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Joyce McKinstry Biscoe – Sublimity, OR.


Joyce McKinstry Biscoe

Born July 19, 1928 in Superior, Wisconsin
Died December 26, 2011 in Sublimity, Oregon
Wife of Art Biscoe
Mother of Sandi (Irvin) Schlabach, Kevin McKinstry, Shannon (Keith) Jermain, Kolin McKinstry
Grandmother of Misty, Keith, Kevin, Tommy, Felicia, and Mandy
A memorial Service will be held Friday, December 30, 2011 at 11:00 A.M. at Weddle Funeral Chapel in Stayton, OR.
Flowers care of Weddle’s or any donations can be sent to Ojai Valley School, California.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton, OR.



Jan. 26, 1926 – Dec. 15, 2011
Stayton, Oregon

Adeline Madelyn Mauseth, 85, of Stayton, passed away peacefully with her family by her side.  She was born in New Prairie, Minnesota, the daughter of Carl and Anna Houim.  Adeline was married to Arthur Mauseth in 1947 and they moved from Minnesota to Salem in 1959.  She had worked as a salad maker for Norths Chuck Wagan and was a hostess and the Stayton A&W for 16 years.  Her daughter , Angeline Leffler, preceded her in death in 1985 and her husband, Arthur preceded her in death in 1989.  She enjoyed flower gardening, embroidery, traveling and spending time with her grandchildren.  She is survived by her son, Allen of Salem; daughters, Avonell Heskew of Stayton, and April (Joe) Garcia of Helotes, Texas; son in law, Randy Leffler of Bend; brothers, George and Curtis Houim both of Minnesota; 8 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and 2 great- great grandchildren.
Memorial service will be Sat. Dec. 17th at 2:00 pm at the Calvary Lutheran Church in Stayton, Pastor Dell Schomburg , officiating.  Private interment at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Calvary Lutheran Church in her memory.


Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton, OR.


Detroit, Oregon

Truman Douglas Tibbits was born on June 2, 1931 in Sundance, Wyoming and passed away peacefully in Detroit, Oregon on July 22, 2011.
Most of Truman’s working life was spent trucking – logging, dump trucking or hauling “pigs” up & down I-5.  As an owner-operator, he ran dump trucks, spending 40 years as a trucker.
Truman retired at 65 years of age from Salem-Keizer School district -9 years as a mechanic working on school buses.
Truman spent most of his free time working in his shop tinkering on cars and fixing up things for friends or family.  He had a life-long love of old cars, trucks and steam-driven vehicles.  Truman enjoyed hunting on the top of McCully Mountain and fishing trips with family members. His family was most important to him and he drove long miles to spend the evening hours with them.  Survived by wife of 57 years, Pauline; brother, Jim; son, Dave (Karla); daughter, Cathy (Baird); six grandchildren, Jaime (Shawn); Paul; Joe (Staice); Rick;  Ben and Sam; three step-grand daughters (husbands) and six great-grand children, Saira Joe; Justice; Brody; Candra; Jacob and Liam, nine step-great-grand children and five step-great-great grand children.   Truman was pre-deceased by his parents Truman Jay and Frances Leah and his son, Michael Douglas.
Services are 9:30am Rosary, 10:00am Mass with a Reception following in Reedy Hall at St Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Salem on July 29.


Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton, OR.


March 29, 1933 – July 15, 2011
Stayton, Oregon

Mary was born March 29,1933 to Joseph and Helen (Gina) in Central City, PA. the 12th of 14 children. She passed away on July 15, 2011 in Stayton, OR. She attended St. John the Baptist Catholic school. Then Shade Township schools. She lived in Cleveland, OH, Tucson, AZ,  Salem, OR, then Stayton, OR. While living in Tucson she attended Pima Community College where she obtained her Licenses in Practical Nursing. She worked in nursing homes in Tucson and Salem.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years Stephen, Sons William (Dianna) of Jefferson, OR. Stephen J. (Amy) of Grants Pass, Mark (Rosandra) of Silverdale, WA. and Daughter Stephanie (Scott) Hartung of Sun River, OR.

