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Aumsville Oregon Funeral Home, Cremation, Burial & Funeral Planning

Renate Hill – Aumsville, OR

Renate Barbara Hill

August 1, 1948 – December 14, 2017

Aumsville, Oregon

Renate was born in Hardheim, Germany to Wilhelm and Maria Leiblein. She married Richard Hill and together they raised three children. Renate worked as a retail clerk for 30 years. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband. Renate is survived by her sons Mark and Matt, daughter Stephanie, six grandchildren, and her sisters Brigitte and Ursula.

A memorial mass will be held on Wednesday, December 20 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Shaw.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

Wayne W. Gilbert Sr. – Aumsville, OR

Wayne William Gilbert Sr.

October 28, 1928 – September 9, 2017

Aumsville, Oregon

Wayne was born in Carstairs, Alberta, Canada to William and Nellie May Gilbert. The family moved to Aumsville in 1941. Wayne graduated from Aumsville High School in 1946 and attended 1 year at Oregon College of Education (WOU). He married Patricia Tallmon on June 18, 1948, and together they raised two children. Wayne worked at the local cannery during WWII and as a substitute rural mail carrier from 1952 to 1954, but spent most of his life farming. After he retired from farming in 1993, he devoted his time to the Lone Oak Cemetery until 2016. Wayne was involved with the Grange, Masons, Eastern Star, Oddfellows, Rebekahs, and Shriners. He was also a member of the United Methodist Church in Stayton as well as the local cannery, now Norpac. He enjoyed farming, reading, yardwork, sports, and most of all his family.

Wayne was preceded in death by his parents; his beloved wife Patricia; his son Wayne William Gilbert Jr; son-in-law David Paul Walczyk; and siblings Claude William Gilbert, Marion May Steele, and Irene Mattie Gilbert. He is survived by his daughter Sandra Elaine Walczyk; grandchildren Jason Donavan Gilbert, Jessica (Kevin Parker)Deanne Gilbert, Andrea (Ken) Elaine Naumann, and Alexander (Kate) Wayne Walczyk; and great-grandchildren Lola and William Naumann, and Cheyenne Allmond.

Graveside service on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Lone Oak Cemetery in Stayton. 

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

James Frederick Hayward – Aumsville, Oregon

James Frederick Hayward

May 3, 1927 – August 4, 2017

Aumsville, Oregon

No services to be held per family’s request.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.



Sharon A. Frichtl

September 2, 1937 – July 6, 2017

Sharon was born in the historic Brown House, formerly Stayton Hospital, to Hubert and Mary Meyerhofer. She participated in drama during high school, graduating from St. Boniface in 1955. Sharon married Jim Frichtl on October 12, 1957, and together they raised their son Aaron. She started her career working for the State of Oregon before moving on to Bishop’s Clothing Store in Salem. Sharon later worked as a teller for First National Bank and then for Home Federal Savings, both in Stayton. She moved on from there to work at The Stayton Mail as well as Our Town, which she was part owner/founder of. She truly cared about her clients in advertising, and it showed. Sharon enjoyed shopping and gardening and was a fun-loving person. She will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by so many.

Sharon was preceded in death by her parents and brothers Ted and Andrew. She is survived by her husband of almost 60 years, Jim, her son Aaron, her grandson Zalen, and her brother David. A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, Jul 23, 2017, at 4:00 p.m. at the Stayton Seventh-day Adventist Church on Fern Ridge Road. Arrangements entrusted to Weddle funeral Services. Online Condolences at

Stanley “Stan” Kilbourn – Aumsville, OR

Stan, 96, died in a foster home in Salem, Oregon on June 28, 2017. He was born in Berthold, North Dakota on a dairy farm to Fay and Lillie Kilbourn, first moving to California to pick oranges and crops, they then headed to Oregon with a trailer full of household items to settle near Aumsville in 1952. Stan worked for Shoemaker Farms, tending to all duties around the farm. Stan was later hired by a local farmer to take the position of Shop Foreman for BJ Ford Tractor Co. which he held until the company was sold in 1988. In 1967, Stan decided to take square dancing lessons at the VFW Hall in Salem where he met Janice, later marrying her on June 21, 1969 in Elgin, Oregon. Together, they raised two children; Roger and Marvin. Stan thoroughly enjoyed music, and loved playing the fiddle. He joined the Oregon Old Time Fiddlers in the area, and played for several other groups as well. He especially loved playing his fiddle for worship services.

