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GOLDENDALE, WASHINGTON MAY 16, 2012 -- A3 HOMETOWN OBITUARIES Dorothy Jean Garner died peacefully at home in Gold- endale on Friday, May 11. She was born in Toppenish to Daniel J. (Jeff) and Frances J. (Jane) Davis on January 18, 1920. An educa- tor for over 40 years, Dorothy was trained at Central Washing- ton College of Ed- ucation and Jose State College. She taught in Top- penish, Washou- gal and Seattle before marry- ing Leo Garner in August of 1946 and starting a family, moving to Goldendale in 1951. Shortly after, she started a kindergarten which she ran for six years before stepping back into the school system in Zillah for one year before returning to Goldendale. Dorothy Garner Dorothy's interest was read- ing development, reinforcing skills through diverse meth- ods including weaving, sketching, rock painting and arts and crafts of all kinds. Dorothy re- tired from teach- ing in 1982 but stayed active in or- ganizations such as American Busi- nesswomen's Asso- ciating for which she was selected Woman of the Year for 1974, Soroptimists, Delta Kappa Gamma and re- tired Teachers Association of Washington. Following re- tirement she kept her inter- est in children alive and con- tributed by making small pic- ture booklets for the children at the Seattle Children's Hos- pital. She continued this until her eyesight finally failed her and she couldn't see well enough to do them any longer. Predeceased by Leo and son, David, as well as by brothers, Dick and Bob and sister Betty, she is survived by sons Steve, of Oxford, UK and Doug, of The Dailes, Ore- gon and daughter, Cindy, of Ellensburg. She also leaves six grandchildren and five great grandchildren. The family requests that in lieu of flowers a donation in Dorothy's name be made to one of: Klickitat Valley Hos- pital Home, Health and Hos- pice; Soroptimist Scholar- ship or DKG Society Scholar- ship Fund. Interment will be private but a public memorial ser- vice will be held on Saturday, May 19, at 11 a.m., at Father's House in Goldendale. Colum- bia Hills Memorial Chapel in handling arrangements. BIRTHS Connor Jace Fahlenkamp Connor Jace Fahlenkamp was born on March 21, 2012, .at the Sun- nyside Community Hospi- tal to Allison and Brad Fahlenkamp. He weighed 9 lbs., 9 ounces, and was 22 1/2 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Kenny and Lori Graft, of Goldendale. Paternal grandparents are Walt and Betty Fahlenkamp. Great-grandparents are Donna Graff, Dave and Ar- lene McDermid, and Velma Husted. Connor joins his parents and big brother Caden at their home in Zillah. Please send your announcements to: info@ goldendalesentinel com Thomas Klejeski In loving memory of Thomas A. Klejeski, born July 12, 1946 in Cloquet, Min- nesota, died May 11, 2012 in Golden- dale, Washington. Thomas was raised in Minneso- ta and moved to Washington in 1978 and raised his family in Ken- newick, Washing- ton. He was a gen- eral contractor and had a success- ful business, Sunset Customs and Remodeling, and enjoyed working with many wonder- ful customers. Mr. Klejeski did a lot of building and re- modeling throughout the Yakima Valley. He was preceded in death by his father, mother and sis- ter. Thomas is sur- vived by his wife of 46 years, Linda Klejeski; children Gene (Erin) Klejes- ki, Tammy Klejes- ki and Dawn (John) Dunlap; brother Phil (Deb) of Braham, Min- nesota; sisters Sue (Don) of Three Rivers, Texas, and Lee of Kennewick; and seven grandchildren. There will be a memorial service Saturday, May 19, at 2 p.m. at Columbia Hills Memo- rial Chapel ia Goldendale. Ray Mattson The life and times of Raymond O. (Ray) Mattson, as written by Ray Mattson. "This won't be easy but I'll give it a try I was born January 6, 1918 in The Dalles Hos- pital in The Dalles, Oregon, the ninth and last child of John and Mary E. Wiidanen Mattson. I had seven brothers and one sister. They were as follows: 1899 Ed- ward, 1901 Chester, 1902 Otis, 1904 Alvin (who died at birth), 1906 Ivan, 1908 Ted, 1910 Hazel, 1912 Richard, 1914 Maurice, 1918 yours truly, Ray I must have been a mis- take as all the rest came two years apart and I came along after four years. "Being the little guy wasn't all that easy Whenever all the guys were going someplace they would tell me "you can't go you're too lit- fie" or "you'll just be in the way" I always thought that my mom was the only one that really loved me. "In 19241 started school at Centerville. At that time the school house was only four years old. I was very bashful. In 1928 my brother Ted died