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Marla Beanblossom Delwisch
Kathy Brown Crowe
Frank Felix II
Jennifer Harding Fleury
Tammi Harrison Cook
Richard "Davis" Kessler
Karin Lagerstedt Cochran
Jim Lee, Jr
Diane Mager Povis
Laurie Mills Howard
Barb Park Hall
Kathy Register Miller
Terri Reich Updergraff
Jerry G Rhines
Rebecca "Reb" Slighter Mixon
Steve Soule, MD
William "Cody" Taylor
Richard "Dick" Taylor
Marvin D. "Tex" Taylor, Jr.
Patricia Tortora Doerner
Beth Whittle Cooley, MD
Cyril Dahl " C.D." Baugh CVHS
May 27, 1955–August 20, 2020
The only child of J. Otis Baugh and Maidelle Aileen (Munn) Baugh, died August 20, 2020 of pancreatic cancer at Newark, Ohio's hospice facility, following a shockingly brief illness. He was 65 years of age. Born in Brownwood, Texas on May 27, 1955, he completed his education through grade 7 in schools there. Moving with his family to Corvallis, Oregon, he graduated from Crescent Valley High School with honors. Subsequently, C.D., as he later preferred to be known, received his Bachelor of Sciences degree in Technical Journalism ('80) from Oregon State University, writing for the student newspaper, The Barometer, and taking a year abroad studying in London. He also held a Masters degree of International Management ('89) from the Thunderbird American Graduate School of International Management, Phoenix, Arizona.
C.D. enjoyed a varied professional life, primarily in technical journalism endeavors for major corporate firms heavily involved in the development of digital practices and communication. He held posts in Rome, Rhiyad, and major technical industrial hubs in the U.S. A lifelong train aficionado, he built an impressive collection of model railways, was a frequent witty contributor to select online humor and motion picture discussion groups, and developed cooking skills that were greatly admired by his closer friends and colleagues. He is survived by his maternal aunt, Wanda Munn of Richland, WA, cousin Marcus Than Beck (and wife Amy) of Corvallis, and their daughter, Lillian Beck, of Portland, OR.
No services are planned, as inurnment will take place at a time not yet determined. A gathering of remembrance will be announced when conditions permit. If desired, contributions may be directed to the Journalism Student Need Program by check payable to the OSU Memorial Fund, sent to 4238 SW Research Way, Corvallis, OR 97333. Please note “in memory of Cyril Dahl Baugh” on the memo line.
The family encourages far flung friends and colleagues to share memories, leave comments, add photos, or send condolences. Please go to https://obituaries.neptunesociety.com/obituaries/hilliard-oh/cyril-baugh-9352952. The family deeply appreciates the thoughtful expressions of affection and concern from those who had the good fortune to know and be a part of this singular life.
Edward Scott Beam, 50, of Eagle Point, died February 4, 2006 of natural causes.
— Born in Enterprise, Oregon on August 8, 1955, Ed lived in many places during his life, but called Oregon, and where his family was, his home. He lived in the Rogue Valley much of his life.
— After his high school graduation near Corvallis, Ed traveled, traded, and learned about a life of which most people know little.
— He settled in Portland, Oregon, where he graduated from Portland Community College with an Associate Degree in Computer Science. He worked for Boeing Aircraft, receiving praise for his sharp mind and ability to be a "quick study". His dream of working there ended when Boeing was forced into a lay-off mode.
— His life after Boeing was filled with computers, Computer Tech Support jobs, friends, family, and the dream of the perfect job.
— Ed was a jeweler, a musician, a collector, a magician, a jokester, a remote-control airplane pilot, a model airplane builder, a person capable of fixing almost anything, a friend to the friendless.
— Ed is survived by his father, Kenneth Joseph Beam, Medford; his brother, Joseph William Beam, Austin, Texas; his sister, Jackie Gramcko, Medford; his two nieces, Laura Herman, Phoenix, OR, and Casey Gramcko, San Francisco; his nephew, Michael Beam, New York; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his mother, Julia Ruth Beam.
— Ed was a devout Christian, finding peace in the thought of total acceptance by God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit.
— There will be a memorial service Saturday, February 11, at 6:00 p.m. at St. John&
39;s Lutheran Church in Eagle Point.
— In lieu of flowers, contributions to the American Diabetes Association, to the Disabled Veterans of America, or to CATs (104 Ross Lane, Medford, 97501), or to a charity of your choice would please Ed.
|Marla Beanbloosm |
It is with a sad heart that Meghan and Erin have to announce that our Mother, Marla, passed away January 28, 2015 from breast cancer. The world has been granted another angel. She was a strong woman and will never be forgotten. There will not be a service as it was not what she wanted. If you would like to contribute in any way, we ask that you make a donation to the Susan G. Komen Foundation in her name. We thank you all for your thoughts and prayers that have been given to us in this time.
|Kevin Michael Beatty|
May 9, 1955 -April 24, 1976
A 20 year old man was found dead in his home Sunday morning in an apparent accidental asphyxiation which has baffled local authorities. Kevin M. Beatty, 20, of 3331 NW Crest Loop in the Kingston Heights area, was found lying in a worship corner of a family room by his mother, Beverley Beatty.
James M. Brown, Benton County district attorney, said today that he has rule out both suicide and homicide and said that Beatty apparently breathed toxic fumes while cleaning some diving equipment. The source of the fumes has not been determined.
Beatty died sometime between midnight and 7am Sunday. Brown said his body was discovered shortly after 9.
An autopsy performed Sunday after noon at DeMoss-Durdan Funeral Home in Corvallis was inconclusive. Brown said tissue samples have been sent to the state medical examiner’s office in Portland for further analysis and Brown said that the cause of Beatty’s death should be known by the end of the week. Benton County deputy sheriffs who were the first on the scene said that Beatty was apparently cleaning an oxygen regulator which is used to regulate the flow of oxygen from pressurized tanks. There were no tanks on the room deputies said.
The cleaning materials found in the room were white distilled vinegar and baking soda, although there were other items in the shop area.
Beatty was clad in a diving wet suit deputies said.
Both the baking soda and the vinegar have been sent to the state medical examiner’s office with the tissue samples.
Brown in making the tentative judgment that Beatty died from the inhalation of cleaning materials would not say that the baking soda and vinegar were the direct cause of the death.
“I don’t want to scare anybody until I know what is was.” He said. “It was not a commercial material.”
GT April 27, 1976
|Debra Jean Berg|
December 3, 2017
|Laurence "Larry" Berry|
August 28, 1955–April 16, 2019
Laurence (Larry) Derek Berry of Philomath passed away unexpectedly while battling complications from the flu and pneumonia at Legacy Emanuel Hospital in Portland on April 16, 2019. He was 63. His wife was by his side.
Larry was born in Klamath Falls on August 28, 1955. As a child his family moved several times throughout western Oregon finally settling in Corvallis.
After high school Larry joined the Navy. He served on the USS Kirk during the Vietnam War from 1972-1974. Larry was a devoted fan of the annual Albany Veterans Day parade and never missed an opportunity (rain or shine) to be there.
In 1979, Larry met his future wife (Catherine Carlozzi) while working at the Ninth Street Cinema. They both went on to live their separate lives and then reconnected in 1986 and moved to Philomath. They were married at Bevens Park in Philomath on October 5, 1991. They bought a small house and have lived there ever since. They raised two truck-lovin', mudslinging, redneck boys.
Larry was an avid car guy and off-road enthusiast. He loved car shows, racing, off-road events and swap meets. Other than his family, his most cherished possession was his 1971 red and white early Bronco. He was an active member of Strawberry Hill Four Wheelers and although the club is made up of many different 4WD vehicles, Larry's Bronco was a unicorn in a sea of Jeeps. He participated in highway cleanups, SOLV beach cleanups and various trail cleanups to help preserve the sport that he loved.
He and his wife both donated their time once a year to help with the annual Philomath Frolic and Rodeo behind the scenes, putting up and taking down the directional signs along Main and Applegate Streets.
Larry worked numerous jobs in the Corvallis/Philomath area over the years, including the NorthSide/Diamond B planer mill at the "Y" in Philomath where he worked his way up to Lumber Grader. Since 1994, he has worked for and at the HP site in Corvallis as a technician in their Materials Characterization Lab testing Inkjet pen cartridges. Larry cared about the job he did and the people he worked with. He was the kind of person that would help anyone, anytime, on anything to make the whole team successful. His co-workers considered themselves lucky to have had a chance to work with him.
