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Obituaries

July 16 to July 23

David L. Martinson

Feb. 13, 1967 - July 7, 2003

David L. Martinson of Rickreall died on July 7 in Salem. He was 36.

He was born to Ladd and Eileen Cadle Martinson in Springfield.

He grew up in Springfield and graduated from Oakridge High School. He excelled in sports and played football and other sports.

He attended Oregon State University and Western Oregon State College, studying forestry and agriculture.

He had worked for the Oregon Department of Forestry and had been a forest firefighter. He had also worked with Boise in their reforestation programs.

After the death of his grandfather, William B. Cadle, he decided to move to Rickreall in 1992 to run the family farm which dates back to 1907.

He married Tracy Hofer on Nov. 12, 1994 in Junction City.

They moved to Dallas and had just recently moved to Rickreall.

He raised grass seed and for the last three years his seed was purchased for use at the Masters Golf Tournament and some of the largest golf courses in Arizona.

He loved farming, the outdoors, hunting, fishing and folk music.

He was a family man. His wife and children came above himself and he loved spending time with them.

He attended Grace Community Church in Dallas.

Survivors include his wife, Tracy; children, Danielle, Nicholas and William, all of Rickreall; parents, Ladd and Eileen Martinson of Rickreall; brothers, William of Norfolk, Va., and Stephen of Beaverton; and 12 nieces and nephews.

Services were July 12 at Grace Community Church and interment was at Dallas Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to the Martinson Children Education Fund in care of Dallas Mortuary Chapel which handled the arrangements. Contributions may also be made to the Martinson Mortgage Fund at West Coast Bank in Dallas.

Anthony Lee Nelson

Aug. 1, 1970 - July 12, 2003

Anthony Lee Nelson of Dallas died on July 12 in Dallas. He was 32.

He was born to Jack and Eloise Watson Nelson in Bad Kreuznach, Germany.

He moved to the United States in 1973 and to Dallas in 1979, when he was in the third grade.

He graduated from Dallas High School in 1990.

He was involved with the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts.

He enjoyed dirt bikes, camping with his cousins and riding his mountain bike.

He attended the First Christian Church in Falls City with his grandparents.

Survivors include his father, Jack Nelson of Dallas; mother, Eloise Nelson of Dallas; grandmother, Leta Watson of Dallas; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 17 at Dallas Mortuary Chapel, 287 SW Washington St. Visitation will be 1 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 16 at Dallas Mortuary Chapel.

Contributions may be made to the Humane Society of the Willamette Valley in care of Dallas Mortuary Chapel which handled the arrangements.

Mary Ann M. Foster

Sept. 6, 1938 - July 10, 2003

Mary Ann M. Foster of Dallas died on July 10. She was 64.

She was born in Milwaukee, Wis.

She married Edwin J. Foster Jr. on March 7, 1959. He died in 1984.

She loved her work as a teacher, kindergarten skills coordinator and craft director. She volunteered at the church school and Girl Scouts. She had been active in Girl Scouts for more than 50 years.

Survivors include her daughter, Karen Hill of Dallas; son, Brian Foster of Chesterland, Ohio; brother, N. Kirk Schield of Milwaukee; and three grandchildren.

Services will be held at a later date.

Lila M. Stump

Aug. 19, 1936 - July 10, 2003

Lila M. Stump of Monmouth died on July 10 in Monmouth. She was 66.

She was born to Evertt and Margaret Nelson in Salem.

She attended school in Pedee and later in Monmouth. She graduated from Central High School in 1954.

She met Clifford Stump in 1954 while working at the college soda fountain. They were married on Oct. 29, 1955.

She went to work for U.S. National Bank in 1955 and retired in 1992 as branch manager. She also worked with Clifford on the family farm.

She had been very active in the community for many years.

She loved spending time in Kona, Hawaii.

Survivors include her daughter, Tammee Stump of Monmouth; sister, Ardeth of Turner; and many nieces and nephews.

Services were July 15 at Fir Crest Cemetery in Monmouth.

Contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.

Farnstrom Mortuary in Independence handled the arrangements.

Gail Lee Sutton

July 21, 1945 - July 1, 2003

Gail Lee Sutton of Dallas died on July 1. She was 57.

She was born to Dudley and Martha Grimes Lindberg in Lebanon.

She moved to the Independence and Dallas area five years ago from Sweet Home.

Survivors include her son, Ray Sutton of Waterloo; daughters, Sharla Wells of Cascadia, Rebecca Morse of Dallas, Lisa Morse of Sweet Home and Jennifer Sutton-Keeton of Paris, Ky.; brothers, Steve Lindberg of Lebanon and Richard Lindberg of Sweet Home; sister, Linda Hesselgrave of Dallas; 14 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Private family services were held under the direction of Dallas Mortuary Chapel.

Rev. Clarence P. Loewen

Dec. 26, 1914 - June 23, 2003

Rev. Clarence P. Loewen of Vancouver, Wash. died June 23 in Vancouver. He was 88.

He was born near Munich, N.D., one of 15 children.

He spent his adult years in the Dallas and Salem area where he married Bessie.

He received his degree from Multnomah School of the Bible in Portland in 1945.

He pastored for 45 years in Washington and Montana.

He was preceded in death by a son, Charles and 10 of his sisters and brothers.

Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Bessie of Vancouver; son, Bruce Loewen of Vancouver; daughter, Barbara Nordtome of Kalispell, Mont.; three sisters, Martha Guenther of Dallas, Irene Guenther of Salem and Esther Tuttle of Boise, Idaho; brother, Dave Loewen of Salem; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Services have been held.

Harrison Lincoln Lockling

Feb. 12, 1916 - July 14, 2003

Harrison Lincoln Lockling of Independence died July 14 in Independence. He was 87.

He was born to Roy and Caroline Lockling at Spirit Lake, Idaho.

He graduated from Dallas High School in 1934 at the top of his class. He was awarded an apprenticeship from Gerlinger Machine and Locomotive Works.

He married Reva Rachel Brown on June 26, 1939 in Vancouver, Wash.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II at Ft. Benning, Ga., as a machine gun instructor.

After the service he moved his family to Keizer where he worked for Salem Iron Works. In October 1971 he opened McNary Machine with his son. They sold the business in 1992 and he returned to part-time work at Salem Iron Works until his retirement in 2001.

He was considered a "stand-up comic" who loved to make people laugh. He also enjoyed woodworking, traveling and yard work.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Reva in 1999, sister, Harriet Gaylord and great-great-granddaughter, Victoria Venagas.

Survivors include his son, Darrel Lockling; daughters, Patricia Bender and Judy Stanley, all of Salem; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, July 19 at Bollman Funeral Home in Dallas and interment will follow at Brown Cemetery in Dallas. Visitation will be 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, July 19 at Bollman Funeral Home.

Contributions may be made to the Salvation Army in care of Bollman Funeral Home in Dallas which handled the arrangements.

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