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Obituaries – Obituary Guide

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.

Glenna Ward – Salem, OR

Glenna Jeanne Ward

April 28, 1940 – February 23, 2018

Salem, Oregon

A service for Glenna J. Ward was held on March 3, 2018 at Weddle Funeral Service. Glenna passed away at age 77 on February 23, 2018 in Salem, Oregon after a long illness. She was born on April 28, 1940 in Grangeville, Idaho to Cecill and Viola (Cline) Randall. When Glenna was a baby the family moved from Idaho to Sisters, Oregon and later on moved to Mill City, Oregon where she graduated from Santiam High School. While attending a dance, she met Al Ward Jr. and they fell in love, marrying on December 7, 1962 in Reno, Nevada. Al and Glenna enjoyed going to dances together and she was exceptional at it. Together, they worked incredibly hard to finance and open their own logging company, Al Ward Logging. Glenna did the book keeping for the business while Al managed the labor side. Besides work, Glenna enjoyed many activities such as bowling and golfing. She really enjoyed hunting elk and deer, Glenna was a great shot. She loved to fish, even taking a trip to Alaska with Al to do so. Glenna was also an exceptional canner. She would can anything and everything- pickles, beans, corn, tomatoes, and fruit. Kim, her daughter had many memories in the kitchen with her mom canning into the morning hours. As Glenna got older, she enjoyed taking trips to the beach with her grandson Alexander. Glenna will be dearly missed by her friends, family and all who knew her. She is survived by her husband, Al Ward; daughter, Kim Ward; a grandson, Alexander Ward; and two sisters, Novalee Johnson and Lana Fisher.


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.


Ruth “Betty” Smith – Stayton, OR

Ruth Elizabeth “Betty” Kruse Smith

September 16, 1923 – February 13, 2018


Betty Kruse Smith of Stayton, the last surviving member of the Yoncalla High School Class of 1941, passed peacefully from this life on February 13, 2018, at the age of 94. She was born in Yoncalla on September 16, 1923, the only child of Homer and Bernice McKaig Kruse. She was literally “born free,” delivered by her grandfather, Dr. Richard McKaig, in his own home! She was a direct descendent of Charles and Melinda Applegate who came to Oregon by wagon train and settled in the Yoncalla valley, and she was the granddaughter of Annie Applegate Kruse, a well-known local writer and historian. Known by her childhood name, Betty Ruth, she grew up surrounded by extended family, friends, and an assortment of much-loved animals. Her constant companion was her Boston terrier, Lady, who went on scooter rides with her and enjoyed various parties given in her honor complete with cake, party hats, and decorations. She began playing accordion at a young age and played for church, community and school events, and Saturday night dances. She was an excellent volleyball player in high school and kept her purple and gold “Eagles” letterman’s sweater for the rest of her life. School was the center of her young world, and, conveniently, was located directly across the street from her home! She would go on to write extensively about her school, the “Eagle’s Nest,” in later years.


After high school, Betty worked and lived for a time in Alameda, California with her aunt and uncle. When Pearl Harbor was bombed, she witnessed firsthand the effect that event had on the entire Bay Area. She remembered widespread panic and people running and crying in the streets, certain that the bombers were headed to the West Coast. After returning to Oregon, she lived in Portland with family friends and worked at the Vancouver shipyards during World War II. Following the end of the war, she married a young, handsome returning veteran, Bob Smith, and they made their home back in Yoncalla. There they raised their son, Gordon, and daughter, Madalyn. Betty was active in the Methodist church, where she taught Sunday school and continued to play her accordion. She also volunteered at the schools and served as a precinct committee chairperson for her political party.


In 1965 while Gordon was serving in the Navy, Bob, Betty, and Madalyn moved to Idanha, Oregon where Bob took a position with a lumber company and Betty worked in the company office. In 1970, they lost Gordon in an automobile accident. Later that year, Bob and Betty moved to Cottage Grove where she worked as the attendance secretary at Cottage Grove High School and continued her activity in the Methodist church. She made many friends in the Cottage Grove school, church, and community. Bob learned to fly, and they bought a small airplane which they greatly enjoyed. After they retired, they moved to the Washington coast for several years before returning to Oregon. They settled in the Stayton area to be closer to Madalyn and her family.


