Eleanor Lynn Kimsey
Nov. 6, 1936 - Dec. 8, 2006
Eleanor Lynn Kimsey, 70, of Grand Ronde died Dec. 8 in Grand Ronde.
She was born in St. Helens to Clifton Delo and Helen Ursula Woolstenhulme Reynolds.
She grew up in St. Helens and Sheridan and attended high school in Sheridan.
Eleanor married Marvin Loren Kimsey Sr., Nov. 25, 1954.
She lived in Grand Ronde for more than 50 years and worked as a waitress, in a lumber mill, and for the Willamina Police Department. Eleanor and Marvin owned and operated a filling station, and she managed an office for Thousand Trails campgrounds.
She enjoyed crocheting, painting and swimming. She was active in PTA and was a room mother while her children were in school.
She was preceded in death by a grandson, Levi Brendon Baker.
Survivors include her daughters, Karen Marie Lord of Grand Ronde, Virginia Anne Roof of Otis, Christie Diane Loomis of La Pine, and Colleen Lee Branson of Willamina; son, Duke Kimsey of Grand Ronde; parents, Clifton and Helen Reynolds of McMinnville; sister, Shirley Ann Holstad of Tillamook; brothers, Daniel Ray Reynolds of Ferndale, Wash., and Timothy Kirk Reynolds of Utah; 14 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Service is 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13 in the Grand Ronde Nazarene Church, and vault interment follows in the Grand Ronde Tribal Cemetery.
Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center handled arrangements.
Pavel Andreyevich Grigoryev
April 12, 1933 - Dec. 10, 2006
Pavel A. Grigoryev, 73, of Keizer died Dec. 10.
Service is 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 15 at the First Slavic Baptist Church in Salem and interment follows at Hilltop Cemetery, Independence.
Farnstrom Mortuary, Independence handled arrangements.
Kent Brocaw Bauersfeld
Aug. 11, 1922 - Dec. 4, 2006
Kent Brocaw Bauersfeld, 84, of Monmouth died Dec. 4.
He was born in Portland to Karl and Pearl Bauersfeld.
Kent grew up in West Linn and graduated from West Linn High School where he excelled as an athlete in basketball and golf.
He met his wife, Shirley Kullander at an ice cream parlor in Oregon City and they wed July 24, 1944, in Oregon City. He served in Europe during World War II as an army staff sergeant.
When Kent returned from the war he used the GI Bill to study for a career as a jeweler and watch repairman. He took an internship in a jewelry store working for his wife's uncle, Shorty Kullander, in Vernonia in 1946. In 1952 he moved his family to Independence where he and Shirley opened Kent's Jewelers. He retired in 1984.
Kent served from 1964 to 1972 on the State of Oregon Watchmakers Board.
Kent was active in the community by serving on various boards and organizations. He was a 50-year member of American Legion Post 33, a member of the Monmouth-Independence Chamber of Commerce, a trustee of Monmouth Christ Church, a charter and life member of the Independence Elks Lodge, a school board director for Central School District, an Independence Planning Commission member, and a director for the Independence Downtown Association.
In 1966 he was named First Citizen of Independence.
Kent was an avid golfer and member of Oak Knoll Mens Club. In 1979 he helped co-found the Independence Merchants Golf Tournament for charity. He also loved to fish and enjoyed family and friends.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Shirley Bauersfeld of Monmouth; sons, Kevin (Marcy) Bauersfeld of Lacey, Wash., and Richard (Jennifer) Bauersfeld of McLean, Ill.; daughters, Karen Hoffman and Ann (Steve) McElravy, all of Monmouth; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Memorial service was Dec. 7 at Christ's Church in Monmouth and entombment was at Restlawn Memory Gardens, Salem.
Contributions may be made to the Ella Curran Food Bank in Independence or Christ's Church, Monmouth.
Farnstrom Mortuary, Independence handled arrangements.
Oct. 8, 1947 - Dec. 7, 2006
Maria Hamilton, 59, of Dallas died Dec. 7 in Dallas.
She was born in San Francisco to Bernice Busher van Ammelrooy and Curt van Ammelrooy.
She graduated from Lone Pine High School in Lone Pine, Calif., in 1965.
She married Thomas S. Hamilton May 19, 1979 in Santa Paula, Calif. They lived in Santa Paula until moving to Dallas in 1990.
In Dallas she belonged to the Saddlites Saddle Club and the Oregon Equestrian Trails Club. For several years she worked for the Forest River Recreational Vehicle company in Dallas. She is a past member of the Polk County Sheriff's Mounted Posse and in 1996 was the first woman elected as Posseman of the Year.
Maria raised Jack Russell Terriers and owned horses most of her life. She was an avid horsewoman who loved horse camping and all of her animals. She also loved 60's Rock & Roll.
