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7/13 Obituaries

*June Eva Stein*John W. Clark Jr.*June Lorraine Tomasheski*Carol Jean Rice*Margaret Ellen Wright*Leona A. Distel*Marcia Ann Eash*Marilena 'Mari' Dickerson*Clifford Harold Trube*Orville 'Mike' L. Mich

June Eva Stein

June 13, 1929 - July 3, 2011

June Eva Stein, 82, of Dallas died July 3.

She was born in Canby to Roy and May Hampton.

She graduated from Canby High School in 1948. June married Jack Stein on April 8, 1950, in Oregon City. They lived in Canby prior to settling in Dallas in 1959.

June worked for Dallas Electric and later for Dallas Lumber and Supply and Willamette Industries in accounts receivable.

Upon retirement, Jack and June traveled around the United States in their RV. Later they traveled to New Zealand. She enjoyed gardening and flowers. They also liked fishing in Prineville. June especially enjoyed being with her family and grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband, Jack Stein; sons, John (Michele) Stein of Dallas and Joel (Deanna) Stein of Keizer; sisters, Mona Bluhm and Lola; brother, Marion "Buddy" Hampton; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Celebration of life service was July 8 at Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center. Private family interment was at Dallas Cemetery.

Contributions are suggested to the Dallas Volunteer Fire Department in care of the mortuary.

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

John W. Clark Jr.

Dec. 31, 1942 - June 30, 2011

John W. Clark Jr., 68, of Rickreall died June 30 in Rickreall after losing his battle to cancer.

He was born in Portland to John W. and June L. Clark Sr.

He and his mother moved to Dallas in 1949. He attended Morrison, Lyle and Bridgeport elementary schools, Bridgeport and LaCreole junior high schools, and graduated from Dallas High School in 1961. Through his years of school he was an avid sportsman, playing varsity football when he was just a freshman. He held the record in high school track and field for the longest shot put throw and was also on the wrestling team. He sang in the school choir, which he was very good at and loved as much as his sports.

He married his high school sweetheart and great love of his life, Kathleen D. Anderson, on Jan. 27, 1962, in Salem. They enjoyed 47 years of marriage. They lived most of their life in Dallas and the surrounding areas.

He worked as a millwright for Boise Cascade for more than 20 years. He later worked at Hampton Lumber Mill in Willamina and Dallas Planing Mill. The last place he worked was Restlawn Memory Gardens as a groundskeeper, where he retired from in 2005.

He was a kind, loving, gentle man with a great love for his family.

John enjoyed playing the guitar, singing, music of all kinds, gardening, woodworking and trading cars, sometimes making many deals in a day. He was a big storyteller and always made everyone laugh. Family pride, laughter and love were his gifts to his family. He was a never-ending source of encouragement, love and entertainment.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathleen Clark, and daughter, Cindy Sarff.

Survivors include his mother, June Borland of Dallas; daughters, Rhonda (Paul) Futrell and Christy Leber, all of Rickreall; son, Kirk (Bee) Clark of Lebanon; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

A potluck and celebration of his life was held July 9 at the family farm in Rickreall.

Contributions are suggested to Willamette Valley Hospice or the American Cancer Society.

Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service, Salem, handled arrangements.

June Lorraine Tomasheski

March 31, 1921 - July 2, 2011

June Lorraine Tomasheski, 90, of Salem, formerly of Dallas, died July 2.

She was born to Edward and Elsie Wright Guard of Aurora, Neb.

She grew up in Whitman, Neb., and graduated from Whitman High School. Her family moved to Oregon in the early 1940s and settled in the Canby-Aurora area.

During World War II she worked as a welder in the shipyard in Portland. During this time she met Edward Tomasheski. They married on Dec. 24, 1947.

In 1948 and 1949 they worked the fire towers at Nicatal Mountain near Jewel. After that they moved to Dallas in 1950. June had many different jobs, including working at Lipmann's, JC Penney and as a waitress.

Sometime after 1962 she found that one of her passions was selling Avon. She was a sales representative for more than 40 years, selling Avon until the age of 81 in 2002.

She loved her Doxie dogs and enjoyed them all of her adult life.

She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Edward "Tom" Tomasheski.

Private interment will be in Belcrest Memorial Park in Salem.

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

Cards and letters may be sent to Tom at: Rosewood Court, 4254 Weathers St. NE, Salem, OR 97301.

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

Carol Jean Rice

Aug. 24, 1934 - July 2, 2011

Carol Jean Rice, 76, of Dallas died July 2 in Salem.

She was born in St. Joseph, Mo., to Paul and Georgia Roesch Reeder.

She married Royal Kale Rice on June 26, 1966, in Glendale, Calif. They met as coworkers at Safeway; she was a checker and he was a meat cutter.

They lived in Lancaster, Calif., then moved to Hebo in 1991.

