Johnny Kerr, Jr, 96, formerly of Mosier, Oregon, and long-time resident of Salem and Coquille, died September 25, 2018, in Dallas, Oregon, 9 days before his 97th birthday. He was born October 3, 1921, in Portland, Oregon, to John Kerr Sr. and Maybel Hedberg. He attended many different schools before going out on his own
Phyllis Ann Ronfeld, age 85, peacefully passed away November 28, 2018, with her family by her side. Phyllis was born December 28, 1932 to Ernest and Ethel Cramer in The Dalles, Oregon. The Dalles was her home for her entire life, except for the time at Oregon State University and teaching for a few years
Lulu J. Cole, of Portland, Ore., passed away on Nov. 11, 2018. She was 93. “Lu” was born in Bend, Ore., on March 3, 1925, to William “Fred” and Dellie (Wright) Matlock. Her early years were spent in Lexington and Heppner, Ore., moving to The Dalles, Ore., in 1933. She attended The Dalles High School,
Jerry’s great-grandparents, John and Emily Bailey were early pioneers who in 1863 crossed the plains from Illinois to Oregon in a covered wagon. Born in The Dalles, Ore., Jerry was the youngest son of Walter R. and Mabel (Withers) Bailey. His siblings were Jack, Don and Bonnie Bailey. Walter started the “Orchard View Farms” business
On November 21, 2018, Leo Albert Keilman, age 81, passed away at his home in The Dalles, Oregon. Leo was born on June 27, 1937, in Preston, Idaho, to Ruby and Leroy Keilman. He grew up in Miles City, Montana. Leo graduated from high school in Miles City and attended Carroll College in Helena, Montana,
Barbara J. (Bush) Worthen passed away Nov. 18, 2018, at the Oregon Veterans Home in The Dalles, Ore., at the age of 97. She was born to Leo J. and Marion H. (Rogers) Bush on Oct. 27, 1921, in Portland, Ore., and raised in Lone Pine, Calif. She met Grant W. Worthen in Glendale, Calif.
Marjorie Eleanor Franklin was reunited with the love of her life Harold G. Franklin, in the arms of God on November 17, 2018. She was born December 2, 1925, in Dodge City, Kansas to Harry Kimber and Maude (Pat) Meyers Behymer. In the mid-1930s she moved to Oregon with her parents and brother, H. Kimber
Ruth Lindley passed away November 14, 2018, at the local hospital. She was born in Hugoton, Kansas, the third of four children, to Charles and Roxie Schaffer Lease. When she was seven years old, the family moved to Oregon, where they picked fruit and hops in the Willamette Valley, before settling in Maupin. She graduated
Julie Bisset-Colby went home to Jesus Nov. 8, 2018, after battling ovarion cancer for 3½ years. Julie was born in The Dalles, Ore., in 1956. She attended St. Mary’s Academy until eighth grade and graduated from The Dalles High School in 1974. After high school she attended Eastern Oregon University earning a bachelor’s degree in
Pauline Lucy Muessig Alford passed away Nov. 3, 2018. She was born June 26, 1927, to Paul and Lucy Marie (McConnel) Muessig. She attended Lincoln High School. Her younger brother Delbert Wayne Muessig passed away this past May. She wed Elmer Burton Alford and they raised three boys, William Paul (Bing), Jeffrey Wayne, and Roger
Betty Allene Sabey, passed away on Nov. 7, 2018. Betty was born in La Grande, Ore., on July 12, 1933, to Elias Lincoln York and Stella Mae Baird. She was the oldest of 10 children. She grew up in Summerville, Ore., where her family had a small farm. She married Theo “Ted” Duane Sabey on
Jerry Proffitt was born In Portland Ore., and grew up in The Dalles and Tillamook, Ore. He passed away Oct. 26, 2018, in Tillamook. His biggest passion in life was cooking and spending time in the kitchen with his family. He loved fishing, enjoyed gardening, and was a big Portland Trail Blazers fan. Jerry is
Barbara was called home to our Lord on Oct. 31, 2018. She was one of five children born to Lavon and Marie Harmon. Barbara was a graduate of The Dalles High School in Oregon and was proud to be a Dalles High Booster Girl. Following high school, she married her high school sweetheart, Gary Honald.
Anna Maria Castelli Planz was born Jan. 12, 1928, in Newark, N.J. and passed away peacefully in her sleep Oct. 18, 2018, in Reno, Nev. Ann was a nurse and her favorite place to serve was the operating and emergency room. Ann married Tim Planz in 1947 and they made their first home in Maryland.
In loving memory of Jim McCall Funeral service will be Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, 2 p.m. at Spencer, Libby and Powell, 1100 Kelly Avenue, The Dalles, Ore, 97058. A celebration of life will follow at the Bargeway Pub (formally The Windseeker) 1535 Bargeway Road, The Dalles, Ore, 97058. “I will always love you Nancy.”