Our Obituaries

Shirley Ann Bateman

May 6, 1939 - June 7, 2018

Shirley Ann Bateman, 79, of Albany, passed away Thursday at the Mennonite Home. Shirley was born in Seattle, Washington to Ralph J. and Betty Jane (Brogden) Fetterley. She grew up in the Willamette Valley and in 1957 married James C. Bateman in Lebanon. Shirley spent time working in food service and volunteering at Oak Grove and Fir Grove elementary schools in Albany. She...
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Dorothy Clarice Aerni

August 26, 1947 - June 5, 2018

August 26, 1947 - June 5, 2018 On Tuesday, June 5, 2018, Dorothy Aerni, wife, mother, grandmother, and sister, passed away at her home in Albany. The daughter of William, Sr. and Allie (Bolden) Powers, she was born in Longview, Washington. She married Bernard “Bernie” Aerni, Sr. March 13, 1970 in Vancouver,...
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Merlyn Park

August 1, 1949 - May 31, 2018

August 1, 1949 - May 31, 2018 Merlyn Woodrow Park, 68, of Jefferson, passed away Thursday at the Samaritan Evergreen Hospice House. Merlyn was born in Albany to John Woodrow and Annetta Gertrude (Thompson) Park. He began his career as an electrician and then started his own business as an electrical contractor which lasted 35 years. Merlyn was the Timber Carnival...
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Merlyn Woodrow Park

August 1, 1949 - May 31, 2018

Merlyn Woodrow Park, 68, of Jefferson, passed away Thursday at the Samaritan Evergreen Hospice House. Merlyn was born in Albany to John Woodrow and Annetta Gertrude (Thompson) Park. He began his career as an electrician and then started his own business as an electrical contractor which lasted 35 years. Merlyn was the Timber Carnival President in 1972 and enjoyed trains; both...
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Mark J. Noakes

June 7, 1954 - May 30, 2018

Mark James Noakes, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, walked into eternity to be with Jesus on May 30, 2018. Mark, age 63, passed away at his Tidewater, OR home. He was born on June 7, 1954 to Frank and Marie Noakes in Bend, OR. Mark graduated from Bend High School in 1972. He went on to earn a B.S. in Business Administration and Finance from...
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Evelyn Kenagy

September 9, 1928 - May 29, 2018

September 9, 1928 - May 29, 2018 Evelyn Lorene Hartzler was born on September 9, 1928 in West Liberty, Ohio to Emmett and Cora Book Hartzler. She was the second of seven children. Evelyn graduated from West Liberty High School, Goshen College and Oregon State. On completing her education degree, Evelyn secured a teaching position in Albany in 1950. Soon after&...
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Peggy Lynn Grice

December 29, 1952 - May 20, 2018

Peggy Lynn Grice, 65, passed away Sunday, May 20, 2018 at her home in Albany. Oregon. Peggy was born in Albany to Emil Martin and Judith Todd December 29, 1952. She graduated from Albany Union High School in 1971 and lived in Albany her entire life. She married her high school sweetheart, Jimmy Grice, on June 15, 1974. Peggy worked in the medical field for over 30...
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Feng Hsien Yee

July 15, 1929 - May 19, 2018

July 15, 1929 - May 19, 2018 Feng Hsien Yee, 88, of Albany passed away on Saturday at Samaritan Evergreen Hospice House after a long illness with Alzheimer’s disease. Feng was born in China and spent her childhood in Japan. She married her husband David in Yokohama Chinatown, Japan on October 19, 1953 while he was stationed at the Camp Drew Army 343rd hospital...
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Sarah Danielle Watson

May 20, 1996 - May 14, 2018

May 20, 1996 - May 14, 2018 Sarah Danielle Watson of Albany, Oregon died on May 14th, 2018 in a vehicle accident at just 21 years of age. Her time on earth with us was far too short and she is so missed. Take comfort in knowing she lived a full life and passed quickly to ride with the Lord. Sarah graduated from St Mary’s School, West Albany High School, and...
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Joseph Scott Tolentino

March 7, 1996 - May 14, 2018

March 7, 1996 - May 14, 2018 Joseph Scott Tolentino, 22, of Jefferson, left this world to follow the music to a better place. The son of Gary and Rebecca (Chesebro) Tolentino, he was born in Corvallis. Joseph was a very smart, handsome and talented young man. Music was his gift and his passion. At a young age, Joe wanted to become a drummer. His parents...
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Linda Williams

June 25, 1950 - May 14, 2018

June 25, 1950 - May 14, 2018 Linda Williams, 67, of Albany, passed away. The daughter of Harold and Arlene (Heinzer) Lopes, she was born in South San Francisco. She married Melvin Williams on October 13, 1978 in Albany. Linda worked as a legal secretary for many years in both Linn and Benton Counties. In her youth, Linda enjoyed riding motorcycles and hanging...
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Dale Melcher

March 4, 1965 - May 12, 2018

March 4, 1965---May 12, 2018 Dale Melcher, 53, of Albany passed away Saturday peacefully with the support of Lumina Hospice and his family at his home after courageously battling leukemia for nearly seven years. Born in Corvallis to Duane and Shirley Melcher, he lived most of his life in Albany and graduated from South Albany High School in 1983. Dale met his wife Trisha...
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Lawrence Jerome Sannan

