Miscellaneous Yamhill County, Oregon Obituaries

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Mabel Burdon 
Mabel Esther Burdon, 92, of Sheridan, died July 29.
She was born March 15, 1908 in McMinnville and lived on the family farm near Willamina her entire life.
When her health failed she moved to foster homes.
She was a housewife but also helped run the family dairy farm. She canned food grown in the family garden and fruit purchased from local orchards.
She kept rain and weather statistics for the Weather Bureau for a number of years and served on the local elections board. She took home extension classes and knitted clothing.
Survivors include sons, Richard of Portland and Stephen of Kirkland, Wash.; eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Her husband, Gayle Leonard Burdon, whom she married May 7, 1930, died in 1971.
Services were held Tuesday at Adamsonís Sheridan Funeral Home with interment in Green Crest Memorial Park, Sheridan.
The Sheridan Sun - Aug. 2, 2000

Matilda Hamilton

Matilda Hamilton, 86, of Sheridan, died Aug. 4.
She was born April 23, 1914 in Hubbard and moved to Sheridan when she was 10. She moved to Portland then to Estacada where she lived from 1970 to 1990 when she returned to Sheridan. She taught knitting and crocheting at Clackamas Community College and volunteered at the library. She married Walter in 1931; he died in 1974. 
Survivors include her sons, Eugene of Roseburg, Les of Halsey, Larry of Sheridan, Delmar of Scappoose, and Bruce and Walter J., both of Portland; daughters, Ruby and Iris, both of Portland; brothers, Harley Mishler of Willamina and Harry Mishler of Portland; 24 grandchildren; 56 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren. 
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Sheridan Mennonite Church where she was a member. Interment will be at Sheridan Mennonite Cemetery, Willamina. Contributions: Rock of Ages Home. 
The Sheridan Sun - Aug. 9, 2000

Ira Lamson

Ira Lamson, a Willamina native, died Aug. 7 at his home in Prineville. He was 91.
He was born Sept. 18, 1908 to Roy and Marjorie (Barber) Lamson. He graduated from Willamina High School. On May 13, 1939 he married Beatrice "Bea" Beasley in Willamina.
He moved to Prineville in 1955 where he worked in the mills and for the U.S. Forest Service. He was a member of the Prineville Christian Church and enjoyed raising cattle and horses.
Survivors include daughters, Sue Davenport of Richmond, Ken., and Sheri Lowery of Bend; brothers, Kenneth and Keith, both of Willamina; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife on April 25, 1992 and a son, Daniel Guy Lamson in 1973 and three sisters.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Heritage Chapel of Prineville Funeral Home. Private graveside services will be held at Juniper Haven Cemetery, Prineville.
Contributions: a charity of your choice.
The Sheridan Sun - Aug. 9, 2000

Elma Murray

Elma Murray, a former area resident, died Aug. 1 in Jackson, Tenn.
She was born June 23, 1914 in Springfield, Ill., to Elmer and Jinnie Whitehouse. She married Alexander Miles Murray on Aug. 11, 1946 in Washington, D.C. She lived in Grand Ronde for 25 years and was very active in her church and the community. She also lived in Salem for 10 years.
Survivors include four children, Justin Murray of Salem, Iris Hehe of Saltillo, Tenn., Lillian Dratler and Violet Froloff, both of Simi Valley, Calif.; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Aug. 19 in Kingwood Bible Church. Interment will be in Willamette National Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Arrington of Jackson, Tenn. Contributions: Worldwide Church of God, Salem Mission.
The Sheridan Sun - Aug. 16, 2000

Leona Reeder

Leona "Monie" Reeder, 90, of Sheridan, died Aug. 13.
She was born March 1, 1910 in Hayward, Wisc., and lived in Klamath Falls from the 1930s to 1993 when she moved to Sheridan. She enjoyed crocheting and flower gardening.
She married O.D. "Babe" Reeder in 1938, and he is deceased.
Survivors include daughters, Dawn Rosenbalm of Willamina and Bobbie Barbee of Burns; a son, Duane of Rancho Cordova, Calif.; sisters, Dorothy Badkee of San Antonio and Opal Bowers of Norfolk, Neb.; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today in Davenportís Chapel of the Good Shepherd in Klamath Falls with internment in Eternal Hills Memorial Gardens.
The Sheridan Sun - Aug. 16, 2000

