OBITUARIES

David Elliot Smith

DAVID ELLIOT SMITH, Nov. 15, 1943-Nov. 6, 2022 On November 15, 1943, David Elliot Smith was born to Harry M. Smith and Jean H. Schumann in La Jolla, California. His parents and siblings, Steve and Karen, watched him grow up and earn his Eagle Scout award and later graduate from[Read More…]

Thelma Gillespie

THELMA GILLESPIE Nov. 26, 1920-Oct. 18, 2022 Thelma Gillespie was born on Thanksgiving Day and what a blessing she was to her family. She was nearly 102 years old when she went to be with the Lord on October 18th. Thelma grew up in Fresno, Ca. and went to Pepperdine[Read More…]

James A. Willhite

James Willhite was born in Portland, Ore. and graduated from Benson High School. Through studies at various locations including Oregon State University, he became a registered professional engineer. He worked for the Bureau of Public Roads and the Federal Highway Administration for 36 years in Vancouver, Wash., Boise Id., and[Read More…]

Donald Edwin Fleischmann

D. Fleischmann Donald Fleischmann, a Salem-Keizer resident for 72 years, died on July 15, 2019. He was 93 years old. He was in the Salem Hospital with an infection when he suffered a stroke a few days before he died.   The Willamette Valley has always been home to him. Don was born[Read More…]

Charles Wallace Shirley

Charles Wallace Shirley Charles “Chuck” Shirley went to be with the Lord peacefully on July 25. He was born in Detroit, Mich., on March 8, 1927 and died July 25, 2019 at his home in Keizer, Ore., surrounded by loved ones. Chuck met his first wife, Marna, in Detroit, MI[Read More…]

Judith Davidson Todd

Judith Davidson Todd Judith Davidson Todd, born July 27, 1947, in Medford, Ore., passed away from lymphoma on July 27, 2019, in Bend, Ore. Judi was the “chosen child” of Roy and Alice Davidson, adopted through the Boy’s and Girl’s Aid and lovingly raised in Portland, Ore. Judi was predeceased[Read More…]

Lucille May Zandol

Lucille May Zandol Lucy passed away peacefully at Salem Hospital, with her husband Ken, children and grandchildren by her side. Lucy was born in Japan to Toshiko and Maurice Irish. After six months, the family moved to Washington, Germany, and then to Ft. Ord, Calif., where Lucy’s father was a drill[Read More…]

Nancy Jean (Ferris) Baier

Nancy Jean Baier, 85, left her family and friends on Saturday, June 29. She was born in Carroll, NE to Harry and Marie Ferris, the first of five children. Nancy grew up on a farm and taught school in the Carroll area. Nancy met the love of her life, Alfred[Read More…]

Jeffrey William Taylor

Jeffrey Taylor Jeffrey Taylor, son of Jim and Betty Jean Taylor, father to James Taylor, husband to Madeline Taylor and dear friend to many, has tragically passed away in an automobile accident on Highway 99 in Junction City, Ore.  Jeff attended McNary High School in Keizer and graduated from Willamette[Read More…]

Lecinda Sue (Kmetko) Mitchell

Lecinda Sue (Kmetko) Mitchell (March 2, 1944), following several long battles with cancer, died at home in Keizer, on May 31, 2019. Thomas Mitchell, her husband of more than 55 years, and children Jason Mitchell and Leslie Mitchell, were by her side.    Born in Ravenna, Ohio to Keith and Wilma (Biles)[Read More…]