November 22, 1926 - May 10, 2018

Lawrence Jerome Sannan was born to Edwin L. Sannan and Gertrude Trach Sannan in Grand Forks, North Dakota November 22, 1926. He grew up in Roseau, Minnesota. His grandparents lived on two farms that were joined by a footbridge. He considered his childhood idyllic, being surrounded by grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. He recalled that every night when the dishes...
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Mary Elaine Miller

February 1, 1955 - May 10, 2018

February 1, 1955---May 10, 2018 Elaine Miller, 63, of Albany passed away Thursday at her home after fighting breast cancer for 14 years. Born in Staten Island, New York to Herman, Sr. and Mary (Higgins) Watson, Elaine was raised in Bayonne, New Jersey in a military family. She moved to Albany in 1977 and worked for State Savings, then Timber Carnival,...
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Karen Clinton

July 11, 1949 - May 6, 2018

July 11, 1949 - May 6, 2018 Karen Ann Clinton, 68, of Albany, passed away peacefully among family and friends at Evergreen Hospice. She was born in Spartanburg South Carolina to John and Guineta Mathis. Karen spent most of her life in Oregon as a care giver. She was a southern woman who was known for her cooking and loved her grits, Dr. Pepper and flowers. She...
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Shirley Kay Elkins

October 1, 1951 - May 5, 2018

Oct. 1, 1951 - May 5, 2018 Shirley Kay Bowden-Elkins, 66, of Albany passed away peacefully surrounded by family. The daughter of Thomas and Deloris (Hagan) Bowden was born in Lexington, Nebraska. Shirley was a very giving and outgoing person. Summed up in a word Shirley was “humble”. She loved adventures, whether it be catching a 6 ft. Leopard Ray in the...
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Naomi Bernice Farner

August 20, 1928 - April 29, 2018

August 20, 1928---April 29, 2018 Naomi Farner, 89, of Albany, Oregon, passed away at home on April 29, 2018. She was surrounded by family as she left her earthly body for heaven. Naomi was born in Eldora, Iowa to Abe and Florence Richards. She was the fourth of six children. After graduating from Iowa Falls High School in 1945, Naomi traveled to Caldwell...
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Georgiana Parker

October 30, 1929 - April 28, 2018

Oct 30, 1929 - April 28, 2018 Georgia Parker, 88 died in her home in Albany, Oregon. She was born in Canistota, South Dakota, the sixth daughter of George and Anna Krantz. She graduated from Canistota High School in 1947 and went to Nettleton Business College in Sioux Falls, SD, after which she was employed with Northern States Power Company. Georgia married...
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Sharon Wheeler

November 25, 1962 - April 24, 2018

Nov. 25, 1962 - April 24, 2018 Sharon Wheeler, 55, of Jefferson, passed away Tuesday surrounded by family and friends in Corvallis. The daughter of Robert and Janet (Silkwood) Snyder, she was born in Albany. Sharon was a dedicated Mother and Grandmother. She loved to cook for her big family. Sharon enjoyed camping and exploring the state with her companion,...
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Clifford Wayne Page

August 11, 1930 - April 23, 2018

August 11, 1930---April 23, 2018 Clifford Page, 87, of Albany passed away Monday at Samaritan Albany General Hospital. Born in Jefferson to Arthur and Johana (Jacobsen) Page, Clifford was raised on Parrish Gap Road. He entered the US Navy and then upon his discharge earned his bachelor's degree in civil engineering and worked in that capacity with the State of Oregon for 32...
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Frank John Fixel

September 7, 1940 - April 21, 2018

September 7, 1940 ~ April 21, 2018 Frank Fixel, 77 of Albany passed away at Albany General Hospital due to heart failure. Frank was born in Columbus, OH to John and Helen Fixel. The family later moved to Los Angeles CA. After graduating from High School, he became a certified diesel mechanic. Along with wrenching on trucks he was also one heck of a truck driver! ...
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Oren Kingsley Eveleth

August 14, 1934 - April 21, 2018

Oren Kingsley Eveleth passed away April 21, 2018. He was born on August 14, 1934 in Lady Smith, Wisconsin to parents Jay and Alma Eveleth. Oren married Betty Anna Hughes on June 7, 1959 in the Winston Mennonite Church in Winston, Oregon. He is survived by his children, Elaine McMullen and Lonnie Vinson of Halsville, Texas, Elizabeth Ross of Albany, Elvina...
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Betty Elaine Davis

March 31, 1943 - April 14, 2018

October 28, 1925---April 14, 2018 Betty Davis, 92, of Albany passed away Saturday at Lebanon Hospital. Born in Silverton to Evert L. and Leona S. (Myers) Fuller, Betty attended Silverton schools until moving to Willamina where she graduated in 1943. She was a secretary in Salem until her marriage May 18, 1946 to Russell C. Davis at Jason Lee Methodist Church in Salem. ...
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Martin D. Knittel

