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October 30, 2012
Sept. 1, 1935 - Oct. 14, 2012
Sandra Long Henry
Sandra Long Henry, 77, of Salem died Oct. 14.
She was born to Thelma and Clark Long in Sacramento, Calif.
She attended Seattle Pacific College for one year, then was hired by Pacific Northwest Bell (PNB) for a summer job that turned into a 35-year career. She retired in 1990 as dial chief manager. She represented PNB on the Salem Downtown Development Commission for almost a decade as well as being a popular company speaker.
Sandra married Bill Henry in 1956. She is survived by their son, Bret (Gail) of Lake Oswego; longtime companion, Bill Blitz; brother, Clark "Bud" (Kathy) Long; and one granddaughter.
Sandra loved the Salem community and many nonprofit organizations benefited from her volunteer leadership and financial assistance. In recent years she served as a deacon at Westminster Presbyterian Church, as a member of the Salem Newcomer's Club and as a volunteer with the Elsinore Theatre. She was one of the first women executives in the nation to be in charge of a local United Way program (Salem) and was involved in the campaign of former Oregon State Rep. Donna Zajonc.
She was grateful to be a longtime breast cancer survivor and was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) in March. Last month she organized one more Salem fundraising community project with her family and friends for "Sandy's Crew" at the State Capitol Walk to Defeat ALS.
One of Sandra's greatest gifts was in "collecting" so many friends and acquaintances of all ages under her wing, taking great interest in them in a wide variety of ways that changed their lives.
Sandra had a lifelong interest in learning. She was always up to date on current events in Salem through her wide range of contacts and was a gifted conversationalist and great listener. In retirement she became an expert bridge player, winning many tournaments with a variety of Salem-area bridge clubs and continued to host competitions at her own home even when she could no longer hold her own cards.
She loved to create travel adventures and made three world cruises, including the inaugural trip for the USS Rotterdam. She especially loved to visit Hawaii and the ocean.
At Sandra's request there will be no formal memorial service. An informal dessert social was held at Westminster Church of Salem on Tuesday.
Contributions are suggested to the ALS Association, Oregon and SW Washington Chapter, 700 NE Multnomah St., Suite 870, Portland, OR 97232, 1-800-681-9851, www.alsa.org, or in care of Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center, which handled arrangements.
To send an online condolence: www.dallastribute.com.
July 7, 1927 - October 23, 2012
Alfred Richardo Zentz
Alfred "Sonny" Richardo Zentz, 85, of Dallas died Oct. 23.
He was a Dallas resident since his birth to Albert Zentz and Remona Cummins Zentz.
Al served as a Seaman 1st Class in the Coast Guard toward the end of World War II from 1945 to 1946.
After marrying his wife and favorite dancing partner, Anne Hayes of Yachats, on June 3, 1960, they completed their family by adding three children.
Al enjoyed his career as a construction foreman in commercial construction and proudly pointed out completed projects throughout the town and neighboring communities.
He served as a member of Independence Elks Lodge 1950, the Carpenters Union and was a member of Monmouth Christian Church. He served as a church greeter, was often known to give pennies to the kids to place in the fountain and wouldn't let you pass by without a hug and warm smile.
He had a love for camping and fishing, traveling around Oregon, and restoring classic Ford F150s with his sons. His family brought him the greatest happiness.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Anne Zentz; sons, Scott (Cheryl) Zentz of Dallas and Todd Zentz of Monmouth; daughter, Sheila (Mark) Zentz Stephens of Lake Oswego; sister, R. Althea Richards of McMinnville; and five grandchildren.
Memorial service is Friday at 11 a.m. at Monmouth Christian Church. Private interment was at Dallas Cemetery.
Contributions are suggested to the children's ministry at Monmouth Christian Church in care of Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center, which handled arrangements.
To send an online condolence: www.dallastribute.com.
Aug. 27, 1931 - Oct. 27, 2012
Clark Atkins Smith, 81, of Dallas, formerly of Salem, died Saturday.
He was born in Columbus, Ga.
Clark received his master's degree and worked as a psychologist in the State Mental Hospital in Washington.
Survivors include his daughter, Noreen Smith of Dallas; son, Stuart Smith of Dallas; and two grandsons.
Private family service will be held at a later date.
Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center handled arrangements. To send an online condolence: www.dallastribute.com.
April 30, 1948 - Oct. 27, 2012
Virginia Mae Quinton, 64, of Dallas died Saturday.
Viewing is Thursday from 2 to 8 p.m. at Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center. Graveside service is Friday at 1 p.m. at Dallas Cemetery.
Contributions are suggested to Kids, Inc. in care of the mortuary.
To send an online condolence: www.dallastribute.com.
Oct. 19, 1919 - Oct. 25, 2012
Melba D. Grant
Melba D. Grant, 93, of Monmouth, formerly of Bend, died Thursday.
She was born in Geneva, Ind., to Fred and Clara Willis. When she was a young girl the family moved to Bend.
She married Albert George Grant in 1940 and they were married for 51 years. Albert died in 1991.
Melba was a highly-skilled sales person who took great pride in managing the children's department at The Smart Shop in Bend for many years.
Melba had lived in Bend until two years ago, when she moved to be closer to family.
