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January 12, 1927 — January 4, 2019

Teresa Lois Mausen, 91, of Sweet Home, passed away Friday.

She was born in Sheridan to Joseph Rock LaChance and Alvina Parker.

She came to Sweet Home in 1955 and attended one year at Sweet Home High School.

Teresa worked as a seasonal cannery worker, and enjoyed being a homemaker and crocheting. She was a member of St. Helen Catholic Church.

Teresa is survived by two children, Stephen and wife, Sharyl Miller of Salem and Kathleen DeWitt and her significant other, Timothy Thayer of Albany; Mausen step-children, Madelyn, Nicholas, Mark, Timothy, Diane, John and Julie; also extended family, Billy, Barbara, Megan, Erika, Jessica and Dakota Snow; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by husbands, Alex Miller (1971), LeRoy G. Smith (1983) Nicholas Mausen (2013); sisters, Veronica Mollenhour, Josephine Warren; and half-brothers, Theodore, Melvin, and Eugene LaChance.

A viewing will be 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 12, at St Helen Catholic Church in Sweet Home. Recitation of the rosary will begin at 10:30 a.m., followed by a funeral mass at 11 a.m.

Memorial contributions can be made in Teresa’s name to St. Helen Women’s Club, 600 Sixth Ave. Sweet Home, OR 97386.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements. (

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