Grace, 88, died peacefully at her home in Stayton. She was born
in Aumsville, Oregon to Peter and Anna “Mamie” Laux. She was
the youngest of five children. When her father died in 1931, her
mother and siblings moved to Sublimity where they lived with and
cared for Mamie’s brothers Arnold, George and Edward
Zimmerman. Grace attended Sublimity’s St. Boniface School and
graduated in 1947. At
a church dance, she met Andrew J. Silbernagel, from the
Jordan-Scio area. He was a logger/farmer who served in World War
II as a navy seaman. They were married on October 29, 1949 and
settled outside the Stayton area on a farm where they raised a
family of ten children.
During those child raising years, Grace
was very busy with cooking, canning, cleaning house, and keeping
clean clothes on everyone!
Grace loved being a mother. She always said it was all
she ever wanted to be. She enjoyed gardening, canning and
freezing the foods she harvested and she shared the bounty with
family, friends and neighbors. Beautiful flowers were always a
part of her gardening. Going to nurseries in the springtime was
a great delight! Grace
was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Scio, the
National Catholic Order of Foresters, the Miraculous Medal
Association and the Blue Army.
survived by her sons: Cliff (Debbie), Don (Debbie), Leon, Wayne,
Orval, Bernie, Russ and Brad (Lisa) Silbernagel, and her
daughters: Sharon (Bruce) Kadell, Marjorie (Shawn) Heuberger,
her sister: Margaret Hendricks, 22 grandchildren and 14 great
grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Andy in
1981, her brothers: John, Clifford and Eugene Laux and her
grandson Jeff Silbernagel.
would like to thank Willamette Valley Hospice for their care and
support and especially thank Lauri Trujillo for her caring and
kind help these last few years.
her memory may be made to Regis St. Mary Catholic Schools.
service will be Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. and Mass of
Christian Burial will be Friday,
July 27, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. both at Our Lady of Lourdes Church,
Scio. Interment will be at Pioneer Cemetery, Scio.
Serving the family, North Santiam Funeral