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Ronald Henry Kubas – Albany, Oregon

Ronald Henry Kubas

December 14, 1946 – July 31, 2017

Albany, Oregon

Ronald “Ron” Kubas died peacefully at home on July 31, 2017 in Albany, Oregon at the age of 70. Ron was born on December 14, 1946 to Henry and Emma Kubas in Dickinson, North Dakota. He was one of three children. In elementary school the family moved to Meridian, Idaho where Ron eventually met and married the love of his life, Lynda L. Reidle, on January 14, 1966. The couple moved to Spokane, Washington after a year, then back to Idaho, and ended up in Oregon in 1984 where they ultimately settled in Albany, Oregon. Ron and Lynda welcomed four daughters into their home. Ron will forever be remembered as a fun-loving and hard-working father. He worked for Trust Joist and owned J&R Motorcycle Shop as well as Ron Kubas Independent Contractor. A real jack of all trades. Ron was a part of Owynee Motorcycle Club and the sanctioned Ref of the AMA Association. His involvement in the club allowed him to set up and work the event where Evel Knievel jumped Snake River. Ron loved anything motorcycle! He also sponsored a family softball team “Fubar”. He enjoyed bowling, the outdoors, crafting, woodworking, and building or tinkering with just about anything! He spent as much time as he could with friends and family. Ron has achieved the World’s Best Husband, Loving Father, and Grandfather award! Ron is preceded in death by his parents Henry John Kubas and Emma Rose Kubas; as well as many aunts and uncles. He is survived by his wife, Lynda Lee Kubas; daughters, Tamara Lynn (Larry) Craft, Tracy Ann Kubas-Floyd (Ryan), Tonya Rose Massingale (Jason), Tagen Lee (Mary) Johnson-Kubas; grandchildren, Cameron Henry Craft, Court Mitchell Craft, Jade Makenzie Floyd, Sage Mariaha Floyd, Dazja Renee Kubas, Daryian Roger Massingale, Jacob Alexander Kubas; and sisters Gean Klug, and Gerri Davis. Family will hold a private memorial service in Albany, Oregon. Ron’s interment will take place at Meridian Cemetery in Meridian, Idaho. Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

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Robert “Rob” S. Sperling – Albany, OR

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Robert Saechao Sperling 

November 2, 1977 – November 20, 2016

Albany, Oregon

Robert Saechao Sperling was born Chieu Song Saechao on November 2, 1977 in a remote village in Laos. His father was Yao Song and his mother Ceng Xin Saechao; he joined his brothers Kao Song Chao and Pha Song Saechao and sisters Muong and Koy Song. This “pre-Sperling” biography is shared by Robbie’s biological siblings.

The violence and chaos of the Post-Vietnam War era caused the family to escape Laos and seek the asylum of neighboring Thailand. It was in a Thai refugee camp that the children’s mother died at the age of 38; Chio was two years old. Seeking a safe home for his young family, Yao Song had applied to immigrate to the United States, and was sponsored in 1980 by a Christian Church in Canby, Oregon, where they lived the first few months of their adventure with the Garemire family.

One year after arriving in the States, their Father, Yao Song passed away; Robbie was barely four years old. Having experienced such terror and loss in his young life, his grief was consuming. He woke night after night, crying out for his Mom and Dad. The children were so grateful for the care and leadership of their older brother Kao Song Chao, who opened his heart and home to take care of his young siblings for nearly a year.

In October, 1982, the other four children were placed in foster care in the Sperling home in Sandy, Oregon. Muong stayed but a brief time before marrying, but she never moved out of the heart of the Sperling Family. “Due to the loss of our parents God’s love brought us into the Sperling family. Mom and Dad’s caring helped nurture Robby in his time of need. Mom and dad’s love and support helped him to overcome all his difficulties. We really thank God for Mom & Dad’s loving kindness in their willingness to open their heart and home for us. This love fused us with their biological children, Matthew, Tiffany and Adam; Mom and Dad love us all as their own. We, now, along with our spouses, are bound in this unity of love.”

