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Jose Jesus Lizaola-Guzman- Stayton, OR

Jose Jesus Lizaola-Guzman was born on July 10, 1931 in La Villita, Ameca Jalisco Mexico to Francisco Lizaola-Garcia and Maria Guadalupe- Guzman. Jose moved from Mexico to the United States when he was 16 years old. He married his wife Maria Sandoval in 1955 and they shared 64 years of marriage together until her passing in 2017. Jose worked on the railroad and later on got a job at Norpac where he worked for 23 years as a production worker. He retired from Norpac only 3 years ago because he enjoyed getting up early every morning and working hard. In addition to his work at Norpac, he also farmed in Burns raising cows and growing wheat. Besides working hard, Jose’s hobbies included playing the casino slots at Spirit Mountain, shopping and spending time with his family. He would often times tell his children stories of growing up and about his life. Family was incredibly important to Jose; he loved his children very much. Jose passed away peacefully at the age of 86 on April 16, 2018 surrounded by family. He is predeceased by his wife, Maria and son, Gilberto. Jose leaves behind a beautiful legacy of 11 children, Elena, Laura, Lupe, Ana, Rosalia, Elsa, Pilar, Adrian, Francisco, Miguel and Enrique; 51 grandchildren and 55 great grandchildren with 2 more on the way in addition to many other extended family members and friends. A visitation will be held on Thursday, April 18, 2018 from 11am until 9pm with a 7pm Rosary at Weddle Funeral Service, followed by a Christian Mass of Burial on Friday, April 20, 2018 at 11am in Immaculate Conception Parish 1077 N. 6th Ave Stayton, OR with burial to follow at St. Mary Cemetery in Stayton, OR. Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Service.


Gerald R. Waterman- Jefferson, OR

Gerald R. Waterman

Dec. 2, 1933 – April 14, 2018

Gerald R. Waterman passed away peacefully April 14, 2018 surrounded by family at the age of 84 in Stayton, Ore. Gerald was born Dec. 2, 1933 in Longmont, Colo., to Don and Minnie (Brock) Waterman.

After graduating from Coquille High School, Gerald worked at Coquille Plywood until he joined the United States Army in 1956. He was honorably discharged in 1962. He married Elaine Robertson Oct. 1, 1954 and they were happily married for 63 ½ years. For 30 years of his life, Gerald worked for the Coos County Road Department, he and Elaine lived in Coquille until retirement where they moved to the Willamette Valley in 1996.

Gerald loved to go fishing on the Coquille River and even until he passed would ask, “Do you still have my fishing pole?” He was an avid wood worker, who made wooden chests, windmills and even wood tulips. Gerald also was active playing softball with family. Through his entire retirement he enjoyed staying active, spending time with his family and was always there for his family in whatever way he could be. Anyone who knew Gerald knew he was a great man.

He was preceded in death by his baby daughter, Diane. He is survived by his loving wife, Elaine; son, Donnie (Tracy) Waterman; daughter, Debi (Doug) Thorpe; 11 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 21, at the Waterman family home. Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Service.

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Jacqueline “Jackie” Kerr- Salem, Oregon

Jacqueline Lee Kerr “Jackie” was born to her parents Joseph and Florence Hobson in Forest City Iowa, January 12, 1936. She later moved to Oregon where she met and married Paul Edward Kerr.

Jackie was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Salem, Oregon and was active in the church choir, assisted with the church newsletter, and was previously a deacon within her church community. She also spent her career working at the Department of Justice.

Jackie loved her family, her cats Annie and Josie, music, including playing the piano, singing, and listening to Frank Sinatra and other artists. Jackie also enjoyed tap dancing, crosswords, speaking French and Russian, and needle point; She was a member of a local chapter of the Willamette Needle Club and one year she won first place at the Oregon State Fair for her skills in needle point. She was also a previous member of Kiwanis club.

Jackie’s bling-bling style and enthusiastic personality was influenced largely on part by her Mother Flo and Aunt Reno. Jackie was a wonderful person, mother, grandmother and friend to many.

