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*Belva Lorraine Swanson*Edmee Adele Fewx Pankratz*Beatrice 'Bea' Rodgers*Glenn Eric Twidwell*Theodora 'Teddy' Wendt*Nola R. Millhouser*Beverly Sutter*Luke McAllister*Margaret Koloen*Arthur 'Art' W. Pauls

March 05, 2013

Belva Lorraine Swanson

Jan. 26, 1924 - Feb. 15, 2013

Belva Lorraine Swanson

Belva Lorraine Swanson

Belva Lorraine Swanson, 89, of Turner died Feb. 15.

She was born in Joseph to Ross and Helen Hamm Hanson.

She grew up on a ranch owned by her grandparents, Will and Mae Hanson, where they raised sheep. She remembers riding out on the chuck wagon to feed the shearing crews.

Her passion in life was bookkeeping for many people and business. She worked for doctor's offices, retirement homes and J.C. Penney Co., as well as helping many people create budgets and with their taxes.

Belva was involved with church, singing to her Lord and playing the piano starting at age 15. She continued to play the piano and the organ, scheduled or impromptu, whenever a pianist was needed. She also taught Sunday school for young children. She loved serving the Lord.

Her hobbies included, crocheting, knitting, embroidery and cooking.

She married George R. Swanson on Aug. 22, 1954, at Enterprise Christian Church in Enterprise after only three months and 20 days of courtship.

She is survived by her husband of 58« years, George; sons, Jim (Susie) Swanson of Hillsboro, Jeffery (Delynne) Swanson of Redmond and David (Connie) Swanson of Caldwell, Idaho; daughter, Eileen Palke of Salem; 15 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.

Service is Sunday at 3 p.m. at Turner Christian Church, 7871 Marion Road SE, Turner.

Contributions are suggested to the Swanson Memorial Fund in care of Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center to help with medical and final expenses.

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Edmee Adele Fewx Pankratz

Feb. 22, 2013

Edmee Adele Fewx Pankratz

Edmee Adele Fewx Pankratz

Edmee Adele Fewx Pankratz, 90, of Dallas died Feb. 22.

She was born in Geneva, Switzerland, to Eugene Paul and Alice Bourquin Cretegny.

She attended nursing school and worked in Geneva as a registered nurse.

She married Jacob Fewx in 1947 and they came to the United States that same year. They lived in Valsetz for 13 years and the family moved to Dallas in 1960. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1979.

She worked as a registered nurse at Salem Hospital for 20 years and at Dallas Retirement Center for five years. She had been a member of the Evangelical Bible Church since 1960.

In February of 1981 she married Harry Pankratz and retired from nursing. They enjoyed fishing and traveling until his death in 1991.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Jacob and Harry; sisters, Helen, Alice, Rachel and Germaine; and brother, Marcel.

Survivors include her sons, Jacob (Julianna) of Lebanon, Edwin (Michal) and Eugene (Jane), all of Salem; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and the Pankratz family.

Memorial service was Saturday at Evangelical Bible Church in Dallas.

Contributions are suggested to Weekday School of the Bible.

Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center handled arrangements. To send an online condolence:

Beatrice 'Bea' Rodgers

July 16, 1915 - Feb. 24, 2013


Beatrice 'Bea' Rodgers

Beatrice "Bea" Rodgers, 97, of Dallas died Feb. 24.

She was born to William and Ellen Butler Gillespie in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

She married Arthur Rodgers in 1940 and moved to Long Beach, Calif., in 1957. Bea worked in retail business and managed a china, silver and gift store in Long Beach and Costa Mesa, Calif., for more than 20 years.

She lived in Appleton, Wis., for 15 years after she retired. She moved to Oregon in 2006 to be near her daughter.

Bea enjoyed traveling to places such as Hawaii, Germany, France and Austria, and took many trips to Canada and throughout the United States. She loved to oil paint and collect Lladro figurines.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur, in 1964, and a son, Michael, in 1952.