Yao Song had four brothers and one sister but two brothers preceded Rob in death. Ceng Xin had three sisters and one brother, all of whom are gone now. This leaves two uncles, an aunt and an incredible number of Mienh cousins. The Sperlings have their own interesting and vast tribe … Robbie was truly surrounded by love. He had a total of 22 nieces and nephews, all deeply loved by him.

In October of 1984, amidst much celebration, the children were adopted into the Sperling family, Chieu changing his name to Robert, and Pha to Paul. While Rob was in grade school they purchased a business and moved to Scio. Later, living in Jefferson, Rob excelled at whatever he undertook at Jefferson High School. He proudly responded to the name “Budda Bob” as a heavy-weight wrestler and varsity football lineman, lettering all four years in both sports. He also played baseball and participated in track. While investing the amount of time and energy needed for a high level of achievement in sports, Rob maintained a nearly perfect GPA AND worked part-time. His efforts earned him the privilege of being named Salutatorian of the Jefferson High School graduating class of 1996.

Rob had little stamina for running or prolonged exertion. The family assumed that it was Rob’s hard physical work, his chemistry and his knock-knees that impaired his ability to run and caused him to sleep long and hard when he wasn’t busy at his daily routine. One such tell-tale story occurred in a football game when Rob, playing defense, recovered a fumble and bounded toward his home goal from the opponents 15-yard line. With the crowd screaming “RUN ROB, RUN!!!” he began an arduous trek of nearly 80 yards … when he suddenly just dropped, with no one near him, on the 5-yard line of his own goal. He just couldn’t go on. Later, he admitted that he thought he was on the 15 and just had nothing left to give, but had he known how close he was he surely could have taken two more steps. No one knew at the time that these were the early signs of his heart failure.

At the age of 20 Rob became very ill and was eventually diagnosed with Idiopathic Cardiomyopathy. As was his way, Rob lived and worked as hard as his heart would allow and at the age of 29, when in end-stage heart failure, he was given the gift of a new heart. Almost from the outset Rob’s body rejected his new heart and the OHSU Transplant team worked with him tirelessly over the years. Between painful attacks of gout and herniated discs Rob suffered much over the next the years. But he always worked and always found a way to disarmingly infiltrate the lives of those he loved and who loved him in return.

Rob loved his family and friends and was tenaciously devoted to them. All joke that they each knew they were his favorite ~ and each one was! He had a way of listening and hearing – AND ACTING UPON what he heard. From a special cup of coffee to sewing scissors to movie posters, family and friends were constantly surprised and blessed by gestures or gifts from Rob.

Robbie’s laugh. If you knew him, you heard it. It was like spontaneous light and music all in one, and always caused the heart of the hearer to laugh with him. And, if you knew him, you were well aware of his ornery and contagious sense of humor, and were probably often the butt of it. He mimicked well the way his Dad chewed his tongue while concentrating and could hear his Mom’s … noises … from the other side of the house and would always laugh out loud.

Another readily identifiable … and endearing? J … trait of Rob’s was his STUBBORNESS! Which of us wasn’t (depending on perspective) blessed, cursed, plagued, infuriated, challenged or encouraged by his STUBBORNESS! He had an acute (and opinionated!) sense of justice, and when offended could be a tenacious defender … making football seem like child’s play. His idea of right and wrong was something on which he planted a very bold flag indeed!

Rob loved gaming and interacted online with his friends, brothers and brothers-in-law. Always fastidious in the way he took care of things, he leaves behind a well-maintained and extensive baseball card collection and, some vintage Transformers, and sadly, rarely-used paint ball equipment.

Rob especially enjoyed his job, and appreciated his co-workers, at Regal Cinemas. It also gave him an inside scoop on a wide range of movies ~ allowing him to indulge his passion to give special attention to special people. But – while he loved his nieces with a passion – we suspect that they were also a great excuse for him to enjoy animated movies without seeming like a wuss; his precious laughter resonated through numerous scenes! He had a special knack for knowing which movie different relatives or friends would enjoy, and the guys filled the need for machismo by watching all the action movies that the wives abhorred!

