Miscellaneous Yamhill County, Oregon Obituaries

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Harold W. Freeman

Harold W. Freeman, 50, of Salem, died Dec. 28.
He was born in McMinnville, attending Central High School and George Fox University. He lived and worked in the Salem area most of his life, most recently acting as a manager, human resources professional and training director at Rothís.
Survivors include his wife, Valorie, whom he married in 1972; parents Jiggs and Thelma Freeman of Salem; sisters Jency Rosasco of Sheridan and Willetta Freeman of Salem; and brother, Lynn Freeman, of Grand Ronde.
Friends and family will gather today at 2 p.m. at the Oak Grove Grange Hall. A mountainside celebration of his life is set for 1 p.m. Jan. 12 at Mt. Hood Meadows. Contributions in his honor can be made to the American Diabetes Association.
The Sheridan Sun - Jan. 3, 2001

Ather B. Stanphill

Ather Beatrice Stanphill, 101, died Jan. 1, 2001, at Alterra Villas in McMinnville.
She had lived for many years with her family in Sheridan. Her son attended school in Willamina.
She was born Oct. 13, 1899, in Hartford, Ark., the daughter of Charles Madison and Julie Carlile Putman-Crawford. She attended schools in Arkansas and ministerial training in Russelville, where she was certified as a minister for the Assemblies of God. She married Napoleon Stanphill in 1916. He died in 1922 and she married Napoleonís brother, Frank, in 1923.
The couple farmed, pastored a church in Kansas, worked in zinc and coal mines, made railroad ties, canned tomatoes, owned livestock and farmed for a living.
They moved to Sheridan in 1949. Her son, Leo, attended Willamina High school, where he played basketball and football. She moved to McMinnville in 1966. Frank died in 1974 and she lived by herself until the mid-1990s, rototilling her garden when she was 92 years old.
Survivors include her son, Leo Stanphill of Bend, and six daughters; Betty Jo Trimble of Perkins, Okla., Glenna Ward of Lowell, Ark., Dorothy Wasson, Nadine Dill and Alta Reeser of McMinnville, and Veneita Morrical of Albany, 26 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren and 41 great-great-grandchildren.
Services are at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Macy & Son Chapel, McMinnville, Pastor Larry Dill officiating. Private interment is at the Masonic Cemetery in McMinnville.
Contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation or Hospice, care of Macy & Son.
The Sheridan Sun - Jan. 3, 2001

Allan E. Bauer

Allan E. Bauer, 72, of Willamina, died Jan. 5 at home.
He was born Aug. 15, 1928 in Oregon City to Earl Arthur and Erma Lillian Hoots Bauer.
He was raised in Oregon City and Gladstone, graduating from Oregon City High School.
He worked for Crown Zellerbach for several years and then worked for Oregon American Lumber Co. in Prineville before moving to Sheridan. 
He continued to work for American Lumber Co. in Grand Ronde until 1974 when he went to work for Starkey Smith Security, retiring in 1984.
He loved to fish, camp, play the accordion, banjo, harmonica and guitar. He also loved gardening, auto mechanics and carpentry.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Adams Bauer last June and his daughter, Cheryl Miller in 1998 and his brother, Roy, in 1968.
Survivors include sons, J.C. Adams of Lawton, Okla., Ed Ashman of Sheridan and Gary Ashman of Gervais; daughters, Scarlett Burns of Sheridan, Virginia Robertson of Willamina and Gloria Shore of Show-Low, Ariz.; 27 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Macy & Son Chapel in McMinnville.
The Sheridan Sun - Jan. 10, 2001

Frances Millikan

Frances Clare Millikan, 85, died Jan. 1 in Santa Rosa, Calif.
She was born Sept. 17, 1915 in Godalming, United Kingdom, and lived most of her life in Kensington, Calif. 
She was the daughter of George Leigh Mallory who died climbing Mt. Everest in 1924.
She is survived by her brother, John Mallory of Pretoria, South Africa, and three sons, Mark of Sheridan and George and Richard of Berkeley; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. 
Her husband, Glenn, died in 1947 and her sister, Berridge Robertson, in 1953
A memorial service will be held at Friends House in Santa Rosa, Calif., at 2 p.m. Saturday. 
Contributions: Plowshares, American Friends Service Committee, or Habitat for Humanity.
The Sheridan Sun - Jan. 10, 2001

