Obituaries for week of 3-19-08
Otho Dale Coon
Culver resident Otho Dale Coon died Feb. 29, 2008, as the result of a stroke at Mountain View Hospital. He was 78.
Mr. Coon was born Oct. 19, 1929, in Moody, Texas, to parents Thomas and Lillian Coon. On March 30, 1968, he married Candace Shilling. They moved to Culver in 2001 from Coos Bay. He drove school bus for the Jefferson County 509-J School District.
Survivors include his wife, Candace Coon of Culver; daughters, Sheri Coon of Portland, Suzy Becker of Eugene, Kathy Smith of Eugene, and Sharon Kellum of Coos Bay; sister, Sarah South of Texas; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Lester and Cecil Coon, and sisters, Agnes Comer and Aline Allen.
A celebration of his life will be held March 22, at 1 p.m., at the Egyptian Theatre in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the direction of Bel-Air Colonial Funeral Home of Madras.
Guy Davis Sr.
Culver resident Guy Letcher Davis Sr. died March 8, 2008, at his home at the age of 70.
Mr. Davis was born July 25, 1937, in Durango, Colo., to parents Edward and Ruth (Day) Davis. He graduated from Cleveland High School in Portland and went on to earn a bachelor's degree from Portland State University. He married Donna Hadsall.
Throughout his life, he worked several different types of jobs in the automotive industry, including being a gas station owner and an auto dealership owner. He was a GMAC representative and a car and RV salesman. He was an auto trader magazine salesman, which he retired from in 1975, and owned Guy Davis Chevrolet in Madras after 1980.
Mr. Davis was a member of the Elks Lodge, Central Oregon Classic Chevy Club, the Oregon Auto Dealers Association and the Episcopal Church.
Survivors include his wife, Donna Davis of Culver; daughters, Cynthia Davis-Engelgau of Bremerton, Wash.; son and daughter-in-law, Guy and Tracy Davis of Salem; grandchildren, Erik Engelgau of Culver, Alexis and her husband Dominic Shockey of Bremerton, Wash., Andrea Engelgau of Bremerton, Wash., Minda Davis of Salem, and Drew Davis of Stayton; and his faithful canine companion "Marley."
Former Madras resident Lillian Frances Gallier died March 10, 2008, at her home at the age of 86.
Mrs. Gallier was born April 11, 1921, in Donald, Ore., to parents Frank and Albina (Krupicka) Tepera. She grew up and attended St. Luke School in Woodburn until 1932, when at the age of 11 she moved with her family to Center City, Texas. In 1936, she moved to Maysfield, Texas.
On Dec. 14, 1943, she married Renford C. Gallier at St. Monica's Catholic Church in Cameron, Texas. They lived in Maysfield until 1956, when they moved to Madras. Then in 1985, the Galliers moved to Sherwood. Her husband preceded her in death on Dec. 8, 2004, just six days short of their 61st wedding anniversary.
Mrs. Gallier raised three children and was a devoted mother and grandmother. She was close to her grandchildren and enjoyed caring for them. She also enjoyed crocheting, knitting and babysitting. She was a member of St. Francis Church in Sherwood.
Survivors include her sons and their wives, Renford and Alison Gallier of Tacoma, Wash., and Lawrence and Kathleen Gallier of Des Moines, Wash.; daughter and her husband Loretta and Frank Hoehna of Tigard; sister, Maree Rushlaw of Tigard; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her brother Frank during World War II.
A graveside service was held March 14 at St. Luke's Cemetery in Woodburn, officiated by Father Tom McCarthy. Attrell's Sherwood Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.