Obituaries for March 2016

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Howard 'Bob' Robertson McBride

Independence

Howard ‘Bob’ Robertson McBride July 24, 1947 – Feb. 18, 2016 Bob McBride, 68, “the Running Man of Independence,” died Feb. 18 in Salem after a long battle with GIST cancer. He was born to Robertson and Margaret McBride in ...

Barry Jay Clift

Dallas

Barry Jay Clift, 74, of Dallas died Feb. 23 in Dallas. He worked as a police officer for 13 years and was disabled in the line of duty in 1974. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening, service to his church, and Boy ...

Denise L. Walker Jenkins

Mesa, Ariz.

Denise L. Walker Jenkins, 76, born on July 14, 1939, passed on January 27, 2016, in Mesa, AZ. She was preceded in death by her father, Beverly Duane Walker and mother, Esther Orea (Meinke) Walker. She is survived by her ...

Karen Barnard

Dallas

Karen Barnard, 63, of Dallas died Tuesday. Service is March 12 at 11 a.m. at the Evangelical Bible Church in Dallas. Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center handled arrangements. To send an online tribute: www.dallastribute.com.

Brownie Hannah Fausset

Dallas

Brownie Hannah Fausset, 95, longtime resident of Dallas died Thursday in Salem. She was born in Bristow, Okla., to Charlie and Mattie Ryder Flint. She married Howard Fausset on July 19, 1941 in Adair, Okla., and they moved to Dallas ...

Richard 'Dick' Carl McDonald

Falls City

Richard “Dick” Carl McDonald, 72, of Falls City died Feb. 17 in Falls City from a long-term illness. He was born in Dallas to Eugene L. McDonald and Elsie L. Muller McDonald. He grew up on the family farm in ...

Robert 'Bob' Francis Feldman

West Salem

Robert Francis Feldman “Bob,” 83, of West Salem, died on Feb. 22. 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 ...

Lorraine F. Reed

Monmouth

Lorraine F. Reed, 95, of Monmouth, died Feb. 29. Memorial service is April 17 at 2 p.m. at Christ’s Church, 412 Clay St. W., in Monmouth. Farnstrom Mortuary in Independence handled arrangements. To send an online tribute: www.FarnstromMortuary. com.

Henry B. Coleman

Corvallis, formerly of Dallas

Henry B. Coleman, 92, of Corvallis, formerly of Dallas, died Friday in Corvallis. Celebration of his life is Saturday at 2 p.m. at Calvin Presbyterian Church in Corvallis. McHenry Funeral Home in Corvallis handled arrangements.

Mary Beth Thielsen

Independence

Mary Beth Thielsen, 69, of Independence died Friday in Independence after a long battle with cancer. She was born in Sioux Falls, S.D. Mary enjoyed being a military wife and lived in Germany twice, Japan, and many of the states, ...

John Dersch Heronemus

Dallas, formerly of Escondido, Calif.

John Dersch Heronemus, 94, of Dallas, formerly of Escondido, Calif., died March 1. He was born in Lancaster, Wis., to William and Norma Heronemus. John attended Northwestern University and was enrolled in the Navy. He led an eventful life and ...

Harold Worth

Salem

Harold Worth, 80, of Salem died Monday in West Salem. He was born in Enid, Okla., to Joseph and Lillian Worth. Harold came to Salem in the early 1950s. He married Wanda Slaughter and they were married for 30 years. ...

'Kenzie' MacKenzie Noel Lyman

Crooked River Ranch, formerly of Dallas

“Kenzie” Mackenzie Noel Lyman, 21, died Feb. 26 with her best friend and love of her life, Bailee Ray Candello-Southwick. She was born in Dallas to Joel Rene’ and Krista Kathleen Luker Lyman. She graduated from South Salem High School ...

Bailee Ray Candello-Southwick

Crooked River Ranch, formerly of Dallas

Bailee Ray Candello-Southwick, 18, died Feb. 26. He was born in Dallas to Gable Ray Southwick and Deidre Marie Candello. Bailee was always an adventurous, living-on-the-edge-kind of young man as he loved to raft down the Santiam River, snowboard and ...

