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
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.