Obituaries for August 2015


Arlin Saul Schwanke


Arlin Saul Schwanke, 18, of Monmouth died Thursday, July 30 as a result of a car accident. Service is Tuesday, Aug. 4 at 6 p.m. at the Independence First Baptist Church. Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center handled arrangements. To send an ...

Arlin Saul Schwanke


Arlin Saul Schwanke, 18, of Monmouth died Thursday as a result of a car accident. From day one, Arlin was all boy and developed into a fine young man. He loved farming, trucks, and America. As a young child, he ...

Lucille Irene Derksen

Salem, formerly of Dallas

Lucille Irene Derksen, 89, of Salem, formerly of Dallas, died July 26 in Salem. She was born in Bristol, Colo., to Charles M. and Hila Edwina Mitchell Headding. Lucille was a self-made woman, teaching herself to read and write. She ...

Anthony Ferdinand Eisele


Anthony F. Eisele, 95, of Sheridan died July 28 in Sheridan. He was born to Joseph and Anna Eisele in Buell. Anthony graduated from Sheridan High School. He married the love of his life, Marie Vincent, on May 4, 1946. ...

Steve Waller


Celebration of life for Steve Waller, 69, will be held on Saturday at 2125 Mistletoe Road, Dallas. Open house and celebration begins at noon with a commemoration and potluck supper from 4 to 7 p.m. Guests are welcome to bring ...

Robert 'Bob' J. Hansen

Sheridan, formerly of Dallas

Robert “Bob” J. Hansen, 69, of Sheridan, and former longtime Dallas resident, died July 25. He was born in Tomah, Wis., to Robert L. and Leah F. (Street) Hansen. Bob had served as a corporal reserve in the U.S. Marine ...

Deborah Lynn 'Samantha' Pearson


Deborah Lynn “Samantha” Pearson, 57, of Dallas, died July 15 of complications of her second battle with cancer. She was born in Encino, Calif., to Michael and Madine Olson. Samantha grew up in Ojai and Ventura, Calif., and graduated from ...

Wayne Kester


Wayne Kester, 56, of Dallas, Oregon died on Tuesday, July 28, in Salem Hospital. Wayne was born on March 12, 1959 in Dallas, the son of Wes and Elsie Kester. Wayne graduated from Dallas High School in 1977. After graduation ...

Eileen Holmes

Liberty Lake, Wash., former longtime Dallas resident

Eileen Holmes, 87, of Liberty Lake, Wash., and former longtime Dallas resident, died July 29 in Liberty Lake. Memorial service is Sept. 11 at 4 p.m. at Guardian Angel Homes, 23102 E. Mission, Liberty Lake. Contributions are suggested to the ...

Garland Bennie 'Ben' Roy Goforth


Garland Bennie Roy “Ben” Goforth, 79, of Willamina died Aug. 6 in Willamina. He was born at home in Howe, Texas, to Opal Mae Brannon and Sadler Garland Goforth. Ben left home at the age of 14 and worked odd ...

Fred Carlton Griffith


Memorial gathering for Fred Carlton Griffith, 89, of Dallas is Sunday at 1 p.m. at Oak Grove Grange, 2760 Oak Grove Road, Rickreall.

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 ...

Josie 'Jo' Elizabeth Francis


Josie “Jo” Elizabeth Francis, 86, of Salem died Friday in Salem after suffering a heart attack. She was born in Aztec, N.M., to Andrew and Margaret Tyler. Growing up, she and her older sister Molly were inseparable as kids and ...

Leslie Kay Pedigo Wilson

Mesa, Ariz.

Leslie Kay Pedigo Wilson, 61, died July 20 in Mesa, Ariz., from complications of myotonic muscular dystrophy. She was born to Alan L. and Betty L. Pedigo in Salem. She graduated from Central High School in Independence in 1971. She ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

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:

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 ...

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 ...

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:

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, ...

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 ...


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