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Donna K. Unger-Hayton – Keizer, OR

Donna Kay Unger-Hayton

December 22, 1949 – December 5, 2017

Keizer, Oregon

Donna K. Unger-Hayton, 67, passed away on December 5, 2017. Donna was born on December 22, 1949 in Centralia, Illinois to John Bryson Sr. and Dorothy Louise Bryson, Née Smith. She was one of six children. Donna was born in Illinois but raised in Oregon. She graduated from Harrisburg High School in 1968, home of the Eagles. While living in Harrisburg, Donna’s foster parents (Ray and Sue Wasson) owned and operated a pizza parlor where she worked as a part-time manager. In April of 2002, Donna married the love of her life, Scottie Hayton. Donna had a true love for all animals throughout her life. She always had an animal by her side. Donna will be dearly missed by those who knew and loved her.

Donna is survived by her Brothers; John S. Bryson Jr. of Washington, twin brother Don Bryson of Salem, Oregon, and Bill J. Bryson of California, Sisters; Marie (Etta) Brown and Bonnie Sheridan, both of Keizer, and Barbara Bryson. She was preceded in death by her parents and her beloved husband, Scottie Hayton.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 12pm at Weddle Funeral Chapel. A graveside service will follow at City View Cemetery in Salem. Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

Deborah Lynn Miles – Keizer, Oregon

Deborah Lynn (Blades) Miles

March 8, 1953 – August 24, 2017

Keizer, Oregon

Deborah L. Miles, 64, passed on August 24, 2017 into the arms of her Lord and Savior. Deborah was born on March 8, 1953 in Oregon City, Oregon to Mary and Robert Gilleran.  Raised in Stayton, Deborah graduated from Regis High School in 1971 and went on to become a Controller at BrucePac for 33 years. Debbie raised her four wonderful children; Lisa, Travis, Sara, and Jamie in the Stayton/Sublimity area. She later moved to the Silverton area where she stayed for eleven years before most recently moving to her dream home in Keizer. Debbie met the love of her life, Larry “Larold” Miles and they married in Salem on September 24, 2011. Debbie was heavily involved with the Sublimity Harvest Festival for many years. Her hobbies included quilting, baking, crafting, golfing, riding her jet ski, and spending time with family and friends. Debbie was preceded in death by her parents; Mary Block and Robert Gilleran, Step-father; Robert Block and oldest brother; Dennis Gilleran. She is survived by her loving husband; Larry Miles, Children; Lisa Blades of Salem, Travis (Valerie) Blades of Sublimity, Sara Powell of Salem, and Jamie (Ryan) Vohs of Sisters, Step-children; Hilary Willis and Evan Miles, Grandchildren; Lyndsey Lombard, Kyle Johnson, Seth Powell, Garrett Vohs, Trevor Blades, Haven Blades, Gracie Vohs, Luke Willis, Connor Willis, Bryce Bennett, Alexis Bennett, and Emmerson Willis. Brothers and sisters; Ann Gilleran of Salem, Timothy Gilleran of Sublimity, Maureen (Gary) Bochsler of Scio, Kate (Dick) Heuberger of Sublimity, Teresa (John) Nester of Belfair, WA, Julie Thibodeau of Redmond, Danette Falgout of Portland, Robert (Joanne) Block, Nadine (Don) Tuel of Dallas, Ray (Charlene) Block of Stayton, and Jody (Marty) Cade of LaPine. Debbie will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved her. Memorial Contributions can be made in Debbie’s name to Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. A Memorial Mass will take place on Friday, September 8, 2017 at 10:00AM at St. Boniface Catholic Church. A reception will follow at the Santiam Golf Club, all are welcome to attend. Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

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Traci Marie Perlich – Keizer, OR

Traci Marie Perlich

January 1, 1963 – January 12, 2017

Keizer, Oregon

Private family services to be held at a later date. Interment to take place in Lone Oak 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.



