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Oct. 5, 1928 – Nov. 5, 2011

Robert (Bob) Mathews was born October 5, 1928 in Guernsey, Wyoming to Jennie and Charles Mathews the youngest and last survivor of eight children.  He graduated from Guernsey High School and served four years in the United States Navy.  He then attended Laramie Univ. in Laramie, Wyoming.  He later moved to Casper, WY to work in the oil industry.  In Casper he met Ann Stella Kucera and the two were married on December 23, 1955.  They moved to Kimball, NE where Bob operated an oil rig servicing company until their move to Aumsville, OR in August 1972, working as lease agent for McKinney Lincoln Mercury.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing and woodworking.  He was a Master Mason, 32nd degree Freemason and member of the American Legion.  He is survived by his devoted wife, Ann; daughter, Roberta (Gary) Potter of Terrebonne, OR; son, Robert (Barbara) of Carlton, OR; and four grandchildren, Adam, Heather, Chad and Seth.  After a long and courageous ten year battle with lung disease his family wishes him peace in his journey with the Lord.  Honoring his request there will be no services.


Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton, OR.



July 29, 1924 – November 1, 2011
Sublimity, Oregon

Rosella Cord Kreitzer Schuetz passed away the morning of November 1st.  She was born to Lawrence and Lucille Cord on July 29, 1924 in Timber Lake, South Dakota.
Rosella moved to Stayton, Oregon at the age of 13.  She enjoyed many activities including dancing, golfing and, most of all, traveling.
She loved history and was excited to have visited all 50 States, along with Europe, Mexico and Canada.  For 22 years, she and her husband Karl owned and operated Kreitzer’s Menswear.  She loved being a snowbird in Arizona with her husband Richard.  Rosella prided herself with hosting family gatherings and loved having all her children and their extended families all together.  She will be remembered for her beautiful smile and welcoming hugs.
Rosella was preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence and Lucille Cord, husband of 46 years J. Karl Kreitzer, husband of 17 years Richard Schuetz; son, Richard Kreitzer and  sons-in-law, Dale Magee and Roy Basl.  She is survived by  daughters, Janice Magee  Basl ,Karlene (Todd) Jensen; sons, Dennis (Joann) Kreitzer, Donald (Julie) Kreitzer , Larry Schuetz; daughters – in-law,  Meera Kreitzer, Valerie Schuetz Luehrs; sisters, Marion (Russ) Bridenbeck  of Gresham, OR, Kathleen (Don) Hansen of Seattle, WA; brothers, Lavern (Lavonne) Cord of Folsom, CA, James (Carol) Cord of Troutdale, OR; many loving grandchildren, great grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren.
Special thanks to the Woodside Care Home in Stayton for their kind and special care of Rosella.
Recitation of the rosary will be held at 10:30 am followed by 11:00 am Memorial Mass on Saturday, November 12th at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Sublimity.  Contributions may be made in her memory to Friends of the Stayton Library of Friends of the Stayton Memorial  Pool.

PAUL E. CHANTLER – Sublimity, OR.

November 18, 1927 – October 21, 2011
Sublimity, Oregon

Paul and Roberta “Berdie” Chantler were married in July of 1948.  A 1971 graduate of Bethany Bible College in Santa Cruz, CA, Paul was a pastor at The Assembly of God churches in Windsor from 1971 to 1979 and Martinez, CA from 1980 to 1984.  He retired in 1991 from UTC as a research machinist and moved to Salem, OR in 2005.  They have three daughters, Janice Zeitler, Patricia Allbritton and Charlene Mapson.  He is survived by his wife, daughters, one brother Fred Chantler, of Gilroy, CA, eight grandchildren, three great grandchildren, and seven nephews and nieces.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton, OR.



