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*Matthias 'Matt' Oliver Kamasz*Franklin D. Hoekstre*Douglas Clayville*Ethel Olivia Perry*Ingeborg Kristiansen*Angelina Loza*A. Wesley Burbank

September 17, 2013

Matthias 'Matt' Oliver Kamasz

May 4, 1971 - Sept. 3, 2013


Matthias 'Matt' Oliver Kamasz

Matthias "Matt" Kamasz, 42, of Bend died Sept. 3. He was a courageous fighter throughout his illness.

He was born in Portland to Hungarian immigrants Anthony and Jolan (Virgoncz) Kamasz. Matt and his siblings were first generation American citizens.

He graduated from Columbia High School in 1990 and attended Portland Community College before becoming an officer with the Los Angeles Police Department. In 1997 Matt moved to Bend, where he worked as a Deschutes County deputy sheriff.

In 2003 he married his wife, Sarah Pfaff, at Green Villa Barn in Independence.

Matt received a double lung transplant in 2005 and then returned to work as a civil technician for Deschutes County. He also worked for the Redmond Police Department as an airport law enforcement officer.

Matt and Sarah were blessed with the birth of their son, Oliver, in 2008.

Matt had a love for the outdoors that led to many hobbies including hiking, photography, traveling and target shooting. He also enjoyed motorcycles and fast cars, but most of all he loved spending time with his wife and son.

He was preceded in death by his father, Anthony.

Survivors include his wife and son, Sarah and Oliver Kamasz, both of Bend; mother, Jolan Kamasz of Portland; brother, Abel (Jean) Kamasz of Portland; sisters, Loretta (Robert) Hunt of San Jose, Calif., Musika (Ted) Farnsworth of Vancouver, Wash., and Jolan Kamasz of Portland; and extended family.

Memorial service was Saturday at New Hope Church in Bend.

Contributions are suggested to Partners In Care Hospice, 2075 NE Wyatt Court, Bend, OR 97701 ( or to the Central Oregon Police Chaplaincy (

Baird Funeral Home, Bend, handled arrangements. To send an online condolence:

Franklin D. Hoekstre

Jan. 30, 1937 - Sept. 6, 2013

Franklin D. Hoekstre

Franklin D. Hoekstre

Frank Delano Hoekstre, 76, of Dallas, died Sept. 6 in Dallas.

He was born in Dallas to Henry and Clara Hoekstre.

Frank graduated from Dallas High School in 1955. He then joined the Army and served three years before being honorably discharged.

Frank married Shirley (Carlile) Hoekstre on Jan. 31, 1959. They were married for 54 years.


Frank worked at Dole Cannery until he was able to support his family as a full-time farmer. He grew strawberries, wheat, oats and other crops. He then went on to own two farming businesses. Both businesses were straw exporting businesses, where he exported straw to Japan. He was able to sell his businesses and retired in 1994.

He loved to collect coins, especially pennies for his grandchildren. He also loved to go fishing and crabbing. But his most joy came from his grandchildren. He attended all their various sports activities, such as jump roping competitions, cheerleading competitions, and basketball and soccer games.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Don, and sisters, Verna and Gladys.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley; daughters, Rhonda (Tom) Havercroft and Barb (Jim) Lewis; several brothers and a sister; and five grandchildren.

Visitation is Wednesday (today) from 2 to 6 p.m. at Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center. Service is Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at Dallas Evangelical Bible Church. Interment with military honors follows at Salt Creek Cemetery. A reception will follow the interment at the church.

Contributions are suggested to Willamette Valley Hospice in care of the mortuary.

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Douglas Clayville

Dec. 13, 1954 - Sept. 10, 2013

Douglas Clayville

Douglas Clayville

Doug Clayville, 58, of Dallas died Sept. 10.

He was born in Portland to Robert and Peggy Clayville.

Doug grew up in Estacada and graduated from Portland Adventist Academy in 1973. He then attended Walla Walla University in Washington, where he graduated in 1979. While in college he served as a student missionary in Japan for two years, which developed his passion for missions.

In 1979 he married Susan Huyck and they enjoyed 34 years of marriage.

Doug's life was committed to ministry. He served wherever the Lord called his family, 18 years of which was in Asia. They also lived in Guam, Montana and Maryland. In 2006 they moved to Dallas, where he served as the pastor of the Dallas and Falls City Seventh Day Adventist Churches. Doug was a gentle and genuine man of God and was devoted to his Lord and his family. His servant's heart was a blessing to many.

Survivors include his wife, Sue Clayville of Dallas; children, Chrislyn (Wesley) Lutz of Angwin, Calif., Caleb (Danielle) Clayville of Pendleton, and Camilyn, Cherilyn, Selena, John, Rachelle and Joseph Clayville, all of Dallas; parents, Bob and Peggy Clayville of Cove; siblings, Dennis Clayville, Dianne Wells and Don Clayville; seven grandchildren; and a large extended family.

Service was Saturday at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Salem.

Contributions are suggested to Mission Creek Christian Outreach Services ( and can be sent in care of Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center, which handled arrangements. This school has been and will be a wonderful blessing to the education of the Clayville kids.