December 19, 1932 - April 10, 2018

He was born in Torrington, WY in 1932. Martin grew up in Salem, OR, and graduated from Salem High School. He attended Willamette University, where he met Marjorie Claire Swanson, who would become his wife of more than 60 years. He graduated in 1955. He served in the U.S. Army as a medic stateside, which inspired his future career as a microbiologist. After service, he...
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Winnie Edie Barry

March 31, 1943 - April 9, 2018

March 31, 1943 - April 9, 2018 Edie (Dee) was born March 31, 1943 in Praise, Kentucky to Frank Wallace Jr., and Eula Mae Bartley. Edie married Quentin “Moore” in 1959 in Port Orford, Oregon. They had three children, Darrel, Brenda and Tim. The Moore family moved to Gold Beach, Oregon and then to the Willamette Valley where Edie has lived for...
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Winnie Edie Barry

March 31, 1943 - April 9, 2018

March 31, 1943 - April 9, 2018 Edie (Dee) was born March 31, 1943 in Praise, Kentucky to Frank Wallace Jr., and Eula Mae Bartley. Edie married Quentin “Moore” in 1959 in Port Orford, Oregon. They had three children, Darrel, Brenda and Tim. The Moore family moved to Gold Beach, Oregon and then to the Willamette Valley where Edie has lived for...
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Diane Lorrayne Merrifield

December 10, 1954 - April 8, 2018

On Sunday, April 8th, while surrounded by the children and grandchildren she adored, Diane Lorrayne Merrifield passed quietly, joining her husband and true love, Steve, her son, Michael, and her granddaughter, Cassie-Jo in Heaven. Diane was born in Vancouver, WA on December 10th, 1954 to Larry and Jean Powell. In her teens, she walked into Cascade...
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James Corwin

June 18, 1929 - April 5, 2018

June 18, 1929 - April 5, 2018 James “Jim” Lauren Corwin, who was born June 18, 1929 to George and Juliet (Forden) Corwin at Portland, Oregon, died on April 5, 2018 in Albany, Oregon. Married in 1950 to Clara Brown with whom he had three children, Ronald, Steven, and Kimberly. Divorced in 1979, he would later marry Aline (Heineman)...
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Byron Dale Snyder

January 4, 1926 - April 5, 2018

January 4, 1926 - April 5, 2018 Byron D. Snyder, 92, of Albany, passed away at his home with family at his side. He was born the son of Dr. Thomas S. and Dorothy (Gray) Snyder in Battle Ford, Saskatchewan, Canada. In 1943 at the age of 18 Byron left to serve in the U.S. Army in the European Theater as a radio operator. Upon returning to Whitefish Montana after...
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William Willie Harrison

March 8, 1965 - April 2, 2018

March 8, 1965---April 2, 2018 Willie Harrison, 53, of Albany passed away Monday in Albany. Born in Albany to Warren and Wanda (Wilson) Harrison, Willie graduated from South Albany High School in 1984. He was a golden glove boxer in his youth. Willie was an avid bike rider and loved to be in the outdoors with his family. He was always willing to lend a hand, and will...
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Karen Ann Short

April 2, 1954 - March 26, 2018

Karen Ann Short April 2, 1954---March 26, 2018 Karen Short, 63, of Halsey passed away Monday March 26th at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. Born in Lebanon to Louis R. and Ina M. (VanLeeuwen) Falk, Karen graduated from OSU in elementary education (it was there that she met her future husband Maurice), and then spent her whole career in the Central Linn School...
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Ray Bud Bowers

June 4, 1923 - March 25, 2018

Ray Jr. "Bud" Bowers June 4, 1923 — March 25, 2018 Bud Bowers was born on a farm in Greenfield, Wisconsin, as the fifth child of Ray William Bowers and Matilda Tillie Winkleman Bowers. He lived most of his childhood and teens in Tomah, Wisconsin, along with siblings Harold, Melvin, Marie Lyman, Margaret Stevens, and Betty Alsdorf. He hunted,...
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Harrison Lee Madison

November 29, 1937 - March 25, 2018

November 29, 1937 - March 25, 2018 Harrison L. Madison, 80, of Scio, passed away at the Evergreen Hospice House. The son of John and Bertha (Shivley) Madison, he was born in Joplin Missouri. He married Nancy Fickle on May 8, 1959 in Joplin Mo. Harrison is remembered for being a wonderful, caring husband and father and grandfather who was loved by many and...
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Mary Louise Wilkinson

July 2, 1944 - March 21, 2018

Mary Louise Wilkinson (Fletcher) was born July 2, 1944 in Lebanon, Oregon to Marvin and Helen Fletcher. She lived in Albany until she was five and then moved to the farm in Dever-Conner, Oregon. She spent the rest of her life in Dever-Conner, except for her freshman year of college at Seattle Pacific. She attended Dever Grade School, Salem Academy High School, Seattle...
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Barbara Jane Kelly

July 9, 1928 - March 19, 2018

Barbara Jane Kelly July 9, 1928---March 19, 2018 Barbara Kelly, 89, of Albany passed away Monday at Brookdale of Albany. Born in Jefferson, Oregon to Clarence and Leona (Johnston) Miller, Barbara graduated from Jefferson High School. In 1948 she married Dick Kelly, and after a honeymoon in Northern California they established their home in Albany. In the late 1940...
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Jeffrey Michael Scariano

