Miscellaneous Yamhill County, Oregon Obituaries

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Dale Wade Pruett

Dale Wade Pruett, 78, of Sheridan, died May 4 in McMinnville.
He was born April 10, 1923, in Woodline, Texas.
He was a mechanic in the U.S. Army and had served during the Normandy landing in World War II.
He worked in bridge maintenance for the Oregon Department of Transportationís Bend division, retiring in 1988, when he was 67.
He played the guitar. He was a member of the Sheridan American Legion.
Survivors include: son, E. Dean Pruett of Portland; daughters, Roberta Wallace of Sheridan, Margaret Smith of Gladstone and Freda Easley of Snohomish, Wash., and Glenda Irwin of Portland; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Private services were at Willamette National Cemetery, Portland. Adamsonís Sheridan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Sheridan Sun - May 16, 2001

Harry A. ĎBubí Mishler
A public memorial is May 27 for Harry A. ĎBubí Mishler, who died May 3 in Portland.
The memorial is at 3 p.m. at the Valley View Retirement Village activities center, 15600 S.W. Rock of Ages Road, McMinnville.
He was born Feb. 18, 1917, in Hubbard and had been a logger, a high climber and a glassier. 
He had served three years as a smoke jumper.
He grew up and attended schools in Sheridan, moving to Portland in 1949, where he lived until his death.
He was preceded in death by three brothers -- Louis A., William R. and Archie L. ĎTomí Mishler -- and a sister, Matilda M. Hamilton.
Survivors include: a brother, Harley I. Mishler of Willamina, three sisters-in-law, many nieces and nephews and friends.
For more information about the memorial service, call Larry Hamilton, 503-843-2296, or the retirement center, 503-472-6212.
The Sheridan Sun - May 16, 2001

Gary K. Reschly

A funeral for Gary K. Reschly, M.D., of McMinnville was last Saturday in the First Baptist Church, McMinnville.
Dr. Reschly died May 7, 2001, of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. He was 62. 
Born July 23, 1938, in Wayland, Iowa, the son of Ralph and Irene Imhoff Reschly, he was raised and educated in Wayland. 
He graduated from the University of Iowa in 1964 and the University of Iowa Medical School in 1968. 
He married Susan M. Boudinot June 15, 1968, in Davenport, Iowa. In February, she preceded him in death.
He was an intern in San Francisco and a resident in Providence Hospital, Portland. 
He moved in 1970 to McMinnville, where he joined Physiciansí Medical Center as a family physician. 
He was a former chief of staff at McMinnville Community Hospital.
Survivors include daughter, Michele Brantner of McMinnville; son, Michael Reschly of McMinnville, parents of Mt. Union, Iowa; sisters, Joanne Gibson of Bay Saint Louis, Miss., and Rosi Krogmeier of Mount Pleasant, Iowa; brother, Denny Reschly of Mount Pleasant; and a grandchild. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the ALS Therapy Develop- ment Foundation in care of Macy & Son Funeral Directors, 135 N.E. Evans St., McMinnville, OR 97128. 
A private family interment was held at Evergreen Memorial Park, McMinnville.
The Sheridan Sun - May 16, 2001

Leona Mae Mitchell

Leona Mae Mitchell, 73, of Willamina, died May 17 at home.
She was born June 1, 1927 in Merrimac, Wisc.
She moved to Willamina in 1977 from Reedsport. 
She loved to hunt and fish and go to garage sales. She also enjoyed crafts and her flower garden.
Survivors include her husband, Henry of Willamina, whom she married March 19, 1978; sons, Bob Tresch of Underwood, Wash., Vernon Tresch of Klamath Falls and Wayne Tresch of Reedsport; daughters, Bonnie Opitz of Rapid City, S.D., Mattie Gadd of Aloha and Diana Webb of Springfield; sisters, Cora Lehman and Florence Meisel, both of Merrimac, Wisc.; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Private family services were held at Winchester Bay.
Adamsonís Sheridan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Sheridan Sun - May 23, 2001

Donald Miller

Donald "Don" H. Miller, 81, a former Willamina resident, died May 21 at home in McMinnville.
He was born April 11, 1920 in Roswell, S.D.
He joined the Navy at 19 and was a Pearl Harbor survivor, serving on the Oklahoma. He ran a nightclub with his brother for five years and then moved to Rapid City, S.D. and then to Southern California. He lived in Willamina from 1974 to 1998.
Survivors include his wife, Lottie; daughters, Theresa Eakins of Dayton and Diane Miller of Beaverton; son, Gregory of Highland, Calif.; sisters, Leoda DeCuir of Northridge, Calif., and Maxine Harder of Downey, Calif.; a brother, Robert of Eagan, Minn.; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Services were Friday in Garden Home with interment in Willamette National Cemetery, Portland.
Contributions: Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in care of Macy & Son Mortuary.
The Sheridan Sun - May 30, 2001

