Hugh “Mel” Amsberry DMD died in Stayton and was received into
eternal life on Monday, January 23, 2012.
Mel was born September 13, 1925 in Sisters, OR to Hugh and
Connie Amsberry. He
was preceded in death by his sister Shirley Madden (Redmond) and
his younger brother David Amsberry (Stayton).
Mel grew up
in Independence, OR and attended Oregon State University,
Dartmouth University and graduated from University of Oregon
Dental School in 1951.
Lorraine Dehoff while serving his country in the navy and they
were married on September 16, 1950 in York, PA.
They migrated to Oregon where they eventually settled in
Sublimity and raised eight sons while working as a Pediatric
Dentist in Salem. After retirement Mel continued to volunteer his dental
services to those in need here and abroad.
love lives on in his wife of 61 years, Lorraine (Sublimity), and
his children and their families:
Deacon Chuck & Carol Amsberry (Beaverton),
Steve (DVM) and Kristi Amsberry (Corvallis), Joe &
Marylen Amsberry (Aumsville), Tom Amsberry (Otis), Dan & Ann
Amsberry (Denver), Jim (MD) & Eileen Amsberry(San Diego),
Michael (DVM) & Jenny Amsberry (Tarpon Springs, FL) and Fr.
John Amsberry (Portland). Mel
and Lorraine have 17 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
Vigil will be Sunday,
January 29, 2012 at 7:00 pm and the mass of Christian Burial will
be held on Monday January 30, 2012 both at Immaculate Conception
Church (Stayton) as friends and family gathered to honor and give
thanks for this simple servant of Christ. In lieu fo flowers,
please make a donation to your favorite charity in honor of Mel's
desire to help those in need. Serving the family, North
Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.