12/13 Obituaries

Amy Lee Ruman Jackson

July 28, 1978 - Dec. 3, 2006

Amy Lee Ruman Jackson, 28, of Tualatin, formerly of Dallas, died Dec. 3 in Portland.

She was born to David and Laura in Tyndall, S.D.

As a young child, Amy survived a courageous battle with cancer that left her with many health-related challenges. She moved from South Dakota to Dallas in January 1990.

She honed her social skills as a member of the Dallas High School Class of 1996 and was active in band and cheerleading. She attended Oregon State University and Glendale Community College.

Amy was baptized in The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints and was attending Brigham Young University when she fell ill in 2004. She returned to Oregon as her health declined.

Amy married Aaron Douglas Jackson Aug. 26, 2006, in the Portland Temple.

She most enjoyed being a wife, playing the piano, knitting and animals. Her positive attitude and sunny outlook touched all she knew.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Robert "Chick" and Jane C. Sales.

Survivors include her husband, Aaron of Tualatin; parents, Laura and Steve Sales of Dallas; father, Dave Ruman of Tyndall; brother, Ryan (Vicky) Ruman of Port Orchard, Wash.; sisters, Jennifer Ruman of Tabor, S.D. and Katie Ruman of Dallas; niece and best buddy, Rachael Ruman of Port Orchard; grandparents, John and Joan Lee, Lumir and Marcy Ruman, all of Tyndall; and great-grandmother, Ella Cahoy of Tyndall.

Celebration of Amy's life was Dec. 7 at The Church of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints in Dallas and interment was at Restlawn Memory Gardens.

Contributions may be made to help defray funeral expenses and should be sent in Amy's name to the Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center which handled arrangements. To send an on-line condolence: www.dallastribute.com.

Edward James Fleener

Feb. 13, 1957 - Dec. 4, 2006

Edward James Fleener, 49, of Salem died Dec. 4.

He was born in Newberg and attended school in Sheridan.

He graduated from high school in Mt. Angel and then attended two years of seminary at Mt. Angel Abbey. He later took classes at Chemeketa Community College in computer programming.

He went to work in Arizona but returned to the Salem area and married Jennifer Barnett Sept. 23, 1995.

He loved to bowl and to go fishing and boating. He served in the Coast Guard Auxiliary as a Boat Safety Inspector monitoring lake safety.

Survivors include his wife, Jennifer of Salem; son, Frank of Salem; mother and stepfather, Wanna and John Grealish of Silverton; and brother, Ron (Janice) Fleener of Mt. Angel.

Graveside service was Dec. 9 at Calvary Cemetery, Mt. Angel.

"Hank" Lawrence Henry Molitor Jr.

Jan. 5, 1934 - Dec. 5, 2006

"Hank" Lawrence Henry Molitor Jr., 72, of Dallas died Dec. 5.

He was born in Chetopa, Kan., to Lawrence Henry, Sr., and Nellie Juanita Caldwell Molitor.

He was raised in Kansas and moved to the farming country of Idaho for his teenage years.

He married Irene Humphreys Oct. 13, 1951 in Idaho. They celebrated 50 years together before Irene died in 2003.

Hank moved the family to Oakridge where he worked in a plywood mill. They later moved to La Grande where Hank worked for the Eddie Bread Company before retiring in 1989.

Hank and Irene enjoyed being snowbirds for six months of the year in the Yuma, Ariz., area. Hank moved to Dallas four years ago.

He enjoyed riding the "Trackers" in the desert and was a yodeler, karaoke singer and lover of country music.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Shirley Brackett.

Survivors include his daughters, Vicki (Bruce) Kibbey of Dallas, Cheryl (Scott) Hansell of Albany, Mary (Gary) Allen of Kennewick, Wash.; son, Larry (Nancy) Molitor of Tigard; sisters, Juanita Wilson and Verla Weber, both of La Grande; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Memorial service was Dec. 9 in Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center.

Contributions may be made to the Salvation Army in care of Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center. To send an on-line condolence: www.dallastribute.com.

Shirley Louise Austin

Jan. 6, 1937 - Dec. 4, 2006

Shirley Louise Austin, 69, of Monmouth died Dec. 4.

She was born in Fouke, Ark., to T. Terrell and Myrtle Cutshall Hines.

Shirley grew up in Texarkana, Ark., and graduated from high school in 1955.

