Friday, April 18, 2014

Covering Dallas, Monmouth, Independence, Falls City and surrounding areas since 1868


*Margaret Koloen*Lonnie Elias Shellenbarger*Sue Tremaine*William D. Archibald*Jon Michael Meier*Kathryn Margaret Tawney*Luke McAllister*Thelma Mae Freeman*Daniel R. Fisher*Arthur Wesley Pauls*June L. Borland*Wilbur 'Jake' Striker*Michael 'Jim' Cain*Brenda M. Graham*William 'Bill' Hockman

March 13, 2013

Margaret Koloen

March 28, 1936 - March 2, 2013

Margaret Koloen

Margaret Koloen

Margaret Koloen, 76, of Dallas died March 2 in Dallas.

She was born in Corvallis to Lloyd and Ceola Dunaway.

She attended Falls City High School.

Margaret married William Koloen on Nov. 14, 1953, in Falls City; they later settled in Dallas.

She was artistic and enjoyed drawing and painting on canvas. Margaret and Bill had owned the Legacy Art Gallery at Surftides for a time on the Oregon Coast.

After retirement Margaret and Bill enjoyed traveling via their fifth-wheel around the West Coast.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill, in 2001.

Survivors include her sons, Greg, Wally and Alan; sisters, Dorothy Riddle and Shirley LaRont; brother, Dick Dunaway; seven grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Service was Saturday at Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center. Interment was at Dallas Cemetery.

Contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society in care of the mortuary.

Lonnie Elias Shellenbarger

Jan. 18, 1949 - Feb. 20, 2013

Lonnie Elias Shellenbarger, 64, of Oregon City died Feb. 20.

Lonnie graduated from Central High School.

He worked at Boise Cascade in Independence while attending Western Oregon State College. He later drove trucks for True Value Hardware and retired in 2010 from Holmen Trucking, where he worked as a dispatcher.

He enjoyed golfing, hunting and fishing with family and friends.

Survivors include his daughter, Lindsay Shellenbarger of Sanford, Fla.; brother, Larry Shellenbarger of Buena Vista; and sister, Bonnie Seeman of Equador.

Service was March 1 at Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center.

To leave an online condolence for the family:

Sue Tremaine

Oct. 15, 1937 - March 4, 2013

Sue Tremaine

Sue Tremaine

Sue Tremaine, 75, of Dallas died March 4 in Salem.

She was born in Guthrie, Okla., and her family moved to Oregon when she was a young girl.

Sue married Robert Tremaine, the love of her life, in August 1958.

Known to many as "Moo," Sue enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and watching her great-grandson grow.

Survivors include her husband, Robert Tremaine of Dallas; son, Steve Tremaine of Beaverton; daughter, Kathy (Dave) LeClerc; sister, Marcella Arnold of Salem; two granddaughters; and one great-grandson.

She will be missed more than words can describe.

At her request no service will be held. A gathering for friends and family will be held at a later date.

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

William D. Archibald

Dec. 13, 1952 - March 5, 2013


William 'Bill' D. Archibald

Bill Archibald, 60, of Dallas died March 5 following a prolonged illness.

He was born in Ogden, Utah, to Beda and Albert Archibald.

In 1978 Bill met the love of his life, Loretta "Lori" Weinbender. They were united in marriage on May 5, 1979, and spent the next 33 years happily married. They were best friends and soul mates.

Bill was an amazing man with a giving heart. He loved to spend time outside, go camping, watch Oakland Raiders and University of Oregon football, take photos, and attend Casting Crown concerts. Above all else, Bill loved to spend time with his family.

He was preceded in death by his father, Albert Archibald, and sister, Linda Archibald.

Survivors include his wife, Lori; children, Sarah Cooper (John) and Melissa Thompson (Corin); mother, Beda Archibald; brothers, Gary and Jeremy Archibald; sisters, Sheri Hill, Kristine Maiava, Kelly Archibald and Denise Nevarez; and a large extended family.

Service is Saturday at 11 a.m. at Monmouth Christian Church.

Contributions are suggested to Willamette Valley Hospice in care of Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center, which handled arrangements.

To leave an online condolence:

Daniel R. Fisher

Nov. 11, 1946 - March 6, 2013


Daniel Ronald Fisher, 66, of Dallas died March 6.

He was born in St. Louis, Mo., and had served in the Army.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Connie Fisher.

Survivors include his son, Tracy Sam, and daughter, Julie Johnstone, both of California; brothers, Harvey of Dallas and Marvin of California; and sisters, Arlene and Doris, both of California.

Private family service is being planned.

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

Jon Michael Meier

Feb. 9, 1969 - March 5, 2013

Jon Michael Meier

Jon Michael Meier

Jon Michael Meier, 44, of Dallas died March 5 in Salem after his heart stopped during a short but valiant fight against a fungal meningitis.