November 10, 1958 – October 15, 2011
Lyons, Oregon

 Gone to quickly, Alana’s smile’s, her kindness to family and friends, her love of animals and most of all her presence will be missed in this world.  Alan and Mary Thompson began their family in Brigham City, Utah where their first daughter, Pamela Rae was born in 1953.  the family moved shortly after Pam’s birth to Salem, Oregon and added a son Alan Ray jr. and then Alana Sue in 1958.  Alana attended North Salem High School and then began working as a waitress at the Cafe in the SAIF Corp Building along with her sister.  The sisters did so many things together, while Alana worked at the restaurant Pam got a job in Records at the Courthouse.  Alana married Ed Mankin and they moved to Stayton.  She later worked at the Riverview Restaurant in Mehama and also worked at the Norpac Cannery and BiMart.  She divorced and moved to Lyons.  Her sister began a battle with cancer and Alana was there to care for her until Pam Rae T. Holm passed away in 2009.  Alana enjoyed tending her garden, growing vegetables and many roses and flowers.  She had a special way with animals and managed several aquariums of fish as well as her pet dogs, cats and birds.  She is survived by her mother, Mary Thompson and brother and sister in law, Alan and Patty Thompson all of  Lyons.  A Memorial Service is pending.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton, OR.


 October 9, 1961 – October 12, 2011
Salem, Oregon

Michael L. Dixon, loving Daddy, son and brother, passed away at home with family by his side after a long battle with cancer.  He leaves behind two beautiful daughters Sierra and Tiffany; parents Bill and Veldren; brothers and sisters Vicki (Steve) Barbour, Debbie Dixon, Scott Dixon, Kevin (Lory Bechtold) Dixon, Theresa Dixon, Dan (Amy) Dixon, Linda (Matt) Crocker; many Nieces and Nephews; Aunts and Uncles.  He also leaves many special friends that he made throughout his life. Please join his family in a Celebration of Life on Saturday October 22nd at the Monroe Methodist Church at 11:00 a.m. and please bring a memory to share with all.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton, OR.



Feb. 19, 1931 – Oct. 15, 2011
Gates, Oregon

Vern passed away unexpectedly on Saturday at the age of 80 years old.  Vern was born to Leroy and Mildred Ohrt on February 19, 1931 in Bennington, Nebraska.  He was one of eight siblings and got an early start working on the farm helping his parents.  He married Carol Jean Holly on August 16, 1953 in Caldwell, Idaho.  They moved to Oregon where Vern worked as a logger for a short time.  He then went to work for Simpson Lumber Company and the local Chevron Service Station.  Vern worked part time for the Shell Service Station in Mill City and upon the mill closing he and Carol took over the station and operated it for about the next twenty years.  Vern’s Shell was a daily stop for many people in the community for gas and automobile repairs.  He also operated a towing service in the canyon and many times came to the aid of stranded motorists.  He loved spending time at the coffee shops and during his service station days he often claimed that he drummed up much business over coffee and breakfast.  He later worked for Frank Lumber as a night watchman and retired in 1995.

Vern’s life centered around family and friends.  He so enjoyed his visits to the coffee shop even up until his death.  Vern held up his end of the round table every morning and didn’t miss a chance to outwit anyone present.  He was always up for a game of pinochle and enjoyed monthly game nights at his house with his large family.  Being a prankster at heart he would often call his grand kids at 4:30 in the morning to wish them a happy birthday.  If he could he would always try to pull a joke on you without you knowing about it.

Vern was preceded in death by his wife, Carol, parents, his brothers, Marlin, Byron, Raymond and his sister, Ramona.  He is survived by his four children and their families: Christine & Randy of Gates, Cathy ad Don of Gates, Leland & Carla of Mill City, Mike and Judy of Mill City; sisters, Marlene of Wilsonville, Delores of Caldwell, Idaho, and Marcia of Nampa, Idaho; nine grandchildren; and ten great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held at the Santiam High School Commons on Saturday, October 22nd at 1:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Gates Cemetery in his name or a charity of your choice.



