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Xenia Burgess

COTTAGE GROVE - Xenai "Deanie" Burgess of Cottage Grove died Nov. 4 of a stroke. She was 82.

Burgess was born Feb. 15, 1921, in Redfield, S.D., to Joseph and Eva Cain Greenlee. She married Osmer Burgess in Eugene on June 23, 1943. She lived in Cottage Grove since 1938. She enjoyed knitting.

Survivors include her husband; and a son, Leon of Cottage Grove.

No service is planned. Chapel of Memories Funeral Home in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Nels Sandstrom

Nels Sandstrom of Eugene died Nov. 1 of age-related causes. He was 85.

Sandstrom was born Dec. 13, 1917, in Hoquiam, Wash., to Johann and Maria Sandstrom. He married Myna Turner at Holiday Farm on June 25, 1947.

He attended Hoquiam High School and the University of Washington. He was a pilot during World War II.

He lived in the Hoquiam and Aberdeen, Wash., before settling in this area 53 years ago.

He was a co-owner of Clear Fir Products and served as president and board member of several professional and social organizations. His interests included golf and watching all sports. He enjoyed spending time with his family.

Survivors include his wife; a son, John of Salem; a daughter, Linda of Eugene; seven grandchildren; and one great-grand- child.

No service is planned. Andreason's Cremation & Burial Service in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Volunteers in Medicine.

Inez Burns

A memorial service will be held today, Nov. 7, for Inez Kleo Mae Burns of Eugene, who died Oct. 31 of age-related causes. She was 92.

Burns was born May 10, 1911, in Verdel, Neb., to Alfred and Olga Fagre Haugen. She married Leon Burns in Eugene on Jan. 19, 1980.

She attended schools in Nebraska. She lived in Silverton, Omaha, Neb., and Chattanooga, Tenn., before settling in Eugene in 1943.

She worked as a grocery store checker and she attended Allison Park Christian Church in Eugene.

She enjoyed gardening, quilting, reading and canning fruits and vegetables. She also enjoyed her pets, especially her dog, Sue.

Survivors include a daughter, Ida Templeton of Veneta; four sisters, Geneva Jostes, Neva Menkens and Cora Kethcart, all of Eugene and Vinona Koller of La Pine; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. A daughter, Geraldine Reynolds, died in 2000.

Today's service will be held at 1 p.m. at West Lawn Memorial Park & Funeral Home in Eugene. Inurnment will be at West Lawn Memorial Park.

Michael Taylor

A private graveside service will be held for Michael W. Taylor of Eugene, who died Nov. 2 of cancer. He was 77.

Taylor was born March 28, 1926, in Longview, Wash., to Fred and Lovella Courtney Taylor. He moved to Tillamook in 1927 and to Roseburg in 1940.

After graduating from high school, he served in the Navy from 1943 to 1946.

Taylor married Joan Potter in Reno, Nev., on Aug. 17, 1949. She died Nov. 7, 2000.

A resident of Eugene since 1955, Taylor worked as a jeweler and as a logger.

His interests included fishing, gardening, traveling and golf.

Survivors include a daughter, Diane Boyles of Veneta; a son, Greg Taylor of Springfield; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Private burial will be at Rest-Haven Memorial Park in Eugene. Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Sacred Heart.

George Rosemeyer

George F. Rosemeyer of Eugene died Nov. 3 of lung cancer. He was 71.

Rosemeyer was born Nov. 7, 1931, in Sandpoint, Idaho, to Henry and Etta Montgomery Rosemeyer. He married Alice Furrow in Lebam, Wash., on June 27, 1953.

He lived in Sutherlin and attended high school in North Bend. He later lived in Olympia and Redding, Calif., before settling in Eugene in 1955.

He served in the Army for three years during the Korean War. He worked as a carpenter for Vik Construction Company for 15 years and for Meili Construction from 1985 until 1992.

He lived in this area for 48 years and was a member of the U.S. Veterans of Foreign Wars in Eugene. He enjoyed camping and fishing.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Wayne and Craig, both of Eugene; two daughters, Sherrie Barber of Portland and Ann Roeder of Oregon City; a brother, Jerry; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchil- dren.

No service is planned. Chapel of Memories Funeral Home in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Eleanor `June' Sapp

SPRINGFIELD - Eleanor "June" Sapp of Springfield died Nov. 2 at age 73. Her family chose not to list the cause of death.

Sapp was born Oct. 30, 1930, in Goldendale, Wash., to Walter and Myrtle Cooper Ray.

She married Harley "Gene" Sapp on May 6, 1950. The couple moved to Springfield in 1965.

Survivors include her husband; three daughters, Cheri Pendroy of Seattle, Christina "Tina" Fenley of Veneta and Cynthia "Sami" Parsons of Springfield; a son, Lance of Springfield; and six grandchil- dren.

