Our Obituaries

Paul Leon Jellison

August 25, 1934 - December 11, 2017

Paul Leon Jellison Aug. 25, 1934 - Dec. 11, 2017 Paul Jellison, 83, of Kennewick, Washington passed away on Monday. He was born the son of Robert “Otho” and Eunice (Brown) Jellison. He married Beverly (Nicholas) Jellison on June 20, 1954, they shared 61 years together. Having been raised in Millersburg, Oregon Paul graduated from Albany High in...
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Mildred Schrock

July 12, 1925 - December 3, 2017

July 12, 1925---December 3, 2017 Mildred M. Schrock, 92, of Albany passed away peacefully on Sunday December 3rd at the Mennonite Village. She was born in Thurman, Colorado to Glenn and Tillie (Birky) Kuhns. She graduated in 1949 from the LaJunta Mennonite School of Nursing with a nursing degree. Mildred was married to Eldon Schrock on December 29, 1950 in Albany at...
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Tom Anthony Gervase

December 13, 1955 - November 30, 2017

Tom Gervase, 61, of Albany, passed away Thursday at his home. Tom was always involved in agricultural pursuits. He was born in Modesto, CA, graduated from Cal Poly State University in San Luis Obispo, CA majoring in crop science. He and his wife started and operated a wholesale nursery in Potter Valley, CA for twenty-five years. They retired to Albany, OR...
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William Parsons

September 7, 1922 - November 28, 2017

William Parsons, resident of Albany, passed from this life on Tuesday, November 28, 2017. "Bill" to nearly everyone who knew him, was born on September 7, 1922 in Smoot, Wyoming, the eldest of five siblings. When he was in elementary school his father suffered a permanent injury, and Bill had to quit school to work and help support the family. He met the...
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Joyce Mary Mitchell

September 16, 1924 - November 28, 2017

Joyce Mitchell, 93, of Albany, passed away peacefully on Tuesday morning. Joyce was born in Tillamook, Oregon to Albert Theodore and Alpha (Olson) Fortier. She married William “Bill” Mitchell Sr. on November 11, 1947 in Albany, Oregon. She was preceded in death by her husband Bill in 2009. Joyce is survived by her children, Judie Rubert and husband Steve...
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Robert Hughey

June 30, 1930 - November 23, 2017

Obituary Robert Wesley Hughey Robert Wesley Hughey (Bob) was born June 30, 1930 in Philomath, Oregon to Lloyd and Mildred Hughey and passed away November 23, 2017. He was the second of four children born to Lloyd and Mildred. Bob lived with his family the first three years in Philomath and the Alsea area then they moved to Orchards, Washington where he resided until he...
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Marie Antoinette Mumford

August 3, 1935 - November 22, 2017

Aug. 3, 1935 - Nov. 22, 2017 Marie “Toni” Mumford, 82, of Albany, passed away at her home on Wednesday, November 22, 2017. The daughter of Fred and Marguerite (Webb) Oldham, she was born in Santa Monica, California. Toni married Lynn Mumford May 14, 1971 in Portland. She is survived by her husband Lynn; daughter, Jill Tacke and her...
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Tregyn Roscoe Siemiller

January 15, 2017 - November 21, 2017

TREGYN ROSCOE SIEMILLER Born in Albany, OR January 15, 2017, entered Heaven November 21, 2017 Our greatest blessing in life “Bubs” is Heaven’s gain and our loss, as our little boy was hand-picked by God as his newest angel on November 21, 2017. He is greeted in heaven with open arms by his grandpa Rocky Siemiller, Jr. He is survived by his daddy and...
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Milford Orval Smucker

October 13, 1940 - November 20, 2017

Milford Orval Smucker, 77, formerly of Harrisburg, OR, died peacefully on November 20, 2017, at the Mennonite Home in Albany, OR. He was born on October 13, 1940, at the Albany General Hospital to Orval and Lena Smucker. He was the sixth child in a family of seven. He grew up on the family farm near Harrisburg. He attended Alford and Harris schools. As a...
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John Windborn Luther, Jr.

October 26, 1952 - November 20, 2017

John Luther, 65, died on Monday, November 20, 2017. He was born October 26, 1952 in California. John was raised on a small farm in La Grande, Oregon and he spent the remainder of his life in the Willamette Valley. John loved church, fishing, camping, picnicking, swimming, Dutch Bros., and the coast. He was a participant in Special Olympics and...
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Cherryl Lynn Geary

May 13, 1960 - November 19, 2017

Cherryl Lynn Geary was born May 13, 1960 in Fort Collins, Colorado to Phyllis and Robert “Gus” Geary. She attended Rocky Mountain High School in Fort Collins, where she graduated in 1978. Cherryl loved animals. After high school she followed her passion and spent many years as a dog groomer in Colorado. Later on she would continue working with dogs at a doggy day...
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Janet Lee Martin

July 3, 1935 - November 16, 2017

Janet Lee Martin, 82, of Albany, passed away Thursday at the Samaritan Evergreen Hospice House. Janet was born in Salix, Iowa to Edgar and Leora (McKenna) Bouvia. They moved to Coquille in 1940 and then Albany where Janet attended Central school. She married Donald Crocker on September 21, 1950, then later divorced. On May 9, 1958 she married her soul mate,...
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Ellen Hamill

March 20, 1939 - November 13, 2017

Ellen Hamill passed away peacefully on November 13, 2017. She was still living in her home, in Albany, OR, but had recently had a bout with pneumonia and was recovering at Regency Nursing Home when she died. She was loved by many, and will be greatly missed. Ellen was born, March 20, 1939, to Evelyn B. Heck and Archie L. Derlein on March 20, 1939 in Cambridge&...
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Dean Charles Sade

