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John H. Bement

January 3, 1947 - October 31, 2017


John H Bement, age 70, passed peacefully away on October 31, 2017. His devotion to his family and his firm belief in God supported him in his health struggles and ultimately gave him peace as he now is with his Heavenly Father.
 
John is survived by his wife, Teena, of Salem Oregon; his son Jason & daughter-in-law Stephanie, of Olympia Washington; his daughter, Mandy of Salem Oregon; granddaughter, Ashley Reed of Olympia Washington; granddaughter, Grace Bement of Salem Oregon; grandson, Jonathon of Salem Oregon. He is preceded in death by his father John Jackson Bement, of Wenatchee, Washington; his mother, Grace B Shatto, of Wenatchee Washington.
 
John was a son, husband, loving father and most of all he was a grandfather who loved his grandchildren. He played and loved interacting with his grandchildren and they adored him. He loved watching the tricker treaters at Halloween and seeing all the little ones in their customs.
 
John married Teena February 18,1983 and they have lived together in Salem Oregon since. John was a very social man who was deeply involved with his church family at Capital Park Wesleyan Church. He enjoyed ringing the bell for the Salvation Army during the holiday season. Along with his wife they ran the food bank for Capital Park Wesleyan Church for several years bringing a smiling face and encouraging words to those who visited the food bank.
 
He loved helping people even if it was with just a kind word. His family and friends will always remember him as a stubborn man who wouldn’t give up even when the task seemed impossible.  John loved watching wrestling and football. He was an avid Seattle Seahawks fan. John enjoyed driving over to the beach to the Tillamook cheese factory and getting his cheese curd fix. You would sometimes find John in the kitchen cooking which was something he enjoyed along with eating what he cooked of course.  John enjoyed the outdoors. He especially loved working in the yard.
 
A Celebration Of Life is scheduled for November 11, 2017 at 1:00pm at Capital Park Wesleyan Church with a reception potluck to follow at 410 19th St SE, Salem, OR. All are welcome to attend and celebrate John’s life. Donations can be made to www.marionpolkfoodshare.org in John’s memory.

 

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John you will be truely missed.  Your life was full of excitement and adventures for sure.  Thank you for being a good husband to my sister for all those years.  I am so grateful to know that you are in Heaven without pain and enjoying a pain free dance or two.  Here on earth you touched many and we will always remember you for the caring man you were.  Ringing the bell for Salvation Army, bringing cheer during the holidays & handing out food at the food bank for the church are just a few of the ways you brought joy to others.   May you rest in peace brother, see you in Heaven one day.



I love u papa thx for making me strong and showing me who I'm and always being there for me no matter what...I know your looking down on me rest in peace



Love you always and forever. You made me so happy all the time.  You were the best husband woman could ever want.  You made me strong through all the years we were together.  I loved all the years we had together  I have  wonderful memories of all the times we had together.



Rest in Peace, John.



As we come together today to celebrate the seasons on your life and enjoy the memories of you being around, sounds of laughter coming from smiling friends will warm he spirit in which you rest. So many colors to the spectrum your life leave a impact on the lives of many. Knowing that you are safe in Kingdom with our Father leaves peace in heart with everyone. I'm one of many that would say, you will be missed. Be sure to keep an eye on us as we continue on in our lives. I love you dad! Try and behave yourself , and keep a space saved by you for you favorite people. We'll see you in a moments notice.