LEONARD H. GRECO – Salem, Oregon

Leonard H. Greco

December 17, 1955 – September 3, 2016

Keizer, Oregon

Private family service will be held.

No obituary submitted.

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.

KEN E. SMITH JR. – Salem, Oregon

Smith, KennethKen E. Smith Jr.

July 14, 1932 – February 13, 2016

Salem, Oregon

Devoted husband, loving father, care-free grandfather, fun great-grandfather! Ken was born to Kenneth E. and Helen Smith in Mill City, Oregon. Both parents precede him in death. Surviving siblings include Stanford Smith of Keizer, OR, Berdine (Dee) James of Phoenix, AZ and Richard Smith of Crooked River Ranch, OR. After graduating from Stayton High School, Ken joined the United States Air Force and was a radio operator. Many of his missions were “classified” but we can say he spent a lot of time somewhere over the Lucian Islands. After his tour in the service, he moved to Bend where he ventured into the banking profession. There, he met and married the love of his life, Vivian M. LaDieu, who preceded him in death in 2011. They had three daughters; Starla (Dave) Henslee of Salem, OR; Vicki (Jim) Hays of Lakeport, CA; and Kollette Tonelli (who also preceded him in death in 1998). He had five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren at the time of his passing. Ken never let the grass grow much under his feet. He was an adventurer and throughout his life lived in Bend, The Dalles, Pendleton, Scotia, Santa Rosa, and Alturas. It was in Alturas where he and his lovely wife Vivian and family settled for about seventeen years. During those years, he was Vice President/Branch Manager for the Wells Fargo Bank. He loved being involved with the Modoc community. He was a member of the local Rotary as well as a regular participant of the local Tribe Ride for many years. After retiring from the bank, he and his wife, bought and operated The Bottle Shop. Before trying their hands at full-time RVing, they spent a few years in Kelseyville, where they bought and operated The Frosty. After ending their RVing adventures, they settled in Salem where they spent their remaining years together. A Memorial Service for Ken will be held on March 25th, 2016 at 11:00am at Weddle Funeral Chapel in Stayton, Oregon; interment with Military Honors will immediately follow at Lone Oak Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.


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.

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.


Victor Joseph Garlock

December 18, 1959 – April 16, 2015

Keizer, Oregon

Services are Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gervais.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton Oregon


Loretz, KennethKenneth Arlyn Loretz, son of Kenneth Preston Loretz and Hilda (Larson) Loretz, left us on Sunday July 27, 2014 to go fly fishing on a coastal stream teeming with steelhead and native cutthroat trout. His passing was peaceful with his three children caring for and supporting him. Ken, aka Kenny, aka Curly was born in Salem on May 13, 1933 while his young parents and older sister Beverly lived in Cloverdale, Oregon.   The family lived in Cloverdale for several years while Ken’s father worked building military homes and facilities on Mount Hebo. The family moved to Tillamook where Ken attended grade school, and then moved to Eugene where he attended middle school and a year at South Eugene High School before finding his way back to the coast. His mother Hilda had passed away and Ken left home to live with his uncle and aunt, Teak and Dorothy Larson in Cloverdale, attending Nestucca High School where he met his wife to be, Lee Kellow. Marrying Lee included Ken in the large Kellow Family which he enjoyed. He was close to his many brother and sister-in-laws and was “Uncle Ken” to 21 nieces and nephews.

Our dad was most happy in the woods, on a stream, in the mountains or on the ocean. The outdoors was his church and hunting and fishing were his passion. Dad was artistic, creative and an amazing craftsman. He loved figuring out ways to do a job more efficiently and could build, paint or fix almost anything, always with an attention to detail and quality. A self-proclaimed “Jack of All Trades” Dad worked in many fields during his life, but his real gift was being a commercial painter with a brush in his hand and he ran successful painting contracting businesses on the coast, in Bend and in Salem. He retired as a painting supervisor for the Eugene School District, where he was excited to select the colors and repaint South Eugene High School where he attended.

