Recent Stayton Obituaries





Colleen J. (Babcock) Canaga
March 24, 1934 – November 13, 2011

Stayton – Colleen, 77, died Sunday in Stayton. She was born in Gardenia, CA.
the third child of Everett and Francis Crouch. She grew up in Humbug  and
Yreka, CA., graduating from high school in Bieber, CA. She lived for many
years in Bieber, CA. until moving to Stayton in 1976. Colleen was a member
of Willamette Valley Baptist Church in Aumsville and the Gideon’s Auxiliary.
She enjoyed crocheting, sewing, reading, cooking, traveling, rock collecting, collecting dishes, and remodeling something good to make it even better.

Colleen married Chet Babcock on May 28, 1951 in Reno, NV.  They
worked a cattle ranch in Bieber, CA. for 25 years. He preceded her in death
on February 22, 2002. Her sister Ethel Beck also preceded her in death. She
married Tom Canaga on October 15, 2005 in Stayton. Colleen is survived by
her husband; Tom of Stayton: daughter; Martha (Gordon) Wilson of Stayton;
sons: Daryl (Della) Babcock of Salem and Stephen Babcock of Lebanon; step-sons: Terry (Margaret) Canaga of Hillsboro and Wes (Theresa) Canaga of Dallas; brother: Lee Crouch of Redding, CA.; sister: Jacqueline Dooley of
Yreka, CA.; 10 grandchildren; Sarah (Doug) Richardson, Jeremy (Jennifer)
Babcock, Brad (Rose) Babcock, Ben (Dee) Wilson, Julie ( John) Swift, Nick
(Brandi) Babcock, Levi (Donna) Wilson, Danny (Rachel) Wilson, Jennifer
Babcock, Lori Babcock;  and 14 – great-grandchildren; Alicia Wilson, Anna
Wilson, Drew Richardson, Ethan Wilson, Zach Wilson, Josh Richardson, Cameron Wilson, Collin Wilson, David Richardson, Hannah Wilson, Hannah Babcock, Reegen Babcock, Madison Babcock, Jackson Babcock.  6 step grandchildren; Jennifer (Josh) Philis, Jessica Canaga, Katherine Canaga, Brady Canaga,  Benton Canaga, Melanie Canaga and 1 step great grandchild; Logan Philis.

Visitation will be Thursday, November 17, 2011 from 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm at North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton. Funeral service will be Friday, November 18, 2011 at 1:00 pm at Grace Bible Church with graveside to follow at Hillside Cemetery both in NuBieber, CA. A memorial service will be Monday, November 21, 2011 at 11:00 am at Willamette Valley Baptist Church in Aumsville. Contributions may be made to the Bus Ministry at Willamette Valley Baptist Church in Aumsville in her memory. Serving the family, North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton, Oregon.


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