April 7, 1974 - March 18, 2018

Jeffrey Michael Scariano April 7th, 1974 — March 18th, 2018 It is with great sadness that the family of Jeff Scariano announces his passing after a surfing accident near Nexpa, Mexico at the age of 43. Jeff is lovingly remembered by his parents, Ralph and Linda Scariano; brother, Chris Scariano; sister-in-law, Nicole Scariano; and nieces, Madelyn and Lucy...
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Boyd Jonathan Larson

January 20, 1961 - March 16, 2018

Boyd Jonathan Larson passed away on March 16, 2018. He was 57 years old. Boyd was born in St. Paul Minnesota on January 20, 1961 to Bob and Barb Larson. He grew up in Milaca, Minnesota. In 1989, he married Elizabeth “Betty” Sundberg. Boyd and Betty enjoyed their 28 years of marriage in Oregon where they raised their daughters, Svea and Emma. Boyd worked for Hewlett...
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Sammie Kirk

March 13, 2018

April 20, 1922---March 13, 2018 Sammie Kirk, 95, of Halsey passed away Tuesday at Regency of Albany. Born in Newport to Virgil and Pearl (Chamberlain) Averill, she was the youngest of 6 children. She married Ramie Martell, who died in 1984; and then Jim Kirk who died in 2008. Sammie lived in Halsey the majority of her life. She liked to crochet, garden, and...
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David Jonathan France

July 3, 1936 - March 9, 2018

July 3, 1936—March 9, 2018 David Jonathan France passed away March 9, at home after a long paralyzing illness of multiple sclerosis, having fleeting symptoms beginning right after high school, plus leukemia. David was born in Corvallis July 3, 1936 to Frank and Mabel Alvord France, the youngest of 4. He graduated from Roseburg High School in 1956 & served in...
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David Jonathan France

July 3, 1936 - March 9, 2018

David Jonathan France passed away March 9, at home after a long paralyzing illness of multiple sclerosis, having fleeting symptoms beginning right after high school, plus leukemia. David was born in Corvallis July 3, 1936 to Frank and Mabel Alvord France, the youngest of 4. He graduated from Roseburg High School in 1956 & served in the US Army as a bandsman in the Presidio...
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Betty Lou Mankin

January 19, 1929 - March 6, 2018

January 19, 1929 - March 6, 2018 Betty Lou Leach Mankin went home to be with Our Lord March 6th, 2018 surround by her family. Born in Santa Barbara, CA on January 19, 1929, to Neva Jean Cooley & raised by adoptive parents Frank & Aleda Edgar. She graduated from Santa Barbara High School in 1946, attended UC Santa Barbara, later studied nursing becoming an LPN....
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Robert Bob Burroughs

March 6, 1940 - March 6, 2018

March 6, 1940---March 6, 2018 Bob Burroughs, 78, of Albany died Tuesday at his home. Born in Inglewood, California to Royal and Marguerite (Schreiber) Burroughs, Bob lived in El Monte until entering the Navy and serving during the Vietnam Era. Upon his discharge he worked for Certified Grocers in L.A, and then managed a bowling alley in Ontario, California. Bob...
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Joan Theresa Kinn

December 11, 1960 - March 4, 2018

December 11, 1960 - March 4, 2018 Joan Theresa Kinn, 57, of Albany, passed away Sunday in Corvallis. The daughter of Edvin and Darlene (Braith) Kinn, Joan was born in Corvallis. Joan lived for her grandchildren, she loved to help people. Joan was loved by many. She is survived by her son; Chris Schwartz, mother; Darlene Carter and four grandchildren. She was...
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Jeanne Marie LaBrasseur

February 13, 1935 - February 25, 2018

February 13, 1935 - February 25, 2018 Jeanne Marie LaBrasseur, 83, of Scio passed away Sunday, February 25 at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis surrounded by her family. Jeanne was born in Manistique, Michigan to Lyle Alphonse Charron and Catherine Margaret Comstock-Charron. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Loren "Jake" James Lee...
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Nema Geneva Rose

May 30, 1930 - February 24, 2018

Nema Geneva (Laxton) Rose, age 87, of Halsey, Oregon, passed away on February 24th, 2018 at the Mennonite Home in Albany Oregon. Nema was born on May 30th, 1930, in Golden, Oklahoma to James and Lillie Laxton. She grew up in Mt. Herman, Oklahoma one of seven children. Nema left Oklahoma as a young woman and moved to Oregon where she married Lawrence &ldquo...
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Kathryn J. Sattem

March 30, 1930 - February 22, 2018

Kathryn Sattem, 87, of Albany, Oregon, passed away Thursday, February 22, 2018 at her home. Kathryn was born in Philadelphia, PA and lived there most of her life. She married Eugene D. Sattem in 1949 in Elkton, MD. Eugene passed away in 2001 and Kathryn moved to Oregon in 2010. She enjoyed traveling with Eugene, watching the Phillies as well as knitting&...
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Mazie Ann Rector