She was proceeded in death by her parents, her husband Paul Kerr, her aunt Reno, and her beloved brother Steve Hobson.

Jackie is survived by her son Mark Kerr, daughter’s Julie Mavis and Carolyn Egan; six grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

Jackie went to be with the Lord on March 15, 2018. She will be greatly missed on earth, but heaven received an angel.

A visitation will be held at 10:00 am, Wednesday, April 11, 2018 with a service to follow at 11:00 am in Belcrest Memorial Park Mausoleum. Weddle Funeral Service entrusted with arrangements.

Joe Michael Erwin- Salem, Oregon

Joe Michael Erwin was born on August 17, 1967 in Salem, Oregon to Brenda Erwin. He attended McKay High School, upon completion of his GED he began a long time career doing floor coverings in which he spent 30 years of his life excelling at everything from carpet to countertops. Joe was an incredibly gifted tradesman and really excelled at his craft. Eventually, Joe transitioned to a new field when he began a career with Landmark Pacific which he loved, Joe’s job took him to the top of steel building construction sites. He would travel all over to do this work and never minded being so high up.

Joe was also an adrenaline junkie who loved to sky dive, river fish and could literally work on anything whether it was cars or home repair items.

On his birthday in 1991 he married Annette Jones. Joe was incredibly close with his family, he was a true animal whisperer as there was never a dog he could not get along with and children were attracted to his kind and loving nature.

Joe passed away peacefully on April 1, 2018 in Sublimity, Oregon. He is preceded in death by his mother, Brenda Erwin and he is survived by his loving wife, Annette; his siblings, John Hayward, Jeff Hayward Jessie Vasquez and Nonnie Gore.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made in Joe’s name to Willamette Valley Hospice for loving care they gave him. Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Service.

Robert “Bob” Dale Kilby- Lyons, Oregon

Bob was born on March 12, 1943 in Duluth, Minnesota to Rayburn and Margaret (Fogel) Kilby. At age 11 he moved to California and then moved to Oregon in 1975.
At the age of 18, Bob joined the Air Force and became a flight line firefighter. On September 27, 1975 he married Terri Lou Altman in Silverton, Oregon.
For the last 25 years he settled in Lyons, Oregon. Bob became a journeyman welder and eventually became a welding inspector for nuclear power plants. He would travel all over to inspect the work on new construction as well as maintenance on running plants to ensure they were safe. In addition to traveling for his work he did spend time at Trojan as an employee. Later on, Bob became a specialty mushroom farmer, raising shiitakes.
Bob enjoyed many hobbies and activities; he was a Charter Member for Stayton’s Loyal Order of the Moose. He loved NASCAR, Karaoke and played Wii golf just about every day. He would spend time working on his property building a fish hatchery as well.
Bob passed away on March 29, 2018 in Salem, Oregon. He was preceded in death by his oldest brother Richard Kilby and leaves behind his wife, Terri Lou Kilby; 2 adult daughters; his siblings, his brother Warren Kilby and his faithful companion Maxwell. A private family service is planned for a later date.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made in Bob’s name to Stayton Moose Lodge PO Box 28 Stayton, OR 97383. Weddle Funeral Service entrusted with arrangements.

Robert “Bob” Dale Wright- Stayton, Oregon

Robert (Bob) Dale Wright was born May 30, 1937 in French Camp, near Stockton, California. He grew up in the Lebanon and Sodaville area in Oregon. Bob worked as a logger, truck driver and heavy equipment operator and was a hard worker in whatever he did. In his younger years, he enjoyed riding motorcycles and hunting and fishing. He really liked getting out on the water to fish with his friends. In his later years he spent a lot of time with his friend, Neldon Marker, fishing, visiting and sharing life together. Bob often said that Neldon was the son he never had. Bob will be remembered for his outgoing and fun-loving personality, always having a smile on his face. Once people met him, they always became his friend.


