Obituaries for October 2014

Obituary

Richard Alan Wildman

Independence

Dick Wildman, 80, of Independence died Sept. 23 in Independence. He was born in Boston. Dick saved money for his first airplane flight at age 12, and later joined the U.S. Air Force at age 17, serving for four years. ...

Daniel Henry Indra

Monmouth

Daniel Henry Indra, 8, of Monmouth died as a result of a fall accident on Sept 21. He was born in Salem to Nicholas and Alissa Becker Indra. Daniel attended the Monmouth Montessori preschool and kindergarten. He also attended kindergarten ...

June Laverne Tallman

Rickreall

June Laverne Tallman, 97, of Rickreall died Sept. 19 in Salem after a brief illness. She had been living at the Willson House in Salem. She was born in Rickreall to Verne A. Fox and Georgia (Miller) Fox. June was ...

Wanda Nemeth

Dallas

Wanda Nemeth, 96, of Dallas died Sept. 22. She was born in Olmsted Falls, Ohio, to Andrew and Francis Bilski. Wanda had lived in Ohio and worked for May Company stores as a clerk until 1973, when she moved to ...

Elmer Johnny Hiebert

Elmer Johnny Hiebert, 89, of Dallas died Aug. 31 in Dallas. He was born in Aberdeen, Idaho, to John and Sara Hiebert. At the age of 2, his family moved to Dallas. He attended Dallas schools through high school. Elmer ...

Charles Koenig

Dallas

Charles “Charley” Koenig, 85, of Dallas died Sept. 24. He was born to Henry and Anna Koenig. Charles graduated from Washington Community High School in 1947 and from Caterpillar Tractor (four-year training) in 1955. Charles served in the Army from ...

Michael Lee Moser

Michael Lee Moser, 72, of Dallas, formerly of Sioux City, Iowa, died Sept. 21. Michael was born in Rock Rapids, Iowa, to Paul and Lorene (Johnston) Moser. At the age of 4, the family relocated to Sioux City, where he ...

Edward Joseph Tomasheski

Salem

Edward “Tom” Joseph Tomasheski, 96, of Salem died Sept. 19. He was born in Hazelton, Pa., to Adam and Mary Tomazheski. His first memories of himself at 5 years old were of going down the railroad tracks in Hazelton picking ...

Elsie Marie Foss

Dallas

Elsie Marie Foss, 90, of Dallas died Sept. 23 in Salem. She was born in Hazen, N.D., to Daniel and Regina Sweigart Krause. Elsie lived in Hazen, where she graduated from high school in 1941. For a short time, Elsie ...

Clyde D. McMillan

Monmouth

Clyde McMillan, 68, of Monmouth died Sept. 22 after a courageous eight-year battle with multiple myeloma. He was born in Woodburn to Claud and Luetta (Benson) McMillan. Clyde grew up in Dallas and attended grade school in Dallas, had a ...

Donald E. Booth

Donald E. Booth Dec. 27, 1932 – Sept. 12, 2014 Donald E. Booth, 81, of Leavenworth, Wash., died on Sept. 12. He was born in Willamina to Ernie and Neva (Buswell) Booth. He grew up in Willamina and attended school ...

Kathryn May (Reed) Van Otten

Salem

Kathryn May (Reed) Van Otten passed away in Salem, Oregon on September 24, 2014. She was born on May 4, 1923 in Baker, Louisiana to Charlie and Ruby (Bleitz) Reed. Although her parents were originally from Kewanee, Illinois, they spent ...

Ronna Mae Knight

Memorial service for Ronna Mae Knight, of Corvallis, formerly of Independence, is Oct. 9 at 2 p.m. at NW Hills Community Church, 3300 NW Walnut, Corvallis. Contributions are suggested to Benton Hospice or the Corvallis Duplicate Bridge Club in care ...

Barbara Gorman

Dallas

Barbara Gorman, 69, of Dallas died Sept. 22 in McMinnville. She was born in Silverton to Harold & Ann (Hoffort) Anderson. Barbara married Johnnie “John” Gorman on Sept. 18, 1965. She was in banking and had advanced to administrative assistant ...

Wynona A. Trick

Dallas

Wynona A. Trick, 93, of Dallas died Monday in Dallas. She was born to Carrol and Muriel Long in Centerville, Iowa. Wynona went on to nursing school and became a nurse in Denver. She met Virgil Trick in Denver and ...

Wynona A. Trick

Dallas

Wynona A. Trick, 93, of Dallas died Sept. 29 in Dallas. She was born to Carrol and Muriel Long in Centerville, Iowa. Wynona went on to nursing school and became a nurse in Denver. She met Virgil Trick in Denver ...