She worked for Rainbird Sprinklers and as a jewelry sales representative.

In 2005 they sold their log home in Hebo and built a house in Dallas on a small acreage. Carol was a foster mother for 10 years, caring for newborns affected by drug use.

Carol was baptized Methodist and later into the Presbyterian Church. She was a member of Grace Community Church in Dallas.

Her children could always count on her to be their friend when no one else was around. She enjoyed doing ceramics, sewing and gardening. Carol was a very spiritual person who loved to share her faith with family and friends.

Survivors include her husband, Royal of Dallas; daughters, Sally Lynn Lacey of Oceano, Calif., Deborah Jean Scruggs of Highland, Calif., Cindy Ann Shanahan of Oceanside, Calif., Trina Sue Abbott of Pacific Beach, Calif., and Kathleen "Kathy" Lynn Richardson of Fountain Valley, Calif.; sisters, Gloria Campbell of Salem and Patricia Lansford of Fall City, Wash.; 13 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Service was July 9 at Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center. Private interment will be in the Taft Cemetery.

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

Margaret Ellen Wright

Dec. 9, 1917 - July 10, 2011

Margaret Ellen Wright, 93, of Monmouth died July 10.

Viewing is Friday, July 15, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Farnstrom Mortuary, Independence.

Funeral mass is Monday, July 18, at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Independence. Interment will follow at Hilltop Cemetery, Independence.

Leona A. Distel

Jan. 6, 1928 - July 2, 2011

Leona "Sandy" A. Distel, 83, of Dallas died July 2 in Dallas.

She was born to Helen and William Klingel in Concrete, Wash.

Sandy was married for 17 years to Orville Mathews, and they had a daughter, Nancy Lee. Sandy married Richard Distel in 1959 in Montrose, Colo. They were married 45 years and had a daughter, Debra Lynn.

They lived in Ouray, Colo., for many years, enjoying family gatherings, camping, playing cards, dancing, rock collecting and, most of all, fishing.

In 1978 Richard was in a serious mining accident and they moved to Montrose to be closer to his doctors. For 26 years they lived in Shavano Valley.

Richard died in 2004. Sandy spent time in Akron, Colo., with her daughter Debra and family. Sandy moved to Oregon and in her last months was with her daughter, Nancy, staying at Dallas Retirement Village.

Sandy loved sharing stories of growing up with her brothers and sisters-in-law. She was an amazing seamstress and had many talents that included cooking and canning. She also loved bowling and being with her friends.

Sandy always took pride in her appearance and her home. She was a beautiful woman.

Animals had a special place in her heart. If she was needed, she was always there to lend a hand.

Survivors include her daughters, Nancy (Ross) Cadigan and Debra (Jody) Kogl; brothers, Willard, William, Wesley and Matt, all of the Seattle area; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Celebration of her life will be held in the hills of Montrose during Color Week in late September.

Crown Memorial Center, Salem, handled arrangements.

To view her obituary online: WWW.ANewTradition.com.

Marcia Ann Eash

May 21, 1960 - July 5, 2011

Marcia Ann Eash, 51 of Independence died July 5 in Independence.

She was born in Bowling Green, Ohio.

She had lived in Fort Wayne and Grabill, Ind.

On Nov. 5, 1978, she married Daryl Eash and they moved to Texline, Texas. They then moved to Monroe in 1982 and settled in Independence in 1988.

Marcia loved to feed calves at the dairy, volunteer at the schools their children attended, and loved being a 4-H leader and helping 4-H in Polk County and at the state level. She received the 4-H Distinguished Service Award in 2001. In 2003 she was the OSUEA Cooperator of the Year.

She served as past vice president of Polk County 4-H Leaders Association, board member for Polk County Fair Improvement Association, and past vice president of Oregon State 4-H Leaders Association.

She was a member of First Baptist Church in Independence.

Survivors include her husband, Daryl Eash of Independence; son, Dereck Eash of Monroe; daughter, Stacy Eash of Independence; mother, Marian Petersen of Corvallis; and brother, Mark Petersen of Fort Wayne.

Celebration of life was July 9 at First Baptist Church, Independence.

Contributions are suggested to the Polk County 4-H Leaders Association in care of Farnstrom Mortuary, Independence, which handled arrangements.

Marilena `Mari' Dickerson

July 19, 1932 - May 25, 2011

Mari Dickerson, 78, of Salem died May 25.

She was born to Melvin and Laura Miner and lived her youth in Abingdon, Ill.

She wed her true love, Robert "Bob" Dickerson, on March 2, 1947. They were together in marriage for 64 years.

They moved from Illinois to El Monte, Calif., and then to Covina and Julian in California. They later moved to Oregon and lived in both Dallas and Salem.

Mari worked for Sears, Roebuck & Co. in both El Monte and Pasadena for 30 years.

