Obituaries for July 2016

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Bernard Roy Friesen

Bernard “Roy” Friesen, 78, of Dallas, died June 14. He was born in Independence to Bernhart and Suzy Friesen. He married Velma Stout in 1958. Roy was preceded in death by his parents and his brother John. He is survived ...

Keith LeRoy Culley

Keith LeRoy Culley, 81, died on Friday after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Keith was born to Lizella and Glen Culley in 1934. Keith enlisted in the U.S. Air Force after graduation, and then married Verna May Abshier ...

Donald Cox Sr.

Donald Cox Sr., 64, of Dallas, died Friday at Salem Hospital. He was born in Portland. He is survived by wife, Nancy, of Dallas; daughter, Terisha Mott, of Beaverton; son, Don Cox Jr., of Sheridan; two grandsons; sister, Janice Blanchfield, ...

Nina Marie Buce

Nina Marie Buce, 60, formerly of Dallas, died on June 23 in Salem. She was born to Maria Aguilar in Edinburg, Texas. They lived in Alamo, Texas, until moving to Marion in 1962, to Jefferson in 1963, and then to ...

Donald Richard Cobine

Donald (Huff) Cobine, 88, of Independence, died on Thursday. He was born in Buena Vista to Charles and Willa Cobine. The Cobine family ancestors arrived in the Willamette Valley in 1898 by steamboat and have been Century Farmers in the ...

John Walter Lekkerkerker

John Walter Lekkerkerker, “Big John,” 65, of Monmouth, died on July 6 following an accident on his farm. He was born to Walt and Nellie Lekkerkerker in Pasadena, Calif. John and Gloria were married in Paramount, Calif., in 1972. They ...

Donald Cox

May 11, 1952 – July 1, 2016 Donald Cox Sr., 64, of Dallas, died July 1 in the Salem Hospital. He was born in Portland to Marvin and Romaine Hall Cox. He graduated from Pacific High School in Port Orford. ...

Ryan Michael Clarence Smith

Ryan Michael Clarence Smith, 35, of Salem, died on Oct. 15, 2015, unexpectedly of natural causes while at home in Salem. Ryan was born in Salem. Ryan was a child of God and will always be remembered for his kind ...

Dave Guzman

Dave Guzman, 78, of Salem, formerly of Keizer, died on Thursday as a result of complications from a devastating brain disease, progressive supra-nuclear palsy. He is survived by his four children, Jeffery (Julie) Guzman, of Silverton; Jene’ (Derek) Ottele, of ...

Harriett Marie Guild Wilson

Sept. 8, 1928 – July 1, 2016 Harriett Marie Guild Wilson, 87, of Dallas, died July 1 at her home. She was born in Independence to Joel Lynn and Lois L. House Guild. She grew up in Independence, where she ...

Melvin B. Lytle

Melvin B. Lytle, 84, of Dallas, died on Friday. He was born in Kalispell, Mont., to Melvin and Ruth Lytle (Rich). Melvin found his way to the area of Dallas, where he would spend the next 60 years of his ...

Maria De La Luz Gaona

Maria De La Luz Gaona, 70, died on July 5. She was born to Maria Luisa Gaona and Ramiro Gaona in Monterrey Nuevo Leon, Mexico. She married Panfilo Lara on Sept. 9, 1959, in Reynosa Tamaulipas, Mexico. Maria and her ...

Timothy J. Stepper

Timothy J. Stepper, 56, of Independence died at his home on July 11. Tim was born in Dallas to Orville and Flavia (Baker) Stepper. He grew up in Dallas and moved to Independence in 2006 with his wife of 33 ...

Stephen Ryan Henderson

Stephen Ryan Henderson, 37, of Salem, died on July 11 at his family’s home in Independence. He was born to Rosie and Robert Henderson. He attended McKay High School. Ryan was known for his huge heart, thoughtfulness, many pairs of ...

Beatrice (Slyh) Mandemaker

Beatrice (Slyh) Mandemaker, 73, of Salem, formerly of Dallas, died from cancer on July 8. Celebration of life will be held at The Green Villa Barn, 3215 Independence Highway, Independence from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday.

Steve Motsinger

Steve Motsinger, 59, of Independence, died on July 16 at home. He was born to James Motsinger and Anna Salsi in Turlock, Calif. Steve’s passions were listening to the Rolling Stones and Neil Young. He loved the outdoors and, when ...

Dave Guzman

Dave Guzman, 78, of Salem, formerly of Keizer, died on Thursday as a result of complications from a devastating brain disease, progressive supra-nuclear palsy. A celebration of Dave’s life will take place at 11 a.m. on July 30 at Salem ...

Frances Haines

Frances Haines, 93, of Dallas, died on June 26, at the Village in Dallas. She was born Frances Anna Walter to Nicholas and Mary Walter of Lillydale, Minn. She and Jack Haines were married on Valentine’s Day in 1942. He ...

Donald Arthur Bates

Donald Arthur Bates, 79, of Independence, died on March 9. He was born in San Francisco. He served in the Air Force during the Korean War from 1953-1961. He married Constance Malavic on April 18, 1956. He was a lifelong ...

Pauline Naomi Gustafson

Pauline Naomi Gustafson Aug. 29, 1924 – July 15, 2016 Pauline Naomi Gustafson, 91, of Dallas, died July 15 at the Dallas Retirement Village. She was born in Walker, Minn., to Paul Manning and Audrey Naomi Case. Following high school ...

Alice Ida Costelloe Propes

Alice Ida Costelloe Propes, 88, of Dallas, died on July 14 in Keizer. She was born in Gold Beach to Elmer and Helene (Fischer) Costelloe. Her grandparents homesteaded in Curry County on the Winchuck River. Alice grew up in Gold ...

Brice Caldwell

Brice Caldwell, 86, formerly of Monmouth, died July 17 in Dallas. Brice was born in Eugene to Howard and Violet Burror Caldwell. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War at an Evacuation Hospital in Taejon, Korea, in ...

Frances Haines

Frances Haines, 93, of Dallas, died on June 26. A recitation of the rosary will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 30, followed by a funeral Mass at 11 at St. Philip Catholic Church. Interment will follow in the ...

Death Notice

Maria De La Luz Gaona

Aug. 31, 1945 – July 5, 2016 Viewing will be Thursday from noon to 5 p.m., followed by funeral service Friday at 1 p.m., both at Farnstrom Mortuary. Memories and condolences at FarnstromMortuary.com.

Shirley Mae Klassen

March 11, 1927 – July 3, 2016 Service are currently pending for Shirley Klassen, who died on July 3. Farnstrom Mortuary is handling arrangements.

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