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5/11 Obituaries

*'Andy' Harry David Andersen*James 'Jim' Thomas Mabry*Mathilda Margaret Schultz*Donna Lee Purdy*Mildred Arline Cook*Edith Fay Egbert

'Andy' Harry David Andersen

Sept. 14, 1929 - April 30, 2011

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"Andy" Harry David Andersen, 81, of Klamath Falls, formerly of Dallas, died April 30.

He was born in Kearney, Neb., to John Wesley and Marvel Helen Green Andersen.

Andy served in the Navy during World War II with the construction battalion.

He married Velma Mae Anderson and they later divorced.

Andy worked for many years in the lumber industry, retiring as a forklift operator with the Modoc Lumber Co. after 20 years. He lived in Dallas during the 1960s and moved to Klamath Falls in 1963.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, building cabinets, dancing, framing houses and gardening.

Survivors include his sons, Garry of Dallas and Larry of Temple, Texas; daughter, Sandra Keeton of Florence; stepson, Bobbie Anderson of St. Paul, Minn.; sisters, Inez of Wallowa and Carol of Keizer; brother, Richard of Klamath Falls; 15 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Private service was held.

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

Mathilda Margaret Schultz

Aug. 2, 1913 - May 1, 2011

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Mathilda Margaret Schultz, 97, of Dallas died May 1.

She had been a resident of Dallas Retirement Village for 17 years.

She was born near Litchfield, Neb., to Margaretha and Abraham Wall.

When she was 17, her mother died and this was very difficult for Mathilda, being the youngest of three children. In July 1932 Mathilda welcomed a stepmother, Elizabeth Olfert, into the family.

Dave, a good-looking young man, came into Mathilda's life by way of choir practices at church. After several years of friendship, they married on Sept. 28, 1932, in Lustre, Mont. From there they moved to Fort Peck, Mont., then to California.

By 1942, Dave and Mathilda decided to move to Dallas, where they settled on a 12-plus acre place on Oakdale Road. They continued buying land to develop their farm into a Grade A dairy business for many years.

Evangelical Bible Church was their place of worship and loving service until they moved to the Dallas Retirement Village in 1994. Dave died in 1996. They had been married for 64 years.

To keep busy Mathilda took on several activities. She wrote her life's story and had it printed for all her family members. She also spent many hours on her sewing machine making hundreds of doll quilts with a doll enclosed to take to Salem Union Gospel Mission at Christmas time for gifts. She loved playing bingo and making friends at the center.

Mathilda loved new adventures. She and Dave enjoyed a trip to Israel and in November 1992 the whole family went to Hawaii. She visited Hawaii another time and learned to snorkel, ride a boogie board and not act her age. She went rafting and took an 18-wheeler trip as well.

Survivors include her daughters, Jean (Harvey) Classen of Dallas and Betty (Bob) Isaac of Albany; sons, Les (Mary) Schultz of Salem, Marlin (Jan) Schultz of Eugene and Jon (Joyce) Schultz of Poulsbo, Wash.; brothers, Harvey (Martha) Wall of Dallas and Lee (Kathy) Wall of Salem; stepbrothers, Melvin Olfert of Dallas and Homer Olfert of Salem; stepsister, Sophie Klassen; 18 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Service is Saturday, May 14, at 11 a.m. at Evangelical Bible Church in Dallas.

Contributions are suggested to Gideons or the Salem Union Gospel Mission in care of Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center, which handled arrangements.

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

James 'Jim' Thomas Mabry

Dec. 29, 1938 - May 6, 2011

James "Jim" Thomas Mabry, 72, of Salem died May 6 in Salem.

Survivors include his wife, Pamela of Salem; daughters, Lori Mabry and Lisa Zuniga, both of Salem; brothers, Don of Dallas and William of Salem; stepsister, Bobby Moore of Dallas; and half-brother, Robert Parker of Corvallis.

Celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Farnstrom Mortuary, Independence, handled arrangements.

Donna Lee Purdy

Dec. 8, 1935 - May 7, 2011

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Donna Lee Purdy, 75, of Dallas died May 7 in Salem.

She was born to Darrel Cowden and Nellie Myers Cowden in Portland.

Donna had lived in Dallas for four years and was retired.

She married Oswald I. Purdy on Dec. 25, 1955, in Coos Bay.

Survivors include her husband, Oswald Purdy; sons, Michael Purdy, Kevin Purdy and Tim Purdy; daughters, Kelly Stenberg and Deborah Delaney; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Celebration of life will be Saturday, May 11, at 11 a.m. at Orchard Heights Winery in West Salem.

Contributions are suggested to Salem Hospital Foundation, ICU Fund, P.O. Box 14001, Salem, OR 97309.

Farnstrom Mortuary, Independence, handled arrangements.

Mildred Arline Cook

Nov. 30, 1913 - May 7, 2011

Mildred Arline Cook, 97, of Independence died May 7 in Independence.

Private family service will be held.

Farnstrom Mortuary, Independence, handled arrangements.

Edith Fay Egbert

Nov. 20, 1918 - May 8, 2011

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Edith Fay Egbert, 92, of Salem died May 8.

Viewing will be Wednesday, May 11, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center.

Service will be in Tiffin, Ohio, and interment will be in Egbert Cemetery in Tiffin.

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

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