Obituaries

Jack Heise

January 29, 2008

Jack Heise, age 81, of Sweet Home, died on Tuesday, January 29, 2008. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements....

James Ruil Holley

January 26, 2008

James Ruil Holley was born in Scotts Hill, Tennessee to parents Jim and Dora (McCall) Holley. Ruil, as he was known to his family and friends, spent his early years in Tennessee and Missouri, before his parents settled in Oklahoma. In 1937, he met...

Delmer E. Ledbetter

January 26, 2008

Delmer Eugene Ledbetter, age 77, of Albany (formerly of Sweet Home), died on Saturday. He was born in Birch Tree, Missouri to Frank and Jennie (Goodman) Ledbetter. Delmer moved to Oregon in the 1990’s. He did various jobs such as farming, truck ...

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Steven H. Christensen

January 25, 2008

Steven Hans Christensen, age 79, of Lebanon died at home Friday, January 25, after a lengthy fight with cancer. He was surrounded by his loving family. Steven was born in Collbran, Colorado, to Hans William and Shirley Hope (Phillips) Christensen....

Leonore M. Schmidt (Wassermann)

January 23, 2008

Leonore M. Schmidt, age 70, of Sweet Home, passed away Wednesday. She was born in Berlin, Germany to Kurt and Herta (Buchholz) Wassermann. She moved to Toronto, Canada in 1959. After four years in Toronto she moved to California, then came to Swee...

Michael A. Housen Sr.

January 22, 2008

Michael Allen Housen, Sr., age 58, of Sweet Home, passed away Tuesday. He was born in Lebanon, Oregon to Adrian and Veetta Housen. Michael was raised in Lebanon and attended schools there. He married Elizabeth Brady July 6, 1981 in Reno, Nevada. T...

Maxine Dorothy Casey (Romey)

January 19, 2008

Maxine Dorothy Casey, age 79, of Lebanon, passed away Saturday. She was born in Hot Springs, South Dakota to Gustoff and Julia (Peterson) Romey. She moved to El Monte, California with her family at 16 years old. They later settled in Lakewood, Cal...

Eldon L. Clayton

January 19, 2008

Eldon L. Clayton, age 77, passed away Saturday. He was born in Trent, Oregon to Loyd and Edna Clayton. He went to grade school in LaComb, Salt Lake, and then later in Lebanon. Eldon moved to West Scio and went to work in a sawmill. He married D...

Paul Miller

January 17, 2008

Paul Miller, age 80, died on Thursday, January 17, 2008. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements....

Elvera B. Stark (Brooks)

January 13, 2008

Elvera B. Stark, age 86 passed away Wednesday at Marian Estates in Sublimity. She was born in Ontario, California to Robert and Bertha (Hildenbrand) Brooks. Elvera, best known as Elvie, loved to paint. She even took art classes at Linn Benton Co...

Terry E. Bentley

January 11, 2008

Terry E. Bentley, age 58, of Sweet Home passed away Friday. He was born in Sweet Home at Langmack Hospital. He graduated from Sweet Home High School in 1967 and lived in Sweet Home his entire life. Terry and Gina were married May 15, 1993. Te...

Betty Jean Matthews (Reed)

January 10, 2008

Betty Jean Matthews, age 82, of Jefferson, passed away Thursday, January 10, 2008. She was born in El Centro, California to Carl Louis and Neva (Kirkpatrick) Reed. Betty married Roger E. Matthews, Sr., on Christmas Day 1940 in Lordsburg, New Mexic...

Carla M. Stewart (Gaston)

January 10, 2008

Carla M. Stewart, age 59, of Sweet Home, passed away Thursday. She was born in Sacramento, California to John D. and Billie M. (Vance) Gaston. Carla came to Sweet Home in 2002 from Sacramento, California. She attended Holly Church. She loved to co...

Melvin Ramsey

January 9, 2008

Melvin Ramsey, age 49, died Saturday, February 9, 2008. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements....

Robin A. Prestegard

January 5, 2008

Robin Ann Prestegard, age 54, of Crawfordsville passed away at Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) Tuesday. She was born in Lebanon, Oregon to Les and Dickie (Hersey) Austin. Robin graduated from Sweet Home High School in 1972. Robin m...

Rose P. Hamn (Belisle)

January 3, 2008

Rose P. Hamn, age 69, of Sweet Home, passed away Thursday. She was born in Rangeley, Maine to Albert and Lilian (Berry) Belisle. Rose came to Oregon in 1968, eventually moving to Sweet Home in 2002. Rose was a Baptist. She really enjoyed singing a...

Margaret Ellen Wagoner (Smith)

December 28, 2007

Margaret Ellen Wagoner, age 94, of Sweet Home, went to be with the Lord on Friday, December 28th. Margaret was the daughter of George E. and Evelyn R. (McGuire) Smith. She was born in Los Angeles, California on April 2nd 1913. Margaret grew up in ...

Everett Denver

December 28, 2007

Everett Denver, age 81, of Sweet Home, passed away December 28, 2007. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel will handle the arrangements....

Loraine M. Anderson

December 26, 2007

Loraine Margaret Anderson, age 81, of Sweet Home, died Wednesday, December 26, 2007 at Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital...

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Bill G. Wright

December 24, 2007

Bill G. Wright, age 81, of Sweet Home, passed away Saturday, December 24, 2007. He was born on July 18, 1926 in The Dalles, Oregon; the son of Mack J. and Juel S. Wright. Bill entered the United States Army December 28, 1945 and served until Janua...

Irene L. Parker (Crandall)

December 22, 2007

Irene Lucille Parker, age 89, of Lebanon, passed away Saturday, December 22, 2007 at OHSU. She was born on January 22, 1918, the daughter of Harvey and Bessie (Wright) Crandall. Irene met E.M. “Sam” Parker, and the two married on November 14, ...

Jack Glen Fagan

December 21, 2007

A beloved husband, father, son, grandson, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend, passed away on Friday, December 21st. Jack will be missed by those that loved him more than words could ever say. A memorial service will be held in the near fut...

Penny Sue Miller (Elliston)

December 18, 2007

Penny Sue Miller, age 55, of Sweet Home, passed away Tuesday, December 18. She was born in Santa Cruz, California to Wayne and Joan Elliston. She lived in Oregon for the past seven years. Penny was a Born Again Christian since the age of 10. Her f...

Janice Sue Mason (Comer)

December 14, 2007

Janice S. “Umpy” Mason, age 70, of Sweet Home, passed away Friday. She was born in Springfield, Missouri to Jesse and Lena Mae (Knott) Comer. She was the youngest of eleven children. Janice lived in Scio for many years as a child. Her family m...

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Cletus Ray

December 14, 2007

Cletus E. Ray, age 85, of Brownsville, passed away Friday. He was born in Lebanon, Oregon to Victor E. and Georgann (Clem) Ray. Cletus was an Army Paratrooper and served in the WWII. He married Helen Fields on September 4, 1950 in Reno, Nevada. Th...