Obituaries for December 2014


Helen Hiebert


Helen Hiebert, 91, a longtime Dallas resident, died in Gresham on Saturday. She was born on a farm in Independence to Peter and Maria Quiring, and moved to Dallas at the age of 12. After graduating from Dallas High School, ...

Donald Eugene Kordesh

Donald Eugene Kordesh, 84, of Monmouth died Dec. 20. He was born in Sheboygan, Wis., to Method and Mary Kordesh. At his request no service will be held. Farnstrom Mortuary, Independence, handled arrangements. To send an online condolence:

Frank A. Ingels


Frank A. Ingels, 78, of Dallas died Dec. 23 in Dallas. He was born in Berkeley, Calif., to Andrew H. and Mary Elizabeth Oiler Ingels. Frank came to Oregon while a freshman in high school. On April 9, 1955, he ...

Leon L. Hays


Leon L. Hays of Sheridan died on Dec. 18 after battling a short illness. He was born in Camas, Wash., and spent most of his younger years being raised in St. Cloud, Minn. Leon moved to California at age 14, ...

Heather Nicole Wallace


Heather Nicole Wallace, 37, of Monmouth died Dec. 17. She was born in Simi, Calif., and had lived in Denver, Monmouth and Portland. Heather moved from Denver to Oregon in 2013 with many goals and dreams — which she accomplished. ...

Virginia Gentle Gillis

longtime Monmouth resident, Dallas

Virginia Gentle Gillis was born June 27, 1925 to Ermine (E.K.) Gentle and Frances Douglas Gentle in Salt Lake City, Utah. Paternal grandparents, Thomas and Carrie Gentle owned Gentle Acres Farm north of Monmouth, Oregon. Professor Gentle was the Dean ...

Sarah Elizabeth 'Betty' McClain Scott


Sarah Elizabeth “Betty” McClain Scott, 97, of Dallas, died Saturday in Dallas. She was born in Albany and grew up in the small community of Tallman. She graduated from Lebanon High School in 1935 and attended Linfield College and Coalinga ...

Elijah Malachi Walker


Elijah Malachi Walker, 1, of Dallas died Dec. 22. Celebration honoring Elijah’s brief life will be Saturday at 3 p.m. at Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service in Salem.

Gary Wayne Taylor

Tacoma, Washington

Gary Wayne Taylor, 66, of Tacoma, Wash., died Thursday. He was born to Wayne and Joyce Taylor of Dallas. Gary graduated from Dallas High School in 1967. Blind since birth, he lettered in wrestling and was an inspiration to his ...

Robert 'Bob' James VanElverdinghe


Robert “Bob” VanElverdinghe, 80, of Dallas, died Saturday. He was born in Beloit, Wis., to Charles and Ruth VanElverdinghe. He married Gloria Stluka on Sept. 11, 1954, in Beloit. Bob completed a machinist apprenticeship at Fairbanks Morse and Co. in ...

Shirley Ann Evers Rice


Shirley Ann Evers Rice, 77, of Dallas died Dec. 21 in Salem. She was born in Fairbanks, Alaska, to Frank and Jean Redmond. The family moved to Arcadia, Calif., in 1949. She lived there through 1957, and was part of ...

Raymon 'Ray' W. Agee


Raymond “Ray” W. Agee, 84, of Dallas died Dec. 8. He was born to David W. and Opal Agee in Otto, Wyo. Ray was educated in the Worland, Wyo., school system and graduated from Washakie County High School in 1948. ...

Charles Eugene Hamilton


Charles Eugene Hamilton of McMinnville, Oregon passed away December 11, 2014 of complications from heart surgery. Pop was born in Chicago, Illinois on February 2nd, 1930, hence his lifelong nickname of “Shadow.” Dad joined the Marine Corps in 1948 and ...

Danalee Persons


Danalee Persons, 40, of Dallas died Dec. 17 in Falls City. She was born in Plainfield, N.J., to Patrick and Grace Lewis. The family moved to Dallas when she was young. Dana attended and graduated from Falls City High School. ...

Virginia Gentle Gillis


Virginia Gentle Gillis, 89, of Dallas died Saturday. Service is pending with Farnstrom Mortuary in Independence. To send an online condolence:

George Alvin Brown


George Alvin Brown. 87, passed away December 1, 2014 of natural causes. He was born October 28, 1927 in Klamath Falls, Oregon, the fourth and youngest child of Armon Zola and Ann Kliever Brown. In 1930 the family returned to ...

Raymond Lee Charles Erkson


Raymond Lee Charles Erkson, 77, of Dallas died Dec. 13 in Dallas. He was born in San Jose, Calif., to Raymond Charles and Lenore Quieto Erkson. Ray attended San Jose State College for a year before enlisting in the Navy. ...

Ronald J. Arsenault


Celebration of life for Ronald J. Arsenault of Salem is Saturday at 1 p.m. at Farnstrom Mortuary in Independence. To send an online condolence:

Adeline Fast


Adeline Fast, 90, of Dallas died Dec. 10. She was born in Reedley, Calif., to Pete and Lillian Thiesen. She had a happy childhood, even though she lost her father at age 8. Her second dad, Ed Panter, loved and ...

Raymond 'Ray' W. Agee


Raymond “Ray” W. Agee, 84, of Dallas died Dec. 8. Memorial service will be Jan. 10 at 11 a.m. at Dallas Alliance Church. Contributions are suggested to Gideons International.