Obituaries for October 2017

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Jamie Leigh Esquer

Jamie Leigh Esquer, 58, a resident of Dallas, died Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, at her home. She was born on June 4, 1959, in Santa Rosa, Calif., the daughter of James and Katherine Louise Markham Gardner. She was schooled in ...

Dave Hickman

Dave was born Dec. 11, 1942, in Salem, to Vernon and Margaret Hickman (both deceased). He worked as a management consultant with retail paper industry. Dave is survived by his wife of 49 years, Karen; son Sean (Dawn); daughter Shannon; ...

Nancy Ann Lenon

Nancy Ann Lenon, of Dallas, died on Sept. 12, 2017, at the age of 76. She was born in Elmhurst, Ill., on July 24, 1941, to Anton and Viola (Vetter) Sobolik. Nancy grew up in Elmhurst on Geneva Avenue and ...

Jacob Allen Bailey

Jacob Allen Bailey, 24, a resident of Dallas, died Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, as a result of injuries from a car accident. He was born on Sept. 9, 1993, in Salem, the son of Jay Allen and Danette Lynn Buchholz ...

Jamie Leigh Esquer

Jamie Leigh Esquer, 58, a resident of Dallas, died Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, at her home. She was born on June 4, 1959, in Santa Rosa, Calif., the daughter of James and Katherine Louise Markham Gardner. She was schooled in ...

Michael Lee Kroeker

Michael Lee Kroeker, a resident of Dallas, died on Monday, Sept. 25. Mike was born on Dec. 28, 1950, in Dallas, the son of Lee and Verda Kroeker. Mike attended schools in Dallas and graduated from Dallas High School in ...

Louise Fink Tilgner Aebi

Louise Fink Tilgner Aebi, 101, a resident of Dallas, died Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017. She was born on Nov. 16, 1915, the daughter of Arthur Fink Sr. and Louise Zorn while vacationing in Pasadena, Calif. Their home was here in ...

Cecelia Elvria Hutchison

No services scheduled at this time. Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

Katherine Overstreet

Katherine Overstreet, 84, of Dallas, died Oct. 7, 2017. She is survived by her husband, Stephen H. Overstreet, whom she married on June 14, 1965, in Abeedeen, S.D.; son Stephen Harold Gregory Overstreet, of Sequim, Wash.; and daughter April Ann ...

Eric C. Jones

A celebration of Eric’s life will be held at a later date. Assisting the family is Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service.

Jacinto Pachuca-Cardona

Jacinto Pachuca-Cardona, 69, of Independence, died Oct. 5, 2017. Farnstrom Mortuary is handling arrangements.

Jerris Marie Vaslev

Jerris Marie Vaslev passed away on Sept. 23, 2017. She was born June 21, 1950, to Gerald and Virginia Parrish in McMinnville. Jerris graduated from Newberg High School in 1968. She worked as an insurance agent at Steineff Insurance until ...

Ruthanne Gillett

Ruthanne Gillett, 62, a resident of Dallas, passed away with her husband by her side after a year-long battle with liver cancer Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. On Feb. 10, 1973, Ruthanne married the love of her life Marvin Ross. She ...

Brian LeRoy Meyer

Brian grew up on Storybook Farm in Falls City and graduated from Falls City High School. He was living in Port Angeles, Wash., and working for TLC Construction building logging roads and maintaining the company’s equipment. Brian is survived by ...

Jeremy Colley

Jeremy Colley, 24, lifelong resident of Dallas, passed away Sept. 15, 2017, in Dallas. Jeremy was preceded in death by his grandfathers Clifford C. Colley, Frank Armstrong, and Lawrence Teal; and aunt Sheila Rae Colley. Jeremy is survived by his ...

Wanda Thiessen

Wanda Thiessen, 81, of Dallas, died Oct. 9. Services are pending. Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center is caring for the family.