She was an accomplished seamstress. She sewed customized clothing, and created bridal gowns and bridesmaids dresses for more than 20 weddings.

Mari continued sewing and quilting for church projects until the final weeks of her life. She was a wonderful hostess, a talented decorator and an amazing cook.

Bob and Mari were always very active in the churches they attended, the most recent being First Christian Church, Marion Street, Salem.

Survivors include her husband, Bob Dickerson of Salem; daughter, Bobbie (Mike) Havey of Pacific City; son, Richard (Shelly) Dickerson of Dallas; sister, Mavis Parkins; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Memorial service will be on her birthday, Tuesday, July 19, at 1 p.m. at First Christian Church, Marion Street, Salem.

Clifford Harold Trube

Sept. 23, 1936 - July 2, 2011

Clifford Harold Trube, 74, of Salem died July 2 in Salem.

Together, he and his wife Jane had seven children. At the time of their marriage Jane had three children, Cliff had two and together they had two more. He like to call it a "hers, mine and ours" family. In his eyes there was no difference; they were all equal parts of the whole.

He loved his family, old westerns and cop shows.

Cliff had owned an Arco service station in Falls City in the 1970s. He moved to Nevada and later returned to Oregon.

In Nevada he liked to drive around old ghost towns looking for treasures. The Carson City Nugget was his weekend retreat and Keno was his game. He loved Oregon for the cool weather and the memories he shared with Jane.

He was preceded in death by Jane, his wife of 32 years, and daughter, Terri.

Survivors include his brother, Richard; daughters, Pamela, Melissa, Pauline and Margie; sons, Ashley and Monte; 18 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

Celebration of life service is Saturday, July 16, at 2 p.m. at Grace Baptist Church, Dallas.

Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service, Salem, handled arrangements.

Orville `Mike' L. Michaelson

April 22, 1930 - July 4, 2011

Orville "Mike" Michaelson, 81, of Dallas died July 4.

He was born on his grandfather's homestead at Tilden, Neb., to Henry and Margret Dredge Michaelson.

He started school at Dutch Hollows in Antelope County, Neb., and helped on the family farm.

Mike began working on other farms, staying all summer, when he was about 11 years old. He graduated from high school in Neligh in 1948, and joined the Army.

Mike served in Alaska during the Korean War, moving aircraft guns to protect the territory.

He left the military in 1952 as a Sergeant 1st Class and returned to Neligh in 1951 to work for the U.S. Postal Service and later as a carpenter.

He married Donna Eckley at West Point, Neb., on Aug. 22, 1953.

While Mike and Donna were on vacation in Oregon in June 1958, he was offered a job at Wood, Johnson and Rose. They moved in August 1958 to Dallas, where they have lived for 53 years.

But after moving to Oregon, Mike then went to work for Carrier and Son. He helped build many schools and banks in Corvallis, Albany, Amity and Grand Ronde. He later was employed by the Department of the Interior at the Bureau of Mines in Albany. He was a cabinet maker.

Mike was a lifetime member of the Corvallis Cheutinine Kennel Club, a member of the Salem Antique Club and the American Legion. He was a volunteer firefighter when he lived in Neligh. He loved camping, fishing and his dogs. Mike loved gardening and took pride in his yard.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Alfred, Harold and Irwin; and sisters, Fern and Dorothy.

Survivors include his wife, Donna Michaelson of Dallas; son, Darcy (Rozellen) of Dallas; sisters, Opal (Glen) Boel of Freemont, Neb., Lois (Duard) Dempster of Orchard, Neb., and Sherley (Glen) Hopkins of Omaha, Neb.; three grandsons; and two great-grandchildren.

Memorial service was July 11 at Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center. Inurnment followed at Dallas Cemetery.

Contributions are suggested to the Willamette Humane Society in care of the mortuary.

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

Irvin George

Voth, M.D.

Jan. 1, 1919 - June 27, 2011

Dr. Irving George Voth, 92, of Portland died June 27.

He was born in Dallas to George and Agnes Voth.

He grew up in a farming household in Dallas, where the family were members of Salt Creek Baptist Church.

Irv graduated from Dallas High School. He excelled in scholarship, track, baseball and basketball. He then graduated from Linfield College, where he was a member of Alpha Gamma Nu fraternity and ran track.

On June 22, 1942, Irv married the love of his life, Viola (Vi), and they were married for 68 years. Together they traveled across county, where he graduated from the University of Rochester Medical School.

Irv served as a Naval medical officer during World War II and the Korean War.

He and Vi returned to Portland to raise their family. He practiced internal medicine and became the medical director for Pacific NW Bell Telephone Co.

When he retired from the practice of medicine, he became a real estate broker and founder of Crossroads Realty Co. Inc.

He cherished family and times spent together at the family farm in Parkrose and beach property in Seaside.