Years ago, Rob gave a teddy bear to his Mom while she was in the hospital after surgery for cancer, then she gave one to him on one of his many hospital stays. Later, Sherri’s bear usually ended up on Rob’s hospital bed, keeping watch over him. Even with his last breath, he was asking about the bears. One of Rob’s final requests is that the bears always stay together; the family is committed to honoring that request and taking pictures of them all over the world in memory of Rob.

Robbie loved his family and friends, and they love him. He will be so terribly missed … for a while. And then, because he had a true relationship with Jesus Christ as his Savior, they will enjoy his laughter ringing through the heavens for the rest of forever!

Robert was preceded in death by his birth parents. He is survived by his parents Neal and Sherri Sperling; siblings Kao (Muong) Chao, Muong (Ton) Lor, Koy (John) Tran, Paul (Tamie) Sperling, Matthew (Stephannie) Sperling, Tiffany (Kevin) Ely, and Adam (Jenny) Sperling; 22 nieces and nephews; 4 great- nieces and nephews; and numerous close friends.

Rob lost the battle against the rejection of his physical heart, but was the victor. On Sunday morning, November 20, 2016, he went home to live forever with Jesus. He leaves a legacy of love, fun, laughter, joy, and focused integrity. He will be dearly missed, but only for this life. Because of his faith in Jesus Christ, his family looks forward to hearing his laughter in heaven!

A Celebration of his life will be held on Friday, November 25, 2016 at 11am at the Jefferson Baptist Church followed by a potluck and time of fellowship.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

William (Bill) Lewis Rose- Albany, OR

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William (Bill) Lewis Rose

September 19, 1922 – November 19, 2016

Albany, Oregon

William (Bill) Lewis Rose was born September 19, 1922 in Independence, Oregon to Ira Lewis and Ruth Elizabeth (Dull) Rose. Bill was preceded in death by his wife Nelda Mae (Parks), brothers Ralph and Richard, and sisters Dorothy and Ruth. After his mother’s death when Richard was a baby the three youngest children were put up for adoption. All five children were re-united 30 years later. Bill eventually spent some time at the Children’s Farm Home Orphanage. Bill was on his own from the age of 13. He served in the Navy as a medic with the Seabees in the Pacific Theatre. He was a multi-dimensional person. He worked at many jobs including logging, working on the railroad, ran several successful businesses, and taught vocational classes in the major household appliance industry. In addition he was a mechanic, carpenter, electrician, and plumber. He was well loved by children and was a great story teller. He is survived by his son Terry Lewis and Judith Rose, five grandchildren , and four great-grandchildren. The family will be holding a Celebration of Life at 1:00pm on Sunday December 11, 2016 at the VFW Hall, 1469 Timber St. SE Albany, Oregon.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

Gladys S. May – Beaverton, OR

Gladys S. May

Nov. 29, 1919 – Oct. 25, 2016

Gladys May was born on November 29, 1919 to Jack and Sophia Magel in Winnepeg, Canada.  She passed away on October 25, 2016 at the age of 96.  As a child, Gladys came to the United States with her parents.  She had worked as a meat wrapper for Safeway, albertsons and Big C Markets in Portland before retiring in 1980.  She has lived in Broadmead, Amity, Salem, Portland, Eugene, Medford, Belknap Hot Springs, Newberg and (Charbonneau) Wilsonville before moving to Beaverton in 2010.  She enjoyed traveling and gardening.  She is survived by her sons, Michael and Randy Sikorski; daughter, Stephanie Brown; brother, Jack Magel; sisters, Rhoda Hollway, Lou Temple and Sylvia Phillips; 7 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held Sat. Oct. 29th at 11:00 am at Lincoln Memorial Chapel 11801 SE Mt. Scott Blvd. Portland.

Interment will follow at Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery.

 

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Timothy A. Colbert – Lebanon, OR

Timothy “Tim” Allen Colbert

July 25, 1951 – August 14, 2016

Lebanon, Oregon

Private family gathering to be held at a later date.

No obituary submitted.

 Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

Kenneth L. Bendickson – Albany, OR

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October 31, 1944 – May 27, 2016

Albany, Oregon

Kenneth Leroy Bendickson, 71, of Albany, Oregon, passed away of cancer on May 27, 2016, surrounded by his three daughters and brother Gary Bendickson at Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis, Oregon. Ken was born and raised in Crookston, Minnesota. Ken married Shirley Ann Grove in 1965 and in 1970 they settled in Albany, Oregon. Ken loved the mountains, enjoyed photography, and always rode a motorcycle. After a long term marriage to Shirley, Ken remarried to Linda Joers. His children summarize his legacy as the important lessons he taught them; Love deeply, kiss and make up, share the candy bar, and practice the faithful act of tithing and relying on the Lord.

Ken is predeceased by father Charles Bendickson; mother Edith Olson; wife Linda Joers; brothers Clarence Bendickson, Roy Bendickson, Carrol Bendickson, Lloyd Bendickson, and Earl Bendickson.

Ken is survived by brother Gary Bendickson; sister Barbara Thomas; brother Donny Benson; daughter Kim Rickman and husband Tim; daughter Kristy Forsberg and husband Todd Welstad; daughter Heather Bendickson; step-daughter Cindy Montague and husband Matt; step-son Stephen Joers and wife Kara; and 9 grandchildren Steven Montague, Spencer Mills, Britney Joers, Tiffaney Montague, Sebastain Joers, Claire Forsberg, Dahlia Rickman, Ben Forsberg, Caleb Rickman and 1 great grandchild Marissa Nicloe.

Ken’s Celebration of Life was held on May 31, 2016 at Crabtree Christian Church located at 37650 Crabtree Drive, Crabtree, Oregon 97335. Memorials and condolences can be sent to the family at this address.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

Thomas Metz – Stayton, OR

Thomas Arthur Metz

November 15, 1944 – May 27, 2016

Stayton, Oregon

Tom was a happy man who lived a happy life. He and his beautiful wife Joan spent 35 wonderful years growing their love for one another and for God. Tom had many passions in his life. He was a state wrestling and football champion at the high school level as well as at the college level. Tom attended Southern Oregon University, but wasn’t afraid to let you know he was a Duck fan. Tom also had a deep passion for Ham Radio and would spend hours out in his Ham shack just meeting people from around the world and talking to them over the radio.  He would come running into the kitchen with a big smile on his face because he couldn’t wait to tell us who he just spoke to and what country they were from. Tom truly love his friends, but most of all, he loved his family. Being the devoted father and grandfather he was, when Tom and Joan had finished raising their own children, God gave them the blessing of adopting their grandson, now son, Cole Smith. They raised him and their granddaughter, Paige Smith and enjoyed every minute of it because as Tom said, “you kept us from getting old”. Family was so important to Tom. Nothing would make him happier than visits from his brother, his kids, grandkids, and even great grandkids. One of his favorite moments was talking with his brother, Ted Metz. They would talk of fond memories they shared about family, friends, and everything else that came to mind. Those two could talk for hours and never run out of things to say. Not only did Tom love when family would visit, he had an adventurous side of his own. He loved to road trip with his wife Joan and their dogs, Jessie and Tucker. Although it was never said, Jessie was his favorite. On their last adventure, they drove from Oregon to Colorado, visiting their son, Tim Smith, and daughter-in-law, Robyn Smith, and granddaughter, Tawny Gates. After visiting, they continued their journey to Kansas to visit Joan’s side of the family and proceeded to head back home.  Tom would practically fill up the memory card on his phone and camera with pictures of every new view they saw, every beautiful sunset, and every cool sign they passed. He lived his life with a smile and truly loved every moment.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at the Foothills Church in Stayton.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

Perpetua “Pepper” M. Shepherd – Salem, OR

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July 24, 1924 – May 16, 2016

Salem, Oregon

Perpetua “Pepper” M. Shepherd, 91, passed away peacefully with family at her side. She was born in Silverton, Oregon to Joseph and Catherine Maurer. Pepper married Robert Shepherd on Dec. 6, 1943, and together they raised three children. They were blessed with 63 years together until Robert passed in 2008. Pepper enjoyed quilting, creating floral arrangements, and being a cub-scout leader and teacher’s aide. She was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church in Jefferson until relocating to Salem.

