5/2 Obituaries

Frank Harold Hostler

Aug. 31, 1938 - April 23, 2007

Frank Harold Hostler, Sr., 68, of Grand Ronde died April 23.

He was born in Crescent City, Calif., to Fred and Laura Scott Hostler.

He was raised in the Smith River, Calif., area and worked as a logger, faller, hook tender and many other duties in the woods. He attended barber college in Oakland, Calif., and barbered for many years.

Frank served in the Navy from 1955 to 1959 and then served in the Navy Reserves and the Oregon National Guard from 1977 to 1980.

He came from the village of How-en-quet, served on the tribal council and was a member of the Shaker Church.

He enjoyed traveling the Powwow circuit, making drums and teaching others to make them and how to construct a sweat lodge.

Frank was an avid NASCAR fan and enjoyed attending local races in Lebanon and Woodburn.

He was preceded in death by brothers, Thomas, Freddie and Joe; and sister, Darlene.

Survivors include his sons, Frank Hostler II of Salem and Joseph Hostler of Smith River; daughters, Shawn Jones and Lydia Lodgan, both of Grand Ronde; brother, Elmer of Nillie-chun-dun, Calif.; sisters, Betty of Crescent City, Calif., and Viola of Smith River; and eight grandchildren.

Memorial service was April 28 in the Shaker Church of Smith River and interment was in the How-en-quet Cemetery in Smith River.

Contributions may be made to the Shaker Church.

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


Murry Edgar Vinson Sr.

April 30, 1926 - April 27, 2007

Dr. Murry Edgar Vinson Sr., 80, died April 27 in Austin, Texas.

He was born in Hill County, Texas to Bertha Vinson and Stanley Vinson, Sr.

Although he was raised in Hill County he traveled the world. Murry's travels included trips to Egypt, China, Africa, Australia, and Russia, along with countries that were not on the normal tourist routes: Karibati, Tocumen and Bahrain.

Murry had many accomplishments in his life, and one of which he was very proud was a doctorate in business administration from Pacific Western University. His thesis was "Analysis of the Effects of the Airline Deregulation Act of 1978."

Murry served as the leader of the project to relocate Howard Hughes' Spruce Goose aircraft from a facility in Long Beach, Calif., to McMinnville, where it is now displayed in the Evergreen Aviation Museum.

Murry had a career in the Navy and reached the rank of RM third class. He received three medals for participating in the World War II Pacific Theater, serving on the USS Pittsburgh.

He attended the Church of Christ in Round Rock, Texas, and was a devoted Christian and had written many papers on the studies of the Bible.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Stanley Vinson, Jr., and sister, Peggy Biggers.

Survivors include his wife, Mary E. Vinson; sons, Murry Vinson, Jr., Stanley W. (Suzanne) Vinson, and Johnny C. (Susanna) Vinson; and six grandchildren.

Memorial service is May 5 at Beck Funeral home, 15709 Ranch Rd. 620, Austin, Tx. 78717, 512-244-3772.


Sabrina Harustak

July 4, 1998 - April 24, 2007

Sabrina Harustak, 8, of Dallas died April 24 in Dallas.

She was born in Klamath Falls to Rick and Tami Fouts Harustak.

Sabrina loved life. She loved spending time with her grandparents. She liked going to the family farm and was looking forward to living there someday. She liked camping, and riding on jet skis and quads.

She had a great love of animals especially cats. She liked to watch scary movies. She enjoyed flying in a jet plane, a gift from Make A Wish.

Sabrina was very creative with her artwork, coloring and working with fuse beads. She liked going for walks with her Dad around town and to the park. She lived life to the fullest every day.

Sabrina was a member of the Rickreall Fire Department, which she cherished very much.

Sabrina always appreciated people's smiles in the stores and always asked people for their names, which she never forgot.

She was strong-willed and independent, upfront and honest, and very precise.

Survivors include her parents, Rick and Tami of Dallas; grandparents, Patricia and Len Fouts of Independence and Kathy Debnam of Dallas; great-grandmothers, Nina Forsythe and Lydia Fouts, both of Dallas; and best friend and cousin, Kaylan Hudspeth of Dallas.

