Obituaries for February 2015

Obituary

Ruth Louise Hoekstre

Dallas

Ruth Louise Hoekstre, 79, of Dallas died Jan. 26 in Salem. She was born in Newberg to Case and Louise Schick Barendrecht. Ruth attended school in Rickreall and at Dallas High. She married John J. Hoekstre in Dallas on Oct. ...

Delpha O'Harra Daniel

Falls City

Celebration of life open house and potluck for Delpha O’Harra Daniel of Falls City will be Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. in Independence. Call Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center at 503-623-2325 for address.

Mary Louise Ridgeway

Keizer, formerly of Sheridan

Mary Louise Ridgeway, 93, of Keizer, formerly of Sheridan, died Jan. 25. She was born in Cheyenne, Wyo. In 1924, at the age of 3, she moved by train with her family to homestead in Sheridan. Mary graduated from Sheridan ...

Shawn Michael Howard

Lake Oswego, formerly of Dallas

Shawn Michael Howard, 41, of Lake Oswego, formerly of Dallas, died Saturday. Services are pending with Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center, www.dallastribute.com.

Mary C. Bailey

Mary went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on February 2nd. She was born to Eva and James Flory on their family farm in Palmdale, PA and later moved to Royersford, PA. After graduating high school ...

Ricardo Trevino

Salem, formerly of Independence

Ricardo Trevino Oct. 11, 1951 – Jan. 30, 2015 Ricardo Trevino, 63, of Salem, formerly of Independence, died Friday in Salem. Survivors include his wife, Gloria; mother, Victoria; sons, Andy and Michael; brothers, Luis, Oscar, Enrique and Armando; sister, Olga; ...

'Viv' Olive Edith Jackson

Dallas

“Viv” Olive Edith Jackson, 87, of Dallas died Jan. 21 in Dallas. She was born in Selly Oak, Birmingham, England, to Leonard Oscar and Rose Lillian Williams Bruton. While Viv was working at a factory in England she met a ...

Marie S. Barnhart

Monmouth

Marie S. Barnhart, 77, of Monmouth died Jan. 29 in Salem. She was born in Klamath Falls to Howard Dayton Barnhart and Vera Mae Seeds Barnhart. Marie had been in the care of Partnerships in Community Living Inc. (PCL) for ...

Jeanne Mary Gotts

Dallas

Jeanne Mary Gotts, 86, of Dallas died Thursday. She was born in Waterbury, Conn., to Hugh and Hazel. She spent most of her growing-up years between Connecticut and Florida. She loved the theater and was trained as a ballerina. She ...

Jerry Lee Flug

Monmouth

Jerry Lee Flug, 78, longtime Monmouth resident, died Jan. 21 in Clackamas following a long battle with Alzheimer’s. He was born in Watertown, S.D., to Jack and Agnes Flug. Jerry graduated from Reedsport High School, where he competed in football, ...

Shawn Michael Howard

Lake Oswego, formerly of Dallas

Shawn Michael Howard, 41, of Lake Oswego, formerly of Dallas, died Jan. 31. He was born in Salem to Jack and Jeannine Howard. Shawn attended schools in Dallas and graduated from Dallas High School in 1991. He attended Oregon State ...

Ricardo Trevino

Salem, formerly of Independence

Ricardo Trevino, 63, of Salem, formerly of Independence, died Jan. 30. He was born in Robstown, Texas, to Victoria and Luis Trevino. His family migrated to Independence in 1961. Ricardo worked the fields every day to help support his family. ...

Gene Lavon Arehart

Dallas

Gene Lavon Arehart, 72, of Dallas died Feb. 3 in Molalla. He was born in Lebanon to Jesse Edward and Fay Ila Sylvester Arehart. Gene graduated from Lebanon High School and entered the Army shortly thereafter. He served until 1962 ...

Russell 'Coon' R. Henry Jr.

