|Tammy Sue Anderson
Sept. 11, 1959-Feb. 23, 1999
Tammy Sue Anderson of Albany died Tuesday, Feb. 23, in Salem after
a five-year battle with breast cancer. She was 39.
She was born in Corvallis, to William and Connie Rampenthal.
She attended school in Philomath and graduated from Philomath High
School in 1977. She was active in sports including cross country and swimming.
She was also a cheerleader.
She was offered a swimming scholarship from Oregon State University.
She attended Linn-Benton Community College and later OSU.
She married Paul Anderson on Feb. 13, 1982, in Philomath. Her husband's
work took them to Beaverton in 1989, and they returned to Albany in 1997.
She previously worked at the Gazette-Times, and later owned World of
Toys in Albany.
She enjoyed spending time with her children.
She is survived by husband Paul Anderson of Albany; sons Elliott and
William Anderson of Albany; daughter Amanda Anderson of Albany; father
and step-mother William and Marquita Rampenthal of Corvallis; mother and
stepfather Connie and Hugh Lampert of Monmouth; brothers Leo Giles of Atlanta,
Rob Drahn of Lincoln City and Ron Rampenthal of Tangent; and sisters Toni
Macomb of Molalla, Joanne Heddins of McMinnville, Billie Chairet of Gladstone
and Johnie Harp of Philomath.
She was preceded in death by daughter Julie Ann Anderson.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, at AAsum
Funeral Home. The Rev. Dave Nolte will officiate.
Arrangements are by AAsum Funeral Home, Albany.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in
care of AAsum Funeral Home, 805 Ellsworth St. S., Albany, OR 97321.
Dorothy `Dallas' Mae Brown
Dorothy "Dallas" Mae Brown died Tuesday, Feb. 23, in Corvallis. She
Arrangements are pending at DeMoss-Durdan Garden Chapel.
Mary Emma Weekly
Mary Emma Weekly of Rickreall died Monday, Feb. 22, at her son's home
in Corvallis. She was 87.
Arrangements are pending at Macy and Son Funeral Home, McMinnville.
Chester Arthur Poe
Jan. 8, 1913-Feb. 23, 1999
Chester Arthur Poe of Albany died Tuesday, Feb. 23. He was 86.
He was born in Phillips County, Colo., the youngest son of Herman and
Alta Poe. He was educated in Holyoke, Colo. He was an avid sportsman and
loved horses. He held the record in his county as a relay rider at fairs
for 25 years. He also drove in chariot races.
He married Charlene L. Sawin Jan. 13, 1934. They had four children:
Shirley R. Kruse, Charlotte L. Fisbeck, Benny A. Poe and Garry A. Poe.
of them live in Albany.
After farming for himself for 28 years, Chester moved his family to
Corvallis in March 1956. He worked with the Schrock seed-cleaning plant
and then for Oregon State College (now Oregon State University) in farming
and later in food service. He worked for the university for 19 years before
retiring in 1975.
He and Charlene moved to Albany in August 1980.
He enjoyed spending time with his family, music, animals and playing
pool at the senior center.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at South Albany Community
Church. Pastor John Breitmeier and Darrell Mishler will officiate. AAsum
Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Evergreen Hospice or the South
Albany Community Church Building Fund in care of Aasum Funeral Home, 805
S. Ellsworth St., Albany, OR 97321.
Nathan James Mitsch
July 24, 1912-Feb. 19, 1999
Nathan James Mitsch of Albany died Friday, Feb. 19, at Albany General
Hospital. He was 86.
He was born in Woodbine, Kan., to George and Eleanor Mitsch. He moved
from Kansas to Brownsville in 1925, and to Lebanon in 1938.
He married Mary Elles Oct. 29, 1938, in Eugene. He moved to Albany
in 1970, where he resided since.
He was a self-employed building contractor, and built numerous homes
in the Lebanon area.
He was a member of South Albany Community Church.
He is survived by daughters Susan Adams of Albany and Meredith Bolton
of Damascus; brother John Mitsch of Canby; sisters Lois Mitsch of Salem,
Ruth Calhoun of Canby and Martha Cannon of Lebanon; six grandchildren;
and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by wife Mary Mitsch; brothers Grant and Homer
Mitsch; and sister Mary Ross.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at
South Albany Community Church.
