Winona Velma "Nonie" Romane of Eugene, died April 15 of age-related causes. She was 89.
Romane was born Sept. 16, 1914, in Eugene to Walter and Lottie Hayden Bowers.
She was a lifetime resident of Eugene, where she raised her children alone and built her own home.
She worked on engines for Southern Pacific Railroad during World War II. She later worked as a dishwasher for Bev's Steakhouse.
She was a member of the Eugene Moose Lodge. She enjoyed fishing, bowling, swimming, golfing and playing cards and Monopoly. She especially enjoyed socializing with her many friends.
Survivors include two daughters, Marie Lick of Salem and Clara Fenner of Springfield; two sons, Charles of Wrangell, Alaska, and Gerald of Vernal, Utah; 14 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren. Two grandchildren, Richard and Lora, died previously.
No service is planned. Chapel of Memories Funeral Home in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Eugene Moose Lodge.
A graveside service will be held April 19 for Claude "Bud" Frye of
Eugene, who died April 15 of age-related causes. He was 75.
Frye was born July 11, 1928, in Arnold, Kan., to Claude and Louise Kessler Frye. He married Alice George in Springfield on June 26, 1953.
He settled in this area 73 years ago.
He graduated from Eugene High School in 1946 and attended the University of Oregon. He served in the Army for two years during the Korean War and was stationed at General Eisenhower's NATO headquarters in Paris.
He worked for EWEB for 32 years as an electric operations coordinator. He was also active in the growth of his family's vineyard in Lorane.
He was an avid gardener and he enjoyed fishing, hunting and golfing. He also enjoyed his family, especially his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife; a son, Dan of Vancouver, Wash.; a daughter, Pamela Frye of Eugene; three sisters, Kaye White of Auburn, Calif., and Marie Ross and Jessie Bylund, both of Eugene; and two grandchildren.
Monday's service will be held at 1 p.m. at Rest-Haven Memorial Park in Eugene. Rest-Haven Memorial Park & Funeral Home in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or to Hospice of Sacred Heart.
A memorial service will be held April 24 for Jonathan Kalama Kahananui of Lake Oswego, formerly of Eugene, who died April 10 of complications from diabetes. He was 83.
Kahananui was born March 29, 1921, in Honolulu to John and Dorothy Mitchell Kahananui. He married Clarethel Roselund in Vancouver, Wash., in November of 1946.
He lived in Honolulu before moving to Eugene in 1939. He settled in Lake Oswego four years ago.
He joined the Army Air Corps after the attack on Pearl Harbor and served as a transport pilot in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He later served in the Air Force Reserve.
He returned to Eugene after the war and received a degree in architecture from the University of Oregon. He was employed as an architect in Eugene and was a member of the American Institute of Architects and the Construction Specifications Institute.
He was an avid Duck fan and attended every football game at Autzen Stadium until 2003. He was honored for 50 years of time and service to UO football, basketball and track programs in 1998. He was a member of the Order of the O and inducted into the UO Track & Field Hall of Fame. He received a Len Casanova Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000.
He was an active member of Kiwanis Club, the Eugene-Springfield Oregon Club, the Eugene Gleemen and the First United Methodist Church choir.
Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Anitra Kahananui-McCormack of Lake Oswego; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
The memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. April 24 at the First United Methodist Church in Eugene. Burial was at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Center for Study of Weight Regulation and Association Disorders in care of the OSHU Foundation, 1121 S.W. Salmon St., Suite 200, Portland OR 97205 or the American Civil Liberties Union in Portland.
ELMIRA - The funeral will be held April 19 for Dorothy I. Weaver of Elmira, who died April 14 of age-related causes. She was 77.
She was born Nov. 8, 1926, in Park Rapids, Minn., to Charlie and Allie Shaw Cooper. She married Donald Weaver Sr., in Eugene on Oct. 27, 1956. He died in 1984.
She lived in New York and Chicago before moving to Oregon in 1948. She resided on the coast before settling in this area in the early 1950s.
She worked as an office aide with the Fern Ridge School District until her retirement in 1984.
She served as a volunteer driver at the Tony Garcia Senior Center in Veneta.
She enjoyed fishing, watching "The Price is Right," playing bingo and going to casinos. She especially enjoyed her dog, Lizzy.
Survivors include two sons, Wesley and Donald, both of Elmira; two daughters, Joyce Longbotham and Judy Gilbertson, both of Elmira; a brother, Paul Schmirerer of Albany; 11 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. A son, Bert Jones, and a great-granddaughter, Hailey Dunafon, died previously.
Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Lane Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home in Eugene. Monday's service will be held at 11 a.m., also at the funeral home. Burial will follow the service at Lane Memorial Gardens.
Joe Hanna Jr.
A graveside service will be held April 19 for Joe Olvin Hanna Jr., of Salem, formerly of Springfield, who died April 14 of prostate cancer. He was 82.
