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Herschel E. Greenwade – Salem, OR

Herschel Edwin Greenwade

July 29, 1931 – May 27, 2016

Salem, Oregon

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Memory of Me

I’d like the memory of me

To be a happy one,

I’d like to leave an afterglow

Of smiles when life is done.

I’d like to leave an echo

Whispering softly down the ways,

Of happy times and laughing times,

And bright and sunny days.

I’d like the tears of those who grieve to dry before the sun,

With all the happy memories

That I leave when life is done.

 

Herschel Greenwade was born at home near Whitney, Texas on July 31, 1931 to Jesse Lee Greenwade and Vera Lee Johnson, the youngest of three boys.  At the age of seven, his family moved to West Salem, eventually settling in the Dallas, OR area. Herschel graduated from Dallas High School where he met and married his high school sweetheart, Betty Craven.  Together they had three children, Melanie, Sally and Justin and enjoyed 27 wonderful years together.  Herschel joined the National Guard and was stationed in Fort Lewis, WA.  He was a devoted WWII historian and enjoyed numerous trips with family to Maui and Prineville Reservoir where he boated, water skied and enjoyed his Meyers rum and coke. In 1982 Herschel married Carolyn Paulsen at Napili Beach, Maui and became a loving stepfather to her children Kristina and Dennis.  They eventually moved to a small acreage in Spring Valley and loved to spend time with their three granddaughters, Mikaela, Danielle and Chloe who played in the fields and barn with the cows and llamas.  Herschel and Carolyn were married for 30 years and remained close friends. Herschel was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Loyd and Alton.  He is survived by his children, Melanie Bradley, Sally Crow and Justin Greenwade and granddaughter, Mikaela Greenwade and his stepchildren, Kristina (Jeff) Barbknecht, Dennis (Betty) Paulsen and grandchildren Dani (Cody) Miller and Chloe Barbknecht. There will be a celebration of life scheduled at a later date. Aloha Or – Farewell to you, one fond embrace, until we meet again…

 

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

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Willard R. Friesen – Salem, OR

Friesen, WillardWillard Roy Friesen

October 19, 1917 – January 22, 2016

Salem, Oregon

 

Willard Friesen was born in Dallas, Oregon, on October 19, 1917, to John and Anna Friesen and died in Salem, Oregon, on January 22, 2016. He was 98 years old. His early growing up years were spent in various parts of Oregon. In 1928 his father moved the family to Salem to start a wooden box factory. Willard worked at the factory and attended high school in Salem. Continue reading

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Richard A. Murray Sr. – Salem, OR

Richard Arden Murray Sr.

February 21, 1936 – September 28, 2015

Salem, Oregon

Private family services to be held at a later date. Full obituary to follow.
Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

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Funeral of the Year 2015

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Readers’ Choice: Best Funeral Home

 

Weddle Funeral Home

 

1777 N 3rd Avenue
Stayton
503-769-2423
http://www.weddle-funeral.com

 

by Special to the Statesman Journal

 

Weddle Funeral Services is honored to have won Best Funeral Services two years in a row and has served the Stayton area since 1917. Even though the business changed hands in 2008, the new owners are folks rooted in Stayton, and Weddle’s continues to be family owned and operated. The friendly staff are experienced and kind, helping maintain a warm, welcoming and comfortable environment. They do their best to honor all requests of any family traditions or practices. Because it is important to serve the entire family, they also provide toys and activities to keep children occupied. Weddle’s offers affordable services and exceptional value with compassion and care.

 

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LINDA JEAN SHEPARD – Aumsville, Or.

Resided in Aumsville, Oregon

Linda was born in Salem Memorial Hospital, Salem Oregon on June 29th, 1950.  She passed away on Saturday Aug. 20th at home on the farm that had been in her family for a century. She was 61. The daughter of F.A. and Theresa Mix, Linda grew up on the farm and on the Oregon Coast. She had worked in mobile home manufacturing and was a customer service representative for T-Mobile before retiring.

Linda was an avid gardener who enjoyed reading, particularly gardening books, English mysteries and historical novels. She loved caring for her farm animals.

After having lived in separate states for many years, Linda reconnected with her high school sweetheart, David Shepard, and they were married on December 10th, 1988.

Linda was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend, known by all for her kindness and genuine caring for everyone fortunate enough to be touched by her life.

She is survived by her husband, David, and their daughters, Crystal Le Gallo (Frank) of Portland and Heather Gill of Killeen, TX, sister Darlene Strozut of Salem, brother Raymond Mix of West Salem and four grandchildren.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton, OR.

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JOHN ANDREW LUCAS – Turner, Or.

JOHN ANDREW LUCAS

December 24, 1934 – June 28, 2011
Resided In Turner, Oregon

John passed away Tuesday, June 28, at the age of 76, from the effects of esophageal cancer. He died peacefully in his home. John was born in Salem, Oregon, to Mike Lucas and Josephine (Brouriver) Lucas. John graduated from West Stayton Grade School in 1949, and Salem High School in 1953.

His senior year, John enlisted in the Navy Reserve, in which he served for eight years. John spent his first five years out of high school, working in the textile industry. He worked first for Oregon Flax Textiles in the shipping and handling department, then later for Asten Hill Corporation, working as a weaver, running the power loom. In 1956, the Navy sent John to six months of school for training in electronics. Continue reading

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Providing Outstanding Quality Funeral Services & Facilities At Very Affordable Prices:

Low Cost: Cremation starting at $575. Lowest cost locally

Super Low Cost: Full Service special value plan starts at $ 2,500. Lowest cost in Portland & Salem

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Weddle Funeral Service or Funerals @ Hubbard Chapel or Cremation OnLine & Natural Burial

The Best Often Cost Less

Call 503-769-2423

We beleive we achieve these Salem (OR.) Funeral Home awards by providing outstanding Burial Services along with Cremation, Cremation and Funeral Planning and of course the Funeral Services.