Miscellaneous Yamhill County, Oregon Obituaries

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Alice Henthorn

Alice Lillian (Sinquefield) Henthorn, 93, of Willamina, died July 8 at home.
She was born Nov. 30, 1907 in Perris, Calif. She married Everett Henthorn on June 2, 1929 in Mansfield, Wash.
She graduated from Willamina High School in 1921 and from Normal School in Monmouth in 1926. She began teaching at Gold Creek School in 1926 and taught in Mold, Wash., from 1927-29. She taught in Sheridan from 1945-70 when she retired.
She enjoyed gardening.
Survivors include her daughter, Ruth Galindo of Mt. Ranch, Calif.; a brother, Eugene Sinquefield of Eureka, Calif.; a sister, Esther Greufe of Roseberg; 8 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
Services were held Tuesday at Willamina Cemetery. Adamsonís Sheridan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Sheridan Sun - July 11, 2001

Vivian June Lerg

Vivian June Lerg, 83, of Sheridan, died July 2 in McMinnville.
She was born June 7, 1918 in Martinsville, Ind., to Benjamin and Myrtle Hatley Badgley.
She grew up in San Gabriel, Calif., and attended school in Alhambra, Calif. She married Ralph Lerg on June 12, 1936 in Los Angeles. He died Dec. 4, 1994.
She lived in Visalia, Calif., for a short time before moving to Baldwin Park, Calif., where she lived for 32 years before moving to West Covina, Calif.
She moved to Sheridan last September. She enjoyed ceramics, gardening, knitting and travel.
Survivors include her son, Gordon Lerg; daughters, Catherine Stevens and Margie Lehotan; 6 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be at Rose Hill Cemetery in Whittier, Calif., on Friday. Contributions: Alzheimerís Association in care of Bollman Funeral Home, Dallas. Bollmanís was in charge of funeral arrangements.
The Sheridan Sun - July 11, 2001

Beryl R. Baller

Beryl R. Baller, 83, of Sheridan, died July 7 in Mist.
She was born July 4, 1918 in Columbus, Kan., to Homer and Rachel (Richardson) Patton.
She married Ernest V. Baller on May 2, 1937 in McMinnville. He preceded her in death on June 29.
She was a housewife and worked with her husband on the farm. She lived on Red Prairie Road for 25 years after moving to Sheridan.
Her hobbies included sewing and quilting.
Survivors include sons, Lloyd of Willamina, Keith and Dennis, both of McMinnville, Larry of Springfield, Leonard of Saudi Arabia, Jerry of Columbus Falls, Mont., and Andy of McCoy; daughters, Loretta Conover of McMinnville, Helen Brooks of Las Vegas, Elaine Veach of Sherwood, Janet Kinnan of Battle Ground, Wash., Elizabeth Byers of Mist and Nancy Bright of Crown Point, Ind.; 37 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.
Viewing will be from 1 to 6 p.m. Friday at Adamsonís Sheridan Funeral Home with graveside services at 10 a.m. Saturday at Green Crest Memorial Park, Sheridan.
The Sheridan Sun - July 11, 2001

Ruth Mercier

Ruth Mercier, 70, of Grand Ronde, died July 8.
She was born July 25, 1930 in Goodlett, Texas. She moved to Willamina in 1942 and then to Grand Ronde in 1950.
She was a member of St. Michaelís Church and the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde.
Survivors include her husband, Darrel, whom she married Jan. 25, 1950 in Grand Ronde; sons, Mark, Douglas, John and Lowell, all of Grand Ronde; daughters, Carmen Mercier and Barbara Lake, both of Willamina, Margo Mercier of Grand Ronde, Constance Lopez of Sells, Ariz.; 17 grandchildren and 63 great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at St. Michaelís Church in Grand Ronde with private interment in the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde cemetery.
Adamsonís Sheridan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Sheridan Sun - July 11, 2001

James Simpson Sr.

