Rose Adell Vorderstrasse
Aug. 2, 1944 - Aug. 13, 2005
Rose Adell Vorderstrasse of Dallas died Aug. 13 after a long battle with cancer. She was 61.
She was born to Frank and Loraine Streitt in Vancouver, Wash.
She grew up in Hazel Dell and Battle Ground, Wash.
She married Lee Vorderstrasse April 20, 1962 and shortly after moved to Dallas.
She was a dedicated homemaker and in 1977 began her career as a CNA. She worked in several local care facilities, as well as in the home care industry.
She enjoyed camping, gardening and singing and playing the drums with her family's band.
She was preceded in death by son, Randal Lee Vorderstrasse and a granddaughter, Jaylyn Rose Quinn.
Survivors include her husband of 43 years, Lee Vorderstrasse; daughters, Dawn Vorderstrasse-Quinn, Roxann Gish, Teresa McGee, Bree Vorderstrasse and Linda Vorderstrasse, all of Dallas; and eight grandchildren.
A public memorial will be 2 p.m., Monday, Aug. 22 in the Dallas City Park. Interment will be private.
Kenneth Harris Mosher
April 9, 1915 - Aug. 14, 2005
Ret. Lt. Col. USMC Kenneth H. Mosher of Dallas died Aug. 14. He was 90.
He was born to Harry and Mabel Bigford in Palisade, Minn., on the Mississippi River.
He enlisted in the military June 27, 1939. He was assigned to the USS Maryland (BB-46); Weapons Platoon B Company, 1st Battalion, 8th Regiment, Camp Elliott; 2nd Marine Brigade Samoa; Weapons Platoon, B Company 1st Bat. 8th Reg. Guadalcanal; G. Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, New Zealand.
He was commissioned a second lieutenant during the war. In 1943 and landed in assault wave at Red Beach 3 Tarawa, and landed in assault wave Right Flank of 2nd Marine Division Saipan.
In his later military years he served as colonel of 1st and 2nd Guard Company at Camp Lejeune, N.C., and as a staff officer in Training Command at Camp Pendleton, Calif. He joined the Marine Reserves and was discharged as a lieutenant colonel on April 19, 1975.
He served as an officer for the Siskiyou County Sheriff in California, was assistant chief of police in Yreka, Calif., and chief of police in Tule Lake, Calif. He was also on the police force for Ada County, Idaho, Englewood, Colo., and Humboldt County, Nev. He was a deputy special officer for the BIA in Winnemucca, Nev., and for the Civil Air Patrol. He retired to Dallas in 1977.
He was a member of Faith Free Evangelical Church; The Retreads Motorcycle Club; the Second Marine Division Association, the National and Washington Chapters; Marine Corps Mustang Assoc.; USS Maryland BB46 Veterans Assn.; California Police Chiefs Assn.; and the California Narcotics Officer Assn.
He was preceded in death by his former wife and friend, Myrna Mosher in 1999, and a granddaughter, Robin Jones, in 1996.
Survivors include his son, Vernon Mosher of Dallas; daughters, Rita Grady of Dallas and Roxanne McGarvan of Port Lions, Alaska; stepchildren, Jonathan Fox and Heather Fox, both of Salem; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 17 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 18. Services will be 2 p.m., Thursday, Aug 18 at Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center. Graveside services with full Marine Corps honors will follow at Dallas Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to the Carol Hensley Memorial Children's Fund, administrated by Polk CDC, PO box 33, Dallas, OR 97338.
Harold M. Smith
Aug. 13, 1925 - Aug. 13, 2005
Harold M. Smith of Dallas died Aug. 13. He was 80.
A memorial service is pending under the direction of Bollman Funeral Home in Dallas, 503-623-3286.
Harry E. Barwig
July 6, 1924 - June 3, 2007
Harry E. Barwig, 82, of Monmouth died June 3 died in Salem of congestive heart failure.
He was born in LaPorte, Ind., to Charles and Stella Barwig.
He married Mary Sharkey March 22, 1947 in South Bend, Ind. She died in 2002.
They lived in the Salem and Monmouth-Independences areas since 1960.
