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*Leroy Thomas*Mabel Minnie Robinson Murphy*Curtis Charles Robinson*Russel Lee Jacobs*George Eugene Murphy*Cynthia 'Cindy' Lee Brehm*Cindy L. Thomas*Jason Cadwallader*Reginald L. Carver Jr.*Leta Kather

Leroy Thomas

Feb. 22, 1916 - Aug. 3, 2009

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Leroy Thomas, 93, of Dallas died Aug. 3.

He was born to Frank and Eunice Howe Thomas in Bates County, Mo.

He, his brothers and friends took a trip "out west" in 1936 and he later settled in Oregon in 1937.

Leroy met Laverne Paulsen on her first magical day in Oregon July 5, 1937. They married in Vancouver, Wash., on July 5, 1939.

Leroy's first job was working on the railroads. He then went to work for Houck Road Construction and helped to build the Santiam Highway. When the war became a threat in 1941, Leroy went to work for Kaiser Shipyards in Portland until August 1945, a week after Victory Japan Day. On June 2, 1947, he started working for Gerlinger Carriers and Forklifts, later sold to Towmotor Company. He was a welder for 23 years and then went into the office as a processor in the fabrication shop. His last three years was spent as a weld technician and he retired on Sept. 1, 1977.

After retirement Leroy and Laverne enjoyed yearly trips to Yuma, Ariz., and spent summer until fall on the Siletz River in their Airstream. He taught all of his grandchildren to fish. Leroy loved to take long walks and went 2« miles each day. His favorite time was family dinners and just spending time with his family.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Laverne, in 1995; son, David, in September 1990; and his brothers, Wes and Dillard.

Survivors include his sons, Bob (Ann) of Dallas and Rick (Marsha) of St. Paul; daughter, Sheryl (Dick) McKown of Dallas; daughter-in-law, Marilyn Thomas; brothers, Willard and Clarence; sister, Mabel Dodele; nine grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Service was Aug. 10 at Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center with interment in Restlawn Memory Gardens.

Contributions are suggested to Dallas Trinity Lutheran Church Building Fund.

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

Mabel Minnie Robinson Murphy

Dec. 2, 1924 - Aug. 4, 2009

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Mabel Minnie Robinson Murphy, 84, of Dallas died Aug. 4 in Dallas.

She was born in Doeville, Tenn., to William and Mary Stout Robinson.

She moved to Oregon in 1943 and worked in the cookhouse in Valsetz. She met Harold Murphy in February 1946 and they married on June 1, 1946, in Albany. They lived in Valsetz until moving to Dallas in 1956.

Mabel was a homemaker who loved her family and working in the flower garden at home.

She was a member of Evangelical Bible Church for 40 years and the EBC Women's Ministry. Mabel and Harold served coffee after services to the congregation for seven years as a part of their love of the Lord.

She volunteered with the Ladies Auxiliary at West Valley Hospital. She always enjoyed a good shopping opportunity.

She was preceded in death by her sisters, Dora Arney and Callie Robinson, and brothers, David Ralph "D.R.," Bruce, Art and Dennis.

Survivors include her husband, Harold; son, Jerry (Charla) Murphy; daughter, Debbie (Tom) Schmidt; brothers, Curtis, Dallas and Bert Robinson; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Memorial service was Aug. 7 at Evangelical Bible Church and interment was in Dallas Cemetery.

Contributions are suggested to the Women's Ministry at EBC or to Willamette Valley Hospice.

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

Curtis Charles Robinson

Nov. 21, 1925 - Aug. 6, 2009

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Curtis Charles Robinson, 83, of Dallas died Aug. 6.

He was born in Doeville, Tenn., to William Hamilton and Mary Stout Robinson.

For a short time he served in the Army during World War II. He moved from Doeville to Oregon in 1943.

Curt met Darlene Page, the love of his life, in Valsetz and they married on April 3, 1947, in Salem.

He worked in Valsetz until 1958. He retired at the age of 63 from the Fort Hill Lumber Company after 26 years.

He was a member of Evangelical Bible Church.

He loved being around his family. His grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the light of his life. He was a big tease and loved to hunt, fish and camp. He knew every good fishing hole between Dallas and Bend. He was an avid wrestling fan (watching four nights a week) and watching old Western movies.

He was preceded in death by a grandson, Ronald Shellenbarger, and several brothers and sisters.

Survivors include his wife, Darlene of Dallas; daughters, Cheryl (Willard) Loewen of Dallas and Carolee (Dan) Shellenbarger of North Bend; son, Richard (Terry) Robinson of Tualatin; brothers, Dallas and Bert Robinson; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; along with his special coffee drinking buddies.

Memorial service was Aug. 10 at Evangelical Bible Church and graveside service was at Dallas Cemetery.

Contributions are suggested to Odyssey Hospice in care of Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center, which handled arrangements. To send an online condolence: www.dallastribute.com.

Russel Lee Jacobs

Oct. 10, 1936 - Aug. 4, 2009

Russel Lee Jacobs, 72, of Independence died Aug. 4.

Private interment will be in Hilltop Cemetery.

Farnstrom Mortuary, Independence, handled arrangements.

George Eugene Murphy

Nov. 20, 1920 - July 31, 2009

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George Eugene Murphy, 88, of Dallas died July 31.

