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Patricia Louise Farnsworth

July 10 1939 - November 27 2021

Patricia “Pat” Louise Farnsworth

Salem, OR – Patricia Louise Farnsworth, age 82, died November 27, 2021 in Salem, Oregon, where she had resided since 1963. Pat was born on July 10, 1939 to Wayne Taylor and Dorothy (Taylor) Gaskill in New Waterford, Ohio where she was raised. She met Reginald (Reg) Farnsworth Jr. in 1959 and they married on October 3 of that year in Negley, Ohio.

She moved to Oregon with her husband and lived in the Willamette Valley for 58 years. They bravely moved to the Wild West to start their life a new and raise their family. Pat had a successful career with the Salem-Keizer School District and drove a school bus until her retirement.

She received her Associate of Arts degree from Chemeketah Community College and continued taking classes through Willamette University’s Institute for Continued Learning for many years. She wrote a newsletter through Chemeketah’s Life Skills program and was an avid reader. She was an integral part of the women’s golf league in the Salem area. She was a part of the Sound Waves music group, participating in Sing Outs all around the Willamette Valley area. She loved being an Oregonian, enjoying all that the Pacific Northwest has to offer.

She is survived by her three daughters, Kimberly Scaggs and her husband Steve, Connie Friend, and Kelly Marsden with her husband Stephen. She is survived by 8 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Pat was preceded in death by her brother Chester. She leaves behind her beloved sister Judy, as well as brothers Raymond and Russell along with their families.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Reg in 2018. At her request disposition is by cremation and no services will be held. A private gathering of the family will celebrate her life. With hope, a remembrance celebration will take place in the Spring, where all her friends can gather.

Her family will forever be thankful, grateful, blessed and influenced by the life of this dynamic woman. She will be greatly missed by her many friends and family members. Arrangements are under the direction of City View Funeral Home, Salem, Oregon.

David Wayne Watts

July 14 1949 - November 27 2021

David Wayne Watts 72, passed away Saturday November 27, 2021 at Salem Health Hospital. He was celebrating a Veterans Day breakfast when upon leaving he took a fall. During his stay at the hospital David contracted Covid and never recovered. I can`t say enough about the kind and caring Nurses, Doctors and support staff, they did all they could.

David was born on July 14, 1949 in Salem Oregon to Eben and Claraisia Watts. He graduated from North Salem High and went into the U.S. Army in 1969. He served 18 months in Vietnam and was Honorably discharged in 1970. In 1973 he was hired as a Marion County Deputy. David received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Western Oregon State College in Monmouth Oregon in 1985. He accomplished this while he was working full time, married and raising a son. David retired from the Marion County Sheriffs Office after 26 years of service to the citizens of Marion County.

David enjoyed hunting, fishing and golf in his prime years and then after he retired he ended up needing and receiving a heart transplant. His enjoyment then came in the form of travels to visit family and cruising the high seas. Christmas was his favorite holiday and loved watching the kids enjoy all their gifts that he spent hours shopping for! He was a very patriotic man and went to many veterans funerals to pay his respect for their service to our great country.

David is survived by his wife of twenty-five years Patty, his son Ryan and two stepchildren he called his own, Jason and Jessica. He has six grandchildren between the three and one great grandchild, Kasia, Alexxa, Justin, Tyler, Brynnan, Kannen and the great is Micheal. He will be remembered for his loving kindness and generosity to many, we will miss him.

Barbara Rondeau

June 28 1931 - November 20 2021

Barbara, age 90, of Lakeside, residing in Salem Oregon, passed peacefully November 20, 2021 in Salem. She was born June 28, 1931 in Council Bluffs, Iowa to Willard M. Johnson and Helen F. Cocklin. Her family moved to North Bend when she was 3 years old and she graduated from North Bend High School. Her family was musically talented and her love for band instruments began in the 8th grade. Barbara was the first in her family to attend college at the U of O, graduating as a true Oregon Duck.
Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, her brother George E. Johnson and her sister JoAnn Hille and two husbands. Her first marriage to Bill Gardner (deceased) and second to Howard Rondeau (deceased). She is survived by her children: Michael Gardner (Sharon), Glenn Rondeau (Cheryl), Barbara Rondeau Butterfield, Judy Rondeau and Paula Rondeau Cline. Grandma Barbie or GG as she is affectionately called by her 15 Grandchildren and 28 Great Grandchildren and 5 Great-Great Grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Howard spoiled her with many travel adventures including Mexico, Norway, Egypt, Ethiopia, Europe, Canada. She also enjoyed cooking for her family, singing in the Reedsport United Presbyterian Church choir and her membership in PEO. She taught both elementary and high school band. Following Howard’s death she continued her travels to be part of a choir presenting the “Requiem” throughout Italy and later traveled to Ethiopia to visit family and Hawaii.
A memorial service will be held at the Presbyterian Church in Reedsport for family and friends in the future with a private ceremony later to scatter her ashes at the beach that she so loved.

Carol Jean Manka

February 7 1943 - November 20 2021

Carol Jean Manka died on November 20, 2021, at home,
She was born in Santa Monica, California on February 7, 1943, to John Thomas Naylor and Ruth Tissot Naylor. She moved to the Philippines with her parents in 1950. She lived there with them and taught in the American School in the Philippines until returning to the United States to pursue her education at Michigan State University.
She attended Michigan State University in 1968 pursuing a graduate degree in English Literature where she met Paul Manka. She married Paul Manka on September 13, 1969, in Buffalo, NY.
Carol and Paul moved to the Washington, DC area in 1972 where they both worked at the U.S. Census Bureau until their retirement in 2005.
Carol and Paul have no children. However, they have had many cats in their family during their marriage.
Carol is survived by her sister Joan Crosby in Winnipeg, Canada, and her husband Paul Manka.
Because of Carol’s and Paul’s love of animals, contributions can be made to the humane society of your choice or to the Willamette Humane Society.
A memorial service will be held in early 2022 at Unitarian Universalist Church of Salem.

Millie Amelia Vaughn

February 17 1926 - November 15 2021

Millie Amelia Vaughn, 95, passed away on November 15, 2021 surrounded by loved ones. She was born February 17, 1926, the 11th of 14 children born to Petra and Amelia Smith, immigrants of Glina, Yugoslavia and of Serbian decent. Millie grew up on Mulkey Ranch outside of Salmon, Idaho. Her father passed away when she was 7 years old and she was raised by her mother and older siblings.
Millie traveled between jobs, eventually settling in Salem, Oregon to work at Western Paper Converting. She met the love of her life Roy Vaughn and they married on December 11, 1961. They were blessed with daughter Lorri, son Troy and Roy’s children Cora and Roy Jr.
After retiring with a disability Millie was a homemaker who loved cooking, gardening and taking care of her husband while raising her children.
Millie is preceded in death by her parents, brothers Pete, Sam, Eli, George, and Ralph and sisters Mary, Eva, Lillian, Droeya and baby twins who died at birth.
Millie is survived by her husband, Roy; children Lorri Ferge (Linde), Troy Vaughn (Sharon), Cora Vaughn, and Roy Vaughn Jr (Patti), grandchildren Jonathon Humphreys (Stephanie), Breeann Ferge, TJ Vaughn, Angela Hensley (Les), Derik Milton, Emily Vaughn, Jessica Vaughn, Christopher Vaughn (Missi), Sarah Headley, and 11 great grandchildren. Millie is also survived by siblings Bob Smith and Marie Dermengiev and many nieces and nephews.
Millie will be remembered for her loving and spunky personality. She enjoyed the simple things in life; family get togethers, picnics and camping, trips to the beach, fishing, her flowers and plants, babysitting grandkids and lottery tickets. Millie had a soft spot for animals and there were always pets in the house from family dogs to wild turkeys. Millie’s love of family flows strong and deep leaving behind a trail of beautiful memories.
The service to celebrate Millie`s life will take place at City View Funeral Home and Cemetery, Tuesday, November 23, 2021. Viewing will be from 11:00 to 1:30 with the service beginning at 2:00 PM. Interment to follow at City View Cemetery.

Benjamin Keith Arthur

October 24 1939 - November 14 2021

Ben Arthur, age 82, passed away peacefully on November 14 with family by his side. He was born to George and Marjorie Arthur in Portland, Oregon.
Ben graduated from David Douglas High School in 1957. He attended the University of Oregon, where he competed in wrestling, and Portland State University. At PSU he lettered in track and assisted with coaching. He earned his bachelor’s in teaching, and his master’s degree in special education.

Ben was a passionate educator and was adamant that all children and adults have access to quality educational opportunities. His belief that “everyone was born with a noble purpose and an inherent need to belong” drove his career. He began teaching at Milwaukie High in 1966. He then taught special education and coached track and wrestling at Freemont Junior High. Later, he worked for the state Mental Health Division in Salem. He then spent 18 years working for Salem-Keizer Schools as a special education coordinator and finally retired from Albany School District as Special Education director. Ben formed many lasting relationships with colleagues and students during his long career.

Ben was also proud to have served in the Army Reserves with his brother Byron. While in the Reserves, he went to cook school. He used to brag about cooking for 250 men, three times a day, and the buttery biscuits he baked which made his sergeant say, “Arthur, these biscuits just melt in my mouth!”. Ben also had a green thumb and enjoyed working in his yard. He was especially proud of his tomato garden and loved to share with others. Ben also loved music (Elvis and other oldies but goodies), reading classic books, and watching movies with us.
Above all else, Ben couldn’t have been a more caring and loving husband, father, brother, and grandfather. He was married to his wife Paula for 49 years. Together they enjoyed many vacations, family get-togethers, camping trips, Oregon Ducks sports - especially attending Duck football games (including four Rose Bowls). He loved coaching and supporting his children’s sports and school activities. He continued to stay involved with his grandchildren’s activities.

Ben is survived by his wife Paula; daughter Shelley Greiner (Mike his favorite son-in-law), son Jason (Myounglan); brothers Byron (Joy), Carey, and Leighton (Sharon); sister Patty (Bob); brother-in-law Dale; grandchildren Alexis (Jake), Jack, Olivia, and Alex; great grandson Easton; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his sister Marlene.

Although Alzheimer’s may have taken his life, it did not take our love for each other away. You can rest easy now, dad. Say hi to Elvis...and Go Ducks!
A memorial service will be held Friday, November 26th, at City View Funeral Home in Salem at 1pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory to the Arc of Oregon or the charity of your choice.

Wayne Sherwood Glazener

March 8 1939 - November 8 2021

Wayne Sherwood Glazener, 82, died November 8, 2021, surrounded by loved ones in Salem, Oregon. Wayne went home to be with his heavenly father after suffering from Parkinson disease for many years.

Wayne was born in Ardmore, Oklahoma to Sherwood and Wynona Glazener. He was raised with his two brothers, Clyde and Gary. He attended Ponca City High School where he met the love of his life, (Patricia) Gayle Porter. Wayne graduated from the University of Science and Arts in Chickasha, OK. He went on to attend Seminary at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX as well as Goldengate Seminary in Portland, OR. Wayne furthered his education by receiving he Doctorate from Bethany Divinity Seminary in Dotham, Alabama.

Wayne and Gayle married in 1957 and enjoyed over 64 years together. They went on to have five children, Guy, Gaye, Gina, Melody and Matthew. Wayne devoted his life to the ministry. He pastored churches in Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas before relocating to the Pacific Northwest with his family to minister through planting churches. In Oregon he worked Bi-Vocationally while growing a church in Salem. While in Washington State Wayne pastored a church in Spokane and was also the Interim Director of Inland Empire Baptist Association.

Wayne is survived by his wife, Gayle Glazener, brother Dr. Clyde Glazener, children Guy Glazener, Gaye (Steve) Caldwell, Gina Beggs, Melody (Serdar) Talayman and Matthew Glazener. He also has 12 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Sherwood and Wynona Glazener, his brother Gary Glazener, his son-in-law Shane Beggs and his niece Robin Glazener-Mueller.

Service to be held at Salem First Baptist Church 395 Marion St NE Salem, Oregon on Saturday, November 20th, 2021 at 2:00 PM.

Raymond A. Haslebacher

September 26 1935 - November 6 2021

Ray Haslebacher
Ray was born on September 26, 1935 at home, he was the third son of Albert and Cecelia Haslebacher. He was born in what is now the garage of the present house. Not too many people live that close to where they were born. Ray’s wish was to pass away at home which he did with his family by his side.
Ray was baptized in St. Vincent de Paul church. At the time the church was in the basement of the school. Ray graduated from Sacred Heart High School in 1953. He was a life time member of the knights of Columbus and St. Vincent Church.
Ray met Mary Myers as a blind date in 1954. Ray and Mary were married March 26, 1956 in San Jose California, just before Ray was shipped to Alaska.
Ray was drafted into the Army in 1955. He did his basic training at Fort Ord, California. He was sent to Alaska’s Fort Richards during the Cold War in which the army spend most of the time on maneuvers. The worry was that the Russians would come through Alaska. In 1957 he was sent back to Oregon where he completed his commitment of the 6 years in the Army Reserves.
During the late 40’s and early 50’s Ray worked for United Brokers at Brooks, Owned by Walt Cole. After coming home from the service in 1957, Ray worked for B&K Onion Brokerage during the winter, running the crews and hauling onions to Portland.
In 1958, when Ray got out of the army, his father Albert and he put in a well and started irrigating the upland to make it more productive. Since that time, the farm has had strawberries, marionberries, green beans, pole and bush beans, corn, table beats, and seed crops. Ray’s son Bryan now has Filberts on that farm. At one time Ray farmed close to 500 acres overseeing it all by himself.
Ray was also one of the original farmers that got the canneries to bargain with the vegetable growers. His organization tried to get growers to join, but farmers are an independent lot. This was a very unsettling time for the family as people were carrying guns, and dynamite in mailboxes.
Ray worked for the Department of Agriculture as a shipping point inspector for onions in the winter months form 1967 thru 1970. Ray was elected to the Marion County Conservation Board in 1979. We laughed because he got more votes on the ballot than the Governor. Of course no one ran against him. Ray had served 3 terms. During that time, he served one year on the Council of Government.
Ray sure loved sports. When he was young, he played baseball until his glove was stolen and he couldn’t afford another one. He loved going fishing. For many years he went hunting with a group of uncles, cousins and some friends.
Ray was always available to young people to help them with any farming needs. He was willing to give knowledge that he had learned. Ray was one of the Sons of Labish. He never wanted to be in the limelight but he helped with whatever the organization wanted him to do.
Ray and Mary bought a 7 Eleven store in 1984 which they operated for a few years until selling in 1990. They enjoyed spending some of the winter months in Yuma, Arizona in the warmer weather with cousins and making friends on both sides of the border. They would always come home for Christmas. Also, many Octobers of each year, before leaving for Arizona, he would work in an EZ Pumpkin patch, enjoying the kids and talking about farming.
Ray and Mary had two children; son Bryan (and Debi) Haslebacher, daughter Annette Day, 6 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren (as of February 2018), one sister Carolyn Orr. He is survived by his wife Mary, his children, grandchildren, great great grandchildren and his sister Carolyn.
In lieu of flowers, give to the church or your favorite charity.
Visitation will be at 10:00 AM on Tuesday November 16 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church 1010 Columbia St. NE, followed by a Funeral Mass at 11:00.
Arrangements by City View Funeral Home, Salem,Oregon.

Brenda Brooks Post

November 22 1937 - November 4 2021

November 22, 1937 - November 4, 2021

Brenda Brooks Post was born in 1937 near Davis, California, and spent her early life there. Reflecting later on this time, she particularly loved the years on the farm with her mother and sisters while her father served in the military. As a young adult, she attended the University of California, Davis. As a Quaker, after graduation she served two years in rural Mexico with the American Friends Service Committee. Upon returning, she married, and in 1967 and 1970 Brenda had two daughters, Margaret and Allison.

Brenda and her young family moved to Alaska in 1973, where she lived for more than 39 years. She married Hal Post of Anchorage in 1981. In 1983 Hal retired as a university professor, and thanks to the benefits of early retirement, Hal, Brenda, Margaret and Allison lived in a small fishing village in Spain for 4 months, followed by travels through Europe for 4 weeks.

For 17 years Brenda worked for the Anchorage Child Abuse Board and enjoyed time at the Post homestead in Goose Bay. She also enjoyed many sailing adventures on Hal’s sailboats, first the Maybe, then the Venturer.

Once her daughters graduated from college and decided not to return to Alaska, Brenda moved to Salem, Oregon in 1991. She worked for the YMCA until retirement in 1998. Upon retirement she began dividing her time between Salem and Anchorage, but she primarily lived in Anchorage with her husband, Hal. Travel was a big part of their life and trips included Canada, Europe, New Zealand, Australia, Greece, South America, Iceland and Asia. She also enjoyed visiting her daughter Allison and family in Panamá and Mexico who traveled internationally for several years.

Brenda enjoyed volunteering for the Red Cross in Anchorage and was an Alaska Judicial Observer volunteer. She later volunteered for Catholic Social Services and the Alaska Food Bank. She was an active member of the First Congregational Church of Anchorage for many years and loved singing in the choir.

Brenda’s delight was her connection with friends she met throughout the course of her life. Some she knew from early childhood; others were more recent. Once connecting with another person, she never let them go. Beloved friends and family were a source of joy for her, as were several pets.

Her survivors include her husband Hal (Harry) Post, daughters Margaret May and Allison Sherman and grandchildren Faith, Haley, Ellie and Dex. She was blessed with step children and is survived by Lee Post, Kim Post, Holly McMillan and Sue Post. She is also survived by her sisters, Emily Rowe of Davis / Dixon, and Audrey Stolz of Mill Valley, California.

Services for Brenda will be held on January 15, 2022 at 2 p.m. at First Congregational Church in Anchorage. Contact 1010family@gmail.com for details.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Southern Poverty Law Center, Doctors Without Borders or your local animal shelter. Brenda’s daughters are grateful to all who loved her and enriched her life.

Kim E. Higham

December 9 1957 - October 25 2021

Kim E Higham (1957-2021)

Kim Elizabeth (Winter) Higham, 63, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family and friends in Lake Oswego, Ore. on October 25, 2021, after a heroically fought four-year battle against pancreatic cancer. A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, November 20, 2021 at 10 a.m. at the South Salem Church of the Nazarene in Salem, Ore.

Kim was born in Bend, Ore. on December 9, 1957 to Joe and Lucille (Galloway) Winter. Growing up in Central Oregon, Kim loved playing with neighborhood friends, climbing Pilot Butte with her brothers Bruce and Marc, and rising the ranks as a Bluebird Scout. In 1969, the family moved to Salem, Ore., where Kim attended Whitaker Junior High and McNary High School. Her natural spunk and athletic ability drew her to cheerleading, making Varsity Rally at McNary and being featured in the splits in front of the pyramid. After graduating in 1976, Kim attended Oregon State University in Corvallis, Ore. While working at Pacific Northwest Bell during the summer of 1977, Kim met future husband Dave Higham in the Xerox copy room. The two wed in Salem, Ore. at the Wildwood Chapel on September 29, 1979.

Kim and Dave settled in Tigard, Ore. and welcomed daughter Emily in 1984 and son Neil in 1989. Kim embraced motherhood and excelled working in her childrens` elementary school as the volunteer coordinator, a role she created. The family relocated to San Diego, Calif. in 1995, where Kim found a passion for competitive tennis. Things came full circle for Kim in 1999, when the family returned to her roots in Bend, Ore. It was here where Kim flourished in doubles tennis, playing for the Athletic Club of Bend team, and reaching the USTA Nationals tournament in Tucson, Ariz. in 2002.

In recent years, Kim and Dave prioritized spending time making memories with family and friends, splitting their time between Oregon and Arizona, enjoying travels to New England, Hawaii and San Diego, and welcoming their first granddaughter Morgan in 2017. Kim will be remembered for maintaining lifelong friendships, her compassion, sharp sense of humor, facing any challenge with grace and poise, being the hostess with the mostess, always being there for her family, and her unwavering strength.

Kim is preceded in death by her father Joe Winter and survived by her husband of over 42 years Dave Higham, children - Emily Wolverton (Sean) of Beaverton, Ore. and Neil Higham of Lake Oswego, Ore., mother - Lucille Winter of Salem, Ore., brothers Bruce Winter (Lynn) of Winter Garden, Fla. and Marc Winter (Jan) of Claremont, Calif., and granddaughter Morgan Wolverton.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the HonorHealth Research Institute in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Mark Alan Noack

November 8 1956 - October 22 2021

Mark Alan Noack was born on November 8, 1956, to Paul J Noack, Jr. and Sherri Sevier Noack (Koffler) in Newport Beach, California. Mark passed on October 23, 2021 due to complications from COVID Pneumonia just before his 65th birthday. He leaves behind his wife of almost 36 years, Nancy, of Aumsville Oregon. Mark was a son, a brother, a husband, a father, and a grandfather. He leaves behind three sons: Derrick Pierce, Mathew Noack, Nicolaus Noack and his wife, Kelly Noack. He is survived by his mother, two brothers; Kelly Steven and Michael Scott, and sister; Julie Koffler, as well as three grandchildren: Rylan, Marriska, and Kallien Pierce. Mark was a very active and patriotic volunteer Lieutenant at the Aumsville Rural Fire District for over 30 years where he loved driving Santa around every year in a firetruck. He was active with the local boy scouts for many years, even after his boys were grown. His favorite hobby was miniature trains and he loved serving as a Deacon at the South Salem Church of Christ. Mark was a beloved Cascade School District bus driver for 20 years and a very dedicated servant to his community. Mark owned and operated C.A.D.M.A.N. Drafting Services for over 35 years. It was not unusual to walk into his office and catch him whistling while he worked to his favorite music. Mark’s smile brought comfort to many. In lieu of flowers, the family will accept donations towards medical bills and estate expenses at gofundme.com/f/mark-noack Please join us at Mark’s Celebration of Life on Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 2:00pm at the Aumsville Rural Fire District, 490 Church St. Aumsville, OR. 97325. A virtual live stream will be available for all to view on the South Salem Church of Christ YouTube page, recorded live. Please bring a paper copy of your favorite memory of Mark for the family.

Barbara Jean Haskell

March 16 1948 - October 20 2021

Barbara Jean (King) Haskell, daughter of Raymond and Helen King, was born March 16, 1948, in St. Paul, Minnesota. She is survived by one sister, Nancy Strathman, her husband of 53 years, Herald Sargent “Sarge” Haskell, her daughter Melissa (James) Bennett and her son Jason Haskell. Her granddaughters include Allyson Hatcher, Rachel (Austin) Murray, Lynette Hatcher, Emily (Christian) Gulstrom and Joely Hatcher and her grandsons are Andrew (Andrea) Haskell, Nathaniel Haskell and Caleb (Kaelyn) Bennett. There are four great grandsons: Nolan and Roran Faber, Liam Lingle and Alexander Gulstrom. Her grandchildren affectionately call her “Baba”. She is also deeply loved by many nieces and nephews and countless people who have been loved and cared for by her through the years.
Barbara lived her life caring and providing for others with her time and resources. From the single mom, to the homeless, to the widow, she loved them all and would do everything in her power to see their lives transformed by the love of the Lord. Her faith in Jesus Christ as her personal Lord and Savior led her to memorize large portions of the Bible and she spent hours praying for all her family and friends. As a pastor’s wife to her husband Sarge, she worked in the ministry they shared for decades in Salem, side by side, reaching out to the community with the hope of the gospel. Barbara taught many a Sunday School class, played with the toddlers in the nursery, and directed Vacation Bible Schools in the summer. She also loved to play the piano, and to worship the Lord with singing.
A lover of antiques, collectibles and books, Barbara spent much of her life learning all about these things, becoming quite the expert at finding them at estate sales and thrift shops and created a business in sale and re-sale of many treasures. She also owned an antiquarian used bookstore in downtown Salem called The Manuscript, from 1975-1984.
Gardening was a passion of hers, and she could make beautiful flower arrangements too. She had a knack for interior design and helping others put a name to their personal style. She loved to renovate and redecorate homes and had a vision for every space around her.
Her family also loved to eat at Baba’s because she was an excellent cook who believed the best food was made with real butter and plenty of it! She loved gathering over a meal, and her beloved Norwegian Christmas Eve dinner of Swedish meatballs, fruit soup and lefse--a memory treasured forever. In keeping with her beloved Norwegian grandmother Anna’s influence, her home is beautifully decorated and influenced by décor from Scandinavia.
From her childhood, Barbara loved to read, loved words, wrote poetry and stories, was on debate teams and enjoyed speeches, and she passed that legacy on to her children and grandchildren. She encouraged them all to love reading, to learn a new word and use it everyday and kept an unabridged and open dictionary on a stand in the hallway of her home always to inspire this practice. While she loved classic literature, or a good romantic novel, she grew to love God’s Word as the greatest book of all and encouraged everyone to read and memorize it.
Barbara’s vivid and playful imagination could bring an ordinary “stuffer” (stuffed animal) to life, much to the delight of all the children (and many adults) in her life. Every toy had a back story, and every family trip or vacation involved fanciful and creative stories of how a creek, or a city got its name. She could literally make them up on the spot, sounding absolutely factual.
People who knew her well appreciated her direct mid-western forthrightness and sought her out for wise advice, which was often accompanied with wit and humor. Although not always acknowledged at the time, her wisdom proved to be right almost every single time.
At 73 years of age, Barbara remained active in creating beautiful garden spaces, renovating houses, bookkeeping for multiple people, selling treasures on the internet and retail outlets, and took care of everyone around her with selfless love. She was unexpectedly called from earth to heaven on October 20, 2021, and she will be greatly missed by her family and friends and in the community of Salem.
Her greatest desire for friends and family was for them to share her faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, and to spend eternity with them in heaven.
She will be remembered and laid to rest on Thursday, October 28th at 1:00 p.m. at City View Funeral Home and Cemetery at 390 Hoyt St. S, Salem, Oregon, 97302. Bobby Chance and her husband, Sarge Haskell, will be officiating the service.

David B. Field

March 15 1927 - October 17 2021

David B. Field was born to William J. Field and Elsie F. (Cooper) Field on March 15, 1927 in Shelby, MT. He grew up in Hamilton, MT and graduated from high school there. He married Anita Borzick on May 3, 1953 in Anaconda, MT and raised their five children together, living at the Columbia Gardens in Butte, MT for several years before moving to Tacoma, WA in 1968. In 1972, they settled in Salem, OR.

David was a man of many trades. He owned and operated heavy equipment with his brother Bill Field. They did mining and heavy hauling. He worked and was highly skilled as a welder. After moving to Salem, David was employed at Chemeketa Community College as an instructor in the Welding Technology Program. He retired after fifteen years.

In retirement, he and his wife enjoyed traveling and fishing in Alaska and had eighteen summers there, fishing and camping and meeting friends. For his entire life, he was known as an awesome storyteller with a great sense of humor and many old and new jokes. David loved his family and his greatest wish was for their happiness.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, and wife. He is survived by his five children: Patricia Field, Benjamin Field, James Field (Cathy), Thomas Field (Deanna), Rebecca Wilson (Ron), along with nine grandchildren: Kristina Custer, Karl Ried, Jesse Field, Cole Field, Kylie Field, Jordan Angulo, Logan Field, Tony Wilson, and Miles Wilson, plus three great-grandchildren, Josef, Finley, and Tobias Custer.

He is also survived by his sister, Floy Collins, sister-in-law Rita Miner (David), brother-in-law Bill Borzick (Gayola), dear friend Doris Schaffstall, and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, consider a donation to: Kaiser Permanente Hospice, Attn: Stacy Kurt, 2701 NW Vaughn St, Ste 140, Portland, OR 97210.

Genji Timothy Torihara

December 6 1979 - October 16 2021

Genji Timothy Torihara, age 41, died October 16th in Salem, Oregon, after a long struggle overcoming medical challenges the past two decades. He died with his parents and dear friend, Stephanie Olheiser, with an amazing peace surrounding him and no pain for the first time in years. Genji asked Jesus into his heart at the age of six, and talked about going to heaven in the last week of his life with great assurance. Genji is survived by his parents, Ryuji and Karen Torihara, brother Koji, sister-in-law Amanda, deeply-loved nephew and niece, Kenji and Keiko, and many other extended family members who loved him deeply.

Born and raised in Salem, Genji had sparkly eyes, a big smile, great sense of humor, compassion, love of adventure and a loyal friend. Glimpses of this include deciding at age five to ride his bicycle down a steep hill with feet on the handlebars and hands in the air. One day in second grade, Genji took his quarter to school, gave it to a classmate, encouraging him to complete his work so the classmate could go to recess.

He attended Schirle Elementary, Judson Middle School and Sprague High School in South Salem. Childhood was filled with church activities, sports, music instruments (drums), trips to Japan to visit family, and a variety of friends. All of these enriched and gave core strength and great joy to him. While at Judson, he was proud to be in Concert Choir when they won Best in the Northwest. At Sprague, football became his great love and priority. He loved investing in others as a Big Brother to younger students, but in those years he also dealt with depression.

After graduating from high school, he had a traumatic car accident that led to many surgeries, physical therapy, and subsequent medical challenges for the rest of his life, including in particular heterotopic ossification. In spite of that, he was able to attend Pitzer College in California the next fall. While there, even while an active student, he continued dealing with medical difficulties, including a leg amputation and hip replacement. But yet again, his resilience showed through as the next year he sang in the Pomona College Choir, toured Austria as a member of the Claremont Orchestra and took flying lessons from a mentor. He graduated from Pitzer with a B.A. Music and Science combined studies, and a slew of friends and experiences.

Genji returned to Salem hoping to work, but his remaining time for the next 15 years were filled with the ups and downs of infections, surgeries and bone loss. Over and over again, he continually found ways to move forward. In spite of his tremendous pain and suffering, he lived life fully. And through it all, he would continually come alongside people and positively impact their lives until the very end, even while on hospice. He will be deeply missed.

Celebration of Life: Friday, November 12 at 3:00 pm
Salem Alliance Church, 555 Gaines St. Salem

Donations can be made in Genji Torihara’s name to the Blanche Fischer Foundation and/or Canyonview Camp.

Terri Dawn Stanley

May 20 1959 - October 16 2021

Terri Dawn Murie Stanley

Terri was born on May 20, 1959, in San Pedro, California to Twila Dawn Jennings and Everett Willard Murie. Her family moved to Oregon in October 1959 where she lived most of her life. God called her Home to her eternal resting place on Saturday, October 16, 2021 in the presence of her family.

As a small child, she was blessed to spend a great deal of time with her maternal grandparents. She had a very special relationship with her grandmother, Jessie Dee Jennings, and learned many of her skills from watching her. She said she would always remember the sound of the needle going through the material as her grandma embroidered many beautiful items for her family. Grandpa Daniel Albert Jennings spent hours reading to her. She credited him for her passion of reading.

She began her school years at Gervais Elementary School. After moving to Salem in 1970, she attended Hayesville Grade School, Waldo Middle School, and graduated from McNary High School in 1977. She enjoyed her time in the school choirs and being the pianist for the Stage Band while attending McNary. When working full time for the School District she also made time to attend Eastern Oregon University and received a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts and a Minor in History. It had been a long-time dream to finish her education.

One of the many highlights of Terri’s life was her ability to take her daughters to Disneyland many times. She also spent a wonderful vacation in Disneyland with her father just prior to his death. This trip sparked a lifetime interest in all things Disney.

Terri was an avid reader and had read her Bible several times. She was a Kindergarten teacher when Carissa was in pre-school, a position that was one of her all-time favorites. She loved crafting and making scrap books with the many pictures of her children and grandchildren. She owned a shop called Sunflower Corner where she sold many of her craft items. She was an active participant in the Green Show for several years. She then moved on to making quilts and in one year made a quilt for each of her six grandchildren and several others. Quilting was a passion, and she planned each quilt to reflect the person who would receive it. She was a born planner and enjoyed planning activities for all types of occasions.

In addition to all the above, Terri spent hours in supporting her daughters in all their activities. She attended all the swim meets, softball games, choir productions, plays, and all other activities they enjoyed. She loved being a hands-on mother and volunteered for many things during these activities to show her support for both Carissa and Jessie as well as the team or group.

During her time working for the State of Oregon, Terri worked for DMV, Mental Health, and Senior Services. In the early 1980’s she made the decision to move to Washington and attend Bible School and work in Washington for a couple of years. When she returned to Oregon, her last employment was through the Salem Keizer School District where she worked as Office Manager for Special Education, retiring after 21 years from this position.

Terri is survived by her two daughters, Carissa Dawn Stanley and Jessie Lynn Stanley (Bryan) Wolf; and six grandchildren who were the loves of her life. They are the Bennett children: Emery Madisen, Finnigen Lee and Addelyn Taylor; and the Wolf children: Michael Kenneth, Olivia Dawn, and Nicklaus Alexander. She is also survived by her mother, Twila Smith; a sister Sherri Lynn (David) Cartwright, many aunts, uncles, cousins, and a large extended family as well as many special friends. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, her father, Everett Willard Murie and her stepfather, Roy Kenneth Smith, as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Walt Grisham

April 1 1940 - October 7 2021

On October 7, 2021, our beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, went home to be with Jesus, his wife at his bedside.
He was born on April 1, 1940 in Pasco, WA to Glenn and Evelyn Grisham of White Bluffs, WA and passed away at his home in Salem, OR.
He leaves to grieve, his wife of 52 years, Karen, sons Brian (Anna) Cary, NC, and Bill (Janet) of St. George UT, daughters Tabitha Elders (Eric), Everett, WA, Cindie Crumley (Bryan), Elgin, OR, Pamela Grisham, St. Helens, OR, and dear friend Barbara Howard. Predeceased by son Thomas, and daughter Lori Carver (Don) both of Portland OR; fifteen, grandchildren (predeceased by granddaughter Chandra Dawn Noll), eighteen great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren; Sisters Marilyn and Jean, brother in law and sister in law Paul and Elinor Miller, one nephew and three nieces.

Funeral service 1:00 pm, October 16, 2021
City View Funeral Home and Cemetery

Joan Maguren

February 5 1938 - October 5 2021

Joan I. Maguren, a longtime resident of the Salem area, passed away peacefully on October 5, 2021.

Joan was born February 5, 1938 to Kenneth and Alta Maguren. Joan was the youngest of four children, she graduated from North Salem High School and went to work for the State of Oregon in 1956. She spent her career working for the Executive Department for 35 years and upon retirement went to work in the office of her brother’s seed cleaning business.
Joan spent her free time gardening and caring for her parents and siblings as they aged. She loved cake decorating and was always making extravagant cakes for family birthdays and even wedding cakes. She also enjoyed painting and many family members and friends were given personally painted birthday cards over the years.

Joan was preceded in death by her parents and her siblings, Rosemary Lane, Richard Maguren and Janet Maguren.

Private family services were held.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the Capital Manor Foundation, 1955 Salem-Dallas Hwy NW, Salem OR 97304.

Ronard Ted Schaadt

January 4 1940 - September 30 2021

Ronard Ted Schaadt passed away at home at 81 years old on September 30, 2021 following a very good life.

Ron was born January 4, 1940 in Howell, Michigan and lived in several areas of lower central Michigan with his parents, Theodore and Ruth Schaadt and his older sister Lynette (Reason). He grew up moving around Michigan and lived with his family at different times in Three Rivers, Onadago, Fowlerville, Weberville, Morrice, East Tawas and Indian River (south of Cheboygan). He married Carol Ann Jullie on June 19, 1965.

Ron graduated from Fowlerville High School. He attended college at Lansing Community College and later obtained his Bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University while working at the Michigan State Highway Department. In 1970 he and his young family moved to Oregon where he worked for the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) and obtained his MBA from the University of Oregon. He returned to Michigan in 1976 and owned his own business in North Muskegon, Michigan before returning to Salem, Oregon in 1985, where he rounded out his career working with ODOT. He was recognized by all as a strong harmonizer and consensus builder both in his career and in his personal life, with a gentle but firm approach to problem solving. He quickly earned the trust of everyone around him.

Ron was preceded in death by his beloved wife Carol on June 28, 2011. Ron met Carol during college on a blind double-date to a drive-in movie, which he characterized as a first date that became a life-long date. He is survived by his three children, Michael (Fumi) Schaadt, Amy (Greg) Sevdy and Steven Schaadt, along with eight grandchildren: Leo Schaadt, Kirana Schaadt, Ella Sevdy, Andrew Ishii, Theo Ishii, Trevor Schaadt, Anna Schaadt and Sarah Moore. Having recently become a Great-Grandfather, he also leaves behind his great grandchild, Olive Moore.

Ron was a member of Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Salem, Oregon. He was well respected and loved by family as a hardworking man of impeccable honesty and compassion with a great and goofy sense of humor. His fondest wish has been to be reunited with Carol, whom he has missed dearly since she passed on. God willing, she is showing him around heaven now!

Ron will be laid to rest in Salem City View Cemetery in Salem, Oregon. No public services are planned.

Margaryine Heinrick Mudong

May 6 1943 - September 28 2021

It is with profound sadness that the family of Margaryine Heinrick Mudong announce her peaceful passing on September 28th, 2021 at the age of 78 years old. She was surrounded by her family when she passed away in the Salem hospital.
She will be lovingly and dearly missed and remembered by her husband Castaro Fredrick Mudong, her children Marleen Luhk, Stevenson Mudong, Steve Mudong, Fredrick Nedlic, Merlans Actouka, Castro Mudong, 30 grandkids, 39 great grand kids and 2 great great grandkids. She will also be dearly missed by her sisters, brothers and friends around the world.
Margaryine was best known to everyone as Margary. There was so much good she brought into our lives and everyone she met along the way in her life. She dedicated her life to her husband and all her kids. She saw the good in every person she came in contact with and was so giving to everyone and anyone. She is gone physically but never ever forgotten. We love you ❤️

Jacqueline Marie White

September 21 2021 - September 16 2021

Jacquie was born Jacqueline Marie White on September 21, 1947 in Torrance, California. Her beautiful parents were Catherine Louise and Delbert James White. She has a wonderful sister Josephine ‘Jo’ and a great brother Jim, and three nephews Joey, Billy, and Jimmy.

She grew up in Torrance and went to Catholic School and upon high school graduation, went to college for an associate degree in Radiologic Technology and did her radiology internship at Harbor UCLA Medical Center in Torrance. She worked at the hospital after graduating and eventually became a teacher there. Jacquie and her sister Jo went to occasional Amtrak trips and they would always take their food supply of crunchy peanut butter and saltine crackers along. Her family often took trips back to Iowa to see both of their parent`s families. On one of the trips, Jacquie’s cousin Rick took her for a long ride in his pickup in the dead of winter. He hadn’t mentioned that he had a flat tire and it took awhile to get Grandpa and Uncle Butch to come help with that tire. That was about her last winter trip to Iowa.

She moved to Albany, Oregon with her two best friends Linda and Pat. Linda, in the meantime, had a little girl named Tomlin. Jacquie had the pleasure of helping Linda raise this dear little girl. Jacquie worked at the Albany hospital for many years in radiology.

While living in Albany, her sister Jo, husband Bill and their son Joey moved from California to Albany. She was offered a job at Salem Clinic in Salem, Oregon and worked there until she retired. While working in Salem and living in Albany, one of her friends Gloria asked her to be roommates with her in Salem.

They were friends from both working in Albany and became best friends and roommates. Their friendship, best buds, lasted 40 years. They did many trips and activities together. Roadtrips were their favorite. They always stopped and had baloney sandwiches, tater chips and bananas on their journies. They would go to Sunriver with 6 or 8 of their galfriends almost every year and go canoeing. They played card games in the evenings, and each would take turns doing the cooking. Jacquie and Gloria also enjoyed going to Disneyland together.

When she retired, she decided that she needed a little extra income. Someone suggested pet-sitting and she tried it and loved it since then. They weren’t just cats and dogs and an occasional horse to Jacquie; they were like her children.

She loved her church, Queen of Peace, and her church family. She enjoyed the ladies in her Bible Study Class. She loved her neighbors, they were also like her family. Jacquie and Gloria would have picnics with everyone.

She has a large family of loving and caring people. She was thankful for everything, even beautiful sunrises, rainbows, the first rain of the season, people and all animals.

Jacquie and Glo referred to each other with nicknames and Jacquie was “the old bag”. When Gloria would call the Salem Clinic Radiology Dept, she would ask for ‘the old bag’ and they would know who they meant. One day she called and it was a man who answered and she asked for the old bag again and he asked “which one?”

She was easy-going and didn’t mind ice cream and brownies for breakfast. She did not like green beans so Glo would have to get her green beans fill at the Great Wall which was one of Jacquie’s favorite places. She liked her carne asada burrito from Cozumel and her chicken yakasoba from LovesLoves. But she also had a reputation as a great cook. Her dishes were Spanish rice, potato salad, apple banana salad and more… just to name a few. She also made the best Christmas cookies and other treats.

She and Glo loved going around to their friends’ and it didn’t necessarily have to be a holiday and leave behind a little happiness gifts here and there. She had a giving heart and one of her favorite charities was St. Jude, but at Christmas she always loved taking names off of the tree at church. She went all out, and that was Jacquie.

Danny Lee Taraskiewicz

November 19 1944 - September 13 2021

Danny Lee Taraskiewicz was a man who cherished his family, those of blood and those of heart. With each generation of children, grandchildren, foster care children, and great grandchildren his love for his family grew. He was affectionately referred to as “Grumpa” by his family, but they knew that hiding under his harder expression was a kind soul that wanted to help everyone he could. Danny was a jack of all trades who loved taking care of his lawn, watching Nascar, going fishing, playing cards, and enjoying his chocolate anytime he could. Danny now joins his mother, two brothers, ex-wife, and stepdaughter in the afterlife and is looking down and guiding his family until the day they meet again. Those awaiting the chance to reunite with him are his wife, Inger Taraskiewicz, 3 children, 3 stepchildren, numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and his beloved cat, Rascal. He will forever be in our thoughts and forever in our hearts.

Robert A. Staples

September 7 1938 - September 10 2021

Robert A. Staples
September 7, 1938-September 10, 2021

Robert was born in Salem, OR on September 7, 1938 to Arthur and Mary Blanche Staples. Robert graduated from South Salem High School in 1936, and then enlisted in the US Navy and served 4 years in Hawaii. On February 6, 1962, Robert married Sunday Duncan. They were married for 55 years. Bob and Sunday had three daughters, Angela Jones, Pamela Penrod and Laura Staples. Robert has 6 grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Bob graduated from University of Oregon in 1964 with a Masters in 1966. He taught high school at South Umpqua High School and then moved back to Salem and taught at Waldo Middle School for 10 years, and coached baseball and basketball. From 1977 to 1983 he was a teacher and Department Chair/Area Leader for North Salem High School. He coached football, basketball, and baseball for the Vikings. Bob was a member of the Salem Elks Club from 1965 until the time of his death. He was highly involved in the Elks throughout his time with the organization. He also served on various boards and organizations in the Salem area.

There will be a graveside service at 1:00 pm on Saturday, September 25 at City View Cemetery and a celebration of life service on October 24th at 1:00 at Salem Elks Lodge, both of which are open to all who loved him.


Bruce Oren Beals

October 13 1929 - September 9 2021

Bruce Oren Beals was born on October 13,1929, in Gervais, Oregon to Eunice Duffield and John Beals. He was the second of three children.
He went to meet his Lord on September 9, 2021,surrounded by his family.
Bruce met his future bride, Dolores Marek, at a dance in Dallas, Oregon. While in the U.S. Army,he wrote to his parents saying he intended to marry Dolores. Bruce and Dolores were married on July 16, 1950. They had three children: Jeffery
Bruce, Deborah Caroline and Connie Jean. The family lived in Keizer and Salem. Bruce recently relocated to Independence.
Bruce and Dolores were active members of Court Street Christian Church in Salem. They enjoyed discovering new finds at garage sales. Bruce enjoyed
woodworking and built many cabinets to hold Dolores’ collection of garage-sale glass purchases.
He loved listening to Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra. He also enjoyed traveling, working in his yard, camping and being with his family.
Bruce retired at age 55, following a long career as a foreman at Gould National, Inc., in West Salem.
Bruce was preceded in death by his parents, brother LeRoy and his loving wife, Dolores. He is survived by his three children, five grandchildren,
14 great-grandchildren, his sister Sharon Van Loan and his sister-in-law Jean Rakel Marshall.
A private memorial service is planned for September 16, at City View Funeral Home and Cemetery,390 Hoyt Street S., Salem, Oregon.

Joan Marie Wahl

May 18 1929 - August 26 2021

Joan M. Wahl
Salem – Joan Marie (Kuhn) Wahl passed away into her Heavenly home on Thursday, August 26, and is now in the presence of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Joan was born on May 18, 1929, in Newberg, Oregon to Harold and Aver (Parish) Kuhn. She was one of seven children. When Joan was a young girl, she and her siblings were invited to Sunday School at Bethel Baptist Church by a neighbor. It was there that she accepted the Lord as her personal Savior and was baptized at the age of 12.
On February 13, 1951, Joan married her sweetheart, Leo Wahl. While Leo was serving with the US Army in Ulm, Germany in 1952, Joan joined him, and they enjoyed the adventures and challenges of living abroad for a year.
Joan started her working years in retail at Miller’s department store in downtown Salem. After her children were in school, she began a career as a secretary for many years working for several companies, including Aston-Hill Manufacturing, Eoff Electric and then retired from Cherry City Electric. She enjoyed volunteer work after she retired, especially the years that she worked in the Meals On Wheels kitchen.
Joan loved her family dearly, and time spent with them was precious to her. She enjoyed camping, fishing, and traveling with friends and her family. She also loved embroidery, reading, playing games, and collecting recipes.
Joan was a long-time member of Kingwood Bible Church, and her faith in Jesus was steadfast. She set a wonderful example to her children and family. She was a faithful prayer warrior, and so thoughtful with her encouragements to others.
Joan was preceded in death by her husband Leo, brother Mike Kuhn, sisters Iris Reischke, Pat Hanahan and Ruth Kuhn. Survivors include son Jon (Jan), daughter Gina Leisten (Mike) granddaughter Sharayah Stone (Jordan) and grandson Aaron Wahl, brother Jack Kuhn and sister Donna Morgan, and lots of nieces and nephews.
Private family services will be on Thursday, September 9 at 3pm at City View Cemetery in Salem, Oregon. Arrangements by City View Funeral Home.

Irene `Sue` Mills

December 30 1927 - August 21 2021

Irene Mills (Feather) “Sue,” 93, of Salem OR, formerly of Dormont, Baldwin and Whitehall PA, passed away on August 21, 21021. Irene is survived by her loving husband of sixty-eight years John Roy, son Mark (Jennifer), daughter Lynne Stroyne (Paul), grandchildren Lauren, Jacqueline, Nathan, Samantha and Scott, and great grandchildren Amos, Theo and Eli. She was a world-class wife, mother and grandmother, and she will be loved and missed by all.

Irene was a vibrant flame of eternal optimism beloved by all graced with her presence, and the world is a little darker with her loss. A trailblazing working woman of the 60’s, Irene supervised 35 employees at Burke Marketing Research before women had viable career opportunities. Irene’s care and generosity knew no bounds; she was the consummate volunteer with over 500 hours logged, tutored underprivileged children, managed local elections and provided a second home to neighborhood pets. Her warmth and optimism were so infectious she could make any plant grow, any cat purr and any person smile. She was a beacon of light in her community and remained a cherished stalwart of several social clubs. Irene viewed life as one big party and she never missed a dance. Wherever she went the music played louder, the lights shined brighter and the pies were so much sweeter. We were lucky to have her in our lives and will miss her dearly.

If desired, Donations may be made to Animal Friends of Pittsburgh in her honor.

Rosemary `Sipw` Mudong Fredrick

July 12 1964 - August 12 2021

FREDRICK, Rosemary Mudong (Nickname “Sipw”)
Date of Birth 07/12/1964 – Date of Death 08/12/2021
On August 12th, 2021 We mourn the loss of our beloved Rosemary Mudong Fredrick daughter of Castaro Mudong and Margary Mudong of Salem, Oregon passed away at the age of 57 years..
She is survived by her husband Benster Fredrick of 18 years with 5 children daughter Desiree Mudong, Son Joey Mudong Mendiola, Son Micheal Mudong, Son Juvey Questa and daughter Renee Fredrick along with 11 grand children.
She will also be dearly missed by her siblings sister Marleen Luhk, brother Stevenson Mudong, brother Steve Mudong, brother Selestin Mudong, Sister Merlans Actouka, and brother Castro Mudong.
Rosemary had such a thirst for life and a passion for music. Every chance she gets, she would sing or write music with family and friends. She dedicated her life to doing all she could for her husband, children, siblings, and her parents. Our lives will truly be empty without her, She`s gone physically but will never be forgotten.

Funeral services will be held at the CITY VIEW FUNERAL HOME
Address : 390 Hoyt St. S Salem, OR 97302.
TIME / DATE : 08/25/2021 at 10am.

The family wishes to send a special thank you to the staff of CITY VIEW FUNERAL HOME & CEMETERY for their care and compassion

Jean May Matney

May 24 1927 - August 11 2021

Jean May Matney was born in Cheyenne, WY to Walter Y. and Ina Lee (Stone) Dyer. The 2nd of three children, she grew up during the Great Depression, which inspired a lifetime of re-cycling, re-doing and re-using. Jean really enjoyed taking an ugly, worn-out item and making it usable and beautiful again.
At age 14, she moved to OR with her family. WWII started while Jean was in High School, and a call came from Swan Island Shipyards for any girls that wanted to work. This unusual call was due to the shortage of men who were now at war. Jean excelled in welding and for the duration of the war, welded in the double bottoms of the ships. Years later her maritime welds were still recognized and valued. During this period in her life, she was also active in her church as a youth leader. It was through a program at the church that she met the love of her life, Mark, a sailor returning from the war. A very short 5 weeks later they married and began their lives together attending bible college in Eugene, OR. For the next five decades they served together at various churches throughout OR and CO. Jean played piano or organ and Mark preached the Word. At times, Jean also a licensed preacher, would prepare and give the weekly sermons. She continued to work with children and teens all through their years of service.
After retirement from the ministry, Jean volunteered at the local school. Before long she was promoted to the position of Para-Teacher, a joy that lasted eleven years.
Jean had many hobbies and talents and collected many things. One of her favorites was a massive doll collection. She repaired broken dolls, made them new clothes and blankets and then shared them with residents in nursing facilities. Jean and her dolls also performed object lessons and told bible stories for church meetings, conferences and private leadership events. Her silk rose arrangements looked so real they had to be touched to make sure they weren’t alive. As a master cake decorator, her creations not only tasted good, but they were also beautiful and award winning as well.
All through the years, Jean’s trust in Jesus and her amazing relationship with her Lord and Best Friend helped her as she ministered, raised the couple’s three children, and worked outside the home. Only eternity will reveal the true impact of her devotion to Christ and her obedience to His Calling.
In addition to her three children and their spouses she is survived by seven grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Jean was preceded in death by her parents, sister Hazel, brother Lee, her husband of 75 years, Mark, and 2 grandchildren.

Georgia Rae Shartner

September 2 1934 - July 11 2021

Georgia Rae (Watson) Shartner passed away peacefully on July 11, 2021 at The Willamette Valley Hospice Edward F. Tokarski Home in Salem Oregon.

Georgia is preceded in death by her eleven siblings and her husband Howard Shartner.

She is survived by her four children Steve, Junell, Craig and Keith, their spouses; many grandchildren, great grandchildren and her first great great grandchild. Georgia is also survived by many beloved nieces and nephews.

A family service will be held (TBA) at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, Oregon. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Willamette Valley Hospice in memory of Georgia Shartner. Donations can be mailed to 1015 3rd St NW Salem, Oregon 97304 or online at https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=E78506&id=1 .

Stephanie Ann Rockenbrant

November 8 1991 - July 10 2021

Stephanie Rockenbrant was born on November 8, 1991, in Dallas, Oregon to Christopher and Dawn Rockenbrant (Tokstad). She brightened our lives from the day she came into this world with her loving, caring, funny nature. Shephanie enjoyed listening to music, playing guitar, cooking, and enjoyed spending time outdoors, and with her family and her dog of 10 years, Chance. Her smile would light up the room.
Stephanie left us to fly high with the angels on July 10, 2021 at the young age of 29. She is preceded in death by her mother, Dawn Rene West (Tokstad), grandmother Darlene Wolf, grandmother LaDonna Tokstad, grandfatherNorman Tokstad, Uncle Larry Rockenbrant and great-grandparents Ruth and Leslie Erwin.
Surviving family include, father Christopher Rockenbrant of Salem, Oregon, sister Ashley Rockenbrant of Stayton, Oregon, sister Bailey West of Medford, Oregon, sister Lacie West of Central Point, Oregon, brother Connor Anglen of Turner, Oregon, uncle Scott Tokstad of Corvallis, Oregon, aunt Misty Wolf of Lincoln City, Oregon, aunt Lisa Wolfe (Rockenbrant) of Salem, Oregon, step-grandfather Douglas Wolf of Salem, Oregon and grandfather Larry Rockenbrant of Baker City, Oregon and many cousins and other family here in Oregon.
Services are pending.

Viola M/ "Vi" Hicks

August 8 1929 - July 8 2021

Beauty, Elegance and Grace. These are the words that defined Viola Marie Hicks. She lived by them and she loved those in her life guided by their definition.
Vi was a loving wife, mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, and friend. She was born and raised in Salem, OR. Vi went to Salem High School, where she met the love of her life, Russel Hicks. Russ and Vi were married Aug. 2nd 1947 and continued to live in Salem.
Throughout her life she enjoyed many hobbies and occupations that allowed her the chance to bring beauty, elegance and grace into the world. One of her favorite memories was working at Millers Dept store, where she modeled some of the store’s fashions and kept the parking meters full of nickels so you could shop all day.
Russ and Vi owned a dairy farm until 1968. As a dairy farmer’s wife, she still put her creative skills to work as she made dresses for her daughters and arranged flowers from her garden. She was always surrounded by beauty, much of which she created herself.
After selling the dairy in 1968. Russ went into Real Estate and Vi bought Pembertons Flower shop in Salem. This served as an example to her children and grandchildren, as she was a highly successful business woman prior to that being a popular trend. At Pembertons, Vi continued to exude elegance and grace in her showstopping flower arrangements and in the way she treated her employees and customers. Because of the exquisite designs, Pembertons quickly became the sought after florist for special events. Whether it was a wedding, funeral, event at the Capitol or countless other events, Vi and her staff brought beauty, elegance and grace through their designs
Vi eventually built a large greenhouse where she raised tropical flowers. Raising the orchids and gardenias were her very favorites. She worked six days a week, building Pembertons Flowers into one of the top 500 florists in the United States, as rated by the American Floral Society, while always leaving Sundays to worship at her church. She continued working and going into the flower shop until 2019. Vi had so many friends and wonderful employees at Pembertons. Some of them were there for over forty years. Thanks to all of you for being such faithful, hard workers. She loved you all!
Russ and Vi also loved to travel. Often they would take off in their motorhome where they made short trips to the coast as well as cross country trips. One trip was from Texas to the North Pole, AK a total of eleven thousand miles on that trip alone. Throughout their travels, her favorite destination was Hawaii, where she could be surrounded by the beauty she loved so much.
Vi loved God and her church. She had a special connection to many of her friends there. Her passion was raising her children to know our Heavenly Father so they can live eternally in his grace. She has finished the race and graduated to Heaven to be with her husband, Russel, her son, Gregory Alan Hicks, and two daughters, Lori Sue Hicks and Valarie Kay Drake. She is survived by her daughter Patrice (Patti) and Mitch Greene. of Salem, There are six grandchildren, Jennifer Ford (Mike), Jesse Greene (Peggy), Regie Drake (Christina), David Greene (Stefanie), Chrissy Mizar (Hunter), and Kyle Greene (Amanda) and eleven great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
Vi did life well. In hard times and in good times, she was nothing but pure beauty, elegance and grace. She is a wonderful example for all of us to follow. We rest assured that she is now surrounded by more beauty than she could ever imagine and celebrating with those who have gone before her.
The Celebration of Life for Viola Marie Hicks will be held on July 24th, 2021 at Salem First Church of the Nazarene, 1550 Market St NE Salem, OR at 1:00 p.m. where she was a member and attended over seventy years. Rev. Hunter Mizar and Rev. Jerry Morris will be officiating the service.

Judith Ann Fricke

June 4 1955 - June 27 2021

After a long battle with various ailments, Judy Fricke passed away peacefully on June 27. She spent most of her early life in Salem, except for a 3-year detour to Corvallis where, in 1978, she proudly received a degree in elementary education hoping to become a teacher. Those plans were put on hold in 1979 when Dan dragged her to Southern California where they lived for almost 14 years. It was there that she acquired an interest in computers and began a career in data processing and computer operations, jobs which she held the remainder of her working life. She was happy to return to the Salem area in 1993 to be closer to friends and family. She is survived by her husband Dan and bother Larry (Fern) Parker and an extended family including cousins, nieces, and nephews. She was preceded in death by father Kenneth Parker, mother Katherine Parker, and sister Terry Aiken. A Celebration of Life will be held at Restlawn Memory Garden 201 Oak Grove Road NW in Salem on Friday, July 9th at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to Judy’s two favorite charities: American Diabetes Association and the Oregon State University Foundation.

Joanne Martsfield Kersey

August 27 1936 - June 27 2021

Joanne Martsfield Kersey, 84 years of age, passed away on Sunday, June 27, 2021 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland, OR.

Joanne was born in Salem, OR on August 27, 1936. She was the youngest of 10 children and the last surviving child of Christian and Sarah Florence Martsfield. She spent the years of her youth in Salem and graduated from Sacred Heart High School in 1954. She married Ronald Dean McCauley on May 25, 1956 and eventually settled in Corvallis, OR where they raised their family.

She began her professional career in December of 1972 starting as a teller at the Oregon State University Federal Credit Union. She eventually rose to the position of President/CEO, a position that she spent many years in before retiring in 2000.

Joanne participated in civic organizations and on professional boards throughout her career. Included were several years on the Credit Union State Association Board, the Good Samaritan Hospital Board, and the Benton Hospice. She joined the greater Corvallis Rotary in 1987 and was the first woman elected to the position of President of that club.

Joanne is survived by her husband, Gene Kersey of Beaverton, OR and her three children, son Ron McCauley and his wife Linda of Atlanta, GA, daughter Marcie Kemp and her husband Kurt of Peachtree City, GA, and daughter Sandy Douglass and her husband Tom of Beaverton, OR. She is also survived by her 5 grandchildren Tyler McCauley, Michael McCauley, Claire Douglass, Geena Van Buren and her husband Robert, and Garrett Kemp.

The family is planning a private memorial gathering to be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Heart Association at www.heart.org.

