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THE DAILY ASTORIAN • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26, 2017
‘There are two seafood festivals this weekend: Crab in Astoria and
razor clams in Long Beach, Washington. Which do you prefer?’
are just too
THE DAILY ASTORIAN // QUESTION OF THE WEEK
“That’s a tough decision.
I’ll take the clams, because
I can dig them myself. It’s
a physical event. I’m more
into clamming on the beach
than going to a festival.”
“I don’t plan to go to either
one, to be honest. But I prefer
crab. Probably just because
I don’t have them as often,
they’re a delicacy. Living at the
coast, we went clam digging often.”
Mistee Messing, Astoria
Fred Sturzen, Astoria
Doris Constance Player
Evelyn M. (Leqve) Smith
June 1, 1926 — April 18, 2017
Dec. 1, 1925 — April 19, 2017
Doris was born in Astoria, Oregon, on June
Doris was preceded in death by her par-
1, 1926. Doris passed away April 18, 2017, in ents; her husband; a son, Robert Player Jr.
Portland, Oregon, at the age of 90. She was in 1967; and four brothers, David Manske,
the daughter of William Manske and Edith T. William Manske, Roger Manske and John
Nygren Manske. Doris grew up in
Astoria, and graduated from Asto-
Survivors include a cousin,
ria High School in 1945.
Loretta Luquette of Astoria, Ore-
Doris married Robert Player on
gon; and nieces and nephews, Sal-
May 9, 1948, in Astoria. Robert
lie Comstock, Kevin Comstock,
preceded her in death Jan. 22, 1985.
Michael Cunningham, Ken Manske
Doris worked as a telephone
and Lisa Manske.
operator for Paciﬁ c Northwest Bell
Funeral services will be held
for 35 years, and she retired in 1983.
Thursday, April 27, 2017, at 1
Doris and Robert moved to King
p.m. at Caldwell’s Luce-Layton
City, Oregon, in 1984, and Doris
has resided in King City since.
Private vault interment will fol-
Doris was a member of First
low at Ocean View Cemetery in
Lutheran Church, Telephone Pio-
neers of America, American Legion Auxil-
Caldwell’s Luce-Layton Mortuary is in
iary, Swedish Lodge No. 215 and Order of charge of the arrangements. Please sign our
Vasa, Clatsop County Historical Society and online guest book at www.caldwellsmortuary.
Elketts of Sherwood, Oregon.
FIVE-DAY FORECAST FOR ASTORIA
Variable clouds with a
couple of showers
Intervals of clouds and
Cloudy, showers around
in the afternoon
Source: Jim Todd, OMSI
Astoria / Port Docks
TOMORROW'S NATIONAL WEATHER
Forecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. ©2017
Tonight's Sky: Low in the east before sunrise, Venus
will be at its brightest of mag -4.5.
UNDER THE SKY
Sunset tonight ........................... 8:17 p.m.
Sunrise Thursday ........................ 6:08 a.m. Coos Bay
Moonrise today ........................... 6:44 a.m. 43/55
Moonset today ........................... 8:47 p.m.
Salt Lake City
Mostly cloudy with a
touch of rain
Shown is tomorrow's weather. Temperatures are tonight's lows and tomorrow's highs.
SUN AND MOON
Tuesday ............................................ 0.67"
Month to date ................................... 8.32"
Normal month to date ....................... 4.50"
Year to date .................................... 40.65"
Normal year to date ........................ 29.34"
Astoria through Tuesday.
High/low ....................................... 52°/43°
Normal high/low ........................... 58°/42°
Record high ............................ 83° in 1941
Record low ............................. 29° in 1955
Mostly cloudy with a
Shown are noon positions of weather systems and precipitation. Temperature bands are highs for the day.
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missed by many.
Evelyn was a member of the Columbia River
Maritime Museum, and a past member of the
Astoria Golf and Country Club.
Evelyn is survived by her brother, Laverne,
and sister-in-law, Judy Leqve, of Pine Island,
Minnesota; surrogate children, Pamela and
Michael Randall of Norfolk, England; and her
dear friends Gary and Jeanie Vasey of Seaside,
Oregon. She was preceded in death by her hus-
band, Arthur L. Smith.
Interment at Ocean View Cemetery in War-
renton, Oregon, will be private.
Remembrances may be made to the Columbia
River Maritime Museum in care of Hughes-Ran-
som Mortuary, 220 N. Holiday Drive, Seaside,
OR 97138, who is in charge of the arrangements.
Please visit www.hughes-ransom.com to sign the
guest book and share a memory.
Body found in Chinook
was Portland woman
By NATALIE ST. JOHN
EO Media Group
LONG BEACH, Wash. —
A body that washed ashore
in Chinook in early March
belonged to Ha Khuong Vo
Dang, a 28-year-old Portland
Vo D ang, who went by
“Kay,” disappeared on May 1,
2016, while paddleboarding at
a beach in Columbia County .
Search and rescue workers pre-
sumed Vo Dang drowned, but
were never able to recover her
body. A p eninsula man discov-
ered her body in March while
walking on a small beach near
Third Street in Chinook.
