Darwin Adolf Eklund
Sept. 13, 1921 - Aug. 11, 2006
Darwin Adolf Eklund, 84, of Independence died Aug. 11.
Private interment was at Restlawn Memory Gardens.
Farnstrom Mortuary in Independence handled arrangements.
John "Jack" Vogel, Sr.
March 10, 1940 - Aug. 11, 2006
John "Jack" Vogel, Sr., 66, of Dallas died Aug. 11.
He was born in Aberdeen, Wash., to Fred and Agnes Vogel.
Jack grew up in Falls City and graduated from Falls City High School. He joined the U.S. Army and served for 16 years.
Jack married Nancy Dunmire June 5, 1965, in Dallas.
He worked as a farmer, and he enjoyed bowling, hunting and watching sports.
He was preceded in death by three sisters and one brother.
Survivors include his wife, Nancy of Dallas; four children, Melinda Decker of Shelton, Wash., John Vogel, Jr., of Keizer, Tanya Miller of Salem and Nathan Vogel of Monmouth; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
A celebration of Jack's life will be 1 p.m. until dark Friday, Aug. 18.
Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center handled arrangements.
Myrtle Inez Waggoner
Dec. 13, 1917 - Aug. 11, 2006
Myrtle Inez Waggoner, 88, of Dallas died Aug. 11, 2006.
Myrtle was born in Salem to Mr. and Mrs. A.R. Stouffer and had lived in or near Dallas most of her life.
Survivors include a sister, Ora Shutt of Dallas; one nephew; and four nieces.
Graveside service is 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16 in Dallas Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association in care of Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center which handled arrangements.
To send an online condolence go to www.dallastribute.com
Pearl Elizabeth Snyder Wilkerson
Jan. 12, 1914 - Aug. 10, 2006
Pearl Elizabeth Snyder Wilkerson, 92, of Dallas died Aug. 10.
She was born in Denver, Colo., to Clarence and Mattie Christian Lancaster.
She was married to Oscar Snyder from 1932 to 1954 and to Davis Wilkerson from 1960 to 1972.
Pearl attended Chaffey Junior College in Ontario, Calif., and earned an associate in arts degree. She then attended the University of the Pacific in Stockton, Calif., where she earned a bachelor of arts degree in music and art.
Pearl was a music therapist for Patton State Hospital in Highland, Calif.. She retired in January 1979 and moved to Salem. She moved to Dallas in 1990.
Pearl was a member of the Christian Science Church, Eastern Star, Rebekahs, and California State Employees Association. She enjoyed singing and crafts.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Marybelle Stice.
Survivors include her sons, Oren Snyder and Frank Snyder, both of Dallas; grandchildren, Roxy Breyman, Alura Ceragioli, Melody Vohland, and Joel O. Snyder; eight great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, August 16 and 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday, August 17 at the Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, August 17 at Dallas Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to a charity of choice.
Martin Harris Jurgenson
Dec. 12, 1923 - Dec. 30, 2006
Martin Harris Jurgenson, 83, of Dallas died in Salem on Dec. 30.
He was born in Clarkfield, Minn., to Martin and Annie Hanson Jurgenson.
He graduated from Clarkfield High School and served in the Army Air Corps in World War II. Martin graduated from Dunwoody Institute in Printing. He then served in Korea.
After being honorably discharged from the army he came to Oregon and graduated from the University of Oregon with a bachelor degree in Journalism.
Martin worked for the Polk County Itemizer-Observer from 1955 to 1966 as the general manager, sports editor and advertising editor. He then worked for the State of Oregon, became the safety director for the Accident Prevention Division (now OSHA) and published "A Safer Oregon."
Martin married Dorothy Ediger on Jan. 22, 1956 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Dallas.
He enjoyed woodworking, stained glass, traveling, photography and the beach. He was active in the Sons of Norway and was a past president, was in the Thorsmen-Pacific Coast Norwegian Singers, and was a lifetime member of the Independence Elks Lodge.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Marion, and brother, Robert.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy of Dallas; son, Gregory (Linda) Jurgenson of Salem; sisters, Kathryn and Marlene; two grandchildren; Leah and Brett; and three great-grandchildren, Brandon, Mary Jane, and Madison.
Celebration of Life is 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 13 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Dallas.
Contributions may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church Building Fund or Polk County 4-H Leaders Association in care of Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center, which handled arrangements.
Martha Barbara Moore Kimball
Dec. 3, 1915 - Dec. 29, 2006
Martha Barbara Moore Kimball, 91, of Lincoln City, formerly of Dallas, died Dec. 29 in Lincoln City.
Martha was born in Memphis, Tenn., to William Phillip Moore and Mamie Lee Black.
Her family moved to Tulsa, Okla., when she was about 3 years old. She attended public schools and graduated from Tulsa Central High School.
Her father started Moore's Furniture Hospital and Martha learned all aspects of the business, working alongside her parents and siblings.
She married Lyle B. Straus in 1935 and they had one child, Jane. After a divorce, Martha returned home to help in the family business.
She moved to San Diego in 1940 and met Shirl B. Kimball. They were married Oct. 23, 1940 and were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple. Shirl adopted Jane and raised her as his own.
They settled in Pacific Beach, Calif., where they lived until 1959.
During World War II Martha worked in an aircraft factory in San Diego. She applied the skills she had learned in the family business and became one of the first women supervisors to direct a team in sewing and installing the upholstery on the seats and interior of the aircraft.
After the war she helped support the family by sewing and installing custom draperies for homes in the San Diego area.
In 1959 Martha and Shirl moved to Provo, Utah, to be near family. While living in Provo Martha worked in a furniture store utilizing her skills in interior design. In 1978 Martha and Shirl purchased a trailer park business in Leeds, Utah. They sold it in the early 1990s and moved to St. George, Utah. Shirl died in 1996, and in 2003 Martha moved to Dallas to live with her grandson and caregiver Dr. Weston "Rusty" Morrill, DMD.
Wanting to be back by the ocean she moved to Newport and then to a care facility in Lincoln City.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Shirl B. Kimball, and a granddaughter, Suzanne Morrill.
Survivors include her daughter, Jane K. Morrill of Newport; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Interment will be in Provo.
Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.
Arrangements were handled by the Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center and Berg's Mortuary of Provo.
Charles A. Ronco
Dec. 22, 1922 - Jan. 2, 2007
Charles A. Ronco, 84, of Dallas died Jan. 2.
He was born in Portland to Albert and Pearl Applegate Ronco.
He lived many years in Pedee. He farmed for a time and then went to work for the Pedee Lumber Company as a lumber carrier operator. He retired in 1972.
He moved to Dallas several years ago.
He enjoyed the outdoors and western music.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Alberta, and a brother, Arthur.
Survivors include his brother, Paul Ronco of Pedee, and sister, Olive Dasch of Salem.
Service was Jan. 6 at Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center. Private interment was at Montgomery Cemetery in Pedee.