Sharon Doran

Sharon Darlene Doran, 63, died Jan. 13 at her home.
She was born March 16, 1937 in Salem.
She served on the city library board for eight years and was secretary of Eastern Star for 15 years. She was also a member of the Ladies Aid.
She worked at the Bonanza Restaurant for 10 years and cooked at Grand Ronde Grade School for 10 years with her late mother, Myrtle Otjen.
She worked in the woods with her husband for seven years and owned a flower shop and book store in Sheridan for seven years.
She was active in Trinity Lutheran Church, including the Sheridan Days pancake feed.
Survivors include her husband, Dick, whom she married on Sept. 7, 1957 in Dallas; daughter, Kathy Doran-Brown of McMinnville; brother, Renny Otjen of Grand Ronde; a grandson, Travis Brown of McMinnville; an aunt, Rosa Breining of Bremerton, Wash.; a nephew, Todd Otjen of Dayton; a niece, Donnette Spaulding of Dallas.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Trinity Lutheran Church, Sheridan, with burial in Green Crest Memorial Park, Sheridan.
Arrangements were made by Adamsonís Sheridan Funeral Home.
Contributions: Hospice of Yamhill County (Health Dynamics).
The Sheridan Sun - Jan. 17, 2001

Darold R. Rich

Darold Rich, 46, of Sheridan died Jan. 8 of an apparent heart attack.
He was born Sept. 10, 1954 in McMinnville and graduated from Willamina High School in 1972. He attended the College of Idaho, played football and also played in Shriners Football in high school.
He returned to Willamina and worked for Champion Plywood. He later worked for Willamina Lumber. He enjoyed hunting, especially elk hunting and fishing. 
Survivors include his wife, Jerri, whom he married in 1978; daughter, Carly Rich of Sheridan; sons, Casey and Cody, both of Sheridan; parents, Kenneth and Barbara Rich of Willamina; sisters, Carole Crites of Sheridan, Connie Milton of McMinnville; and brothers, Duane of Willamina and Rodney of Sheridan. 
Interment was at Evergreen Memorial Park, McMinnville. Contributions: Cancer Society or Heart Association, care of the mortuary. 
The Sheridan Sun - Jan. 17, 2001

Wayne E. McCool

Wayne E. McCool, 65, of Sheridan, died Jan. 8 at home.
He was born, April 26, 1935 in Twin Falls, Idaho, to Wayne K. and Ethel S. Clonze McCool.
Raised in Idaho and Montana, he worked in the construction industry throughout the western United States. 
He worked the last 18 years mostly as a truck driver and mechanic.
He enjoyed hunting and fishing and collected guns.
Survivors include his wife, Nancy, whom he married July 3, 1971; daughter, Steve Jo, of Montana; sons, Wayne of Arkansas and Scott of Dallas; and brother, Richard.
Private family services were held.
Arrangement were made by Macy & Son mortuary, McMinnville.
The Sheridan Sun - Jan. 17, 2001

Laurel Holmes

Laurel Ellen Holmes, 74, of Willamina died Jan. 13 in Days Creek. 
She came to Days Creek only five months ago to live with her eldest daughter. 
She was born Aug. 13, 1926 in Grants Pass to George and Ellen Huit. In June, 1944 she married Orville Albert Holmes in Dallas. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Orville, two daughters, Sharlette and Sharla, and a brother and sister. 
Survivors include a sister, Alta Kimick of Joplin, Mo; daughters Sharron Robinson of Days Creek, Shannon Carral of Umpqua, and Lorvell Goss of Lapine; sons Orville of Berryville, Ark., Kerry and Larry of Sheridan, and Denny of Pyatt, Ark.; 39 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren. 
Graveside services will 11 a.m. Friday in Sheridan. Arrangements are by Myrtle Creek Family Funeral Home.
The Sheridan Sun - Jan. 17, 2001

