Obituaries for October 2017

Obituary

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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