Arrangements are by Fisher Funeral Home, Albany.
Memorial contributions may be made to South Albany Community Church
Building Fund, in care of Fisher Funeral Home, P.O. Box 156, Albany, OR
Dolores G. Rilatos
Dolores G. Rilatos of Palmer, Alaska, 73, died Sept. 22, 2000 in Anchorage,
She was born in Anaconda, Mont., on Oct. 3, 1927. She married Edward
Rilatos on Dec. 29, 1943, and was a homemaker. They lived in Siletz until
She is survived by her husband, Edward Rilatos Sr., of Palmer, Alaska;
daughters Gloria Ingle of Napaskiak, Alaska and Elaine Smith of Wasilla,
Alaska; sons Edward Rilatos Jr. and Donald Rilatos, both of Wrangell, Alaska;
sisters Clara Lane of National City, Calif., and Kathleen Overton of Lakeview;
12 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be today (Friday) from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Bateman
Funeral Home in Newport. Services will be held at the Siletz Tribal Center
on Saturday at 2 p.m. Interment will be at Paul Washington Cemetery in
Ronald "Rooster" Burdick
Ronald "Rooster" Burdick, 47, of Lebanon died Friday, Sept. 1, 2000,
at his home.
No formal services will be held. Huston-Jost Funeral Home is handling
Burdick was born on Aug. 9, 1953, in Lebanon, the son of Andrew and
Gwendolin (Henry) Burdick. He lived in the Lebanon and Sweet Home areas
throughout his childhood. He entered into the U.S. Marine Corps on Sept.
21, 1970, and was honorably discharged Sept. 12 1972. After being discharged,
he moved to California, where he resided until the mid 1990s. He moved
back to the Lebanon area five years ago. He worked throughout his career
as a cabinetmaker.
He was married to Sandy Sanchez in Reno, Nev. on July 6, 1973. They
were divorced several years later.
He is survived by his father and stepmother, Andy and Norma Burdick
of Lebanon; son Chris Burdick of Sacramento, Calif.; sister Shelly Etherton
of Lincoln City; and several close friends. His mother, Gwendolin, preceded
him in death.
Martha E. Downer Scroggin Gonzales
Martha E. Downer Scroggin Gonzales, 87, died on Tuesday, Nov. 6.
At her request, a celebration of life will be held at a later date.
She was born on Oct. 27, 1914, in Portland, the daughter of Lester
L. and Corrine N. Irish. The family moved to Colorado, back to Portland,
then to West Stayton. She married Seth L. Downer in 1932. They had three
children and settled in Lebanon, divorcing in 1957. In 1958, she married
Ralph Scroggin, who died in 1973. She married Richard T. Gonzales in 1975
and the marriage was dissolved in 1978.
She was employed by the Office of Price Administration as chief clerk
of the district, both during and after World War II. Later, she went to
work for a private CPA in Lebanon. After several years, she opened her
own bookkeeping and accounting service.
She was president and district director of the Lebanon Business and
Professional Women's Club and was elected Mayor of Lebanon, serving from
1975 to 1976. She was a member and held several offices for the Lioness
and Lions clubs in Yachats and West Salem.
She is survived by her daughters, Beverly Adams of Grand Forks, B.C.,
Canada, Janet M. Manning of Keizer and Geraldine L. Lewis of Anchorage,
Alaska; 12 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Her sister Toni Dunagon and brother Robert Irish died before her.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Oregon
Sight and Hearing Foundation, located in Portland.
Vivian Barbara Stroh
Vivian Barbara Stroh, 86, of Albany, formerly of Lebanon, passed away
Sunday, Aug. 4, in Portland, of natural causes.
Recitation of the Rosary took place on Aug. 6 at Huston-Jost Funeral
Home. Funeral Mass was held on Aug. 7 at St. Edward's Catholic Church.
Burial followed at Lebanon I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
She was born Jan. 4, 1916, in Walla Walla, Wash., the daughter of Louie
and Jennie (Ambose) Fazzari. She was raised in Walla Walla, Wash.
She married John "Jack" Lambert on June 21, 1937, in Walla Walla, Wash.
The couple moved to The Dalles in the mid-1940s. They moved to Lebanon
in 1960. She moved to Albany two years ago.