Grandchildren; Melissa, Kimberly, Matthew, Cameron, Laura, Julie, and Step Grandchildren; Lindsay, Kaeli and Leah Hill, Great Grandchild; Zaydree.  Also survived by brothers; Thomas and John Delasko of Central City PA. sisters; Pauline Buydos, Temecula, CA.  Theresa Zuber, Johnstown PA, Josephine Fetsko, Central City PA. and several nieces and nephews. Special niece Patty Bonus.

Recitation of the Rosary will begin at 7:00 PM Tuesday evening July 19, 2011 at Weddle Funeral Chapel,  and Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at St. Boniface Catholic Church followed by burial at church cemetery, Sublimity , OR.

Memorials may to be to St. Boniface Cemetery Renovations.

Mary was very proud of the accomplishments of all her children and grandchildren and loved them dearly.


Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton, OR.



Darlene Lois Ballard
December 14, 1938 – July 4, 2011
Silverton, Oregon

Darlene Ballard, 73 passed peacefully at home surrounded by her family.  Longtime Montana resident, Darlene was born in Eureka to Harry and Iola Butts.  Darlene graduated from Power High School in 1957.  She married Robert Ballard and enjoyed 53 years of marriage.  They worked together for many years as owners of a T-shirt silk screening company.  In 2007 Bob and Darlene moved to Silverton to be near their children and grandchildren.  Darlene was a seamstress and took pride in making quilts.  She was a hardworking and generous Mother and Grandmother.  Her legacy will be remembered by her gift of a quilt to each family member.  Darlene was active in her church and taught Sunday School and attended Bible study along with joining some of the Ladies group activities.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob and her daughter, Jeanne Bandy.  She will be greatly missed by her daughter, Judy (Randy) Kanady of Anchorage, AK; son, Wade (Bonnie) Ballard of Stanwood, WA; brothers, Dale (Becky) Butts of Woodburn, OR, Dan (Cheri) Butts of Whitefish, MT; Grandchildren; Dustin, Logan, and Kaytlan Schneider of Silverton, OR, Rachelle and Mackenzie Kanady of Anchorage, AK, Devan and Brendan Ballard of Stanwood, WA.  Services will be 2:00 p.m.,Thursday, July 14, 2011,  at the Silverton Church of the Nazarene.  Contributions to the Church.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton, OR.



September 4, 1925 – May 5, 2011

Lyons- Roy left us to join our Lord, Jesus Christ while surrounded by family.  He was born in Tacoma, WA.  He joined the Navy and served during WWII.  He married Nell Johnson on June 21, 1945 and shared 60 years of marriage.  She preceded him in death May 15, 2006.  After his service to his country he settled his family in the Santiam Canyon and he spent most of his working years as a logger.  He and Nell demonstrated their love to their family by being actively involved with them and as grandchildren came along they helped raise them.  Life’s purpose was taught by their Godly example.  Hunting, fishing and tending to his vegetable garden and fruitful prune tree filled his life with enjoyment.  He will be remembered as the best husband, father, friend and neighbor who was generous to all.  Children; Bev (Denny) Bassett, Terry (Rita) Lockrem, Cindy (Randy) Shinn, sisters; Elenor Stokes, June Norvell, ten Grandchildren; thirty six Great Grandchildren, six Great Great Grandchildren will forever keep him in their hearts. Celebration of Life: Monday, May 9, 2011, 1:30 P.M.at Santiam Chapel, Lyons.   A Potluck follows.


Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton, OR.


