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Everett Doster

FLORENCE - A memorial service will be held Feb. 2 for Everett James Doster of Florence, who died Jan. 24 of a heart attack. He was 90.

Doster was born May 27, 1914, in Springfield, to John and Lily McQuin Doster. He married Evelyn Collins on Dec. 31, 1976, in Mapleton.

A resident of Mapleton from 1916 to 2000, he served in the U.S. Navy. He was a millworker and enjoyed fishing, hunting and gardening. He was a member of the Mapleton Evangelical Church.

Survivors include his wife; a brother, Tom, of Springfield; and a sister, Maryellen Mell of Florence.

Wednesday's service will be at 1 p.m. at Mapleton Evangelical Church. Andreason's Cremation & Burial Service in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Addison Slack

SOUTH BEACH, Ore. - The funeral will be held Feb. 4 for Addison W. Slack of South Beach,, who died Jan. 26 of age-related causes. He was 92.

He was born Dec. 17, 1912, in Junction City, to Albert and Marybelle Aylesworth Slack.

A graduate of Triangle Lake High School, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II. For most of his life, he farmed in Greenleaf. He enjoyed playing cards, reading, gardening and walking on the beach. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Newport.

Survivors include his son, Larry, of South Beach; two stepdaughters, Emmalee Williams of Cottage Grove and Audrey Pickens of Waldport; a stepson, Darell Carder of Portland; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. His wife, Agnes, died in 1990.

Friday's service will be at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Newport. Burial will be at 3 p.m. Friday in Restlawn Memorial Park in Junction City. Bateman Funeral Home in Newport is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice, P.O. Box 945, Newport, OR 97465.

Anne Booth

A memorial service will be held Feb. 5 for Anne Frances Bramkamp Booth of Eugene, who died Jan. 15 of age-related causes. She was 91.

Booth was born Nov. 29, 1913, in Richmond, Ind., to Allan Lewis and Mary Greenleaf Bramkamp. She married Robert "Bob" Booth on July 12, 1933. He died Aug. 18, 2002.

She received a bachelor's degree in music from the University of Oregon and also attended Scripps Women's College for three years. She was a homemaker.

Booth belonged to the Eugene Country Club, the Thunderbird Country Club in Rancho Mirage, Calif., and the Palm Springs Pathfinders.

Survivors include a two sons, Richard of Junction City and Robert of Portland; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. A son, William, died previously.

The Feb. 5 service will be held at 10 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Eugene. Burial was Jan. 22 in Banning, Calif. Palm Springs Mortuary of Cathedral City, Calif., is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Eugene Symphony, 115 W. Eighth Ave., No. 115, Eugene, OR 97401; or to Palm Springs Pathfinders in care of Thunderbird Country Club, P.O. Box 5005, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270.

Lois Dirlam

DALLAS, Ore. - A memorial service will be held Feb. 4 for former Eugene resident Lois Yvonne Dirlam of Dallas, who died Jan. 16 of age-related causes. She was 87.

Dirlam was born Feb. 3, 1917, in Brown County, Minn., to Louis and Mabel Hendrickson Sorensen. She married Charles Dirlam on Jan. 13, 1938.

She lived in Eugene from 1938 to 2004. She attended college for a year and worked as an elementary teacher. Dirlam enjoyed painting in watercolors, rock hounding, bird watching and traveling. She belonged to the Eugene Gem and Mineral Club and Bethesda Lutheran Church.

Survivors include her husband, of Eugene; two daughters, Terri Reeher of Dallas and Deanna Canfield of Meridian, Idaho; two sons, John of Nashville, Tenn., and Ron of Denver; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Friday's service will be held at 1 p.m. at Bethesda Lutheran Church in Eugene. Bollman Funeral Home in Dallas is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the church, at 4445 Royal Ave., Eugene, OR 97402.

John Renken

The funeral will be held Feb. 1 for John Robert Renken of Eugene, who died Jan. 27 of a heart attack. He was 59.

Renken was born Oct. 21, 1945, in Drain, to William and Lola West Renken. He married Karen Lee Sjoblom in 1970 in Eugene, and they later divorced. He married Diane Lee Mullen on March 27, 1993, in Lake Tahoe, Nev.

He graduated from North Eugene High School in 1963. He began his electrical apprenticeship with Builders Electric in 1964 and worked for the company for 20 years. He had worked for C & S Electric since 1984. He belonged to the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 280, and to Ducks Unlimited.

He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, fishing, hunting, traveling and playing softball and cards. He was the horseshoe pitching champion of his union local.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Shawn of San Diego, Calif.; a stepdaughter, Leona Calvert of Eugene; a stepson, Michael Mullen of Springfield; a brother, Don of Blachly; a sister, Gerri Brown of Eugene; and seven grandchildren.