Dallas

Russell “Coon” Raymond Henry Jr., 86, longtime resident of the Dallas area, died Jan. 30 in Salem. He was born in Toledo to Russell and Virginia Henry. Coon graduated from high school, and worked in logging and with heavy equipment ...

Billie Patricia Cook

Dallas

Billie Patricia Cook, 67, longtime Dallas resident, died Friday. She was born in Salem. Billie had spent many years working as a waitress at various places around town. She loved getting to know her customers. Survivors include her husband, Stephen ...

Nellie Newland Bitzer

Gladstone, formerly of Dallas and Falls City

Nellie Newland Bitzer, 100, formerly of Dallas and Falls City, died Feb. 4 in Gladstone. She was born in Neosha County, Kan., to Charles and Carolyn Chard. Nellie married George W. Newland on April 18, 1931, in Girard, Kan. They ...

James Lloyd Kutz

Dallas

James Lloyd Kutz, 49, of Dallas died Friday. He was born in San Antonio to Jerry and Jan (Ottenwess) Kutz. James moved to Oregon and worked as a mechanic, painter and, at one time, a logger. He married Becky (Peel) ...

Michael Darrah Young

Monmouth

Michael Darrah Young, 45, of Monmouth died Thursday. He had bravely faced the challenge of epilepsy throughout his life. He was born in Portland and was raised on the family farm in rural Buena Vista, where he learned to buck ...

Robert Edward Scharf

Bob Scharf, age 96, the son of John Edward (E.J.) and Ruth Scharf, was born in Salem, Oregon. He lived near Eldridge, and after graduation from the 8th grade in 1933, his family moved to the “home place” farm, 1½ ...

Paul Patterson

Dallas

Paul Patterson, 60, of Dallas died Thursday, Feb. 12 from cancer. He was born to Henry and Marilyn Patterson. Survivors include his wife, Sue; daughter, Kelly (Zach) Knudsvig; brother; Mark; and one grandson. Celebration of Life is Monday, Feb. 16 ...

Ethel Mae Barnett

Monmouth

Ethel Mae Barnett, 94, of Monmouth died Jan. 28 in Monmouth. She was born in Brooklyn, Iowa, to Edward and Eva Mae Breneman. Ethel graduated from Brooklyn High School in 1938 and from nursing school at Iowa Lutheran Hospital in ...

Preston James Wallis

Portland, formerly of Dallas

Preston James Wallis, 87, of Portland, formerly of Dallas, died Feb. 5. He was born to Clyde and Vena Wallis in Carniege, Okla. Preston moved to the West Coast as a child. He lived in Independence and then Dallas, where ...

Pauline Robinson

Dallas

Pauline Robinson, 85, of Dallas died Feb. 10 in Dallas. She was born in Spokane, Wash., to Frederick R. Blackwell and Brenda Warn Blackwell. Pauline grew up in Lewiston, Idaho, and Spokane. She graduated from Lewis and Clark High School ...

Harvey Classen

Dallas

Harvey Classen, 84, of Dallas died Jan. 25. He was born in Meade, Kan., to George and Agnes Classen. Harvey remembered the Great Depression and dust storms that caused his family to move to Washington and California before settling in ...

Betty Eileen Randolph

Independence, formerly of Sweet Home

Betty Eileen Randolph, 87, of Independence, formerly of Sweet Home, died Feb. 10 in Independence. She was born in Scotts Mills to Wiley and May (Yoder) Dimick. Betty spent her early years in Sweet Home, where she graduated from high ...

Jerry Allan Bartchy

Dallas

Jerry Allan Bartchy, 61, of Dallas died Feb. 11 in Salem. He was born in Tillamook to Jerald L. and Wanda Anderson Bartchy. Jerry graduated from Dallas High School as a part of the Class of 1971. He served his ...

Mary Louise King

Bend, formerly of Dallas

Mary Louise “Marylou” King, 78, of Bend, formerly of Dallas, died Feb. 8 in Bend. She was born in Los Angeles to Joseph and Ruth Meakin. Marylou graduated from Fullerton High School in 1955 and worked for the phone company ...