Irv had a love for life. He was incredibly kind and took a special interest in people's lives. He was a man without pretense who enjoyed the simple and poignant pleasures of life.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Elmo; son, Wayne; and grandson, Ryan.

Survivors include his wife, Vi; children, Patti Tu of Omaha, Neb., Wayne (Gail), Larry (Judy) and Randy (Janet), all of Portland; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Private family celebration of life will be held.

Contributions are suggested to the Linfield College Alumni Scholarship Fund.

For an online guest book: www.oregonlive.com/obits.

Harold Dean Mercier

April 18, 1930 - July 6, 2011

Harold "Dean" Mercier, 81, of Grand Ronde walked on peacefully on July 6 in Grand Ronde.

He was born at the home of his parents, Harold and Velma Hudson Mercier in Grand Ronde.

As a child at the age of 9, he began helping in his dad with various logging responsibilities. He also enjoyed boxing until a broken arm when he was 15 ended his aspirations of becoming a professional boxer.

He purchased his first logging truck when he was 16. After completing his education he devoted his life to the logging industry.

Dean was very involved with the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde. He served as a council member and was the chairman during the restoration of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde in 1983.

He was proud of his service to his people. Dean is the great-grandson of Martha Jane Sands, whose statue stands in the Spirit Mt. Casino, in honor of her and for the journey she made on the Trail of Tears, Dean's aunt Gertrude is also displayed sitting next to Martha Jane Sands.

Dean also served as intake personnel with Social Services in Salem. He loved working with children and enjoyed spending time with the youth. Dean enjoyed the time he spent coaching baseball, hunting and fishing. He was known to be the life of the party and always had a good time.

In 1966 Dean was the champion at the Dory Derby Days in Pacific City. He won the various competitions and was awarded a plaque with his name as a previous champion mounted in Pacific City.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Jerry Dorland; daughter, Jackie Whisler; stepson, Keoki Santos; sister, Veberly Ann; and brother, Eldon Mercier.

Survivors include his wife, Christina Mercier; son, Harold Dean Jr.; daughter, Cheryl (Bill) Carl; stepdaughter, Janice (Patrick) Croskey; eight grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one step-great-grandchild; and blood brother, Richard Shannon.

Recitation of the Rosary is Thursday, July 14, at 7 p.m. at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Grand Ronde. Service is Friday, July 15, at 11 a.m. at the Tribal Gymnasium followed by interment at the Tribal Cemetery.

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

George Anthony Hall

Dec. 25, 1945 - July 10, 2011

George Anthony Hall, 65, of Dallas died July 10 in Dallas.

He was born in Santa Fe, N.M., to Clifford Ragland and Vivian Anita Wicklin Hall.

George worked in the Long Beach, Calif., shipyards and for a helicopter company in Portland. He had attended college for one year in Iowa after graduating from high school in Mundelein, Ill.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Loretta.

Survivors include his mother, Vivian of Oklahoma City, Okla.; and sisters, Emma Jean Felix of Oklahoma City and Anita Lee McDonald of Dupont, Wash.

Graveside service is Monday, July 18, at 11 a.m. at Dallas Cemetery.

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

Kenneth Melvin Thelin

Oct. 7, 1923 - July 4, 2011

Kenneth Melvin Thelin, 87, of Dallas died July 4 in Dallas.

He was born in Browns Valley, Minn., to Harry and Alma Floan Thelin.

He married Carolyn Halleman on Feb. 14, 1944, in Portland. They lived in Gold Beach for many years prior to moving to Dallas in 1969.

Ken worked for the Jones Veneer Mill, retiring in 1991.

He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Sons of Norway, Pacific Coast Norwegian's Singers Association and the Salem Thorsman. He enjoyed woodworking, Lefse making and, most of all, his family.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn of Dallas; daughter, Carol McNair of Longview, Wash.; son, K. Chris Thelin of Gold Beach; brothers, Alvin and Donald; sister, Lois Ganoe; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Memorial service is Wednesday, July 13, at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church on Fir Villa Road, Dallas.

Contributions are suggested to the church.

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

Vivian 'Vickie' Bartlett

July 5, 2011

At the young age of 73, Vivian "Vickie" Bartlett of Orange CA, beloved sister, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother went home July 5, 2011.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James O. Bartlett Sr. and their only son James "Jimmy" Bartlett Jr.

She is survived by her brother Robert Byrd of Tooele Utah, daughters Michel Miller (Rick) of Dallas, Kimberly Brown of Torrance CA., Rebecca Williams of Lebanon TN, and Polly O'Neal of Orange CA. She is also survived by her grandchildren Alicia, Andrew, Jacob, Cory, Emilie, Jarrett, David, Nicolas, Holley and Brian. Also her great-grandchildren: Jazmin, Amber, Miah, Ryder, Kyler and Taylor.

She will be missed and forever remembered.

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