Pepper is survived by her children Robert (Chris) Shepherd Jr., Penny (Wendell) Smith, and Katherine Martell; grandchildren Jeremy Shepherd, Ari Shepherd, Jennifer (Ben) Van Meter, Jesse Shepherd, Amy (Tim) Cowlthorp, and Jayson Martell; and great-granddaughters Jaelyn, Taryn, Ravyn and Emily VanMeter.

Preceding Pepper in death were her parents; brothers Joseph Maurer Jr, Alexander Maurer, and Raymond Maurer; and sisters Amelia Gerlitz and Mildred Hunt.

A rosary will be held on Thurs, May 19, 2016 at 9:30am, followed by a mass at 10:00am, both at St. Josephs Catholic Church in Salem, Oregon. A graveside service at Jefferson City Cemetery will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations in Pepper’s name may be made to Willamette Valley Hospice.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

Joyce D. Linn – Sublimity, OR

Joyce Diane Linn

October 3, 1944 – April 12, 2016

Sublimity, Oregon

Viewing and Memorial Service was held on Saturday, April 16th, 2016 at Weddle Funeral Chapel.

No obituary submitted.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

Thelma R. Lee – Salem, OR

Thelma Rue Lee

September 1, 1920 – March 25, 2016

Salem, Oregon

 

Private family services to be held at a later date.

No obituary submitted.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

DOUGLAS “DOUG” DRUSHELLA – Lebanon, Oregon

Douglas “Doug” Drushella

Lebanon, Oregon

January 14, 1941 – February 11, 2016


Doug was born in Dakota City, Iowa on January 14, 1941. His family relocated to Oregon when Doug was very small. After graduation, Doug enlisted in the military serving as a medical corpsman in the U.S. Army. After his discharge he went  to work at Simpson Timber Plywood Mill in Albany. He worked there for 27 years until the plant closed in 1989. Doug then became an Independent Contractor until his retirement in 2011. Doug enjoyed fishing and hunting.

Doug is survived by his wife, Karen of Lebanon; daughter Robin of Albany; step-son Tony Bender of New York; step-son Tim Engel of Albany; step-daughter Tracy Stearns-Church of Tacoma, WA; and step-daughter Marcy Engel Christensen of Albany. Doug is also survived by brother, David Drushella of Albuquerque, NM; sister Paulette Lockard of South Bend, WA; brother Clinton LeeRay Drushella of Dinosaur, CO, and sister Patricia Sayer of Port Angeles, WA. Doug is also survived by ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  Two siblings preceded Doug in death.

No public service will be held. There will be a private family service only.

Contributions may be made in Doug’s name to Evergreen Hospice in Albany or the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

LOIS J. ANDERSEN – Sweet Home, OR

Lois Jean Andersen

January 19, 1922 – January 21, 2016

Sweet Home, Oregon

 

 Lois J. Andersen ,94, of Sweet Home, Oregon, passed away while sleeping. Lois was born in Saskatchewan, Canada. She lived in Washington, California and settled in Oregon. Lois lived in Lacomb and Detroit and then moved to Advermere Rehab in Sweet Home, Oregon. She was a waitress up until she was 72 at Marion Forks, Oregon, east of Detroit. Lois was preceded in death by her husband Howard Andersen and daughter Robina Rodriques of Colton, California. Lois is survived by her children: Curtis England of Albany, OR; Robin Munson of Lebanon, OR; Haven England of Taylorsville, UT; Jack England of Martinez, CA; Rea England of Longview, WA; Leslie Payne of Albany, OR; Jim Corban of Albany, OR; numerous grand children and great grand children; and also nieces and nephews.  

A private gathering and interment will be held at Williamette National Cemetery at a later date.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

David Lee Norris – Jefferson, OR

David Lee Norris

April 14, 1948 – January 18, 2016

Jefferson, Oregon

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

No obituary submitted.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

JOHN W. WEYERS – Corvallis, OR

John William Weyers

September 16, 1924 – January 17, 2016

Corvallis, Oregon

John William Weyers, 91, passed away quietly at Regency Park of Corvallis, Oregon on Sunday, January 17, 2016.

