The Woodburn Independent - Obituaries

SUBMITTED - James Rambeau
February 10, 2016

James Edward Rambeau

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December 21, 1944 - January 30, 2016 James Edward Rambeau I, of Gervais, died at the age of 71 on Jan. 30, 2016 at his residence. We lost a great husband, father, grandfather and friend. James…
SUBMITTED - Lewis Richter
February 10, 2016

Lewis N. Richter

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July 14, 1935 - December 6, 2015 Lewis N. Richter, 80, passed away in Bend Dec. 6, 2015. He was born in Garibaldi to Mathias and Margaret Richter. The family moved to the Donald area after the…
February 10, 2016

Joseph George Mellmer

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August 16, 1931 - January 24, 2016 Joseph George Mellmer was born Aug. 16, 1931 in Marmarth, N.D. to Marie Kelleher and Frank Mellmer. The family moved to Colton and later to Woodburn. After…
February 10, 2016

Sharon Lynn Wilkerson

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May 21, 1935 - January 28, 2016 Sharon Lynn Wilkerson, of Woodburn, died at home Jan. 28, 2016. She was lovingly cared for by her devoted husband, Wayne, and mother-in-law Virginia. Sharon was…
February 03, 2016

Lillie "Miss Lillie" Rose Castor

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November 14, 1959 - January 25, 2016 Lillie was born in Garden Grove, Calif. to Jerry and Margaret (Castillo) Lester. Her family moved to Oregon when Lillie was 12. Following her school years,…
SUBMITTED - Iola Hinkle
January 22, 2016

Iola (Hendricks) Hinkle

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September 27, 1915 - January 15, 2016 Josephine Iola (Hendricks) Hinkle was born Sept. 27, 1915 to Zaidee Ann (Peelman) Hendricks and Charles Elsworth Hendricks, the fourth of six children, on a…
SUBMITTED - Vera Bernt
January 13, 2016

Vera Rose Bernt

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June 17, 1925 - January 10, 2016 Vera Rose (Kahut) Bernt traded her earthly home for her heavenly home on Jan. 10, 2016. She died at the age of 90 from natural causes in her home surrounded by…
SUBMITTED - Philip Cross
January 12, 2016

Philip John Cross

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July 17, 1942 - December 18, 2015 Philip John Cross, 73, of Hubbard, entered eternal life on Friday, Dec. 18, 2015, surrounded by his loving family. He was born July 17, 1942, in Lincoln,…
SUBMITTED - Peggy Grams
January 12, 2016

Margaret "Peggy" Grams

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April 7, 1952 - December 27, 2015 Margaret “Peggy” Grams passed away peacefully and surrounded by loved ones on Dec. 27, 2015. Her family and friends are comforted knowing she is with the Lord.…
SUBMITTED - Patricia Berryman
January 08, 2016

Patricia Gail Berryman

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December 16, 1942 - January 1, 2016 Our loving wife, mother, and grandmother Patricia Gail Berryman, age 73, died at home in Woodburn on Jan. 1, 2016 after a six-month battle with pancreatic…

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SUBMITTED - Elizabeth Rillver
Jan 08, 2016

Elizabeth Ann Rillver

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May 29, 1932 - December 4, 2015 Elizabeth Ann Rillver passed away Dec. 4, 2014 from cancer. She was born May 29, 1932 in Walla Walla, Wash. to Frank and Ruth Merrill. She had two brothers,…
SUBMITTED - Bob LaVere
Jan 05, 2016

Robert "Bob" James LaVere

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July 15, 1941 - December 28, 2015 Robert “Bob” James LaVere was born in Chicago and adopted through the Cradle Society by his parents Robert and Marien (Houle) LaVere. He married Betty Flowers…
SUBMITTED - Maryanne Ernst
Jan 05, 2016

Maryanne Kathleen Ernst

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April 3, 1924 - December 29, 2015 Maryanne Kathleen Ernst was born on April 3, 1924, in Portland, the oldest child to Carl J. and Anne Kennedy Smith. She was raised in St. Paul, where she…
SUBMITTED - Helen DuBuque
Jan 05, 2016

Helen DuBuque

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February 19, 1909 - December 25, 2015 Helen DuBuque was born Feb. 19, 1909, in San Francisco to Henry Schroeder and Frieda Eberlein Schroeder. She lived in many different cities in California…
SUBMITTED - Ed Ostrom
Jan 05, 2016

Edwin Junior Ostrom

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November 16, 1944 - December 28, 2015 Edwin Junior Ostrom passed away Dec. 28, 2015, at his home in Portland with his wife, Ruth, at his side. Born at Silverton Hospital, he grew up in Woodburn…
SUBMITTED - Irene Hiller
Dec 29, 2015

Irene Ann Hiller

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January 6, 1911 - December 24, 2015 Mom was born in Alton, Iowa, to John and Anna Schneider. The family moved to Mount Angel in 1917, and later to their farm in St. Paul. After her high school…
SUBMITTED - Jan Kirk
Dec 29, 2015

Janice G. Kirk

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November 20, 1944 - December 20, 2015 Janice “Jan” G. Kirk, of St. Paul, passed away Dec. 20 at the age of 71. She was born in Joplin, Mo., to Rhoda and Earl Martin on Nov. 20, 1944. Jan was a…
SUBMITTED - Pauline Johnson
Dec 29, 2015

Pauline (Rodgers) Johnson

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March 26, 1919 to December 23, 2015 Pauline (Rodgers) Johnson was born March 26, 1919, in Orchard, Neb., and died in Bend on Dec. 23, 2015, due to natural causes. She was the fourth child of…
SUBMITTED - Helen Miller
Dec 23, 2015

Helen Edna Miller

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January 1, 1924 - December 12, 2015 Woodburn resident Helen Edna Miller was born Jan. 1, 1924 in Silverton to Edward and Augusta (Gerke) Dickman. She died Dec. 12, 2015 at age 91. Helen grew up…
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Dec 22, 2015

Ann C. (Wolf) McKay

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March 18, 1963 - December 20, 2015 Ann Catherine McKay, 52, passed away on December 20, 2015 after a two-year battle with pancreatic cancer. Ann was born in Salem, Oregon to Philip & Mary Ellen…