Obituaries

John Marvis Bates

August 2, 2020

John Marvin Bates, 62, of Sweet Home, Oregon passed away Sunday, August 2, 2020. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements....

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James Donald Beers

August 1, 2020

James Donald Beers, 70, of Sweet Home, Oregon passed away Saturday, August 1, 2020 in Lebanon. He was born in Lebanon to Bob and Thelma (Poignant) Beers. Jim graduated from Sweet Home High School in 1968. While attending Oregon Technical Instit...

Brandon Scott Schatz

July 31, 2020

Brandon Scott Schatz, 31, of Sweet Home, Oregon passed away Friday, July 31, 2020. He was born in Lebanon to Donald James and Sandra Jean (Overstreet) Schatz. Brandon lived in Sweet Home most of his life except for three years when he worked in ...

Christopher Klesh

July 28, 2020

Christopher Klesh, 46, of Sweet Home lost his hard fought battle with multiple sclerosis and passed away on July 28, 2020. He was born in Salem to Richard and Marylyn (Ruckwardt) Klesh. His tenacity and love for life allowed him to overcome numero...

Frederick Kromling Burke

July 23, 2020

Frederick Kromling Burke, 82, of Sweet Home, Oregon passed away Thursday, July 23. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements....

Zachary James Maynard

July 23, 2020

Zachary James Maynard, 6, of Sweet Home passed away Thursday in Portland after a tragic accident involving a watercraft. Zach was born in Sweet Home to Rachel and Jeremiah Maynard. He was a kind, loving child who had a contagious smile that could ...

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Ronald Delano Matz

July 20, 2020

Ronald Delano Matz, 79, of Lebanon, passed away Monday at his home. He was born in Wadena, Minnesota to Ernest Milton and Barbara Dorothy (Jungles) Matz. He served in the United States Navy for five years. He served on the USS Glacier as a Fire Co...

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Ralph James Morse

July 16, 2020

Ralph James Morse, 91, of Sweet Home, Oregon died in the early evening of Thursday, July 16, 2020. He was hospitalized on July 11th and was taken quickly by the many complications associated with cancer. During this time, he was surrounded by generat...

Carolyn Joy Richards

July 15, 2020

Carolyn Joy Richards, 71, of Sweet Home, Oregon passed away Wednesday, July 15, 2020. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements....

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David Charles Rinehart

July 15, 2020

David Charles Rinehart, 76, of Albany, Oregon passed away Wednesday, July 15, 2020. He was born in Tacoma, Washington to Leo Charles and Marjorie Mae (Upright) Rinehart. David served in the United States Army. He lived in Washington, New Mexico, a...

Katherine Laura Chenoweth (Lockwood)

July 13, 2020

Katherine Laura Chenoweth, 93, of Sweet Home, passed away Monday at her home. She was born in Petrolia California to William Attys and Elizabeth (Dukes) Lockwood. She grew up in Petrolia, California until High School. She moved to Ferndale in 1940...

William Truman Beach

July 11, 2020

William Truman Beach, 82, passed away Saturday, July 11, 2020 in Carriere, Mississippi. Final burial will be at Twin Oaks Memorial Park in Albany. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements....

Monty James Howard

July 10, 2020

Monty James Howard, 68, of Sweet Home, Oregon passed away Friday, July 10, 2020. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements....

Grace Lois Bryan (Reaney)

July 8, 2020

Grace Lois Bryan, 95, of Albany, Oregon passed away Wednesday. Grace Lois Bryan passed away peacefully just shy of her 96th birthday in Albany on Wednesday. She was born in Salem to Myrtle and Emslee (Tyler) Reaney. She met her husband, Cliff, ...

Dale Leroy Morgan

June 30, 2020

Dale Leroy Morgan, 82, of Sweet Home, Oregon passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2020. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements....

Dorothy Kuulei Morse (Garcia)

June 30, 2020

Dorothy Kuulei Morse, 76, of Sweet Home, Oregon passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2020. She was born in Waianae, Hawaii to Elias and Katherine (Lopes) Garcia, Sr. Dorothy lived in Hawaii until 1986, Bethel Island, California until 1988, and Moses Lake...

Barbara Jean Whipple (Baker)

June 27, 2020

Barbara Jean Whipple, 83, of of Lebanon, Oregon passed away Saturday, June 27, 2020. She was born May 16, 1937 in Eugene, the daughter of Paul James and Elsie Louise (Lucier) Baker. Barbara lived in in many places, but she loved Oregon the best. S...

Terry Allen Walczyk

June 26, 2020

Terry Allen Walczyk, 67, of Sweet Home, Oregon passed away Friday, June 26, 2020. He was born January 13, 1953 in Denver, Colorado, the son of Emil and Donna (Greenburg) Walczyk. He grew up in Seal Beach, California. He graduated from Marina High ...

Ronald Phillip Rice

June 25, 2020

Ronald Philip Rice, 81, of Wiley Creek Community Center, Sweet Home, died June 25, 2020. He was born December 10,1938 in Salem to Warren C. “Puff" Rice and Mae (Bailey) Rice. Ron graduated from Cottage Grove High School in 1956 where he excelled...

Curtis Gail Caswell

June 24, 2020

Curtis Gail Caswell, 60, of Sweet Home, Oregon passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2020. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements....

W. Geraldine Smith (Rowley)

June 24, 2020

W. Geraldine Smith, 86, of Crawfordsville, Oregon passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2020 and is now dancing with Jesus in her new clothes. She was born in Pawnee, Oklahoma to John Floyd and Hazel Ethelyn (Wilks) Rowley. Geraldine graduated from Swee...

Mary Jane Kivela

June 23, 2020

Mary Jane Kivela, 78, of Halsey, Oregon passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2020. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements....

June Avalon Pattison (Small)

June 21, 2020

June Avalon Pattison, 88, of Sweet Home passed away Sunday. She was born in Viroqua, Wisconsin to Denver Roy and Ruth Catherine (Gilbert) Small. She lived in Southern California, Grants Pass, Reno, Nevada and moved to Sweet Home in 2014. June i...

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Lawrence Reese Thomas

June 18, 2020

Lawrence Reese Thomas, 80, of Sweet Home, Oregon passed away Thursday, June 18. He was born in Portland to Russell Reese and Stella Ruth (Lawrence) Thomas. His family moved to Crawfordsville in 1941, where they operated Brush Creek dairy. At age 1...

Russell Allen Bond, Sr.

June 15, 2020

Russell Allen Bond, Sr., 67, of Marcola, Oregon passed away Monday, June 15, 2020. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements....