Kenneth B. Sonday
Nov. 12, 1924 - May 26, 2006
Kenneth "Ken" B. Sonday, of Chico, Calif., formerly of Dallas, died May 26.
He was born to George and Ella Sonday in Seward, Neb.
He was raised on a farm in Seward and joined the Coast Guard then served in the U.S. Army.
He married Jo Ann Smith June 3, 1948 in Milford, Neb.
Ken attended trade school where he learned body and fender repair then moved to Seward where he worked in the trade.
Ken and Jo moved their family to Dallas in 1955. He opened his own body shop as a hobby and worked for Caterpillar as a spray painter for 32 years, retiring in 1987. That same year they moved to Chico. Ken worked for Diamond Lumber until they closed and then had his own yard maintenance business until 2004 when he retired.
Ken was an active member of First Assembly of God Church in Chico.
Survivors include his wife, Jo; sons, Steve (Shirley) Sonday and Tony (Cher) Sonday; daughters, Vickie Tully and Pam (Jody) Wassmer; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Memorial service was June 3 at First Assembly of God Church.
Contributions may be made to Ken Sonday Memorial Fund in care of Newton-Bracewell Chico Funeral Home, 680 Camellia Way, Chico, CA 95926.
Mary Lou Davis
March 8, 1915 - June 7, 2006
Mary Lou Davis, 91, of Dallas died June 7.
She was born in Non, Okla., and was the longest-living member of a family that included six brothers and two sisters.
She moved to California, where she met and married Wayne Davis. When their son, Jim, was nearly finished with his schooling, Mary Lou finished work on her college degree and pursued a career in education.
She taught elementary children for nearly 30 years. She was a pioneer in setting up a district-wide reading program. Before retiring in 1978 she was recognized as outstanding educator in the school district.
She had been active in her church, various civic groups and served as a volunteer in a number of organizations.
She traveled throughout the United States, missing by only two or three state visiting them all. She also visited Europe, Australia, and Mexico. In spite of her many accomplishments and travels, she was most passionate about people, particularly her family.
She was preceded in death by her husband, all of her siblings and a great-grandson.
Survivors include her son, Jim; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
There will be a private family service.
Dallas Mortuary Tribute handled arrangements.
Thelma Joyce DuPont
March 13, 1934 - June 4, 2006
Thelma Joyce DuPont, 72, of La Pine died June 4.
She was born in Independence to Max and Lena Mode Simpson.
Thelma married Glenn DuPont in 1967 in Monmouth.
She worked as a cook and in nursing.
She enjoyed cooking, arts and crafts, and shopping.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn in 2002, daughter, Gabriella Collingham in 1977 and a brother, Andrew Taylor.
Survivors include her sisters, Mildred Robinette, Bonnie Kirkland, and Sally Collingham; brother, Donald Simpson; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Graveside service was June 12 at Hilltop Cemetery in Independence.
Contributions may be made to Hospice House of Bend in care of Bollman Funeral Home in Dallas which handled arrangements.
Louis Eugene Hamilton
March 3, 1931 - June 8, 2006
Louis Eugene Hamilton, 75, of Monmouth died June 8.
He was born to Maxwell and Fern Hamilton in Kansas.
He grew up in the Midwest and graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in animal science. While at MSU he met and married his wife, Dawn Howard.
He served in the Air Force, flying as a navigator for three years, and earned the rank of first lieutenant. Later he joined the Oregon Air National Guard and flew for many years, retiring as a captain.
Louis and Dawn settled in the Willamette Valley, purchasing a farm near Airlie in 1956. He grew a variety of crops throughout his 50 years of farming, including grass seed and Christmas trees, and also raised cattle.
He was active in many Polk County organizations. He was president of the Polk County Livestock Association, first chairman of the Polk Soil and Water Conservation District, chairman of the Oregon Orchardgrass Seed Commission, and was a board member of the Ag West Coop and the Farmer's Home Administration. In 1980 he was voted Oregon Conservation Farmer of the Year.
Louis and his wife traveled the world together visiting more than a dozen countries. He enjoyed sailing, hunting and fishing. His main love was his family and farming, and he farmed with his son, Steve, for more than 26 years.
Survivors include his wife, Dawn; son, Steve (Bev) Hamilton; daughter, Holly (Leland) Hamilton-Dake; sister, Marliene (Dave) Costa; and five grandchildren.
At his request no service will be held. A private family memorial will be held July 16.
Contributions may be made to Animal Humane Society of Willamette Valley (Corvallis or Salem).
Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service in Salem handled arrangements.
Harold R. Cooper
Aug. 27, 1927 - June 9, 2006
Harold R. Cooper, 78, of La Pine died June 9.
He was born in Airlie to Lauren and Maude Cole Cooper.
Harold graduated from Falls City High School and served in the Air Force.
He married Vivian Wallace Cooper on Dec. 26, 1947 in Dallas.
His career included work in lumber yards, in mills as a millwright and driving trucks for the mills.
He was a member of High Lakes Christian Church.
Harold's interests included hunting, fishing, camping, and he loved visiting with family and friends.
He was preceded in death by a son, two brothers and a sister.
Survivors include his wife, Vivian Cooper of La Pine; son, Vernon Cooper of La Pine; brother, Gene Cooper of Cottage Grove; sister, Irene Cooper of Troutdale; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Service is 1 p.m. Saturday, June 17 at High Lakes Christian Church on Day Road in La Pine.
Contributions may be made to La Pine Senior Center, PO Box 1279, La Pine, OR 97739 or Newberry Hospice, PO Box 1888, La Pine, OR 97739.
Baird Memorial Chapel in Bend handled arrangements.
Deloris J. Harlow
May 6, 1923 - June 7, 2006
Deloris J. Harlow, 83, of Dallas died June 7.
Private interment will be held.
Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center handled arrangements.
Delmer Ernest Ferguson
Sept. 16, 1922 - June 10, 2006
Delmer Ernest Ferguson, 83, of Albany, formerly of Dallas, died June 10.
Viewing is 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, June 14 and 15 at Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center. Service is 11 a.m. Friday, June 16 at Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center and interment will follow at Dallas Cemetery.
Thelma Joyce DuPont
March 13, 1934 - June 4, 2006
Thelma Joyce DuPont, 72, of La Pine, formerly of Monmouth, died June 4.
Visitation is 10 a.m. to noon Monday, June 12 at Bollman Funeral Home in Dallas. Graveside service follows at 2 p.m. at Hilltop Cemetery in Independence.
Scott L. Flaming
Sept. 26, 1958 - May 13, 2006
Scott L. Flaming of Vancouver, Wash., died May 13.
He was born in Portland to Wayne and Evelyn Flaming.
He was raised in Dallas and Gladstone before moving to Southern California where he lived for most of his adult life. He had moved to Vancouver four years ago.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Jack and Myrtle Flaming and Frank and Agnes Neufeld.
Survivors include his children, Dustin Flaming of Vancouver, Brandon Flaming, Carrie Flaming, Ashley Flaming, Daniel Flaming and Heather Flaming, all of Anaheim, Calif.; parents, Wayne and Evelyn Flaming of Vancouver; sisters, Patti (Brett) Bryant and Jill (Jeff) Kelly, all of Vancouver.
Memorial service was May 22 at New Heights Church in Vancouver.
Contributions may be made to the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill for the study of Bipolar Disorder, 317 E 39th St., Vancouver, WA 98663.