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Shaw 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.

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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.



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.

Ireland E. Flowers Sr. – Aumsville, OR

Ireland Elton Flowers Sr.

May 7, 1922 – April 1, 2016

Aumsville, Oregon

Graveside Service was held on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at Aumsville Cemetery.

No obituary submitted.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

Carol Rosecrans – Aumsville, OR

Carol May Rosecrans

September 21, 1945 – March 18, 2016

Aumsville, Oregon

Private family services will be held.

No obituary submitted.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

Mildred L. Woodward – Turner, OR

Mildred Louise Woodward

December 23, 1932 – March 4, 2016

Turner, Oregon

Celebration of Life was held at Church of God of Prophecy in Aumsville, Oregon on Saturday, April 2nd, 2016. Private interment in Jefferson Cemetery.

No obituary submitted.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

Donald Cox – Aumsville, OR

Donald Wesley Cox

May 6, 1948 – March 3, 2016

Aumsville, Oregon

Private family services to be held at a later date.

No obituary submitted.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

Elaine S. Pope – Aumsville, OR

ssj032106-1_20160311Elaine Sarah Pope

February 4, 1923 – February 26, 2016

Aumsville, Oregon

Aumsville, OR – Elaine Sarah Pope left her temporary life behind and began eternal life with her Savior on February 26, 2016 at the age of 93. The youngest of two daughters born to Louis Leo and Sarah Emma (Foster) Meyer, Elaine was born on February 4, 1923 in Cambridge, Nebraska. The family relocated to Oregon in April of 1937 and settled in Independence, where Elaine graduated from high school in 1940. In 1941, Elaine met Vernon Pope and they dated for about a year before marrying in Dallas on December 30, 1942. They were married for just over 72 years at the time of his passing in 2015 — an incredible legacy! Elaine was a dedicated wife and mother. In addition, she worked various clerical jobs, and then as a teacher’s aide at Aumsville and West Stayton Elementary schools. Elaine was a longtime member of Bethel Baptist Church in Aumsville. When she wasn’t busy volunteering at the church, Elaine enjoyed working on puzzles, baking, decorating cakes, bird-watching, gardening, and crafting. Elaine was loving, patient, generous, and a friend to all. These virtues, along with her mischievous sense of humor will be greatly missed. Elaine is survived by her son Dennis (Gloria) Pope of Roseburg; daughters Marilyn Pope of Aumsville and Shirley (Michael) White of Lebanon; 3 granddaughters and one great-granddaughter. She is preceded in death by her husband Vernon; her parents; and her sister, Maxine Pope. A celebration of Elaine’s life will be held at Bethel Baptist Church in Aumsville at 2:00 PM on Saturday, March 19, 2016. At Elaine’s request, she was interred at the Aumsville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Elaine’s memory to Bethel Baptist Church of Aumsville, or to the . Arrangements by Weddle Funeral Services.

Thomas L. White – Mill City, OR

Thomas Leroy White

November 4, 1943 – January 19, 2016

Mill City, Oregon

Private interment at Willamette National Cemetery. Memorial service to be held at a later date.

No obituary submitted.


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.

JUANITA E. BROWN – Aumsville, OR

Juanita E. Brown

August 22, 1920 – January 9, 2016

Aumsville, Oregon


Juanita Elsie Brown was born on August 22, 1920 to Don and Elizabeth Corbitt in Aberdeen, Washington. She was the eleventh of thirteen children. She graduated from Weatherwax High School in 1938. She worked as a welder in the Portland Shipyards during the war where she met her husband, Roy C. Brown Sr. They married on August 5, 1944 in Portland where they lived and raised their son Roy Jr. until they moved to Idanha where their daughter Gloria joined them. They returned to Portland until 1953 when Roy built their house in Lyons. They also lived in a mobile home until Roy’s death in 1986. Juanita worked for Stayton Canning for 27 years while she and Roy raised their two children. After her husband’s death, she moved to Aumsville to live near her daughter Gloria and son-in-law Rick. She lived there 29 years. Juanita enjoyed crocheting, knitting, and quilting, and the many cats, dogs, and birds she cared for. Juanita is survived by her son Roy Jr. and daughter Gloria (Rick) Weitman. Grandchildren; Kim Doan and Robert Brown, Shelly (John) Brosnan, Sean (Britta) Weitman and Brian (Janalee) Weitman. Twelve great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Stayton Fire Department.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 2:00 PM at Bethel Baptist Church in Aumsville.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

Charles V. Challender – Aumsville, OR

Charles Val Challender

February 14, 1951 – December 23, 2015

Aumsville, Oregon

Family services to be held at a later date.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

Geneva M. Handsaker – Aumsville, OR

Scan0002Geneva Mae Handsaker

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.

Duane M Downing – Walla Walla, WA

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Dec. 1, 1925 — May 4, 2015

Walla Walla, Washington

Duane Downing, 89, passed away peacefully on May 4, 2015, in Walla Walla. Duane was born Dec. 1, 1925, in Scio, Ore., to Orville and Mabel Downing. He grew up on a ranch in Lyons with his two younger sisters, Juanita and Modena. After serving in the Navy in the Pacific during World War II, Duane graduated in 1949 from Oregon State University with a degree in electrical engineering. Upon graduation, he went to work with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Portland, where he met and married the love of his life, Elaine Johnson. Their daughter, Paula, was born in 1951 and daughter, Donna, in 1956. Duane and his family moved to Walla Walla in 1965 after he was selected to be Chief of Operations for the Corps’ Walla Walla District.

Duane was always very proud of the Corps of Engineers and the work he did. As Operations Chief, Duane supervised operations of all Corps facilities on the Snake and Columbia rivers from Jackson, Wyo., to John Day, Ore. Responsibilities varied widely, ranging from overseeing dedications of John Day and Dworshak dams to ensuring dam operations met the Corps’ multi-purpose goals, including navigation, power generation and recreation. During Duane’s tenure as Operations Chief, the Walla Walla District’s hydroelectric generation capacity grew from 17 to 41 units capable of generating 4,413,000 kilowatts — one-fourth of the Corps’ nationwide generation capacity. Duane also organized the federal response to the failure of the Teton Dam in Idaho and to the 1963 Alaska earthquake. Prior to retirement in 1983, Duane was awarded the Meritorious Civilian Service Award by the Department of the Army.

Duane didn’t slow down much after retirement, occasionally saying “retirement just means there’s no quitting time.” He helped his parents with the family ranch, traveled with Elaine, enjoyed visiting family, grew huge tomatoes, went ballroom dancing and played a lot of poker. While Duane enjoyed Omaha and Texas Hold’Em and the fact he actually earned a net profit playing, he particularly appreciated all the friends he made at poker tournaments and casual games. After Elaine passed in 2007, Duane continued his activities, often visiting Paula in Arizona, and Donna and her husband David in Virginia. Duane loved telling stories, particularly about what “the kids” and other family members were doing and their latest accomplishments. He had a rare ability to make friends with almost anybody he met. Duane was much loved and will be missed.

Duane is survived by his daughter, Paula King of Mesa, AZ; daughter, Donna Downing and her husband David Reich of Arlington, VA; sister, Juanita Brown of Springfield, OR; and many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews scattered throughout the West.

Arrangements entrusted to Mountain View-Colonial DeWitt, 1551 The Dalles Military Road, Walla Walla.  A graveside service will be held on Saturday, August 15, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Fox Valley Cemetery in Lyons, Oregon.

Donations in Duane’s honor can be made to the Walla Walla Senior Center through Mountain View-Colonial DeWitt, 1551 The Dalles Military Road, Walla Walla, WA 99362. Family and friends may leave comments and condolences below or share memories and sign an online guestbook at

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton, Oregon

Allen Joseph Greiner – Turner, OR

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Allen Joseph Greiner
July 24, 1945 – May 18, 2015

Turner, Oregon

Allen was born in The Dalles, Oregon to Helen and Paul M. Greiner Sr. His family moved to Salem, Oregon in 1955. Allen attended St. Joseph Grade School and Junior High, and North Salem High School. He married Gloria Louise Greiner at St. Joseph Catholic Church on July 24, 1965 in Salem, Oregon, and together they raised two sons. Allen worked as a carpenter and retired as a plumber. He enjoyed working in his yard, working on cars, hunting, fishing, and tinkering. Allen also liked to socialize, and was a past member of the Salem Eagles and Keizer Elks.

