10/10 Obituaries

Lyman Patterson Kinyon

Oct. 6, 1920 - Oct. 1, 2007

Lyman Patterson Kinyon, 86, of Dallas died Oct. 1.

He was born to William Clemmons and Lulu May Moore Kinyon and grew up and attended school in Forsyth, Mo.

After graduating from high school in 1942, he enlisted in the Navy Reserve's pre-flight aviation training. He was discharged a year later and enlisted in the Army Air Corps as a private aviation cadet. He was discharged from the Army on Oct. 29, 1945.

He married Janet Doreen Bishop of Cassville, Mo., on Jan. 4, 1945, in Harrison, Ark. Janet preceded him in death on July 29, 2005.

Lyman worked for Weyerhaeuser Lumber Company in Klamath Falls; as a farm hand in Arkansas and later as a dairy farm manager in Seymour, Mo. He pulled green chain for Pope & Talbot Lumber Company in Oakridge and Willamette Lumber Company in Dallas. He retired in 1982.

He loved to hunt and fish and spend time in the woods. He had a great love for music and played the sousaphone in high school. He also learned to play the harmonica and mouth harp. He enjoyed carpentry and building things.

He became a Christian in 1957 and was a member of the Apostolic Faith Church in Dallas.

Survivors include his four children, Lenzie (Jean) Light Kinyon of Stoneville, N.C., Vincent Kinyon of Salem; Teckla Buller and Sonya (Ray) Dickey of Dallas, all of Dallas; sister, Ruby (Al) Siems of Forsyth; and four grandchildren.

Service was Oct. 6 at Bollman Funeral Home, Dallas and interment was at Restlawn Memory Gardens, Salem.

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


Vida L. Morgan

Feb. 11, 1912 - Oct. 6, 2007

Vida L. Morgan, 95, of Monmouth died Oct. 6.

At her request no service will be held.

Farnstrom Mortuary, Independence handled arrangements.

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


Linda Lee McKenzie

Oct. 6, 2007

Linda Lee McKenzie, 55, of Dallas died Oct. 6 in Glens Falls, N.Y., after a short illness.

She was born in Schenectady, N.Y. to Marion Guyette Ausfeld and Thaddeus Ausfeld.

A self-employed landlord, Linda owned several properties.

She enjoyed traveling, crocheting and going to the beach. She also had special love for dolls and teddy bears.

She was preceded in death by her father, Thaddeus.

Survivors include her children, Tammy (Patrick) Welty of Dallas and Richard (Jody) Sitors of Glenville, N.Y.; mother, Marion Guyette Ausfeld of Rotterdam; brothers, Art, Ted, Dennis and Ed Ausfeld; sisters, Karen Harkness, Jane Kaufman, Anna Peterson, Pauline Ausfeld and Betty Jean Ausfeld; and four grandchildren.

Memorial service is 6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 10, at Bond Funeral Home, 1614 Guilderland Ave, Schenectady, N.Y., 12306 and interment will be in Dallas Cemetery.


Menno Leander Neufeld

Sept. 22, 1925 - Sept. 24, 2007

Menno Leander Neufeld, 82, of Dallas died Sept. 24 in Dallas.

He was born in Colby, Kan., to Peter and Maria Neufeld.

He enlisted in the Navy when he was very young, so he was unable to graduate from high school, however, he easily obtained his GED many years later. He served in World War II and was honorably discharged.

Soon after coming home from the war, he met his wife, Esther Janzen. They married on Jan. 30, 1948, at Grace Mennonite Church. They had two children before he re-enlisted in the Navy for the Korean War. They had two more children after he came back.

He worked at Towmotor for more than 40 years.

Menno loved to build things, including the house he built for his family. He loved to spend time with his family, including taking them on camping trips when they were young. He had a love for astronomy and even built his own telescope. He took electronics and math courses throughout his life.

He was preceded in death by his wife Esther in 2003, and his brothers, Simon, Edward and Ruben Neufeld.

Survivors include his children, Corolyn Neufeld of Bellflower, Calif., Ken Neufeld of Albany, Mel Neufeld of Lebanon, and Arlene Rhoads of Canby; sister, Regina Galloway; 13 grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.

Memorial service was Oct. 6 at the Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center with interment at Dallas Cemetery.

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


David A. Loveless

March 20, 1938 - Oct. 8, 2007

David A. Loveless, 69, of Independence died Oct. 8.

He was born in Los Angeles to Arthur and Mina Loveless.

He worked for Aero Compressor Company for more than 20 years, retired and moved to Independence in 2001.

