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12/14 OBITUARIES

*Donald Clyde Barnes*Anna M. Yancey*Carol Lucille Givens*Harry Roland Epperly*Gerald 'Jerry' J. Spotts*Anton Postl*Stanley C. Baller*Iva Mae Foster*Tim Alan Bookey*John 'Mike' Schmitt*Dorothy C. Desmarteau

December 13, 2011

Donald Clyde Barnes

Aug. 2, 1940 - Nov. 29, 2011

Donald Clyde Barnes

Donald Clyde Barnes

Donald Clyde Barnes, 71, of Pine Bluff, Ark., died Nov. 29.

He was born in Independence to Clyde Barnes and Ruth Beck Barnes. He grew up in Dallas.

Donald had earned his living in the industrial supply business, retiring in 1997 from Kaman Bearing in Albany. Following retirement he moved to Pine Bluff to be closer to family.

He had served as a deacon in the Church of the First Born in Pine Bluff.

His pastimes included carpentry, deer hunting and spoiling grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Sammy Joe, and brothers, Bob and Jim Barnes.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Shirley Rogers Barnes; daughter, Kathy Wilkinson; sons, Will (Eva) Barnes and Troy Barnes; brother, J.T. Barnes; 13 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and extended family.

Service was Dec. 3 at the Church of the First Born. Interment was at Fitzhugh Cemetery.

Fuller Hale South Funeral Services, Pine Bluff, handled arrangements. To send an online condolence: www.fullerhalesouth.com.

Anna M. Yancey

Oct. 17, 1961 - Dec. 5, 2011

Anna M. Yancey

Anna M. Yancey

Anna Yancey, 50, of Dallas died Dec. 5 in Dallas after a courageous battle with cancer.

She was born in Dallas to Sylvester and Elizabeth Garrison.

She graduated with an associate degree in accounting and enjoyed her years of serving others in her occupation.

She married Doug Yancey on March 10, 1996.

Above all Anna was a devoted Christian and loved her Lord. She was also an excellent wife, loving mother and "Nana," and a very close daughter to her mother, Elizabeth Garrison. She spent Saturdays with her mother and enjoyed the times they shared over a cup of coffee or just being together.

Anna trained her daughters how to bargain shop and they all knew how to find the best clearance specials.

Anna and Doug had a playful relationship and cherished every moment together. The days when neither of them worked were spent together being a family. Anna and her family enjoyed their vacations to Florida and their times at the coast.

Anna worked for Oregon Housing and Community Services and enjoyed her co-workers very much. They all loved Anna, as well, and had been very supportive of the family throughout her ongoing medical challenges.

She was preceded in death by her father, Sylvester Garrison, in 2007.

Survivors include her husband, Doug Yancey of Dallas; daughters, Sarah, Wynter (Brock) Blacklaw, Britany and Megan, all of Dallas; mother, Elizabeth Garrison; and siblings, Richard Garrison, Rusty Garrison, Wayne Garrison, Edward Garrison, Dianna Ackerman and Mary Garrison.

Service was Dec. 9 at Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center.

Contributions are suggested to Dallas Church in care of the mortuary, which handled arrangements.

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

Anton Postl

June 16, 1916 - Dec. 4, 2011

Anton Postl, 95, of Salem died Dec. 4.

Memorial service is Saturday, Jan. 14, at 2 p.m. at Capitol Manor, 1955 Salem-Dallas Highway NW.

Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service, Salem, is handling arrangements.

Harry Roland Epperly

Aug. 7, 1934 - Nov. 28, 2011

Harry Roland Epperly

Harry Roland Epperly

Harry Roland Epperly, 77, of Salem died Nov. 28.

He was born in Garibaldi to Luella "Dedey" Tobias and Guy Epperly.

Harry graduated from Salem High School in 1951 and shortly after married the love of his life, Patricia Ann Schwallen.

Harry enlisted in the Air Force, where he spent 23 years of his life. The Air Force took Harry around the world, where he touched more lives than he could ever imagine.

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After retiring from the Air Force, Harry moved his family to Dallas and enrolled in the industrial arts program at Oregon State University. After graduating with his master's degree in teaching from Western Oregon University, Harry began teaching at Judson Middle School in Salem, where he continued to touch many student's lives.

In 1995 Harry was diagnosed with prostate cancer and given three to five years to live. Through the grace of God and his wife he enjoyed many more years than expected.