Survivors include her daughters, Shirley (Henry) Mendazona of Independence and Sally (John) Sieberts of Sedona, Ariz.; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Service was Tuesday at Niswonger-Reynolds Chapel in Bend. Interment was in Pilot Butte Cemetery in Bend.
Contributions are suggested to a charity or foundation of your choice.
March 8, 1934 - Oct. 26, 2012
Marilyn Jean Gaines
Marilyn Jean Gaines, 78, of Corvallis, formerly of Independence, died Friday.
She was born in Fort Scott, Kan., to Maurice H. and Elsie L. Swank.
The family moved to the Yakima Valley in Washington when she was a young child.
She worked for the state of Oregon at Columbia Park Hospital in The Dalles and Dammasch State Hospital in Wilsonville. She retired at the age of 55 to spend more time with her husband at their home in Independence. After her husband died, Marilyn moved to Corvallis to live closer to her family.
She enjoyed gardening, attending her grandchildren's sporting events and trips to the beach. Marilyn loved her family and she loved the Lord.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert, and son, Michael Gaines.
Survivors include her children, Peggy Bishop, Karen Reed, Donna Reed and Sean (Yvette) Edwards; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Memorial service is Saturday at 11 a.m. at Ash Creek Bible Church in Monmouth.
Farnstrom's Mortuary, Independence, handled arrangements.
Sept. 27, 1951 - Oct. 28, 2012
William "Bill" Herbert Wood, 61, of Monmouth died Sunday in Salem.
Service arrangements are pending.
Oct. 1, 1921 - Oct. 15, 2012
Dr. Charles (Chuck) F. Sutherland (PhD) was born at
Camp Grant, Illinois, to Col. Charles F. and Dorothy Crane Sutherland. His mother died in 1926, and in 1929 his father married Eleanor Troeger of Hinsdale, Illinois. During his youth Charles lived in Illinois, Texas, Oklahoma, Hawaii, Montana and Idaho, graduating from Moscow High School, with honors.
During high school, Charles joined the National Guard 166th Cavalry in 1939. While attending the University of Idaho he was called to National Service in the U.S. Army, 148th Field Artillery. In November, 1941 his unit was en route to the Philippine Islands via Hawaii, when their convoy was redirected to Australia on December 7, the day Pearl Harbor was attacked by the Japanese. He served the next three years in Australia, during which time he received numerous promotions in rank. In 1944, upon his return to The States, he was married to Marjorie Ellen Rowett, of Mountain Home, Idaho. Together they returned to the University of Idaho, where Chuck received his BS and MS degrees in Forestry. He earned his PhD in Forest Economics at the University of Michigan. Education was of paramount importance to Chuck and Marge, and they endeavored to instill this ideal in their children, and others whose lives they touched.
Charles was Research Forester for Potlatch Industries in Headquarters, Idaho for five years, after which the family moved to Minnesota, where he worked in research at the Lake States Experiment Station. In 1959 Charles accepted an appointment as Assistant Professor of Forest Economics at Oregon State University, in Corvallis. During his career at OSU, in addition to teaching, advising and research/publishing responsibilities, he worked with Forestry Extension, specializing in tax issues for small woodland owners. He received numerous commendations throughout his career, including the Aufderheide Award for Excellence in Teaching. He retired from OSU in 1985.
Charles' first wife, Marjorie died in 1981. In 1982 he was married to Elaine Hyland Mellen, a dear family friend of over 25 years. Elaine and her two children, Kim and Richard, became a cherished part of his life. Over the next 30 years, Chuck and Elaine had great adventures together, traveling to over thirty countries in Europe, Asia, Australia, South America, and to over twenty-six States, often in the company of family and friends. In more recent years, as Chuck suffered failing health, Elaine was devoted to his care and well-being. Words cannot express enough, the gratitude all feel for her selfless dedication to our beloved "Chuck."
Volunteer activities were central to Chuck's life. Organizations such as the Episcopal Church (1960-1980), Benton County Habitat for Humanity (1991-2001), Crossroads International (1982-1998), Corvallis Caregivers, the Corvallis Education Program, and the Oregon Coast Aquarium (1991-1995) each benefited from his service and dedication.
Charles was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Marjorie (1981), two sons, Charles Jr. (Chipper) and John, and brother, John B. Sutherland. He is survived by his wife Elaine, sister, Margaret "Peg" Jones (Nelson), and by his children David (Susan), Richard (Sue), Ann Campbell (Dan), Kevin (Betsy), and by step-children Kim Mellen-McLean (Gary), and Richard Mellen (Anna). He dearly loved his fourteen grandchildren, and his fourteen great-grandchildren. Also surviving are sisters-in-law, Maxine Rowett of Idaho, Susan Sutherland of California, Isobel Engert (Ed) of Idaho, Dale Hyland of Oregon, and many nieces and nephews. He will be remembered, by all who knew him, for his integrity, wise counsel, strong work ethic, emphasis on the importance of education, great sense of humor, and for his commitment, loyalty and generosity to friends and family.
All who knew this remarkable man are invited to share in a Celebration of Life, at Grace Lutheran Church, 21st and Harrison, Corvallis, at 10 AM, on Saturday, November 3, 2012.
The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, remembrances be directed to Benton County Hospice, or Benton County Habitat for Humanity, in honor of Charles F. Sutherland.