Obituaries for Feb. 22, 2018

Danette Marie (Trujillo) Nevins, known to all her fans as “Dane’girl,” chose to leave this phase of life and move onto the next this year on February 3, 2018, at the age of 50.

James (Jim) Gibson passed away peacefully in Honolulu, HI, on February 7, 2018.

Eleanor “Ellie” Wiley McCallum died on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. She was 87. Ellie was born in Seattle on May 6, 1930. Her twin sister, Marie, followed 15 minutes later.

Bruce Allen Stevens died at home on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. He was 75.

Robert William Boyle, of Washougal, died Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. He was 85.

Floyd W. Flohr, Jr., died in his Washougal home on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. He was 89.

George Walter Dolinsky died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018. He was 92.

PAID PRINTED OBITUARIES

Danette Marie (Trujillo) Nevins
Feb. 17, 1967 ~ Feb. 3, 2018

Danette Marie (Trujillo) Nevins, known to all her fans as “Dane’girl,” chose to leave this phase of life and move onto the next this year on February 3, 2018, at the age of 50. She was ready!

Dane’ was born on February 17, 1967, to her beloved parents, Bette Jo Chavez and Aniano Phillip Trujillo in Salt Lake City, Utah. “Dane’girl” was a 27-year resident of Clark County. Dane’ was known as a party girl, who worked at bars around the town; she was the wild child.

She made sure she worked hard to take care of herself and her family, Dane’ had a huge heart and she would pick up the homeless, take them home to shower, wash their clothes and feed them a hot meal.

While also being a rebel with an impish spirit, she partied hard at night and on the weekends. Dani loved to dance, sing karaoke, play practical jokes and could typically be found creating mischief of all kinds. She was quite the little stinker stealing the 8 balls from many billiard sets, swiping lighters from gas stations every time she had an opportunity, and keychains from who knows where because as she said, “I CAN.” Her house is filled with shot glasses she collected from places she went or as gifts from friends and family. There are so many pens she had taken from everywhere!

She bought dozens of cookbooks she never even opened! She stocked up for the apocalypse, always enough food to feed the neighborhood. Everyone knew that if they needed something…Dane’ most likely had it and all they had to do was ask! She loved to help people.

Survived by her husband, Levi Nevins in Vancouver; her mother, Bette Jo in Price, Utah; her two daughters, Athena Winch, of North Bonneville, Washington, and Chantell Winch and her son, Dalton Warner, both of Vancouver; five grandchildren Brayden, Shaylynn, Ta’lieya, Jada, JJ; her siblings: Cindi Curry, Aniano Trujillo, Esperanza Trujillo, Tona Lopez-Hill, Nate Aspelund, Tia Aspelund; as well as 17 nieces and nephews, and a few great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Aniano.

A celebration of Danette’s colorful life will take place June 1st at a time to be determined. Those who wish to send flowers may contact Mystic Gardens Floral at (360) 989-6386. Those who wish to join in celebrating her life stories and experiences, please visit www.Forevermissed.com/dane-girl-marie-nevins. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Brown’s Funeral Home. To sign the online guestbook, please visit, www.brownsfh.com.

James Frederick Gibson
Dec. 24, 1943 ~ Feb. 7, 2018

James (Jim) Gibson passed away peacefully in Honolulu, HI, on February 7, 2018.

James Frederick Gibson was born in Danbury, CT, on December 24, 1943, to loving parents, Van and Josa Gibson. Upon graduating from Liverpool High School in Liverpool, NY, Jim went on to attend college and play football at the University of Hawaii, where he earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. Jim had two sons, Michael and J.P., with his first wife, Yvonne Esther Ahn, and began a long and successful banking career.

In 1976, Jim married the love of his life, Diana Yukie Yamada. They had three children together, Joshua, Marcy, and Joseph. After living in Hawaii, California, Utah, and New Mexico, they settled in Southwest Washington in 1991, where Jim became an involved, valuable member of the local community. His boundless energy, pragmatism, and tireless work ethic served him well as he found great joy in helping others. Whether it was a neighbor in need, service at church, or maintenance on a friend’s house, Jim was known to give his ideas, effort, resources, and time without limit.

Jim spent his entire life with an adventurous spirit—he loved being on the water, traveling, and enjoying God’s creation. Outgoing and curious, Jim was known to strike up conversation with anyone, building connections and relationships through his genuine interest and care for other people’s lives. Born with an inquisitive mind, Jim was constantly searching God’s word in his quest to better know the Lord. As Jim grew in his relationship with Christ, his desire to love others also grew. His service and support to teens through Young Life ministries, as well as his dedication to grow in grace, wisdom, humility, and patience, made him an example to all those around him.

