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The Dignity Memorial® online obituary search tool gives you access to obituaries from thousands of locations across North America. You can search by first or last name, state and publication date. Once you find the obituary you are looking for, you can get important information about upcoming services, share a favorite photo or memory, and send flowers or gifts to the family.
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Leon Dwight Swartwout
08/31/1933 – 09/17/2018
Leon Dwight Swartwout went home to be with his Savior on September 17, 2018 in Salem, Oregon at the age of 85 after a brief illness. Leon is survived by his wife Dana, his son Jeffrey of Salem, his...
Brian Joseph Pygon
11/13/1965 – 09/03/2018
A Celebration of Life is being planned for Saturday, October 6, 2018 at Creekside golf Course from 2-5pm. Arrangements by Howell Edwards Doerksen with Rigdon-Ransom Funeral Directors.
Gordon Wesley Strode
12/25/1926 – 09/01/2018
Salem - Gordon Wesley Strode was born on Christmas day, 1926 in Aberdeen Washington to Earl and Laura Strode. Shortly after that, the family relocated to Salem, buying a small farm on McGilchrist...
James Leroy Squires
02/26/1940 – 08/30/2018
James LeRoy Squires, 78, of Salem, OR, died Thursday evening, August 30, at Providence St. Vincent Hospital. He was born February 26, 1940 in Clarinda, Iowa, the son of Charley and Avis (Snook)...
Thelma Jewel Smith
04/17/1926 – 09/01/2018
Thelma Jewell Smith, 92, of Salem, passed away September 1st. The fourth of six children born to Clifford and Deva Armstrong. She married Charles Frank Smith in 1963. She is survived by siblings Mary...
George Franklin Drumm III
07/09/1962 – 08/27/2018
George Franklin Drumm III was born on July 9, 1962 in Sharon, Connecticut to George and Susette Drumm. He lived in Arizona for a number of years before moving to Oregon. At this time no services are...
Larry Lee Gillespie
03/13/1942 – 08/27/2018
Larry Lee Gillespie was born in Cloquet, Minnesota. He lived in Selah, Washington in his teens and enlisted in the US Army. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star. ...
Obituaries celebrate and honor unique lives
Today’s obituaries are more than simple funeral announcements and a list of the names of family members. Modern obituaries include treasured memories, funny stories and important details that showcase the joys and moments of a life lived. A great obituary tells a unique story and reflects the personality of the person it commemorates.
Obituaries give visitation, funeral and memorial details
Funeral services that include a viewing or wake are usually held within a few days of a death, but a funeral or memorial service can sometimes take place much later. Some families choose to hold a visitation before the service, while others may prefer a more low-key or private family service. A memorial service can take place at a funeral home, chapel or another location that was meaningful to the loved one. Preferences vary, and an obituary lets friends and family know where to go and when. The online obituary also allows you to sign up for reminders about services to provide assurance that you don't miss an important memorial event.
Send flowers or gifts directly to the service or family's home
Along with words of condolence, sending flowers or a small gift is a wonderful way to show you care. With the Dignity Memorial online obituary, it's simple to order a bouquet or another token of care and have it delivered directly to the funeral service or the family’s home.
Online obituaries let you leave words of support
It's important not to underestimate the power of a simple message or cherished photo to bring support and comfort to those who are grieving. Send a note, share a story or upload a photo. Your condolences and kind words will remain with the obituary, providing comfort for the family for years to come.