Obituaries for April 2015


Wanda Marie Reed

Lebanon, formerly of Dallas

Wanda Marie Reed, 90, of Lebanon, formerly of Dallas, died March 22. She was born to Phillip and Margie Mae Hollick in Minot, N.D. After graduating high school, she followed her older sister, Phyllis, to Falls City, a booming logging ...

Mary Antoinette Perkins


Mary Perkins, 76, of Perrydale died March 5 in Salem. She was born in LaSera, Texas, to Ervin and Leona Smith. She grew up in Forest Grove. Mary married the love of her life, Perry Perkins, on Sept. 10, 1959, ...

Amanda Lynn Garbutt Baines


Amanda Lynn Garbutt Baines, 30, of Dallas died Jan. 10 in Laramie, Wyo. She was born in McMinnville to Melody Phillips and Glen Garbutt. Amanda grew up in Grand Ronde and later moved to Amity. Amanda attended high school in ...

Elvin Lewis Dutton


Elvin Lewis Dutton, 98, of Dallas died March 25. He was born in Rivera, now Pico Rivera, Calif., to Ethel (Enyart) and Elvin C. Dutton. His childhood was spent in California and Arkansas. Elvin served as a staff sergeant during ...

Claude 'Bud' Edward Smith


Claude “Bud” Edward Smith, 79, of Monmouth died March 24. He was born in Eugene and grew up in Cottage Grove. Bud graduated from high school in Cottage Grove in 1953 and moved to Monmouth to attend Oregon College of ...

Frank J. Wells


Fellowship reception for Frank J. Wells of Monmouth, who died March 18, will be held Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the home of Vern and Nancy Wells. Family graveside service was at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland with ...

Keith Gilbert Rieger

Falls City

Keith Gilbert Rieger, 75, of Falls City died March 23 in Independence. He was born in Newberg, Oregon to Louella Ferris and Benjamin Rieger. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1956 - 1960, most of it aboard the carrier ...

Gunner Jay Pederson


Gunner Jay Pedersen of Dallas died March 4. He was born in Salem and always had the biggest smile to welcome you into the room. Survivors include his mom and dad, Felicia and Randy; sister, Ariana; grandparents, Karl and Fairy ...

Arvelia Wenger


Arvelia Wenger, 95, of Dallas died March 31. She was born in Ord, Neb., to William and Ida (Locker) Snyder. Arvelia, a longtime resident of Dallas, graduated from Dallas High School in 1937, and worked at Polk County State Bank. ...

Lillian Spady


Lillian Spady, 97, of Dallas died Saturday in Salem. She was born to Mikkel and Caroline Mikkelson at the Mikkelson Ranch in Pleasant Valley, Mont. Lillian graduated from high school in Stanford, Mont., in 1934, where she met her future ...

Harvey Hermann Feltmann


Harvey Hermann Feltmann, 87, of Dallas died Thursday. He was born in Young America, Minn., in 1927 to Fred and Bertha (Bachmann) Feltmann. Harvey entered the Army and served during the Korean War. He married Dorothy Klinepier in Hopkins, Minn., ...

Terry Joe Staats


Terry Joe Staats, 78, of Salem died Saturday. He was born in Dallas to Joe and Sally Staats. Terry graduated from Central High School and served in the National Guard. In recent years, he had delivered blood for the American ...

Cornelia 'Corkie' Coen

Bend, formerly of Monmouth and Independence

Memorial service for Cornelia “Corkie” Colen of Bend, a former longtime Monmouth and Independence resident, is Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Salem. Survivors include her children, Eric Oppliger of Bend, Leslie Byrne of San Leandro, ...

Jerry Leroy Curtiss

formerly of Dallas

Jerry Leroy Curtiss, 68, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on April 1, 2015. He now knows the significance of "Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will ...

Brian Howard Applegate


Brian Howard Applegate, 62, of Dallas died April 5 in Dallas. He was born to Cloise (Scotty) and Dorothy Applegate. Brian enjoyed spending time with family and friends, playing poker and watching sports. Survivors include his mother, Dorothy Applegate; brother, ...

Jerry Cleveland

Dallas, formerly of Clackamas

Jerry Cleveland, 71, of Dallas, formerly of Clackamas, died April 4 in Dallas. He was born in Oklahoma City and grew up and lived there until he was 13. In 1957, his family moved to Milwaukie. His dad was a ...