Dana Wade Smith

Dallas

Dana, 60, passed away peacefully February 26th, surrounded by family and friends. He was born June 20, 1955, in Lancaster, California. Dana resided in Dallas, attended Dallas High School and worked on the family farm/ roofing business. Dana Married Sara ...

Retta Nadine Brown Allister Morrison

Springfield

Retta Nadine Brown Allister Morrison, 102, of Springfield, died March 2. She was born to William H. and Jennie Gertrude Brown on her great-grandfather’s donation land claim, just north of Dallas. Her family dates back to Oregon Trail pioneers. Retta ...

Wayne Alvin Gann

West Salem

Wayne Alvin Gann, 80, of West Salem, died Friday in West Salem. He was born in a log cabin in Colcord, Okla. Wayne served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1954 to 1956, and then graduated from San Francisco State ...

Mack Martin McConnell

Dallas

Mack Martin McConnell, 80, of Dallas died Feb. 29 in Dallas. He was born near Council Grove, Kan., to Sidney McConnell and Viola Litke McConnell, He spent a portion of his young life in the Wren area where he was ...

Brownie Hannah Fausset

Dallas

Brownie Hannah Fausset, 95, longtime Dallas resident died Feb. 25 in Salem. She was born in Bristow, Okla., to Charlie and Mattie Ryder Flint. She married Howard Fausset on July 19, 1941, in Adair, Okla., and they moved to Dallas ...

Karen Mary Barnard

Dallas

Karen Mary Barnard, 63, of Dallas died Feb. 23 in Dallas. She was born in Portland to Henry and Mary Dinges. Karen was raised on a farm in Woodburn. She was the May Day Queen and graduated from Woodburn High ...

Beverly 'Bev' Jean Mathews

Independence, formerly of Hood River

Our beloved mom, Beverly Jean Mathews (Bev) passed away peacefully on March 6, 2016 surrounded by family at her daughter's home in Independence, Ore. She was 85 at the time of her passing. Beverly was diagnosed with lung cancer in ...

Norma G. Trowbridge

Sheridan

Norma G. Trowbridge, 82, of Sheridan died March 7. She was born in Buell, just outside of Dallas, to John and Ruth Rose (Swearingen). The town of Valsetz held a special place in her heart. While her dad taught school ...

Willard 'Bill' Diehm

Falls City

Willard “Bill” David Diehm, 91, of Falls City died March 7 in Salem. He was born in Dallas to Peter and Lena Diehm. Bill grew up in Dallas and, with the consent of his father, enlisted in the Navy at ...

Lyle Birkey

Lyle Birkey, 89, of Sumner, Wash., formerly of Dallas, died March 4. He was born in Fisher, Ill., to Joel L. and Mabel E. Birkey. Lyle spent most of his early life in Central Illinois with his farming family. He ...

Emerson Lafayette Nutter

Monmouth

Emerson Lafayette Nutter, 80, of Monmouth, died Feb. 27 in Salem. He was born in Kahoka, Mo., but spent most of his young life in Modesto, Calif. He graduated from Modesto High School in 1953 and joined the military shortly ...

Barbara Ann Gorman

Yuma, Ariz.

Barbara Ann Gorman, 72, of Yuma, Ariz., died Feb. 26. She was born in Dallas to Clarence and Norma Thomas. After graduating from Central High School, she worked as an IV therapist at Salem Hospital until her retirement in 2006. ...

Suzan Marie Tucker-Sarver

Dallas

Suzan “Suzy” Marie Tucker-Sarver, 55, of Dallas died March 3 in Dallas. She went to Yamhill-Carlton High School and worked in the restaurant business and later in landscaping maintenance in Washington state. Suzy settled in McMinnville and Dallas after her ...

Elaine Sarah Meyer Pope

Aumsville

Elaine Sarah Meyer Pope left her temporary life behind and began eternal life with her Savior on February 26, 2016 at the age of 93. The youngest of two daughters born to Louis Leo and Sarah Emma (Foster) Meyer, Elaine ...

