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Obituaries

For the week of Jan. 8 to Jan. 15

Mildred F. DeHaven

Oct. 6, 1916 - Dec. 28, 2002

Mildred F. DeHaven of Dallas died Dec. 28, 2002. She was 86.

She was born on Oct. 6, 1916 in Silverton to Willis and Lillian Jones Hubbs.

She grew up in Silverton and attended Mt. Angel College in Mt. Angel.

She married Wendell DeHaven on July 2, 1943.

She later returned to college and graduated from Oregon College of Education (now WOU) in 1959. She taught school in Falls City, Aumsville and Ballston. She enjoyed watercolor painting and reading. In later years she traveled extensively including trips to the east coast and cruises to Alaska, the Panama Canal, the Straights of Magellan and a Scandinavian Cruise.

For many years she was the organist for the Dallas United Methodist Church and the Dallas First Presbyterian Church where she was a member.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Wendell and sisters, Marjorie Taylor and Marion Morse.

Survivors include her son, Jim DeHaven of Salem; daughter, Jean DeHaven of Morgantown, W.V.; and two grandchildren.

Services were Jan. 4 at Dallas Mortuary Chapel.

Contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation in care of Dallas Mortuary Chapel in Dallas which handled the arrangements.

Robert A. Behling

March 24, 1920 - Dec. 29, 2002

Robert A. Behling of Keizer died Dec. 29, 2002. He was 82.

He was born in Ferrron, Utah.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He married Joy Jenkins on Nov. 29, 1942 in Yuma, Ariz.

On July 19, 1974 he retired from the civil service at Hill Air Force Base in Utah after 26 years.

He owned a fruit farm that was renowned for the best tasting peaches. After retiring from civil service, he owned the local Napa automotive store in Dallas.

He was a member of Truth Tabernacle in Keizer where he was loved by all and known as "gramps."

He raised and showed horses, loved gardening and enjoyed raising farm animals. He had an adventurous spirit.

Survivors include his wife, Joy; sons, Conway, Jon Craig, Cory and Ron; daughters, Marilyn, Judi, Pam and Wendy; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Services were Jan. 3 at Truth Tabernacle Church in Keizer and interment was at Restlawn Memory Gardens in Salem.

Contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Association or Truth Tabernacle.

Keizer Funeral Chapel handled the arrangements.

Diana Rae Dierdorff

Sept. 3, 1947 - Dec. 29, 2002

Diana Rae Dierdorff of Cornelius died on Dec. 29, 2002 in Hillsboro. She was 55.

She was born to Sidney R. and Donna Balding Elsberry in Emmett, Idaho.

She was raised and received her education in Orofino, Idaho and graduated from Orofino High School in 1965. She attended Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho and then transferred to Albian Christian College in Idaho.

She had been to married Richard LeRoy Pressey for 12 years and had two children, Dallas Anne and Stacey Marret.

She later married Dr. John T. "Terry" Dierdorff on Dec. 24, 1984 in Falls City.

They made their home in Detroit, Mich. and Brewster, Wash. before returning to Oregon, settling in Hillsboro. In 1994 they moved to their present home in Cornelius.

She worked as a CNA in the health care industry at Polk Community Hospital in Dallas for 13 years. While living in Detroit she worked as a secretary in a stock broker's office. After moving back to the Northwest she assisted her husband in his medical practice in both Brewster and Forest Grove.

She enjoyed sewing and baking and was renowned for her pies. She was an excellent cook and hostess. She loved to play softball and while living in Dallas she played on a womens league championship team. Above all she loved her family and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband, Dr. John T. "Terry" Dierdorff of Cornelius; daughters, Dallas Anne Freeman of Cornelius and Stacey Marret Moss of Tigard; father and stepmother, Sidney and Jin Duc Elsberry of Coeur d' Alene, Idaho; mother and stepfather, Donna and Jim Hart of Littleton, Colo.; brothers, David Elsberry of Idaho and Keith Elsberry; sisters, Teal Espirit of Federal Way, Wash. and Kelly Pena of Medford; five grandchildren; stepchildren and step-

grandchildren, Skip, Mary, Mick and Molly Dierdorff; Julie, Gil, Hanna and Christian Ramirez; Bill, April, Jackie, Wilson and Jamie Dierdorff; and Matt Dierdorff.