Frank Roy Styles

August 29 1934 - June 24 2021

Frank Roy Styles “Papa” was born on August 29th, 1934, in Burnsville, North Carolina. Frank is the middle of six children born to Mr. and Mrs. Styles. Frank often shared memories of growing up on the family tobacco farm and the adventures of taking care of his family’s property and animals. Frank graduated from Burnsville High School in May of 1953 and joined the U.S. Navy in November of 1953.
From November of 1953 to October of 1957 Frank courageously served his country by joining the U.S. Navy. Frank was stationed to the Bon Homme Richard (CV-31) and worked as machine maintenance operator. During his service Frank was awarded the Good Conduct metal.
During his time in the Navy Frank met the love of his life Mary Allen whom he married on March 10th, 1957. It was during their marriage that Frank and Mary continued their legacy with the birth of three sons: Ron, Mark, and Kelly. Family was of the utmost importance to the Styles family. Part of the legacy that both Frank and Mary instilled into their children and grandchildren is fierce loyalty, love, and an overwhelming endurance to push through anything no matter how difficult it may seem.
Frank was known for his hardworking, kind, and fair disposition. He used these skills to suit him and his carpet business that supported his family on their many adventures of life. As his boys grew, they came alongside their father and worked in the family business side by side. Knowing the love he has for his children these days were likely some of the most precious times. Ron remembers the character of his dad in many ways, but one that sticks out most was his willingness to help anyone regardless of it being family or not. When Ron and Kelly were racing dirt bikes in Alaska, dad always sat on his perch at the track. If there was an accident, it didn’t matter who it was dad would run down and try to help. Kelly remembers the comfort of his father. Dad would get home from work, take a shower, and wait in his chair for Grandma to serve dinner. It was during this time that Kelly would rush to jump in his lap and wait with him and watch TV. One of the most distinct reminders of this special time was the smell of Dad’s Old Spice, a scent that Kelly has carried into his own life. Dad offered many pearls of wisdom, but of the most significant was teaching his boys, that to be a man you have to be vulnerable and strong.
As Frank became a grandfather, he was known by all as PAPA, a title that not only suited him, but was one he was honored to carry. As we know, Papa was hardworking, but that did not mean he missed seeing his boys play ball. Papa also took the time to teach his grandchildren the importance of caring for your things and one another. Papa was a man of dependability. Miah remembers if there was a game, Papa was there. If you needed a ride, Papa was there. Papa was also a sharer of knowledge and fun times. Josh remembers Papa taking the time to teach him how to wash a car, change the oil, going on Sunday drives, bowling, and of course the infamous San Jose Flea Market trips.
Papa was a man that if you were lucky to have met him, you felt a piece of your heart was complete. The warmth that was felt in your soul each time he wrapped you in his arms was a moment of pure comfort. He was a man of honor and integrity, joy and sunshine, and it is those traits we will continue to carry as we continue to live out his legacy.
Who can’t remember Papa asking: Do you think it will work son? What Papa? A windshield wiper on a ducks…. You all know the rest.
Frank is preceded in death by his beloved Mary Styles, and son Mark Styles. Surviving family members are Ron Styles, Kelly Styles, grandchild Miah Styles, great-grandchildren Karter and Abbott Styles, grandchild Josh and Krystal Styles and great-grandchild Hunter Styles.
Thank you Papa for being you, a man that made our lives complete in so many ways. You will be forever missed.

Micheal Grant Sherwood

July 20 1967 - June 13 2021

Mike Sherwood passed away at his home in Salem on June 13, 2021. He was born in Lebanon, Oregon on July 20, 1967. He lived most of his young life in the Lyons, Mehama and Stayton are. He graduated from Stayton High School in 1986 where he excelled in basketball and football.
Throughout his life, he was employed in the car sales industry. His hobbies were fishing, hunting and camping. He especially loved sharing these experiences with his father Tyke.
Mike was blessed in his life to be loved and cared for by his two amazing mothers, Pam and Bobbi.
Mike is remembered with love by his mother Pam Chamberlin, His father Frank (Tyke) Sherwood (mom Bobbi), his daughter Brianna Luarca, her mother Marcia Luarca, granddaughter Ariella. Sisters Lisa Sherwood, Jennifer Simms (Adrian), Kelly McDonald (Steve), niece and nephews, Katelyn, Michael, and Ryan McDonald. Brother Mike Callahan (Amy), nieces, Ashley Farmer (Joel), Micayla Callahan. Uncle Denny Sherwood, cousins Sean Sherwood, Andrea (Sherwood) Sikes. Aunt Merri Stephens (Mike), cousins Nicole Jackson (Anthony), Fallon Matzdorff.
Beloved son, father, brother, and friend, you brought joy and love to all of us. We will cherish our memories of you forever in our hearts.
Celebration of Life at Riverfront City Park
200 Water St NE Salem, OR 97301
on July 11, 2021 at 11:30-1:30
We encourage anyone to wear blue or Oregon Duck colors on behalf of Mike.

John Dirk Eggink

May 18 1931 - May 8 2021

John Dirk Eggink, Jr., passed away on May 8, 2021, ten days short of his 90th birthday. He was born on May 18, 1931 to John D. Eggink and Mabel Dawson Eggink in Portland, Oregon. Cremation services are being handled by City View Funeral Home in Salem, Oregon. A family Celebration of Life will be held later this summer when Covid restrictions are lifted.

While in college, he was active in student government and played varsity baseball. He was an undergraduate student at Vanport College (later becoming Portland State University) from 1948 to 1951. He journeyed to Southern Oregon College on a baseball scholarship and received his Bachelor`s Degree in 1952.

He served his country in the U.S. Army from 1952-54 during the Korean War and was stationed at the Atomic Energy Commission`s experimental site of Sandia Base, Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was assigned to the Personnel Center of the Headquarters Company and earned the title of Personnel Supervisor.

He resided in Southern Oregon during the 1950`s, teaching for two years at Grants Pass Junior High School. At this time he was accepted as a graduate student at Southern Oregon College and eventually received his Master of Science in Education in 1958.

Throughout his teaching career he continued the pursuit of excellence during the summer seasons. He was awarded grants by the National Science Foundation and studied at Kansas State University, the University of Vermont and the University of Portland.

With the exception of two years teaching in Grants Pass, Oregon, he spent his entire teaching and coaching career at Oakridge Junior and Senior High School. In addition to heading up the football program for 24 years from 1970 to 1994, he was the assistant baseball coach at the school for many years.

Coach Eggink found great satisfaction in starting new programs at Oakridge. As a young teacher/coach in the 1950`s, he was instrumental in establishing a baseball program for 7th and 8th grade boys. In the 1960`s his teams won many titles and tournaments. His players embraced the spirit of camaraderie and esprit-de-corps that was present on almost every Warrior football team. They developed a caring attitude for one another and learned the value of loving each other and the opposing teams.

At Oakridge High School he taught several classes, mostly in the Science cucrriculum His favorite teaching assignment was geology and at the urging of the administration, he built this class into one of the most popular in the Math-Science Department.

Coach Eggink retired from active teaching and coaching in 1994. After extensive traveling he and his wife JoAnne enjoyed a Sno-Bird residence in El Centro, California. They would return to their Oregon home in May of each year, residing in an active adult golf community called Salemtowne, in Salem.

John is survived by his wife JoAnne Eggink, daughter Kimberly Evans, sons Mark and Steven Eggink, sisters Kathi Blodgett and Linda Eggink, seven grandchildren and six great

Rev. Mark Matney

September 21 1924 - April 9 2021

Rev. Mark Matney passed away as he had lived, gently and peacefully into the Loving Arms of Jesus. Born in Prosser, WA, he was the 5th of 6 children. Growing up during the Great Depression, his early years were difficult. Mark fished and hunted to help provide food for his family and fishing and hunting became a life long passion. At age 15, he was born again and continued to walk and talk and talk daily with his Lord and Savior for the next 81 years.

On December 13, 1941, Mark enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served 4 years in the Pacific Theater during WWII. He was aboard the USS Chicago when it was torpedoed and sunk. He then served on the USS San Juan until the end of WWII. Mark was awarded 13 battle bronze stars and participated in the evacuation of Prisoners of War in Japan.

After serving his country, Mark returned to WA and answered the call of God to pursue a life of ministry. Searching for a Bible School, he stopped at Crystal Lake Church in Milwaukie, OR and found the other love of his life, Jean. A short 5 weeks later they married and began their lives together attending Open Bible Standard College in Eugene, OR. Following graduation, Mark and Jean, and now, their 3 children began pastoring churches in OR. The family moved to CO in 1953 and continued to pastor churches until they retired in 1990. After retirement, Mark and Jean returned to OR.

A loving husband, father, grandfather and friend, Mark is survived by his wife of 75 years Jean, 3 children, 7 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. He was preceded in death by both parents, all siblings and 2 grandchildren.

Mark`s love, compassion and generosity were freely given and touched countless lives. His legacy of trusting God daily for every need has left a huge imprint on our lives and will continue far beyond his time on this earth.

Lois Ann House

August 15 1955 - April 6 2021

Lois Ann House, age 65, went to heaven on April 6th, 2021 peacefully in her sleep at home in Salem, Oregon. She was a graduate of Sweet Home High School in 1973, where she proudly played clarinet in the band. She married the love of her life in 1975, became a homemaker, and was a loving mother to four children.

Lois was active in her church, loved music, babies (especially her grandbabies), and traveling with her husband. She had a heart for the Lord and was a mighty prayer warrior. She affected so many lives and will be so dearly missed.

Lois is survived by her husband Michael House; son Jonathon House; daughters Laura House, Ruth Lord, and Marlene House; four grandsons Elijah, Josiah, Preston, and Jackson; and nine siblings Ralph, Juanita, Ruth, John, Dale, Mark, Melody, Dawnie, and Sam.

Lois was preceded in death by her parents William and Fern Scott, sister Elaine Wildung, and brother Hal Scott.

A graveside service and interment ceremony will be held on Monday, April 12, 2021 at 11 a.m. at City View Cemetery.

Angela C Mozo

April 5 1963 - April 5 2021

Angela Mozo, 58 died on April 5, 2021 in Sherwood, Oregon. She was born on April 5, 1963 in Lenoir, North Carolina.

Luis Benito Caraballo

March 15 1954 - April 3 2021

On Saturday April 3, 2021, Luis Caraballo, loving husband, father, and grandfather passed away at the age of 67.

Luis was born on March 15, 1954 in San Juan, Puerto Rico to Benito and Rosa (Rodriguez) Caraballo. Growing up in an Army family, Luis traveled much of the world and the United States in his youth and formative years gaining unique experiences and lessons until working toward his Bachelors education at William & Mary College in Virginia. Seeking more from life, Luis was accepted and attended Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon where he later attained his Juris Doctorate in Law in 1979.

Over the following years, Luis practiced Law in a variety of forms working toward helping migrant workers and immigrant families navigate the legal system in an effort to improve the world around himself. When his ambitions grew, Luis found himself working for the State of Oregon government in many forms from transportation to Medicaid programs - even working with various Governors and Legislators of Oregon to draft laws that still exist today. During his time working in government, Luis met his wife Stacey (Gisler) whom he married on November 23, 1985 while surrounded by friends and family. Together they raised two daughters and one son; Acacia, Adric, and Anissa.

Luis had a passion for good people and good food. He was a passionate chef, and often found himself in good company with whom he enjoyed sharing a good meal. His classic Puerto Rican cooking was admired and enjoyed by everyone who shared a meal with him, and left a lasting impact that always brought people back to his kitchen. He was also a lover of the music of his era, The Golden Oldies, and often found himself waxing nostalgically and sharing his worldly experiences to the tune of a classic one-hit wonder. He was known among his family and friends as a man of wit, intellect, and the ultimate dad joke teller. His experiences and understanding of the world around him are rivaled only by a select few, which made him a truly unique man to enjoy as company.

Luis is survived by his wife Stacey, his younger brothers Walter and Mike, and his children, Acacia, Adric, and Anissa. He also leaves behind a wealth of aunts, uncles, and cousins as well as his three and a half grandchildren; Yvie, Everett, Korvo, and soon to be born Carson.

Luis’ funeral service will be held on Friday April 16, 2021 at the City View Cemetery and Funeral Home on Hoyt Street in Salem, Oregon. Casket viewing will be available at the funeral home starting at 9 o’clock a.m., but will be limited to five people at any one time due to current COVID restrictions. Funeral service will be held at the graveside starting at 2 o’clock p.m. at the attached cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the Family asks that you make a donation in Luis’ name to his favorite charity organization - St. Jude’s Children Hospital.

Jay R. Raymond

May 29 1949 - April 2 2021

On April 2, 2021, Jay R. Raymond of Salem, Oregon and formerly of Elmira, New York passed away.

Jay was preceded in death by his father, George, and sisters, Cindy, Pam, and Diana. Jay is survived by his wife and daughter, Roxanne and Sandra Barnstead. Jay is also survived by stepmother Delores, brothers Greg, Mark, Thomas, Jack, and sisters Cheryl, April, Gay, Becky, Beth.

A beloved friend, husband, father, brother, and son, Jay will be re-membered as a positive and inspirational presence by many. He often lent a helping hand, listening ear, or sage advice to those in need.

Jay liked to travel. He and Roxy both loved baseball and visited many baseball stadiums across the country with their daughter Sandra. His favorite team was the Chicago Cubs.

Jay was an active and dedicated member of the Masonic Lodge in both Elmira, New York, Jesse L. Cooley Lodge #966, F.&A.M. and Salem, Oregon, Vista Masonic Lodge #215 serving in many capaci-ties, notably as Junior Grand Deacon and District Deputy of the Grand Master. In 2012, Jay was honored with the Hiram Award, one of the highest awards bestowed upon Masons in Oregon, for out-standing leadership and always going above and beyond.

Jay served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam before becoming an electri-cian. He was a proud and active Union member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 139.

Jay recently celebrated 16 years of sobriety. He himself sponsored several others in AA programs and worked with a sponsor in a pro-gram of his own.

Family and friends are invited to a Masonic Memorial Service at 2:00 PM on Saturday, April 24, 2021 at the Salem Scottish Rite Center, 4090 Commercial Street SE, Salem, Oregon 97302. Following the services, Jay’s ashes will be scattered in some of his favorite places on the Oregon Coast and in the Cascade Mountains.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Oregon Scottish Rite Speech and Language Charity at Salem Scottish Rite Center, 4090 Commercial Street SE, Salem, Oregon 97302.

Jean M. Pfohl

July 13 1942 - March 12 2021

Jeanette Maryann Pfohl went home on Friday evening, March 12, 2021. She was born on July 13, 1942 in Richardton, North Dakota to Loretta Elizabeth (Garecht) and Edwin Reinhold Ulrich. Her family remained in North Dakota and moved to Tacoma, Washington when Jean was in 4th grade. Jean graduated from Lincoln High School in Tacoma in June of 1960. From her earliest days, she worked in retail sales at department stores to support herself and to provide things for her mother and siblings.

Jean was just 18 years old when a young 22-year-old U.S. Air Force service man named Don Pfohl first met her. It was happenstance that they met, but for Don it was one of the best days of his life. Don was waiting for her to come out of her house, and she exited onto a small porch. For the rest of his life, Don called Jean “the little girl on the porch,” and he loved her every day for the rest of his life. For her part, Jean wanted no part of a service man, so Don had his work cut out for him.

Over the next year, a courtship began, and slowly developed into a two-way, lifelong love affair. In mid 1961, Don was discharged from the Air Force and returned to his home in San Francisco to go to college and at the same time support himself. Wedding plans were starting to form in Tacoma, but a long-distance love affair was not to happen. Jean and her family traveled to San Francisco in August of 1961 where Don and Jean were married surrounded by both families at Grace Lutheran Church. Jean was now 19 years old, and Don was 23. The couple celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary before Jean had to leave this life. Don’s heart is broken, as 59 years was not nearly enough.

In a lot of ways, they grew up together. They learned to love each other more every day, and to be parents and support one another throughout their lives. Jean got to be her own person while being a wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend. Don and Jean weathered the loss of their first child to birth complications, but they are joining him again.

Jean was preceded in death by her parents, Ed and Loretta Ulrich, by her brother Edwin (Sonny) Ulrich, and by her first son, Donald Pfohl, Jr.

Jean is survived by her husband, Don, by her four children, Mike, Denise Gomez (Jose), Greg, and Lori Holder (Dale), Mike’s daughter Rebecca (Anthony), Denise and her husband Jose’s children, Andrew (Natalie), David, Joshua, Ashley, Jonathan, and Benjamin, and by Greg’s children, Christian Thomas and Hannah Elizabeth. In addition to her nine grandchildren, Jean also was blessed with five great grandchildren in Shane, Gage, Hayden, Annabel, and Ziggy. Jean also leaves a grieving sister, Ginger Frongner, a fantastic brother-in-law in Steve Frongner, and a wonderful sister, Evie Kassabian.

Jean was born to be a mother. She dearly loved and cared for her children. When the day came that she was elevated to the title of “Nana”, it was as if she had found her calling in life. Jean became the best Nana her grandchildren and great grandchildren could’ve ever had, and also became Nana to the children of friends of the family.

Don and Jean had special, lifelong friends from Don’s Air Force Service. Yearly reunions followed while eight service men and their lifelong wives followed. Larry and Virginia Moore (Washington), Jack and Kay Matheny (Wyoming), Bruce and Jan Coe (Kansas-Wyoming), Merv and Ruth Bjerke (Minnesota-California), Dan and Charlotte Damberg (Washington), Bob and Rebecca Bowns (Philippines-Utah), and J.R. and Rosemary Heier (Kansas-California).

A special and huge amount of gratitude is given for Jean’s caregivers. Jean entered hospice in October 2020, and the decision was made to care for her at home. Jean’s daughter, Denise, and granddaughters Ashley, Hannah and Rebecca, and retired nurse Ana Alverez all gave round the clock care as Jean grew ever more ill from the effects of dementia. In addition to the family members, Jean was also cared for by Hospice Care of the Northwest. A ton of gratitude goes to their team members Brandy, Chris, Kate, Kevin, Kim, and Lesley. We could not have asked for any better care for Jean. These special caregivers will someday meet Jean again in heaven.

Jean’s favorite place to go was Disneyland. Even in her later years, Don would take Jean and the two would walk hand-in-hand down Main Street as if they were still kids. On the occasions that Jean would get to take her grandchildren and great grandchildren to the park, it became her heaven on earth.

The “girl on the porch” is now gone, but as long as her husband, sisters, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren are alive, then Jean goes on.

Raul Ramon Alvarez

December 1 1939 - March 7 2021

Raul Ramon Alvarez
Raul lived his life for Jesus with a childlike faith. He taught his family to love the Lord with all their hearts, souls, minds and strength. Life wasn’t always easy for him but he learned to love and trust in God. Raul was born to Herman (Armando) and Enriqueta Alvarez in Santa Maria, CA. He grew up in the San Jose area with his three brothers, Edward, Salvador and Armando and his sister Dora. He married his beautiful wife Dora Guzman in 1962 and moved to Oregon in 1970 with her and their three children. Raul graduated from Oregon College of Education with a teaching degree in 1974. He became a teacher for the Salem-Keizer School District in the Bilingual program for several years. He then worked for State Farm Insurance and retired from the State of Oregon. Raul and his family started attending Christian Center Church of Salem in the mid 70`s where the family spent many years involved in different ministries. He and Dora also grew in their faith by attending evening bible classes with Good Samaritan Ministries for several years. He also supported the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and often responded to the needs of others. Raul, who was gentle, nurturing and full of wit, would often say about his wife, “It’s been a long 58-years but everywhere we go, everybody loves Dora!`He loved spending time with his kids playing basketball in the driveway, volleyball in the backyard, roofball, watching them play softball and watching football on TV every Sunday afternoon. He also very much enjoyed his five grandchildren by picking them up from school, watching their school plays and going for ice cream treats as often as they could. He is deeply loved by his children; Monica and Bob Robison, Rob and Wendi Luby, Lisa and Dawn Lane, and his grandchildren; Taryn, Lauryn, Evan, David, and Daniel. He had been struggling with the effects of a serious stroke in 2019 and other recent medical complications and was ready to go to his forever home in heaven to his Heavenly Father on March 7, 2021. A memorial service will be held at Valley Life Center in Dallas, OR. Due to COVID-19 restrictions you are welcome to view the service through live stream. To stream the service, go to www.valleylife.love and scroll down the page and click the `Events` button/link at the time of the service.In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at http://fightcf.cff.org/goto/twins. The Alvarez family.

Kazuko Anne Haider

September 6 1930 - February 9 2021

Kazuko Anne Haider, née Motonaga, passed away on February 9, 2021 in Salem, Oregon. She was much loved and will be long remembered by her family and friends - in Kagoshima and Tokyo, Japan; Sacramento, California; and Salem, Oregon.

Kazuko was born on September 6, 1930, in Minami Hayashida, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan, to Mitsuo and Irie Motonaga. She was raised by her uncle and aunt, Rokuské and Shizuko Kudo, which she felt were her true parents. She had two brothers, Takeshi and Kanenobu, and a sister, Miwako.

During WWII, her mom, she and her siblings moved to Shanghai, China to avoid the dangers of war. They returned to Japan at war`s end, soon after the cessation of hostilities. Kazuko graduated from Sakai Girls’ High School in Sakaiminato, Tottori Prefecture, Japan, class of 1947. She was fluent in multiple languages and dialects: Several dialects of Japanese; Mandarin, Wu, and Shanghainese Chinese; English; and could “get by” with some German. She was also considered a world-class chef by those lucky enough to be exposed to her creations. She was skilled with creating cuisine from around the world, which delighted all who tried them. And, she was a talented artist, creating beautiful and intricate Japanese dolls by hand.

Kazuko was married to Raymond Haider, MSGT (Ret.) USAF, for just shy of 50 years when he passed in 2008. She is survived by her children: Tony and Laer Haider, and Tina Wilson; her spirit brother and sister, Page and Ruthie Cline; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Kazuko will be interred with her husband near the home they made in the Foothills area of Sacramento, California, at East Lawn Cemetery.

Alice Carol Williams

October 1 1935 - February 8 2021

Alice Carol Williams, 85, of Salem, Oregon, passed away peacefully of natural causes on February 8, 2021, in Tigard, Oregon. A life-long Oregonian, Carol was born in Albany on October 1, 1935, to parents Jens and Marjorie Svinth. She graduated from Salem High School and attended Willamette University to continue her piano and organ studies. Carol was an excellent accompanist and served for a time after college as church organist at First Presbyterian Church in downtown Salem.
Carol was married to Salem attorney Bruce Williams for 47 years and together they enjoyed horse racing, steelhead fishing on the Rogue River, and many trips to Diamond, Oregon. During her marriage, Carol briefly served as adjunct piano instructor at Linfield College in McMinnville and volunteered for many years at Bush Barn Art Center in Salem.
Her talents and interests were wide-ranging and diverse. She enjoyed a good laugh, a great book, and a hard puzzle. She kept in touch with loved ones with notes from her trusty typewriter, and donated her colorful handmade quilts and knitted scarves and mittens to Helping Hands Resources in Salem. She was an avid gardener and an outstanding self-taught cook whose marionberry pie won’t soon be forgotten.
Carol is survived by her three children from a previous marriage, Debora, Kathryn, and Paul (Renée); beloved grandchildren Bryce (Jaclyn), Gabriel, and Mackenzie, and step-grandchildren Philip and Alexandra (Seth); two step-great-grandchildren, Whittaker and Marigold; and close family members Sharon, Terry, and Tamara. Carol was predeceased by her husband Bruce, step-daughter Darby, and Darby’s husband Christopher. Carol’s children are grateful to her friend Veronica for providing a forever home for her cat, Booker.
Carol will be missed by those whose lives were touched by her gifts. She is interred beside her husband in Mount Crest Abbey Mausoleum at City View Cemetery in Salem. No memorial service is planned. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in Carol Williams’ name to Helping Hands Resources of Salem.

Harvey Neale Crim

April 10 1927 - February 5 2021

Harvey Neale Crim passed peacefully into the arms of our Lord on February 5, 2021. He was 93 years old, a devoted Christian and family man. Harvey was born to Walter and Kathryn Crim in Aberdeen, WA on April 10, 1927. He grew up in the Seattle/Mt. Vernon area and graduated from Mt. Vernon High in 1945.
Harvey served briefly in the Army at the end of WW II then went on to Oregon State University where he earned a degree in Business Technology in 1951. He also met the love of his life, Myrna, and they were married in 1949. He first took a position as an accountant working with his father in Myrtle Point, OR and later moved to Coquille where he worked as City Recorder and was also Accounting Manager for Georgia Pacific. In 1967 Harvey and Myrna moved the family to Coos Bay, OR where he worked for 26 years as the Business Manager for Southwestern Oregon Community College until his retirement.
In the 40 years they lived in the Coquille/Coos Bay area Harvey was active in the church and community serving on many committees, city council, the Water Board and even ran for mayor of Coos Bay once. He loved music, was active in choir and played a mean saxophone! Harvey enjoyed the outdoors - biking, camping and spending time with the family. He played tennis well into his 80’s and could often be found skiing anyone around Ten Mile Lake who was interested. In their 59 years of marriage, Harvey and Myrna raised 7 children and were foster parents to 60 more.
In 1993 they moved to Salem to be closer to family. Harvey was a servant to his wife until the end as she battled Parkinson’s Disease for nearly 15 years. Following her death he met, fell in love again and married Gladys Hatfield in 2010.
Harvey was preceded in death by three older brothers, Walter, Richard and Robert, wife Myrna and son Tony. He is survived by his wife Gladys, children, Joselyn, Andrea, Timothy, Rebecca, Corinna and Kristina, 15 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Charitable giving was always important to Harvey and in his memory we encourage you to give generously to the church or community charity of your choice.

Ruth Weeks Crane

October 20 1920 - February 3 2021

Ruth Weeks Crane, a long time resident of Humboldt County, California, who was active in a range of community affairs, died Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021, in Portland, Oregon, where she has lived for the last dozen years near her son, Doug. She celebrated her 100th birthday in October, the first in her family to reach that milestone.

Ruth, as everyone knew her, was born in Canton, Massachusetts, where she attended elementary and high school. She then commuted by train to Boston University where she earned a bachelor`s degree in sociology in 1941, and completed a year of graduate school in social work. Many years later, she earned a teaching credential from Humboldt State University in Arcata, California.

It was at Boston University that she met her future husband, Clarence Crane, Jr. (`Tige`), who was in medical school. She had joined BU`s chapter of Alpha Phi sorority and a sorority sister set them up on a blind date. They married in 1942. When Tige was assigned to the Pacific Theatre during World War II, she came west to live with her mother-in-law, Stella H. Crane, in Fernbridge, California, in 1943. After the war the couple and their two young children moved to Ferndale where Dr. Crane joined a medical practice.

Ruth had a particular gift with children and, as her three children went through Ferndale schools, she wrote and choreographed variety shows, sailor`s hornpipes, limericks, minuets and tap dances for them and their classmates; she was a leader of her son Doug`s Cub Scout troop. She loved parties and invented games and performances for family holidays and youth groups. The Cranes enjoyed hosting family and friends from near and far at their Ferndale home--missionaries, medical interns, and students needing a home during the academic year. At one Thanksgiving dinner Ruth asked everyone who had come to be weighed before dinner and after they had eaten, then reported the differences. She often took the family`s international doll collection to elementary schools and talked about varied cultural traditions while dressing the students in authentic clothing that matched that worn by the dolls. Over the years she also tutored many children in mathematics.

Ruth was a passionate birdwatcher and for many years participated in Humboldt County Audubon`s New Year`s and annual breeding bird counts with her husband, children, extended family and friends--for which she always made Boston Baked Beans and coleslaw. She and her husband traveled to identify and observe birds in South America, Alaska, Texas, and the Gaspe Peninsula in Quebec. With her daughter, Janet, she birded in the woods of Hawaii and the Appalachians, the marshes of Florida and the Gulf Coast, and in Arizona, Montana and eastern Oregon. She taught bird identification to her three children as well as to nephews, in-laws, and anyone who showed an interest; it remains a popular family activity. She was active in the Redwood Region Audubon Society for more than 50 years.

Ruth loved the Episcopal Church and taught Sunday School at St. Francis Church after the Cranes moved to Fortuna in the early 1970s. She played the organ or piano on occasion in both the Ferndale and Fortuna churches. She played the piano by ear and organized memorable two-piano concerts for young pianists in her Ferndale living room.

Ruth was the descendant of prominent early New England colonists, including several Mayflower passengers and the first European settlers on Nantucket. She was active in DAR as well as local book clubs and the Humboldt medical wives auxiliary.

Ruth is survived by her three children: Janet Crane, of Atlanta, Georgia; Dick Crane, of Payson, Arizona; and Douglas Crane, of Portland, Oregon; six grandchildren, Nicole James Howton, Angela Crane, Michelle Crane Cannon, Michael Crane, Tim Crane, and Ben Crane; eleven great-grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Crane, Jr.; her older brother, Harold Weeks, of Dedham, Massachusetts; and her older sister, Dorothy Weeks Anderson, late of Portland, Oregon. She will be interred in the Crane-McCully family plot, in Pioneer Cemetery, Salem, Oregon, next to her late husband. A private celebration of her life is planned in Salem
later in the year. Her children ask that in lieu of flowers you send a donation to either The Audubon Society (www.audubon.org) or The Nature Conservancy (www.nature.org), on whose properties Ruth enjoyed the outdoors and so many birds.

Jason Page Franklin

August 21 2001 - January 26 2021

PFC. Jason Page Franklin passed away on January 26, 2021 in Salem, Oregon. He was born to parents James and Paula Franklin in Portland, Oregon on August 21, 2001.

He was a boy scout from the rank of Tiger to Eagle, earning his Eagle rank in June of 2019 as well as graduating from Sprague High School. Jason was an avid hiker, backpacker and loved the outdoors; being a BSA counselor at Meriwether.

Jason joined the Army National Guard in December of 2019, being part of Alpha Troop 82nd Cav in Albany, Oregon and was also a member of Bethany Baptist Church in Salem, Oregon where he participated in missionary work in Mexico.

Jason was an artist, gamer, reader, and historian. He was studying to become an English teacher.

He is survived by his grandfather Dr. Jerry Franklin, brother Marcus Franklin, sister Elisabeth Franklin and his parents.

Services will be held at Bethany Baptist Church on March 13, 2021 at 1:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your local Suicide Prevention Charity.

Jason is deeply loved and missed by his family.

Bert J. Mackaman

January 9 1942 - January 25 2021

Bert J. Mackaman of Salem, Oregon, died January 25, 2021.
Bert was born in Dallas, Texas on January 9, 1942. He graduated from the US Naval Academy in 1964 with distinction, and married his second grade sweetheart, Carolyn Wood, that same year. The Navy assigned them to interesting places like Japan, Hawaii, California, Rhode Island, and England. Bert served as an officer from 1964 through 1970, completing tours of duty aboard the USS Joseph Strauss (DDG-16) and USS Turner Joy (DD-951). Highly successful, Bert was promoted early to the rank of lieutenant commander prior to leaving the service in pursuit of his dream to practice medicine. Bert attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, graduating in 1974, and he completed his dermatology residency in Columbia, Missouri in 1978. Dr. Mackaman enjoyed a thirty year career caring for patients as a dermatologist in Salem, Oregon. He was a gentle and kind person, with a wonderful sense of humor, beloved by his family, neighbors, patients, and business associates. Bert left a permanent and lasting impression on everyone with whom he came in contact.

Bert possessed a deep and abiding love of his Savior Jesus Christ and shared that same love with family, friends and strangers alike. During life’s trials, he found great strength and comfort from scripture, especially the twenty-third Psalm: “The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want…Surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”

One of Bert’s greatest trials was the loss of his wife Carolyn to lymphoma in 2004, but the Lord sustained him through that difficult period. Bert eventually took an interest in square dancing at the IWW club where he met his beloved dance partner Dee. The pair was married in May 2009. Bert and Dee shared a deep devotion to each other and enjoyed square dancing, RVing, globetrotting and, most of all, family!

Bert was committed to positively impacting his community, whether through serving others at church, leading Boy Scouts on outdoor adventures or volunteering time at local medical clinics. He was a faithful husband, devoted father, exceptional role model, and a friend to many. Bert also had a knack for languages, delighted in traveling, and demonstrated a true gift for discovering interesting places, meeting people and making friends from all walks of life. His caring and uplifting notes were always appreciated.

Bert is survived by his wife Dee; son John “Randy” Mackaman (Susan); son Gerald Mackaman (Linda) and grandsons James, Jonathan, Joshua, and Josiah; Dee’s daughter Lisa Boschee (Chris) and granddaughter Kourtney Molash (Devin); Dee’s son Mike Warren (Jodi) and grandchildren Chloe and Colby. Bert is also survived by his sister Linda Young (Jim) and brother Donald Mackaman (Mary Ellen). He was preceded in death by his first wife Carolyn Wood and his parents Donald and Kathryn Mackaman.

A memorial service will be held at First Christian Church of Salem, 685 Marion Street NE at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, February 5, 2021. Due to COVID restrictions, the service will be live streamed at http://www.salemfcc.org. If you would like to attend in person please call the church at (503) 363-9273 for a reservation. Assisting the family is City View Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Bert Mackaman Memorial Fund at Salem First Christian Church or to the Week of Compassion https://www.weekofcompassion.org (in memory of: Bert Mackaman).

Patricia Moe

June 6 1930 - January 24 2021

Patricia June Moe (James) 6-6-30 to 1-24-21.

Known at different times of her life as either Pat or June, she loved Salem and spent most of her life there. She graduated from Salem High in 1948, raised her three children in Salem and had many friends there. She had many jobs but the one she was most proud of was being a court clerk and reporter for the Marion Co. District court. Pat also loved being a member of the Salem Zenith Women`s Club, where she had served as president.

Pat is survived by her three children; Bruce, Brian (Chris) and Colleen (Scott), four grandchildren; Ian, Angela (Xavi), Alicia (Jake) and Desi (Jason), and five great-grandchildren.

Pat loved her family and friends dearly! She was always loving and will always be loved! We love and miss you Meme!!

We hope to have a memorial in the future when we can all get together again at Trinity United Methodist Church. Pat loved her church and has been going there since the 60s. If you would like to give a donation in honor of Pat you can give to Trinity United Methodist Church, the Alzheimer`s Association or the Willamette Humane Society.

Molly Cliff Hilts

February 20 1958 - January 21 2021

Molly Cliff Hilts, 62, passed away on Thursday, January 21, 2021 in Portland,
Oregon. She had been suffering with cancer for 18 months. She died peacefully at home, surrounded by love.

Molly was born on February 20, 1958 in Palo Alto, California, to Lee and Nell
Cliff. She was the first of four children born within the five and a half years that followed. She graduated from Piedmont High School, class of
1976. She attended college at the University of Oregon and graduated from Porter College at the University of California at Santa Cruz with a BA in
Studio Arts.

Molly’s family was near and dear to her. She met her husband Dave in 1977 while attending the University of Oregon. They reconnected in 1988 and were married in 1991. Dave was Molly’s rock, a loving and patient husband, multi-talented and solid. Their sons, Wade, 27, and Dane, 25, live near their
Portland home and they all spend a great deal of time together. Dane is engaged to Dulce, a woman loved by all, especially Molly. Molly’s siblings and parents all live in California and were always an active part of Molly’s life.
Molly’s interests and activities were diverse, and all involved her committed passion and the people around her. Her friends were many and spanned the breadth of her life, staying connected and following her expansive career as a successful artist. Her work as an artist, community organizer, fundraiser, and volunteer was extensive, and she received many honors and awards for her support of the arts and education. Molly was a member of the Portland Art Museum Education Committee, the Resource Council for LiveWire! radio
theater, and was co-founder of the Portland Brooklyn Project. While Molly was with LiveWire!, she organized a show in Pendleton, Oregon, aired on Oregon Public Broadcasting.

Molly, a dynamic social alchemist, was known for her salons, a practice that began in the year 2000, in their beautiful historic home. A gathering with food, libation, and art, the salons evolved over the years to include artists from other disciplines: musicians, poets, writers―often those who had directly influenced Molly’s work. This also turned out to be a continuation of, as Molly learned later, a family tradition that dated back to 1911, when her
great-grandmother, Mary Porter Sesnon, and her husband, William T. Sesnon, first hosted similar salons―gatherings that melded music, theatre, art, and the spoken word―at their summer home, “Pino Alto” in Santa Cruz, California. In 2018, Molly created an exhibition of her artwork, as well as a small supportive endowment, at the Mary Porter Sesnon Gallery at UCSC’s Porter College in California. The event included a salon style family reunion at “Pino Alto”, now a part of the Cabrillo College campus.

Molly’s activism was not limited to art. In a very different show of her passion, she pulled her neighborhood together to address a dangerous local traffic hazard on the corner in front of their house and, working with the city, she got the street reworked to make the neighborhood safe for its inhabitants. Later she was involved in yet another, but quite different project, the development of “ninety-nine girlfriends”, an inclusive women’s
collective giving organization that makes significant grants to fund local nonprofits.
Things came to Molly and she loved the randomness of it all. When she first moved to Portland in 1990, she unwittingly had a local grunge rock band pluck her name from the phone book to name itself and post flyers all over town. The band, “Molly Cliff”, had quite a following for a time. What are the chances of that happening to someone--anyone? Molly was an extraordinary painter and printmaker. She had recently been captivated by illustrating crows and ravens, who frequently gathered in the trees outside of her artist studio which filled the large attic of their Portland home. Her gallery, exhibiting her paintings, stands at the edge of their garden, above the family music studio. Enjoy her work online at https://www.mollycliffhilts.com/#1 or visit the Brumfield Gallery in Astoria, https://www.brumfieldgallery.com/molly-cliff-hilts.html which is featuring an exhibition by Molly through March 7th. You can also visit the Rental Sales Gallery in Portland to see Molly’s work. Her story, art, and a video interview can be seen at The Art of Connection: Interview with Portland Artist Molly Cliff Hilts Rental Sales Gallery. Her paintings have been exhibited in solo shows in New York City, Oregon, California, Washington, and Mexico, and she is represented by galleries in NYC, Philadelphia, North Carolina, and Oregon. Her work can be found in
notable collections worldwide, including the private collection of Bill and Melinda Gates.

Two weeks prior to Molly’s passing, she discovered that her painting titled “Eagle Creek” was placed in the Portland Museum of Art’s permanent collection of Northwest Art where it will live forever. This was a huge honor for Molly and a well-deserved recognition of her talents. Molly, born an artist, wore her passion on her sleeve. If nothing appeared to be happening,
she would make something happen. She had an inner drive that was powered by an innate desire to create and grow. Never complacent, there was always lots to do: artwork to create, friends to connect, young artists to mentor, and things to be done to make the world a more colorful and lively place. Near the end of her life, she had to let it all go as the pain and hardship of her illness left her very weak and frail, qualities rarely associated with Molly. But
in the end, with such grace and dignity, she allowed herself to slip away peacefully in the early hours of January 21st with her husband of 30 years by her side, holding her hand, with her faithful dog, Bear, resting nearby.

Molly is survived by her husband Dave; her two sons Wade and Dane (and Dulce); her dog, Bear: her parents, Lee and Nell Cliff; her Aunt Sue Sesnon Salt; her siblings, Daniel (and Martha), Sue aka Shanti, and Peter (and Sheila); her nephews and nieces, Will (and Ali), Janie (and Renan), Liam, Noah, Ellyn (and Nathan), Drew, and a large extended family of cousins.

Our hope is to have a post-Covid gathering in a form that is familiar to Molly and that she would love: a house and garden party with music and fun to celebrate her magnificent life and remember, “...the old laughing lady, everything is alright”. If you are moved to make a contribution as a tribute to Molly, please consider donating to the Molly Cliff Hilts Memorial Fund which provides enrichment for students in the Arts Division at UC Santa Cruz. The fund is administered by the Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery and will be used to benefit undergraduates pursuing a degree in art. Please visit https://connect.ucsc.edu/hiltsfund

Paul Francis Justus

October 1 1950 - January 20 2021

Paul Francis Justus, 70, of Salem, OR, and a former long-time resident of Northwest Arkansas, died suddenly on January 20, 2021, of natural causes while on a walk in his Englewood neighborhood.
Paul was an author and strong advocate of progressive economic policy to combat our nation’s growing inequality and promote the common good. He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Dr. Andrea Radwell, a noted stream ecologist and his parents Dr. John Bahan Justus and Mary Grogan Justus. He is survived by his stepson Brent Livingwell and four step grandchildren (Sasha, Noah, Aliyah and A.J.) of Boulder, CO, his five siblings John Justus Jr. (Tia) of Santa Fe, NM, Susan Justus Weinstein (Robert) of Gainesville, FL Janet Justus (Andrea) of Leawood, KS, Margaret Justus of Austin, TX, Robert Justus of Kansas City, KS and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Paul was deeply loved by his family and friends. Paul served in the Peace Corps in the island nation of Tonga and retired as a regional planner for the Northwest Arkansas Regional Planning Commission. He was an active member of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Salem, an Eagle Scout and served on the boards of several public service non-profit organizations including, the Robert Schalkenbach Foundation, the Ozark Regional Land Trust and Common Ground USA. He also published a children’s book about Georgist economic policy, Young George and the Dragon: An Economic Fairy Tale.
Paul was born in Kansas City MO and graduated from Bishop Miege High School where he ran cross country and participated in theater productions. He earned a BA in Economics from Saint Louis University and an MA in Urban Design from the University of Kansas School of Architecture.
Paul enjoyed spending time with his countless friends in Salem and Eureka Springs Arkansas, playing his guitar, practicing Spanish, singing in choirs, spending time in nature and advocating for progressive solutions to fight climate change.
Services will be announced once the family has determined a date. We ask that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in memory of Paul to Ozark Regional Land Trust.

Ivy Josehpine VanEpps

May 16 1932 - January 7 2021

Ivy Josephine VanEpps
May 16, 1932 – January 7, 2021

Ivy Josephine VanEpps (Bleakney) our beloved mother, grandmother and friend passed away peacefully at age 88 to the waiting arms of her devoted husband and best friend Ray on Jan 7, 2021. Born in Salem on May 16, 1932, Ivy grew up in the beautiful Silverton hills surrounded by family, and while attending high school, she met and married the love of her life. Mom and Dad moved to Valsetz in 1951 and began their journey of over 66 years full of family, friends and fun. From Valsetz they moved to Sheridan in 1984, the two went on to build a beautiful home and surroundings which they loved to share with all who came to visit. Ivy never knew a stranger. She was always there with an ear to listen, a helping hand, a little advice or passing on some of the years of her accumulative wisdom. Whether it be sewing, doing ceramics, gardening, camping, volunteering or cooking for the many gatherings of family and friends, mom loved it all and sharing with all. The love and memories will live on with all of us who were ever touched by her love and care throughout the years. Ivy is survived by son Ray VanEpps, daughter Charlotte Foster (Brad) and three granddaughters Audrey, Andrea and Hailey. Our family would like to thank the living angels of Hospice Care of the Northwest which were vital in the compassionate care of not only our dear mom, but also the selfless help they provided to our family. Any donation in Ivy’s memory to this wonderful organization would be gratefully appreciated.
Arrangements by City View Funeral Home.

Lydia Lenore Zero

November 5 1985 - January 6 2021

It is with the deepest of sorrow that the chosen family of Lydia Lenore Zero announces their passing.
Their greatest joys in life, in no particular order, were art, coffee, make up, their loved ones, clowns, and being bitter. Lydia, who also went by the nicknames Libby and Lizzie, somehow managed to exist as the kindest person in the world in the face of unnecessarily horrific struggles driven by the ableism and other problems inherent in capitalism and the white supremacy that leads the US into another Fall of Rome style finale on this season of the United States Imperialism.
After Lydia’s reduction to ash, they left behind, for now, their nesting partner and soulmate, Krystofir, their two adorable children, Walter and Paisley, their partners Inmara, Jace and Richie and many other dear friends and loved ones.

Albert Louis Faiman

November 24 1929 - January 5 2021

Albert Louis Faiman

November 24, 1929 - January 5, 2021

Al was born in Dickinson, North Dakota, to Louis and Minnie Faiman. He and his seven brothers and sisters grew up on a family farm during the depression.

Al is survived by his daughters Teri Curphey and Joan Eisenbach in Oregon, his sons Craig in Oregon, Rob in Idaho, and Brian and Paul in Washington, and his brothers Lou in Washington and Bill in North Dakota, as well as his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Al was preceded in death by his wife Dorothy, sisters Lillian, Mildred and Dorothy, and brothers Joe and Fred.

Al joined the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers in 1951 and served in Austria as part of the occupation force. He was transferred to the Military Police where he served as a Desk Sergeant and was discharged in 1953.

Upon return from Austria, Al led a sales group in the early health insurance field. Because of his interest in business he chose the Dakota Business School in Fargo, after which he made a career in commercial banking. Later he would also get a degree from the Pacific Coast Banking School.

While visiting Oregon to attend a wedding, he found the Pacific Northwest so beautiful he resolved to return. On the same day he applied, he was hired by the president of The Commercial Bank in Salem, where for thirty years they enjoyed working together and participating in the Salem business community.

A funeral mass will be held at Queen of Peace Catholic Church followed by burial at City View Cemetery.

Michael K. Thornberry

June 23 1954 - January 3 2021

Michael K. Thornberry of Salem, OR died on January 3, 2021 at the age of 66.
Mike was born on June 23, 1954 in Hawaii. He spent his early years in New York and Connecticut, later moving with his family to southern California and eventually settling in Oregon in the early 1990s.
Before retiring he worked as a chef. Mike enjoyed playing chess, watching football, the Blues, and spending time outdoors. He loved all animals, but his love for his dogs was immeasurable. Mike had a big mischievous heart and a unique sense of humor; he is greatly missed.
Mike never married, and had no children. He is preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Gloria, his sisters Chris, Diane, Viki, and his brother Bill. He is survived by his cousin, nieces and nephew.
The family thanks Linda and Scott for being such caring and exceptional friends to Mike. He cherished his relationships with you and your families. We also thank Dr. Senna North, who Mike held in the highest regard.
Per Mike`s wishes no service will be held. Arrangements by City View Funeral Home. Interment in Fox Valley Cemetery.

Aimee Rosetta Mess

May 13 1928 - January 2 2021

Aimee Rosetta (McGuire) Mess passed away in the comfort of her granddaughters home in Troutdale, Oregon January 2, 2021 at age 92. She had previously lived in the Salem area for over 45 years. Rosetta was born to Gladney and Carrie McGuire in Kaw City, Oklahoma on May 13, 1928. She completed high school and attended two years of college in Missouri, later marrying Leva Brinlee and raising 5 beautiful children.
Rosetta worked at Fairview training center where she was able to retire --- well I guess you could call it that. She continued working in the Salem area at various schools and businesses.
Rosetta was very active in her church, First Free Will Baptist, often providing home baked treats and even teaching Sunday School. She was an avid quilter, loved her family, shopping, visiting the coast, and spoiling her dog Princess.
Rosetta married Robert Mess in 1992 and was blessed with three more adult step children who were embraced into the larger family.
Rosetta was preceded in death by her parents, husband Robert Mess, daughter Leval Minten, sons Gary Brinlee and Douglas Mess, and brothers Ralph, George, Ken, Tom and Rick McGuire. She is survived by sons Larry (Barb) Brinlee, Dan (Sandi) Brinlee, Steve (Kathy) Brinlee, and Robert Mess and daughter Laura (Floyd) Scott, as well as 64 grandchildren.
A viewing will be held at City View Funeral Home (390 Hoyt St. S, Salem, Oregon 97302) from 10am-12:30pm Saturday, January 16th. Family and friends are welcome, but asked to please respectfully follow COVID guidelines.
A service will be held at 1pm on the same date. However, due to COVID restrictions, a limit has been placed on the number of attendees, which is currently at capacity.

Donna Rae Tungate

December 20 1933 - December 23 2020

Donna Rae Tungate, age 87, passed away peacefully in her sleep on December 23, 2020 after a lengthy illness. She was born December 20, 1933 in Bayard, Nebraska to James and Lois (McRae) Montgomery. Donna was the next-youngest of five girls.

When Donna was nine years old, they moved to Oregon. Donna grew up in Salem, where she was raised by her ”Daddy” (Bob) L.W. Straw, and her mother. Donna wasn’t quite through her senior year in high school when she met and fell in love with Richard P. (Dick) Tungate. They eventually married in September of 1958. Donna worked a variety of jobs in her lifetime. At one point in the 1960’s, she was working as a maid at the Heathman Hotel in Portland and was shocked and proud to have received a tip from Jimmy Durante for her good work. She later became an aid at Fairview Training Center in Salem, and was a charge aid there when she retired in 1990.

Donna loved road trips with her husband, and after his death in 1990, loved getting together with her sisters for road trips to the coast and across the US. She was the last remaining sister. She was an avid reader, enjoying romance and mystery stories; she enjoyed old western shows and movies, country music and loved her Merle Haggard.

Donna also loved getting together with family for annual reunions, holidays and playing 31, Yahtzee, sometimes bingo, and always Pinochle, although she famously would not let you get a bid if she thought she could make it.

Donna was the family historian; she was the go-to resource for dates anything happened, anyone’s name, birthday, how many kids (AND their names). Her memory was legend, and she in fact said she wanted someone to autopsy her brain when she was gone to find out why her memory was so good.

Donna is survived by two children, Richard (Rick) Tungate (Vicki), and Marsheela Madrigal (Eliseo), all of Salem, Oregon; three grandsons, 11 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great granddaughter and many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, four sisters, Gloria, Alvina, Leona and Beverly, husband, Dick, and sons Dickie and Timmy.

No memorial service is planned, but a celebration of life is planned for later, perhaps summer, of 2021. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the American Heart Association. Arrangements by City View Funeral Home.

Mitchell Earl Martin

February 17 1982 - December 21 2020

Mitchell Earl Martin
February 17, 1982 - December 21, 2020
Mitch was born on February 17, 1982 at the Travis Airforce base in Fairfield, CA. He died at home peacefully on Monday, December 21, 2020.
The most special moments of Mitch`s life were with his son Asher and all the adventures they had together. They especially enjoyed visits to the Zoo and OMSI. Riding bikes and playing basketball were also some of their favorite activities.
Mitch was an incredibly talented Journeyman Electrician, running his own company in Oregon, specializing in motor control and industrial construction. Mitch`s expertise was highly respected, in demand by his clients, and he was often asked to travel to worksites across the United States and Canada. Following high school, Mitch worked on Mount Bachelor for a season. Mitch then became a wildland firefighter where he loved being out in nature and experiencing the physical challenges. He would talk passionately about those times.
Mitch was a true Oregonian; he loved the outdoors, while enjoying golfing, camping, water skiing, snowboarding, hiking, and fishing (especially ocean fishing with his dad and brother). Mitch also liked the finer things in life. Mitch enjoyed traveling, having a nice home, and entertaining. He was an outstanding self-taught home chef, he loved welcoming family and friends into his home and cooking amazing meals for them.
Mitch is survived by his son Asher, Asher`s mother Lauren, parents Scott and Gina Martin, brother Jerod Martin and nephew Deacon, best friend and companion Sarah, and her children. There are way too many other family members and friends to list. The family made many memories with Mitch and are grateful to have those to carry us forward.
The graveside memorial service will be held at City View Cemetery on Saturday, January 23 at 1:00 for family and friends.
Should friends desire, contributions may be sent to the Portland Zoo.
Arrangements by City View Funeral Home.

Dorothy Lucille Heyen

August 30 1935 - December 21 2020

8/30/1935 – 12/21/2020
Beautiful Nurse, Bride, Mother, Homemaker, Loving Grandmother.
Dorothy Lucille Heyen passed away with her husband by her side December 21, 2020. She died of complications related to congestive heart failure. She is preceded in death by her premature daughter, (baby girl Heyen), her parents Fred and Margaret McCandless of St John Kansas and her older sister Katherine Quackenbush of Hastings, Nebraska. She is survived by her husband of 62 years Donald Heyen of Keizer OR, her two sons Jeffrey (and Martha) Heyen, James (and Christine) Heyen, and two grandsons David Heyen, Parker Heyen and granddaughter Meredith Heyen, all of Salem OR.
Dorothy was Born August 30, 1935 to Fred and Margaret McCandless of St John Kansas. She lived on a homestead farm built by her Grandfather and lived with her Grandparents, Mom & Dad and Sister until her Grandparents moved into St John. Born in Kansas and raised on a farm Dorothy was not like other little girls, she knew what she wanted to be, she wanted to be a nurse and she made it happen. She attended Antrim Grade School and Jr High, a country school, then went to St John High School and graduated in 1953. Cheerleader for 3 years, Active in 4H, and Member of the First Methodist Youth Group. During the summer of her Jr & Sr Years she worked as a Nurse’s Aide at Stafford County Hospital.
Dorothy`s good looks, became apparent early in her life and she caught the eye of a young man named Don Heyen from Stafford one Saturday night, it was love at first sight. It didn`t take long for Don to win the trust of her parents and they were soon “going steady” as it was called then. When she accepted Dons HS class ring and wore it as a necklace it meant she was “taken”, and thus began an 8-year courtship that lasted through 3 years of High School, 2 years of College, and 3 years in the University Nebraska Medical School in Omaha.
In her senior year of High School Dorothy was asked by the city of St John to represent the city at a local festival called “The Gyp Hills Fall Festival” at Pratt Kansas. She was chosen unanimously by a board of judges, based on “beauty, poise and personality” to be “Queen of the Gyp Hills Festival”.
Once Don finished High School, he enlisted in the Air Force. During those 4 Years a lot of love letters kept the two in contact with each other and Dorothy finished High School then enrolled in The University of Nebraska in Lincoln in August 1953. Her Freshmen year she pledged Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority which was her Mothers Sorority also. After 2 years in Lincoln, she enrolled in the University of Nebraska Medical School in Omaha, and once again, Dorothy`s beauty was recognized. Every year the school had a “Queen of District Formal”, and a “Queen of Spring Formal”. A panel of judges are brought in every year to select a Queen. Dorothy won the District Formal on January 18, 1956 and the Spring Formal on April 13, 1956. This also resulted in her being named “Nurse of The Year” for the Omaha Medical School for 1956.
Dorothy earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in September 1958. She remained in Omaha and started working for the University Hospital. While there She accepted a diamond ring from her high school sweetheart Don Heyen who could wait no longer. They were married December 20, 1958 at the United Methodist Church in St John Kansas. After the wedding they drove to Manhattan Kansas where Don had a brand new “ten wide, two-bedroom” mobile home waiting for her. The beginning of mobile home living.
Don was completing his 5th year in the school of Architecture and Design at Kansas State University on the GI Bill. While there Dorothy worked at the Riley County Hospital as an OBGYN Charge Nurse. Don Graduated in the summer of 1961 and the couple moved to Salem Oregon where Dorothy took a job at the Salem Memorial Hospital as the Charge Nurse of 1st South Women’s Medical-Surgical Floor and Don had a job waiting for him in a local Architect`s office.
On March 3rd 1964 a daughter was born who sadly lived only 10 hours. After a short grieving period, Dorothy went back to work in the intensive care unit until their first son Jeffrey was born August 9th 1966. It was at that time Dorothy chose to be a stay-at-home Mom and resigned her job at Salem Hospital. One year later the couple moved to their first home without wheels in NE Salem, ending their mobile home life. Seven years later came their second son James on July 21, 1973.
Both Dorothy and Don were sports enthusiasts, Dorothy became a dedicated Portland Blazer fan. She also enjoyed pro baseball, football, and tennis. She also belonged to several bridge clubs. But golf was her calling.
Ironically one of the first couples they met in Oregon was also from Kansas. They introduced them to golf and both soon became members of the Salem Golf Club. Dorothy joined the 9-hole group first and soon became 9-hole champion then eventually moved up to the 18-hole group. She then joined OWGA and played different courses throughout Oregon.
After twenty some years of golf her score was 3 Ace’s, (Salem Golf Club # 12 & # 8, and #10 at McNary Estates), and a lifetime of memories and many wonderful friends. Not bad for a housewife and mother with two boys. Dorothy was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church for over 20 years and was a volunteer in the Senior Lunch Group & Blood Drives. In 1977 the family built a new home in South Salem where both sons graduated from Sprague HS. In 1998 the nest had become empty and they moved into a condominium at McNary Estates in Keizer and lived there until late 2019. Due to their ages they decided to downsize and move to the senior living facility of Emerald Point in North Keizer where Don still resides.

Midge Massie

July 9 1969 - December 16 2020

Midge was born and raised in Salem Oregon from July 9th, 1969 until her passing on December 16th, 2020, she was 51 years old and the youngest of four children her parents Lynn and Leroy Massie had, she is survived by her only daughter Zaylla.

In her teens Midge played softball at North Salem High School and was in the graduating class of 1988.

Nothing but the best has been shared throughout the family the last few days since her passing and there are a few quotes I`d like to share to give just the smallest glimpse of who Midge really was.

“She was very dependable”, “she was there, she helped us with everything we needed no questions asked. That`s what I loved” - Cindy (sister)

“She thought of others first”, “Before you were born she would go see a movie or go camping and she would always ask if us kids wanted to go.. even if I just ran to the store for her she would say don`t forget to get yourself something” -Tessa (niece)

“Before you were born she focused on being a really great aunt she spoiled us”, “It was always easy for me to talk to her about stuff because she wasn`t that much older than me”, “Number one fact she loved her family and put family first” -Daniel (oldest nephew)

“For me it was that if you were someone she loved there was nothing she wouldn`t do for you if she could” -Tim (brother in law)

“I loved how she would find the funny in anything or how she would keep us all in the loop with all the latest gossip. She was such a funny woman, always making jokes. I`m really going to miss her laugh. She`s the aunt to go to for a good laugh”, “Best joker in the family”, “Without a doubt she was the funniest out of everyone” -Angel (great niece)

Midge was caring, full of jokes and stories, had a contagious laugh, and never failed to make people smile or help out anyways she could and we couldn`t be more proud.

Thank you for taking the time to read about my mom, Midge.

Walter Michael Friday

January 6 1940 - December 2 2020

Walter Michael Friday died December 2, 2020. Walt was born January 6, 1940 in Yreka, CA to Walteena May Matthews and Frank Michael (Mike) Oro. He attended grade schools in Etna, CA; Callahan, CA; Copco, Ca, at times walking the 2.5 miles, and crossing the Copco No. 1 Dam both ways. He attended high school in Prospect, OR, and Yreka, CA. While attending Prospect High School he played football and became involved in Scouting with Troop 19. He earned the Eagle Rank with three silver Palms, the God and Country Award, and 33 merit badges. During his Yreka schooling he boarded with a local family. He attended Southern Oregon College in Ashland, Oregon as a pre-engineering student for three years. While at SOC he met Doris Anne Lamp of Shedd, OR, whom he married on July 1, 1962. In due time they added two sons, Michael and Kenneth, to their family. In 1961 he moved to Oregon State University, graduating in 1964 with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering. Summer jobs included hay hand, Copco righty maintenance, chemistry stock assistant, Copco line crew, construction labor, pear orchard swamper, cocker setter, public works inspector, and lab research assistant. After graduation he went to work for the City of Salem in the Public Works Department. Jobs there included writing easements for the South Salem Sewer Project, drafting, building permit plan review, and administration of street design. After being licensed as a Professional Engineer he was appointed as Administrator of Salem Inspection Division where he served six years. In 1973 he joined the State of Oregon Building Codes Division. He initiated a new program in Oregon regarding structural and mechanical systems. Using the Uniform Building Code with Oregon additions, Walt completed and edited additions every three years for seven editions. During this time, he was one of the top three Structural Building Officials for the State of Oregon. As a resident of Salem, Walt made many friends in his profession, as a Scout leader, and as a long-time member of Westminster Presbyterian Church. Walter was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Doris of Salem, his sons, Michael (Barbara, their daughter Chrysta) of Salem, and Kenneth (Michelle, their children Isaac, Rebecca, Scott) of McMinnville; sister-in-law Judith Lamp; and niece Deb (Mo) Lamp. A private family graveside service will be held with a larger memorial service when circumstances permit. The family asks that in lieu of flowers donations be made in memory of Walt to some of his favorite charities: Salem Union Gospel Mission, Marion County Food Bank, Westminster Presbyterian Church, Samaritan Evergreen Hospice.

Jim A Moore

April 12 1939 - November 30 2020

Jim Moore was triumphantly carried Home to His Heavenly Father on Monday, November 30th. He had told his wife of sixty years in their last conversation, in the throes of COVID, that he had given a request to the medical staff of the ICU. “Please turn me on my back when it is time, so I am facing The Lord when He comes for me.” His death was as his life: humble and faithful.

The love he gave and received from his wife and the children who had walked so closely with him, especially during the last year, was immeasurable. The relationship with his grandchildren, to whom he was Lolo, was beautifully close.
In that last earthly conversation, he left a message for one of the great-grandchildren to explain in child terms where he was going.
His wonderful laughter, and huge smiles that filled his delightfully wrinkled face at a word or an action of a great-grand or a beloved child or grandchild... we’ll remember.

His gracious and quiet testimony touched lives in very difficult places in these last months. Several nurses who cared for him for a short while before he was hospitalized, cried at his passing.

His family and faithful friends are grateful that we were able to walk with him through this journey. And we declare, as he did in his labored voice near the end: “God is good!”

Isaiah 57:1, 2a “The righteous perish, and no one ponders it in his heart; devout men are taken away, and no one understands that the righteous are taken away to be spared from evil. Those who walk uprightly enter into peace..”

