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Carrol A. Waggoner

In Memoriam: Carrol A. Waggoner (March 9, 1937 – April 5, 2024)

Carol Waggoner was born in Salem, Oregon on March 9, 1937, to Claude and Joyce Winegar. Raised in Monmouth, she graduated from Central High School in Independence. She married Don Earle, and they had two children, Don and Julie. Later in life she met her soul mate, Jim Waggoner, and they enjoyed almost 30 years together. She made her love […]

William Bryan Loftis

In Memoriam: William ‘Bill’ Loftis, Sr. (Dec. 7, 1938 – March 2, 2024)

William Bryan Loftis passed away in his sleep, peacefully, around midnight on March 2, 2024 at his home in Scotts Mills, Oregon.  Bill was born on Dec. 7, 1938 in suburban East Los Angeles, California to Howard and Katheryn Loftis. They raised Bill and his older brother, Kenneth, in a close, faith-based family with a strong work ethic. He graduated […]

Elvin Heintz, Sr.

In Memoriam: Elvin Heintz, Sr. (May 11, 1935 – April 26, 2024)

Elvin Heintz was born May 11, 1935 in Silverton, Oregon. He passed away peacefully April 26, 2024 with family by his side. He was a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and friend. He worked for Weyerhaeuser for years, then with the Clackamas County Road Department, retiring in 1997. He was a proud member of the Scotts Mills Historical Society. Elvin […]

Shannon Stillwell Gossack

In Memoriam: Shannon Stillwell Gossack (May 3, 1961 – Sept. 13, 2023)

Our worst fears were recently realized upon confirmation from the U.S. Embassy in Belize that our dearly loved sister, Shannon, passed away Sept. 13, 2023. Shannon was born on May 3, 1961, in McMinnville, Oregon to Jud (James) and Donna Stillwell and was the youngest of five daughters. She was full of life and bubbling energy and with her long, brown curls and endearing personality she was the […]

Andrew Dean Amaral

In Memoriam: Andrew Dean Amaral (July 11, 1990 – March 16, 2024)

Andrew Dean Amaral died due to a drug overdose. Andrew attended high school in Woodburn. When he returned from out of the area, he stayed most of the time at his mother’s in Silverton. He was loved and will be missed by his friends and family. Andrew was survived by his mother, Roxanne Camacho-Madrigal of Silverton; his dad, Juan Diego Amaral […]

Robert DeSantis, Jr.

In Memoriam: Robert ‘Bob’ DeSantis, Jr. (May 5, 1951 – April 3, 2024)

Robert ‘Bob’ Frances DeSantis, Jr., 72, of Silverton, Oregon, passed away on April 3, 2024. He was born on May 5, 1951 in Silverton. Bob, known to many as a loving son, brother, father, grandfather, uncle, and friend, leaves behind a legacy of love and strength. He is survived by his mother, Anne DeSantis; sisters, Susan Dallas and Diane Hoge; […]

Annamae Layton

In Memoriam: Annamae Layton (Aug. 5, 1933 – March 22, 2024)

Annamae Layton was born on Aug. 5, 1933 to William and Ludwina Brinkman in Farming, Minnesota Township. She had three sisters, Loretta, Gloria, and Eileen, and three brothers, Eugene, Ronald, and Stanley. When she was 16, they moved to Mount Angel, Oregon to join family.  At 19, she married Ronald Sprauer in May of 1953. They had five children: a […]

Jeffrey Benson

In Memoriam: Jeffrey Todd Benson (April 27, 1971 – April 18, 2024)

Jeffrey Todd Benson, 52, of Silverton, passed away on April 18, 2024. Jeff was born on April 27, 1971 to parents, Gary Benson and Jane Jones in Salem, Oregon. Jeff loved to walk, listen to live music, go to the beach, volunteer, and read. He was also really proud of his free little library that was in his front yard. […]

