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Marilyn J. Dayson
March 14, 1932 – Jan. 18, 2015
Marilyn J. Dayson, 82, of
Keizer died peacefully Jan. 18
after a battle with Parkinson’s
She was born in Keizer on
March 14, 1932 to Carl and
Cleo Boock, the fourth of four
children. Marilyn grew up in
the Salem-Keizer area attending
Keizer grade school and gradu-
ating from Salem High School,
now North Salem High, in
1950. She attended Merit Davis
Business School after graduat-
Marilyn married her high
school sweetheart, Donald, on
Oct. 6, 1955 and shortly after
they moved to Redwood City,
Marilyn began her career
in banking while in California
working for Bank of America
and Wells Fargo Bank.
In 1968, Marilyn and Don
moved back to Oregon with
their two children, settling in
her hometown of Keizer. Mari-
lyn continued in banking, be-
ing hired at The Commercial
Bank in downtown Salem, later
transferring to the newly-built
Keizer branch. Marilyn retired
in 1998 after working in bank-
ing for more than 40 years.
Marilyn was an avid reader
of mystery novels. She loved
gardening and enjoyed planting
and caring for her numerous
fl ower beds. She was an accom-
plished seamstress and could of-
ten be found creating new fash-
ions, quilting and making crafts.
She loved going to the movies,
and traveling across the U. S. and
abroad with her dream of tour-
ing Europe being fulfi lled in
1998. She also loved spending
time with her family, sharing
stories and playing board games,
at which she was terrible.
She had a great fondness
for Keizer and the Old Keizer
School House.
Marilyn was
one of the ini-
tial members
who worked
to save the
Keizer school-
house and get
it moved to
its current spot
on Chemawa Road next to the
Keizer City Hall. Marilyn was a
member of the Keizer Heritage
Foundation, spending many
hours volunteering in the mu-
seum and library and working
on numerous Keizer Heritage
Survivors include her hus-
band Donald; children, Jes-
sica (Paul) Dayson and Jeff
(Yukari) Dayson both of Salem;
two grandchildren: Micah and
Chloe; and many nephews and
The family invites all who
knew Marilyn to join them at
a celebration of life open house
on her birthday Saturday, March
14 at 2 p.m. at the Keizer Heri-
tage Foundation. A well-stocked
dessert bar will be provided in
honor of her tremendous sweet
The family wants to thank
Genitva Hospice and the staff of
the Sweet Bye N Bye for their
support and caring of Mari-
lyn. Contributions are suggest-
ed to the Parkinson’s Disease
No Job Too Big or Too Small
• Additions & Repairs
• Dry Rot Repairs
• Flooring & Countertops
• Roofi ng & Siding
• Kitchens & Baths
• Doors & Windows
• Decks & Fences
• Patio & Deck Covers
Slight changes in KLL usage fees
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The fees are the same, some
are just switched around.
Fee changes for Keizer Lit-
tle League Park were approved
unanimously March 2 by the
Keizer City Council.
Most fees are the same for
the park, which is heading into
a second year of management
by Keizer Little League. KLL
took over park management
from Keizer Youth Sports As-
sociation for 2014.
“Each year, the manager
of Keizer Little League fi elds
needs to submit for approval
of any changes,” city attorney
Shannon Johnson said. “This
year Keizer Little League not-
ed they wanted to make it two
fi elds changed. One of the
fi elds costing $40 didn’t have
dugout, while one that was
$30 did have a dugout so they
wanted to make them consis-
tent. They will be back later in
the year with more budgeting
Field usage rates for most of
the 12 fi elds at KLL Park will
remain the same. Fields 9 and
12 will still cost $30 for a 120
minute period while fi elds 2,
3, 4, 5, 7, 8 and 10 will each
remain $40 for a 150-minute
period. Field 6 will remain
$50 for a 135-minute period
lights and $135 for the same
time period with lights.
The changes are with fi elds
1 and 11. Field 1 was $30 last
year but is $40 this year; fi eld
11 has gone the opposite di-
Mayor Cathy Clark and
councilor Kim Freeman
wanted to know about the an-
nual budget request for park
“Would we normally have
them with this report and did
we get that in the past with
the former park manager?”
Freeman asked.
Johnson, who noted the ac-
tion on fi eld rates was being
taken so KLL can start mak-
ing fi eld reservations for the
2015 season, couldn’t recall if
the park maintenance request
came with the usage rate
changes under KYSA.
“We just don’t have it yet,”
Johnson said.
Councilor Roland Her-
rera noted he and fellow new
councilor Amy Ripp had been
curious about some of the
“We went out there,” Her-
rera said. “It looks pretty good
out there. They have made
good progress.”
Herrera was on the Keizer
Parks and Recreation Adviso-
ry Board last fall when board
members and councilors saw
KLL Park as part of the an-
nual Parks Tour. Many on the
tour expressed disappoint-
ment with the condition of
the fi elds at the time.
“That means a lot,” Clark
said of Herrera’s update. “We
were dismayed with the con-
ditions last fall.”
Herrera agreed.
“It was a pleasant surprise,”
he said.
