OBITUARIES.Byline: The Register-Guard
LEABURG - A memorial service will be held Jan. 14 for Laura Media Rose of Leaburg, who died Jan. 8 after a stroke. She was 89.
She was born July 9, 1915, in Oden, Ark., to Frank and Minerva Bates Bates , Katherine Lee 1859-1929.
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She was a high school graduate and former resident of Finn Rock. She was a homemaker and enjoyed Bible study Bible study may refer to:
The lyrics describe the band members desire to spend "more time with God". "Sometimes it’s a real struggle to spend time with God. with her grandchildren, family and friends. She was a member of McKenzie Baptist Church.
She was known as "Mother, Aunt Media, Nun(n)un, Grandma, Rosie, Mama Rose and Grandma Media" to a large extended family, who will remember that "her gifts were love and hospitality."
Survivors include three daughters, Billie Ruth Rose of Leaburg, and Nancy Rose and Cathy Johnson, both of Springfield; two sons, Joe of Springfield and Jim of Leaburg; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
Friday's service will be at 1 p.m. at McKenzie Baptist Church in Leaburg. Buell Funeral Chapel in Springfield is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Special Olympics Special Olympics
International sports program for people with intellectual disability. It provides year-round training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type summer and winter sports for participants. of Lane and Linn Counties or the McKenzie Christian School A Christian School is a school run on Christian principles or by a Christian organization.
The nature of Christian schools varies enormously from country to country according to the religious, educational, and political culture. in Leaburg.
SPRINGFIELD - The funeral will be held Jan. 13 for Lester L. Nelson of Springfield, who died Jan. 9 of cancer. He was 73.
Nelson was born Aug. 30, 1931, in Woodland, Wash., to Carl and Mary Neece Nelson. He married Shirley McConathy on June 18, 1954.
He retired after working for Weyerhaeuser for 40 years. He enjoyed drag-racing, spending time with his family and camping.
Survivors include his wife; a son, Dennis of Springfield; two daughters, Nancy Shaffer of Springfield and Barbara Seabaugh of Sutherlin; two grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren.
Thursday's service and burial will be held at 2 p.m. at Springfield Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to PeaceHealth Hospice.
PLEASANT HILL - A memorial service will be held today, Jan. 12, for Kenneth Carl "Kenny" Baird of Pleasant Hill, who died Jan. 8 of leukemia. He was 71.
Baird was born Feb. 9, 1933, in Wichita Falls, Texas Wichita Falls is a city in Wichita County, Texas, United States. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 104,197. It is the principal city of the Wichita Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area, which encompasses all of Archer, Clay and Wichita counties. , to Cicero and Vada Shaw Baird. He married Virginia Mae "Ginger" Campbell on June 14, 1952, in Pleasant View, Colo.
He had worked as a truck driver. He lived in the Eugene-Springfield area for 42 years and previously lived in Moab, Utah
Moab is a city in Grand County, in eastern Utah, in the western United States. . He enjoyed the Oregon Coast The Oregon Coast is a geographical term that is used to describe the coast of Oregon along the Pacific Ocean. Stretching 362 miles from Astoria to the California border, the Oregon Coast is unique in that the whole coastline is public land. , hunting, fishing and spending time with his family and friends.
Survivors include his wife; five daughters, Kim Matsler and Kelly Palo, both of Springfield, Brenda Hamlow of McKenzie Bridge, Bobbie Macauley of Lebanon and Kristi Buckley of Orinda, Calif.; two sons, Steve of Springfield and Rick of Pleasant Hill; two brothers, Gordon of Brookings and Wayne of Camp Verde, Ariz.; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. A granddaughter, Stephanie Baird, died previously.
Today's service will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Walterville Grange at 39259 Camp Creek There are over one thousand places in the United States named Camp Creek, including several hundred streams: Streams
Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia Society.
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The area beside a grave. funeral will be held Jan. 14 for Veva Elsa Eilers of Hillsboro, former longtime resident of Springfield, who died Jan. 8 of age-related causes. She was 94.
