Obituaries for February 2017

Obituary

Roy W. Debnam Jr

Roy Weldon Debnam Jr., age 77, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, due to respiratory failure and Alzheimer’s Disease complications. Roy was born in Bisbee, Ariz., and was a resident of Dallas from 1979 ...

Roland Gerald McCormick

Roland Gerald McCormick was born in Edmonton, Alberta, on Feb. 20, 1934. In 1947, his family moved to Dallas, where he attended Dallas High School. He earned a teaching degree from the Oregon College of Education, and in 1955, married ...

Dan John Salsi

Dan John “Ol’ Papa” Salsi was born in Modesto, Calif., to Pasquale and Anna Maria. He was the youngest of seven siblings, all of whom preceded him in death. The son of a wine maker, he grew up on a ...

Donald Glenn Perry

Donald Glenn Perry June 25, 1936 – Jan. 28, 2017 Donald Glenn Perry, 80, of Dallas, died Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, at the Dallas Retirement Village with Edith Perry, his wife of 56 years, at his side. Don had suffered ...

Florence L. Bowman

Florence L. Bowman, 93, a resident of Salem and formerly of Dallas, died Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, in the Salem Hospital. She was born on July 5, 1923, in Dallas the daughter of David B. and Sarah Fast Reimer. On ...

John Griffin

John Griffin, a resident of Dallas, died on Sunday, Jan. 29 in Dallas. He was born on July 31, 1933, in Oakland, Calif., the son of John and Helen Griffin. John married Joan Leonard on Nov. 26, 1954, in Redwood ...

Robert Arthur Lieder

Robert Arthur Lieder, age 85, of Dallas, died Feb. 1, 2017. He was born and raised in Wauwatosa, Wis., to Arthur and Marie (LaFleur) Lieder on Aug. 8, 1931. He attended school in Wisconsin until moving to Santa Cruz, Calif., ...

Barbara Ann Inman

Barbara Ann Inman, 88, passed away peacefully on Jan. 23, 2017, at the Dallas Retirement Village due to complications of Alzheimer’s. At her request, no service will be held. Crown Memorial Center, Salem is assisting the family. For a full ...

Jessie Louise Sullivan

Jessie Louise Sullivan, 84, of Dallas, died Jan. 30 in Clackamas. She was born on Jan. 21, 1933. She is survived by her children, Vickielynn (John) Dodge, of Dallas, Joanna (Don) Jarvis, of Dallas, and Tommey (Sarah) Sullivan, of Falls ...

Katherine J. Hall

Katherine J. Hall, 74, of Dallas, died Feb. 3 after a long battle with ALS. She was born on Dec. 23, 1942. Katherine is survived by her beloved husband, David Hall; sisters Elizabeth (Rev. Robert) Huffaker, Margaret (Louis) King, and ...

Warren B. Vesper

Warren B. Vesper, of West Salem, formerly of Dallas, died on Feb. 3. He was born on May 1, 1919. Funeral services will be on Feb. 13 at 9 a.m. at the Dallas Retirement Village Chapel. Interment will be in ...

Charles ‘Charley’ Hazel

Charles “Charley” Hazel, of Dallas, died on Feb. 5. He was born on May 19, 1929. Funeral services will be on Feb. 11 at 1 p.m. at the Dallas First Presbyterian Church. Bollman Funeral Home handled arrangements.

Charles R. Haze

Charles R. Hazel, a long-time resident of Dallas, passed into the Lord's care on Feb. 5, 2017. Charlie was born May 19, 1929, in Indianapolis, Ind. He was the first of Samuel and Lucille Hazel's seven children. Charlie grew up ...

Shirley Irene Reynolds

Shirley Irene Reynolds is preceded in death by Jerry Reynolds. Survived by sister, Nancy Neal; children, Debra Salzman, Lenny Reynolds and Cindy Lazarre; and grandchild Cierra Reynolds. Celebration of life on June 3 at Dallas City Park.

Virginia Christensen

Virginia Christensen, of Ashland, died Saturday, Jan. 21. She was 88. She was born Virginia Thompson in Portland to Matthew Roy and Helen King Thompson. The family lived in Portland, then Ashland, Prairie City, Salem, Sweet Home, and finally Monmouth, ...

Warren Buell Vesper

Warren Buell Vesper, passed away peacefully in his West Salem home on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. He was born on May 1, 1919, in El Paso, Texas, the second son of Charles and Grace Vesper. Warren married Virginia Schooley on ...

Viola Laura Dunn

Viola Laura Dunn, 91, a resident of Monmouth, died in her sleep Feb. 6, 2017, at her home with her cat, Butterscotch by her side. She was born on March 31, 1926, in Stamford, Neb., the daughter of Everett and ...

Eugenia Gorchels

Eugenia Gorchels was born Aug. 17, 1921, to Leah and Eugene Hayes, their only child. Bright in school, she skipped two grades and graduated from high school at the age of 17. At 17, she met her future husband Clarence ...

Dickie Lee Wyscaver

Dick Wyscaver, of Dallas, died Tuesday evening on Feb. 14, surrounded by loved ones. He was born in Superior, Neb. Dick was preceded in death by his mother, Donna, and his youngest brother, Donnie, as well as his two beloved ...

Walter George Albert Roquet

Walter “Papa” George Albert Roquet, of Dallas, was born the first son of Vernie and Lena Roquet, March 28, 1926, near Arlington, Iowa. He went home to be with the Lord and Savior on Feb. 17, 2017, at the age ...

Mildred Elaine Friesen

Mildred was born on a farm in Alsen, N.D., the oldest of three. She was fondest of the nights watching the fairies driving their cars to and from the barn. Her father Bill had told her that they were fairies, ...

Nancy Alice Whisler Proctor

Nancy Alice Whisler Proctor passed away on Jan. 31, 2017. She was born on Feb. 17, 1941, in Eagle Creek. She lived many years in Dallas, and Seattle and Sequim, Wash. She loved the beach, reading, family history, her grandchildren ...

James Floyd Taylor

James “Jim” Floyd Taylor, 77, died on Jan. 24 in Merced, Calif. Services are pending arrangements.

NellEtta Parker

NellEtta Parker, 86, died on Feb. 17. Visitation will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday at Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center. Funeral Service will be 11 a.m. on Friday at Valley Life Center, Dallas. Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center handled ...

Frank Jesus Lara

Frank Jesus “Medina” Lara, 88, of Dallas, formerly of Grand Ronde, died on Feb. 16, 2017. Frank Jesus Lara adopted name of Frank Medina Lara when he entered the Navy. He was born on Dec. 7, 1928. He is survived ...

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