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    6A Polk County Itemizer-Observer • April 1, 2015
Polk County News
Wanda Marie
Nov. 1924 – March 22, 2015
Wanda Marie Reed, 90, of
Lebanon, formerly of Dallas,
died March 22.
She was born to Phillip
and Margie Mae Hollick in
Minot, N.D.
After graduating high
school, she followed her
older sis-
ter, Phyllis,
t o Fa l l s
C i t y, a
camp in
1943. She
worked as
a cook,
where she later met and
married Everett Reed. They
had five children together. In
1953, the family moved to
Klamath Falls and that sum-
mer Everett died in a drown-
ing accident.
Following Everett’s death,
Wanda and the children
moved to Dallas, where they
lived for many years. Wanda
later moved to Richland,
Wash., and worked many
years for Lamb-Weston, a
potato processing plant. She
retired in 1989 and moved
back to Oregon, settling in
Lebanon to be closer to her
She enjoyed her coffee,
working in her flowers, play-
ing cards and spending time
with her family. She was a
very loving, caring person.
She was preceded in
death by her husband,
Everett, and daughter, Susan
Survivors include her
sons, Everett T. (Terry J.),
James W. and Michael J.
Reed; daughter, Sandra Rust;
brother, Pete Hollick; sister,
Betty Valentine; 11 grand-
children; and 21 great-
Private graveside service
will be held at Dallas Ceme-
Dallas Mortuary Tribute
Center handled arrange-
ments. To send an online
condolence: www.dallastrib-
Gunner Jay
Oct. 29, 2014 – March 4, 2015
Gunner Jay Pedersen of
Dallas died March 4.
He was born in Salem and
always had the biggest smile
to welcome you into the
Survivors include his
mom and
dad, Feli-
cia and
Randy; sis-
ter, Ariana;
ents, Karl
and Fairy
Teal and
Billie Jack-
son; great-grandparents,
Wilma, Melvin, Bev Ray and
Karl Teal; and a large extend-
ed family.
Service was March 14 at
Dallas Mortuary Tribute
Contributions are suggest-
ed to SIDS Foundation.
To send an online condo-
lence: www.dallastribute.com.
Mary Antoinette
Aug. 31, 1938 – March 5, 2015
Mary Perkins, 76, of Perry-
dale died March 5 in Salem.
She was born in LaSera,
Texas, to Ervin and Leona
Smith. She grew up in Forest
Mary married the love of
her life, Perry Perkins, on
Sept. 10, 1959, and had 55
wonderful years together.
Her husband and children
were her life. However, the
day she became a “nana”
February 6, 1939 - March 23, 2015
Keith Gilbert Rieger, 75, of Falls
City died March 23 in Independ-
He was born in Newberg, Oregon
to Louella Ferris and Benjamin
He served in the U.S. Navy from
1956 - 1960, most of it aboard the carrier USS Essex.
Keith is survived by his sons, Jeff and Robert Rieger;
grandsons, Joshua and Matthew Rieger; great-grandson,
Henley Rieger; sisters, Gayle Alexander and Michelle
Mercier; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father
and his brother, Kenneth Rieger.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
was the best day of her life,
as she loved her grandchil-
dren with everything in her.
She was a simple person
who never needed much. Al-
though she never had much,
she was always the first one
to give to those in need. She
had a heart of gold, always
looking out for everyone else
over herself.
She was preceded in death
by her son, Peter Perkins, and
father, Ervin Smith.
Survivors include her hus-
band, Perry; children, Robert
Perkins of Long Beach, Calif.,
Ken (Ginger) Perkins of Per-
rydale and Vicki (Mark) Sex-
ton of Silverton; mother,
Leona Smith; sisters, Jackie
Peters, Trinny Beutell and
Linda Vanderzanden; broth-
er, Terry Smith; and five
Private family memorial
service will be held.
Restlawn Funeral Home,
Salem, handled arrangements.
Amanda Lynn
Garbutt Baines
Jan. 10, 2015
Amanda Lynn Garbutt
Baines, 30, of Dallas died Jan.
10 in Laramie, Wyo.
