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*Susie Darlene Reimer*Howard Henry Friesen*Dewey Eugene Jennings*Kenneth M. Adams*Hilda May Jones*Evelyn B. Smith*Carolyn Louise Berry*Johnny D. Miller*Velda Viola Jacobson*Eva Mae Floyd*Eunice Belle

Hilda May Jones

May 15, 1915 - Jan. 5, 2010

Hilda May Jones, 94, of Dallas died Jan. 5.

She was born in Elgin, Neb., to Rheul Harrison and Fannie Agnes Weygint Lamson.

She married Maurice Vincent Jones on May 5, 1932, in Neligh, Neb. They lived in Nebraska until 1950, when they moved to Dallas.

Hilda helped Maurice during the summer months for 30 years in his job as sexton for Dallas Cemetery. They worked side by side preparing graves and maintaining the cemetery grounds.

She was a homemaker who enjoyed crossword puzzles, word searches and tending her roses and all flowers around her home. She was known for her cookie jar always being full and fried chicken on Sundays. She rooted for the Chicago Cubs and Atlanta Braves baseball teams and enjoyed watching game shows. She was a member of the Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Maurice, on Oct. 7, 1979; sons, Gerald and Dick; daughter, Sherry Kay Sharp; and six brothers and sisters.

Survivors include her children, Kenneth Jones of Salem, Gordon (Mary) Jones, Betty (Danny) Scott, Ron (Joan) Jones and Patty (Randy) Johnson, all of Dallas; 20 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren.

Service was Jan. 8 at Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center. Interment was at Dallas Cemetery.

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

Johnny D. Miller

Dec. 30, 1947 - Dec. 31. 2009

Johnny D. Miller, 62, of Salem died Dec. 31 following a long battle with emphysema.

He was born in Springerville, Ariz., to Dick and Ellen Chaney Miller.

His parents moved to Dallas, where he grew up. He graduated from Dallas High School. Following graduation Johnny joined the Army and served in Korea and Vietnam.

He then earned his associate degree in auto mechanics from Chemeketa Community College. He moved to Salem in 1976.

Johnny married his best friend and the love of his life, Earlene Miller, in 1977.

His grandchildren will dearly miss their "Papa."

Survivors include his wife, Earlene; sons, Tom and Joel; daughter, Valerie; sisters, Linda Watkins and Shirley Walker; and six grandchildren.

Service is planned for a later date.

Contributions are suggested to Disabled Veterans of America.

Dewey Eugene Jennings

Nov. 4, 1928 - Jan. 5, 2010

Dewey Eugene Jennings, 81, of Prairie City died Jan. 5 in Bend.

He was born to George Dewey and Pearl (Foster) Jennings in Marion, Ill., and grew up in Coos Bay.

Dewey was a logger. He later became a chef and restaurant owner.

He loved fishing, golf and playing guitar.

Survivors include his wife, Edna; children, Shawn, John, Sylvia, Hal, Robbie, Tommy and Jackie; and brothers, Jack and Chuck.

Memorial service will be held at a later date.

Farnstrom Mortuary of Independence handled arrangements.

Eunice Belle Tanner

July 23, 1929 - Jan. 6, 2010

Eunice Belle Tanner, 80, of Independence died Jan. 6 in Salem.

She was born in Lusk, Wyo., to Roy J. and Fannie Fae Hobson Maguire.

Eunice also resided in Colorado before settling in Oregon.

A nurse for more than 30 years, she retired from Albany General Hospital as a charge nurse. Eunice also ran a taxi service in Independence.

She enjoyed knitting, working in gardens and yards, taking trips to the coast, and driving.

She was preceded in death by her sons, James and Martin Tanner; brothers, Carl and Fran; and sisters, Ann and Alice.

Survivors include her son, Roy Tanner of Independence; and sisters, Hazel Smith of Brighton, Colo., and Mary McFarlane of Commerce City, Colo.

Celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Contributions are suggested to the Humane Society.

Farnstrom Mortuary of Independence handled arrangements.

Carolyn Louise Berry

Feb. 24, 1944 - Dec. 19, 2009

Carolyn Louise Berry, 65, of Monmouth died Dec. 19 in Dallas.

She was born and raised in San Jose, Calif., and moved to Polk County in 1975.

She married Dudley Berry in 1982. The couple made its home in Monmouth.

As well as assisting her husband with his surveying business, she tended bar in various places, enjoyed sewing and working with her horses.