August 24, 1948 - November 10, 2017

August 24, 1948---November 10, 2017 Dean Sade, 69, of Albany left us on November 10th. Dean was born the younger twin to Ray and Elsie Sade in Swan Valley, Idaho. In 1955 he moved to Brownsville. Dean graduated from Central Linn High School in 1967, and soon after he joined the army and served in Vietnam. When he returned he got a degree in drafting at LBCC and...
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Gail Kaye Jamison

September 25, 1941 - November 10, 2017

Gail Jamison, 76, of Albany, passed away peacefully on Friday with her family at her side. Born in Glendale, California to Guy and Florence (Burns) Kinsley, at age three her family moved to Edwards Air Force Base. Gail attended Desert High School, graduating in 1959. That same year she married the love of her life Joel E. Jamison and together they moved with their...
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Lyle Modin

July 30, 1929 - November 7, 2017

July 30, 1929---November 7, 2017 Lyle Modin, 88, of Albany died Tuesday at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. Born in Boring, Oregon as one of five children to John and Dorothy (Lampert) Modin, Lyle was raised in Boring and then Newport. He served in the US Navy, and then in the US Army and was honorably discharged in 1953. He came to Albany in the early 1960...
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John William Camp

May 22, 1950 - October 27, 2017

May 22, 1950---October 27, 2017 John Camp, 67, of Jefferson passed away Friday at OHSU after a brief but fierce battle with acute myeloid leukemia. Born in Forest City, Iowa to Dr. John R. and Jean (McIntyre) Camp, John attended Britt, Iowa High School. He graduated there in 1969 and earned the rank of Eagle Scout. He attended Upper Iowa University before...
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Jennifer Lynn Walden

July 27, 1982 - October 27, 2017

July 27, 1982---October 27, 2017 Jennifer was born on July 27, 1982 to Eddie and Doris Harris and passed away Friday, October 27th. She is survived by her parents, her sister Amy Harris, her husband Luke Walden, her nana Millie Reid, her mother and father in-law Sarah and John Walden, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, family, friends and her...
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Glenn D. Westbrook

February 12, 1930 - October 26, 2017

Glenn Westbrook, 87, of Dallas, passed away Thursday, October 26th at his home. Glenn was born in Revillo, South Dakota to John Samuel and Edith (Sutton) Westbrook. He married Mary Louise Gutierrez on February 23, 1952 in Albany. He was a long time resident of Albany where he and his wife owned and operated a number of restaurant businesses including Tom-Tom Restaurant&...
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Gayleen Baucum

January 1, 1953 - October 16, 2017

January 1, 1953-October 16, 2017 Gayleen Baucum passed away from a stroke on October 16. She was 64. Gayleen was born to Velma (McGwier) Barletti and Edward L Baucum on New Years’ Day 1953 in Turlock, California. Her early childhood she spent moving around a little until their family moved to The Dalles, Oregon in 1957. She grew up and attended school there before moving to...
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Stanley Gourley

February 13, 1925 - October 10, 2017

Stanley Gourley, 92, of Albany, passed away Tuesday, October 10th at his home. Stanley was born in Albany to Ernest and Lena (Mitzner) Gourley. He lived in Albany and Halsey during his life, attended East Knox Butte Grade School, and then graduated from Albany High School in 1943. He married Lorene Larson on June 3, 1947 in Lebanon. Stanley daried with his father...
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Robert E. Reynolds

June 16, 1933 - October 6, 2017

Robert “Bob” Elroy Reynolds Sr, 84, passed away on Friday October 6th, surrounded by family. He was born in 1933 to Paul and Pearl Reynolds in Calgary Canada. At an early age he and his family moved to the United States where he later became a US Citizen. He and his family eventually settled in Ontario Oregon where he graduated from Ontario High School. He later moved to...
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Walter Allen Schneider

June 1, 1942 - October 6, 2017

Walter Allen Schneider June 1, 1942 - Oct. 6, 2017 Walter, “Big Al“ Schneider, 75, of Albany, passed away peacefully at his home Friday morning. The son of Walter and Lorraine (Shaw) Schneider, Al was born in Lebanon, graduated from Sweet Home High School and served in the Navy until June, 1963. After touring the oceans of the world, Al...
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Douglas Steven Parker

October 4, 1953 - October 6, 2017

Douglas Steven Parker, born October 4, 1953 in Roseburg, OR to Harold and Alvera (Johnston) Parker has passed away in Portland, OR on October 6, 2017. He was the second youngest of seven children, spending most of his younger years in Roseburg and surrounding areas. Doug graduated from Roseburg High School in 1971 and from Umpqua Community College in 1973. He moved up to...
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Shirley Gail Bilyeu

December 28, 1941 - October 6, 2017

Shirley Gail Bilyeu, 75, of Tangent, passed away on October 6th, 2017, at Samaritan Albany General Hospital, after medical complications stemming from her battle with cancer. Shirley was born at Albany General Hospital on December 28th, 1941 to Ted and Ruth Volz. She was raised in Philomath and Albany with older brother Ted, younger siblings Chuck and Debbie,...
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Robert Harold Troughton

March 4, 1952 - October 3, 2017

Robert Harold Troughton, 65, of Newport, died October 3 at the Samaritan Evergreen Hospice House in Albany. He is survived by his wife, Carol S. Troughton of Albany; mother, Dorothy Troughton of Nampa, Idaho; sisters, Chrystal Johannson of Nampa, Idaho, and Coral Troughton of Fruitland, Idaho; brothers, Ronald W. Troughton of Fruitland, Idaho,...
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Kathryn Kaye Craft