Robert Hill

Robert Clyde Hill, 83, a former area resident, died Jan. 13 in LaPine.
He was born Oct. 16, 1917 in Peeksville, Wisc. He worked as an edgerman in a sawmill in Peeksville.
He lived in the Sheridan-Willamina area from 1953 to 1979, working as a part-time gunsmith and also working in the lumber industry. He moved to Spray in 1979 and did carpentry work.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy, whom he married on Dec. 21, 1937 in Giddin, Wisc.; a son, Wallace of Dallas; daughters, Jenny Barth of Dallas and Janice Griffin of LaPine; 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. A son, Walt, died in 1971.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Adamsonís Sheridan Funeral Home with private burial in Willamina Cemetery.
The Sheridan Sun - Jan. 17, 2001

Robert Fritch

Robert E. Fritch, 81, a former Willamina resident, died Jan. 14 in McMinnville. He was born Feb. 2, 1919 in Schofield. He moved to Willamina in 1971 when he retired from running a donut shop in Lincoln City. Survivors include his wife, Alice; sons, Floyd Tate of Tacoma and John Tate of Portland. Services were held at Willamette National Cemetery, Portland. Contributions: Health Dynamics Hospice in care of Adamsonís Sheridan Funeral Home.
The Sheridan Sun - Jan. 17, 2001

Bill Sturtevant

Bill M. Sturtevant, 75, of Sheridan, died Jan. 13.
He was born Feb. 11, 1925 in Pueblo, Colo.
He worked as a rock crusher operator for Rhodes Crushing, retiring in 1982.
He was a member of New Hope Christian Center in Sheridan.
Survivors include his wife, Lois, of Sheridan; sons, Cliff of Albany and Fred of Bend; a daughter, Elaina Tucker of LaPine; a sister, Betty Wallace of Salem; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
No services were held.
Contributions: Health Dynamics (Hospice) in McMinnville.
The Sheridan Sun - Jan. 24, 2001

Rose Papen
Rose Mary (Ruff) Papen, 68, of Sheridan, died at home Jan. 18.
She was born May 11, 1932 in Donnelly, Minn.
She attended McMinnville High School for three years and graduated from West Seattle High School. 
She was a volunteer for the Sheridan Referral Center and the election board. She was active in the Altar Society and Good Shepherd Church in Sheridan.
She loved to travel to Arizona.
Survivors include her husband, John, whom she married on Sept. 19, 1950 in Seattle; sons, Chris of Sheridan, Tim of Asotin, Wash., Danny of Tigard and Terry of Terrebonne; a daughter, Marjorie Meyers of Lebanon; 10 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
Services were held Tuesday at Good Shepherd Church with private burial services in Green Crest Memorial Park.
Adamsonís Sheridan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Contributions: Good Shepherd Church or Health Dynamics (Hospice) in care of Adamsonís.
The Sheridan Sun - Jan. 24, 2001

Louis Medeiros Jr. 
Louis Joseph Medeiros Jr., 73, died Jan. 19 in Salem.
He was born Jan. 27, 1927 in Dighton, Mass. 
He lived in Bend from 1968 to 1998 and worked as a school bus driver. He moved to Grand Ronde in 1998.
Survivors include his wife, Louise, whom he married in 1982; sons, Tony Anderson of Bend and Jeffery Medeiros of Portland; daughters, Brenda Waugh of Valencia, Calif., Kathy McCraven of Sweet Home, Tammy Anderson of Silver Lake, Trina Ziegler and Trixie Lopez, both of Bend; brother, Arthur of Royal, Neb.; sister, Elizabeth Stahl of Las Vegas; 14 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Two brothers, Al and Arnold, predeceased him.
Services will be at 11:30 a.m. today at St. Michaelís Church, Grand Ronde. 
Arrangements were made by Adamsonís Sheridan Funeral Home.
The Sheridan Sun - Jan. 24, 2001

Bernice Smith

Bernice G. Smith, 89, of Sheridan, died Jan. 21 at home.
She was born Oct. 25, 1911 in Grand Rapids, Mich., to Richard and Ethel Ruby Rogers Johns.
She was raised in Tillamook and graduated from Tillamook High School and beauty school in Eugene.
She married Mark Smith on June 19, 1934 in Vancouver, Wash., and lived in Portland until returning to Tillamook in 1937. 
She moved to Sheridan in 1948.
She and her husband owned and operated the Valley Maid Dairy from 1948 to 1969.
She was a member of the Sheridan Christian Church, Rebekah Lodge #162 and Sheridan Home Extension. 
She enjoyed reading and playing pinochle. She was a Sunday school teacher for more than 20 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1994; brothers Emmett and Martin Johns; and an infant son, Clair David Smith.
Survivors include sons, Charles and Richard, both of Salem, and Dennis of Tacoma, Wash.; a daughter, Sharon Johnson of Apopka, Fla.; a sister, Gertrude Phillips of Beaverton; 12 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Sheridan Christian Church with interment in Hopewell Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Macy & Son mortuary, McMinnville. Contributions: Health Dynamics in care of the mortuary.
The Sheridan Sun - Jan. 24, 2001

