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Polk County, Oregon Obituary and Death Notices Collection

Polk County, Oregon Obituary Collection - 78

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Date: Wednesday, 12 May 2010, at 6:07 p.m.

Raymond G. "Cue Ball" Morgan
May 11, 1929 - April 24, 2002
Raymond G. Morgan died at home in Sheridan April 24. He was 72.
He was born in Dallas to Fielding and Carrie Sullivan Moran.
He married Vivian Elaine Vogle Dec. 16, 1954.
He lived in the Sheridan area for over 40 years. He owned and operated Ray's Pilot Service until health reasons forced him to retire.
He collected classic cars and belonged to Classic Cars of Sheridan. He participated in many parades, and loved to hunt and fish.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Vivian, and a daughter, Penny.
He is survived by his son, Michael Morgan of Sheridan; and daughters, Vickie Brooks of Sheridan, Cindy Swander and Rhonda McKnight of Lebanon, and Glenda Ice of The Dalles. He had 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were April 30 at Upper Falls City Cemetery. Bellman Funeral Home in Dallas is handling the arrangements.

Robert Cass Lamping
July 29, 1921 - April 21, 2002
Robert Cass Lamping of Salem died April 21 in Salem. He was 80.
He was born in Vancouver, Wash. to Milton and Laurita Van Doren Lamping.
He grew up in Vernonia. He graduated from high school there in 1939 and then entered the Air Force.
He served during World War II, Korea and Vietnam. He retired from the Air Force in 1967 as a technical sergeant.
He married Doris Danielson Aug. 5, 1957 in Las Vegas, Nev. They moved to Salem in 1968.
He worked for SAIF for several years, then worked at Children and Family Services until he retired.
He owned his own boat and was a commercial fisherman between Astoria and Warrenton for several years.
He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Jan Ree Ward of Salem.
He had been a member of the Four Corners Gun Club since 1968. He enjoyed fishing, reading and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife, Doris Lamping of Salem; son, Charles Lamping of Newberg; daughters, Linda Pederson of Dallas and Sheri Kubishta of Salem; brothers, Bud Lamping of Lebanon, Ray Lamping of Astoria and Art Lamping of Vernonia; and sister, Gloria Peter of Madisonville, La.
He had 14 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held April 27 at Restlawn Memory Gardens in Salem. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Elder David Robert Pederson Missionary Fund, San Antonio, Texas, in care of Dallas Mortuary Chapel, which is handling the arrangements.

Steven Douglas Messal
July 22, 1981 - April 17, 2002
Steven Douglas Messal, formerly of Dallas, died April 17 in Seattle, Wash. of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was 20.
He was born in Corvallis. He attended Dallas grade schools. He also attended Dallas High School and Chemeketa Community College's Winema Campus.
As a child, he was involved in soccer, baseball and football.
He enjoyed riding BMX bikes, working on cars and spending time with his friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Sharon, in 2001. He is survived by many friends.

Virginia Collins Ediger
March 13, 1915 - Nov. 5, 2000
Virginia Collins Ediger of Dallas died on Nov. 5 in Independence. She was 85.
She was born in Pine Bluff, Ark. the daughter of Benjamin and Mandy Martin Foster.
She grew up and lived in Arkansas until the age of 15. She moved to Carlsbad, N.M. and married John Collins at the age of 16 on July 8, 1931 in Carlsbad. John died on Feb. 25, 1963.
She married Abe Ediger on Aug. 29, 1981 in Dallas. He died on May 17, 1997.
She worked as a school cook in Carlsbad, N.M. and started cooking for Lyle Elementary School in Dallas in 1951 and retired from Lyle in 1981.
She loved bowling and had many trophies. She always had a big garden and enjoyed working in the yard. She enjoyed visiting with her many friends.
She was preceded in death by her son, John Collins in December 1995.
Survivors include her son, Gene Collins of Dallas; daughters, Virginia Seals of Vale and Ernestine Potter of Milton-Freewater; brothers, J.C. Foster of California, Bill Foster of Bend and Gene Foster of Arizona; sisters, Eunice Bennett of Dallas, Gladys Ferris of Dallas, Ruth Wheldon of Tillamook, Lorene Guddy and Fern Sanchez, both of California; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 10 a.m. at Bollman Funeral Home in Dallas and intermenty will follow at Dallas Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association in care of Bollman Funeral Home.

Donald F. Moreland
Aug. 30, 1924 - Oct. 31, 2000
Donald F. Moreland of Monmouth died on Oct. 31 in Salem. He was 76.
He was born in Dallas and lived in Salem for many years where he worked as as maintenance worker for the City of Salem.
He was preceded in death by his son, Dale in 1999.
Survivors include his daughters, Dana of Colorado and Deleah of Salem; sisters, Delia Sperling of Independence and Virginia Barber of Canby.
No services were held. Barrick Funeral Home of Salem handled the arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mid Willamette Valley Hospice.

Clayton Clifford Heide
Jan. 11, 1927, Oct. 30, 2000
Clayton Clifford Heide of Sweet Home died on Oct. 30 in Lebanon. He was 73.
He was born in South Dakota the son of Theodore and Roxey Heide.
He moved to Oregon as a young teen, living mostly in the Monmouth area. He married Mary Lee Mead in 1945 in Monmouth. She died on July 20, 1992.
He married Wilma "Jean" Sheppard in 1996 in Albany. He worked in the sawmills in the 1960s and moved to Sweet Home in 1999.
He enjoyed bowling and shooting pool. He was a very quiet man.
He was preceded in death by his son, Clayton Duane in October 1999, one sister and three brothers.
Survivors include his wife, Wilma "Jean" of Sweet Home; daughter, Lucinda "Cindy" Gray of Sweet Home; sisters, Evelyn of Colorado, Betty of Dallas, Dollie of Monmouth and Virginia of Washington; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.
Graveside services were Nov. 3 at the Dallas Cemetery. Bollman Funeral Home in Dallas handled the arrangements.

Belva M. McDonald
Belva M. McDonald of Dallas, formerly of Port Orford, died on Nov. 6 in Dallas. She was 84.
Arrangements are under the direction of Coos Bay Chapel, 685 Anderson St., Coos Bay, OR 97420, 541-267-3131.

Betty Ann Schweitzer
April 25, 1921 - Oct. 30, 2000
Betty A. Schweitzer of Salem died on Oct. 30 in Salem. She was 79.
She was born in Flagstaff, Ariz. the daughter of Fred and Berta Cannon Rowe.
At an early age she moved to Fayetteville, Ark. where she was raised and attended school. In about 1934 she moved to California where she met John Schweitzer and later married on Dec. 13, 1958 in Las Vegas. In 1969 the family moved to Oregon.
She enjoyed cooking, sewing and fishing.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John in 1993 and two brothers, James West in 1995 and Jackie West in 1999.
Survivors include three daughters, Georgia Shrewsbury of Salem, Linda Copeland of Clackamas and Pat Cecil of Riverside, Calif.; son, Ronald Burdick of Canby; sisters, Sandi Burkhardt of Penryn, Calif. and Novelle Monson of Van Nuys, Calif.; along with 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Memorial services were Nov. 4 at Salem Gospel Center in Salem.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Assn. in care of the Dallas Mortuary Chapel.

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