July 7, 1940 - September 28, 2017

Kathryn Kaye Craft, formerly Eldaine Kaye Byers, 77, of Albany, passed away Thursday at the Samaritan Evergreen Hospice House. Kathryn was born in Lebanon to Berkrem and Elsie (Scheler) Byers. She graduated from Springfield High School and went to work for a construction company in Portland until 1968. She then went to work at Oremet in Albany. Kathryn married Donald Craft...
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Franklin Leroy Koenig

October 1, 1935 - September 25, 2017

Leroy Koenig, 81, passed peacefully on Monday at Timberwood Court in Albany, Oregon. Born in Valentine, Nebraska on October 1, 1935 to Frank and Emma Marie (Kindred) Koenig. He grew up in an orphanage in Omaha with siblings Robert, Jack, Sandra, Dorine, Sheryl and Daryl. Leroy and his siblings were placed for adoption or foster care at a young age and Leroy...
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Alma Patricia Meyer

February 25, 1950 - September 24, 2017

Alma Meyer February 25, 1950---September 24, 2017 Alma Meyer (Strait) 67 of Albany passed away Sunday. She was born in Philadelphia, PA to Cecil & Mary (Finsterbusch) Strait and moved to Oregon with her family as a young girl. She attended Albany Union H.S. class of 1969. She married Ed Perlenfein in 1969. They had two children Sherri and Tony. They later divorced and she married...
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Doreen E. Eagy

June 7, 1919 - September 22, 2017

Doreen Eldora Githens was born at home June 7, 1919 in Peoria, OR on the donation land claim of her great grandparents, the James Garretts. Her parents were Russell and Fay (King) Githens. She attended Peoria Grade School, graduating from Shedd High School in 1937. She played for the Corvallis Girls’ Softball Team from 1939 - 1941. On September 27, 1941 she...
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Melva Luree Jordan Backer Cooper Backer

October 17, 1925 - September 22, 2017

MELVA LUREE JORDAN BACKER COOPER BACKER A direct descendant of Joshua Hickman and Josinah van Meter of the houses of Moss and Meter, died peacefully at Saint Anne’s Home in San Francisco, California on September 22, 2017. Born on her grandparents section of Cedar County, Nebraska in her father and mother’s farm house on October 17, 1925, Melva Luree was an...
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Bert M. Warner

November 30, 1929 - September 21, 2017

Bert M Warner, 87, died peacefully in her home on September 21st, 2017. Bert was born on November 30th, 1929 to Martin and Laura Poslick in Portland, Oregon. She and her husband Neil were married on September 15th, 1962 and raised their family in Albany, Oregon. Bert was a devoted wife, loving mother and proud grandmother. She was adventurous and some of her...
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Rex Lowell Dustman

April 6, 1943 - September 20, 2017

Rex Dustman April 6, 1943- September 20, 2017 Rex Lowell Dustman, 74, of Albany passed away Wednesday. Son of Margaret and William Dustman, born in Houston, TX and raised in Albany, OR. He graduated West Albany High in 61'. Rex served in the Air Force 1962-1968. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling, and classic cars. Rex is survived by his son,...
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Gary Lee Torgeson

August 31, 1934 - September 19, 2017

Gary Lee Torgeson August 31, 1934---September 19, 2017 Gary L. Torgeson, 83, of Albany died Tuesday at Samaritan Evergreen Hospice House. Born in Albany to Alva and Beulah (Crocker) Torgeson, Gary was raised in Albany and met Marveen “Kaye” Atlee at Albany high school where he graduated in 1952. They married on May 1st, 1955 and moved to San Francisco where...
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Leroy J. Schlosser

September 3, 1932 - September 18, 2017

Leroy J. Schlosser Sept. 3, 1932 - Sept. 18, 2017 Leroy Schlosser, 85, of Corvallis, passed away at home Monday. The son of Leroy F. and Emma (Stang) Schlosser, he was born in Lacon, Illinois. He married Dianne Cooper, they had four children. Leroy relocated his family to Oakland, Ca in 1957. He spent his career as a delivery driver. The family enjoyed...
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Paul Joseph Jensen

December 16, 1949 - September 17, 2017

Paul Jensen, 67, passed away peacefully on Sunday with his family by his side. Paul was born December 16, 1949 to Harold Jensen and Genevieve Linster Jensen. One of seven children, he was raised in Albany. He attended St Mary's school through 8th grade and graduated from AUHS in 1968. As a young man, Paul married and raised his son and daughter. He strived to pass along...
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Russell Glenn Burge

May 29, 1951 - September 15, 2017

Russell Glenn Burge May 29, 1951---September 15, 2017 Glenn Burge, 66, of Albany passed onto the Lord Friday at his home. Born in Enterprise, Oregon to Russell and Freda (Mallon) Burge, Glenn was raised in Prospect, Oregon and married his high school sweetheart Karen South in 1971 in Medford. Glenn worked in sawmills for 30 years, mainly in Eastern Oregon. ...
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Albert Jess Dosier

December 12, 1933 - September 13, 2017

Albert Jess Dosier December 12, 1933---September 13, 2017 Albert Dosier, 83, of Stayton died Wednesday at Stayton Santiam Hospital. Born in Fort Worth, Texas to Jess and Maggie (Mowery) Dosier, Albert was raised in California. He married Maudie Alford on November 14th, 1955 in Windsor, California and together they moved to Marion, Oregon in 1968. They lived...
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Winona Callahan

