passed away on March 30th surrounded by all his immediate
family. After losing the love of his life, Elaine, four years
ago he struggled with declining health issues that ultimately
took his life. He was born and raised in Aumsville where he
began his career at the family business, Highberger Feed and
Flour. After working at Norpac he returned to private enterprise
by purchasing Western Auto. He finished out his formal working
years with North Santiam Paving Co.
he enjoyed watching baseball throughout his life after finishing
out his playing career at the University of Portland. He also
enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening and wood cutting. Above all
else, Ted appreciated being with family and his loving wife
Elaine of 59 years who preceded him in death.
survived by his daughter, Patti (Alan) Keudell sons: Ted (Janet)
and Todd (Kelli); grandchildren: Amanda (Mark) Anundi; Melanie
(John) Faber; Lindsey (Josh) Cantrell; Joshua (Gina); Austin (
Jenny); Reid (Maria); Allison (Nick) Sharp; Chad;
great-grandchildren: Chase and Aidan Highberger, Hunter and
Brody Anundi, Julian and Taylor Faber, Jordin, Madix, and Elaine
Cantrell; Peyton, Haddie and upcoming baby Highberger; Brooklyn
and sister Highberger on the way; siblings: Jeanie Dougherty,
Msg. George (Ed) Highberger and Doug (Karen) Highberger.
Ted was a
devote Catholic. Rosary will be Wednesday, April 4th at 7 pm and
Mass of Christian burial will be Thursday April 5th at 10 am
both at Immaculate Conception Church Stayton. In lieu of
flowers family suggests contributions to Immaculate Conception
Church. Serving the family, North
Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.