Ken was a proud father, grandfather and great grandfather.   He is survived by his three children, Mike (Kathy) Loretz, Bev (Frank) Yesmant, and Cindy Ashley, his six grandchildren; Dan (Candace), Melissa (Jason), Alexis (Claire), Taylor, Ian, and Calvin (Katrina), and two great grandson’s Jack and Sam. Through the miracle of ultrasound Ken was excited to know that two great granddaughters would be arriving this fall. He was preceded in death by his beloved sister Beverly Pritchett.

The last years of our father’s life were challenging with numerous health issues related to COPD. Like a boxer in a ring he was knocked down too many times to count and we often thought his number was up, but he always found the strength and courage to stand up and carry on. He was both strong and brave in our eyes. He was known as a “kind and nice man” and was always looking to help out others, many times complete strangers. We are all hopeful that his self-reliant and confident strength so admired by his family, friends and co-workers has returned and that his only challenge now is deciding which pair of binoculars to take into the fern filled timber looking for deer and elk, or which fly pattern will get a rise in the tail-out of the riffle in the stream he stands in.

There will be a Celebration of Life for Ken on Saturday, August 16th beginning at 11:00 a.m. at Mike and Kathy Loretz’s home and property at 7849 Timothy Lane in Keizer.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton, OR.


    vogt, bettyBETTY LOU VOGT

April 8, 1924 – May 2, 2014
Keizer, Oregon

Betty Lou (Combs) Vogt, of Keizer, OR was born April 8, 1924 in Springfield, Illinois to Charlie and Katie Combs. As an infant, her family moved to Neosho, Missouri and then moved again, when she was 12, to New Plymouth, Idaho. They moved next door to the Vogt family and became good friends with them. She married the youngest Vogt boy, Howard, in 1941. They lived in Payette, Idaho, first when Betty began her lifelong Career as a wife, and homemaker. After Howard began working for the Federal Government, they moved to Missoula, Montana, where their first daughter Betty June was born and Betty added mother to her title. They moved next to Ogden, Utah where their second daughter, Carol Lynn was born, and then to Salt Lake City, Utah, where their third daughter, Barbara Ann, was born. Then they returned to Ogden until 1963, and then moved to Falls City, OR, after Howard was granted disability from the Federal Government. The next move they made was to Salem, OR and then to Keizer, OR. The Vogt family invited Betty and her mother, and oldest sister to attended Gospel meetings. Her mother and sister declared that they wanted to walk the same path as the Vogt’s, but, Betty felt she was too young, at that time, to make the same decision. A few years later, she made the same decision. Betty is survived by two daughters, Carol Lundin (husband Richard), Barbara Vogt, one son-in-law Russel Mendenhall; one granddaughter, Cheri Mendenhall and one grandson, Roger Mendenhall (wife Robin), three great granddaughters, Candice Nikerson (husband Mikey), Shelby Phillips (husband Nick), Brandy Lundin, one great grandson Derek Mendenhall (wife Victoria), two great great-granddaughters Payton Nail and Ellie Nickerson and one great great-grandson Tucker Phillips; Many nieces and nephews and their families. Betty was preceded, in death by her husband Howard; oldest daughter Betty June Mendenhall; youngest granddaughter Noelle Marie Lundin; her sisters Sylvia Davis, Frances McCance, Ruby Corn; her brothers John Combs, Manford “Mack” Combs, Dennis Combs, Arthur Combs, Ralph Combs.

 Memorial services will be held, Monday, May 12 at 2 PM, at Weddle Funeral Chapel; 1777 North Third Ave, Stayton, OR 97383

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton, Oregon.