August 12, 1943 - September 12, 2017

Winona Callahan August 12, 1943 - Sept. 12, 2017 Winona Callahan, 74, of Jefferson, passed Tuesday at the Samaritan Evergreen Hospice House. The Daughter of Alfred and Marjorie (Hutchins) Gibson, she was born in Pagosa Springs, Colorado. She married Christ Palamaris on June 5, 1962 they later divorced. Winona married Paul Callahan June 19th 1970, he...
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Laura Ann Miller

February 2, 1955 - September 11, 2017

Laura Ann Miller February 2, 1955 - September 11, 2017 Dr. Laura Ann Miller, age 62 of Portland, Oregon, joined the Lord on September 11, 2017. She battled cancer for over a year, and passed away in Halsey at her childhood home. Laura was born in Lebanon, Oregon to Frank H. and Lorraine A. (Davis) Miller on February 2, 1955. She grew up in Halsey on their...
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Gary Hagan

March 2, 1942 - September 9, 2017

Gary Gaylord Hagan March 2, 1942 - September 9, 2017 Gary Hagan, 75, of Albany, passed away Saturday at the Samaritan Albany General Hospital. Gary was born in Lexington, Nebraska to Elmer P. and Roberta (Ball) Hagan. He grew up in Lexington and moved to Oregon in 1960. On May 24, 1992 he married Susie Fraba in Reno, Nevada. Gary worked for Wah Chang...
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Janice Larene Bethell

September 29, 1934 - September 6, 2017

Janice “Jan” Bethell passed away peacefully at Samaritan Albany Hospital September 6th, 2017 from a sudden stroke. Jan was a full time homemaker living on a small farm and had her hands full raising her 3 boys. Jan’s greatest loves were her family, friends and pets. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, canning, crossword puzzles and sports. Jan loved...
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Jeremy Alan Crites

August 8, 1972 - September 5, 2017

Jeremy Alan Crites August 18, 1972 - September 4, 2017 He was born in McMinnville Oregon August 18th, 1972 the third son of Jake and Joann. Jeremy spent his life in the Willamette Valley. He attended 12 years of school in Jefferson, Oregon. Jeremy married Cari Merryman on June 18th 1994 in Jefferson. They went on to spend their lives together and raise their family in Albany....
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Karleen Diana Luster

July 30, 1934 - September 5, 2017

July 30, 1934-----September 5, 2017 Karleen Diana (Markussen) Luster was born in San Francisco, California on her parent’s second anniversary, July 30, 1934, where she lived until she was a senior in high school. She attended Oregon State College, studying accounting, where she met and later married the love of her life, Jim Luster. They were married...
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Grant Thomas Hromas

October 5, 1966 - September 5, 2017

Grant Thomas Hromas October 5, 1966 - September 5, 2017 Grant Hromas, 50, from Albany, passed Tuesday. The son of Wayne and Jo Ellen (Kropp), Grant was born in Albany where he lived his entire life. Grant attended St. Mary’s Catholic Elementary School, Calapooia Junior High, and South Albany High School. He graduated in 1985. After graduation,...
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Judith Judy McQueen

March 21, 1941 - September 5, 2017

Judith “Judy” Elaine McQueen passed away on September 5th, 2017, at Bonaventure Memory Care Facility in Albany, Oregon, at the age of 76 years. Judy was born on March 21, 1941, in Salem, Oregon, to Harold and Lorena Fisher. She is survived by her husband James McQueen, daughters Kelly (Randy) Wildman and Kim (Mike) Stutzman, stepsons James Jr....
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Joanne Marie Hamlin

January 2, 1948 - September 1, 2017

Jan 2, 1948 - Sept 1, 2017 Joanne Marie Hamlin, 69 of Scio went home to be with the Lord on Friday Sept 1st. She was survived by her husband Earl Hamlin whom she married on Oct 14, 2006. Survivors also include her son's Tom of Oklahoma, and John of Wyoming. Brother Edwin, and sisters Nancy and Agnes. 8 grandchildren and her many great grandchildren. Joanne will be missed...
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Charles Bill Moore

May 5, 1935 - August 26, 2017

Charles William “Bill” Moore, 82, passed away surrounded by his family in Albany, OR at the Samaritan Evergreen Hospice House on August 26, 2017. Bill was born on May 5, 1935 in Mason City, NE to James and Eleanor (Thorn) Moore as their fourth child on the family farm. He attended elementary school near Mason City and graduated from Mason City High School in...
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James Daniel Browning

May 26, 1925 - August 25, 2017

May 6, 1925 - August 25, 2017 Dan. 92, passed at his home in Albany. He was born in San Bernardino, CA to John Leveret and Loretta Barber Browning. He played on the 1944 State Champion Marshfield football team and graduated from Marshfield High School (1944). He earned a Bachelor's of Science in Chemistry (1948) and a Bachelor's of Education (1952) from University of Oregon&...
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Sharon Rose Wipf

September 12, 1946 - August 23, 2017

Sharon Wipf, 70, of Albany, passed away Wednesday at the Salem Hospital. Sharon was born in Dickinson, North Dakota to Clemence and Martha (Splichel) Frenzel. She grew up in Dickinson and in 1982 married Zach Wipf in Huron, South Dakota. Sharon loved taking care of people. Her favorite two people in the world were her great grandchildren, Zoee and Zaine. She is...
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Gladys Rose Fenn

September 22, 1950 - August 21, 2017

September 22, 1950 — August 21, 2017 Gladys Marlene Sanders Fenn, 66, daughter of James Ellis Sanders and Pearl Elena Martino Sanders, departed from this life on Monday, August 21, 2017. The sun itself stopped shining for a few minutes in honor of her. Gladys graduated from Jefferson High School in 1968. Following high school, she entered Merritt Davis...
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William Wayne Hawes