Fern Kirkman Rogers

Salem, formerly of Dallas

Fern Kirkman Rogers, 96, of Salem, formerly of Dallas, died Sept. 25. She was born in Idaho to June (Junious) and Flossie Kirkman. She enjoyed playing girls basketball in high school and was an assistant coach with the junior high ...

Barbara Gorman

Dallas

Barbara Gorman Nov. 1, 1944 – Sept. 22, 2014 Barbara Gorman, 69, of Dallas died Sept. 22 in McMinnville. She was born in Silverton to Harold and Ann (Hoffort) Anderson. Barbara married Johnnie “John” Gorman on Sept. 18, 1965. She ...

Norma Jean Billings

Grand Ronde

Norma Jean Billings, 70, of Grand Ronde died Sept. 29. She was born in McMinnville to Jasper and Blanche (Ford) Lillard. Norma was a lifetime Oregon resident. She graduated from Willamina High School. She married Alvin Billings in Willamina on ...

Brandon Eric Keightley (Walters)

Salem, formerly of Dallas

Brandon Eric Keightley (Walters), 29, of Salem, formerly of Dallas, died Sept. 29. He was born in Santa Barbara, Calif., to Mark Eric Walters and Tamara Sue Gardner Keightley. Brandon moved to Oregon and graduated from Morrison School in 2003. ...

James Adam Beck

Falls City

James Adam Beck, 57, of Falls City died Sept. 23 in Falls City. He was born in Baltimore to Raymond and Mary Johnson Beck. As a child, he moved to Colorado and then to Coos Bay. He met Karen Campbell ...

Thomas Edward Harris

Salem, formerly of Dallas

Thomas Edward Harris, 73, of Salem, formerly of Dallas, died Sept. 30 in Salem. He was born in Long Beach, Calif., to Carl Esley and Mabel Lillian Rasmassen Harris. Thomas lived many years in California, where he worked for the ...

Whitney Jo Ann Brouse

Independence

Whitney Jo Ann Brouse, 30, of Independence died Sept. 30. Whitney was a vivacious and fun-loving young woman with a heart of gold. She was a caregiver and thought of others first. Those who knew her well and even those ...

Patricia (Patty) Ann Bradford

Monmouth

Patty Bradford passed away peacefully on Sept. 25, 2014 in the comfort of her home in Monmouth, Oregon of complications from a recent stroke. Pat was born in Stockton, California to Marvin and Hazel Wendt on May 22, 1936. She ...

Ronna Mae Knight

Corvallis, formerly of Salem and Independence

Ronna Mae Knight, passed away on Monday after a long and courageous fifteen year battle with cancer. She was in her home, surrounded by her family. She was born in Ontario, Oregon on June 12, 1937 to Roland and Edna ...

Marilynn Bowman Miller

Dallas

Marilynn Bowman Miller, 90, of Dallas died Friday. She was born at the home of her parents, Thomas Isaac and LaVerne Kayler Bowman. She married Bryce LeRoy Miller on Feb. 1, 1945, and they were married for more than 50 ...

Reinhold Horst

Monmouth

Reinhold Horst, 84, of Monmouth died Saturday. He was born to Leopold and Maria Horst in Elgin, N.D. Viewing is Friday from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Farnstrom Mortuary in Independence. Memorial service will follow at 2 p.m. at Salem ...

Claire MacCarthy

Monmouth

Claire MacCarthy, 90, of Monmouth died Sunday. She was born in Newberg to Gover and Florence Rogers. She grew up in Newberg. Claire graduated from the University of Oregon. She married Eugene MacCarthy in June 1948. Survivors include her son, ...

Dwight W. Hildenbrand

Monmouth

Dwight W. Hildenbrand, 74, of Monmouth died Saturday. He was born in Marshfield to Dorothy and Elmer Hildenbrand. Dwight graduated from Central High School in 1958. He married Carolyn Hamilton on April 30, 1960. He worked at Independence Auto Parts ...

Elena Ojeda

Monmouth

Elena Ojeda, 85, longtime Monmouth resident, died Oct. 1 in Keizer. Service is Thursday at 1 p.m. at Church of our Lord Jesus Christ, 485 S. Seventh St., Independence. Interment will be at Hilltop Cemetery in Independence. Farnstrom Mortuary, Independence, ...

Dorothy Edith Green Gunter

Dallas

Dorothy Edith Green Gunter (Anderson), 90, of Dallas died Oct. 6 in Dallas. She was born in Pocatello, Idaho, to Golden Hyrum Green and Dolly Edith Kendall Green. Although Dorothy believed strongly in mothers staying home with their children, she ...

