Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Mariellen C. Shenk April 14, 1943 - April 14, 2014 Mariellen C. Shenk, 71, of Peoria, Ariz., died April 14 in Sun City, Ariz. She was born to John A. and Elizabeth R. Friesen in Meade, Kan. Her family moved to Dallas shortly after her birth. She graduated from Dallas High School in 1961, and in July of that year she married David J. Shenk. They moved to Denver shortly after they married and lived there two years. They returned to Oregon in 1964. David and Mariellen built a home in 1966 on Mill Creek Road in Sheridan near David's childhood home. They moved to Salem in 1979 until their daughters graduated high school, then in 1986 moved back to Mill Creek Road, where Mariellen devoted herself to caring for David during his health struggles. He died in July 1999 after 38 years of a happy marriage. In 2003 Mariellen moved from Sheridan and settled in West Salem until 2008, when she moved to Arizona to be near her daughter, Sonia's family. She remained active in her family's lives and her church even through the diagnosis of dementia in 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, David J. Shenk; brothers, Harold Friesen and Dennis Friesen; and sister, Lavina Shenk Thiessen. Survivors include her daughters, Simone (Dan) Fleming of Houston and Sonia (Art) Karnes of Peoria; brothers, Harlan, Lando and Duane Friesen; sisters, Zelma Wall and Amanda Warkentin; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandsons. Service is May 30 at 3:30 p.m. at Evangelical Bible Church in Dallas, followed by a reception. Interment will be private. Contributions are suggested to The Gideons International. Bollman Funeral Home, Dallas, handled local arrangements. To send an online condolence: www.dallastribute.com. Ethel May Morrill May 10, 1924 - May 3, 2014 Ethel May Morrill, 89, of Dallas died May 3 in Dallas. She was born in McCloud, Calif., to Earl and Bertha Weston. She grew up on a ranch in the Red Bluff, Calif., area and later moved to Susanville, Calif. She attended Chico State in California before marrying Robert Morrill. Survivors include her sister, Erla Lea; and son, Robert Alan (Susan) Morrill. At her request no service will be held. Contributions are suggested to Alzheimer's research in care of Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center, which handled arrangements. To send an online condolence: www.dallastribute.com. Dixie F. Haack Dec. 30, 1933 - May 13, 2014 Dixie Haack, 80, of Dallas died May 13. She was born in Jayton, Texas. Graveside service was Monday at Dallas Cemetery under the direction of Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center. Contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society in care of the mortuary. To send an online condolence: www.dallastribute.com. William Morris 'Billy' Noble Jr. March 3, 1935 - May 13, 2014 William Morris 'Billy' Noble Jr. William Morris "Billy" Noble Jr., 79, died May 13 in Salem. He was born in Morehead, Ky., to William Morris Noble Sr. and Margaret (Steven) Noble. Billy was a member of Self Protection Advocacy and Rights Council. He loved collecting photos and showing them to his friends. His passion was strawberry ice cream. He will be remembered with great affection by his many friends and Partnerships in Community Living family. Graveside service was Friday at Smith Cemetery, south of Monmouth. Memorial service is June 6 at 3 p.m. at the office of Partnerships in Community Living Inc., 480 E. Main St., Monmouth. Farnstrom Mortuary handled arrangements. To send an online condolence: www.FarnstromMortuary.com. Hope Christine Anderson May 21, 1962 - May 12, 2014 Hope Christine Anderson Hope Christine Anderson, 61, of Dallas died May 12 in Dallas. She was born in Pierre, S.D., to Gladys and Virgil Anderson. She graduated from Falls City High School in 1970. Hope was married to Scott Culp on Oct. 14, 1982. They had two children together and were married for more than 28 years. She worked as a homemaker and was a wonderful mother and wife. Her interests included shopping, sightseeing, cooking and, most of all, spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by her three brothers and her oldest daughter, Christina Anderson. Survivors include her sisters, Eva Ward, April Ayala, Alice (Leon) Beauchamp, Katheryn (Larry) Carey, Lexie Baughman, Mary Johnston and Virginia Martin; brothers, Jack (Debbie) Anderson and Cal (Sandy) Anderson; daughters, Teddi (Shantelle) Randall and Melinda (Michael Thiessen) Culp; five grandchildren; and extended family. Celebration of life is May 31 at 10:30 a.m. at Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center. A potluck reception will follow at Dallas City Park. Memorial contributions may be made at www.gofundme.com/95GPLS. To send an online condolence: www.dallastribute.com. Ella Janette Lindley Oct. 12, 1962 - May 13, 2014 Ella Janette Lindley, 51, of Colorado Springs, Colo., died May 13 in Colorado Springs of a massive stroke. She was born to David R. Lindley and Marla Lindley in Long Beach, Calif. Ella