Dec. 5, 1932 - June 23, 2007
Carol Hiebenthal, 74, of Springfield, formerly of Dallas, died June 23 from complications from a stroke.
She was born to Max and Leona Wilde Kleman in Caroline, Wis.
She married Wayne Hiebenthal Nov. 14, 1952 in Salem.
They lived in Dallas for more than 50 years before moving to Springfield two years ago. She was a homemaker and mother.
Survivors include her husband, Wayne of Springfield; sons, Doug Hiebenthal of Happy Valley, Darrel Hiebenthal of Dallas, Don Hiebenthal of Salem, and Ron Hiebenthal of Springfield; sisters, Agnes Duhrkoop of Oregon City and Norma Herr of Silverton; brothers, Clifford Kleman of Springfield and Kenneth Kleman of Eugene; and 10 grandchildren.
Memorial service is 3 p.m., Friday, July 13 at Twin Rivers Baptist Church, 1660 Mohawk Blvd, Springfield.
Contributions are suggested to the American Heart Association.
Major Family Funeral Home in Springfield handled arrangements.
Theresa Marie (Kendall) Palmer
Dec. 11, 1941 - July 1, 2007
Theresa Marie Palmer, 65, of Bullhead City, Ariz., died July 1 in Bullhead City.
She was born in Mankato, Minn., to Wally and Jean Kendall.
Theresa moved to Falls City at age 8 and attended Falls City High School. She went on to earn a degree in Mental Health and worked in Portland.
After retirement she moved with her husband, Paul, to Bullhead City.
Theresa loved camping, taking photos, traveling and genealogy. Those were just a few of her interests. She knew where all the best restaurants, camping sites, and amusement parks were. Theresa loved taking her boys all over the United States to speed skating meets.
She was generous to a fault and was happiest when she was making others happy.
She was preceded in death by sons Jeff and Steven DuBell.
Survivors include her husband, Paul Palmer; son, Jim DuBell; brothers, Russell and James Kendall; sisters, Dorothy Sylsberry, Virginia Tallman, and Rose Ellis; and eight grandchildren.
Memorial service is 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 11, at the ball park in Falls City.
Patricia "Patsy" L. Ridderbush
May 16, 1954 - July 4, 2007
Patricia "Patsy" L. Ridderbush, 53, of Portland, formerly of Monmouth, died July 4.
She was born in Las Vegas to Eddie and Elaine Ainsworth.
Patsy lived in Monmouth prior to moving to Portland in 1989. She had worked for Cascade Terrace as a med-aide.
Survivors include her husband, Glen Ridderbush; daughters, Linda Laplant and Lori Aspon; sons, David Ridderbush and Daniel Ridderbush; parents, Eddie and Elaine Ainsworth; sister, Yvonne Hensley; brother, Ron Ainsworth; and three grandchildren.
Service is 1 p.m., Friday, July 13 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Monmouth. Interment will follow at Fir Crest Cemetery, Monmouth.
Farnstrom Mortuary, Independence handled arrangements. To send an online condolence: www.farnstrom.com.
Thomas Ivar Hansen
Nov. 1, 1931 - July 8, 2007
Thomas "Tommy" Ivar Hansen, 75, of Independence died July 8 in Salem.
He was born to Olaf H. Hansen and Emily Carter Justice in Del Norte, Colo., a stone's throw from the Rio Grande River.
Tom went to school in Del Norte until the family moved to Forest Grove. He graduated from Forest Grove High School and later enlisted in the Army and served in the Korean War.
Following his discharge he attended the University of Oregon. After graduation he worked for the Internal Revenue Service for 20 years.
During that time he married Esther Wheeler. Tom and Esther enjoyed traveling, music, golf and fishing.
After Esther's death, Tom moved to Independence, where he made many good friends.
When he retired from the IRS he opened his own tax service.
His interests included square dancing and mounting climbing with friends in the Mazamas organization.
He was a great reader and was knowledgeable about many things. He was an avid sports fan, and "Go Ducks" was his motto.
He met many golfers and baseball players during his lifetime, and wrote sports columns for the Salem newspaper.
Survivors include his sister, Connie Patterson, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Christopher Hopkins Ediger
Dec. 19, 1954 - July 21, 2007
Christopher Hopkins Ediger, 52, died July 21 in Dallas.
