Obituaries for May 2016

Obituary

Wesley V. Shenk

Wesley Vernon Shenk, 77, of Willamina, died on April 27. Wes was born in Dupee Valley, Sheridan, to Wesley Elmer and Evelyn Margaret (Ringler) Shenk. Wes graduated from Willamina High School in 1957. After graduation, he and his father partnered ...

Velma Tepper

Velma Tepper, 68, of Las Vegas, died April 25. She was born to Cecil and Margorie Brill in Dallas, and lived in Las Vegas for 13 years. She retired from the financial services industry while living in Salem and Keizer. ...

Sterling James Trowbridge

Sterling James Trowbridge, 63, of Dallas, died on April 24 in Dallas. Sterling was born in Salem to Jimmy and Arlene (Monson) Trowbridge. He graduated from Dallas High School in 1971. On Feb. 9, 1973, he married his high-school sweetheart, ...

Leonard L. Brown

Jan. 13, 1931 – April 26, 2016 Leonard L. Brown, 85, of Sun River, formerly of Dallas, died April 26. He was born in Salem to Archie and Hazel Brink Brown. The Brown family homesteaded in the Willamina area in ...

Robert L. Boswel

A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. on May 14 at the Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center. The Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center is caring for the family.

James Pascoe

James Pascoe, 70, of Albany, died on April 27. Pascoe attended schools in Dallas. At his request, no public services will be held. AAsum-Dufour Funeral Home handled arrangements. To leave an online tribute: www.aasum-dufour.com.

Donald Dean Johnson

Donald Dean Johnson, 84, died on April 22 in Newberg. He was born in Walker, Minn., to George and Edith Johnson. On June 3, 1968, Donald married Catherine Irene Saunders in Michigan. He was a millwright at Mountain Fir Lumber ...

Esther Lena Fast

Esther Lena Fast, 92, of Dallas, died April 28 in the Dallas Retirement Village. She was born in Volt, Mont., to John and Agatha Penner Heinrichs. She graduated from Dallas High School in 1943 as valedictorian. On Sept. 7, 1945, ...

Clarence Frederick Stevens Jr.

Feb. 9, 1925 – April 25, 2016 Clarence F. Stevens Jr., 91, of Monmouth, died on April 25. He was born in Brattleboro, Vt., to Agnes (Murray) and Clarence Frederick Stevens Sr. Clarence lost his father when he was 11 ...

Floyd Bice Sr.

Floyd “Corky” Bice Sr., 75, of Rickreall, died on April 24 in Mt. Angel. Corky was born in Hoshkiss, Colo. His family moved to Rickreall, where they set up Bice Farms. Corky spent his life working on the farm and ...

Helen M. Fisher

Helen Marie Fisher, 74, died April 21. She was born in Falls City to Helen and Ross Bowman. Her daughter, Erin Lynn Fisher, died in 1989. Helen authored “From Erin with Love,” a book about her daughter’s illness and death ...

Jeffrey Randall Holly

Aug. 13, 1970 – April 15, 2016 Jeffrey Randall Holly, 45, of Monmouth, died April 15. He was born in Corvallis to Barbara Jean (Kennick) Holly and Randall Eugene Holly. Jeff was a graduate of Oregon State University with a ...

Lula M. Fulton

Lula Mae Fulton was born to Joseph and Ina Boggs in Spokane, WA on Thursday, May 29, 1941. Lula passed away unexpectedly in Seattle, WA on Monday, April 25, 2016 at the age of 74. As Lula was growing up, ...

Walter Gibson

Walter Gibson, 89, of Keizer, died April 5 in Woodburn. Walt was born in Oakland, Calif., to Lawrence and Ethel (Doolittle) Gibson. Walt went to school in Richmond, Calif. In 1943, Walt enlisted in the Navy, where he spent three ...

Robert Lee Boswell

June 14, 1931 – April 11, 2016 Robert Lee “Bob” Boswell, 84, of Dallas, died April 11. He was born to Harry and Elsie Wayburn Boswell in Maywood, Calif. The family moved to Compton, Calif. Robert graduated from Burbank High ...

Ronald James Voth

Aug. 11, 1936 – April 29, 2016 Ronald James Voth, 79, of Salem, died April 29. He was born in Dallas to Albert C. Voth and Minnie Dyck Voth. Ron was stricken with polio at the age of 13 and ...

Jacklynn Teena Lewetag

Jacklynn Teena Lewetag, 23, of Dallas, died May 4. She graduated from Perrydale High School. Survived by parents, Kenneth and Teena Lewetag, of Dallas; and brother, Zachary Lewetag, of Salem. Restlawn Funeral Home and Memory Gardens handled arrangements.

Patrick Cleavland McGee

Patrick Cleavland McGee, 82, died on April 30. Pat was born to Wallace and Mildred (Fitzgerald) McGee in Long Beach, Calif. Pat graduated from Whittier High School in 1951. He attended Mt. San Antonio College and Western State College of ...

Dorothy Elizabeth Kent

Dorothy Elizabeth Kent, 91, of Dallas, formerly of Salem, died May 3, in Dallas. She was born in Hood River to Oregon Ross and Martha Francis (June) Cooper. She graduated from Hood River High School in 1942. She worked in ...

Beverly A. (Brooks) Tricker

Beverly Ann Tricker, 61, of Independence, died Friday. She was born in Salem to Richard and Pauline (Rambo) Brooks. She excelled at art and singing before graduating from Central High School in 1973. After graduation, Bev met her future husband ...