Jim is preceded in death by his mother, Josa Gibson and father, Van Gibson. Jim is survived by his wife, Diana Gibson. He was a warm-hearted father to his children, Michael (and Priscilla) Gibson, JP (and Kat) Gibson, Joshua (and Hilary) Gibson, Marcy (and Aaron) Smith, and Joseph (and Haley) Gibson. Jim was the proud and caring grandfather to ten grandchildren, with an eleventh grandchild due in March. He will be fondly remembered by grandchildren, Cary and Elliott Gibson; Tori, Emily, and Ben Gibson; Eliana Gibson; Derebe and Cherenet Smith; and Iyla and Teo Gibson. Jim is also survived by his three siblings, Bob (and Joyce) Gibson, of Fairfield, CT; Jane Gibson of Hilo, HI; and Tom (and Marsha) Gibson, of Rotonda West, FL; as well as many nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life service will be held March 1, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. at Gateway Community Church, 1235 E St. Washougal, WA, 98671. The family has requested aloha attire or bright colors be worn. In lieu of flowers, donation in Jim’s memory may be sent to: East Clark County Young Life’s Campership Fund (online or PO Box 87595, Vancouver, WA 98687), or to Teach One to Lead One Clark County Chapter (online).

Read the complete obituaries in the Feb. 22 print edition of the Post-Record.

Eleanor ‘Ellie’ Wiley McCallum

Eleanor “Ellie” Wiley McCallum died on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. She was 87. Ellie was born in Seattle on May 6, 1930. Her twin sister, Marie, followed 15 minutes later.

Ellie married James “Jim” McCallum, the love of her life, on July 7, 1951, while they were attending Western Washington University. The couple moved to Camas in August of 1953, when Jim accepted a teaching position in Camas.

Ellie was an active member of St. John’s Presbyterian Church in Camas for more than 60 years. She served as a Sunday school teacher, and later as an Elder and Deacon of the church. She was a delegate to the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. She served as a volunteer in the American Syringomyelia Alliance Project and was on its board of directors. She also volunteered for several years at Friends of the Carpenter in Vancouver.

In August of 1969, she earned her master’s degree in education and library science. Ellie worked in Camas and Washougal school districts. As an active school librarian, she was a member of the Washington State Association of School Librarians.

Her main hobbies were reading, sewing and gardening. She was an avid sports fan of Seattle baseball, the Oregon Ducks and the Portland Trail Blazers.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim; parents, George and Adele Wiley; and brother and sister-in-law, Clyde and Gladys Wiley.

Ellie is survived by her twin sister, Marie; children, Katy (Carlos) Tager, Wiley McCallum, John (Regina) McCallum, Willy McCallum; four grandsons; and three great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 3, at St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 1206 N.E. Birch St., Camas. Donations may be made to St. John’s Presbyterian Church, at 1206 N.E. Birch St., Camas, WA 98607, or to Friends of the Carpenter, at 1600 W. 20th St., Vancouver, WA 98660. To leave a condolence or sign the online guestbook, visit straubsfuneralhome.com.

Bruce A. Stevens

Bruce Allen Stevens died at home on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. He was 75.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, Feb. 23, at Fern Prairie Cemetery. Those who wish to honor Bruce’s life are invited to make a donation to www.veteranswhocarefoundation.com, P.O. Box 561, Washougal, WA 98671. Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown’s Funeral Home. To sign the online guestbook, visit www.brownsfh.com.

Robert W. Boyle

Robert William Boyle, of Washougal, died on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. He was 85.

Straub’s Funeral Home & Columbia River Crematory are in charge of arrangements. To leave a condolence or sign the online guestbook, visit www.straubsfuneralhome.com. A private graveside service will be held for family at at 1 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 25, at the Camas Cemetery.

Floyd W. Flohr, Jr.

Floyd W. Flohr, Jr., died in his Washougal home on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. He was 89.

His life will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 22, at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 716 Washougal River Road, Washougal. Burial will be private at Sunnyside Cemetery, 1000 S.E. Coffey Road, Washougal. Straub’s Funeral Home & Columbia River Cremation in Camas is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 716 Washougal River Road, Washougal, WA 98671. To send condolences or sign the online guestbook, visit www.straubsfuneralhome.com.

George W. Dolinsky

George Walter Dolinsky died on Jan. 2, 2018. He was 92.

George had a requested a Masonic service at the Washougal North Bank Lodge, 888 Washougal River Road, at 4 p.m., Saturday, March 10.

Lillian A.M. Sapp

Lillian Ann Mary Sapp, of Camas, died on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. She was 80. There will be a viewing at Straub’s Funeral Home on Friday, Feb. 23, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A funeral will be held at Straub’s Funeral Home at 2 p.m., Friday, March 2. A full obituary will appear in next week’s paper.

Franklin G. Davis

Franklin George Davis died on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, at home. He was 77.

A celebration of life will be held at noon, Saturday, March 3, at the Camas-Washougal Moose Lodge, 389 “E” St., Washougal.

Read the complete obituaries in the Feb. 22 print edition of the Post-Record.