The Woodburn Independent - Obituaries

June 29, 2016

Phillip Homer Goulet

by Woodburn Independent
May 27, 1938 - June 19, 2016 “Farmer” Phil Goulet of Salem, Oregon passed away June 19th, in Redmond, Oregon while attending a horse show. Phil is survived by his dog Laura, daughter Kim Puleo…
SUBMITTED - Benny Dickenson
June 22, 2016

Benny Louise Dickenson

by Woodburn Independent
August 16, 1929 - June 12, 2016 Benny Dickenson was born August 16, 1929, in Bozeman, MT. She came to Oregon as a young girl and married George Ray Dickenson in 1947. Benny had a full life with…
SUBMITTED - Dale Johnson
June 22, 2016

Dale Elburn Johnson

by Woodburn Independent
September 24, 1920 - June 15, 2016 Dale E. Johnson, a ­lifelong ­Woodburn resident, died Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at the age of 95. Dale was born in Woodburn on September 24, 1920, the second of…


SUBMITTED - Howard Wurdinger
June 15, 2016

Howard Vincent Wurdinger, Sr.

by Woodburn Independent
December 12, 1932 - June 7, 2016 Howard Vincent Wurdinger Sr. Born in Olds, Alberta, Canada to Lawrence and Cecilia Wurdinger. His family moved to Mt. Angel in 1940 where he attended schools in…
June 15, 2016

Rodney Fipps

by Woodburn Independent
June 17, 1961 - June 2, 2016 Rodney "Rod" Fipps passed away peacefully after a long battle with Huntington’s disease. Rod was born in Springfield, Oregon on June 17, 1961, to Bob and Eunice…
June 08, 2016

Jean L. Baird

by Woodburn Independent
March 2, 1917 - June 1, 2016 Jean L. Baird, of Woodburn, died Wednesday, June 1 at Cascade Park in Woodburn at the age of 99. Mrs. Baird was born in St. Thomas, N.D. on March 2, 1917, the first…
SUBMITTED - Lucille Case
June 08, 2016

Lucille Rush Case

by Woodburn Independent
October 4, 1929 - May 27, 2016 St. Paul resident Lucille ­Theresa Case died peacefully at home on May 27, 2016. Born Lucille Theresa Rush to Lena Seifer Rush and George Theodore Rush in St.…
June 08, 2016

James Harper Gibbs

by Woodburn Independent
January 17, 1937 - June 2, 2016 James “Jimmy” Harper Gibbs died peacefully in his home in Gervais on June 2, 2016. He was born to Thomas McCracken and Katie Merle Gibbs in Halfway on Jan. 17,…
SUBMITTED - Carl J. Leonhart
June 08, 2016

Carl J. Leonhart

by Woodburn Independent
March 29, 1926 - May 19, 2016 Carl J. Leonhart passed away May 19 in Moses Lake, Wash. at the age of 90. He was born March 29, 1926 to Francis and Nellie Leonhart in Minneapolis, Kan. and was…
June 01, 2016

Robert William Montgomery

by Woodburn Independent
February 2, 1941 ~ May 19, 2016 Robert “Bob” William Montgomery, Jr., 75, passed away Thursday, May 19, in ­Laughlin, Nev., after a long battle with ­cancer. ­Montgomery was born Feb. 2, 1941,…

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May 18, 2016

Joshua James Rich

by Woodburn Independent
July 15, 1983 - May 7, 2016 A vibrant, loving and fiery soul, Joshua James Rich, 32, of Silverton, was taken from us on Saturday, May 7, 2016. Joshua was killed in a motorcycle accident on his…
SUBMITTED - Ross Iverson
May 03, 2016

Ross Nels Iverson

by Woodburn Independent
September 14, 1925 - April 25, 2016 Ross passed away peacefully at sunset April 25, 2016 at his home in Monitor with his family by his side. He was born September 14, 1925, on the family farm in…
Apr 27, 2016

Judith "Judy" Lynn Blem

by Woodburn Independent
January 30, 1952 - April 16, 2016 Judy passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, April 16, 2016. She was born in Salem to Robert and Carline (Rentz) Griesenauer. She was raised and resided in the…
SUBMITTED - Florence Short
Apr 20, 2016

Florence Tonette Hall Short

by Woodburn Independent
September 23, 1928 - March 5, 2016 Florence Tonette Hall was born in Barron County, Wis., to Fred and Johanna Hall. At the age of 12, Florence and her family relocated to Oregon, where they…
Apr 19, 2016

Dolores "Dee" McKillip

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September 1, 1928 - April 15, 2016 Dolores “Dee” Ann (Smith) McKillip of St. Paul passed away Friday, April 15, 2016. She made her grand entry peacefully at the age of 87 with family by her…
SUBMITTED - Laurie Ann Thompson
Apr 13, 2016

Laurie Ann Thompson

by Woodburn Independent
February 26, 1969 - March 5, 2016 At the age of 47, Laurie left this world too soon. She had family and friends surround her in the hospital, including two of her best friends from high school.…
Apr 13, 2016

Harvey Charles Jones

by Woodburn Independent
February 10, 1930 - April 1, 2016 Harvey Charles Jones left his family and friends on April 1, 2016. He was 86. Harvey was born in Los Angeles, California. He is survived by his spouse, Marge;…
Apr 13, 2016

Lucille Virginia Anderson

by Woodburn Independent
February 14, 1918 - April 5, 2016 Lucille Virginia Anderson, of Woodburn, passed away April 5, 2016. Lou was born Feb. 14, 1918, in Silverton, and was raised in the Central Howell area. She…
SUBMITTED - Cynthia Reyes
Apr 13, 2016

Cynthia Marie Reyes

by Woodburn Independent
May 18, 1939 to January 11, 2016 Cynthia Marie Reyes passed away Jan. 11, 2016, surrounded by her family after a long struggle with combined illnesses. Cynthia was born May 18, 1939, to Joseph…
Apr 06, 2016

Lyman Seely

by The Spokesman
December 15, 1917 to March 22, 2016 Lyman Seely was born on a farm in Woodburn, Ore., December 15, 1917, and died March 22, 2016 at his home at The Springs in Wilsonville, Ore. He is survived by…