Larry is survived by his wife Catherine (Cathy) Berry; sons Derek (Amber) Berry of Corvallis and Dustin Berry of Philomath; his "Little Light" granddaughter Eleanor of Corvallis; parents Harold and Judy Berry of Medford; sister Julie (Larry) David of Redding, California; brother Brian (Colleen) Berry of Tacoma, Washington; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life will be held at the Philomath Scout Lodge, 660 Clemens Rd., Philomath, OR 97370 on Saturday, May 18, 2019. There will be a memorial service at 1 p.m. followed by a reception and refreshments until 4 p.m. to reminisce, grieve support each other and, of course, just chat. The dress will be casual. Larry wouldn't want it any other way.
|Randy Craig Borden|
66, of Hope Mills, North Carolina, passed away on Monday, June 28, 2021.
Randy was born on December 11, 1954 in Albany, Oregon, to the late Cecil and Nelda Borden. He was a graduate Oregon College of Education (now Western Oregon University).
Randy was a teacher for 34 years, with the majority of this time in the Salem/Keizer school district. He coached many sports such as high school football, volleyball, wrestling, and both his daughter’s basketball teams. Randy loved playing sports growing up and enjoyed watching them in his spare time. He was an avid fan of the Oregon Ducks and Denver Broncos football teams. He most enjoyed spending time and playing board games with his wife and family and especially his granddaughter.
Randy was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle. He is survived of his wife of 45 years, Marie Jose’ Borden; daughters Shalese (Jonathan) Stroup and Cozette (Daniel) Easly Smith; granddaughter, Mishayla Easly; brothers, Dennis Borden and U.S. Navy Commander Ron Borden; and multiple nieces and nephews.
At Randy’s request, there will be no services. The City of Oaks Funeral Home & Cremations located at 4900 Green Road, Raleigh, NC 27616 is handling all of his arrangements
Mary Kathleen Crowe
November 30, 1954–August 16, 2020
Mary Kathleen (Kathy) Crowe was born in Sacramento, Calif. on November 30, 1954, to Robert Merle and Gene Gilmour Brown. Kathy passed away peacefully in her sleep on August 16, 2020, at the age of 65.
Kathy’s family moved to Corvallis in 1964 after her dad started teaching at the Children’s Farm Home. She attended Garfield Elementary School, Highland View Junior High, and then graduated from Corvallis High School in 1973. She attended Oregon State University, earning a bachelor’s degree in Education in 1978.
On December 18, 1976, she married Steve Crowe, also from Corvallis. They had two sons Matthew (Matt) A. Crowe, born August 8, 1984, and Michael (Andy or A.C.) A. Crowe, born May 27, 1986.
Kathy was preceded in death by her father, Robert Brown; her mother, Gene Brown; and brother, Scott Brown. She is survived by her husband Steve; sons Matt Crowe and Andy (Kayla) Crowe; grandchildren, Lilah Crowe, Harper Crowe, Cora Crowe, Hadley Crowe, Hudson Crowe, and Hayden Crowe; nieces Mackenzie Brown and Michaela Brown; cousins, Jann Gorrin, Bob Brown, Mary Beth Tannehill, and Laura Klein.
After graduation from OSU, Kathy went on to work for Hewlett Packard in 1979. Her first position allowed her to use her degree in education creating internal HP employee training films. Over her 36 year career at Hewlett Packard, Kathy held several different positions. Most HP employees knew her as a Planner, scheduling materials for the Personal Printing Platforms division. She retired December 1, 2015.
Kathy’s focus was always her family. In addition to her full time job at HP, she was the CEO of the Crowe residence. She always made sure every member was where they needed to be, on time, in clean clothes, and good health with lunch in hand. Self-sacrificial, always serving those around her out of love, her day was never done until her head hit the pillow.
Kathy was active; she enjoyed sports and stayed in shape by walking and bike riding with her friends and husband. She walked 5 to 7 miles daily, walking during her lunch hour with HP friends and after work with her favorite walking partner, Dori Ratzlaff or husband. Kathy competed in several half-marathons every year up until she was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2018. In addition to walking with friends, Kathy enjoyed riding bikes with her husband. Together they participated 3 years in the Reach the Beach fundraiser for the American Lung Association riding 30 miles to Pacific City on the Oregon coast. They would take their bikes to places like Portland and ride them downtown or on trails. One year she rode with her husband from their home in Corvallis by way of Peoria Road through Harrisburg, all the way to Eugene. They spent the night at a hotel in Eugene making the return trip home the following day.
Kathy loved humor and had a contagious laugh. It was important for her to make others laugh and she loved it when others would make her laugh. She shared special connections with many friends. Kathy was warm, compassionate, and loved nicknames.
In lieu of flowers Kathy would prefer a donation to Every Child Linn-Benton a nonprofit 501(c)(3) supporting foster children https://everychildlinnbenton.org/donate/
A celebration of life will take place in Corvallis at 10 am on September 5, 2020. Because of the pandemic environment it will be located at an outside venue with limited access. Spacing and face-mask requirements will be enforced. To help us control the size of the gathering please RSVP to email@example.com
or join us for the live stream at https://youtu.be/fhf8OKg7iC4
|Jeffrey Scott Burton|
Feb 3, 1955 – Sept 14, 1999
Jeff Scott Burton of Blodgett died Tuesday at Albany General Hospital. He was 44.
He was born in Salem, the son of Robert D Burton and Dawn M Pierce Burton. He graduated from Crescent Valley High School where he lettered in football and baseball.
He graduated from Oregon State University in 1977 with a bachelor’s degree in agriculture. He started working at the age 13, when his family bought the Burton Family Restaurant, now known as Burtons Sunnybrook Restaurant. He was a fixture in the restaurant and joined his parents in operating and managing the restaurant in 1984. He also raised and bred registered cattle and was an avid sport fan, especially a fan of the Beavers. He valued the people he met and knew.
He is survived by his parents, Robert and Dawn of Corvallis, brothers, Michael and Steven Burton, sister, Robyn Elder, grandparents, Elwin and Bernice Peirce and Evelyn Faria, five nieces and nephews and many aunts, uncles and friends.
Vistatation will be held from 11am to 1pm today, Sept 17 at McHenry Funeral Home. The family will meet with friends and acquaintances in his memory from 2 to 6 pm Sunday Sept 26 in the restaurant.
Contributions may be made to an educational trust fund for Thomas Fotopoulos. Burton’s “little buddy” at Linn-Benton Bank of Corvallis in care of McHenry Funeral Home, 206 N.W. 5th St, Corvallis OR 97330
|Charles 'Chuck' Carmien|
July 28, 1955–Oct. 2, 2001
Charles "Chuck" Carmien of Gresham died Tuesday of natural causes. He was 46.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Willamette National Cemetery.
Mr. Carmien was born on July 28, 1955, in Elkhart, Ind., to James and Shirley Carmien.
He attended Oregon State University and Central Oregon Community College.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1973-1977.
Mr. Carmien worked as a construction inspector for Carlson Testing, Inc. He lived in Bend from 1981-1987.
He enjoyed spending time with his nephew and niece.
Survivors include his father and mother of Bend; and one sister, Cathy Russell of Newport.
Memorial contributions may be made to Doernbecher Children's Hospital.
Autumn Funerals and Cremations in Tigard is in charge of arrangements.
March 3, 1955 –July 31, 1971
Jane Marie Cole, 16-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Cole, died at the University of Oregon Medical School hospital Saturday morning. She was born March 3, 1955 at Corvallis and had attended Garfield School, Highland View Jr High and had finished her first year at Corvallis High School.
She was a member of the First Christian Church and active in 4-H work.
Besides her parents she is survived by two brothers, Paul, 18, and John 13: two sisters, Linda, 19 and Susan, 14 all at home; grandparents Mrs. Agnes Cole of Corvallis and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Juranek of Oregon City, and several aunts and uncles.
Private graveside services were held Saturday at the Oaklawn Cemetery. Memorial services will be held at the First Christian Church Tuesday at 7:30pm
The family has requested no flowers and that any remembrances be in the form of gift to the Medical Research Foundation of Oregon. These may be sent to McHenry Funeral Home.
|Nancy Converse Roe, of 826 N.W. 35th St died of cancer Saturday at Good Samaritan Hospital. She was 30.|
Nov 6, 1955 to March 15, 1978
Mrs. Roe was born to Richard and Leona Reukema Converse on Nov 6, 1955 in Stillwater, Okla. Her family moved to Beltsville, MD when she was an infant then to Corvallis in 1967.
