Obituaries for June 2015

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Richard 'Dick' Pankratz

Dallas

Dick Pankratz, 79, of Dallas died May 25 in Salem. He was born in Clyde, N.D., to Harry and Elsie Pankratz. The family moved to Dallas in 1936. Dick graduated from Dallas High School in 1953, and entered the Army, ...

June L. Boone

Independence, formerly of Dallas

June L. Boone, 84, of Independence, formerly of Dallas, died May 23. She was born to Neil and Charlotte Sloan in Scanlon, Minn. They came to Oregon in 1936. June grew up in Burns, and also lived in Vanport, Newport ...

Catherine Vaughn

Independence

Catherine Vaughn, 67, of Independence died May 21 in Salem. She was born in Dallas. Catherine loved to write poetry, and lived for her family. She was mom and took care of everyone. She never judged anyone, and loved everyone. ...

Rebecca Foster

Independence

Rebecca Foster, 57, of Independence died Thursday. Arrangements are pending with Farnstrom Mortuary in Independence, 503-838-1414.

Jerry L. Blackwell

Reno Nev., formerly of Dallas

Jerry L. Blackwell, 73, of Reno, Nev., formerly of Dallas, died May 17 in Reno. He had lived in Falls City, Valsetz and Dallas. Jerry attended school in Valsetz and served in the military from 1960 to 1964. Jerry had ...

James Lyons

Dallas

James Lyons, 86, of Dallas died Sunday. Memorial service is Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Dallas Retirement Village Chapel. Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center handled arrangements. To send an online condolence: www.dallastribute.com.

Jerry Leroy Curtiss

Alaska, formerly of Dallas

Celebration of life memorial for Jerry Leroy Curtiss, 68, of Alaska, formerly of Dallas, is Saturday from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Seibert Fredrickson Memorial Shelter at the Dallas City Park. It is accessed via Southwest Academy Street. For ...

Charles 'Chuck' Henry Fitch

Dallas

Charles “Chuck” Henry Fitch, 100, of Dallas, died Thursday in Dallas. He was born in San Francisco. His mother died when he was 4 years old, and he went to live with his elderly grandmother in the Napa Valley, Calif. ...

Jerry Lee Blackwell

Reno, Nev., formerly of Dallas

Jerry Lee Blackwell, 73, of Reno, Nev., formerly of Dallas died May 17. He was born in Lewis, Colo., to John Henry and Lois Blackwell. In 1951, he and his family moved to Falls City and then to Valsetz where ...

James Arthur Lyons Jr.

Dallas

James Arthur Lyons Jr., 86, of Dallas died May 31. He was born in Chicago to Madalin and James Lyons. Jim grew up in the Chicago area and spent his summers in Minocqua, Wis. At the age of 18, he ...

Anita Janell Crafton

Sheridan

Anita Janell (Horton) Crafton, 87, of Sheridan died May 25. She was born in Eugene to Dale and Vineta Horton. The family moved to Toledo, where she grew up and graduated from Toledo High School. She then attended dental school ...

Marlene Alice Rose

Dallas

Marlene Alice (Rein) Rose, 82, of Dallas died Thursday in Dallas. Marlene was born in Salt Lake City to George Franz Karl Rein Jr. and Alice Marguerite Plewe. She spent her childhood in Oakland, Calif. Her family later returned to ...

Phillip Drexler Sperling

Independence

Phillip Sperling, 97, of Independence died June 3. He was born in Salem to Herman and Odelia (Drexler) Sperling. Phillip attended Parker School until he went to Independence High School, graduating in 1936. Phillip had been the oldest graduate to ...

Robert C. Patterson

Independence

The life of Robert C. Patterson Jr., 66, of Independence will be celebrated at a gathering at a later date. Farnstrom Mortuary in Independence handled arrangements. To share an online condolence: www.FarnstromMortuary.com.

Judy Jo Wood

Dallas

Judy Jo Wood, 68, of Dallas died Thursday. She was born in Lakeview to Albert and Ona Burgess. Judy married Turney Wood on April 12, 1986, in Dallas. Judy was a homemaker, and was known for baby sitting and cooking ...

June Marie Smith

Sheridan

June Marie Smith, 87, of Sheridan died June 6 in McMinnville. She was born in Colorado Springs, Colo. Graveside service is Wednesday (today) at 10 a.m. at Salt Creek Cemetery in Dallas. To send an online condolence: www.dallastribute.com.

Hanna E. Mills

Dallas

Hanna E. Mills, 84, of Dallas died June 6 in Dallas. She was born in Germany. She met Dale E. Mills while he was in the military stationed in Germany. They married on May 18, 1971, in Kaiser Slautrn, Germany. ...

Diane Lee Elliott

Dallas

Diane Lee Elliott, 67, of Dallas died May 26 in Dallas. She was born in Inglewood, Calif., to Benjamin and Marion Elliott. Diane loved to take pictures, read, study the Bible and attend church with her friends. She was preceded ...

Glen Edward Clark

Salem

Glen Clark, 74, of Salem died June 13 in Salem. Glen taught social studies and was the boys head basketball coach at Central High School in Independence, leading the Panthers to a state championship in 1975. In 1986, Glen became ...