A celebration of life was held Jan. 4 at Hilton Garden Inn in Beaverton.

Fuiten, Rose & Hoyt Funeral Home in Forest Grove handled the arrangements.

Rhonda Ellen Roberts

Sept. 19, 1929 - Dec. 27, 2002

Rhonda Ellen Roberts of Monmouth died on Dec. 27, 2002 in Corvallis. She was 73.

She was born in River Rouge, Mich. to Frank and Ellen Moore.

She married Herbert "Bob" B. Roberts in August 1953 in San Francisco. They moved to Oregon in 1956, living in Falls City and Independence.

The family raised purebred Milking Shorthorn cows. She was very active as the Los Rancheros 4-H leader for many years.

She was a homemaker who also worked as a school bus driver, Polk County dispatcher and a professional cake decorator. She enjoyed international travel, sewing and going to casinos on occasion.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert "Bob" Roberts in 1976 and son, Dennis Roberts in 1997.

Survivors include her son, Barry Roberts of Monmouth; four granddaughters; and two grandsons.

Private burial was Dec. 31, 2002 at Restlawn Memory Gardens in Salem. Bollman Funeral Home in Dallas handled the arrangements.

Henrietta Mary Busby

Dec. 21, 1918 - Dec. 31, 2002

Henrietta Mary Busby of Keizer, formerly of Independence, died Dec. 31, 2002. She was 84.

She was born in Albany to Henry and Dollie Richards, the youngest of seven children.

She married Harold Busby on Aug. 2, 1935 in Albany.

They moved to Camas, Wash. while Harold worked in the paper mill, then during the war he attended school in Vancouver and worked in the shipyards.

In 1947 they moved back to the Hopville area raising lots of animals, big gardens and berries.

She was a homemaker and was involved in the Buena Vista Women's Club and Home Extension.

In April 2001 they moved to the Keizer Retirement Center.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold on Oct. 28, 2002.

Survivors include her sons, Dennis Busby of Monmouth and Marvin Busby of Oregon City; daughter, Janet McHenry of Keizer; brother, Lloyd Richards of San Diego, Calif.; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren.

Services were Jan. 3 at Farnstrom Mortuary in Independence and vault interment was at Buena Vista Cemetery.

Richard Lee Carpenter

July 25, 1933 - Dec. 22, 2002

Richard Lee Carpenter of Fallbrook, Calif., formerly of Dallas, died on Dec. 22, 2002. He was 69.

He was born in Beatrice, Neb. and lived in Kearney, Neb. until entering the U.S. Navy in 1952.

He was stationed at Whidbey Island where he met and married Joan Morgan.

He retired in 1992 with 37 years government service with the Navy and F.A.A.

He lived in Dallas from 1971 to 1979, working at the Laurel Mountain Radar site.

He had lived the last five years in Vancouver, Wash. and Fallbrook.

He was a member of the Temeku Hills Men's Club and the Rancho Monserate CC Men's Club.

He was a member of the Methodist Church and the Fallon, Nev. Elks Lodge.

Survivors include his wife, Joan; daughters, Richelle Combs of Albany and Joni Funk of Vancouver, Wash; brother, Tom Carpenter of North Ridgeville, Ohio; sisters, Deanna Gifford of Beaverton, Judy Isaac of Kearney, Neb. and Nancy Johnson of Greeley, Colo. and three grandchildren.

Graveside services were at Burlington City Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to The Elizabeth Hospice, 150 W. Crest St., Escondido, CA 92025.

Rosa L. Johnston Grove

Oct. 25, 1904 - Dec. 28, 2002

Rosa L. Johnston Grove, formerly of Dallas, died Dec. 28, 2002 in Silverton. She was 98.

She was born to William W. and Mary Elizabeth Youngblood in Seattle.

She married George Lyle Johnston on Sept. 15, 1920 in Dallas. He died in 1961.

On Oct. 10, 1972 she married C.E. "Bud" Grove and they lived in Baker City. He died in 1980.