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Ethel Olivia Perry

Aug. 21, 1918 - Sept. 6, 2013

Ethel Olivia Perry

Ethel Olivia Perry

Ethel Olivia Hove Perry, 95, of Dallas died Sept. 6.

She was born in Hatton, N.D., to Joseph and Thilda Hove.

Ethel grew up in Hatton and moved to Seattle in the early 1940s. She lived with a lifelong friend and worked at the Kress store in Ballard, Wash.

After marrying she lived in Portland and Spokane, Wash. In 1966 she returned to the Seattle area, living in Edmonds. In 1979, after the death of her husband, she moved to Oregon to be near her daughter and grandchildren. Ethel resided in her home in the country until 2006. She then moved to Dallas Retirement Village.

Ethel enjoyed years of volunteering at Dallas Food Bank and Trinity Lutheran Church, where she made numerous quilts with the women's group. She was also a "lunch buddy" at Rickreall School. She particularly loved spending time caring for her grandchildren, whether it was cooking for them, taking them to school, spoiling them on Saturday morning after a sleep-over, or taking them to the beach or on other vacations. She enjoyed gardening, walking, music, dancing, crocheting, games and shopping.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dick Perry; brothers, Jasper Hove and Thilford Hove; and sisters, Gladys Benson and Adeline Hjelmstad.

Survivors include her daughter, Nancy Perry Fischer (Bill) of Rickreall; sister, Sadie Johnson of Brier, Wash.; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and extended family.

Private family service was Monday at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.

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

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Ingeborg Kristiansen

May 29, 1924 - Sept. 4, 2013

Ingeborg Kristiansen

Ingeborg Kristiansen

Ingeborg Kristiansen, 89, of Monmouth died Sept. 4 in Independence.

She was born in Porsgrunn, Norway, to Petter and Alvilde Halvorsen.

Ingeborg married Thor A. Kristiansen on May 27, 1944. They immigrated to New York City in 1959 and moved to Oregon in the late 1980s.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thor Kristiansen, and her siblings, Agate Aska, Dagny Johansen, Per Halvorsen and John Halvorsen.

Survivors include her children, Inger (Dan) Taraskiewicz, Roy (Marie) Kristiansen, Glen (Meiko) Kristiansen and Lisa (Philip) Doyle; sisters, Irene Jacobsen and Halvarda Amundsen, both of Norway; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Private family service will be held.

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

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Angelina Loza

June 9, 1934 - Sept. 15, 2013

Angelina Loza, 79, of Dallas died Sunday.

Viewing is Wednesday (today) from 2 to 8 p.m. at Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center.

Mass of Christian burial is Thursday at 1 p.m. at St. Philip Catholic Church in Dallas. Interment will be at Dallas Cemetery.

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A. Wesley Burbank

May 16, 1932 - Sept. 12, 2013

A. Wesley Burbank

A. Wesley Burbank

Alfred "Wes" Burbank, 81, longtime Pedee resident, died Thursday.

He was born at Mrs. Ward's home in Falls City to Alfred Asa "Pete" and Mary Goldie (McBeth) Burbank.

Wes met Carla Xvie (South) early one morning when he picked up people to go pick hops. She was 14, he was 19 and it was "love at first sight." They married on July 2, 1954, at Pedee Community Church and were married for 59 years.


Wes attended Fir Grove Elementary School, Pedee High School and Dallas High School. His father passed away in February of 1949 and Wes quit school to log with his uncle, John McBeth, in order to support his mother, sister and brothers.

He was drafted into the Navy in 1955. At graduation from basic training in San Diego he was voted Honor Man of his company, 066. He was then sent to Kwajalein Island in the Marshall Islands, which was «-mile wide and 2-miles long. The highest point on the island was an 8-foot-tall tree. He was then sent to Southern California for training and then to Adak, Alaska, for earthquake damage repair. He was discharged from Seattle in September of 1957.

Wes worked at Joe Card's Service Station in Dallas and then went back to falling timber. In 1988 he formed Wes Burbank Logging Co. and was given a commendation by the Northwest Regional Forest Practices Committee for "his dedicated reforestation of underproductive forest land in Polk County." He was also involved in farming, clearing building sites, digging ponds and managing a Christmas tree farm.

Wes spent many happy days camping and fishing with his children and their families and with his stepfather, M.S. "Dick" Eakin.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Mechelle Taylor, on March 12, 2012; one grandson; and one great-granddaughter.

Survivors include his wife, Carla Burbank; children, Daniel (Mikki), Dave (Suzanne), Dennis and Douglas (Trina); sisters, Alberta Jones and Twila (Bill) Ware; brother, Kenneth; 17 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and extended family.

Visitation is Wednesday (today) and Thursday from 2 to 6 p.m. at Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center. Service is Saturday at 11 a.m. at Pedee Memorial Evangelical Church. Interment with military honors follows at Womer Cemetery.

Contributions are suggested to Pedee Memorial Evangelical Church or to the American Cancer Society in care of the mortuary.

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