Obituaries for November 2017

Obituary

Geraldine Rae Melton

Geraldine Rae Melton “Geri,” of Monmouth, passed away Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, at the age of 93. Geri was born in Wallowa on Aug. 8, 1924, to Harry and Pearl (McGinnis) Coleman. Geri attended school in Wallowa and graduated in ...

Wanda Ortman

Wanda Ortman, 96, went peacefully Tuesday, Oct. 10, to meet her Lord and Saviour. She was born on March 25, 1921, to Carl E. and Ethel Glover Curry in Los Angeles, she was the youngest of five children. She married ...

Charles D. Myers Jr.

Charles D. “Charlie” Myers Jr., a resident of Dallas, died on Tuesday, Oct. 24. He was born on Sept. 2, 1934, in Florence, Ariz., the son of Charles and Amparo Myers. Charlie attended Florence High School through his sophomore year. ...

Mary Eileen (Norton) Dutton

Mary Eileen (Norton) Dutton, of Dallas, passed away peacefully the morning of Oct. 11, 2017, at the age of 92. Her death was due to natural causes. Eileen, as she was known to family and friends, was born on Feb. ...

Michelle Cleaves

No services at her request. Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center is caring for the family. To share an online condolence, go to: www.dallastribute.com

Nichole Marie Taylor

Nichole Marie Taylor, 48, died on Oct. 22. She was born in Chula Vista, Calif. She is survived by husband Matthew Ray Taylor.

Gail Brees

A rosary will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov.13, with a memorial Mass to follow at 11 a.m. at St. Philips Catholic Church. Interment will be private. Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center is caring for the family.

Michele Marie (Hemenway) Wooster

Our beloved sister, mother, wife and friend fulfilled her earthly obligation in the early hours of Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, at the age of 66. Born in New Bedford, Mass., to Gilbert F. and Marie (Casey) Hemenway, the family relocated ...

Cecil Dare Dillard

Cecil Dare Dillard, age 74, departed this life on Oct. 31, 2017, in Mt. Shasta, Calif. Prior to moving to Mt. Shasta in 2006, he had been a longtime resident of Dallas. Cecil was born on Aug. 13, 1943, in ...

Glen Alvin Sweet

Glen Alvin Sweet passed away peacefully of natural causes on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, at his home in Beaverton. Glen was born to his parents Marguerite and Norman Sweet in Dover, Idaho, on Jan. 30, 1936. He graduated high school ...

Edie Hein

Edie Hein, 74, passed away peacefully at her home Friday, Nov. 3, of complications from Dementia. Edie is survived by her husband Don and their two adult children. Edie, born Edith Miriam Stanley in Portland in August of 1943, was ...

Tencha Maria Campbell

Tencha Maria Campbell March 10, 1923 – Oct. 26, 2017 Tencha Maria Campbell, of Dallas, passed away Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, at the age of 94. She lived an incredible life. In 1923, Hortensia “Tencha” Maria McCarthy de Zelaya was ...

Eren Emre Kilic

Eren Emre Kilic was a gift given to us on March 14, 1996. He was a natural at building super computers, fixing cellphones, laptops, and other electronics. He also enjoyed playing computer games and was studying computer science at Western ...

Patricia Celestine McDaniel

Patricia (Pat) Celestine McDaniel, 89, of Salem, formerly of Dallas, died on Nov. 8. She was born in Hastings, Neb., on Sept. 24, 1928. Pat is survived by two daughters, Cheryl Rogers, of Nampa, Idaho, and Judy Beasley-Tapp, of Aumsville; ...

Rodney Edward Reed

Rodney Edward Reed, 62, of Dallas, died Nov. 4 at his home. He is survived by his father and mother Edward A. and Donna J. Sohn Reed, of Willamina; brothers Mark Reed and Greg Reed; and sisters Marchell Osborn and ...

Larry Kenneth Byers

Aug. 22, 1952 – Nov. 10, 2017 Private services will be held at a later date. Farnstrom Mortuary is handling arrangements.

Lucille Taft

Lucille Katherine (Karels) Taft died in her Salem home on Nov. 6, 2017. She was 95. Lucille was born at home on Aug. 13, 1922, to George S. and Anna (Kelzer) Karels. Lucille was educated at St. Joseph’s school in ...

Art E. Leppin Jr.

Art E. Leppin Jr., 85, a resident of Dallas, died at Salem Hospital Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. He was born on April 1, 1932, in McCoy, the son of Arthur and Delores Leppin. Arthur was part of the Polk County ...

Donald Travis Thomen

Donald Travis Thomen died peacefully at home on Nov. 9, 2017. Don was born Feb. 5, 1936, to Harold Ordell Thomen and Florence Lucille Basim in Washington, D.C., at the Columbia Hospital for Women (The only way a male could ...

J.D. Johnson

J.D. Johnson, resident of Albany, passed away in his home on Nov. 8, 2017, at the age of 90. He was born May 27, 1927, in Tahlequah, Okla., to John and Jeanette Johnson into a family of seven siblings. He ...

Joyce Ione Baker

Joyce Ione Baker, age 72, passed away peacefully in her home in Dallas on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017. Born on Feb. 9, 1945, Joyce was the fourth of five children born to Esther and Vernon Baker in Barnesville, Minn. She ...

