Obituaries for April 6, 2017

Francis Strobeck, 83, of Camas, Washington, passed away peacefully at home on March 31st from complications of Alzheimer’s disease.

Edna June Goff died Saturday, March 18, 2017, in Vancouver. She was 91.

Richard Noah Byrum died Monday, March 27, 2017, in Vancouver. He was 80.

Frederick Heulett Trott died Sunday, March 26, 2017 at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center. He was 87.

Joan Elaine (Mallatt) Walker died on Monday, March 6, 2017. She was 78.

PAID OBITUARY

Frances Strobeck
February 5, 1934 ~ March 31, 2017

Francis Strobeck, 83, of Camas, Washington, passed away peacefully at home on March 31st from complications of Alzheimer’s disease. Francis was born on February 5th, 1934 in Stanley North Dakota and came to Vancouver, WA when he was five years old. He lived in Clark County, WA the rest of his life. He was a State Farm agent in Camas for 32 years. Francis was a Korean War veteran serving in the navy from 1951 to 1955 and then the navy reserves from 55-59.

During his time as a State Farm agent, Francis was beloved by his customers because of his kindness, integrity, honesty and empathy. Over his career he loaned out his personal car several times to clients whose cars had been damaged in an accident and more than a few times he wrote personal checks to help people out until their insurance settlements arrived. After Francis retired in ’96, former clients continued for a time, to call him at home asking for help and advice. Francis always made time for them.

Beyond his business with State Farm, in February 1974 Francis helped expand the concessions stand at Louis Bloch Park by using his concrete, electrical and building knowledge and his hard work. Many many families have used that concession stand over the years including his own sons.

In 2000 while his son Adam attended the University of Washington, Francis built a sauna room at the Delta Chi Fraternity for the boys to use. He also built ladders for the bunk beds in the rooms so the boys wouldn’t have to step on the lower bed to get to the top bed. He made these improvements giving his time and money never expecting anything in return.

Every home Francis lived in, he improved. He could build anything and fix anything. He remodeled a cabin in Northwoods, Cougar, WA turning it into an amazing retreat. Some of his happiest moments were spent fishing on the Swift Reservoir for trout. He also on numerous occasions helped family members with hours of his time remodeling, painting, sheet rocking, and plumbing.

Francis was a quiet man who never tooted his own horn. He was a gentleman and as his mother used to say “a gentle man”, who helped others quietly, never asking for anything in return and never talking about the help he had given. For those of us who knew and loved Francis he is our example of the Good Samaritan, a role-model of generosity and selflessness who will never be forgotten.

Francis is survived by his wife of 31 years Linda Strobeck, his sons Kim (Taree), Adam Strobeck, his daughter Julie Strobeck, his step-daughter Amy Reed, his former wife Jacqueline Strobeck and his brother Dick Gretsch. He was preceded in death by his son Kirk Strobeck and half-brother Jim Gretsch.

There will be a celebration service on Saturday, April 22, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at Faith Center Church, 10702 NE 117th Ave., Vancouver, WA 98662, (360) 253-2484.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made at Alz.org as a memorial gift in Francis Strobeck’s name. To send condolences, please visit straubsfuneralhome.com.

Read the complete obituaries in the Thursday, April 6, print edition of the Post-Record.

Edna J. Goff

Edna June Goff died Saturday, March 18, 2017, in Vancouver. She was 91.

A joint service, with interment and military honors, will be held for June and Roger on Thursday, June 1, 2017, at 11 a.m., at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Humane Society for Southwest Washington, 1100 N.E. 192nd Ave, Vancouver, WA 98684. Straub’s Funeral Home and Columbia River Cremation handled the arrangements.

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

Richard N. Byrum

Richard Noah Byrum died Monday, March 27, 2017, in Vancouver. He was 80.

A private memorial service was held April 4.

Frederick H. Trott

Frederick Heulett Trott died Sunday, March 26, 2017, at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver. He was 87.

Frederick will be interned at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, Oregon. A private celebration of life will be held at a later date. Straub’s Funeral Home & Columbia River Cremation was in charge of the arrangements. To send condolences or to sign the online guestbook, visit www.straubsfuneralhome.com.

Joan E. (Mallatt) Walker

Joan Elaine (Mallatt) Walker of Washougal died on Monday, March 6, 2017. She was 78.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, April 25, from 4 to 6 p.m. at LaCamas Lake Lodge in Camas. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Washington State Democrats, P.O. Box 4027, Seattle, WA 98194-0027 (wa-democrats.org). Sign and share memories on the online guest book at www.brownsfh.com.

Michael E. Basford-Schrader

Michael E. Basford-Schrader died Saturday, April 1, 2017, in Houma, Louisiana. He was 61.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Curtis L. Carney

Curtis Lee Carney died Saturday, March 4, 2017, in Tacoma, Washington. He was 55. He was born January 2, 1962.

A private celebration of life will be held in the near future.

Memorial donations may be sent to the Paralyzed Veterans Foundation.

Belinda M. Renshaw

Belinda M. Renshaw died Thursday, March 31, 2017. She was 43. She was born Sept. 5, 1973, in Germany.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, April 9, at 2 p.m., at Straub’s Funeral Home in Camas. To send condolences or to sign the online guestbook, visit www.straubsfuneralhome.com.

Karen R. Davis

Karen Rae (Noah) Davis of Albany, Oregon, died Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at Albany General Hospital. She was 68.

A memorial service will be planned at a later time.

Online condolences for the family may be posted at www.fisherfuneralhome.com.

Patricia ‘Patti’ D. Cullen

Patricia “Patti” Dee Cullen died Wednesday, March 15, 2017, in Washougal. She was 54.

At this time a memorial service has not been scheduled.

Brown’s Funeral Home & Cremation services is in charge of arrangements. Sign and share memories on the online guest book at www.brownsfh.com.

Read the complete obituaries in the Thursday, April 6, print edition of the Post-Record.