Miscellaneous Yamhill County, Oregon Obituaries


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Walter A. Gamel Jr.

Walter A. "Dub" Gamel Jr., of Willamina, died May 17 at Sheridan Care Center. He was 77 years old.
He was born July 28, 1922, in Double Knobbs, Texas, to Walter A. and Donie Self Gamel.
He married Dolly May 15, 1945, in Ft. Smith, Ark. The couple was married 55 years.
He was a World War II veteran.
He loved to camp with his family and to fish and hunt.
Survivors include his wife, Dolly P. Gamel, of Willamina; sons, Irvin A. Gamel of Stevenson, Calif., Walter E. Gamel of Dos Palos, Calif., Randy G. Gamel of Dayton, Clyde E. Gamel of Lafayette and Darryl W. Gamel of Sheridan; sisters, Olga Faye Palmer of Onalaska, Texas, and Gladys Nobles of Mason, Texas; brother, Irvin Gamel of Leander, Texas, 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Funeral Services were May 22. Adamsonís Inc. in Sheridan was in charge of arrangements.
The Sheridan Sun - May 24, 2000

Dorothy H.L. Wilson

Dorothy H.L. Wilson, 75, of McMinnville, died May 19 at the McMinnville Life Care Center.
She was born in Mooringsport, La., the daughter of Ira and Maggie Inman Johnson. She was raised in Louisiana, moving to Texas in 1944. She married A.Z. Wilson in 1944 in Henderson, Texas. In 1981, he preceded her in death.
In 1965 she moved to Longview, Texas. She moved to Sheridan in 1986 and to McMinnville in 1998. She was a member of A.A.R.P. and the V.F.W. Auxiliary.
Survivors include two daughters, Jean Nelson of Willamina, and Elaine Whitworth of Henrietta, Texas; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Interment is at Dallas Cemetery in Dallas, Ore.
Arrangements were by Macy & Son Funeral Directors, McMinnville.
The Sheridan Sun - May 24, 2000

M. Irene Basey

M. Irene Basey, 85, of Willamina, died March 21 at her daughterís home in Cove, Ore.
She was born Irene Carey in Nacogdoches, Texas, Jan 10, 1915.
She married Alton Basey in 1934 in Bend.
She had lived in Willamina for the past 28 years.
She enjoyed crocheting.
A son, Weslie, preceded her in death.
Survivors include her husband, Alton Basey of Willamina; daughters Mildred Dunn of Burns, Wanda Vaughn of Madras, Juanita Parker of LaPine, Betty Driggers of Cove and Connie Guyer of Salem; more than 40 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.
Basey is interred at Buck Hollow Cemetery, Willamina.
The Sheridan Sun - May 24, 2000

William Henry Gilbert 

William "Bill" Henry Gilbert Jr. died May 20 of cancer in his Sheridan home attended by friends and family. He was 50.
He was born Sept. 8, 1951, in Gold Beach and raised in the Roseburg area. He attended schools there and in Camas Valley.
He was a logger.
He lived off and on in Willamina and Sheridan since he was 16, returning to live here permanently five years ago.
Survivors include a daughter, Amanda Wright of Colorado; brother Harold Gilbert of Roseburg; sisters Leila Sundrud and Nancy Boehler of Salem, Deborah Bissonette, Ora Cockrum and Ann Gilbert of Roseburg. Private services and interment were handled by Crown Funeral and Cremation.
Contributions in Gilbertís name can be made to Willamette Valley Hospice.
The Sheridan Sun - May 24, 2000

Velma B. Warner

Velma B. Warner, 86, of Sheridan, died June 12 in McMinnville. She was born Aug. 22, 1913 in Jasper, Mo.
She grew up in mining towns at the Kansas-Missouri border. She married Harold Warner in 1931 and helped him build houses. He preceded her in death in 1979. She lived in Sheridan for 21 years. Survivors include a grand-nephew, Mike Melvin of West Linn.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Adamsonís Sheridan Funeral Home with interment in Green Crest Memorial Park, Sheridan.
The Sheridan Sun - June 14, 2000

