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Obituaries

For the week of Nov. 20 to Nov. 27

Dorothy A. Lane

Jan. 15, 1925 - Nov. 12, 2002

Dorothy A. Lane of Newport died on Nov. 12. She was 77.

Private services were Nov. 16 at the Grand Ronde Tribal Cemetery.

Bollman Funeral Home in Dallas handled the arrangements.

Ruby Hart

March 8, 1915 - Nov. 12, 2002

Ruby Hart of Salem died on Nov. 12 in Salem. She was 87.

She was born to Ira and Dicie Picklesimer Wiilliams in Burns.

On June 29, 1932 she married James E. Hart in Polk County. They divorced in 1957.

She had been a resident of the Salem and Keizer areas for many years.

She was a member of the Keizer Senior Center.

She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, antiques and loved to walk. She also loved her grandchildren very much.

Survivors include her son, James E. Hart Jr. of Salem; brother, Ralph Williams of Burns; sister, Jeanne E. Phillips of Keizer; four grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life service and family gathering will be held at a later date.

Farnstrom Mortuary of Independence handled the arrangements.

Alice Liza Ward

Sept. 12, 1950 - Nov. 16, 2002

Alice Liza Ward of Independence died Nov. 16 in Independence. She was 52.

She was born to Anken and Rosa Liktak in Majuro, Marshall Islands.

She worked as a warehouse clerk for a cannery.

She was a member of the Marshallese Church.

Survivors include her husband, Michael Ward of Independence; daughter, Jacquline Alik of Salem; sons, Raney Alik, Romey Ward, Frank Ward and Andrew Ward, all of Salem; and six grandchildren.

Marshallese funeral service and visitation will be on Thursday, Nov. 21, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Farnstrom Mortuary in Independence.

Private interment will be at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.

Evelyn T. Wallace

May 16, 1907 - Nov. 13, 2002

Evelyn T. Wallace of Aumsville died on Nov. 13 in Aumsville. She was 95.

She was born one of four children to Anton and Louisa Feldon Lauterbach in Green Bay, Wis.

She married Walt William Badeau in 1927. He preceded her in death.

She married Oscar Ellis, who was the fire chief and a plumber in Dallas. He preceded her in death.

She later married Ray Wallace of Dallas. He preceded her in death. For many years they owned and operated "Goodfellows Bar" in Falls City where they made many friends.

The last 18 years she has lived in Aumsville with her daughter.

She was preceded in death by her son, William E. Badeau in 2002. A dear friend and companion, Ed Graham also preceded her in death.

Survivors include her daughter, Jean Davidson of Aumsville and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 21 at Restlawn Funeral Home in Salem.

Lois LaVon Hart

May 30, 1913 - Nov. 15, 2002

Lois LaVon Hart of Dallas died on Nov. 15 in Dallas. She was 89.

She was born to George M. and Ethel I. (Brittain) Lane in Pomona, Calif.

She married Charles D. Hart on Feb. 13, 1937 in Orange, Calif.

She had lived in Southern California, Northern California and moved to Dallas in 1948.

She retired from Fairview Hospital in 1969.

She enjoyed crocheting baby blankets and afghans and enjoyed singing.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Donald Lane.

Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Charles Hart of Dallas; sons, Mike Hart of Dallas and Richard Hart of Christmas Valley; daughters, Linda Palacios of Dallas, Sharlene Niggli of Dundee, Elizabeth Link of Springfield, Patricia Schafer of White Salmon, Wash., Vickie Moy and Joni Christie; one niece; 15 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 21 at Salt Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, Nov. 20, noon to 5 p.m. at Bollman Funeral Home in Dallas.

Contributions may be made to Willamette Valley Hospice in care of Bollman Funeral Home in Dallas.

Josephine B. Sier

March 16, 1918 - Nov. 14, 2002

Josephine Barbara Sier of Dallas died on Nov. 14 in Dallas. She was 84.

She was born one of seven children to John and Jadwiga Bronto Skorko in Gardner, Mass.

She married Charles F. Sier in Buffalo, N.Y. on April 11, 1942.

She lived in Westminster, Mass., Buffalo and Arlington, Texas before moving to Dallas in 2002 to be near her daughter.

She was a member of St. Maria Goretti Altar Society and Leisure Club and the Mud Hens Ceramic Club in Arlington.

She enjoyed cooking and gardening.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles and five siblings.

Survivors include her daughter, Barbara Nichols of Dallas; brother, Charles Skorko of Gardner; one granddaughter; and one great-granddaughter.

Mass of Christian burial will be at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church with interment at Moore Memorial Gardens in Arlington.

Erna D. Olfert

July 1, 1924 - Nov. 14, 2002

Erna D. Olfert of Dallas died on Nov. 14 in Dallas. She was 78.

She was born to William and Katheryne Franz Dick in Manitoba, Canada.

She lived in Minnesota before moving to Oregon in 1936 with her parents.

On July 16, 1943 she married Melvin Olfert.

She attended Beacon Bible School for two years in Dallas.

She was a member of the Evangelical Bible Church in Dallas.

She enjoyed traveling, sewing, cross stitch work and quilting blankets. She took much of her work to the Polk County Fair and received many ribbons.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Wilma Reimer.

Survivors include her husband, Melvin Olfert of Dallas; son, Roger Olfert of Salem; daughters, Marilyn Schafer of Dallas, Judy Dimit of Salem and Peggy Olfert of Scio; sisters, Olga Peters of Salem, Marie Warkentin of Brookings and Adeline Friesen of Hathaway Pines, Calif.; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Services were Nov. 18 at the Evangelical Bible Church in Dallas and interment was at Dallas Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Evangelical Bible Church, Dallas Memorial Fund in care of Bollman Funeral Home in Dallas which handled the arrangements.

Edith L. Hancock

Jan. 28, 1939 - Nov. 11, 2002

Edith L. Hancock of Willamina died on Nov. 11 in McMinnville. She was 63.

She was born to William and Lavina Wiggins Penrose in Stockport, Ohio.

At the age of nine she moved with the family to Albuquerque, N.M. She attended school in Albuquerque and Belen, N.M. In 1971 she moved to California and to Oregon in 1984. In 1990 she settled in the Sheridan-Willamina area.

She attended the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Willamina.

She enjoyed painting, tending her flower garden, photography and collecting Native American memoriabilia. She especially enjoyed rides along the coast.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Deane Penrose.

Survivors include her son, Robert Hancock of Lafayette; daughters, Dorothy Misik of Salem, Donna Jean Rhodes of Grand Ronde, Kathy and Margo, both of New Mexico; sister, Barbara Abbott of Willamina; 15 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Private family services will be held. Memorial contributions may be made to VFW Post 4211 Women's Auxiliary in care of Dallas Mortuary Chapel which handled the arrangements.

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