Irene F. Wolfenbarger
May 27, 1920 – Sept. 24, 2017
Resident of Portland, OR
The family will be holding a private service at Willamette Memorial Park Cemetery, Albany, OR.
Arrangements entrusted by Funerals @ Hubbard Chapel.
Michael G. McCausland
May 20, 1941 – May 3, 2017
At the request of the family, service will be private.
Arrangements entrusted by Funerals @ Hubbard Chapel.
Readers’ Choice: Best Funeral Home
by Special to the Statesman Journal
Weddle Funeral Services is honored to have won Best Funeral Services two years in a row and has served the Stayton area since 1917. Even though the business changed hands in 2008, the new owners are folks rooted in Stayton, and Weddle’s continues to be family owned and operated. The friendly staff are experienced and kind, helping maintain a warm, welcoming and comfortable environment. They do their best to honor all requests of any family traditions or practices. Because it is important to serve the entire family, they also provide toys and activities to keep children occupied. Weddle’s offers affordable services and exceptional value with compassion and care.
The same management staff and owners are involved with both locations.
March 18, 1929 – March 26, 2015
Hans Hoogendam went to be with his lord and savior on Thursday, March 26th, surrounded by wife of 63 years, his four children, grandson, Ian Hoogendam, and granddaughter, Katrina Rimes. You are invited to join the family as they honor the life of Hans Hoogendam, Thursday, April 2nd at 2:00 pm at the Tigard Foursquare Church, 13720 SW Pacific Hwy, Tigard, OR 97224
Private interment in Holland
Website for Tigard Foursquare Church http://www.foursquare.org/
Arrangements entrusted to Funerals @ Hubbard Chapel.
Serving Woodburn & Hubbard OR.
WILSONVILLE, Ore. (KOIN 6) — More than 150 of the people laid to rest at Wilsonville’s Pleasant View Cemetery are veterans. But the flag pole that flies over their graves is rusted and in need of repair.
Enter Dawson During, a 14-year-old Boy Scout aiming to become an Eagle Scout.
“This is where I really thought I could do something,” said Durig. “I felt like we should do something to honor them because they put their lives on the line for our liberty.”
The teen and his Boy Scout troop will sand away the rust and repaint the pole that was first planted at the cemetery 45 years ago. The cemetery itself dates to the 1800s.
Durig said his inspiration is his grandfather.
During World War II, Bill Durig flew 32 missions on a B-17 over Germany, and while Durig never met his grandpa, his service left a lasting impression.
“Five years ago I learned what he had done and that’s when it struck me, wow, these guys really are heroes,” the teen said.
Durig plans to install a granite slab at the pole’s base and engrave it with the names of the Veterans buried at the cemetery. Then, he’ll adorn each of their grave sites with a bronze medallion.
“It has to be more of a community effort to take care of these,” City Councilor Charlotte Lehan said. “We’ve had a lot of Eagle Scout projects at the cemetery to restore some of our stones and other work. But this is definitely the most ambitious one.”
It’s a $6,500 project and if you’d like to help, you can make tax-deductible donations to Boy Scout Troop 194 to 29030 SW Town Center Loop E., Suite 202-194 in Wilsonville. Checks should be made to “Dawson Durig Eagle Project” in the memo field.
“I think they should receive some recognition or last medal of honor, in a way,” he said.
More than 150 deceased military veterans will receive one final honor this spring, if Dawson Durig gets his way.
The Wilsonville High School freshman, a member of local Boy Scout Troop 194, is working his way through an ambitious Eagle Scout project that seeks to spruce up nearby Pleasant View Cemetery and honor the 169 veterans buried there.In the course of his three-part Eagle project, Dawson this April first will clean and repaint the cemetery’s flagpole, which was placed there in 1969 by Sherwood’s American Legion. In March, a granite slab measuring 42 by 36 inches, engraved with the names of the veterans buried at the cemetery, will be placed at the flagpole’s base.
“That’s going to be the hub of my Eagle project,” Dawson said. “The flagpole is the center, and the spokes will be these medallions.”
Each veteran’s gravesite will be adorned with a solid bronze medallion that commemorates the veteran’s service. Made in Ohio, the medallions honor veterans of seven wars spanning two centuries. They will sit flush with the ground, to avoid destruction from lawnmowers, and will be securely attached with stainless steel bolts that are expected to endure nearly a century of Oregon weather. [Read more…]
Hubbard Chapel has been open for a year as an events center, but it has now expanded to offer funeral services.Not only has manager Terrie Davis been in the funeral business for 30 years, but owners Randy and Carrie Durig also own Weddle Funeral Services in Stayton. The same staff at Weddle is available at Hubbard Chapel, offering complimentary preneed consultations, on-call services, a funeral coach, memorial markers, burials, cremation, embalming and, of course, ceremonies for funerals, celebrations of life and memorials.
Joining Davis, a licensed funeral director, on staff is Janie Woodward, manager of the Weddle location, who brings 26 years of experience.
“We have pre-planning available and we provide the option to transfer to Hubbard Chapel without loss of benefits,” Davis said. “We offer pre-planning information at no cost.”
Having established relationships with area cemeteries, Davis, who used to work in Woodburn, is happy to be back in the area. She said they have already held some funerals in the chapel.
“I think this will give families an alternative with good professional services at a low cost,” she said.
