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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. […]

Sister Theresa Henscheid

In Memoriam: Sister Theresa Henscheid, OSB (Oct. 26, 1935 – Jan. 26, 2024)

Sister Theresa Henscheid, OSB, a long-time member of Queen of Angels Monastery, died in the afternoon of Jan. 26, 2024, at Providence Benedictine Nursing Center, Mount Angel, Oregon. She was 88 years old. Sister Theresa was the second child born to Carl Henscheid and Dorothy (Rausch) Henscheid, the second of 14 children: James, Margaret (Sister Theresa), Annette, Betty Mae, Thomas, Helen, […]

Beverly Jean Ferguson

In Memoriam: Beverly Jean Ferguson (Aug. 31, 1944 – Feb. 6, 2024)

Beverly Jean Ferguson of Silverton passed away Feb. 6, 2024, after a short illness. Beverly was born Aug. 31, 1944 to Rochus and Catherine Weigel. She grew up in Molalla and graduated from high school in 1962. After high school she attended Mt. Angel College. Beverly was preceded in death by her parents and sisters, Carol, Dianna and Joyce. On […]

Lenore Schaecher

In Memoriam: Lenore Teresa Rose Vetsch Schaecher (July 26, 1930 – Feb. 3, 2024)

Lenore Teresa Rose Vetsch Schaecher, age 93, of Mount Angel, Oregon, passed on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2024. Lenore was born the youngest of 10 to Adolph and Katherine Vetsch on a farm in Bluffton, Alberta, Canada where she grew up and completed her education.  Anyone who knew her would remember both her sweetness, and her spunk. It was that kind […]

Jere Wayne White

In Memoriam: Jere Wayne White (July 14, 1959 – Jan. 22, 2024)

Our beloved Jere Wayne White passed away peacefully in his home on January 22, 2024, with his husband Gary Richmond and best friend Francine Marie by his side, after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 64 years old. Jere was born on July 14, 1959, in Amarillo, Texas to parents Jere and Barbara White. He grew up in Panhandle, […]

Gerald Roy Treber

In Memoriam: Gerald Roy Treber, LCDR, US Navy (Dec. 13, 1930 – Jan. 12, 2024)

Lt. Commander Gerald Treber was a remarkable man and loving father. A lifelong lover of music, Jerry grew up in Portland, Oregon, and attended the University of Washington where he majored in voice and obtained a BA in Music. While at college Jerry discovered a love of rowing, and he crewed all four years on the formidable UW rowing team. […]

Virginia Aldine Lichty

In Memoriam: Virginia ‘Ginger’ Lichty (Nov. 20, 1948 – Jan. 26, 2024)

Virginia Aldine Lichty was born on Nov. 20, 1948, in Watseka, Illinois to Ben and Perceda Scharer. She was the seventh of 18 children. She spent her younger years in Cissna Park, Illinois.  At the age of nine the family moved to Oregon where she attended Bethel Elementary and North Salem High School, graduating in 1966. On Dec. 3, 1966, […]

Josie Rice

In Memoriam: Josie Rice (Jan. 9, 1929 – Feb. 6, 2024)

Josie (Kenagy) Rice was born in Hubbard, Oregon, and grew up on the family farm with five older brothers. In 1948, she married Homer Rice from Ohio. Together they raised three sons, who survive: Denny (Ruth) of Vancouver, Washington, Fred (Gloria) of the Silverton Hills, and Pete (Christy Thomas) of Silverton. Also surviving are four grandchildren: Tricia (Tim) King of Silverton, Michele Herman of Hillsboro, […]

Evelyn ‘Tootie’ Marcum

In Memoriam: Evelyn ‘Tootie’ Marcum (March 17, 1929 – Jan. 12, 2024)

Evelyn was well known by all as “Tootie” Marcum. She passed away in her home the morning of Jan. 12, 2024. Tootie is survived by son, Scott Marcum; sister, Nila Simms; and brother, Pat Simms.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob; her son, John; and her daughter, Beth Marcum.  Tootie was born in Omak, Washington during the […]

Victoria Ann Raborn

In Memoriam: Victoria ‘Vickie’ Ann Raborn (July 29, 1954 – Jan. 10, 2024)

Victoria “Vickie” Ann Raborn (Dewees) passed away on Jan. 10, 2024 in Tualatin, Oregon, in the presence of family. She was 69 years old.  Vickie was born in Muncie, Indiana, on July 29, 1954. She was the oldest of four girls. She graduated from Tecumseh High School in Ohio. She lived in Arizona, South Carolina, and Washington, before retiring in […]