She attended Highland View Jr High and was a member of Crescent Valley High Schools first graduating class of 1973.
Mrs. Roe graduated from Oregon State University with a liberal arts degree in 1978 and married Jim Roe on June 24, 1978.
After working as a waitress at Burton’s from 1974 to 1978, Mrs. Roe worked as a cashier at the OSU bookstore in 1979 and 1980 and was a clerical assistant in the Agriculture Economics department at OSU from 1980-1982.
She was a member of the Northwest Hills Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Jim of Corvallis, two sons, Jimmy and Frank both of Corvallis a daughter Heather of Corvallis, two brothers Paul Converse of Redmond and Frank Converse of Eugene and her parents Richard and Leona Converse of Corvallis.
Memorial services will be 2pm Tuesday in the Northwest Hills Baptist Church. Private graveside services will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials can be made to the Benton Hospice Service or the American Cancer Society in care of McHenry Funeral Home.
|Rebecca, Becky Lynn Cutting, 33 of Corvallis died of cancer Friday at Good Samaritan Hospital.|
March 16, 1955 to July 1988
Born in Corvallis on March 16, 1955 to George and Blanche Gover Cutting she was raised here and graduated from Corvallis High School in 1973.
She graduated from Western Oregon State College in Monmouth in 1977 with a degree in secondary education.
Her first teaching position was at a junior high school in Galveston Texas. She taught in Texas for a year and then returned to Oregon where she taught in Klamath Falls for three years. She returned to Corvallis in 1983.
For the past five years she was self-employed as a seamstress.
Miss Cutting served on the local Rainbow board for the past five years and had been past state deputy of Rainbow. She was also a member and worthy matron of the St Mary’s Order of the Eastern Star in Corvallis.
She is survived by her parents George and Blanche Cutting of Corvallis and a brother and sister in law. Geary and Brenda Cutting of Independence.
Ritualistic services by St Mary’s Order of the Easter Star will be held at 11 am Tuesday in the chapel of McHenry Funeral Home. Private vault interment will follow at Crystal Lake Cemetery
Memorials may be made to the Cancer Research Fund or Oregon Eastern Star in care of McHenry Funeral Home.
October 20, 2020
Cause of death: Appendiceal Cancer
Lani Daline Younger
Lani Deanne (Daline Younger, 30 died Wednesday Nov 7, 1985 at Good Samaritan Hosptial in Corvallis after a brief bout with breast cancer.
Mrs. Younger was born Jan 28, 1955 in Portland and lived with her parents in Woodburn before moving to Corvallis. She graduated from Corvallis High School in 1973 and attended Linn Benton Community College.
On May 19, 1979 she married Rob Younger and the family moved to Sweet Home in 1980. For the past year and a half Mrs. Younger was an employee of the First Interstate Bank. She also managed the Kingwood apartments and worked as a waitress at the Skyline Inn in that city.
Surviving are her husband, a son David Allen Younger and a daughter Melissa Amber Younger, all of Sweet Home, her Parents Glenn and Helen Daline of Corvallis, two brothers Bret Daline of Bremerton, WA and Mark Daline of Eugene and a sister Tamara Daline of Concord, CA. Another sister, Dana Daline preceded her in death.
February 14, 2017
Stephen M. Fulton M.D.
Stephen M. Fulton, M.D. Steve Fulton passed away peacefully in the arms of his loving wife on September 22, 2015. Steve was born in Coos Bay, Oregon on June 13,1955. He is survived by his wife, Tracy; his daughters, Rachel, Kaylan, Dara, and Morgan; his identical twin brother, Scott Fulton and his wife Louise; and by his older brother, Lindsay Fulton. He is also survived by his niece, Abbie Fulton, who he was proud to have as a student and prot‚g‚. Abbie's entrance into Medical school held a special place in Steve's heart. Steve graduated from Crescent Valley HS in Corvallis, Oregon where he was an exceptional student and a star basketball player. He graduated with a BS from Stanford University and earned his M.D. degree at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, Oregon. Steve taught as a professor of biology at Saint Martin's University for 27 years and he felt honored to be a part of the Saint Martin's community. Steve's students were his inspiration and joy in this life. His work as a professor touched the lives of many and the memories of his students became a beautiful part of his soul. Steve was a wonderful man who found happiness in being with the people he loved. Golf with his brothers, long conversations with his friends, his passion for football and the simple pleasure of holding his wife's hand were the things in life that brought him joy. Many health care professionals worked as a team to help Steve enjoy the last two years of his life. The Fulton family would like to express their gratitude to Dr. Carey Yuen, Dr. Scott D. Werden, Dr. Samara Laynor, Dr. George Lamb, and Dr. Gilbert Asomaning for their professionalism and endearing compassion to Steve's health care. We would like to thank St. Peter Hospital and Group Health Olympia for their outstanding participation in Steve's care. Any donations or volunteer service in remembrance of Steve Fulton should be contributed to Providence SoundHomeCare and Hospice.
Published in The Olympian on Sept. 27, 2015
Feb 21, 1955 to June 17, 1978
Services for Marshall E Gibson, 23 stationed in the Navy at Bremerton, Wash will be in Corvallis at 1pm Tuesday at the First United Presbyterian Church. Burial will follow in Crystal Lake Cemetery.
Medical Corpsman Gibson drowned Saturday while scuba diving in waters off Port Angeles, Wash. His body wasn’t recovered until Monday afternoon.
The son of F. Leonard and Nuleen G Knight Gibson, h was born Feb 21, 1955, in Berkeley Calif, where he lived until he was six years old. The family then moved to Toledo and four years later to Corvallis.
Corpsman Gibson attended Jefferson and Wilson grammar schools and Highland Intermediate School. In 1973 he graduated from Crescent Valley High School.
He was an Eagle Scout and member of Boy Scout Troop. He also was a member of the First United Methodist Church.
In September 1975 he joined the Navy and was stationed at Bremerton as a medical corpsman 3.C in the Navy Hospital.
Besides his parents, who live at 3006 NW Thistle Place, Corpsman Gibson is survived by two brothers, Kevin and Todd and two sisters, Laurie and Jennifer, all at home, his grandparents Emma Bender of El Cerrito, Calif, Newell Knight of Salt Lake City, Utah and Mr and Mrs Marshall Gibson of Rohnert Park, California.
The family suggests memorials to Boy Scout Troop 2. These may be sent to McHenry Funeral Home.
Ronald Dee Hackett was born on December 30, 1954 to Roland Merle and Della Darlene Hackett
December 30, 1954–May 7, 2018
He died on May 7, 2018 at his Las Vegas home. Ronald lived and worked in Albany for 32 years.
Ron went to Haxton Grade School until 1969 when the family moved to Enumclaw, Washington.
Ron moved to Corvallis in 1971 where he attended Corvallis High School, graduating in the class of 1973. He continued his education at Oregon State University and received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture Engineering Technology in 1985.
He was part owner of Wild West Seed in Albany for 20 years, retiring in August of 2017.
He is survived by his girlfriend, Keonna Owens; sisters, Ronda Hackett-Bullis (Terry) of Corvallis, Ranel Hackett (Lisa Walker) of Albany; and nieces Karlie Bullis and Phoenix Walker-Carraher.
He leaves fun memories and cherished moments with a host of family and friends.
Ronald was preceded in death by parents, Roland and Darlene Hackett; and grandparents, Cecil and Lenore Salvador and William and Grace Hackett.
Jan 21, 1955 to March 13, 1979
Services for Douglas R Hahn 24, a graduate of Corvallis High School and Oregon State University will be held at 10:30 am Saturday at McHenry Funeral Home Private Services will follow at Mount Crest Abbey in Salem.
Mr. Hahn died Tuesday at the home of his mother in Corvallis.
He was married to Johnyne Donnelly in March 1978 in Portland. The couple lived briefly in Los Angeles Calif and then moved to 9405 S.W. Downing in Beaverton. Mr Hahn was employed by Pacific Northwest Bell Telephone Co.