Marie Cole

Marie grew up on a dairy farm in Oregon City, the oldest of three siblings, and graduated from Canby High School. She attended Oregon College of Education for two years before meeting and marrying fellow student, Joe Lee Cole, a ...

Ann Marie Brown

Ann Marie Brown, a resident of Sweet Home formerly of Dallas, died on Saturday, Nov. 11, in Lebanon. Marie was born on March 24, 1936, in Independence, the fourth of nine children, to Jacob and Irene Wellman. She grew up ...

John David Purdom

Graduated from Willamina High School in 1972. He was employed as a driver from forklifts to log trucks. He enjoyed driving. He built several hot rods, but his health forced him to give that up. He loved music, going to ...

Twyla Mae Borrall

Born Dec. 26, 1923, in La Junta, Colo. Promoted to Heaven on Nov. 14, 2017, in Monmouth, in the presence of her family. She was a faithful Christ follower, a wonderful mother, an awesome grandmother, precious sister and aunt and ...

James M. Hodges

James Melvin (Jim) Hodges, of Chandler, Ariz., passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, of age-related causes. He was 86 years old. Jim was born on Nov. 12, 1931, in Crescent City, Calif., to Nellie Helen (Stewart) Hodges and Daniel ...

Calvin Ricky VanWinkle

Calvin Ricky VanWinkle, 63, a resident of Rickreall, died Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on Feb. 5, 1954, in Dallas, the son of Calvin A. and Madeline Hagar. Shortly after ...

Dixon Charles Phillips

Dixon Charles Phillips, of Dallas, died Nov. 14, 2017, at the age of 84. He was born in Seattle on Dec. 1, 1932, to Marion and Ethel (Little) Phillips. In 1951, Dixon joined the Air Force and attended the University ...

Jerry Walter Kluver

Jerry Walter Kluver died at age 63, Oct. 28, 2017. He passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family. He is survived by his mother Belle Kluver; brother Dan Kluver; sisters Teresa Kluver and Lois Summers; daughters Tammy Ghiai and Kara ...

Charles Dean Braziel

Charles “Chuck” Braziel passed away on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, at the age of 79, in Albany, with his family by his side. Chuck fought a strong battle against five different cancers during an eight-year period, succumbing to liver cancer. ...

Marianna Quiring

Marianna Quiring, 100, of Dallas, died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, at her home. A graveside service will begin at 1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 24, in the Dallas Cemetery. The Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center is caring for the family. www.dallastribute.com.

Gordon C. English Sr.

Gordon C. English Sr., 95, of Dallas, died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, in the Dallas Retirement Village. Viewing will be from 2 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 24, in the Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center. Funeral services will begin at ...

Robert Eugene Taylor

Robert “Bob” Eugene Taylor was born on Nov. 11, 1929, in San Pedro, Calif., and died peacefully in his home on Nov. 16, 2017, at the age of 88. In his last days, he was surrounded by family who he ...

Gordon Comstock English

Gordon Comstock English was born in Van Nuys, Calif., on Feb. 7, 1922, to Albert English and Theo Darling English. He attended Laurel Grade School, Bancroft Junior High, and Fairfax High School, where he graduated with the Winter Class of ...

Arthur Eugene Mosher

Arthur Mosher passed away on Nov. 21 in Portland. He was 95. Art was born in Hot Spring, S.D., in 1922. His family owned a dairy farm, and Art and his brothers and sister all helped out on the farm. ...

Dorothy Dell Starkey

Dorothy Dell Starkey, 90, of Dallas, died on Nov. 6 in the Dallas Retirement Village. Dorothy is survived by husband Les; sons Jerry, Doug and Kim; daughters-in-law Jeannie, Kyrie, Julie and Carla; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. A grandchild died ...

David Christopher McDonnell

David Christopher McDonnell, 55, of Keizer, died on Oct. 21, in Reno, Nev. David was born on Oct. 21, 1962, in Porterville, Calf., to John and Bessie (Shaw) McDonnell. He graduated from Central High School in 1981, in Independence. He ...

Kacey Suanne (Barker) Moore

Kacey Suanne (Barker) Moore died on Nov. 13. She lived in the Dallas area all her life. Private arrangements were handled by Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center.

Dorothy S. Wall

Dorothy S. Wall, 90, of Dallas, died Nov. 6 in the Dallas Retirement Village. A memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. on Nov. 30 in the Evangelical Bible Church. Private interment was in the Dallas Cemetery. The Dallas Mortuary ...

Geraldine Lurse Read

Geraldine Lurse Read, 63, of Rickreall, died Nov. 22 at her home. She was born on April 29, 1954, in Dallas, the daughter of William and Sylvina Anderson. She is survived by husband James “Jim” Edward Rea; sons Loren Martin ...

Marianna Elizabeth Peters Quiring

Marianna Elizabeth Peters Quiring died on Saturday November 18, 2017. Her husband preceded her in death on Mar 11, 1981. Her siblings also preceded her in death. She is survived by her children Julia D. Emblen (Dallas), Jay and Ruth ...

Jesse Lewis Haddon

Jesse Lewis Haddon passed away on Nov. 19, 2017, at the age of 86. He was born June 11, 1931, to John and Lydia Haddon in Densmore, Kan. Jesse graduated eighth grade in Independence. He married Viola Elliott in 1953 ...

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