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North Santiam, OregonFuneral Home, Cremation, Burial & Funeral Planning

Maria Reyes

Maria Reyes
11-17-1931 – 9-15-2017
Maria (Mary) Reyes was born in Colorado City, Texas to Marcelino and Ernestina (Silva) Hernandez.  She was the eldest and longest living of 12 children.

She was preceded in death by one son, Tony Reyes in 1993.
She and husband, Felix Reyes of 56 years, raised nine children.

They have 22 grand children, 34 great grandchildren, and one great-great grandson.

Rosary will be Wednesday 6:00 PM at The Immaculate Conception church and  funeral service on Thursday at 11:00 AM. Internment will be at

St. Mary’s Catholic cemetery Stayton, Oregon.



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

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Jeannette Parrish

Nov. 30, 1944 – April 18, 2017

Stayton, Oregon

Jeannette Parrish was born in Corvallis, Oregon.  She passed away on Tuesday the 18th in Stayton.  She was 72.  Jeannette was married to Richard “Rick” Parrish on December 10, 1976 at Deer Park on the Little North Fork of the Santiam River.  Together they made their home in Stayton.  She was a homemaker and was very involved with the Stayton Manta Ray Swim Team.  She also worked at the Stayton Cannery for a number of years. She baked wedding cakes and had worked as a manager and bartender at the Riverview Inn and Fish Hatchery Tavern, both in Mehama. She enjoyed riding horses, gardening, camping, spending time with her children and grandchildren, and drives to the mountains and beaches.

In addition to her beloved husband, Richard Parrish, she is survived by her siblings, Phil Mason, Diane Foster, Alice Irene Meirose, George Turner, Walt Turner, Pat Kitzhaber and Sandy Boedigheimer; children, Rick (Karen) Boedigheimer, Rex (Margaret) Boedigheimer, Tony (Tammy) Parrish, Tina Westling, Laura (Dan) Houston, Jody (Rob Sills) Boedigheimer; grandchildren Tommy and Dawn Murphy, Marlys Thomas, Joshua and Gloria Sills, Joel and Danika Boedigheimer, Kevin Boedigheimer, Matt and Jordan Shaw, Chris and Aubrey Sills, Megan and Samuel Sills-Schroeder, Jolene Boedigheimer, Andrea Westling, Paige Westling, Samantha Houston, Emily Parrish-Vickery, and Zachery Houston; Great Grandchildren, Camden Reyes, Sethan Boedigheimer, Jasmine Sills, Michael Shaw, Anneliese Thomas, Leland Thomas, Samuel Schroeder, Xander Boedigheimer, Declan Murphy, Owen Shaw, Madison Schroeder and Wesley Sills.

Viewing is scheduled for Friday, April 21 from 1-4 p.m. at Weddle Funeral Chapel. A Funeral Service will be held at Weddle Funeral Chapel on Monday, April 24, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. followed by a graveside service at Lone Oak Cemetery in Stayton. A potluck reception will be held following the service at St. Patrick’s Hall, 362 Seventh Street in Lyons.

Arrangements are pending at Weddle Funeral Services, Stayton, OR

Stephen Fedorko – Stayton, OR

FedorkoStephen Fedorko

January 8, 1929 – April 3, 2017

Stephen, 88, Sunriver, OR, was born January 8, 1929, to Metro and Eva in Cresson, PA, the 11th of 12 children. He passed away on April 3, 2017, in Sunriver, OR. He attended Shade Township schools in Cairnbrook, PA and following in his father’s footsteps, mined coal. He met his loving wife of 60 years, Mary Ann (Delasko), of Central City, PA, who preceded him in death in 2011. While living in Cleveland, OH and Tucson, AZ, Stephen enjoyed a thirty-year career with American Airlines. He spent his retired years in Salem and Stayton, OR. He was an accomplished wood carver, accordion player, and guitarist as well as a fiddle player with the Oregon Old Time Fiddler’s Association. Stephen is survived by his sons, William (Dianna) of Jefferson, OR; Stephen of Medford, OR; Mark (Rosandra) of Silverdale, WA; daughter, Stephanie (Scott) Hartung of Sunriver, OR; grandchildren, Melissa, Kimberly (Jed) Tate, Matthew, Cameron, Laura and Julie; step-grandchildren, Brandy (Joey) Hill and Kelly Seeley; step-great-grandchildren, Lindsay, Kaeli and Leah Hill; and great-grandchildren, Zaydree and Wyatt. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, April 8th at 11:00, at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Sublimity, OR, followed by burial at the church cemetery. Stephen was very proud of all of his children and grandchildren and loved them dearly.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services, Stayton, OR.