July 26, 1930 – April 28, 2011

Bobby June Hall was born in Gladstone, New Mexico to George and Vera Hall and grew up in Grenville.  She married Bobby Joe Thurman and they traveled the world during his Military career.   She worked as an accountant.   Divorced in 1964,  she raised her family in Midwest City, Oklahoma.  She remarried Bobby Joe in 1984 and they moved to Washington State. She worked with her son, Jerry for several years at Farm Service Agency in Davenport.  A lifelong Baptist, however Bobby and her husband and son attended Harvest Celebration Church for several years.  After the death of her husband in 1998 she moved to Choctaw, Oklahoma to be near her son Brian and his family.  Mill City, Oregon became her final home with son, Joe and wife.   Bingo and going to the Casino were favorite activities as well as watching Wheel of Fortune. She also found solace in reading.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Joe Thurman, sons; Gary Keith Thurman, Brian Edward Thurman and daughter, Karen Jeanette Thurman.  She will be dearly missed by her sons; Joe Thurman, Jerry Thurman, Terry Thurman, Bob Thurman, Glen Thurman, David Thurman, Dwayne Thurman, brothers; Jerry Hall, Larry Hall, Jackie Hall, sister, Georgia Mae , 24 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.  Graveside services will be held on Friday,  May 6, 2011   12:00 P.M. at Mountain View Cemetery.


Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton, OR.


Marsha R. KaDell
December 31, 1936 – April 29, 2011

Stayton, Oregon

 Marsha Rochelle KaDell passed on to heaven from complication of pneumonia at the Salem Hospital in Salem, Oregon with her husband by her side.  She was born in Compton, California to William and Olivine Drager.  She was the oldest of four siblings.  Marsha is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Charles KaDell of Stayton, Oregon; her mother Olivine Drager of Lakewood, California; daughters;  Donna KaDell of Irvine, California;  Susan Lowe of Dixon, California; sister Tamra Sanchez of Huntington Beach, California; brother Craig Drager of Anaheim Hills, California; grandchildren; Devyn, Jordyn and Christopher Lowe of Dixon, California.  She attended high school in Bellflower, California and college at Long Beach City College in Long Beach, California.  While working at the Long Beach Naval Ship Yard outfitting ships, she met Charles KaDell and they married on October 19, 1957.  Marsha was an avid collector, buyer and seller of antiques.  She loved animals of all kinds and was a huge follower of horse racing.  She was a positive thinker with a gentle soul, a loving wife, mother and grandmother.  Our lives will never be the same without her.  Marsha was preceded in death by her father William H. Drager, and her sister Terry Drager of Lakewood, California.   Memorial services will be held in Southern California to accommodate all family members.


Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton, OR.




Jan. 25, 1922 – April 9, 2011

HAPPY VALLEY – Aileen “Suzy” Davis was born in Yakima, WA on the 25th day of January, 1922.  She passed away peacefully in Portland on Saturday, the 9th  of April with her family by her side.  She was 89. She was the daughter of Ralph Lavern and Stella Jane Ellis.  She graduated from Centralia High School in 1940, having played the cello in the Olympia High School Orchestra and was a drum majorette in the band.  She was associated with the KELA radio program at Centralia High School, and was active in regional theater.  She married to her high school sweetheart James J. Davis on Aug. 31, 1942 and they made their home in Portland where they raised their three sons.  She graduated with honors at Portland State in 1976 with a bachelor degree in education.  She earned her master degree in 1978 and was past president of Phi Lambda Theta.  She had worked for the Humboldt School District #1 from 1965-1976, then as an elementary school teacher for Gresham School District #4 for 18 years before retiring in 1994.  She was a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church.

Suzy was a past Matron and life member of the Mt. Hood Temple#144 Order of Eastern Star, twice past Royal Matron of Christina Court#8  Friendship Temple, past Matron of Amaranth Friendship Temple #115 Order of Eastern Star, life member of White Shrine, past Queen of Nydia Temple #4 Daughters of the Nile.  Member of O.E.A., past  Grand Deputy of State of Oregon for Rainbow girls and Charter Mother adviser of Mt. Hood Rainbow, past president of P.T.A.  She was an avid Trail Blazer fan and follower of her son Brian’s music group “Pink Martini”.  She enjoyed gardening, bowling, ballroom dancing, spending time with her family and See’s candy.

James “Jim” preceded her in death on Jan. 1, 1981 and she moved to Happy Valley in 1992.  She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Glen and Francis Orr and Ralph Donald Ellis.

