Daniel G. Credit
Daniel George Credit died Feb. 9, 2002, in St. Paul. He was 75.
He was born Jan. 8, 1927, in Boston. He entered the U.S. Navy and was a 30-year veteran, serving in the World War II, Korea and Vietnam wars. He moved to Newberg in 1978 and was a cattle rancher from 1978 to 1985. In 1967, he married Ada Davies. She died in 1985. According to a close friend he was always trying to help people, find kids to mentor or helping new families.
Survivors include brother Richard of California and sister Kay Murray of Connecticut.
No services are scheduled. Disposition will be by cremation.
Memorial contributions may be made to Providence Hospice in care of American Burial and Cremation, 11825 S.W. Pacific Highway, Tigard, OR 97223.
H. Lee Swantek
H. Lee Swantek died Feb. 6, 2002, in McMinnville of lung cancer. He was 79.
He was born Jan. 19, 1923, in Yonkers, N.Y., where he attended school. He moved to Portland in September 1958 and to Newberg in 1962; in 1990 he moved to McMinnville. He and his life partner, Donald Hutchinson, celebrated their 43rd anniversary in March 2001. Together they joined the First Baptist Church in McMinnville and owned and operated the Hobby Hut Ceramic Studio in Newberg for 30 years before selling the business and retiring in McMinnville.
Survivor is life partner Donald Hutchinson of McMinnville.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Feb. 23 at the First Baptist Church, 125 S.W. Cowls, McMinnville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, First Baptist Church or Habitat for Humanity in McMinnville.
Leona A. Koehn
Leona Aileen Koehn died Feb. 1, 2002, at a hospital in Whittier, Calif. She was 95.
She was born Nov. 1, 1906, in Dayton to Adam and Frances (Wilson) Bauer. She grew up and attended school in Dayton. On June 12, 1926, she married Frederick Koehn in Newberg. She moved to Trail in British Columbia, Canada, with her husband where he worked for Consolidated Mining and Smelting Company. They lived in Trail for 17 years before returning to Portland in 1945.
She worked as a retail clerk at Fred Meyer for several years before the couple bought a grocery store in Southeast Portland which they operated until 1958, when they moved to Newberg. In 1995, she moved to Whittier, Calif., to live with her daughter. She enjoyed reading and gardening.
She was preceded in death by husband, Frederick, in May 1986.
A cryptside service was held Saturday in Valley View Memorial Park Mausoleum in Newberg with Father Gregory Gage officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association in care of Attrell’s Newberg Chapel, 207 Villa Road, Newberg, OR 97132.
H. L. ‘Bud’ Hesedahl
H.L. "Bud" Hesedahl died Feb. 4 at his Newberg home. He was 73.
He was born March 1, 1928, in La Jolla, Calif., to Christian and Opal (Harmon) Hesedahl. He moved with his family as a young child to Newberg where he attended the local schools and graduated from Newberg High School in 1946.
On Feb. 14, 1947, he married Maxine Huffman in Vancouver, Wash. That year he began working for U.S. Bank in Newberg and Oregon City for 35 years as an assistant manager before retiring in 1982. He enjoyed flower gardening, antiques and Ham radios.
Survivors include: wife Maxine of Newberg; sons, Michael, Gary and Chris, all of Newberg; daughter Kim Keinonen of Newberg; brothers, Irwin of Newberg and Bob Mooney of Reno; sister Patricia Evans of Poulsbo, Wash.; 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held Thursday at Attrell’s Newberg Chapel with Robert Brisbin officiating. Private committal was at Newberg Friends Cemetery in Newberg.
Memorial contributions may be made to Providence St. Vincent Hospice in care of Attrell’s Newberg Chapel, 207 Villa Road, Newberg, OR 97132.
Roderick C. Watson
Roderick C. Watson Jr. of Newberg died Feb. 3, 2002. He was 51.
He was born Aug. 14, 1950, in Artesia, N.M., to Ilene (Kline) and Roderick Watson Sr. As a child the family lived to various states. In 1963, he moved with his family to Newberg. He graduated from Newberg High School with high shop honors. He attended Portland Community College and made a living as a specialty welder before he became ill.
He enjoyed the outdoors, camping, hunting, fishing, skiing and the ocean. He also enjoyed reading, music, photography and good food.
