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12/7 Obituaries

*Dorothy Genevieve Gibbons*Gordon LeRoy Selby*Jennifer Ann Belin*Nanci G. Huyser*Jane Elaine (Walter) Giesbrecht*Laurel Ann (Minton) Rogers*William 'Bill' H. Wilson*Betty Lou Frederic*Stephanie Ann Mo

Dorothy Genevieve Gibbons

Aug. 10, 1922 - Nov. 27, 2011

Dorothy Genevieve Gibbons

Dorothy Gibbons, 89, of Monmouth died Nov. 27 in Monmouth.

She was born in Blackfalds, Alberta, Canada, to Chester and Catherine Miller.

After graduating from high school in Blackfalds, she attended Edmonton Normal School to pursue a teaching degree. She later taught at several rural, one-room schools in Alberta, including Spruceville and Angus Ridge.

Dorothy married Donald Gibbons on June 13, 1944, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Red Deer, Alberta. In 1947, they moved to the Willamette Valley.

Dorothy worked as a library aide at Independence and Henry Hill elementary schools before retiring in 1978.

She was a longtime parish member at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Independence. She also was a member of the church's Altar Society and spent many hours volunteering with various church programs.

Dorothy was a member of the Parker Women's Club and also served as a 4-H and Girl Scouts leader. Before moving to Oregon, she was involved in Girls Guides and the Women's Institute in Blackfalds.

Dorothy enjoyed crocheting, knitting, gardening, reading and traveling. She and Donald began spending winters in Arizona after they retired. They spent more than 25 years there, first in Yuma and then Ajo.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Anita McIntosh, and a granddaughter, Anjuli Woodard.

Survivors include her husband of 67 years, Donald; son, David (Sharon) Gibbons; daughters, Linda Mans, Mildred Pickering, Catherine (Patrick) Woodward, Elaine (Gary) Woodward, Martha (Steven) Russell and Clare (Ron) Mangis; 21 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral mass was Dec. 3 at St. Patrick Catholic Church.

Farnstrom Mortuary, Independence, handled arrangements.

Jennifer Ann Belin

Aug. 3, 1947 - Nov. 23, 2011

Jennifer Ann Belin, 64, of Anchorage, Alaska, died Nov. 23 in Anchorage.

She was born to Emmett and Mary Long in Seattle.

Jennifer grew up in the Pacific Northwest and graduated from Corvallis High School in 1965. After graduation she continued living and working in Oregon.

Jennifer and Lynden Belin were married on April 15, 1979, in Hillsboro. The couple moved to Alaska in 1984. They made their home on Douglas Island and for the past few years in Anchorage.

Jennifer worked in human resources for the federal government within the IRS, the National Park Service and the Army.

She was a faithful member of Hillside O'Malley Seventh-day Adventist Church, where she worked as the church secretary. She was active in the church knitting group.

Jennifer enjoyed needle crafts, photography and showing dogs. She was an artistic woman with a special love for the unique. It wasn't uncommon to find her literally dancing with joy over the smallest of things. She fought for what she thought was right and was always very generous.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Gregory.

Survivors include her husband, Lynden of Anchorage; daughters, Rhonda Rhoder of Mount Vernon, Ohio, and Ericka Fehr of Hudson, Ill.; son, Henry Belin of Anchorage; brother, Henry Long of Dallas; sister, Melodie Sickles of Independence; and three grandchildren.

Memorial service was Nov. 28 at O'Malley SDA of Anchorage.

Hasara Family and Cremation Society of Alaska (www.alaskacremation.com) handled arrangements.

Laurel Ann (Minton) Rogers

March 16, 1920 - Dec. 4, 2011

Laurel Anna (Minton) Rogers, 91, of Dallas died Dec. 4.

She was the daughter of Mattie (Adams) Minton and Harold Minton.

Laurel grew up in the Independence area. She married Blondie Rogers in June 1939.

Laurel enjoyed her outstanding vegetable garden and beautiful flowers. She also was a cook at many restaurants.

At 91 she was still determined to live independently and did so until the end.

Survivors include her children, Shirley Barnes of Pine Bluff Ark., and Bob Rogers and Judi Wangler, both of Dallas; and grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Memorial service is Thursday, Dec. 8, at 1 p.m. at New Life Church of the Nazarene, 341 NE Kings Valley Highway, Dallas.

Contributions are suggested to Willamette Valley Humane Society.