Born September 16, 1924 in Page, North Dakota, he lived in Michigan, New York, and California before retiring from NASA Ames Research Center, Mountain View, California, then moving to Corvallis, Oregon.

John was a US Navy veteran serving in WWII on the USS Bremerton heavy cruiser, and as an Ensign aboard the refloated USS Pennsylvania battleship. Selected for OCS as he attended the University of Michigan and graduated in 1947 with a degree in civil, mechanical, and industrial engineering. John lettered on the UofM football team as well as shotput and long jump. He furthered his education at Syracuse University, earning a Masters in Business Administration. 

While he attended UofM he fell in love with Frances Jean Gates, a physical education major, and they were married on August 25, 1946, happily married for 69 years. He is also survived by Mary Anthony, sister, Alvira Weyers, sister-in-law, sons; David, Stephen, J. Michael, and Richard Weyers, daughter; Heidi Gottfried, 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

An informal family memorial was held on January 17, 2016 at the home of Heidi and Jeff Gottfried, with all five surviving children in attendance.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 2650 NW Highland Dr.  in Corvallis, Oregon.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

LESTER D. WALLACE – Show Low, AZ

Lester David Wallace

February 20, 1930 – January 17, 2016

Show Low, Arizona

 

Viewing was on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at Weddle Funeral Chapel. Funeral Service was held on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at Weddle Funeral Chapel.

Interment at Lone Oak Cemetery in Stayton.

No obituary submitted.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

Geneva M. Handsaker – Aumsville, OR

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December 20, 1921 – December 8, 2015

Aumsville, Oregon

 

Graveside Service to be held on Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 1:00 PM at Lone Oak Cemetery. Full obituary to follow.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

Theresa D. Klopfenstein – Scio, OR.

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September 11, 1957 – October 2, 2015

Scio, Oregon

Theresa Klopfenstein, of Scio, Oregon, passed away on Oct. 2, 2015 in Salem, Oregon, at the age of 58. She was born Theresa Diane DeHart Sept. 11, 1957, in Puyallup, Washington, to Buster and LaFern DeHart.

Theresa graduated from Silverton High School and attended OSU and a veterinary trade school in Seattle. Some of her first jobs were as a waitress at Two Grandmas in Silverton and a salesperson at Sears. She began working for the State of Oregon in 1987. She has worked in the Department of Motor Vehicles, Fairview Training Center, Oregon State Police, Oregon Military Department and Joint Force Headquarters Family Programs. She was well known for her positive, upbeat attitude and her ability to make her coworkers laugh. Her professionalism and expertise garnered her a Meritorious Service Medal and an Exceptional Service Medal for her support of the 2003 wildfire season. Theresa was most proud of her “Certified Payroll Professional” certification that she earned in 2008. Theresa was proud of the fact that her father-in-law Howard Klopfenstien had retired from the military department in 1987 and that she could carry on the family name there.

Her greatest joy was to spend quality time with her family. She also was very fond of her horses, and being a part of horse drill teams and taking road trips. Theresa was part of the Cascade Sweethearts, Rodeo Bandits, American Thunder and was an active member of the 40 Something Cowgirls, Oregon Equestrian Trails, and the Back Country Horseman. Theresa was the northwest distributor of Pounds, a horse supplement and was very active in all of the local horse events. In addition to the horses she loved to ride the motorcycle with Duane and the Albany Oregon motorcycle group.

Theresa was preceded in death by her father Buster, survivors include her husband, Duane, whom she married Aug. 26, 1978 in Salem; mother, LaFern DeHart; daughter, Rene’ Breedlove; brothers and sisters, Tommy and David DeHart, Melanie Land and Ellen Archer; grandchildren, Courtney and Grant.

Funeral service for Theresa will be held at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 3295 Ladd Ave NE in Salem on October 17, 2015, at 2:00. Internment and reception following service.

Memorial contributions can be made to the JFHQ Family Programs or the National Guard scholarship program.

 

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

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