Margaret ‘Peggy’ M. Nicol

ImageMargaret “Peggy” Main Nicol, age 86, passed away peacefully in her sleep on March 14, 2014. Peggy was born in Catterline, Scotland on November 9th, 1927. Peggy is preceded in death by her husband, Robert Nicol, parents Annie Brown (of Nairn Inverness-shire, Scotland) and Thomas Elder (of Aberdeen, Scotland), and brothers Thomas, Douglas, and Peter. She is survived by her sister, Willamina “Billie” (of Wonthaggi, Australia), brothers Keith and James (of England), daughter Donna (Greg) (of Silverton, OR), son Gary (Lorinda) (of Spokane, WA), and grandchildren Justin (Susan), Jennifer, Brittany, Jacob, and Scotty.     Peggy’s father enlisted in the Air Force during World War II, taking him from Scotland into England where he travelled from one end of the British Isle to the other. He enjoyed England, and when he returned home, he decided to move his family there. The entire family, except Peggy, made the move to Southampton, England. Peggy, who was working as a live-in maid at the time, decided to remain in Scotland. However, one wet, stormy night in the winter of 1953, Peggy grew tired of her life as a maid, gathered her small bag of possessions, put on a hooded rain coat, and ran away into the night to catch a bus to England to join her family. This escapade was just the beginning of the wanderlust that would follow her throughout her life.     In England, rejoined with her family, Peggy began work as a clerk in a department store, which she enjoyed very much. She loved talking with new people and hearing “a different story every day.” Peggy’s life was going quite smoothly; she had a good job, had rejoined her family, and was engaged to a respectable man. Then, Robert “Bob” Nicol entered the scene while on holiday in England where he joined up with Peggy’s brothers and fell in love with Peggy. His boisterous charm and infectious smile quickly won Peggy’s heart. Peggy ended her previous engagement and spent her free time with Bob. They quickly began a  weekend routine of going out to the pubs together for dancing and music. One night in the pub, Peggy and Bob along with her Auntie Cath and Uncle George, cooked up an idea to emigrate to Canada. Within days they had bought tickets for a ship travelling from England to New York. The men would go first to find jobs and housing, and the women would come as soon as the men sent a letter. Bob got a job in an oil field and sent a letter to Peggy to join him in Canada. Peggy and Auntie Cath set sail aboard the S.S. Flandre on June 7th, 1957, leaving Southampton, England and arriving in New York on June 19th, following the same route as the Titanic. After arriving in New York, they boarded a train to Toronto followed by another train to Edmonton, where they were warmly welcomed by their men. Soon after, Peggy and Bob were married in Edmonton, wearing only the clothes they had with them, and began their new life together. They lived and worked in Edmonton until 1963, and it was there that Peggy gave birth to their two children, Donna in 1958 and Gary in 1959. After a bit of travelling in the U.S., Peggy and Bob got the itch to move again, and applied for citizenship with the U.S.A. Consulate. Six months later, after coming up with the money and sponsorship required to move to the States, they were finally granted entrance, and put their two children and everything they owned into a car, and drove south. Sleeping in the car and driving for hours, they finally arrived in California, welcoming the sunshine and palm trees. They eventually pulled off the highway, found a home, and settled into their new lives as Americans.    In 1969, their gypsy blood got the best of them again, and they decided to leave the rat race in California and head north. They moved up to Federal Way, Washington for a year, before heading south again to Oregon, where they settled in Keizer in 1970….and finally stayed. Bob worked as a mechanic and Peggy worked first at a local department store then as a waitress at the Picadilly Pub where she was named the Queen of Industry in 1974 and later at a British tea room called the Tudor Rose.

