4/14 OBITUARIES

*Ruth Mae Flenner*Clifton D. Reynolds*Willis Clarence Hughes*Russell L. Trueax*Willis 'Bill' May*Helen E. Eisner*Dean Arthur Godfrey*Loren Wesley Stoneburner*Clifford Sherman Dalton*Maxine 'Pete' Duns

Ruth Mae Flenner

Nov. 20, 1917 - April 4, 2010

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Ruth Mae Flenner, 92, of Dallas died April 4 in Dallas.

She was born in Pittsburg, Pa., to Walter and Elsie Bassford Clyde.

Ruth married Curtis Flenner Jr. in 1934 in West Virginia. They lived in Cheswick, Pa., until 1952, when they moved to Phoenix, Ariz. Curtis died in 1973 and Ruth settled in Dallas in 1978.

Ruth attended Dallas First Baptist Church for 30 years.

Survivors include her daughters, Gloria (Don) Meyers, Joyce (Dan) Huff, GraceAnn (Dick) Trube, Carolyn Crippen and Patricia (Al) Erickson; 17 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Service was April 8 at Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center. Interment followed at Dallas Cemetery.

To send an online condolence: www.dallastribute.com.

Clifton D. Reynolds

March 25, 1914 - April 4, 2010

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Clifton D. Reynolds, 96, of McMinnville died April 4 in McMinnville.

He was born to Orlando Ray and Norah Gentry Reynolds at Bachelor Flat. He attended school in the St. Helens area.

Clifton married Helen Woolstenhulme on Feb. 14, 1936, in Vancouver, Wash., and they made their first home in St. Helens. In 1950, they moved to Sheridan, where they raised their four children. He and Helen were sealed for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake Latter-day Saints Temple in the summer of 1954.

In 1970, they moved to McMinnville with their youngest son.

During World War II he moved his young family to Seattle to live while he served in the Navy at the Bremerton Naval Station repairing aircraft.

He worked as an electrician at the Willamina US Plywood Mill from the early 1950s until his retirement.

Clifton was a man of tremendous faith and served in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in many callings. He loved doing genealogy and kept meticulous records throughout his life. He took great interest in people's ethnicity and studied the Spanish language until his death. When his son, Tim, went on his mission to Mexico and his grandson, Ryan, to Russia, you could find him studying and learning the languages.

He was a man of many talents. He loved art and music. He played many musical instruments and taught and encouraged his family to participate in "jamming" with him and each other. He was a member of the Oregon Old Time Fiddler's Association and loved to go to the Senior Center to listen when they played there. He had a great sense of humor and always gave you a good laugh when you were in his presence.

He was a loyal, hardworking, kind, loving, tolerant man. His family and faith were the most important things in his life and he paid close attention to both.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen; daughter, Eleanor Kimsey; great-grandsons, Levi Baker and Justice Fockler; two sisters and one brother.

Survivors include his daughter, Shirley Holstad of Tillamook; sons, Daniel (Jan) Reynolds of Dallas and Timothy (Marie) Reynolds of Pleasant Grove, Utah; brothers, Clyde (Rosalee) Reynolds of Weston and John LeRoy (Sharon) Reynolds of Tacoma, Wash.; 19 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Service was April 12 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in McMinnville. Interment was at Columbia Memorial Gardens in Scappoose.

Chapel of Macy & Son, McMinnville, handled arrangements. To send an online condolence: www.macyandson.com.

Willis Clarence Hughes

Aug. 16, 1920 - April 5, 2010

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Willis "Bill" Clarence Hughes, 89, of Monmouth died April 5 in Corvallis.

He was born to Willis Hardy and Myrtle Belle Miller Hughes in Pekin, Ill.

Bill was raised in Pekin, where he graduated from high school. He joined the Army Air Corp and served as an instructor during World War II in Alamogordo, N.M.

After the service he returned to Pekin and then relocated to New Mexico and later to Texas. He married Wanda Sathoff Hughes in 1989 and the couple moved to Lebanon.

Bill was a carpenter, minister, and messianic rabbi. He was an honored and much-loved preacher in Texas. He enjoyed studying his Bible, woodworking and handyman work. Bill was the go-to guy who could do anything.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Glenna, and an infant son, Ronald Dwight.

Survivors include his wife, Wanda Laura Hughes of Monmouth; sons, Terry (Laura Jean) Hughes of Alamogordo and Dennis (Delia) Hughes of Richland, Texas; sister, Jean Eichelberger of Pekin; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Celebration of life was April 10 at Praise Assembly Church in Monmouth.

Contributions are suggested to Praise Assembly or Union Gospel Mission in Salem.

Farnstrom Mortuary, Independence, handled arrangements. To send an online condolence: www.farnstroms.com.

Russell L. Trueax

Nov. 14, 1953 - April 4, 2010

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Russell L. Trueax, 56, of Redmond died April 4 in Redmond.

He was born in Dallas to Joseph and Shirley Chafin Trueax.

Russell and his brothers, Dan and Joseph, were raised in the Falls City area. Many of his childhood summers were spent in the mountains of Western Oregon while their father logged.

