Miscellaneous Yamhill County, Oregon Obituaries

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F. Robert Wilkie

F. Robert Wilkie, 76, of Sheridan, died Jan. 28.
He was born Jan. 13, 1925 in Chicago, Ill., to Frank and Bertha Slowikowski Wleklinski.
He served in the Air Corps from 1942 to 1945 and then served during the Korean War from 1951 to 1954. 
He graduated from Indiana University in 1949 and Yale Divinity School in 1953. 
He traveled widely as a minister. His favorite position was campus minister. His last service was at Western Oregon University in Monmouth during the early 1980s. 
He loved animals, especially his dogs, Sally and Jocko, who traveled with him for many years.
He moved to Sheridan in January, 2000 and was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Willamina.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce Mill, whom he married Jan. 15, 2000 at her daughterís home near Sheridan; sons, Mark of Santa Monica, Calif., and Michael of Culpepper, Va.; daughters, Rebecca of Brightwood, Va., and Robin Engle of Warner-Robins, Va.; step-daughters, Karen Cruickshank of Sheridan and Carol Puderbaugh of Junction City; step-sons, Andrew Seablom of Davenport, Iowa, Charles Seablom of Oak Harbor, Wash., Don Seablom of Cottage Grove; stepdaughter, Mary Zustick of Joplin, Mo.; six grandchildren and 14 step-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held Feb. 4 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church.
Arrangements were by Macy & Son mortuary, McMinnville.
The Sheridan Sun - Mar. 7, 2001

Sharon Brockett

Sharon Marie (Palanuk) Brockett, 59, of Grand Ronde, died March 3 of breast cancer.
She was born Feb. 26, 1942 in Los Angeles, Calif.
Raised in Cove, Ore., she attended La Sierra College in California. She moved to Grand Ronde in 1964.
She was a member of the Art Guild and volunteered at the Grand Ronde Library.
For many years she wrote for The Sun as a correspondent.
She attended the Nazarene Church and Seventh-day Adventist Church in Grand Ronde.
She loved animals, nature and being with her grandchildren. She kept her wonderful sense of humor and an incredible attitude throughout her long illness.
Survivors include her husband, Irvin, whom she married March 22, 1994 in Bend; daughters, Rebecca Borden, Rosemary Nelson and Kathleen Palanuk, all of Grand Ronde, and Suzanne Palanuk of Los Angeles; sisters, Pamela Bates of Silverton, Suzanne Kellog of Seattle, Wash., Angela Lawson of San Bernadino, Calif., sister, Melissa Swanson of Perrydale; brothers, Barry Swanson of Hanford, Calif., David Swanson of Poway, Calif., and James Kellogg of Queensland, Australia; and eight grandchildren.
Visiting will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today and Friday at the Chapel of Macy & Son mortuary, McMinnville.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Grand Ronde Nazarene Church with interment in Willamina Cemetery.
Contributions: Health Dynamic Hospice in care of the mortuary.
The Sheridan Sun - Mar. 7, 2001

Terry Lee Morton

Terry Lee Morton, 43, who ran Morton Alder Mill in Willamina, died March 5 at his home in Dallas after battling for three years a rare bone cancer. 
He was born Jan. 5, 1958 in McMinnville, the son of Garnet and Mary Wisbey Morton. He was raised in McMinnville. 
He graduated from Lauralwood Academy in Gaston in 1976 and then attended Walla Walla College. 
He moved to Dallas in 1982 to work for the family business, Morton Alder Mill. After his father died in 1994 he ran the mill until his death.
He was a member of the Dallas Seventh Day Adventist Church and was a deacon in the church. 
He was chairman of the Falls City school board and Dallas Seventh Day Adventist School. He enjoyed camping and family trips.
Survivors include his wife, Laura, whom he married Nov. 30, 1980 in McMinnville; daughters, Megan and Danielle Morton of Dallas; sisters, Sally Thompson of Battleground, Wash., and Sue Morton of Vancouver, Wash.; and his mother, Mary Jane Morton of Dallas.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Dallas Seventh Day Adventist Church. Interment will be in the Dallas Cemetery. 
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Dallas Mortuary Chapel. 
Contributions: Pathfinders of Dallas Seventh Day Adventist Church in care of Dallas Mortuary Chapel.
The Sheridan Sun - Mar. 7, 2001