Emma Summerlin

Emma M. "Riggs" Summerlin, 81, a former Grand Ronde resident, died June 8 in Lacey, Wash.
She was born June 28, 1918 in Grand Ronde to Andrew and Amanda "Jefferies" Riggs.
She worked in the shipyards during World War II. She moved to Salem in the 1940s and moved to Washington state in the early 1970s. She worked for Blue Lake Cannery and was also a professional housekeeper.
She was a member of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde and St. Michaelís Church in Grand Ronde.
Survivors include a son, Dwight of Lacey, Wash.; a daughter, Ann Ritchey, also of Lacey; a sister, Wilmadean Butler of Monmouth; 14 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Tyrone Ritchey.
Services were held Tuesday at St. Michaelís Church with burial in the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde cemetery. Arrangements were made by Adamsonís Sheridan Funeral Home.
The Sheridan Sun - June 14, 2000

Lawrence Berkey

Lawrence Lorin Berkey, 90, of Amity, died June 5 in McMinnville.
He was born July 25, 1909 in Aurora and lived most of his life working in mills and farming in the Sheridan area. He married Fannie B. Spath in 1932 in Sheridan. She died in 1993.
He set the concrete pillars on the WPA bridge project in Sheridan during the Depression . He worked at U.S. Plywood and Oregon Alder and Maple and other area mills.
Survivors include sons, Elmer of Rickreall, Gilbert of Amity, Albert of Albany, Noah of Whiteson, Allen of Sheridan, Arlen of McMinnville; daughters, Roberta Stutzman of Sheridan and Joyce McMillan of Salem; a brother, Ivan of Portland; 36 grandchildren, 70 great-grandchildren and 8 great-great-grandchildren.
Services were held Monday at the Sheridan Mennonite Church with vault interment in the Mennonite Cemetery in Willamina. Arrangements were made by Adamsonís Sheridan Funeral Home.
The Sheridan Sun - June 14, 2000

Jimmy Woodall

Jimmy Dale Woodall, 65, a former Sheridan resident, died May 8 of congestive heart failure.
He was born Feb. 20, 1935 in Salt Lake City, the son of Lawrence and June Woodall. He was raised and educated in Sheridan.
He served in the Navy before moving to Portland in 1970. 
He was a Tri-Met bus driver for 26 years, retiring in 1996.
He married Dixie Bozeman in 1958. She died in April.
Survivors include daughters, Holly and Merrily of Portland; a son, Bradley of Oregon City; brothers, Jack of Hillsboro, William of Sandy, and Ronald of Sitka, Alaska; and a sister, Bonnie Johnson of Dayton.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Legal Defense Fund. 
The Sheridan Sun - June 21, 2000

Shirley Glass

Shirley Glass, 64, a former area resident, died June 16 in McMinnville.
She was born May 29, 1936 in Caldwell, Idaho.
She was raised in Grand Ronde and lived in Willamina after living overseas with her husband who served in the military. In 1978 they moved to McMinnville where she owned Paulineís Sportswear for nine years.
Survivors include her step-father, Harold Perkins of Salem; daughters, Kathy Arca of St. Louis, Mo., Lorie Hernandez of Whiteson, Karen Richardson of Dayton; a sister, Sheryl Ault of Salem; her ex-husband, James of McMinnville; 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. 
Services were held Monday at Buck Hollow Cemetery, Willamina. Arrangements were made by Macy & Son mortuary, McMinnville.
The Sheridan Sun - June 21, 2000

Marion L. Forster

Marion Lucille Forster, 82, a former Grand Ronde resident, died June 26 in Salem.
She was born Dec. 5, 1917 in Grand Ronde and lived here until 1945 when she moved to Bend. She moved to Rickreall in 1985 and when her husband, Frank, died in 1988 she moved to Salem.
She was a member of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde and the tribeís enrollment committee.
Survivors include a daughter, Sharon Hanson of Salem; sisters, Norma Lewis of Keizer and Nadine McNutt of Salem; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Services were held at the tribeís cemetery in Grand Ronde.
Arrangements were made by Adamsonís Sheridan Funeral Home.
The Sheridan Sun - July 5, 2000

