Thursday, April 17, 2014

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


*Maria M. Suarez*Loren Richard Sapp*Rollyn 'Rollie' O. Turner*Lona Ileen Finney*Virginia M. McDowell*Anthony 'Tony' Wayne Monachino*Larry Edward Hayes*Robert 'Bob' Henry Tremaine

April 10, 2013

Maria M. Suarez

April 1, 1930 - April 1, 2013

Maria M. Suarez

Maria M. Suarez

Maria M. Suarez, 83, of Dallas died April 1 in Dallas.

She was born to Manuel and Basilisa Alfonzo Padin in Carrizales, Hatillo, Puerto Rico.

As an 18-year-old in 1948, she came to New York City, where she worked as a seamstress in the garment industry. A young man by the name of Victor M. Suarez, a recent arrival from Cuba, saw Maria in her uncle's restaurant and began courting her. They were married on July 22, 1949, in Bronx, N.Y.

In 1960 they moved to Southern California to live in the Yorba Linda area, eventually settling in Santa Ana. She continued to work as a seamstress and also part time as a school aide. She retired in 1976.

In 1978 Victor and Maria moved to Dallas, where they became active members of St. Philip Catholic Church. Maria was a member of the Altar Society and was involved in other areas of the church community's life. She participated in the Polk County Extension Service and other community service groups as well.

She loved to work with her hands and made many things for her grandchildren and friends, including quilts and jewelry. She was an exceptionally gifted knitter and could quickly crochet beautiful clothes and other items. She loved to can foods, cook and bake.

Through their 63 years of marriage, Maria and Victor traveled to many parts of the world as they grew in their love of each other.

She was preceded in death by her sisters, Aida Padin, Ana Padin and Maria "Yia" Padin; brother, Manuel Padin Jr.; and grandson, Gabriel Suarez.

Survivors include her husband, Victor of Dallas; son, Victor (Gloria) Suarez Jr. of Freedom, Calif.; brothers, Luis Padin and Jesus Padin of Puerto Rico; sister, Milagros Placencia of Puerto Rico; two grandsons; and extended family.

Recitation of the rosary followed by a Catholic funeral mass was held Saturday at St. Philip Catholic Church in Dallas. Private inurnment will be in Puerto Rico.

Contributions are suggested to St. Francis Catholic High School in Watsonville, Calif., or to the Altar Society at St. Philip Catholic Church in care of Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center, which handled arrangements.

To send an online condolence:

Loren Richard Sapp

July 1, 1935 - March 16, 2013

Celebration of life for Loren "Weed" Sapp is Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Corvallis Country Club.

Contributions are suggested to the Lobster Valley Church of Christ or Benton Hospice Services in care of McHenry Funeral Home, 206 NW Fifth St., Corvallis, OR 97330.

To send an online condolence:

Lona Ileen Finney

May 2, 1949 - April 4, 2013

Lona Ileen Finney, 63, of Salem died Thursday in Salem.

She was born in Dallas to Charles and LaHoma (Hayes) Sullenger.

She married Ronald Gibson and they had four children. After his death in 1993, she married Larry Finney.

Lona was a loving mother and grandmother. She enjoyed caring for her family and was an excellent homemaker. She worked for a time in retail, but became disabled when she was 47. Lona spent her later years gardening, oil painting, and enjoyed interior and exterior design. As her health declined she was cared for by her sister-in-law, Lorna Sullenger.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Ronald Gibson; her second husband, Larry Finney in 2012; grandson, David Allen Massey in 1993; and four brothers, Charles, Virgil, Floyd and Clarence.

Survivors include her children, Rick Gibson of Homer, Alaska, Darron Gibson of Gilbert, Ariz., Larry Gibson of Grand Prairie, Minn., and Lori Shaw of North Glenn, Colo.; brothers, John Sullenger, Othy Sullenger and Chuck Sullenger, all of Dallas; sister, LaMona Wills of Thackerville, Okla.; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

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

Rollyn 'Rollie' O. Turner

Feb. 15, 1916 - April 2, 2103


Rollyn 'Rollie' O. Turner

Rollyn "Rollie" O. Turner, 97, of Salem died April 2.

