Recent Stayton Obituaries





Alva J. Kirkpatrick
June 11, 1924 August 4, 2011

 Turner Alva, 87, died August 4 in Salem. She was born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Alva moved to Michigan as an infant to Jefferson in 1947 and lived in Turner for over 50 years. She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Aumsville and the American Legion. Alva worked as a CNA at Fairview training center for over 25 years. She enjoyed quilting, giving away many quilts to family members, also cooking, which she was an excellent cook, and having family around.

Alva was preceded in death by her husbands, John Stewart, Lyle Lyons and John Kirkpatrick. She is survived by children: Shirley (Les) Stinson of Bend; JoAnn (Dennis) Loe of Salem and Larry (Alice) Lyons of Lebanon; sister: Florence More of Mill City; 2 granddaughters; 5 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandson. Alva was preceded in death by brother: Raymond Bellew; sisters: Geraldine Hilton-Glidewell and Shirley Martin.

Celebration of life with potluck and sharing of memories, Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 1:00 pm at John Neal Park in Lyons. Private interment in  Lone Oak Cemetery in Stayton. Serving the family, North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.


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