In the late 1990’s, Bob received Christ into his life, and began participating in weekly Bible studies with his pastor, Roger Pedersen, and friend Ron Kendall. Bob shared the bond of Christian brotherhood with people from various congregations where he learned to love God’s people and be loved in return. He grew in the grace and knowledge of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Bob enjoyed the fellowship in Christ in his last years with the brothers and sisters at the Stayton Seventh Day Adventist Church.


Bob was a friend with a servant’s heart, having ministered on behalf of many of you.  He also was on the receiving end of your love, and never forgot your kindness openly displayed toward him. May the Lord be praised, and may we each one prepare our hearts to finish strong in our walk with the Lord and each other.  His grace is sufficient for you!!


Bob was pre-deceased by his mother, Ilene Crane; step-father, Chuck Crane; his brother, Henry Lukinbeal and niece, Robin Banks. Bob passed away with his sister, Maggie, and friends gathered about him. He is survived by his sisters, Maggie Hamlin of Lincoln City, Oregon; Dotty Lawry, of Clarkson, Washington; brother Ed Crane of Fairview, Oregon; and friend Neldon Marker, of Lyons, Oregon; plus nieces and nephews.


A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date at the Stayton Seventh Day Adventist Church, 610 Fern Ridge Road, Stayton, Oregon.

Willard G. Scott- Sublimity, Oregon

Willard Gibson Scott was born on April 7, 1924 in Los Angeles, California to Winfield and Ola (Gibson) Scott. He graduated from Susan Miller Dorsey High School. After high school, Willard joined the United States Navy and served from 1942-1946 in Iwo Jima and Okinawa. After getting out of the military he did some commercial fishing for work. Later, he began a career as a heavy equipment diesel mechanic or as he would say, “anything in the dirt”. He married Lillie may Brinkman on February 3, 1950. They began a family and two boys, Allen and Wayne. Willard enjoyed riding in his dune buggies, building cars with his boys. In 1974 he moved to Harrisburg, Oregon and had a mobile repair business service truck. In 2006 Willard moved to Salem, Oregon and later on lived at Marian Estates where he passed away on March 26, 2018 in Sublimity, Oregon. Willard was a member of the Masonic organization for 62 years and enjoyed the fellowship from his Masonic brothers. He raised many Master Masons and attended their Sunday morning breakfast faithfully. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 3pm at the Turner Masonic Lodge with a reception to follow. Please visit the online memorial to leave condolences for the family at

Reducindo “Red” Chavez- Sublimity, Oregon

Born to Gertrude and Maximo in Chaperito, New Mexico on March 3, 1923. Red Chavez grew up on his family’s farm where he helped raise livestock, plant and harvest corn and beans. He went into the Army Air Corps in 1944 where he was an infantryman and worked on airplanes. Red was awarded the European African Middle Eastern Good Conduct Medal as well as the Purple Heart Medal. After his time in the service Red met Marystella at a dance club, Red was an amazing dancer and enjoyed it very much. They married on April 18, 1949 in Las Vegas, New Mexico and started their family. Red and Marystella were married for 63 years until her passing in 2011. Red worked as a printer and was a member of the loyal order of Moose for 28 years and the American Legion for 63 years. He was also an active member at his church in California Our Lady of the Sierra and served on the church board. Red moved to Oregon 11 years ago to be closer to family. He was a diehard 49’s and Giants fan, loved to RV travel but most of all time with family was most important. When his kids were younger he was their little league coach and Cub Scout leader for 10 years. Family was the most important thing in his life, Red will be remembered for his kind heart, as anyone who knew him loved him. Red passed away at the Lebanon Veteran’s Home on March 23, 2018 in Lebanon, Oregon. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, March 31, 2018 at Weddle Funeral Service in Stayton, Oregon. Red is preceded in death by his wife Marystella and a son Richard Chavez. He is survived by his children Hazel (Ken) Eckhardt, Jacob (Elpida) Chavez, Edwin Chavez and Sharon King, Thomas Chavez and Stephanie Worthington; 6 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made in Red’s name to or Moose Charities. Weddle Funeral Services entrusted with arrangements.


