Obituaries for October 2015

Obituary

Warner 'Sparky' Riley Atkins Jr.

Dallas

Warner Riley “Sparky” Atkins Jr., 52, of Dallas, died Monday. He was born to Warner Atkins Sr. and Irma Talley in Prineville. Warner had worked in construction and retired in 2012. He was a big teddy bear with a heart ...

Dannie 'Dan' Ray White

Dallas

Dannie “Dan” Ray White, 61, of Dallas, died Sept. 29. He had a long battle with cardio vascular disease. He was born in Sacramento, Calif., to Jessie Lee and Shirley Ann White. Dan married the love of his life, Patricia ...

Kenneth W. Jacobson

Dallas

Kenneth W. Jacobson, 94, of Dallas, died Sept. 29. He was born in Vancouver, Wash. Ken, also known as “Jake” by some, had lived in Dallas for 68 years. He married Velda Fettis of Vancouver on Sept. 11, 1942. Ken ...

Michael David Gardner

Dallas

Michael David Gardner, 67, of Dallas, died on Sept. 26. He was born in Greeley, Colo., to Claude and Shirley Gardner. Mike served in the Army 101st Airborne as a paratrooper during Vietnam. Mike married Sandy Reed on Jan. 27, ...

Karen Klein-Moellenberndt

Dallas

Karen Kelin-Moellenberndt, 64, of Dallas, died Sept. 25 in Dallas following a long illness. She was born in Hennepin, Minn., to John and Sophie Klein. The Kleins lived in Illinois where Karen spent most of her early childhood. Karen married ...

Harland Chester Buhler

Honey Brook, Pa.

Harland Chester Buhler, 86, of Honey Brook, Pa., died Aug. 13. He was born in Dallas to Cornelius and Martha Buhler. Harland graduated from Dallas High School in 1946 and then served two years in the Navy as an electronics ...

Ruth Diana Rice

Salem

Ruth Diana Rice, 95, of Salem, died Sept. 17 in Salem. She was born in Healdsburg, Calif., to William Carroll Miller and Alura Cutler Miller. In 1924, the Miller family moved to Provo, Utah. As a child, Ruth studied piano ...

Viola E. Voth

Portland

Viola E. Voth, 93, of Portland died Sept. 6. She was born to Ed and Florence Schneider of Dallas. Vi graduated from Dallas High School and attended Salt Creek Baptist Church, where she met and later married Irvin Voth. They ...

Lawrence Fredrick Wildman

Dallas

Lawrence Fredrick Wildman, 69, of Dallas, died Sept. 24 in Dallas. He was born to William Olin Wildman and Frances Lorraine Harper Wildman in Tampa, Fla. He graduated from Newberg High School in 1964 and Oregon State University in 1968. ...

David John Hunter

Dallas

David John Hunter, 70, of Dallas, died Sept. 27 in Dallas. He was born in Spokane, Wash., to Don and Mary Hunter. He was raised with four siblings, Jim, Doug, Dale and Nancy. At an early age, he came to ...

James 'Jim' L. Pollard

Dallas

James L. “Jim” Pollard, 89, of Dallas, died Sept. 19 in Salem. He was born to John and Pricey Pauley in West Virginia and raised in Kentucky. He married Mary Jane in November of 1956, and they had five children. ...

Darlene 'Dolly' M. Thielsen

Dallas

Darlene “Dolly” M. Thielsen, 75, of Dallas, died Friday in Dallas. She was born in Michigan City, Ind., to Leo and Mary Spencer Block. She worked as a supervisor in housekeeping for the Rouse Company, retiring in 1998. Dolly came ...

James Costello

Albany

February 1946 – September 2015 James Costello of Albany, grew up in Independence and attended Central High School, Western Oregon State College, now Western Oregon University, and Oregon State University. James was a teacher and educator in the Albany School ...

Ruby Etta Baxter Woods

Monmouth

Ruby Etta Baxter Woods, 89, of Monmouth died Sept. 17. She was born in Webb City, Okla., to Jesse and Pearl Baxter and moved to Tucson, Ariz., at age 4 where she spent the majority of her life. Ruby had ...

Bernard 'Bink' LeRoy Timmons

Independence

Bernard LeRoy Timmons, known to everyone as “Bink,” 75, of Independence died Sept. 20 in Salem. He was born in Gandy, Neb., to Nelson and Noma Timmons. Bink spent a short time in Nebraska before his family relocated to Independence ...

Robert V. Story

Hermiston, formerly of Dallas

Robert V. Story, 95, of Hermiston, formerly of Dallas, died Sept. 28 in Hermiston. He was born in Airlie to Robert Grant Story and Gladys Mabel Liggett Story. Robert married Aldeen Mae Cooper on March 28, 1942 in Dallas. He ...

James M. Hayes

Dallas

James M. Hayes, 98, of Dallas died Oct. 2 in Salem. He was born in Onida, S.D., to Jesse Tyler and Florence Jordan Hayes. He married Thelma Stetter on May 8, 1947 in Vancouver, Wash. Together, they moved to Dallas ...