Donald Larry Erickson

December 9 1944 - November 25 2020

Donald Larry Erickson, 75 passed peacefully at home on November 25th, 2020. He was born on December 9th, 1944, in Roseau Minnesota to Harry and Marjorie.
Don served his country in the US Air Force, stationed in Vietnam. He worked for Boise Cascade until they closed the Salem plant. He retired from Fairview. He is now reunited with his parents, his twin brother Dennis, and his brother Jerry.
He is survived by his spouse Frederick Buyes, his brothers Robert and Allan, his sisters Janice Pingree, Susan Brighouse, and his aunt Helen Lund.
Private inurnment will be held. Entrusted to City View Funeral Home.

Delbert Leland Nuttbrock

June 30 1929 - November 22 2020

Delbert Leland Nuttbrock, age 91, passed away peacefully on November 22, 2020, at his home in Milwaukie, Oregon. Against the odds, he fought 4 bouts of cancer over 25 years and one heart attack. In the end, cancer took him quietly in his sleep.
He was born the eldest of two children on June 30, 1929, in Carpenter, South Dakota, to Hazel and Hiram Nuttbrock. In the spring of 1937, he and his extended family moved to Keizer, Oregon. He met his beloved wife, Agnes Snook, of 63 years while attending Keizer School. In 1948, he graduated from Salem Academy and was married later that year. While living in Keizer, he worked a variety of jobs and as a carpenter building houses. In 1958, he was hired by PGE and moved his family to Milwaukie. He worked for PGE for 33 years, retiring in 1991. He helped to construct most of the substations in the Portland area, as well as a variety of other locations across the state. He was involved in the Boy Scouts with his 3 sons, accompanying them on hikes and snowshoe adventures. He always kept his family on the go, providing many memorable adventures of hiking, fishing, boating, water skiing, camping, snowshoeing, bicycling, crabbing, trap shooting, and trail riding, dune riding, and road riding on his many motorcycles. He passed on his passion for outdoor activities to his children and grandchildren.
Delbert was a skilled craftsman and carpenter. He could build or fix just about anything. He made numerous pairs of snowshoes for the Boy Scouts and his family. He built a rowboat, truck canopy, motorcycle trailer, cabinets, and room additions for two of his homes.
He enjoyed riding motorcycles with friends and family, making trips across the country and Canada to cycle rallies, cycle races, and places of interest. To begin his retirement, he took a 10,000 mile motorcycle ride to Florida. His favorite stretch of road was through the Florida Keys. He attended the Sacramento Mile motorcycle races so many times that his seats were saved for him every year. In 2014, he reached the momentous milestone of 1 million road miles. It was celebrated with friends and family, and of course, a motorcycle ride. He continued riding motorcycles through his 90th year. Though he thoroughly enjoyed motorcycles, his favorite adventure was flying. In the early 80’s, he flew many trips around Mount St. Helens providing views of the volcano for friends and family. Another one of his hobbies was shooting trap. For many years, he participated in trap shooting competitions and spent the winters reloading thousands of shotgun shells. In his later years, he enjoyed meeting friends and family for breakfast or coffee (“informational meetings”), taking motorcycle rides, playing cribbage, driving one of his new cars to “check on the river”, and hanging out with his cat, Sassy.
Delbert will be remembered by family and friends for his easy smile, generosity, and kindness.
Delbert is survived by his children and their spouses, Dennis and Gail Nuttbrock, Jerry and Tricia Nuttbrock, Wayne and Cindy Nuttbrock, Charlene and Lon Paulson; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his wife, Agnes Nuttbrock.

Jane Schmidt

October 12 1942 - November 21 2020

Jane Schmidt went home to be with the Lord early Saturday morning, November 21, 2020. She died from complications from Parkinson’s disease and Parkinson’s related dementia.
Jane was born in Aurora, Illinois on October 12, 1942 to N.J. and Helen (Loy) Bailey. Her father died on Okinawa, just three years later. She spent her childhood in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, with her mother and sister, Ann.
Jane met Carey Schmidt at Grace Bible Institute in Omaha, Nebraska. They married in 1964 and moved back to Carey’s home state of Oregon. They set up their home on the farms where Carey worked and went on to adopt two children, Brian, and Lori, and then had a wonderful God-sent surprise when Jane had their last child, Lisa.
Jane spent much of her life caring for her family as a “farmer’s wife” and serving her Lord at church as a piano player, choir member, and leader of the children’s Primary department for several years. As her life progressed, she took on more behind-the-scenes roles, supporting her husband and children in their life and work. Crafting, among other things, became a way for her to express her care for people throughout her vast network of friends and family.
Jane is survived by her husband, and her three children; her sister, Ann; her grandchildren, Austin, Taylor, Emily and Matthew; and greatgrandchildren, Noah, Marley, Emma, and Booker; plus her brother-in-law, Jim; sister-in-law, Judy; nephews, nieces, their children and spouses and other extended family.
The family is so very grateful for the staff (our other extended family) at Rosewood Court Residential Care Facility and their wonderful care for Jane this past year. We love you all!
Arrangements by City View Funeral Home, Salem, OR. Burial in the Dallas Cemetery.

Scott Darryl Smith

June 13 1963 - November 16 2020

It is with a heavy heart and warm remembrance that we announce the passing
of devout Buddhist, Vegetarian, World Traveler, self-proclaimed Television and
(progressive) Politics junkie, loving and caring Uncle, Brother, Father, Friend (and pretty- darned funny guy!) Scott Darryl Smith.

In early November, Scott passed from this world and into his next beautiful,
pain-free form, in his home in Salem Oregon, where he lived with Pixie, his
dedicated companion and Therapy Cat.

Scott died after years of bravely facing physical, mental and emotional
challenges, however through it all, he calmly maintained no fear of death,
celebrating this life and looking forward to the next.

Throughout his career and life Scott loved helping others, whether while being
a supportive family member or while supporting clients he worked with over
the course of a successful 20 year career in the Alcohol & Drug field.

Scott was born June 13th, 1963 to parents Vyetta Sharon Smith and Joseph
Eugene Miller, both of whom have passed. He was also loved and cared for by
his step-father, Kenneth H. Halpin and Uncle and Aunt, Tom and Jane Halpin.

He is survived by a wonderfully large and diverse family, where he was lovinglyand affectionately known as simply “Brother” or “Uncle”. His surviving family are many, which include:

On Scott’s mother’s side:

Sisters: Doris Halpin-Reyes, Tina Halpin-Laurido, Vikki Whittum, and
brother-in-laws Oscar Laurido and Tony Whittum.

Nieces: Jessica Virrueta, Gabriella Meras, (great-niece and great-nephews Dre
Garcia, Nataliya Meras, and Noe Meras), Mercedez Reyes, (partner Jorge Rocha
and great-nephew Alexzander Rocha)

Nephews: Duane Gay Jr., (wife Katie Gay and great-niece Charlotte) Christopher
Gay, Benjamin Hubbard, Edan Whittum, and Brandon Laurido.

From Scott’s fathers-side:

Brother Joe Miller, (partner Genia)

Sisters: Lana Folsum (partner Keith), Sherry McNeely (partner Dennis), Laura
Wigfall (partner Mo) and Lisa Ramirez (partner Andrew).

A multitude of family members, close friends, international travel companions,
and work colleagues will miss him greatly!

As Scott requested his ashes will be given to the ocean in the not-too-distant

Margaret Sue Taylor

May 30 1941 - November 15 2020

Margaret Sue Taylor passed away at her home on November 15, 2020. She spent her final weeks surrounded by family and sharing what she lovingly referred to as “bucketloads of happy memories.”

Sue was born in Memphis, Tennessee in May of 1941. She graduated high school at the age of 16, and pursued a nursing degree from Methodist Hospital Nursing School. She was a young nursing student when she met her soulmate and lifelong best friend, Bob Taylor. Nursing students were not allowed to marry at the time, so three months prior to graduation, the couple successfully petitioned a review board for approval of their modest wedding ceremony. The board made the right choice: they approved the nuptials, and on June 17, 1961 Bob and Sue Taylor were married. Their marriage lasted 59 beautiful years.

After her graduation from nursing school, Sue worked at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis while Bob finished medical school. After his graduation, the couple moved to Ogden, Utah where Sue worked as an OBGYN nurse and Bob completed an internship. They relocated a second time to Fort Wadsworth on Staten Island, New York when Bob enlisted in the U.S. Army, where they were stationed for two years.

It was in New York City that Sue’s true calling was realized: she became a mother. Bob and Sue started their family on the East Coast and completed it on the West Coast. In 1965 they loaded their 18-month-old son and 6-month-old daughter into a Volkswagen Beetle and drove across the country to Cottage Grove, Oregon. It was there that they celebrated the birth of two more daughters. Sue happily became a stay-at-home mother to her four children.

Sue cherished every phase of parenthood. She was a baby-whisperer who snuggled infants. She was a 4H mom who taught her children the joy and wonders of hard work. She was a community organizer who orchestrated safe high school graduation celebrations, even when it meant staying up all night long. Whatever the event, her children had a personal cheerleader in the stands. Sue was a constant and consistent presence at every moment of their lives.

And yet, she knew when to let go.

She expected her children to travel, study abroad, and live life to its fullest. Sue had a natural sense of curiosity and adventure, and instilled both in her children. She modeled hard work, generosity, kindness, and loyalty, and expected the same in return. As long as her children held up that end of the bargain, she gave them great freedom to grow into their own unique individuals.

Sue was the family’s commander-in-chief and did the job well. After dinner each night Bob and Sue would retire to the living room, where they enjoyed conversations over the newspaper. They were both strong, opinionated individuals who were able to listen and occasionally disagree thanks to their deep and mutual respect for each other. They planned trips and traveled the world together. They remained best friends until the end, and their chatter never stopped.

While raising four children in the 1970’s, Sue served on the Lane County Medical Auxiliary Board, which was a strong force in establishing the Ronald McDonald house adjacent to OHSU in Portland, Oregon. In the 1980’s Sue returned to nursing in Cottage Grove. In the 1990’s Sue worked as a risk management consultant for a medical liability insurance company in Salem, Oregon. Sue was innovative, informed, and interested in current events and pop culture, and was passionate about social justice. She was an avid reader who never stopped learning and growing.

In addition to being a loving wife and devoted mother, Sue was also a gifted artist. She had a keen, observant eye for detail and beauty, and always paused to appreciate little miracles. She spent hours scouring the beach for perfectly imperfect shells. She loved the magical effect twilight cast on trees. These careful observations transferred to her art. She was primarily a painter, but she also dabbled in many other creative outlets.

She was the grandma who always had a pocketful of colored pencils and loved to share her creativity with others. Her grandchildren gave her great pride, and she made it a point to take each of them on special adventures. She was always up for fun, whether it was a cross country RV excursion or heading out to a midnight movie.

Of all her many accomplishments, Sue’s greatest pride and legacy are her family. Her son carries her smile, which was always shared freely. Her daughters carry her joyous laughter, which always filled the room. Her grandchildren carry her stories. And her husband will forever hold her heart. Sue loved her family fiercely and unconditionally, and they all deeply mourn the loss of their special family matriarch.

Sue’s immediate family includes her husband, Bob; son Ken and his wife Cindy Taylor and their children Alex and Tyler Sedlacek, Hannah Taylor, and Lauren Taylor; daughter Terri and her husband Jim Raudenbush and their daughters Halie and Paige; daughter Nancy Boxler (and her recently deceased husband Steve) and their daughter Lia; daughter Carol and her husband Phillip Blea and their children Taylor and Bella.

Arrangements were made at City View Funeral Home & Cemetery. A small ceremony for the immediate family will be held in the near future to spread Sue`s ashes and celebrate her life.

Those of you that wish to give a memorial can contribute to Kindred Hospice:

Kindred Hospice
698 12th Street SE
Salem, Oregon 97301

Please sign the online guestbook at this link:

Rodney Ross Miles

December 31 1924 - November 11 2020

Rodney Ross Miles, 95, a lifetime resident of Salem, passed away of natural causes on November 11th, 2020.

Rod was born on December 31, 1924, and was a graduate of Salem High School. After high school he married the love of his life, Eleanor Stroud in Greensboro, North Carolina. They recently celebrated their 76th wedding anniversary.

In his formative years, Rod experienced a variety of jobs from logging in the northwest to caregiving in a mental institution. After World War II, Rod worked for the Oregonian, Corvallis Gazette Times and was named the Junior First Citizen of Corvallis. Rod retired in 1989 after 30 years as Circulation Manager with the Statesman Journal newspaper. He managed and taught hundreds of kids the value of hard work through their paper routes and how to manage their money. Nothing made Rod happier than seeing those very kids grow-up to be successful and many of them thanked Rod years later.

Rod was active with the Salem Downtown Association, The Presbyterian Church, Kiwanis, assisting Governor Tom McCall in Youth employment activities, the Pacific Northwest International Circulation Managers Association, and was a member of the Statesman-Journal Editorial Board. He was a leader in bringing people together for positive outcomes and thoroughly enjoyed adding his energy to creating improvement. He could be seen at the State Capitol working for kids or at the annual lighting of the Salem Christmas tree. If it involved families, Rod was an enthusiastic partner and always with his easy smile.

Family was everything to Rod. As a loving husband, father, brother, son, grandfather and great grandfather, nothing made him happier than his family time. He also had a great interest in engineering and anything mechanical especially engines of all sizes. If it didn’t run, he was going to get it running and he shared his hobby with all four sons and many grandkids who can be seen driving handmade cars built by Rod through the years.

He is survived by his wife, Eleanor, and their four sons, Terry (Gayna), Mike (Sandra), Rod (Corby) and Greg (Cherri), eight grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and brother, Ward, of Washington.

A private family graveside service is planned. A reception will be held at a later date.

Jack William La Box

January 19 1944 - November 10 2020

Jack was born to Jack William LaBox Sr. and Doris Mae Runner LaBox in Portland Oregon. The family settled in Salem, OR. He joined the Army at a young age. He used to say, “I spent my 17th birthday at Check Point Charlie & my 21st in the Rice Pattie”. When he returned from Vietnam, he traveled all over the country as a Chef in a variety of restaurants. He was Chef on many ships such as a Survey in the Mediterranean, Fishing in Alaska and a Dredge Co. out of Louisiana. Once settled at home he became very active in Military & Non-Profit organizations. He always wanted to help out a fellow veteran. Jack held many positions; Department of Oregon American Legion Legislative Chairman, A.L. District 2 Commander, A.L. Post #9 Commander, La Societe des Quarante Hommes et Huit Chevaux “Forty & Eight” Grand Chef de Gare, Voiture #153 Chef de Gare, Offices in Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 305, Willamette Eagles 2081, member of the Salem Elks 336 & associate member 0f Keizer Elks 2472. He always felt like these were extended family. In 1999 he met the love of his life Alice Thomas; she was his significate other until his last day. They shared many wonderful experiences, travel, music, singing and just being together. He loved photography, cameras and had a large collection of watches. He was the oldest of eight siblings and liked to call himself “the big brother”! He is survived by his siblings; Phillip LaBox of Texas, Mike LaBox of Cave Junction, Billie Maden of Salem, Ver-Jean Wiess of Salem, & Renee Lindberg of Beaverton. He is preceded in death by sibling Steve and Don LaBox.
Always loved & forever in our hearts.
In lien of flowers, donations can be made in his honor to Voiture #153, P.O. Box 4, Salem, OR 97308.

Daphne Ione Bentson

December 22 1924 - November 9 2020

Daphne Ione Bentson was born December 22, 1924, in Veblen, South Dakota, to Carl and Esther Gilbertson. She died at Salem Hospital November 9, 2020. Daphne was predeceased by Sumner Bentson, her husband of fifty-three years. She was the loving mother of six children: Linda Bentson, Peter Bentson, Mary Bentson, John Bentson, Paul Bentson, and Mark Bentson. Daphne was the beloved grandmother of nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Growing up mainly in the Midwest, Daphne graduated with a degree in biology from Augustana College and became a medical technician. After their marriage, Daphne and Sumner ultimately settled in Salem and raised their growing family, enjoying all the Northwest offers, including hiking, camping, and cross country skiing. They were both active members of Holy Cross Lutheran Church.
Daphne was an avid reader, belonging to two book clubs. She enjoyed games of every kind, including bridge with two groups, pinochle, Trivial Pursuit with her family, and daily crosswords. She volunteered in many capacities, such as through her church, the Salem Public Library, and the League of Women Voters. She tirelessly arranged family outings and holidays, and will be remembered by all for her wonderful baking, knitting, sewing, patience, and love of travel and learning throughout her entire life.
A family service will be held at City View Cemetery. If you wish to make a contribution or donation, please remember The Holy Cross Lutheran Church Memorial Fund or charity of your choice. Due to Covid, no reception will be held at this time.

Doris K Petersen

June 23 1930 - October 29 2020

Doris Kathryn Petersen (1930-2020)

Doris passed away in her Oregon home on October 29, 2020. She was born on June 23, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois. The oldest of three daughters Doris enjoyed sporting events, classical music, and dance. Although a true Chicagoan, she spent many summers in Virginia Beach with her maternal grandparents.

Doris attended Colorado College where she studied business and continued to enjoy taking and performing dance. While attending college Doris met the love of her life, Robert Petersen. Doris and Bob were married the day after graduation and later moved to Rockford, Illinois where they raised six children together. Doris shared her love of education and taught third grade at Holy Family Catholic school for many years. She was a loving, thoughtful, and caring person who would always share a warm smile and encouraging word.

Doris is predeceased by her husband of 64 years, her eldest daughter Janie Petersen, her parents, and both of her sisters. Doris is greatly loved and missed by her children Daniel (Cindy) Petersen, Kristine (Andy) Voigt, Karen Alexander, Kathryn (Drew) Wickham, William (Sally) Petersen, multiple grandchildren and great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Memories of her joy of life, love of flowers and music, and caring and giving nature will remain a guiding light for all who were fortunate to know her.

In keeping with Doris`s wishes, a private memorial will be held.

Millie Yvonne O`Neil

January 11 1938 - October 10 2020

MILLIE YVONNE O’NEAL—daughter of the late Oliver and Flois Wigley, was born in Jonesboro LA on January 11, 1938. After living a life of travel, family, and service to the Lord, Millie passed away on October 10, 2020. She was married to her late husband Dick O’Neil, mother to Ed (Stephanie) O’Neil, Cheryl O’Neil, and Rich O’Neil. She enjoyed 3 grandchildren, Cameron (Makenzie) O’Neil, Haley (Stephen) Weiland, and Catherine O’Neil. God also blessed her with Lilias O’Neil, her first great-grandchild.

From Switzerland and Paris to many more states, Millie had many experiences traveling. She settled in Salem, Oregon raising her family, and working a flower business with husband Dick. They were active members at Salem Church of the Nazarene, each serving in various ways. After the tragic accident of son Rich, she faithfully cared for him for 20 plus years. Because of her love of reading, it was her Bible that renewed her strength. We her family are sad at her passing but joyful at her entrance into heaven.

James DeWayne Wollslair

June 15 1947 - October 9 2020

James A. Wollslair Was a very patriotic man serving 20 years in the US Navy. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing & above all golfing in his spare time. He loved his family & friends dearly and is survived by his wife, daughter & son, 6 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. He passed away on October 9, 2020 at Salem Hospital. Funeral services will be on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 3pm held at City View Cemetery 390 Hoyt St. S. Salem, Or 97302

Patricia June Oas

June 26 1923 - October 7 2020

Patricia J. Oas June 1923-October 2020

Pat Oas passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of October 7th at 97 years old. She will be greatly missed by her daughters Jan Woods and husband Gene of Corvallis, OR. and Karen Stockbridge and husband Kurt of Palos Verdes Estates, CA. She is also survived by her grandchildren Katie Woods, Mark Woods (Sarra), Kyle Stockbridge and Phil Stockbridge and several nieces and nephews.

Pat was born and raised in Berkeley, California, the youngest daughter of Edythe and Vincent Cooley. She attended business school, as her parents did not allow her to attend college. After graduating, she went on to work for the railroad in the San Francisco Bay Area.

After the death of Jan`s father, mother and daughter were blessed when Pat married Einar Oas Jr. (Hank) and after Karen was born they moved to the East Bay community of Orinda where they raised their girls in a spotless home filled with love and happiness.

Pat was a member of Tilden Golf Course, Eastern Star, Newcomers and the Mercedes Club. She volunteered with PTA, as a Scout leader and at local hospitals. She played golf and liked nothing more than a good game of bridge. They both enjoyed the many friendships they developed in Orinda and Salem, OR. She and Hank loved their annual trips to Twain Harte, CA and their travels around the globe.

After raising her girls, she spent quite a few years as a successful real estate broker until retiring in 1991 so she and Hank could move to Oregon to be close to Jan, Karen and her grandchildren.

Pat was beautiful and kind, a loving mother and wife. She was predeceased by her husband Hank of 41 years , her parents, brother Bob Cooley and sister Evelyn Traxler and Jan`s father Weldon Cedarholm. She will be dearly missed and never forgotten.

The family is forever grateful for the compassionate care and advocacy of Regent Care Senior Living in Corvallis as well as Samaritan Evergreen Hospice.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Alzheimers Research Foundation would be greatly appreciated. No memorial service will be held at this time.

Leonard Adrianus Poot

January 22 1936 - September 30 2020

Leonard Adrianus Poot, 84, of Salem, OR passed away on September 30th, 2020. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 6:30pm at Immanuel`s Reformed Church in Salem where Leonard had been a member since 1991. Pastor Todd Joling will be officiating the service. A private burial for family is set for that morning.
Leonard was born on January 22, 1936 in De Lier Holland, The Netherlands, to William and Sophia Poot. The family of 11 immigrated to the U.S. via boat in September 1955. The Poot family was sponsored by his future wife`s family. He married Elsie Boerman on September 30, 1960 in New York.
They were married for 60 years. He is survived by his wife, Elsie and seven children; Anna (Dennis) Viss of Medford, Sharon (Rick) Starr in Florida, Jonathan (Cindy) Poot in Idaho, Linda (Rudy) Silva of Independence, Richard (Sandy) Poot of Salem, Wenda (Nathan) LeMoss of Salem and Janet Poot of Keizer. There are 23 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. He is also survived by all of his siblings, 6 brothers and 2 sisters scattered along the west coast and Canada. Leonard was preceded in death by his parents.
In 1964 Leonard moved his family to Ohio for a year. Then they moved to California in 1965. They lived in the San Joaquin Valley in California for 25 years. During that time Leonard and Elsie ran a chicken ranch. Later they grew English cucumbers and Tomatoes in a large greenhouse operation. In
1985 they took a leap up to Oregon. Leonard had a Kubota and Snapper dealership in Hubbard. He later started Grower`s Nursery Supply in 1992 which he moved to the north Salem area in 1996. Leonard and Elsie sold their business and retired in 2005 and remained living in Salem. Leonard suffered a massive stroke in August of 2013 and some other strokes that followed which left him mostly wheelchair bound. His family was thankful to have him another seven years after.
During his life, Leonard was very active in his church for years. He served as an elder the consistory. He and Elsie would enjoy camping in the summertime with the church family and family. He loved going fishing, taking his boat out on the lake. He and Elsie were able to take their motor home and drive across country twice to visit family on the east coast and sight see along the way. He also dabbled in side projects as he had to keep himself busy. While he was retired he enjoyed growing plants and flowers to sell. Even after he was wheelchair bound, he still continued to grow his plants and flower baskets until he passed. He enjoyed taking the flowers he grew, giving them to those he knew.
Leonard, you will forever live in our hearts. You loved the Lord, raising your children in the house of the Lord and worked hard all of your life to be a good provider. Pictures give us memories of the faces you would pull, being goofy with your sense of humor. You sure loved fishing, now you can catch that big one from heaven, no assistance needed. Thank you for your legacy, until we meet again.
For monetary donations in Leonard`s memory, send all donations to Immanuel`s Reformed Church

James Ray McCollum

November 4 1932 - September 30 2020

James Ray McCollum, surrounded by the love of his family, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on the evening of September 30th, 2020.
Jim was born November 4th, 1932 in Lewistown, Montana. Born prematurely, he weighed only 3 pounds at birth, and was sent home from the hospital a few days later to his parents` log cabin home. His mother enabled him to survive the harsh Montana winter by heating bricks in their wood stove and carefully placing them around his tiny body.
As Jim grew up on his family`s ranch, he attended a one-room school near his home. When he wasn`t in school, he would help with herding the cattle and sheep, haying, and any other chores that needed to be done. His favorite pastime was riding his horse, which he did at every opportunity.
Following graduation from Lewistown High School in 1951, he enlisted in the United States Air Force, spending much of the next four years stationed at Spangdahlem Air Base in Germany.
After the military, Jim settled in Salem, where his mother, sister and extended family were living. It was here that he met his beloved wife Doris in 1956. The following year their first and only child was born, Janet Lee.
Jim worked hard to provide for his family. He worked at McGilchrist & Sons Roofing for several years before working at Berkheimers/Allied Building Supply for over 25 years. During this time he bought a number of horses and shared his love of riding with his daughter.
Jim will be remembered especially for his strong faith in God, his love for his family and the caring he had for others. He was deeply loved, and will be greatly missed.
Jim is survived by his daughter Janet Lee Granat, grandson John Granat (Andrea), great-grandsons Wesley and Owen, and niece Paula Loder. He was preceded in death by his wife Doris, parents Frank and Mildred McCollum, brothers Paul and John, sister Nina Lanier and grandson Michael Granat.
Jim will be buried at City View Cemetery on October 7th at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Macleay Bible Church, 2108 84th Ave S.E., Salem, OR 97317.

Eldon Williams

June 7 1949 - September 26 2020

Eldon Williams. June 7th, 1949 -September 26th, 2020.
After living a life full of adventure and mischief, Eldon passed away at 71 while surrounded by his loved ones. He was preceded in death by his brother Zane and son Richard
Eldon was born in Spokane, Washington to his parents Harold, and Audrey Williams. He was fortunate to be raised with his siblings Truella, Zane, Albert and Lucille. The memories that he made during his childhood with his siblings was something he treasured. He would often talk of their pranks, jokes, and silly actions that brought a smile to his face, even during the hardest of times.
On Easter Sunday, at just 12 years old, he met a woman who would change his life. He met his wife Darlene, and they were first married on February 5th, 1968. Together they had two children, Richard and Tanya. From his children he was blessed with two grandchildren, Steve and Daphne. He was also great grandfather to Steve’s son, Devon. As a grandpa he shined, filling days with fun and happiness.
Eldon was a hardworking, fiercely protective, compassionate man who made sure that he lived his life true to himself. He loved going on walks with his dog Tootsie, feeding the hummingbirds and watching them on his back patio, dumdum lollipops, country western movies, and relaxing with an ice-cold beer. The last week of his life was filled with love, family and support. He enjoyed a family dinner and birthday party, saw his siblings Truella and Albert, shared jokes with his brother-in-law Chuck, and was able to express his love to those who surround him.
Anyone wanting to honor Eldon should call their family and tell them they are loved, watch a good movie or show, and enjoy an ice-cold beer.
His family will be having a private memorial at home when it is safe to gather together.

Don Wait

December 17 1951 - September 26 2020

Don Wait, 68, of Salem, died September 26,2020, at his Salem home.
He was born December 17, 1951, to Don and Rose (Sisk) Wait.
On July 9, 1971, he married Shirley Marie Wilson. They raised two sons, Don and Jessica (Bolle); and Christopher. Two daughters, Tennille and Sarah. Four grandchildren, Tyler, Brytney, Emily, and Jacob.
Don was preceded in death by his father, Don; mother, Rose; and brother and sister-in-law, Larry and Jeannie Garrison; brother-in-law Rodger Fudge.
He is survived by his wife Shirley, his four children, daughter-in-law, and grandchildren. Brother and sisters-in-law, Ross and Sandy Garrison, and David and Barbara Wait. Sister, Elaine Fudge; and several cousins, nieces, and nephews.
He enjoyed spending time with family playing cards, working on cars, and BBQs. One of his favorite sayings were “open those doors and open them wide to let that fresh air right inside.”
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, October 22, 2020, at City View Funeral Home and Cemetery, 390 Hoyt Street South, Salem, Oregon, 97302 at 3:00 pm. A family gathering will be held following the service.

Frank Walker

June 29 1930 - September 19 2020

Frank Walker, beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away on September 19
in Salem, OR due to his congestive heart failure condition. Frank was born on July 29, 1930
in Cleveland, Ohio, the youngest child in a family of five siblings and parents, Frank and Katherine.

While attending John Marshall High School, Frank learned to play the clarinet and saxophone. Besides the marching band, Frank also joined a local “Big Band” and loved playing jazz and swing music. This began a lifelong interest in music, singing and dancing.

Frank served in the US Navy from 1950-1954 and shortly after discharging, he attended a VFW dance and hit the jackpot by asking a beautiful brunette woman, named Kitty, to dance. This encounter led to a 64 year marriage to Catherine “Kitty” (Hrestak), two children, Cindy Rasmussen and Bob Walker (Cathy) and eventually five grandchildren, Gretchen Higgins (Michael), Keith Brandtjen (Dani), Kayla Davis (Denver), Erin Walker and Lauren Walker. Frank had a long career as an Electrician and helped build the family home in North Olmsted, Ohio.

In 1989, Frank & Kitty made an adventurous move to Salem, Oregon to be closer to family. They also became snowbirds, traveling to Florida and Arizona. They bought a condo, then a home in Sun City West, AZ and lived the good life there from 2008-2018. The Springs Independent Living became their home when they moved back to Salem due to health concerns in June 2018.

Things to know about Frank: He was devoted to his family, a social butterfly, loved talking to people, especially over a few beers. He had a fantastic sense of humor, loved to crack jokes and tease. He enjoyed traveling, golf, gardening and video poker. He was a hard worker, capable of fixing anything and helped family and friends with many projects. He was dependable, good hearted and fun!
Due to Covid 19, a private interment service will be held on September 25th at City View Cemetery.

Dale Wilkerson

June 11 1942 - September 18 2020

Dale Alan Wilkerson entered heaven on September 18, 2020 at the age of 78. He was born June 11, 1942 to James and Theodora (Woolery) Wilkerson, in Colusa Calif. His family moved several times before settling in Williams, Ca.
After serving in the Army National Guard, Fort Ord, he went to work for the State of Ca, Caltrans, where he worked for 38 years, retiring from the Dept of Transportation as an engineer.
In 1967, his cousin Don Woolery, wanted to find a date for him. The date turned out to be his future wife, Verlene Reimer. The week after meeting her, he attended a David Wilkerson (Teen Challenge, no relation) meeting & was convicted of his need to accept the Lord. They married in 1968, lived in West Sacramento for a short time, then Willows Ca. then settled in Yuba City CA for 48 yrs. He actively served at Grace Baptist Church in charge of the Building & Grounds and wherever he was needed. He also enjoyed traveling the country and did so as often as he could.
In 2017 the family moved to Stayton, Oregon so the family could all be together. The hills around the “family” farm beckoned to him to get on his motorcycle and RIDE. Many friends were made by stopping at out of the way eateries. The local Mcdonalds became his coffee shop hangout, meeting with several other retirees. When McDonalds shutdown they found coffee wherever they could, Iron Clad in Stayton being his favorite. He loved to chat with anyone who would listen.
With the family by his side, the Lord took him home after a very brief battle with pancreatic cancer.
Along with his wife of 52 years, he is survived by his 2 daughters, Mary Lopez, and Dalene (Robert) Stiegman. Grandchildren, Ethan & Elena Lopez & Isaac Stiegman. Siblings, Bruce (Melissa ) Wilkerson, Martha (Roy) Danielian, and many nieces & nephews. His sister, Mary Ellen, preceded him in death.
Memorial Services will be held at Grace Baptist Church Salem, Oregon.

George Marc Choate

October 7 1939 - September 11 2020

George Marc Choate

G. Marc Choate, 80, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away peacefully on September 11, 2020 surrounded by his loving family.

Marc was born in Seattle, WA on October 7, 1939 to George and Betty Choate.

Every moment spent with Marc will always be cherished by his beloved and loving wife of 38 years, Dulce Conch Virata, his adored and loving children Carrie (Doug), Casey, Martha (Joe), grandchildren Colin (Kara), Pearl, William Marc, and great-grandchildren, Bobbi, Radlee, and Colby.

Marc is also survived by siblings, Doug and Mari Edith, as well as nephews, nieces, dear friends and colleagues. He has always held the deepest affection for all of them. Additionally, Marc is survived by his many graduate students, primarily from Atkinson Graduate School of Management, who have enriched his life and for whom he has always wished a good life.

The family wishes to thank Dr. William Pierce and staff, Dr. Alan Hay and staff, Dr. R.B. Bell and staff, and Kindred Hospice for the wonderful care they have given Marc.

A private family graveside service will be held at City View Cemetery.

Delvis Champ Freeman

October 21 1941 - September 1 2020

Delvis “Del” Champ Freeman passed away peacefully on September 1, 2020 at home in Salem.

Del was born in Ackerly, Texas to Elvis Lloyd and Mellie Lou (née Wilkerson) Freeman, and moved to Turner, Oregon as a child. Del attended Cascade High School where he was a three-sport varsity athlete, earning letters in baseball, basketball and football, and was later inducted into the Cascade Athletic Hall of Fame. Del played football at Western Oregon State University, and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Education in 1965. He later went on to earn a Master’s Degree in Education from Oregon State University.

Del was a passionate, life-long educator, teaching Social Studies and History for middle and high school students, as well as at community colleges. Del coached football at both Sheldon and South Eugene High Schools, among others, and served as an umpire and referee for various sports, across secondary and collegiate levels.

Del became a nationally-recognized expert in Driver Education and Traffic Safety. He worked as a Driver Education Program Specialist and a State Administrator for the Oregon Department of Education’s Driver Education Program. He was the past President of the Association of State Supervisors of Safety and Driver Education, and was a Board Member for the American Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association.

Del was greatly involved in Team Oregon’s Motorcycle Safety Program, helping to develop curriculum and teaching traffic safety courses for motorcycles and ATVs. Throughout his career, Del was honored with innumerable awards recognizing his dedication and commitment to excellence, including a Lifetime Achievement Award by Team Oregon. Del was chosen as a Team Leader for People-to-People International, and led a team of 29 national Driver Educators to share knowledge and techniques to Russia, Hungary and China.

Del will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 24 years, Karen (née Zegar), his daughters Kristine Freeman and Delyn Cole (Curtis) and step-children Courtney Feldman (Elliott) and Daniel Croak. He will be greatly missed by his grandsons Christopher Cole, Nicholas Cole, and Nigel Harris and step-grandson Heath Feldman. Del was the favorite brother of his beloved sisters, Dorene Garland (Gene), Alene Showers, Carol Bonnette and Patsy Nickels (Len), who will remember him fondly. His many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews will remember his singing voice and jokes. He will also be greatly missed by his best fur friend, Aidan.

Friends and family are invited to attend a viewing honoring Del’s memory on Thursday, September 3, 2020 from 1:00 to 7:00 p.m. at City View Funeral Home and Cemetery at 390 Hoyt Street in Salem. A private funeral will follow.

Memorial donations in Del’s memory may be made to the American Heart Association.

Robert Leroy Sweet

November 4 1925 - September 1 2020

Robert Leroy Sweet (Bob) was born November 4, 1925, to Thomas and Mary Lovesee Sweet, at their home in the Iron Springs area of southeastern Montana. Bob had two sisters, Irene and Ellen; both predeceased him. As a teen he moved into Hardin with his mother and graduated from Hardin High School in 1943. Immediately upon graduating Bob joined the US Navy and proudly served as a Carpenters Mate in the Seabees Construction Battalion NCB-572 in the South Pacific during WW II. When demobilized at the end of the war, Bob returned home and enrolled at Montana State University. He graduated with a BS degree in Civil Engineering and Irrigation Engineering in 1951. While in college he married Marie Louise Bentley. Together, Bob and Marie raised three children: twins Martha Ann and Marilynn Kay, and son Thomas Leroy. After Marie’s death in 1969, Bob married Clara Nickel. They were happily married for 44 years before her death in 2013. Bob’s entire 30-year professional career was spent working for the US Government. His first 10 years were with the Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Reclamation in Wyoming. Overseas adventures then called; Bob worked 20 years as an engineer and administrator for the US State Department foreign aid program (USOM/USAID). He led food and agriculture and rural development projects in Libya, Nigeria, Uganda, VietNam, Ethiopia, and Indonesia before his retirement in 1975. Upon retirement Bob and Clara enjoyed work as licensed realtors and antique restorers in California and Oregon. Bob was an avid stamp collector and enjoyed many fishing trips with his family. Bob and Clara were very active in their church and loved RV`ing across the country and cruising with Holland America.
Bob is survived by his children, Martha Ann Holt, Marilynn Kay Collins, and Thomas Leroy (Joan) Sweet, 7 grandchildren, and 5 greatgrandchildren.
A private interment will be held in the Willamette National Cemetery in Portland. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to African Inland Mission in care of Kevin and Amy Wells, PO Box 3611, Peachtree City, Georgia, 30269.
Special thanks to the Capital Manor, Manor Care and Willamette Valley Hospice professionals who lovingly cared for Bob in his final years. Arrangements by City View Funeral Home, Salem, Oregon.

Dennis D. Barnes Sr.

August 17 1959 - August 31 2020

Dennis D. Barnes, Sr.

Dennis passed away at home on August 31st, 2020 after doing all he could to battle cancer that was discovered in April of this year. He was born in Salem to Cecil and Janet Barnes on August 17th, 1959. In 1977 he graduated from McNary High School and then took some agricultural courses at Chemeketa Community College. Dennis and Wendy Wenger were married in 1984 and raised two sons while living in northeast Salem on the farm that had been in his family for many years. Dennis was an excellent fork lift driver which he did along with other warehouse jobs over the years. He enjoyed fishing, camping and gardening. Dennis loved his family, friends and a special cat named Iris, he will be greatly missed. Dennis is survived by his wife Wendy Barnes, his son DJ Barnes and sisters, Brenda Vawser and Diane Frankenhauser. He was preceded in death by his parents, Cecil and Janet Barnes and his son Alex Barnes. Due to Covid-19 a small graveside service was held on September 4th, 2020 at City View Cemetery with plans for a Celebration of Life next summer.

Gean Hatzantonis

June 13 1927 - August 21 2020

Gean Hatzantonis (YiaYia to her loved ones), 93, passed peacefully on August 21, 2020. She was one of a kind, world’s best YiaYia, loved beyond this earth, a warrior, a fighter, a kind-hearted, always smiling, adventure seeker with a heart of gold, a wicked sense of humor, and eyes like the bluest of skies and ocean. You are missed immensely and loved so much. Please guide us through, watch over us and love us from above.

Gary Robert Kamlin

May 23 1939 - August 18 2020

Salem – Gary passed away August 19, 2020 after a long battle with Parkinson’s. He was born May 23, 1939 to Thelma and Vernon Kamlin in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. He spent his younger years in Seattle, graduating from Lincoln High School in 1957. One of his greatest memories was winning 3 consecutive high school basketball state championships. He attended Pacific Lutheran for 2 years before transferring to Seattle Pacific University where he graduated with a teaching degree. He did a brief stint in the navy reserves in the early 1960’s before going on to teach at an elementary school in Sauvie Island. Gary later went into real estate but ventured into computer technology when it began. Most of his career was spent in computers. He started out automating the State of Oregon. Later, he and a friend went into business for themselves until his first retirement. His last retirement job was driving a milk truck for the co-op in McMinnville. Gary enjoyed picking up milk and handing out cookies to the children at the farms. He loved children of all ages, and was a big one himself.
Basketball was one of his great loves and he played into his late 60’s. Gary was an avid golfer and a member of Illahe Hills Country Club for many years. There wasn’t a sport he didn’t enjoy or excel at. He also enjoyed camping and fishing with his children and grandchildren. He loved having a houseful of kids around. He had a great sense of humor. Gary proudly supported his children and grandchildren in their endeavors and, especially, their sporting events. He was their greatest fan. During the kids’ school years, he coached many of their teams and later filmed games for the coaching staff.
Gary is survived by his wife Carroll, daughters Emily (Downing-Moore), Twylla (Biasi), Courtney (Meuchel), Ejan (Tyler), sons Brian (Downing) and Kurt (Johnson), sisters Karolyn (Lee) and Cherie (Cohrs). He was blessed with 20 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. His grandkids say they had “The Best Grandpa Ever”. Gary was preceded in death by his parents, son Jon-Paul (Johnson) and daughter Alissa (Kamlin).
No services will be held, at his request. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

M. Joann Foster

August 11 1928 - August 15 2020

Margaret Joann (Kilen) Foster

M. Joann Foster, 92 of Salem, passed away August 15, 2020. Joann was born on August 11, 1928 in The Dalles, Oregon to parents Elias and Margaret Louise (Umphrey) Kilen. As a child she moved with her parents to McMinnville where she graduated from McMinnville High School. She then attended and graduated from Linfield College, where she met her husband, Thomas M. Foster. In July of this year Tom and Joann celebrated their 70th Wedding Anniversary.

Joann and Tom raised their three children in Coos Bay, Oregon. A devoted and loving mother, she enjoyed her family and was involved in many activities of her children’s lives. Joann had a passion for reading, travel, was an excellent cook, and a wonderful hostess. She also loved to knit and garden. As a couple Joann and Tom were avid Linfield fans, attending many sporting events.

Along with husband Tom, Joann is survived by daughters Nancy (Mark) McCollum, Marcia (Steve) Wohlwend and son Martin Foster. She was blessed with seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Joann was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers James, Bruce, and Donald. She is deeply missed and was loved by her family and many friends.

A family memorial service will be held in September. Arrangements entrusted to City View Mortuary, Salem, Oregon.

Robert Lee Kinney

August 29 1940 - August 12 2020

Robert (Bob) Lee Kinney was born August 29,1940 in Wenatchee, Washington. After an extended illness, he passed away in Salem, Oregon on August 12th at age 79...with his wife Sharon at his side!!

Bob attended Wenatchee schools including Columbia Grade School....HB Ellison Junior high and
Wenatchee High School....graduating in the great class of 1958 and he thoroughly enjoyed attending
many of the class reunions...through the years!! He went on to Washington State University in Pullman Washington and graduated with a Bachelors and Masters degrees in Metallurgical Engineering.

Bob went to work for Intalco Aluminum Corp in Ferndale, Washington as a metallurgist and from there went to Martin Marietta Aluminum in The Dalles, Oregon as their metallurgist and moved on with them into outside sales in Tulsa,Oklahoma and Kansas City, Missouri. Bob continued on in sales and metallurgy with several other companies until he joined General Dynamics Corp. in Fort Worth, Texas as a QA Engineering Specialist and was there during the Reagan decade of the 198o`s building of the F-16. From there Bob came back to the Great Northwest and joined Wah Chang Corp. in Albany, Oregon in metallurgical sales for 11 years. After a year of semi retirement he joined the
Oregon Revenue Dept. in the tax division, and after a very enjoyable time there, he retired at the end

Bob enjoyed all kinds of sports, and he loved watching and listening to his favorite entertainer, Elvis. He even performed as Elvis on several occasions at church events

Bob and Sharon and their children attended Assemblies of God churches where ever they lived in the US. Bob taught Sunday School and started Royal Ranger programs in a couple of churches. In Salem, Bob attended Peoples Church.

Bob is survived by his wife Sharon of 55 years. His son Derrick (Kara) daughter Krista, 6 grandchildren Whitney, Anthony, Lauren, Hannah, Conner, Dillon, all of Dallas-Fort Worth area, and 2 grant grandchildren Connor and Chase of North Carolina.

Bob was preceded in death by his dad Tom, his mom Helen, and brother Jim. Charity donations may be made to Union Gospel Mission, or Samaritans Purse Be sure and don`t miss Heaven, when you leave this world!!John 3:16-17

Patricia J Roberts

January 10 1942 - August 6 2020

Patricia Jean Case was born Jan. 10, 1942 in Hood River to Miles B. and Freda May (Newbill) Case. She grew up in Dee. As an adult she moved to Albany where she met and married Royce M. Roberts. He preceded her in death as did a son, Phillip. Royce and Patricia moved to Parkdale where they enjoyed many years on their ten acre farm until Royce died and Patricia moved in to Hood River.
Patricia had been a fruit processor, switch board operator and a CNA. She and Royce enjoyed travelling with their 5th wheel and served as campground hosts in the southwest and Alaska (while traveling to Alaska she was able to back their 35 foot 5th wheel onto the ferry). Patricia was an amazing cook and loved hosting get togethers for family and friends.
They were always faithful members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Patricia died Thursday, August 6 at Hood River Hospital after a brief illness.
A graveside service will be held at 11 am Wednesday, August 12 in Idlewilde Cemetery in Hood River, OR.

Trevor Justin Dukes

February 14 1992 - August 4 2020

Trevor Dukes, age 28, passed away on August 4th. He was a loving son, brother and friend. He is survived by his mother, Kim Dukes, his brother Derrick Dukes, grandmother Romayne, Uncle Tom, Aunt Dorena, and cousins Winston, Destiny, and Peyton. He was dearly loved and will be dearly missed.

As a Correctional Officer, Trevor held a strong work ethic and respect for all those he served and worked with. Trevor enjoyed gaming, fishing and walking his unruly but adorable dog Mia. He was a kind, genuine, and caring person.

Service details will be set at a later date, in the meantime please have a drink or some good food in his honor.

Willie Jane Nordal

May 3 1938 - July 30 2020

Willie Jane (Birchell) Nordal
May 3, 1938 – July 30, 2020
Willie Nordal, age 82, passed away on Thursday, July 30, 2020 in Salem, Oregon. Born May 3, 1938 in
Carlsbad, New Mexico, the youngest of 7 children; her parents were farmers in that area during the hard
times of the dust bowl and depression. In 1947, at age 9, her family moved to Pedee, Oregon. Willie
always thought western Oregon was a paradise with its tall trees and green spaces. Willie graduated
Dallas High School in 1956 and worked as a nurse`s aide in Salem. She met her husband Dick Nordal in
1957 and they were married September 15 of that year at the church in Kings Valley, Oregon. Their
family started growing soon after and Willie became a full-time mom and homemaker raising four sons
and a daughter. She returned to work outside the home 1984-1987 at the Capitol Manor.
Willie maintained strong ties with her brothers and sisters, helped to care for her in-laws, was a favorite
aunt of many nieces and nephews, and babysat children who fondly referred to her as `Mom Willie.`
Willie and Dick had a strong faith and taught their children to study and interpret the bible. They were a
part of Riviera Baptist Church taking leadership roles for several years. Willie became a great cook, even
though she could only cook beans and spaghetti when first married, perfecting breads and pies that she
would bring to family and church get-togethers. Willie was an avid reader, mostly non-fiction
biographies, newspapers, and she enjoyed crosswords. She liked going on walks, the trails at Minto-
Brown park were a favorite. Willie also loved listening to music, usually country-western and folk music.
Willie kept close with former neighbors and became a fixture at a local coffee shop meeting most days
for coffee and laughs.
Willie is preceded in death by husband John Richard (Dick) Nordal; brothers Richard Birchell and George
Birchell; sisters Mary Snowden and Helen Bowman. Willie is survived by two sisters, Alma Irish (Bob) and
Dorothy Richardson; and five children James D (Ginger), Jerry A (Ellen), Jack W (Susan), Ronald K, and
Linda Ashton (Hank); eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Larry Darnell Wilson

February 15 1935 - July 13 2020

Larry Darnell Wilson February 15, 1935 – July 13, 2020

Larry Darnell Wilson was the first-born child of John Henry and Lottie Wilson in Kilgore Texas. Larry lived a full life serving in the US Army as well as US Airforce. During Larry’s time in the Army & Airforce he played on their organized basketball teams competing against the Harlem Globe Trotters as an opponent. Larry completed his enlistment in Arizona where he made his home. Larry met and married his first wife and best friend Mattie Katherine in 1958.

Larry and Mattie moved to Salem Oregon in the early 1960s where Larry worked for City of Salem until he began attending Welding School and obtained a job welding in the Portland Shipyards from which he retired. After his retirement he met his current wife Virginia White in 1989 and later married. Larry took great pride in Mason activities achieving 33-degree Mason status. Larry was an original member of Salem Mission Church helping construct the building of worship alongside it’s founding Pastor AJ Shankle. Larry became a Deacon while attending Salem Mission church and eventually moved his Deaconship to, To God Be the Glory Ministries for the remainder of his life.

Larry was a dad/father to many 16 total, leaving 13 children to cherish his memory; AD, Gary, and Gilbert Bailey, Larry Wilson, LaSonya Sedore, Valerie Gray, Christopher, Michael, Diontay, Antwan, Teja and Tatiana Wilson, and Jaimie Keaton. Larry’s Children George, Regina and Brenda along with four grandchildren proceeded him in death. Larry leaves 43 grandchildren, 54 great grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren, a host of family and friends.

Due to current restrictions a traditional service will be held at a later date. Viewing will be Thursday July 23 from 10 am to 5 o’clock pm at City View Funeral Home and a repass will be held Friday July 24 at 2:30pm at the lower end of Bush Park.

Patricia Ballantyne

July 1 1928 - July 5 2020

Patricia Ballantyne passed away peacefully on Sunday July 5, 2020. She was born on July 1, 1928 to John and Hazel McGinnis in Portland, Oregon. She spent her younger years 30 miles up the Clackamas River in the small community of Three Lynx, only reached by speeder car. When it was time for high school, Pat and her mother moved to Estacada to continue her education. After graduation, she headed to Oregon State University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree and a minor in Business Economics. While attending a Delta Gamma/Sigma Nu House Dance she met the love of her life Richard (Dick) Ballantyne. They celebrated 64 years of marriage before he passed in 2012.
Upon graduation, Dick and Pat moved to Roseburg, Oregon. He was hired to teach math and be the head basketball coach at the High school. It was there they started their family. Two years later they moved to Salem where Dick became the basketball coach at the brand-new South Salem High. Pat enjoyed the relationships she made over the years with player`s parents and developed lifelong friendships.
Over the years, she taught Adult Education and eventually moved to teaching high school business classes at McNary and South Salem. She also teamed up with a close friend to write a book, `Sewing with Knits `. As her children were growing up, she was a Camp Fire Leader, a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church and volunteered in the summer bible school program. She was also an accomplished piano player and used her love of it to entertain family and friends and instilled the love of music in her children.
Pat continued to be very involved with Delta Gamma, her college sorority, and their philanthropic activities. She enjoyed playing bridge and was also actively involved in the Salem Art Museum, Assistance League and Cherry City Cloggers. She loved her clogging!
Pat is survived by her three children, Claudia of Colorado Springs, CO, Linda of Beaverton and Jon of Salem, seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
Private services will be held at a later date.

Barbara Lester Schmotzer Higley

March 21 1932 - June 26 2020

Barbara Lester Schmotzer Higley, age 88, died on June 26, 2020 in Salem, Oregon. She was born March 21, 1932 to Enos and Blanche Lester in Ballard, Oklahoma, soon moving to Mossyrock, Washington. After her father died in 1941 she moved to Portland, Oregon. When she was 19 her brother, Eddie Goodson, was born. She graduated from Cleveland (Commerce) High School. Barbara married James E. Schmotzer in April of 1953.

Barbara and Jim raised their sons, Jim and John, in Southeast Portland moving to Bend in 1972. She made friends in every setting, maintaining numerous friendships throughout her life. She enjoyed welcoming others into her home for an evening, a meal or longer. Barbara also loved her church family was active in many aspects of congregational life.

For much of the ‘80’s and ‘90’s Barbara was a Sorority House Director, mostly at Willamette University in Salem. She loved the relationships with the students and the campus community.

In 2003 Barbara married George Higley. They shared her home in Woodburn and enjoyed a broad circle of friends and activities, many rooted in church connections, such as working closely with Mehama Community Church and hosting Bible studies. A great joy was visiting her brother, and his family, in Australia. After George passed away in 2014 she lived with friends Dave and Maryette Rowley until moving to Rosewood Court in 2016.
Barbara enjoyed baking, cooking, sewing, deep conversations and serving others. She had an artists eye and a caring heart often seeking out those in need of friendship.

Barbara is survived by her sons; Jim and wife Connie and John and wife Natalie, her brother Eddie and wife Kate, her grandchildren Michael, Kyle and wife Sarah, Danny and Caroline, and great-grandchildren; Caleb, Morgan, Nevaeh, Kairi and Atticus.

There will be a private, family graveside service at Zion Memorial Cemetery. The family is planning a Memorial Service at a later date. Details will be announced as soon as available.

Arrangements by City View Funeral and Cemetery.

Memorial donations are appreciated to Family of Grace church 12414 E. Burnside St. Portland OR 97233.

Laurena Melvina Cox-Mitchell

March 19 1937 - June 24 2020

Laurena ‘ Binky’ Melvina Cox/Mitchell, was born on March 19, 1937 in Walla Walla, WA. to
Francis and Melivna Shock, the second youngest of five sisters. Binky, was married to William
Benton Cox in 1955 and was a loving mother to three sons; Benton, Mitchell and Andrew.
Binky worked as a longtime secretary in Salem. After William’s death in 1990, Binky re-married
Verl Mitchell in 1993, moving to Missouri to ranch until his death in 2012.
Binky was very involved in her home Church, Oak Park Church of God, where she played the
piano and sang in their music ministry. She loved Jesus, her family, friends, music, her pets,
God’s word, food and laughter. She is survived by sisters Laura, Joanne and Becky, her two
sons Ben and Andrew, and her 5 grandchildren.

Laurena Melvina Cox-Mitchell

March 19 1937 - June 24 2020

Laurena ‘ Binky’ Melvina Cox/Mitchell, was born on March 19, 1937 in Walla Walla, WA. to
Francis and Melivna Shock, the second youngest of five sisters. Binky, was married to William
Benton Cox in 1955 and was a loving mother to three sons; Benton, Mitchell and Andrew.
Binky worked as a longtime secretary in Salem. After William’s death in 1990, Binky re-married
Verl Mitchell in 1993, moving to Missouri to ranch until his death in 2012.
Binky was very involved in her home Church, Oak Park Church of God, where she played the
piano and sang in their music ministry. She loved Jesus, her family, friends, music, her pets,
God’s word, food and laughter. She is survived by sisters Laura, Joanne and Becky, her two
sons Ben and Andrew, and her 5 grandchildren.

Ruth Louise Mirrasoul Bahler

September 1 1937 - June 14 2020

Ruth Louise Mirrasoul Bahler September 1 1937-June 14 2020

Ruth `Louise` Mirrasoul Bahler came inyo the world September September 1st 1937. The only child of Irene and Roy Mirrasoul of Coos County. Louise was an intelligent woman going the Oregon State University receiving a degree in bookkeeping. She married her high school sweetheart Alan Bahler on November 18th 1960, they had one daughter together Kathleen. Louise was a kind woman, a good mother and grandmother. She was well liked by her neighbors. She enjoyed watching sports especially OSU play (go Beavers) and her Soap never missing an episode of Days of Our Lives. Louise was also a big animal lover especially dogs and cats. She is survived by her daughter Kathleen Steele of Gervais, her granddaughter Sarah Steele and her husband Bruce Roller of Independence. In lieu of flowers please donate to Willamette Humane Society. Given the current circumstances no service will be held.

Richard (Dick) Robbins

October 15 1940 - June 14 2020

Growing up on a farm, Dick learned that he could do about anything. He took this attitude into his adult life where he worked as a bookkeeper to construction companies, served as a bank officer, owned and operated a post plant and a department store, and built several houses. As a young man, when not working, he was enjoying life with his three children Dean, Doug, Darlene and grandchildren.

Later in life, Dick met and soon married his active counterpart, Lois. They had many adventures together in Montana and after retiring in Salem, Oregon, where they were able to spend precious time with her children, Brad and Shauna. Playing pool as a family was a fond memory they will hold in their hearts. Dick and Lois were always exploring the beautiful hiking trails around Oregon, enjoying each other’s company and making trips back to Montana to see friends and family.

Dick was also a very accomplished musician with several instruments. Watching him play the piano or banjo, was mesmerizing. It was a gift he lovingly shared with his wife,children, step children and grandchildren. Everyone who was lucky enough to know and be loved by Dick felt his unconditional love. He was always his families’ biggest fan and had a way of showing you that you could accomplish great feats knowing he had your back. He was a calming, gentle voice of comfort and guidance.He truly was the best husband, father, step-father and grandfather any of us could’ve asked for, and he was always there, with smiling eyes (blue) when we needed him.

Laura Ellen Warren Guilliams

April 7 1924 - June 13 2020

Laura Ellen Warren Guilliams passed away on June 13, 2020 in Dallas, Oregon
with family beside her. She was 96 years old.
! Laura was born on April 7, 1924 in Prairie City, Oregon to William and Ruth
Warren. Her father, a WWI vet, proceeded her in death in 1932. Her husband William
Guilliams died in 1984. Her older sister, Nettie Downs, and younger sister, Stella Kula
and brothers Tom, Bill Warren and Kenneth Kennedy have also proceeded her in death.
She is survived by sisters Karrol, Karron, Karmen and brothers Keith and Kerman,
daughter, Sonja Guilliams Ely, granddaughters, Val (Danny) Davis and Becky Sana, 5
great grandchildren and 9 great-great grandchildren.
! Laura lived in Newport, Oregon for several years before moving to Salem in
1961. She lived in West Salem for the last 22 to years before moving to assisted living
in Dallas.
! She worked as the manager of the downtown 88 Cent store in Salem for many
years. Retiring from work in 1984 to tend her husband during his illness. Laura liked to
go to the coast if she wasn’t outside tending her flowers or small garden. She loved her
dogs and her modest little house. She also excelled at making pie crust for her granddaughters.
! Per her request there will be no formal services. Donations in her honor may be
made to the Willamette Humane Society in Salem, Oregon.

Nicholas C. Emerson

September 17 1982 - June 13 2020

On Saturday, June 13th, 2020, Nicholas C. Emerson, loving husband, father, son and brother passed away at the age of 37.

Nick was born on September 17th, 1982 in Corvallis, OR to Vickie Moore and Randall Emerson. Nick was working for Keller Supply at the time of his passing.
On July 4th, 2015, he married Jamie Balke with a huge backyard wedding. They had a daughter, Zayleigh together. He also helped raise 2 step-daughters, Hadlee and Jesslyn.

Nick enjoyed fishing and camping with his best friends. He shared his love of space with his daughters. He was also a huge Patriots fan and he would make sure you knew it too.
He had a great sense of humor along with his kindness and compassionate spirit. He loved taking road trips with his family which often led them to California or the Oregon Coast.

Nick is survived by his wife Jamie, daughters, Zayleigh, Hadlee and Jesslyn, mother Vickie(Bert), father Randall, brothers Korey and Chris(Carrie), sister Katie(Justin) and lots of cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Betty L. Baldwin

February 10 1930 - June 10 2020

Betty was born February 10, 1930 in Quamba, Mn. She was an only child of parents, Ray and Margie Sandeen. Betty generally grew up in Hinckley, Mn and attended high school there.
During her teen years she met a neighbor, Raymond Baldwin, who lived on a nearby farm. Their courtship lasted all through their high school years. In 1945, Raymond joined the US Army and was sent to San Antonio, Texas, for service. While on leave he came home and married Betty on June 6, 1946. In early 1947, after Raymond got out of the military Ray and Betty moved to Portland, Oregon. From Portland they spent the next sixty years living in Salem, Seattle then back to Salem.
Betty had a good Christian heart with a forgiving and loving soul. She dearly loved her grand children and especially her many great grandchildren. For the past three years she lived in Newberg with her daughter, Donna Cowan. Betty passed away on June 10 while convalescing at home under the care of Providence Hospice Care.
Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Baldwin and her parents. She is survived by her son, Robert (Pam) Baldwin of Turner, Or. and her daughter, Donna Cowan, of Newberg, Or. And her beloved dog, Bella. Betty was blessed with five grandchildren: Sean Lowery, Diane Ferguson, Larry Lowery, Matt Baldwin, Shelby Lawson; nine great grandchildren and one great great grandson.
Private graveside services will be held at Belcrest Cemetery in Salem.

Roger R. Siepert

August 10 1944 - June 9 2020

Roger Roman Seipert died at home with his family by his side on June 9th, 2020. He was born in Logan, Utah on August 10, 1944. Roger was 75 years old; a husband, a father, a brother, a soldier and a pa pa.

