4/23 Obituaries

Jerry Wayne Pack

June 22, 1939 - April 13, 2008

Jerry W. Pack, 68, of Dallas died April 13.

He was born in Fort Smith, Ark., to Aubrey and Geneva King Pack.

Jerry grew up in California. He joined the Navy at age 17, serving from 1956 to 1960. Then he remained in California, where he worked as a truck driver and raised his family.

Jerry married Donna Gilliam on April 22, 1972, in Las Vegas.

He was an excellent storyteller and had a great sense of humor and quick wit. He will be remembered as a very giving person.

He was preceded in death by his three brothers, Aubrey, Thomas and Kenny.

Survivors include his wife, Donna Pack of Dallas; son, Jerry (Kathy) Pack of Dallas; daughters, Janiese and Deborah (Mike), all of Taylorsville, Calif., and Cynthia (Chuck) of Greenville, Calif.; stepchildren, Mark Futala of Carlsbad, Calif., Greg (Gloria) Futala of Henderson, Nev., and Anna Walz of Isla Morada, Fla.; brothers, Wesley Pack of Bend and Richard Pack of Oroville, Calif.; sister, Barbara Jean Carr of Oroville; 15 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Private service was April 19 at the family home in Dallas.

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

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Jackson Ray Deets

Dec. 28, 2007

Jackson Ray Deets, infant son of Kyle and Amber Deets of Dallas, died Dec. 28, 2007, in Eugene.

Jackson, a twin, was born on Dec. 28 at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Eugene.

He was preceded in death by an aunt, Lindsay Deets.

Survivors include his parents, Kyle and Amber Deets of Dallas; twin brother, Bronson Deets of Dallas; grandparents, Bill and Ann Deets of Blodgett and Chuck and Shellene Foster of Albany; aunts, Ashley Love, Alexis Page and Austin Foster, all of Oregon; and several great-grandparents in Oregon.

In lieu of a service, his parents will be participating in the annual March of Dimes Walk in their son's honor.

Contributions are suggested to March of Dimes at: www.marchofdimes.com.

Musgrove Mortuary of Eugene handled arrangements.

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Edna Myrtle


Sept. 8, 1913 - April 14, 2008

Edna Myrtle Stoneburner, 94, of Dallas died April 14 in Dallas.

She was born in Eden Township, Iowa, to Ray and Mary Jane Ricks Marvin.

Edna married Carlous Stoneburner on Dec. 28, 1928, in Trenton, Mo.

They lived in Leon, Iowa from 1935 until moving to Fry, Ariz., in 1941. The settled in Dallas in 1942.

She was a longtime member of the Church of Christ in Dallas.

Edna loved to garden and was a great cook. She enjoyed spending time with her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carlous, in 1993.

Survivors include her sons, Donald of Salem and Loren of Dallas; daughter, Roberta Mehl of Dallas; sister, Doris Long of Creston, Iowa; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.

Service was April 18 at Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center and interment was at Restlawn Memory Gardens in Salem.

Contributions are suggested to Willamette Valley Hospice in care of Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center.

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

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J.W. "Bill" Auer

Oct. 5, 1923 - April 18, 2008

Bill Auer, 84, of Monmouth died April 18.

Bill was born to Fred and Irene Susan Auer and grew up on their Baskett Slough Farm near Rickreall.

Bill attended both Rickreall and Dallas high schools. Like

many young men his age, Bill joined the military at the start of World War II. He spent his tour of duty in the Navy on tugboats and minesweepers along the U.S. West Coast, including the Aleutian Islands.

Bill married the love of his life, Maurine Margery Wells, of Salem, on June 26, 1943.

Following the war Bill and Maurine moved to the "family farm" south of Monmouth on the Luckiamute River. Bill farmed for many years, then worked until retirement at Teledyne Wah Chang in Albany.

Although Bill loved to hunt and fish in his younger years, he loved wildlife and the beauty of the forest in its natural state. He also enjoyed music and greatly enjoyed when friends would stop by for an impromptu jam session.

Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Maurine Auer; daughters, Joanne Bucholz and Judy Van Valkenberg, both of Monmouth, and Carol Latorra of Black Hawk, Colo.; son, John W. Auer Jr. of Independence; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

At his request there will be no memorial service.

Contributions are suggested to Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation, 1 Intrepid Square, West 46th St. and 12th Ave., New York, NY 10036, or the NRA, 11250 Waples Mill Rd., Fairfax VA 22030.

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

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Phyllis Wilson

Nov. 24, 1922 - April 13, 2008

Phyllis Wilson, 85, of Monmouth died April 13 in Monmouth.

She was born in Baker, Mont., to Wallace and Edith Ettles, the sixth of 13 children.

As a child she moved to Ellensburg, Wash. After graduating from high school she went to work for Boeing and helped assemble bombers during World War II.