October 13, 1924 - February 20, 2018

Mazie Ann Rector, 93, of Brownsville, passed away Tuesday at the Samaritan Evergreen Hospice House in Albany. Mazie was born in Kangley, Washington to John George and Angeline Lena Ann (Greenwood) Parkin. She married Vernon Fred Rector in 1943 and was a lifelong resident of Washington State until she came to Oregon in 1991. Mazie was a school teacher for over 30 years. After...
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Albert Jack Chan

February 8, 1931 - February 18, 2018

Albert “Jack” Chan died February 18, 2018, at the age of 87. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 3, 2018, at First Presbyterian Church in McMinnville, Oregon. Albert “Jack” Chan was born February 8, 1931, in Portland, Oregon, to Umeko “Mae” Kunimatsu. His father was Masao Niimi,...
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Janet Harpole

January 21, 1929 - February 16, 2018

Janet Maxine Gebhardt Harpole passed peacefully at home of natural causes with family at her side. She was born January 1929 in Corbett, Oregon to William and Lucile (Woodard) Gebhardt. She is preceded in death by her husband Howard Harpole. Janet spent her early childhood in Corbett and she graduated in 1947 from Sweet Home High School. She attended Oregon State University. She married...
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Eunice B. Arthur

April 14, 1922 - February 14, 2018

Eunice, the daughter of Otto M. and Laura L. (Halverson) Thompson, was born in the family home three miles east of Shedd on April 14, 1922. She passed away in Tualatin on February 14, 2018. Eunice spent her childhood playing in and around the Thompson Flouring Mill, swimming in the mill race and causing all kinds of problems for the men working in the mill. Such problems...
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Karen Leys

January 22, 1952 - February 13, 2018

January 22, 1952 - February 13, 2018 Karen Sue Leys, 66, of Albany, died at her home with family at her side. The daughter of Willis and Dorothy (Hudson) Wood, she was born in Albany. She married Kenneth “Tom” Leys on February 7, 1970 in Lynbrook New York. Karen and Tom had their only child John in 1973, they moved to Oregon in 1976, finally...
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Marina Mercedes Mera Varella

July 18, 1919 - February 13, 2018

July 18, 1919 - February 13, 2018 Marina Varella, 98, of Albany passed away Tuesday at her daughter’s home. Marina was born in the Dominican Republic, the youngest of 13 children. At the age of 10, she and the family moved to New York City. All those able to work got jobs in different areas of the city; Brooklyn, Bronx, Long Island. Being the...
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Phyllis Fryman

August 11, 1940 - February 12, 2018

August 11, 1940 - February 12, 2018 Phyllis Ann Fryman, age 77 of Albany, Oregon, died peacefully on Monday, February 12, 2018. She was born to the late Carl Johnson and Cleo Morris Johnson in Kingfisher, Oklahoma. Her family moved to Vista, California in 1942, and relocated to several other locations in California and Oregon before finally settling...
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Fred Jim Coker

October 6, 1936 - February 9, 2018

Fred James “Jim” Coker passed away peacefully at home on February 9, 2018, in Albany, Oregon at the age of 81. Jim was born in Bismarck, North Dakota to Fred R Coker (1895-1939) and Irene J Sundland Coker (1900-1983). The family moved to Salem, Oregon following the death of their father. The youngest of nine children, Jim entered into the U.S. Marine Corps&...
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Darlene Nelda Lowry

October 17, 1933 - February 6, 2018

Darlene N. Lowry, 84, passed away Tuesday, February 6, at Quail Run in Albany. Darlene was born in Sand Point, Idaho on October 17, 1933, to Jay and Zela Peacock. Her family later moved to Springfield, Oregon. Darlene graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Geology. After graduating, she worked in South Dakota for the United States Atomic...
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Kathleen L. Bell

October 9, 1945 - February 5, 2018

October 9, 1945 - February 5, 2018 Kathleen (Larsen) Bell (72) of Albany passed away on Monday February 5, 2018. She was born in Payson, UT to Howard A. Larsen and Marjorie Hemsley on October 9, 1945. She grew up in Payson and graduated from Payson High School in 1963. She then went to Business school, after graduating she worked at the Army Depot in Toole, UT and...
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William Ward Murray

July 22, 1925 - February 4, 2018

July 22, 1925 - February 4, 2018 The Reverend William “Ward” Murray, 92, of Albany, passed away at his home. The son of Alfred and Florence (Armstrong) Murray, he was born in Riverside, California and raised in Oakland, California by Braden and Florence (Murray) Armstrong. Ward and his wife Ruth served and represented the United Presbyterian Church...
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Loren Harvey Shortridge

April 19, 1945 - February 3, 2018

April 19, 1945---February 3, 2018 Loren Shortridge, 72, a longtime resident of the Brownsville/Halsey area, passed away on February 3rd, 2018. Most of his family were at his side in the Hospice House in Albany. Loren had been ill for about a year in which his family rallied around him to take care of him at their home in Halsey. He was born in Cottage Grove. Loren...
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Virginia Ginny Player

November 8, 1927 - February 3, 2018

November 8, 1927 - February 3, 2018 Virginia “Ginny” McManigal Player passed away peacefully on February 3, 2018, at Evergreen Hospice House in Albany, Oregon, surrounded by her family. She was born on November 8, 1927, to Ben and Elizabeth (Turner) McManigal in Norfolk, Nebraska. When Ginny was 14, she and her mother moved to Portland,...
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Charles Clayton Wood

