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Ivan Whitehouse



Ivan John Whitehouse, 91, passed away in Goldendale December 20, 2013.

He was born in Toledo, Washington on June 2, 1922 to Mary Irene (Dinnis) and Elmer John Whitehouse. Ivan served in the United States Army during World War II. He was stationed on 251st Hospital Ship in the South Pacific.

On August 22, 1947 he married Esther Janette Olson in Anacortes, Washington. Mr. Whitehouse worked as a lab technician for the Goldendale Medical Clinic until his retirement. Ivan enjoyed fixing cars, farming and photography. He was a ham radio operator K7ATX and built the three houses he lived in for his adult life. Ivan was a member of the Goldendale Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Mr. Whitehouse is survived by his children Kathleen Janette Hudson of Milton-Freewater, Oregon, Carol Opitz of Walla Walla, Washington, Daniel John Whitehouse of Warren, Oregon, Timothy Lee Whitehouse of Edinburg, Texas and Joanne Sophia McGuinness of Tigard, Oregon; brother Alvin Donald Whitehouse of Oldtown, Idaho; sister Evelyn Joy Among of Roseville, California; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

A memorial service is being planned for June 7, or 8, in Goldendale.

Columbia Hills Memorial Chapel handled cremation arrangements.


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