Polk County News 6A Polk County itemizer-Observer • march 1, 2017 City finds public works director Dream: Vet to go to islands By Jolene Guzman the itemizer-Observer DALLAS — Fred Braun, the city of Dallas’ former en- gineering and environmen- tal services director, retired this week after more than 16 years with the city. “He is retiring and moving to North Carolina,” said City Manager Ron Foggin at the Public Works Committee meeting on Monday. “We appreciate his service.” Foggin said the city has al- ready conducted a search for Braun’s replacement and found its guy, Frank Ander- son. Anderson is the public works director for the Con- federated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation in Pendleton. “He comes originally out of Southern California, had a stint in Toledo, and he been with the tribe for a few years,” Foggin said. “He is a traditional public works di- rector. Good solid knowl- edge of public works infra- structure and working with public works crews.” Foggin said with the hir- ing of Anderson, the city will restructure the public works department. Community Development Director Jason Locke will no longer oversee public works operations. “One change that we will have is that we will be look- ing for an engineer of record for the city,” Foggin said. Braun is an engineer and served in that role — signing off on projects that needed an engineer’s approval — while working with the city. “We’ve never had to desig- nate someone as the engi- neer of record, because we’ve had that person on staff,” Foggin said. POLICE REPORT Information for the police report comes from law en- forcement agencies. Not all calls for service are included. The status of incidents re- ported may change after fur- ther investigation. Individu- als arrested or suspected of crimes are considered inno- cent until proven guilty. DALLAS Arrests/Citations Austin G. nash, 21, of Dallas, in the 600 block of main St. on Feb. 22 on a parole violation. rachael A. Keys, 31, of Dal- las, in the 500 block of E. Ellen- dale on Feb. 22 on a parole vio- lation. ioakim Torian, 34, of Hub- bard, on SE monmouth Cutoﬀ on Friday on a warrant issued our of marion County. michael A. Frazer, 56, of Dal- las, in the 1500 block of SE nancy Ct. on Thursday on a charge of misdemeanor fourth- degree assault. Kevin C. Dill, 26, of Dallas, in the 300 block of main St. on Saturday on a probation viola- tion. Joshua r. millsap, 40, of inde- pendence, in the 1600 block of SE Uglow St. on Saturday on charges of misdemeanor driving under the inﬂuence of intoxi- cants and reckless endangering. INDEPENDENCE Arrests/Citations Jessica lynette rich, 35, of Keizer, in the 900 block of D St. on Feb. 18 for theft of a motor vehicle and possession of methamphetamine. Jake russell Griﬃn, 34, of Keizer, at n. main and Picture sts. on Feb. 18 for theft of a motor vehicle, ﬂeeing our at- tempting to elude a police oﬃ- cer, felon in possession of a weapon, reckless driving, reck- less endangering, possession of burglars tools, and giving false information to a police of- ﬁcer. regina Diane Perotto, 49, of monmouth, at Catron St. S. and Clay St. E. on Feb. 20 for driving under the inﬂuence of intoxi- cants. Sergio Guadalupe Ochoa, 22, of independence, on mon- mouth St. on Feb. 25 for DUii. MONMOUTH Arrests/Citations nicholas Oren nastasiuk, 23, of mckenzie Bridge, at main St. E. and High St. n. on Feb. 17 for DUii. Angelo Xavier Helser, 25, of Salem, in the 200 block of Whitman St. S. on Feb. 18 for hit-and-run. Dalton l. Aganos, 19, and Joseph P. Shutsa, 18, both of monmouth, in the 200 block of Whitman St. S. on Feb. 18 both for third-degree theft of a bicy- cle. Victor Hugo Gil, 25, a tran- sient, in the 500 block of main St. E. on Feb. 24 for ﬁrst-degree forgery — counterfeit curren- cy, and third-degree theft by deception — false pretense. Sheriff’s Office responds to crash in Salem Itemizer-Observer staff report POlK COUntY — On Feb. 22 at 3:34 p.m. the Polk County Sher- iﬀ’s Oﬃce responded to a multi- ple vehicle crash on Highway 22 at 52nd Avenue northwest, Salem. the westbound lanes of Highway 22 were shut down for over an hour, which caused traf- ﬁc to back up three to four miles and into the city limits of Salem. two eastbound vehicles lost control on the slick highway and slid across into the west- bound lanes, causing crashes. multiple other west bound ve- hicles collided with each other as they were attempting to avoid the initial collision. there were three occupants transported to the Salem Hospi- tal for non-life threatening in- juries. the sheriﬀ’s oﬃce is con- tinuing to investigate. Continued from Page 1A “I know he could have left our relationship at any time,” Starbuck continued. “He had no obligation to stay. We both feel overwhelmed sometimes, but he has never fal- tered.” Starbuck has been unable to work since her diagnosis, so the couple can’t afford to pay for the trip themselves. “I would like to go someplace with Richard to create a special memory for us both,” she wrote. She’s been to Hawaii before — and recalls fondly the sense of calm that particular location on the earth provid- ed her. “I have never seen another place quite like it,” Starbuck wrote. “I long to see this again before I die. And I long to share it with my rock and my love, Richard. ... Most of all, I want to sit by the beach, holding his hand and watching the waves come in, in the beautiful Hawaii of my most peaceful memory.” Thursday, Polk County’s Veteran Services Officer Marie McCandless, VSO office assistant Stephanie