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*Russell A. Kendall*Vesta Robinson Delaney*Roberta Reed*Elva M. Brown*Eddie Ainsworth*Orville Eddie Adams*Jane Bossatti

July 02, 2013

Russell A. Kendall

Dec. 10, 1953 - April 27, 2013

Graveside service for Russell A. Kendall of Falls City is Saturday 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:

Vesta Robinson Delaney

Feb. 16, 1918 - June 25, 2013

Vesta Robinson Delaney

Vesta Robinson Delaney

Vesta Teal Robinson Delaney, 95, died June 25 in Spokane, Wash.

She was born in Falls City to W.A. "Jake" and Belle Wolf Teal.

She was proud to be an Oregonian and lived most of her life in Falls City until 1963, when she moved to Salem. In 2008 she moved to Spokane to be near her daughter.

Vesta was preceded in death by her husband of 25 years, Woodrow Robinson, in 1962. Their infant son, Gary Allen, died in 1946. She married Bob Delaney in 1978 and he died in 2002.

Vesta lived a full and active life. She was a loving wife, terrific mom and granny, a caring homemaker, and an excellent cook and gardener. She created a welcoming home where family and friends often gathered.

Being "mom" and "granny" were important roles for her and she filled those roles to the fullest with love and care.

She loved camping, spending time on the Oregon Coast, and fishing and hunting. Vesta often caught the biggest fish on the boat or bagged the biggest deer in the hunting party.

She worked many years at Oregon State Hospital, serving in the capacity of charge aid.

Vesta was an active member of Oak Park Community Church of God in Salem, where she served in many capacities until her move to Spokane.

Survivors include her son, Wendall Robinson (Susan) of Redmond; daughter, Corene McMorris (Vern White) of Spokane; sister, Erma Ferguson of Falls City; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and extended family.

Graveside service was Saturday at Dallas Cemetery. It was followed by a gathering of family and friends at Murphy's Grill in Dallas.

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

Roberta Reed

Nov. 5, 1921 - June 23, 2013

Roberta Reed

Roberta Reed

Roberta Reed, 91, of Dallas died June 23 in Dallas.

Roberta Ann Rassi and her twin, Robert, were born in Portland.

She lived and attended schools in the St. Johns area of Portland.

In 1940 Roberta married Roy Michel.

As housewife and mother she raised four daughters. After she became a widow in 1968, she began her working career. Roberta first worked with the Oregon Painters Apprenticeship Training Program. She then was hired to supervise the Veterans Job Training Program for the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Veterans Administration. Roberta's jobs provided an opportunity for travel and she especially enjoyed driving throughout Oregon.

Roberta was a lifelong Christian. She was active in St. Johns Christian Church when her family was young and later as a member of the Turner Christian Church for six years while living at Turner Retirement Homes.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Roy Michel and Merrill Reed; brothers, Wayne Rassi and Robert Rassi; daughter, Marjorie; and granddaughter, Kimberly Stout.

Survivors include her daughters, Joyce Edwards, Virginia Wyman and Donna Michel; siblings, Arline Patterson and Henry Rassi; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

Graveside service was Monday at Crescent Grove Cemetery in Tigard.

Contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society or Turner Retirement Homes in care of Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center, which handled arrangements.

To send an online condolence:

Elva M. Brown

Nov. 17, 1917 - June 11, 2013

Elva M. Brown

Elva M. Brown

Elva M. Brown, 95, of Dallas died June 11 in Salem.

She was born in Vermillion, S.D., to Paul and Hettie Hendricks Surface.

She lived in the Sioux Falls, S.D., area, where she attended schools.

Elva married Harry A. Brown on Sept. 4, 1937. In 1952 they moved to Oregon and lived in Triangle Lake, Independence, Monmouth and later Dallas.

She worked for Meier & Frank in Salem and for Crider's Department Store in Monmouth as a sales clerk. For a time she worked for Oregon College of Education (now Western Oregon University).

