That smile. JeanAnn Marie Mullins was known for her smile and the sunny disposition behind it. We lost a light last week. JeanAnn was 50 years of unwavering friendship, fierce motherhood and to all who knew her, family.

Karen Marie Wendt (69) passed away peacefully at home in Rainier, Oregon surrounded by family on Oct. 15, 2021. She was born on July 25, 1952 in Hillsboro, Oregon to John and Helen (VanStiphout) Staples. She spent most of her childhood in and around the Hillsboro area.

Debra Lea Matthews of Rainier, Oregon died Oct. 1, 2021 in Scappoose, Oregon at the age of 62.  She was born Feb. 28, 1959 in St. Helens, Oregon to Lois and Ronald Housley.

Charlotte was born in St. Helens, Oregon on May 12, 1955. She was raised in Yankton by parents Clarence and Harriet Grover, the third out of nine children, life growing up was anything but quiet. Her love, compassion and most of all patience for others were formed.

It is with great sadness that the family of Megan Elizabeth Clark announce her passing on Friday, Oct. 8, 2021 at the age of 26.

Esther Margaret Chalmers died on Sept. 23, 2021 at the age of 95. Esther was born on Jan. 3, 1926 in Leamington, Ontario, Canada to John and Agnes (McPherson) Grant.

It is with profound sadness that the family announces the passing of Clifford Jimmie Nelson. Cliff passed away on Sept. 25, 2021 at Emanuel Hospital.

Dale Eugene Yeager passed away October 10, 2021 at the age of 74. Dale was born in St. Helens, Oregon on July 20, 1947 to Louise and Albert “Leroy” Yeager. Dale grew up in St. Helens attending John Gum Grade School and graduating from St. Helens High School in 1966. He was drafted into the U…

On Wednesday Oct. 6, 2021, Lee Patrick Harries, loving father of two, grandfather of four, passed away at the age of 59.

Robert Wesley Terry Jr., 30 years old and of St. Helens, Oregon, passed away on Sept. 24, 2021. Robert was born on Feb. 20, 1991, in Chehalis, Washington to his parents Dana and Robert Terry Sr.

Betty Louise (Patterson) Sexton, age 86, passed away September 12 at her home in Warren, Oregon. Betty was born Feb. 8, 1935 in Portland, Oregon to Mabel and Carl Patterson. At the age of 17, Betty met Ivan Sexton on a blind date and married shortly after on June 3, 1952. Betty and Ivan were…

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Gordon Dickie Gortler, 83, of Columbia City, died on Oct. 2, 2021, in Portland, Oregon. Gordon was born two months early on Aug. 4, 1938, in his aunt’s home near Yankton, Oregon. He was the third of five children born to Richard and Ada (Riggs) Gortler. His early years were spent in Yankton …

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Michael Gordon Klein, age 78, of St. Helens Oregon, passed away July 27, 2021 in his sleep due to medical complications.

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Kenneth Attwood Bergman, a former resident of Rainier, Oregon, passed away on July 25, 2021. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Oct. 16, 2021 at Rainier Senior Center, 48 W 7th St., Rainier, Oregon. Reception to follow at El Tapatio in Rainier, Oregon.

Thomas Joseph Oliveri was born Sept. 29, 1948 to Vonda Mather and Sam Oliveri in Painsville, Ohio. He passed away on Sept. 18, 2021 in Portland, Oregon with his wife Susan and daughter Brenda by his side.

Bill passed away Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, leaving a huge hole in his family’s heart.

James “Jim” M. Comstock of Fremont, California passed away peacefully surrounded by family on July 24, 2021 at the age of 88.

Fred “Fritz” Wayne Neilson was born July 6, 1928 at home in Stevensville, Montana. His parents, Lorenzo J. Neilson and Effie M. Davis had six other children, all of whom have preceded Fred in death. Fred passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by family on Sept. 19, 2021.

James “Jim” Dobson Paterson passed away Aug. 31, 2021, at his home in Scappoose, Oregon.

Edith Mae Overstreet, longtime resident of St. Helens, Oregon passed away on Sept. 10, 2021 at A Place to Call Home in Tigard, Oregon. She was 96 years old.

Ann P. McConnell passed away on Sept. 20, 2021 in Scappoose, Oregon, surrounded by her four children in the home where she and her husband had raised them. She lived with Alzheimer’s for the past six years.

Charles Carlton Rigdon, 85, of St. Helens, Oregon, died on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021, at Regency Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hermiston, Oregon.

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Walter L Anderson (Andy) was born in Chelsea, Massachusetts on Oct. 29, 1941, and passed away at his home in Kelso, Washington on Sept. 5, 2021.

Lois Jean Snyder, age 77, passed away Sept. 14, 2021, in Multnomah County with her son Jeff by her side. Lois was born Aug. 23, 1944, in St. Helens, Oregon, and was the youngest of 10 siblings.

Machell Offley was born on Dec. 23, 1950 and went home to god on Sept. 13, 2021. She lived in a wide variety of places as far as California, New York, and even Guam. Her favorite place though was at home, in Saint Helens, with her beloved family, including her husband, children, and grandchild.

Daryl was born on Dec. 19, 1950 in the Dalles, Oregon to Kenneth and Idella (Hatley) Braught. He was a truck driver and locksmith. He owned Daryl’s Lock and Key in Scappoose.

Jack Howard Lee of Scappoose, Oregon, passed away on Aug. 21, 2021, at home with his family.

Mark Edward Burgess, of St. Helens, Oregon, passed away at his home at the age of 71. Mark was born in St. Helens, Oregon in May of 1950 to his parents James and Nona (Heikkila) Burgess. Mark was a lifelong resident of St. Helens. He graduated from St. Helens High School with the class of 1969. 

Dan passed away Aug. 14, 2021, at the age of 84, in Portland, Oregon. He was born in Seaside, but lived most of his life in St. Helens.

Russell “Rusty” Clair, 59, returned to his heavenly home on Aug. 15, 2021, after a valiant battle with a long illness. His devotion to his family and his firm belief in God supported him in his struggle and ultimately gave him peace. He was an avid outdoorsman.