Obituaries for Feb. 9, 2017

Edwyna “Eddie” McAninch passed away peacefully on Jan. 18, 2017. She was 89.

John McFarlane “Bud” Boyle, Jr., died Feb. 3. He was 88.

Charlotte Crum died Jan. 28, 2017. She was 94.

Laura Elizabeth “Betty” Goheen died Jan. 30, 2017. She was 95.

Ronald Eugene Sleeth died Jan. 6, 2017, at Ray Hickey Hospice House in Vancouver. He was 74.

Kenneth Frank Thompson died Jan. 2, 2017. He was 84.

Mary C. Dade died Jan. 30. She was 70.

PAID OBITUARY

Edwyna “Eddie” McAninch

July 7, 1927 ~ January 18, 2017

Surrounded by family members, PeaceHealth Hospice, and the caring staff at Prestige Care in Camas, WA, Edwyna “Eddie” McAninch passed away peacefully. She was born on July 7, 1927, in Beaver Falls, PA, to Charles H. and Edwina W. Osborne. They moved to Mt. Lebanon, PA, circa 1937.

Ed and Eddie first met singing in the church choir while in high school. Eddie graduated from Denison University (Granville, OH) and earned her nursing degree from the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH.
After WWII, Ed and Eddie were married in 1950. She served as a Public Health Nurse helping to put her husband, Ed, through medical school in Philadelphia. Together they moved to Seattle, WA, where she worked as an RN. They settled in Camas, WA, in 1953 where she served as a volunteer community nurse, school assistant, and began raising their family.

Eddie’s first love, besides Ed and family, were the trails of the Columbia Gorge and the backcountry of Washington and Oregon. There she organized and conducted many hiking adventures. She was a self taught authority on the wildflowers and geology of the area.
Adventure was a large part of Eddie’s life, whether it took her to the trails of the Columbia River Gorge, Baja, Mexico, or the Grand Canyon where she lived for months and hiked over 300 miles. All told she touched six of the seven continents, missing only Africa.

She is survived by her husband, Edward, M.D.; and three children: Malcolm, M.D. (Janeen) of Portland, OR, Wendy, M.Div. of Ashland, OR, and Gregg, M.D (Carrie) of Carson City, NV; 6 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren.

Eddie was preceded in death by her parents; her younger sister, JoAnn Barsumian; and her infant daughter, Julie.
In keeping with Eddie’s love of the environment, a memorial will be held on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, 2017, at St. John’s Presbyterian Church, Camas, WA, at 2:00 p.m. with a reception following.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to either the Friends of the Columbia Gorge, 333 SW 5th Ave., #300, Portland, OR 97204, or the Grand Canyon Trust, 2601 N. Fort Valley Rd., Flagstaff, AZ 86001.

Arrangements by Brown’s Funeral Home, Camas, WA. www.brownsfh.com.

Read the complete obituaries in the Thursday, Feb. 9, print edition of the Post-Record.

John M. ‘Bud’ Boyle, Jr.

John McFarlane “Bud” Boyle, Jr., died Feb. 3, 2017. He was 88.

Viewing will be held on Friday, Feb. 10, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Brown’s Funeral Home. Services will be Monday, Feb. 13, at 1 p.m. at Brown’s Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the CAROL program in care of the Camas Fire Department.

Brown’s Funeral Home in Camas is in charge of arrangements. To send condolences, go to www.brownsfh.com.

Charlotte Crum

Charlotte Crum died Jan. 28, 2017. She was 94.

Her life will be celebrated on Friday, Feb. 10, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Camas Meadows. Straub’s Funeral Home & Columbia River Cremation in Camas was in charge of the arrangements. To send condolences or to sign the online guestbook please visit www.straubsfuneralhome.com.

Laura E. ‘Betty’ Goheen

Laura Elizabeth “Betty” Goheen died Jan. 30, 2017. She was 95.

Graveside service will be Saturday, Feb. 11, at 2 p.m., at Evergreen Memorial Gardens, in Vancouver.

Ronald E. Sleeth

Ronald Eugene Sleeth died Jan. 6, 2017, at Ray Hickey Hospice House in Vancouver. He was 74.

There will be a Celebration of Life potluck on Saturday, Feb. 18, at 2 p.m., at the Vancouver Elks Lodge #823, 11605 S.E. McGillivray Blvd., Vancouver.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, One Intrepid Square, West 46th Street and 12th Avenue, New York, NY 10036 or donate online at www.fallenheroesfund.org, in honor of Ronald Sleeth.

Kenneth F. Thompson

Kenneth Frank Thompson died Jan. 2, 2017. He was 84.

A private family gathering was held at Straub’s Funeral Home in Camas. Burial will be at the Los Gatos Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Gatos, CA. To send condolences or to sign the online guestbook please visit www.straubsfuneralhome.com.

Mary C. Dade

Mary C. Dade died Jan. 30, 2017. She was 70.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Camas United Methodist Church at 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Camas United Methodist Church memorial fund. Straub’s Funeral Home & Columbia River Cremation in Camas is in charge of the arrangements.

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

The Rev. William H. Lehmann, Jr.

The Rev. William H. Lehmann, Jr. died Feb. 7, 2017. He was 90.

He was born Sept. 15, 1926, in Darfur, Minnesota.

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

Robert M. Walling

Robert Myland Walling died Jan. 6, 2017. He was 90.

There will be a private service at the Camas City Cemetery.

Yvonne L.L. Evans

Yvonne Louise Ludahl Evans died on Monday, Dec. 26, 2016, at Hopewell Hospice in Portland following a long illness. She was 72.

A celebration of life will be Wednesday, Feb. 15, 1:30 p.m. at Washington Grange, 7701 N.E. Ward Rd., Vancouver.

Read the complete obituaries in the Thursday, Feb. 9, print edition of the Post-Record.