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St. Boniface Church Funeral Notices – Sublimity, Oregon

Cherylene A. Breitenstein – Stayton, OR

Cherylene A. Breitenstein

January 28, 1946 – October 12, 2017

Stayton, Oregon

A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 11:00AM at St. Boniface Catholic Church. A reception will follow. 

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.

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.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

CLARA J. SCOTT – Sublimity, OR

Clara  J.  Scott

March 27, 1916 – June 26, 2017

Sublimity, Oregon

Funeral Mass will be held Monday, July 3rd at 10:00 am at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Sublimity.  Private interment at Desert Lawn Memorial Park, Kennewick, Washington.

Arrangements by Weddle Funeral Services, Stayton, OR

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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.

Marjorie M. Humphreys – Sublimity, OR

Marjorie Marie Humphreys

September 30, 1931 – May 20, 2016

Sublimity, Oregon

Marge061Marjorie was born September 30, 1931 to Peter and Nettie (VanHandel) Gries in Stayton, Oregon.  Marjorie attended St. Boniface grade school and high school, graduating from high school in 1949.  She met Robert Humphreys on a blind date, and they were married in 1951.   They were married for 50 years, until Robert’s death in 2001. 

Bob and Marge worked side by side on their farm in the hills between Silverton and Sublimity, raising grass seed, along with grain crops, sheep, cattle, pigs, chickens, horses and the four children.  Marge played a big role in the community by keeping the neighborhood connected, hosting an annual neighborhood Christmas brunch, baking birthday cakes for many neighbors, and baking pies for many church and Grange functions.  She was also an active member of the McAlpin Stitchers, Victor Point PTA, her Church Circle, and a 4-H leader.   Her greatest joy was being surrounded by Family.  Every Sunday afternoon was a family gathering, with her kids, grandkids, and great grandkids converging on the farm. 

She is survived by her siblings Marcella Lulay, Donna Lou Frost, Jim Gries, and Gary Gries as well as by her four children: Janet (Mike) Bothum of Silverton, Vicki (Ron) Sarazin of Sherwood, Rob (Linda) Humphreys of Oregon City, and Mark (Cindy) Humphreys of Eugene.   In addition to her siblings and children Marjorie is survived by 12 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.   Marge was preceded in death by her husband Robert, and siblings Muriel Hafner, and Jack Gries. 

A rosary will be said at 6:30 PM on Wednesday May 25 at St. Boniface Church in Sublimity.  A funeral Mass will be held at St. Boniface Catholic Church on Thursday, May 26 at 11:00 AM. There will be a reception at St Anthony Hall following mass.  In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate a contribution to the Robert and Marjorie Humphreys Scholarship Fund (check payable to PBNC Foundation) for the further education of the Service Partners and others at Orchard House and the Benedictine Center in Mt. Angel. 

Don A. Turner – Salem, OR

Don Anthony Turner

September 4, 1915 – March 13, 2016

Salem, Oregon 

Per his request, no services will be held.

No obituary submitted.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

Richard Bains – Salem, OR

Richard Jay Bains

November 8, 1942 – March 9, 2016

Salem, Oregon

Private family services will be held at a later date.

No obituary submitted.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.



April 3, 1923 – March 2, 2016

Sublimity, Oregon

Leonard D. Foster was born in Turlock, California on the 3rd day of April, 1923. He passed away on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at the age of 92. The son of Percy and Anna Foster, Leonard was raised in Southern California. He served in the Army Air Corps during WWII. He was married to Doris Miller on June 28, 1947 in Monterey Park, California and they made their home in Red Bluff in 1955. Leonard drove truck for the lumber and cattle industry for over 45 years having retired at the age of 62. He continued working part time driving truck. He enjoyed gardening and spending time with his animals, especially horses, sheep, chickens, cats and dogs. They moved to Sublimity, OR in 2003. He was a member of the Assembly of God Church.

In addition to his beloved wife Doris of Sublimity, he is survived by his daughters Sharon (Randy) Wills of Albany, OR, and Janice (Dave) York of California; 5 grandchildren; and 20 great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held Friday, March 4th from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Weddle Funeral Chapel in Stayton. Memorial service Saturday, March 5 at 6:30 p.m. at Cascade View Free Methodist Church, 11677 Sublimity Rd SE in Sublimity.

