Eva Mae Benefiel
Eva, 87, passed away Sunday July 2, as a result of a stroke. She was born to Charles O. McBee and Amanda (Turnidge) McBee and attended grade and high school in Willamina, Oregon. The second oldest of four girls, she tolerated life on the farm and in her teens, she was the Queen of the Phil Sheridan Rodeo. After a year at Oregon State, she married a local boy just back from the Navy, Curtis F. Benefiel. Rather quickly, they had four children and she worked full time raising her family while her husband taught school. In about 1959, she went to college at OCE in Monmouth and completed her BS in Elementary Ed in 1965. In 1971-72 Eva was awarded a full year fellowship for the Master’s Program at the University of Oregon, and completed her Master’s Degree at that time. From the day she received her teaching degree until the day she retired her focus was always helping kids learn. Her Compassion, dedication and patience made her an excellent Special Education teacher resulting in her being awarded a Crystal Apple award. Mom and Dad taught at school districts all over Oregon and even included a two year stay teaching in Guam. The very rural districts seemed more adventurous. One day after teaching, they arrived home hear Mitchell, Oregon to find a strange pickup in their driveway with a woman sitting inside it. They parked, looked at the back door with a broken window and proceeded to go inside. There, they found a man they didn’t know kneeling by their safe. Mom instantly grabbed a .22 caliber revolver nearby and held it on the guy as they led him to their car. Dad drove the burglar sat in the passenger seat pleading, “Lady don’t shoot”, and Mom sat in the back with the gun pointed directly at him all the way to Prineville to the county jail.
Besides her family first and foremost, some of her other passions were(of course) teaching, camping, hiking, genealogy, baking awesome pies, setting a table for a perfect meal, and working in her yard and flower beds at their Harritt Drive home. Even after they moved to Stayton, you could never leave Mom’s home without her trying to fix you something to eat. Hungry, not hungry, in a hurry, not in a hurry? Didn’t matter, you had to eat something before you could leave.
Eva was pre-deceased by her mother and father and her husband, Curtis. Survivors include her children, Anita Sweeten – Gresham, Kelly Benefiel (Donna) Stayton, Rex Benefiel (Debbie) Danville, VA, and Diana (Annie) Koenig (Bob) Stayton. Sisters, Harriet Schoppert, Lavelle Goheen, and Dee Jenks. Grandchildren include Toia Norris, Elani Pullman, Jeff Benefiel, Roger Benefiel, Melissa Benefiel, John Benefiel, and Rebecca Smith. Also surviving are five great-grandchildren, Curt and Max Norris, Reagan and Charlie Benefiel and Gracie Smith.
The family would like to thank Mario, Lupe, and Anna at Mountain Creek Home in Stayton for their wonderful, compassionate care of Mom during the last two years. Your excellent care will always be remembered and greatly appreciated.
Services will be Friday, July 7th at 11:00 at City View Funeral Home at 390 Hoyt St. S., Salem, OR. There will be a viewing prior to the service from 9:00 to 10:30. Arrangements are by City View Funeral Home.
Nehemiah D. L. Wilson
Nehemiah D. L. Wilson, age 11 left his family and friends on June 23, 2017 after a drowning accident in the Willamette River. He was born in Austin, Texas to Yvonne Holguin. He was the first of four children. Nehemiah was raised in Texas, Utah and Oregon and he was attending Walker Middle School here is Salem.
Nehemiah is survived by his mother, Yvonne Holguin; father, Bobby L. Miller; brothers Nathaniel Miller and Nasir Miller and sister, Karma Miller. He is also survived by his Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles and a host of Cousins.
A memorial will be held at Seed of Faith Ministries, 1230 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR., on July 15, 2017 at 11:00 AM. Arrangements are by City View Funeral Home.
John R. Landis
August 30, 1938 – June 28, 2017
SALEM – John Landis went home to be with his Savior on June 28, 2017 after a two-year battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). John was born the youngest of four children to Rev. Fred and Gwen Landis of Wenatchee, WA on August 30, 1938.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Gail Landis; children, Rebecca (Royce) Hill and Bonnie (Eric) Strunk; siblings, Joan (Jim) Comfort and Marge (Dave) Howard; sister-in-law Jan Landis; and grandchildren, Morgan, Mason, Annabelle and Ezra. He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Bob.
As a pastor’s son, John enjoyed growing up in Victoria, BC; Albany, OR; Olympia, WA and Coos Bay, OR. During high school summers, he worked as a forest fire lookout in Washington wilderness towers. Later, he earned money for college while working for Weyerhaeuser. John graduated from Simpson Bible College in 1960, receiving a bachelor’s degree in theology. In 1963, he married Gail McCrary, whom he met in Coos Bay where his father pastored a church. Early on, John and Gail lived in Bly and Ashland, OR where John pastored for 3 years. They eventually settled in Salem and welcomed two daughters. John spent the following 27 years as a security officer with Oregon Youth Authority at Hillcrest School.
John loved being with his family and truly enjoyed the time babysitting his grandchildren after retirement. His grandchildren have many wonderful memories of fun outings with grandpa. Following in his father’s footsteps, John enjoyed gardening. He also cultivated relationships in men’s Bible studies, including BSF, and he treasured the friendships he made. Blessed with a beautiful singing voice, John used his talent to share Christ with those in nursing homes. Hospital visitation and visits to shut-ins were a regular part of his life. John loved Jesus. His biggest and most important ministry was as a prayer warrior. He was a man who truly understood the power of prayer. If you knew him, you were on his prayer list.
A memorial service will be held at 1pm on Friday, July 7th at Salem Evangelical Church.
Donations may be made in John’s memory to the ALS Association “Walk to Defeat ALS” event at http://bit.ly/2snFpg9 (John’s personal fundraising page) or to Salem Evangelical Church (Hillcrest/MacLaren Ministry).
Kelly Lee Merriman
Kelly Lee Merriman, born in Medford, OR, on April 25, 1947, was called home to Heaven on June 20, 2017. He is survived by his wife, Helen Burros, daughter Shelly Schneider and her two sons, a son and his daughter, daughter Rebecca Merriman and her two sons, sister and brother-in-law Connie and Tom Bissell, and brother Sidney Merriman. Kelly`s family came to Medford on the 1852 Isaac Constant wagon train.
Kelly served in the US Marine Corps and then spent 33 years in logging and lumber mills in the Medford area. He married Helen on June 5, 2004 and retired to Salem with her. He taught himself to spin wool into yarn to share a hobby with Helen and won ribbons at local fairs. Helen won blue ribbons for sweaters she knit using his handspun yarns. Kelly was a passionate fisherman who commented that he had spent more time fishing in 2016 than all the years before. Kelly was very proud of his “Marine Corps red” Malibu with USMC bumper stickers and enjoyed driving it to his favorite fishing locations, especially Detroit Lake.
He was deeply loved and is sorely missed. Semper Fi, my Beloved. Helen
Donations to the Marine Corps Scholarship Fund, please.
Memorial service will be 10 am Thursday, June 29, 2017 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Salem. Interment will be 10 am Friday, July 7, 2017 at Eagle Point National Cemetery in Medford, OR.
Bonnie Phyllis Devore
Salem, Or Bonnie DeVore went home to be with the Lord on June 19, 2017 at the age of 94. She was born in Milliken, Co to William and Ruth Childers on April 9, 1923.
She is predeceased by her Husband Marion E. DeVore her parents, William Childers and Ruth Childers of Santa Cruz, Ca., and 5 brothers and sisters.
Survivors include her children Mark DeVore, David DeVore, Janet DeVore, Connie DeVore and Dan DeVore. She is also survived by 9 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
Bonnie retired from the City of Salem and worked for Capitol Manor for several years.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at Illahee Hills Country Club in Salem, Oregon at 2:00 pm on Sunday July 16, 2016. Arrangements are by City View Funeral Home.
Gordon Dean Tiemeyer
Gordon Dean Tiemeyer, of Salem, Oregon died suddenly at home at the age of 53 on June 17, 2017. Gordon was born to Carl and Evelyn Tiemeyer in Wichita on Feb 4, 1964. He was the youngest of 10 children and was called “Dean” by his family.
After proudly serving in the U.S. Army from 1983 to 1993, Gordon returned to Wichita and was an officer with the Wichita Police Department from 1995 to 2001.
Gordon moved to Oregon in 2001, where he owned a small business with one of his brothers. He began working for the State of Oregon in 2004 until the present.
In 2003 he met his wife Shana and they recently celebrated 11 years of marriage. Gordon was devoted to his wife and his two cats, Casey and Jessie. He loved animals, going on vacations with his wife and the fall colors in Oregon.
Gordon is survived by his wife, and several siblings including: Carla Richardson of Andover, KS; Brenda Sorenson of Maryland, Phillip Tiemeyer of Alabama, Gary Tiemeyer of Ohio, and Tony Tiemeyer of Oregon. A military funeral with honors is planned for October at the Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, Oregon.
Linda Lea Adams
Linda, the oldest of two daughters was born to Ruth and Henry Donkelaar on Oct. 3, 1945 in Auburn Washington. She attended school in Auburn and graduated from Auburn High School in 1964.
In 1966 she married her high school sweetheart and they lived in Seattle. While there, Bobby, their first born came along in 1969. In 1971 she moved to Aumsville and it became home, moving one time in 46 years.
She worked as a bookkeeper in the Auto industry until 1976 when their second born, Jimmy, was born. After that she worked at DeLon Olds until she retired.
She loved to play the slots, work in her flowers and spend time at her second home in LaPine. She never met a jigsaw puzzle she didn’t like. But above all she loved everyone with no restrictions or conditions. A child, any child was a precious gift and her grandson Ashton and “Special” granddaughter Ava, were a great joy to her and the loves of her life.
She is survived by her sister Karen Long of Waterville, Washington; Sons, Jimmy of Lyons and Bobby of Silverton; her husband, of 51 years, Bob and many nieces and nephews and many many people who loved her and will miss her dearly and deeply. Rest in peace Linda and know that you were truly loved.
A Celebration of Linda’s life will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by City View Funeral Home.
Orland Rusty Summers
Rusty was born in Seattle , Washington, to Edna Mae (Paddock) and Theron Elgar Summers. He spent his younger years in the Kent, Washington, area, and moved to Salem, Oregon, at the age of 30.
Rusty met his beloved wife, Shirley Ann Wiensz (Graham), at West Salem Baptist Church and were married there during a huge snow storm. They have a son, two daughters, three grandsons, a granddaughter and twogreat-granddaughters.
As a youngster, Rusty worked with his grandfather in farming and landscaping. His lifetime work experience reads like the resume of a jack-of-all-trades. When he was older, he did construction and dairy work; long haul truck driving; plumbing; mini-mart management; sales; house painting; and janitorial which included homes, churches, schools and businesses.
Rusty always cared for young people and developed programs that held their attention. He worked with the youth at West Salem Baptist, Salem Alliance, Keizer Christian, and Kihei Baptist Chapel in Maui.
While in early retirement in Maui, he loved assisting as a trustee at Kihei Baptist Chapel, most notably in the construction of the new chapel.
In his spare time, Rusty enjoyed cabinet-making, salmon fishing, ceramic painting and jewelry making. He also loved to read the Bible, and his many Bible study guides.
Rusty is survived by his wife of 46 years, Shirley, daughter Lisa (Marlon) Kutsch, of Salem, son Jeffrey Summers, of Reno, NV, and daughter Tracey (Chris) Holmes, of Salem; grandsons Jordan (Laura) Stokes, Zachary Decker, Brody Kutsch, and granddaughter Maddy Kutsch; and great-granddaughters Hannah & Violet Stokes.
Per his wishes, no services will be held.
Lesna Shaver Evans Brandli
Lesna grew up in the Clarkes area and attended Molalla Union High School.
Lesna married Herb Brandli in December 1986 and they have enjoyed 30 wonderful years golfing, gardening and many other activities in her retirement years. During her early years she worked at Birds Eye/General Food and retired from there in 1997. Lesna was a member of the Moose Lodge and of the Ladies Social Club at McNary Estates and loved living there. She enjoyed spending winters in Yuma, Arizona.
She is survived by her husband, Herb Brandli; her (5 children) Jon Evans (Nancy), Lori McAlpine-Belt (Robert). Lynda Sherman (Max), Leann Burris (Phil) and Ron Evans (Cindy) and (1) Step-son Aaron Brandli. Along with 10 grandchildren and 20 great- grandchildren that live anywhere in Oregon from Springfield to the coast and the Portland Metro area. Also her 2 sisters and 1 brother.
She was proceeded in death by both parents and 3 brothers.
Lesna ashes will be buried in City View Cemetery in a private event for family only. A gathering to celebrate Lesna’s life will be held at a future date and time.
Vern Crawford Kingsley
Vern Crawford Kingsley was born in Portland Oregon, on October 15, 1931, to Vern Senior and Lena (Lee) MacDonald Kingsley.
He grew up in Portland, attended Washington High School where he met his future wife, Marjorie Alyce Emmerton. He graduated from Franklin High School and attended Van Port College before enlisting in the Air Force, serving 4 years which included 18 months on a tour in Japan. He married Marjorie Emmerton on March 18, 1951. (They celebrated their 65th anniversary just prior to Marjorie` s death on May 13, 2016.) Vern went back to college after completing his tour of duty. He was empk,yed w-ith Volkswagen of America where he spent his career. He and Margie lived in Sacramento, Oakland, Concord, and Fremont, California before retiring and moving to Tidewater, Oregon where they lived for 10 years. His final years were spent in Salem, Oregon.
He was an avid golfer. He collected antiques concentrating on military memorabilia and miniature British soldiers and weapons.
He was preceded in death by his parents and half-brother, Keith.
Vern was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie Emmerton Kingsley.
Vern is survived by his sisters-in-law Linda Howe of Albany and Norma Seay of Florence; niece Tamara VanRas and her husband, Scot VanRas; niece Deborah Beier; great niece Amelia Beier all of Albany; great niece Murae VanRas and great great niece Amara of Lincoln City; niece Kim Bernard and her husband Dennis Bernard, nephew Mike Seay; great nephew Dylan Seay and great niece Desiree Seay.
Final resting place will be at Mt. Crest Abbey Mausoleum in Salem, Oregon. Arrangements are by City View Funeral Home.
At the request of the deceased there will be no serices.
Leo M Wahl
Leo Wahl, 86, passed away peacefully at home. Surrounded by his family. He is now in the presence of his Lord Jesus Christ.
Leo was born in McCluskey, North Dakota, the only surviving child of Paul and Emma Wahl. He grew up in several locations between
California and Oregon, eventually settling in Salem in 1948. It was that he met Joan Kuhn; who would become his wife on February 13, 1951. Leo and Joan recently celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary,
In 1952 Leo served in the US army, stationed in Germany for 2 years. He worked for Pacific Northwest Bell, which later became Quest Telecommunications before retiring in 1993, after 43 years of service.
Leo had many interests and hobbies. He was a long time member of Kingwood Bible Church. He loved traveling, camping and enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing and water sports. He was always ready for a road trip of any kind. Together he and Joan and their family lived a life full of adventure.
After retirement, Leo became a member of Capitol City Woodcarvers, and was an avid carver for over 20 years. He enjoyed the many friendships he made through this group.
Survivors include his wife, Joan, son Jon (Jan), daughter Gina Leisten (Mike), grandchildren, Sharayah Stone (Jordan), and Aaron WahL
Services will be held at Kingwood Bible Church on Friday, June 16, 2017 at 1:00 pm. Private interment will be at City View Cemetery under the direction of City View Funeral Home.
Arlene Peper Cogburn Bennett
Arlene Peper Cogburn Bennett
January 18, 1931 - June 1, 2017
Arlene was born to George and Adele (Hoffman) Peper in Salem Oregon. She graduated from Salem High School in 1948. She was married to Donald Earl Cogburn and they had one daughter, Deborah. They divorced and Arlene began a long career with State Farm Insurance at the NW Regional Office here in Salem. She moved to Southern California with the company in 1964, then up to the Westlake Regional Office in 1969. There she excelled in her position as a Personnel Specialist. Through a good friend, she met Robert Bennett and they married September 23, 1978 and she moved to Pacific Grove where Bob had a home. He was the love of her life and they enjoyed many friends, trips to Europe (Paris was her favorite city), photography, gardening, picnics and long walks along the beach until his death in 1998. She was blessed with three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren who she loved and adored. There will be an open house at her condo on June 17th, 1 - 5pm to celebrate her amazing life and her love of friends and family.
Sam C. Skillern, Jr.
Sam C. Skillern, Jr.
The self-dubbed "Oldest Living Acolyte" at St. Paul`s parish entered into eternity with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit on May 24, just twelve days shy of his 85th birthday. Born June 5, 1932, Dad was the youngest of three children who grew up in the buoyant Lewiston, Idaho, household of Samuel Charles "Papa" Skillern, Sr., and Elizabeth "Blizz" Kettenbach Skillern. Every summer into the 1970s, four generations of the extended family treasured their pilgrimages to the hallowed "Skillern Stockade" along the Wallowa River.
Dad was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Sally Ann Hays, and his beloved wife Teddy (2008). He is survived by his sister Cora Jane `Cokie` Williams; his sons Sam III (Jennifer) and Chuck (Caroline); his daughter Sarah Jane Peterson (Bruce); and his grandchildren Samuel Skillern IV, Andrew Skillern and Gabriella Peterson. Not to mention a whole tribe of cousins, nieces, nephews, in-laws and ... well, to keep it simple, each and every one is simply called "Cuz."
Sam was graduated from Lewiston High School in 1950 and the University of Oregon in 1955. An avid athlete, he played centerfield on the 1949 American Legion Idaho State Champion baseball team, and played both basketball and baseball at Menlo College in California before joining his favorite cousin Clarke Miller at the U of O, pledging Phi Gamma Delta. Naturally, he was a lifelong and avid Ducks fan, but Dad loved Gonzaga basketball and Oregon State baseball with equal gusto.
It was at a mixer between the Fijis and the Pi Phis where Dad met the love of his life, Tedro "Teddy" Croley. They were married in Portland on July 9, 1955, and promptly headed off to Fort Eustis in Virginia for Army officers training. Dad was stationed two years at Fort Lawton in Seattle before he and Mom settled in Spokane. They came to Salem in 1960 so Dad could learn the life-insurance business from his father-in-law, Charles Croley.
Dad became a top producer with Guarantee Mutual Life Company and a CLU instructor--we frequently run into agents who took classes from Dad to earn or maintain their certifications. Dad later became an independent agent and retired from the insurance business in 2005. Despite working hard and seemingly earning every "convention trip" in the book, Dad never missed a ballgame or a concert or a birthday. He was always there for and with us.
After many years of playing ASA Softball with his tatty 1940s mitt, Dad followed Mom`s lead and picked up the tennis racket in the early `70s. They were familiar faces at Salem Tennis and Swim Club and frequent trophy winners (well, Mom anyway) at the prestigious Limnugger Tennis Tournament at Salishan every summer. Dad loved tennis but a secondary agenda was to hone his deep and legendary tan. "Catching rays" was another reason Dad loved gardening his coveted "lier-downers" at the Wallowas and on Fairmount Hill.
Dad was a man of great faith and served the community in many capacities, starting with church. Generations of parishioners at St. Paul`s were greeted by Dad on Sunday mornings, with adults getting mints and kids getting Tootsie Pops. For years Dad was "The Boss" for the Woodcutter`s Guild and lead volunteer for the Jason Lee Food Bank. He was actively serving both ministries well into 2016.
Dad (and Mom) will be remembered at a memorial service at 2:00 PM, on June 24 at St. Paul`s Episcopal Church, 1444 Liberty Street SE. Memorial gifts can be made to Dad`s favorite ministries: Salem Leadership Foundation (SLF), PO Box 7384, 97303-0083, or St. Paul`s. Cremation services provided by City View Funeral Home and Cemetery. Hospice by Tokarski House (thank you!).
Alan Edwin Munn
Alan Edwin Munn was born in Walbridge, Ohio on November 21, 1926 to Fred and Rachel (Goll) Munn. Alan grew up helping his parents on their farm and attended school in Ohio. During high school he worked for the Davey Tree Expert Company. It was at this time he developed a love of trees. One of Alan’s high school teachers visited the Willamette Valley. Her love for Oregon and praises she gave it inspired Alan to want, one day, to live in Oregon. At age 18 Alan joined the Navy and served in WWII. After his discharge from the Navy, Alan moved to Denver, Colorado. A family that Alan rented space from introduced him to the Gospel. It was just a short time later he met Erma Lee Grigg. They married on December 24, 1948. After their marriage they moved to Billings, Montana. For six weeks it was 60 degrees below zero. They knew if they could endure this, anything was possible, which they have proven in their 68 ½ years together. A year later, they moved back to Denver, Colorado.
Alan and Erma Lee had 5 children; Dale, Nancy (Charlie), Cloyd, Carl (Shirley), Paul (Sherry) and Louise. In 1961 the family moved to Oregon, fulfilling Alan’s dream. He worked for the City of Salem as an Arborist for 25 years.
In 1999 at Jean Larson and Doreen Dutton’s Gospel Meeting, Alan made his choice to serve God. For 18 years his life proved his love for God and the fellowship of his saints and servants.
Alan was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters and one brother. Survivors include his wife, Erma Lee, 5 children, 10 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, 1 brother, Don and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral Service is 10 am Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at City View Funeral Home. Interment will be at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.
Pamela Lynn Welliver
After a long battle with cancer, Pamela L Welliver went home to the Lord Jesus Christ on May 19, 2017 in Monmouth, OR at the age of 63. She leaves behind her loving husband Glenn Welliver; her daughters, Ann Holt and Belinda Welliver; four grandchildren; great grandchildren; great-great grandchildren; her three sisters, Joanne Via, Doris Newton and Charlotte VanHuss.
Pamela was born November 12, 1953 in Prescott, AZ, to Benjamin and Vivian Chapman who predeceased her. Pamela was the youngest of four daughters. She graduated from Dallas High School in 1972, and attended accounting classes at Chemeketa Community College. She was Operations Manager for the Commercial Bank in Silverton and West Salem. After her marriage to Glenn Welliver in 1987, she became Office Manager for the family business—Welliver Metal Products Corporation. Pamela had a life-long love for animals, travel and camping, making one last trip the first week of May.
Pamela began her battle with Primary Peritoneal Cancer in May 2015; she fought her illness with courage and remained a brave, iron-willed woman, even throughout her final months. She was greatly loved by her family, friends and church family at South Salem Church of Christ.
Pamela’s ashes will be interred at City View Funeral Home & Cemetery in a private event for family only. A service to celebrate Pamela’s life will be held at South Salem Church of Christ, 310 Ewald Street SE, on May 26, 2017 at 3pm, all are welcome.
Donald Frank Waters, Sr.
Donald Frank Waters, Sr. was born on October 21st 1926 to Lizzie Mae and Frank Waters in Salem, OR. He worked alongside his Father and owner of City Ice Works on Center St. in Salem for many years until the business closed. Don attended Salem High School, then joined the military. He sailed the Pacific and Baltic seas as a Merchant Marine during World War II. He then served in the U.S. Army from 1951 until he was Honorably Discharged in 1953. Don`s passion was building race cars, which included dirt and asphalt track racing throughout the Western States. Don married Patricia Ann McIlwain, and they had 5 children: Daniel, Donald II (deceased), Rollie, Elizabeth, and David. He has 12 grandchildren. Don enjoyed fishing, and taking his family on trips to the beach. He also was quite competitive at backyard croquet. Don worked as a steel fabricator at Salem Equipment for many years before retiring. After retirement, Don enjoyed traveling in his RV to California and Arizona to watch NASCAR races. Funeral services will be held May 20th at City View Funeral Home, 390 Hoyt St. S., Salem. Interment with military honors will follow at the Salem Pioneer Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the National Kidney Foundation of Oregon.
Joyce Caroline Smith
Joyce was born to Wellington Close Lathrop and Margaret Finger Lathrop in Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN on July 26, 1923, the first of two children. She passed away May 4, 2017 at Capital Manor Retirement Community of age-related causes.
Joyce met the love of her life Gerald Brixey Smith at a USO dance in Minneapolis during his training to become a pilot in the US Army Air Force. They were married March 1944 and she accompanied him to Arizona, Texas and finally to Florida before his deployment to England for World War II. Joyce returned to Minnesota to finish her degree, graduate and to welcome into the world their son, Curtis.
Joyce graduated Phi Beta Kappa (and valedictorian of her class) in three years from the University of Minnesota in 1945 with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Spanish and German, with minors in French and Italian. Upon Jerry`s return, they moved back to his home state of Oregon where he completed his degree in forestry at Oregon State (then College) and they welcomed the birth of their daughter Pamela Jean. After graduation, Jerry and Joyce moved with their family to Salem, Oregon, which would become their home for the rest of their lives.
Joyce became an active part of the community. She was a member of the PTA at the children`s schools. She regularly attended the Salem Senator baseball games. She and Jerry met the same group of friends for potluck and cards for more than 50 years. She was a member of the First Congregational United Church of Christ for more than 60 years, singing in the choir, serving in the Women`s Fellowship (even serving as president for several years), organizing projects for overseas missions, as well as chairing the yearly bazaar and other fundraising ventures for the church. She was well-known for her craft skills, creating projects in needlepoint, knitting, crocheting, cross-stitch and macrame.
Joyce was an accomplished musician on the piano and accordion and tinkered with the banjo. She read music but could also play by ear after hearing a song once. She was a voracious reader and crossword puzzle solver.
After the children left home, Joyce became interested in genealogy and devoted untold hours researching her roots back to Charlemagne. She was very proud of her lineage. She traced Jerry`s roots back into Canada before losing the thread.
In 1965, Joyce was a charter member, along with Jerry, of the Salem Chapter of the Audubon Society. They were both active members for the next 20 years, participating in many field trips and bird counts.
Joyce was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Jerry. She is survived by her sister Jean Leckner (Park Rapids, MN), her son Curtis Allen (Linda) Smith, her daughter Pamela Jean (Jack) Watson, grandsons Matthew (Christine) Watson, Doug (Ashlee)Watson, and four great-grandchildren as well as nieces and nephews.
There will be a Memorial Service on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 700 Marion Street at 1:30 in the afternoon. Reception to follow. City View Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Charles W Roberts
Chuck passed away on April 24, 2017, after suffering for several years from dementia. He was born in Galesburg, Illinois to Brockway DeGroot and Helen Margaret (Wright) Roberts. Chuck married Carol M Dodd in 1969, enjoying 48 years together. He always had a smile and loved a good laugh. He enjoyed coaching his sons in Little League and was always ready and willing to help a friend. Chuck served in the U.S. Army and worked for G.I. Trucking, Familian Sierra Craft and the Salem-Keizer School District. Chuck enjoyed traveling with his wife, Carol, across the U.S. Chuck’s greatest love and joy was his family.
Survivors include his wife, Carol of Salem; sons William Roberts of Salem and Joseph Roberts (Lindsay) of Roseburg and Granddaughter, Addison; and a sister, Carol of Arizona. Chuck was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Jane O’Maley and Patricia Stephen. Chuck’s family would like to thank the caring staffs of Salem Hospital, Willamette Valley Hospice and the wonderful caregivers from Interim Healthcare.
A memorial service will be held 11 am Saturday, May 13, 2017 at City View Funeral Home in Salem. In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to Willamette Humane Society.
KEIZER--John Dunn passed away on April 5, 2017 at the age of 66. He was an amazing man, who will be missed by many.
He was the son of Harold and Evelyn Dunn, he grew up in Silverton on his family farm. Went to school in Silverton and Salem Academy. John worked through his life as a cabinet maker, truck driver, Dentals gas and towing and Oregon State Police as an Auto Service Worker Technician 1. Retiring in 2010 after 33 years of work.
