OBITUARY: Michelle Renee Tackett, former Salem Hospital phlebotomist.
Ron Eachus went from opposing the Vietnam War as a University of Oregon student to a career on Oregon’s Public Utility Commission, pushing to hold telecom and power companies accountable to the people they served.
George Puentes worked tirelessly to build the Don Pancho brand of tortillas. He found time to volunteer for local government and nonprofit duties in Salem. He died Friday, Oct. 13.
Our precious mother Barbara Lee Brainard Jeskey was born in West Hollywood, California, to Edward and Helen Gaddis. As an only child, Barbara decided early on that she would grow up and have a large family just like her father’s. As a youngster, Mom would travel by train to Sioux[Read More…]
Brian Fields West, M.D. of Beaverton, Oregon, passed away on August 20, 2023. Brian was born on May 13, 1983, in Salem, Oregon to David and Mary Grace West. A valedictorian at Sprague High School, Brian was a scholar-athlete whose accomplishments earned him a sponsorship from Reebok for his USTA[Read More…]
The Rev. Fred W. Heard was born in Prineville, Oregon, on September 9, 1940. He attended elementary and high school in Klamath Falls, Oregon. He started college at the University of Oregon and received a BS degree (Education) and an MS degree (Secondary Education) from Southern Oregon College (now Southern[Read More…]
The amazing life of Gene Forman, 79, ended Aug. 20, 2023, in Salem, Ore. His death was from a variety of health complications. Born in North Bend, Ore., Gene grew up in Toledo, Wash. He was a 1962 Toledo High School graduate. At Oregon’s Linfield College he earned B.S. (1967)[Read More…]
Sherry Pfohl Kholer was born on September 22, 1945, in San Francisco, California, to Chester and Marie Pfohl. She joined her brothers Rich, Don, Wayne, Harry and Steve and her two sisters, Jan Coe and Judy Mazzoni. She proudly worked for the U.S. Department Defense for 25 years, and added[Read More…]
SALEM – Verna Maurine (Scott) Fletcher passed away on June 26, 2023 in Salem, Oregon, with her loving husband, Scott Fletcher, by her side at Salem Health. She was born on August 9, 1953, in Fallon, Nevada, the youngest of four children of James DeWitt Scott and Helen Petrine (Sundrud)[Read More…]
With a nod to Judy Garland, Rich often claimed he “was born in a trunk at the Princess Theatre in Pocatello, Idaho,” but in fact he was born in a hospital in San Francisco on August 5, 1939, the first and only child of Harold and Lavina Harcourt. Other than[Read More…]