R.W. Lingsheit

R. W. "Wayne" Lingsheit, who was part owner of a logging company in Willamina, died Aug. 2 in Walla Walla, Wash. He was 86.
He was born Sept. 1, 1913 in Parkston, S.D., the son of Frank and Cora Davis Lingsheit. He married Gladys Miller on Sept. 5, 1936 in McMinnville.
In 1954 he moved north of Pasco, Wash., where he raised cattle and hay.
In July 1993 he married Blanche Meidell in Kennewick, Wash
Survivors include his wife; daughters, Hazel Burns of Pasco, Helen Heavirland of Milton-Freewater and Emma Derting of Anacortes, Wash.; sons, Rodney of Pasco, Frank of Roy, Wash., and Roger of Bolingbrook, Ill.; a brother, Leslie of Medford; sisters, Verda Klym of Willamina, Carol Wheelder of Yreka, Calif.; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Services were held Aug. 4 at Mount Hope Cemetery in College Place, Wash. Contributions: Project PATCH (Planned Assistance for Troubled Children) through the Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home, 902 S. Main St., Milton-Freewater, OR 97862.
The Sheridan Sun - Aug. 16, 2000

Marion Crafford

A memorial service for Marion 0. Crafford of Sheridan was held Monday in Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Willamina. Private interment was in Willamette National Cemetery, Portland. 
Mrs. Crafford died Aug. 13 in McMinnville. She was 80. 
She was born Feb. 28, 1920, in Dassel, Minn. She attended San Diego State University. 
She and Earl Crafford were married June 26, 1941, in San Diego. 
She was an aide in the El Cajon Hospital for several years. In 1966, she and her husband opened a group home for teen-age boys. She later worked in the mental health field. She operated a home for elderly women for 25 years, retiring in 1990. 
Mrs. Crafford moved to Oregon in 1993, lived in Salem briefly and then settled in Sheridan. She belonged to St. Lukeís Lutheran Church in La Mesa, Calif., and was active in Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Willamina. She belonged to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, the American Association of Retired Persons and the Senior Drop-In Center, all in Willamina. 
Survivors include two daughters, Leonia Aguayo of Sheridan and Connie Gibson of Anza, Calif.; three sons, Michael Crafford of Willamina, David Crafford of El Cajon, Calif., and Mark Crafford of Temecula, Calif.; 13 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. 
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1995. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the elevator fund at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 315 South Main St., Willamina, OR 97396. 
Arrangements were under the direction of Howell, Edwards, Doerksen with Rigdon-Ransom Funeral Directors, Salem. 
The Sheridan Sun - Aug. 23, 2000

Loren Kimsey

Loren "Shorty" Kimsey of Grand Ronde died Sept. 1 in McMinnville.
He was born the son of Frank and Lela Kimsey Dec. 29, 1903 in Ballston where he grew up and attended school. At age 13 he moved to Grand Ronde.
He married Nora Warren on July 5, 1929 in Grand Ronde. He worked as a whistle punk for several area logging companies in Grand Ronde and surrounding areas for many years.
He enjoyed elk hunting and camping with his family. For many years he had a dory boat and enjoyed fishing out of Pacific City.
Survivors include his wife, Nora of Grand Ronde; son, Marvin of Grand Ronde; daughters, Margaret Provost and Myrna Brandon, both of Grand Ronde; 17 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Nazarene Church in Grand Ronde. Interment will be in the Grand Ronde Tribal Cemetery.
Contributions: the Veterans Memorial at Grand Ronde in care of Dallas Mortuary Chapel.
The Sheridan Sun - Sept. 6, 2000

