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*Joe Arthur Yancey*Katherine 'Kathy' Elaine Wells*David Douglas Dorn*Robert Stephen Lehman

David Douglas Dorn

April 4, 1975 - June 19, 2012

David Douglas Dorn, 37, of Monmouth died June 19 in Monmouth.

He was born and raised in Maryland.

David graduated from high school against all odds. He had worked at a McDonald's for 13 years where he gained the name "Mr. Dave."

He moved in 2009 to Oregon, where he was never happier. He enjoyed participating in the Special Olympics.

Survivors include his sisters, Bonnie Bain and Rachael Allen, both of Salem; father, William Dorn of Salem; mother, Pauline Martell of Mississippi; and an extended family.

Graveside service was Tuesday at Fir Crest Cemetery in Monmouth.

Farnstrom Mortuary, Independence, handled arrangements.

Joe Arthur Yancey

Aug. 12, 1942 - June 19, 2012

Joe Arthur Yancey

Joe Arthur Yancey, 69, of Dallas died June 19 in Dallas.

He was born in Lindsay, Calif., to Garlie Garfield "Ben" Yancey and Ruth Virginia Blagg Sigford.

He was serving in the Army National Guard when he married Trula Ludden on Jan. 12, 1968, in Las Vegas.

Joe then worked for the California Department of Forestry as an engineer with the fire department. He retired after more than 25 years in 1993. Looking to provide a better way of life for his family, he moved them from Porterville, Calif., to Dallas in 1993.

He was dedicated to his family and very proud of his children. He helped raise his granddaughters and loved them very much.

Joe had a great sense of humor and enjoyed hunting, guns and computers. He was also an avid reader. Joe was always a hard worker and a good provider for his family.

Survivors include his wife, Trula of Dallas; daughter, Tina (John) Kreloff of Salem; sons, Doug Yancey and Joe (Heather) Yancey, all of Dallas; sister, Susan Curnow of Bakersfield, Calif.; four granddaughters; one honorary grandson; and one great-granddaughter.

Private family service was held.

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

Robert Stephen Lehman

April 25, 1941 - June 21, 2012

Robert Stephen Lehman, 71, of Dallas died Thursday.

He was born to Edward John and Harriett Patricia Lees Lehman in Portland.

He graduated from Beaverton High School and in the mid 1960s served in the Army. He received a bachelor's degree from Pacific University in Forest Grove and worked for many years as a Certified Public Accountant.

He had lived in Idaho before returning to Oregon to live in Dallas about 10 years ago. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and golf.

Survivors include his brothers, Lee of Dallas and Tim of Beaverton, along with an extended family.

Arrangements are private.

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

Katherine 'Kathy' Elaine Wells

June 14, 1960 - June 20, 2012

Katherine 'Kathy' Elaine Wells

Kathy Wells, 52, of Kings Valley died June 20 in Blodgett.

She was born in Corvallis to Esley and Sandra (Mintken) Moon.

Kathy grew up in Azalea, Wilbur, Corvallis and Philomath, where she graduated from high school in 1978. Kathy attended Linn-Benton Community College and was the first woman to graduate from the school's diesel tech program.

In 1979 she married Rick Wells in Corvallis.

A "Jack of all Trades," Kathy could do anything she set her mind to. She was a "grease monkey" working on cars and trucks, and also cut and wrapped meat, crocheted and did woodworking. Kathy was a devoted wife, mother, aunt and grandmother who taught her infinite useful skills to numerous friends and family.

Kathy held different occupations for Safeway, Sears, E.D. Hughes, and was co-owner of TreeTaxi Express and K&R Farms.

Kathy was a past member of the Hoskins-Kings Valley Fire Department and had served as a 4-H leader for more than 20 years.

She was preceded in death by her father, Esley, and brothers, Dan and Dennis Moon.

Survivors include her husband, Rick; mother, Sandra; children, Mary Louise (Lando) Robeson of Toledo, Audrey Ann (Chris) Mortensen of Dallas, Sarah Marie (Mike) Hibbs of Chitwood, and Austin Tyler Wells of Kings Valley; brothers, Terry Moon of Alaska and Les Moon of Philomath; sister, Linda Thompson-Moon of Philomath; and eight grandchildren.

Celebration of life is Saturday at 1 p.m. at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Corvallis. A reception follows at the T.E. Bell Ranch.

Contributions are suggested to the Katherine Wells Memorial Fund at any Citizens Bank branch. For more information on how you can help the family, visit www.lotsahelpinghands.com/c/659167/.

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

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