She moved back to the Salem area where she loved working and caring for her flower and vegetable gardens. She especially loved her family.

She was also preceded in death by five siblings, a child at birth and a son, Lawrence Robert Johnston.

Survivors include her daughter, Pauline Grove of Arlington, Wash.; son, Bill Johnston of Woodbury, Tenn.; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

Services were Jan. 2 at Dallas Cemetery with Bollman Funeral Home in Dallas in charge of arrangements.

Maria Catalina Trujillo

June 1, 1927 - Dec. 31, 2002

Maria Catalina Trujillo of Independence died Dec. 31, 2002 in Santa Ana, Calif.

She was born to Saturnino Soto and Antonia Castillo in Zacapostepec Guerrero, Mexico.

In 1946 she married Juan Trujillo and he died in 1999.

She was a member of the St. Patrick Catholic Church in Independence.

She loved going to school to study English. She loved to pray and loved being with her children.

Survivors include her sons, Feliciano Trujillo and Heriberto Trujillo, both of Independence and Martin Trujillo of Santa Ana; daughters, Irma Trujillo of Tamaulipas, Mexico, Isabel Campos of Independence and Gloria Hernandez of Riverside, Calif.; 33 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

Funeral mass was held on Jan. 6 at St. Patrick Catholic Church and interment was at Hilltop Cemetery in Independence.

Farnstrom Mortuary in Independence handled the arrangements.

Hilda Fleischman

May 30, 1899 - Dec. 29, 2002

Hilda Fleischman of Lake Oswego died on Dec. 29, 2002 in Lake Oswego. She was 103.

She was born to Adolph and Lydia Aebi at Suver.

She lived with her family on a place east of Airlie and then moved to a farm north of Airlie where she walked across the hill to attend the Fairview School.

In 1918 she married Edwin Fleischman and after he returned from the service at the end of World War I she moved to the prune tree farm he owned a few miles north on Fairview Road. Here she worked in the prune orchard, in her large garden and raised her family.

In 1942 when the government bought their farm to include the land in Camp Adair they moved to a house on Main Street in Monmouth.

After Highway 99W was built beside the family home they moved to a house near the Oregon College of Education campus, now Western Oregon University, where she lived until her husband, Edwin, died on April 28, 1980.

In the summer of 1996 she moved to West Linn to be near her son and later moved to Lake Oswego.

She was a member of the Monmouth First Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School and played the organ and had been a member of the Independence Baptist Church.

Her life was centered around her family, her garden, flowers and the wonderful meals she served at her kitchen and dining room tables.

She enjoyed traveling which included visits to Michigan and to Arkansas and a trip to Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Germany to see the Passion Play in Oberamergau in 1984.

She was also preceded in death by three sisters and one brother.

Survivors include her daughter, Marie Knaupp of Monmouth; son, Leroy Fleishman of Lake Oswego; eight grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

Services were at Fir Crest Cemetery in Monmouth on Jan. 2.

Contributions may be made to Santiam Christian School in care of Farnstrom Mortuary in Independence which handled the arrangements.

Almyra Edith Starbuck Allgood

Aug. 18, 1917 - Dec. 29, 2002

Almyra "Myra" Edith Starbuck Allgood of Dallas died on Dec. 29, 2002 in Dallas. She was 85.

She was born in Dallas to Dr. Asa Bertram and Ruth Beaver Starbuck.

On Aug. 21, 1945 she married James Dempsey Allgood, U.S. Army Colonel, in San Francisco.

She was a lifetime resident of Dallas. She attended Dallas Public Schools and graduated from Dallas High School. She attended the University of Oregon for three years where she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority. She furthered her education at the Art Institute at the University of California in San Francisco before World War II permanently altered her desire for a career in Interior Design.

Her award winning design work was displayed at the San Francisco and the New York 1939 World Fairs.

Her life centered around her family, church and community.

For many years she was involved as Precinct Committee Woman for the Polk County Central Republicans. In addition she was a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church Altar Guild, as well as, one of the founding members establishing St. Thomas as a mission in Dallas during the late 1940s.

