Recent Stayton Obituaries





Alverna (Verna) Sunderland
May 15, 1927 - November 24, 2011

Sublimity - Verna was a beautiful, compassionate woman who cared very deeply about people and was authentic in everything she did. As a gifted Mother, she raised a wonderful family, as a wife, providing love and support, as a friend, touching our lives in a very special way.

She is survived by her husband, Vern Sunderland of Sublimity, Oregon. Daughters, Patricia Meier, Turner, Oregon; Lynn Courtwright, Atlanta, Georgia. Sons, David Sunderland, Brentwood, Tennessee; Mark Sunderland, Medford, Oregon.  Daughters, Connie Gillespie, Danville, California; Joyce Brown, Salem, Oregon. Sons, Joseph Sunderland, Galt, California; Thomas Sunderland, Buckley, Washington.  Twenty-one grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.

Celebration of life will be November 29, 2011, 12:00 - 8:00p.m. at Elk Grove Funeral Chapel, 9101 Elk Grove Blvd. Elk Grove, California. Mass will be November 30, 2011, 10;00 a.m. at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, 8720 Florin Road, Sacramento, California. Burial to follow at St Mary’s Cemetery, 6700 21st Avenue, Sacramento, California.

Donations in memory of Mrs. Sunderland can be made to UC Davis Experimental Stroke Research Program – UC Regents; UC Davis Health Sciences Advancement 4900 Broadway, Suite 1150, Sacramento, CA 95820.

Locally serving the family, North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.



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