She was born in McMin-
nville to Melody Phillips and
Glen Garbutt.
Amanda grew up in Grand
Ronde and
later moved
to Amity.
Amanda at-
high school
in Amity
and was a
May Day
After high school, Amanda
wanted to be a truck driver
and attended truck driving
school at England Trucking
Co. Amanda then transferred
to McKnight Transportation
and finally drove for Sunrise
Trucking doing short haul.
She was proud of her new
truck and was able to paint
and detail it the way she
wanted. She was also doing
local runs, enabling her to
move back home with her
mom. During this time, she
met Jay Baines of England.
They were able to visit each
other several times and they
became engaged to be mar-
ried. This was some of the
happiest and best times
Amanda had, being home
for Christmas with her fami-
ly and getting ready to be
Survivors include her
mother and father; stepdad,
Rodney Reed; sister, Shannon
Garbutt (Moy); stepbrother,
Robert; fiancé, Jay Baines;
and grandparents, Harold
and Shirley Phillips and Bob
and Patricia Garbutt.
Dallas Mortuary Tribute
Center handled arrange-
ments. To send an online
condolence: www.dallastrib-
Elvin Lewis
March 15, 1917 – March 25, 2015
Elvin Lewis Dutton, 98, of
Dallas died March 25.
He was born in Rivera,
now Pico Rivera, Calif., to
Ethel (Enyart) and Elvin C.
His child-
hood was
spent in
and Ark-
served as a
staff ser-
geant dur-
ing World
War II,
duty in the
Panama Canal Zone and in
Europe, where he helped lib-
erate areas that were still oc-
cupied. One of his favorite
activities was corresponding
with schoolchildren in one
of the towns in Austria that
he had helped to free. He
loved to share his memories
of that time and learning
what had become of those
After his return from mili-
tary service, he worked for
Standard Oil in Southern
California as a boilermaker
blacksmith, usually working
the graveyard shift. This al-
lowed him to work a second
job as a self-employed car-
penter. This was truly one of
his passions and he excelled
at creating beautiful pieces
of furniture.
In 1964, Elvin moved his
family to Independence,
where he had purchased a
100-acre farm. This was a
lifestyle that he had experi-
enced as a child so he felt
right at home. On the farm,
Elvin raised beef cattle, hay,
grain and at one point had
almost 1,000 chickens, so
egg production was a major
operation. Elvin discovered
that the farm didn’t provide
enough to support his fami-
ly. He took on full-time em-
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ployment, most recently
with Burelbach Industries in
Rickreall and retired in the
early 1980s.
Elvin had many interests.
He was an avid reader and
went fishing whenever he
had the chance. He loved to
garden and would turn any
patch of ground he could
find into a wonderful spot
for flowers and vegetables.
He delighted in traveling,
and would often load the
family into the car for a Sun-
day drive just to see the
In Oregon, Elvin had been
a member of the Elks Club,
where he enjoyed socializing
with the other members.
He was preceded in death
by his brother, Jeff.
Elvin is survived by his
wife of 68 years, Mary Eileen
(Norton); children, Scott
(Ellen), Theresa (Cassius)
Downs and Bryan (Emma);
his sister, Anita; and five
Memorial reception and
celebration of Elvin’s life is
Friday at 2 p.m. at the Dallas
Retirement Village Chapel,
377 Jasper St.
Donations are suggested
to the Paralyzed Veterans of
America, 7 Mill Brook Road,
P.O. Box 901, Wilton, NH
Dallas Mortuary Tribute
Center handled arrange-
ments. To send an online
condolence: www.dallastrib-
Claude ‘Bud’
Edward Smith
April 3, 1935 – March 24, 2015
Claude “Bud” Edward
Smith, 79, of Monmouth
died March 24.
He was born in Eugene
and grew up in Cottage
Bud graduated from high
school in Cottage Grove in
1953 and
moved to
M o n -
mouth to
College of
now West-
ern Oregon University. After
earning his bachelor’s degree,
he received the first graduate
assistantship offered to a stu-
dent in OCE history. He fin-
ished college with a master’s
of education in 1961.
