Obituaries for May 2016

Obituary

Carl August Koenig

Carl August Koenig, 90, of Dallas, died on May 21 in Dallas. He was born to John and Rosa Koenig in Lebanon and grew up in Gervais. He served in the Navy in World War II aboard the USS Makin ...

Evelyn Clare Ripplinger

Evelyn Clare Ripplinger, 91, of Dallas, died May 18 in the Dallas Retirement Village. She was born in Bellville, Kan., to Cecil and Goldie Thompson Carpenter. She was a member of St. Philip Catholic Church, and enjoyed swimming at the ...

Janet Darrene (Comstock) Leibrant

Janet (Comstock) Leibrant, 81, formerly of Monmouth, died May 4 at her home in Kingman, Ariz. She was born in Salem to Harold and Katrina (Staats) Comstock, of Monmouth, and graduated from Central High School in 1953. Janet served as ...

Patricia Avis Benjamin

Patricia Avis Benjamin, 88, of Dallas, died May 7. She was born in Sunderland, Vt., to Irving and Marjorie (Pike) Thompson. She married Howard Benjamin on Nov. 1, 1945. They moved to Torrance, Calif., with the Thompson family, and then ...

Ralph Paul Wetter

Ralph Paul Wetter, 76, formerly of Falls City, died on May 18 at Brookdale Senior Living/Alzheimer’s and Dementia, formerly known as Clare Bridge in Salem. He fought a brave, arduous battle against Alzheimer’s disease. He was born to Cora M. ...

Tara Kadell

Tara Kadell (Lytle), 30, of Dallas, died on May 15 in Monmouth. She was born in Dallas to Glenda Pruett and Bryan Lytle. Tara had much respect for nature and adored spending time outdoors gardening, looking for rocks, and being ...

Carl A. Koenig

Carl A. Koenig, 90, of Dallas, died on Saturday in Dallas. Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday at First Christian Church, 1079 SE Jefferson St., Dallas.

Merle William Hague

Memorial service for Merle William Hague will be at 3 p.m. on Tuesday at the Valley Life Center, Dallas. Visitation will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday and Friday at Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center. Interment will ...

Evelyn Clare Ripplinger

Evelyn Clare Ripplinger, 91, of Dallas, died May 18 in the Dallas Retirement Village. She was in Bellville, Kan., to Cecil and Goldie Thompson Carpenter. She was a member of the St. Philip Catholic Church, and enjoyed swimming at the ...

Roger Hall

Roger Hall, 64, died of cancer on May 3 in Vancouver, Wash. Roger was born in Klamath Falls to mother Nancy Hall. At age of 10, he moved to Ashland where he was well known for his athletic achievements. He ...

Frank Albert Arturi

Frank Albert Arturi, 84, formerly of Dallas, died Thursday in Salem. Frank was born in 1931 to Albert and Carmela Bernardo Arturi in Yonkers, N.Y. He served in the U.S. Air Force for three years and participated in the Korean ...

Carson Newton Culbertson

Carson “Kit” Newton Culbertson 84, of Corvallis, passed away at home on May 1, 2016. He was born September 11, 1931 at home in Hale, Missouri to parents Olen Ray Culbertson and Ina Lodge (Newton) Culbertson. On May 1, 2016, ...

Linda Mae Grizzle

Aug. 6, 1953 – May 6, 2016 Linda Mae Grizzle, 62, died on May 6. There are no services at this time. Farnstrom Mortuary handled arrangements.

Isabel Borja Hudson

Isabel (Becky) Borja Hudson, 70, of Keizer, died on May 5. Becky was born in Guam to Andres and Rufina Borja. She graduated from John F. Kennedy High School. She met and married Donald Hudson while living in Guam. They ...

Janet Darrene (Comstock) Leibrant

Janet (Comstock) Leibrant, 81, formerly of Monmouth, died May 4 at her home in Kingman, Ariz. She was born in Salem to Harold and Katrina (Staats) Comstock, of Monmouth, and graduated from Central High School in 1953. Janet served as ...

Alan Lyle McKee

1957 – May 12, 2016 Alan Lyle McKee, 59, died Thursday at home after a two-year battle with cancer. He was born in McMinnville to Alton Lyle and Ardith (Burbach) McKee. He was raised in Amity. Alan was an officer ...

Lucille Archer

Lucille Archer, 92, of Dallas, died Friday. She was born in Shattick, Okla. She grew up in Vancouver, Wash. She married James Archer in 1941, and moved to Carson, Wash., and then Stevenson, Wash. She was a member of the ...

David E. Hamm

David E. Hamm, 95, of Dallas, died April 9 in Dallas. He was born in Chicago to Henry D. Hamm and Susan Fast Hamm. David graduated from Dallas High School and went on to graduate from the Bible Institute of ...

Walter Gibson

Walter Gibson, 89, of Keizer, died April 5 in Woodburn. Walt was born in Oakland, Calif., to Lawrence and Ethel (Doolittle) Gibson. Walt went to school in Richmond, Calif. In 1943, Walt enlisted in the Navy, where he spent three ...

Robert Lee Boswell

June 14, 1931 – April 11, 2016 Robert Lee “Bob” Boswell, 84, of Dallas, died April 11. He was born to Harry and Elsie Wayburn Boswell in Maywood, Calif. The family moved to Compton, Calif. Robert graduated from Burbank High ...