March 21, 1935 - August 17, 2017

William (Bill) Wayne Hawes was born March 21, 1935 in Redding, California during a 6” snowstorm to parents Roy and Virginia (Steward). He is survived by his wife of almost 60 years, Diane. They were married October 12, 1957 in Anderson, California. They have three children: Kevin (Connie), Keith (Loren) and Kelley Hawes (St John) Brusewitz (“Buz” Donald)...
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Virginia Alexander

December 2, 1929 - August 16, 2017

Virginia Louise Alexander Dec. 2, 1929 - Aug. 16, 2017 Virginia Louise Alexander, 87, of Albany, Oregon passed away at St. Mary’s Hospital in Reno. The daughter of Hobart and Edna (Miller) Alexander, she was born in Altus Oklahoma. She married John R. Kitto, April 4, 1947 in Los Angeles They had 9 children and later divorced. Virginia worked as a...
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Mary Honey Heuschkel

June 5, 1921 - August 16, 2017

Mary Eleanor “Honey” Heuschkel June 5, 1921 --- August 16, 2017 Mary Heuschkel of Albany left this world to start her new life in Heaven on August 16. Mary, 96, was surrounded by her loving family as she made her journey to be with the Lord. Mary was born June 5, 1921 in Glenwood Springs, Colorado to Emory and Ruth Hampton. She was the second of three...
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Yvonne Jean Fixel

June 16, 1942 - August 16, 2017

June 16, 1942---August 16, 2017 Yvonne Fixel,75, of Albany died Wednesday at her home. Born in Albany to Carl and Laura (Mundt) Berger, Yvonne attended Corvallis schools and graduated from Corvallis High School in 1960. Yvonne’s first career was nursing, and she worked in Alaska for a time flying with bush pilots and caring for natives to the area. She then...
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Clarence Davis Parker, Sr.

April 14, 1946 - August 15, 2017

April 14, 1946 -----August 15, 2017 Clarence Parker Sr., 71, of Albany, passed away Tuesday, August 15, 2017. Clarence was born in Luling, Texas to Simon Davis and Alonia Thompson. At the age of 6, he moved to Arizona before eventually settling down in Oregon where he met and married Tressie Parker on October 23, 1982 in Albany. Clarence’s passion was...
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Martin Bierly

June 13, 1949 - August 15, 2017

Martin Bierly was called home on August 15, 2017. He was an honorable gentleman and always willing to give a helping hand. His survivors include Kathy, his loving wife of 47 years, son Ken and wife Amanda, daughter Tammy and husband Dale, exchange daughter Marisol Espinosa Martan and husband Rafael. Martin was blessed with eight grandsons and one great granddaughter. In...
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Betty Anna Eveleth

July 23, 1940 - August 14, 2017

July 23, 1940 - Aug. 14, 2017 Betty A. Eveleth, 77, of Monmouth, passed Monday. The daughter of Gordon and Eula (Thompson) Hughes and Foster Mother Josie Backer-Schlabach she was born in Brownsville. Betty is survived by her husband Oren; children Elaine McMullen-Vinson and her husband Lonnie Vinson, Elizabeth Ross, Elvina and her husband Mark Branson Sr.,...
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Paul Colony

December 27, 1950 - August 14, 2017

December, 27, 1950-----August 14, 2017 Paul was born in Cedar Rapids IA to Charles & Dorothy Colony (Nosek). He grew up in Albany OR, graduating from Albany Union H.S. and served in the army during the Vietnam War. He and his wife Jan Proctor Colony moved to Portland where they raised their family. Paul Loved hunting, fishing, and racing. After years of working as an...
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Gary Lee Rose

November 9, 1949 - August 13, 2017

Gary Lee Rose November 9, 1949---August 13, 2017 Gary Lee Rose, 67, passed away with his family by his side on August 13, 2017 at his home in Klamath Falls. Gary was born in Albany, Oregon to Lawrence “Red” and Nema (Laxton) Rose on November 9, 1949. He went to school in Halsey. He married Denise Rose-Spicher. This marriage later ended in divorce. On...
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Taylor Michael Whitney-Leigh

April 19, 1991 - August 10, 2017

April 19, 1991---August 10, 2017 Taylor Michael Whitney-Leigh, age 26, lost his life Thursday,August 10th in a car accident outside of Scio, Oregon. Taylor’s quick action and selfless concern for others prevented more tragedy from occurring. His passengers, although seriously injured, considered Taylor's actions as heroic……”he was brave and...
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Kenneth Jack Eshelman

April 8, 1946 - August 9, 2017

April 8, 1946 --- August 9, 2017 Kenneth Jack Eshelman was born on April 8, 1946 in Salem, Oregon and is a graduate of Scio High School. Ken spent his adult life living in Albany, Corvallis and Moses Lake, Washington. He held a variety of positions in both the metals and paper chemicals industries. He enjoyed boating, fishing and flying. His greatest joy came from...
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Evelyn Bernice Compton

November 28, 1932 - August 7, 2017

Evelyn Bernice Compton passed away on 8/7/2017 at Regency in Albany. Bernice was born on 11/28/1932 in Albany, Oregon to Merle Young and Clifford Compton. She loved to watch baseball, basketball and football. Her favorite teams were the Seattle Mariners, the Portland Trailblazers and the Oregon State Beavers. She is survived by her daughter Velma Johnston (Albany),...
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Donald Wayne Hawkins