Lynn R. Linton

Lynn R. Linton, a former Willamina resident, died Jan. 23 in Canby. 
He was born in Jamestown, Kansas, to George and Oda Dell Linton. 
At a young age Lynn moved to Willamina, where he attended public school. After graduation, he worked at various jobs until entering the chinchilla business in the late 1940s. In 1952 he bought the hardware store in Gaston. In 1956 he sold the store and entered a number of private enterprises. In the early 60s he began working for various lumberyards in the Beaverton area before becoming the bookkeeper for the Ed Kingsley Yards in Portland. In l975 he retired while living in Beaverton. 
In 1935 he married Irene Carter; they were later divorced. He married Opal Spence in 1952; she died in 1962. 
He was a member of the Mason Lodge in Forest Grove and attained Life Membership in the Grand Chapter of Royal Masons, #37 in 1971. He enjoyed square dancing with the Eager Beavers, was an avid bridge player and golfer. 
He was preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers. He is survived by a brother, Robert Linton of Wamego, Kansas; a daughter, Kathy Goodin of Arlington, Texas; a son, Gary Linton of Canby; and nine great-grandchildren Also surviving is his longtime friend and companion Mary Lou Wheeler. 
Contributions: Willamette Falls Hospice; 1404 Division St. Ste. 7, Oregon City, OR 97045 or the Mason Model Student Assistance Program c/o P.O. Box 96, Forest Grove, OR 97116 or First Tee, World Gold Village, 425 S. Legacy Trail, St. Augustine, FL 32092. 
Services were held Saturday in the Chapel of Macy & Son, McMinnville.
The Sheridan Sun - Jan. 31, 2001

Kaye Carter 

Kaye Bethene Carter, 61, of Sheridan died Jan. 20 of ovarian cancer. 
She was born July 17, 1939 in Portland and lived in Sheridan for 22 years. 
She was an administrative clerk in community services. She enjoyed raising animals, flower gardening, sewing and cooking. She was a member of McMinnville Church of Christ. 
Survivors include her sons, Rob DeWhitt of Longview, Wash., and Chris Carter of Chicago; daughters, Michele Noren of Sandy, Utah, and Amanda Carter of Sheridan; brother, Merril Carter of Baker; and 13 grand- children. 
Services were held last Wednesday at the Sheridan Church of the Nazarene, which she attended. Interment was at Dayton IOOF Cemetery. 
Arrangements were by Autumn Funerals in Tigard. Contributions: Legacy Health Dynamics Hospice in McMinnville or the American Cancer Society.
The Sheridan Sun - Jan. 31, 2001

Leon Hibdon

Leon Earl Hibdon, 45, a resident of the Sheridan-Willamina area for the past 15 years, died Jan. 24 in Portland. 
He was born May 16, 1955 in Vancouver, Wash.
Survivors include his sons, Andrew and Mathew of Sheridan; daughters, Victoria and Elizabeth of Sheridan; mother, Donna Hibdon of Vancouver, Wash.; sisters, Donette Kutten and Michell Avila of Woodburn and Gail Hibdon of Salem; brothers, Brian of Salem and James of Falls City; grandmother, Loretta Campbell of Vancouver, Wash.; and a grandson, Cordell.
Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Jesus Our Jubilee Church in Dallas. A potluck will follow at Falls City Fire Hall.
The Sheridan Sun - Jan. 31, 2001

Richard A. Fraser

Richard A. Fraser, 62, of Sheridan, died Jan. 25. He was born May 11, 1938. Rosary will be said at 10:45 am. Wednesday and Mass will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. James Catholic Church in McMinnville. Interment will be at St. James Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements are by Macy & Son mortuary, McMinnville.
The Sheridan Sun - Jan. 31, 2001

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