He was born Jan 21, 1955 to William G and Frances Hahn in Los Angeles. He attended elementary and junior high school in Tempe Ariz and graduated from Corvallis High School. He majored in marketing at OSU and graduated with honors in June 1978.
Mr Hahn was a member of Kiwanis International the Elks Lodge, Pi Sigma Epsilon business fraternity and Pi Kappa Phi social fraternity.
Survivors are his wife, Johnyne of Beaverton, his mother Frances E Hahn, one sister Elizabeth Ann Hahn and his grandmother, Effie B Dorris, all of Corvallis.
The family suggest memorials to be the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children in Portland.
|Curtis David Hanson|
December 22, 1955–December 5, 2020
Curtis David Hanson was born December 22, 1955 in Devils Lake, North Dakota. to Joyce (Dussome) Hanson and Edwin Hanson. He was surrounded by brothers, sisters and cousins while he lived there.
Raised on a farm in North Dakota he was an animal lover. He had various cats and dogs throughout his life even a duck at one time. In December of 1964 at the age of 9 the family moved to Corvallis, Oregon in the middle of the terrible 1964 floods. Living in a large family he was always playing jokes on his younger sister, Marcine. He enjoyed visiting with his friends and family having some laughs and good times. He was always ready for a good discussion about sports or play some video poker, telling his machines what to do. Curtis was very intelligent and in fact skipped 1st grade and went immediately into 2nd grade. He fit in well with his new environment embracing fishing and sports.
He played various sports when younger and as he got older enjoyed watching all sports, including golf, baseball, basketball and football especially "his" team Russell Wilson and the Seahawks.
He was an avid fisherman all of his life and enjoyed the outdoors. In high school he would take butter, a fry pan and a loaf of bread to go camp and fish. If he didn't catch a fish it was bread and butter although that rarely was the case.
Curtis worked various jobs throughout his life living most of it in Oregon he especially enjoyed planting trees since it allowed him to be outdoors and on his own. He also spent time in Alaska planting trees on Kodiak Island. Had to watch for bears there and had dang good fishing after work since it was daylight so long in summer. In February 1987 he had a daughter Elisha. He loved that girl from day 1 and always talked about her. He would especially perk up whenever she was around.
Curtis is survived by his daughter, Elisha Hanson, step daughter, Kris Cartwright, sisters, Linda (Glen) Williams of Philomath, Dixie (Alton) Sullivan of Lebanon, and Bernice (Rick) Franklin of Lebanon, several nieces and nephews and his beloved and ornery cat "Baby". He is preceded in death by his parents, Edwin & Joyce Hanson, brother, Larry Hanson and sister, Marcine Cooley.
No services will be held. In lieu of flowers please make any donations to his daughter, Elisha Hanson, in care of Huston-Jost Funeral Home, 86 W. Grant St., Lebanon, Oregon 97355.
To leave an online condolence for the family go to www.hustonjost.com
Nov. 11, 1954–May 27, 2011
Kent Eugene Hardin passed away Friday, May 27, 2011, at home in Eugene, with his family by his side, after a long battle with cancer.
Kent was born on Nov. 11, 1954, in Yakima, Wash., to Edward and Eldorra Hardin. The family moved to Corvallis in 1957, where Kent attended school. Kent was active in all sports, including football, basketball and track, at both Western View Middle School and Corvallis High School. He graduated from CHS in 1973.
He then attended the University of Oregon for one year before moving back to Corvallis, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in business from Oregon State University. He was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity. After graduation, Kent worked as an accountant for two different companies in Portland.
He then moved to Eugene and worked in Grants and Contracts at U of O. His last position at U of O was as an assistant director of administration in the Institute of Molecular Biology.
On May 6, 1989, Kent married Kristen Gass of Eugene. Their son, Samual Edward Hardin, was born on Sept. 20, 1991. Kent coached Samual's Kid Sports teams of football, basketball and baseball for more than 10 years. What Kent enjoyed most in life was spending time with his son Samual. Kent also enjoyed traveling, gardening, fishing, golfing and watching sports with friends and family.
Kent was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Eldorra Hardin. Kent is survived by his loving son, Samual Edward Hardin of Eugene; his sister, Susan Vernice Rugh of Corvallis; and his brother, Scott William Hardin of Corvallis.
A funeral Mass and celebration of life will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Corvallis. Burial will follow at Oak Lawn Memorial Park. A reception will follow at the Vue in Corvallis. Memorial contributions can be made to the Willamette Valley Cancer Center or Marist Catholic High School.
March 8, 1955 - April 6, 2020
Cause of death: Heart Failure
|Tammi Harrison Cook|
July 30, 1955–July 29, 2007
A celebration of life will be at 11 a.m. Aug. 4 at the Living Hope Church in Eugene for Tammi (Harrison) Cook of Eugene. She died Sunday of cancer at age 51.
She was born July 30, 1955 in California to Ronnie Harrison and Glenda (Dye) Stinette.
She married Ronald Cook in December 1977.
She attended beauty school in Corvallis. She worked at Serenity Lane Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center as a counselor.
Survivors include husband Ronald Cook of Veneta; two sons, Brandon Cook of Veneta and Jack Cook Jr. of Eugene; half-sister Elizabeth Jerome of California; half-brother Brian Swanson of Arizona; and three grandchildren, Jaiden Cook, Jaime Cook and Shalece Amore.
Sept 3, 1953 to August 26, 1978
Charles Curtis Hayden 24 of 1563 S.W. A Ave died Saturday morning in a single-car accident near Roseburg.
He had moved from Corvallis just three weeks ago to work in the woods near Roseburg.
The son of Fred and Dorothy Goodner Hayden, he was born Sept 3, 1953 in Leadville Colo. He was one of triplets one of whom died shortly after birth.
Charles lived most of his life in Corvallis where his family moved in 1958. He graduated from Corvallis High School in 1973. He was a member of the varsity wrestling team.
He attended OSU for one year and then Umpqua Community College in Roseburg where he also participated in wrestling.
Before moving to Roseburg he was working on a farm in Monroe.
Besides his parents in Corvallis, he is survived by his triplet brother, Carol O and older brother Fred A, a sister Mary M Hayden all of Corvallis and his grandmother, Olivia Goodner of Miami Fla
Services will be at 2pm Tuesday in The DeMoss-Durdan Funeral Home. The Rev Arthur Morgan will officiate. Burial will follow in Crystal Lake Cemetery.
Died July 5, 1978
Elizabeth Carol Hendrix, 23 the daughter of Guy and Evelyene Hendrix of Corvallis died of injuries Wednesday night in a car accident south of Junction City.
She was a senior at OSU University and a 1973 graduate of Crescent Valley High School.
Surviving in addition to her parents, are three sisters. Dr Rose Marie Hendirx of Germany, Kathy Hendrix of San Jose Calif and Patty Souvey of Corvallis.
Private graveside services will be at 10am Saturday in Oaklawn Cemetery Memorial services will be at 2pm Saturday at Grace Lutheran Church.
The family suggest remembrances to the Great Hall at OSU.
|Susan Marie Huffaker|
November 7, 1955 - February 6, 2022
Born 3rd of 4 children to Robert (Bob) J. and Genevieve (Genny) E. (Gray) Huffaker in Corvallis, Oregon. Sue graduated from Corvallis High School in 1973 and joined the U.S. Army in 1976. She served in South Carolina, Alabama, Kansas and Alaska. Sue spent memorable time in Germany on REFORGER. During her second stint at Ft. Riley, Kansas, Sue gave birth to Robert P. Huffaker in 1981. Sue was honorably discharged the following year, at the rank of Specialist 5. Following her discharge, Sue and Robbie moved back to Corvallis.
Sue graduated from Linn Benton Community College in 1986. Shortly afterwards, Sue started working at Oregon State University, first in the Economics Department, then Telecommunications where she had planned to retire on March 1st.
In 2006, Sue became a grandma to Genevieve (Genna) Huffaker; she adored Genna and Genna's brother, Tim Dehart. Sue loved animals, especially cats, which she had for most of her life. She loved to travel, and took several trips with her childhood friend, Debbie Tornow, including a trip to the East coast, Nashville and a Caribbean cruise. She was an avid reader, loved the beach and had many spots along the Oregon coast that were special to her. Sue enjoyed spending time with family and friends.
