E. Douglas Cruickshank
A celebration of life will be held April 10 for Ernst Douglas "Doug" Cruickshank of Eugene, who died April 5 of age-related causes. He was 82.
Cruickshank was born May 25, 1922, in Walthamstow, England, to John and Elizabeth Cruickshank. He married Rosemary Ellis in July 1943, in Auburn, N.Y. They later divorced.
He served in the British Royal Air Force and the British Navy Fleet Air. He immigrated to the United States, becoming a citizen in 1947. He received a bachelor's degree in forestry from Syracuse University in Syracuse, N.Y., in 1953.
Cruickshank moved to Oregon in 1953. He was a forester with the State of Oregon Forestry Department from 1954 to 1983, when he retired.
He enjoyed fishing and was a professional river guide on the Siuslaw and Umpqua rivers. He also enjoyed hunting and belonged to the Elks and Masonic lodges.
Survivors include a son, C. Douglas Cruickshank of Eugene; two brothers, Ron of Chingford, London, England, and John of Dedham, Essex, England; a sister, Joan Wilson of Cambridge, England; his former wife, Rosemary Cruickshank of Eugene; three grandchildren and four great- grandchildren.
Sunday's service will be held at 1 p.m. in the community center at 1199 N. Terry St.
American Burial & Cremation Alternatives, Springfield, in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Cascade Hospice, 2650 Suzanne Way, Suite 200, Eugene, OR 97408.
YONCALLA - The graveside funeral will be held April 9 for Eugene W. Goins of Yoncalla, who died April 5 of age-related causes. He was 80.
Goins was born April 7, 1924, in Poteau, Okla., to Nathan and Rosie Blackwell Goins. He married Mary Maude Morrison on Oct. 18, 1948, in Tijuana, Mexico. She died Jan. 21, 1981.
He moved from California to Yoncalla in 1953. A millworker, he had worked for Martin Brothers and Drain Plywood. He enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing, hunting, camping, dancing, travel and old-time music.
Survivors include a daughter, Shirley Gorgita of Yoncalla; a stepsister, Carol Cummings of Roseburg; his domestic partner of 12 years, Virginia Wilson; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A son, Bobby, died previously.
Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. today, April 8, in Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel in Cottage Grove.
Saturday's service will be held at 1 p.m. at the Yoncalla-Applegate Pioneer Cemetery in Yoncalla.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mercy Hospice at 2400 Stewart Parkway, Roseburg, OR 97470.
David Stinson Sr.
A memorial service will be held April 9 for David R. "Pop" Stinson Sr. of Eugene, who died April 5 of Alzheimer's disease. He was 88.
Stinson was born Nov. 6, 1916, in Douglas, Wyo., to John and Lilly Dandell Stinson. He married Dorothea Seybold on Aug. 22, 1948, in Eugene. She died in October 1991.
He graduated from high school and served in the Army. He had worked as a mechanic, and enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. He had lived in Eugene for 60 years.
Survivors include three daughters, Shirley King and Belva Stinson, both of Eugene, and Dorothy Bain of Sacramento; five sons, Charlie Stinson, David Stinson Jr. and John Stinson, all of Eugene, Dennis Stinson of Lowell and Ron Hansen of Everett, Wash.; several siblings in Wyoming and Idaho; 20 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
Saturday's service will be held at 2 p.m. in the Moose Lodge in Springfield.
Andreason's Cremation & Burial Service in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.
Irene Ferguson of Eugene died March 26 of age-related causes. She was 85. No service is planned.
Ferguson was born May 4, 1919, in Centralia, Wash., to Orin and Mary Reimann Bishop. She married Keith Ferguson on Nov. 26, 1937, in Chehalis, Wash.
She had lived in Eugene since 1957. She enjoyed gardening. Her family said she was an adventurous cook.
Survivors include her husband and a son, Roger, of Portland.
Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Greenhill Humane Society.
OAKRIDGE - A memorial service will be held April 9 for Emma Fay of Oakridge, who died April 2 of age-related causes. She was 88.
Fay was born March 30, 1917, in Heaton, N.D., to Jacob and Rose Neumiller Heimbuck.
She had lived in Oakridge since 1960. She enjoyed crafts, puzzles and games.
Survivors include a son, Don Nieters of Port Orford, Wash.; a brother, Fred Heimbuck of Jasper; three sisters, Elsie Smith of Oakridge, Esther Seals of Eugene and Edna Franklin of Iowa; six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Saturday's service will be held at 3 p.m. at Oakridge Chapel of the Woods Funeral Home.