James "Jim" Simpson Sr., 77, of Sheridan, died July 5.
He was born Feb. 27, 1924 in Mena, Arkansas., to James App and Pearl Eudora Hill Simpson.
He joined the Navy and served on the USS Missouri as a pipefitter. He married Arlene OíDell on Nov. 1, 1944 in Port Orchard, Wash. He moved to Scholls and worked for Gorman Plumbing in Newberg. He later moved to Redondo Beach, Calif., and worked for a newspaper for several years.
He moved to Grand Ronde in the late 1950s and worked for Martin and Wright Paving until he retired in the early 1970s.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping.
Survivors include sons, Gary of McMinnville, John of Salem, Mike of Toledo, Ricky of Grand Ronde and Jim of Sheridan; daughters, Joanne Paget of Salem, Barbara Simpson and Beverly Estes, both of McMinnville, Shirley Bruckner and Pearl Warrilow, both of Grand Ronde, and Judy Hinds of Amity; 38 grandchildren and 51 great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held Tuesday at Laurel Cemetery with interment in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Laurel.
Macy and Son mortuary, McMinnville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Sheridan Sun - July 11, 2001

Charlotte L. Smith

Charlotte L. Smith, 74 a native of Sheridan, died July 10 in Salem.
She was born Dec. 13, 1926 in Sheridan to Charles and Mildred Hayes Moritz. 
After graduating from Sheridan High School she married Ruglas Lanterman on Feb. 14, 1946 in Sheridan. She married Gerald Boyce on June 3, 1955 in Vancouver, Wash., and moved to Gervais in 1957.
She worked as a cook in nursing homes from 1973-77 and at Fairview Hospital until she retired in 1988.
She married Earl Smith in 1989 in Gervais and moved to Salem in 1992.
Survivors include sons, Bill Boyce of Grand Ronde, Lowell Boyce of Aurora, Gary Lanterman of Salem and Jim Lanterman of Fort Worth, Texas; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, two daughters and two brothers.
Services were held Saturday in the chapel of Macy & Son mortuary, McMinnville, with interment in Evergeen Memorial Park Cemetery, McMinnville.
Contributions: charity of choice in care of the mortuary.
The Sheridan Sun - July 18, 2001

Matthew Castellon

Matthew Candelario Castellon, 18, of Sheridan, died in a car crash Sunday morning.
He was born April 14, 1983 in Salem.
He had been a student at Opportunity House, Sheridan school districtís alternative school.
Survivors include his mother, Marilyn Porter of Sheridan; a sister, Nicole Kristine Porter of Independence; and a brother, Joshua Thibeadeaux of Cascade, Idaho.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Adamsonís Sheridan Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 1 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
The Sheridan Sun - July 18, 2001

Randy Dunn

Randy Dunn, a former Sheridan businessman, died July 12 at his home in LaPine. He was 64. Dunn owned Cut Rite Glass in Sheridan for several years. Services will be at 1 p.m. today in the chapel of Sandy Funeral Home with a committal service following at Douglass Cemetery in Troutdale. Dunn was born Sept. 13, 1936 in Boring. He lived in Dallas prior to moving to LaPine. Survivors include his wife, Pam; son, Randy of Dallas; daughters, Lisa Dunn of California, Angie Baily of Pacific City and Keana Dunn of LaPine; sister, Ona Lee Schmidt of Tucson, Ariz., and three grandchildren.
The Sheridan Sun - July 18, 2001

Edna May Johnson

Edna May Johnson of Willamina died July 22 at St. Vincent Hospital in Portland.
At her request, no funeral services will be held.
Contributions may be made in her name to West Valley Gleaners.
The Sheridan Sun - July 18, 2001

Dorothy L. Larkins

Dorothy L. Larkins, 78, a native of Grand Ronde, died July 19 in Portland.
She was born March 12, 1923 in Grand Ronde and graduated from Willamina High School in 1941.
She worked at the Willamina mill, the Grand Ronde Hotel and Consolidated Freightways.
She married William L. Larkins in September 1948 and lived in Sheridan until 1951 when she moved to the Portland area. She was an Avon representative for more than 25 years. 
Survivors include sons, Thomas of Milwaukie and Gary of Boring; daughter, Mary Lewis of Portland; sister, Margaret Roalsen of Rufus; and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband and a son, James.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in Sunnyside Little Chapel of the Chimes in Portland with interment in Willamette National Cemetery. Contributions: National Kidney Foundation or American Cancer Society.
The Sheridan Sun - July 25, 2001