March 29, 1944 - August 6, 2017

Donald Wayne Hawkins March 29, 1944---August 6, 2017 Donald Hawkins, 73, of Albany died Sunday at his home. Born in Fresno to Troy and Augusta (Sullivan) Hawkins, Donald joined the Navy in 1961 and served for 4 years. He attended Lane Community College and married Pam Griffin, then began a career as a jet mechanic in California first for TWA and then US Air,...
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William Phillips

May 9, 1958 - August 6, 2017

May 9, 1958 - Aug. 6, 2017 William (Bill) Roger Phillips, 59, of Shedd, died on Sunday. He was born in Gold Beach to Alan and Elenore Glaefke Peck. Bill was known to everyone as a person who could make any kind of plant grow. He spent most of his adult life as an organic farmer. He took great pride in the quality of his produce. He loved exploring wild areas of...
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Yvette Marie Shamayleh

August 18, 1956 - August 3, 2017

August 18, 1956---August 3, 2017 Yvette Marie Shamayleh, was born August 18, 1956 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She was the oldest of four children to Stanley F. Schendel and Charlotte M. Turner. The family moved many times over the years from Minnesota to northern California, then Wisconsin, Missouri, Canada, Illinois, Kentucky, Indiana, with the...
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Lawrence Larry Holt

October 16, 1943 - August 2, 2017

Lawrence Lee Holt October 16, 1943---August 2, 2017 Lawrence “Larry” Lee Holt passed away in Albany on August 2nd. Born in Redmond, Oregon to Floyd and Mary Katherine Holt. He was raised on a potato farm where he worked the land, milked cows and collected chicken eggs. After finishing high school he served in the National Guard for two years. From there he attended...
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Ronald Alfred Poole

July 10, 1935 - July 31, 2017

July 10, 1935 to July 31, 2017 Ronald Alfred Poole, born in Corsham, England, died peacefully in his home in Albany, Oregon. He was 82. He is survived by his beloved wife Norma, and his daughters Diana Givens and Isabel Klint.
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Kim Ann Enyart

June 10, 1959 - July 26, 2017

Kim Ann Enyart, age 58, passed away on Wednesday July 26, 2017. She was born on June 10, 1959 in Albany Oregon to Robert and June (Brown) Patrick. She grew up in Albany and graduated from South Albany High School in 1977. She married Kevin Enyart in 1986. Together they had one daughter. For those who had the pleasure to know Kim, knew that she had the biggest heart. It didn't matter who you...
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Carol Ann Gibson

March 9, 1950 - July 21, 2017

Carol Ann "Sugar" Gibson, 67, of Jefferson, passed away Friday at the Samaritan Evergreen Hospice House. Carol was born in Norfolk, Nebraska to Dell and Laura (Vandenberg) Jones. The family moved to Oregon in 1959 and settled in Jefferson. She graduated from Jefferson High School in 1968 and married her high school sweetheart, Terry Gibson in Scio. Carol enjoyed everything outdoors;...
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Sondra Louise Moon

August 7, 1939 - July 20, 2017

Mrs. Sondra Louise "Sandy" Moon, daughter of Les Mintken and Dorothy Snyder was born on August 7, 1939 in Gurley, Nebraska. A graduate of Corvallis High, Sandy met the love of her life, Jack Moon, and was married on December 7, 1956. She began her married life as an army wife & stay at home mom. After Jack's time in the service, the followed Jack's work through much of Oregon. Sandy enjoyed being...
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Ardiss Jean Burch

December 28, 1948 - July 16, 2017

Ardiss Jean Burch December 28, 1948 – July 16, 2017 Ardiss Jean (Kennel) Burch, 68, of Monmouth, passed away Sunday at her home. She was born the third of five children, to Earl W. And Bernice (Hooley) Kennel in Albany. She is survived by Kathleen Schweitzer, Bob Kennel and John Kennel. Deceased is Dwight Kennel. She attended Grand Prairie Elementary on the property her great grandfather,...
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Don Richard Meader

September 13, 1936 - July 16, 2017

Don Richard Meader September 13, 1936---July 16, 2017 Don Meader, 80, of Albany died Sunday at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. Born in Gothenburg, Nebraska to Richard and Eva (Anderson) Meader, Don moved to California as a boy and then to Albany as a teenager. After graduating from high school Don entered the US Air Force and served for 4 years. Upon his discharge he returned to...
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Bodil Dickerson

June 5, 1938 - July 15, 2017

Bodil "Bodie" Dickerson, 79, of Albany, passed away Saturday at her home. Bodie was born in Bogense, Denmark to Gunnar and Inger (Junker) Normose. She lived in Denmark until the age of 17 when she became Denmark's first AFS student. She stayed with the Boock family during her year in Albany (1955 – 1956) and attended Albany Union High School. She returned to Oregon in 1960, married Dale...
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Joe Martinez

June 24, 1936 - July 13, 2017

June 24, 1936---July 13, 2017 Joe Martinez was born June 24, 1936 in Brooklyn, New York to Teodora Rodriguez and Jose Martinez, who immigrated from Cordoba, Spain. When Joe was young, his family moved to Oklahoma for job opportunities, eventually settling in California. Joe grew up in Sunnyvale, California where he played baseball and football for Fremont High School and met his wife of sixty...
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Cathleen Thomas

December 29, 1951 - July 10, 2017

December 29, 1951 - July 10, 2017 We lost a great woman and heaven gained one. Cathleen (Cathey) Louise Thomas, of Albany, passed away on July 10th in Albany at the age of 65. Cathey was born in Corvallis, Or. The daughter of Robert Walter May, Sr. and Wilma Joan (Anderson) May Beckner, Cathey grew up in Corvallis and went to school there. Cathey married Donald ...
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Robert Dean Snyder