She took an active part in community affairs and helped organize the Dallas Public Library Gala Celebration, assisted at numerous Red Cross blood drives, was a Cub Scout Den Mother and participated in door to door campaigns for March of Dimes.

Her legacy was instilling strong moral values and the need for community service to her children.

She enjoyed tending her blueberry plants and loved to weave.

She was a lifetime member of the Polk County Museum and spent endless hours working on Sen. Mark Hatfield's campaigns along with her husband who served as his treasurer.

She loved dogs, especially dachshunds; enjoyed watching Oregon Ducks football and basketball games and listening to classical music.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Col. James Dempsey Allgood in 1982; brother, Dr. Thomas Beaver Starbuck; and a sister, Mary Starbuck Pemberton.

Survivors include her daughters, Alice Bertram Herring of Kancohe, Hawaii and Elizabeth "Libby" Ruth Allgood of Mercer Island, Wash.; and son, James Ector Starbuck Allgood of Dallas.

No services were held and a family service will be held in the summer.

Contributions may be made to Willamette Valley Hospice or a charity of your choice.

Neptune Cremation Service of Portland handled the arrangements.

Agnes Ann Wall

April 14, 1908 - Dec. 29, 2002

Agnes Ann Wall died on Dec. 29. She was 94.

She was born in Silver Lake, Mo. and moved to Santa Ana, Calif. when she was fourteen.

On July 10, 1928 she married Irvin Walter Wall.

In 1945 the family left Santa Ana and moved to Oregon buying a farm east of Scio.

Following retirement they moved to Dallas and for 10 years developed and worked a small nursery.

She loved her flowers and gardening but her family was her greatest love.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1980.

Survivors include her daughter, Helen Burton; sons, Wallace Wall, Robert Wall, Donald Wall, Gordon Wall and William Wall; 13 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

Contributions may be made to St. Philip Catholic Church in Dallas.

Bollman Funeral Home in Dallas handled the arrangements.

Lola Ethel Owen Thompson Kline

Dec. 6, 1903 - Dec. 31, 2002

Lola Ethel Owen Thompson Kline of Dallas died on Dec. 31, 2002 in Dallas. She was 99.

She was born to John and Ethel Lard Owen in Amon-Teton County, Idaho.

She married Zera Thompson and they had six children. She later married John Kline.

She lived each day thankful for her children which she loved very much and loved life.

Survivors include her daughter, Martha Credille of Salem, Margaret Tucker of McMinnville, Lola Rashka of Orvill, Calif., Mary Gremond of Oakland and Bessie Duncan of Anchorage, Alaska; son, William Zera Thompson of Anaheim, Calif.; 23 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren.

Services were Jan. 7 at Dallas Mortuary Chapel.

Anna J.N. Ediger

Sept. 28, 1909 - Jan. 2, 2003

Anna J.N. Ediger of Dallas died on Jan. 2 in Dallas. She was 93.

She was born in Dallas to John and Helena Rempel Neufeldt.

She married Solomon N. Ediger on Jan. 1, 1931 in Dallas.

She was introduced to Child Evangelism Fellowship in 1931 and soon became the Dallas CEF director for Polk County.

She taught many Good News Clubs, Five Day Clubs and Vacation Bible Schools. She spent much of her time in teacher training including teaching teens in Christian Youth in Action, CEF's youth branch.

She even admitted to being a woman preacher when on one occasion on an island in Alaska she brought the evening message when the pastor failed to appear.

She was an Itinerant Missionary for the West Coast which included Hawaii and Alaska. She also spent time in China as a missionary. She spent more than 49 years with Child Evangelism Fellowship. Her life was focused on ministering to children.

She was always interested in her children and supported them in sporting activities, educational endeavors and missionary work.

She has been a member of the Evangelical Bible Church since the age of 11, more than 82 years.

She enjoyed rose gardening, sewing, quilting and singing in the church choir. Her life was spent ministering to children.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Sol on Feb. 1, 1963.

