Our Obituaries

Sharon Marie Maloney

December 14, 1938 - January 25, 2018

SALEM - Jean Pennington Kelly of Salem and Keizer, Oregon, passed away peacefully on January 18, 2018. Jean was born on January 22, 1923 and had just turned 95. Jean was preceded in death by her husband, Francis B. Kelly in 1992 and her one son, Michael Kelly of Spokane, Washington in 1982.Jean was intelligent and independent woman who loved to talk about politics and other current affairs. Jean...
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Arlene Joan Johnson

January 27, 1941 - January 20, 2018

Arlene Joan Johnson of Salem passed away on January 20, 2018.She was born on January 27, 1941 in Salem, Oregon to Cecil and Effie Boyd.On Sept. 30, 1958 she married Charles C. Johnson.She enjoyed making ceramics and sewing.Arlene worked many years for Truitt Bros. Inc until her retirement and also many years for H&R Block.She is preceded in death by her parents, her two brothers, Dale and Virgil,...
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David Dessler Kelley

August 19, 1927 - January 19, 2018

David Dessler "Dess" Kelley, Jr August 19, 1927 - January 19, 2018Originally from Altoona, PA, Dess passed away on Friday, January 19, 2018 at the age of 90 with his wife Winifred and his three children, Ken Kelley, Cathy Zampino and Michelle Bilski and his stepchildren Roy Van Cleve and Kathleen Gavin at his side. In addition Dess is survived by 5 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and 1...
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Gerald Harry Perry

January 11, 1915 - January 15, 2018

Gerald Harry Perry, 103 years old, passed to his heavenly home on January 15, 2018. He is survived by his Australian wife of 14 years Joan Harmsen, daughters; Carolyn Newell and Rosalie Perry, grandson; Mark Newell, 5 stepchildren, and 9 step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years Inez Perry (whose mother from Finland was a Titanic survivor) in 2001. Jerry was born in...
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Yvonne Dorothy Hydes

March 19, 1927 - January 13, 2018

Private family services will be held. Arrangements by Howell Edwards Doerksen with Rigdon- Ransom Funeral Directors.
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Marian Agnes Rosendale

July 13, 1920 - January 12, 2018


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Thomas Robert WALDEN

March 23, 1933 - January 10, 2018


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Marlene Sophie McCoy

April 17, 1936 - January 8, 2018

Marlene Sophie McCoy, 81, Keizer, OR passed away on January 8, 2018She was born in Schuyler, Nebraska, on April 17, 1936. Marlene received her BA degree from Eastern Washington University. She married William Eugene McCoy on August 7, 1960. Marlene had a career in education, and she taught in schools in Washington and Oregon. Her last teaching position was at North Howell. She was a member of...
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Gonzalo Gonzales GONZALES

June 13, 1940 - January 6, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Howell-Edwards-Doerksen with Rigdon-Ransom Funeral Directors, Salem, Oregon.
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Nick Constancio Vera Cruz

October 28, 1929 - December 30, 2017

"Nick" Nicholas Constancio Vera Crus was born on October 28, 1929 in Hanamulu, Kauai, Hawaii to Nicolas and Margarita "Margaret" Bonilla Vera Cruz. He was the first born of six children; Victoria "Toya" (Harley) Barentine of Highland, CA, Violet (Frank) Morehouse, deceased of Medford, OR, Gladys (Harold "Smitty") Smith of Elgin, TX, Stanley (Lois) Vera Cruz of Naples, NC, Robert "Rocky" (Molly)...
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Raymond Keith Reutlinger

November 9, 1927 - December 30, 2017

"I'm just not mad at anybody!" That's what Ray Reutlinger would say on a perfect morning for fishing or during one of the many happy moments of his 90-year old life. Ray died December 30, 2017 in Salem, Oregon. Ray called Oregon home, even though he was born and raised in Grand Island, Nebraska. "Isn't this just the greatest place to live?" he often said. The trees, clouds, mountain views and...
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Howard Raymond Barnwell