Also worked on his family hazelnut farm .
He married Susan in 1985, and they we`re married 31 wonderful years. He was the love of her life. They enjoyed doing everything together.
John enjoyed traveling, cruises, train trip rides, road trips to Solvang, Santa Barbara and many more. He enjoyed going to Starbucks with friends.
He loved spending Christmas time in Victoria B.C. and Leavenworth, Washington.
He is survived by his wife Susan, Aunts Louise Satern, Aunt Maxine Schwarz.
He was preceeded in death by his parents Harold and Evelyn, and brother Raymond.
Private graveside service will be at City View Cemetery. Private Celebration of life will be held.
Donation may be made to the Humane Society
On March 30th 2017, Vernell Martin was finally reunited with her beloved husband, Richard in heaven. Leaving her two sons Donnie and Ronnie Martin and many grandchildren, great grand children, and great great grandchildren. She is loved by all, and will never be forgotten.
Funeral service will be held 11 am Saturday, April 8, 2017 at City View Funeral Home. Private interment was in City View Cemetery.
Leonard J. Gudenschwager
Salem, OR. – Leonard John Gudenschwager, age 85 passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of March 24, 2017. He was born in Washington Township, Sauk County, Wisconsin where he lived on the family farm with his parents until moving to Salem, Oregon in 1986.
Leonard enjoyed his early years growing up on the farm and taking walks quite often throughout his life. He enjoyed listening to the radio, his balloons and when asked when someone’s birthday was he always knew. Leonard had a heart of gold and for the past many years he has resided at “Andreea;s Home” where he received exceptional care.
Leonard was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Helen Gudenschwager, sister and brother–in-law Marcella and Rudolf Westphal. He is survived by his sister Darleen (John) Feller of CA., Jeannine (Thomas) O’Brien (Niece) and Daniel (Sandra) Westphal (nephew), both of Salem, Oregon.
Private interment will be in Restlawn Memory Gardens, Garden of Hope in Salem, Oregon. Assisting the family is City View Funeral Home.
Richrd Carl Hoffman
Richard C Hoffman, 85, passed away March 13 after a short illness. He was born in Salem to Carl F and Meta A Hoffman. Rick lived most of his life in the Salem area. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force in the Korean War. He worked as a mill wright at paper mills in Toledo, Albany and Salem.
He and Janet Pedersen were married in Keizer on April 22, 2002.
Rick is survived by his wife, Janet; a son Robert; three brothers, Arnold, Gary and Arlyn; his former wife, Helen and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Wallace and a daughter Julie.
Rick loved the Lord, his family and especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
A family graveside service with military honors was held at Lee Mission Cemetery, directed by City View Funeral Home.
Celebration of Life will be held at Salem Alliance Church, Broadway Commons 1300 Broadway St. in Salem beginning at 1 pm on Friday, March 31, 2017.
Basil Alvin Ryals
KEIZER, OREGON – Basil passed away peacefully on March 4, 2017 in Keizer, Oregon at age 96. He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathryn (Kay), the love of his life for 80 years. He was born in Middleton, Idaho, the youngest of 10 children of Alvin Joseph Ryals and Clara Emma Shaffer. His early years were spent in Idaho. He moved as a teenager to Portland and graduated from Roosevelt High School as Student Body President. He attended University of Oregon for 2 years, but before he could finish he joined the army. He served in the Philippines during WWII and was discharged in 1946 as a First Lieutenant. He managed a poultry processing company, sold cars, and worked at Equitable Life as an insurance agent and manager for over 20 years. He met Kathryn, the girl next door, in 1936. They married in Portland on November 1, 1941, lived in McMinnville, Roseburg and Portland, before buying their first home in Albany. They moved back to Portland with 3 children, and settled in Salem with their family of 5 kids.
Basil got the volunteering bug while living in Albany. He joined the Junior Chamber of Commerce and the Kiwanis Club. He was a very active Kiwanian for 55 years and proud of the Legion of Honor Award he received in 2013. He was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Salem for over 50 years. The organization closest to his heart was the Marion-Polk Food Share where he served as a founding board member and past board president. Even in his 80s, he was running circles around younger volunteers in the warehouse. His boundless energy with his civic contributions made his community a better place.
He loved fishing, crabbing, camping and tending his vegetable garden. He enjoyed sports of all kinds especially golf, pickle ball, pool, tennis and was known in the family for his mean ping pong serve. He enthusiastically followed all Oregon sports including Blazers, Ducks and Beavers. Basil and Kay were members of a pinochle/supper club for more than 50 years. They loved their many motor home adventures including annual trips to Hemet, California and other favorite places in the Pacific Northwest. The Oregon coast was a frequent vacation destination, along with Hawaii and other world travels. He especially cherished times when his family gathered together to share meals, laughs and play games.
He is survived by his sons Dennis (Judy) of Irvine, California, Terry (Jane) of Brentwood Bay, BC and daughters Kathleen (Peter) Briggs of Eugene, Sharon (Jim) Walbridge of Forest Grove, and Jamie (Rick) Kaltenbach of Beaverton. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. The family would like to thank Avamere Court at Keizer for the loving care they provided to Basil and Kay for the past 3 years. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Marion-Polk Food Share, 1660 Salem Industrial Dr. NE, Salem, OR 97301. A family interment was held at Mt. Crest Abbey Mausoleum at City View Funeral Home in Salem.
Kenneth L. Bulletset
Kenneth L. Bulletset
November 1, 1926 – March 6, 2017
Salem – Ken passed away surrounded by his family. Ken was born in Portland, Oregon to Francis (Frank) and Frances Bulletset. He is survived by his younger brother, Robert (Bob), Daughter, Debbie (Sharon) and Son, Tim (Julie), 3 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Ken was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Bonnie 5 months ago and son Fred in 1991.
Ken joined the Navy during World War II, came home to Seaside to meet the love of his life, Bonnie. Ken married Bonnie on October 10, 1946 and was recalled back to the military for the Korean War where he again served our country. After the military, Ken worked for Pacific NW Bell until retirement in 1982.
Ken was a devoted Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather and well known in the community. Church and family were very important to him. Ken volunteered a great deal with the Deaf School, Blind School and many other non-profit organizations. Ken will be greatly missed by everyone who knew and loved him.
At Ken’s request there will be no public services. In lieu of flowers, Ken would be delighted to have donations made to the Boys and Girls Club or Morningside Methodist Church Foundation. Arrangements are by City View Funeral Home
Martha Blau went with Jesus, Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 7:04 PM. She died peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family. She was married to Master Sargent Sandford J. Blau, a career military man and World War II POW Veteran, who preceded her in death. Martha is survived by her daughters Adele Copeland, Beverly Rauscher and Cathy Rackham and her husband, Wayne, 9 Grandchildren and their spouses, 17 Great Grandchildren and 1 Great Great grandson.
Her service will be at City View Funeral Home, on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 1:00 PM. Interment will be in City View Cemetery.
Scott Ira Armintrout
KEIZER – On February 23, 2017, Scott Armintrout peacefully met his Lord and Savior, having passed away at home after a courageous 17 month battle with lung cancer.
Mourning Scott’s passing is his loving wife of 39 years, Sue, their sons Cody and Kurt (Maura), granddaughters Madysen, Ella and Adalae, parents William and Joanne, sister Sue Susmilch (Greg), brother Joe (Yvonne) and a large extended family of Armintrout’s, Day’s and Abshire’s.
The family wishes to offer their gratitude to Dr. John Strother and Dr. David Tate, as well as all the medical staff at Salem Health, OHSU and Willamette Valley Hospice, who cared for Scott throughout his illness.
Scott will be remembered as a man who loved his family more than anything and made many sacrifices for them. He was an amazing husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, relative, friend and employee. Scott will be missed by so many whose lives he touched.
A Celebration of Life will be held Sat July 29 at 12:00 p.m. at New Harvest Church, 4290 Portland Rd NE, Salem, Oregon. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to: Salem Cancer Institute or St. Jude’s Research Hospital.
Newberg - Homer William Hadley received his final promotion on February 21, 2017 to be with his Lord and to be reunited with his beloved wife, Mickey. At age 90, he died as he had lived, with grace and peace.
Homer grew up in the vicinity of Albany, Oregon, first on Hilltop Farm and later in town. After high school he joined the Navy and served on the U.S.S Tucson. He then attended Pacific College (now George Fox University) where he met the love of his life, Mildred (Mickey) Thiessen. They married September 5, 1947 and lived most of their married life in Newport, Oregon where they raised five children. He worked as an accountant at Georgia Pacific in nearby Toledo and was active at Newport First Baptist Church. Homer retired in 1991 and they moved to Newberg, Oregon, eventually residing at Friendsview Retirement Community. During their retirement years, Homer and Mickey enjoyed vacations with a purpose, such as Elderhostel service projects and volunteering at Cannon Beach Conference Center.
The theme of Homer’s life was “Living For Jesus” and in that his friends and family received a lasting blessing from his love, concern, and winsome charm. He was a wise and faithful father and he loved Mickey with a deep and lasting love.
Homer is survived by his children Dale (Shirley), Mark (Karen), Roger (Debbie), Mary Jane Jones (Dick), and Jay (Diane), all within the Portland/Salem area; nine grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and brother Norval Hadley (Carol) of Stanton, California.
Homer’s Celebration of Life service will be on Sunday, March 5th at 3:00 pm at Grace Baptist Church, 1619 East 2nd Street, Newberg, Oregon.
Gifts in memory may be given to: Grace Baptist Church or Cannon Beach Conference Center.
Arrangements by City View Funeral Home.
Michael O Roberts
Michael Orris Roberts was born October 23, 1942 to Morris and Betty Roberts in Albany, Oregon. His dad, who was stationed in Kodiak, Alaska with the Army Air Corp, was notified 10 days after his birth by the Red Cross. Tuesday, February 14, 2017 Mike left his earthly life to join his parents in the arms of Jesus.
He is survived by his wife, Sarah (Broyles) Roberts, son, Marc Roberts and wife Casey, son, Greg Roberts and wife Melissa, grandson, Jimmy Roberts, brother, Darcy Roberts and wife Lauri, several nieces and nephews and many Roberts and Dickson cousins.
Mike was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Patrick Norris Roberts (Pat), and Steven Kent Roberts.
With his Father in the Air Force, Mike lived in various places while growing up: Shedd, Oregon at his Grandmother Dickson’s home, Ashburn Farm; Sioux Falls, South Dakota; March Field, California; Riverside, California; Vacaville, California; Anchorage, Alaska; Belleville, Illinois; Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts; Durham, New Hampshire; Shreveport, Louisiana; Everett, Washington. He graduated in 1960 from Central Linn High School in Halsey, Oregon.
Mike attended Oregon State University, graduating in 1965 with a BS degree in Wildlife Management.
During his junior year of college, he took time off to travel to Evreau, France where his dad was stationed. Mike enjoyed sightseeing in Western Europe with his family and was also able to take several University of Maryland courses while there.
After graduating from OSU, Uncle Sam was getting ready to call him into the military, so Mike enlisted in the Army. He served just over four years, entering as a Private and leaving as a Captain. He served in Viet Nam as a Lieutenant, then Captain of an Ambulance Company in Chu Lai and Phu Bai, RVN.
Mike met Sarah while stationed at Fort Sam Houston, Texas (San Antonio). They were married Aug 23, 1969 in Austin, Texas. After his release from the service, they moved to Corvallis, Oregon where he earned a Masters degree in Education and his first son, Marc, was born. He then taught in Philomath, Oregon where his second son, Greg was born. Then wanting to be on the East side of the Cascades, he took a teaching job in LaPine, Oregon. He left his teaching career and bought a sporting goods store in Redmond. The family moved to Redmond in January of 1979 and has been in the same house since then. Other jobs include being an Appliance Salesman at Sears and a Machine Operator at Jeld Wen Millwork Manufacturing, both in Bend, Oregon. He retired from Jeld Wen in 2008.
As a boy he was active in Scouts and became a leader in his troop. At 15, he was awarded the Eagle Scout rank. He continued participating in scouting by becoming a troop leader in Philomath and Redmond including while his boys were scouts.
Mike loved hunting and fishing. The Roberts and Morehouse families hunted near LaPine every Fall until the deer became scarce.
In 2002 Mike started fishing for salmon and halibut in Alaska. He became an active part of a non-profit Christian fish camp (153 Fish Camp) and served each year on staff as well as on the board. He drove to Alaska to fish a total of 14 years in a row, missing last year only because treatment began for his lung cancer.
He was fortunate enough to be able to take two safaris in South Africa, having an exceptional time and bagging six different animals. He also traveled to Europe twice to help fulfill Sarah’s dream of seeing the sights there. Mike had a wonderfully dry sense of humor that consisted of mostly one-liners. He especially enjoyed their dog, Molly. She sat on his lap many hours watching TV with him.
Most significant was his personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. He knew where he was going when he passed from this life. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Bend and then Forest Avenue Baptist Church, now Highland Baptist Church of Redmond. He was active in both churches at times ministering as a Nursery worker, as an Usher, and a Deacon. He also helped on both of hbc’s building projects.
A Celebration of Life is planned for February 25 at 11am at Highland Baptist Church, 3100 SW Highland Ave in Redmond. There will also be a Graveside Service at the Pugh Cemetery, Shedd, Oregon on Saturday, April 15 at 11am.
Donations to commemorate his life may be made to 153 Fish Camp, PO Box 19183, Thorne Bay, AK 99919.
Alan G Burnett, Jr.
Alan, 45, was born in Salem, OR to Alan “Al” and Linda (Allen) Burnett. He passed away in Lebanon, OR due to complications from diabetes. He joined his dad, grandparents Warren “Shorty” and Virginia Burnett, William W. “Bill” and Dorothy Allen and his two ‘fur’ever friends Licorice, a Miniature Schnauzer and Brutus, “Bob”, a Rottweiler rescued from Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah while he was working at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.
He graduated from Sprague High School in 1989 and went on to pursue his love for cars or anything with 2, 3 or 4 wheels in various fields of the automotive industry. At one point in his short life he started the Fresh Effects Truck Club with chapters in Salem and Newport.
Although he never got to realize his life’s dream of having a Rottweiler Rescue Facility, his love of the breed was never ending.
Alan is survived by his mother, Linda Burnett of Jefferson, OR; his loyal Rottie, Mya of Jefferson; uncle and aunt Rick and Karen Burnett of Salem; Great aunt and uncle Nancy and Ken O’Dell of San Antonio, TX; several cousins and many friends.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in his name to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, 5001 Angel Canyon Rd. Kanab, Utah 84741-5000.
Graveside service will be 1 pm Sat. Feb. 11, 2017 at City View Cemetery under the direction of City View Funeral Home.
Harold J Wright
Harold J Wright, 90, died peacefully at a local hospital. Private services will be held.
Harold was an accomplished musician and was known to entertain locally for senior citizens. As a young boy he had his own radio show on NBC Radio Network in San Francisco. He moved from Yuma, AZ to Stayton, OR 23 years ago.
Survivors include Betty Shaw of Stayton; children, Judy Guerino, Peggy Story and William Wright.
Arrangements are in care of City View Funeral Home in Salem, OR.
Greg Richard Thomas
Greg Richard Thomas became an angel on January 26, 2017. Greg was born November 5, 1960 to loving parents Richard Thomas and Patricia McCandless.
Greg loved the outdoors. He very much enjoyed fishing, camping and baking. Greg had an old soul, but was young at heart.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Thomas and a brother, Steve Thomas. Greg is survived by his mother, Patricia McCandless, father, Richard Thomas, daughters, Audray Thomas, Catrina Thomas, grandson, Kaleb Thomas and nephew, Zachary Thomas.
Greg will be greatly missed by all that knew him.
Juanita Ellen Wickey
Juanita Ellen Wickey, of West Salem, went to be with her Lord and Savior on January 22, 2017. She was born on August 2, 1939 in Yakima, Washington to Henry Hart and Mary Ellen Hart. She loved Jesus and faithfully followed Him throughout her life. She always put God above all else and put her family and others before herself. Her incredible kindness, thoughtfulness, and generosity touched so many lives. Her legacy of faith shall live on through her children. Her greatest desire is that all of her family and friends know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. She was an avid reader and diligent student of God`s Word. She enjoyed memorizing Scriptures, gardening, golfing, playing piano, and taking photos. She loved children, beaches, flowers, penguins, Chinese food, praise & worship songs, and Disney movies. She was excellent at Scrabble.
Juanita studied Bible/Theology at Multnomah School of the Bible. She worked as an office specialist I at Oregon Department of Justice, but spent most of her life as a legal secretary for various law firms in Oregon.
Juanita is survived by her husband, Joseph Wickey, her three children from her previous marriage: Annette Coe, Larry Liljequist, and Eric Liljequist, her five grandchildren: Nicole Liljequist, Alex Liljequist, Alyssa Liljequist, Josiah Liljequist, Isaiah Liljequist, one great grandson, Javari Galvan, one sister, Bonnie Hart, several nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends. She was loved by all and will be greatly missed. She also sponsored many children over the years through World Vision and Compassion International.
A celebration of life will be held at City View Funeral Home on Monday, January 30, at 1:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to World Vision or Compassion International. The family would like to thank Collin Roberts of City View Funeral Home for his valuable help and much-needed, much-appreciated compassion.
Connie N Sauer
Connie Nell Sauer, of Salem, died Saturday Jan. 21, 2017 of natural causes. She was born Oct. 6, 1939 in Smithville, OK to Lovell and Dorthy Page. Connie had lived in Salem over 50 years and retired from the Department of Defense after more than 20 years of service.
Survivors include her husband, Michael C Sauer; children, Dorthy Jane Hernandez, Donita Gay Rodriguez, Curtis Dale Hibbert and Dianna Kay Davis; 2 step-children, Karen, Conrad and Scott Sauer; a brother, Donald Page; 14 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Connie was preceded in death by a sister, Valdean Harris.
Funeral service will be 11:00 am Sat. Jan. 28, 2017 at City View Funeral Home in Salem. Private interment will be at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.
Peter R. Armstrong
Peter Armstrong died peacefully at his home in Salem, Oregon at the age of 66 after a short illness. He was born on March 25, 1950 in North Bend, Oregon, the son of William Armstrong and Frances (Armstrong) Cavanagh. He leaves behind his wife of 44 years, Carol Ann Armstrong and his brother, Neil Cavanagh.
Peter graduated from North Bend High School in 1968. He received a BA in Music from the University of Oregon in 1972 and earned a Teaching Certificate in Mathematics from Western Oregon University in 1990.
Peter had a life-long love of classical music and mathematics. He was also noteworthy in his South Salem community for his daily walks, rain or shine. There will be a private memorial gathering but contributions in Peter`s memory would be welcomed at Salem Friends of Felines (980 Commercial St. SE, Salem, Oregon 97302).
Manuel Chavarria Pinzon
Manuel was born May 4th, 1972 in Puntarenas, Costa Rica. After attending the University of Costa Rica where he graduated as a Forestry Engineer Manny relocated to Salem, OR. He met and married his wife Ada and had two children, Matthew and Isabella. He was the Founder of Emet en laTorah Ministries, and the Author of: La Busqueda de la Verdad: “The Search For The Truth”. Manny left us January 3, 2017 shortly after 8a.m.
He is survived by his Wife Ada Guisela Chavarria, His son Matthew Alejandro Chavarria, and his daughter Moriah Isabella Chavarria. His Parents Mr. and Mrs. Chavarra-Pinzon, his brothers and sisters: Alberto, Reina, Yessenia, Pablo, Gerado and Gaudy.
Manuel enjoyed the outdoors, gardening, etc. But, his consuming passion was teaching the Torah!
In Lieu of flowers the family asks that you consider contributing toward the final expenses.
Beth Mason was born on August 11, 1931 to Raymond and Maxine Brandes of Cleveland, Ohio and she passed away in Salem on January 1, 2017.
Beth is preceded in death by her mother, father and 2 brothers. She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Jack of Turner; son, Barney, Daughter-in-law, Beckie and grandson Austin all of Vancouver, WA; brother-in-laws, sisters-in-laws, nephews, nieces, cousins, friends and other loved ones who will miss her forever.
Jan Kerry Bayless
Jan left this world on January 1st, 2017. He was born in Grants Pass, OR and graduated from Grants Pass High School in 1969 before enlisting in the U.S. Navy. He toured Korea and the Philippines and eventually stationed in Honolulu. In 1972 he moved back to his hometown and it wasn`t long before he and his 1966 Corvette caught the eye of his neighbor, Connie. Freshly divorced, six years his senior and a single mother, she was everything he ever wanted. They married a year later on New Year`s eve 1973 and Jan sold his beloved convertible for a turquoise station wagon.
He began the Fire Science program at Chemeketa Community College in 1974 and went on to join the Salem Fire Department, where he spent 29 years--retiring the Fire Marshal. His career in the fire department was one of his proudest achievements and he would say the lifelong friendships he gained along the way made him a better man. He loved sports (especially golf), the coast and his 1966 Chevelle.
Gone are the cargo shorts, the quick wit and his infectious laugh. But what he leaves behind are the countless memories of a gentle soul who saw the best in each of us. May you and Connie watch sunsets together forever... you will be dearly missed.
Funeral service is scheduled for 1:00 pm Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017 at Unitarian Universalist Church corner of Cordon Road and Center Street. Burial will follow at City View Cemetery. Arrangements by City View Funeral Home.
Lisa L. Young
Lisa L. Young, born on July 31, 1962 in North Bend, OR, died at her Salem home on December 20, 2016. She was 54.
Lisa leaves behind her children, Jeremy and Tawnie; four grandchildren, Destin, Kady, Victoria, and Cody; siblings Bruce, Pam, Schanen, and Mark; Eda Young; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Lisa reunited with her parents, Bruce and Radene Young, in the afterlife.
Graduating from Chemeketa Community College with an A.S. in Automotive Technology in 1990, Lisa went on to work at the Chiquita plant in Salem.
Lisa was the most vibrant trouble-maker, dating back to her teen years. Her quirkiness and sense of humor leaves us with cherished memories.
She loved rock `n` roll, her two dogs, pumpkin pie milkshakes, and being a Leo. Most of all, she loved her family and friends. Lisa will be remembered fondly and missed terribly. In her passing, may we remember that no mountain is too steep to climb.
Services are January 7, 2017, 11:00am at City View Funeral Home in Salem. The family would like to thank the miracle-workers at OHSU, Lisa`s friends who helped her in her final days, and the supportive, caring staff at City View.
Gerald Lee Clark
Gerald “Jerry” Lee Clark, 36, died December 15, 2016 as a result of brain stroke. He was born November 17, 1980, the son of Bryan and Laura Lee Clark. He attended Newberg High School and was assistant manager at Bellagio’s Pizza of Tualatin, Oregon.
Jerry had an incredible personality and ability to make anyone smile with his wit being second to none. He had a knack for turning any situation into a positive, never seeing the glass half empty. It is one of the things I most admire about my little brother and will miss more than I can express.
He was one of my best friends; always there for me when I needed to talk to someone but inevitably I ended up mostly listening. Jerry was never short on things to say. He would be beside me or any friend in any situation, good or bad. Most people are lucky to have one or two good friends, Jerry had several. He influenced many peoples’ lives with his generous heart and witty spirit, including my own.
He was a great father; the birth of his son being one of the best days of his life. As long as I can remember, he always wanted to have a large family with lots of children. Loyal and hard-working, Jerry committed himself to doing the best he could for his family in every aspect of his life.
He loved his job and the people he worked with—you could hear his passion for “the shop” in every conversation we had. He was a sports fanatic as a diehard Oakland Raiders fan as well as the Portland Trailblazers and Oregon Ducks.
Jerry is survived by his wife Marie, son Bryan Daniel, his stepchildren Serena and Connor Barnett, grandfather Gerald Clark, parents Bryan and Laura Lee; brother Joe, sister Brandy, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, and friends.
Vina Jane Hazelton
Jane was born in Toppenish, Washington to Dow and Ruth Ashford. She was the first born in the family. When she was one year old the family moved to Glendale, CA. She loved school and was a good student and good athlete. Her brother was born in Glendale in 1942. After World War II, the family moved to Oregon and started a horse farm. They then moved to Salem in 1946, where Jane attended Salem High School and graduating from Gresham Union High School in 1949.
Jane first job was with the Oregon State Police in August of 1949. They later moved back to Salem.
In 1952 Jane married Mel Jenks in West Seattle Methodist Church. Jane worked outside the home for most of her married life. First for Boeing in Seattle, the Oregon State Police, Moore Business Forms and numerous clerical jobs until going to work for the Social Security Administration and retired in 1991.
She married Byron Hazelton in 1991. He died in 1999. After that she moved to a small house near her son and enjoyed riding horses. She was very good at Dressage. Her son, Bill asked her to help care for his new baby and Jane thought that was the best job that she had ever had.
Church was a very important part of her life. She attended different churches wherever she lived.
A funeral service will be held at City View Funeral Home at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, December 20, 2016. Private interment will be in City View Cemetery.
Mark Eugene Mendzer
Salem – Mark Eugene Mendzer, affectionately called Markie, left his loving family on Wednesday, December 14th to be with our Lord. He is survived by his parents, Moses and Barbara Mendzer, and his brother, Jerry Mendzer along with nephews Scott and Alex, nieces Naomi, Rachel, and Katie. Mark was preceded in death by his sister Naomi and brother Moses. He was born at UCLA Medical Center and raised in Orange, California, attending Canyon Hills Special Education school in Anaheim. He was also a regular competitor in the Special Olympics. After graduating, he attended Hope University. Through the school, Mark appeared on a few TV shows whose episodes focused on down syndrome and mentally challenged kids. He also performed music and dancing with his school group. He moved with his family to Salem, Oregon in 1999 where he worked at Rockwest Training Center until 2013. Mark was also a member of the Shamrock Club. He was a tremendous joy to those fortunate enough to know him. Words cannot express how much Mark meant to his family. He was a true blessing from God and will be missed immeasurably. A mass will be held at 11 am on Thursday, December 29th at St. Mary’s Catholic - 9168 Silver Falls Hwy SE, Aumsville OR 97325. The burial ceremony and reception will immediately follow at the same location.
Sandra Louise Aunspaugh
Last night Heaven gained a special lady. As she rejoices in reunion with her loved ones already there, may we rejoice in the life she led while she was with us. If you are able and would like to join us, her "Celebration of Life" will be this Saturday, the 17th at 1pm at the West Salem Baptist Church (1373 8th St NW, Salem, OR 97304).
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Polk Adolescent Day Treatment Center (PADTC) or Salem Health Cancer Institute
Wanda Carolyn Erwin
Wanda Sharp caught the attention of Hugh Erwin when they both worked summer jobs at King’s Canyon National park in 1949. Sixty five years of marriage and four children later, she still had it.
Born in Steele, Missouri, raised in Visalia, California by adoptive parents Thomas and Stella Sharp, Wanda graduated from UC Berkeley in 1951. She and Hugh were married that same year in Visalia, moving to Long Beach while Hugh Served in the U.S. Navy. From Long Beach they migrated to the San Francisco Bay Area and were blessed with 4 children. Hugh worked as a CPA and Wanda a special education teacher. Wanda’s wit attracted eclectic friends like treasures. In 1995 they made their final home in Salem.
Wanda Carolyn Erwin is survived by Hugh, their four children, Deborah Medley (Joe), Jeffrey Erwin (Margaret), Jane Pope (Jeff), and Jennifer Furlong (Don); 5 grandsons and 4 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, and her beloved granddaughter Robin.
Funeral Services will be held at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Salem on Saturday, December 10 at 1:00 pm. Arrangements by City View Funeral Home.
