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Births & Deaths in Polk County families

December 20, 2000



Kendra Paige Anderson was born to Ezra and Cristy Anderson on Oct. 2.

She weighed 8 pounds, 11 ounces and was 20 inches long.

Kendra joins Asha, 2 1/2.

Her grandparents are Jim and Linda Pittman of Linsey, Ca. and Brad and Lori Anderson of Monmouth.


Lyoia Elizabeth Eckert was born to Jerry and Theresa Eckert of Independence at 9:53 p.m. on Dec. 8 at Valley Community Hospital.

She weighed 6 pounds 11 1/2 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long.

Lyoia is the couple's first child.

Her grandparents are Ben and Judy Hojara of Independence, Larry and Sharon Payne of Salem and Jerry and Aggie Eckert of Beavercreek.


Harley Roscoe Lonzo Dinesen Longshore was born to Bobbiejo Dinesen and Kenneth Longshore of Lincoln City at 9:31 a.m. on Nov. 30 at Valley Community Hospital.

He weighed 6 pounds and 8 ounces and was 19 inches long.

Harley joins Carolann Erickson, 4.

His grandparents are Malinda Wiser of Independence, David Graham of Falls City and Glen and Cheryl Longshore of Monmouth.


Robin K. Neely

March 4, 1959 - Dec. 11, 2000

Robin K. Neely of Independence died on Dec. 11 of breast cancer. She was 41.

She was born to Andrew Fred and Melba Stange Falk in Salem.

She had lived in the Monmouth and Independence area all of her life. She graduated from Central High School in Independence in 1977. She attended beauty college and had worked as a beautician.

She married Louie Neely in 1977 at Gentle Woods Park in Monmouth.

She was a member of the Christian Church in Monmouth and was an active member of the Women's Ministry at the church.

She was very involved as a team parent for the girls softball program.

She enjoyed collecting bears, walking and caring for her flower garden.

Survivors include her husband, Louie Neely of Independence; daughter, Amber Neely of Independence; mother, Melba McBee of Salem; sister, Beth Olson of Salem; and grandmother, Julia Falk of Suver.

Funeral services were Dec. 16 at the Christian Church in Monmouth and inurnment will be at Fir Crest Cemetery, Monmouth.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Christian Church, 189 S. Monmouth Ave., Monmouth, OR 97351.

Farnstrom Mortuary of Independence was in charge of the arrangements.

Larry Dale Davis

May 10, 1967 - Dec. 15, 2000

Larry Dale Davis, formerly of Dallas, died on Dec. 15 in La Pine. He was 33.

He was born a twin in Portland.

He had lived in Gilcrest and worked at Gilcrest Plywood Mill until it closed in 1988. He then moved to Dallas in 1990 and worked for Willamette Industries Plywood Division until it shut down and he was laid off.

His life was devoted to his daughter, Hollie.

He also loved the outdoors, camping, fishing and repairing rifles. He had started a new life of peace and prosperity and was raising English Bulldogs. He was also going to school for diesel mechanics and was enjoying his new home in La Pine.

Survivors include his daughter, Hollie of Salem; mother, Carol Brian of Oakridge; father, Lynn Davis of Tillamook; brothers, Lyle Davis of Seaside and Jerry Graves of Aumsville; and sister, Sherrie Nethercott of Tillamook.

Services will be Thursday, Dec. 21 at 11 a.m. at Dallas Mortuary Chapel and interment will be in Dallas Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association in care of Dallas Mortuary Chapel.

Alva Grant Davis

Jan. 24, 1923 - Dec. 18, 2000

Alva Grant Davis died on Dec. 18 at his home in Depoe Bay. He was 77.

He was born in Pueblo, Colo. and grew up in Salem.

He served with the U.S. Navy during World War II. He lived in Beaverton until 1978 when he relocated to Depoe Bay where he was a commercial fisherman.

He married Mary L. Scymanski in 1945.

Survivors include his wife, Mary; his sons, Jamie, Larry and Gary; sisters, Erma Bickford, Willma Belsher and Ethel Cashion; and eight grandchildren.

No services were held and cremation was entrusted to Farnstrom Mortuary, Independence.

Shane R. Lumby

July 17, 1971 - Dec. 16, 2000

Shane R. Lumby of Salem died on Dec. 16 at his home. He was 29.

He was born in Medford to Clarence and Carol Baldwin Lumby.

He attended high school at Central High School in Independence. He worked with his father as a roofer.

He married Charlotte Pool on Oct. 27, 1998 in Salem.

His hobbies included weightlifting, boxing and wrestling.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Daniel T. Lumby on Feb. 4, 1994.

Survivors include his wife, Charlotte Lumby of Salem; father, Clarence Lumby of Independence; mother, Carol Lumby of Independence; and sister, Tammy Lumby of Independence.

Funeral services will be Friday, Dec. 22 at 2 p.m. at Farnstrom Mortuary in Independence. Visitation will be 1 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 21 at the mortuary.

Clifford Daniel Rost

Oct. 21, 1921 - Dec. 16, 2000

Clifford Daniel Rost of Dallas died at his home on Dec. 16. He was 79.

He was born in Pueblo, Colo. to Daniel and Sadie Edwards Rost.

He joined the U.S. Army in 1941 and is a veteran of Pearl Harbor. He was discharged in 1945.

On July 15, 1945 he married Vera Lethuga in Los Angeles.

In 1953 he worked as a police office in Whittier, Calif. After seven years he and his family moved to Gardenerville, Nev. where he worked as a guidance counselor from 1960 to 1968 for the school. In 1968 he moved to Ontario where he worked for the State of Oregon as a vocational rehabilitation counselor before retiring and moving to Dallas in 1985.

He held a bachelor's degree from the University of Oregon.

He was a member of the Elks.

He was preceded in death by one sister.

Survivors include his wife, Vera of Dallas; son, Bob of Corvallis; daughter, Carla Robertson of Grants Pass; sisters, Lucille Powers of Chandler, Ariz. and Mildred Lindley of Eugene; and five grandchildren.

Graveside services were Dec. 19 at Dallas Cemetery followed by a memorial service at Bollman Funeral Home in Dallas.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Philip Catholic Church building fund in care of the funeral home.

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