Table of events and documents related to the death of Elvina Roloff

Note: Elvina Roloff also regularly used the name Alvina Roloff.

Why Elvina Roloff HAD TO be MURDERED the night of September 7, 2001

REF

Date

Time

Description

Reference Document

1

7/18/99

 

Alvina Roloff wrote about her memories and sent the two-page typed document to Gene, her son. She did not remember much. She did not remember anything after building the Battle Ground house.

Original document.
2

10/25/94

 

Marie Cheatham becomes payable-on-death beneficiary of Alvina Roloff's annuity. Initial value was $29,352.48. Estimated value after the death of Elvina Roloff was about $50,000.00.

2001-03-01-cheatham-death-benefit-50000

3

4/5/99

 

Marie Cheatham becomes payable-on-death beneficiary of Alvina Roloff's annuity. Initial value was $25,000. Money was transferred from an account that would not have gone to Marie Cheatham after the death of Alvina Roloff.

1999-04-05-p1-cheatham-death-benefit-25000
1999-04-05-p2-cheatham-death-benefit-25000

4

9/16/99

 

Elvina Roloff visits Kate Yturri, P.A., at Battle Ground Clinic. Problem "Bells Palsey" (misdiagnosis).

Medical records.

5

1/13/00

 

Elvina Roloff visits Kate Yturri, P.A., at Battle Ground Clinic. Says she plans to quit smoking this week and wants advice on which patch to buy.

Medical records.
6

4/24/00

 

Elvina Roloff signed a DURABLE POWER OF ATTORNEY giving Marie Cheatham immediate control over everything. (Document prepared and notorized by Jackson, Jackson and Kurtz, Inc.,P.S. personnel, Battle Ground, Washington.)

2000-04-24-alvina-roloff-power-of-attorney

7

4/24/00

 

Elvina Roloff signed a new Will. (Document prepared and notorized by Jackson, Jackson and Kurtz, Inc.,P.S. personnel, Battle Ground, Washington.)

2000-04-24-alvina-roloff-will

8

4/24/00

 

Elvina Roloff signed a HEALTH CARE DIRECTIVE. It appears that the necessary condition for it to become effective was never met, but Marie Cheatham told medical personnel that Elvina Roloff was DNR, implying that the necessary condition had been met. The HEALTH CARE DIRECTIVE was not recorded in Elvina Roloff's medical records at the hospital. (Document prepared and notorized by Jackson, Jackson and Kurtz, Inc.,P.S. personnel, Battle Ground, Washington.)

2000-05-24-p1-roloff-hcd.gif
2000-05-24-p2-roloff-hcd.gif

9

8/1/00

 

Date is approximate. Alvina has auto accident. She was the driver. Claims she did not see the other car. Her car was totaled, but she and her passenger, Ruth Potter, were not injured.

Elvina Roloff's son: telephone conversation with Elvina Roloff.
10

1/16/01

 

Elvina Roloff visited Kate Yturri, P.A., at Battle Ground Clinic. Problem breathing.

2001-01-16-yturri-exam-tvc

11

1/23/01

 

Elvina Roloff was admitted to Southwest Washington Medical Center hospital, Vancouver, Washington.

Medical records.

12

1/23/01

 

Marie Cheatham instructed Michael Roloff not to inform his father (Elvina Roloff's son) that Elvina Roloff was admitted to the hospital.

Elvina Roloff's son: telephone conversation with Michael Roloff.

13

1/23/01

 

Brian Harwood, M.D. wrote a consultation record regarding Elvina Roloff.

2001-01-23-p1-harwood-consultation-swwmc
2001-01-23-p2-harwood-consultation-swwmc

14

1/23/01

 

Brian Harwood, M.D., performed surgery on Elvina Roloff. Procedure: Thoracentesis.

2001-01-23-harwood-operation-swwmc

15

1/26/01

 

Marie Cheatham instructed Michael Roloff (Elvina's grandson) not to inform his father (Elvina Roloff's son) that Elvina Roloff was in the hospital and diagnosed with lung and brain cancer.

Elvina Roloff's son: telephone conversation with Michael Roloff.

