Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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*Margaret 'Sue' Sele-Savely*Angelina Loza*Wendell E. 'Pete' Dyer*Carol Jean Settlemier Adkisson*Walter Nielson White*John Loyal Conn*Devin L. Cavan

September 24, 2013

Margaret 'Sue' Sele-Savely

Sept. 27, 1938 - Sept. 16, 2013


Margaret 'Sue' Sele-Savely

Margaret "Sue" Sele-Savely, 74, of Dallas died Sept. 16 in Dallas.

She was born in Water Valley, Miss., to Ernest and Lattie Wakefield.

Sue moved to Illinois and then to Oregon. Nothing could stop her success even though she only completed the eighth grade. Her adult life began at the age of 13 and through dedication and hard work she became the sole proprietor of restaurants. She owned The Plantation in Dallas. She also owned a successful consignment shop in Dallas.

Sue was an avid bowler and she also worked at the bowling alley. She was a pinochle card shark and enjoyed trying her hand at Spirit Mountain Casino. She was a very loving, caring person who would give you the shirt off her own back.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Sister Margie Jameson.

Survivors include her sons, Ronald (Cathy) Sele and Jason (Leslie) Sele; daughter, Paula (Bob) Van Elverdinghe; brother, Bob Wakefield; sister, Callie "Martha" Wills; 13 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Service was Saturday at St. Philip Catholic Church in Dallas.

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

Angelina Loza

June 9, 1934 - Sept. 15, 2013

Angelina Loza

Angelina Loza

Angelina Loza, 79, of Dallas died Sept. 15.

She was born in Valle de Santiago, Guanajuato, Mexico, to Macario and Maria Gabriela Perez Zamora.

She married Eduardo Loza Jr. on April 29, 1957, in Brownsville, Texas. In 1969 they moved from Texas to Forest Grove. She later settled in Dallas in 2004.

Angelina was a member of St. Philip Catholic Church. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, making earrings and crafts.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Eduardo, in 1999.

Survivors include her sons, Victor (Leticia) Barron, Robert Loza, Rudy (Lynn) Loza, David (Dyan) Loza and Daniel (Jena) Loza; daughters, Maria Elena (Barry) Kroells, Margarita (Mike) McConnell, Lourdes (Pete) Sanchez, Janie (Greg) Gutierrez and Alicia (Abraham) Loza; sister, Isabel Zamora; brothers, Arturo Zamora and Jose Pedro Rios; 40 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Mass of Christian burial was Thursday at St. Philip Catholic Church in Dallas. Interment was at Dallas Cemetery.

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

Walter Nielson White

March 29, 1930 - Sept. 16, 2013

Walter Nielson White

Walter Nielson White

Walter N. White, 83, of Independence died from complications of Alzheimer's on Sept. 16 in Independence.

The Army veteran and businessman was born to Albert and Amy White in Lexington, Neb.

He had six brothers and two sisters, and together they survived the Great Depression. Walt's father was a well driller and owned an auto repair business in Eugene. All the boys learned their work ethics while working in their father's business. Like his father and brothers, Walter had been a Cessna pilot since he was a young boy.

Walter, a longtime Eugene resident, also lived in California and Alaska. He served in the Army during the Korean Conflict in the 1950s. He was transferred to Alaska in the last part of his service and left the Army with an honorable discharge.


He graduated in 1958 from the University of Oregon as a geologist. He worked for the Corps of Engineers in Los Angeles and later owned his own businesses, White Water Well Drilling and B.J. Well Drilling.

He was a member of the Order of Eagles.

Walter was preceded in death by two brothers.

Survivors include his wife, Madrene; four children; six stepchildren; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Service was Monday at Farnstrom Mortuary in Independence. Interment was at Lane Memorial Gardens in Eugene.

Contributions are suggested to Alzheimer's research at

To send an online condolence:

Wendell E. 'Pete' Dyer

Dec. 19, 1927 - Sept. 1, 2013

Wendell E. "Pete" Dyer, 85, of Salem died Sept. 1 in Salem.

He was born in Merrill.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia, in 2005.

Survivors include his son and daughter; two grandchildren; and two great-grandsons.

Service is Oct. 4 at 2 p.m. at Restlawn Funeral Home in Salem.

To send an online condolence:

John Loyal Conn

Dec. 19, 1930 - Sept. 14, 2013

John Loyal Conn

John Loyal Conn

John Loyal Conn, 82, of Dallas died Sept. 14.

He was born in Crandon, Wis., to Claude and Bessie Conn.

He was preceded in death three months ago by his wife of 24 years, Darlene Anne Conn, after a long battle with cancer.

Survivors include his children, Donna Conn Hancock of Calvert, Texas, Sharon Conn Crider and Robert Wayne Conn, both of Cameron, Texas, Gary Allen Conn of LaMarque, Texas, and John Clayton Conn of Uvalde, Texas; stepchildren, Lynn Van Allen of Dallas and William Canfield of Roseburg; brothers, Wayne C. Conn and Larry Conn; sister, Ruby Nickols; 12 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Private family gathering will be held.

Restlawn Funeral Home of Salem handled arrangements.

Carol Jean Settlemier Adkisson

May 20, 1939 - July 29, 2013

Celebration of life for Carol Jean Settlemier Adkisson of Monmouth is Saturday at noon at Dallas City Park.

Contributions are suggested to Friends of Felines in Salem.

Devin L. Cavan

Dec. 19, 1991 - Sept. 22, 2013

Devin L. Cavan

Devin L. Cavan

Devin Lee Cavan, 21, of Sheridan died on Sunday.

Celebration of life is Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Sheridan High School gymnasium.

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