Katherine Gregory Overstreet

Katherine Overstreet, 84, of Salem, died Oct. 7, 2017. Katherine was born April 9, 1933, in Oklahoma City. Daughter of Norman H. and Katherine Wilson Gregory, she grew up on several Indian reservations, including Pine Ridge, S.D., as her parents ...

Tamera Laurie Jones

Tamera Laurie Jones, 59, a resident of Keizer, died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, at Salem Health Hospital after a 10-month battle with lung cancer. She was born Aug. 7, 1958, in Myrtle Point, the daughter of Brooks and Sandra Wagner ...

Gale Carruthers

On Oct. 2, 2017, Gale Carruthers left this world to be with Betty, the love of his life, his wife of 54 years, who departed in 2011. Gale leaves three children, nine grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren. Gale was born April ...

Nick Richard Jones

“They saw you getting tired, and a cure was not to be. So he put his arms around you and whispered, ‘come with me.’ With tearful eyes we watched you slowly fade away. Although we loved you dearly, we would ...

Wanda Jean Thiessen

Wanda Jean Thiessen passed into the arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Oct. 9, 2017. Wanda was born to William and Nettie Martens on Sept. 29, 1936, in Lustre, Mont. About two years later, the family moved ...

Bryce Rautio

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, at First Baptist Church in Dallas. Viewing will be on Thursday and Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. at Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center, who is caring for the family. ...

Vivian Dyck Schellenberg

Vivian Dyck Schellenberg, a resident of Dallas died on Sunday, Oct. 22 in Salem. She was born on April 3, 1923 in Dallas, the daughter of Isaak and Adaline Hiebenthal Dyck. Vivian attended Zion Mennonite Church, which was started by ...

Timothy Alexander Elizondo

Timothy Alexander Elizondo of Dallas, Oregon died Oct. 7, 2017 in Lincoln City at the age of 32. To be obsessed is to be misunderstood and what some saw as an irrational preoccupation with his craft, we saw as the ...

James Vernon Price

James Vernon Price, 86, a resident of Dallas, died peacefully and in comfort of the Dallas Retirement Village Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017. He was born on Dec. 8, 1930 in Cherokee, Okla., the son of Joseph Vernon and Margaret Leola ...

James Edward Potter Jr.

James Edward “Jim” Potter Jr., a resident of Dallas, died on Friday. Jim was born on Sept. 21, 1950 in Broken Arrow, Okla., the son of James and Hazel Potter. He is survived by his mother, Hazel Potter of Dallas, ...

Dorothea Emilie Mayer Ames

Dorothea “Dot” Emilie Mayer Ames, 90, a resident of Dallas died Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. She was born on Dec. 9, 1926 in Eastern Township of Ottertail County, Minn. to Adolf and Ida Mayer. After WWII ended, Dot married Homer ...

Nick Martens

Nick (Nicholus) Martens passed away Oct. 17, 2017 at 99 years of age. A resident of Dallas since 1936, Nick lived his last nine years at the Dallas Retirement Village where he passed peacefully in his sleep. Nick was born ...

Wanda Ortman

Wanda Ortman, 96, died on Tuesday, Oct. 10. She is survived by sons John (Lori), of El Sobrante, Calif., and Bob (Peggy) of Dallas; daughter-in-law Gisela Burk, of Pinole, Calif.; and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her ...

Virgil L. Carlson

Virgil L. Carlson, of Siletz, died Oct. 15, 2017, at the age of 89. He was born in Alliance, Neb., on Oct. 28, 1927, to Eric and Etta (Simpson) Carlson. He married Barbara Coslet in 1948; she died in 1995. ...

Geraldine Rae Melton

Geraldine Rae Melton was born August 8, 1924 in Wallowa, Oregon to Harry and Pearl Coleman. She passed away on Oct. 22, 2017 at the age of 93. Viewing will be Thursday, November 2, 10 a.m. to noon at Farnstrom ...

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