No service is planned. Chapel of Memories Funeral Home in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Ruth Sproul

SPRINGFIELD - The funeral Mass will be held Nov. 10 for Ruth D. Sproul of Springfield, who died Nov. 4 of age-related causes. She was 96.

Sproul was born April 8, 1907, in Fairfax, S.D., to Joseph and Bessie Kinzer Haffley. She married Bruce H. Sproul in Missouri Valley, Iowa, in 1924. He died Nov. 5, 1979.

She lived in South Dakota and Iowa before moving to Oregon in 1954. She lived in the Springfield area since 1961. A homemaker, Sproul enjoyed cooking and flower gardening. She was affiliated with St. Alice Catholic Church. Survivors include a son, James of Missouri Valley; a daughter, Shirley Gray of Springfield; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation is scheduled from noon to 4 p.m. at Springfield Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home. The funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Alice Catholic Church.

Springfield Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or St. Alice Catholic Church.

Myrtle Brockman

JUNCTION CITY - A graveside service will be held Nov. 8 for Myrtle Mae Brockman of Junction City, who died Nov. 3 of age-related causes. She was 76.

Brockman was born June 12, 1927, in Alton, Ill., to Charles and Carrie Carter Bridgeman. She married Nelson Brockman in Alton on July 8, 1944.

She moved to this area in 1962 and lived in Monroe before settling in Junction City.

She graduated from high school and was a homemaker. She enjoyed cards, flowers, crafts, playing bingo and collecting turtle and swan figurines. She was a member of the Gold Star Mothers and an Eagles Lodge.

Survivors include her husband; four daughters, Cyntha Breitweiser of Brighton, Ill., Linda Hollinger of Elmira and Karen Hansen and Arlene Brockman, both of Junction City; a son, David of Junction City; two brothers, Michael Bridgeman of Alton and William Bridgeman of Elmira; two sisters, Charlotte Hansen and Judy Goacher, both of Alton; 15 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Two sons died previously, John in 1968 and Joseph in 1995 and a granddaughter, Tara Brockman, died in 1996.

Saturday's service will be held at 1 p.m. at the Monroe Cemetery. Murphy-Musgrove Funeral Home in Junction City is in charge of arrangements.

Hazel Turner

A private memorial service will be held for Hazel Buckingham Turner of Eugene, who died Nov. 1 of age-related causes. She was 97.

Turner was born Aug. 27, 1906, in Kalispell, Mont., to Ward and Edith Coram Buckingham. She attended school in Kalispell and completed her college education in Bellingham, Wash.

Her first teaching position was in Longview, Wash.

She married Clyde Turner in Salem on April 16, 1930. He died in 1973.

Turner lived in Oakland, Calif., for 30 years before moving to Eugene in 1971. She was a homemaker and an artist.

After moving to Eugene, Turner continued painting and played bridge with several groups. She was active in the lives of her grandchildren.

Survivors include a daughter, JoAnn Brinkman of Eugene; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Private entombment will be at Rest-Haven Mausoleum in Eugene. Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Dean Hiestand

Dean D. Hiestand of Goldendale, Wash., formerly of Eugene, died Oct. 30 of lung cancer. He was 75.

Hiestand was born Feb. 6, 1928, in Snyder, Neb., to Alfons and Alma Hiestand. He married Peggy Sanders in Metropolis, Ill., in 1968.

He lived in this area until 1972 when he settled in Goldendale. He worked as a maintenance man at an aluminum smelter in Goldendale until his retirement. He was an avid fisherman and he enjoyed watching sports on television. He was a member of the U.S. Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion, an Eagles Lodge and a Moose Lodge.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Robert Porter, of Vancouver, Wash.; five daughters, Carmen Couch of La Pine, Karen Hartsock of Cobden, Ill., Christine Broadway of Paducah, Ky., Sheila Barce of Beaverton and Sheri Brown of Florida; two brothers, Glenn and Jack, both of Springfield; 12 grandchildren; and 15 great-grand- children.

At his request, no services will be held. Burial will be at Lane Memorial Gardens in Eugene. Erdman Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Goldendale is in charge of arrangements.

Randall Burson

HARRISBURG - A memorial service will be held Nov. 8 for Randall Lee Burson of Harrisburg, who died Nov. 3 at age 48.

The cause of death has yet to be determined.

Burson was born May 1, 1955, in Dillard, to Richard and Bessie Woolley Burson. He lived in Roseburg, Florence and then Eugene. Burson worked as a plywood millworker. He enjoyed reading, history and spending time with his grandchildren.

Survivors include three daughters, Anita Jordan of Junction City, Mystic Burson of Springfield, and Amber Lycett of Harrisburg; four brothers, Richard of Madras and Lonnie, Tim and Robert, all of Roseburg; three sisters, Marsha May of Roseburg, Dee Smith of Springfield, and Debbie Spencer of Pendleton; and five grandchildren. Three children and five grandchildren died previously.

Saturday's service will be at 2 p.m. at 480 S.W. Juniper St. in Junction City.

