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*Charles 'Chuck' Edward Wostenberg*Marvin Harold Mark Ford Sr.*Pamela Renee Worden*Fidel Bosquez Cruz*Ellen E. Dalton*Helen Mae Hamilton

November 13, 2012

Charles 'Chuck' Edward Wostenberg

July 11, 1934 - Nov. 7, 2012


Charles 'Chuck' Edward Wostenberg

Chuck Wostenberg, 78, of Albany died Nov. 7 of natural causes in Albany.

He was born in Denver to Ralph and Ada Wostenberg.

Chuck spent his early years living in Colorado, Wyoming and California before his family moved to Oregon during World War II. He attended grammar school and high school in Silverton and later attended Oregon State University, where he studied mechanical engineering.

Chuck lived most of his life in the Willamette Valley, meeting and marrying his wife, Lynn, serving as a volunteer firefighter in Monmouth, raising his family in Salem and living his later years in the Albany-Corvallis area.

Most of his career was spent in the forest products industry, where he held construction, engineering and management positions that took him to many western states and foreign countries.

Chuck eased into retirement in his 70s, where he pursued his lifelong passion for boating and enjoyed frequent trips to Southern California to visit his children and grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by siblings, John Wostenberg and Lois Simeral, and his son, Matthew Wostenberg.

Survivors include his wife, Lynn Wieden Wostenberg; daughters, Michelle Wostenberg (Brad Higgins) and Hillary Wostenberg Villarreal (Matt Villarreal); and two granddaughters.

Memorial service is Saturday at 1 p.m. at Unger Funeral Chapel in Silverton.

Contributions are suggested to the American Heart Association.

Fidel Bosquez Cruz

April 24, 1919 - Nov. 2, 2012

Fidel Bosquez Cruz, 93, of Independence died Nov. 2.

His life will be celebrated at a later date.

Farnstrom Mortuary, Independence, handled arrangements.

Marvin Harold Mark Ford Sr.

April 11, 1943 - Nov. 9, 2012


Marvin Harold Mark Ford Sr., 69, of Monmouth died Friday.

He was born in Mill City to Ellis and Ollie Ford.

Marv attended Central High School, then joined the Navy and had deployments to Vietnam with VF-96. After leaving the Navy he returned to Monmouth and worked in the timber industry. Marv continued his education after leaving Central, earning his associate degree from Chemeketa Community College in law enforcement.

He married Jacqueline Becker on Nov. 5, 1966, in Portland.

Marv served as a police officer in Monmouth and Amity, rising to the rank of chief. He then went to work for Oregon College of Education as its safety and security director. Marv served as the operations manager for the Salem Center before retiring in 2008. He also worked for a year at Bi-Mart part-time after retiring.

Marv was a proud member of the Cherokee Nation. He was active in several organizations including the Jaycees, Monmouth-Independence Kids Inc., Panther Club, American Legion, Odd Fellows and AMVETs. He and Jacque made deliveries for Meals on Wheels for several years.

Many of his activities centered on supporting his children in their endeavors. Marv was an avid fisherman, picking up the sport from Shorty and Charlie Fisher, his first employers during high school and when he returned to Monmouth after the Navy.

Survivors include his wife, Jacque; sons, Marvin Jr., Greg and Dan; brothers, Harvey (Ginger) and Ron; sisters, Patty (Ted) Gibson and Waunda (Mike) Rice; six grandchildren; and extended family.

Funeral mass was Tuesday at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Independence.

Farnstrom Mortuary handled arrangements. To send an online condolence:

Pamela Renee Worden

Sept. 30, 1958 - Nov. 6, 2012

Pamela Renee (Winn) Worden

Pamela Renee (Winn) Worden

Pamela Renee (Winn) Worden, 54, of Falls City died Nov. 6 in Falls City, where she had lived for 23 years.

She was born in Phoenix, Ariz., to Winfred and Martha Winn.

Pamela worked in the medical field as a certified nursing assistant, working at the Ron Wilson Center and Fairview Hospital.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Dennis Winn.

Survivors include her daughter, Amber Winn; brothers, Danny, Donnie, David and Doug; sisters, Winona and Peggy Winn; one granddaughter; and extended family.

Celebration of her life is Dec. 1 at 2 p.m. at Mountain Gospel Fellowship Church in Falls City.

Contributions are being accepted to assist with the cost of funeral arrangements. Collection containers are at Home Town Market and Frink's General Store, both in Falls City, and both Center Markets in Dallas.

Crown Funeral Home in Salem handled arrangements.

Ellen E. Dalton

Jan. 17, 1919 - Aug. 26, 2012

Ellen E. Dalton

Ellen E. Dalton

Ellen Elizabeth Dalton went peacefully to be with her Lord on August 26th, at the age of 93. She was born in Verdigre, Nebraska, the youngest of the five children of Emma and Herbert Van Buren. She grew up on a farm in Nebraska and graduated from Verdigre Public High School in 1936, as the Valedictorian of her class.

