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*Millie Adams*Brent Abel Williams*Sapphire Kelley Hodge*Wilber E. Marshall*Marion Earl Woodruff Jr.* Suzanne Donovan*Lula Izetta Chambers Lemmon*David Demarest

Millie Adams

Feb. 7, 1920 - July 27, 2011

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Millie Adams, 91, of Dallas died July 27 in Dallas.

She was born to William and Veenna Brooks in Bull Run.

She attended Monmouth High School.

At the age of 17 she married Raymond H. Adams in June 1937. They purchased a 160-acre farm southeast of Dallas in 1939. Millie and Ray trained and raced horses for more than 20 years in Oregon, Washington, California and Arizona.

During the winter, when they weren't racing, Millie worked part time as a bookkeeper at Dallas Pharmacy.

She was a member of First Baptist Church in Dallas for more than 40 years.

When her husband died in March 2000, Millie lived for a time on the farm. She later moved to Dallas Retirement Village in 2006.

Millie loved Oregon, camping, fishing and painting. She loved the Lord and her extended family at First Baptist Church. She had led a full life.

Survivors include her son, Raymond G. Adams; siblings, Marie Knight of Vancouver, Wash., Robert Brooks of Dallas, Jack Brooks of McMinnville, Verla Ann Pitts of McKenny, Texas, and Ron Brooks of Phoenix, Ariz.; and two granddaughters.

Service was Aug. 1 at Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center. Private family interment service will be held.

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

Brent Abel Williams

July 3, 1942 - July 24, 2011

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Brent Abel Williams, 69, of Independence died July 24 in Independence.

He was born in Rock Springs, Wyo., to John and Dora Williams.

Brent proudly served his country in the Air Force. He had worked for Los Angeles County Corrections and was a machinist for many years.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing music and riding his motorcycle.

Survivors include his son, Ferris Williams of Independence; daughters, Amberly Ruck of McMinnville and Jody Williams of California; three brothers; two sisters; three granddaughters; and one great-grandson.

Private service will be held.

Farnstrom Mortuary, Independence, handled arrangements.

Wilber E. Marshall

July 7, 1927 - July 26, 2011

Wilber E. Marshall, 85, of Salem died July 26.

He was born in San Bernardino, Calif., to Clarence and Edna Marshall.

He had worked for Sages as a truck driver for many years in California. The family moved in 1965 to Salem, where he worked his blueberry farm until passing.

Wilber enjoyed camping, gardening and square dancing. He was a member of the South Salem Seniors and Salem Garden Club.

He was preceded in death by his son, Kerry Marshall, on April 4, 2011.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Julie of Salem; daughters, Bonnie (Ken) Wahl of Tacoma, Wash., and Alison (Vince) Yorke of Colorado Springs, Colo.; son, Jeff (Heather) Marshall of Dallas; 13 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Memorial service was July 30 at Capital Park Wesleyan Church in Salem.

Farnstrom Mortuary, Independence, handled arrangements.

Sapphire Kelley Hodge

March 30, 2011 - July 21, 2011

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Sapphire Kelley Hodge, 3 months, died July 21.

She was born in Corvallis to Michael J. Kelley and Julia S. Hodge.

Sapphire created smiles and happiness and was loved by all who met her.

Survivors include her parents, Michael Kelley and Julia Hodge of Albany; and her grandmother, Tracy Kelley of Bozeman, Mont.

Service was July 31 at Fisher Funeral Home in Albany.

Contributions are suggested to any humane shelter in care of Fisher Funeral Home, 306 SW Washington St., Albany, OR 97321, or www.fisherfuneralhome.com.

Marion Earl Woodruff Jr.

Sept. 29, 1916 - July 30, 2011

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Marion Earl Woodruff Jr., 94, of Falls City died July 30 in Falls City.

He was born in Tremonton, Utah, to Marion and Lucinda Woodruff.

Marion spent his childhood growing up in Utah, with several years spent in Seattle and Eureka, Calif.

At the age of 14 he moved with the family back to Utah and worked on the family farm until he was 27, when he was called to serve his country.

He met his wife, Edith (Lawson) Woodruff, through correspondence while serving four years as a medic in the Army. They married shortly after he returned home in 1947, spending the first few years in Massachusetts where he attended Atlantic Union College.

He then moved his young family to Oregon, where they moved several times between Falls City and Toledo. In 1955 they settled in their home of 56 years in Falls City and raised their six children.

Marion spent his years working in the sawmills. After his retirement he devoted his time to his family and church. He loved his garden and greenhouse and spent much time working on his special projects.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Norman; sister, Lily; and granddaughter, Amy.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Edith; children, Dave, Janet Owen, Donna Dugan, Judy Grant, Doug and Rick; brothers, Alvin, Ray and Ervin; sisters, Leola Rosenvold and Lenna Newland; 14 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Viewing is Thursday, Aug. 4, from 2 to 8 p.m. at Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center. Memorial service is Saturday, Aug. 6, at 3 p.m. at Falls City Seventh-Day Adventist Church. Private interment will be held in Upper Falls City Cemetery.

Contributions are suggested to the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in care of the mortuary.

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

Suzanne Donovan

June 23, 1942 - July 25, 2011

Suzanne Donovan, 69, of Bend, formerly of Monmouth, died July 25.

Contributions are suggested to Partners in Care Hospice, 2075 NE Wyatt Court, Bend, OR 97701, 541-382-5882.

Baird Funeral Home, Bend, handled arrangements. For more information: www.bairdmortuaries.com.

Lula Izetta Chambers Lemmon

April 17, 1908 - July 22, 2011

A celebration of life for Lula Izetta Chambers Lemmon, 103, of Dallas, who died July 22, will be held Saturday, Aug. 6, at 1:30 p.m. at Dallas Masonic Lodge, 140 SW Clay St.

Bollman Funeral Home, Dallas, handled arrangements. To send an online condolence: www.dallastribute.com.

David Demarest

July 31, 2011

David Demarest of Monmouth died July 31.

Memorial service is Saturday, Aug. 6 at 1 p.m. at Calvary Chapel in Independence.

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