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Lillian Grace Elkins McGonegal

Aug. 8, 1909 - Feb. 5, 2007

Lillian Grace McGonegal, 97, of Salem, formerly of Monmouth, died Feb. 5.

Lillian was born in Webster City, Iowa to Arthur and Christina Nelson Elkins.

In 1928 she moved from Minnesota to Woodburn.

She married Zora "Mac" McGonegal on April 16, 1931. In 1948 they moved from Woodburn to Monmouth. He died on July 3, 1990.

Lillian was a member of the Monmouth Christ's Church, Monmouth Delphian Book Club, Monmouth Hobby Club, Rebekah Lodge, Monmouth Senior Center and was co-founder in 1964 of the Monmouth Garden Club.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, William, Harold and Melvin; a sister, Ella; and a grandchild, Lorri Zastoupil.

Survivors include her son, John (Kristine) McGonegal of Salem; daughter, Margaret (Sam) Anderson of Salem; five grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Memorial service was Feb. 9 at Monmouth Christ's Church Methodist & Presbyterian United.

Contributions may be made to Christ's Church Methodist & Presbyterian United, 412 W. Clay St. Monmouth, OR 97361.

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

Sharen Bell

Dec. 31, 1947 - Jan. 28, 2007

Sharen Bell, 59, of Monmouth died Jan. 28.

Sharen was born in Lebanon.

Survivors include her mother, Alda Magie of Eugene; sisters, Karen Croston and Lorie Bradley; and brothers, Lary Bergstrom, Gary Bergstrom and Dusty Bergstrom.

Memorial service was Feb. 6 at St. Hilda's Episcopal Church in Monmouth.

Farnstrom Mortuary, Independence handled arrangements.

Anna A. Mauldin

Nov. 14, 1916 - Feb. 5, 2007

Anna A. Mauldin, 90, of Monmouth died Feb. 5.

Anna was born in Platteville, Wis., and spent most of her adult life in Oregon and Washington. In the last six years of her life she lived in Monmouth.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arvel A. Mauldin, on Sept. 17, 1965; daughter, Ruth; grandsons, Faron and Johnathan Lace; brothers, George, Tony, Kiki; and three sisters, Ruth and a set of twin girls.

Survivors include her son, Jeffrey Mauldin of Seattle; daughter, Jenny Lacey Rettke of Monmouth; brothers, Clyde Moller of Taylors, S.C., and Donald Moller of Lynnwood, Wash.; sisters, Camilla Horton of Mason, Mich., Rosemary Lettman of Beaver Dan, Wis., and Velma Hamilton of Wenatchee, Wash.; two grandsons; and five great-grandchildren.

A "Reception Memorial Gathering" was held Feb. 7 at historic Gentle House in Monmouth was hosted by Western Oregon University Foundation employees and friends.

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

Katherine "Kay" Clara Slater

Sept. 9, 1914 - Jan. 23, 2007

Katherine "Kay" Clara Slater, 92, of Dallas died Jan. 23 in Dallas.

She was born as Katherine Clara Heinemeier in Seguine, Texas.

She married Chester Slater Jan. 24, 1943 in San Antonio, Texas. They were married nearly 60 years and resided in several towns in Oregon including Philomath, Suver, and most recently Falls City.

Her favorite hobbies were cooking for family, friends, church potlucks, and civic activities, as well as growing a large vegetable and lavish flower garden.

She was a member of the Falls City Christian Church and Eastern Star.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester Slater; brothers, Marvin Heinemeier and "Happy" Heinemeier; sister, Frieda Heinemeier; and grandson, Scot Slater.

Survivors include her sons; Vern Slater of Coeur D'Alene, Idaho, and Keith Slater of Philomath; sister, Sylvia Moran of San Antonio; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Memorial service is 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17 at Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center.

In lieu of flowers and plants contributions may be made to the Dallas Retirement Village in Kay's name.

To send an online condolence:

Rosie Marie Hansel

Nov. 9, 1926 - Feb. 6, 2007

Rosie Marie Hansel, 80, of Dallas, formerly of Ventura, Calif., died Feb. 6 in Salem.

She was born in Bitely, Mich., to Carl and Anna Sokoloski Salacina.

Rosie married Don Hansel Sept. 6, 1947 in Saginaw, Mich., and they had been married for more than 59 years.

Don and Rosie later moved to Ventura where they lived for many years until relocating to Dallas three years ago to be closer to their daughter.

She enjoyed cooking and reading. Rosie also enjoyed traveling, mostly on cruise ships. She and Don had traveled throughout the United States, Europe and the Caribbean Islands.

Survivors include her husband, Don; daughter, Brenda (Dennis) Clark of Dallas; son, Gary Hansel of Woodland Hills, Calif.; brothers, Henry Salacina of Saginaw, Carl and Lloyd Salacina, both of Newago, Mich.; sisters, Ruby Kuhn and Betty Neiberger, both of Newago and Joy Barton of Grant, Mich.; and two grandchildren.

Family services were in Dallas under the direction of Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center.

To leave an online condolence:

Fern Aliene Luker

Oct. 16, 1919 - Feb. 10, 2007

Aliene Luker, 87, of Dallas died Feb. 10.

Aliene was born in Pineville, Mo.

She moved to California in the early 1940s with her husband and children. She worked for Sunkist. After the war the family moved to Oregon.

In the early 1950s her family moved to Springdale, Ark., where her husband managed a lumber yard and Aliene and her two oldest children operated a drive-in restaurant. She returned to Oregon in 1958, residing in Lebanon until 1965.

She and her husband purchased the Ice Queen on the corner of Main and Washington Streets in Dallas and operated it until 1969.

In 1969 they built the Dairy L in Monmouth, and in 1970 built the Tastee Burger in Independence.

She retired in 1975, eventually settling in Lebanon until her husband Herman died in 1996. Aliene then returned to Dallas to be close to her family.

She enjoyed sewing and knitting.

Survivors include her sons, Darrel and Joe, both of Dallas; daughter, Janice Dunkley of Eugene; seven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Service is 2 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 15 at Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center. Private interment will be at the Oddfellows Cemetery in Lebanon.

Katherine McArdle

April 22, 1923 - Feb. 6, 2007

Katherine McArdle, 83, of Salem died Feb. 6.

She was born in Saskatchewan, Canada, the oldest of six children living on a farm amidst the wheat fields of the prairie.

Attending high school as a boarder, Katherine went on to Normal school, eventually working for the Hudson's Bay Company.

As a young adult she met her husband Frank and they married in 1948. Katherine and Frank traveled often during his 24 year military career. During assignment in Germany they adopted their two children from a German orphanage in 1957. Returning from Germany the family made their home in Salem.

Katherine loved her animals, yard work, community service and traveling with Frank. Over the years she had volunteered at Salem Hospital and the Humane Society. She enjoyed her time with the Governor's Ombudsman's Office where she served as a citizen's representative. Katherine received an award from the Governor for her outstanding volunteerism in the 1980s.

Survivors include her daughter, Frances (Jim) Buckovic of Monmouth; son, John McArdle (Patty Nevue) of Independence; brother, Gordon Odowichuk of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; and grandsons, Chance Dornhecker of Monmouth and Marcus McArdle of Independence.

Graveside service was Feb. 13 at Belcrest Memorial Park in Salem.

Contributions may be made to Salem Humane Society, Willamette Valley Hospice or any educational institution.

Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service, Salem handled arrangements.

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