December 9, 1964 - July 4, 2017

Robert "Bob" Snyder, 52, of Albany, passed away Tuesday at his home. Bob was born in Albany to Charles Leon Snyder and Esther (Eveleth) Harrison. He lived in Albany except for the short time he spent in the Navy. Bob worked for Hewlett Packard and Oregon Freeze Dry until becoming ill with lung problems. After a few years he worked at Old Navy doing janitorial work. Bob loved to work and...
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Robert Scott Bittick

November 8, 1962 - July 3, 2017

Robert "Scott" Bittick Nov. 8, 1962 – July 3, 2017 Robert "Scott" Bittick, 54 of Jefferson, passed at his home. The son of Herbert and Jacqueline (James) Bittick, he was born in Spokane, WA. He married Stacy (Clarke) August 15, 2016 in Salem. Scott aka Papa, loved to laugh and make everybody around him happy. To the people that knew him, he was a spark of positive that we all...
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Doris Jean Bason

May 30, 1928 - June 30, 2017

Doris Jean "Deej" Bason (née Canon) passed away on June 30, 2017. She was 89 years old. For the last two years she lived at The Oaks in Lebanon, Oregon, a senior living community where she loved to laugh and joke with fellow tenants. Deej was born on May 30, 1928 in Hampton, Nebraska to Viola S. (Stoddard) and the Reverend Myrvan B. Canon. She graduated from York College, a private...
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Charles Allen Gilliam

October 3, 1943 - June 29, 2017

Charles Allen Gilliam, 73, of Albany passed away June 29th at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis. Chuck was born in Baxter Springs, Kansas to parents O. H. "Jack" and Creda Gilliam. Chuck worked as a contractor for many years. His clients appreciated his detailed craftmanship. Chuck was an avid Oregon State Beaver fan and enjoyed reading about WWII history. He is survived by...
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Dorieta Shumaker

December 17, 1927 - June 26, 2017

Dorieta Shumaker, 89, of Crabtree passed away on June 26, 2017 at the Mennonite Home in Albany, Oregon. Dorieta was born on December 17, 1927 in Albany, Oregon to Floyd and Pauline (Moreland) Fisher. She was a direct descendant of Ezra Fisher, an Oregon/Willamette Valley pioneer circuit pastor who traveled the Oregon Trail with his family in 1845. Her father Floyd and Uncle Harold began the...
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Glenn Mervyn Cochran

September 29, 1917 - June 23, 2017

Glenn Cochran, 99, of Salem and formerly of Echo, Oregon died Friday in Salem. Born in Lewvan, Saskatchewan to Clarence and Lavina (Erickson) Cochran, Glenn moved to Lock Ridge, Iowa in 1921 and graduated from high school there. He came to Oregon in 1937. Glenn was drafted into the US Army and served in WWII in the European Theatre. Upon his discharge Glenn returned to Jefferson and purchased...
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Anne H. Beutler

September 20, 1920 - June 22, 2017

1920-2017 Anne Beutler passed away on June 22, 2017 at the age of 96. She was born to Jerry and Anna Vetr, immigrants from Czechoslovakia, on Sept. 20, 1920, in Detroit, Michigan. She and her sister, Helen grew up in Temple, Michigan. After graduating from high school in Harrison MI, she went on to Central Michigan College, now Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant where she earned her...
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Elena Jean Boswell

March 21, 1935 - June 16, 2017

Elena "Jean" Boswell passed away peacefully Friday. The youngest of three children, Jean was born in Johnson, Arkansas to Reverend Henry and Gladys (Miller) Boswell. Jean enjoyed Sunday afternoon picnics in the park with her parents. She listened to southern gospel music and water painted. Jean was preceded by her two older sisters, Maria Samples and Peggy Dibble. There will be a viewing...
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John Hightower

September 30, 1951 - June 15, 2017

John Lynn Dennis Hightower, 65, passed away on June 15, 2017 at his home, in Albany, Oregon. He was born on September 30, 1951 in Salem, Oregon. He was a longtime resident of Newport, Oregon, but recently moved to Albany prior to his passing. John grew up in Marion, Oregon. He graduated from Cascade Union High School in Turner, Oregon in 1969. After high school, he worked in marketing and...
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Suzanne E. Krpalek Black

October 26, 1956 - June 12, 2017

Suzanne Elizabeth Krpalek Black, 60, formerly of Albany, died suddenly on June 12, 2017 at her home in Happy Valley, Oregon with her partner, Dan Dutton at her side. She had battled her diabetes the last several years and died of complications of this terrible disease. Suzy was born October 26, 1956 in Albany, Oregon to her parents, John and Edith Krpalek. She spent her early years attending St....
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Helen Rowell

May 25, 1927 - June 11, 2017

Helen Rowell, 90, of Albany died Sunday at Samaritan Evergreen Hospice House. Born in Roseburg to George and Achsa (Davenport) Wilson, Helen grew up riding her horses on Mt. Nebo in Roseburg and attended Roseburg schools. She married Jack Rowell in 1949 in Roseburg and together they raised racehorses. Jack was an electrician and they lived in several Oregon communities including Bend, Redmond...
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Evelyn Sandmeyer

November 7, 1918 - June 10, 2017

Evelyn Sandmeyer was placed in Evergreen Hospice in Albany due to a fall. She passed away June 10, 2017. Evelyn was born Nov. 7, 1918 in Lebanon, Oregon to James Percy and Freida (Jakel) McTimmonds. She was a descendant of 1845 pioneers Lambert and Ann (Burns) McTimmonds who settled McTimmonds Valley in Polk County Oregon. She grew up in Lebanon, then her family moved to Albany her junior year...
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Harry Whit Whitley, Jr.