As a husband: Roger was a devoted companion and friend who spent his time caring for his family. Roger married Suny Baker on July 20, 1985. They lived in California and later moved to Oregon where they settled in Salem. They enjoyed simple things such as walking together on the beach collecting shells and spending time with their grand children. Roger & Suny were married 34 years.

As a father: Roger taught his children the importance of hard work, pride in your work and persistence. Roger was a man of action, rather than words. He demonstrated the importance of community involvement by working as a reserve police officer, volunteering with the 20-30 club and other veteran organizations.

As a brother: Roger and his brothers were known as `The Seipert Boys`. They always had big smiles, laughs and spread happiness when they were together.

As a soldier: Roger served in the United States Army and Army National Guard. Due to his heroic actions during combat in Vietnam, Roger received multiple commendations and medals; to include the Purple Heart, the Air Medal and the Bronze Star with Valor. Roger was proud to be an American and to have served his country in the military for over 30 years.

As a pa pa: Roger showed patience, and love of his grand children. He was proud of all of them, looked forward to their visits and messages.

Roger is survived by his wife- Suny Seipert; Brothers- Gary Seipert, Tom & Diane Seipert; Children- Matthew & Darcy Seipert, Heather & Steve Bruhn, Jennifer & David Grimes; LoriLea & Tom Dahl; RaeLynn Mays; JeNice Dawn Kaye; As well as his many grand children & great-grand children.

Roger`s life seems too short to those who loved him. He will be missed tremendously.

`When I die, remember that what you knew of me is with you always. What is buried is only the shell of what was. Do not regret the shell, but remember the man. Remember the father.` - Louis L`amour

Private services and interment at Roseburg National Cemetery, Oregon will be held atm a later date.

Family would like to thank: Salem Police Department, Falck Paramedics & Salem Fire Department.

Adrian Bahler

February 27 1937 - June 5 2020

Adrian Allan ‘Al’ Bahler passed away on June 5, 2020 at the age of 83. He was born in Torrance, California to Rosamond (Harry) Bahler and Adrian Alden Bahler on February 27, 1937.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Ruth Louise Bahler, daughter Kathleen Steele and granddaughter Sarah Steele and her husband Bruce Roller Jr; Betty Wickstrom was his older sister who predeceased him.
Al graduated from Marshfield High School in 1955. He went to college at Oregon State University graduating in 1959. He served three years active duty in the U.S. Navy and then became a reserve officer. He retired out of the Navy as a Captain. After active duty, he returned to OSU to obtain his Masters. Al taught high school Science for many years; first in Rio Vista, CA and then at North Salem High School. After retiring from teaching, he farmed hazelnuts.
In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Oregon Hazelnut Research and Extension Fund c/o Nut Growers Society, 21595-A Delores Way NE, Aurora, OR 97002. Due to the current restrictions, a Memorial Service has not been planned. Cared for by City View Funeral Home.

JoAnne Elizabeth Olsen

August 25 1928 - June 2 2020

Our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend, JoAnne Elizabeth Olsen, passed away this summer after several bouts with pneumonia and other ailments incident to age. We are thankful she was able to be home, with the loving care of her daughters until the end.

JoAnne was born in Lansing, Michigan to Milton A. and H. Ruth Van de Vusse Grover. She spent her youth in Michigan with her parents, brother Jack, and many extended family members around Lansing, Holland and the farm near Big Rapids where she fondly remembered sleeping on a straw mattress.

JoAnne spent much of her free time pursuing her singing abilities. She was a prize student of Dr. Fred Patton from The Met. She often remembered traveling by train down to Detroit for lessons and soaking up the glorious musical talents of all the students chosen to participate in the music conservatory. She had an amazing God-given operatic talent. From a young age she was the paid soloist at a local church every Sunday, which allowed her to afford her lessons, and she sang at all the local weddings.

JoAnne met the love of her life, Sverre Pryser Olsen, a native of Norway, at Michigan State University. They were married in 1951 in Oslo, Norway where she became fluent in Norwegian. They spent two years there before returning to Michigan where two daughters, Anne-Lise and Kristin were born. In 1960 the family moved to Muskegon where JoAnne and Sverre met Bob and Margaret Van Dyke. The families had many happy adventures playing golf at Pontaluna Golf Club and sailing at the Muskegon Yacht Club. In the early 1970s the family moved to Salt Lake City where Mom took up skiing again and then in the early 1990s moved to Oregon. Mom was multi-talented as she excelled in English, home decorating, watercolor painting, and gardening. But nothing brought her more happiness than her family.

Her later years brought sadness with the death of her husband of 63 years and the death of her childhood friend, Mary Lou Sessions Ogletree, but much happiness with her children and grandchildren.

JoAnne was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother Jack, sister-in-law Alice and nephew Steve. She is survived by daughters Anne-Lise Olsen and Kristin Olsen Thompson, son-in-law Thomas Thompson, grandchildren Anne Elizabeth and Peter Andrew Thompson and nephew Robert Grover. We miss her so very much but we know she is in heaven with Christ and we will see her again.

We want to thank the nurses and staff of Serenity Hospice for the care she received during her final days at home. Services are pending. Internment at City View Cemetery, Salem Oregon.

Raymond L. Tompkins

October 12 1926 - May 25 2020

Ray Tompkins, 93, died peacefully in his home on Monday, May 25. He was born on October 12, 1926 in Salem, Oregon. Ray attended Salem High School through his Junior year, then graduated from San Diego High School in June 1944. He joined the war effort for WWII, spending two years as a Gunner’s Mate 3rd Class in the U.S. Navy. After an honorable discharge in June 1946, Ray moved back to Salem and had several jobs before meeting and courting Alice Jackson at his meter reading job at the Salem Gas Company. They married in Raymond, Washington on September 24, 1949 and were married for 61 years before Alice’s passing in 2011.
Ray began a career for the Salem Fire Department in 1950, where he worked 36 years before retiring in 1986. While working as a firefighter, he also had his own business as a brick mason for 35 years.
Ray was a member of the Salem Elks Lodge for nearly 50 years, where he served as an officer for 10 years. He was a member of The American Legion, Post 136, for 67 years, where he served as the post commander in 1973.
In recent years, he was quite active with social events and attending chapel services at Paradise Island Mobile Home Park; making friends and developing relationships with neighbors.
He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Family meant everything to Ray, as he always mentioned.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Alice and brothers Robert and Allen. He is survived by his children Dan (Koleen), Don (Ellen), David (Ruth), Susan (Jim); grandchildren Tony (Mandy), Bill, Andrew, Alyssa (Shawn), Alex, Kelsey (Tim), Connor; great-grandchildren Hayden and Ryan as well as many nieces and nephews.
Donations can be made to Paradise Island Chapel in memory of Ray Tompkins. Contributions can be sent to Dea Williams at 3100 Turner Rd. SE #311, Salem, OR 97302.
A celebration of life will be held at a future date yet to be determined.

Daphne Christine Schneider

March 18 1944 - May 16 2020

Daphne Christine (Gehlar) Schneider passed away, May 16, 2020, in her hometown, Salem OR. Born to Mark and Paula Gehlar, March 18, 1944. She attended South Salem High School, Oregon State, and Columbia University. She taught the hearing impaired before enjoying motherhood and homemaking full-time. Throughout life she enjoyed activities through church, crafting, and a large group of friends- very frequently combining all three. Family and friends were central to her life; making new friends and keeping in touch with old right up to the end. Her children have memories of long visits to the fabric store where they were instructed to keep themselves busy and out of trouble by gathering the straight pins from the floor beneath the bolts of fabric. This may have resulted in some squirming between large rolls of fur and naugahyde and the puncturing of bags of staticky Styrofoam beads. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister-in-law, Barbara (Cornell) Gehlar, she is survived by her brother, Paul Gehlar, son Daniel Schneider and daughter-in-law Teresa DaVigo, daughter Megan Nicoloff, and grandchildren Hayden, Gwenyth, and Ethan Nicoloff, to whom she was fondly referred to as Mimi, and her beloved Yorkie, Bunny. Services will be held at Salem Alliance Church when social distancing becomes less distant. Charitable contributions may be made to Lutheran Community Services in the Amy Nelson Memorial at lcsnw.org or to jessicastrunk.org

Jimmy M. Campoz

December 31 1968 - May 6 2020

December 31, 1968 - May 6, 2020

Salem - Jimmy, age 51, went to be with the Lord on May 6, 2020.

Jimmy was born in Salem, Oregon to Jose `Joe` M. Campoz and Beatrice DeLeon. He was the youngest of five children.

At a young age Jimmy learned how to play the guitar and bass. He loved and enjoyed playing music. Jimmy was also the Worship leader at Jerusalen Iglesia Menonita where he was a member of the church for over 40 years. Jimmy attended Western Mennonite High School, where he learned to be a follower of Christ. Jimmy was a devoted and wonderful father to his three children and for him family always came first. He loved to spend time with his children, and enjoyed taking family trips. Jimmy will be remembered as a faithful servant who took his responsibilities very seriously, by serving God; his family; his church; and community faithfully.

Jimmy is preceded in death by his father Joe Campoz and his sibling Joe Campoz Jr. He is survived by his three children Isaac, Liliana, Jonathan `JJ` Campoz, his mother Beatrice Campoz, his three siblings Frances, Alexandra `Alex`, and Angel Campoz, and Sister-in-Law Luz Campoz.

Jimmy was truly loved and will be missed by all who knew him.

Scripture that Jimmy loved Psalm 23: The Lord is my shepherd; I have all that I need. He lets me rest in green meadows; he leads me beside peaceful streams. He renews my strength. He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to his name. Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me. You prepare a feast for me in the presence of my enemies. You honor me by anointing my head with oil. My cup overflows with blessings. Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will live in the house of the Lord forever.

A celebration of life will be done at a later date.

Roger Eugene Vinyard

February 27 1944 - April 28 2020

Roger Eugene Vinyard of Salem was born February 27, 1944, and died peacefully on April 28, 2020. He was the first of six children born to “Gene” and Etna Vinyard. Roger grew up in the Willow Glen area of Los Gatos, California, and attended Willow Glen High.

Roger loved to travel, especially when he could take off on his motorcycle. He traveled extensively and made many precious memories with friends and family.

Roger also loved to sing. He was a member of the Senate Aires Barbershop Chorus and the Thorsmen Norwegian Male Chorus for many years. He also sang in the Peoples Church choir, continuing long after Parkinson’s robbed him of his singing voice, because “they can’t kick you out of church choir!”

Roger served the citizens of Salem as a police officer for 28 years, retiring as a Lieutenant. He began his career as a motorcycle officer, and that was truly his favorite part of his long career. He made many friends during his time at Salem P.D., many of whom he maintained contact with right up to his passing.

When Roger married Bonnie, his family expanded to include many people he dearly loved. He leaves behind his wife, Bonnie; his children and bonus children, Debye, Derek, Dustin, Braden, and Allison; 14 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, a son-in-law, 3 daughters-in-law, his mother-in-law, as well as a sister, 3 brothers, 5 sisters-in-law, 3 brothers-in-law and so many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Roger will be remembered as a kind man who took his responsibilities seriously. He served God, his family and his community faithfully. Roger was dearly loved and will be missed by all whose lives he touched. A celebration of Roger’s life will be scheduled at a future date when attendees can safely gather.

Rest well, good and faithful servant.

Cynthia `Cindy` Elizabeth Diedrich

March 28 1938 - April 18 2020

Cynthia “Cindy” Elizabeth Diedrich (née Young), age 82, of Salem, Oregon went to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 18, 2020. She was born March 28, 1938 in Sedro-Woolley, Washington to Earl Francis Young and Lola Margaret Young Gillette (née Yeager). Growing up, Cindy and her sister, Mary Anne, were very close, and they remained close until Cindy’s passing. Whenever Cindy would visit Mary Anne, she would always make sure that her sister had all the fixings to make smore’s (Cindy’s favorite treat!). Mary Anne’s favorite memory was teasing that her sister only came to visit for the s’mores.

Cindy met her husband, Earl Raymond, at a community dance hall. Earl remembers Cindy wearing a beautiful brown dress that she had made specifically for the dance. Three months later, she married Earl on January 10,1959, in Sedro-Woolley. They recently celebrated their sixty-first wedding anniversary.
Throughout their marriage, they had many fond memories together, but Earl specifically remembers when she came to visit him while he was working in North Dakota and their trip to Alaska for their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary.

Those who knew Cindy, knew of her heart of gold, her compassion, and her Christlike character. She loved meeting her friends for daily coffee dates, spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, baking delicious treats, adding snowman figurines to her ever-growing collection, and serving others. Her most recent service involvement was organizing the American Red Cross blood drive for Grace Baptist Church, in Salem, where she was a long-time member. She was loved by all who knew her, and she will be dearly missed.

She is preceded in death by her father, Earl; her mother, Lola; and her brother, Joseph. She is survived by her husband, Earl; her sister, Mary Anne and her husband, Sam Brode; her daughter Meloney; her son, Terry and his wife, Kim; her grandchildren, Alicia, Chelsea, Ginnifer, Anna, Keir, and Mina; her great-grandchildren, Adrianna, Jude, and Khaleesi; and her nieces and nephews.

Due to restrictions relating to the COVID-19 virus, her funeral service will be announced at a future date.

Arrangements by City View Funeral Home, Salem, Oregon.

Robert H Mangers

June 11 1923 - March 5 2020

Robert (Bob) Mangers passed away peacefully on March 5 at age 96. Born in Roseland, Nebraska on June 11, 1923, he joined the Navy after graduating from high school. He served in World War II in the South Pacific. In 1946, Bob married Lois Theisen and they moved to Salem, Oregon. He worked in the automobile business most of his career, retiring as the general manager of Withnell and Teague Dodge over 35 years ago. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, woodworker, gardener and loved going to the casino. He is survived by his wife of 74 years, Lois, daughters Nancy Kailey, Jane Mangers, son Bruce Mangers, two grandchildren and one great-grandson. Two children, Dave Mangers and Marcie Mangers preceded him in death. A funeral Mass is being held at St. Edward’s Catholic Church on Wednesday, March 11 at 10:00am. A private internment with full military honors will be held at City View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Willamette Valley Hospice. The family would like to express sincere thanks to the staff at Avamere in Keizer for the excellent care and thoughtfulness over the years and especially over the last several months.

Genevieve Laura Ward

December 18 1927 - February 21 2020

Genevieve “Jenny” Ward, with her family surrounding her, died peacefully February 21, 2020. She was born in Algona, Iowa to Frank and Laura Wieskamp who both preceded her in death as did her brothers Chris and Tom, as well as her sister Agnes. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Will Ward in 2007. Jenny and her family moved from Iowa to San Francisco CA in 1943 and then to Medford, Oregon in 1944. Upon graduating from high school, she went to work for Bell Telephone as a switchboard operator. In 1949, she and Will were married and began their lives together. Jenny followed Will throughout his career from Medford to Canby, Toppinish (WA), Hood River, and Casper (WY). This meant she never completely unpacked boxes as they moved frequently while raising a young family. After Will’s retirement in 1983, Jenny was finally able to unpack every box in the home that she and Will lovingly built together in Salem, Oregon. Jenny was able to pursue her passions including crossword puzzles, reading, stained glass, and other crafts. She took pleasure in spending time with her family, friends, and meeting new people. She also enjoyed swimming and loved taking trips to the coast for clam chowder, beach walks, and seashell collecting. She especially enjoyed spoiling her kids and grandkids with their favorite home-made cookies.

Jenny is survived by her four children, Kathleen (Glenn), Michael (Pam), Curtis, and Steve (Tamsin). She has 11 grandchildren and 13.5 great grandchildren and is also survived by her sister Stella of Savannah, GA.

The family wishes to thank Windflower and staff for their kindness and care of our Mother these past few years.

A celebration honoring both Will and Jenny’s life will be held later this year. A private interment will be at Eagle Point National Cemetery. We request that, in lieu of flowers, donations in Jenny’s memory be made to Willamette Valley Hospice (www.wvh.org).

Gordon David Harder

January 7 1956 - February 2 2020

Gordon, 64, went home to be with Jesus, and reunited with his precious daughter Lisa, on February 2, 2020.
Gordy was a tanker truck driver for 40 years. He enjoyed driving and the “good buddies” that came along the way.
Gordy loved his cars, motorcycles and boats. Many great memories with family and friends were made while camping and being and on the water.
He was especially proud of and loved watching his sons Dusty and Kyle race their drag boats. Gordy always had a great story to tell and he loved to talk! He was always one to make you laugh.
He will be greatly missed by his family; Gail, his wife of 40 years, his sons Dusty and Kyle, daughter-in-law Darci (Dusty) and grandchildren Cade and Ellie, siblings Gil Harder, Gary Cops and Christine (Chris) Clay.
Memorial Service will be at 1:00, Friday, February 7, 2020 at City View Funeral Home with interment in City View Cemetery.

Eva `Lu` Pope

February 2 1919 - January 31 2020

Eva “Lu” (Kilham) Pope passed away peacefully at Capital Manor on January 31, 2020, in Salem, Oregon, surrounded by her family. She was born on February 2, 1919 in Spokane, Washington.

Lu was the most positive, strongest, sweetest, and kindest mother, grandmother, wife, and friend anywhere. Even during her final years when she was likely not feeling well, she was upbeat and kind to her family and caretakers, never complaining to anyone about anything. She witnessed and endured a lot during her long life, including women’s suffrage, the Great Depression, and World War II, but, as she always said cheerfully, “We always survived.” Although she was born long before the Internet, she enjoyed using her computer for email and to play scrabble with family and friends. She married John Grimmer Groom in 1940, and they were married for over twenty years and raised three children. In 1980 she married Joseph Pope, and they remained happily married until his death in 2011. In addition to Spokane, she lived in Eugene, Pendleton, and Salem in Oregon. She enjoyed reading, baking, sewing, traveling, spending time with family and friends, and keeping the perfect home. She was a dedicated member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Salem since 1968, worked as the church secretary and sang in the choir for many years.

She was preceded in death by parents Solomon Emery and Annaluemma Kilham, brother Sheldon Emory Kilham, and two infant children. She is survived by daughters Marabee Bertelsen (Lynn) of Lake Oswego and Dinah Walsh (Bob) of Salem, son Tracy Groom (Tracey) of Portland, stepdaughter Fran Schlieski (whom she remained close to) of Portland, seven grandchildren or step-grandchildren, and twelve great grandchildren or step-great grandchildren.

The family would like to thank the staff at Capital Manor and Serenity Hospice for the wonderful care our mother and grandmother received.

Leann Rose Etta Gatske

September 7 1972 - January 25 2020

In loving memory of our mother, Leann. Born and
raised in Salem, Oregon our mother is followed by a son
and three daughters as well as other family members
and close friends. She passed away unexpectedly on
Saturday, 25th due to brain aneurysms.
Her interests included camping, rock collecting
and polishing / painting. She also enjoyed nature walks
expressing her desire of stopping to enjoy and take in
all of the beauties of nature. She loved reading and
writing letters and also had an exuberance in her
storytelling and interpretations. She was a follower of
faith and never denied praying over anyone, be it a
stranger, enemy or friend.
She had an energy coming from her that was
unmatched in others around her and sought to bring
positivity and smiles to all she knew or met.

Carl E Jorgensen

February 15 1928 - January 17 2020

Carl Jorgensen passed away on January 17th in Eugene. He was 91. Carl was born and raised in Gervis, OR. As a young person he was active in track, football, hunting, fishing and the Scouts. Carl attended Willamette University and received a Masters degree from the University of Oregon in 1945.
Carl taught grades 4-8 in Bandon, Gervis and Silverton. He moved to Lincoln County in 1960 where he was a principal for 27 years. He was the principal at Burgess and Arcatia in Toledo and Sam Case in Newport. Carl and his wife Blythe enjoyed life at their mini-farm on the Siletz River for 40 years. He loved to fish, crab, hunt for chantrells and play bridge.
Carl is survived by his wife of 63 years, Blythe. They have four children; Mike Jorgensen, Don Jorgensen, Christina Arnold and Deanna Wachs. He also leaves behind 6 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. He was a kind, loving man. He will be missed.
Funeral service will be held at 1 pm Friday, Jan. 24, 2020 at City View Funeral Home, 390 Hoyt St. S., Salem, OR 97302. Burial and reception will follow the funeral.

Hilda Stewart

July 1 1927 - January 14 2020

Hilda was born in Regent, N.D. to Carl and Anna Reindel – one of 10 children. She attended a small one room country school and graduated from the 8th grade there. Hilda attended Regent High school and graduated in 1947.

Hilda married Donald Stewart in 1948 and they had one daughter, Luana. Hilda moved to Salem in 1959 and worked in several grocery stores as a checker. She retired in 1991 after working for 23 years for Orville Roth at Roth’s IGA.
Hilda enjoyed gardening, sewing and cooking.

Her daughter Luana and grandson Todd preceded her in death as did all of her siblings. She is survived by many nieces and nephews.

Any donation may be made to the Diabetes Association and/or a Alcohol Treatment Center.

Services will be at 3:00 PM, Saturday, February 15, 2020 at City View Funeral Home. Private interment will be in City View Cemetery.

Richard George Baker

January 24 1917 - January 13 2020

Richard George Baker
January 24, 1917 – January 13, 2020
Richard (“Dick”) Baker passed away peacefully at the Willamette Lutheran Retirement Community in Keizer on January 13. He was born in Hood River, Oregon on January 24, 1917 to George and Laura Baker. He was raised in Hood River, attended and graduated from Oregon State University, and was then drafted into the US Army and served at various locations throughout World War II. He met his future wife, Martha, at a USO dance in Louisville, Kentucky while stationed at nearby Fort Knox.
Dick and Martha were married in Louisville in 1947 and lived in Mollala, St. Helens, and Portland, before finally moving to Salem/Keizer where they raised their family and spent most of their lives.
Dick had a friendly, outgoing personality and made friends wherever he went. He was active throughout his life and particularly enjoyed being outdoors. He was an avid fisherman, golfer, and hiker. Dick and Martha enjoyed traveling and went on many trips and cruises, particularly during their retirement years. Dick also enjoyed watching sports, especially if his Oregon State Beavers were playing.
Dick worked in timber related jobs throughout his working years, including many years working for the State as a timber cruiser. He particularly enjoyed this work because it involved spending much of his time outdoors.
Dick and Martha had a wide circle of friends, including co-workers, neighbors, fellow members of the Catholic Church, and residents and staff they met in the years they spent living in the Willamette Lutheran Retirement Community
Dick was predeceased by his wife, Martha, his daughter, Patricia, and his son, Steven. He is survived by his son, David (Toni), grandson, Eric (Megan), granddaughter, Christina (Nick), great granddaughter, Elsie, and great grandsons, Carter and Michael.
Dick’s positive outlook on life and friendly nature will be missed by many.
Dick’s funeral will be held at St. Edward’s Catholic Church in Keizer at 1:30 pm on Thursday, January 23, 2020 with reception to follow. Private interment will be at Mount Crest Abbey Mausoleum.

Judy A. Rogers

September 3 1946 - January 9 2020

Judith “Judy” A. Martsfield Rogers
September 3, 1946 to January 9, 2020
Judith “Judy” A. Martsfield Rogers of Woodburn passed away on Thursday January 9, 2020. Judy was born and raised in Salem. Judy was retired from the Salem Hospital where she worked in the medical Insurance billing department for over 20 years.
Judy was diligently devoted to her family. She found great joy in spending time with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, siblings, friends and other family members. Judy was extremely loving and had a natural ability to be creative. Some of her many talents included cooking, gardening, canning, and painting. Judy had a niche for making things beautiful and bringing a smile to others.
Judy is survived by her husband of 43 years Doyle Rogers, Son’s David Ryser, Dan Ryser (Teresa), Daughter Yvonne Ryser Gustafson (Eric), Step son’s John Rogers and Tommy Rogers, 4 Grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, 13 Step grandchildren, 10 step great-grandchildren, 2 step great-great-grandchildren. Judy is preceded in death by her parents James and Naideen Martsfield, stepson Jerry Rogers, great-grandson James Jaskilka-Jones.
Services will be held at St Edwards Catholic Church 5303 River Rd. in Keizer at 10:30am, A light lunch reception will follow. Interment will be at City View Mausoleum at 1:10 pm.

Tony Edward Castro Materne

December 27 1970 - December 21 2019

Dec. 27, 1970 - Dec. 21,2019

Tony Edward Castro Materne (Ton- Ton)

Tony EC Materne, age 48 passed away on saturday December 21, 2019 at Salem Hospital in Salem, Oregon. He was born on December 27, 1970 at Fort Leonardwood, Missouri to Antonio & Eliza Materne,

He will be greeted at the gates of heaven by:

Maternal Grandmother - Beatrice Q. Castro

Maternal Grandfather - Jesus SN Castro

Auntie - Rufina C. Cruz

Uncle - Ramon Q. Castro

Paternal - Grandmother - Clementina M. Blas

Paternal - Grandfather - Jesus Rios Blas

Mama Terry Blas and Brother James Blas

Auntie Soleda (Da) Blas Diaz

Uncles- Juan Blas, Rick Iglesias, Eddie Guerrero, Fred Mendiola, Wayne Kanagusuku, Juan Diaz, Manuel Blas, Joaquin Blas.

Parents In Law - Carlina & Juan Alvarez

Brothers-Sisters In Law & Spouses - Rosalita & Joe Cruz, John Alvarez, David Alvarez, Daniel Alavrez, Paul Alvarez, Jesse & Mary Alvarez.

In his new life, Tony will be

Forever loved, missed and cherished in the hearts of his loving wife, Christina Faustino Materne (Salem, Oregon), children, spouses, and grandchildren. Terrell & Tyler Materne (OR), Jason Materne (Koda-(OK) , Carey Lujan (Guam), Lisa Materne & Khaled Robbin (Zuhiar-(Carey, NC) Salena Materne (FL).

Parents - Eliza C. & Antonio E. Materne (Fayetteville, NC)

Brothers & Spouses - Jason & Marianne Materne (Tony Materne & Gladnie Quitugua - (Kai Joseph - (Las Vegas) Jaylene & Tommy Vue (SD,CA) Darwin Materne, Fay. NC, Jesse & Joye Materne - Robert, Royel, Akijah & Jesse Jr. (Jacksonville NC)

Godparents - David & Rita Duenas (OK) Laling & Antonio Duenas (Fay. NC)

Parent In Law - Anita Cruz & Constantino Faustino Senior (Guam)

Brothers & Sisters In Law & Spouses - Harold & Cathy Alvarez (Raleigh, NC) Walter & Josephine Alvarez (Guam) Lyann & James Iglesias (Guam) Carol & Roy Bondoc (Guam) Neil & Vilma Alvarez ( Chicago, IL) Nita Alvarez & Chistopher Mike (Salem, OR) Constantino Jr. & Delora Faustino (Guam) Constantina & Kinori Bossy (Salem, OR) Special Grand Nephew- Ezra Bossy, Special Sisters- Bobbie Jean Castro, Jessanna & Kathy Blas, (Amanda-James-(MA) Pat & Jesse Blas (TX) Christopher Imaku (FL), survived by numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, friends, and God Children.

After graduating from high school he enlisted in the army at Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Upon his graduation from basic training, (OSUT) he graduated top honors in his class, receiving the following medals, “Army good conduct medals/ National Defense Service/ Army Service Ribbon/ Army Lapel Button/Expert Badge (Rifle)/ Parachutist Badge.” He completed his services and exit the military in May, 1994. He touched the hearts of many with his greatest passion of cooking, dancing, & singing.

We the family of the late Tony EC Materne would like to extend our warmest appreciation to the Salem EMT team, Salem Hospital staff, City View Funeral Home, Queen of Peace Church, Missionary Memorial Church, and B&G Bingo staff/family, Our families, friends & neighbor’s for all your support during our time of sorrow.

Nasha A. Russell

May 6 1945 - December 8 2019

Nasha A. Russell (née Rygas) was born on May 6th, 1945 in East Chicago, Indiana. She attended Purdue University, where she met the man who would become her husband for 52 years. The couple were married at Garrett Chapel overlooking Keuka Lake in 1967, and then moved to Ann Arbor to finish their studies at the University of Michigan. After graduation the couple moved to Colorado, where they returned in 1977 after spending time in Nova Scotia, Canada. After 14 years total in Fort Collins, Colorado the Russell family moved to Salem, Oregon in 1988. She devoted her life to her four children, in ways that the word housewife could not possibly honor. As her nest began to empty, she took her love of children and her desire to envelope them in the magic of music, literature, and all forms of learning and became an elementary school teacher for Salem-Keizer finishing her career at Hayesville Elementary School teaching the second grade. Her retirement coincided with the arrival of the first of her three grandchildren, who were fortunate enough to feel the warmth of her light in their lives from their very first moments of existence until the very last moment of hers. Nasha passed peacefully in her home on Sunday morning December 8th. She was preceded in death by her father Stanley, her mother Lucille, and her sister Lida. She is survived by her husband Jim, her sister Jana, her brother Joe, her four children: Alex, Annalise, Josha, and Amelia, her daughters-in-law Lori and Niven, and her grandchildren: Bennett, Lainey, and Nanki. Christmas was the one time a year when the world briefly lived up to her capacity for selflessness, joy, and wonder – it will be impossible to experience that as fully without her.

Ethel Louise Kern

December 17 1939 - December 7 2019

Ethel Louise Kern born Dec. 17th 1939. Passed from this life on Dec. 7th 2019. She was preceded in death by her husband Harry F. Kern. Her father and mother Lorena Hawkins, her brothers James and Richard, two sisters Hila and Melva, with one surviving sister Leona. Her three children are Tony, James, and Tina Kern. Her three grandchildren raised from birth Anita, Jamie, Amber Kern. Ethel has 11 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Ethel worked as a nurses aid for 25 years before retiring to raise her three grandchildren. She will be missed by her loving sister Leona and her many loving family members.

Beverly Ann Martin

July 29 1935 - December 7 2019

Beverly Ann Martin was born on July 29, 1935 in Olympia, Washington. Her time here on earth was spent by being our guardian angel, friend, sister, daughter, teacher and hero. She loved and forgave perfectly and touched many, many lives with her beautiful laugh and radiant smile. She also brought joy to many, even those who were never lucky enough to have met her. She will be terribly missed.

She is survived by numerous friends, special caregivers, sisters Kim, Tami, Donna Claire, Yvonne, Mary Lou, Kim Kiely, Shirley, and Sandy. Brothers, Jerry, Johnny and Kevin. Many extended family members and her companion dog Guinness.

We will be forever impacted by her beautiful soul, and she will be in our hearts until we are reunited. Well done sweet Bev, “Old Goat”.

In lieu of flowers, a donation in Bev’s name can be made to the Oregon Dog Rescue in Tualatin, Oregon.

A Rosary will be held at 10 AM at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Salem, Oregon with a Funeral Mass to follow at 10:30 AM on Saturday December 14, 2019.

Denise G. Clement

February 5 1953 - December 6 2019

On Friday, December 6, 2019, Denise Gayle Clement, loving wife, sister and mother to four daughters passed away peacefully at the age of 66. Denise was born on February 5, 1953 in Glendale, CA, the eldest of four children to Doris and Richard Karasony.

Denise was devoted to her faith in God, and in her love for her family and friends. She had a passion for interior design, gardening and a special love for flowers. She spread so much happiness and unconditional love through several Trader Joe’s stores, where she worked for over fifteen years.

Denise is survived by her husband, Brian; her siblings Tracy and David; her daughters Jennifer, Sarah, Katie and Lauren; ex-husband, Lee; grandchildren Jayme, Savannah, Steven and Austin; her mother and father, and cousins. She is preceded in death by her sister, Michelle, and ex-husband, Robert.

After a brave, arduous battle with breast cancer, Denise can now rest in the pure love and peace of our Heavenly Father. She leaves us with many beautiful memories, and will always be on our hearts and in our thoughts.

A funeral service followed by a reception will be held on Friday, December 13, 2019 at City View Funeral Home in Salem, OR beginning at 1:00pm.

Anne S. Jeffers

October 16 1928 - December 6 2019

Anne Wilson Swearingen Jeffers of Salem, Oregon went home to be with the Lord on December 6, 2019. She was 91.
Born in Detroit, MI on October 16, 1928 to Van and Minnie Swearingen, Anne and her sisters Helen, Nancy, and Doris grew up in Michigan. After high school she chose to go all the way to the west coast for college—whether for adventure or to escape the frozen winters we’ll never know. In any event the choice was providential. At Western Baptist Bible College in Oakland, CA she met a young Marine, Adrian Jeffers. Impatient for wedded bliss, they raced off to Reno, Nevada mid-semester to be married on April 13,1950. Anne completed her undergraduate work at Piedmont Bible College in Winston-Salem, NC and Grace College, Winona Lake, IN, while bringing life to her four children. She earned a Master of Arts degree from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and worked in elementary education as a teacher, principal, and regional consultant.
In the early 1970s, the family moved to Salem where Anne returned to Western Baptist Bible College (now Corban University), but this time serving on staff as Dean of Women, Dean of Students, and Director of Career Services. She completed her career at Corban as an assistant professor of upper division Bible and Ministry classes; retiring at age 85 after more than 40 years of service.
Anne was a popular speaker for workshops, retreats, and conferences throughout the Pacific Northwest and Canada. As a speaker, she described her legacy simply : (1.) God made me (Psalm 139:13-16); (2.) God loves me (John 3:16); and (3.) God has a plan for my life (Jer. 29:11).
Anne, with Adrian, attended Bethany Baptist Church for 50 years, helping build the church, singing duets together and as part of the choir, teaching Sunday school, and providing leadership for women’s ministries. She loved Jesus, family, and mentoring young people. One of her greatest joys was touching the lives of students. Anne recently said, `My passion is for every young woman I`m in contact with to know that they are gifted by God. It`s important to know that you are gifted.` She mentored with wisdom and joy.
Anne was well-know for her hospitality, serving southern chili and cornbread, followed by her famous $100 brownies and Russian teacakes. She loved to shop. Even when she couldn’t get around easily, she was always ready for a shopping expedition. She loved music and taught herself to play the acoustic guitar for personal accompaniment. Anne started cross-country skiing late in life. She enjoyed ski adventures with friends, although she described her style as more of a getting-up-after-falling than moving forward smoothly. Reading was Anne’s favorite pastime. She almost always was in the middle of multiple books at the same time. Hard-core readers protested when she explained that she had to read the end of a murder mystery first, so she could enjoy it without fretting about how it would turn out.
Anne is survived by sisters Nancy Dugas and Doris (Don) Jennings; Adrian, her husband of 69 years; and their four children: Beth Hope, Rockaway Beach, OR; Dawn (Desi) Villaescusa, Lincoln City, OR; Tim (Deb) Jeffers, Ooltewah, TN; and Joel (Kaylene) Jeffers, Ontario, CA. Anne was preceded in death by her eldest sister, Helen Sanford.
Anne’s 12 grandchildren are: Jessica (deceased), Esther, and Bethany Stanford; Emily, Mark, and Jennifer Hills; Daniel, David, and Joseph Jeffers; and Nathan, Rachel, and Aaron Jeffers. Her 12 great-grandchildren are: Katy Daley, Tristan Hills, and Lain, Kate, Adrian, Griffin, Elijah, Ezra, Logan, Malcolm, Emmeleia, and Annika Jeffers.
The Celebration of Anne`s life is scheduled for Saturday, January 11, 2020 at Bethany Baptist Church, Salem.
Memorial gifts can be made in Anne`s name to Corban University, 5000 Deer Park Drive SE, Salem, OR 97317, https://pushpay.com/g/corban.

Jordan Anne Hess

July 29 1999 - November 25 2019

Jordan Anne Hess 07/29/99 – 11/25/19 Jordan Anne Hess was born in Portland, OR on Thursday, July 29, 1999 to her parents Bill & MaryAnne Hess Jr. Early in her life her parents separated, and she and mother moved to Silverton in June 2001. That same year, Jordan was fortunate enough to gain a second father in her life when her mother met and later married Tony Miller in September 2002. She also had the advantage of gaining a wonderful stepmother when her father married Abbi Shultz in July 2004. Jordan attended school in Silverton throughout her life. Studies came easily to her and she was known by her teachers as someone that was “overly social.” That’s the polite way of saying she talked too much! Jordan also loved dance and was very involved in roller skating competitions throughout her life. She graduated from Silverton High School with honors in 2017. After high school Jordan enrolled at Western Oregon University, majoring in early education with a specialization in special ed. Jordan’s passions were often centered around her younger brother, Dakota, who was diagnosed with autism at the age of two. She was always protective of her little buddy and wanted to learn everything there was to know to help him. This great care for her sibling led her to her lifelong desire to help children with special needs. Another great love in Jordan’s life is anything “Disney.” Her first trip to Disneyland was when she was 6 months old and since then, she has been to Disneyland or Disney World a total of 9 times. Jordan was also a part of the Oaks Park Roller Club and competed in multiple national events. She and her partner took 3rd place in the Nationals in 2019. One of her skating partners was her younger brother, Xander. They performed in numerous shows together and this was a special bond they shared together. Jordan also shared a special bond with her sister, Savanna. As is often the case, it depended on the day as to whether you would witness great doses of love or hatred being shared between the two of them, but the intense protection of one another was always present. Jordan is survived by her parents MaryAnne (Tony) Miller of Silverton and Bill (Abbigail) Hess of Clackamas. Her siblings are Savanna Corbin of Salem, Dakota Miller of Silverton, and Xander Hess of Clackamas Her surviving grandparents are Patty Hoppe of Portland, Paul Hoppe of Salem, William Sr (Cheryl) Hess of Roseburg, Dave (Mary) Miller of Silverton, Chris (Keith) Relf of Keizer, Barbara (Milton) Shultz of Tri-Cities, WA. Her great-grandparents are Pat Richardson of Coos Bay, Dick Miller of Spearfish, SD, and Shirley Relf of Rapid City, SD. A memorial service will be held at the Oaks Park Dance Pavilion (7805 SE Oaks Park Way, Portland) on Thursday, December 5th at 3:00 PM. Arrangements by City View Funeral Home, Salem, Oregon.

Max J Klotz

December 12 1934 - November 16 2019

Max J. Klotz, husband, father of two sons, died on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at Royalton Place Memory Care in Milwaukie, Oregon, at the age of 84.
Max was born on December 12, 1934 in Idaho Falls, Idaho to parents Walter and Luella Klotz. Max’s father Walter was an early airport tower operator (what would now be an Air Traffic Controller) for the CAA (Civil Aeronautics Administration – the forerunner to the current FAA), which meant that Max’s early childhood would be spent moving among several cities in Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and elsewhere.
Max attended Salem High School, where he met Katherine Singer. A few years later, they would marry at the First United Methodist Church in Salem. Immediately after High School, Max joined the Oregon State Highway Department. In those early days of his career, Max crawled through brambles and bushes while surveying for the construction of Highway 217 in Beaverton and Tigard, and spent long, wet days and nights on the Oregon Coast, clearing mudslides and maintaining coastal access roads, as well as Oregon Coast Highway 101.
1957 and 1961 brought sons Sheldon & Steven to the family. During the 1960’s, Max worked during the day and attended “night school” in the evenings, eventually earning his degree in Civil Engineering. As a result of his hard work and ambition, the next couple of decades would see the family moving from Salem to Corvallis, back to Salem, to Portland, and back to Salem again, as Max was promoted from position to position. The Oregon Highway Department became the Oregon Highway Division, and eventually, the Oregon Department of Transportation, and Max played key roles in the maintenance and improvement of existing highways throughout Western Oregon, as well as the construction of Interstate 205 and the Fremont Bridge lift, and was part of the transitional team away from the ill-fated Mount Hood Freeway and into the creation of the MAX (no relation) Light Rail system, focusing ODOT less on “highway” solutions and more toward “system” solutions. Later, Max would serve in more executive positions, including as a Special Liaison on statewide transportation issues to the Oregon Legislature, and as the head of the Weighmaster Division.
Max also evolved through a number of different hobbies and interests. Being in the top 1% of Mensa members, Max was always full of curiosity and ideas. In the early-1960’s Max handcrafted a fiberglass tri-hull ski boat that the family used for many years, and led his two sons in 1967 in the building of a console Color TV set from individual components. Over the years of his career, Max also enjoyed winemaking, cheese making, woodworking, metalworking, creating and solving physical and mental puzzles, and reading Science Fiction and Mysteries, as well as the latest Peanuts, Pogo, BC or Wizard of Id books. In addition, Max loved every animal that he’d ever met – from his first horse back in Idaho as a child, to the family cat from the late 1970’s until 1990, who was his best friend. Max also learned to keep a box and towels in the trunk of his State Car because, once, while inspecting sanding materials at a remote storage site, he heard a very weak ‘meowing’ in the distance, and had to rescue an injured and abandoned kitten stuck in blackberry bushes, who he wrapped in towels, put in the box and brought home to care for.
During his career, one of Max’s goals was to travel, and he and his wife saved up money all of their lives to do so. After he retired, Max and Kathy took numerous 5-week road trips (always in a brand-new Honda or Acura) visiting all 50 states, as well as visiting 41 countries in the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. In addition, for more than 15 years, Max and Kathy would spend 2 weeks each January at Walt Disney World in Florida.
Max believed that the keys to living a good, happy and successful life were to always keep an open mind, always keep learning, and to always respect others.
Max was preceded in death by his wife Katherine and his son Sheldon. He is survived by his son Steven and his Granddaughter Jennifer.
A Memorial for Max Klotz will be held at CityView Funeral Home and Cemetery in Salem on Saturday, December 14 at 10:00am.

Allison Colfax

November 26 2002 - November 12 2019

Our beloved Allison Colfax went to be with Jesus on November 12, 2019.
Her love and grace will be missed by many but will remain in our hearts forever. Allison loved to be creative in art, writing, and fashion. She was an intelligent, kind, and peaceful girl for anyone who got to spend time with her. Our hearts know she is in a better place and we will miss her very much. She touched the lives of many people and we know we will see her again.
She always let her bright smile and wits keep her family and friends excited to be with her. Her legacy will remain with us always and that her beautiful soul is now reunited with our mom. She is survived by her loving brothers Gordon & Graham Colfax, her Grandmother Helen Botnarescue, along with family and friends who will miss her dearly.
We love you, Allison! ❤️
Saturday, November 23rd, we will be having Allison`s Celebration of Life at 11am.
The location will be at Dayspring Church in Keizer, OR.
The service is open to family, friends, and our community who loved her.
Please share in remembrance of her life.
The Colfax`s

Josephine Mae Watkins

August 1 1959 - November 11 2019

Josephine Mae Watkins, 60, wife, mother, grandmother, died on November 11, 2019 by being hit by a car when she was crossing the road, in northeast Salem.
She was born in Los Angeles, California on August 1st, 1959 to Charles and Myrtle Stevenson.
Her father died while she was still a young child, and shortly afterwards she was in the care of her foster parents Cruz and Mary Ramirez. She was then raised in a large family and has many relations through that family.
After graduating from high school, Josephine met Timothy McDonald while attending Lynwood Community College, and shorty later they were engaged and married. She was also saved during this time when she gave her life to Jesus.
Josephine and Tim had 2 boys, Timothy & Patrick.
She divorced in 1999 and later married Shiloh Watkins.
Josephine enjoyed being outdoors and caring for others. She loved her boys and grandchildren!
Josephine was a very giving woman, and often would give things to those in need, not thinking of herself.
Josephine was preceded in death by her parents, foster parents, and sister Sissy.
Josephine is survived by her husband, Shiloh; son, Timothy, and his children, Kailey and Patrick; and son Patrick his wife Tayaka, and their children, Rebekah, Joel, Jonathan, and Hannah; siblings, Charles and Charlene; and niece Desiree.
Memorial Service will be held at Salem Evangelical Church on November 19th, at 6:30 pm.

Audrey June Rice

March 28 1932 - November 5 2019

Audrey “AJ” Rice, 87, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother passed away on November 5, 2019 in Keizer, Oregon.

She was born in Bakersfield, CA in March of 1932, and graduated from East Bakersfield High School in 1949.

She married Robert “Bob” Rice on March 3, 1962 and they moved to Iowa and together they raised three children. They started and ran a successful business in the sanitation and waste management industry.

“AJ” and “Bob” moved to Salem, Oregon in 1991 and spent their retirement winters in Kailua-Kona, HI while residing their remaining years in Salem.

She was preceded in death by her husband, and her son, Wes Minter. She is survived be her son, Kenneth Rice, her daughter, Linda Minter, grandchildren Jennifer and Kory and great grandchildren Kassidy, Journey, Juno and Kamryn.

Services will be held at City View Funeral Home, 390 Hoyt St. S., in Salem on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 1:00pm.

Private inurnment will be at City View Cemetery. Arrangements by City View.

Gregory Lee Hicks

September 22 1951 - October 19 2019

Born September 22, 1951 to Russ and Vi Hicks. Greg was raised in Salem where he helped on his dad’s dairy farm, west of town. He was a huge help to his dad, whether it was milking cows, planting crops, bailing hay or all the other needs on a large dairy.

He graduated high school from Salem Academy where he met Judy, his wife to be. He attended Northwest Nazarene College and then attended seminary in Kansas City where he earned his Doctorate in Ministry. Greg and Judy had 2 daughters, Jennifer and Christina. Greg felt a huge calling to be a pastor early on in his life. Greg loved the Lord with all his might, serving in churches in Florida, Western Washington, and Alaska. Greg ministered in any way he could at his churches, always reaching out to families outside of his church, showing compassion and witnessing his love of Jesus to all. When Greg’s sister Valarie passed away, he took in her son, Regie to help raise him for a period of time. Greg moved back to Salem in the late 90’s where he became an associate pastor at Oak Park Church of God, with his wife Judy.

Greg also worked at his mom’s flower shop, Pembertons’s Florist, as a bookkeeper and advise giver, along with all of his jokes. Greg had a wonderful voice and ministered with music every chance he had. He belonged to Salem Singers, and was in several quartets singing about his Lord. Then when he became very ill and was hospitalized for several months. The doctors and nurses gave him no chance of survival. Then when his Church family and his own family started to pray, the doctors said it was a miracle he survived. It didn’t stop him from ministering in the meantime to all the hospital staff where he saw some of their lives being saved. His wife Judy spent countless weeks with Greg, staying by his side at the hospital. She was a blessing to him.

Last Friday night Greg went to sleep and woke up Saturday in Heaven, our great loss but Heaven’s huge gain. His father passed away this last June and we know they are together with 2 of his sisters, Valarie and Lori Sue. We will truly miss our Greg. His love for our Lord was unmeasurable. His love for his family, his church, and the hundreds of people he witnessed was also unmeasurable. But we know we will see him again in Heaven. Glory be to God.

Greg is survived by his wife, Judy; daughters Jennifer, granddaughters, Brianna (Husband Matt), Savannah; Christina (husband Hunter), granddaughter Emma and grandson Joshua; mother Vi, and sister Patti (husband Mitch) and all the nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

A Celebration Service will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Oak Park Church of God, 2990 Lancaster Dr. NE, Salem, OR 97305. Arrangements are by City View Funeral Home.

Janet Loraine Wise

May 19 1935 - October 4 2019

Janet Loraine Wise
Janet Wise, 84, loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister, passed away peacefully on October 4, 2019, in Salem, Oregon.

She was born in Yreka, CA and graduated from Medford High School on June 4, 1953. She married Ralph Wise on October 21, 1959 and had 3 children.

She had worked many jobs throughout her life and with her husband ran Wise Janitorial Service for many years. In the 1990’s together they ran an adult care home before retiring and traveling to Arizona and New Mexico and other areas in the US. In the last 17 years she worked as a caregiver and continued to work in this field until she passed. In the last few years she would spend 1 Saturday a month and help feed the homeless. Mom had a very caring heart and everyone she came in contact with experienced the love she had for life, Jesus and all humanity.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and son, Roy Stallsworth. She is survived by her 2 daughters, Cynthia Peterson and Michelle Barlow, grandchildren, great grandchildren and great, great grandchildren, and her 3 sisters, Doris, Jeanette, and Cathy.

Our hearts are heavy with the loss of our Mother, Sister and Friend to all, but know she is in Heaven, which she often called home.

She will be buried with her loving husband at Willamette National Cemetery Portland

Margaret R. Hanson

January 27 1927 - September 25 2019

Margaret R Hanson passed away on Sept 25, 2019 at the age of 92. She was born in Fairview Oklahoma in 1927 to parents John and Lilly (Weins) Unruh. Margaret married Lee Kenneth Hanson in 1947 and had children Gayle, Connie, Debbie and Ron, along with two step-sons, Dennis and Wendell. After Lee passed away in 1966, Margaret remained on the farm where she raised their children. She was passionate about her horses and owned many over the years and always fostered an independent spirit and appreciation for the outdoors. She frequently wandered around the property with a cup coffee in her hand and enjoying her horses. Margaret was also an extremely compassionate caregiver, working at Salem Hospital for over 20 years, later as private caregiver, and then as a veterinary clinic assistant. In her 92 years of life she had no shortage of witty remarks and considered everyone her friend.

Margaret is survived by her children Gayle Strawn (Rick), Connie Parker ( Pete), Debbie Heil and Ron Hanson (Karen), and step-children Dennis Bruce (Cheryl) and Wendell Bruce (Maggie). Margaret was one of 10 kids born to Lilly and John Unruh and is survived by two siblings, Waldo Unruh and Fern Nichols.
She was gifted with 10 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Graveside service will be held at Belcrest Cemetery in Salem, Or on Oct 4, 2019 at 11:00 am
Reception to follow at Salem Heights Church, 375 Madrona Ave S, Salem, OR

Lamont Miller

June 12 1957 - September 23 2019

Lamont Miller passed away at home with all his family with him. He is survived by his wife, Dot Miller, three wonderful sisters and spouses, his son, grandchildren and many more I can’t name them all.
He loved his job of 20 years at Turner Caliber Lumber. He became part of their family too. He loved working and making a lot with all kinds of wood.
He restored four Chev stepsides, all 70’s models. Lamont enjoyed fishing and camping with his family. His pride and joy were Miss Mini Pearl Lee and Karmie Marie Miller.
Celebration of Life is on Oct. 27, 2019 at 4:00 pm on the Willamette Queen sternwheeler, downtown waterfront park.
Any donation can go to City View Funeral Home or directly to the family.

Katherine Klotz

March 12 1934 - September 19 2019

On Thursday, September 19, 2019, Katherine Klotz, wife and mother of 2, passed away at age 85.
Katherine “Kathy” Singer was born on March 12, 1934 to Katie and Louis Singer of West Salem. Kathy grew up with an older brother Dick, and a younger sister, Joanne. During World War 2, she and her siblings helped their parents raise chickens to provide eggs to help with the war effort. Later, she would work in the cannery, and in April of 1955, she married her High School sweetheart, Max Klotz. After a brief period working for an insurance company, Kathy chose to devote her time to being a stay-at-home mother. Together, Kathy and Max raised two sons, Sheldon and Steven.
Kathy was an avid traveler and gardener and lover of wildlife. Together, Kathy and Max traveled to every US State, as well as visiting more than 40 countries in the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Every year, Kathy would make sure to have a garden full of colorful and fragrant flowers, as well as fruits and vegetables from pears and apples to asparagus, tomatoes, onions, blueberries, strawberries and more. Every day, Kathy also made sure that her hummingbird feeder was full, so that the local hummingbirds, which came by several times a day year-round, would have food.
Kathy was preceded in death by her father, Louis, her mother Katie, and her son Sheldon. She is survived by her husband Max, and her son, Steven.

Adams Dorothy Dottie

August 15 1933 - September 19 2019

Dottie was born in Oakland California on August 15th 1933 to Fred and Mary Reina. She went to be with her Savior Sept 19, 2019 after a short battle with kidney disease. She was married to Charlie W Adams until his death. She is survived by 2 sisters, Constance Bell of Ripon Ca and Elaine Meader of Keizer, Or, 8 nieces and nephews and many great and great-great nieces and nephews and her loving friend Beverly McClure.Dottie loved bingo, dogs of any kind and chatting with people. She had many friends she liked to visit with and she enjoyed eating out. She was quite active until she beame ill. She will be truly missed by all the lives she touched.Services will be held at City View Funeral home 390 Hoyt St S in Salem on Saturday October 5, 2019 at 2PM.Memorial contributions may be made to the National
Kidney Foundation 30 East 33rd St. New York NY 10016 or via internet at kidney.org.

Cindy Kay Anderson

August 19 1954 - September 18 2019

Cindy Kay (Diede) Anderson was born in Aberdeen, South Dakota on August 19, 1954 to Patty and Roy Diede. She was the 2nd of three children.
During her middle school years, the family moved to Salem, Oregon, where Cindy lived the remainder of her life. Cindy enjoyed spending time with her family, listening to her dad play the accordion, and snuggling with her three Jack Russell Terriers.
Cindy always greeted everyone with a hug and a huge smile on her face, despite the health struggles she endured during her life. Cindy’s life ended on September 18, 2019 when she succumbed to dementia related issues. She was greeted by the Lord welcoming her into Heaven for Eternal Life.
Cindy is survived by her husband of 15 years, Bob Anderson, who was by her side until the day she died. She is also survived by her mom, Patty, from Salem, OR; brothers, Tim (Susie) from Bend, OR and Greg (Krista) from Seven Points, TX, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and in-laws. Cindy was preceded in death by her beloved dad, Roy Diede, as well as her Aunt Kathy and Uncle Bob.
A private Celebration of Life will be held at a future time.

Frederick Lawrence Ehrlich

March 23 1935 - September 18 2019

Fred Ehrlich passed away in his home on September 18, 2019 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.
Fred was born on May 23, 1935 to Harlow and Fern Ehrlich in Newberg, Oregon. He graduated from Redmond High School and went on to Oregon Institute of Technology, graduating in the Automotive Program. Fred met the love of his life, Oleata Davis at the local movie theatre where they both worked in Klamath Falls while he was attending school. Fred and Oleata married and moved to Salem in 1956 where he began his career as an auto mechanic for Loder Brothers, which eventually, through several ownership changes became Delon Auto Center, from where he retired. During his career as an auto mechanic, Fred also moonlighted at the Hollywood Theater, Capital Theater and North Salem drive-in, running the movie projectors. He also ran the spotlights at the Oregon State Fair for the entertainment following the horse races. Fred was an active member of the Salem Elks Lodge 336, serving as their Exalted Ruler in 1984 through 1985. Fred always had a love and a fascination for airplanes, and after retirement enjoyed volunteering at the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum helping restore antique airplanes. Fred and Oleata also enjoyed occasional trips to Reno and all of the Oregon Casinos. They also continued to be active with the Salem Elks Lodge.
Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Oleata Ehrlich, daughters Sue Spinney (Ed), Carol Meireis (Dan) of Salem, Oregon, brother Don Ehrlich of Port Angeles, WA, sister Ann Thornton of Milwaukie, Oregon, four grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Preceeding him in death were his parents, brother Louis Ehrlich, sister Barbara Gasner, and grandson Aaron Meireis.
The family would like to thank Willamette Valley Hospice for their loving care of Fred and help to the family for the last month.
Donations in Fred’s honor can be made to the Oregon Elks Association Betty Hise for Cancer Research, Inc.
A celebration of life will be held 1:00 pm Saturday, September 28, 2019 at the Salem Elks Lodge, 2336 Turner Rd. SE in Salem. Private interment will be at City View Cemetery under the direction of City View Funeral Home.

Blaine Ellsworth

March 23 1954 - September 14 2019

On September 14th, 2019, Blaine Ellsworth passed away at home at the age of 65. He was a loving husband, father of 4, and Papa to 7 grandchildren.

Blaine was born on March 23rd, 1954 in Los Angeles, CA to Montelle and Samuel Ellsworth. He married his high school sweetheart, Lisa Anthopoulos, and after having two daughters, Jennifer and Michelle, moved his family to Oregon. There he had two sons, Jason and Matty.

He worked as a real estate broker for over 30 years in Salem, OR and was well known in the community as an honest and loyal businessman. He found much joy helping countless families purchase their first homes in the area. Blaine wore many hats; he had a passion for fishing, boating, and enjoyed watching his kids in any extracurricular activities. He was a coach, a handyman, an avid Dodger fan, and a jack of all trades. He seemed to know just enough about almost everything. He could fix anything, he could sell a snowball to a snowman and talk a bird out of a tree! He was most happy cooking for his entire family on holidays or just grilling for them any given day. Blaine was known as “Poppa” to his grandchildren whom he loved unconditionally.

Blaine was preceded in death by his mother, Montelle, and father, Samuel. He is survived by his wife, Lisa, daughters, Jennifer and Michelle, sons, Jason and Matthew, and his 7 grandchildren.

The celebration of Blaine’s life will be a private family event to be held at a later time. Flowers or donations may be sent to 2065 Gilmer St. NW Salem, OR 97304.

Barbara Ann Freshour

April 13 1942 - September 12 2019

Barbara Ann Freshour was born April 13, 1942 in Sheboygan Wisconsin to Peter and Catherine Befus. She was the youngest of eleven children and had a bountiful curl on top of her head. She received Jesus Christ as her Savior at a young age and dedicated her life to serving the Lord and ministering to people.
Barb met Ronald Gary Freshour while attending Biola and snuck her hand into his while out on an evening stroll. They married on December 28, 1963 and have held hands ever since. She was a loving and devoted mother of three, strongly influencing each of her children to develop their own relationship with Jesus, instilling in them the same passion she possessed for serving The Lord.
The Beloved role as “Grammy” was a natural overflow from Barbs love for God and family. Her six grandchildren greatly benefitted from her extravagant gift-giving, exuberant celebrations, and ever-present lip-stick smudges on their cheeks. Each of her six great-grandchildren had the privilege of being cradled in her arms. She was adored by numerous nieces and nephews affectionately known as “Auntie Barb”. She was a fun and loyal sister, friend and neighbor.
Barb had a flare at making any holiday a festive occasion and Birthdays were celebrated with gusto. She was an amazing Hostess and all felt honored and cherished after being in her home. She seasoned her conversations with encouragement and humor but was also determined and direct. One rarely had to guess what she was thinking. She playfully sealed every good-bye with her mantra, “Love You More”.
Family get-togethers brought much joy to Barb. She also enjoyed reading Christian Novels, planting flowers, cuddling her puppy Porter, and taking adventurous road trips with her husband. She worked secretarial positions at State Farm, OPEU, Pacific Stairs, and her long-standing Church Secretarial job at Halbert Baptist, currently home of New Harvest Church.
Barb died on September 12 at her home in Keizer Oregon surrounded by her husband and children listening to Hymns as she took her first steps into Heaven. Together, Ron and Barb have a Godly legacy of a family that loves the Lord. Everyone of their children and spouses, grandchildren and spouses love God and serve faithfully in their local church.
Barb is survived by her husband, Ron Freshour of Keizer Oregon. Son, Jeffrey and Mona of Madras Oregon. Daughter, Jayne and Ron Holmes of Keizer Oregon. Son, Joel and Melinda of Keizer Oregon. Six Grandchildren and six Great-Grandchildren. Sister, Kathy and Harding Duerksen of Canton Kansas. Brother-In Laws, Jerry and Delphine Freshour of Monmouth Oregon, Lynn and Linda Freshour of Salem Oregon. Close Friend, Phyllis Allen. Celebration of Life will be held on September 28, 2019 at 2:00 pm at New Harvest Church in Salem Oregon.

Ethel Leola Webster

November 30 1918 - September 10 2019

Ethel Leola Webster’s life ended peacefully, following 100 years of nurturing loved ones with her tireless attention. Surrounded by family, comforted by God, and loved eternally by all, Ethel took her last breath September 10, 2019, just short of her 101st birthday.
Ethel chose to devote her life to raising her family with her devoted husband James C Webster (May 14, 1918 – June 21, 2009). Ethel is survived by daughters Rosalie Jones (Darrell) of Woodburn, Barbara Heskett (Dick) of Ten Mile, OR, Fran Schiedler (Bob) of Salem, Lynne LeResh Tessiore of Portland, Flo Santos (Tony) of Olympia, WA, son James (Jim) C. Webster, Jr.(Teri) of Dallas, OR. Deceased is eldest daughter Norma Jean Nelson of Dallas, OR. Ethel’s grandbirths include 20 grandchildren, 52 great grandchildren and 28 great great grandchildren. Oh My!!
Ethel spent her entire life to lovingly and selflessly take care of those around her: family, pets and friends. Her Spirit and legacy of love lives eternally, welcoming her loved ones at Heaven’s Gate. She is and always will be loved forever by all.
Visitation will be from 9 am to 5 pm Friday, September 27, 2019 at City View Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held at 11 am Saturday, September 28, 2019 at City View Cemetery for family and friends. A reception will follow. Please join us.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Oregon Humane Society or the Keizer Fire Department.