Hazel Ruth Reames
Aug. 24, 1920- Oct.13, 2011
Stayton, Oregon

Hazel Ruth (Grammy) Reames, born in Fairview, Oklahoma, passed away early Thursday morning, October 13, after a short illness. She is now experiencing a well deserved rest with her Savior after spending most of her life serving others.

A wartime bride, Ruth married Roscoe in 1942. Together they raised a family of three daughters, Ann (Struble), lately of Dorris, California, Gail (Frame) currently residing in Penn Valley, California, and Robin (Pynch) of Stayton, Oregon who in turn raised families of their own. The result was 9 grandchildren and 7 great children whom she enjoyed immensely.

After living in Oklahoma, Washington, and California, Roscoe and Ruth settled in Stayton, Oregon where they have lived since 1985. They were very involved in the United Methodist Church of Stayton where they established many meaningful friendships. Roscoe preceded Ruth in death in the summer of 2003. Ruth’s only surviving brother, Bob Ross, currently lives in Edmond, Oklahoma.

Though Ruth was willing to do what outside work was needed over the years to help make ends meet, her true ambition revolved around hearth and home. She enjoyed the hours spent sewing, crafting, cooking and gardening. She made her home warm and welcoming for all and to the end of her 91 years stayed busy with those little chores that made life easier for others.

The family wishes to thank those dear friends who helped make Ruth’s life interesting and meaningful. May your investment in her life pay rich dividends!

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, October 16, at 2:30 pm at the United Methodist Church in Stayton, Oregon. Memorial contributions may be made to the camp scholarship fund or the kitchen fund in Ruth’s name to the Methodist Church.


Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton, OR.



Sept. 29, 1938 – Sept. 30, 2011
Salem, Oregon

Robert Lee John, 73, of Salem passed away on September 30th at Sublimity.  He was born at Chemawa  Indian School in Salem.  He was the son of Clark and Eva John.  He was a member of the Confederated Tribes of  Siletz Indians of Oregon.  He had attended Lane college in California and was married to Nora Kinion on June 29, 1957 in Newport.   He had worked as a diesel auto mechanic.

He had served in the US Army having receive an honorable discharge as a PFC –E3 at Fort Knox, Kentucky.

He is survived by his daughter, Julie John; son, Robert John Jr. and his wife Pam, of Stayton; daughter, Deeanna Rodiger; brothers Leroy John of Salem, Lindsey John of Redmond, David John of Lapine, Ronald John of Salem; sisters, Elizabeth John of Siletz, Gylene Jones of Siletz and Josephine Gonzales of Salem;  4 Grandchildren; and 3 Great-Grandchildren.

At the  request of the family  no service will be held.


Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton, OR.



November 26, 1936 – October 8, 2011

She is survived by sons, David Smitherman of Missouri, Russell Smitherman of Central Point, OR, Kevin Smitherman of Salem, OR, Gary Smitherman of Central Point, OR, Scott Sims of Salem, OR; Grandchildren, Eleven; Great Grandchildren, Seven; Sister, Connie Sauer of Salem, OR; Brother, Donald Page of Lake Oswego, OR. Memorial service will be October 15, 3:00 P.M. at Weddle Funeral Chapel, Stayton, OR.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton, OR.



Stayton, Oregon

Alice Marie Morrison, age 87, died of natural causes on October 7, 2011 at Santiam Memorial Hospital in Stayton, OR.

Alice Marie was born March 15, 1924 to Richard Grant and Marjorie Olive Warthen in Portland, Oregon.  She married Howard Foster Morrison on October 10, 1942 in Eugene, Oregon.  They lived in the Eugene area until they moved to the North Santiam Canyon, finally settling in Mill City, Oregon in the early 50s.  They moved to Aumsville in 1977 and lived there until she moved to Stayton in 2009.

Alice worked for many years as a janitor for Young & Morgan in Mill City.  She also served as bookkeeper for Westwood Products in Salem.  She was very active in the Mill City Eagles Aerie # 3384 for 38 years, was the Auxiliary Secretary for 21 years, and was a past Madam President.  She loved to crochet and in her earlier years she decorated cakes, including wedding cakes.

