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Mendora Swetzof
May 1, 1930 June 11, 2012

Mendora Swetzof, 82, was born to Paul and Julia Swetzof on St. George Island, Alaska.  She spent 39 years in Alaska before moving briefly to Oregon, then to Florida and on to Salem, in 1976.  She most recently lived in the Aumsville area. Mindy, as she was known to friends, loved cross word puzzles, reading and soap operas. Because of her long term health problems, she spent most of her time at home.  She loved to spend time shopping from home for gifts and giving them to her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by her three children, Orville Burlison Jr. of Aumsville,  William Burlison of Olympia, WA, and Kathleen Ford of Vancouver, WA,; sisters: Dorothy Shackleford of Portland and Feona Merculief of Rapid City, SD. ; six grandchildren and three great grandchildren.  A service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 16, 2012 at North Santiam Funeral chapel followed by graveside interment at Aumsville Cemetery.  Serving the family, North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.


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