Donald Alvin Kahle

December 2 1937 - August 30 2019

Donald Alvin Kahle passed away on Friday, August 30, 2019 from an extended illness, he was 81 years old. Don was born on December 2, 1937 in Emlenton, Pennsylvania to Glenn Alvin Kahle and Melverta Mae Bohram. He graduated from Emlenton High school in 1955. He married Adda Mae Clawson on June 8, 1959 in Tiomesta, Pennsylvania and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry from Pennsylvania State University in 1960. Don and Adda headed out West with stops in Wyoming working for the Forrest service, Ogdon Utah working with the IRS and in Arizona to work on the Glen Canyon dam. In 1961, Don and Adda moved to Salem, Oregon where they raised a family and it became their home for the rest of their days. Don then began a 34-year career with the Bureau of Land management, working in several roles over the years. Working in the woods was always Don’s favorite day at work and he cared so much for our natural resources. In the summers Don was often away fighting forest fires. Don and Adda started their family in 1962. Don had many outdoor passions that included hunting, fishing, watersports and camping. Don was kind, generous and loving. Don was a guy who could fix anything or supervise his sons and grandkids as they worked on cars or the many projects they would do together. We will miss him dearly.
Don loved his family and he was always there for them with words of wisdom or an open ear. He was loved by all who knew him and his many stories from his life’s journey will be missed. Don is survived by two sons, Brian (Judy) Kahle of Keizer, David (Loretta) Kahle of Aumsville and one daughter, Lisa (Bill) Lingerfelt of Broomfield, Colorado. Also surviving are 7 grandchildren: Rachel Mounts, Aaron Kahle, Justin Kahle, Ryan Mounts, Donnie Lingerfelt, Andrew Kahle and Matthew Kahle. 4 great grandchildren: Maliah, Avison, Kylie and Elora. He was predeceased by his parents, his brother Keith in 2015, his wife Adda in 2004 and a daughter, Beth Mounts, in 2016. A private family service will be held with an internment at Belcrest Memorial Park in Salem, Oregon.

Gertrude Elizabeth Merrill

February 14 1918 - August 25 2019

Gertrude Elizabeth Merrill was born February 14, 1918, to German immigrants, Rudolph and Lisel (nee Rullman) Horsch, in a farmhouse near Aberdeen in southern Idaho. It was what she called “a waste-howling wilderness,” citing a verse in Deuteronomy. The third of five children, English was her second language. German was spoken exclusively in the home — her parents had scarcely been in the United States for six years. She was graduated from Aberdeen High School in 1936, and shortly thereafter left for Los Angeles to attend BIOLA, pursuing studies in Bible and Christian Education. It was there that she met Richard Merrill. She later followed him to Alberta, Canada, where he was enrolled in biblical studies, and they were married in 1943. She quickly moved into the role that would identify her for many years: Pastor’s wife-In this role, she was president of Women’s Prayer Fellowships, ran Sunday schools, organized Vacation Bible Schools, taught Sunday school, played the piano, entertained parishioners at home, and more. She played this role in a variety of locations in Western Canada, including Saskatoon, Victoria and Regina for more than ten years, before returning to the States in 1956.

Late in life, she wrote a brief history of her life called “Armchair Memories” in which she recounted her family’s history and the challenges and blessings God had brought her way over the years. She reflected fondly about family life on the sagebrush prairies of Idaho, and her relationship with her four siblings, Walter, Rudy, Paula and Albert — all deceased.

Although born as Gertrude, she was always known as Elizabeth, or “Betty.” She was a woman of a mighty and powerful faith, and always expressed gratitude for even the smallest blessing that came her way. Her knowledge of the Bible was encyclopedic, and she could recite chapter and verse of countless passages from Genesis to Revelation. At the age of 96, she recited Bible verses beginning with every letter of the alphabet, a recorded performance that is still live on YouTube.

The last thirteen years of her life were spent at Lancaster Village in Salem, Oregon, where she was lovingly attended by the staff. She enjoyed receiving regular visitors Diane Colbath, Linda Hammer, Yvonne Thiessen and Vicky Crawford. She did not fear death, for she knew that when she drew her last breath, she would be escorted by the angels into the presence of her Lord. And those who knew her, also know that the first words she heard were “Well done, thou good and faithful servant. Enter into the joy of your reward.”

She is survived by two children, Timothy (Jeannie) Merrill of Shanghai, China; and Lois (Keith) Meerdink of Salem, Oregon. She had five grandchildren, Danielle Goodwin, Jonathan Merrill, Anita Chiddix, Deborah Merrill and Katie Dwyer. She had nine great-grandchildren: Alexander Donahue, Hannah Merrill, Destiny Donahue, Lydia Merrill, Makenna Donahue, Wesley Merrill, Acacia Merrill, Asher Chiddix and Alexa Chiddix. She had two great-great grandchildren: Eva Goodwin, and Lily Goodwin.

“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing” (2 Timothy 4:7-8).

A Celebration of Life will be held at First Menonnite Church, 381 E. Washington Avenue, Aberdeen, ID on Saturday, October 12 at 11am.
Interment will be at Homestead Cemetery, Aberdeen, ID

Michael Lynn Greer

March 22 1970 - August 21 2019

Michael Lynn Greer Sr. Age 49: Passed away in Salem, OR on August 21st, 2019 surrounded by his family. He died of liver cancer. A little bit about Michael, he was born and raised in Salem, OR. His parents were David Greer and Maxine Durner. He was the youngest of 4 boys. His brothers were Raymond, Robert, and David. Growing up he always loved the outdoors, fishing, hunting, and camping. He married his first wife Jennifer Burrell the same year he graduated high school in 1988. He got his diploma from North Salem high school. He had three children. Sherry Greer, Michael Greer Jr., and Marcus Greer. He had many jobs throughout his life, most of them were general labor professions. He was a hard worker and took his jobs with pride no matter what the task was. He was a loving man and cared deeply for his family. The family will be celebrating his life on Sunday, August 25th, 2019 at his niece’s house (Elizabeth Greer) in West Salem.

Calvin John Collins M.D

September 18 1932 - August 10 2019

Calvin Collins was born September 18, 1932 in Melrose, Massachusetts to Albert E. and Edith Brown Collins. He graduated from Melrose High School in 1950, as president of the senior class and captain of the basketball team. Calvin went on to graduate from Williams College in 1954 and Harvard Medical School in 1958. He was a Tyng scholar which provided a full scholarship to Williams and Harvard. At Williams he was Junior Phi Beta Kappa, president of Theta Delta Chi fraternity, and captain of the varsity lacrosse team. Following graduation from Williams, Calvin married Elizabeth Borden Russell of Westfield, New Jersey.

Dr. Collins did his internship and residency through the University of Rochester at Strong Memorial Hospital, participating in a US Air Force sponsorship. Following completion of his residency, Calvin was commissioned into the Air Force, beginning what would be a fifteen year career. In 1966, Cal, Liz, and their three children, Jean, Rick and Bill, left Griffiss Air Force Base headed for Ankara, Turkey, where Calvin would serve as Chief of Surgery at the U.S. Regional Hospital. Following 2 1/2 years in Turkey, Cal and the family moved to San Antonio, Texas, where he joined the vascular surgery teaching staff at Wilford Hall Hospital, Lackland Air Force Base, and was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

In 1972, Calvin accepted a position with Drs. Upjohn, Ross, and Gaiser in Salem. He remained a partner in the practice until his retirement in 1995. Prior to his retirement, Dr. Collins served as chief of surgery and president of the hospital medical staff. He also worked along with several talented technicians and other colleagues to establish the Salem Hospital Non-Invasive Vascular Laboratory.

Cal and Liz divorced and in 1979 Calvin married Mary Jane Olson. They enjoyed traveling, skiing, golf, and spending time with their blended family. Cal served a term as president of Illahe Hills Country Club and after retiring, spent 10 years volunteering with the Oregon Golf Association, rating golf courses all over Oregon and southern Washington.

Calvin’s greatest joys were his children, grandchildren, and attending hundreds of musical and sporting events over the last decade. He also enjoyed tending to his roses, doing New York Times crosswords, and during his spare time, laughing with family and friends.

Dr. Collins is survived by his beloved wife Mary Jane, his daughter Jean (Collins) Lasater (Gary), his sons Rick and Bill (Nancy), his step-children Gunnar Olson (Melissa) and Liv Freeby, and his grandchildren-Anne (Elizabeth) and Margaret Oscilia, Clayton, Matthew, Calvin, Zoe, and Claire Collins, Hannah and Paige Olson, and Johan and Anja Freeby.

Donations may be made in Calvin’s honor to the Nature Conservancy, Planned Parenthood of the Willamette Valley, Death with Dignity, or Willamette Valley Hospice.

A private memorial is planned.

Francisco (Frank) E. Rodrigues

October 20 1931 - July 29 2019

Francisco (Frank) E. Rodrigues
1931 -2019

Frank passed away peacefully in his sleep on July 29, in Salem. He was born in Brava, Cape Verde Islands. Frank was not only a proud man but a brave man as well. At the age of 35 he decided to pack up his wife and children with basically nothing more than they could carry and made the long journey to a new and unfamiliar country.

They ended up in Salem Oregon back in 1966. Even though he was in a new country and was not able to speak the language he was able to find work with West Foods and later with
St. Vincent De Paul prior to retirement.

Frank enjoyed visiting with family and working with his hands on various projects but his true passion was being in his garden; to say he had a green thumb is an understatement. His roses were some of the most beautiful flowers ever seen. Frank will be remembered for his generous heart, warm smile, playful nature and his never ending stories. He will truly be missed.

Frank is survived by three sons and one daughter: Manuel (Manny) of Beaverton, David of Anchorage, Olivia of Beaverton and Danny of Salem; grandchildren: Nicole, Alexis, Andre, Jacob; great grandchild: Tobias; sister Aida Xavier.
He was predeceased by his wife and love of his life: Adelina Rodrigues; father: Manuel Fonseca; mother: Eugenia Rodrigues; sister: Maria Rodrigues.

Funeral service will be Friday, August 2 at 2:00 pm at City View Funeral Home, Salem, Oregon

Dolores D Mueller

October 21 1925 - July 27 2019

Dolores D. Mueller, 93 passed away Saturday July 27, in Sky Lakes Medical Center with family by her side. Dolores was born to Henry and Elsie (Wolff) Weber in Drake, N.D. on October 21, 1925.
Dolores graduated from Drake High School in 1943 and married Ernie in 1944. She taught school for a short time and helped with farming around Drake. She moved with her family to Fairbanks, Alaska in 1951 and worked as Telephone operator for 18yrs. Dolores and her husband, Ernie were small business owners while in Oregon. The Ochoco Reservior & RV Park, operating Union bulk plants, both in Gold Beach and Lakeview Oregon. They then moved to Mt. Hebron, Ca. where they owned the Mt. Hebron Grocery Store for a number of years. Dolores & Ernie retired to Merrill, Or. and then settled in Klamath Falls for the last 23 years.
Dolores’ hobbies were bowling, knitting and snow birding to Arizona and traveling to other states. She loved fishing on the rivers and ocean. Even though she could not swim, she learned to navigate their boat while ocean fishing. She enjoyed old time polka music and could dance with the best of dancers. Dolores was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Golden Age Club and Senior Citizens.
Dolores is survived by her sons, Gary (Judy) and Ron, 6 grandchildren, Mitch (Tami), Klamath Falls, Kevin (Lori), Salem, Or., Bryan (Wendi) Portland, Or., Charlotte (Pat) Quinlin, WV, Christina (Jay) Brunswick, Klamath Falls and Regina, Klamath Falls. 21 great grandchildren and 4 great great-grandchildren. Sister Roslyn Lueck, Fairview, MT., sister in law Alice Weber, Corvallis, Or. and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernie, parents and 6 of her brothers and sisters.
Memorial Services will be held Saturday Sept. 7, 2019 1:00PM Zion Lutheran Church, 1025 High St. Klamath Falls, Oregon 97601. Memorial donations can be made to the LWML at the church.

Carol Joy Kirby

February 18 1940 - July 25 2019

Carol Joy Moore Kirby passed away peacefully on the wings of angels at 3:30 AM on July 25, 2019.
Carol was born on February 18, 1940 in Corpus Christi, Texas. She lived in Texas, New Jersey, Shreveport and, after retirement from the surgical intensive care unit as a nurse supervisor, moved to Oregon to be closer to her daughter and her family. In Salem, she made great new friends and became an integral part of life with her daughter’s family. Carol loved spending time with family as well as traveling (especially to Italy), stitching, cooking and spending time with friends of the Newcomers group.
Carol is preceded in death by her parents, Mary Maxine Soliday Moore and Floyd Lindsey Moore. She is survived by her daughter, Kalen Young and her husband, Dr. John Young; grandchildren Jack and Madison Young, as well as her sister, Janice Cartwright and husband Don Cartwright; daughter-in-law Helen Kirby and granddaughter, Rachel Kirby; sister-in-law Mary Jo Taylor and husband Tommy Taylor, and many other nieces and nephews. Carol taught us how to be strong, how to fight for what you believe in and how to never give up. The family would like to give a special thanks to Dr. Natasha Tiffany, whose compassionate care gave us years more of family time and quality life with Carol. There will be a private family memorial in her honor. Prayers for Carol and her family are requested.

Rick Alan Barker

May 30 1957 - July 2 2019

Rick was born in San Jose, California to Wanda & Marvin Barker. He was the firstborn but was soon followed by his sisters Erin & Lori. He lived in Santa Clara, California until the age of 8, then his family moved to Milpitas, California. There he attended Ayers High School and at the age of 17 enlisted in the Air Force.
In the Air Force, Rick was trained as a wide band communication technician and received his Associate’s Degree in Science during his nearly eight years in the military. His training took him to many locations including Mississippi, Texas, California & “a mountain top in Turkey”. His jobs included analog communication equipment maintenance & repair, TV/recording studio technician and closing a base.
After discharge, Rick continued in the electronic field initially at SENS, a high voltage equipment manufacturing company in San Jose, California. After meeting and marrying his wife Diane, they moved to Hollister, California where he worked for ETM. While employed there, Rick created new circuit boards, streamlined their production/assembly line, and expanded their product line. In 1992, he moved his family to Oregon, initially settling in Corvallis. He worked at LBCC for eight years as an equipment technician, helping streamline their DVD copying production and eliminating time and production rates. He also set up one of their first telecommunication classrooms for broadcasting instruction to other locations (this was pre-internet). Rick then returned to school, completed his Microsoft Network Engineering training, and started his own business, IDS (Intelligent Data Services). He spent the last 17 years providing computer network and data management for many local small businesses.
Rick was a complex man who loved his sons, his dogs, fishing, his home & the Reno Air Races. He was amazingly creative, always trying to improve or streamline whatever he was working on. He loved politics and a “good” argument. He will be remembered for his great BBQs, his artistic woodworking and his spirited personality.
Rick is preceded in death by his father Marvin and his sisters Erin and Lori. He is survived by his mom and step-dad Wanda and Charley Donati, his ex-wives Rita and Diane, his sons Paul, Nick and Michael, his daughter-in-law Shannon, and granddaughter Riley.
Memorial services will be held on July 10, 2019 at 5:30 pm at Jefferson Evangelical Church, 552 2nd St, Jefferson, OR.

Arlyce (Peggy) Burke

April 18 1931 - June 30 2019

Arlyce `Peggy` Burke
April 18, 1931- June 30, 2019

Arlyce Janet Klampe was born to Orville and Gladys Klampe in Clark, South Dakota on April 18, 1931. Her midwife named her Peggy, which she went by throughout most of her life.
In 1937 along with her older brother Verle her parents moved to Lake Labish to farm onions. After settling in Oregon four more siblings were born. While attending Hazel Green school Peggy helped on the farm and cared for her twin brothers Maurice and Marvin and the little ones Nyles and Loren.
After graduating from Salem High School Peggy met Frank Burke on a blind date. They soon married on August 25, 1949 raising their children Douglas and Pamela in south Salem. The family spent many weekends camping in central Oregon and Detroit Lake. Frank and Peggy were members of the North Santiam Sportsman Club where they camped, boated and fished with many of their lifelong friends. “Arlyce Lake” in central Oregon was named for her.
Always a lady, Arlyce fittingly sold Avon in the 60’s and 70’s. However it was her inner beauty that shined through. In her unwavering positive way she made every effort to be the peacemaker. By example Peggy taught us compassion, dignity, and gratitude; traits that we will carry on in her honor.
Peg was a skilled homemaker and seamstress, and grew beautiful roses. She was a dedicated friend and a wonderful neighbor to many in the Laurel Springs and Battlecreek neighborhoods. Peg was a member of the OSU Extension Service and South Salem Seniors.
After Frank’s retirement they made several trips across the U.S. in their RV and traveled to Mexico, Canada, Hawaii and the Oregon coast. They enjoyed taking the grandchildren camping and fishing. Grandma Peggy will be remembered for her delicious fried chicken and picking raspberries, blueberries and cucumbers in her immaculate garden. She also made the perfect grilled cheese sandwich, cut in 1/4ths, diagonally, just the way kids like.
As Peggy’s dementia progressed she decided to go by her given name Arlyce. With Frank by her side, she showed us how to be strong in accepting her destiny.
She was preceded in death by Frank M. Burke her husband of 68 years, all of her siblings, and an older sister Carolyn who died as a baby.
Arlyce leaves behind her son Douglas & wife Donna Burke of Ventura, CA; daughter Pamela & husband Vaughn Berger of Salem, OR; grandchildren Emrance Berger, Spencer Burke, Kyla & husband Evan Smith; and great-grandson EmRance Michael Smith. She was known as Aunt Peggy to several nieces and nephews.
A heartfelt thank you (& a hug around the neck) to the Meadow Creek community, Willamette Valley Hospice, Kelley at Senior One Source, and all the caregivers, family and friends that helped guide Arlyce through her final journey.
The love that she is will always be in the hearts of those who love her.
A gathering in honor of Frank and Peggy will be held this fall. Please email frankandpeggyburke@gmail.com for information.
Donations can be made to: Willamette Valley Hospice, 1015 3rd St NW, Salem, OR 97304; South Salem Senior Center, 6450 Fairway Ave SE, Salem, OR 97306 or Oregon Alzheimer’s Assn., 1650 NW Naito Pkwy, Portland, OR 97209
City View Funeral Home is handling the arrangement.

Timothy Ray Allen

September 3 1973 - June 14 2019

Tim Ray Allen, 45, was tragically taken from us much too soon from a house fire on June, 14, 2019. Please join his family in celebrating his life by sharing memories, BBQ, soft drinks and desert on Sunday, July 14th from 1 to 3 pm at 1313 Mill St Se, Salem, 97301, on the 3rd floor of the Mill Building.
Tim was born into the loving arms of his parents Dennis & Kathie Allen in Salem, OR on Sept 3, 1973. The Allen family grew to include his younger brothers David and Jesse. Tim spent most of his life living in the Jan Ree area, attended Hayesville Elementary, Waldo Middle School and McKay High School where he graduated from in 1991. He was in the Boy Scouts in his early years and played basketball and football through high school. While attending Chemeketa Community College in 1995, he met and fell in love with his wife Jessica and daughter Alicia. In 2002 and 2003, Tim’s other two daughters, Araya Sunshine and Autumn Sky, were born literally into his strong hands!
Tim is remembered by and was an influence to most of those that had the pleasure to know him, including co-workers. He began working when he was 15 years old, riding his bike to work at Taco Bell. He then worked at Foot Locker in the Lancaster Mall and Northwest Door & Supply with his Dad and brothers. Tim was employed at Kal Kustom for 10 years where he ultimately managed the upholstery department. The interior of every Reinell ski boat built during this time includes some of his handiwork. Tim later worked at R&R Tree Service and then opened his own landscaping maintenance business. During this time he built many fences that currently exist in and around our community. Through all of this, Tim acquired numerous skills that he most often applied to caring for his top priorities; family, home and friends.
Tim’s greatest pride is his 3 daughters; he was an extremely involved parent and always made their well-being #1 priority. When Araya and Autumn were newborns, he got up with them every other night to evenly share in caring for them. He attended just about every single one of the girls’ endless number of concerts, games, conferences, trips to the doctor and all other happenings in their life. His loud voice from the sidelines was always supportive, never critical. He is their hero, their teacher, their loving father and gave the greatest hugs!
Tim had a love for the outdoors that grew from the time he was a baby. Some of his best memories were created at Lake Merwin, Lake Billy Chinook, hunting with Dad and brothers in Christmas Valley, in Detroit Lake area, in Jefferson Park and on the Pacific Crest Trail. One trip at a time, Tim eventually hiked from Pamelia Lake to the State of Washington (well over 100 miles!) on the PCT as well as dozens of miles in the Three Sisters Wilderness area.
Tim had a precision to detail that resulted in perfection and was extremely creative. He applied these talents to making many items for loved ones and home whether it be bird houses, couch pillows, dog kennel, cat scratcher or wishing well planter for his mother. His family will claim that he had the straightest lines!
Tim had an appreciation for all living things; some of his favorites being his dogs, his snake Guido and his gardens. His tomatoes and sunflowers would grow twice as tall as he (6’3”)! When his youngest daughters were in middle school, he grew corn and sunflowers in the front yard that he would later use in addition to the garage to build a haunted house for trick-or-treaters. Hundreds of children were terrified and mesmerized by this large scary man with a chainsaw on Halloween!
Tim’s loved ones have countless memories of priceless moments spent with him. There were vacations to Kansas, Reno, Maui, Virginia/D.C., Las Vegas, Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, Universal Studios, Six Flags and Silverwood. Times spent camping, hunting, backpacking, on the beach, playing in the snow, dying Easter eggs, putting up Christmas lights, barbequing his famous steaks, making jelly, working on school projects, annual visits to pumpkin patches, Christmas tree farms and so much more!
Tim was a fan of the Oregon Ducks and enjoyed numerous games with many of his family members. He had a love for music and attended a very large number of rock concerts, some of his favorites being Metallica, Floater, Ozzfests and Rockfests. He had a blast attending the annual Oregon Country Fair and was an explorer that would be overjoyed by finding the next view point. He also loved to play pool and was very good at it!
Tim can be described as a respectful, kind, generous, protective and passionate person. He would go over and beyond to assist those that asked and even those that didn’t. If a car was stranded, he would pull over to help. If the street drainage in the neighborhood was plugged, he would clear it. If someone needed help with lifting, opening or retrieving something high, he would take care of it. He was a great man to have by your side!
Tim is proceeded in death by; grandparents Bud & Evelyn Allen and Pauline & Jesse Thomas. He is survived by; parents Dennis & Kathie Allen; brothers David (wife Amber) and Jesse; daughters Alicia (husband Michael), Araya and Autumn; 2 nieces; 5 nephews; 3 grandchildren and hundreds of other extended family members.
Tim will be remembered by his beautiful blue eyes and gorgeous smile that could light up any room and by the many lessons he taught that will continue to be taught for generations to come. He will forever be in our hearts!

Frances Marion Wallace

September 13 1925 - May 30 2019

Frances Marion Wallace met Jesus Christ 'face to face' May 30, 2019. She was born in Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Canada on September 13, 1925. She lived a long life of service to her Lord using her gifts of music, magic, and ventriloquism to bless a multitude of people. She is survived by her sister, Phyllis Cox of Bakersfield, California and brother, Fred Clark (Louise) of Salem, Oregon. She is also survived by her nephew, Stephen Clark (Anne), her nieces, Joanne Caldwell (Michael), Audrey Costa, Valerie Hampton, Carole Dunn, and Karen Clark, as well as great nephews, Brendan Clark, Adam Hiscox, Dylan Clark, and Connor Thurman, great niece, Kerry Caldwell and step-son, William Neil Wallace (Carolyn) and step-grandson, Gary Wallace (Gina) and their family.
She was well known in Spokane, Washington where she lived for many years and where she used her talents on television with Sunday School of the Air. She and her husband of 56 years, Neil, traveled for many years doing musical programs and evangelistic crusades in schools and churches. After moving to Salem, she continued doing programs in schools and senior facilities including Meadow Creek Village where she lived the last year and a half.
She met Donald Bremer at Salem Alliance Church in 2007. They were together until his death in 2017.
Celebration of life will be scheduled at a later date.

Joyce Marilyn Bates

June 7 1932 - May 25 2019

Joyce Marilyn Bates
June 7, 1932 - May 25, 2019
Joyce Marilyn Bates was born in Salem, Oregon on June 7, 1932 to parents John and Mildred Rautenkranz. She had two brothers, Richard and Karl. Joyce was raised in Salem and as an adult continued to live in the Salem and Stayton areas most of her life. She passed away into the presence of her Lord at home surrounded by her family on May 25, 2019. She attended Englewood Elementary School, Parrish Junior High, Salem High School and Willamette University.
While at church, she met Millard Bates. Millard and Joyce were married after Millard’s college graduation and had five children: Michael, Steven, Jeffrey, Sheryl and Gregory, who were all born and raised in the Salem and Stayton areas. For brief times, they also lived in Valparaiso, IN and Boulder, CO, where Millard attended graduate school.
Raising her family and active church involvement were at the center of Joyce’s life. Her children and grandchildren describe her as selfless, kind, trustworthy, strong and resilient. You could always count on her.
Joyce and the family attended Grace Baptist Church for many years where she was active, volunteering almost every Sunday in children’s ministry and serving as a deaconess. In her most recent years she attended Salem Evangelical Church.
As her children reached school-age she began work at US Bank, starting at the Center & Lancaster branch when it was just a trailer across from the PayLess store. She absolutely loved working there and for 30 years she served as a friendly face and proficient personal customer service advocate to hundreds of customers.
Whether at home, church, work or in the neighborhood, Joyce touched many people. She had a quiet strength with an incredible faith in God. Daily she lived out her commitment to follow Him in every area of her life.
She was predeceased by her son, Jeff, her brothers, and her parents. She is survived by her husband, Millard, daughter Sheryl, and sons Mike (Debbie), Steve (Karen) and Greg; grandchildren: Kelsey (Cory) Nystul (Redmond, OR), Brad (Kelly) Bates (Salem), Rebecca (Josh) Mann (Gig Harbor, WA), Timothy Bates (Salem), Elizabeth (Brent) Poole (Bend, OR), Nathan Bates (Corvallis), Carmen Bynum (Conrad, MT), Amanda (Jose) Reyna (Salem), David (Salem), Matthew (Caitlin) Bates (East Lansing, MI) and Sarah Bates (Tualatin) and 17 great-grandchildren.
A Remembrance of Life will be held at 3:00 p.m., Friday, June 7, 2019 at City View Funeral Home & Cemetery, Salem, Oregon. Memorial donations may be made to Insight for Living Ministries (Frisco, TX), Union Gospel Mission (Salem) or Crisis Chaplaincy Services (Salem).
Special thanks are to First Call Home Health, Willamette Valley Hospice, Dr. Buckley, Salem Evangelical Church for the care provided Joyce and the support given to her family.

Evelyn Josephone Franz

November 30 1919 - May 1 2019

Evelyn Josephine Franz was born in Salem, Oregon on November 30, 1919 to parents Roy and Etta Melson. She had two brothers, Lewis and David, and a sister Ruth. Evelyn was raised in Keizer and lived there until her passing on May 1, 2019 at age 99. She attended Keizer Elementary School, Parrish Junior High School, Salem High School and Capital Business College.
When Evelyn was seven, the family moved to the thirty-five acre Four Firs Farm in Keizer. At age twelve, her father gave her a horse and with Madame Queen she loved to explore the rural area. Farm chores were part of her life and, according to her brother Lewis, Evelyn was not only the fastest at picking fruit but fearless at the top of a cherry tree.
On a trip to the Oregon coast in the 1930`s she met Ewald Franz. in 1940, Evelyn and Ewald were married and had three children: Stanley, Allan and Genese. Evelyn worked for the Salem School District serving as an administrative assistant until her retirement in 1981.
She was a strong, independent woman who loved her family deeply. Get-togethers meant the world to her and were enjoyed by all. She had a never-ending curiosity and never let age get in her way. Evelyn questioned everything with sincerity, had childlike enthusiasm, and endless wit. She was kind and friendly to everyone she met. Never a complainer, she once referred to growing up during the Depression as `getting what you needed, not getting what you wanted`.
Evelyn was constantly involved in some type of activity from working in her yard to watching Seattle Mariner games to knitting to genealogy. She took great pride in her heritage and was the family historian long before internet research. Notebooks she compiled over the years have been shared with family members across the country.
She was a proud member of DAR for over fifty-five years holding many offices including Regent from 1983-1984. Volunteer work was important to her and she devoted herself to the Keizer Heritage Museum where a room is named in her honor. She also spent time volunteering at the Salem Public Library and the Oregon State Capital.
Evelyn loved to travel and enjoyed bringing home souvenirs from around the world. Her destinations included Hawaii, China, Russia, Panama and many European countries.
She was predeceased by her husband Ewald and her son Stanley. She is survived by her son Allan (Margie) Franz, daughter Genese (Mike) Mullin and daughter-in-law Jana Franz; grandchildren Beth Travnicek, Katie Franz, Jeff Mullin and Kyle Franz; and great-grandchildren Jack Travnicek, Grace Travnicek, Anders Mullin and Darby Franz. She is also survived by a large number of nieces and nephews and many loved ones.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 8, 2019 at First United Methodist Church, 600 State Street, Salem, Oregon. Evelyn was a lifetime member of the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Keizer Heritage Museum.
Thanks are given to the staff at Salem Hospital and especially Avamere Court in Keizer and Serenity Hospice for the care given Evelyn and the support given to her family.

Mark T. Springer

February 8 1949 - April 18 2019

Mark T Springer age 70 passed away April 18 2019 in Salem OR following a short hospitalization at Salem Hospital. Mark was born in Canton, Ohio on February 8, 1949 to William and Edna Springer. The family ( sister Faith, brother Linton ) moved to Salem in 1958. Mark attended Salem Academy, South High School and Oregon College of Education (now Western University) where he earned a Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology and specialized in communication and swallowing disorders. He also studied at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.
In his younger years Mark performed with the Salem Singers and recorded a few albums (gospel music) Mark always enjoyed music and would sing or hum along to any song on the radio over the groans of family trying to listen to the songs being played (Elvis was a favorite). Another favorite was watching Godfather marathons and Jeopardy every evening.
As a Speech Pathologist Mark worked for over 40 years in the Salem area in many locations - home health, nursing homes, Salem Keizer School District ( at several schools ) and PT Northwest. He touched and improved the lives of countless people and cared about each and every one of his patients. Mark will be remembered for his positive attitude, big smile, loyalty and dedication to family and profession. He will be greatly missed by wife Val, son Scott, step children Adriel and Roxanne Weiner, sister Faith (Jim) Miller and nieces and nephews.
The family thanks Salem Hospital’s physicians and nurses in the neurosurgery, cardiology, ICU and CVCU departments as well as all of the other staff in numerous other departments that assisted in Mark’s care. Their expertise and compassion will always be remembered.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Springer residence at a later date.
In lieu of flowers please make a donation to Oregon Speech-Language Hearing Association (please contact oshastaff@gmail.com) to make a donation in Mark’s memory or to any charitable organization of your choice.
On line condolences can be shared at www.cityviewfh.com

Margaret C Chadburn

February 22 1933 - April 2 2019

Margaret Chadburn passed away April 2 in Eugene where she had lived since February, 2013. A native Oregonian, Margaret was born in Salem and raised in Portland, graduating from Lincoln High School in 1951. She worked for the Multnomah County Library Association and later for a Portland pharmacy.
Margaret and her husband Gerald were married at St. Luke Lutheran Church on Valentines Day, 1953. They lived in Portland, Myrtle Creek and Grants Pass and moved to Salem in 1968 where they lived in the same house for 45 years before moving to Eugene.
Margaret attended Chemeketa Community College and worked for the Employment Department, retiring in 1992. She was a longtime member of Christ The Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Salem where she was active in women’s groups and served on altar committee, was a Junior League advisor and administered Holy Communion to the homebound.
An avid walker, she also liked to read and knit and especially enjoyed spending lazy afternoons playing cribbage and scrabble with Gerald. Survivors include her husband of 66 years, Gerald; daughters Jeanine Hellyer (Steve) of Eugene and Jennifer Chadburn (Gary Plotner) of Bakersfield, Calif., and sons Michael (Robin Domogalla) of Woodburn, Ore., and Daniel (Thomas Nichols) of Falls Church, Va.
She also leaves behind sister Sharon Overholser of Prineville, Ore., and Sharon’s daughters Liesa and Kristin; grandchildren Sarah Barrett (Kyle) and Sydney Saks (Avery) of Eugene, and great grandchildren Arya Saks and Benjamin Barrett. At her request, a funeral service will be held Friday, April 5, at 11:00 a.m. at City View Funeral Home and Cemetery in Salem with burial to follow.

Robert Eugene Kaufman

June 5 1926 - March 28 2019

Robert Eugene Kaufman, former resident of Salem, died on March, 28th, 2019, from Alzheimer’s, at the of age 92. He was born a twin, on June 5th 1926, the 5th of 10 children, in Norris, South Dakota to Otto & Martha (Goehring) Kaufman. The family moved to Grangeville, ID in 1934, where he graduated high school in 1945. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his brothers when time allowed. He served in the US Army from March 1946-December 1946.
Robert attended Kinmen Business School and taught dance lessons at Arthur Murray Dance Studio in Spokane, WA. He was married to Jowyn Louise Villager from September 1, 1957 to 1976. They had one daughter, Kimberley (Kaufman) Miles. Robert was proud to sell life insurance for Lutheran Brotherhood for over 30 years. He had hundreds of clients in the Spokane, Pullman and Moscow area. He had happy memories of a special trip to Hawaii, water skiing with his brother Marvin, training his German Shepard Zeina, and his classic Ford Thunderbird.
Bob moved to Salem in the early 1980’s to be closer to his mother and sisters, Shirley & Sharon. He was a member at Immanuel Lutheran church for many years. Bob enjoyed working in his yard and keeping his office and home organized. He spent the last years at The Springs Living Center, in Sherwood Oregon, where he was known for his wonderful singing voice. He is preceded in death by his parents & 8 siblings. He is survived by his sister Sharon Kaufman, his daughter Kim, her husband Michael, their sons Jason and Jordan Miles, plus many nieces and nephews.
A graveside service with military honors will be held in Grangeville, on Tuesday, April 2nd at 10am. A memorial service will be held at Immanuel Lutheran in Salem, at 11am on Saturday, April 13th 2019. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimer`s research-

Margret Iris Armantrout

March 22 1952 - March 24 2019

Margret lost her battle with diabetes and heart disease on the evening of March 24, 2019, at her home in Salem at the age of 67.
Margret was born in Rolla, Missouri, in 1952 and moved with her family to Corvallis, Oregon in 1956. She attended Washington Grade School, Western View Jr High School, and Corvallis High School (all in Corvallis) graduating in 1970. In high school, she was cast in many theater productions - usually in a main role. She went on to attend Oregon State University, majoring in Theater Arts where she appeared in many OSU plays throughout her academic career. After leaving OSU, she moved to Salem where she went to work for the State of Oregon Department of Revenue. She began taking computer classes (computers were new then!), and was hired by the Dept of Health and Human Services as a system architect. She worked there until her retirement several years ago.
Margret had many loves – her main love being her cats. (She is survived by Beau, Harley, Jane and Michelle.) She also loved to cook and was very gifted in baking and candy making. She loved to enter her goodies in county fairs and the State Fair, where she won many ribbons. She was particularly proud of her accomplishments in winning every ribbon available in the Gerry Frank Chocolate Cake Contest - including the coveted blue ribbon. Margret was also known as the Candy Lady, and started preparing sweets in October for her Christmas gifts of candy for family and friends. She also participated in the food drive`s Valentine`s Day sales at DHS; at the last sale she participated in, her candies raised over $3,000 for the drive.She also loved collecting rocks and crystals, rings, earrings, hats and dragons.

Margret loved photography and liked to enter photos in the State Fair. She produced a yearly calendar at Christmas for family and friends using her photos and marked every day of the year with a different event. The Oregon Coast was one of her favorite subjects, but in her later years she was unable to go there very often due to health problems. Margret enjoyed working on her computer and sewing too. She enjoyed plants and gardening, and redid her garden herself, including digging a fish pond; the garden was styled after an English garden.

Margret was preceded in death by her parents, Clo Elton Armantrout and Bonnie Laura (Robinson) Armantrout, an older brother, Neil Brant Armantrout, and an older sister, Jo Ann Armantrout. She is survived by an older brother, Guy Alan Armantrout of Darnestown, MD, an older sister, Janet Armantrout of Livermore, CA, an older sister Bonnie Lynne Armantrout of Corvallis, OR, a younger brother, George Lloyd Armantrout of Portland, and numerous nieces, nephews, grand nieces, and grand nephews.
No services are planned. Donations in Margret’s memory can be made to any local animal shelter.

Dolores Jean Johnsrud

July 12 1929 - March 22 2019

Dolores Jean Johnsrud
July 12, 1929 – March 22, 2019
Dolores was born July 12, 1929 in Silverton, Oregon, along with her twin sister, Deleen, to Edward and Marie Hougham. The Hougham family lived in Mt. Angel for more than 15 years before moving to Salem in 1945.
In 1956, Dolores married the love of her life, Herb Johnsrud. Dolores worked for Moore Business Forms for nearly 30 years before retiring in 1984. Dolores and Herb loved to travel, spending many winter months in the San Diego and Palm Springs, California areas.
Herb preceded Dolores in death in 2006, though now, as promised, they will be together again.
Dolores was also preceded in death by her parents and sisters Deleen Green, Doris Potter, and Gloria Sanders. She is survived by many nieces, nephews, and friends who loved her dearly.
Dolores requested no funeral be held after her death, and will be laid to rest alongside Herb at the Mount Crest Abbey Mausoleum in Salem, Oregon.
In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to the Alzheimer’s Network of Oregon at 2625 Portland Road NE, Salem, Oregon 97301, in memory of Herb Johnsrud.

Donna Lee McKeever

September 20 1953 - March 15 2019

Donna Lee McKeever was born September 20th, 1953, in Los Angeles California, and went to Heaven on March 15th,2019 in Salem, Oregon.
She was preceded in death by her Mother Charlotte Virginia McCamey, and her husband Ray Hernandez.
She is survived by her two sons Armando and Amory McKeever and his wife, Amanda King as well as 5 Grandchildren. She also leaves behind her brother Allen Boles, and his wife Kathy, her sister Annie Shreckengost and her husband Rod. She also has many half-brothers and half-sisters, and even step-brothers and step-sisters, from her mother’s marriages to A.G (Buddy) Boles, and Harold McCamey.

Throughout the years of her life she lived in many places including Portland, Oregon, Pocatello, Idaho, Vista, California Orange County, California, Tacoma, Washington and Centralia, Washington. She also traveled with her late husband to many places around the US and abroad such as Jasper, Alberta, Canada, Guatemala, Mexico City, Mexico, Baja California, and many small towns in between.
Donna settled in Salem, Oregon, and lived there for the past 25 years. In that time, she graduated from Chemeketa Community College and Western Baptist College, now known as Corban University. She then became an employee with the Oregon Department of Transportation and worked there for the last sixteen years where she compiled vehicle crash data for analysis. She was active in the Service Employees International Union, where she served and even became Shop Steward for a time. She was a friend to many co-workers and welcomed them to stop by her house on the holidays for egg-nog, cookies, and socializing.

Donna had a strong and deeply personal relationship with God, and her Lord Jesus Christ. She would devote time every Sunday to worship and pray and exercise her faith. She attended several churches over the years, but always eager to learn more about what greatness the Lord had for her! And now, she no longer has to wait. She’s in the loving arms of God!

Donna was a child of God, a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who braved adversity. She was a woman who knew in her heart that she had a perfect place prepared for her in the kingdom to come.
“For me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” Philippians 1:21

Linda Louellen Ambrose

November 4 1948 - March 14 2019

She was born in Oroville, California to James & Edith Bainbridge on November 4th 1948. Linda passed on March 14th, 2019 in Salem, OR. She is survived by her daughter, Lisa Wilson (Scott Wilson) and son, Lonnie Ambrose; five grandchildren, Douglas, Ashley, Jason, Nicole and Kayla; one great granchild, Wesley; two brothers, James Bainbridge and Robert Bainbridge; half-brother, Charles Bainbridge.
Linda found her joy in spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She was an accomplished business owner, a member of the American Legion. She loved spending time at the beach and listening to the music of Elvis. Loved playing softball, going antiquing, and give life advice to those who needed it.
She will forever be loved and live in our hearts with many wondeful memories to keep her spirit alive.
Memorial service are scheduled for 2:00 pm Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at City View Funeral Home.

Kenneth Leroy Cunningham, Sr

October 3 1942 - March 14 2019

Kenneth L Cunningham, Sr. 76, of Salem, died March 14, 2019 of natural causes. Kenneth was born October 3, 1942 in Loma Linda, California. He served honorably in the United States Navy. Ken was a flooring contractor for many years and enjoyed a reputation as being one of the best and hardest working in the Salem area.
He is survived by three sons; Kenneth Jr., Sherl and Joseph “JD” Cunningham.
Ken will be laid to rest with military honors at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland at 10 am on Friday, March 22, 2019. The family is also planning a gathering at 2:00 pm the same day at 370 Church St. SE, Salem, OR.

Donna Mae Wolfe

July 22 1938 - March 11 2019

Monday March 11, 2019, Donna Mae Wolfe of Keizer went home to be with her Heavenly Father at the age of 80. Donna was born on July 22nd, 1938, in Hood River, Oregon to Malcolm and Grace MacKinnon. She married Pat Wilson on October 15, 1954, and that union created four beautiful children; a son, Joseph, and three daughters, Debbie, Joyce, and Diana.
After finishing her education, she went to work for The State of Oregon. Her role helping families in need was a perfect fit for her soft heart and care giving nature. Her warmth and compassion combined helped her thrive in this position. Her nurturing character lead her to being affectionately referred to as `Mom` by many. After many years of service to The State of Oregon, Donna retired in 2000.

Later in life, she was given a second chance at love. On December 16, 1985, she married Hugh Wolfe, and gained three bonus children; Larry, Mike, and Lynne. In her younger years, Donna was active in groups and leagues for bowling, darts, and billiards. Donna had a fun-loving spirit and also enjoyed rollerskating, and never turned down an opportunity to dance. During her loving marriage to Hugh, she would often join him fishing. Although it was his passion, definitely not hers, she was always pleased to be by Hugh`s side. As she grew older, she enjoyed more quiet activities including needlepoint and crosswords. But most of all, she found joy and relaxation through coloring, while cuddling with her beloved dog, Scamper. Donna loved the color blue, and anything sparkly, quirky and fun. She had a large collection of what she lovingly referred to as her `knick-knacks`.

Donna deeply cherished and valued family. She was preceded in death by her only son, Joseph, and her beloved husband, Hugh Wolfe. She is survived by her three daughters; Debbie, Joyce and Diana, and her bonus children; Larry, Mike and Lynne. She is also survived by a sister, Linda, and a brother, Lee.

She had the joy of having eleven grandchildren. She was also blessed with eleven great-grandchildren ranging in ages of nearly twenty to just a few weeks old.

Donna lived a full and happy life, and held her faith in God near and dear to her heart always. She will be remembered for her gentle, child-like spirit, and an innate ability to always see the good in everyone.

Funeral service will be 2:15 pm Sunday, March 17, 2019 at City View Funeral Home.

Horace Q Cook

September 21 1922 - March 9 2019

Cook, Horace Q. (Hod)
Horace Q. (Hod) Cook passed away March 9, 2019 in Salem, Oregon at the age of 96 years.
Born September 21, 1922 in Des Moines, IA and raised in Williamsburg, Iowa, Hod was an Eagle Scout, a talented athlete, and an accomplished vocalist. He spent over three years with the US Army in Europe near the end of World War II and journeyed to Oregon in 1959, settling in Salem where he lived for more than 60 years. Hod often remarked on how glad he was to have made a home in Salem and what a great place it was to live.
Hod made his career in sales, covering several industries including printing and insurance. An avid golfer, Hod enjoyed trying new courses whether locally in Oregon or elsewhere and especially appreciated the times when he was able to play with his brother Jim at Black Butte or near Jim’s home in South Carolina.
Hod was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Eleanor (Nell) Jones Cook, brothers Charles, John, Jim and Robert, and son Charlie. He is survived by his wife, Dee, of Salem OR, daughters Susan Cook (Liz Gilbert), Seattle WA, Mary Cook Welle, Lake Oswego OR and Jennifer Cook Youngman, Portland OR, sister-in-law Helen Cook, Cheney, WA, nieces Linda Magee and Elizabeth Murphy and nephew John Cook.
Services are pending with City View Cemetery www.cityviewfh.com
Donations in memory of Hod Cook can be made to OHSU Foundation, PO Box 29017, Portland, OR, 97296, supporting Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. To give online, go to www.OnwardOHSU.org/donation

Stanley Victor Pietrucki Jr.

May 26 1940 - February 26 2019

On Tuesday, February 26, 2019, Stan Pietrucki passed peacefully while sleeping, as a result of complications from dementia. He was in his home, surrounded by four generations of family.
Stan was born in Queens, NY to Stanley V Pietrucki, Sr and Isabella M (Gasero) Pietrucki, on May 26, 1940. When he was 18 months of age, his parents divorced and his father retained custody. Stan was raised by his Polish grandparents until he was 8 years old, while his father served in the Army. In 1948, Stan Sr remarried and Elizabeth became the Mom young Stan would come to know and love for the remainder of both their lives.
Stan met his high school sweetheart, Patricia, while they both attended high school in Wurtzburg, Germany. After returning to the States and (a second) high school graduation, Stan enlisted in the US Air Force. and was stationed at March Air Force Base at Riverside, CA. He and Patricia married and by the end of 1962, with a wife and two small children, Stan opted for a second tour of service and the family moved north to Travis Air Force Base at Fairfield, CA.
Stan spent eight years in service to our country and was honorably discharged in June of 1967. Acknowledging his love for all things wooden combined with his passion for the water, he secured a job in Vallejo, CA, repairing boats by day while building his own small sailboat in evenings and on weekends.
In 1970, with the encouragement of his employer, Stan broke out on his own and opened his first place of business, Woodcraft Unlimited, in the small town of Suisun City, CA. He was a master craftsman building everything from small pieces of furniture to custom cabinets to six foot high, redwood water wheels. It appeared he could craft or build anything he set his mind to. As one friend later said, he was “a magician with wood”.
Three years later, Stan closed Woodcraft, moved across the driveway and opened The Schooner, a retail ships chandlery where a person could buy anything needed to build a fiberglass boat from scratch. The existence of The Schooner was purely practical as Stans love was for wood. In keeping true to his passion, there was a placard near the door which read, `If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats, He would have made fiberbglass trees!`
From the time he was a small boy, Stan carried a life long dream of building and owning a sailing vessel large enough to sail the ocean. Commencing with a set of blueprints purchased from a Nova Scotia ship builder, Stan set about building a 60 ft, wooden hulled, gaff rigged schooner which would later be christened the `Witch of Wood`. Once he began the project in 1972, it captured and held his attention until the end of his life.
Again, working evenings and weekends, Stan built the Witch of Wood out behind The Schooner along the banks of the Suisun City slough. After she was launched and once she was maneuverable, he would perform reenactmentss of mock “battles” between the Americans and the British complete with canon fire and sailors plunging from the rigging into the water; he sailed her out the Golden Gate Bridge, down the coast of California, through the Panama canal, across the Gulf of Mexico and up the east coast of Florida. And then back to the San Francisco bay area. Dressed in full pirate garb, he and the Witch took part in pirate festivals up and down the pacific coast, for over a period of 20 years.
With 8 live canon of various sizes on board, the Witch of Wood remains to be the only privately owned, armed, tall ship of her kind, currently moored in Suisun City Harbor, just a few hundred yards from where she was built and launched, 40 years ago.
Stan thrived on challenging the elements. Whether is was sailing the ocean or fishing, hunting or camping, Stan went a step beyond. Hunting was done with not only modern day shotguns, but also with bow and arrow and black powder rifle, while dressed in buckskin clothing and moccasins. Camping was done in a tipi. He built black powder pistols and rifles for his personal use as well as for sale and designed beautiful custom jewelry, casting his own silver and gold. He was a man of many God given talents and he did not waste them.
Stan was preceded in death by his brother, Steven Pietrucki, his parents, Stan Sr and Elizabeth Pietrucki, his sister Patricia Economidis, all of West Palm Beach, FL and his son Patric Pietrucki of Salem. He leaves behind a brother, Tony Pietrucki of Palm Beach Gardens, FL, a niece, Kate Ramsingh and great-nephew, Isaac Ramsingh, both of West Palm Beach, FL, a daughter, Kim Pietrucki, two granddaughters, Lyndsey and Elyse and three great-grandchildren, Fallon, Patric and Haylie, all of Salem.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made at either the Alzheimers website (alz.org) to further research into dementia and related diseases or www.friendsofthewitchofwood.com as there is a project underway to restore the Witch of Wood to her original condition while simultaneously establishing an interactive center of learning where knowledge and history can be passed forward to future generations.

Geraldine Frances Cook

December 18 1932 - February 21 2019

Gerrie was born in Cleveland, Ohio on December 18, 1932 to Martin and Frances (Bryan) Cook and passed away on Thursday, February 21, 2019 in Beaverton, OR. She graduated from University of Ohio in 1954 and then moved to Oregon in 1955. She taught elementary school initially in the Portland area after teaching one year in Wyoming. Gerrie received her Master’s degree in Education from the University of Oregon. During most of her working years she taught elementary school in the Beaverton area, Gerrie was never married.

Gerrie was predeceased by her parents, Martin and Frances Cook and brother Richard. She is survived by her brother, Jeff (Sharon) of Gilbert, AZ; sister in law, Josephine of Powell, WY; and four nieces; Jennifer S. Meany of Phoenix, AZ, Kathryn A. Pallister of Alberta Canada, Susan Adkins of Burlington, Vermont, and Janet Cook of Arlington, Virginia.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, March 2nd at City View Cemetery, 390 Hoyt St. S., Salem, OR. Charitable donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Children International, Kansas City, MO. Arrangements are by City View Funeral Home.

Karl Richard Granat

June 8 1953 - February 17 2019

Karl Richard Granat

Salem - Karl Richard Granat died, surrounded by his loving family, on February 17, 2019, two weeks after contracting influenza and pneumonia.

Karl was born June 8, 1953 in Portland, Oregon. When he was a toddler, his family moved to a farm in Helvetia, near HIllsboro, where his love of animals, hunting, and the outdoors blossomed. Following his graduation from Hillsboro High School in 1971, he attended Portland State University and eventually earned a degree in History.

Karl enjoyed working as a lumber broker with his father at Granat Lumber Company, but a year after marrying his wife Lee in 1983, he earned an MBA degree and left to work for the State of Oregon`s Adult & Family Services Division as a fiscal analyst.He worked for AFS for eight years, having to leave due to health problems.

Karl had several medical disorders, one of which was Erythromelalgia (EM), a rare, very painful disease which left him bed-bound for four years. Throughout the years, Karl thoroughly researched medical literature and studies in order to optimize his chances to survive and raise his two sons. In 1999, he and a handful of others who had EM founded The Erythromelalgia Association, an organization which now has thousands of members in 17 countries. For many years Karl was the first point of contact for dozens of people from all over the world who sought help for their painful condition. With his knowledge of the disease and his strong faith in God, he was able to help prevent at least six people from committing suicide.

Karl is survived by his wife, Lee, son John Granat, daughter-in-law Andrea, whom he loved like a daughter, two beloved grandsons, Wesley and Owen, father-in-law James McCollum, brother Kurt Granat (Maureen), sisters Virginia Mapes (Ron), Alana Mapes (Marshall), and Jody Jones (Jerry), as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his youngest son, Michael, and his parents Henry and Louise Granat.

Karl will be remembered especially for his strong faith in God, his love for his family and the caring he had for others.

Karl will be buried at City View Cemetery in Salem on Saturday, March 9 at 10:30 AM. Following that, at 11:30 AM, a memorial service will be held at Sunnyslope Christian Reformed Church, 197 Hrubetz Rd SE, Salem OR 97302. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Sunnyslope Christian Reformed Church Benevolence Fund, or The Erythromelalgia Association, 200 Old Castle Lane, Wallingford, PA 19086.

Dewey Erwin Deweber

October 19 1930 - February 15 2019

Dewey Erwin Deweber resided at Brookdale Rose Valley, 33800 SE Fredrick St, Scappoose, Oregon. February 15, 2019, at Brookdale Rose Valley Dewey’s son Allen and his wife Sandy were with him when he died at 9.05 pm. Dewey’s family from children to grandchildren and great grandchildren were visiting him daily.
Dewey was born October 19, 1930 in Bookwalter, Nebraska. His father was John Albert Deweber mother’s name was Beatrice Matthews Deweber.
Dewey graduated the 8th grade May 22, 1947 he had other teaching and training in his life.
He received his G.E.D. June 28, 1968.
Dewey married Virginia La Nelle Vanderford, March 29, 1953 and they were married 55 years. To her family and friends she was Nelly. They were a loving couple and raised 5 children with love for each other and family. Nelly died November 6, 2008; Dewey missed her and talked about her to anyone who would listen.
Dewey’s surviving sisters are Julia Paulsen of Los Lunas, New Mexico, and Delcie Taylor of Oologah, Oklahoma. His children are Dewey Allen Deweber Sr. his wife Sandy and 3 sons 3 daughters;, Stanley Eugene and his wife Cynthia and a daughter and a son; John Martin Deweber and his wife Pamela, 2 sons & 1 daughter; Jacqueline La Nelle Jury, 1 son and 1 daughter; Virginia Jane Griffith & 2 sons. Mickey & Korina Buehrer and their 4 sons are part of our family. Dewey has 16 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.
Dewey wore many hats in his life, husband, father, Minister, salesman. He had many different jobs that were never the same; always so that he could provide for his family. He also worked with the mentally disabled; later when the family had grown he worked as a substitute and as foster grandparent helping children in different schools. He would become a clown and do magic and science tricks for children, and also seniors living in rest homes. Dewey loved people and rejoiced when his children married and he loved every grandchild and great-grandchild he had. Dewey could very mischievous, loved a joke, also loved to paint plastic eggs for Easter and Christmas. He loved parties and the gathering of his family. Dewey loved God and wanted people to know that not only did he love them and would be praying for them but that they were also loved by God and that Jesus paid the price for them.
February 23, 2019 at Forest Grove Assembly of God Church, 1523 Pacific Ave, Forest Grove, OR 97116 viewing from 11.00 AM to 12:00 PM
Funeral Service from 12:00 PM till 1:30 PM
Burial will be at Arcade Cemetery North Plains, Ore. / Pumpkin Ridge

William Maurice Armintrout

November 18 1926 - February 13 2019

William Maurice Armintrout passed away February 13th, 2019. Born November 18, 1926 to Nola and Ira Armintrout in Stanwood, WA. Bill was known for his hard work, sense of humor, superb grilling skills, and his giving heart. Bill`s professional career was articulated best through his work ethic, and ability to build genuine relationships. As a very young boy, he began working at a meat market raking sawdust and eventually made his way to executive management for Mayfair Markets. Grandpa, as he was known to many, 'Paco' to some, and 'Sonny' to others, Bill was a man whose company you enjoyed. He had a way of making you feel welcomed with just his smile. He was humble and kind. He was a man of strength, compassion, and integrity, but most of all he loved Jesus.

He is survived by his wife, Joanne, son, Joseph (Yvonne), daughter, Sue Susmilch (Greg), daughter-in-law Sue Armintrout (son, Scott, preceded him in death) stepchildren, Tim Abshire (Cathy), Kimbie Shaw (Scott), and Terri Abshire, and brother Ray Armintrout (llene), 17 grandchildren, and 17 great­ grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life ceremony will be held for Bill on Saturday, March 16th, 2019 at 1 pm at the Salem First Church of the Nazarene, 1550 Market St. NE. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Salem Nazarene/Music Department.

Carl E. Beach

January 4 1930 - February 11 2019

Carl was born in Salem to Conrad and Grace (Hardman) Beach on January 4, 1930 and passed away on February 11, 2019. He graduated from North Salem High School and attended Oregon State University and Chemeketa Community College. He has a degree in Banking and Finance. Most of his life he was involved in banking and retired from the Commercial Bank as a Branch Manager.

He devoted his life to serving the Salem-Keizer communities through his involvement in various committees.

Carl met and married Mary Bergland and they were married for over 69 years. Carl was a long-time member of Salem Evangelical Church and the 1st. Nazarene Church of Salem. He was a devoted Christian and loved the Lord and his family.

Carl is survived by his wife Mary; daughters, Kathy and Laurie; sister, Lela; grandchildren Shane, Heidi, Derek, and Julie and 4 great grandchildren.

A private family burial will be held with a public Celebration of his life later at the 1st. Nazarene Church of Salem. Arrangements are by City View Funeral Home.

Eugene Henry Sykora

July 28 1937 - February 9 2019

Gene was born and raised in Minnesota on a farm with his parents and siblings. He joined the Navy and served his country. From there he lived in Dallas, Oregon and worked for a logging company where he met his wife Betty and her three children.
A man that loved many things, his family was always first. His children Chris, Tammy and Marty meant the world to him. Gene loved selling cars and made a career out of it. He bought his ranch in 1989 to raise beef cattle and he did this with much love and pride until his last breath. He truly enjoyed his cows. He also loved to hunt and fish. Gene was a wonderful person who will be missed dearly by all of us.

Walter LeRoy Ellis

November 26 1935 - February 6 2019

Walter LeRoy Ellis, age 83, passed away Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at Rosewood Nursing Home in Reno, Nevada. He was born in Ferndale, Washington on November 26, 1935 to Emmett ElRoy Ellis and Lucy Olga Frieda Brandenburg and was the only son and youngest of four children.

The family moved from Washington to Newport, Oregon where Walt graduated from Newport high school. He was a member of the band and football team. Upon graduation, he joined the U. S. Army and was stationed in Germany. Walt was very proud to serve his country and was a retired army veteran.

Walt lived in the Salem area for about 35 years with the exception of the last 7 months living in Reno, Nevada under the loving care of Donna Ellis.

Walt was a licensed pilot and loved to fly. He enjoyed going out on his boat fishing and crabbing. He was also an avid OSU Beaver and Seattle Seahawks fan. Walt was always very active and liked being outside whether it was water or snow skiing, golfing or just working out in his yard.

Walt is preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Gloria and Mary. He is survived by his sister Bertha (Block), sons, Greg and Ron LaLonde and daughters, Jessica Longbottom and Annemarie Ellis.
For service information contact Donna Ellis by texting 562-912-0424.
Walt always “Stayed Vigilant “and was “Rough, Tough and Hard To Bluff”.

Kathryn (Kay) Anne Berger

January 6 1924 - January 31 2019

Kathryn (Kay) Hill Arnot Berger was born in Independence, Or on January 6, 1924. She died on January 31, 2019 of age-related causes at the age of 95.

Kay was the first of three daughters born to Elmore and Anna Hill. Shirley followed in 1925 and Marilyn in 1929.

In 1928 the family moved to Salem where her father was Superintendent of Paulus Cannery. She attended Englewood and Lincoln Elementary schools, Leslie Junior High School and Salem High School, graduating in 1942. She spent two years at Oregon State College where she was a member of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority. She joined the Army Nurses corps in 1944 and trained at the County Hospital (now OHSU) in Portland. In 1947 she received her RN degree.