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Feb. 1, 1934 – Dec. 27, 2016

Lorene Gulliford passed away Tues. Dec. 27th. She was 82. The daughter, of Onie and Ersa Johnson. Lorene was raised in Kentucky. She was married to Elton Cooley and they made their home in Germany, then Arizona and Texas before moving to Salem in 1992 and then to North Santiam area. They later divorced.  She had worked as a real estate agent having retired in 2000. She was married to Jim Gulliford on March 15, 2002 and they made their home in Mill City – Gates. She was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening and spending time with her children. She is survived by her husband, Jim of Mill City; daughter, Roxanna Taylor of El Paso, Texas, sons, Elton Cooley of Texas and Onie Cooley of Mill City; daughter, Alice Barghini of Scio; sister, Linda O’Bryan of Elizabethtown, Kentucky; brothers; Bobby Johnson of Horsebranch, Kentucky and Charles Johnson of Florida; 11 grandchildren and     one     great grandchild.   Memorials may be made to the Diabetes Assoc.

Private family service will be held.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

Timothy McGowan – Stayton, OR

mcgowan-timTimothy Paul McGowan, 51, of Stayton, Oregon peacefully passed on November 8, 2016, as a result of complications from an infection. He was born April 28, 1965, in Portland, Oregon to Robert and Dolores (Purnell) McGowan. He attended Pope John XXIII in North Portland and graduated from Central Catholic High School. Tim started a promising career at the Steinfeld’s Pickle Factory, but after an unfortunate “pickle accident,” Tim found his passion in the bearing industry. He started his Sales career at McGuire Bearing Corp. in Portland, Oregon where he worked for several years. In 1993 Tim married his best friend Janice Birkholz at the Old Church in downtown Portland. Tim, with his wife and kids moved to Stayton, Oregon in 1998 where he later accepted a position at Mill Supply Corp. in Salem, Oregon, followed by Motion Industries and most recently Applied Industrial Technologies in Albany, Oregon. Tim enjoyed golfing, fishing, camping, music, sports and spending time with family and friends. You could always depend on Tim for a prank or a good laugh. Tim loved his family and friends endlessly and was proud to be the baby of the McGowan family and “Momma’s boy.” His greatest joy was being “Papa Tim” to his granddaughter.

Tim is survived by his wife Janice Birkholz McGowan; children Chris Kintz, Britnee Kintz, Meagan Kintz Newton; granddaughter Morgan Clary; brothers Terry and Mike McGowan; sisters Patti Lassell and Kathleen Frutiger; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his Mother Dolores Purnell McGowan and Father Robert McGowan.

A rosary will be held on Saturday, November 19, 2016, at 12 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Stayton, Oregon. A celebration of life will follow at 1 p.m. at Santiam Golf Club @ 8724 Golf Club Rd. S.E., Aumsville, Oregon.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

Wayne Cates – Sublimity, OR

Wayne Frank Cates

July 8, 1926 – September 5, 2016

Sublimity, Oregon

Wayne Frank Cates, 90, went to be with the Lord on Monday, September 5, 2016. He was born on July 8, 1926 in Beemer , Nebraska to Archie and Anna Cates. He attended the Stratton, Nebraska public schools. Upon graduation he enlisted in the Navy. At the end of WWII, he entered the University of Nebraska and graduated with a degree in Business. He married his wife Elinor in 1951. Together they raised 3 children. They spent over 20 years in Southern California where Wayne worked as a corporate accountant. The family moved to Oregon in 1978 to a small farm near Scio and in 1993 they moved to Sublimity. Wayne was very active in church work as well as civic organizations. He was named Sublimity ‘Man of the Year’ in 1994 and ‘Lion of the Year’ in 1998. He is remembered as a devoted father to his surviving sons Archie of Santa Rosa, CA, and Jon of Sublimity, as well as 7 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. His wife Elinor and daughter Diane preceded him in death.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, September 9 at 3:00 p.m. at Providence Cemetery in Scio.

