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*Lois Helen Wright*Delore 'Bud' Orville Anderson*Karstein Hynne*Jose Luis Coronado*Sarah Emily Hlavinka

December 10, 2013

Lois Helen Wright

April 15, 1919 - Nov. 30, 2013

Lois Helen Wright

Lois Helen Wright

Lois Helen Wright, 94, of Dallas died Nov. 30 after a short battle with cancer.

Lois Helen Scidmore was born to Walter A. and Fern (Ayers) Scidmore in Tescott, Kan.

She joined her older brother Keith in growing up in Tescott where their father and grandfather operated the Bank of Tescott while also building a farming business in the San Luis Valley of Colorado.

In 1933 the family moved to Alamosa, Colo., to operate the farm and where a young Lois Helen excelled in school. She graduated from Sargent High School in 1937 as valedictorian and an accomplished pianist. She then went on to school at Adams State College in Alamosa and the Colorado School of Business in Colorado Springs.

In 1941 she married Charles G. Wright, also from Alamosa, and the couple lived in Los Angeles. The war years brought two children and a return to Colorado while Charles was in the Army and fighting in Europe. After the war they returned to Los Angeles where Charles worked in the aircraft industry as an engineer and Lois was busy with an expanding group of children, which eventually grew to six.

1961 was the year that brought Lois and her family to Dallas to operate a mink ranch west of town and Dallas was to become her home for the rest of her life.

While always active in the lives of her children, Lois also was devoted to the United Methodist Church and is well known for her work and active caring and generosity within the church. Many will know her from her many years working at the Dallas Retirement Home where she was Activities Director and volunteered for many years after retiring.

After Charles died in 1997 she moved into town and spent the remaining years of her life active in the church, her book club, women's group and with her many friends in the community. She continued her travels by regularly visiting her family in Colorado, Kansas, Washington and California and loved nothing more than to go on to `that computer' and find the best discounted price for her flights. Highlights of those travels was a family reunion in 1995 at the `Scidmore Farms' in Alamosa with her brother's family and her own; the 100th anniversary of the establishment of Scidmore Farms in 2013; and a trip to Hawaii in 2006.

Always eager to learn, she was an active reader her entire life, and managed to get `that computer' to help her with her finances, travels and emails.

A long-time basketball fan, she diligently followed the trials and tribulations of the Portland Trail Blazers and her surprise trip to the Rose Garden on her 90th birthday where her name was displayed on the overhead scoreboard was a treasured highlight.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Keith and husband Charles.

Survivors include her children, Gary of Las Vegas, Richard of Bothell, Wash., Steven of Stockton, Calif., Chris (Mary) of Lake Oswego, Quentin (Lourdes) of Pleasanton, Calif., and Janet of Independence; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and extended family.

Service was Friday at the Dallas United Methodist Church and interment was at Dallas Cemetery.

Contributions are suggested to the Church Memorial Fund in care of Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center which handled arrangements.

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Delore 'Bud' Orville Anderson

July 31, 1923 - Dec. 2, 2013


Delore "Bud" Orville Anderson, 90, of Dallas died Dec. 2 in Dallas.

He was born in Silverton to Arthur J. and Tena Kittleson Anderson.

Bud served in the Army during World War II and received two Purple Heart awards during his service. He was proud to have been in Tokyo Harbor when the "Mighty Mo" came into port for the treaty signing at the end of the war. He was attached to the 11th Airborne Infantry and discharged in December 1945 as a sergeant. He married Ramona J. Knapp in 1953. She preceded him in death on March 22, 2012. Bud worked for Boise Cascade for many years building roads in the Valsetz area. He retired in February of 1984.

He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church and Dallas American Legion Post.

He was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Shelly Anderson and Brant Hicks.

Survivors include his daughters, Charleen (Bob) Janzen of Bend and Denise Feeney; son, Brad (Nancy) Anderson of Redmond; sister, Marjorie Allen of Henderson, Nev.; three grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and extended family.

Service with full military honors was Friday at Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center. Private family interment was at Dallas Cemetery.

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Karstein Hynne

Aug. 25, 1975 - Oct. 16, 2013

Karstein Hynne

Karstein Hynne

Karstein Hynne, 38, of Independence and Bo, Norway, died Oct. 16 in Independence, as the result of a tragic car accident.

