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February 5, 1921 - January 17, 2014
DALLAS - Martha H. Loewen, of Dallas died on January 17th, 2014. She was born on February 5, 1921 in Dallas, Oregon to Abe & Agnes Fischer. She married Melvin Loewen on September 3, 1946 in the Dallas Mennonite Brethren Church. They had 3 children. She worked in Public Education as Secretary to the Superintendent in the Marion/Polk/Yamhill District. She also enjoyed staying active in other part time jobs as well. She was active in the Mennonite Brethren Church. She also enjoyed singing, gardening, canning, and traveling. She retired as secretary from Academy Junior High School in Dallas.
She is survived by her daughter Cheryl (Win) Priest, of Dallas, and her daughter in law, Leah Loewen, of Amity. She is also survived by her 2 grandchildren, Nathan and Audra Esch, her sisters Marion Fischer, of Dallas, and Lillian Cobb, of Tennessee, and a very large extended family. She is preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Loewen, and her 2 sons Allen and John.
Visitation is planned for Thursday from 1-6 at the Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center. The graveside service will be on Friday at 10:00 at the Dallas Cemetery. The memorial service is planned for Friday at 11:00 at the Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center. Memorial Contributions are suggested to VORP (Victim Offender Reconciliation Program) or Mennonite Missions, in care of Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center, who is caring for the family. Online condolences may be left at
Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center
287 SW Washington St Dallas, OR 97338
Published in StatesmanJournal on Jan. 23, 2014