Obituaries for December 2015

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Katherine Gerig Bliven

Dallas

Katherine “Kay” Bliven, 94, of Dallas died Friday. She was born to Nicholaus and Olga Gerig in Salem. Kay graduated from Fruitland Elementary School and Salem High School. She married Arthur Bliven in Memphis, Tenn., on June 5, 1943, while ...

Samuel 'Sam' James Cates

Lincoln City, grew up in Pedee

Samuel James Cates, 38, of Lincoln City died Nov. 13 as a result of a logging accident near Lincoln City. He was born to Kendall and Debra Cates and grew up in Pedee. Sam graduated from Dallas High School, volunteered ...

Leslie 'Les' Oehler

Dallas

Leslie “Les” Oehler, 69, of Dallas died Thursday in Clackamas. He was born in England to Harry and Irene Mackenzie Oehler. At 6 months old, he moved with his family to the United States. Les served in the U.S. Marine ...

Annabelle 'Peachie' C. Hamm

Grand Ronde

Annabelle C. “Peachie” Hamm, 76, of Grand Ronde died Nov. 24 in Grand Ronde. Viewing is Wednesday (today) from 2 to 7 p.m., at Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center. Graveside service is Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Grand Ronde Tribal ...

Crystal Elaine Knox

Keizer, formerly of Dallas

Crystal Elaine Knox, 90, of Keizer died Nov. 18. She was born in Walla Walla, Wash., to James and Jesse Wayland. Crystal graduated from Pasco High School in Pasco, Wash. She attended Northwest Christian College in Eugene for two years, ...

Paul Kenneth Erickson

Vancouver, Wash., formerly of Dallas

Paul Kenneth Erickson, 41, of Vancouver, Wash., formerly of Dallas, died Nov. 7 in Vancouver as a result of a pedestrian and motor vehicle accident. He was born in Dallas to Melvin and Judy Erickson. Paul grew up in Dallas ...

Antonia Anne (Tulou) Murray

Independence

Antonia Anne (Tulou) Murray, 68, of Independence, died Thursday. She was born in Geneva, Switzerland, to Pierre and Dorothy Tulou. Tonia’s early years were spent in post-war Europe. Both her parents were physicians, which required Tonia to help care for ...

Denice Otha Scott

Independence

Denice Otha Scott, 53, of Independence died Nov. 24 in Independence. She was born in Palo Alto, Calif., to Wayne and JoAnn (Sharp) Downs. She married Andy Scott in Independence. She and Andy were owners of Andy’s Café in Independence, ...

Cathryn Margaret Glenn Wilson

Dallas

Service for Cathryn Wilson, 88, of Dallas is Monday at 2 p.m. at Dallas Retirement Village Chapel. Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center handled arrangements. To send an online tribute: www.dallastribute.com.

Barbara Joy McGowan

Salem

Barbara Joy McGowan, 81, of Salem died on Thursday. She and her husband, had lived and farmed off Wells Landing Road in Independence for more than 20 years. Graveside service is Sunday at 11 a.m. at Hilltop Cemetery in Independence. ...

Joann Harland Carolyn Joann Owen Harland

Dallas

Joann, 86, passed away Nov. 18 in Dallas, OR. She was born to Joe and Edna Owen of Crow. After attending college OCE (now OSU) she married Bill Harland in 1952. Joann was involved in many activities in the community. ...

Cathryn Margaret Glenn Wilson

Dallas

Cathryn Margaret Glenn Wilson, 88, of Dallas, died Nov. 22 in Dallas. She was born in Asher, Okla., to Mary and Virgil Glenn. The family moved to California in 1929, and Cathryn grew up in Shafter, Calif., where she worked ...

David Bryan Herrin

David Bryan Herrin, 65, of Corvallis, died Dec. 1. He was born in Mechanicsburg, Miss., to Charles and Wyllodeene Herrin. Farm chores kept Dave and his brothers and sisters busy growing up. He loved hunting and was an expert marksman ...

Meg Olson

Dallas

Meg Olson, 89, of Dallas, formerly of Freeland, Wash., died Nov. 16 in Dallas. She was born in Tacoma, Wash., to Frank and Agnes Shaffer. The family moved to Seattle, where she lived most of her life. Meg graduated from ...