March 6, 1927 - December 28, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Howell-Edwards-Doerksen with Rigdon-Ransom Funeral Directors, Salem, Oregon.
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Bertha Irene Thompson

February 22, 1919 - December 27, 2017

Bertha Irene Lofgren Thompson, 98 of Salem, Oregon passed away on December 27, 2017. She was born in Manton, Michigan on February 22, 1919. Bertha married Robert Edwin Thompson on July 12, 1934. She worked ironing clothes for Mr. McDowell and as a homemaker and housewife. She enjoyed crafts, playing piano and singing in church and board games.Bertha is survived by her children; Martha...
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Lucy Lillian Peak

December 23, 1934 - December 26, 2017

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 4:00 pm at the Reed Opera House in Salem, Oregon.
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Barbara Jean MURPHY

September 26, 1928 - December 24, 2017


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Richard Alan Reno

May 15, 1952 - December 23, 2017

Richard Reno, known to friends as "Rick," passed away on December 23, 2017, at the age of 65, in Salem, Oregon, due to complications from his battle with cancer. He was born in Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland on May 15, 1952. He grew up traveling the world as the son of Army Chief Warrant Officer III, Raymond Lloyd Reno and Annie Beth Stewart. Both who preceded him in death.Rick graduated from...
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Jeanelle Diane Loewen

February 3, 1939 - December 18, 2017

Jeanelle Diane Loewen, 78, of Salem, Oregon, passed away on December 18, 2017.She was born in Salem on February 3, 1939, to Harold and Fleda (Hickman) Dunsmoor. Jeanelle graduated from North Salem High School.She worked as an administrative secretary for Salem Hospital, and was a member of Salem First Church of the Nazarene.Jeanelle is survived by her sons, Mark Loewen and Gary Loewen.A...
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Gregory Neil Fish

October 29, 1949 - December 18, 2017

Gregory Neil Fish, 68, of Aumsville, Oregon (previously of Keizer, OR), passed away Monday, December 18, at his home with wife and daughters at his side. Greg was born in Salem, OR., on October 29th, 1949, graduated from South Salem High School, attended Cascade College (majoring in Biblical Studies) and Portland State University.Greg married his wife Kathy April 24th, 1976, and celebrated their...
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Joseph L. Gaither

December 27, 1924 - December 14, 2017

Joseph L Gaither died in Salem, Oregon on Dec 14 2017, Joining his wife Geri and his friend and puppy Guy.He worked for the Oregon State Department of Transportation as a Civil Engineer both in Astoria and Salem and then in the Federal Aid section until he retired in 1984.He is survived by his daughter Roxanne Rima (husband Michael) and son Sam Gaither (wife Patricia). Two step daughters Patricia...
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Ronald Francis Weisser

January 24, 1948 - December 13, 2017

Salem - On December 13, 2017, as the Geminid meteor show lit up the night sky, Ron Weisser went home to be with Jesus. He had spent his entire life lighting up other people's lives with his amazing sense of humor.Ron was born on January 24, 1948 to William and Martha Weisser in Bismarck, North Dakota. He spent his time hiking, fishing, and tinkering with muscle cars until he graduated from...
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Ervin Butch Fry

May 7, 1946 - December 13, 2017

Ervin Butch Fry, 71, of Salem Oregon, passed away on December 13, 2017. He was born in Salem Oregon on May 7, 1946. Ervin graduated from Cascade High School . He was married to Sharon on October 5, 2002. Ervin worked for the State of Oregon in the print shop and had a business as Erv Fry Construction. He was a member of Court Christian Church and had a passion for woodworking, recently making...
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Margaret Ella McClellan

April 13, 1933 - December 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Howell-Edwards-Doerksen with Rigdon-Ransom Funeral Directors, Salem, Oregon.
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Peter Gordon STONE

April 26, 1932 - December 11, 2017

Peter Gordon Stone, 85, Professor Emeritus of Art at Western Oregon University passed peacefully December 11th at his home after a short illness. He created and exhibited his work for over 75 years as part of the vibrant local art communities where he lived. Most of his life he was in the Willamette Valley.Peter Stone received degrees from University of Washington and Reed College. He was named...
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Malinda Rae Kyle

