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Kyndle Marie Moore was born to Justin and Kim Moore of Dallas at 5:47 p.m. on Feb. 15 at Salem Hospital.

She weighed 5 pounds, 10 ounces and was 18 3/4 inches long.

Kyndle joins Colton, 23 months.

Her grandparents are Larry and Bobbi Moore and Frank and Marlys Kellum, all of Dallas.

Her great-grandfather is Robert Parker of Dallas.


Kyle Andrew Rouzaud was born to Nathan and Wendi Rouzaud of Dallas at 3:06 a.m. on March 4 at Valley Community Hospital.

He weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces and was 21 inches long.

Kyle joins Emma, 2 1/2.

His grandparents are Peter and Karen Rouzaud of Dallas and Norm and Paula Slover of Albany.


Shilah Kathleen Metzler was born to James and Amy Metzler of Dallas at 1:21 p.m. on March 5 at Valley Community Hospital.

She weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces and was 20 inches long.

Shilah joins Samuel, 2.

Her grandparents are Steve and Kathleen Bennett of Dallas and Richard and Charlene Metzler of Monmouth.

Her great-grandparents are Stan and Norma Bennett of Eagle Point, Lyle and Ann Fagnan of Corvallis and Hazel Metzler of Norwalk, Calif.


Louis Domaschofsky

May 1, 1925 - March 11, 2001

Louis Domaschofsky of Salem died on March 11 in Salem. He was 75.

He was born in Dallas to Louis and Emma Hauser Domaschofsky.

He lived most of his life in Dallas and attended Dallas High School, graduating in 1943. He joined the U.S. Navy in April of 1943 and served as a Motor Machinist's Mate Second Class on a Landing Ship Transport in the South Pacific.

On April 29, 1961 he married Florence Helms in Reno, Nev. They made their home in Dallas before moving to Salem in 1986.

He enjoyed antiques and had a shop in Lincoln City. He also enjoyed traveling to Reno and visiting people.

He was a member of the L.S.T. "Landing Ship Transport Association."

He was preceded in death by his brother, James in 1985.

Survivors include his wife, Florence of Salem: sons, John of Keizer and Garry of Salem; daughters, Christy Ellis of Dallas, Linda Dart of Salem, Ellen Hanson of Springfield and Joyce Gorden of Derby, Mont.; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be Thursday, March 15 at 1 p.m. in the Salt Creek Cemetery.

Bollman Funeral Home in Dallas is handling the arrangements.

Mildred L. Hamblen

Aug. 27, 1909 - March 7, 2001

Mildred L. Hamblen of Independence died on March 7 in Independence. She was 91.

She was born to James and Rossie McKnight Watson in Helton, Okla.

She moved to California after she married Harold Hamblen, who died in 1971. She worked as a processing clerk for McLaren Air Force for 20 years until her retirement. She moved to Oregon in 1995 and to Independence in January 2000.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Haroldine Hamblen in 1989.

She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Survivors include her son-in-law, Jack Stubyvin of Vancouver, Wash.; and grandson, John Stubyvin of Vancouver, Wash.

Entombment was March 12 at East Lawn Memorial Park in Sacramento, Calif.

Arrangements were handled by Farnstrom Mortuary in Independence.

Aslaug `Dottie' Ellis

Oct. 26, 1905 - March 11, 2001

Aslaug "Dottie" Ellis of Independence died on March 11 in Independence. She was 95.

She was born in Bisbee, N.D and grew up in North Dakota. She was a teacher in a one-room schoolhouse in North Dakota. She married Lee F. Ellis on July 3, 1929. He died on Feb. 17, 1965.

They moved to the Salem area in the 1960s where she was a homemaker. She moved to Monmouth in the 1980s and lived in Independence for the past three years.

She was a member of the Lutheran church.

She was preceded in death by a son, LeRoy H. Ellis on Aug. 28, 1999.

Survivors include her son, Bruce R. Ellis of Banning, Calif.; sisters, Signe Sand-Larson of Uphaum, N.D. and Borghild Sand-Larson of Olympia, Wash.; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, Calif.

Restlawn Funeral Home in Salem handled the arrangements.

Carol Ann Forness

Aug. 14, 1946 - March 11, 2001

Carol Ann Forness of Monmouth died on March 11 in Dallas. She was 54.

She was born in Portland to William and Marie Dedrick.

She was raised in the Gladstone area where she attended elementary school. She graduated from West Linn High School. She married Donald T. Forness on Aug. 4, 1967 in Oregon City and they moved to Monmouth in 1968.

She worked as a receptionist at the Red Carpet Hair Salon at the East Fred Meyer.

Her main hobbies were enjoying her family and being with her grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband, Donald T. Forness of Monmouth; son, Brian Forness of Dayton; brother, Sam Dedrick of Umatilla; and three grandchildren.

Services were March 13 at Farnstrom Mortuary Chapel in Independence and vault interment was at Fircrest Cemetery in Monmouth.

Lois Elaine Clanfield

March 4, 1916 - March 3, 2001

Lois Elaine Clanfield of Grants Pass died on March 3 in Grants Pass.

