Obituaries for July 12, 2018

Helen Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Bulkley

Roderick Groth

Leslie Ann Simms

John Richard Larango

Mary Agnes Peters

Elizabeth C. "Liz" Marshall Fredrickson

Elaine Ruth (Mason) Margeson

PAID PRINTED OBITUARY

Helen Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Bulkley
Oct. 7, 1930 ~ June 25, 2018

Our precious mother, Helen Elizabeth Bulkley (Betty), arrived in heaven June 25, 2018. She was a woman who was always filled with sweetness and devotion to her family and friends.

Betty was born in Tacoma, Washington, on Oct. 7, 1930, to Frank Lott and Helen Farr Lott. At the age of 2, with her sister Bunny, the family moved to Post Falls, Idaho, where Helen married Harry Moeller. Mom worked in a soda shop and, through a pen pal in Camas, she met Don Faler at the Liberty Theatre in 1945.

Betty enjoyed life, helping on the farm, camp cook in elk camp, the very best apple pies, years of tole painting and ceramics, a dedicated 4-H leader, hauling Ed and Pam to horse shows, rodeos and fun beach trips. Mom worked at Crown Zellerbach, she was a waitress and finally retired as bookkeeper from Danielson Thriftway in Washougal.

Betty married Robert Bulkley in 1973, blending their precious families. In retirement years, Mom and Bob enjoyed Arizona life and visiting grandchildren around the country.

She is survived by her loving family, son, Ed and Ladinea Faler; daughter, Pam and Tim Seekins; and Chris, Brian and Stephanie Bulkley. Mom was Grandma Betty to everyone who met her. She is also survived by her beloved grandchildren; Allen, Marcy and John Faler; Traci and Greg Faxon; Justin and Teazzua Seekins; Scott and Carolyn Bulkley; Christine and Nathan White; Marlianna and Coby Sullivan; and Karlah Bulkley; great-grandchildren, Abbigail, Gillen, Austin, Emma, Nikko, Ksenya, Crystal, Kylie, Amber, Autumn, Summer, Averey and Corwin. She is also survived by sister, Bunny and Charles Montgomery of Indiana; brother, Wally and Beth Lott of Fox Island, Washington; and sister, Patty Lewis of Everett, Washington; and cousins, Kim and Tomala of Portland.

Betty is preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Robert Bulkley and Don Faler; and brother, Harry Moeller.

Family & friends will gather at a later date to remember our sweet mother. Straub’s Funeral Home & Columbia River Cremation in Camas is in charge of the arrangements. To sign the guestbook or give condolences, visit www.straubsfuneralhome.com.

Read the complete obituaries in the July 12 print edition of the Post-Record.

Roderick W. Groth

Roderick Wesley Groth died Tuesday, June 10, 2018, at the Ray Hickey Hospice House in Vancouver. He was 86.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 14, at 2 p.m., at First Christian Church, 404 N.E. Sixth Ave., Camas.

Leslie A. Simms

Leslie Ann Simms died Friday, July 6, 2018, in Vancouver. She was 57.

There will be no services per her request. A private burial will be held at Washougal Memorial Cemetery. Straub’s Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the West Columbia Gorge Humane Society, 2675 Index St., Washougal, WA 98671 or the Ray Hickey Hospice House, 2112 E Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver, WA 98661.

John ‘Jack’ R. Larango

Vancouver resident John “Jack” Richard Larango died Friday, July 6, 2018. He was 80.

A service was held Wednesday, July 11, at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 324 N.E. Oak St., Camas, and was followed by a committal service at Park Hill Cemetery, 5915 E. Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver.

Straub’s Funeral Home & Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements. To leave a condolence, visit www.straubsfuneralhome.com or the guest book at www.columbian.com/obits.

Mary A. Peters

Mary Agnes Peters died Wednesday, July 4, 2018.

Services are pending until September. A notice will be posted prior to the service date. To leave a condolence, visit www.straubsfuneralhome.com.

Elizabeth C. Marshall Fredrickson

Elizabeth “Liz” C. (Marshall) Fredrickson died July 1, 2018. She was 74.

A celebration of Liz’ life will be held Thursday, July 26, at 11 a.m., at Zion Lutheran Church, 824 N.E. Fourth Ave., Camas.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Zion Lutheran Church. To leave a condolence, visit www.straubsfuneralhome.com.

Elaine R. (Mason) Margeson

Elaine Ruth (Mason) Margeson died June 2, 2018. She was 95.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the West Columbia Gorge Humane Society, P.O. Box 270, Washougal, WA 98671.

A celebration of life will be held Sunday, July 22, from 1 to 3 p.m., at Lacamas Lake Lodge, 227 N.E. Lake Road, Camas.

To leave a condolence or sign the online guest book, visit www.straubsfuneralhome.com.

Patricia J. Richardson

Patricia Jane Richardson died Sunday, July 8, 2018. She was 95.

A funeral mass will be held on Friday, July 13, at noon, at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. 324 N.E. Oak St., Camas, followed by a committal service at the Camas Cemetery, 630 N.E. Oak St. To leave a condolence or sign the online guestbook, visit www.straubsfuneralhome.com.

Read the complete obituaries in the July 12 print edition of the Post-Record.

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