– 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.
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.
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
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.