She was a member of the Christian Missionary Alliance Church in Dallas and the Women's Bible Study group in Monmouth.

She enjoyed doing yard work, quilting and knitting.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry, in 2007 and a brother and two sisters.

Survivors include her son, Laird; daughters, Tami (Tom McCallum), Lori Brown (Debra Shelton) and Beverly (Bob Roy); four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Private burial was at Fir Crest Cemetery in Monmouth.

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

Eddie Ainsworth

Nov. 13, 1925 - June 28, 2013

Eddie Ainsworth

Eddie Ainsworth

Eddie Ainsworth, 87, longtime Monmouth resident, died Friday.

He was born to Clarence and Deanie Ainsworth in Forest, La.

He served his country in the Army during World War II and in the Air Force during the Korean War.

He married Vera Elaine Goddard on July 28, 1950, in Las Vegas while he was stationed at Nellis Air Force Base.



After his discharge from the Air Force he worked as a carpenter in Las Vegas until he moved his family to Montana, where he worked as a forest ranger. In 1963 he moved his family to Dallas, where they lived until they moved to a small farm just west of Monmouth in 1973.

He was employed in Dallas by Gerlinger Carrier Co., which later merged with Towmotor and then Caterpillar Tractor. He worked on an assembly line building forklifts from 1963 until his retirement in 1987. After retirement he pursued his other occupation as a "gentleman farmer" until his death.

Eddie was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Monmouth 3rd Ward, and American Legion Post 10 in Albany.

He loved to help his family, friends and others in need. He was always ready to be of service in any way he could.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, three brothers and one sister.

Survivors include his wife, Elaine; son, Ronald of Monmouth; daughter, Yvonne of Independence; two brothers; 13 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

Service is Saturday at 1 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Monmouth 3rd Ward. Interment with military honors will be at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.

Contributions are suggested to the Monmouth LDS Missionary Fund or Doernbecher Children's Hospital.

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

Orville Eddie Adams

Feb. 23, 1933 - June 24, 2013

Orville Eddie Adams

Orville Eddie Adams

Orville Eddie Adams, 80, of McMinnville, formerly of Monmouth, died June 24 in McMinnville.

He was born in Portland to Eddie H. and Della Violet Adams.

Orville enlisted in the Navy at age 17 and spent three years serving his country as a gunners mate.



He married his first wife, Barbara, and they had two children together. He married his second wife, Maxine, in 1973 and inherited her eight children.

The majority of his life was spent hanging and finishing sheetrock. He later worked for close to 20 years at Willamette Industries in Dallas.

After retiring he lived in the Dallas and Monmouth area until moving to Osprey Court Memory Care Center in McMinnville in August 2012.

Orville enjoyed fishing, camping, hunting, and listening to and getting together to sing country music. He was a talented gunsmith, cleaning and repairing many rifles and pistols for anyone who needed his expertise. He also built many detailed models from roadsters to 18-wheelers.

He enjoyed watching football and loved fast cars, motorcycles, peanut butter and mayonnaise sandwiches, and sweets. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

Orville believed in the Lord and was a baptized Christian. He was a member of the Dallas Seventh-day Adventist Church.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Bud and Clyde, and sisters, Thelma and Carolyn.

Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Maxine Adams; his children, Laura and Wesley; stepchildren, Liesa, Hobie, Edwina, Rocky, Feryl, Shane, Tammie and Jesse; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a large extended family.

Memorial service is Sunday at 11 a.m. at Dallas Seventh-day Adventist Church, 589 SW Birch St.

Contributions are suggested to the Alzheimer's Association, 1650 NW Naito Parkway, Suite 190, Portland, OR 97209.

Jane Bossatti

June 20, 1941 - June 13, 2013

Jane Bossatti, 71, of Salem, formerly of Dallas, died June 13. Arrangements are pending with Bollman Funeral Home, Dallas.