Obituaries for November 2014

Obituary

Alan Niquette

Independence

Alan “the Drama Guy” Niquette, 71, of Independence died Thursday. He was born in Riverside, Calif., to Ray and Margie Niquette. Alan grew up in Long Beach, Calif., graduating from Brethren High School. He received a Bachelor of Arts in ...

Virginia Belle Hetrick (Lawson) Thiessen

Dallas

Virginia Belle Hetrick (Lawson) Thiessen, 89, of Dallas died Thursday in Dallas. She was born in Nashville, Tenn., to George Robert and Odell Gertrude Briggs Hetrick. She worked for many years as a licensed vocational nurse at St. Rose Hospital ...

Lillian Humphreys

Independence

Celebration of life for Lillian Humphreys, 89, of Independence is Sunday at 3 p.m. at Christ’s Church, 412 Clay St. W., Monmouth. A reception will follow. Contributions are suggested to the Ella Curran Food Bank in Independence, Goodwill Industries, Habitat ...

Charlene Marie Burkholder

Hesston, Kansas

Burkholder, Charlene Marie Aug 2, 1944 – Oct 22, 2014 Survived by husband, Dr. Jared Burkholder of Hesston, KS; children, Brad Burkholder (Sally) of Hesston, KS; Tiffany Smith (Michael) of Omaha, NE; Jonathan Burkholder (Jeanna) of Seattle, WA; Candice Bradford ...

Donna Souter

Dallas

Donna Souter, 79, longtime Dallas resident, died Sept. 23. She was born in Oakridge to Glen and Lillian Miller. She enjoyed bowling with friends in the area. She also loved reading and playing with her grandchildren. Survivors include her husband, ...

Bryce William Hecht

Bryce William Hecht, 87, of Dallas died Nov. 3 in Salem. He was born in Napanee, Neb., to Francis and Mary (Schulke) Hecht. Bryce met Betty Emerson and they later were married in Chehalis, Wash., on Nov. 13, 1948. They ...

Elaine Lavonne Zeiszler

Independence

Celebration of life for Elaine Lavonne Zeiszler, 69, of Independence is Saturday at 11 a.m. at Monmouth Christian Church. A potluck reception will follow. (Full obituary appeared in the Oct. 29 Itemizer-Observer).

Harold Vernon Murphy

Dallas

Harold Vernon Murphy, 90, of Dallas died Friday in Salem. He was born in Falls City to Vernon and Mildred Page Murphy. Harold grew up in Falls City. Following school, he joined the Navy. He was stationed on the USS ...

'Mike' Carrol D. Twenge

Monmouth

“Mike” Carrol D. Twenge, 85, of Monmouth died Friday. Mike’s life will be celebrated on Nov. 22 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Monmouth Senior Center, 180 Warren St. S. Farnstrom Mortuary, Independence, handled arrangements. To send an online ...

Shirley Anna Fitts-Noland

Shirley Anna Fitts-Noland, 68, of Salem, formerly of the Dallas area, died Monday in Salem following a short battle with cancer. She was preceded in death by her mother, Joyce Lane and son, Jerry Fitts. Survivors include her son, David ...

Shirley Anna Fitts-Noland

Salem, formerly of Dallas area

Shirley Anna Fitts-Noland, 68, of Salem, formerly of the Dallas area, died Nov. 10 in Salem following a short battle with cancer. She was preceded in death by her son, Jerry Fitts. Survivors include her son, David Fitts; daughter, Roni ...

Carrol 'Mike' Dean Twenge

Monmouth

Carrol Dean “Mike” Twenge, 85, of Monmouth died Nov. 7. He was born in Herman, Minn., to Loella Besler and Ole Twenge. The family lived briefly in Barnesville, Minn., and Roundup, Mont., before settling in Newberg in 1936. Mike graduated ...

Adeline Grace Osborn

Monmouth

Adeline Grace Osborn, 77, of Monmouth died Thursday. She was born at her grandparent’s home in Warren, near St. Helens. Grace began her schooling in a two-room school house, “White Cloud,” near Carlton and then moved to Warren Grade School, ...

Erman Mays

Dallas

Erman Mays, 89, of Dallas died Nov. 12 in Dallas. He was born in Woodbury, N.J. His family moved to Staunton, Va., during his school years and he graduated from high school there. The family moved to Los Angeles in ...

Harley Dallas

Dallas

Harley Anderson, 97, of Dallas died Saturday. Service is pending with Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center. For more information: www.dallastribute.com.

Cynthia Michelle (Hart) Phillips

Medford, formerly of Dallas

Cynthia Michelle (Hart) Phillips, 37, of Medford, formerly of Dallas, died Nov. 11. She was born in Coos Bay to Richard Donald and Johni Louise Keeler Hart. She moved to Dallas as a 5-year-old child in 1982, and was baptized ...

Cynthia Michelle (Hart) Phillips

Medford, formerly of Dallas

Cynthia Michelle (Hart) Phillips, 37, of Medford, formerly of Dallas, died Nov. 11. She was born in Coos Bay to Richard Donald and Johni Louise Keeler Hart. Cindy moved to Dallas as a 5-year-old child in 1982. She was baptized ...

John William Till

West Salem

John William Till Nov. 29, 1947 – Nov. 17, 2014 John William Till, 66, of West Salem died Nov. 17 in Independence. He was born in Sunnyside, Wash., to John and Edyth McCorkendale Till. He was married to Gaila Kincaid ...

Andrew L. Knox

Dallas

Andrew L. Knox, 81, of Dallas died Nov. 16. He was born in Cleveland. The family moved to California and lived in the Los Angeles area before moving to Balboa Island in Newport Beach, Calif. Andy graduated from Newport Harbor ...

Brett Robert Norman

Lustre, Montana

Brett Robert Norman, 17, of Lustre, Mont., died from a vehicle accident on Nov. 8 east of Nashua, Mont. He was born to Robert and Penny Norman in Salem. His parents grew up and lived in the Dallas area until ...

Harley Anderson

Keizer, former longtime Dallas resident

Harley Anderson, 97, of Keizer, former longtime Dallas resident, died Nov. 16 in Dallas. He was born in Almont, N.D., to Sam and Regina Knutson Anderson. Harley was a highly decorated World War II Army veteran, having served in the ...

Robert McDonald

Robert McDonald, 78, died Nov. 18. He was born in Oregon to parents with Montana roots. Robert and his brother, Donald, grew up in Portland. From the time he was a child, he helped earn his way by delivering newspapers. ...

Jane Buswell

Willamina

Jane Buswell, 90, formerly of Willamina, died Saturday in Dallas. Arrangements are currently pending with Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center. For more information: 503-623-2325.

Pauline Trom

Dallas

Pauline Trom of Dallas died Sunday in Newberg. Arrangements are currently pending with Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center. For more information: 503-623-2325.

Thomas James Robinson

Dallas

Thomas James Robinson, 72, of Dallas died Nov. 18 in Dallas. He was born in Dallas to Bruce James and Evelyn VanBuskirk Robinson. As a child he lived in Dallas. He graduated from Dallas High School in 1960 and was ...

Penny Sue Rusco

Dallas

Penny Rusco, 47, died Monday, November 17, 2014 with her family by her side in Dallas, OR. A memorial service was held on Saturday, November 22, at Mountain Gospel Fellowship in Falls City, OR. Penny was born January 9, 1967 ...

S. John Engeln

Dallas

S. John Engeln, 83, of Dallas died Nov. 11 in Dallas. He was born in Rockford, Wash. Dallas had been his home for 29 years, and he had been in the restaurant business. He married his wife, Cary Engeln, on ...

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