in The Dalles Hospital on my 10th birthday In 1929 our house burned down in late august just before school start- ed. I lost all of my school clothes. The folks rented a house in Centerville so we could go to school. I was in the 6th grade. "Two of my brothers stayed at the ranch and took care of the livestock. They lived in the old wash house. It was very cold that winter. The next spring Dad built a one- room house we used for the kitchen and liv- ing quarters. They moved an old house from north of our place which we used for bed- rooms. "So the next school year we were able to go to school from home. School in those days was for nine months regardless of the weath- er. Sometimes in a wagon, sometimes in a bobsled. But we went every day When the weather got better it was in a Model T Ford truck with canvas side curtains and wooden seats. "I started high school in 1932. I graduated in 1936 with four classmates, Merle Wiida- nen, Joseph Olson, Virginia Aholz and Inez Kern. "I was very good at playing basketball, baseball and track--four years of each sport. In the spring of 1937 1 went to work for my brother, Ed, in Sundale. I worked there in summers and went to diesel engineering school in the winters for two years. I got sick in 1940 and was told that I would be dead in two years if I did not get to some place to get ,'more iodine. I went to Astoria, Oregon to stay with my brother Maurice and his wife Doris. I ate lots of seafood. I went to work for Pacific Auto Repair working on autos and fish boats. There were three fish canneries in Astoria at that time and about 3000 fishing boats. The union kept after me to join so I de- cided to quit.' "The city was looking for a dozer operator so I applied for the job although I had never been on one but I was a good cat skinner. I got the job and was sent up the hills above Svenson to the water works to clear the fire roads of fallen trees and winter damage. That's where I learned to be an operator. I then was sent back to town to use on many jobs such as putting in new streets and other jobs around town. I later worked for the water depart- ment as a meter reader and re- pairman. After that I was drafted into the Army That was in May, 1942. So I went to Centerville to get ready to go. I took my girl- friend home with me to meet my family I was going to ask her to marry me. Her name was Gertrude Smith. Gert died May 31, 2009. She was in assisted liv- ing homes for about four years. We were married for almost 67 years. "We came to G01dendale after the war. I went to work for Wilson's Implement Co. as a mechanic. I was hired for a two-week tryout. Seventeen years later I quit after Wilson's sold out. I then took over the Broadway Union Service Station in 1962. I owned it for one year. In 1963 we moved to Warwick and farmed my brother Otis' ranch. I farmed it on shares. That didn't work so I talked him into letting me lease the ranch. I bought his equipment and Gert and I started farming on our own. We didn't' make much money on that place so we leased more land from other neighbors. The two of us worked together. She was very good help and a good truck dri- ver. In 1965 my brother Richard died. I took over the home place. My mother owned half of it and Dick's widow had the other half. I bought Mom's half and a couple years later I bought my sister-in-law's half. It took us 30 years to pay off that debt. We kept leasing more and more land. We ended up farming 4000 acres with seven ownerships that meant more and more equipment. We had to oper- ate on borrowed money At 18 percent inter- est, that ain't easy "I decided to retire at age 80. Otis came back to his ranch and our son David farmed our place for two years. After that I leased it to Jim Sizemore who still farms it. I sold 160 acres that I paid $50 per acre for $160,000. Pretty good investment! "In my lifetime I have done all kinds of work including plumbing, carpent me- chanic, farmer, small businessman, logger, truck driver, road work, etc. Also meter read- er and working with cattle, riding and vet work. Whatever I have done with my life, I did it my way" Ray Mattson passed away in The Dalles, Oregon on May 13, 2012 at the age of 94. He is survived by son David Mattson of Center- ville; daughter Pauline Rae Mattson of Port- land; seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren. A funeral service will be held on Monday, May 21 at Columbia Hills Memorial Chapel in Goldendale at 1 p.m. C/00urc00 ASSEMBLY OF GOD New Life Assembly of God 1602 S. Columbus, Goldendale. Pastor Kevin Gerchak. 773-4650. Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Morning Worship Service 10:30 a.m., Evening Service at 6 p.m., Family Night on Wed. night, 7 p.m. includes Youth, God's Flower Garden, Royal Rangers and Bible Study. BAPTIST Columbus Avenue Baptist, S.B.C. 815 N. Columbus, Goldendale. 773-4471. Pastor Michael Block, Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Morning Worship 11 a.m., Sunday Evening Study and Worship, 6 p.m., Wednesday Evening Bible Study and Prayer, 7 p.m. Bible Baptist Church of Goldendale 340 East Collins St. Goldendale, WA. 773-4929. T.J. Wilder, Pastor. Sunday: Sunday School 10 a.m., Morning Worship Service 11 a.m., Sunday Evening Service 6 p.m., Wednesday Service 7 p.m. Nursery Service Provided. "Families Walking In The Old Paths." Jet. 6:16 CHURCH OF CHRIST Goldendale Church of Christ 230 E. Court, Goldendale, 773-4689. Sunday classes 10:00 a.m., Service 11:00 a.m., Wednesday classes 6:00 p.m. CATHOLIC Holy Trinity Catholic 307 Schuster, Goldendale. Father William Byron, 773-4516. Sat. Eve. Mass 5:30 p.m.; Sunday Mass 9 a.m.; Spanish Mass Sat. evening 6:30 p.m. Eve of Holy Days 7:00 p.m.; Holy Days 7:30 a.m. and Daily Mass Mon. - Fri. 7:30 a.m. CCD Classes, Wednesday afternoons 2:15 to 3:30 p.m. Kindergarten through 6th grade. Wed. Evenings 7:30 to 8:30, 7th through 12th grade. Confessions before Mass Saturdays at noon - 1 p.m. GRACE BRETHREN Community Grace Brethren 1180 S. Roosevelt. Gregory M. Howell, pastor. 773-3388. Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship 11 a.m.; Saturday Night Connection 6:30 p.m., Wednesday AWANA at 2:30 p.m. for children four years to sixth grade. Wednesday night youth at 6:30 p.m. for grades seven through 12 "The Bible, the Whole Bible, and Nothing but the Bible." LUTHERAN, Christ the King Lutheran S. Columbus and Simcoe Dr., Goldendale, 773- 5750. Sunday school, 9 a.m., worship services 10 a.m. Everyone welcome. METHODIST United Methodist Columbus and Broadway, Pastor Ben Moore, 773- 4461 or 773-4462. Worship 8 a.m. & 10:30 a.m., Sunday School 9:15 a.m., Nursery Available 10:30 a.m. Call the church for regularly scheduled events. NAZARENE Church of the Nazarene 124 W. Allyn, Goldendale. 773-4216. Sunday School at 9:30 a.m., Worship at 10:45 a.m. Please call the church office for weekly bible studies being offered. "Come Just As You Are". SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST !./2 mile East on Bickleton Hwy. Sabbath School, Saturday, 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service 11 a.m. Tim Gray, Pastor. 773-4381 UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST Room for different beliefs -- Yours First and third Sundays in Goldendale 773-7815 NON-DENOMINATIONAL Centerville Community Church Dalles Mountain Road, Centerville, Pastor Ken Akins. Sunday School at 9:30 a.m., Morning Worship Service at 10:00 a.m. Children's activities during worship "A church where you can feel com- fortable." Father's House Fellowship 207 S. Klickitat Ave., 773-4719. Basic Bible Fellowship, 9:30 a.m., Worship at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Prayer at 7 p.m. "Following the Father's Heart". Maryhill Community Church Maryhill, Washington. Opening Palm Sunday, April 1. Coffee & donuts from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Services at 11 a.m. (509)261-1155 Wootmd Pra Barn 627 Woodland Road, Goldendale. Woody Lovelace, Pastor. Worship services; Sunday 10:30 a.m., Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. 773-9119. INDEPENDENT MINISTRIES Golden Gate Healing Rooms Member of the International Association of Healing Rooms 125 W. Main St., Goldendale. 250-3905. Open Thursday nights, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. A healing prayer ministry 9:30 am - Coffee &Donuts 2325 South Columbus Morning tour starts here Directions: 1 mile south of Goldendale on South Columbus Noon - Potluck Lunch at Walt and Betty Fahlenkampt Main Ranch 702 Cunliff Rd. Afternoon tour after lunch Directions: From Goldendale take Hwy 142 west seven miles, take a left on Cunliff Road, follow the field day signs Kid5 bring your fishing poles THE ZlON'S SAKE TEAM is a dynamic group of young men who have put their hands, feet and hearts into the work of THE RESTORATION OF ISRAEL Now they are going out from the BIBLICAL HEARTLAND OF JUDEA AND SAMARIA and coming to our area to share what God has laid on their hearts about what He is doing in the land of Israel today. Date: Sat., May 19 Time: 3:30 pm Location: N'Vay Tikvah Ministry & Fellowship High Prairie, WA and directions call: 509-365-6820 WWW.ZIONSSAKE.COM