Scott William Tallman
Salem, OR - Scott William Tallman died peacefully in his residence following a life time of continued battles with mental and physical illness. He was the adopted son of Darrell and Barbara Tallman, born in Denver, Colorado.
Scott`s precious, yet precarious, personality exuded enthusiasm for life, with a deep love for his family, all who seemed to absorb the needs of his personality, and celebrate his thoughtful times. Throughout his life he loved the holidays, especially Christmas, and set aside gifts for each member of his family from his limited resources. Through childhood he was an artist, sketching his family travel experiences and expressing his faith through images he drew in church. He remembered birthdays and Mother`s & Father`s day faithfully. Scott always had a plan for everything, pressing forward to overcome obstacles, persistent enough to achieve the Eagle Scout Award.
Scott is survived by his parents, Barbara and Darrell, his sister, Kristina (Mike Powers), his brother, Kenneth Tallman, his nephews, Jackson, Austin, and niece, Samantha, and many cousins. Also his friends in the medical field who stuck by him throughout his difficult journeys, professionals with patience and compassion.
A private Memorial celebration of life is to be planned. Donations of remembrance can be directed to: Boy Scout`s of America, Troop 108.
Lisa Gaye Segura
Lisa Gaye Segura passed away in Salem, Oregon on November 21st, 2016 at the age of 54. Lisa is predeceased by her granddaughter Mia Bella. Lisa is lovingly remembered by her mother, Lynne Frederickson; sons, Ryan and Cole; grandson, Chase; brothers Matt, Kevin and Kris; sisters, Angela and Leanne.
She was born in Salem, Oregon in 1962. Lisa graduated from McNary High School in 1980. She worked as a catering manager at Salem School District 24J.
Lisa enjoyed crafts, camping, nature, fishing, cooking and bragging about her children. She also listened to every genre of music. Lisa had a way of always being right, even if she wasn`t. The last word was always hers. But she was honest to a fault.
The Celebration of Life will be held at Salem Heights Community Hall, 2505 Liberty Road South, Salem, Oregon 97302, on December 10th, 2016 at 2:00PM with family and friends. Potluck following ceremony. Please bring your favorite dish. Condolences for the family may be offered, donations may be made in the name of Cole Segura.
Vanda Louise Baughman
Vanda L. Baughman, age 77 passed peacefully from this life on Friday, Nov. 18, 2016. She died of natural causes.
Born in Salem, Illinois, Vanda was the third of five children. She moved with her parents, King M. and Jeanne Wilson, and her siblings, Richard, Twila, Royal and Elaine to the Willamette Valley when the kids were young. The family finally settled in Florence where she met her soul mate and life partner James E. “Jim” Baughman. The two graduated from Siuslaw High School in 1957 and were married November 26, 1960.
After Jim was discharged from the Army in 1962 they settled in Eugene to live and raise their small family. He had a career as an Oregon State Trooper, and Vanda was a typesetter and later worked as a records Clerk and Dispatcher with the Lane County Sheriff’s office. After their retirement they planned and together built their dream home. Together they founded the Laurel Hill Neighborhood Association and cared for the elderly in their neighborhood and made sure their friends and family were provided for. They were avid gardeners and Vanda especially enjoyed quilting and crocheting. Many children have grown up warm and protected beneath her unique and creative baby blankets.
Vanda is survived by her daughter, Vanda J. Baughman and granddaughter Anna C. Baughman, her brother Royal and sister Elaine. She is proceeded in death by her parents, husband, brother, Richard and Sister, Twila.
A celebration of life is planned for Saturday, November 26th, the 56th Anniversary of Jim and Vanda’s wedding. It will be held at City View Funeral Home, 390 Hoyt St. S., Salem, OR at 11:00 am.
In lieu of flowers, donations are requested for the Oregon State Police Widows and Orphans Fund at 400 Public Service Bldg, Salem, OR. 97310 in memory of both Jim and Vanda Baughman.
Garnet Marion Six
Longtime resident of Salem, Garnet Marion Six, was born July 10, 1914 in Stettler, Alberta to James and Emma (Kulp) Six, joining big sister Muriel. When Garnet was small the family moved from Canada. First to Puyallup, WA, then Compton, CA and Santa Clara, OR before settling in Salem, OR in 1934. A lifelong Nazarene, Garnet was a faithful Christian and supportive member of the local Nazarene Church, singing in the choir and involved in the life of his church.
Garnet married Marjory Spitler in 1937 and they raised four loving children. Garnet`s first job in Salem was in a box factory. He was fond of relating that one day he took off his coveralls and the next day put on a suit and tie for work in the county clerk`s office. His last employment was with Salem Title Insurance where he worked for over 30 years before retiring in 1976. In retirement he kept active working on his rentals, golfing, gardening, watching sports, especially the Oregon Ducks! Music was a big part of his life and he enjoyed playing his 1926 banjo as a member of the Northwest Banjo band.
He and Ma1jory also traveled some, but truly enjoyed their home where their expanded family and friends were always welcome for seasonal celebrations and special memories.
Garnet`s sweetheart Marjory went to heaven in 1999.
In 2012, Garnet joined friends at Lancaster Village which continued as his residence until he died peacefully on Friday, November 11, 2016, having surpassed the age of 102. He is survived by his children, Roy (Okhie) Six, Gordon (Cheryl) Six, Roberta (George) Fletcher, all of Salem and Joyce (Stephen) Fleischmann, of Vancouver WA; seven grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren. A memorial is planned for Garnet on Saturduy, December 3, at 2pm at First Church of the Nazarene, 1550 Market -Street NE, Salem, OR. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may he made to Salem First Nazarene or The Union Gospel Mission.
LeAnna Louise Tanner
LeAnna Louise Tanner, age 67, died in her home in Port Angeles, Washington at 3:43pm on October 28th, 2016 after a battle with Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma. Her family was at her side to help her on her final journey. She was born in 1949, at Ontario, Oregon. She was the third of five children to Royce Martin Roberts and Phyllis Jane (Pugh) Krefting. She is preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Thomas Roberts. She is survived by her two sons, Marcus (Heather) and McKee (Apryl) Tanner, both of Port Angeles, Washington; four grandchildren, Fiona, James, Griffin, and Aubrey of Port Angeles, Washington; three siblings, Gail Schrader of Tallahassee, Florida, Collin Roberts of Salem, Oregon, and Sue Jacobsen of Broomfield, Colorado; and her step-mother, Patricia Roberts of Hood River, Oregon.
Her family moved from Oregon to Sequim, Washington in 1958. Later, they moved to Port Angeles, Washington, where LeAnna attended Roosevelt Junior High and graduated in 1968 from Port Angeles High. She joined the US Army and worked in the field of physical therapy to rehabilitate wounded Viet Nam veterans. After her military service, she entered the world of bookkeeping and accounting for the rest of her working career, traveling from the east to west coasts several times before returning to Port Angeles in 1988 with her two sons. After her return, she attended and graduated from Peninsula Junior College. She was a member of the Clallam County Heritage Advisory Board and absolutely loved the Olympic Peninsula. Her favorite activity was hiking. She retired in October 2015 from Mount Angeles Memorial Park after ten years as bookkeeper and office manager. Her most memorable hobby was writing, for which she had a natural talent. LeAnna`s family will always remember her as the catalyst for fun family gatherings and keeper of family treasures and traditions.
A memorial service will be held at the Pugh Cemetery in Shedd, Oregon on a date to be announced. Her ashes will be laid to rest with her mother and other family members.
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Carolyn May (Ingram) Gogal
Carolyn May Gogal passed away on October 18, 2016 after a hard fought battle with cancer. Carolyn was born in Junction City, Oregon on September 27, 1944 to Lloyd and Sally Ingram. She was the youngest of five children.
She attended schools in Monroe, Oregon, graduating from Monroe High School in 1962 as Co Valedictorian. While attending school, she lived on Ingram Island, South of Monroe, which was homesteaded by her great-great grandfather James W Ingram Ill in 1865
In 1978 she met Mick, the love of her life and they were happily married for 39 years. This union began a new chapter in her life, loving and caring for her 3 children and step-son with Mick by her side. During this time in Eugene, she worked for the Lane County Sheriff`s Dept and later for the City of Springfield and the City of Eugene. In 1987 she and Mick moved to Riverside, California so Mick could pursue his Regional Manager career. There she became an Executive Secretary for the President of a major healthcare company. Upon returning to Oregon in 1992 to be close to family, she and Mick opened ASAPostal on Lancaster Drive in Salem. There she built a large base of loyal, long term customers who will miss her greatly.
Carolyn was an avid reader with an extensive library. She enjoyed crossword puzzles and her African Violets. Her love of animals brought to her 4 orphan cocker spaniels over the years to care for. She also loved to visit the Oregon Coast and walk barefoot in the sands of Gleneden Beach.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Lloyd and Sally Ingram of Monroe and her sister, Marilyn Nash of Cheshire.
Survivors include her husband, John (Mick) Gogal, brothers Rodney Ingram of Cornelius, Gary lngram (Jackie) of Eugene and Dale Ingram (Paula) of Myrtle Creek. Children Dennis of Salem, Tony (Pam) of Springfield, David (Britte) of Terrebonne and Kelley (Tom) of Eugene and 8 grandchildren
Memorial Contributions can be made to the Willamette Humane Society, Salem, Oregon
To pay your respects, please join us Saturday November 5th at City View Funeral Home 390 Hoyt Street S. Salem, Oregon from 12:00pm - 4:00pm
The family request guest bring one carnation (any color)
Christina Lee Garrett
Christina Lee Garrett, 45, of Albany died from natural causes at her home.
Born Feb. 8, 1971, Christina is the daughter of Mike and Judy Morse and the free spirited sister to four uniquely gifted brothers, David, Danny, Sammy and Stevie.
Christina earned her undergraduate degree in human services and her master`s degree in clinical mental health counseling. Christina believed in building a better world through compassion, love, understanding, and without judgment. She always remained open to receiving, holding out for a healing miracle. She trusts that the risk of loving is always worth taking.
She raised 16 children (biological, adoptive and foster) instilling in them that hope is a commodity and the importance of family, laughter, compassion, and pursuing personal hopes. Her approach to life helped cultivate individual dreams and aspirations, while building self-confidence to become the remarkable young men and women they are today. Her heart will continue to be strong in her children, Tyler, Quentin, Dominic, Pablo, Amber, Carlos, Cole, Christopher, Jackson, along with seven other amazing young adults.
A celebration-of-life service for Christina will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at Grace Community Church, 4105 Lancaster N.E., Salem.
Charlotte Jeanne Williams
Charlotte was born in Garibaldi, Oregon the daughter to Lloyd and Maybelle Niccolson. The family resided in Rockaway Beach and then later moved to Portland. Charlotte attended Oregon State University, where she studied Business and was a member of the Sigma Kappa sorority; she graduated in 1952. Charlotte was proud to be a Beaver!
While at OSU she met Edwin Becker and they were married on June 14, 1953 in Portland. Charlotte and Ed resided in Salem, their daughter, Susan was born in 1955 and son, Stephen was born in 1957. Ed passed away in 1973, and she later married Don Williams in 1975. He passed away in 1993.
Charlotte spent her entire banking career at US Bank Ladd & Bush, working first as a secretary and later advancing to loan officer. Charlotte was a loyal employee and was dedicated to serving her customers. She cherished the life long friendships she shared with many of her co-workers. Charlotte retired from US Bank in 1990. She remained active in the Salem community, volunteering for the Chamber of Commerce and Elsinore Theater for years.
After retiring, Charlotte lived in Salemtowne for over 20 years, where she enjoyed golf, playing cards, and participating in the community clubs and activities. Her love of traveling took her around the world, and to visit many US states and cities. Above all, Charlotte loved spending time with her family, her friends and neighbors.
Charlotte is survived by her daughter Susan and son Stephen Becker, niece Sandi Niccolson, great nephew Sean Casey, great niece Johanna Main and Johanna’s family, husband Brad and children Wesley and Ailey. Charlotte was preceded in death by her brother Wesley Holt Niccolson.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Salemtowne Towne Hall on Sunday, October 30th at 3:00PM. In lieu of flowers the family suggests a donation in her memory to the Union Gospel Mission or your favorite animal shelter.
We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the extraordinary caregivers at The Woods at Willow Creek, Fir House. The family sincerely appreciates the genuine compassion and loving care they provided for Charlotte in the last few months of her life.
Alvin L Zelinka
Salem Oregon - Alvin passed away surrounded by his loving family after a long and courageous fight against cancer. Alvin never let his condition get in the way of enjoying life to its fullest and was an inspiration to all who knew him.
Alvin loved his family, fishing, hunting, gardening, and the outdoors. Alvin was devoted to his family and dedicated his career to the Department of Corrections for 28 years. Alvin retired on his 50th birthday to spend time with his wife, children, and his love of the outdoors.
Born to Ignice and Rose, Alvin grew up in Woodburn. After service in the Navy, Alvin returned and met the love of his life Nancy Reis. Alvin and Nancy were married on February 24th 1968 and raised three wonderful children along the journey.
Alvin is survived by his wife Nancy, daughter Nikki (Alan) Bakkala, sons Brian (Shannon) Zelinka, Duane Zelinka; and four grandchildren.
Memorial celebration of life will be 1:30 pm Monday October 17th 2016 at City View Funeral Home, 390. Hoyt St. S. Salem
Bonnie L. Bulletset
Just three days from their 70th wedding anniversary, Bonnie Bulletset passed away at home on October 7, 2016
Bonnie was born in Seaside, Oregon on April 22, 1926 to Fred and Jennie Flukinger. She was the last survivor of the family of two brothers and one sister. She attended and graduated from Seaside High School and was a member of the high school marching band.
While working at a Seaside bakery she met and married Ken Bulletset in 1946. They lived in Seaside and Astoria until Ken’s recall during the Korean War. San Diego was their home until he was discharged from the Navy, and it was back to Astoria until being transferred to Portland and eight years later to Salem.
Family and church were very important in her life and being a great home maker was her life; razing two sons and one daughter. They lost their oldest son, Fred, in 1991
She will be greatly missed by her daughter, Debbie (Sharon); Son, Tim(Julie); Granddaughters Jennie (Brad) Barnes and Crystal (Nick) Tungate and grandson Jeremy (Teresa) Collins and 10 great grandchildren.
At a later date, graveside services will be held in Seaside. Any memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice or Morningside Methodist Church Foundation.
Sherry Lynn Decorte
Sherry Lynn Gibbons Decorte, beloved daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, teacher, and friend, passed away October 4, 2016 in Salem after a short battle with cancer. Sherry was born on March 20, 1956 in Lancaster, California, but spent her formative years in Idaho Falls, Idaho, where she attended Skyline High School. In 1985, She moved to Boise, Idaho, where she met the love of her life John Diaz. Sherry next moved to Salem in 2003 where she attended Chemeketa Community College, earning a degree in early childhood education. She worked for several years in that field, most recently with the Head Start Program in Salem.
Sherry was a woman of faith who made friends easily and had a lot of love in her heart. She loved her family, her friends, her dogs, and just about every one she met. But, she particularly loved her little students at Head Start, and they dearly miss her. Sherry found her calling in teaching, spending a lot of time preparing ways to teach more effectively and to connect with her students. She was always great with children, who gravitated to her. She also loved to go camping and do embroidery, and had a special place in her heart for the less fortunate—children or adults—and would go out of her way to help others.
Sherry always remembered birthdays, holidays, and special occasions, when she would send cards full of love and encouragement. She loved to read and to write, and wrote several touching poems during her life. Everyone who knew or loved her will remember her smile, her laugh, her quick wit and sense of humor, and the twinkle in her eyes.
Sherry is survived by her mother and father, Trudy and Chuck Gibbons; her children Aislyn DeCorte and Charles DeCorte; her sisters Julie Headrick, Cindy Gibbons, and Kelly Gibbons; her brother Steve; her granddaughter Kylie and her grandson Jonathan; several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles; and many friends. Her partner John Diaz and her brother Curtis Gibbons preceded her in death. There will be a memorial service in Boise, Idaho at a later date.
Wanda Jo Coburn
Born to May and Ivan Blankenbaker. Wanda passed away peacefully at the age of 81 in the care of Steve and Delinda Coburn, Taran Covell and Signature Hospice.
Wanda was preceded in death by her husband Marvin Coburn. Brothers: Wayne, Nick, Jack, and Bill. Sisters: Maxine, Nadine, Lois, and Iva. She is survived by her sons Mike Coburn (Sherri), Steve Coburn (Delinda), Tm Coburn (Heidi) and daughter Peggy Granno, eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Service will be held Saturday, October 8th, 2016 at City View Funeral Home, 390 Hoyt St SE, Salem, OR 97302. Graveside services to follow.
John E Phelps
John Errol Phelps, recently of Salem passed away September 1, 2016. He was born in East Beaver, Oregon to Bernard and Pearl Phelps on March 9, 1926. He was one of eleven children, seven brothers and three sisters who have preceded him in death. In his early years, he worked the farm, the `green` house on Deer Creek, north of Otis, with his brothers.
The Phelps family was so large that they had their own Boy Scout Troop. John`s older brother Gayton Phelps served as Scout Master. As a Boy Scout, John and his brothers hiked the forests of North Lincoln County and Cascade Head. John attended Taft High School in Lincoln City, Oregon.
Accompanied by his mother Pearl, John enlisted in the Navy one day before his 18th birthday. He served in the invasion of France during World War ll, aboard a Tank Landing Ship (LST), USS LST 692 and later served on USS LST 561. During his tour his travels included France, Italy, Greece and Oran.
In January 1948, John married Joanna Jean Larson, whom he had met at Taft High School. He and his wife settled in Tualatin and began their family. They moved from Tualatin to McMinnville and after a number of years they settled in Dallas, Oregon. Recently, he and his wife moved to Salem.
John operated trucks for most of his career. He was known as `Farmer John` to those in the logging business and he owned and operated his own log truck. John was well-known to be quick with a smile and a story to tell. It has often been said that he doesn`t know a stranger.
He enjoyed working on his 1938 Ford with his sons, car shows, square dancing, country and gospel music, hunting, gardening, the Oregon coast and his many pets. John relished time with family, including time he spent with his siblings and their families at the annual Phelps Family Reunion. The last few weeks of his life he was comforted by his family, especially by his daughter.
John is survived by his wife of 68 years, Joanna; his sons, Steven Phelps, Ronald Phelps; daughter, Tamara Inman; grandsons, Zachary Phelps, Joshua Phelps; granddaughter, Johanna Perales; and great grandson, Asher Phelps.
Memorial Service will be held at 11AM on October 8, 2016 at Dallas Mortuary 287 SW Washington St. Dallas, OR. A private interment service will be held for family. In lieu of flowers, family asks that donations be made to the Alzheimer`s Association
Alda May Large
Alda May Large was born at her grandparent`s home near Iroquois, South Dakota. She moved to Oregon in 1934.
She was a member of Turner Christian Church since 1962 and enjoyed singing.
She was preceded in death by her parents Ernest and Hattie May (Leek) Pickell; her first husband of 13 years, Ronald Holford; a son Duane Holford; 2nd husband of 45 years, Cecil Large; daughter-in-law, Carol Holford; brother Don Pickell.
Survivors include daughters, Sandy Grace and Nancy (Keith) Dehut; sons Dennis Holford, Steve (Brenda) Large and Dave (Robin) Large; sister Darleen Damon; 8 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
Memorial service will be held 11 am Saturday, August 27, 2016 at Salem Heights Church. Private burial will be at City View Cemetery under the direction of City View Funeral Home.
Joe Preston Gage
Joe Preston Gage passed peacefully at home after a seven year battle with lung cancer. He was born in Paris, Texas and joined the Navy at age 17. Upon discharge, he returned to Paris, Texas where he met Thelma Jean Powell, the love of his life. They enjoyed 68 years of marriage, producing what Joe liked to call his “three semi-beautiful daughters” – Linda, Pattie and Debbie.
Joe and Thelma moved to Oakland, California early in their marriage, seeking better opportunities. Both Linda and Pattie were born in Oakland. In 1961, Joe and Thelma decided to move their family to Silverton, Oregon. Five years later, Debbie was born.
Joe worked at Birdseye until his retirement in the mid 1980’s. Thelma retired with him and they enjoyed 30 years as snowbirds – travelling and making friends all over the country. In their retirement, they enjoyed several cruises and travelled to Hawaii five times! They became experts at Mexican Train, and nothing pleased Joe more than sitting at the dining room table with his family, beating them at dominoes.
Joe will be remembered for his deep kindness to others, his sound advice, his quick wit and ability to laugh. He made people happy when they just sat and visited with him. His pocket always contained dog biscuits, and it is a toss up whether he was adored more by his neighbors or by the neighborhood dogs. He loved country music, gardening and reliving memories through telling stories.
Joe is survived by his wife, Thelma; his daughters Linda Webb of Bend, Pattie Waltz of McMinnville and Debbie Dennis of Silverton; and his brother, Aaron Gage of Webber Falls, Oklahoma. His seven grandchildren include Jason Knight, Andy Nelson, Sara Hertel, Megan Hannegan, Sam Velasco, Sophie Velasco and Dani Velasco. He had six great grandchildren, Slater, Henry, Jackson, Dylan, Preston and Austin. Joe loved many bonus kids and grandkids over the years as well. He will be greatly missed by all.
Viewing is available on Sunday, August 7th from 4:00-6:00 pm. A memorial service will be held on Monday, August 8th at 1:00 pm at City View Funeral Home in Salem, Oregon, followed by a reception at Sundial Mobile Home Park located at 2200 Lancaster Dr. SE. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Foundation.
Sam G. Angelos
Sam G. Angelos, 89, of Salem Oregon passed away on Sunday, July 24, 2016 after a short battle with cancer. He resided at Capital Manor and cared for by the wonderful Manor Care Givers, Willamette Valley Hospice, close friends and his family.
Sam was born on Mother’s Day, May 12, 1927 to George and Elise (Waterman) Angelos in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was the first child born in the family followed by his brother Gus, and his sister, Margaret.
After Sam graduated from high school he joined the World War II effort. He first joined the Merchant Marines and then enlisted in the Army. Sam served in the Military Police as part of the occupational forces where he was in charge of protecting the Emperor of Japan’s family. After finishing his military service Sam returned home where he worked with his Dad who owned a café and did other jobs.
On April 23, 1950 Sam married Joy L. Carlson who was the love of his life. After marrying, Sam and Joy moved to Salem Oregon where Sam worked building the Detroit Dam. The couple moved back to Salt Lake City Utah in 1953 and Sam started working for Brunswick Drug Company. He became their regional representative and moved to Idaho Falls, ID. In 1964 the family moved to Salem, Oregon and opened the American Family Steakhouse restaurant. In 1974 Sam began working for the State of Oregon in the Worker’s Compensation Program. When Sam retired from this work, he and Joy became the proprietors of the Wolf Creek Tavern in southern Oregon. Throughout all these years Sam and Joy formed many friendships which endured a lifetime. Sam and Joy were married 56 years before Joy passed. They had 2 children, Sam G. Angelos Jr. and Deborah J. Angelos.
Sam was preceded in death by Joy and his brother Gus. Surviving members of his family include Sam’s sister, Margaret (Bob) Forsgren, sister in law Pearl (Gus) Angelos; son, Sam (Rebecca) Angelos Jr.; daughter, Deborah (Milton) Ray, 6 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Sam will be remembered for his many years of service in the community with the South Salem Lion’s Club where he generously gave of his time and energy. He was also a Salem Heights Board member, a Board member of the Oregon Sight and Hearing Foundation, and was a member of the Salem Thorsmen Choir. Sam was a loving husband and father. He was a true and loyal friend, a good listener and confidant, and a patient man who always looked for the good in others. He will be greatly missed.
A Celebration of Life will be held on August 30th at the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Salem, Oregon at1:00 pm.
Dolores Caroline Beals
Dolores Marek was born on September 24, 1928 in Great Falls Montana to Frank A. Marek and Jennie Mikkelson Marek. She went to meet her Lord and Savior on July 16, 2016, surrounded by her family, on her 66th wedding anniversary. Dolores and her sister Jean moved from Montana to Oregon in 1947. Her first Oregon job was with Metropolitan Life. On July 16, 1950 Dolores married Bruce O. Beals and together they had three children: Jeffery Bruce, Deborah Caroline and Connie Jean.
Dolores and Bruce lived in Salem and Keizer. She worked at Kennedy Elementary School for 22 years in many roles. She was an instructional assistant helping children learn to read and do math. She was also a recess teacher. The kids at school liked to refer to her as Mrs. Beatles. Dolores enjoyed sewing, baking and traveling. She also loved to dance and go camping. She especially loved being with her family and great-grandbabies. She will be remembered for her kindness, smile, laugh and big heart.
Dolores was preceded in death by her parents, brother Frankie Marek and sister Myrl McLean. She is survived by her husband Bruce; children Jeff, Debbee Herron and Connie Wakkure; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and sister Jean Raker-Marshall.
A memorial service is planned for 1 p.m., Monday, July 25 at City View Funeral Home and Cemetery, 390 Hoyt Street S., Salem, Oregon. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Alzheimer`s Network of Oregon or Court Street Christian Church.
Joan Marilyn Colt-Wormley
Our own `island girl` Joan Marilyn Colt-Wormley went home to our Lord after a long and very courageous battle with breast cancer on July 5, 2016. She passed away surrounded by her three loving children.
Born on the `island` of Alameda, CA on October 23, 1931. Educated K-12 in Alameda schools. She graduated Merritt Business College in Oakland. Note: She did tell us she almost didn`t graduate, because she and her friend frequently cut school to shop and play. Her Daddy-Garren wisely convinced her to complete her studies.
She lived in various northern California communities before her move to Salem in the 90`s.
Never shy, nor reserved, she could be so silly and fun. As a child, she danced at the 1939 World`s Fair at SF Treasure Island. She loved people, and people loved her. She taught two of her children how to fake burp. An achievement she was quite proud of. She sang off-key and loud, and taught her children many silly songs.
For many years she was involved in community and neighborhood activities.
Survived by her children, Kimberly Paul (Clarence) of Salem, Leslie Fisher (Mark) of Redding, CA, and David Colt from Las Vegas, NV; grandchildren, Andrew (Ashley), Garren (Nuala), Joseph, Jeff (Jacqui), Julie, and Janille (Jeff); 8 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.
A Holy Rosary will be held on Saturday, July 16 at 9:30 am followed by a funeral Mass at 10:00 am at Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 4227 Lone Oak Rd. Salem. Committal at City View Cemetery. Arrangements by City View Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Salem Cancer Institute Salem Hospital or Queen of Peace School (Pen Pal Buddies) in memory of Joan
Mary Frances Rice-Ousey
Mary Frances ( Locke ) Kirk Passed away Saturday July 2 2016 in Everett Washington.
Mary Locke was born in Corvallis Oregon March 16 1930 to Lawrence and Annabelle ( Kile ) Locke. Mary met and married Chester E. Kirk in Corvallis Oregon where they made there home and had three children. Mary worked at Montgomery Wards for several years in Corvallis. She later divorced Chet and moved to the Eugene area taking a job with Fredrick and Nelson which took her to the Seattle area where she remained for the rest of her life. She married Warren Rice and later Al Ousey. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Mary Is survived by daughters Deborah ( Kirk) Logan of Maryland, Teresa (Kirk) Carson of Salem Oregon and son Gregory Kirk of Corvallis Oregon, brother Tom Tierney of Sierra Vista Arizona and step-daughter Cathy Ruth of Lynnwood Washington. Grandchildren Enik Rudisill, Corey Carson and Kim and Kyle Ruth and two great-grandchildren Keagen and Riley Carson. She was proceeded in death by her mother Annabelle Kile Tierney and brother Patrick Tierney and all four husbands. Special thanks to Gloria Del Mundo of Edmonds, Washington for or the love and care that she gave to Mary in the later part of her life.
