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June 10, 1947 – October 2, 2011
Stayton, Oregon

 Rodney was born in Bertha, Minnesota to Roland and Henrietta Rosenow.  He came to Oregon as a young man and  joining the Navy. He served in Vietnam and was discharged after serving four years.   He met Carol Dixon and they married on May 12, 1979.  His passion for the Military beckoned him to join the U.S. Army in 1979 and he served as a Police Officer.  His  career took him on several tours during Desert Storm.  He retired as a Staff Sargeant in 1995.   Briefly, Rod worked for Marion County Sheriff’s Department.  Camping, four wheeling  where his hobbies and in his early years, fishing and hunting brought him relaxation.  As a member of the VFW Post 56 38 he served as Commander 2009 – 2010.

He is survived by his Wife; Carol, daughter; Sara (Jason) Short of Eugene, son; Christopher Rosenow of Salem,   A graveside service with military honors was held at Willamette National Cemetery, on Friday, October 7, 2011 at 9:30 A.M.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton, OR.


November 10, 1921 – October 1, 2011

Born to Albert and Mabel Brinkman in Evensville, Indiana she grew up and graduated from High School there.   During WWII Lillie moved  to Los Angeles  and helped the war effort by working on Air Craft.    She also worked for Fuller Paint & Glass several years.  She met Willard G. Scott on a blind date and they married February 3, 1951.  They moved to Harrisburg, Oregon in 1974 and Scio in 1982 where they lived on their own piece of paradise.  As a young girl, Lillie enjoyed Roller Skating and later stayed active through bowling in Stayton, making many lifelong friends and earning trophies.  She belonged to the Victoria Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star serving in many capacities over her 40 + years as a member.   Her family will miss her excellent cooking of many of their comfort foods and the memories made making candies and caramels at the holidays.   Her presents will be deeply missed by  her husband, Willard, sons; Wayne (Patt) Scott of Las Vegas, NV, Allen (Beverly) Scott of Lake City, FL.brother; Jack Brinkman of Evensville, IN, 4 Grandchildren, 5 Great Grandchildren.  Memorial Service will be Wednesday, October 5, 2011 2:00 P.M. at Weddle Funeral Chapel, Stayton.  Private Interment at Willamette National Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton, OR.




May 10, 1957 – September 28, 2011

Silverton, Oregon

Born in Portland to Fremont and Cheryl Arbuckle, Leon grew up in Silverton and graduated from SUHS Class of 1975.  He was a was a member of Demolay during his high school years.  He married Dawn Hagedorn on September 18, 1976 .  He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Education from Oregon College of Education in 1979.   Leon and Dawn opened Silver City Printing and served the community for many years until an accident disabled him.  He enjoyed computers, and spent many hours as a Beta Testor for the gaming industry.  Reading was also a favorite activity along with movies.  He treated his family to many good meals through his love of cooking.  He was a member of Silverton First Christian Church .  He will be greatly missed by his wife, Dawn, son, Chris (Sara) Arbuckle, daughter, Katie Arbuckle, grandchildren; Gwen and Liam Arbuckle, mother, Cheryl Arbuckle, brother, David Arbuckle, sister, Cherry Hoffman, and multiple nieces and nephews.  A celebration of life will be held Saturday, October 22, 2011  11:00 A.M. at Silverton First Christian Church.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton, OR.




Feb. 12, 1922 – August 2, 2011
Scio, Oregon

Maxine M. Slover, age 89, lived in Scio all her life.  She was born in Scio on Feb. 12, 1922.  She was the daughter of Otto and Carrie Bilyeu.  She passed away on Monday the 2nd from ovarian cancer.  She was married to Raymond Slover June 15, 1943 in  Spokane, Washington and they made their home in Scio where she had worked as a clerk for grocery stores for many years.  She then worked as a clerk for Harbison hardware and plumbing.  She enjoyed gardening and landscaping as well as taking pride in her home.  Raymond preceded her in death in 1996.  She was also preceded in death by her 4 brothers,  3 sisters and a great granddaughter.

She is survived by her daughters, Sandra Baggett of Scio, Sharon King of Wyoming; grandchildren, Barry (Inga) Baggett, Dana (Susan) Baggett, Taunia (Doug) Burke, Shelly King, Chris (Karen) King, Desi (Paul) Kurkowski; and 11 great grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Willamette Valley Hospice.

