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LaDeana Ritenour



LaDeana Mescal Ritenour passed away at her home in Goldendale on March 23, 2014 at the age of 79.

She was born June 16, 1934 in Weiser, Idaho to James and Georgia Mae (Wilson) McClellen. She grew up in the Echo, and Hermiston, Ore., area before moving to Goldendale; graduating in 1953. On July 26, 1952, LaDeana married Martin Wynhoff. He passed away in December of 1983, and she married Robert "Bob" Ritenour Jan. 3, 1989. He died in 2011. Mrs. Ritenour had a huge garden and baked pies for everyone. She loved bowling and competed in tournaments up and down the west coast. She bowled last week in Hood River.

Survivors include her son, Bradley Wynhoff, of Goldendale; daughter Sunan Wynhoff of Snohomish, Wash .; brothers, Robert McCord of Denver, Colo., Herbert McCord of Battle Ground, Wash., John McCord of Longview, Wash., and Greg McCord, of Tacoma, Wash .; five grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by sisters, Vina Mae Wilson and Cherry McCord; grandchildren, Alex Wynhoff and Ella Arens; and husbands, Martin and Bob.

A funeral service was held at Columbia Hills Memorial Chapel on March 29. Those wishing to may sign the online guestbook at


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