Obituaries for February 2016

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Robert L. Comella

Dallas

Robert “Bob” Comella, 87, of Dallas died Jan. 24 in Dallas. He was born in Portland and attended high school at Benson Technical School. During his youth, he spent a good amount of time at the Oaks Park Roller Rink, ...

Berna Dene Howry

Dallas

Berna Dene Howry, 94, of Dallas died Jan. 24 in Dallas. She was born in Englewood, Kan., to Frank and Vera Walker. After high school, she attended business college in Dodge City, Kan., and worked in the Ashland Selective Service ...

Clyde Bruce Pruett

Dallas

Clyde Bruce Pruett, 85, of Dallas died Jan. 25 in Dallas. He was born in Bakersfield, Calif., to Burton and Clarice Miller Pruett. At the age of 9, Bruce moved with his family to Marion. He worked in the fields ...

Lt. Col. David Malcolm Fry (ret)

Buena Vista

Lt. Col. David Malcolm Fry (ret) April 11, 1922 – Jan. 27, 2016 David M. Fry, 93, of Buena Vista, died Jan. 27. He was born in Taft, Calif., to Malcolm and Sara Fry. David served his country through war ...

Arianna Mattson

Dallas

Arianna Mattson, 12, of Dallas died Friday. Celebration of her life is Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Sundial Mobile Home Park Community Center, 2300 Lancaster Drive SE, in Salem. Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center handled arrangements.

Amelia Rose Delaney

Dallas

AMELIA ROSE DELANEY, 86, a resident of Dallas died Thursday, January 28, 2016. She was born on May 2, 1929 in Newberg, Oregon the daughter of Harry Pierce and Mathilda Gemaehlich. She was the eighth of ten children and the ...

Gregory Allen Ray

Salem

Gregory Allen Ray, 60, of Salem, died Jan. 5 in Salem. He was born to Richard Lee Ray and Irene Rose (Hein) Ray in Dallas. Gregory worked in the RV business for almost 40 years before retiring. He was a ...

Ian Craig McDougall

Dallas

Ian Craig McDougall, 79, died Jan. 31 in Salem. He was born in Glendale, Calif., and graduated from Glendale Community College. He earned a bachelor’s degree in public administration and a master’s degree in city and regional planning from the ...

James 'Jim' H. Weidman

Dallas

James “Jim” H. Weidman, 80, of Dallas died Feb. 2 in Dallas. He was born in Withee, Wis., to Ralph and Eva Hoage Weidman. Jim graduated from Withee High School in 1954 with an athletic scholarship to the University of ...

Sharron Rose Frampton Kremer

Dallas

Sharron Rose Frampton Kremer, 70, of Dallas died Feb. 3 in Dallas. She was born in Tillamook to Marion and Leta Gillespie Frampton. Sharron grew up in Garibaldi, Rockaway Beach, Nehalem, and Newberg. She worked as a data entry processor. ...

Ada 'Fay' Baumgartner

Monmouth

Fay Baumgartner, 90, of Monmouth died Friday. She was born to Louise Rozelle Putnam and Franklin Perry Cunningham in Drain on the same farm that her great-grandparents, Rozelle Applegate and Charles Frederick Putnam, had homesteaded circa 1848. Fay grew up ...

'Sandi' Sandra Jean Grewe

Dallas

“Sandi” Sandra Jean Grewe, 76, of Dallas died Feb. 3. For the past 13 years, Dallas has been her home. At her request, there will be no service held. Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center handled arrangements. To send an online tribute: ...

María Madealena Ortega

Nuestra querida madre María Madealena Ortega será extrañada. Nació en Manzanillo Colima México. Dedico su vida a Jehová el 24 de Junio de 1990, se esforzó por darle lo mejor a Jehová durante 26 años, fue muy feliz cuando sirvió ...

Emile Theodore Plude

Independence

Emile was honored at “The Last Flight” ice cream social (Ice Cream Emile’s favorite) at the Pink House Café in Independence. Over 120 friends attended. The Café was adorned with pictures of the different stages of his life — all ...

Rod Shepard

Rod Shepard, 68, of Dallas died Monday in Dallas. Celebration of Rod's life is Feb. 20 at 2 p.m. at the Nesmith Readiness Center, 12830 Westview Dr., in Dallas. Contributions are suggested to Wounded Warrior Foundation in care of Dallas ...

Phillips Floreine

Independence

Floreine Merced Phillips, 91, of Independence died Feb. 7 in Independence. She was born to David and Clara Howard in Tacoma, Wash. Floreine’s life will be celebrated privately at a later date. Farnstrom Mortuary in Independence handled arrangements. To send ...

