Statesman Journal from Salem, Oregon on February 23, 1995 · 3
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Salem, Oregon
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Thursday, February 23, 1995
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Statesman Journal, Salem, Ore., Thursday, February 23, 1S95 Page 43 ALMAMACLOCALOnEGOH Girl testifies to watching dad hurt The Associated Press ROSEBURG - Holding a teddy bear in her arms, 8-year-old Karen Gibson testified Wednesday that she watched from a bedroom window as her father hit her little brother four times in the face the day the boy disappeared. Four years old at the time, the girl said she was so scared by what she saw that she hid in a bedroom closet. Afterwards, Karen said her father told her never to speak of what she saw. "He told me if I ever told the truth I would be in trouble for the rest of my life," Karen said. In further testimony, Larry Gibson's wife, Judy, told the jury that he regularly abused their children and told his stepsister in a tearful phone conversation a few months after the disappearance that he had killed his son. A former Douglas County sher Obituaries Marion Martha Felton Jury 19, 1928 Feb. 21, 1995 SUBLIMITY - Marion Martha Felton, 66, died Tuesday in Salem. A native of Massachusetts, she moved to Oregon in 1970 and had lived in Sublimity for 10 years. She was a member of the Me-hama Grange. Survivors include her husband, Kenneth; sons, Joe Curtis of Mill City, Robert Curtis of Shaw, Jerry Curtis of Gates and Bud Jones of Sublimity; brother, Bill Tonge of Downey, Calif.; sister, Eleanor Lawson of Anaheim, Calif.; eight grandchildren; and two greatgrandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Weddle mortuary, Stayton. Private interment will be in Lone Oak Cemetery, Stayton. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Vera Irene Taylor Feb. 24, 1911 Feb. 21, 1995 MOUNT ANGEL - Vera I. Taylor, 83, died Tuesday. A native of Jennings, Kan., she worked for Douglas Aircraft during World War II. She moved to Silver-ton in 1989. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. Her husband, Lawrence, died in 1971. Survivors include her daughter, Lynda Boice of Silverton; brothers, Marvin and Harold Randall, both of Kansas; sister, Margaret Giroux of California; and two grandchildren. Memorial services will be 1 p.m. today in Unger mortuary, Silver-ton. Interment will be Monday in Cherokee Memorial Cemetery, Lodi, Calif. Fount R. Miller Jan. 6, 1903 Feb. 21, 1995 Fount R. Miller, 92, of Salem died Tuesday in his home. A Missouri native, he had lived in Salem since 1951. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 567 in Miller, Mo. Survivors include his wife, Louise; daughter, Mary Helen Garr; brother, George of Salem; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visiting will be 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday in Virgil T. Golden mortuary. In keeping with his wishes, no services will be held. Private inurnment will be in Sunrise Garden Mausoleum. Contributions may be made to Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, 3101 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Road, Portland, 97201. Charles W. 'Bill' Fisk Feb. 22, 1946 Feb. 20, 1995 ALBANY - Charles W. Fisk, 48, died Monday. A native of Lebanon, he lived in Albany most of his life and was a theater projectionist. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and was active in the Albany Bowling League. Survivors include his mother, Julia Goode of Albany; brother, Robert "Bob" of Albany; sister, Linda Rouches of Hood River; stepbrother, Jonathan Goode of Lexington, Mass.; and stepsister, Jennifer Ryan of Bisbee, Ariz. Private family services will be held. Interment will be in Willamette Memorial Park. Contributions may be made to the Epilepsy Foundation in care of Fisher mortuary. Trecia G. Terrl' Baker March 11, 1915 Feb. 19, 1995 LEBANON - Trecia G. Baker, 79, died Sunday. A native of Hardy, Ark., she moved to Lebanon when she was young. She enjoyed reading and crossword puzzles. Survivors include her husband, Merle; and daughter, Nancy Wil-frey of Little Rock, Ark. No services will be held. Arrangements are by Huston mortuary. missing iffs deputy, Larry Gibson is on trial on murder charges in the March 18, 1991, disappearance of his son, 2V2-year-old Tommy Gibson, from the front yard of their home outside the small town of Glendale in Southern Oregon. The boy's body never has been found. Though investigators suspected Gibson in his son's death almost from the start, he wasn't charged until last year, after Gibson's wife took their children and left him, and Karen told authorities what she saw the day her brother disappeared. Gibson smiled when Karen entered the courtroom, but showed no emotion during her testimony. Under questioning by District Attorney Ted Zacher, Karen said she stayed inside looking for a shoe in her closet when Tommy went outside and her father followed soon afterward. Howard Sinclair Dec. 14, 1902 Feb. 15, 1995 LEBANON - Howard Sinclair, 92, died Feb. 15 at the Villa Cascade Care Center in Lebanon. He was a native of California and served in the Navy during World War I. After his discharge in 1919, he spent four years in the Naval Reserves. While living in California he worked as a fruit buyer, a carpenter and a car salesman. He had also lived in Sparks, Nev., and Phoenix, Ariz., before moving to Lebanon in 1980. He enjoyed building things and gardening. Survivors include his wife, Mar-gareth; stepdaughters, Claire Long of Corvallis and Cheryl Swinehart of Bradbury, Calif.; stepsons, Greg Long of Taluca Lake, Calif., and Mark Long of West Covina, Calif.; and five stepgrandchildren. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, of which he was a member. Private interment was in Willamette National Cemetery, Portland. Arrangements are by Huston mortuary. Contributions may be made to the church in care of the mortuary. E.L 'Fits' Fitzpatrick Aug. 30, 1928 Feb. 19, 1995 Visitation for E.L. Fitzpatrick, 66, who died Sunday in Salem, will be 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and Friday in Howell-Edwards-Doerksen mortuary. Private family graveside services will be in Belcrest Memorial Park. A celebration of his life will be at 4 p.m. March 17 in the Sleepy Hollow Mobile Park Community Center. Survivors include his wife, Barbara; mother, Zella Fitzpatrick of Aberdeen; daughters, Jan Southard of Ridgefield, Wash., and Char and Kelley of Portland; sons, Patrick of Salem and Todd of Waldport; brother, Darrell of Lynnwood, Wash.; sister, Georgia Scott of Aberdeen; and three grandchildren. Contributions may be made to the Mid-Willamette Valley Hospice, 1467 13th St. SE, Salem, 97302-2513; or to Harbors Home Health and Hospice, Seventh Street, Hoquiam, Wash. 98550. Elizabeth Edson Thompson Jan. 16, 1911 Feb. 22, 1995 CORVALLIS - Elizabeth E. Thompson, 84, died Wednesday. A native of Washington, D.C., she was involved in church activities with her chaplain husband, the Rev. H. Fairfield Butt III. He died in 1951. Her many activities included Episcopal Churchwomem and In-terfaith Caregivers. Survivors include her sons, H. Fairfield Butt IV of Washington, D.C., the Rev. John Edson of Potsdam, N.Y., the Rev. Robert Edson of Hingham, Mass., and Michael Edson of Corvallis; and five grandchildren. Memorial services will be held later in Corvallis. Contributions may be made to St. Mary's Stone Soup Kitchen or Church of the Good Samaritan Foundation in care of McHenry mortuary. James Webb Byers Sr. Oct 12, 1908 Feb. 22, 1995 WOODBURN - James W. Byers Sr., 86, died Wednesday in a Silverton hospital. A native of North Carolina, he lived in Lake Oswego before moving