Obituaries for the week of 9/26/17

Amanda Jo Thompson

On Sept. 4, 2017, our precious Mandy went to heaven to be with Jesus. Mandy was born on July 8, 1983 to Randy and Stacy Thompson, of Susanville, California.

Mandy graduated through the charter school in 2003. She also took online classes at Devry University.

Mandy loved life, had children, family, get togethers, camping, going to the lake and just having good times with family and friends. Her most favorite thing in the world was taking care of her children. She was a terrific mom and put her children first.

Mandy just happened to be the only girl born of six grandkids. All the rest were boys, but she could hold her own with them.

Mandy worked at several jobs throughout the years, Safeway being her last. Her smile could melt your heart and her laugh was special, she will be forever missed in this world, that’s how special she was. Mandy leaves behind her two children, Ashley and Axel; dad, Randy Thompson; mom, Stacy Bosta; grandma, Carol Thompson; grandpa, John Bosta; brothers, Jesse Thompson, Hooper Thompson, Jimmy Domingos; sister, Kimberly Rosano; aunts, uncles cousins nieces and nephews. All of us will never forget her. She will live on in our hearts.

She was preceded in death by her great granny, Faye, and grandpa, Ray Thompson.



John Robinson Orbeton
John Robinson Orbeton, age 67, of Springfield, Oregon passed away peacefully on Sept. 2, 2017. He was the son of Maurice Cleveland Orbeton and Grata Robinson Orbeton, of Satellite Beach, Florida and Windham, Maine. As the son of a Naval Commander, John lived in many places including Italy, Rhode Island, Hawaii, California, Virginia and South Carolina. John graduated from Lassen Community College with a degree in forestry and made a life-long career in the U.S. Forest Service, retiring as a fire behavior analyst.

John loved guitars, music, surfing, the great outdoors and tinkering. He tinkered with computers, tube amps and sewing machines. He was a big supporter of the Eugene/Springfield local music scene, and could be found participating in and appreciating great blues music at Good Times, The Vet Club and the Saturday Market.

John was predecessed by his parents and his son, Jonathon Josiah Orbeton. John leaves behind his loving wife, Susan Orbeton, of Springfield; a daughter, Jessica, husband and grandson Raef; a step daughter, Christine, husband and two children; sisters, Kathryn, Ellie, Mary and her husband and her two children and grandchild Chloe; brother-in-law, David and wife; and many relatives, loved ones and friends. He will be deeply missed.

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