Survivors include: mother Ilene Kline of Newberg; sisters, Pam Baker, Gwen Watson, La Von Fuller, all of Newberg; brothers, Mike of Newberg, Gayl of Idaho and Ray Kline of Portland; sister Nancy Kurz of Monmouth and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Roderick Watson Sr.
At the family’s request there will be no public service; private interment will be held.
Eugene Paul of Newberg died Feb. 2, 2002. He was 74.
He born June 4, 1927, in Columbus, Ga., to Teresa (Gentry) and Robert Paul. He lived in Tuscaloosa, Ala., until he was 15. He then served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, beginning in 1943, and was discharged in 1946. He was a machinist in the Navy shipyards in Bremerton, Wash., for most of his life. He lived in Bremerton until retiring to Newberg about 20 years ago.
He was active in the Newberg Christian Church. He enjoyed driving and taking trips to Reno.
Survivor is brother Carroll Paul of Newberg. He was preceded in death by daughter, Judy, son Darwin, brothers, Robert and Lester and sisters Nellie and Sarah.
A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Newberg Christian Church, 2315 Villa Road, with Pastor Lee Shafer officiating. He was buried at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland Feb. 6.
Memorial contributions can be made in his name to the American Heart Association, 1425 N.E. Irving, Suite 100, Portland, OR 97232.
Claude E. Davis
Claude E. Davis died Feb. 1, 2002, in Newberg of natural causes. He was 88.
He was born July 22, 1913, in Gervais, to Nellie (Sheperd) and Burt Davis. On Feb. 9, 1935, he married Eileen Hall. He worked as a hardware salesman and retired in 1978. For most of his life he lived in the Portland metro area, including Sellwood and Milwaukie. He was a member of the Baptist Church. In 1986 he moved to Friendsview Manor in Newberg and had lived there ever since.
Survivors include: wife Eileen of Newberg; daughters De Ette Rood of Portland and Marilyn Martin of Bend; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Friendsview Bus Fund in care of The Portland Memorial Inc., 6631 S.E. 14th Ave., Portland, OR 97202.
Mildred B. Bendtsen
Mildred Botilda Bendtsen died Feb. 3, 2002, in Sheridan. She was 94.
She was born July 26, 1907, in Amarillo, Texas. On March 25, 1933, she married Laurits Bendtsen. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Christian Church in Portland and the United Methodist Church in Newberg. From 1933 to 1964, she lived in Hood River. She was a Newberg resident from 1964 to 1985. She was a Terwilliger Plaza resident from 1985 until she died and took classes at Portland Community College.
Survivors include: son David of Amity; daughter Christina Brown of Amity; three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
A public memorial service open house will be held at 1 p.m. today (Saturday) at the home of Christina Brown of Amity. Private burial will be at Newberg Friends Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family.
Mildred ‘Millie’ H. Smith
Mildred ‘Millie’ Helen Smith died Jan. 31, 2002, at a Sherwood adult foster care. She was 82.
She was born July 13, 1919, in Hooker, Okla., to Charles and Nora (Fraizer) Barker. At a young age she moved with her family to Kansas and then to Colorado. In 1936, they moved to Newberg where she lived the rest of her life.
After graduating from high school, she went to beauty school in Portland. After graduation she worked in Portland for a short period before coming to work in Newberg. On Sept. 22, 1940, she married Samuel Smith in Newberg. She purchased Ethel’s Beauty Shop and the My Ladies Beauty Shop and merged them together under the name My Ladies Beauty Shop. She operated the shop for six years before selling the business and began raising a family.
She was a member of the United Methodist Church and the Eagles Auxiliary in Newberg. She enjoyed gardening, traveling, animals and dancing. She also enjoyed spending time as a grandmother and great-grandmother.
Survivors include: son Allen of Dundee; daughter Pamela Shaubel; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by husband, Samuel, in 1994; brothers, Raymond and Charles Barker, and sister Margery Youngs.
A memorial service was held Monday at the Valley View Memorial Park Mausoleum in Newberg with Todd Hall officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Providence St. Vincent’s Hospital or Alzheimer’s Association in care of Attrell’s Newberg Chapel, 207 Villa Road, Newberg, OR 97132.
Betty J. Brown
Betty Jane Brown died Jan. 30, 2002, at her Sherwood home. She was 83.