April 24, 1974 - December 6, 2017

Mass of the Resurrection will be held at Queen of Peace Catholic Church on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 1:00 pm.
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Myrtle Loweth HARRIS

July 14, 1921 - December 5, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Howell-Edwards-Doerksen with Rigdon-Ransom Funeral Directors, Salem, Oregon.
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Joseph Fay Frye

December 31, 1943 - November 29, 2017

Joseph Fay Frye, 73, of Salem, Oregon passed away on November 29, 2017, with his family and his beloved dog by his side at home.He was born on December 31, 1943, in Beloit, Wisconsin. He enlisted in the Marine Corps. and served 2 tours in Vietnam. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Sergeant. He always looked forward to attending reunions with his Marine Corps. buddies. After his...
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Patricia Ann Krekeler

November 4, 1929 - November 29, 2017

At her request, no services will be held. Private inurnment will be at Belcrest Memorial Park in Salem.
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Myrtle Marie Jackson

June 16, 1931 - November 24, 2017

Myrtle Marie Lee/ Jackson is rejoicing with her husband Virgil Lee and daughters Linda Lee/Daley and Carolyn Harper in heaven today, 11/24/2017; she is survived by her sister Flora Smith of Ector, Texas and Children; Barbara and Doug Mansfield, Sharon Lee/Riley and Adrian Riley, Virgil and Kimberly Lee. ...
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Nora Susan Managhan

September 1, 1948 - November 14, 2017

Susan Managhan, 69, a resident of Salem, passed away at her home on November 14, 2017. She was born on September 1, 1948, the eldest of 3 children to Edward and Dorothy (Green) Phinney in Warren, Ohio. She grew up on Music Street in Russell, Ohio and graduated from West Farmington High School. She attended technical college at Missoula VoTech and was certified as a respiratory therapist. It was...
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Mary Francis BORDEN

October 20, 1963 - November 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Howell-Edwards-Doerksen with Rigdon-Ransom Funeral Directors, Salem, Oregon.
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Dola Evelyn TORKELSON

March 20, 1928 - November 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Howell-Edwards-Doerksen with Rigdon-Ransom Funeral Directors, Salem, Oregon.
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Dong Keun Chaey

January 25, 1932 - November 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Howell-Edwards-Doerksen with Rigdon-Ransom Funeral Directors, Salem, Oregon.
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Wilda Lorna STAINBROOK

December 4, 1931 - November 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Howell-Edwards-Doerksen with Rigdon-Ransom Funeral Directors, Salem, Oregon.
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Muriel Darlene Ditchen

November 27, 1923 - November 1, 2017

Muriel Darlene (Boehm) Ditchen went to be with her Lord and Savior on November 1, 2017 at the age of 93 surrounded by her family.She was born November 27, 1923 in Dane County, Windsor Township, Wisconsin to Ruben and Anna Boehm on the Boehm Homestead Farm where she lived until the 8th grade when the family moved to Salem, Or in 1938. After high school she worked for the State Insurance Department...
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Helen Bertha Willnow

March 14, 1931 - October 30, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Howell-Edwards-Doerksen with Rigdon-Ransom Funeral Directors, Salem, Oregon.
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Jackie Lee FABIAN

July 3, 1947 - October 29, 2017

Graveside services will be held in Wisconsin.Arrangements under the direction of Howell-Edwards-Doerksen with Rigdon-Ransom Funeral Directors, Salem, Oregon.
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Roberta Jean Murakami

July 25, 1954 - October 29, 2017

Roberta "Berta" Jean was born in Kansas City, MO to George Adolphus and Verna Marie Stolpe. She graduated from Odessa High School in 1972. Shortly after graduating she moved to Portland, Oregon. There she had her first job at Meier & Franks at Lloyd Center and also worked briefly at Ben Franklin Savings and Loan until she gave birth to her first child in 1976, Jenni and then son Andrew in 1978....
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Ernest Lloyd Zielinski

