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Alva Brown- Lyons

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.

SHARON A. FRICHTL – Sublimity, OR

 

Sharon A. Frichtl

September 2, 1937 – July 6, 2017

Sharon was born in the historic Brown House, formerly Stayton Hospital, to Hubert and Mary Meyerhofer. She participated in drama during high school, graduating from St. Boniface in 1955. Sharon married Jim Frichtl on October 12, 1957, and together they raised their son Aaron. She started her career working for the State of Oregon before moving on to Bishop’s Clothing Store in Salem. Sharon later worked as a teller for First National Bank and then for Home Federal Savings, both in Stayton. She moved on from there to work at The Stayton Mail as well as Our Town, which she was part owner/founder of. She truly cared about her clients in advertising, and it showed. Sharon enjoyed shopping and gardening and was a fun-loving person. She will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by so many.

Sharon was preceded in death by her parents and brothers Ted and Andrew. She is survived by her husband of almost 60 years, Jim, her son Aaron, her grandson Zalen, and her brother David. A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, Jul 23, 2017, at 4:00 p.m. at the Stayton Seventh-day Adventist Church on Fern Ridge Road. Arrangements entrusted to Weddle funeral Services. Online Condolences at Weddle-Funeral.com.

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Laurena M. Dukes – Dallas, OR

Laurena Mae Dukes

June 18, 1927 – November 27, 2016

Dallas, Oregon

Laurena Mae Dukes, 89, went to Heaven on November 27, 2016. Rena was proceeded in death by her husband Travis, her sons Alan and Steve, and her brothers and sister-in-laws. She is survived by her daughter Mary Lock and husband Wes; her daughter Carol De Ridder and husband Larry; Grandchildren Travis Lock, Ray Lock and wife Shanna, Justin Dukes and Brook Dukes, Great-grandchildren Logan Lock and Cheyanne Lock, and many nieces and nephews. 

Rena spent the last 8 years of her life at Dallas Retirement Village, where she enjoyed spending time with her many friends. She also enjoyed attending Grace Baptist Church in Dallas, Oregon.

Friends are invited to a Memorial Service on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 2pm at Grace Baptist Church, 1855 E Ellendale, Dallas, Oregon.

Paul F. Newton – Aumsville, OR

Newton, Paul

Paul F. Newton

November 7, 1961 – August 15, 2016

Aumsville, Oregon

Graveside Service to be held on Friday, August 19, 2016 at 2:00pm at Lone Oak II.

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.

Richard Johnston – Salem, OR

Richard Fendall Johnston

October 28, 1936 – March 9, 2016

Salem, Oregon

In honor of Richard’s request, no services will be held.

No obituary submitted.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

BETTE A. BALDWIN – Pine River, MN

Bette A. Baldwin

September 26, 1922 – February 5, 2016

Pine River, Minnesota

Bette A. Baldwin of Pine River, Minnesota, formerly of Mehama, Oregon, and Manassas, VA., passed away peacefully of natural causes early Friday morning, February 5th at the age of 93. She had been a resident at the Good Samaritan Society Care Center following the gift of several days of love and support from her family, the Good Samaritan staff, and the hospice care team.

Bette Arlone Darter was born on September 26, 1922, in Cabool, Missouri, the daughter of David Franklin and Bessie Mae (Green) Darter. She was the fourth of five daughters and one son, all previously deceased. Eventually, the family settled in Miami, Oklahoma , where Bette graduated from Miami High School in 1941, a time when World War II was in its third year and escalating. Bette worked at a bakery giving her mother one half of her earnings every week. One day her mother handed back to her an envelope containing all the money she had received from Bette and told her it was time to follow her older sister and go to California to support the war effort.

Bette worked in the ship yards for Matson Shipbuilding Company where she met her future husband, Bill Baldwin. While on leave, Bill and Bette went to Reno, Nevada and on November 16, 1943, they became husband and wife. Bill was shipped out to a Naval base in Hawaii following the attack on Pearl Harbor while Bette lived with her new in-laws in California until Bill was discharged October 21, 1945, from the Navy.

Following the War, they settled in Redwood City, CA, where all four of their children were born. They are: Jill, Becky, Dennis and Grant. Bette and Bill lived in several states during the next 25 years until 1969 when they settled in Half Moon Bay, CA . Besides the ship yards, Bette’s employment settings included positions in retail and manufacturing. (Parker Hannifin Corporation).

