Stephanie Lynn Vivoda, age 43, of Siletz, Oregon, passed away of respiratory arrest on September 1, 2017 in Portland, OR at OHSU Medical ICU.
Stephanie was born in Albany, OR November 16, 1973 and was raised by parents Linda Walling and Gregg Bloom of Toledo, OR. Her father is Kenneth Frank Whitted of Mexico. Stephanie graduated from South Albany High School, class of 1992. After moving around and seeing most of the U.S she settled down in Toledo, OR. Soon after, she met Robert Aaron Vivoda. They were married on July 18, 2008 in Newport, Oregon which kicked off the beginning of their family.
Stephanie worked at Bevens’ Market and Deli in Newport, OR for about 7 years until around 2014 at which time she began working at Siletz Gas and Mini Mart in Siletz, OR up until August 2017.
Stephanie loved to cross stitch, driving in the woods in her Jeep Wrangler, hiking at Drift Creek Falls, and shooting guns. What she loved the most was her job and going to work. She always, ALWAYS had open arms to anyone in need. Whether she had known you for one day or five years, she was willing to help anyone no matter with what and who it was.
Stephanie is survived by her parents Linda Walling & Gregg Bloom of Toledo, OR; brother Todd Whitted of Newport, OR; sister in law Debbie Whitted of Newport, OR; husband Robert Vivoda of Siletz, OR; daughters: Saige Vivoda and Shelbi Vivoda of Siletz, OR; daughter Ashlee Vinyard of California; daughter in law Keyonda Hernandez of Siletz, OR; daughter in law Alyssa Durbin of Albany, OR; son Tyler Alexander of Albany, OR; son Brandon Alexander of Washington; seven grandchildren and one more baby girl on the way.
She is preceded in death by her father Kenneth Frank Whitted from Mexico and mother in-law Joy Colleen Sappington-Ball of Eddyville, OR.
Memorial service will be held September 30th at Beverly Beach State Park inside the EMU Meeting Hall (Large yurt). The celebration of life starts at Noon and it is a potluck gathering. Stephanie’s favorite color was red so we're asking everyone to try to wear red.