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    6A Polk County Itemizer-Observer • September 30, 2015
Polk County News
Dale Albert Wood
April 7, 1937 – Sept. 20, 2015
Dale Albert Wood, 78, of
Foster, died Sept. 20 in Al-
bany following a four-year
battle with pancreatic can-
He was born in Brainerd,
Minn., to Loyd and Laura
(Ellis) Wood. The family
moved to Salem when he
was 2 years old.
Dale graduated from
North Salem High School in
1955, and
from Ore-
gon State
College in
1960 with
a degree in
forest en-
In 1960, he
his com-
mission as
a second
and served
in the Oregon Army Nation-
al Guard for eight years, re-
tiring with the rank of cap-
He was hired as a forest
engineer by Willamette Na-
tional Lumber Company in
Foster; the company later
became Willamette Indus-
tries. Dale held a variety of
positions during his 35-year
tenure with the company
and retired in 1995, as man-
ager of Oregon logging oper-
ations for Willamette Indus-
Dale married Joan Louise
Kleinke in December of
He is a past master of
Sweet Home Masonic Lodge
No. 202 and is a life member
of East Linn Masonic Lodge
No. 44.
Following retirement, he
and Joan enjoyed mo-
torhome trips to fish, hunt,
and explore Oregon and the
desert southwest.
They hiked the Alps of
Austria, Switzerland, France,
Italy and Slovenia. Each win-
ter they hiked the Grand
For many years they
maintained the U.S. Forestry
Service Weiderman Trail, a
historic cattle drive route
east of Sweet Home.
Survivors include his wife
of 51 years, Joan Louise
Wood, of Foster; daughters,
Laurie Krei, of Pleasant Hill,
and Sara (Gary) Blefgen, of
Portland; sister, Karen
(LeRoy) Rempel, of Dallas;
one granddaughter; and ex-
tended family.
Celebration of life is Sat-
urday at 10:30 a.m. at Jim
Riggs Community Center,
878 18th Ave., Sweet Home.
At his request, his cre-
mains will be spread in the
Contributions are sug-
gested to Evergreen Samari-
tan Hospice, 1046 Sixth Ave.
SW, Albany, OR 97321-1999.
Sweet Home Funeral
Chapel handled arrange-
Mary Ellen
July 8, 1918 – Sept. 23, 2015
Mary Ellen Chisholm, 97,
of Lebanon, died Sept. 23.
Service is pending with
Farnstrom Mortuary, Inde-
pendence, 503-838-1414.
To share an online tribute:
James L. Pollard
June 18, 1926 – Sept. 19, 2015
James L. “Jim” Pollard, 89,
of Dallas, died Sept. 19 in
He was born to John and
Pricey Pauley in West Vir-
ginia and raised in Kentucky.
He married Mary Jane in
November of 1956, and they
had five children.
Jim served in the Navy for
20 years, retiring in 1965.
After serving in the military,
the family moved to Tillam-
ook County, where they
lived for 20 years.
Jim worked for the Ore-
gon State Department of
Forestry before starting his
c o m p a n y, T i l l a m o o k
Restoration. They also had a
farm where they raised
Murry Green Beef, and he
taught his children the ben-
efits of hard work. In 1986,
they sold the farm and
moved to Dallas.
His love for farming, mak-
ing hay and growing vegeta-
bles filled his days. In time,
they gave up the cattle busi-
ness and
started a
U-pick of
fruits and
He e n -
j o y e d
who would
come to
pick, visiting with them and
making new friends.
He provided much to the
gleaners and many charita-
ble organizations. His wit
was quick, and he enjoyed
making people smile wher-
ever they were. Garage sales
and auctions were a great
joy to him too.
He was preceded in death
by his four siblings and two
children, Sandy and Cathy.