She is survived by her son Ronald J. Morrison of Aumsville; daughter Lucille Diane Morrison of Salem; brother Richard Warthen of Marysville, WA; sisters Verna Ketchum of Stayton; Geneva Sproat of Redmond; grandsons Mikel Morrison of Aumsville; Jackie Morrison of Jefferson; Christopher Vaughn of Aberdeen, WA; granddaughters Heather Vaughn of Moses Lake, WA; Mary Vaughn of Aumsville; 2 great grandchildren Eliza and Ethan Morrison of Salem; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 42 years Howard Foster Morrison; sons Howard Eddy and Ernest Grant Morrison; grandson Ronald H. Morrison and brother Ivan Warthen of Springfield OR.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 15, 2011 at Weddles Funeral Home, 1777 North 3rd, Stayton, OR with reception following.  A private Interment will be at Rest Lawn Memory Gardens, Salem, OR on a later date.


Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton, OR.


June 10, 1947 – October 2, 2011
Stayton, Oregon

 Rodney was born in Bertha, Minnesota to Roland and Henrietta Rosenow.  He came to Oregon as a young man and  joining the Navy. He served in Vietnam and was discharged after serving four years.   He met Carol Dixon and they married on May 12, 1979.  His passion for the Military beckoned him to join the U.S. Army in 1979 and he served as a Police Officer.  His  career took him on several tours during Desert Storm.  He retired as a Staff Sargeant in 1995.   Briefly, Rod worked for Marion County Sheriff’s Department.  Camping, four wheeling  where his hobbies and in his early years, fishing and hunting brought him relaxation.  As a member of the VFW Post 56 38 he served as Commander 2009 – 2010.

He is survived by his Wife; Carol, daughter; Sara (Jason) Short of Eugene, son; Christopher Rosenow of Salem,   A graveside service with military honors was held at Willamette National Cemetery, on Friday, October 7, 2011 at 9:30 A.M.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton, OR.


November 10, 1921 – October 1, 2011

Born to Albert and Mabel Brinkman in Evensville, Indiana she grew up and graduated from High School there.   During WWII Lillie moved  to Los Angeles  and helped the war effort by working on Air Craft.    She also worked for Fuller Paint & Glass several years.  She met Willard G. Scott on a blind date and they married February 3, 1951.  They moved to Harrisburg, Oregon in 1974 and Scio in 1982 where they lived on their own piece of paradise.  As a young girl, Lillie enjoyed Roller Skating and later stayed active through bowling in Stayton, making many lifelong friends and earning trophies.  She belonged to the Victoria Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star serving in many capacities over her 40 + years as a member.   Her family will miss her excellent cooking of many of their comfort foods and the memories made making candies and caramels at the holidays.   Her presents will be deeply missed by  her husband, Willard, sons; Wayne (Patt) Scott of Las Vegas, NV, Allen (Beverly) Scott of Lake City,; Jack Brinkman of Evensville, IN, 4 Grandchildren, 5 Great Grandchildren.  Memorial Service will be Wednesday, October 5, 2011 2:00 P.M. at Weddle Funeral Chapel, Stayton.  Private Interment at Willamette National Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton, OR.



Cynthia Ellen Waddle
July 20, 1949 – September 29, 2011
Lyons, Oregon

On Thursday, Sept. 29, Cynthia went to be with her Creator and family who have passed before her.  Cynthia was born in Makanda, Illinois to Charles and Ina Jackson.  She met the love of her life and married Johnny D. Waddle on August 4, 1964.  They made their first home in Farmersville, California until moving to Oregon in 1970.  They later settled in Lyons.   Her family describes her as the most loving, caring wife, mother, nurse, taxi and friend.  Cynthia found enjoyment in reading books.  She loved lighthouses and Johnny took care to make sure they visited as many as they could.  Along their travels she enjoyed learning the history of the land where she placed her feet.  Her legacy will be carried on by her husband, Johnny D. Waddle Sr., son; Johnny D. Waddle Jr. of Lyons, daughters; Rebecca (Steven) Colburn of Creston, Iowa, Dana Lynn (Robert) Fry of Cambridge, Iowa, sister; Kathy Hill, Eight Grandchildren, One Great Grandchild.  She was preceded in death by her parents and a grandson.  Private Interment was held at Fairview Cemetery in Gates.


Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton, OR.



May 10, 1957 – September 28, 2011

Silverton, Oregon

Born in Portland to Fremont and Cheryl Arbuckle, Leon grew up in Silverton and graduated from SUHS Class of 1975.  He was a was a member of Demolay during his high school years.  He married Dawn Hagedorn on September 18, 1976 .  He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Education from Oregon College of Education in 1979.   Leon and Dawn opened Silver City Printing and served the community for many years until an accident disabled him.  He enjoyed computers, and spent many hours as a Beta Testor for the gaming industry.  Reading was also a favorite activity along with movies.  He treated his family to many good meals through his love of cooking.  He was a member of Silverton First Christian Church .  He will be greatly missed by his wife, Dawn, son, Chris (Sara) Arbuckle, daughter, Katie Arbuckle, grandchildren; Gwen and Liam Arbuckle, mother, Cheryl Arbuckle, brother, David Arbuckle, sister, Cherry Hoffman, and multiple nieces and nephews.  A celebration of life will be held Saturday, October 22, 2011  11:00 A.M. at Silverton First Christian Church.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton, OR.



Doris June Frank

June 23, 1926 – September 15, 2011

Doris Frank, maiden name Kramer, beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother and good friend, passed peacefully at home.

She was born in Brockton, Massachusetts and lived there and Rhode Island until her marriage to Robert Frank and moved to Cleveland, Ohio after World War II until 1964. They divorced and Doris moved back to Cranston, Rhode Island.  She was an independent woman long before it was popular.  Her last position was as an Activities Therapist at the Rhode Island State Hospital.  Finally retiring in 1992 Doris moved to Oregon to be closer to family.  Family, playing Scrabble, Bingo and volunteering at the Senior Center were great loves in her life.

She is survived by her daughters; Karen (Skip) Coville of Salem, Nancy Frank of Campbell California, and son Andy (Maj) Frank of Stockholm, Sweden, Grandchildren; Tess McArdle of Salem, Zeila and Rhys Clarstedt-Frank of Stockholm, Sweden, Great-grandson; Keenan McArdle of Salem “her medicine” (She was excited to know that another baby is on the way); Sister Velma (Harry) Galblum in Bethesda, Maryland.

Per Doris’ request, there will be no service held.  In her memory, please hug your family and friends and tell them that you love them.


Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton, OR.



Junko Sako Larson

October 11, 1958 – September 7, 2011

Junko was born in Fort Campbell, Kentucky to Minoru & Fumie Sako.  She graduated from Seaside High School in 1977 and the University of Phoenix in 2006 with a Bachelors degree in Business Management. Joining the United States Air Force in 1978, she served her country as a Law Enforcement Officer at Yokota Air Base in Japan.  She left as an Airman 1st Class to be a mother to her only child, Jessica.  Over the years of her life she worked as a nursing aide, police cadet, Air Force MP, Manager at Fairview Training Center and a Mental Health Therapist for the State of Oregon for the last 19 years.  She married Eric Larson on December 20, 1996 in Salem, OR.  She was a member of SEIU 503, The NRA and The Amateur Radio Relay League.  She also supported the V.F. W. and Olympic Shooting.  Her most paramount achievement in her life was how she battled her PMP Type Appendix cancer.  When told by her husband she had only days remaining, She only smiled and told him “Don’t let life bog you down”.  She is survived by her husband, Eric and daughter Jessica Ann Smith, granddaughter Gema Jean Edell who were both the centers of her universe.  A celebration of her life will be held Saturday, September 17, 1:00 P.M. at Weddle Funeral Chapel.  In lieu of flowers it was her wish for donations to be made to

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton, OR.




