Obituaries for October 2015


Lee DeSaulnier


Pastor Lee DeSaulnier, 85, of Dallas died Thursday in Salem. Lee served as pastor at the Pedee Evangelical Church from 1992 until he retired in 1995. Service is Saturday at 12:30 p.m. at the Dallas Alliance Church. Visitation is Friday ...

Theodore 'Ted' David LaVoie


Theodore David LaVoie, 69, of Monmouth, died Oct. 21 in Monmouth. He was born to David and Joyce LaVoie in Pequot, Minn. His boyhood years were spent on farms in Pine River and Backus, Minn. In 1963, at the age ...

'Critter' Charles 'Charlie' Delbert Peterson

Falls City

“Critter” Charles “Charlie” Delbert Peterson, 56, of Falls City died Oct. 15 in Falls City. He was born in Sacramento, Calif., to Denver Ray and Irene Neuhauser Peterson. Critter worked for Whites and Rexius Trucking Companies as a mechanic and ...

John Penn Letterman

Dallas, formerly of Falls City

John Penn Letterman, 87, of Dallas, formerly of Falls City, died Oct. 20 in Dallas. He was born in Falls City to William Penn and Marian Hope Bennett Letterman. He lived in Falls City most of his life until moving ...

Jaki Bechtold

La Pine, formerly of Salem

Jaki Bechtold, 80, of La Pine, formerly of Salem, died in Bend on Oct. 19. She was born in Portland to David and Bobbie Blettel. Jaki was raised in Monterey, Calif., and graduated from high school in Yreka, Calif. Jaki ...

Robert Clyde Walker


Robert Clyde Walker, 92, of Dallas, died Friday in Dallas. He was born to Henry Clyde Walker and Ethel Mae Shippy Walker in Goldendale, Wash. Bob attended school and graduated in Goldendale. He then moved to Portland to attend Barber ...

Melvina M. Carssow


Melvina M. Carssow, 91, of Dallas, died Friday in Salem. She was born in Angelus, Kan., to Nicklaus and Mary Kamphaus Schiltz. She met Boyd Harley Carssow while he was in the military. They were married on Feb. 2, 1944, ...

Evelyn Loretta (McDonald) Robinson

Scio, formerly of Lebanon

Evelyn Loretta (McDonald) Robinson, 97, of Scio, formerly of Lebanon died Oct. 5 in Albany. She was born in Dallas to Grover and Dena (Butz) McDonald. She was raised in Dallas and graduated from Dallas High School in 1936. Evelyn ...

Ruth Diana Rice


Memorial service for Ruth Diana Rice, 95, of Salem, is Friday at 2 p.m. at Capital Manor Auditorium in West Salem. Private interment is at Belcrest Memorial Cemetery. Contributions are suggested to any of these organizations: Western Oregon University Foundation, ...

Marianne Gamboni


Marianne Gamboni, 69, of Salem, died Oct. 14 in Salem of congestive heart failure. She was born in Oakland, Calif., to Conrad and Elizabeth Gamboni. Marianne grew up in Piedmont, Calif. She attended Santa Barbara University, where she was a ...

Carol Ann Bradley Fleming


Carol Ann Bradley Fleming, 56, of Independence, died Oct. 9. She was born in Fresno, Calif., to Edwin Lewis and Irma Louise Ulrich Bradley. Carol worked for Suburban Propane in Fresno as a receptionist and moved to Oregon 20 years ...

Marilyn May Nelson


Marilyn May Nelson, 72, of Salem, died Oct. 10 in Salem. Marilyn loved going shopping, to coffee, karaoke, night clubs, and church on Sundays. She was a member of Dayspring Fellowship Church in Keizer, and truly enjoyed her church family. ...

Jaki Bechtold

La Pine

Jaki Bechtold, 80, of La Pine, formerly of Valsetz and Salem, died Monday in Bend. Services are pending with Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center, 503-623-2325.

Ruby Etta Baxter Woods


Ruby Etta Baxter Woods, 89, of Monmouth died Sept. 17. She was born in Webb City, Okla., to Jesse and Pearl Baxter and moved to Tucson, Ariz., at age 4 where she spent the majority of her life. Ruby had ...

Bernard 'Bink' LeRoy Timmons


Bernard LeRoy Timmons, known to everyone as “Bink,” 75, of Independence died Sept. 20 in Salem. He was born in Gandy, Neb., to Nelson and Noma Timmons. Bink spent a short time in Nebraska before his family relocated to Independence ...

Robert V. Story

Hermiston, formerly of Dallas

Robert V. Story, 95, of Hermiston, formerly of Dallas, died Sept. 28 in Hermiston. He was born in Airlie to Robert Grant Story and Gladys Mabel Liggett Story. Robert married Aldeen Mae Cooper on March 28, 1942 in Dallas. He ...

James M. Hayes


James M. Hayes, 98, of Dallas died Oct. 2 in Salem. He was born in Onida, S.D., to Jesse Tyler and Florence Jordan Hayes. He married Thelma Stetter on May 8, 1947 in Vancouver, Wash. Together, they moved to Dallas ...

Robert A. Fitzgerald Sr.


Robert A. Fitzgerald Sr., 59, of Carlton, died Thursday, after having fought a long and hard battle against cancer. He had spent the past six months with his brother, Larry. Robert spent most of his life working in plywood and ...

Reece Alexzander Davis


REECE ALEXZANDER DAVIS, 1, died Tuesday, October 6, 2015 in Dallas. He was born on June 27, 2014. Reece was loved and adored by all who knew him. He always had a smile on his face and loved to laugh. ...

Corinne 'Cori' Jean Kershner Hatch

Henderson, Nev.

Jesus has called "Our" beloved "Cori" Corinne Jean Kershner Hatch, home following a battle with brain cancer. She had been living in Henderson, Nev. Cori inspired us all with her spiritual strength, kind heart and positive giving nature. Cori made ...


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