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Turner Oregon Funeral 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.

Florence “Judy” Larson – Turner, OR

Florence Ardyce Larson


June 4, 1940 – June 16, 2017

Turner, Oregon

F.A. “Judy” Larson passed away peacefully on June 16, 2017. She is survived by her loving husband, Bruce Hildreth and children, Jim Brooks, Korel Haglund, Cheryl Sorenson, and her grandchildren and great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 11am at Weddle Funeral Chapel.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

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Vern Fredrick McDuffy – Turner, Oregon

Vern Fredrick McDuffy

June 11, 1938 – April 20, 2017

Turner, Oregon

Services are pending at this time.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

Donald O. Brinlee – Turner, OR

Donald O. Brinlee

December 29, 1937 – March 23, 2017

Turner, Oregon

Donald was the seventh child born to Leva L. and Sarah Ethel Brinlee. He was a master of all trades including tree-topping, gas station attendant, grocery store clerk, worked for Tom’s candy, built houses, you name it, he did it! He married Mildred Louise Carpenter on April 23, 1957. At the age of 21 he opened his first business, “Don’s Market” on Portland Road in Salem. He also operated Don’s Ditching Service. He sold the grocery stores in 1974 to purchase Turner Gravel. In 1992 he sold Turner Gravel and started his business of Brinlee Excavating. He later opened “I-Jive” coffee shops in Turner and Salem. He and his wife Mildred are owners of Twin Oak Cemetery in Turner. Don was a loving, ambitious, self-motivated, and successful business man, who very much loved his wife and family, but most of all he loved the Lord.

Don is survived by his wife Mildred Brinlee of Turner; sons Donald Eugene Brinlee of Turner, John Dale Brinlee of LaGrande, David Oral (Becky) Brinlee of Turner, Robin Lynn (Tammy) Brinlee of Salem; brothers Alton Paul Brinlee of Lodi, CA and Aubrey Lee (Pat) Brinlee of Lockfort, CA; sisters Lillie (Cedell) McDonald of Bakersfield, CA and Etta Lou (Wayne) Hastings of Malin, OR; 15 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Little Roy Irvin, Dick, and Leonard; and sisters Ada and Dottie.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 4 p.m. on Friday, April 7 at Church on the Hill, South Campus.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

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Wanda M. Wendt – Turner, OR

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April 12, 1935 – December 4, 2016

Turner, Oregon

Wanda Wendt, 81, passed quietly at home on December 4 in Turner. Wanda was born in Beechton, OK. She attended Turner Elementary and graduated Salutatorian from Cascade High School in 1953. She married George Pearson of Turner in 1955, who passed suddenly in 1958. As a young widow and mother of two, she earned her teaching degree from Oregon College of Education in 1963. That same year she married AlRoy Wendt of Grandview, WA. Al and Wanda lived and taught in Oregon and for the Department of Defense Dependents Schools in Japan and Germany for many years and loved every new adventure. Al passed in 1994 after 31 years of marriage.

Wanda was a talented pianist, a dedicated teacher and a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She loved to travel. She was proud of her Oklahoma roots. She treasured family and friends, adored her grandchildren and loved her God. She loved the sound of a piano, a slice of pie and sharing a good cup of coffee. She was kind, caring, funny and smart. We are all better for having known her. She was loved and will be missed.

Wanda is survived by daughter Debra Tripp of Turner, son Gene Wendt (Connie) of Olympia, WA, daughter Denise Wendt of Cottage Grove and daughter Nori Wendt Cash (Jay) of Roy, WA. She is also survived by four grandchildren – Tyler Wendt (Ashley) of Salem, Patrick Cash of Tacoma and Ian and Emma Cash of Roy, WA.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Willamette Valley Hospice, Habitat for Humanity, Marion-Polk Food Share and Christ the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Funeral services by Weddle Funeral Services. Viewing to be held on Thursday, December 15, 2016 from 9am to 4pm at Weddle Funeral Chapel. Funeral Service on Friday, December 16, 2016 at 11am at Christ the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Salem, Oregon. Graveside Service following at 2pm at Lone Oak Cemetery, Stayton, Oregon.

