HARRISBURG - The funeral will be held Sept. 6 for Drotha Mae Lanz of Harrisburg, who died Aug. 29 of age-related causes. She was 82.
Lanz was born June 24, 1923, in Seminole, Okla., to George and Hattie Edwards Lewelling. She married Frederick Lanz on Oct. 11, 1939, in Taloga, Okla.
She had lived in Lane County for 63 years. Before moving to Harrisburg, she lived in Elmira, Coburg, Junction City and the Fresno, Calif., area. She had worked part-time, but was primarily a homemaker. Lanz enjoyed flower gardening and crafts. Her family said her life centered around the family.
Survivors include her husband; two sons, Eugene of Creswell and Alfred of Scio; a daughter, Betty Littlejohn of Eugene; a brother, Cecil Lewelling of Penn Valley, Calif.; a sister, Velma Pruitt of Clovis, Calif.; eight grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. A granddaughter, Wendy Lanz, died previously.
Tuesday's service will be held at 11 a.m. at Life Bible Church in Harrisburg. Burial will be in Alford Cemetery in Harrisburg. England's Eugene Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
SPRINGFIELD - Glenn Melvin Shindledecker of Springfield died Aug. 30 of age-related causes. He was 82.
He was born March 19, 1923, to Charles and Bertha Schultz Shindledecker. He married Violet Valone on Jan. 26, 1946, in Yuma, Ariz.
Shindledecker served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army Air Corps, joining in 1943. He was a lifelong carpenter and built, owned and operated Fireside Sportshop from 1954 to 1961. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening and travel.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Wayne of Oregon City and Kenneth of Springfield; a daughter, Pam Windom of Springfield; two brothers, Bob of Cashtown, Pa., and Merle of Gettysburg, Pa.; four grandchildren; and three great-grand- children.
No service is planned. American Burial & Cremation Alternatives in Springfield is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland.
SPRINGFIELD - A memorial service will be held Sept. 17 for Nicky Hodge Welling of the Eugene-Springfield area, who died Aug. 21 of accidental drowning in the Willamette River. He was 58.
Welling was born Feb. 22, 1947, in Eugene, to Russell and Betty Blaylock Welling.
He attended Eugene Faith Center. His family will remember him for his humor and his love of music and family.
Survivors include his father, of Corvallis; two daughters, Chelsea Welling of Eugene and Megan Welling of Portland; two sisters, Linda of Randle, Wash., and Cindy of Bend; and four grandchildren.
The Sept. 17 service will be held at 2 p.m. in Eugene Faith Center.
Alpha Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements.
SPRINGFIELD - A memorial service will be held Sept. 4 for Don Pfaff of Springfield, who died Aug. 31 of a brain tumor. He was 78.
He was born Nov. 2, 1926, in St. Paul, Minn., to Sidney and Rosalie Cummings Pfaff.
He and his wife, Fran, were married May 2, 1947, in St. Paul.
He attended Breck Military Academy. After serving in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1946, he worked as a truck driver and handyman.
He enjoyed helping others, sharing Bible truths and hiking and was "passionate" about gathering firewood. He was a member of Calvary Open Bible Church and Hope Center.
Survivors include his wife; three sons, Greg of Eugene, Steve of Keizer and Chris of Mesa, Ariz.; a daughter, Connie Baker of Springfield; two brothers, Gordon of Phoenix and S. Robert of Auburn, Wash.; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Sunday's service will be at 3 p.m. at Calvary Open Bible Church in Springfield. Inurnment will be at Mount Vernon Pioneer Cemetery. American Burial & Cremation of Oregon in Springfield is in charge of arrangements.
FLORENCE - A memorial service will be held Sept. 6 for Frank G. Brooks of Florence, who died Aug. 28 of age-related causes. He was 85.
Brooks was born Feb. 7, 1920, in La Center, Wash., to George and Edna Brooks.
