Keizertimes. (Salem, Or.) 1979-current, September 18, 2015, Image 3

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Linda Robin Prell
Donald O’Grady
May 24, 1960 – Aug. 26, 2015
Nov. 25, 1961 – Sept. 6, 2015
Donald (Don) O’Grady Jr. 1961 in Santa Rosa, Calif.
passed away unexpectedly at to Donald and Patricia. As a
his home on Sunday, Sept. 6, young boy, he lived with his
2015 in Temple, Texas at the family in several states includ-
age of 53.
ing California, South Dakota,
O’Grady is survived by his New Mexico and Oregon.
mother Patricia (Patti) Shepard He also traveled extensively
currently of Temple, Texas and throughout Mexico with his
a former long-time
family in the 1970s
resident of Keizer;
and attended Cres-
his brother Michael
cent Valley High
(Carlene) O’Grady
School in Corvallis.
of Salem and his
The last 13
three sisters: Joanne
years of his life
(Al) Jones of Baker,
O’Grady lived with
Fla.; Susan (Fred)
his mother Patti in
Alardin of Temple,
Keizer. Don and
Texas and Estrella
his mother enjoyed
traveling together,
Bibbey of Boulder
were active parish-
D. O’Grady
Creek, Calif.
ioners at St. Edward
He is preceded
Catholic Church
in death by his father Donald in Keizer and at St. Mary’s
O’Grady Sr. of Santa Rosa, Ca- Catholic Church in Temple,
lif.; his maternal grandparents Texas where they had both just
Ken and Helen Christiansen of moved last year to be closer to
Lebanon; Edwin Abbott of Ho- family.
nolulu, Hawaii and his paternal
A funeral mass took place
grandparents Tom and Mildred Sept. 12 in Texas. In lieu of
O’Grady of Denver, Colo.
Flowers, please make a contri-
He was born on Nov. 25, bution to your local food bank.
Ag history on display
The Keizer Heritage Mu-
seum is celebrating farming
and agriculture in the region
with a display of farming im-
plements and some history
of agriculture in the Keizer
The exhibit will run to
the end of September.
The exhibit includes in-
formation and many photo-
The museum is located
on the bottom fl oor of the
Keizer Heritage Center at
980 Chemawa Road NE.
Prell passed away on
Aug. 26, 2015 due
to illness.
She is survived by
her husband Allen
Prell and daughters
Sharon and Megan
Prell participat-
ed in Keizer Girl
Scouts and Toast-
Bootstrapers). Her
smile will be missed
in the Salem /Keizer
L. Prell
Ronald E. Barnick
July 23, 1931 - August 15, 2015
A blown tractor bearing ignited a fi re in a harvested wheat fi eld
north of Keizer Sunday, Sept. 13.
Ronald Edwin Barnick
He is survived by his wife
was born in Oregon City, Darlene, whom he married
the son of Aveld and Emma in 2004; his nephew Jerry
Pierson Barnick. He gradu- Barnick (Tammy); nieces
ated from Lake La-
Shirla Hueth (Alan)
bish School, Parrish
and Vicki Groome
Junior High School
(Tim); stepdaugh-
and Salem High
ter Joanne (Zeller)
School before com-
Thornhill, stepsons
Five fi re agencies respond-
pleting degrees at
Gordon Zeller and ed to the scene of a three-
George Fox Uni-
Greg Zeller, 10 alarm, high risk grass fi re Sun-
grandchildren, two day, Sept. 13, near Keizer.
His college edu-
g reat-g randchil-
Firefi ghters from Keizer
cation also included
dren, great nieces, Fire District, Marion County
nephews and cous- Fire District No. 1, Salem Fire
R. Barrick
University and Bay-
ins. Preceding him Department, Silverton Fire
lor University. At
in death were his District and Woodburn Fire
George Fox he lettered in fi rst wife Grace; brother Vic- District responded to the fi re
baseball, was student body tor and parents.
which was threatening several
treasurer and sports editor of
Memorial service will be homes near a large wheat fi eld
the student newspaper.
held on Sept. 19 at 2 p.m. near the intersection of 35th
Barnick’s educational ca- at Capital Park Wesleyan Avenue Northeast and Per-
reer had various assignments Church, 410 SE 19th Street kins Road Northeast.
that included kindergarten in Salem.
A farmer had been cutting
through college and coun-
In lieu of fl owers, con- the chaff in his harvested fi eld
selor with the State of Ore- tributions may be made at approximately 4:40 p.m.
gon. He was active in Sunday to: Southeast Neighbor- when a bearing went out on
School, church and para- hood Community Center the tractor and caught the
church endeavors and doing c/o Capital Park Wesleyan fi eld on fi re.
vocal solos. He sang in the Church, 410 SE 19th Street,
When fi refi ghters arrived
radio choir of the Quaker Salem Oregon 97301. Assist- the fi re was being pushed by
ing the family is City View the wind and traveling at a
His interests included the Funeral Home.
rapid rate toward six houses
Covered Bridge Society of
Oregon (charter member)
and Holy Land studies.
We have years of experience in
Perkins fi eld fi re
threatens homes
EXPERIENCE design, carpentry, and engineering.
won’t stop until the job is
fi nished and you are content.
long list of satisfi ed
clients attest to our ability
to get the job done right.
on the north side of the fi eld.
Early evacuations notices
were made to the home own-
ers. They were notifi ed they
needed to be ready to leave
the property at a moment’s
notice, if the fi re got closer.
Firefi ghters were able to
get the fi re under control
with the help of local farmer
Bob Zielinski. He provided
his tractor and large disc to
help create a safety barrier be-
tween the homes and then the
fi re. The tractor plowed a 20
foot wide perimeter around
the entire burned area allow-
ing fi refi ghters to mop up the
remainder of the hot spots.
Approximately 10 acres were
burned, but most of the fi eld
was saved. Firefi ghters were
on scene for more than two
hours fi ghting the fi re. No
homes were lost or damaged.
In all, 31 fi refi ghters, four
engines, six tenders, three
brush rigs, one rescue and two
command offi cers were on
scene fi ghting the fi re.
Accessing the fi re was made
diffi cult by individuals block-
ing the roadway with their
vehicles wanting to watch the
fi re and fi refi ghters. Fire offi -
cials would like to remind res-
idents to give fi refi ghters and
equipment plenty of room
and distance when working.