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Obituaries July 10

July 09, 2002

Bruce James Jenkins

Feb. 8, 1950 -- July 3, 2002

Bruce J. Jenkins of Salem died July 3. He was 52.

He was born in Salem to Marvin and Hilda Schutz Jenkins. He graduated from Central High School in Independence in 1968. He received an associate's degree in drafting from Chemeketa Community College.

He worked for the Oregon Department of Transportation for 31 years.

He enjoyed golfing and baseball. He was a diehard New York Yankees fan.

He is survived by his mother, Hilda Jenkins; brothers, Greg and Lee Jenkins all of Independence; and sister, Sue Payton of Monmouth.

Graveside services were held July 5 at Dallas Cemetery. Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 13 at the Rickreall Grange.

Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Children's Hospital in Portland, in care of Dallas Mortuary Chapel.

Dallas Mortuary Chapel is handling the arrangements.

John 'Jack' Leo Moothart

Dec. 6, 1924 -- July 1 2002


John "Jack" Leo Moothart of Independence died July 1. He was 77.

He was born in Sioux City, Iowa to Thurman and Rose McGrath Moothart. He went to high school in Madison, S.D. and attended St. Johns College in St. Cloud, Minn.

He served in an Army medic unit from 1943 to 1945. He was in Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge.

He worked as an accountant for 25 years at Fibre in Longview, Wash. In 1970, he purchased Moothart's Market. He retired in 1995.

He was president of Fibre's Credit Union's board of directors from 1963 to 1965. He was Mayor of Independence from 1972 to 1976.

He was Independence's First Citizen in 1978. He organized the city's first fireworks celebration and was one of the organizers of the Independence Monmouth Winter Olympics.

He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Elks Lodge, American Legion and Knights of Columbus.

He enjoyed golf and bowling.

He married Laura Kampa on Nov. 27, 1948.

He was preceded in death by his grandson, Eric Konop.

He is survived by his wife, Laura Moothart; daughters, Dian Moothart of Longview, Wash. and Debra Moothart of Independence; sons, Michael Moothart of Bellingham, Wash., John Moothart Jr. of Portland and Robert Moothart of Sublimity; brothers, Francis Moothart of Orville Calif., Donald Moothart of Longview, Mark Moothart of Portland, James Moothart of Debary, Fla. and William Moothart of Westlake Village, Calif; sisters, Mary Schmidt of Orville, Calif., Marjorie Varner of Silverdale, Wash. and Dolores Smith of Lake Havasu, Ariz.; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

A funeral mass was held July 6 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Independence. A vault was interred at Hilltop Cemetery in Independence.

Memorial contributions may be made in John L. Moothart's name to St. Patrick Catholic Church.

Farnstrom Mortuary in Independence is handling the arrangements.

Rosalie Marie Rogers

April 8, 1941 -- July 1, 2002

Rosalie Marie Rogers of Dayton, Texas died July 1 at her daughter's house in Monmouth. She was 61.

She was born in Galveston, Texas to Arnold and Marie Napoli Heitman.

She worked for Mrs. Baird's Bakeries for 12 years. She was a member of the Eastgate Church in Dayton, Texas. She enjoyed her devotion.

She liked listening to gospel and country music, fishing, crocheting and spending time with family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her infant daughter, Rebecca Ann Faircloth; father, Arnold Heitman; sister, Jean Martin; and brothers, A.J. Heitman and Ronnie Krampota.

She is survived by her daughters, Debbie Marks of Texas and Rita Gray of Monmouth; son Carlton Faircloth of Texas; mother, Marie Krampota of Texas; brothers, John Krampota, Tony Heitman and Ricky Krampota all of Texas, and Tom Krampota of Florida; sisters, Sharon Cochran, Karen McCullough and Katie Lee Williams, all of Texas; and four grandchildren.

Services will be held at Palms Memorial Park in Dayton, Texas.

Farnstrom Mortuary in Independence is handling the arrangements.

Lillie Zahnle-Grubbs

August 12, 1921 -- July 2, 2002

Lillie Zahnle-Grubbs of Dallas died July 2 at Salem Hospital. She was 80.

She was born in Bruce, Wis. to Swiss immigrants Ernest and Rosa Schnieter Wuethrich. She graduated from high school in Bruce.

She went to work in Chicago, where she met and married Gerald Zahnle. He died in 1955.

She married Clarence Grubbs June 21 in Reno, Nev.

