Jimmy H. Lewin, 61, of Cave Junction, died at his home Oct. 18.
Jimmy was born March 21, 1961 in Southern California to the late Gerald Lewin and Joann Martin.
He had an avid career as an auctioneer and moved to Oregon in his young adult life. In 1996 he was married and together they founded a non-profit food bank and were heavily involved in the local community. He was often seen on his blue tractor or driving the open road to Montana. He was a loving father and friend.
Jimmy is survived by his loving wife Samantha Lewin and three daughters: Tabitha Terlunen, Alaina Strauss, Alyssa Lewin; three sons: Justin Lewin, Keith Lewin and Lucas Lewin; his brothers Michael Lewin and Gary Lewin; as well as 12 grandchildren.
A celebration of Life will be held Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022 at the Siskiyou Field Institute from 12-2 p.m. for all who would like to attend.
Sylvia “Nikki” Mae Shanle, 69, of Cave Junction, Oregon died peacefully Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022.
She was born Oct. 6, 1953 in Fallon, Nev. to Delphas and Nancy Henderson. She spent most of her early life in Reno, Nev. where she loved spending time in the High Sierra mountains and lakes singing songs around the campfires. It was there that she raised her oldest daughter, Tahira, then moved in 1989 to Cave Junction with her late husband, Lee Shanle and youngest daughter Lacey.
Nikki loved being a homemaker. She found joy in keeping her log cabin clean and beautifully decorated.
She spent her time tending house plants, doing yard work and caring for animals. She loved nature. Every night she was thrilled at what might be on her front porch, raccoons? Possums? Skunks? She welcomed and enjoyed them all. Her greatest joy was spending time with or talking to her grandchildren. She loved plinking, coloring and playing Jax with them. The blessing of her great-grandchild being born helped her to keep fighting medical issues another whole year.
Even though Nikki had a small group of close people that surrounded her, she was very present and very caring to those near and dear to her heart. She always had a way to make birthdays and Christmas magical.
She is survived by daughters, Tahira McLeod of Nev., Lacey Davis of Ore.; step-children Michele Freeman, Jeff Shanle, Lisa Krux and Darcy Fisher; siblings Nancy Brandt, George Henderson, Neva Avery and Kathie Henderson; grandchildren Dylan Malark, Nicole Koppenaal, Trusten, Paisley and Mavrie Davis; great-grandchildren Ashton Koppenaal; and another due this spring.
She will be deeply grieved, but we are thankful she is in comfort and at peace with her Lord.
Her celebration of life will be planned in the late spring once the flowers she loved so much are blooming again.