November 15, 1927 - October 29, 2017

Ernest Zielinski, 89, was born November 15, 1927 in Salem and passed away October 29, 2017 in Keizer. Ernie is survived by his wife of 67 years, Lola (Traviss of Mt. Angel), daughter Jackie of Redmond, WA (husband Larry O'Malley and daughters Stephanie and Nicole), son Doug of Salem (wife Jamie (Pritchard) and sons Josh and Scott) and daughter Nancy of Salem (daughters Kirstin and Lindsi). Ernie...
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John Carl Ferch

October 31, 1923 - October 24, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Howell-Edwards-Doerksen with Rigdon-Ransom Funeral Directors, Salem, Oregon.
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Nadrear Anne Maddux

June 24, 1927 - October 23, 2017

Anne Maddux, 90, passed peacefully on October 23, 2017, the kind of crisp, sunny autumn morning she loved. Her life was a blend of family, friends, faith, and creative activities. It began on June 24, 1927 in Berkeley, California. She was born Nadrear Anne Bowers to railroad man, Franklyn Bowers and nurse, Elizabeth Reardan Bowers. At 18, she began a twenty-year marriage with Air Force bombardier...
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Jean Marie MILLER

February 12, 1929 - October 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Howell-Edwards-Doerksen with Rigdon-Ransom Funeral Directors, Salem, Oregon.
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Loleta Bjorg THOMPSON

March 9, 1931 - October 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Howell-Edwards-Doerksen with Rigdon-Ransom Funeral Directors, Salem, Oregon.
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Dianne Jennie Huddleston

April 9, 1950 - October 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Howell-Edwards-Doerksen with Rigdon-Ransom Funeral Directors, Salem, Oregon.
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Patsy Jo Dyer

June 14, 1942 - October 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Howell-Edwards-Doerksen with Rigdon-Ransom Funeral Directors, Salem, Oregon.
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James William Rose

July 11, 1948 - October 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Howell-Edwards-Doerksen with Rigdon-Ransom Funeral Directors, Salem, Oregon.
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Mary Louise WHITE

April 27, 1920 - October 13, 2017

Mary Louise Emerson White, 97, passed away peacefully on October 13, 2017 in Salem, Oregon.Mary was born April 27, 1920 to Abner and Martha Roy in Weissert, Nebraska. She was the third child of 8. She attended school in Weissert and Broken Bow, Nebraska. She graduated with a teaching certificate and taught school for 2 years in a small school near Broken Bow.She was married to Rev. Russell...
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Bernice Constance FREITAG

January 8, 1928 - October 8, 2017

Bernice Constance Freitag (Toney) passed away from pneumonia on Sunday, October 8 at Salem memorial hospital. Born on January 8, 1928 in Baker Oregon, two parents Frank Toney and Juanita Toney (Valentine).She was one of 11 children and sister of James Toney, Joan Flickinger, Pansy Kahler, Violet Miller, Edith Seay, Beulah Boyer, Melvin Toney, Frank Toney, Mildred Toney and Wilma Toney.Bernice is...
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Wanda Frances Stombaugh

April 6, 1954 - September 27, 2017

Wanda Cleland Stombaugh, age 63 of Salem Oregon, passed away September 27th, 2017. She passed with her loved ones by her side. Wanda courageously fought a long, hard battle with breast cancer. In true Wanda fashion, she waited until all her children were present to say her final goodbye.Wanda was born to Burton and Francis Cleland on April 6th, 1954. She was the middle of three children. Wanda...
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Robert James Baker

November 27, 1930 - September 27, 2017

Robert James Baker, 86, of Salem, Oregon, peacefully passed away Wednesday, Septermber 27, 2017 at his place of residence at Benedictine Nursing Center in Mt. Angel. Bob was born in Escondido, California on November 27, 1930 and moved to Oregon with his family when he was 7, where he graduated from Salem High School (now North Salem High School). He worked in shipping and receiving for Newberry...
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Laura Marie Esson