Torres, and Polk County commissioners Jennifer Wheeler and Mike Ainsworth delivered a basket full of beach-ready swag. “In this basket is there’s some goodies for you, along with your plane tickets,” McCandless said. Starbuck still seemed in that shock the foundation granted her wish. She heard of the program through her Willamette Valley Hospice caretakers. “These hospice people are the most wonderful people in the world,” she said. “They are the ones that encour- aged me to apply for this.” Starbuck said she thought her service didn’t stack up to what others had given. She didn’t go to war, she said. McCandless wasn’t hearing any of that. “You are a veteran, right? You served our country,” Mc- Candless said. “We are very thankful to you for your serv- ice.” Starbuck enjoyed her time in the Marine Reserves. “It was the time of my life, one of them. There’s the other time of my life,” she said, pointing to Richard. “I just wish I got that time of my life a little sooner.” Monday morning the couple was flying toward what they hope will be another “time of their lives.” “When we get back, I will be glad to tell you all about it,” Starbuck told McCandless. “I know he is going to like it.” For more information about Dreams for Veterans: http://www.dreamfoundation.org/veterans. OBITUARIES Delbert Fredricks May 28, 1929 – Feb. 27, 2017 Delbert Fredricks, 87, of Dallas, died late on Feb. 27. He was the longest serv- ing active member of the Dallas Fire Department, serving for more than 65 years. Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center is caring for the fam- ily. Services will announced shortly. Juanita Vivian Rocha July 13, 1932 – Feb. 22, 2017 Juanita Vivian Rocha, a resident of Dallas died on Feb. 22, 2017, in Salem. She was 84 years of age. Juanita was born on July 13, 1932, in St. Paul, Minn., and was the daughter of John and Melda (Lafferty) Schweitzer. On Nov. 27, 1948, she married Jose Car- doza Rocha (Joe) in Phoenix, Arizona, and they resided in Artesia, California, where they had two children, Kath- leen and Danny. In 1969, they moved to Falls City, and later to Dallas, where she lived until her death. Juanita enjoyed sewing and crocheting. She loved participating in farmers markets and craft fairs. She also enjoyed travel- ing, and was fortunate to have visited friends and family all throughout the United States. She was a Je- hovah Witness and a mem- ber at the Dallas Kingdom Hall, where she enjoyed par- ticipating in her many church activities. She was also a proud member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe in Eagle Butte, South Dakota. She is survived by her daughter, Kathleen (hus- band, Alan) Black; son, Danny (wife, Doris) Rocha; brothers, Art Schweitzer and Russell Schweitzer; and sisters, Darlene Morison and Gretchen Cotta; along with four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Juanita was preceded in death by her husband Joe Rocha; brother, Clarence Schweitzer; and grandson, Brian Rocha. A graveside service will be held on Sa t u rd a y, March 4, 2017, at 11 a.m. at D a l l a s Cemeter y in Dallas. Donelson Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Shelia Marie Hansen Sept. 5, 1952 – Feb. 20, 2017 Shelia Marie Hansen, 64, a resident of Dallas, died Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, at her home. She was born on Sept. 5, 1952, in Phoenix, Ariz., the daughter of Raymond and June Lobos Baker Lock- wood. She graduated from Siletz High School. In 1973, she married Daniel K. Hansen in Vancouver, Wash. He pre- ceded her in death on May 9, 1999. From 1982 to 1999, when she retired, she worked as a supervisor at Praegitzer In- dustries. She continued her educa- tion by taking classes from Chemeketa Community College for her work at Prae- gitzer’s. Shelia lived in Dallas for more than 50 years. She loved her grandkids. She enjoyed going out to Spirit Mountain, playing lot- tery games, painting murals at her home and painting yard figurines. Shelia loved to decorate her home for each of the holidays, espe- cially Christmas. She always loved it when it snowed. She is survived by her son Shelby (Aimee’) Hansen, of Bend; grandchildren: Alaina, Baylie, Kelci, Aaron and Kasimara. Also surviving are brothers Montie and Wade Lockwood and a sister Nancy Schroeder and best friend Mary Biggs. She was preceded in death by five siblings. Private family services were held. The Dallas Mor- tuary Tribute Center is car- ing for the family. To leave a message or memory for the family please go to www.dal- lastribute.com. Joyful Sound Hearing Royal L. Hilliard April 24, 1944 – Feb. 11, 2017 Royal LeVern Hilliard, 72, died on Feb. 11. He was born in Deluth, Minn., to Vernon and Loretta Hilliard. He served in the Navy in the South Pacific, and then worked as a dock foreman. Royal’s wife Linda Jane Wright, preceded him in death, as did his son Kyle. He is survived by daughter Kari; son Kevin; 11 grand- children and 13 great-grand- children. A celebration of life will be held at the Independence Elks Lodge on Feb. 25 at noon. Farnstrom Mortuary handled arrangements. To leave an online tribute: FarnstromMortuary.com. Robert Lee McManaman July 20, 1926 – Feb. 22, 2017 Robert Lee McManaman, 90, died at his Monmouth home on Feb. 22. He was born in Wichita, Kan., to Charles and Maude Mc- Manaman. A funeral service will be held Sunday, March 5, at 2 p.m. at Seventh-day Adven- tist Church, 589 SW Birch St., Dallas. Farnstrom Mor- tuary handled arrange- ments. 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