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Shannon Roger Copeland

In Memoriam: Shannon Roger Copeland (March 17, 1944 – Nov. 7, 2023)

On St. Patrick’s Day 1944, Shannon Roger Copeland was born on a naval base hospital in San Diego California, to John Henry Copeland and Catherine “Casey” Gordon.  John was a member of the Klamath Tribe, and Shannon spent his first years in Chiloquin, Oregon on the Klamath-Modoc Reservation. Shannon graduated from Silverton High School in 1963, served on the USS […]

In Memoriam: Brianne Renae Williams (July 29, 1979 – Nov. 6, 2023)

Adored mother, daughter, sister, cousin, and friend, Brianne “Bree” Renae Williams passed away way at her home in Silverton, Oregon on Nov. 6, 2023 at 44. Bree was born Brianne Renae Edwards in Salem Oregon, on July 29, 1979 to Susan Edwards (Harris) and Randy Edwards. Bree’s mother later remarried and she gained an additional father, Gary Rush. In time, […]

Wendy Christine Sroufe

In Memoriam: Wendy Christine Sroufe (Jan. 20, 1949 – Oct. 31, 2023)

Wendy Sroufe was born Jan. 20, 1949 to Robert and Claire Schneider and grew up in Gresham, Oregon. She passed away after dealing with the effects of cancer, on the morning of Oct. 31, 2023 with her husband, Dale, at her side. They had just celebrated 54 years of marriage. Wendy was heavily involved in vocal music and the performance […]

In Memoriam: Peggie Ward (Feb. 6, 1950 – Nov. 11, 2023)

Loving mother and grandmother, Peggie Ward, passed away early on Nov. 11, 2023 after a courageous battle with health complications at the age of 73. Peggie was born on Feb. 6, 1950 in San Diego, California to James and Margaret Ricker. Peggie followed in her sister, Patricia’s, footsteps and became a Registered Nurse, serving the San Diego community until moving […]

Ardel Marie Jury

In Memoriam: Ardel Marie Jury (Dec. 23, 1938 – Nov. 6, 2023)

Born in Upton, California and raised in Grants Pass, Oregon, Ardel Jury graduated from Cave Junction High School in 1956.  In 1960, she married Duane Jury who preceded her in death in 2005. She is survived by brother, Ron Wingerd; sister, Juanita Reynolds; four children, Ken Jury, Athena Laird, Ben Jury, and Beverly Atsma; 12 grandchildren, and 16 living great […]

Floyd Spaur Sr.

In Memoriam: Floyd Vernon Spaur, Sr. (July 20,1942 – Nov. 11, 2023)

Former Silverton resident, Floyd Vernon Spaur, Sr., 81, of Wallowa, Oregon died at his home on Nov. 11, 2023. He was born July 20,1942 in Anaconda, Montana, to Floyd Earl Spaur and Carol Elizabeth Barber. He married the love of his life Martha Jean Nelson in 1960.  He loved spending time with his family or tinkering with a project he […]

Truck procession honors Frank Merrill

A longtime Pepsi employee who died in October will be remembered with a procession of roughly 200 semi-trucks Saturday, Nov. 18, starting at the Pepsi plant in Mount Angel. The memorial convoy will head to the Pacific Northwest Truck Museum in Brooks where a service will be held for Frank Merrill, who died in Mount Angel Oct. 25 at age […]

In Memoriam: Frank Arthur Merrill (Nov. 23, 1960 – Oct. 25, 2023)

Frank was born on Nov. 23, 1960 to Ralph and Geraldine Merrill. Frank grew up on a farm in Hubbard, Oregon. He helped on the family farm but loved working on machinery more than other farm work.  After graduating from North Marion High School in 1979, he worked for a few local businesses including Young and Morgan, Foster Farms, Mallorie’s […]

Jay Gregg

In Memoriam: Jay Gregg (March 27, 1946 – Oct. 20, 2023)