Harold Mercier

Harold Gaylan Mercier, 92, of Grand Ronde, died March 6.
He was born Feb. 12, 1909 in Grand Ronde and moved to Taft, spending many years in the Siletz River area. 
He was a logger. 
He married Velma Hudson in 1929. She died in 1998. 
Survivors include his son, Dean of Grand Ronde; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren. 
Services were held Friday at St. Michael Catholic Church in Grand Ronde. 
Arrangements were made by Bollman Funeral Home in Dallas.
The Sheridan Sun - Mar. 14, 2001

Robert E. Stilwell

Robert E. Stilwell, 79, a former Sheridan resident, died March 12 in Portland. 
He is survived by his wife, Ella, of Portland; daughter, Elizabeth Learwell of Portland; and four grandchildren. 
Visitation will be 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday at Macy & Son Funeral Home, McMinnville. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Portland.
The Sheridan Sun - Mar. 14, 2001

Gus Deines

Gus Adolph Deines, 86, a former Sheridan resident, died March 11 in McMinnville.
He was born Oct. 15, 1914 in Ft. Collins, Colo.
He married Stephany Kwasniewski on Aug. 7, 1937 in Chicago, Ill.
He helped fight the Tillamook Burn and worked with the CCC Corps. He also worked for Ace Fastener Corp. and retired in 1977.
He was a member of the Sheridan Jehovahís Witness Kingdom Hall.
He lived in Sheridan for many years before moving to McMinnville, last residing at The Hampton Special Care Center.
He loved fishing.
Survivors include his sons, Terry of Yorba Linda, Calif., and Tom of Newberg; brothers, Herman of Las Vegas and Bill of Tennessee; sisters, Rachael Lemaroux of Tennessee, Alma Rotermondt of Chicago, Betty Deines of Elmherst, Ill, and Esther Deines of Chicago; and two grandchildren.
Visiting will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today at Adamsonís Sheridan Funeral Home with burial following at Buck Hollow Cemetery.
The Sheridan Sun - Mar. 14, 2001

Nola Mae Davis

Nola Mae Davis, 79, died March 10 in her Sheridan home.
She was born Nola Mae Carr on Dec. 10, 1921, in Niobrara, Neb. She had also lived in Washington state prior to moving to Sheridan.
She married Dave Davis on Aug. 26, 1954, in Stevenson, Wash. She was a homemaker who loved fishing, hunting and family.
Survivors include her husband; daughters, Beverly Osborne of Otis and Diana Coddington of Grand Ronde; a brother, Lenny Carr of Rose Lodge; sisters, Beverly Carlson of Clatskanie and Margie Morningstar of Grand Ronde; seven grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
A private family service was held.
Arrangements were made by Adamsonís Sheridan Funeral Home.
The Sheridan Sun - Mar. 21, 2001

Frank C. Cramer

Frank C. Cramer, 78, a former Sheridan resident, died Feb. 15 in Pomeroy, Wash.
He was born May 26, 1922 in Cottonwood, Idaho.
He lived in Sheridan for 25 years, moving away in 1997. 
Uhlorn Funeral Chapel in Cottonwood, Idaho, was in charge of services.
The Sheridan Sun - Mar. 21, 2001

Joanne Creswell

Joanne Kathleen Creswell, 63, of Willamina, died March 15.
She was born Feb. 12, 1938 in Springfield, Ohio.
She worked for Birdseye in Woodburn and for School Bus Services in Canby and Molalla. She lived in Molalla from 1980-96 where she owned and operated Hamrickís Corner Pub from 1980-84. She married Hoppy Lough of Canby. They later divorced and she married Dean Creswell on June 15, 1985. They lived in Willamina the last five years.
Survivors include her husband; son, Robbie Lough of Mt. Angel; daughters, Mindy Wyatt of Vancouver, Wash., and Jennifer Clement of Canby; mother, Mabel Evilsizor of Springfield, Ohio; sister, Shirley Grill of Dayton, Ohio; and three grandchildren.
Private services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Unger Funeral Chapel in Mt. Angel.
The Sheridan Sun - Mar. 21, 2001