She worked as a bookkeeper for Dallas Electric during the 1960s. In the 1970s, she was an aide for the Dallas High School home economics department. In the 1980s, she was an assistant cook at the Ladd & Bush Bank employee lunchroom in Salem.

She enjoyed cooking, reading, fishing, gardening and traveling with her husband. She loved spending time with her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Grubbs; sons, Jerry Zahnle and Michael Zahnle; and stepson, Jerry Grubbs.

She is survived by daughters, Carol Hudson of Vancouver, Wash. and Debra Zahnle of Corvallis; stepdaughter, Mary Ann Cook of Newport; brother, William Wuethrich of Coos Bay; sister, Betty Rolstad of Chaska Minn.; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

A celebration of her life was held July 8 at the First Presbyterian Church in Dallas. Memorial contributions may be made to the Delbert Hunter Arboretum or to the Dallas Public Library Memorial Book Program care of Bollman Funeral Home.

Bollman Funeral Home of Dallas is handling the arrangements.

Jessie Caroline Boget

April 12, 1905 -- July 4, 2002

Jessie Caroline Boget died July 4. She was 97.

She was born in London and raised in Denmark. She became a United States citizen in 1943, after living in England, Denmark and Cuba. She spent her last 27 years in Newport, Monmouth and Dallas.

She married Christian J. Boget in 1926.

She enjoyed traveling through many countries and most states. She was a member of Eastern Star and Order of Amaranths.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Christian; and daughter, Gladys DeLaney.

She is survived by her son, John Boget of Dallas; six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

At her request, no services will be held. Internment will be in Vancouver, Wash.

James Calvin Harrington

July 4, 1924 -- July 4, 2002


James Calvin Harrington died July 4 in Salem on his 78th birthday.

He was born in Indianola, Okla. He worked for the Southern Pacific Railroad in Oakland, Calif. for 40 years with no injuries.

He retired in 1983 and moved to Dallas in 1993.

He married Betty J. Harrington in Denuba, Calif. They were married for 56 years.

He was a member of the VFW Post 03203. He was a member of the Church of Christ. He enjoyed spending time with friends at church, at the Heather Lane Mobile Villa and at the Dallas Senior Center.

He is survived by his wife, Betty; son, David of Rochester, N.Y.; mother, Fanny Harrington of Hayward, Calif.; five brothers; two sisters; and three grandchildren.

A celebration of his life was held July 7 at Heather Lane.

Heritage Monument Co. of Dallas is handling the arrangements.

Edith "Elaine" Riordan

Sept. 27, 1924 -- July 4, 2002

Edith "Elaine" Riordan died July 4. She was 77.

She was born in Dodge City, Kan.

She met K.R. "Pat" Riordan in Dutch Harbor, Alaska. They married July 5, 1942 in Pierson, Iowa. They were married 54 years until his death in 1997.

The Navy also took them to Kodiak, Alaska and Bremerton, Wash.

She settled first in Eugene and then, in 1974, in Dallas.

She moved to Hidden Lakes Retirement Community in Salem in 1997.

She was a manager for Reed and Cross Nursery in Eugene from 1967 to 1974.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Pat; and daughter, Margie Ruth.

She is survived by her son, Robert R. Riordan of New Haven, N.H.; daughters, Sallie Hemmingsen of Portland and Patricia Smith of Dallas; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 10 at Restlawn Mausoleum in Salem. Dallas Mortuary Chapel is handling the arrangements.

William M. Johnson

March 11, 1948 -- July 5, 2002

William M. Johnson of Dallas died July 5 at Salem Hospital. He was 54 years old.

He was born in Dallas to Murray and Marion Johnson. He lived most his life in Polk County. He served in the Navy from 1965 to 1969. He worked several years in Alaska.

He enjoyed family, friends, hunting, fishing and camping.

He is survived by his daughter, Elizabeth Mersch of Dallas; son, William Johnson of Independence; brother, Ron Johnson of Dallas; sister, Elaine Smith of Monmouth; and three grandchildren.

Graveside services were held at Fir Crest Cemetery in Monmouth.

Contributions may be made to any charity in William Johnson's name.

Farnstrom Mortuary is handling the arrangements.

Jennie Spencer Baty

July 1, 1913 -- July 4, 2002

Jennie Spencer Baty of Monmouth died July 4. She was 89.

She was born and raised in Escalante, Utah. She earned an elementary education degree from the University of Utah.

She taught in Moab, West Bountiful and Farmington, all in Utah.