Stan is survived by his loving wife, Janice of Aumsville, children; Roger (Gail) Kilbourn of LaGrande and Marvin (Lynette) Kilbourn of Easton, MD and grandchildren; Joshua, Jacob, Matthew, Rachael, Katherine, and John. Stan was preceded in death by his parents, sister June (Joiner) Forrester, and many cousins.

Private interment will take place in Belcrest Memorial Cemetery in Salem. A memorial service will be held on Friday, July 7, 2017 at 1PM at Stayton Christian Church (189 Washington St.) In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Stan’s name to the Stayton Christian Church.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

Wanda “Marie” Moon – Aumsville Or.

Wanda “Marie” Moon

August 23, 1947 – May 14, 2017

Aumsville, Oregon

Marie was born in Forrest Grove, Oregon, to Jay Dee and Wanda Vernita Cook. She graduated Cascade High School in 1965. Marie worked for over thirty years as a computer operator for the State of Oregon in the Department of Revenue. She was also a dedicated member of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Her true life’s work was as a mother to her two children Shawn and Angela. She also cared for her five grandchildren. Marie loved her family and will be remembered as a gentle, caring, and dedicated mother and grandmother.

Marie is survived by her children, Shawn (Julie) Moon and Angela Moon; grandchildren, Alexandrea, Katrina, Naomi, Andrea, and Sarah; Siblings, Tom (Patty) Cook and Charollet Bales; as well as various nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, Jay Dee and Wanda Vernita Cook as well as her siblings James Cook and Sandra Rusher.

Marie’s funeral service is scheduled for Saturday May 20th, 2017, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Stayton, Oregon, at 11 a.m. A graveside service will follow at Lone Oak Cemetery in Stayton.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.


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Elbert L. Swearingen – Aumsville, OR

Elbert L. Swearingen 

May 13, 1929 – April 5, 2017

Aumsville, Oregon

A memorial service is scheduled to be held on Friday, April 21st, 2017 at 11am at the People’s Church (4500 Lancaster Dr NE, Salem, OR 97315).

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

Dorothy Hicks – Aumsville, OR

Dorothy Lois (Reinhart) Hicks

April 17, 1933 – March 13, 2017

Aumsville, Oregon

Hicks, Dorothy

Dorothy died peacefully at home on March 13, 2017 surrounded by family. Dorothy was born on April 17, 1933 in the Silverton Hills of Oregon to John Alden Reinhart and Cedelia Grace Alexander, with 4 surviving siblings. She was married to Ernest Danial Hicks on October 22, 1949, who preceded her in death on June 19, 1993. Dorothy was the mother of 2 daughters and 6 sons, the grandmother of 31, great-grandmother of 39, and the great-great-grandmother of 6. She was known as mother and grandmother by countless other lives she touched over the years. After the passing of her husband, Dorothy went on to receive her High School Equivalency in 1996, an accomplishment we were all extremely proud of, especially her. She did so much with so little for so long and so many. She could do anything with so little for everybody.

A visitation is scheduled for Friday, March 24, 2017 from 10 am – 4 pm at Weddle Funeral Chapel. A funeral service will take place at Weddle’s Chapel on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 1 pm followed by a graveside service at Lone Oak Cemetery. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Dorothy’s life. Weddle Funeral Chapel is located at 1777 N 3rd Ave., Stayton, Oregon 97383

Flowers and condolences may be sent to 12086 Neal St. SE Aumsville, OR  97325.



