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About Smoke signals. (Grand Ronde, Or.) 19??-current | View Entire Issue (June 15, 2021)
JUNE 15, 2021
Wayne LeRoy Sell
Sept. 19, 1943 – May 28, 2021
Tribal Elder Wayne LeRoy Sell was born
in McMinnville, Ore., on Sept. 19, 1943.
His home was in Grand Ronde and he lived
most of his life in the Willamette Valley.
Our beloved brother left us peacefully at
Farmington Square in Salem on May 28,
2021, surrounded by loved ones.
He was preceded in death by his parents,
Joseph R. Sell and Emma H. LaBonte-Sell,
as well as his younger brother, Thomas M.
Sell. He is survived by his brother, William
J. Sell, and sisters, Nancy H. Coleman, Le-
Veta M. Sell, June Sell-Sherer, Marlena J.
Lancour and Theresa J. Haller. He is also survived by many nieces and
nephews whom he had a great impact upon.
Wayne loved walking in the woods, driving old logging roads, hunting,
fishing, and gathering and harvesting forest products. He also was an old
school shade tree mechanic who knew how to keep his vehicles running
long past their normal life span.
A viewing was held Friday, June 4, at Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center,
287 S.W. Washington St., Dallas. Services were held at The Lighthouse
Church in Grand Ronde on Saturday, June 5. Interment followed at the
Grand Ronde Tribal Cemetery with a meal following back at the church.
COVID-19 restrictions were still in place.
Wayne will be deeply missed and we all are longing to see him again.
Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center is caring for the family.
Noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 17.
Bring your own chairs and either a side dish or dessert.
Bring your own drinks. 22870 S.W. Grand Ronde Road
July 6: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
July 7: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
July 8: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
July 9: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Herman Keith Hudson
Jan. 4, 1925 – May 26, 2021
It is hard to know where to begin to
create a summary of someone like Her-
man, aka Dad, brother, uncle, Junior
and Papa. So, I’m taking the leap as his
daughter, Kathryn, to try and make this
summary be spoken from the view of his
family and friends because we all feel the
same about him.
Dean Rhodes wrote a wonderful tribute
for the June 1, 2021, edition of Smoke
Signals, which beautifully chronicled his
life and U.S. Navy World War II service
experience and his pursuit of his barber
career. The barber was all any of us ever
experienced. Many lasting memories of
his wonderful shops in Oregon, Colorado and Washington. He was always
very involved in all of those communities with Elks, American Legion
and all high school sports team support.
We all experienced his complete support of our pursuits, good and not
so good, his loyalty when some of those pursuits resulted in complicated
and painful outcomes, and his quiet way of letting you know he was
there for you.
His own life’s mistakes and lessons resulted in him doing what he had
to do and making what changes had to be made to himself to step up
to the evolving changes that were required of him. His committed and
unconditional love, care and support for all of his loved ones was his
Now for some fun trivia that will ring true to everyone who knows him:
Toothpicks in his wallet for after every McDonald’s, favorite Mexican
restaurant or local loves like Fort Hill or Coyote Joe’s or Monday Elder
Night at the buffet meals; Butterfinger blizzards from Dairy Queen in
Sheridan; the love of butter on everything; frozen strawberry jam; never
met a child or pet that didn’t love him; saying “hello” and making time
for everyone was natural for him; but here’s the one we can all agree on
… very stubborn LOL!!!
In the end, this proud Indian man, father of three, grandfather to nine,
great-grandfather to 25 and great-great-grandfather to 10 walked on his
way. He will be forever missed.
Also, as a family we want to thank everyone within the community
of Grand Ronde. The constant help from Community Health, the Clinic
and Pharmacy, the neighbors, cousins and his amazing circle of friends
was something special to experience.
A special thank you to Serenity Hospice for their care, understanding
and guidance and continued emotional support. We want to thank Helen
Anderson, RN, MSN and owner and creator of Hello Care, In-Home Care
and Strength Training for providing us with Sarah and Jared. There were
with us until the end and provided such loving, kind and respectful care.
Rest in peace, dear one, and know you are now and will always be
loved and missed.
A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 23, 2021,
in the Grand Ronde Tribal gym. Interment will follow at the Grand
Ronde Tribal Cemetery. Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center is caring for
~ Salem ~
July 19: 1:30 to 6:30 p.m.
July 20: 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
July 21: 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
July 22: Appointment only
on graduating high school and
your commitment in
joining the Navy.
We are all so proud of you.
If you need assistance, call Joyce
Retherford at 1-800-922-1399,
ext. 1393, or call direct at 541-
444-8393 or 541-444-8279.
Jackie Lynn Erhardt
March 31, 1960 – May 17, 2021
Tribal Elder Jackie Lynn Erhardt walked on Monday, May 17, 2021.
Yahn & Sons Funeral Home in Auburn, Wash., is assisting the family.
Toye D. Jeffers
Dec. 6, 1962 – May 29, 2021
Tribal Elder Toye D. Jeffers walked on Saturday, May 29, 2021. Baird
Memorial Chapel in La Pine, Ore., is assisting the family.
Your home is your castle and you want it to look that way.
Kenneth Lee Graham
May 17, 1956 – May 29, 2021
Tribal Elder Kenneth Lee Graham walked on Saturday, May 29, 2021.
Broussard’s Funeral Home in Beaumont, Texas, is assisting the family.
Relax and let us take care of the work.
Call today and make an appointment to have one of our property service representatives
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Laisane Ray McKnight
Nov. 3, 1956 – June 6, 2021
Tribal Elder Laisane Ray McKnight walked on Sunday, June 6, 2021.
Caldwell’s Funeral & Cremation Arrangement Center in Seaside, Ore.,
is assisting the family.