Allen was preceded in death by his parents, Paul Sr. and Helen; brother Paul Jr.; and sister Mary. He is survived by his wife Gloria; sons Jeff (Lillian) and John (Dina); siblings George (Eva), Yvonne landers of Salem, Marjorie (Roland) Steiner of Florida, Anita Charpentier of Salem, and Ada (Kirk) Thiems of Salem; sister-in-law Carolyn, widow of Paul Jr.; 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

A memorial mass will be held on Friday, May 22, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, 9168 Silver Falls Hwy (Hwy 22, exit 7). Following the service, there will be a reception across the street from the church. In lieu of flowers, donate to Providence Benedictine Nursing Center Foundation, 540 S Main St, Mt. Angel, OR 97362-9906.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton, Oregon

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Weddle Funeral Services is honored to have won Best Funeral Services two years in a row and has served the Stayton area since 1917. Even though the business changed hands in 2008, the new owners are folks rooted in Stayton, and Weddle’s continues to be family owned and operated. The friendly staff are experienced and kind, helping maintain a warm, welcoming and comfortable environment. They do their best to honor all requests of any family traditions or practices. Because it is important to serve the entire family, they also provide toys and activities to keep children occupied. Weddle’s offers affordable services and exceptional value with compassion and care.


StupfelWilliam “Bill” Joseph Stupfel

September 7, 1931 – April 16, 2015

Stayton, Oregon

Our Dad, Bill Stupfel 83, died peacefully in his sleep.   He was born in Milwaukie Oregon at his home to Clarence and Elsie (Gass) Stupfel.  Dad grew up with 2 older sisters, a younger sister, younger brother, Grandmother and Aunt all living in the same house.  Bill was a member of St John the Baptist Catholic Church in Milwaukie.  He enjoyed baseball, basketball, golf, fishing and camping.   He attended high school at Central Catholic and later at Mount Angel Seminary.   In 1952 Dad was drafted by the Army and served as a truck driver and later an envoy driver for the General’s motorcade during the peace talks near the end of the Korean war.  Dad served three tours of duty in Korea before being honorably discharged in 1954.

In 1955 Dad married the love of his life, Jeanette (Bunker).  Together they had eight children.   Dad was a devoted husband and father.  In 1956 Dad was hired by Bonneville Power Administration and worked in the Kent, WA area transmission line maintenance crew.   The family moved to many Pacific Northwest towns including Portland, Kent, Pasco, Salem, Auburn, Keizer and finished his career as the Superintendant of the Lower Columbia Transmission line maintenance in the Portland Area while living in Canby, OR.    In 1989 Dad retired and helped to build their dream home in the Shaw, OR area where they grew fruit trees, flowers and massive vegetable gardens.  They lived there from 1991 until downsizing and moving to Stayton, OR in 2006.  Mom and Dad are members of St Mary’s Catholic Church – Shaw.  Dad was a life member of the Knights of Columbus holding most officer positions in several different councils.

Dad loved God, his family and friends.  We know he is in heaven with his grandson Connor, his Parents, and his sisters Lillian and Lorraine.

Dad is survived by his wife Jan(Married 59 years); sons Don (Wife Sandi), Joe, Tom, Mike (Wife Sabrina); Daughters Kay (Husband Darrin Gage), Leslie (Husband Joe Usselman), Trish (Life Partner Laura McInnis), Marianne (Husband Adrian Wallace); Sister Linda (Husband Dave Tozar) and Brother Leon (Wife Betty).  Dad had many Cousins, Nieces and Nephews, 11 Grandchildren, 1 Great Grandson and family friends.  He was a generous soul with a kind heart and a silly sense of humor.

We wish to thank the staff at Rosewood Court Memory Care and Tierra Rose Nursing Care for their excellent and loving care for Dad during his battle with dementia.

A Rosary (10:30am) followed by a Celebration of Life (11:00am) will be held at St Mary’s Catholic Church in Shaw, OR.  (Address – 9168 Silver Falls Hwy Aumsville, OR) In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Muscular Dystrophy Association or the St Mary’s Catholic Church-Shaw Building fund.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton Oregon


Greiner, PaulSeptember 13, 1941 – October 30, 2014
Turner, Oregon


 Paul was born in The Dalles, Oregon. He was the oldest son born to Paul and Helen Greiner. After serving in the Navy during the Vietnam Era, Paul worked as a carpenter and plumber before moving on to the maintenance department at the Salem Hospital in 1984. He retired from the Salem Hospital in 2003, and worked as a CAT operator at X-Rock until this last summer. Paul enjoyed camping, hunting, and fishing. He was preceded in death by his parents, son Anthony J. Greiner, and sister Mary Greiner. He will be greatly missed by his wife Carolyn; children Paul M. Greiner III, Peter M. (Linda) Greiner, and Tina A. (Ronnie) Juel; siblings George Greiner, Alan Greiner, Bonnie Landers, Mitzi Steiner, Anita Charpentier, and Ada Theims; grandchildren Miranda L. Marshton, Melissa A. Juel, and Robert A. Juel; great-grandchildren Anthony, Eric, Preston, and Hailee; and numerous nieces and nephews.


