– Lela, 91, died January 14 in Portland. She was born in
Stayton and lived here all of her life. Lela worked as a
dental assistant for many years. She enjoyed reading, hunting,
flower gardening, sewing and some traveling, but her main
focus was the farm and her family. Lela attended Stayton
Christian Church in Stayton.
survived by children: Carla Peery of Seattle, WA, Doris Blum-Etzel
of Monroe, and John Blum of Salem; sister: Louene Christiansen
of California; 5 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren and a
great-great-grandchild on it’s way. Lela was preceded in
death by 3 sisters and her daughter, Dr. Marsha Heims.
funeral service will be held Thursday, January 21, 2016 at
2:00 pm at Stayton Christian Church in Stayton. Interment will
be in Wisner Cemetery, Stayton. Serving the family, North
Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.