Graveside service will be held on Sat. Aug. 6th at 11:00 am at the Franklin Butte Cemetery in Scio.


Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton, OR.



Joseph Phillip Parsons
Jan. 14,1940 – July 31, 2011

Joseph Phillip Parsons passed away early Sunday after a long battle with cancer.  He was a local painting contractor for many years before he retired to travel with his wife of 52 years, and raise birds and cattle on his small farm.  He was always good for a funny story and loved to laugh.

Born January 14, 1940 in Midland, PA, Joseph is survived by his wife, Yvonne Ann; son, William James Parsons of Salem; daughters, Katherine Lynn Dalton of Stayton and Jovonne Ann Parsons of Salem; 3 grandchildren; and 2 great grandchildren; brothers, Robert Parsons of Monaca, PA, Bill Parsons of Houston, TX, Dan Parsons of Surfside Beach, TX; and sister, Nancy Brucker of Canton, Ohio.

Celebration of Life service will be held Saturday, August 6, 2011 at 1:00 pm at Weddle Funeral Chapel, Stayton.

In lieu of flowers, please send remembrances to the Willamette Humane Society.


Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton, OR.


December 22, 1935 – June 21, 2011

Eleanor was born in Clarkston, Washington to Arthur and Mildred Roberts.  She married Norman Pritchard on October 31, 1969.  The couple worked on farms in Florida, Arizona, and Washington settling later in the Salem and Dallas area.   Eleanor was known for always having crossword puzzles nearby.   She loved shopping for bargains at Goodwill and garage sales.  She wasn’t one to shy away from a good scary movie.  She will be dearly missed by her children; Kathy Martin of Independence, OR, James Pritchard of Salem, OR, Millie Martinez of Salem, OR, Jaunda Ladd of Lyons, OR, brother; Dwaine Roberts of Florida and 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.  Memorial service will be held on July 9, 2011, 4:30 p.m. at the Harvest Time Pentecostal Church. 600 16th Street N.E. Salem, OR 97301

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton, OR.



Dec. 12, 1932 – May 3, 2011

Lorena Osborn, 78 years of age,  a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She did not believe in just living together and did not believe in divorce.  She thought family should be important to a person’s life unlike today where everybody appears to be only worried about their own wants and needs.  She was born in Goodman, Mississippi  on Dec. 12, 1932 to Wiley and Ethel Roberson.

She passed away at 12:35 pm, Tuesday, May 3rd in Portland.  She had become ill on a family trip to Oregon to see friends and family.

She was married to Charles Howard  Osborn  Jan. 1 , 1948 in Clarksdale, Mississippi.  She was only 15 yrs. old and he was 17,  the only man she ever loved and never left his side even when he was ill and passed away with cancer 8 yrs. ago.  They celebrated 63 years of marriage together.  We believe she is with him now or looking for him.  They had made their home in Oregon in 1955, having moved to Stayton in 1971.

Her  son, Cliff and his family took care of her the last seven years of her life in Reno when she became ill with Alzheimer’s and could no longer care for herself.  It was made possible with the help of his two daughters, Julie and Charlyn, and wife, Jocelyn, it became the family’s privilege to take care of her.  She will be missed by all of the people who really got to know her.   She had worked at food canneries  and did some farm work in her life but mostly helped her family run different family businesses over the years.

Lorena  enjoyed a simple life and did not care much about material things, only having her own house was important to her.  She enjoyed being a homemaker mostly  and being a mother and raising her 5 children.  Having her own family and taking care of them was the great joy of her life.  She always had a hot meal waiting for my father after a day at work when he got home.  She never turned anybody away who needed a meal or a place to sleep.  Lorena had taken in animals and cared for them who had no home.  She liked to get together on holidays with family and friends and make a good home cooked meal.  Everybody in her family will miss her cooking it was really good and she really enjoyed cooking for anybody that was hungry.   She enjoyed  dining out on Friday nights and dancing at the Eagles Lodge.  She also liked bowling, watching the Trailblazer basketball , and along with our father was a big dodger baseball fan, she also enjoyed watching movies.