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.


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BETTY JANET (TONN) COMSTOCK – With sadness we announce the passing of Betty, beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother great-grandmother and aunt.


Friday morning, April 1, 2016 Betty fell asleep peacefully, with her family surrounding her. Betty went into the Salem Hospital on Monday, March 28, 2016 with pneumonia, she was 82 years old.


Betty was born August 11, 1933 in Lodi, CA, to parents, Emanuel and Lorna Tonn. She attended Lodi Elementary School where she graduated from 8th grade as Valedictorian. She went on to attend Lodi Academy, graduating in 1952 as Valedictorian of her class of 71 students.


Betty continued her education at Pacific Union College (PUC) in 1952-53 taking pre-nursing before transferring to Loma Linda University. She enrolling in their nursing program from 1953-54 before she dropped out and traded in her degree goal of being an RN for her Mrs. Degree. Betty met Darryl Comstock while at PUC, she serving hot food in the cafeteria and he being a hungry student. Her sweet smile and big brown eyes soon won him over and he knew it was mutual when she gave him extra large helpings of potatoes.


They were married in Lodi, CA in 1954. They returned to PUC where girl and boy twins (Sharyl and Darryl II), were born in 1955 followed by a boy (Douglas) arriving two years later. After Darryl graduated, the family moved to various locations throughout California as he pursued his teaching career. Betty supplemented the family income as a child day care provider for 10 years in their home. In 1969 Betty obtained her Early Childhood Education degree from California State University-Hayward.


Betty taught at Golden Gate Academy, Oakland, CA, grades 1 and 2 from 1970-1972. The family moved to Salem, OR where she taught grades 1 to 4 at Livingston Adventist Academy, from 1972-1979 until her teaching career ended as a result of a ruptured cerebral hemorrhage. Although Betty was unable to return to teaching, her partial recovery enabled her to be not only a support to Darryl, but an inspiration to many. When Darryl’s career took them to Kauai, HI, Betty set up the school’s library and accessioned all the books. In 1998 they retired to a beautiful creekside property in Lyons, OR and attended the Stayton Seventh-day Adventist Church. They downsized to a duplex in Sublimity, OR and due to health issues, they moved into an assisted living facility in Stayton, OR where they lived until Darryl’s death in 2015. Betty moved to Tierra Rose Care Center in May 2015 where she enjoyed the loving care of its owners, staff and the company of their two cats.


Betty has had a life-long passion for her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She was a faithful witness in every aspect of her life, a true Disciple. She never met anyone she didn’t like or see as a potential candidate for the Kingdom of Heaven. After her brain aneurism and recovery, she became passionate about sending letters and cards of encouragement to anyone that was experiencing hardship. She would read about them in the newspaper, hear about them on TV or the radio and track down an address, so she could send them a card and a Voice of Prophecy Bible guide invitation to enroll in a correspondence course. She has received many letters from individuals thanking her for her love and concern, including several from Paul Harvey, Maria von Trapp, politicians, and countless others. Betty’s zeal for her Lord could not be contained. She has given out thousands of Bible guides from Hawaii to Washington D.C., undaunted by the odd rejection.


Betty was a talented classical pianist, loved travel, had an extensive library on all things presidential, and enjoyed planting flowers in her yard. As an extravert, she particularly enjoyed the social interactions she had at school, church, or with family and any stranger didn’t remain one for long. Betty kept a birthday calendar so that she could send cards to all those she met and loved. Her life was an example of Christ, she mourned with those who mourned, comforted those who needed comfort and stood as a witness for God in all things and all places.


Betty was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease) in April 2015. At last it was understood why she was no longer able to walk and had limited use of her arms. The disease continued to take away her independence until she lost the use of her hands and was finding at times it was challenging to speak. Losing the use of her arms didn’t stop her from providing what she called, “thought hugs”, freely given in person, conveyed in letters or spoken over the phone.


When asked, “How are you Betty”, her ready reply was either, “Better than I Deserve” or “Blessed”. She said she had a choice to focus on the positives and be thankful or to wallow in the injustice of her situation. She took the high road and all that knew her, were affected by her beautiful smile. An avid reader all her life, losing the ability to hold a book was particularly painful for her. She was extremely grateful for the talking books she received from both the Library of Congress as well as Christian Record Services for the Blind, they brought her added companionship.