Betty was an active member of the Stayton United Methodist church, writing the church newsletter and playing her accordion. She formed a small musical group, “The Grateful Grandies,” with several other musicians. They performed at churches, local events, and retirement centers and nursing homes. During this time, she also began her extensive writing pursuits, focusing on family and community history of Yoncalla. Along with several childhood friends, Betty began writing a history of Yoncalla which resulted in the formation of the Yoncalla Historical Society and the publication of their book, Yoncalla Yesterday. A few years later, they wrote and published another book, Yoncalla Yesterday Revisited. These two books were her proudest accomplishments, and she remained a member of the group for the rest of her life.


Bob and Betty enjoyed traveling in their motor home for many years, and they remained a devoted couple until Bob’s death in 2004. Betty was a loving mother and grandmother and was thrilled when she became a great-grandmother in 2008. She also cherished her extended family and many friends, most of whom predeceased her, as did her parents and son, Gordon.


She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Madalyn and Ken Tower of Stayton, her granddaughters Joanna Tower and husband Steve Melvin of Portland, Susan Tower and fiancé Peter Park of Missoula, Montana, and her precious great-granddaughter, Leah Tower Melvin of Portland. Also surviving are two of her special childhood friends, Doris Means of Yoncalla and Shirley Roberts of Pleasant Hill.


Betty’s family is deeply grateful to Paola Salinas and her family for the four and a half years of loving care she received at Woodside Care Home in Stayton.


A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 24 at 12:00 noon at Yoncalla Christian Assembly (formerly United Methodist Church) at 195 Birch Street in Yoncalla. A potluck reception will follow at Yoncalla Community center. Private interment will be at Riverside Cemetery in Albany. Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Service in Stayton.


Contributions in Betty’s memory can be made to the Yoncalla Historical Society, PO Box 125, Yoncalla, OR, 97499; or to Yoncalla Alumni Association, PO Box 925, Yoncalla, OR, 97499; or to Applegate Pioneer cemetery, PO Box 504, Yoncalla, OR 97499.


Rest in peace, beloved Gamoo. “The Eagle has landed!”

Betty Mask – Scio, OR

Betty Jean Mask

August 30, 1928 – February 13, 2018

Scio, Oregon

Betty Jean Arata Mask was born to Mildred Grace Gipson and William Paul Arata on August 30, 1928 in Memphis, Tennessee. She is preceded in death by her husband James (Jimmy) Mask of 60 years who together created a large, loving family. Their children James and Sandi Mask of Salem, Bonnie and Butch Parazoo of Scio, Tom and Judy Mask of Scio, Geri and BJ Richmond of Scio, and Dennis and Tina Mask of Scio gave them their greatest treasures in this life, their 16 grandchildren (James Mask JR, Bobbi Jo Cronin, Kevin Parazoo, Douglas Parazoo, Matthew Parazoo, Ann Rimer, Jamie McDaniel, Thomas Adam Mask, Robert Porter, Mert Porter, Delana Carter, Joseph Chase, Julie Kingery, Shawn Mask, Misty Heil and Carrie Mask) and plethora of great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

After traveling for work in Tennessee and Oregon the couple finally settled in Scio in 1967. Affectionately known as Grandma Mask by many in the town, she worked in the school kitchen for many years. Betty lived for her family. As a dedicated matriarch to her large family, she supported her grandchildren in all of their endeavors. She was often found in the stands of any sporting event at Scio High School cheering for her grandkids and extended family she had adopted over the years. She was always the supportive grandma of the town, offering a warm embrace and listening ear.

She was also an active member of the TOPS club in Scio where she met many friends over the years. She attended Scio Baptist Church regularly as well as activities at the local senior center.

After the death of her husband Jimmy, she found companionship with Bob Newell of Scio. They found happiness together in the last nine years of her life, traveling the country and enjoying the thing she loved most, family. The Newell family welcomed her with open arms becoming like a second family to her. Bob gave her a renewed happiness and sense of adventure for which her family is very grateful.

