Obituaries & Tributes

Denise Linette Kraxberger

date of birth August 19 1965

date of death March 5 2020

Denise L Kraxberger, 54, of Woodburn passed away suddenly on March 5, 2020 from cardiac arrest. Denise was born August 19, 1965 in Eugene, Alfred and Carol (Gibbons) Bridges. After graduating from East Coweta High School in Coweta County, GA. in 1983, she moved back to Oregon. Despite living most of her life in Oregon, a piece of her heart always belonged to her Southern roots. On June 8, 1991 she married Dale Kraxberger, in Woodburn, OR. They were married for 28 years. She worked 18 years for Caffall Brothers Forest Products in Wilsonville before working as a Bookkeeper with Russell Manufacturing in Hubbard. She had been there for over 15 years.

She enjoyed serving in children’s ministries, as a deaconess and helping in the kitchen at North Marion Community Church and Hoodview Church of God. She loved Tuesday movie date nights, hosting yard sales, listening to 80’s rock and cruising in her 2014 red Mustang. She recently started taking it to the Woodburn Dragstrip and was thrilled when she hit 100mph last season. Denise loved Jesus and loved people. She never knew a stranger, was a good listener and had a smile and laugh that brightened up the room. She was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend.

She was preceded in death by her father, Alfred Bridges and her sister, Leanna Rolle-Caldwell. Left to cherish her memory is her husband, Dale Kraxberger of Woodburn, daughter Jennifer (Alex) Lorenz of Salem, mother, Carol Ann (David) Shafto of Gervais ; siblings, Michael (Christine) McDonald, Marilee Douglas, Hope Bowden, Juanita Scott, Jeremy Shafto; Mother-in-law, Patricia Kraxberger; brothers and sisters-in-law, Dean Kraxberger, Richard (Ilene) Kraxberger; Don (Denise) Kraxberger. Diane Gardner, Donita (Todd) Hansen; numerous aunts and uncles, as well as a host of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements are being handled by the Canby Funeral Chapel. More information to come regarding a celebration of life service. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you strive to live more like Denise with love, kindness, and by spending time cherishing your loved ones.

18 tribute candles have been lit

Candle lit by Staff at Canby-Molalla Funeral Chapel Our sincere condolences.

Candle lit by Carol A Shafto Denise was my baby girl and a joy to me and everyone who knew her. She is greatly missed. Rest in peace Babe.

Candle lit by Chris Rest in peace beautiful cousin.

Candle lit by Katie Gone too soon. We will love you forever. Jackson sends oodles of love to you.

Candle lit by Brenda Sipes Taken much too soon RIP Denise and prayers for comfort to her family and friends

Candle lit by Erin Conway

Candle lit by Jessica Lewis (Fawver) Sending all my love to dale and jenny..

Candle lit by Curt and Leslie Caffall A wonderful godly person. She will be missed by everyone that knew her. We are so sorry for the families loss. God Bless

Candle lit by Alex Lorenz

Candle lit by Michele Chastain You were a true friend and loved everyone. Heaven will be blessed to have you there.

Candle lit by Jerry and Linda Dorie We are honored to have met you, thank-you for sharing your lovely daughter with us.

Candle lit by Kristen Lorenz You will be greatly missed. You were a wonderful example of what it looks like to love with all your heart.

Candle lit by BG Love you forever and ever, MW

Candle lit by Teresa Kleiner Denise will be missed. Although I have not seen her in a few years, I remember her bright loving smile and gentle spirit. Rest in heaven

Candle lit by Brenda Sipes Gone too soon,RIP Denise, prayers to her family and friends

Candle lit by Uncle Loren & Carrie Every rare visit with her was as though we lived next door. What a blessing she was, and still is.

Candle lit by Jolyne Your smile will be missed. May you now guide us through the days to come. Rest in peace

Candle lit by Kathy Zimmerman She was a special lady. I enjoyed getting to know her better as we shared time as Women at the Tomb in the Living Christmas Story at Hoodview Church of God last year. She will be missed and I hope to be an even better woman of God for knowing Denise. May we all find comfort in our Lord and in 4our memories of Denise.

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