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Obituaries

For the week of Dec. 4 to Dec. 11

Ellen Irene Galloway Neufeld

June 6, 1919 - Nov. 10, 2002

Ellen Irene Galloway Neufeld of Dallas died on Nov. 10 in Salem. She was 83.

She was born in Ridgefield, Wash. to William and Elsie Galloway.

She graduated from Willamina High School in 1938.

She married Edward Neufeld on Oct. 21, 1940 at the Christian Missionary Alliance Church.

They made their home in Dallas and had four children. They attended Oak Park Community Church in Salem and later Dallas Alliance Church.

Her hobbies included gardening, visiting family and friends, going to garage sales, sewing, singing, playing the piano and organ. Her favorite pastime was making quilts and she will always be remembered by her generosity of giving quilts to her family and friends.

She was a housewife for many years and later she cleaned homes in the Dallas area.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward on Oct. 27, 1992 and a daughter, Beverly on Jan. 2, 2002.

Survivors include her children, Marilea Shrock of Independence, Dell Neufeld of Dallas and Sylvia Roth of Keizer; sister, Elva Egly of Roseburg; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Services were Nov. 15 at Dallas Mortuary Chapel and interment was at Dallas Cemetery.

Kathleen Mae Davis

Sept. 16, 1914 - Nov. 29, 2002

Kathleen "Kay" Mae Davis of Salem died on Nov. 29. She was 88.

She was born to Anson and Katie Lindbeck in La Grande.

The family moved to Salem in 1919. She attended Auburn Elementary School when it was a one room school house. She attended Parrish Junior High and graduated from Salem High School with the class of 1932. Kay attended Oregon State College and graduated in 1936. She was a lifetime member of Beta Sigma Phi.

She married Ivan Watson Crum on August 28, 1937, who preceded her in death in 1955.

Her business career began in 1956 as a legal secretary for Attorney at Law Darrell J. Williams in Dallas. In 1959 she was the Polk County District Clerk for Judge Darrell J. Williams. From 1960 to 1964 she was the local Board Clerk for the Selective Service System in Dallas. In 1964 she she served as the secretary to the State Director, Colonel Leonard G. Hicks of Selective Service System until her retirement in 1975.

She married Harold Roe Davis on April 10, 1976, he preceded her in death on Sept. 26, 1992.

She enjoyed traveling in their fifth-wheel, reading, playing the organ and gardening.

Survivors include her sons, James Crum and Gary Crum, both of Salem and Michael Crum of Stayton; brothers, John Lindbeck of Salem and Albert Lindbeck of Rohnert Park, Calif.; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at Dallas Mortuary Chapel on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 11 a.m. and interment will be at Dallas Cemetery. Visitation will be Dec. 4 and 5, 1 to 7 p.m. at Dallas Mortuary Chapel.

Contributions may be made to Willamette Valley Hospice in care of Dallas Mortuary Chapel in Dallas which is handling the arrangements.

Robert Cummings Phelps

Sept. 9, 1915 - Dec. 1, 2002

Robert C. Phelps of Independence died on Dec. 1. He was 87.

He was born to Charles and Bertha Cummings Phelps in Rockford, Ill.

His education and career took place in Pasadena, Calif., he was the owner of a catering company.

In September 1945 he married Marguerite Heller. She preceded him in death in 1999.

He had lived in Polk County for three years.

He was a past President of the Lions Club and fifth degree Mason.

He enjoyed fishing, boating and photography.

Survivors include his daughters, Judi Edwards of Monmouth and Joanne Tyler of Menlo Park, Calif.; one granddaughter; and one grandson.

At his request no services will be held.

Farnstrom Mortuary in Independence handled the arrangements.

James Thomas Hubbard

Sept. 26, 1929 - Nov. 29, 2002

James Thomas Hubbard of Dallas died on Nov. 29 in Salem. He was 73.

He was born in Clovis, N.M. to Charles and Cordelia Ann Wesley Hubbard.

He was a Korean War Veteran.

He worked for more than 31 years for Willamette Industries in Dallas as a mechanic and retired in September 1991.

He was a member of Wood Workers Union 2714.

Survivors include his sister, Mary Jane Hubbard of Dallas; brother, Floyd Winfred Hubbard of Dallas; and many nephews and nieces.

Private family services will be held and private interment will be at Dallas Cemetery.

Bollman Funeral Home in Dallas handled the arrangements.

Jack Lowell Butler Jones

Jan. 28, 1923 - Nov. 14, 2002

Jack Lowell Butler Jones of Kirkland, Wash. died on Nov. 14 in Bellevue, Wash. He was 79.

He was born in Glenns Ferry, Idaho.

He graduated from high school in Wenatchee, Wash. in 1943.

He served in the National Guard of Washington and Idaho and the Navy and Army Air Forces and saw duty in the United States, Atlantic Theater, the Caribbean and South America until 1944.

He attended Washington State College and graduated from Eastern Washington State College in 1948.

He married Grace "Freddie" Winifred Guss Jones on Jan. 14, 1951 in Cheney, Wash. She died in 1999.

He did graduate work at Colorado State College graduating in 1954 and also at the University of Washington in 1966. He was an educator from 1948 to 1990.