She married her high school sweetheart, Billy Austin, March 19, 1955 and after graduation joined him in El Paso, Texas where he was stationed with the army.

The army sent them to Massachusetts. Following his discharge they moved to Texarkana and then on to Concord, Calif. After Bill's retirement from the Dupont Company in 1995, they moved to Monmouth.

Shirley was a homemaker in the truest sense of the word and provided day care while raising their four children. She was a mother figure for numerous children over the years .

She was active in the church social committee and in TOPS. Shirley loved cooking, canning, gardening, and living in the country with a view of the valley and mountains.

Survivors include her husband, Bill; children, Nanci (Gordon) Huyser of Kilgore, Texas, Brenda Wenrich (Chris) of Salem, Teresa (Todd) Tolzmann of Monmouth, and Larry Austin of Woodside, Calif.; sister, Lois Barlow of Carthage, Texas; and six grandchildren.

Graveside service was Dec. 8 at Fir Crest Cemetery, Monmouth. Memorial service was Dec. 9 at Independence First Baptist Church.

Contributions may be made to the Union Gospel Mission or to Hope House Children's Home in care of Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center, which handled arrangements.

Raymond E. Miles

Dec. 2, 1924 - Dec. 7, 2006

Raymond E. Miles, 82, of Dallas died Dec. 7 in Dallas.

He was born in Estacada to Watson B. and Mamie Miles.

Ray moved with his family to a ranch along the Powder River near Baker in 1928. He attended Lockhart Elementary School in rural Baker County through the eighth grade and graduated from Baker High School in 1942.

After working in the shipyards at Vancouver, Wash., building "Liberty Ships," Ray went to work for the Weather Bureau in Baker as a meteorologist.

He had various assignments that took him to Tatoosh Island the in Puget Sound, the mountains of Eastern Oregon, the desert of Nevada, aboard a Coast Guard Cutter in the North Pacific Ocean, Louisiana, and finally Texas. He retired in 1981 after 36« years with the Bureau.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Kenneth W. Miles, and sisters, Frances Miles and Mildred Miles Jenkins.

Survivors include his brothers, Samuel W. Miles of Dallas, Willis B. Miles of North Powder, and Norman Miles of Klamath Falls.

Private family graveside service will be held at City View Cemetery, Salem.

Josephine A. Brown

March 4, 1915 - Dec. 6, 2006

Josephine A. Brown, 91, of Dallas died Dec. 6.

She was born in Cloverdale to Frank and Josephine Hurliman Von Euw.

She married Arthur Brown Oct. 20, 1935 in Tillamook.

Jo worked as a meat cutter for many years and at the Tillamook Cheese Factory as a wrapper for years after that. She moved to Dallas in 1979.

Jo was a member of the Tillamook Pioneer Association, Tillamook Elks, and St. Philip Catholic Church in Dallas.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur in 1990, son, Richard in 1989, her twin sister, Marie Mayer and her brother, Clem.

Survivors include her sisters, Agnes VanLoo of Beaverton, Frances Dibble of Coos Bay, and Agatha "Shorty" Duncan of Keizer; grandchildren, Vicki Brown, Michael Brown and Dana Brown; four great grandsons; and one great-great-granddaughter.

At her request no service will be held and interment will be at Dallas Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to charity of choice.

Bollman Funeral Home, Dallas handled arrangements. To send an online condolence: www.bollmanfuneralhome.com.

Eleanor Lynn Kimsey

Nov. 6, 1936 - Dec. 8, 2006

Eleanor Lynn Kimsey, 70, of Grand Ronde died Dec. 8 in Grand Ronde.

She was born in St. Helens to Clifton Delo and Helen Ursula Woolstenhulme Reynolds.

She grew up in St. Helens and Sheridan and attended high school in Sheridan.

Eleanor married Marvin Loren Kimsey Sr., Nov. 25, 1954.

She lived in Grand Ronde for more than 50 years and worked as a waitress, in a lumber mill, and for the Willamina Police Department. Eleanor and Marvin owned and operated a filling station, and she managed an office for Thousand Trails campgrounds.

She enjoyed crocheting, painting and swimming. She was active in PTA and was a room mother while her children were in school.

She was preceded in death by a grandson, Levi Brendon Baker.

