Location: Kelso Washington

McEwen, Melvin E. – Obituary

Melvin E., 62, 412 S. Pacific Ave., Kelso, died April 2 at home. He was born April 5, 1907 in Winchester, Wash. He had lived in this area for 42 years and worked as a bartender. He was a World War II veteran and was a member of the American Legion. Survivors include one son, Shirley McEwen; three brothers, Wilbur of Kelso, Elmer of Oakland, and Dan of Centralia; two sisters, Mrs. Laura Timberman of Vancouver, and Mrs. Alta Rasmussen of Battle Ground; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Ditlevsen-Moore Chapel with the Rev. Lloyd Holloway officiating. Concluding services and interment will be in the Toledo Cemetery [Fir Lawn Cemetery]. The Ditlevsen-Moore Funeral Home is in charge. Longview Daily News, April 3, 1970 Contributed by: Shelli...

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McEwen, Wilbur D. – Obituary

Wilbur McEwen, 77, 120 Vision Drive, Kelso, died July 4, 1992, at Community Hospice. A Washington native, he was born March 24, 1915 to Daniel and Lena (Owens) McEwen. Mr. McEwen, a former Weyerhaeuser Co., International Woodworkers of American Wood Worker, had lived in this area since 1929. He was a member of the Kelso American Legion Post 25 for 44 years. He was also a member of the Disabled American Veterans Evergreen State Chapter 11. He enjoyed his family and family gatherings. He is survived by his sister, Laura Timberman of Vancouver; two brothers, Daniel L. McEwen of Centralia and Elmer J. McEwen of Freemont, Calif.; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Winifred Chandler of Kelso. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Toledo cemetery [Fir Lawn Cemetery] with the Rev. Jim Crislip officiating. Family and friends may pay their respects from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, and from 9 a.m. until noon Wednesday at McVicker’s Chapel on the Hill. Daily News, Longview, July 6, 1992 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Kirkendoll, Grant – Obituary

Funeral services for Grant Kirkendoll, who died yesterday morning at his home on Silver Lake following a long illness, will be held Sunday from the Methodist Church here with burial in the Whittle Cemetery. He was born in Iowa, December 25, 1865, and came to Kelso with his parents when a small child. He has since lived in Cowlitz and Lewis counties, making his home at different times in Kelso, Toledo, Sandy Bend and Silver Lake. He has always been a rancher. He is survived by five children, Mrs. Otto Disque, Kelso; Mrs. Jennie Stange, Silver Lake; Mrs. Gladys Leichhardt, Kelso; Leo and Mark Kirkendoll of Toledo. The body is at the Smith Funeral Home, Kelso. Longview Daily News, August 23, 1929 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Kirkendoll, Caroline Etta Burbee – Obituary

Mrs. Etta Burbee, 76, of 620 N. 1st St., Kelso, died Nov. 30 [1946]. Born June 10, 1870 at Castle Rock, she was a lifelong resident of the State of Washington. Survivors include two sons, Leo of Concrete and Mark of Toledo; three daughters, Mrs. W. G. Booth of Corvallis, Mrs. Jennie McLean of Yakima, and Mrs. Essie Disque of Kelso; 13 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren; two sisters and one brother. Funeral arrangements are pending. The Ditlevsen Funeral Home is in charge. Longview Daily News, December 2, 1945 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Hall, Virginia Arlene Van Cleave Mrs. – Obituary

Baker City, Baker County, Oregon Virginia Arlene (Van Cleave) Hall, 68, of Nyssa, died June 1, 2005. Virginia was born March 9, 1937, in Baker City where she lived until she married Burl Elton Dalgliesh. They moved to Kelso, Wash., and had two children, Felena Marie and Helena Bonita (Bonnie). Virginia has been a longtime resident of Nyssa and retired from Heinz Frozen Foods in 2003. Virginia was a loving and caring person who enjoyed camping, fishing, bingo and playing with her three small dogs. She will be missed by many family and friends but never forgotten. She is survived by her husband, Wes Hall of Nyssa; her daughters, Felena Romo of Chico, Calif. and Helena Fisher of Nyssa; six grandchildren, Dale of Nampa, Idaho, Christina, Marcy and Keri of Chico, Calif., D.J. of Fruitland and Sarah of Nampa; four great-grandchildren and one on the way; one brother, Duane Van Cleave, and one sister. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, June 10, 2005 Transcribed by: Belva...

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Carlile, Dale Robert – Obituary

Durkee, Oregon Dale Robert Carlile, 63, died Jan. 9, 2004, at his home in Durkee. At Dale’s request, there will be no services. Dale was born May 10, 1940, at Kelso, Wash., to Harry Carlile and Frieda Valentine Carlile. He attended school at Kelso/Longview where he loved playing football. After graduating from high school, Dale joined the U.S .Army and attended Ranger school. He was involved in the early years of the Vietnam War. Dale left the Army six years later as a lieutenant colonel. He moved home to Kelso/Longview and began his career as a police officer. He worked on the force in Kelso/Longview, Riverside, Calif., and at Astoria. In Astoria he spent time as a captain on a fishing boat, which he greatly enjoyed. While working in Astoria, Dale was injured. He was left permanently disabled and unable to work as a police officer. Dale retired from the force and moved to La Pine in 1976. There he enjoyed hunting big game and fishing. Dale met Gloria Marsh in 1990. They were married in 1992. Dale was a member of the Mining Association and moved to Durkee six years ago where he and Gloria enjoyed gold mining. Dale was known to have a large, stern personality that he was not afraid to share with people who deserved it. He also had a fun side and enjoyed playing...

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