The family would like to thank all the friends and family who visited our mother and have offered their sympathy, love and support during this tragic situation.  A special thank you to our dear friend, Bill LaCrosse of Oregon City who has been a close personal friend of the Osborn family for 36 years and who helped make a heartbreaking and impossible situation bearable with his kindness and support and by letting us use his home as ours, cooking for us, and staying up late at night, supplying the beer and telling old stories and making us laugh when we needed to escape the stress.  No family could have a truer friend or brother than Bill, we love you.

She is survived by her sons, Fred (Patricia) of Redmond, Howard “Cliff” (Jocelyn ) , Jimmy  (Neima)  of Nevada and daughter, Kimberly ( Robert) Yother of Albany; brother, J. C. Robinson of Alabama;  6 grandchildren; and 6  great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her son; Alford, brother; JW and sister, Verne-May.

Funeral service will be Sat. May 14th at 11:00 am at Weddle Funeral Chapel.  Interment at Lone Oak Cemetery, Stayton, OR.

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.


January 1, 1940 – April 30, 2011

Clark was born in Mill City, Oregon to Rey & Bessie Stevenson.  He began working in the Timber Industry as a logger and eventually owned and operated C.A. Stevenson Logging.  He taught his kids how to work hard and several of the boys eventually worked with him in the business.  Building Stock Cars thrilled him and he enjoyed the sport that racing brings.  He will be deeply missed by his sons; Gary Kennison of Everett, WA, Ronald Stevenson, William Stevenson both of Mill City, OR, daughter, Dawna Bolman of Spokane, WA, Step sons; Mitchel McGahen of Lebanon, OR,Ronald McGahen of Boise, ID, step daughters; Maureen Anglin of Mill City, OR,  Kathleen Cepurna of Lebanon, OR, brothers; Art Stevenson, Rey Stevenson both of Salem, sister; Jackie Shultz of Mehama, OR, 11 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, 11 great  great grandchildren.  A Celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, 12:00 noon at Fishermen’s Bend in Mill City.  Bring a dish to share for a Potluck.


Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton, OR.


Darrell W. Webster, age 52, past away in Stayton Oregon on April 21, 2011.  Born October 21, 1958 in Bakersfield, California, he lived his adult life in various places in Oregon and worked at several auto body shops until opening his own shop, Stayton Collision Center, in 2008.

Survivors include sisters, Charlotte Murray Webster of Bellingham, Washington, Debbie Sumpter of Lebanon, Oregon, and Teresa Harris of Iowa.  Darrell also had five boys, Rodney Hanson, age 31, of Sweet Home, Oregon, Brenton Webster, age 26, of Eugene, Oregon, Michael Webster, age 23, of Salem, Oregon, Nico Santiago Johnson, age 19, of Stayton, Oregon and Zachary Webster, age 9, of Stayton, Oregon.  Grandchildren included Kolton Ertsgaard, Caleb Webster, Brylee Hanson and Chloe Webster.  Darrell was preceded in death by his parents Odis Webster and Ethel Robinson and his brother James Webster.

Donations to help the family with the  funeral, will be accepted at Weddle Funeral Services, located at 1777 N. Third Ave, Stayton, Oregon 97383.


Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton, OR.


July 21, 1945 – April 13, 2011
Aumsville, Oregon Resident


Peggy Lyles passed away surrounded by her family that she loved so much.  She was born in Monette, Arkansas   She married her high school sweet heart, Raymond Franklin Lyles on February 11, 1961 in Nashville, Arkansas.  The family made their home in Aumsville in 1975.  Peggy worked as a Cashier for many years.    Being a Wife and Mother was her greatest joy.   Her family recalls fondly her baking at Thanksgiving and Christmas.  She had a special way with animals also and loved her dog, Sissy Bell.  She will be deeply missed by her husband, Raymond, sons; Marty (Carla) Lyles, Donnie (Cindy) Lyles, daughters; Melissa (Ron) Haydon, Becky Lyles, siblings; Carol Wakefield, June Cleary, Larry Nunley, Jimmy Nunley, Sheila Montgomery,   David Nunley,  grandchildren; Vernon McMahon, Michelle Griffith, Maggi Vittone, Christopher Lyles, seven great grandchildren.  Visitation will be Monday, April 18, 2011, 9 to 1 with Services at 2:00 P.M. at Weddle Funeral Chapel, Stayton.  Burial to follow at Aumsville Cemetery.


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.