Lewis Merz

Lewis Albert Merz of Parkdale died July 28 in Portland.
He and his wife, Mildred "Mickie" Barber, a former community correspondent for The Sun, spent half their time the last eight years in Willamina.
He was born Aug. 6, 1913 in Helvetia and grew up in Deer Island and Kalama, Wash. He was a starting guard for Pacific Universityís basketball team and graduated with a degree in biology in 1939.
He taught at Parkdale High School and served as principal during World War II. He was an orchardist, growing apples, pears and strawberries.
He was a member of the Parkdale Booster Club, the Parkdale school board, the Memorial Hospital Foundation board as well as the boards of the Hood River Historical Society and Hutson Museum. He was a member of the Lions Club and was a 4-H leader and belonged to the Oregon Archeological Society, the Parkdale Grange and Parkdale Community Church.
He and his first wife of 52 years, the late Janice Hall Merz, compiled two books on the history of Hood River County.
Survivors include his wife; a son, Lewis Jr. of Hood River; daughters, Pat Campbell of Lyle, Wash., Mary Lou Tolbert of White Salmon, Wash.; and Ruth McAlexander, Sue Donnelly and Bette Benjamin, all of Parkdale; a brother, Bill Merz of Castle Rock, Wash.; sisters, Virginia Welch of Kalama, Wash., and Jesse Clift of Huntington Beach, Calif.; 25 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Parkdale Community Church with a reception following at the Grange Hall. Contributions: the Hutson Museum or Parkdale Community Church.
The Sheridan Sun - Aug. 1, 2001

Virginia Herriage

Virginia Herriage, 74, of Sheridan, died Aug. 1 in Salem.
She was born Oct. 12, 1926 in Antlers, Okla., to Ben and May Herriage. She lived in Albany from 1948 to 1975 when she moved to Tygh Valley. She moved to Sheridan in 1999.
She was an active member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary in Tygh Valley.
Survivors include her daughters, Mary Broadwell of Albany and Linda Castro of Salem; son, William Anderson of Sheridan; six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Her companion of 35 years, Raymond H. Horn, preceded her in death as did two sisters and a brother.
A memorial service will be held Sept. 1 in Tygh Valley.
The Sheridan Sun - Aug. 8, 2001

Gordon Smith

Gordon (Pete) R. Smith, 83, of Sheridan, died Aug. 5 in Monmouth.
He was born Jan. 24, 1918 in Flint, Texas, to Thomas and Cora (Gillian) Smith.
He married Juanita Bessie Jarrell on July 5, 1941 in Amarillo, Texas.
He joined the 36th Texas National Guard in 1941 and was in combat in Tunisia, North Africa, and the invasion of Sicily and Italy during World War II. He was awarded four Bronze Stars.
He worked for United Can for many years, retiring in 1980. After retirement he moved to Oregon and settled in Sheridan in 1985.
Survivors include two sons, Clayton of West Linn and Gordon of Monmouth; two daughters, Nita Cunningham of Sheridan and Carolyn Smith of Billings, Mont.; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife in 1992 and a son, Ronald, in 1999.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Green Crest Memorial Park, Sheridan. Adamsonís Sheridan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Sheridan Sun - Aug. 8, 2001

Harold Ashwell

Harold Wesley Ashwell, 80, of Willamina, died Aug. 9 at home.
He was born Dec. 29, 1920 in Olympia, Wash.
He served in the Navy during World War II and married Lorraine Ashwell in 1945 in Olympia.
He was a member of the Willamina Christian Church and the Elks.
He worked for Littlejohn Logging of Willamina for 47 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and bowling.
Survivors include a son, Greg of Keizer; a daughter, Jean Wooten of McMinnville; a brother, Russell of McMinnville; sisters, Lois Camas and Leila Mann, both of Olympia, and Dolores Ashwell; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Services were held Monday at Adamsonís Sheridan Funeral Home with vault interment in Green Crest Memorial Park, Sheridan.
The Sheridan Sun - Aug. 15, 2001

Loren W. McCrehin
Loren William McCrehin, 94, of Sheridan, died Monday.
He was born Jan. 12, 1907 in Shevlin, Minn.
A graduate of Bemidji High School, he lived most of his life in Leonard, Minn., where he owned and operated a gas station. He married Irene Sundheim in 1933 in Walker, Minn.
He moved to Arizona in the late 1960s and to Willamina in the early 1980s.
He enjoyed boxing and was a coin collector and rock hound.
Survivors include two sons, Jay of Souix Falls, S.D., and Larry of Sitka, Alaska; a daughter, Carol Sundquist of Gonvick, Minn.; a brother, Ralph of Minneapolis; five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild,
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Willamina Cemetery.
Adamsonís Sheridan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Sheridan Sun - Aug. 15, 2001

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