Michele Adria "Chele" Dickerson
March 6, 1975 - Nov. 5, 2000
Michele Adria "Chele" Dickerson of Dallas died on Nov. 5 in a small plane crash. She was 25.
She was born in Eugene the daughter of Richard and Erma Hough Peterson.
She grew up in Eugene and graduated from North Eugene High School in 1993. She was a 1997 graduate of Western Oregon University. She worked for the Polk County Commission on Children and Families in Dallas. She married Robert "Rob" Dickerson in Eugene on March 20, 1999.
She enjoyed music, her family and her home.
She was a member of the Bethesda Lutheran Church in Eugene.
Survivors include her parents, Rick and Erma Peterson of Eugene; two brothers, Chris Peterson and Bret Peterson, both of Eugene; and grandmother, Lavon Hough of Underwood, Iowa.
Memorial services will be Friday, Nov. 10 at 1:30 p.m. at Bethesda Lutheran Church in Eugene and private burial will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be on Thursday, Nov. 9 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Musgrove Family Mortuary.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Assn. or Bethesda Lutheran Church.
Robert Russell "Rob" Dickerson
Feb. 17, 1973 - Nov. 5, 2000
Robert Russell "Rob" Dickerson of Dallas died on Nov. 5 in a small plane crash. He was 27.
He was born in Springfield the son of James and Carol Smith Dickerson.
He moved from Marcola to Bend in 1977. He attended Western Oregon University, Central Oregon Community College and received his associates degree in Fire Science from Chemeketa Community College. He had worked for Polk Fire District No. 1 and was a firefighter and paramedic for the the City of Salem.
He married Michele "Chele" Peterson in Eugene on March 20, 1999.
He enjoyed flying, camping, travel, adventure, his friends and golf.
Survivors include his parents, Jim and Carol Dickerson of Bend; and three brothers, Keith Dickerson of Bend, Craig Dickerson of Albany and Ken Dickerson of Butte, Mt.
Memorial services will be held on Friday, Nov. 10 at 1:30 p.m. at Bethesda Lutheran Church in Eugene and private burial will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Thursday, Nov. 9 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Musgrove Family Mortuary.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
Helen C. Holmes
June 29, 1917 - July 2, 2001
Helen C. Holmes of Dallas died on July 2. She was 84.
She was born to Roy and Nora Rumbaugh in Willow Lake, S.D.
The family moved to the Hood River valley when she was 5. She graduated from Parkdale High School and Oregon Normal School (WOU) in Monmouth.
She taught school in Shaniko and Cascade Locks. She later earned a degree in library science and was the librarian at LaCreole Junior High in Dallas from the time it opened in 1966 until she retired in 1980.
She was married from 1942 to 1955 to Arthur E. Sundsten. She married Jack Holmes in 1983. He died in 1999.
She was active in several civic organizations. She was past president of the Dallas Education Association and the Oregon Retired Teachers Association. She served on the Education Service District, Dallas Library and Senior Services Agency boards. She also served on the Oregon Education Association state committees. She was involved in leadership in Scouts, Camp Fire and 4-H. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Dallas.
She enjoyed reading, singing, duplicate bridge, sporting events, gardening, traveling and growing orchids.
Survivors include her children, Paula Douglas of Lake Oswego, Sam Sundsten of Bend, Molly Hayes of Dallas and Becky Pemberton of Salem; brother, Welcome Rumbaugh of Cascade Locks; sister, Trudy Dellinger of Eugene; and 14 grandchildren.
Memorial services were held on July 19 at First Presbyterian Church in Dallas and interment was at Idlewild Cemetery in Hood River.
Memorial contributions may be made to Dallas Public Library in care of Dallas Mortuary Chapel who handled the arrangements.
Ada R. Thompson
Jan. 20, 1915 - July 17, 2001
Ada R. Thompson of Dallas died on July 17 in Dallas. She was 86.
She was born to Roscoe and Viola Cramer Tidball in Sheridan, Iowa.
She grew up and attended school in Sheridan. She married B.W. Thompson on Feb. 18, 1934 in Indianola, Iowa.
They lived in many places while B.W. worked on the pipelines. They moved to Oregon in 1947 and settled in Dallas in 1967.
She was a member of the Dallas First Christian Church and the Dallas Women's Garden Club.
She enjoyed gardening and playing games.
She was preceded in death by a son, Gary Thompson on June 16, 1968.
Survivors include her husband, B.W. Thompson of Dallas; sons, Norm Thompson of Prineville and Carl Thompson of High Lakes, N.J.
Services were July 20 at Dallas Mortuary Chapel and interment was at Dallas Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Willamette Valley Hospice in care of Dallas Mortuary Chapel who handled the arrangements.
Dorcas Eileen D'Amico
Dec. 24, 1922 - July 20, 2001
Dorcas Eileen D'Amico of Dallas died on July 20 in Dallas. She was 78.
She was born to John and Eileen Smith McCormack in Willington, Mass.
She graduated from Wakefield High School in Massachusetts and attended one year of nursing college.
She married Philip D'Amico on June 2, 1945. They lived in California where she worked for L.M. Cox in quality control, a company that produced remote control planes and cars. She retired in 1973 and they moved to Dallas that same year.
She had attended St. Philip Catholic Church in Dallas and Dallas Christian Women's Club.
She enjoyed cooking and writing letters. She was a people person and enjoyed visiting. Her greatest love was her family and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include her husband, Philip of Dallas; daughters, Linda Sims of Dallas and Judy Analla of Sacramento, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Christian Wake services were July 22 at Dallas Mortuary Chapel and interment was at Dallas Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children's Cancer Center in care of Dallas Mortuary Chapel who handled the arrangements.
Bobbie Jean (May) Dingman
Nov. 21, 1931 - July 10, 2001
Bobbie Jean (May) Dingman of Bonita, Calif. died on July 10 in Bonita. She was 69.
She was born in Branson, Mo. and moved to Monmouth in 1945.
She graduated from Monmouth High School in 1949 where she met her future husband, Ardell Dingman of Independence. They were married in 1951. They would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 5.
They moved to San Diego, Calif. where Ardell served in the U.S. Navy. They retired in 1985 and traveled extensively in South America, Europe, Asia, the Scandinavian countries, visiting more than 37 counties. They also toured all of the states in the U.S. and Canada.
She taught Sunday School for junior high age children for 18 years at the Sweetwater Assembly of God Church in San Diego.
Survivors include her husband, Ardell James of Bonita; sons, Alan Jerome of Davis, Calif. and Wayne Lee of San Diego; and three granddaughters.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, July 28 at 2 p.m. at Sweetwater Assembly of God Church, 6090 Banbury St., Paradise Hills, San Diego.
Daniel Byron Cooper
March 13, 1949 - July 8, 2001
Daniel Byron Cooper of Dallas died on July 8 in Dallas. He was 52.
He was born in Eugene to Daniel and Agnes Foster Cooper.
He was raised in Dallas and lived his entire life in Dallas. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served in Vietnam.
Survivors include his wife, Jennifer Cooper of Dallas; daughter, Felicia Lee-Ann Benham of Dallas; son, Cacey Benham of Dallas; sisters, Danielle Cooper-Moore of Falls City and Cozzette Cooper of North Carolina; brothers, Robin Cooper of Dallas and Chuck Cooper of Washington.
Services will be Saturday, July 28 at 1 p.m. at Robin and Diane's home, 285 Oak Villa Road, Dallas.
Dallas Mortuary Chapel is handling the arrangements.