In Memoriam: Lawrence J. Hall (June 11, 1935 – April 13, 2022)

May 2022 Posted in Obituary | Comments Off on In Memoriam: Lawrence J. Hall (June 11, 1935 – April 13, 2022)

Lawrence J. Hall passed away on April 13, 2022, at the age of 86. After several months of declining health, Larry died peacefully at home with his youngest son Timothy at his side. Larry, as he was known by his friends, was born in Portland, Oregon ...

In Memoriam: Douglas ‘Chet’ Bunting (June 16, 1953 – April 4, 2022)

April 2022 Posted in Obituary | Comments Off on In Memoriam: Douglas ‘Chet’ Bunting (June 16, 1953 – April 4, 2022)

Douglas “Chet” Bunting was born on June 16, 1953 to Bill and Lavona Bunting. Doug’s youthful love was playing basketball. He played for both Silverton High and Chemeketa Community College, where he broke single-game scoring records for both schools. He received ...

In Memoriam: Mark Allen Treat (1954 – 2022)

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Mark Allen Treat, 67, passed away April 12, 2022, at Salem Health Hospital of cancer.  Born in Pasadena, California in 1954 to Irwin and Dortha Treat.  Graduated from Duarte High School in California, settling in Silverton, Oregon in 1979.  Mark started his ...

In Memoriam: Christopher Albert May (May 20, 1977 – April 14, 2022)

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Christopher Albert May was born May 20, 1977 in Klamath Falls, Oregon to Stephen and Sheryl (Sherry) May, but soon left Klamath Falls to head north to Eugene for three years and then on to Silverton, Oregon where he was ...

A Grin at the End: Finally ready – Nadine’s gift

April 2022 Posted in Obituary, Opinion / Columnists | Comments Off on A Grin at the End: Finally ready – Nadine’s gift

“I’m ready to die,” she said, turning her head toward the apartment window. I looked at my mother-in-law, Nadine Stack, not knowing what to say. This was three years ago, and at age 97 she was in good health and still ...

In Memoriam: Gela Mae Koester (June 21, 1931 – March 13, 2022)

April 2022 Posted in Obituary | Comments Off on In Memoriam: Gela Mae Koester (June 21, 1931 – March 13, 2022)

Gela Mae (Cort) Koester was born on June 21, 1931 in Marysville, Washington. She spent her carefree childhood days there before relocating to Long Beach, California in her teens.  After graduating, she married her high school sweetheart, Al Koester. Their marriage ...

In Memoriam: Daniel Arthur Woodall (Jan. 28, 1956 – March 6, 2022)

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Dan Woodall was born to Jack and Eleanor Woodall in McMinnville, Oregon. He was one of nine children. He  graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1974, then served four years in the Army. He loved to talk about being stationed ...

In Memoriam: Glenna Payzant Martin (Dec. 17, 1936 – March 7, 2022)

April 2022 Posted in Obituary | Comments Off on In Memoriam: Glenna Payzant Martin (Dec. 17, 1936 – March 7, 2022)

  Glenna B. Payzant Martin passed away on March 7, 2022. Born in Sydney, Nebraska on Dec. 17, 1936, she moved to Oregon with her parents Leverett and Ethel Payzant and grandparents William and Kate when she was one.  She attended Molalla ...

In Memoriam: Michael Provonsha (June 4, 1937 – April 4, 2022)

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Michael Arwin Provonsha passed away peacefully on April 4, 2022. Mike was born in Provo, Utah on June 4, 1937 to Merrill and Lois Provonsha. He later moved to Hayward, California with his family where he married Diane Pixley, his wife of ...

In Memoriam: Troy A. McNeeley (May 24, 1966 – March 2, 2022)

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Troy Anthony McNeeley of Molalla, Ore., passed away March 2, 2022. He was 55. He was born May 24, 1966, in Payson, Arizona to Lawrence McNeeley and Twyla Trute, one of ten children. After serving in the Army, Troy built a career ...

In Memoriam: Edna Jean Smelser (April 11, 1980 – March 30, 2022)

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Edna Jean Smelser, resident of Silverton, Oregon, and originally from Casper, Wyoming died Peacefully at home on March 30, 2022. A Celebration of Life and Birthday Celebration was held on April 10 via Zoom. Details are on her Facebook page at ...

In Memoriam: Sandra R. Patterson (Aug. 17, 1937 – March 12, 2022)

April 2022 Posted in Obituary | Comments Off on In Memoriam: Sandra R. Patterson (Aug. 17, 1937 – March 12, 2022)

Sandra Patterson of Silverton passed away March 12, 2022 at the age of 84 from congestive heart failure. Her final days were spent at home, surrounded by the love of family and friends and her beloved pets. Sandi was born in Biddeford, Maine to Catherine (Arnold) ...

In Memoriam: Carolyn Elaine Brenden (Feb. 28, 1949 – March 8, 2022)

April 2022 Posted in Obituary | Comments Off on In Memoriam: Carolyn Elaine Brenden (Feb. 28, 1949 – March 8, 2022)

On March 8, 2022, Carolyn Elaine Brenden passed away quietly at home where she loved to look out her window and enjoy the view.   Carolyn was born on Feb. 28, 1949 in Embudo, New Mexico. She and her family moved ...

