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Katherine Brown

DEXTER - A memorial service will be held Jan. 22 for Katherine Adele Brown of Dexter, who died Jan. 18 of age-related causes. She was 85.

A daughter of a pioneer family from the Lost Wagon Train, she was born June 3, 1919, in Fall Creek, to Perry and Alta Funk Williams. She married D. Josh Brown on Dec. 9, 1938, in Eugene.

She was a homemaker and enjoyed sewing, hunting, fishing and playing bridge. She was involved in 4-H clubs and was a member of Pleasant Hill Lutheran Church.

Survivors include her husband; two sons, Duane of St. Louis and Grover of Newberg; her daughter, Joan Pastor of Tualatin; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Saturday's service will be at 11 a.m. at Pleasant Hill Lutheran Church. Private inurnment will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Major Family Funeral Home in Springfield is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Pleasant Hill Lutheran Church.

Dorothy Solesbee

COTTAGE GROVE - The service will be held Jan. 24 for Dorothy Solesbee of Cottage Grove, who died Jan. 18 of age-related causes. She was 75.

Solesbee was born Aug. 4, 1929, in Murphy, N.C., to Henry and Maggie Palmer Kephart. She married Jacob Solesbee on Aug. 5, 1944, in Murphy. He died Nov. 24, 1980.

She had lived in the Cottage Grove area for 55 years. A homemaker, Solesbee enjoyed cutting wood, gambling and dancing.

Survivors include a daughter, Ann Nunn of Cottage Grove; four sons, R.V., Keith, Larry and John, all of Cottage Grove; two brothers, Calvin Kephart of Culp Creek and Lofton Kephart of North Carolina; a sister, Lenore Crisp of North Carolina; 20 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel in Cottage Grove will be open for visitation from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.

The graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Monday in Walker Cemetery in Cottage Grove.

Otis Vian

Otis C. Vian of Charlestown, N.H., formerly of Eugene and Coburg, died Jan. 14 of heart failure. He was 76. Private family services will be held.

Vian was born April 29, 1928, in Eddyville, Neb., to Carl and Irene Cook Vian.

He attended schools in Drain, Eugene and Coquille. He joined the Air Force and was stationed in England. He previously lived in Coburg, Albany and Florence, and worked for Cabax Mills for 10 years.

Vian lived in the Eugene-Coburg area until 1998, then moved to Charlestown. He enjoyed fishing, building model airplanes and ships and playing several types of guitars.

Survivors include a brother, Verlin, and a sister, Freda Scott, both of Eugene.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

Rest-Haven Memorial Park & Funeral Home in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Fay Johnson

Fay "Irene" Johnson of Oakridge died Jan. 15. No service is planned. The family chose not to list the cause of death. She was 74.

Johnson was born Feb. 14, 1930, in Eugene, to Otto and Eithel Adams LaDuke. She married Robert Johnson on Aug. 4, 1950, in Oakridge.

She graduated from Oakridge High School and worked as an office manager. She enjoyed crabbing, mushroom-picking and gathering fir cones.

Survivors include her husband; a son, Larry of Silver Springs, Nev.; two brothers, Donald LaDuke of Oakridge and Harold LaDuke of Des Moines, Wash.; and one grandchild. A daughter, Peggy Johnson, died previously.

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

Etheleen Peacock

A memorial service will be held Jan. 26 for Etheleen F. Peacock of Cottage Grove, who died Jan. 19 of cancer. She was 71.

Peacock was born Nov. 27, 1933, in Langlois, to Frank and Ethel Sypher Robison. She married George Peacock on Nov. 27, 1958, in Coquille.

She attended beauty school and worked as a beautician. She had lived in Cottage Grove for 42 years and previously lived in Langlois, Coquille and Bandon. She enjoyed spending time with her family, sewing, bowling and trips to the coast.

Survivors include her husband; five daughters, Ann Oxenford, Edith Owen, Andrea Peacock and Kelly Peacock, all of Cottage Grove, and Rebecca Gregory of Springfield; three sisters, Lilliebelle Dunithan of Coquille, Loleta Egli of Winston and Geraldine Hills of Yoncalla; a brother, Charles Robison of Bend; 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A son, Edward, died previously.