Survivors include his wife
of more than 58 years, Mary
Jane; children, Joe, of Wash-
ington, and Paul and Fran,
both of Oregon; four grand-
children; and 14 great-
Interment will be Oct. 8 at
2 p.m. at Willamette Nation-
al Cemetery, Portland. Cele-
bration of his life is noon on
Oct. 10 at the family farm in
Dallas. Feel free to bring an
artificial flower with your
name on it as a lasting me-
Dallas Mortuary Tribute
Center handled arrange-
To send an online tribute:
Saige Marie
May 27, 2003 – Sept. 21, 2015
Dec. 22, 1928 - Sept. 15, 2015
Douglas Warren died in his sleep at
his Monmouth home on the morning of
September 15, 2015. Douglas was born in
Richmond, Virginia in 1928. He was the
youngest of six children born to Ward and
Ruth Peralta Warren. He retired from the
Long Beach Navy Shipyard in 1984 where
he worked as a Marine Machinist. In 1993
Douglas and his wife Romaine relocated
from San Bernardino, California to Mon-
mouth, Oregon where they have lived for
the past twenty-two years. When Douglas
settled in Monmouth he discovered that
he had returned to his ancestral roots. His
great-grandfather, Robert J. Hendricks,
was an Oregon Pioneer who arrived in Oregon in 1852 and
homesteaded a farm in Cooper Hollow a few miles south-
west of Monmouth.
Douglas was seventeen when World War II ended, but
he wanted to serve so he joined the U.S. Navy in December
of 1945. He was discharged from the Navy in 1947 and at-
tended a community college, studying mechanics. In 1949
he joined the U.S. Army and became a tank mechanic in
the 2nd Infantry Division. In 1950 Douglas met and married
Romaine, his wife of sixty-four years. Douglas was sent
with his infantry division in 1951 to fight in the Korean
Douglas is survived by his wife Romaine, and three
daughters, Diana Fowler of Rantoul, Illinois, Lin Kotiches
of Running Springs, California and Kathy Ann Phillips of
State College, Pennsylvania. Another daughter, Sandi
Ogendahl preceded Douglas in death in 2012. Douglas is
also survived by nine grandchildren and ten great-grand-
children. He is also survived by an older brother, Donald
Ward Warren of Fontana, California.
Memorial Services will be held on October 10, 2015 at
10:30 AM at Ash Creek Bible Church 1483 N. 16th Street,
Monmouth, OR.
In lieu of flowers Romaine has asked that memorial
donations be made to the Polk County Child Evangelism
Fellowship, P.O. Box 425, Dallas, OR 97338.
Saige Marie Selwyn, 12, of
Grand Ronde, died Sept. 21.
“Pooh Bear Saigie” died
from injuries received in a
bike and auto accident.
She was born in Portland
to Belinda Mercier, her birth
mother, and adopted and
raised by Anthony Allen and
Marcella May Norwest Sel-
Saige had lived in Port-
land, Sheridan and Grand
Ronde areas. For the past
three years, she had attend-
ed West Valley Christian
School in Grand Ronde.
She was ready to enter the
seventh grade at Oregon
Connections Academy. Saige
was baptized into the
Catholic Church on the Sat-
urday before she died.
Saige was assertive in
things she tried to achieve.
She was a good student and
earned As and Bs. She loved
beading, making rubber
band bracelets, sewing,
dolls, teaching kids what she
knew, dancing and pow-
wows. She loved the elders
of the tribe and always made
sure to greet them. Saige
also enjoyed taking a “selfie”
with the police officers’
She was
in death by
her grand-
father, Clif-
f o r d W.
S u r -
vivors include her parents,
Tony and Marcella Selwyn;
sisters, Mary Lopez and
Codie Haller; brother, You-
vani Ring; birth mother, Be-
linda; grandmother, Char-
lotte Melborne; and a large
extended family.
Service was Monday at
the Tribal Gym followed by
vault interment at the Grand
Ronde Tribal Cemetery.
Dallas Mortuary Tribute
Center handled arrange-
To send an online tribute:
David Hunter
May 23, 1945 – Sept. 27, 2015
David Hunter, 70, of Dal-
las, died Sunday.
Service is Wednesday
(today) at 11 a.m. at Dallas
Mortuary Tribute Center
and interment will be at
Dallas Cemetery.
Dallas Mortuary Tribute
Center handled arrange-
To send an online tribute:
Lois May Anthony
Aug. 20, 1920 – Sept. 26, 2015
Lois May Anthony
Northrup, 95, of Canby, for-
merly of Dallas, died Satur-
day in Canby.