David enjoyed woodworking and collecting miniature cars.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Loveless of Independence; daughters, Tina Craig of Blue Springs, Mo., and Shelena Berbey of Mission Vallejo, Calif.,; five stepchildren, Joe, Cathy, Cheryl, Lynne, David; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren

At his request no services will be held.

Farnstrom Mortuary, Independence handled arrangements.

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


Janice Hall Badillo

June 23, 1918 - Oct. 8, 2007

Janice Hall Badillo, 89, of Dallas died Oct. 8.

She was born to Harry Hall and Dorothy Harber in Newport News, Va., and was raised in Bloomington, Ill.

Janice married Thomas Badillo on Dec. 27, 1939, in Chicago and they soon moved to Glendale, Calif.

After having three children Dorothy, Tom and Stephen, Janice's husband would decide to moved to Puerto Rico, the home of his birth. A fourth child was born, Susan, in San Juan, Puerto Rico and once again the family was on the move. They returned to the United States in 1951 and settled in San Fernando Valley, Calif.

Longing to experience the four seasons of the year, Janice moved to Dallas in 1982.

Janice was a 15-year volunteer for the Pacoima Lutheran Hospital located in Pacoima, Calif. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). Her hobbies included china painting, jewelry design and a variety of collectibles. She loved and lived for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and they gave her a world of love and delight.

Survivors include her daughters, Dorothy and Susan; son, Stephen; brothers, Harber and Buddy Hall, both of Bloomington; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Service is 11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 10, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Dallas.

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


Charles "Bud" Hamilton Jones

June 4, 1918 - Oct. 6, 2007

Charles "Bud" Hamilton Jones, 89, of Independence died Oct. 6 in Independence.

He was born to Irving Hamilton and Rhoda Elizabeth Jones in Richmond.

The family operated a hotel, restaurant and post office in a Wheeler County ghost town. They then moved to Mitchell and operated a restaurant and store until moving to a farm in Independence on Gun Club Road in 1928.

Bud married Dorothy Anne Homan of Bay City in 1940.

He was a veteran of World War II and served as a gunner's mate aboard the Navy hospital transport ship, USS George Clymer in the Pacific. Following the war he returned to Independence, attended Western Oregon University (OCE) in Monmouth and earned his bachelor's degree in teaching. He received a master's degree in guidance and counseling at Oregon State University.

Bud and Dorothy began their teaching careers in a two-room school house in Mist. They both taught in many rural locales - Mitchell, Kinzua, Independence, Central High School, Dever, Frenchglen, Sodhouse on the Malheur Wildlife Refuge in Harney County, and Long Creek - before they retired.

While at Frenchglen school, 4-H students voted him Harney County's "Father of the Year." He started the unique program known as "Frenchglen Talks to the Nation" where students assembled an amateur radio operation at school and soon were talking to students in schools around the world.

At Sodhouse he started students in a small engine class and in six weeks they were assembling and disassemblying engines as easily as trained mechanics.

His working career also included serving as a bus driver, parole officer for the Oregon State Correctional System and as a building contractor to develop the family farm. He held a Realtor's license and managed an apartment building in a historic home he had remodeled.

Bud earned a pilot's license and owned his own plane. He was an avid ham radio operator and also published a book "How Things Are".

Bud loved music and played several musical instruments including the piano and the guitar.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Jake Jones.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; daughters, Charlene Anne Kizer of Albany, Gayle Diane Griffith of Sweet Home and Andrea Elaine Melendy of Independence; sisters, Georgia Anderson of Seal Rock and Jessie Hunnicutt of Corvallis; five grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Celebration of life is 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 21 at 618 Luscombe, Independence.

Contributions are suggested to the American Legion of which he was a member.

Farnstrom Mortuary handled arrangements.


Verlin M. Miller

Oct. 31, 1966 - Oct. 2, 2007

Verlin Myrl Miller, 40, of Dallas died Oct. 2.

He was born in Kingman, Ariz., to Donald and Karen Berringer Miller.

Verlin grew up in Arizona where he played sports and graduated from Mohave High School. He attended Colorado State University on a sports scholarship.

Verlin lived in Missouri from 1998 to 2004, moving to Dallas at that time.

Verlin was a heavy equipment operator, worked for an electric company, did elder care in Missouri and more recently had worked at Forest River in Dallas. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He was preceded in death by his father in 2001.

Survivors include his sons, Scott Miller of Salem and Shane Miller of Loveland, Colo.; mother, Karen Miller of Mohave, Ariz.; sister, Lori Crampton of Bullhead City, Ariz.; and brother, Don Miller of New Mexico.

Private family service will be held under the direction of Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center.

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


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