Peggy was a woman who loved words. She dominated the competition in BINGO. She finished the crossword puzzle daily. Every evening she religiously tuned the TV to Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune, and routinely called out the correct answers before any of the real contestants. Her house was filled with paper scraps full of poems, limericks, puns, and jokes written in her whimsical handwriting. She loved listening to stories and telling them. One of her poems, “I Yearn For a World” was published in Famous Poems of the Twentieth Century. She won a contest for the Keizer parade, coining the phrase for the Iris Festival, “The Promise of a Future in Bloom.” She was known in all the Keizer grocery stores as “the coupon lady,” as she spent hours clipping, organizing, and utilizing coupons. Her garage became a mini supermarket filled with items she had purchased at rock bottom prices. Her neighbors shopped in “Peggy’s store”. She loved to dance. At the hint of a request, she would lift her dress from her ankles and skip into the Highland Fling to the utter delight of any onlookers. She passionately loved animals, always feeding and adopting neighborhood strays. Her loyal cat Judy, who was well-loved and completely spoiled, stayed by Peggy’s side until the end.     Peggy and Bob became grandparents for the first time in 1982, a role in which they were unrivaled. They spent endless hours playing with their 5 grandchildren, spoiling them rotten. They dropped everything to play games, tell stories, go rock-collecting, and build kip-ups. Peggy, master storyteller, would sleep on the ground at night with the children, weaving long and intricate stories aloud to the kids until they fell asleep. Each child would get to choose the main characters of their stories, and she would take it from there. They spent countless weekends together playing dress up, inventing new games, eating JELLO from cocktail glasses, and building an environment where the children couldn’t help but feel like kings and queens. Bob and Peggy’s enormous influence on their grandchildren’s childhood memories is beyond measure.     In 1985, Peggy accepted Christ as her Savior at a Luis Palau crusade.  Unbeknownst to her, her son Gary attended the very same crusade and came forward to accept Christ as well.     Peggy will be dearly missed here on this earth. She created a life of love, adventure, and imagination. Her spunk and creativity will not soon be forgotten. While her body is now at rest, and her soul is at peace, the legacies that she has left will live on: Take risks and make scary choices, where you end up is all part of the story! Wander the world. Use your imagination, tell great stories. Drink good tea, and eat king-size candy bars on your own, without regret. Have fun with life, dance while you can. Spoil those you love. And finally, you only have one chance to live the life that becomes your story, so be bold and follow your heart; make it an interesting tale.  No services will be held and Peggy’s cremains will return to Scotland.

Any donations may be made in Peggy’s honor to the Oregon Humane Society.

“I Yearn For A World”

I yearn for a world,

Where we all love one another,

Forgive those who wrong us,

Make peace with our brother.


Help a friend in need,

Give a neighbor a helping hand,

Live the golden rule,

To make this a better land.


Give a word of praise,

To those who pass your way,

A smile, a kind word,

Can brighten someone’s day.


And before you go to sleep,

Give thanks to God above,

For the greatest gift of all,

His everlasting love.

By: Margaret M Nicol

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton, OR.


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Dennis L Sullivan

01/14/1937 – 11/12/2013

Dennis was born in Riverton, Wyoming  to John and Winfred Sullivan on January 14 1937. He graduated from St. Boniface High School in Sublimity Or.  He was married on September 22,  1956 to Jannette Noble in Boise ID.   Dennis followed in his father’s footsteps as a commercial electrician he worked on many local landmarks.   He was very proud of his work and his large family.   Dennis loved fishing, camping and watching sports on TV.

Dennis is survived by his wife of 57 years; daughters,  Nancy ( Rick)  Davies, Peggy Whelden, Mary ( Dan) Harrold; son,  Patrick Sullivan: daughters, Karon ( Stan)  Stanek,  Sharon ( Dave)  Price; son, Jeff Sullivan; and his foster daughter, Pam Milner;  sister, Patty Morrison;  brother,  Murray Sullivan; 15 grandchildren;  15 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, his brothers,  John and  James.

Visitation will be held on Friday, November 15th from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Weddle Funeral Chapel, Stayton. Recitation of the Rosary will be held on Saturday, November 16th  at 9:30 a.m.  followed by Mass of Christian burial  at 10:00 a.m. with reception following  at St. Edwards Catholic Church in Keizer.  Rite of Committal  will be at 1:30 p. m.  at St. Mary Catholic  Cemetery in Stayton, OR.