Graveside Service will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in Red Bluff, California on March 12 at 11 a.m. followed by a potluck at 1:00 p.m. at Bethel Church, 625 Luther Rd. in Red Bluff.

Memorials may be made to the Assembly of God Church, Far East Broadcasting, or David Wilkerson Ministries.

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.

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.

Larry R. Bruce – Salem, OR

Bruce, LarryLarry Robert Bruce

September 22, 1943 – December 16, 2015

Salem, Oregon

Larry R. Bruce, 72 passed away in his home on December 16, 2015 at the age of 72. He was born on September 22, 1943 in Silverton Oregon to JD Bruce and Loraine ( Duchateau ) Bruce.

Larry resided in the Sublimity area his entire life. BrucePac as we know it today is the direct result of the passion Larry had for the meat business. Under Larry’s guidance the Company grew from the original location in Sublimity to locations in Silverton, Woodburn, Tres Rios Brazil and the most recent facility in Durant Oklahoma, which is scheduled to open in February of 2016. Larry will be greatly missed by all those fortunate enough to have known him.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents JD and Loraine and his  brother Perry. He is survived by his wife Gleidis; his sister Linda his son Robert and his wife Kimberly; grandchildren JD, Valeska, Jaaron and Alyvia.

Visitation will be  held Monday, Dec. 21st , 10:00 am – 6:00 pm at Weddle Funeral Chapel, 1777 N. Third Ave. , Stayton, OR. Funeral Mass will be held Tues. Dec. 22nd at 11:00 am at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Sublimity. Burial at Cemetery of Holy Angels. Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services. Online condolences to Weddle-Funeral.Com.


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.

Robert “Bob” J. Schumacher – Sublimity, OR

Schumacher, BobRobert “Bob” Joseph Schumacher

January 30, 1925 – November 19, 2015

Sublimity, Oregon 


SUBLIMITYRobert was born in and spent his entire life in Sublimity. He was the son of Irvin and Hilda (Starr) Schumacher. He graduated from St. Boniface Grade and High School. He was a farmer his entire life.

He was a lifetime member of St. Boniface Catholic Church in Sublimity. He was heavily involved in the business community throughout his life serving many years on local boards such as Sublimity Insurance Company, Stayton Telephone Company (SCTC), NORPAC, and Santiam Farmers Cooperative (WILCO). He also received several farming awards, most recently the Diamond Pioneer Award from Oregon State University in 2012.

Robert is preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy, on July 28, 2006. Robert is survived by his brothers Richard and Darrel; sisters Betty Minten and Jane Zuber and their spouses; brother-in-law Eldon Silbernagel; children Sharon (Phil) Seeger, David (Sue), Maureen (Kenneth ) Young, Tom (Rita), Gwen (Jim) Etzel, Kevin, and Brian (Stephanie); 24 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren.

Viewing will be at Weddle Funeral Chapel on Monday from 2 to 5 p.m. Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be conducted at 7 p.m. on Monday in the St. Boniface Catholic Church in Sublimity. Mass of the Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, November 24, also at St. Boniface Church. Burial will follow in the Cemetery of Holy Angels (St. Boniface Cemetery) adjacent to St. Boniface Church. Memorials in his memory may be directed to either the Aspire Program at Regis High School or St. Mary Elementary School.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.


Heidi Gehlen Millis – Sublimity, Oregon

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Heidi Gehlen Millis
January 6, 1922 – August 18, 2015
Sublimity, Oregon

Born in Biel, Switzerland to Christian and Clara Reich, Heidi’s family moved to Vernonia in 1924. There she attended grade and high school, then Benke Walkers Business College. She worked as a nanny and a bookkeeper. Heidi lived in Portland, Stayton, and Colorado before settling in Sublimity.

Another name for Heidi is “love”, and she exemplified love. As “mom” to many beyond her own children, her passing will leave an unfillable void in the lives of those she loved. She took inspiration from her passion for gardening, drawing beautiful cards to share with loved ones. Her garden of friends was as beautiful as her garden of flowers. Heidi always had a positive attitude and was known for making lemonade from the lemons of life.

