Our Obituaries

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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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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