Obituaries for February 2016

Obituary

Robert 'Bob' Francis Feldman

West Salem

Robert "Bob" Francis Feldman, 83, of West Salem died Monday. He was born in Portland to Harry T. and Margaret Feldman. He was raised with his four brothers on their family dairy farm on Fanno Creek in Garden Home. He ...

Sethan Sprague

Sethan Sprague, 31, of Salem, died Feb. 16. Seth was the first child in a large and blended family. He graduated from St. Vincent’s Catholic School in sixth grade as valedictorian and graduated from Perrydale High School as salutatorian. After ...

Elmer 'Buck' Buchanan

Dallas

Elmer “Buck” Buchanan, 92, of Dallas died Feb. 12 in Salem. He was born in Burns to Harold and Laura McFadden. Later in life Buck was adopted by his stepfather Roy Buchanan and was known by that name all of ...

John David Finkbeiner

Dallas

John David Finkbeiner, 79, of Dallas, died Feb. 12. He was born in Vancouver, Wash., to Chester and Marguerite (Mowry) Finkbeiner. John attended Wenatchee, Wash., schools and later attended Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho, where he met his wife, ...

Dorothy Marie Wise

Dallas

Dorothy (Meader) Wise, 93, of Dallas died Feb. 9. Known to all as “Dottie,” she was born to Mark F. and Lulu (Miles) Meader in Mt. Morris, Ill. She was a seventh-generation American descended from John Meader who arrived in ...

Hermelinda 'Linda' 'Mellie' (Ruiz) Garcia

Independence

Hermelinda “Linda” “Mellie” (Ruiz) Garcia, 66, of Independence died Feb. 16. She was born and raised in Asherton, Texas, the daughter of Lazarro and Josepha (Alfaro) Ruiz. Linda lived in St. Paul until she moved to Independence with her new ...

Ron Haener

Independence

Ron Haener of Independence Oregon, died February 13th in The Dalles Oregon. Ron (or Captain Ron as he was known by many) was born September 27th, 1935 in Salem, Oregon to Ray and Lucy Haener. Ron was preceded in death ...

Helen Marie Glodt

Salem

Helen Marie Murphy Glodt, 99, of Salem died Feb. 20 in Salem. She was the great-granddaughter of pioneer Rev. John E. Murphy, who gave the land for what is now Western Oregon University, and wife of Salem restauranteur, John T. ...

Christopher Dobson

Dallas

Christopher Dobson, 65, of Dallas, died Feb. 13 in Dallas from injuries sustained in a fall in his home. He was born in Berkeley, Calif., to Elizabeth and Robert Dobson. Christopher moved to Switzerland with his family in 1959, and ...

Earla Mae Cooley

Dallas

Earla Mae Cooley, 82, of Dallas died Feb. 14 in Dallas. She was born in Scott County, Mo., to Cecil and Lela Virginia Christian Watkins. She lived in and around the Dallas area for many years. She had been married ...

Alan Ralph King

Dallas

Alan Ralph King, 55, of Dallas died Feb. 11 in Salem. He had been fighting pancreatic cancer since October. He had been employed at River Bend Sand and Gravel in Salem for close to 15 years. He took a lot ...

Phillips Floreine

Independence

Floreine Merced Phillips, 91, of Independence died Feb. 7 in Independence. She was born to David and Clara Howard in Tacoma, Wash. Floreine’s life will be celebrated privately at a later date. Farnstrom Mortuary in Independence handled arrangements. To send ...

Kenneth Eugene Moles

Monmouth

No Mere Flight of Fancy. From the age of 12 (when he got to ride in a Ford tri-motor plane at an air show near his home town of Shenandoah, IA) until his recent death at the age of 98, ...

Rod Shepard

Dallas

Rod Shepard, 68, of Dallas died Feb. 8 in Dallas. He was born in Prineville to Thomas and Eunice Shepard. Rod graduated from Mapleton High School in 1965. He attended Oregon State University, Oregon Technical Institute and Oregon College of ...

Gary Bob Weigel

Dallas

Gary Bob Weigel, 72, of Dallas died Feb. 9 in Dallas. He was born in Salem to Loy Earl and Shirley Modesta Mode Weigel. Gary graduated from Central High School in 1961, and served in the Army reserves for several ...

E.A. 'Buck' Buchanan

Dallas

E.A. "Buck" Buchanan, 92, of Dallas died Friday in Salem. He was born in Burns. Service is pending and arrangements are being handled by Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center, 503-623-2325.

Jack Walter Stoops

Monmouth

With great sadness, his family announces that Jack W. Stoops passed away on January 19, 2016, after a short battle with lung cancer, complicated by congestive heart failure. His family will carry the memories of his love, kindness and zest ...

'Sandi' Sandra Jean Grewe

Dallas

“Sandi” Sandra Jean Grewe, 76, of Dallas died Feb. 3. For the past 13 years, Dallas has been her home. At her request, there will be no service held. Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center handled arrangements. To send an online tribute: ...

María Madealena Ortega

Nuestra querida madre María Madealena Ortega será extrañada. Nació en Manzanillo Colima México. Dedico su vida a Jehová el 24 de Junio de 1990, se esforzó por darle lo mejor a Jehová durante 26 años, fue muy feliz cuando sirvió ...

Emile Theodore Plude

Independence

Emile was honored at “The Last Flight” ice cream social (Ice Cream Emile’s favorite) at the Pink House Café in Independence. Over 120 friends attended. The Café was adorned with pictures of the different stages of his life — all ...