No service is scheduled.
Marilyn Claire Sohrt
Marilyn Claire Settlemier Sohrt, a thoroughly Salem girl, passed from this life at 1 a.m. June 30, 2016 at the age of 81, from a short illness with an aggressive lymphoma.
Marilyn was born to George and Elaine (McCarroll) Settlemier in Salem on March 13, 1935. With the exception of an 18 month residence in Pullman, Washington, she lived her whole life in Salem.
Her early years were spent on her parents` farm on Fabry Rd. in south Salem. She would often recount how she liked to ride the cows and chase the chickens. A typical farm girl she also participated in 4-H and later in Tri-Y during high school. But tragically, when she was 12 her dad unexpectedly passed away, and not long after the family moved into town.
Well read and smart, she said she never really loved school. She couldn`t wait to graduate from Salem High School (North Salem High) and it wasn`t a week or so later that she married her high school sweetheart John Richard “Dick” Sohrt. Dick and Marilyn met on a blind date when he was 17 and she was 16. They were married at the First United Methodist Church in Salem on July 11, 1953 – nearly 63 amazing years.
Marilyn`s greatest love was being a mom, grandma and wife. She raised three children: Debbie, Karen and Martin, all of whom graduated from the same high school as their parents. She devoted her energy as a stay-at-home mom to building strong character and good values in her children. From volunteering as a school room mother and at other school activities to chauffeuring kids in the green station wagon and being a Camp Fire Girls leader, to her involvement as a Job`s Daughters` Bethel 48 Council volunteer mom and other kids` activities such as DeMolay, Cub Scouts, drum and bugle corps, sports competitions and more; Marilyn gave without fail to her children. And along with Dick, the inseparable pair gave their kids adventures from Silver Falls and the Oregon Coast to camping and road trips and family
As the descendent of Oregon pioneers (Settlemier House in Woodburn), her penchant for gardening and the beauty of nature surely came from her nurserymen ancestors. Her home and yard were filled with flowers that flourished with prolific blooms. She would continually marvel at the variety of birds that visited the feeders she and Dick kept filled with seed. From hummingbirds to hawks and finches to grosbeaks she never ceased to see their beauty.
Together, Marilyn and Dick shared a lifelong companionship to be envied. They lived in several homes across Salem and finally on Mousebird Ave. in West Salem. They traveled to New York City and Miami, FL, and took cruises to Hawaii and Alaska. They visited venues across Oregon and the West in their travel trailer with their beloved Shih Tzu dog, Andy. They swing danced, they sang and simply enjoyed being together, including working out and doing aqua aerobics for 12 years at the Courthouse Athletic Club.
Although her primary career was being a mom and grandmother – especially helping with child care for her “grands,” she augmented that job with a stint as a greeting card merchandiser that led her to becoming a bakery manager for Roth`s IGA stores on Lancaster and Commercial streets where she delighted in serving customers.
She is predeceased by her mother Elaine (who died at the age of 100), her father George, and her step-father Woodrow “Woody” Van Woert. She is survived by her faithful and loving husband Dick; younger sister Jolene Byrne (Sam); older brother George Settlemier (Judy); daughters Debbie Flickinger (Terry Weems) of Portland, Karen Terpin (Mark) of Salem, Martin Sohrt (Jo Lynn Myrick) of Salem; grandchildren Angela Terpin Daniels (Scott); Sarah Terpin; Ian Terpin (Kaitlyn McGuiness); Matthew Sohrt (Carolyn Andino); Kyle Sohrt and Timothy Sohrt; one great grandchild Saniyah Sohrt (and three more great grandchildren on the way); and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and loving neighbors and friends.
There will be no service, however, a open house for friends and family will be held on Sunday, July 17 from 1 to 3 p.m. For details about venue, directions and questions, email daughter Deb at firstname.lastname@example.org. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to one of these charities: Willamette Valley Hospice, Mid-Willamette Humane Society, and Salem Health Foundation.
“All will be well and all will be well and every kind of thing shall be well.” – Julian of Norwich
Sue L. Steffen
Sue L. Steffen passed away on June 27, 2016, from Alzheimer`s. Sue was born in Salem to Roman and Faith Steffen on August 11, 1948. She was preceded in death by her parents and her aunt Udell Frost Sue attended South Salem High School during her sophomore and junior years (1963-1965) and graduated from North Salem High School in 1966. She attended Southern Oregon College and Oregon College of Education, where she graduated with a BA in 1970. Sue earned a Master`s Degree in Library Science from the University of Oregon in 1971. She worked for the Oregon Department of Human Services in a variety of positions until her retirement in 2002.
Sue lived her entire life in Salem, the last 30 years in Salemtowne.
Sue was an avid reader beginning with the Nancy Drew mysteries as a child. She never lost her love of a good mystery although she read popular fiction, literature, history and plays with equal enjoyment. Sue loved the theater, especially the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, which she attended annually until her health declined. Sue`s other great love was travel. She visited 6 continents and viewed the 7th, Antarctica, from a cruise ship. Sue`s favorite travels included two around the world cruises and a cruise that circumnavigated the African continent. Among her treasured experiences were photo safaris in Kenya and South Africa, a train journey on the Palace on Wheels across India, and month long visits to Australia and New Zealand and to Great Britain.
Sue loved cats and she never saw a cat she didn`t try to make friends with. Remembrances may be sent to the Willamette Humane Society.
A service will be held at City View Cemetery on Friday, July 1, 2016, at 11:00 A.M. Arrangements are by City View Funeral Home.
Diane `DeeDee` Van Gorder Pugh passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 26, 2016 after a gallant battle with brain cancer. Her family was with her as she passed from this life to the next.
Diane was born to Richard and Donna Van Gorder in Grand Junction, CO on July 7, 1948. Her family moved to Portland, OR where she graduated from Madison High School in 1966 and Portland School of Beauty. She enjoyed spending the rest of her life cutting and styling the hair of others as well as her own and had different `look` every time you saw her.
She married John `Jack` Pugh Jr. on August 11, 1967 and moved to Shedd a few years later to become a dairy farmer` wife. She spent many years involved with the Oregon Dairy Wives organization and chaperoned princesses on their assignments. She could be seen every year in the Red Barn at the state fair making mile-high ice cream cones for fairgoers. Diane`s other hobbies included directing the church choir, gardening, golfing, reading and spending time with her grandkids and family.
Diane leaves behind her devoted husband, Jack and their two sons, John W. Pugh III (Kathryn) and Casey A Pugh (Amy), three beloved grandchildren Gianna, Jacoby and Harrison Pugh. She also leaves two sisters, Denise Murray (Alan) and Debbie Jensen (Jim) and many extended family and friends.
There will be a memorial service on Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 11:00 am at the Brownsville LDS Church located at 1111 N. Main St. followed by an open house from 4:00-8:00 pm at the Pugh home in Shedd for a continued celebration of her life. The family of Diane would like to express a very sincere thank you to the doctors, nurses and staff at OHSU Hospital. Collin Roberts at City View Funeral Home in Salem is caring for the family.
Jerry D Underwood
Jerry D. Underwood, 59, passed away on June 24, 2016. He is survived by his wife, Kate, 7 children and step children, 6 granddaughters, his sisters, Ann (William) Eaton and Sue C. Love. He was preceded in death by his son, Jeremy, his mother, Virginia (Manry) Underwood and father, Earl Douglas Underwood. Jerry worked at Norfolk Naval shipyard in Portsmouth, Virginia for 29 years. Since retirement he enjoyed traveling to new places, playing guitar, drawing and pursuing his love of geology and volcanoes. Interment was at City View Cemetery in Salem, Oregon. Memorial services will be held at Holloman Brown in Virginia at a later date. Donations may be made in his memory to Wounded Warrior Project.
Mary Theresa Horning
Mary (Theresa) died unexpectedly in her home at the age of 63. Prior to coming into Adult Foster Care in 1999 and living with Carrie (provider), she lived at Fairview Training Center for many years.
While in our home for over 16 years she was family and we never thought any less of her. She was a very strong woman and even with all the medical issues she had through the years she put up a good fight. She most enjoyed camping, casino, coast, long drives, amusement rides, bike rides in her trailer, walks in the neighborhood, going out to dinner and many other adventures. Probably her favorite things: playing with her shoelaces, backrubs, hugs and 1:1 time with those that she loved.
Her personality could light up a room and her smile just melted your heart. She will be missed greatly by all of us that loved her but she will never be forgotten. A special thank you to Aileen Salas for her compassion, kindness and help in caring for Theresa over the last year and to all others that provided so much joy to her. A HOLE WILL FOREVER BE IN MY HEART but I know one day I will see her again.
Funeral service will be 11 am Saturday, June 25, 2016 at City View Funeral Home.
Diane M Abel
Diane passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her family and friends, she was 67 years old. Born in Pittsburgh, PA, at age 9 her family moved to Alaska in 1957. Her parents were government employees (school teachers), teaching the Eskimo children in various villages. Diane moved to Salem in 1975. Her passion was flowers and planting them every spring.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Art and Balance Hyde and her husband, Mark G. Abel. Survivors include 2 sisters, Cynthia Sumner and Melody Hyde; a brother, Russ Hyde; 2 nieces, Angie Nonamaker and Shelby Nichols, 2 nephews, Jon Nichols and Josh Sumner; 2 great nieces and 1 great nephew.
A memorial service will be held 1 pm Sat. June 11, 2016 at City View Funeral Home. Private interment will be in City View Cemetery.
Marjorie Alyce Kingsley
Marjorie Alyce (Emmerton) Kingsley was born in Salinas, California, to Russell Beesley and Mabel Alyce (Buck) Emmerton on November 19, 1931. The family moved to Portland, Oregon when Margie was 15. She attended Washington High School for one year and then the family moved to Salem, Oregon where she attended and graduated from North Salem High in 1949. While living in Portland she met her future husband, Vern Kingsley. Their relationship continued after Margie moved to Salem and they attended Van Port College. Margie and Vern married on March 18, 1951. Margie went to work for Bank of America and eventually became one of the youngest female bank executives spending her entire career with the bank. She and Vern lived in Sacramento, Oakland, Concord, and Fremont, California before retiring and moving to Tidewater, Oregon where they lived for 10 years. Her final years were spent in Salem, Oregon.
Margie was a loving and devoted wife and she and Vern celebrated 65 years of marriage on March 18, 2016.
Margie was an excellent cook and enjoyed preparing delicious meals. She also loved gardening and growing some of her own vegetables. When they lived in Tidewater, she loved riding the mower to mow their 4 acres. She was very talented in home decorating and their home was always beautifully done". Margie and her husband Vern were avid antique collectors. In their earlier years they were both avid golfers.
Marjorie was always a very sweet lady loved by all who knew her. Her nurses who have taken care of her the past 3 years have expressed the sweetness she displayed. Many of them came to her to say their goodbyes and to express their love for her and how much she will be missed.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Margie is survived by her husband, Vern Kingsley; sisters Linda Howe of Albany and Norma Seay of Florence; Niece Tamara VanRas and her husband Scot VanRas; niece Deborah Beier; great niece, Amelia Beier all of Albany; niece Murae VanRas; great, great niece Aroara; niece Kim Bernard and her husband Dennis Bernard; Nephew Mike Seay; great nephew Dylan Seay and great niece Desiree Seay.
Final resting place will be at Mt. Crest Abbey Mausoleum in Salem, Oregon.
Dorothy M King
Dorothy was born on her parents` farm, 6 miles north of Alexander, North Dakota. She attended a one room school for the first 8 years then graduated from high school in Alexander, North Dakota in the spring of 1945.
Dorothy went to Minot Teacher`s College in Minot, North Dakota the summer of 1945, then taught school that fall, one mile east of Fairview, Montana.
Dorothy and Gerald E. King were married on April 12, 1946 in Sidney Montana Church of the Nazarene. Their family consists of three daughters: Tricia Hansen, Pamela Kuhns and Geralyn Monti; and their husbands, Don Hansen, Paul Kuhns and Carmine Monti. They have six grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren.
The family suggests memorial contributions in Dorothy`s name to one of the following:
Salem First Church of the Nazarene - 1550 Market St. NE. Salem, OR 97301 or visit salemnaz.org; Union Gospel Mission of Salem - PO Box 431. Salem, OR 97308 or visit ugmsalem.org; Hope Station Community Services - 1337 Madison St. Suite #115, Salem, OR 97301; or Willamette Valley Hospice - 1015 3rd St. NW. Salem, OR 97304.
Memorial service will be 1:30 pm Saturday, May 21, 2016 at First Church of the Nazarene. Private burial will be at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland under the direction of City View Funeral Home
Florence A Forgard
Florence Adeline Forgard passed away in Newberg, Oregon on Mother`s Day, May 8, 2016, at age 95. The younger of two children, Florence was born to Earl and Mabel Fuller on August 9, 1920 on a claim in Big Lake, Minnesota.
After living for a time in Bismarck, N.D., the family migrated to Portland, Oregon in 1923 where she and her sister, Virginia, attended Kellogg Grade School and Franklin High School. Florence also earned degrees from Cascade College (a Christian college in Portland) and Oregon College of Education (Monmouth). In 1950, she married George Oscar Forgard, and they were married nearly 60 years before he passed away in 2010. They both taught in various elementary schools in Salem.
As a member of Salem Evangelical Church, she served as Children`s Sunday School Supt., Director of Children`s Literature, and Vacation Bible School Director. In later years, she and her husband attended Salem First Baptist Church. She enjoyed creative arts, gardening, canning, cooking, sewing, and camping with her family in several western states. Other travels included a tour of Israel with her sister, Virginia, and many trips with George throughout the U.S. as well as visits to Canada, Mexico,The Caribbean, and Panama Canal.
Florence was known as a positive, hard-working, and loving person as well as a woman of faith devoted to God, her family, her church, and the children she served both at church and school. She is survived by her children, Georgia Larson (and husband, Dwight Larson), of Newberg; David Forgard (and wife, Susan Forgard) of Winchester; and John Forgard of Salem; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
A celebration of her life will be held at City View Funeral Home in Salem on Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 3:00 pm.
Patsy (Pat) Jacquan Frith
Patsy (Pat) Jacquan Frith, a Salem resident since 1975, passed away May 7, 2016 after a 6 month struggle with cancer. Born February 4, 1947 in Starr City, Arkansas, Pat`s family moved to Oregon in 1948. She attended school in Springfield, Oregon, and graduated from Thurston High School in 1966.
Pat was married for 47 years to Mike Frith. They were known for their sweet dedication to each other and their children. They lived in Salem since 1975. They had four children, Timothy, Sean, Joshua, and Erin. All live in Salem except Timothy who lives in Stayton. Pat and Mike have 11 grandchildren and delight in every one.
Pat was a stay at home Mom until 1991 when she began work in the family business, 1430 KYKN radio. Pat had three sisters and one brother who remain close. She was a long time member of Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Salem.
Pat had a delightfully pleasant personality, and a wonderful smile. She was most happy when she was involved in activities that included her children and grandchildren. She was affectionately known as Grammy to her grandchildren.
Pat was a Born Again Christian and is in Heaven at this moment. She hopes that all will read and believe John 3:16 and meet her in Heaven some day. A visitation will be from 4 to 7 PM, Monday, May 17th at City View Funeral Home. A funeral mass will be held at Queen of Peace Church Tuesday May 17 at 11am. There will be a reception at the church following mass.
Maxine M Freeman
Maxine Marion Freeman, 100, former resident of Salem and Eugene, died peacefully on May 7, 2016 while residing at Brookdale`s Memory Care Facility in Vancouver, WA. She was born in Rickreall, OR to Seth and Janie Fawk. She was raised on a poultry farm, loved the great outdoors and was an avid gardener. She was active and enjoyed being member of the Fuchsia, Begonia, & Geranium Society and the Orchid Society in Eugene, OR where she lived from 1967 to 2012.
Survivors include her daughter, Eleanor McCauley, Kalama, WA; five grandchildren, Michelle Dean, Sherwood: Michael McCauley of Anchorage: Kendall Beckwith, South Carolina; Joyce Picard, New Mexico; and Donna Dahmm, Illinois; nine great grandchildren, Racheal Manhart, OR; Garret, Miles and Kevin McCauley, AK; Kristina and Kaitlyn Picard, New Mexico; Zackary, Brena Joe and Austin Dahmm, Illinois. She was preceded in death by her husband Harold Freeman and two daughters, Joanne Beckwith and Karen Freeman.
Graveside service will be held 2 pm Monday, May 16 at City View Cemetery under the direction of City View Funeral Home in Salem, OR. A reception will follow.
The family would like to thank Brookdale Memory Care and Peace Health Hospice Southwest, Vancouver, WA for their loving care. Contributions may be made to the PHSW Foundation, PO Box 2516, Vancouver, WA 98668.
Kent James Smith
Salem - Kent met Jesus face to face on May 1, 2016. Kent was born in Stockton California. His parents are Michael and Alice Smith. Kent graduated from Sprague High School, attended Chemeketa Community College and was working at Garmin here in Salem. He also worked and served at Morning Star Community Church.
Kent is survived by his son Jayden James 'JJ'; his parents, Michael and Alice Smith; his older sisters Gina Piechowicz, her husband Gabe and his younger sister Toni Davis; grandparents Albert and Maudie Dosier, Shirley Smith, Allen Smith; nieces, Danielle, Sahalie, Penelope and Riley, nephew Athens and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Also carrying on Kent’s legacy are countless scores of friends whom Kent touched, loved and cherished.
Kent was an avid Star Wars fan and the Seattle Seahawks was his team. He enjoyed hanging out with friends, playing video games, cards and watching movies. He will most of all be remembered as a dedicated father to his son Jayden, being a loyal friend with a great sense of humor and a heart of gold. He lived his life according to Romans 12: 9-21 'always thinking of others before himself'.
In honor of Kent and in lieu of flowers a GoFundMe account has been set up on behalf of Kent, for his son Jayden. www.Gofundme.com/jaydenjs
Kent`s celebration of life will be held at 1:00 PM, Saturday, May 7th at Morning Star Community Church at 4775 27th Ave. SE, Salem. There will be a reception following the services. Private family burial will be in City View Cemetery. Arrangements are by City View Funeral Home.
Jerry Darras, passed unexpectedly from an infection, at Salem Hospital. Born in Noonan, North Dakota, to Louis and Malvina Darras, he went into the army with his cousin Dale, where he was stationed at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.
Jerry moved with his family to Salem where he met and married Doreen Handley on September 27, 1958. They celebrated their 50th anniversary in 2008 and raised their family on a small farm in north east Salem, keeping chickens and cows for fresh eggs, milk and beef. In 1974 Jerry bought and operated 'Franks Power Ditching'. He was a Blazer fan and enjoyed his children`s and grandchildren`s sports. He was an avid reader, enjoying westerns and mystery novels and loved music, especially Neil Diamond and Roy Clark.
His wife preceded him in death in 2009 and son Jerome Darras Jr., 'Joe' in 1991.
He is survived by his sister Betty Melby of North Dakota, brother Jack (Carol) Darras of Yakima and 3 children, Ione, Mike (Carrie), and Jay, 6 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, consider donations to the Union Gospel Mission or any Veterans Association.
Freda M McAllister
Freda McAllister passed away in Salem, OR at the age of 86. She was born in Arkansas and came to Oregon with her family as a child. She grew up and attended school in Turner, OR. After graduating from high school she married John McAllister in 1949 and moved to Salem where she resided the rest of her life. They had one son, Larry born in 1955. Freda worked a few summers at a local cannery and became a devoted housewife and mother the rest of her adult life. She attended church with her family in Turner for several years.
Freda enjoyed flowers, gardening, canning, reading books including her Bible and baking. Her home baked pies, cookies and biscuits were always delicious. When she was younger she enjoyed riding her bicycle, going for walks and ceramics. Freda enjoyed trips to Central Oregon and the Oregon Coast. She also enjoyed going with John to the Oregon Steamup at Antique Powerland in Brooks each summer.
She is survived by husband, John McAllister, son, Larry McAllister, both of Salem and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Many thanks to the staff at Brookdale Salem Care Home for taking care of Freda for the past two years of her life.
Elsie Elinora Trumbly
Salem – Elsie E. Trumbly passed away April 7, 2016, surrounded by her family at Salem Hospital. Elsie was born in Lakeville, MN to Gust and Hanna Anderson, natives of Sweden. At 2 years old her family moved to North Platt, Nebraska, where they lived until she was 10 years old. Her family then moved to Oregon and settled in the Perrydale area, later moving to the Macleay area where she met the love of her life, Merle Trumbly and were soon married. They had 67 wonderful years together.
Elsie enjoyed jewelry making and all kinds of craft projects. In her younger years, Merle and Elsie enjoyed golfing, square dancing and motorcycle riding. But all through their lives the most fun they had was vacationing and family get togethers with Fred and Wanda Zunck, their lifelong friends from grade school.
Elsie was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Merle, brother Kenneth Anderson, sister Astrid Hudson. Elsie is survived by son, Dick (Marlene) Trumbly, daughter Gloria (Rich) Rosenau; grandchildren, Tina and Ellis Esther, Tonya and Michael Beach, Roger and Sarah Rosenau, Ryan and Stacia Rosenau and 10 great grandchildren. The family requests that any charitable contributions be made to Willamette Valley Hospice, 1015 3rd. St. NW, Salem, OR, 97304.
Visitation will be on Friday, April 15th from 1-5 PM, with funeral services on Saturday, April 16th at 2:00 PM, all at City View Funeral Home. Interment will be in Mt. Crest Abbey Mausoleum.
Janet Dorothy Maguren
Janet graduated from Salem High School in 1950. Went to Emanuel School of Nursing and graduated in August 1953: Univ. of Oregon graduated in 1963 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing; Portland State University, graduated in 1973 with a Master’s Degree in Educ. She worked at Chemeketa Community College from 1967 to 1991 teaching and managing nursing programs. In 2009 she and sister Joan moved to Capital Manor. Janet died in the Memory Care Unit from Alzheimer’s disease. Service will be held at the Belcrest Mausoleum 11 am Friday April 15 under the direction of City View Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Capital Manor.
Patricia R Van Cleave-Abrahams
Patricia Van Cleave Abrahams was born in Portland, Oregon the only child of John and Patricia Densmore. The family moved to Scio, Oregon in the fall of 1930. Patricia graduated from Scio High School with the class of 1947. She attended Oregon State College 2 terms and one year of Business School. She married her high school sweet heart, Rolland J Van Cleave on September 16, 1949. He passed away June 24, 1994.
At her 50th high school reunion in 1997 she renewed her acquaintance with Donald Abrahams. They married November 2001 in Long Beach, Washington and lived in the Svensen area of Astoria since that time.
In her lifetime Patricia had lived in Salem, Albany, Scio, Roseburg, Clackamas, Bend, Stayton and Astoria. She had worked for Pacific NW Bell as a service representative in Salem, Albany and Roseburg. She had also worked 4 years as assistant treasurer for Credit Union in Bend.
She is a former member of Order of Eastern Star. Patricia also enjoyed traveling, music, walking, gardening, Family, Grandchildren and extended family. Patricia also enjoyed remembering birthdays, anniversaries and sending cards to family and friends. Her Christmas card list exceeded a hundred with each person receiving a handwritten note.
Patricia had two children, son John Van Cleave of Sweet Home and Valda Van Cleave Susac who passed away April 1, 1985.
Survivors include her husband, Donald Abrahams of Astoria, son John and wife, Sandy; grandchildren, Kevin Van Cleave and wife Celeste and their children Hayden and Rynn of Sweet Home, Carissa Wallis and husband Stetson and their children Carson and Colby of Salem; Step children, Mike Abrahams and wife Michele of Astoria and children Miranda and Mykka, Judy Anderson and husband Jon of Astoria and children Brian and Jordan, Susan Green of Seaside and her daughter Tesa.
Graveside service is scheduled for 1:00 pm Friday, April 1, 2016 at City View Cemetery in Salem. Memorials may be made to your local Hospice.
Stephanie Lynn Doherty
Stephanie Lynn Doherty (Wonder Woman), 39, originally from Yreka, California but a resident of Salem, Oregon for the last 18 years, passed away on March 4, 2016 in the Salem Hospital. She was born on November 10, 1976.
While spending her childhood in Yreka, she enjoyed dance, cheerleading, and especially her girlfriends. She was also "Little Lyman" to all her brothers friends. She moved to Santa Barbara where she received a degree in Political Science from UCSB. A move to Salem allowed her to receive her Doctorate in Law from Willamette College of Law.
Following law school, Stephanie and her husband Michael had three beautiful children. Stephanie then dedicated her life to supporting and raising her wonderful children. She volunteered in their schools for six years and was heavily involved in the Parent Teacher Club including being on the Board for several years. She also loved teaching gymnastics to not only her own son and daughters but many other young children.
She loved camping, gardening, watching sports and especially spending time with her sister-wives and their families.
She is survived by her husband Michael, three children Bailey, Connor and Addison, her mother Lynnea, brother Eric, wife Tessa and children Zia and Koi, step-mom Cathy and step-brother David. She was predeceased by her father Steven
Kenneth Wayne Remmerde
Ken was born in Rock Valley, Iowa, to John and Marie (Sandbulte) Remmerde. He was married to Helen (Driesen), the love of his life for over 50 years.
As a freedom-loving patriotic American, he was proud of his Dutch lineage, his rural Iowa upbringing, and family farming heritage. He was patient, kind, generous, and loving to his wife and children. And most of all, he was thankful to his Savior Jesus Christ, and sought to praise God in all he did.
He farmed in northwestern Iowa until the early 1970s, when he moved west and built a chicken egg ranch in Ontario, California. In 1980, he started a dairy farm in Turner, Oregon. He moved to the Aumsville, Oregon area in the mid 1980s where he remained for many years. He operated his own long haul truck for most of the last 20 years, logging over 2 million miles transporting goods all over the USA.
He passed away unexpectedly the afternoon of February 17 at the age of 73 from an aortic aneurysm. While he will be deeply missed by his family and many friends, he was prepared and eager to move on to the glorious afterlife and into the arms of his Heavenly Father.
Ken was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Anna Marie De Boer. He is survived by his wife, Helen; three children: Randy, Karen (Travis) Robison, Mike; grandchild Tyler Robison; his sisters Johanna (Mike) Overman, Phyllis Wasmund, and brother Herb. A memorial service will be held on Feb. 25 at 2:00pm at Salem First Church of the Nazarene, with Pastor Tim Crump officiating. Assisting is City View Funeral Home in Salem, Oregon. Please direct any gifts of flowers to be delivered to Salem First Church of the Nazarene on Feb. 25. Monetary gifts may be made to Salem First Church of the Nazarene in Memory of Ken.
Joe William Bowersox, Jr
Beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather and Teacher passed away Monday morning, February 8, 2016 with all of his immediate family by his side. He was 92 years old and had lived a full and wonderful life.
Joe was born to Mildred Thomas and Joe William Bowersox in Reedsport, Oregon. Before he was one year old the young family moved to Salem and it was here his only sister was born thirteen months after Joe. They were close siblings.
Joe went to Grant Grade School, Parrish Jr. High School, and graduated from Salem High in 1942. He was an active and intelligent student. Early in his youth he started playing basketball and was on the team until a bout of pneumonia slowed him down for a while. He soon recovered and continued playing into his college days. Joe was active in the school on many agendas and ended his public school days as Student Body President. After high school graduation, he went to Occidental College in Eagle Rock, Ca. on scholarship. World War II was in full swing by that time and on March 17th 1943 Joe was called up along with many of the students and was sent to Camp Walters in Texas. From there he was recruited into the Army Air Corps and started his training as a B-25 bombardier and navigator. This took him to many locations, mostly on the East Coast. By the time his flight group was trained the war was coming to an end. Joe was in the war zone dropping leaflets over Italy to try and put an end to the fighting. He was discharged from active duty in December of 1945 as a 2ndLt. His training in celestial navigation and weather continued to be a lifelong passion.
