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*Kevin Lynn Braziel*LeRoy Leon Shaw*Norman LeRoy Prouty*Theodore 'Pete' William Musgrave, Jr.

October 23, 2013

Kevin Lynn Braziel

Dec. 31, 1961 - Oct. 13, 2013

Kevin Lynn Braziel

Kevin Lynn Braziel

Kevin Lynn Braziel, 51, of Monmouth died Oct. 13 in Portland of complications from surgery.

He was born in Salem to James and Julia (Jim & Judy) Braziel.

Kevin grew up in Monmouth and graduated from Central High School in 1980 where he played basketball and baseball. He also played baseball for the Dallas American Legion team and Chemeketa Community College. He transferred to Oregon State University and graduated in 1985 with a bachelor of science in business administration.

Kevin was an agent for Allstate and Farmers Insurance Companies for 22 years. He had been employed by Key Bank since 2009 as a relationship manager and most recently as a mortgage loan officer.

Kevin married his best friend and love of his life, Rachel Breyman, in 1998.

Kevin was a proud father who enjoyed watching his sons play basketball and baseball, and his daughter's dance recitals. He also enjoyed watching OSU football (tailgating), Central High School sports, golfing, and teaching his children to fish.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Jennifer in 1986 and dad, Jim in 2002.

Survivors include his wife, Rachel; children, Michael, Matthew, Max, and Calista; mom, Judy of Monmouth; sisters, Karen Tofte of Corvallis, and Carol (John) Agard of Monmouth; and a large extended family.

Service was Thursday at First Baptist Church, Independence.

Contributions are suggested to Doernbecher Children's Hospital.

Farnstrom Mortuary, Independence handled arrangements. To send an online condolence:

LeRoy Leon Shaw

June 8, 1951 - Oct. 15, 2013

LeRoy Leon Shaw

LeRoy Leon Shaw

LeRoy Leon Shaw, 62, of Grand Ronde died Oct. 15 in Grand Ronde after a long battle with cancer.

He was born in Toledo.

He was a lifetime truck driver and had served both in the US Marine Corps and Army.

LeRoy enjoyed his last hunting trip with his buddy, Larry and cousin Sharon even though he was fighting cancer. He adored his three grandchildren.


He was preceded in death by his father, Henry Shaw and sister, Debbie Lee.

Survivors include his wife, Susan Shaw of Grand Ronde; mother, Juanita Lee of McMinnville; and half-brother, Jimmie Lee Shaw of Salem; and extended family.

Memorial service was Friday at the Grand Ronde Tribal Cemetery Memorial Building and interment was at the Tribal Cemetery.

Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center handled arrangements. To send an online condolence:

Norman LeRoy Prouty

Dec. 16, 1940 - Oct. 13, 2013


Norman LeRoy Prouty, 72, of Buena Vista died Oct. 13 in Buena Vista after a long struggle with Alzheimer/Dementia.

He was born in Midvale, Idaho to Kenneth and Kate (Gleim) Prouty.

Norman grew up in the Midvale-Cambridge area of Idaho and had fond memories of growing up along the rough land of the Snake River.

Norman entered the Navy on July 29, 1959 and served as an engineman on numerous U.S. Navy vessels including the USS Nereus A517, USS Montrose, USS Hunterdon County LST838, USS Chowanoc ATF100, and the USS Monticello LSD35.

Norman met and married the love of his life, Donna Wallace in Independence on April 9, 1966 and they moved to San Francisco. After arriving in San Francisco he left shortly after to serve the first of two tours in Vietnam. He earned various medals and ribbons during his military service.

Norman retired in Pensacola, Fla., after 22 years of military service and returned to the Buena Vista area where Donna's family to resided.

In Buena Vista he was active with Polk County Fire District No.1 serving as the battalion chief of the Buena Vista Fire Station for five years. He attended Linn-Benton Community College earning his associates degree in water/wastewater treatment. After college Norman went to work for the City of Stanfield and then to the City of Albany where he worked for 15 years until his retirement in 1998.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Chuck, Allen, and Ralph and sisters, Mary and Dorothy.

Survivors include his wife, Donna; son, Charles (Christy); daughter, Pamela (Rigo); brothers, Warren, Bill, Alton, Galen, Edgar, Kay and Frank; sisters, Kathryn, Lillian and Marie; and four grandchildren.

Service was Thursday at Buena Vista Community Church.

Contributions are suggested to Benton County Hospice or the Buena Vista Community Church.

Farnstrom Mortuary, Independence handled arrangements. To send an online condolence:

Theodore 'Pete' William Musgrave, Jr.

Jan. 6, 1936 - Oct. 18, 2013


Theodore 'Pete' William Musgrave, Jr.

Theodore "Pete" William Musgrave, Jr., 77 of Salem, OR died Friday October 18, 2013, of complications from a stroke.

Pete was born January 6, 1936 in Sweet Home to Theodore Sr. and Barbara Musgrave. He graduated from Oregon State University with a Pharmacy Degree in 1961, and he was a Pharmacist for over 50 years, as well as being quite an entrepreneur. He had the Western Deer Park and an arboretum in Sheridan, as well as the Sheridan Drug Store, Pete's Pea Nachos, and his current business, Morgan's Lysine Lip Balm, which will be ran by his daughter Katherine.

Pete is survived by six children: David, Linda, Sandra, Richard, Michelle and Katherine; nephew, Matthew; 10 grandchildren; and was preceded in death by one son Steven, and his parents.

Memorial service will be Friday, October 25th at 2:30 p.m. at Virgil T. Golden Funeral Services, 605 Commercial St. S.E., Salem.

He would've said this was darn well spoken.

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