In 1948 she married Ken Arnot. They had two sons, Michael and Jeffrey. They moved to California in 1952, where Ken was employed at Lockheed in the personnel Dept. They later divorced and she raised the boys as a single mother. She was employed in the Los Angeles School District as a school nurse.

While attending a Salem High School Class Reunion she found that Dave Berger was also living in Los Angeles. They were married in 1973. Dave was working for a Japanese firm and she spent one summer on the Island of Shikoko. They traveled in the United Sates while Dave was an officer in the American Welding Society. In 2001 they moved back to Salem, Dave died in 2002.

Kay was preceded in death by her husbands, Ken and Dave, her son Mike and her sister Shirley. She is survived by her son Jeff; Grandson, Sam; sister Marilyn and step daughters, Judy Westenhouse and Sally Beilstein and special friend Patricia DeLeon and Bobby and Stacy Evanoff.

Private family services will be held at City View Cemetery. Donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Arrangements are by City View Funeral Home.

Betty J. McKenzie

March 21 1926 - January 28 2019

Betty J. McKenzie
March 21, 1926 – January 28, 2019

Our loving Mother went home to be with the Lord Monday evening, January 28, 2019, at Regency Woodland Assisted Living in Salem, OR.

Betty was born on March 21, 1926 to Thomas Jefferson Jared Sr. and Laura Maude (Roberts) Jared in Ada, OK. She attended school in the Allen, OK community. On February 14, 1946 she married the love of her life Odie B. McKenzie. They were married 59 years before Odie’s passing in 2005. They attended the Church of God of Prophecy in Sapulpa, OK most of their married life where lifelong friends became like family. After her and Odie moved to Salem, OR to be near their children they attended the Creekside Church of God of Prophecy in Salem, OR. In later years Betty was associated with The Church of God also in Salem, OR.

Betty enjoyed cooking, gardening, sewing, quilting, crocheting, reading (especially her Bible), and always preparing meals for friends and family. But most of all she enjoyed being with her family and serving the Lord through giving to missions and serving as Sunday School Class teacher and Ladies Mission Leader.

Betty is survived by her son Edward E. McKenzie (Karen McKenzie) of Silverton, OR, daughter Gayla J. Shoff (Lyal Shoff), granddaughter Tricia Treadwell (Jason Treadwell), two great granddaughters Grace Treadwell and Faith Treadwell of Salem, OR., one brother, Clive Jared of Coweta, OK and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Betty is preceded in death by her husband Odie B. McKenzie, her parents Thomas J. and Laura Maude Jared, four sisters Boda Sliger, Bonnie Williams, Leta Mae and Lena Faye Jared, four brothers Howard Jared, Ralph Jared, T. J. Jared Jr. and Harold Wayne Jared.

Visitation will be held Thursday evening, February 7, 2019 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at City View Funeral Home, 390 Hoyt St. S, Salem, OR.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm, Friday, February 8, 2019 at the Church of God of Prophecy, 1301 Neahkahnie St SE, Salem, OR 97306. Interment to follow at City View Cemetery, Salem, OR. and back to the church for fellowship and reception.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of City View Funeral Home, 390 Hoyt St. S., Salem, OR.

Elizabeth Ann Newnam

August 16 1943 - January 25 2019

Eizabeth Ann Newnam, 75, passed away in Keizer,
Oregon after a brave battle with cancer. A retired
Episcopal priest, she lived life to the fullest, with its
ups and downs. Elizabeth was born to parents Col.
Frank H. and Martha (Minus) Newnam Jr. in Galveston,
Texas on August 16, 1943, after which he was transferred
overseas for engineering work in the China-Burma-India
theater. He was overseas when Martha passed away and
Elizabeth and brother Albert (Al) went to live with their
dad’s parents. After WWII Frank came to Houston, Texas
and in 1946 married Mary Ann McLeod who adopted
Elizabeth and Albert. In 1950 their brother John was born to Frank and Mary Ann.
Growing up in Houston, Elizabeth (back then known as Betty) was an excellent student, and active in the Baptist church, and in the high school choral group. After high school she graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Randolph-Macon Women’s College in Lynchburg, Va. where she had become active in the Episcopal Church. Elizabeth earned a master’s degree in music from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y. and then a Ph.D. in music from Florida State Univ.. Summer experiences included studying in Paris, the Juilliard School of Music in NYC, and Oxford in England. She taught music at Murray State Univ. in Kentucky and in Texas at Stephen F. Austin State Univ. and for 10 years at Hardin-Simmons Univ.
Elizabeth became a full professor with tenure at Hardin-Simmons, but felt a calling for the ministry. She obtained a master’s degree at the Church Divinity School of the Pacific in California. Then, as The Rev. Elizabeth Newnam, for five years she was a vicar of St. George’s Episcopal Church and chaplain at West Texas State University in Canyon, Texas. Of her service there she said “There is never a dull moment. I am a social worker, psychologist, janitor, referral service, liturgist, and minister.”
Coming back to the (San Francisco) Bay Area she served as an associate priest at the Trinity+St. Peter’s Episcopal Church and served at an Episcopal Mission. Elizabeth was a social worker at the Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired for some 10 years, retiring and also taking up ministry to the homeless. Then in 2017 she came to Oregon near her brother Al, his wife Marisa and family members.
Born three months premature she was only able to see out of one eye and later in life had progressive limitations in her physical mobility. Faced with physical and sometimes emotional challenges, she was persistent and resolute.
Friends and co-workers said she loved dogs, chocolate and Texas Chewies (from brother John); stated her opinions; had Texas humor; advocated for the marginalized; strove not to burden others; and brought compassion from her ministry work to the Lighthouse.
Elizabeth is survived by brother Al and wife Marisa; brother John; nephew Phil Newnam; niece Cristina and husband Steve Vican and their children Stryder, Emory, Malia, Anchor and Ari; niece Mary Ann and husband Zac; and Grayson, McLeod, Minus, Robbins and Thornton cousins and their families.
A memorial service will be held for her at 1 pm on Sat. March 9 at her last church home, the Prince of Peace Episcopal Church, 1525 Glen Creek Rd. NW, Salem, OR 97304. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the Prince of Peace Memorial Fund or the Willamette Valley Hospice in Salem. An interment service is to be held at a later date in San Francisco.

Doris Kathrine Cox

January 6 1941 - January 19 2019

Doris Cox, 78, died Saturday.

She was born in Salem to George and Margaret Boyer and grew up in Turner, Oregon most of her childhood.

Doris graduated from Cascade High School in the class of 1959 and worked for a short time with the State of Oregon Highway Department.

In November of 1963 she married Larry Cox from Albany and together they raised three sons, initially near, then on the Cox family Century Farm. Doris loved being involved in the everyday routine of running and maintaining the farm including spending time cultivating her garden, tending to animals and maintaining a beautiful flower garden. In later years, she enjoyed spending time at her second home in Waldport and looking after her beloved grandchildren and chihuahuas.

Doris is preceded in death by her husband Larry after 46 years of marriage. She is survived by her three sons and their spouses Brian and Kazzie, Chad and Miguel and Dana Cox; three grand-children Shaelyn, Alieyah and Benjamin; sister Donna Larkin and sister-in-law Marlene DeForrest with many nieces, nephews and cousins.

A viewing will be held from 9:00am to 10:30am at City View Funeral Home in Salem on Saturday, January 26th, with funeral service immediately following at 11:00am. Doris` great sense of humor, strong love for her family and faith will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her.

Rosa Maria Rocha-Torres

December 11 1999 - January 11 2019

Rosa Maria Rocha-Torres, 19, passed away Friday, January 11, after a tragic car accident.
Rosa was born December 12, 1999, in Salem, OR., to Carmen and Alfonso Rocha. She was the second youngest of ten siblings.
Rosa had just graduated high school in 2018. She was attending Chemeketa to pursue her dream as a teacher. She was always driven by her selfless personality and need to help others.
Rosa had found a fulfilling job as an Avid Tutor at Waldo Middle School. Her students will always be held close to her heart. There was not a day that she wasn`t excited to go to work. She is truly the greatest `Maestra Rosa`.
Even though Rosa never had a family of her own, she always considered Jay Rocha as her son. She protected and cared for him like a mother would. One of Rosa`s biggest dreams was to have children of her own.
Rosa will be accompanying her big sister, uncle, and grandparents in the kingdom of God.
Her viewing will be held at City View Funeral Home, January 14, 1-5 P.M. and January 15, 9-5 P.M. A Rosary will be held on Wednesday, January 16 at 1:00 PM followed by a funeral service at1:30 P.M. Interment will be at Lee Mission Cemetery, in Salem, Oregon.
Rosa will be missed by everyone she met. A pure soul taken too soon.

James Richard Phillips

July 5 1926 - January 4 2019

James Richard Phillips was born on July 5, 1926 to William Lincoln Phillips and Edna Dunham Phillips and passed away on Friday January 4, 2019.

Jim served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. During his career, he was a partner in Ralph Johnson Appliance Company, Marr Radio and TV, The Phillips Company and was founder of Insurance Underwriters. Jim was a former member of the Boy Scouts, Hi Y Club, Phi Delta Theta Fraternity, Salem Exchange Club, East Salem Rotary, Salem Elks Lodge and a long- time member of Illahe Hills Country Club.

Jim is survived by his wife Myrtle Phillips, his first wife Joan Burkland and their two daughters Jill Jaeger, Jamie Victor, (spouse Brad), grandsons, Jayson and James and his great granddaughter Willow.

Jim was preceded in death by both parents, his brothers William Lincoln Phillips Jr., and Don E. Phillips.

Over the past 40 years dad was fortunate to spend his winter months down south in both Arizona and California. He spent many years enjoying time in both Pacific City and Neskowin. He was an avid golfer and treasured his time with all of his golfing buddies, especially their yearly golf tournament in Neskowin (PRGA).

Dad’s passion and love for life gifted him with 92 years. We will be forever grateful to our mother Joan who made it possible for us to provide family home care for our dad. The power of love, kindness and compassion gave our dad peace and gratitude until he was ready for his eternal home.

Private family interment will be in Mt. Crest Abbey Mausoleum. Arrangements are by City View Funeral Home.

Esther V. Albin

November 4 1927 - December 19 2018

Esther left us to be with her Lord and Savior on December 19, 2018.
Esther was born to John E. and Anna Thompson, in Toledo, Oregon, the youngest of five siblings.
Esther attended Middle and High School in Corvallis. Shortly after graduation she married Carl E. White. They lived in Corvallis, Bandon, and Aumsville due to the variety of jobs Carl had. He had his own logging truck and also worked as a roofer as well as other jobs. In 1977 they bought acreage near Brooks. Carl passed away in 1985.
Esther’s second marriage was to William (Bill) Albin. They met at Grace Baptist church where he was active in all the church activities. Their marriage only lasted 14 months until Bill’s passing.
During Esther’s 30 plus years of membership she was a deaconess for nine years, helped started a women’s ministry of greeting people as well as other church activities. She has known 3 different pastors during her membership with Grace Baptist.
Esther’s favorite bible passage is the 23rd Psalm. It is her favorite because it says it all for a Christian to follow.
Esther had opened up her lovely home and yard to her church family, small group bible class and other friends. All have enjoyed her hospitality and friendly manner.
In order to keep busy and active, Esther attended the Sojourners and Missionary groups at her church. She also had a membership with the courthouse athletic club where she attended water aerobics regularly.
She was always willing to pray for others in need and participated in 2 different prayer chain groups.
Preceding her in death were her parents, her husbands, Carl and Bill, her son Larry, her sisters, Marion and Irene and brothers Donnie and Tommy.
Esther is survived by her sons John (Patty) of Salem, Mike (Shirley) of Lebanon, Daughter-in-law Terry of Dalles, Seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Grace Baptist Church Building fund, or a donation to a charity of your choice.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday January 12, 2019 at Grace Baptist Church in Salem, Oregon.

Mildred Berniece Freshour

April 9 1917 - December 18 2018

Mildred B. (White) Freshour
Mildred Berniece Freshour, of Salem-Keizer, Oregon, went to be with her Heavenly Father on December 18, 2018.

Mildred (Milly) was born in Hopewell, Oregon, to Charles Edgar and Josa Manila (Bones) Loop, April 9, 1917. She grew up in the Hopewell – Amity area with her siblings: brothers William (Billy); and Delmer; and sisters Naomi Ruth (Edwards); and Mary (Capron-McIntyre). She attended Amity-area grade and high schools and grew up on the family dairy farm in Hopewell. She married Guy R. Freshour in 1938. They lived in the Dayton area, with a brief stint in Tillamook, until taking over the Freshour family farm, in rural Dayton, along the Willamette River, in 1945. She became a partner in the farm life and worked hard to make a success of this family operation. In the meantime, she was a good mother to three young boys, Ron, Jerry and Lynn. In 1953 she decided to supplement the farm income and became an Avon sales representative. As with all of her endeavors, this turned out to be a huge success and by 1955 the corporate office at Avon in Pasadena, CA, asked her to be an Avon District Manager. She accepted and took over a territory that included most of the state of Oregon, excluding Portland, and this was to be her vocation for the next 20 years. Mildred loved her Lord and Savior and she was always active in the church: Dayton Baptist; Halbert Memorial Baptist (Salem); and the Salem Evangelical Church in more recent years. She played piano, organ and keyboard and had a beautiful singing voice and she mostly used those talents in Godly praise. She became an accomplished artist in her later adult life, excelling in oil painting, drawing and crafts. She was a member of the Salem Art Association and the Keizer Art Association and she taught art for a number of years. She was a prolific story writer, poet and musical composer. Her family is blessed to have the memories and the music she put to paper over the years. The family moved to Salem in 1959 and became Keizer residents in 1962, where Mildred has predominately resided ever since. Mildred was preceded in death by her parents, three of her siblings, her husband Guy (1993) and husband Wesley White (2004). She is survived by her sister Mary (Chuck), of Portland; sons Ronald (Barbara), Keizer; Jerald (Delphine), Monmouth; and Lynn (Linda), West Salem. She was very proud of her family, which includes eight grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Arrangements for a private family internment have been made by City-View Funeral Home, Salem. A Celebration of Life fellowship will be held on Saturday, January 12, at 11 AM, at Salem Evangelical Church, 455 Locust St. NE, Salem. In lieu of flowers, the family is suggesting a donation to Willamette Valley Hospice, 1015 3rd St. NW, Salem, OR 97304, in Mildred’s name.

Bruce W Williams

January 19 1919 - December 17 2018

Born in Grants Pass, OR, January 19, 1919. Educated in public schools and graduated in June of 1936, which was the last class to graduate from Salem High School when located at present site of Macy’s. Was one of the last three sport lettermen at Salem High School in football, basketball and baseball. Attended college freshman year at San Mateo Junior College. Graduated Willamette University in 1940 and attended Willamette College of Law in 1940 and early 1941 before entering the United Sates Navy pre flight in April 1941.
Commissioned Naval aviator in 1942 and saw extended combat action as a fighter pilot aboard the U.S.S. carrier Lexington in the South Pacific. He was awarded the Navy Cross and three Distinguished Flying Crosses and shot down seven Japanese planes. He was a member of the American Fighter Aces Association. In May of 2018 he was flown back to Washington D.C. and was presented with the Congressional Gold Medal of Honor.
Returned to Willamette University College of Law and graduated in 1948. Was admitted to the Oregon State Bar January 1, 1948. For 21 years was associated as a partner with late Judge Otto R. Skopil. In 1972 the firm was Williams Skopil Miller Wyllie Beck and Parks P.C. in 1973 after Judge Skopil was appointed as a member of Circuit Court of Appeals he reorganized to Bruce W. Williams P.C. 1976 the firm grew to Williams and Spooner P.C., in 1978 it was Williams Spooner and Graves P.C., in 1983 it became Williams Spooner and Much P.C.
He was appointed as Chairman of the Liquor Control Commission in 1955. Other positions held included President of the Northwest Division of Horsemen’s Benevolent Association in 1972; President of the Oregon Thoroughbred Breeder’s Association, 1975-77; National Federation of Insurance Counsel President 1979-80; member of the International Society of Barristers. Was long-time trial counsel for State Farm Mutual in Salem beginning in 1952, when with Judge Skopil, the firm was active in acquisition of the properties where State Farm Company had its regional office.
He was long active in garden activities; Little League Baseball; he enjoyed fishing of all kinds; and was one of the original three Salem men who incorporated and constructed Illahe Hills Country Club.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, A. Carol Williams, daughters Darby Dizard-Cherney, Debora Bluestone, Kathryn Doerksen, and son Paul Doerksen, 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Arrangements by City View Funeral Home, Salem, Oregon.

William Joseph Williams

May 2 1925 - December 5 2018

William Joseph Williams was born on May 1, 1925 in Richland, Oregon. He grew up on a farm with 3 brothers and 4 sisters. He enlisted in the Army and served in WWII in both the Philippines and Japan. He was honorably discharged in 1947 and soon afterwards, married his sweetheart, Arwilla. They started a family and moved to Salem in 1956 so that their daughter, Caroline could attend the School for the Deaf. Bill worked for the State Highway Department in Salem until he retired. Bill and Arwilla loved to travel and visit family and friends. They attended the Salem Free Methodist church and were very involved throughout the years. Bill passed away on Wednesday, December 5th surrounded by family. He was 93 at the time of his death. He is preceded in death by his cherished wife, Arwilla, 2 brothers and 3 sisters. He is survived by his daughter, Caroline Malone, his son, Dan Williams & wife Chris, 5 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, and 3 great great grandchildren. Bill will always be remembered as a quiet, sweet, gentle, loving man who loved Jesus, his family and friends, and pickles. A memorial service will be held on Saturday January 5th, at 10:00 am, at the Salem Free Methodist Church. Arrangements by City View Funeral Home, Salem, Oregon.

Kevin James Kling

July 20 1921 - December 5 2018

Kevin James Kling age 57 from Salem Oregon passed away before sunrise on December 5, 2018 of natural causes. Kevin was born in Youngstown Ohio July 20, 1961 to parents Janet Eleanor Sharp and Gary Marvin Kling. He was the first born to a family of 7 children.
Kevin loved fishing from a very early age. The family went on many weekend picnics at lakes so his father could fish. Later the weekend fishing trips were with dad and his four eldest siblings. These trips also gave his mom some quiet time as well.
His skills with fishing grew when he moved with his family to the Northwest. He fished for trout, steelhead, salmon and sturgeon, and even did some commercial fishing in the Pacific Ocean.
Kevin always had a great story to tell and many were of his fishing adventures. He loved teaching others especially young people how to fish. He was loved by all young neighbors. He built these relationships often because of his love of walking the neighborhood with his pets.
Kevin loved music and attended school to become a radio DJ. He did some DJ work in Texas and McMinnville and wished he could have done more. He ended up working in the horticultural industry at Monrovia Nursery which is a major supplier of new plants to retail nurseries. During his decades of work there he built many innovative machines, and some were from hand sketches of concepts. His name appears on three patents.
Kevin dealt with epileptic seizures since his preteen age and had many changes in medication and eventually had to resign from work to protect his health. Kevin missed having a job but found many projects to do for others, including beautiful hand-built decks.
Kevin and his earlier partner Toni Kathleen adopted two boys Keenen James and Kyler Jacob and provided them with good parenting.
Kevin’s wife Christine Ann welcomed the two sons into the new family and helped nurture the relationships with father and sons.
Kevin was preceded in death by his mother Janet Eleanor Kling in 2004. Kevin is survived by his father Gary Marvin Kling, his wife Christine Ann Kling, his sons Keenen and Kyler, and his siblings; sister Ruthann Marie Bryant and her husband Lonny, his brother Eric John and his wife Tina, sister Karen Young, Brother Galen Wade and his wife Laurie, brother Garry Mathew and his wife Jackline, and brother Timothy Wade. His surviving family includes 10 nephews and 2 nieces.
A funeral/memorial service will be held at the City View Funeral Home & Cemetery at 390 Hoyt St S. in Salem, OR 97302 on Saturday 12/8/18 at 2:30 PM.
In lieu of flowers donations to The Epilepsy Foundation in Kevin’s name is preferred.

Cora Corki Miller

December 21 1924 - November 24 2018

Cora `Corki` was born December 21, 1924, in Hoisington, Kansas. Her parents were William and Leah Morgenstern. She went to High School in Salina, Kansas where she graduated in 1942. At some point in the 40’s she gave herself the nickname of ‘Corkey’ after a cartoon character. Later she would change the spelling to ‘Corki’, and this would stay with her until she passed. She met her husband, Warren Miller, at a USO Military Dance during World War II. She always said that “Warren was a really good dancer”. Corki married Warren in Salem, June 15, 1945. He passed away in 1978. They had 3 children Jim, Vicki and Dave. She loved her children. The family would go on many fishing trips and visits to the coast. Those who were special to Corki will remember the many greeting cards that she would send for all kinds of occasions, using stickers to make each card special. She took a long time to make the card just right. She had a passion for this. Corki worked at many different occupations. As a teenager during the depression, she worked for a boss who told her to put a hole in the scoop of ice cream when dishing it out. Of course she did not do that. She made large full scoops. She worked in Salem at Kelly-Farquhar Cannery, graveyard shift as a timekeeper. She loved the night time. She then worked at Capital Press where she would travel around the country in her Big Blue Thunderbird, trying to sell subscriptions. Later she had said, ‘I can’t believe I did that, traveling from house to house in the country all by myself’. After that Corki worked for a real estate company, Abrahms and Rossbach Realty. At one point, when her bosses were on vacation, a street had to be named, so it was up to her. She named it “Corki Ct.” What else. When her bosses came back and she told them they said ‘You’ve got to be kidding’. Corki would just smile when she told the story. Corki then went to work for the State of Oregon, retiring from Fire Standards and Accreditation Board. It was there that she met her very good friends Leann and Tari. They both said that Corki was a very special person. They continued to share greeting cards with her through 2018. A long friendship. Her other very close friend was Dorothy whom she met in her earlier years in Salem. They were so close. One time, probably around 2010, Dorothy had to get Corki her birthday present. Since her Birthday was the 21st day in December, it happened to be snowing that day, but Dorothy drove through the snow to deliver it. What a joy that was.

Corki took care of her mother for many years moving in with her eventually. She showed much love and concern for her. Although this was a lot of work for Corki, she did it on her own, asking for little help. She loved her mother.

Corki had a love for her church, Redeemer Lutheran Church. She joined in many of the activities and I remember when she told me she was sharpening the pencils for the Sunday service. Every week she would buy special pencils with sayings and pictures on them for the church service on Sunday. She would make sure they were sharpened.

In 1997 she went to her 55th High School Reunion at Salina High School in Kansas. At that time she was living on Fisher Road. When she came back she was determined to sell her house. So a search for homes landed her on Sunflower Way. She had such wonderful neighbors. She painted her house green, and the church built her a sidewalk on the side of her house. Growing flowers was a favorite for Corki, and well into her 80’s she continued to mow her lawn and rake leaves. I will always remember her sitting on her bench in front of her home.

In her later years she would go to ‘Among Friends’ at Center 50+. The respite program there is a blessing. It was for people with memory difficulties. This was when she was in her 90’s. For 5 hours they would have social activities with others, lunch, snacks, singing, doing crafts and exercise. Thank you Among Friends.

In the last 2 years Corki had been living at a care facility Harmony House. They gave her very loving care and she was known as ‘Princess’, which made Corki very happy. Her last costume at Halloween was as a Princess. The love that they show to the residents is amazing. They knew her favorite color was Pink so they dressed her in pink and any craft activity they did would include Pink. Bless you Harmony House.

Vicki – (daughter) oh, mommi was soooo special. In the early 60’s she wanted to give me something to do so I wouldn’t stray the wrong way. She had an old green Chevy that she drove, with her mother along, taking me to Glendale Acres, (about 10 miles from where we lived) to pay $2 dollars an hour so I could get a riding lesson with others in the indoor arena. That did send me in a direction as I had horses for 40 years. She supported me in my different pursuits, be it sewing costumes for musicals and Opera’s I was in, or dresses for my recitals. I have a picture in my mind of her sitting tall in the audience during a show with a very large smile on her face. Such a precious mommi who showed her love for me. mommi and I took care of the flowers this summer at Harmony House, they did not die, we did a good job. mommi always wanted to have fun. When I asked her what she wanted to do today, she would say ‘Something fun”. I miss her so. I love you mommi.

Jamie (granddaughter) - I am very blessed to have had such a caring and thoughtful grandma in Corki. We had many great times together, and I fondly remember time during my childhood in the kitchen of the house at Fisher Road. Gram taught me how to slow cook beans with a ham hock, and we enjoyed sharing fresh farmers cheese right off the cutting block - and to this day one of my favorite ways to relax is by spending time in the kitchen. She was always ready to support me, and has been a stable presence in my life. Gram was very much loved and respected by her family and close friends, and will be dearly missed.

Kali (granddaughter) - Grandma loved to tell everyone that she had a “Perfect Family.” She had perfect children, who married perfect spouses, and that her grandchildren were perfect. Being the perfectionist that I am, this was the highest praise! But in all seriousness, I believe what she taught me is that you only see the best in the people you love. She was always so happy to just be with her family and spending time together. I can only hope to one day be the kind and generous woman that she was every day.

Sami (granddaughter) - I’ll always cherish those times it was just the two of us. Going through her flowers, driving through town with her, visiting my aunt and uncle’s house with her to feed the horses and cats - Grandma was one who was never in a hurry. When she drove, she would usually drive under the speed limit; when people would pass her, she’d comment about how people are in such a hurry now a days. I remember her always telling me whenever I left her house to “drive, safely….” I’m grinning just thinking back on those times.
When growing up, she would get us grandkids baskets every Easter. Jamie would usually get a basket that had a bunny theme, Kali would get a sheep or something like that, and I would get the duck or whatever other animal was available. She was that bright light at family gatherings, always with a sunny smile and a warm, welcoming hug. In her later years, while she might not have always remembered me, whenever she saw my face she would smile big and open her arms for a hug. There was never a doubt that I knew I was loved. A Christmas tradition was for Grandma to buy us a Hallmark Christmas ornament annually. I am still going on my puppy love hallmark series and the 12 days of Christmas ornaments. I look forward to decorating the tree this year, and in years to come, knowing that when I put those ornaments up, I will always think of her and know that she will continue to be with us in spirit.

Jeri (daughter-in-law) - Some may wonder why after knowing and loving my mother-in-law Corki for 45 years I never called her Mom. It began because before I married her son, I’d hang around her house waiting for Jim, I’d help with her latest mailings (stuffing envelopes for her work, or latest contest entries), we’d talk family, recipes, even religion and Corki and I just became friends. Later, after Jim and I were married some years, I asked her once if she’d like me to call her Mom instead… she said she didn’t care either way and I could tell she meant it. And of course soon she was Grandma, or Grandma Cookie . She was the grandma who spoiled my girls, bought them frilly dresses, gave me family recipes for things like Texas Hash or Gunky Gunk, mailed cards to us for every holiday, and would read aloud the cards we gave her – crying over the sentimental ones!
But I want to share about my time with Corki the last few years of her life, the ones she didn’t remember, but I’ll never forget. In one of my favorite movies, there is a line… “Seasons change … and while I may have waited until the winter of life, to see the things I`ve seen these past years, there is no doubt I would have waited too long, had it not been for you.” Corki and I shared adventures together! She just wanted to have fun, so we went on field trips. If the weather was good we’d find a playground and watch the children sliding and swinging, or walk around the neighborhood and look at shrubs and flowers in bloom, or just touch the bark on the trees. We went to Riverfront Park, checked out the sternwheeler and art and walked across the pedestrian bridge and watched the river flow… with the grand finale always of riding on the Riverfront Carousel! We went to the pumpkin patch, and I took her picture in the funny cutouts or with the goats in the petting zoo, and we search to find the perfect strange shaped gourd to take home. Other times we’d go out to lunch, or surprise her sons by crashing their Thursday morning coffee date at Starbucks. Or mostly we’d stay in and do puzzles, word searches and play cards – war and go fish were our favorites. And during the holidays we’d watch Peanuts movies, or she’d help me bake cookies, or unwrap my ornaments and we’d decorate my Christmas tree. And thru it all she’d let me take pictures, hundreds of pictures of Corki having fun! She’d give me that mischievous smile, raise her arm and wave at the camera! Many of these pictures will be on a slideshow after her service at Redeemer Lutheran. “No one can take away your memories in life” – but I think pictures help too! Love you forever Corki.

Billi (Corki’s brother) - I have evaluated Corki’s merits as a mother, by observing over time how her children and grandchildren conduct themselves as they live their lives. I’ve observed their confidence in their selves, their enduring ability to support each other no matter what, and how they reached out to others and included them in Corki’s life.

Corki is survived by her Son and Daughter-in-law Jim and Jeri, Daughter and Son-in-law Vicki and Ted, and Son and Daughter-in-law Dave and Colleen. Her grandchildren Jamie and her husband David, Kali, and Sami. She is also survived by her special Brother and Sister-in-law Billi and Karen. She was loved, respected and admired by her entire family and will be greatly missed by all.

Funeral services will be Friday December 7, 2018 at 11:00 A.M., at Redeemer Lutheran Church.

Viewing will be at City View Funeral Home in Salem, Thursday, December 6, 2018 from 10 A.M. to 4 P.M.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Redeemer Lutheran Church, or the charity of your choice.

Walton L. Meeks

April 19 1929 - November 16 2018

Walt was born on April 19, 1929 in Soperton, Georgia to Solomon and Eunice Fowler Meeks. He graduated from Soperton High School and after graduation worked on the family tobacco farm. He was a Korean War veteran and served from 1951 to 1953. While stationed in Fort Sill, Oklahoma he met his future wife, Evelyn, and they were married on October 25, 1953. After discharge from the Army, Walt returned to Georgia and worked for E.I. DuPont in Aiken, South Carolina approximately 16 years as an electrical and instrument mechanic. While living in Augusta, his two children were born. The family then relocated to Salem and he worked for Wah Chang in Albany, Oregon as an Instrument Technician until retirement in July 1992.

After retirement he volunteered with several groups including the Northwest Baptist Convention with construction of their new building in Vancouver and with the new sanctuary and remodeling at Capital Baptist Church; disaster relief team during the flood of 1996; and as a docent at The Gordon House (Oregon Garden Resort) in Silverton, Oregon. During retirement he and Evelyn traveled across the United States including trips to Hawaii to visit missionary friends and cruises to the Caribbean, Mexico, and Alaska.

Walt was ordained as a deacon at Fleming Baptist Church in Augusta, Georgia in 1968 and served in that capacity after moving to Oregon. Walt recently received commendation for having served 50 years in this role. After moving to Oregon, he became a member of Capital Baptist Church in Salem and served in whatever capacity the Lord led him to serve.

Hobbies included water skiing, fishing, and golf. Many weekends were spent at Clarks Hill Lake in Georgia skiing and fishing. He liked living in the country so he could have a garden and plenty of fresh vegetables in the summer time, which the deer promptly ate. Walt had a sense of humor and was often heard telling a joke to someone.

Walton Lescoe “Moose” Meeks passed away in Salem, Oregon on November 16, 2018, at the age of 89. Walt is survived by his wife, Evelyn Meeks; children Jan Meeks Leaf and her husband Randy Leaf; Randy Meeks and wife Lori Meeks; and one grandson, Niall Meeks, along with many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Solomon and Eunice Fowler Meeks; and siblings Johnnie, Lawtice, Eloise, Douglas, Edsel, Willamina, and Roger.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. at City View Funeral Home. A private interment is planned Wednesday, November 21, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. The memorial service will convene at noon at Capital Baptist Church with a reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Capital Baptist Church Bus Fund, 3000 Lansing Avenue N.E., Salem, OR, 97303 or The Northwest Baptist Convention Disaster Relief Fund at 3200 N.E. 109th, Vancouver, WA, 98682.

Floyd R. Gartner

April 26 1929 - November 15 2018

Floyd R Gartner was born in Upham, ND on April 26th, 1929. His parents were John and Bertha Gartner. He had 1 sister and 3 brothers. In the mid 30’s, the family moved to the Northwest. Floyd would sometimes talk about their road trip and how he had to sit on a milk can filled with water for their trip. They settled in Salem where he attended school. In June 1948, Floyd join the Navy where he served in active duty and the the reserves until the early 80’s. He was involved in radio operations as a Radarman, serving during both the Korean conflict and the Vietnam War. He received several medals including the National Defense Service medal w/ 1 bronze star, the Vietnam Service Medal w/3 bronze stars, Republic of Vietnam campaign Medal w/device, a Navy unit Commendation Award and three good conduct medals. He served on the swift boats during the Vietnam war and was serving on the USS Blue Ridge when he left active duty. After leaving the Navy, he worked or operated a barbershop in Salem and then in Aumsville, OR. In retirement, he met and married Florence Tough in June 1993. He enjoyed fishing, RV camping, playing cards, reading, photography and most of all bowling, sometimes being on several leagues at the same time. He volunteered much time to the South Salem Senior Center and was a lifetime member of the VFW. Floyd was preceded in death by his parents, 1 sister and 2 brothers. He is survived by his wife Florence, 1 son James Gartner, Keizer, OR, a brother Julian Gartner and his wife Ruth, Salem, OR, step children Karen Person, Medford, OR and Tom Tough, Tigard, OR, many nieces and nephews, 1 grandson, 2 great granddaughters and 1 great-great grandson. Thank you to the staff and volunteers of the Edward C Allworth Oregon Veterans Home, and especially the Delta staff for the dignified and loving care you gave him while there and for the Walk Of Honor when he departed. Funeral services are pending at this time.

Edward Andrew Brown

July 11 1950 - November 8 2018

Edward Andrew Brown

July 11, 1950 - November 8, 2018
Edward was born in Lawton, Oklahoma. Edward moved to Salem, Oregon as a young child where he lived most of his life. Edward enjoyed Fishing, Hunting, and Rock collecting. He is preceded in death by His Daughter, Melinda Brown and Sister Lucy Brown Ernst. Edward is survived by his Son: Richard Brown, Sister: Rosemary Brown Kora; Brothers: Frank Brown Jr and Joe Brown.

A Memorial Service will be at 10:00 AM, Monday, November 19th at St. Joseph Church

Christopher Lee Mabe

September 4 1973 - November 2 2018

Christopher Lee Mabe
September 4, 1973 – November 2, 2018

Chris was 45 when he unexpectedly passed away on November 2, 2018 at his home in Salem, Oregon. Chris was born in Frankfurt,Germany to Lois and Terry Mabe.
Chris is preceded in death by his son DaeHon, Chris is survived by his son Tristen, his daughter Jessica, parents Lois and Mike Beecher, His Brothers Donald Beecher and Jeremy Mabe. Countless Loving Aunts, Uncles, Nephews and Nieces and his Grandmother Carole Youger.
Chris was a graduate of Eldorado High School in Las Vegas Nevada. In Chris’ first 14 years of life he lived in two country’s and 7 different cities across the United States as a Military brat. It didn’t matter where Chris lived his heart and good nature would win the friendship and love of all who knew him.
Chris was a long-time employee of Fred Myer’s and worked at the South Salem Store. His voice would often carry throughout the store in one of the many positions he would staff. He got along with everyone and truly had an esprit de corps for the Fred Myer’s corporation.
Chris` strongest trait was his Love for family especially his children. Tristen and Jessica were his world. Every day Chris and Tristen would hang out together in their Man Cave. They weren’t only a father son dual, they were best friends. Chris would take Jessica to preschool daily and early so they could get a book and read it together before school started. Chris loved surprising his mother on special occasions or a day of the week with flowers and treats. Chris would always jump to the chance to help even though (and we knew it) the pain in his feet was devastating. When football season comes around, you’ll never find a fan that is more loyal than Chris was with the Chicago Bears. Each game he took to heart and would gladly root against all the other teams in his division… (and it sure is working this year)
To say Chris will be missed would be a travesty of the English language. There aren’t words to describe the devastation this event has had on his family and friends. Chris will always be in our hearts, he is in a better place and now free from pain. Chris will always be looking over his family and friends with the same love and devotion he showed throughout his life on earth.
Rest In Peace Christopher, there is no measurement for a fathers love of his sons. You will always be a part of me, my strength and my passions

Christopher Lee Mabe

September 4 1973 - November 2 2018

Christopher Lee Mabe
September 4, 1973 – November 2, 2018

Chris was 45 when he unexpectedly passed away on November 2, 2018 at his home in Salem, Oregon. Chris was born in Frankfurt, Germany to Lois and Terry Mabe.
Chris is preceded in death by his son DaeHon, Chris is survived by his son Tristen, his daughter Jessica, parents Lois and Mike Beecher, His Brothers Donald Beecher and Jeremy Mabe. Countless Loving Aunts, Uncles, Nephews and Nieces and his Grandmother Carole Youger.
Chris was a graduate of Eldorado High School in Las Vegas Nevada. In Chris’ first 14 years of life he lived in two countries and 7 different cities across the United States as a Military brat. It didn’t matter where Chris lived his heart and good nature would win the friendship and love of all who knew him.
Chris was a long-time member of Fred Meyer’s and worked at the South Salem Store. His voice would often carry throughout the store in one of the many positions he would staff. He got along with everyone and truly had an esprit de corps for the Fred Meyer’s corporation.
Chris` strongest trait was his Love for family especially his children. Tristen and Jessica were his world. Every day Chris and Tristen would hang out together in their Man Cave. They weren’t only a father son dual, they were best friends. Chris would take Jessica to preschool daily and early so they could get a book and read it together before school started. Chris loved surprising his mother on special occasions or a day of the week with flowers and treats. Chris would always jump to the chance to help even though (and we knew it) the pain in his feet was devastating. When football season comes around, you’ll never find a fan that is more loyal than Chris was with the Chicago Bears. Each game he took to heart and would gladly root against all the other teams in his division… (and it sure is working this year)
To say Chris will be missed would be a travesty of the English language. There aren’t words to describe the devastation this event has had on his family and friends. Chris will always be in our hearts, he is in a better place and now free from pain. Chris will always be looking over his family and friends with the same love and devotion he showed throughout his life on earth.
Rest In Peace Christopher, there is no measurement for a fathers love of his sons. You will always be a part of me, my strength and my passions

Gary J. Hogren

June 23 1941 - October 30 2018

Gary J. was born June 23, 1941 in Moline, Illinois to Niel and Eleanor Hogren. He spent most of his childhood in Minnesota, working after school in the paint store his father owned. In his spare time, he enjoyed hunting small game (rabbits, squirrel, pheasants) and fishing one of the state’s many lakes. In 1961, he married Janice DeVries, and they moved to Grand Forks, where he was stationed at the Strategic Air Command Air Force Base. While there, they had two children, Lin and Mark. Shortly after Mark was born, they moved to Salem, Oregon, where Gary found work at Salem Paint Store. In 1964, he hired on at JC Penneys, managing the paint and hardware department, and later added sporting goods to his management responsibilities. Another daughter, Lauri, was added to the family. After 7 years at Penneys, Gary decided to venture out on his own as a painting contractor. An uncle helped him get set up with equipment and Gary decided he would rely on word of mouth for advertising. It wasn’t long before the quality of his work was bringing him repeat customers. He built up a successful business, in which his son worked with him for many years, learning the trade.

Throughout his life, many people enjoyed listening to Gary’s beautiful voice, as he sang at weddings and funerals, even singing at his own daughter’s wedding. He also sang frequently at church and led congregational singing. For a few years, he exercised his leadership abilities by serving as the moderator of the Conservative Baptist Association of Oregon board. Gary loved the out-of-doors, and passed on this love to his family, taking them camping, hunting and fishing. He especially enjoyed hunting for elk, and was a member of the Oregon Hunters Association.

Those who knew Gary will remember his storytelling abilities, and if they don’t remember the content, it wasn’t for lack of repetition. His family wonders if he is telling the same stories in heaven.
Gary entered his eternal home on October 30, 2018 after a prolonged struggle with heart issues and diabetes. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Maury, leaving behind his wife of 57 years, Janice, his children Lin (Doug), Mark (Cheryl), and Lauri, and 16 grandchildren. Siblings left behind include Zelda (Curt) and Rhonda.

A memorial service will be held Monday, November 12, 2018 at 3:00pm at Bethel Baptist Church of Aumsville. Interment service provided by City View Funeral Home.

Reginald (Reg) Farnsworth

July 3 1938 - October 29 2018

Former East Liverpool, Ohio resident Reginald Farnsworth Jr. , age 80, died on October 29th, 2018 in Salem, Oregon, where he has resided since 1963. 'Reg', as he was known by his friends, was born July 3, 1938 in East Liverpool, Ohio. He was the son of Reginald S. and Clara B. Farnsworth of East Liverpool, both deceased. He grew up and attended public schools in East Liverpool until he entered the US Navy in 1955. He returned to East Liverpool after an honorable discharge in 1959 and there met his wife, Patricia L. Taylor and were married October 3, 1959 in a little country church in Negley, Ohio.

For nearly 40 years his life`s work focused on building construction, a journeyman carpenter, eventually becoming a field superintendent and later moved to a position of project manager for multiple projects. Most of his projects were schools which he really cared about, because he felt everyone deserved a great education. He felt motivated and inspired to leave something behind that would provide a lasting value for future generations. All of his projects were very successful because of his dedication and attention to details from start to finish. To name just a few projects: Eastern Oregon State College Liberal Arts Building in La Grande, OR; Leslie Middle School in Salem, OR; Silverton High School in Silverton, OR; Salem-Keizer School District Central Kitchen, plus numerous other projects.

Reg was passionate about life in Oregon and loved the great outdoors. Some of his favorite things to do were camping, hiking, sightseeing, fishing, and picnics with his family. He enjoyed equally the coast and the Cascades and made it a frequent experience to share with his family. As his children grew, married and left home he focused his passion in photography where he traveled throughout Oregon capturing its natural beauty. One of his favorite locations was Camp Sherman along the Metolius River from its Head Waters to Wizard Falls.

Survived by his wonderful wife, Patricia L. of Oregon and three terrific daughters; Kimberly and husband Steve Scaggs of Washington and children; Kaelee Darling (James and son Jackson) and Ryan Scaggs (son Owen). Connie Friend of Oregon and children; Tyler Friend (Jordan), Alyssa Friend, and Greyson Friend. Kelly and husband Stephen Marsden of Georgia and children; Madyson, Ellie, and Harrison. A brother Ted Farnsworth and three sisters; Sandra and husband Richard Griffin, Sharon and husband Pete Johnson, all of Ohio, Delores and husband Robert Solis of Texas, and numerous neices and nephews,

Reg is preceeded in death by his sisters; Regina Frye and Jerilyn Seevers.

At his request disposition is by cremation and no service will be held. A private gathering of the family will celebrate his life in one of his favorite places. We are forever thankful, grateful and blessed to be loved by him. He will be greatly missed.

Alden (Al) Monroe Craig

June 6 1936 - October 25 2018

Alden Monroe Craig, age 82, passed away in Salem, Oregon on Thursday, October 25, 2018. He is survived by Darlene, his wife of sixty years, their five children; Melisa (Jody) Broyles, Steven, Keith (Liese), David (Linda), and Darryl, and by thirteen grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Victor and Olive (Marshall) Craig, and his sister, Elinore (Loren) Stoneburner.

On May 9, 1958, Al married Darlene Page, and their great love for each other has only grown stronger in the years since. This summer they joined their children on Mount Hood for a celebration of their 60th anniversary.

Al was born on June 6, 1936 in Madera, California, and grew up in the Northern California towns of Madera, Napa, and San Rafael. As a teenager he decided to devote his life to preaching the gospel of Christ, and attended Florida Christian College in Temple Terrace, Florida to prepare for his life`s work.

After preaching in Longview, Washington, Hillsboro, Oregon, and Everett, Washington, Al came to Salem in 1968 and spent fifty years serving the Market Street Church of Christ as an evangelist and in recent years as an elder. His greatest commitment was to helping others serve the Lord, and his greatest personal ambition was a home one day in heaven.

A visitation and viewing will be held on Friday, November 2, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, at City View Funeral Home, and a memorial service will be held Saturday, November 3, at 1:00 PM at the Market Street church of Christ in Salem, Oregon.

David Philip McGourty Ph.D

April 30 1942 - October 25 2018

David Philip McGourty Ph.D
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of David “Dave” McGourty Ph.D. He died recently at Salem Hospital after a brief illness.
Dave was born in 1942 in Stamford CT, the fourth child of Dr. David P. and Margaret McGourty. He earned a Masters degree in Psychology at California State University, Long Beach, and a Ph.D at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Dr. McGourty worked as a psychologist at state institutions in California and Oregon. He had a lifelong commitment to advocating for vulnerable people and he continued that commitment after his retirement. In the later part of his career, he gained expertise Autism Spectrum and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.
Dave was an avid fisherman and participated in activities focused on river quality and decreasing fish population on our local rivers.
Dave leaves behind his wife of 42 years, Luce LaFleur, his sisters Claire, Lois and Janice, eight nieces and nephews and his godchild Ryan J. Grimes.
Dave will be remembered as a compassionate, kind and generous person.
At his request, there will be no Celebration of Life. Dave had special affection for the preschool established in his childhood home and chose it for donations in his name. If you wish, you can make contributions to “Little Workers of the Sacred Heart”, Villa Divino Amore, 117 Hope Street, Stamford, CT 06906

Alice G Kleen-Berends

July 19 1933 - October 21 2018

Alice G. Kleen-Berends born July 19th, 1933 in Dallas, Ore. to Victor & Anne Waters. Alice is preceded in death by her husbands, Glenn W. Kleen and Robert Berends. She is survived by her sons, Brian and Jon Kleen of Salem, Oregon, and their wives, 10 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
Services for Alice will be held at Morningside United Methodist Church at
3674 12th St SE in Salem, Ore. on November 10th, 2018 at 11am.
She will be laid to rest next to her husband, Glenn at City View Cemetery in a private ceremony, at a later date. Arrangements are by City View Funeral Home

Robert Milo Suchanek

April 6 1946 - October 20 2018

Robert was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

He was born on April 6, 1946 in Eugene, OR. Robert was a well-known contractor, and owned his own company called ‘Three S Construction Inc.’ He lived in Salem, OR most of his life, and was a very hard-working man.

Robert served his country by enlisting in the US Army.

Robert was diagnosed with cancer in 2005 and fought a hard battle. He continued to live his life with truth, love, and much respect for friends and family. He is now in Heaven with the angels.

Robert is survived by his wife Deborah, four children; sons Glen and Robert Suchanek; daughters Katrina Smith and Tricia Suchanek, one grandchild, two great-grandchildren, and his loving dog Angel. He will be missed by many, and lives with us in our hearts.

Private inurnment will be at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, OR. Arrangements by City View Funeral Home.

Theodore Jack Gamma

September 11 1935 - October 10 2018

Theodore Jack Gamma, known as Jack in Missouri, Tony in California, and most often just as T.J., passed away on October 10, 2018, in Salem, Or.

T.J. is survived by his sons Vince Gamma (spouse Suzy) of Mobile, AL; Victor Gamma (spouse Valarie) of Rialto, CA; Michael Gamma of Salem, OR; Teddy Gamma of Salem, OR; six grandchildren; three great grandchildren; brothers Carl, Paul, and David; and sisters Barbara and Judy.

He is preceded in death by his wife Judith and son, Joseph.

T.J. was born on September 11, 1935 in Ironton, MO to parents “Bud” and Grace Gamma.

T.J. spent his life working as a lineman, starting with Southern California Edison in the early 1960’s and ultimately retiring from the Bonneville Power Administration ten years ago. He served as a young man in the U.S. Marine Corps in the early-mid 1950’s serving stints in Japan and Korea.

A funeral service is scheduled for Saturday October 20, 2018 at 1:00 pm , with viewing starting at 10:00 am at City View Funeral Home and Cemetery in Salem OR.

Dr. Joseph H. Treleaven

July 16 1926 - October 8 2018

Dr. Joseph H. Treleaven

Salem - Dr. Joseph H. Treleaven, Born 07/16/1926, Died: 10/08/2018

Joe Treleaven died on October 8, 2018 at age 92 in his home in Salem, Oregon. He was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Joe had many fond memories of his early childhood living on a farm out in the prairies. In 1949 he married Catherine Connolly and graduated a year later from University of Alberta`s School of Medicine. In 1952 they moved to Topeka Kansas for his Psychiatric Residency at Mennniger`s Clinic. Eventually Joe and Catherine with their 4 children moved to Salem where he took a job with the Oregon State Hospital.

In 1963, Joe was named as the first director of the newly formed Mental Health Division for the State of Oregon. During his tenure he toured the state and expanded Community Mental Health to be a statewide system. He held various positions as a staff psychiatrist at the Oregon State Hospital, becoming a national expert in Forensic Psychiatry. In 1978 he was named State Mental Health Director for a second time, a position he held for eight years. He left a legacy of a commitment to the compassionate care of patients as well as to the open and ethical management of the system of care that influenced a generation of leaders after him.

In 1987, in his proudest accomplishment in a life full of accomplishments, Joe donated a kidney to his daughter, which has allowed her to live a full and active life.

He leaves behind his partner of 48 years, Nina M. Hipperson, as well as his four children, Michael Treleaven, Peter Treleaven (Joan Walsh), Mary Treleaven Gross (Joseph), Patrick Treleaven (Kelly Madden) and two grandchildren, Rachel Roberts (Ben) and Gregory Gross. Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Theresa Treleaven and his brother, Robert James Treleaven. Joe was an enormously supportive parent, grandparent and friend. With much love and gratitude we say goodbye and thank you, Joe/Dad/Grandpa.

A service celebrating Joe`s life will be held at Capital Manor`s Auditorium, Salem OR @ 2 pm on Nov 10, 2018. In lieu of flowers the family is requesting that contributions to any of the following charities would be appreciated on Joe`s behalf: OSH Museum of Mental Health; Capital Manor Foundation; Willamette Valley Hospice; Compassionate Choices. Arrangements under the direction of City View Funeral Home, Salem, OR

Rueben Vollmer

September 12 1929 - October 7 2018

Rueben George Vollmer, age 89, left this earth on October 7, 2018, in Salem, Or.
Rueben is survived by his wife, Rita Vollmer, of Salem, OR; his Daughter, Lynnette Berka, of Aumsville, OR; his Son Jerry Vollmer, of Salem, OR; and his Daughter, Anna Keller, of Salem, OR.
He is preceded in death by his Brothers; Walt, Carl, Alfred, Fred, Albert, Edward and Leonard, and Sisters; Lydia, Esther and Martha.

Rueben was born on September 12, 1929 in Mound, SD, to parents Carl and Eva Vollmer.

Rueben was a hardworking man. He enjoyed old Western Movies, and Books. His family and friends will always remember him as a welder and a builder. He was always busy making and creating things.

A funeral service is scheduled for Tuesday October 16, 2018 at 11:00am at City View Funeral Home and Cemetery in Salem OR. Jeffrey Nading will officiate.
A military service will be held at; Willamette National Cemetery, 11800 SE Mt Scott Blvd, Portland OR 97086 on Wednesday October 17, 2018 at 10:30am.
All are welcome to attend and celebrate Rueben`s life. Flowers and donations can be sent to Willamette Valley Hospice

Corrine Jean Parker

September 11 1935 - October 5 2018

Corrine Parker, 92, passed away October 5th 2018, at her Dallas Retirement Center residence in Dallas, Oregon.
Corrine (or Connie as she is more familiarly known) was born and raised in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on March 19, 1926. She graduated from Roosevelt High School in Cedar Rapids. After graduation, she attended vocational school in Omaha, Nebraska.
Upon completion of vocational school, Connie accepted a job as an overseas teletype operator with the Office of War Information in Washington D.C. during World War II. She typed and processed wartime message traffic, coded messages, and wartime propaganda to countries overseas during her World War II service.
After the war, she moved to Medford where she met and married Dee Parker. They moved and settled in Salem, Oregon. They were divorced in 1984.
Connie is survived by two daughters, Sherry DeForest (Danny) and Judy McIntosh (James); one granddaughter, Megan Rademaker (Jate); two grandsons, Aaron McIntosh (Caitlyn) and Eric McIntosh; two great-granddaughters, Ava and Norah McIntosh; and her companion of the past 29 years, Larry Smith.
She was an avid reader. Connie had written, 'As a child, I loved poetry and still have the books I read.' She was an avid golf fan, loved to work in their yard and garden, enjoyed word book puzzles, and card games.
Connie loved her job of 20 years with the Dr. Russell Colgan, D.C. Chiropractic Practice and enjoyed working with the people and patients.
Family was the most important thing in her life. In her own words, 'I`ve always wanted the best for my children and grandchildren and the Lord has watched over me all along the way, sometimes with me not knowing it. So, now I put my family in the hands of the Lord and pray they will keep Him in their lives.'
Connie was gracious, kind, and loving. She was a lady. She will be greatly missed by family, friends, and all who knew her.
Contributions may be made in Connie`s name to Willamette Valley Hospice, Salem, Oregon; or Women`s Crisis Center, Salem, Oregon. A private memorial service will be held.
Arrangements by City View Funeral Home, Salem, Oregon.

Harold Edward Richter

October 25 1933 - October 4 2018

Harold was born is Aitkin, Minnesota to Frank and Mabel Richter. He was the 59th recorded birth at his aunt’s maternity hospital during a snowstorm. He joined his siblings, Ervine, Alice and Lawrence. The family moved to the Salem area when Harold was just two years old. He attended Keizer and Bush Elementary Schools, Leslie Junior High and graduated from Salem High School in 1952.
He joined the army in 1953 and was stationed in Korea where he served in the demilitarized zone after the cease fire. He had R&R in Japan that he really enjoyed and often shared the story of a little monkey that he encountered.
After discharge from the Army, he returned to Salem where he worked for the cannery. In 1961, he took some classes at Chemeketa Technical School, and on April 1, 1962 was hired by the Marion County Assessor’s office. He retired on March 31, 1994 after 32 years, ending his career as Chief Cartographer.
In 1960, his niece introduced him to his future wife, and he married Patricia Buck April 6, 1963. They welcomed a daughter in April 1967, and a son in February 1969. As a family, they enjoyed many camping trips to the beach and the mountains, Disneyland and Seattle.
He was quite the handyman. If there was a project he wanted to do, he simply bought a book, read it and did it! He did many home repairs and remodeling projects, building a fence and using his two weeks of vacation to replace the roof on the family home twice. He made furniture for both his children and grandchildren, ranging from chairs, tables or stools for toddlers, to full size dressers and bookshelves.
Both of his brothers, Ervine and Lawrence, served in the Army during World War II. Ervine participated in the Battle of the Bulge, and Lawrence was killed in action in a plane crash in England in 1944. This created a love for World War II military history, specifically the airplanes. His favorite was the B-17, which his brother, Lawrence, flew on and was a turret ball gunner during his service in the Army. In June 2004, Harold got to take a flight on the “Nine-O-Nine” – a fully restored B-17, out of the Aurora Airport and he didn’t stop smiling for a month.
Harold is survived by his wife of 55 years, Pat; daughter Julie (John); son Scott (Brandi); four grandchildren – grandsons Josh and Tyler and granddaughters Jordan and Miranda; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, sister, five nephews and a niece.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, October 21, at 2:00 pm at Paradise Island Rec Hall, 3100 Turner Rd. SE, Salem, OR. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the B-17 Alliance Foundation or Mid Valley Youth for Christ.

Doris Magee

August 23 1932 - October 2 2018

Doris passed away on October 2, 2018 after an extended illness. She was born in Bismarck ND and graduated from Bismarck high school. As a teenager she was quite the equestrian and competed in several horse shows. As a young woman she was a model, and for most of her adult life she was an executive secretary. Her faith in the Lord was strong and was a faithful church attender. When she was not feeling well she watched what she called her TV ministers and read from the bible daily. At Christmas time she was known for making wonderful assortments of cookies and candies Doris always thought of others before herself and had many friends and was able to talk to anyone as if she had known them forever.
She is survived by her 3 children, 5 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Services will be on Thursday October 18th at 11:00 AM at City View Funeral Home. Interment is in Mt. Crest Abbey Mausoleum. Arrangements are by City View Funeral Home.

Patricia Ann Hewitt

August 15 1939 - September 30 2018

Patricia Ann Hewitt was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa on Aug. 15, 1939.
She passed away at her home on Sep. 30, 2018. Patricia was preceded in death by her father, George Barkdoll, her mother, Virginia and her sister Georgia.
Pat grew up in Portland, attending Grant and Gresham High Schools. She attended OSU and later moved to Seattle where she met her husband, Harold “Hal” Hewitt while working at Boeing Co. They married June 1963.
Pat was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints throughout her adult life, where she served in several leadership positions.
She was will known for her default smile and positive attitude toward others. She accompanied her husband through his urban planning career in San Diego and Chico, CA and Beaverton, where she lived for 35 years, during which time she worked at Good Samaritan Hospital for many years.
In ’02 she and her husband returned to Oceanside, CA where they served in volunteer work at Camp Pendleton, with the USMC for 13 years before returning to Salem in 2015.
She is survived by her husband Harold “Hal”, sons Patrick of Kansas City, KS, Peter of Oregon City, Dr. Derek Hewitt of Prescott, AZ and four grandchildren.
Services will be held Friday, Oct. 5th at 1:00 pm at the Beaverton Chapel, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints located at 4195 SW 99th, Beaverton, OR.
Assisting the family is City View Funeral Home of Salem, OR

Carol I Brown

September 2 1933 - September 18 2018

Carol I. Brown, 85 of Salem, Oregon passed away Tuesday September 18, 2018

She is survived by her six children; Colleen Long(Bard), Sharon Quigley(Pat), Jeff Brown(Janet), Denise Helms (Larry), Paul Brown(Laurie), and David Brown.

Beloved by her sixteen grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Carol loved her roses, 135 different ones! Her yard and garden, were her true passion; as it was a full time job keeping up with it.

There will be a celebration of life held in the spring.

Doris Grace Needham

May 1 1924 - September 13 2018

Beloved and adored wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother Doris G. Needham (age-94) passed away peacefully in her sleep at her loved caregiver, Ethel Bryant`s home in Silverton, Oregon on September 13, 2018. At the request of Doris, no services will be held.
Doris was born May 1, 1924 in Chicago, to Bertha and Vincent Zoelch, (originally from Austria and Germany), raised in Chicago with 7 siblings before moving to Portland Oregon with the family. She was a loving, intelligent, witty, caring, stubborn and vivacious wife to Albert (Bus) Needham who preceded her in death. Doris is survived by her daughter, Carole Pierson (spouse Woody Pierson) and son, Delmar Needham (spouse Andrea Needham) along with sister, Esther Reeves and brother, Robert Zoelch, six grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Doris and Al`s beautiful farm in Salem, Oregon became the center of activity for all celebrations and family get-togethers throughout the years and it became well known as the `Needham Health Ranch`. Family and friends flocked to the farm to enjoy her company and many activities such as hiking along the forested creek, riding horses and fishing in the farm ponds.
Her warm, caring and kind personality became the family magnet drawing everyone toward her. If you met Doris, you loved Doris! Loving all outdoor activities and gardening, her 44 acre farm was a perfect match for her lifestyle.
Doris was loved by everyone whose life she touched. Everyone she cared about was her #1.
She will live in our hearts and souls forever!
Tschüss, Doris,

David Alan Culver

August 2 1948 - September 6 2018

David A Culver passed away on September 6, 2018 after a 12-year battle with cancer. His sons, Christopher Culver, Curt Culver and 20-year Partner, Sandra Fichtner, provided 24/7 care his last months.

Dave was born August 2, 1948 in Salem, the 2nd of four sons, to parents Archie and Helen (Kelley) Culver. The family moved to Silverton in 1952 where Dave attended Public Schools and graduated at the age of 17 from Silverton High School. He was proud of being elected Sr. Class President, playing Baseball for four years and earning Varsity Letters two of those years, and for being his Middle school Chess Champion in 1962. He attended the U of O and went on to a 30-year profession in the Financial Services industry where he retired in 1997 as the CEO of a Local Credit Union. After 2 years of R & R, he formed Culver Tax Services LLC, and kept that endeavor until his death.

Dave’s primary interests besides work, included golf, fishing, camping and spending time with his family. He was a 41-year member of the Springfield Elks Lodge #2145. He was a member of the Oregon Society of Tax Consultants and was also a longtime member of the Silverton High Alumni Association.

