Obituaries

Rosemary "Rosie" Dirksen

April 23, 2010

Rosemary (Rosie) Dirksen, 72, passed away Friday, April 23, 2010 in Corvallis surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with cancer. Rosie was born in St. Louis, Missouri to Clark and Alberta (Summers) Simpson on October 6, 1937. S...

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Nemolee H Jackson

April 23, 2010

Nemolee H. Jackson, 80, of Sweet Home passed away Friday, April 23, 2010. He was born in Glover, Oklahoma to Frank and Rosey (McCarroll) Jackson. Nemolee served in the United States Army. He lived in Wright City until he retired from Weyerhause...

Joseph "Joe" Wayne Horstman

April 20, 2010

Joseph "Joe" Wayne Horstman, 66, passed away Tuesday, April 20, 2010. Arrangements are under the direction of Sweet Home Funeral Chapel....

Mildred Sheridan (Willner)

April 16, 2010

Mildred Sheridan, 92, formerly of Sweet Home, passed away Friday, April 16, in Albany. She was born in Portland, Oregon to Sven Herbert, Sr., and Elsa (Anderson) Willner. Mildred spent her grammar school years in Portland, and then moved with her...

Gretchen G. Johnson

April 10, 2010

Gretchen G. Johnson of Palisade, Colorado (formerly of Sweet Home) passed away Saturday in Grand Junction, Colorado. Arrangements are under the direction of Sweet Home Funeral Chapel....

Pearl Marie Gully (Sendra)

April 6, 2010

Pearl Marie Gully, 87, of Sweet Home, Oregon passed away Tuesday at Albany General Hospital. She was born in Chicago, Illinois to Walter and Bernice (Gaura) Sendra. Pearl married Charles Walter Gully in November 1951 in Alameda, California. She...

Sam J. Huff

April 6, 2010

Sam J. Huff, 60, of Corvallis passed away at home after a nine-year battle with cancer. Sam was born in Lakeshore, Utah to Grant and Ruth (Johnson) Huff. Sam was the youngest of four children: Myrna (deceased), Nancy Byington (husband Al), and Phi...

Patricia Del Valentine

April 6, 2010

Patricia Del Valentine, 64, passed away Tuesday at her home. Arrangements are under the direction of Sweet Home Funeral Chapel....

Paul Aarons Wildung

April 6, 2010

Paul Aarons Wildung, 62, of Sweet Home passed away at Twin Oaks Rehabilitation Tuesday. He was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota to William and Paula (Aarons) Wildung. Paul loved books, papers, and publications. He enjoyed visiting with people and ...

Barbara Frances Burgess

March 31, 2010

Barbara Frances Burgess, 72, of Saskatchewan, Canada. She passed away early Wednesday morning at Samaritan Lebanon Hospital. She had been visiting family in Sweet Home. Arrangements are under the direction of Sweet Home Funeral Chapel. ...

Thelma Mae Hicks

March 31, 2010

Thelma Mae Hicks, 88, of Sweet Home passed away Wednesday morning at Twin Oaks Rehabilitation in Sweet Home. Arrangements are under the direction of Sweet Home Funeral Chapel....

Ruth Evelyn Henson McCullough (Hayes)

March 31, 2010

Ruth McCullough, 89, of Sweet Home passed peacefully after a full and loving life. She was born in Warren, Ohio to Dean and Clara Minerva (Camp) Hayes. She was a mother, wife, scout leader, hiker, hunter, army nurse, veterinary assistant, artis...

Thelma Mae Ricks (Hand)

March 31, 2010

Thelma Mae Ricks, 88, of Sweet Home, passed away Wednesday at Twin Oaks Rehabilitation. She was born in Hot Springs, South Dakota to Elmer Cleveland and Vera Jane (Jeppson) Hand. Thelma was the manager of Holiday Trailer Park. She is survived ...

Nettie May Gaskill

March 30, 2010

Nettie May Gaskill, 87, of Sweet Home, formerly of the Roseburg area, passed away Tuesday. Arrangements are under the direction of Sweet Home Funeral Chapel....

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James Lee Hicks

March 30, 2010

Services for James Hicks will be at 2:00 pm Monday, April 5, 2010 at Sweet Home Evangelical Church. Vault internment will follow at Gilliland Cemetery. A viewing will be held prior to the memorial service, from 10:00 am to noon, on Monday at the chur...

Melvin Miner

March 30, 2010

Melvin Miner, 90, of Sweet Home passed away Tuesday night at his home. He was born in Halsey to Atwood and Julia Esther (Sides) Miner. He lived most of his life in Sweet Home. He played high school baseball and was on the boxing team. He married W...

David Leo Miller

March 28, 2010

David Leo Miller, 54, of Brownsville passed away Sunday at his home. He was born in Kalispell, Montana to Leo George and Evelyn Orina (Absalonson) Miller. Before moving to Oregon, David lived in Kalispell and Shelby, Montana, and Paige, Arizona. I...

George Wilber McBride

March 27, 2010

George Wilber McBride, age 101, of Sweet Home passed away Saturday. He was born in Sterling, Colorado to William Morris and Hilda (Elsass) McBride. In 1928, he and his younger brother, Gene, rode box cars to California where George got into constr...

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Daniel "Dan" James Holman

March 25, 2010

Daniel James "Dan" Holman, age 63, of Sweet Home passed away at his home on Thursday. He was born in Washington, D.C. to Cam Daniel and Wilma Jeanette (Grenard) Holman. Dan served in the Marines as a Lance Corporal in the Special Forces from 1965 ...

Burley Gordon Shockey

March 25, 2010

Burley Gordon Shockey, age 88, of Dallas, Oregon and formerly of Sweet Home passed away Thursday. Arrangements are under the direction of Sweet Home Funeral Chapel....

Ewell Hayden Davenport Sr.

March 23, 2010

Ewell Hayden Davenport, Sr., age 97, of Sweet Home passed away Tuesday evening. He was born in Asher, Arkansas to Virgle Roscoe and Mary M. "Mollie" (Wheeler) Davenport. Hayden moved from Arkansas to San Antonio, Texas in 1937. He returned to ...

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James K. Bean

March 21, 2010

James K. Bean, age 68, of Sweet Home passed away Sunday, March 21, 2010. He was born in Idaho to Arthur and Elva Bean. James served in the Marines during the Vietnam conflict. He worked as a police officer in Law Enforcement for the State of Ore...

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Walter "Bill" F. Wilcox

March 19, 2010

Walter F. "Bill" Wilcox, age 86, of Sweet Home passed away Friday, March 19, 2010. He was born in Moreland, Kansas to Trace and Edith (Powers) Wilcox. Bill served in the United States Navy. He was discharged in 1947. He met Patricia in Shanghi, C...

Robert L. Melcher

March 18, 2010

Robert L. Melcher, age 40, of Sweet Home died unexpectedly, but peacefully, March 18, 2010 at his home Thursday. He was born in Lebanon to Michael O. and Glenda L. (Harcrow) Melcher. Robbie was self-employed by Melcher Logging. Robbie was a member...

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John Thomas Turner

March 18, 2010

John Thomas Turner passed away at the age of 81 after a short illness. He was born in Alva, Oklahoma to John Thomas and Lola (Lockwood) Turner. His father died when he was a year old. His mother married Fred J. Smith when John was six. John m...