Obituaries for December 2016

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Melissa Jean (Flick) Johnson

Melissa Jean (Flick) Johnson passed away peacefully in her home in Dallas on Nov. 5, 2016, surrounded by love. Born in Flagstaff, Ariz., on Oct. 30, 1951, to Marjorie and Ted Flick, Melissa graduated from Coronado High School in Scottsdale, ...

Laurena Mae Dukes

Laurena Mae Dukes, 89, went to heaven on Nov. 27, 2016. Rena was preceded in death by her husband, Travis; her sons Alan and Steve; and her brothers and sisters-in-law. She is survived by her daughter, Mary Lock and husband ...

Patrick Addain Klipfel

Pat was born in the family farmhouse near Ashley, N.D., on Nov. 22, 1937. He married Diane Wiederrich on June 4, 1960, in Ellendale, N.D. Shortly after graduation from University of North Dakota, Ellendale branch, they moved to Dufur for ...

Alice M. Nielsen

Alice M. Nielsen, 88, of Salem, passed Nov. 26, 2016. She was born in McMinnville and raised on a dairy farm near Rickreall. Alice graduated from Dallas High School in 1946. Following graduation from the University of Oregon in 1951, ...

Robert Dean Friesen

Robert Dean Friesen, age 76, passed away in Bellingham, Wash., on Nov. 30, 2016. A memorial service will be held for Bob on Thursday Dec. 8, 2016, at 1 p.m. at Cornwall Church in Bellingham. For more information and to ...

Nettie Vernell Cooper

Nettie Vernell (Nell) Cooper, 88, of Monmouth, died on Nov. 30, in Salem. She was born to Lee Otis Waggoner and Susan (Dixon) Waggoner in Dimmitt, Texas. She is survived by sisters, Georgie Jarvis and Mary Lou Peoples, both of ...

Elsie F. (Clark) Werth

Elsie F. (Clark) Werth, born Sept. 10, 1920, in Inavale, Neb., to Lewis Clark and Alta Smith Clark, died Nov. 18 from declining health while living in Sheridan. She was 96, the oldest of eight siblings. She grew up in ...

Thomas Ivy Neyman Jr.

Thomas Ivy Neyman Jr., 80, a resident of Falls City, died Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, in the Salem Hospital. He was born on Nov. 23, 1935, in Brownsville, Texas, the son of Thomas Ivy and Wilma Nadine George Neyman Sr. ...

James Leland Sele

James Leland Sele was born in Gary, Minn., on Feb. 8, 1933, to Earl and Ella Sele. He was the second in line of six children living in a two-bedroom farmhouse. As a young boy, he would be right by ...

Gail Boid Uehlin

Gail Boid Uehlin, 92, passed away Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016, in Fruitland, Idaho. Gail was born on the family farm in Decatur County, Kan., to William Uehlin and Nina Decker Uehlin. Gail was one of nine children. During the Depression, ...

Dan Roy Barnes

Dan Roy Barnes, 61, formerly of Willamina, died on Dec. 1 in Salem. He is survived by mother, Rena Barnes; sisters, Susan Wakefield and Karen Rogers; spouse, Susan Carol Barnes; children, Ross, Hogan and Meredith Barnes; and three grandchildren. Predeceased ...

Darlene Lillian Webster

Darlene Webster, 85, died Dec. 2. She was born to Emil and Violet Lake in Fresno County, Calif. A funeral service was held at Farnstrom Mortuary. Memories and condolences at FarnstromMortuary.com.

Barbara Lynne Mulkey

Barbara Lynne Mulkey, 58, from Albany, went to be with our Lord on Dec. 15, 2016, as a result of an auto accident on Springhill Road, in Albany. Barbara was born in Corvallis to Paul and Jeraldine (Jeree) Mulkey on ...

Thomas L. Davis Sr.

Tom Davis Sr., 95, passed away peacefully in his Salem home. Tom was born in Cleveland, Ohio, the only son of Gomer and Mary Jane Davis, joining four older sisters, Edith, Thelma, Lucille and Florence. He graduated from John Adams ...

Richelle Combs

Richelle Combs passed away peacefully at home on Oct. 10, 2016, in Albany, at the age of 59 with loved ones at her side. She is survived by her daughter, Makenna Combs; her mother, Joan Carpenter; her sister, Joni Funk ...

James Harry Blackwell

First and foremost, Jim is a beloved child of God, who took to heart and put into action Jesus’s mandate to care for the disenfranchised. Parallel to Jim’s dedication to the Lord’s calling was his devotion to and unconditional love ...

K. Mary Olsen

K. Mary Olsen, 88, of Monmouth, died on Dec. 14 at her home. She was born in Clatskanie.

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