CRESWELL - The graveside service will be held June 21 for Robert C. Martin of Creswell, who died June 7 of age-related causes. He was 80.
Martin was born May 14, 1923, in Creswell to Charles and Elsie Martin. He married Willie Bowden in Douglas County in 1949. She died in 1980. He married Frances Garrett in Creswell in 1981. She died in 1992.
He was a lifetime resident of Creswell. He served in the Marine Corps in the South Pacific during World War II. He worked in various jobs in the logging industry until 1959, when he began working as a timber faller for Weyerhaeuser. He retired in 1985.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing cards and wrestling. He was a member of the Creswell U.S. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4039.
Survivors include two sons, David and Mark, both of Creswell; a stepdaughter, Fay Garrett of Texas; five stepsons, Donald Bowden of Springfield, Fred Bowden of Keizer, Lynn Garrett of Texas and James and Roy Garrett, both of Portland; 17 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. A stepdaughter, Nancy Robinson, died in 2001.
The graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. June 21 at the Creswell Pioneer Cemetery. England's Creswell Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
SPRINGFIELD - An open house potluck will be held June 15 for Shirley Elizabeth Partridge of Springfield, who died June 9 at the age of 66. Her family chose not to list the cause of death.
Partridge was born Dec. 3, 1936, in Eugene to John and Dorothy Shipley Isham. She married Floyd Wilson on Oct. 10, 1954. They later divorced. She married James Partridge in Florence on Oct. 9, 1983.
She was a lifetime resident of Springfield and lived most of her life along the McKenzie River. She was a homemaker, and she worked at the Leaburg Veterinary Clinic for 10 years.
Her interests included oil painting, canning, cooking and sewing. She enjoyed playing with her grandchildren, feeding the birds and ducks and spending time up the river. She also enjoyed spending time with her family.
Survivors include her husband; three sons, Don and Tim Wilson, both of Springfield and Steve Wilson of Dexter; a daughter Janni Apker of Anchorage; a stepdaughter, Linda Kaye of Springfield; two stepsons, Dennis Partridge of Dexter and Jim Partridge of Portland; three brothers, Cliff Isham of Wisconsin, Bill Isham of Eugene and Dave Isham of Coos Bay; 10 grandchildren; 11 step-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two great-step-grandchildren.
Sunday's open house potluck will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Partridge residence in Springfield. Buell Funeral Chapel in Springfield is in charge of arrangements.
A memorial service will be held June 17 for Willson Turner Maynard of Eugene, who died June 7 of pneumonia. He was 82.
Maynard was born May 29, 1921, in Pablo, Mont., to Maurice and Veva Turner Maynard. He married Jane "Marcelle" Polhemus in San Francisco on July 1, 1950. She died in 1980. He married Marianne Donahue in Lake Oswego on Dec. 22, 1984.
He attended Salem High School and graduated from Lewis and Clark High School in Spokane, where he was senior class president and lettered in basketball. He attended the University of Oregon, where he was a member of Sigma Chi. He became a cadet with the Naval Air Corps in 1943 and attended Ohio Wesleyan University and Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash. He was trained as a fighter pilot and was attending night fighter training when World War II ended. He returned to Eugene in 1945 and received a bachelor's degree in business administration in 1946.
He worked in the importing business and the farm machinery business until 1951, when he returned to the UO. He received a teaching certificate from the Oregon College of Education in Monmouth in 1952. He worked as an elementary school teacher at Danebo Elementary School and as a teaching principal at Irving Elementary School. In 1956, he began working as the director of public relations for the Oregon Education Association. He later received a master's degree in education from the UO. He served as executive director of the Elementary Principals Association.
He worked in the education field in California and central Washington. He returned to this area and continued working in the education field at the UO and Lane Education Service District. He received an Ed.D from the UO in 1974. He retired from Lane ESD in 1981 and worked in his brother's insurance agency for a short time.
He later worked as a sales clerk at Emporium, as a sales representative for Isotoner Gloves and Encyclopedia Britannica until his retirement in 1996. He served as interim principal and board chairman of the St. Thomas Episcopal Kindergarten in Eugene during the 1999/2000 school year.
He was a member of a Rotary Club, the Kiwanis and the Public Relations Society of America. He served on the board of directors of the United Way of Lane County and the National School Public Relations Association. He also was a member and elder of Westminster Presbyterian Church and served in many positions at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Eugene.
His interests included golf, and he donated his time to write a book and the produce a video for junior golfers with the golf pro, Dan King, at Tokatee Golf Course. His interests also included politics, and he enjoyed trailer camping and traveling to new and favorite golf courses, the Oregon Coast and several Western and Midwestern states. He also enjoyed home improvement projects.