September 3, 1920 - September 26, 2017

Laura Marie "Davie" Esson was born in Aztec, New Mexico, on September 3rd, 1920. She spent most of her childhood in Los Angeles. During WWII, she was completing her RN training as an Army nurse cadet at the Army hospital in Santa Barbara. It was there that she met the love of her life, Ronald Esson, a US Army Captain. They married soon after in Saint Louis, Missouri. After moving to Seattle,...
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Jane Brandow BROWN

February 20, 1923 - September 22, 2017

Rev. Jane Brown, 94, of Corvallis, Oregon, passed away on Friday, September 22, 2017, in Corvallis.She was born on February 20, 1923, to Ben and Abby Ruth (Sinclair) Sorensen in Algona, Iowa, and graduated from Algona High School, and also earned her Bachelors degree in Home Economics from Iowa State. She was married to William Brown in 1955.Rev. Jane worked her career serving the Lord, pastoring...
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Thomas Arthur Turner

October 2, 1942 - September 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Howell-Edwards-Doerksen with Rigdon-Ransom Funeral Directors, Salem, Oregon.
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Marie Elizabeth Young

July 2, 1931 - September 17, 2017

Marie YoungJuly 2, 1931 - September 17, 2017Keizer - Marie Elizabeth Young age 86, of Keizer was welcomed into the arms of Jesus on September 17, 2017 with her children by her side. Marie and her twin sister Margaret were born to William and Theresa Pardo and were the first of seven sisters. She grew up and lived her entire life in the Salem/Keizer area attending Salem Academy, and a lifelong...
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John Floyd Hanks

December 8, 1927 - September 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Howell-Edwards-Doerksen with Rigdon-Ransom Funeral Directors, Salem, Oregon.
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Alyssa Estelle Hickman

September 20, 1976 - September 1, 2017

Brooks- Alyssa was born in Salem, Oregon to Robert and Judy Hickman. She graduated in 1994 from Gervais Union High School. Alyssa was so proud of her Scottish heritage. She is survived by her parents Robert and Judy, her big brother Shawn Hickman and by her cat Piper. We loved you so much Alyssa. There will be no service.Arrangements under the direction of Howell-Edwards-Doerksen with Rigdon...
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Keith Donald Say

November 10, 1958 - August 30, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Howell-Edwards-Doerksen with Rigdon-Ransom Funeral Directors, Salem, Oregon.
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Randy Phillip Breyer

June 7, 1962 - August 30, 2017

Randy Phillip Breyer was born on June 7, 1962 in Salem, Oregon to Victor and Violet Breyer. He is survived by his siblings; Allan "Skip" Breyer, Brenda Breyer and Patricia LeFever.No services are scheduled at this time.Arrangements under the direction of Howell-Edwards-Doerksen with Rigdon-Ransom Funeral Directors, Salem, Oregon.
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Gordon Leslie OSBORNE

September 21, 1928 - August 29, 2017

Gordon Osborne passed away August 29th in Salem at the age of 88. He was born in Salem on September 21, 1928 and was a graduate of Salem High School. He served in the U.S. Army, attended the University of Oregon, and earned a Master's in Social Work from Florida State University. He married Patricia Cooper and they had two children, Alan and Talli. He and Pat later divorced. Gordon was a...
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Evangeline RUSSELL

March 9, 1920 - August 29, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Howell-Edwards-Doerksen with Rigdon-Ransom Funeral Directors, Salem, Oregon.
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Robert W. Seaquist

August 23, 1945 - August 28, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Howell-Edwards-Doerksen with Rigdon-Ransom Funeral Directors, Salem, Oregon.
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Audrey Florence Leonhardt

May 17, 1926 - August 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Howell-Edwards-Doerksen with Rigdon-Ransom Funeral Directors, Salem, Oregon.
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Audrey Florence Leonhardt

May 17, 1926 - August 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Howell-Edwards-Doerksen with Rigdon-Ransom Funeral Directors, Salem, Oregon.
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Clela Rosejean Moore