16

1/26/01

 

Mike Roloff (Elvina's grandson) informed his father (Elvina Roloff's son) that Elvina Roloff was in the hospital and diagnosed with cancer.

Elvina Roloff's son: telephone conversation with Michael Roloff.

17

1/26/01

 

James P. Scarborough, M.D., performed surgery on Elvina Roloff. Procedure: Placement of right #28 French chest tube.

2001-01-26-scarborough-operation-swwmc

18

1/27/01

 

John Schroeder, M.D., identified bilateral calcifications in the basal ganglia in Elvina Roloff.

2001-01-27-schroeder-exam-swwmc

19

1/28/01

 

Elvina Roloff told doctor she has no complaints and no pain.

2001-01-28a-fpg-progress-record-swwmc

20

1/30/01

 

Linnea Fredriksson, M.D., wrote MRI BRAIN exam "NO EVIDENCE FOR METASTATIC DISEASE".

2001-01-30-fredriksson-exam-swwmc

21

1/30/01

 

No report of pain by Elvina Roloff to Jeannette Sale, MSW

2001-01-30-sale-social-swwmc

22

1/30/01

 

Dr. Smith wrote "Would hold narcotic analgesics for now -- plan to use tylenol / tandol for pain.

2001-01-30-1a-smith-progress-record-swwmc

23

1/30/01

 

Elvina Roloff tells doctor she has minimum pain.

2001-01-30-1b-fpg-progress-record-swwmc

24

1/30/01

 

Dr. Smith wrote "[Elvina Roloff is] doing well..."

2001-01-30a-smith-progress-record-swwmc

25

1/30/01

 

Doctor gives Elvina Roloff one to two months life expectancy.

2001-01-30a-social-work-discharge-planning-assessment-swwmc

26

1/31/01

 

Paul Jacobsen, M.D., wrote a consultation record regarding Elvina Roloff.

2001-01-31-p1-jacobsen-consultation-swwmc
2001-01-31-p2-jacobsen-consultation-swwmc
2001-01-31-p3-jacobsen-consultation-swwmc
2001-01-31-p4-jacobsen-consultation-swwmc
2001-01-31-p5-jacobsen-consultation-swwmc

27

1/31/01

 

Dr. Jacobsen wrote about Elvina Roloff "Keep off pain meds. Discussed with daughter who understands."

2001-01-31-4a-jacobsen-progress-record-swwmc

28

1/31/01

 

Dr. Jacobsen wrote about Elvina Roloff "Avoid pain medications. It does not appear that patient needs narcotic medications at this time in any case."

2001-01-31-4b-jacobsen-consultation-record-swwmc

29

1/31/01

0915

Doctor wrote about Elvina Roloff "no pain. Min SOB (shortness of breath)".

2001-01-31a-fpg-progress-record-swwmc

30

1/31/01

0930

Nurse York wrote about Elvina Roloff "Patient denies pain." Apparently Marie Cheatham tells her that Elvina is DNR (Do Not Resuscitate).

2001-01-31-social-work-discharge-planning-assessment-swwmc

31

1/31/01

 

Dr. Smith wrote about Elvina Roloff "pain/discomfort ... kept under reasonable good control with NSAID's / Tylenol.

2001-01-31a-smith-progress-record-swwmc

32

1/31/01

 

Doctor wrote about Elvina Roloff "no complaints and denies pain."

2001-01-31b-fpg-progress-record-swwmc

33

2/1/01

 

Her son talked with Elvina Roloff (by phone from Texas) at the hospital. Elvina said that it was OK for Dr. Y. Chen (her daughter-in-law in Rochester, NY) to talk with her doctor.

Elvina Roloff's son.
34

2/1/01

 

Dr. Y. Chen telephoned Elvina Roloff at Southwest Washington Medical Center, but got Marie Cheatham on the phone. Marie Cheatham told Dr. Y. Chen that her assistance is not needed with regard to Elvina's illness, and Marie Cheathan would not disclose the name of Elvina's doctor to Dr. Y. Chen. (Dr. Chen is an expert in lung cancer.)

Elvina Roloff's son: telephone conversation with Dr. Y. Chen.
35

2/1/01

 

After the phone call from Dr. Y. Chen, Marie Cheatham vehemently instructed Michael Roloff not to disclose the name of Elvina Roloff's doctor to his father, or any one else. Michael informed his father later that day.