Survivors include her daughters, Karen Marie Lord of Grand Ronde, Virginia Anne Roof of Otis, Christie Diane Loomis of La Pine, and Colleen Lee Branson of Willamina; son, Duke Kimsey of Grand Ronde; parents, Clifton and Helen Reynolds of McMinnville; sister, Shirley Ann Holstad of Tillamook; brothers, Daniel Ray Reynolds of Ferndale, Wash., and Timothy Kirk Reynolds of Utah; 14 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Service is 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13 in the Grand Ronde Nazarene Church, and vault interment follows in the Grand Ronde Tribal Cemetery.

Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center handled arrangements. To send an online condolence: www.dallastribute.com.

Pavel Andreyevich Grigoryev

April 12, 1933 - Dec. 10, 2006

Pavel A. Grigoryev, 73, of Keizer died Dec. 10.

Service is 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 15 at the First Slavic

Baptist Church in Salem and interment follows at Hilltop Cemetery, Independence.

Farnstrom Mortuary, Independence handled arrangements. To send an online condolence: www.farnstroms.com.

Kent Brocaw


Aug. 11, 1922 - Dec. 4, 2006

Kent Brocaw Bauersfeld, 84, of Monmouth died Dec. 4.

He was born in Portland to Karl and Pearl Bauersfeld.

Kent grew up in West Linn and graduated from West Linn High School where he excelled as an athlete in basketball and golf.

He met his wife, Shirley Kullander at an ice cream parlor in Oregon City and they wed July 24, 1944, in Oregon City. He served in Europe during World War II as an army staff sergeant.

When Kent returned from the war he used the GI Bill to study for a career as a jeweler and watch repairman. He took an internship in a jewelry store working for his wife's uncle, Shorty Kullander, in Vernonia in 1946. In 1952 he moved his family to Independence where he and Shirley opened Kent's Jewelers. He retired in 1984.

Kent served from 1964 to 1972 on the State of Oregon Watchmakers Board.

Kent was active in the community by serving on various boards and organizations. He was a 50-year member of American Legion Post 33, a member of the Monmouth-Independence Chamber of Commerce, a trustee of Monmouth Christ Church, a charter and life member of the Independence Elks Lodge, a school board director for Central School District, an Independence Planning Commission member, and a director for the Independence Downtown Association.

In 1966 he was named First Citizen of Independence.

Kent was an avid golfer and member of Oak Knoll Mens Club. In 1979 he helped co-found the Independence Merchants Golf Tournament for charity. He also loved to fish and enjoyed family and friends.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Shirley Bauersfeld of Monmouth; sons, Kevin (Marcy) Bauersfeld of Lacey, Wash., and Richard (Jennifer) Bauersfeld of McLean, Ill.; daughters, Karen Hoffman and Ann (Steve) McElravy, all of Monmouth; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Memorial service was Dec. 7 at Christ's Church in Monmouth and entombment was at Restlawn Memory Gardens, Salem.

Contributions may be made to the Ella Curran Food Bank in Independence or Christ's Church, Monmouth.

Farnstrom Mortuary, Independence handled arrangements.

Maria Hamilton

Oct. 8, 1947 - Dec. 7, 2006

Maria Hamilton, 59, of Dallas died Dec. 7 in Dallas.

She was born in San Francisco to Bernice Busher van Ammelrooy and Curt van Ammelrooy.

She graduated from Lone Pine High School in Lone Pine, Calif., in 1965.

She married Thomas S. Hamilton May 19, 1979 in Santa Paula, Calif. They lived in Santa Paula until moving to Dallas in 1990.

In Dallas she belonged to the Saddlites Saddle Club and the Oregon Equestrian Trails Club. For several years she worked for the Forest River Recreational Vehicle company in Dallas. She is a past member of the Polk County Sheriff's Mounted Posse and in 1996 was the first woman elected as Posseman of the Year.

Maria raised Jack Russell Terriers and owned horses most of her life. She was an avid horsewoman who loved horse camping and all of her animals. She also loved 60's Rock & Roll.

Survivors include her husband, Tom of Dallas; son, Steven Van Noy of Citrus Heights, Calif.; mother, Bernice van Ammelrooy of Redmond; sisters, Sara van Ammelrooy of San Diego and Nita van Ammelrooy of Salem; and three grandchildren.

Service was Dec. 11 at Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center and interment was in Dallas Cemetery.