September 20, 1932 - August 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Howell-Edwards-Doerksen with Rigdon-Ransom Funeral Directors, Salem, Oregon.
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Marsha Lee SHUTZ

July 29, 1949 - August 15, 2017

Marsha Lee Shutz, 68 of Salem, Oregon passed away on August 15, 2017. She was born in French Camp, California on July 29, 1949. Marsha graduated from Central High School and later received a Bachelor of Arts from Linfield College for Social Work. She married Gene Shutz in March of 1973. Marsha had a passion for murder mystery novels and loved pansies and the color purple.Marsha is survived by...
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Cheryl Ann Alex

July 7, 1958 - August 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Howell-Edwards-Doerksen with Rigdon-Ransom Funeral Directors, Salem, Oregon.
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John Stephens King

February 2, 1937 - August 12, 2017

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Nina Eugenia Brown

January 23, 1924 - August 5, 2017

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at the West Hills Community Church at 2pm. Arrangements under the direction of Howell-Edwards-Doerksen with Rigdon-Ransom Funeral Directors, Salem, Oregon.
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Marisha Marie Ball

February 8, 1938 - August 5, 2017

Services will be held in Browning, Montana under the direction of Foster Funeral Home.Arrangements under the direction of Howell-Edwards-Doerksen with Rigdon-Ransom Funeral Directors, Salem, Oregon.
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Ronald Hayes Eggleston

May 2, 1933 - August 5, 2017

Graveside service with Navy honors will be held on Thursaday, August 10, 2017 at 10:00 am at Belcrest Memorial Park, Salem, Oregon.Arrangements under the direction of Howell-Edwards-Doerksen with Rigdon-Ransom Funeral Directors, Salem, Oregon.
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Jannece Josephine Gately

December 5, 1934 - July 31, 2017

Jannece J. "Babe" GatelyDecember 5, 1934 - July 31, 2017Salem, OR - Jannece J. Gately, 82, known by many as "Babe", passed peacefully from this world surrounded by both friends and family at Salem Memorial Hospital the evening of Monday, July 31, 2017.She was born in Chicago, IL on December 5, 1934 to John Buelting and Nora (Schultz) Buelting. She had a half-sister Genevieve...
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Sarah DITCHEN

December 4, 1918 - July 30, 2017

Sarah has gone home to be with her Lord Jesus. She was preceded in death by her parents Nicholas and Olga Gerig and her eight sisters and one brother. Sarah grew up in the Fruitland area near Salem Oregon and graduated from Salem High School in 1938. She met her husband Joseph Ditchen of 71 years in the strawberry fields of North Howell and got married October 10th 1945. Sarah is survived by...
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Shirley Jeanette Gerig

July 8, 1929 - July 26, 2017

Shirley GerigJuly 8, 1929 - July 26, 2017Salem - Shirley Jeanette Gerig went to be with her beloved Lord and Savior on July 26, 2017, after a short bout with cancer at the age of 88. Shirley lived most of her life with her husband, Ray, on a farm just northeast of Salem. Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, Ray in 2008 and her grandson, Steven, in 1980. She is survived by her three...
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Stephen Lee Flores

August 17, 1947 - July 26, 2017

Stephen Lee Flores Sr. was born in Salem, Oregon on August 17, 1947 and died on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 in Salem, Oregon following a brief battle with cancer.He leaves his wife of 50 years, Gloria Jean (Tablanza) Flores, daughter; Stephanie Jean Flores (John Jepson) two sons; Stephen Lee Flores, Jr., and Benjamin Manuel Flores, two granddaughters; Jasmine Cheianne Flores and Nevaeh Christina...
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Jefferson Jackson GAHAGAN

June 23, 1947 - July 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Howell-Edwards-Doerksen with Rigdon-Ransom Funeral Directors, Salem, Oregon.
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William Allan Bowser

May 4, 1946 - July 24, 2017

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Taylor Lynn MARTIN

November 9, 1989 - July 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Howell-Edwards-Doerksen with Rigdon-Ransom Funeral Directors, Salem, Oregon.
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Lorrie Elizabeth Thomas