She was born in Ballston to Bert and Loretta Roberts Clanfield.

She attended school in Ballston. An extremely intelligent woman, she graduated from Dallas High School with honors in Latin and bookkeeping.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Anna Houtz and Lillian Meeks.

Survivors include her brother, Henry Clanfield of Dallas; sisters, Mildred Scott of Newberg and Grace Anderson of Battleground, Wash.

Private services were at the Salt Cemetery.

Arrangements were handled by Bollman Funeral in Dallas.

Harold Gaylan Mercier

Feb. 12, 1909 - March 6, 2001

Harold Gaylan Mercier of Grand Ronde died on March 6 at Grand Ronde. He was 92.

He was born in Grand Ronde to Arthur and Agnes Leno Mercier.

As a young child he moved to Taft and spent many years in the Siletz River area. He would climb a tree with his lighted lantern and guide the ships as they traveled on the river. He returned to Grand Ronde to become a logger.

He married Velma Hudson on Sept. 9, 1929 in Grand Ronde. They built their family home on property where they planted a large stand of fir trees.

He was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Grand Ronde.

Survivors include his son, Dean Mercier of Grand Ronde; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

Services were March 9 at St. Michael's Catholic Church and interment was at the Grand Ronde Tribal Cemetery.

Arrangements were handled by Bollman Funeral Home in Dallas.

Jerry Petersen

July 17, 1921 - March 6, 2001

Jerry Petersen of Dallas died on March 6 in Dallas. She was 79.

She was born in Nez Perce, Idaho to Theodore "TJ" and Gertie Bursh Primus.

She graduated from Independence High School and attended Oregon State University. She married Keith Petersen on July 5, 1942 in Independence. They later settled in Dallas. They were married 58 years.

She was a devoted wife and mother and was an active member of St. Philip Catholic Church in Dallas.

She was instrumental in developing the kindergarten program for the church and taught there for many years. Along with her husband she was active in Bluebirds, Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. She was a volunteer for the local Meals-On-Wheels program. She had been the chairman of the church Christmas Bazaar for several years.

She enjoyed crafts, birds and her grandchildren. She will be remembered as the most wonderful wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and friend to those who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, Clarence and Harold Primus.

Survivors include her husband, Keith of Dallas; daughters, Lynne Zink of Lincoln City; sons, Ron Petersen of Dallas, Dave Petersen of Moses Lake, Wash. and Chris Petersen of Salem; sisters, Pauline Shelk of Prineville and Dorris Gretz of Kent, Wash.; brother, Dan Primus of Lyons; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Christian Wake service was March 11 and Mass of Christian Burial was March 12 at St. Philip Catholic Church in Dallas and interment was in Belcrest Memorial Park, Salem.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Church Building Funding in care of Dallas Mortuary Chapel who handled the arrangements.

Terry Lee Morton

Jan. 5, 1958 - March 5, 2001

Terry Lee Morton of Dallas died on March 5 in Dallas after battling for three years against a rare bone cancer. He was 42.

He was born in McMinnville to Garnet and Mary Wisbey Morton.

He was raised in McMinnville and attended grade school there. He attended and graduated from Lauralwood Academy in Gaston in 1976. He moved to Walla Walla, Wash. where he attended Walla Walla College.

It was while in Walla Walla that he met Laura Matthews, and they were married on Nov. 30, 1980 in McMinnville.

In 1982 they moved to Dallas to work with his dad in the family business, Morton Alder Mill Inc. His dad died in 1994 and he continued to operate the family business until his death.

He was a member of the Dallas Seventh-Day Adventist Church and was a past deacon. He was also very active in the church. He served as chairman for the school boards of the Falls City and Dallas Seventh-Day Adventist Schools.

He enjoyed camping, family trips and was very involved with his family.

Survivors include his wife, Laura of Dallas; daughters, Megan and Danielle Morton of Dallas; sisters, Sally Thompson of Battleground, Wash. and Sue Morton of Vancouver, Wash.; and mother, Mary Jane Morton of Dallas.

Services were March 9 at the Dallas Seventh-Day Adventist Church and interment was in Dallas Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Dallas Seventh-Day Adventist Church Pathfinders fund in care of Dallas Mortuary Chapel who handled the arrangements.

Hermoine `Moine' Evans Daugherty

Jan. 28, 1911 - March 4, 2001

Hermoine "Moine" Evans Daugherty of Dallas died on March 4. She was 90.

She was born in Tacoma, Wash. and completed one year at the University of Washington.

She lived in Tacoma, Seattle, Portland, Astoria, Naselle and Ellensburg, Wash. She was a high school secretary and served as the Administrative Secretary for the Portland Public Schools. She married Glenn Daugherty on July 28, 1936 and he died in 1984. She moved to Dallas to be with her daughter and son-in-law in 1994.

She enjoyed knitting, gardening, politics and history.

She was preceded in death by a son, Michael Daugherty.

Survivors include her daughter, Kief Crabtree of Dallas; four grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Restlawn Funeral Home in Salem handled the arrangements.


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