Lyons – LaVona, 74,
died Thursday in Lyons. She was born in Amber, Oklahoma. LaVona
moved to Oregon in the 1960’s 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.