She was active in the Lebanon P.E.O. and belonged to The Dance Club
for many years. She was a member of St. Edward's Catholic Church.
Jack Lambert died on March 9, 1978. She married Mike Stroh, who survives
her, in 1980.
Other survivors include son John Lambert of Bedford, Texas; daughter
Judy Lambert of Sacramento, Calif.; brother Arthur Fazzari of Walla Walla,
Wash.; sisters Alice Pontarolo and Dorothy Criscola, both of Walla Walla,
Wash., and Shirley Beaudry of Tampa, Fla.; three grandchildren; and eight
Her son, Gary Lambert, died on May 24, 1979. A brother and two grandsons
also died before her.
Frances Ann Staggs
Frances Ann Staggs, 78, of Lebanon, died Wednesday, Dec. 18, at Samaritan
Regional Health Center in Corvallis.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Dec. 27 at Riverside Baptist
Church, 2140 Hill St., Albany, with Pastor Bruce Bottjen officiating. A
private family graveside service was held at Willamette National Cemetery
She was born June 7, 1924, on the family homestead near Kiowa, Colo.,
the first of three children born to John David and Marion (Lord) Thomas.
After she graduated from high school in Littleton, Colo., the family
moved to Spokane, Wash., where she worked during the war as an employment
secretary at the naval supply depot. She attended business school. She
moved to Phoenix, Ariz., and earned a degree from Arizona Bible College.
She returned to Spokane to serve as the secretary at Hilyard Baptist Church.
On Dec. 2, 1949, she married James J. Staggs. They began raising a
family in Spokane before returning to Phoenix.
She was a leader in the Pioneer Girls Club, organizing the church club
wherever she lived.
In 1971 the family moved to Albany, were she was a teacher's aide at
Sunrise Elementary for 13 years.
Mrs. Staggs is survived by her husband, Jim, of Lebanon; son David
Staggs of Lebanon; daughters Esther Hillary of Lebanon and Karen Caswell
of Albany; brother David Thomas of Los Alamitos, Calif.; sister Elsie Patterson
of Spokane, Wash.; and 10 grandchildren.
Grandson David Issac Staggs and granddaughter Courtney Justina Hillary
died before her.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Riverside Baptist Church
library or to the Deacon's Fund to care for the needy, or to a charity
of choice. They may be directed to Huston-Jost Funeral Home, 86 W. Grant
St., Lebanon, OR 97355.
Walter F. Huston
Walter F. Huston, 69, of Salem, died on Monday, Feb. 10, at his home.
A memorial service was held on February 14 at Monmouth Christian Church.
Virgil T. Golden Funeral Services handled the arrangements.
He was born on Sept. 17, 1933, in Eugene. He has been a resident of
Salem since 1968, when he moved from Lebanon.
He served in the U.S. Air Force and as a Deputy Sheriff in Linn County
in the late 50s and early 60s. He worked as a real estate investigator
with the Oregon Real Estate Division for 21 years, retiring in October
1995. He was a member of the Northwest Investigators Association, American
Legion Post No. 50 and the Lebanon Elks Lodge No. 1663. He enjoyed camping
Mr. Huston is survived by his wife, Freddena J. Huston of Salem, whom
he married on Sept. 22, 1956 in Lebanon; daughters Kathy Wilson of Salem
and Susan M. Mulkey of Monmouth; sons Rockne "Rocky" C. of Waldport and
W. Fred of Salem; sister Wilma F. Grill of Wilsonville; and eight grandchildren.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Monmouth
Christian Church, 959 W. Church St., Monmouth, OR 97361 or Willamette Valley
Hospice, 2700 Market St. SE, Salem, OR 97301.
LaVerna D. (Bunch) Erwin
LaVerna D. (Bunch) Erwin, 84, of Lebanon died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2000,
at the Villa Cascade Care Center.
Funeral services were held at the Huston-Jost Funeral Home with Pastor
Douglas Field officiating. Final interment was held at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery
Erwin was born April 12, 1916, in Lacomb, the daughter of Lloyd and
Mabel (Harden) Henson. She lived in the Lacomb area for a number of years.
She moved to Lebanon in 1942, and resided here until her death. She married
Arvie Bunch on June 16, 1934, in Albany. He preceded her in death on July
12, 1970. She later married John Erwin on Jan. 24, 1977. He preceded her
in death on Nov. 7, 1996.
