Obituaries for June 2016

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William Patrick O’Malley

William Patrick “Paw” O’Malley, 66, died June 16 from injuries sustained from a tractor accident. As a young man, he served two tours in Vietnam as a helicopter crew chief on Huey UH1C069. Following his military service, he worked as ...

Frances Anna Haines

Frances Anna Haines, 93, of Dallas, died Sunday in the Dallas Retirement Village. She was born in St. Paul, Minn. Viewing will be from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday in the Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center. A funeral ...

Violet Lillian Scott

Violet Lillian Scott, 94, of Falls City, died Thursday in Falls City. Violet Scott was born in Dallas to Peter and Lena (Weins) Diehm. Violet enjoyed sewing, knitting, and crocheting. She raised Boston terriers and, later, Dachshunds. She lived in ...

David R. Wilkes

David R. Wilkes, 62, of Dallas, died on June 22 in Dallas. He was born in Valdosta, Ga., to Charles and Reba Haller. Dave grew up in the San Francisco Bay area. He graduated from Petaluma High School in 1972. ...

Steve Whitus

Steve Whitus, 70, of Dallas, died on June 17 in Salem. Steve was born in Lafayette, Ind., to Emery and Leona Whitus, and graduated from Riverside High School in 1965. Steve was an avid sports fan, and especially loved the ...

Irvin H. Ratzlaff

Irvin H. Ratzlaff, of Salem, formerly of Dallas, died June 20 in Salem. He was born to Henry H. and Anna Lutke Ratzlaff in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. He graduated from high school in Dalmeny, Saskatchewan, and attended two years of ...

Death Notice

William Patrick’ O’Malley

Memorial service for William “Patrick” O’Malley is at 7 p.m. on July 1 at Bridgeport Chapel in Dallas. Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center handled arrangements. To leave an online tribute: www.dallastribute.com.

Obituary

Douglas Wiley Freeman

Douglas Freeman, 93, of Salem, died June 15. Douglas was born in Yoncalla to Paul Gerald and Maud Jane Freeman. Douglas was given the moniker “Jiggs” at birth by his father after the main character in the beloved comic strip, ...

Paul David Reimer

Paul David Reimer, 89, of Dallas, died on Friday. Paul was born to David and Sarah Reimer and raised in the Salt Creek area around Dallas. He married Mary Penner in January 1949. They lived on the family farm raising ...

Ovid Long

Ovid (Doc) Long, 91, of Independence, died on May 6. Ovid was born in Fort Scott, Kan., to Ethel and Charles Long, of Blue Mound, Kan. The Long family moved to Independence in 1934. Ovid graduated from Independence High School ...

Mary Louise Alison

Mary Louise Alison, 54, of Rickreall, died on June 8. She was born to Robert and Marie Smith in Forest Grove. She graduated from Central High School in 1980. Mary went on to work for the federal highway department. She ...

Donald Earl Bernard

Donald Earl Bernard, 80, of Falls City, died on June 10. He was born to Clair Bernard and Luella Gresset in Portland. He joined the Army and served in the Korean War. He was married to Terry Bernard for 43 ...

Bernard Friesen

Bernard “Roy” Friesen, 78, died June 14. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m.; Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at the Dallas Cemetery, Dallas, Oregon. A gathering will follow at the Dallas City Park at noon. Dallas Mortuary Tribute ...

Charles Morris Claus

Charles Morris Claus, 78, of Whiteville, N.C., formerly of Dallas, died on May 25. He was born in Dallas to Irvin and Katherine Claus. He graduated from Dallas High School in 1955. He married Joyce Kay Wenger, of Dallas, in ...

Robert Harold Thornburg

Robert Harold Thornburg, age 83, of Dallas Oregon, died peacefully on June 6, 2016 in Salem, Oregon surrounded by his family. Born on January 22, 1933 in Ipswich, South Dakota, he was the son of the late Harold and Ruby ...

Stewart Lee VanLaningham

Stewart Lee VanLaningham, 71, passed valiantly and bravely into the arms of Our Heavenly Father on June 10, 2016 with his wife, Paige and Pastor Bob and Becky McMillian at his side. Lee was born in Oklahoma and moved to ...

Marlene Mae Chenoweth

Marlene Mae Chenoweth, 85, of Dallas, died on May 30. Marlene was born in Inglewood, Calif., to Mae and Ray Freed. In 1949, Marlene married Mathias Earl Chenoweth in Inglewood. She worked at Lockheed Missile Company, where she retired after ...

Verna Mae Standley Bartok

Verna Mae Standley Bartok, 92, died June 3 in Lexington, Ky., at the end of a long decline. She was born in Pierceville Township, Finney County, Kan., to James Cleo Standley and Beulah Mae Kisner Standley. She was raised on ...

Laura M. Sternard

Laura M. Sternard, 100, of Monmouth, died June 5 at the Independence Health and Rehab, in Independence. She moved to Monmouth from rural Sturgeon Bay, Wis. in 1994. She married Oswald (Mike) Sternard on Oct. 21, 1939. Together they had ...

Darlene K. Randles

Darlene K. Randles, 69, of Washington, Ill., formerly of Dallas, died on June 7 at her home. She was born in Delta, Colo., to William Everett and Irma Louise Pribble Crawley. She married Bradley A. Randles in Dallas on Nov. ...