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Karlene Halstead

December 31, 1942 - August 25, 2013


Former Newberg resident Karlene Ruth Halstead, of Dallas, died Aug. 25, 2013. She was 70.

She was born Dec. 31, 1942, in Eugene to John and Ruth (Bales) Halstead.

After earning her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Oregon College of Education (now Western Oregon University), she taught at elementary schools in Dallas and Newberg. She enjoyed gardening and worked as a seamstress in her spare time.

She was preceded in death by her father.

Survivors include: mother Ruth and brother Decker, both of Dallas.

Graveside services were held Aug. 30 in Alpine. A memorial service was held Sept. 7 in Salem.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Union Gospel Mission in care of the Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center. Online condolences may be made at www.dallastribute. com.