Ellen married Harley Anthen Dalton in 1937, and they moved to Oregon, where she resided until her death. She worked as a pre-school and kindergarten teacher until the birth of her two children. She combined being a mother and homemaker with working at home keeping the books for her husband's cattle business. Ellen was a long time active member of the Independence Baptist Church, Monmouth-Independence Garden Club, and Christian Women's Club. She volunteered at multiple blood drives, worked at election precinct locations, and at the Jensen Arctic Museum. She enjoyed working with children and was a den mother for Cub Scouts, active with the Monmouth-Independence Young Life Group, and hosted many events for First Baptist Youth Groups. Ellen liked to travel, and she visited many places in the United States and around the world. She was a wonderful loving and caring mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Ellen loved spending time with her family and following the special events in their lives.

Ellen is preceded in death by her four older siblings, husband Harley, and son Clifford. She is survived by her daughter Velma DuFault (David), daughter-in-law Donna Alton, and her four grandchildren Tami DuFault-Toomb (Kent), Scott DuFault (Anne Marie), Kathleen Moore (Tom), and Jason Dalton (Alyssa). She is fondly remembered by her 11 great grandchildren: Zachary, Jordan, and Jacob DuFault, Katherine and Christopher Toomb, Elizabeth, Kyle, Michael, and Joshua Moore, and Charlie and Finley Dalton.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Friday, November 23rd, at 10:00 am in the chapel at Restlawn Cemetery, located at 201 Oak Grove Rd. NW, Salem (Hwy 22). Arrangements are by Bollman Funeral Home in Dallas. Donations can be made in Ellen's name to the Independence Baptist Church Young Ministry, PO box 416, Independence, Oregon 97351, or the Union Gospel Mission, 745 Commercial St. NE, Salem, Oregon 97301. To leave an on-line condolence for the family go to

Helen Mae Hamilton

July 22, 1921 - Oct. 17, 2012

Helen May Hamilton (2)

Helen May Hamilton

Helen Mae Hamilton a resident of Dallas, Oregon, passed away on October 17th in Salem Hospital. She was born on July 22, 1921, in Killdeer, North Dakota the daughter of Andrew and Karen Thomson. Helen married Alvin Hamilton on June 29, 1940 in Vancouver, Washington. They settled in Dallas in 1948.

Helen Mae Hamilton

Helen Mae Hamilton

Helen graduated from Killdeer High School in 1919. She also graduated from Killdeer Business College in 1940. In 1953, 1954 and 1955, she earned accredited credits from the American Lutheran Church in her dedication to serve children. She was the Superintendent of Sunday School at Trinity Lutheran Church for 53 years. She and her husband Al raised funds for Camp Lutherwood on a yearly basis until 2010, through yard and church sales. They sponsored 25 children every summer so they could go to the camp. She was on the board for Camp Lutherwood. Helen and Al spent numerous hours serving the needs of children at the camp and also Trinity Lutheran Church. She was dedicated to the needs of children so they could attend Vacation Bible School in the summer.

She was a member of the Mental Health Association. She was nominated and earned the First Citizen award in 1986. She also was a member of the Toast Mistress Club, Kidney Association of Oregon and Sons of Norway. Our parents served the well-being of others for years and instilled love, trust and respect. My father's and mother's legacy was to "treat people the way you wanted to be treated and be true to yourself and others.

She is survived by her children, Al Jr., Jim (Vicki) Hamilton, Tiffany (Steve) Bouchard, Justin Hamilton, Brady (Kristin) and Hadley Hamilton, Brody (Brigitte) Hamilton, Olivia and Payton Hamilton, Darrell (Carrie), Kenly and Gregson Hamilton, Colby, Hannah and Ashton Hamilton.

Ardis (Ivan) Debban, there children Debbie (Garth) Gates, Jon (Cheryl), Ryan and Andrew Debban, Mark (Tanya), Joelle and Haley Debban, Tim (Angie), Clay & Connor Debban, Lynn (Rich) and Trever Walker, Char Cottle, Tracy (Troy) and Dylan & Carson Jelinek, Megan Cottle and Gillian Parker.

She is also survived by her extended family, John and Debbie Zeaman and family and also Ellie & Debbie Whitlow and family. She was preceded in death by Al Hamilton Sr., Charlene and Cheryl Hamilton, Bill Cottle, Joni Whitlow, mother Caroline Laird and father Andrew Thomson, her sisters Louise, Caroline and Lillian Andrews, her brothers LaVerne, Lawrence and Rudy Thompson.

Funeral services were held at Trinity Lutheran Church on October 22, 2012. Memorials can be made to Camp Lutherwood, Trinity Lutheran Endowment Fund, Jacksons Boxes for Children at Doerbecher's, Salem Oncology and the Kidney Association of Oregon.

Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center handled all arrangements. To send an on-line condolence: Cards can also be mailed in care of the mortuary at 287 SW Washington St. Dallas, Oregon 97338.

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