He married Lexie Stephens in 1963 in Stevenson, Wash.
He worked as a logger and highway construction heavy-equipment operator. Later, from 1963 to 1973, he operated the Snack Bar restaurant. He was a commercial truck driver from 1974 to 1978.
Brooks owned a tugboat and barge on the Siuslaw River from 1985 to 1997.
He also had worked in management for the Pierpoint Motel and Woahink Lodge.
He was a member and former district governor of the Lions Club and also belonged to the Elks lodge.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Frank Jr. of Florence and Allen of Myrtle Point; a daughter, Edna May of Coos Bay; and six grandchildren. A daughter, Penny Sherman, died previously.
Tuesday's service will be held at 11 a.m. at Burns' Riverside Chapel Florence Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Florence Lions Club.
VENETA - A memorial service will be held Sept. 3 for William Maxwell Meier of Veneta, formerly of Cottage Grove, who took his life Aug. 30 in Veneta. He was 50.
Meier was born Feb. 13, 1955, in New Smyrna Beach, Fla., to Frank and Mary Jo Lancaster Meier.
He graduated from Cottage Grove High School in 1973.
He worked for Cone Lumber in Goshen for about 25 years and at Rosboro Lumber Mill in Springfield, and had been a mill supervisor.
Meier lived in Springfield before moving to Veneta.
Meier enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, camping, fishing, hunting, boating and riding motorcycles.
He also enjoyed raising and showing pigeons, and had received many awards for his pigeons.
Survivors include his father and stepmother, Frank and Pat Meier of Palmdale, Calif.; and two sisters, Debbie Jo Mazurek of Cottage Grove and Deanna Johnson of Apple Valley, Calif.
Saturday's service will be held at 2 p.m. at Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel in Cottage Grove. Private inurnment will be in Lane Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home in Eugene.
REEDSPORT - The funeral will be held Sept. 3 for Patricia June Fields of Reedsport, who died Aug. 30 of cancer. She was 61.
She was born Oct. 5, 1943, in Junction City, to Edgar and Mincy Whipple Rolen.
Fields was manager of A-Z Mini Storage in Reedsport.
She enjoyed playing bingo, fishing, hunting, camping and flowers.
Survivors include her daughter, Cathy Savey of Reedsport; two brothers, Dean Rolen and Butch Rolen, both of Winchester Bay; and two grandchildren. A son, Richard Lee Redmond, died previously.
Saturday's service will be at 11 a.m. at Highlands Baptist Church in Reedsport, with burial following the service at Reedsport Masonic Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
A memorial service will be held Sept. 3 for Rena Runyon of Eugene, who died Aug. 30 of age-related causes. She was 82.
Runyon was born Jan. 31, 1923, in Dyer, Ark., to William and Rosie Hill Davis.
She worked as a wing riveter for Douglas Aircraft in the 1940s.
She lived in Illinois in 1962 and in California from the 1960s to the early 1970s. She moved to Eugene in 1975.
Runyon enjoyed sewing, doll-making and spending time with her family.
Survivors include a son, David of Valrico, Fla.; two daughters, Carol Langsford of Aloha and Margaret Oaks of Albuquerque, N.M.; two sisters; and six grandchildren.
Saturday's service will be held at 11 a.m. at Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Sacred Heart.
CRESWELL - A memorial service will be held today, Sept. 2, for Edith E. Rogers of Creswell, who died Aug. 29 of age-related causes. She was 83.
Rogers was born April 9, 1922, in Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma, to Alfred and Iva Day Grall.
She married Melvin Rogers on April 20, 1940, in Hornersville, Mo. He died May 4, 1982.
She had lived in Creswell for 23 years and previously lived in Aumsville, Stayton and Springfield.
Rogers was a homemaker, and enjoyed church and quilting.