In lieu of flowers please donate to your favorite charity.


Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton, Oregon.


Theresa Ann Wyatt
March 14, 1950 – October 23, 2013
Keizer, Oregon
Theresa moved to the Stayton/Salem area in 1970.  She is survived by her mother, Noreen, brother, Michael, sister, Dianna, daughters: Tammy and Lorrie, five grandchildren and three great grandchildren.  As she wished, her ashes will be spread off the Oregon Coast by her family and close friends in a private celebration of her life.   The famly would like to express their deepest thanks to all that cared for and loved her.   She will be missed.
Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton, OR.


Mattfield, ElizabethElizabeth “Beth” Mattfield was born to Wayne and Virginia Reeve in Leveland,TX on June 3rd 1956. She spent her childhood in Texas and Kansas before moving with her family to Kenai, Alaska. She graduated from KCHS in 1974, with honors. She married Donald Saindon (deceased) June 24,1971, and had one daughter. In 1979 she married Kevin Mattfield (deceased). They had five children together. They moved to Salem, Oregon in 1987, until her death of heart failure on October 9th, 2013. Beth was a longtime employee of the Oregon State Department of Transportation.
Beth walked the life of a Godly woman. She was gracious, selfless and generous to all. She was best known for her love of cooking and baking for others. She also loved decorating for the Holidays and crafting. She had a heart to serve God all the time.
She is preceded in death by her father Wayne, brother Andrew and nephew Josh Reeve.
She is survived by her mother Virginia (Roaring Springs,TX), brothers Michael(Soldotna,AK),Randy (Roaring Springs,TX) Steve (LaPorte,TX), her children, Carrie Jordan(Larry) Spokane,WA, Brian Mattfield (Char Wertz), Angie Millard (Charles), Aaron Mattfield, James Mattfield (Valerie), Jefferey Mattfield (Jennifer Villanueva) all of Salem,OR. Grandchildren, Zackery, Andreas, JeanLuke, Joel, Tristan, Chianne,Grace,Cody, Ramona and Michael. Great-granddaughter, Sophia.  Services will be held on Sunday, October, 13 at 5:00pm at the Cornerstone Open Bible Church, 1610 N.E. Chemawa Rd. Keizer,OR. Condolences can be sent to the children at 5201 9th Court S.E., Salem, OR 97306.


Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton, OR.


June 1, 1936 – September 9, 2013

Pauline passed away on September 9, 2013 in her home.  She was born on June 1, 1936 in Wolf Point, MT to Sam and Bernice Bridges.  Pauline graduated from Stayton Union High School in 1954.  She married Truman Douglas Tibbits on June 19, 1954. Pauline retired as a telecommunications specialist from Salem-Tibbits, PaulineKeizer School District.  She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Church, Red Hats, Curves 6:30AM group and OAEOP. Passing before Pauline are: husband, Truman; son, Michael. Survivors include: daughter, Catherine (Baird), son, Dave (Karla), sister, ZoeAnne, brothers, Deo, John and Bud, brother-in-law, James, grandchildren, Paul, Ben, Jaime (Shawn), Joe (Staice), Rick (Tori), Sam, Julie (Ed), Tia (Tony), Tara (Hermilo), 18 Great-grand children. Pauline lived a long, happy life surrounding herself with lots of family, traveling at every opportunity, with the Oregon coast a favorite spot for herself and the grandkids (and great grandkids).  She loved playing cards and games with anyone that would play. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to American Cancer Society.


Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton, OR.


