Reflections on the River

Since 2018, Willamette Valley Hospice has invited thousands of community members to come out at dusk along the banks of the Willamette River to celebrate and honor those who have passed away and are missing from our lives.

Our 3rd annual Reflections on the River event will be held on Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. with a special online broadcast. This free, 45-minute community celebration is being created for anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one. We’ll honor our veterans with a flag ceremony, share words of inspiration, music from our music therapists, family experiences, and remember Oregonians who have died due to COVID-19 with a tribute on the Willamette Queen Sternwheeler.

The Reflections on the River program may be viewed at these locations:

• This page,
• Willamette Valley Hospice Facebook page at
• Willamette Valley Hospice YouTube channel

Purchased Luminarias are listed in alphabetical order, according to the last name of the person honored. Duplicates indicate multiple luminarias purchased. Thank you for your support of Reflections on the River by purchasing a personalized luminaria.

Susan Adams
Ann Albert
Yvonne Allison
Gwen Andrews Gramma
Arturo Barraza
Christine Beach
Cindy Berry Your Family Misses You
Larry Beyer Loving Father Veteran
Clarence Browning Father Veteran
Julie Ann Brunell
Leslie Burns Loving Dad Veteran
Leslie K.Burns Loving Husband, Father & Papa Veteran
Trudy Campbell
Mary Campbell
Dorothy Chenault Loving Mother
George Colleran My Love Veteran
Beverly Crapo Loving Aunt
Marcella Cummins
Helen Dahl Grandmother Who encouraged Love of Music and Art
Lores Dauenhauer
Rosalie Dauenhauer
Clint Dethrow Wonderful Husband Veteran
Clint Dethrow Veteran
Danise Dunlap Best Friend & Sister
Pauline Ensign Loving Mother, Always Embraced Life
Pauline Ruby Ensign Kind, Loving Mother
Marcy Fiedorczyk
Joseph Fiedorczyk
Edna Filsinger In Loving Memory
David Gilbert
Patricia Gildersleeve Loving Mother and My Best Friend
Marty Giovannini Veteran
Marty Giovannini Beloved WVH volunteer photographer - Gone too soon Veteran
Marty Giovannini Veteran
Paul C. Gonzales Veteran
Donna Gregg Loving Wife
Donna Gregg Loving Mother
Donna Gregg Loving Mother
Uncle of LOH Veteran
Brother of LOH Veteran
Grandfather of LOH Veteran
Father of LOH Veteran
Spouse of LOH Veteran
Lois Hart Loving Wife and Mother
Larry Hickmon
Maria Hogg
Glee Callahan Hohnbaum Loving Wife
Lavenae Janzen Hohnbaum Loving Wife
Marilyn Glee Hohnbaum Loving Mother
Delia Howe From Your Loving Daughter Fran, Miss you so much
Delia Howe From Your Loving Daughter Patti, Miss you so much
Delia Howe From Your Loving Daughter Chris, Miss you so much
Delia Howe From Your Loving Daughter Dani, Miss you so much
Pablo Jaramillo
Richard L. Jones Veteran
Hayden S Jones
Kenneth Leroy Kear Loving Father Veteran
Eleanor Kieran
Charles Kieran Veteran
Julianne Kilmer Our Beautiful Daughter - We Miss You Dearly - We Love You to the Moon and Back
Russ Lane
Anne Lemoine Loving Sister
James Liedtke
William H. Loper Memories Never Fade Veteran
Gerald Lowery Beloved Husband and Father Veteran
Nick Lowrey Always and Forever In Our Hearts
Therese Lynch A Woman Of Inimitable Grace
Dusty Mackay Veteran
Karen Maloney