Delma Sprauer

In Memoriam: Delma Sprauer (May 19, 1939 – April 7, 2024)

Delma Sprauer was born Delma Emily Hackett on May 19, 1939 to David and Armella Hackett in Silverton, Oregon. She passed peacefully in Woodburn on April 7, 2024. She is survived by six children and their spouses, Carmen, Therese (Abel), Annie (Hassan), Kate (Kory), Gary (Katia), and Karl (Bernadine), and many grand and great grandchildren, to whom she was affectionately […]

David Hartley

In Memoriam: David Hartley (Aug. 23, 1938 – March 27, 2024)

David Hartley passed away at the age of 85 on March 27, 2024, at his home in Scotts Mills, Oregon. He was born on Aug. 23, 1938 in Silverton, Oregon to Alvin Ernest Hartley and Minnie Olive (Davis) Hartley. He was the fifth generation of his family to live in the Silverton area. Dave grew up on the family farm […]

Ron Hunt

In Memoriam: Ron Hunt (May 22, 1933 – April 2, 2024)

Ronald (Ron) Edward Hunt of Salem, Oregon went to be with the Lord on April 2, 2024. He lived life to the fullest and died peacefully at Capital Manor in West Salem from heart related issues. Ron was born on May 22, 1933, in Portland, Oregon to William and Lucille (Bowman) Hunt. Ron had a life-long love of sports, especially […]

Ronald “Tad” Engle, Jr.

In Memoriam: Ronald ‘Tad’ Engle, Jr. (May 2, 1959 – March 11, 2024)

Ronald “Tad” Engle, Jr. passed away peacefully on March 11, 2024, at the age of 64. Tad is survived by his wife, Cookie Carroll; his parents, Ron and Connie Engle; his siblings, Eric (Cindy) Engle and Jacquie (Jon) Edgar; and his nieces and nephew, Jenny Jordan, Melissa Edgar, Keenan Engle, and Darian Engle. Tad grew-up in Silverton, Oregon. After high […]

Tricia Marie Mulder

In Memoriam: Tricia Marie Mulder (Oct. 29, 1961 – March 3, 2024)

Tricia Marie Mulder was born on Oct. 29, 1961, in Newport Beach, California. A graduate of CSU Long Beach, she was married to James Paul Mulder on Feb. 5, 1994 in the San Diego, California temple.   Tricia found her greatest fulfillment in the embrace of her cherished family, the laughter of her grandchildren, and the warmth of devoted friends who […]

Dorothy Marie Fish

In Memoriam: Dorothy Marie Fish (July 31, 1931 – March 12, 2024)

Dorothy Marie Fish, 92, beloved wife and mother, passed away peacefully at Salem Hospital on March 12, 2024, in Salem, Oregon. Dorothy was born on July 31, 1931 in Silverton, Oregon, to parents Emidio and Bertha DeSantis. She graduated from Mt. Angel Preparatory School (now JFK High School) and retired from the United States Postal Service after working many years […]

Michael Allen Bordelon

In Memoriam: Michael Allen Bordelon (Nov. 22, 1951 – April 2, 2024)

Michael Allen Bordelon, 72, of Silverton, Oregon, passed away peacefully at home on April 2, 2024, surrounded by family. Mike was one of five kids born to Patricia and Allen Bordelon of Sand Springs, Oklahoma. After graduating from high school in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, he completed his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in forestry at Oklahoma State University (BS) and the University […]

Marlene Ruef

In Memoriam: Marlene Ruef (Sept. 22, 1938 – Feb. 28, 2024)

Marlene Marie Kahut Ruef passed away at the age of 85 on Feb. 28, 2024 at her home in Mount Angel, Oregon. She was born on Sept. 22, 1938 in Woodburn, Oregon to Frank and Rose Kahut. Marlene was raised on a farm in Woodburn. She graduated from Mt. Angel Academy in June 1956. On July 14, 1956 she married […]