Victor Carl Black

Dallas

VICTOR CARL BLACK, 99, a resident of Dallas died Wednesday, March 9, 2016. He was born on September 30, 1916 the son of Roy and Pearl Black. Carl lived in Dallas all 99 years except for duty in the Army ...

Jean Louise Countryman Smith

Forest Grover, longtime Monmouth resident

Jean Louise Countryman Smith, 97, died March 7 in Forest Grove. Jean was born on her parents’ farm near Ontario. She described herself as a carefree kid who was encouraged to roam independently around the farm and countryside on her ...

Ralph Weston

Monmouth

Ralph Weston, 77, of Monmouth, died March 15 in Monmouth. He was born in Hot Springs, Ark., to Oscar Horace and Opal Ella Lee (Mathews) Weston. Ralph graduated from Central High School in 1958. He married Martha Dell Palmer in ...

Claire Marie Angers

Monmouth

Claire Marie Angers, 60, of Monmouth, died March 15 in Monmouth of cancer. She was born in Lewiston, Maine. Claire graduated from Lewiston (Maine) High School in 1974. She earned higher education degrees from Central Maine Vocational, Pitt Technical, University ...

Michael A. Moran

Salem, formerly of Monmouth

Michael “Mike” Moran, 47, of Salem, died March 17 in Salem after a brief battle with Stage 4 Adenocarcinoma of the lung. He was born in Eugene to Denis and Grieke Moran. Mike grew up in Monmouth, where he graduated ...

Viola Inez May

Salem, formerly of Dallas

Viola Inez May, 98, of Salem, formerly of Dallas, died March 14 in Salem. She was born near Armour, S.D. She moved with her parents to Salem in 1932, and graduated from Salem High School. She lived in Salem for ...

Earnest Jerral Brown

Monmouth

Earnest Jerral Brown Jan. 17, 1946 – March 20, 2016 Earnest Jerral Brown “Jerry,” 70, of Monmouth, died March 20 after a courageous nine-month battle with lung cancer in Monmouth. He was born to Frank and Connie Brown. In 1948, ...

Patricia Blanton

Dallas

Patricia Blanton May 19, 1931 – March 11, 2016 Patricia Blanton, 84, of Dallas, died March 11. She was born in Cottage Grove to Glenn and Lillian (Eastman) Miller. Patricia grew up and attended early education in Cottage Grove where, ...

Myrtle Evelyn Barker

Dallas

July 10, 1917 – March 21, 2016 Myrtle Evelyn Barker, 98, of Dallas, died March 21. She was born in Shafer, Minn. When she was 11 months old her family moved to Saskatchewan, Canada, and farmed. Myrtle moved to Hillsboro ...

Jim Johnstone

Falls City

Feb. 17, 1960 – March 22, 2016 Jim “J.J.” Johnstone, 56, of Falls City, died March 22 in Salem from a massive aneurism. He and his family have lived in Falls City for more than 30 years. Jim was born ...

Norman Lester Boyd

Dallas

May 2, 1926 – March 25, 2016 Elder Norman Lester Boyd, 89, of Dallas, died Friday. He was born to Harley and Emma (Cover) Boyd in Modesto, Calif. Norman grew up on a farm in Modesto doing chores of feeding ...

Dwight Kennel

Nov. 7, 1947 – March 23, 2016 Dwight Kennel, 68, of Monmouth, died March 23 in Monmouth. He was born in Albany to Earl W. and Berneice Kennel. Dwight spent his childhood in Albany with his siblings and learned the ...

David Arthur Holmes

Spokane, Wash.

DAVID ARTHUR HOLMES March 8, 1927 - February 24, 2016 David Holmes passed away peacefully in Spokane, Washington on February 24, 2016. He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Eileen on July 29, 2015. David was ...

Lloyd Randolph Massey

LLOYD RANDOLPH MASSEY Sept. 28, 1987 - March 11, 2016 Lloyd is one of 14 children of Charles "Randy" Massey and Vicki (Black) Massey. Grandparents are Carl and Melba Black of Dallas. (Both deceased.). Lloyd died after being hit by ...

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