Obituaries

Jessie Lea James

April 4, 2009

Jessie Lea James, age 86, of Albany (formerly of Sweet Home) died Saturday. She was born in Leslie County, Kentucky to Burley and Eva (Begley) Wooton. Jessie was raised in Kentucky and moved to Oregon in 1942 with her first husband, Arthur Poe. A...

Brian J. Ackley

April 3, 2009

Brian J. Ackley, age 36, of Sweet Home died on Friday. He was born in DesMoines, Iowa; the son of Wes and Margaret (Campbell) Ackley. Brian lived in DeMoines until the age of five when his family moved to California. In 1994, he came to Oregon. Br...

Frank E. Morrelli

April 3, 2009

Frank E. Morrelli Jr., 66, of Sweet Home lost his valiant battle with liver cancer in the early morning on Friday. He was born in Compton, Calif., to Frank E. and Bessie (McKee) Morrelli. He married Linda Lorette in June of 1963. They have two sons, ...

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Robert Paul Harer

March 29, 2009

Robert Paul Harer was born in Phoenix, Arizona on December 25, 1926. When Bob’s father passed away, Bob took over the responsibility of helping his mother, Thelma, and five younger siblings. Bob served in the Army briefly. He had many types ...

Ruth Elizabeth DeRosier (Wortman)

March 26, 2009

Ruth Elizabeth DeRosier, age 90, of Sweet Home passed away Thursday, March 26, 2009. She was born July 19, 1918 in Pomona, California; the daughter of Roy William and Frances Viola (Stevens) Wortman. She met and later married Michael “Vince” ...

David Allen Redick

March 22, 2009

David Redick, age 58, of Sweet Home was called home by his Lord and Savior early Sunday morning. He was born in San Diego, California to Harrell and Jean (Cagle) Redick. He grew up in Redding, California and married his high school sweetheart, Kathle...

Juanita Henthorne-Kelly (Phillips)

March 18, 2009

Juanita Henthorne-Kelly, age 74, of Sweet Home passed away Wednesday. She was born in Corsicana, Texas to Aaron Clifford and Lillie Lee (Weatherford) Phillips. Juanita married her childhood sweetheart, Elijah Henthorne, on October 16, 1950 when t...

Georgia May Pace (Green)

March 18, 2009

Georgia May Pace, age 81, of Sweet Home passed away Wednesday. She was born in Monroe, Washington to Oliver E. and Ruth Helen (Seeney) Green. She moved to Sweet Home in 1941 and graduated from Sweet Home High School in 1947. She and App Pace marri...

Gladys Illa Shaw Smith (Rowley)

March 17, 2009

Gladys Illa Rowley Shaw Smith, age 96, of Sweet Home passed away Tuesday. She was born in Winlock, Oregon to Charles Wesley and Eliza Jane (Keyser) Rowley. Gladys was born on a ranch near Winlock, Oregon in 1912, the youngest of seven children. At...

Irene Burke

March 10, 2009

Irene Burke, age 85, of Sweet Home passed away Tuesday. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling services....

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Scott McDonald

March 10, 2009

Scott McDonald, age 75, of Sweet Home died March 10, 2009 surrounded by family at his home after a brief but courageous battle with Non Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. The memorial service is 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 21, 2009 at the Sweet Home Mennon...

Claricy McCormack (Brinley)

March 9, 2009

Claricy Arminta McCormack, age 91, of Sweet Home went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Monday. Claricy was born in Sulphur Springs, Oklahoma to George T. and Nancy B. (Johnson) Brinley. Her family moved to California in 1936. Af...

Naomi A. Thompson (Slack)

March 7, 2009

Naomi A. Thompson, age 78, of Sweet Home passed away Saturday. She was born in Evansville, Indiana to Cornelius and Ruth (Backstrom) Slack. She moved to Oregon with her parents in 1940 and was raised in the Willamette Valley. She attended Bible St...

Myrtle Arietta Hufford

March 4, 2009

Myrtle Arietta Hufford, age 96, of Hufford Ridge, east of Foster, passed away Wednesday. She was born in McKinney, Texas to William Henry and Metta Daisy (Combest) Buchanan. Her brother, Herschel, died before she was born. Shortly after Myrtle was...

Ann E. Wilson (Schroeder)

March 1, 2009

Ann Elisabeth Wilson, age 82, of Sweet Home passed away Sunday. She was born in Dallas, Oregon to Alfred and Anne (Friesen) Schroeder. She worked for Tyler Log in Wrangel, Arkansas starting in 1974. She then lived in Lebanon from 1970 to 1998 bef...

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Willard Johnson

February 28, 2009

Willard Noble Johnson, age 81, of Sweet Home passed away February 28th. He was born in and raised in Franklin Park, Illinois to William and Bertha Caroline (Hedeman) Johnson. He was drafted into the United States Army during his senior year at Lyd...

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William M. Bass

February 26, 2009

William Bass, age 66, of Sweet Home passed away Thursday. He was born in Salem to Sam and Phyllis (Gunsley) Bass. He attended Salem schools. He enlisted in the Army in 1961, just before finishing high school. Basic training was in Tennessee, and h...

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Gary V. Hirschi

February 25, 2009

Gary passed away on Wednesday after a hard-fought though brief (three week) battle with lung cancer, with his loving family at his side. Gary was born October 15, 1937 to William David Hirschi and Mina Winifred Coulter in Lebanon, Oregon. He atten...

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Willard H. Lindbo

February 24, 2009

Willard Lindbo, age 83, of Sweet Home passed away Tuesday. He was born in Douglas, North Dakota to Thomas and Mary (Carlson) Lindbo. He lived in Goldendale and Kelso, Washingto and Siletz and Sweet Home, Oregon. Willard served in the U.S. Army fr...

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Ivan E. Thompson

February 23, 2009

Ivan Thompson, age 83, of Sweet Home passed away Monday. He was born in Siam (near New Market), Iowa. Ivan married Ruby Smith on August 13, 1946 in Hiawatha, Kansas. They settled in Holley for a while, and then moved to Siletz, Oregon for a few y...

Lucille Jeanette Rice

February 19, 2009

Lucille Jeanette Rice passed away February 19, 2009 at the age of 89. Although she spent the last few years of her life in Springfield, Lucille lived in Sweet Home for over 70 years. Lucille was born to Leon and Florence McGee on July 5, 1919 in R...

Lester Milton Weld

February 19, 2009

Lester Milton Weld, age 94, of Sweet Home passed away February 19th from complications with pneumonia. He was born on July 19, 1914 to Alta and Rollan Weld. He grew up on a farm near Bowdon, North Dakota. Lester married Gladys Faye MacDonald on Ju...

Arla Fern Stutzman

February 17, 2009

Arla Fern Stutzman, age 92 years and six months, passed away on February 17th, 2009 in her residence in Brownsville, Oregon. Arla was born August 18th, 1916, in Woodriver, Nebraska, the sixth of seven children born to Abraham and Sarah Miller Stu...

Ruby Mae Crocker (Mitchell)

February 11, 2009

Ruby Mae Crocker, age 80, of Sweet Home passed away Tuesday. She was born in Heartwell, Nebraska to Clarence and Edna (Churchill) Mitchell. She moved from Nebraska to Missouri and eventually settled in California. She came to Sweet Home in 1984....

Deeneve Doll Davis

February 11, 2009

Deeneve Doll Davis, age 49, died on Wednesday, February 11, 2009. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling services....