After his discharge, Joe returned to Occidental to finish his education in math, physics and economics, graduating in June 1949. By this time he had a serious relationship with a former classmate, June Varnes. Their very first encounter was during Jr. High days when he and a friend sat down with two girls in White`s Restaurant after a football game. Joe remembered the incident; June did not. Joe and June decided they wanted to go back to Salem, Oregon where he taught at Richmond Elementary for four years and then started teaching Math at the Jr, High level, teaching four years at Leslie and four years at Judson. While teaching he completed his Masters and went into administration. The rest of his 33 years he was an Elementary School Principal.
Joe and June were married July 15, 1951 on a hot Sunday afternoon at the Evangelical Church where they were long time members. Both had a travel bug (eventually visiting almost 60 countries together) and they started out life with a long car trip to the East Coast where Joe wanted June to see all the places he had been, plus a few new basketball and sports arenas as well. It was the beginning of a wonderful life together.
Wilma W Collins
Salem- Wilma was born in Amsterdam, Ohio to Richard and Sarah (McAlister) Belch. She attended Moosehear School and continued her medical training at Huron Road Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio receiving her Registered Nurse designation. Wilma enlisted in the Army Nursing Corps in June of 1945, serving stateside until December 1945.
On June 21,1947 she married Glen Collins in Cleveland, Ohio and moved to Salem., Oregon in 1952. After raising four children she returned to work as a nurse at Salem Hospital, her last four years as the Quality Assurance Coordinator for nursing. After retirement in 1986 she continued volunteer work for the American Red Cross and the Salem Hospital retirees.
Wilma was a long time member of Christ the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Salem. She found great delight in her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Glen, her husband of 64 years passed away in 2011. She is survived by; daughter Catherine Collins of Salem; sons James (Glenda Wheeler) of Portland, John (Sylvia) of Bend and Robert of Salem; grandchildren Jay (Krista) Wheeler of Portland, Kayce (Marc) Wheeler-Bryne of Portland, Kristin Collins of South Boston, MA and Jeffrey Collins of Hermiston; great-grandchildren Nate, Gabe and Lincoln.
A burial service will be held on Friday, February 12, 2016, 10:30 am at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland. Contributions can be made to Mid-Willamette Valley Hospice or the American Red Cross. Arrangements are by City View Funeral Home in Salem.
Patricia Lynn Gregg
Patty died in her home on January 29, 2016 from heart failure. She was the youngest of six born to Valetta Mary (McCaw) and Thomas George Cooper in Portland, Oregon. She worked at the San Shop in Salem during her senior year at North Salem High School, where she met Jerry Gregg, her future husband. Patty graduated from North Salem High School in 1960, and Patty and Jerry were married in Reno, Nevada on October 28, 1961.
After graduation, Patty attended Phagan’s School of Beauty and obtained her cosmetology license. She was a talented beautician for many years before devoting her energies full time to her family. She was an extremely selfless wife and mother who supported her husband and her kids in everything they did. She was an active parent volunteer, and supporter of athletics, at McNary High School from the late 70s to the late 80s, and a volunteer for Keizer Little League. She was a devoted, proud and loving grandmother. Patty was also an accomplished tole painter, an avid sports fan, a voracious reader, and a great friend to many.
Patty’s home and heart were open to everyone. She had a generous spirit, a quick wit, sparkling eyes, a joyful and hearty laugh, and a warm hug for everyone. No one was a stranger to her. When you were in her presence, you knew you mattered. She gave her love freely to all, and died having given it all away to those around her. We are grateful to hold on to her gift of love for the rest of our lives. We love you Patricia Lynn Cooper Gregg – we are so unfathomably blessed to have known you – especially those of us who called you wife, mother, grandma, sister, aunt, and friend. You were a beautiful soul, inside and out, and we will do our best to follow your lead and to make you proud.
She is survived by her loving and dedicated husband of 54 years, Gerald Gregg; her three children, Tamara Gregg Ellingson (Steve), Tracy Gregg (Randy Cook), and Ty Gregg (Tammy); eight grandchildren, Jillian Cook, Michael Cook, Abby Cook, Camden Gregg, Kiera Gregg, Isaac Ellingson, Rian Gregg, Tenley Gregg, and honorary (exchange student) grandchild, Jan Taborsky (Lacy); four siblings, Claudia Stockton, Larry Cooper (Ida), Garry Cooper, and Brian Michael Cooper (Jeanne); sister-in-law, Pat Cooper; brother-in-law, Dennis Gregg; sister-in-law, Linda Gregg; sister-in-law, Jeanie Brinker; and many nieces and nephews who greatly loved their aunt Patty. She is preceded in death by her parents and her oldest brother Thomas.
The family would like to thank Willamette Valley Hospice and City View funeral home in Salem for their help and care. A celebration of her life will be held for family and friends at Illahe Hills Country Club on Sunday, June 12th at 2 pm. If you wish to make a donation in Patty’s honor, please consider Willamette Valley Hospice, 1015 3rd Street, NW, Salem OR 97304.
Arthur Ray Kennett
Arthur Roy Kennett, son of Arthur Kennett and Emily Ruth Van Natten as born in Colorado Springs, Colorado on July 18, 1922.
Before World War II, Art worked in Colorado Springs in the telegraph industry. During WW II Art was a Carpenter`s Mate Third Class in the Navy and was involved in the invasion of Guam. He received the Victory Medal, Asiatic Pacific Area 1 Star Seabee Insignia and the Good Conduct Medal. Art was honorably discharged from the Navy on December 17, 1945. After the war Art returned to Guam as a civilian and worked three years as a carpenter to pay off his mother`s house. He married Delphine Baecker on May 14, 1954 and had 2 daughters with her. They divorced in 1984. He drove a city bus in Portland for several years. And then Art lived in Silverton for many years and was employed by Mayflower Moving Company, and later Bekins until he retired.
He then married Jeanne Gray on March 12, 1988. Jeanne died October 25, 2007. Art passed away on January 18, 2016, at the age of 93. His brother Stanley died when his plane was shot down over Italy during WW II, and Art`s sister Anna preceded him in death in 2014. He is survived by his younger brother John Pace of Houston, Texas; his daughters Elizabeth Ann Kennett and Mary Kathryn Berman; Mary`s children and grandchildren; his sister Anna’s daughter Teresa and granddaughter Bobbie; by many nieces and nephews in Texas; as well as stepchildren Dennis, Diane, Doug, and David.
Due to advancing Alzheimer’s his stepdaughter Diane took over as his guardian and conservator in 2012, and everyone who knows Diane is very grateful for her enormous kindness and care.
Art moved into the Adoracion Adult Foster Home in Keizer, Oregon, and was taken care of and greatly loved by (angels) staff members Dolly and Angela. The family will forever be grateful. Art was a gentleman right to the end. Dad, I know you are now with our Lord Jesus!
Interment with Military Honors will be 10 am Sat. April 16 at City View Cemetery under the direction of City View Funeral Home.
Pastor Loren Clifford Hamar
Pastor Loren Clifford Hamar of Salem, OR, went to be with Jesus on January 5, 2016. He died peacefully and unexpectedly in his sleep.
Loren is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Donna; son and daughter in law, Nathan and Krista Hamar of Port Townsend, WA; daughter Kasea Hamar of Seattle, WA; brothers Reese, Valen, and Elton (Tom) Hamar; “adopted” sister Cheryl French; as well as a large extended family and countless friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Tim.
Loren was born August 19, 1951 in Kelso, Wa to Leo and Mary Hamar and spent his childhood in many locations, but fondly thought of Portland as home. He graduated from Northwest College of the Assemblies of God in 1973. He met Donna Peters in 1976 and made the best decision of his life when he married her shortly thereafter. His wife and kids were his pride and joy.
Loren had previously served as the Pastor of New Life Church in Port Townsend, WA from 1991 until 2006. At one time, he also served on the board of the Jefferson County YMCA and spent a tenure as President. At the time of his passing, Loren was pastoring in Salem, Or. Other than his family, Loren’s driving passion was to love people and point them toward Jesus. He was also a tremendous musician, coach, mentor, and encourager of people.
Loren was deeply loved and will be so missed. A Celebration of Life was held at Lancaster Faith Center on Monday, January 11, 2016.
Rowena Harriet Wriston
Mt. Angel- Rowena H. Wriston, age 86 left her family and friends on January 1st 2016. She was born in Ft. Sill, Oklahoma to Ike and Mertie Combs. Rowena was a homemaker, waitress, cooked in the high school and did alterations at the Post Exchange.
Rowena married Thomas D. Wriston on October 11,1973 then moved to Salem, Oregon in 1974. Rowena enjoyed bowling, camping and being with her family. Rowena was also involved in the American Legion Auxiliary and VFW.
Rowena is survived by her children Nancy (Chris) Carroll of Aumsville, Oregon; Joyce (Paul) Theboddau of Fairview, Oklahoma; Linda (Leonard) Dalton of Enid, Oklahoma; 7 grandchildren and 4 great- grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents; her brother, her husband Tom; and son Rickey P. Truett.
A celebration of life will be held on January 16th 2016 @ 3pm. Location will be @ Elks Lodge 336, 2336 Turner RD SE
Brooks Alan Hogle
SALEM - Brooks Alan Hogle was born in San Jose, CA, to Donald and Ruth Hogle. As a boy, he enjoyed riding horses and fishing with his father and older brother, Reid. He earned the Eagle Scout rank at age 15. Brooks graduated with honors from Hanford High School in Richland, WA, in 1975, where he played basketball and lettered in golf. He graduated cum laude from Washington State University in 1979 with a degree in hotel/restaurant administration. He later completed a second bachelor’s degree in accounting from Eastern Washington University and became a C.P.A.
Brooks met his wife, Debra Lenker, at Richland Baptist Church in 1979. They had their first date on the day Mt. Saint Helens erupted, and married in 1981. Brooks accepted a job with the State of Oregon and moved to Salem in 1986. He worked for the Department of Revenue (1986 to 1989), Audits Division (1989 to 1996), and State Treasury (1996 to retirement, Nov. 30, 2015).
Brooks enjoyed camping, hiking, waterskiing, and downhill skiing in addition to playing basketball and golf. He liked listening to seventies music and began drum lessons in his late 40s. He enjoyed perusing used book stores in his spare time.
He will be remembered for his devotion to his family, his work, and most of all, his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. His kind and gentle manner, subtle sense of humor, and strength of character will not be forgotten. Brooks went to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 19, after an 18-month trial with multiple myeloma. He was preceded in death by his father. He is survived by his wife, mother, brother, and children: Jacqueline Donatelli (Jason) and Bradley Hogle.
A celebration of life will be held Sunday, December 27, at 4 p.m. at Salem Heights Church. Burial will take place on Monday, December 28, at 11 a.m. at City View Cemetery.
Donations may be made in his honor to Reid Saunders Association`s ministry in Guatemala or Compassion International.
Lura Rosa "Leigh" Whitcomb Nippert Britton
Leigh was born in Oklahoma on August 9, 1923 to Arthur and Elizabeth 'Belle' (Dwyer) Whitcomb, the fourth of nine children.
The family moved from Oklahoma to Monroe, Oregon in 1934 where they owned and operated the Sunny Brook Dairy. After graduating from Monroe High School in 1941, Leigh married Lawrence Nippert. They had two sons, Lawrence 'Allen' and Michael. Her husband passed away in 1944 prior to Mike`s birth. As a young widow she married Stanley Scott Britton in Salem, Oregon in 1946. Stan adopted Allen and Mike as his own, and he and Leigh together had two more sons, Leland 'Lee' and Darrell.
Leigh was a busy homemaker, but when the boys were older she worked at Oregon State Hospital as an aide. She then opened a daycare in their home where she was a childcare provider extraordinaire! Upon Leigh and Stan’s retirement, they sold their south Salem home and purchased a pick-up and 5th wheel, and traveled to various states. They were also camp hosts throughout Pacific Northwest.
Leigh was widowed again in 2000, and soon thereafter moved to Cedar Village where she lived out her final years in their good care.
Surviving Leigh is her sister, Marie 'Lorene', Leigh’s sons Allen (Fely), Mike (Jean), Lee (Irene) and Darrell (Darlene), 12 grandchildren and many great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
The family gathered to remember Leigh earlier in December. She is interred along with her husband, Stan, at Willamette National Cemetery. Contributions may be made in her memory to_________________________________________.
Edith Pauline Hickam
Edith Pauline Hickam
January 29,1929 – December 07 ,2015
Edith P. Hickam left her family and friends at age 86 following heart failure.
She was born in Idaho Falls, Idaho to parents Jacob and Christina Mussman.
Later she moved to Oregon where she graduated high school. Edith married Gene Hickam in 1951 in Salem, OR. where they made their home, raising three boys, James, Gary and Steve.
Always known as a hard worker, Edith held various jobs over her lifetime. She especially enjoyed running “Gene’s Tavern” which she and her husband owned and operated for many years in South Salem. Edith also liked to garden ,travel and play cards. She had a great sense of humor and was always very actively involved in the lives of her children and grandchildren who loved spending time with her up to very end.
Edith is survived by two children, nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, as well as numerous brothers and sisters.
Services will be held Saturday, December 12 at 2:00 P.M. at City View Funeral Home in South Salem.
Kenneth Howard Ellis
Kenneth `Mr. Kenny: Howard Ellis, 71, passed away on Dec. 2. He was born in Portland, OR to LeRoy and Mary Louise Ellis. Ken graduated from North Salem High School in 1963. After graduation he joined the Oregon National Guard. Upon his return to Salem he met Elaine. They married Jan. 14, 1967. He is survived by his wife of almost 49 years, two daughters, Rebecca Hill and Melissa Bascue, a brother, Roy Jr. and sister, Eva Anderson. He was the best Papa to four grandchildren, Sam and Ben Bascue, and McKenzie and Spencer Hill.
Ken began working for West Coast Grocers in 1968 and loved driving eighteen wheelers until his retirement from WinCo Foods in 2006.
He enjoyed working with wood and participated in many bazaars with Elaine, including the Green`s Show. He was a member of Capital Carvers and also enjoyed camp hosting at Tumalo State Park.
There will be a Celebration of Life after the first of the year.
'Hey You Up There'
Hey you up there, in that big red truck,
With the pressure you`re under
I wish you good luck.
Hey you up there, wherever you go,
I`m so proud of you; I just want you to know.
Hey you up there, I`ve watched you unload,
You just keep smiling and do as you`re told.
Hey you up there, how many miles do you log?
I worry about you, in the snow and the fog.
Hey you up there, you back in with ease,
You make driving an eighteen wheeler
Look like a breeze.
Hey you up there, the hours so late,
I think of you often
Your loving mate.
Robert Lee Rice
Robert (aka Bob) Lee Rice passed away peacefully early in the morning of November 30, 2015. He died from complications associated with kidney cancer. He was 83 years old. Born in Mt. Ayr, Iowa on November 21, 1932, he was one of ten children. A military veteran of the Korean War, Bob spent time in Oregon and settled in Des Moines, Iowa where in the early 1960’s he, along with his wife, built a local waste removal business. Over the years that followed, their business expanded to include disposal facilities and it grew into a very successful enterprise in the state of Iowa.
Upon selling his company, Bob and Audrey moved to The Big Island of Hawaii and split their time between residences in Kona and Salem, Oregon. Bob built construction and development companies in Kona, that still exists today. He also built many friendships throughout his years in business. He was the type of person who would help those who genuinely needed help and was very loyal to those with whom he worked. One person commented after hearing of Bob’s passing, “he really helped me when I was starting out years ago. Just a wonderful man.”
Bob enjoyed many pastimes including, gardening and landscaping; golfing and tennis. He also followed many different kinds of sports, including college football most notably the Iowa Hawkeyes. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Audrey and his three children, Wes, Linda and Ken; two grandchildren, Jennifer and Kory; and two great granddaughters, Kassidy and Journey. He is also survived by three siblings, his sister Tini Rice, another sister Tye Wyss and his brother Garey. His other siblings (including brothers, Pat, Howard, Russell, Whitey, as well as his sisters, Eleanor Hunter, Phyllis Gray and Pat King) have already passed away.
A private viewing will be held Friday December 4, 2015, with a memorial service Saturday December 5, 2015, 1pm, at City View Funeral Home 309 Hoyt Street S. Salem, Oregon 97302. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, a donation be given to Willamette Valley Hospice in Salem, Oregon.
Robert Lee Tompkins
Robert (Bob) Tompkins passed away peacefully on November 24, 2015 at the age of 90.
A Salem native he attended the original Bush Elementary School and was in the first graduating sixth grade class of the then new school. He attended Salem High School and graduated in 1942. In August of that same year he was drafted and he proudly served the country as a Marine. Returning in 1946 he met and married his wife of 63 years Helen Elmlund on April 10, 1948. They had three daughters; Nancy (Dan) Morris, Carol (Steve) Sheets and Joyce (Ken) Schmaltz. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren, his brother Ray Tompkins and many nieces and nephews. Helen preceded him in death in 2011. His parents Bert and Mardell Tompkins and his brother Allen Tompkins also preceded him in death.
A carpenter for 26 years he worked on many local buildings and early projects like the Detroit Dam. His last project was overseeing the construction of the SAIF Corporation building in Salem and then as the facility manager at SAIF for fourteen years until retiring in 1990.
He had many interests and hobbies. He started collecting stamps as a teen and continued throughout his adult years. He also collected vintage post cards and had a large collection of antique Salem themed post cards. His love of Salem history lead him to the Marion County Historical Society where he spent many years volunteering. During those years he created a slide show of early Salem history using the Historical Society’s rare photograph collection. He enjoyed taking his fascinating presentation to groups and especially to local school children where he could talk about what he loved, Salem’s interesting past.
Bob also loved old cars and at one time had a collection of antique Model-A’s, Model –T and a 1927 Falcon-Knight, all of them he immaculately restored. He enjoyed taking them on road trips and participated in occasional parades.
He was involved with the South Salem Senior Center, overseeing the construction of the building and serving on the board. Many hours were spent volunteering there.
He was a former elder and deacon at Westminster Presbyterian Church as well as a charter member.
The family would like to thank Redwood Heights Assisted Living Home and Willamette Valley Hospice for their kind and compassionate care of dad.
Clara helen Manke
Salem- Clara Helen Manke is survived by her daughters. Shirley K. Morrison and her husband Carl I Morrison of Albany. Janet D. McClimans and her husband Doug McClimans of Vancouver. Four grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and 18 great-great grandchildren.
Preceded in death by husband Arthur E. Manke and 5 siblings.
Clara was a member of St Johns Lutheran Church for 65 years. She spent many, many years quilting with the ladies at St. John`s.
She resided at The Springs Retirement Home where she made many friends and loved doing puzzles.
Her viewing will be from 1:00-7:00 p.m. On Tuesday at City View Funeral Home. Service will be Wednesday November 18 at 1:00 p.m. Private internment to follow. She was loved and will be greatly missed.
Dr. Gary Elton Nielsen
Salem – Gary was born in Eugene, Oregon to Elton and Jennie Nielsen. He passed away from complications of Pneumonia.
Gary grew up in Eugene, Oregon attending public schools. He went on to complete his Bachelors and Master’s Degree at the University of Oregon. He continued on to earn his PhD. in Psychology. Additionally, he received specialized training in Forensics’ and became a clinical and forensic Psychologist. He worked in his field for over 45 years, practicing in California and Oregon. Gary developed and implemented numerous programs for children, adolescents and adults. Throughout his career he wrote numerous professional articles and books.
Gary was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Phyllis, and first wife Judith Nielsen. He is survived by his wife, Scherie Hansen-Nielsen; sons, Darren (Siara and Derek (Dana); grandchildren, Cainen, Aiden, Rowen, Lucas and Annabelle. He will be greatly missed.
He proudly served in the US Army as a medic and was honorably discharged. Serving county and helping others was important to him. He loved to travel, Read, and be with family, especially his grandchildren who brought him so much joy.
At Gary’s request a private service will be held for immediate family and close friends. Services will be Friday, November 20, 2015 at 3:00 PM. Arrangements are with City View Funeral Home at 390 Hoyt St. S., Salem, OR. The family suggests donations to the Marion-Polk Food Share here in Salem.
Dorothy D. Bertek
Salem - Dorothy was born November 23, 1923 in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. She was one of 3 children born to Gustavus and Julie Anna Krause, a family of German descent. She was raised on a farm near Ogema, Minnesota. She married Arnold, her husband of 63 years, in 1941, and raised a family of four children on a farm they purchased near Ogema. She and Arnold moved to Salem, Oregon in 1967. They attended St. John Lutheran Church. Dorothy died on November 3, 2015.
She is survived by her sister, Betty Lockwood; daughter, Darlene Hudson; sons, Thomas and Dennis; 7 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, one brother and by daughter, Bonnie Southwick.
A Memorial Service is scheduled for 1:00 PM on November 14, 2015 at St. John Lutheran Church, Salem. A brief graveside will follow at City View Cemetery. Arrangements are by City View Funeral Home. Family prefers any memorials be contributions to St. John Lutheran Church School at 1350 Court St. NE., Salem, OR., 97301
Dorothy M Verbeck
Dorothy Marie (Steinfelt) Verbeck, 78, of Salem was born in Clear Creek, CA but lived for most of her life in Albany, Tangent and Salem, Oregon. Dorothy was a well-known Northwest artist, who also loved gardening, home decorating, cooking, volunteering and hosting events at her Salem home. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Richard Verbeck. Dorothy is survived by her children, Holly Welch, Richard Verbeck, Jr. & Merry Nera; grandchildren, Alex Verbeck, Rayna Verbeck, Katrina Seus & Nick Nera; and great-grandchildren, Jonah & Phillip Seus.
Donations in Dorothy`s memory may be made to the Salem Audubon Society, Union Gospel Mission, or Queen of Peace Catholic Church Women`s Guild.
Funeral Mass will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday, November 20, 2015 at Queen of Peace Catholic Church on the corner of Pullman and Lone Oak in Salem. Private interment will be held at Silverton Cemetery.
Robert James Skiles
Robert James Skiles was born in Creston, Iowa to Robert McKesson and Minnie Lillian (Jenkenson) Skiles. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He and Norma J. Dodd were married April 29, 1961 in Las Vegas, Nev. Robert worked for General Motors for over 30 years in California, retired and moved to Salem in 1982. He was past Worshipful Master of Brea Citrol Lodge and past Worthy Patron Chapter 191 Order of the Eastern Star in Brea, Calif. Robert was a member of First Congregational Church in Salem and Vista Masonic Lodge. He enjoyed golf, bowling, needlepoint and traveling the U.S. and overseas.
Survivors include his daughter, Carol Roberts (Chuck) of Salem; two grandsons, William and Joseph Roberts. Robert was preceded in death by his wife, Norma; son, James Skiles; parents; a brother, Leo Lynn Kinsman.
Private family services will be at City View Cemetery, Mt. Crest Abbey Mausoleum under the direction of City View Funeral Home.
Eda Frances Davis
Frances was born in Tacoma, WA on April 15, 1919 to Erik Arvid and Eda Josephine Larson from Northern Sweden. She graduated from Stadium High School in Tacoma and attended Business School.
While working in Tacoma, she met Les Davis from Clarkston, WA and in 1940 they married. In 1954 the family moved to Salem, OR when Les purchased the Ford dealership in downtown Salem. Les later formed Potts, Davis & Co, which became Salem`s largest independent insurance agency.
Les and Frances were among the early members of Illahe Hills Country Club, Selected Investors and St. Mark Lutheran Church. She enjoyed playing golf, gardening, travels to Hawaii and Sweden, and weekend trips camping and rock hunting with close friends.
Frances is preceded in death by her parents, husband, and sister. She is survived by four children: Ed Davis (Patsy) and Doreen Negstad (Paul) of Salem, Nancy Meyers (Larry) of Ridgway, CO and Elizabeth Davis (son-in-love Steve) of Portland, six grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, and many beloved nieces and nephews. Frances` unfailing good humor and cheerful approach to life have been a never-ending inspiration to her family and friends.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 2pm on Friday, Oct. 30 at Our Savior`s Lutheran Church in Salem. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Assistance League of Salem`s Operation Bookshelf or to Willamette Valley Hospice.
Doris E. Pattee
Doris Elmina Pattee, 87, of Vancouver, passed away October 19, 2015, in Wilsonville, OR from stroke complications.
She was born May 24, 1928, in Silverton, OR to Rollie and Rose McIlwain of Silverton.
Doris attended North Howell Elementary School, Gervais High School, and graduated from Salem High School.
Doris loved to go to Reno with her sisters, daughter, granddaughter, and nieces. Since 1995, this was an annual girl`s trip celebrating her sister, Rolleen`s, birthday. She also loved to fish, crochet, and crossword puzzles. She was a snowbird living in Coolidge, AZ with former husband Gordon Pattee in the winter, and Brookings, in the summer to fish.
Doris is survived by her grandchildren, Tami Harbin, Jason and Beau Benavides, Craig L. Jr., Ranee and Ryan Schwartz; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death are her parents, her children Helen Fannick and Craig Schwartz; sisters Elaine Wilk, Patricia Waters, Esther Ramp, Nellie Jefferies, and Rolleen Greiner; and brother Marvin Bailey.
A graveside service is scheduled for November 14, 2015 at 12` Noon at City View Cemetery in Salem. Arrangements by City View Funeral Home.
Ruth Mitchell Parkison
Ruth P Mitchell-Parkison, born Ruth Inez Wells in Yuba City, Marysville Hospital, CA to Cora McCann Wells and George William Wells. In 1924 she and her brother Clay were placed in adoption and were adopted by Clay Myers and Helen Bell Myers. On June 22, 1941 Ruth married James Spence, from this union came one son, Michael James Spence. Jim passed in 1961. Ruth spent most of her life in Oakland East Bay area, then Pleasanton, CA, where she met and married Kenneth Mitchell in 1963. When Ken retired from Alameda Co. Sheriff`s Dept. they moved to Neotsu, OR. Ken went into OR real estate. Ruth and Ken moved back to Pleasanton, CA in 1971 where they spent 9 years in real estate. Both retired and moved to Salem, OR in 1980. Ken passed in 1991. Ruth then met and married Frank Parkison in 1993. Frank passed in 2003.
Ruth is survived by her grandson, Michael K. Spence as well as many step-children, though it should be noted many of us 'children' called her 'Grandma'. She resided in Salemtown for 25 years and finished her life at Gibson Creek Retirement Home.
Ruth was amazing and vibrant in her life, both active and generous with her time and energy. A book could be filled with her many accomplishments. Any who knew her will all agree she will be genuinely missed. She was a one of a kind woman, who will forever stand as the standard for inspiration and achievement.
Sally A. Peterson
Sally Peterson was the first of 5 daughters born to Willard and Helene Webster in Woodstock, IL. on December 17, 1939 and she passed away on Friday, October 16, 2015. Sally graduated from North Salem High School in 1958. She met Vern Peterson and after a month of dating, he asked her to marry him. They were married on August 10, 1962 here in Salem. They were married for 24 years.
Sally enjoyed traveling with friends and travelled to England. She had a great affection for dogs and had many over the years. She worked for the State of Oregon in several departments and retired from the Dept. of Employment after 32 years and the last 12 as a supervisor.
Sally was preceded in death by her husband; sisters, Becky Wiltrout and Linda Gardner and many dogs. She is survived by sisters, Lauren Whitehurst and Katherine Tufts and many friends.
Funeral Services will be at 11:00 AM, Monday, October 26th, at City View Funeral Home. Private interment will be in City View Cemetery. Charitable contributions may be made to St. John Lutheran Church Memorial Fund.