Survivors include three daughters, Delores Wartenbee and Joanie Vanio, both of Springfield and Pamela Walters of Eugene; a son, Jerry Rogers of Springfield; a daughter, Eldora Ormond of Springfield; 16 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. A son, Ron, and a daughter, Debra Hollis, died previously.
Today's service will be held at 2 p.m. at New Life Center in Springfield. Private burial will be in Springfield Memorial Gardens. Major Family Funeral Home in Springfield is in charge of arrangements.
JUNCTION CITY - A graveside memorial service will be held Sept. 6 for Zethel May Henderson of Junction City, who died Aug. 29 of age-related causes. She was 88.
She was born Feb. 12, 1917, in St. Joseph, Mo., to Jess and Minnie Tarter Griffin.
She married Kenneth Henderson on Aug. 10, 1940, in Yuma, Ariz.
A resident of Junction City since 1985, she was a homemaker and enjoyed travel, gardening and reading.
She was a member of the First Christian Church in Harrisburg.
Survivors include her husband; three sons, Bill of Prairie Grove, Ariz., Wayne of Pinehurst, Idaho, and Jess of Junction City; two sisters, Wilma Nogues and Jean Barks, both of Santa Maria, Calif.; three grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren.
Tuesday's service will be at 10 a.m. at Santa Maria Cemetery in Santa Maria, Calif. Murphy-Musgrove Funeral Home in Junction City is in charge of arrangements.
A memorial celebration of life will be held Sept. 18 for Anthony Vanderford of Eugene, who died Aug. 29 of cancer. He was 34.
He was born March 9, 1971, in Memphis, Tenn., to Wayne and Charlotte Mullins Vanderford.
He married Audrey Watters on March 18, 1993, in Hot Springs, Ark.
He graduated from Natrona County High School in Casper, Wyo., in 1990. He attended Casper College, Lane Community College and the University of Oregon.
He was an artist, sculptor, tie-dye artist and art instructor with the Lane Arts Council, Looking Glass and New Roads.
He was a member of Saturday Market and Circle of Hands Gallery and was awarded the Youth Arts Imagine Award in 2005 from Lane Arts Council.
Survivors include his wife; a son, Isaiah of Eugene; his parents, now of Otis, La.; and three siblings.
The Sept. 18 service will be at 2 p.m. at Armitage Park in Eugene. Andreason's Cremation & Burial Service in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lane Arts Council's Youth Arts Program.
Homer V. Caley of Valdez, Alaska, previously of Creswell and Cottage Grove, died Aug. 27 of age-related causes. He was 75. Visitation will be held today, Sept. 2.
Caley was born Feb. 11, 1930, in Springer, N.M., to Vernon and Iva Rhodes Caley.
He and his wife, Ethel, were married June 9, 1973, in Cottage Grove.
He had lived in Creswell, Cottage Grove, Lincolnton, N.C., and Brookings.
He had worked on the greenchain in a sawmill for Weyerhaeuser and also served in the National Guard.
Caley enjoyed spending time with his family, visiting the ocean and watching western movies. He belonged to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Edward Lilly of Cottage Grove and Elmer Lilly of Menan, Idaho; three daughters, Laura Dunning of Valdez, Geneva Buchanon of Lincolnton, and Delia Williams of California; 17 grandchildren and 17 great- grandchildren.
Today's visitation will be at 5 p.m. at Buell Funeral Chapel in Springfield. No service is planned.
Janice Kay "Jan" Barrie of Poulsbo, Wash., formerly of Eugene, died Aug. 28 of bile duct cancer. She was 60.
She was born Dec. 11, 1944, in San Francisco, to William and Clara "Bette" Hendricksmeier Craig.
She married Brian Barrie on June 1, 1963, in Eugene.
She graduated from South Eugene High School in 1962 and lived in Eugene until 1973.
She was a wife, mother, homemaker and contributor to the family business. Her family will remember her "for her mighty prayers, love of quilting, gardening and her kitties."
