Obituaries for May 2, 2019

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Duncan A. MacDonald 
May 24, 1927 ~ Dec. 11, 2018

Duncan A. MacDonald served during World War II on the Wallace L. Lind, D.D. 703, in the Pacific Theatre. His ship saw a lot of action.

He will be inurned with military honors Saturday, May 4, 2019, at 10 a.m. at Washougal Memorial Cemetery, 3329 Q St. The public is invited.

Thank you for your service and may you rest in peace.

William (Bill) James Rodgers
September 9, 1949 ~ April 6, 2019

Born September 9, 1949, in Vancouver, to Lenore (Self) Rodgers and Robert James Rodgers. He attended Camas schools, graduating from Camas High School. He married Kitty O’Neil and had two sons, William and Jason Rodgers.

Bill was a volunteer for the Camas Fire Department as a fireman and EMT as well as a member of Search and Rescue. He also taught as a certified first aid instructor at the paper mill in Camas for many years, teaching many classes before retiring from the mill.

He enjoyed playing golf, hunting, riding the dunes, white water rafting and watching his grandson Jaxsen’s sports.

Those who knew Bill know he was a man of few words. He sat with a little smile on his face watching and listening to his family and friends. Enjoying their company, always with a Pepsi in his hand. If you needed him for anything, he was always there to help.

Bill fought depression most of his life. After suffering a heart attack in 2018, which led to open heart surgery, the depression seemed to intensify. Sadly, he chose a permanent solution to a temporary problem. Something we will all regret when fondly thinking of him. Bill died on April 6, 2019. He was cremated at Evergreen Memorial Gardens. Placement of his ashes and a memorial gathering to be decided later.

He is survived by his father, Robert J. Rodgers of Vancouver; his sons, Bill Jr. and Jason (Jennifer), his grandchildren, Victoria, Hope, Olivia and Jaxsen; his sister, Karen Luton Poellnitz (Chuck) of Ilwaco, WA; brother, Don; his aunt, Pat Self of Gresham, OR; Jaxsen’s mother, Lindsay and numerous nieces and nephews and many, many cousins.

Rest in peace father, son, brother, uncle, grandfather & friend. You are loved and will be missed by many.

Please sign his guestbook @

Read the following complete obituary in the May 2 print edition of the Post-Record.

Sam L. Weeks Sr.

Sam L. Weeks Sr. died April 21, 2019, in his home. He was 71.

A private family service will be held Saturday, May 18.

Memorial donations may be made in Sam’s name to Mount St. Helens Chapter Back Country Horsemen of Washington, P.O. Box 418, Brush Prairie, WA 98606 or online at

Read the complete obituary in the May 2 print edition of the Post-Record.