Obituaries

Mary Ann Fisk (Webb)

April 13, 2007

Mary Ann Fisk, 71, of Lebanon, died Friday April 13, 2007. She was born July 30, 1935 in Cle Elum, Washington, the daughter of Alfred H. and Anna (Dane) Webb. She married Emmett Eslinger, and they raised four children. Their marriage later ended i...

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Merle L. Loven

April 10, 2007

Merle “Cowboy” Loven, 83, of Lebanon, died Tuesday. He was born to James and Elsie (Breed) Loven in Rockford, Illinois, where he lived most of his life. Cowboy served in Germany during WWII. Upon his return, he worked for the City of Rockford ...

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Douglas Arthur Schamp

April 6, 2007

Douglas “Doug” Schamp, 60, of Brownsville died Monday. He was born to Harold and Marion (Salter) Schamp in Deadwood, South Dakota. Doug was a member of the elite Blue Angel’s Squad from 1981-1983. He grew up in Corvallis, attending the schoo...

John Francis Seward

April 6, 2007

John Francis Seward, 29, of Sweet Home, died Monday, April 6, 2007. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements....

Diana Gale Strubhar

April 6, 2007

Diana, at age 67, was embraced by her Savior on April 6, 2007. Born on July 20, 1939 in Portland, she had a loving and generous spirit, and her caring heart touched many lives. Diana is survived by her children: Jayne, Joan, and Steven, and her gr...

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C. Frank Rice

April 3, 2007

Frank rejoices in the presence of the Lord after a lengthy struggle with Kidney Disease. His last days were spent at home receiving loving care from his wife, Susan, and the watchful eye of his furry companion, Zeke. He was born in Georgetown, IL,...

Lorene "Lori" Schembri (Davis)

March 31, 2007

Lorene “Lori” Schembri, 78, of Sweet Home died Saturday. She was born to Herbert and Lena (Biles) Davis in Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee. Lori lived in Buffalo, New York, California, and Nevada before settling in Sweet Home in 2000. She worke...

Mary Alice Pasternick

March 29, 2007

Mary Alice Pasternick, 66, of Sweet Home died Thursday. She was born October 16, 1940 in Perry County, Arkansas. Mary is survived by son, Bill Pasternick, of Salem; brothers, Hal Moore of Hermiston and Don Moore of Pendleton; sisters, Sherry Hamil...

Mary Jane Martinez Tinsley (Tinsley)

March 28, 2007

Mary Jane Martinez Tinsley, 52, of Sweet Home died Wednesday. She was born to Henry and Chris (Childers) Tinsley in St. Charles, Michigan. Mary moved to Oregon in 1966 from California. She lived in Halsey and Brownsville, but settled in Sweet Home...

Susan Rae Cooper (Banngarnter)

March 27, 2007

Susan Rae Cooper, 59, of Albany died Tuesday. She was born to John and Iris (Waddle) Banngarnter in Sunnyside, Washington. Susan graduated from Lyle High School in Lyle, WA in 1966. She married and lived as a wife and mother. In later years she wa...

Artis Adell Gadsby (Taber)

March 26, 2007

Artis A. Gadsby, 51, of Sweet Home, died Monday. She was born in Gorman, Texas, the daughter of Artie and Mozelle (Beaty) Taber. Artis grew up in Texas. She was a loving mother to her to boys. She married Doug Gadsby later in life. They came to Sw...

Albert Claude Wells

March 24, 2007

Albert Claude Wells, a long-time resident of the Sweet Home area, died at Milwaukee Convalescent Home on March 24th. He was 90 years old and was the 6th of eight children born to Albert Clyde and Nora (Robertson) Wells. His preschool years were spent...

Lora Loveda Linderman

March 23, 2007

Lora Loveda Linderman, 54, of Sweet Home, died on Friday, March 23, 2007 at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements....

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Gilbert Benjamin Withrow

March 19, 2007

Gilbert (Pop) Benjamin Withrow, 83, of Sweet Home, died Monday at his home. He was born in Atoka, Oklahoma, the son of Claude and Adell (Swindell) Withrow. He married his lifelong friend and sweetheart, Ila Beatrice Williams in 1946. Gilbert serve...

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Ray Lewis Freeman Jr.

March 18, 2007

Ray Freeman, 80, of Sweet Home, died Sunday. He was born to Ray Sr and Ethel (Mann) Freeman in Vesta, Washington. Ray spent his early years in the logging camp of Brooklyn, Washington working for Saginaw Lumber Co. He left in January of 1944 to jo...

James R. Dudley

March 17, 2007

James “Jim” R. Dudley, 69, of Sweet Home died at the Veteran’s Hospital in Portland Saturday. Jim was an avid outdoorsman and cowboy. He will be greatly missed by his many family members and friends. We love you Dad. He is survived by wif...

Donald D. Hugley

March 16, 2007

Donald D. Hugley, 78, of Sweet Home, died on Friday, March 16th, in Albany. He was born in Manning, the son of Burl and Elma (Abbott) Hugley. Donald moved to Sweet Home in 1945. He entered the United States Army in 1950 and served as a private ...

Sarah Elizabeth Bly

March 14, 2007

Sarah Bly, 57, of Lebanon died Wednesday. She was born to George and Sarah (Galley) Hayes in Knoxville, Tennessee. Sarah was born in Knoxville, but grew up in Sweet Home. She attended Church of Christ in Sweet Home and enjoyed reading books, going...

Alma L. McAllister

March 11, 2007

Alma L. McAllister, 83, of Lebanon died Sunday at Timberview Care Center in Albany. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the services....

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John W. Dawson

March 6, 2007

John Dawson, 73, of Sweet Home died Tuesday. He was born to Clarence and Minnie (Fahrion) Dawson in Yakima, Washington. John fought in Korea during the Korean War. He enjoyed hunting elk and salmon fishing. John is survived by wife, Carolyn Daw...

Texas Lee Driggs (Lee)

March 4, 2007

Texas Lee Driggs, 76, passed away March 4, 2007, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis, Oregon from a cancer that struck suddenly and, mercifully, released her quickly. Born August 18, 1930 to Capt. Henry Andrew and Irma Matthews Lee, in Boston,...

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Donald Paul Barton

March 2, 2007

Donald Barton, 52, of Hubbard passed away Friday, March 2, in Tualatin with his wife, family, pastor, and friends by his side. He was born to Lawrence and Lucilia (Burg) Barton in Springfield. Don attended grade school and high school in Swe...

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Melvin Morris

March 2, 2007

Melvin Morris, 83, of Junction City died March 2nd of Vascular Disease. He was born May 29, 1923 to Aaron and Clara (Lewis) Morris at their home in Sweet Home. Melvin was the direct descendent of the pioneer, Lowell Ames, and Alvin Perry Mor...

Dorothy Ann Whitton

March 1, 2007

Dorothy Ann Whitton, 72, of Sweet Home, passed away on Thursday. She was born in Medford to Loris Garland and Elizabeth (Nelson) Sims. Dorothy moved with her family to Sweet Home in 1941. She grew up in Sweet Home and graduated from Sweet Ho...

Dawn Elaine Peek (Whipple)

February 28, 2007

Dawn Peek, 39, of Albany died Wednesday. She was born to Dan and Cora Anne (Zastrow) Whipple in Lebanon. She fought Type I Diabetes since she was 18 months old. Dawn grew up in Blue River, but lived in Lebanon, Springfield, and Florence before mov...