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Immaculate Conception Church notices – Stayton, Oregon

Marie Therese Fenwick – Sublimity, Oregon

Marie Therese Fenwick
December 11, 1930 – September 30, 2017
Stayton, Oregon

Marie Fenwick, age 86, of Stayton, Oregon, passed away Saturday, September 30th at McKillops Residence in Sublimity, Oregon.
Marie was born in Beverly, Massachusetts, and graduated from Beverly High School class of 1948. Marie was the last surviving child of the late William and Leonne (St. Jean) Patch. Marie’s college education included a 4 year teaching degree. In 1954 she traveled from Massachusetts to Mesa, Arizona, where she taught 2nd grade for 7 years. In 1961, Marie left Arizona and drove the Alcan Highway to pursue her teaching career in the new state of Alaska. In 1965 she met her husband C.J. Fenwick at the PTA. C.J. was a widower with four children. They were married later that year. After retiring, Marie and C.J. moved to Stayton in 1975 where they spent many wonderful years in the home they built in the Kingston Jordan valley outside of Stayton.
Marie was a devoted lifelong Catholic and developed many close friendships with the people of the Immaculate Conception Parish in Stayton. She also enjoyed golf and her friendships with the ladies of the Santiam Golf course. Marie was an accomplished artist and enjoyed the time spent applying her craft in her art studio. Marie was fiercely independent, uncompromising in her faith, and devoted to love of family, friends, and country.
Along with her parents and husband, Marie was preceded in death by her two brothers, Richard and Robert Patch, and her stepdaughter Patricia Nolan. Marie is survived by three stepchildren, Mike (Lace) Fenwick, John (Linda) Fenwick, Kelly (Ric) Salata, and many nieces, nephews, and grandchildren.
There will be a Prayer Vigil for Marie on Friday, October 13th at 10:00 a.m. followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at the Immaculate Conception Parish in Stayton, Oregon.
In lieu of flowers, donation can be made to the Immaculate Conception Parish at 1077 N Sixth Ave, Stayton, OR 97383. Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services. Online condolences at www.Weddle-Funeral.com.

MARIA REYES – Turner, OR

Maria  Reyes

November 17, 1931 – September 15, 2017

Turner, Oregon

 

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.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

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.

J. Ricardo Lizaola Regla – Stayton, OR

J. Ricardo Lizaola Regla

February 22, 1949 – September 12, 2017

Stayton, Oregon

A public visitation is scheduled for Thursday, September 14, 2017 from 11am to 7pm at Weddle Funeral Chapel. A rosary will be held on Friday, September 15, 2017 at 9:30am, Mass at 10:00 both at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Graveside will follow at St. Mary Cemetery. 

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

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Dorman Connally – Sublimity, Oregon

Dorman Connally

January 14, 1926 – April 29, 2017

Sublimity, Oregon

A graveside service will be held Friday May 12, 2017 at 1pm at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Stayton, Oregon.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

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Maria A. Sandoval de Lizaola – Aumsville, OR

Maria Ascension Sandoval de Lizaola

May 26, 1938 – January 1, 2017

Aumsville, Oregon

Viewing to be held on Thursday, January 5, 2017 from 10am-5pm at Weddle Funeral Chapel. Funeral Mass to take place on Friday, January 6, 2017 at 1pm at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Rite of Christian Burial to follow at St. Mary Cemetery.

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.

Joyce E. Kudrna – Stayton, OR

Joyce Elaine Kudrna

April 27, 1942 – July 10, 2016

Stayton, Oregon

Graveside service was held on Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 at Lone Oak Cemetery in Stayton.

No obituary submitted.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

Oscar Topete-Carrillo – Stayton, OR

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January 24, 1968 – June 13, 2016

Stayton, Oregon

A Funeral Mass was held on June 17, 2016 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Stayton followed by Rite of Interment at St. Mary Cemetery in Stayton.

No obituary submitted.

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.

Suzan Tucker-Sarver – Dallas, OR

Suzan Marie Tucker-Sarver

July 1, 1960 – March 3, 2016

Dallas, Oregon

A celebration of life was held at Calvary Chapel Church in Dallas, Oregon on April 9, 2016 with a reception following the service.