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Beatrice M. DeVos – Aumsville, OR

DeVosBeatrice Marcela DeVos

January 17, 1932 – February 6, 2017

Aumsville, Oregon

Beatrice Marcella De Vos, born January 17, 1932, departed this world to join her Heavenly Father on February 6, 2017.  Bea was the beloved wife of 66 years of her husband, Alphons Joseph De Vos.  She was the devoted mother to Gerianne Parenti, Judith Burditt, Alphons and Josh DeVos,  grandmother to Nia Fisher, Molly, and Benjamin DeVos, and great grandmother to Aspen and Ander Fisher.  She was preceded in death by daughters Cathleen and Serena DeVos, and grandson Christopher Burditt.

Bea was born in El Carmen, New Mexico to her farmer father, and school marm mother.  She was one of 8 children, and surviving her are siblings Henry Martinez and  Lucy Gutierrez of New Mexico, Lilian Meyers and Alice Duran of California.She was preceded in death by her brother Eloy and sisters Josephine and Elenor.   She frequently told stories of the love in her home as a child, the adventures she and her siblings had, and the games they played, despite growing up in the Great Depression. While a child, her family moved to Salinas California where she resided until 1976 when she relocated to her home in Aumsville, Oregon when her husband was transferred to manage an insurance agency in Oregon and Idaho.

She met the love of her life, Al, at 16, and they married at 18.  He promised her he would show her the world, and he did!  Some of Bea’s favorite memories were their travels together on cruises, trips to Europ , meetings with three Popes, and road trips through Canada, all over the United States and Mexico in their motor home and winters they spent with friends in Paamul, Mexico for the last several years.  Everywhere she traveled she made friends, touched people’s lives, and gathered rocks for her garden!  They had 66 joyous years together. Together they formed an unstoppable team.  With an unwavering faith, a willingness to fight and a love for their family, together they overcame the countless challenges and obstacles life presented by always meeting them head on.

Bea was a graduate of Salinas High School in California.  She also took many courses through Hartnell College and the University of California.  She obtained her insurance license and ran her own insurance agency in Salinas for many years.  Later she ran the office for her husband Al  DeVos’  Knights of Columbus Insurance Agency until she retired in 1995.

Bea and Al were very active members of Saint Mary’s parish in Shaw.  She taught First Communion classes, decorated the altar, organized St. Patrick’s Day Dinners, Spaghetti Feeds, chicken BBQ’s and helpedAl organize and form the local Knights of Columbus  Council.  She also helped with major fundraisers such as the Sublimity Harvest Festival and Mt. Angel Oktoberfest booth.  She could always be seen in the window at midnight, calling out to those leaving the Beer Garden to come and get their Rueben sandwich!  She had repeat customers that came back asking for her year after year.

Bea loved people, and people loved her!  Some of the things she was passionate about were counseling young girls at Michael the Arch Angel, helping the Father Taaffe Foundation, and teaching English to the Mexican children in Paamul, Mexico.  She loved to help guide people and give them advice.  She always stood up for the underdog, and made everyone around her feel more beautiful, powerful, loved, and important.  Her smile was absolutely contagious, and lit up whatever room she entered.  She had a unique sense of style, and made a fashion statement from head to toe whenever she left the house.  Her other hobbies included her beautiful yard and garden, where you could find her from sunup to sundown all Spring, Summer, and Fall.

When Bea’s family was looking through boxes of photos, her granddaughter found a note written in her handwriting.  It said, “My only wish is to be considered a good person, a good mother, and to only be judged by God.”  She was, and words cannot express how much she will be missed by so many.

In Lieu of flowers the family is accepting offerings to Michael the Archangel, Salem Pregnancy Resource Center, 1725 Capitol Street, N, Salem, OR 97303 in order to assist unwed mothers.


Rosary to be held on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 11am at St. Mary Catholic Church in Shaw. Mass to follow at 11:30am.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

Maria A. Sandoval de Lizaola – Aumsville, OR

Maria Ascension Sandoval de Lizaola

May 26, 1938 – January 1, 2017

Aumsville, Oregon

Viewing to be held on Thursday, January 5, 2017 from 10am-5pm at Weddle Funeral Chapel. Funeral Mass to take place on Friday, January 6, 2017 at 1pm at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Rite of Christian Burial to follow at St. Mary Cemetery.