While in college, he met
the love of his life, Glenva
McKinney. They had recently
celebrated 59 years of mar-
Bud was employed by
OCE directly after gradua-
tion and served as the direc-
tor of educational media
until he retired in 1991.
Throughout Bud’s 61 years
in Monmouth, he spent
countless hours as a volun-
teer and was involved in the
community. In the 1960s, Bud
joined the Jaycees and served
as national director. He was a
volunteer firefighter and was
the fire training officer for
several years; his highest rank
was captain. In later years, he
was involved with the Oregon
Fire Chiefs Association and
the Northwest Leadership
Seminar in Portland.
Boating was one of his
many passions. He started
with a 14-foot boat and
ended with a 36-foot cabin
cruiser. He was involved in
the Willamette River Power
Squadron group and reached
the rank of commander.
Another interest was in
amateur ham radio. That en-
joyment led him to be in-
volved in Military Auxiliary
Radio System (MARS) and
The Oregon Emergency Net-
work. For a time, he was the
emergency coordinator for
Polk County. Bud spent sev-
eral years involved with the
S.A.L.T. program with the
Polk County Sheriff’s De-
partment, serving as presi-
dent for two years.
Bud was involved in many
Masonic organizations and
was a member and past mas-
ter of Lyon Lodge No. 29
AF&AM. He belonged to Al
Kader Shrine, Polk County
Shrine Club and was a past
member of Salem Patrol. He
was a member of Scottish
Rite, receiving his 32nd de-
gree, KCCH, and 33rd degree.
He was secretary of Salem
Valley Scottish Rite for many
years. He was a member of
Adah Chapter No. 34 Order of
Eastern Star in Independence
and was worthy patron sever-
al times. He served as worthy
grand patron of Oregon in
1983-84 and also held the po-
sition of grand treasurer for
four years. Bud had served as
associate bethel guardian for
Job’s Daughters Bethel No. 34
in Independence.
Although he had many in-
terests and hobbies, the
most cherished part of his
life was his family and home.
Survivors include his wife,
Glenva; son, Tom (Dorothea)
Smith of Corvallis; daugh-
ters, Anna (Don) Broxson of
Salem and Sue (Monte) Holz
of Monmouth; one grand-
daughter; one step-grand-
daughter; and three great-
Celebration of life was
Monday at the Scottish Rite
Center, 4090 Commercial St.
SE, Salem.
Contributions are suggest-
ed to the Shriners Children’s
Hospital or the American
Cancer Society.
Farnstrom Mortuary, Inde-
pendence, handled arrange-
ments. To send an online
condolence: www.Farn-
Frank J. Wells
July 30, 1921 – March 18, 2015
Fellowship reception for
Frank J. Wells of Monmouth,
who died March 18, will be
held Friday from 4 to 6 p.m.
at the home of Vern and
Nancy Wells.
Family graveside service
was at Willamette National
Cemetery in Portland with
full military honors.
Survivors include his wife,
Lorraine Wells; sons, Gary
Wells, Vernon (Nancy) Wells
and Barry Wells; sister, Bertha
Fleis; four grandchildren and
seven great-grandchildren.
Contributions are suggest-
ed to the Monmouth-Inde-
pendence Community
Scholarship Fund in care of
Dallas Mortuary Tribute
Center, which handled
To send an online condo-
lence: www.dallastribute.com.
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be submitted by 4 p.m. on the
Monday before publication to
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Information can be brought
or mailed to the Itemizer-Ob-
server, 147 SE Court St., Dallas,
OR 97338, or emailed to
For more information:
Nancy Adams, 503-623-2373.
Spring cleanup event
is Saturday in Dallas
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Itemizer-Observer staff report
DALLAS — Republic Serv-
ices will hold a spring
cleanup event for Dallas resi-
dents on Saturday from 9
a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1030 W. El-
lendale Ave.
Accepted items include
yard debris, clean wood (no
pressure treated, stained or
painted wood), scrap metal
and assorted rubbish.
No household trash, paint,
tires or chemicals will be ac-
For more information:
Rachel Snyder, Republic
Ser vices, 541-754-0444;
email to rsnyder2@republic-