May 19, 1935 - February 2, 2018

May 19, 1935 to February 2, 2018 Clayton Wood passed peacefully surrounded by family on February 2, 2018 after a brief illness. He was born May 19, 1935 in Junction City, Oregon to Herbert and Laura Helen (Shelton) Wood. The family moved to Millersburg in 1942 where his family owned a dairy which operated for many years and later added a feed pellet mill. In his young life&...
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Victor S. Lavrov

September 27, 1935 - February 1, 2018

September 27, 1935---February 1, 2018 Victor S. Lavrov was born in northern Japan in 1935 and graduated from the prestigious Saint Joseph College, a prep school for boys founded by the Alsatian Brothers of the Society of Mary. He left Japan in 1956 to migrate to Australia. The US Army training on IBM Punched Card Equipment that he received and four languages under his belt,...
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Paul Frank Timm

February 26, 1942 - January 29, 2018

Paul Frank Timm, 75, of Albany, Oregon, passed away on the evening of Monday, January 29, 2018, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis, Oregon from cardiac arrest. Paul was born on February 26, 1942 in Duluth, Minnesota. He was raised in Marble, Minnesota since the age of 4 yrs. He graduated from Greenway High School in Coleraine, MN in 1960....
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Dora Elizabeth Willems

November 8, 1929 - January 26, 2018

November 8, 1929 - January 26, 2018 Dora Elizabeth (Schrock) Willems, 88, passed away January 26, 2018 at the Mennonite Village Health Care Center surrounded by family. She was born near Albany, OR November 8, 1929 to Elmer and Bertha (Heyerly) Schrock. She was educated in the Linn County Schools and received her Licensed Practical Nurse’s training at La...
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James William Long

July 2, 1944 - January 26, 2018

James W. “Jim” Long died on January 26, 2018, following a struggle with pulmonary fibrosis. He was 73. Jim is survived by his wife, Karla; his son, Ethan (Cindy Schendel), Beaverton; his daughter, Tulley (Frank Miller), Roseville, MN; five beloved grandchildren; and his brother, Robert (Lori Patino), South Carolina. Jim was born July 2,...
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Clarice Ann Scheffler

April 23, 1921 - January 24, 2018

Clarice Ann Scheffler, 96, of Albany, passed away Wednesday at the Mennonite Village. Clarice was born in Ericson, Nebraska to Leo and Annie (Harris) Clouse. She married Quentin Scheffler in 1941 and then moved to Oregon in 1955. Clarice worked for 13 years as a manager at Safeway in Albany and then spent 13 years as manager of the LBCC Bookstore. She was also an longtime...
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Evelyn Marie Bierly

February 11, 1929 - January 23, 2018

February 11, 1929---January 23, 2018 Evelyn Bierly was born in Hastings, Nebraska to Floyd and Inez Wolfe. She was the oldest of four children. Her sister Deloris and brother Dale preceded her in death. She is survived by her brother Laverne. Her parents, and husband of 56 years Kenneth, and her son Martin also preceded Evelyn in death. Survivors include her two...
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Ricky G. Atwell

March 15, 1955 - January 22, 2018

Ricky G. “Rick” Atwell, 62, of Albany, passed away Monday at the Samaritan Evergreen Hospice House. Rick was born in Columbia, South Carolina to Coy and Evelyn (Baker) Atwell. He married Ruth Vondracek in Madison, Wisconsin on April 27, 1990. Rick received degrees in Anthropology; a B.A. from the University of South Carolina, M.A. from Portland State...
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Clyde Andrew Montgomery

August 23, 1930 - January 20, 2018

August 23, 1930 ~ January 20, 2018 Clyde Montgomery was born to C.R. and Bessie Montgomery in Tangent, Oregon. He died of cancer on January 20, at Samaritan Evergreen Hospice House in Albany, Oregon. He married Claudette Cunningham in 1950, and they farmed in the Tangent - Shedd area for over 50 years. Clyde and Claudette enjoyed wintering in Arizona where they...
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Georgia Louise McHenry

February 25, 1938 - January 20, 2018

February 25, 1938 - January 20, 2018 Georgia McHenry, 79, died January 20, 2018, of Alzheimer’s disease. She was surrounded by her family at Bridgecreek Memory Care in Lebanon. She was born on February 25, 1938, in Weed, California to George Calvin Atkinson and Dorothy Louise Cash. She lived in Orem, Utah and Mound City, Kansas before moving to...
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Jason Thomas Anderson

May 26, 1924 - January 20, 2018

May 26, 1924 - January 20, 2018 J.T. Anderson Jr. “Tom”, 93, of Albany, finished his race and went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, January 20, at Riverview Adult Foster Home in Tangent, Oregon. Tom was born in Eugene, Oregon to Jason T. and Velma M. Anderson Sr. on May 26, 1924. He was the older brother to a sister, Verda ...
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Eva May Fanning