Francis Joseph Piatz

In Memoriam: Francis Joseph Piatz (June 7, 1934 – Feb. 27, 2024)

Francis Joseph Piatz of Mount Angel, Oregon, died Feb. 27, 2024 at the age of 89. He was born at home in the small town of Napoleon, North Dakota on June 7, 1934, to Joseph and Rose (Gross) Piatz. Francis was the middle child in between two sisters. The family moved to Mount Angel when he was two years old. […]

Roger Lawrence Willey

In Memoriam: Roger Lawrence Willey (Jan. 1, 1952 – March 2, 2024)

Roger Lawrence Willey, 72, of Silverton, Oregon passed away peacefully at home in his favorite chair Saturday on March 2, 2024. He was surrounded by his wife of 48 years, his three grown children, two grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Roger was born Jan. 1, 1952 in Macomb, Illinois to Russell L. and Elizabeth F. (Peterson) Willey. After he turned […]

Betty Lehrman

In Memoriam: Betty Lehrman (June 2, 1947 – March 1, 2024)

On March 1, 2024, beloved mother and grandmother, Betty Lehrman passed away unexpectedly in Silverton, Oregon. She was 76 years old.   She was born Betty Ann Sandifer on June 2, 1947 to Helen Alice Ceccacci and Dewitt Talmadge Sandifer in Portland, Oregon – where she was raised. She completed grade school at Menlo Park and graduated from David Douglas High […]

In Memoriam: Jean Marie Schaecher (July 23, 1952 – Feb. 11, 2024)

On Sunday Feb. 11, 2024, Jean Marie Schaecher passed away at the age of 71. She was born July 23, 1952 in Silverton, Oregon to Joe and Jean Tomminger and was the third child of five. She had two sisters, Chris and Mary, and two brothers, Leslie and Steve.  She married Richard Schaecher on April 8, 1972. They lived in […]

Nancy Lee Bleakney

In Memoriam: Nancy Lee Bleakney (June 21, 1936 – Feb. 19, 2024)

Nancy Lee (Benson) Bleakney was born on June 21, 1936, to parents who adored their only child, Willard and Martha Benson.  She left her three children and friends who adore her on Feb. 19, 2024. Nancy grew up on the Benson family farm in the Silverton Hills, attending the tiny grade school there with classmates that included Lewis Earl Bleakney, […]

Almina Jean Larson

In Memoriam: Almina Jean Larson (Feb. 9, 1941 – Feb. 4, 2024)

Almina ‘Ginger” Jean Larson passed away on Feb. 4, 2024 in Salem, Oregon. Born in LaGrande, Oregon on Feb. 4, 1941. Ginger loved her childhood, moving to several small towns in eastern Oregon with her family, her dad being employed by the State Highway Department. Ginger always had fun being the “new girl” at school.  Her family eventually landed in […]

Sister Mechtilde Fennimore

In Memoriam: Sister Mechtilde Fennimore, OSB (March 12, 1930 – Jan. 25, 2024)

Sister Mechtilde Fennimore, OSB, a long-time member of Queen of Angels Monastery, died in the morning of Jan. 25, 2024 at Providence Benedictine Nursing Center’s Orchard House, Mount Angel, Oregon. She was 93 years old. She was a Benedictine Sister for 74 years. Sister Mechtilde was born on a farm near Mount Angel to Edgar Fennimore and Madeline (Gilman) Fennimore […]

Donna Lois (Upjohn) Brown

In Memoriam: Donna Lois (Upjohn) Brown (Jan. 17, 1924 –Jan. 28, 2024)

Donna was born 100 years ago in Salem, Oregon.   As a girl, Donna was involved in 4-H. She raised rabbits, knitted, and became a talented seamstress, as was her mother. As a teenager Donna enjoyed band concerts at Wilson Park in Salem and roller skating at Mellow Moon Roller Rink located on the west bank of the Willamette River. […]