She met Howard Wilson and they were married June 20, 1948, in Ellensburg. Phyllis and Howard lived in Alaska, Pendleton and Manzanita before settling in Monmouth in 1998.

Phyllis enjoyed doing macrame, puzzles and gardening. She was active in church, the senior center and enjoyed volunteering at the nursing home.

Survivors include her husband, Howard Wilson of Monmouth; son, Gary Wilson of John Day; daughter, Cyndie Greiner of Monmouth; sisters, Opal Ettles of Tacoma, Wash., Betty Hiner of Kihei, Hawaii, and Wanda Daniels of Gig Harbor, Wash.; brothers, Gene Ettles of Kennewick, Wash., and Harold Ettles of Yakima, Wash.; and five grandchildren.

Memorial service is at 11 a.m. Monday, April 28, at Monmouth Christian Church.

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

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Julia Anne Laura Yaroma

July 12, 1924 - April 16, 2008

Julia Anne Laura Yaroma, 83, of Sublimity, formerly of Dallas, died April 16.

She was born in Newport to Stanley and Georgia St. John Henry.

Julia lived in Eddyville for 13 years before moving to Valsetz, where she attended and graduated from high school.

After graduation she moved to the Monmouth-Independence area, where she meet Emil Yaroma. Julia and Emil were married in Vancouver, Wash., on July 6, 1944. After Emil was discharged from the Army the couple moved to Valsetz, where they made their home and raised a family.

The couple moved to Dallas in 1984. Emil died on Aug. 26, 1997. Julia lived in Dallas until she moved to Sublimity in 2006.

She enjoyed horses, dancing, crabbing, fishing and hunting.

Julia was a member of the Keizer Eagles.

She was also preceded in death by her son, Emil Dean Yaroma, in 1985.

Survivors include her daughter, Penny Youngerman of Turner; brother, Murphy Henry of Toledo; sisters, Mary Hamilton of Roseburg and Mollie Hibbs of Dallas; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Memorial service was April 19 at Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center.

Contributions are suggested to Alzheimer's Association in care of the mortuary.

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Berta Lu Martin

Sept. 6, 1942 - April 20, 2008

Berta Lu Martin, 65, of Dallas died April 20.

She was born to Albert Luther and Anna Pearl Workman in Forest Grove.

Her family when she was 3 years old moved to Dallas, where she lived for the remainder of her life.

Berta married Jim Martin July 3, 1959, in Dallas.

Berta lived life to the fullest. She enjoyed gardening, reading and spending time with her family and friends.

Survivors include her loving husband, Jim; children, James Martin, Michael (Debbie) Martin and Yvonne (Richard) Wolf; sisters, Margie Bales of Puyallup, Wash., and Sandy Woodward of Salem; brother, Richard Workman of La Vista, Neb.; and seven grandsons.

In her remembrance it is asked that you spend a few extra minutes with your loved ones.

Celebration of Berta's life will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, May 2, at the Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center.

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Charley Anderson

Sept. 24, 1945 - April 19, 2008

Charley Anderson, 62, of Dallas died April 19 in Dallas.

Charley was born in Ortonville, Minn., to Harold and Theona Jacobson Anderson.

The family moved to Albany in 1956. He graduated from Albany High School in 1963. Charley worked at Safeway following graduation and later transferred to California for several years. He worked in the grocery business for more than 30 years. He was the manager at Marth's Grocery Store in Dallas for many years.

Charley married Conni Buchanan on Oct. 12, 1988, in Reno, Nev.

Later in life, Charley started his own courier business, Double A Legal & Courier Service, where he worked until 2007. Charley was well-known for his strong work ethic.

Charley had a love for car racing and he spent more than 25 years racing stock cars in Lebanon. Charley enjoyed going on family camping and boating trips and he enjoyed water skiing. Charley also enjoyed following NASCAR racing. He loved baseball and followed the Padres and Mariners.

He was preceded in death by his parents and mother-in-law, Donna Buchanan.

Survivors include his wife, Conni of Dallas; son, Nick Anderson; daughters, Charlotte (Cory) Hill, Michele (Jeromy) Curtiss, Aimee (Shelby) Hansen; brothers, Jerry, Rod and Tom; sisters, Janet Gale and Bonnie Walker; and four grandchildren, Shayla, Amara, Aaron and Kelci.

Celebration of Life will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 24, at the Dallas United Methodist Church. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, at Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center.

Contributions are suggested to OHSU for the study research of esophageal cancer, in care of Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center.

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

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Ernest Raymond


Jan. 29, 1915 - April 20, 2008

Service for Ernest Raymond Anderson, 93, of Rickreall will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, at Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center.

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

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Alton Benjamin Falk

Sept. 14, 1943 - April 21, 2008

Alton Benjamin Falk, 64, of Monmouth and longtime area resident, died April 21.

Arrangements are pending with Farnstrom Mortuary, Independence, 503-838-1414.


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