Survivors include her husband, Dudley; sister, Jean Sauer of Sheridan; and brother, John (Joanne) Sauer of Twin Falls, Idaho.

Private service will be held at her request.

City View Funeral Home of Salem handled arrangements.

Susie Darlene Reimer

Dec. 28, 1925 - Jan. 8, 2010

Susie Darlene Thiessen Reimer, 84, of Dallas died Jan. 8 after a lengthy battle with breast cancer.

She was born to Nickoli and Mary Thiessen in Madrid, Neb.

Susie grew up in a sod house and later moved to Oregon with her family in 1940 when she was in the eighth grade as a result of the Kansas Railroad Act. Susie said that when her family reached Oregon she was amazed with all the fresh fruit. Susie went on to graduate from Dallas High School in 1944.

The Thiessen family attended the Mennonite Brethren Church in Dallas. At church Susie met a young farmer by the name of Eugene Reimer and fell in love with the man she would marry. Gene and Susie were engaged Nov. 23, 1944, on Thanksgiving day, and they married on April 12, 1945. This was a special date for Susie since her parents' and sister's anniversary all fell on the same date. One of her children later married on April 12 to carry on the tradition.

Susie and Gene moved into the family farmhouse on Perrydale Road, where they raised their six children.

Susie enjoyed working outside the home and started her career working in the cannery. She later gained sales experience working for Brixius Jewelers and then later worked for Meier & Frank when it opened in Salem. Susie also worked for Friesen Core for a time and eventually spent the rest of her career working for the Public Utility Commission with the state of Oregon. Susie retired from the state after working there for 18 years.

During her 65 years of marriage, Susie supported Gene on the farm by helping out where needed. They retired and moved to Dallas in 1990.

Susie was a born-again Christian and was proud of the fact that she was able to raise her children in a loving and Christian atmosphere. Susie was always thankful for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and loved spending time with them all. Susie was still cooking for large family get-togethers up until the time she and Gene moved into the Dallas Retirement Village apartments in 2005.

Gene and Susie loved to travel. They had the opportunity to travel to Hawaii several times and twice to Europe. They also traveled extensively in the U.S. Susie and Gene spent many winters snowbirding with friends and family in Desert Hot Springs, Calif.

Susie was the historian in the family and helped to work on her family's genealogy. During her free time in the latter years Susie did a lot of quilting for her family.

Susie and Gene started attending Salt Creek Baptist Church in 1973. At Salt Creek Baptist Church, Susie served in several capacities, including Sunday school superintendent, Sunday school teacher, Deaconess and scripture memorization coordinator. She also coordinated the White Cross ministry, sewing and preparing cloth bandages for use in overseas missions. In 1990, she was honored as Salt Creek "Woman of the Year."

She was preceded in death by her brothers, Harvey and Edwin, and sisters, Elsie, Evelyn, Helen and Anna.

Survivors include her husband, Eugene; children, Stan (Alma), Pat (Mike McCarter), Karen, Teresa (Royce Quiring), Barbara (Tracy Buhler) and Jonathan (Jodi); 14 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Viewing is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13, at Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center. Family graveside service is at Restlawn Memory Gardens at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14. Celebration of life service is at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, at Salt Creek Baptist Church.

Contributions are suggested to Salt Creek Baptist Church or Union Gospel Mission.

Howard Henry Friesen

Sept. 3, 1920 - Jan. 7, 2010

Howard Henry Friesen, 89, of Dallas died Jan. 7.

He was born in Henderson, Neb., to Gerhard D. and Katherine Epp Friesen.

At the age of 6 he moved with his parents to Madrid, Neb. Howard enjoyed growing up on the farm. Riding horseback was his favorite pastime.

In 1942 he moved with his parents to Salem. At this time he worked as a welder in the shipyards in Portland. In the winter of 1942, he became a member of the "Family of God" by placing his faith in his Savior, Jesus Christ.

He married Hilda Peters on Sept. 3, 1943, in Henderson. They enjoyed 66 years together.

Howard enjoyed gatherings of family and friends. A highlight of his life was a trip to Israel in 1983.

Howard worked as a craftsman at Salem Sash & Door, DeGraff Church Furniture and retired from McCormick-Shires Millwork in 1982.

He loved to work in his woodshop making all kinds of useful items for family and friends. He enjoyed several trips to the Young Life camp near Antelope to help with woodworking projects. It was his joy to have served in the church as Sunday school teacher, Sunday school superintendent and Deacon for more than 30 years.

