Donald Walker Sr.
OAKRIDGE - A memorial service will be held July 23 for Donald E. Walker Sr. of Oakridge, who died July 17 of complications from a stroke. He was 91.
Walker was born April 23, 1914, in Oakridge, to Samuel and Grace Hills Walker. He married Katherine "Betty" Spalinger on Sept. 19, 1935, in Oakridge. He graduated from Oakridge High School in 1932.
He had owned and operated a farm on High Prairie Road since 1935. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and horse-packing into the Three Sisters Wilderness. He was a 30-year member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and a past grand marshal of the Oakridge Tree Planting parade.
Survivors include his wife; a son, Don Jr. of Oakridge; a sister, Doris Sayre of Eugene; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A son, Larry, died in 2003.
Saturday's service will be at 1 p.m. at Oakridge Chapel of the Woods Funeral Home. A reception will follow at the Walker Ranch.
Memorial contributions may be made to Greenhill Humane Society or the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.
FLORENCE - J.B. Suit of Florence, formerly of Springfield, died July 14 of age-related causes. He was 86.
Suit was born Jan 19, 1919, in Dolomite, Ala., to Henrey and Minnie Harris Suit. He married Carol Nelson on July 7, 1942, in Virginia.
He lived in Hueytown, Ala., from 1919 to the mid-1930s. He served in the Marines during World War II. He lived in Eugene from 1943 to 1953, then lived in Springfield until 2004. He had lived in Florence since 2004.
He enjoyed citizens band radio, square dancing, bowling, making fudge, watching sports, fishing and helping his wife raise and train horses. He belonged to Eugene Faith Center.
Survivors include three daughters, Diane Wirts and Karen Andersen, both of Springfield, and Theresa Carlson of Eugene; a son, Daniel of Vancouver, Wash.; 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. His wife died previously.
Arrangements are pending for a memorial service in Alabama. Burns' Riverside Chapel Florence Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.
A memorial service will be held July 22 for Herman E. Raymond of Eugene, who died July 18 of heart failure. He was 83.
Raymond was born May 22, 1922, in Drain, to Curtis and Pearl Gertje Raymond. He married Evelyn Johansen on May 11, 1947, in Astoria. She died in 2002.
A lifelong resident of the area, he graduated from Drain High School and Eugene Business College. He served in the Navy from 1942 to 1946 as a motor machinist mate first class in the Pacific theater.
He started work for Walter Hoey Motors in 1947 and it became Barker Motors in 1954. He retired from Dunham Motors. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, helping others and travel.
Raymond was a member and past president of the Bethel Lions Club. He also belonged to the Wagon Wheelers square dance group, Bethesda Lutheran Church, and the Eugene Elks, Moose and Odd Fellows lodges.
Survivors include two sons, David and Dale, both of Eugene; two daughters, Denise Trumbull and Donna Butler, both of Eugene; a sister, Jean Zimmerman of Cottage Grove; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Friday's service will be at 1:30 p.m. at Bethesda Lutheran Church. Private inurnment will be in Willamette National Cemetery in Portland. Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Bethel Lions Club.
LEABURG - The funeral will be held July 21 for Mildred Esther Stenstrom of Leaburg, who died July 17 of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. She was 80.
Stenstrom was born March 31, 1925, in Chicago, to Victor and Esther Falk Carlson. She married William "Bill" Stenstrom on Oct. 22, 1949, in Chicago.
She studied nursing at the Augustana Hospital Nursing School. She had lived in Illinois, Arkansas, the Philippines and California before moving to the Springfield-Eugene area in 1954. She had worked as a registered nurse at McKenzie-Willamette Hospital in Springfield.
Stenstrom had volunteered as a Luther League director. She enjoyed co-piloting airplanes, travel, fishing, painting, flower gardening and china painting. She also enjoyed music, and was a pianist and accordionist. She designed her home in Leaburg.
She belonged to Springfield Lutheran Church, the Medical Alliance, the McKenzie River Artist Guild and a TOPS Club. She volunteered with many children's organizations.
Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Marilee Bodner of Springfield and Millicent Gagnon of Old Frontenac, Minn.; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, July 20, at Major Family Funeral Home in Springfield.