Nanci G. Huyser

May 18, 1956 - Nov. 8, 2011

Nanci G. Huyser

Nanci G. Huyser, 55, of Kilgore, Texas, and former longtime Monmouth resident, was killed Nov. 8 near Kilgore as a result of a two-vehicle collision.

She was born in Chelsea, Mass., to Bill and Shirley Austin.

Her education experiences included: certified medical assistant, associate degree in oil and gas technology and paralegal assistant program. She cherished learning and was currently studying at LeTourneau University as an English major.

Nanci loved the Lord and faithfully attended Kilgore Bible Church.

She was an accomplished author who had devotions published in popular materials such as "A Cup of Comfort: Book of Bible Promises," and she coauthored the book, "What a Ride," the Terry Holland story. Her creative inspiration was also expressed through handcrafts, sewing, photography, card making, cooking, baking and home decorating.

Nanci enjoyed spending time in nature, camping and traveling. She was an avid animal lover. Nanci embodied a gentle strength and independent spirit.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Shirley Huyser.

Survivors include her husband of 31 years, Gordon Huyser of Kilgore; adopted son, Robbie Croft of Mobile, Ala.; father, Bill Austin of Monmouth; sisters, Brenda Wenrich of Salem and Teresa Tolzmann of Monmouth; brother, Larry Austin of Monmouth; and a loving extended family and friends.

Service was Nov. 12 at Kilgore Bible Church. Interment was in Restland Memorial Park Cemetery in Carthage, Texas.

Contributions are suggested to Kilgore Bible Church Missions Fund, 3810 County Line Road, Kilgore, TX. 75662.

Rader Funeral Home, Kilgore, handled arrangements. To send an on condolence: www.raderfuneralhome.com.

Jane Elaine (Walter) Giesbrecht

Aug. 7, 1952 - Nov. 30. 2011

Jan Elaine (Walter) Giesbrecht, 59, of Salem died Nov. 30.

She was born to Jack and Marvis Walter in Salem, where she was also raised.

Jan graduated from South Salem High School in 1970. She worked most of her career at II Morrow, UPS Aviation and Garmin.

She married Don Giesbrecht in 1974.

She loved bowling and animals.

She was preceded in death by her father, Jack Walter.

Survivors include her husband, Don of Salem; mother, Marvis Walter of Keizer; brother, Robert Walter of Silverton; and her extended family.

Memorial service is Saturday, Dec. 10, at 11 a.m. at First Congregational Church, 700 Marion St. NE, Salem.

Contributions are suggested to Willamette Humane Society and the Make a Wish Foundation.

William 'Bill' H. Wilson

Aug. 11, 1936 - Nov. 25, 2011

William 'Bill' H. Wilson

William "Bill" H. Wilson, 75, of Monmouth died Nov. 25.

He was born to Lawrence and Alta Wilson in Portland.

Bill joined the Air Force during his first semester at Brigham Young University. He served all over the world and retired in 1975 with military honors.

He married Betty Mickey in November 1969 in Puyallup, Wash.

Following Betty's death in 1985, he quit his job at Central Washington University to stay at home and take care of their children full time. He always said that was the best job he ever had. After the children had grown and left home he traveled all over the country.

In 1998 he met and married Helen Stoller and adopted her son and daughter as his own. They traveled together, started a business and finally settled in Monmouth.

He loved their "little grandma and grandpa home" with its large backyard. He loved his garden and worked in it daily on good days and planned in the winter what and where he would plant.

He belonged to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and had served a mission in Spokane, Wash., with his wife, Helen. He loved serving the Lord and helping others. He was a member of the American Legion and enjoyed talking with the friends he had made.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Bryan; sister, Gwen; and his wife, Betty Mickey Wilson.

Survivors include his wife, Helen; children, Lyn Nichole (Martin) Piggott, Lori Ann (Chris) Hadley, Steven Bryan (Leslie), Brenda Louise (John) Wallstrum and Alan John Stoller; sisters, Lorraine Kropitzer and Delores Frankie; and 16 grandchildren.

Service was Dec. 2 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Monmouth. Interment with full military honors was at Smith Cemetery in Monmouth.

Farnstrom Mortuary, Independence, handled arrangements.

Stephanie Ann Morehead

Nov. 18, 1976 - Dec. 4, 2011

Stephanie Ann Morehead, 35, of Dallas died Dec. 4 in Salem.

She was born to Arthur and Ann Marie Leonard Stoll in Denver.

Stephanie Ann Morehead

Stephanie grew up in the northwest section of Kansas around Oakley and Goodland. She graduated from Grace University in Omaha, Neb., with a Bachelor of Arts in communications. Throughout college and beyond she worked for various radio stations. She was listed in Who's Who while in college for academics.

