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Mike Winters    July 6, 1939 - May 18, 2014    Mike Winters, 74, of Salem died May 18 after a four-year battle with cancer.    He was born to Albert and Hazel Winters in Ontario.    Mike graduated from Harper High School in Harper in 1957. In 1959 he Mike joined the Army and it was during his time in the military that through a friend he met the love of his life, Sharon Moore. Mike and Sharon were married in 1961 in Madras and spent the next 53 wonderful years together.    Shortly after they were married Mike and Sharon moved to Klamath Falls where Mike went to school at Oregon Technology Institute. Following graduation he accepted a position with Towmotor in Dallas in 1966. He was employed at Towmotor until the plant closed in 1987. After this he sold real estate in the Salem and Dallas areas.    Mike was always involved with his four boys in all their sporting events. For many years he coached little league baseball in Dallas and was at one time president of Kids. Inc. in Dallas. One of his greatest pleasures in life was attending the sporting events of his kids and grandkids.    Survivors include his wife, Sharon; sons, Kevin, Gary, Jamie, and Guy; and five grandchildren.    Celebration of Life for Mike is Saturday at 2 p.m. at Valley Baptist Church in Perrydale.    Restlawn Funeral Home, Salem handled arrangements. Joy E. Dakin    Oct. 11, 1916 - May 15, 2014 Joy E. Dakin, 97, of Dallas died May 15 in Dallas.    She was born in Madison, Wis., to Glenn Stanley and Maya Presber Custer.    Joy graduated from Central High School in Madison and attended the University of Wisconsin for a couple of years. She moved to Southern California to recover from an illness and before she returned to Wisconsin had met her future husband, Arthur Douglas Dakin. In 1993 they moved from California to live in Dallas. Doug died in 1995.    In Dallas, Joy joined the First Presbyterian Church. In her lifetime she enjoyed dancing, swimming, boating, fishing and in the winter ice skating. She loved to bowl and continued bowling well into her 80s. She also enjoyed sewing and knitting. Joy was very active with the SABLE House in Dallas.    She was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.    Survivors include her daughters, Kathleen Gould of Dallas and Gaye Guillmette of Burbank, Calif.; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.    Memorial service is Thursday at 2 p.m. at Dallas First Presbyterian Church. Interment will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Burbank, Calif.    Contributions are suggested to SABLE House or Willamette Valley Hospice in care of the Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center which handled arrangements.    To send an online condolence: www.dallastribute.com. Mariellen C. Shenk    April 14, 1943 - April 14, 2014 Service for Mariellen C. Shenk is Friday at 3:30 p.m. at Dallas Evangelical Bible Church followed by a reception. Private burial will be held.    Contributions are suggested to Gideons International.    Bollman Funeral Home, Dallas handled local arrangements. To send an online condolence: www.dallastribute.com. Hope Christine Anderson    May 21, 1962 - May 12, 2014 Celebration of life for Hope Christine Anderson is Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center followed by a potluck reception at the Dallas City Park.    Memorial contributions may be made at www.gofundme.com/95GPLS .    Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center handled arrangements. To send an online condolence: www.dallastribute.com. Adele C. Zandol    Oct. 4, 1914 - May 20, 2014 Adele C. Zandol, 99, of Dallas died May 20 in Dallas.    Memorial service is June 14 at 2 p.m. at Dallas First Presbyterian Church.    Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center handled arrangements. To send an online condolence: www.dallastribute.com. Neoma Chrisman Reynolds Robertson    1919 - 2014    Neoma's days began by reading the Bible and then tending her much loved flower gardens. Neoma joined her beloved son, who died at the tender age of 19 years old on May 20, 2014. Neoma was born in Cedar Rapids, Nebraska, January 2, 1919 to Walter and Lena Jane Williams. The youngest of three girls, Neoma learned early "How to work."    When Neoma started school, she and her two sisters rode one horse to the school house. One can only imagine the sight that must have been, as Neoma was the youngest and got the rear end of the horse. Neoma was very quick in her studies, graduating at the age of 16 and then getting her teaching license. She taught three years in a one room school house, in Nebraska then one year in Iowa.    She met Marcel Chrisman at a dance in McClelland, Iowa. They married on July 5, 1940. When World War II began, Neoma went to work at Howard Manufacturing in Council Bluffs, Iowa, working on "walkie talkies." Neoma took the afternoon shift and her husband Marcel manned the evening shift working in Omaha, Nebraska, in the bomber plant working on B-17 wings.    