Memorial Mass will be held on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Mary Catholic Church in Shaw. Reception immediately following the service.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton, OR.


img111October 22, 1949 – October 10, 2014

Resided in Salem, Oregon

So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Isaiah 41:10


On October 10, 2014, Shirley Ann Allison, 64, of Salem, loving mother, grandmother, and sister, passed away after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Born October 22, 1949 to Leon and Gladys Cooper in Millerton, Oklahoma, her family eventually settled in the Scio area. After graduating from Scio High School, she then moved to the Salem area where she resided until her death. Her life centered around taking care of others as she was a Home Health Care provider for the last 30 years. The caring did not stop there. She was always more concerned about the comfort of her family. Even through her battle with cancer, she always put others first. One of her favorite past times was going to baseball games of her grandkids and chatting with her many friends on Facebook. She was also a big fan of bluegrass music. She is survived by her sons; Wade (Monica) Olson, and Jody (Nikol) Allison; daughter Shawna Porter; brothers, John (Sherry) Cooper, and Jim (Kathy) Cooper; sisters, Susie Hollingsworth, Linnie (Lee) Rich, and Darlene (Wally) Wuest; grandchildren, Ashley Porter, Jacqueline Olson, Austin Olson, Cody Allison, and Braden Allison; and great-grandchildren, Ryder Johnston and Blake Johnston. Funeral Service to be  held on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at Weddle Funeral Chapel at 1:30 PM, with interment following at Miller Cemetery in Scio.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton, OR.


unnamedAugust 17, 1951 – December 23, 2013
Sublimity, Oregon

Jane E. Brown of Sublimity, OR was called home to be with the Lord December 23, 2013. She was born August 17, 1951 to Del and Marion (Maizie) Shaw at Boise, ID. She grew up in Boise moving with her family to Portland, OR where she graduated from Sunset High School. She attended Oregon State University where she had her eye on pursuing a career in Radiology. A twist of fate detoured her interests with employment at Boise Cascade Timber and Wood Products division. Her father, Del, had been in the lumber sales business for many years and helped guide her decision to follow in his footsteps.  She loved the work and valued the many personal relationships she developed over the years.  In 1986, she met her husband to be, Roger Brown. After a short courtship they married and were together for 27 years until her passing. They have lived in Oregon for most of the time they were together and enjoyed many times at the beach or in and around the Mount Hood National Forest. Living together in Oregon has truly been an adventure.   Jane and Roger have one son, Andrew whom she loved very much. She was involved in all the things in his life and was an integral part of his successes.  He is now a student at Chemeketa Community College.  She was diagnosed in 1991 with Multiple Sclerosis. The courage and strength she had shown in dealing with this chronic disease is an example of how the spirit can prevail in times of adversity. She may have been frustrated with her condition but she never lost the will to continue and a positive attitude we can all learn from. Recently she had a serious heart problem and major surgery. She had recovered and was making excellent progress and was feeling the best she had in a long time. Then the Lord decided it was time for her to come home.  She was a past member of the El Korah Shrine (Boise, ID) Ladies of the Oriental Shrine and Lumber Jills.   On Christmas Eve, Roger and Andrew were having dinner when a bell on the Christmas tree suddenly chimed. . They looked at each other and immediately knew what had just happened. Their Angel Jane had just received her wings.   Wife, Mother, Best Friend, Confidant, Jane is survived by her husband Roger of Sublimity, son Andrew of Salem, sister Ann Gray (Bob) of Minden, NV, nieces Julie Gray (Ed) Carson City, NV, Susie Gray of San Diego, NV, Steven Fedler (Jennie) of Salem, OR,  Elizabeth Walker (Art) of Wichita, KS, Sue Butterfield (Matt) Dallas-Ft Worth, TX and Sister In-law Leslie Brown-Stankiewicz (Jeff) Priest River, ID. Her lifelong friend Robyn Symank of Portland, OR has been of great comfort to her family during this difficult time. Thank you Robyn. Our heartfelt thanks also to the Paramedics and Staff at Santiam Hospital who did everything they could to try to revive Jane. She was proceeded in death by her parents Del and Maizie Shaw and older sister Susan Fedler (Eldon).

