OBITUARIES 3.24.04

Obituary notices

Dorothy Louise Hartman Frick

Nov. 27, 1912 - March 16, 2004

Dorothy Louise Hartman Frick of Dallas, formerly of Torrance, Calif., died March 16 in Salem. She was 91.

She was born to Clarence and Cecile Morehead Hartman in Ft. Worth, Texas.

She married Adolph Henry "Cotton" Frick on July 3, 1935 in Kansas City, Mo.

She was an accountant for Boeing North America for many years, retiring in 1975.

She lived in Torrance from 1961 to 2000. She spent the next three years living in each of her three daughters' homes.

She was active in many church activities during her lifetime and enjoyed watching television services broadcast from the Crystal Cathedral.

She was on several bowling leagues at the Gable House while in Torrance and enjoyed playing Yahtzee and Pinochle.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Adolph Henry Frick on April 29, 1979.

Survivors include her daughters, Celia Bushfield of Al Hambra, Calif., Judith Pede of Nappanee, Ind., and Joyce Tiernan of Dallas; six grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Services were held March 23 at Hope Chapel, Forest Lawn Cypress Cemetery in Cypress, Calif.

Roland S. Clark

May 16, 1929 - March 9, 2004

Roland S. Clark died on March 9. He was 74.

He was born in Hartford, Conn., and was raised in rural Virginia. He moved to Oregon in 1954.

Nicknamed "Zero," he was a Army paratrooper and gliderman in World War II.

He spent 25 years in law enforcement as a city police officer, Oregon State Trooper and a Special Criminal Investigator of the State of Oregon Executive Department. He then spent more than 14 years as a legal investigator. During this time he devoted more than 28 years to the study and teaching of multi-system martial sciences.

Survivors include his wife, Betsy; children Brad and Scott, both of Salem and Sally of Dallas; sister, Debbie French of Eugene; six grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

A celebration of his life will be held from 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 3 at the Red Lion Inn on Market Street in Salem.

Contributions may be made to the Humane Society or a charity of choice.

Helen Josephine Riddell

Aug. 13, 1913 - March 14, 2004

Helen Josephine Riddell of Petaluma, Calif. died in Petlauma on March 14. She was 90.

She was born to Peter and Anna Berg in Bourne, Ore. and was raised in Toledo.

She attended college in Monmouth where she met Percy Riddell. They were married on Feb. 10, 1934.

She was a teacher and her first school was a rural one-room school in Toledo. She then taught in Portland for two years.

They moved to California in 1944 and she taught first grade and kindergarten in South San Francisco for 26 years.

She had lived in San Mateo, Calif., from 1950 until 1996. Percy died in 1984.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of San Mateo, the San Mateo Women's Club and California Retired Teacher's Association.

She like to travel and belonged to the Wally Byam Caravan Club.

Survivors include her daughter, Janice Wade of Novato, Calif; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Family service and burial will be in Monmouth.

Contributions may be made to Hospice of Petaluma, 416 Payran St., Petaluma, CA 94952.

Local arrangements are being handled by Farnstrom Mortuary in Independence.

Robert Lee Lahmann

Jan. 21, 1947 - March 17, 2004

Robert Lee Lahmann of Monmouth died on March 17. He was 57.

He was born to Harold and Elvera Neuendorf Lahmann in Vancouver, Wash.

He graduated from Battleground High School in Battleground, Wash., in 1965. While in high school he played on the varsity basketball team, sang in the concert choir and was a member of Student Council.

He began working for Evergreen Distributing in Vancouver, Wash., in 1973 as a driver and salesman. He retired from Evergreen Distributing in 2000.

Following retirement he moved with his wife, Karen Boget Lahmann, whom he married in 1991, to Waldport. They enjoyed beachcombing, camping and crabbing. They moved to Polk County in 2002 to be closer to Karen's family.

He enjoyed camping especially at Yale Lake in Washington where he and Karen honeymooned and continued to return to with family. Christmas lighting was a love of his and he won the Waldport Christmas Lighting Contest two times. He played pinochle and was a great pool shooter and was a member of a pool league. He loved nature and fishing.

He was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church in Vancouver. He was a past Elder of the church and church choir director.

He was preceded in death by his father, Harold Lahmann.

Survivors include his wife, Karen Lynn Lahmann of Monmouth; mother, Elvera Lahmann of Battleground; stepdaughters, Brooke Anderson of Vancouver and Jennifer Anderson of Willard, Wash.; brothers, Roger Lahmann of Vancouver and Ron Lahmann of Battleground; and sister, Barbara Ellig of Ridgefield, Wash.

Celebration of life service will be held at a later date.

Farnstrom Mortuary in Independence handled the arrangements.

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