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LaVelle M. Kleinsmith
August 28, 1940 September 10, 2009


Ontario LaVelle, 69, died Thursday in Salem. She was born in Salem, and lived in Albany, before moving to Ontario 37 years ago. LaVelle worked for many years as a secretary and cook for the State Police and the public schools. She was a member of Blessed Sacrament Church in Ontario, where she was very involved.

LaVelle spent many trips abroad on Humanitarian missions to various places around the globe. She loved spending time gardening, baking and traveling with family. The family would like to thank the caring staff at Cedar Village, for the wonderful care they took of her. She was preceded in death by her husband Donald Kleinsmith, in 1998. LaVelle is survived by Son: Jeffery (Richele) Peters of Lyons; Daughters: Jena Peters of San Antonio, TX., Jennifer Peters of Houston, TX. and Janilyn (Don) Mallavia of Gig Harbor, WA. 7- grandchildren and Cooper and 1 great-grandson. She was preceded in death by her parents Errol and Gertrude Kintz and sister Marilyn Kintz.

Recitation of Rosary Sunday, September 13, 2009 at 7:00 PM and Mass of Christian burial Monday, September 14, 2009 at 11:00 AM both at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Sublimity. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Serving the family North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.


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