Monday, April 21, 2014

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


*Maeve Eileen Augustyn*Roberta A. Reed*Clarence Dale Langley*Ronald B. McLain*Frances 'Patty' Bohn*Kathy Kestler*David Niles Pulis*E. Laverne Hagestrom*Arthur J. Endsley*Marie Agnes Brown*Russell A. Kendall*Lorena 'Rinkie" Peterson*Kenneth James Birch

June 25, 2013

Frances 'Patty' Bohn

May 18, 1926 - May 21, 2013

Memorial service for Frances "Patty" Bohn is Saturday at 2 p.m. at Dallas United Methodist Church, 565 SE LaCreole Drive.

Contributions are suggested to Right to Life Chapter or Paralyzed Veterans of America.

Clarence Dale Langley

Nov. 25, 1931 - June 17, 2013

Clarence Dale Langley

Clarence Dale Langley

Clarence Dale Langley, 81, of Sheridan died June 17.

He was born in Grand Ronde to Ivan Lewis Langley and Grace Alice Englehardt.

Dale lived in Grand Ronde for most of his life. He went to work in the woods at a young age and worked as a logger for many years. He also served in the Navy.


Dale married Shirley Ann Keller in Willamina in 1957. They were married for 56 years.

Dale enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping in his tent trailer with his family. He also enjoyed gardening and taking care of his horses and mules. Dale was a Grand Ronde Tribal Elder and was involved in many activities including the Rodeo Board, Fish and Wildlife Committee, Veterans Committee and Veterans Honor Guard. Dale loved the Lord and was an active member of the Light House Church of Grand Ronde.

He was preceded in death by his son, Micheal Langley, and sister, Helane Bauer.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley Langley of Sheridan; sons, Edward Langley of Sheridan and John Langley and Bryan Langley, both of McMinnville; daughters, Kathy Werst of Grand Ronde, Debbie Dolan of Troy, Mont., and Ashley Langley of Willamina; brothers, Ivan Casey Langley Jr. of Amity, George Thanos of Hartsville, S.C., and Steve Thanos and Carmine LaChance, both of San Diego; 29 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Memorial service was Tuesday at the Tribal Gymnasium in Grand Ronde. Burial was at the Grand Ronde Tribal Cemetery.

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

Maeve Eileen Augustyn

May 20, 1947 - June 4, 2013

Memorial service for Maeve Eileen Augustyn of Dallas is Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Dallas.

Maeve believed in comfort, so casual attire is suggested.

Contributions are suggested to Friends of Felines, 980 Commercial St. SE, Salem, OR 97301, or the humane society of your choice.

David Niles Pulis

Dec. 7, 1943 - June 16, 2013

David Niles Pulis

David Niles Pulis

David Niles Pulis, 69, of Independence died June 16 in Independence.

He was born in Vancouver, Wash., to James and Susie Pulis.

David grew up on a farm in the Black Hills of South Dakota. He graduated from Rapid City High School in 1961 and attended Rapid City Teacher's College. But college didn't keep his interest and he went on to do house building and maintenance, something he, his father and brothers all had a knack for.

After meeting Karen, his soul mate of 36 years in 1977, Dave decided on his true occupational passion, which was excavation, in 1978. He started his own company that he and Karen ran from home after they got married. They named it Triple D Excavating, which stood for "Ditch Digger Dave."

Dave did all the regular work that he loved and Karen did all of the administrative and bookkeeping duties. Due to health reasons he was forced to close his business after 32 years in 2010.

Dave was a wonderful man whose family, company and faith in God meant more to him than anything else in the world. He was a hardworking, gentle soul who always saw the best in people.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Barbara Zummallen, in 2010.

Survivors include his wife, Karen of Independence; daughter, Rachelle (Jim) Ball of Monmouth; sister, Linda Clapper of DeForest, Wis.; stepsister, Dorothy Langerman of Mesa, Ariz.; brothers, Durwood "Woody" Pulis of Rapid City, Raymond Pulis of Box Elder, S.D., and Gene Pulis of Chiloquin; one granddaughter; and one stepgrandson.

Celebration of life was held Saturday at the Independence Assembly of God.

Contributions are suggested to help pay for funeral costs.

To send an online condolence:

Ronald B. McLain

Oct. 14, 1939 - June 16, 2013

Ronald B. McLain, 73, of Monmouth died June 16.

His life will be celebrated at a later date.

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

E. Laverne Hagestrom

Feb. 22, 1921 - June 18, 2013

E. Laverne Hagestrom

E. Laverne Hagestrom

E. Lavern Hagestrom, 92, of Dallas died June 18.

She was born in Salem to George and Emma Caspell.

Laverne spent her childhood on a dairy farm in Tillamook County. She graduated from Nestucca High School in 1938.

She married William Hagestrom in 1939.

Laverne was a strong, determined and loving mother. She worked many years in the agriculture industry and in canneries in the Salem and Dallas areas.

She remained active and living on her own throughout her entire life, just as she wanted.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1979 and four siblings.

Survivors include her children, Dennis (Judy) Hagestrom of Solon, Ohio, and Gayle Dyer of Keizer; two brothers; one sister; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a large extended family.

Service is Thursday at 11 a.m. at Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center. Burial will follow at Restlawn Memory Gardens.

To send an online condolence:

Arthur J. Endsley

Sept. 13, 1982 - June 14, 2013

Arthur J. Endsley

Arthur J. Endsley

Arthur John Endsley, 30, of Dallas died June 14 in Salem after a courageous battle against cancer that lasted nearly two years.

He was born in Salem.

He graduated from Philomath High School in 2002. He was proud of his Sioux tribal heritage.

Arthur enjoyed working and held various jobs including construction work, forestry and handyman services.

