Obituaries

Maurice Gass
B: 1935-08-08
D: 2017-09-20
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Gass, Maurice
Michael Clapperton
B: 1956-10-23
D: 2017-09-19
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Clapperton, Michael
Stanley Gerber
B: 1926-08-14
D: 2017-09-12
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Gerber, Stanley
Alvin Burt
B: 1949-02-28
D: 2017-09-12
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Burt, Alvin
Vivian Bethell
B: 1915-10-17
D: 2017-09-12
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Bethell, Vivian
Howard Worley
B: 1923-05-27
D: 2017-09-10
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Worley, Howard
Robert Young
B: 1951-04-29
D: 2017-09-09
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Young, Robert
Keith Gwynn
B: 1925-12-02
D: 2017-09-09
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Gwynn, Keith
Donna Lantz
B: 1955-02-21
D: 2017-09-08
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Lantz, Donna
Clifford Sexton
B: 1927-07-20
D: 2017-09-03
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Sexton, Clifford
Eva Russell
B: 1920-03-09
D: 2017-08-29
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Russell, Eva
Kenneth Kidd
B: 1924-04-10
D: 2017-08-25
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Kidd, Kenneth
Frederick Heider
B: 1941-12-24
D: 2017-08-21
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Heider, Frederick
Irvin Phifer
B: 1933-04-12
D: 2017-08-20
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Phifer, Irvin
Humberto Zapata
B: 1960-10-17
D: 2017-08-20
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Zapata, Humberto
George Cooper
B: 1920-03-05
D: 2017-08-15
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Cooper, George
Shirley Thomas
B: 1938-12-10
D: 2017-08-04
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Thomas, Shirley
Myrna Wagner
B: 1946-04-18
D: 2017-07-30
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Wagner, Myrna
Nonalea Watson
B: 1944-03-03
D: 2017-07-30
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Watson, Nonalea
Jesse Gonzalez
B: 1956-01-21
D: 2017-07-29
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Gonzalez, Jesse
Aldine Gehring
B: 1920-07-18
D: 2017-07-26
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Gehring, Aldine

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Dustin M. Schroeder, Funeral Director & Funeral Home Manager
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.

Kevin Mueller, Funeral Director & Regional Vice President
Email: kmuel@stonemor.com

Kevin joined Restlawn in 2004, but began his funeral service career in 1990. As a longtime Salem resident, he truly understands the community he serves. He grew up around the funeral industry, and in fact, his grandfather started Alaska's first crematory.

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 Restlawn staff in 2009. 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.

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, Pre-Planning Specialist
Email: rpres@stonemor.com

Robert's photo and bio will be posted soon.

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.

James Smith, Cemetery Superintendent

Jim has taken care of our cemetery grounds since May 1994, and continues to make improvements. He has a deep concern that everything "look" right. His goal is very similar to the founders: to make Restlawn a place you would want to come and visit. Jim resides in Dallas and enjoys hunting and fishing.

Richard Blaco, Groundskeeper

Ricky joined the staff in 2008 and enjoys that his work allows him to help families while being outdoors. He lives in Salem, and enjoys restoring classic cars and fishing in his spare time.

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