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Shirley Rosen

SPRINGFIELD - The funeral will be held Feb. 12 for Shirley J. Rosen of Springfield, who died Feb. 6 of Alzheimer's disease. She was 87.

Rosen was born Nov. 5, 1917, in Springfield, to Benjamin Daniel and Lena Pearl Clark Smith. She married Karl Rosen on Dec. 1, 1934, in Springfield. He died Dec. 15, 2004.

She worked as a cook for the Eugene School District for 36 years and worked for a railroad during World War II. She was a lifelong resident of Springfield.

Survivors include a son, Robert of Springfield; two daughters, Betty Cameron and Joyce Doak, both of Springfield; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. A grandson, Kevin Rosen, died in 1970.

Saturday's graveside service will be held at noon at West Lawn Memorial Park in Eugene.

West Lawn Memorial Park & Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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

Delores Wynegar

SPRINGFIELD - Delores M. Wynegar of Springfield died Feb. 6 of chronic pulmonary disease. She was 68. No service is planned.

Wynegar was born Feb. 28, 1936, in Coquille, to Irvin and Margaret Wilson Whobrey. She married Russell Connolly in 1954; they divorced in 1976. She married Bill Wynegar in 1976; they divorced in 1995.

She had lived in Springfield since 1938 and attended Brattain and Lincoln schools, Mill Street Junior High School and high school in Springfield. She was a waitress, cook and restaurant owner in Lane and Douglas counties from 1955 to 1990. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, hunting, fishing, crocheting and playing bingo. She loved animals.

Survivors include two sons, Pat Connolly of Eugene and Mike Connolly; a daughter, Mary Gan of Olympia; a stepson, Mike Wynegar of Myrtle Creek; four stepdaughters, Vickie Branford of Springfield, Sue Ann Wynegar of Sutherlin, and Angie Peterman and Michelle Smith, both of Myrtle Creek; a brother, LeRoy Whobrey of Eugene; and 18 grandchildren. Both former husbands died previously.

Poole-Larsen Funeral Home in Eugene is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Meals on Wheels or Greenhill Humane Society.

Mytire Linville

SPRINGFIELD - A memorial service will be held Feb. 12 for Mytire Rene "Marie" Linville of Springfield, who died Feb. 6 of of age-related causes. She was 78.

Linville was born July 19, 1926, in Cave City, Ky., to Chester and Florence Gray Hill. She married Ivan Linville on Nov. 16, 1945, in West Virginia.

Linville was a homemaker who enjoyed sewing, camping and picnics.

She had lived in Springfield for 64 years.

Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Teresa Walls of Springfield; three sons, Rick and Ron, both of Springfield, and Chris of Albany; a brother, Cecil Hill of Corpus Christi, Texas; a sister, Micky Lyons of Eugene; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Saturday's service will be held at 4 p.m. at Westside Apostolic Church in Eugene.

Springfield Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Isalene Harpole

Isalene I. Harpole of Eugene died Feb. 4 of age-related causes. She was 86. No service is planned.

Harpole was born Aug. 8, 1918, in Springfield, to Marion and Gertrude Donovan Harpole.

She graduated from Junction City High School and University Business College, and worked for the Army Corps of Engineers at Camp Adair during World War II.

She worked as a bookkeeper and office manager for Hall Construction for 22 years and for Oakway Spa until her retirement in 1981.

Harpole enjoyed flowers, gardening, travel, birds and animals.

She was a past treasurer of the Eugene Garden Club. She belonged to the Eugene Fuchsia and Begonia Society and had participated in many flower shows, including exhibits at the Lane County Fair.

Survivors include three nieces, Linda Johnson and Carol Waits, both of Medford and Geraldine Marchese of Grants Pass; and a nephew, Marion Harpole of Kenai, Alaska.

Burial will be in Rest Lawn Memorial Park in Junction City. Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lions Eye Bank.

Dale Pottorf

TRIANGLE LAKE - A celebration of life will be held Feb. 11 for Dale Leighton Pottorf of Triangle Lake, who died Feb. 5 of cancer. He was 76.

Pottorf was born June 3, 1928, in Estes Park, Colo., to Fred and Eva Vilmue Pottorf. He married Donna Godden in 1953 in Fort Collins, Colo. They later divorced. He married Glenda Barton in 1967 in Eugene.

He graduated from Kremmling High School in Colorado in 1946 and from Colorado State University in 1954.

