Mary Ann Higginbotham
B: 1950-01-16
D: 2018-06-22
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Higginbotham, Mary Ann
Wanda Powers
B: 1944-04-01
D: 2018-06-20
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Powers, Wanda
Mary Pitts
B: 1959-10-29
D: 2018-06-12
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Pitts, Mary
Janice Myres
B: 1957-08-11
D: 2018-06-12
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Myres, Janice
Janice Ricca
B: 1949-06-19
D: 2018-06-11
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Ricca, Janice
Mildred Engler
B: 1923-06-29
D: 2018-06-07
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Engler, Mildred
Truman Mcphearson
B: 1963-12-14
D: 2018-06-01
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Mcphearson, Truman
Larry Cook
B: 1937-07-29
D: 2018-05-28
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Cook, Larry
Reta Scola
B: 1942-01-15
D: 2018-05-28
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Scola, Reta
Shannon Koster
B: 1973-08-25
D: 2018-05-23
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Koster, Shannon
Clayton Albright
B: 1931-06-05
D: 2018-05-22
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Albright, Clayton
Lillian Treacy
B: 1924-02-29
D: 2018-05-20
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Jane Wand
B: 1947-07-16
D: 2018-05-16
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Wand, Jane
Glenn Elmore
B: 1928-09-05
D: 2018-05-14
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Elmore, Glenn
Elizabeth Rose
B: 1925-05-14
D: 2018-05-04
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Rose, Elizabeth
Jo Linda Crone
B: 1932-10-10
D: 2018-05-03
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Crone, Jo Linda
Catherine Anderson
B: 1928-12-10
D: 2018-05-03
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Anderson, Catherine
Nancy Reduto
B: 1944-12-03
D: 2018-04-30
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Reduto, Nancy
Robert Kennedy
B: 1956-07-28
D: 2018-04-30
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Kennedy, Robert
Fr. Denis Dougherty, O.S.B.
B: 1929-02-27
D: 2018-04-28
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Dougherty, O.S.B., Fr. Denis
Bernice Vinson
B: 1942-03-30
D: 2018-04-24
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Vinson, Bernice


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Condolence From: Jane Jackson
Condolence: Go rest high on that mountain Dennis. So sorry that I didn't keep in closer touch. We had some good times and lots of good conversations when we worked together.
Wednesday August 30, 2017
Condolence From: Kris A Warloe
Condolence: Dennis was in my first 6th grade class when I started teaching. He was a special person. He joined my Boy Scout troop and we had many enjoyable camping trips. He loved to fish. A most memorable experience was when he took my children, my wife, and me fishing in Newport, Oregon. He showed my children how to catch bait and catch fish. How good the catch tasted when we cooked it. Dennis always called me each Christmas to let me know how he was doing. When Dennis was younger he was my student but as he grew older we were lifelong friends.
Tuesday August 29, 2017
Condolence From: Bruce Clack
Condolence: August 26, 2017
Dear Jane, Doug and Family,
I am writing this note to convey my thoughts of Dennis. I grieve with you also through my loss of loved ones as you. I cry out to Him with a few heartfelt words from deep within. I know that He understands and loves me deeply. I find in those times of life my greatest comfort is in Him. Reading the Word and the Psalms have brought me through some tough times. These times have been hard but He is growing me closer to himself and has shown me the hope that is in Him through the deepest wounds of life and loss. Those losses have brought me into your McGarity Family and I know that.
I am happy that I had the opportunity to know Dennis. There were those two times at your place a few years ago. He shared with me his call from Jesus and how it was changing his life. We had the opportunity to spend time together and share about our hope in Christ and how He was working in our lives. There was such purpose for those brief times some years ago. I was so happy for Dennis (and myself) that we could share these things together.
We talked about life and hope for the future. He invited me to his cabin out east there. We talked about our love for music and his new guitar. I knew Dennis was in ill health then as he shared that with me. There is a hope we shared that was given to us by the Lord Jesus. That overwhelming hope was and is beyond our understanding but we have joy in accepting it.
There is a day coming soon when eternity will be so different than those temporal things that have tried to consume our spirit here. We who know Jesus will be made perfect and will be with Him and those we have known and loved here FOREVER. I can’t comprehend it all but my Bible tells me how it will be.
I will see my wonderful grandparents, my folks, my wife Lucinda, our first son William and those who I have loved here who know Jesus in that wonderful day. I will meet your mom for the first time even though I know much of here through Barbara. I will also see Dennis and all those folks who Jesus has reached out to in this life.
I have read in my Bible that there is a day coming when we will have shed our last tears. That hope is in Jesus and the Word. We will be with Jesus forever in that place of magnificence with those we love……and FOREVER.
Love forever,
Saturday August 26, 2017
Condolence From: Dan Gregory
Condolence: So sad to hear of Dennis passing, but also a glorious moment knowing God has finally ended the suffering! Dennis was a wonderful guy to those who loved him, Fisherman, neighbor, comedian, animal lover, hardest worker I've ever met, great friend, number one uncle and least of all, number one son, and just the kind of guy everyone wants for their best friend. Thirty years of Dennis as my best friend, I could have easily endured many more! He was always the there for hos family and friends, no matter what the cost to him or time it will take. He loved his family more than anyone could know, especially his Mother, such a wonderful hard working caring person that only Dennis could have come from.
My wife Linda & I have been so blessed to have Dennis and his family in our lives. Dennis' birthday was on the 8th, mine the 10th and Linda the 13th of February. There were very few years we did not celebrate together, it was so awesome!
Tears a running, glasses fogged and the other drip continues. The mention of his name will always choke me up. Headed for a hanky. Goodbye Brother Dennis--Thanks for everything & I will always love you.
Friday August 25, 2017
Condolence From: Edie Phelps Blakley
Condolence: Safe journey old friend. Blessings.
Thursday August 24, 2017
Condolence From: Debbie Baker
Condolence: I'm so sorry to hear about Dennis' passing. He was a funny, warm and wonderful guy. We raised a ruckus but always had fun. He had a great heart, I will truly miss one of my childhood friends.
Wednesday August 23, 2017
Condolence From: Jess Frederick
Condolence: I pray that Dennis passed with peace in his heart, gently to the other side; and that his family will find comfort in their cherished memories during this difficult time.

Much love to the Striplin and Maxon families.
Monday August 21, 2017
Condolence From: David Koons
Condolence: my best friend for over 40 years. I know that you are with the father.Standing on the sea of glass crying out holy ,holy,holy is the lamb. I will see you again pard. To all the family I don't have the words.God bless you and keep you all.
Monday August 21, 2017
Condolence From: Danny Gregory
Condolence: We are so sorry Dennis is gone, yet so relieved that our best friend is no longer in pain. Our hearts are with you Dennis, Jane, Debbie and family. We love you Dennis and will never forget the wonderful times we had together and the not so good times we always made it through. We will miss you so much. Thirty years of fishing together--The best a friend can be!
Saturday August 19, 2017
Condolence From: Rhonda Alcaraz
Condolence: Aunt Jane, I am so sorry to hear about Dennis. I am praying for you and your family. I love you.
Saturday August 19, 2017