Elvina Roloff's son: telephone conversation with Michael Roloff.
36

2/1/01

  (Date is approximate.) M. Cheatham said that she fears Elvina Roloff's son will prolong her lifeusing better medical care. recipient of communication.
37

2/1/01

 

Dr. Jacobsen wrote about Elvina Roloff "No complaints. Says she is comfortable."

2001-02-01a-jacobsen-progress-record-swwmc

38

2/1/01

2130

Michael Roloff faxed Elvina Roloff's HEALTH CARE DIRECTIVE to his father. This HEALTH CARE DIRECTIVE was given to Michael by Marie Cheatham. Marie suggested to Michael that he fax it to his father in Texas. She said that no one should interfere with her decisions regarding the medical care of Elvina Roloff.

2001-02-01-2130-p1-mroloff-fax-hcd
2001-02-01-2130-p2-mroloff-fax-hcd

39

2/2/01

 

Dr. Smith wrote about Elvina Roloff "Patient is apparently comfortable. Had long talk with Daughter [Marie Cheatham]". The topics of the talk were not recorded in the medical records.

2001-02-02-smith-progress-record-swwmc

40

2/3/01

 

Elvina Roloff was discharged from Southwest Washington Medical Center. Dr. Smith advises an appointment in 2 to 3 weeks.

2001-02-03-smith-discharge-swwmc

41

2/3/01

1330

Elvina Roloff was admitted to Hospice SW (a subsidiary of Southwest Washington Medical Center).

2001-02-03-1330-smith-admit-hospice-sw

42

2/3/01

 

Krystal Ashling, MSW, wrote about Elvina Roloff "Patient is DNR (Do Not Resuscitate). (Information apparently provided by Marie Cheatham.) (No record of Elvina Roloff's HEALTH CARE DIRECTIVE can be found in her medical records. DNR was not mentioned in any doctors' progress notes or consultations.)

2001-02-03-3a-ashling-medication-planned-outcome-hospice-sw

43

2/3/01

 

Informed consent papers, mentioned in item 42, are missing.

Not in medical records.

44

2/3/01

 

Krystal Ashling, MSW, wrote about Elvina Roloff "Symptoms and Current Treatments: Anxiety -- lorzepem; Resp -- O2, inhalers". (Note: Pain was NOT listed as a symptom and Roxanol was NOT listed as a treatment.)

2001-02-03-4-ashling-medication-planned-outcome-hospice-sw

45

2/3/01

 

Sherilyn Brown, MSW, wrote about Elvina Roloff "some confusion, but sometimes in present". Pain was not reported as an issue.

2001-02-03-brown-social-hospice-sw

46

2/3/01

 

Marie Cheatham requested Volunteer assistance to care for Elvina Roloff. Elvina Roloff had approximately $107,000 in liquid assets at the time. Eighty three thousand dollars would go to Marie Cheatham after the death of Elvina Roloff, if the monies were not consumed by medical care for Elvina Roloff. (See item 77).

2001-02-03-brown-volunteer-hospice-sw

47

2/3/01

 

Sarah Quackenbush, RN, wrote about Elvina Roloff that Dr. Smith prescribed 120 milliters of Roxanol (morphine) at a concentration of 20 milligrams per milliliter. Dosage: 0.05 to 2 cc every 30 minutes as needed for pain.

2001-02-03a-quackenbush-medication-record-and-plan-hospice-sw

48

2/4/01

0758

M. Cassidy, RN, wrote about telephone call from Marie Cheatham, home caregiver for Elvina Roloff "Daughter called and related mom was restless and didn't sleep all night. Called to ask what to do.
Plan: Give 1 mg Ativan after taking patient to bathroom & putting in bed. If after 6 hours patient still restless, give another 1 mg. Patient can have 1 mg every 6 hours as needed for restlessness / anxiety. Daughter to call back if this doesn't settle her mom down.

