OBITUARIES.Byline: The Register-Guard
A private service will be held for Eugene F. Robbins of Eugene, who died Aug. 22 of age-related causes. He was 79.
He was born March 19, 1925, in Boyds, Wash., to Charles Robbins and Mabel Carlson Robbins. He attended Western Washington University Western Washington UniversityWWU or Western) is one of six state-funded, four-year universities of higher education in the U.S. state of Washington. It is located in Bellingham and offers bachelor's and master's degrees. in Bellingham and served in the Army during World War II. He married Dorothy Prather in Bellingham on April 3, 1949.
A Eugene resident for more than 40 years, Robbins was a music teacher in the Eugene School District Eugene School District (4J) is a public school district in the U.S. state of Oregon. It serves the city of Eugene Elementary schools
Survivors include his wife; three sons, Charles Robbins and Daniel Robbins Daniel Robbins is a software developer best known as the founder and former chief architect of the Gentoo Linux project. Background
During his time as a system administrator at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque Robbins first came into contact with Linux. , both of Eugene, and Richard Robbins of Stockton, Calif.; three daughters, Deborah Miller and Diane Lee, both of Eugene, and Dondi Robbins of Laguna Niguel, Calif.; a brother, Peter Robbins of Blaine, Wash.; a sister, Myrtle Evans of Bellingham; 15 grandchildren; and seven great- grandchildren.
England's Eugene Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
CRESWELL - Corwin "Buster" F. Bowen III of Creswell died July 30 of a lung disease lung disease Pulmonary disease Pulmonology Any condition causing or indicating impaired lung function Types of LD Obstructive lung disease–↓ in air flow caused by a narrowing or blockage of airways–eg, asthma, emphysema, chronic bronchitis; . He was 57.
Bowen was born July 22, 1947, in Porterville, Calif., to Corwin Jr. and Geri Belcher Bowen. He married Charline LeBeau on Jan. 28, 1999.
Bowen served in the Army and was a light weapons expert in Vietnam. He was a master carpenter and cabinetmaker who had lived in Creswell for 15 years.
He loved riding his motorcycle and long walks with his wife.
Survivors include his wife; three sons, Corwin IV and Brian, both of Cottage Grove, and Shawn of Springfield; four brothers, Chris, Tim, Mark and Rockey, all of California; four sisters, Cheryl Fountain and Mickey Salinas Salinas, city, United States
Salinas (səlē`nəs), city (1990 pop. 108,777), seat of Monterey co., W Calif.; inc. 1874. It is the shipping and processing center of a fertile valley famous for its grain and lettuce. of California, Tirina Dickerson of Oregon, and Susan Taylor of Nevada; and five grandchildren. A son, Robert, died previously.
Andreason's Cremation cremation, disposal of a corpse by fire. It is an ancient and widespread practice, second only to burial. It has been found among the chiefdoms of the Pacific Northwest, among Northern Athapascan bands in Alaska, and among Canadian cultural groups. and Burial Service is in charge of arrangements.
A memorial service will be held Aug. 28 for Irma Jewel Cornelius of Eugene, who died Aug. 20 of age-related causes. She was 101.
Cornelius was born Oct. 28, 1902, in Deadwood Deadwood, city (1990 pop. 1,830), seat of Lawrence co., W S.Dak.; settled 1876 after discovery of gold. A Black Hills tourist center, it is also a trade hub for a lumbering, stock-raising, and mining region. , S.D., to Orson and Ethel DeFord Stillman. She married Ray Cornelius in Eugene in 1938. He died Aug. 13, 1988.
She belonged to First Congregational Church First Congregational Church may refer to:
Survivors include a daughter, Mary Wagner of Eugene; a son, Gordon Card; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grand-children; and three great-great- grandchildren.
Saturday's service will be at 11 a.m. at Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene. Inurnment will be at Rest-Haven Memorial Park in Eugene. Memorial contributions may be made to the Eastern Star Award for Religious Leadership or the Lane Historical Society.
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A memorial service will be held Aug. 27 for Bev Halter of Eugene, who died Aug. 23 of cancer. She was 74.