He was born to Clifford and Edna Turner of Robinson, Kan.

Rollie was raised and attended school in Hiawatha, Kan. He worked as a delivery truck driver and then as a driver for Woerner Brothers Transport Co. hauling fuel in Holton, Kan.

Rollyn and Georgia Raines were married on Sept. 2, 1934, in Troy, Kan. They shared 69 years of marriage.

In 1946 Rollyn moved his family from Holton to Salem. The family lived and worked on his Uncle Glen Southwick's farm west of Salem on Orchard Heights Road for seven years. In 1953 he began working for Polk County Farmers Co-op in Rickreall delivering fuel.

In 1960 he and Georgia moved to Forest Grove, then to Hillsboro, where he was employed at Cenex as a petroleum manager until his retirement.

He was preceded in death by all of his siblings; wife, Georgia Roseanna Turner; son, Jackie Turner; and granddaughters, Pamela Lewis and Brenda Holmes.

Survivors include his sons, Rollyn "Mike" (Verona) Turner and Jimmie (Carolyn) Turner; daughter, Sue (Vern) Puhlman; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Memorial service was Monday at Restlawn Funeral Home in Salem.

Virginia M. McDowell

1925 - 2013

Virginia M. McDowell

Virginia M. McDowell

Virginia M. McDowell of Monmouth died April 2.

She was born in Arnac County, Michigan, to Herbert and Lela Sovey. At age 2 her family moved to the Newberg area.

Virginia married Roy McDowell in 1943. They lived most of their lives together in the Kings Valley and Dallas areas, where they raised four children.

Virginia volunteered at West Valley Hospital in Dallas for 27 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy, and son, Larry.

Survivors include her children, Michael, Rick and Jolyn; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Memorial service is Saturday at 10 a.m. at Grace Community Church in Dallas.

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

Anthony 'Tony' Wayne Monachino

Sept. 1, 1933 - April 4, 2013


Anthony 'Tony' Wayne Monachino

Anthony "Tony" Wayne Monachino, 79, of Dallas died Thursday in Dallas.

He was born in Cleveland to Samuel and Josephine Monachino.

Tony was relocated along with his parents, brother James, and sister Jeannie to Westchester, Calif., in 1945.

He graduated from Westchester High School and attended night classes to receive an associate degree. He served in the Navy from 1951 to 1955 and was discharged as an E2, receiving a National Defense Service Medal serving in the Korean War on an aircraft carrier. During his service time he met Theresa Joya Lepore through meddling mothers and a Tupperware party. They were married on Nov. 25, 1955.


Tony was employed as a supervisor at General Motors in South Gate, Calif., and traveled with Ecklund training before moving in 1973 to Dallas, where he was employed at Towmotor/Caterpillar as a purchasing agent for 18 years. He retired when the plant closed.

Tony kept "the bacon coming" by starting his own business out of the house called T&M Electronics, in which he installed alarm systems for both commercial and residential clients.

His loves and hobbies were chef and master cook, preparing meals for family and friends. He loved his children, offering help whenever he could. He loved his dogs, cars and car shows, cameras and home beautification. He lent his talents and skills to help many people. He was a jack-of-all-trades.

Tony was a member of the Order Sons of Italy, Salem; St. Philip Catholic Church, Dallas; Elks Lodge of Independence; and Crown Victoria Association.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Theresa; daughters, Lori (RJ) Bates, Kathleen (Bruce) Marshall and Teresa (Jim) Thomas; son, Anthony (Vanessa) Monachino; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Service is Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Philip Catholic Church in Dallas.

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

Larry Edward Hayes

June 14, 1940 - March 5, 2013

Larry Edward Hayes

Larry Edward Hayes

For every first step we take we must take the last.

Larry passed away March 5, 2013 in Boise, Idaho. He was born June 14 to James B. and Phyllis Hayes in Dallas, Oregon. He was a loving son, father, brother, uncle and grandfather.