Still, Davis is working to get the word out about Hubbard Chapel ‘s new feature by visiting local nursing homes and joining local organizations like Woodburn Kiwanis and the Woodburn Area Chamber of Commerce. Hubbard Chapel did a ribbon cutting during the chamber’s Greeters event Oct. 31, shortly after the Oregon Mortuary and Cemetery Board licensed Hubbard Chapel as a funeral home.
Davis said it’s important that a loved one is in the care of Hubbard Chapel from start to finish.
“When they’re in our care, they’re not sent somewhere else,” she said.
Hubbard Chapel was built in 1892 as the First Congregational Church of Hubbard. The congregation, now United Church of Christ, sold the building to the Durigs, who restored it while still keeping the historic feel. The church still meets at the location every Sunday morning, but Hubbard Chapel opened predominantly as an events center in November 2013.
Hubbard Chapel’s motto is “celebrating life from beginning to end,” meaning that, in addition to funerals, Hubbard Chapel also hosts weddings, birthday parties, conferences, holiday parties and even community classes. For more information, call 503-767-7700 or email HubbardChapel@gmail.com.
Lindsay Keefer covers Hubbard, Mount Angel and St. Paul. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-765-1193.
STAYTON – Virginia Lee Honeywell, loving mother, daughter, sister, grandmother and friend, went to be with the Lord on July 25th after a courageous battle with cancer. Born to Wylie Monroe McCoy and Vianona Stroud in Jerusalem, Arkansas on November 27, 1937.
Virginia moved to Mapleton, Oregon with her mother and step father in 1949 and entered the 6th grade. She graduated from Mapleton High School in 1955. She attended Eugene Beauty College and after graduation built a beauty shop in Mapleton, OR. She was the administrator of the board for barbers and hair dressers. She was the First woman to graduate from the National Fire Academy and retired from the State of Oregon as Deputy State Fire Marshal. She served as Mayor for the City of Stayton and provided public service under 7 Governors, and was always involved with other civic duties.
Virginia was married to Ralph Honeywell September 13, 1959 and they moved to Pendleton, Oregon. They later moved to Baker, Ontario, Tigard and Salem before moving to Stayton in 1995. Ralph preceded her in death on July 9, 1999.
Virginia was a member of the Stayton and Molalla Moose lodges and had received the highest degree with the Women of the Moose several years ago. She enjoyed sewing, square dancing, puzzles, cooking, floral arranging, reading, camping and fishing and traveling.
She is survived by the love of her life, Charlie Meithof and their yorkie “Bart”; her children, Carmen Lea Honeywell, Jeffrey Eric Honeywell, Shelli LaNae Honeywell; sisters, Sandra Kay Mayberry, Kathy Jane Rhinehart; nine grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.
Contributions may be made in her memory to the American Cancer Society or youth education funding at Santiam and Cascade School Districts.
Funeral service will be held on Thursday, July 28th at 10:00 am at the Stayton Christian Church,189 E. Washington, Stayton. Interment in Gilliland Cemetery, Sweet Home, Oregon.
Sharon L. Hand
October 10, 1931 – August 19, 2010
Born in Mills, Nebraska Sharon moved to Canby as a child and then to Portland where she graduated from Roosevelt High School. She built a successful career becoming a supervisor at Leupuld & Stevens, where she worked for 22 years. She married Alfred Hand on April 16, 1982. Upon retirement they built a home together at the Coast and moved there in 1990. She was an avid reader and enjoyed reading about the lives of pioneer women. She also enjoyed gardening, hunting, traveling, exploring the Southwest. Sharon’s family was always her highest priority and greatest joy. we will cherish happy memories of many family gatherings, holidays and vactions. She is survived by husband, Al Hand of Stayton, sons; Dan Lawyer of Sandy, David Lawyer of Happy Valley, daughters; Kathy Gebe of Portland, Charlene Grubb of Portland , stepsons: Mike Hand of Tigard, Terry Hand of Hillsboro, 12 Grandchildren and 9 Great Grandchildren. Private family services will be held. Arrangements by Weddle Funeral Services
Online condolences to Weddle-Funeral.com
Aileen Fay Armstrong
May 29, 1928 ~ May 14, 2010
Aileen Fay Armstrong, 81, died on May 14, 2010, in Gates, OR, after an illness of a few months. Aileen was the daughter of the late George F. Armstrong and Lona May Cranford. Born in Barry, WA, Aileen spent much of her life on the South Carolina, California and Oregon coasts. She enjoyed the beach, gardening, and cats.
Surviving sons are Michael Cranford, Kenneth Kalmbach, Phillip Johnston, David Johnston, and Ronald Johnston. Surviving sisters are Mrs. Larry (Maxine) Johnston, Barbara Johnson, and Donna Witt. Aileen is predeceased by a son, Steven Kalmbach.
A private family memorial will be observed in July. The family wishes to thank the Schlies family at Green Mt. Ranch Adult Care Home in Gates, OR for the excellent care they gave Aileen. Memorial contributions can be sent either to ASPCA Special Giving, 520 8th Ave. 7th Floor, New York, NY 10018 (Attention Linda Tiramani), or the American Lung Association of the Mountain Pacific, 7420 SW Bridgeport Rd., Suite 200, Tigard, OR 97224.
Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services
Online Condolences at Weddle-Funeral.com