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*Hazel E. Massey*James Franklin Collier*Kathleen Joyce Dahl Coffelt*Vanetta Karlene Phillips*Nathen D. Doan*Kevin Lee Daulton

November 13, 2013

Hazel E. Massey

March 4, 1924 - Nov. 7, 2013

Hazel E. Massey, 89, of Dallas died Thursday in Dallas.

She was one of 15 children born to Byron and Edna Turner Ames.

Hazel attended school in Falls City.

She married Kenneth E. Massey in McMinnville on March 22, 1947. The couple lived in Lincoln City for many years and moved to Dallas in the early 1980s.

She was a homemaker and enjoyed Swedish weaving.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ken on Dec. 6, 2005.

Survivors include her son, Jerry (Linda) Massey; daughters, Nonie Wallace, Pam (Terry) Case, Connie (Dan) Hatfield and Bobbie Jo (Steve) Jacobson; brother, Jack (Shirley) Ames; sisters, Nancy Hampton, Janice (Lyman) Sundvall and Jenny (Ken) Hogan; along with numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Graveside service was Tuesday at Dallas Cemetery.

Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center handled arrangements. To send an online condolence:

James Franklin Collier

May 30, 1937 - Nov. 8, 2013


James F. Collier, 76, of Sublimity died Friday in Sublimity after a long illness of congestive heart failure and cancer.

He was born in Bristow, Okla., to Frank and Jessie Woodcock Collier.

Jim attended school in Monroe and then served three years in the Army in occupied Germany. He went on to receive an associate degree from Chemeketa Community College in culinary art. He had a love for plants and worked at this most all of his life. He was a Master Gardener and had hundreds of plants in his yard. He grew grapes, garlic and many other vegetables that he enjoyed giving away.

Jim's first love was for God and His word.

He was an adult Sunday school teacher for 50 years. He loved to sing and composed many songs.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Evelyn; daughter, Sabrina Lynn of Salem; son, Anthony of Salem; brothers, Charles of Salem and Thomas of Illinois; sister, Bertha Spicer of California; and two grandsons.

Service is Wednesday (today) at 1 p.m. at Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center. Interment will be at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.

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Kathleen Joyce Dahl Coffelt

Dec. 11, 1926 - Oct. 25, 2013

Kathleen Joyce "Tatsy" Dahl Coffelt, 86, of Punta Gorda, Fla., died Oct. 25 in Punta Gorda.

She was born to Hartwick and Opal Dahl in Silverton.

She attended her first eight years of school in Silverton before the family moved to Valsetz. There she enjoyed sports and played on the high school volleyball team and in the summers worked in the broom handle factory, cook house and the woods.

The family moved to Ballston where they bought and operated the Ballston store. That is where she met Clifford "Tip" Coffelt.

They were married in 1946 and moved to Rose Lodge before returning to Valsetz. They moved from there to Rio Dell, Calif., and then to Corvallis before buying the Palace Tavern in Independence in the early 1960s. They divorced in 1965.

In 1983, Kathleen moved to Maine for seven years and then settled in Monico, Wis.

She enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, hunting, camping and gardening.

She loved to play the piano, canned everything from her garden and was an awesome cook. She also enjoyed football and followed every Packer game attending several tailgate parties at Lambeau Field.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Jonita Mae Dahl, and a daughter, Pamela Scott.

Survivors include her sister, Sharon K. Dahl of Crescent City, Calif.; son, Cliff Jr. (Carrie) of Punta Gorda; daughter, Debra (Grant) Gillis of Deer Island; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Private interment will be at Bethany Pioneer Cemetery in Silverton.

Vanetta Karlene Phillips

Oct. 13, 1920 - Nov. 9, 2013

Vanetta Karlene Phillips, 93, of Dallas died Saturday in Dallas.

She was born in Chanute, Kan.

Graveside service Friday at 1 p.m. at Hilltop Cemetery in Independence.

Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center handled arrangements. To send an online condolence:

Nathen D. Doan

Aug. 7, 1948 - Nov. 7, 2013


Nathen Dale Doan, 65, of Independence died Thursday after a courageous struggle with cancer.

He was born in Broken Bow, Okla., to Frederick Cecil and Billie Jean Doan.

Nathen grew up in the Stayton area and graduated from Stayton High School. Nathen served in the Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry.

After the war Nathen worked in security and coaching basketball. Nathen was a beloved coach and his care and concern for children continued to the end of his life.

Survivors include his son, Scott Doan of Scio; daughter, Antoinette Fisher of Rockford, Mich.; sister, Norma Burr of Albany; brother, Randy Doan of Albany; three grandchildren; and extended family.

Service is today Wednesday (today) at 2 p.m. at Farnstrom Mortuary, Independence with interment at Hilltop Cemetery, Independence.

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Kevin Lee Daulton

Oct. 13, 1970 - Nov. 10, 2013

Oct. 13, 1970 - Nov. 10, 2013

Kevin Lee Daulton, 43, of Salem died Sunday in Dallas.

He was born in Salem.

Memorial service is Nov. 22 at 11 a.m. at Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center.

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