Day: March 19, 2010

Emergency animal shelter needs fresh blood to be ready in crisis

By JASON COX Of the Keizertimes About a decade ago, Judy Shaffer founded KARES (Keizer Animal Rescue Emergency Shelter), to take in pets in the case of a disaster. Now her successor, Carol Doerfler, is working to keep the group not only alive, but invigorated and ready to go should the worst happen. Doerfler is actively seeking volunteers who can commit to a once-per-month meeting – until disaster strikes. Then the shelter will need virtually 24-7 attention until the incident subsides. “If we could have 14 core group people – currently we have seven – that would be a wonderful body of people to work with,” Doerfler said. KARES doesn’t have a physical address, and would be called into action only if a major disaster struck or a big evacuation ordered, such as when many west Keizer residents were ordered to leave their houses during the 1996 floods. “When they evacuated the west side of Keizer, people took their pets to their veterinarians,” Doerfler said. “Dr. Kim Girouard at Keizer Veterinary Clinic told me they took in as many as they could. Then the National Guard came and told them they had to evacuate, so he and their staff ended up taking all these animals home. “You can’t expect that.” Doerfler said emergency animal shelters are relatively commonplace in larger cities, but there aren’t very many in a town of Keizer’s...

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Evelyn (Evie) Courlette Allen

Aug. 9, 1912-March 3, 2010 Evelyn (Evie) Courlette Allen, 97, passed from this life on the evening of Wednesday, March 3, 2010, at Gibson Creek Retirement Residence in Salem, Oregon surrounded by loving members of her family. Evelyn was born in Fargo, North Dakota on August 9, 1912, and was the youngest of six children born to Henry and Ingeborg Hanson. Evelyn moved with her family to Bend, Oregon when she was eleven years old, when the population there was only 500, and she saw many changes as Bend grew in size. Her parents passed away within a year of each other when she was only in her mid-teens. She married the love of her life, Doran Allen, when she was 20, and they had six children. Evelyn dedicated her early years to providing a warm and loving home for her husband and children. Doran died suddenly in 1969, when Evelyn was 57. Several years later, Evelyn met a wonderful man, Leonard Langliers, who shared her life until his death in 1996, the same year both of her beloved sons passed away. With Leonard, Evelyn began a second life filled with fun that included joining many social clubs and activities, bowling, dancing, traveling, and learning to drive at the age of 61. She loved life, and lived with joy and enthusiasm. In 2002, Evelyn moved to Salem to be...

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William Kivi

William Kivi, a long-time resident of Keizer, passed away on Feb. 24, 2010 in Salem. Kivi was born Feb. 18, 1936 in Ironwood, MI to Ovia Kivi and Vienna Korpela. At 17 he entered the U.S. Army and served in Germany. For 29 years he worked as a forklift driver at Oregon Cherry Growers in Salem. He is survived by his wife Patrica Kivi, twins Timmy Kivi and Tammy Kivi, stepsons Kenneth Pulliam, Richard Francis and Dale Francis, and eight grandchildren. Arrangements are by Keizer Funeral Chapel. Services are...

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Robert James Korn

A Celebration of Life service for Mr. Korn will be from 1 – 4 p.m. at Salem Square Dance Center, 3695 45th Avenue NE, Salem. Mr. Korn, of Salem, died Friday, March 12, 2010. He was 59. Born July 12, 1950, he graduated from North Salem High and earned a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Oregon State College. He was an avid square dancer and member of the Salem Swinging Stars, and also enjoyed baking, hiking, book binding and race walking. Survivors include: his daughter, Carol Lynn Korn of Salem; son, Jonathon Korn of Albany; seven sisters, Joyce Gullickson, Dorothy Walston and Sandy Boody, all of Salem, Kathy Byrne of Springfield, Betty Willmschen of Illinois, Geri Long of Mesa, Ariz., and Mary Humphreys of Monitor; four brothers, Allen Korn of Salinas, Calif., Francis Korn of Dallas, and Ed and Dennis Korn of Salem; and forever friend, Kathy Korn. Rememberances may be made to Odyssey Health Care. Arrangements by Keizer Funeral...

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Have voice, will travel with Glee Club

By LANCE MASTERSON Of the Keizertimes Greg Jungwirth returned to Keizer and he brought 79 of his friends with him. The 2006 McNary graduate joined other members of the Notre Dame University Glee Club during last week’s formal concert at St. Edward Catholic Church. The performance drew a full house. “It was amazing to see that turnout at the concert,” he said. “I really enjoyed coming home and seeing all of my family for a night. Glee Club is a huge part of my life, so it was great that I got to bring them home with me and share them with the people I know.” The club’s performance was well-received. “The energy and excitement on both my part and audience were the best we had on our whole tour,” said Jungwirth. The all-male chorus features some 80 members. It is the university’s premier choral group and was established in 1915. In addition to mini concerts held on campus for different gatherings, the Glee Club presents formal concerts in the fall, Christmastime, spring and at commencement. There’s also the domestic tours that occur during spring and fall breaks. Since Jungwirth joined the group, he has crisscrossed the United States. The stop in Keizer was part of a West Coast swing that made its way from San Francisco to Seattle. This tour included stops in Santa Clara, San Francisco, Napa...

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