The Woodburn Independent - Obituaries

July 27, 2016

Clarence L. Oberhelman

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August 11, 1924 - July 15, 2016 Clarence L. Oberhelman of Woodburn, Or. passed away Friday, July 15, 2016 in Salem, Oregon. Born August 11, 1924 near Riley, KS to Edward and Louise Oberhelman.…
SUBMITTED - Delores Hinman
July 27, 2016

Delores Leone Hinman

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Jan 22, 1933 - June 2, 2016 Delores “Dee” Hinman passed away June 2, 2016, at ­Willamette Valley Medical Center, following a major stroke. Dee was born in North Dakota on January 22, 1933. Her…
SUBMITTED - Don Hill
July 27, 2016

Donald E. Hill

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March 30, 1923 - July 17, 2016 Don was born to John Carter and Nora Hill in Aberdeen, Washington. He attended Ocosta grade and High School where he graduated in 1942. He joined the Army Signal…


SUBMITTED - Florence Steffensen
July 27, 2016

Florence Davidson Steffensen

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August 20, 1918 - July 19, 2016 Florence Davidson Steffensen, passed away July 19, 2016, at the age of 97 in Canby, Oregon. She was born August 20, 1918 on a farm near Lamar, Missouri to Perry…
SUBMITTED - Willis Grafe
July 27, 2016

Willis R. Grafe

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August 13, 1920 - July 17, 2016 Willis R. Grafe, 95, died July 17, in Woodburn. Born in Mill City on August 13, 1920, he graduated from OSU. After naval service in Pearl Harbor, he worked as a…
July 20, 2016

Robert D. Andrews

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October 27, 1930 - July 14, 2016 Robert D. Andrews, born October 27, 1930 in Kenmare, North Dakota to Ray and Martha Jacoby Andrews, died unexpectedly at home on July 14, 2016. The family moved…
SUBMITTED - Alice LaRee Koenig
July 20, 2016

Alice LaRee Koenig

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Nov. 20, 1953 - June 29, 2016 Alice Koenig, better known by her ­middle name LaRee, went to be with the Lord on June 29th after a long battle with cancer. LaRee was born November 20, 1953 in…
SUBMITTED - Raleigh Halstrom
July 20, 2016

Roland "Raleigh" Edwin Halstrom

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April 27, 1928 ~ July 12, 2016 Raleigh was born April 27, 1928 at home on a ranch near Fenn, Idaho. Raleigh went on horseback to school to a one room school house at Denver, Idaho. He graduated…
SUBMITTED - Jim Bernards
July 20, 2016

James "Jim" Douglas Bernards

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June 28, 1951 - July 9, 2016 James "Jim" Douglas Bernards passed away on July 9th 2016 at the age of 65. He was surrounded by his family at the time of his death. Jim loved to garden, work at…
SUBMITTED - Mildred Lenore Schoor
July 13, 2016

Mildred Lenore Schoor

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August 11, 1924 - July 1, 2016 Mildred Lenore Schoor was born in Hubbard Oregon on Aug. 11, 1924. She passed away peacefully on July 1, 2016 in Portland, Oregon. Daughter of Dr. Edwin Schoor and…

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SUBMITTED - Robert Stanley Fogerson
Jul 13, 2016

Robert Stanley Fogerson

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March 6, 1928 - July 2, 2016 Robert Stanley Fogerson, 88, of Woodburn, Oregon died July 2, 2016 surrounded by the ones he loved. He was born March 6, 1928 in Los Angeles, California and moved…
Jul 13, 2016

Mary Agnes Reynolds

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October 27, 1943 - June 28, 2016 Mary Reynolds was a Gervais, Oregon resident. She died Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at the age of 72. Mary was born in Pennsylvania on October 27, 1943 she was the…
Jun 29, 2016

Phillip Homer Goulet

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May 27, 1938 - June 19, 2016 “Farmer” Phil Goulet of Salem, Oregon passed away June 19th, in Redmond, Oregon while attending a horse show. Phil is survived by his dog Laura, daughter Kim Puleo…
SUBMITTED - Benny Dickenson
Jun 22, 2016

Benny Louise Dickenson

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August 16, 1929 - June 12, 2016 Benny Dickenson was born August 16, 1929, in Bozeman, MT. She came to Oregon as a young girl and married George Ray Dickenson in 1947. Benny had a full life with…
SUBMITTED - Dale Johnson
Jun 22, 2016

Dale Elburn Johnson

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September 24, 1920 - June 15, 2016 Dale E. Johnson, a ­lifelong ­Woodburn resident, died Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at the age of 95. Dale was born in Woodburn on September 24, 1920, the second of…
SUBMITTED - Howard Wurdinger
Jun 15, 2016

Howard Vincent Wurdinger, Sr.

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December 12, 1932 - June 7, 2016 Howard Vincent Wurdinger Sr. Born in Olds, Alberta, Canada to Lawrence and Cecilia Wurdinger. His family moved to Mt. Angel in 1940 where he attended schools in…
Jun 15, 2016

Rodney Fipps

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June 17, 1961 - June 2, 2016 Rodney "Rod" Fipps passed away peacefully after a long battle with Huntington’s disease. Rod was born in Springfield, Oregon on June 17, 1961, to Bob and Eunice…
Jun 08, 2016

Jean L. Baird

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March 2, 1917 - June 1, 2016 Jean L. Baird, of Woodburn, died Wednesday, June 1 at Cascade Park in Woodburn at the age of 99. Mrs. Baird was born in St. Thomas, N.D. on March 2, 1917, the first…
SUBMITTED - Lucille Case
Jun 08, 2016

Lucille Rush Case

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October 4, 1929 - May 27, 2016 St. Paul resident Lucille ­Theresa Case died peacefully at home on May 27, 2016. Born Lucille Theresa Rush to Lena Seifer Rush and George Theodore Rush in St.…
Jun 08, 2016

James Harper Gibbs

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January 17, 1937 - June 2, 2016 James “Jimmy” Harper Gibbs died peacefully in his home in Gervais on June 2, 2016. He was born to Thomas McCracken and Katie Merle Gibbs in Halfway on Jan. 17,…