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.



Wesley “Wes” Davis – Aumsville, Or.

Wesley “Wes” Davis

January 19, 1925 – October 14, 2016

Aumsville, Oregon

Private family service will be held.

No obituary submitted.

Sherril A. Elliott – Aumsville, OR

elliott-sherrilSherril Ann Elliott

January 5, 1938 – September 26, 2016

Aumsville, Oregon

Sherril was born in Payette, Idaho to Curtis and Alida Walters. She graduated from Payette High School in 1955. Sherril attended the College of Nursing at Deaconess Hospital in Spokane Washington from 1955-1956, then transferred to Idaho State in Pocatello from 1957-1958.

She was Queen of the Payette Apple Blossom parade in 1954, Miss Payette County 1956, and Miss Idaho Pageant in 1956 and was crowned by Gov. Robert E. Smylie. Sherril loved to dance and was involved in high school dramatics. She lived in Idaho for 35 years and Aumsville, Oregon for 43 years. Sherril loved art work as well as dancing, and loved to play cards and games on the computer and playing slots at the casino.  She was a good coach’s wife for 58 years.

She was a very loving, caring and generous wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was strong willed and brave. She was the bionic woman. She was the pillar of our family. She was someone you could always talk to.

Sherril was preceded in death by her brother Garland “Bud” Walters. She is survived by her husband Karl; children Shawn Elliott, Tracy Elliott, and Tiffany Hunt; brother Steve Walters; grandchildren Tanya Allison and Joshua Eversole; and great-grandchildren Kendra Allison, Kylie Allison, and Issac Eversole.

Private family service will be held. Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

Betty L. Ortwine – Aumsville, OR

Betty Louise Ortwine

January 31, 1934 – September 2, 2016

Aumsville, Oregon

Viewing was held on Friday, September 9, 2016 at Weddle Funeral Chapel. Interment at Willamette National Cemetery on Monday, September 12, 2016.

No obituary submitted.

Arrangements by Weddle Funeral Home.

Paul F. Newton – Aumsville, OR

Newton, Paul

Paul F. Newton

November 7, 1961 – August 15, 2016

Aumsville, Oregon

Graveside Service to be held on Friday, August 19, 2016 at 2:00pm at Lone Oak II.

No obituary submitted.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

Frances “Fran” Doltar – Stayton, OR

Frances “Fran” Doltar

April 11, 1929 – July 26, 2016

Stayton, Oregon

Frances was born in Mandan, North Dakota to the late Stanley and Katherine Schimpf Dvorak. She was the oldest of three children. Her family moved to Oregon in 1942 and built their lives in Salem. She attended Sacred Heart Academy, graduating in 1947. Fran then moved to Montana where she was married and had three children: Daniel, Robert, and Deborah. She moved back to Oregon in 1959 where she graduated from Phagan’s beauty school in 1961 and became a hair dresser. She managed and owned several salons in the area throughout her career while raising her children. Fran enjoyed spending time with family, big band music, catching up in current events, flower gardening, and bird watching. Those that loved her most would say she was sharp witted and had a heart of gold. She was loved and will be missed by all. Frances was preceded in death by her son Daniel Doltar, and her brother Ray Dvorak. She is survived by her daughter Deborah (Jay) McElwain of Aumsville, OR, and her son Robert (Kathleen) Doltar of Beaverton, OR; brother Stanley Dvorak of Concord, NC; grandchildren Katy McElwain, Jayna Klinkebiel, Amy Nimetz, Jenny Doltar, and Jon Doltar; and great-grandchildren Carter and Ella Frances Klinkebiel. A viewing will take place Friday, July 29, from 1-5pm at Weddle Funeral Chapel. A Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, July 30, at 10:30am at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Stayton. Interment at Belcrest Memorial Park in Salem following the service.

  Memorial contributions can be made in her honor to the Humane Society in Salem.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

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