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Louise Rose (Minten) Mohr
October 12, 1924 – May 3, 2009


DALLAS – Louise Rose (Minten) Mohr, born October 12, 1924 to Henry and Magdalene Minten, loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and friend peacefully passed away surrounded by her family at Salem Hospital in Salem, Oregon, on May 3, 2009.

Louise worked on her parents’ farm with her four older children, Jim, Anita, Billy and Sharon and was employed by the former Paris Woolen Mill.  She married William Mohr on August 25, 1956.  From that marriage they had five more children: Lola, Mike, Sandy, Cindy and Brian.  We lived in: Stayton, Lyons, Portland, Woodburn and Detroit over the years. They managed and operated the Stayton Bowling Alley, until we moved to Detroit, Oregon in the fall of 1968. 

William worked at the Idanha Lumber Mill until he died from cancer in 1978 and Louise continued to live in Detroit until she moved to Stayton in 2004.  In 2007, Sandy and her husband Kelly decided in-home care necessary with her health steadily declining.  Anita, Sharon and Brian traveled to Dallas to help when they could in relieving Sandy and Kelly. 

Louise was preceded in death by her sister Juanita, son William “Billy” Johnson (Vietnam War Veteran), father and mother, husband William Mohr, brother Ed and (Dorothy) Minten and Donnie Minten. She is survived by: Brothers and sisters:  Dorothy and Ed Hughes, Cletus (Betty) Minten, Bernie (Mary) Minten, Patty and (Dave) Fairbanks, Mary Ann (Ray) Wold, Allen (Jan) Minten. Children: Jim (Nadine) Johnson, Anita (Frank) Yates, Sharon (Jack) Barton, Lola (Dennis) Benton, Mike (Keri) Mohr, Sandy (Kelly) Wilhite, Cindy (Steve) Higginbotham and Brian Mohr. Grandchildren: Tami Jenkins, Jeff & Lachelle Johnson, Kristie Johnson-Wilder and husband Vincent Wilder, Rhonda Walker, Lorie Schiewek, Jamie Johnson, and children Holly and Randy Bergdahl and son, Mike and Patty Yates, Jerry Yates Glen Hiebert, Angie Goettsch and daughters, Mary Sampson and sons Matthew (Mary) Benton and Jennifer (Jason) Dent Josh Mohr and Tashina (Joe) Nightingale. Great Grandchildren:  10, Great-Great Grandchildren:  2,  Numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. 

In lieu of flowers, you may make a donation in her name to:  Immaculate Conception Church, Cancer Research or Stayton High School Band. 

Services will be at Immaculate Conception Church, 1077 N. 6th Avenue, Stayton.
Rosary, May 7, 2009 at 7:00p.m. Funeral Mass, May 8, 2009 at 11:00a.m.

Graveside Service after Mass Service at St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Reception, Stayton Community Center, 400 W. Virginia Street, Stayton, Oregon starts at 12:30p.m.


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