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Dallas G. Benton
February 6, 1943 – July 28, 2017

Gates – Dallas passed away July 28 at home surrounded by his family. He was born in Hartville Missouri and moved to Idanha Oregon in 1961. Dallas married Sarah Smith on December 19, 1964. They eventually bought some property in Gates Oregon and built a house there in 1984. He worked for many years for Young & Morgan and Freres Lumber Mills. He truly enjoyed his work and excelled at any project he took on.

Dallas served his communities as a member of the Detroit School Board and as Mayor of Idanha for many years. Dallas enjoyed hunting, remodeling/building houses, hobby farming and horseback riding. He always had a project he was working on outside of work. His biggest joy was watching his children and grandchildren grow up and being a big part of their lives.

Dallas is survived by his wife Sarah, of Gates, his children, Regenia Benton of Portland, Julie Minton of Gates, Dara Benton of Salem and Neal Benton of Gates, his brothers, Bernell Benton of Hillsboro and Edsel Benton of Florida, and 6 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Farris, Irvin, MJ and Carlene.

A graveside service was held at Fairview Cemetery in Gates. A Celebration of Life Potluck will be held Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 1pm at Fisherman’s Bend Park in Mill City at the Cedar’s Group Shelter. Serving the family, North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.

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