She was born Oct. 3, 1910, in Callaway, Neb., to James and Mircy Bury. She married Martin Eilers on Aug. 18, 1938, in Cozad, Neb. He died in August 1986.
She graduated from Kearney State Teachers College and taught in a one-room school One-room schools were commonplace throughout rural portions of various countries including the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom and Ireland in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. in Nebraska. She moved to Springfield in 1954 and worked as a housekeeper and then housekeeping supervisor and activities director for Good Samaritan Nursing Home.
Her hobbies including sewing and playing the piano. She enjoyed teaching Sunday School and Bible school at her church, Springfield Lutheran Church.
Survivors include her son, Ken of Springfield; her daughter, Joleen Middleton of Aloha; two sisters, Fae Fochtman of Springfield and Helen Chittenden of Harrisburg; four grandchildren; and nine great-grand- children.
Friday's family graveside service will be at 2 p.m. at Springfield Memorial Gardens. A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Springfield Lutheran Church. Major Family Funeral Home in Springfield is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the music program at Springfield Lutheran Church.
A celebration of life will be held Jan. 14 for Raymond Wallace "Ray" Walker of Eugene, who died Jan. 8 of age-related causes. He was 79.
Walker was born May 28, 1925, to Wallace Sebie and Daphine Broadhead Walker. He married Thelka Harding in July 1956.
He served in the Army Air Forces as a flight engineer for more than three years, starting Oct. 22, 1945, and attained the rank of sergeant. He received the Victory Medal. He later worked as a letter carrier for the Postal Service and worked for the Treasury Department in Chicago. He previously lived in Portland, Anaheim, Calif., and Salem.
Walker enjoyed gemstones, studying science, history and language and spending time with friends. He belonged to the Oregon Old Time Fiddlers Association and the American Legion American Legion, national association of male and female war veterans, founded (1919) in Paris. Membership is open to veterans of World Wars I and II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. .
Survivors include a son, Doug of Worland, Wyo.; two daughters, Sue Austin of Springfield and Mary Allen of Kamloops, B.C.; a brother, Darrel of Dallas, Texas; a sister, Jackie Nadel, also of Dallas; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. His former wife died previously.
Friday's service will be held at 1:30 p.m. at the River Road Park Annex at 1055 River Road. 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. & Burial Service in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Commission for the Blind.
CHESHIRE - A memorial service will be held Jan. 13 for Valerie Gail Johnson of Cheshire, who died Jan. 5 of respiratory compromise. She was 46.
Johnson was born Nov. 29, 1958, in Sedan, Kan., to Coeta Bowman. She married Randy Johnson on June 18, 1978, in Eugene.
She had lived in Lane County for 27 years. She graduated from Willamette High School Willamette High School is a school in Eugene, Oregon.
Willamette, or "Wil-Hi," is located in the Bethel-Danebo area of west Eugene, and is the only high school in the Bethel School District. in 1977 and attended 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. . She was a homemaker who enjoyed spending time with her family and reading. She belonged to the Junction City Church of the Nazarene Church of the Nazarene (năz'ərēn`), U.S. Protestant denomination established in 1908 through the union of the Church of the Nazarene, based in California; the Association of Pentecostal Churches, a New England group; and the Holiness .
Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Sarah Johnson and Katlyn Johnson, both of Cheshire; a brother, Michael Stewart of Eugene; and a sister, Natalie Stewart of Eugene.
Murphy-Musgrove Funeral Home in Junction City will be open for visitation from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday.
Thursday's service will be held at 12:30 p.m. in Junction City Church of the Nazarene. Private burial will be in Sweet Home Cemetery in Cheshire.
The funeral will be held Jan. 14 for Orlando W. "Bill" Chada of Eugene, who died Jan. 9 at age 75. The family chose not the list the cause of death.
He was born Aug. 3, 1929, in Green Bay, Wis., to Orlando and Hildegard Jenkel Chada. He married Jung Soon, "Sandy," on Dec. 5, 1953, in Seoul, Korea.