Tammy Lynn Green- Jefferson, Oregon

Tammy Lynn Green was born on May 16, 1975 in Welland, Canada. As a toddler, her family moved back to the states and she lived in California. Tammy graduated from Glendora High School in Glendora, California.

Seven years ago she moved from California to Jefferson, Oregon where she could be close to her family. Tammy loved to go karaoke with her brother, Danny. Her go to songs to sing were “Total Eclipse of the Heart” and “Purple Rain”. She had a beautiful voice and loved music. She would watch the television show The Voice with her mom as they enjoyed spending time together.

Tammy was an exceptional cook, she could make homemade Spanish rice, tacos, enchiladas and just about anything else.

She also enjoyed sports and was a true Raiders fan, she and her brother Danny had a good rivalry going because he was a devout Broncos fan.

Tammy and her spouse, Dan Wolf recently had celebrated their 6th anniversary together.

Tammy will be remembered for her kindness and thoughtfulness, even in the days she was very sick, she always thought of others and wanted to make sure they were okay. The quality time she had with her parents and family meant the world to her.

Tammy passed away at her home surrounded by the love of her family on March 17, 2018.

She is survived by her spouse, Dan Wolf; her daughters Savanna Rose Green and Marissa Rivas; her parents Clyde and Ellie Green; and her brother Danny Green.

Weddle Funeral Service entrusted with arrangements.


Edward “Ed” Earl Elmer- Mill City, Oregon

Edward Earl Elmer was born on December 17, 1952 in Lakeview, Oregon. He was adopted by Clyde and Grace (King) Elmer when he was two years old. He attended high school in Laguna Beach, California. After high school he became a journeyman and did sheet rock repair, painting and construction work. He eventually moved to Oregon and lived in Beavercreek, Molalla, Colton and moved to Mill City in 2002. Ed was an excellent cook and found himself working at the Mountain Edge. He remembered what his regular customers liked to order and would often have the food in the window before the waitress would even have an order in the window. He met his wife Roxie Ann Adams while at work, when she was playing pool with her girlfriends. They married on July 17, 2004 in Gates, Oregon. Ed was a member of the Eagles and at one time held the position of Sergeant at arms. He also was a member of the Moose Lodge and would volunteer with both associations to cook at their dinners. Besides being a member of his fraternal organizations, Ed enjoyed the outdoors whether it was fishing, hiking, camping, hunting deer or spending time in the mountains. Ed passed away on March 9, 2018 at his home in Mill City after a long term illness. He is survived by his loving and caring wife, Roxie Ann Elmer; a brother, Raymond “Twister” Heller of Congress, AZ and a sister, Tonina Lamore of Provo, Utah. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to the Staff of Weddle Funeral Service.

Thomas Cole Jr – Mill City, OR

Tom is the beloved first born of Thomas Francis Cole Sr. and Joyce Marie Sullivan Cole. Tom was born on October 29, 1954 in Boise, Idaho. His Cole lineage goes all the way back to early settler James Cole (1633) of Plymouth Mass.

Tom was a loving husband, father and friend. He passed away at age 63 on March 9, 2018 at his home in Mill City, Oregon.

He is survived by his wife Nancy Ann Sobanski Cole, his mother Joyce, his brothers Randall and Mark, and his three sons Thomas Francis Cole III, Christoffer Wood Cole and William Sullivan Cole.

Tom gravitated towards music early in life and his love for it affected everyone around him. For over 40 years he performed with his best friend, Joe, in the successful duo “Stoddard and Cole”. He was an esteemed member of The Orpheus Club of Philadelphia for over 20 years and sang in many choirs. On top of his love for performance, he was a gifted music teacher adored by his students.

Tom met his beloved wife Nancy in July of 1994 country line dancing at the KP Corral. They married on June 29,1996 in Radnor, PA, and over the years made several places their home including Phoenixville, Valley Forge and Dauphin, PA. For the past 7 years, they have found their paradise in Mill City, OR.

Beyond the music, Tom will be known for his incredible heart, which he openly wore on his sleeve, his sky blue eyes that could brighten a rainy day and a smile that held dimples he would consistently brag about.