Erwin is survived by her son Merle Bunch of Albany; daughters Loydine
Whitehead of Lebanon and Doris Staley of Independence; step-brothers Kenneth
McLain of Keizer and Donald McLain of Portland; sisters Vernita (Galloway)
Hawks of Moscow, Idaho and Clenna Sutlif of Hunting Beach, Calif.; 9 grandchildren
and 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her sister, Hazel
Porath, in 1995.
Contributions may be made to Villa Cascade Care Center for the Alzheimer's
Wing and sent in care of Huston-Jost Funeral Home, 86 W. Grant St., Lebanon,
Douglas F. Gates Jr.
Douglas F. Gates Jr., 64, of Lebanon, died Saturday, April 14, at his
Private family services were held. Huston-Jost Funeral Home is handling
He was born Sept. 25, 1936, in Bois D'arc, Mo., the son of Douglas
F. and Winnie (Carter) Gates. He moved to Oakland, Calif., as a child.
He later moved to Lebanon, where he graduated from Lebanon High School
He was drafted into the Army. Following his discharge, he entered the
National Guard. He worked for Champion Plywood for 32 years before the
mill closed. Then he worked eight years for Willamette Industries, Sweet
Home Plywood Division, and later worked for Georgia Pacific Particleboard
Division until retiring in October of 1999.
He is survived by sons Scott Gates, of Salem, and Randal Gates, of
Albany; daughter Corinna Hutchens, of Salem; brothers Calvin "Ray" Gates,
of Lebanon, and Gerald Gates, of Aumsville; sisters Maxine Ferguson, of
Albany, Kay Nothiger, of Redmond, and Frances Postle, of Bellfountain,
Ore.; and nine grandchildren.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the American
Diabetes Association. They may be directed to Huston-Jost Funeral Home,
86 W. Grant St.; Lebanon, OR 97355.
Matthew Trevor Thurau
Matthew Trevor Thurau, 21, of Salem, died on Sunday, June 11.
A celebration of life was held by family and friends.
He was born on March 20, 1980, in Lebanon, the son of Nancy and Tim
Thurau. He attended Sprague High School, Judson Middle School and Sumpter
Grade School. He was employed at Pacific Sunwear in the Salem Center Mall.
He is survived by his mother, Nancy Thurau of Salem; father and step-mother
Tim and Brenda Thurau of Salem; brother and sister-in-law, Michael and
Jamie Thurau of Franklin, Pa.; grandparents Troy and Virginia Holt of Lebanon
and Joyce Taylor of Sacramento, Calif.; fiancee Amber Tandy of Bend; uncles
Jim Holt of Salem and Charles Holt of Atlanta, Ga.; and many friends.
Edward J. Yost
Edward J. Yost, 70, of Lebanon, died Thursday, Dec. 12, at Samaritan
Lebanon Community Hospital.
Funeral Mass was held on Dec. 18, at St. Edwards Catholic Church.
He was born Oct. 27, 1932, in Scio, the son of Fredrick and Josephine
(Bender) Yost. He worked as a farm hand before entering the United States
Navy in 1954.
In 1955, he married Janis Sipes in Silverton. They raised four children
together. She died before him.
In the late 1990s, he married Lois Thom.
He worked as a machinist for many years.
Mr. Yost was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American
Legion, St. Edwards Catholic Church in Lebanon. He was active in the Elk's,
Shriner's, Eagles and Moose.
He is survived by his wife, Lois Yost of Lebanon; children Catherine
White of Covington, Wash., Karen Garner and Christopher Yost, both of Spokane,
Wash., and Martin Yost of Tukwila, Wash.; step-children Jerald Weigel of
Marshfield, Wisc., Teresa Birge of Medford, Wisc. and Penny Weigel of Lebanon;
brothers Joseph Yost of Mill City, Frank P. Yost of Sublimity, Benjamin
Yost of Scio, and Richard Yost of Missouri; sister Teresa of Woodburn;
and eight grandchildren.
Son Michael Yost, a sister and two brothers died before him.
Kathleene May Bishop
Kathleene May Bishop, 88, formerly of Lebanon, died Thursday, March
27, at the home of her nephew in Brownsville.
