mulberry bayswater colours July Obituaries
Lisa was born December 6, 1963, in Dallas, the daughter of Lawrence and Brenda (Moen) Hall. She moved to Lebanon in 1977 and attended Lacomb School, graduating from Lebanon Union High School in 1982. Lisa graduated from Oregon State University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism in 1990. She went on to work briefly for the Dallas Newspaper before going to work in marketing and sales for Oremet. She had worked the past 22 years for ATI Wah Chang as a senior business analyst.
Lisa was a member of St. Edward Catholic Church and the Catholic Daughters of America. She enjoyed camping, gardening and spending time with her family and children.
Lisa is survived by her children Larissa and Tristan Bass, mother Brenda Hall all of Lebanon; and sister Rena DeMello of Corvallis. She was preceded in death by her father Lawrence Hall in 2002. Saturday, July 23, 2016, at St. Edward Catholic Church, a luncheon will follow the service. Burial will be at Twin Oaks Memorial Gardens in Albany. Huston Jost Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the National Cancer Research Center, and sent in care of Huston Jost Funeral Home, 86 W. Grant St., Lebanon, OR 97355.
Jan. 31, 1927 July 19, 2016Shirley May Daue was born in Salem on Jan. 31, 1927, to Hazel Vivian Hurley and Desmond Victor Daue. For a short period of time, they lived at the historic Daue House located at 1095 Saginaw St. S. in Salem with Desmond’s mother, before moving in with Shirley’s grandparents at age 2, where she lived until age 22, helping out at the family dairy (Hurley’s) and riding horses in her free time. Shirley’s parents divorced when she was very young; but she remembers her father taking her to frequent softball games and trips to the park as she grew up.
Shirley met Ronald Creston Leonard around Thanksgiving in 1948. On their first date they attended a wrestling match together. According to Shirley, on their third date she slapped Ron for attempting to kiss her (Mom’s Story). At this first contact, as I understood it, Dad decided he was in love (his story). Ron Creston Leonard and Shirley May Daue were engaged on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 1949, and on April 3, 1949, they got married at Knights Memorial Church in Salem. They moved to Albany and together they had three children, Ronald Creston Leonard Jr. on Oct. 14, 1950; Debra Anne Leonard on Jan. 1, 1955; and Mark Allen Leonard on Sept. 6, 1957, born one day before his father’s birthday.
Shirley worked for Pacific NW Bell until Debra was born in 1950. She also worked for Oremet in the labs in the 1960s, she was a nurse’s aide, and she eventually retired from Stokely’s Van Camp sometime in the 1980s. Shirley has many fond memories of her children growing up, picnics, day trips and overnight trips to the beach, many trips to Reno (her husband taught her how to play blackjack).
Shirley is survived by her three children, numerous grandchildren, and great grandchildren, as well as her two sisters residing in Fresno and Dinuba, California (different dad) and a sister who resides in El Paso, Texas (different Mom). Shirley last saw her two sisters in California in December 2014, and the other sister living in El Paso in April 2015. San Francisco, the Redwoods, the Oregon Coast, Smith River, andGrand Canyon among other places. Shirley also enjoyed many trips locally in recent times, county fairs, parks, garage sales with Debra and Mark, trips to Ron’s home on the Wilson River in Tillamook, day trips and overnight trips with her family to various locations. She loved to sing, she loved to laugh. Dad said to me (Mark) that if he should pass on first, Mom would not be far behind him! Her husband of 53 years passed away in June 2002. To my father in heaven, Dad, I think it was her dog that kept her going all this time,
with a little help from her family. Here comes Mom!
June 6, 1956 July 17, 2016Laura J. Soto, 60, of Albany passed away on Sunday.
The daughter of Louis Giumelli and Peggy Finley was born in Fort Bragg, California. She married Randy Soto Sr. on March 3, 1993, in Harrisburg.
Laura enjoyed spending her time camping with her family, riding four wheelers, crafting, and woodworking when she could find the time. Most importantly she adored her children, grandchildren and prided herself on being a stay at home Grandma.
Laura is survived by her parents; her husband Randy Sr.; children Melanie Moe, Nina Aguilar, Andrew Soto, Randy Soto Jr. and Ashley Sanftleben; brother Ed Giumelli; sisters Teri Pilantz and Audrey Jacobson. She also had four grandchildren.
She will be missed by everyone that loved her so dearly.
Arrangements by Fisher Funeral Home.
Jan. 12, 1932 July 24, 2016Edward Slinger, 84, of Sweet Home passed away Sunday.
He was born in Portland to Choa and Violet (Roley) Slinger. He moved to California at an early age and lived in Redding, California.
Edward served in the United States Navy from March 1951 and was honorably discharged in February 1955. His duty was mostly overseas. He received the Korean Service Medal with one star, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.
In 1970 he moved to Sweet Home where he worked in sawmills including Bauman Mill of Willamette Industries.
Edward was the oldest standing member of the Eagles FOE in Albany, a member of the VFW in Sweet Home and the American Legion Post 51 in Lebanon.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting and playing cards.
Edward is survived by his wife, Dorothy Slinger of Sweet Home; son James Slinger and daughter Joey Noonchester, both of Newport; stepchildren Frank Slinger of Lebanon, David Banta of Platte City, Missouri, and Therese Misner of Crabtree; half brother Joe Spearfish of South Dakota; eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Steve, the fifth of nine children, was born April 1, 1937 to Wallace and Alice Murdoch and spent his first 34 years in Montana’s Sun River Valley. He met and married Arlene Christensen in 1968. After high school, he was a truck driver for the family business, and then Rice Truck Lines eventually becoming a dispatcher and manager for the Montana division of Dixon Brothers Inc. until his retirement in 2004.
In 2005, Steve and Arlene moved to Tangent, in Oregon’s beautiful mid Willamette Valley in search of milder winters. A smaller home and yard gave them more time to enjoy each other. Steve enjoyed volunteering for Habitat for Humanity Restore until becoming ill.
Steve is survived by his wife of 48 years, his two sons; Wallace of Santa Monica, California, and Adam (Chris) of Portland. Brothers, Gary of Havre, Montana; Robert of Great Falls, Montana; and sisters, Clarice Jacobson of Sun River, Montana; Evelyn Comier of Hayward, California; Karen Wilcox of San Francisco, California; and Marilyn Davis of Great Falls, Montana, also survive. He is preceded in death by his father, mother, brother James and sister Marge.