Obituaries & Tributes

Breanna Don Dapron

Jan. 21, 2003 — Jan. 23, 2023

Breanna Don Dapron, 20, of Creswell, Ore. passed away with her family by her side on Jan. 23, 2023. Breanna was born Jan. 21, 2003 in Springfield, Ore. to parents Daryl and Brenda (Violette) Dapron. 

Breanna was their shining light and star athlete. She graduated from Creswell High School with the Class of 2021. She excelled through her high school years as a star athlete playing basketball and volleyball, winning many awards. She was a dedicated team player and very proud of her accomplishments. Breanna had a great time being on the homecoming court with her good friend Jenessa. 

She loved the summertime season; swimming with her friends and sitting by the campfire. One of her greatest joys was spending time with her nieces Rylea and Addie. Family meant everything to Breanna, and she never left without saying, “I love you!” 

Breanna’s calling in life was caring for her elderly patients. She cared for them with a huge heart and an understanding of their aging lives. 

Breanna is survived by her mother and father of Creswell; brother Wes Violette of Creswell; brother Dustin (Kaya Reimche) Dapron of Creswell; grandmother and grandfather Judy and Don Violette; grandmother Joyce Dapron; nieces Rylea and Addie Violette of Creswell; and numerous family members and friends. Breanna was preceded in death by her grandfathers Robert Dapron and Sonny Tye. 

A celebration of life will be held at Creswell High School on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023 at 2 p.m.  Please bring a special story to share with her family and friends. 

Breanna was an organ donor, and with her untimely death she was able to save the lives of four people. Her family is very proud of her. 

Donations can be made to help the family at their time of need and grief at ( Breanna Dapron Final Expenses, and also donations to Brenda Dapron at Northwest Community Credit Union. The family thanks you in advance for all the support from the community. 

Arrangements by Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel and Crematorium. 

This weekend, friends, family and former classmates will gather to celebrate the life of Breanna Dapron, a 20-year old Creswell High School alumna and a two-sport star, who was murdered in a shooting in Eugene on Jan. 19. 

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Creswell High School Saturday, Feb. 11 at 2 p.m. The family asks that people please bring a special story to share. 



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