Katirina G. Yakis – Turner, OR

Katirina “Kathy” Gordei Yakis

December 3, 1977 – November 10, 2016

Turner, Oregon

Private family services to be held at a later date and time.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

Gladys S. May – Beaverton, OR

Gladys S. May

Nov. 29, 1919 – Oct. 25, 2016

Gladys May was born on November 29, 1919 to Jack and Sophia Magel in Winnepeg, Canada.  She passed away on October 25, 2016 at the age of 96.  As a child, Gladys came to the United States with her parents.  She had worked as a meat wrapper for Safeway, albertsons and Big C Markets in Portland before retiring in 1980.  She has lived in Broadmead, Amity, Salem, Portland, Eugene, Medford, Belknap Hot Springs, Newberg and (Charbonneau) Wilsonville before moving to Beaverton in 2010.  She enjoyed traveling and gardening.  She is survived by her sons, Michael and Randy Sikorski; daughter, Stephanie Brown; brother, Jack Magel; sisters, Rhoda Hollway, Lou Temple and Sylvia Phillips; 7 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held Sat. Oct. 29th at 11:00 am at Lincoln Memorial Chapel 11801 SE Mt. Scott Blvd. Portland.

Interment will follow at Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery.



Donald D. Lyda – Turner, OR

Donald Duane Lyda

August 29, 1937 – July 27, 2016

Turner, Oregon

Private family services to be held at a later date. Private interment in Lone Oak Cemetery, Stayton.

No obituary submitted.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

Jason D. Monahan – Portland, OR

Jason David Monahan 

September 4, 1972 – May 31, 2016

Portland, Oregon

Viewing was held on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at Weddle Funeral Chapel.

Graveside Service with Military Honors on Monday, June 13, 2016 at Willamette National Cemetery. 

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.


Keith S. Sorensen

October 30, 1933 – March 19, 2016

Turner, Oregon

Memorial Service will be held Sat. April 2nd at 2:00 pm at Turner Christian Church, Turner.

Graveside service will be held at Twin Oaks Cemetery, Turner.

No obituary submitted.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

Mildred L. Woodward – Turner, OR

Mildred Louise Woodward

December 23, 1932 – March 4, 2016

Turner, Oregon

Celebration of Life was held at Church of God of Prophecy in Aumsville, Oregon on Saturday, April 2nd, 2016. Private interment in Jefferson Cemetery.

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.




Eleanor May McDougal

May 4, 1927 – January 23, 2016

Turner, Oregon

Eleanor M. McDougal was born in San Diego, California on the 4th day of May, 1927. She passed away on Saturday, the 23rd of January. She was 88. The daughter of Leslie and Ella Thornton. Eleanor  was raised in California and met Don while he was serving in the Navy and they  married to  on Oct. 17, 1948 in Yuma, Arizona. They made their home in California  before moving to Salem and then to Turner in 1959. She was a homemaker and enjoyed working on their property and loved music and dancing. She is survived by her beloved husband, Don; children, Dorothy Marruci,  Mike McDougal, Gloria Whitfield, Thelma Predmore, Larry McDougal,  Brian McDougal; grandchildren, Kurt, Taylor, Michael, Kate, Lisa, Jake, Vicky, Tammy, Bobby, Lori, Samantha, Tracy, Larry Jr., Jennifer and Carrie;  and 21 great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Kyle Ann; and brothers, Gilbert, Albert, Roy and Fred.

Visitation will be held Thursday, January 28th from 12:30 pm to 1:00 pm followed by Funeral service at 1:00 pm at the Foothills Church, Stayton. Interment will follow at Restlawn Memory Gardens, Salem. Memorials may be made to the Foothills Church, Stayton.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

Frieda D. Bladorn – Turner, OR.

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Frieda D. Bladorn

Dec. 4, 1934 – Jan. 19, 2016

 Turner, Oregon


Frieda Bladorn was born in Hardy, Nebraska on December 4, 1934 to Dale and Hazel Patterson. She passed away on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at home in the care of her family. She was 81 years old.

Frieda moved with her family to Salem in 1946. It was in Salem that she met Richard “Dick” Bladorn, who, on April 14, 1952 became her loving husband. Together they raised five children.

Frieda worked at American Trust Banking in San Francisco, First National Bank in Portland, and the SAIF building coffee shop in Salem. After retirement, she and Dick volunteered with the Mobile Missionaries Assistance Program for 14 years. She enjoyed traveling, baking and spending time with her family and friends. She was “Gramma” to not only her own grandchildren, but the friends of her grandchildren too. She welcomed them all as her own. She was very active with Calvary Baptist Church in Salem, where she was a longtime member. Her church family gave her much joy and she was well known there for her cookie contribution to any event that required cookies!

Frieda is survived by her husband of 63 years, her five children, 15 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, her brother Don, sister Dee, and many extended family members. She was preceded in death by her sister Linda.

A celebration of life will be held at Calvary Baptist Church, 1230 Liberty St. SE, Salem, on February 6, at 12:30 PM.

Contributions in her memory may be made to:

Rainbow Acres

2120 Reservation Loop Road

Camp Verde, AZ 86322-8408


Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

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.

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

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.

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