Harry loved God, his family and pretty much everyone he met.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Patricia; daughters, Denise Toomb (Jeff), Dianne Reimer (Wally) and Donna Birch (Eddie); sons, Dean Epperly (Debbie) and Darrin Epperly (Laurel); 14 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Celebration service was Dec. 1 at Capital Manor in Salem.

Gerald 'Jerry' J. Spotts

Aug. 2, 1937 - Nov. 26, 2011

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Gerald "Jerry" J. Spotts, 74, of Salem died Nov. 26 after a long battle with an anoxic brain injury.

He was born in Fremont, Neb., to Ellery Spotts and Marie Downie.

Jerry's family moved to Vancouver, Wash., for a short time when he was a child, then to Independence where he grew up. He attended Central High School until his senior year, then graduated from Vancouver High School. He then enlisted in the Navy.

Jerry married Linda Battey on Aug. 25, 1962. They had lived in Salem most all of their married life.

Jerry loved vacations, Hawaii and spending time with family and friends having a good time.

Survivors include his wife, Linda; sons, Doug Spotts of Salem and Craig Spotts (Ginger) of Keizer; two sisters; one brother; and three grandchildren.

Service was Nov. 30 at City View Funeral Home in Salem. Interment was at City View Cemetery.

Carol Lucille Givens

July 7, 1939 - Dec. 9, 2011

Carol Lucille Givens, 72, of Monmouth died Dec. 9 in Monmouth.

She was born in West Virginia to George and Opal Richards.

Carol grew up in Portland and attended Girls Polytechnic High School.

Carol enjoyed reading and crocheting.

Survivors included her husband, Jerry of Monmouth; daughters, Janine of Pendleton, Angel of Lake Charles, La., and Heather Rose of Salem; sons, Dan of Eugene, Stewart of Salem, David of Union City and John of Oklahoma City; numberous grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

At her request no service will be held.

Farnstrom Mortuary, Independence, handled arrangements.

Stanley C. Baller

Oct. 3, 1949 - Dec. 10, 2011

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Stanley C. Baller, 62, of Monmouth died Dec. 10 in Monmouth.

He was born in McMinnville to Henry and Irene Baller.

He graduated from Taft High School in 1967. Shortly after high school Stanley enlisted in the Army on Sept. 5, 1967, in Portland and was honorably discharged on June 1, 1973, in Fort Hood, Texas.

He married Debbie (Debra) on June 5, 1971, in Lincoln City.

Stanley enjoyed restoring classic cars and pickups. He also enjoyed camping and fishing.

Survivors include his wife, Debbie Baller of Monmouth; father, Henry "Hank" Baller of Otis; son, Stanley (Chris) Baller of Rainier; sister, Sharon Gustafson of Pagosa Springs, Colo.; and brothers, William Baller of Las Vegas and Randall "Hank" Baller of Hillsboro.

At his request no service will be held.

Farnstrom Mortuary, Independence, handled arrangements.

Tim Alan Bookey

July 15, 1951 - Dec. 8, 2011

Tim Alan Bookey

Tim Alan Bookey

Tim Bookey, 60, of Dallas died Dec. 8 in Salem.

He was born in Dallas to Cecil and Viola Bookey.

Tim graduated from Dallas High School in 1969.

He married Cheryl Wardrum on Sept. 5, 1987, in Dallas.

Tim worked at the Ore Pac plant in Dallas for 36 years, where he became friends with many in the community.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and anything that got him outdoors.

He fancied himself as a master barbecue chef and would cook up anything he could fit on the grill. He was known countywide, as well as by the fire department, for hosting a fine pig roast in the backyard. He would grow a beautiful garden and then, together with his wife, make wonderful memories in the kitchen canning more food than they could eat. Indoors he enjoyed watching hunting and fishing shows and then moving to The Roundup to play video poker and laugh with his many friends.

Tim enjoyed nothing more than hanging out in the kitchen, the hub of the home, and visiting with family and friends. He was a proud grandpa who liked being with and bragging about his grandchildren. He loved his puppy dog, Buddy, who along with all the humans who had the privilege of being in his life will miss him.

Survivors include his wife, Cheryl "Chaye" Bookey of Dallas; their children, Tami Bookey and Jason Bookey, both of Dallas, and Kale (Tyson) Sherbakoff of Portland; mother, Viola Price of Dallas; brother, Randy (Shirley) Bookey of Salton City, Calif.; and nine grandchildren.

