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*Philip E. 'Phil' Kaltenbach*Alice C. Howse*Arlene (Tarter) Baxter

May 28, 2013

Philip E. 'Phil' Kaltenbach

May 10, 1936 - May 21, 2013

Philip E.

Philip E. 'Phil' Kaltenbach

Philip E. "Phil" Kaltenbach, 77, of Dallas died May 21 in Dallas.

He was born in Warm Springs, S.D., to Harry and Mabel Felien Kaltenbach.

The family came to Oregon and settled in the Willamette Valley, initially in Grand Ronde, then Sheridan and finally Ballston.

Phil graduated from Amity High School in 1954. He enlisted in the Air Force and spent 20 years serving his country.

Phil started out servicing refueling air tankers in Germany. He then spent most of his career as a missile facilities technician at Kadena Air Force Base in Okinawa, Japan, and retired from the Francis Warren Air Force Base in Wyoming. Phil spent most of his military years involved with air tactical mobile nuclear missiles and the strategic Atlas, Titan and Minuteman missiles.


While overseas in Germany he raced MGs. Phil then raced stock cars in Arkansas for several years upon arriving back in the states.

Phil retired from the Air Force in 1974 and settled in Dallas with his family, MarVelle, his wife of 37 years, and their five boys. Phil received his real estate license and later was a builder of both commercial structures and residential homes in the Willamette Valley. He was a past president of the Salem Home Builders Association.

Phil had also been a past member of the Rickreall Fire Department, Masonic Lodge, Dallas Lions Club and had participated in the Rickreall Christmas Pageant for many years.

Phil enjoyed small engine repair. He liked to camp, water ski, grow tomatoes and roses, and especially enjoyed playing cards. He was known as a practical joker and had a great sense of humor to the very end.

Survivors include his children, Richard (Jamie) Kaltenbach, Jay (Donna) Kaltenbach, Kevin (Mary) McCarron, Gwen McKnight, Terry McCarron and Dan (Cathy) McCarron; sisters, Helen Headings, Alice Down and Martha Staniford; brother, Les Kaltenbach; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Celebration of life service is June 8 at 11 a.m. at Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center. A reception will follow at 12:30 p.m. at Rickreall Fire Station. Private graveside service with full military honors will be at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.

Contributions are suggested to the Rickreall Fire Department in care of the mortuary.

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Alice C. Howse

Jan. 9, 1925 - May 19, 2013

Alice C. Howse

Alice C. Howse

Alice C. Howse, 88, of Keizer died May 19 in Salem.

She was born in Hollywood, Calif., to Kenneth Edgar and Agnes Martha Wagner Wilkins.

She married Clayton Munroe Howse and he preceded her in death in 1988.

Alice lived most of her life in Southern California and had spent the past 13 years in Oregon.

She was a homemaker who enjoyed sewing, quilting, crocheting and doing yard work.

Alice was a member of Salem Evangelical Church and the United Methodist Church in California.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Catherine Marie Howse Myers, in 1994, and a sister, Violet Bryant, in 1993.

Survivors include her daughters, Linda Ann (Richard) Nicholson of San Gabriel, Calif., and Pamela "Darda" (Marty) Townsend of Keizer; brother, Kenneth William Wilkins of Lancaster, Calif.; six grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Memorial service was Saturday at Salem Evangelical Church. Entombment and service is Saturday at 1 p.m. at Mountain View Mausoleum in Altadena, Calif.

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

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Arlene (Tarter) Baxter

May 11, 1932 - May 19, 2013

Arlene (Tarter) Baxter

Arlene (Tarter) Baxter

Salem - Arlene (Tarter) Baxter, 81, of Salem died May 19, 2013. She was born in Airlie, Oregon on May 11, 1932 to Charles and Elma Tarter. Arlene grew up on a farm in Airlie with her three brothers Robert (deceased), Ray, Henry and two sisters Charlene and Mary Lou.

Upon graduating from Monmouth High school in 1950 she married Robert Gerald Raines. She had a variety of jobs while raising eight children. During these years she lived in various parts of the state of Oregon including Baker, Hermiston, and Salem. In 1974 she married Arthur M. Baxter and lived in the Dallas area for a number of years until they moved to Hermiston, Oregon.

Her fond memories were of working the lunch counter/fountain at the Hermiston Drug store where she was well known for her good food and great pies all served with a beautiful smile.

Survivors include her husband Art; children, Rick (Sheryl) Raines of Beaver, Oregon; Susan (Gary) DeBruin of Thomasville, Pennsylvania; Darrell (Coleen) Raines of Kennewick, Washington; David (Sandra) Raines of Pasco, Washington; Deanna (Joel) Stein of Keizer, Oregon; Ronald (Diane) Raines of Cottage Grove, Oregon; Donald (Jessica) Raines of Oregon City, Oregon; Rodney Raines of Salem, Oregon; 19 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

Visitation was Thursday, May 23, 11:30 am, followed by a funeral service at 1 pm, both at Dayspring Fellowship, 1755 Lockhaven Drive NE, Keizer. Interment at English Cemetery, Monmouth. Farnstrom Mortuary handled arrangements. Please share you memories and condolences online at

Although her body has failed, her spirit is alive in those she has touched throughout the years.