February 24, 1931 – September 2, 2011

Marystella Chavez, 80, retired from Hewlett-Packard, a distinguished member of the College of Regents with the Women of the Moose and a member of the Woman’s Auxiliary for the American Legion, passed away on September 2, 2011 in Salem, Oregon. She lived with her husband of 62 years, Reducindo “Red” Chavez, at Marion Estates in Sublimity, Oregon.

Stella was born in New Mexico to Adolfo and Tomacita Maes.  She attended Las Vegas High School and moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1953 where she raised five children.

She is survived by two brothers, five sisters, four children, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Brothers: Aldofo “Sunny” Maes and Robert “Bobby” Maes
Sisters: Shirley Barila, Mary Hernandez, Virginia “Vergie” Maes, Patricia “Patsy” Maes, Lucile “Lucy” Maes

Daughter: Hazel Eckhardt,
Sons: Jacob Chavez, Edwin Chavez and Thomas Chavez

Grandchildren: Jennifer Osuna (Angel Face), Mark Eckhardt (Precious), Brian Chavez (Prince), Jaclyn Chavez (Princess), Maximo Chavez (Mi Corazón ) and Alexander Chavez (Mi Amor)

Great-grandchildren: Alexis Eckhardt, Madeline Yzaguirre, Matthew Osuna, Kate and Norah Clark

Her first son Richard Chavez passed away in 1996.

We Remember:

Family: After I was married, Mom kept bugging me for a grandchild.  Every time I saw her, “When are you going to get pregnant?”  Mom was so desperate, not just for a grandchild, but for a GIRL grandchild that she promised Ken that she would get drunk (something she never did) if we fulfilled her wish. When Jennifer finally arrived, she was so happy.  That was the day Mom acted like she’d just won the lottery.  And she did! – Hazel

Pride: My Mom attended every baseball game.  My uniform was always cleaned, pressed and if needed, the holes were mended to perfection – a testament to my Mom’s incredible sewing skills and love for her boys. -Jake

Responsibility: When I was 12 years old we were on a family vacation at the Royal Gorge in Colorado. About 30 miles after we left I realized that I forgot my wallet back at the gift shop.  It had all my money in it that I was saving up for Disneyland…a whopping $12.00.  My Mom made my Dad turn the car around and we drove all the way back while I got a lecture about responsibility. -Edwin

Honesty:  Mom came into the front room and caught me and my girlfriend in a compromising position on the floor.  She got really upset and after she calmed down I told her, “Hey Mom, at least you now know for sure I’m not gay!” – Tom

Marystella was an amazing woman who always had a story to share, a hug to give and a hand to help.  As the matriarch of the Maes/Chavez family, her presence will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Mom is now home with Our Lord, Jesus Christ where he welcomed her into the halls of the heavenly banquet. We are all comforted to know that she is surrounded by those who passed before her and dancing in the arms of her son Richard.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton, OR.




April 7, 1928 – August 30, 2011
Stayton, Oregon

Bessie I. Hartman, loving wife to Hollis for 65 years.  Loving mother to Patricia, who preceded her in death on Jan. 28, 2009, Jimmy (Rosemary) Hartman of Woodburn, John Hartman of Stayton, Donna  of Oceanside, California; sister to Jonnie Devitt and Shirley Shreve both of Texas; grandmother of 9 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.

Bessie was married to Hollis on April 20, 1946 in Brownfield, Texas.  They made their home in Texas before moving to California in 1958 and to Stayton, Oregon in 1997.  Bessie was a homemaker and enjoyed knitting, sewing, embroidery, quilting and made special blankets for each new grand and great grandchild.  Her projects were entered into the state fair and had won several blue ribbons.  Other things she enjoyed were making jewelry, square dancing, gardening, and loved beautiful dolls.  She especially loved her little dog Tinkerbell.