Robert E. Vaughn

Robert E. Vaughn, 62, a former Sheridan resident, died Aug. 31 in Portland of heart disease.
Born, Jan 10, 1938 in Cripple Creek, Colo., he was raised in Sheridan and graduated from Sheridan High School.
He worked as a security guard and for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. He was a lifetime member of the Elks Lodge in Gresham.
Survivors include sons, Perry and Michael Vaughn; a daughter, Sandy Lawson; and sisters, Carla White and Marilyn Lewin.
Services were held Tuesday at Zellers Chapel of Roses. Contributions: Leukemia Society of America, Oregon Chapter, 6501 SW Macadam, Portland, OR 97201.
The Sheridan Sun - Sept. 6, 2000

Joetta Ann Sprigg

Joetta Ann Sprigg, 67, a former Willamina resident, died Sept. 3 in Hillsboro.
She was born Oct. 1, 1932 in Guide Rock, Neb., to Clayton and Cleora (Oesterblad) Fincher.
She married Glenn E. Sprigg on Dec. 12, 1952 in Willamina. They lived in Willamina until 1960 when they moved to Aloha and then to Cornelius in 1973.
She worked as a bookkeeper for Bank of California for many years. She enjoyed oil painting, baking and cooking.
Survivors include her husband, a daughter and two grandchildren.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Old Scotch Church in Hillsboro. Committal services will be held at Green Crest Memorial Park in Sheridan.
The Sheridan Sun - Sept. 6, 2000

Dorothy Ries

Dorothy Bernice Ries, 90, of Sheridan, died Sept. 8 in McMinnville.
She was born April 25, 1910 in Slater, Mo.
She married Oren Cecil Ries on Feb. 9, 1932 in Slater. She moved from Iowa to Grand Ronde in 1940 and then to Sheridan in 1953.
She was a member of First Christian Church, Sheridan, and she enjoyed visiting with friends at her own table in Sheridanís Sunshine Cafe.
Survivors include a son, John Ries of Sheridan; sisters, Lula Roberts of Grand Ronde and Wilma Demming of Portola, Calif.; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Services were held Tuesday at Adamsonís Sheridan Funeral Home with burial in Green Crest Memorial Park, Sheridan.
The Sheridan Sun - Sept. 13, 2000

Zoetta M. Hauser

Zoetta M. Hauser, 95, a former Sheridan resident, died Sept. 9 in Klamath Falls.
She was born May 23, 1905 in the Oklahoma Territory and graduated from college in Madison, Tenn., in 1928 with a degree in nursing. She worked as a registered nurse in many hospitals in the country, including Denver, Kansas City and Stockton, Calif. Before retiring, she worked as a private nurse.
She enjoyed knitting and loved to play the organ and piano.
Survivors include sisters, Mildred R. Nielson of Bonanza and Ruth Clark of North Plains.
Eternal Hills Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home in Klamath Falls was in charge of services.
The Sheridan Sun - Sept. 13, 2000

Leslie ĎRedí Thomson

Memorial services will be held for Leslie "Red" Thomson, 85, of Garibaldi at 3 p.m. Friday at the Old Mill Marina in Garibaldi. 
He was born Feb. 14, 1915 in Rainier to Martin and Edith (Wolde) Thomson and died Sept. 10 at his home. He lived in Rainier, Sheridan and Portland while his father was a logger. He graduated from Sheridan High School and went to work in a machine shop in Sheridan. 
He married Hellan Narin on Feb. 22, 1936 in Vancouver, Wash., and in 1950 they moved to Portland where he worked for a machine shop. In 1953 he purchased his own shop in Portland which he operated until his death. 
For the last 20 years, he came to the coast for weekends and has been a long time and active member of the Old Mill Marina. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and playing his banjo. 
He is survived by his wife, Hellan, and a brother, Eugene Thomson of Sheridan. Contributions: Old Mill Marina in care of Waudís Funeral Home, Tillamook. 
The Sheridan Sun - Sept. 13, 2000

