73, passed away on January 16, 2021 surrounded by her loving
husband, daughters and brother. The world lost a great woman
that day…. a great wife, a great mom, a great grandma, and
as some of the grandchildren called her, “Nana the
Great.” She was the family’s matriarch and the glue that
held our family together. She will be extremely missed.
was born July 3, 1947 to Jack and Ruth Rundle in Merced,
California. She grew up in Merced and San Jose, California
graduating from high school at Andrew Hill in San Jose. She
then moved to Salem in 1969 and later to Stayton in 1977.
After moving to Salem, Alma shared in the ownership and
operation of Valley Orthopedic in Salem. She married Stephen
Beutel on October 16, 1993, sharing 6 children from previous
marriages. They then became the owner/operator of 2
businesses, Beutel Enterprises and Willamette Property
Management. Her hobbies included her love for gardening,
reading, bird watching and many travels in their RV.
loved spending time with her family and her 7 grandchildren:
Stephanie, Stephen, Jamie, Kyle, Mya, Faith and Max; her
great grandchildren: Liannah and R.J. Alma is preceded in
death by her son: Robert “Rob” Owens; her sister: Cathy
Blakesley; and her brother: Bill Rundle. She is survived by
her husband: Stephen Buetel of Stayton; brother: Don Rundle
of Salem; children: Denise Mattson of Salem; Misty Haertel
of Dallas; Shelly Beutel of Santa Barbara, California; and
Mark Beutel of Reno, Nevada.
Services will be held at a
later date. In lieu of flowers please donate to The
Elizabeth Ashley Hoke Memorial Trust of Silverton, Oregon.
Serving the family, North
Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.