Survivors include his wife; a stepson, John Polhemus of Elk Grove, Calif.; five stepdaughters, MariJane Allee of Lakewood, Colo., Jeanne Schreurs of Grand Island, Neb., Jane Donahue, Jill Metcalf and Laurie Donahue, all of Eugene; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A grandson, Joel Allee, died in 1972.
Tuesday's service will be held at 1:30 p.m. at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Eugene. Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Willson Maynard Memorial Scholarship Fund for Junior Golf at Tokatee Golf Course in care of Dan King, 54947 McKenzie Highway, Blue River OR 97443.
A memorial service will be held June 17 for Edmund Ray Wall of Bend, formerly of Eugene, who died June 9 of age-related causes. He was 78.
Wall was born June 27, 1924, in Myrtle Creek to Taylor and Ruth Bounds Wall. He married Irma Wall in Melbourne, Fla., on Jan. 8, 1945.
He lived in Eugene from 1956 until 1972. He also lived in Bellingham, Wash., before moving to Bend.
He was a Navy pilot during World War II. He later became the regional vice president of Amfac pharmaceutical company.
He was a sports enthusiast and an avid Duck fan who attended many sporting events at the University of Oregon.
Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Linda Kukes of Bellingham, Wash., and Ann Wall Frank of Portland; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Tuesday's service will be held at 3 p.m. in the chapel at St. Charles Medical Center in Bend. Autumn Funerals in Bend is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Central Oregon Hospice, 2698 N.E. Courtney Drive, Suite 101, Bend, OR 97701.
PLEASANT HILL - An inurnment will be held for John Loeblein of Pleasant Hill, who died June 6 of age-related causes. He was 88.
Loeblein was born July 1, 1914, in Greeley, Pa. He later married Kunnigunde Johanna Zapf. She died April 28, 1976.
He lived in Lane County for 33 years and lived in McKenzie Bridge and Eugene before settling in Pleasant Hill.
He served in the United States Army for 22 years, retiring as a master sergeant. He worked as a surveyor for the U.S. Forest Service.
He enjoyed gardening, berry picking, bike riding, exploring the great outdoors and spending time with his family.
Survivors include two daughters, Dona Hunter of Pleasant Hill and Karen Kinde of Overland Park, Kan.; a sister, Ellie Williams of Lakeworth, Fla.; and two grandchildren. A son, Richard, died previously.
Buell Chapel in Springfield is in charge of arrangements.
The funeral will be held June 14 for Eduardo "Fast Eddy" DeChiara of Eugene, who died June 11 of cancer. He was 69.
DeChiara was born Jan. 19, 1934, in Naples, Italy, to Vincenzo and Concetta DeChiara. He married Doris Newman in Tiller in December of 1961.
He immigrated to Roseburg in 1951.
He attended barber school and worked as a barber in San Rafael, Calif., and San Francisco before settling in Eugene in 1970. He continued to work as a barber in Eugene until his retirement in 1997.
He will be remembered as having a ready smile, a steady hand and always open to giving his time for one more haircut.
His interests included fishing, golfing and gambling. He was a member of the Eugene Eagles Lodge. He enjoyed traveling to Hawaii and Europe. He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife; four sons, Venny of Spokane, Terry of Taylor, Texas, and Dino and Tony, both of Eugene; a daughter, Tina of Hillsboro; one brother; seven sisters; and nine grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at West Lawn Memorial Park & Funeral Home in Eugene. Saturday's service will be held at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow the service at West Lawn Memorial Park. A celebration of life will follow the burial at the Eugene Eagles Lodge.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Sacred Heart.
The graveside service will be held June 17 for Lawrence Harold Lind of Eugene, who died June 10 of cancer. He was 73.
Lind was born Feb. 15, 1930, in Wenatchee, Wash., to Ernest and Elsa Schultze Lind. He married Joy Langdon in Spokane on June 1, 1952. She died in September of 1972.
He lived in Wenatchee, Spokane, Edmonds, Wash., Seattle and Portland before settling in Eugene a year ago.
He worked in the insurance and smoked beef businesses. He enjoyed fishing and playing cards. He was a member of an Elks Lodge.
Survivors include a daughter, Jody Beaton of Houston; a son, Barry Lind of Springfield; three sisters, Lois Thomas, Eunice Curry and Donell Eagleburger, all of Spokane; and four grandchildren.
Tuesday's service will be held at 11 a.m. at Fairmont Memorial Park in Spokane. Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Northwood Christian Church in Springfield or to the American Cancer Society.