October 26, 1921 — March 5, 2018

Dorothy Lydia Schwarz, 96, of Sweet Home passed away Monday.

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.

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; 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.

Memorial service will be 2 p.m. on Monday, March 12, at Christ Community Lutheran Church in Lebanon.

Memorial contributions can be in her name to Christ Community Lutheran Church - Missions. Mailing address: 20 E. Airport Road, Suite 286, Lebanon, OR 97355

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements. www.sweethomefuneral.com

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