Russell graduated in June 1971 from Dallas High School. He joined the Army in 1971 and was stationed in Germany, where he specialized in Hawk Missiles and was a launcher mechanic. Following the service he attended Chemeketa Community College, where he studied forestry. When he graduated from CCC, he was awarded a letter of commendation as the outstanding graduate student in the Forest Technician Curriculum.

He lived in The Dalles, where he married Donna Baumgarden on Jan. 19, 1974. While living in The Dalles, he worked at the aluminum plant for 20 years, both as a millwright and welder and then eventually as an electrician. He then worked for The Corp of Engineers at the John Day Dam for 12 years as a powerhouse electrician.

Russell had lived in Redmond for the past 10 years.

In 2004, Russell volunteered to help with Operation Iraqi Freedom through the Army Corp of Engineers. While stationed at Anaconda Air Base he oversaw the building of equipment wash stations and a post office. In 2007, he returned to Iraq to Balad Air Base, where he supervised many more reconstruction projects. He was honored with award medals for his service.

In his spare time he enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and hiking. He also was a runner and participated in 10K runs and one marathon.

Survivors include his wife, Donna; sons, Drake (Krystal) of Terrebonne and Dan (Lori) of Redmond; daughter, Cherr'ee (Mike) Ferrell of La Pine; brothers, Dan of Dallas and Joseph of Bend; and three grandchildren.

Service was April 10 at Redmond Memorial Chapel.

Contributions are suggested to National Essential Tremor (IETF), PO Box 14005, Lenexa, KS 66285-4005.

To send an online condolence: www.redmondmemorial.com.

Willis 'Bill' May

Jan. 31, 1936 - April 8, 2010

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Willis "Bill" May Jr., 74, of Dallas died April 8 in Dallas.

He was born in Vancouver, Wash., to Willis and Dessie Vinson May.

Bill graduated from Dayton High School and joined the Air Force. He was honorably discharged after four years of service.

He married Mary Elizabeth Snow on July 11, 1960. Mary preceded him in death in 1975.

Bill worked for Reynolds Metal Co. for many years. He had lived in Cathlamet, Wash., where he enjoyed fishing and friends. He moved to Dallas last year to be near his family.

Survivors include his son, Ron May of Union Gap, Wash.; daughter, Kathy Moore of Oak Grove, Calif.; sisters, Irene Minger of Keizer, Opal Counts of Eugene, Inetta Mitchell of McMinnville, and Darlene (Ben) Westbrook of Dallas; brothers, Jack (Dolores) May of Portland, C.R. "Dick" (Marilyn) May of Dallas; and three grandchildren.

Private family service will be held.

Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center handled arrangements. To send an online condolence: www.dallastribute.com.

Helen E. Eisner

May 23, 1934 - April 6, 2010

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Helen Esther Eisner, 75, of Sherwood, formerly of Boulder, Colo., died April 6.

She was born in Flint, Mich., to Ernest and Anna Eisner.

She grew up in Michigan and was a proud alumnus of the University of Michigan. She taught school in Michigan and California before settling in Colorado.

She raised her family in Boulder and made many friends in the community, where she resided for more than 45 years. Later in life she went on to earn her master's degree from the University of Colorado. She was passionate about learning and made it her quest to be involved in "lifelong learning."

Helen was a member of Mount Calvary Lutheran Church and also attended the First Presbyterian Church.

Her interests included Healing Touch Therapy, volunteering as a naturalist, and the study and protection of raptors.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Allen Eisner.

Survivors include her children, Scott (Susan) Menzel of Sherwood, Kara Menzel of Ann Arbor, Mich., and DJ Menzel of Carson City, Nev.; sister, Betty (Jim) Stallings of Flushing, Mich.; and four grandchildren.

Memorial service will be held at a later date in Boulder. Information for the service will be available online at www.flyingwithangels.info.

Contributions are suggested to the Birds of Prey Foundation in care of Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center, which handled arrangements.

To send an online condolence: www.dallastribute.com.

Dean Arthur Godfrey

March 5, 1933 - April 6, 2010

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Dean Arthur Godfrey, 77, of Dallas died April 6 at the Portland Veterans Hospital.

He was born in Emmett, Idaho, to Victor Newell and Matilda Patrina Christianson Godfrey.

Dean served in the Korean War aboard the SS Jeffers in the Navy. He worked in the construction of homes and doing concrete work, laying blacktop, and as a carpenter for Boise Cascade in Salem. He retired after driving log truck for the Siletz Trucking Co. Dean needed to stay busy and also drove truck in the hop fields.

He was a helper to all who needed a hand. He loved to camp, fish, watch a good movie, elk hunt, and take his dogs "Sally" and "Cricket" for a drive. He was a great roller skater in his day.

He was a member of the Dallas American Legion, Elks Lodge in Independence and Bend, and AMVETS.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Sharon, in 2005; son, Martin; brother, Alma Godfrey; and sister, Joyce Jake.

Survivors include his daughters, Kimberly DeCamp of Forest Grove and Stacy Godfrey of Goldendale, Wash.; son, Ed Godfrey; sisters, Joan Robertson of Sheridan and Connie Bahler of Dallas; brothers, Raymond of Buena Vista and Larry of Otis; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Graveside service is at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 14, at the Buena Vista Cemetery in Buena Vista.