He was active as one of Jehovah's Witnesses since the 1930s and had enjoyed talking with others about the Bible.
Survivors include his son, Gary (Candy) Barwig of Monmouth; daughter, Sheri Barwig of Monmouth; sister, Geraldine Thomas of Houston, Texas; brother, Robert Barwig of Escondido, Calif.; and two grandchildren.
Memorial service was June 9 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Monmouth.
Farnstrom Mortuary, Independence handled arrangements.
Steven Louis Gore
Aug. 12, 1946 - May 30, 2007
Steven Louis Gore, 60, of Monmouth died May 30 in Panguitch, Utah, while on vacation.
He was born in Missouri Valley, Iowa to Kenneth "Jake" and Louise "Pete" Waterhouse Gore.
He was a part of the graduating class of 1964 from Missouri Valley High School. He entered the Air Force the following year and served for 25 years in Iowa, Okinawa, New York, Turkey, Minnesota, Spain, Montana, Alaska, Washington and Oregon. He retired in 1990 as a senior master sergeant and the site chief of Laurel Mountain before it was closed.
Steve received many honors and citations through his years of service in the Air Force.
He went to work in 1991 for the Oregon Department of Corrections at the state penitentiary and rose to the rank of correctional sergeant.
He was an outgoing and friendly person who loved motorcycles and RVing.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Roberta Williams.
Survivors include his wife, Scherrie Kay Boehler of Monmouth, whom he married Sept. 16, 1966, in Missouri Valley; sons, Steven T. Gore of Salem and Sean R. Gore of Dallas; brothers, Kenneth of Council Bluff, Iowa, Larry of Stanwood, Wash., and Rick and Jim, both of Missouri Valley; sister, Penny Gore of Missouri Valley; and five grandchildren.
Memorial service is 11 a.m., Thursday, June 14, at the Monmouth Military Academy Building on the campus of Western Oregon State University, Monmouth.
Contributions are suggested to the charity of the donor's choice and the family requests that no flowers be sent.
The Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center handled arrangements.
Anne Brandt Ediger
March 31, 1917 - June 7, 2007
Anne Brandt Ediger, 90, of Dallas died June 6 in Dallas.
She was born to Isaac T. and Katie Harms Brandt in Fairbury, Neb.
She lived in Nebraska and Kansas for her early years moving to Dallas in her teens.
Anne married Herman Ediger June 6, 1940 in Dallas. He died in June 1994.
Besides being a mother and homemaker, she was a big part of establishing Ediger Church Furniture Inc., with her husband Herman. She worked hard in production and later did all bookkeeping, invoicing and office duties.
She was a longtime member of the Evangelical Bible Church of Dallas and was active in the church for many years.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Elizabeth Harder, and brothers, John, Edwin and Andrew Brandt.
Survivors include her sons, Don (Pat) Ediger of Monmouth and Bruce (Jeannine) Ediger of Salem; daughter, Karyol (Mike) Hiebert of Dallas; brothers, Pete and Arnold Brandt, both of Dallas; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Graveside service was June 11 at Restlawn Memory Gardens, followed by a memorial service in the Evangelical Bible Church in Dallas.
Contributions are suggested to Child Evangelism in care of the church.
Dallas Tribute Center handled arrangements.
Dec. 24, 1910 - June 4, 2007
Elsa Gardner, 96, of Dallas died June 4 in Dallas.
She was born in Stockholm, Sweden, to Erik and Elsa Carlander Lambert.
She emigrated from Sweden to Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. She came to the United States and settled in Myrtle Point in 1922. She later lived in Valsetz and Portland for many years before moving to Dallas in the early 1990s.
She worked as a waitress in Portland and was a homemaker.
She married Howard Gardner 1945 in Portland. He died in May of 1981.
She was a member of the Lutheran Church and enjoyed the outdoors, traveling and cooking.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Astrid Smart, and brothers, Everett and Jingles Lambert.
Survivors include her sisters, Alice Ackley of Mulino and Ruth Matthew of Winnipeg, and several nieces and nephews.
Private burial will be in the Dallas Cemetery.
Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center handled arrangements.