Thursday's service will be at 1 p.m. at Springfield Lutheran Church, followed by burial in Greenwood Cemetery in Leaburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church.
Margaret L. "Maggie" Giles of Eugene died July 18 of congestive heart failure. She was 76.
Giles was born July 28, 1928, in Morris, Okla., to Henry "Andy" and Izetta Edmondson Howard. She married Robert Giles in November 1967 in Eugene. He died Feb. 20, 1998.
She graduated from Morris High School in Oklahoma and later lived in Tulsa, Okla. She had lived in Eugene for 40 years, and worked as a nurse's aide at Sacred Heart General Hospital from 1966 to 1978. She enjoyed spending time with her family, flowers and, her family said, "the beautiful state of Oregon."
Survivors include two daughters, Judy Martsfield of Eugene and Joanne Gilliland of Federal Way, Wash.; two sons, Jim Gilliland of Tulsa, Okla., and Jerry Gilliland of Dewey, Okla.; two sisters, Marie Goss of Eugene and Mary Warriner of Gold Beach; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Her children's father, Roy Gilliland, and a grandson, Kelly, both died in 1979.
No service is planned. Poole-Larsen Funeral Home in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Sacred Heart.
OAKRIDGE - The funeral will be held July 25 for Mark Louis Sundin of Oakridge, who died July 15 of injuries sustained in a kayaking accident. He was 46.
He was born Sept. 30, 1958, in Portland, to Gene and Barbara Steele Sundin. He married Carmen Brumwell on June 18, 1994, in Reno, Nev.
A graduate of Cascade High School in Portland, he held a degree in fire science from Chemeketa Community College in Salem.
Sundin served in the Oregon Army National Guard, the 1249 Engineers Battalion Headquarters Company in Salem, from 1976 to 1990.
He served as a firefighter and paramedic in Oakridge for 25 years. He was a part-time firefighter and paramedic for North County Fire District in Drain, Lower Umpqua Ambulance in Reedsport and Peace Harbor Ambulance in Florence; and a volunteer firefighter/sleeper at Turner Fire Department.
He was a member of the International Association of Firefighters from 1981 to 2002, the Oregon Fire Chiefs Association and the Willamette Pass Ski Patrol, and a former board chairman of Oakridge-Westfir Kids and Lane Community College Advisory Committee.
He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, camping, boating, crabbing and fishing. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
Survivors include his wife; three sons, Alex, Jerred Taylor and Jeremy Taylor, all of Oakridge; a brother, Scott of Salem; and a sister, Lynn Carmichael of Mead, Wash.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday at Major Family Funeral Home in Springfield. Monday's service will be at 11 a.m. at the Oakridge High School football field. A reception will follow at Oakridge Fire Department. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Skyline Memorial Gardens in Beaverton.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Oakridge Volunteer Firefighters College Scholarship Fund.
SPRINGFIELD - A memorial service will be held July 22 for Keith Grayson Cribbs of Springfield, who died July 8 of undetermined causes pending autopsy results. He was 41.
He was born Oct. 22, 1963, in Seattle, to James and Eileen Johnson Cribbs. He graduated from Thurston High School.
He enjoyed fishing and camping.
Survivors include his brother, Bryan of Salem; and four sisters, Lola Fitch of Hillsboro, Janet Hurley and Jenny Cribbs, both of Salem, and Carol Harris of Eugene.
Friday's service will be at 7 p.m. at Berean Assembly of God Church, Springfield. Andreason's Cremation & Burial Service in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.
A memorial service will be held July 23 for Ethyl A. Drury of Colorado Springs, Colo., formerly of Springfield, who died July 3 of complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. She was 78.
Drury was born Sept. 30, 1926, in Honolulu to Warren and Stella Webb Cowell. She married Donald Drury in Hawaii in 1955. He died in 1991.
She lived in Springfield for 13 years and previously lived in Anchorage. She had worked as a warehouse forklift operator.
Drury enjoyed fishing and indulging in fine foods. She will be remembered for her grace and joyfulness.