Annabell Mae Poole

Annabell Mae Poole, of Willamina, died Sept. 13 in McMinnville. She was 66.
She was born Aug. 30, 1934, in McMinnville, the daughter of Theodore and Leona Severin Houck.
She grew up and attended school in the Grand Ronde area. She moved to the Molalla area in 1954 before moving to Gridley, Calif., in 1964 where she met Bruce Poole.
The couple married in 1967 in Reno, Nev., and lived in California for a short time before moving to Phoenix, Ariz.
She returned with her husband in 1985 to Grand Ronde, where she lived until her death.
She was a member of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde. She loved outdoor activities including fishing, hunting, camping and traveling.
Survivors include her husband; two sons, Joseph and Mark; ix daughters Julie, Jill, Jeanna, Janie, Janet and Jolene; a sister, Valerine; 17 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Monday at the Church of the Nazarene in Grand Ronde. Bollman Funeral Home in Dallas was in care of arrangements. Contributions: Veteran Memorial in Grand Ronde.
The Sheridan Sun - Sept. 20, 2000

Alice Viola Kent

Alice Viola (Burke) Kent, a former Sheridan resident, died Aug. 15 in Napa, Calif. She was 95.
She was born in a farmhouse near Woodland, Wash., on Sept. 27, 1904. She died with her grandson, John, at her side.
She is survived by her brother, Ted Burke, three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Her son, Robert F. Kent, and daughter-in-law, Helen H. Kent, preceded her in death.
She became a school teacher after graduating from high school.She taught for two years, then attended college at Oregon State University, and business school in Portland.She worked for Beaver Insurance before marrying Kenneth Kent on Aug. 28, 1926.
She lived many years in Sheridan with her sister, Helen Graham, after Kennethís death in 1959. She made many good friends in the area before poor health forced her move to Lafayette and then to Napa.
Alice loved reading, playing the piano and gardening.
Memorial services and a reception will be held at 11 a.m. Sept. 30 at Evergreen-Washelli Cemetery in Seattle, Wash.
The Sheridan Sun - Sept. 20, 2000

Hazel Marie Adams

Hazel Marie Adams, 84, of Willamina, died Sept. 15.
She was born May 11, 1916 in Fairmont, Minn., to Charles and Mittie (Pilson) Jackman. She married William Arley Adams on July 24, 1938 in Clarion, Iowa.
She grew up in Iowa and then moved to California. In 1950 she moved to Oregon and lived the last three years in Willamina.
Survivors include her daughters, Donna Young of Willamina and Judy Carver of McMinnville; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Private family services were held at Adamsonís Sheridan Funeral Home with interment in Willamette National Cemetery, Portland. Contributions: Hospice of Yamhill County in care of Adamsonís.
The Sheridan Sun - Sept. 20, 2000

Lois Iola Egnatoff

Lois Iola Egnatoff, 76, of Willamina, died Sept. 16.
She was born July 6, 1924 in Tillamook to Earl and Gladys (Hodgdon) Barber. She married Jack Engatoff in 1959.
She moved from Salem to Pacific City in 1980 to retire and in 1993 moved to Willamina. She worked as a waitress. She enjoyed oil painting, gardening, fishing and playing piano.
Survivors include brothers, Dale Barber of Molalla and Richard Barber of Coos Bay.
Memorial services will be scheduled later. Arrangements are by Adamsonís Sheridan Funeral Home.
Contributions: American Cancer Society.
The Sheridan Sun - Sept. 20, 2000

Glessie W. Matusch

Glessie W. Matusch, 83, of Sheridan, died Sept. 15 in McMinnville.
She was born Oct. 19, 1916 in Eros, Ark., to Theodore and Oma (Brown) Casey. She married Walter Edward Matusch on Nov. 7, 1936 in Vancouver, Wash.
She moved to Grand Ronde in 1930 and later moved to Sheridan where she lived the rest of her life.
She was a member of Sheridan First Christian Church.
Survivors include sons, Gary Matusch of Clackamas and David Matusch of Spring, Texas; daughter, Linda Lanham of Sheridan; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today in Green Crest Memorial Park, Sheridan.
Arrangements are by Adamsonís Sheridan Funeral Home.
The Sheridan Sun - Sept. 20, 2000

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