TAPS April 2013

In Taps by rapsheet

Verta DeBellis, wife of William “Bill” DeBellis, born Sept. 28, 1922 in Staples, Minn. Died March 8, 2013, at age 90.

She attended Franklin High School,  and later worked at Nabisco. She was an avid golfer, and was an active member of the women’s golf club in Tualatin.  She  volunteered with the Assistance League of Yuma.

She is survived by sons, Bill Jr. and Jon; daughter, Sandra Lee; two great-grandchildren. She and Bill had been married 71 years.


Mary Jane Davis, wife of James E. Davis, born April 17, 1936 in Kings Mill, Tex. Died March 16, 2013, at age 76. She was raised in Hillsboro and graduated from the Emanuel School of Nursing in 1957. Upon retiring in 1998, Mary Jane became an avid golfer, and traveled the world with her husband, James.

She is survived by her husband; two brothers, two daughters; and one grandson.