Wednesday's service will be held at 2 p.m. at Creswell Christian Center. Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel of Cottage Grove is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Cascade Home Health & Hospice, 2650 Suzanne Way, Eugene, OR 97408.

Ben Jay

Benjamin Harrison "Ben" Jay of Eugene died Jan. 18 of cancer. He was 69.

He was born Dec. 28, 1935, in Forest Grove, to Harrison and Marion Foster Jay. He and his wife, LaKay, were married May 5, 1973, in Golconda, Nev.

He served in the military from Aug. 22, 1958, to Aug. 12, 1960. He was employed at J.H. Baxter for 25 years and was a logger for 21 years.

Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Kimberly Mondragon of Thermopolis, Wyo., Lori Walker of Dallas, Ore., and June Ann Banta of Springfield; two sons, Stanley Garrett of Eugene and Glen Garrett of Ecuador; 14 grandchildren; and 10 great- grandchildren.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Phyllis McCann

Phyllis M. McCann of Eugene died Jan. 16 of age-related causes. She was 84. At her request, no service is planned.

McCann was born June 8, 1920, in Seattle to John and Vena Bryant Hendrix.

A Lane County resident for the past 20 years, she previously lived in Seattle. She was a lifelong homemaker. She belonged to Immanuel Conservative Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Bill Seal and John Seal, both of Olympia; a daughter, Lynn Iverson of Seattle; and three grandchildren.

Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Eugene. Chapel of Memories Funeral Home in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Vernice Barnum

A memorial service will be held Jan. 22 for Vernice Ellen Alford Barnum of Richland, Wash., formerly of Eugene, who died Jan. 14 of age-related causes. She was 74.

Barnum was born on Oct. 13, 1930, in Eugene, to Otto and Pansy Freeman Alford. She married Dennis Barnum in Eugene in 1954.

She was a 1948 graduate of Eugene High School. She also lived in Iowa, the San Francisco Bay area and Lake Oswego.

She worked as a bookkeeper before going back to college and receiving her degree in 1976 as a registered nurse. She then worked as a nurse at the Whiteshield Home for Unwed Mothers and Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland until her retirement in 1992.

She enjoyed water-skiing, cross-country skiing, sailing, hiking, squirrel hunting and spelunking. She appeared in several water ski shows on Fern Ridge Lake while living in Eugene.

Survivors include a daughter, Susan Nemzek and a son, Michael, both of Kennewick, Wash.; a sister, Coral Nilsson; a brother, Dorman Alford; and two grandchildren.

Saturday's service will be at 3 p.m. in Einan's Funeral Home in Richland.

Roy Hendrickson

JUNCTION CITY - Services will be held later for Roy Claire Hendrickson of Junction City, who died Jan. 17 of complications of congestive heart failure. He was 68.

Hendrickson was born April 22, 1936, in Helena, Mont., to Victor and Gladys Walker Hendrickson. He married Ralphena Schultz in 1955 in Fortuna, Calif., and they divorced in 1957. He married Laverne Ferris in Eureka, Calif. The couple divorced after 10 years.

He lived in Eugene as a child, then moved to Fortuna and attended Fortuna High School. He also had lived in Fort Jones, Calif. He worked as a millwright and owned a trucking business. He served in the Navy Reserve.

Hendrickson had lived in Eugene for the past nine years. He was interested in the wilderness areas of the Northwest and had spent as much of his time as possible enjoying them. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, gold mining and camping.

Survivors include a domestic partner, Lois; a daughter, Terri Dill of Albany; a son, Mark Hendrickson of McMinnville; two sisters, Linda Lee of Junction City and Urba "Dean" Bury of Oak View, Calif.; and five grandchildren.

Murphy-Musgrove Funeral Home in Junction City is in charge of arrangements.

Mike McKay

CHARLESTON - Michael Spencer "Mike" McKay of Charleston, formerly of Monroe, died Jan. 3 of probable heart disease. He was 62.

McKay was born Aug. 16, 1942, in San Diego, to Albert and Anne McKay. He and his wife, Wilma, were divorced.

He worked in concrete at Morse Brothers in Harrisburg. Most recently, he worked as a commercial fisherman on his boat, the Della C. He enjoyed building boats, woodworking and commercial fishing. He was a member of the Seafood Producers Cooperative.

