3/9 OBITUARIES

*Kathy Thompson*Donald Charles Hansel*Lois Ethel Weaver*Betty Jean Carruthers*Robert J. Bauer*Ethel 'Lori' Loraine A. Klindt*Bernice 'Bee' Anna Molmen*Leona Margaret Foust

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Rachel Berry (left) and Mackenzi Davila work on drawing and coloring projects inside the child care center at Western Oregon University's Teaching Research Institute.

Kathy Thompson

Dec. 17, 1948 - March 2, 2011

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Kathy Thompson, 62, of Dallas died March 2 in Dallas.

She was born in Salem to Tony and Pearl Manring.

Kathy graduated from North Salem High School in 1966.

Kathy settled in Dallas in 1985. She had owned and operated North Dallas Bar and Grill, which is a Dallas landmark, with her husband, Ray Stratton, for many years. Kathy and Ray also operated Main St. Pub & Eatery in Monmouth.

Kathy loved to play golf and was a member of the Cross Creek Golf Course Women's Club. She was a member of Independence Elks Lodge No. 1950.

Kathy enjoyed traveling and spending time with her family and granddaughter, Avery.

Survivors include her husband, Ray Stratton of Dallas; daughter, Shari (Jon) Bartel of Rickreall; brothers, Alan Manring of Tucson, Ariz., John Manring of Salem and David Manring of McDoel, Calif.

Celebration of Kathy's life is Saturday, March 12, from 4 to 6 p.m. at North Dallas Bar and Grill.

Contributions are suggested to American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Polk County in care of Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center, which handled arrangements.

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

Betty Jean Carruthers

Sept. 17, 1923 - March 5, 2011

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Betty Jean Carruthers, 87, of Dallas died March 5 in Dallas.

She was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa, to Arch and Jessie Conley.

Betty attended Council Bluff public schools, studying those courses prescribed as practical for girls at the time: bookkeeping, typing and shorthand. In time she moved to California, where she became a legal secretary.

With the glamour of the television industry so close at hand, legal secretarial work gave way to secretary to and executive at Four Star Television Productions. She next became a production coordinator for the Doris Day Show and she ended the last years of her career with MTM (Mary Tyler Moore) Productions.

Betty retired in 1982 and with her husband moved to Dallas.

Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Gale; sons, Bill and Dan; daughter, Candace; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Graveside service is Saturday, March 12, at 10:30 a.m. at Dallas Cemetery. A memorial service follows at 11:30 a.m. at Dallas United Methodist Church.

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

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

Robert J. Bauer

Oct. 29, 1919 - March 4, 2011

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Robert J. Bauer, 91, of Dallas died March 4 in Dallas.

He was born to Edna and Adam Bauer.

Bob grew up near Chehalis, Wash., graduating from Adna High School in 1937.

Bob worked for Darigold for four years after graduation, then at Boeing Aircraft as a riveter and truck driver until joining the Navy in 1943. After the war, Bob worked for the Navy and then in construction, first in Seattle, then in a number of Western states.

Bob married Mary J. Grim on Oct. 19, 1940. He and Mary made their home mostly in Southern California in the late 1950s and 1960s, where he continued in construction while Mary managed apartments.

After retiring, Bob and Mary traveled a great deal and moved to a small farm on Gooseneck Creek in the Willamette Valley. Bob raised a few cows, took long hikes through the woods and generally spent his time "just doing what he wanted."

The Bauer's moved to Dallas in the 1990s, giving up farming but continuing the long walks.

Survivors include his nephews: Bob, Don, Scott, Charles and Richard Grim.

Private interment will be at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.

Contributions are suggested to Dallas Food Bank in care of Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center, which handled arrangements.

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

Lois Ethel Weaver

April 19, 1927 - March 2, 2011

Lois Ethel Weaver, 83, of Dallas died March 2 in Dallas.

She was born in Goble to Herman Ellis and Marie Mae Esty Blocher.

She married Ralph Raymond Weaver in Kelso, Wash., on Feb. 6, 1946.

Lois was a homemaker who enjoyed music and scrapbooks.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph, on April 12, 1977; daughter, Diane Perrigo; and a brother, Russell.

Survivors include her sons, David of Dallas and Larry, Martin and Lester, all of California; sister, Glenda Miller of Woodburn; brother, Wayne Blocher of Dallas; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Private family committal was held.

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

Ethel 'Lori' Loraine A. Klindt

Feb. 5, 1924 - March 1, 2011

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Ethel 'Lori' Loraine A. Klindt, 87, of Nixa, Mo., died March 1 following a short illness in Nixa.