Survivors include her daughter, Diane (Joe) Silleman of Dallas; son, Charles "Bud" (Lucy) Rodgers of Appleton; sister, Gloria Brown of Halifax; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and extended family.

Funeral mass was Thursday at St. Philip Catholic Church. Inurnment was in the Dallas Cemetery niche wall.

Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center handled arrangements. To send an online condolence:

Glenn Eric Twidwell

Dec. 24, 1978 - Feb. 21, 2013

Glenn Eric Twidwell

Glenn Eric Twidwell

Glenn Eric Twidwell, 34, died Feb. 21 in Portland due to complications from Crohn's disease.

He was born in The Dalles to Bryan Twidwell and Cindy Cooper.

Glenn grew up in The Dalles, attending elementary through high school. He was actively involved from an early age with sports including AYSO soccer, minor and major Little League baseball, and wrestling. He also loved to skateboard.

Glenn spent his adult life in the Tualatin and Oregon Coast areas. Glenn worked in many areas of construction.

He was an avid fan of the Washington Redskins, North Carolina Tar Heels and Oregon State Beavers. He enjoyed fishing and disc golf, and had a deep love for his four-legged friend, Orion.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Dennis Matthews; brother, Shea Cooper; and grandparents, Dean and Joan Twidwell.

Survivors include his mom, Cindy Cooper; dad, Bryan (Debby) Twidwell; sister, Beth (Eric); brother, Colin (Andrea); grandmother, Beverly Matthews; and a large extended family.

Memorial service was Saturday at Anderson's Tribute Center in Hood River.

Contributions are suggested to Glenn's memorial fund at Anderson's Tribute Center, 1401 Belmont Ave., Hood River, OR 97031.

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Theodora 'Teddy' Wendt

July 6, 1938 - Feb. 28, 2013


Theodora 'Teddy' Wendt

Theodora "Teddy" Wendt, 74, of Independence died Thursday in Independence.

She was born to John and Eleanor Foster in Enterprise.

Teddy married Dean Wendt and was a homemaker, mom and grandmother to all.

Her hobbies included fishing and dancing, and she enjoyed camping, barbecuing, and spending time and laughing with friends and family.

Her children and grandchildren were her passion, and she was known for her open heart and loving hands. She was always there for those she loved, and she lived her life to the fullest.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dean Wendt, and two sons.

Survivors include her sons, Sherman Burleson and Rick (Cheryl) Burleson, all of Salem, and Aaron (Bianca) Wendt of Independence; daughter, Rosetta (Robin) Beauchamp of Oklahoma; and 13 grandchildren.

Celebration of life will be Saturday. For time and place of celebration, contact Farnstrom Mortuary, Independence, 503-838-1414, which handled arrangements.

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Nola R. Millhouser

June 14, 1929 - Feb. 28, 2013

Nola R. Millhouser

Nola R. Millhouser

Nola R. Millhouser, 83, longtime Monmouth-area resident, died Thursday in Dallas.

She was born in Mitchell, Neb., to Fred and Burla Richter.

They moved to Oregon when Nola was a young girl and lived in several rural areas, settling in Independence.

Nola received a Bachelor of Arts from Oregon College of Education and taught grade school in Dallas for nine years.

She met and married the love of her life, Clare, on Dec. 9, 1949, and they were married for more than 50 years. In those years they purchased ground south of Dallas that they cleared, cleaned and farmed together raising row crops and seed crops.

Nola was active in the agricultural community. She served in every capacity in Women for Ag and brought Ag in the Classroom to several area grade schools. She also served on numerous agriculture boards in Polk County as well as at the state level, receiving countless awards for her service and dedication.

She was a lifetime member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Dallas, where she served in many areas, including singing in the choir.

In her spare time she raised a huge garden, sharing with any and all what she produced. She also enjoyed her greenhouse and flowers.

Nola was preceded in death by her husband, Clare, and her sister, Carol Richter.

Survivors include her son, Bill Millhouser (Cindy); daughter, Susan King (Dennis); four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Graveside service is Friday at 11 a.m. at Hilltop Cemetery in Independence.

