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Joan Marie (Heuberger) Silbernagel
February 19, 1938- October 29, 2010


JORDAN- A life long resident of Jordan, Joan Marie (Heuberger) Silbernagel died peacefully at home on October 29. She was born in Salem Oregon on February 19, 1938 to Henry and Ann Heuberger.  Married to Ted Silbernagel on May 2, 1959, they actually enjoyed the next 51 years together.

Joan was valued by her family as a local historian, with a prodigious memory for names and faces. She could always identify many if not most of the people in old family and local regional photographs. Consequently having worked for Walter Bell, Bell and Bell and Alan Bell, attorneys, for over 40 years, then as church secretary for Our Lady of Lourdes Church the next 10, it always seemed as though she knew everyone in the surrounding area.

Joan was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Jordan, the Lyons Garden Club, Christian Mothers, and the National Catholic Society of Foresters. She took simple pleasures in day-to-day life; cooking, pinochle, and many various crafts but she had a particular talent for gardening and flower-arrangement. Her rose garden and yard on the hill offer beautiful testimony to her creative nurturing spirit. A woman of strong faith, she exhibited grace and dignity in her final days providing family and friends alike a powerful example of personal courage and fortitude.

Joan Silbernagel is survived by her husband, Ted; children, Janice (Francis) Nibler, Pat (Becki) Silbernagel, Tom (Cathy) Silbernagel, Doug (Suzi) Silbernagel, Kathy (Scott) Nofziger; 12 grandchildren, and three brothers; Ernie (Karen) Heuberger, Andy (Jane) Heuberger and Bill Heuberger.

Rosary will be Tuesday November 2, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, with funeral, Wednesday November 3, 2010 at 1:00 p.m.   Interment to follow.

Remembrances in Joan's memory may be made to Regis High School, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Birth Right, Fr. Taaffe Foundation or Willamette Valley Hospice. Serving the family, North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.
 

 


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