Obituaries for March 2016

Obituary

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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