He grew up in a forestry environment. His dad, Buford Hayes, worked for the Oregon Department of Forestry all his life. Larry graduated from St. Helens high school in 1959, attended Oregon State University and worked during the summers as a fire suppression crewman for the Oregon Department of Forestry in Tillamook, Oregon.

After two years, he went to work as a timber cruiser for the Oregon Department of Forestry, which he did for about a year. After that he went to work for the U.S. Forest Service Ranger Station in Hebo, Oregon as a timber cruiser in Tillamook County. From there he went to work for a private timber contractor named Prochnow, again doing cruising. His next job was working for Roseburg Lumber Company as a cruiser.

Later, he decided to go into business for himself, so he bought a self-loading log truck and called his business L & D Logging. He started hauling logs in Lane and Douglas counties. When timber sales became hard to find, he sold all of his equipment except his truck. He began hauling logs for Longview Fiber in Northwest Oregon. He was in business for himself for about five years when hard times set in, and he sold his truck and business. He sent out resumes to different timber companies and landed a job with Willamina Lumber Company working for John Hampton. He started out cruising and soon became their timber buyer. He was employed with the company from March 1980 thru the summer of 1990 when he suffered a major stroke and was no longer able to work. Larry enjoyed driving in the country, camping trips, hunting and spending time with his family and friends.

He married Dawna Hutchins in 1965, and they had four children. Larry is survived by his father, James (Esther) Hayes of Scappoose, Oregon, his children, Debra (Brad) Wilder, Lynette Hayes (Matt Beeter), Dan (Doniel) Hayes of Boise, Idaho, Dena Hayes of Redmond, Washington, his sisters, Janet (Don) Kallberg of Warren, Oregon, Judith Crites of Boise, Idaho, five grandchildren, Vanessa and Bradley Johnson, Sawyer and Isaac Hayes, and Sophie P. Hayes, and lots of nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his mother, Phyllis Hayes, and brother, Ricky.

Graveside service will be held at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery in McMinnville, Oregon on April 15 at 3pm.

Robert 'Bob' Henry Tremaine

July 21, 1933 - April 2, 2013


Robert 'Bob' Henry Tremaine

Bob Tremaine peacefully passed away April 2, 2013 at home with loved ones, due to chronic heart issues. Bob passed away within 29 days of the passing of his wife, Sue.

Born in Corvallis, Oregon, he was raised on the family dairy farm, Sunbeam Dairy. The dairy supplied milk to Camp Adair, Peevey Arboretum and OSU. He graduated from Corvallis High School in 1951. He enjoyed many class reunions with his classmates and their spouses.

Bob was a proud veteran of the US Army from 1953 - 1961. He served in with Company A, 129th Infantry Regiment, serving in Germany. He married Sue Crick August 10, 1958, bringing her roses daily. They moved from Salem to Dallas in 1965.



He retired from Mountain Fir Lumber Company in Independence, Oregon. He worked on the mill pond pushing logs into the debarker. Trucks unloaded their logs directly in to the pond where they begin their journey through the mill. He was responsible to have the logs processed at the mill.

Bob loved the great outdoors. His favorite fishing spot was the Nestucca. He also was an avid hunter. He shared his love of fishing and hunting with is son, Steve and camping with daughter, Kathy.

After retirement he started his own personal wood working business called "Wood Time." He created Adirondack chairs, tables, bird houses, planters and keepsake boxes, giving many away to family and friends.

Bob is survived by his brother, Dick Tremaine and sister Sally Steele, son, Steve and daughter Kathy (Dave) LeClerc, granddaughters Emilee (Nick) Refvem and Stephanie Tremaine, great grandson, Elliott Refvem.

The family expresses their deepest gratitude to all the doctors and nurses who helped with their care.

Bob and Sue faced their long term illnesses with unwavering determination and strength. They will be buried together under the beautiful pine trees in the Dallas Cemetery.

The family will be having an open house for family and friends to celebrate the lives of Bob and Sue on Saturday, April 13, 2013 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at their home 369 NW Robert St. Dallas, Oregon.

To leave an online condolence or memories go to Bollman Funeral Home is caring for the family.

Hot Jobs