Allen Smith

Allen Smith, 75, of Sheridan, died March 21 in McMinnville.
He was born March 24, 1925 in Sheridan, the son of Cornelius Jackson and Bertie Lavina Snow Smith.
He attended Gopher Valley School and then served in the Army for four years, including the Battle of the Bulge. He received many medals for his service during the war.
He married Joy Marshall Sept. 1, 1946 in Sheridan.
He worked for local logging companies, retiring in the late 1980s.
He was active in the Old Time Fiddlers and Willamina VFW. He enjoyed music, hunting, fishing and gardening.
Survivors include a son, Roger Smith of Sheridan; daughters, Terri Crowe of Sheridan and Della Frost of Yreka; brothers, Duane of Hamilton, Mont., and Gene of Elgin; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife in 1994 and by four brothers and three sisters.
Services were held Saturday at Buck Hollow Cemetery in Willamina.
Contributions: Willamina VFW or Hospice in care of Macy & Son mortuary in McMinnville which was in charge of arrangements.
The Sheridan Sun - Mar. 28, 2001

Irene Andre

Irene B. Unger Andre, 66, of Willamina died March 13. 
She was born in Los Angeles and educated in Portland. She lived in Forest Grove for 10 years, California for 11 years and moved to Willamina 12 years ago. She married Melvin Andre in 1973, and they managed apartment complexes in California and Forest Grove. She enjoyed ceramics, painting and knitting. 
Survivors include her husband; sons, Steven Unger of Beaverton, Dan Unger of Scappoose, Jim Andre of Warren; daughters, Becky Kraft of Forest Grove, Susie Saco of Sacramento, Calif.; sister, Viola Andrews of Sparks, Nev; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 
Services were held Friday at Columbia Funeral Home St. Helens. Contributions: Kidney or Heart Association.
The Sheridan Sun - Mar. 28, 2001

Barbara Clark
Barbara Jane Clark, 65, a former Willamina resident, died March 21 in Yuma, Ariz.
She was born July 27, 1935 in Salem. She married James Clark on April 13, 1952 in Willamina.
She was a member of Local Laborers Union 942 and enjoyed sewing.
Survivors include her husband of Fairbanks, Alaska; mother, Jessie M. Walker of Grand Ronde; daughters, Susan Whiteside of Yuma and Kathi Andreassen of Fairbanks; brother, Arnold Walker of Sheridan; sisters, Gladys Pond of Grand Ronde and Nancy Ellis of McMinnville; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Services were held Tuesday at the First Christian Church in Willamina.
Adamsonís Sheridan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Sheridan Sun - Mar. 28, 2001

Richard Peters

Richard Peters, 36, of Sheridan died Tuesday at Oregon Health Sciences University. Cause of death was unavailable. 
He was born April 16, 1964 in Modesto, Calif. 
Survivors include his wife, Barbara; parents, Ronald and Pauline Reid of Winnemucca, Nev.; brother, Evans Price of Winnemucca; a sister, Vickie Batson of Reno, Nev.; six children and four grandchildren.
Services will be private. Interment will be in Nevada. 
Arrangements are by Adamsonís Sheridan Funeral Home.
The Sheridan Sun - Mar. 28, 2001

Tami Lynn Vaughn

Tami Lynn Vaughn, 50, a former Willamina resident, died March 8 at her home in Bridge, Ore.
She was born Jan. 26, 1951 in Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Survivors include three sons, John, 21, Elijah, 13, and Gabriel, 10.
A memorial was held March 24 at Myrtle Point Community Church.
The Sheridan Sun - Mar. 28, 2001

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