Harry Cathcart Sr.
Dec. 12, 1943 - March 22, 2007
Harry Cathcart, Sr., 63, of Monmouth died March 22.
Harry was born in Vancouver, Wash.
He was a proud veteran of the United States Army. He graduated from Central High School and went on to work at Boise Cascade and Willamette Industries.
Harry enjoyed golfing, hunting and fishing. He was devoted to his family and friend.
Survivors include his son, Harry (Traci) Cathcart Jr.; brother, Vern (Nancy) Cathcart; and two grandchildren.
Memorial service is 1 p.m., Saturday, March 31 at Restlawn Memory Gardens, Salem. A reception will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Independence Elks Lodge.
March 5, 1914 - March 22, 2007
Lucille Goodell, 93, of Albany died March 22.
She was born in Bellingham, Wash., to Frank Mack and Nellie Atchison Mack.
She moved with her parents from Anacortes, Wash., to Portland in 1920, then to Falls City in May of 1921.
She graduated from Falls City High in 1932.
Lucille married Elmer Wheeler Oct. 7, 1935. She and Elmer moved from Falls City to Valsetz in 1936, where they lived until moving back to Falls City in 1950.
They had three children. Elmer died April 15, 1950.
She remarried June 28, 1952 to Clair Goodell. Clair died in 1976.
She worked at Falls City High School as the secretary, deputy clerk and retired Aug. 1, 1978. She served on the Falls City school board for eight years and on the city budget committee for more than 20 years. After retirement she re-entered the work place working as a caregiver for Senior Services.
She was a member of Rebekahs since 1935.
Survivors include her sons, Frank (Carol) of Springfield and Robert of Salem; daughter, Roxie (Jim) Krummel of Lebanon; six grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and, five great-great-grandchildren.
Graveside service is 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 28 at Dallas Cemetery.
Bollman Funeral Home in Dallas handled arrangements.
Charles Edward Murphy
March 6, 1961 - March 23, 2007
Charles Edward Murphy, 46, of Dallas died March 23.
He was born to Clarence and Lois Murphy.
His dream job was to drive trucks. He began with his grandfather's rig at J&B Murphy Trucking Co., and went on to later buy his own truck.
He loved and enjoyed the simple pleasures that life had to offer: playing with the dogs, taking trips to see his family and friends, cheering for the Raiders and his favorite NASCAR drivers.
Survivors include his parents, Clarence and Lois Murphy of Milpitas, Calif.; brother, Philip Murphy of Milpitas; and Coleen Rogers of Dallas.
Private family service was held.
Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center handled arrangements. To send an online condolence: to www.dallastribute.com.
Diane E. Calabrese
April 29, 1958 - March 23, 2007
Diane E. Calabrese, 48, of Independence died March 23.
She was born in Surrey, England, to Mary and Leslie Cox.
She moved to Nigeria and lived there for four years. She then moved back to England. While in England she enjoyed horseback riding with her mother. When she was 8 they moved to America.
She met her first husband in Colorado. They were later divorced. She met her second husband during college in Washington. They were married August 15,1987.
In 1994 they moved to Independence. She started a plant nursery and spent many weekends at the Saturday markets in Independence and Salem. She also bred Havanese dogs for many years.
She enjoyed her family, gardening, traveling, photography, and animals.
Survivors include her husband, Carlo Calabrese of Independence; daughters, Rosa and Angela Calabrese, both of Independence; son, David Joyce of Washington; mother, Mary Cox of Palm Springs, Calif.; half-brothers, Martin Cox of Spain and Stephen Cox of Sweden; her first husband, Joe Joyce of Colorado; and two grandchildren.
Celebration of Life service is 10 a.m., Saturday, March 31 at Farnstrom Mortuary in Independence.
Lavina Shenk Thiessen
June 25, 1939 - March 23, 2007
Lavina C. Shenk Thiessen, 67, of Yuma, Ariz., died in Yuma March 23 after a brief illness.
She was born in Meade, Kan., to John A. Friesen and Elizabeth R. Claassen and moved to Dallas at the age of four.
She graduated from Dallas High School in 1957 and married Russell F. Shenk in Schwabach, Germany. They lived in Valsetz from 1967-1977. She then moved to the Sheridan area and then to Amity in 1983. Russell died in 1991, and Lavina moved to McMinnville.
She married Donald Thiessen on Feb. 14, 2007.
Lavina attended Bethel Baptist Church and Lafayette Community Church.
She was a homemaker and loved spending time with her family and friends and enjoyed reading. She had been involved in many church activities throughout the years.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Dennis.
Survivors include her husband, Donald Thiessen of Yuma; son, Alex (Patti) Shenk of Sheridan; daughter, Sylvia (Mike) Runge of McMinnville; brothers, Harold of McHenry, Ill., Harlan of Citrus Heights, Calif., Lando of Salem and Duane of Coeur D'Alene, Idaho; sisters, Zelma Wall of Dallas, Amanda Warkentin and Mariellen Shenk, both of Salem; and five grandchildren.
Celebration of Lavina's life will be 1 p.m., Saturday, March 31 at Bethel Baptist church with interment following at the Sheridan Mennonite Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to Lafayette Community Church Memorial Fund or to Henderson House in McMinnville.
Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center handled arrangements.
William Audas White
Jan. 17, 1917 - March 23, 2007
William Audas White, 90, of Independence died March 23.
Memorial service is 2 p.m., Thursday, March 29 at Farnstrom Mortuary, Independence.
Sally F. Scott
May 19, 1914 - March 23, 2007
Sally F. Scott, 92, of Independence died March 23.
At her request no service will be held.
Farnstrom Mortuary, Independence handled arrangements.
Kenneth Edwin Nelson
Sept. 26, 1941 - March 25, 2007
Kenneth Edwin Nelson, 65, of Independence died March 25.
Ken was born in Prairie City to Leonard and Martha Nelson.
The family later moved to Salem where Ken graduated from North Salem High School in 1959. He served in the army from 1961-1965.
In 1967 his family purchased property south of Independence and raised filberts.
He worked as an X-ray technician at Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland and Meridian Park Hospital in Tualatin, retiring after 30 years of service.
His family and the farm were the love of his life.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Tammi.
Survivors include his wife, Sally; son, Randy; daughter, Pam; two brothers, Ron and Ben; stepchildren, Lisa, Gregory and Julie; two grandchildren; and five step-grandchildren.
Graveside service was March 29 at Hilltop Cemetery in Independence.
Farnstrom Mortuary, Independence handled arrangements.