He is survived by his Partner, Sandra Fichtner, sons, Christopher D. Culver of Eugene, Curtis D. Culver (Stephanie) of Harrisburg; grandsons, Austin Culver and Dylan Culver, and his three brothers, Mitchell Culver (Katie) of Silverton, Arthur Culver of Salem, and Paul Culver (Debra) of Mt. Angel. Interment will be held with a private family service in Salem. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date in Eugene, OR. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a contribution in Dave’s name to the Silverton Alumni Association Scholarship fund, 303 Oak St., Silverton, OR 97381. Arrangements are by City View Funeral Home.

Kristine Claire Williams

September 27 1952 - September 6 2018

On Thursday, September 6th, 2018 Kristine Williams passed away peacefully at age 65, following an extended illness. Born in Salem, Oregon on September 27, 1952, she was the eldest of four children of Claire and Myrtle Elwood (Phillips).

Kris was preceded in death by her father and is survived by her husband and best friend, Douglas, her mother Mrytle Phillips, brothers David (Nancy) and Jeffrey (Karol) Elwood and sister Kathleen Elwood Cody.

Kris was a life-long lover of animals and in lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made in her memory to the Willamette Humane Society. At her request, no service will be held. Arrangements are by City View Funeral Home.

Robert Wainwright Stewart

October 29 1924 - September 5 2018

Robert (Bob) Stewart passed away peacefully September 5, 2018 at the age of 93.
He was born October 29, 1924 in Los Angeles, California. He grew up in Arkansas and Missouri and moved to Portland at the age of 12. He enrolled at Oregon State University in 1942, where during his freshman year, he met his future wife, Betty Dickey. He enlisted in the Marine Corp in 1943 and served in the Pacific Theater for three years. He returned to OSU and married Betty in 1946. They Just celebrated their 72nd anniversary on September 1st.
Bob graduated from OSU in 1949 and began a career in education and coaching. He had a great love of sports and he coached baseball and football and refereed basketball and football. He was a lifelong supporter of OSU and athletics and he and Betty had season tickets for many of the OSU teams.
In their retirement Betty and Bob enjoyed travelling the world and seeing all 50 states in their RV. Bob also enjoyed golfing and gardening. He was a long-time member of Salem First Presbyterian Church. He also volunteered at the Red Cross transporting blood to hospitals.
His first love was his family. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend. His is survived by his wife Betty, daughters: Linda Cadigan of New Jersey, Sandra Stewart, Lisa Stewart and Donna Stewart all of Salem; grandchildren: Robert Cadigan and Meghan Cadigan of New Jersey, Chloe Stewart of Corvallis and Daniel Stewart of Salem.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Union Gospel Mission or Wounded Warriors.
Celebration of life service will be 2 pm Saturday, September 15, 2018 at Capital Manor. Private interment will be at City View Cemetery directed by City View Funeral Home.

Sidney Douglas Van Dyke

November 23 1931 - August 23 2018

Born in Nebraska, Doug and his parents and siblings moved to the Salem, Oregon area in the late 1930s. After graduating from Salem High School, Doug joined the Marine Corps and participated in the Korean War. By the late 1950s, Doug was working for the State of Oregon, where he met Mabel. They were married for 60 years. Doug attended Oregon State University in the mid-1960s and, just after his graduation, their daughter, Denise, joined them. Doug became a licensed Traffic Engineer and spent his career working for the City of Salem, City of Corvallis, and Clackamas County. Another love of his life was his hobby of car racing, which he did for more than 30 years, in addition to the years he spent working races. Over the years, he was a member of the Willamette Motor Club, and of the Sports Car Club of America, Oregon Region. Doug is survived by his wife, Mabel; daughter, Denise; brother, Dave (Jan); sister, Judi (Bob); and 15 nieces and nephews and their families.

Kent Michael Miller

December 30 1959 - August 20 2018

Kent Michael Miller, son of Patricia Brock Miller and the late Ernest Henry Miller, died at age 58 on August 20, 2018 in Salem, Oregon.
For the majority of his life, Kent lived in Salem. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul’s Episcopal church and attended Candalaria, Leslie and South Salem High School (class of ‘78). In his early childhood, Kent’s brother, Brock, taught him to fish at Waldo Lake. In 1976 Kent and his family traveled to New York City and Washington, D.C. to celebrate the Bi-Centennial. He spent many family vacations skiing at Sun River and crabbing in Newport, and especially enjoyed floating the Deschutes River with his cousins.
Kent loved watching NFL games and talking with family and friends about every Super Bowl since 1967. He was a Jeopardy fan and also enjoyed watching movies. Kent was dedicated to being with family on Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.
Kent, pre-deceased by his brother, Brock Miller, is survived by his mother, Patricia Miller of Mount Angel, his nephew, Peter Miller of Beaverton, his aunts Delia Miller of Salem and Susie McAbee of Lake Oswego, and six cousins, Eric Miller, Jane Miller Loverin, Paul Miller, Mark Miller, Jennifer Brock Thomas and Tori Brock Gandy.

William Robert (Bob) Dykes

March 20 1940 - August 12 2018

William Robert Dykes “Bob”
William Dykes, known to friends and family as “Bob”, passed away peacefully August 12, 2018 at the age of 78 in his home surrounded by family.

A native of Bakersfield, California, Bob went to East Bakersfield High School and graduated in 1958. He was involved in baseball, basketball and his favorite sport, football.

After working for his father’s grocery store and eventually opening his own store he move to Salem, Oregon in 1976 to raise his family and pursue a career as a business owner with his wife Sharon. Through entrepreneurial spirit, hard work and perseverance, Bob operated a number of businesses, the most recent, Promotions West Screenprinting.

An avid outdoorsman, Bob enjoyed boating, golfing, hunting and especially fishing. He truly loved his many fishing trips to Canada with family and friends. Bob share his love of the outdoors with his daughters and granddaughters. He passed on the art of fly fishing, the thrill of Salmon fishing and the challenge of duck hunting. Bob especially enjoyed cheering his granddaughters on with their many athletic activities and events. Those who knew Bob best understood how special the Siletz River was to him over the past 15 years.

Bob is survived by his wife of 57 years, Sharon and his children, Shelly (Dave), Tanya (Mark), his two granddaughters Joelle and Haley, brother Michael (Charlotte) Dykes, nephews and nieces, and his loyal companion dog, Brodie.

At his request a private family gathering will be held at a later date. He will be greatly missed.

Malcolm Douglas Sinclair

July 13 1946 - August 11 2018

On Saturday, August 11, 2018, Malcolm Douglas Sinclair went home to our Heavenly Father. He was born on July 13, 1946 in Glendale, California to Paul and Beatrice Sinclair and was the youngest of three children. When he was a toddler, the family moved to Silverton, Oregon, where he received his education and graduated from Silverton High School. Because of his love for science, he went on to attend Oregon
State University, receiving his Bachelors of Science Degree in Pharmacy. After working in various retail pharmacy stores for 30 years, he retired and was widowed after a 30 year marriage to Joyce Sinclair.
In July of 2013, he met the love of his life, ReginaDee Jan. He decided to relocate back to Salem and they purchased a beautiful home together. After a short courtship, they married on December 19, 2013 and began their life together.
As a member of Peoples Church, he became involved in many ministries as a servant leader. Malcolm was part of the accounting group, who counts weekly tithes and offerings. He was also a long-time participant in the Tuesday morning Men’s Bible Study with Pastor Steve Little. He was part of the Communion Ministry team and
attended Sunday School Classes weekly. His passion for travels took him on Mission trips to Vietnam and Thailand. He and Regina also took luxury cruises through the Panama Canal, Alaska, New England, Canada and Hawaii.
He is preceded in death by his father, Paul Allen Sinclair, his mother, Beatrice May Sinclair, and sister, Paula Forney. He is survived by his wife, ReginaDee, brother, Bill Sinclair (Dory), son, Paul Sinclair (Shawna), daughters, Sara Swentik (Matt) and Carla Newkirk, grandchildren Amanda (Kory), Jessica (Tim), Jaidyn, Madilyn, Kaeden, Calvin and Athena, and two great-granddaughters, Meredith-Rose and Marlie Ann-Marie.
Malcolm will also be remembered by his numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and dear friends.
Malcolm was a godly, teachable man who loved the Lord with all his heart, mind and soul. He loved to give generously to those in need and he lived life to the fullest. He finished well.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 2pm at Peoples Church, 4500 Lancaster Drive NE, Salem, Oregon. A reception will follow. In his honor, we request everyone wear casual attire, in his favorite color Blue. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Iron Sharpens Iron Ministry, PO Box 45371, Boise, ID, 83711.

Megan Ailene Nicole Witbeck-Buchholz

January 20 1985 - August 9 2018

Megan Ailene Nicole Witbeck-Buchholz died unexpectedly at her home on August 9, 2018 in Salem, Oregon at the age of 33.

Megan is survived by her Mother Darlene Buchholz Bashaw and her husband Tim Bashaw of Meridian, Idaho. Her Father Jay Witbeck of Dundee, Oregon, her Brothers Jason Witbeck and his wife Lauren of San Diego, California and Jared Witbeck of Brooklyn, New York and Sister Brianna Witbeck of Salem. And her Grandfather Dale Haley of Redmond, Oregon. And of course, her cats, Dracula, Maple, and Vega.

Megan was born on January 20, 1985 in Salem. She graduated from McKay High School in 2003. She was a volunteer at the Willamette Humane Society in Salem and was more recently a foster care giver for new born kittens she was employed at Signal 88 Security in Salem.

A graveside service is scheduled for Friday August 17, 2018 at 1:30 PM at City View Cemetery at 390 Hoyt St. S. Salem OR 97302. Her Cousin and Pastor Eric Schaffner will officiate the ceremony. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Megan’s life. Flowers and condolences may be sent to City View Funeral Home in care of Megan to: 390 Hoyt St. S, Salem, OR 97302

Gloria M Walker

May 29 1929 - August 4 2018

Gloria Walker passed away peacefully on August 4th following several months of declining health.
Born to Francis and Anna Kuensting in Hubbard, OR, Gloria was the youngest of seven brothers and sisters. She moved to Salem in 1948 taking a job at Classic Photo to pursue her interests in photography. Gloria met a young grocer, Harold L. Walker, in 1950 and they were married the following year on July 3, 1951. The young couple had three children between 1952 and 1955 keeping Gloria busy as a homemaker for many years. As the children got older, she worked several years for a grocery brokerage and later became a Welcome Wagon Hostess in South Salem from 1976 to 1980.
Gloria’s interest included cooking and gardening. She was known as a good cook among family and friends, and very protective of her kitchen. Many relatives and family friends can relate stories of being thrown out of the kitchen for trying to help clear the dinner table or wash the dishes. In later life, Gloria became an avid bowler, starting on a league at Cherry City Bowl in the late 1970’s, moving to Firebird Lanes where she often bowled 2-3 times per week, until shoulder and elbow injuries sidelined her three years ago.
Gloria is preceded in death by her six brothers and sisters and by her loving husband Harold who passed away in 2012. Survivors include sons David and wife Janet of Tillamook, OR, Timothy of Upland, CA, and daughter Terri and husband Dan of Largo, FL, nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Private memorial services took place on Friday, August 10th at Belcrest Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to Oregon Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation (OLSHF.ORG).

Chris Ann Anderson

December 18 1962 - August 1 2018

Chris Ann Anderson, 55 suffered a Pontine Bleed Stroke on 7/21/18. It is a rare type of stroke, she fought with everything she could and on August 1, 2018 she succumbed to the damage done by the stroke. She is survived by her daughter Tiffanie Hendrix, her son Kelvin Smith, 15, granddaughter Tiahna Hendrix, 15, grandson Jayden Hendrix, 12, Brother Timothy J. Anderson, Sisters Karen Bice and Wendy Anderson and many nieces and nephews and their families who were all very close to her. Evan Coons and Kevin Smith were a big part of her life as former husband and partner as well at Matt Hendrix, father of her two grandchildren. Her mother Patricia Ann Anderson and brother Byron L. Anderson preceded her in death.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday August 11, 2018 from 2PM to 5PM at the Keizer Elks Lodge #2472 located at 4250 Cherry Ave NE, Keizer, OR 97303. Please join us to celebrate her life. Attire is casual. Many people are planning to honor her by wearing 49er gear or red/black/gold colors, however it is not required. Snacks will be provided. A no host bar will be open.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations into the kids care fund. The go fund me link is gf.me/u/kccam8. There is also an account set up at Wells Fargo entitled Chris Ann Anderson Journey Donation Account No. 8434295054. She was the sole financial provider for the family and has raised the grandchildren as if she was their birth mother. Her life revolved around making sure the kids daily needs were met. Chris Ann has touched so many lives and was truly a remarkable person. We are confident her one wish would be the kids are taken care of through their high school years.

Audrey Cleeta Irwin

November 16 1935 - July 7 2018

Audrey Irwin, 82 passed away in a nursing home in Salem Oregon on July 7, 2018 from complications of diabetes. Audrey was born in Drumwright Oklahoma on November 16, 1935 to parents Bertie and Richard Henry Rhyne. They migrated to California when Audrey was very young. They eventually settled in Bakersfield for a while and then Arroyo Grande and finally Grover beach. Audrey met her current husband, Eugene A. Irwin in 1965 when she came to Butte Falls, Oregon. They were married on April 7, 1967 in Ashland, Oregon. Shortly after marriage her husband, a Forest Technician, transferred to a Job Corps Center in Carson City Nevada. They closed the Job Corps center in 1968. Her husband resigned from the U.S. Forest Service at this time and they returned to Medford, Oregon where her husband started work with the Oregon State Forestry Department. Later that year they manned a State Forestry Guard Station in Prospect, Oregon. In 1970 They transferred to the Phipps Forest Nursery in Elkton, Oregon. In 1972 They transferred to Salem, Oregon. During these years Audrey enjoyed fishing, reading, traveling and especially knitting and crocheting afghans, animals, and dolls. In 1976 Audrey worked as a volunteer in the Unemployment office in Salem learning office procedures. she then went to Chemeketa Community College and received her GED which landed her a job at the Department of Motor Vehicles in Salem. She worked there for 12 years retiring in 1988. Audrey is survived by her brother Dale Rhyne in Idaho and a sister Wanda Curtis in Springfield, Oregon. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bertie and Henry Rhyne, Half Brother J.O. Young, and brother Harlan Rhyne. At Audrey`s request there will be no services. As a wife of a veteran she will be interred in the V.A. Cemetery in Eagle Point, Oregon. Any donations in Audrey`s behalf can be made to Diabetes and Alzheimer`s research. Assisting the family is the City View Cemetery.

Westley F Coffelt

March 19 1943 - June 30 2018

Passed in Peace Saturday, June 30, 2018 at the age of 75. Westley was born to Edgar and Pearl Coffelt on March 19, 1943 in Polson, Montana. Preceded in death by his wife, Rosaline. Loving father of Kenneth. Proud grandfather of Brittany (Quentin) and Megan. Great grandfather to Hunter, Sawyer, and Rosie. Loving partner to Wendy. Further survived by his brother, sisters, other relatives and friends. Westley will be fondly remembered as a proud patriot and U.S. Army Veteran, a loving father, and an accomplished tire salesman. His interests included technology, photography, travel, heavy-equipment, and his cats. He taught us all by his example how to live a generous and selfless life.
Private family services will be held on Saturday, August 11, 2018. Please email breavis1@pacificu.edu for more information.

Mary Joan Candello

August 16 1934 - June 22 2018

Mary Joan Bieker Candello was born August 16, 1934 in Rushton, Kansas. She married George E Candello Sr in May of 1953. Together they raised a family of 7 children.
Survivors include daughters; Cynthia Candello, Nancy Candello, Jacqueline Candello, Patricia Farm and Brenda Tegner, sons; George E Candello Jr and Michael Candello; 20 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, a granddaughter Lisa Marie Candello and great grandson Bailee Ray Candello-Southwick.
Funeral Mass will be at St. Joseph Catholic Church and she will be laid to rest with her husband at Willamette National Cemetery.
Arrangements by City View Funeral Home.

Peggy Louise Markishtum

July 21 1931 - June 15 2018

Peggy Louise (Bentz) Markishtum was born on July 21, 1931 and passed away peacefully on June 15, 2018.
Peggy was married to Carlisle “Russ” Markishtum Sr. who preceded her in passing to the other side, she will be greatly missed by her sons Carlisle “Russ” Markishtum Jr. (Susan Markishtum), Kevin Dean Markishtum and Randall “Randy” Scott Markishtum (Jackie Markishtum). She will always be fondly remembered as “Grandma Peggy” by her grandchildren Jennifer, Kimberly, Andy, Aaron and Stephanie and all of her great grandchildren.
Peggy became a Registered Nurse (RN) in 1952 and spent caring for others in her career working in hospitals, Emergency Rooms, Senior Care and School districts.
Peggy loved her great friends and adopted families in the Hummingbird apartment complex in Salem where she has lived since 1984.
She is remembered for her gentle kindness, energetic spirit and extreme wit.

P. Markwood Betty

March 30 1922 - June 11 2018

Dallas, Oregon - Betty Phyllis Piepho was born on March 30, 1922 in Seattle, WA to Edward Christopher and Phyllis Gertrude Piepho. Betty was the only child of Edward and Phyllis and learned late in life, that she had a half-sister, Joy. Sadly, joy had already passed away. How she would have loved to have known Joy when she was living as she always wanted a sister. She lived in Seattle and later Bothell, WA. Betty came to know the Lord at the age of sixteen as a result of the ministry of Lake Sammamish Bible Camp SAMBICA) and Dr. Annis and Ruby Jepson. She then attended Prairie Bible Institute and as a single 22-year-old answered the call to be a Missionary with West Indies Mission (now Worldteam) in Cuba. While she was there, she made the ultimate sacrifice when her beloved Daddy passed away. Betty served in Cuba with her future husband`s brother, Louis, who arranged for them to meet. Lyle Edward Markwood and Betty Phyllis Piepho were married on September 1, 1956 at Lake Sammamish Bible Camp in Bellevue, WA where they would return to live in 1959 with one-year old Linda after living in Denver, CO. Lyle graduated with a Dr. in Chiropractic and they moved to Bellevue, WA, where daughters Claudia and Sandra were born. Betty served the Lord faithfully alongside her husband in many ministries at their home church, First Baptist of Redmond, including AWANA, youth group, singing in the choir that Lyle directed and many years as the church Mission`s Treasurer. She shared her husband`s passion for the Seattle Mariners and followed them until her last years. Her grandsons lovingly called her `The voice of the Mariners` as she often called them to tell then the score. She would love that the Mariners are in first place in the AL West. Betty stayed home with her girls until her youngest was in Junior High. She enjoyed working in a Christian art company as a picture framer and then in her son-in-laws and daughter`s restaurant. Lyle and Betty moved to Dallas, OR in 1997 to be near family. She is a treasure: Loyal, lover of Jesus, prayer warrior, compassionate, nurturing, peace maker, role model for us all. Betty is proceeded in death by her parents, her sister and her husband, Lyle in December of 2017. She is survived by her daughters Linda Trammell (Marty), Claudia Howden (Mike), Sandy Elliott (Brian), ten grandchildren and one in heaven, eight great grandchildren and two in heaven and her sister-in-law Wilma Shea Arndt. A Celebration of Life will be held at 10:30 AM on Saturday, June 16th at Valley Baptist Church in Perrydale at 7446 Perrydale Rd. Amity, OR, 97101. Followed by a private family burial. Arrangements are by City View Funeral Home.

Tony R. Burrow

October 12 1938 - June 7 2018

Thursday, June 7, 2018, Tony went peacefully to his Eternal Home. Tony was born on October 12, 1938 to Wayne and Mayme Burrow in Springfield, Missouri.
Tony is survived by his wife of 52 years, Bette, his daughter, Laura (Alan) Willcoxen and his son, Wayne (Carrine) Burrow. He was preceded in death by his son, Warren Burrow, his daughter, Angela Marie Burrow and his grandson, Thomas Anthony Willcoxen.
Tony is survived by grandsons, Robert Willcoxen and Brady, Romy and Quinn Burrow and granddaughter, Anya Grace Burrow.
As a young man Tony served in the Army and then worked as a correctional officer in Federal prisons at Leavenworth, Kansas and Springfield, Missouri. After receiving his BS Degree in Finance from Southwest Missouri State University, Tony worked for the Federal Highway Administration until his retirement. While working for Federal Highway Administration Tony went nights to the University of Rhode Island to get his Masters Degree in Public Administration.

Tony and Bette were the owners of Burrow`s Country Store in West Salem for many years. Upon retirement Tony was able to devote more time to his passion of reading and to travel with family and friends.

Hubert Baird Erwin

September 6 1928 - June 7 2018

Hubert Baird Erwin (Hugh) was our tuba playing, witty, and much-loved dad. Surrounded by his loving children, he finished his earthly journey on June 7, 2018 just shy of his 90th birthday. Raised in Tulare, California, he was born in Oakland to Harry & Katherine Baird Erwin on Sep 6, 1928. He graduated from Cal Berkeley, married our mother, Wanda Sharp, and enlisted in the Navy. Following his service in Korea, they settled in the Bay Area and he began his distinguished career as a CPA. He was active in many service organizations, including Lions Club, California Lung Association, and his church, usually serving as treasurer. After retiring from his practice, they moved to Salem to be closer to their children. His retirement was short-lived however and he soon began doing tax work with a local CPA firm, working well into his 89th year. He enjoyed playing his Tuba with the NW Banjo Band and continued his involvement with Lions Club, achieving Lifetime status.
Dad is survived by his children, Deborah Medley (Joe); Jeffrey Erwin (Margaret); Jane Pope (Jeff); Jennifer Furlong (Don) & Michiko Ishiguro. He also leaves his sister Jean Eccleston, sister-in-law Shirley Hammes, 7 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren & 6 nieces & nephews. He was preceded in death by our mom in 2016, and grand-daughter Robin in 2012. He leaves many friends who loved him dearly.
Services will be held at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 1998 Lansing Ave NE, Salem on Sunday June 17 at 2:00 pm. Interment at Willamette National on Monday. Memorials may be made to Ron Wilson Center or Camp Lutherwood.

Margaret Peggy Beesley

July 12 1934 - June 6 2018

Margaret “Peggy” Beesley, 83, of Surprise, AZ went to be with the Lord on June 6, 2018. She passed peacefully in the presence of family after a brief illness. Born in Seattle, WA on July 12, 1934 to the late William Michael Clarke and Sarah Margaret Clarke (née Shannon) she spent her childhood and high school years in Sedro Woolley, WA with her adoptive parents, the late Thomas and Dorothy (Dottie) Guffey, after the death of her young mother. She moved to Southeast Alaska for many years and lived in Anchorage briefly, where she met and married Earle Beesley before finally settling with him in Woodburn, then Salem, OR. She recently relocated to Arizona from Oregon to be near family.
Peggy was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 31 years, Earle Beesley, sister Nora Lee and brother Bill Clarke. She is lovingly remembered by her daughters, Jean Bercier of Anchorage, AK, Julie (Keith) Buonafede of Sun City West, AZ, Tracy (David) Craver of Northglenn, CO and step-son John (Brenda) Beesley of Anchorage, AK. Also surviving are six grandchildren and 2 step-grandchildren.
Peggy was a homemaker for most of her adult life and a wonderful home cook. She enjoyed supporting her husband, Earle, in the many activities and events of the Shriners in fundraising for the benefit of the Shriners Hospital for Children.
In accordance with her wishes, no service will be held. Her final resting place will be Valley View Cemetery in Silverton, OR.
For additional information:
City View Funeral Home
390 Hoyt Street South
Salem, OR 97302
Phone - 503.363.8652
Those who so desire may make memorial donations in memory of Peggy to
Grace to You (gty.org)
PO Box 4000

Mabel Lois DePuy

February 1 1925 - May 28 2018

Mabel was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on February 1, 1925, one of six children of Peter and Bertha (Laasch) Hoof. After graduating valedictorian from South High, she entered Northwestern Hospital School of Nursing in 1943 as a member of the US Junior Nurse Corps. She graduated in 1946. While a student she met her future husband Walter DePuy. They were married on February 12, 1947 in Minneapolis.

Walter and Mabel moved to Salem in April 1948. She worked as a registered nurse at Salem General and Salem Memorial Hospitals for 10 years, the last five as a relief night supervisor. In 1964 she and her husband established the Walt DePuy Builder and have Realtor company, which they operated until his death in 1973. Mabel continued to manage their Ivanhoe Apartments and served as the executive Director of the Salem Apartment House Owners Association for 12 years until her retirement in 1985. She was instrumental in establishing the state Affiliated Rental Owners Association and served as it’s President several times.

Mabel was involved in various community activities as a member of the Marion County Health Advisory Committee, Chairwoman of the Marion County Health Volunteers Committee, and a member of the Marion County Solid Waste Management Advisory Committee. Mabel also served five years as Chair of the Marion County Board of Equalization. She enjoyed many activities, especially crafts, reading and quilting. She was president of the Mission Mill Capital Quilters for several years. She also served as a Campfire Girls and Cub Scout leader.

Mabel was preceded in death by her husband in 1973 and her son Walter Jr. in 2001. Survivors include daughter and son-in-law Dianne and John Corso of Anacortes, Washington; daughter Leslie Ann Johnson of Salem; daughter-in-law Naomi DePuy of Springfield; grandchildren Richard and Michael Johnson, Andrea and Christopher Corso, and Walter Alexander DePuy; and great grandchildren Kai, Elsa, and John Carl.

Mabel was a long time member of Trinity Covenant Church in Salem. Services will be held there on June 1 at 10:00 AM. Private interment services will be at City View Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Salem Health Hospital or Trinity Covenant Church

Michael P Eichinger

September 2 1966 - May 21 2018

Salem – Michael Paul Eichinger passed away on May 21, 2018, in Salem. The second youngest of three children, Michael was born September 2, 1966, in Denver, CO, to Mary Elizabeth and Ellsworth Charles Eichinger. He grew up in Orange County, CA, moving to Salem, OR, in the summer of 1979. Michael graduated from South Salem High School in 1984 and went on to pursue an education in business at Chemeketa Community College. Michael helped develop several successful business ventures including Mona Lisa’s Café and Jammer’s Bar and Grill. His acumen in business was only exceeded by his generosity, committing his time and energy to helping those in need. Michael enjoyed being with his dogs, spending time with family and friends, shooting pool, cooking, collecting, camping, travelling, and being outdoors. Michael’s boundless spirit and gregarious persona left an indelible impression with all who he encountered. Throughout his life, Michael faced many great obstacles and overcame them all with champion-like determination. Michael was dearly beloved by family, friends, his community, and all will deeply miss his strong and compassionate soul. Michael is survived by his mother, Mary E. Burton of Salem; son Justin Gunn of Salem; Grandchildren Adrienne, Thomas, and Peyton of Salem; Brothers Christopher Eichinger of Salem, OR, and Edward Eichinger of Townsend, MT; Sisters Karen Eichinger of Salem, OR; Candace Marie Cole of Greensboro, NC; and long-time companion and dear friend Holly Gadomski.
A private family ceremony will be performed on May 29 in Salem, OR. A life celebration will be held at Jammer’s Bar and Grill in Salem on the evening of June 16, 2018. City View Funeral Home and Cemetery is handling arrangements.

Weldon Roy Stockton

September 6 1931 - May 5 2018

Weldon was called home to the Lord at the age of 86 years old, on May 5, 2018, when he peacefully passed away with his daughter Susan by his side.
He was born in La Junta, Colorado on September 6, 1931 to Lounell and Elzie Stockton. In his younger years, Weldon worked on a cattle ranch, then joined the United States Navy, served during the Korean War, and then was honorably discharged.
Weldon worked in construction for many years, as well as a farrier before he became a Realtor. He enjoyed riding horses, roping, hunting, fishing, and spending time with family and friends. He was proud of his bucking bull `Snowstorm` whom he entered into many PBR events.
Weldon was preceded in death by his loving wife Reva who passed away in 2005, his parents Elzie and Lounell, and his brother Lawrence.
He is survived by his daughter Susan (Ron) Simpson of Salem; grandson Colton (Mckenzie) Simpson; great granddaughter Rylin Simpson of Aumsville; stepson Larry Mahan and grandchildren Lisa, Ty and Eliza all of Texas; brother Dwight of Salem.
He will be missed by his family and friends who all enjoyed his many life stories.
Services will be on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 1pm in the chapel of City View Funeral Home with a reception following, then burial will be private at a later date.
Special thank you:
Larry Unruh, Weldon`s dear friend who called him daily and frequently visited.
Lisa Mclemore, a dear family friend who gave much love, support and time to both Weldon and Susan.
Arrangements by City View Funeral Home

James Edwin Evans

March 6 1934 - May 4 2018

James Edwin Evans left his loving family and this world on May 4, 2018 at the age of 84. An adventurous, curious, entrepreneurial, can-do person, he lived a full life. In 1996, Jim opened his new and used tool shop (13th Street Tool Store) in Salem where he enjoyed knowing and helping his customers, even hosting a weekly “knife club” where collectors could swap stories and knives. He ran his business solo for more than 20 years.
Jim’s greatest passion in life was for his family; Carol, his wife of 57 years, sons; Dan, Craig (Katie) and Mike (Cheryl), daughter Melinda (Brian), and daughter-in-heart Stacey. Time spent with his grandchildren; Caleb, Courtney, Sam, Jonathan, Ben, and Kendra made his heart sing.
In Jim’s last year of life, he received great kindness from his caregivers at Sweet Bye N’ Bye Memory Care. He lives on in all our hearts. At Jim’s request, there will be no public memorial service.
Arrangements entrusted to City View Funeral Home.

Edward L Henderlite

January 13 1932 - April 22 2018

Reverend Edward L. “Ed” Henderlite, 86, passed away from chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) on early Sunday morning, April 22, 2018.
Ed was born on January 13, 1932, to Jerry and Memphis Henderlite in Atkins, Virginia. He was the third of four children. Ed was the first in his family to graduate from college when he earned his BA in psychology from Berea College in 1954. He then attended Union Theological Seminary, where he met his future wife Nancy Zellman, a fellow student. He graduated with MA in Theology and was ordained as a United Church of Christ (UCC) minister 1958. After graduation, Ed became the associate pastor at Avon Lake United Church of Christ in Avon Lake, Ohio. A year later, Ed and Nancy were married. In 1961, Ed and Nancy moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico, where Ed became the associate pastor and later senior pastor at Albuquerque First Congregational Church. Ed and Nancy’s sons, Stephen and Christopher were born in Albuquerque. In 1971, Ed and the family moved to Salem, Oregon, where he became the senior pastor at the First Congregational Church, a position he loved and held until he retired in 1997.
Ed was active in peace and social justice issues throughout his life. He served in leadership roles for the Ohio Conference, the Southwest Conference and the Central Pacific Conference of the United Church of Christ, as well as serving in national leadership roles for the UCC. Closer to home he was involved in founding the Pastoral Counseling Center in Salem, Oregon, was involved in ecumenical activities, and was a member of Rotary.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy, his two sons, Stephen and Christopher, and his granddaughter, Colby E. Dorssey. A memorial service will be held at the First Congregational Church on Saturday, April 28th, 2018 at 3:00 pm.

Daniel Lee Beyers

October 16 1954 - April 14 2018

Daniel (Danny) Lee Beyers died of pneumonia on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at OSH at the age of 63. He is survived by his sister, Lecia Beyers-Myers of Dundee, OR.

Carol E. Fredrickson

December 8 1945 - April 4 2018

Carol Fredrickson peacefully passed away of natural causes on April 4, 2018 in Salem, Oregon. Carol was born on December 8, 1945 in Salem, OR. Carol will be remembered by her children, grandkids and husband, all who hold loving memories of Carol`s life.
Carol raised a family in Aumsville and returned to school graduating with a college degree in computer programming in 1981. She retired from the Stayton Fire Department and lived out retirement in Salem with her husband and family.
Carol will always be remembered for her generosity and willingness to help others. Anyone that knew Carol was touched by her compassion to give. Carol was always a dreamer looking for the next great adventure for her family. Many of those become traditions like family vacations on the Oregon coast to tea parties with the grandkids. All who knew her loved her, she will forever be remembered by everyone in her life.
A service will be held for Carol on Sat., May 19 at 2:00pm at the Willamette Valley Baptist Church located at 650 N. 1st St. in Aumsville, Oregon. All are welcome to attend. Arrangements by City View Funeral Home.

Beverly D Wolleat

July 25 1936 - April 2 2018

Beverly passed peacefully at home on April 2, 2018 at the age of 81. Born in Bayard, Nebraska on July 25, 1936 to James and Lois (McRae) Montgomery. Bev was the youngest of 5 girls.
When Bev was 6 years old they moved to Oregon. Bev grew up in Salem where she was spoiled rotten by her (step) Daddy (Bob) L.W. Straw and mother. As a young lady she enjoyed all things horses, roller skating and dancing. Beverly was employed as a cook, cashier, waitress and bartender. She retired in 2006 from Sprague High School. In retirement she enjoyed traveling with her sister, Donna. They loved their get-aways to the Oregon Coast. Beverly loved to get together with friends and family to play Pinochle, Yahtzee, “31”, Bingo and Bunko. She enjoyed bowling, reading true crime stories, country music, watching old western shows and movies, think Gunsmoke and Bonanza. Beverly was an AVID 49ers fan and a true football enthusiast, W.W.E. and NASCAR.
She is survived by her sister, Donna Tungate of Salem; 5 children, Larry Rodgers of Salem, Gary Rodgers (Mary) of Coburg, OR, Don Murrain (Tammy) of West Point, CA, Dan Murrain (Melissa) of Dickinson, ND, Gloria (Jolene) Kirkland (Troy) of Salem; 14 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Bev was preceded in death by her parents, 3 sisters, Gloria, Alvina and Leona and her granddaughter Christina.
As per Bev’s request, no memorial service is planned. Please join us for a celebration of Beverly’s life on Sunday, April 8 at 1:00 pm at her and Donna’s home.
Arrangements by City View Funeral Home.

Donna Jane Decicco

December 19 1951 - March 28 2018

Donna passed away Wednesday, march 28, 2018 after a sudden decline in health and into the arms of Jesus where she is now doing all the wonderful things she could not do before.
Donna was born in Portland, Oregon on Dec. 19, 1951. Donna lived at Fairview Training Center in Salem until 1994 when Fairview was closing. She moved to Portland and lived at the Simpson House until her death. Donna loved going to Oaks Park and riding the Screaming Eagle ride her favorite. Donna had the good fortune to go to Disneyland with her favorite nurse Angie and Guardian, Donna`s favorite ride was Splash Mountain.
Donna is survived by her guardian Carmen Maple and housemates, Linda, Dorothy, Nancy and Joe. I will miss you my sweet Donna, forever in my heart, until we meet again, I love you.
Memorial service for Donna is at 2;00 PM, Thursday, April 5th at City View Funeral Home.

Wilma Jean Davidson

December 29 1924 - March 26 2018

Wilma was born in Dickinson County Kansas on December 29, 1924 and passed away on March 26, 2018. She graduated from Dickinson High School, married Carol Davidson, and moved to Oregon in the early 1950’s. She worked for SAIF Corporation for more than 30 years. Wilma enjoyed gardening, bowling, watching soap operas, playing bunco and bingo, watching her Atlanta Braves, shopping on QVC, and going out to eat.
Wilma was predeceased by her son Ken Davidson, and her sister Nadine Baer. She is survived by her daughters Cheryl Burleson, Candace Stiers (Alan Stiers), Iva Grenya (Lorie Henthorn), son Steve Davidson (Merry Davidson), 11 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren, and 4 great great grandchildren.
An inurnment will be held Monday, April 9th, at 2:30 pm at Restlawn Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by City View Funeral Home.

Ruth Allen

September 23 1923 - March 25 2018

Ruth (Sullivan) Allen, 94, of Keizer, Oregon, passed away
peacefully on March 25, 2018, of natural causes at the
Salem Hospital.
Ruth was born in Dolliver, Iowa, on September 23, 1923,
to Everett and Margaret Sullivan and she was the second
of four children. She was raised in Des Moines, Iowa, and
after graduating in 1941, she moved to Portland, Oregon,
and worked as a secretary.
She was passionate about raising her four children shared
with former spouse Evan Pruitt. She planned fun family
activities such as baking cookies, doing chores, playing
cards and games and going camping. She always
enjoyed bowling, playing card games, doing crossword
puzzles, going on walks, and traveling.
She married Keith Allen on April 25, 1987, and they
enjoyed their retirement years together traveling in their
RV and visiting China and Australia. Their goal was to
visit every capital city in the United States.
Ruth and Keith were long-time dedicated members of the
First Christian Church in Salem. They were awarded for
the many ways they served over the years: serving Meals
on Wheels, organizing the Keystone Friendship Class
events, and being willing to help the church whenever
they could.
Ruth is survived by her husband Keith, son Dave (Sue)
Pruitt, daughter Eileen (John) Palmer, son John Pruitt, son
Tom (Patrice) Pruitt, 9 grandchildren, 2 greatgrandchildren
and nieces and nephews. She was
preceded in death by her parents and her siblings Betty
Kenney, Louise Newsom, and Chuck Sullivan.
The family wishes to thank Jerry Allen and the Salem
Hospital staff for the care and support they provided in
her final days.
A Celebration of Ruth’s Life will be held on April 21, at
1:00 p.m. at the First Christian Church, 685 Marion St.
NE, in Salem.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations an be made to
Meals on Wheels and mailed to Marion Polk Food Share,
1660 Salem Industrial Dr. NE, Salem, OR, 97301.

Dona Andal Goodlett

June 15 1919 - March 20 2018

Dona Andal Goodlett was born in Prairie City, Oregon, June 15th, 1919 and passed away March 20th, 2018 in Stockton, California. She spent her school years in Paisley, OR, and married Fred Andal in 1938. In the early fifties, they and son, Gene, settled in Keizer, Oregon. In 1954, Dona lost Fred in a tragic logging accident.
She clerked at both Penney’s and Meier & Frank’s in Salem before retiring as a librarian for the Keizer School District. She and husband, Mike Goodlett spent their retirement years RVing and wintering in Quartzite, AZ with friends.
Again widowed, Dona moved to Stockton, CA, near her son’s family. She took great pride in her grandchildren and enjoyed mystery dinners and day trips provided by O’Connor Woods retirement village.
Dona was preceded in death by brothers, Don and Neil Greene and survived by son, Gene (Carolyn) Andal; brother, Dale (Murdina) Greene; grandchildren Dean (Kari) Andal, Kristina Andal, Julia Cox, Troy & Erik Andal; eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
A service will be held Saturday, April 14th, 11 a.m. at City View Cemetery in the Mt Crest Abbey Mausoleum, 390 Hoyt St, South, Salem.

Emilie Margaret France

November 27 1916 - March 15 2018

Emilie Margaret France was born November 27, 1916 in Macom Missouri to Frank and Mabel France. She went to be with the Lord on March 15, 2018. She was preceded in death by her three brothers, Alvord, Jamie, and David. Emilie spent her life in the service of others. She was a school teacher for 33 years. She started teaching in a one room school house in Missouri and went on to teach elementary, junior high and high school. After retirement, Emilie cared for her mother through much illness until her passing. Emilie lived with and cared for her father until his passing at the age of 91. Emilie went to Missouri and brought back Aunt Mabel who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease and cared for her until her passing. Emilie then went to Arizona to help her brother, Alvord, care for his wife Ruth for seven years until they passed in an auto accident which Emilie survived. Despite not having the desire or inclination to marry, Emilie still held the matriarchal place in the France family. She cared for each and everyone of her 48 “close” family members at some point in their life, Emilie was passionate about her faith in Christ, her family and her country. Emilie was known for helping others and staying true to her personal beliefs. She will be missed. Interment will be in Aurora Community Cemetery on Monday at 10:00 am with a memorial service at First Baptist in Salem on Monday at 2:00 PM.

Charles Robert Van Domelen

November 12 1938 - March 12 2018

Salem - Charles was born, Nov. 12, 1938 in Portland, Or and passed away peacefully at his home in Brooks on March 12, 2018. Graveside services will be held at 11:00, Thursday, March 15th at City View Cemetery.

Valgene Sampson

November 10 1945 - March 10 2018

Val was the 8th child born to Rheola and Lee Davis Sampson in Ozan, AR
Val was proceeded in death by his parents His wife Linda Sampson , brother Harl Sampson, sister Verdie, Maple, Wilma and Olivia.
He is survived by his two children Tracey Sampson of Casa Grande AZ and Kelly Sampson. Grand children: Terelle Sampson , Terry Collins JR, TraMel Jones, TJ Sampson and Bailey Sampson. Five great grandchildren.

Val was a hard working man he retired from Salem Road and Drive.
Val,s first love was family and friends. Then fishing, Cars and dogs were a close second, he had lots of hobbies

Val was loved by Many and will deeply missed. Viewing will be from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, followed by a funeral service at 12:30 PM, Saturday, March 17th all at City View Funeral Home. Interment will be in City View Cemetery.

Lawrence A. Liljequist

May 12 1964 - March 4 2018

Salem - He is survived by father, Lawrence LiljequistSr., siblings Annette Coe, Eric Liljequist, and children Nicole Liljequist, Alexander Liljequist and grandson Javari Liljequist. Preceded in death by Juanita Liljequist. Gravesite services begins at City View Funeral Home at 2:00 PM March 9th. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the national Alliance on Mental Illness.

Levi Cannon

March 3 1943 - March 2 2018

Our beloved Levi passed away peacefully last Friday morning at Salem Health Hospital from complications caused by pneumonia. She was nearly 75 years old. Levi was a genuinely kind, playful, compassionate woman who loved helping others. Her warm smile lit up the room. She was tenacious, pragmatic and eternally optimistic. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, going on bicycle rides, gardening, solving genealogical mysteries and doing volunteer work.

Levi was born in Salem, OR, to Don Cannon and Isobel (George) Cannon. She attended South Salem High School and graduated from the University of Oregon with a BA in accounting in 1966. In 1967, she married Larry Lohrman, her devoted husband of 50 years. They both worked for Boeing Commercial Division. in Renton, WA and in 1969 they moved to Issaquah, WA, where they made their home for 37 years raising their sons Ian and Casey.

In 1984, Levi began her career as a Realtor on Seattle`s Eastside which she excelled at for 24 years. She enjoyed working with people and getting to know their unique stories. Levi became well-known within the real estate community for her diligence, honesty and attention to detail. She also sat on Issaquah`s Developmental Commission, and was influential in getting bicycle lanes paved around town. After retiring she, spent her time doing volunteer work, genealogy, bicycling and traveling. She always looked forward to the annual road trips she took with her sisters Jeanne and Katie, and their aunt Mary Jane.

Carolyn Panowicz

September 29 1943 - February 25 2018

Carolyn Panowicz, 74, loving mother and grandmother, of Salem, OR passed away peacefully at home on February 25th, 2018. She was born in Covington, KY on September 29, 1943, and traveled extensively with her family for the U.S. Army. She landed in Salem and was married to John Panowicz (deceased) for twenty years. She resided in West Salem. Carolyn is survived by two sons, James Smithey of Salem and John Smithey of Spokane, WA; three step daughters, Vicky, Debbie and Michelle; several grandchildren and one great grandchild. Private interment was in Mt. Crest Abbey of City View Cemetery. Arrangements by City View Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life service will be announced.

Peter Joseph Vaughn

March 1 1938 - February 18 2018

Pete entered into God’s eternal care in Salem, Oregon surrounded by family. Pete was born in Sharon, PA, where he lived until joining the US Army in 1955 at the age of 17. After serving with honors and receiving an honorable discharge in 1958, Pete resided in several northeastern cities before moving to Las Vegas, NV in 1969. He worked in the hospitality field until retirement, relocating to Oregon in 2001 to be closer to his family.

Pete is survived by his son, Michael Joseph, daughter in law, Jackie, and grandchildren Ashlyn and Truman. A private memorial is being held on March 10, 2018 in Salem.

Mary Lynne Seidler

July 12 1929 - February 17 2018

Mary Lynne Seidler, passed February 17, 2018 at the age of 88 in Salem, Oregon. Born in Bend, Oregon, July 12, 1929 to Reba and Stanley Scott. She graduated from Bend High School in 1947 and attended Willamette University in Salem fro 1947 to 1948. She was a member of Alpha Chi sorority and married Glen Seidler in 1953 who also attended Willamette University. They honeymooned at Timberline Lodge, Olympic Hotel, Seattle and the Empress Hotel in Victoria, British Columbia. Her son Brent was born July 4th. She was the Secretary of Salem School District for 22 years with 7 principals. She retired in 1987 and traveled extensively. She lived on Judson Street, in Salem for over 60 years with her husband of 65 years, Glen. Both were `snowbirds` traveling to Palm Springs, California in the winter time. She enjoyed a long happy life. She is survived by her devoted husband, Glen, son Brent and with Peggy; three grandchildren Grant, Melissa and Scott (Natalie); and three great grandchildren, Evie, Bran and Lucy. Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at City View Funeral Home, with interment in City View Cemetery.

Mary Gretzon

September 28 1938 - February 9 2018

Mary Gretzon (Mattrisch), age 79, passed away at her home in Grand Ronde, OR on February 9,,2018. Mary was born September 28, 1938 in Pound, WI. She married Arvid Gretzon on July 26, 1958. Arvid and Mary moved their family to Oregon in March 1978. Mary had 5 children, Sandra Hacecky (Ron), Randy Gretzon (Carmen), David Gretzon (Amy), Troy Gretzon (Ronda), Rodney Gretzon (Leisa). She was blessed with 16 grand-children and 12 great grand-children.
Before retiring Mary worked in food service for Salem-Keizer school District. She enjoyed spending time with family, visiting garage sales, gardening, painting, and reading. Faith was important to her and she enjoyed attending church and reading her bible.
She was preceded in death by her parents Adolph and Caroline Mattrisch, former spouse Arvid Gretzon, sister Emily Gumz, daughter Sandra Hacecky, and grand children Aaron Blake, and Matthew Gretzon.
Viewing will be on Friday, February 16th from 11:00 to 2:00 PM, followed by a graveside at 4:00 Pm at Valley View Cemetery, Silverton, OR

Jeanette Alexancer-Pierce

February 1 1929 - February 4 2018

SALEM - Jeanette Alexander Pierce celebrated her 89th birthday on Thursday; on Friday she enjoyed lunch with her three children; then early Saturday morning, as she slept, she suffered a massive stroke. Jeanette passed away Sunday, February 4, 2018. She was born in St Louis, Missouri, on February 1, 1929, to Albert and Mabel (Gilbert) Johnston, the fourth of six children. Growing up during the Depression had its challenges yet those hardships couldn’t break the bond of love within the Johnston family or their infectious sense of humor.
The family came to Salem, Oregon, when Jeanette was a young teenager. She graduated from Salem High School in 1947. On June 10, 1949, Jeanette and Norman D Alexander married in Salem, Oregon. Jeanette had an optimistic outlook to life with a strong faith in the Lord. She was a life-long member of Trinity United Methodist Church and looked forward to singing in their choir and with the Just For Fun Singers. Jeanette enjoyed travelling and going for car rides; held her own when playing Bridge; and never tired when she was on the dance floor. She took great pride in her work as a secretary and reveled in having worked with ethical and friendly employers. Jeanette and Norman loved their three children and experienced great joy being grandparents. Jeanette and Norman were married for 47 years before he passed away in 1996. A couple years later she married Robert Pierce.
Left to honor Jeanette and remember her love are her three children, daughter, Carole Wilson, and sons, Doug (Eliana) Alexander and Kirk Alexander; grandson, Jed (Amy) Wilson and two great-grandsons, Aidan Wilson and Isaac Wilson; sister, Billie Saunders; brother, Jimmy Johnston; and 11 nieces and nephews. Jeanette was preceded in death by her two husbands; her parents; brother, Raymond; and two sisters, Marion and Harriet.

Jeanette was a kind and generous woman who would always greeted you with a smile. She was a bright light that will remain in many hearts.
A Celebration of Jeanette’s life will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2018, at 1:00 pm at Trinity United Methodist Church, 590 Elma Avenue SE, Salem, Oregon, 97301, with The Reverend Sandra Kimbrow and Jeanette’s nephew Reverend David Lukov officiating.
The Wilson and Alexander families extend their gratitude to the staff at Redwood Height Assisted Living Home for their attentiveness and the loving care they shared with Jeanette. The Wilsons and Alexanders are also grateful to all the doctors and nurses at the Salem Hospital for the care and expertise they gave; with a special thank you to Rivka, RN, in Intensive Care. Her compassion and thoughtfulness was felt and appreciated by Jeanette’s grieving family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Jeanette’s name to Trinity United Methodist Church or the Lord’s Cupboard at Trinity United Methodist Church.
A private inurnment will take place at City View Cemetery.

Max V Suko

September 26 1933 - January 24 2018

Max V. Suko was born on September 26, 1933 and passed away at 5:10 pm. on the afternoon of January 24, 2018 at Salem Hospital in Salem, Oregon.

Born in Salem, Max had an interest in the art of magic before he even turned ten. This was nurtured after attending a local carnival sideshow and seeing a magician perform. After acquiring an A.C. Gilbert Mysto Magic Set from his parents and buying a copy of Howard Thurston’s famous “400 Tricks You Can Do”, it didn’t take long for Max to start performing locally.

Throughout the 1940s, these early performances were for luncheons, banquets, and various school-related events.

After studying piano performance at the University of Oregon from 1951 to 1953, he joined the U.S. Air Force just as the Korean War was ending. It was during this time when his magic career sprung into gear with performances for an all-military entertainment unit. Stationed in Texas, he performed on KRLD-TV in Dallas and KHOU in Houston. He also appeared on WGN-TV in Chicago, Illinois performing a blindfold stunt while driving.

Upon release from active military duty, he worked for a time as a radio disc jockey in stations from Wyoming to California. By the late ‘50s, he finally put together a full-time career in the magic show business. Billed as “Suko the Magician”, he appeared in clubs, theatres, and schools. He was also a popular attraction at state and county fairs.

His annual show tours took him throughout four western states. Accomplished as a builder of magical effects, he designed, built, and decorated many of his own illusions.

From 1959-60, he briefly studied at a radio/TV school in Hollywood, CA. He had many adventures in Hollywood, including meeting Harry Blackstone, Sr. and getting a private tour of The Magic Castle before it opened to the public.

In 1964, he met Josephine Singer in Salem, linking up via local dance teacher and Josephine’s lifelong friend, Carole France. Jo became not only Max’s new magic assistant, but also his wife. Married in August of 1965, they played schools, fairs, and many other venues throughout the Pacific Northwest. By the late 1960s, they were on the cusp of taking their entertaining and classy magic show to a national level. However, having a son (Greg) in 1971 changed that direction.

Josephine also had a busy career working for the Oregon Department of Education, so working as an assistant occurred only on the side by the 1970s. She had to stop performing by 1978 due to a spinal fusion.

Max continued to tour with hired assistants, and sometimes on his own. Some road tours during the 1980s went on for weeks, though mostly confined to the NW.

Max and Josephine divorced in 1988, yet stayed close. He decided to stop doing road tours at this point due to schools no longer having the budgets to book magic shows. Despite this, he continued to perform on a local level. During the 1990s, he was hired to perform close-up magic for several popular local Salem restaurants, including Geppetto’s.

Mostly retired from the magic business by then, he became a tour guide at prominent Salem museums. This included working at Mission Mill Museum as a tour guide from 1991 to 1997. He returned there in the early 2000s for a time to volunteer.

He followed this in the late 2000s by conducting tours at Historic Bush House in Salem’s Bush Park. Despite emerging health issues, he kept this going sporadically until December of this last year.

Max was a long-time member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians. In 2002, he was presented the “Merlin Excaliber” award for 50 continuous years of membership. This extended to further awards after reaching 60+ years.

In addition, he was a charter member and past president of IBM Ring 238 in Albany, Oregon. A broken wand ceremony took place on Saturday, February 3, 2018.

Survivors include his son, Greg, and various cousins living in Washington and Southern California. His friends were many, both in Salem, in the NW, and across the nation. This included attending local coffee meet-ups three times a week with former tour guide friends Judith Sutliff and Sharon Whitwer. It also included attending social events with local magician friends like John Edsall.

His son, close family, and devoted friends are going to miss him every day.

LaVerne Miller

March 31 1916 - January 21 2018

LaVerne Miller was born March 31st 1916 to Rosa Starns in Albany, OR. LaVerne grew up on
the family farm near Gervais, OR.
She married Marion Miller July 9, 1935 and they lived on several farms in the Silverton Hills
before moving to Salem in 1956. There they owned a farm raising apples, berries and
vegetables. LaVerne enjoyed gardening, walking and crafts. Everyone she met was a friend.
She died peacefully in Hospice care among friends and family at Cedar Village Assisted Living
in Salem, OR.
LaVerne was preceded in death by her husband, Marion Miller, her mother, Rosa Starns, stepfather
John Koenig, brothers Irvin Koenig, Virgil Koenig, Wilbur Koenig, Aldolf Koenig, William
Koenig, Carl Koenig, sister Majella Barnes and step-son, Miles “Cole” Miller.
She is survived by her brother August Koenig, sister Anna Rosa Carey, step-children Ellsworth
Miller and Sharon Barnard, sisters-in-law Margaret Koenig, Phyllis Koenig and Mary Lou
Services will be held Thursday February 1st, 11:00 am, at City View Funeral Home, Internment
will be at City View Cemetery following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations to Willamette
Valley Hospice, (wvh.org) would be appreciated.

Robert (Rob) Stearns

January 8 1954 - January 13 2018

Robert (Rob) Stearns, 64, passed away on January 13th after a long battle with cancer. Born in Mesa, Arizona, on January 8, 1954, he became a transplanted Texan with a move to Dallas, Texas shortly after. Rob served his country by enlisting in the Navy at 17 and served on the USS Kitty Hawk during Vietnam as an A-6 Intruder mechanic and crew chief. He met and married Amy after his return to the States and returned to school, graduating from UT Arlington with a degree in Criminal Justice. Rob worked as a police officer in the Arlington PD for many years, was instrumental in forming their accident reconstruction unit, and helped to lead it as their Sergeant until 1989. Rob, Amy, and their boys moved to Oregon in 1990, where he eventually went into business as an accident reconstructionist until his retirement due to illness last year. A man endowed with a deep faith in Jesus Christ, Rob enjoyed spending time in God’s Word, and teaching his family about the Bible. He is survived by his wife, Amy, two sons, five grandchildren and three brothers. Graveside services with Military Honors will be at 12:30, Tuesday, January 23rd at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.

Emi Takayama

December 22 1919 - January 10 2018

Emi Takayama passed away on January 10, 2018 in Keizer, Oregon. She lived a long life of 98 years.

Emi was born on December 22, 1919 in Dee, Oregon to Riichi and Rei (Kuga) Kiyokawa. Emi was the second of 8 children and graduated from Hood River High School.

In May 1942, after the breakout of WWII, the forced evacuation of all citizens of Japanese ancestry from Hood River began to take place. Emi and her family were sent to Pinedale Assembly Center and Tule Lake, California. She was later transferred to Jerome, Arkansas and by January 1944, Emi was finally able obtain clearance to leave to find work in Philadelphia, where she worked for the American Friends Service Committee.

Emi was a proud graduate of Oregon State University. She also attended the University of Wisconsin for 1 year.

After working as a dietitian in St. Paul, Minnesota, Emi returned to Oregon in 1950 and married Kenneth Takayama in Hood River. They raised 4 kids at their home in Brooks. Emi later returned to work as a registered dietitian at Fairview Training Center in Salem.

Emi enjoyed gardening, cooking, baking, watching sports, aerobics, traveling and spending time with her family.

Survivors include her son, Alan Takayama of Beaverton, daughters Kathy (Steve) Snider of Keizer and Patty (Frank) Zaninni of North Kingstown, RI; 8 grandchildren, Chris, Melissa (Landon), Ken, Ashlie, Julieann, Marissa, James and Oliver; great granddaughter Jordyn; sisters, Kazue (Tom) Sumoge, and Shuko (Seichi) Konno. She is preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Ken; son, James and 5 brothers.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 20 at 2 pm at City View Funeral Home in Salem.

Remembrances may be made in memory of Emi to the Oregon State Alumni Association or Oregon Nikkei Endowment.

Chloe Michelle Whelan

May 24 2004 - January 4 2018

Our sweet, sassy, brilliant Chloe Michelle Whelan has returned to what she believed her origin to be – a star in the sky. She would speak of quantum physics and the fact that energy never dissipates or dies – a firm believer that when we leave our earthly bodies, our spirits remain on just the other side of the thin veil that separates our visible world from the invisible world. Chloe’s untimely accidental death comes as a shock to us all and as we grieve the loss of her physical being we ask for peace, comfort and solace in knowing her brilliant spirit is shining down on the world.
Chloe was born at Salem Hospital May 24, 2004, to parents Rob and Suzanne Whelan. She was welcomed by her proud big brothers Hunter and Ryder. She was elated to become a big sister when Cassidy was born in 2009.
Chloe was an academic all-star from her kindergarten beginning at Liberty Elementary School, to her move to Morningside Elementary School in 2012 and her current 8th grade year at Leslie Middle School. She was destined to excel at whatever she made up her mind to tackle – not necessarily because she loved it but sometimes just out of necessity, as she often spoke of homework as “if I do it right away then I don’t have to worry about it”.
In third grade Chloe’s PE teacher noticed her innate ability for volleyball and encouraged her to take up the sport – advice that she graciously accepted and a passion for sport was immediately sparked. Since her first team at Boys and Girls Club to her current competitive team at Southside Volleyball Club she has been a force to reckon with on the court. Her other passions include sketching, painting, photography and animals. She dreamed of traveling to Paris, visiting Hawaii for her sweet-sixteen, moving to LA after high school with her closest friends and traveling the world as a photographer for National Geographic for her profession.
Her absence is profound as we learn stories of the kind, caring, compassionate friend she was; from new students she would reach out to in the classroom to new teammates she would welcome on the volleyball court. Her gifts are even more profound – especially her final gift of organ donation. Chloe’s heart was able to save one precious life while her kidneys and liver saved another.
A Celebration of Life is planned for Sunday, January 21, 2018, at Mission Mill (1313 Mill St SE, Spinning Room, Salem, 97302) from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. We graciously welcome any and all of the friends and family who want to come share memories and light refreshments. We ask that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made in her honor to cover medical and funeral expenses – while donations above and beyond these costs will go to creating a volleyball scholarship fund in her memory. https://www.gofundme.com/medical-exp-and-celebration-of-life

Marjorie Frances Anderson

September 23 1928 - January 1 2018

Marjorie Frances Anderson, 89 years old, passed away at home in South Salem early Monday evening on January 1, 2018 with her family by her side. Marjorie was born September 24, 1928, in Sheridan, Oregon to Allen and Sarah Ballard. Marjorie performed meticulous genealogy research of her pioneer roots, was a certified descendant of David Lewis and Elijah Hannon who were Oregon pioneers that lived in Oregon prior to October 1872. Marjorie was also selected by the Emerald Empire Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association as woman of the year in the 1960s. The award was given to woman who had made the most progress in her chosen educational, community and character building areas outside of her profession.
Marjorie was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd E. Anderson, and sister Mae Fouts. She is survived by a sister, LouAnn Armstrong of Santa Fe Springs, CA, son’s Steve Anderson of Corvallis, OR and Jesse Anderson of Salem, OR, their spouses Elizabeth Anderson and Barb Merrifield and her grandchildren.
Marjorie was an intelligent, purposeful woman. She was a master of managing family finances. She loved family and enthusiastically participated in all our family events. We all loved her and will miss her greatly.
Private service in care of City View Funeral Home.