Survivors include his wife, Hilda of Dallas; sons, Jerry (Nancy) of Albany, Gary (Patricia) of Salem, Randy (Laura) of Eugene and Jan (Karen) of Salem; sisters, Alma Hoffman and Lavina Brixius; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Graveside service is at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13, at Dallas Cemetery. A memorial service follows at 11 a.m. at Dallas Evangelical Bible Church.

Contributions are suggested to Young Life or the Mennonite Central Committee in care of Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center, which handled arrangements.

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

Evelyn B. Smith

Aug. 1, 1923 - Jan. 9, 2010

Evelyn B. Smith, 86, of Payette, Idaho, formerly of Dallas, died Jan. 9 in Ontario.

She was born at home in Granger, Wash., to Joshua Buckmaster and Beatrice Wolfsen Buckmaster.

Evelyn married Fredrick H. Smith on Aug. 30, 1945, in San Jose, Calif.

Evelyn and Fred lived in California until settling in the Portland area in 1962. She worked for the Oregon Conference of Seventh-day Adventists and retired from there in 1990.

Evelyn and Fred moved to Dallas in 1991 to be near their son. Fred died in 1996.

She was an active member of the Dallas Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Evelyn married Frank P. Riter on March 16, 1997, in Dallas and he died on Nov. 23, 2000.

Evelyn moved to Payette in 2004 to live with her son due to poor health. While living in Payette she was a member of the Payette Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Evelyn was preceded in death by her sister, Mildred, in 2007.

Survivors include her son, Richard (Joan) Smith, formerly of Dallas, now of Payette; three granddaughters; and six great-grandchildren.

No service is scheduled at this time. Private family interment will be in Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.

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

Velda Viola Jacobson

Jan. 5, 2010

Velda Viola Jacobson, 87, longtime Dallas resident, died Jan. 5 in Salem.

She was born in Raymond, Alberta, Canada, to Roy and Anna Fettis and moved to Washington as a child.

She met her husband, Ken Jacobson, her high school sweetheart, on the tennis court and together they won the city of Vancouver mixed doubles tennis championship. They were married on Sept. 11, 1942, in Vancouver, Wash., and were married for 67 years. They moved in 1947 to Dallas, where they raised their family.

Velda worked for the State Legislature for eight terms and was a legal secretary in the Dallas area.

She was active most of her life enjoying swimming, waterskiing, tennis and golf. She loved to travel and play bridge. She was active in the Dallas Trinity Lutheran Church and sang in the choir for years.

She was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Kim.

Survivors include her husband, Ken; children, Steve (Barb) of Salem, Jill (Bill) Zatwarnicki of Longmont, Colo., and Eric (Cindy) of Salem; and two granddaughters.

Memorial service was Jan. 11 at Trinity Lutheran Church. Private interment was in Dallas Cemetery.

Contributions are suggested to the church building fund or church memorial fund.

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

Lily Ann Buczynski

Jan. 7, 2010

Lily Ann came into this world on Jan. 7 in Salem. She then left to be with Jesus and all her family who have already passed on just a few short minutes later.

Even though her life was so brief, her parents and family will always love their little angel, Lily.

Survivors include her parents, Joseph Buczynski and Marcie Schellenberg, and her older sister, Laila.

Private graveside service was held.

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

Thomas Lawrence Hammer

Oct. 24, 1947 - Jan. 7, 2010

Thomas Lawrence Hammer, 62, of Dallas died Jan. 7 in Salem following a two-year battle with Lymphoma.

He was the youngest child of Leonard E. Hammer and Mildred Johnston.

Tom attended schools in La Grande and Salem. Tom's 30-year military career began following graduation from North Salem High School in 1965. He began as an enlisted soldier and retired as a Chief Warrant Officer III in the Judge Advocate General's Office in 1995. He served at many duty stations including Vietnam, Okinawa, Germany, Colorado, Washington, Louisiana, Maryland, Korea and Hawaii, but was always glad to return to Fort Lewis, Wash., his favorite assignment.

Tom had a competitive spirit and thoroughly enjoyed sports, taking great pride in crushing his opponents. Golf, bowling, softball, fishing, hunting, racquetball, pool and darts were among his favorite activities. He was a master at video games and pinball machines. Tom also enjoyed restoring old cars, having just completed a 1963 Impala Super Sport.

He became a pro at nearly everything he tried. He enjoyed carnivals and fairs, but was often banned from playing the games as he would walk away with carloads of large stuffed animals and assorted dishes. His children were thrilled.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Lynn (Marie).

