Marilyn Maxine Erlwein
1935 - Feb. 28, 2006
Marilyn Maxine Erlwein, 70, longtime friend and neighbor in the Independence Airpark, died Feb. 28 while traveling in Arizona. She had lived in Independence for more than 15 years before moving to Onalaska, Wash.
She was born in Olympia, Wash.
Survivors include her husband, Dewey; children, Gaylene, Maxine and Andy; a sister, brother and father; several grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Service was March 7 at Highlands Community Church in Renton, Wash., and inurnment was at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Renton.
Sybil Maud Cothrin Rauch
Dec. 7, 1916 - March 15, 2006
Sybil Maud Marvin Cothrin Rauch, 89, of Dallas died March 15.
She was born in Del Paso Heights, Calif., to James "Jack" Ray Marvin and Anna Jamima Grace Ford, both of Nunda, N.Y.
She was raised in Knights Landing, Calif., where her father had a machine shop. He is credited for inventing the Marvin Landplane. Her great-grandfather was a carriage builder and held a patent for the Side-bar Spring Wagon in Nunda Station, Livingston County, N.Y.
Sybil married Amon Sheldon Cothrin of Latrobe, Calif., Nov. 11, 1939.
She was a 50 year Rebekah Lodge Member, as well as past Noble Grand. She was also a member of the Ore Grange and the Eagles. She enjoyed being a homemaker and travel.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Amon; sons, Marvin and Lauren; and her brothers and sisters.
Survivors include her daughter, Arlene (Melvin) Smith; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Private burial will be in Medford under the direction of Bollman Funeral Home in Dallas.
Contributions may be made to Willamette Valley Hospice or to Rebekah Lodge No. 282, Latrube. To send an online condolence to to www.bollmanfuneralhome.com.
Helen Mundell Wassum
April 10, 1935 - March 16, 2006
Helen Mundell Wassum, 70, of Dallas died March 16 in Dallas.
She was born in Empire to Herbert and Irene Mundell Myers.
Helen graduated from North Bend High School.
Helen settled in Dallas in 1962. She married Manning Wassum Nov. 23, 1963 in Reno, Nev.
Helen worked at the West Salem Safeway prior to working in the health care field. She worked at the Dallas Hospital and later Valley Community Hospital in Medical Records and Polk County Home Health Care. She later worked for Dr. Hoda in medical records and retired in 1997.
Helen had served on the Dallas Cemetery Board for a number of years and had been involved in Eastern Star. She enjoyed reading and was active in Friends of the Dallas Library. Helen loved spending time with her family and grandsons. She loved the Oregon Coast and her little piece of Heaven at Pacific City called Helen's Hideaway.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Herbert.
Survivors include her husband, Manning; daughter, Teresa (Joseph) Clinton III of McMinnville; sisters, Myrtle Padgett of Cloverdale, Calif., Louise Mundell and Ann Freeman, both of Dallas; and two grandsons, Kyle and Bryce.
Friends are invited to a fellowship 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, March 23 at the home of Don and Ann Freeman, 749 SW Mill St., Dallas. Graveside service is 1 p.m. Friday, March 24 at Ocean View Cemetery in Coos Bay.
Contributions may be made to Friends of the Dallas Library in care of Bollman Funeral Home in Dallas which handled arrangements.
Frankie Marie Padgett
Sept. 10, 1954 - March 15, 2006
Frankie Marie Padgett, 51, of Eugene died March 15 at Yachats.
She was born in Redlands, Calif., to Frank and Hazel Donahoe Crow.
The family settled in Sheridan in 1969 and Frankie graduated from Sheridan High School in 1973.
She had been active in Rainbow Girls and Eastern Star in Sheridan.
She received her Business Degree from Chemeketa Community College. Frankie worked for Stan Malo Insurance in Dallas for two years. She moved to McMinnville in 1978 and worked for Hagan & Hamilton Insurance.
Frankie married Joseph Padgett Aug. 2, 1980 in McMinnville. They lived in Sheridan for three years and later moved to the Tigard and Beaverton area where Frankie worked for American States. She settled in Eugene eight years ago and had worked for Safeco and later as a customer service representative for Smith & Crakes Insurance.
She had been active in the U of O Daisy Ducks Booster Club and the Ya Ya Sisterhood. Frankie loved sports including golf. She loved quilting and had made many beautiful quilts. Frankie loved spending time at the Oregon Coast.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Hazel Crow.
Survivors include her husband, Joe of Eugene; sister, Pat (Dan) Trueax of Dallas; stepmother, Suzanne Crow of Colton; stepsister, Kim Caldwell; and several nieces, nephews and a great-niece and great-nephew.
Service was March 21 at Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center.
Contributions may be made to Light The Night Walk for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society or the Salvation Army in care of Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center.
William "Bill" Wallace McAlpine
Jan. 15, 1952 - March 16, 2006
William "Bill" Wallace McAlpine, 54, of Albany died March 16 in Albany.
He was born to Wallace "Rudy" and Dora Miller McAlpine in Salem.
He grew up on the family's ranch in the Kings Valley area and graduated from Central High School in Independence in 1970.
He moved to Albany in 1977 and had worked at Teledyne Wah Chang since 2001.
He enjoyed riding quads, camping, boating and woodworking, but working on his tree farm and helping others always came first.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Don McAlpine.
Survivors include his children, Kristen and Mark, both of Albany; sister, Betty Daubenspeck of Carson, Wash.; and several nieces and nephews.
Celebration of life will be 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 25 at Albany Senior Center, 489 Water Ave NW with remembrances at 2 p.m.
Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or to a charity of choice in care of Fisher Funeral Home, 306 SW Washington, Albany, OR 97321, which handled arrangements.
Scott David Needham
Oct. 1, 1954 - March 26, 2006
Scott David Needham, 51, of Dallas died March 26.
He was born in Long Beach, Calif., to Dawson "Doc" and Beth Ohlsen Needham.
Scott grew up in Thousand Oaks, Calif., where he set long-standing track and field records in pole vaulting at Newbury Park High School. He graduated from the Northrop Institute of Technology (NIT) and worked as an airplane mechanic.
He worked in aviation at Santa Barbara Airport for more than 7 years then became a lineman for California Bell. He later installed cable television before moving to Oregon in 2004. Scott was employed by Layton Manufacturing in Salem at the time of his death.
Scott enjoyed sports car racing, music and played the flute, and he loved to fix things. He was known for his many talents in repairs.
He had been attending the Church of the Nazarene in Dallas.
He was preceded in death by his father, Doc Needham in January 2005.
Survivors include his daughters, Vanessa Salantino and Andrea Needham, both of Templeton, Calif.; granddaughter, Erica Salantino of Templeton; mother, Beth Needham of Dallas; sister, Lisa Shephard of Dallas; brother, Dawson Needham of San Luis Obispo, Calif.; and stepsister, JoyLee Brooks of Huntington Beach, Calif.
Memorial service will be held in California.
Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center handled arrangements. To send an online condolence go to at www.dallastribute.com.
March 29, 2005
Jesus Rosales infant son of Jose S. Rosales and Luz Adela Paredes died March 29 in Salem.
Survivors include his parents, Jose Rosales and Adela Paredes, sisters, Cindy and Lizbeth Rosales and brother Jose Angel Rosales, all of Independence; and grandparents, Rosalio Rosales, Lorenza Chavez, Francisco Paredes and Maria Delaluz Valencia, all of Mexico.
Funeral mass was April 3 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Independence and interment was at Hilltop Cemetery.
Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center handled the arrangements.