Survivors include his son, Mike, of Veneta; and two grandsons.

A memorial service was held Jan. 9. A fisherman's memorial at sea is planned for May 30 out of Charleston. Myrtle Grove Funeral Service in Coos Bay is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Charleston Fisherman's Memorial, P.O. Box 5882, Charleston, OR 97420.

Louise Dane

Louise "Running Water" Dane of Hillsboro and formerly of Noti, Eugene and Springfield, died Jan. 14 of complications of pneumonia. She was 53. Services will be private.

Dane was born Feb. 16, 1951, on the Navajo Reservation. She married Alvin Dane.

She graduated from high school and studied photography at Lane Community College in 1984-85.

She lived in Noti, Eugene and Springfield for 16 years.

She was a homemaker and a certified nursing assistant, and enjoyed photography.

Survivors include her husband, of Noti; a son, Spottedhorse of Springfield; a daughter, Ilsa Dane of Aloha; two brothers, Perry King of Cottage Grove and Micheal King of Los Angeles; a sister, Roberta Tapp of Los Angeles; and five grandchildren. A son, David, died previously.

A family service will be held in Portland.

The family plans to spread her ashes on the Navajo Reservation. Autumn Funerals & Cremations of Tigard is in charge of arrangements.

Alma Kelley

Alma Irene Kelley of Eugene died Jan. 15 of age-related causes. She was 89. No service is planned.

Kelley was born Jan. 20, 1915, in Leoti, Kan., to Ralph and Bertha Metheney Turner. She married Harl Kelley on Aug. 20, 1933, in Leoti. He died in April 2000.

She graduated from Leoti High School in 1933. She lived in Garden City, Kan., moving to Roseburg in 1943. She moved in 1964 to Waldport, where she owned and operated the Terry-A-While Motel. She moved to Eugene in 1988. She belonged to Asbury United Methodist Church in Eugene and enjoyed church activities.

Survivors include a daughter, Loneita Davis of Eugene; two sons, William of Eugene and Morris of San Jose, Calif.; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

England's Eugene Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the church.

Mary Gray

FALL CREEK - A memorial service will be held Jan. 22 for Mary A. Gray of Fall Creek, who died Jan. 17 of age-related causes. She was 81.

Gray was born April 29, 1923, in Jamaica, N.Y., to Samuel and Marion Balluffi Mills. She married Kenneth Gray on Aug. 19, 1978, in Oxnard, Calif.

She enjoyed animals, decorating pottery and crossword puzzles.

Survivors include two sons, David Fritz of Safety Harbor, Fla., and Kenneth Fritz; and a sister, Joan Zahra of West Palm Beach, Fla.

Saturday's service will be held at 11 a.m. at Jasper Christian Church. England's Eugene Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Larry Greene

NEWPORT - Lawrence Edwin "Larry" Green of Newport died Dec. 18 of age-related causes. He was 83.

Greene was born Nov. 19, 1921, in Toronto, to William and Ethel Greene. He married Martha Berry in 1946. They later divorced.

He served in the Marine Corps during World War II and the Korean War. He attended the University of California at Los Angeles.

He worked in sales and marketing for advertising firms. He enjoyed the ocean and animals. He was a member of the American Legion and the Rotary Club, was past governor of the Elks Lodge in Vancouver, Wash., and was a member of Eugene Emblem Club No. 281.

Survivors include his daughter, Lorri Greene of San Diego; his son, Bill of Lake Forrest, Calif.; his longtime partner, Donna Brant of Eugene; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

No service is planned. Burial was at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego. Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Kenya Cheetah Project in San Diego or Eugene Emblem Club No. 281.

Martin Cohen

Martin D. Cohen of Eugene died Jan. 6 of age-related causes. He was 84. No service is planned.

Cohen was born July 16, 1920, in Newark, N.J., to Louis and Helene Katzen Cohen. He married Maria Castillo on Sept. 7, 1980.

He practiced law for 41 years, 26 of those in private practice and 15 in government service. He was a retired special trial attorney for the office of Chief Counsel of the Internal Revenue Service. He was a World War II veteran. He previously lived in Santa Monica, Calif., and in San Diego, and he lived in Eugene for the past 14 years. Cohen enjoyed swimming, chess and playing pool.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Pieta Bellizia of New Jersey and Wendy Phillips of Connecticut; two sons, Todd Cohen of South Carolina and Rip Cohen of Portugal; a brother, Robert Cohen of Massachusetts; and 10 grandchildren.