He was born in Salem to Jim and Dawn Meier.

Jon graduated from McNary High School in 1987. He was honored that year with the Construction Student of the Year award. He continued in the construction trade as a licensed journeyman plumber after earning an associate degree at Chemeketa Community College.

He owned his own plumbing business, Meier Plumbing, for 20 years and most recently was with Willamette Valley Plumbing. Jon was talented in his trade as well as in all other phases of construction. He had the ability to build any project presented to him.

Jon was born with the sharpest sense of humor in the family and up to the end of his life still was able to keep the family smiling. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and sports enthusiast, but his family was his life.

He loved to sing karaoke and was always looking for new music to add to his playlist. He loved to take his family to their favorite place -- Mo's on the coast to eat and take pictures on the beach. Most of all he loved being silly with his kids.

Survivors include his life partner, Darcy Cates and their daughter, Raegan Ivy Meier of Dallas; son, Jon Austin Meier and daughter, Kelsey Meier, both of Montana; parents, Jim and Dawn Meier of rural Polk County; sister, Debi Meier of Mill City; brother, David Meier (Brenda Smith) of Willamina; and extended family.

Celebration of life will be Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. at the Salem Eagles, 2771 Pence Loop SE. Bring a dish for the potluck with no host bar and wear your favorite Hurley gear or casual attire.

Contributions are suggested to the Jon Meier Children's Fund at any US Bank.

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

Kathryn Margaret Tawney

Feb. 15, 1916 - Dec. 16, 2012

Kathryn Margaret Tawney

Kathryn Margaret Tawney

Kathryn Margaret Tawney, 96, of Dallas died Dec. 16, 2012.

She was born in Bowman, N.D., to Peter and Catherine Hirt Smith.

She married Jack Tawney on June 17, 1939, in Aberdeen, Wash. Kathryn and Jack made their home in Seattle, where she was an executive secretary at Boeing until her retirement.

In 1984 they moved to Dallas, where they were members of St. Philip Catholic Church. For many years she cooked turkeys for the annual Christmas dinner at the church.

She was a wonderful mother and grandmother. Kathryn was an independent and self-sufficient person. She enjoyed drawing, watercolor painting, gardening, crocheting, crossword puzzles and reading.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack, on Aug. 5, 1990, and a grandson, Sgt. Ian Tawney, in October 2010.

Survivors include her son, John (Theda) Tawney of Dallas; daughter, Dr. Kathryn Tawney of Cleveland, Ohio; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Funeral mass is Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Philip Catholic Church in Dallas. Interment will be at Dallas Cemetery.

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

Luke McAllister

April 6, 1973 - Feb. 27, 2013

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

Celebration of life for Luke is Saturday from 2 to 7 p.m. at The Majestic, 976 Main St., Dallas.

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

Thelma Mae Freeman

Nov. 6, 1925 - March 6, 2013

Thelma Mae Freeman

Thelma Mae Freeman

Thelma Mae Freeman, 87, longtime Polk County resident, of Salem died March 6.

She was born in Sheldon, Mo., to Ida May and Oral Barker.

Thelma lived in Missouri as a young girl, cared for by her grandmother following the death of her father. She moved to Willamina with her grandparents when she was 12 years old and lived with her mother, stepfather, R. Lee Norris, and siblings.

Thelma married Douglas "Jiggs" Freeman on Oct. 28, 1945, and had celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary together.

Following a honeymoon at the Oregon Coast, they lived in Willamina for a short time before moving to the Freeman family farm. It was where Thelma and Jiggs were a part of the small farming community of Oak Grove, west of Salem, and raised their family.

Following their retirement from farming, Thelma and Jiggs moved to their retirement home overlooking the Willamette Valley. Thelma and Jiggs were avid square dancers, belonging to the Wagon Wheelers, Braids and Braves, and Salem Square Dance Association for many years. Jiggs and Thelma's square dance friends were cherished partners in many a potluck, mystery dance destination and "coast crash."

Thelma lived with Jiggs in the Gibson Creek Retirement community. Here she turned her sense of fun to sittercize, bingo and regular country outings. She was an active part of this community for several years. She enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren that provided much affection during her life.

She was preceded in death by her children, Dwight and Harold; and siblings, George Norris, Lola Lord and Rudy Barker.

Survivors include her husband, Jiggs; children, Jency Rosasco (Rick Mishler), Lynn Freeman and Willetta Craig (Dennis); sister, Louise Blackwell; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a large extended family.

Memorial service is Thursday at 11 a.m. at Restlawn Funeral Home. Celebration of life will follow at Oak Grove Community Grange, 2670 Oak Grove Road, Rickreall.

Contributions are suggested to Independence Wagon Wheelers.

