Obituaries

John William Oderda

June 13, 2020

John William Oderda, 87, of Sweet Home, Oregon passed away Saturday, June 13 2020. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements....

Jan Louise Holder (Dimick)

June 9, 2020

Jan Louise (Dimick) Holder, 59, of Sweet Home, Oregon passed away this past Tuesday, the 9th of June, from a fierce fight with cancer. She was born January 26, 1961 in Lebanon, the daughter of William Harley and Bonnie Lucille (Denver) Dimick. She wa...

David Lee Thompson

June 8, 2020

David Lee Thompson, 55, of Sweet Home, Oregon passed away Monday, June 8, 2020. David was born in Lebanon to Jeannette Marie (Harrison) and David Lee Thompson, Sr. David was an avid hunter, fisher, hiker, outdoorsman, sky watcher, artist, musician...

Lauren Appollo Hessen

June 6, 2020

Lauren Appollo Hesson, 77, of Sweet Home, Oregon passed away Saturday, June 6, 2020. May you have a peaceful journey! PS: Catch that train in your travels and make pit stops to your favorite places where the Sun is Bright, and the Weather is Warm! We...

Clara Mae Blackwell

June 5, 2020

Clara Mae Blackwell, 2, of Sweet Home, Oregon passed away Friday, June 5, 2020. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements....

Betty Irene Danielson (Rodgers)

June 4, 2020

Betty Irene Danielson, 87, of Sweet Home, Oregon passed away Thursday, June 4, 2020. She was born in South Bend, Indiana to Laurel Ben and Esther Grace (Fowler) Rodgers. She had lived in Webster, Wisconsin before coming to Oregon in 1951. Betty...

Ernest "Ernie" Marion Baxter

June 1, 2020

Ernest "Ernie" Marion Baxter, 82, of Sweet Home, Oregon passed away Monday, June 1, 2020. He was born in Grand Junction, Colorado to Warren and Mabel (Barker) Baxter. He and the rest of his family moved from Grand Junction, Colorado in the early 1...

Donna Marie Waite

May 31, 2020

Donna Marie Waite, 56, of Albany, Oregon passed away Sunday, May 31, 2020. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements....

William Joseph Tanner

May 30, 2020

William Joseph Tanner, 58, of Foster, Oregon passed away Saturday, May 30, 2020. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements....

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Gerald Walter O'Brien

May 29, 2020

Gerald Walter O'Brien, 87, of Sweet Home, Oregon passed away Friday, May 29, 2020. He was born in Sandpoint, Idaho to Richard and Erma (Bennett) O’Brien. Jerry graduated from Mary M. Knight High School in Matlock, Washington. He served three yea...

Ronald K Rikala

May 27, 2020

Ronald Kelly Rikala, 64, of Sweet Home passed away peacefully at his home on May 27th after a long battle with cancer. His family was by his side as he went to be with Jesus.He was born in Cottage Grove to Elmer George and Eleanor (Zustika) Rikala. ...

Ronald Kelly Rikala

May 27, 2020

Ronald Kelly Rikala, 64, of Sweet Home passed away peacefully at his home on May 27th after a long battle with cancer. His family was by his side as he went to be with Jesus. He was born in Cottage Grove to Elmer George and Eleanor (Zustika) Rikala. ...

Reba Jean Gridley (Rowe)

May 26, 2020

Reba Jean Gridley, 71, of Sweet Home peacefully passed away at her home. She was born in Sweet Home to Lonnis John and Peggy Norine (Sorrell) Rowe. She lived in Sweet Home all her life. After high school, she became a mother. She went on to become...

Penny Jo Rice

May 26, 2020

Penny Jo Rice, 67, of Sweet Home, Oregon passed away Tuesday, May 26, 2020. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements....

Caleb Frank Simonis

May 23, 2020

On May 23, 2020, Caleb Frank Simonis, age 19, son of Jim and Amy (Heath) Simonis passed away with his younger sister, Shelby Rose Simonis in a fatal car crash. Caleb graduated from Sweet Home High School in June 2018 and was currently studying au...

Shelby Rose Simonis

May 23, 2020

On May 23, 2020 Shelby Rose Simonis, age 16, daughter of Jim and Amy (Heath) Simonis passed away with her older brother, Caleb Frank Simonis in a fatal car crash. Shelby was finishing her Junior year at Central Linn High School. Growing up, She...

Richard Andrew Pruitt

May 22, 2020

Richard Andrew Pruitt, 67, of Klamath Falls, Oregon—formerly of Sweet Home and Lebanon—passed away at his home in Klamath Falls on Friday, May 22. A private, family, graveside service will be held at Gilliland Cemetery. Sweet Home Funeral C...

Lori Lee Palmer

May 17, 2020

Lori Lee Palmer, 61, went to Heaven on Sunday, May 17, 2020. She was born November 18, 1958 in Santa Paula, CA and spent the first half of her life. She moved to Sweet Home, OR where she lived for over 33 years. Lori was a beautiful and strong woman,...

Santa De La Pena (Cruz)

May 14, 2020

Santa De La Pena, 81, of Sweet Home, Oregon passed away Thursday, May 14, 2020. She was born in National City, California to Francisco and Johanna Cruz. She lived in Oceanside, California, and Sweet Home. Teresa worked for the county of San Die...

Teresa D. Delahoyde

May 14, 2020

Teresa D. Delahoyde, 62, of Sweet Home, Oregon passed away Thursday, May 14, 2020. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements....

Roberta Lynn Schellenger (Kolp)

May 13, 2020

May 13, 2020 the skies wept as the world said goodbye to Robbie. Daughter of Robert Loren Kolp and Dorothy Lois (Williams) Kolp, Robbie was born in Denver, CO. It was there, at the age of 22, she met and married Richard Schellenger. The young coup...

Frances Lee Ann John (Babcock)

May 11, 2020

Frances “Lee Ann” (Babcock) John, 68 of Salem, formerly of Sweet Home, earned her Heavenly halo on May 11, 2020. Lee Ann was born in Lebanon on June 3, 1951 to Guy & Naomi (Durr) Babcock. She graduated from Sweet Home High School in 1969. She ...

Frances John (Babcock)

May 11, 2020

Frances “Lee Ann” (Babcock) John, 68 of Salem, formerly of Sweet Home, earned her Heavenly halo on May 11, 2020. Lee Ann was born in Lebanon on June 3, 1951 to Guy & Naomi (Durr) Babcock. She graduated from Sweet Home High School in 1969. She ...

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Edward Lee Smith

May 10, 2020

Edward "Lee" Smith, 79, of Brownsville, Oregon passed away Sunday, May 10. He was born in Grand Forks, North Dakota to Howard L. and Margaret L. (Peterson) Smith. He grew up in Denver, Colorado. He did not care much for school, however, he had a f...

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Raymond "Steve" Wesley Stevens

May 10, 2020

Raymond "Steve" Wesley Stevens, 85, of Sweet Home, Oregon passed away Sunday, May 10. He was born in Thomas, Oklahoma to Lloyd Franklin and Vessay J. (Hensley) Stevens. He served in the United States Army from 1953 to 1957 and was in Korea. He was...