She is survived by her children and significant other Bob Newell of Scio. She is preceded in death by her husband Jimmy as well as her seven siblings: William Arata, Mary Louise Arata, Joann Rappel, John Joseph (Pete) Rappel, Deloris (Pat) Rappel, Beverly (Snookie) Rappel and Ronnie Rappel.

There will be a viewing at Weddle Funeral Home in Stayton, Oregon Wednesday February 21 from 1-4. Betty’s memorial service will be held at Scio Baptist Church on February 22 at 1 PM. If unavailable to attend the service, there will be a live stream available through the church’s website at A private internment at Miller Cemetery in Scio will be held for family.



Melvin Derrick-Sublimity, OR

Melvin C. Derrick

September 10, 1922-February 13, 2018

A celebration of life will be held for Melvin C. Derrick on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 11am at Weddle Funeral Service. Melvin passed away on February 13, 2018 at age 95. He was born on September 9, 1922 in Nampa, Idaho to Wallace and Viola Derrick. After high school, Melvin honorably served his country in the Army Airforce during World War II. He completed 35 missions as a B-24 Artilleryman and earned a Valor award. After being honorably discharged, Melvin married Pearl Simmons in 1947 and together they started a family.

Melvin loved hunting deer and elk, fishing and most of all spending time with his family. He enjoyed game shows like Jeopardy or Wheel of Fortune, reading Louis L’amour novels and watching westerns, especially anything with John Wayne.

Melvin will always be remembered as being happy and a loving husband, father and grandfather.

He was preceded in death by his two sons Gary L. Derrick and George C. Derrick.

Melvin is survived by his wife Pearl, daughters Peggy A. Kimbro and Sharon L. Cota in addition to his 11 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.


Raymond Pietrok- Stayton, OR

Raymond Andrew Pietrok

November 30, 1935 –  January 21, 2018

Raymond was preceded in death by his parents and brother Harry. He is survived by his wife Elsie, children Jodena (Darin) Knutson and Matthew (Alicia) Pietrok; siblings Rose Rush, Harold (Alyce) Pietrok, Molly (Leland) Hartmann, and Wilma (Elmer) Goodwin; grandchildren Luke, Madelynn, Violet, Cora, Alan, Mandy, Bryanna, Sean, Andrew, Kaelyn, Abbie, and 2 Great-Grandchildren.

SERVICES will be held on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Stayton, Oregon.

 Father Luan will be officiating the ROSARY at 10:00 a.m. and the MEMORIAL MASS at 10:30 a.m.

A reception will follow the service, and after the reception the RITE OF COMMITTAL is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery

Memorial Contributions to

Doernbecker Cleft Palate Research Fund

Make checks in Memory of Raymond to

DB Foundation

1121 SW Salmon St Suite 100

Portland 97205

Helen M. Jones – Idanha, OR

Helen Marie Jones

December 26, 1938 – February 4, 2018


Helen Marie Jones passed away on February 4, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. Helen was born December 26, 1938 in Green Brier County, West Virginia to Elsie and Oakey Jones. Helen was the 3rd of 10 children. The family moved from West Virginia to Oregon in 1953. Helen worked the majority of her life at multiple jobs eventually working for Marion County Building Maintenance until she retired. After a few years she got bored with retirement and went to work at Norpac where she enjoyed working with and talking to all the friends she made there. After a number of years working there, she again retired. Helen had many interests including reading, spending time with friends and family and she loved her visits to the casinos and her scratch-offs. Helen leaves behind her husband of 40 years, Charles and her children Donald (Carol), Wayne and Charlene as well as 8 grandkids, 7 great grandkids and 1 great, great grandson. She is survived by sisters, Cara of Salem and Velma of Salem, brothers Donny of Indiana, Vernon of Washington and Harold of California and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her mother Elsie, Father Oakey, daughter Margaret and grandson Jason as well as sisters (Arbella, Judy) and brothers (Melvin, Kenna). Her family invites all who knew her to a Celebration of Life on February 17, 2018 at 1:00pm at ZCBJ Hall, 38704 N. Main St., Scio. Services are being provided by Weddle Funeral in Stayton, Oregon.

