Obituaries for April 26, 2016

Dean Meyer

Merle Ann McKenzie died April 14, 2016. She was 75.

Ethel “ Josephine” Towers died peacefully April 13, 2016, surrounded by her family and caregivers. at home April 13, 2016. She was 99.

Darroll LaVerne Andrew died April 15, 2016. He was 84.

PAID OBITUARY

Dean Eugene Meyer

February 5, 1929 ~ April 3, 2016

“We loved him for his honesty, integrity, humor, laughter, and smile. But most of all for just him. Dean will be missed and loved forever.”

Dean Eugene Meyer passed away on April 3, 2016, at the age of 87, leaving behind his loving wife of 63 years, Katherine; nine children; eight daughters: Karen (Mike) Eaton, Cheryl (Jim) Rettig, Lynne (Fred) David, Theresa (Bill) Barto, Pam (Mark) Beckley, Janice Nelson, Carol Eckman, Gail Meyer, and only son, Greg (Sylvia) Meyer; thirteen grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Dean was born Feb. 5, 1929, in Silvercreek, Nebraska, the third of eleven children to John and Elizabeth Meyer. The family moved west and settled in Camas, in 1937, where he grew up and graduated from Camas High School and later attended Puget Sound University.

Dean worked as a production planner for Crown Zellerbach, now Georgia-Pacific, and retired in 1990. While working, he served as a dedicated and valued board member for the LCCU, formerly known as Crown Camas Credit Union, retiring after 35 years of volunteering his services. In his younger years, he was a member of the Toastmasters International Club that helped him develop speaking and leadership skills.

Dean and Katherine loved traveling. Hawaii, Alaska, Mexico and Las Vegas being some of their favorite destinations to visit family and friends, and always looked forward to their summers in Sun River with their grandkids.

An avid sports enthusiast, Dean loved baseball, bowling, and especially golf. He was a long-time member of Orchard Hills Country Club where he had many friends that loved the game as well … and they were also witnesses to his three holes-in-one. He spent years coaching Little League baseball (The Bums) and Babe Ruth League (The Eagles). His daughters spent numerous summers at the ball park watching their favorite coach and brother play.

Dean truly loved his family and always looked forward to, and rarely missed, their sporting events and activities. He’d be seen in the bleachers for basketball, stands for baseball, and on the sidelines for track meets. He loved his country music, his “5-hour lunches” with his eight daughters, sports-time-and-talk with his athletic son, and his nightly Jeopardy and Wheel-of-Fortune with his wife.

In Dean’s words, “You can always make more money, but you can’t always make more memories.” Thank you, Dean. You made good memories we will forever cherish.

In lieu of flowers, donations would be genuinely appreciated by St. Thomas Catholic Church GUILD, Camas, or HopeDemenitaSupport.org. Thank you.

Please sign his guest book at www.columbian.com/obits.

The following complete obituaries can be found in the April 26 print edition of the Post-Record.

Merle Ann McKenzie

Merle Ann McKenzie died April 14, 2016. She was 75.

A religious ceremony and visitation was held April 25 at Brown’s Stoller Memorial Chapel in Camas, followed by a graveside service and military honors at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, Oregon.

To sign the online guest book, visit www.brownsfh.com.

Ethel ‘Josephine’ Towers

Ethel “Josephine” Towers died peacefully April 13, 2016, surrounded by her family and caregivers. She was 99.

Burial will be held Saturday, April 30, at 1 p.m., at Cascades Pioneer Cemetery at North Bonneville, followed by a celebration of life at the event center, 102 CBD Mall Drive. To send condolences, visit www.gardnerfh.com.

Darroll L. Andrew

Darroll LaVerne Andrew died April 15, 2016. He was 84.

A celebration of Darroll’s life will be held Wednesday, April 27, at 10 a.m., at Brown’s Stoller Memorial Chapel in Camas. A graveside service with military honors at Willamette National Cemetery will follow.

Sign the online guest book at www.brownsfh.com.

John H. Selph

John Henry Selph died April 4, 2016, in Boston, Massachusetts. He was 51.

A service was held April 15.

Dennis J. Ziesemer

Dennis J. Ziesemer died peacefully at home April 21, 2016. He was 57.

A celebration of life service will be held Wednesday, April 27, at 2 p.m., at NorthLake Church in Camas. Brown’s Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Camas is in charge of arrangements.

To sign the online guest book, visit www.brownsfh.com.

Stephen Brumley

Stephen Brumley died April 19, 2016. He was 66.

Services are pending. Straub’s Funeral Home & Columbia River Cremation in Camas is in charge of arrangements.

Austin Dubay

Austin Dubay died April 18, 2016, of an accidental drug overdose.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Austin Dubay Memorial Drug Awareness Fund at www.generosity.com, fundraiser ID: 1729961.

Straub’s Funeral Home and Columbia River Cremation in Camas is in charge of arrangements.

To send condolences or sign the online guest book, visit www.straubsfuneralhome.com.

The complete obituaries can be found in the April 26 print edition of the Post-Record.

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