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Joyce Elaine Lingle - 1936 - 2019

Joyce Lingle passed away June 19, 2019, in McMinnville, Oregon, with her children surrounding her with love and support. Joyce Elaine Rasmussen was born March 8, 1936, at her parent’s home in Lexington, Washington. Her parents were Walter and Clara (Brenner) Rasmussen. Joyce graduated from Kelso High School in 1954. She attended Lower Columbia College in Longview. In 1955, she married Merlyn J.

Patricia Cruchelow - 1927 - 2019

Patricia Cruchelow spent her youth in Urbandale, Iowa. After graduating high school, she went to work for West Des Moines National Bank. She married Harry Cruchelow and together started raising a family. In 1962, the family moved to Oregon for a new job and a climate change. Pat also worked at West Gresham Grade School for many years as "Pat the Lunch Lady." She is survived by children, grandchildren and

Mina Lucille DeGraff - 1918 - 2019

Mina Lucille DeGraff went to be with the Lord on June 17, 2019. She was born March 8, 1918, to Wilbur and Fuchsia L. (Dinwiddie) Nuckols. She lived on the farm until moving in 1937 to McMinnville, Oregon. Mina worked for the Palm Café as an assistant cook and later at Oakwood Glen as a cook. She loved her church and until later years was very active in teaching Sunday school and working in Women’

Amos E. Eash - 1924 - 2019

Amos E. Eash was born February 3, 1924. He passed away peacefully in his sleep June 16, 2019, at the age of 95. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Mennonite Central Committee’s  Give More Water  project in Kenya and Tanzania. A donation registry has been created in his name at  donate.mcc.org .  Amos’ family will be holding a memorial servic

Patricia A. Steward - 1942 - 2019

Patricia Ann Steward passed away June 15, 2019, in her home in McMinnville, Oregon, with her daughter by her side. Patty was 76 years old. She was born in 1942 in Klamath Falls, Oregon. Her father, Lyle Pfeiffer, was a rancher and her mother, Bernice Pfeiffer, cared for the family and home. Her family moved to Yamhill, Oregon, when Patty was in sixth grade. She graduated from Yamhill-Carlton High School in

Virginia June Prather - 1921 - 2019

Virginia June Prather passed away June 14, 2019, in McMinnville, Oregon. She was born March 3, 1921, in Tonganoxie, Kansas, to Willis E. and Rosella (McNulty) Peters, and was the oldest of three children. The family moved to Spearman, Texas, in 1932, where she graduated high school in 1938. She married John LeRoy (J.L.) Prather in Borger, Texas, in 1939. Before moving to Oregon in 1949, the family lived

William (Bill) Carl Eads Jr. - 1944 - 2019

McMinnville has lost one of its greatest citizens, the one and only "Bottle Bill." Bill passed away May 27, 2019. He was born August 28, 1944, in Dallas, Oregon, to father W.M. Carl Eads and mother Elsie Barker. He was the oldest of three, with a brother, David, and sister, Sheron. Bill's aunt Eleanor Boyer and Alma Youmans were also very special to Bill throughout his life. Bill lived w

John Suemper Alin - 1940 - 2019

John Suemper Alin of McMinnville, Oregon, separated from his increasingly uncooperative body June 8, 2019, leaving behind a lifetime of love, laughter and adventures. Known as Papa to many, Jack grew a combined family with Susie, his wife of 42 years, including five children, a series of good dogs and one or two bad ones, and too many exchange students and NPR-listening farm animals to be counte

F.H. "Skip" Saunders - 1938 - 2019

F.H. (Skip) Saunders passed away Saturday, June 8, 2019, at the age of 81 after struggling with health issues over the past few years. Skip was born March 18, 1938, in Newberg, Oregon, the son of Bill and Marcella Saunders. He spent his early years in the Aloha/Huber area. After his freshman year at Beaverton High School, his family, which now included his younger sister, Marcia, moved to Salem, where

Ivor Thomas Groman - 1933 - 2019

The son of Edward and Ivah Kimbrel Groman, Tom was born April 29, 1933, in Dodge City, Kansas. He was raised and schooled all over the United States, as his family moved frequently. From 1952 to 1956, he served our country in the Air Force. He married Virginia Kathryn Blum on November 5, 1955. Tom and Virginia received Jesus Christ as their savior on July 4, 1962, while watching a Billy Graham Crusade. T

Scotty Michael Scott - 1950 - 2019

A Celebration of Life for Scotty will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, June 29, at the American Legion Hall, 126 N.E. Atlantic St., McMinnville, Oregon.

Fred Sterling Owen - 1930 - 2019

Fred Sterling Owen passed on May 6, 2019. He was born June 27, 1930, at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky, to father Marion Thompson Owen and mother Nancy Mullins Owen, with one sister, Juanna Claire Owen (Kennon). He attended public schools in Louisville and high school in Anchorage, Kentucky, Class of 1948. Fred enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1948, and then reenlisted in 1951, serving around USS Newport News (Plank O

Gordon (Gordy) Randall Sellars - 1940 - 2019

Gordon Randall Sellars, 78, of Newberg, Oregon, formerly of Klamath Falls, passed on Tuesday, June 4, 2019. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Karen Sellars; son, Kevin Sellars; daughter, Jennifer (Eric) White; his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Roger Dawes, Roger (Jan) Keely, Dwayne Keely and Machelle McDonald; grandchildren, Morgan, Noah, Wesley, Amanda, Annalise, and Ashlyn; nephews, Mi

Richard Norwood - 1962 - 2019

Richard Norwood passed peacefully in his sleep June 6, 2019. He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Richard Norwood; and his mother, Judith Vizciano. Survivors are wife, Darla Norwood; daughters, Desiree Russell, Sarah Conner and Koralee Norwood; and sons, Rick Norwood and Gregory Norwood.

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