Obituaries

Jeri Brownell

Jeri Brownell passed on March 31, 2018, in Corvallis. She was 87. She was born on Sept. 27, 1930, in Indianola, Nebraska, to her parents, Wayne and Cleo Nelms. She married Robert (Brownie) Brownell in 1947. They moved to Corvallis ...

Florence Elizabeth Nelson

Florence Elizabeth Nelson, at the age of 95, peacefully passed away on Thursday, April 12, 2018, in Dallas, Oregon, where she has lived since 1945. She was born in Geddes, South Dakota, to Arthur and Ella (Halva) Stapleton on Oct. ...

Kermit Allen Bail Sr.

Kermit A. Bail Sr., of Dallas, passed away in his home surrounded by family on April 9, 2018, at the age of 78. Kermit was born in Bertha, Minn., to Morris and Caroline Bail (Thompson). He is preceded in death ...

Alice (Welk) McDonald

Alice (Welk) McDonald, 86, wife of Lee McDonald, passed away Wednesday, March 28, in Oklahoma City, while visiting friends. She was born in Portland to Retired Marine Sgt. George Welk and Elizabeth Welk. She was a fifth-generation Oregonian and loved ...

Paul G. Crace

Private family service will be held at a later date. Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center.

Barbara Gidley

Barbara Mary Gidley, 71, of Monmouth, passed away March 7 after a short bout with cancer. Barbara was born Dec. 17, 1946, to Chuck and Betty (Keene) Gidley in Toledo. She graduated from Waldport High School in 1965 and attended ...

Vivian Christine (Burbank) Blankenbaker

Vivian Christine (Burbank) Blankenbaker, of Dallas, died April 7, 2018, as a result of Alzheimer’s. She was born Dec. 17, 1926, in Pedee, to O.N. “Doc” and Laura (Davis) Burbank. Vivian was the first of five children raised in Pedee. ...

Barbara Gail Walter

Barbara Gail Walter passed away on the morning of March 29, 2018, in Salem. She was born Oct. 26, 1947, to Raymond and Nora Viall at Mount Zion Hospital in San Francisco. Years later, the family moved to San Jose, ...

Lauren Peterson Chilson

Lauren Chilson died in Salem on March 28. She was 63. Lauren was born in Coos Bay, third child of Bert Peterson and Virginia Thompson Peterson. She showed an early talent for music, art, and imagination. Lauren graduated from Central ...

Dennis Bouchard

Dennis Bouchard, 64, of Dallas, died on March 31. No services will be held at the request of family. Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center is caring for the family.

Leisa Ann Stewart

Leisa Ann Stewart, 52, of Seattle and formerly of Dallas, died April 4. She is survived by her husband Mark Jacobs; children, Logan (Bailey) Stewart, Madison (Nathan) Collingham and Sophia (Justin) Storm; four grandchildren; mother Janet Loerts; father and stepmother ...

Lester Ward Martin

Lester Ward Martin was born Nov. 15, 1941, to James and Mabel Martin in Falls City. He died in his home with the love of family surrounding him. He is survived by his wife, Sharon Martin; and his six children, ...

Jerry Lee Borden

Jerry Lee Borden, of Dallas, passed away at Salem Hospital on April 5 at the age of 77. He was born Sept. 13, 1940, in Junction City, to Jessie and Margaret Borden. A celebration of life is being planned. Interment ...

Katherine May King Todd

Kathy Todd was born in Nora, Nebraska, the daughter of Carl and Nettie (Probasco) King. Her family moved to Oregon when she was 12 years old. They settled in Monmouth then Independence. She attended both elementary schools and graduated from ...

Gordon McFeters

Dr. Gordon McFeters died on Sunday, March 4, 2018, in Dallas, at the age of 78. Gordon is survived by his wife, Lois; son Michael (Diana); two grandsons, Nicholas and Nathan; his brother Don (Mary), from Boring; and his sister ...

Maurine Margery Auer

Maurine Auer, of Monmouth, passed away March 17, 2018, at the age of 94. She was born in Etna, N.C., in 1923, to Hobart and Maude Wells. When Maurine was 10, the family moved to the Wells family farm in ...

Linda Jo Younk (Creekmore)

Linda Jo Younk (Creekmore) — wife, mother, aunt, grandmother, great-grandmother, avid reader and flower gardener — passed away on Thursday, March 29, 2018. She was 63. Linda was born in Corvallis on March 25, 1955, to Johnnie and Joann Cox, ...

Ronald Blakely

Ronald Blakely, of Dallas, died March 19, 2018, at the age of 69. He was born July 8, 1948, in Gresham, to Kenneth and Mariam (McKay) Blakely. Ron was a military veteran. He married Dee Dee Limbaugh in August of ...

Jason Lee Littleton

Jason Lee Littleton, 57, of Falls City, died March 26. He was born on March 18, 1961, in Salem. Survivors include five children, 11 grandchildren, and nine siblings. A service will be held at a later date.

Marti Lee Self

Marti Lee Self, 68, died March 29 at the Dallas Retirement Village in Dallas. She is survived by daughter Lori Fall, of Independence; son Larry Nicholl, of Dallas; sister Penelope “Penny” Hansen, of Salem, Utah; along with five grandchildren. She ...

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