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Dorothy Lydia Schwarz
October 26, 1921–March 5, 2018

Dorothy Lydia Schwarz, 96, of Sweet Home, Oregon passed away Monday, March 5. She was born in Buhl, Idaho to Jens and Hulda (Kluender) Lassen.

She attended school in the Clover and Filer, Idaho area. She moved to Portland, where she met and married Lawrence Schwarz on October 26, 1944. They lived in Portland, San Francisco, California, Nyssa, and then finally settled in Sweet Home in 1960.

Dorothy was a charter member of Christ Community Lutheran Church in Lebanon. She was a homemaker most of her life, but worked for a couple of years at Tracewell Funeral Home.

Dorothy Lydia Schwarz



For many years, she crocheted baby sweaters for church missions; several times as many as 100 sweaters a year.

Dorothy is survived by daughter Jolee Stafford (Phill) of Sweet Home; sister Elaine Orthel (John) of Filer, Idaho; and grandchildren Bradley and Jaime Schwarz of Beaverton, Shane Stafford of Albany, Steven Stafford of Sweet Home.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Schwarz; son James Schwarz; brothers Norbert, Vernon and Raymond Lassen; and sister Lucille Latta.

A memorial service will be at 2:00 p.m., Monday, March 12, at Christ Community Lutheran Church in Lebanon.

Memorial contributions can be in Dorothy's name to Christ Community Lutheran Church: Missions. Mailing address: 20 E. Airport Road, Suite 286, Lebanon, Oregon 97355.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements.


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