Cathy McCrory Beloved Wife, Daughter, Sister
Carol McKibben Beloved Mother
Patrick Miller Loving Papa
Dennis Miller
Mark Miller
Francis "John" Mingus We Miss You Veteran
Wayne Mosher Loving Dad Veteran
Craig Mosher Loved Brother
Jim Murch Loving Husband Veteran
Phyllis Newell In Loving Memory
Stanley Nishimura Veteran
Elaine Nishimura
David Nishimura
Rex Nisley-Navy Veteran
Sandra Nokleby Beautiful Sister
Phyllis Norton Loving Mother
Dr. Carlos Ordonez Love Ya Always, Mona Veteran
Aurora Padilla
Ken Page Best Uncle
Isabelle Postma My Sweet Girl, Forever My sunshine, Love Mama
Isabelle Postma I Love You sister Eve, Love Your Brother Chad
Isabelle Postma Loving Daughter, We'll Be Seeing You Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Charlie Powell Awesome Brother-In-Law
Christopher Rankin Yes, They Remember
Barbara Reynolds Precious Daughter
Kay L Rice
Richard "Dick" Riley Veteran
Phyllis A Riley
Beverley Ringwald In Loving Memory
Ronald Ringwald In Loving Memory Veteran
Norvelle Robbins Thanks For Your Good Sense of Humor
Betty Robbins Thank You For Welcoming Me Into Your Family So Easily
Dianna Rodgers
C. Gilbert Rogers Veteran
Nina Rogers
Rajean Rogers Sister of Bonny Rogers
Susie Ruppert Loving Wife and Mother
Steve Sager Brother-In-Law
Gilbert Sanders Veteran
Coreena Sanders
Dorothy Sargent I Love and Miss You Mama
E. Marie Sauber-Tuttle
William Schlecht Loving Husband and Father Veteran
Ruth Schwardt
Dave Siddoway Loving Daddy
Lillian Sizemore Veteran
Bell "Elby" Sizemore Veteran
Billy Slankard
Theodore Smart Loved
Cecil Smart Loved
Paul Smart Uncle, Son, Brother
Charles E. Smith Loving and Patient Dad Veteran
Olive L. Smith Caring and Giving Mom
Ramona Snow
Paul Snow
Andy Sowash My Beloved Brother
Andy Sowash Left Too Soon
Albert V. Sowash Cherished Father Veteran
Al Sowash All Around Great Dad Veteran
Christine Sowash Cherished Mother of Her Large Crew
Patricia Stee
Anne Stidham
James E. Stidham Veteran
Debra Stidham Clyde
Glen Thomas My Friend! You Are Loved and Missed
Mike Tipton Husband
Paavali Toivio Veteran
Anna Toivio
Miika Toivio
Maria Toivio
Thelma Townsend Loving Mother & Grandmother
Patricia A. Utter A great 67 years!
Patricia Vaissade We Take You With Us Wherever We Go!!
Leonard & Lois Miller van Vleck Loving Parents
Bill Varga Loving Husband
Bill Varga Beloved Father
Bill Varga Cherished Grandfather
Elliot Vaughn
Steve Vedrode My Dad Veteran
Pauline Vedrode
Patricia Verbos Forever in Our Hearts
John Weber Servant of God
Stephen Willhite My Wise One
Randy Williams Forever in My Heart
Richard Wilms Veteran
Helen Wilms
"Wink" Winckler Beloved Husband & Friend to Many Veteran
Tom Wright Best Dad Ever Veteran
Jeffrey C Wright Veteran
Gene Zacharias Loving Dad
Cherryl Zacharias Loving Aunt
Neal Zacharias Loving Cousin

Thank you to our community partners who supported this event.

Title Sponsor:
Columbia Trust Company

We Honor Veteran Sponsor:
First Interstate Bank

Candlelight Sponsor:
Bollman Funeral Home & Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center

Tealight Sponsor:
Belcrest Memorial Park & Howell Edwards Doerksen Funeral Home

Supporting Sponsor:
Willamette Queen Sternwheeler
Allied Video Productions
Lewis Media-Group
Capital Community Media

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