OR- Herschel, 77, died Monday in Salem.
Born in Stayton at the Brown House to Verne and Maude
Clark of Mill City. At
age 22, he enlisted in the US Army and served from 1961
through 1963. Married
Evelyn Roner in 1965.
was an employee of the Stayton Canning Company (Norpac), and
retired after 45 years. He
enjoyed all kinds of animals, being in nature, visiting with
people, and listening to all kinds of music.
Herschel loved collecting records that echoed the music
he loved, primarily Bluegrass, Southern Gospel, and classic
Country & Western. He
had been a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Full Gospel
Business Men’s Fellowship, and the Santiam Historical
living in Stayton, he attended the Church of God’s Prophecy.
was preceded in death by his parents, Verne and Maude Clark,
brother, Francis Clark, and three grandchildren Joseph, James
and Rose Galinat. He is survived by children: Leanna (Jim
Noble) Noble of Battle Ground, WA, Theresa Compton (Richard
Wilson) of Salem, and Elizabeth Galinat (Brian Higginbotham)
of Portland; 12 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.
family has requested that contributions be sent to KYAC radio,
in the name of “Santiam Hearts to Arts” or the Santiam
Historical Society. A graveside service will be held Monday, July 27, 2015 at
11:00 am, Fairview Cemetery, Gates. A small gathering will be
held at Pioneer Park, 7th Avenue and Marion Street, Stayton,
following the service. Serving
the family: North
Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.