She is survived by her sons, Gary of Molalla, Brian Lavern (Renata Secco) of Portland, Craig (Terrie) of Molalla; nieces and nephews including Alan (Lauri) Orr of Portland; grandsons, James (Rikki) Davis of Montana, Julian (Ruby) Camarillo-Davis of Portland, Steven (Chelsey) Davis of Molalla; great grandchildren, Julian Uko Anyang Camarillo Davis, Sayer Davis, Miyah and Maddi Davis, Wyatt and Peyten Mae Davis.

Visitation will be Thursday, April 14th from 9 am – 5 pm at Weddle Funeral Chapel, Stayton,Oregon.

Visitation Friday, Apr. 15th from 9 am – Noon  followed by Funeral Service at 1:00 at Rose City Funeral Chapel, with graveside service following at Rose City Cemetery, Portland.

Memorials may be made to Shriner’s Hospital for Crippled Children, Habitat for Humanity, OPB or Special Olympics.


Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton, OR.

JAMES T. RUSHING – Jefferson, OR.

Lames T Rushing
August 1, 1920 – March 25, 2011
Jefferson, Oregon

James was born to Joseph and Laura (Church) Rushing in Bennington, Oklahoma

After a brief time serving in the Army, he worked as a farmer and truck driver.  He had been married to Nellie, Dorothy and Carole who preceded him in death.  James was a member of the Apostolic Life Church in Albany.  He was a kind spirit and loved to share his life stories with family and friends.   He will be dearly missed by daughters; Carolyn Martin, Diane Jones, of Jefferson, OR; Barbara Simpson of Anchorage, Alaska, sons; Charles Rushing of Jefferson,  Billy Rushing of Medford, siblings; Hershel Rushing of Williams, CA and Phil Rushing of Bakersfield, CA,  25 grandchildren, 52 great-grandchildren and 17 great-great grandchildren.  He was also preceded in death by his children, Mary Peterson, Curtis Rushing, Deloris Rushing, Lloyd and Donald Rushing, siblings; Lonzo, Tensey, Lily Mae, and Beatrice, two grandchildren.

Graveside Services will be Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at 3:00 P.M. at Jefferson Cemetery.


Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton, OR.



Richard Karl Kreitzer
July 8, 1956 – March 22, 2011

Richard spent his childhood in Stayton, Oregon where he studied, played football, golfed, and fished.  He graduated from Stayton High in 1974 and then attended University of Oregon where he met and fell in love with Meera.  They married in Mt. Angel in June, 1981 and lived in Salem for most of their married life.  Richard worked at North Santiam Plywood for several years, while attending college.

After graduating from Western Oregon University, he assessed for Polk County.  In 1991, he began assessing for Marion County.  In 2006, he was elected as Marion County Tax Assessor, was re-elected in 2010, and held the post until his death.

Besides Meera, the lights of his life were his daughters, Megan and Marissa.  One of his proudest moments was the day Megan graduated from University of Oregon. He was equally proud of his daughter, Marissa, who will graduate from high school in June.  He was thrilled by her many ballet performances and spent as much time as possible with both his children.  In addition to being a dedicated family man and public servant, he squeezed in as much golfing and fishing as possible.

He was President of INDUS; a member of Rotary, Kiwanis, and Red Cross. He supported many charitable organizations and helped build a church in Guatemala last year. He enjoyed playing in many charity golf tournaments and won many prizes.

Survivors include his wife, Meera; daughters, Megan and Marissa; mother, Rosella Kreitzer Schuetz; mother-in-law, Kanta Luthra; siblings, Jerry, Diane, Don, Sandy, Steve, Melinda, Karlene, Dennis, and Janice; brother-in-law, Himmanshu Luthra; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Service for family and close friends will be Monday, March 28, 11:00 AM at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Stayton, Oregon.

A public Celebration of Life will be held at the West Salem High School Auditorium on Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at 7:00 PM.

Donations in Richard’s name may be made to East Salem Rotary Foundation or Marion County Crisis Chaplaincy.

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

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton, OR.


JIM E. WALKER – Lyons, OR.