Sue is survived by her son, Robbie, granddaughter Genna, step-grandson Tim (Tori), and great-grandson, Dylan, sisters Peg (Gerry) Parks, Jan (Steve) Boggs and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was pre-deceased by her parents, Bob and Genny, and brother Mike. Donations can be made in her name to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, National Wildlife Federation, or the Evergreen Hospice House. Memories can be shared at www.demossdurdan.com. A celebration of life will be held March 13, 12:30 p.m. at Kugler Hall, Philomath City Park, 299 S 23rd St., Philomath, OR.
Cause of death: Congestive Heart Failure
Sept 21, 1955–August 27, 1980
Michael A Johnston, 24, formerly of Corvallis and for the past few years of Eugene died Wednesday morning of leukemia at Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis.
He was born Sept 24, 1955 to Gilbert and Bernice Bullard Johnston in Eugene. He received his early schooling in Springfield and moved with his parents to Corvallis in 1969.
Mr. Johnston was a member of the first graduating class of Crescent Valley High School in 1973. While a student he was a member of the school’s varsity swimming team.
In 1977 Mr. Johnston earned a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from the University of Oregon, where he was president of the Student Union Activities Board. At the time of his death he was a second year student at the University Of Oregon School Of Law.
As part of the nation’s bicentennial celebration in 1976 Mr. Johnston rode his bicycle from Reedsport on the Oregon coast to New York City NY He was a member of the Eugene Area Bicycle Commission.
Surviving are his parents, Mr. And Mrs. Johnston who now live in Portland, one brother, Mark a student at the university of Uppsala in Sweden and hi grandmothers, Neta Morgan of Portland and Mabel Johnston of Klamath Falls.
Services will be at 10am Saturday at Buell Chapel in Springfield. Burial will follow in a cemetery in Eugene.
The family suggest remembrances to the Michael Johnston Bicycle Memorial Fund.
Jan. 31, 1955–1974
Richard Davis Kessler 19, a life-long resident of Corvallis died Thursday evening at a local hospital following and extended illness.
The son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard H. Kessler he was born Jan 31, 1955 in Corvallis.
An accomplished bass trombone player and an honor roll student throughout his schooling Kessler began playing the trombone in the sixth grade at Lincoln School. For three years he played with both the Concert and Stage Bands at Western View Junior High School. He played for three years with the Concert Band and the Blue Tones Stage Band at Corvallis High School. He was co-director of the Corvallis High School Pep Band during his senior year. Also during his senior year he was a member of the Oregon State University Jazz Ensemble. During his freshman year at Oregon State University until forced to stop playing due to his illness he played with the Concert Band and the Jazz Ensemble.
Kessler was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church. He was an avid skier and golfer. He worked for three summers at his uncle’s dairy farm near Inavale.
Kessler is survived by his parents, his sister Anne Marie of Eugene, his grandmother Mrs. Leslie Davis of Corvallis and his uncle Leighton Davis of Corvallis.
Funeral services will be at 2pm Monday at First United Presbyterian Church with the Rev John D Dennis officiating. Service and burial will follow at Crystal Lake Cemetery. Friends who wish may make memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society. His body will be in state at McHenry Funeral Home, 206 NW 5th from 7pm to 8pm today, Sunday from 9am to 8:30pm and on Monday from 8:30am to 1 pm.
|Karin Lagerstedt Cochran|
June 15, 1955–January 7, 2015
Karin Cochran, 59 of Corvallis died Wednesday, January 7th.
A funeral service for Karin Cochran will take place at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4141 N.W. Harrison Blvd., Corvallis
|James "Jim" Knight Lee|
September 21, 1955–March 31, 2022
Jim Lee, 66, of Jefferson, passed away after a short battle with cancer. He passed peacefully, surrounded by his wife and three children.
James Knight Lee, Jr. was born on September 21, 1955 in Corvallis, Oregon to James Knight Lee, Sr. and Hope (Dunn) Lee. Jim had the privilege of growing up with four sisters--Jeanne, Joanne, Janet, and Julie, and one younger brother, John. Growing up in Corvallis, he was active in Boy Scouts, achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. Jim was also heavily involved in FFA at Corvallis High School, leading him to pursue a degree in agriculture education at Oregon State University-Go Beavs! While at OSU, Jim met his lifelong sweetheart, Janet Rasmussen. They married in December of 1976, while still finishing up their degrees. After college, Jim taught Vocational Agriculture at Culver High School before accepting a teaching position at Jefferson High School. In 1979, Jim and Janet moved to Jefferson and began attending Jefferson Baptist Church.
In May of 1980, Jim and Janet welcomed twins, Jimmy and Karen, with their brother Jeff following in October of 1983. After a few years of teaching, Jim left his career in education to work in the agribusiness world. He worked for a few years at Leffingwell and WR Grace before beginning his long, successful career at Western Pulp Products in 1990. While working at Western Pulp, Jim was the Marketing and Sales Manager and touched many lives throughout his travels.
Jim loved many things passionately, including Oregon State Football, cheering loudly for his children's sporting events, tinkering with his Studebakers, and raising his flock of Suffolk sheep that originated in his early high school years. You could often find him teaching Sunday School classes and singing along loudly with the children or building towers of blocks to be knocked over. He loved telling children about Jesus. Spending time with his 5 grandchildren also brought Jim immense amounts of joy.
Jim is survived by Janet, his wife of 45 years; son Jimmy (Jessica) Albany, Oregon; daughter Karen (Steven) Dunlap, Riverside, California, and son Jeff (Evie) Grovetown, New Zealand, plus grandchildren Delaney, Jude, and Luke Dunlap, and Vivian and James Knight Lee IV. His is also survived by his siblings Joanne (Larry) Smith, Janet (Bill) Busby, Julie (Ted) Balestreri, and John (Rick Priest). Numerous family members, church members, friends, and Beaver fans will miss him greatly.
Jim was preceded by his parents; sister, Jeanne.
|Diane Kaye Povis|
Nov. 14, 1955–Nov. 16, 2008
Diane Povis, 53, of North Albany, left us to be with the Lord on Sunday, Nov. 16. Diane was the daughter of Shirley and Edward Mager, born in the old Corvallis hospital on Nov. 14, 1955. She lived in the Corvallis and Albany area all of her life.
Diane attended Corvallis public schools, graduating from Crescent Valley High School in 1973. She worked various places including Hewlett-Packard and Grant Avenue Baptist Church before attending Linn-Benton Community College, where she received her degree as a legal secretary. She worked for Albany attorney Brian Jackson for 10 years. Diane then found enjoyment working for her favorite Beavers at Oregon State University for a number of years. Even through her battle with her illness, she continued to contribute her smile and enthusiasm with everyone she could, by working as a volunteer at the Albany Hospital gift shop.
Family was number one in Diane’s life. She was always the organizer and seeing to others’ needs. She loved her church, trips to the coast (especially those day trips with her mother), and finding garage sales. Fishing and camping were tops on her list of fun things to do; rarely would anyone come back from an outing with more fish or more excitement to share.
Diane is survived by her loving husband, Rod Povis of Albany; mother, Shirley Mager of Corvallis; father, Ed Mager of Caldwell, Idaho; sons Brian Mills, Scott Kent and wife Jennifer, and Nick Cotter; sister Sherry Smith; brother Tim Mager; stepdaughters Andrea Ellis and Lauren Cummings; half-brother and sister Bruce Mager and Brenda Mager as well as much her beloved granddaughter, three grandsons and numerous nieces and nephews.
All will remember and cherish the perpetual smile Diane shared with everyone, the love of life she had and the strength and determination she possessed to never give up.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, at the Northside Church in Corvallis. Refreshments and a celebration of Diane’s life will follow.
In lieu of flowers, contributions to the American Lung Association would be appreciated
May 5, 1955–Feb. 8, 1976
Services for William "Bill" Leo McBrie, 20 who died Sunday in Ketchikan, Alaska, where he had lived for three years, will be at 11 am Friday in the McHenry Funeral Home. The Rev. Patrick McNamee of St Mary's Catholic Church will officiate and burial will follow in Oaklawn Memorial Park.
The son of John F McBride and Jeraldine Swearingen, he was born May 4, 1955, in Boise Idaho. In 1960 he moved to Corvallis and attended public schools. Three years ago, Mr McBride moved to Alaska and worked in Ketchikan as a grocery clerk. He as a member of the Retail Clerks Union there.