To all who knew and loved him; he will be missed, but always around. You may find him in the least suspected or most obvious of places, because that’s Tom. Arrangements entrusted to the Staff of Weddle Funeral Service.

Visitation- Friday, March 16, 2018, 6-9 PM                                         Weddle Funeral Service 1777 N. Third Ave. Stayton, OR 97383

Services- Saturday, March 17, 2018, 11AM                                                     St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church 3295 Ladd Ave. NE Salem, OR 97301

Burial- Saturday, March 17, 2018, 1:45PM, Fairview Cemetery, Gates, OR (For Immediate Family Only)

Reception- Saturday, March 17, 2018, 3:00PM, The Cole Residence (All are welcome to join)

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to: Santiam Hearts to Arts (H2A), Save Our Bridge or Fairview Cemetery

Iven “Smitty” Smith- Mill City, Oregon

“Smitty” Iven Smith was born on April 20, 1932 in Portland, Oregon to Ben and Florence (Sorrels) Smith. He passed away surrounded by family on February 22, 2018 at his home in Mill City, Oregon after a long illness at the age of 85. Smitty honorably served his country during the Korean War. Upon getting out of the service, Smitty worked many jobs that included building or working on engines. He even built the very home he lived in. Smitty enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson and even took an 18,000 mile trip on it through North America. After he met his wife, Nannette they would go riding together. Smitty also enjoyed camping, fishing and going for rides in the country or cruising the gut in his 1969 Dotson Roadster convertible. For many years during spring vacation, He, Nannette and their children would go camping in the mountains. Smitty was predeceased by his son Bart and is survived by his wife Nannette; children, Greg Smith, Rusty Smith and Penny Terry; step children, Wendy Schroeder and Scott Sitsler in addition to 14 grandchildren. The family plans for private services at Wilderville Cemetery in Grants Pass, Oregon at a later date.


Gladys C. Porter- Sublimity, Oregon

Gladys Chrisman Porter was born Gladys Chrisman on February 17, 1915 to George and Pearl Chrisman on the family farm near Stayton, Oregon. Gladys passed away February 20, 2018 having attained the age of 103 years. Gladys graduated second in her class from Stayton High School in 1933. She married Wilbur Porter in 1937 and had two sons, Stephen in 1942 and Miles in 1949. She was predeceased by Wilbur and is survived by her two sons.

Gladys was well known in the downtown Stayton business community having helped her husband run his business before and during World War Two. She continued in this roll after the war in the Porter and Lau partnership and did not retire until her 80th birthday in 1995. She was well known to Stayton teenagers as Mrs. Porter “the record lady” as she ran the shop’s music department. Perhaps three generations of teenagers stopped by after school to listen to the latest popular phonograph records (later cassettes and CDs), and sometimes to buy them. Gladys often served as advisor and confidant to Stayton’s young people. Many commented on her knowledge of music.

Gladys was an avid gardener and was still active until she was about 85. She continued to grow roses and tomatoes in pots until she was in her 90’s. Many family members and friends mourn her. A private memorial service will be held at Wisner Cemetery on Wednesday March 7th at 2 pm.

“Jinny” Virginia C. Bange- Aumsville, OR

A service will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 4pm at Stayton Seventh-day Adventist Church for Virginia C. Bange who passed away on February 24, 2018 at the age of 95. Jinny was born on December 22, 1922 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Clyde and Maude (Young) Le Fevre. She was the eldest of 6 other siblings. Growing up the family had a large vegetable garden and sold their extra produce at a roadside stand. This was most likely the beginning where Jinny grew to love plants and gardening. While a senior in high school, Jinny met her future husband William “Bill” Bange. They married on June 1, 1941. This was a special day for two reasons, in the morning she became a baptized member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and in the evening was married. Jinny and Bill were incredibly faithful, and volunteered as Pathfinder Leaders for 30 years. Ginny worked as a treasurer for her church for over 30 years as well. Jinny helped Bill with his logging/sawmill business, but her main focus was being at home with her children. Throughout her life she continued to garden, and was an avid reader. Eleven years ago she made a decision to move from the East Coast to Aumsville, Oregon to live with her daughter. Jinny loved the Pacific Northwest and made this her home. Most recently Jinny was a part of the Red Hat Association. She will be remembered by all who knew her for a bright smile. She was pre-deceased by her husband, William and son James. She is survived by her children, Rosalie Liljeros, Wanda (Cliff) Carpenter, Timothy (Sidra) Bange, Joseph (Leona) Bange; 3 sisters, Mary Bensel, Julie Bare and Lillian Moul. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made in Jinny’s name to Adventist World Radio or Willamette Valley Hospice. Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Service.