Anthony William Glynn
Anthony (Tony) William Glynn, Jr. (86)
Tony was the only child born to Hazel Martha Power Glynn and Anthony William Glynn Sr. on June 14, 1929 at St. Mary`s Hospital in San Francisco, California. He attended St. Paul the Apostle Grade School and graduated from Loyola High School in Los Angeles, California in 1947. Tony began his college career at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles before joining the United States Army. He served in Japan during the Korean War from 1950-1952.
Tony married the love of his life, Ruth Esther Chambers Melchior in 1974. In 1992 they moved to Salem, Oregon to be near Ruth`s mother, and to enjoy their retirement years. Tony`s early career in sales began by following in the footsteps of his father who worked in the insurance business. Not meeting the clientele he preferred, Tony went into the advertising business, selling time on local radio stations for several businesses which, at one time, included Shasta Beverages Company. Later his sales connected more to his love of music as he began selling high-end sound systems. In the 1990`s he started his own company, Westland Audio Group, dba Lowther America. A believer in personal connections, this business struggled with the onset of the Internet and online shopping. He eventually gave Lowther America to a hobbyist in the Midwest. However, he continued to participate with a Portland based audio club, The Oregon Triode Society, and he subscribed to countless sound and audio magazines.
Tony began his love of music as a young child as he took regular piano lessons for many years. As an adult he played the piano and the steel guitar, and he tried his hand at writing a few songs. His love of music contributed to his library of literally hundreds of 33 rpm albums. He eventually, reluctantly, allowed himself to appreciate the sounds of music recorded on CD.
While Tony loathed rock music, he enjoyed classic, classical, jazz, and instrumental music. However, he especially loved Hawaiian music. Tony`s love of the Hawaiian Islands, and his best friend, Freddie Tavares, influenced his love of Hawaiian music which became popular during the 1940s-1960s by the Hawaiian orchestra, Harry Owens and His Royal Hawaiians.
Over the years Tony and Ruth hosted countless dinners and parties in their home. Tony was not only a fabulous mixologist, he was also a gourmet cook. Due to his `expertise,` he was also very opinionated about meals that did not live up to his standard! If it did not have a pound of butter in the recipe, or exceptional flavor from his wide selection of favorite herbs and spices, it was just not good enough, and you would hear about it!
Tony was also known as being somewhat irreverent. His verbal filter did not always work well, but his intention was never to offend, rather to shock people and to be funny.
Tony`s favorite past-times were to `puff` on one of his many pipes that he acquired from around the world, he read countless books, magazines, newspapers, and junk mail, and he faithfully watched the San Francisco 49ers. As his vision became impaired, he purchased a large 52` television and sat directly in front of it so as not to miss a single play!
Tony`s final years were spent living in Kindred Hearts Care Home, an adult foster home in Salem. He loved his primary care-givers, Raeven Earhart and Lisa Grabhorn, as they did him.
Tony will be interred at Lone Oak Cemetery in Stayton, Oregon alongside his beautiful wife, Ruth who preceded him in death in 2012.
Marvin Undseth was born on April 3, 1925 to Sigmund and Marie Undseth in Portland, OR. Marvin went to be with his Lord on October 12, 2015. When he was 5 years old he moved with his parents to Canada. The family moved back to Woodburn, OR and Marvin attended high school in Woodburn. He was drafted before he finished high school and was captured in the Battle of the Bulge and became a prisoner of War from 1944 – 1945. After leaving the Army he went to College and graduated from Augsburg College in Minneapolis, MN and from Lutheran Seminary in 1960.
He married Opal Carlson in 1952. They served churches in Alamo, N.D., Sherwood, N.D., Shevlin, MN and Everett, WA. He worked for the Salem Public Schools until his retirement in 1988.
Marvin is preceded in death by he wife, Opal (October 2, 2015) and a grandson, Joseph Undseth. He is survived by son, Daniel (Isabel), Steve (Lois); daughters, Carol (Mike) Lewin and Miriam Undseth.; 8 grandchildren and 1 great grandson.
A visitation will be on Friday, Oct. 16th from 11:30 to 12:30 PM at City View Funeral Home. Graveside services with military honors will be held at 1:00 PM, Friday, October 16th at City View Cemetery. Arrangements are by City View Funeral Home.
Marvin S. Undseth
April 3, 1925 – October 12, 2015
Gordon V. Bickler
Gordon V. Bickler, DMD was born August 31, 1921 in Regina, Saskatchewan. He moved to Oregon in 1937 and served in the US Navy aboard the USS Charleston in the North Pacific during WWII. He married Ruth Jeffers in 1945, they had four children; Ruth passed away in 1991. Gordon married Nancy Leroux in 1997, and together they enjoyed many years of traveling the world and spending time with family and friends.
Gordon’s education included Mt. Angel College, Willamette University, and the University of Oregon Dental School. He practiced dentistry in Salem from 1951 through 1991. His many interests included water color painting, carving amazing birds, skiing, working on his tree farm, and spending many hours volunteering in the community. He was known for his sense of humor, wise advice, and his ability to create and build whatever was needed.
Gordon is survived by his wife, Nancy, and his children: Cathe (Chris) Finlayson, Tim (Karen Lajoy) Bickler, Jim (Karen) Bickler, Patrick (Linda) Bickler, step-children Michael J. Leroux and Leonille A. Leroux. He also leaves 10 grandchildren: Tim Finlayson, Brendan Finlayson, Molly (Steffen) Weeber, Katie Bickler, Brian Bickler, Erin Bickler, Kelly (Benoit) Souceret, Ryan Bickler, Corey Bickler, step- grandson Julien Leroux, and two great-grandsons, Finnley and Ronin Weeber.
Rosary will be held Friday, Oct. 9 at 9:30am with a Funeral Mass to follow at 10am at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 721 Chemeketa St N.E., Salem, OR. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
The family wishes to thank Hospice of the Northwest and the caregivers at Bonaventure of Salem.
Opal Ethalie Undseth
Opal was born on March 23, 1922 to Oscar and Ruth Carlson in Ethan, South Dakota. She attended Mitchell High School and graduated in 1940. She later attended Chillico the Business College and then worked as a secretary for General Motors in La Grange, Illinois for four years. In 1946 she went to Minneapolis, MN and attended Lutheran Bible Institute and worked in the World Mission Prayer League office.
On December 27, 1952 she married Marvin Undseth. Together they served churches in Alamo, N.D., Sherwood, N.D., Shevlin, MN, and Everett, WA. They moved to Salem, Oregon in 1974 and she worked at the Commerce Dept. for the state of Oregon for several years.
Opal is survived by her husband, Marvin; sons, Daniel (Isabel), Steven (Lois); daughters, Carol (Michael) Lewin and Miriam Undseth; 8 grandchildren and 1 great grandson. She was preceded in death by her grandson Joseph Undseth.
A visitation will be from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM followed by a funeral service at 1:00 PM, Friday, October 9, 2015 all at City View Funeral Home.
Wilbert 'Ned' Lucas Jr. the youngest child born to Lucy Mae Jackson and Wilbert Lucas in Memphis Texas on March 23, 1943-September 26, 2015.
Uncle Ned was married to Etta Jean Lucas he was a loving husband, stepfather and grandfather. Uncle Ned loved spending time in the outdoors so much that he would rather camp out than stay in a five star hotel. When Uncle Ned wasn`t camping, he loved to watch westerns, sports and follow politics. Ned worked at Gould Battery for many years until they closed.
Uncle Ned was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Cora Lowe, Mattie Katherine Wilson, Mary `Joanne` Battles, Lizzie Quarles and brother Tommie Quarles Sr. Uncle Ned is survived by a host of friends and family four generations of nieces and nephews.
Uncle Ned was very loved and will be missed.
Lawrence Freredrick Wildman
Lawrence Fredrick Wildman died September 24, 2015 in Dallas, Oregon. He was born February 5, 1946 to William Olin Wildman and Frances Lorraine Harper Wildman in Tampa, Florida. He was married to Patricia L. Wildman for 32 years, and was father to Lisa R. Wildman, Matthew J. Wildman, step father to Michelle K. Talmage, Michael J. Farrell and Travis L. Cibolski. Grandfather to Briana, Isaac and Ethan Talmage, Malena, Taylor and Shay Farrell, and Andrew Cibolski.
He graduated Newberg High School 1964 and OSU 1968.
Larry and Pat own Wildman Farm in Dallas, Oregon producing cherries, blueberries and blackberries, with a seasonal summer fruit stand open yearly to provide locally grown produce.
A favorite hobby was restoring 1949 Packard Convertible and 1949 Packard Sedan.
Larry’s was excited to see the farm, his children and grandchildren grow and prosper. He and Pat met at and attended Peoples Church for 32 years. He has served the Lord since childhood.
Memorial Service will be held at Peoples Church, 4500 Lancaster NE Salem, OR on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 1 PM.
Mark Glenn Abel
Mark Glenn Abel was born in Syracuse, NY to Earl and Beaulah Abel, the 3rd of 4 children. The family moved to California during the Great Depression where Mark recalled seeing families turned away at the California border from entering the state, orange groves burned while hungry citizens watched, and his best friend removed from his home and sent to an internment camp. After many unsuccessful tries (due to age) he was finally able to join the Navy near the end of WWII where he served on the Liberty ship, U.S.S. Samar. It was during his service that he had the opportunity to see both the B-19 and the Spruce Goose fly over Long Beach harbor, not knowing that years later he would be sitting in Howard Hughes seat at the Evergreen Aviation Museum!
Mark and his first wife Dorothy (Dottie) were blessed with 8 children, 4 boys and 4 girls. He gave his children a wonderful childhood filled with love, often working 2 or 3 jobs to make sure they had all they needed. He loved them all dearly and always made sure they knew it.
Mark was a senior gas blender with Beckman Instruments for 35 years. He was called by M.I.T. several times for his input on various problems with gases and was personally responsible for saving several Navy contracts due to his expertise in thinking “outside the box.”
In later years, he and his wife Diane displayed their 'Flags of America' program throughout the Northwest promoting patriotism. He was extremely proud to be an American and “Flags of America” was his way of honoring all veterans from 1776 through today.
Mark is survived by his loving wife Diane, sons Ken (Lynn) and Dan (Cara) Abel, daughters Dari (Terry) Gavin, Terri (John) Murnane, Leslie (Daniel) Ward and Kim (Curtis) Kinsey, 27 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and so very many friends who will all miss him greatly.
We are blessed for having him in our lives and he will always be in our hearts until we see him again.
Mark was preceded in leaving these earthly binds by his parents, Earl and Beaulah, brothers Ken and Earl Jr, sister Bertha, sons Mark and Tim and grandson John Murnane Jr.
This remarkable man is being lovingly cared for by City View Funeral Home and will be buried in their Veterans Circle. Viewing will begin at noon on Saturday, September 19 and funeral service will be at 4:00 pm at the funeral home.
David F Schrader
David F. Schrader, a devoted husband, caring father and loving grandfather, passed early on Monday, September 14, 2015 following a brief illness at the age of 73.
David is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Gail (Roberts), his children, son Russell (wife Leslie) of Olathe, KS, daughter Petrea (fiancé David) of Lloyd, son John David of Tallahassee, son Loran (wife Liane) of Lloyd, daughter Megan (husband Robert) of Crawfordville, daughter Deborah (husband Dustin) of Altha, daughter Kyrstan (fiancé Josie) of Tallahassee, grandchildren Ian, McKinley, Helena, Wyatt, Henry, and brother, John of Orem, UT.
David was born on March 29, 1942 in Springfield MO. He met his beautiful wife and was married on May 29, 1964 in Manti, UT. David graduated from BYU with a Masters Degree in Marriage and Family in 1965.
He and his family lived in Utah, California and Illinois before finally settling down in Tallahassee, FL in 1976.
In 2009 David retired from the FSU Computing Center after working there for 30 years.
David has been an active and lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and was involved with the Boy Scouts of America for many years. He enjoyed researching genealogy, reading history and programming computers.
David felt that his greatest accomplishment in life was being a husband, father and grandfather.
David was buried in Shedd Cemetery in Oregon with a memorial service in Tallahassee following at a later date.
Geraldine "Gari" Gaither
Geri was born in Cleveland, Ohio, along with twin brother, Gerald to Matthew and Cecilia Shelko on April 7, 1924. She was the stronger of the two and would try to fight his battles for him growing up.
Geri had many joys in life. She adored school, and prided herself on never missing a day from 3rd grade all the way to high school graduation. When her daughters were in high school, Geri went back to college and earned her early childhood education degree. With this degree she returned to the classroom as a preschool teacher. Her love of education was passed on to her granddaughter Marla who followed in her footsteps becoming a teacher. Roller-skating was another love. She enjoyed going to Euclid Beach Amusement Park, and would roller-skate there for hours. Geri had quite the life. She worked at a restaurant in California where she met Laurel and Hardy, and she was an original Rosie the Riveter, winding DC motors in a factory during World War II.
In Cleveland, she met and married Earl Mottl. While they were there they became parents to two daughters, Patricia (Patti) Whiting and Nancy Porterfield. Though attending Church their whole lives, neither Geri or earl had heard the salvation message, until they moved to California. Here, the beginning of our family’s relationship to Christ was birthed by Geri and Earl, Which became a legacy of faith that has transcended generations.
When Geri and her family moved to Oregon, they became members of The Peoples Church in Salem. They were “Home”., Earl preceded her in death, passing in 1981. Geri met and married Joe Gaither on August 27, 1988, brining Rozanne Rima and Sam Gaither into Geri’s Life.
W. Wallace Ogdahl
Wally lived as many in this life strive to, filled with laughter and a love of life that was infectious to all those around him. He governed himself by the motto that he shared and spoke of often, “It’s pretty simple: Work Hard, Have Fun, Love Unconditionally.” He was always brave, especially over the past six weeks as he battled aggressive cancer. He departed the same way he lived, on his terms, as he passed peacefully at his home, surrounded by his family.
Wally was born William Wallace Ogdahl to Ted and Jeane Ogdahl in Salem, Oregon. There he excelled in wrestling and football at South Salem High School and went on to Oregon State University, joining Phi Delta Theta fraternity and receiving two varsity letters for OSU’s nationally ranked wrestling team. He made many life-long friends at OSU, including his wife of 45 years, Janet Field Ogdahl.
After OSU, Wally enlisted in the USMC Officer’s Training Program and saw intense military action as a Forward Point Observer in Vietnam in 1969. There he earned a Bronze Star and retired with the rank of Captain. Wally once said that, “If he was going to serve, he was going to serve 110%.” In everything he did, Wally had a plan and successfully completed it. While in the Marines he reconnected with his future wife, Janet Field.
Married and out of the service, Wally enrolled at the Willamette University School of Law in 1971. After graduating, he joined the law firm Bedingfield, Joelson, Barron and Gould in Coos Bay. A few years later he moved to Salem where he joined long time friend Paul Ferder to form a joint law practice. He continued to practice law in Salem for 37 years.
Living life to the fullest was something that Wally did effortlessly. He most enjoyed the OSU Beavers, the friends and community of Neskowin, golf adventures with buddies at Illahee, racquetball and workouts at the South Courthouse, dancing and parties, wild laughter, sharing memorable (often embellished) stories and life lessons, and mostly spending time with his family, especially his three grandsons.
Wally was particularly proud of his family, including son Toby (Elisha) Ogdahl and daughter Katy (Kelly) Naff and their grandchildren Jagger & Jett Ogdahl, and Orion Naff all of Salem. Wally is also survived by his brother Greg (Toni) Ogdahl of Salem and sister Tracey (Alex) Valley of Bend.
Graveside services will be shared with immediate family. A Celebration of Life will be hosted by his family in the theme of OSU Beavers first game of the season tailgater on September 4th at 12pm (time enough to still get to the game) at Illahee Hills Country Club.
Lorraine Lee Bergen
SALEM -Lorraine Bergen went home to be with the Lord on August 21, 2015, while hospitalized. She was one month short of her much anticipated 95th birthday. Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, she was the older of two children of Walter and Jocie O`Quinn Kohler.
Following graduation from high school and business school, she married her childhood friend, Elwood H. Bergen. When their son was 10 months old, Elwood volunteered and served the next two years in the Navy during World War II while Lorraine, like so many other war wives, became a working mother. After raising their two children, they continued to live and work in the greater St. Louis area until retiring to Salem in 1979. With a very sharp and analytical mind, Lorraine worked in a variety of jobs over 40 years including secretary; bank employee; assistant high school librarian; and assistant middle school librarian. At the time of her retirement, she was Assistant Director of Student Aid and Financial Assistance for a private religious college.
In retirement, as with her employment, Lorraine always volunteered where she could be of service to others. She and Elwood worked for more than 20 years with the Meals on Wheels program at senior centers in Salem and Keizer, helping to set up for the meals. For many years after Elwood’s death, she continued to regularly serve with her friend, Walter “Ed” Seamster.
Lorraine had a spine of steel and a heart of gold. She was Elwood`s primary caregiver through two years of cancer, nursing him at home until 3 days before his death. After Elwood died January 20, 2001, she became a regular with the hospice program. In the `widows and widowers` group, she met Ed, another wonderful man, nine years her senior, who had lost his wife after 63 years of marriage. When Lorraine was 90 years old, she provided end-of-life care for her friend Ed during his lengthy battle with cancer. Following his passing, she was a regular at the senior centers in Salem and Keizer and was very active until a few months ago when she had to give up driving and move to Lancaster Village.
Church and her faith were always a major part of her life. Lorraine and Elwood joined the Salem First Church of the Nazarene in 1979. They had many wonderful years of travel with their fellow church members. Lorraine attended Sunday School and church there until recently and was baptized again in 2014. In the past four years since Ed’s death, she has also attended other churches on the weekend, including Cornerstone Baptist Church, where she felt a family connection.
Lorraine was preceded in death by her parents; her younger brother Walter “Buddy” (Alice) Kohler; a stillborn grandson; and Elwood Bergen, her husband of 60 years. She is survived by her son Robert `Bob` and daughter-in-law Virginia `Ginny` Bergen and daughter Marion and son-in-law Jim Crews. She was a very devoted grandmother to her four grandchildren – Robert `Rob` (Suzanne) Bergen; Jeffrey `Jeff` (Jennifer) Crews; Sheri (Paul) Crews Templar; and Jennifer (Griffin) Bergen Wright. She is also survived by 11 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.
In accordance with Lorraine’s previously stated wishes, there will be no funeral but a Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held. Please join the family on Monday, September 21 at 2:00 pm at Salem Church of the Nazarene, 1550 Market St. NE, to celebrate the life of Lorraine Bergen. Lorraine and Elwood’s ashes will be joined together.
In Lorraine Bergen’s memory, donations can be made to one of her churches, Willamette Valley Hospice, Salvation Army, or to Union Gospel Mission.
Atsuyoshi (Yoshi) Ishii, beloved father, son, brother and friend, passed away unexpectedly from a brain aneurysm on August 20, 2015 while returning from a vacation with his sons to visit family in Japan. Yoshi will be sorely missed by his sons Andrew and Theo Ishii; mother Takako Ishii; brother Yoshinori Ishii; sister Chie Furuta and numerous extended family and friends in Japan and the United States. Yoshi was preceded in death by his father Toshikatsu Ishii.
Yoshi was born on March 18, 1969 in Fukuyama-shi, Hiroshima-ken, Japan. He graduated from Japan`s Bunri College and, following his graduation, worked in Japan in the construction industry. In 1992, Yoshi met Amy Schaadt (Sevdy) in Fukuoka, Japan.. Yoshi and Amy were married in 1994 and moved to Oregon a year later. While Yoshi and Amy were married only until 2001, the birth of their sons was a highlight of both their lives and they remained friends throughout the years. Amy`s extended family and her husband, Greg Sevdy, and his extended family also remained friends with Yoshi until his death.
After moving to the United States, Yoshi worked for Morrow Snowboards. He was most recently employed with HDR Engineering as a Senior Designer. Yoshi was a dedicated employee, often working extra hours. He was very well-liked by his colleagues, many who became close friends.
Yoshi was a huge baseball fan. He played baseball during his high school years and was happiest when he was playing baseball with Andrew and Theo. Yoshi spent hours with his boys on the baseball diamond in hitting and fielding practice and was so proud of their accomplishments in baseball. Yoshi also enjoyed running and lifting weights. He competed in a variety of running events, including the Hood to Coast Relay. He loved camping and taking friends or family snowboarding. He spent many happy times with his closest friends celebrating holidays and making yearly visits to Oktoberfest. Yoshi also loved visiting family in Japan with Andrew and Theo and took the boys there for visits as frequently as possible.
Yoshi was a dedicated, loving father and a cherished friend. He had a smile for everyone he met and touched countless lives with his friendliness. Yoshi will be missed more than words can express.
A memorial will be held on Sunday, August 30. Viewing will be at noon, with the memorial to follow at 1 p.m. A reception will follow. The viewing, memorial and reception will be held at the City View Funeral Home, 390 Hoyt St., S., Salem, Oregon 97302.
Antonio Garza Sr.
Tony was born in Edinburg, Texas to Andres and Irene Castilleja Garze. He had been an auto body repairman. He died at his home in Salem with his family at his side, after a valiant battle against cancer.
Survivors include his sons Antonio Jr. and Javier; two daughters, Melissa and Victoria; two brothers, Hector and Andres; six sisters, Janie Ramirez, Mary Salinas, Mary Morin, Alicia Flores, Dora Mora and Maria Lucia Sanchez; numerous grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Viewing is at City View Funeral Home on Thursday, August 20, 2015 from 5 to 8 pm. Funeral Mass will be 1:00 pm Friday, August 21, 2015 at St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church with burial following at City View Cemetery.
Ronald E. Barnick
Ronald Edwin Barnick was born in Oregon City, Oregon, the son of Aveld and Emma Pierson Barnick. Ronald graduated from Lake Labish School, Parrish Junior High School and Salem High School before completing the A.B. and Th.B. degrees at George Fox University. His college education also included Western Oregon University and Baylor University. At George Fox he lettered in baseball, was student body treasurer and sports editor of the student newspaper.
Ronald’s educational career had various assignments that included kindergarten through college and counselor with the State of Oregon. He was active in Sunday school, church and parachurch endeavors and doing vocal solos. He sang in the radio choir of the Quaker Hour.
His interests included: The Covered Bridge Society of Oregon (Charter member) and Holy Land studies.
Ronald Barnick is survived by his wife Darlene, whom he married in 2004; his nephew Jerry Barnick (Tammy); nieces Shirla Hueth (Alan) and Vicki Groome (Tim); stepdaughter Joanne (Zeller) Thornhill, stepsons Gordon Zeller and Greg Zeller, 10 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, great nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceding him in death were his first wife Grace; brother Victor; and parents.
Memorial service to be held on September 19th at 2:00 PM at Capital Park Wesleyan Church, 410 SE 19th Street in Salem.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: Southeast Neighborhood Community Center c/o Capital Park Wesleyan Church, 410 SE 19th Street, Salem Oregon 97301.
Assisting the family is City View Funeral Home.
Herald Thayer Haskell
Herald was the first of six child born to George and Emma Haskell. He received Jesus as his Lord and Savior at an early age, and dedicated his life to serving Him. Herald graduated from Northwest Christian College (now Northwest Christian University), Eugene, Oregon, in 1946. He did graduate studies at Butler University and the University of Oregon.
He married Wilma W. Sargent on November 24, 1943, and celebrated 71 years of marriage last year. Herald and Wilma had 4 children; Herald Sargent, Rebecca Louise, Jonathan Lee, and Timothy James.
His life was occupied with being a father, husband, minister, professor, teacher and a true friend to all who knew him. Herald served churches in, Garibaldi, OR, Colfax, IN, several churches in the Minneapolis area, as well as, White Bear Lake, MN, Eugene, OR, Everett, WA, Twin Falls, ID, Elgin, Jefferson and Crabtree, OR. He was a professor of speech and homiletics at Minnesota Bible College from 1953 to 1967.
He was an avid sports fan and participant. His `windmill` softball pitching was intimidating to batters, and a beauty to behold. He perfected the `skip-step` approach in bowling resulting in fewer gutter balls and some strikes! At Minnesota Bible College he was known as `Happy Haskell`. His friends called him `Hap`. He drank his coffee `black` and always stirred it with a spoon until it was drinking temperature. He could also click his heels, and often did just to amuse his children.
Herald’s priorities were his faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, love for his wife, Wilma, and family, and his fellowship with people. He was a people person and always saw the best in everyone he met.
These priorities carried over into his ministry. He loved people and loved to preach. His desire was the desire of his Lord; 'that all would come to repentance', and that 'everyone who calls upon the Name of the Lord would be saved'.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Wilma, and son Jon. He is survived by his children, Sarge, Becki, Tim, and their spouses, Barbara, Jim, and Christa. Of his five siblings he is survived by his sisters, Verla, Ella Mae, and Lila. In addition, his 9 grandchildren, his 13 great grandchildren, and 1 great, great grandchild will miss him.
Herald is now reunited with his mom and dad, wife, son, his brother and sister (Nathan, Francis), as well as a 'great cloud of witnesses', and his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He was certainly greeted into heaven with the words, 'Well done, good and faithful servant. Enter into the joy of your Master'.
His long life, with all its trials and hardships, is now concluded. He fought the good fight, he has finished his course, and he has kept the faith. His faith sustained him and gave his life meaning. We will miss him here, but we have the hope that we will see him soon, as we embrace the faith in Jesus Christ by which he lived. Herald is not dead. He is alive forevermore.
Thomas G Johnson
Tom was a good man.
He was born in Arnold, Nebraska, to Ken and Mary Johnson. Even though the family lived in many communities Grandma and Grandpa`s farm in Arnold was always the best place to be.
After high school he spent a year at the University of Nebraska. Tom then enlisted in the US Navy for eight years. He trained and became qualified as a nuclear submarine sailor then served on the USS Skate. Tom was honorably discharged as a Machinist`s Mate First Class (Submarines). He was proud to have served his country and proud of the people he served with.
He then moved to Astoria, Oregon where his parents and sisters had relocated.
There he attended Clatsop Community College for a year then enrolled at OCE (now WOU) in Monmouth where he earned a degree in Education. Tom`s 24 year career as a teacher began at Four Corners Elementary School and continued at Grant Community School. He loved every one of his students and colleagues.
Tom enjoyed being outside. Whether raising tomatoes and roses, hunting geese, trying to catch fish, or golfing, that`s where he wanted to be.
Hugs were his favorite form of expression.
Best of all, he loved being a father and delighted in spending time with his grandchildren.
His parents, grandparents, aunts, and great-aunt preceded him in death.
Tom is survived by his wife of 41 years, Miriam, daughter Amy, her husband 1 . Nate and grandchildren Natalie and Jacob, sisters Linda and Sandy with her husband Curt, four nephews and two nieces,four cousins; as well as by many loyal friends.
The rosary will be said at 7:00 p.m. Thursday July 30th at City View Funeral Home at 390 Hoyt St. S in Salem and his funeral will be at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 373 Winter St. NE, also in Salem, at 10 a.m. Friday July 31st .
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Marion Polk FoodShare or the Salvation Army.
Ira L Pratt
Ira Pratt, loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend to many, went home to be with his Heavenly Father on July 16th, 2015 in Salem, Oregon.
Ira was born in Densmore, Kansas to Ira Zebedee and Luda Mae Pratt on May 31, 1931. His siblings are Elsie Loftis, Alveda Coker, Walter Pratt and Linda Buker. The Pratts moved from Kansas to Bend, Oregon when Ira was very young, then later moved to Lebanon, Oregon. He attended his first year of high school in Lebanon, then transferred to Canyonville Bible Academy and graduated in 1950. He then attended Southern California Bible College, which is now Vanguard University, and graduated later from Northwest University in Kirkland, Washington, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theology. While attending Northwest University, Ira was a Precision Machinist at Rocket Research for the U.S. Space program.
