Elizabeth ‘Jean’ Sacher February 6, 1930 – May 20, 2018

May 2018 Posted in Obituary

Sacher, ElizabethElizabeth “Jean” Sacher passed peacefully May 20, 2018 surrounded by her family. She was born Feb. 6, 1930 in Wallowa, Oregon to Loomis and Florence (Wilkins) Rossell. After the death of her father she moved with her mother, grandmother and sisters to Silverton, Oregon. 

Jean and her sisters were raised by their mother and grandmother, and a few years later step-father Lou Baller. Her family loved to hear her stories about growing up in Silverton in the 1930s and ‘40s.  She was a majorette for the high school band, graduating from Silverton High in 1948.

She married her high school sweetheart, Art Sacher, and they raised their family of four children on a farm in the Silverton Hills. Jean was active in her church and taught Sunday school for many years, sometimes she and Art taught together  She worked for several years as the school clerk for Silver Crest School.

Jean enjoyed spending time with her family and hunting, fishing and camping when the kids were young.  She had a great sense of humor and loved to laugh.  One of her great pleasures in life was swimming. 

She and Art followed their son Kurt’s wrestling tournaments and then Kurt’s sons’ tournaments. But Jean’s favorite thing to do was rock babies. She said when she got to heaven she hoped God would give her that job.

Jean was preceded in death by son, Kurt.  She is survived by Art, her husband of 69 years, daughters, Linda Meade (Dale) and Laurie Mulkey (Alan) of Silverton and Heather Peterson (Todd) of Tualatin. Also grandchildren, Erin Maupin, Katie Vinson and Kylie Ratliff; Tara Baldridge, Molly Hlavinka, and Samantha Wiegand; Cody and Bridger Sacher; Caleb and Maddie Peterson. She is also survived by 18 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, sisters June Herr of Silverton and Dorothy Larson of Bend. 

A Celebration of Life was held on May 26, 2018 at the Silver Creek Fellowship. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Willamette Valley Hospice, 1015 3rd St. NW, Salem, OR 97304 or donate online at wvh,org/donate

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