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Larry Wattier Sr. - 1944 - 2019

Larry LeRoy Wattier Sr. passed away July 8, 2019, at his home in McMinnville, Oregon. A Memorial Service was held at 11:00 a.m. Friday July 12, 2019, at  Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Sheridan. Larry was born November 13, 1944, in Waukegan, Illinois, and grew up in Watertown, South Dakota. He attended Sky Ranch for Boys in Buffalo, South Dakota, where he put in over 300 hours learning h

Mary Etta Saxton Peters Skophammer - 1930 - 2019

Mary Etta Saxton Peters Skophammer, of McMinnville, Oregon, passed away July 16, 2019. Graveside services are pending with Macy & Son Funeral Directors.

Ruth (Eleanor) Buie - 1936 - 2019

Ruth (Eleanor) Buie passed away in her home July 5, 2019. She was 82 years old. She was ready to go to a better place and be with her Lord in peace. Ruth was born July 19, 1936, in Dallas, Texas, the oldest of four sisters, Gwen West of McMinnville, Rosa Byrum of Newberg, and Sharon Edwards, who preceded Ruth in death in 2017. Ruth had acquired an adopted sister, Donna Nelson of McMinnville. She had five children, M

Ingeborg "Inge" Eckberg - 1927 - 2019

Ingeborg “Inge” Eckberg passed away July 9, 2019, in Salem, Oregon. She was born August 3, 1927, in Vienna, Austria, one of 13 children of Milada and Joseph Drescher. She moved to the United States in 1947, and on August 9, 1947, she married Dale Jenner Eckberg. Dale passed away in 1990. Inge is survived by a nephew, Erwin Selix of Oregon City; a niece, Monika York of Salem; grandniec

James Forest Clawer - 1945 - 2019

Born in 1945 in Port Angeles, Washington, Jim spent most of his adult life in California, where he met his wife, Cheryl.  After raising their three daughters, Jim and Cheryl moved to Oregon in 1991. Diagnosed in September of 2018, he succumbed to cancer. He is survived by his wife, daughters, and multiple grandchildren. To say that James will be greatly missed is a vast understatement.

Bruce A. Murray - 1953 - 2019

Bruce A. Murray was born June 18, 1953, in Melrose, Massachusetts, to Alice and Lawrence Murray. He died unexpectedly July 7, 2019, at Willamette Valley Medical Center in McMinnville, Oregon. He lived most of his adult life in the Northeast, attending New England College in New Hampshire, where he made many lifelong friends. His early career was in the food and wine business, where he developed a great knowledge and love o

Carrie Dorotharine Whygle - 1932 - 2019

Carrie Dorotharine Whygle, or Dorothy as she was known by most, died peacefully Monday, July 8, 2019, with family by her side in McMinnville, Oregon. She was 86. Dorothy was a devoted mother to four surviving children, Larry Whygle of Dayton, Mike Whygle (Leanne) of Salem, Barbara Braun (Jim) of Dayton, and Cyndy Granger (Randy) of McMinnville. She was predeceased by one son, William Jackson “Jack

Constance L Dix - 1926 - 2019

Constance L. Dix  was born in 1926 to Wesley and Catherine Farnham in Shanghai, China. She spent her youth in Los Angeles County and graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in fashion finance. Realizing her financial acumen was nonetheless limited, Constance entered the typing pool for L.A. County Social Services. She went on to become a county supervisor in the Adult and Child Social Services Division, one of th

Karissa & William Fretwell - 1993-2019 & 2016-2019

At some point on May 14, 2019, Karissa Alyn Fretwell, age 25, and her son, William Alan, age 3, passed away. Karissa was born  August 9, 1993, in Hugo, Colorado, the youngest child of William Fretwell, deceased, and Nyla Bales of McMinnville, Oregon. She graduated from Morrison Alternative High School in Dallas, Oregon. She pursued her education, desiring someday to teach high school English. She wor

Rebecca (Underhill) Swenson - 1958 - 2019

Rebecca Ann “Becky” (Underhill) Swenson of McMinnville was born July 4, 1958, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Herbert and Rita Underhill of Pine River, Minnesota, and went to be with her Lord and Savior on her 61st birthday. A celebration of life will be held at 3:30 p.m. July 20, 2019, at Calvary Chapel, 1825 N.W. Second St. in McMinnville.

(Charles) Mark Molsee - 1956 - 2019

Mark Molsee, the youngest of five children, was born December 13, 1956, in White Salmon, Washington, to Alice and Charles Molsee. He loved farm life in rural Carson, Washington, where he lived his entire childhood. In high school, Mark became a logger who reveled in the beauty of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Soon after he met and accepted Jesus, he met his love, Connie Grissom, whom he married in 1979 in Eagle, Idaho.

Richard Joshua John Barney - 1991 - 2019

Richard Joshua John Barney was born February 22, 1991, to Donna Castro and Richard Barney in Klamath Falls, Oregon, and passed away June 28, 2019, in McMinnville, Oregon. Josh was an enrolled tribal member with The Klamath Tribes in Oregon. He grew up in Klamath Falls, Bonanza, Salem and McMinnville, and graduated from Chemawa Indian High School in 2010. Josh enjoyed nature and being in the w

Rebecca Ann (Underhill) Swenson - 1958 - 2019

Rebecca Ann “Becky” (Underhill) Swenson was born July 4, 1958, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Herbert and Rita Underhill of Pine River, Minnesota, and went to be with her Lord and Savior on her 61st birthday. She was married to John Swenson on September 12, 1992. Becky is survived by her parents; her children from a previous marriage, Brian Hulke (Kimi) of Grass Valley, Oregon, and Keith Hulke of Cord

Vernon V. Hinshaw - 1927 - 2019

Vernon V. Hinshaw was born July 21, 1927, to Virgil V. and Hazel (Reed) Hinshaw in Newberg, Oregon. He grew up in Newberg, attending school there for nine and a half years. He went to Greenleaf Academy in Greenleaf, Idaho, and graduated from Olney Friends School, a private Quaker college prep school in Barnesville, Ohio. He met and married Edith R. Johnson while at Olney, and returned to Newberg. In 1950, Vernon and Edie moved to Cen

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