David E. Hamm

David E. Hamm, 95, of Dallas, died April 9 in Dallas. He was born in Chicago to Henry D. Hamm and Susan Fast Hamm. David graduated from Dallas High School and went on to graduate from the Bible Institute of ...

Valerie Jean Carraher

Valerie Jean Carraher, 66, of Dallas, died on April 23 in Dallas. She was born to George Colling Morgan and Mary Jane Harris in Lewiston, Utah. She worked as a veterinarian assistant. She was married to Ronald E. Carraher on ...

Carson Newton Culbertson

Sept. 11, 1931 – May 1, 2016 Carson “Kit” Newton Culbertson, 84, of Corvallis, formerly of Buena Vista, died on May 1 in Corvallis. Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. on May 21 at New Hope Center, 6225 SW ...

Janet Darrene (Comstock) Leibrant

Janet (Comstock) Leibrant, 81, formerly of Monmouth, died May 4 at her home in Kingman, Ariz. She was born in Salem to Harold and Katrina (Staats) Comstock, of Monmouth, and graduated from Central High School in 1953. Janet served as ...

Lucille Archer

Lucille Archer, 92, of Dallas, died Friday. She was born in Shattick, Okla. She grew up in Vancouver, Wash. She married James Archer in 1941, and moved to Carson, Wash., and then Stevenson, Wash. She was a member of the ...

Alan Lyle McKee

1957 – May 12, 2016 Alan Lyle McKee, 59, died Thursday at home after a two-year battle with cancer. He was born in McMinnville to Alton Lyle and Ardith (Burbach) McKee. He was raised in Amity. Alan was an officer ...

Roger Hall

Roger Hall, 64, died of cancer on May 3 in Vancouver, Wash. Roger was born in Klamath Falls to mother Nancy Hall. At age of 10, he moved to Ashland where he was well known for his athletic achievements. He ...

Isabel Borja Hudson

Isabel (Becky) Borja Hudson, 70, of Keizer, died on May 5. Becky was born in Guam to Andres and Rufina Borja. She graduated from John F. Kennedy High School. She met and married Donald Hudson while living in Guam. They ...

Linda Mae Grizzle

Aug. 6, 1953 – May 6, 2016 Linda Mae Grizzle, 62, died on May 6. There are no services at this time. Farnstrom Mortuary handled arrangements.

Carson Newton Culbertson

Carson “Kit” Newton Culbertson 84, of Corvallis, passed away at home on May 1, 2016. He was born September 11, 1931 at home in Hale, Missouri to parents Olen Ray Culbertson and Ina Lodge (Newton) Culbertson. On May 1, 2016, ...

Frank Albert Arturi

Frank Albert Arturi, 84, formerly of Dallas, died Thursday in Salem. Frank was born in 1931 to Albert and Carmela Bernardo Arturi in Yonkers, N.Y. He served in the U.S. Air Force for three years and participated in the Korean ...

Evelyn Clare Ripplinger

Evelyn Clare Ripplinger, 91, of Dallas, died May 18 in the Dallas Retirement Village. She was in Bellville, Kan., to Cecil and Goldie Thompson Carpenter. She was a member of the St. Philip Catholic Church, and enjoyed swimming at the ...

Patricia Avis Benjamin

Patricia Avis Benjamin, 88, of Dallas, died May 7. She was born in Sunderland, Vt., to Irving and Marjorie (Pike) Thompson. She married Howard Benjamin on Nov. 1, 1945. They moved to Torrance, Calif., with the Thompson family, and then ...

Janet Darrene (Comstock) Leibrant

Janet (Comstock) Leibrant, 81, formerly of Monmouth, died May 4 at her home in Kingman, Ariz. She was born in Salem to Harold and Katrina (Staats) Comstock, of Monmouth, and graduated from Central High School in 1953. Janet served as ...

Evelyn Clare Ripplinger

Evelyn Clare Ripplinger, 91, of Dallas, died May 18 in the Dallas Retirement Village. She was born in Bellville, Kan., to Cecil and Goldie Thompson Carpenter. She was a member of St. Philip Catholic Church, and enjoyed swimming at the ...

Ralph Paul Wetter

Ralph Paul Wetter, 76, formerly of Falls City, died on May 18 at Brookdale Senior Living/Alzheimer’s and Dementia, formerly known as Clare Bridge in Salem. He fought a brave, arduous battle against Alzheimer’s disease. He was born to Cora M. ...

Merle William Hague

Memorial service for Merle William Hague will be at 3 p.m. on Tuesday at the Valley Life Center, Dallas. Visitation will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday and Friday at Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center. Interment will ...

Carl A. Koenig

Carl A. Koenig, 90, of Dallas, died on Saturday in Dallas. Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday at First Christian Church, 1079 SE Jefferson St., Dallas.

Tara Kadell

Tara Kadell (Lytle), 30, of Dallas, died on May 15 in Monmouth. She was born in Dallas to Glenda Pruett and Bryan Lytle. Tara had much respect for nature and adored spending time outdoors gardening, looking for rocks, and being ...

Carl August Koenig

Carl August Koenig, 90, of Dallas, died on May 21 in Dallas. He was born to John and Rosa Koenig in Lebanon and grew up in Gervais. He served in the Navy in World War II aboard the USS Makin ...

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