Funeral service will be held Fri. Sept. 2nd at 10:30 am at Weddle Funeral Chapel, Stayton, OR.  Vault interment will follow at Lone Oak Cemetery, Stayton.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Breast Cancer Foundation.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton, OR.


William Rawlinson

December 20, 1917 – August 25, 2011
Stayton, Oregon

William was born in Dracut, Massachusetts to Edward and Bessie (King) Rawlinson.  His knowledge of running a dredge was welcomed by the U.S. Navy and he served in 1945 to 1946 as a Boatswain’s Mate 1st Class.   He worked in many different aspects in Retail Grocery business.  He spent his retirement years between San Diego and Stayton, Oregon.   His passion was going to the Casino’s, Horse Racing Tracks and Betting Parlors in Salem among those who were counted as friends.  He was preceded in death by first wife, Estelle, second wife, Rita and daughter, Nancy.  He will be missed by his Step-Son, Ralph (Carla) Howell, Grandchildren; Evelyn (John) Davidson, Ernest (Shirl) Howell, Mark (Jaturiya) Howell, Valerie Brown, Kathy (Tom) Coseno, William Brown, Great Grandchildren, Kendra Davidson, Jessica & William Howell, plus numerous Great Great Grandchildren and Nieces and Nephews.  Graveside Services will be Tuesday, August 30, 2011 10:00 AM at Lone Oak Cemetery in Stayton.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton, OR.


Aumsville, Oregon Resident

Linda was born in Salem Memorial Hospital, Salem Oregon on June 29th, 1950.  She passed away on Saturday Aug. 20th at home on the farm that had been in her family for a century. She was 61. The daughter of F.A. and Theresa Mix, Linda grew up on the farm and on the Oregon Coast. She had worked in mobile home manufacturing and was a customer service representative for T-Mobile before retiring.

Linda was an avid gardener who enjoyed reading, particularly gardening books, English mysteries and historical novels. She loved caring for her farm animals.

After having lived in separate states for many years, Linda reconnected with her high school sweetheart, David Shepard, and they were married on December 10th, 1988.

Linda was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend, known by all for her kindness and genuine caring for everyone fortunate enough to be touched by her life.

She is survived by her husband, David, and their daughters, Crystal Le Gallo (Frank) of Portland and Heather Gill of Killeen, TX, sister Darlene Strozut of Salem, brother Raymond Mix of West Salem and four grandchildren.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton, OR.


Harry Shuman was born in Summers Point NJ  on 07-30-1943 and went to be with the Lord  08-11-2011.   He was retired, and his last job held was with the Lyons School district.  He loved the Outdoors, Hunting, and Fishing. He was also a master carver!!! He loved working with wood.
Dad was able to take a few trips with his Granddaughters Lisa and Jackie of Salem. They went on fishing trips, a hike to three pools, and to Shel-burn falls. He also received a special visit from his Good friend Jim Smittle of Alaska.   He attended his 68th birthday party on July 30, 2011 at his house where he was surrounded by friends and family. He went to be with the Lord at his home in Mehama were he lived for over 39 years. He had his son Lonny, Lonny’s fiance Valerie, daughters Lorea and Ledona, as well as David by his side. He showed all of us that were there just what a strong man he was!!! Something we will never forget.Song for Dad: Go rest high on the mountain son your work on earth is done. Go to heaven a shouting love for the father and the son. He was working up until the end, now he is resting, and visiting with his Granddaughter Samantha Lorea Smith, nephew “little” Bob Shuman, as well as his parents John and Viola Shuman.Kids: Harry Jr., Rainy, Stacy, Lonny, Ledona, and Lorea
Brothers: Bob and  John
Sisters: Rainy and Jean
Grandchildren: Melissa, Jess, Andrew, Vaughn, Mike, Ashley, JP, Jessie, Logan, Stacy, Billy, Brandon, Keri, Stormy, Lisa, Jackie, Caleb, Calantha, Holland, and  Nevaeh.
Great Grand Children: 10Celebration of life will be Sunday August 21st at 11:00 am. (See facebook for details).