She was born Dec. 7, 1918, in Wellsville, Ohio, to John and Almedia (Hartley) Biggs. She grew up and attended school in Youngstown, Ohio. On June 15, 1938, she met and married Harold Brown in Youngstown where they made their home. They moved to Pasadena, Calif., in 1949 and then moved to Redlands, Calif., where they raised their family. After moving to Hood River in 1970 and living there for a time, they returned back to California. From there she moved to Molalla then back to Redlands. In 1995, she moved to the Sherwood area where she lived the rest of her life.
She enjoyed spending time with her family, Sunday drives, picnics and traveling.
Survivors include: daughters, Betty Shuell of Sherwood, Shirley Brown of Tualatin and Jolene Tollefsen of Newberg; brothers, Mickey Biggs of Culver City, Calif., Robert and Raymond Edwards of Redlands and George Edwards of San Diego, Calif.; sisters, Genieve Kindard of Montclair, Calif., and Bernice Bagwell of Redlands; 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by husband, Harold, in 1988 and son Harold Jr.
A funeral service was held Monday in Attrell’s Sherwood Chapel with Pastor Mike Ruptak officiating. Concluding service followed at Mountain View Cemetery in Oregon City.
Jess H. Roe
Former Newberg resident Jess H. Roe died Feb. 3, 2002, at a Tualatin hospital. He was 76.
He was born Sept. 25, 1925, in Portland to John and Jessie (Cash) Roe. He grew up in Portland and attended Lake Oswego Grade School and later West Linn High School. He served in in the U.S. Army/Air Force for two years. Upon returning he attended Multnomah College.
On May 3, 1947, he married Jeanne Emmons in Portland. For a couple of years he worked for Oregon Grange Wholesale. In October 1950 he joined the Portland Police Department where he worked for six years until he was injured and disabled on the job. Later he owned and operated Oswego Equipment Company.
In the early-1960s he raised and registered polled Herefords for 10 years. He retired to Newberg in 1984, where the couple made their home until three years ago when they moved to Amity where they have since resided. He enjoyed traveling and his beloved border collies.
Survivors include: wife Jeanne of Amity; daughters, Christine Roe of Sherwood and Susan Snyder of Newberg; two grandchildren of Newberg. He was preceded in death by son, Michael, in 1999.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Valley Baptist Church in McMinnville with Pastor Kelly Boggs officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Portland Police Bureau - Sunshine Division or Shriner’s Hospital for Children in care of Attrell’s Newberg Chapel, 207 Villa Road, Newberg, OR 97132.
Milton C. VanHorn
Portland native Milton C. VanHorn died Jan. 27, 2002, at Providence Newberg Hospital. He was 86.
He was born Oct. 19, 1915, in Portland. He was an Oregonian his entire life. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the 10th Mountain Ski Division. He enjoyed snow skiing and was a member of the Northwest Christmas Tree Association. He was also a 55-year member of the Bricklayers and Allied Craftsman Union, as well as a master gardener.
Survivors include: daughter Milynn Schaefer of Newberg; brother Bob of Portland and six grandchildren.
Private burial will be held at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Columbia River Girl Scouts Council in care of Willowland Day Camp, P.O. Box 2427, Lake Oswego, OR 97035.
Juanita M. Morrison
Juanita M. Morrison died Jan. 28, 2002, at Cashman House in Newberg. She was 91.
She was born Nov. 30, 1910, in Huntington, W. Va., to Jesse Kooken and Edith (Pearl) Perry. She married Joseph Morrison. Working as a professional photographer in Detroit, she moved her family to Redondo Beach, Calif., and worked for Northrup Aircraft Corporation as a graphic arts technician for 22 years. Retiring in the late-1970s, she moved to Escondido, Calif. In 1993, she moved to Oregon with her son. She lived in McMinnville for a few years before moving to Newberg. She attended St. Peter’s Catholic Church and was a member of the Third Order of Franciscan Ministers.
Survivors include: daughter Patricia Law; sons, Charles and Peter of Prescott, Ariz., and Jim of Newberg; nine grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph, in 1953.
Interment will be held at the San Lois Rey Mission in Oceanside, Calif.
Carl ‘Mac’ McNamee
Carl "Mac" McNamee died Jan. 27, 2002, in Newberg. He was 89.
He was born Nov. 24, 1912, in Coalburg, Ohio. He worked as a warehouse superintendent in the steel industry. In 1938, he married Helen Barber. From 1939 to 1960, he lived in Oregon. In 1960, he moved to Whittier, Calif., until 1979 when he returned to Oregon. He had lived in Newberg for the last two years. During World War II he served in the military in Seebees. He enjoyed fishing and was a member of the St. Clare’s Catholic Church.