2001-02-04-0758a-nursing-on-call-documentation-hospice-sw

49

2/4/01

1100

Nancy Cook, RN, wrote about telephone call from Marie Cheatham, home caregiver for Elvina Roloff "T/C (telephone call) from C.G. (caregiver) concerned about patients restless behavior and not sleeping well. She had been advised to give Ativan every 6 hours but that wasn't helping much.
Plan: Advised to give the very smallest 0.25 milliliter does of Roxanol to see if this would help sleep pattern at all. Talked for awhile about Roxanol (morphine) and its benefits.

2001-02-04-1100a-nursing-on-call-documentation-hospice-sw

50

2/4/01

 

(Date is approximate.) On or about Feb 4, 2001, M. Cheatham was told (by Michael Roloff) that Elvina's son will arrive in Portland on Feb 10, 2001.

Elvina Roloff's grandson.

51

2/5/01

1400

R. Hatfield, RN, visited Elvina Roloff at her home and made observations on her condition. She took blood pressure, heart rate and breathing rate and made pain level assessment. (There is no significant evidence of suffering.)

2001-02-05-hatfield-nursing-visit-report-hospice-sw

52

2/6/01

1220

J. Higgins, RN, visited Elvina Roloff at her home and made observations on her condition. She took blood pressure, heart rate and breathing rate and made pain level assessment. (There is no significant evidence of suffering.)

2001-02-06-higgins-nursing-visit-report-hospice-sw

53

2/7/01

0725

Hospice SW nurse wrote about telephone call from Marie Cheatham, home caregiver for Elvina Roloff "M. Cheatham reported patient having increased pain issues." Nurse recommended increasing dosages of Ativan and Roxanol to begin that night. Roxanol amount was increased four times to 1 cc (milliliter) as frequent as every 30 minutes. (Note: No other person independently verified that Elvina Roloff was having increased pain. Less than three hours later a Hospice SW nurse was not permitted to see Elvina at her home.)

2001-02-07-0725b-nursing-on-call-documentation-hospice-sw

54

2/7/01

1030

J. Higgins, RN, attempted to visit Elvina Roloff at her home. Caregiver (Marie Cheatham) refused permission to nurse Higgins to see Elvina Roloff. J. Higgins wrote in her report "Roxanol 0.5 ml q (every) 4 hrs". This dosage is one sixteenth the amount recommended by the nurse during the phone call 3 hours and five minutes earlier. (There is no evidence of suffering on the part of Elvina Roloff.) J. Higgins also wrote "Has hired RN in place."

2001-02-07-1030-higgins-nursing-visit-report-hospice-sw

55

2/7/01

 

Mary Perry, RN, did home care. Assumption from nurse Higgins report and payment check written by Marie Cheatham.

2001-02-10-mary-perry-112-dollar-payment

56

2/7/01

2225

Hospice SW nurse wrote about telephone call from Marie Cheatham, home caregiver for Elvina Roloff "Reporting secrections. Needing suggestion on how to get patient to get rid in back of throat.
Plan: Report to T3 (Team 3)."

2001-02-07-2225a-nursing-on-call-documentation-hospice-sw

57

2/7/01

2351

Hospice SW nurse wrote about telephone call from Daniel Cheatham, husband of home caregiver for Elvina Roloff "Reporting patient expiration. Patient at daughter's home / Ready for RN to come."

 

58

2/8/01

0030

Amelia Tuon, RN, and Marie Cheatham recorded the destruction of controlled substances (Lorazepan tabs/intensol/Roxanol). They failed to record quantities destroyed.

2001-02-08-0030-tuam-postdeath-checklist-hospice-sw

59

2/8/01

0400

Early in the morning, before 4:00 AM, someone from Laynes Funeral Home picked up Elvina Roloff's body. Marie Cheatham wrote a check to same for $863.00

2001-02-08-0400-laynes-funeral-home

60

2/10/01

 

Marie Cheatham wrote a check from Elvina Roloff's bank to Mary Perry in the amount of $112.00 for the home care of Elvina Roloff.

2001-02-10-mary-perry-112-dollar-payment

61

2/12/01

 

David A. Smith, M.D., signed CERTIFICATE OF DEATH for Elvina Roloff.

2001-02-12-smith-certificate-of-death

62

2/13/01

 

Marie Cheatham wrote a check from Elvina Roloff's bank to her daughter, Johanna Bice in the amount of $500.00 for the home care of Elvina Roloff.

