Shirley Ann Evenson
Jan. 26, 1931 - Oct. 1, 2004
Shirley Ann Evenson of Albany died on Oct. 1 in Salem. She was 73.
She was born to Casey Henry and Dolorus Dorothy Hankel Fest in Vernonia.
The family moved to Dallas where she graduated from Dallas High School in 1948.
Shortly after graduation she met Neil Stanley Evenson and they were married in Dallas on March 17, 1951.
She was proud of her long history of helping others as a volunteer and in her various career choices. Her last position she served as the office manager of the local United Way and had worked with the forest industries and, with the North Albany and Dallas Water Districts. Her favorite was serving as the head secretary of Whitworth Elementary School in Dallas.
She had been active in the Eastside Christian Church in Albany and Beta Sigma Phi.
She enjoyed traveling, gardening, homemaking, painting in oils, collecting spoons, plates and other art objects, volksmarching, creating and sewing toy bears, and many other activities including the company of family and others.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Lucy Maxine Hill, sons, Bruce Alan Evenson in May 1989 and Ronald Van Evenson in September 1974.
Survivors include her son, Neil Stanley Evenson, Jr. of San Diego, Calif., and two grandchildren, Zachary Elijah Evenson and Teresa Kimberley Johnson.
A Celebration of Life service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6 at the Eastside Christian Church, 1910 Grand Prairie Road in Albany. Graveside services will follow at Willamette Memorial Park.
Contributions may be made to Samaritan Evergreen Hospice, 1046 West 6th, Albany OR 97321 or sent in care of AAsum Funeral Home, 805 Ellsworth St. SW, Albany, OR 97321 which handled the arrangements.
Clarence "Pete" Peters
Jan. 26, 1931 - Oct. 1, 2004
Clarence "Pete" Peters of Dallas died Oct. 1 in Dallas. He was 73.
He was born to Jacob and Katherine Balzer Peters in Meade, Kan.
He moved to Dallas in 1935 and graduated from Dallas High School in 1951.
He married Darlene Mikkelson in Dallas on Jan. 27, 1952.
It was on March 1, 1963 he joined Clarence Grubbs to form Grubbs & Peters Service Center in Dallas and retired April 30, 1994.
He was a member of the Dallas Chamber of Commerce where he served as a director and as president. He was chosen Good Samaritan in 1986, served 24 years on Dallas Ambulance Association, 10 years with the Oregon National Guard - Tank Company 162nd Infantry Division and obtained the rank of Master Sergeant. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Dallas and served on councils and as president.
He joined the Dallas Volunteer Fire Department in December 1953 and was active in fire fighting until October 2001. He served as assistant chief from 1965 to 1988 and was named Firefighter of the Year in 1960 and Officer of the Year in 2001. On Aug. 5 of this year the Dallas Fire Department honored him by dedicating a beautiful gazebo built by the members of the department in the Delbert Hunter Arboretum in honor of his 50 years of service to the Dallas Fire Department.
After his retirement he helped on several Habitat houses, helped with the remodel of the kitchen at the fire hall, known as "Pete's Diner," the pottery room at Dallas High School and remodeled rooms at Trinity Lutheran Church. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening, fishing with his grandson, Logan and son-in-law, Kerry. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family. Since October 2001 he had been part of a cancer research program at OHSU which helped him greatly over the past three years.
He was preceded in death by his sisters, Verna Riemer and Wilma Friesen and business partner, Clarence Grubbs.
Survivors include his wife, Darlene; daughter, Sue and her husband, Dave Smith of Salem; Sandra and her husband, Kerry Cook of Vancouver, Wash.; grandchildren, Kirsten and Logan Cook, both of Vancouver; sisters, Esther Teuscher and Helen Krieger, both Woodburn; and brother, Marvin Peters of San Jose, Calif.
Memorial services were Oct. 4 in the Trinity Lutheran Church. Private entombment was at Restlawn Memory Gardens Mausoleum in Salem.
Contributions may be made to the Dallas Volunteer Fire Department, Trinity Lutheran Church, Willamette Hospice or the Delbert Hunter Arboretum in care of the Bollman Funeral Home in Dallas which handled the arrangements.
June 6, 1936 - Sept. 27, 2004
Franz Dolp of Corvallis died on Sept. 27. He was 68.