Contributions are suggested to Willamette Valley Hospice.

Farnstrom Mortuary handled arrangements. To send an online condolence:

Beverly Sutter

July 31, 1925 - Feb. 26, 2013

Beverly Sutter

Beverly Sutter

Beverly Sutter, 87, of Dallas died Feb. 26.

She was born to Harry and Hilda Gold in the Bronx, N.Y.

She was born into a Jewish home; while they did not closely practice their faith, she took great pride in her heritage. In her teen years she accepted and received Jesus Christ as the Messiah that the Old Testament writers spoke about.

She met Jim Sutter when he was in the Navy and his ship was at port in New York.

On Sept. 7, 1946, they married and moved to Oregon. They first settled in Salem during the fall of 1946. A short time later they moved to Dallas.

Jim preceded her in death on Feb. 14, 1991.

Beverly was a student of the Bible and maintained a love for Jewish people throughout her life. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, painting and camping.

She was a charter member of Faith Evangelical Free Church in Dallas.

Survivors include her sons, Mel, Ron (Marijo) and Ed (Connie) Sutter, all of Dallas; brother, Raymond Gold of Palo Alto, Calif; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Visitation is Wednesday (today) from 1 to 7 p.m. at Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center. Memorial service is Thursday at 1 p.m. at Faith Evangelical Free Church.

Contributions are suggested to Jews For Jesus or Faith Evangelical Free Church in care of the mortuary.

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Luke McAllister

April 6, 1973 - Feb. 27, 2013

Luke McAllister

Luke McAllister

Luke McAllister, 39, of Dallas, died Feb. 27 in Clackamas.

He was was born in Dallas and graduated from Dallas High School in 1991.

Luke started his first business, a baseball card shop, when he was still in high school. After graduation Luke traveled to Alaska, where he spent three summers working on a seafood processing ship on the Bering Sea. When he returned home from his third season he met his wife, Andrea. They were married on Sept. 21, 1996. During this time Luke bought a computer and taught himself how to build and repair PCs.

In 1997 he launched Not So Technical Computers, a computer retail and service shop in Dallas. In 2005, he and Andrea purchased Dallas Trophy. Luke revamped the business by updating the technology and adding new services such as custom gifts and T-shirts. Dallas Trophy went on to win the Dallas Area Chamber of Commerce 2006 Small Business of the Year award.

A few years later Luke took over Eclipse Computers, where he built and repaired PCs. When his health began to decline he sold the business and started working from home as a technical consultant for Automatic Data Processing.

His dream was to move with his family to New Zealand. He took a trip there in the summer of 2010 to explore the country and loved the landscape and people there.

Luke loved all genres of music (except country) and enjoyed going to concerts with his friends. He was well known for his sense of humor and quick wit. He shared a lot of inside jokes with many people, including his wife and children, who were very lucky to live with someone who made them laugh every single day.

Survivors include his wife, Andrea; children, Clover, Drake, Maisy and Petal; mother and stepfather, Nancy and Kevin Crass; father, Lyle Taylor; sister, Melanie Taylor; stepsisters, Natasha Arnesen and Lacey Crass; and grandmothers, Leslie O'Brien and Lorene Taylor, all of Dallas.

Private family graveside service will be at Dallas Cemetery.

Celebration of life for Luke will be March 16 from 2 to 7 p.m. at The Majestic in Dallas.

Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center handled arrangements. To send an online condolence:

Margaret Koloen

March 28, 1936 - March 2, 2013

Margaret Koloen, 76, of Dallas died Saturday in Dallas.

Service is Saturday at 1 p.m. at Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center. Interment will be at Dallas Cemetery.

Contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society.

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Arthur 'Art' W. Pauls

Nov. 21, 1924 - March 4, 2013

Arthur "Art" W. Pauls, 88, of Dallas died Monday in Dallas.

Service is Friday at 11 a.m. at Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center. Private interment will be at Dallas Cemetery.

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