He was born in Manhattan, N.Y., to George and Catherine Broderick Murphy.

He served his country during World War II in both the Army and Navy.

He married Helen Florence O'Rourke on July 15, 1952, in New York.

George worked in the plywood mill in Willamina for many years.

He had been a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Sheridan.

George enjoyed John Wayne movies, musicals and the "Rat Pack."

He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen, on June 9, 1996.

Survivors include his sisters, Catherine O'Grady of Stuart, Fla., and Grace Causa of Plantation, Fla.

Graveside service was Aug. 5 at Green Crest Memorial Park in Sheridan.

Adamson's Sheridan Funeral Home handled arrangements.

Cynthia 'Cindy' Lee Brehm

Sept. 20, 1956 - July 23, 2009

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Cynthia "Cindy" Lee Brehm, 52, of Brownsville, formerly of Dallas, died July 23.

She was born in Zanesville, Ohio, to Walter George and Helen Louise Sieliet Chambers.

Cindy worked as a caregiver at various nursing facilities. She loved to care for the elderly.

Survivors include her husband, Bill; sons, Michael Chambers and Manuel Carrasco; sisters, Sherry McMullen of Dallas, Kathy Trujillo of Nevada, Debbie Barajas of Denver, Penni Jordan of California, and Beth Jordan of Ohio; brother, Steve Chambers of Brownsville; and six grandchildren.

Private service was held.

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

Cindy L. Thomas

Sept. 27, 1970 - Aug. 3, 2009

Cindy L. Thomas, 38, of Dallas died Aug. 3 in Dallas.

She was born in Pomona, Calif.

Cindy was currently disabled, but previously she worked as a cashier.

She liked rock music, horror films, puzzles and, most of all, her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Sandra Shaw, and stepfather, Carl Shaw.

Survivors included her husband, Fred Heins, whom she married June 17, 2009, of Dallas; daughter, Alyda Rose of Dallas; sisters, Belinda Boysun of Dallas and Stephanie Saizon of Denim Springs, La.; and nieces, Stacy Leiferman of Estacada and Mean Shaw of Dallas.

Service was Aug. 6 at Farnstrom Mortuary in Independence.

Contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society.

Jason Cadwallader

Dec. 3, 1941 - Aug. 7, 2009

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Jason Cadwallader, 67, of Salem died Aug. 7 in Salem.

He was born in Carson City, Nev.

Jason was the owner of Rental Revival, a construction business. He had retired from Georgia Pacific Plywood Mill and Salem YMCA.

He was a member of the Elks and Eagles lodges. He was assistant chief of the volunteer fire department.

Survivors include his wife, Vicki Cadwallader, whom he married April 9, 1983; children, Don, Alice, Rebel, Jerri, Kristal, Kailinn, Angel and Wylde; 16 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Memorial service was Aug. 11 at Salem Alliance Church.

Contributions are suggested to Capital City Medical, 4950 Chauncey Court, Salem, OR 97302, or the Oncology Department (Dr. Pierce) at Salem Hospital, 875 Oak St SE, Suite 4030, Salem, OR 97301.

Farnstrom Mortuary, Independence, handled arrangements.

Reginald L. Carver Jr.

July 30, 1951 - Aug. 9, 2009

Reginald L. Carver, 58, of Dallas died Aug. 9 in Dallas.

He was born in Portland to Reginald L. Carver Sr. and Georgia Brown-Carver.

Reggie attended and graduated from high school in Portland and later settled in Dallas.

He was preceded in death by his father, Reginald L. Carver Sr., in 1979.

Survivors include his children, Matthew Carver and Stephanie Bruce; mother, Georgia Carver; sisters, Terry Klar, Tony Regimbal and Bonnie Carver; and five granddaughters.

A family gathering will be held at a later date.

Restlawn Funeral Home, Salem, handled arrangements.

Leta Katherine Hodson Stoops Hall

May 4, 1917 - Aug. 7, 2009

Leta Katherine Hodson Stoops Hall, 92, of Dallas died Aug. 7.

She was born to George and Mae Hodson in Joplin, Mo.

Leta had Cherokee Indian, Irish and English ancestors. She was a spirited representative of all of those cultures and adored life.

Leta was, at various points in her life, a cook in a Colorado logging camp, a "Rosy the Riveter" during World War II, and a breeder of champion Pekinese dogs in the 1950s in Tucson, Ariz.

In 1933 she married Cleve Merrick, and they had one son, Buddy Leroy, in 1935. They were divorced several years later.

Leta married a handsome rodeo star named Walter Stoops in 1941. In December of that year their son, Jack, was born. They lived in Tucson until 1959 and then moved to Red Bluff, Calif. Leta later moved to Monmouth in 2002.

Leta was a free spirit who loved life. She and Walter used to square dance on horseback in Tucson. Leta loved Mexican food, cold beer, old movies and Western TV shows.

She was preceded in death by her son, Buddy, the "Redhead," in June 2008.

Survivors include her son, Jack (Susan) Stoops; daughter-in-law, Lu Merrick; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson.

Graveside service is at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12, in Oak Hill Cemetery in Red Bluff.

Contributions are suggested to the Oregon Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation.

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

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