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George Hofmann

In Memoriam: George David Hofmann (March 16, 1968 – Aug. 25, 2023)

George Hofmann left this world on Aug. 25, 2023. He was a light in this world that made all those that met him, love him. He never met a stranger, he made everyone laugh and he is probably entertaining all of our loved ones in heaven. George was born on March 16, 1968 in New Liskeard, Ontario, Canada. He spent […]

Shirley Mullikin

In Memoriam: Shirley Mullikin (Dec. 20, 1935 – June 15, 2023)

Shirley Mullikin was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She and her husband, Thomas, moved to Oregon in 1970 with their three children, Janet Foster, Karen Cuthbert, and Michael Mullikin. Music was very important to her. She sang in her high school and church choirs as well as high school productions, in fact that’s how she met her husband in Junior High, […]

Carol Hoyt

In Memoriam: Carol Hoyt (Sept. 15, 1937 – Aug. 26, 2023)

Carol Diane (Butsch) Hoyt, 85, of Mount Angel passed away on Aug. 26, 2023. She was born on Sept. 15, 1937 to Norbert and Dorothy Butsch in Mt. Angel, Oregon, where she was the eldest of five children. She attended school at Mt. Angel Academy, graduating in 1955. She married Jim Hoyt and lived in Portland until his death in […]

Kara Bachand

In Memoriam: Kara Elaine Bachand (Jan. 21, 1970 – Aug. 25, 2023)

Kara Elaine Bachand, 53, passed away on Aug. 25, 2023 in Silverton, Oregon. She was born in Portland, Oregon to Bernard and Donita Kay Bachand. She was an only child. Kara grew up in Prineville, Oregon and Silverton. She attended school in Prineville and Silverton. She worked in the banking industry. Kara enjoyed traveling and spending time with family and friends. […]

Jimmy Benner

In Memoriam: Jimmy Benner (Oct. 3, 1936 – Aug. 22, 2023)

Jimmy Lee Benner passed away on Tuesday at his home in Woodburn, Oregon. Jim was born in Sanborn, Iowa to Harry E. and Estella Stonesifer Benner; and raised in Richmond, California. This is where he embraced his career as a floor mechanic and where he met his future bride, Eleanor Belseth Benner. The two met on a blind date; he, […]

Clement Unrein

In Memoriam: Clement Unrein, Jr. (July 11, 1941 – Sept. 3, 2023)

Clement Joseph Unrein, Jr., died on Sept. 3, 2023, peacefully after a lengthy battle with cancer. Born on July 11, 1941, in Salem, Oregon, to Clement Sr. and Beatrice Nendel Unrein, he was the oldest of four children. He graduated from Serra Catholic High School in 1960. He married Charlene Fisher from Mount Angel, Oregon on Oct. 20, 1962. They […]

In Memoriam: Maudie-Jane Huff (Feb. 11, 1925 – Aug. 28, 2023)

Maudie-Jane (Reischke) Huff was born in North Dakota on Feb. 11, 1925 to Louis and Elizabeth Reischke, the youngest of six children. The family lived on a farm. In 1937 the family moved to Salem, Oregon where they had relatives.  Maudie-Jane went to high school in Salem and graduated in 1941. She went to seminary in Portland, Oregon part time […]

Hank Hohn

In Memoriam: Hank Hohn (Feb. 12, 1939 – Aug. 22, 2023)

Hank Hohn passed away Aug. 22, 2023, at Legacy Emanuel Hospital in Portland, after sustaining a head injury from a fall, two weeks prior to his death. He worked very hard to recover but could not overcome his injury nor its associated complications. Hank was born Feb. 12, 1939, in San Diego, California to Margaret Hohn and Henry Hohn Sr. […]

Helen J. Raid

In Memoriam: Helen Raid (Jan. 20, 1937 – July 31, 2023)