Alva Brown- Lyons, OR

Mr. Brown passed away peacefully February 10, 2018, in his home, with his family by his side. He was born on August 20, 1932, in Snyder, Nebraska to Alva Ellis and Emma Pauline (Klintworth) Brown. He lived in Nebraska until 1937 when his family moved to Scappoose, Oregon. He graduated from Scappoose High School in 1950. In 1951, he attended Willamette University until he joined the United States Army in 1952, serving in Korea with the 101st Signal Battalion. He was honorably discharged in 1954, earning the Korean Service Medal, United Nations Medal, National Defense Medal and a Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation. Alva then returned to Willamette University. He studied Physical Education and Sociology receiving his B.A. Degree in Sociology from Willamette in 1958. While attending the university, Alva married Eleanor M. (White). They had four children together and were married for 28 years. Alva was then married to Bernice(Baurer) (Moll) of Silverton, Oregon from 1985 until his death (33 years). As a young man Alva excelled at sports; playing high school football, baseball, and in State Basketball Championship games. He played college baseball for Willamette University, and the U.S. Army. He tried out for the Salem Senators Minor League team(hoping to be drafted to play for the Major League), however an injury ended his baseb all career, so he began his journey as a teacher and coach. Later as a coach he led Serra Catholic High School to the State Championship for both baseball and football in 1965-66. Additionally, he coached the East-West Shrine Game in 1966. Alva lived in Scappoose, Salem, Gresham, Turner and Sublimity with his last residence being in Lyons, Oregon. He was a teacher of geography, history, and driver’s ed., coached football, basketball and baseball, was an athletic director, vice principal and principal. He taught at MacLaren Boy’s School, Serra Catholic School (Blanchet), Reynolds High School, Cascade Junior High School, Cascade Union High School, Kennedy High School, and retired from Henley H.S. in 1994. He was a member of the American Legion. Alva loved his sports, following the weather forecast,and working on his farm raising cattle and chickens. He was a loving father to his children and grandchildren and their families. He cared passionately for other people too. Until late in life he would recall stories about his students and friends, remembering them all by name. He and Bernice spent many years enjoying their farm and their lives surrounded by their combined families. He was preceded in death by his parents; his sisters, Dorothy and Gladys; his daughter, Kimberlee Brown and his step son, Jeff Moll. Alva is survived by his wife Bernice; children, Kevin (Lisa-Anne) Brown, Korrine (Bob) Slyh, Julie (Curtis) Farrell; step-children, Greg Moll, Kevin Moll, Stacey Moll, Cheryl (Jim) Ebner, Jonathan (Stephanie)Moll; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; 12 step-grandchildren; sister, Pauline Ball; and nieces and nephews who he loved dearly. In lieu of fl owers, donations can be made to either Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Foundation or St. Boniface Catholic Church. Services were held at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Sublimity. Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Service.


Mathew J. Rahberger – Salem, OR

Mathew James Rahberger

October 26, 1979 – December 28, 2017

Salem, Oregon

Services to be held at a later date.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

Shannon A. Orr – Stayton, OR

Shannon Arthur Orr

November 5, 1964 –

December 8, 2017

Stayton, Oregon

Shannon was born on November 5th, 1964 in Salem Oregon to Arley and Delores Orr.
He resided in Stayton Oregon where he raised 4 children. Shannon was known for his genuine personality and love for his children and grandchildren. He will forever be loved and missed by all who knew him.
Shannon left this earth on December 8th, 2017. He is survived by his Father: Arley Orr. Brother: David Orr. Wife: Debbie Orr. Children: Brandi Etzel, Brandon Orr, Brittney Keys, Courtney Barringer, Bryce Orr and several adoring Grandchildren: Macy, Justin, Lilianna, Collin, Lindsay, Haven, Emma and Easton.
A celebration of life will be held on January 6, 2018 at 2PM at his youngest daughter Brittney’s home: 314 SW Kingwood Ave Mill City, Oregon.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.