Halter was born Jan. 28, 1930, in Lincoln, Neb., to Phil and True Colbert. She attended the University of Nebraska, where she earned a degree in fine arts. She married Jack Halter in Sacramento on Oct. 2, 1956. He died on Dec. 7, 1993.
She was a homemaker who enjoyed needlepoint needlepoint: see lace.
Type of embroidery in which the stitches are counted and worked with a needle over the threads, or mesh, of a canvas foundation. It was known as canvas work until the early 19th century. , hiking and cross-country skiing. She was a member of Tri-Delta Sorority sorority: see fraternity. , Oregon Horsemen's Association and Eugene Hunt Club.
She enjoyed spending the last nine summers as a volunteer in Rocky Mountain National Park Rocky Mountain National Park
National park, north-central Colorado, U.S. Established in 1915 and enclosing part of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, the park has an area of 262,191 acres (106,105 hectares). .
Survivors include two daughters, Nancy Halter of Eugene and Jackie Hale of Portland; a sister, Phyllis Hunley of Denver; and two grandchildren.
Friday's service will be at 2 p.m. at Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene. Memorial contributions may be made to Rocky Mountain National Park Associates, Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, CO 80517.
JUNCTION CITY - A celebration of life will be held Sept. 12 for David Dewayne Coughran of Junction City, who died Aug. 19 of liver failure liver failure Clinical medicine Liver insufficiency that results in death, requires a liver transplant, or is characterized by recovery after encephalopathy, or while awaiting a transplant; also defined as a condition with ≥ 3 of following: albumin < 3. . He was 41.
Coughran was born July 10, 1963, in Lebanon to George and Sada Lewis Jones Coughran. He had a relationship of 10 years with domestic partner Thom Hudgens.
He previously lived in Lebanon and Norman, Ark., and received his education at the Lebanon Academy.
He was an antique dealer who loved to shop, fish and frequent garage sales. He was a member of the Hallmark Collector's Club. He especially enjoyed being with family and friends.
Survivors include his domestic partner; six sisters, Virginia Peaslee and Betty Reeves, both of Albany, JoAnn Cozby of Norman, Ark., Elizabeth Jayne Vandermeid and Joyce Milligan, both of Mount Ida, Ark., and Sherry Cray of Pencil Bluff, Ark.; and three brothers, George of Klamath Falls, Anthony of Lebanon and Roger of Mount Ida, Ark.
The Sept. 12 celebration will be held at 2 p.m. at 28295 Meadowview Road in Junction City. England's Eugene Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
JUNCTION CITY - Evelyn Joann Boysen of Junction City died Aug. 21 of cancer. She was 42.
Boysen was born May 3, 1962, in Molalla to Wallace and Gloria Whiting Derby.
She graduated from Triangle Lake High School in 1980. She married Paul Boysen in Eugene on Jan. 10, 1984.
She worked as a recreational vehicle detailer at Guaranty Chevrolet for seven years.
Her interests included reading, sewing, cooking and caring for her children.
Survivors include her husband; her parents of Blachly; a daughter, Michele of Junction City; a son, Daniel of Junction City; a brother, Russell Derby of Blachly; and two sisters, Carolyn Derby of Blachly and Marilyn Esgate of Springfield.
No service is planned. Murphy-Musgrove Family Mortuary of Junction City is in charge of arrangements.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Aug. 27 for William F. Chandler Sr. of Eugene, who died Aug. 23 of age-related causes. He was 86.
Chandler was born on Feb. 22, 1918, in the Bronx, New York City New York City: see New York, city.
New York City
City (pop., 2000: 8,008,278), southeastern New York, at the mouth of the Hudson River. The largest city in the U.S. , to Fred and Mary Grein Chandler.
He attended schools in the Bronx and was an insurance salesman for John Hancock Life Insurance Co. for 35 years.
He married Sally Jones in Yonkers, N.Y., on July 19, 1937. She died on Nov. 3, 1995.