In Memoriam: Donald M. Murtha (Jan. 17, 1937 – March 1, 2022)

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Don Murtha passed away at the age of 85 on March 1, 2022. He was born in Queens, New York to John Charles and Selma Alberta Murtha and lived in his younger years in Hempstead, New York. He graduated from the ...

In Memoriam: Robert Bodkin (March 4, 1947 – Jan. 10, 2022)

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Robert W. Bodkin II was born in Los Angeles, California, on March 4, 1947. He passed away on Jan. 10, 2022, at the age of 74 at his home in the Silverton Hills.  He grew up in Alhambra, California. Bob earned ...

In Memoriam: Richard Aarhus (Aug. 22, 1940 – Feb. 9, 2022)

April 2022 Posted in Obituary | Comments Off on In Memoriam: Richard Aarhus (Aug. 22, 1940 – Feb. 9, 2022)

Richard Albert Aarhus, 81, of Kailua Kona, died Feb. 9, 2022 at Nakamaru Hale in Holualoa, Hawaii. He was born Aug. 22, 1940 in Silverton, Oregon. He was a retired farm equipment sales associate. He is survived by his wife, Patricia ...

In Memoriam: Gela Mae Cort (June 21, 1931 – March 13, 2022)

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Gela Mae Cort was born on June 21, 1931 in Marysville, Washington. She spent her carefree childhood days there before relocating to Long Beach, California in her teens. After graduating, she married her high school sweetheart, Al Koester. Their marriage ...

In Memoriam: George ‘Bart’ Cross (Aug. 13, 1931– Feb. 13, 2022)

April 2022 Posted in Obituary | Comments Off on In Memoriam: George ‘Bart’ Cross (Aug. 13, 1931– Feb. 13, 2022)

George B. “Bart” Cross, DMD, passed away peacefully on Feb.13, 2022 at the age of 90. He was born in Corvallis, Oregon on Aug. 13, 1931. He was the only son of Jess O. and Donna E. (Robertson) Cross.  Bart had ...

In Memoriam: Alan Grover Carter (Jan. 17, 1946 – March 12, 2022)

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  Dr. Alan Grover Carter passed away on March 12, 2022. He was born January 17, 1946 in Logan, Utah to Grover Carter and Grace (Anderson) Carter where his father was completing his stint as an army physician. In 1950 the family fell in love with ...

In Memoriam: Beth Marie Marcum (July 20, 1961 – Jan. 30, 2022)

March 2022 Posted in Obituary | Comments Off on In Memoriam: Beth Marie Marcum (July 20, 1961 – Jan. 30, 2022)

There was a time to be born, and it was July 20, 1961 for Beth Marie Marcum, and there was a time to die, and it was Jan. 30, 2022, and in between was 60 years of living. She attended Silverton elementary schools and just ...

In Memoriam: Gerald ‘Steve’ Cumins (Aug. 9, 1943 – Feb. 11, 2022)

March 2022 Posted in Obituary | Comments Off on In Memoriam: Gerald ‘Steve’ Cumins (Aug. 9, 1943 – Feb. 11, 2022)

Gerald Steven Cumins passed away peacefully in Mount Angel, Oregon on Feb. 11, 2022 at the age of 78.  Steve was born in Altadena, California at St. Luke’s Hospital on Aug. 9, 1943 to Robert Howard and Aleise Rose Cumins. He ...

In Memoriam: Trudy Deloris Foss (March 6, 1949 – Feb. 26, 2022)

March 2022 Posted in Obituary | Comments Off on In Memoriam: Trudy Deloris Foss (March 6, 1949 – Feb. 26, 2022)

  Trudy Deloris Foss, 72, of Silverton, Oregon spent her final days at home surrounded by her family and loved ones. Trudy was born in McMinnville, Oregon on March 6, 1949 to parents Archie Faris and Kathleen (Kolaroff) Bowers. Trudy died on Feb. 26, 2022. ...

In Memoriam: Rodney O. Bennett (May 26, 1932 – Feb. 4, 2022)

February 2022 Posted in Obituary | Comments Off on In Memoriam: Rodney O. Bennett (May 26, 1932 – Feb. 4, 2022)

Rodney O. Bennett, 89, of Silverton, Oregon spent his final years in the loving care of Harmony House in Salem, Oregon.  He was born in Detroit, Michigan on May 26, 1932, and died on Feb. 4, 2022. His passing was peaceful ...

In Memoriam: Carol Ann Heide (Sept. 20, 1962 – Jan. 13, 2022)

February 2022 Posted in Obituary | Comments Off on In Memoriam: Carol Ann Heide (Sept. 20, 1962 – Jan. 13, 2022)

Carol Heide passed away Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022 at the age of 59. Carol Ann Heide was born to R. Kurt and Darlene (Derr) Heide on Sept. 20, 1962 in Silverton, Oregon. She graduated from Silverton Union High School in 1980. Carol enlisted in the ...

In Memoriam: Lorraine Duda (Aug. 25, 1923 – Jan. 25, 2022)

February 2022 Posted in Obituary | Comments Off on In Memoriam: Lorraine Duda (Aug. 25, 1923 – Jan. 25, 2022)

Lorraine Elouise Spies was born and raised in Elizabeth, Minnesota. She worked on the family farm milking cows. In her twenties she rode the train to Oregon with her father, in search of another farm. They settled in Silverton, where ...