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*Dolores M. Tiernan*Donald L. Simons*Josephine W. Mierau*Frieda A. Heppner*Marjorie Rouleau*Patricia Ann Zimmerdahl*Evelyn Joy Riggs*Craig 'Bobby' R. Aster*Reta Kay Bork*Charles 'Charlie' Joseph Point

Dolores M. Tiernan

Nov. 7, 1916 - Jan. 5, 2009

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Dolores M. Tiernan, 92, of Dallas died Jan. 5.

She was born in Sioux City, Neb., to Roy and Emma Comeau Sherwood.

Dolores married Harold W. Tiernan on July 5, 1937, in the Cathedral of The Epiphany in Sioux City.

The couple lived in Torrance, Calif., where Dolores worked for JJ Newberry's until retiring in 1966. She then worked as an executive secretary to the Navy Exchange Officer at the Naval Station in Long Beach, Calif., and retired from there in 1978.

Dolores graduated from El Camino College in Torrance with an associate degree in fine arts in 1987 at the age of 70.

They moved in 1988 to Dallas, where they became active in the community. Dolores worked for the Dallas Area Chamber of Commerce for some time. She and Harold were members of St. Philip Catholic Church. She was involved in the Dallas Senior Center, Dallas Women's Club and the Dallas Arts Association.

She was preceded in death by her husband on May 3, 2004.

Survivors include her sons, Harold "Woody" Tiernan and Dennis Tiernan, both of Dallas; sister, Dorothy Dankey of Sioux Falls, S.D.; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Mass of Christian burial was Jan. 10 at St. Philip Catholic Church in Dallas and interment was in Dallas Cemetery.

Contributions are suggested to the St. Philip Catholic Church Building Fund in care of Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center, which handled arrangements.

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

Donald L. Simons

Nov. 7, 1913 - Jan. 3, 2009

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Donald Leo Simons, 95, of Independence died Jan. 3.

He married Daisy A. Terry on Jan. 25, 1936, in Edgewater, Colo. She preceded him in death in 2005 after more than 69 years of marriage.

They moved in 1951 from Denver to Bridgeport, where they lived for 25 years before moving to Dallas. They resided in Dallas for the next 27 years.

After retiring as an auto mechanic, they spent two years at Dallas Retirement Village. The couple moved to Monmouth, where Donald lived with his grandson and caregiver for four years. He lived the last five years at Four Seasons Adult Care Facility.

He served in the Navy as a Seabee in 1945.

He was a member of the Oregon Old Time Fiddlers Association and enjoyed playing his fiddle, guitar and singing.

He was a member of St. Philip Catholic Church in Dallas and more recently was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Independence.

Survivors include his daughters, Peggy Porter of Monmouth and Nancy Joslin of Federal Way, Wash.; eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

Service was Jan. 10 at Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center.

Josephine W. Mierau

Nov. 22, 1917 - Jan. 8, 2009

Josephine W. Mierau, 91, of Salem, formerly of Jackson, Mich., died Jan. 8.

She was born in Niles, Mich., and lived in Jackson for 50 years, retiring from Consumers Power Company.

Josephine moved to Oregon in 2006 to be closer to family. She enjoyed making arts and crafts and knitting.

Survivors include her daughter, Martha Jo Mierau of Independence; son, Steve Mierau of Boston; one grandson; and two great-grandsons.

Service will be held at Hill Crest Memorial Park in Jackson.

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

Frieda A. Heppner

May 5, 1913 - Jan. 7, 2009

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Frieda A. Heppner, 95, of Dallas died Jan. 7.

She was born in Mountain Lake, Minn., to J.P. and Helen Quiring Pankratz.

She grew up in Minnesota and graduated from Mountain Lake High School.

Frieda married George Heppner on June 8, 1936, in Spirit Lake, Iowa. George and Frieda moved in 1936 to Dallas, where she has remained a resident for more than 73 years. George died in 1976.

She married Archie Krzmarzick on Aug. 23, 1984, in Comefrey, Minn. Archie died in 1994 after 11 years of happiness together.

Frieda was known for her gifts as a designer and was a wonderful seamstress, working for both Johnson's and Meier & Frank in Salem for more than 30 years.

She was a longtime member of the Dallas First Christian Church, where she served as a deaconess, Sunday school teacher and was a life-long student of the Bible, always sharing her love of knowledge.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Connie Bremer.

Survivors include her sons, George Heppner of Bend and Bradley Heppner of Redmond, Wash.; sister, Edna Reimer of Bellingham, Wash.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Service was Jan. 12 at Dallas First Christian Church and interment at Restlawn Memorial Gardens.

Contributions are suggested to the church memorial fund in care of Bollman Funeral Home, which handled arrangements.

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

Marjorie Rouleau

Jan. 21, 1925 - Jan. 10, 2009

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Marjorie Edna Rouleau, 83, of Dallas died Jan. 10.

She was born to Floyd and Edith Brause Gilley in Maynard, Iowa.

She graduated from Maynard High School in 1942. She loved the medical field and enlisted in the Navy as a Wave Corpsman in 1945. She served in World War II and the Korean War.