Survivors include: son William of Salem; daughter Mary Huff of Newberg; brother Earl of Ohio; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A private burial will be held at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Portland.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Yamhill County Evergreen-Doe Humane Society, P.O. Box 8 McMinnville, OR 97128.
Mabel L. Gillaspie
Mabel Louise Gillaspie of Newberg died Jan. 26, 2002. She was 91.
She was born Jan. 26, 1911, in a sod house in South Dakota. In 1918, she moved to Pekin, Ill. In 1926, she moved to McMinnville and graduated from McMinnville High School in 1929 and Linfield College in 1933. On Aug. 23, 1937, she married Gerald Gillaspie in McMinnville. In 1937, they moved to Portland. Her husband was a minister and they lived in Helix, Amity and Castleford, Idaho.
From 1948 to 1950, she taught in a one-room school in Falls City. From 1950 to 1953, she taught in a two-room school (first- through fourth-grade) in Grand Island. From 1954 to 1971, she taught at Willamina Grade School. In 1971, the couple moved to Newberg and helped establish and taught at Chehalem Valley Christian School for 10 years.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church in McMinnville and most recently a member of the Christian Gospel Assemblies in Newberg. She enjoyed gardening, raising flowers and sewing.
Survivors include: son Paul of Newberg; foster daughter Mary Jordon of Salem; three grandchildren; three foster grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by husband, Gerald, and sister, Kathryn Kulp.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. today (Saturday) at Christian Gospel Assemblies with the Revs. Tom Valencia and Berne McNelly officiating. Interment will follow at Valley View Memorial Park in Newberg.
Memorial contributions may be made to African Missions in care of Macy and Son Funeral Directors, 135 N. Evans St., McMinnville, OR 97128.
Ronald Brown of Newberg died of multiple sclerosis June 7, 2002. He was 51.
He was born June 23, 1950, in Newberg to Harry and Lucille (Day) Brown. He grew up in Newberg, where he attended Edwards Grade School, Renne Middle School and graduated from Newberg High School in 1969.
He worked for City Tire Company in Newberg and Marco and Goodyear in Portland. In 1968, he went on disability because of multiple sclerosis. He enjoyed motorcycles and sprint car racing.
Survivors include: mother Lucille Brown of Newberg; sister Judy Friesz of Sherwood; stepsister Sheryl Mitchell; one niece and one nephew and several aunts and uncles.
A funeral service was held Monday at Attrell’s Newberg Chapel with Pastor Lee Shafer officiating. Committal followed at Newberg Friends Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Home Health Care Hospice of McMinnville in care of Attrell’s Newberg Chapel, 207 Villa Road, Newberg, OR 97132.
Donna Z. Mourer
Donna Zoe (Matherly) Mourer of Newberg died June 9, 2002. She was 73.
She was born Oct. 18, 1928, in Newberg to Halick and Lottie Matherly. She was a lifelong Newberg resident and was a waitress at area restaurants and a housewife.
She enjoyed crafts, sewing, gardening (especially her flowers) and spending time with her grandchildren.
Survivors include: daughter Jacqueline Mourer of Woodburn; sisters, Vivian Beck of Newberg and Nancy Hawkins of Bend; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her mother Lottie and father Halick; sister Mickie Caldwell; daughter Diane Lewis and brother, William, in 2002.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Hubbard Christian Center in Hubbard.
Memorial contributions may be made to Willamette Valley Hospice, 2700 Market St. N.E., Salem, OR 97301.
Lorrin M. White
Lorrin M. White died May 30, 2002, at home in Newberg. He was 78.
He was born Sept. 17, 1923, in St. Anthony, Idaho, to Joseph and Mae (Chandler) White; he was the youngest of 10 children. He attended school at West Yellowstone Park where his dad built the first store and cabin camp; he graduated from high school in St. Anthony. He was a lifelong member of the Latter-day Saints church. In 1942, he married his high school sweetheart, Verla Taylor, before leaving for the service.
He served in the 150th combat engineers as a machine gunner and supply sergeant. He landed at Normandy on D-Day and also saw service in England, Belgium, Germany and Holland. He was wounded by a land mine just before he was to return home to his wife and young son. He spent many months in the hospital and was discharged from De Witt General Hospital on crutches with a Purple Heart and the European Theater Ribbon with five bronze battle stars.
