Walking On -- Patrick Wayne Henry & Kenneth Gene Schmid

07.15.2013 Michelle Alaimo Walking On

Patrick Wayne Henry

Aug. 4, 1952 - July 2, 2013

Patrick Wayne Henry was born Aug. 4, 1952 in McMinnville, Ore., to Merle and Dottie Henry. He passed on July 2, 2013, at his home in Willamina surrounded by his loved ones. He was 60 years old.

Pat lived in the Grand Ronde/Willamina area most of his life. He graduated from Willamina High School in 1971. He loved to hunt and enjoyed being in the mountains. He was a great hunter. He also loved to bowl and was in a bowling league for more than 10 years.

Most of all he loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. Family meant everything to Pat; it was very important to him to have the whole family together for holidays. He was a loving and caring man with a heart of gold. He will be deeply missed by all that knew him. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Merle and Dottie Henry of Grand Ronde; sister, Nancy Gruchow of Detroit, Ore.; and his beloved dog, Zoey. 

He is survived by his wife, Melinda Henry of Willamina; daughters, Candi Buswell and Erica Mercier of Willamina, Teresa Henry of McMinnville and Summer Mercier of Sheridan; sons, Anthony Henry of Sheridan, Joe Loomis of Dallas and Jerimiah Mercier of Grand Ronde; brothers, Michael Henry of Dayton and Tom Lee of Springfield; and sisters, Izzy Davis and Margaret Russell of McMinnville.

He also is survived by 14 grandchildren: Ava, Aiden, Bryce, Kaleb, Orrin, Robert, Kyra, Josh, Ashley, Noah, Eylam, James, Brittney and Jimmy.

A viewing/video history was held July 5 at Adamson's Sheridan Funeral Home. A celebration of life was held July 12 at the Tribal gymnasium.

I love you very much. Love, Melinda

Kenneth Gene Schmid

Oct. 29, 1939 - July 3, 2013

A celebration of life will be held for Tribal Elder Kenneth Gene Schmid, 73, who walked on July 3, 2013, in Salem.

He was a veteran and is survived by a brother, sister, six children and six grandchildren.

A memorial service and potluck will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, in the Tribal Community Center.

Contact Lori Walker at 559-847-7565 for more information.