Births & Deaths in Polk County families


Susie G. Miller

July 29, 1909 - June 30, 2001

Susie G. Miller of Salem died on June 30 in Salem. She was 91.

She was born to George and Zola Grant Gray in Custer, S.D. and was raised in Wyoming.

She married Carl Miller on Jan. 10, 1928 in Bellefourche, S.D. They moved to Sundance, Wyo. in 1928 moving to Hansen, Idaho in 1935 and settling in Dallas in 1952. She was a cook for various local restaurants and worked for the Blue Garden Restaurant for 20 years, retiring in 1971.

She enjoyed cooking and playing Yahtzee.

She was preceded in death by daughters, Willadell VanDolah and Mina Lea Shaul and a son, Pete Miller.

Survivors include her son, Lonnie Miller of Salem; daughters, Carla O'Neal of Pomona, Calif. and Annabelle Anderson of Lawrence, Kan.; sisters, Babe Davis of Hermiston and Bessie Dalrymple of Jones, Okla.; 19 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were July 5 at Restlawn Memory Gardens, Salem.

Bollman Funeral Home in Dallas handled the arrangements.

Gladys Pearl Hibbs

July 19, 1903 - July 10, 2001

Gladys Pearl Jolliff Hibbs of Dallas died on July 10 in Dallas. She was 97.

She was born to Daniel E. Jolliff and Nora E. Latimer in Wellfleet, Neb.

She married Harold M. Hibbs in North Platte, Neb. on Oct. 7, 1922. In 1945 they moved from Elwood, Neb. to Vancouver, Wash. and then moved to Valsetz in the spring of 1947. In 1970 they moved to Philomath and one year later to Clackamas. Harold died in 1979.

She lived in Dallas, Milwaukie and Salem before returning to Dallas in 2001.

She loved gatherings, animals, and family, especially babies.

Survivors include her sons, Dewayne "Gene" Hibbs and Ron Hibbs, both of Dallas, Don Hibbs of Portland, Dan Hibbs of West Linn, John Hibbs of Falls City and Wallace Hibbs of Salem; daughters, Ardith Crosby Isaacson of Dallas, Patricia Booth of Sheridan and Evalina Burgen of Milwaukie; several grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Services were July 16 at Dallas Mortuary Chapel in Dallas and interment was in Dallas Cemetery.

Dallas Mortuary Chapel handled the arrangements.

Nina Iena Walters

Aug. 20, 1913 - June 30, 2001

Nina Iena Walters of Dallas died on June 30 in Dallas. She was 87.

She was one of 12 children born to Fillipo and Teresa Penna in Italy.

They moved in 1917 from Monte Grossa, D'Asti, Italy to Redwood City, Calif.

She studied cosmetology in the early 1930s in San Francisco and subsequently had a small business cutting hair and giving permanents.

She married twice, to Clarence E. Barnes in 1935 and Stanley Walters in 1951.

She remained in Redwood City until 1995 when she moved to the Dallas Retirement Center.

Playing cards and gardening were her favorite pastimes and she enjoyed cooking. If someone needed care she was always there to help. She was an unselfish caregiver.

Survivors include her two sons, Robert Barnes of Dallas and Dennis Walters of Pacifica, Calif.

Private inurnment will be in California.

Memorial contributions may be made to Willamette Valley Hospice in care of Bollman Funeral Home in Dallas who handled the arrangements.

Randy Dunn

Sept. 13, 1936 - July 12, 2001

Randy Dunn of LaPine died on July 12 in LaPine. He was 64.

He was born in Boring to Clifford and Ada Wilcox Dunn.

He was raised in Boring and received his schooling there. He spent the majority of his life in Oregon except for a few years in California. He was a professional glass glazer.

On Sept. 16, 1995 he married Pamela Dearce in Gresham. They lived in Dallas for a short time prior to moving to LaPine. He loved the beauty of Central Oregon.

He loved to work on his '69 Chevy lo-rider, spending time outdoors, jet skiing and working around their home.

Survivors include his wife, Pam of LaPine; son, Randy Dunn of Dallas; daughters, Lisa Dunn of California, Angie Baily of Pacific City and Keana Dunn of LaPine; sister, Ona Lee Schmidt of Tucson, Ariz.; and three grandchildren.

Services will be Wednesday, July 18 at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Sandy Funeral Home and committal service will be at Douglass Cemetery in Troutdale.

Memorial contributions may be made to any U.S. Bank branch to assist with funeral expenses.

Phillip Russell Miltimore, Sr.

March 14, 1940 - July 14, 2001


Phillip Russell Miltimore, Sr. of Albany died on July 14 in Salem. He was 61.

He was born in Newport to Hasson and Alene Miltimore.

He graduated from Newport High School. He served in the National Guard starting in 1959. He also served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany and Vietnam.

He met and married Barbara Ann McKibben Williams in Dallas in 1961.

He worked in the post office for several years. He then worked at the Oregon State Penitentiary as a security officer for 17 years, receiving a medical retirement.

He was a volunteer for Meal on Wheels and the Department of Human Services.

He was a member of the American Legion and attended the Harvest Baptist Church in Albany.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara of Albany; sons, Richard of Salem and Phillip and Carl, both of Aumsville; brother, Roy E. Miltimore of Willets, Calif.; sister, Shirley Hamman of Albany; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Memorial services will be on Thursday, July 19 at 3 p.m. at the Harvest Baptist Church, 2660 Marion St. SE, Albany.

Bollman Funeral Home in Dallas handled the arrangements.


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