Opal Ladbury

Salem

Opal Ladbury of Salem and former longtime Dallas resident died Friday. No service will be held at her request. Crown Memorial Center in Salem handled arrangements.

Richard James Malone

Dallas

Richard “Dick” James Malone, 83, of Dallas died June 9. He was born in Minneapolis to Raymond and Ethel Cooper Malone. They moved to Newport in 1935. He attended Newport Grade School until 1946, and then moved to Santa Ana, ...

Elizabeth A. Weiss

Monmouth

Elizabeth Ann Weiss, 82, of Monmouth died May 29 in Monmouth. She was born in Gary, Ind., to parents Andrew J. Kormos and Ida A. Juhasz. She loved music from an early age, especially the piano. Elizabeth’s early musical training ...

Ione Lennie McDougla

Salem

Ione Lennie McDougal, 96, of Salem died Monday in Salem. She was born in Sheridan, Wyo. Graveside service is Thursday at 11 a.m. at Restlawn Memory Gardens. Memorial service follows at 1 p.m. at the Seventh-day Adventist Church on Summer ...

Virginia C. Miller

Dallas

Virginia Miller passed away Monday afternoon, June 8th. Virginia, or Ginnie as she was known to friends, was born in Kansas City, Kansas, on April 6, 1920 to Edward and Lillian Carter. She celebrated her 95th birthday this Spring. After ...

Pat Tilgner

Dallas

In Memory of Pat When grief is subdued and tears have slowed And sadness is not such a heavy load Our memory of her was ever so dear and our importance to her was always so clear She loved everyone ...

Robert Clifford Patterson II

Independence

Robert “Bob” Clifford Patterson, 66, of Independence died in Independence on June 6. He was born to Robert “Pat” Clifford Patterson Sr. and Ann Rosella (Hildebrand). Bob spent his childhood in Independence and attended Independence Elementary School, Henry Hill Junior ...

Glen Edward Clark

Salem

Glen Clark, 74, of Salem died June 13 in Salem. He was born in Fanshaw, Okla., to Everett and Lottie Clark. In 1948, the Clarks moved from Oklahoma and settled in Lebanon, where Glen graduated from Lebanon High School. While ...

Ione McDougal

Salem

Ione McDougal, 96, of Salem died June 15. She was born in Sheridan, Wyo., to George W. Jenkins and Millie Babcock Jenkins. Ione grew up in the Gresham area, where she met her husband John McDougal. They were married on ...

James S. Coates

Dallas

James S. Coates, 94, of Dallas died June 15. He was born on the family farm in Osborne, Kan., to Alpha A. Coates and Carrie L. Stansberry Coates. He attended a one-room schoolhouse and graduated from the eighth grade in ...

June Marie Smith

Sheridan

June Marie Smith, 87, of Sheridan died June 6 in McMinnville. She was born on in Colorado Springs, Colo., to Lewis and Cannie Vaughn Paul. She was raised in Colorado Springs. June met Daniel Smith while he was stationed in ...

Charles 'Doug' Sohn

Salem, formerly of Dallas

Charles “Doug” Sohn, 71, of Salem, formerly of Dallas, died Friday in Salem. Celebration of his life will be at Dallas Christian and Missionary Alliance. Service date and time is pending. Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service in Salem handled arrangements.

Lawrence 'Larry' Abraham Buhler

Dallas

Lawrence “Larry” Abraham Buhler, 90, of Dallas died Sunday. He was born in Dallas to Jacob A. and Agnes E. Buhler. Larry enjoyed a happy and secure childhood, never doubting for a moment the love of his parents. He was ...

Elizabeth Ann Weiss

Monmouth

Celebration of life for Elizabeth Weiss, 82, of Monmouth is Sunday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Monmouth Elementary School. A reception will follow at 493 Sacre Lane, Monmouth

Richard 'Dick' James Malone

Dallas

Richard ‘Dick’ James Malone Sept. 30, 1931 – June 9, 2015 Funeral Mass for Richard “Dick” James Malone is Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. Philip Catholic Church in Dallas. Recitation of the rosary will held at 10:30 a.m. prior ...

Katherine Classen

Dallas

Katherine Classen, 98, a Dallas resident for 59 years, died June 17. She was born in a German-speaking Mennonite farming community near Meade, Kan., to Peter F. and Sara J. Rempel. In 1937, she married another member of that community, ...

Allan Donald Trupka

Silverton, formerly of Dallas

Celebration of life for Allan Trupka, 68, of Silverton, formerly of Dallas is Monday at 1 p.m. at Unger Funeral Chapel of Silverton. Contributions are suggested to the American Heart Association. Arrangements with Unger Funeral Chapel.

Kenneth Wayne Hiscock

Dallas

Memorial service for Kenneth Wayne Hiscock, 68, of Dallas is Friday 11 a.m. at The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-day Saints in Dallas. The Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center handled arrangements. To send an online condolence: www.dallastribute.com.

Edward A. Moskal

Dallas

Memorial service for Edward A. Moskal, 71, of Dallas is Saturday at 11 a.m. at Liberty Christian Church on Skyline Road in Salem. Private interment will be at Dallas Cemetery. Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center handled arrangements. To send an online ...

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