Survivors include her husband, Tom of Dallas; son, Steven Van Noy of Citrus Heights, Calif.; mother, Bernice van Ammelrooy of Redmond; sisters, Sara van Ammelrooy of San Diego and Nita van Ammelrooy of Salem; and three grandchildren.
Service was Dec. 11 at Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center and interment was in Dallas Cemetery.
A memorial project in Maria's name is to be constructed at the Quinn Meadows Horse Camp in Central Oregon by the West Valley O.E.T. and contributions can be made to West Valley O.E.T. in care of the Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center.
Carol "Jean" Johnson
Dec. 11, 1939 - Dec. 10, 2006
Carol "Jean" Johnson, 66, of Dallas died Dec. 10 in Salem.
She was born in Prineville to Wayne and Florence Rickman Berry.
Jean attended Parkrose Elementary School in Portland and later graduated from Crook County High School in Prineville in 1957. She graduated from Oregon State University, earning bachelors degrees in education and home economics.
Jean came to Dallas in 1967.
She later attended Oregon College of Education and earned a master's degree in counseling from the school after it became Western Oregon State College.
Jean married Kenneth Johnson June 29, 1974 in Dallas.
Jean was a counselor at Dallas High School for 18 years until her retirement in 1987.
She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma and Beta Sigma Phi. She was a member of The Quaint Quilter's. Jean loved quilting and received many blue ribbons from the Polk County Fair and State Fair. She was also a member of Lady's Charming and loved attending and hosting formal tea parties.
She was preceded in death by her father, Wayne Berry and brother, Frances Wayne "Buzz" Berry.
Survivors include her husband, Ken of Dallas; daughter, Jeri (Ken) Houle of Hillsboro; son, Greg (Christina) Miller of Seattle; stepsons, Kyle Johnson of Kalama, Wash., and Kent Johnson of Reno, Nev.; mother, Florence Berry of Kingman, Ariz.; and four grandchildren.
Service is 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 16 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Dallas. Private interment will be in Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.
Contributions may be made to Salem Hospital Cancer Fund in care of Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center which handled arrangements.
Vernon Dale Huff
Nov. 2, 1930 - Dec. 9, 2006
Vernon Dale Huff, 76, of Dallas died Dec. 9 in Dallas.
He was born in Monmouth to Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Huff.
When Vernon was a young boy he and his grandpa Willett planted the trees in the Monmouth City Park. They are still there today.
Vernon graduated from Taft High School. He went to Sitka, Alaska, in 1953 and returned to Dallas in 1973. While in Sitka he owned The Golden Nugget Saloon. He also operated a transport boat there and was operating it when the big Anchorage earthquake hit.
Vernon had a charter boat and loved to fish. He was a true outdoorsman and liked to hunt deer and elk. He officiated the Annual Salmon Derby in Sitka for many years.
Vernon married Charlotte George on June 5, 1988 in Dallas.
He was a bartender at the Blue Garden in Dallas and then worked in the woods for many years before retiring in 1997.
Vernon was active for many years with fundraisers and auctions for Dallas Christmas Cheer, which provides food baskets for families at Christmas.
He enjoyed working with wood and made many special items for family and friends. He also enjoyed singing and could play piano, clarinet, saxophone, and guitar.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Donnie.
Survivors include his wife, Charlotte of Dallas; sons, Joseph Wade Huff of Waldport, Thomas of Charleston, Ronald of Coos Bay; daughters, Shirley Huff of Seal Rock, Chris Reafleng of Springfield, Donna Garza of Burley Calif.; mother, Christa Dennison of Dallas; stepsons, Bob George of Dallas, David George of Tigard, and Brian George of Newport; stepdaughter, Linda Hall of Portland; brothers, Timothy, Kenny, Paul and David Huff; 19 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Celebration of life will be Dec. 12 at Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center.
Contributions may be made to Dallas Christmas Cheer in care of Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center.
Sue Ann Amend
Aug. 16, 1950 - Dec. 4, 2006
Sue Ann Amend, 56, of Ridgeland, Miss., formerly of Dallas, died Dec. 4 in Ridgeland.
She was born in Butte, Mont., to Thomas W. and Helen M. Mulholland.
She was a loving mother, grandmother and wife who was happiest when she was taking care of others.
Survivors include her husband, Scott; three children, Scott, Ronny and Nykki Hardin; and granddaughter, Kahli Hardin.
Service in her honor is 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16 at Peace Lutheran Church, 1525 Glen Creek Rd., West Salem.
Thelma Nora Randall
March 7, 1925 - Dec. 7, 2006
Thelma Nora Randall, 81, of Independence, dies Dec. 7.
Service will be held in North Dakota in April 2008.
Arrangements handled by Farnstrom Mortuary, Independence.