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Mariano Guardino

The memorial service will be today, Jan. 19, for Mariano "Monte" Guardino of Eugene, who died Jan. 15 of Parkinson's disease. He was 84.

He was born Jan. 5, 1920, in San Jose, Calif., to Joseph and Jennie Lesei Guardino. He married Harriet Smith in San Jose on Sept. 22, 1941.

He attended San Jose State College for two years and served in the U.S. Navy on the USS Sperry submarine. He worked in radio broadcasting and sales and in his leisure time wrote 10 unpublished stage plays. As a young man, he played the accordion in nightclubs in San Jose.

Guardino moved in the late '40s to Grants Pass, where he was a radio personality, "The Happy Roving Cowboy," for 11 years. He moved to Eugene in the 1960s, and was a regular writer of letters to the editor - typing them using only two fingers in later years as his illness progressed.

He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Eugene, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Playwrighters' Guild. He had lived in Eugene for 39 years.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, David of Knoxville, Tenn., and John of Eugene; four daughters, Mary Guardino of Racine, Wis., Patricia Cummings of Springfield, Barbara Guardino of Portland and Lori Groat of Castle Rock, Colo.; two brothers, Robert and Edward, both of San Jose; two sisters, Connie Starkey of Campbell, Calif., and Theresa Linsmeier of San Jose; 10 grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation is today from 10:15 a.m. at 10:45 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, with a Mass of Christian Burial following at 11 a.m. Rest-Haven Memorial Park & Funeral Home of Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, P.O. Box 4777, New York, NY 10163.

Sharon Wert

McKENZIE BRIDGE - The memorial service will be todayfor Sharon J. Wert of McKenzie Bridge, who died Jan. 14 at age 59. The family chose not to list the cause of death.

She was born Feb. 6, 1944, in San Jose, Calif., to Kenneth and Joan Brunkerhoff Gurries. She married Robert Wert on Feb. 14, 1987.

She previously lived in San Jose and Santa Cruz, Calif., before moving to McKenzie Bridge 13 years ago.

She received a bachelor's degree from Dominican College and an MBA degree from Pepperdine University in California. Wert worked as an elementary school teacher and as a systems analyst for Lockheed Martin.

She enjoyed gardening, sewing, quilting and spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband; her mother; a son, Rob Jr. of Fremont, Calif; two daughters, Kristy Evans of San Antonio and Karen Pope of Portland; two sisters, Marilyn Matttulish of Lake Oswego and Susan McDonald of San Jose; and three grandchildren.

Today's service will be at 11 a.m. at St. Benedict's Lodge Catholic Church in McKenzie Bridge. Rest-Haven Memorial Park & Funeral Home of Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Charles Rice

A memorial service will be held Jan. 20 for Charles Amos Rice of Eugene, who died Jan. 17 of pulmonary fibrosis. He was 93.

He was born Jan. 9, 1911, in Breman, Ohio, to Carl and Bertha Nix Rice.

He married Idah J. Stuart in Mount Pleasant, Mich., on Oct. 12, 1935. She died Nov. 24, 1999.

Rice was a longtime resident of Casper, Wyo., and moved to Eugene in March 2000. He was a distribution materials agent for Union Oil of California.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting and landscaping. He was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church and a board member for St. Vincent de Paul.

Survivors include two daughters, Bette Large of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Karla Rice of Eugene; a sister, Elizabeth Sharpneck of Sandusky, Ohio; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Tuesday's Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. at St. Jude Catholic Church in Eugene. Andreason's Cremation & Burial Service, Eugene, is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Sacred Heart.

Robert Amos

The funeral will be Jan. 20 for Robert D. Amos of Eugene, who died Jan. 13 of age-related causes. He was 94.

He was born Dec. 1, 1909, in Portland to Robert and Mabel Connell Amos. He married Elizabeth Chapman in January 1942. She died in 2001.

Amos graduated from Franklin High School in Portland and moved to Corvallis to attend Oregon Agricultural College. He put himself through college by working on area farms during the summer.

He joined the Army National Guard and attained the rank of corporal before graduating in 1933 with a bachelor's degree in commerce. He joined the U.S. Naval Reserve as an intelligence officer at the outbreak of World War II. He was activated by the Navy and served in Seattle where he became officer-in-charge of the administrative branch and was schooled in counterintelligence operations. He was honorably discharged as a lieutenant commander.

Amos was a certified public accountant and worked for the state Department of Revenue and later was hired as a special agent with the Internal Revenue Service. He was promoted to IRS intelligence division chief in Helena, Mont., in 1954. He returned to Portland in 1957, and retired from the IRS in 1971. A year later, he opened a tax consulting business in Portland that he maintained until age 89. He moved to Eugene in 2000.

Amos enjoyed bowling, hiking and reading, and was an amateur Civil War historian. He became a Presbyterian Church elder while living in Montana.