The Paciﬁ c County Sher-
iff’s Ofﬁ ce conﬁ rmed her
identity and notiﬁ ed her fam-
ily earlier this month, C hief
Criminal Deputy Pat Matlock
“We were very happy to
ﬁ nally bring a resolution to Vo
Dang’s family,” Matlock said.
According to a Columbia
County investigation report,
Vo Dang and her friend sun-
bathed and shared a six-pack
of beer. The man continued
to doze, while Vo Dang went
paddleboarding. She was not
wearing a lifejacket, deputies
Around 4 p.m., a woman
approached Vo Dang’s friend.
She told him Vo Dang had
fallen off of her paddleboard
and appeared to be struggling
in the water. Around the same
time, another man called 911.
He said he had seen a woman
fall in the water, and she had
not come out.
“The wind was strong. It
was blowing the board away.
She tired herself out swim-
ming after it, obviously,” wit-
ness Nathaniel Harrack told
news channel KGW.
Columbia County depu-
ties searched for her from land.
They also brought in a boat.
“But by the time they
arrived, she was gone,” Mat-
lock said. “She was about half-
way across the river.”
test, resisting arrest, criminal
mischief, careless driving, dis-
orderly conduct and interfer-
ing with a police report.
• At 4:09 p.m. Friday,
Frank Nimz, a homeless man
originally from Seaside, was
arrested by the Warrenton
Police Department on South-
east 19th Street for assault. He
allegedly punched a woman,
who had a black eye that was
swollen shut. The woman,
Suzane Snodgrass, 47, home-
less from Seaside, was arrested
for violating probation.
• At 2:15 p.m. Monday,
Chad McClour, 24, of Cullaby
Lake, was arrested by the War-
renton Police Department on
the 60 block Southeast Eighth
Street for two counts of reck-
less endangerment, two counts
of harassment and two counts
of disorderly conduct. He
allegedly punched a woman in
the back of her head as she was
driving a car. A child was sit-
ting in the back seat.
• At 3:44 a.m. Tuesday,
Tammie Mayﬁ eld, 47, of Rain-
ier, Washington, was arrested
by the Warrenton Police
Department on the 500 block
of Seventh Street for assault.
She allegedly broke a beer bot-
tle against a man’s forehead.
A short, eventful life
Vo Dang lived on the East
Coast after immigrating to the
U.S. from Vietnam, according
to her social media proﬁ les.
She earned a nursing degree in
Connecticut and then worked
in North Dakota. She moved to
Oregon to take a job at a Salem
hospital. Proﬁ le photos show a
petite, smiling young woman
who enjoyed being outdoors.
With a high of 81 degrees,
May 1 was one of the ﬁ rst truly
warm days of the year in the
Portland area. Vo Dang spent
the afternoon on a ﬁ rst date
with a Portland man. After
renting paddleboarding gear,
she and the man drove to Col-
lins Beach, a popular spot on
Sauvie Island. The island is in
the Columbia River, about 10
miles northwest of Portland.
ON THE RECORD
• At 2:14 a.m. Saturday,
Gregory Raymond Boat, 37,
of Seaside, was arrested by
the Seaside Police Department
on South Holladay Drive near
Avenue C for driving under
the inﬂ uence of intoxicants.
His blood alcohol content was
0.05 percent. Boat allegedly
said he had been drinking ear-
lier and the ofﬁ cer noticed he
• At 5:02 a.m. Sunday,
Mathew Brown Scott, 28, of
Eugene, was arrested by the
Seaside Police Department
on South Holladay Drive for
DUII , refusing to take a breath
Saturday, April 29
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Evelyn M. (Leqve) Smith, 91, of Seaside,
Oregon, died Wednesday, April 19, in Seaside.
She was born Dec. 1, 1925, in Rochester, Min-
nesota, to Sander and Lillian Leqve. She was
raised on the family farm and graduated from
Rochester High School in 1943.
After the end of the World War II, Evelyn
met Arthur L. Smith in San Francisco, Califor-
nia. They married Nov. 8, 1947, and resided in
Yakima, Washington. In 1968, they moved to
Warrenton, Oregon, and lived at Sunset Lake
until Arthur’s death in 2004. Evelyn then moved
to Vancouver, Washington, for a short time
before returning to Seaside.
She was a homemaker who loved to garden,
and will be remembered by all who knew her
for her love of ﬂ owers. Also, she loved birds of
all types and fed them daily until the day she
passed. She made friends easily, and will be
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Guy Boyington Building, 857
Sunset Empire Transportation
District Board, 9 a.m., Astoria
Transit Center Conference
Room, 900 Marine Drive.
Cannon Beach Emergency
Preparedness Committee, 10
a.m., City Hall, 163 E. Gower St.
Clatsop Diking Improvement
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Grange, 42280 Fish Lane,
Columbia River Estuary Study
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Commercial St., Suite 203.
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Committee, 1 to 3 p.m., fourth
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