Obituaries for April 2015


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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:

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Santos Ledezma


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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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., ...