She was born in Camas, Wash., to Edward Perry Albert and Lucy Loraine Haley Albert Woodworth.

She was a WAVE in Naval Intelligence during World War II. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Wisconsin at Menomonie. She had been a home economics teacher and then was a state of Oregon caseworker for Adult and Family Services until she retired in 1986.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Theordore Shnitzler Taylor; second husband, Earl J. Klindt; and a grandson, David Steven Taylor.

Survivors include her sons, Steven Dale Taylor and Paul Roger Taylor; and one granddaughter.

Celebration of life ceremony was March 8 at Christ Church Unity in Springfield, Mo. Full military honors concluded the service.

If you knew Lori, please send your stories to claimyourjoy@yahoo.com. To send an online condolence: http://www.forevermissed.com/lori-albert-taylor-klindt.

Bernice 'Bee' Anna Molmen

Jan. 20, 1923 - Feb. 27, 2011

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Bernice "Bee" Anna Molmen, 88, of Salem, formerly of Dallas, died Feb. 27 in Salem.

She was born in Minneapolis to Barbara Kirshner Fessler and Herman Fessler.

She married Arman "Bernie" Molmen on Aug. 19, 1941.

She was an entrepreneur and as a sophomore high school student she purchased the concession stand at the Lake Street Theatre in Minneapolis, where the curvaceous beautiful Bee was pursued by the tall, dark, handsome usher and college student, Arman Molmen. The devoted couple had been married for 52 years. Arman died in 1993.

As an Army officer's wife, Bee lived many places before retiring in Hawaii. While in Hawaii, she owned Ceramics by Bee and made and sold Hawaiian motif angels through Liberty House and the Cathedral Gift Shop in Ala Moana Center.

She moved in 1989 to Salem, where she began her quilting career in earnest, winning many awards and displaying her creations at quilting shows in and around Salem.

Bee had a deep faith for Jesus Christ. Her walk with Christ was an inspiration to many. She was a fundamentally good person with humble beginnings, having survived the Great Depression without losing her belief in the American Dream through hard work, discipline, effort and creativity. Her ethics never wavered.

Survivors include her four children, Arman Brian Molmen, Sandra Marie Skarda, Lyn Arna Mellon and Steven Michael Molmen; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral mass was March 4 at St. Philip Catholic Church in Dallas.

Contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society.

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

Leona Margaret Foust

Aug. 6, 1918 - Feb. 27, 2011

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Leona Margaret Foust, 92, of Salem, formerly of Dallas, died Feb. 27.

She was born in Salem to August and Nora Crahane Kufner.

She attended school in Fruitland.

She married Tilman A. Foust on July 24, 1934, in Salem. He preceded her in death in 1978.

Leona lived in the Monmouth and Independence area prior to living in Dallas for seven years. She returned to Salem to live following the death of her husband.

She was a homemaker and enjoyed crocheting and shopping.

She was preceded in death by two sisters.

Survivors include her son, Jack Foust of Salem; daughter, Charlene Connelly of California; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Private family service was held with private burial in Dallas Cemetery.

Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center handled arrangements.

Donald Charles Hansel

Sept. 3, 1927 - March 3, 2011

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Donald Charles Hansel, 83, of Dallas died March 3.

He was born in Saginaw, Mich., to Louis and Edna Hansel.

At age 18, Don enlisted in the Naval Reserves and served for one year on a ship in the Panama Canal.

After his discharge, he met the love of his life, Rosie Salacina. Don and Rosie were married on Sept. 6, 1947, in Michigan.

In March 1953 Don was drafted into the Army, whereupon he and Rosie relocated to a base in Alabama. He was discharged in July 1954 and shortly thereafter the couple moved to Ventura County, Calif. He immediately went to work for Southern California Edison, from where he retired in the 1970s.

Rosie was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis shortly before their marriage. For almost 60 years, Don was her primary caretaker. Even as her health declined, Don made a point of them traveling around the world for as long as she was able. They made an annual summer trip to Michigan to spend time with Rosie's eight brothers and sisters. They explored the United States with their travel trailer and went on numerous cruises.

They moved to Dallas in 2004 to be near their daughter, Brenda, and her family. They delighted in spending time with their two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosie, in 2007.

Survivors include his daughter, Brenda (Dennis) Clark of Dallas; son, Gary Hansel of Sherman Oaks, Calif.; and two grandchildren.

At his request no service will be held.

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

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