Obituaries for April 2017

Obituary

William Lee Bork

William Lee Bork passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2017. He spent his final days surrounded by his four children. Bill (William) Lee Bork was born in Hood River. He grew up on a dairy farm in Monmouth and graduated from ...

Richard Porter Reynolds Jr.

Richard Porter Reynolds Jr. (Dick), 81, of Dallas, died on Feb. 19 in Lakewood, Colo. Dick was a graduate of Chatham (Ma.) High School and a graduate of Indiana Technical College (Indiana Institute of Technology) in Fort Wayne, Ind. After ...

Robert Lee Kolka

“Bob” Robert Lee Kolka, 76, a resident of Dallas, died Wednesday, March 29, 2017, in the Dallas Retirement Village. He was born on Jan. 8, 1941, in Ash Flat, Ark., the son of Donald Lee and Evelyn Gertrude McMillian Cliver. ...

Dennis Brooks Fryrear

“Denny” Dennis Brooks Fryrear, 76, a resident of Dallas, died Thursday, March 30, 2017. He was born on Sept. 8, 1940, in Portland, the son of Brooks Gillette and Phyllis Kirkpatrick Fryrear. Denny earned a degree in Math from Oregon ...

Wallace A. Frey

Wallace A. Frey, 79, died on March 24 in Vancouver, Wash. He was born in Salem. He is survived by four children; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Alice Murray

No service at her request. Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center handled arrangements.

Dianne Dobiash

A service will be held for Dianne Dobiash at 1 p.m. on Saturday at First Baptist Church, 1505 Monmouth St., Independence.

Lavina Brixius

Lavina Brixius, 94, of Dallas, died April 2 in the Dallas Retirement Village. She was born on July 17, 1922. Viewing will be from 2 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12, in the Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center. Funeral services ...

Lee Baker

Lee was born in the mining town of Fullerburg, Colo., raised in Virginia City, Nev., and as a boy moved to Southern California with his family. Lee joined the Naval Aviation and served proudly in World War II. Lee was ...

Lavina Anna Brixius

Lavina Anna Brixius, 94, a resident of Dallas, died Sunday, April 2, 2017, in the Dallas Retirement Village. She was born on July 17, 1922, in Henderson, Neb., the youngest of nine children born to Gerhard and Katherine Epp Friesen. ...

Walter Fred Huston

Walter Fred Huston, 55, a resident of Independence, died peacefully on Saturday, April 8, 2017. Fred loved the outdoors, hiking, fishing, rock hunting and his dog Dazia. He was preceded in death by his father, Walter. He is survived by ...

Lilly May Cowan

Lilly May Cowan, of Dallas, died in Independence on April 7, 2017, at the age or 84. Lilly was one of 11 children and was born in Okmulgee, Okla., on March 12, 1933, to James F. and Nettie (Woodley) Sullivan. ...

Stephanie ‘Peni’ Calvin

Memorial service 2 p.m. on Tuesday, at Bridgeport Community Chapel, Falls City. Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center handled arrangements.

Karen Jean Reardon

Karen Jean Reardon, 63, of Dallas, died April 6 at her home. She is survived by her husband Alan; son Michael Keyes; daughter Diana (Bob) Robledo; and son James Reardon; two grandchildren; birth father Jack; brothers Stan, John, Danny, Michael ...

Fred Martin Kochis

Fred Martin Kochis March 2017 Fred Martin Kochis, known to his logging friends as Beaver, died March 2017 in Durkee. He joined the Merchant Marines at 16 years old and was wounded in Japan. He earned the Bronze Medal during ...

Alfred Eugene Jones

Alfred Eugene “Al” Jones, a resident of Rickreall, died on Friday, April 14. He was born on Nov. 27, 1943, in Toledo, the son of Calvert and Cleda Jones. He was the second-oldest of nine children. Al was raised in ...

Hilary Russell

Hilary Russell was born on Feb. 28, 1944, in Manitowoc, Wis., to John and Marian Higginson. She met and married her first husband, Marlyn (Butch) Hanson, in Brigham City, Utah, on March 17, 1961. They had three children: twin sons ...

Timothy Wayne Cavilee

Timothy (Tim) Wayne Cavilee was born May 9, 1959, to Roscoe and Barbara Cavilee in Salem. He was raised and attended schools in Independence. Tim traveled to many places throughout the United States during his life working construction and various ...

Jill Marie Starbuck-Hill

Jill Marie Starbuck-Hill, 56, died on April 9 at her home in Dallas. She was born May 6, 1960, in Roseburg to Victor and Judy Starbuck. She married Richard Allen Hill on March 3, 2017, in Lahinia, Maui. A celebration ...

Clara Johnson

Clara ‘Jean’ Johnson Jan. 30, 1931 – April 17, 2017 Clara “Jean” Johnson, 86, of Midland, Texas, passed away on April 17, 2017. Viewing was from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home on Thursday, April ...

Londyn Grace Davis

Londyn Grace Davis March 27, 2017 – April 16, 2017Londyn Grace Davis was born Monday, March 27, 2017, at 2:58 a.m. weighing 5 pounds, 6.4 ounces and was 18 inches long. Sadly, Londyn was only with us a few short ...

Gary Dean French

Gary Dean French died April 17, 2017, at his home in Dallas, with his beloved wife Mickie at his side. He was born Nov. 17, 1941, to Willard and Violet (States) French in Plentywood, Mont. Gary was raised on the ...

Thomas Wayne Janz (Rupp)

Thomas Janz, formerly of Dallas, lost the battle with cancer on Friday, April 21. Always a wanderer, he lived in many different places but settled in Indiana to be closer to his first love Jackie Watson, whom he later married. ...

Mary Dianne Wilson

Mary Dianne Wilson, of Monmouth, died on April 24, 2017, at the age of 58. She was born in Tacoma, Wash., on May 11, 1958, to Ron and Donna Wilson. Mary was a very active person and loved bowling, dancing, ...

B. Jeanne Palmer

Bessie Jeanne Palmer, 90, of West Linn, and former longtime Dallas resident, died April 2. Jeanne is survived by her four sons, Gary (Barbara) Palmer, of North Salem, Stephen (Jan) Palmer, of Ione, Dan (Cheryl), of Milwaukie, and Bob (Karen), ...

Kenneth Dale Harris

Kenneth Harris, 74, of Independence, died April 22. Kenneth was born June 2, 1942, in Cottage Grove to Dale and Dorothy Harris. His life will be celebrated at a later date. Burial will be at Willamette National Cemetery. Farnstrom Mortuary ...

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