Obituaries for Feb. 16, 2016

Alma Ann (Felton) Howe died Jan. 28, 2016.

Alma Ann (Felton) Howe

Madonna Harriet McMahan died peacefully Feb. 9, 2016, in Camas. She was 93.

Robert LaFollette Jensvold died Jan. 30, 2016. He was 87.

Dale D. Ross died recently after a three-year battle with cancer.

Clayton Harry Slyter died Feb. 5, 2016, in Camas. He was 95.

Donna June Webberley died Feb. 12, 2016. She was 70.

PAID OBITUARY

Alma Ann (Felton) Howe

April 27, 1934-January 28, 2016

Alma Ann Felton was born on April 27, 1934, in Clear Lake, Iowa, to George Felton and Zada Geneva (Rice) Felton. She joined a brother, Harris, and later welcomed a sister, Zada. The family moved to the Los Angeles area in 1940 for employment opportunities (aircraft industries) and to help Alma’s asthma problems.

In 1947, the family moved to Portland, Ore. Alma attended Washington High School. She graduated from Washington in 1952 as co-valedictorian. She was awarded a scholarship to Willamette University.

During her freshman year she pledged Delta Gamma Sorority and also met Robert (Bob) Howe in a Spanish class. They began dating her sophomore year, but that was interrupted when she contracted polio early that term. She was hospitalized for several months in Portland and had to withdraw from college. Bob visited her while she was in the hospital and they resumed dating. They were married March 27, 1955, and lived a brief time in Salem, Ore., and Camas.

That same year they moved to Arlington, Wash., where Bob was hired as a teacher. Alma was involved in several school and community activities. They spent the summer of 1958 at San Jose State. Jeanine was born in Arlington in 1959 and the family was off that summer to Utah State University on another National Science Foundation Institute.

Alma and Bob decided to transition to college teaching so they moved to Corvallis for three years while Bob taught part-time and completed a doctorate in science education at Oregon State University. During those years, Alma played a crucial role helping to type and process data for Bob’s doctoral research.

In August 1963, the family moved to Columbus, Ohio, where Bob joined the faculty of The Ohio State University. They settled in Worthington, Ohio, and Jeff joined the family in 1970. The Ohio years were among the happiest of her life. She enjoyed raising her children and being involved in their activities; she was a super mother. She enjoyed the university culture, the local communities and her many friends from her neighborhoods and activities. She was especially active in The Women’s Club of The Ohio State University; she participated in several social service and interest groups, and was president of the main group in 1982. She was active in the Worthington United Methodist Church and in 1975 began playing in the church hand bell choir.

They were advised that a move to the Northwest might be beneficial for both of them, so they moved in 1994 and settled in Camas. The house is on a hill, an easy drive to family members, the sea coast, the Columbia Gorge, lakes, and mountains. Alma continued playing hand bells with the Columbia Presbyterian Joybell Ringers–enjoyed playing bridge and volunteered with local organizations including the Camas-Washougal Community Chest and her neighborhood association. For several years she was her mother’s primary care giver.

Alma’s main interests throughout her life were her family and friends. She was a devoted mother and showered her children with love and care. She was a loving wife and a full partner in all family endeavors. She made friends easily and strived to maintain contact with them. Among her other interests were travel (most states in the US, Europe, Canada, Mexico, East Asia), photography, crossword puzzles, reading, current events, activities of The Ohio State University, music, theatre and a variety of TV programs.

Alma was predeceased by her parents George and Zada Geneva Felton.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Robert W. Howe, Camas; daughter, Jeanine Howe, Grand Junction, Colo.; son, Jeffrey (Alysia Abbott) Howe, Cambridge, Mass.; grandchildren, Annabel Rose and Stephen Finnegan Abbott Howe; brother, Harris (Marilyn) Felton, Portland; sister, Zada (Charles) Lamb, Tigard; sister-in-law, Mary (Howe) Covert, Portland; seven nieces and nephews and their children, several cousins and close friends.

A memorial service will be held at The Columbia Presbyterian Church in Vancouver, Wash., at 2:00 pm on the afternoon of May 22.

In lieu of flowers, the following causes are suggested as memorials: The Camas-Washougal Community Chest Endowment Fund, PO Box 960, Camas, Washington, 98607; The University Women’s Club of The Ohio State University Scholarship Fund, PO Box 82363, Columbus, Ohio 43202-0363; Columbia Presbyterian Church (Bell Choir Memorial Gift) 8715 St Helens Ave., Vancouver, WA 98664; Willamette University Scholarship Fund, Office of Annual Giving, Willamette U., 900 State St., Salem, Oregon 97301.

Straub’s Funeral Home and Columbia River Cremation in Camas is in charge of arrangements. To send condolences or to sign the online guestbook, please visit www.straubsfuneralhome.com.

The complete obituaries can be found in the Feb. 16 print edition of the Post-Record.

Madonna H. McMahan

Madonna Harriet McMahan died peacefully Feb. 9, 2016, in Camas. She was 93.

A celebration of life was held Feb. 14 at Washougal United Methodist Church. Interment was at Anderson Memorial Park in Anderson. Straub’s Funeral Home and Columbia River Cremation in Camas was in Charge of arrangements.

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

Robert L. Jensvold

Robert LaFollette Jensvold died Jan. 30, 2016. He was 87.

A celebration of Robert’s life will be held Saturday, Feb. 20, at 1 p.m., at Camas United Methodist Church. Brown’s Funeral Home in Camas is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial donations can be made to the Two Rivers Heritage Museum, P.O. Box 204, Washougal, WA 98671.

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

Dale D. Ross

Dale D. Ross died Jan. 27, 2016, after a three-year battle with cancer.

A celebration of life will be held Sunday, Feb. 21 at 1 p.m., at the Camas High School auditorium, 26900 S.E. 15th St. Straub’s Funeral Home & Columbia River Cremation in Camas is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial donations can be made to Operation Bald Eagle, www.operationbaldeagle.org, (801) 972-2820, in Sammamish, Washington.

Sign the guest book at www.straubsfuneralhome.com.

Clayton H. Slyter

Clayton Harry Slyter died Feb. 5, 2016, in Camas. He was 95.

Clayton was interred at the Camas Cemetery on Feb. 10. Straub’s Funeral Home & Columbia River Cremation in Camas was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial donations can be made to Hospice Southwest, 5400 MacArthur Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98661.

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

Donna J. Webberley

Donna June Webberley died Feb. 12, 2016. She was 70.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, Feb. 18, at noon at Calvary Community Church with pastor Jeremy Carmichael officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Calvary Community Church, 2717 N.E. Third Ave., Camas. Straub’s Funeral Home & Columbia River Cremation in Camas was in charge of arrangements.

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

Rose Marie Carpenter

Rose Marie Carpenter died Feb. 12, 2016. She was 72.

She was born July 16, 1943, in Minot, North Dakota. Services are pending. Straub’s Funeral Home & Columbia River Cremation in Camas is in charge of arrangements.

The complete obituaries can be found in the Feb. 16 print edition of the Post-Record.

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