Obituaries for August 2015


Katherine 'Kay' Anne Friedemann

Katherine Anne (Kay) Friedemann passed away August 19th, 2015. She is survived by her husband Robert C. Friedemann, and two daughters, Sara Lynn Oliver and Cynthia Brooke Friedemann. Survivors also include two grandchildren, Brandon Fernandez and Leighton Oliver, two brothers, ...

Ricardo Cedillo


Ricardo Cedillo, 53, of Independence died Saturday. Please join us at Independence Riverview Park on Sunday at 2 p.m. for Big Papa Cedillo’s potluck. Bring homies. Farnstrom Mortuary in Independence handled arrangements. To send an online tribute:

Marilyn Ione Moore


Marilyn Ione Moore, 91, of Dallas died Aug. 17. She was born in Shelton, Wash., to John Lewllyn and Isabel Marie Jerro Giffen. Marilyn grew up in Washington and contracted polio at a young age She married Benjamin “Benny” H. ...

Douglas Shane Penney


Douglas “Shane” Penney, 59, longtime resident of Eugene, died Aug. 18 in Eugene of natural causes. He was born in the Dallas Hospital to George and Ina Penney. Shane graduated from Dallas High School in 1974. He attended Northwest Christian ...

Margaret 'Penny' Penelope Warner


Margaret “Penny” Penelope Warner, 84, of Salem died Aug. 16. She was born in Los Angeles to Stanley G. and Jennie Mae Neel Dritchas. Penny was raised in the Los Angeles area. She worked for many years in the aerospace ...

Valdean 'Val' Ruth Wiens


Valdean “Val” Ruth Wiens, 77, of Salem died Sunday in Salem following a courageous battle with cancer. She was born to Abraham and Helen Friesen in Dallas, where she was also raised. Valdean was married to Victor D. Wiens on ...

Dolores Mae Loganbill


Dolores Mae Loganbill, 90, of Salem died Friday in Salem. Service is Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center. Private interment will be at Dallas Cemetery. To send an online tribute:

Mona Grace Coonrod

Cottage Grove

Mona Grace Coonrod, 82, of Cottage Grove died Aug. 7. She was born in Monmouth and graduated from Dallas High School. Mona married Robert “Tab” Talmage in Dallas in 1950. Celebration of life is Aug. 29 at 11 a.m. at ...

E. Jack Sanders

Green Valley, Ariz., former longtime resident of Dallas

E. Jack Sanders, 85, of Green Valley, Ariz., former longtime resident of Dallas, died July 26 in Green Valley. He was born in Tillamook to William H. and Elsie V. Miller Sanders. The family moved to Dallas in 1937. The ...

Ruth Amelia Billingsley


Ruth Amelia Billingsley, 100, of Dallas died on Sunday in Dallas. As she wished, no local service will be held. Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service in Salem handled arrangements.

Eileen Holmes

Liberty Lake, Wash., formerly of Dallas

Eileen passed away on July 29, 2015 in Liberty Lake, WA. She was born in Urmston, (near Manchester) England on December 17, 1927 to James and Sarah Ferry. Eileen met her future husband, David, while he was serving in the ...

Leta Velma Watson


Leta Velma Watson, 98, of Dallas died Aug. 9 in Dallas. She was born in Dallas to Jacob and Elizabeth Bartel Friesen. Her mother died when Leta was 11 years old. She raised four younger siblings while her dad was ...

Lola Marie Davis

Odessa, Wash.

Lola Marie Davis, 71, of Odessa, Wash., died Aug. 2 at the home of her daughter in Dallas. She was born in Salt Lake City to Edward and Wilhelmina Velart Settle. Lola married Mervin Troy Davis on May 18, 1963, ...

Mary Joan DeJarnette

Grand Ronde

Mary Joan DeJarnette, 81, of Grand Ronde died Aug. 10 in Grand Ronde. She was born in Klamath Falls to Mac Hill and Addie Mae Wahrmund. Mary was retired and had lived in Grand Ronde for 19 years. Survivors include ...

Leta Velma Watson


Leta Velma Watson, 98, of Dallas died Sunday in Dallas. Viewing is Friday from 2 to 7 p.m. at Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center. Graveside service is Saturday at 1 p.m. at Salt Creek Cemetery. To send an online tribute:

James D. Anthony


James D. Anthony, 58, of Monmouth died of cancer Aug. 3. He worked as a project scheduler at Bonneville Power Administration. James was involved in the lives of his family and friends, providing wisdom and care when needed. He was ...

Virginia Vesper


Virginia Vesper, 91, of Dallas died Aug. 3 in Dallas. She was born in Toledo, Ohio, to George and Beatrice (Cook) Schooley. Virginia married Warren Vesper on May 4, 1940, in Yuma, Ariz. Warren and Virginia were recently featured in ...

Elden Ray McKinney

Monmouth, and longtime Silverton resident

Elden Ray McKinney, 77, of Monmouth, and longtime Silverton resident, died of cancer Aug. 4 in Monmouth. He was born in Silverton to Azel Glenn McKinney and Sylvia Anna (Dick) McKinney. Elden attended school in Silverton, later serving in the ...

Stefan Michael Ernst


Stefan Michael Ernst, 36, of Dallas died Friday in Dallas. He was born in Salem to Michael Ernst and Jody Anderson. He grew up in Hillsboro where he attended high school and lived for many years. Stefan was a person ...

Joyce Eileen Frank


Joyce Eileen Frank, 79, of Dallas died July 30 in Dallas. She was born in Wiley, Colo. She grew up on a farm and enjoyed horseback riding in her youth and also trained horses. As a young adult, Joyce’s other ...