Florence Louise Trachsel Schmitke

Dallas

Florence Louise Trachsel Schmitke, 97, of Dallas died Thursday. She was born to Carl and Louise Staehle Trachsel in Portland. Florence grew up on a dairy farm in Reedville and graduated from Hillsboro High School. She attended Linfield College in ...

Elena Ojeda

Independence

Elena Ojeda, 85, of Independence died Oct. 1. She was born in Perry, Kan., and was raised in Salamanca, Guanajuato, Mexico. Elena returned to the United States in 1979 along with her children, Manuel, Antonio and Lucia, and settled in ...

Reinhold Leo Horst

Monmouth

Reinhold Leo Horst, 84, of Monmouth died Oct. 4. He was born in Elgin, N.D., to Leopold and Maria Horst. After graduating from Elgin High School, Reinhold married Marjorie Hafner on Sept. 19, 1954, in Elgin. They had two children. ...

William Lee Slater

Dallas

William (Bill) Lee Slater, 61, of Dallas died Oct. 6 in Dallas. He was born in Alameda, Calif., to William Ray and Barbara Joyce Slater. Bill married Pamela Jean McCann on June 2, 1971, in Irvington, Calif. He served his ...

Don Kinion

Monmouth, formerly of Dallas

Don Kinion, 88, of Monmouth, formerly of Dallas, died Oct. 8. He was born in Dallas and was raised on a farm on Pioneer Loop outside of Dallas. Don joined the U.S. Navy before he finished high school and served ...

Joyce Jeannette Teters

Silver Springs, Nev.

Joyce Jeannette (Johnson) Teters, 89, of Silver Springs, Nev., died Sept. 27 in Reno, Nev. She was born in Wausa, Neb., to Martin and Caroline (Persson) Johnson. The Johnson family moved in 1934 to Rickreall, where they established a family ...

Joe Haener

Federal Way, Wash., formerly of Independence

Joe Haener, 53, of Federal Way, Wash., formerly of Independence, died Oct. 5 in Federal Way. He was born in Corvallis to Ron Haener and Shirley Storm. Joe was raised by his parents, Ron and Janis Haener, on their Independence ...

Dr. L. Carl Brandhorst

Monmouth

Carl Brandhorst, 85, of Monmouth died Oct. 9 while vacationing in Show Low, Ariz. He was born at home to Dr. Carl T. and Louise A. (Koeneke) Brandhorst in Bremen, Kan. Carl taught in Lutheran schools for 15 years. He ...

Jedson Dalton

Independence

Jedson Dalton, 80, of Independence died Oct. 14 in Independence. He was born in Monago, N.D., to Anton and Minnie Forner. No service is planned. Farnstrom Mortuary, Independence, handled arrangements. To send an online tribute: www.FarnstromMortuary.com.

Frederick Anthony McClure Jr.

Falls City

Frederick Anthony McClure Jr., 45, of Falls City died Oct. 7. He was born in Sonora, Calif., to Frederick Anthony Sr. and Lee Meyers. At a young age Fred moved to Salem and attended school there. After high school he ...

Elaine Lavonne Zeiszler

Independene

Elaine Lavonne Zeiszler, 69, of Independence died Oct. 12 in Salem. She was born in San Diego. Elaine had lived in Oregon since the early 1950s. She married Peter Zeiszler on June 14, 1983, in Lake Tahoe, Calif. Survivors include ...

Marion 'Mary' Davidson

Independence

Marion Davidson, 90, of Independence, a Grand Ronde Tribal Elder, died Oct. 20 in Independence. She had lived with her daughter, Joannie West, for the past 12 years. She was born in Wiley City, Wash., to Adeline Menard and Wilbur ...

Vernita Arlene Bernardo

Dallas

Vernita Arlene Bernardo, 93, of Dallas died Oct. 19 in Salem. She was born in Seattle to Robert and Arlene Bishop Antes. She traveled from Seattle by train to the southern United States to marry George Bernardo before he left ...

Steven G. Fink Jr.

Medford, formerly of Dallas

Steven G. Fink Jr., 44, formerly of Dallas, died Oct. 22 in Medford. He was born in Salem to Steve Sr. and Suzan Fink. Steven “Stevie” grew up in Dallas and graduated from Dallas High School in 1989. He joined ...

Lillian Pauline Humphreys

Independence

Lillian Humphreys, 89, of Independence died Thursday at Willamette Valley Hospice in West Salem from complications from a fall. She was born to Karl and Margaret Jensen, the first of her family to be born in the United States. Her ...

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