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The Woodburn Independent - Obituaries

SUBMITTED - George Bernards
April 08, 2015

George A. Bernards

by Woodburn Independent
October 14, 1919 - March 25, 2015 George A. Bernards died at the age of 95 on March 25, 2015. George was born Oct. 14, 1919 in St. Paul to Frank and Charlotta (VanLoo) Bernards. He lived his…
SUBMITTED - Orville Mott
March 25, 2015

Orville Mott

by Woodburn Independent
May 7, 1922 - March 13, 2015 Orville Mott, 92, passed into the arms of the Lord on March 13, 2015. He is survived by his best friend and longtime companion Leah Arriaga, son James (Shirley),…
SUBMITTED - Elmer Lee Hoffman
March 25, 2015

Elmer Lee Hoffman

by Woodburn Independent
December 29, 1919 - March 18, 2015 Elmer Lee Hoffman was born Dec. 29, 1919, in Dayton, Wash., to Emma Irene Carver and Albert Lynn Hoffman. He had a brother, Lynn, and sister, Mable. Elmer…
SUBMITTED - Elbert Driver
March 25, 2015

Elbert "Al" Dale Driver

by Woodburn Independent
July 5, 1930 - March 20, 2015 Elbert “Al” Dale Driver, born July 5, 1930, to Lloyd and Ferne (Hostetler) Driver in Wichita, Kan., passed away March 20, 2015. He was 84. At the age of 6, his…
March 11, 2015

Concepcion "Concha" Leyva

by Woodburn Independent
December 23, 1937 - February 28, 2015 Concha, a longtime resident of the Woodburn area passed away on Saturday the 28th of February. She was 77 years young. Concha was born on Dec. 23, 1937 in…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED - John Cox
March 04, 2015

John Jay Cox

by Woodburn Independent
April 28, 1955 - March 2, 2015 John Jay Cox, 59, passed away after an eight-year battle with Frontotemporal dementia in Woodburn, where he and his wife, Lorrie, resided for 10 years. John…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Elvira Sollid
March 04, 2015

Elvira Sollid

by Woodburn Independent
January 25, 1914 - February 22, 2015 Elvira Sollid was born in Flaxton, N.D., on Jan. 25, 1914, and passed away peacefully in Woodburn on Feb. 22, 2015. She had celebrated her 101st birthday…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED - Sylvia Ortiz-Cordero
March 04, 2015

Sylvia Luz Ortiz-Cordero

by Woodburn Independent
June 20, 1925 - February 23, 2015 Sylvia Luz Ortiz-Cordero, of Woodburn, died at the age of 89 on Feb. 23, 2015. Sylvia was born June 20, 1925, in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, to Luis and Julia…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED - Allen Arnold
February 25, 2015

Allen Rey Arnold

by Woodburn Independent
November 12, 1962 - February 9, 2015 Allen Rey Arnold was born in Carmel, Calif., on the 12th of November, 1962. He passed away on Monday, Feb. 9, due to a motor vehicle accident. He was 52. The…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED - Rose Pirelli
February 25, 2015

Rose Salandra Pirelli

by Woodburn Independent
November 29, 1927-February 20, 2015 Rose Salandra Pirelli passed away in Hubbard on Feb. 20, 2015. She was born in Arcavacata di Rende, Italy, a small hamlet of Rende in the province of Cosenza.…

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Feb 18, 2015

James Eugene Gerety

by Woodburn Independent
April 21, 1930 - February 10, 2015 James Eugene Gerety, of Woodburn, died at the age of 84 on Feb. 10, 2015. James was born April 21, 1930, in Effingham, Kan., to Richard and Anna (Sullivan)…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED - Frank 'Scott' Payne
Feb 11, 2015

Frank Scott Payne

by Woodburn Independent
June 30, 1921 - February 5, 2015 Frank “Scott” Payne, of Woodburn, died Feb 5, 2015. He was born June 30, 1921, in Alton, Mo. He was married to Lillian Jane Hillhouse in La Grande in September…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED - Wilma Systma
Feb 11, 2015

Wilma Sytsma

by Woodburn Independent
March 14, 1939 - February 4, 2015 Wilma Sytsma, of Woodburn, passed with peace and grace on Feb. 4, 2015, with her family at her side. Predeceased by her loving husband, Garrett, in 2003, and…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED - Emily Noble
Feb 17, 2015

Emily Vass Noble

by Woodburn Independent
September 10, 1922 - January 21, 2015 Emily Noble, 92, of Woodburn passed peacefully on Jan. 21, 2015. She was born in Greenville, S.C., to James Leland and Hallie (Covington) Vass. During her…
Feb 11, 2015

Donald Quentin Lemen

by Woodburn Independent
June 28, 1923 - February 4, 2015 Donald Quentin Lemen, of Woodburn, died at the age of 91 on Feb. 4, 2015. He was born June 28, 1923, in Bend, to Edward and Alma (Hood) Lemen. Donald graduated…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED - William Engleman
Feb 11, 2015

William Karl Engleman

by Woodburn Independent
October 11, 1932 - February 3, 2015 William Karl Engelman, of Hubbard, died at the age of 82 on Feb. 3, 2015. He was born Oct. 11, 1932 in Woodburn to Karl and Grace (Swetland) Engelman. William…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED - Frank Flerchinger
Feb 11, 2015

Frank Edward Flerchinger Jr.

by Woodburn Independent
August 27, 1937 - February 1, 2015 Frank Edward Flerchinger, Jr., died at the age of 77 on Feb.1, 2015, due to metastatic stomach cancer. Frank was born Aug. 27, 1937, in Woodburn to Frank and…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED - Jean Wakefield
Feb 11, 2015

Jean Wakefield

by Woodburn Independent
August 14, 1932 - January 27, 2015 Former Woodburn resident Margaret Jean Wakefield, 82, passed away on Jan. 27, 2015, at a Medford hospital. Born in McBain, Mich., in 1932, the daughter of…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED - Gloria Mandal
Feb 17, 2015

Gloria Jean Mandal

by Woodburn Independent
February 27, 1926 - February 27, 2015 Gloria J. Mandal was born Feb. 27, 1926, to Williams John “Scotty” and Annie Hawkins of Watford City, N.D. She passed away Feb. 7, 2015, in Salem. She…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED - Bertie Blem
Feb 03, 2015

Bernard "Bernie" Francis Blem

by Woodburn Independent
October 7, 1927 - January 28, 2015 Bernard Francis Blem, of Woodburn, died at the age of 87 on Jan. 28, 2015. He was born Oct. 7, 1927, in Pembina, N.D., to John and Mary Blem. Bernie moved to…