A few years after his return, he started his own insurance agency, specializing in life and health. After his wife Verla died, he married Susan Schroeder on Feb. 14, 1981.
Survivors include: five children from both families, 21 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by his oldest son, Jerry.
A funeral service was held Wednesday in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Newberg with Pastor Gene Platt officiating. Interment was held in Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Missionary Fund in care of Attrell’s Newberg Chapel, 207 Villa Road, Newberg, OR 97132.
Grace I. Francis
Grace Inez Francis of Newberg died at home June 4, 2002. She was 94.
She was born Dec. 10, 1907, in Springbrook to Grant and Blanche (Kincaid) Heater. She grew up and received her education at Springbrook Grade School and, later, Newberg High School. In 1926, she became the musician, organ and piano player at the Francis Theater in Newberg prior to her marriage to Ted Francis on Jan. 23, 1927. The couple owned and operated the Cameo Theater, Francis Theater and the Highway 99 Drive-in in Newberg and the Mac Theater and the drive-in in McMinnville.
According to family members, she played for quite awhile after her marriage but the “talkies” were coming and her days as an accompanist at the theater were numbered.
She was preceded in death by husband Ted in June 1999. According to her family she was a talented musician and played for more than 220 local weddings, with dance bands and at many local events, becoming known at “Mrs. Piano.”
Survivors include: son Robert of Newberg; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by son, Stewart, four brothers and two sisters.
At the request of the family no services will be held at this time. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice in care of Attrell’s Newberg Chapel, 207 Villa Road, Newberg, OR 97132.
Max W. Branson
Max W. Branson of Glendale, Ariz., died at home May 27, 2002. He was 74.
He was born May 11, 1928, in Delores, Colo., to Millard and Agnes (Crapo) Branson. He was a graduate of Snowflake High School in Arizona.
In 1947, he married Rayola in McNary, Ariz. In 2001, they were married in the Portland temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
He was a self-employed logger before becoming a paper mill superintendent in Snowflake and then Newberg. He made and kept homes for his family in both Arizona and California. In 1990 he retired.
He enjoyed all sports, never missing a game of his own children during their high school and college years. He also enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing and woodworking. He particularly enjoyed RV-ing and traveling with his wife and taking his children and grandchildren on special trips.
Survivors include: wife Rayola of Arizona; sons, Terry of Glendale, Ariz., and Ron of Newberg; daughters, Barbara Stock and Carla Hopp, both of Newberg; sisters, Edna Ramsey and Betty Mills of Snowflake and Audrey Rath of Phoenix, Ariz.; 15 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by parents, Millard and Agnes Branson.
Services were held Friday in the Snowflake Latter-day Saints Main Street chapel in Snowflake.
Clarence "Pete" Crowell
Pete Crowell died May 12, 2002, in Portland. He was 54.
He was born March 15, 1948, in Ashland, Kent., to Clarence and Emma Lou Crowell. According to his family he was a man with a mission. In the 1970s he improved rural health care in Appalachia, starting one of the first helicopter Life Flight services in Pittsburgh and improved Yamhill County’s 9-1-1 service. As director of YCOM, he knew many of those in law enforcement throughout the county.
When his illness prevented him from working full-time he devoted himself to bringing mediation into the McMinnville schools and neighborhoods and healing the world "one man at a time" with the New Warrior Network. He counseled and encouraged other persons facing cancer.
He learned to sail in his 40s and family members said he relished the challenge of open sailing and learned celestial navigation and received his captain certification.
Survivors include: wife Lynn of McMinnville; parents, Clarence and Emma Lou of Danville, Kent,; son Robert of Gresham; brother David of Versailles, Kent.; sisters, Ann Boyer of Huntington, W. Virginia, and Cheryl Seneff of Nashville.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 3 p.m. today (Saturday) at the First Baptist Church in McMinnville, 125 S. Cowls St., with minister and friend, Steven Smith, officiating.
Nina F. Branum
Nina Faye Branum died May 23, 2002. She was 84.
She was born June 11, 1917, in Tryon, Okla., to Daniel and Ethel (Harding) Tracy. She was raised and educated in Tryon.
On Dec. 23, 1934, she married Jess Branum in Tryon. The couple moved to Kansas in 1935. They lived in Lyons, Kan., until moving to Richland, Wash., in 1947. They continued to live in the Tri-Cities until moving to Vernonia in 1980. From there they moved to Aloha in 1988 and in 1999 she moved to Newberg.