She was preceded in death by husbands, William Gehlen and Philip Millis; son, Patrick; step-son Sean; and sister, Lottie. Heidi will be dearly missed by her children Michael (Linda) Gehlen, Margaret (Maurie) Watman, Joseph (Rosie) Gehlen, William Gehlen Jr, Mary (Gregory) May, Kristina (David) Butters; step-children Flip (Karen) Millis and Scott (Karen) Taylor; grandchildren Derek, Allison, Aron, Willy, Stefani, Bryce, Garth, Kyle, Cari, Leah, Justin, Julie, Jodie and Jacob; and numerous great-grandchildren.

Prayer Vigil August 27 at 7:00 p.m. and Mass of Christian Burial August 28 at 11:00 a.m., both at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Stayton. Rite of Committal, St. Mary Catholic Cemetery. Reception following services at Anthony Hall.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

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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.

LORAINE M. BRUCE – Sublimity, OR.

Bruce, Loraine

January 15, 1925 – December 4, 2014
Sublimity, Oregon

Our Mother passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family.  She was born in Sublimity to William and Mary Duchateau and lived in Sublimity all her life.  She attended Saint Boniface Grade School and High School.  Mom was preceded in death by her husband J.D. Bruce, brothers; Dennis and Duane Duchateau.  She is survived by sons; Larry Bruce of Salem, Perry Bruce of Sublimity, daughter; Linda Bruce of Portland, Grandchildren; Rob Bruce of Turner, Stacy Patterson of Bend, Eric Bruce of Salem, Joshua Bruce of Salem along with five great-grandchildren.  Visitation: Monday, December 8, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Weddle Funeral Chapel.  Funeral Mass: Tuesday, December 9, 2014   11:00 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Sublimity.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton, OR.

AUSTIN H. LOCKE – Stayton, OR.

July 6, 1923 – September 17, 2014
Resided in Stayton, Oregon

Locke, Austin (2)Stayton – Austin “Hugh” Locke was born in Marion, Oregon to Austin Calvin and Nona Locke. His ancestors were some of the earliest settlers to the Willamette Valley via wagon train on the Oregon Trail. He grew up in Buena Vista and Silverton, graduating from Silverton High School in 1942. Austin married Asella “Sally” on April 25, 1945 in Salem and together they raised 5 children. They moved to Grand Ronde in 1954, but resided most of their life in Salem. Austin served in the Pacific Theater of WWII as a staff Sergeant with the Marine Air Corps on Midway Island. He worked many years for the Oregon State Highway Department. He also worked as a heavy equipment operator, including his own logging and other wood products businesses. He also helped with design and did most of the land clearing for Elkhorn Valley Golf Course. Austin spent the last few years as caretaker of his grand-niece and nephew’s farm, “Doerfler Farms”. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and working outdoors. Austin greeted everyone with a great smile which will be Locke, Austinmissed by all. He kept Ducks and Beaver shirts in his closet to keep his “House Divided” children happy when they visited. Austin was preceded in death by his wife, Asella ”Sally” and sons Don and Monte. he will be greatly missed by his children, Gene (Cathi) Locke of Salem, Nancy (Claude “JR”) Cobb of Scio, and Keith (Kathy) Locke of St. Helens; “adopted daughter” Amy Doerfler Phelan; daughter-in-law Michelle Locke; grandchildren Troy, Tracy, Dawn, Sean, Kyle, Dustin, Meagan, Sterling, and Kristin; step granddaughters Amanda and Sara; 13 grandchildren; and siblings James Sr., George, Winona Steckley, and Harold. Contributions can be made to Willamette Valley Hospice or charity of choice. Memorial service Saturday, September 27 at 2:00 P.M. at St. Boniface Catholic Church and Cemetery in Sublimity, Oregon. Remembrance lunch following in rectory basement.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton, OR.


