Sublimity – Judy, 69,
died February 18 in Sublimity. She was born in Silverton and grew
up in Mt. Angel until moving to Stayton in 1962. Judy married
Robert Mertz on June 13, 1962 in Mt. Angel, he preceded her in
death in 1981. She later married Hessel Bierma on September 9,
1995 in Stayton and he preceded her in death in 2008.
Judy farmed with her
first husband, Robert. She was a member of Immaculate Conception
Catholic Church in Stayton and later St. Boniface Catholic Church
in Sublimity and the Catholic Order of Foresters. Judy enjoyed
reading, baking and playing bingo.
She is survived by
daughters: Carol (Brian) Hendricks of Scio and Kathy (Roger)
Hendricks of Stayton; brother: Robert VanHatten of Mt. Angel;
grandchildren: Ryan, Richard and Kelsie.
Mass of Christian Burial
will be Monday, February 25, 2013 at 1:00 pm at Immaculate
Conception Catholic Church in Stayton. Interment will be in St.
Mary Cemetery, Stayton. Serving the family, North
Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.