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December 2, 1926 – August 23, 2013

Marian went to be with the Lord peacefully on August 23, 2013. Marian was born in Fallon, Nevada to James and Edna Smith. She was the middle child of five children – Rhoda Long of Roseburg, Robert (deceased) and Shirley Smith of Turner, Emma Smith (deceased) and Iola Smith (deceased). There are also five half brothers and sisters – Bonnie Layton of Keizer, Vernon Smith (deceased), Howard Smith (deceased), Penny of Eugene and Margie of Eugene. Marian married Austin Travis Woodrum, Sr. on June 16th, 1946 (Austin passed away May 15th, 1995) they were married 49 years, 10 months and 29 days. They had six children – Joyce (Larry) Hoover of Aumsville, Austin Jr. (Marilyn) of Reno, Nevada, Allen of Tonapah, Arizona, Janice (Pat) Gorham of Turner, Lucky of Kingman, Arizona and Kimberley (Keith) Johnson of Salem. They had 13 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. They lived in the Turner-Salem area before moving to California in 1955, where they became business owners in Rodeo, California. They returned to Aumsville, Oregon in 1967. Austin retired from the Oregon State Penitentiary, Marian was a stay at home wife and mother until 1976. She went to work at the Stayton Cannery in 1976 and retired in 1989. Marian enjoyed the beach and going to the Santiam Senior Center in Stayton with her BFF Crystal. She enjoyed going to local plays and attended church in Stayton. She loved and cared greatly for her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and we will love and miss our Mom, Grandma, and Grandma GG. Tess, her little Chihuahua was her constant companion. There will be a viewing at Weddle Funeral Chapel at 1777 N. Third Avenue in Stayton, Oregon on August 28th, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Santiam Senior Center – her friends at the Santiam Senior Center played an integral part of her life. We will also have a celebration of life on September 29th, 2013 at the Aumsville Community Center (555 Main St. Aumsville, Oregon) from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Please come and celebrate with us.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton, OR.



GE DIGITAL CAMERAFebruary 28, 1919 – August 14, 2013


Lena (Huber) Page, 94, passed away August 14, 2013 in Salem. She was born in Mellette County, South Dakota on February 28, 1919, one of nine children of Karl and Amelia Huber.  When Lena was a teenager the family moved to Oregon to escape the Dust Bowl and made their home in Marion.  Lena married Clinton Page in 1943.  After his military service they lived in Salem before moving to a house Clinton designed and built for the family in Keizer.  In 1962 Clinton and Lena moved their family to a small farm seven miles northeast of Salem.  With the help of loving neighbors—especially Marilyn and Lynn Kuenzi and their family—Lena continued to live there independently as long as she was able. She spent the final years of her life at Premier Care Homes’ Juneau House in Salem and Lena’s family cannot express in words how much they appreciate the wonderful care she received there from Liz, Josh, and Jennifer.

Lena had a quiet, understated sense of humor and she loved people.  A morning person, she was perpetually good-natured.  This made her a natural at her job as “head girl” at Roth’s bakery on Lancaster, where she worked for many years.

Lena was a hard-worker and tried her best to guide her kids down the paths that would make them happy.  She set an excellent example of a life well-lived.

An avid gardener for most of her life, Lena kept such a beautiful yard people would stop their cars in the street to admire her flowers.

Lena loved spending time with her grandchildren either at her farm or by traveling to wherever they were living.  This led her to make several visits to Alaska where she proved to be an excellent fisherwoman!  Being both intelligent and inquisitive, Lena thoroughly enjoyed taking a trip to Hong Kong and Singapore with her daughter and two of her grandchildren when she was 76 years old.

Lena was preceded in death by all eight of her siblings and by her husband, Clinton, who died in 1997.  She is survived by her daughter, Phyllis, of San Diego, California; her two sons, Marvin, of Anchorage, Alaska and Jerry (Cheryl) of Jefferson; and her four grandchildren.

A celebration of Lena’s life will be held at a later date.  In lieu of sending flowers, Lena’s family encourages you to plant a flower in your own yard and remember Lena whenever you look at it.


Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton, OR.

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