Jay Gregg was born March 27, 1946, to Addie and Bill Gregg in Higgins, Texas. He passed away Oct. 20, 2023 in Silverton, Oregon surrounded by family. At age two, his family moved to the Perris Valley area of Southern California. He graduated from Perris High School in 1964. After high school he attended college, graduating from Cal Poly Pomona […]

Gary James Kohlmeyer

In Memoriam: Gary Kohlmeyer (Nov. 5, 1940 – Oct. 2, 2023)

Gary James Kohlmeyer, husband, father, and grandfather, has passed away at the age of 82, after a battle with lung cancer.  He was born on Nov. 5, 1940 to parents Leland (Jim) Kohlmeyer and Mary Ann Peschka Kohlmeyer in Oakland, California. He is survived by his siblings, Fritzi Bronec, Lois Hassing, Bill Kohlmeyer (Skyla) and Beth Mallon (Kevin). He was […]

In Memoriam: William (Bill) GrosJacques (Sept. 21, 1933 – Oct. 8, 2023)

William (Bill) GrosJacquesWilliam Vincent GrosJacques, age 90, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday Oct. 8, 2023. Bill was born Sept. 21, 1933 to Peter Vincent and Madeline (Fennimore) GrosJacques. He was the oldest of three sons. He graduated from Mt. Angel Prep School at the age of 17. After graduation he enlisted in the Navy and served in […]

Kenneth Edward Bauer

In Memoriam: Kenneth Edward Bauer (April 21, 1949 – Oct. 1, 2023)

Kenneth Edward Bauer was born on April 21, 1949 and passed away peacefully on Oct. 1, 2023. Ken, alongside his wife, Pat, made Silverton, Oregon their home for the last 30 years.  His childhood was spent in North Hollywood, California, where he was raised by his parents Otto Michael Bauer and Hazel Lorraine Fortner. He completed his education at North […]

Gayle Marie Stark

In Memoriam: Gayle Stark (July 4, 1945 – Oct. 15, 2023)

Gayle Marie Stark was born to Victor F. and (Thelma) Marie Grossnickle on July 4, 1945, in Salem Oregon, across the street from Bush Pasture Park while the 4th of July was celebrated with fireworks. For her entire life, she loved that everyone celebrated her birthday on the 4th. Gayle grew up the youngest of three daughters, with sisters Beverly […]

Frank Gubbles

In Memoriam: Francis X. Gubbels (Nov. 11, 1937 – Sept. 11, 2023)

Francis X. Gubbels passed away on Sept. 11, 2023, surrounded by family. He was 85.   Frank was born to Joseph and Veronica Gubbels on Nov. 11, 1937 in Pittsville Wisconsin. The family moved to Oregon in 1946 where they bought the family farm in Silverton.  In his younger years he joined the National Guard.  He was an avid bowler and through that […]

Jim Kellog

In Memoriam: James Kellogg (Dec. 16, 1937 – Aug. 21, 2023)

Jim Kellogg passed away peacefully at home in Sublimity, Oregon on Aug. 21, 2023. He was 85. He was born Dec. 16, 1937 in Gold Hill, Oregon. At age 10 his family moved to Salem, Oregon. He graduated from South Salem High School. Jim married Lorraine Mitzel on Dec. 26, 1965. They were married 57 years. In 1970 they moved […]

In Memoriam: Norma Dyer (April 9, 1931 – Oct. 17, 2019)

A memorial service was held Sept. 27, 2023 for Norma Faye Dyer, (née Smith). She died at her home in Silverton, Oregon on Oct. 17, 2019. She was 88.  The daughter of Norman and May Smith, she was born in Washington State on April 9, 1931 at the height of the Great Depression. She grew up in Portland, Oregon, graduating […]

Jim William Thomas

In Memoriam: Jim William Thomas (May 27, 1937 – Sept. 5, 2023)

Jim William Thomas was born in San Diego, California, on May 27, 1937, to Joseph and Anna (Johnston) Thomas as the seventh of 10 children.  Jim grew up in Escondido, California, where he met the love of his life, Geneva Walker. They embarked on their lifelong journey together when they married on Nov. 14, 1956, and enjoyed 57 beautiful years […]

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. […]