Obituaries

Frances Haines

Frances Haines, 93, of Dallas, died on June 26, at the Village in Dallas. She was born Frances Anna Walter to Nicholas and Mary Walter of Lillydale, Minn. She and Jack Haines were married on Valentine’s Day in 1942. He ...

Dave Guzman

Dave Guzman, 78, of Salem, formerly of Keizer, died on Thursday as a result of complications from a devastating brain disease, progressive supra-nuclear palsy. A celebration of Dave’s life will take place at 11 a.m. on July 30 at Salem ...

Timothy J. Stepper

Timothy J. Stepper, 56, of Independence died at his home on July 11. Tim was born in Dallas to Orville and Flavia (Baker) Stepper. He grew up in Dallas and moved to Independence in 2006 with his wife of 33 ...

Steve Motsinger

Steve Motsinger, 59, of Independence, died on July 16 at home. He was born to James Motsinger and Anna Salsi in Turlock, Calif. Steve’s passions were listening to the Rolling Stones and Neil Young. He loved the outdoors and, when ...

Maria De La Luz Gaona

Maria De La Luz Gaona, 70, died on July 5. She was born to Maria Luisa Gaona and Ramiro Gaona in Monterrey Nuevo Leon, Mexico. She married Panfilo Lara on Sept. 9, 1959, in Reynosa Tamaulipas, Mexico. Maria and her ...

Stephen Ryan Henderson

Stephen Ryan Henderson, 37, of Salem, died on July 11 at his family’s home in Independence. He was born to Rosie and Robert Henderson. He attended McKay High School. Ryan was known for his huge heart, thoughtfulness, many pairs of ...

Beatrice (Slyh) Mandemaker

Beatrice (Slyh) Mandemaker, 73, of Salem, formerly of Dallas, died from cancer on July 8. Celebration of life will be held at The Green Villa Barn, 3215 Independence Highway, Independence from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday.

Donald Arthur Bates

Donald Arthur Bates, 79, of Independence, died on March 9. He was born in San Francisco. He served in the Air Force during the Korean War from 1953-1961. He married Constance Malavic on April 18, 1956. He was a lifelong ...

Donald Richard Cobine

Donald (Huff) Cobine, 88, of Independence, died on Thursday. He was born in Buena Vista to Charles and Willa Cobine. The Cobine family ancestors arrived in the Willamette Valley in 1898 by steamboat and have been Century Farmers in the ...

Harriett Marie Guild Wilson

Sept. 8, 1928 – July 1, 2016 Harriett Marie Guild Wilson, 87, of Dallas, died July 1 at her home. She was born in Independence to Joel Lynn and Lois L. House Guild. She grew up in Independence, where she ...

John Walter Lekkerkerker

John Walter Lekkerkerker, “Big John,” 65, of Monmouth, died on July 6 following an accident on his farm. He was born to Walt and Nellie Lekkerkerker in Pasadena, Calif. John and Gloria were married in Paramount, Calif., in 1972. They ...

Shirley Mae Klassen

March 11, 1927 – July 3, 2016 Service are currently pending for Shirley Klassen, who died on July 3. Farnstrom Mortuary is handling arrangements.

Melvin B. Lytle

Melvin B. Lytle, 84, of Dallas, died on Friday. He was born in Kalispell, Mont., to Melvin and Ruth Lytle (Rich). Melvin found his way to the area of Dallas, where he would spend the next 60 years of his ...

Maria De La Luz Gaona

Aug. 31, 1945 – July 5, 2016 Viewing will be Thursday from noon to 5 p.m., followed by funeral service Friday at 1 p.m., both at Farnstrom Mortuary. Memories and condolences at FarnstromMortuary.com.

Donald Cox

May 11, 1952 – July 1, 2016 Donald Cox Sr., 64, of Dallas, died July 1 in the Salem Hospital. He was born in Portland to Marvin and Romaine Hall Cox. He graduated from Pacific High School in Port Orford. ...

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