In other business March 2:
• Former Mayor Lore
Christopher noted a request
will be coming to council
soon to change the name of
the Keizer Arts Commission
(KAC) to Keizer Public Arts
Commission (KPAC), since
the current name is so close
to the Keizer Arts Association
(KAA) and is thus causing
Councilor Marlene Quinn
later noted another upcoming
request for a committee name
The Keizer Festivals and
Events Services Team (K-
FEST) is looking to change to
a simpler moniker of Festival
Advisory Board, which also
means a much improved acro-
nym of FAB.
Councilors expressed sup-
port for the idea.
• Herrera mentioned Mc-
Nary High School alum De-
ven Hunter is part of the Ore-
gon State University women’s
basketball team that won the
Pac-12 regular season title.
Hunter, a junior at OSU, is a
2012 MHS grad.
• This week’s council work
session was a council training
session conducted by Johnson,
who certainly had everyone
on the edge of their seats in
“It will be riveting, I prom-
ise,” Johnson quipped.
Lakepoint church usage fees explained
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One councilor’s question
of fi nances led to others ex-
tolling the virtues of a local
Church uses the Keizer Civic
Center each Sunday for its
church service, paying the city
$535 per week for the rental.
Services start at 11 a.m. and
are attended by approximately
150 people.
A resolution for a two-year
extension on the agreement
was part of the consent calen-
dar during the March 2 Keizer
City Council meeting.
While such a matter would
typically be passed without
discussion, in this particular
case councilor Amy Ripp used
fi nances as a basis for discus-
Ultimately councilors ap-
proved the two-year extension
“It looks like it’s been a
great partnership,” Ripp said.
“My question would be with
the numbers. It’s been a great
relationship for a great cause.
But the numbers don’t add up
to me. They receive more than
a 50 percent discount. I would
like to discuss it before we ap-
prove it.”
City Manager Chris Eppley
noted the weekly rentals add
up to about $28,000 a year.
“It is a good relationship,”
Eppley said. “It’s a steady fl ow
of income throughout the
year. Sunday morning is the
lowest use time for us. Be-
cause of that, it’s a good deal
for them and for us. It seems
like a fair rate for them.”
City Recorder Tracy Davis
noted Lakepoint was origi-
nally paying $300 a week for
a four-hour time period when
using three rooms. The rate
was bumped up to $535 once
the church starting using the
whole building.
Use fees for the communi-
ty center are listed as $220 an
“I felt it was
important to
have the
— Amy Ripp
hour for the main ballroom,
$90 an hour for three other
rooms and $15 an hour for the
smallest rooms, thus leading to
Ripp’s question.
Eppley pointed out the
usual rental fees have more
service attached to them.
“The other thing is we
don’t provide any staffi ng,” he
said. “They do their own set-
up and clean-up, unlike any of
our other agreements. We do
no work for it.”
Councilor Kim Freeman
emphasized people at the
church don’t just return the
facility to the condition it was
prior to Sunday.
“They do set rooms for our
use on Mondays,” Freeman
said. “That’s a huge savings for
the city. They may be receiv-
ing a discount, but we’re also
getting labor from them for
Councilor Roland Herrera
mentioned Lakepoint puts
on ServeFest each fall, which
gives free services to thou-
sands of community members
including haircuts, family pho-
tos, lunches, a wellness clinic,
bicycle repair, a children’s car-
nival, free school supplies and
personal care items.
“The most astonishing
thing I’ve seen in this build-
ing is ServeFest,” Herrera said.
“It affects thousands of people.
These people do some won-
derful things. Whatever we
give them is well worth it for
the community.”
Mayor Cathy Clark said
Lakepoint personnel take care
of any maintenance items that
come up while they are using
the building.
“The people at Lakepoint
are trained on how to use fa-
cility, maintenance and care
of the building including the
moveable walls,” the mayor
said. “It is in-kind labor.”
Ripp was pleased to hear
what the church members
do in exchange for use of the
“I felt it was important to
have the conversation so it’s
consistent with what we’re
doing for everyone,” she said.
TRIP: ‘It will be a really
phenomenal project.’
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Christopher suggested set-
ting up a date to visit Grand
Ronde, which could also help
in terms of securing grants.
“The Oregon Community
Foundation loves this idea,”
Christopher said. “I have a
close friend on the board of
OCF who has talked about us
applying for a $25,000 grant
to do these poles. One we do,
one would be tribal. I think
our chances are better than
average we’ll get that grant.”
Christopher noted she
knows of several people who
would like to do work on the
“There is a lot of interest,”
she said. “It will be a really
phenomenal project.”
Previously, Christopher has
indicated the project could be
done in either 2016 or 2017.
The day after the meeting,
Hagen e-mailed KAC mem-
bers with some possible times
for a road trip. March 26 at
1:30 p.m. was selected as the
best time for the majority of
the seven-member group.
“They ask that we visit the
poles they have standing in
several places on their land,”
Hagen said in the e-mail.
“They would like to speak to
us and explain what having a
native totem pole means. They
are quite pleased that you
would consider having a pole
erected in Keizer.”