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Day: February 12, 2013

David Joseph Lee, Jr.

D. Lee, Jr.
D. Lee, Jr.

David was born May 11, 1998 in Tualatin Oregon, weighing a huge 9 lbs. 5 oz. to Dave and Chris Lee.

David lived in Keizer for the first four years of his life with his sisters Alicia, Felina, Chanel and Chrystal. His brother, Rick, had already moved out to start his own family. David then moved to Dallas with his parents and Chrystal.

David attended Sonshine School at the First Baptist Church in Salem from preschool to fifth grade. There he touched the hearts of his teachers and his classmates. Although he loved everyone there, Mrs. Benson and Mrs. Huges touched his heart the most. After he started Lacreole Middle School he would go back to volunteer time with his favorite teachers or just stop in to say hi.

David got into sports at an early age playing football, basketball and baseball.

David was always big for his age and very good in the sports that he played. His mother and father rarely missed a game in his life, he brought them pride and joy.

David started playing football in the third grade for coach Shinn who he loved playing for, When David first started he wasn’t sure if he wanted to play and wanted to quit, so he was told by his father to tell the coach and when he did coach Shinn calmly asked David to practice that afternoon and if at the end of the practice he still wanted to quit then he could, David agreed and had a blast and continued to play for coach Shinn.

In the fifth and sixth grade years he played football for coach Strader who David also loved playing for and enjoying an undefeated season.

David went on to play football for LaCreole Middle School and Dallas High School.

David played basketball for Kids Inc. in Dallas, Upward in Salem and LaCreole Middle School as a forward, he was called a “Freight Train” when he was dribbling down the court because once David got going you did not want to be in his way.

Baseball was probably David’s favorite sport. He had such a powerful arm that some kids would not warm up with him.

He played on the All-Star baseball team where he met coach Wolfe. Although he enjoyed playing for many of the coaches over the years Wolfe was his favorite. David played on a traveling baseball team called Oregon Select. During one game David threw three pitches in the first inning. Each player swung at the first pitch and grounded out. When he told his pitching coach about it later that week his coach told him that he tied a Major League record.

David loved sports. He wanted to play football for the Ducks and after he graduated he wanted to join the Marines where he could serve and protect his country.

David had a few nicknames like: The Professor, Cartman, Big Daddy, D-Dog and Dabin.

Those of us who got to know David knew that when he was around he would always say or do something to make us laugh or just his smile and beautiful eyes would light up the room.

David has gone on to be an organ donor where he has touched so many more lives. We know that he’s saved lives in Indiana, Nashville and many locally through his gift of life.

David will always live on in our thoughts, memories and prayers.

David leaves behind his parents: Dave and Chris; grandparents: Mike and Pat; brothers and Ssisters: Chrystal, Alicia, Felina, Rick and Chanel; nephews and nieces: Geoff, Cody, Kelcie, Austin, Ashlynn, Dillon, Larry, Killian, Ricky, Maleea, Cruz, Anthony and Liam.

Kathleen Mary McNamee

K. McNamee
K. McNamee

Born May 12th, 1921 in Hereford, Herefordshire, England.

Passed January 16th, 2013 in Canby, Oregon.

She leaves behind a daughter Pat Lee and a son Ron McNamee, many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren.

Proceeded in death by her great grandson Aaron Kline.

Her great grandson David Lee Jr passed on January 24th, 2013.

Sidewalks yes, appeal no

(KEIZERTIMES/File photo)
(KEIZERTIMES/File photo)

By CRAIG MURPHY
Of the Keizertimes

An appeal with the City of Keizer is being replaced with a … sidewalk?

People from two groups, as well as city attorney Shannon Johnson, confirmed that is indeed the case.

In December, Kevin Hohnbaum and the group Keep Keizer Livable (KKL) filed an appeal to the Keizer Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA) in light of the Keizer City Council approving a remand of an Area C Keizer Station decision. In theory, that could have set off an extended appeal process, much like what happened in 2011.

Now, that won’t be happening.


For more of this article and other news from around the Keizer area, pick up a copy of the Feb. 8 issue of Keizertimes, available at stores all around the area. To subscribe for just $25 a year, click on the ‘Subscribe Today’ link at the top of the page, call 503-390-1051 or visit our office at 142 Chemawa Road North in Keizer.

Hot dog! New drive-through in Keizer

Gina (front) and Larry Dankenbring serve a customer Feb. 1 on opening day at The Dog House, a temporary hot dog stand located at 4560 River Road N. (KEIZERTIMES/Craig Murphy)
Gina (front) and Larry Dankenbring serve a customer Feb. 1 on opening day at The Dog House, a temporary hot dog stand located at 4560 River Road N. (KEIZERTIMES/Craig Murphy)

By CRAIG MURPHY
Of the Keizertimes

How about a Turkey Avocado Swiss Dog?

Or maybe a Maple Bacon Dog?

Those are just two creative flavors of hot dogs offered last week as The Dog House opened in a temporary structure at the corner of Dietz Avenue NE and River Road N, across Dietz from Arby’s. The stand officially opened Feb. 1.

“It’s been very busy, much more than we expected,” said Larry Dankenbring, who runs the stand along with wife Gina. “A lot of people have commented Keizer needed a place like this.”


For more of this article and other news from around the Keizer area, pick up a copy of the Feb. 8 issue of Keizertimes, available at stores all around the area. To subscribe for just $25 a year, click on the ‘Subscribe Today’ link at the top of the page, call 503-390-1051 or visit our office at 142 Chemawa Road North in Keizer.