Obituaries for November 2016

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Gordon Clarke

Gordon Clarke, most recently of Phoenix, Ariz., passed away Sept. 1, 2016. He was 93 years old. Gordon and his wife Virginia moved to Oregon in 1950, where he had accepted a teaching position at Eastern Oregon College in La ...

Elva Buhler Shorack

1925 – 2016 Almost 91 years ago, Elva Buhler Shorack was born to Cornelius and Martha Buhler on what is now her family’s Century Farm in the community of Salt Creek, Oregon. She was the fourth of seven children who ...

Kenneth Herman Kahler

Kenneth Herman Kahler, 88, of Dallas, died Oct. 26, at his home. He is survived by his wife, Betty Kahler, of Dallas; daughter, Roxanna (Dennis) Buchholz, of Dallas; sons, Bradley (Diane) Kahler, of Crescent Lake, and Bruce (Kris) Kahler, of ...

Irene Mikkelson Chipps

Irene Mikkelson Chipps left us on Oct. 27, 2016. Born Feb. 24, 1926, in Windham, Mont., to Albie and Clifford Mikkelson, she spent her childhood in Montana. Irene moved with family to Dallas, Oregon, in 1941, where she graduated from ...

Jules A. Hill

Jules A. Hill, a resident of Dallas, Oregon died on Saturday. He was born on April 17, 1935, in Dayton to Gordon and Phyllis Rash Hill. Jules attended schools at Grand Island and Dayton. He attended his freshman and sophomore ...

Karen Kay Bitikofer

Karen Kay Bitikofer, a resident of Dallas, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, Nov. 1, in Salem Hospital. Karen was born on Nov. 4, 1945, in McMinnville, the daughter of Harold and Fay Weigel Jordan. The family moved to a Ranch at ...

Lynda Carrol Johnson

Lynda Carrol Johnson, formerly Hedrick and originally Werline, died Oct. 21, 2016. Lynda disliked veal, needlessly complex questions, and obituaries that omitted the cause of death. She loved nature, her dog, and obituaries that were funny. Having expected to die ...

Carl Edward Newsom

Carl Edward Newsom, 75, of Dallas, died on Oct. 31 at Salem Hospital. He was born on April 11, 1941, in Biscuit, Ky., to Bert and Ray Newsom. At Carl’s request, no services will be held. Private interment will be ...

Jeanne Shelton

Jeanne Shelton, 86, of Dallas, died on Aug. 19, 2016. She was born in Pedee to Katherine (Lacey) and James Siddall. The family will hold a celebration of her life on Nov. 20 from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at the ...

Mary Eason

Mary Eason, 89, of Dallas, died Saturday at the Dallas Retirement Village. She was born in Los Angeles. She is survived by a daughter Deborah Burnham, of Dallas. Services are pending with the Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center. To leave an ...

Larry Lester

Larry Lester passed away on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, at his home after a long battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his family and his wife of 61 years, Deloris. Larry was born to Stanley and Vivian Lester on ...

Larry Daniel Southwick

Larry Southwick of Brookings passed away Nov. 3, 2016. He was 78 years old. Larry was born March 21, 1938, in Crofton, Neb., to Herbert and Martha Southwick. He loved the sunshine the great outdoors and was an excellent gardener. ...

Othy T. Sullenger

Othy T. Sullenger went home to be with the Lord on Oct. 21. He was born to Charles and Lahoma Sullenger. Othy grew up in Dallas and joined the Navy in 1960. He became an auto body repairman. He decided ...

Jamie Lee Souter

Jamie Lee Souter, 57, of Dallas, died on Nov. 7. He is survived by his father, Jim Souter; and brothers, Guy Souter and Rob Souter.

Ronald Lynn Ossenkop

Ronald Lynn Ossenkop, 47, of Monmouth, died Nov. 6 at Salem Hospital. He was born in Emmett, Idaho, to Carl and Sherrill Abercrombie. Ronald’s life will be celebrated privately at a later date. Farnstrom Mortuary handled arrangements. Memories and condolences ...

Jean Davids

Jean Davids, 89, of Dallas, died Thursday in the Dallas Retirement Village. She is survived by husband, Hank, of Dallas; daughter, Shirley (Chuck) Blackman, of Dallas, and Susan (Russ) Bergerson, of Washougal, Wash.; along with nine grandchildren: and 19 great-grandchildren; ...

Zita Andrea Locke

Zita Andrea Locke, 90, died on Nov. 9 in Salem. She is survived by husband of 70 years, James L. Locke Sr., of Salem; and son, James L. Locke Jr. (Nancy), of Burlingame, Calif.; and extended family. She was preceded ...