He lived in this area since moving from Yonkers in 1979. He enjoyed camping, sailing, golf, singing and cross-country skiing. He was a fourth-degree member of the Knights of Columbus Knights of Columbus, American Roman Catholic society for men, founded (1882) at New Haven, Conn. (where its headquarters are still located), by Father Michael J. McGivney. , a Carmelite brother and Eucharistic minister and lector at St. Mary's Catholic Church.
Survivors include five sons, William F. Jr. of Lakewood, N.Y., Dennis of Solomons, Md., Gerard of Noonan, Ga., Robert of Spokane, and Kevin of Eugene; 15 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
Friday's service will be at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church. A recitation rec·i·ta·tion
a. The act of reciting memorized materials in a public performance.
b. The material so presented.
a. Oral delivery of prepared lessons by a pupil.
b. of the rosary will be at 4 p.m. on Thursday. Burial will be at Rest-Haven Memorial Park. Poole-Larsen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Greenhill Humane Society or St. Mary's Catholic Church.
Malcolm "Mickey" Johnston of Ophir, formerly of Eugene and Florence, died Aug. 17 of heart disease. He was 72.
Johnston was born Feb. 12, 1932, in St. Helens, to Myron and Dorothy Beall Johnston. He married Claire Jacqueline Dame in Holyoke, Mass., on Feb. 7, 1952. She died previously.
Johnston served in the Air Force during the Korean War Korean War, conflict between Communist and non-Communist forces in Korea from June 25, 1950, to July 27, 1953. At the end of World War II, Korea was divided at the 38th parallel into Soviet (North Korean) and U.S. (South Korean) zones of occupation. . He had a career as an industrial electrician and was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) is a labor union which represents workers in the electrical industry in the United States and Canada, particularly electricians, or Inside Wiremen, in the construction industry and linemen and other employees of public .
He met his wife while stationed in Massachusetts, and they settled in Eugene after driving across the country. After 30 years as an electrician, he and his wife moved to Alaska and operated an airport limousine service. He later retired to Florence.
He especially enjoyed the coast, fishing, his children and grandchildren. He treasured his dogs, Lucy and Goldie.
Survivors include two daughters, Denise Courtright of Springfield and Karen Hoy of Escondito, Calif.; a son, Mike of Veneta; a sister Patricia Case of Ophir; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at a later date where his ashes will be scattered at sea off Florence by the U.S. Coast Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association American Heart Association (AHA),
n.pr a national voluntary health agency that has the goal of increasing public and medical awareness of cardiovascular diseases and stroke, and thereby reducing the number of associated deaths and disabilities. or the American Lung Association The American Lung Association (ALA) is a non-profit organization that "fights lung disease in all its forms, with special emphasis on asthma, tobacco control and environmental health". .
Fred Leroy Hunt, a 55-year resident of Wilmington, Del., who spent the past eight months in Eugene, died of cancer Aug. 21. He was 92.
Hunt was born Feb. 12, 1912, in Baker to Roy and Adelle McMurren Hunt. He married Elizabeth Ann Heacock in Keating on April 29, 1944. She died in 1989.
He graduated from Oregon State University Oregon State University, at Corvallis; land-grant and state supported; coeducational; chartered 1858 as Corvallis College, opened 1865. In 1868 it was designated Oregon's land-grant agricultural college and was taken over completely by the state in 1885. in 1937 with a master's degree in engineering. Afterward, he joined the DuPont Co.
During World War II, Hunt was a supervising engineer for the construction of the B Reactor at the Hanford nuclear reservation near Richland, Wash.
After the war, he returned to Wilmington and DuPont until he retired in 1974. He came to Eugene earlier this year to stay with his son while receiving medical treatment.
He enjoyed music, dancing and golf, and he was involved in bringing organized youth baseball to areas not served by established leagues. Teams and leagues he helped organize in 1956 still exist today.
Survivors include two sons, James Hunt of Eugene and William Hunt of Tucson; and a grandson.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society American Cancer Society,
n.pr established in 1913, this national volunteer-based health organization is committed to the elimination of cancer through prevention and treatment and to diminishing cancer suffering through advocacy, scholarship, research, .
No service is planned. Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.
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