Obituaries for September 2015


Dale Albert Wood


Dale Albert Wood, 78, of Foster, died Sept. 20 in Albany following a four-year battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born in Brainerd, Minn., to Loyd and Laura (Ellis) Wood. The family moved to Salem when he was 2 years ...

Leotta Elaine Bush


Leotta Elaine Bush, a resident of Yamhill, Oregon was born July 16, 1927 in McClay, Oregon, to Charles Henery and Lucy Mae Breedon. She was the 12th child born in a family of 12 children. Leotta was preceded in death ...

Douglas Lee Warren


Douglas Warren died in his sleep at his Monmouth home on the morning of September 15, 2015. Douglas was born in Richmond, Virginia in 1928. He was the youngest of six children born to Ward and Ruth Peralta Warren. He ...

Patricia A. Reece


Patricia A. Reece, 78, of Dallas died Monday in Salem. Service is Sunday at 1 p.m. at Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center.

Lois May Anthony Northrup

Canby, formerly of Dallas

Lois May Anthony Northrup, 95, of Canby, formerly of Dallas, died Saturday in Canby. She was born to Charles and May Anthony at the family farm home in Golva, N.D. Lois graduated from high school in Beach, N.D. In 1942, ...

David Hunter


David Hunter, 70, of Dallas, died Sunday. Service is Wednesday (today) at 11 a.m. at Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center and interment will be at Dallas Cemetery. Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center handled arrangements. To send an online tribute:

Saige Marie Selwyn

Grand Ronde

Saige Marie Selwyn, 12, of Grand Ronde, died Sept. 21. “Pooh Bear Saigie” died from injuries received in a bike and auto accident. She was born in Portland to Belinda Mercier, her birth mother, and adopted and raised by Anthony ...

Mary Ellen Chisholm


Mary Ellen Chisholm, 97, of Lebanon, died Sept. 23. Service is pending with Farnstrom Mortuary, Independence, 503-838-1414. To share an online tribute: www.FarnstromMortuary. com.

Lorraine Kelley Lorenz

Waxhaw, N.C., formerly of Dallas

Lorraine Kelley Lorenz, 94, of Waxhaw, N.C., formerly of Dallas, died Friday in Waxhaw. She was born in Putnam County, Mo., to Emery Kelley and Faye Wilkins. Lorraine and her family moved from Iowa to Dallas in 1959, where she ...

Ina Mae Penney


Ina Mae Penney, 88, of Dallas, died Sept. 13 in Dallas. She was born in Ree Heights, S.D., to Walter and Hulda Lowrie. Ina grew up in Hubbard and graduated from Hubbard High School in 1944. She worked for her ...

Connie Marion Zinzer


Connie Marion Zinzer, 84, of Dallas, died Sept. 14 in Salem of an aortic arch aneurysm. She was born in Buhl, Idaho, to Harold and Marion Hamby. At the age of 13, the family moved to Milwaukie and later to ...

Dee Ann Michelle Sunde


Dee Ann Michelle Sunde, 46, of Monmouth, died Sept. 10 in Salem. She was born in Portland to Tee Jay and Diane Mae Buser Sunde. Dee Ann’s favorite things were country music concerts, people watching, family meals, all holidays — ...

Joseph R. Birdsong

Joseph R. Birdsong, 49, of Dallas, died Thursday. He was preceded in death by his son, Mathew Pearse, on July 15, 2015. Loved by many, he is survived by his mother, Patsy Hutton; brother, Patrick R. Birdsong; children, Tyler Elias, ...

Lynn Chester Lynn


Lynn Chester Cook, 69, of Monmouth, died Sept. 14 in Salem. He was born to Chester and Lola Cook in Kalispell, Mont. Lynn served in the Army and Oregon Army National Guard for more than 34 years. He married Verna ...

Ina Mae Penney


Ina Mae Penney, 88, died Sunday in Dallas. Service is Saturday at 11 a.m. at Dallas First Christian Church. Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center handled arrangements. To send an online tribute: www.dallastribute. com.

Ernest 'Ernie' John Cogswell


ERNEST “ERNIE” JOHN COGSWELL, 85, a resident of Dallas died Sunday, September 13, 2015 at the Dallas Retirement Village surrounded by his family. He was born on December 18, 1929 in Crawfordsville, Oregon the son of Roscoe and Alice Fox ...

Floyd 'Bud' Low

Grand Ronde

Floyd “Bud” Low, 82, of Grand Ronde, died Aug. 31. He was born in Corvallis to Floyd and Rose Tyler Low. Growing up, Bud and his family worked hard together in the timber industry. Bud was a logger and ran ...

William 'Bill' Irvin Slack


William “Bill” Irvin Slack, 75, of Dallas, died Sept. 7. He was born in Waverly, Iowa, to Wilburt Herman and Ruby Arlene Stafford Slack. At age 2, he moved with his family to Dallas, where he attended school. For more ...

Mark Powers


Mark Powers, 62, of Dallas, died Aug. 30 while camping in the Sweet Home/Foster area. He was born to Howard and Melba Powers in Buena Vista, where he also grew up. Mark went into the Army in 1972 during the ...

Alfred G. Smith


Alfred G. Smith, 79, of Dallas, died Aug. 31 in Salem following his battle against bone cancer. He was born in Lewistown, Mont., to Harold and Elise Smith. Al served in the National Guard in high school and graduated from ...