Thursday, April 17, 2014

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4/3 OBITUARIES

*Kathleen Dorothy Crowhurst*Ronald D. Shepherd*Cynthia Ann Colton*Janet Sue Arnold*E. Boyd Hartman*Paul Albert Ruegsegger

April 02, 2013


Kathleen Dorothy Crowhurst

June 14, 1922 - March 20, 2013

Kathleen Dorothy Crowhurst

Kathleen Dorothy Crowhurst

Kathleen Dorothy Crowhurst, 90, of Salem, formerly of Dallas, died March 20.

She was born in London to John A. and Alice M. Pull Chalk.

Kathleen married Norman H. Crowhurst in London on July 8, 1944. They moved to New York City in the early 1950s and later moved to Gold Beach in 1961 before coming to Dallas in September 1970. Kathleen had lived in Salem for the past year.

Kathleen was a lover of all animals, especially cats. She also loved music, knitting, gardening, belly dancing and ballroom dancing. She enjoyed collecting and wearing jewelry, as well as collecting and displaying British Royalty memorabilia.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman, on March 7, 1991.

Survivors include her daughter, Deirdre Cooper of Salem; son, Nigel Crowhurst of Salem; three grandsons; and four great-grandchildren.

Memorial service is Friday at 3 p.m. at Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center. The family asks that bright colors be worn to the service.

Contributions are suggested to the Oregon Humane Society or to Oregon Public Broadcasting.

To send an online condolence: www.dallastribute.com.

Ronald D. Shepherd

Sept. 7, 1930 - March 26, 2013

Ronald D. Shepherd

Ronald D. Shepherd

Ronald D. Shepherd, 82, of Brownsville, formerly of Independence, died March 26 in Brownsville.

He was born in Silverton to Otis and Elta (Haskins) Shepherd.

He lived near Scotts Mills throughout his childhood. He joined the Marine Corps and served in Korea during the war.

He married Roberta Staples in Yuma, Ariz., in November 1951.

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The couple moved in 1968 to Independence, where he lived until a couple of years ago. He worked as a heavy equipment mechanic for Siletz Trucking and Valley Concrete throughout his career.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Roberta, in 2009.

Survivors include his daughter, Judy (Gerry) Postier of Salem; son, Robert (Caryn) Shepherd of Brownsville; brother, Terry Shepherd of Hoonah, Alaska; sister, Ellen Culp of Salem; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Celebration of life is Sunday at 2 p.m. at his son's home in Brownsville. For directions call Robert Shepherd at 541-466-3218.

Huston-Jost Funeral Home, Lebanon, handled arrangements.

Cynthia Ann Colton

May 29, 1949 - March 25, 2013

Cynthia Ann Colton

Cynthia Ann Colton

Cynthia Ann Colton, 63, of Monmouth, formerly of Albany and Coos Bay, died March 25.

She was born in Coos Bay to Othal Wilson and Mary Morris.

Survivors include her husband, Harvey Colton; children, Darwin and Tammy; and stepchildren, Joseph, Elise, Zach and Skye.

Private graveside service will be held in Coos Bay.

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

Janet Sue Arnold

Feb. 20, 1940 - March 27, 2013

Janet Sue Arnold, 73, of Independence died March 27 in Independence.

She was born in Indianapolis to Hugh and Katheryn Buchanan.

Service and interment will be at South Cemetery in Danville, Ind.

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

E. Boyd Hartman

June 17, 1923 - March 27, 2013

E. Boyd Hartman

E. Boyd Hartman

Boyd Hartman, 89, of Dallas died March 27 in Stayton.

He was born in Somers, Mont., where he grew up. Boyd lived in Montana until 1969, when he moved to Alaska.

He moved to Oregon City in 1978 and five years ago moved to Dallas.

Boyd was a member of the Teamsters Union and Calvary Chapel in Dallas.

Boyd worked as a hunting guide in the Bob Marshall Wilderness in Montana. He worked on the pipeline in Alaska for many years, even running Cat convoys to the North Slope. He later drove trucks.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing, but most important to him was family.

Boyd married Carol (Johnson) Pierce on April 15, 1964, in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Glen Hartman; sister, Effie Bradford; and grandson, Eric Pierce.

Survivors include his wife, Carol; sons, Gary Pierce of Dallas, Pete Pierce of Stayton, Bob Hartman of Moses Lake, Wash., and Tom Hartman of Chugiak, Alaska.; daughters, Lori Brekhus of The Woodlands, Texas, and Kathy Schlotfeut of Napa Valley, Calif.; sister, Hazel Halsey of Libby, Mont.; 20 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.

Memorial service is Thursday at 4 p.m. at Mehama Community Church in Mehama.

North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton, handled arrangements.

Paul Albert Ruegsegger

July 13, 1925 - March 29, 2013

Paul Albert Ruegsegger

Paul Albert Ruegsegger

Paul Ruegsegger passed away on Friday, March 29 in his home in Dallas.

He was born to Swiss immigrants, Martha Rothlesberger and Jacob Ruegsegger in Lowell, Michigan. Paul moved to Oregon with his mother and 3 siblings after his father's death in 1930. He was raised on the family farm in the North Plains-Mountaindale area and attended Banks High School. At the age of 17, Paul quit school and joined the Navy. He served aboard the USS Witter, a destroyer escort deployed in the South Pacific from 1943-1945. During this time, he was wounded and awarded a Purple Heart. While he was aboard, the ship was hit by a Kamikaze plane and had to be towed to port.

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Paul wed the love of his life, Anna Magda Jones, in 1948 and they were married for nearly 60 years.

During his life, Paul worked for S.P. and S. Railroad, logged, drove logging trucks, and worked in various mills and rock quarries in the area. He retired from Willamette Industries in 1987. He and Anna lived in Dallas for over 50 years.

Paul bowled for many years and especially loved to hunt and fish with his sons and nephews. He also enjoyed playing pinochle and had taught two of his daughters to play cribbage with him.

Paul was preceded in death by his wife, Anna and infant daughter, Sunday Pauline.

He is survived by his children, Deanne Morris (Brad), Randy Ruegsegger (Sheri), Viki Ruegsegger, Scott Ruegsegger (Tammy) and Donna Zeigler (Scott). Grandchildren include, Aaron Werth (Raquel), Jennifer Dotson, Aimee Werth, Tim Hilker (Emily), Carrie Lewis (Adam), Jamie Ruegsegger (David), Joshua Ruegsegger, Natasha Ruegsegger. Great-Grandchildren are Mariah Reed, Nicklaus Lewis, Tyler Lewis, Xander Myers, Maxwell Werth, and Colin Hilker.

The family would like to express their gratitude and thanks to Odyssey Hospice for the wonderful, loving care and friendship they bestowed upon our father during his illness. Thestaff made a difficult time easier to bear and Dad so enjoyed visiting with each and everyone who came to the house.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, April 6th at 10:00 am at Restlawn Funeral Home, 201 Oak Grove Rd., Salem. Contributions are suggested to Odyssey Hospice or American Legion, PO Box 669, Dallas, OR 97338.