June 26, 1960 - November 4, 2018
Ladena Fay Bochsler
was born on June 23rd, 1960 in Walla Walla, Washington.
Her parents Linus and Vivian Anderson raised her and her
siblings in Milton-Freewater, Oregon.
Milton-Freewater she found work at Eastern Oregon Training
Center in Pendleton, Oregon. She worked there until she
was offered a position at Fairview Training Center in Salem,
Oregon. This move would be a big change for Ladena and
not just with the climate, but professionally and personally.
At Fairview she would meet fellow colleague, Stephen Bochsler.
The two hit it off and became very good friends. Like
all wonderful marriages, theirs was built on friendship first
and a few years later the two would be married on October
11th, 1998 in Reno, Nevada. Besides having a wonderful career
and loving husband, Ladena was blessed with the gift of a
child. They welcomed into the world a daughter, Elizabeth.
Ladena loved her daughter and she would remark that becoming a
mother was the best contributions she ever made in the world.
In 1997 Ladena
changed jobs and began a career at Marion Estates as a CNA,
where she had the joy and responsibility to care for the
elderly. Many wonderful relationships were established during
her time working there and due to health issues, Ladena
retired in 2004.
Ladena’s free time
was spent being close to her daughter. She would often
volunteer at her school or help with all of her activities.
As a family, Stephen, Ladena and Elizabeth would travel; often
just getting in the car and seeing where they ended up.
A lot of times these were trips to the beach or a favorite
casino to try her luck.
Ladena was very
strong in her faith which she gave her much strength
throughout the years. She loved the gospel and was a proud,
longtime member of Bethel Baptist Church in Aumsville, Oregon.
Her Pastor described her having an almost childlike
appreciation for the gospel and faith. Today, Ladena is
with Jesus and the Angels that she loved.
Ladena passed away
unexpectedly on November 4th, 2018 at her home in Aumsville,
Oregon. She was proceeded in death by her parents Linus
and Vivian and her brother Gary. She is survived by her loving
husband Steve; Daughter Elizabeth; Sisters Jolene and Chris
and her brother Jamie.
A memorial service
will be held on Saturday November 10th at 2:00 PM at Bethel
Baptist Church in Aumsville, Oregon. Arrangements entrusted to
Weddle Funeral Service.