to Woodburn. On Dec. 6, 1929, he married Newell Roper; she is deceased. He worked as a chemical and steam engineer for the Army Corps of Engineers. Survivors include his son, James W. of Aurora; sisters, Ida Ranslow of Studio City, Calif, and Shara Williams of Morganton, N.C.; three grandchildren; and five greatgrandchildren. No services are planned. Interment will be private. Arrangements are by Comwell mortuary. toddler Tommy called her name and she looked out the window, where she saw her father tell her brother to pick up the pieces of a broken bottle, Karen said. Her father pushed Tommy and hit him across the cheeks while he held the boy's hands behind his back, she said. Then her father hit Tommy four times and the boy fell down, rolling over onto his back. Afterward, Gibson picked up Tommy and put him in the back seat of the sheriffs department patrol car, she said. Gibson drove away, and Karen said she could see Tommy waving to her as the car left the house. When her father came back, he broke a branch off a tree and swept away his tracks in the dirt, then went jogging, Karen said. She said her father told her to tell police that she saw strangers take her brother. Lucy Fem LaFollette March 28, 1909 Feb. 20, 1995 Lucy LaFollette, 85, of Salem died Monday in a Mount Angel care center. RVif wan a na il tive of Pleasan- v - !... cu bun, iuna, hjiic married Her man LaFollette in 1924, and they moved to Woodburn in 1961. After her husband's death in 1965, she moved to Salem where she worked in a cannery until her retirement in 1975. She enjoyed her home and tending her garden and volunteered many hours cutting quilt blocks for quilts for the needy. Survivors include her son, Darrell of Silverton; daughters, Norlene Sheets of Osceola, Iowa, Ardna Walsh of Independence, Mo., and Cheryl Norton of Corpus Christi, Texas; brothers, Virgil Moorman of Indianola, Iowa, and Archie Moorman of St. Charles, Iowa; sister, Faye Zachau of Mun-ster, Ind.; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Friday in Belle Passi Cemetery, Woodburn. Memorial services will follow at 4 p.m. Friday in the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Salem, of which she was a member. Arrangements are by Unger mortuary. Joe W. Carter May 1 7, 1 934 Feb. 21 , 1 995 LEBANON - Joe W. Carter, 60, died Tuesday in a Lebanon hospital. A Montana native, he moved to Oregon when he was 12 years old. He served two years in the Navy. He worked for the state Highway Division for 18 years and was on the survey crew that mapped the freeway from Troutdale to Hood River. He also owned his own surveying business. He was a member of Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Salem. His other memberships included the Elks and American Legion. He enjoyed golfing and playing rac-quetball. Survivors include his wife, Dar-lene; sons, David of Eagle River, Alaska, Robert of Newtown, Conn., and Timothy "Jay" of Pollock Pines, Calif.; daughters, Penny Belinn of Eugene and Jami Peterson, Mary Meader and Rebecca Thompson, all of Lebanon; stepdaughters, Janie Copeland of San Andreas, Calif, and Joan Bruner of Albany; stepson, John Kinn of Eagle River; and 19 grandchildren. Visiting will be 1 to 8 p.m. today in Huston mortuary. Services will be at 5 p.m. Friday in St. Edward's Catholic Church. Private interment will be in the Lebanon IOOF Cemetery. Mattie Mae Crabtree April 9, 1 91 8 Feb. 21 , 1 995 AUMSVILLE - Mattie Crab-tree, 76, died Tuesday in Stayton. She was a native of Oklahoma and worked in the dietary department at Fairview for 15 years. Her husband, Arlen, died in 1976. She enjoyed playing Bingo and Bunko. Survivors include her sons, Jack Wright of Ventura, Calif, Gary Wright of Beaumont, Calif, and Rick of Salem; daughters, Joann Cason of Lompoc, Calif., Delpha Wright and Glenda Carroll, both of Ventura, Andrea Beougher of Lyons, Arlene Walker and Gloria Luttrell, both of Stayton, and Patty Hedges of Mill City; 25 grandchildren; and 16 greatgrandchildren. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. today in Weddle mortuary, Stay-ton. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the mortuary. Interment will follow in Lone Oak Cemetery, Stayton. i"" ym V I '""J".-wJ- J hi Board vetoes ill inmate's early release The Associated Press Reversing an earlier stance, the state Parole Board decided Wednesday not to give early medical release to a convicted kidnapper and rapist who is dying from liver disease. Brian Campagne had a brief taste of freedom last month when the board released him under a law that allows terminally ill, incapacitated or elderly inmates to be freed if they no longer are considered dangerous. Two days later, however, Parole Board members ordered Campagne back to prison after receiving new information in the case. Wednesday, the board decided that Campagne was not eligible for early release because he had written four letters to his victim even though she had asked him not to contact her. "She felt threatened by the repeated contact," Parole Board Chairwoman Marva Fabien said. "This contact, plus the fact that he is still mobile, leads us to believe that he is potentially dangerous." The decision means that the earliest Campagne now could be released would be 2009, Fabien said. Funerals Today ETZEL, MeMna, Jefferson, 1 p.m., Howell-Edwards-Doerksen mortuary, Salem. McGINNIS, Thomas, Newberg, 10 am., Attrell's mortuary, Newberg. RICE, Robert, Salem, 1 p.m., John Knox Presbyterian Church, Keizer. SADILEK, Marie, Molalla, 10 a.m., Mo-lalla mortuary. SHEOD, Jewel, Lincoln City, 4 p.m., St James Episcopal Church, Lincoln City. STARR, Henry, Corvallis, 2 p.m., Oak-lawn Memorial Park, Corvallis. STEYAERT, Francis, Sherwood, 11 a.m., Attrell's mortuary, Sherwood. TAYLOR, Vera, Mount Angel, 1 p.m., Unger mortuary, Silverton. Do You Use Highway 22 Between Willamina and Salem? If yes, then we need to hear from you! The Oregon Department of Transportation and communities affected by Highway 22 are looking to citizens and businesses to help them determine how the highway should be used now and in the future. This is part of a planning process called "Corridor Planning." What modes (or types) of transportation are using this corridor? What is important to the communities along this highway? What improvements does this highway corridor need? This is the kind of information we would like to hear from you. Tell us your thoughts! Fill out the section below and mail it before March 7 to : John deTar, ODOT Region 2, P.O. Box 14030, Salem, Oregon 97310, or call 986-2653. Sprir 'Hill Ho eo 3r! f j r m I 1 . Most of the time I travel from I I 2. Most of the time I: 3. 1 am most concerned I I 4. 1 would like to be kept I I Name: Address: RssallCouricilor defends his work in city government Continued from Page 1 B Mayor Richard Harrison disagrees and does not think that the decision to let Simon go, which was a unanimous vote by the council, was taken lightly. "If Bill gets recalled, it will be a loss for the council and the city," he said. "He was willing to volunteer his time, which is something a lot of people aren't willing to do." Carr, who declined to discuss the issue at length, said he does not think it's fair that he's the only council member being recalled. Still, he's not surprised. In a three-paragraph statement that will appear on the recall ballot, Carr defends the work he's done for rural Aurora, a his FUNERAL Funeral Notices 202 Funeral Notices E.L "Fit!" Fitzpatrick Sunday, February 19, in Salem. Survivors include: wife, Barbara, Salem; mother, Zella Fitzpatrick, Aberdeen; daughter!, Jan Sothard, Ridgefield, WA; Char and Kelly, Portland; sons, Patrick, Salem; Todd, Waldport; brother, Darrell, Lynnwood, WA; sister, Georgia