He completed his degree studies in history at the University of Oregon The University of Oregon is a public university located in Eugene, Oregon. The university was founded in 1876, graduating its first class two years later. The University of Oregon is one of 60 members of the Association of American Universities. . He served in the U.S. Army in the Airborne Ranger Infantry Company in Korea. He participated in the construction of Greenland's ICBM ICBM: see guided missile.
in full intercontinental ballistic missile
Land-based, nuclear-armed ballistic missile with a range of more than 3,500 mi (5,600 km). Only the U.S. station during the Cold War. He worked in law enforcement and was an Oregon State Police trooper for more than 20 years. He was a patrol officer in Lowell for many years and concluded his career at the Oregon State Penitentiary Oregon State Penitentiary (OSP), the first state prison in Oregon, United States, was originally located in Portland in 1851. In 1866 it was moved to a 26-acre site in Salem and enclosed by a reinforced concrete wall averaging 25 feet in height. .
He enjoyed fishing, hunting, carpentry and spending time with his family. He was a history buff, particularly of the Applegate Trail in Lane County. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans The Disabled American Veterans, or DAV, is an organization for disabled veterans that helps them and their families through various means. It currently has over 1.2 million members.
The DAV was controversial during the 2006 election cycle. and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was an eight-time recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross, Purple Heart, Silver Star, Bronze Star with the V devise.
Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Juine Chada and Karen "Kaye" Swan, both of Eugene; his brother, Lawrence, of St. Paul, Minn.; and his sister, Faith Wyckoff of Depoe Bay. A son, Joseph Chada, died in 1976.
Friday's service will be at 1 p.m. at West Lawn Memorial Park & Funeral Home in Eugene.
Memorial contributions may be made to the U.S. Army Ranger Association in Fort Benning, Ga.
FLORENCE - The funeral will be held Jan. 14 for Charles Ray "Wimp" Bales of Florence, who died Jan. 8 of stroke-related causes. He was 78.
Bales was born Aug. 17, 1926, in Clarkston, Wash., to Jess and Bernice Ferguson Bales. He married Patricia Smith on Oct. 21, 1989, in Florence.
He graduated from high school. He served in the Army from 1946 to 1949, attaining the rank of staff sergeant and receiving a World War II victory medal, Army of Occupation medal The Army of Occupation Medal is a military decoration of the United States military which was established by the United States War Department in 1946. The medal was created in the aftermath of the Second World War to recognize those who had performed occupation service in either and Rifle Marksman medal.
He had worked as a welder and in the timber industry. He enjoyed racing stock cars and watching NASCAR NASCAR (National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing), organization that sanctions American stock-car races, est. 1948. It held its first race in Daytona Beach, Fla. races, and was a fan of the Seattle Seahawks and Mariners. He belonged to Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3232 and New Life Lutheran Church in Florence.
Survivors include his wife; a son, James of Florence; two daughters, Helen Lilly of Coos Bay and Karoline Beck of Bend; a sister, Helen Beatty of Bothell, Wash.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Friday's service will be held at 1:30 p.m. in New Life Lutheran Church in Florence. Burial will be in Pacific Sunset Cemetery in Florence. Burns' Riverside Chapel Florence Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Peace Harbor Hospital Foundation, the New Life Lutheran Church Endowment Fund or the Florence Area Humane Society.
The funeral will be held Jan. 13 for Faith G. Reichenberger of Eugene, who died Jan. 10 of age-related causes. She was 90.
Reichenberger was born Jan. 19, 1914, in Makanda, Ill., to William and Chloe Parmly. She married Gust Reichenberger on July 2, 1931, in Minot, N.D. He died in 1972.
A longtime homemaker, she also had worked at canneries in Salem. She moved from Salem to Eugene in 1994. She enjoyed crocheting, working puzzles and watching baseball.
