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Page 2 VcL JR CMMI JNITV te  ra -August 15, 2012 T.E NEw ERA ON T.L Roab CROSSWORD KEY Today's puzzle is on Page 16 SUDOKU KEY Today's puzzle is on Page 16 In the Halibut Capital The New Era went with John DeBrie, Adam Womack and Rick Kopf to Soldotna and Homer, Alaska, for a va- cation week of fishing. They caught "lots" of sockeye salmon, saw some grizzly bears up close and personal. and enjoyed some clam digging. They had some "wonderful" hosts in Chick and Wendy Fisher. I Whereare you going? Taldng a trip some- where (significant)? Pack along a copy of The New Era, get a picture of yourself with the newspaper in front of a landmark, and send us a photo (good quality, please) with appropriate explana- The New Era, EO. Box 39, Sweet Home, OR 97386, drop it by our office at I313 Main St., or e-mail it to news@ sweethomenews.com. We'll publish it as soon as possible, generally in the order that sub- missions amve. Please include a phone num- ber in case we need tO contact you. JIM P :liE 0 IT E _IA mR ,IT E i-Z -ff ,liB 8 el .IT E )lO L )Ph S ;IN E 5 I 43 7 ! 1 2 2 : 5 5 1 ; 3 7 9, = 76 6  B 1 3 1 2 8 8( 94 4 ; 5 9 7 912 ; 1 8 614 ! 5 i 4 117 ) 8 i 9816 i 4 i 2 418 I 3 5 318 2 7 I 6 715 1.9 513 r 2 3 211 } 6 OBITUARIES Evelyn Wilhelm July 8, 1928 - July 29,2012 Evelyn "Arlene" Wilhelm,age 84, of Imbler, died July 29, 2012 at her home. She was born July 8, 1928, the daughter of Vincent Elijah and Louisa (Smith) Paddock in Sweet Home. She graduated from high school :in Sweet- H0m' and on June 4, 1947 she mar- ried Floyd Hen- ry Wilhelm. Mrs. Wil- helm enjoyed being active with the American Legion in Sweet Home. They later lived in Heppner before moving to Imbler in 1963. She enjoyed yard .work, espe- cially growing peonies. She cared for the livestock and named each cow they owned. She was known as a helpful neighbor. She loved watching Blazer basketball and wrestling on TV. Survivors include her chil- dren, Henry and Judy Wilhelm, Donna and Lloyd Anthoney and Eunice Wilhelm, all of Imbler; brother Dan Paddock of Sweet Home; and sister Betty Wilhelm of Heppner. Mrs. Wilhelm was preceded in death by her husband in De- cember of 1989 and a son, Dennis Wilhelm in November of 1990. She vas also preceded by siblings, Dean Paddock, Lynn Paddock, Zeldia Darby and Lela Pace. A graveside service was held Aug. 4 at the Summerville Cem- See Deaths, page 3 Sarah Margaret Mullendore Payne January 31, 1916 - August 5, 2012 Beloved daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and matriarch, Sarah Margaret Mullendore Payne went home to be with the Lord Au- gust 5, 2012 at the age of 96. Born in Greenwood, Mo., just outside Kansas City to George Decatur and Sarah Blanch McVay Mul- lendore, she was the fourth of five children; siblings included George, Maurice, Paul and Eliza Bernice. Sarah spent her early years moving around Missouri, as her father was a pastor for several dif- ferent churches. In the summer of 1925, her father was encouraged by a preacher friend to move to the deep South. So, in the summer of 1925 the family moved to Mississippi, where Sarah graduated from high school in 1933 in Louisville, Miss. While in junior college, Sarah took her first teaching job near Jack- son, Miss., earning $75 per month. In 1938 Sarah graduated from Mississippi State College. She earned her Master's of Education degree from Mis- sissippi Southern university in 1959. She married Carl Franklin Hamby Payne in August 1940. Their sons, Carl Howard and George Calvin, were born in 1943 and t944 respectively. Sarah's husband Carl joined the Arniy in 1944 and was shipped to England. After returning home he was discharged from the Army in November 1945. In the summer of 1955, Sarah and family left Mc- Call Creek, Miss. and moved to Prairie City, Ore. In 1957 the family again moved to Wrangell, Alaska, by traveling the dusty Alaska Alcan Highway. She and her husband