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Scio, Oregon Funeral Home, Cremation, Burial & Funeral Planning



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

Violet Nellie Lund – Scio, Oregon

Violet Nellie Lund

August 2, 1937 – June 30, 2017

Scio, Oregon

Violet was born to Eugene and Ida Park in Iron River, Michigan. She married Roland Lund on January 21, 1955, in Stevenson, Washington, and together they raised three children. Violet lived in northern California for 17 years; Flagstaff, Arizona for 3 years; Federal Way, Washington for 10 years; and Scio, Oregon for 28 years. She was a homemaker and spent her life caring for her family.


Violet was preceded in death by her parents and brothers Roger and Curtis. She is survived by her husband, Roland; sons Tony Lund of Lowell, Oregon and Terry Lund of Seattle, Washington; daughter Cindy Lund of Bainbridge Island, Washington; and sister Sharon Fergeson of Albany, Oregon.

Per Violet’s request, no services to be held.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

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Betty Jo Griffith – Lyons, Oregon

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December 10, 1931 – April 16, 2017

Lyons, Oregon

Betty Jo Griffith (Mangrum), 85 years old of Sublimity, went home to be with her Lord on April 17th. She is survived by her husband of 69 years 3 months, Billy Ray, son Danny (Ginger), daughter Kathy (Jimmie) Cooper, 5 grandchildren, and 15 great grandchildren. 

Betty was born in 1931 in Fanshawe, Oklahoma to Joe and Christine Mangrum. She attended school in California and Oklahoma. She married the love of her life, Billy, January 15, 1948 in Van Buren, Arkansas. 

Betty worked many jobs during her life, including café, truck stop, canneries, field work and banking. She worked at U.S. Bank in Stayton, Salem, Scio, and Albany. She was an excellent seamstress and loved to quilt and crochet. She taught some of her great granddaughters to crochet. She made many afghans, of which she gave away. She could make patterns for anything in crochet. She also was a great cook, making many of the southern dishes she was raised on. She was also known for her sweet tea. She enjoyed singing the old time Gospel hymns and reading her Bible. She had a close personal relationship with her Lord and Savior. 

During their married life they lived in, California, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Idaho, as well as Oregon which became their home.


Services will be Friday, April 21st at 11:00 am, Scio Baptist Church. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to: 

Hospice Care of the Northwest

2290 Commercial St., SE Suite 108 Salem, OR 97302


Services entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

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Leslie “Danny” Richards – Scio, OR

Leslie “Danny” Richards

July 26, 1947 – February 7, 2017

Scio, Oregon

Family to hold a private memorial service at a later date.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.



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.

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.

Frances “Fran” Doltar – Stayton, OR

Frances “Fran” Doltar

April 11, 1929 – July 26, 2016

Stayton, Oregon

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

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

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

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.

Sandra Ford (McGinnis) – McMinnville, OR

Sandra Faye Ford

August 6, 1950 – March 8, 2016

McMinnville, Oregon

Graveside service was held Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at McBride Cemetery in Carlton, OR.

No obituary submitted.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.


Bates, BessieBessie Shope Bates

November 27, 1920 – February 6, 2016

Scio, Oregon

SCIO – Bessie Bates, 95 of Scio, Oregon died Saturday, February 6. Our beloved mother was born in Council Grove, Kansas to Jerome and Laura (Pickering) Shope. Her entire adult life was lived in and around Scio. She married Chuck Bates on May 9, 1941. They enjoyed 61 years of marriage. Preceding her in death were husband, Chuck and brother, Clarence Shope. Bessie is survived by two sisters, Tilley Tillie and Mae Gomez; 4 daughters, Charlene Rodgers, Darlene Woodward, Dorothy Bates Hunt and Carol Woolley; son, Richard Bates, three grandchildren and three great grandchildren. 

While rearing her children, she stayed at home. Her hobbies included growing a great family, great cooking and great gardens. Once the children left home, she worked many years for the Scio School District as school cook and supported her husband in his active career involving Scio sports, politics, and firefighting. She was a member of Scio Christian Church. 

A memorial service is planned for this spring at a time to be announced.

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.


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.

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.

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.

Joseph J. Slangal – Scio, OR

Joseph James “Joe” Slangal

September 19, 1927 – November 25, 2015

Scio, Oregon

Private family services to be held at a later date.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services

Dale Vernon Music – Bend, OR

Dale Vernon Music 

October 29, 1932 – October 9, 2015

Bend, Oregon

Dale Vernon Music, 82, of Bend, Oregon, went home to be with his Lord on October 9, 2015, after an extended illness, with his wife, Leah, at his side. He was born October 29, 1932, in New Haven, Wyoming, to Guy Clifford and Esther Ann Music. Services will be held Saturday, October 17, 2015, at 2:00 p.m., at Willamette Valley Baptist Church, 650 N. 1st St., Aumsville, Oregon. Interment with military honors will follow at Miller Cemetery in Scio, Oregon.

Dale is survived by his wife of 64 years, Leah Music; children Debra Allen of Salem, Oregon, David Music of Reedsport, Oregon, and Jeffery Music of Craig, Alaska; grandchildren Ryan Allen, Tara Music, Erin Haney (Benjamin), Lisa Music, Travis Music, Dustan Music, Clayton Music, and Nevin Music; and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his oldest son, Gregory Music.

Dale graduated from Cascade Union High School in Turner, Oregon, in 1951, and served in Navy Reserve from March 22, 1951, until March 21, 1955, when he was honorably discharged. Dale married Leah Sledge on September 21, 1951.

He loved the woods and made a career in logging beginning in Oregon, continuing in northern California, and ending his career in Alaska. Dale enjoyed hunting, fishing, and winter sports with his family. He was a devout Christian; beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. We will miss his goofy wit and love for all of us.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

Theresa D. Klopfenstein – Scio, OR.

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September 11, 1957 – October 2, 2015

Scio, Oregon

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

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

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

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

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

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


Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

George R. Warmoth Jr. – Scio, OR

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May 1, 1927 – August 8, 2015

Scio, Oregon

George Russell Warmoth Jr., 88, passed away on August 8th at the Samaritan Albany General Hospital. He was born in Middletown, Ohio on May 1, 1927 to George Russell Warmoth Sr. and Helen Mae (Mobley). George was on of five siblings and is survived by his sister Evelyn Mertz and his brother Jimmy. George and his wife Sylvia resided in California where they were blessed with eight children and twelve grandchildren. His father, mother, six siblings, and one daughter are predeceased. 

George was a Marine through and through and served his country with honor for over twenty years; serving in Japan, Okinawa, Korea and Vietnam. George retired in 1968 as Chief Warrant Officer. After retiring from the Military he worked twenty years for the Escondido School district in California. In 1997 George married his current wife Sherry and they moved to Scio in 2005. George is survived by Sherry and her two children and four grandchildre. 

A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, August 15, 2015 at the Waterloo Park with a Military Honor Guard in attendance. The service will be followed by a picnic pot luck. Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

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