He was born to Frank Dolp and Hermine Dorothy Franz in Portland. He spent much of his childhood and youth in Seattle.
He received an undergraduate degree from Yale University in business administration and a PhD from the University of California, Berkley.
Following a stay of more than 2 years in the Middle East he returned to the states and embarked on a career in teaching economics at California State University, Fullerton. He later moved "home" to the Pacific Northwest, teaching at Willamette University, Western Oregon State College and Oregon State University.
He was a passionate advocate for reconnecting humans with the natural world. The restoration of his land on Shotpouch Creek, 40 acres in the Oregon Coast Range, was a main focus. Over the years he planted thousands of trees, tracked wildlife, established and maintained trails and built a cabin.
He recently chronicled his restoration efforts through a collection of essays, "To Plant an Ancient Forest." He had completed a work of poetry, "Seasons: A Poem of Transformation," and was working on a new collection, "River: Reflections on the Infinite." One of his poems is part of the Willamette River Diptych public installation at the Corvallis Public Library.
He was a co-founder of OSU's Spring Creek Project for Ideas, Nature, and the Written Word.
Survivors include his wife, Dawn Atkins Jones and two children, Laura Anne Dolp and Jonathan Dolp, from a previous marriage to Roberta Morrison Dolp.
Memorial services were Oct. 3 in Corvallis.
Contributions may be made to "Spring Creek Project" in care of the Department of Philosophy, Oregon State University, 208 Hovland, Corvallis, OR 97331.
DeMoss-Durdan Funeral Home in Corvallis handled the arrangements.
Leonard F. Nelson
Nov. 4, 1917 - Oct. 4, 2004
Leonard E. Nelson of Independence died Oct. 2 in Independence. He was 86.
He was born to William and Ruth Davis Nelson in Prairie City.
He married Martha Hart in December 1939. She died in 1986.
He worked as a hazelnut farmer for many years.
He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Tammi Nelson.
Survivors include his sons, Ken Nelson of Independence and Ben Nelson of Sacramento, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Private graveside services will be held at Belle Passi Cemetery in Woodburn.
Contributions may be made to Willamette Hospice in Salem.
Farnstrom Mortuary in Independence handled the arrangements.
Jacob "Jake" Warkentin
July 1, 1920 - Sept. 28, 2004
Jacob "Jake" Warkentin of Dallas died on Sept. 28 in Dallas. He was 84.
He was born in Mountain Lake, Minn.
The family moved to Wolf Point, Mont., in 1922 and then to the Dallas area in 1934.
He graduated from Dallas High School in 1941 and in 1942 he attended Northwestern Bible School. While in school he met Frances Roppelt and they became engaged in 1942. They waited until he returned from serving in the Army during World War II to be married in 1946.
The couple spent two years in Newport, Wash., before moving back to Dallas. He worked at Towmotor for 30 years while running a 125 acre farm.
Following retirement he built a new home and traveled extensively.
He was active in several churches including the Evangelical Bible Church in Dallas.
He enjoyed sports, travel, farm life, and visiting with family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Fran in 2000.
Survivors include his sons, Ron of Monmouth, Jerry of Salem and Jack; sister, Rosella Peters of Monmouth; brother, Hank of Christmas Valley; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Services were Oct. 2 at the Evangelical Bible Church and interment was at Dallas Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to Missions at the Evangelical Bible Church in care of Bollman Funeral Home in Dallas which handled the arrangements.
Victor Eugene Lund
March 28, 1925 - Aug. 17, 2004
A memorial and celebrations of life for Victor Eugene Lund of Monmouth will be held from 3 to 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 9 at the Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship of Corvallis, 2945 Circle Blvd., Corvallis.
Contributions may be made to the Victor E. Lund Scholarship Fund in care of Western Oregon University, Oregon Lions Sigh Hearing Foundation in care of Central Lions, PO Box 101, Independence OR 97351 or U.U. Fellowship of Corvallis for youth programs or to any food bank.
Ann L. Olsson
June 4, 1952 - Oct. 1, 2004
Ann L. Olsson of Dallas died Oct. 1.
Services are pending with Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service in Salem, 503-364-2257.
Jesse B. Bahr
Jan. 27, 1922 - Oct. 3, 2004
Jesse B. Bahr of Grand Ronde died on Oct. 3.
Services are pending with Bollman Funeral Home in Dallas, 503-623-3286.