Obituaries

Hazel C. Pickens

February 11, 2009

Viewing will be from 11:00 a.m., to 1:00 p.m., Monday, February 16, at Sweet Home Funeral Chapel. Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m., Monday, February 16, also at Sweet Home Funeral Chapel. ...

Judith G. Chase

February 8, 2009

Judith G. Chase, age 69, of Sweet Home died Sunday. She was born in Lyons, Oregon to John Howard and Margaret Joanna Kunkle. She moved to Sweet Home, Oregon from Lyons in 1962. She married Floyd Chase on March 31, that year. She was a homemaker an...

John Louis Zera

February 6, 2009

John Louis Zera, age 78, of Sweet Home died on February 6, 2008 at his home. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling services....

Irene Maxine Rawn (Groen)

January 31, 2009

Irene Maxine Rawn, 86, of Sweet Home passed away Saturday. She was born in Sibley, Iowa to John E. and Jennie (Schmidt) Groen. During her life, she lived in Sibley, Iowa, Hastings, Nebraska, Vellejo, California, and Roseburg, McMinnville, and Swee...

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Kenneth Orville Rodriguez

January 31, 2009

Kenneth Orville Rodriguez, age 81, of Sweet Home passed away Saturday. He was born in Morro Bay, California to Keeney and Josephine (Trejo) Rodriguez. He served in the United States Navy. He lived in Morro Bay, Grover City, and Sacramento, Califor...

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Richard L. Scofield

January 28, 2009

Richard LeRoy Scofield, age 81, of Junction City passed away Wednesday. He was born in Pine County, Minnesota to Allen Emerson and Amaretta (Flowers) Scofield. Richard served in Guam and the Phillipines during World War II. He attended the Univers...

Carolyn Collins

January 26, 2009

Carolyn Collins, age 63, of Sweet Home went to be with the Lord Monday. She was born in Santa Monica, California to Robert Louis and Annie Virginia (Roberts) Collins. She grew up in the San Fernando Valley, and then moved to Sweet Home in 1989. Sh...

Eva Louella Looney (Cowitz)

January 25, 2009

Eva Louella Looney, age 93, of Sweet Home passed away Sunday. She was born at her family’s farm in Sweet Home, Oregon to Henry (Hank) and Libbie (Godwin) Cowitz. Eva was a cook for logging camps after graduating from high school. She worked ...

Fred Crowley

January 22, 2009

Fred Crowley, age 84, of the Sweet Home area died Thursday, January 22, 2009 at his home. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling services....

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Robert "Bob" R. Ratter

January 13, 2009

Robert "Bob" Ratter, age 66, of Sweet Home died on Tuesday, January 13, 2009. He was born on March 12, 1942 in Portland, Oregon; the son of Robert and Karen (Bruhn) Ratter. Bob grew up in Portland and attended Madison High School and Benson-Polyte...

Mildred Lora Davenport (Miller)

January 10, 2009

Mildred Lora Davenport, age 92, of Sweet Home passed away Saturday. She was born in Japton, Arkansas to Jessie James and Sarah Rose Etta (Eubanks) Miller. She moved from Arkansas to Texas in 1937, and then returned to Arkansas in 1939. In 1941, sh...

Vickie Belle VanEpps-Pitts

December 21, 2008

Vickie Belle VanEpps-Pitts, age 45, of Lebanon died December 21, 2008. She was born on October 5, 1963; the daughter of John and Norma Jean (Peterson) VanEpps. Vickie grew up in Crawfordsville and moved later to the Lebanon area. Vickie enjoyed...

Lois Louise Ward (Main)

December 19, 2008

Lois Louise (Main) Ward, age 73, of Sweet Home died December 19, 2008 at her home. She was born on July 4, 1935 in Shelbyville, Illinois; the daughter of Alford and Louise (Kahlhammer) Main. She was raised and attended school in Fruitland and Paye...

Dennis W. Day

December 11, 2008

Dennis W. Day, age 68, of Sweet Home passed away Thursday morning. He was born in Rochester, New York to Robert Donald and Shirley (Tinnear) Day. He grew up in Brockport, New York, where in 1970 he established his first HVAC business with the ...

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Howard Miller

December 11, 2008

Howard Miller, age 90, passed away on Thursday, December 11, 2008 at his home. He was born on September 7, 1918 in Stipek, Montana; the son of Martin and Fannie Miller. He was raised in Colorado. Howard came to Sweet Home, Oregon in 1946 where he ...

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Claude Artie Thomas

December 8, 2008

Claude Artie Thomas, age 85, died on Monday. He was born in Oak Creek, Arizona to Albert Marion and Artie Mincie (Poteet) Thomas. He served in World War II from 1942 to 1945. He was honorably discharged on December 8, 1945 and received his Purple ...

Curtis Don Wilkerson

December 7, 2008

Curtis Don Wilkerson, age 57, of Sweet Home passed away Sunday. He was born in Sweet Home to Robert Bervin and Rosa Lou Williams. He was a long-time resident of Sweet Home. He worked as a construction roofer. He once attended the Baptist Ch...

Darlene Anice McDaniel (Everett)

December 4, 2008

Darlene Anice McDaniel, age 53, of Sweet Home passed away Thursday. She was born in Stockton, California to Clifford O. and Mildred Bernice (Bobo) Everett. She lived in Sweet Home for the past eight years. She loved Oregon and all the trees. She l...

Velma Ruth Menear (Myer)

December 2, 2008

Velma Ruth Menear, age 79, of Sweet Home passed away Tuesday. She was born in Cheshire, Oregon to Elvin and Minerva (Bales) Myer. Velma married Don Menear in Albany on April 20, 1946. She was a homemaker for many years, until she and Don purchased...

Joyce Davies Skilling

November 30, 2008

Joyce Davies Skilling, age 75, of Brownsville died Sunday, November 30, 2008 at her home. She was born July 1, 1933 in Chester England the daughter of Edward William and Emma (Cochrell) Davies. She grew up in England. In high school, she ran hurdl...

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Phillip Eugene Edney

November 28, 2008

Phillip Eugene Edney, age 82, of Sweet Home died November 28, 2008. He was born on September 22, 1926 in Tonkawa, Oklahoma; the son of Phil and Verbadell (Williams) Edney. Phillip lived in Oklahoma until he was eight years old, and then his family...

Shirlee L. Johnson

November 27, 2008

Shirlee L. Johnson, age 65, of Sweet Home passed away Thursday, November 27, 2008. She was born on April 23, 1943 in Lebanon, Oregon to "Big" Don and Margaret (Chaplin) Johnson. Shirlee lived in California prior to moving to Oregon in 1975. She ev...

Cleo Sylvia Littell (Ames)

November 23, 2008

Cleo Sylvia Littell, age 73, of Sweet Home passed away Sunday. She was born in Lebanon, Oregon to Lloyd and Helen (Brady) Ames. She lived in Sweet Home most of her life. She married her former childhood friend, Raymond Littell, on October 8, 1953 ...

Edward T. Spencer

November 21, 2008

Edward T. Spencer, age 56, of Sweet Home passed away Friday. He was born in Sweet Home, Oregon to Troy and Verdine (Kilgore) Spencer. He attended local schools until graduating from Sweet Home High School. He later attended OSU and studied Zo...

Janie R. Atkerson

November 18, 2008

Janie R. Atkerson, age 71, of Newport passed away Tuesday. She was born in Dotson, Texas to Jewel and Beatrice E. (Britton) Atkerson. Janie married Thomas J. Ballweber in Dotson, Texas. They came to Sweet Home in the late 1950s. She lived in Sweet...