Jan. 15, 1931 - July 20, 2003
Dale Nolen of Dallas died on July 20. He was 72.
Services will be at 1 p.m., Monday July 28 at Bollman Funeral Home in Dallas. Private interment will be at Willamette National Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in care of Bollman Funeral Home in Dallas which is handling the arrangements.
A full obituary will appear in next week's issue.
John Lee Buller
Sept. 11, 1938 - July 19, 2003
John Lee Buller of Salem died July 19 in Salem. He was 64.
He was born to John and Esther Wilcox Buller in Dallas.
He lived most of his life in the Dallas area, attending and graduating from Dallas High School in 1956. After high school he worked for the U.S. Government as a Civil Engineer technician for 20 years.
On May 17, 1968 he married Teckla Kinyon in Dallas. The couple lived in Missouri for about 16 years where he was a pastor of a church for five years and also worked in the computer industry for 10 years. When the couple returned to Oregon he worked for the State of Oregon.
He and his wife, Teckla are members of the Apostolic Faith Church in Dallas.
Survivors include his wife, Teckla of Salem; sister, Rita Braun of Nanaimo, British Columbia; two nieces; and five nephews.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday July 23 at Bollman Funeral Home in Dallas. Private interment will be in Dallas Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association in care of Bollman Funeral Home in Dallas which handled the arrangements.
Martina "Marty" Freddie
Sept. 28, 1910 - Jan. 25, 2005
Martina "Marty" Freddie of Salem died Jan. 25. She was 94.
She was born to Lawrence and Belle Fernandez Elwell in Santa Paula, Calif.
She grew up in Santa Paula, moving to San Pedro, Calif., where she was a cook and kitchen aide for the public school system until her retirement. She then moved to Medford where she was a volunteer for Providence Hospital and was awarded the volunteer of the year. She moved to Salem 10 years ago.
She enjoyed dancing and walking and was known for her quick wit and giggle.
She was preceded in death by two grandsons.
Survivors include her daughters, Viola Kersey of Monmouth and Stephanie Becerra of Camarillo, Calif.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held in San Pedro and interment will be at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in Culver City, Calif.
Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center is handling the arrangements.
William "Bill" Secord
Nov. 14, 1920 - Jan. 26, 2005
William "Bill" Secord of Dallas died Jan. 26 in Dallas. He was 84.
He was born in LaCrosse, Wis.
He married Mary Maher on Nov. 27, 1943 in Amarillo, Texas.
He served in the Army during World War II. They lived in Wisconsin, Texas, Minnesota, Colorado, North and South Dakota, Arizona, California and Washington prior to settling in Dallas in 1991.
He worked for Pascal Co., a dental instrument company in Bellevue, Wash., for 12 years until his retirement in 1988.
He was an avid reader. He enjoyed hunting and traveling. He had driven to Alaska and Minnesota in recent years which he enjoyed. He loved spending time with his family. He and Mary had celebrated 52 years of marriage.
He had a get well phone call from actor, James Best "Sheriff Roscoe P. Coltrine" from the Dukes of Hazard Show Sunday, Jan. 23.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary in 1995, son, William in 1993 and daughter Kathleen in 2004.
Survivors include his son, Steve of Dallas and four grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2 in Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center and interment will be in Dallas Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to the Humane Society or the Salvation Army in care of Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center which handled the arrangements.
Vernon Ernest Smith
Dec. 24, 1948 - Jan. 29, 2005
Vernon Ernest Smith of Dallas died on Jan. 29. He was 56.
He was born to Vernon and Eloise LaChapelle Smith in Salem.
He grew up in the Oak Grove area and attended Oak Grove School then Central High School. He later earned a certificate in diesel mechanics from Linn Benton College.
He married Mary McDonald on April 8, 1967 in Dallas.
He had worked for Willamette Industries retiring in June of 2000.
He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, hunting, camping, tinkering in his shop and vacations to Maui and the Oregon coast.
He was preceded in death by his father, Vernon Smith and two sisters, LaVera Smith and Janice Willis.
Survivors include his wife, Mary of Dallas; daughters and sons-in-law, Tami and Rees Linn and Missy and Rick Locke, all of Dallas, and Mini and Shane White of Prosser, Wash.; sisters, Dolores Bachelor of Salem and Ginger Ford of Scio; mother and stepfather, Eloise and Harold Hoven of Salem; and five grandchildren, Kelsey, Colby, Cheyenne, Justin, and Makena.
A Celebration of Life service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4 at Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center.
Contributions may be made to Dallas Kids, Inc.
Bob D. Warkentin
1943 - Jan. 27, 2005
Bob D. Warkentin died Jan. 27. He was 61.
He was born in Dallas and was raised by John and Tena Warkentin.
He served in the U.S. Navy and moved to Seattle where he met his wife, Linda.
He was a member of Local 46 for 35 years.
He enjoyed woodworking, cooking, camping and spending time at the ocean.
He was preceded in death by his birth mother, Elsie Thiessen and his father, John Warkentin.
Survivors include his wife, Linda; son, Everett; daughter, Shelley Parent and Rita Parmelee; brother, Bill Warkentin; sister, Bev Hill; and four grandchildren.
Memorial services were Feb. 1 at Church of the Good Shepherd in Lynnwood, Wash.
Contributions may be made to The American Diabetes Association.
Evergreen-Washelli Memorial Parks and Funeral Homes in Seattle handled the arrangements.
James "Jim" F. Armstrong
July 25, 1946 - Jan. 27, 2005
James "Jim" F. Armstrong of Salem died Jan. 27 from a long courageous battle with cancer. He was 58.
He was born to Geraldine Schweitzer and Fred Wood in Twin Falls, Idaho and was later adopted by Robert Armstrong.
He graduated from Lebanon High School in 1964. From there he enlisted in the Navy and served as storekeeper aboard the U.S.S. Regilus during the Vietnam war from 1964-1967. His name appears on the Vietnam Memorial at the Grand Ronde Indian Reservation.
After his service in the military he enrolled in college where he met his wife, Trina. He later worked as an accountant for Shutterbug, Payless, Salem Brake &
Wheel, Siletz Trucking Co., and was also an auditor for the Oregon State Farm Bureau.
In 1976, he purchased his Independence accounting firm, Armstrong & Associates, from Rose and Rudy Frykberg. He spent more than 30 years consulting and assisting his clients with their payroll, accounting, and tax needs. In his job he also had to be a friend, parent, marriage counselor, doctor, priest, and lawyer to his clients. He loved every minute of it and considered his clients not only friends, but a part of his family.
He had been a member of the Elks Club for more than 37 years.
His great loves were accounting, fishing, the outdoors, cooking, photography, boating and socializing with his friends and family.
He was preceded in death by both of his fathers.
Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Trina; daughter, Jennifer and son-in-law, Wyatt; grandsons, Tristan and Ethan; like real sons, Rich and A.J., both of Salem; brothers, Clyde of Idaho and Robert of Lebanon; sisters, Georgine of Salem and Georgia of Idaho; parents, Geraldine and Ray Hartl from Lebanon.
Services will be at noon Saturday, Feb. 12 at the Elks Lodge in Independence.
Contributions can be made to your favorite fish hatchery, American Cancer Society or Willamette Valley Hospice.
Arrangements were handled by Farnstrom Mortuary in Independence.