Pauline Erickson


Pauline Erickson, 88, of Dallas died Saturday in Dallas. She was born in Chicago to Paul and Bessie Stark. Pauline worked many different jobs in her lifetime. At the age of 16, she worked as a “Rosie the Riveter” during ...

Todd Douglas Shetterly

Portland, formerly of Dallas

Todd Douglas Shetterly, 62, Portland, left us on March 2, 2015. He was born January 7, 1953 in Dallas, Oregon, the son of Kenneth and Agnes Shetterly. He spent an ideal childhood in small town Dallas, where the Shetterly name ...

Edith Louise Brixius


Edith Louise Brixius, 61, of Dallas died April 15. Celebration of life gathering was Sunday at The Club House of Meadow Creek Village Mobile Park in Dallas. Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center handled arrangements. To send an online condolence:

Clarence 'Ronald' Wilson


Celebration of life for Clarence “Ronald” Wilson, 76, of Independence is Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Salem Eagles, 2771 Pence Loop SE, in Salem. Farnstrom Mortuary in Independence handled arrangements. To send an online condolence: www.FarnstromMortuary.

Earl John 'Sonny' Dickman


Earl John “Sonny” Dickman, 72, of Dallas died April 7 from cancer. He was born to Carl and Loraine Dickman in Yamhill County. He was married to Donna Hamilton and they had lived in Valsetz. They later moved to Dallas ...

Fred Carlton Griffith


Fred Carlton Griffith, 89, of Dallas died March 13 in Dallas. He was born to Carl Griffith Sr. and Abby Hawkins Griffith in Lufkin, Texas. Carl was a plumber and pipe fitter and active in his union for more than ...

Celia Jennie Putman Phillips


Celia Jennie Putman Phillips, 83, of Monmouth died April 15. She was born to Lucy and Byron Putman. Her mother Lucy died while Celia was very young. Her father then remarried Alberta, her stepmother. Celia grew up on a dairy ...

Santos Ledezma


Santos Ledezma, 52, of Independence died Thursday. Services are pending with Farnstrom Mortuary in Independence. For information and to send a condolence:

Georgetta Johnson


Georgetta Johnson, 72, of Dallas died Friday in Salem. She was born in Coquille to George and Loretta Wodkins. Georgetta graduated from Coquille High School. She married Doug Johnson on Oct. 8, 1960, in Monmouth. They settled in Dallas in ...

S.C. 'Jack' Crocker


S.C. “Jack” Crocker, 91, of Dallas died Sunday in Salem. He was born in Van Buren, Ark., to Smither and Mattie Morrell Crocker. Jack grew up and lived in Van Buren until joining the Navy during World War II. He ...

Charles Edward Taylor


Charles Edward Taylor, Sr., 82, of Dallas died Friday in Salem. He had worked for the state hospital for 31 years and retired in 1988. He and his wife, Loma moved to Dallas in 1995. Survivors include his wife, Loma ...

Patricia Ann Autry


Patricia Ann Autry, 65, of Dallas died April 13 in Dallas. She was born in Tacoma, Wash., to Billie and Betty Staggs. Patricia married Thomas L. Autry in Vancouver, Wash., and worked as a homemaker in her own home. She ...

JoAnn Luthe

Salem, formerly of Dallas

JoAnn Luthe, 84, of Salem died April 17 after a long illness. She grew up in Dallas and lived in many communities throughout Oregon before settling in Salem in the mid-1960s. Jo worked many years as a waitress, a job ...

Patricia Ann Autry


Patricia Ann Autry, 65, of Dallas died April 13 in Dallas. Patricia was born in Tacoma, Wash., to Billie and Betty Staggs. She married Thomas L. Autry in Vancouver, Wash., and had worked as a homemaker. Patricia had lived in ...

Franklin Leroy Miller


Franklin Leroy Miller, 71, of Monmouth died April 22. He was born to Theron and Virginia Miller in Portland. Franklin graduated from Central High School in 1962, and worked as a mechanic and service station attendant. He married Joanne Kauffman ...

Karen L. VanCamp

Karen L. VanCamp, 63, died April 10. She was born to Albert and Eva VanCamp and was sister of Mike, Richard, Larry and Patrick, and sister and triplet to Danny and Kathleen. She was mother to Phillip Reed and Aimy ...


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