Tuesday's service will be held at 3 p.m. at Buell Funeral Chapel in Springfield.

Thomas Warden

A memorial celebration will be held Feb. 13 for Thomas Albert "T.A." Warden of Corvallis and formerly of Veneta and Harrisburg, who died Jan. 26 of cancer. He was 66.

Warden was born Dec. 3, 1938, in Eugene, and adopted by Oren and Rose Marie Barrows Warden. He married Judy Gayle Isom on Nov. 22, 1963, in Junction City.

He grew up in Veneta and graduated from Elmira High School. In the early 1960s, he worked in the logging industry, building roads. He served in the National Guard from 1961 to 1965. He lived in Veneta until 1963, when he moved to Harrisburg. He later lived in Monroe from 1969 to 1990 and moved to Corvallis in 1991.

Warden was a heavy equipment operator until 1970 and had been a farmer since 1966. He enjoyed Dixieland jazz festivals, antique tractors and bulldozers, fishing and hunting.

He had won a Cattleman of the Year award. He belonged to the Albany Elks Lodge and Benton County Fair Foundation.

Survivors include his wife; his mother, of Salem; his natural father, Ben Banich of Reedsport; three sons, Timothy of Monroe and Douglas and Charles, both of Corvallis; a daughter, Donna Fisher of Harrisburg; five brothers, Bob Warden of Monroe, Lyle Warden of Portland, Don Warden of Salem, Virgil Warden of Longview, Wash., and Mick Banich of Las Vegas, Nev.; and eight grandchildren.

The Feb. 13 celebration will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. in Guerber Hall on the Benton County Fairgrounds in Corvallis. Murphy-Musgrove Funeral Home in Junction City is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Benton County Fair Foundation.

Frances Kirksey

COTTAGE GROVE - The funeral will be held Jan. 31 for Frances A. Kirksey of Cottage Grove, who died Jan. 27 of pneumonia. She was 87.

Kirksey was born March 9, 1917, in Inola, Okla., to William and Polly Baughman Edyburn. She married John Kirksey in Visalia, Calif., in 1953. He died in 1976.

She moved from Oklahoma to Visalia in 1934, living in Visalia until 1964, when she moved to Cottage Grove. She worked in shipyards during World War II and also worked at JB Farm Co. in Los Angeles, making molds for airplanes. She also had worked as a cook, in a machine shop and in a cannery.

Kirksey enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoyed gardening, crocheting, quilting, crafts, embroidery, sewing clothes, fishing and hunting. She formerly belonged to the Eagles and Moose lodges and the Veterans of Foreign Wars auxiliary.

Survivors include a son, Lester of Woodlake, Calif.; a stepson, Terry of Verona, Mo.; a sister, Ida Smith of Stockton, Calif.; 15 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. Three daughters and a son died previously, Veva Boswell in 1973, Ethel Grimsley in 1990 and Charlotte Surratt in 1991, and Wilbert Kirksey in 1990.

Visitation will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday at Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel in Cottage Grove.

Monday's graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. in Fir Grove Cemetery in Cottage Grove.

Larry Abell

SPRINGFIELD - A memorial service will be held later for Larry Dee Abell of Springfield, who died Jan. 19 of heart failure. He was 56.

Abell was born July 25, 1948, in Ontario, Calif., to Ralph and Nettie Embrey Abell. He married Rhonda Hampton on Jan. 5, 1972, in Bellingham, Wash.

He grew up in Ontario and lived there until 1965, then moved to Springfield. He moved to Winnemucca, Nev., in 1983 and to Reno in 1994. He moved back to Springfield in 1997.

He was a pipefitter welder and belonged to Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 350 in Reno, Nev. He enjoyed camping, fishing and hunting.

Survivors include his wife; his father; three sons, Wade and Larry, both of Portland, and Bradley of Winnemucca; two daughters, Barbara Stewart of Portland and Devon Abell of Chino Valley, Ariz.; six brothers, John and Jess, both of Springfield, Eddie and Terry, both of Marcola, Gene of Winnemucca and Ralph of Reno; a sister, Wanda Abell of Eugene; and eight grandchildren. A son, Toby, died previously.

A private, family service was held, and a celebration of life is planned for August at Odell Lake. Andreason's Cremation & Burial Service in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Marian Welling

The funeral will be held Jan. 31 for Marian Welling of Springfield, who died Jan. 26 of age-related causes. She was 75.

Welling was born June 9, 1929, in New York, N.Y., to Vincent and Catherine Inzara Tavano.

She had lived in Springfield since 1967 and worked as a data entry clerk for Lane County. She belonged to St. Alice Catholic Church in Springfield and enjoyed spending time with her church family. She also enjoyed crocheting, knitting, crafts, needlework and cooking.