Baribeau, MaryMary M. Baribeau

May 31, 1921 – May 13, 2014

Mary was born in Stockton, California to Mary and Thomas Becker. The family moved to Oregon where Mary completed her education at Mt. Angel Academy. Mary served her country as a civil servant for the U.S. Dept. of the Navy at Tongue Point, Washington. There she met Ralph F. Baribeau and they married October 19, 1938 in Salem. She was a Farmer’s wife and homemaker. She worked at Stayton Cannery and later worked as a Resource Assistant with the Bureau of Land Management for 29 years. Her memberships include NARF, Lifetime member of Union Hill Grange, Stayton/Sublimity Garden Club, Marian Estate Auxillary, St. Boniface Alter Society, Turner Home Extension, Professional Secretaries Association and Cascade Foothill Squares. She is survived by her children: Robert T. (Michiko) Baribeau, Margaret M. (David) Gilbert-Atlhaus, Ronald R. Baribeau, John C. (Carl) Baribeau, Annette M. (Mark) Jensen, grandchildren: Sarah (Gilbert) Smith, Gabe Gilbert, Greg Gilbert, Monique Baribeau, Michelle (Jensen) Osborn, Josh Jensen, Jonathan Jensen, Twelve great grandchildren, One great great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph and son, Thomas J. Baribeau. Visitation: Friday, May 30, 2014 noon to 7:00 p.m. at Weddle Funeral Chapel. Rosary: Saturday, May 31, 2014 9:30 a.m. with Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. both at St. Boniface Catholic Church. Vault Interment at St. Boniface Cemetery of Angels. Contributions: St. Mary’s Grade School, Regis High School or St. Boniface Parish.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton, Oregon.


November 17, 1935 – January 14, 2014

 John was born and raised in Portland, Oregon.  He attended Holy Redeemer Catholic Grade School and graduated from  Columbia Prep High School.  He enlisted in the Navy shortly after and was assigned to the U.S.S. Lexington.  He obtained the rank of Hospital Medical Corpsman 2nd Class.  Returning to Portland after being honorably discharged in 1957, he met and married Mary O’Connor in 1960.  They moved to Corvallis in 1962 where John worked for Payless Drug Store as the manager of Sporting Goods for 17 years.  He then went to work for the City of Salem Parks Department as the Head Gardener and retired in 1997.  In his spare time he found great joy in fishing, gardening and travel.  He will be greatly missed by his wife, Mary with whom he celebrated 53 years of marriage, daughter; Theresa Beers, son; Brian Carskadon, 6 grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and his brother, Richard.  Memorial Mass at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Sublimity and Inurnment at Willamette National Cemetery is pending.  Contributions: Serenity Hospice. 

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.


SKMBT_C22413101013310_0001MARY  ANN  WILLIAMS

Feb. 15, 1923   †   Oct. 3, 2013



Mary “Ann” Williams passed away on Thursday, Oct. 3rd at her home in Arizona.  Ann was the daughter of John and Margaret Underwood.  She was born on Feb. 15, 1923 in Los Angeles, California.  She attended Business college and worked as a Typist-Stenographer for the Automobile Club of Southern, California.  She  enlisted in the US Navy and served during WWII, having received the American Area Campaign  and World War II Victory medals.  She was married to Edwin “Ed” Williams on March 8, 1947 in San Diego.   She had worked for the Board of Forestry as a Purchaser in the Supply Dept. for 25 yrs. before retiring.   They made their home in Aumsville. Her husband, Ed, preceded her in death on March 13, 2000.  Ann moved to Arizona in 2010 to be closer to her family.  Ann was a member of the Catholic Church,  VFW, DAR and she enjoyed camping, fishing, gardening, especially roses, and traveling.  She is survived by her children, Maggie (Tom) O’Brien of Sierra Vista, AZ, TK (Dorothy) Williams of Juneau, Alaska, John (Cheryl) Williams of Eastern Oregon; 3 grandchildren; and 5 great grandchildren.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Assoc. or to the St. Boniface Catholic Church.  Memorial Mass will be held on Thurs. Oct. 17th at 11:00 am at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Sublimity, OR. Interment to follow in St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery, Sublimity.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton, OR.


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June 6, 1952 – June 19, 2013

James was born in Salem, Oregon to Don and Eleanor (Doerfler) Blades.  He graduated from Regis High School in 1970.  He was a Farmer by choice and began by working with his father on the family farm.  As a young man he was active in the Knights of Columbus and Sublimity Harvest Festival.  He also was a member of AA which provided great support.  He is survived by his children: Lisa Blades, Travis Blades, Sara Powell, Jamie Vohs, Blaze Itzaina, siblings: Roger Blades, Wally Blades, Donetta Bunde, 8 grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Dennis.  A Memorial Mass will be Tuesday, June 25, 2013 1:30 P.M. at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Sublimity.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton, OR.

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