Priscilla E. Birch - 1920 - 2019

Priscilla Elizabeth (Bercow) Birch passed away on January 23, 2019 in Lincoln City, OR. She was born in Mamaroneck, NY on January 2, 1920, third of four children born to Samuel D. Bercow and Margaret L. (Rafferty) Bercow. Priscilla was a graduate of Mamaroneck High School and worked as a secretary before marrying David F. Birch of White Plains, NY. They travelled across the country, making their h

Harold Yasuo Tanaka - 1937 - 2019

On Jan 29, 2019 heaven welcomed a husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and servant to his community. Hal Tanaka passed away, surrounded by loved ones at his home in Dayton, Oregon. He was 81 years old. Hal was born in Shoshone, Idaho on Sept 10, 1937 to Ray Kazuo Tanaka and Marie Mitsuko Kono Tanaka. He graduated from Shoshone Highschool in Shoshone, Idaho in 1955, Linfield College (BA

Arthur J. "Jim" Vuylsteke Warwick - 1952 - 2019

ARTHUR J. “JIM” VUYLSTEKE WARWICK                Arthur J. “Jim” Vuylsteke Warwick, 66, a former resident of the McMinnville community, late of Forest Grove, died Friday afternoon, February 1, 2019 at the Willamette Valley Medical Center in McMinnville, Oregon.          &nbsp

Bobby Melton Sr. - 1941 - 2019

Bobby Melton Sr. passed away February 4th in McMinnville, Oregon. He was born April 6th 1941. He served in the US Navy and married Patricia Davis in 1961. They raised their family in McMinnville and moved to Reno, Nevada in 1985 and lived there until returning to McMinnville in 2016. He is survived by his wife(Patricia) his sons (Bobby jr., Darren, Ronald) 9 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren an

Carol Warner Christen - 1939 - 2018

Carol Warner Christen passed away on December 24, 2018, in Garibaldi Oregon. Was 79 years of age and resided on a ranch outside of Yamhill Oregon.Carol was born March 1, 1939 in Cleveland Ohio to Robert Warner and Dorothea Hotchkiss Warner. She was the sister of Robert Warner Jr. and had many cousins in the Cleveland area. Carol grew up in Massillon, Ohio where she attended Washington High School.

Cleo Albert Harding - 1931 - 2019

Cleo Albert Harding was born June 4, 1931 in New Rockford, North Dakota. He was the youngest of 12 children born to Thomas and Regina (Ehlers) Harding. Cleo passed away on January 23, 2019 in McMinnville, Oregon.The family farmed in the New Rockford area and Cleo attended one-room country schools. In 1943 the family moved to the St. Johns area of Portland. Cleo got his first job on a paper route a

Mary Hornig - 1955 - 2018

Mary Hornig died of complications of a brain tumor in Springfield, Oregon. Survived by husband, Chris Mini; father, Thomas Hornig (Salem); sister, Susan Hruza (McMinnville); and brother, Pat Hornig (San Jose). Predeceased by mother, Blanche Hornig.

Gary Douglas Blayney - 1946 - 2019

Gary D. Blayney passed away on January 20th, at the age of 72. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. To leave condolences, visit

Dede J. Stonebridge-O'Brien - 1945 - 2019

Dede Stonebridge-O'Brien, passed away suddenly at her home on January 5, 2019. Dede was born on May 26, 1945, in Bellevue Wa. She grew up in Issaquah Wa, where she graduated from high school. She was married to the love of her life, Robert R. O'Brien on October 30, 2012, after a 25 year engagement. Dede was passionate about her family and friends, in addition to gardening, her lifelong love of ani

Mark Alan Middleton - 1959 - 2019

Mark Alan Middleton passed away January 17, 2019 at his home in Lafayette. Services will be held Friday, January 25th at 3:00 pm at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Willamina. Viewing will be at the church the same day from 2:00-3:00. Macy and Son Funeral Directors handling the service.

Joseph Robert Budai - 1943 - 2018

Joseph Robert Budai was born September 1, 1943 in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, to Stephen and Anna Budai. His only brother, Billy, passed away as a child. Joseph was a man of impeccable integrity, and lived his life to the highest standards. He entered the U.S. Marine Corps in 1961, and was honored to be assigned to the U.S. President's service in 1963. He remained there until completing his tour of d

Alberta L. Contreras - 1927 - 2019

Alberta Louise (Schmauder) Contreras passed away peacefully January 10th after a short health battle. She was 91½ years old, had a sharp mind, and looked decades younger. She was a wonderful mother, and grandmother, and a friend to so many. She never met a stranger, and was filled with compassion for those she had just met. She was timeless, and beautiful both inside and out, never without

Cecil M. Ziegler - 1955 - 2019

On January 18, 2019, Cecil Ziegler, husband, father, brother, grandfather, and friend, passed away at age 63 from pancreatic cancer. Cecil, known as “Bud” to his family, was born March 26, 1955, to Cecil and Doris Ziegler of Carlton, Oregon. As the youngest of three children he grew up working on his family’s cherry and filbert orchards with his siblings Joyce Dietzman and John &

Wayne Barton - 1929 - 2018

After a long and well-fought battle with leukemia that ended in a  week-long stay at the VA hospital in Portland where he received excellent and gentle care, Wayne Allen Barton, valiant to the end, lost this final battle. Following a full moon, he flew peacefully into the clouds - his final mission - on September 26, 2018, surrounded by family. He was 89 years young. He will be missed. W

Marilyn J. Peery - 1924 - 2019

Marilyn Jean (Michels) Peery, a longtime McMinnville resident, died Saturday, January 12, 2019,at her home in Tillamook,Oregon. She was 94.Private family services and interment will be held.The daughter of William B. and Florence Michels, Marilyn was born in Shelbina, Missouri on August 29, 1924. Her family moved when she was an infant to Duncan,Oklahoma where she grew up.While in Duncan,she was a

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