Betty enjoyed keeping up with current events and was an avid news watcher. She particularly enjoyed the presidential debates and was a fan of Ben Carson. She looked forward to November and participating in the election of the next president.


Betty’s greatest love was for her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She had such a tremendous desire to share with others her understanding of the saving grace of her God. She spent countless hours carefully copying Bible verses and Ellen White quotes to send to those she felt needed encouragement. Her second great love was Darryl, husband of 60 years. She was his most enthusiastic fan and faithfully supported him in his career. She dearly loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, praying for each every day. She was anxiously looking forward to Christ’s second coming and being able to be reunited with all her loved ones.


Betty was preceded in death by husband, Darryl; parent’s, Emanuel and Lorna Tonn, brother, Donald and sister, Barbara Jean.


Betty will be greatly missed by her brother, Dr. Elverne (Ann) Tonn, sister-in-law, Deanna (Milton) Kindrick; children, Sharyl (Ken) Ashley, Darryl II (Elaine) Comstock, and Doug (Shirley) Comstock; Grandchildren, Calista Comstock (Caleb Foss) and Casey Luport; and precious great-grandchildren, Reef and Emery Foss; nephews, Jim Tonn and Joel (Rozy) Kindrick.


A quiet family internment will be held on Monday, April 4, 2016 at Lone Oak Cemetery in Stayton, OR.


There will be a Celebration of Life Service Saturday, April 16, 2015 at 3:00 pm at the East Salem Seventh-day Adventist Church, 5575 Fruitland Road NE, Salem, OR.


Betty’s life-work was Christian education and her passion of helping others find Jesus. In lieu of flowers, Betty would be honored if donations were made to Voice of Prophecy, Box 999 Loveland, CO 80539-0999.


The family wishes to thank Claire King, MD for her friendship and the special care she gave Betty over many years as her primary care physician. The family is grateful for the thoughtful care of her ALS doctor, Kimberley Goslin, MD, PhD, during the last year. Gratitude is expressed for the loving care provided by the staff of Salem Hospital and the staff of Tierra Rose Care Center, Salem. The family wishes to thank Weddle Funeral Services, Stayton for their kind care.


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Robert Pratt – Mill City, OR

Robert William Pratt

August 3, 1929 – March 21, 2016

Mill City, Oregon

A memorial service was held on Saturday, March 26, 2016 at the First Christian Church in Mill City.

No obituary submitted.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

Maxine R. Marten – Salem, OR

Maxine Ruth Marten 

July 19, 1936 – March 5, 2016

Salem, Oregon

Private family services to be held at a later date.

No obituary submitted.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

Jessmun C.A. “Toni” Thomas – Gates, OR

Jessmun Callie Antonia Thomas 


October 20, 1916 – February 23, 2016
Gates, Oregon

Private family services to be held at a later date.

No obituary submitted.

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.

Ronald T. Broughton “Ron” – Lyons, OR

Ronald “Ron” Thomas Broughton

June 7, 1969 – February 11, 2016

Lyons, Oregon

A memorial service was held on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at the Gates Fire Hall in Gates, Oregon.

No obituary submitted.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.


Bette A. Baldwin

September 26, 1922 – February 5, 2016

Pine River, Minnesota

Bette A. Baldwin of Pine River, Minnesota, formerly of Mehama, Oregon, and Manassas, VA., passed away peacefully of natural causes early Friday morning, February 5th at the age of 93. She had been a resident at the Good Samaritan Society Care Center following the gift of several days of love and support from her family, the Good Samaritan staff, and the hospice care team.

Bette Arlone Darter was born on September 26, 1922, in Cabool, Missouri, the daughter of David Franklin and Bessie Mae (Green) Darter. She was the fourth of five daughters and one son, all previously deceased. Eventually, the family settled in Miami, Oklahoma , where Bette graduated from Miami High School in 1941, a time when World War II was in its third year and escalating. Bette worked at a bakery giving her mother one half of her earnings every week. One day her mother handed back to her an envelope containing all the money she had received from Bette and told her it was time to follow her older sister and go to California to support the war effort.