Survivors include two sons, Mike of Springfield and John of Rio Vista, Texas; a daughter, Lori Lesure of Los Banos, Calif.; a brother, Tony Tavano of Newark, N.Y.; a sister, Luci DeCann, also of Newark, N.Y.; and four grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Monday at Major Family Funeral Home, Springfield.

Monday's funeral will be held at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Valley View Cemetery, Springfield.

Lois Squires

The graveside funeral will be held Feb. 5 for Lois Squires of Burns, formerly of Eugene, who died Jan. 21 at the age of 88. The family chose not to list the cause of death.

She was born Aug. 29, 1916, in Dewey County, Okla., to Carl and Nora Abercrombie. She married Everett Squires in 1937. He died in October 2001.

She worked as a cook at Condon and Lincoln elementary schools in Eugene. She enjoyed hiking, reading and playing golf.

Survivors include her daughter, Cynthia Flippence of Burns; her son, Nick, of Beaverton; and two grandchildren.

The Feb. 5 service will be at 11 a.m. at Burns Cemetery. LaFollette's Chapel in Burns is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Harney County Senior Citizen Center or the Alzheimer's Association.

Mary Millman

A memorial service will be held Feb. 13 for Mary Elizabeth Witter Millman of Eugene, who died Jan. 7 of kidney failure. She was 90.

She was born April 27, 1914, in Podili, S. India, to Theodore and Mildred Booth Witter. She married Owen Booth in 1937 in New York. He died in 1973. She married Arthur Millman on Feb. 14, 1975, in Santa Rosa, Calif.

She graduated from Wellesley College in 1935 and earned as master's degree in library science from Drexel College.

She worked as an executive secretary and librarian at Cheyney College and at the University of Arizona. She enjoyed writing, reading, hiking, traveling and nature appreciation. She was a member of Multnomah Friends Meeting, Eugene Friends Meeting and Obsidians of Eugene.

Survivors include her husband; twin daughters, Annie Fine of Walnut Creek, Calif., and Heather Booth of Wildomar, Calif.; two sisters, Barbar Graham of Petaluma, Calif., and Vera Bleasdale of Arden, N.C.; and one grandchild.

The Feb. 13 service will be at 2 p.m. at Eugene Friends Meeting in Eugene. Poole-Larsen Funeral Home in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Eugene Friends Meeting, 2274 Onyx St., Eugene, OR 97403.

Donald LeClair

A celebration of life will be held Jan. 30 for Donald Cleveland LeClair of Eugene, who died Jan. 27 of smoking-related causes. He was 74.

LeClair was born June 4, 1930, in Gold Beach, to Grover and Clara Olson LeClair. He married Leola Wilson on Sept. 22, 1985, in Idaho Falls, Idaho.

A high school graduate, he worked in auto and recreational vehicle sales. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, jet boat racing and dirt track racing. He belonged to the Fraternal Order of Eagles.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Cleve of Eugene and Frank of Springfield; a daughter, Leah King of Portland; a brother, Lloyd of Beaverton; a sister, Mildred Nelson of Gold Beach; and nine grandchildren.

Sunday's service will be held at 2 p.m. at the Eugene Eagles Lodge.

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

Elsa Palmquist

A memorial service will be held Feb. 5 for Elsa O. Palmquist of Eugene, who died Jan. 21 of age-related causes. She was 92.

She was born July 27, 1912, in Lee, Mass., to Alexander and Alma Palmquist.

She attended Wilby High School and business college in Waterbury, Conn. She worked as an executive secretary for the president of Waterbury Companies. She moved to Eugene in 1994.

She enjoyed needlework and was an avid reader.

Survivors include two sisters, Ethel Carlstrom of Eugene and Alice Norling of Laguna Beach, Calif.

The Feb. 5 service will be at 11:30 a.m. at Emmaus Lutheran Church in Eugene. Private inurnment will be in Waterbury, Conn. Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Emmaus Lutheran Church.

Ethel Fetters

SPRINGFIELD - A memorial service will be held today, Jan. 29, for Ethel Lana Fetters of Springfield, who died Jan. 26 of age-related causes. She was 86.

Fetters was born Nov. 16, 1918, in La Grande, to Fredrick and Effie Parker Riddle. She married Theodore Porth on Jan. 9, 1937, in Yamhill County. He later died, and she married Russ McAdams on Aug. 30, 1958, in Stevenson, Wash. He died Sept. 14, 1961. She was married to Wayne Fetters from Sept. 25, 1965, to Nov. 16, 1984, when he died.

Fetters grew up in Dayton. She was a homemaker and had worked as a waitress. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, knitting and gardening.

Survivors include two sons, Ed Porth and Elmer Porth, both of Springfield; a daughter, Lavern Thomas of Coos Bay; a sister, Florence Koezer of Florence; a brother, George Riddle of California; 11 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

Today's service will be held at 3 p.m. at Buell Funeral Chapel in Springfield.

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