Patricia Ruth Loe

In Memoriam: Patricia Ruth Loe (Jan. 1, 1932 – Jan. 13, 2024)

Patricia Ruth Loe, 92, of Silverton, Oregon, passed away on Jan. 13, 2024. Pattie was born on Jan. 1, 1932 in Bazille Mills, Nebraska to Ruth and John Barton Megonigle. After her mother passed away, Pattie was raised by her aunt Irma and uncle Claude Bergstrom. They moved many times living in Nebraska, Iowa, and California prior to arriving in […]

Stanley Duane Hollin

In Memoriam: Stanley Duane Hollin (Feb. 27, 1949 – Jan. 9, 2024)

Stanley Duane Hollin born Feb. 27, 1949 in McMinnville, Oregon to Nevil and Melva Hollin died at his home in Silverton, Oregon on Jan. 9, 2024.  Stan was predeceased by his parents; brother, John Magee; and sister, Sylvia Magee Becker. Stan is survived by his sister, Linda Hollin Zollner; bonus grandson, Evan Whitney; nephews, Shawn Zollner, John Magee and Nevil […]

K. Donald Larson

In Memoriam: K. Donald Larson (March 9, 1943 – Jan. 9, 2024)

K. Donald Larson passed away from lymphoma in Silverton, Oregon on Jan. 9, 2024. The world lost a generous and kind man who was modest about the remarkable life he lived. He was known for his faith in God, strong moral compass, dependability, empathy, consistency, and strong work ethic. He was born in Salt Lake CIty, Utah on March 9, […]

Marjorie Wilson

In Memoriam: Marjorie Wilson (July 25, 1934 – Jan. 15, 2024)

Marjorie Wilson, 89, of Silverton, Oregon, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend, passed away peacefully on Jan. 15, 2024. Born in Kansas, to James and Kathryn Mosolf, she moved to the Northwest at an early age and grew up in Salem, Oregon, attending Salem High School and University of Puget Sound. In addition to raising five children, Marjorie […]

Ola Faye Hinsey

In Memoriam: Ola Faye Hinsey (March 16, 1931 – Jan. 8, 2024)

Ola Faye (Russ) Hinsey was born on March 16, 1931, in Panhandle, Texas to Charles LeeRoy and Mabel Elizabeth Russ. She graduated in 1948 from Panhandle High School. She graduated from West Texas State College where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1952. In 1953, Ola Faye began her teaching career at Wyman Elementary School in Denver, Colorado. […]

Francine Lynch

In Memoriam: Francine Lynch (May 9, 1933 – Jan. 14, 2024)

Francine (Deanie) Lynch, 90 of Silverton, Oregon passed away peacefully on Jan. 14, 2024. She was born May 9, 1933 in Wolbach, Nebraska to Arnold and Ella Marcoe. She was the couple’s fourth child out of seven children.  At age ten, her family moved to Oregon. She attended Silverton High School and graduated in 1951. Also in 1951, Francine married […]

Marguerite ‘Margie’ Will

In Memoriam: Marguerite ‘Margie’ Will (May 19, 1993 – Jan. 8, 2024)

Marguerite Haley Will, known to all as Margie, passed away way too soon on Jan. 8 at her home in Hillsboro, Oregon after a lifelong battle with a rare liver disorder (glycogen storage disease). She was 30 years old. Born on May 19, 1993, Margie grew up in Silverton, Oregon. While her childhood was occasionally shadowed by health issues, Margie […]

Arnold Schmidt

In Memoriam: Arnold Schmidt (March 14, 1935 – Dec. 16, 2023)

Arnold Schmidt passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Dec. 16, 2023, at the age of 88. Arnold was born in Hubbard, Oregon to Steve and Helen Schmidt. A life-long resident of the North Howell community, he loved farming his own property as well as assisting his countless family members and relatives with their operations. Arnold also loved driving trucks […]

Richard ‘Dick’ Moles

In Memoriam: Richard ‘Dick’ Moles (Aug. 11, 1937 – Sept. 29, 2023)

Richard “Dick” L. Moles passed away on Sept. 29, 2023, surrounded by his family. He was born on Aug. 11, 1937, in Phelps, Missouri to Ray and Ella Moles and was one of five boys. The family moved to Scotts Mills, Oregon in 1943. At a young age, Richard developed a passion for music and began playing the piano and accordion in first grade. […]