GEORGIA ETHEL WALDEN BELCAS, 89, widow of Theodore Belcas; children, Gail Gill, Gloria Weltich, David, Ted and Bryan Belcas, Amy Alexander; 17 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren.
WANDA ANN BERETTA, 85.
DORIS HITT BLAKE, 95.
NORMAN P. BRIGHT, 84, wife, Carole; children, Karen Gee, David and Kimmie Bright, Cynthia Moyer; stepchildren, Linda Spann, Donna Beck, Thomas E. Self, Dana Newcomer; half brother, John Bright; four grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren.
PANDORA “PENNY” COOMER, 65, children, Christina Roth, Jay Woods; mother, Eva Jean Coomer; siblings, Glenda Lynch, Kathy Adcock, John and Daryld Coomer; three grandchildren; companion, Chris Knox.
IRENE B. COOPER, 91, widow of Otho B. Cooper; children, Don and Robert D. Cooper, Lisa I. Dale; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren.
PANDORA DOUGHTY, 67, husband, Arthur J. Doughty; sons, Ryan E., Brent J. and Shaun E. Doughty; siblings, John Zaphiriou, Dora K. Laey, Nancy A. Eaker; two grandsons.
HILDA FAYE DUNN, 73, daughters, Jean Dunn, Brenda Combs, Lisa Hoskins; brothers, Carl, Christopher and Edward Scaggs; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren.
CHARLES L. HOAGLAND, 90, wife, Louise; children, Mary Carter, Martha Forrest, Violet Thomas, George Hoagland; sisters, Emma Perkins, Betty Bruner, Mary Jackson; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren.
GERALDINE E. “GERRI” JOHNSON, 86, widow of Clarence Johnson; sons, David, Johnny, Randy and Jeffrey Johnson; brothers, Chuck, Bill, Ralph; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren.
GWENDOLYN B. JONES, 77, husband, Lloyd H. Jones; children, Sandy McKnight, Becky Boyd, Eric Bodenheimer, Jeff Jones; brothers, Mike Wood, Tim Kaiser, Brian Frietzsche; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren.
RICHARD P. Marks, 94, widow of Velma Marks, Jodie Marks; son, Larry; two grandchildren.
BETTY L. MARSHALL, 90, widow of Richard E. Marshall; children, Kathy S. Weliever, Richard E. Jr. and Kelly J. Marshall; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.
MICHAEL V. MCGREEVY, 63, son, Michael V. McGreevy II; sister, Kathleen McGreevy; companion, Grayce White.
OSWIN FERNANDO ORTIZ, 17, parents, Oswin F. Ortiz and Patricia Y. Zivec-Ortiz; siblings, Lesley Y. and Dominic R. Ortiz; grandparents, Rosalinda Zivec and Sergio H. Zivec, Fernando Ortiz and Blanca Ortiz.
ROY GENE PATTERSON, 58, children, Annie and Joe Patterson; stepson, Keith Brock; brothers, George, John and Eddie E. Patterson, Harry M. Osman; mother of his children, Vicki Patterson; former spouse, Wilma Brock.
PAUL B. SCHOETTLE, 76, sons, R.J., Steve, Greg, Eric; siblings, Mike, Jim, Helen Gilkey, Ned, Mark, Susie Thornburg, Jeff, Theresa Hull, David; 14 grandchildren; former wives, Norma Schoettle, Teresa Dunn.
GERALD JOSEPH SCHUSTER, 82, wife, Marilyn Niehaus Schuster; daughters, Karen Westerfield, Nancy Saksa, Lisa Christopher; siblings, Mary Ellen Butler, Margie Cahill, Betty McPherson, David Sander; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.
DANIEL W. SHEEK III, 88, wife, Yvonne; siblings, David, James, Elizabeth Harpring.
JOSE SOLIS, 84, wife, Maria “Coco” Solis, son, Jose; sisters, Fernanda Esquivel, Andrea Arispe; three grandchildren.
DONNA K. STOCKER, 85.
JAMES L. THOMAS, 85, wife, Pat; children, Delissa Pierson, Cynthia Thomas Morris, Tonya Thomas Stick, Ram, Bigram, James R. and Bill Thomas; siblings, Patsy Johnson, Glenn and Kenny Thomas, Betty Yoder, Rosie Risley.
WILLIAM H. “BILL” THORNBURG, 90, widower of Betty Thornburg; wife, Vickie Thornburg; daughters, Connie Odom, Judy Fleener, Karen Green, Julie Long; brother, Richard “Dick” Thornburg; 18 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren.
MARY SUE “SANDY” TODD, 74, husband, Bill; children, Amber M. Buchanan, William C. Todd; siblings, Ginger Cain, Joe Sanders; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
ORVAL DAVID WEST, 89, wife, Mima Jane West, daughter, Cara Snider; brothers, Ron and Roy West.
ROGER CLYDE WILLIAMS, 90, widower of Janice Williams; children, Michael, David, Richard and Julie Williams, Jeanine Ziedonis, Cheryl Gray; seven grandchildren; two great-grandsons.
Funeral services were conducted by Voss & Sons Funeral Service at First Presbyterian Church on Monday, September 16. Rev. Dan Watson officiating. A private grave side service will take place at a later date.
On November 23, 1953, in Portland, Oregon, he married the love of his life, Nancy Inez Hodecker; she preceded him in death on July 26, 2019. They had recently celebrated 65 wonderful years of marriage. She may have “drove him crazy” at times but he loved her dearly and was a devoted husband that supported her daily through her long illness. He was the best Papa that Blake could ever ask for. They had a truly unique bond and loved to fish for “wheat”.
Vern LOVED to play golf and was on the golf course as much as Nancy would “let him”. He shot his age at 65 and had (3) hole-in-ones in his lifetime. He even caught a salmon with his bare hands off the coast of Oregon! He was an amazing husband, father, Papa, friend, father-in-law and was loved by all who met him! He’s going to be missed by ALL of us!
He was a veteran of the U. S. Air Force, serving in the Korean War where he earned the Korean War Medal and United Nations Service Medal. He worked for the American Can Company in Portland and Eugene, Oregon and Indianapolis and Austin, Indiana before retiring as a plant manager. Vern was a member of the Seymour Elks, Eagles and VFW. Vern and Nancy co-owned TJ’s Walking Tacos, a popular booth at the Seymour Oktoberfest for many years.
Vern is survived by his children, Karen Johnson (Bruce Munk) and Alan Johnson; grandson, Blake Johnson; and brother, Frank Johnson. And his “other daughter” Jane Elzy.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Nancy Johnson; brothers, Robert and Herbert Johnson.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be written to Don & Dana Meyers Cancer Center or Alzheimer’s Foundation, in care of Voss & Sons Funeral Service.
Online condolences may be given on the funeral home website at www.vossfuneralservice.com.