No obituary submitted.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

Wilbur Edward Grossman – Stayton, OR

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June 22, 1930 – February 4, 2016

Stayton, Oregon

Wilbur Grossman will finally get the rest he’s earned. Over the last 85 years, Wilbur (Jim to most) slowed but never stopped. He was born in Canute, Oklahoma, the youngest of 4 children to Lawrence and Ida Grossman. When one of your earliest memories is riding a horse to school as Wilbur did, you learn right then and there to take life by the reins. And so he did. At 16, all alone and with cotton seed bags to cover holes in the floorboard of his truck, Wilbur drove from Oklahoma to Oregon. There he met up with his father and older brother in Stayton.

Wilbur raised cattle, farmed and felled trees at a Tillamook timber camp. He then received notice that the US Army needed him. Wilbur Grossman was shipped off to Korea as a member of the 430th Engineer Construction Battalion. His unit was originally sent as part of the UN contingent to construct bridges, and that they did. Before heading home, Wilbur’s unit tackled a new assignment to build prison compounds and guard POWs on Koji-do Island. Along with others medals, Sergeant Grossman was awarded the Meritorious Unit Commendation for the unit’s contribution to ending POW riots on the island.

Upon his return from war, with both body and brawn intact, Wilbur built a house from the ground up. He worked hard and played hard. At a dance hall in Aumsville, he met Marilyn. They soon married and had a son, James; followed by a daughter, Karen. In 1956 Wilbur was hired at Frank Lumber Company where years later an unfortunate accident left his right leg crushed. For the next six months, he lay in a body cast waiting to heal, so he taught himself to knit. Yes, it is true. Wilbur Grossman could knit. He would give you the shirt off his back or if you preferred, he could knit you one. He returned to work at Frank’s then finally retired in 1994.

As happens to the best of us in our 80s, Wilbur’s pace slowed, but not his wit nor desire to help others. Until his final days in his earthly body, Wilbur helped his family and neighbors, mowed his lawn, cleaned the gutters, and brought in firewood to help warm the home he built 62 years prior. Wilbur Grossman knew what mattered — God, family, friends, a funny (usually clean) joke, and treating folks well. Every Sunday morning, you could find him sitting in a back pew at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church where he’d been a member for over 60 years.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Karen Grossman. He leaves behind his wife of 61 years, Marilyn; his son, James; 2 grandsons, Andrew and Jake; and his brother Jerome (Ike) Grossman, also from Stayton. On Thursday, February 4, 2016, God called down to Wilbur and said “Well done, my good and faithful servant. Come home. It’s time to get some rest.” And so he did.

Prayer Vigil – Rosary will be held Thursday, February 11th at 6:30 pm. Funeral will be Friday, February 12th at 1 pm. Both will be held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Stayton, Oregon.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

LESTER D. WALLACE – Show Low, AZ

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.

Edna Mae McDonald – Stayton, OR

Edna Mae McDonald

January 3, 1920 – December 28, 2015

Stayton, Oregon

Celebration of Life will take place at Willamette Memorial Park, 2640 Old Salem Rd NE in Albany, Oregon on Friday, April 29, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.

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.

Patrick D. Long – Jefferson, OR

Patrick Denis Long

May 10, 1958 – August 22, 2015

Jefferson, Oregon

Mass of Christian Burial to be held on Monday, August 31, 2015 at 1:00 PM at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Rite of Committal following at Belle Passi Cemetery in Woodburn, Oregon.

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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Stayton
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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.

ISAAC M. CALVO – Aumsville, OR.

Isaac M. Calvo

April 23, 1934 – September 29, 2014
Resided in Aumsville, Oregon

Calvo 1On September 29, 2014, Isaac Maratita Calvo Sr. peacefully started his journey into eternal life at the age of 80 in his Aumsville, Oregon home. He was surrounded by his wife and loving family. Born April 23, 1934 in Rota, Northern Mariana Islands, Isaac was a lifelong educator, mentor, brother, friend, and father figure to many. Isaac was an avid card player and loved having visitors into his home for a friendly game. He was indeed a modern day patriarch with a deep Christian faith that he practiced daily. Fond memories of Isaac will live on through all those who have been blessed by his wisdom and grace, which he exhibited through unlimited kindness and earnest humility. His heart and hands were always open to welcome anyone into his home or life.