February 17, 1959 - July 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Howell-Edwards-Doerksen with Rigdon-Ransom Funeral Directors, Salem, Oregon.
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Kristen Haile BAUER

September 24, 1974 - July 21, 2017

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Iris Irene REISCHKE

May 9, 1922 - July 20, 2017

May 9, 1922 - July 20, 2017Salem - Iris Irene Kuhn was born on May 9, 1922 in Salem, Oregon to Harold and Aver Kuhn. When she was eleven years old, loving, Christian neighbors took Iris and her siblings to Sunday School and church at Bethel Baptist (German) church. It was here that she accepted the Lord and was then baptized, along with her brothers Mike and Jack.On December 26, 1941, Iris...
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Fay Louise HELGESON

July 30, 1925 - July 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Howell-Edwards-Doerksen with Rigdon-Ransom Funeral Directors, Salem, Oregon.
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William BROOKS

October 17, 1931 - July 17, 2017

William J. Brooks, 85, of Salem, Oregon passed away July 17th, 2017. He was born in Hoquiam, Washington on October 17th, 1931. Bill graduated from Astoria High School and received a degree in Law from the University of Oregon. He was married to Joanne Brooks for 45 years. Bill had a career as an attorney for TransAmerica and The State of Oregon. He served in the Ari Force and fought in the Korean...
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Hilda Schmer

August 4, 1919 - July 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Howell-Edwards-Doerksen with Rigdon-Ransom Funeral Directors, Salem, Oregon.
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George Simonka

December 2, 1924 - July 11, 2017

George Simonka was born December 2, 1924 in Roebling, New Jersey to Demeter and Florence Simonka. At 17 he enlisted in the Seabees and then transferred to the Navy during WWII where he served in the South Pacific. He married June Reischke in 1950 and worked at the Union Gospel Mission in Bellingham, Washington until moving to Salem in 1953. George was the director of the Union Gospel Mission...
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Chris Steven FARMEN

March 28, 1967 - July 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Howell-Edwards-Doerksen with Rigdon-Ransom Funeral Directors, Salem, Oregon.
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Chris Steven FARMEN

March 28, 1967 - July 9, 2017

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Joshua Sean WEBER

May 21, 1993 - July 7, 2017

"July 8, 2017. He was 24 years old. He loved the outdoors, especially the Oregon wilderness. We loved all the beautiful scenes of "his Oregon"on Facebook. He was an excellent cook and enjoyed  cooking for his family and friends.  The love of his life was Katelynn Lindsey. She and Josh have been through many tough times and many many wonderful times. We ask...
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William George WOOD

September 22, 1947 - July 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Howell-Edwards-Doerksen with Rigdon-Ransom Funeral Directors, Salem, Oregon.
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Patricia Anne Edes

April 24, 1944 - July 2, 2017

Patricia Ann Edes, 73, of Turner, Oregon passed away on July 2, 2017. She was born in Eugene, Oregon on April 24, 1944. She graduated from Sandy High School and worked as a pharmacy clerk for Walmart. Pat had a passion for horses, painting, and spending time with family. She is survived by her four children; Teri Tallman, Rocky Meier, Jerry Meier, and Dereck Kirk, her grandchildren; Melissa...
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Donna Joy Wilson

August 14, 1944 - June 29, 2017

Donna Joy Wilson was born on August 14, 1944 in Hood River, Oregon to Donald and Neola Walker. She died at home in Salem on June 29, 2017 at the age of 72.Joy is survived by her husband of 52 years, John Wilson, her son Jeff Wilson of Bend, her mother, Neola Walker of Hood River, sister, Gloria Wilcox of Portland, brother Pat Walker of Parkdale, grandson Bruce Lane Strange of Bend and numerous...
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Genevieve Louise Good

August 21, 1920 - June 25, 2017

Sunday evening, June 25, 2017, at 96 years of age, our Mom, Grandma, and Great-Grandma, Genevieve Good, went Home to the Place she had been looking forward to for a long time. She lived a life of faithfulness to Jesus and quietly set a pattern for her family to follow. Genevieve was born August 21, 1920 near Whitewater, Indiana. At 12 years old she made her personal commitment to Jesus Christ. ...
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Alan Norman DeLapp