Service was May 1 at Grace Community Church in Dallas.

Contributions may be made to the Sabrina Harustak Medical Fund at any Bank of America or to Bollman Funeral Home in Dallas which handled arrangements.

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


Laurine M. Kroeker

July 3, 1934 - April 25, 2007

Laurine M. Kroeker, 72, of Dallas died April 25 in Dallas.

She was born in Premont, Texas, to Martin F. and Margaret Friesen Kroeker.

She lived in Kansas and Nebraska before moving to Oregon with her family in September 1939. She attended schools in Dallas and graduated from Dallas High. She attended Multnomah School of the Bible for two years.

Her first job was at Dallas Nursing Home. Laurine then went to work for the State of Oregon in 1956 and was employed by the state for 40 years, retiring in 1996.

She later worked as the secretary at Liberty Gardens Christian School.

She was a member of Liberty Gardens Evangelical Bible Church.

She enjoyed stamping, ceramics, and other crafts.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Kroeker, in 1994.

Survivors include three nephews, Randy Kroeker, Keith Kroeker and Gary Kroeker.

Service is 10 a.m., Wednesday, May 2 at Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center and interment will be in Dallas Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to Evangelical Bible Church senior van fund.

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


Ruth M. Saunders

Aug. 2, 1918 - April 27, 2007

Ruth M. Saunders, 88, of Sublimity, formerly of Dallas, died April 27.

She was born in Gillette, Wyo., to William W. and Peachie E. Keyser.

She was raised in Gillette and graduated from high school there. She continued her education at Laramie Normal School in Wyoming and became a teacher.

She taught in a one-room schoolhouse in the Gillette area.

Ruth married Milford F. Saunders Jan. 1, 1940, in Broadus, Mont. They lived on a family farm in Gillette for 14 years before moving to Sheridan, Wyo., where they lived for 17 years.

They lived in Missoula and Lewistown, Mont., before coming to Oregon in August 1979.

While in Lewistown she worked for the Montana Institute of the Bible, managing the snack shop and bookstore.

She was active in her churches, the Salt Creek Baptist Church in Dallas and the Salem Evangelical Church.

She took oil painting classes at age 65 and discovered she had a natural ability to create beauty on canvas. She enjoyed doing handwork in crocheting and embroidery and spending time with her family and at activities at Marion Estates.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Milford, in 1994; brothers, Willet and Ernest Keyser; sisters, Zina Jacobsen and Sadie Sutherland; and grandson, Brandon Burnell.

Survivors include her sons, Allen (Sandra) Saunders of Billings, Mont., and Dan (Debbie) Saunders of Gillette; daughter, Nancy (Larry) Barnes of Stayton; nine grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

Viewing is 9 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, May 2 at Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center. Memorial service is 1 p.m., Wednesday, May 2 at Salem Evangelical Church and interment will be in Salt Creek Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to Salem Evangelical Church missions, 455 Locust St NE, Salem, OR 97303 or Willamette Valley Hospice, 1015 3rd St NW, Salem, OR 97304.

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


Foustino Peter Bosket

Oct. 14, 1910 - April 24, 2007

Foustino P. Bosket, 96, of Dallas died April 24 in Dallas.

He was born in Feltre, Italy, to Peter and Josephine Bosket. At the age of 3 he moved with his family to the United States.

He married Elizabeth Berko on March 5, 1935, in Stevensville, Mont. Together they built the Three Mile Country Store in 3 Mile, Mont. Foustino, Elizabeth and their family also lived in Washington and Oregon.

Foustino was a Jehovah's Witness.

His hobbies were fishing, gardening and carpentry.

He was preceded in death by his sisters, Pauline Leonard and Rose Ruffato; brothers, Frank Bosket and Albert Bosket; and grandson, Danny Kenaston.

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth of Dallas; sons, James (Jane) Bosket of Independence and Marc (Nancy) Bosket of Florence; daughter, Frances (Larry) Kenaston of Dallas; sister, Jean Crane of Grantsdale, Mont.; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

No service will be held.


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