As they approached retirement age, Bette and Bill purchased a convenience store/bait shop in Gates Oregon. This change was followed by many active years involved with the church, quilting, becoming Master Gardeners, traveling to see grandchildren, and enjoying the Oregon parks and scenery.

Bill died in 1991, and in 1997 Bette moved to Manassas, VA, to live near her oldest daughter Jill Freeman. In 2012 Bette moved to Pine River where she has resided at the Good Samaritan Society, in order to be close to son, Bill, and daughter, Becky.

Bette is survived by her daughter Jill, (Bob) Freeman of Manassas, VA; Rebecca Baldwin ( Rev. Paul N. Svingen), of Backus, MN; son William Dennis Baldwin (Penny) of Pillager, MN; and son Grant Baldwin (Kathy) of Athens, OH.

Also surviving Bette are eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren: granddaughter, Sherry Freeman (Michael Davis) parents of great-grandsons, Jared and Joshua; grandson Mark Freeman (Jennifer), parents of great-grandchildren Korin, Jody, and Gilli ; grandson Randy Koppenhaver (Melissa) Koppenhaver, parents of great-grand-children Peyton, Brenna and Kenzie; granddaughter Kristy Pizzuto (Lee); grandsons Kurt and Jeremy Baldwin, and granddaughters, Kelsey and Alana Baldwin. Bette is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Memorial donations may be made to the Good Samaritan Society, Box 29, Pine River, MN (Residents Activity Fund) or to Gates Community Church, 40070 Gates School Road, Gates, Oregon 97346.

A memorial service for Bette was held on Monday, February 8, 2016 at 1:00 pm at the Good Samaritan Society of Pine River, MN. A funeral service will be held for Bette at 11:00 am, Saturday, February 20, 2016 at the Gates Community Church in Gates, Oregon. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery, Gates, Oregon.

Arrangements are by Dennis Funeral Home, Walker, MN & Weddle Funeral Services, Stayton, OR

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 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.

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.

LARRY D. KNEE – Salem, OR.

Larry D. Knee
November 4, 1948 – January 1, 2015
Salem, Oregon

Knee, Larry DeanLarry D. Knee, age 66, passed away on January 1, 2015, with his wife and family members around him.

Larry is survived by his wife Dianna G. Darst, his children, Carey Palmer, Leslie Fisher, Tim Knee, and Christie Darst, his siblings, Steve and Kay Knee and Debbie and David Martin, and his grandchildren, Caitlin and Chloe Fisher, and Zoey and Jayce Davis.

Larry was born November 4, 1948 in Portland, Oregon to Carl and Gladys Knee. Larry’s father worked for the state highway department, so the family made their home in several cities around Oregon (Cottage Grove, Sutherlin, Gold Beach, Brookings, Coquille, and several more) before settling in Milwaukie. He graduated from Milwaukie High School in 1966. Larry attended Portland State after graduation, and was drafted into the United States Army in 1968.

Larry served in the Military Police Corp, attaining the rank of Specialist 4, and completed his service two years later. He received the National Defense Service Medal with two Overseas Service bars, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal. All the soldiers of the Vietnam War held a special place in his heart.

After his honorable discharge, Larry worked for Mel Mar Campers and soon moved with his young family to McMinnville, where he worked for Neonex and later for Cabana Motor Homes in Forest Grove. He began working for Fleetwood Homes of Woodburn in 1985 where he met and later married his best friend Dianna Darst, and raised a daughter Christie at home in Salem, Oregon. He retired as a Purchasing Supervisor from Fleetwood Homes in 2013 after 29 years.

Larry found joy in raising his children, salmon fishing on the Nehalem River with his wife Dianna, woodworking (particularly with his son Tim), go-kart racing with his brother Steve, collecting items he and Dianna found while estate and garage sale shopping (particularly anything he could find related to photography and cameras), summer BBQs and pool time with family, love for photography and capturing the everyday events of family and travel, grandchildren activities (births, birthdays, soccer games, music and dance events, etc.), and watching Civil War games while rooting for his Ducks.

One of his disappointments might be that he didn’t catch enough fish.

A viewing service will be held 1 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at Weddle Funeral Chapel, 1777 N. Third Avenue in Stayton, Oregon. A closed casket funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at Weddle Funeral Chapel followed by burial at Lone Oak Cemetery, Stayton, Oregon. Relatives and friends are welcome at a reception immediately following burial back at Weddle Funeral Chapel.

A special thank you to Kaiser Permanente Skyline Medical Office and Oncology staff for their caring and compassionate help and support.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton, OR.

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.

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