In 1937, she joined the Church of the Nazarene and had been a member of the Hillsboro church since 1980. She was the church organist there and taught for about 45 years. She was serving as the supervisor of the adult Sunday school at the time of her death.
She enjoyed crocheting, sewing, hand work, growing flowers in her garden, reading and is remembered by her family as being a "lifelong learner." She was also a Portland Trail Blazers fan and was said by family to have a good sense of humor.
Survivors include: daughters, Lequita "Lea" Clark of Nampa, Idaho, and Myrna Willard of Dundee; seven grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother, one sister and husband, Jess, in 1994.
A graveside service was held Thursday at Desert Lawn Memorial Park in Kennewick, Wash. A reception followed at the funeral home.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. today (Saturday) at the Hillsboro Church of the Nazarene. Memorial contributions may be made to Health Dynamics Hospice, 2275 N.E. McDaniel Lane, McMinnville, OR 97128.
Edward F. Hicks
Edward F. Hicks of McMinnville died May 27, 2002, at home. He was 78.
He was born April 6, 1924, in Union Bay, British Columbia, Canada, to Edward and Mary (Barkley) Hicks. He moved to Oregon in 1925 and lived in Oregon, Washington and Idaho. He was in the U.S. Army during World War II and the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. After the war he moved to Portland and worked for Pacific Northwest Bell.
On July 17, 1948, he married Charleen Rea in North Bonneville, Wash. In 1968 he retired. In 1974 he moved to Newberg and to McMinnville in 1994.
He enjoyed traveling and he had RV-ed for more than 45 years. The highlight of his travels included a two-year, 50,000-mile road trip around the U.S. He also enjoyed reading and family members said he was a connoisseur of fine restaurants.
Survivors include: wife Charleen of McMinnville; son Dave of Rogue River; daughter Susan Noland of Banks; sisters, Sybil Barker of Portland and Francine Hummel of Anaconda, Mont.; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
A graveside service was held Friday at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland with Pastor Jim Peterson officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Health Dynamics Hospice in care of Macy and Son Funeral Directors, 135 N. Evans, McMinnville, OR 97128.
Wilbur D. Johnson
Former St. Paul resident Wilbur DeLemoine Johnson of Albany died May 26, 2002. He was 82.
He was born Aug. 18, 1919, in Chappel, Neb., to Edwin and Olga (Anderson) Johnson. In 1940, the family moved to Oregon. They lived in Brownsville and several other places in the state.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1944 until June 1946 and served in World War II. For about six months he was a guard at a Japanese interment camp in California. He was then an military policeman in the San Francisco-Oakland area. He was a farmer with his father and brother Melvin until 1963.
He was a custodian at St. Paul Elementary School and retired in 1982; from 1974 to 1997 he lived in St. Paul. In 1998, he moved to Albany living at the Waverly Grant Home until September 2001, when he became a resident at the Albany Care Center.
He enjoyed family, polka music, reading, woodworking, gardening and driving trips. He made several trips to Nebraska to visit relatives.
Survivors include: sister Elna Marsh of Albany; brother Melvin of Loma Linda, Calif.; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by brother, Myron, in 1995.
A funeral service was held Wednesday at Simon-Woodburn Funeral Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to Evergreen Hospice, 1046 Sixth Ave. S.W., Albany, OR 97321.
Marilyne J. Tucker
Marilyne Joy Tucker of Newberg died May 22, 2002, at home. She was 43.
She was born Sept. 7, 1958, in Murray, Utah, to Robert and Dollie (Davis) Clum. She grew up and attended school in the Eugene area and graduated from Willamette High School in Springfield. In 1980, she moved to Newberg. On April 21, 1981, she married Richard Racette II; they were divorced in February 1992.
She worked at Commercial Bank as a personal representative. She enjoyed serving customers and family members said she had a special love for the elderly.
On July 24, 1994, she married Tommy Tucker in Las Vegas. She resigned from the bank and took several years off to work on the farm. She went back to work at Fred Meyer in the pharmacy as a technician and enjoyed customer service. She was currently on medical leave for health problems related to fibermyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis.
According to her family, she loved her children, grandchildren and being with all children. Her other love was her dogs. Her hobbies included collecting antiques, especially salt and pepper shakers. She enjoyed growing flowers, being in the country and making arrangements for family and friends.