Survivors include her husband; her daughter, Patti Rogers of Bothell, Wash.; two sons, Brad of Poulsbo and Brent of Bremerton, Wash.; her mother and her husband, Clara "Bette" and Carl Bojanowski of Eugene; her stepmother, Bernice Craig of Mesa, Ariz.;
A private service is planned. Lewis Funeral Chapel in Bremerton, Wash., is in charge of arrangements. An online memorial may be viewed at www.lewischapel.com.
Memorial contributions may be made to Olympic Hematology and Oncology Chemo Center, 2720 Clare Ave., Bremerton, WA 98310, or Hospice of Kitsap County, P.O. Box 3416, Silverdale, WA 98383.
A private service is planned for Dorothy Mae "Dot" Willard Deems of Eugene, who died Aug. 30 of age-related causes. She was 90.
She was born Jan. 6, 1915, in Springfield, Mass., to William and Beatrice Gath Willard.
She married William Deems in 1948 and the couple settled in Washington. He died previously. She moved to Eugene in 1994.
She taught kindergarten for several years in Longmeadow, Mass. In 1942, she became the secretarial assistant to writer and naturalist Ernest Thompson Seaton and assisted in gathering information for his books.
She enjoyed skating, skiing, horseback riding, animals and collecting Western art. Her love of the American Indian culture led to her adoption into the Iroquois tribe of New England.
Survivors include two daughters, Linda Gallacher of Eugene and Pamela Deems of Scottsdale, Ariz.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A daughter, Deborah Deems, died pre- viously.
A private family graveside service is planned. Buell Funeral Chapel in Springfield is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Greenhill Humane Society.
SPRINGFIELD - The funeral Mass will be celebrated Sept. 3 for Marcos Tadeo of Springfield, who died Aug. 30 at age 16. The family chose not to list the cause of death.
He was born Sept. 28, 1988, in Red Bluff, Calif., to Marcos Tadeo-Ortiz and Marie "Rosio" Hernandez.
Tadeo was a sophomore at Springfield High School.
He enjoyed playing soccer, tae kwon do, listening to music, especially hip-hop, and spending time with his friends.
During the summer, he worked on roofing and baling hay. He was a member of the St. Alice Catholic Church's youth group.
Survivors include his parents; grandparents Maria Hernandez of Eugene and Margarito Tadeo and Luz Maria Ortiz of Veracruz, Mexico; and four brothers, Aldo of McAllen, Texas, Yair of Mexico City, and Alex and Johanes, both of Springfield.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at St. Alice Catholic Church in Springfield, followed at 7 p.m. by a rosary service. Saturday's service will be held at 11 a.m. at the church. West Lawn Memorial Park & Funeral Home in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.
A memorial service will be held Sept. 9 for Leroy Larson of Beavercreek, formerly of Eugene and Creswell, who died Aug. 23 of age-related causes. He was 82.
He was born April 18, 1923, in Eureka, Calif., to Henry and Ethal Moore Larson.
He married Ransy Grabinske on March 23, 1945, in Phoenix, Ariz. They divorced in 1969. He married Bernice Ballard in July 1969, in Billings, Mont. They divorced in 1986.
Larson served in the Army Air Corps from 1942 to 1946. He worked as a service manager for Lew Williams and Joe Romania car dealerships.
Among his hobbies were fishing and camping and he enjoyed socializing.
He was a member of the Elks Lodge and Rim Rock Foundation.
Survivors include two daughters, Sandy Spear of Beavercreek and Karen Fagerland of Eugene; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
The Sept. 9 service will be at 2 p.m. at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, with inurnment to follow. Cornerstone Funeral Services & Cremation in Portland is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Vaughnette Wiskow, 79, of Cottage Grove, died Aug. 27. The time for Saturday's memorial service has been changed to 2:30 p.m., at the Church of Christ at Sixth Street and Gibbs Avenue, Cottage Grove. Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel, Cottage Grove, is in charge of arrangements.