He served in the U.S. Navy from 1946 to 1948 and during the Korean war from 1950 to 1952.

He worked as a pharmaceutical representative and retired from Roche Laboratories in 1990.

He enjoyed fishing, gardening, travel, family, college sports and movies.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Bruce of Sumner, Wash., and Ron of Eugene; a daughter, Sheri Harris of Anchorage; two stepdaughters, Debbie Shilligburg of Lake Oswego and Terry Hanson of Eugene; a stepson, Greg Fox of Portland; three brothers, Fred of Holly, Colo., George of Tucson, Ariz., and Rodney of Brighton, Colo.; a sister, Beatrice Georgopulos of Denver; and 11 grandchildren. A granddaughter, Suzanne Kidder, died previously.

Friday's celebration and open house will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Gainsborough Community Center at Irving Road and Northwest Expressway in Eugene. Rest-Haven Memorial Park & Funeral Home in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2350 Oakmont Way, Eugene, OR 97401 or Cascade Hospice, 2650 Suzanne Way, Eugene, OR 97408.

Virgil Taylor

SPRINGFIELD - The graveside funeral will be held Feb. 10 for Virgil Taylor of Springfield, who died Feb. 5 of heart failure. He was 58.

He was born April 2, 1946, in Eugene to Lee and Virginia Taylor. He married Sharon Morrison on Dec. 16, 1966, in Post Falls, Idaho.

Taylor graduated from Creswell High School in 1966. He graduated with a degree in environmental health from Lane Community College in 1982, and in 1987 he graduated with a bachelor of science degree in environmental health from Oregon State University. He was a registered sanitarian.

He enjoyed reading and listening to books on tape, gardening, fishing, hunting, spending time with his family and friends and watching his daughter compete in Special Olympics in softball, basketball and gymnastics. His family will remember him "for his sense of humor."

He was a longtime member of Springfield Lutheran Church.

Survivors include his wife; his daughter, Cathy Taylor of Springfield; three brothers, Bert of Idaho, Belvin of Cottage Grove and Ben of Medford.

Thursday's service will be at 2:30 p.m. at Springfield Memorial Gardens. A service of remembrance will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Springfield Lutheran Church.

Buell Funeral Chapel in Springfield is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Springfield Lutheran Church.

Tomasa Reid

A memorial service will be held Feb. 11 for Tomasa Reid of Eugene, who died Feb. 5 of cancer. She was 67.

She was born Dec. 2, 1937, in Zacatecas, Mexico, to Jose Sanches Villegas and Juana DeLeon Sanches. She married Robert Reid on June 18, 1977.

She was employed as a cook at Los Posada and at Cafe 131. She enjoyed travel and bowling and was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles.

She became a U.S. citizen in 2001.

Survivors include her husband; her daughter, Toni DeHaven of Bend; two brothers, Marcos Sanches and Alberto Sanches, both of Juarez Chih, Mexico; and three grandchildren. A son, David Simmons, died April 4, 1996.

Friday's service will be held at 7 p.m. at St. Mark Catholic Church in Eugene. England's Eugene Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Sacred Heart Medical Center.

Skip Kimball

DEXTER - The graveside funeral will be held Feb. 10 for Frances "Skip" Sible Kimball of Dexter, who died Feb. 6 of age-related causes. She was 84.

She was born Dec. 8, 1920, in Spokane. She married Keith David in 1940 in Yuma, Ariz. He died in 1963. She married Jim Kimball on Aug. 17, 1965, in Reno, Nev.

A 1927 graduate of Eugene High School, she worked at the submarine factory in Groton, Conn., during World War II.

She was a homemaker, family caregiver and millworker. She enjoyed flowers, pets, spending time with her family and travel in a motor home. She was a gifted poet, cartoonist and craftswoman. She will be remembered as being "very outgoing" and "making friends wherever she went."

Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Dawn Wagner of Prineville and Dixie Palmer of Dexter; two brothers, Glen Spencer and Larry Spencer, both of Indiana; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Rest-Haven Memorial Park & Funeral Home in Eugene. Thursday's service will be at 1 p.m. at Rest-Haven Memorial Park.

James Stam

SPRINGFIELD - A memorial service will be held Feb. 13 for James Edward Stam of Springfield, who died Feb. 1 of age-related causes. He was 82.

Stam was born March 20, 1922, in Harrisburg, to Clyde and Alta Wright Stam. He married Virginia Billee Johnson on June 20, 1942, in Springfield.