Michele M. Hall

Michele M. Hall, 66, of Willamina, died May 28 in McMinnville.
She was born Aug. 1, 1934 in Booneville, Kentucky.
She worked as a nurse in Indiana and as a waitress in California. She also worked at Dallas Care Center after moving to Oregon in 1975.
Survivors include her husband, John, whom she married July 3, 1981; sons, Tim Waggner of Sharon, Vt., Mike Comstock of McMinnville, Jimmy Michelson of Salem, Dennis Hicks of Indiana and Clinton Comstock of California; sisters, Judy Owens of Illinois and Ellen Toney of Indianapolis, Ind.; and three grandchildren.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in the chapel at Adamsonís Sheridan Funeral Home with private vault interment in Green Crest Memorial Park, Sheridan.
The Sheridan Sun - May 30, 2001

David James Hills

David James Hills, a former Willamina-Grand Ronde resident, died May 25. He was 35.
He grew up in the Willamina area and attended local schools.
He is survived by his mother, Rose Hills of Dallas; father, Warren Hills of South Boston, Va; sister, Janette Hills; brothers, Mike, Bobby and Richard; daughter, Crystal Barnett; wife, Jaque; and her daughters, Dedreia, Ariana and Mercedes.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Batemanís Funeral Home, Newport.
The Sheridan Sun - May 30, 2001

Herta L. Riggs

Herta L. Riggs, 98, of Sheridan, died May 29.
She was born in Wisconsin of German immigrant parents. She moved to Salem in 1908 and graduated from Salem High School.
She married George J. Riggs on June 13, 1964, and moved to Sheridan in 1965.
She enjoyed quilting and gardening and was a member of the South Salem Friends Church.
Survivors include sons, Richard of Caldwell, Idaho, and Larry of Sidney, Mont.; daughters, Carol Lohrenz of Eagle, Idaho, and Norma Devons of Billings, Mont.; 10 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Services were held June 1 at Restlawn Funeral Home, Salem. Contributions: Missionary Fund at South Salem Friends Church.
The Sheridan Sun - June 6, 2001

Audrey E. Larson

Audrey Evelyn Larson, 61, of Sheridan, died May 21.
She was born April 18, 1940 in Temperence, Minn. She married Robert Larson on July 16, 1986 in Las Vegas, Nev.
Survivors include her husband; sons, Terry Harris of Minnesota, Ronald Harris of Tennessee and Mike Larson of California; daughters, Terri Dynes of California, Brenda White and Patricia Cooper, both of Sheridan, Judy Hill of Harrison, Minn., Janet Mendoza of Yerma, Calif., and Lisa Larson; brothers, William Gray of Toledo, Ohio, Gerald Gray, Gordon and John Gray, all of California, Norman Gray and Charles Gray, both of Las Vegas; sisters, Shirley Shirey of Ohio and Mary Vintas of Newberg Springs, Calif.; 23 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.
Services were held in Sheridan and Yermo, Calif.
Arrangements were made by Adamsonís Sheridan Funeral Home.
The Sheridan Sun - June 6, 2001

Albert Earl Lockwood

Albert Earl Lockwood, 81, died June 4 at his home in Grand Ronde.
He was born Oct. 9, 1919 in Faribault, Minn. 
He served in the Army during World War II and worked in local sawmills until he retired at age 57 due to ill health. 
He loved to hunt and fish and ride an all-terrain vehicle. He also was an avid Atlanta Braves fan.
Survivors include his wife, Pearl, whom he married on Oct. 16, 1946; a son, Nicholis of Grand Ronde; a daughter, Sherry Coffey of Arizona; a brother, Fred of Grand Ronde; a sister, Eva Hirdler of New Brighton, Minn.; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Services were held at Adamsonís Sheridan Funeral Home on June 7 with burial in Green Crest Memorial Park, Sheridan.
The Sheridan Sun - June 13, 2001

John C. DeJong

John C. DeJong, 87, a native of Ballston, died June 6 in Providence Medical Center, Portland.
He was born July 29, 1913, the son of Dirk and May Hofdyk DeJong and was raised on a Ballston farm where his family owned and operated a large prune orchard. 
He moved to Tigard in 1939 and worked for Mayflower Co-op. He lived on a farm near Ballston from 1942-49 and then on a farm near Bellevue where he operated the first automated pipeline milking system in Yamhill County. He also raised grass and grain.
He was a former member of the McMinnville school board and was selected as Conservation Man of the Year in 1972 by the Oregon Wheat Growers League.
Survivors include a son, Calvin of McMinnville; daughters, Patricia Saunders of Sheridan and Pamela Wall of Tigard; sisters, Catherine Massey of McMinnville and Nellie Zumwalt of Dundee; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Rema, whom he married in 1937; a daughter, Delores; brothers, Jack and Dick, and granddaughter, Denise Wall.
Services were held Monday in McMinnville First Church of the Nazarene with interment in Evergreen Memorial Park, McMinnville.
Contributions: Alzheimerís Association in memory of his wife or Mid-Valley Workshop or Health Dynamics Hospice in care of Macy & Son Mortuary, McMinnville.
The Sheridan Sun - June 13, 2001

