Obituaries

Steven Biles

June 26, 2007

Steven Biles, 47, died Tuesday morning in Sweet Home, Oregon. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements. ...

KateLyne LeeAnne Dugan

June 25, 2007

KateLyne LeeAnne Dugan, 10, of Sweet Home, passed away Monday. She was born in North Bend to Patrick L. D. and Leslie A. Dugan. KateLyne lived in Coos Bay, Eugene, Springfield, North Bend, and Idaho Falls within her first four years of life. She m...

Brian James Gilbert

June 25, 2007

Brian James “BJ” Gilbert, 21, died Monday. He was born in Lebanon. He lived in Sweet Home and Lebanon all his life until recently moving to Salem. He held various odd jobs and enjoyed fishing, camping, swimming, and horseback riding and helpin...

Christine "Chris" Marie Chase (Fitch)

June 19, 2007

Christine Marie Chase, 73, of Sweet Home, died Tuesday. She was born in Miami, Oklahoma to Marvin and Alva (Sapp) Fitch. Chris had lived in Sweet Home since 1962. She worked at the food cannery. She enjoyed bingo and trips to Spirit Mountain. Chri...

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Donald J. Bushnell

June 18, 2007

Donald J. Bushnell, 79, of Sweet Home, died on Monday, June 18, 2007. He was born on May 11, 1928 in Minot, ND; the son of Raymond George and Alta Leona (Boomhower) Bushnell. He entered the United States Navy serving during WWII from 1944 to 1946....

Wayne Gilbert Martinez

June 17, 2007

Wayne Gilbert Martinez, 77, of Sweet Home, died on Sunday, June 17, 2007 at his home. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am Friday, June 22, 2007 at Sweet Home Funeral Chapel....

Pearl Alice Hammons (Broyhill)

June 16, 2007

Pearl Hammons, 77, of Sweet Home died Wednesday. She was born to Hansel and Edna (VanZandt) Broyhill in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. Pearl volunteered for Sunday School and helped at Bible Camp. She used to do all kinds of things and helped pack food...

Clella Belle Barger (Alexander)

June 15, 2007

Clella Belle Barger, 76, a resident of Seal Rock, Oregon, died Friday, June 15, 2007 at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. Clella was born on December 28, 1930 in Sweet Home; the daughter of Russell and Ethel (McKern) Alexander. She married J...

John Gregory Dompier

June 7, 2007

John Gregory Dompier, 49, of Sweet Home died Thursday. He was born in Spokane, Washington to John and Diane (Heineman) Dompier in 1957. John came to Oregon in 1986 and settled in Sweet Home in 1989. In 1992 he married Linda Matheny in Lebanon; the...

Lena Marie Gibbs (Jobe)

June 4, 2007

Lena Marie Gibbs, 28, of Glendale, Arizona died on June 4, 2007. She was born in Lebanon July 29, 1978 to Roger Dale and Tammy Eileen Jobe. She grew up in Portland. She took care of her grandfather which started a life long interest in nursing and...

Jeanne Grace Griffin (Caroll)

June 1, 2007

Jeanne Grace Carroll Griffin died June 1st in her home of her fourth cancer. She was 77 years young. Jeanne was born in South Dakota, one of thirteen siblings to Micheal Joseph Carroll and Mary Neiss Carroll. As a young girl she attended St. Franc...

Robert G. Shaver

May 29, 2007

Robert G. Shaver, 85, of Sweet Home, died early Tuseday morning at his home. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements....

Timothy Jackson

May 27, 2007

Timothy “Tim” Vernon Jackson of Brownsville, Oregon died Sunday. He was born to Robert Vernon and Dorothy Mae (Mulkey) Jackson in Los Angeles, California. Through his life Tim resided in Los Angeles, California, Bison, South Dakota, and Portland,...

Herbert Schacher

May 27, 2007

Herbert Schacher, 92, of Sweet Home, died Sunday. He was born to Christ and Rose (Schmidt) Schacher in Baldwin, North Dakota. Services will be Wednesday, May 30, at 11 am at Gilliland Cemetery. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel will be handling the arrang...

Theresa M. Christley (DeCecio)

May 21, 2007

Theresa M. Christley, 81, of Sweet Home passed away Monday, May 21, at Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital. She was born on Nov. 19, 1925 in Ellwood City, Pennsylvania; the daughter of Frank and Elizabeth (Calao) DeCecio; fifth of their seven childr...

Jean L. Fitzgerald (Zierenberg)

May 21, 2007

Jean Fitzgerald, 85 of Sweet Home died Monday. She was born to Harry and Isabel (Brown) Zierenberg in Fairbury, Nebraska. Jean was a longtime resident of Eugene. She came to Sweet Home in 2005 to live at Wiley Creek Community. Her family really ap...

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 ...

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...