Visitation is Thursday, Dec. 15, from 1 to 6 p.m. at Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center. Service is Friday, Dec. 16, at 11 a.m. at the mortuary. Private interment will be at Dallas Cemetery.

Contributions are suggested to the Relay For Life of Polk County in care of Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center.

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

Iva Mae Foster

Jan. 26, 1914 - Dec. 12, 2011

Iva Mae Foster, 97, of Monmouth died Dec. 12.

She was born in Cambridge, Neb., to Henry and Julia Rhodes.

Iva Mae Foster

Iva Mae Foster

On July 7, 1930, she married Earl Foster in Norton, Kan. They moved and settled in Independence in August of 1955.

Iva was a member of Christ's Church in Monmouth.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl, in April 1979, and daughter, Maxine, in February 1996.

Survivors include her sons, Robert Foster of Sumner, Wash., and William "Bill" Foster of Monmouth; daughters, Phyllis Juery and Laura Cranford, both of Auburn, Wash., Geraldine "Geri" Ross of Allen, Wash., Vera Smith of Bremerton, Wash., and Patricia Zeibert of Scio.

Graveside service is Friday, Dec. 16, at 1 p.m. at Restlawn Memory Gardens in West Salem. Memorial service will follow at 3 p.m. at Christ's Church in Monmouth.

Farnstrom Mortuary, Independence, handled arrangements.

John 'Mike' Schmitt

Nov. 30, 1948 - Dec. 12, 2011

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John 'Mike' Schmitt

John "Mike" Schmitt, 63, of Dallas died Dec. 12 in Dallas.

He was born and raised on the family farm in Dallas to Joan and Henry Schmitt.

After graduating from high school in Dallas, Mike attended Chemeketa Community College for two years while working at Safeway as a meat cutter.

He owned and operated his first grocery store in South Salem. Soon after he opened Mike's Falls City Market, where his love for cooking grew. Mike had a wonderful rapport with his customers and made great friends throughout his time working. After retiring in 2005 Mike started his own catering business called Bella Banchetto, where he loved cooking Italian-themed meals for weddings, events and his family.

He enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren and many friends while maintaining the family farm he grew up on.

Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Joy of Dallas; brother; Henry Schmitt of Arizona; children, Angee Schmitt, John Schmitt, Melissa Schmitt, Aron Schmitt, Erica Schmitt and Michael Schmitt; and four grandchildren.

Celebration of life is Saturday, Dec. 17, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Albany.

Contributions are suggested to Willamette Valley Hospice.

Crown Mortuary, Salem, handled arrangements.

Dorothy C. Desmarteau

April 5, 1918 - Dec. 8, 2011

Dorothy C. Desmarteau

Dorothy C. Desmarteau

On Thursday, December 8, 2011, our dearest mother passed away in Mt. Angel, Oregon.

She was born on April 5, 1918 in Iowa City, Iowa to Matthew and Dorothy Rock, the fourth daughter of eight children.

In February, 1944 she married Ed Desmarteau in Milwaukie, Wisconsin. Shortly after their marriage, they moved to Tacoma, Washington where Ed was stationed in the Navy. In 1956, they moved their growing family to Oregon. Dorothy was a courageous and dedicated wife, sister, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Considering all the challenges she encountered in her life, she had a great sense to always put a positive and hopeful outlook on life. She and her husband owned and operated both ABC and Addie rental stores in Salem. She was a tireless advocate and strong leader for people with developmental disabilities, all the while taking care of the family farm, and providing quality time for her eight children.

Our mom counted as her greatest blessings her family, her friends, and her Catholic faith. Her happiest moments were family gatherings. She also had many friends, especially where she lived at the Mt. Angel Towers. Daily mass and praying the rosary were an important part of her life.

She was preceded in death by husband, Ed, in 1990. She is survived by her eight children: David (Mary), Dorothy Coughlin, John, Barbara, Kathy Fabos (Greg), Ed (Kim), Karen Timpani (Mark), and MaryAnn Dierdorff (Skip). She is also survived by her 23 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Her legacy of love and care for others will continue through the generations of her family.

Her Funeral Mass will be on Friday, December 16, 2011, 11:00 am at Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Salem, Oregon, with a luncheon reception, followed by her burial at Hilltop Cemetery in Independence, Oregon.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Polk Community Living for Adults of Developmental Disabilities in Independence, Oregon. Arrangements are by Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service.

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