grew up in Independence. She was preceded in death by her father, David. Survivors include her three children; mother, Marla Lindley; and sisters, Jean Caligure and Marlene Rose. Private family service will be held. Mary Ellen Anderson Jan. 7, 1925 - May 16, 2014 Mary Ellen Anderson Mary Ellen Anderson, 89, of Monmouth died Friday after a lengthy illness due to a heart condition. She was born in Verndale, Calif., to Ruben and Elisabeth Morton. She married Bernard Anderson. Mary Ellen was a devoted mother who loved to garden and cook. She could be found most days in her kitchen baking goods of all kinds. In her early years, Mary Ellen was involved in her husband's business, Monmouth Blacksmith Shop. She was her husband's bookkeeper and the Friday who ran from Monmouth to Salem on errands, sometimes four times a day. She also was the family "doctor" with her concoctions of vitamins and remedies for any type of ailment. Her closet was a vitamin store. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard, in 1978 and her son, Bernard Michael Anderson, who died in 2006 of lung cancer. Survivors include her children, Romaine (Steve) Austin and Rex (Alys) Anderson, all of Salem, and Steve (Karen) Anderson of Waldport; sister, June Doran of Dallas; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation is Wednesday (today) from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center. Service is Thursday at 11 a.m. at the mortuary. Private burial follows at Dallas Cemetery. Contributions are suggested to Guthrie Park Community Center or a charity of your choice in care of the mortuary. To send an online condolence: www.dallastribute.com. Sally Marion Schroeder Nov. 18, 1927 - May 15, 2014 Sally Marion Schroeder Sally Marion Schroeder, 86, of Dallas died Thursday in Dallas. She was born on the family farm in Mitchell, Neb., to Raymond C. and Dorothy Lucile Douglas Hartz. Sally attended Sunny Slope one-room school for her first eight years and then graduated from Mitchel l. High School in 1945. She started her college life in 1945 at the University of Nebraska, and lived with her grandparents and aunt. She graduated in 1950 with a degree in Home Economic Extension. During her college years she belonged to the Tassels (an athletic cheer group) and Omicron Nu, the home economics honorary group. During her college years she worked part time at the Nebraska American Legion state office and at a department store in Lincoln. Following graduation she served as a home economics and 4-H agent in Morrill County, Neb. In 1952 she moved to Oregon as a 4-H agent in Clackamas County. She met Walt Schroeder in late 1952 and they were married in April 1953. They lived in Coquille and later moved to Florence, Corvallis and Hillsboro before settling in Gold Beach, where they lived for 45 years. For 1954-55 Sally taught at Myrtle Point High School. Sally and Walt lived for a short time in Wisconsin in 1956-57 and she worked as a 4-H and home economic agent in Green County. Following her husband's completion of an advance degree, the couple traveled for 2« months in Europe. In Coquille, she started leading girls 4-H clubs and continued as a 4-H leader in Lane and Curry counties for a total of 25 years. She was a member and regent of the Daughters of the American Revolution, charter member of the Curry General Hospital Auxiliary, Gideon Auxiliary, Advisory Board to Curry County Home Health and Hospice, chairwoman of the Hospice Rummage Market food preparation team, one of the founding members of a Friday afternoon writers group, 4-H leader, and a Republican Precinct Committee member. In 1999 she was named Woman of Distinction by the Soroptimist Club of Gold Beach. In 1996 she and Walt participated in a tour of Israel and the Holy Land. The Schroeder's were married for 61 years and she had lived the last two years of her life at Dallas Retirement Village. Survivors include her husband, Walt; sons, John (Frances) Schroeder of Vancouver, Wash., Bob (Sally) Schroeder of Corvallis and Douglas (Cindy) Schroeder of Brandon, Miss.; sister, Nancy Colvin of Denver; brother, Douglas Hartz of Jeffersonville, Ind.; and six grandchildren. Memorial service is June 7 at 1 p.m. at Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center. Private family interment will be at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland. Contributions are suggested to the Gideon's International and/or Curry Camp, PO Box 2674, Harbor, OR 97415, for the purpose of purchasing and distributing Holy Bibles in her name. To send an online condolence: www.dallastribute.com. Joy E. Dakin Oct. 11, 1916 - May 15, 2014 Joy E. Dakin, 97, of Dallas died Thursday in Dallas. Memorial service is May 29 at 2 p.m. at Dallas First Presbyterian Church. Interment will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Burbank, Calif. Contributions are suggested to SABLE House or Willamette Valley Hospice in care of Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center, which handled arrangements. To send an online condolence: www.dallastribute.com.