When the war ended, the factories closed and Marcel traveled to Sheridan, Oregon to find work. A short time later he sent for Neoma and she had one of her famous "garage sales," to pay for the train fare to Oregon. Neoma traveled with her three children, Marlene, Gene and Gary to Portland, Oregon. From Portland they traveled by bus to Sheridan in the fall of 1945.    Their first home in Sheridan was on Red Prairie Road, which began an exodus of moving four times on the same road. Two more boys were added to the family, Terry and Billy, bringing the total to four boys and one girl.    Neoma was a self-made woman, there was no challenge to big and no task she could not figure out how to get done. She could be found remodeling a house one day and sewing a new dress the next, she could be found driving a tractor on the farm, milking a cow, canning hundreds of jars of fruits and vegetables from her orchard, and gardens.    Neoma, worked and volunteered her entire life. She was a platoon leader in the strawberry fields, floor lady at the Alderman Farms Cannery. She had a Capitol Journal route, she owned Salt Creek Grocery with her son Terry and ran a dairy farm with her second husband Don.    Neoma led a 4-H Club for many years, she was active in Buell Grange activities, she spear headed the Buell Park Restoration Project. She was one of the founders of the Red Prairie Water District, and was very active in Sheridan Methodist Church. She was a current member of the Dallas United Methodist Church.    After her divorce from Marcel, she married Don Reynolds who owned a Dairy Farm in McMinnville, Oregon. They soon moved the dairy back to "good old" Red Prairie Road. With her marriage to Don, she gained two daughters, Irene and Donna. After Don's death in 1989, Neoma married Edward Robertson in 1993, whom she divorced in 2014.    Preceding her in death, besides her parents, was her son Billy Chrisman, her two sisters, Marcella Bourne, and Wilma Evans and her niece Thelma Evans.    Survivors of Neoma, include her daughter Marlene Hirons of Gates, her sons Gene Chrisman (Sharon) of Hillsboro, Gary Chrisman (Barbara) of Dallas and Terry Chrisman of Sheridan, two step daughters Irene Reynolds of Mesa, Arizona and Donna Reynolds of Eugene along with 16 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.    Viewing was Monday at Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center. Service was Tuesday at the Dallas United Methodist Church. Private interment was at Greencrest Memorial Park in Sheridan.    To send an online condolence: www.dallastribute.com. Lucille (Lou) Katherine Gates    Dec. 1, 1916 - May 12, 2014 Lucille (Lou) Katherine Gates    Lucille Katherine Gates went to be with her loving heavenly Father on May 12, 2014. Lou was born December 1, 1916 to John and Katherine Marrs. She was raised in Portland, graduating from Grant High School.    In 1942 Lou married Don Gates and they shared 69 years of marriage. Together they raised 3 children. Lou attended First Baptist Church from the age of 12 and through the years developed a close personal relationship with Jesus. As an adult she was an active member of the Christian Homemakers Class where she made many close lifelong friendships. She also joined Women's Circles which emphasized missions. Later in life Lou volunteered at the church drop-in center serving the homeless.    Lou loved trips to Canada, Diamond Lake and the Steens Mountains with Don. Their cabin at Swift Creek Reservoir held a special place in her heart. It was here many treasured family memories were made. Lou filled that little cabin with love for all who entered. She loved being a stay at home mom to her 3 children. She was active in PTA and went on many field trips. As the family grew she welcomed becoming a Grandma and Great Grandma. Lou loved her family unconditionally and prayed for each one daily.    In 2007 Lou and Don moved to Dallas Retirement Village assisted living. She made many new friends and called her friends at table 19 her new family. At the age of 90 she became an avid gardener growing tomatoes, cucumbers, and peppers. Her flowers brightened the garden pathway for all.    Lou was preceded in death by her husband Don, sons Michael and Roger and daughter-in-law Susan. She is survived by her daughter Susan Mosley (Shawn), sister Dorothy Watson, nieces Jennifer Shetler and Debbie Marrs and nephews Jim Watson and Danny Marrs, eight grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.    Celebration of life is Saturday at 2 p.m. at Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center.    Contributions are suggested to the Swedish Hospital Tumor Bank or Willamette Valley Hospice in care of the mortuary Judith A. Segura    Aug. 11, 1941 - May 20, 2014 Memorial service for Judith A. Segura of Dallas is Saturday at 2 p.m. at Dallas Seventh-day Adventist Church.    Contributions are suggested to the International Children's Care in care of Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center which handled arrangements.    To send an online condolence: www.dallastribute.com.    

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