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The Woodburn Independent - Obituaries

Photo Credit: SUBMITTED - John Cox
March 04, 2015

John Jay Cox

by Woodburn Independent
April 28, 1955 - March 2, 2015 John Jay Cox, 59, passed away after an eight-year battle with Frontotemporal dementia in Woodburn, where he and his wife, Lorrie, resided for 10 years. John…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Elvira Sollid
March 04, 2015

Elvira Sollid

by Woodburn Independent
January 25, 1914 - February 22, 2015 Elvira Sollid was born in Flaxton, N.D., on Jan. 25, 1914, and passed away peacefully in Woodburn on Feb. 22, 2015. She had celebrated her 101st birthday…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED - Sylvia Ortiz-Cordero
March 04, 2015

Sylvia Luz Ortiz-Cordero

by Woodburn Independent
June 20, 1925 - February 23, 2015 Sylvia Luz Ortiz-Cordero, of Woodburn, died at the age of 89 on Feb. 23, 2015. Sylvia was born June 20, 1925, in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, to Luis and Julia…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED - Allen Arnold
February 25, 2015

Allen Rey Arnold

by Woodburn Independent
November 12, 1962 - February 9, 2015 Allen Rey Arnold was born in Carmel, Calif., on the 12th of November, 1962. He passed away on Monday, Feb. 9, due to a motor vehicle accident. He was 52. The…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED - Rose Pirelli
February 25, 2015

Rose Salandra Pirelli

by Woodburn Independent
November 29, 1927-February 20, 2015 Rose Salandra Pirelli passed away in Hubbard on Feb. 20, 2015. She was born in Arcavacata di Rende, Italy, a small hamlet of Rende in the province of Cosenza.…
February 18, 2015

James Eugene Gerety

by Woodburn Independent
April 21, 1930 - February 10, 2015 James Eugene Gerety, of Woodburn, died at the age of 84 on Feb. 10, 2015. James was born April 21, 1930, in Effingham, Kan., to Richard and Anna (Sullivan)…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED - Frank 'Scott' Payne
February 11, 2015

Frank Scott Payne

by Woodburn Independent
June 30, 1921 - February 5, 2015 Frank “Scott” Payne, of Woodburn, died Feb 5, 2015. He was born June 30, 1921, in Alton, Mo. He was married to Lillian Jane Hillhouse in La Grande in September…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED - Wilma Systma
February 11, 2015

Wilma Sytsma

by Woodburn Independent
March 14, 1939 - February 4, 2015 Wilma Sytsma, of Woodburn, passed with peace and grace on Feb. 4, 2015, with her family at her side. Predeceased by her loving husband, Garrett, in 2003, and…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED - Emily Noble
February 17, 2015

Emily Vass Noble

by Woodburn Independent
September 10, 1922 - January 21, 2015 Emily Noble, 92, of Woodburn passed peacefully on Jan. 21, 2015. She was born in Greenville, S.C., to James Leland and Hallie (Covington) Vass. During her…
February 11, 2015

Donald Quentin Lemen

by Woodburn Independent
June 28, 1923 - February 4, 2015 Donald Quentin Lemen, of Woodburn, died at the age of 91 on Feb. 4, 2015. He was born June 28, 1923, in Bend, to Edward and Alma (Hood) Lemen. Donald graduated…

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Photo Credit: SUBMITTED - William Engleman
Feb 11, 2015

William Karl Engleman

by Woodburn Independent
October 11, 1932 - February 3, 2015 William Karl Engelman, of Hubbard, died at the age of 82 on Feb. 3, 2015. He was born Oct. 11, 1932 in Woodburn to Karl and Grace (Swetland) Engelman. William…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED - Frank Flerchinger
Feb 11, 2015

Frank Edward Flerchinger Jr.

by Woodburn Independent
August 27, 1937 - February 1, 2015 Frank Edward Flerchinger, Jr., died at the age of 77 on Feb.1, 2015, due to metastatic stomach cancer. Frank was born Aug. 27, 1937, in Woodburn to Frank and…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED - Jean Wakefield
Feb 11, 2015

Jean Wakefield

by Woodburn Independent
August 14, 1932 - January 27, 2015 Former Woodburn resident Margaret Jean Wakefield, 82, passed away on Jan. 27, 2015, at a Medford hospital. Born in McBain, Mich., in 1932, the daughter of…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED - Gloria Mandal
Feb 17, 2015

Gloria Jean Mandal

by Woodburn Independent
February 27, 1926 - February 27, 2015 Gloria J. Mandal was born Feb. 27, 1926, to Williams John “Scotty” and Annie Hawkins of Watford City, N.D. She passed away Feb. 7, 2015, in Salem. She…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED - Bertie Blem
Feb 03, 2015

Bernard "Bernie" Francis Blem

by Woodburn Independent
October 7, 1927 - January 28, 2015 Bernard Francis Blem, of Woodburn, died at the age of 87 on Jan. 28, 2015. He was born Oct. 7, 1927, in Pembina, N.D., to John and Mary Blem. Bernie moved to…
Feb 03, 2015

Cynthia Bernice Ovalle

by Woodburn Independent
September 2, 1968 - January 25, 2015 Woodburn resident Cynthia Bernice Ovalle died Jan. 25. She was 46. A rosary was held Jan. 29 at Simon-Cornwell Colonial Chapel, in Woodburn, and a funeral…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED - Vera Garber
Jan 28, 2015

Vera Ellen (Lais) Garber

by Woodburn Independent
June 19, 1926 - January 21, 2015 Vera Ellen Garber died Jan. 21, 2015 in Woodburn. Born in Hubbard to Dan and Ella Lais, Vera lived her entire life in the Hubbard/Whiskey Hill area. She was the…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED - Lou Anna Bock
Jan 28, 2015

Lou Anna Gertrude Bock

by Woodburn Independent
August 21, 1933 - January 18, 2015 Lou Anna Gertrude Bock died at the age of 81 on Jan. 18, 2015 at a local hospital. She was born Aug. 21, 1933 in Bennington, Neb. to Richard and Anna (Holling)…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED - Howard James Zurlinden
Jan 20, 2015

Howard James Zurlinden

by Woodburn Independent
February 4, 1933 - January 16, 2015 Howard James Zurlinden was born Feb. 4, 1933, along with his twin, Harold, in Hubbard. The family moved to a small farm in rural Woodburn, where he grew up.…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED - Troy Bauman
Jan 20, 2015

Troy Bauman

by Woodburn Independent
October 30, 1979 - January 14, 2015 A tragic mountain bike accident took the life of Troy Bauman, 35, on Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 14, 2015. He was riding trails with friends west of Dallas when…