Bette worked in the ship yards for Matson Shipbuilding Company where she met her future husband, Bill Baldwin. While on leave, Bill and Bette went to Reno, Nevada and on November 16, 1943, they became husband and wife. Bill was shipped out to a Naval base in Hawaii following the attack on Pearl Harbor while Bette lived with her new in-laws in California until Bill was discharged October 21, 1945, from the Navy.

Following the War, they settled in Redwood City, CA, where all four of their children were born. They are: Jill, Becky, Dennis and Grant. Bette and Bill lived in several states during the next 25 years until 1969 when they settled in Half Moon Bay, CA . Besides the ship yards, Bette’s employment settings included positions in retail and manufacturing. (Parker Hannifin Corporation).

As they approached retirement age, Bette and Bill purchased a convenience store/bait shop in Gates Oregon. This change was followed by many active years involved with the church, quilting, becoming Master Gardeners, traveling to see grandchildren, and enjoying the Oregon parks and scenery.

Bill died in 1991, and in 1997 Bette moved to Manassas, VA, to live near her oldest daughter Jill Freeman. In 2012 Bette moved to Pine River where she has resided at the Good Samaritan Society, in order to be close to son, Bill, and daughter, Becky.

Bette is survived by her daughter Jill, (Bob) Freeman of Manassas, VA; Rebecca Baldwin ( Rev. Paul N. Svingen), of Backus, MN; son William Dennis Baldwin (Penny) of Pillager, MN; and son Grant Baldwin (Kathy) of Athens, OH.

Also surviving Bette are eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren: granddaughter, Sherry Freeman (Michael Davis) parents of great-grandsons, Jared and Joshua; grandson Mark Freeman (Jennifer), parents of great-grandchildren Korin, Jody, and Gilli ; grandson Randy Koppenhaver (Melissa) Koppenhaver, parents of great-grand-children Peyton, Brenna and Kenzie; granddaughter Kristy Pizzuto (Lee); grandsons Kurt and Jeremy Baldwin, and granddaughters, Kelsey and Alana Baldwin. Bette is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Memorial donations may be made to the Good Samaritan Society, Box 29, Pine River, MN (Residents Activity Fund) or to Gates Community Church, 40070 Gates School Road, Gates, Oregon 97346.

A memorial service for Bette was held on Monday, February 8, 2016 at 1:00 pm at the Good Samaritan Society of Pine River, MN. A funeral service will be held for Bette at 11:00 am, Saturday, February 20, 2016 at the Gates Community Church in Gates, Oregon. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery, Gates, Oregon.

Arrangements are by Dennis Funeral Home, Walker, MN & Weddle Funeral Services, Stayton, OR

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.


Wanda “White” Chance

March 10, 1922 – January 16, 2016

Sublimity, Oregon


Wanda “White” Chance was born on March 10, 1922 near Gates, Oregon. She died on January 16, 2016 at the age of 93. In 1932 she moved to Mill City, Oregon where she lived until 1989, when she moved to Stayton, Oregon. Wanda married Stanley Chance in 1940. They were married for 53 years until his passing in 1993. She was employed at the Mill City Pharmacy, retiring after 25 years. She enjoyed reading, gardening, and cooking. Wanda was preceded in death by her son, a brother, and two sisters. She is survived by her daughter, Christine in Lyons, Oregon. Brother, Harry White in Sublimity, Oregon and multiple nieces and nephews. Per her request, no services will be held. Private interment to take place in City View Cemetery.

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.

LAWRENCE “Larry” I. ALEXA – Mill City, OR

Lawrence Irving Alexa 

December 5, 1923 – January 9, 2016

Mill City, Oregon

Memorial Service was held on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at the Mill City Presbyterian Church.

No obituary submitted.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

PEGGY S. COLE – Lebanon, OR

Peggy Sue Cole

June 24, 1936 – January 8, 2016

Lebanon, Oregon


Private Family services to be held at a later date.

No obituary submitted.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

Claudine A. Taff – Lyons, OR

Claudine Agnes Taff

September 8, 1927 – December 15, 2015

Lyons, Oregon


Services to be held at a later date.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

Harold “Gene” E. Shadrick – Mill City, OR

Harold Eugene Shadrick

July 5, 1942 – December 14, 2015

Mill City, Oregon

Graveside Service to be held on Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at 12:00pm at Fairview Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

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