Bollman Funeral Home, Dallas, handled arrangements. To send an online condolence: www.dallastribute.com.

Loren Wesley Stoneburner

March 3, 1945 - April 2, 2010

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Loren Wesley Stoneburner, 65, of Independence died April 2 in Independence from complications of diabetes.

He was born in Dallas to Carlous and Edna Marvin Stoneburner.

He attended Dallas public schools and graduated from Dallas High School in 1963.

Loren worked at a variety of sales positions and later became a minister for the Church of Christ.

Loren was married to Elinore Craig in 1975.

Loren last worked in transportation sales in Anchorage, Alaska, before blindness placed him on disability. He lived in Dallas for several years until his health sent him to Independence Health and Rehabilitation Center.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Elinore, who died in 1997.

Survivors include his sons, Shawn (Michelle) Stoneburner and Henry Stoneburner of East Wenatchee, Wash; sister, Roberta (Ron) Mehl of Dallas; brother, Don (Ila) Stoneburner of Salem; and one granddaughter.

In his final months Loren was successful in publishing a blog about his life experiences. He loved this avenue to express himself. His blog, "Loren's Blog", may be found at http://iladon1202msncom.blogspot.com/.

Celebration of life was held April 4 in Independence.

Contributions are suggested to the "Emily L. Stoneburner Education Fund," c/o Shawn and Michelle Stoneburner, 511 11th Street NW, East Wenatchee, WA 98802.

Clifford Sherman Dalton

June 13, 1944 - April 2, 2010

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Cliff Dalton, 65, of Dallas died April 2 in Phoenix, Ariz.

He was born in Salem to Harley and Ellen Van Buren Dalton.

Cliff was raised in Monmouth and graduated in 1962 from Central High School, where he was a member of the varsity track team. He graduated from Oregon State University, where he earned a bachelor of science degree in 1966 and a MBA in 1969. At OSU, Cliff was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity and served as rush chairman.

He married Donna Duvall on Sept. 4, 1966, in The Dalles.

After Cliff had served in the Army Reserve and worked as a buyer for Meier & Frank in Portland, he and Donna settled in Corvallis in 1971. Cliff worked for Oregon State University for 28 years until his retirement in June 1999 and served as assistant dean and then director of development for the OSU College of Business. He later served as director of library development for OSU Libraries, where he played an important role in the building campaign that led to the expansion and renovation of the Valley Library in 1999.

When Cliff retired from OSU, he and Donna moved to Sun City Summerlin near Las Vegas, where Cliff loved being in the sun and exploring the Nevada mountains. They moved back to Oregon in 2007 in order to be closer to their family.

The Oregon Coast was one of Cliff's favorite places to be throughout his life. He always enjoyed the outdoors, especially family campouts, working in the yard, and walking his beloved dogs Pancho, Jacque and Skipper. Cliff loved helping his son and daughter-in-law with many "house projects" and always looked forward to playing with his two grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Donna of Dallas; son, Jason (Alyssa) Dalton of Portland; mother, Ellen Dalton of Dallas; and sister, Velma (Dave) DuFault of Salem.

Celebration of Cliff's life will be held Saturday, May 8.

Contributions are suggested to OSU Libraries, University Librarian, 121 The Valley Library, Corvallis, OR 97331-4501.

Maxine 'Pete' Dunshee

June 21, 1924 - April 9, 2010

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Maxine Florence "Pete" Dunshee, 85, of Dallas died April 9 in Keizer.

She was born in Falls City to Floyd and Elsie McCoy Graham.

Maxine graduated from Falls City High School and began her career as a telephone operator for Pacific Northwest Bell. She followed the telephone office to Dallas, Salem and Eugene, where she retired in 1961.

Maxine enjoyed flowers, bingo, and was an avid Portland Trail Blazers fan. She was a long-time volunteer at the Polk County Courthouse as a greeter and was recognized for her many years of service there.

She was preceded in death by her sons, Gordon Dougherty, Robert Dougherty and David Dunshee; brothers, Donald Matheny and Kenneth Graham; and sister, Virginia Bagger.

Survivors include her daughter, Shirley (Loren) Farley of Casa Grande, Ariz.; brothers, Albert (Wanda) Graham of Monmouth and Lloyd Graham of Corvallis; sisters, Evelyn Regele of Newport and Barbara Berg of Monmouth; one grandson; one great-grandson; and one great-great-grandson.

Celebration of Maxine's life will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 15, at Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center.

Contributions are suggested to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

To send an online condolence: www.dallastribute.com.

Clyde Chandler

Nov. 11, 1939 - April 12, 2010

Clyde Chandler, 70, of Dallas, died April 12 in Dallas.

At his request there will be no service.

Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center handled arrangements. To send an online condolence: www.dallastribute.com.

John Wolf

Feb. 2, 1940 - April 13, 2010

John Wolf, 70, of Dallas died April 13.

Service is under the direction of Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center, 503-623-2352. To send an online condolence: www.dallastribute.com.

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