A high school graduate, he served in the Navy for six years, then moved to Marcola. He worked as an Oregon state policeman in Albany and later was a mechanic for a logging company and Southern Pacific Railroad. He lived in Albany from 1947 to 1965, then lived in Roseburg until 1970. He moved to Grants Pass in 1970 and had lived in Springfield since 1975.

Stam enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, working on cars and going to the coast. He was a 33-year member of Marcola Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Patricia Pratt of Springfield; a son, Micheal of Springfield; a brother, Charles of Cheshire; a sister, Eva McLein of Fairbanks, Alaska; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Sunday's service will be held at 2 p.m. at the Marcola Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses at 38393 Wendling Road. Chapel of Memories Funeral Home in Eugene is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the church.

Isaac Smith

SPRINGFIELD - A memorial service will be held Feb. 12 for Isaac Graham Smith of Springfield, who died Feb. 5 of cancer. He was 32.

He was born May 28, 1972, in Springfield to Stephen and Dolores Kirkwood Smith. He and his wife, Sara, were married July 20, 2002, in Springfield.

A graduate of Thurston High School, he delivered pizza for Papa's Pizza. He enjoyed music, family and friends, camping, hiking and kitties.

Survivors include his wife; his parents; and a brother, Ely, of Portland.

Saturday's service will be at 2 p.m. at Camp Creek Church in Springfield. Wherity Family Funeral Home and Cremations in Tualatin is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Isaac Smith Medical Fund at any US Bank.

Alan Moser

A celebration of life will be held Feb. 10 for Alan Michael Moser of Eugene, who died Jan. 28 of a stroke. He was 50.

Moser was born May 3, 1954, in Queens, N.Y., to Robert and Theresa Moser.

He had an associate's degree in engineering and had worked as a millwright for Agripac for 30 years. He enjoyed reading, camping, hiking and playing billiards.

Moser recently spent more than a month in Florida helping hurricane victims. He had lived in Eugene for 32 years.

Survivors include his fiancee, Charlene Pifer of Eugene; his parents, of Port Charlotte, Fla.; a sister, Terry; and a brother, Robert of New York.

Thursday's celebration will be held at 7 p.m. at Wiley's Bar and Grill at 846 W. Sixth Ave. in Eugene. Roberson Funeral Home of Port Charlotte, Fla., is in charge of arrangements.

Violet Alkire

A memorial service was held Jan. 31 for Violet Alkire of Edwardsville, Ill., formerly of Eugene, who died Jan. 20 of age-related causes. She was 98.

Alkire was born July 28, 1906, in Brookings, S.D., to Seth and Ida Tree Hulburt. She married John Alkire on Aug. 27, 1927, in Caputa, S.D. He died in 1976.

She was a schoolteacher in western South Dakota for many years before moving to Rapid City, S.D., in 1945. She retired and lived in Eugene from 1970 to 1997, then moved to Edwardsville. She was a 50-year member of the Order of Eastern Star and a longtime member of Daughters of the Nile.

Survivors include two daughters, Avonna Chamberlin of Las Cruces, N.M., and Dorene Tiede of Glen Carbon, Ill.; a son, Alvin of Fort Collins, Colo.; two sisters, Mary Wagner of Eugene and Rose Rickenbach of Oelrichs, S.D.; seven grandchildren; and seven great- grandchildren.

Weber and Pletcher Funeral Home in Edwardsville was in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Presbyterian Children's Services in care of First Presbyterian Church, 237 N. Kansas St., Edwardsville, IL 62025.

Diane Harms

SPRINGFIELD - Diane M. Harms of Springfield died Jan. 29 of emphysema. She was 63. No service is planned.

Harms was born Jan. 18, 1942, in Redfield, S.D., to Earnest and Vera Cocren Harms.

A homemaker, she had lived in Springfield for more than 30 years. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, crafts, camping, swimming and church.

Survivors include four daughters, Gloria Lindahl of Eugene, Sabra Lindahl of Springfield, Peggy Miller of Carson City, S.D., and Barbara Stepp of Silver Springs, Nev.; two sisters, Viola Stormo of Portland and Marcela Radtke of Arizona; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grand-children. Two daughters died previously, Tammy Miller in 1979 and Lisa Mommer in 2000.

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

Charles Duncan Sr.

A service was held Feb. 5 for Charles Duncan Sr. of Eugene, who died Feb. 3 of congestive heart failure. He was 85.