February 12, 1934 - January 19, 2018

February 12, 1934---January 19, 2018 Eva Fanning, 83, of Albany died Friday at her daughter’s home with her daughter, granddaughter and 2 great grandchildren at her side. Eva was born in Burlington, Iowa to Fred and Alice (Porter) Judd. She came to Albany from Northern Idaho 9 years ago to be nearer her daughter. Eva enjoyed embroidery, word searches, and...
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Vickie Kay Gregoroff

January 17, 1950 - January 16, 2018

January 17, 1950-January 16, 2018 Vickie Kay Gregoroff, 67, of Tangent passed away Tuesday, January 16th at Samaritan Evergreen Hospice House. Born in Albany to Claude and Velma (Cummings) Falwell, Vickie graduated from Albany Union High School and then a floral design school in Portland. She worked in several capacities throughout her life including for Hallmark Flowers...
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Donna Perkins

July 28, 1942 - January 16, 2018

July 28, 1942 - Jan. 16, 2018 Donna Louise Perkins, 75, of Albany, passed away on January 16, 2018 in her home, with her loving twin daughters at her side. Her close friends and family all had the chance to express their love to her in the days prior to her passing. The daughter of Miles and Louise (Childs) Perkins, she was born in Los Angeles,...
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Muriel Long

November 5, 1922 - January 16, 2018

November 8, 1922---January 16, 2018 Born November 8, 1922 in Albany, Oregon. Daughter of Fred and Vivian Forster. Attended Maple grade school and graduated from Albany High School in 1940. Graduated from Oregon State University in 1945 where she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma. She married Merle A. Long at Camp Roberts, California in 1945. Merle served in the European...
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Zolman Bud Bond

October 15, 1925 - January 15, 2018

October 15, 1925---January 15, 2018 Bud Bond, 92, of Albany died Monday at Samaritan Evergreen Hospice House. Born in Garibaldi, Oregon to Loren and Lulu (Clark) Bond, Bud was raised in the Albany area. He entered the US Navy and served in WWII. Upon his discharge, Bud returned to Albany and began his farming career. He married Virginia Hardiman on June 2,...
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Richard Soeller

July 7, 1924 - January 11, 2018

Richard Soeller, age 93, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 11, 2018 in the Clare Bridge Memory Care facility; a caring and loving community at the Brookdale Senior Living personal-care complex in Albany, Oregon. He was born on July 7, 1924 in Portland, Oregon to Benjamin and Katherine (Fink) Soeller. Richard voluntarily fought in WWII as the Navigator in a...
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Rolland Ralph Bilyeu

April 20, 1933 - January 10, 2018

Rollie was born near Condon, OR, to Ralph and Gladys (Bither) Bilyeu. He graduated from Maupin HS in 1950, and started at Oregon State College a year later. At OSC he studied business, was a member of Chi Phi fraternity, and active in ROTC. Most importantly, he met and married fellow OSC student and Home Economics major, the lovely Laverne Key. They were married...
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James Fielding Morgan

June 5, 1940 - January 9, 2018

James Fielding Morgan passed away at Evergreen Hospice House on January 9, 2018. James was the oldest son of Samuel and Thelma Morgan. Born in Salem and raised in Brownsville and Sweet Home, he graduated from Sweet Home High School and then joined the US Navy. The Navy was his home for 20 years. He had an honorable discharge. Jim was a computer expert, assisting in helping land our...
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Richard Dick James

June 29, 1939 - January 6, 2018

June 29, 1939---January 6, 2018 Richard “Dick” James, 78, of Albany died Saturday at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. Born in Willamina, Oregon to Hughie David and Eva Opal (Wade) James, Dick moved to Albany and attended Central Grade School and graduated from Albany Union High School, where he played basketball and baseball, establishing a...
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Douglas Jay Knudtson

January 6, 1959 - January 5, 2018

January 6, 1959---January 5, 2018 Douglas Jay Knudtson, 58, passed away Friday, January 5, 2018. He was born in Jamestown, North Dakota to Fred and LaVonne Knudtson. In 1967, the family moved to Pomeroy, Washington and settled in Albany, Oregon December 18, 1969. Doug graduated from South Albany High School in 1977. Doug had a strong work ethic that...
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Patsy Helen Peck

January 7, 1938 - January 3, 2018

January 7, 1938---January 3, 2018 Patsy Peck, 79, of Albany died Wednesday at her home. Born in Bayard, Nebraska the oldest daughter of Andy and Clara (Punteney) Jackson, Patsy was raised in Scio and was the Scio Lamb Show Queen. She married Richard Wayne Peck October 13th, 1956. Patsy worked as a branch manager, operations officer, trust officer, and...
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Charles Moyer

October 19, 1940 - December 31, 2017

Charles Moyer, 77, of Albany, passed away Sunday, December 31st at the Samaritan Evergreen Hospice House. Charles was born in Salem to Clarence Robert and Eloise Jane (Imbler) Moyer. He attended Cascade High School and in 1981 married Nina Burgess. Over his life, Charles spent time in the Army and also lived in Sacramento, Grants Pass, Medford, Gold Beach,...
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Irmgard Auguste Hooper