Survivors include a daughter, Dawn Gilkes of Colorado Springs; a sister, Dolores Smith; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Saturday's service will be at 2 p.m. at Springs City Church, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Blunt Mortuary in Colorado Springs is in charge of arrangements.
Henry Robert Anderson of Eugene died July 17 from complications of a stroke. He was 73.
He was born Aug. 24, 1931, in Endicott, N.Y., to Fletcher and Dorothy Bee Anderson. He and his wife, Beverly, were married April 5, 1953, in Boise.
Anderson served in the Air Force at Amarillo Air Force Base in Texas. He worked as a janitor in the Lane County Courthouse. He enjoyed old country music, old western movies, fishing, camping and football.
Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Dorothy Chaney of Jacksonville, Fla., Beverly Grable of Redding, Calif., and Roberta of Eugene; a stepson, Eddie Barnett; a brother, Pee Wee of Endicott; three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
No service is planned. Chapel of Memories Funeral Home in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.
The graveside funeral will be held today, July 20, for Sharon A. Engstrom of Eugene, who died July 15 of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. She was 30.
Engstrom was born Aug. 6, 1974, in Medford, to Gary and Marie Timothy. She married Chad Engstrom on July 16, 1999, in Springfield.
She lived in Medford most of her life until moving to Springfield in 1999. She had attended public schools in Medford and was a student at Lane Community College, where she was taking phlebotomy courses. A homemaker, she enjoyed drawing, tanning, music and shopping.
Survivors include her husband; two sons, Alex and Ethan, both of Eugene; her parents, of Medford; a brother, Jeff of Medford; three sisters, Shannon, Sarah and Patty, all of Medford; and three stepsisters, Debbie and Leslie, both of Medford, and Tracy of Las Vegas.
Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. today at Poole-Larsen Funeral Home in Eugene.
Today's service will be at 1:30 p.m. at Camp Creek Cemetery in Springfield.
JUNCTION CITY - Ruth Edith Diamond of Junction City, formerly of Corvallis, died July 7 of age-related causes. She was 83.
She was born June 7, 1922, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, to Lewis and Lillian Glischen Brown. She married Nathan Diamond on June 24, 1945, in Los Angeles. He died previously.
Survivors include a daughter, Nancy Steele of Bellingham, Wash.; a son, David of Junction City; a brother, Norman Brown of Woodland Hills, Calif.; and one grandchild.
A private service was held. Murphy-Musgrove Funeral Home of Junction City was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Corvallis.
Mary Ann Mann of Salem, formerly of Springfield, died July 14 of age-related causes. She was 93. A private service was held.
Mann was born July 27, 1911, in Smith Center, Kan., to William and Isabella Callaway. She married Harry Kelso on April 5, 1934. He died April 19, 1957. She next married Bernard Newman, who later died. She married Marlion Mann on June 14, 1968, in Springfield. He died Aug. 30, 2000.
She lived in Smith Center and Wilmington, Calif., then moved to Springfield. She had attended junior college and worked as a schoolteacher and a realty broker. She moved from Springfield to Sublimity and later to Salem.
She enjoyed gardening, crocheting, canning, cooking and crafts. She belonged to the Prairie Schooners and the Thurston Grange.
Survivors include a son, Byron Kelso Sr. of Marcola; two sisters, Elsie Giridelli of Beaverton and Nellie Shriner of Smith Center; three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and two great-great-grand- children.
The private graveside service was held July 18 in Restlawn Memorial Gardens in Salem. Howell-Edwards-Doerksen Funeral Home of Salem was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's disease research.
NEWPORT - Martha Frances Dowell of Newport, formerly of Florence, died July 10 of age-related causes. She was 87.
Dowell was born March 29, 1918, in Siletz, to John and Ida Scott Savage. She married Roderick Dowell on June 30, 1936. He died in 1985.
She attended schools in Toledo. A lifelong homemaker, she lived in Florence for several years.
She is survived by a sister, Florence Scanlon of Newport.
A memorial service will be held later. McHenry Funeral Home in Corvallis is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Stem Cell Research Foundation in care of McHenry Funeral Home, 206 N.W. Fifth St., Corvallis, OR 97330.
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