Ida Roach peacefully passed away March 19, 2010.
She was 92 years old.
Vera was born in Scio but lived all her years in Stayton. She graduated from Stayton High School in 1936, and married
the love of her life, Donald, in 1937.
She and her husband had two sons, Jack (who died in
infancy) and William.
Don returned from World War II, they bought her parents' shoe
store, Burmester and Lancefield Shoes and Repair, in Stayton,
and renamed it B&R Shoes.
After their collection of antiques and clocks grew too
large to house, the collection was sold in the store, Antiques
Etc., owned by her
brother Glen. The
family owned the store, and fit shoes and sold antiques to many
of Stayton's residents. Vera was an antique expert and loved to tell stories about
the antiques to the customers who purchased them.
Vera will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
is survived by her dear sister Harriett Malloy, her son William
Roach, her five grandchildren; Amy Roach, Jon Roach, Sara
Filanoski, Nate Roach and Donald Roach, her two great
grandchildren Peter Filanolki and Josey Roach, and her dear
friends Tim and Cindy Burns.
Vera was preceded in death by her loving husband Don, and
her four siblings, Bob, Glen, Leona and Harry.
The family would like to thank the staff at Lakeside
Assisted Living for their attentiveness and love for the nine
years Vera lived there. In
lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Willamette Valley
Hospice Care. The
remains of Mrs. Roach will be interred next to her husband Don
at Lone Oak Cemetery. There
will be a graveside service for Vera on Saturday, April 10, 2010
at 2:00 P.M.