Arlene Rae (Linden) Zellner

January 1, 1935- March 5, 2011

age 76

Arlene Rae Linden was born January 1, 1935 in Spokane, WA. Her late parents were Carl and Amy Linden. Arlene was the first baby born that year in Spokane. She attended Arlington Elementary, Rogers High School and Washington State University.  She met her husband to be, Peter “Jerry” Zellner, in Spokane while he was stationed in the Air Force.  They were married in Spokane September 11, 1953 and moved to Jerry’s home in Gervais, Oregon.  Arlene was a member of Sacred Heart church in Gervais for many years. She worked various jobs including Brooks Elementary school and a medical supply company in Salem.  But her job at the Woodburn Library the last 14 years was her most meaningful. She was an active member of the Woodburn Eagles and volunteered many hours raising funds for various organizations. Canine Companions was one of her most rewarding fundraisers. She made lifelong friends through her association with the Eagles. Arlene waited for the birth of her great grandson Sterling who arrived on March 3rd. She was preceded in death by her husband Jerry, sons Mark and Shane, grandson Joshua and granddaughter Rachel. She is survived by daughters; Amy Elza and her husband Billy Joe, LeAnne GrosJacques-Burt and her husband Donny Burt, sister; Virginia VanCamp, grandchildren; Amy Zellner, Eian Zellner, Abbi Jo Elza, Catherine (Zach) Coggins, Peter (Katie) GrosJacques, Michael (Katie Chevailer) GrosJacques, Kalene Zellner, Beth (Justin) Peterson, Mark (Adira) Zellner, and Mikhael and Orrin Burt, great grandchildren Lena and Sterling Coggins, and Betty Burt.  Services will be held at Sacred Heart Church in Gervais, OR on Friday, March 25 at 10am. Reception following.  An additional memorial will be held at the Woodburn Eagles Lodge on Friday, March 25 beginning at 5pm. Join us as we celebrate Arlene’s life.


Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton, OR.


Mary Elizabeth Mediger
June 2, 1924 – March 8, 2011

Stayton, Oregon

Mary was born to John and Elizabeth (Schufinder) Marah in Foreston, Minnesota.  She met and married Eugene ‘Bud’ Mediger on June 29, 1945 in Big Lake, Minnesota.   Mary worked as a Certified Nurses Aid for Josephine General Hospital, retiring in 1986 after 25 years of service.  Her home was filled with produce from her garden and home cooked delights.  The company of Family and Friends brought her great joy as well as the many hours of playing bridge.   Camping and the outdoors allowed for close family bonds and good times.  She held her faith close and her Church was an important part of her life.  Her husband, ‘Bud’ preceded her in death as did her son, Robert Mediger.

She will be greatly missed by sons; Gary (Marnie) Mediger of Prairie City, OR, James (Candis) Mediger of Keizer, OR and daughter; Susan Hodges of Grants Pass, OR, Nine grandchildren and Seven great grandchildren.  Funeral Services will be Saturday, March 12, 2011, 2:00 P.M. at Weddle Funeral Chapel, Stayton, OR  She will be laid to rest beside her husband at Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, OR

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.



Gilbert Joseph Clausman
November 8, 1921 – January 17, 2011

Gilbert passed away at Mayfair Health Care in Turnbull, CT following a short illness.  He originally lived in Westport, CT.  He  was born Nov. 8, 1921 in Los Angeles to Lila and Pete Clausman.   They later divorced and his mother married Chelcie Williams, and they moved to Salem when he was the age of 12.  He attended schools in Salem and graduated from high school and went to Willamette University.  As a young man he sang in acapella choirs and also directed youth  and Church choirs.  He loved music and played the piano.  He was in several Gilbert and Sullivan operettas under Lena Bell Tarter.  He was in the third year of college  when he joined the hospital Corps of the Navy to the Third Marine Division and tour of duty in South Pacific.  He saw combat on Guam and Bougainville and served as operating room scrub nurse.  He spent 3 ½ years in the service.  He went back to school in 1947 and enrolled at Columbus University.  He took courses for both Medical and Music librarianship.  By the time he graduated he decided to become a medical librarian and set out for New York to find a job.  It was at New York Academy of Medicine he found his first position as a medical librarian and worked there for seven years.  He received 3 degrees, Willamette University librarianship, BA in 1947 and MS in 1952.  His first position as a medical librarian was at New York University Medical Center.  He became president of the Medical library assoc. in 1977.  He worked National and Regionally.  He was a world traveler.  He retired in 1986 after 31 years of service.  He was an opera buff and enjoyed the ballet.  He also loved gardening.  He is survived by his four sisters and one brother, Lila DeRosia of Evanston, WY, Doris Roofener of Scio, OR, Betty Pflug of Aumsville, OR, Edith Henderson of Junction City, OR, Robert Williams of Branson, MO; numerous nieces and nephews.

