Danny Gene Ross
April 26, 1952 - Aug. 3, 2007
Danny Gene Ross, 55, of Falls City died on Aug. 3 in Falls City.
He was born in Dallas to Harold and Dolores Dunaway Ross.
Danny was a good dad, grandpa, and athlete. He enjoyed motorcycles and his many friends. He always made everybody laugh and he touched a lot of people's hearts.
Survivors include his mother, Dolores Ross; children, Rocky Ross, Nichoel Rickards, BJ Ross, Alysha Ross, June Ross, and Cody Ross; brother; Marvin Ross; sister, Sandy Armanakis; and 16 grandchildren.
Graveside service was Aug. 7 at the Lower Falls City Cemetery under the direction of Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center.
Contributions are suggested to the Dallas DOGGS Motorcycle group in care of Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center.
Earl James Fitzgerald
Dec. 9, 1940 - Aug. 4, 2007
Earl James Fitzgerald, 66, of Monmouth died Aug. 4.
He was born to Claude and Dorothy Rix Fitzgerald in Ainsworth, Neb.
He served in the Navy from 1959 to 1965.
Earl married Darlene on June 5, 1962 in Stevenson, Wash.
He worked in the timber industry for more than 45 years and was with Boise Cascade for 25 years in Valsetz until it closed in 1984. He later worked 13 years for Rosboro Lumber in Springfield, retiring in 2003.
Survivors include his wife, Darlene of Monmouth; daughters, Diane Reed and Katherine (Joe) Gutt, all of Albany; son, James (Jona) Fitzgerald of Albany; sisters, Claudine Sullenger of Dallas, Betty Wares of Nevada and Margaret Yetter of California; and eight grandchildren.
Graveside service is 2 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 9 at Dallas Cemetery followed by a celebration of life gathering at Dallas City Park.
Contributions are suggested to Benton County Hospice.
Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center handled arrangements.
Andrew L. Micek
Nov. 17, 1959 - Aug. 4, 2007
Andrew L. Micek, 47, of Monmouth died Aug. 4.
Andrew was born in Salem to John and Neoma Micek.
He was raised and spent his whole life in the Monmouth/Independence area graduating from Central High School.
He worked for Marquis Spa, and later as a cabinet maker in Salem.
Andrew enjoyed making walking sticks, crafts and the Independence Farmers Market. He also enjoyed growing herbs.
Survivors include his wife, Jane Micek of Monmouth; son, Lee Micek of Monmouth; daughters, Veronica Micek and Krystal Micek, both of Monmouth; sisters, Marilyn, Margaret, and Paula; and brother, Sam.
Celebration of life is 6 p.m., Thursday Aug. 9 at Monmouth Evangelical Church.
Farnstrom Mortuary, Independence handled arrangements.
Charles Clyde Gallaway
April 13, 1933 - Aug. 4, 2007
Charles Clyde Gallaway, 74, of Salem died Aug. 4.
He was born in Oklahoma.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie L. Gallaway in 1974.
Survivors include his sons, Darrell Gallaway, Michael Gallaway, and Ronnie (Ronda) Gallaway all of Salem; daughter, Michelle Gallaway of California; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Celebration of life was Aug. 11.
Farnstrom Mortuary, Independence handled arrangements.
Tyler Jene Lizer
July 1, 1981 - Aug. 3, 2007
Tyler Lizer, 26, of Dallas died Aug. 3.
He was born in Eagle River, Alaska, to Donnalee Lizer and Gerald Lizer.
He moved with his mother and siblings to Dallas in the early 1990s. He graduated from Dallas High School in 2001, then moved back to Alaska, spending most of his time between the Mat-Su Valley and Anchorage. He returned often for short periods to live in Dallas.
Ty enjoyed spending time with his family and friends camping, playing pool, bicycling, swimming, and singing karaoke.
Ty loved dogs and small children, the outdoors and nature. He enjoyed working with his brothers and building cabins in Alaska.
Ty was a rebel and liked the retro styles of the 50s and 60s. He was a free spirit who would move from place to place, coming and going with the seasons.
Survivors include his mother, Donnalee Lizer of Talkeetna, Alaska; father, Gerald Lizer of Wasilla, Alaska; siblings, Eric (Becka) Lizer, Brian (Cedar) Lizer, and Travis Lizer, all of Anchorage, and Jody Lizer and Crystal Lizer, both of Talkeetna; and his girlfriend, Helena Bifelt of Huslia, Alaska.
Tyler was cremated and will be interred at September Lake in Alaska, by the cabin he helped build in 2006.
Eugene Allen Rowell, Jr.
Jan. 7, 1943 - Aug. 6, 2007
Eugene Allen Rowell, Jr., 64, of Dallas died Aug. 6 in Dallas.
He was born in Dallas to Eugene Rowell, Sr., and Agnes Yakesh Rowell. Eugene was a lifelong resident of Dallas.
He served in the Navy during the Vietnam era. He was stationed on the USS Mann.
Eugene was married to Patricia Collier, Cheryl Miller and Sylvia Bowman.
He worked at Willamette Industries for more than 30 years. He was also a volunteer for the Dallas Fire Department and a member of BPOE.
He was an avid sportsman and outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, and photography.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Courtney Rowell.
Survivors include his daughters, Tammy (Don) Klug of Keizer and Teresa (Casey) Kolb of Salem; sisters, Mary (Jim) Heath of Lake View, Loretta (Frank) Smitch of Arizona; uncle, Ted Rowell of Oregon City; aunt, Helen McKibben of Dallas; six grandchildren; three great-grandsons; and several stepchildren.
Celebration of his life will be held at a later date. For more information contact Robert "Bobby" Rowell, 503-623-8534.
Contributions are suggested to the Dallas Fishing Derby.
Bollman Funeral Home, Dallas handled arrangements.
Ruth S. Boivin
Dec. 13, 1910 - Aug. 6, 2007
Ruth S. Boivin, 96, of Eugene, formerly of Klamath Falls and Medford, died Aug. 6 in Eugene.
Ruth was born in Sandpoint, Idaho to Samuel and Mabel Grant Simpson.
She grew up in Cheney, Wash., and attended Cheney Normal School for two years and earned her teaching degree. She lived in Elma, Wash., for a time where she worked at the TB Hospital.
Ruth married Wyatt Padgett Nov. 21, 1939 in Ashland. They lived in Klamath Falls where she worked as a bookkeeper for 10 years for COPCO Power Co., while Wyatt worked at Driscoll, Padgett & Hurley Insurance Agency. Wyatt died in 1977.
Ruth married former Harry Boivin, a state senator from Klamath Falls, on Aug. 9, 1986 in Klamath Falls. They settled in Medford in 1986 to reside at Rogue Valley Manor. Harry died in 1999.
Ruth moved to Eugene in 2005 and lived with her son.
She was an avid golfer and played until 1995.
Ruth was preceded in death by her three brothers, Claude, Maurice and Jay Simpson.
She is survived by her son, Joe Padgett of Eugene.
Graveside service is 1 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 18 in Mountain View Cemetery in Ashland under the direction of Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center in Dallas.