Clyde Alvan Freeborn

Independence

Clyde Alvan Freeborn, 72, of Independence, died Dec. 1 in Independence. He was born in Salem to Alvan and Alice Freeborn. Clyde graduated from Central High School in 1961. He married Mary Christine Ulberg in Reno, Nev., in 1969. Clyde ...

Geraldine Yost Luke

Dallas

Geraldine Yost Luke, 94, longtime Dallas resident, died Dec. 1. She was born in Quapaw, Ottawa County, Okla., to Gerald Francis and Grace Ann (Gregory) Yost. Geraldine grew up in Quapaw. She married Clarence Luke on June 3, 1939, and ...

Walter B. Janz

Dallas

Walter B. Janz, 97, of Dallas, died Saturday in Salem. He was born in Steinbach, Manitoba, Canada, to Benjamin P. and Katherine Barkman Janz. In high school he played hockey. His team replaced the city team because they were so ...

Diane Dalton

Independence

There will be a celebration of life to honor Diane Dalton, 82, of Independence, Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Monmouth Christian Church, 959 W Church St., Monmouth, with a potluck to follow. Farnstrom Mortuary in Independence handled arrangements. ...

Kathleen Verna Ingwerson

Dallas

Kathleen Verna Ingwerson, 84, of Dallas, died Nov. 29. AAsum-Dufour Funeral Home in Albany handled arrangements.

Annabelle C. 'Peachie' Hamm

Annabelle C. “Peachie” Hamm was called to her journey Tuesday, morning November 24, 2015 at home with her husband, Richard. Annabelle was born in Grand Ronde to parents Ethel V. and Earnie Petite and grandparents Charles Petite and Jane Leno. ...

Sonia Jean (Harms) Weisner

Dallas

Sonia Weisner was born to Galen and Jonell Harms on May 5, 1971, in Salem Oregon. Three months after her birth, her family moved to Curitiba, Brazil, and later to Sao Paulo, Brazil where she spent the first seven years ...

Gustav Quiring

Rickreall

Gustav Quiring March 20, 1923 – Dec. 4, 2015 Gustav Quiring, 92, of Rickreall died Friday. He was born in Besse, Okla., to Peter J. and Helena (Dalke) Quiring. At a young age the family moved from Oklahoma to Madrid, ...

George Lewis Hoffman

Dallas

George Lewis Hoffman, 95, of Dallas died Dec. 3. He was born to Annie and Isaac Hoffman in Munich, N.D. As a boy he had an affinity for farming and each spring he would take three weeks off school to ...

Thomas 'Tom' Carssow

Salem

Tom Carssow, 58, of Salem died Dec. 4. He was born in Lewiston, Idaho, to Boyd and Melivina Carssow. Tom moved to Salem in 1973 with his family. He graduated from North Salem High School in 1976. He was a ...

Charlene Ann Plueard

West Salem, formerly of Dallas

Charlene Ann Plueard, 54, of West Salem, formerly of Dallas, died Nov. 21 of heart complications. She was born in Oakridge. She moved to Dallas in 1975 and went to Dallas High School. She later moved to West Salem. Charlene ...

Ruth M. Halstead

Dallas

Ruth M. (Bales) Halstead, 97, of Dallas died Nov. 27. She was born in Smith Center, Kan. The Bales family moved to Oregon in 1920, and settled in Alpine. Ruth graduated from Monroe Union High School in 1936. She married ...

Eleanor Carol (Overbye) Titus

Independence

Eleanor Carol (Overbye) Titus, 84, of Independence, died Dec. 3 in Independence. She was born in St. Paul, Minn., but grew up in Portland. She graduated from Commerce, now Washington High School, in 1948. She married John D. Titus in ...

Diane Dalton

Independence

Diane Dalton, 82, of Independence died Nov. 29. She was born to Clarence and Ida Priest in Wood River, Ill. Diane could be both humorous and serious, and lived an amazing and generous life. She enjoyed donating time to charitable ...