March 28, 1933 – March 22, 2011
Lyons, Oregon

Jim Walker was born at Long Beach, CA. on the 28th day of March, 1933.  He passed away on Tuesday the 22nd at his home, he was 77 years old.  The son of Earl James and Madalene Walker.   Jim  lived in California before moving to Salem in 1972.  He had served in the US Navy during the Korean Conflict and had worked as a downtown development administrator for the City of Salem before retiring 15 yrs. ago.  He was an avid photographer.  He also enjoyed model ship building and listening to classical music.  He was married to Cynthia Wilcox in Salem in 1998.  In addition to his beloved wife, Cynthia, he is survived by his daughters, Cammie (Jim) Walker of Willow, Alaska, Mila (Tom) Cosgrove of Juneau, Alaska and Goldman Miller of Valdez, Alaska; step daughter, Kelly Spivey of New York; step son Joshua (Lori) Spivey of Portland, OR; and 9 grandchildren.

Celebration of life will be held Monday, March 28th at 1:30 pm at Weddle Funeral Chapel, Stayton, OR.

Interment will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Willamette Valley Hospice or Humane Society.


Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton, OR.


Karen Georgene Germond

May 14, 1943 – March 17, 2011
Stayton, Oregon

She was born in Nampa Idaho, and later moved to Stayton Oregon in 1953. She is preceded in death by her parents; Gerald Stephen Hosford and Georgia Emalyn Hosford.

She went to be with our Lord after a 22 month battle with brain and lung cancer. She had a kind and gentle soul. She was a loving, patience mother, wife, and friend. She married William (Bill) Germond on November 17, 1961. Their fiftieth anniversary would have been this year. She graduated from Stayton High School in 1961. She loved her flowers, cooking, canning, bible study and going to the beach. She worked and went to school for a short while before starting her family.

She is survived by her husband Bill Germond Sr. of Turner, Daughter; Kari (Russell) Jordan of Turner, Kollette (Ralph) Russo of Stayton, Son; Bill (Shaw) Germond Jr. of Jefferson, Grandchildren; Nicole (Jordan) Brown, Breanna Jordan, Danial Russo, Cheyenne Jordan, Killian Germond, Hannah Germond, Trinity Germond, Great Grandson; Gabriel Brown, Brother; Ed (Jeri) Hosford of Salem, Sisters; Jeriylyn (Marv) Wilder of Eugene, Tami (Ray) Van Tassel of Salem.

Private Celebration of Life.



Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton, OR.

James G. Shuhart


December 24, 1918 – March 19, 2011

James G. Shuhart was born December 24, 1918 in Healdsburg, California and died peacefully in his sleep on March 19, 2011 in McMinnville Oregon.

He was proud to be considered a member of “The Great Generation” being he was a veteran of World War II as well as providing career service in the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission.

He enjoyed reading and writing and was the author of “The Settling of Shuhart Ridge” which was a family history of homesteading in northern California.

He is survived by, son; Thomas Shuhart, daughter in-law; Dia Shuhart, of Salem, Oregon, daughter; Mary Inoue, , son in-law; Mike Inoue, of San Diego, California, daughter  Betty Smith, son in law, Ken Smith, of Corvallis, Oregon eight grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

Preceded in death by his mother and father, Effa and George Shuhart. Also, his wife of 53 years, Rosemary Shuhart.

Visitation will be Wed. March 23rd from 9 am – 5 pm at Weddle Funeral Chapel, Stayton, OR

Private Family Services with burial at Lone Oak Cemetery in Stayton

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton, OR.


Ella Belle Sledge

January 19, 1915 – March 17, 2011
Scio, Oregon

Ella was born on the family homestead in Drift Creek, Lincoln County, Oregon  the 5th of 8 children to George and Gilmore Davenport.  She married Barton Sledge in 1933 and they moved to California briefly before settling in Scio, Oregon.  She worked alongside her husband in the early years and excelled as a homemaker.  Ella was an avid outdoors woman who hunted and fished with the best of them.  She bestowed her legacy on her family with her beautiful quilts and with skillful wood carvings. She will be greatly missed by her son and daughter in law; Don and Mary Sledge of Scio, brother; Glen Davenport of Eugene, sister, Ruth Martin of Salem; 4 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren and 6 great great grandchildren.  Funeral Services will be  held Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. Weddle Funeral Chapel with burial following at Bilyeu Den Cemetery in Scio.


Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton, OR.


August 15, 1922 – March 18, 2011

Harold was born in Portland, Oregon on the 15th day of August, 1922.   He passed away at the age of 88 on Friday the 18th  of March in Sublimity.  The son of Clarence and Mary Batchelor,  Harold grew up in Sherwood and attended  Middleton Grade and  Sherwood High Schools. He joined the US Army and served during  WWII, in the Philippines and Guatemala.  After the war he worked as a warehouseman on Swan Island for Sears and Roebuck , working for 35 years before retiring.  He then  moved to Bend and to Jerome, Idaho before moving to Salem in 1998.  He was married to Nola Smith for 17 yrs, then to Diane, she preceded him in death.  He married Sylvia Gray and she also preceded him in death.  He enjoyed motorcycles, boating, water skiing, hiking, bicycling, going on trips by car or train, and joined the Miniature Train Association in Salem.  He enjoyed tinkering and spending time with his pal, “Rusty” and “Buddy” his dogs.

He was also preceded in death by his son, Harold Bruce.

He is survived by his son, Kim (Andrea) Batchelor;  grandchildren, John, Daniel, Tanya and Michelle and great granddaughter, Tiffany Wagner.

Visitation will be held on Tues. March 22nd from 9 A.M. – 5 P.M. with a reception from 1 – 4 P.M. at Weddle Funeral Chapel, Stayton, OR. Private family service with military honors will be held at Willamette National Cemetery, Portland.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton, OR.



Wesley Roy Heald

September 25, 1932 – March 3, 2011
Stayton, Oregon

 Wesley Roy Heald, 78, passed away March 3, 2011 at his home in Stayton with his wife, Betty, by his side, after a lengthy illness.  Wesley was born in Los Angeles, CA to Charles R. Heald and Cecilia (Rhinhart) Heald on September 25, 1932.  Wesley, after graduating from Mount Carmel Catholic School, Los Angeles, served as a Sergeant in the Army in the Korean Conflict.  He worked in the Grocery Business for 40 years before retiring.  A native Californian, he and his wife, Betty, moved to Stayton, OR on July 10, 2000.  A private man, Wesley enjoyed family, the outdoors, gardening in his yard, fishing, the horse races, Poker machines and was an avid sports fan.  Wesley is survived by his wife, Betty Ann of 49 years, Three children, George of Stayton, Gary of Fallbrook CA and Debby Larimer (Ron) of Sunriver.  6 grandchildren, George, John, DeAnn, Summer, Adam & Zale. 5 Great grandchildren, Jacob, Savannah, Otto, Liesel, and Cameron.  He was loved so much and affectionately called “Papa”.  He was a gentle and good man to all who knew him.  Wesley was preceded in death by his parents, and his sister and friend, Dolores B. Mazzone, Irvine, CA.  A private Memorial Service is pending at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.   Contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society or to the American Diabetes Association or Willamette Valley Hospice.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton, OR.

Dorothy Elaine Steiner

Dorothy was born April 20, 1924 in Stayton, Oregon to Nick and Emma Fehlen.  She passed away on March 4, 2011 in Salem, Oregon.  Dorothy enjoyed sewing, cooking, playing bridge, golf and really loved to shop.  She is survived by her husband Fred W. Steiner, two daughters; Susan Bradford and Ramalina Steiner, two sisters; Colleen O’ Conner, Bonnie Kauffman, brother; Robert Fehlen, five grandchildren; Fred Steiner, Tony Metzger, Angelia Taylor, Kyle and Nick Bradford, six great grandchildren. Viewing will be on Wednesday, March 9, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  and a Memorial Service at 4:30 p.m. with a reception to follow all at Weddle Funeral Chapel, Stayton.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton, OR.

EDNA OGG – Stayton, OR.

