OBITUARIES 6.2.04

Obituary notices



Kenneth R. Kliever

June 21, 1921 - May 23, 2004

Kenneth Richard Kliever of Dallas died on May 23 in Dallas. He was 82.

He was delivered by Dr. L.A. Bollman in Dallas to George and Elizabeth Lehrman Kliever.

He served in the Army during World War II.

He married Alta Lightfoot on Oct. 3, 1946 at the First Christian Church in Dallas.

They first lived in Dallas where he worked for Willamette Industries. They moved to Sweet Home in 1965 where he was the Plant Supervisor for Willamette Industries in Foster. He retired from Willamette Industries after 36 years and they returned to Dallas in 1990.

He had a very strong work ethic and enjoyed going to work every day. He enjoyed gardening, yard work, golfing, fishing and oil painting. He loved his children and grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with them.

He was a life member of Elks No. 1950 and was a past member of the Dallas Volunteer Fire Department and VFW.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Judy Kay Ritchey Damewood on May 16, 2004.

Survivors include his wife, Alta Kliever of Dallas; sons, Kerry Kliever of Albany and Larry Ritchey of Salem; daughter, Mikie Ong of Keizer; 10 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

Services were June 1 at Dallas Mortuary Chapel and interment was at Dallas Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to the Dallas Fire Department, Doernbecher Children's Hospital or to Willamette Valley Hospice in care of the Dallas Mortuary Chapel which handled the arrangements.

Mary Agnes De Forest

April 2, 1911 - May 24, 2004

Mary Agnes De Forest of Independence died on May 24. She was 93.

She was born to George and Florence Eleanor Swarbrick Smith in Deer Lodge, Mont.

She was a member of the Independence Women's Club, Delphian Book Club and the Heritage Museum in Independence.

She enjoyed reading, traveling and loved Ireland.

Survivors include her daughters, Mary E. Eaton of Paradise, Calif., Orla J. Schroeder of Independence, and Virginia L. Park of Anaheim, Calif.; son, James G. De Forest of Independence; 12 grandchildren; one step-grandchild; 21 great-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren.

Services were May 28 at Farnstrom Mortuary in Independence. Vault interment was at Fir Crest Cemetery in Monmouth.

Thomas C. Torrence

Feb. 19, 1930 - May 20, 2004

Thomas C. Torrence of McMinnville died on May 20. He was 74.

He was born in Morristown, N.J., and joined the Coast Guard in 1947, serving for seven years.

While in the service he met Virginia Clark and they were married Dec. 14, 1952.

His travels took him to Tarpin Springs, Fla., and then to Utah where he attended Utah State. He graduated with a degree in engineering.

He went to work for Boeing in Washington and moved to Oregon and worked in Salem for the State of Oregon.

The family settled in McMinnville in 1969 where he worked for Linfield College and later became an entrepreneur in real estate.

He was an honorary member of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde.

He interests were in politics, sharing his ideas on life and enjoying nature and his family.

Survivors include his sons, Thomas R. Torrence of Sheridan, Keith C. Torrence and Thor "Eric" Torrence, both of McMinnville; daughter, Brenda R. Gore of Lacey, Wash.; and nine grandchildren.

There will be a celebration of life service held at a later date.

Contributions may be made to an account set up at Washington Mutual to assist the family with funeral expenses.

Farnstrom Mortuary in Independence handled the arrangements.

Adela Cedillo Hernandez

Jan. 13, 1925 - May 30, 2004

Adela Cedillo Hernandez of Independence died on May 30 in Independence. She was 79.

She was born to Andres and Maria Trevino Alvarez.

Survivors include her sons, Rojelio Cedillo of El Mirage, Ariz., Antonio Cedillo, Rudy Cedillo, Rene Cedillo and Ricky Cedillo, all Independence and Ruben Cedillo and Robert Cedillo, both of Salem; daughters, Adela Amaya of Glendale, Ariz., Glafira Angulo of Dallas, Yolanda Narvaez, Janie Gonzalez and Eloina Morales, all of Independence; 40 grandchildren; 64 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral mass will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 2 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Independence and interment will be at Hilltop Cemetery in Independence.

Farnstrom Mortuary in Independence handled the arrangements.



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