Carl taught school there for three years. Finally, in the summer of 1961, the family moved to Sweet Home, where Sarah taught English at Sweet Home High School Until her retirement in 1981. Even though retired, she continued volunteering as a teach- ing assistant in Sweet Home and Salem. All total she was associated with the public school system for over 60 years. Sarah was active in P.E.O., her cl{urch, singing in the choir, teaching Sunday school and serv- ing in various church, community and charity organizations. Until her health failed, she continued to be active in these organizations. She loved to read, sew and spend timewith her family and friends. She especially enjoyed taking her grandchildren and family members on extended trips in the United States and to Europe. Of all of her trips, the most memorable was her visit to the Holy Land. Sarah was one of the most loving and tender women that most will ever meet. She never judged others, loved them openly, and would always wel- come them into her home. Sarah was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Franklin in 1968. She is survived by her sons, Carl and his wife Patty Payne of Portland, and George and his wife Helga Payne of Salem; grandchildren, Chris, Jason, Kristina, Tiffany, Thad, James, Tara and Tyler; great-grandchildren, Sarah Michelle, Brianna, Austin, Josh, Dakota, Katy, Megan, Kelsey, Zachary, Taylor, Lindzee, Britney, Jack, Bethany, Kyle, Kaden and John. Donations and contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society. Viewing will be 10:00 am to 12 noon Friday, Au- gust 10th, at Sweet Home Funeral Chapel. Funeral Service will be 1:00 pm Friday August 10ffl at Sweet Home United Methodist Church. Final burial will fol- low at Gilliland Cemetery. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the ar- rangements. Paid Obituary Theodora 'Tedd3,' T00)I00p April 15, 1920 - July 24, 2012 Theodora Mary. Braun "Teddy" Topp, 92, passed away July 24, 2012 in' Tumwater, Wash. She was born April 15, 1920 to John Baptiste Braun and Theodora Abigail Wright Braun in Kimball, South Dakota. Teddy graduated from Staples High School in Staples, Minn. in 1935, at ag e 15. In 1936, she received an Elementa- ry School Certificate and began her teaching career at Birch Hill School in Cass County, Minn. On April 11, 1941, she married Eugene Henry Topp in Belle Plaine, Minn. and be- came a dairy farmer's wife, and mother. She also lived in Ber- tha, Minn. (1942-1954), Sweet Home (1954-1997), Waldport (1997-2009), and the last three years in Tumwater. Teddy taught sixth grade at Liberty Elementary School (1960-1980) in Sweet Home, where she established the first outdoor education program. She was named Oregon's Environ- mental Teacher of the Year in 1977. "Teddy was a feisty, hard- working, bargain-seeking, mu- sical lady who loved to tease. She was known for her colorful responses and banter. She loved camping, quilting, painting, mushrooming, hunting, fishing, reading, singing and playing the piano. All of her life she sang in her church choir and during the past years volunteered for lo- cal senior centers and food and clothing banks. For years she was a campground host for the Forest Service and a volunteer at the Alsea Bridge Interpretive Center in Waldport. Teddy is survived by daugh- ters, Tedi Sacco of Ashland, Karline (Rick) Bird of Olym- pia, Wash., and Stephanie Claire (Chris) Wickham of Olympia; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Topp; and son Joseph Gregory Topp. Services will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012 at Tumwater United Methodist Church, 1401 Lake Park Drive, Tumwater, Wash. Memorial donations may be made to the Thurston County Food Bank - Food for Kids, 220 Thurston Ave. NE, Olympia, WA 98501. A full obituary can be seen and remembrances left at www. FuneralAlternatives.org. Arrangements are with Fu- neral Alternatives of Washing- ton (360) 753-1065. Paid Obituary