A graveside service was held at the Lebanon I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Lebanon.
She was born May 14, 1914, in Lincoln, Ark., the daughter of George
W. and Lillie Bertha (Goldman) Bell.
On Nov. 17, 1930, she married William Joseph Bishop, in Stillwater,
Okla. The moved to Lebanon in 1979. Her husband died on Jan. 2, 1990. She
had most recently lived with her nephew in Brownsville.
Mrs. Bishop is survived by brother Joe Bell of Missouri; sisters Bobbie
Balding of Santa Cruz, Calif., Betty Strider of California, and Diana Ward
of Lebanon; and nephew and his wife Steve and Robyn Edding of Brownsville.
Two brothers and four sisters died before her.
Glenna C. Lee
Glenna C. Lee, 69, of Lebanon died Monday, Sept. 4, 2000, at the Mennonite
Home in Albany.
Funeral Services were held Saturday, Sept. 9 at the Huston-Jost Funeral
Lee was born February 12, 1931, in Oklahoma, the daughter of John and
Pauline (Jones) McGehee. She married Jesse Lee on March 25, 1950. They
moved to Oregon in 1960. In 1962, they moved to California, where they
lived six years before moving back to Lebanon. Lee moved to Willamette
Manor in Lebanon in 1997 and later moved to the Mennonite Home in Albany.
Lee enjoyed rock hunting the agate beds with her father. She enjoyed
cooking, gardening and listening to music. She was an avid bowler while
in California. She was a member of Eastern Star, a homemaker and mother
of five children.
Lee was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Lee; brother Frank
McGehee of Oakdale, Calif.; and father John McGehee.
She is survived by her mother Pauline McGehee; daughters Paula Matthiensen
of Vancouver, Wash., Sandy Zarella of Lebanon, Shirley Priepke of Albany,
Georgia Sevigny-Danna of Lincoln City, and Mary Hermans of Lebanon; sister
Shirley Barcells of Oakdale, Calif.; sister-in-law Roberta McGehee of Oakdale,
Calif.; 12 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the charity of the donor's
choice and sent to the Huston-Jost Funeral Home, 86 W. Grant St., Lebanon,
Francis E. Bresler
Francis E. Bresler, 73, of Lebanon, died on Saturday, April 7, at his
A memorial service with Masonic Rites was held on Monday, April 23,
at St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Lebanon.
He was born in Ute, Iowa, the son of C.T. "Hoot" and Laura (Nathlich)
Bresler. He moved to Oregon with his parents in 1941. He graduated from
Eugene High School. He attended the University of Oregon, studying architecture,
before joining the U.S. Navy Air Corps. Following the service, he moved
to the Portland area and attended Vanport College.
Bresler married Patricia Mauney on Nov. 22, 1950, in Eugene. The couple
moved to Lebanon in 1952. He worked as a shoe manager for Britton's Department
Store. He owned and operated a surplus store, Bresler's PX. He became sales
manager for Bird Chevrolet, and later held a real estate broker's license.
He was a member and Past Master of Lebanon Masonic Lodge 44 and a member
of Bailey Chapter Royal Arch Masons, Baker Valley Scottish Rite, Al Kader
Shrine Temple, Marguerite Chapter Order of the Eastern Star, and Lebanon
Elks Lodge 1663. He served on the Linn County American Cancer Society Board
of Directors. He was a member of the Oregon Pilots Association and the
Metolius Home Owners Association. He was also a member of St. Martin's
He is survived by his wife, Patty, of Lebanon; daughters Amy, of Albany,
Terry Potter, of Eugene; sons Michael, of Princeton, N.J., and Shawn, of
Powell Butte; and three grandchildren.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to Evergreen Hospice
or the American Cancer Society. They may be directed to Huston-Jost Funeral
Home, 86 W. Grant St., Lebanon, OR 97355.
Renee M. Murphy
Renee M. Murphy, 78, of Corvallis, formerly of Brownsville, died on
Saturday, June 9, at Corvallis Manor.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, June 13, at St. Edward's Catholic
Church. Private burial followed at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.
