Richard Henry Allen Morris
Feb. 27, 1925 - March 14, 2005
Richard Henry Allen Morris of Dallas died March 14 in Corvallis. He was 80.
He was born to Elmer and Lucile Burmister Morris in Lincoln, Iowa.
Following his high school graduation he joined the U.S. Army serving from 1943 until being Honorably Discharged in 1946.
On March 5, 1965 he married Norma Jean Crawford in Omaha, Neb.
He had worked as the Building Supervisor for the Polk County Courthouse and retired in 1985.
Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Norma Morris of Dallas; son, Ernest; daughters, Lori, Dawn and Judy; brother, James; and sisters, Bea and Shirley.
Private family services were held.
Bollman Funeral Home in Dallas handled the arrangements.
Rose Martha Nielsen
Oct. 13, 1942 - March 25, 2005
Rose Martha Nielsen of Rickreall died March 25 after a courageous battle with a brain tumor. She was 62.
She was born to Peter and Martha Pokorny Krupicka in Aurora.
She graduated from North Marion High School in 1960 and from Oregon State University in 1965 with a degree in Home Economics Education.
She taught home economics at Amity High School from 1965 to 1969.
She married Soren Dejgaard Nielsen on Nov. 9, 1968 and they lived and worked on the family farm near Rickreall for 36 years.
She was a member of St. James Catholic Church in McMinnville. She was an active member of the Salem Graduate Home Economists. She served for 32 years on the Polk County Election Board. She also worked part-time at the Western Oregon University Bookstore and for three years at the Rickreall Post Office.
She enjoyed working on the costumes for the annual Rickreall Christmas Pageant. She loved gardening and was a 4-H leader for many years. One of her greatest joys was spending time with her grandchildren.
Survivors include her husband, Soren of Rickreall; daughters, Karen Watte of Albany and Anita Stryker of Vancouver, Wash.; son, Peter Nielsen of Iowa City, Iowa; sister, Angela Krupicka of Salem; brother, Edward P. Krupicka of Aurora; and four grandchildren.
Recitation of the Rosary will begin at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 30 with funeral mass following at 10 a.m., in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Salem. Graveside services will follow at 2 p.m., in the Bethel Cemetery between Amity and McMinnville.
Contributions may be made to the Providence Benedictine Nursing Center in care of the Bollman Funeral Home in Dallas.
Dec. 26, 1922 - March 20, 2005
Leo Morris of Dallas died March 20. He was 82.
He was born to Joseph C. and Dorothy M. Kennedy Morris in Fossil.
He grew up in Kinzua, Ore., attending school there and graduated from Wheeler County High School in 1940.
He had a lifelong love of aviation and after high school finished civilian pilot training as an instructor. He was a veteran of the Army Air Corp. He was a flight instructor and crop duster in the Willamette Valley.
While working at the Salem Airport he met Virginia Kitchen and they were married on May 5, 1949. They were married 53 years, until Virginia's death in 2002.
He retired from Willamette Industries in 1987.
He was an active volunteer for the Delbert Hunter Arboretum and also for the Evergreen Aviation Museum in McMinnville.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Charles, Ronald and Richard.
Survivors include his daughters, Susan Alderin of Bothell, Wash., Teresa Haley of Salem, Cynthia Sweet of St. Helens and Patricia Gallatly of Tyrone, Ga.; sister, Patricia Bells of Bend; brother, Robert of Mascoutah, Ill.; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Services were March 25.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Delbert Hunter Arboretum in care of Bollman Funeral Home in Dallas which handled the arrangements.
Tomas C. Fisher
Oct. 10, 1922 - March 27, 2005
Thomas C. Fisher of Dallas died March 27 in Dallas. He was 82.
He was born to Chester and Hazel Fisher in Salem.
He graduated from Salem High School in 1940. He was proud to be the president of his high school Future Farmers of American Club and was a member of the National Honor Society.
He married his high school sweetheart Betty Heine on Oct. 8, 1942 while he was a student at Willamette University.
His studies at Willamette University were cut short when he enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1943. While in the Air Corps he reached the rank of sergeant and served on a B24 bomber crew in the Pacific.
After the war he returned to Polk County to continue his lifelong love of farming and ranching. Besides farming he was a Polk County real estate appraiser for 19 years retiring in 1979.
He had many hobbies including reading, traveling and hunting. He really enjoyed big game hunting trips with his family to the high Alpine meadows of Eastern Oregon. He had strong convictions to his church, family and being a steward of the fields and forests.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Chet, Bill and John.
Survivors include his wife, Betty of Dallas; sons, Tom and Greg, both of Dallas; daughters, Jolene Moskal of Salem and Paula Warkentin of Eugene; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, March 30 and March 31 at Bollman Funeral Home in Dallas. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, April 1 at St. Philip Catholic Church in Dallas where he was a member for many years. Interment will follow at Fir Crest Cemetery in Monmouth.
Bollman Funeral Home in Dallas handled the arrangements.
Clyde M. Carrington
March 3, 1920 - March 20, 2005
Clyde M. Carrington a longtime Independence resident died on March 20 in Salem. He was 85.
He was born to Suzanna and Daniel Carrington in Fords Prairie, Wash.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a sergeant in the infantry in the Pacific. Following his return from active military service he worked in the logging industry until his retirement.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Juanita Carrington on May 29, 1996.
Survivors include his sons, Roy Carrington of Chico, Calif., Robert Carrington of Idaho Falls, Idaho and William Carrington of Bonney Lake, Wash.; daughters, Carmon Gagldari and Betty Carrington, both of Independence and Margaret Mann of Marysville, Wash.; brothers, Glen Carrington of Riverside, Calif., and Chester Carrington of Independence; sisters, Irene Stover of Kelso, Wash., and Dorthy Loudermilk of Arcata, Calif.; 21 grandchildren; and 35 great-grandchildren.
Services were March 25 at Cornerstone Christian Center in Independence and interment was at Smith Cemetery in Monmouth.
Farnstrom Mortuary in Independence handled the arrangements.
Milton A. McCullough
Feb. 15, 1924 - March 27, 2005
Milton A. McCullough of Dallas died March 27. He was 81.
He was born to Albert and Beulah Ready McCullough in Fruita, Colo.
He hopped a freight train to Oregon during The Depression. He was in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
He had lived in Independence and Willamina before moving to Dallas in 1957. He worked for Willamette Industries for 18 years retiring in 1986.
He was a member of the Western Council of Industrial Workers.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, and spending time in the mountains.
He was preceded in death by five sisters.
Survivors include his wife, Mae Marie McCullough of Dallas; sons, Jerry McCullough of Dallas and Ben McCullough in Albany; sister, Edna Dwyer of Salem; five grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be at 10 a.m., Friday, April 1 at Farnstrom Mortuary in Independence. Private interment will be at Hilltop Cemetery in Independence.
Dec. 15, 1925 - March 14, 2005
Marian Moyer longtime resident of Monmouth died March 14. She was 79.
She was born near John Day.
She graduated from now named, Western Oregon University and received her masters from Oregon State University.
She taught at Central High School and was also a counselor. She retired after 21 years in education with the Central School District.
She had majored in art and was known for her painting on gourds and her woodcarving. Her gourds featured many designs but was best known for her depiction of Santa Claus both painted and carved. Her works were sold locally including at Dancing Oaks Nursery.
Survivors include her husband of 19 years, Bill Moyer of Monmouth and other family members.
No services were held at her request.