May 25th, 1923 – February 23rd, 2011
Stayton, Oregon

Edna was born on May 25th, 1923 in Falls City to Arthur and Margaret (Kimes) Arrance.  She passed away on February 23rd in Stayton, Oregon. On November 20th, 1941 Edna married Wiliam F. Ogg in Falls City, Oregon. Edna was a homemaker.  Edna is survived by her husband of 69 years Wiliam and their three sons, Rodger, Ronald, Jefferson and two daughters, Juanita and Evelyn. Edna’s home church was The First Christian Church of Mill City, Oregon.  A family gathering will take place at a later date.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton, OR.


Oct. 3, 1921 – March 1, 2011

Gates, Oregon

Gene McClellan was born to Paul and Genevieve McClellan in the North Santiam area on the 3rd of October, 1921.  He passed away on March 1st at his home in Gates at the age of 89.  Gene lived in West Stayton before moving to Gates in 1960.  He began working in the logging industry before going to work for Santiam Cable Vision.  Gene served as Superintendent for the City of Gates Water Department and retired in 1987 after 30 years.  He enjoyed fishing, hunting and reading.  He honorably served his country in the US Army during WWII.

He is survived by his daughters, Debra Christianson of California, Janet Curtis of Stayton; grandchildren, Paula, Joshua, Jodi and Jeremy and seven great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his grandson, Joe.

Graveside service with military honors will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Salem on Monday, March 7th at 2:00 pm.

A gathering will follow at the family  home.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton, OR.




Nov. 18, 1933 – March 1, 2011
Salem, Oregon

Chloetta “Chloe” was born at Gage, Oklahoma on the 18th day of November, 1933.  She passed away  March 1st at her home in Salem.  She was 77.  The daughter of Archie and Clara Radcliffe.   Chloe lived in Compton, California; McMinnville, Oregon, Eugene,  and Kellogg, Idaho, having settled in Salem.  She had attended the University of Oregon and Lane Community College.  She had worked as an insurance agent.  She enjoyed crafts, painting and decorating things, watching her son play baseball and spending time with friends.

She is survived by her son, Kevin Lust ; daughter, Kathryn Lust; son, Kim Lust; 2 grandchildren including, grandson, Jason Haag; and great granddaughter, MacKenzie Haag

Private family service will be held at a later date.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton, OR.





Dec. 27, 1955 – Feb. 28, 2011
Salem, Oregon

Kevin Monks was born at Lynn, Massachusetts on the 27th day of December, 1955.  He passed away at his home in Salem on Monday, February 28th.  He was 55.  The son of Joseph and Barbara Monks.

Kevin attended high school  in Lynn as well as Lynn technical school, having graduated from the plumbing program.  He served his apprenticeship , then became a journeyman plumber.  He worked for General Electric as a pipefitter.  He then served in the Navy.

He became a self employed painter.  He was a member of the Catholic Church and was married to Kassandra Murphy on Sept. 22, 1997 in Sanford, Florida  and they made their home in Florida before moving to North Carolina and to Salem, OR in 2008.  He was a  member of the Salem A.A. and enjoyed spending time with his granddaughter, Lilianna, especially teaching her how to ride her tricycle.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Kassandra of Salem; daughter, Kimberly of Massachusetts;

son, Kevin Jr. (Amy) of Massachusetts; mother, Barbara Monks of Massachusetts; step-daughter, Joanna Gadomski of Bend, OR; sister, Diane Bryson and brother, James Monks both of Lynn, Massachusetts; grandchildren, Conner, Nathan & Lilianna; nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to a memorial gathering  (Barbeque)  held at 3860 Lancaster Dr. NE Salem on Sun. March 13th at 1:00 pm.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton, OR.


Jan. 5, 2002 – Feb. 12, 2011

Mill City, Oregon

Autumn Katherine Lynn Pond was born at Whittier, CA on the 5th day of February, 2002.  She passed away on Sat. Feb. 12th at Mill City.  She was 9.  The daughter of James and Melody Pond.  Autumn moved to Salem in Nov. 2004 and to Mill City 3 years ago.  She attended Gates Elementary School and love music.  She enjoyed watching her brothers and sisters play.  She love people.