She was born Aug. 6, 1922, in Welkenraedt, Belgium, the daughter of
Pierre and Catherine (Schroeder) Celen. She married Joseph Murphy in Welkenraedt
on July 31, 1945. They moved to Seattle Wash., in 1947. From 1950 to 1956,
the couple farmed in California, Montana and Halsey. In 1965, they moved
to Renton, Wash. They lived in Brownsville and Seattle Wash., from 1960
to 1969. In the early 1980s, she was the hostess and curator for the Moyer
House in Brownsville. She moved into Corvallis Manor in 1989. Her husband
died on Sept. 15, 1993.
She was a member of the Catholic Church and attended Holy Trinity Mission
in Brownsville and St. Mary's Catholic Church in Corvallis.
She is survived by her sons, Daniel Murphy of Albany and Michael Murphy
of Beaverton, and grandchildren Jordan, Peter and Alla Murphy. A brother,
Leo Celen, died in a German prison camp.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the National
Psoriasis Foundation. They may be directed to Huston-Jost Funeral Home,
86 W. Grant St., Lebanon, OR 97355.
Walter Harvey Bowers
Walter Harvey Bowers, 85, of Lebanon, died on Tuesday, June 11, at
Villa Cascade Care Center.
A memorial service was held on June 18 at Lebanon First Baptist Church.
Huston-Jost Funeral Home handled the arrangements.
He was born March 29, 1917, in Eugene, the son of Walter and Lottie
(Hayden) Bowers. He completed school in Eugene.
On July 1, 1939, he married Evalina Briggs in Vancouver, Wash.
He moved to the Lacomb area in 1942 and later moved to Lebanon.
He worked as a timber faller for Snow Peak Logging for many years until
He was an active member of Lacomb Baptist Church and Lebanon First
Baptist Church. He served as a board member and trustee and taught Sunday
school at both churches.
He is survived by his wife, Evalina of Lebanon; daughters Donna Lee
Jackson of Columbus, Ohio, and Sandra Kay Massey of Springfield; sister
Winona Romane of Eugene; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and
Daughter Jewel Yvonne Bowers died before him.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Bridgecreek
Specialized Care Facility, 1401 12th St., Lebanon, OR 97355.
Walter J. Westberry
Walter J. Westberry, 87, of Lebanon, died Monday, Oct. 21, at Samaritan
Lebanon Community Hospital.
Funeral services were held Oct. 24 at Workman and Steckly Funeral Chapel.
Private inurnment took place at Union Cemetery in Crawfordsville. Workman
and Steckly Funeral Chapel handled the arrangements.
He was born June 28, 1915, in Paducah, Texas, the son of William Robert
and Rosa Lee (Parton) Westberry. He lived in Texas and Oklahoma before
moving to Sweet Home during World War II. He worked for Willamette Industries
Plywood Mill in Foster for many years.
On Oct. 6, 1959, he married Rachel Jones, in Stevenson, Wash. She died
on Nov. 27, 1994.
He was a member of the Old Time Fiddlers.
Mr. Westberry is survived by daughters Janet Seiber of Sweet Home,
Evette Smith and Rosie Westberry, both of Oklahoma, and Susan Hand of Sweet
Home; sons Bobby Westberry of Monroe, John Hand of Sweet Home, Stan Hand
of Salem and Butch Hand of Lebanon; grandchildren including Jessie, Jeffrey,
Billy, Debbie, Mary, and John; sisters Elsie J. Jutton of Washington, Annie
White of Texas and Hazel V. Carter of Louisiana; and good friend Ramona.
Son Benny and brothers William, Ernest, Robert, Dockmarton "Buck" and
Wallace Westberry all died before him.
Bernice M. Walen
Bernice M. Walen, 86, of Madera, Calif., died Monday, March 3, in Fresno,
Graveside services were held Friday, March 7, at Clovis Cemetery.
She was born Oct. 3, 1916, in Lacomb, the daughter of Wayne and Rachel
(Hyder) Downing. She graduated from Lebanon High School in 1935.
She married Erwin Walen in Albany. They then moved to Fresno, Calif.,
Mrs. Walen belonged to the Fresno Sierra Heights Baptist Church.
She is survived by daughter Delores Scheihing of Fresno, Calif.; son
Dallas Burford of Kasilof, Alaska; sister Ferris Schaekman and Marie Eby
of Lacomb; six grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren.
Her husband, Erwin; son Jerry Burford; and granddaughter Joan Hamitt
all died before her.