July 12, 1952 - June 4, 2017

Harry Whitley Jr. "Whit" 64, passed away Sunday at his Albany home. He was born in Gardena, CA to Harry Sr. and Jacque (Moore) Whitley. He is survived by his 2 sons Jason, wife Melissa, Jeremy, wife Mandy; mother Jacque, brother Stewart, all of Albany; sisters, Kayla of Oklahoma and Valerie of New Mexico. He was blessed with 5 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Harry was preceded in...
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Jerry Lee Wohlers

November 28, 1947 - June 3, 2017

Jerry Wohlers, 69, of Albany died Saturday at Samaritan Evergreen Hospice House. Born in Grand Island, Nebraska to Doyle and Verna Fay (Grim) Wohlers, Jerry moved to Corvallis in 1960 and graduated from Corvallis High School in 1965. He served his country in the US Army in Vietnam from 1967 to 1970, and upon his discharge moved to Albany in 1971 and married Mildred "Milli" Ames in Corvallis on...
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Heike Ohling

January 16, 1933 - June 3, 2017

Heike Ohling, 84, passed quietly at Evergreen Hospice House. The youngest son of Glenn and Rachel Ohling was born and raised on the Ohling Family Farm; Oakville Road in Albany. He married Annemarie Guttzeit on June 7, 1962, in Heidelberg, German. Heike was an outgoing person who greatly enjoyed talked to everyone and helping in any way he could. During his lifetime he was an FFA advisor, a...
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Effie Gayle Scott

September 12, 1935 - June 2, 2017

Effie Scott, 81, of Albany died Friday at Timberwood Court. Effie was born in Eugene to Wayne and May (Boggess) Pickens. She married Bill Gooch in 1953 and they had three daughters, they later divorced. She married Cliff Scott in 1972 and he preceded her in death. Survivors include daughters Kathy Kalina, Sally Gennette, and Jenny Gooch; brother Don Pickens; and grandchildren Sarah Kalina,...
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Shirley Jean Gross

October 24, 1929 - June 1, 2017

Shirley Gross, 87, of Jefferson, passed away Thursday morning at the Mennonite Home in Albany. Shirley was born in Salem to Fred and Bertha (Chittick) Jorgenson. She lived in Talbot all her life and attended Talbot school. She married Isaac Gross in Talbot on December 10, 1947. Shirley was a 4-H leader for many years and loved horses. She also enjoyed corresponding with her numerous pen...
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Robert Ronald Lowry

February 23, 1932 - May 31, 2017

Robert Ronald Lowry, 85, of Corvallis died Wednesday, May 31, at Regency Park Place in Corvallis. Bob was born in San Francisco, California on February 23, 1932, to Herbert and Anna Lowry. His family moved to several locations in the bay area before settling down in Paradise, California. Bob graduated from Chico State with a degree in Chemistry. On a trip to Eugene, Oregon, he met his...
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Jean Johnston

September 17, 1921 - May 30, 2017

Jean Johnston, 95, of Albany, passed away at her residence. The daughter of Earl and Rhea (Wotring) Glover, she was born in Akron, Ohio. She married Wilbur Johnston July 3, 1941. She is survived by her daughters Patricia Applegate and Kathryn Briggs, 2 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Graveside services will be 1:00pm Thursday June 8th at Gilliland Cemetery in Sweet Home. Memorial...
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Rena Whisnant

December 7, 1926 - May 26, 2017

Rena passed quietly from congestive heart failure and dementia. She was born to parents Fred and Gertrude Lang, was the eldest of ten children and grew up in the Silver Falls and Stayton areas. Rena was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years Donald W Whisnant, brothers Harold Lang, Clarence Lang, Dewayne Lang and sister Shirley McNutt. She was a hard worker and worked side by side with...
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Rogers Hawthorne

October 23, 1944 - May 25, 2017

Roger passed away suddenly on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at Samaritan Albany General Hospital. He was born in Portland to Ralph and Margaret Hawthorne. At age five, they moved to Fresno, California, until 1957 when they came to Albany. At age 16 Roger set up his "Albany Aquariums" business, raising and selling tropical fish out of the basement of his parents home. Roger graduated from Albany Union...
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Doris Brand

May 30, 1927 - May 23, 2017

Doris passed sweetly away in her sleep on May 23rd at 89 years old. She had a wonderful life and loved her family including her children Greg C. Brand and his wife Susan, and daughter Kathi Fieken who all survive her. She had 2 brothers Chet Sims and Vernie Elder, and sister-in-laws who have previously passed except one sister-in-law Betty Sims who still lives in Albany. She enjoyed many...
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Robert Alfred Eshbaugh

December 2, 1923 - May 23, 2017

Bob Eshbaugh, 93 of Albany and most recently at the Oregon Veterans Home in Lebanon, passed away on May 23, 2017. Bob was born in Rockwell City, Iowa to parents Paul and Madge Eshbaugh. He attended the one-room school house on the farm property and upon high school graduation, Bob began his pursuit of flying and traveled to California to attend the Aero Industries Technical Institute. In 1943...
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Emerson Martin

July 7, 1933 - May 20, 2017

Emerson Martin passed away peacefully Saturday surrounded by family at Samaritan Evergreen Hospice House. He was born along with a twin brother in Ephrata, PA to Emanuel and Rachel Martin. He spent his early years in Ontario, Canada and Pennsylvania. He attended Eastern Mennonite College in Harrisonburg, VA before moving to Salem, Oregon in 1957. He married Thelma Bitikofer on June 5, 1959....
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