Glenn H. Alberts

Glenn H. Alberts, 87, of Sheridan, died June 28 at home.
He was born April 24, 1913 in Willow Lake, S.D., to John and Florence Ellen Bergmyre Alberts.
He was class president in high school where he was a star basketball player, graduating in 1931. He started showing sheep at age 12 and worked in the sheep industry most of his life.
He married Corenne Tibbets in 1939 in Sheridan, Wyo. In 1954 he moved to Klamath Falls. In 1969 he went to work for the M.C. Ranch at their feed mill in Lake County and retired 10 years later.
He moved to Wamic, Ore., in 1982 and then to Sheridan in 1996.
He was an avid gardener and enjoyed refinishing furniture.
Survivors include daughters, Diedre Brown of Kuna, Idaho, and Glenda Peterson of Sheridan; brother, Howard Alberts of Fargo, N.D.; sister, Evelyn Cook of Dallas, Texas; 9 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife; a brother, Clarence; a sister, Wilalmina Ackman; and a grandson.
Services were held Sunday at Macy & Son mortuary, McMinnville.
The Sheridan Sun - July 5, 2000

Gerald P. Burkey

Gerald P. Burkey, 72, of Sheridan, died June 30 in Portland.
He was born May 14, 1928 in Joplin, Mo., the son of John and Susie Carmichel Burkey. 
He worked for Meadowland Farms in Portland for many years as a lead herdsman and head milker. He also worked as a janitor at Centennial Middle School. 
He moved to Sheridan in 1993.
He raised draft horses and draft mules and took part in parades with his animals pulling a wagon full of children.
Survivors include his wife, Vi, whom he married in 1970 in Stevenson, Wash.; sons, John of Milwaukie and G. Owen of Boring; daughter, Amanda Parker of Portland; brothers, J.T. of Independence, Kans., and John of Salem; sister, Nelma Mac Lawrence of Web City; and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Treesa.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. today in the Willamina Free Methodist Church. Memorials may be made to the church youth program in care of Bollman Funeral Home, Dallas.
The Sheridan Sun - July 5, 2000

Donald Lee Pool

Donald Lee Pool, 70, of Sheridan, died June 27.
He was born Aug. 18, 1929 in Oklahoma City, Okla., and served in the Navy. 
He moved to Corvallis and married Dorothy Vaughn in 1957. They moved to the Sheridan-Dallas area in 1960.
He worked in road construction, retiring in 1995. He was a Cherokee Indian and enjoyed making Indian bead hatbands, square dancing and hunting. 
Survivors include his sons, Charles of Sheridan and Douglas of Dallas; brothers, Michael and Dave Marcott, both of Hermiston; sister, Linda Quebeto of Kingman, Ariz.; and two grandchildren.
Private services will be held later.
Arrangements were by Dallas Mortuary Chapel.
Contributions: Willamette Valley Hospice in care of the mortuary.
The Sheridan Sun - July 5, 2000

Louis A. Mishler 

Louis A. Mishler of McMinnville died July 3 at the age of 95.
He was born Sept. 15, 1904 in LaMonta, Ore., to Ace and Lenny Cane Mishler. He was raised in Oregon. He married Stella Hamilton. 
In 1952 he moved to Willamina and started Mishler Wrecking and Towing in Willamina where he worked as owner/operator. He retired in 1980. 
He was a member of the VFW post 4211 in Willamina, the American Legion and Cooties. He enjoyed flying. He is preceded in death by his wife, Stella, in 1987. 
Survivors include his son, Richard Mishler of Klamath Falls; brothers, Harley Mishler of Willamina and Harry Mishler of Portland; sister, Tillie Hamilton of McMinnville; five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. 
Services were held Monday at the VFW Hall in Willamina. Contributions can be made to the VFW Post 4211 in Willamina in care of Bollman Funeral Home, Dallas, which was in charge of arrangements.
The Sheridan Sun - July 12, 2000

Averil E. Nulph

Averil E. Nulph of Sheridan died June 16 in Sheridan. She was 97.
She was born March 10, 1903, in Hutchinson, Minn.
She moved to Canada when she was seven. She lived in Sheridan for many years.
She was married to Dewy Johnson, who preceded her in death, and Domer Nulph, who she married in 1959 in Lebanon. He died in 1997.
She was a homemaker, member of the Jehovahís Witnesses Kingdom Hall in Sheridan and loved to sew and do needlework.
Survivors include her sons, Earl and Laurence Johnson of Regina, Canada; sisters Charlotte Sjodow of Onamina, Minn., and Ida Johnson of Vancouver, B.C., four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.
Funeral services are at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Sheridan Kingdom Hall. Arrangements are by Adamsonís Sheridan Funeral Home.
The Sheridan Sun - July 12, 2000