Survivors include three sons, Robert of Grants Pass, Alan of Eugene and Richard of Shedd; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Tuesday's service will be at 3 p.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church in Albany. Burial will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland. Aasum Funeral Home in Albany is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Cedar Mill Library Association.

Alice Stroda

HARRISBURG - The memorial service will be Jan. 21 for Alice Ann Stroda of Harrisburg, who died Jan. 15 of cancer. She was 62.

She was born July 16, 1941, in Eugene to Richard and Frances Cox Malpass. She married Richard Stroda in Eugene on March 26, 1960.

She graduated from Harrisburg High School and attended the University of Oregon. She was a homemaker and businesswoman who enjoyed gardening, travel and family.

Survivors include her husband; her mother of Vancouver, Wash.; two daughters, Anne Countryman of Athena and Lisa Southworth of Lake Oswego; a son, David of Harrisburg; a brother, Richie Malpass of Vancouver; three sisters, Sharon Marino of Vancouver, Harriet Purkey of Mexico and Shelly Underwood of Oregon City; and seven grandchildren.

Wednesday's service will be at 1 p.m. at Harrisburg Christian Church, with private inurnment at Rest Lawn Memorial Park in Eugene. Murphy-Musgrove Mortuary in Junction City is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Sacred Heart, 1121 Fairfield St., Eugene, OR 97402.

Sharon Jaff

The memorial service will be Jan. 21 for Sharon Rae Jaff of Eugene, who died Jan. 16 of heart failure. She was 62.

She was born Sept. 14, 1941, in Jamestown, N.D., to Norris and Martha Stroh Torkelson. She married Tom Jaff in Aberdeen, S.D., on July 19, 1963.

She graduated from high school in Jamestown in 1959 and lived in Seattle before coming to Eugene in 1978. She was a homemaker who enjoyed cruising in old cars and making scrapbooks.

She volunteered for a prayer ministry and was a member of Mothers of Pre-Schoolers and the Valley Cruisers Car Club. She especially enjoyed spending time with friends and family.

Survivors include her husband; a son, Charles of Portland; two brothers, Jim Torkelson of Richland, Wash., and David Torkelson of Ulm, Mont.; and a sister, Linda Showalter of Richland. A daughter, Charmaine, died Sept. 17, 1995.

Wednesday's service will be at 11 a.m. at Living Hope Free Methodist Church at 2801 W. 18th Ave. in Eugene, with a luncheon following. England's Eugene Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309.

Karla Whitney

CORVALLIS - A celebration of life will be held Jan. 25 for Karla Jo Anne Booth Whitney of Corvallis, formerly of Eugene, who died Jan. 11 of breast cancer. She was 53.

She was born March 30, 1950, in Salem to Herb and Betty Mehring Booth. She married Mark Whitney in Salem on March 17, 1973.

She graduated from Parkrose High School in Portland in 1968. She earned a bachelor's degree at Oregon State University in early childhood education and did additional course work at the University of Oregon. She lived in Eugene from 1975 to 1990.

Whitney was an instructor and head teacher at OSU's Child Development Center.

She was an avid OSU Beavers alumna and a member of Delta Gamma sorority. She enjoyed reading and teaching children.

Survivors include her husband; her mother of Wilsonville; a daughter, Heather Whitney of Eugene; a son, Tyler of Corvallis; and a brother, Mike Booth of Salem.

Sunday's celebration of life will be from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Charbonneau Country Club in Wilsonville. McHenry Funeral Home of Corvallis is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the the OSU Child Development Center Scholarship Fund for Head Start children, in care of the funeral home.

Robert George

Private services have been held for Robert "Slim" George of Eugene, who died Jan. 14 at age 77. His family chose not to list the cause of death.

He was born Feb. 7, 1926, in Painesville, Ohio, to Ted George and Vivian Sharp McDaniel. He and his wife, Mary, married on Dec. 11, 1980.

He graduated from high school and college, and served in the Marine Corps.

He lived in Long Beach, Calif., until 1981, when he settled in this area.

He worked as a truck driver and was a member of Eugene Eagles Aerie 275.

Survivors include his wife; three sons, Ted, Michael and Robert; four stepsons and four stepdaughters; a brother, Ted Beckwith of Ohio; and numerous grandchildren.

Andreason's Cremation & Burial Service in Eugene is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Sacred Heart.

Edna Hayden

Edna Emma Hayden of Minnetonka, Minn., died Jan. 5 of age-related causes. The longtime Eugene resident was 96.

She was born Aug. 27, 1907, in Schleswig, Iowa, to Wilhelm and Adelheid Schultz Wiegand. She married Peter Hayden, who died in 1948.

She was chief operator for a telephone company and enjoyed playing pinochle and traveling. She was a member of the Telephone Pioneers, Women of the Moose and the Lutheran Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Sally Colburn of Minnetonka; one grandchild; and two great-grandchildren. One grandchild died previously.

No services. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Lutheran Church in Omaha, Neb.
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