Helen J. Raid of Mount Angel, Oregon passed away peacefully on July 31, 2023 after a long illness. Helen Janet McGaffee was born in Silverton on Jan. 20, 1937 and spent her growing up years in Woodburn where in high school she met her lifelong soulmate, Gary Raid.  She is preceded in death by her parents, Perry and Alice Foote […]

Teresa Ann Howes

In Memoriam: Theresa Ann Howes (March 30, 1941 – Aug. 6, 2023)

Theresa Ann (Brophy) Howes, 82, passed away on Aug. 6, 2023. A graveside service was held on Aug. 25 at Valley View Cemetery in Silverton, Oregon, under the direction of Unger Funeral Chapel. Theresa was born in Hines, Oregon on March 30, 1941, to James and Ursula Brophy. She grew up in Hines and attended school in Burns. Theresa was […]

William Bronson Palmer III

In Memoriam: William Palmer III (Sept. 17, 1941 – Aug. 7, 2023)

William Bronson Palmer III, born on Sept. 17, 1941, passed away peacefully at home on Aug. 7, 2023.  Raised mostly in California, he followed his sister Patty to Silverton, Oregon in his late teens. He married Lorna Eldred in 1961 and they raised two boys, Kevin and Kyle.  In 1977, William married Shirley Thomas and added her children Ron, Rick, […]

Ernest Dill

In Memoriam: Ernest ‘Ernie’ John Dill (Nov. 13, 1942 – July 26, 2023)

Ernest (Ernie) John Dill passed away on July 26, 2023. He was born on Nov. 13, 1942 at 1300 hours at St. Petersburg, Florida. 13 was his lucky number. Born to Ernest W. and Mary Dill, his father served 20 years in the Air Force and Ernie grew up all over the states. After he graduated from high school, he followed in his father’s footsteps and […]

Eric Lyons

In Memoriam: Eric Lawrence Lyons (Aug. 20, 1979 – July 22, 2023)

Eric Lawrence Lyons was born on Aug. 20, 1979 in Santa Clara, California. He passed away on July 22, 2023 in Eugene, Oregon at age 43. Eric grew up in the Silverton Hills where he and his sister ran, played, and pretended all over their parents’ 11 acres. He attended Silverton High School and graduated in 1997. He eventually moved […]

Larry Totland

In Memoriam: Larry Ivan Totland (Aug. 28, 1942 – July 28, 2023)

Larry Ivan “The Bull” Totland was born Aug. 28, 1942 in Redmond, Oregon to Orville and Janet (Comstock) Totland. The family returned to Silverton and purchased a quarter-section farm in the foothills above the Abiqua. Larry attended Silver Crest grade school and graduated from Silverton High School. Larry served four years in the Air Force before moving to Alaska where […]

Kimberly Muñoz

In Memoriam: Kimberly Munoz (Sept. 27, 1955 – July 20, 2023)

Beloved wife and mother, Kimberly Munoz of Silverton, Oregon passed away unexpectedly on July 20, 2023. Kimberly (Kimmers) is survived by her husband of almost 40 years, Joseph (“Moose”) Munoz; her four children, Donald Pitchforth (Laury) of Oregon, Joshua Lewis (Shauna) of Florida, Kristine Williams of Washington, and Dillon Munoz of Oregon; her sisters Mary Bussard (Shannon) and Cindi Taylor, […]

Stephen Buhr

In Memoriam: Stephen Buhr (Sept. 2, 1945 – July 28, 2023)

Stephen Francis Buhr lived in the Mount Angel/Silverton area his entire life.  He was 77 years old when he passed away on July 28, 2023 surrounded by his family at home. Steve was a farmer and an incredibly hard worker his whole life.  He served in the U.S. Army and was in the Vietnam War.  He is survived by his […]

Verlan Sorter

In Memoriam: Verlan Lee Sorter (Sept. 30, 1928 – July 11, 2023)