June 29, 1917 - December 29, 2017

Irmgard Auguste Hooper, 100, of Albany, passed away Friday, December 29th at her home. She was born Irmgard S. Siemsen, the third of five children born to Herman and Auguste (Hartwig) Siemsen in Roundup, Montana. She attended small, country schools in Montana and Idaho until enrolling at Granger Academy in the Yakima, Washington area. She graduated there and...
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Carl D. Wilson

October 27, 1933 - December 26, 2017

Carl D. Wilson, 84, of Albany, passed away Tuesday at the Samaritan Evergreen Hospice House. Carl was born in Jefferson, North Carolina to Emmet and June (Johnson) Wilson. He married Kathryn LaMarche in Stevenson, Washington on December 24, 1959. Carl worked as a Hafnium Operator at Wah Chang for 33 years. He enjoyed restoring vintage cars and trucks. He also loved...
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Donald Wayne Timmons

December 26, 1942 - December 22, 2017

Donald Wayne Timmons, recently of Brownsville, Oregon, died December 22, 2017. Don was born on December 26, 1942 in Wichita Falls, Texas. He served in the U.S. Air Force for four years where he trained and worked as a medic. Following his military service he became an X-Ray, ultrasound and CT Scan technician. He worked in a variety of hospitals in the Pacific...
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Herbert Dominguez

November 25, 1920 - December 22, 2017

Herb Dominguez known also as Chief Dominguez of Brownsville, Oregon passed away peacefully in his sleep of natural causes. He was 97 years young. Herb was Chief of Police in Brownsville for many years and was well respected. When he retired in 1975, he served as a Security Guard at Valley River Center in Eugene for several years and after he retired from Valley River, Herb served...
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Bruce W. Kelm

December 7, 1944 - December 19, 2017

Bruce (Brucie) William Kelm, 73, died Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at Lebanon Oregon Veterans Home. Bruce was born December 7, 1944 in Marshall, Minnesota to Albert & Elowine (Erie) Kelm. He was the younger brother of Keith and Gretchen (whom Bruce called Gray Hen), & older brother to Karen. He graduated from Ivanhoe High School in 1962. On July 16, 1965, Bruce...
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Sharon Ann Pugh

January 13, 1950 - December 19, 2017

Sharon Pugh, 67, of Albany, passed away Tuesday at the Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis. Sharon was born in Albany to Lester Floyd and Consuelo Maria (Garcia) Sumpter. She is survived by her husband, Robert M. Pugh; children Bobbi Pugh Nelson and Brian Pugh of Albany; brothers, Larry Sumpter of Corvallis and Jimmy Sumpter of Albany; sisters, Cindy...
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Donald Don Edmiston

January 12, 1957 - December 17, 2017

Donald Stanley “Don” Edmiston January 12, 1957---December 17, 2017 Don Edmiston, 60, of Albany died Sunday at Salem Hospital. Born in Eugene (on the campus of his beloved UO Ducks) to Ronald and Sally Edmiston, Don was raised in Eugene and played baseball and football for the South Eugene Axemen. Don worked in shipping and receiving in the grass seed industry...
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Dale Loyal Friesen

July 20, 1956 - December 16, 2017

Dale Loyal Friesen, age 61, passed away after a long battle with Pick’s disease on Saturday, December 16, 2017, at Timberwood Court Memory Care Community in Albany, OR. He is survived by his children, Dawson Friesen (Portland, OR), Desiree Meis (Seattle, WA), Faith Friesen (Santa Barbara, CA), Jenna Friesen (Santa Barbara, CA),...
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Terry Prinz Strunk

May 18, 1956 - December 16, 2017

Terry Strunk passed away in his sleep Friday, December 16th at Evergreen Hospice House after a 6 year battle with aggressive Prostate cancer. He peacefully left us while surrounded by the ones he loved most. Terry was born in Vancouver, WA to Jerry and Janice Strunk. He attended Albany Union High School as well as South Albany High School and went on to get his welding and metal...
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Robert Toby Taucher

February 19, 1927 - December 15, 2017

Robert “Toby” Taucher, 90, of Albany, passed away Friday at his home. Toby was a life-long resident of Albany. He was born to Joseph and Anna (Fresken) Taucher. After graduating from Albany High School in 1944, he enlisted in the Navy. He was stationed in the Philippines during WWII. After being honorably discharged from the Navy, Toby returned to Albany where...
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Ronald Edward Scurlock

August 1, 1959 - December 15, 2017

Ronald Edward Scurlock 58, from Redmond Oregon was the victim of a fuel tanker truck accident on December 15th 2017, 7 miles East of Idanha, Oregon at approximately 11:00PM Friday night. He was born to Roy A. Scurlock and Greta Farlow Dean August 1st, 1959 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eugene, Oregon. Ron was married to Tina Akin for 23 years. They had two beautiful children...
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Alvin Lafon

January 25, 1927 - December 14, 2017

January 25, 1927---December 14, 2017 Reverend Alvin P. Lafon died peacefully in his sleep Thursday, Dec. 14 at the Mennonite Home in Albany. Al was born in Cambridge, MA. He married Dorothy(née Everroad) on Dec. 11, 1993. They recently celebrated 25 years together. After serving in the Navy in WWII, Al graduated from Boston University and Berkeley Divinity School....
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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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