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For the week of Feb. 12 to Feb. 19



Nellie F. Beck

Dec. 11, 1918 - Jan. 28, 2003

Nellie F. Beck of Dallas died Jan. 28 in Salem. She was 84.

She was born in Scotts Mills to Arthur and Lousiza Shaw Richter.

She married Gordon Beck on April 25, 1940 in Newport.

She worked in the Lincoln County Extension office as a 4-H aide. She later worked as a beautician. They lived in Newport for many years prior to settling in Dallas in 1997.

She had been a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church in Newport and was able to attend the Dallas First Presbyterian Church for a short time.

She enjoyed sewing, canning and reading. She and Gordon enjoyed traveling together to Mexico and Yuma, Ariz. throughout the years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon who died Nov. 18, 2002 and her son, Gary who died in 1991.

Survivors include her sons; John of Dallas, Bob of Pleasant Hill and Ken of White Bear Lake Minn.; and seven grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Dallas First Presbyterian Church. Private interment will be in the Sheridan Masonic Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to Newport Chapter C.E. of the P.E.O. Sisterhood in care of Bollman Funeral Home in Dallas which is in charge of arrangements.

Evelyn Dirks

Dec. 10, 1920 - Feb. 4, 2003

Evelyn Dirks of Dallas died on Feb. 4 in Dallas. She was 82.

She was born to Hugh and Gertrude Christie Garrett in Bonita, Mont.

She lived for a time in Butte, Mont., before moving to Oregon in 1949.

She married Jacob "Si" Jacobson and he died in 1970.

She married Howard Dirks on April 2, 1973 in Salem and he died in 1994.

She was a bakery chef and has also worked for Court Street Jewelers in Salem.

She enjoyed canning, homemaking, knitting and treating her family to dinner. She loved spending time with grandchildren, trips to the coast and to Reno.

She was a member of the Pinochle Club and the American Legion.

She was also preceded in death by a son, Brad Jacobson.

Survivors include her son, Hugh Jacobson of Olympia, Wash.; daughter, Sue Sitton; "adopted" daughter, Arlene Baker; brothers, Harry, Thomas and Jim; sisters, Gertie and Ora; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Memorial services were Feb. 8 at Dallas Mortuary Chapel.

Westly "Wes" Alvis

Feb. 17, 1930 - Jan. 9, 2003

Westly "Wes" Alvis of Dallas died on Jan. 9. He was 72.

He was born to Theodore and Margeline Alvis in Terrabella, Calif.

He married Carolyn Parker in Hollister, Calif., on July 25, 1958. They lived in Salinas, Calif., then moved to Fresno, Calif., in 1968. In 1969 they moved to Salem and then to Falls City in 1981 and settled in Dallas in 2001.

He was a member of the Teamsters Union from 1972 to 1992.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening.

Survivors include is wife, Carolyn Alvis of Dallas; son, Wayne Alvis of Dallas; brother, Wayne Alvis of Fresno; sisters, Roberta Townsend of Dallas, Lorraine Coffey of Wilton, Calif., and Leona Minor of Oakley, Calif.; four grandchildren; and special friends, Ben and Shirley Ortega of Fresno.

Graveside services were Jan. 13 at Dallas Cemetery.

Dallas Mortuary Chapel handled the arrangements.

Ella Marie Kennedy

June 1, 1919 - Feb. 6, 2003

Ella Marie Kennedy of Independence died on Feb. 6. She was 83.

She was born to Otto and Marie Abraham Tjards in Burke Township, Minn.

She attended school in Pipestone, Minn.

On Sept. 11, 1940 she married Merle Kennedy and they moved to Washington in 1941. They were involved for many years in the newspapers business.

They moved to Monmouth in 1973 and then to Independence in 1984.

She had many interests in her younger years including square dancing, playing cards and dice and entertaining family and friends. In her later life her main joy came from visits with family and watching her roses bloom.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Merle Kennedy in 1990 and two sisters, Evelyn Steinmeyer and Darleen Olson.

Survivors include her sons, Willard Kennedy of Olympia, Wash., and Jonathan Kennedy of Auburn, Calif.; daughters, Judith Pope of Monmouth, Cheryl Jenkins of Lake Stevens, Wash., and Bette jeanne Claire of Klamath Falls; brother, Dean Tjards; 16 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Services were Feb. 11 at Farnstrom Mortuary in Independence and vault interment was at Fir Crest Cemetery in Monmouth.

Nadine "Dee" Rose

Sept. 9, 1933 - Jan. 29, 2003

Nadine "Dee" Rose died Jan. 29 in Salem. She was 69.

She was born in Mulhull County, Okla.

She was known for her big heart and open door policy. She believed that everybody had good inside themselves. She was loved by all who knew her.

Survivors include three sons; a daughter; six brothers; 32 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Mable Alice Morey

June 27, 1913 - Feb. 8, 2003

Mable Alice Morey of Dallas, formerly of Salem, died Feb. 8. She was 89.

She was born to Eugene and Lorinda Hardin Van Arsdale in Northboro, Iowa.

She attended school in Halsey, Neb., where she met and married Milton A. Morey on Sept. 25, 1929.

They moved from Nebraska to the Salem area in 1941 where they resided for over 50 years with the exception of a year and a half spent in Bremerton, Wash., during World War II.

Primarily a homemaker, she owned and operated the 12th Street Cafe for several years and was a store manager for a time with Sprouse Reitz.

In 1999 she moved to Dallas Assisted Living and later to the care residence.

She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, garage sales and antiques. She also enjoyed ceramics, bingo and trips to Reno with her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years in 1990; a son, Maurice in 2001; and three brothers and four sisters.

Survivors include her sons, Milton of Eugene and Marvin of Dallas; brother, Eugene Van Arsdale of John Day; 10 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 13 at Lane Memorial Gardens in Eugene. Visitation will be 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 12 at Keizer Funeral Chapel which handled the arrangements.

Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

Leona May Broadus

March 26, 1918 - Feb. 10, 2003

Leona May Broadus of Sheridan, formerly of Monmouth, died in Sheridan Feb. 10. She was 84.

She was born to Gerald and Ida Durfee Harter in Logan, Iowa.

She married James M. Broadus Dec. 14, 1938 in Vancouver, Wash.

The family made their home in Pedee from 1945 until 1958 when they moved to Valsetz. In 1984 after James retired from Boise Cascade they moved to Monmouth. She moved to Sheridan in 1999.

She enjoyed the outdoors, picking mushrooms and pine cones, hunting rocks, traveling, quilting and flowers. She was an avid Portland Trailblazers fan.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James, who died in 1991 and two sons Leslie and Lloyd.

Survivors include her daughters, Vaneta Fitzgerald of West Salem, Cheryl Whitlow of Sheridan and Gayle Broadus of Dallas; sons, Darrel of Dallas, Randy of Monmouth and Greg of Pedee; brother, John Harter of Siletz; 25 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 13 in the Dallas Mortuary Chapel in Dallas and interment will be in Dallas Cemetery. Visitation will be 9 a.m. until 8 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 12 in Dallas Mortuary Chapel.

Contributions may be made to the Pedee Women's Club in care of the Dallas Mortuary Chapel which is in charge of arrangements.



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