Verlan Lee Sorter died July 11, 2023 at the age of 94 in Florence, Oregon. Born Sept. 30, 1928 in Humble, Texas to Effrige Lee Sorter and Rachel Chastain Adair, Lee proudly served in the U.S. Army. He married Geraldine Gloria Ferraro on April 11, 1953, sharing their lives for 45 years until she passed away on Feb. 20, 1998.  […]

Thomas Fennimore

In Memoriam: Thomas Fennimore (May 12, 1941 – June 11, 2023)

Like the timber he cut for over 50 years, Tom Fennimore has been felled. His children and loved-ones were by his side throughout his last days and months. He was greatly loved and respected by many and his loss leaves a hole that only time can heal. Thomas Alan Fennimore, 82, of Silverton, Oregon, passed away on June 11, 2023, […]

Patricia Buccheit

In Memoriam: Pat Buchheit (March 14, 1935 – July 14, 2023)

On Friday, July 14, 2023, surrounded by her family, Pat Buchheit of Mount Angel, Oregon, peacefully passed away. She was 89 years old. Pat was born to Luverne Anderson and Teresa Tritschler on March 14, 1934, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she spent her growing-up years through the age of nine. During World War II in 1943, her family had to […]

Aba Gayle

In Memoriam: Aba Gayle (Nov. 30, 1933 – June 29, 2023)

Aba Gayle, 89, a resident of Silverton, Oregon for 20 years, passed away on June 29th, 2023. Aba was born Gayle Marguerite Wedseltoft to Povl and Helen Wedseltoft in San Mateo, California on November 30, 1933. Her family moved to Wisconsin in 1947, and Aba graduated from Shorewood High School in 1951. She studied for two years at the University of Wisconsin […]

Susan Peterson

In Memoriam: Susan Hannan Peterson (Jan. 20, 1943 – July 14, 2023)

Susan Hannan Peterson passed peacefully on July 14, 2023. Sue was born to Frances and Clarence (Brownie) Brownell on Jan. 20, 1943 and grew up on the family farm in Silverton, Oregon. She attended Victor Point School, graduated from Silverton High School in 1961, and cherished life-long friendships with many of her classmates. In 1962 she married Michael Hannan and moved […]

James Heintz

In Memoriam: James Heintz (Dec. 19, 1929 – July 13, 2023)

James Heintz was born Dec. 19, 1929 to Margaret and Howard Heintz in Pendleton, Oregon. He was the fourth child of five. His mother, father and all his siblings preceded him in death: Howard, Donald, Margaret, and Eva Lou. Jim passed away July 13, 2023, in Mount Angel Oregon surrounded by his family. At eight years-old, he started work delivering […]

Dale Miller

In Memoriam: Dale Miller (Sept. 24, 1929 – June 17, 2023)

Dale Lee Miller was born on Sept. 24, 1929 in Silverton, Oregon to Francis Marion and Annis Miller, and passed away on June 17, 2023 in Salem, Oregon. He graduated from Victor Point School and Silverton High School, Class of 1949. Dale married Carol Hatteberg on Oct. 7, 1950 in Silverton. Dale was a grass seed farmer, school bus driver and […]

In Memoriam: Rozetta Totland (May 6, 1927 – June 5, 2023)

Rozetta Totland died peacefully in the company of family at age 96 in Gig Harbor, Washington.  She was born in Monitor, Oregon and was a life-long resident of Silverton, Oregon. Rozetta will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband, LaVerne Totland, at Valley View Cemetery in Silverton. She was a loving and dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and a […]

Barbara Venables

In Memoriam: Barbara Ann Damon Venables (Feb. 17, 1936 – May 29, 2023)

Barbara Venables, 87, of Florence, Oregon, passed away peacefully on Memorial Day. She was a daughter, niece, wife, friend, and mother of seven. Barbara was a grandmother of 15, great grandmother of 18, and a great-great grandmother of one. Family was of utmost importance to her.  She was gentle, loving, empathetic, strong, and firm in raising her family.  She was […]