Wilbur 'Jake' Striker

Oct. 23, 1933 - March 7, 2013


Wilbur 'Jake' Striker

Wilbur "Jake" Striker, 77, of Dallas died Thursday in Dallas.

He was born in New Washington, Ohio, to George and Ruth Striker.

At an early age Jake and his family moved to Sulfur Springs, where he graduated in 1951 from Sulfur Springs High School. He enjoyed all sports and upon graduation he signed a contract with the Cleveland Indians organization to play professional baseball. After briefly attending Heidelberg College, he started his baseball career in 1952 that lasted through the 1962 season with two years away for his military service from 1956 to 1957.


After playing at different levels in the minor leagues he was called up to the Indians in late 1959 and started one game. He was then traded to the Chicago White Sox in 1960 and appeared in several games until he was transferred back to the minor leagues, where he retired after the 1962 season.

In 1963 he started a 30-year career with Timken Co. in Bucyrus, Ohio.

He enjoyed traveling with his family and playing golf with friends and fellow workers. Upon his retirement the family moved to Prescott, Ariz., and in 2002 they moved to Dallas.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Sharon, in 2010 and their daughter, Dawn, in 1997.

He is survived by his son, Scott.

At his request there will be no service.

Contributions are suggested to your local cancer society or hospice organization.

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

Arthur Wesley Pauls

Nov. 21, 1924 - March 5, 2012

Arthur Wesley Pauls

Arthur Wesley Pauls

Arthur Wesley Pauls, 88, of Dallas died March 5 in Dallas.

He was born to John W. and Helen Wohlgemuth Pauls in Corn, Okla.

His mother died on June 23, 1925, before Art reached his first birthday. His father later married Elizabeth Koop.

He grew up on the family farm in a Christian home and diligently helped with the farm chores and learned the importance and value of a hard day's work. Art and his family attended Corn Mennonite Brethren Church, where he received the Lord as his Savior and was later baptized.

Art completed his elementary and high school education in Corn and graduated from Corn Bible Academy in 1942.

Immediately upon graduation he joined the Conscientious Public Service, which brought him from Oklahoma to the western states. Art first came to La Pine, where he helped with construction of Wickiup Reservoir. With CPS, Art served in a number of capacities including work in Philadelphia at a state mental hospital, in California's Sequoia National Forest building and maintaining trails, and in the vicinity of California's Mount Whitney installing and maintaining telephone lines. In this capacity he worked independently with a small crew for shifts often exceeding six weeks in duration.

After his service with CPS Art traveled the west and worked in the Seattle and Reedley, Calif., areas. He later settled in Dallas, where he met his wife of 50 years, Leola (Ruthie) Wall. Arthur and Leola were married on Jan. 19, 1951, at the Dallas Mennonite Brethren Church, where they were both members.

Art's career encompassed several occupations including work at the Dallas Plywood Mill and the state highway department before he started and settled on a farming career. Art and Leola began farming together outside of Dallas in 1968 and continued until retirement in 1989, at which time they moved into town.

Art and Leola spent their retirement years enjoying the benefits of their fifth-wheel trailer while traveling with friends and snowbirding in the southwest United States. Much of their time was spent traveling up and down I-5 visiting their children and grandchildren in Oregon and California, never missing a grandchild's birthday.

Art was preceded in death by his wife, Leola; son, Kenneth Pauls; grandson, Grant Pauls; and siblings, Evelyn Pauls, Sally Wharton, John Pauls and Hannah Utz.

Survivors include his children, Ron (Debbie) Pauls and LaVonne (Randy) Vogt; siblings, Elizabeth Brown, Edgar Pauls, Miriam Roland, James Pauls and Martha David; and three granddaughters.

Service was Friday at Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center. Interment was at Dallas Cemetery.

To send an online condolence:

June L. Borland

June 1, 1921 - March 10, 2013

June L. Borland, 91, of Dallas died Sunday in Dallas.

She was born in Bay City.

Viewing is Thursday from noon to the time of the service at 1 p.m. at the Dallas Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Interment will be at Dallas Cemetery.

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

Michael 'Jim' Cain

June 27, 1948 - Feb. 28, 2013

Private family service for Michael "Jim" Cain, 64, of Dallas is pending under the direction of Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center.

To send an online condolence:

Brenda M. Graham

Nov. 2, 1945 - Feb. 1, 2013

Celebration of life party for Brenda Graham, 67, of Dallas is March 22 at 7 p.m. at Evangelical Bible Church in Dallas.

At Brenda's request, pizza and ice cream will be served. The family invites you and asks that if you are planning to attend to contact the church office at 503-623-2331 so they can plan accordingly.

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

William 'Bill' Hockman

Nov. 9, 1933 - March 11, 2013

Memorial service for William "Bill" Hockman, 79, of Dallas is Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Evangelical Bible Church in Dallas. Schedule for visitation is pending.

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

Hot Jobs