– Rich, 90, died August 2 in Stayton. He was born in Salem
and lived all of his life in Stayton. Rich served in the US
Navy. He married Mary Ely on June 10, 1950 in Stayton. Rich
received his law degree from Willamette University and started
a law practice in Stayton that he owned and operated for over
50 years. He was a past president of the Santiam Hospital
Board. Rich was a member of the Oregon State Bar Association
and the Oregon Mounted Posse. He enjoyed downhill skiing,
water skiing, snowmobiling, hunting and backpacking. Rich
enjoyed lots of activities with horses and was partners in 2
different ranches in Eastern Oregon.
He is survived by his
wife: Mary of Stayton; daughters: Deborah “Deb” (Phil)
Meyers of Stayton and Teresa “Terri” Hampton of Pasadena,
CA; grandchildren: Jeff Benefiel, Roger (Anna) Benefiel,
Chandra Hampton and Tiana Hampton and great-grandchildren:
Reagan, Charlie, Khalia, Khalib and Aydan.
A Celebration of
Life will be Friday, August 17, 2018 from 4-7 pm at the
Santiam Golf Course in Stayton. Private interment was in Lone
Oak Cemetery, Stayton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be
made to Santiam Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship Fund or Stayton
Public Library Foundation. Serving the family, North
Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.