Tracie Rene' Davis

Falls City

Tracie Rene’ Davis, 45, of Falls City died Nov. 26. She had faced a lifelong struggle with ADD, diabetes, manic depression and other health-related complications. She was born in Salem and had lived her early years in the Falls City ...

Walter G. Boss

Dallas

Walter G. Boss, 96, of Dallas died Dec. 13. Walter was born in Stettin, Germany to Karl and Emilie Boss. He came to America with his family in 1928, and settled in Cleveland. Walter married Margaret Dressler, of Cleveland, in ...

Michael Jason Pellissier

Falls City

Michael Jason Pellissier, 33, of Falls City, died in Oregon City on Dec. 7. He was born in Salem to Frederick and Esmeralda Pellissier. Michael attended school in Gervais at Gervais Union High School. After high school, he worked locally ...

Helen Irene Benson Dawson

Dallas

Helen Dawson, 85, of Dallas died Dec. 18 in Dallas. She was born in Salem to Clarence Ray Benson and Edna Ogden Benson. Helen moved to Dallas in her younger years and went to school there. She also went to ...

LaVerne Ellen Sanders

Dallas

LaVerne Sanders, 83, of Dallas, died from cancer on Dec. 17 in Dallas. She was born to Theron and Louella Sharp in Yakima, Wash. The family moved to Dallas where she grew up and spent the rest of her life. ...

Ronald Bruce Bice

Rickreall

Ronald Bruce Bice, 77, of Rickreall died on Sunday. Service is Monday at 11 a.m. at the Dallas Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1401 SW 13th St. Reception luncheon will follow the service.

Justin Brett Hutchinson

Monmouth

Justin Brett Hutchinson, 42, of Monmouth passed away on December 14. Born September 15, 1973, he grew up in Monmouth and graduated from Central High School in 1991. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from University ...

LaVonne Delores Walker

Monmouth

LaVonne Delores Walker, 83, of Monmouth died Saturday. Visitation is Dec. 30 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., followed by her service at 1 p.m., at Farnstrom Mortuary in Independence. To send an online tribute: www.FarnstromMortuary.com.

Gary Lee Wilson

Monmouth

Gary Lee Wilson, 65, of Monmouth died Dec. 15 in Monmouth. Interment is Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Hilltop Cemetery. Celebration of life is Jan. 8 at 2 p.m. at Partnerships in Community Living in Monmouth. Farnstrom Mortuary in Independence ...

Florence Elizabeth 'Betty' Foster

Dallas

Florence Elizabeth “Betty” Foster, 95, of Dallas, died Dec. 20 in Salem. She was born in Dallas to William and Henriette Drone Boydston. Betty attended Dallas Elementary School, except for her second-grade year. She went with her mother and brothers ...

Shirley Marie Kokotan

Dallas

Shirley Marie Kokotan, 74, of Dallas, died Dec. 22 in Salem. She was born in Waterloo, Iowa, to Karl Clyde Kokotan and Audrey Ann Aagaard. For many years, she worked in the coin room of the Los Angeles Times as ...

LaVonne Delores Walker

Monmouth

LaVonne Delores Walker, 83, of Monmouth, died Dec. 19 in Monmouth. She was born to Cecil and Alma Barber, in Aberdeen, S.D., a twin to LaVerne L. Barber. She grew up in Aberdeen, and graduated from Central High School in ...

Sarah Lucille Boyd Schneider

Sarah Lucille Boyd Schneider, 93, of Dallas, died Dec. 23. She was born to John H. and Lurenna J. Boyd on the family farm in Phillipsburg, Kan., and was known as Lucy, Babe or Lucille (as she was called by ...

Joann Pauline Jones

Albany, formerly of Dallas

Joann Pauline Jones, 82, of Albany, died Dec. 19 in Albany. She was born in Corvallis to Arthur Linke and Ruby Hartill. Joann moved to Albany in 1950, when she married Wayne Neiman. They were divorced in 1959. Joann married ...

Gerald 'Jerry' Lee Cetto

Dallas

Gerald “Jerry” Lee Cetto, 81, of Dallas, died Saturday. He was born in Lead, S.D., to Florence and Ernest Cetto. Jerry graduated from Lead High School in 1952. He joined the Navy and served during and after the Korean War ...

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