He was born in Dallas to Ernie and Gloria Ediger.
Chris attended public schools in Lebanon through grade six, where he began to display a very high IQ and a very entertaining sense of humor. He moved with his family to Indiana for a year while his father did graduate work in communications.
Then the family moved to Eugene, where Chris graduated from Sheldon High School in 1973. He competed in varsity track while in high school.
Chris became a French horn and bass violin player in high school. He played French horn in the Eugene Junior Symphony. He was a also a guest soloist on the French horn in the Portland Junior Symphony.
He played in the Symphonic Orchestra at the University of Oregon School of Music.
Chris married Debbie Erickson in Eugene in 1975. They later divorced. He married April Dahl in Portland in 1987, and they divorced. He married Marjorie Walton in 1994. They later divorced.
He was employed by SS Machinery Company of Dallas.
He was active in the Evangelical Bible Church and touched many lives with his desire to serve.
Survivors include his three sons, Austin, Jonah, and Parker Ediger of Tigard; parents, Ernie and Gloria Ediger of Dallas; sister, Angie Dailey of Tri Cities, Wash.; brother, Brad Ediger of Milwaukie; and a granddaughter.
Service is 7 p.m., Thursday, July 26 at Evangelical Bible Church. Private interment will be in Salt Creek Cemetery.
Contributions are suggested to Waymaker Mission, P.O. Box 3804, Tri-Cities WA 99302.
Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center handled arrangements.
Selma Ruth Wiebe
Jan. 20, 1925 - July 26, 2007
Selma Ruth Wiebe, 82, of Dallas died July 26 in Dallas.
She was born to Edward P. and Sarah Willems Schmidt in Corn, Okla.
She grew up in Inman, Kan., where she attended Zoar Academy and Inman High School, graduating in 1942. She was baptized and became a member of the Zoar Church in Inman, Kan., as a child. Selma attended Tabor College in Hillsboro, Kan.,and obtained her teacher's license.
On June 6, 1945, she married Allan Wiebe and moved to Omaha, Neb., to attend Grace Bible Institute. Selma studied French for a year with her husband in Belgium before they went to the Congo in 1951 as missionaries. She taught children until 1960, when forced to leave the Congo during the country's fight for independence from Belgium.
The family moved to Dallas in 1962 where Allan pastored the Evangelical Mennonite Brethren Church. After earning a degree in elementary education at OCE (now WOU) she helped start a kindergarten in the church.
In 1968 she moved back to Omaha and taught kindergarten for 21 years while her husband directed the Missions Department at Grace College of the Bible. They made a number of overseas trips to encourage missionaries and enjoy various cultures.
In 1991 they returned to the Salem area to retire.
Selma was active in Bible Study Fellowship and helped with the MOPS program of the church. She was involved in the Ladies Missionary Fellowship and Mothers of Missionaries (MOM's) monthly prayer meetings.
Selma loved her Lord and her family. She also loved children, music, traveling, cooking, needlework and sewing.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Joseph Schmidt.
Survivors include her husband, Allan; children, Ruth (Jay) Quiring of Dallas, Marilyn (Steve) Reischke of Sitka, Alaska, Janet (Stan) Teeple of Henderson, Nev., and Gordon (Delphia) Wiebe of Doland, S.D.; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Graveside service was July 31 in Dallas Cemetery followed by a memorial service at Evangelical Bible Church.
Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center handled arrangements.
Feb. 13, 1924 - July 25, 2007
Helene Welch, 83, of Dallas died July 25.
She was born in Malcom, Minn., to Silas and Hannah Johnson Campbell.
She moved to Cowiche, Wash., in 1937. Helene married Roy Welch in 1942.
Helene worked for the Ellensburg Telephone Company as a telephone operator from 1968 until her retirement in 1986. She settled in Dallas in 1986.
Helene enjoyed crocheting afghans and tablecloths for family members. She also enjoyed crafts. Helene's favorite place to visit was the coast.
She was preceded in death by her brothers, Robert, Charles and Francis Campbell, and sisters, Violet Benjamin and Millie Shipley.
Survivors include her sisters, Adeline Hays and Doris Lehto, both of Oakridge and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside service is 11 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 2 in Lane Memorial Gardens in Eugene. Visitation will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 1 at Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center, Dallas.
Contributions are suggested to Dallas Food bank in care of the Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center.