Obituary: Brian Fields West

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…]

Obituary: Fred W. Heard

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…]

Obituary: Gene ‘Ace’ Forman

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

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…]

Verna Maurine (Scott) Fletcher

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…]

Richard Lloyd Harcourt

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…]

Judith (Judy) Ann Sugnet

Judy passed away at home on April 26 after a lengthy illness. Judy was born in August of 1945 to Florence and Fred Sugnet. She was a lifelong Salem resident who lived in the same house from her early childhood until her death. She knew her neighbors and worked to[Read More…]

Janet Marilyn (Ring) Barnes

Janet Marilyn (Ring) Barnes, 86, of Woodburn, died in Salem, Oregon, on April 2, 2023, of respiratory failure due to post-COVID pneumonia. With a CD of Bach cello suites playing, fresh flowers on the table, and covered by a quilt made by Salem Health nurses, she was surrounded by beauty.[Read More…]

Elfie Joanne Stevenin

Elfie Joanne Stevenin was born August 20, 1921, in Leipzig, Germany. She completed high school and college at the Padagogesches Institute in Leipzig. After graduation she began studies in ballet and received her degree in dance from the Fine Arts Guild in Dresden. She was accepted in the Corps de[Read More…]