She was born to Charles
and May Anthony at the
family farm home in Golva,
Lois graduated from high
school in Beach, N.D. In
1942, Lois married Lyle
Weinreis in Carlyle, Mont.
Lyle died while serving in
World War II. They had a
son, Robert.
Lois married Neil
Northrop in Ollie, Mont., on
May 3, 1947. Neil and Lois
spent their first years of
marriage around the Beach
area where they farmed. In
1952, they moved to south-
ern Oregon and later settled
in Dallas, where they lived
for more than 50 years rais-
ing their family.
Lois will
always be
bered for
her lovely
s m i l e .
There are
not many
among us
as kind, so thoughtful, and
gracious as Lois.
She touched the lives of
everyone she met, inspiring
each to live their lives a little
more thoughtfully, a little
more gently, a little less self-
Lois will also be remem-
bered for her hospitality, es-
pecially her home-cooked
Lois was a wonderful
cook, seamstress, gardener
but most of all, a wonderful
mother and grandmother.
She always looked forward
to spending time with family
and friends.
Lois moved from the fam-
ily home on Hawthorne in
2002 to Dallas Retirement
Village, where she resided
for six years. Her family then
relocated her to the Portland
area to be closer to them.
She was preceded in
death by her husband, Neil;
sister, Violet Weinreis; and
her son, Robert Weinreis.
Survivors include her
brothers, Leland Anthony
(Louise), of Klamath Falls,
and Harold, of White City;
daughters, Pat Hoffman
(Dale) and Judy Heinemann
(Russ), all of Canby; sons,
Richard (Carol), of Bend,
and Paul (Kelly), of Lake Os-
wego; 16 grandchildren; 20
great-grandchildren; and ex-
tended family.
Celebration of life is Sat-
urday at 12:30 p.m. at Dallas
Mortuary Tribute Center.
Private interment will be at
Restlawn Memory Gardens.
Contributions are sug-
gested to the Alzheimer’s
Foundation of America, 322
Eighth Ave., Seventh Floor,
New York, NY 10001.
To send an online tribute:
Patricia A. Reece
Oct. 2, 1936 – Sept. 28, 2015
Patricia A. Reece, 78, of
Dallas died Monday in
Service is Sunday at 1
p.m. at Dallas Mortuary
Tribute Center. For service
information: 503-623-2325.
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POLK COUNTY — Firefight-
ers with Polk County Fire
District No. 1 and Dallas Fire
& EMS will wear hot pink
shirts to show their support
for the fight against breast
cancer during the first week
of October.
Personnel from both Polk
Fire No. 1 and Dallas Fire &
EMS are taking part in this
fundraiser. Volunteers and
employees of the agencies
will purchase the custom
shirts. Proceeds benefit the
Susan G. Komen organiza-
The firefighters and para-
medics expect to raise
roughly $700 for the organ-
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July 16, 1927 - September 21, 2015
Leotta Elaine Bush, a resident of Yamhill,
Oregon was born July 16, 1927 in McClay,
Oregon, to Charles Henery and Lucy Mae
Breedon. She was the 12th child born in a
family of 12 children. Leotta was preceded in
death by her parents, her beloved husband of
58 years, Treval Allen Bush; a daughter Elaine
Yvonne Martin; 4 brothers, 5 sisters, 1 grand-
son and a great granddaughter. She is survived
by 3 adult children, Cynthia Lee Bush (Randy), Craig Allen Bush
(Julie), Barbara Ann Bush Mathews (Robert) also a foster daughter
Donna Marie Perry Cabrara; 9 grandchildren, 13 great grandchil-
dren, 2 great great grandchildren and 2 sisters Jessie Clayton and
Pearl Embree.
Leotta loved her family and extended family, camping trips with
children and grandchildren, family reunions and her flower gar-
dens. She worked at Carlton Grade School for 24 years and was
also a 4-H leader. So many things and people were always impor-
tant in her life here on Earth. She will be greatly missed by all.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 2, at 1:00 PM
at the chapel of Macy & Son with viewing on Thursday, October
1 from 4-7 PM at the Chapel. Interment will be held at the Ever-
green Memorial Park Cemetery. A potluck will follow the inter-
ment at the American Legion Hall in Carlton.
To leave online condolences, visit www.macyandson.com.
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