He was born in Bergen, Norway to Torleif Hynne and Berit Nesse Hynne.

At the age of 2 months, Karstein and his family moved to Bo, Norway and lived next to his grandparent's farm. Karstein's father Torleif died when he was a teenager.

Karstein developed a close relationship with his grandparents. His grandfather taught him to hunt and fish at a very young age and Karstein loved to ice fish with him. Karstein bought his grandparent's farm a few years ago, which was his grandmother's wish, and he completely restored and remodeled the house. Karstein was very proud of his home and small farm and the work that he had done there. He loved to show pictures of his farm and invited his American friends and family to come visit and stay there someday.

Karstein's love of sports started in his childhood, and he participated in many types. Karstein's favorite sport was Norwegian Football (which is soccer). He loved to play it as a child and as an adult he loved to follow his favorite teams. When his football team "Skarphedin in Bo" went to Oslo for the "Norway Cup," Karstein had to travel and support his team and watch them play. Karstein also began to fall in love with American football, and loved to go to the OSU Beaver football games and watch the NFL on television. As a child, Karstein was also in 4-H and received a special honor from this organization.

Karstein was a kind and very helpful person, who was always willing to help someone. He served on the city council and assisted in many community activities including musical festivals and the "Sommarland Cup" (a handball cup in Bo). He loved children, animals, music and danced with a traditional dancing group in Bo. Karstein had begun to take western dance lessons here. He loved a large variety of music and loved to attend concerts in America.

Karstein worked as a taxi driver before he began to drive a school bus, which he did for years, in Norway. The children loved him. He used to come to the bus stop early on the way to school to play in the snow with the kids, before taking them to school. Many children cried when Karstein left to teach mechanics at the same school he had gone to for his college education. Karstein loved working as a teacher and he was popular with both students and faculty.

Karstein took a one year leave of absence from teaching and was working as a mechanic at Sangarann Farms in Independence. He loved the challenge of working on cherry harvesting equipment, tractors, excavator and other farm equipment. He also loved learning the process of cherry farming and just being on the farm. He loved spending time there with the horses, dogs and Rick and Ann, his "American family." He had spent the previous two summers on the farm and was so excited to be here in America for one year. He had a true love and appreciation for this country, and had dreamed of living in America, since he was a kid. His family and friends were so grateful that Karstein was able to fulfill his "America Dream." He was a very special man with an infectious smile, the happiest laugh you have ever heard and a stranger to no one.

Survivors include his mother, Berit; brother, Torbjorn (Liv Karin); sister, Hildegunn (Jorgen) Kristian; and extended family.

Karstein's life will be celebrated on Sunday at 1 p.m. at Farnstrom Mortuary, Independence.

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Jose Luis Coronado

Sept. 26, 1962 - Dec. 5, 2013

Jose Luis Coronado, 51, of Independence died Thursday.

He was born in Edinburg, Texas to Ramon Coronado and Guadalupe Garza Coronado.

He was raised in Independence and married Graciela Amaya in 1984.

Jose lived life to the fullest and loved everybody and everything about it. He always wore a smile on his face and a maintained positive attitude regardless of what life threw at him. Jose would give you his last dollar and the shirt off his back if it meant lending a helping hand. He had an innate ability to make people laugh.

His hobbies consisted of barbecuing, hunting, fishing, and spending time with his kids and grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ramon Coronado and brother, Eduardo Coronado.

Survivors include his children, Tina M. Coronado, Jose Luis Coronado, Jr., and Juan E. Coronado; mother, Guadalupe Garza; siblings, Irma Oliveros, Alejandro Coronado, Roberto Coronado, Ramon Coronado, Jr., Oralia Ojeda, Victoria Coronado and Mario Coronado; and five grandchildren.

Sarah Emily Hlavinka

Feb. 1, 1939 - Dec. 8, 2013

Sarah Emily Hlavinka, 74, of Dallas died Sunday in Dallas.

She was born in Isabel, S.D., to Samuel E. and Emma Kern Guyer.

Viewing is Wednesday (today) from 2 to 8 p.m. at Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center. Recitation of the rosary is Thursday at 10:30 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. at St. Philip Catholic Church in Dallas. Private family interment will be at Dallas Cemetery.

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