Following the death of her father, Stephanie and her mother moved to Oregon to be near family. Here she worked for KCCS as a radio announcer.

On March 1, 2003, she married Timothy Daniel Morehead in Salem. Together, they moved to Dallas that same year.

Stephanie chose to be a stay-at-home mom and loved her time with her children; she felt it was the most important thing she could do. She led a Christ-centered life with a kind, caring and nonjudgmental attitude toward all people.

She was a member of Grace Community Church and enjoyed attending Bible study and working with the children's evangelism program.

She was preceded in death by her father, Arthur, in 1997.

Survivors include her husband, Tim of Dallas; children, Landon Arthur Morehead and Kristin Marie Morehead, both of Dallas; mother, Ann Stoll of Salem; and sister, Tia Slater of Salem.

Viewing is Wednesday, Dec. 7, from 2 to 8 p.m. at Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center. Service is Thursday, Dec. 8, at 10:30 a.m. at Grace Community Church. Interment will follow at Dallas Cemetery.

Stephanie Morehead Memorial Family Fund has been established at OSU Federal Credit Union, 210 NE Orchard Drive, Dallas, OR 97338, or may be sent in care of the mortuary, which handled arrangements, at 287 SW Washington St., Dallas, OR 97338.

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

Gordon LeRoy Selby

Feb. 18, 1933 - Dec. 5, 2011

Gordon LeRoy Selby

Gordon Selby, 78, of Monmouth, formerly of Dallas, died Dec. 5 in Salem.

He was born in Salem and graduated from Salem Academy High School. He then served in the Marines during the Korean War. He was proud to be able to serve his country.

He married Evelyn Fischer on Nov. 5, 1954, in Pratum and enjoyed 55 years of marriage. Evelyn died in 2010

Gordon and Evelyn lived in Coburg from 1968 until returning to this area in 1983. They had lived in Rickreall, Dallas and most recently Monmouth.

Gordon was a member of Valley Life Center and was very involved as a member of Gideons. Evelyn and Gordon served Jesus with mission work in 10 countries and built churches around the world.

Gordon was an automobile enthusiast and enjoyed restoring cars and having them in parades.

Survivors include his daughter, Carma Hurley; son, Kenton Selby; and his grandchildren and extended family.

Celebration of life with military honors is Saturday, Dec. 10, at 11 a.m. at Valley Life Center in Dallas.

Contributions are suggested to the Gideons in care of Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center, which handled arrangements.

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

Betty Lou Frederic

Dec. 25, 1924 - Nov. 30, 2011

Betty Lou Frederic

Betty Lou Frederic, 86, died Nov. 30 in Dallas.

She was born in Hammon, Ind., and grew up in Dixon, Ill., where she graduated from high school.

She moved to California during World War II and then to Polk County in 1968.

She married Oscar Eldon Frederic on Aug. 25, 1946, in Ben Lomond, Calif.

She had worked for Sylvania Electronics, IBM, as a homemaker and as a school bus driver.

She enjoyed fishing, gold mining, crocheting and cooking. She was an avid fisherwoman, outdoor enthusiast and loved to swim. She was an active grandmother and great-grandmother.

She was a lifelong Christian and member of Bridgeport Community Chapel, Buena Vista Church, VFW Auxiliary, Redwood Squirrel Square Dance Club, Grand Ronde Church of the Wild Wood, and was involved with Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts. She enjoyed traveling.

Betty was well known for her special reply of "fat and sassy" whenever anyone asked how she was.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar E. Frederic, on Feb. 11, 2011.

Survivors include her sons, Kit (Cathe) Frederic of Grand Ronde, Ken (Janet) Frederic of Dallas, Kelly (Linda) Frederic of Fairbanks, Alaska, and Kevin (Claire) Frederic of Anchorage, Alaska; daughter, Kathy (Jim) Bobeda of Dallas; 20 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Memorial service is Saturday, Dec. 10, at 11 a.m. at Bridgeport Community Chapel. Private interment will be at Buena Vista Cemetery.

Contributions are suggested to Child Evangelism of Polk County, P.O. Box 425, Dallas, OR 97338.

Crown Memorial Center, Salem, handled arrangements.

Anna M. Yancey

Oct. 17, 1961 - Dec. 5, 2011

Anna M Yancey, 50, of Dallas died Dec. 5 in Dallas.

Visitation is Thursday, Dec. 8, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center. Service is Friday, Dec. 9 at 11 a.m. at the mortuary.

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

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