Maria Elida Villa

Maria E. Villa, 82, died on Nov. 3. She is survived by sons, Jose Gloria and Mano Villa; daughters, Marisela Glona, Letty Villa, Elsa M., Rose S., Monica Villa; and nine grandchildren. Viewing will be on Thursday from 4 to ...

Michael Anthony Nelson-Cedillo

Michael Anthony Nelson-Cedillo, 29, died on Nov. 18 from injuries sustained in a traffic accident. He was born in Salem to Randy Nelson and Terri Cedillo. A viewing will be held Wednesday, Nov. 23, from 3 to 8 p.m. at ...

Kenneth M. Walker

Kenneth Walker, 95, was born March 30, 1921, in Blaine, a tiny town in Tillamook County. He grew up in Pleasant Valley, graduating from Tillamook High School. From his father, Alex Walker, he developed a keen interest in natural history. ...

Mary Adalyn Campbell Eason

Mary Adalyn Campbell Eason, 89, died Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016. She was born on Nov. 26, 1926, in Los Angeles, the daughter of William Campbell and Fay Raulston Campbell. She attended school in Los Angeles, graduating from Los Angeles High ...

Eunice Logan

Eunice Logan, 63, passed away Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016. Born in Alaska and later raised in Oregon, she was the daughter of Gene and Lillian Elliot. Eunice is survived by her husband Boone, whom she met when both were students ...

Phillip Freeman Green

Phillip Freeman Green, our beloved son, husband, father, brother, grandfather, and friend, passed away unexpectedly while snorkeling and spearfishing on a family vacation in Hawaii, island of Maui, on Monday, Nov. 14, 2016. Phil was born on Sept. 23, 1955, ...

Dorothy F. (Ames) Wooden

Dorothy F. (Ames) Wooden 96, of Dallas, died Nov. 20, 2016. She was born in Black Rock to Byron and Edna (Turner) Ames on March 31, 1920, and grew up in Falls City. Dorothy married Wendell Wooden in 1937, and ...

Jim DeVault

Jim DeVault, 75, of Dallas, was born in Coos County. He passed away peacefully at his home with family by his side. Jim and Sue were married Oct. 29, 1965, and just celebrated their 51st anniversary. He was a loving ...

Diane Eller Evenson

Diane was born in Merced, Calif., to Ed and Shirley Eller. She grew up in the Bay Area and Sacramento. She graduated from high school and business college in Sacramento, and worked as a legal secretary in Sacramento. Diane married ...

Sally Comstock

Sally Comstock, 76, of Monmouth, died at her home Nov. 12. She was born in Dallas. She is survived by husband, Ronald E. Comstock, of Monmouth; daughters, Danielle (Mark) Overman, of Monmouth, and Lisa (Mike) Formhals, of Hastings, Iowa; sons, ...

Alfred ‘Fred’ Lewis Zwirner Jr.

Alfred “Fred” Lewis Zwirner Jr., 83, of Dallas, died at his home Nov. 16. He is survived by wife Rocio, of Dallas; daughters, Tammy Hynson, of Pittsburgh, Penn., Terri Yancey, of Atlanta, Ga., and Galit Zwirner, of Oregon; sons, Steve ...

Sara Brown

Sara L. Brown-Serry, a resident of Falls City, died on Saturday, Nov. 26, in a motor vehicle accident south of Monmouth. Sara was born on January 24, 1992, in Dallas, the daughter of Russ and Eileen Brown. Sara grew up ...

Jim DeVault

Sept. 1941 – Nov. 2016 Jim DeVault, 75, of Dallas, was born in Coos County. He passed away peacefully at his home with family by his side. Jim and Sue were married Oct. 29, 1965, and just celebrated their 51st ...

Robert Gene Ogan

Robert Gene Ogan passed away Tuesday, Nov. 22 at his Monmouth home, surrounded by family. He was 88. Bob was born in 1928 in Creston, Neb. Bob grew up on the family farm as the youngest of seven children. He ...

Joanne Elise Potter

Joanne Elise Potter, 50, of Falls City, died Nov. 27. She is survived by her mother Hazel Potter; brother, Jim Potter; sister Jackie Kroeker (Mike); daughter Jennifer Scott; and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father James ...

Death Notice

Arturo James Franco

June 29, 1980 – Sept. 18, 2016 Arturo “Jimmy” James Franco, 36, of Dallas, died because of cancer in Bellingham, Wash., on Sept. 18. Military service with full honors to be held on Friday, Nov. 11, at 9 a.m. at ...

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