Obituaries

Edward Wilber Porria (Young)

June 1, 2008

Edward Wilber Porria, age 80, of Sweet Home passed away Sunday. He was born in San Jose, California to Clinton E. and Mae Ellen (Harrison) Young. The family moved to Oregon in 1955 from California. They moved to Sweet Home in 1980 from Harrisburg,...

Shirley Ann Jewell

May 27, 2008

Shirley Ann Jewell, age 83, of Lebanon passed away Tuesday, May 27, 2008. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling services....

Jeff Hooton

May 22, 2008

Jeff Hooton, age 47, passed away Thursday, May 22, 2008. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements. ...

Bette Messenger (Bontrager)

May 22, 2008

Bette Messenger, age 81 of Albany passed away Thursday. She was born in Iowa City, Iowa to Chris and Viola (Hershberger) Bontrager. Bette lived in Iowa until 1962 when she moved and settled in Arizona. Her first husband passed away in 1961. She ma...

Frances "Fran" (Gaskey) Fleury (Phillips)

May 20, 2008

Frances "Fran" (Gaskey) Fleury, age 82, of Sweet Home died on Tuesday. She was born in Apple, Oklahoma to Andrew Jackson and Lena (Ralls)Phillips. She worked for over 30 years running a store, restaurant, and laundomat. The Hilltop Market a...

Jerldeen May

May 11, 2008

Jerldeen May, age 79, of Sweet Home pased away Sunday. She was born in Carnigie, Oklahoma to Elvis L. and Martha May. Jerldeen was handicapped from birth. She moved to California with her parents and family in the late 1940’s and lived there unt...

Nina Hutson

May 6, 2008

Nina Hutson, long time resident of Sweet Home, Oregon, died at Bridgecreek Memory Care in Lebanon Oregon. She was 85. Nina and her identical twin sister, Ina, were born in La Garita, Colorado to Steven Place and Katherine Kirby, where she was ra...

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Paul R. Ward

May 6, 2008

Paul R. Ward, age 81, of Sweet Home passed away Tuesday. He was born in Sioux City, Iowa to Paul Dewey and Evelyn (Woodruff) Ward. Paul enlisted into the US Navy May 26, 1943, and then retired in 1972 as a Chief Petty Officer. He served in World W...

Judith L. Wirth

May 6, 2008

Judith L. Wirth, age 48, of Sweet Home passed away Tuesday. She was born in Renton, Washington to Robert A. and Evonne S. Sayers. She resided in Washington and Alaska until she moved to Sweet Home in 1976. Along with being a homemaker, Judy held a...

Jose Scott

May 5, 2008

Jose Scott, age 71, passed away Monday, May 5, 2008. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling services....

Anna Boer (Westra)

May 5, 2008

Anna M. Boer, age 89, of Sweet Home passed away Tuesday at the Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital. Anna was born in Harrison, South Dakota to Dewey and Hatie (Bulkama) Westra. She married Hans Boer on December 21, 1937 in Harrison. The couple ca...

Iris Elaine Grimmett (Van Wormer)

May 4, 2008

Iris Elaine Grimmett, age 79, of Sweet Home passed away Sunday. She was born in Kansas City, Missouri to Horace Lyle and Gertrude E. (Dunkin) Van Wormer. She lived in Liverpool, New York from 1950-1955; Palos Verdes and Gardena, California from 19...

Edna Mae Avrit (Purcell)

May 3, 2008

Edna Mae Avrit, age 92, of Foster passed away Saturday. She was born in Marcola, Oregon to Johnathan and Ruth (Shackelford) Purcell. Edna and her husband purchased Foster General Store in 1946. Her husband was the postmaster from 1946 until his re...

Wanda L. Estes (Malloy)

May 3, 2008

Wanda Lee Estes, age 76 of Sweet Home passed away Saturday. She was born in Birchtree, Missouri to Thomas George and Ruth Violet (Mahaney) Malloy. She grew up in Missouri. She spent most of her adult life in California and Oregon. She moved to Swe...

Donald C. Lattin

May 3, 2008

Donald C. Lattin, age 61, of Myrtle Creek, died on Saturday, May 3, 2008 at Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling services. ...

Earl Burton Tackett

May 3, 2008

Earl Burton Tackett, age 69, of Sweet Home passed away Saturday. He was born in McKaskill, Arkansas to Joe and Effie (Barber) Tackett. Earl lived in Portland, Glendale, Roseburg, and Sutherlin and moved to Sweet Home in 1999. He loved being i...

Bernice L. Reynolds (Morgan)

May 1, 2008

Bernice L. Reynolds, age 75, of Sweet Home passed away Thursday. She was born in Fall City, Oregon to Samuel Albert and Thelma (Shadle) Morgan. Her father worked in the logging industry and so their family moved often to find timber jobs. She g...

Catherine Julia Brocard (Dunn)

April 28, 2008

Catherine Julia Brocard, age 78, of Sweet Home passed away Monday at Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital. She was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey to Edgar and Julia (Kresky) Dunn. Catherine graduated from Metuchen High School in 1947. She lived...

Beatta Edna Stevahn

April 27, 2008

Beatta Edna Stevahn, age 82, of Sweet Home passed away Sunday. She was born in Leith, North Dakota to Reinhold and Ida (Martell) Stevahn. She came to Oregon as a young woman and lived in Portland. She battled heart disease and later Alzheimer’s....

Eva Annetta Cleland (Ubben)

April 26, 2008

Eva Annetta Cleland, age 90, of Sweet Home passed away Saturday. She was born in Newell, South Dakota to John and Tjodie (Duit) Ubben. Not long after she was born, her family moved to Presho, where she went to elementary school and graduated from ...

Millie Ethel Edith Renoud (Kimball)

April 25, 2008

Millie Ethel Edith (Kimball) Renoud, age 83, of Sweet Home passed away peacefully at her home on Friday. She was born in Sweet Home to the Rev. Samuel Kimball and his wife, Vera (Yeager) Kimball. Millie lived the majority of her life in Sweet Home. ...

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Norman F. Jimmerson

April 24, 2008

Norman F. Jimmerson, age 69, of Sweet Home passed away Thursday. He was born in Salem, Oregon to John T. and Vernice E. (Theurer) Jimmerson. Before joining the US Navy, Norman moved to Hoskins, Oregon, and then to Corvallis. Norman served at many ...

Alberta F. Oliver (Inman)

April 16, 2008

Alberta F. Oliver, age 90, of Sweet Home passed away Wednesday. She was born in Agra, Oklahoma to Marlan and Olive (Dobson) Inman. She lived in various places including Napa, California, for fifty years. She moved to Oregon in 2004. Alberta con...

Leatrice L. Erickson (Swanson)

April 15, 2008

Leatrice Louise Erickson, age 69, of Sweet Home lost her battle with cancer on Tuesday while surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Garrison, North Dakota and raised by Francis and Louise (Ehmann) Swanson. Leatrice enjoyed ebroidery, ...

Mary L. Hufford-Hollingsworth (Thornbrugh)

April 15, 2008

Mary Louise Hufford-Hollingsworth, age 82, of Sweet Home passed away Tuesday at her home. She was born in Cromwell, Oklahoma to Leonard E. and Lucille A. (Calvert) Thornbrugh. In 1939, she moved with her parents and siblings, Pauline, Ele, and Nin...