Obituaries

Karen Tanksley

Karen Tanksley — The Heart of a Beloved Quilter Karen Baldry Tanksley was born Oct. 16, 1934, to proud parents Dorothy Wasson Baldry and George Armington Baldry from Hiawatha, Kansas. She was preceded in death nearly a year ago by ...

Kenneth Abe Ewert

Ken was born on March 8, 1931, in Dallas. In 1951, he moved to Clovis, California, where he met the love of his life Billie Messer. When they met, Billie was a telephone operator and Ken was studying to be ...

Dorothy Anne (Homan) Jones

Dorothy Anne (Homan) Jones died at a Salem care home Jan. 8, 2019. She was 99. Dorothy was born to her mother, Edith Dora (Smith) Turner and father, Edgar Turner (deceased from Spanish flu shortly before her birth), on May ...

Marilyn Lou Muller

Marilyn Lou Muller passed away on Jan. 12 at the age of 78. She was born Feb. 13, 1940, in O’Neill, Nebraska, to Pete and Eva (Friesen) Goertzen. Marilyn was raised in Dallas. She graduated from Dallas High School and ...

Dorothy Ediger Brown Jurgenson

Heaven gained an angel. An angel that baked the best Norwegian almond bars and huckleberry pies. An angel that played Bean Bag Baseball into her 95th year. An angel that performed the art of Norwegian Rosemaling until she couldn’t hold ...

Janice Marjory Warden

Janice Marjory Warden passed away in the early morning hours of Jan. 2, 2019, at the age of 89. Janice was born to Guy and Esther Head in Libby, Montana. The family moved to Oregon when Janice was a young ...

Zola Mae (VanDolah) Dixon

Zola Mae VanDolah was the second of four children born to Willadell “Willie” (Miller) and Jack VanDolah. She was raised and attended school in Dallas (Class of 1968). She met and married Thomas E. Dixon on March 31, 1984. They ...

Ruth Eleanor Johnson

Ruth Eleanor Johnson, resident of Albany, passed away on Jan. 6 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis at the age of 85. She was born Aug. 4, 1933, in Boise, Idaho, to John Henry and Anna Elvira Lyon, the youngest ...

Margaret Lois Chapman Jacobson

Margaret Lois Chapman Jacobson, aged 86, died on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, in Salem. She was born May 29, 1932, in Kobe, Japan, of pioneer missionary parents, Gordon K. and Katherine D. Chapman. She spent more than 10 years in ...

Ruth Silvey

Ruth Silvey was born on Dec. 9, 1914, in Harvey, Illinois, to her Swedish parents, Minnie and Knut Anderson. Throughout her life, Ruth spoke with pride about her Swedish ancestry. She grew up and attended school in the small town ...

Joseph Murray Quinn

Joseph Murray Quinn passed away at his Independence residence on Dec. 29, 2018, at the age of 88. He was born Jan. 22, 1930, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to Issac Odom Quinn and Charlotte Dorsey of Bogalusa, Louisiana. Since age 3, ...

Austin Lloyd Taber

Austin Lloyd Taber passed away comfortably and peacefully near his home on January 7, 2019. Lloyd grew up in New York State in a military family. After he served his enlistment, he migrated to California where he worked as a ...

William Harvey White Jr.

William Harvey White Jr. (Bill) passed away at home at the age of 71 in Dallas. Bill was born on July 13, 1947, in San Mateo, California. Bill went peacefully to be with his Lord and savior after succumbing to ...

Jason Bruce Locke

Jason was born on May 20, 1969, to Judy and Steve Locke in Smithtown, New York. Jason loved spending time with his family and his beloved dog, Augie. He was an avid fisherman, loved the Oregon Coast, hiking, camping and ...

Janice Marjory Warden

Janice Marjory Warden passed away in the early morning hours of Jan. 3, 2019, at the age of 89. Janice was born to Guy and Esther Head in Libby, Montana. The family moved to Oregon when Janice was a young ...

Edward Arnold Hill

Edward Arnold Hill passed away on Dec. 31, 2018, surrounded by family at his home on his family’s original donation land claim in Independence, Oregon, at the age of 70. He fought hard during his two-year battle with cancer, always ...

William Chester Long

William Chester Long, 75, of Monmouth, died Dec. 30, 2018. Arrangements are pending with the Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center. www.dallastribute.com

Kim M. Britt

Kim M. Britt’s battle with cancer ended Thursday, Dec. 20, at her home with her children and childhood best friend by her side. She was born March 20, 1965, in Albany, to William “Bill” and Jean Johnson, both of which ...

Charlotte Bechtold

Charlotte “Char” Bechtold, a resident of Independence, died on Tuesday, Jan. 1, after a courageous battle against cancer. Char was born on March 24, 1964, in Salem, the daughter of Herold and Jaki Bechtold. She grew up in Keizer and ...

Joan L. Robertson

Joan L. Robertson, 88, a former resident of Dallas, died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, in McMinnville. She was born on Oct. 16, 1930, in Emmett, Idaho, the daughter of Victor and Matilda Christensen Godfrey. She worked many years for the ...

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