Statesman Journal from Salem, Oregon on January 2, 2013 · Page A5
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Statesman Journal from Salem, Oregon · Page A5

Salem, Oregon
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Wednesday, January 2, 2013
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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2, 2013 APPEAL TRIBUNE 5A .5; . Mary Dorothy (Tracey) Marsonette Basha Mary Dorothy (Tracey) Marsonette Basha October 18, 1918 December 25, 2012 SPRINGFIELD Dorothy Tracey, 94, was born on October 18, 1918 as the fourth child of Bernard and Letha Tracey on homestead land near Wel-don, Dawson County, Mont. When she was about seven years old, her family moved by train to a two-room cabin near Coram, Mont, where she was able to attend school. Dorothy loved the beautiful, care-free days of life on the prairie where she developed a real passion and appreciation of nature. Throughout her life she enjoyed studying plants, rocks and birds. She loved to take walks in the forest and on the beach to observe sea life. The Tracey family moved to Columbia Falls, Mont., when Dorothy was a teenager and graduated from high school at St. Matthews School in nearby Kalispell. She and Wallace Marsonette were married in Whitefish, Mont., on September 8, 1939 and moved to Chinook, Mont. While living in Chinook they had nine children. In 1959 the family moved to Scotts Mills. Sadly, in 1963 Wallace passed away. Dorothy married Dale Taylor in 1968 and she and the younger children moved to Dale's home in Springfield where they started a fuchsia and geranium nursery. Dorothy loved to work with flowers and together they had a very rewarding and successful business. Dale passed away in 1986. In 1988 Dorothy met and married Bill Draper. They did many exciting things together, such as taking bird-watching classes at Lane Community College, and traveling in their motor home to the northern reaches of Alaska and south to Mexico with Dorothy's brother, Robert and his wife, Dar-lene. They spent many winter months in their motor home near Yuma, Ariz. Bill Draper passed away in 1996. Dorothy met and married Joe Basha in 1997. Joe passed away several years ago. In 2003, when she was 84-years old, Dorothy decided to write a book about her life, to pass on to her children. Her 229-page hardback book entitled, "The Journey," was published in 2004. Dorothy always had a positive attitude and looked for the best in everything and everybody. She had a zest for learning and exploration, and loved to travel. Some of her foreign trips include Rarotonga, New Zealand, Wales, Ireland, England, Scotland, Canada, Mexico and the Bahamas. She also had a love of singing and often broke into song with one of the 'oldies but goodies.' One of her favorite games was 'Spite and Malice' and, even at 94, she was a consistent winner. Swimming and water fitness with her friends was a favorite social event. Dorothy is survived by her brother, Robert and his wife, Darlene and all nine of her children: Wayne Marsonette and Sandy (Oregon City); Robert Marsonette and Sue (Olathe, Kan.); Theresa Mellott and John (Salem); Glenn Marsonette and Pat (Eugene); Ruth Ewald and Greg (Silverton); Donna Ruscitti (Portland); Vern Marsonette and Sheila (Springfield); Judy Allen and Randy (Eugene); and Jay Marsonette and Kris-ta (Aloha). Dorothy has left a legacy of numerous grandchildren, as well as great and great-greatgrandchildren. She is preceded in death by her sisters, Florence Wolvington and Marjorie Kollenborn; and brothers, Maurice and Harland Tracey. A service for friends and family to celebrate Dorothy's life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, January 5, 2013 in Andreason's Buell Funeral Chapel, 320 North Sixth St., Springfield. In lieu of flowers, please feel free to donate to your favorite charity in Dorothy's name. Gerald ' Reinke Jerry' De- January 3, 1934 cember 16, 2012 SILVERTON Jerry was born in Russell, Minnesota, to Arthur and Luella (Jorgensen), one of six children. He joined the Air Force and served for 20 years, in which he worked as a supervisor in training and maintenance scheduling having worked for NASA including the Apollo 11 project. He worked at Lake San Marcos Resort in California for 20 years as a maintenance superintendent, where he met his wife, Marcy and married on May 6, 1983. He and Marcy resided in Vista, California. Jerry loved his family more than anything, and he enjoyed traveling to Puerto Vallarta, MX and Solvang, Calif. They moved to Silverton in 1996, where he worked for Silver Falls School District for eight years where they both embraced the support and care of the Silver Falls School District and staff. Jerry loved the outdoors, his golden retrievers, working on his acreage, and enjoyed caring for the stray country cats that would find their home at the Reinke residence. He is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Del-rose Petersen; brother, Glen Reinke. Jerry is survived by his wife of 29 years, Marcy, Silverton; children, Steve Reinke, Lake Hava-su, Ariz., Debbie Lilly, Effort, Pa., Kevin Reinke, St. Petersburg, Fla., Sheila Reinke, San Diego, Calif.; grandchildren, David Lynch, Angela Curran, Jessica Lilly, Deaana Lilly, and Jonas Reinke; great-grandchildren, Madison Curran and Dee-gan Lynch; sister, Joyce (Arnold) Jensen, Salem; brothers: Ronald (Jane) Reinke, Lake Benton, Minn.; Gene (Pat) Reinke, Fresno, Calif.; sister-in-law, Joyce (Glen) Reinke, Lyons. Celebration of Life with Military Honors will be 3:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday, January 10, 2013 at the Silverton Elks Lodge, 300 High St. Arrangements by Unger Funeral Chapel. Larry Eugene Knight Feb. 16, 1951 Dec. 23, 2012 Larry Knight, 61, was born in Myrtle Point on Feb. 16, 1951. He died on Dec. 23, 2012. Larry was an avid hunter, fisherman and a very family oriented man. He was always willing to help a friend in need. Larry is survived by his wife, Lula Knight; daughters, Tracey Kennedy and Wendy VonBach; grandchildren Kristin Kennedy, Evan Kennedy, Taylor VonBach and Kyle VonBach; brothers, Charles and Gary; and many nieces and nephews. A celebration of life potluck will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013 at the Scotts Mills Grange Hall, 299 Fourth St., on the corner of Grand view Avenue. Arthur Richard Rosenblad July 20, 1930 Dec. 20, 2012 SCOTTS MILLS Arthur Rosenblad. 