Alan Ralph King

Dallas

Alan Ralph King, 55, of Dallas died Feb. 11 in Salem. He had been fighting pancreatic cancer since October. He had been employed at River Bend Sand and Gravel in Salem for close to 15 years. He took a lot ...

Kenneth Eugene Moles

Monmouth

No Mere Flight of Fancy. From the age of 12 (when he got to ride in a Ford tri-motor plane at an air show near his home town of Shenandoah, IA) until his recent death at the age of 98, ...

Rod Shepard

Dallas

Rod Shepard, 68, of Dallas died Feb. 8 in Dallas. He was born in Prineville to Thomas and Eunice Shepard. Rod graduated from Mapleton High School in 1965. He attended Oregon State University, Oregon Technical Institute and Oregon College of ...

Gary Bob Weigel

Dallas

Gary Bob Weigel, 72, of Dallas died Feb. 9 in Dallas. He was born in Salem to Loy Earl and Shirley Modesta Mode Weigel. Gary graduated from Central High School in 1961, and served in the Army reserves for several ...

E.A. 'Buck' Buchanan

Dallas

E.A. "Buck" Buchanan, 92, of Dallas died Friday in Salem. He was born in Burns. Service is pending and arrangements are being handled by Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center, 503-623-2325.

Jack Walter Stoops

Monmouth

With great sadness, his family announces that Jack W. Stoops passed away on January 19, 2016, after a short battle with lung cancer, complicated by congestive heart failure. His family will carry the memories of his love, kindness and zest ...

Robert 'Bob' Francis Feldman

West Salem

Robert "Bob" Francis Feldman, 83, of West Salem died Monday. He was born in Portland to Harry T. and Margaret Feldman. He was raised with his four brothers on their family dairy farm on Fanno Creek in Garden Home. He ...

Earla Mae Cooley

Dallas

Earla Mae Cooley, 82, of Dallas died Feb. 14 in Dallas. She was born in Scott County, Mo., to Cecil and Lela Virginia Christian Watkins. She lived in and around the Dallas area for many years. She had been married ...

Christopher Dobson

Dallas

Christopher Dobson, 65, of Dallas, died Feb. 13 in Dallas from injuries sustained in a fall in his home. He was born in Berkeley, Calif., to Elizabeth and Robert Dobson. Christopher moved to Switzerland with his family in 1959, and ...

Helen Marie Glodt

Salem

Helen Marie Murphy Glodt, 99, of Salem died Feb. 20 in Salem. She was the great-granddaughter of pioneer Rev. John E. Murphy, who gave the land for what is now Western Oregon University, and wife of Salem restauranteur, John T. ...

Ron Haener

Independence

Ron Haener of Independence Oregon, died February 13th in The Dalles Oregon. Ron (or Captain Ron as he was known by many) was born September 27th, 1935 in Salem, Oregon to Ray and Lucy Haener. Ron was preceded in death ...

Hermelinda 'Linda' 'Mellie' (Ruiz) Garcia

Independence

Hermelinda “Linda” “Mellie” (Ruiz) Garcia, 66, of Independence died Feb. 16. She was born and raised in Asherton, Texas, the daughter of Lazarro and Josepha (Alfaro) Ruiz. Linda lived in St. Paul until she moved to Independence with her new ...

Dorothy Marie Wise

Dallas

Dorothy (Meader) Wise, 93, of Dallas died Feb. 9. Known to all as “Dottie,” she was born to Mark F. and Lulu (Miles) Meader in Mt. Morris, Ill. She was a seventh-generation American descended from John Meader who arrived in ...

John David Finkbeiner

Dallas

John David Finkbeiner, 79, of Dallas, died Feb. 12. He was born in Vancouver, Wash., to Chester and Marguerite (Mowry) Finkbeiner. John attended Wenatchee, Wash., schools and later attended Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho, where he met his wife, ...

Elmer 'Buck' Buchanan

Dallas

Elmer “Buck” Buchanan, 92, of Dallas died Feb. 12 in Salem. He was born in Burns to Harold and Laura McFadden. Later in life Buck was adopted by his stepfather Roy Buchanan and was known by that name all of ...

Sethan Sprague

Sethan Sprague, 31, of Salem, died Feb. 16. Seth was the first child in a large and blended family. He graduated from St. Vincent’s Catholic School in sixth grade as valedictorian and graduated from Perrydale High School as salutatorian. After ...

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