Recent Stayton Obituaries





Cathy J. Crum
August 22, 1944 – January 30, 2012


Gates – Cathy, 67, died Monday, January 30 in Salem. She was born in Dallas and grew up there graduating from Dallas High School, moving to Salem in 1965. Cathy loved the wooded paradise she and Gary found in Gates 8 years ago, especially the small town atmosphere and friendly people.  She worked as a caregiver for 10 years. Cathy served as President of Gates City Council and served on the Mill City 4th of July Committee. She enjoyed jigsaw puzzles, reading, camping, gardening, and collecting snowmen, owls and santas. Cathy loved her animals, dogs, cats and wild animals, birds, chipmunks and squirrels.

Cathy and Gary first met at the age of 13 and couldn’t stay apart for long. Cathy was his light, his strength, and true love. They would have been married 47 years in June.

Cathy is survived by her husband, Gary; sons: John Crum of Salem and Jeff (Sherri) Crum of Sublimity; sisters: Vicki (Terry) Richards of Independence, Sandy (Rollie) Kokkeler of Dallas and Toni (Denny) Weaver of Roseburg; grandchildren: Kassi and Zakry Crum of Salem and Hannah Crum of Sublimity, and numerous nieces and nephews which she was very close too.

Our special thanks to the Gates fire department and Salem hospital cardiovascular unit, they were true heroes. Also, we want to thank the Jefferson AA chapter for giving her life back years ago. Memorial service will be Saturday, February 11, 2012 at Noon at Foothills Church, 975 Fern Ridge Rd, Stayton. Contributions may be made to the Humane Society. Serving the family, North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.


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