Aug. 5, 1923 - June 21, 2006
Mickie Adolf, 82, formerly of Dallas, died June 21 in Kent, Wash.
Mickie was born in Weiser, Idaho to Harry and Mildred Robertson Garrett.
She grew up in Idaho and attended the University of Idaho, Southern Branch, studying Business.
Mickie married Al Adolf on Jan. 29, 1965 in Reno, Nev.
Al and Mickie owned and operated Adolf's Electric in Dallas, an appliance store and electrical contractor that Al's father founded. They also operated Breaktime Video and Yogurt store.
An active member of the community, Mickie was a member of the Oak Knoll Women's golf group and an avid bridge player who enjoyed her various playing groups.
Mickie also was active in Trinity Lutheran Church in Dallas.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Al in 1997 and a sister, Ann Kohler.
Survivors include her stepchildren, Mark, Randy and Sandee; sisters, Barbara Kimmel of Hayward, Calif., and Edna McCutcheon of Yuba City, Calif.; and six grandchildren.
Service was June 29 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Dallas and interment was in Dallas Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church in care of Bollman Funeral Home, Dallas which handled arrangements.
Amy Lee Ruman Jackson
July 28, 1978 - Dec. 3, 2006
Amy Lee Ruman Jackson, 28, of Tualatin, formerly of Dallas, died Dec. 3 in Portland.
She was born to David and Laura in Tyndall, S.D.
As a young child, Amy survived a courageous battle with cancer that left her with many health-related challenges.
She moved from South Dakota to Dallas in January 1990.
She honed her social skills as a member of the Dallas High School Class of 1996 and was active in band and cheerleading. She attended Oregon State University and Glendale Community College.
Amy was baptized in The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints and was attending Brigham Young University when she fell ill in 2004. She returned to Oregon as her health declined.
Amy married Aaron Douglas Jackson Aug. 26, 2006, in the Portland Temple.
She most enjoyed being a wife, playing the piano, knitting and animals. Her positive attitude and sunny outlook touched all she knew.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Robert "Chick" and Jane C. Sales.
Survivors include her husband, Aaron of Tualatin; parents, Laura and Steve Sales of Dallas; father, Dave Ruman of Tyndall; brother, Ryan (Vicky) Ruman of Port Orchard, Wash.; sisters, Jennifer Ruman of Tabor, S.D. and Katie Ruman of Dallas; niece and best buddy, Rachael Ruman of Port Orchard; grandparents, John and Joan Lee, Lumir and Marcy Ruman, all of Tyndall; and great-grandmother, Ella Cahoy of Tyndall.
Celebration of Amy's life was Dec. 7 at The Church of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints in Dallas and interment was at Restlawn Memory Gardens.
Contributions may be made to help defray funeral expenses and should be sent in Amy's name to the Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center which handled arrangements. To send an on-line condolence: www.dallastribute.com.
Edward James Fleener
Feb. 13, 1957 - Dec. 4, 2006
Edward James Fleener, 49, of Salem died Dec. 4.
He was born in Newberg and attended school in Sheridan.
He graduated from high school in Mt. Angel and then attended two years of seminary at Mt. Angel Abbey. He later took classes at Chemeketa Community College in computer programming.
He went to work in Arizona but returned to the Salem area and married Jennifer Barnett Sept. 23, 1995.
He loved to bowl and to go fishing and boating. He served in the Coast Guard Auxiliary as a Boat Safety Inspector monitoring lake safety.
Survivors include his wife, Jennifer of Salem; son, Frank of Salem; mother and stepfather, Wanna and John Grealish of Silverton; and brother, Ron (Janice) Fleener of Mt. Angel.
Graveside service was Dec. 9 at Calvary Cemetery, Mt. Angel.
"Hank" Lawrence Henry Molitor Jr.
Jan. 5, 1934 - Dec. 5, 2006
"Hank" Lawrence Henry Molitor Jr., 72, of Dallas died Dec. 5.
He was born in Chetopa, Kan., to Lawrence Henry, Sr., and Nellie Juanita Caldwell Molitor.
He was raised in Kansas and moved to the farming country of Idaho for his teenage years.
He married Irene Humphreys Oct. 13, 1951 in Idaho. They celebrated 50 years together before Irene died in 2003.
Hank moved the family to Oakridge where he worked in a plywood mill. They later moved to La Grande where Hank worked for the Eddie Bread Company before retiring in 1989.