While attending Bible College, Ira met Betty Ming and they were married in 1952. They celebrated 63 years of marriage this past June. Ira and Betty are blessed to have four children; Sandra, Judy, Ron and Steve, and six grandchildren; Jason, Ricky, Sharnay, Jovanna, Cody and Austin. Additional blessings include six great grandchildren; Jonathan, Lucas, Iris, Aaron, Zoey Lee and Araya Joy.
Ira was preceded by his parents, Ira Zebedee and Luda Mae Pratt, sister, Elsie Loftis and brother, Walter Pratt.
A Celebration of Ira Pratt’s Life will be on August 1, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Peoples Church, 4500 Lancaster Dr. NE, Salem, OR 97315. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be sent to Ira Pratt Ministries.
Ira pastored churches throughout California and Oregon for 34 years and was Presbyter of the North Bay Section of Northern California Assemblies of God, while pastoring in Sebastopol, California. He pioneered the Newport Beach and Whittier, California churches and supervised two building projects. Ira and Betty also pastored churches in Winters and Modesto, California and Canyonville, Oregon. God richly blessed each ministry with spiritual and numerical growth.
Ira served in the National Guard during his senior year at Canyonville Bible Academy. He served as President of the Kiwanis Club in Sebastopol, CA for 4 years. Ira enrolled recipients in FHP (Family Health Plan) Health Care for seven years.
While working for FHP Health Care, he was awarded top salesman several times and earned many trips he and Betty enjoyed. Ira enjoyed traveling, deep sea fishing, gardening and adored their dog, Sugar.
Ira was a Consultant for Connection Power/Church Growth, representing churches worldwide.
Patricia F Rolow
Patricia Faye Rolow died July 13, 2015 at Breyer Adult Foster Care in Salem where she had been a resident since 2009. Patricia was born July 29, 1925 in El Dorado, Kansas the daughter of Francis and Alberta (Kindred) Jacobs.
Patricia was preceded in death by her parents; her sister Consuelo Langley-Forde and her brother Dwight Eugene Jacobs and her ex-husband Bill Rolow.
Patricia retired from the Senator Hotel in Salem where she had been a waitress for many years.
Patricia is survived by her son Jerry (Geneva) Rolow and daughter Sandra Fox; five grandchildren; David (Michele) Rolow, Duane (Rhonda) Rolow, Dale Rolow, Raelyn (Dan) McCarthy and William Fox; six great grandchildren; Lauren and Jeremy Rolow, Jennifer, Stephanie and Rebecca Rolow, Exzanthia Hoover and one great-great grandchild: Adrian Hoover.
Patricia`s family is especially grateful to Alice Breyer and her family for the years of loving care and attention they provided. We are thankful to Edna Reese for her longtime friendship and personal assistance. We also appreciate the care and comfort provided by Willamette Valley Hospice.
Patricia will be laid to rest in City View Mausoleum, under the direction of City View Funeral Home in Salem, Oregon.
Marsha Mae Eunice
Marsha went to be with the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on July 11, 2015.
She is survived by her husband, William B. Eunice and daughter, Valeri J. Darling, son-in-law, Keith Darling and grandson, Will Sanchez, great granddaughter, Gabrillea Sanchez.
She dearly loved all of her friends and family. Marsha was a great inspiration to those that knew her. Her ministry was sharing her gift of making lovely cards to share her love of Jesus. She was a member of Salem First Baptist Church for 38 years. To God be the glory.
Graveside services will be at 1:30 PM, Thursday, July 16th at City View Cemetery. Memorial services will follow at 3:00 PM, at First Baptist Church, 395 Marion St. NE, Salem. Arrangements are by City View Funeral Home.
Reginald A B Johnson
It is with great sorrow that we announce the death of Reginald AB Johnson of Salem Oregon.
Born and raised in Georgetown Guyana, Reggie had a spirit and sincere kindness like no other. He traveled far, and also took great joy in sleeping at home.
He loved jazz, history, politics, great food and wine, and building campfires. He especially LOVED books and one day dreamed of opening a bookstore - though realized that might not be the best idea since he wouldn`t have the heart to sell a book to just any person. Over the past 19 months, Reggie lived his life as fully as possible with Stage IV colon cancer. Through it all, Reggie remained witty, smart, and loved by all. He will so sorely be missed.
Reggie was preceded in death by his father Ovid Johnson. Reggie is survived by his beloved wife Tonya, mother Nora, sister Carolanne, brothers Walter (Maryann) and Stephen, nephews Tareek and Michael, and nieces Courteney, Emily, Sydney, Hailey, and Grace.
In lieu of a memorial service, Reggie asks that people perform a day of service for one of their favorite charities.
A day of service will be planned for family and friends; email email@example.com for info. Donations may be given in Reggie`s name to Mission of Hope food bank or Marion Polk Food Share. Reggie and Tonya are forever grateful for the support, love, and care from their families, both those by blood and those through connection, and Dr. Renee Prins and the Edelman team. Arrangements are in care of City View Funeral Home.
Elpidio Ancheta Bumanlag
Elpidio Ancheta Bumanlag Sr. passed away peacefully July 1, 2015. Elpidio, also known as Peg, was born in the Philippines June 1, 1923 in the town of Fort Mills, on Corregidor Island in Cavite province. He was the fifth of seven children born to Macario Bumanlag and Michaela Ancheta.
Elpidio proudly served in the United States Army in the Pacific theater during World War II.
Elpidio met Francisca Relevo in the summer of 1952 at church where they started passing notes to each other. They were married April 5, 1954 at the Makati City Church of Christ. In December of 1963 the family moved to Salem, Oregon via the island of Guam.
He loved bowling, gardening, hunting, fishing and his pets. Elpidio was devoted to his family and a devout member of the Church of Christ, Iglesia Ni Christo from the Philippines.
His wife Francis, his eldest daughter Myrna, his parents and five of his siblings preceded him in death. He is survived by his youngest sister Lolita; children, Sonia (Randy) Muir, Elpidio Bumanlag Jr., Dan (Kim) Bumanlag, Karen (Dan) Dygart; grandchildren, Carissa, Tyrean, and Liezl; and three great grandchildren, Logan, Carhen, and Kaydence. The family is grateful for the care and support that was provided by Dr. Hull, Salem Hospital and staff, and all of the wonderful people at Willamette Valley Hospice.
Visitation will be from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm on Friday, July 10th and funeral services will be at 1:00 pm, Saturday, July 11th all at City View Funeral Home. Interment with Military Honors will be in City View Cemetery.
Jerry Don Bowen
Jerry Don Bowen passed away June 21, 2015. He was born January 16, 1933 in Winfield, Kansas. He graduated from Santa Anna High, Santa Anna, California and moved to Salem in 1968. He was preceded in death by his brother, Richard Bowen and sister, Jean Beavert.
Jerry is survived by wife of 21 years, Jan Bowen. He was father and stepfather of Cathryn, Michael, Sandra, Timothy, Sharon and Douglas. He had 14 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
He has a great solo voice and enjoyed singing solos throughout his life starting in high school. He was a featured soloist in the Salem Community Symphony's presentation of Bach's St. Matthew Passion in 1970. He was a soloist in the Rickreal Pageant Choir for 20 years and all of his church choirs.
Jerry retired after 27 years as an Allstate Insurance Agent. He enjoyed traveling in his motorhome and painting and dancing, but his love of music endured.
Our family would like to thank the staff of Clare Bridge of Brookdale of Salem for the loving care in the last few months. We will celebrate his life at the First Christian Church, 402 N First St. in Silverton at 3:00 pm Saturday, August 1, 2015. Reception following. Private interment will be at Mt Crest Abbey Mausoleum, City View Cemetery under the direction of City View Funeral Home.
June P Garvey
June Ramey Garvey, the sixth and last surviving child of Warren and Anna Ramey, was born June 18, 1922 in Vancouver, Washington. She passed away June 16, 2015 in Dallas, Oregon due to age related causes. June and her siblings grew up and attended school in Independence, Oregon. It was during those school years June made friendships that lasted a lifetime.
During WWII, while working at Vancouver Barracks, June met Army Lieutenant John W. Garvey. They married on October 27, 1944 and were married for 51 1/2 years until John`s death on April 18, 1996. During the early years of their marriage, John`s military career took them and their young family to a variety of stations including two years in Japan. After retirement from the military, John and June settled in Salem, Oregon.
I addition to working outside the home, June maintained a beautiful Yard and rose garden, preserved the fruits and vegetables of the Willamette Valley and baked the best fruit pies.
During her lifetime June enjoyed a variety of activities, including bridge, golf with family and friends, gardening and travel. Growing up in the depression, June learned to work hard and the value of thrift - lessons she passed on to her children.
June will be remembered by son Michael (Becky Lancaster) Garvey of Phoenix, AZ; daughters Martha (Michael) Sheppard of Bend, OR and Janie Garvey of Keizer, OR; stepsons Robert (Marlene)Garvey of McMinnville, OR and Richard (Sandra) Garvey of Sequim, WA; 11 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Mark W. Garvey.
In lieu of flowers, family asks you remember June by planting a rose or contributing to your favorite charity.
Private interment will be held at City View Cemetery at a later date.
Glen Edward Clark
Glen Clark, loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to many went home to be with his heavenly Father on Saturday, June 13, 2015 in Salem, Oregon. Glen was born in Fanshaw, Oklahoma to Everett and Lottie Clark on May 6, 1941.
In 1948, the Clark`s moved from Oklahoma and settled in Lebanon, Oregon where Glen graduated from Lebanon High School. While in high school, Glen met the love of his life, Carolyn Summers. Glen and Carolyn were married in 1961 and were blessed to enjoy 54 years of marriage. After graduating from Chico State in 1969 with a degree in education, Glen pursued his passion and 30 year Career as a Teacher, Coach and Counselor where he positively touched thousands of lives.
After four years of teaching in California, Glen returned to Oregon in 1974 where he taught social studies and was the Boys Head Basketball Coach at Central High School in Monmouth, leading the Panthers to a State Championship in 1975. In 1985 Glen received his Masters in Counseling from Oregon State University.
In 1986, Glen became Vice Principal/Athletic Director at Dallas High School and in 1990, moved to Salem and became the Director of Counseling at Sprague High School. While at Sprague, Glen enjoyed coaching the Boys Tennis Team and winning the State Championship in 1992. After retiring in 2001, Glen spent the next 10 years working for the Western Oregon University Education Department where he worked to prepare the next generation of educators. In the final years, Glen enjoyed the culmination of a life of blessings. He traveled with his wife and friends, spent countless hours with his family, was active in his church and spent the last year working as Chaplain at the Salem Hospital.
Glen is preceded in death by his father Everett, mother Lotti, sister Jacki, and brother Johnny. He is survived by his wife Carolyn of 54 years, Sons Jason Clark and wife Juanita (Monmouth), Jarred and wife Rachel (Salem), five grandchildren, Jackson, Jordan, Grace, Emma, Joseph, and brother Roger and wife Vicki (Lebanon). Numerous nieces and nephews and many good friends.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, June 20th at The Peoples Church with a celebration of life reception immediately following. All who knew Glen are invited to attend.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to World Missions in care of Peoples Church.
Nina M Rogers
Nina Thurman Rogers, born November 17, 1923 and slipped peacefully from this world on June 7, 2015. Born in Waco, Tennessee to Rufus and Bertha Thurman. She was one of eight children and grew up on a farm in rural Tennessee. Graduated from Jones High School in Lynnville, TN.
Nina lived most of her life in Indiana where she raised her six children. Nina has stated that her children were her greatest accomplishment in this life and she loved them all dearly.
Nina is preceded in death by 6 of her siblings, Mary Anna, Edgar, Joe, Embry, Sara and R.W. She is survived by children, Sara, Tom (Kay), Joe (Phyllis), Jerry, William and Nancy (Trent). Also survived by three grandchildren, Michael, Jennifer and Justin (Emerald); a sister, Nancy (Sam); many nieces and nephews and one very special great grandson, Alexander.
Funeral service will be held 2:30 pm Thursday, June 11 at City View Funeral Home. She will be laid to rest in Indianapolis, Indiana.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Willamette Valley Hospice, 1015 3rd St. NW, Salem, OR 97304.
Phyllis Jean Westling
Phyllis passed away June 7, 2015 at St Charles Hospital in Bend Or with her family at her side. She was born in Grays Lake IL to Donald and Eva Webb. She grew up on a farm as one of six children. She remained close to her surviving brother and sisters through the years. Phyllis loved the 20 years she was able to spend as a snowbird dividing her time between Salem, OR
and Mesa AZ. with her good friend Bill Leach.
All who knew her enjoyed her outgoing personality as well as her love of sports. She was known to talk sports with anyone and everyone. Phyllis was preceded in death by her daughter Patti Leonaitis Crawford. She is survived by her daughter Kay Judson (Robert) of Bend Or. Phyllis enjoyed her 5 grandsons,
Ryan, Joel, Jared, Reid and Jordan Judson and granddaughters Sara Crawford and Caitlin Crawford, along with 10 great grandchildren. She is interred at Mt. Crest Abbey Mausoleum in Salem.
Ernest P Greenwood
Ernest Pershing Greenwood was born in Dallas, Oregon, December 31, 1917 to Wayne E. and Frances M. Harrington Greenwood. The family moved to Salem when he was 4 years old. Ernie graduated from Salem High School in 1935 and Willamette University in 1941. He attended the University of Oregon Medical School in Portland, Oregon, graduating in 1944. Following an internship at Emanuel Hospital in Portland, Oregon, he was activated as a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Medical Corps in 1945. Ernie sailed on the Gloucester Victory to Japan near the end of WWII and was discharged as a Captain in April, 1947.
Dr. Greenwood was in general practice in Sandy, Oregon, until returning to Salem in 1951 where he continued his practice until retiring in June, 1986. He was a member of the Medical Staff of the Salem General Hospital and the Salem Memorial Hospital. Dr. Greenwood was president of the Salem Hospital staff in 1961. He was a member of the American Academy of General Practice which became the American Academy of Family Practice and was president of the Oregon Chapter from 1962 through 1964.
Ernie was a licensed private pilot and president of the Salem Flying Club in the early 1960`s. He loved to fish and to drive any road as not yet traveled by him. The family traveled many roads in Oregon searching out every Post Office to collect their individual postmarks.
He married Florentine R. Mickel of Mt. Angel, Oregon in 1942. She died in 1988. He married Shirley Price in 1990. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children: Barbara White of Los Gatos, California; Gilbert (Paula) of Portland, Oregon; Anne Greenwood (Robert Freund) of Salem; and Charles of Long Beach, California; eleven grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, Wayne; his sisters, Dorothea Greenwood Fravel and Marjorie Greenwood Tomseth.
A Remembrance of Life will be held on Saturday, June 20 at 2pm in the Auditorium of Capital Manor, 1955 Dallas Hwy NW, Salem, Oregon. Private inurnment will be City View Cemetery in Salem.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be given in his name to the OHSU School of Medicine White Coat Fund (WHITECOAT) which helps celebrate, with solemn recognition, the trust vested by the public in those who wear the white coat. Contact the OHSU Foundation at 503-228-1730 or mail to 1121 SW Salmon St., Portland, OR 97205. Or, memorial gifts can be given in his name to Willamette University for an endowed student scholarship fund in honor of Olive Dahl. Contact Gift Planning at 503-370-6546 or mail to Willamette University attention Lori Hoby 900 State St, Salem OR 97301.
Grace M Erickson
Grace was born in Wisconsin, where she lived until moving to Salem in 1950. She was employed at the Columbia River Paper Mill and then worked as a care giver until retirement in 1997. She married Garnie Craner in 1958. They golfed together for many years at Illahe Golf Club and also traveled extensively around the United States and Canada. Garnie preceded her in death in 1985. She moved in 1997 to Landon St. SE where she continued her deep interest in landscaping and beautifying her property, especially with roses.
Grace attended St. Mark Lutheran Church for 25 years, where she met and married Dr. Ray C. Erickson on May 2, 2001. Their mutual interests in gardening and travel took them to China, Australia, New Zealand and Costa Rica, as well as Alaska and British Columbia. Grace lived with Ray in Salemtowne, where their home fronted the golf course.
Survivors include her dear husband, Ray, sisters, Ethel Weber and Irene Greene, brother, Walter Shadof and niece Audrey Yanke, as well as many other relatives and friends.
There will be a memorial service at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 790 Marion
St. NE in Salem at 3:00 pm Tuesday, May 26, 2015. Interment will be private at Mt. Crest Abbey Mausoleum in City View Cemetery. Arrangements are by City View Funeral Home.
Dec. 4, 1925 May 18, 2015
Passed peacefully at OHSU Med. Ctr. from a long battle with Alzheimer’s.
Born in Boldog, Hungary.
He married his Wife Elizabeth on Jan. 5, 1949. Moved to Salem, OR in 1957 and was member of St. Edwards Church.
He worked most of his adult years for Franke Lumber Co. in Mill City, OR.
He was a Master Landscaper with pictures of his front yards in Better Homes & Garden Magazine.
Survivors Include: Son & Daughter in-law Andy & Cathy Bardosi, Daughter Kathy Ziros Keizer, OR, 3 Grand Children, Jackie & Kristi Bardosi, Victoria Moreno.
Visitation will be from 1:00 to 6:00 pm on Friday, May 29, funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 am Saturday, May 30, 2015, both at City View Funeral Home with burial following at City View Cemetery.
Sherry Ann Rae
Sherry Ann Rae, age 52, was born on September 10, 1962 in Salem, Oregon to Donald and Maxine Rae. She went home to be with the Lord on May 11, 2015 in Salem, OR. Sherry grew up in Hopewell, Oregon and lived there off and on until her death. Education began at Hopewell Elementary, included her graduation from Amity High School in 1980 and graduation from Oregon State University in 1985 with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Food Science and Technology.
Upon graduation, she went to work at Oregon Cherry Growers in Salem, Oregon and worked there until her death. Professionally- Sherry was affiliated with the OSU Department of Food Science and Technology, the Institute of Food Technologists, the Oregon Section of the Institute of Food Technologists and the Northwest Food Processor’s Association. She was a member of Capitol Park Wesleyan Church in Salem and attended Bible Study Fellowship.
Sherry had many hobbies and passions; as a child she was in 4-H, Future Business Leaders of America, drama and band. In college, Sherry followed her passion for food and science by serving on the Dairy Judging panel and was involved with the OSU Meat lab. Sherry found her creative outlet in knitting at a young age and was an active member of the Mill Stream Knitting Guild. Sherry enjoyed photography, journaling, writing poetry and tea.
Sherry was preceded in death by her parents Donald and Maxine Rae. She is survived by her sister Donna Rae and a large extended network of beloved friends and family. A Celebration of Life service will be held July 11th at Capital Park Wesleyan church at 1:00pm-open to all. A private interment will be held at City View Cemetery on July 10. Donations can be made to Capitol Park Wesleyan Church in Salem, Oregon or a charity of your choice. Arrangements by City View Funeral Home and Cemetery, Salem, Oregon.
Ernest Marcel Irwin
Ernie Irwin was born on February 1, 1964 in Bonners Ferry Idaho to Joan and James Irwin. He left us late Sunday afternoon, he was surrounded by the love of his family. He is survived by his wife Jenny, his son Marcel and two daughters Lacey and Sarah and many grandchildren. Private graveside services were held at City View Cemetery. Arrangements were by City View Funeral Home.
Lonnie Ray Starks
Salem, OR - Lonnie Ray Starks, 76, went home to be with the Lord on May 3, 2015. He was born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota to Ray and Lillian Starks on July 7, 1938. Lonnie served his country with honor and distinction in the United States Navy from 1955-1975. He served in the Korean and Vietnam wars and retired as a Chief Warrant Officer (CWO-2).
Lonnie is survived by his wife of 11 years, Rita Starks of Salem, OR. Children: Scott Starks of Texarkana, TX, Mike Starks and wife Sandee of Dallas, TX, Kelli Pratt and husband Greg of Lumberton, TX, Katy Boswell of Brawley, CA, and Jarrid Starks of Salem, OR. Siblings: Sister Jacquelyn Starks of Crescent City, CA, Kenny Starks of Sioux Falls, SD, Pam Manning of Salem, OR and Larry Starks of Grand Rapids, MI.
Funeral services will be held May 9, 2015 at 4105 Grace Community Church, Lancaster Dr NE, Salem, OR 97305 at 11:00 am.
John C Marson
John C Marson died in Salem of complications from surgery. He was born in Molalla where he grew up. He lettered in four sports at Molalla Union High School, graduating in 1958. On April 30, 1960 he and Anita Lawrence were married and together had two daughters, Kristi and Debbi. The family moved to Salem in 1976 where they operated two grocery stores, one in Salem and one in Aumsville.
John was preceded in death by his parents, John L and Margaret Marson and his former wife, Anita Marson.
Survivors include his two daughters; Kristi (Doug) Austin of Olympia, WA and Debra (Richard) Montgomery of Salem; sister and brother in law Darlene and Charles Maben of Madras, OR and several nieces and nephews.
Private graveside service under the direction of City View Funeral Home will be held Thursday, April 30, 2015 at Adams Cemetery in Molalla. Memorials in his name may be made to the Humane Society of the Willamette Valley.
Francisco "Pancho" Tavera, Jr.
Heaven gained an angel. Pancho Tavera, Jr. age 42 passed away on April 20, 2015 at his home in Salem. Pancho was born in Portland, OR to Francisco and Yolanda Tavera, Sr. Pancho is the oldest of three children. He was raised in Salem where he graduated from Douglas McKay High School and later began his career with the Oregon Dept. of Corrections at Oregon State Penitentiary. Pancho`s passion was coaching youth sports throughout the Salem Area, which he did for over 20 years.
Pancho is survived by his wife, Kasey whom he was married to for 14 years; two sons, Noah and Alexander; parents Francisco and Yolanda Tavera, Sr.; sister, Esmeralda and brother Marco Antonio.
Visitation will be today from 1 to 7 PM, at City View Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 PM, Thursday, April 23rd Peoples Church, 4500 Lancaster Dr., NE, Salem, OR, Interment will follow at City View Cemetery. Charitable contributions may be made to Pancho`s Army Fund at any US Bank in Oregon.
Jack was born in Owensville, Indiana, the 11th of 12 children. His parents were William and Maude Tapley Riley. The Riley family was extraordinarily poor. They were a family of sharecroppers who lived in a small cabin and farmed watermelons, corn, and tomatoes for the landowner. They would also take their mule hitched to a wagon filled with produce to town to try to earn some extra wages for themselves. Although poor, they knew that their family was most valuable in life.
When he was sixteen, Jack joined his brother, John by moving to Oregon, where John recently settled after WWII. This was a great adventure for Jack. When he was 21, it was time to serve his country and Jack soon found himself in Korea. As a Sergeant First Class, Jack served as a combat infantry medic. During this time, he earned two Bronze Service Stars. Jack was an American patriot and hero.
After Jack left Korea he was stationed at Madigan Army Hospital in Tacoma, Washington. While there, he was set up on a blind date with a young lady, Betty Luttig. Once discharged from the Army, Jack knew he would return to Oregon. To avoid Betty driving on HWY 99 by herself to visit (as I-5 had yet to be built), on July 2, 1952, those crazy kids married after knowing each other three short months and then made the move to Oregon. They had two loving daughters, Diana (Miller) and Jacqueline (Stoner), grandchildren Kerrie (Derek), Kim (Matt), Matthew (Vicky), and Elizabeth, and great grandchildren Savana, Mason, Riley and Blake. Jack`s best friend and son-in-law is Col. John Stoner (Ret.). Jack also had many pups including Russell, Queenie and Rosie. Everyone loved these parents and grandparents dearly, and learned the lesson instilled in Jack so long ago, that family is most valuable in life. Beyond his family mentioned above, Jack had many nieces and nephews.
Jack served his community as Commander of the local VFW Post 661 and became a lifetime member of the VFW and the American Legion Post 0009. He was also a successful business owner, and a supervisor for Salem Area Mass Transit District.
Upon retirement, Jack and Betty enjoyed traveling across the country in their RV. Again, you never knew what these crazy kids would do.
Jack recently became a member of the Catholic Church, which gave him extraordinary comfort in his final days. The family is forever grateful to Fr. Gary Zerr for his prayers and support.
Services will take place at St. Edward Catholic Church on Saturday, April 18 at 12:30pm followed by lunch and interment.
Phyllis J. Polston
Salem- Phyllis J. Polston passed away surrounded by her loving family on March 30th. Phyllis was born February 14, 1937 to Adolph and Margaret Stehlin in Topeka, Kansas. She married Jim Polston on March 25, 1952 in Topeka, Kansas. In 1955 she and Jim settled in Salem, Oregon; where she enjoyed being a homemaker, babysitting, playing Bingo, listening to country music and dancing with her husband.
Phyllis was always happy to have her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren around her; and loved the holidays greatly.
Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents, Adolph and Margaret; her husband Jim; her daughter, Sandy; her son, Timothy; her grandson, Bobby; sisters, Dorothy and Anna; and brothers, Herman and Sonny.
Phyllis is survived by her children; Debbie, Larry J., Larry R., Brenda, Daniel, Lori and Heidi; 22 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren; her sister, Shirley Sterling of Kansas; and her dog Peaches.
Memorial services will be held on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. at Liberty Christian Church; located at 4764 Skyline Rd. Salem, OR 97306.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Gentiva Hospice of Salem and Liberty Christian Church.
Alan R Schultz
Alan R. Schultz, 82, of Salem, died March 20, 2015. He was born in Pasadena, CA and graduated from Compton (CA) High School. Alan served in the US Navy during the Korean War.
He received his Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in business from Long Beach State University and the Doctor of Education degree from Oregon State University. Alan was employed ten years in various marketing positions before spending the last 27 years in education. He was privileged to be an instructor at Oregon State University, and a charter member of the faculty and administration that started Linn-Benton Community College, and an education program specialist with the Oregon Department of Education before retiring in 1994.
Alan served on the boards of the Salem Public Library, Salem Public Library Foundation and Salem Friends of the Library. He devoted his retirement years to studying the teachings of Jesus Christ.
Alan is survived by cousins, Marshall Rook of Long Beach, WA and Valerie Drumhellerd of Kent, WA. and many friends.
Graveside services will be at 11:00 AM, Monday, March 30th at City View Cemetery. Arrangements are by City View Funeral Home Contributions may be made to Salem Boys and Girls Club or the Humane Society of the Willamette Valley.
Gerald Edward Willis
Long time Salem resident, Gerald Edward Willis passed away on March 18th at the age of 86.
He was born in Portland, OR to Claud and Zella Willis on June 11, 1928.
After serving in the Korean War he returned to Portland. He met his wife, Nevada and married on May 22, 1953. In 1957 they moved to Salem and purchased Valley Garbage Service. He retired in 1993. Throughout his life he was very involved in church, West Salem Rotary and various community organizations.
He will always be remembered for his love of tennis, golf and teaching his grand kids to water ski. Gerry is survived by his wife of sixty two years, Nevada; his four children, Jerry (Georgia), Debbie (Mike), Mike (Liz), Gail (Gordon); ten grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
A celebration of life will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, March 28th at City View Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Gerald`s name to Doernbecher Cancer Ward or the Union Gospel Mission.
We would like to thank Capital Manor Care Staff for their excellent support and care. Arrangements are by City View Funeral Home.
