Obituaries

Homer Dale Long

Homer Dale “Luke” Long, 89, died July 23, 2018, in Independence. He passed away peacefully after suffering a debilitating stroke a week earlier. Homer was born on Jan. 14, 1929, in Coalfield, Iowa. He was the fourth child and the ...

Phillip A. Sacco

Phil, a resident of Dallas, was born in Riverside, New Jersey, to Peter and Mary Peak Sacco. He had two half-brothers and two half-sisters, all much older than him, and now deceased. After high school Phil enlisted in the Coast ...

Jason W. Paul

Jason W. Paul, of McMinnville, passed away in an automobile accident near Bakersfield, California, on Oct. 10, 2018. Services will be held Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, at 11 a.m. at Baker Creek Community Church, McMinnville. Macy and Son Funeral Directors ...

Cameron Johnson

Memorial service Friday; Oct. 12 at 4 p.m., Salem First Baptist Church, Salem. Services are being handled by Farnstrom Mortuary.

Charles Howell

Funeral Service will be 1 p.m.; Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, in the chapel at Farnstrom Mortuary in Independence, OR. Interment in Fir Crest Cemetery Monmouth.

Maria Magdalena Barba

Maria Magdalena Barba, of Independence, passed away from cancer at the age of 68 on Oct. 10, surrounded by her family in her home. She was born on June 20, 1950, in Edingburg, Texas, to Guadalupe and Paula Alvarez. Maria ...

Toni L. Anderson

Toni lost her battle with lung cancer on Oct. 3, 2018. She was born on March 16, 1958, to Eveyln Marie and Fredrick Stephan Swartout in Brainerd, Minnesota. Toni’s sisters Betty (Norman) Johnson, of Brainerd, Eileen Swartout, of Waterloo, Iowa, ...

Albert Walker

Albert Walker, of Dallas, died on Oct. 2. He was born on Aug. 9, 1928, in Dallas. Funeral services will be Oct. 14 at 1 p.m. at Bollman Funeral Home, 694 Main St., in Dallas. Private interment will be in ...

William E. Domes

On Thursday, Oct. 4, William (Bill) Domes changed his earthly address to a heavenly home prepared for him by his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Bill was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma eight years ago, fighting a good fight with his ...

Rover Dwight Harms

Roger was the second of four children born to Ervin E. Harms and Mary G. Harms. He was born in Dallas on Feb. 4, 1942, and his life ended in Arizona on Sept. 18, 2018. Roger graduated from Dallas High ...

Erma Sunshine Ferguson

Erma passed away in Warrenton on Sept. 27 at the age of 93. She was born close to Falls City on Nov. 6, 1923, to William and Belle Teal. She lived there until she attended elementary and high school in ...

Larry Will

Larry “Tobe” Will, a resident of Dallas, died on Friday, Oct. 5, in Salem Hospital. He was born on April 1, 1934, in Ogden, Iowa, the son of Shelby and Delia Will. The family came to Oregon by train when ...

Theodore J. Bennett

Theodore J. Bennett, of Independence, passed away in Salem Hospital on Sept. 13, 2018, at the age of 93. He was born on Feb. 15, 1925, to Rosa (Griebel) and Earp W. Bennett in Scott City, Kansas. Ted married Cora ...

Doris Marie Huff

Doris Marie Huff, 81, a resident of Independence, passed peacefully Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, with her family by her side. She was born Aug. 17, 1937, in North Bend, to Sterling and Hallie Doyle. She and her sister Betty were ...

Gene C. Cooper

Gene C. Cooper, 82, of Cottage Grove, died Sept. 21. A celebration of life is planned will be at 1 p.m. on Nov. 3 at the VFW, Post 3473, 3160 Hillside Drive, Cottage Grove, OR 97424. Arrangements by Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral ...

Julie Illona (Rea ) Carpenter

Julie Illona (Rea) Carpenter, 75, a resident of Dallas, died Sept. 14, 2018, at the Edward F. Tokarski Hospice Home, Salem. Her husband, Bill, was at her side. She had been suffering from a long battle with cancer diagnosed in ...

Billie Ray Stagg Sr.

Billie Ray Staggs Sr., 88, of Monmouth, died Sept. 27, 2018. He is survived by his wife Betty, of Monmouth; stepson Michael (Deborah) James Weston and Billie (Catherine) Ray Staggs Jr.; along with six grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. ...

William “Bill” Petrovic

William “Bill” Petrovic, a resident of Dallas, passed away on Sept. 24, in McMinnville. Bill was born on April 4, 1933, in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of William and Mildred Petrovic. Bill was raised in Cleveland and he served in ...

Mary Sorenson

Mary Sorenson died peacefully at home on Sept. 28 in Salem at the age of 73. Mary is survived by her husband, Richard; children, David Sorenson and Lisa Toney; grandchildren, Bastian Sorenson and Daniel Toney. Mary is preceded in death ...

April (Anderson) Ayala

April Ayala, of Dallas, died Sept. 8 in Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis after suffering health issues including lung and heart problems. April was born in Spearfish, South Dakota, to Virgil and Gladys (Collins) Anderson. She was the ninth of ...

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