He was loving, outgoing and caring.

Survivors include his mother, Mischelle Endsley of Dallas; siblings, Bonnie, David and Kathy; grandmother, Frances Haines; and extended family.

Private service will be held.

Contributions are suggested to any OSU Federal Credit Union, where an account has been established in his name.

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

Kathy Kestler

April 10, 1924 - June 23, 2013

Kathy Kestler, 89, of Dallas died Sunday.

Kathy's life will be celebrated privately.

Farnstrom Mortuary, Independence, handled arrangements.

Roberta A. Reed

Nov. 5, 1921 - June 23, 2013

Roberta Ann Reed, 91, of Dallas died Sunday.

Graveside service is Monday at 2 p.m. at Crescent Grove Cemetery in Tigard.

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

Kenneth James Birch

Nov. 15, 1941 - June 8, 2013

Kenneth James Birch

Kenneth James Birch

Ken died Saturday, June 8, 2013 in Salem due to complications from diabetes. He was born in Berkeley, California, the son of Frank and Ruby Birch. He graduated from Albany High School, Albany, California. Ken enlisted in the US Air Force in 1959 and was stationed at Adair Air Force Base, in Oregon.

Ken married Ardis Alsip in Monmouth, Oregon, on February 8, 1964. They lived on the Alsip family farm near Monmouth for forty-nine years. Ken drove school bus, worked at Oregon Fruit Products, Willamette Industries, and Towmotor before starting his thirty-year career at the Polk County Sheriffs Department. He went into law enforcement because he liked helping people.

Ken was a member of the Independence Elks Lodge, a charter member of the Polk County Saddle-ites and Polk County Sheriffs Mounted Posse, and President of Oregon Association of Mounted Posses in 1987. He was fond of the outdoors and was an avid hunter, angler, camper, and equestrian. Ken enjoyed horse show announcing and competing on many shooting teams. He went to search and rescue and tracking schools and participated in many searches.

Ken was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Donald and Roger. He is survived by his wife, Ardis Birch, son James (Calene) Birch, grandchildren Michael, Tianna, Dylan, and Bradley. He also leaves behind his brother Stan (Ann) Birch, and his partner in crime, trusted companion, his beloved dog Bandit. He was a grandpa and an inspiration to all children.

Please join us at a Celebration of Life on Saturday, June 29, 2013, 11:00 am at the Monmouth Christian Church, 959 W Church Street, Monmouth, Oregon. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Diabetes Association or your favorite charity. Arrangements are by Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service.

Marie Agnes Brown

Dec. 7, 1929 - June 13, 2013

Marie Agnes Brown

Marie Agnes Brown

Marie Agnes Brown was born 7 December 1929 at Devils Lake, North Dakota. She was the third child of Edwin and Agnes (Welk) Zeigler. The family moved to Oregon when Marie was 12. She passed away peacefully 13 June 2013 with family at her side.

Marie married George A. Brown 22 February 1948 in Salem. They had two daughters, Christine (Larry) Johnson of Lebanon and Candace (Anthony) Fairchild of Eugene. The Browns lived in Dallas, Oregon until moving to Eugene in 1963.

Marie worked in the restaurant industry until her retirement. She enjoyed camping, fishing, gardening, traveling and visiting the beach. She was a great cook, seamstress and handicrafter. Many of her family enjoyed vegetables from her garden and some of the more than 40 quilts she hand pieced after retirement and gave as gifts.

Survivors include three sisters: Betty Armstrong of Klamath Falls, Josephine Loyd and Patricia Dahlen of Salem; a brother, Richard Zeigler of Prineville; 5 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.

Marie was preceded in death by three brothers, a sister, and two nieces.

A memorial service was held 15 June 2013.

Lorena 'Rinkie' Peterson

Jan. 19, 1941 - June 19, 2013

Lorena "Rinkie" Peterson

Lorena "Rinkie" Peterson

DALLAS - On June 19th, 2013 Lorena "Rinkie" Peterson, 72 of Dallas, Oregon prayers were answered as she was relieved of her pain here on earth. Although it was too soon for us, she lived many years "crippled" by diabetes, and most recently was battling lung cancer. She was born to Chesley and Louise Peterson on January 19th, 1941 and is survived by her mother Louise Peterson (91), her sister Ginger Carpenter, her brother Jimmie Peterson and brother-in-law Tommie Carpenter and sister-in-law Pamela Peterson. She had four nephews and two nieces that loved her, and more than a dozen great-nieces and nephews that adored her.

She attended Phagans Beauty School and Chemeketa Community College where she graduated with as a CNA. We will miss her feisty attitude, spunky sense of humor, and her persistence of gambling that someday she would someday in fact win it "BIG." She had a handful of close friends that meant the world to her. She loved making kids happy, helping others, and hosting the family picnic. But, most of all she enjoyed her home. She loved her own space where she collected anything monkey, read the bible, watched TV, and relaxed. Today she is a happy little girl back in the arms of her daddy who she admired, loved and missed everyday.

The memorial service was at the Dallas First Presbyterian Church on Tuesday June 25th at 2:30, followed by a reception. Kids are welcomed. Private inurnment will be at the Dallas Cemetery. Flowers can be sent to the church, or memorial contributions can be made to American Lung Association on her behalf, in care of Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center, who is caring for the family. Online condolences may be left at

Russell A. Kendall

Dec. 10, 1953 - April 27, 2013

Russell A. Kendall

Russell A. Kendall

Graveside service for Russell A. Kendall of Falls City is Saturday, July 6 at noon in the Lower Falls City Cemetery. Celebration of his life will follow at the Upper Park in Falls City.Overnight camping is available.

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

Hot Jobs