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LaVona L. Mentze

September 3, 1934 March 19, 2009


Lyons LaVona, 74, died Thursday in Lyons. She was born in Amber, Oklahoma. LaVona moved to Oregon in the 1960s to Turner originally and lived in the Willamette Valley since, the last 8 years in Lyons. She was a member of New Hope Community Church in Stayton. LaVona enjoyed gardening, fishing, hunting and sewing.

She married Douglas Mentze on July 29, 2000 in Lyons. LaVona is survived by her husband: Douglas of Lyons; Sons and daughter-in-laws: Rick & Brenda Smith of Salem, Ron & Coleen Smith of Silverton, and Mike & Shannon Smith of Turner; Daughter and son-in-law: Kathy & Larry Guenther of Gates. Step-children: Duane Mentze  and Earl Mentze of California, Gary Mentze , Rick Mentze and, Mark Mentze of Portland and Judy Mentze of Arizona. Brothers: Lonnie Walker of Orville, CA and Raymond Walker of Olivehurst, CA. Sister: Luetta Walker of Olivehurst, CA. 12- Grandchildren and 19 Great-grandchildren.

Memorial Service will be Monday, March 23, 2009 at 11:00 AM at New Hope Community Church 657 N. 2nd Ave. Stayton, Oregon. Contributions may be made to Willamette Valley Hospice. Serving the family, North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton. 


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