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton, OR.


Born August 29, 1969 in Camp Zama Army Hospital, Japan to Barbara and Gary Bates, Scott Kenton Bates died at home in Aumsville on August 20, 2011 after courageously fighting a brain tumor for nearly two years.  Scott was surrounded by numerous family members as he was received by the Lord.

Scott is survived by his mother Barbara Bates, grandparents Clearance and Audrey Scott, sister Becky Bates, brother John Bates (Dana), and sister Jennifer Christian (Kris).  Scott had no children of his own but enjoyed spoiling his nephews and niece, Devon, Jackson, and Garrison Christian, and Ryan and Alexandra Bates.  Scott is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins who will miss him dearly. Scott is preceded in death by his father Gary Bates and grandparents N.K. and Charlotte Bates, all of Aumsville.

Scott graduated from Cascade High School in 1988 and attended Chemeketa Community College and Southern Oregon State College.  He loved the Ashland area and lived there for several years, enjoying its climate and culture, as well as camaraderie with kindred spirits he met in Southern Oregon.  As a testament to his passion for literature, Scott served others through employment in book sales, most recently for Borders Books of Salem, but also for independent book stores in Ashland.  Scott could recommend a good read to suit anyone’s tastes and was known for giving literature as thoughtful and personal gifts.

A memorial service for Scott will be held at Calvary Lutheran Church in Stayton at 2:00 on Saturday, September 3rd.  Contributions in Scott’s name can be made to the Cascade School District to purchase children’s literature for the collections at the schools’ libraries.


Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton, OR.


DUANE CHAMP – Stayton, OR.

August 21, 1939 – August 22, 2011

Stayton, Oregon

Born in Stayton, Oregon, Duane passed away at 72 years old in Stayton, Oregon. He is survived by his wife Beverly; two daughters Traci Champ of Oregon City, and Roxanne (Brian) Dressler of Battleground, Washington; son Roger Champ of Portland, Oregon; brother Marvin Champ of Stayton, Oregon;  Grandfather of fourteen grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Raised in Oregon City, he worked for Blount Cutting Systems located in Milwaukie, Oregon. He loved to fishing, hunting, and dahlia flowers. A memorial service will be held at Weddle Funeral Chapel in Stayton, Oregon, Friday, Aug. 26th at 11:00 AM. Graveside service to follow at Lone Oak Cemetery.


Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton, OR.




Mehama, Oregon

A memorial service with military honors for Arthur Breckel will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, August 20th at Stayton Christian Church, 189 Washington St. in Stayton.  A celebration of life will occur directly after the memorial.

Arthur was born Dec. 22, 1919 in Sheridan County (Anamoose), North Dakota to Otto Breckel and Paulina Schlag Breckel.  On Sept. 13, 1947 he married Joyce Amelia Knudtson.  His wife preceded him in death and survivors include a son, Rick Breckel of Mehama, OR and a daughter, Suzette Breckel of Renton, WA ; brothers, Elmer Breckel of Lebanon, Hilbert Breckel of Oakridge, Reuben Breckel of Yuma, AZ; sister, LaVina Breckel Hudson of Milton, FL; granddaughter, Christina Bridge of Sublimity; great grandchildren, James & Hope Bridge of Sublimity.  Arthur was a Army veteran of WWII, had worked for Great Northern Railroad in N.D. and upon moving to Oregon, in 1953, began a career with the US Army  Corps of Engineers.

Remembrances may be made in Arthur’s memory to the Oregon Wildlife Heritage Foundation, P.O. Box 30406, Portland, OR 97294-3406. These funds will be used to enhance waterfowl and upland game bird habitat at Summer Lake wildlife area.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton, OR.

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