Survivors are his parents, John F McBride of Ketchikan and Jeraldine Swearingen of Corvallis; five bothers, Dwight of Portland and Douglas, Keith Dean and Scott of Corvallis; two sisters, Jacqueline Twiss of Redmond and Sandra Mills of Corvallis; his grandparents, Mrs. Twilla Swearingen of Veneta and Mr. and Mrs. Francis McBride of Wadena, Minn.
The family suggests memorials to Hawthorne HOuse, 320 NW 9th St. These may be sent to the McHenry Funeral Home, 206. NW 5th St.
|Laurie Mills Howard|
Laurie was born on July 8, 1955 and passed away on Tuesday, October 12, 2010.
Laurie was a resident of Albany, Oregon
|Barb Park Hall|
September 28, 2016
We with deep sadness have to inform everyone that our mom [Barb] passed away September 28, 2016. She fell asleep while in a tub and drowned, and didn't suffer. We were celebrating our birthdays with loved ones at a beautiful lodge.
|Kathy Register Miller|
December 15, 1954–March 8, 1983
A service for Kathy R. Miller 28, 780 S.E. Marion Ave will be at 2 pm Friday in the McHenry Funeral Home chapel, 206 N.W. 5th St. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Cemetery.
Mrs. Miller died of natural causes Tuesday at Good Samaritan Hospital.
She was born Dec 15, 1954 in Albany to William and Ruth Torgeson Register. The family moved to Corvallis, where she attended public schools. She was graduated from Corvallis High School in 1973.
On Nov 23, 1973 she married Terry Miller in Reno, Nev. They lived in Corvallis.
In addition to her husband, survivors include a son, Bryce, a daughter Ruth Ann both of Corvallis, one brother, Gary Register of Bend and a sister Peggy Register of Corvallis.
The family asks that memorials be sent to the Benton County Unit of the Oregon Heart Association. These may be sent to McHenry Funeral Home
|Terri Reich-Updergraff |
Feb. 25, 1955–Dec. 7, 2001
Terri Ann Reich-Updegraff of Springfield died Dec. 7, 2001 at the age of 46. Her family chose not to list the cause of death.
Reich-Updegraff was born Feb. 25, 1955, in Corvallis to Norman and Darline Woods Reich.
She graduated from nursing school and worked as a licensed vocational nurse and certified nurse's aide for God Neighbor Care Center in Springfield.
Her interests included arts and crafts, creative writing, cooking and gardening. She enjoyed listening to music. Reich-Updegraff especially enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
She married Dave Updegraff on April 15, 2001.
Survivors include her husband; her stepfather, Steve Poindexter of Philomath; two sons, Sean Bronson of Arizona and Elliott Crossley of Springfield; a daughter, Angie Shelter of Idaho; a brother, Tim Reich of Eugene; three sisters, Tami McVein of Eugene, Tina Freeman of Lebanon and Lisa McDonald of Philomath; and three grandchildren.
|Jerry G Rhines|
April 3rd, 2010
|Gary Thomas Roberts|
Cause of death: Cancer
June 21, 1954–August 19, 1974
Funeral services for Pvt Robert L Schoen, 20 who was along with his wife, Margaret was shot to death Monday at their home in Beaufort, S.C., will be held in the chapel of the McHenry Funeral Home, Saturday at 11am with mausoleum entombment to follow at the Oaklawn Memorial Mausoleum.
Military honors will be provided by the U.S. Marine Corps.
The son of Maynard and Peggy Varner Schoen he was born June 21, 1954 at Ft Bragg N.C. As a small boy he moved to Albany where he attended the first grade, after which the family moved to Corvallis and he attended grade school, Western View Jr High and Corvallis High School.
He enlisted in the U.S. Marines on January 24, 1974 and received his basic training at San Diego and had been stationed at the Beaufort Naval Air Station. Beaufort, S.C.
He was married to Margaret Brown on August 11, 1973 at Beaufort. He is survived by his step-father and mother Mr and Mrs Mervin Thompson of Corvallis, his father, Maynard L. Schoen of Yuma, Arizona a brother Kurt L of Corvallis and Mrs. E.R. Clark of Modesto Ca.
The family has suggested memorials to the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, Portland
|Susan Diane Shay|
Mar. 20, 1955 to July 06, 2015
At age 60, Susan Shay passed away unexpectedly at home. She is survived by her mother, Jean Shay; siblings, Peggy Prasad, Linda Katz, Mike Shay, Betsy Brinkley and Jennifer Jordan; and many nieces and nephews. She had a long career in the apparel and home decor industries where she was loved for her creativity, skill and bright spirit. A memorial service will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, at Leedy Grange Hall.
|Kim Paul Sivetz|
Nov. 22, 1954–Feb. 15, 2006
Kim was born in Orange, N.J. He and his family lived in Houston, Texas, Marin County, Calif., Managua, Nicaragua, Sao Paulo, Brazil, and traveled in 12 countries in Europe in 1961. Later the family lived in Tulsa, Okla., and arrived in Corvallis in 1969.
Kim attended Cheldelin and Crescent Valley schools, were he was on the wrestling team. After graduation he attended ITT in Phoenix, Ariz. Eventually he decided to work in the building trades in and around Corvallis. He had done work on probably 200 homes, doing painting, roofing and siding for more than 15 years. He loved woodworking, renovation of home interiors, which he did in a most professional manner. Since 1990 Kim worked with his dad in the coffee business.
Kim was a most loving and loveable person. He had many friends all over the world. His keen sense of humor and kindness will be missed very much by his friends and family: parents Mike and Jane, sister Lynn and husband Walter Wehrmann and nieces Andrea and Valerie of Jacksonville, Fla., sister Martha and husband Roman Baltram, and brother Andrew of Corvallis, and companion Pandora Leazer of Albany.
In spite of the burdens he had carried, in recent years he had improved his personal life. Kim is now truly resting in peace.
Arrangements are by DeMoss-Durdan Funeral Home and Crematory.
|Rebecca "Reb" Slighter Mixon|
Nov 28, 1954–Nov 29, 2012
Rebecca Jean “Reb” Mixon was born Nov. 28, 1954, in the City of Amori Ken, Empire of Japan. She passed away peacefully at her home, north of Watson, on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012. She is survived by her husband of 33 years, George W. Mixon; daughter, Tamica Michelle “Tami” Southern of Austin, Texas; parents, Al and Kay Slighter of Greeley, Colo.; sister, Patti Jo Slighter of Decatur, Ga.; and brothers, Tom and Bonnie Slighter of Snohomish, Wash., and Tim and Diana Slighter of Portland, Ore. She was a very special person, loved by all who knew her. Reb will be greatly missed by her husband and daughter, family and friends, and her two loyal companions, (her horses) Son and Chief. She donated her body to science, and a special memorial will be held for her by family at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Tangi Humane Society.
|C. V. “Bo” Smith |
Oct. 28, 1954–Nov. 10, 2007
C. V. "Bo" Smith of Hilton Head Island, S.C., died Nov. 10 of melanoma. He was 53. A celebration of his life gathering was held in Hilton Head.
Smith was born on Oct. 28, 1954, in Corvallis to Howard and Joyce Smith. He graduated from Corvallis High School in 1973 and attended Oregon State University, where he earned a degree in political science and history.
In 1987, he married Lana Galloway in Bogalusa, La.
Smith began his 30-year lumber and millwork career with Crown Zellerbach, and held sales and management positions in Washington, Louisiana, Oregon, California and Idaho. He then joined the Duke City Lumber in Albuquerque, N. M., before landing a post as general manager of Wisconsin-based Glen Oak Lumber and Milling in 1992. Smith was promoted to president of Glen Oak in 1997, a position he held until his death.
Smith is survived by his wife, Lana; a son, Rex, and a daughter, Carly, all of Hilton Head Island; his mother, Joyce of Corvallis; a brother, Dan of Springfield; and three sisters, Jane Hackett of Pittsburgh, Pa., Betsy Lake of Lake Oswego and Janet Cathcart of Tualatin.