2001-02-13-johanna-bice-500-dollar-payment

63

2/14/01

 

Center for health statistics received the CERTIFICATE OF DEATH for Elvina Roloff.

2001-02-12-smith-certificate-of-death

64

2/18/01

 

Portland Cremation Center cremated the body of Elvina Roloff.

2001-02-12-smith-certificate-of-death

65

2/23/01

 

Petition for Probate named Marie Cheatham as the personal representative of Elvina Roloff's estate. (Document prepared and notorized by Jackson, Jackson and Kurtz, Inc.,P.S. personnel, Battle Ground, Washington.)

Superior Court records, Vancouver, Washington

66

2/23/01

 

Marie Cheatham signed AFFIDAVIT RE DEATH OF LIFE TENANT, removing Elvina Roloff's house and property from the Estate of Elvina Roloff and putting it into her full control. The estimated value of the house and property was approximately $300,000.00.

2001-02-23-p1-cheatham-death-of-life-tenant
2001-02-23-p2-cheatham-death-of-life-tenant
2001-02-23-p3-cheatham-death-of-life-tenant

67

2/26/01

 

Marie Cheatham notified Manulife Financial that she should receive the death benefit from Elvina Roloff's annuity. Approximate value $23,500.

2001-02-26-cheatham-death-benefit-claim-from-manulife

68

3/1/01

 

Date is estimated. Marie Cheatham received payable-on-death amount from insurance policy on the life of Elvina Roloff. Estimated amount was about $50,000.00. Insurer was JACKSON NATIONAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY, 5901 Executive Drive, Lansing, Michigan.

2001-03-01-cheatham-death-benefit-50000

69

3/26/01

 

Manulife Financial received the claim from Marie Cheatham that she should receive the death benefit from Elvina Roloff's annuity. Approximate value $23,500.

Letter from Manulife.
70

3/30/01

 

David A. Smith, M.D., wrote hospital discharge summary for Elvina Roloff.

2001-03-30-1330-p1-smith-discharge-summary-swwmc
2001-03-30-1330-p2-smith-discharge-summary-swwmc

71

7/25/01

 

Letter from Jill R. Kurtz states "She discovered her daughter Johanna Bice had borrowed $3,263.60. Johanna has agreed to pay this loan back to the estate."

2001-07-25-johanna-bice-loan-3263-dollars

72

8/23/01

 

Marie Cheatham signed a QUIT CLAIM DEED making her husband, Daniel T. Cheatham joint owner of Elvina Roloff's property.

2001-08-23-cheatham-marie-daniel-quit-claim-deed

73

8/23/01

 

Marie Cheatham and Daniel Cheatham sign a DEED OF TRUST in exchange for $62,500 from Columbia Credit Union, P.O. BOX 324, VANCOUVER, WA 98666, using the newly inherited property from Elvina Roloff as collateral.

2001-08-23-cheatham-deed-of-trust

74

11/16/01

 

Marie Cheatham was removed as the personal representative of Elvina Roloff's estate. (Document prepared and notorized by Jackson, Jackson and Kurtz, Inc.,P.S. personnel, Battle Ground, Washington.)

Superior Court records, Vancouver, Washington

75

12/10/01

 

Marie Cheatham told Elvina Roloff's accountant (Michael J. Graves) to NOT provide her Federal Tax Returns to her son, although she no longer had any authority to do so.

2001-12-10-p1-michael-graves
2001-12-10-p2-michael-graves

76

6/13/02

 

Internal Revenue Service provided the Federal Tax Returns of Elvina Roloff to her son.

2002-06-13-irs-provides-elvina-roloff-tax-returns

77

 

 

One Jackson annuity Payable-On-Death to Marie Cheatham. Estimated value $50,000.
One Manulife annuity 50% Payable-On-Death to Marie Cheatham.
Estimated value $23,500.
One joint checking account with Marie Cheatham as second name with approximately $10,000 balance.
One joint saving account with Marie Cheatham as second name.

Copies of financial documents.

Last Update: July 12, 2003      Copyright (c) 2003, All Rights Reserved