Stayton – Elaine,
80, passed away on February 17, with loved ones by her side.
She won her battle with breast cancer 15 years ago but this
round was a struggle. Elaine was again diagnosed in August,
2013 and gave it a courageous battle. She was grateful to God
for the years she was given to be with her loving and devoted
husband, Ted, of 59 years.
watching her family grow and flourish. She was especially
proud of being a great-grandmother to 10 great-grandchildren.
Besides enjoying time with family, Elaine enjoyed her many
dear friends and time at McDonald’s for coffee and visiting.
In her career days, she worked for 17 years as a medical
receptionist and payroll clerk for Dr. R.E. Reid. Elaine
enjoyed flowers and baking holiday treats for many. She was a
devoted Catholic, loving wife, mother, grandmother and
Elaine is survived
by her loving husband, Ted, daughter: Patti (Alan) Keudell,
sons: Ted Lee (Janet) Highberger and Todd (Kelli) Highberger;
grandchildren: Amanda (Mark) Anundi, Melanie (John) Faber,
Lindsey (Josh) Cantrell, Joshua (Gina) Highberger, Austin
(Jenny) Highberger, Reid (Maria) Highberber, Allison
Highberger and Chad Highberger; great-grandchildren: Chase and
Aidan Highberger, Hunter and Brody Anundi,, Julian and Taylor
Faber, Jordin and upcoming baby Cantrell, Peyton Highberger,
and upcoming baby Highberger for Austin and Jenny. Preceding
her in death were her immediate family, parents: Julian and
Anna DeJardin, brother: Don DeJardin and sister: Maxine Bates.
We will miss her
devotion and love to all of us. We are comforted to know she
is with God and all the loved ones who have went before us.
May she rest in peace and know that her love lives on in our
Prayer vigil will be
on Monday, February 24 at 6:00 pm and Mass of Christian Burial
will be Tuesday, February 25, at 10:00 am both at Immaculate
Conception Catholic Church, Stayton. Interment will be in St.
Mary Cemetery, Stayton. In lieu of flowers family suggests
contributions to St. Mary or Regis High School Aspire Program.
Serving the family, North
Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.