A memorial project in Maria's name is to be constructed at the Quinn Meadows Horse Camp in Central Oregon by the West Valley O.E.T. and contributions can be made to West Valley O.E.T. in care of the Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center.

To send an online condolence: www.dallastribute.com.

Carol "Jean" Johnson

Dec. 11, 1939 - Dec. 10, 2006

Carol "Jean" Johnson, 66, of Dallas died Dec. 10 in Salem.

She was born in Prineville to Wayne and Florence Rickman Berry.

Jean attended Parkrose Elementary School in Portland and later graduated from Crook County High School in Prineville in 1957. She graduated from Oregon State University, earning bachelors degrees in education and home economics.

Jean came to Dallas in 1967.

She later attended Oregon College of Education and earned a master's degree in counseling from the school after it became Western Oregon State College.

Jean married Kenneth Johnson June 29, 1974 in Dallas.

Jean was a counselor at Dallas High School for 18 years until her retirement in 1987.

She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma and Beta Sigma Phi. She was a member of The Quaint Quilter's. Jean loved quilting and received many blue ribbons from the Polk County Fair and State Fair. She was also a member of Lady's Charming and loved attending and hosting formal tea parties.

She was preceded in death by her father, Wayne Berry and brother, Frances Wayne "Buzz" Berry.

Survivors include her husband, Ken of Dallas; daughter, Jeri (Ken) Houle of Hillsboro; son, Greg (Christina) Miller of Seattle; stepsons, Kyle Johnson of Kalama, Wash., and Kent Johnson of Reno, Nev.; mother, Florence Berry of Kingman, Ariz.; and four grandchildren.

Service is 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 16 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Dallas. Private interment will be in Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.

Contributions may be made to Salem Hospital Cancer Fund in care of Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center which handled arrangements. To send an online condolence: www.dallastribute.com.

Vernon Dale Huff

Nov. 2, 1930 - Dec. 9, 2006

Vernon Dale Huff, 76, of Dallas died Dec. 9 in Dallas.

He was born in Monmouth to Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Huff.

When Vernon was a young boy he and his grandpa Willett planted the trees in the Monmouth City Park. They are still there today.

Vernon graduated from Taft High School. He went to Sitka, Alaska, in 1953 and returned to Dallas in 1973. While in Sitka he owned The Golden Nugget Saloon. He also operated a transport boat there and was operating it when the big Anchorage earthquake hit.

Vernon had a charter boat and loved to fish. He was a true outdoorsman and liked to hunt deer and elk. He officiated the Annual Salmon Derby in Sitka for many years.

Vernon married Charlotte George on June 5, 1988 in Dallas.

He was a bartender at the Blue Garden in Dallas and then worked in the woods for many years before retiring in 1997.

Vernon was active for many years with fundraisers and auctions for Dallas Christmas Cheer, which provides food baskets for families at Christmas.

He enjoyed working with wood and made many special items for family and friends. He also enjoyed singing and could play piano, clarinet, saxophone, and guitar.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Donnie.

Survivors include his wife, Charlotte of Dallas; sons, Joseph Wade Huff of Waldport, Thomas of Charleston, Ronald of Coos Bay; daughters, Shirley Huff of Seal Rock, Chris Reafleng of Springfield, Donna Garza of Burley Calif.; mother, Christa Dennison of Dallas; stepsons, Bob George of Dallas, David George of Tigard, and Brian George of Newport; stepdaughter, Linda Hall of Portland; brothers, Timothy, Kenny, Paul and David Huff; 19 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Celebration of life will be Dec. 12 at Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center.

Contributions may be made to Dallas Christmas Cheer in care of Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center.

To leave an online condolence: www.dallastribute.com.

Sue Ann Amend

Aug. 16, 1950 - Dec. 4, 2006

Sue Ann Amend, 56, of Ridgeland, Miss., formerly of Dallas, died Dec. 4 in Ridgeland.

She was born in Butte, Mont., to Thomas W. and Helen M. Mulholland.

She was a loving mother, grandmother and wife who was happiest when she was taking care of others.

Survivors include her husband, Scott; three children, Scott, Ronny and Nykki Hardin; and granddaughter, Kahli Hardin.

Service in her honor is 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16 at Peace Lutheran Church, 1525 Glen Creek Rd., West Salem.


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