Survivors include her daughter, Joyce Harms of Dallas; son, Ernie Ediger of Dallas; sister-in-laws, Mrs. Frank Ediger, Mrs. Henry Ediger and Mrs. Herman Ediger, all of Dallas and Mrs. Pete Ediger of Salem; five grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be Friday, Jan. 10 at 1 p.m. at Evangelical Bible Church in Dallas and private interment will be at Salt Creek Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to Child Evangelism Fellowship in care of Bollman Funeral Home in Dallas which handled the arrangements.

Marie W. Regehr

Aug. 4, 1906 - Jan. 1, 2003

Marie W. Regehr of Eugene died on Jan. 1 in Eugene. She was 96.

She was born in Oklahoma to Peter and Margaret Wiens.

When she was a baby the family moved to Henderson, Neb. where she grew up.

When she was in her early 20s she visited relatives in Dallas and during the visit she met Bill Regehr. They grew fond of one another but she had to return home, so they corresponded with one another. They eventually planned their wedding by mail and Bill drove to Nebraska and they were married Aug. 23, 1931. They immediately left for Oregon on a 2,000 mile wedding trip.

She joined her husband's church, Dallas Mennonite Brethren, and was baptized in the creek at Bridgeport. They became active members at the church, both of them singing in the choir. He served as the church treasurer for many years and she was very active in the women's missionary group. She crocheted many afghans for the group to send where they were needed.

She was a stay at home mom and when the children finished schooling she went to work for the State of Oregon in Salem for a time.

When her husband retired they moved to Fresno, Calif. where they managed several apartment complexes. After his death in 1984 she moved to Reedley, Calif. to be near her daughter.

When her daughter and family moved to Oregon she moved to Junction City and later to Eugene.

Survivors include her son, Richard Regehr of Eugene; daughter, Bonnie Boldt of Seal Rock; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Services will be Saturday, Jan. 18 at 2 p.m. at the Dallas Mennonite Brethren Church. Private burial will be held in Reedley.

Donations may be made to Northwest Medical Teams, PO Box 10, Portland, OR 97207 or Union Gospel Mission, PO Box 461, Salem, OR 97308.

Daisy Salis-Garcia

Dec. 30, 2002 - Dec. 30, 2002

Daisy Salis-Garcia of Independence was born and died on Dec. 30, 2002 in Silverton.

Funeral mass was Jan. 2 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Independence and burial was at Fir Crest Cemetery in Monmouth.

Farnstrom Mortuary in Independence handled the arrangements.

Esther M. Neufeld

March 10, 1927 - Jan. 5, 2003

Esther Margaret Neufeld of Dallas died on Jan. 5 in Dallas. She was 75.

She was born to Isaac and Justina Gossen Janzen in Henderson, Neb.

She moved to Oregon in 1936 at the age of nine. She graduated from Dallas High School in 1945.

She married Menno Neufeld on Jan. 30, 1948 in the Grace Mennonite Church in Dallas.

She worked in the canneries and at the Dallas Co-op.

She had always wanted to go to college and attended Chemeketa Community College from 1976 to 1977 and maintained a 4.0 gpa.

She loved music and loved to play with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren often instigating water fights.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, Al and Clarence Janzen.

Survivors include her husband, Menno Neufeld of Dallas; sons, Ken Neufeld and Mel Neufeld, both of Lebanon; daughters, Carolyn Parks of Dallas and Arlene Rhoads of Canby; brother, Jake Janzen of Orange, Calif.; sisters, Edna Linscheid and Gladys Wiens, both of Dallas; 13 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Services will be Wednesday, Jan. 8 at 1 p.m. at Grace Community Church in Dallas.

Contributions may be made to the church mission in care of Dallas Mortuary Chapel which handled the arrangements.

Elva Lois Stohr

Sept. 19, 1916 - Jan. 3, 2003

Elva Lois Stohr died on Jan. 3 in Dallas. She was 86.

She was born in Portland and moved to Newberg at an early age.

She grew up in Newberg and graduated from Newberg High School.

The family moved to Eugene where she met Theodore Stohr and they married in 1966.

They lived in Rickreall for several years before moving to Salem.

She worked for U.S. National Bank in Eugene and Salem, retiring after 26 years of service.

She was preceded in death by her husband in May 2000.

At her request no services will be held.

Bollman Funeral Home in Dallas handled the arrangements.

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