Obituaries for August 2014


Ruth Plummer Hansen


Ruth Plummer Hansen, 96, of Dallas died Sunday. She was born in a home on Orchard Knob Road, three miles north of Dallas, to Louis W. and Emma Plummer. Ruth grew up in Dallas, graduating from Dallas High School in ...

Connie Sue Sparks


Connie Sue Sparks, 53, of Monmouth died Aug. 9 in Buena Vista. She was born in Ontario, Calif., to John and Christine Hathcock, and had made Oregon her home the past 39 years. Connie married Bruce R. Sparks Jr. on ...

Winnie Lee Combs Davies


Winnie Lee Combs Davies, 89, of Monmouth died Aug. 18 in Monmouth. She was born in a log house in Scott County, Ark. She spent most of her youth in the area, ending up at Hon, Ark. When she was ...

Carla Xvie Burbank


Carla Xvie Burbank, 78, of Pedee died Aug. 19 in Salem. She was born in Bend to Carl and Agnes Jensen South. In 1949, she and her family moved to Roseburg. In 1951, her parents purchased property in Pedee and ...

Joe Lee Cole


Joe Lee Cole, 86, of Dallas died Saturday in Dallas. He was born to Doris Brittain Cole and Agnes Joyce Sisk Cole in Kings Mountain, N.C. Joe served in the Navy from 1945-1948 aboard the USS Begor. He was part ...

Kathleen 'Kathy' Elizabeth Miller


Kathleen “Kathy” Elizabeth Miller, 69, died Aug. 11 in Salem. She had lived many years in Arizona and returned to her Willamette Valley roots this year. Survivors include her brother, Dick (Sandy) Prater, and sisters, Linda Lesh and Sally Bayer. ...

Peter Adam DeBusk


Peter “Pete” Adam DeBusk, 87, of Dallas died Aug. 7 in Dallas. He was born in Bend to James and Alma (Zachman) DeBusk. As a small child the family moved to Toledo, where he attended school. Peter graduated from Toledo ...

Carolyn Schockney Hall


Carolyn Shockney Hall, 77, of Monmouth died Aug. 11. She was born to Jesse and James Shockney. She married Gene Hall on Aug. 12, 1955; they had been married for more than 58 years. Carolyn had uprooted her entire life ...

Velma Marie Roberts


Velma Marie Roberts, 88, of Dallas died July 29 in Dallas. She was born in Muskogee, Okla., to Rush and Berdie Cox Murrah. Velma married Elmer Roberts on May 10, 1941 in Oklahoma. They moved from the Midwest and made ...

Rebecca 'Becky' Ann Kahl

Salem, formerly of Keizer and Dallas

Rebecca “Becky” Ann Kahl, 54, of Salem, formerly of Keizer and Dallas, died Thursday. She was born in Dallas to Jack and Ann Smith, the first of five children. Becky graduated from McNary High School in 1978. She married Mike ...

Katherine Hobbs Gambrill

Grants Pass, formerly of Dallas

Katherine Hobbs Gambrill, 97, of Grants Pass, formerly of Dallas, died Aug. 9 in Grants Pass. She was born to Charles Wesley and Sofia Eleanor Cissel Hobbs. She spent her childhood in Alpha, Md., and as an adult lived mostly ...

Anthony 'Tony' John Muttillo


Tony Muttillo, 75, of Monmouth died Aug. 12. He was born in Rome, N.Y., to Tony and Theresa Muttillo and resided in Rome until the age of 19. Tony joined the Air Force and served his country for four years. ...

RaeJean Latvala


RaeJean Latvala, 53, of Dallas died Aug. 3 in Salem. She was born in Inglewood, Calif., to Raymond William and Nancy Carolyn Jackson Latvala. RaeJean worked as a certified nurse’s aide at the Ellendale Home and other care facilities. She ...

Terri Lynn (Griffin) Cooley


Terri Lynn (Griffin) Cooley, 57, of Dallas died July 24. She was born in Orange, Calif., to William and Elaine Macha Griffin. Terri graduated from Sheridan High School in 1974. She married her classmate, Bill Cooley, on June 13, 1975. ...

Wilda Elaine Goble


Wilda Elaine Goble, 80, longtime Monmouth resident, died Aug. 2. She was born in Buena Vista to Wilbur and Lelah Gray. Wilda graduated from Central High in Independence. She married David Lee Goble of Salem on May 17, 1953, at ...

Robert 'Bob' Allen Gibson

Prineville, formerly of Dallas

Robert “Bob” Allen Gibson, 74, of Prineville, formerly of Dallas, died Thursday in Prineville. He was born in Cherokee, Okla., and moved to Oregon when he was 7 years old. He had been a longtime resident of Dallas until moving ...

Katherine Gambrill

Grants Pass, formerly of Dallas

Katherine Gambrill, 98, of Grants Pass, formerly of Dallas, died Saturday in Grants Pass. Graveside service is Saturday at 1 p.m. at Dallas Cemetery. Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center handled arrangement. To send an online condolence:

Connie Sue Sparks


Connie Sparks, 52, of Monmouth died Saturday after a difficult struggle with cancer. She was born in Pomona, Calif. Celebration of Connie’s life is being planned. Farnstrom Mortuary, Independence, handled arrangements. To send an online condolence:

Carolyn Hall


CAROLYN HALL, 77, of Monmouth died Monday in Monmouth. Memorial service is Saturday at 10 a.m. at Pedee Memorial Church with private interment in the Womer Cemetery. The family asks that you send your favorite photos to the Dallas Mortuary ...

Doris Joy Vanlaningham


Doris Joy VanLaningham went to be with our Heavenly Father on August 10, 2014, surrounded by her husband, son and daughter-in-law, daughter and son-in-law and granddaughter at home. Born Doris Joy Lawrence in Coleman, Oklahoma May 15, 1928 to Stewart ...