Hazel (Butler) Bell

Hazel (Butler) Bell, a former local school teacher, died July 4 in a foster care home. She was 93.
She was born June 21, 1907, in Iowa, the daughter of William and Bertha (King) Leith.
She moved with her family to Colorado and then to Moscow, Idaho, where she attended elementary and high schools.
She transferred from Moscow Normal School to Oregon College of Education in Monmouth, where she earned her teaching degree in 1945.
She taught school in Grand Ronde and Sheridan for 10 years, and then in Port Orford and Tualatin until her retirement.
She married Robert M. Butler in 1927. He preceded her in death in 1971.
She married Homer A. Bell in 1973. He preceded her in death in 1995.
She enjoyed jewelry-making, leather tooling, painting, sewing and playing the piano and violin. She owned and operated a rock shop in Newberg and was a member of the Salem Rock Club.
Survivors include: son, Donald Robert Butler, St. Helens; daughter, Ruby "Laurene" Chapman of Baker City; sisters, Verna Orr of Seattle and Verla Sivley of Walla Walla, Wash.; 12 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a daughter, Dorothy June Valet; a brother, Roy Leith; and a sister, Pearl Betha Leith.
Funeral services were Saturday at Attrellís Newberg Chapel. Interment is at Evergreen Memorial Park in McMinnville.
Memorial contributions can be made to American Heart Association, care of Attrellís, 207 Villa Road, Newberg, OR 97132.
The Sheridan Sun - July 12, 2000

Beatrice M. Brandon

Beatrice M. Brandon, 78, of Amity, died July 5 at home.
She was born Feb. 18, 1922 in Beckley, West Virginia to William Howard and Catherine Muier Keister. 
She attended Valley City Teachers College in North Dakota from 1940-42 and then moved to Vanport, Ore., in 1944. She married Ernie Brandon April 21, 1945 in Vancouver, Wash.
She taught in a one-room schoolhouse with six students in North Dakota for one year in 1942 and worked at the shipyard in Swan Island from 1964-66. She also worked in Petersonís Seafood Factory in Charleston and the Catholic Nursing Home in North Bend. From 1974-75 she worked at Mid Valley Workshop in Amity.
She enjoyed sewing, cooking, gardening and garage sales.
Survivors include her husband; sons, Alan of McMinnville and Denny of Dundee; sisters, Caroline Drader of McMinnville and Gertrude Drader of Amity; brothers, William Keister of Tualatin and James Keister of Reno, Nev.; sister, Rose Pederson of Kalispell, Mont.; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Sheridan Nazarene Church with graveside services at 2 p.m. in Amity Cemetery.
Arrangements were by Macy & Son mortuary, McMinnville.
Contributions: Hospice of Yamhill County in care of the mortuary.
The Sheridan Sun - July 12, 2000

Edna Fredaborg Myron 
 
Edna Myron, 89, of Sheridan died July 14. 
She was born March 9, 1911 in Tacoma, Wash., and lived more than 20 years in Carver. She moved to Sheridan in 1995 after retiring from the state of Oregon. 
She was a member of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church and AARP and enjoyed gardening, reading, quilting and sewing. She married Ted in 1939; he died in 1970. 
Survivors include her daughter, Nancy Nunley of Sheridan; sons, Jim of Canby and Tom of Portland; brother, Melvin Hasslen of Gresham; sister, Vivian Hudson of Sheridan; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. 
Services were held Monday at Emmanuel Lutheran Church. Interment was at Lincoln Memorial Park, Portland. Arrangements were made by Adamsonís Sheridan Funeral Home. 
The Sheridan Sun - July 19, 2000

Peter Franklin Rose
 
Peter F. Rose, 94, of Sheridan, died July 16 at Willamette Valley Medical Center.
He was born Dec. 1, 1905 in Dillard. He lived in Douglas County where he was a math and shop teacher at Douglas High School in Winston. He was also a cabinet maker and carpenter. 
In 1971 he moved to Sheridan and in 1975 he retired. He loved gardening, fishing and hunting.
Survivors include his wife, Bonnie June Rose of Sheridan, whom he married Dec. 11, 1947 at Boise, Idaho; daughters, Delores Johnson of Redwood City, Calif., Darlene Amos of Long Pine, Neb.; sons, Daniel Rose and Randy Rose, both of Sheridan; 11 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Adamsonís Sheridan Funeral Home with vault interment at Green Crest Memorial Park.
The Sheridan Sun - July 19, 2000


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