A memorial service will be held April 11 for James A. "Jim" Baldridge of Eugene, who died April 6 of cardiac arrest. He was 80.
Baldridge was born Aug. 6, 1924, in Cleveland, Okla., to James and Fay Ludy Baldridge. He married Bonnie Wallace on July 27, 1947, in Coffeyville, Kan.
He graduated from Caney High School in Caney, Kan. He served in the Navy from 1942 to 1945 in World War II in the Pacific, on the aircraft carrier USS Hornet. He moved from El Paso, Texas, to Eugene in 1962. He worked as an operator and deliveryman for Southern Pacific Pipeline for 32 years.
He enjoyed spending time with his family, woodworking and gardening. He was a member of Fairfield Baptist Church, where he belonged to a men's group that helped with church maintenance and offered service to the community.
Baldridge also volunteered in a special skills class at Danebo Elementary School, where he helped children do craft projects.
Survivors include his wife; four daughters, Carolyn Bard, Melinda Rhoads and Connie Rhoads, all of Eugene, and Marilyn Jones of Seattle; a sister, Nona Wyche of Springdale, Ark.; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Monday's service will be held at 6 p.m. at Fairfield Baptist Church in Eugene. Chapel of Memories Funeral Home in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Fairfield Baptist Church Building Fund.
A private family service is planned for Delbert John "Del" Spencer of Eugene, who died March 23 of complications of diabetes and pneumonia. He was 33.
Spencer was born April 24, 1971, in Eugene, to Allen and Lila Langston Spencer.
He was a high school graduate and had worked in a mill in Scio. He enjoyed bead work, leather work, reading and movies. His family said he was an excellent chess player, loved his pets and enjoyed playing practical jokes and Yahtzee. He belonged to Boy Scout Troop 66.
Survivors include four sisters, Beverly Henderson of Eugene, Evelyn Spencer of Oakridge, Linda Spencer of Tiller and Lois Stewart of Tacoma; and a brother, Albert of Walterville.
The private service will be held at 1 p.m. May 7 in West Lawn Memorial Park & Funeral Home in Eugene.
England's Eugene Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
A cryptside service was held April 4 for Amy "Irene" Dalzell of Eugene, who died March 30 of age-related causes. She was 95.
She was born Dec. 11, 1909, in Morrow County to William and Edith Russell McClintock. She married Arthur Dalzell on Oct. 5, 1932, in Condon. He died in 1984.
She attended elementary school in Morrow County and two years of high school in Eugene. She graduated from Condon High School in 1930.
She was a homemaker and farmer's wife. She enjoyed reading, working puzzles and playing bingo. She was a member of the Grange and of the Pythian Sisters.
Survivors include her daughter, Wilda Crawford of Eugene; her brother, Bill McClintock of Condon; her sister, Mildred Weitzel of Beaver Creek; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. A daughter, Wilma Drobny, died in September 1982.
The April 4 service and burial was held at Condon Cemetery Mausoleum. Poole-Larsen Funeral Home in Eugene is is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
COTTAGE GROVE - A service will be held later for Deloris L. Brown of Cottage Grove, who died April 5 of lung cancer. She was 73.
Brown was born March 24, 1932, in Detroit, Mich., to Arnold and Lois Rockett Bergeon. She married Gayle Brown on Nov. 21, 1953, in Chicopee Falls, Mass.
She graduated from high school in Amherstberg, Ontario, and served in the Air Force from 1952 to 1954. She lived in Detroit until 1997, when she moved to Cottage Grove.
She was a licensed beautician and also had worked as a waitress, restaurant manager and bookkeeper. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She belonged to Emblem clubs in Cottage Grove and Huntington Park, Calif., and to the Cottage Grove Prospectors and Golddiggers.
Survivors include four daughters, Sherri Snyder of Cottage Grove, Denis Worley of Yakima, Wash., Debra VerSteegh of Madera, Calif., and Patricia Ernst of Southgate, Mich.; a son, Patrick Owen of Southgate; two brothers, Rick Bergeon of Mount Vernon, Ohio, and James Bergeon of Las Vegas; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Her husband and a son, Mark, died previously.
Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel in Cottage Grove is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cottage Grove Prospectors Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 415, Cottage Grove, OR 97424.
SPRINGFIELD - Joy Nadine Atterbury Rowlett of Springfield died March 31. She married Percy Rowlett in 1957 in Portland. They were later divorced. Andreason's Cremation & Burial Service in Eugene was in charge of arrangements.
Marjorie Daisy Landon, 86, of Eugene, died April 3. Among her survivors is a daughter, Paralyn Svarverud of Eugene. Andreason's Cremation & Burial Service in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.
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