Geneva Joyce Miley
Salem - Joyce Miley, 85, was born on March 3, 1930 in Owensville, Indiana to William and Maude Riley. She was the youngest of 12 children and moved to Salem in 1947. There, she met Marty Miley, and they married on November 15, 1952. Joyce retired after working in banking for 30 years, retiring from the US National Bank in 1952. She loved having family-visits, drives on Sundays, vacations back to Indiana to see family members, eating out on Friday nights, and she truly loved her home; always decorating to make it `pretty and homey`.
Joyce fought a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer for two years. She never slowed down and never gave up, not letting those around her either! She appreciated so much, the care and support she received from Dr. Strother, and the entire office staff at Salem Hospital Oncology. After every appointment, she remarked how nice each person was that helped her.
Joyce is preceded in death by the love of her life, constant companion, and husband of 60 years, Marty, in 2013; a son Richard; her parents; five sisters and five brothers. She leaves behind three children; Sharen (Thure) Lindstrom, Sandra (Dan) Aunspaugh, all of Salem, Ron (Malonna Brooks) Miley of Arial, WA; one brother, Jack Riley of Salem; 8 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Her funeral service is scheduled for 2pm, Sunday, March 22, 2015 at City View Funeral Home, with burial following in City View Cemetery. Charitable contributions may be made to Salem Cancer Institute, PO Box 14001, Salem, OR 97309. Arrangements by City View.
Wilma W Haskell
Wilma was the 2nd of six children born to Cecil and Inez Sargent. She received Jesus as her Lord and Savior at an early age and dedicated her life to serving Him. Wilma graduated from Northwest Christian College (now Northwest Christian University), Eugene, Oregon in 1943. She married Herald T. Haskell on November 24, 1943 and celebrated 73 years of marriage last year. Wilma and Herald had 4 children; Herald Sargent, Rebecca Louise, Jonathan Lee and Timothy James.
Her life was occupied with raising children, home-making and being a faithful minister`s wife. Their ministry took them to Garibaldi, OR, Colfax, IN, Minneapolis and White Bear Lake, MN, Eugene, OR, Everett, WA, Jefferson and Crabtree, OR. Wilma taught speech at Minnesota Bible College during their years of ministry in Minnesota.
She was an accomplished pianist as well as organist and guitarist. Her singing and playing will be remembered by all who heard her, but especially by her children and grandchildren. Her lullabies soothed them to many nights and naps of peaceful sleep.
Wilma was dedicated to her family and friends. Her life consisted of ministering to them, as well as to all who came in contact with her.
She is survived by her husband, Herald; her children, Sarge, Becki, Tim and their spouses, Barbara, Jim and Christa. Of her siblings she is survived by her eldest sister, Echo, and her youngest brother, Bob. In addition her 9 grandchildren, her 13 great grandchildren and 1 great, great grandchild will miss her.
Wilma is now reunited with her mom and dad, her brothers and sister (Cecil, Loren, Mary) her son, Jon and her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Her long life, with all its trials and hardships, is now concluded. She 'fought the good fight, she has finished her course and she has kept the faith.' Her faith sustained her and gave her life meaning. We will miss her here, but we have the hope that we will see her soon, as we embrace the faith in Jesus Christ by which she lived. Wilma is not dead. She is alive forevermore.
Barry Wilson Moss
Barry Moss passed away peacefully with his family at his side.
Barry is preceded in death by his parents Barry and Patricia Moss. He is survived by his loving wife Leslie, his sons Cameron (Gabbie) and Zach and his precious granddaughter Charlie. His supportive brother Sam (Janet), sister Teresa (Ray) and many nieces and nephew.
After graduating from Oregon State University and receiving his commission from the Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC) in 1987, Barry served in the Oregon Army National Guard for over 20 years. He retired at the rank of Major. He was very proud to serve his State and Country. As a citizen soldier, he was involved in state emergencies (floods and fires), engineering projects for local communities, national forest lands; and training with foreign service members in Japan and Singapore.
Barry also worked for the Department of Corrections and Oregon Corrections Enterprises.
Barry greatest joy was to spend quality time with his family. He loved camping, boating, dirt biking, target shooting at Four Corners and on occasion (when he felt really brave) skateboarding with his boys. Going to the local gym and running was a priority even in his final days. Staying in shape is the best investment you can do for yourself, he would always say.
Special thanks to our wonderful neighbors who brought meals over every week. And to his friends at work who would check in and take him out to lunch.
Memorial services will be held at 11:00 AM, on Saturday March 21st, at City View Funeral Home. A reception to follow the memorial service at City View Funeral home.
Request donations be made to Willamette Valley Hospice. Many thanks to this fine organization. We were very impressed with the professional staff and the many volunteers willing to lend a helping hand. There`s a lot of good people out there!
Mark Allen Cooper, CW2 (Ret) (64) passed away March 10, 2015 from COPD and Congestive Heart Failure.
Born March 2, 1951 in Portland, Oregon to James and Lois Cooper. The family moved to Salem in 1962 and he graduated from South Salem High School in 1969. He attended OCE (now WOU) in 1969-70.
In 1971 Mark entered the US Army. He served in New Mexico and in Germany, he left the Army in 1973. Mark joined the Oregon National Guard in April 1974 and served in Cavalry and Headquarters retiring in 1993 as a CW2. He worked as a Civil Service Employee for the National Guard from 1974-99. He served as Past Department Commander of the American Legion in 1991-92, was District Commander and Capitol Post 9 Commander as well.
He married Kathryn Hayward in November 1974, had two sons, Chad and Sean. They divorced in 1986. He married Patty Eamons Fields in 1987 in Reno, NV. They celebrated 28 years of marriage in January 2015.
He was active in the bowling league at Cherry City Bowl and worked there during High school to 1983. Mark enjoyed golf, fishing, and working to help veterans (taking care of the troops).
He is survived by wife Patty, Sons Chad (wife Holly) and Sean. Grandchildren Jordyn, Hunter and Jasmyn; brother Todd, sisters Marsha and Brenda.
Graveside service with military honors will be at 1:30, Saturday, March 21st, at the American Legion Circle in City View Cemetery. Arrangements are by City View Funeral Home. Donations may be sent to Wounded Warriors Project or to the animal shelter of your choice.
Eleanor Rutschman, beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, was born on March 10, 1921, and passed away on February 26, 2015.
Eleanor was born and raised in North Howell along with her brother Jeff, and her dear sister Celia with whom she shared many childhood adventures. Eleanor married Roy Rutschman in 1941. Together, they raised their children, Ruthyn Geer and Howard Rutschman, and kept their farm and home in Central Howell. Eleanor was a talented cake decorator and kept her own cake decorating business for many years. She created beautiful cakes for events such as weddings, birthdays, and anniversaries. In her late years, she and Roy travelled the world. They lived in Honolulu, HI for a number of years where Eleanor easily became as beloved a neighbor and community member as she was here at home.
Eleanor was preceded in death by Celia, Jeff, and Roy. She is lovingly remembered by her daughter, Ruthyn, her son, Howard, her granddaughter, Jessica; her grandson-in-law, John; and her great-grandchildren, Juan, Mary Lu, and Ronan. Eleanor`s warmth, kindness, and love have left an indelible imprint on our hearts.
Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM, Thursday, March 5, 2015 at City View Funeral Home. Entombment will be at Mt. Crest Abbey Mausoleum.
Christopher Robert Clemens
Chris Clemens died Thursday, Feb 19th, at his West Salem home due to heart failure. He was born April 11, 1961 in Eugene, OR to Robert & Shirley Clemens. Chris was their fourth and youngest child.
Chris was a man of faith and a follower of God. He married Sharon Wolf Clemens on Sept. 17, 1988 and they had three beautiful boys; Chad, Cory & Tyler.
Chris graduated from OSU with a Pre-Med degree and received his Doctorate from Western States Chiropractic College in 1990. Following graduation he opened his own practice which was named Clemens Chiropractic. As his business grew he also was very involved with Rotary and Boys and Girls Club, mentoring and fund raising for the youth and their facilities. He was a man full of energy and love for life.
Chris was an amazing athlete and musician. Coaches to this day say he was one of the best athletes they ever had. He competed in basketball, baseball and football while also finding the time to play the drums in his high school band and marching band. He played baseball for Lane Community College and many competitive slow pitch softball leagues. His position was shortstop and he consistently won the golden glove award. His HDC Roofing slow pitch team made to the National Championship in Detroit, MI. He also played semi-professional football for the Portland Steelheads for two seasons.
His joy and enthusiasm can be seen and remembered in all pictures and home videos. Whether it is raising his children, entertaining at birthday parties, coaching, or umpiring baseball games, Chris will never be forgotten. His legacy, smile and passion for making a difference will live on through his three boys. We love you, Chris, Rest in Peace.
Chris is survived by his three children; Chad, Cory and Tyler, his life partner of fourteen years, Debby Magee, his mother Shirley, and siblings Debbie, Dory and Cameron. He was preceded in death by his father Robert Clemens. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 pm, Sat Feb 2st at City View Funeral Home. Last goodbyes will be immediately following the service. "God Bless". Contributions may be made to Doembecher Children`s Hospital or the Boys & Girls Club. Arrangements are by City View Funeral Home"
Ruth H. Langsather
Ruth Langsather went home to be with the Lord on Feb. 18, 2015 at the age of 88 after a long battle with Parkinson`s disease and more recently with recurrent melanoma. She was born in Roundup, MT to William and Clara Van Dyke, the 6th of 10 children. Ruth was raised on a farm. She left high school to go to work in town. Ruth worked at a dry cleaning shop where she became an excellent seamstress and as a caretaker/housekeeper.
She married Nels Langsather in the late 1940`s. He was a carpenter and Ruth became a skilled carpenter`s helper; especially painting. They lived in Helena and Cut Bank MT where she had five children. Ruth loved cooking, baking, and sewing clothes for her family. In the 1960`s, they moved to Salem, OR. Ruth became a businesswoman, opening The Clothes Closet-a family consignment clothing shop. Ruth was divorced in 1970. She continued to run her consignment shop; for 28 years. Ruth`s five grandchildren brought her great joy. In her retirement years, Ruth enjoyed traveling, volunteering at the church, mall walking, playing cards, and playing Scrabble.
Ruth is survived by her children David Langsather, James Langsather, and Donna Schmidt; 5 grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her children Paul Langsather and Amy Langsather.
Ruth will be remembered as a woman of grace and faith who always had a kind word for others and a lovely smile. She will be missed greatly by her family and friends.
Visiting will be held between 2 and 5 p.m. on Wed. February 25 at City View Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thurs. February 26 at First Church of the Nazarene on Market St. NE. Private interment will follow. Arrangements by City View Funeral Home & Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ruth`s memory to The Salvation Army, Medical Teams International, or to the church.
Katherine May Gatschet
Katherine M. Gatschet passed away on February 13, 2015 at 91 years old. She was a beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother.
Katherine was born and raised in Ridgway, Colorado. She was loved dearly by her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband Garold; daughter June Howard and two great grandchildren, James and Sean.
Survivors include her two daughters, Shirley Hardwick and Sharon Allen; three grandchildren, Douglas Wardell Jr., David Wardell and Laura Lee Ewing; 6 great-grandchildren and 16 great great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at City View Funeral Home with family inurnment at Belcrest Memorial Park.
Donald L. Gergen
Donald was born in Coffeeville, Kansas to Elmer Vernice and Ruth Elizabeth Gergen. He graduated from McKinley High School in 1948 and worked as an auto-repairman until he enlisted in the US Army. He served from 1951 – 1953 in Korea. He received three Battle Stars and the United States Service Medal.
After his honorable discharge he moved to Valsetz Oregon and worked for Valsetz Lumber Co. He moved to Salem in 1957 and was employed at Master Service Station as a Battery Repairman and Service Manager from 1957 to 1970. Donald moved to Newport and worked at Updenkelders Automotive from 1970 to 1976. In 1976 he moved to Salem and worked for E. H. Burrell, Dallas Equipment Repair and for a while at Norpac Plant 7 and 8. In 1977 Donald married Mary Bremmer Dodge.
Donald belonged to the Keizer Elks, Salem Eagles 2081 until his illness. He enjoyed fishing, camping, travel and going to the casinos.
Donald is survived by his wife, Mary; sisters, Wanda King, Edna Lippert and Pat Diggs; step-daughters, Marie McFarland of CA and Nancy Dodge of Washington; three step-grandsons, one step-great granddaughter and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters Beverly Hammond and Jane Pierce.
Viewing will be on Monday, Feb. 16th from 9:00 AM to 12:30 at City View Funeral Home, followed by a graveside service with Military Honors at 1:00 PM Monday at City View Cemetery.
Georgia Mae Gard
Georgia was born in Wall, South Dakota on December 7, 1932 to William Neal and Mamie Clara (Van Tress) Marks. The family moved to North Bend where she graduated from High School in 1950. Georgia met Omar Dale Gard in September of 1950 and they were married on January 20, 1951.
The family moved to Salem and she worked for the State of Oregon and then later at Cummings Elementary School in Keizer for many years. After retirement she worked part time at the Courthouse Athletic Club and retired again when Omar retired from NW Natural Gas.
Georgia loved people and was blessed with many friends. Her greatest wish is that all of her family and friends know the Lord as their Savior. She is a long time member of Salem Alliance Church and a member of Sheepfold Community Group. She enjoyed the members of the group so very much and the caring spirit that they have.
She is survived by her husband, Omar; sons, Terrance and Richard (wife Kristin); grandsons, Joshua and wife Xiomara, Nicholas and wife Chauncey and Nathan. There are two great grandchildren, Jesse and Naomi; brother, Lester and sister, Mildred and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Ivan and Elvin.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 1:00 PM, Monday February 23rd at Salem Alliance Church. Arrangements are by City View Funeral Home.
Irwin Dale Dalke
Irwin went to be with Jesus on February 10,2015, passing away at home after a lengthy illness. Although he was born in Salem,Oregon,the Dalke family soon moved to Aumsville where Irwin grew up and graduated from Cascade High School. In 1956, lrwin married his high school sweetie, Margaret Boyer. He went on to college and became a teacher and continued his education for a Master`s degree. He taught Biology at North Salem High School for over 30 years.
Margaret and Irwin moved to Turner and raised three children, Kellee Coberly (Ed), Greg Dalke,and Mark Dalke. They had grandchildren, Katie Coberly,Jenny Coberly, Mark Peterson, Ciera Dalke, Jacob Dalke,and Grayson Dalke.
After Irwin retired he and Margaret traveled,spent more time with friends and family and had a joyous life. Irwin was preceded in death by Margaret in 2006. On February 14,2008,he married another high school sweetie, Sharon Gisler Stovin, and they had seven years together.
There will be a viewing from 12:00 to 2:30 PM on Friday at City View Funeral Home. interment service at 3:00 PM at Mt. Crest Abbey Mausoleum. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, February 14th at Church On The Hill, 2707 Maranatha Ct. SE, Turner, OR. Arrangements are by City View Funeral Home.
Doris Peggy Stoenner
Peggy Stoenner was born August 16, 1930 in Sisseton, SD to Ivan and Genevieve (Lea) Green. After growing up in Sisseton, she attended and graduated from Nursing School in South Dakota. She and Alfred H Stoenner (deceased) married in 1952.
In 1967, Peggy moved to Salem, Oregon where she began work as an RN at Salem Memorial Hospital. Shortly after, she began work at the Oregon State Hospital, where she retired after many years as a Psychiatric RN. To all who Peggy worked with over the years, you were family to her. After retirement, she volunteered at the local food bank, along with friends Jean Ann White and Betty Cory.
Peggy was an active member in her church, (John Knox Presbyterian) where she served as Deacon and sang in the choir. Not only did Peggy have a beautiful voice, she also had an infectious smile, which would light up a room of friends and stranger`s alike. In addition, she enjoyed playing bingo and bunko with her circle of friends and family.
Peggy passed away at Molalla Manor, where she received excellent care the last few weeks of her life.
Peggy is survived by her brother, Robert Green (Ardell) and sister, June Gilbert (Snick); her six children and spouses; Michael (Leslie), Sandra (Jim), Karen (Terry), Mark (Cheryl), Matthew (Jennifer), Denise (Brad); 16 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.
A celebration of life will be held at Gateway Church in Salem at 3:00 pm Sunday February 22nd.
Private interment is at City View Cemetery under the direction of City View Funeral Home.
Dolores I Roth
Dolores I. Roth grew up on her family`s farm in North Dakota with her parents, eight brothers and one sister. After High School she attended Dickinson Teachers College and became a teacher in Grant County, ND.
She married the man of her dreams, Emil G. Roth, on August 3, 1947. They were part owners of Roth`s Meat Market in Elgin, ND until 1950 when they moved to Salem,OR. In 1952 they built the home of their dreams were she lived until her death. Dolores also worked at various canneries in Salem from 1959-1982.
Her passions were enjoying her three grandchildren and five great grandchildren, her many trips to Hawaii, gardening, cooking and entertaining family and friends.
Dolores was preceded in death by her husband Emil Roth, parents, brothers and sister. She is survived by her daughters LaVonne (Donald) Pahia and Kathleen Sliter. Three grandchildren Nalani (Cedric) Kay, Lehua (Pierre) Elliott & Vincent Sliter. Five great grandchildren Jordan, Moananui, Aidan, Mahina, & Ava. Three sister-in-laws Madeline Bliss, Ann Roth & Bunny Zeller, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Christ the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Salem on Monday February 9th with viewing at 10:00 A.M., service at 11:00 A.M. and a reception to follow in the church Fellowship Hall. Burial will be at Belcrest Cemetery.
Arrangements by City View Funeral Home.
Evelyn L. Carson
Evelyn was born in Denver and grew up in Stearling Colorado. She graduated from High School in 1942 and moved to Toledo Oregon in 1943 with her parents. Evelyn worked at a bakery and prefab plant (now known as mobile homes) where she met her future husband Floyd Carson. They were married in Vancouver WA. March 17 1945 after saving up their ration stamps to make the trip.
Evelyn and Floyd purchased a home with property in Corvallis where they raised their two sons and developed a business, that property is still owned by them today.
In 1990 Evelyn and Floyd went into business with their younger son purchasing Salem Auto Body. Evelyn was an important part of the management team helping in the office and many other tasks.
Evelyn is a past Pres of the Lady Elks, she enjoyed Square Dancing, being with her friends at the Elks Lodge as well as coin collecting over much of her life. Evelyn has enjoyed time spent with her two Great Grandsons Keagen and Riley.
Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents Frank and Opal Wadsworth as well as her husband Floyd L. Carson who she cared for at home after he suffered a stroke in 2002. She went above and beyond the call taking care of him for seven years.
Special thanks to Patty Early for the care of Evelyn and Floyd for the last 13 years and to Teresa Carson for her help with their bookkeeping and bill paying.
Evelyn was loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Services will be at Oak Lawn Cemetery at 11am Saturday January 17th with a reception to follow at the Corvallis Elks at 12:30. Arrangements are by City View Funeral Home, Salem, OR.
Lois was born in Medford, OR, to Elvin and Bertha Inman. She graduated from Phoenix, OR High School in a class of 12 students. After high school she moved in to Medford and attended S.O.C. in Ashland. In Medford she met Wallace Turnidge. They married September 30, 1949 in Medford and a year later moved to Salem where they remained. Wallace worked for the Salem School District.
They are members of Westminster Presbyterian Church. Survivors include her husband, Wallace, son Jerry, two granddaughters, Mariah and Hayden, and a sister, Jeannine. Lois was preceded in death by a son, Dan and a sister, Winifred.
Memorial service will be held 2:00 pm Saturday, December 13 at Westminster Presbyterian Church. Memorials may be made to the church at 3737 Liberty Rd. S. Salem, OR 97302. Arrangements are by City View Funeral Home.
Kenneth George Gaskin
On Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, Ken passed peacefully into the arms of the Lord, at home and surrounded by the ones he loved. He had fought a two year-long battle with cancer and was ready for this rest.
Born to William and Dorothy Gaskin in London, Ontario, Canada, Ken was raised in a loving home with sister Marjorie and brothers Bob and Brien. Early on in his childhood, Ken picked up a guitar, and his natural talent and love of music became a driving force in his life.
At a young age, Ken set off from Canada for San Francisco. He worked for many years as a printer for a California newspaper by day, and continued playing his music in his off hours. He became a husband and father during this time, and delighted in his children.
Ken married Ruby Gaskin in 1985, and their newly-blended family combined seven children together into one large and busy household. The family moved to Salem, Ore., in 1992, where Ken began working for Fairview Training Center. He retired in 2002, and enjoyed his free time with Ruby, his children and grandchildren.
As the years passed his love of performing reemerged, and in his last seven years, Ken had begun singing and playing his guitar under the name "Kowboy Ken" at a few senior living centers in Salem. His reputation preceded him, and toward the end of his life, he had a full performance calendar at many centers throughout the Willamette Valley. He played the songs he (and his audience) loved - classic country and western numbers by Hank Snow, Hank Williams and Johnny Cash, as well as old gospel tunes. A natural performer, Ken brought humor and warmth to every show and loved and appreciated his audiences.
His most ardent fans, however, were his family. They will miss his laughter, his support, his kindness, and his love. They will also miss that beautiful, unique voice and the music he brought into all of their lives. They take comfort in knowing his song continues in heaven and look forward to hearing it again someday.
A service is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, at City View Funeral Home, 390 Hoyt St. S., Salem, Ore., 97302. All are welcome.
Gene is survived by his wife Marjorie of 59 years. He is also survived by son Marty McDonald of Keizer, daughter and son-in-law Karisa and Bruce Thede of Salem, brother and sister-in-law Larry and Marge McDonald of Cottage Grove, and sister and brother-in-law Chris and Larry Sims of Gresham. He is also survived by five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Gene was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers Ed McDonald and Don McDonald, and sister Charmaine Gramling.
Gene loved his family and was very proud of his son and daughter. In his middle years he doted on his grandchildren and later his loving focus was on the great-grand babies.
He loved family reunions and camping with all relatives. For a time fly fishing was his special interest, and then it turned to golf. Gene was fond of music, especially gospel and country music. He was an avid fan of all sports having an appreciation which started as a young boy tagging along to ball practice with his big brother, Larry. Gene excelled in all sports in high school. He also played semi-pro baseball.
Gene received B.S. and M.S. degrees from OCE. He taught and coached at Sisters High School, Cascade High School, and South Salem High School. He also was a counselor at Sprague High School. His 'Sisters Outlaws' won the eight man football championship in 1961.This placed Gene as a coach of the East-West football team that year. In later years he managed McNary Golf Course and worked at Battle Creek Golf Course. He also worked in the fields of insurance and property management.
The family is grateful to the management and staff of Farmington Square where Gene spent the last three years of his life. We thank them and the personnel of Gentiva Hospice for the special care he received.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 27, one o'clock at City View Funeral Home, 390 Hoyt St S, Salem, OR. Donations may be made to Alzheimers Network of Oregon, 2615 Portland Rd. NE, Salem, OR 97306 and Morning Star Church, 4775 27th Ave. Salem, OR 97302.
Donna Kathleen Douglas
Salem - Donna Kathleen (Rooney) Douglas, age 82, died on November 2, 2014 at Tierra Rose Care Facility in Salem, Oregon. She passed away in the company of her loving family.
Donna was born on August 29, 1932 in Los Angeles, California to Donald and Clara (Earnest) Rooney. She was the youngest of five children. She lived in the Los Angeles area into her mid-twenties.
Donna graduated high school from St. Mary`s Academy in Los Angeles in 1950. After high school, Donna worked in clerical and administrative positions for several insurance companies in downtown Los Angeles. In 1952, she was accepted into a nursing program at Methodist Hospital School of Nursing (Arcadia, California) and graduated with a Diploma in Nursing and became a registered nurse in 1955.
After graduation from nursing school, Donna went to work at St. Francis Hospital in Lynwood, California. She married Darrel Douglas in 1955 and continued her nursing career at Physicians and Surgeons Hospital in Glendale, California. In 1956, she left nursing to start a family. Donna and Darrel moved to Seattle, Washington in 1957 and, with a growing family, to Portland, Oregon in 1961. Donna spent the next 16 years raising five children and running a busy household. Her free time was often spent volunteering for a number of Christian charities.
In 1974, the family moved to Los Alamos, New Mexico, where Donna developed an appreciation for the Native American cultures. She was a frequent visitor to the northern New Mexico pueblos (notably Taos, San Ildefonso and Santo Domingo.) After the Douglas family moved back to Oregon - and settled in West Salem - in 1978, Donna took a position as a catalogue clerk in the library of the Willamette University School of Law. She enjoyed her duties and took particular pleasure in interacting with the law school students. During this time, Donna and Darrel hosted several foreign exchange students who were studying at the university. She retired from Willamette University in 1996.
Donna enjoyed many outdoor activities including hiking, camping and gardening. Along with Darrel, she was an avid bird watcher and traveled all over the Northwest to view different species. While she claimed to be shy and reserved, she had a clever wit and quick smile. She was a marvelous hostess and a nurturing soul to those in need.
Donna was active in the religious community wherever she lived, including the past 35 years at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Salem. She participated in services as well as volunteered with a number of church-sponsored outreach programs, notably the Young Ladies` Institute (YLI), which engages in many charitable activities. She was also involved in the Salem Area Garden Club.
Donna was preceded in death by her husband, Darrel, her parents and her siblings Joseph, George and Dorothy. Donna is survived by her brother John (Jean) and her sister-in-law Florence Rooney, as well as her children, David (Sheila), Daniel (Mary), Diana Ewoldt (Mark), Dennis (Brenda) and Drea, her grandchildren, Molly, John, Earl, Steven, James, Katherine, Andrew and Mackenzie, and many nieces and nephews. She was greatly loved and is dearly missed.
A Mass of Christian Burial took place on November 14, 2014 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Salem, Oregon at 1:30 p.m. Followed by a reception in the parish hall and then an inurnment ceremony at City View Cemetery, in Salem, Oregon. The family has designated the following organizations for memorial contributions: The Willamette Valley Hospice, http://wvh.org/), and the Alzheimer`s Network of Oregon ( http://alznet.org/)
Nehemiah D.L. Wilson
Nehemiah D. L. Wilson, age 11 left his family and friends on June 23, 2017 after a drowning accident in the Willamette River. He was born in Austin, Texas to Yvonne Holguin. He was the first of four children. Nehemiah was raised in Texas, Utah and Oregon and he was attending Walker Middle School here is Salem.
Nehemiah is survived by his mother, Yvonne Holguin; father, Bobby L. Miller; brothers Nathaniel Miller and Nasir Miller and sister, Karma Miller. He is also survived by his Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles and a host of Cousins.
A memorial will be held at Seed of Faith Ministries, 1230 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR., on July 15, 2017 at 11:00 AM. Arrangements are by City View Funeral Home.
Vina Jane Hazelton
Jane was born in Toppenish, Washington to Dow and Ruth Ashford. She was the first born in the family. When she was one year old the family moved to Glendale, CA. She loved school and was a good student and good athlete. Her brother was born in Glendale in 1942. After World War II, the family moved to Oregon and started a horse farm. They then moved to Salem in 1946, where Jane attended Salem High School and graduating from Gresham Union High School in 1949.
Jane first job was with the Oregon State Police in August of 1949. They later moved back to Salem.
In 1952 Jane married Mel Jenks in West Seattle Methodist Church. Jane worked outside the home for most of her married life. First for Boeing in Seattle, the Oregon State Police, Moore Business Forms and numerous clerical jobs until going to work for the Social Security Administration and retired in 1991.
She married Byron Hazelton in 1991. He died in 1999. After that she moved to a small house near her son and enjoyed riding horses. She was very good at Dressage. Her son, Bill asked her to help care for his new baby and Jane thought that was the best job that she had ever had.
Church was a very important part of her life. She attended different churches wherever she lived.
A funeral service will be held at City View Funeral Home at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, December 20, 2016. Private interment will be in City View Cemetery.