In addition to following his children's activities, he was an outdoorsman, avid golfer, mentor and friend to many.
|Steven J. Soule
Feb. 7, 1956–June 9, 2017
Steven J. Soule, formerly of Corvallis, died June 9, 2017 peacefully at home in Ventura, California with his family at his side. He underwent a 16 year battle with primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), precipitating a successful liver transplant and then died of cholangiocarcinoma , an unrelated malignancy.Steve was born in the Territory of Alaska, February 7, 1956, the first child of B. Linn Soule and Donna Brokken. An early talker, he never stopped. At 18 months and already bilingual, he translated for his parents during their one year residence in Germany. Later, in Ohio, he skipped second grade.In 1966, the family moved to Corvallis, where Steve was an Honor Society member, a 1973 State of Oregon Scholar, and finalist in the National Merit Scholarship Program before graduating from Corvallis High School in 1973.He did very well at Stanford University and won intramural championships in golf, free throws, and ultimate Frisbee. With friends, he painted houses every summer, and participated in a big brother program. He loved his time at Stanford, especially his three months in the overseas program in Florence, Italy.He said the best thing he ever did was to marry Marlene K. Lamp, MD, who shared his passions for sports, travel and just being outdoors. They met while they were both students at the University of Michigan Medical School in 1980. Both Steve and Marlene worked as emergency physicians in the San Francisco Bay Area.On June 20, 1987, they married and moved to Los Angeles, where Steve completed a residency in Anesthesiology at UCLA.
Erik was born in 1988 and Olivia arrived in 1990.
Steve became board certified in Anesthesiology and the family moved to Ventura in 1991. Steve spent the next 25 years working at St. John's Regional Medical Center in Oxnard. He was active in physician leadership, serving as Chairman of the Department of Anesthesia, and ultimately the President of the entire Medical Staff.
After his liver transplant on February 1, 2016, he began to recover amazingly well; golfing and snow skiing within three months and later learning to wakeboard. On September 11, he ran the Ventura Half Marathon. He felt better than he had in 16 years, but two weeks later he was stricken with widespread bile duct cancer, This was treated with chemotherapy, which gave him several months of remission.
Over the years the family travelled widely, attending annual Lamp reunions, hiking, biking and skiing in Europe, visiting the National Parks, and frequently visiting Steamboat Springs, Lake Tahoe and Oregon.
Steve did not let his illness slow him down. In his late 50's, working on his "bucket list", Marlene and Steve climbed Half Dome and hiked the Grand Canyon's Bright Angel Trail. As late as early 2017, they took 30 mile bike trips with friend, Dan.
Steve knew that his life was coming to an end and in order to make things easier for his family, he made plans for his memorial and wrote most of his own obituary. He always liked to plan ahead.
Steve is survived by his wife, Marlene; daughter Olivia; son Erik; mother Donna Brokken and her husband Ray; father Linn Soule and his wife Patricia; sister Linnelle Brown; brothers Charlie and Matt; many cousins, nieces, nephews; and an aunt and uncle.
His celebration of life will be scheduled at a later date.
May he be lying in green pastures and walking beside still waters.
April 10, 1955–Aug. 1, 2010
Everett Lee Still, 55, of Albany died Sunday at his home.
Lee was born in Corvallis to William Michael Still Sr. and Twila Ellen Talley Still. He grew up in Corvallis, and later settled in Albany.
Lee worked hard to provide for his family and to be able to enjoy some of his favorite things in life. He loved his 1956 Chevy, woodworking, camping and boating. Lee was proud to serve 37 years with Harris-Tunison, Heritage Motors, Dick Mullican and BMW of Eugene, most years as a service manager.
He married Marianne “Mari” Peterson on Sept. 13, 1984, in Honolulu, Hawaii.
He will be remembered as a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. Lee was an honest man who always did right by the people he loved. There will forever be an emptiness in the hearts of all who knew him. He will be missed and forever loved.
Lee is survived by his loving wife, Mari Still; his proud children, Brandi Schaumburg and Brandon Still; two grandchildren, Ryan and Chase; brother Mike Still; and his mother, Twila Still, all of Albany.
A memorial service will take place at 2 p.m. Thursday at Fisher Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions can be made to Children’s Miracle Network of Eugene, Lyons Guest House at Sacred Heart Hospital, or Wendy Ramsey at www.wendyramsey.org for ongoing cancer treatment, all in care of Fisher Funeral Home, 306 Washington St. S.W., Albany, OR 97321 (www.fisherfuneralhome.com).
Jeffrey Allen Strome
Nov 7, 1955–Mar 14, 2020
Jeffrey Allen Strome, lifelong outdoor enthusiast and proud Sheet Metal Local Union 23 Member, passed away suddenly last month in Lake Havasu City, Ariz.
As a former resident of Ketchikan, Juneau, Coffman Cove and Anchorage, Alaska, Jeff is survived by friends from all over the state. He is also survived by his daughter, Stephanie Driscoll and her husband Michael Driscoll of Juneau; and dear friends, Charlie and Maureen Miller of Ketchikan, Steve Rude of Anchorage, Toni Wisner of Juneau, Brent Denbeck of Juneau and Russel Beaty of California.
He was preceded in death by his beloved parents, Frank and Betty-Jo Strome of Corvallis, Ore., last August.
Jeff spent his later years building his dream cabin in Coffman Cove, Alaska, with his beloved Jack Russel terrier, Grace. He loved to travel, camp, fish, hunt and have a good laugh.
No memorial plans have been made at this time; in lieu of flowers or donations, please donate to your local animal shelter or local Boys and Girls Club.
|William Cody Taylor|
Feb 1, 1956–Oct 14, 1994
Cody Taylor of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, a former Corvallis resident, was shot and killed Friday, Oct 14 while elk hunting near Naples, Idaho. He was 38.
He was born in Seattle, Wash, the son of Marvin Sr and Anne Hollister Taylor of Coeur d'Alene. He was raised in Corvallis. He lettered in five sports in high school. He also played football for Coeur d'Alene but music was his love. He had his own band and played in Idaho, Canada and the Northwest. He owned his own recording studio and has owned music stores in Bonners Ferry, Idaho and in Toledo and Newport. He was also a radio announcer and real estate broker.
He married Pam Hanus while in college and later was married to Rose Altsuler Taylor of Boeur d'Alene for 14 years.
He is survived by his parents, Marvin and Anne Taylor of Coeur d'Alene; stepsons Jason and Jesse Altsuler of Oregon; daughters Jenny Taylor of Eugene and Jesa Taylor of Zenia, Calif, brother "Tex" Taylor and sister Patricia Pedersen, a step brother, Daniel Taylor of Spirit Lake, Idaho and one grandson.
Memorials may be sent to 620 Lincoln Way, Coeur d'Alene. Id 838814 or to TESH INdustries in care of English Funderal Chapel Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
|Richard "Dick" Taylor|
April 7, 2017
Cancer: Prostrate Cancer
|Marvin “Tex” D. Taylor, Jr.|
Aug. 2, 1954–Jan. 18, 2005
Marvin “Tex” D. Taylor, Jr., 50, of Spirit Lake, Idaho, died Jan. 18 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. He graduated from Corvallis HS in 1973 and attended Linn-Benton Community College.
Survivors include mother Anne Taylor; stepmother Linda Taylor; brother Daniel Taylor, all of Spirit Lake; sister Patricia Pederson and husband Wes of Oregon; aunts Edna Reiman and Ruth Steeprow; sister-in-law Rose Taylor; and cousins, nieces, nephews and several special friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Marvin Taylor Sr.; grandparents Ruby and Frank Applegate; and brother Cody Taylor in 1994.
Private family services were held. Please view Tex’s guest registry and online memorial at www.englishfuneralchapel.com
|Patty Tortoro Doerner|
May 27, 1955–October 16, 2010
Patricia Ann Doerner of Corvallis passed away unexpectedly Saturday, Oct. 16, at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. She was 55.
Patricia was born in Corvallis to Eugene and Opal Koetz Tortora. She graduated from Corvallis High School in 1973, and attended Linn-Benton Community College.
She married Manfred Doerner on March 25, 1985, in Albany. Their only child, Rudolph, was born in 1988.
Patricia was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. She enjoyed needlework and Sudoku puzzles.
She is survived by her husband, Manfred; son, Rudolph; siblings Robert Tortora, Mary Martens and Georgette Tortora; and nephew, Thomas Martens.
|Sandy Trimble Bagar|
June 28, 1955–January 28, 1989
Sandy Trimble Bagar 33 died Sunday in San Jose as the result of a car accident.
She was born June 29, 1955 to Lyle and Arcia Trimble in Corvallis.
In 1973 she graduated from Crescent Valley High School and attended San Jose State University where she received her teaching credentials and bachelor’s degree in French in 1977. In 1987 she received a master’s degree in French from San Jose State University.
