Alan L. Pedigo
Dec. 20, 1932 - Feb. 3, 2002
Alan L. Pedigo of Salem died on Feb. 3. He was 69.
He was born to Orville and Ollie Pedigo in Craigmont, Idaho.
He came to Eastern Oregon at an early age and attended schools in Hermiston. Following graduation from high school in 1951 he married Betty Williams.
Not long afterward they moved to Monmouth where he attended Oregon College of Education, now Western Oregon University, for a short time on a football scholarship.
He then spent the next 28 1/2 years in the lumber industry retiring from Boise Cascade in 1981.
In 1974 he and Betty divorced.
He married Patricia "Patty" Dent in 1975.
he began his own business in 1988, "Al's Arctic," a restaurant equipment and supply business.
His passion was square dance calling which he did for over 30 years, calling for square dances all over the state of Oregon, as well as, California, Washington, Idaho and Montana. He and Betty started Independence Wagon Wheelers square dance club in 1960. Independence Wagon Wheelers continue to dance at the Polk County Fairgrounds. He also was the caller for several other clubs in the Willamette Valley and Portland.
He was a member of the BPOE No. 1950 in Independence.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Martin Pedigo.
Survivors include his wife, Patty Pedigo of Salem; daughters, Shirley Davis of Dallas, Lori Coffman of Gresham, Melinda DeRochier of Salem and Leslie Wilson of Keizer; son, Steven Pedigo of Salem; former wife, Betty Sharp of Monmouth; brother, Bob Pedigo of Leesburg, Ga.; sister, Corlena Reed of The Dalles; and eight grandchildren.
A celebration of life was held Feb. 6 at Court Street Christian Church and interment was at Restlawn Memory Gardens in Salem.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Willamette Valley Hospice, 2700 Market St. NE, Salem, OR 97301 or the Muscular Dystrophy Association, 4800 SW Macadam, Portland, OR 97201.
Restlawn Funeral Home in Salem handled the arrangements.
Jan. 14, 1923 - Feb. 9, 2002
Jean Becklund of Falls City died on Feb. 9. She was 79.
She was born to Myron and Florence Woodworth Gilman in Little Falls, Minn.
She married Bill Becklund on Jan. 1, 1945 in Minneapolis, Minn.
He was in the U.S. Air Force for many years and the family moved many times throughout the United States and abroad.
She had been a registered nurse for a number of years earlier in her life.
They settled in Falls City in 1972.
She had been a volunteer with the Boy Scouts.
She enjoyed reading, gardening, canning and national politics.
Survivors include her husband, Bill of Falls City; sons, Eric of Falls City and Bruce of Mountain Home, Idaho; daughter, Kristin Blanchard of Los Angeles; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Private family services were held at Restlawn Memory Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association in care of Dallas Mortuary Chapel which handled the arrangements.
Laura M. Crosiar
April 3, 1915 - Feb. 9, 2002
Laura M. Crosiar of Sublimity died on Feb. 9. She was 86.
Memorial services are pending with Farnstrom Mortuary in Independence. For service information call 503-838-1414.
Daniel Timothy Bain
June 16, 1981 - Feb. 10, 2002
Daniel Timothy Bain died on Feb. 10. He was 20.
He was born in Corvallis to John and Lynn Bain.
He and his family spent the next six years in Entiat, Wash. before returning to Oregon in 1987.
He attended school in the Philomath School District from first grade to graduation. While in school he enjoyed sports, science, writing, reading, social studies and chess.
He highly respected and appreciated his many teachers and coaches who had touched his life over the years.
He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, hiking, hunting, target shooting, photography, star gazing, surfing and white-water rafting. Mostly he enjoyed his time with his brothers, sister and parents.
He loved America and was proud and honored to serve his country in the U.S. Army Infantry National Guard. He completed basic training at Fort Benning, Ga. in the summer of 2001. He was looking forward to attending Officer Candidate School and receive a commission in the Army as a combat infantry officer.
He was enrolled at Western Oregon University as a political science and philosophy major.
Survivors include his parents, John and Lynn of Philomath; sister, Esther of Africa; brothers, Johnny of Eugene, Denny of McMinnville and Tommy of Philomath; grandmother, Patricia Hayes of Los Angeles; and grandfather, John Bain of Boise, Idaho.
Services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 2 p.m. at Marys River Grange Hall in Philomath. A potluck gathering will be at the Bain's following the service.
Irene Frederica Weatherly
February 17, 1902-April 26, 2002
Irene Frederica Weatherly of Dallas died April 26 in Dallas. She was 100.
She was born on the farm in her grandparents' home, in Long Prairie, the daughter of Winfield and Eva Thompson. She was the eldest of three children.
In 1920, she graduated from Wilber High School. After graduation, she began teaching in three on-room schools in otter, Slough, Rock Creek and Long Prairie, all in Douglas County.
She married Lee McMickle May 6, 1925. He died in 1938. She married Norman Weatherly Sept. 26, 1946. They spent 41 years together on the farm where she grew up.
She is preceded in death by her brother, Marshall Thompson; husbands Lee McMickle and Norman Weatherly; sons Henry and Harry Weatherly and daughter Normabelle Goesch.
She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Joyce and Robert Stevenson, Bonnie and Francis Albro and Janela and Vincent Stone; and son and daughter-in-law Norman Fred and Eileen Weatherly. She had many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-granchildren.
Graveside services are planned for Saturday, may 4 at 11 a.m. at the Scottsburg Cemetery in Scottsburg. Memorial contributions may be sent to a scholarship fund for students graduating from Elkton High School, in care of Bollman Funeral Home in Dallas, which is handling the arrangements.
Carl Dean Cole
April 10, 1914 - April 27, 2002
Carol Dean Cole of Independence died April 27 in Dallas. He was 88.
He was born to Clarence and Ellen Cole in Boyd.
He was in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 46.
Until 1950, he farmed on a ranch in Dufur. In 1950 he and his family moved to Ephrata, Wash. He worked for several companies, laying pipe and working as a cement finisher.
They moved back to Dufur and ranched until January 1962, when they moved to Independence, where they bought a ranch and continued farming. He also worked at Wah Chang from 1962 until his retirement in 1979.
He enjoyed his family, gardening, cutting firewood and visiting his friends and neighbors.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy; daughter, Carol Jean Cole; sisters, Ruth Bolten, Martha Cole, Gladys Wandry and Mary Bruce; and brothers, Floyd Cole, Cecil Cole, Kenneth Cole and Harold Cole.
He is survived by his daughters, Cheryl Dean Cole of Salem and Margie Ann Johnson of Dallas; two grandsons; and one great-grandson.
Graveside interment was April 30 at Hilltop Cemetery in Independence.
Memorial contributions can be sent to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.
John R. McVey
May 22, 1945 - April 26, 2002
John R. McVey of Dallas died April 26 in Dallas. He was 56.
He was born in Sutter County, Calif. to Leonard and Gladys McVey. He was raised by his sister in Colorado. He graduated from high school in Grand Junction, Colo. in 1963. he attended Long Beach City College for two years.
He served in the Navy during the Vietnam War.
He resided with his best friend, Frank Snyder.
He is survived by his sisters, Helen Wagner of Colorado, Eden Stewart of Sutter County, Calif., Dorothy Stewart of Perry, Ga. and Susie McVey of Utah; and brothers, Richard McVey of Sutter County, Calif., Leonard McVey of Yuba City, Calif., Jim McVey of New Jersey, Dean McVey of Meridian, Gary McVey of California and Allen McVey of Sacramento, Calif.
There will be a celebration of his life for his friends and family at his home, 1070 East Ellendale Ave., Dallas, from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 2.