He was a charter member of Inglewood Presbyterian Church in Bothell, Wash., a board member of Lake Washington Voc-Tech School, a life member of the National Education Association and a member of the Washington Education Association.

He was class president of the University of Washington School of Librarianship.

He enjoyed fishing, camping, woodworking, gardening, reading, traveling, auto restoration, photography, stained glass, home construction and design, and target shooting. He also was a musician and music lover, sang in the church choir and was a U.S. Forest Service fire lookout during the summers of 1960 and 1961 in Oregon.

He defined himself by the work he did. He was a jack of all trades and a master of many. His hands were always busy but never too busy to lend a helping hand to those in need.

Survivors include his son, Jeff L. Jones of Bellevue; daughter, Rebecca "Becky" Jones Takacs and husband, Thomas E. Takacs and their children, Chloe Rose and Graham Thomas Takacs of Independence; and a sister, Jessie Jones Eshelman Gronsky of Wenatchee.

Memorial services were held Nov. 23 at Green's Bellevue Funeral Home. A celebration of his life followed at Lake Sammamish High School cafeteria in Bellevue and featured a four large photo displays created by daughter, Becky and her husband, Tom. Also displayed were his Navy pea coat and models of planes he served on as a radioman and gunner in World War II along with other favorite memorabilia.

Loren Ernest "Ernie" Raffety

April 14, 1918 - Nov. 30, 2002

Loren Ernest "Ernie" Raffety of Independence died Nov. 30. He was 84.

He was born to Henderson and Ida Mode Raffety in Hoquiam, Wash.

He graduated from Independence High School in 1938.

He was a longtime Polk County resident living in the Independence area for 76 years.

He was in the U. S. Army from 1942 to 1946.

On March 29, 1953 he married Shirley Grover.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Independence.

He liked raising cattle, fishing and gardening. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

He was preceded in death by five sisters.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley Raffety of Independence; daughters, Susan Arndt of Woodburn, Sally Dunkin of Dallas and Shannon Addison of Independence; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be Friday, Dec. 6 at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Independence.

Contributions may be made to a charity of choice.

Farnstrom Mortuary in Independence handled the arrangements.

Evelyn Dungan

March 21, 1909 - Nov. 30, 2002

Evelyn V. Dungan of Tillamook, formerly of Monmouth, died on Nov. 30. She was 93.

She was born in Texas and was very proud to say, "she was a Texas born girl."

She was married to Clyde Preston Dungan.

She enjoyed crocheting for family and friends and taking photos. She loved her family very much.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde and a son, Robby.

She is survived by a daughter, Annalene Thomassen of Hebo.

Private family graveside services were held on Dec. 1 at Hilltop Cemetery in Independence.

Farnstrom Mortuary of Independence handled the arrangements.

Rodney Bruce Peterson

Jan. 24, 1914 - Nov. 29, 2002

Rodney Bruce Peterson of Brooks died on Nov. 29 in Dallas. He was 88.

He was born in Suver to Grover and Mary Steele Peterson.

He lived on the family farm in Suver until the age of 7. The family moved to a farm in Independence and he lived there with his wife and family until 1963. He moved to Salem and then the Brooks area.

He married Rose Street on Jan. 24, 1936 in Vancouver, Wash.

He was an old pioneer farmer his entire life. He farmed and raised grain and had milk cows. He also worked as a carpenter.

He enjoyed hunting and gardening.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Rose in 1994.

Survivors include his daughters, Judy Kozisek of Dallas and Pat Sadowsky of Albany; sister, Roberta Smith of Eugene; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Services were Dec. 2 at Bollman Funeral Home in Dallas and interment was at Restlawn Memory Gardens.

Contributions may be made to a charity of choice in care of Bollman Funeral Home in Dallas which handled the arrangements.

Carol "LeNore" Walton

Nov. 6, 1919 - Nov. 25, 2002

Carol "Lenore" Walton of Monmouth died on Nov. 25 in Dallas. She was 83.

She was born to Leroy and Alma Call in Ceder Vale, Kan.

She graduated from Ceder Vale High School in 1938 and Kansas State Teachers College in Pittsburg, Kan. She earned a degree in elementary education.

She taught school in Kansas for 15 years before moving to Oregon in 1953.

She taught at Holley Consolidated School in Holley (Sweet Home) for one year.

In 1954 she married Edward L. Walton in Sweet Home. They moved to a dairy farm in the Bridgeport area where they raised livestock and farmed until 1981. They moved to Monmouth in 1981.

She was a founding member and attended the Monmouth Church of Christ.

She enjoyed her family and grandchildren and tending her roses.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Walton in 1995 and a sister, Ruth Call.

She was a substitute teacher and a teacher's aide at Bridgeport School for 21 years and retired in 1986.

Survivors include her sons, David of Independence, James of Dallas and John of Rickreall; sister, Joanna Adams of Centralia, Wash.; and seven grandchildren.

Private family graveside services will be held with interment at Fir Crest Cemetery in Monmouth.

Farnstrom Mortuary in Independence handled the arrangements.

Romeo Garcia

June 26, 1943 - Nov. 28, 2002

Romeo Garcia of Independence died on Nov. 28 in Independence. He was 59.

Arrangements are pending with Farnstrom Mortuary in Independence, 503-838-1414.

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