Poole-Larsen Funeral Home of Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Warren Piatt

Warren E. Piatt Jr. of Eugene died Nov. 3 of pneumonia. He was 66.

Piatt was born July 28, 1937, in Nyssa, to Warren and Mildred Piatt. He married Caryl Collicott in Nevada in 1963. Piatt lived in Vancouver, Wash. and Baker before moving to Eugene 24 years ago. He served in the U.S. Navy and for 33 years worked with 3M national advertising until his retirement. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Lorrie Piatt-Montry of Portland; two sons, Michael of Albany and Kevin of Eugene; a sister, Marcella Henkil of Missouri; and three grandchildren.

No service is planned.

Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lion's Eye Bank.

William Niles

CHESHIRE - A memorial service will be held Nov. 8 for William A. Niles of Cheshire, who died Nov. 3 of a heart attack. He was 69.

Niles was born Jan. 16, 1934, in San Francisco, to William and Lillian Wilson Niles. He married Julia Robison in Tumwater, Wash., on July 9, 1954.

Niles served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and later worked as a foreman at Italian Swiss Colony in Asti, Calif.

He lived in the Cheshire area since 1987. His hobbies included reading, electronics and music.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Michael of Cheshire; four daughters, Barbara Edmundson of Burke, Va., Billie Magid of Novato, Calif., Kathy Robison and Debbie Gilbreath, both of Tumwater; a sister, Carol Ann; and six grandchildren.

Saturday's service will be at 1 p.m. at the Goshen Grange Hall.

Andreason's Cremation & Burial Service of Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Martha Mulkey

A memorial service was held Oct. 6 in Sierra Vista, Ariz., for Martha Margaret Mulkey of Sierra Vista, formerly of Eugene, who died Sept. 30 of age-related causes. She was 86.

Mulkey was born Aug. 31, 1917, in Eugene to David and Ellen Hennigan. She married Leon Mulkey in Eugene in 1938.

She also lived in Roseburg and the Virgin Islands before settling in Sierra Vista.

She was a concert violinist and worked as concert mistress with several symphony orchestras. She played the violin every Sunday for several years with the First Baptist Church in Eugene. She also served as the choir director for the Moravian Church in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands for 15 years. She loved the Lord and her church.

Survivors include her husband; a son, Don of Grants Pass; a daughter, Janet Mulkey of Sierra Vista; a brother, Warren Hennigan of Bandon; a sister, Carol Dewey of Springfield; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Private burial was at Mulkey Cemetery in Eugene. ScienceCare Anatomical in Phoenix is in charge of arrangements.

Leonard Weber

Leonard B. Weber of Eugene died Oct. 31 of a heart attack. He was 89.

Weber was Born April 3, 1914, in Tacoma to Benjamin and Adelaide Weber.

After earning an engineering degree at Washington State College in 1935, he worked five years on the Columbia Basin project and on Grand Coulee Dam.

During World War II, Weber served in the Army with the 29th Engineers in Portland. He was a general staff officer at Third Army Headquarters in San Antonio, Texas, and served at the Sixth Army Headquarters in the Southwest Pacific. He was discharged at the end of the war at the rank of lieutenant colonel.

After the war, Weber worked as a petroleum engineer in the oil fields of Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas and Venezuela. He later earned a law degree at the University of Tulsa and worked 17 years as chief legal counsel for the CH2M Hill engineering firm in Corvallis. He retired in 1984.

His interests included hiking in the Cascade Mountains and the Swiss Alps, traveling, reading and sports of all kinds. As a young boy, he had the thrill of playing catch with Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and Jimmy Foxx in Paradise, Mont.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia Hoover; three daughters, Sherry Lynn Thompson of Seattle, Patricia Patton of Walterville and Tracy Loffer of Boise; two brothers, Russell of Sequim, Wash., and Warren of Albuquerque, N.M.; a sister, Jean Mundell of Tacoma; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

At his request, no service will be held. England's Eugene Memorial Chapel is in charge of cremation.

Memorial contributions may be made to Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility, 921 S.W. Morrison St., Suite 500, Portland, OR 97205.

Gabriela Gilliam

A memorial service will be held today, Nov. 7, for Gabriela Marie Gilliam, infant daughter of Christopher and Trang Gilliam.

She was born July 28, 2003 in Springfield.

Survivors include her parents and a sister, Elana; and her grandparents, Phuc Le, Hue Pham and Robert Gilliam, all of Lansing, Mich., and Debra Gilliam of Long Beach, Calif.

Today's service will be held at 1 p.m. at Buell Funeral Chapel in Springfield. Attendees are requested to wear white or light-colored clothing.

News obituaries are a free service of The Register-Guard and are printed as space allows. The News Department will accept information on its standard obituary forms submitted through funeral homes or by the deceased's immediate family. Obituary information is available at (phone) 485-1234, Ext. 5534, or (fax) 683-7631. If you want to purchase advertising space for a more detailed obituary, call 342-1212.
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