Kelly James Fredinburg
June 16, 2007
Kelly James Fredinburg, 33, of Independence died June 16.
He died in a car accident while in the line of duty as a deputy with the Marion County Sheriff's Department.
He had also worked as a corrections and patrol deputy with the Polk County Sheriff's Department for 8 years prior to joining the Marion County agency in August 2006.
Survivors include his wife, Christine; daughters, Miranda and Kaydin; mother, Ellen Rygh; siblings, Kevin Fredinburg and Kim Walsh; father and stepmother, Gary and Marilyn; brothers, Nick and Tyler; and grandmother, Ruby Fredinburg.
Memorial service is 2 p.m., Thursday, June 21 at the Salem Armory Auditorium at the Oregon State Fairgrounds, 2320 17th St NE, with an Honor Guard and procession. The public is invited to attend.
An account has been established for the Fredinburg family. Donations can be made at any U.S. Bank toward Christine Fredinburg on behalf of Miranda and Kaydin.
The Fredinburg family also has requested that donations can be made for Madisyn Jenkins, the daughter of Polk County Detective Tyrone Jenkins. Madisyn has leukemia. Gifts can be made at any U.S. Bank as "Donations for Madisyn," Tax ID No. 56-264466.
Condolences can be sent to Marion County Sheriff's Office, PO Box 14500, Salem, OR 97309.
Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service, Salem, handled arrangements.
Viola May George
June 28, 1918 - June 16, 2007
Viola May George, 88, of Dallas died June 16 in Dallas.
Viola was born to Ray and Ida McMahon in Mountain Iron, Minn., where she was raised and schooled.
She moved to Oregon in the early 1940s, and later to The Dalles, where Viola pursued a career in photography.
She lived in The Dalles for about 13 years before returning to Minnesota. In 1993 she decided less snow and more family would be nice, so she moved back to Oregon and settled in Dallas.
Her loves were quilting and most of all entertaining the family.
Survivors include Nancy Olson of Embarrass, Minn.; Fran Richmond of Maupin; John Keseley of Mt. Vernon; David George of Dallas; 16 grandchildren; and numerous great grandchildren.
Private family services will be held.
Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center handled arrangements.
Freda M. (Butterfield) Kunard
Oct. 30, 1918 - June 13, 2007
Freda M. Kunard, 88, of Independence died June 13 in Independence.
Freda was born in Lost River, Idaho, to Charles Leonard and Marian Sollenberger Lowe.
She was raised in Blackfoot, Idaho, and attended Albin Normal Teacher's College. She graduated from Idaho State University in Pocatello with a degree in elementary education.
She married Roy Butterfield of Shoshone, Idaho, on Oct. 17, 1940. Roy was a welder and structural steel worker. They lived in several cities in the Northwest, and Freda taught school in many of those cities.
After Roy died in 1965, Freda taught school for two years in Guam.
She married Lloyd D. Kunard, Sr. of Idaho Falls on June 13, 1968. Lloyd was in retail sales. They lived in Guam for a year before returning to Burley, Idaho, where Freda continued her teaching career.
After retiring in 1986, Freda and Lloyd moved to Independence to be closer to her family. Lloyd died in 2000.
Freda met her friend and companion Robert Langager of Independence and they enjoyed their time together.
Freda was active in the the local Senior Center and delivered meals on wheels with Lloyd for several years. She also enjoyed crocheting, Swedish weaving, traveling and gardening.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Elena Marshall, and a stepson, Dell.
Survivors include her sons, Len (Sharon) Butterfield of Corvallis, and Donald (Josephine) Butterfield of Albany; stepchildren, Patricia (Victor) Kunard Kishiyama, Suzette Kunard of Idaho Falls, Lloyd Dale Kunard, Jr. of Lexington, Ky., and Luana Kunard of Lakewood, Colo.; and brother, W. Charles Lowe of Blackfoot; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
At her request there will be no service.
Contributions are suggested to Odyssey Hospice, in care of Farnstrom Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Resource Center, Independence which handled arrangements.
Marvin "Dood" Moran
April 12, 1928 - Aug. 18, 1999.
Marvin "Dood" Moran, 71, died in Eugene Aug. 18, 1999.
A special memorial and burial of ashes, weather permitting, will be 11 a.m. to noon, Friday, June 29 at Salt Creek Cemetery in Dallas, near one of his favorite fishing spots on Salt Creek. In case of any changes please verify with family: Dorothy (Moran) News 818-767-1181 or Karen Williams 503-623-6151.
Although his parents, Choc and Mamie Moran, lived in Comanche, Okla., Dood was born in Fort Worth, Texas, while they were visiting family.
The family moved to Village Creek, Texas, when he was 2 years old. He attended a two-room school there. In 1935 the family moved to California.
Dood was a country boy and loved riding horses while living in the San Fernando Valley.
He met and married Dolores Veeder in 1946.
He worked as a carpenter. In 1962 Dood moved his family to Oregon, where he continued in construction but due to a prior back injury was forced to give up building. He and Dolores started an antique business and enjoyed many buying and selling trips to various antique shows.
When his family was grown he moved to La Pine, where he and his three sons rebuilt an Alpine style house.
After his divorce, Dood visited family in California and then returned to Oregon where he married his high school friend, Alta Tilly. They enjoyed traveling.
Dood loved playing guitar with his friends and son, Marvin. He enjoyed the many hunting and fishing trips with his sons and grandsons.
He was preceded in death by a son, Roger, in 1997.
Survivors include his sons, Marvin and Gary, both of La Pine; brother, Cliff Moran of Las Vegas; sister, Dorothy Moran Newman of North Hollywood, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Inez J. Farley
Nov. 2, 1921 - June 19, 2007
Inez J. Farley, 85, of Corvallis died June 19.
She was born in Selma, Ala., to John and Nancy Taylor and moved to Illinois as a small child.
Inez ran restaurants for more than 30 years in the southern Illinois area. She moved to Oregon in 1984 and cooked for Oregon State University fraternity and sorority houses.
Inez enjoyed antique shopping, estate sales and taking rides in the country, but most of all her passion was cooking.
She belonged to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Corvallis.
She was preceded in death by a son, Tony Lanasky and a brother.
Survivors included her children, Tom, Nancy and Jeanie; three sisters; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
At her request no services will be held.
Contributions are suggested to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 4141 NW Harrison Blvd, Corvallis.
Farnstrom Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Resource Center, Independence handled arrangements. To send an online condolence: www.farnstroms.com
Verna G. Stee Krauger
Dec. 28, 1916 - June 21, 2007
Verna G. Stee Krauger, 90, of Monmouth died on June 21 in Monmouth.
Verna was born on a farm in Blooming Prairie, Minn., George and Leora Thompson.
Verna lived in Big Bear Lake, Calif., and moved to Oregon in the early 1960s with her husband, Byron Stee. He died in 1978.
She had worked for Commercial Bank in Monmouth and retired from OCE, now Western Oregon University.
In 1982 she married Frank Krauger, he died in 1999.
Verna enjoyed crafts, sewing and flowers.
Survivors include her sons, Donald (Pat) Stee of Monmouth and Tom (Bonnie) Stee of La Pine; stepson, Bernie (Tina) Krauger of Monmouth; stepdaughter, Barbara of Detroit, Mich.; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren
Graveside service is 11 a.m., Wednesday June 27 at Fir Crest Cemetery in Monmouth.
Contributions are suggested to Alzheimer's Association, 1311 N.W 21st Ave., Portland, OR 97209.
Farnstrom Mortuary, Independence handled arrangements.
Nicole "Nikki" Lee Lunquist
Sept. 11, 1973 - June 20, 2007
Nicole "Nikki" Lee Lunquist, 33, of Dallas died June 20 in Dallas.
She was born in Richland, Wash., to Robert and Debra Lee Vanderwind Yeats.
She married Robert Bryan Lundquist on July 7, 1998 in Lewiston, Idaho.
Nicole was devoted to her four daughters and while raising her children she became a certified cosmetologist in 1997. Even though health issues forced her to find a new career she decided to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a nurse like her grandmother, Nancy.
Nikki not only went to school full-time, she was also able to take care of her family throughout. After years of struggle, she graduated as a registered nurse from Chemeketa Community College in 2004.
She went to work for Salem Hospital in the baby/mother unit, which she was very passionate about.
Survivors include her husband, Bryan of Dallas; daughters, Mariah, Sierra, Alyssa and Katlyn, all of Dallas; parents, Debra and Bob Yeats of Lewiston; sister, Erin Cochrane of Clarkston, Wash.; and brother, Christopher Yeats of Lewiston.
Memorial service was June 26 at New Life Family Fellowship, formerly the Nazarene Church, in Dallas.
Contributions are suggested to a college fund for Nicole's daughters in care of the Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center which handled arrangements.