Denis Michael Moran
Feb. 27, 1940 - July 26, 2003
Denis Michael Moran of Monmouth died on July 26. He was 63.
He was born in Swindon, Wilshire, England.
He traveled to California in 1964 where he met and married his wife, Grieke.
They moved to Monmouth in 1968 where he was a college professor for 32 years.
His passions in life included his family, teaching and nature.
Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Grieke; sons, John and Michael, both of Salem; daughter, Monica of Salem; and four grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m., Wednesday, July 30 at St. Paul Episcopal Church with a reception to follow. Private family interment will be at Fir Crest Cemetery in Monmouth.
Contributions may be made to the Humane Society or the Independence and Salem food banks.
Farnstrom Mortuary in Independence handled the arrangements.
Darryl Vernon Brown
April 15, 1918 - July 22, 2003
Darryl Vernon Brown of Astoria died on July 22 in Astoria. He was 85.
He was born to Franklin A. Brown and Gladys Lurrine Flory Brown in Harmony, Minn.
He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1939 and was trained as a hospital corpsman and x-ray technician. He served 20 years and obtained the rank of Chief Petty Officer. He served during World War II and was stationed at a variety of stations that included Sitka, Alaska, Bremerton, Wash., and the Tillamook Air Station.
It was at the Tillamook Air Station that he met and married Nellie Marie Thornbrue on June 17, 1944.
In 1946 the family was stationed in Manicani, The Phillipine Islands.
He saw action during the Korean War where he served as a hospital corpsman aboard the LSMR 536 which patrolled the waters off the coast of Korea.
He received an Honorable Discharge from the Navy in 1959 and moved his family to Monmouth.
He began a second career working in business and was employed at Polk County Federal Savings and Loan in Dallas and Salem until 1973. He later worked as a sanitarian for the Marion County and Polk County Health Departments until his retirement in 1980.
He lived in Monmouth until 1997 when he and his wife, Nellie moved to Seaside and later to Astoria.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Nellie Brown on Feb. 16, 2001.
Survivors include his son, Michael Brown of Portland; daughters, Karen Neal of Astoria and Andy Doke of Monmouth; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
No services were held at his request.
Contributions may be made to the Lions Eye Bank of Oregon, 1015 NW 22nd Ave. N-120, Portland, OR 97210-9978.
Caldwell's Luce-Layton Mortuary in Astoria handled the arrangements.
Dale Anthony Nolen
Jan. 15, 1931 - July 20, 2003
Dale Anthony Nolen of Dallas died July 20 in Dallas. He was 72.
He was born to Clarence and Lora Black Nolen in Wetumka, Okla.
He graduated from Wetumka High School in 1949. He attended East Central College in Ada, Okla.
He served in the Army's 45th Division Artillery as a magazine keeper during the Korean Conflict.
He married Ivy Nail on Feb. 14, 1958 in Oklahoma City, Okla., where they lived for many years.
He was trained in Oklahoma City as a radar technician and worked for the Federal Aviation Administration.
They came to Dallas in 1978 and worked at the Laurel Mountain Radar Site above Falls City.
He retired in 1985 after 31 years with the Federal Government.
They moved back to Oklahoma City where Dale worked at the Academy as an instructor for radar technicians. They settled back in Dallas in 2002.
He was a member of the VFW and the 45th Infantry Division. He dabbled in everything. He was a Ham radio operator, enjoyed photography and coin collecting. He liked reading about Korean War History. He was known for his great barbecue ribs.
Survivors include his wife, Ivy of Dallas; son, Cliff of Dallas; daughter, Lori of Colorado Springs, Colo.; sisters, Marie Ice of Dallas, Texas, Delia Haraway of Vian, Okla., and Susie Winters of Wetumka.
Services were July 28 at Bollman Funeral Home in Dallas. Private interment was at Willamette National Cemetery, Portland.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in care of Bollman Funeral Home in Dallas which handled the arrangements.
Ruth J. Fletcher
Nov. 8, 1914 - July 27, 2003
Ruth J. Fletcher of Salem died on July 27. She was 88.
She was one of seven children born to Gustave E. and Laura Johnson in Clear Lake (Salem).
She married George A. Fletcher on Nov. 2, 1935.
They came to Salem where George worked for Travelers Insurance Company. In 1949 the family moved to Hartford, Conn., when he was tranferred by Travelers. They returned to Salem in 1972 following George's retirement from Travelers Insurance Company. George died in 1982.
A favorite activity of hers was fishing and she loved visiting people.
Survivors include her three sons, Roger of Dallas, George of Mineral, Va., and Jim of Pelican Rapids, Minn.; brother, Melvin LeRoy Johnson of Woodburn; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m., Friday Aug. 1 at Capital Manor in Salem. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday July 30 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday July 31 at Bollman Funeral Home in Dallas.
Contributions may be made to the Staff Assistance Fund at Capital Manor in care of Bollman Funeral Home in Dallas which handled the arrangements.
Feb. 9, 1918 - July 27, 2003
Margaret Braman of Dallas died on July 27. She was 85.
She was born to Frank and Emily Roppelt in Morrisville, Penn.
During World War II she worked in an airplane factory.
After the war she married Bill Braman in 1944. They made their first home in Newport, Wash., then moved to Dallas in 1950.
She worked at the Dallas Co-op and Rickreall Seed Company.
She enjoyed travel and was active in the Evangelical Bible Church. She and her twin sister, Fran Warkentin, played many instruments in various musical ministries for over 50 years. She also volunteered at Dallas Community Hospital and the AWANA program at EBC.
Survivors include her brother, Rev. Frank Roppelt of Philadelphia and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at Dallas Mortuary Chapel at 1 p.m., Thursday July 31. Visitation will be 1 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, July 30 at Dallas Mortuary Chapel.
Charles Dock Myers Sr.
May 5, 1904 - July 28, 2003
Charles Dock Myers Sr. of Dallas died July 28. He was 99.
He was born to George and Carrie Myers in the Florence Territory of Arizona.
He married Amparo Ramos on August 14, 1928 in Florence, Ariz. They lived in Los Angeles for a short period of time then returned to Florence, where they raised six children.
Following his retirement from the Southern Pacific Railroad in 1966 they moved to their present home in Dallas.
He was preceded in death by a son, grandson, five brothers and three sisters.
Survivors include his wife, Amparo of Dallas; sons, Charles Jr. of Dallas and George of Phoenix, Ariz.; daughters, Ida and Olga, both of Mesa, Ariz., Joan of Black Canyon, Ariz., and Florence of Pinehurst, N.C.; brother, Jim of Payson, Ariz.; sister, Winnie of Phoenix, Ariz.; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, totaling more than 110 surviving family members.
A wake of Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Aug. 1 at Dallas Mortuary Chapel. Visitation will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, July 31 at Dallas Mortuary Chapel.
Judy Ann Hojara
Dec. 18, 1946 - Sept. 11, 2003
Judy Ann Hojara of Independence died on Sept. 11 in Dallas. She was 56.
She was born in Corvallis to Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hirschy.
She grew up in Independence and graduated from Central High School in 1965. She attended Phagan's Beauty School and was a beautician for more than 26 years.
She enjoyed needlework, crocheting, listening to music, crafts, sewing and spending time with her grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Lewie and Bob.
Survivors include her husband, Ben Hojara of Independence; son, Paul Hojara of Idaho; daughter, Theresa Eckert of Independence; sisters, Mae, Gerri and Bonnie; brothers, Mac and Bill; and five grandchildren.
Memorial services will be at 1 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 18 at Calvary Chapel in Independence.
Farnstrom Mortuary in Independence handled the arrangements.