82, was born to Gustaf and Effie (Hoevet) Rosenblad in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Arthur moved to Scotts Mills in 1959 and was a member of Scotts Mills Grange for 46 years. He was with the Scotts Mills Fire Department for 25 years and was a former treasurer of the Scotts Mills Fire Department. He also was on the Scotts Mills School Board for 25 years and on Scotts Mills City Council for four years. Arthur was a diesel mechanic for 30 years with the state of Oregon. Arthur married Carol Gehrman in June of 1965. He is survived by his wife, Carol of Scotts Mills; sons, Jeff of Mt. Angel, Jerry of Salem, Ted of Turner; daughter, Juanita Hryciw of Aloha; sister, Mildred Haffey of Portland; seven grandchildren and four greatgrandchildren. He is preceded in death by his sisters, Frances Christner and Mary Pruden. There will be a memorial service at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013 at Scotts Mills Grange with a meal to follow. Arrangements by Unger Funeral Chapel. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Scotts Mills Grange, P.O. Box 33, Scotts Mills, OR 97375, or to Willamette Valley Hospice, 1015 Third Street, NW, Salem, OR 97304. Paul Nickolas Richter Oct. 4, 1934 Dec. 25, 2012 SWEET HOME Paul Richter, 78, of Sweet Home passed away Tuesday. He was born at home in Mt. Angel to Nickolas and Emily (Cline) Richter. At 13, he left home and roamed throughout the Pacific Northwest working odd jobs. He married Doris Marcks before being drafted into the U.S. Army and served two years in Hawaii. They lived in California a short time before settling in Sweet Home. They were married 35 years before Doris passed away in 1992. Paul was a member of the Laborers' Union and retired in 1996. During his retirement, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and working on his 1966 Ford Fairlane. Paul is survived by his children, Debbie Sloan of Sisters, Ed (Deborah) Richter of Bradley, S.C.; Marty (Lawna) Richter of Springfield, Jeanie Poland of Sweet Home, Valerie (Tim) Groff of Sweet Home and Ricky Richter of Sweet Home; siblings, MaryAnn Amundson of Pendleton, LeeRoy (Judy) Richter of La Grande and Judy (Harry) Warner of Pilot Rock; and 21 grandchildren and 18 greatgrandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Richter in 1992; siblings, Jack, Aggie, Sonny and Larry; and grandson, Brian Richter in 2008. A graveside service was at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012 at Gilliland Cemetery, Sweet Home. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements, Ardythe "Ardy" Maxine Funrue Ardythe "Ardy" Maxine Funrue Jan. 12,1924 Dec. 23, 2012 MT. ANGEL Ardy (Hand) Funrue, 88, passed away with family surrounding her at the Mt. Angel Towers. She married Bud Funrue on Aug. 3, 1946 and lived on their farm where they raised their family. Ardy worked as a nurse in Silverton and Mt. Angel for many years. In 1966, she was hired as the first charge nurse at the Mt. Angel Towers. She was also active in her church, PEO, Gideons and many other organizations. Ardy's life is a legacy of loving service to God and people. She's preceded in death by her husband, Bud; sister, Shirley Erickson; and brother, Darwin Hand. She's survived by her son, Dan (Dana) Funrue; daughters, Emily (Joe) Start, Cyndy (Norris) Shippen and Dee (Ron) Stenger; eight grandchildren, five greatgrandchildren; and a large extended family. A memorial service was at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Silver-ton. Contributions can be made to Gideons and Union Gospel Mission. Arrangements by Unger Funeral Chapel, Silverton. Robert Bruce Fisher J an. 17, 1968 Dec. 24, 2012 SILVERTON Robert Fisher, 44, passed away suddenly on Monday, Dec. 24, 2012. He was born in Sacramento to Burdette and Ruth (Thompson) Fisher. Robert loved the outdoors, camping, hiking and especially fishing. He was spontaneous, enjoyed cars, mischief, and had a great sense of humor. Robert survived the Columbia River many times in his fishing boats, and held a maritime certificate. He was a beloved father and husband, and will fondly be remembered for saying: "Be back at dark-thirty." Robert is preceded in death by his father, Burdette; and sisters, Jessica Fisher and Cindy Hark-less. He is survived by his five children; mother, Ruth Fisher of Hanover, 111.; brother, Burdette Fisher Jr., of Hanover, 111.; sister, Terrie Fisher of Forrest Grove; and many other loved ones. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date at Robert's favorite camping spot by all of his immediate and extended family and friends. Funeral arrangements by Unger Funeral Chapel. Obituary Policy Free obits run on space-available, first-come, first-serve basis, are subject to editing. Maximum length is 250 words. 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