Survivors include his wife, Kathy; daughters, Annette (Rick) Uncangco and Janet (John) Caldwell; stepchildren, Kimberly (Todd) Bennett, Derek Fisher and Michael (Mollie) Fisher; brother, Leonard Jr.; and eight grandchildren.

Service is at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Dallas. Graveside service with full military honors will follow at Dallas Cemetery.

Contributions are suggested to Trinity Lutheran Church Building Fund or The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 9320 SW Barbur Blvd., Portland, OR 97219.

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

Kenneth M. Adams

May 12, 1929 - Jan. 7, 2010

Kenneth M. Adams, 80, of Monmouth died Jan. 7.

He was born in McAlester, Okla., and came to Oregon at the age of 14.

In his early years he worked on dairy farms in the Tillamook and Jefferson area, then moved to the Keizer area and worked as a heavy equipment operator. He also and worked for Bowen Bros. Plumbing in Salem. He moved to the Dallas and Monmouth areas in 1973.

He loved camping and hunting in the Christmas Valley area. He also hunted elk in the Halfway area. After retirement he enjoyed working on his property and cutting wood.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth; daughter, Georgia (Tim); four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Graveside service is at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15, at Claggett Creek Cemetery in Keizer.

Contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society.

Keizer Funeral Chapel handled arrangements.

Bonnie Bessie Wymore

June 3, 1916 - Jan. 1, 2010

Bonnie Wymore, 93, of McMinnville died Jan. 1 in McMinnville.

She was born in Clintwood, Va., to Lundy and Calla Childress Willis.

Bonnie graduated from Clintwood High School in 1934 and later moved to Washington, D.C., and worked at National Airport. During World War II she worked at a torpedo factory. She was later recruited to work at the Kaiser Shipyards in Vancouver, Wash., where she became a welder helping to build Liberty ships.

She met her husband, Clyde Wymore, at Jantzen Beach in Portland in 1943.

They lived in LaBish after the war and moved in 1960 to Willamina, where Clyde was the state weigh master. She lived in their same home for 50 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde, and seven siblings, including her twin brother.

Survivors include her son, Jack B. Wymore of Willamina.

Interment was at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland. No service will be held at this time.

Eva Mae Floyd

July 20, 1909 - Jan. 7, 2010

Eva Mae Floyd, 100, of Dallas died Jan. 7 in Dallas.

She was born in Mountain View, Mo., to Charles Jacob and Emma Bell Moore Swaim.

Eva graduated from Quapaw High School in 1928. Eva and George Floyd, also of Quapaw, fell in love and were married June 1, 1929. George and Eva had three daughters. Their first daughter died at birth. This was a difficult time for them, but with their faith in the Lord, they relied on His strength to get through this sad time. They lived in Quapaw until moving to Dallas on July 4, 1937.

Eva was a member of the Rebekah Lodge, the Garden Club (which she helped organize), Meals on Wheels, and the Clothes Closet for those in need. She found much joy in the time she volunteered at West Valley Hospital and volunteered there for more than 25 years. Eva was a member of the First Christian Church in Dallas for more than 60 years.

Eva tried to keep herself busy in her flower garden and reading. She also enjoyed traveling throughout the United States, Canada, and some of the islands.

Eva moved in 1998 to Dallas Assisted Living, making many new friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George, in 1976; and daughter, Gloria Riggs.

Survivors include her daughter, Glendoris Dyer of Dallas; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation is from noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13, at Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center. Graveside service is at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, at Dallas Cemetery. Memorial service is at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, at Dallas First Christian Church.

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

James Scotty Hutchison

June 3, 1957 - Jan. 2, 2010

James of Waldport, formerly of Valsetz, passed away in his sleep Jan. 2 after a battle with a heart condition.

James had many interests and hobbies including hunting, fly tying, model building, automotive and small engine repair. His biggest hobby was salmon steelhead fishing. If he was not at home, you could bet he was fishing. When the fish were running he was running for his spot to catch the big one before it got away.

James is survived by wife, Dawn; son, James and daughter-in-law, Susan; daughter, Suzzi and son-in-law, Ryan; stepsons, Pat and Cory; granddaughter, Michaela; mother, Cecilia; brothers, Robert, John along with Candy, Roy along with Jessica; sister-in-law, Sandy; and 5 nephews and nieces.

James was preceded in death by his brother Billy in 1998; and his father, James in 1988.

At James request there will be a small family memorial with no formal services. As his wish he will be cremated and taken up to his home in Valsetz at a later date.

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