Jack Smith

January 15 1935 - January 1 2018

Jack Smith passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by his family, on January 1, 2018. Jack was born on January 15, 1935 in Dallas, Oregon to Clarence and Helen Smith. He had four siblings: Betty, Bob, Jean and Sally. He graduated from Dallas High School in 1953, and later served in the Army, where he was stationed at Edwards Air Force Base.
On August 16, 1958, he married Ann Herington. They settled in Keizer where they raised five children: Becky, Tom, Dan, Mike and Sean. After a career working for the state of Oregon and with his father in the family business, Smith Monuments, he and Ann managed apartments together throughout Oregon.
He enjoyed reading, learning new things, and playing golf. But his greatest love was spending time with his family and friends. In the past 20 years, he and Ann were able to travel together to many states with their children, seeing sights and attending events that brought him much joy.
He is survived by his wife Ann, their four sons, eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Their daughter Becky passed away in August, 2014. Services will be held at City View Funeral Home at 1:00 PM on Monday, January 15, 2018, on what would have been his 83rd birthday.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation be made to Doernbecher Children’s Hospital.

Hope N. Bulgin

August 18 1947 - January 1 2018

Hope was born to Marlin and Virginia Hendrickson in Longview, Washington on August 18, 1947, the 3rd of 5 children. Growing up along the Columbia River she learned how to work hard, and had many opportunities to run with her sense of adventure. From swimming across the shipping channel with her siblings, to roaming the beach and farm with her cousins, she pursued life without fear.

Hope met Bud Bulgin at Seattle Pacific College and the two were married in 1967. After moving to Salem, Hope taught at Chemawa Indian school and then brought up Mark (1969) and Jennifer (1972) at home. During those years she served with Bud in ministry with the Ambassador group at Salem First Church of the Nazarene. She also taught at Faye Wright Elementary and Salem Academy. Hope sold real estate with both Russ Hicks Realty and Coldwell Banker Mountain West. Part of her lasting legacy is the Hearts at Home program for young moms at Salem Alliance church, which she started in 1988. In everything she did, Hope loved and encouraged others.

One of Hope’s greatest joys was her grandchildren. Never one to slow down from her sense of adventure, Grammy included them in her snow skiing, bike riding, water skiing, roller blading, hiking and so much more. She demonstrated a servant heart, courage and joy in the face of pain, and she loved them passionately.

As a young girl, Hope was invited to church by a sweet neighbor, who demonstrated the love of Jesus to her. Her faith was built on the simple truth that God loves her and is always watching over her. Those truths carried her through all of life, and up to the very end. Hope’s battle with cancer in 2007 left her in chronic pain for the final years of her life. As we mourn her passing, we rejoice that she is out of pain and with her beloved Jesus, who truly loves her and watched over her all her life.

Hope is preceded in death by her parents, Marlin and Virginia Hendrickson, her uncle, Ken White, and her grandson, Isaac Bulgin. She is survived by her husband, Bud Bulgin, her children, Mark (Tiffany) Bulgin, Jennifer (Jeff) Roth, her grandchildren, Zachary and Andrew Bulgin, Josiah, Titus, and Abigail Roth, and her siblings Katy White-Dawson, Janet (Jerry Baker) Geary, Mardi (Bill) Norris and Mike (Debi) Hendrickson.

A celebration of life is planned for Sunday, January 7th, 2:30 at Salem Alliance Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Isaac’s Room/IKE BOX, 299 Cottage St. NE 97301. isaacsroom.org

Lyle Edward Markwood

May 23 1926 - December 20 2017

Lyle Edward was born at home on May 23, 1926 in Denver, CO to Louis Archibald and Willie Grey Markwood and early years were spent on their ranch in Durango, CO. Lyle attended Prairie Bible Institute from 8th grade through college, in Three Hills, Alberta, Canada. He was an ordained itinerant Pastor in rural Colorado when he met his future wife, Betty Piepho, who was home on missionary furlough. Betty served in Cuba with Lyle’s brother, Louis, who arranged for them to meet. Lyle and Betty were married on September 1, 1956 at Lake Sammamish Bible Camp in Bellevue, WA where they would return to live in 1959 with one-year old daughter Linda. Lyle graduated with a Dr. of Chiropractic and moved to Seattle where daughters Claudia and Sandra were born. He had practices in Seattle and Redmond, WA where he retired in 1989. He served faithfully in his home church, First Baptist Church of Redmond in many roles, most notably as volunteer Youth Director and longtime Choir Director. Lyle enjoyed singing, directing the choir, playing the violin and piano. He passed down his love of music to his daughters and their families. He loved his Seattle Mariners and followed them until his last years. He was lovingly known as “Doc” to those who knew him well and Grandpa to ten. They moved to Dallas, OR in 1997 to be near family. Lyle went home to be with his Lord on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. He is proceeded in death by his parents, brothers Horace, Loring, Richard, Louis and sister Margaret. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Betty, daughters Linda Trammell (Marty), Claudia Howden (Mike) and Sandy Elliott (Brian), ten grandchildren and one in heaven, eight great grandchildren and two in heaven and his older sister Wilma Shea Arndt. A private family graveside was held and a Celebration of Life is planned for January.

Irene Mary McNamara

June 27 1920 - December 11 2017

Irene Mary (Bogue) McNamara, 97 years old, passed away at home at Terrace Lakes in South Salem early Monday morning on December 11, 2017’
Irene was born June 27, 1920 in Brooklyn, NY to Irene Margret Balmes and William Joseph Bogue. She graduated from St. Brendan’s Girls High School in 1938. She attended business school after high school and worked part time at R. H. Macy and Co. in New York City. Then it turned into full time where she worked her way up to an executive position as a Service Manager. Irene married Joseph R. (Bob) McNamara in New York June 29, 1946. They had three children, Elizabeth Anne (Betsy), Marita and Joseph R. Jr. During her husbands’ time in the service they lived in Japan, North Carolina, Alabama, Virginia, Canada and California. They retired to New Mexico for 26 years and moved to Oregon in 2000.
Irene was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph R McNamara and her granddaughter, Jennifer Anne Brewster. She is survived by her children; Elizabeth Anne (Betsy) Brammer, Marita and Doc Powell, Joseph Robert McNamara Jr. and her grandson, Jerry D Brammer Jr. along with five great grandchildren.
Irene will be remembered as a bright shining light to everyone whom she met and knew during her life, she was loved by many! Everyone knew her as “Mom”.
There will be a chapel service at Arlington National Cemetery in Northern Virginia where she will be interred with her husband, Lt. Col. Joseph R. McNamara USAF Ret. To be determined at a future date.

Eric John Dahlberg, Jr.

October 13 1934 - December 4 2017

Eric John Dahlberg Jr. was born in Portland, Oregon to Evelyn and Eric Dahlberg on October 13, 1934. He graduated from Grant High School in 1952. He attended Willamette University for one year before transferring to Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington where he graduated with a degree in Education in 1957. John taught in the Beaverton, Oregon School District for several years before earning his Masters Degree from Lewis & Clark College. In 1968 John earned his Ed.D degree from the University of Oregon. He was employed by the Northwest Education Lab on the Island of Guam from 1968-1969. Upon returning to the states, John was a Professor in the Education Department at Boise State University. He loved and cherished his years at Boise State until his retirement. John and his 2nd wife Lori moved to Turner, Oregon and settled on the Edwards` Family Farm. John was a beloved member of the Turner Fire District. He was a member of Our Savior`s Lutheran Church in Salem, Oregon.
John was preceded in death by his wife Lori. He is survived by his first wife Carol Edlund of Wanut Creek, Ca, and their two daughters Nancy Dahlberg (Joel Beacham) of Berkley, Michigan, Jane Dahlberg (Paul Farmer) of West Ada County, Idaho, their son Andy of Idaho; his grandchildren Rebekka Fulton (Andrew) of Marysville, Ohio, Taylor Beacham (Brendlyn) of Berkley, Michigan, Nathan Farmer of Boise, Idaho, Lauren Farmer, Citizen of the World and great granddaughter Lillian Ahnquist Fulton.
His daughters, Nancy and Jane want to express their heart felt gratitude and love to the Turner Fire District and his local friends for their care and support of their father. A private graveside burial was held, Wednesday December 6th. A public celebration of his life will be announced at a further date.

Arlene Loveless Barton

November 16 1935 - November 30 2017

Arlene Loveless-Barton, age 82, passed away peacefully in her home in Saint Helens, Oregon on November 30, 2017 with her family by her side. Arlene was born November 16, 1935 in Hayward, CA to Kenneth and Doris Miller.
Arlene will be remembered for her giving heart, beautiful singing voice, and her love for the Lord and others. She impacted the lives of so many throughout the years with giving birth to five children and having eleven step children, as well as caring for nearly one hundred foster children that she considered her own. While providing a loving and nurturing home for so many children, Arlene also worked as a caregiver and a dietary cook for seniors in care facilities. She had a true passion and love for others that showed in so many ways.
Arlene was very active in the Church throughout her life and was involved in many ministries while always being available to counsel and pray with others. One of the bible verses that comes to mind when thinking of Arlene is Matthew 20:26 “Whoever is great among you must first be a servant”. Arlene was truly a loving servant who always put others first and served the Lord with all of her heart, mind, and soul. Her impact and love for others will keep her alive in the lives of so many here on earth until we join her forever in the place where she always knew she would be for eternity.
Arlene was preceded in death by her husband David Loveless and grandchildren Shane Quintana and Taylor Ketchum and survived by husband Hubert Barton, natural children Ken Gallien, Michelle Gallien, Brad Gallien, Don Loveless, and Dan Loveless as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Arrangements were made by City View Cemetery in Salem, Oregon where a private family burial will be held. Memorial Service, open to all who loved her, will be held on Monday, December 11, 2017 at 1:00 pm at West Salem Christian Church 1155 Glen Creek Rd NW Salem, Oregon 97304.

Mary Elizabeth Cameron-Yocom Spousta

October 20 1915 - November 28 2017

Mary was born in Dallas, Oregon at her grand-parents’ home. Her parents were John and Maude Cameron. She was the sixth of their seven children. She attended elementary school in several Oregon communities west of Salem and then junior and senior high school in Salem. She later attended Seattle Pacific College (University).

She first met her future husband (Jeff Yocom) as a teenager in the hop fields near Independence in the early 1930s. They were married in 1939 in Redding, California. After a year in California they moved back to Oregon where their first son (David) was born in 1940. Mary and Jeff had two other sons (Dennis born in 1944 and Tim born in 1947). The family lived in several Oregon communities in the 1940s and the early 1950s. Jeff became a part owner of a small sawmill in Tillamook County in 1951. He died unexpectedly from a heart attack on a hunting trip at age 38 in 1953. In his death Mary faced some real personal and financial challenges as a single mother with three young boys living in the small community of Cloverdale on the Oregon coast. She had a very strong network of close friends and relatives that were very supportive of her. She became very resourceful in obtaining bookkeeping skills to be able to gain some initial part time employment and eventually become secretary at Nestucca High School in Cloverdale….a job she dearly loved. She bonded with a number teachers and students during her time at Nestucca. Attesting to that fact, several former teachers and students attended her 100th birthday party.

After her youngest son graduated from high school in 1966 she moved to Portland to take on some new challenges. With the skills she had gained at Nestucca she quickly gained employment with a small college in Portland. Over time she took several self improvement classes at Portland Community College. After a number of years of employment with Clackamas County Housing Authority she ended her working career in 1980.

Mary was single from 1953 to 1980 at which point she married Joseph Spousta. Joseph had cared for his first wife for 10 years until her death in 1978. As a newly retired couple she and Joe traveled the country and the world as one of their two of their new favorite avocations. Their second love was golf — which Mary took up at age 65. At age 73 she was excited to achieve a hole in one. Mary had a number of other areas of interest she enjoyed over the years to include painting, knitting, crocheting and singing in her church choir for 40 years.

Joseph and Mary had 23 wonderful years of marriage. He passed away in 2003. Mary remained in her home in Milwaukie until 2008. At that time she gave up driving and moved into Emerald Point Senior Living in Keizer. She resided there until July of this year at which time she moved to Harmony House Memory Care in Salem.

She celebrated her 102nd birthday in October with her sons and their families. She is survived by her three sons and their wives: David (Elma), Dennis (Anita) and Tim (Sandi) as well as five granddaughters, one grandson, five great-granddaughters and five great-grandsons. She is also survived by step-daughter Virginia (Lewis) Finley.

A special thanks to the loving staff at Harmony House, Serenity Hospice, her church family, and her longtime friend, Dodie Dachtler, who faithfully visited and cared for her this past year.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Moody Bible Institute or Salem First Baptist Church.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, December 8th at 1:00 pm at Salem First Baptist Church (395 Marion Street NE, Salem, Oregon 97301

Reva Bell Freshner

October 20 1923 - November 16 2017

Our wonderful Aunt Reva passed from this earth November 16, 2017 to join her loved ones who preceded her in death.
Reva was born on October 20, 1923 in Elk City, Oregon, then a small town in Lincoln County near Toledo. Her parents were Charley and Effie May Washburn.
In 1947, Reva married Roy Smith and they lived in Salem where Roy worked at the paper mill and Reva was a homemaker. Roy died in the early 1960’s. On September 7, 1966 Reva married Jimmy Freshner and they lived on a small acreage in South Salem. Jimmy died in 1998.
Reva was an intelligent, purposeful woman. She was a master of managing family finances. She loved family and enthusiastically participated in all our family events. We all loved her and will miss her greatly.
The family would like to thank the wonderful and dedicated staff of Sweet By and By where Reva lived the last months of her life.
There will be a funeral service for Reva at City View Funeral Home, 390 Hoyt St. S. Salem, on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 1:00 pm.

Robert Earl Fleming

January 10 1943 - November 13 2017

Robert Earl (Bob) Fleming was born January 10, 1943 at the Bungalow Maternity Home on Capitol Street in Salem during a snow storm; He was named for his father and maternal grandfather, the third of four children of his father and of five of his mother. He grew up in Keizer, Mill City, and Salem graduating from North Salem High School in 1962 with his younger brother. On January 7, 1964, wanting a choice in preference for a particular branch of the service, Bob enlisted in the United States Air Force serving until his discharge January 6, 1972. During his service he was sent on one tour of duty in Vietnam and was stationed in Texas, Hawaii and Washington as well as spending time in Australia and Germany along the way. Bob was primarily an aircraft mechanic and attained the title of Staff Sergeant, giving himself the nickname of `Sergeant Rock` or simply `Sarge` for his firm personality.
After his discharge, Bob was hired on March 4, 1972 with the United States Postal Service, a career he worked out of the main Salem post office until his retirement on November 30, 2007. On March 4, 1973 Bob met up with his Aunt Bernice Baker to celebrate his 1-year USPS anniversary at Donald Tavern. While there in walked the future fancy of his life, Lyn, who was out enjoying the evening with friends. Lyn soon nicknamed him a `Country Bumpkin` after a hit country song of the era, a nickname that fit him. Bob and Lyn dated on and off for a while, but always remained loyal friends for the next 44 years until the day he passed unexpectedly.
During his happiest years Bob enjoyed gardening and tinkering on his 1.5 acre hobby farm in Keizer that he bought on May 18, 1975; He planted flowers, shrubs, trees, and raising small fowl including chickens, ducks and rabbits. Bob was proud of his beautiful ranch-style home and its park-like acreage. In his later years Bob resigned more to the enjoyment of watching TV, catching the latest movies in the theater, shopping/walking stores, and long laughter-filled visits with family reminiscing and playing board games, especially Kismet. He LOVED to tell stories, fond memories of relatives past and present, and his rich life experiences. From the age of 60 on Bob also took a passionate interest in tattoo art, covering most of his arms, shoulders, neck, and chest with images that meant things to him. In the late 2000s he became a grandfather, and really enjoyed drawing with his grandsons who he affectionately called him `Grandpa Pappy`.
Bob will be dearly missed by his family; He is survived by his `lady friend` of over 44 years Lyn Broadhurst, son Brian, daughter Melinda and her children grandsons Everett and Ethaniel Anderson. He is also survived by sister Rose (Doug) Hall, brother Gary (Kay) Fleming and sister Debbie (Tony) Jucutan and their families as well as the family of his late sister Barbara (Bill) Durig. He was predeceased by his father Bob in 1970, mother Nada in 2009, and his sister Barbara in 2011. See you later Country Bumpkin - We all love you and will miss you immensely – you will never be forgotten.
Graveside service with Military Honors will be 12 noon Saturday, December 2, 2017 at City View Cemetery under the direction of City View Funeral Home. A celebration of Bob’s life will be announced later.

Solange L Kowert

November 26 1925 - November 12 2017

Solange L Kowert, 91, passed away peacefully in her sleep Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017. She was a devoted wife and loving mother of three. She attended Cranbrook Academy of Art and Haystack Mountain of Crafts. She became an instructor of Fiber Arts at Portland State University and a well-known artist and designer of wool tapestries and rugs. She loved knitting, sewing, weaving and had the greenest of thumbs when it came to her gardens. Most of all she enjoyed her annual trips to the north of Scotland where she found great comfort and inspiration. She will be remembered lovingly by all who knew her.
Solange was preceded in death by her husband, Henry J. Kowert, Jr and son Karl M. Kowert. She is survived by her son Bruno m Kowert and daughter Paula M Kowert.
Private family services are in care of City View Funeral Home.

Clarice June Bright

June 8 1926 - October 28 2017

Clarice June Nelson was born June 8th, 1926, in Bayfield, Wisconsin, the 6th and youngest child of Leo and Anna Nelson. As she grew up, Clarice had a love for drawing and music. She played the clarinet in music ensembles while in high school, and loved to sing. As a teenager, she also worked in the Bayfield newspaper office. After graduating from Bayfield High School, Clarice attended a year of teacher`s college in Superior, Wisconsin. The following year, she joined the Cadet Nurse Corp in Madison, WI. During this time, one of her fellow artistic nurses introduced her to chalk drawing programs, which Clarice eventually developed into a ministry to share the Gospel.
Clarice attended Moody Bible Institute in Chicago from 1949-1952. After graduating, she returned to her home town, Bayfield, for 9 months and together with her sister began a Sunday School for neighborhood children. That Sunday School eventually resulted in an evangelical church that continues to this day.
The next summer Clarice was asked to be a counselor and camp nurse at Bible Witness Camp south of Chicago that ministered to children from inner city Chicago. Clarice won the hearts of these children by drawing pictures for them with colored chalk. It just so happened that Bob Bright, a young man who had been a fellow student at Moody, was also working at the camp. They became more acquainted as they worked together with the campers. A deep love developed between them and they knew God had chosen them for each other. They were married in 1956. Clarice worked as a nurse, and she and Bob both continued ministry with Bible Witness Camp until 1961. During those years, their daughter Patty, and son, Donald were born.
New opportunities opened up in Northern Minnesota at Oak Hills Fellowship near Bemidji. Bob was head cook for the Bible Institute, camps and conferences while Clarice continued her nursing career at the Bemidji hospital. She was an ER nurse for many years, and then a floor supervisor. Bob and Clarice continued to work together in children`s ministries...Sunday School, jr. church, children`s meetings, camps, VBS, AWANA`s. They also did programs at area churches where Clarice gave the message with her “chalk talks”. Their daughter, Marcie, was born during this time. In 1973 they moved a few miles away and remodeled a sturdy, old one room schoolhouse into a split-level home where they lived until Clarice retired from nursing in 1991. To escape the cold, harsh Minnesota winters, they moved to Myrtle Creek, Oregon, where their daughter, Patty, and her family were living. Clarice loved spending time with her grandchildren, and having leisure time to do the things she enjoyed...painting, sewing projects, finding yard sale treasures and picking blackberries with Bob, canning, and visiting with her Watkins customers. After Bob went to be with the Lord in 1999, Clarice continued to live in Myrtle Creek, being involved in church activities, keeping up with her little garden, and joining a painting class. When Patty`s family moved to Salem, OR, Clarice moved with them. She first lived on her own, enjoying neighbors and keeping up her beautiful flower garden. She was also involved in Bible studies and church activities as she was able. In 2013, after a fall, and congestive heart failure diagnosis, Clarice moved to Patty`s home, and was there until her passing on October 28th, 2017. Clarice will be remembered for her love for Jesus, her sweet, quiet spirit, her artistic talents, her sense of humor, her love for children, and her desire for others to know Christ.
Clarice is survived by her children and their families: Patty (Joe) Wallace of Salem, OR, Don Bright of San Clemente, CA , Marcie (Rick) Salas of Delaware, OH, nine grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren., and also many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Bob, her bother Homer, her sisters; Marie, Harriet, Eunice and Ada Jean, and a niece and nephew.
The family would like to thank Willamette Valley Hospice for their excellent service and care for their mother and grandmother.
A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, November 11th , at 2 pm, at Emmanuel Bible Church, Pratum, Oregon. A private interment will be held at Eagle Point National Cemetery.

Jose (Joe) Molina Campoz

October 25 1927 - October 27 2017

Salem - Joe, age 89, went to be with the Lord on October 22, 2017.
Joe was born in Confital, Durango Mexico to Gorgonio Astorga and Francisca Molina. He was the eldest of twelve children. Joe came to the United States as a young man, where he met Beatrice DeLeon. On March 16, 1962, they married in Phoenix, Arizona. That same year they moved to Olton, Texas where four of their five children were born. They moved to Salem, OR in 1968 where the last of their children was born. Joe was the head supervisor at a fence building company for 9 years. During this time he enjoyed hunting, fishing, the outdoors, and spending time with his family at the beach.
In 1976, Joe began his ministry as Pastor and founder of Jerusalem Mennonite Church, where he continued to minister until 2014. Even though he had retired as a full time pastor, Joe continued ministering until the Lord called him home.
Joe is preceded in death by his son Joe Campoz Jr. He is survived by his wife Beatrice Campoz, daughters Frances and Alexandra (Alex) Campoz, sons Angel and Jimmy Campoz, daughter –in-law Luz Campoz and 5 grandchildren.
Viewing will be held from 3-8 pm Wednesday, October 25, at City View Funeral Home. The funeral service will be at 11 am Thursday, October 26, at Salem Mennonite Church.

Barbara Ann Curths

September 10 1935 - October 24 2017

LEBANON, OR - Barbara Ann Curths passed away October 24, 2017 at her daughter Cheryl’s home while under hospice care.
Barbara was born September 10, 1935 in Blossom, Texas to Roy L. Landers Sr. and Francis (Whitlock) Landers. She was the 8th of 9 children - three boys and six girls. She graduated from Altus High School in Altus, Oklahoma in 1953.
On September 26, 1953 she was united in marriage to Glen Richard Curths in Vancouver, WA. Barbara and Glen made their home in Portland and in 1965 moved to Albany, Oregon. They had three children Teresa, Cheryl, and Calvin. Glen passed away on April 19, 2012.
Barbara was raised on farms in Texas and Oklahoma working on those farms as she grew up. After graduating high school she rode a bus to Portland, OR where she lived with her older sister Katherine. Barbara soon went to work in a Portland department store where she became acquainted with Glen’s sister Marie (Collins) and was subsequently introduced to Glen.
Barbara raised her three children and was also a foster parent to Teresa Fields and Sandra Fields who lived with the family for ten years. Later she foster parented for many other children including newborns who were pending adoption.
Later Barbara returned to a working career and became a teacher’s assistant for 20+ years until her retirement from Clover Ridge Elementary School in 2002. She thoroughly enjoyed this time often mentioning in very positive words her co-workers and the relationships she developed during this experience.
Barbara and Glen made many camping trips in Oregon and California with their friends Al and Doris Brown during which they gold panned as recreational prospectors.
Barbara had many talents and skills including being an excellent seamstress and was creative in other arts and crafts such as quilting. She sewed red jackets/blazers for the local Woodpecker group and she attended many local arts and crafts shows to display her creative work. She continued with arts and crafts into retirement until progressive arthritis affected her ability to continue these activities. In spite of this affliction she was able to climb Diamond Head in Hawaii when she was 69 years old during a trip there with daughter Teresa.
Staying connected with family was one of her highest priorities and Barbara was always looking for reasons to have a family get together. Holidays and picnics were always special to her. Barbara was a loving, patient, and nurturing parent who showed amazing resilience and courage as advancing arthritis afflicted her during her last years.
Survivors include children Teresa Green (Ron) of Black Diamond, WA; Cheryl Fortune (Don) of Lebanon, OR; and Calvin Curths (Sue) of Salem, OR. Also surviving are six grandchildren: Josh Green, Matt Green, Brian Fortune, Jessica Hoerauf, Chris Curths, and Layne Curths along with seven great-grandchildren. Sibling survivors include Roy L. Landers Jr. (Dorothy-deceased) of Mineral Wells, Texas; Evelyn Meeks (Walton) of Salem, OR and Rodger Landers (Sharon) of Salem, OR.
Barbara was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Glen; and siblings Floma Harguess, Orlean Osburn, Katherine Sanderson, Kenneth Landers, and Janell Sarrett.
Services will be held Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. at City View Funeral Home and Cemetery in Salem, Oregon.

Shirley J Zimdars

September 2 1926 - October 16 2017

Shirley was born in Winona, MN. She graduated from Winona State Teachers College in 1948, majoring in P.E. and Health. She was a Girl Scout counselor for a summer near Olympia, WA. It was at camp that she decided she wanted to live in the Northwest. In 1953 she was hired by the Salem School District to teach P.E. at Salem High School. When South Salem High School opened one year later, she was transferred there. She was in the first faculty at South Salem and continued for thirty years, retiring in 1984. She had a very rewarding career in teaching. Because of her love for cats, she took care of stray and abandoned felines. She always had cats in her home that brought her much joy. Shirley liked to play bridge and belonged to a bridge group which started in 1988. Many lifelong friends were the result of being in this group. Shirley also liked to do crossword puzzles, play scrabble and cribbage. Other interests included taking care of her yard and flowerbeds.
Survivors include her nephew and care taker, Ronald A Petsch; brother, Robert Zimdars of St. Louis Park, MN; sister in law, Barbara Zimdars; niece Caryne Zimdars of New Hope, MN; Sister, Evelyn Petsch of Salem and many relatives in the Minneapolis, North Dakota and Corvallis, OR areas.
At her request no service will be held. Any memorial contributions can be made to Friends of Felines or charity of your choice or do random acts of kindness.
Arrangements by City View Funeral Home.

Verdie Lee Cheathem

March 26 1930 - October 16 2017

Verdie Lee Cheathem
3/26/1930 – 10/16/2017

Verdie was first born to Lee Davis and Rheola Sampson. Her parents Lee Davis & Rheola, sisters Maple Williams, Olivia Sampson and Wilma Winters brothers Harl Sampson and Lee Davis Sampson Jr. preceded her in death.

She leaves to cherish her memory four daughters Gloria Bailey, Patricia Cheathem, Renay (Larry) Tyler of Salem, Oregon and Sharron (Duane) Cinnamon of Walla Walla, WA and two sons Deon (Vivian) Harris and Tommy (Tammy) Kennedy of Salem, Oregon; three sisters Claudia Thompson of Salem, Oregon, Brenda Valentine of Moses Lake, WA and Carolyn Zulqurnain of Killeen, TX five brothers Marzell (Pearline) Sampson, Elray (Esther) Sampson, Valgene Sampson, William (Devern) Sampson of Salem, Oregon and Randy (Jeanette) Sampson of Portland and sister in law Natha Lee Sampson of Farmington, NM 20 grandchildren, 30 great-grand children and 6 great-great grandchildren a host of nieces and nephews, other relatives friends and neighbors. A special thanks to Kathy Bailey and Velma Harris who were like her own daughters.
A funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM, Thursday, October 26th at City View Funeral Home. Interment will be in City View Cemetery.

John G Westine

September 3 1941 - October 11 2017

John G. Westine, age 76, died peacefully on October 11, 2017 with his wife and four children by his side.
John was born on September 3, 1941 in Olympia, Washington to Carl and Betty Westine. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Whitman College and later attended the University of Oregon where he completed his Ph.D in Sociology. It was at the U of O where John met his loving wife, Day. John and Day were to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary later this year.
Spending the majority of his career with the State of Oregon, John devoted his life’s work to helping others. As a member of the Office of Educational Policy and Planning until his retirement in 1997, John worked on a variety of large educational projects including with the Workforce Quality Council to help to improve the educational opportunities for children across the State.
John was an avid sports fan. He enjoyed watching the Oregon Ducks, Portland Trail Blazers, Seattle Seahawks, and the Seattle Mariners. He was a regular attendee at local games, especially the South Salem Saxons. In his spare time, he played golf and tennis and often played pool with his children and friends. John had a competitive personality and loved challenging others- whether it was trivia, card games, or sporting activities. He had a passion for landscaping; keeping his lawn meticulous and maintaining a garden of native plants.
A Bronze Life Master, John was an active member in the Salem Bridge Club. He was a proud member of The Elk’s Club (BPOE #186) as well. He loved to laugh and dance, especially with his beloved family. John and Day enjoyed traveling around the world to visit their children and to explore diverse places including Germany, South Korea, Hawaii and many more.
Since moving to Salem in 1970, John regularly attended Salem First Presbyterian Church. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather who faithfully attended his children’s gymnastics meets, swim competitions, and soccer games. John is survived by his wife, Day, his daughters Amy Bird (husband Ben), Megan Howe (husband Jeremy), Bethany Lien (husband Mike), and his son Carl Westine (wife Stephanie). John has seven grandchildren, Erik and Catherine Bird, Aubrey and Luke Howe, and Ophelia, Hazel, and Henrik Westine.
A memorial service is scheduled on October 14, 2017 at 2 PM at First Presbyterian Church in Salem, OR and open to all. The family extends many thanks to the staff of Brookdale of Salem for their compassionate care of John over the years. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to the Alzheimer’s Association through alz.org/donate.

Mark Russell De Ruig

October 20 1941 - October 11 2017

Mark Russell De Ruig passed away on October 11, 2017 in his home after a struggle with heart disease. He was born October 20, 1941 in Castro Valley, CA to Russell and Dorothea De Ruig who preceded him. He is survived by his sister, Debbie of Salem, his brother, Don of Portland, his Uncle Roger and Robin de Ruig of CA, as well as many cousins in other states. He was a high achieving student, a loving husband, a retired software development engineer and a hobbiest of music, various sports and traveling. He will be missed by his family and friends for his quirky sense of humor, his generosity to others in need, and his wealth of knowledge on a breadth of topics. He passed too soon from our lives, but not our hearts. Donations to the American Heart Association in Mark`s name would be appreciated. His memorial will be held at City View Funeral Home on Hoyt St in Salem on Oct 21, at 3:00.

Rickard William McLean

April 8 1923 - October 8 2017

Rickard William McLean, MD passed away at age 94 at Redwood Heights Assisted Living Facility in Salem, OR on October 8, 2017. Rickard was born, with his twin brother Richard Leroy, on April 8, 1923 in Winthrop Washington to Arnetta Louise Ziegler and Chauncey Leroy McLean. Rickard married Marjorie Jean Dimm on July 20, 1947 at Rose City Park Presbyterian Church in Portland, Oregon. After completing premedical studies at Whitman College in Washington, Rickard completed his medical school training at University of Oregon Medical School (now Oregon Health and Science University) in 1948. He was honorably discharged from the Navy in 1947. While studying for his psychiatric residency in Pueblo, Colorado, he returned to the Navy to serve the Marine Corps as a physician during the Korean War. He was again honorably discharged in 1952. He has two children, Mark Thomas McLean and Victoria Lynne McLean and three grandchildren.
Dr. McLean settled in Reedsport, Oregon with his family and remained in the community as a respected and loved physician until he retired in 1993. In 2007, he moved to Salem to be closer to family. He practiced as a physician and surgeon until he became certified as a Family Practice Physician in 1978. He was awarded Oregon Family Practice Physician of the year in 1989 by the American Academy of Family Physicians. In 1973, he took a sabbatical to complete a surgical residency at Providence Hospital in Portland. He was an integral part of the community, the church and in the world by taking his skill as a healer to other continents and cultures including Bolivia and Swaziland. He was an active member of the United Presbyterian Church in Reedsport. He loved gardening, the outdoors, photography and travel and his family home in the North Cascades. He was the father who said, “Let’s climb that mountain!” or, “Let’s visit China.” He returned home with his family every year to back-pack or cross-country ski in the North Cascades that he loved so well.
Rickard is survived by his children, Mark McLean and Vicki McLean; his brother Lynn McLean; his sister Florence Templeman and three grandchildren. Services will be held at Reedsport United Presbyterian Church on November 18 at 10 am and Redwood Heights Assisted Living Facility at 1:30 pm in Salem on November 11 at 10:30 am. Interment will be in May, 2018 when the sunflowers are blooming on the hillsides in the Methow Valley at Sullivan Cemetery where his wife precedes him. Donations can be made in his memory to United Presbyterian Church in Reedsport, Oregon; Reedsport Rotary Scholarship Foundation; or, Family Practice Department, Oregon Health Science and University.

Shirlee Hereford

September 1 1926 - September 26 2017

Shirlee (Holman) was born in Salem, a lifelong resident.
She was married to Lawrence Hereford in 1947.
Survived by two sons: Lance (Joanne) and Randy (Cindy).
Loving grandmother of Terese and Thomas Hereford.
Step grandmother of Michael Sutch and Hanna and Andrew Lentz.
She worked for Oregon State Government for over 25 years.
Interred at City View Cemetery.

Roy R Spivey

July 30 1923 - September 12 2017

Roy Spivey passed away peacefully Tuesday, Sept 12th at home with his wife Marjorie by his side.
He was born in Tellico Plains, TN on July 30, 1923 to Luther and Ora Lee Spivey.
The family moved to Baker City, Oregon when Roy was 6 years old. He attended school in Baker and graduated from High School in 1942. After graduation, Roy joined the Navy and served for 4 years. After his discharge, he accepted a job with the Oregon State Highway Division.
Being in the Naval Reserve, he was recalled for the Korean War in 1950. After that discharge, Roy returned to his job with the Highway Division (ODOT}. He retired as a Highway Engineer 37 years later.

Roy was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Claude, Earl, Clyde, Glen and sisters Edna Springer, Hazel Reid, LaVelle Jellick. He is survived by his wife Marjorie, brother Henry and sister Blanch Pearce.

Roy loved the game of golf, his interest started at 13 years of age. He worked as a caddie at the Baker Golf Club at 35 cents for 9 holes. He learned the game of golf and rules at an early age. During his golf career, he had 9 Holes in One.

After retirement, Roy and Marjorie enjoyed golf and being Snow Birds for 20 years. They had a long and happy life together.

A funeral service will be held Thursday, September 28th at 2PM at City View Funeral Home, 390 Hoyt St S in Salem, OR.

Alice Standley DeGroot

April 5 1937 - September 10 2017

Alice Marie (Standley) DeGroot of Salem OR passed away at the age of 80 on September 10, 2017.

She was the youngest of five girls born to George and Annie Standley. She was born at home on April 5, 1937 during the depression years. Alice lived her entire life in Salem, OR. She was part of the first graduation class of South Salem High School in 1955.
She was employed for 23 years at the Oregon State Department of Revenue. Retiring in September 1979 to travel with her first husband Arthur Meola.
Alice had many hobbies including stained glass, gardening, sewing and playing with her cats. Her passion for music was the biggest part of her life. She spent several years being a soloist for various churches and was in a variety of musical productions.
She is survived by her husband Richard De Groot; sisters Cherri Gregory, Vida Gregory and Patricia McGarvey; Step daughter Heidi Mellema; Nieces and nephews Carroll Kamlin, Dr. Kenton Gregory, Dr. Paul Gregory, Dr. Jay Gregory, Timothy Gregory and Lauren Levinson; Great nieces and nephews Emily Downing-Moore, Brian Downing, Brandon Gregory, Grant Gregory, Jason Gregory, Ryan Gregory, Mary Levinson and Samuel Levinson; and great great niece and nephews Gideon Moore, Lilly Downing and Jude Downing.
Alice was preceded in death by her parents George and Annie Standley and sister, Lynne Sipe.

Her father always encouraged his girls to do anything that they wanted. He told them that women should have as much independence as men. Thank heavens for our fathers wisdom.
Memorial services for Alice will be held on Monday, September 18th at 11am at City View Funeral Home, 390 Hoyt St S. Salem, OR 97302

Helen Marie Austin

January 27 1928 - September 9 2017

INDEPENDENCE-Helen Marie (Ellis) Austin, 89, formerly of Salem, went to be witb Jesus on Saturday, September 09, 2017,just four months shy of her 90th birtbday.
A native Oregonian originally from tbe Philomath and Corvallis areas, she was tbe eldest child born January 27, 1928 in Philomath, Oregon to Ben and Hazel (Lindley) Ellis. Helen graduated from Philomath High School. After high school, she attended botb Oregon State University and. Willamette University where she majored in music. Having grown up well-grounded in her faitb, she met her husband-to-be while attending and leading one oftbe local church youth groups witb him near the campus of Oregon State University.
On June 20, 1948, she married Eugene (Gene) Elwood Austin, Jr., son oftbe late Eugene Elwood Austin, Sr., and tbe late Kathryn (Porter) Austin. As Gene and Helen began tbeir lives togetber, he was a partner in a neighborhood supermarket in what is now Keizer, OR. During that time, in 1950, their first daughter Diane was born. Eugene was employed by IBM from 1952-1987, working there for a total of35 years before retiring. Because oftbe technological training as well as on-the-job training that was.involved in his employment, he and Helen traveled tbroughout the United States for many years and lived for months a time in a new location, living in almost each of the 50 states at one time or anotber. They would pack up tbeir possessions and children and move to their new assignments in anotber state. The children still have many memories of the places !bey lived and the journey it was to get tbere or back. In 1952, !bey added their second daughter, Sharon to the family and ended up moving to an IBM-designated location in New York shortly after her birtb. In 1958, their first son, Philip was born in Corvallis. And in 1960, they added yet another son, Eric to their family. In 1964, !bey moved to their permanent home base of Salem, OR. With a family of four children, Helen was now a very busy stay-at-home mom while !bey settled in the South Salem area. Continuing in tbeir strong faitb, Eugene and Helen made certain that their children grew up in tbe Lord at tbeir local church, where both Gene and Helen were active in tbeir service. Besides being a devoted wife and mother, Helen served on numerous committees over the years: Deaconesses, Church Organist,
co-leader of numerous Bible Studies, coordinator for Vacation Bible Schools, taught elementary children in Sunday School, Sunday School Superintendent, she also founded and coordinated a community outreach clothing exchange and began a nursing home ministry for those who could not get out to a regular church service.

Helen had likewise also volunteered in the community (Right to Life, Hospice, the local Women`s Shelter and was a rape victim`s advocate), taught private music lessons at home, and loved her hobbies of sewing with and for her family, gardening, playing the piano/keyboard/organ and taking nature walks. Upon Eugene`s retirement Helen was very active in genealogy as they traveled throughout the United States to gather information from grave sites, libraries, churches, and pouring through whatever plat maps, censuses, old photos and other materials she could find. She was meticulous in her research and logged in many hours with Gene putting the information onto their computer. Before their traveling ended, they were excited to be able to find ancestry dating back to before the Mayflower, as well as their ancestry to royalty. She also enjoyed cooking, baking, with an enormous interest in reading her books. She constantly sought to continue learning new information, and then was willing to share that information with fellow church-mates, friends and family. She was also very generous in purchasing books for others and sharing her studies with them.
Helen`s father Ben Ellis predeceased her in 1988; her mother Hazel (Lindley) Ellis predeceased her in 1989; husband Eugene predeceased her in April 2008 (after having been married nearly 60 years);.
Helen`s sister Vivian (Ellis) Imbach predeceased her in 2015; and her oldest daughter, Diane (Tom) Cilenti of Amity, OR predeceased her in 2006. She is survived by her brother Ray (Barbara) Ellis of Corvallis, OR, and her remaining three children and their spouses: Daughter, Sharon (Fred) Carr of Silver Spring, MD; son Philip (Terri) Austin of Salem, OR; son Eric Austin of Washougal, WA.; son-in-law Thomas Cilenti of Amity, OR; eight grandchildren: Jenifer Leavenworth, Frank (Nichole) Thrasher, William Thrasher,
Mairee (Dave) Pantzer, Kay-dee Carr, Steven Austin, Ben (Gabrielle) Austin and Blake Austin; nine great grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild. She is also survived by cousins, nieces, nephews and her dear friends. Helen always looked forward to and treasured the visits from her children and grandchildren, as she was very proud of them. In recent years, they would receive a smile and a wink to show her appreciation.
Viewing will be at the City View Funeral Home on Friday, September 15, 2017., from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Graveside service will be held at 1:30 a.m., Saturday, September 16, 2017 at the City View Cemetery, 390 Hoyt St S, Salem, OR 97302, followed by a Celebration of Life service at 3:00 p.m., at the West Salem Baptist Church, 1373 8th St NW, in West Salem, OR 97304. Arrangements are by City View Funeral Home. Contributions may be made through City View Funeral Home to the Gideon`s or Wycliffe for the continued distribution of Bibles throughout the world

John W Heater

March 16 1942 - September 9 2017

Salem – John William Heater passed away peacefully Saturday afternoon surrounded by family.
John was born March 16, 1942 in Silverton to Maurice and Lucille Heater. He spent his early years working on the family farm. John attended Victor Point grade school and graduated from Silverton High School in 1960. He married his high school sweetheart, Kit Carson, in 1961 and had two children, Jennifer and John. They were together for 10 years. He married his second wife, Kathy Randall, in the early 70s and had two children, Megan and Randy.
John went to work for West Coast Grocery as a truck driver and retired just short of 40 years. At the time of his retirement, he was the #1 seniority driver. He then went on to continue driving truck for Western Ag in 2002 hauling hay, fescue and straw for another 10 years.
His hobbies included attending gun shows, gun collecting, travelling to Sandpoint, Idaho with his sons, son-in-law and grandsons, listening to music and watching sports, particularly football, golf and baseball. John was a very social person and enjoyed having a great time.
John is preceded in death by his parents, Maurice and Lucille Heater, and his brother, Jerry and grandson Travis.
John is survived by his wife, Patricia; his brother Jim (Shirley), sister-in-law, Colleen; children Jennifer (Rolf), John (Julie), Megan and Randy (Kelsey). He was blessed with many grandchildren: Travis, Joshua, Reed, Jordan, Mason, Logan, Marcus, and two great grandchildren, Taylor and Jason.
A memorial service will be held for John on Saturday, September 16th at 11:00am at City View Funeral Home and Cemetery, located at 390 Hoyt St. South, Salem with a reception to follow at a private home.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you donate to The Cancer Society of America or American Lung Association in John’s name.

Darlene D. Feller

May 20 1934 - August 18 2017

Darleen D Feller was born on May 20, 1934 in Lime Ridge, Wisconsin, to Herbert and Helen (Wiedenfeld) Gudenschwager, the youngest of 3 children.

Darleen was raised on the family dairy farm and graduated from Lime Ridge High School in 1952. She married John Feller on October 18, 1953. Soon thereafter, they moved to Van Nuys, California and within a few years moved to Thousand Oaks, California. During these first few years she received her BA degree at CSU Northridge and Masters Degree at San Fernando Valley State College in Northridge, CA. Darleen devoted her life to her students and taught History and the German language for many years beginning at Thousand Oaks HS and then at Newbury Park HS. Upon retirement in 1998, they moved to Roseville, CA and John and Darleen travelled extensively throughout Europe, and made several trips to Germany and Switzerland as well as throughout the US, via plane, train and motorhome.

She was diagnosed with Dementia earlier this year, and they moved to be near family in Salem, Oregon. She is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, John Feller. She is also survived by her niece and nephew, Jeannine (Tom) O`Brien and Dan (Sandy) Westphal. Darleen was preceded in death by her sister, Marcella (Rudy) Westphal and her brother, Leonard Gudenschwager.

Private family services have been held. Arrangements are by City View Funeral Home, Salem,Oregon.

Earle John Beesley, Sr.

March 26 1934 - August 18 2017

Earle John Beesley, Sr.
3/26/1934- 08/18/2017

Earle John Beesley, Sr. was born on March 26, 1934 in Paxton, Illinois the oldest of eight children. He used to laugh that he was born in the back seat of a car stuck on the railroad tracks. He served in the United States Navy. For much of his adult life he was a truck driver. He was a member of Teamsters 959 and drove truck on the Alaska pipeline.

Earle got involved in DeMolay when he was young and that inspired his interest in civic service. He was a 50 plus years member of the Shriner`s and served as President of the Salem club twice. He was also a 50 year member of the Masons and Elks Club.

He entertained kids at the Shrine Children`s Clinic and other functions in Alaska as a clown and loved to laugh and make others laugh. The kids adored him.

Earle is survived by Peggy, his wife of 31 years, a son John (Brenda) and daughter Kim (Ron) along with three step daughters Jean, Julie and Tracy, 12 grandchildren and one great grandchild. He is also survived by two brothers Karl and Art and two sisters Marguerite and Marcella and many nieces and nephews.

Contributions In Memoriam may be made to the Shriner`s Hospital in Portland or the Silverton Alumni Association.

John Ralph Hagan

March 31 1925 - August 5 2017

John Ralph Hagan
3/31/1925 – 8/5/2017
“Papa” John ralph Hagan was born in Clayton, Kansas on March 31st., 1925 to Eva and Charles Hagan. He was one of five children. The family moved to Oregon in the 1950’s. John married Gertrude Miller on October 9, 1943 in Missoula, Montana. They were married for 73 years.

John had 42 years of Army National Guard service as an aircraft pilot. He retired at the rank of CW-4. During this same time he was also a delivery driver for 19 years at Meier & Frank and five years as an oil truck driver for Mark Nelson Oil Products.

He and Gertrude had three children, Steve (Brenda) Hagan of Las Vegas, NV, Peggy (Steven) Bassett of Eugene, OR., and Mike (Pat) Hagan of Pendleton, OR. He is also survived by his two sisters, Julia Cummings of Salem, OR and Vivian Kempf of Corvallis, OR. There were also ten grandchildren, Twelve great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. John was preceded in death by an older brother, Virgil Hagan and a sister, Virginia Davis.

He was a respected husband, father, grandfather, soldier and role model. He enjoyed life to the fullest, including many lifelong years of hunting, fishing, and camping with his family and friends.

John always enjoyed a good party and will be missed by all who knew him. We pray the Lord has welcomed him home. Love you Dad.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, September 2nd at the Keizer Elks Lodge on River Rd. North. Arrangements are by City View Funeral Home.

Patty L. Lane

June 25 1932 - July 30 2017

Patty L. Lane passed away peacefully on Sunday July 30th 2017 at Avamere Court in Keizer, OR. Patty was born on June 25th, 1932 in Hastings, Nebraska to the late Carl Norman and Opal Beal.

After graduation Patty moved to Washington state to live with her father. There she met Arthur Charles Lane and they married shortly after in Stevenson, WA. They made their home in Salem and had five children.

Patty spent most of her working career at Chemawa Indian School for over 25 years as a dorm matron. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, crocheting and spending time with family.

She is survived by daughter Debra (Steve) Cearley of Portland, son T-Bird (Evelyn) Lane of Salem, son Kim Lane of Stayton, daughter Lori Brown of Salem, 11 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Arthur Lane, son Arthur Jr. (JR), granddaughter Jamie and sister Barbara.

Services will be held on Monday August 7 at 10:30am at City View Funeral Chapel with burial at City View Cemetery.

Ella Babe Burton

April 4 1928 - July 12 2017

Ella “Babe” Burton in now reunited in heaven with her beloved husband of 49 years, Edwin Burton. Babe was born in Salem to Henry and Maude (Hughes) Staples. She graduated from Salem High School and had worked for the State of Oregon Insurance division for over 30 years.
Babe was preceded in death by her parents; brothers: Harry, Art and Frank Staples; sisters: Dorothy Ball, Patricia Steiner and Eva Peterson. Survivors include her son, Rob Shuck (Lori), 3 grandsons, 6 great grandsons, 1 great granddaughter and 1 great grandchild on the way; and several nieces and nephews.
She loved her family, gardening, collecting Avon and dolls, going to Reno and Spirit Mountain.
The family extends thankyou to Brookdale Assisted Living and Willamette Valley Hospice.
Crypt side funeral service will be 3:00 pm Monday, July 17, 2017 in Mountain View Garden Mausoleum, City View Cemetery. Viewing will begin at noon the same day at City View Funeral Home.

John Edmund Quinn

July 8 1933 - July 6 2017

John Edmund Quinn was born to parents Philip Hamill Quinn and Lucille Marie de St Aubin on July 8, 1933 in Chicago, IL. John died at his home in Salem, OR July 6, 2017.

He is survived by his wife, Janet (Pugh Kuhlman) Quinn. His children: Carol Lamb (Michael) of Haysville, NC; Ronald Scott Quinn (Jill) of Sherwood, OR; John Quinn (Debbi) of Eugene, OR; Laura Menendez (Rich) of Moses Lake, WA; step daughter, Katharine Kittinger (Nick) of Stayton, OR. His surviving siblings: Margaret (Quinn) Barnes of San Marcos, CA; Rosemary (Quinn) Ray of Santa Barbara, CA; Lawrence Quinn (Barbara) of Ann Arbor, Ml; Richard Quinn (Cindy) of Woodbridge, VA; His good friend and the mother of his children Barbara (Schuette) Quinn of Springfield, OR; His three grandsons, four granddaughters; also, a numerous number of nieces and nephews located throughout the US.

John was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, MaryLu (Quinn) Holmes; Phillip Quinn; and Donald Quinn.
In 1952 John graduated from Rensselaer High School in Rensselaer, Indiana. He soon enlisted in the Navy where he learned a trade as an Air Traffic Control Specialist. While in the Navy he served as control tower operator at various airports in the United States, Puerto Rico and Trinidad, British West Indies. When he was discharged from the Navy he went directly to work at the Van Nuys Airport, Van Nuys, CA. He met and married Barbara Schuette in 1958. Together they had four children.

John was an air traffic control specialist at Los Angeles International Airport; Stapleton International Airport, Denver, CO; Elmondorf Air Force Base, Anchorage, AK; Portland International Airport, Portland, OR; Chief at Hillsboro Tower, Hillsboro, OR.


John continued his education by earning credits at Pierce Community College, Los Angeles, CA; El Camino Community College, Los Angeles, CA; Mt. Hood Community College, Portland, OR.

After his air traffic career, John went to work for Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon, Portland, OR. He drove buses, trolleys, Max trains, and antique Street Cars. He retired in 2003.

He became a volunteer campground host for the Oregon Parks Department.

In 2007 he married Janet Pugh Kuhlman. They lived in Mesa, AZ until 2015 then moved back to Oregon.

John was an avid airplane enthusiast and had a private pilot license from 1952 to the mid 1980`s. He had a passion for woodworking, making furniture, many types of decorations and remodeling homes, kitchens, enclosing garages to create woodworking shops.

Celebration of Life service for John E Quinn will be held at Oakville Presbyterian Church Shedd, OR on September 30, 2017 at 11:00 am. Private interment at Shedd Cemetery will precede the service.

Eva Mae Benefiel

July 27 1929 - July 2 2017

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

July 16 2005 - June 28 2017

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

John 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

April 25 1947 - June 20 2017

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

April 9 1923 - June 19 2017

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

February 4 1964 - June 17 2017

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

October 3 1945 - June 12 2017

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

May 6 1939 - June 11 2017

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

March 17 1937 - June 7 2017

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

October 15 1931 - June 5 2017

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

May 11 1931 - June 4 2017

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

January 18 1931 - June 1 2017

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.

June 5 1932 - May 24 2017

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 everyone 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

November 21 1926 - May 24 2017

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

November 12 1953 - May 19 2017

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.

October 21 1926 - May 8 2017

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

July 26 1923 - May 4 2017

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

April 3 1939 - April 24 2017

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.

John Dunn

August 18 1950 - April 5 2017

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

Vernell Martin

April 1 1925 - March 30 2017

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

August 3 1931 - March 24 2017

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

July 20 1931 - March 13 2017

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

March 25 1920 - March 4 2017

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

November 1 1926 - March 3 2017

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

August 2 1922 - February 26 2017

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

July 9 1957 - February 23 2017

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.

Homer Hadley

July 5 1926 - February 21 2017

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

October 23 1942 - February 14 2017

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.

October 5 1971 - February 1 2017

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

August 27 1926 - January 29 2017

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

November 5 1960 - January 26 2017

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

August 2 1939 - January 22 2017

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

October 6 1939 - January 21 2017

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

March 25 1950 - January 18 2017

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

May 4 1972 - January 3 2017

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

August 11 1931 - January 1 2017

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

November 15 1950 - January 1 2017

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.

Jack Smith

January 15 1935 - January 1 2017

Jack Smith passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by his family, on January 1, 2018. Jack was born on January 15, 1935 in Dallas, Oregon to Clarence and Helen Smith. He had four siblings: Betty, Bob, Jean and Sally. He graduated from Dallas High School in 1953, and later served in the Army, where he was stationed at Edwards Air Force Base.
On August 16, 1958, he married Ann Herington. They settled in Keizer where they raised five children: Becky, Tom, Dan, Mike and Sean. After a career working for the state of Oregon and with his father in the family business, Smith Monuments, he and Ann managed apartments together throughout Oregon.
He enjoyed reading, learning new things, and playing golf. But his greatest love was spending time with his family and friends. In the past 20 years, he and Ann were able to travel together to many states with their children, seeing sights and attending events that brought him much joy.
He is survived by his wife Ann, their four sons, eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Their daughter Becky passed away in August, 2014. Services will be held at City View Funeral Home at 1:00 PM on Monday, January 15, 2018, on what would have been his 83rd birthday.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation be made to Doernbecher Children’s Hospital.

Marjorie Frances Anderson

September 23 1928 - January 1 2017

Marjorie Frances Anderson, 89 years old, passed away at home in South Salem early Monday evening on January 1, 2018 with her family by her side. Marjorie was born September 24, 1928, in Sheridan, Oregon to Allen and Sarah Ballard. Marjorie performed meticulous genealogy research of her pioneer roots, was a certified descendant of David Lewis and Elijah Hannon who were Oregon pioneers that lived in Oregon prior to October 1872. Marjorie was also selected by the Emerald Empire Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association as woman of the year in the 1960s. The award was given to woman who had made the most progress in her chosen educational, community and character building areas outside of her profession.
Marjorie was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd E. Anderson, and sister Mae Fouts. She is survived by a sister, LouAnn Armstrong of Santa Fe Springs, CA, son’s Steve Anderson of Corvallis, OR and Jesse Anderson of Salem, OR, their spouses Elizabeth Anderson and Barb Merrifield and her grandchildren.
Marjorie was an intelligent, purposeful woman. She was a master of managing family finances. She loved family and enthusiastically participated in all our family events. We all loved her and will miss her greatly.
Private service in care of City View Funeral Home.

Marjorie Frances Anderson

September 23 1928 - January 1 2017

Marjorie Frances Anderson, 89 years old, passed away at home in South Salem early Monday evening on January 1, 2018 with her family by her side. Marjorie was born September 24, 1928, in Sheridan, Oregon to Allen and Sarah Ballard. Marjorie performed meticulous genealogy research of her pioneer roots, was a certified descendant of David Lewis and Elijah Hannon who were Oregon pioneers that lived in Oregon prior to October 1872. Marjorie was also selected by the Emerald Empire Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association as woman of the year in the 1960s. The award was given to woman who had made the most progress in her chosen educational, community and character building areas outside of her profession.
Marjorie was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd E. Anderson, and sister Mae Fouts. She is survived by a sister, LouAnn Armstrong of Santa Fe Springs, CA, son’s Steve Anderson of Corvallis, OR and Jesse Anderson of Salem, OR, their spouses Elizabeth Anderson and Barb Merrifield and her grandchildren.
Marjorie was an intelligent, purposeful woman. She was a master of managing family finances. She loved family and enthusiastically participated in all our family events. We all loved her and will miss her greatly.
Private service in care of City View Funeral Home.

Lisa L. Young

July 31 1962 - December 20 2016

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

November 17 1980 - December 15 2016

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

March 18 1931 - December 14 2016

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

July 17 1967 - December 14 2016

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

August 6 1955 - December 13 2016

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

January 23 1930 - December 4 2016

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

June 20 1966 - November 28 2016

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

July 7 1962 - November 21 2016

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

October 5 1939 - November 18 2016

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

July 10 1914 - November 11 2016

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

October 14 1949 - October 28 2016

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

September 27 1944 - October 18 2016

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

February 8 1971 - October 16 2016

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

September 6 1929 - October 14 2016

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

November 1 1946 - October 11 2016

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

April 22 1926 - October 7 2016

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

March 11 1956 - October 4 2016

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

September 19 1935 - October 2 2016

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

March 9 1926 - September 1 2016

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

November 7 1924 - August 17 2016

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

February 16 1927 - July 29 2016

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

May 12 1927 - July 24 2016

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

September 24 1928 - July 16 2016

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

October 23 1931 - July 5 2016

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

March 16 1930 - July 2 2016

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

March 13 1935 - June 30 2016

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
time together.

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 djfpdx50@gmail.com. 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

August 11 1948 - June 27 2016

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.

DeeDee Pugh

July 7 1948 - June 26 2016

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

August 20 1956 - June 24 2016

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

May 24 1953 - June 5 2016

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

March 7 1949 - May 30 2016

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

November 19 1931 - May 13 2016

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

July 26 1926 - May 12 2016

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

August 9 1920 - May 8 2016

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

February 4 1947 - May 7 2016

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

December 1 1915 - May 7 2016

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

October 14 1980 - May 1 2016

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

September 19 1936 - April 30 2016

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

November 8 1929 - April 18 2016

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

March 13 1926 - April 7 2016

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

November 26 1932 - April 6 2016

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

December 29 1929 - March 20 2016

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

November 10 1976 - March 4 2016

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

December 28 1942 - February 17 2016

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

November 29 1923 - February 8 2016

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

September 28 1923 - January 31 2016

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

July 7 1942 - January 29 2016

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

July 18 1922 - January 18 2016

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

August 19 1951 - January 5 2016

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

March 7 1929 - January 1 2016

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

April 29 1957 - December 19 2015

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

August 8 1923 - December 10 2015

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

January 29 1929 - December 7 2015

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

August 1 1944 - December 2 2015

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.
Elaine Ellis.

Robert Lee Rice

November 21 1932 - November 30 2015

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

April 26 1925 - November 24 2015

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

January 25 1922 - November 13 2015

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

November 2 1939 - November 7 2015

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

November 23 1923 - November 3 2015

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

May 28 1937 - October 30 2015

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

January 31 1922 - October 24 2015

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

April 15 1919 - October 22 2015

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

May 24 1928 - October 19 2015

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

September 13 1922 - October 17 2015

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

December 17 1939 - October 16 2015

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

June 14 1929 - October 14 2015

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

April 3 1925 - October 12 2015

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

August 31 1931 - October 3 2015

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

March 23 1922 - October 2 2015

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 Lucas

March 23 1943 - September 26 2015

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

February 5 1946 - September 24 2015

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

October 10 1928 - September 15 2015

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

March 29 1942 - September 14 2015

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

April 7 1924 - September 6 2015

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

February 3 1945 - August 23 2015

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

September 20 1920 - August 21 2015

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 Ishii

March 18 1969 - August 20 2015

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.

February 20 1948 - August 17 2015

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

July 23 1931 - August 15 2015

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

July 31 1918 - August 13 2015

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

July 5 1943 - July 23 2015

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

May 31 1931 - July 16 2015

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

July 29 1925 - July 13 2015

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

October 6 1938 - July 11 2015

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

August 6 1966 - July 11 2015

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 rabj1966@gmail.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

June 1 1923 - July 1 2015

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

January 16 1933 - June 21 2015

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 18 1922 - June 16 2015

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

May 6 1941 - June 13 2015

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

November 17 1923 - June 7 2015

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

July 25 1928 - June 7 2015

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

December 31 1917 - May 21 2015

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

April 8 1930 - May 18 2015

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.

Andras Bardosi

December 4 1925 - May 18 2015

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

September 10 1962 - May 11 2015

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

February 1 1964 - May 3 2015

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

July 7 1938 - May 3 2015

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

February 23 1940 - April 24 2015

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.

September 26 1972 - April 20 2015

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 Riley

April 21 1928 - April 12 2015

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

February 14 1937 - March 30 2015

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

July 2 1932 - March 20 2015

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

June 11 1928 - March 18 2015

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

March 3 1930 - March 17 2015

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

December 6 1921 - March 12 2015

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

August 21 1963 - March 10 2015

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 Cooper

March 2 1951 - March 10 2015

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

March 10 1921 - February 26 2015

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

April 11 1961 - February 19 2015

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