Survivors include: husband Tommy of Newberg; daughter Jennifer Racette of Lake Oswego; son Richard Racette III of Temecula, Calif.; stepsons, Martin of Newberg and Danny of Vancouver, Wash.; stepdaughter Cindy Turpen of Longview, Wash.; brother Marvin of Eugene; sisters, Myrna Schetzsle of Eugene, Marcia Clum-Campbell of Leaburg and Mary Clum of La Pine; six grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. today (Saturday) in Attrell’s Newberg Chapel with Jess Strickland officiating. Committal is private.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital or the Newberg Animal Shelter in care of Attrell’s Newberg Chapel, 207 Villa Road, Newberg, OR 97132.
Taffy J. McDonald
Taffy J. McDonald died May 26, 2002, at her home in Amity. She was 40.
She was born June 11, 1961, in Bozeman, Mont., to Charles and Carol McDonald. They moved to Portland in 1963. She moved from Portland to Dundee in 1993, then to Amity in 2000. She served in the military and went to school to receive a degree as a certified nurse’s assistant. She showed bulldogs and was a member of the Oregon State Bulldog Club and Bulldog Clubs of America. She enjoyed gardening, woodcarving, cross-stitch, crocheting and ceramics.
Survivors include: mother Carol of Amity; sister Carmel Ball of Hawthorne, Neb.; brother Stuart of Phoenix, Ariz.
No services will be held.
Douglas D. Peterson
Douglas D. Peterson of Newberg died May 28, 2002, at home. He was 81.
He was born Aug. 5, 1920, in Karlstad, Minn., to August and Blanche (Radschweit) Peterson. He grew up and attended school in Minnesota. On Dec. 25, 1941, he married Mary Lois in Aitkin, Minn. He was a member of the Minnesota National Guard when World War II broke out. He was sent overseas and was involved in the invasion of North Africa where he was taken prisoner for 20 months.
In 1948, after his time in the service, the couple moved to Newberg. He was employed at the Newberg paper mill for more than 30 years before he retired. The couple moved to the Nut Tree Mobile Home Estates in Newberg 12 years ago, where he lived until his death.
He was a member of the Sherwood Elks Lodge and an officer of the Newberg Veterans Post. He enjoyed serving meals at the senior center, bird watching, gardening, fishing, reading Western novels and spending time with family and friends.
Survivors include: sons, Jim of Dundee, Donald of Salem and Leslie of Newberg; daughter Kathy Compton of Newberg; brother Larry of Newberg; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by wife, Mary, in 1999, and brothers, Vance and Ronald.
A graveside service with interment was held Friday at Valley View Memorial Park in Newberg with Chaplain Robert Ledden officiating.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Legacy Hospice of McMinnville in care of Attrell’s Newberg Chapel, 207 Villa Road, Newberg, OR 97132.
Ethel E. Pihlstrom
Ethel Elenora Pihlstrom of Newberg died May 25, 2002. She was 99.
She was born April 15, 1903, in Warren, Minn., to Carl and Christina (Lovisa) Pihlstrom. Her parents were immigrants from Sweden who settled in Warren in 1881.
She attended the public schools and graduated from Warren High School in 1921. She received her inheritance in advance and went on to the University of Minnesota where she graduated in 1925 with a bachelor of science degree from the college of education with a major in history.
After college she taught high school for 17 years in the towns of Climax, Aitkin and Fergus Falls, Minn., then for 25 years at Muskegon High School in Michigan.
In 1967, she returned to Warren to live with her sister Emma on the old homestead. After her sister retired they moved to Newberg in 1977, settling near their niece, Elizabeth.
During retirement she traveled much of the world, including the East Coast from Florida to Maine, Hawaii, Alaska, Australia, New Zealand, Samoa, Fiji, Tahiti, Mexico and the Netherland Antilles, Israel, China and Taiwan, South Korea and Europe, including Scandinavia.
A lifetime member of the Evangelical Covenant Church in Warren, she was also a member of the First Baptist Church in Newberg. She was involved in many community organizations where she lived. Past memberships included Warren Hospital Auxiliary, American Association of University of Women, Altrusa International, Alpha Delta Kappa and Newberg Community Hospital Auxiliary.
Survivors include numerous nieces and nephews, including Carol Buchalter of Newberg and Carolyn Shank of Dundee, and friends including Sandy Mitchell of Newberg.
Interment will be today (Saturday) at Valley View Memorial Park in Newberg.