Autumn is survived by her parents, James and Melody Pond; her brothers and sisters: Jimmy, Serena, Isaac, Wyatt, Harmony and Hayden Pond all of Mill City; grandmother, Linda Pond also of Mill City; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Memorial service will be Sat. Feb. 26th at 1:00 pm athe Mill City Baptist Church, 140 Main St. Mill City, OR.

Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Doernboecher’ s Childrens  Hospital, Portland, Oregon.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton, OR.



Doris Louise Reckard (Reed)
Dec. 19, 1938 – Feb. 21, 2011

Salem, Oregon

Doris was born in Lebanon, Missouri and moved to Salem, Oregon with her family in 1952.  She was married to Dale Reckard on June 15, 1962 and they lived in Valsetz, Oregon until 1984.  They then moved back to Salem with her husband and 3 children.

Doris is preceded in death by her daughter, Dana Reckard who died tragically in 1992; her mother, Louise Reed and father, Fred Reed.

Doris is survived by her loving husband of 49 yrs., Dale; sons, Dean Reckard and Darren Reckard; brothers, Fred Reed and Ken Reed; sisters, Marilyn Haxby and Carolyn Parks; 5 grandchildren; and 7 great grandchildren.

At her request no services will be held, however please join us for a celebration of life on Sat. Feb. 26th at 2:00 pm at  the First Free Will Baptist Church, 1390 45th Ave. NE, Salem,OR.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton, OR.



Lehman “Lee” Lamb
Sept. 9, 1929 – Feb. 20, 2011

Lee Lamb was born at Dawson Springs, Kentucky on the 9th day of Sept. 1929.  He passed away on Sunday the 20th at Salem.  He was 81.  The son of Preston and Gertrude Lamb.  He had 3 brothers, William Wallace, Clyde and John.  John is the only living brother.  When he was four he moved to Colorado because his father had TB which caused his death a short time later.  His mother remarried a couple of years later to Albert  Spencer.  Albert was an iron worker and they moved frequently due to his work.  They moved to Phoenix, AZ in 1940 where Lee attended grade and high school.  Lee was  married to Patricia Porter in 1948 and they had four children, Cindy, Sandy, John and Terry.  They divorced in 1959.  In 1960 he moved to LA and married Barbara Bohlander, who  had three boys,  Tom, Brent and Jay.  In 1961, they had a son, Michael.  Lee later adopted Brent and Jay in 1964.  They moved to Phoenix where he worked for Kimball Wholesale for 7 yrs.  Kimball sold out in 1971 and he worked for Copeland Wholesale for one year before being asked to take the territory for Endicott Johnson Shoe Company for a year.  From 1972 to 1980 he worked for Endicott Johnson and Genesco covering the AZ/CA territories selling shoes to retail outlets.  In 1981 he formed a company called United Importers, Inc. and traveled to Italy and Korea buying shoes and selling them upon his return to the US.  After  his 1st shipment, Pres. Ford put a quota on the amount of leather shoes being shipped into the US and forced him out of business.  After returning my investors money I went back to AZ to live in the cabin we had built in 1965 in Williams, AZ and I worked for the school district and a lumberyard.  In 1983 we moved to CA where I worked for Mutual of Omaha selling Insurance.  We moved back to Oregon in 1984  where he worked 16 yrs for Wall Insurance in Dallas, OR.  He retired in 2000.  His daughter, Sandy, came to AZ where she lived in the cabin for a year.  Later she was killed in and her burial was in Williams, AZ.  He will be buried beside her.

He was joined in marriage to Grayce Higgins on Oct. 8, 2006.  Together they had many happy years together traveling to California, Arizona, Germany, Paris, France.

Memorials may be made to the Willamette Humane Society, 4246 Turner Rd. SE Salem, OR  97317

Memorial service will be Sun. Feb. 27th at 2:00 pm at United Methodist Church in Woodburn, OR.

Interment will be at Williams City Cemetery, Williams, AZ

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton, OR.


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