Graveside service will be held on Sat. Feb. 26th at 1:00 pm at Lone Oak Cemetery, Stayton, OR

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton, OR.



William  “Bill”  Walman
Oct. 9, 1929 – Feb. 14, 2011

William “Bill” Walman was born at Astoria, Oregon on the 9th day of Oct., 1929.  He passed away on Feb. 14th at Salem.  He was 81,  the son of Jesse  and Esther Walman.

Bill graduated from Astoria high school .  He was married to Audrey Basel on March 4, 1951 in Astoria.  He was  a charter member and past President  of the Kiwanis, and member of the Elks Club.  He had volunteered at the Willamette Valley Vineyard.

Bill had served as a corporal for the US Army during the Korean Conflict.  He received medals for occupation in Japan, Korean service and combat infantry.

They moved to Portland in 1952.  They worked together at the Gateway Florist in Portland. He later worked as an office manager for Pacific Power and Light.

They then moved to Stayton, Salem, Pendleton, Hood River, The Dalles and Idaho before settling in Salem  10 yrs. ago.  Audrey preceded him in death in June of 2010.

He enjoyed playing golf and was a member of the Santiam Golf Club.  He also enjoyed woodworking.

He is survived by his daughters, Peggy Jo  (Dan) Glidewell of Keizer, Kristin Espell of Stayton; sister,Marjorie Brockey of Astoria, ; 3 grandchildren, Erika Espell, Shane Glidewell and Samantha Espell.

Memorial service will be Sat. Feb. 19th at 1:00 pm  at the Astoria Christian Church, Astoria , OR.

Private interment at Oceanview Cemetery in Astoria.

Memorials may be made to Alzheimers Association, Parkinsons Research, American Heart Association.

Arrangements by Weddle Funeral Services

Online Condolences to Weddle-Funeral.com


Delores Rae Orr
March 20, 1948 – February 9, 2011
Stayton, Oregon

Delores was born to Clifford and Hazel Stroud in Hamilton, Montana.   She met and married Arley Orr in 1963.  They settled in Stayton thirty nine years ago.  Delores worked at Jeldwin Manufacturiing.  Reading books of all types brought her much enjoyment as well as the many trips exploring Eastern Oregon with her husband.   Her grandchildren and great grandchild were her greatest pride.   She will be missed greatly by her husband, Arley Orr, sons; Shannon A. Orr of Stayton, David W. Orr of Aumsville, sisters; Connie Jordan of Stayton, Darlene Mortenson of Idaho, Kathy Sheets of Alaska, Judy Sherman of Sublimity, Deborah Stroud of Lebanon, Suzy Stroud of Lebanon , brothers; Clifford Stroud Jr. of Portland, Jerry Stroud of Pendleton, Ricky Stroud of Corvallis

A Memorial service will be held on Sunday, February 27, 2011 at 3:00 P.M  at Anthony Hall, Sublimity, Oregon .


Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton, OR.


October 22, 1945 – February 13, 2011
Aumsville, Oregon Resident
Bobby Ray Holt was born in Broken Bow, Oklahoma to Dan and Bertha (Wright) Holt on October 22, 1945.  He attended West Stayton Grade School and Cascade Jr and Sr. High School.  He was very well known in the Timber Industry as he owned Canyon Cutters and RRH Inc. Trucking for many years.   His hobbies included hunting, fishing and spending time with his many friends.  He leaves behind his daughter, Cara (Rob), sons, Darin (Sandra), Doug (Kathy) and four grandchildren.
Memorial Service will be held Saturday, February 18, 2011 at 11:00 A.M. at Weddle Funeral Chapel with a potluck to follow at the Odd Fellows/Masonic Lodge from noon to 3:00 P.M.  Contributions to The American Cancer Society.  Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.   Online Condolences can be made at Weddle-Funeral.com

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