His loving memory continues on with his wife of 58 years, Fidelia Mendiola Calvo, their 11 children and spouses, 29 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren:

  • Joseph – Claudia C. & Stefano Listella (Luca, Aidree), Tiffany M. Santos, Isaac, Jacob
  • Isaac Jr. & Ramona S. – Delia (JJ Barcinas Jr.), Griselda (Arianne), Ikelynn, Keona
  • Anthony & Bernadita G. – Travis, Broc
  • Michael (deceased) – Isaac, Zackery, Keilene, Christina
  • Patrick – Nicole, Noelle, Tatiana, Justin
  • Felix & Enterina A. – Jenaro, Jermane, Jelina
  • Clara C. & Bill Johnson – Alicia, Darren
  • Lucy Ann C. & Torrey Murphy – Alanna, Trevor
  • Thomas
  • Edward & Min Kyoung – Michael
  • Marian C. & Rodney Jones – Curran, Haley, Taylor

Viewing of Isaac M. Calvo will be held on Tuesday October 7 from 1PM to 6PM at the Weddle Funeral Home, 1777 N. Third Ave., Stayton, Oregon. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Wednesday October 8 at 1PM at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 1077 N. Sixth Ave., Stayton, Oregon, with burial immediately following. The family extends an invitation to celebrate Isaac’s new life at a reception at his residence in Aumsville after the service. On behalf of the family, we thank you for your loving thoughts and prayers.

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church http://www.immacstayton.org/

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton, OR.

Daniel M. Minten

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September 22, 1957 – June 18, 2014

Daniel Martin Minten was born in Stayton, Oregon to Edward and Dorothy Minten. He attended Stayton High School, where he belonged to the Drafting Club and Vocational Industrial Club of America, and won 1st place in a Sheet Metal Competition. He married Deniese on October 22, 1976 and they had 2 children; Lisa and Jeffrey. Dan lived and raised his children on a family farm between Scio and Stayton. He moved from that farm Stayton to Aumsville in 2005. Dan spent his entire adult life, 39 years, working for Amerimax in Stayton. He loved his job and was well liked by those he worked with. Dan always had a friendly smile and infectious laugh. He enjoyed fishing, RC cars, gardening, drag races, 4-wheelers, camping, watching Blazer games, and most of all he loved spending time with his family. Dan was a loving and devoted father and grandfather. He was a beloved son, husband, father, brother, uncle, and friend and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. A prayer vigil will be held on Monday, June 23 at 6:00 P.M. and Funeral Mass Tuesday, June 24 at 11:00 A.M. both at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Stayton. Dan will be laid to rest at Aumsville Cemetery. Memorial contributions to American Lung Cancer Society.

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church http://www.immacstayton.org/

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton, OR.

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JAMES “JIM” TRAEGER

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8/31/1935- 5/2/2014

James R. Traeger passed away on May 2, 2014 at the age of 78 in his home in Scio, Ore. where he lived for 54 years.

Jim was born on Aug. 31, 1935 to Joseph and Gladys Traeger in Timberlake, South Dakota. The family moved to Mount Angel, Ore. in 1936 where he grew up with his seven siblings who he remained close with throughout the years

He graduated from Mount Angel Prep in 1953 and went on to attend college at Oregon State University. He was a Marksman in the Oregon National Guard Reserve from July 1958- March 1966.

He met his wife Dorothy in 1957 on a blind date through his brother, Larry. They were married on Jan. 9, 1960 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mount Angel. In August 1960, they moved to Scio, Ore. where they raised five beautiful children. Jim was on the Scio Fire Board for 12 years and was heavily involved in the implementation of the new fire station. He was also on the St. Bernard Parish Church Council for 10 years.

He enjoyed watching sports and was often found on the sidelines coaching his children and grandchildren in basketball, baseball and football.

He is preceded in death by his father, mother, brothers Bernard Traeger, Vincent Traeger and Edward Traeger, and great granddaughter, Payslee. He is survived by brothers Joe Traeger, Larry Traeger, Louis Traeger, and sister Jeanette Gaug. His wife of 54 years Dorothy Traeger, three sons, Pat (Megan) Traeger, Mike (Rhonda) Traeger and J.R. (Jen) Traeger and two daughters, Lisa (Mark) Roth and Linda (Tony) Miller.  He is also survived by 19 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Prayer Vigil will be held Thurs. May 8th at 7:00 pm at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Stayton, OR.  Funeral Mass will be held on Sat. May 10th at 11:00 am at Our Lourdes Catholic Church, 39043 Jordan Rd. Scio, OR. Rite of Committal along with military honors to follow at Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery.

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church http://www.immacstayton.org/

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton, Oregon.

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