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*William 'Bill' J. Hockman*June Louise Borland*Mary Katharine Owings*Duane Alan Balaban*Darla Jean Hillard*Loren R. Sapp

March 19, 2013

William 'Bill' J. Hockman

Nov. 9, 1933 - March 11, 2013


William 'Bill" J. Hockman

William "Bill" J. Hockman, 79, of Dallas died March 11 after a long battle with cancer.

He was born in Whittier, Calif., to Ben and Grace Hockman.

Bill and his family moved to Dallas in 1967.

Bill was a building contractor and later became a founding partner in Westview Products in Dallas. He also used his artistic talent to draft plans, both private and commercial.

Bill was active in the churches he attended. He taught adult Sunday school, was in leadership as an elder or deacon and he sat on several church boards. He attended Multnomah School of the Bible night classes with his wife and many friends. He helped to start Dallas Community Church.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Rosemary Garber.

Survivors include his wife, Catherine Hockman; children, Michael (Leanne) Hockman, Christine (Peter) Hafner, Steven (Teresa) Hockman; brother, Ben (Janet) Hockman Jr.; seven grandchildren; and extended family.

Memorial service was Tuesday at Evangelical Bible Church in Dallas. Private graveside service was at Dallas Cemetery.

Contributions are suggested to Union Gospel Mission in care of Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center, which handled arrangements.

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June Louise Borland

June 1, 1921 - March 10, 2013

June Louise Borland

June Louise Borland

June Louise Borland, 91, of Dallas died March 10 in Dallas.

She was born in Bay City to Chester Leroy and Mamie Marie (Davey) Sanderson.

June married John Wesley Clark on Aug. 30, 1940. They had a son, John Wesley Clark Jr. The couple later divorced and June married Ira Lee Borland on Dec. 31, 1947.

She resided most of her life in Dallas. She was an independent woman who chopped her own wood, cleaned her gutters, cut her grass and numerous other activities up into her 80s.

June enjoyed sewing, crocheting, cooking and gardening. She won many ribbons at the fair for her beautiful gladiolus. She had a love for music and would sing and play the piano. She loved trips to the beach and camping. She had a weakness for cats. She fed all the neighborhood cats and took in any strays.

Family was the most important thing in her life. Known as Grandma June to anyone who walked though her door, she always had candy and cookies readily available. Whether it was a skinned knee, rip in your jeans or a broken heart, she would make everything better.

June loved her church and all the friends she had made over the years. She was proud of the work she was able to do through the church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Borland; son, John Clark; sisters, Wanda Davis, Blossom Garrison and Irene Lassiter; brothers, Verland, Wilford, Charles and John Sanderson; and granddaughter, Cindy Sarff.

Survivors include three grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and extended family.

Service was Thursday at the Dallas Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Interment was at Dallas Cemetery.

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

Mary Katharine Owings

Sept 17, 1915 - March 12, 2013

Mary Katharine Owings

Mary Katharine Owings

Mary Katharine Owings, 97, of Monmouth died March 12.

She was born in Winnipeg, Canada, to Richard A. and Winifred A. Barker.

Katharine enjoyed traveling, homemaking and visiting with her daughters and family.

She was preceded in death by her brother, William Barker, and stepson, Terry Newman.

Survivors include her daughters, Jacqueline J. Cooper, Rosemary A. DeWitt and Christine M. Graham; stepson, Calvin Newman; brothers, Richard, John, Christopher, Peter and David; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and extended family.

Private family graveside service will be held at a later date in Rogue River.

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

Duane Alan Balaban

March 5, 1945 - March 11, 2013

Duane Alan Balaban

Duane Alan Balaban

Duane Alan Balaban, 68, of Macy, Ind., died March 11 in Rochester, Ind.

He was born in Mason City, Iowa, to Mike and Elva Nolterieke Balaban.

Duane graduated from Redlands Senior High School in Redlands, Calif., in 1963. Soon after graduation he joined the Air Force and served for more than 22 years. He retired as a technical sergeant in 1985.

Duane married Dorothy Ann Ireland in November 1980 at Barksdale AFB in Bossier City, La.


A lifelong learner, Duane returned to school and graduated in 1997 from Western Oregon State University in Monmouth with a degree in business administration.

He owned a vast personal library with great collections on logic, cultures, debate and philosophy. An author and philosopher, Duane penned his thoughts in depth.

Another forte was Duane's custom woodworking projects. He created many kinds of toys for children and especially enjoyed building clocks.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Sharon L. Froeschle, and brother, Michael W. Balaban.

Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Dorothy Ann; son, Michael (Tonya) Balaban of Max, N.D.; sister, Sharyl (Jack) Beattie of Salem; brother, Dr. Gerald Balaban of Dallas; two grandchildren; and extended family.

Celebration of life was Tuesday at Good Family Funeral Home in Rochester with military rites conducted by the Fulton County Honor Guard and Scott Air Force Base Honor Guard.

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Darla Jean Hilliard

May 31, 1952 - March 15, 2013

Darla Jean Hilliard

Darla Jean Hilliard

Darla Jean Hilliard, 60, of Salem died Friday.

She was born the youngest of 13 children to Melvin and Eartie (Lea) Wilson in McMinnville.

Darla as a child grew up in the Monmouth and Salem areas and had attended Central High School.

Darla married Michael Hilliard in 1982 and they had lived in Salem since.

Darla overflowed with love and encouragement for family and friends and she looked for ways to comfort or help others. Darla generously and warmly opened her home for all the family gatherings. It was important to her to gather friends and family to share each holiday, picnic or birthday celebration.

Darla treasured the flowers she grew in her beautiful yard. They gave her peace and rest at the end of each busy day. She would travel all over the state to watch her favorite sport, basketball, and to cheer for her grandchildren and be their No. 1 fan.

She was preceded in death by six siblings and her son, Marvin Leon Saunders Jr.

Survivors include her husband, Michael Hilliard; daughter, Dawn (Ricardo) Marquez; stepdaughter, Michelle (Eric) Takahashi; siblings, Hazel, LilliAnn, Marvin, Rodger, Travis and Patricia; and seven grandchildren.

Memorial service is Saturday at 11 a.m. at Fir Crest Cemetery in Monmouth. Celebration of life will follow at 1 p.m. at Oak Park Church of God, 2990 Lancaster Drive NE, Salem.

Farnstrom Mortuary, Independence, handled arrangements. To send an online condolence:

Loren R. Sapp

July 1, 1935 - March 16, 2013

Loren Richard Sapp, 77, of Corvallis, formerly of Dallas, died Saturday in Corvallis.

Graveside service is Saturday at 1 p.m. at Charles Hendrix Memorial Gardens in Lobster Valley.

McHenry Funeral Home, Corvallis, handled arrangements.