OBITUARIES 9/29/04

Obituary notices

Jackie "Jack" Ray Brattin

Feb. 5, 1937 - Sept. 25, 2004

Jackie "Jack" Ray Brattin, of Florence, formerly of the Monmouth and Independence areas, died Sept 25 in Eugene. He was 67.

He was born in Exeter, Mo., and later moved to Petaluma, Calif.

He was an all-star basketball player for Petaluma High School and was heavily recruited by the University of San Francisco and offered a full scholarship by Bill Russell.

He married Donna Jean Goforth in Petaluma.

He moved his family to Monmouth in 1969 and lived in the Monmouth and Independence areas for more than 30 years.

He had managed the Farm Boys Grocery Store, formerly The Market Place, in Monmouth and then Woody's Market in Dallas.

He was an avid animal lover and rescuer and adored his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include his four children, Janet Brattin and Steven Brattin, both of Salem, Leslie Stinger of Florence, and Sandra Re from Eugene; sister, Anna Mae Morhman of Petaluma; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Private burial will be in Monmouth and a memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3 at the home of his daughter, Sandra Re, in Eugene.

Marie Martin Rogers

June 20, 1913 - Sept. 24, 2004

Marie Rogers of Mission Viejo, Calif., died Sept. 24 in Mission Viejo. She was 91.

She was born to Daniel and Rita Martin in Los Angeles, Calif.

She graduated from Alhambra High School and spent her career working in fashion with retailers such as Sax Fifth Avenue, Bullock's, and her own boutique, the Village Bazaar, in Seal Beach, Calif.

She was a source of strength, love and knowledge to all who knew her. She took delight in being the family "Matriarch" by sharing the joy of life with her children and grandchildren. Her love, understanding and laughter will be missed.

Survivors include her three children, Sandra Woehl of Alamo, Calif., Jan Blankenship of Mission Viejo and Eric Rogers of Dallas; 12 grandchildren, including Anthony Rogers of Dallas and Erica (Rogers) Brown of Independence; and six great-grandchildren.

Private services will be Monday, Oct. 4 in California.

John Abel

May 18, 1909 - Sept. 25, 2004

John Abel of Dallas died on Sept. 25. He was 95.

Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 23 at Bollman Funeral Home in Dallas. There will be a private interment.

Marie Louise Graham

Dec. 21, 1920 - Sept. 22, 1004

Marie Louise Graham of Monmouth died on Sept. 22 in Corvallis. She was 83.

She was born to Walter R. Elliott and Louise Spangler in Huntington Beach, Calif.

She married R. Ben Graham Sr., March 4, 1939 in Corvallis.

She was a food service handler for 19 years at Oregon State University.

Survivors include her daughter, Jeannie Brown of Monmouth; son, Ben Graham Jr., of Las Vegas; sister, Florence Crocker of Monroe; brother, Bob Eliott of Five Rivers; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Services were Sept. 25 at DeMoss-Durdan Funeral Home in Corvallis.

Contributions may be made to Polk County 4-H.

Marvin R. Youngberg

Nov. 28, 1938 - Sept. 24, 2004

Marvin R. Youngberg of Amity died Sept. 24 in McMinnville. He was 65.

He was born to Carl H. and Myrtle May Blevins Youngberg in Flagstaff, Ariz.

He had lived in Amity since the mid-1950s. He had worked for the State Sign Shop making signs for chambers of commerce, historial locations and game preserves throughout the state and retired in 1991.

He was a member of Church of Eternal God in Salem.

He loved his computer and taking pictures with his digital camera. He also enjoyed making home movies. He enjoyed traveling and four years ago visited the Middle Eastern cities of Aqaba, Petra, Jerusalem and even floated on the Dead Sea.

He was preceded in death by a daughter and a grandson.

Survivors include his wife, Joan Youngberg of Amity; daughters, Jani Hegney of Albany and Mysti Lee of Salem; and four grandchildren.

No services will be held at his request.

Farnstrom Mortuary in Independence handled the arrangements.

Patricia Prindiville Bostwick

Nov. 2, 1925 - Sept. 14, 2004

Patricia Prindiville Bostwick of Honolulu, Hawaii died on Sept. 14 in Lincoln City. She was 78.

She was born to Mervyn Thomas Prindiville and Eva Marie McCorriston in Honolulu.

She grew up in Kaimuki, Hawaii and spent her summers at Kamalo, Molokai, Hawaii. She graduated from Ponohou High School and attended Reed College and the University of Hawaii.

She married Corky Bostwick in 1952.

She was a volunteer for the Friends of Ionlani Palace.

She was a part-time realtor, avid golfer and Mahjong player. She also collected antiques and Koa furniture.

Survivors include her daughter, Prindi Flug of Monmouth; son, Charles Bostwick of Mt. View, Hawaii; and five grandchildren.

Memorial services will be Monday, Oct. 4 at St. John Vianney in Kailua and burial will be at St. Joseph Church near the family home at Kamalo, Molokai.

Farnstrom Mortuary in Independence handled the arrangements.

Donald Lee Sellers

Sept. 15, 1936 - Sept. 17, 2004

Donald Lee Sellers of Salem died on Sept. 17 in Salem. He was 68.

He was born to Frank and Juanita Weaver Sellers in Salem.

He had lived in West Salem most of his life. During his youth he and his friends had many wonderful adventures roaming the then sparsely settled "Flats," West Salem Hills and Willamette River. He attended elementary and intermediate schools in West Salem and graduated from Salem High School in 1954.

In 1955 he enlisted in the Air Force and was stationed at Bentwaters Air Force Base in Suffolk, England. It was here that he met Joyce Gooding and they were married June 1, 1957 in Ipswich, Suffolk, England.

At the end of his term of service they returned to West Salem and became the parents of three children. They divorced in 1978.

He had worked for the State of Oregon since 1962 and retired as a computer systems analyst in 1992.

He enjoyed deep-sea fishing and planting and tending his vegetable garden. He took a long dreamed of trip to Alaska in 1995.

Survivors include his longtime companion, Darlene Stewart; sons, David Sellers and Craig Seller, both of Salem; daughter, Lynn Mack of Independence; and two grandchildren.

Services were Sept. 23 at Restlawn Memory Gardens.

Contributions may be made to the American Lung Association of Oregon, 7420 SW Bridgeport Rd., Ste 200, Tigard, OR 97224-7790 or Union Gospel Mission, 345 Commercial NE, Salem, OR 97301.

Robert Daniel Connelly

Jan. 16, 1921 - Sept. 4, 2004

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