Hank and Irene enjoyed being snowbirds for six months of the year in the Yuma, Ariz., area. Hank moved to Dallas four years ago.
He enjoyed riding the "Trackers" in the desert and was a yodeler, karaoke singer and lover of country music.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Shirley Brackett.
Survivors include his daughters, Vicki (Bruce) Kibbey of Dallas, Cheryl (Scott) Hansell of Albany, Mary (Gary) Allen of Kennewick, Wash.; son, Larry (Nancy) Molitor of Tigard; sisters, Juanita Wilson and Verla Weber, both of La Grande; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Memorial service was Dec. 9 in Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center.
Contributions may be made to the Salvation Army in care of Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center. To send an on-line condolence: www.dallastribute.com.
Shirley Louise Austin
Jan. 6, 1937 - Dec. 4, 2006
Shirley Louise Austin, 69, of Monmouth died Dec. 4.
She was born in Fouke, Ark., to T. Terrell and Myrtle Cutshall Hines.
Shirley grew up in Texarkana, Ark., and graduated from high school in 1955.
She married her high school sweetheart, Billy Austin, March 19, 1955 and after graduation joined him in El Paso, Texas where he was stationed with the army.
The army sent them to Massachusetts. Following his discharge they moved to Texarkana and then on to Concord, Calif. After Bill's retirement from the Dupont Company in 1995, they moved to Monmouth.
Shirley was a homemaker in the truest sense of the word and provided day care while raising their four children. She was a mother figure for numerous children over the years .
She was active in the church social committee and in TOPS. Shirley loved cooking, canning, gardening, and living in the country with a view of the valley and mountains.
Survivors include her husband, Bill; children, Nanci (Gordon) Huyser of Kilgore, Texas, Brenda Wenrich (Chris) of Salem, Teresa (Todd) Tolzmann of Monmouth, and Larry Austin of Woodside, Calif.; sister, Lois Barlow of Carthage, Texas; and six grandchildren.
Graveside service was Dec. 8 at Fir Crest Cemetery, Monmouth. Memorial service was Dec. 9 at Independence First Baptist Church.
Contributions may be made to the Union Gospel Mission or to Hope House Children's Home in care of Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center, which handled arrangements.
Raymond E. Miles
Dec. 2, 1924 - Dec. 7, 2006
Raymond E. Miles, 82, of Dallas died Dec. 7 in Dallas.
He was born in Estacada to Watson B. and Mamie Miles.
Ray moved with his family to a ranch along the Powder River near Baker in 1928.
He attended Lockhart Elementary School in rural Baker County through the eighth grade and graduated from Baker High School in 1942.
After working in the shipyards at Vancouver, Wash., building "Liberty Ships," Ray went to work for the Weather Bureau in Baker as a meteorologist.
He had various assignments that took him to Tatoosh Island the in Puget Sound, the mountains of Eastern Oregon, the desert of Nevada, aboard a Coast Guard Cutter in the North Pacific Ocean, Louisiana, and finally Texas. He retired in 1981 after 36« years with the Bureau.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Kenneth W. Miles, and sisters, Frances Miles and Mildred Miles Jenkins.
Survivors include his brothers, Samuel W. Miles of Dallas, Willis B. Miles of North Powder, and Norman Miles of Klamath Falls.
Private family graveside service will be held at City View Cemetery, Salem.
Josephine A. Brown
March 4, 1915 - Dec. 6, 2006
Josephine A. Brown, 91, of Dallas died Dec. 6.
She was born in Cloverdale to Frank and Josephine Hurliman Von Euw.
She married Arthur Brown Oct. 20, 1935 in Tillamook.
Jo worked as a meat cutter for many years and at the Tillamook Cheese Factory as a wrapper for years after that. She moved to Dallas in 1979.
Jo was a member of the Tillamook Pioneer Association, Tillamook Elks, and St. Philip Catholic Church in Dallas.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur in 1990, son, Richard in 1989, her twin sister, Marie Mayer and her brother, Clem.
Survivors include her sisters, Agnes VanLoo of Beaverton, Frances Dibble of Coos Bay, and Agatha "Shorty" Duncan of Keizer; grandchildren, Vicki Brown, Michael Brown and Dana Brown; four great grandsons; and one great-great-granddaughter.
At her request no service will be held and interment will be at Dallas Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to charity of choice.
Bollman Funeral Home, Dallas handled arrangements.