Obituaries

Gerda Marie Ritter

May 20, 2007

Gerda Marie Ritter, 87, of Sweet Home died Sunday. She was born to Christ and Anine Nielsen in Tved, Denmark. Gerda moved to Sweet Home in 1967 from The Dalles. Prior to that she had resided in Bridgeport, Washington; Bonneville and Westport. She ...

Harry "Don" Jewett

May 19, 2007

Harry “Don” Jewett, 83, of Sweet Home, Oregon died on Saturday, May 19, 2007. Don was born on July 20, 1923 in Everett, Washington, the son of Harry and Olive (Wixson) Jewett. He is survived by his three children, David Jewett of Sweet Home...

Jay Gordon Rector Jr.

May 19, 2007

Jay Gordon Rector, Jr., 50, of Sweet Home, Oregon died Friday, May 18, 2007. Jay's parents were from New York and came west before he was born. Jay was born on April 13, 1957 in Torrance, California, the son of Jay Gordon and Doris Irma (Carlson) ...

Gladys E. Santesson (Burkholder)

May 17, 2007

Gladys Santesson, 91, of Foster, passed away Thursday. She was born in Molalla to Ezra and Ada (Kaufman) Burkholder. Gladys was the youngest of nine children and the last living child. After graduating from high school, she went to work in ...

Elly Crain

May 11, 2007

Elly Crain, 81, of Sweet Home died Friday. She was born on July 1, 1925 in Depok, Indonesia. Elly came to Sweet Home from California in 1985. She enjoyed cooking and playing the ukelele and piano. She was a loving wife, mom, oma, and friend. She w...

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William Erven Wheeler

May 11, 2007

William Erven Wheeler, 88, of Sweet Home died Friday. He was born on June 26, 1918 in Leona, Oregon, the son of James and Alice (Haight) Wheeler. Bill lived all his life in Oregon. He was inducted into the United States Army June 9, 1941. He serve...

Frederick Oscar Santesson

May 9, 2007

Frederick Oscar Santesson, 97, of Foster, died Wednesday. He was born in Garden Home to Benjamin and Sophia Santesson. He went to school until he was 14, and then went to work on the family farm. He bought his first car, a 1925 Ford Roadster, for ...

Florence Helen Robinette

May 8, 2007

Florence “Helen” Robinett, 84, of Lebanon died Tuesday. She was born to Milton and Vivian (Robinett) Farley in Corvallis. Through the course of her life she lived in Nevada, Alaska, California, Oregon, and numerous places throughout the northw...

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Herman Brown

May 7, 2007

Herman Brown, 96, of Sweet Home, died on Monday May 7, 2007. Herman was born on Dec. 18, 1910 in Arkansas to Alexander and Elizabeth (Benningfield) Brown. The family moved to Oklahoma. On Dec. 25, 1929 he married Joanna Summerhill, and they had...

Irma Phillips (Molzan)

May 6, 2007

Irma Phillips, 86, of Sweet Home died Sunday. She was born to Fredrick and Velma (Leabo) Molzan in Washington. Irma was married in Oregon. She was a longtime resident of Sweet Home. Irma is survived by two sons, eight grandchildren, and te...

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Ralph A. Meiling

May 5, 2007

Ralph A. Meiling was born in Vernal, Utah on October 9, 1919 to Curtis and Alice (Reasoner) Meiling. He moved to the Sweet Home area when he was nine with his parents and three sisters. He graduated from Sweet Home High School in 1938. He worked driv...

Annie Virginia Collins

May 3, 2007

Annie Virginia Collins, 84, of Sweet Home died Thursday, May 3rd. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements....

Elmer M. Branson

April 27, 2007

Elmer M. Branson, 62, of Sweet Home died Friday. He was born September 29, 1944 in Amarillo, TX, the son of Elmer and Gladys (Carper) Branson. Elmer came to Sweet Home in the early 1960s. He found work in logging and soon became one of the best ti...

Anthony M. Tenbusch

April 23, 2007

Anthony Tenbusch, 40, of Sweet Home died Monday. He was born to David and Barbara (Harper) Tenbusch in Sweet Home, OR. Anthony and his family traveled the world with his father in the Navy. He began high school in California, but when his family r...

Dorothy M. Thomas (Neal)

April 22, 2007

Dorothy M. (Neal) Thomas, 81, of Sweet Home, died Sunday April 22, 2007 at The Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital. She was born in Elmira, OR, the daughter of Elmer and Veleta (Deadman) Neal. She was a life-long Oregon resident, living in E...

Verona D. Jones (Graham)

April 20, 2007

Verona D. Jones, 88, of Sweet Home, died Friday April 20, 2007 at her home. She was born in Chehalis, WA, the daughter of an Arizona Ranger, William P. and Kathryn (Atcheson) Graham. Verona was the fourth of five children. She graduated from Umpin...

Patricia Maynard Baker (Pitts)

April 14, 2007

Patricia "Pat" (Pitts Maynard) Baker, 62, of Albany died on Saturday April 14, 2007. She was born July 2, 1944 in Kansas, the daughter of George Albert and Leta M. (Hand) Pitts. She came with her family out west in 1947. She attended schools in Fo...

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...