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*Donald Deane Gibbons*Rachel Miriam Cobb*Robert Roy Pinkerton*Carol. J. Adkisson*Barbara Ann Baxter*Dennis Michael McCarthy*Bonell R. Humes (Bonnie)

August 20, 2013

Robert Roy Pinkerton

Feb. 9, 1944 - Aug. 10, 2013

Robert "Bob" Roy Pinkerton, 69, of Dallas died Aug. 10.

He was born in Portland to A. Duane and Barbara Jeanne Pinkerton.

Bob attended West Linn High School, graduating in 1962. He then graduated from the University of Oregon in 1966 and later attended Western Evangelical Seminary, graduating in 1970 with a Master of Divinity.

He spent 14 years as the pastor of five different churches. Bob taught Sunday school and did hospital visitations for Salem First Nazarene Church as well.

Passionate about youth, Bob worked at MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility as a group life coordinator for 20 years. He also volunteered as a Red Cross blood drive coordinator, and enjoyed sports and coaching his children and grandchildren and their teams. Bob loved his family tremendously. He also enjoyed spending time on the Oregon Coast.

Survivors include his wife, Alyce; daughters, Lisa (Patrick) and Laura (Justin); sister, Jeanne; brother, Channing; three grandchildren; and extended family.

Remembrance service was Saturday at Salem First Nazarene Church.

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

Barbara Ann Baxter

Jan. 12, 1937 - Aug. 13, 2013

Barbara Ann Baxter, 76, of Monmouth died Aug. 13.

She was born to Marvin and Thyra Heineman in Compton, Calif. Barbara graduated from Boulder City High School in Nevada.

She married Donald Baxter and they settled in Independence. They later moved to Monmouth.

Barbara was a hard worker and had a wide variety of experiences during her 76 years -- everything from attending to helicopter tours over the Grand Canyon to retiring in 1994 from Western Oregon University, where she was the alumni association director. She had worked for the college since 1966. After retirement she served as a Monmouth City Council member until her health declined.

Barbara enjoyed reading, playing games, bowling and eating at Taco Bell. Barbara was a strong, active woman who remained independent for most of her life. One of her fondest memories was when she coached girls softball. She had a love for the ocean and many wonderful memories were made on the Oregon Coast for her family to treasure.

Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Donald of Monmouth; daughters, Kathryn (Bruce) Stuwe of Monmouth, Nancy (David) Fitts of Hatton, Wash., and Dawn Wright (Jim Murdock) of North Augusta, S.C.; son, Steven (Khris) Baxter currently with the U.S. Army; sisters, Marion Ames of Clio, Mich., Joan Chabra of Mantua, Ohio, and Sandi Noltenmeier of Olympia, Wash.; brothers, David Heineman of Albany and Fred Heineman of Tigard; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

At her request there will be a private family celebration of life.

Contributions are suggested to the National Kidney Foundation for the awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease. Go to and select "donate now" and choose "memorial gift."

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

Rachel Miriam Cobb

Nov. 15, 1935 - Aug. 10, 2013

Rachel Miriam Cobb, 77, of Monmouth died Aug. 10.

Graveside service was Thursday at Fir Crest Cemetery in Monmouth.

Farnstrom Mortuary, Independence, handled arrangements.

Dennis Michael McCarthy

Feb. 17, 1942 - Aug. 11, 2013

Dennis Michael McCarthy, 71, of Dallas died Aug. 11.

Graveside service was Saturday at Fort Jones Cemetery near Yreka, Calif.

Keizer Funeral Chapel handled arrangements.

Donald Deane Gibbons

March 3, 1916 - Aug. 14, 2013

Donald Deane Gibbons

Donald Deane Gibbons

Donald Deane Gibbons, 97, of Monmouth died Aug. 14 in Monmouth.

He was born in a two-room log cabin in Blackfalds, Alberta, Canada, to William and Ella Gibbons.

Don attended Blindman School on Jackfish Lake and Blackfalds High School. He rode his horse, Teeny, two miles to and from school every day. As a young man he helped his father work their quarter-section farm with a team of horses, Dick and Darby.

In 1936, Don visited the United States for the first time to work on a construction project at Boulder (now Hoover) Dam in Nevada.

On June 13, 1944, he married Dorothy Genevieve Miller, a young school teacher from a local farming family. They were married at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Red Deer, Alberta. In 1947, they held a farm sale, packed their remaining possessions, and moved to the Willamette Valley for its warmer climate.

Don and Dorothy had eight children together: one son and seven daughters. A devoted family man, he spent many hours crafting toys for his children, tending to the large family garden, and taking his family on trips around Oregon, as well as to Canada.

Don and Dorothy were longtime members of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Independence.

Don worked many years at the Monmouth Cooperative Warehouse and retired in 1978 from Judson's Plumbing and Heating in Salem.

During their retirement Don and Dorothy enjoyed spending winters in Arizona, gardening in Oregon and spending time with their grandchildren. In his later years, Don enjoyed writing about his experiences growing up in Canada. He was known for his sense of humor, especially among his grandchildren, who he regularly entertained with his jokes and pranks.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Dorothy; daughter, Anita McIntosh; and granddaughter, Anjuli Woodward.

Survivors include his brother, Tom; son, David (Sharon) Gibbons; daughters, Linda Mans, Mildred Pickering, Catherine (Patrick) Woodward, Elaine (Gary) Woodward, Martha (Steven) Russell and Clare (Ron) Mangis; 21 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Private service for family members has been scheduled. A graveside service is planned for a later date.

Carol J. Adkisson

May 20, 1938 - July 29, 2013

Carol J. Adkisson

Carol J. Adkisson

Carol Jean Settlemier Adkisson, 74, of Monmouth died July 29 in Monmouth.

She was born in Longview, Wash., to Buyrl and Hazel Settlemier.

Prior to living in Monmouth, Carol had lived in Dallas since 1983. She was a homemaker and artist.

Survivors include her sister, Patricia Walker of Alameda, Calif.; children, Laura Levy of San Diego, Bruce Underwood of San Jacinto, Calif., Catherine Underwood-Bush of Independence, Victoria DeLano of Salem, and Elizabeth Underwood and Ted Adkisson, both of Dallas; 13 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Celebration of life will be Sept. 28 at noon at Dallas City Park.

Contributions are suggested to Friends of Felines in Salem.

Bonell R. Humes (Bonnie)

Aug. 18, 1917 - Aug. 9, 2013

Bonnie Humes passed away Friday August 9th, at the home of her daughter Beverly and son-in-law Ken Kentch in Dallas, Oregon.

She is survived by her daughter Beverly and son-in-law Ken Kentch and her sons William and Michael Humes, grandson Bill and granddaughter Anne Humes of California. Also a sister Geraldine and nephew Chuck Holler in Coffeeville, Kansas.

Bonnie was feeling well enough to celebrate her life with her family two weeks prior to her passing.

Bonnie was an active, positive, caring person who showed all who knew her how to age gracefully and accept life.

Honoring her wishes no public service will be held.

Remembrances in Bonnie's name may be made to any one of the following: Friends of the Dallas Public Library; Dallas Senior Center; Willamette Valley Hospice; or The National Kidney Foundation.

Bonnie's family wishes to thank the Dallas Retirement Village and the Willamette Valley Hospice for their loving and compassionate care.