July 10, 1980 - June 22, 2017

Alan N. DeLappJuly 10, 1980 - June 22, 2017Salem, OR - A celebration of Alan's life will be held at 7 pm, on Friday, July 7th, 2017 at Salem First Baptist Church, 395 Marion Street NE Salem, OR.Arrangements under the direction of Howell-Edwards-Doerksen with Rigdon-Ransom Funeral Directors, Salem, Oregon.
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George R. Suniga

January 13, 1931 - June 21, 2017

George R. Suniga, 86, of Salem was born on January 13, 1931 in Ojai, California to Espiridion Suniga and Loretta Chavez Suniga. He died surrounded by his loving wife and daughters on June 21, 2017 at home in Salem, Oregon after a 2 ½ year battle with cancer. In 1944 George's mother and step father, Arthur Powers, moved from California to Florence, Oregon when George and his brother,...
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Joseph Earl Brown

January 23, 1943 - June 19, 2017

Joseph Earl Brown passed away of a brief illness on June 19, 2017 in Salem, Oregon at the age of 74. He was born on January 23, 1943 in Socorro, New Mexico to Earl and Elsie (Murphy) Brown. Joe was raised in both Socorro, New Mexico and Silverton, Oregon where he attended school. He married his sweetheart, Susan (Bradshaw) on June 14, 1960 in New Mexico where they began their family. They...
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Harold Leroy Hayes

August 17, 1932 - June 17, 2017

Harold Leroy Hayes, 84, of Salem passed away on June 17, 2017 in Portland.He was born in Hebron, Nebraska, on August 17, 1932. Harold graduated from Chester High School and also attended 1 1/2 years of college. He married Doris Mae Flessner on April 16, 1953, in Amarillo Texas.Harold had a career in aircraft Maintenance for the Air Force, later Boeing, Cessna; he was a partner with Eagle Aircraft...
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Eleanor Maryann Lacques

November 12, 1934 - June 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Howell-Edwards-Doerksen with Rigdon-Ransom Funeral Directors, Salem, Oregon.
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Ronald Scott RUSSELL

November 28, 1938 - June 2, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Howell-Edwards-Doerksen with Rigdon-Ransom Funeral Directors, Salem, Oregon.
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Betsey Jane Kennedy

October 18, 1921 - June 2, 2017

At 95, Betsey Jane Kennedy passed away peacefully June 2, 2017, in Salem, OR. Betsey was born October 18th, 1921 in West York, Ill to parents Harlin and Elnora Steinbaugh. In 1923 Betsey, her parents and 4 older siblings moved to Los Angeles, CA. Betsey attended various area schools while growoing up. Seven months after a July 4th blind date, Betsey married the love of her life, Emery "...
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Adrianna Evelyn Randall

May 8, 1919 - May 31, 2017

Adrianna Evelyn Randall, 98, a resident of Salem, OR, passed away on May 31, 2017.Evelyn was born on May 8, 1919, one of 5 children to Luke and Rina (DeBoer) VanHees in Stickney, South Dakota. When she was younger, her family moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan, where she also graduated from high school. The family then moved to Oregon. She worked for a time at the revenue department, and it was there...
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Donald Bernal Bewley

October 2, 1919 - May 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Howell-Edwards-Doerksen with Rigdon-Ransom Funeral Directors, Salem, Oregon.
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Mark Thomas Brown

February 28, 1956 - May 27, 2017

Mark lost his battle with cancer but won a life in Heaven. He was a Great-Great-Grandson of Adam Brown who helped Col Gilliam bring two wagon trains to Oregon from Missouri in 1844 settling in Polk County. Parents Ruth and Harlan Duane Brown. He is survived by wife Patty, children Joel (Lindsay) Jamian, Dylan, Melissa, Grandson John Bradley. Mother, Ruth Peterson, Sisters Rebecca, Kathleen,...
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