Hanna was born Sept. 23, 1921, in Gainesville, Texas, to Joe and Lillie Martin Hanna. He married Gracie "Bea" Hunt in Mena, Ark., on Sept. 14, 1945.
He grew up during the Depression in East Texas. He also lived in Arkansas and California before moving to Springfield in 1954. He moved to Lakeside in 1988 and settled in Salem in 2003.
He joined the Army in September of 1941 and witnessed the attack on Pearl Harbor from Scofield Barracks in Honolulu. He remained in the South Pacific before volunteering for flight school in 1944. He later served as a field hospital administrator in England until his discharge in 1945.
He worked for Weyer-haeuser in Springfield as a timber faller for 24 years until his retirement.
He enjoyed fishing and watching the Atlanta Braves. He especially enjoyed his family who will remember him as a tough, quiet, gentle, loving man.
Survivors include his wife; three sons, George Owens of Bend, Joe Hanna of Eugene and Gordon Hanna of Salem; two daughters, Jean McKinney of Astoria and GR Castillo of Salem; three brothers, Jim, Jerry and Butch, all of Waldron, Ark.; four sisters, Betty Byford of Boles, Ark., Billie Cox of Fort Smith Ark., Joyce Byford of Waldron and Peggy Collins of Paragould, Ark.; nine grandchildren; and nine great- grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Monday at Springfield Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home. Monday's service will be held at 11 a.m. at Springfield Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mid-Willamette Valley Hospice, the American Cancer Society or to the American Heart Association.
REEDSPORT - A memorial service will be held April 19 for Roger J. VanderBoom of Reedsport, who died April 14 of complications from Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease. He was 80.
VanderBoom was born Oct. 19, 1923, in Belle Fourche, S.D., to Govert and Emma Voight VanderBoom. He married Christene Volzke in Herreid, S.D., on June 5, 1948.
He lived in South Dakota and Wyoming before settling in Reedsport in 1977.
He served in the Army Air Corps as a pilot in the Pacific Theater during World War II.
He attended Dakota Wesleyan University and received a certificate in hospital administration from Columbia University. He was employed as a hospital administrator in Wyoming, Missouri and Indiana as well as Reedsport. He was a past president of the Wyoming Hospital Association.
He was a life member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. His interests included mechanics, woodworking and doing home renovations. He enjoyed piloting private planes, singing, reading and learning.
Survivors include his wife; three sons, Keith of Sundance, Ken of Boise and Greg of Fontana, Calif.; two daughters, Marilyn Fetherson of Coos Bay and Kathleen VanderBoom of Colorado Springs, Colo.; two brothers, Gordon of La Quinta, Calif., and Virgil of Newell, S.D.; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Monday's service will be held at 10 a.m. at Dunes Memorial Chapel in Reedsport. Burial will be held later at Black Hills National Cemetery in Sturgis, S.D.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association, 2700 Chestnut Parkway, Chester PA 19013.
A memorial service will be held April 24 for Elizabeth Ruth "Betty" Oft of Eugene, who died April 13 of age-related causes. She was 90.
Oft was born April 3, 1914, in Lansing, Mich., to Ralph and Mae Mundy Wilson. She married Homer Oft in Eugene on April 3, 1936. He died in 1997.
She lived in the Michigan cities of Calumet and Laurium before moving to Oregon. She lived in Medford, Portland, Eugene, Crane, Crescent, Paisley and Roseburg before moving to Walla Walla, Wash. She returned to settle in Eugene two years ago.
She received a bachelor's degree in music from the University of Oregon. She later attended Whitman College in Walla Walla. She was a member of Phi Beta.
She worked as a music and grade school teacher. She was affiliated with her family's business, Wilson Music House in Eugene.
Her interests included music and she enjoyed playing the piano and singing. She served as a vocalist and summer organist for the First Congregational Church. She also played at annual concerts with the American Association of University Women and regularly performed with a small musical group.
She served as a Camp Fire leader and camp counselor for many years. She served on the Spouts Springs Ski Patrol.
She was an active member of the Roseburg community and belonged to the Roseburg Garden Club. She was also a Paul Harris Fellow with Rotary International and was active with the First Presbyterian Church. She volunteered with the Red Cross and served as a docent for Wildlife Safari for 20 years. She was honored as a Roseburg Volunteer of the Year.
She enjoyed bird watching and her articles on wintering birds were published in the Roseburg News-Review. She also enjoyed gardening and painting with oils and water colors. Her paintings won numerous prizes and have been displayed in many buildings in Roseburg.
Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Struthers of Deerfield, Ill., and Nancy Rose of Eugene; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
The memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. April 24 at the First Presbyterian Church in Roseburg. Private burial will be at Roseburg Memorial Gardens. Wilson's Chapel of the Roses in Roseburg is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Eugene Library Foundation, the Jacobs Gallery in Eugene or to Wildlife Safari in Winston.
News obituaries are a free service of The Register-Guard and are printed as space allows. Obituary information is available at (phone) 485-1234, Ext. 5534, or (fax) 683-7631.
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|Date:||Apr 17, 2004|
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