Obituaries for Feb. 2, 2016

Maurice Joseph Munch died Jan. 4, 2016.

Carol Jean “CJ” (Risner) Batten died peacefully at her home in Washougal Jan. 29, 2016. She was 71.

Mary Christine Ford died Jan. 14, 2016, in Milwaukie, Oregon, of a rare form of ovarian cancer. She was 60.

Stanley “Buzz” Francais Zagorsky died Jan. 26, 2016. He was 70.

PAID OBITUARY

Maurice Joseph Munch

November 23, 1937-January 4, 2016

Maurice (“Mo” to family and friends) died in early January at his Seattle home. He was born on November 23, 1937, to Herman and Irma Munch of Washougal. He grew up in Washougal, graduating from Washougal High School with the class of 1956. He attended the University of Washington, from which he graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering in 1960.

Most of Mo’s professional life was with Boeing in Seattle. He also worked for Boeing on its Space Program and with first-astronaut-on-the-moon Neil Armstrong in Huntsville, Alabama. He obtained his Masters Degree while with Boeing in Huntsville.

After some years in Alabama, Mo moved back to his home state of Washington, living in Washougal and working with his father at Munch Electric. Returning to the Seattle area, he lived on acreage in Maple Valley in a home he built himself. He worked for Boeing for the remainder of his career.

Mo had a taste for outdoor activities, among them clamming and oystering, fishing, hiking and mountain climbing, and hunting. He was also an avid golfer.

Surviving Mo are his twin daughters, Deana Munch (Abed) and Lisa Heuple; stepchildren, Paul Haase, Jill Haase (Kelly), Rebecca Ryker, Debbie Haase (Carson), and Christy Haase; six grandchildren and seven stepgrandchildren; sisters, Gretchen Ward and Carolyn Dixon (Richard), and brother, Louie Munch (JaneAnn). He will be greatly missed by his family and friends as he meant so much to so many.

A celebration of Mo’s life will be held on March 26th at the Dolphin Yacht Club in Washougal. Details will be printed two weeks prior. Those wishing to make memorial donations may send them in his name to a conservation or environmental organization of their choice.

The complete obituaries can be found in the Feb. 2 print edition of the Post-Record.

Carol Jean Batten

Carol Jean “CJ” (Risner) Batten died peacefully Jan. 29, 2016, at her home in Washougal. She was 71.

A memorial service will be held Friday, Feb. 5, at 2:30 p.m., at Lacamas Lake Lodge and Conference Center, 227 N.E. Lake Road in Camas. All friends of CJ are welcome to attend this simple service. Straub’s Funeral Home in Camas is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Hospice Southwest, P.O. Box 1600, Vancouver, WA 98668.

Mary C. Ford

Mary Christine Ford died Jan. 14, 2016, in Milwaukie, Oregon, of a rare form of ovarian cancer. She was 60.

Mary was cremated and will be interred next to her parents at Holy Cross Cemetery. There were no services per her request, as she hated funerals.

Memorial donations can be made to St. Francis Dining Hall, Sisters of the Road in Portland, or a charity of choice.

Sign the online guest book at www.columbian.com/obits.

Stanley ‘Buzz’ F. Zagorsky

Stanley “Buzz” Francais Zagorsky died Jan. 26, 2016. He was 70.

Military honors will take place Monday, Feb. 8, at 10 a.m., at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland. Brown’s Funeral Home in Camas is in charge of arrangements.

To send condolences, visit www.brownsfh.com.

Dale Ross

Dale Ross died Jan. 27, 2016. He was 60.

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

Alma Howe

Alma Howe died Jan. 28, 2016. She was 82.

Services are pending. A complete obituary will be published in a future edition of the Post-Record. Straub’s Funeral Home & Columbia River Cremation is in charge of arrangements.

The Rev. Allan W. Miller Sr.

The Rev. Allan Wayne Miller Sr. died peacefully Jan. 21, 2016, at Prestige Care in Camas.

A celebration of life service will be held Saturday, Feb. 6, at 2 p.m., at Grace Foursquare Church, 717 S.E. Everett Road, Camas.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Pathways Pregnancy Clinic, c/o Randy Miller, 1971 Willow Drive, Camas WA 98607, or to Vida Nueva COTN*, c/o Dr. Randy Bynum, 309 Ninth Ave. North, Nampa, ID 83687, or online at www vidanuevanaz.org.

Brent S. McDowell

Brent Stephen McDowell died Jan. 19, 2016. He was 46.

A celebration of life service was held Jan. 30 Brown’s Funeral Home in Camas.

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

The complete obituaries can be found in the Feb. 2 print edition of the Post-Record.

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