She moved to Monmouth in 1979. She loved the Willamette Valley's climate and enjoyed gardening. She wrote and published a novel in 1980.

She was a voracious reader, genealogist and storyteller. She was opinionated, had a sense of humor and pride in her country, family and God.

She was a member of the Mormon Church.

She is survived by her sons, Henry Baty of Moab, Utah; Clint Baty of American Fork, Utah; George Baty of Salt Lake City, Walter Baty of Monmouth, Floyd Baty of Phoenix, Ariz., Jeff Baty of Sandy, Utah, and Joseph Baty of Centerville, Utah; daughters, Marie Owensby of Montrose, Colo., and Margaret Steed of Monmouth; sister, Emma Illi of Bountiful, Utah; 38 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held in Utah.

Farnstrom Mortuary in Independence is handling the arrangements.

Jean A. Howe

Sept. 27, 1923 -- July 1, 2002


Jean A. Howe of West Salem died July 1. She was 78.

She was born in Highmore, S.D. to Carl and Harriet Patterson Enstad. She came to Dallas in 1938 with her family.

She graduated from Dallas High School in 1941. She worked for Salem Title in Dallas. She worked as a court reporter at Camp Adair, Kingsley Field and Mather Air Force Base. She retired in 1980 and moved to West Salem.

She enjoyed cooking, arts and crafts, collecting gadgets, music and traveling. She was an active member of Beta Sigma Phi, Salem chapter, and the Sons of Norway.

She is survived by her sister, Eileea Bourne of Salem; and brother, Dean Enstad of Oregon City.

There will be a gathering from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 21 at Dallas Mortuary Chapel. Private interment will be in Dallas Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Make A Wish Foundation, Salem chapter, the American Cancer Society, or a local Humane Society in care of Dallas Mortuary Chapel.

Dallas Mortuary Chapel is handling the arrangements.

Vernon George "Bud" Dyck

Nov. 3, 1924 -- July 3, 2002


Vernon George "Bud" Dyck died July 3 in Salem. He was 77.

He was born in Dallas to Isaak and Adaline Hiebenthal Dyck. He grew up on the farm and attended Polk Station grade school.

He served as an usher in the Grace Mennonite Church and sang in the choir.

He married Bette June Liesy Feb. 9, 1945. He was rejected from the armed services due to his asthma.

He worked for Lambert Rock Co. for years before going into business himself. He built driveways in Dallas and worked around the state. He worked as a security guard for several years.

He loved fishing and traveling across North America and Europe.

After retiring, he moved to Salem and joined the First Baptist Church. He later joined the First Church of the Nazarene.

He was known for his sweet demeanor and attitude. He enjoyed helping others.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Edward, and his wife, Bette.

He is survived by his son, Tony; sisters, LaNora Schierling and Vivian Schellenberg of Dallas; and three grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, July 16 at the First Church of the Nazarene in Salem.

Lucien Moxley Davidson

Sept. 18, 1990 -- June 20, 2002

Janesse Emily Davidson

May 15, 1992 -- June 20, 2002

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 13 at the Grand Ronde Tribal Governance Center atrium.

Contributions may be made to the Davidson family at Bollman Funeral Home in Dallas or Bank of America.

Bollman Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Harold Booth Stowell

Feb. 20, 1923 -- July 4, 2002


Harold Stowell of Independence died July 4 in Salem. He was 79.

He was born in Scottsbluff, Neb. to Harold and Fannie Booth Stowell. He grew up on the family homestead near Lingle, Wyo. In 1936, he moved to San Fernando, Calif. He moved to Madera, Calif. in 1954 and Etha, Calif. in 1973. He moved to the Willamette Valley in 1977.

He married Gladys Blatchford on Aug. 7, 1956.

He served in the Army from 1945 to 1946.

He enjoyed gardening, rock collecting and coin collecting. He was a member of the Dallas Evangelical Church.

He is survived by his wife, Gladys of Independence; daughters, Pamela Wright of Independence and Jean Goodin of Visalia, Calif.; sons, James Stowell of Carlton and Steven Stowell of Dallas; sisters, Margaret Fields of Auburn, Calif., Frances White of Salem and Marie Argo of Lebanon; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services were July 10 at Dallas Evangelical Church. Graveside services were at English Cemetery in Monmouth.

Memorial contributions may be made to Dallas Evangelical Church's new building fund, care of Dallas Mortuary Chapel.

Dallas Mortuary Chapel is handling the arrangements.

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