Paul Patterson

Paul Patterson, 60, of Dallas died Thursday. He was born to Henry and Marilyn Patterson. Survivors include his wife, Sue; daughter, Kelly (Zach) Knudsvig; brother, Mark; and one grandson. Celebration of his life was Monday at Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center. ...

Dolores Marie Davis

Dallas

Dolores Marie Davis, 73, of Dallas died Friday in Salem. She was born in Gervais to Olen and Pearl Hammons. Dolores grew up in Grand Ronde, Sheridan and Willamina. The family picked crops in the Willamette Valley, primarily in Polk, ...

Jerome 'Jerry' Alan Rutten

Dallas

Jerome “Jerry” Alan Rutten, 50, of Dallas died Jan. 25 in Salem from complications related to his heart with his love by his side. He was born in Hiawatha, Kan., to Leonard and Bonnie Rutten. Jerry had worked at Dallas ...

Rose Marjorie Martin

Portland, formerly of Dallas

Rose Marjorie Martin, 97, of Portland, formerly of Dallas, died Feb. 14 in Portland. She was born to Joseph and Celia “Gilbert” Perry. Rose was raised in Shaw and graduated from Aumsville High School. She married Harry Martin Jr. in ...

Carol V. Cable

Monmouth

Carol V. Cable, 80, of Monmouth died unexpectedly Feb. 17. He was born and raised in the Pendleton area to Clark and Mabel Cable. Carol graduated from high school in Helix. He attended Linfield College and was a graduate of ...

Ted D. Baimbridge

Monmouth

Ted D. Baimbridge, 72, of Monmouth, died Thursday from leukemia/lymphoma. He was born in Oakland to Dale S. Baimbridge and Maxine M. Haines Baimbridge. He graduated from Oakland High School in 1960 and attended the University of Oregon, Boise Bible ...

'Ann' Annamae Dunton

Dallas

“Ann” Annamae Dunton, 87, of Dallas died Feb. 8 in Dallas. She was born in Dennison, Kan., to Harry and Anna Harrell. Ann married Elmore Leston Dunton on June 15, 1947, in Portland. She had worked as a clerk typist. ...

Esther 'Violet' LaVone Yungen

Salem

Esther Violet LaVone Yungen, 99, of Salem died Thursday in Salem. She was born in Bridgeport, Neb., to Oscar Alfred Larson and Anna Wilhelmina (Anderson) Larson. Violet married Robert Fredrick Yungen on Feb. 16, 1947, in Dallas. They were married ...

Jimmy Martinez Amaya

Hillsboro, formerly of Independence

Jimmy Martinez Amaya, 69, of Hillsboro, formerly of Independence, died Feb. 15 in Hillsboro. He was born in Edinberg, Texas, to Santiago and Cresencia Amaya. Jimmy, his parents and siblings migrated from Texas to Oregon in March 1961. The family ...

Roger Philip Kershner

Albany, formerly of Monmouth and Independence area

Roger Philip Kershner, 86, of Albany, died Feb. 11 following a brief illness. He had lived in the Monmouth and Independence area for more than 20 years. He was born to Jess and Frances Kershner in Concordia, Kan. As part ...

Margo Read

Dallas

A gathering to celebrate Margo’s life will be held Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m. at Redhawk Vineyard and Winery, 2995 Michigan City Ave. NW, located in the West Salem hills.

Evalynne Joy Clark

Richland, Washington

Evalynne Joy Clark lived for only five hours and was welcomed with love by parents and family members. All Eva Joy ever felt in this life was love. She was born to Kyler and Madi Clark in Richland, Wash. Survivors ...

Wilda Loranena Lake

Willamina

Wilda Loranena Lake, 79, of Willamina died Feb. 16. She was born in Akron, Colo., to Dennis and Wilma (Maddox) Gray. Wilda married the love of her life, Arthur G. Lake, in Reno, Nev., on April 15, 1957. She was ...

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