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11/3 Obituaries

*Larry Duane Oliver*David Frederick Cannon*Ethel Letitia Berryhill*Penny 'Jesea' L. Todahl*John Ennis McCrow*Evan E. Engstrom*Alvin L. Hamilton

Larry Duane Oliver

April 18, 1941 - Aug. 18, 2010

Larry Duane Oliver, 69, of Stanfield, formerly of Independence, died Aug. 18.

Celebration of life will be at the home of his sister, Harriet Wallace, Saturday, Nov. 6, at 3 p.m. at 10090 Hoffman Road, Monmouth.

David Frederick Cannon

June 5, 1944 - Oct. 21, 2010

David Frederick Cannon, 66, of Medford died Oct. 21 in Medford.

He was born in Ontario to Charles F. and Stella L. Cannon.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Patricia Penter, and brother, James Cannon.

Survivors include his brother, Mike (Rhonda) Cannon of Albany; and sisters, Barbara Cannon and Nita Cannon, both of Salem, and Linda (Byron) Perkins of Centralia, Wash.

Private burial will be in Dallas Cemetery.

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

Ethel Letitia Berryhill

Feb. 21, 1934 - Oct. 27, 2010

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Ethel Letitia Berryhill, 76, of Yreka, Calif., died Oct. 27 in Yreka.

She was born in Dallas to Roy and Letitia Blanchard.

She was raised on a farm with her two brothers and sister, where her brother and his family continue to reside.

Following her graduation from Dallas High School, Ethel attended College of the Pacific in Stockton, Calif., majoring in music therapy. She later graduated with a bachelor's degree in music.

Ethel worked as a music therapist for three years at Stockton State Hospital and then traveled to Germany, where she spent two years as a recreation director for the Department of the Army. Upon her return to the U.S., she worked for Modesto State Hospital for six months as a music therapist. She then married and moved to San Francisco for two years, working secretarial jobs while her husband, Norman, obtained his degree and teaching credential.

She came to Yreka in 1963 when Norman accepted a position teaching drama, speech and English at Yreka High School. She stayed home and took care of her two children until they started school, at which time she began working for the Siskiyou County Mental Health Department as a medical stenographer. In 1995 she retired from her position as the mental health department's business administrator.

Prior to Norman's death in 2001, Ethel and Norman spent their retirement traveling, visiting Greece, Italy and Canada. She also enjoyed traveling to Colorado and Fresno, Calif., to spend time with her family.

She was an active member of Yreka Community Theater's Red Scarf Society and the local Women's Investment Group. Throughout her life, music continued as a hobby for Ethel. For years she belonged to a small group of local residents who met and performed monthly in each other's homes.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman; sister, Lillian; and brother, Donald.

Survivors include her brother, Ralph Blanchard of Dallas; daughter, Karen Barrett of Fresno; son, Kevin (Tami) Berryhill of Napa, Calif.; and six grandchildren.

Memorial service was Nov. 1 at Yreka Methodist Church.

Contributions are suggested to Madrone Hospice, 255 Collier Circle, Yreka, CA 96097, or the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, VA 22116-7023.

John Ennis McCrow

March 30, 1922 - Oct. 25, 2010

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John Ennis McCrow, 88, of Hillsboro died Oct. 25.

He was born in Monmouth to Clarence Albert and Norma Mildred Smith McCrow.

John served in the Navy during World War II and was discharged as an aviation machinist's mate.

He married Rosemary Walsh on Dec. 10, 1943; she preceded him in death in 2005. They had been married 61 years.

John was a self-employed furnace repair and serviceman who retired in March of 1984.

He was also preceded in death by a son, Vernon Pat McCrow, in 2003 and a granddaughter, Rebecca Lynn McCrow, in 2004.

Survivors include his daughter, Barbara Groshong of Portland; son, Michael A. McCrow of Aloha; six grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren.

Private interment was in Dallas Cemetery.

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

Penny 'Jesea' L. Todahl

Feb. 8, 1958 - Oct. 29, 2010

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Penny "Jesea" Todahl, 52, of Dallas died Oct 29.

She was born in Douglas County, Wis., to James and Rita Todahl.

She spent her childhood in the Douglas County area until the family moved to Anchorage, Alaska, where she spent her adolescent years and grew into a young adult. She worked at the Red Dog Saloon and was proud of her time in the community. Later the family moved to Portland, where she completed her schooling, which included her Master Gardener's certificate.

Penny worked for a time at a dental laboratory in Portland where she met Elmer Sande. They married and began a family. They had two daughters, Angelique Nycol and Allison Selicia.

The family traveled extensively to places such as Thailand, Saudi Arabia (where they lived for a year), back to Alaska, and the Red Sea. Later in life Penny was blessed with her little gift from God, Perry Christopher.

Penny was an energetic person who was always happy and could make anybody laugh. She was animated and full of life to the very end. She loved the ocean, gardening, and was a very caring and giving person. She was glad to be a Christian and shared her faith when she had the opportunity.

She was preceded in death by her father, James Todahl, and her brother, Matt Todahl.

Survivors include her children, Angelique Alexander of Redmond, Allison Wilson of Prineville and Perry Todahl of Dallas; mother, Rita Todahl of Redmond; and brothers, Mike (Teresa) Roy of Redmond and Steve (Sue) Roy of Bend.

Memorial service arrangements are pending and will be held at the Christian Church in Willamina. For further information contact Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center, which is handling the arrangements, at 503-623-2325.

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

Evan E. Engstrom

May 11, 1942 - Oct. 30, 2010

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Evan E. Engstrom, 68, of Dallas died Oct. 30 in Dallas after a year-long battle with cancer.

He was born in Seattle.

His early years were spent in the Seattle area. After the death of his father, the family moved via steamship to Hawaii, where he attended Punahou High School and began college. He later completed a bachelor's degree in engineering from the University of Washington.

Evan served in the Army and was stationed in Korea during the late 1960s. He returned to the mainland in 1986, moving to the Eugene area.

Evan pursued a variety of construction occupations over the years, but found his passion in technology and information services, becoming a computer consultant in Eugene.

His numerous hobbies included photography, woodworking, surfing, sailing and reading, especially science fiction and fantasy. He moved to Dallas in 2005.

Survivors include his partner, Sharon Smith of Dallas; daughter, Nicole Engstrom of Springfield; son, Eron (Joyce) Engstrom of Junction City; sister, Shelley (Charles) Nalepa of Maui, Hawaii; several stepbrothers and sisters; and five grandsons.

Private committal service was held in Dallas. A memorial and celebration of life will be held at a later date in Eugene.

Contributions are suggested to the OHSU Foundation, 1121 SW Salmon, Portland, OR 97205, for cancer research.

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

Alvin L. Hamilton

Aug. 8, 1917 - Nov. 1, 2010

Alvin L. Hamilton, 93, of Dallas died Nov. 1 in Salem.

Viewing will be Thursday, Nov. 4, from 2 to 8 p.m. at Dallas Mortuary Tribute.

Service is Friday, Nov. 5, at 11 a.m. at Dallas Trinity Lutheran Church. Interment will follow in Dallas Cemetery.

Contributions are suggested to Providence Cancer Center in memory of Cheryl Hamilton, Oregon Heart Association, American Kidney Association, Shriner's Hospital or to BoysTown, all in care of the mortuary.

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

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