Obituaries

Medardo Sanchez
B: 1936-06-08
D: 2017-12-02
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Sanchez, Medardo
Jerry Givens
B: 1941-03-28
D: 2017-11-26
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Givens, Jerry
Sharon Martin
B: 1949-09-19
D: 2017-11-21
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Martin, Sharon
Ina Dustan
B: 1939-04-05
D: 2017-11-19
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Dustan, Ina
Jesse Haddon
B: 1931-06-11
D: 2017-11-19
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Haddon, Jesse
Charles O'Day
B: 1949-10-26
D: 2017-11-17
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O'Day, Charles
Charles Braziel
B: 1938-02-23
D: 2017-11-16
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Braziel, Charles
Patricia Barbour
B: 1937-03-05
D: 2017-11-14
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Barbour, Patricia
Joyce Williams
B: 1932-11-03
D: 2017-11-10
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Williams, Joyce
Larry Byers
B: 1952-08-22
D: 2017-11-10
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Byers, Larry
J.D. Johnson
B: 1927-05-27
D: 2017-11-08
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Johnson, J.D.
Edie Hein
B: 1943-08-23
D: 2017-11-03
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Hein, Edie
Jerry Kluver
B: 1954-08-09
D: 2017-10-27
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Kluver, Jerry
Geraldine Melton
B: 1924-08-08
D: 2017-10-22
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Melton, Geraldine
Adan Reyes-Santiago
B: 1959-09-08
D: 2017-10-16
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Reyes-Santiago, Adan
Michele Wooster
B: 1950-11-27
D: 2017-10-15
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Wooster, Michele
Ralph Koontz
B: 1930-04-24
D: 2017-10-15
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Koontz, Ralph
Brian Miller
B: 1978-02-17
D: 2017-10-07
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Miller, Brian
Alice Rhymes
B: 1942-12-06
D: 2017-10-06
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Rhymes, Alice
Jacinto Pachuca-Cardona
B: 1948-08-17
D: 2017-10-05
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Pachuca-Cardona, Jacinto
Ruth Hart
B: 1924-12-21
D: 2017-10-02
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Hart, Ruth

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Andrew Phillips, Manager & Funeral Director
Email: aphil@stonemor.com

Andrew joined the Farnstrom staff in August 2012 with six years of previous funeral service experience in Salem. He makes his home in Rickreall. Andrew enjoys participating in Civil War reenactments, English Country Dances, wind racing and rock climbing.

Dustin M. Schroeder, Funeral Director & Embalmer
Email: dschr@stonemor.com

Dustin has served families as a funeral professional for more than two decades. He joined our staff in July 2015 after working in Eugene for the past 11 years. The Oregon native is a graduate of South Albany High School and Mt. Hood Community College. An Albany resident since 1995, he is a member of the Albany YMCA and is active in his community by coaching youth sports.

Colin Allen, Funeral Director & Apprentice Embalmer
Email: calle@stonemor.com

Colin began his apprenticeship in January 2015, and feels that his funeral service work allows him to fulfil his passion for helping families in their time of need. Raised in Argentina, he is a graduate of Chemeketa Community College and Corban University. He has lived in Salem since 2009, and is involved with Grace Baptist Church.

J.C. Headrick, Funeral Director & Embalmer
Email: jhead@stonemor.com

J.C. has been a funeral director since 1996 and joined the Farnstrom staff in 2013. The Oregon native has lived in Dallas since 1975 and is a graduate of Valsetz High School and Mt. Hood Community College. He enjoys spending time with wife and riding his motorcycle.

Erika Morris, Funeral Director & Embalmer
Email: emorr@stonemor.com

Erika joined our funeral home family in 2017 bringing an enthusiastic and compassionate outlook on how to help families in need. With dedication and knowledge of the field, she is hoping to positively impact every family she serves. Growing up on the Oregon Coast, this native Oregonian received her Bachelor’s of Science at Eastern Oregon University, and an Associates of Applied Science in Funeral Services at Mt. Hood Community College. She enjoys a good book in her free time, and is excited to immerse herself in the community.

Garry Zwaschka, Funeral Director & Embalmer
Email: gzwas@stonemor.com

Garry joined our funeral home in 2012, but has served Salem area families since 1977. He has worked with many of the same families throughout his career and feels it has been very rewarding to continue to serve them today. Born and raised in Salem, he is active in the community through his memberships with the Courthouse Athletic Club and the Salem Active Business Promoters.

Vic Wiens, Funeral Director Assistant

Vic joined our team in 2012 and enjoys assisting with services and seeing the many people that have come to know him. He started his apprenticeship on March 3, 1958 at Howell-Edwards Funeral Home in Salem. Since then, he has become a well-known and much beloved pillar of the Salem community and served thousands of families with dignity, integrity and honor.

Leigh Gibson, Area Administrative Manager
Email: lgibs@stonemor.com

Leigh brought strong administrative and customer service experience to our team when she joined the staff in May 2008. Born in Portland, she is fifth-generation Oregonian who was raised on a self-sustained farm in Wilsonville. She is active in her community through the Willamette Riverkeepers.

Robert Preston, Family Service Consultant
Email: rpres@stonemor.com

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