The Rev. Noel Joyce Knelange
Dec. 25, 1943 - Dec. 8, 2006
The Rev Noel Knelange, 62, vicar of St. Hilda's Episcopal Church in Monmouth, died Dec. 8 in Monmouth.
She was born to Raymond and Mabel Knelange.
Noel grew up in La Mesa, Calif., and graduated from Helix High School. She earned a masters degree in Christian Education from Seabury Western Theological Seminary in 1968. She was ordained a Deaconess in the Diocese of Los Angeles at St. Andrews Episcopal Church in La Mesa Nov. 10, 1968 and a priest May 20 1982 at The Church of the Good Samaritan in Corvallis.
Noel devoted her life to God in ministry and to the people of God in the Episcopal Church.
She married Bill Mosier on Aug. 6 1982.
Noel loved housekeeping, cooking, and travel.
Survivors include her husband, Bill Mosier; nieces, Shari Winicki and Juliean and Debbie Mitchell of San Diego; and nephew, Jim Knelange of San Diego.
Service was Dec. 19 at The Church of the Good Samaritan in Corvallis.
Contributions may be made to St. Hilda's Episcopal Church in Monmouth.
Neptune Cremation Services of Portland handled arrangements.
Wineva Doll Clem Pedigo
July 24, 1916 - Dec. 7, 2006
Wineva Doll Clem Pedigo, 90, of Beaverton died Dec. 7, 2006.
Service was Dec. 20 at Bollman Funeral Home in Dallas with cryptside service at Lincoln Memorial Park in Portland.
Memorial celebration will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13 at John Knox Presbyterian Church in Keizer.
Billy Edward Owens Jr.
June 29, 1956 - Dec. 14, 2006
Billy Edward Owens, Jr., 50, of Dallas died Dec. 14.
He was born in Tahoka, Texas to Bill and Shirley Johnson Owens.
He lived in Chula Vista and Lemon Grove, Calif., before coming to Dallas in 2004.
Billy married Tammy Parks June 27, 1998 in Santee, Calif.
He worked as a maintenance engineer for Forest River in Dallas.
Billy enjoyed weightlifting, woodworking, bookbinding and collecting.
He was preceded in death by his father Bill Owens.
Survivors include his wife, Tammy Owens; daughters, Lisa and Bree; sons, Billy and Stephen; mother, Shirley Hollingshead-Masters; sisters, Karen and Sheila; brother, Gary; and five grandchildren.
Celebration of his life was Dec. 19 at Grace Baptist Church, Dallas.
Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center handled arrangements. To send an online condolence go to: www.dallastribute.com.
Shirley Ruth Schellenberg
Aug. 2, 1936 - Dec. 16, 2006
Shirley Ruth Schellenberg, 70, of Dallas Dec. 16 in Depoe Bay.
She was born to Frank and Hilda Wall.
She graduated from Dallas High School in 1954. She went to college at Fresno Pacific Bible College where she met her husband Ruben Schellenberg. They were married and spent many years in Dallas.
Shirley was employed with the Polk County Juvenile Department and then worked for many years with the Dallas Retirement Village.
She was a member of the former Mennonite Brethren Church in Dallas.
Family was very important to her and loved spending time with grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed entertaining and socializing particularly with a deck of pinochle cards. She was enjoyed sewing, was a canner and homemaker.
Shirley and Ruben enjoyed wintering in Desert Hot Springs, Calif., and she loved walking on the beach.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ruben Sept. 6, 2003 and a granddaughter, Lindsey Schellenberg.
Survivors include her children, George Schellenberg, Jerry Schellenberg, Janell Anderson and Ruth Mischel; brothers Bill and Robert Wall; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Memorial service is 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 21 at Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center.
Contributions may be made to Hospice.
Margaret Winona Murray
Feb. 12, 1927 - Dec. 15, 2006
Margaret Winona Murray, 79, of Dallas died Dec. 15 in Dallas.
She was born in Molalla to Clarence Ebb and Cora Ella Coover Ramsay.
She graduated from Molalla High School and worked at a bank as a bookkeeper in Salem following high school.
She married Melvin Peterson in 1947 and they were married 30 years.
Margaret lived in Dallas and Silverton before moving to Albany, where she lived for more than 20 years. She returned to live in Dallas two years ago.
While living in Silverton she volunteered at the nursing home doing hair for the residents. For many years she worked for Safeway and Fred Meyer as a meat wrapper.
She married Terry L. Murray July 1, 1979 in Salem. He preceded her in death in June 2003.
She was a member of the Albany First Christian Church and had transferred her membership to the Dallas church.
Margaret and Terry traveled cross country and enjoyed many historical sites. She taught herself to crochet and gave many afghans away to family and friends.
She enjoyed sewing, fishing, playing card games and gardening. She collected seashells and rocks from her adventures on the road.
She was preceded in death by brothers, Everett, Earl, Clyde, Walter and Marvin Ramsay and sisters, Laura and Lily.
Survivors include her daughters, Chris L. Schmitke of Salem, Myrna E. Manning of Dallas and Marcia W. Banford of Clearwater, BC, Canada; stepson, James V. Murray of Sylmar, Calif.; stepdaughter, Melinda M. Murray of North Bend; sister, Naomi E. McEwen of Centralia, Wash.; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Memorial service was December 19 Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center.
Contributions may be made to the Diabetes Association or to Oregon Health Science University Foundation in care of Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center.
Delmar Hugh McKibben
May 15, 1935 - Dec. 14, 2006
Delmar Hugh McKibben, 71, of Dallas died in Dallas Dec. 14.
He was born in Dallas to Henry Burton and Alma Rowelly McKibben.
Delmar attended schools in Dallas before enlisting in the Army. He worked at several lumbermills in Central Oregon and also did janitorial work through the years. Delmar returned to Dallas seven years ago.
He helped raise many of his nieces and nephews. He loved cats and Brenda Lee music.
He was preceded in death by a grandson, Jesse J. Roberts.
Survivors include his daughter, Mary Lynn McBee of Eugene; sister, Barbara Miltimore of Albany; three grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
Service was Dec. 16 at Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center and interment was in Dallas Cemetery.
Emma G. Ream
April 3, 1920 - Dec. 16, 2006
Emma G. Ream, 86, of Independence died Dec. 16.
Arrangements are pending with Farnstrom Mortuary in Independence, 503-838-1414.