Survivors include a son, Ronald of Eugene; a sister, Mildred Sanborn of Colorado; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. A daughter, Shirley Reichenberger, died in 1931.
Thursday's service will be held at 1 p.m. at Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene. Committal com·mit·tal
1. The act of entrusting: committal of the property to an attorney.
2. The act or an instance of committing to confinement.
3. will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in City View Cemetery in Salem.
Memorial contributions may be made to 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". .
The funeral will be held Jan. 14 for Frances B. Bryan of Portland, formerly of Eugene, who died Jan. 7 of age-related causes. She was 94.
Bryan was born May 13, 1910, in Casey, Ill., to Golden and Rhoda Righter Taylor. She married Carl H. Bryan in Eugene on Aug. 21, 1938. He died May 18, 1984.
She lived in Detroit, Mich., Eugene, Salem, Roseburg and Portland. She attended the Detroit Teacher's College. She worked as a substitute teacher and branch librarian for Multnomah County Library.
She enjoyed reading, Bible study, singing, sewing, knitting and crocheting. She was a member of the Central Christian Church in Portland and the Portland Public Library The Portland Public Library is a large library located in the heart of Portland, Maine. Association.
Survivors include a son, Edwin of Eugene; four daughters, Janis Carter of Gresham, Margaret Ashworth of Coppet, Switzerland, Carol Ann Murillo of Vallejo, Calif. and Barbara Holthuis of Benicia, Calif.; a brother, Alfred Taylor of Gresham; 19 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. A son, Wayne, died in 1994.
Friday's service will be at 10 a.m. at Gateway Little Chapel of the Chimes, 1515 N.E. 106th Ave., in Portland. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, also at Gateway Little Chapel. Burial will be at noon Friday at Lincoln Memorial Park, Portland.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Christian Church, 1844 S.E. 39th Ave., Portland, OR 97214.
A celebration of life will be held Jan. 13 for Margaret Bilynskyj of Eugene, who died Jan. 10 of heart failure. She was 79.
Bilynskyj was born Sept. 7, 1925, in Jerome, Ariz., to Mark and Ethel Hughes Barker.
She grew up in Cottonwood, Ariz., graduating from Clarkdale High School in 1943. She received a bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of Colorado University of Colorado may refer to:
She was a nursing administrator at UCLA Medical Center UCLA Medical Center is a hospital located on the campus of the University of California, Los Angeles in Los Angeles, California. It is rated as one of the top three hospitals in the United States and is the top hospital on the West Coast according to US News & World Report. from 1960 to 1965. She worked at Santa Monica College Santa Monica College was first opened in 1929 as Santa Monica Junior College. Current enrollment is 32,000 students in more than 90 fields of study. The college also has one of the largest international student populations of any community college in the US, with approximately from 1965 to 1984, founding and directing the licensed vocational nurse licensed vocational nurse
n. Abbr. LVN
A licensed practical nurse who is permitted by license to practice in California or Texas. program and two years later starting the registered nursing program and programs for other health occupations. A Eugene resident since 1999, she belonged to Valley Covenant Church, Eastern Star Diamond Chapter 7 and PEO Chapter I in Cottonwood, Ariz. She previously lived in Minnesota.
Survivors include a son, Stephen of Springfield; a daughter, Helen Pearson of Keizer; a sister, Markie Anklam of Tucson, Ariz.; and three grand- children.
Visitation will be held from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. today, Jan. 12, in Valley Covenant Church. Thursday's service will be held at noon at the church.
An additional memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Jan. 19 in Wescott Funeral Home in Cottonwood, Ariz. Burial will be in Cottonwood Cemetery. Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church or 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. .
Avajeanne Clark, 80, of Springfield, died Jan. 9. Survivors include her daughter, Lori McCormick of Eugene; her sister, Rita LeFan of Arizona; and one grandson. A daughter, Janette Neill, died June 4, 1998. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at Buell Funeral Chapel in Springfield. Thursday's memorial service will be at 2 p.m. at the funeral home.
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