Lucille Abraham

Lucille Abraham of Sheridan, died June 14 in Gresham. She was 89.
Born Aug. 5, 1911 in McMinnville, the daughter of John and Juanita Palmer, she moved to Portland and graduated from Jefferson High School.
She worked for Montgomery Wards and U.S. Bank as a compometer operator.
She married Gustaf Abraham on Nov. 29, 1934. They lived in Portland until his retirement in 1976 when they moved to Fish Hawk and then to Sheridan.
Survivors include her husband; a son, Jon of Portland; a daughter, Paulina Scales of Portland; a sister, Jacque Pendergrass of Kingston, Wash.; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Private family services were held under the direction of Bateman Carroll Funeral Chapel in Gresham. Contributions: Mt. Hood Hospice.
The Sheridan Sun - June 20, 2001

Rebecca Reynolds

Rebecca Marvel Reynolds, 86, of Grand Ronde, died June 16.
She was born July 25, 1914 in Rosebud, S.D. In 1932 she moved to Grand Ronde where she lived for the rest of her life.
She worked at Blue Lake Cannery in Salem until she retired at 65. She then sold Indian jewelry at flea markets. She also enjoyed playing bingo.
She was a member of the Rosebud tribe of South Dakota and St. Michaelís Church in Grand Ronde.
Survivors include daughters, Cherie Butler and Erma Hernandez, both of Grand Ronde; brother, Tony Brandon of Portland; sister, Amelda Majors of Ketchikan, Alaska; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Her husband, Leslie, preceded her in death.
Services were held Tuesday at St. Michaelís Church with burial in Green Crest Cemetery, Sheridan.
Arrangements were by Adamsonís Sheridan Funeral Home.
The Sheridan Sun - June 20, 2001

Ruby E. Rink
Ruby Esther Rink, 102, died June 29 an in Grand Ronde.
She was born Nov. 28, 1898, in Waukegen, Ill., to Swedish immigrants August Theodore and Charlotte Lotton Anderson Lindstrom.
Her family moved to Clarkston, Wash., in 1904 where she attended schools. She met Robert "Earl" Rink while worked at a store in Cottonwood, Idaho, and in 1925 married him in Clarkston.
They were married for 65 years. The couple moved to the Portland and Westmoreland area where she worked for Springfield Tire and Montgomery Ward and bore a daughter and three sons. One son, Wayne, passed away when he was three years old.
After Earl retired, the couple traveled extensively, visiting every continent but Antarctica.
The couple moved in the early 1960s with their son Richard to Grand Ronde. The land is now a manufactured home park called "Grand Ronde Meadows." 
Her husband preceded her in death in 1991.
She had been a member of the Eastern Star for over 50 years and the Daughters of the Nile for 45 years. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Grand Ronde.
Survivors include sons, Gary Rink of St. George, Utah, and Richard Rink of Paradise Valley, Ariz.; daughter, Mary Mead of Portland, 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren with one on the way.
Graveside services were Monday at Green Crest Memorial Park in Sheridan. Memorial services will be set later at the United Methodist Church in Grand Ronde, in care of Adamsonís Sheridan Funeral Home. 
The Sheridan Sun - July 4, 2001

Ira C. Rogers, Sr.

Ira Charles Rogers, Sr., 93, of Sheridan, died June 27.
He was born Aug. 14, 1907, in Mapleton, Minn., and had worked as a farm laborer. In 1941, he purchased and operated a milk route for Farmerís Co-op Creamery.
He married Naomi May Huntley in 1934. She preceded him in death, in 1996.
In 1955, he began driving truck for Standard Oil. A few years later he worked for Burch Concrete at Buell, and then went to work for Shell Oil. After that, he farmed for Coleman Farms. 
He was also on the Mill Creek School Board, was an honorary member of the FFA and a volunteer worker for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlifeís Roaring River Fish Hatchery. He farmed until he was 80.
Survivors include two daughters, Joyce Beers of Coquille and Elaine McNitt of Stayton; three sons, Ira Charles Rogers of Carlton, Dennis Rogers of McMinnville and Bruce Rogers of Salem; 15 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. A son, Vern Rogers, preceded him in death.
Memorial services are at 11 a.m. today at the Belcrest Memorial Park, in Salem, and at 1 p.m. today at the Salt Creek Baptist Church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Salt Creek Baptist Church, in care of Adamsonís Sheridan Funeral Home.
The Sheridan Sun - July 4, 2001

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