Donna K. Unger-Hayton – Keizer, OR

Donna Kay Unger-Hayton

December 22, 1949 – December 5, 2017

Keizer, Oregon

Donna K. Unger-Hayton, 67, passed away on December 5, 2017. Donna was born on December 22, 1949 in Centralia, Illinois to John Bryson Sr. and Dorothy Louise Bryson, Née Smith. She was one of six children. Donna was born in Illinois but raised in Oregon. She graduated from Harrisburg High School in 1968, home of the Eagles. While living in Harrisburg, Donna’s foster parents (Ray and Sue Wasson) owned and operated a pizza parlor where she worked as a part-time manager. In April of 2002, Donna married the love of her life, Scottie Hayton. Donna had a true love for all animals throughout her life. She always had an animal by her side. Donna will be dearly missed by those who knew and loved her.

Donna is survived by her Brothers; John S. Bryson Jr. of Washington, twin brother Don Bryson of Salem, Oregon, and Bill J. Bryson of California, Sisters; Marie (Etta) Brown and Bonnie Sheridan, both of Keizer, and Barbara Bryson. She was preceded in death by her parents and her beloved husband, Scottie Hayton.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 12pm at Weddle Funeral Chapel. A graveside service will follow at City View Cemetery in Salem. Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

Linda A. Davis – Bend, OR

Linda Ann Davis 

January 30, 1947 – November 2, 2017

Bend, Oregon

Linda was born in Los Angeles, raised in Chatsworth, California. Linda moved to the Willamette Valley in 1973. She was a wonderful and caring mother to 7 children. A dedicated and devoted grandmother to 19 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Linda went home to be with the Lord on all Souls day due to a car accident. Linda dedicated her life to caring for others and was a second mother to all that knew her. She will be missed until we meet again. A Funeral service will be held at on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at Stayton Christian Church at 11:00am (189 Washington ST. Stayton, OR 97383). Reception to follow. Graveside service will take place at 1:45pm at Lone Oak Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

Mardell L. Barnett – Salem, OR

Mardell L. Barnett

June 11, 1924 – October 18, 2017

Salem, Oregon

Mardell (Johnston) Barnett, aged 93, passed away peacefully on October 18, 2017 in Salem surrounded by family. Mom was born on June 11, 1924 in Portland to Charles and Leah Johnston. She grew up in St. Helens, spending her summers in the woods around Vernonia. In 1943 she attended a USO dance in Seaside where she met her future husband, Edward Barnett. They hit it off and were married on February 11, 1944 in San Francisco before dad shipped out to the war in the Pacific Theater. After Dad’s return in 1945, they moved to Houston where Don and Sandie were born. In 1948 they moved back to St. Helens where they welcomed Artie, Judy, and Vickie. Moving again in 1955 to Redmond, they were blessed with three more children; Cheryl, Kevin, and Greg. Living in Redmond for the next 20 years, Mom spent her time between family, her garden, and enjoying the many outdoor opportunities. In 1975 the family moved to Stayton where she spent many happy years with her family and her flower garden. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and son, Artie. She is survived by her children; Don and wife Cindy, Sandie, Judy, Vickie and husband John, Cheryl and husband Dominic, Kevin, Greg. Twelve grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at Lone Oak Cemetery at 2:00PM.

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.

Weddle Funeral believes we achieve "Best" Funeral Home awards 4 years in a row for Salem (OR.) by providing outstanding Burial Services along with Cremation, Cremation and Funeral Planning and of course the Funeral Services.