Scott, Aberdeen; 3 grandchildren. Private family graveside services, Bel-crest Memorial Park. Celebration of his life, Friday, March 17, Sleepy HoUow Mobile Park Community Center. Visitation, Thursday, February 23, 1995, 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., HOWELL-EDWARDS-DOERKSEN CHAPEL of the GARDENS, 1350 Com! SE. Contributions, Mid-Willamette Valley Hospice, 1467 13th St SE, Salem, OR 97302-2513 or to Harbors Home Health and Hospice, Seventh St, Hoquiam, WA 98550. Evelyn T.D. Tompkins Services, Saturday, Feb 25, 1995, 1pm, Momingside United Methodist Church. Arrangements, CHAPEL of the GARDENS, 1350 Coml SE. Lillian M. Kropp Memorial services, Friday, February 24, 1995, 2:30 p.m., Mt. Angel Towers Chapel. VIRGIL T. GOLDEN CHAPEL 605 Com'I SE at Oak Prearrangementsmake sense. This space for services, day 4 time, survivors, etc, Call 399-6604 Melvina Martha Etzel Tuesday, February 21, in Dallas. Survivors include: son, Larry E., Jefferson; Gregg L, Salem; Steve J., Albany; daughter, Debra L Griswold, Bend; brother, Jim Hague, Dallas; Bill Hague, Vancouver, WA; David Hague, Rent-on, WA; Charles Hague, Salem; sisters, Ethel Rhodes, Dorothy Straw, and Rebecca Meyers, all of Salem; Vera Sparling, Woodburn; Wilma Thorpe, Vancouver, WA; Ronnie Hague, Stayton; 12 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren. Services, Thursday, February 23, 1995, 1:00 p.m., CHAPEL of the GARDENS, 1350 Com'I SE. Private interment, Belcrest Memorial Park. Contributions, VA Hospital for Patients in Roseburg. Fount R. Miller In keeping with his wishes, no services will be held. Private inurnment, Sunrise Garden Mausoleum, City View Cemetery. Visitation, Friday, February 24, 1995, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., VIRGIL T. GOLDEN CHAPEL, 605 Com'I SE at Oak. Survivors include: wife, Louise; daughter, Mary Helen Garr; grandchildren, Steve Garr and Cindi Raykovich; great grandchildren, Stacey, Melissa, and Jessica Garr; brother, George, Salem. Contributions, Shriner's Hospital for Crippled Children, 3101 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd, Portland, OR 97201. I i : in (circle one) Drive (car, truck, bus, RV, about: Informed about this process: toric town of about 630 people. "A small faction with only partial knowledge of the facts (egged on by business people who do not even live in Aurora) are asking form my recall," he states. "To recall me as a purely revenge move because I was one vote that asked for Chief Simon's resignation would be a big loss for the city of Aurora, for all the good things I have done and all I still have to do." Recall ballots will be mailed by the county to registered voters on Feb. 28 and must be returned by mid-March. Tonya Y. Menefee covers north Marion County for the Statesman Journal. She can be reached at 399-6678 or faxed info, at 399-6706. MEMORIAL I A.J INFORMATION 202 Funeral Notices 202 Robert M. Rice Services, Today, 1:00 p.m., John Knox Presbyterian Church, Keizer. Private inurnment. VIRGIL T. GOLDEN CHAPEL, 605 Coml SE at Oak Wanda Deviney Behrens Memorial services, Friday, February 24, 1995, 1:00 p.m., St. Paul's Church. Private interment. VIRGIL T. GOLDEN CHAPEL, 605 Coml SE at Oak Funeral Directors 203 Barries Funeral Home 205 Church Street, SE 363-9139 KEIZER CHAPEL 4365 River Rd N 393-6666 Restlawn Funeral Home 201 Oak Grove Rd NW 585-1373 RIGDON-RANSOM COLONIAL CHAPEL 299 Cottage NE 363-3173 Funeral Supplements 204 DEATH INFORMATION A 24-hr recorded message 371-1567 LotS& Monuments 207 Mausoleum crypt at Rest-lawn Cemetary, $2200. Call 364-4958 The Lussiers, formerly of Salem would like to sell their grave sites at Best-lawn Memory Gardens, Salem. 2 vaults & com- E anion marker, $1 500. 03-389-4082. Sriitbona't fa "''jl ""'' 1 to I other) Bike Walk Other I FT Phone: Hinckld 203 IB

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