Robert A. Fitzgerald Sr.

Carlton

Robert A. Fitzgerald Sr., 59, of Carlton, died Thursday, after having fought a long and hard battle against cancer. He had spent the past six months with his brother, Larry. Robert spent most of his life working in plywood and ...

Reece Alexzander Davis

Dallas

REECE ALEXZANDER DAVIS, 1, died Tuesday, October 6, 2015 in Dallas. He was born on June 27, 2014. Reece was loved and adored by all who knew him. He always had a smile on his face and loved to laugh. ...

Corinne 'Cori' Jean Kershner Hatch

Henderson, Nev.

Jesus has called "Our" beloved "Cori" Corinne Jean Kershner Hatch, home following a battle with brain cancer. She had been living in Henderson, Nev. Cori inspired us all with her spiritual strength, kind heart and positive giving nature. Cori made ...

Marianne Gamboni

Salem

Marianne Gamboni, 69, of Salem, died Oct. 14 in Salem of congestive heart failure. She was born in Oakland, Calif., to Conrad and Elizabeth Gamboni. Marianne grew up in Piedmont, Calif. She attended Santa Barbara University, where she was a ...

Ruth Diana Rice

Salem

Memorial service for Ruth Diana Rice, 95, of Salem, is Friday at 2 p.m. at Capital Manor Auditorium in West Salem. Private interment is at Belcrest Memorial Cemetery. Contributions are suggested to any of these organizations: Western Oregon University Foundation, ...

Evelyn Loretta (McDonald) Robinson

Scio, formerly of Lebanon

Evelyn Loretta (McDonald) Robinson, 97, of Scio, formerly of Lebanon died Oct. 5 in Albany. She was born in Dallas to Grover and Dena (Butz) McDonald. She was raised in Dallas and graduated from Dallas High School in 1936. Evelyn ...

Melvina M. Carssow

Dallas

Melvina M. Carssow, 91, of Dallas, died Friday in Salem. She was born in Angelus, Kan., to Nicklaus and Mary Kamphaus Schiltz. She met Boyd Harley Carssow while he was in the military. They were married on Feb. 2, 1944, ...

Robert Clyde Walker

Dallas

Robert Clyde Walker, 92, of Dallas, died Friday in Dallas. He was born to Henry Clyde Walker and Ethel Mae Shippy Walker in Goldendale, Wash. Bob attended school and graduated in Goldendale. He then moved to Portland to attend Barber ...

Jaki Bechtold

La Pine

Jaki Bechtold, 80, of La Pine, formerly of Valsetz and Salem, died Monday in Bend. Services are pending with Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center, 503-623-2325.

Marilyn May Nelson

Salem

Marilyn May Nelson, 72, of Salem, died Oct. 10 in Salem. Marilyn loved going shopping, to coffee, karaoke, night clubs, and church on Sundays. She was a member of Dayspring Fellowship Church in Keizer, and truly enjoyed her church family. ...

Carol Ann Bradley Fleming

Independence

Carol Ann Bradley Fleming, 56, of Independence, died Oct. 9. She was born in Fresno, Calif., to Edwin Lewis and Irma Louise Ulrich Bradley. Carol worked for Suburban Propane in Fresno as a receptionist and moved to Oregon 20 years ...

Theodore 'Ted' David LaVoie

Monmouth

Theodore David LaVoie, 69, of Monmouth, died Oct. 21 in Monmouth. He was born to David and Joyce LaVoie in Pequot, Minn. His boyhood years were spent on farms in Pine River and Backus, Minn. In 1963, at the age ...

Lee DeSaulnier

Dallas

Pastor Lee DeSaulnier, 85, of Dallas died Thursday in Salem. Lee served as pastor at the Pedee Evangelical Church from 1992 until he retired in 1995. Service is Saturday at 12:30 p.m. at the Dallas Alliance Church. Visitation is Friday ...

'Critter' Charles 'Charlie' Delbert Peterson

Falls City

“Critter” Charles “Charlie” Delbert Peterson, 56, of Falls City died Oct. 15 in Falls City. He was born in Sacramento, Calif., to Denver Ray and Irene Neuhauser Peterson. Critter worked for Whites and Rexius Trucking Companies as a mechanic and ...

John Penn Letterman

Dallas, formerly of Falls City

John Penn Letterman, 87, of Dallas, formerly of Falls City, died Oct. 20 in Dallas. He was born in Falls City to William Penn and Marian Hope Bennett Letterman. He lived in Falls City most of his life until moving ...

Jaki Bechtold

La Pine, formerly of Salem

Jaki Bechtold, 80, of La Pine, formerly of Salem, died in Bend on Oct. 19. She was born in Portland to David and Bobbie Blettel. Jaki was raised in Monterey, Calif., and graduated from high school in Yreka, Calif. Jaki ...

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