Neptune Cremations of Milwaukie is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross.

Pauline Selko

Pauline Selko of Eugene died Jan. 13 of age-related causes. She was 85.

She was born May 24, 1919, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Sam and Anna Eisner Finel. She married Fred Selko on Jan. 17, 1948, in Brooklyn.

She was a military wife and during World War II she worked as a riveter on the battleship Missouri at the Brooklyn Navy yard. She also worked as a store detective for May D & F Clothing in Denver.

She enjoyed traveling, collecting figurines and needlepoint.

Survivors include her husband; three sons, Jamie of Eugene, Joel of Bulverde, Texas, and Andrew of San Antonio; a daughter, Susan Selko-Millman of Aurora, Colo.; 13 grandchildren; and nine great- grandchildren.

No service is planned. Rest-Haven Memorial Park & Funeral Home in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

Thomas Keeney IV

Thomas B. "Skip" Keeney IV of Eugene died Jan. 17. He was 57. The cause of death is unknown, pending investigation. No service is planned.

Keeney was born April 26, 1947, in Los Angeles County, Calif., to Thomas and Vera Warren Keeney. He married Angie Bailey in California and they later divorced.

He graduated from high school in Southern California. He served in the Coast Guard for 13 years on the cutters Pontchartrain and Modoc out of the Winchester Bay, Coos Bay and North Bend stations. He was a disabled veteran.

Keeney was a truck driver for Stalcup Trucking. A Eugene resident since 1996, he enjoyed the ocean and riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

Survivors include a daughter, Shawna Shepherd of North Bend; his mother of Alhambra, Calif.; two sisters, Terry Lynch-Hatfield of Newport and Glenna Castro of Alhambra; and two grandchildren.

England's Eugene Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Samuel Bowring

A celebration of life will be held Jan. 22 for Samuel Hudson Bowring of Eugene, who died Jan. 17 of age-related causes. He was 88.

Bowring was born Aug. 27, 1916, in Des Moines, Iowa, to Sam and Jessie May Hudson Bowring. He married Juanita "Nita" Freitag on Nov. 28, 1942, in Bakersfield, Calif. She died May 23, 1996.

He grew up in Webster Groves, Mo., and graduated from high school in St. Louis. He served in the Army Air Forces from 1942 to 1945 as a pilot trainer.

He worked in sales and management for IBM for 35 years in Denver, Kailua, Hawaii, Lake Oswego and Los Altos, Calif. He lived in Los Altos until 2001, then moved to Eugene. He was a longtime United Way volunteer, including service as a loaned executive.

He enjoyed working out with the UCAN group at the Eugene YMCA. He also enjoyed telling jokes, golf, gardening and doing handyman work for low-income senior citizens.

Survivors include three daughters, Diana Goodman of Eugene, Kim Gabriel of Ashland and Paige DeCino of Carlsbad, Calif.; a sister, Margaret Gisburne of St. Louis; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Saturday's service will be held at 2 p.m. at Willamalane Senior Center in Springfield. Chapel of Memories Funeral Home in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Habitat for Humanity, P.O. Box 488, Springfield, OR 97477; or UCAN at YMCA, 2055 Patterson St., Eugene, OR 97405, in care of Julie.

Helen Bault

The funeral will be held today, Jan. 21, for Helen Ardelia Bault of Winter Garden, Fla., and formerly of Springfield, who died Jan. 17 of age-related causes. She was 93.

Bault was born Jan. 29, 1911, in Oregon City, to Lester Clare and Sarah Kennedy Miller. She married James Bault on Aug. 9, 1930, in Stevenson, Wash. He died in 1987.

She enjoyed music, recreational vehicle travel with her grandchildren and doing crossword puzzles. She was an excellent cook and seamstress. She belonged to Ebbert Memorial United Methodist Church in Springfield.

Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Greenstreet of Eugene; a son, Don of Winter Garden, Fla.; six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and three great-great-grand- children.

Today's viewing will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., followed by today's service at 10 a.m., at Buell Funeral Chapel in Springfield.
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