She taught French at Harker Academy for Boys and Girls in San Jose.
On July 20, 1980 she married Wally Bagar.
Survivors include her husband Wally of San Jose, her parents Lyle and Arcia of Corvallis and two brothers, Doug of Livermore CA and Ted of New York City.
Funeral services are Monday at Lima Mortuary in Santa Clara with burial following at Santa Clara Mission Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the charity of one’s choice.
July 5, 1955–January 6, 2016
Whoever brings the spirit of laughter into a room is truly blessed, and that was Stan. He will always be remembered for his humor and the happiness he brought to others.
Stan loved the Lord and the friendships he made through the church. He loved spending time with his kids and grandkids, and our good friends Bud & Sue Richmond. His other love was his job as a self-employed truck driver. But, he often said he wasn't a big fan of his boss.
Stan is survived by his wife, Carolyn Van Dyke; and his six children: Sid Van Dyke, Jeremy Smith, Deanna Lea, Ashley Smith, Michael Van Dyke and Lawson Smith. He is also survived by his brothers and sisters: Frieda Lanting, Pete Van Dyke, George Van Dyke, Anna De Vries and Agnes Hoiseth.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, January 30, from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. at Morning Star Community Church, 4775 27th Avenue SE, Salem. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Morning Star Community Church Missions or the Wounded Warriors Project. Assisting is Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service. Memories and condolences may be shared by visiting www.vtgolden.com
Remember me with smiles and laughter! That is exactly what my family will be doing.
Published in StatesmanJournal on Jan. 24, 2016
|Cynthia Lynn Wardles, 65, of Corvallis, Oregon passed away peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at her Corvallis home.|
She was born in Wellsville, Ohio on April 11, 1955 to Kenneth Wardles and Carol Baughman.
Cindy moved to Corvallis, Oregon in 1963 and graduated from Corvalis High School. She continued her education and graduated from Linn-Benton Community College with a degree as a dental hygienist. She worked at Oregon State University for over twenty-five years until she retired.
Cindy is survived by her father, Kenneth Wardles of Corvallis; brother Randy Wardles of Corvallis; nieces Amber Wardles of Albany, Rebecca Wardles-Brink of Yakima, WA, and great-nephew Conner Blass pf Albany.
Burial will be at Crystal Lake Cemetery in Corvallis. A memorial service will be held at a future date. Please leave condolence messages for the family here on the website.
David Brian Whitney
Oct. 28, 1955–Aug. 15, 2009
Private services will be held for Sequim resident David Brian Whitney, who died at home Aug. 15, 2009, at the age of 53.
He was born Oct. 28, 1955, in Inglewood, Calif., to Clifford E. and Joyce M. Whitney.
Drennan & Ford Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Beth Ann (Whittle) Cooley
October 28, 1955 - March 28, 2021
Daughter and sister of 65 years. This is a special letter to you, from your family.
You grew your Heavenly wings on March 28, 2021 following a brain aneurysm in November. You were born October 28, 1955, with a birth defect that should have ended your life but even in infancy, you survived and thrived.
Your compassion for others, even as child, helped you to weather the storm in Corvallis primary and secondary schools. You always wanted to be a doctor; your bedroom was a lab where you performed chemistry and dissected egg embryos. Your best friend Jocelyn (Dawson) D'Ahmed remembers spending nights with you. She read magazines; you read medical journals.
After graduating from Corvallis High School in 1973, you received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, while raising three boys under the age of three. You completed your MD and board certification in Internal Medicine from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, passing the first time round. You were incredibly smart!
How lucky your patients were to have you as their doctor. Your empathy and compassion for others was endless. You always put others before you. Your compassion and dedication to your canine family members was special as well. All were blessed to be touched by you.
Your sense of humor was infectious. Len, your husband of 43 years, shares your inability to finish a joke without laughing before the punchline.
You always wanted sons and God blessed you and Len with four, whom you protected and guarded: Timothy; Matthew; Christopher; and Jeffrey, who died at nine hours of age.
Matthew shared that you have left a hole the size of Yellowstone in all our hearts. Matt's wife, Jamie, shared that you were there for grandson Alex's entire labor and delivery. You were able to see one of your grandchildren born, a memory Jamie will always cherish.
Then, there was Becki. You literally saved her life. She called you and shared a health concern. On your advice she went to the doctor and learned she had cancer. You drove to Oregon from Arizona in record time, despite also caring for Len, who had his own medical problems. You stayed at Bec's side four weeks, doctoring and caring for her. She asked if you knew how to pray, you took her hands in yours and said the most blessed healing prayers and asked God to look over Becki. You gave her an incredible sense of calm - everything would be okay. Becki is alive and cancer-free because of you.
After returning home to Arizona, you were quickly summoned again - Becki's husband, Bill Goslow, was dying. She will never forget you taking her face in your hands and saying Bill was at peace.
You went through so much pain and suffering in your life, yet through your faith and love of family you found time, energy, and the creativity to become an expert quilter and quilt restorer, carrying on one of our mother's Self family traditions.
You are now with our Father, Jesus Christ. You join your son Jeffrey, mother Anita (Self) Whittle, grandmother Opal Self, and brother-in-law Bill Goslow.
You leave behind husband, Len Cooley, and sons Timothy; and twins Matthew Cooley (Jaime and Alex) Cooley and Chris (Logan and Sean) Cooley.
You also leave behind your loving father, Lester Whittle; brother, John (Denise, James, and Chandra); Becki (Whittle) Goslow (Jennifer, Scott, and Alex Yarrow; and Brian, Ediyana, and Emery Kreft), and cousin Carl Wilson.
At your request, Beth Ann, a private family memorial will take place at one of your favorite places on the Oregon Coast.
We will always love and miss you,
Dad, Becki, John and Crew
Cause of death: Brain Aneurysm
May 16, 1955–Feb 17th 2021
Jocelyn Jade Wu-Elliott passed away early Wednesday, February 17, 2021. She was surrounded by her children, son-in-law, and sister, taking her last breath amidst songs, well-wishes, and gratitude for the legacy she was leaving.
Born in Corvallis, Oregon, to Shu Tan and Grace (née Cadiente) Wu on May 16, 1955, she is survived by her daughter Shauna (Mateo), granddaughter Ella, Washington, son Josh (Brittany), California, brother Tani, Oregon, sister Lehua (Dan), Washington, and nieces Amanda and Jordan, and nephews Keenan and Dane.
Following her childhood in Corvallis, Oregon, she studied Fashion Merchandising in Portland, then moved to Hawaii, where she began her career in sales. Over the last four decades, her focus on customer service--maximizing her love of people, gift of gab, and genuine care for and focus on others, provided for success from Hawaii to Oregon to California, then Washington State. Repeat business was her hallmark as she built on a satisfied customer base, whether selling Hondas, Volkswagens, Hyundais, Chevrolets, Airstream trailers and more.
Jocelyn’s social network was cast far and wide and she remembered everything. When she made friends with you, you were a friend for life. If she was going to be in town, she would call to offer a meet-up, with you or 10 others. She would remember every vehicle you ever purchased from her and the names of your grandchildren. She could see someone she’d met fifty years prior and engage them by name. When you were with Jocelyn, you felt seen, valued, and joyous. And likely, your belly would ache from the laughter.
She was musically talented, able to play the piano, and easily find that elusive 3rd harmony part, but her humility inspired her to unashamedly plug her daughter’s musical prowess while downplaying her own natural ability, a gift she received from her parents.
Anyone who knew Jocelyn was aware of her particular wizardry behind a camera. She would capture one’s ‘essence’ through that Nikon or Canon lens. There exist hundreds of exquisite photographs that are everyone’s favorite, and she made the magic happen.
Her greatest joy was having her children grow into fabulous spouses, employees, and citizens. That, and having a close relationship to her granddaughter Ella, whom she had the privilege of taking care of weekly from her infancy until she started school.
Her departure leaves a void that won’t easily be filled.
When it is safe to do so, a memorial will be planned to honor this exquisite mother, grandmother, sister, cousin, niece, friend, and colleague.
For more details on her journey, go here: Fundraiser by Shauna Wu and Joshua Elliott : Jocelyn Wu Elliott's Recovery Fund https://www.gofundme.com/f/jocelyn-wu-elliott039s-recovery-fund
Cause of death: Type A Aortic Dissection