Karen L. Drushella – Lebanon, OR

Karen Lee Drushella

May 30, 1944 – January 31, 2018

Lebanon, Oregon

Karen Lee Drushella (Engel), 73, of Lebanon, Oregon, died January 31, 2018, at Evergreen Hospice in Albany. She is survived by her three children and their spouses, Timothy W. Engel (Gia) of Albany, Tracy L. Stearns-Church (John) of University Place, WA, and Marcy R. Engel-Christensen (Scott) of Albany.  There are 6 grandchildren and 2 great-granddaughters: Melissa Engel, Jessica Engel, Jason Stearns, Kristin Stearns, Zackary Engel-Christensen, Benjamin Engel-Christensen, Emma Jensen and Evelyn Booth.

Karen was born in California and moved to Oregon in 1965 to be near her mother. She met Garth Engel and they married in 1968.  He died in 1993.  She married Douglas Drushella in 1995. He died in 2016. She enjoyed bingo and cards and games with her family and friends.  She had a great sense of humor.

There are no services per her request, and a private ceremony will be held for her final resting place.

Jannette Sullivan – Keizer, OR

Jannette ‘Jan’ Lucille (Noble) Sullivan

August 24, 1939 – January 23, 2018

Keizer, Oregon

Jannette(Jan) Sullivan, in the comfort of her family, and after a short story (read by her great-granddaughter Isabell) passed away on the evening of January 23, 2018. Jan was born on August 24, 1939, to Verna and Bill Noble, in Ainsworth, Nebraska.

As a child Jan enjoyed spending time with her twin sister and best friend Janice Yerby. Together they allowed the rest of the world to enjoy their witty sense of humor of trading places and their enviable bond of closeness.

In junior high and high school Jan enjoyed playing the drums for the school band. On September 22, 1956, in Boise, Idaho, Jannette married her high school sweetheart, Dennis Sullivan. Together, they loved and raised seven children and one very special niece: Nancy Davies (Rick), Peggy Whelden, Mary Harrold (Dan), Pat Sullivan (Dory), Karon Stanek (Stan), Sharon Price (David) Jeff Sullivan and Pam Milner (Mike). While raising her children she was active in various school duties and church activities. Jan also worked at Montgomery Wards as a sales associate for over 20 years. Later in life, Jan loved fishing, (especially the Siletz Bay area), traveling, going for long drives, spending time with family, talking with her sister Janice, assisting others, and listening to/participating in live music. Jan especially enjoyed holiday gatherings with friends and family.

Jan is the proud grandmother of 14 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild Nalah. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and siblings Darrell Lehman, Don Noble, and Paul Lehman.

Mom’s love and compassion for others will be greatly missed by those who knew her.

Viewing will be held on Friday, January 26 from 2 – 7 p.m. at Weddle Funeral Chapel, 1777 N. 3rd Ave. Stayton, Oregon 97383

Service plan:

Saturday, January 27th

Rosary –         10:30   St. Edwards, Keizer

Mass –            11:00   St. Edwards, Keizer

Reception following service at St. Edwards

Graveside       2:30     St. Mary’s, Cemetery, Stayton, Oregon

Terry Kump – Mill City, OR

Terry William Kump
February 15, 1951 – January 23, 2018
Mill City, Oregon

Obituary of Terry Kump

For those who loved me, my date of 34 years, Mary Ellen; my children, Stasia, Gabe, Jonathan and Calvin; my siblings Carolyn, Sharon, David & Dan and a dozen grandchildren. Born in California in 1951, moved to Washington and settled in Oregon 25 years ago.  Loved new adventures and the outdoors.  Aviation and landscaping hobbyist.  Avid humorist and lecturer.  The family wishes to thank the angels at Willamette Valley Hospice.


Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

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.

Tim Gladwill – Lyons, OR

Timothy Dale Gladwill

August 11, 1969 – December 24, 2017

Lyons, Oregon

A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, January 21, 2018 from 12-4 p.m. at the Santiam Grange Hall in Lyons.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

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