A Viewing will be held Saturday, December 28, 2013 from 9:00 to 1:00 with a Funeral Service following at 2:00 p.m. both at Weddles Funeral Services in Stayton, OR     A memorial service will follow in Boise, ID in the spring at a time and place yet to be determined.

If you wish to make a charitable contribution in her name please consider the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Oregon Chapter or Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, Portland Unit.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton, Oregon.


Wolf, LouiseLOUISE  E.  WOLF


June 12, 1945   †   June 16, 2013



Louise E. Wolf  went home to be with our Lord and Savior on June 16,  2013.  She was born Louise Whitfield  on June 12, 1945 to James and Idella “Della” Whitfield in Salem, Oregon.  .  She graduated from  Cascade  High School class of 1963.   She married Anton Wolf in Shaw on June 5, 1971,  and they made their home in Turner in 1973. She and Anton had a son, Mark. Louise  was very active in the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Shaw, she was a member of the Altar Society.  Louise volunteered at the Turner Elementary and Cascade Jr. & Sr. High school.

She is survived by her husband, Anton and  son, Mark Wolf of   Turner ; brothers,  Junior (Pat) Whitfield  of Turner, Bob of Oregon,  Charles (Phyllis) Whitfield of Salem ; sisters, Rose   Herman of Aumsville  and Barbara Whitfield  of Washington ;   numerous  nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to  Willamette Valley or Odyssey Hospices.



Rosary will be Tues. June 25th at 10:30 am followed by Memorial Mass at 11:00 am  at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Shaw, OR.    Committal will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Shaw.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton, OR.



Nelson, Sandra 1May 25, 1941 – March 14, 2013
Sublimity, Oregon

 Born in Salem, OR to Ignatius and Georgia Etzel, Sandra grew up in Shaw. Her early years were spent as a country girl on the family farm. She married and became a mother and homemaker. Moving to California in the mid 60’s she continued to raise her family with Gunner ‘Bud’ Nelson. They returned in 1987 to Oregon where she reestablished deep and meaningful relationships with family, friends and the community. Her church was important to her and she served as a Eucharistic Minister. She will be greatly missed and forever loved by: Linda Cuencas of Murrieta, CA, Cheryl Haggerty-Price of Garden Grove, CA, Roger Haggerty of Littleton, CO, Vic Haggerty of Murrieta, CA, Joseph Nelson of Lake Oswego, OR, Debbie Joseph of Glendora CA, Steven Nelson of Reno, NV, siblings; Spencer Etzel of Lake Oswego, OR, Gloria Johnson of Aumsville, OR, Brenda Etzel of Keizer, OR, 13 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Services: Rosary will be Wednesday, March 20 at 11:00 A.M at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Shaw with the Funeral Mass to follow at 11:30 A.M. A

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton, OR.

Marjorie Mary (Ashby) Dickson

Marjorie Mary (Ashby) Dickson, age 91,  born in Shaw, Oregon to Wayne and Lena Ashby, passed away on April 17, 2012.   She had been battling cancer, defying the odds by surviving much longer than expected, and stayed positive and cheerful into her final days.

Marjorie was raised in Lebanon, Oregon, where her father was a car and insurance salesman.  Her mother was a seamstress.   After graduating from Lebanon High School, she attended college at the Oregon College of Education (WOU) where she met her husband, Adrian (A.J.) Dickson.   They were married in 1945 at Camp Adair.   Marjorie taught at Dallas and in Corvallis at Harding Elementary School.   After a brief time in Junction City, they moved to Stayton in 1954, where she taught at Mehama Elementary for 27 years.

Marjorie attended Saint. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Salem.  She loved flowers, books, angels, her grandchildren, and playing the piano.   She was very generous and charitable, giving donations without anyone knowing that she had been the donor.

She is survived by her husband, Adrian J. Dickson (Stayton, OR), daughter, Nancy Campbell (Hillsboro, OR) son, Richard Dickson (Lebanon, OR) and daughter-in-law Tammy Dickson.  Her grandchildren include Jamie Kerr (San Juan Capistrano, CA) Brittany Dickson (Christmas Valley, OR) and Aaron Dickson (Lebanon, OR)

A Celebration of Life will take place on April 29 from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm at the Stayton Community Center in Stayton, OR.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton, OR.


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