Marjorie fell in love with Oregon while stationed at Camp Adair. She attended the University of Detroit in Michigan, where she was a member of the band and met the love of her life. She married Edward Rouleau of Alpena, Mich., on June 14, 1952.

Marjorie worked as a medical assistant for various doctors in Detroit, Mich., and Dallas.

She enjoyed flying with her husband and entertaining friends and family at their home and airplane hanger in Independence.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Ed.

Survivors include her son, Roger (Trish) Rouleau of The Dalles; sister, Norma Glew of Oelwein, Iowa; and four grandchildren.

Memorial service is at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, at the Masonic Lodge in Dallas.

Contributions are suggested to Willamette Valley Hospice in care of Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center, which handled arrangements.

Patricia Ann Zimmerdahl

July 21, 1933 - Jan. 10, 2009

Patricia Ann Zimmerdahl, 75, of Depoe Bay died Jan. 10.

She was born July 21, 1933, in Dallas to Phillip and Lenore Partridge.

She graduated from Central High School in 1951. On Oct. 12, 1951, she married Ron Zimmerdahl at the Partridge's home in Monmouth.

Ron and Pat owned the Monmouth Brick and Tile Company. Pat worked at Oregon College of Education, had served as manager of Beaver State Savings and Loan, and later worked at SAIF Corp. in Salem.

She was involved with the local Brownie and Girl Scout Troops and the Monmouth Garden Club. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, crafts and outdoor activities. After retirement she and Ron took many trips across the country with their RV.

Survivors include her husband, Ron Zimmerdahl of Depoe Bay; daughters, Dianna Hiebert of Gearhart and Teresa Zimmerdahl of Corvallis; mother, Lenore Partridge of Woodburn; sister, Phyllis Groves of Ukiah, Calif.; and two grandchildren.

No service will be held. Vault interment will be at Smith Cemetery in Monmouth.

Contributions are suggested to the Alzheimer's Association.

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

Craig 'Bobby' R. Aster

April 26, 1949 - Jan. 5, 2009

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Craig "Bobby" R. Aster, 59, of Dallas died Jan. 5 in Dallas.

He was born in Los Angeles to Nathan and Ida Weisshart Aster.

He was raised and schooled in Los Angeles and attended Hamilton High School.

He worked as a carpenter and danced professionally with the Steve Peck Dance Company.

Bobby married his wife, Jamie Segal, in August 1977 in Los Angeles.

He moved in the mid-1970s to McMinnville, where he was active in Gallery Players and also worked as a carpenter. In the late 1970s he moved outside of Dallas, where he made his home.

Bobby was an artist. He made wood carvings and stone carvings, which he sold at the McMinnville's Farmers Market.

His hobbies included playing harmonica, trumpet and saxophone. He also liked yo-yos and his cats.

He was preceded in death by his wife in 2004.

Survivors include his brothers, Howard Aster of McMinnville, Michael Aster of Corrales, N.M., and Edward Aster of New Zealand; and sisters, Judy Seltzer of Newport Richie, Fla., and Nancy Joudanin of Hillsday, N.J.

A gathering of family and friends was held on Jan. 11 at Golden Valley Brew Pub in McMinnville.

Reta Kay Bork

May 2, 1945 - Jan. 4, 2009

Reta Kay Stutz Bork, 63, of Portland died Jan. 4.

She was born in Eugene and graduated from Pleasant Hill High School in 1963. She graduated from Oregon College of Education (WOU) in 1968.

She married William "Bill" Bork in 1967.

She moved in 1981 to Portland, where she was an administrative assistant for Portland Public Schools for 23 years. Reta retired from the human resources department.

Survivors include her husband, Bill; sons, Ian M., Job A. and Nathaniel A.; daughter, Anna A. Lynn; brother, Darvel Stutz; sister, Gwen Steinhauer; and 10 grandchildren.

Service was Jan. 10 at East Stake Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Portland and interment was in Idlewilde Fraternal Cemetery in Hood River.

Zeller Chapel of the Roses handled arrangements.

Evelyn Joy Riggs

April 18, 1929 - Jan. 8, 2009

Evelyn Joy Riggs, 79, of Salem died Jan. 8.

She was born to Joy A. Cooper Whitney and Walter Whitney in Chico, Calif.

Evelyn had lived in Dallas before moving to Salem in the 1960s.

She worked as a bookkeeper for Genuine Auto Parts and then worked in the Veterans Affair Department for the state of Oregon, where she retired from on Oct. 1, 1990.

Her hobbies included reading, gardening and watercolor painting.

Survivors include her son, Brian M. (Christine) Riggs; daughter, Joy A. (Vaughn) Stone; one grandson; one great-grandson; three step-granddaughters; and four step-great-grandchildren.

Private graveside service will be held at Dallas Cemetery on Jan. 14.

Contributions are suggested to the Humane Society of the Willamette Valley.

Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center handled arrangements.

Charles 'Charlie' Joseph Pointer

Oct. 8, 1936 - Jan. 11, 2008

Charles "Charlie" Joseph Pointer, 72, of Dallas died Jan. 11 in Salem.

He was born in Toppenish, Wash.

Memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 19, at First Baptist Church, 245 SW Church St., Dallas.

Contributions are suggested to the family to help purchase a memorial bench for Dallas City Park in Charlie's name.

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