Obituaries

Dwayne Hutcheson

Independence

Dwayne Hutcheson, 53, of Independence died March 18 following a long illness. He was born to Earl and Margaret Hutcheson. Dwayne grew up on the Oregon Coast. He married his teenage sweetheart, Janice, and together they had three children: Keith ...

Nigel Walter Page

Dallas

Nigel Walter Page, 88, of Dallas died March 15. He was born in Watford, England, to William and Leah (Barrett) Page. He married Mary Spang on Dec. 23, 1965; they spent the next 49 years together. Nigel was enlisted with ...

Robert Dale Flugum

Dallas

Robert Dale Flugum, 76, of Dallas died March 16. He was born in Albert Lea, Minn., to Oscar and Emma (Davidson) Flugum. After high school, Robert joined the Navy with his best friend on the “buddy system,” Charlie Scrabeck. He ...

Vera P. Fusano

formerly of Coos Bay

Vera P. Fusano, 97, formerly of Coos Bay, died March 17 in Salem. She was born to William and Ellen Hunt. Vera worked for Smith Wood Products in Coquille, Evan’s Lumber Mill in Coos Bay pulling green chain, at the ...

Clarence "Ronald" Wilson

Ron was the first born to George Cyril “Cy” Wilson and Lila Hamar Wilson on December 17, 1938, in McMinnville, Oregon. The family moved to Monmouth, Oregon in 1945. Ron attended Monmouth Elementary, now called Campus Elementary. After elementary he ...

Michael Baird Benson

Portland, formerly of Dallas

Michael Baird Benson, 57, of Portland and formerly of Dallas died March 13, 2015 in Portland. Michael was born May 22, 1957 in Salem to Bernard and Darlene Benson of Dallas. Michael graduated from Dallas High School in 1975 and ...

Howard Wallace DeGlow

Dallas

Howard Wallace DeGlow, 90, of Dallas died March 20. Contributions are suggested to Benton Hospice of Corvallis. Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center handled arrangements. To send an online condolence: www.dallastribute.com.

Frank J. Wells

Monmouth

Frank J. Wells, 93, of Monmouth died March 18. He was born in Concord, Mich., to Moses and Edith Wells. Frank went to high school in Concord, where he met Winifred “Irene” Cochran. Frank joined the Navy in 1940 and ...

Melody Dalene Ciotti

Eugene

Melody Dalene Cobine Ciotti, 59, of Eugene died March 3. She was born in Salem to Don and Dalene Cobine. She married Mario Ciotti on Feb. 14, 1981, and had been married for 34 years. Melody worked as a day ...

Esther H. (Kroecker) Eckert

Esther H. (Kroeker) Eckert, 84, of Dallas Thursday in Dallas. She was born in Goessel, Kan., in Marion County, to Klass E. Kroeker and Aganthena E. Harder. Esther attended school in Inman, Kan., Salem, Aumsville and West Salem and graduated ...

Florine Lillian Gibson-Kent

Dallas

Florine Lillian Gibson-Kent, 86, of Dallas died March 8 in Dallas. She was born in Oakhurst, Okla., to Earl Victor and Delia Helena Gibson. Florine graduated from Daniel Webster High in 1946, and earned an HRT degree at Chemeketa Community ...

Michael B. Benson

Michael B. Benson, 57, died Friday. Service will be held at a later date. Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service in Salem handled arrangements.

Ronald Lee Blessing

Dallas

Ronald Lee Blessing, 72, of Dallas died Friday in Salem. He was born in Joliet, Ill., to Lewis James Blessing and Matilda Franke-Blessing. Ron grew up in Joliet and graduated from Joliet High. He continued his education at the Caterpillar ...

Galen Lee Henry

Lebanon

Galen Lee Henry, 69, of Lebanon died March 6 in Lebanon. He was born in Waldport. He moved to Dallas as a child and graduated from Dallas High School. In 1962, he joined the National Guard. He received his associate ...

Hazel Darlene Johnson

Monmouth

Hazel Darlene Johnson, 86, of Monmouth died March 10 in Salem. She was born to Hal and Marie Clary in Highland, Kan. She was known by her middle name of Darlene, which she thought was a prettier name than Hazel. ...

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