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Page 2 VotJn ('XmMMt JNITV :11. *a, r" - Auqust 29, 2012 TMr_. NEw Era ON TMr_ ROaD CROSSWORD KEY Today's puzzle is on Page 11 INTERNATIONAL OF IRELAND SUDOKU KEY Today's puzzle is on Page 11 Welcomed in Ireland The New Era went with Jon and Peggy Schroder on a tour of Ireland, during which they attended the First International Quilt Festival of Ireland where Peggy had some of her quilts on display. The Schroders said the weather and vegetation in Ireland is much like- that in the Willamette Valley. The phrase "Cdad Mile Failte" means "One Hundred Thousand Welcomes" in Irish. Taking a trip some- where (significant)? Pack along a copy of The New Era, get a pi of yourself with the newspaper in front of a lanark, and send us a photo (god quality, please) with appropriate explana- tory information to The New Era, P.O. 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 arrive. Please include a phone n- her in case we need to contact you. " 611 1 I 9 4 3 4 8 !' 73 6 1 2 7 13( 2:4[i 5 i 5 1  8  2 29: 4 1 7 3 7 .= 6 2 9 9 2J00, 3 el7 e ! 6 41; 5 8 1 3, 8 511 9 7 216 | Gill II II1711100i liP.;' Call (541) 367-2135 ()BITU/00RIES Carol Dodge March 31. 1945 Aug. 24. 2012 Carol Ann Dodge, 67, of Sweet Home died Aug. 24, 2012. She was born March 31, 1945 in Featherston, Okla. to Nolan D. and Daisy Irene (Morgan) Adams. She moved to California when she was young and then to Scio in the early 1960s. Later she moved from Mill City to Waterloo in 1974, then moved to Hood River in 1987. She came to Sweet Home in 2010. Mrs. Dodge was a homemak- er. She was an active member of River of Life Assembly of God in Hood River and Assembly of God in Sweet Home. She loved to crochet, make arts and crafts and garden inside and outside. Mrs. Dodge is survived by her husband, Joe; sons Mark, Terry, Dennis and Daniel Dodge; brothers David, William, Robert and Phillip Adams; sisters Ruthie and Betty; nine grandchildren; and five great- grandchildren. Coming to Santiam Feed & Garden Supply: Retired Entomologist & Master Gardener: Richard Little Bring your questions, bug problems & other plant problems! Saturday, September 8th 11:00 am - 2:00 pm Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Samaritan Evergreen Hospice or Sweet Home Assembly of God building fund. A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8 at Sweet Home Assembly of God. Sweet Home Funeral Cha- pel is handling the arrangements. Deborah Karr Oct. 19, 1917-Aug. 25, 2012 Deborah Irene Karr, 94, of Sweet Home died Aug. 25, 2012. She was born Oct. 19, 1917 in Hot Spring s , Ark. to Elijah and Flor- ence Kelley. Her family moved from Ar- kansas to Yucaipa, CaliE While in Yucaipa, she was rodeo queen of Yucaipa Valley Days Celebration. Debbie owned and operated La Pe- tite Beauty salon in Yucaipa, with seven employees. She then started her real estate career, owning her own business in Calimesa, Calif. and was president of the Yucaipa Valley board of realtors. She married Tom Karr in 1934 and they later moved to Grand Ronde and then to Roseburg. She was a Cub Scout leader dur- ing the 1940s. The Karrs sold real estate in Roseburg. After Mr. Karr's death, Mrs. Karr moved to Sweet Home and continued her real estate career with Sweet Home Real Estate. She was then the Principal Bi'oker at San- tiam Real Estate. She opened sweet Home Properties and ran it until her Calhoon, RPH ECONOMY ORUSS Mon. - Fri. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. iilii  Saturday 9 a.m. - I p.m. 00LbCated inside Thri00ay i retirement in the earl y 1980s. In 1988 she married Frank McElwain. Mrs. Karr en- joyed playing pool, boating, hunting and cards. She was a good seamstress. She and her hus- band Frank were very active in the Santiam Sams RV Club for 19 years. Her greatest joy was family get-to- gethers. She is survived by her husband Frank McElwain of Sweet Home; son John and daughter-in-law Caro- lyn Karr of Sweet Home; 11 grand- children; 32 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Karr was preceded in death by her first husband, Tom Karr in 1972; son Jim in 1975; and daughter Ruth Dohn in 2009. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements. Martha Steinbacher Aug. 29, 1921 -Aug. 25, 2012 Martha Jane Steinbacher, 90, formerly of Sweet Home, died Aug. 25, 2012 near Halfway. She was born in Los Angeles, Calif. to Fred D. and Hazel (Gentry) Lutes. She was raised in Los Angeles. She married Edgar Lewis Stein- bacher in 1943. Mrs. Steinbacher was a member of the Archdiocese Council of Cath- olic Women for 30 years and was president twice. She was a mem- ber of the Oregon Catholic Histori- cal Society for 21 years and retired from the volunteer senior program. She was Linn County American Red Cross representative-chairman, was on the Archdiocese Historical Com- mission, on the Marriage and Fam- ily Life board and was the East Linn Museum director for 20 years. She also was the author of three history books, "In The Beginning." "Yesterday's Memories" and "New Life, New Land." Awards that Mrs. Steinbach- er received dur- ing her life included the Catholic Women of Achievements, Oregon Merit Mother, Sweet Home Woman of the Year, Sweet Home Distin- guished Service Award, Interna- tional Family of the Year Award and Who's Who of American Women. She was a loving wife, moth- er, historian, author, volunteer and friend. Mrs. Steinbacher is survived by her children, Tony Steinbacher, Mary Ego, Anne Dennison, Joe Steinbacher, Mike Steinbacher, and Thomas Steinbacher; brother, Don Lutes; 13 grandchildren; 20 great- grandchildren and one great-great- grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar Lewis "Bud" Steinbacher; daughter Kathren Steinbacher; and brother Jack Lutes. Viewing and Rosary will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, at St. Helen's Catholic Church in Sweet Home. A funeral service will follow at noon. Final burial will be at Gilliland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the East Linn Museum or American Red Cross. Sweet HomeFuneral Chapel is handling the arrangements. Donald Thomas May 1, 1916- Aug. 9, 2012 Donald J. Thomas, 96, died Aug. 9, 2012 in Palm Desert, Calif. He was born May 1, 1916 in Paulding County, Ohio, to Minnie (Font) Thomas and Raymond Thom- as, the oldest of eight siblings. He joined the National Guard and was later inducted into the regu- lar Army prior to World War II. After spending 30 years in the service, he retired with the rank of major. Semi-retiring to Arizona, he worked as a premium state auditor See Deaths, page 3 Lawrence McMurray July 28, 1936 - Aug. 27, 2012 Lawrence McMurray, 76, of Foster died Aug. 27, 2012. He was born July 28, 1936 in Visalia, Calif. to Kenneth and Eva (King) McMurray. He was loved and adored by his family and friends. Mr. Mc- Murray was a wonderful, loving and supportive husband, father and grandfather. He will be truly missed and treasured by his lov- ing family and friends, as there were no strangers in his long life. Mr. McMurray is survived by his wife of 53 years, Twylah McMurray; daughter Jen- nifer Humbert; son Kevin Mc- Murray; and three grand- children, Keely and Matthew Devine and Audrey McMurray. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 31 at Sweet Home Funeral Chapel. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements. Paid Obituary