Duncan was born Feb. 7, 1920, in Myton, Utah, to William and Mabel Green Duncan. He married Vera Hinion, who died in 1945. He later married LaWanda McGill. She died in April 2001 after 56 years of marriage.

He attended Albany High School and worked as a logger and salesman. He lived in Cave Junction for three years and had lived in the Alaskan cities of Sitka, Petersburg and Ketchikan.

Duncan enjoyed reading, gardening and tinkering. He belonged to Temple Beth Israel, Church of God Seventh Day and Worldwide Church of God.

Survivors include seven daughters, Charlene Marion of Eugene, Leona Wallen of Wallowa, Sharol Holznagel of Mora, Minn., Wanda Fletcher of Riverside, Calif., Marietta Davis of Petersburg, Alaska, Catherine Duncan of Modesto, Calif., and Barbara Winters of Federal Way, Wash.; a son, Charles Jr. of Anchorage; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. A son, Berton, died in 1987 and a grandson, Wesley Cory, died in 1968.

The graveside service was held at Willamette Memorial Park in Albany. Andreason's Cremation & Burial Service in Eugene was in charge of arrangements.

M. Wesley Skinner

A memorial service will be held Feb. 12 for M. Wesley Skinner of Eugene, who died Feb. 5 of age-related causes. He was 88.

He was born July 30, 1916, in Sims, Ind., to John and Vessa Wright Skinner. He married Judith Graham on Nov. 18, 1960.

He graduated from high school and from Anderson College in Indiana.

He worked as a minister, evangelist and church planter and served as superintendent in the United Brethren Church for 19 years.

Among his interests were fishing, golf, travel, gospel music, especially male quartets, and spending time with his friends. He enjoyed sports, basketball in particular, and his church family.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Ted of Kennewick, Wash., and Eric of Bend; a brother, Bill, of Silver Point, Tenn.; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Saturday's service will be held at 3 p.m. at Westside Baptist Church in Eugene. Major Family Funeral Home in Springfield is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Westside Baptist Church.

Toni Johnson

Toni Lynn Rice Johnson of Salem, formerly of Veneta and Eugene, died Jan. 27 of complications of meningitis. She was 33. No service is planned.

Johnson was born April 4, 1971, in Colorado Springs, Colo., to Robert and Gladys Lehmkuhl Rice. She married Jack Johnson on April 26, 2004, in Portland.

She worked in a restaurant and enjoyed crafts, music, four-wheeling, fishing and camping.

She previously lived in Eugene, Veneta and Colorado Springs.

Survivors include her husband; her father, of Eugene; a daughter, Jessica of Salem; two sons, Trevor and Brett, both also of Salem; and a sister, Tina Quimby of Satsop, Wash.

Virgil T. Golden Funeral Home in Salem is in charge of arrangements.

Wayne Gilmour

Private family services are planned for Wayne Gilmour of Eugene, who died Feb. 4 of age-related causes. He was 86.

Gilmour was born Dec. 17, 1918, in Barton, Vt., to Robert and Lillian Campbell Gilmour. He married Camille Carlson on June 27, 1947, in Rochester, N.Y.

He served as an Army paratrooper in the Pacific theater. He earned a bachelor's degree at Bates College and a master's degree in education from the University of Rochester. He worked as a middle school science teacher for 31 years.

He enjoyed camping, hiking, reading, canoeing, carpentry, travel and spending time with his family.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Jim of Eugene and David of Central Point; a daughter, Barbara Markello of Douglas, Wyo.; and six grandchildren.

A celebration of life is planned, with inurnment to be in the family cemetery in northern Vermont.

Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Harry Barrell

A potluck gathering will be held Feb. 12 for Harry A. Barrell of Eugene, who died Feb. 3 of age-related causes. He was 99.

Barrell was born Jan. 10, 1906, in Newberg, to A.J. and Lizzie Cook Barrell. He married Helen Frances Russell on July 15, 1928. She died Jan. 5, 1999.

He graduated from Grants Pass High School and worked as a machinist for Southern Pacific Railroad for 46 years. He worked evenings as a projectionist in move theaters for 32 years.

Barrell was a member of the filming and editing crew for the movie "Animal House." He enjoyed photography, gardening and cooking.

Survivors include a son, Bill of Reno, Nev., and a domestic partner of four years, Elsie Berry. A daughter, Sharon Barrell, died May 4, 1998.

Saturday's potluck will be held at 1 p.m. at Kaufman Senior Center in Eugene.

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

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