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Leland Balsiger

COTTAGE GROVE Cottage Grove, village (1990 pop. 22,935), Washington co., SE Minn., near the St. Croix River; inc. 1965. There is farming (cattle, sheep, corn, and soybeans) and manufacturing (chemicals and machinery).  - Leland Kendall "Lee" Balsiger of Cottage Grove died Sept. 27 of age-related causes. He was 80.

He was born Aug. 10, 1925, in White Salmon, Wash., to Alvin and Lois Balsiger. He married Betty Chaffee in 1948 in Cottage Grove. They later divorced.

Balsiger graduated from Oakridge High School. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, from 1943 to 1946. He was employed in the logging and sheet metal businesses.

He enjoyed bowling, hunting, fishing, camping and gardening. He was a longtime member of the Cottage Grove Moose Lodge, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Elks Lodge.

Survivors include two daughters, Vicki Brainard of Eugene and Susan Cantrall of Albany; a sister, Joyce Owens of Cottage Grove; five grandchildren and one great- grandchild.

No service is planned. Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel in Cottage Grove is in charge of arrangements.

Shirley Willis

A memorial service will be held Oct. 14 for Shirley Lee "Granny" Willis of Eugene, who died Sept. 27 of age-related causes. She was 75.

Willis was born April 23, 1930, in Pe Ell For the town in Washington, see .
Pe Ell is a character from The Druid of Shannara by Terry Brooks. Biography
Pe Ell is an assassin, the number one mercernary/assassin in service to Rimmer Dall.
, Wash., to Franklin and Artie Martin Green.

She had lived in the Eugene area for 60 years. She graduated from Elmira High School
:For the school in Elmira, Ontario, see Elmira District Secondary School.
Elmira High School is a 4A public high school of about 500 students in Elmira, Oregon located approximately 15 miles from Eugene.
 and worked in retail clothing. She enjoyed arts and crafts arts and crafts, term for that general field of applied design in which hand fabrication is dominant. The term was coined in England in the late 19th cent. as a label for the then-current movement directed toward the revivifying of the decorative arts. , sewing, knitting and gardening. Her family said she greatly enjoyed Christmas. She belonged to the First Church of the Nazarene Church of the Nazarene (năz'ərēn`), U.S. Protestant denomination established in 1908 through the union of the Church of the Nazarene, based in California; the Association of Pentecostal Churches, a New England group; and the Holiness .

Survivors include four children, Barry, Brad, Deborah Graff and Ladarrah Farrell, all of Eugene; and six grandchildren.

The Oct. 14 service will be held at 3 p.m. at the First Church of the Nazarene in Eugene. Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the church.

Marion Smart

COTTAGE GROVE - The funeral will be held Oct. 4 for Marion Bernice Smart of Cottage Grove, who died Sept. 29 of age-related causes. She was 85.

Smart was born May 31, 1920, in Pine Bluff Pine Bluff, city (1990 pop. 57,140), seat of Jefferson co., S central Ark., on the Arkansas River; inc. 1839. It is a port and trade center for an agricultural area and has industries producing metal, wood, and paper products; machinery; electrical equipment; and , Ark., to Homer and Ozie Spurlock Petty. She married Arnold Smart on March 17, 1940, in Tillar, Ark. He died Nov. 19, 1988.

She graduated from high school in Arkansas. She had lived in Cottage Grove for 47 years, previously living in Tillar, Ark. She had worked in the meat and produce departments and as a cashier at an A & P grocery store, and ran the Jefferson Street store. She also had worked on farms most of her life.

With her husband, she owned and operated a truck stop in Curtin for 25 years. She enjoyed gardening, spending time "Spending Time" is the first single released by Christian artist Stellar Kart.

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 in her flower garden, singing hymns and collecting "whatnots Whatnots are a type of Muppet used on The Muppet Show. They are similar to Anything Muppets in that they can be made into various characters by adding costumes and facial features. On some of the earlier ones, it is noted that their design is similar to that of the Fraggles. ." She belonged to the Church of Christ-Pennoyer in Cottage Grove.

Survivors include two sons, Craig of Curtin and Pete of Brookings; six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. A son, Joe, died previously.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday at Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel in Cottage Grove.

Tuesday's service will be held at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Rest-Haven Memorial Park in Eugene.

Memorial contributions may be made to Avalon Foster Care Home in care of Rose, 33006 Lynx Hollow Road, Creswell, OR 97426.

James Walsh James Walsh can refer to the following:
  • James T. Walsh, American politician from New York State, serving in the U.S. House of Representatives
  • James J. Walsh (New York), American politician from New York State, serving in the U.S.
 

James Walsh of Eugene died Sept. 29 of age-related causes. He was 88.

Walsh was born June 12, 1917, in Valparaiso, Ind., to Thomas and Elsie Deu Walsh. He and his wife, Mary, were married in 1942 in San Diego San Diego (săn dēā`gō), city (1990 pop. 1,110,549), seat of San Diego co., S Calif., on San Diego Bay; inc. 1850. San Diego includes the unincorporated communities of La Jolla and Spring Valley. Coronado is across the bay. . She died Sept. 15, 2005.

He had lived in Eugene since 1957 and previously lived in Burbank, Calif., and San Diego. He worked as a machinist for U.S. Plywood, advancing from apprentice to journeyman machinist. He later was an electrician for Weyerhaeuser until he retired. He enjoyed farm work and rebuilding antique farm equipment.

Survivors include three sons, Mike and Pat of Salem and Gary of Eugene; a daughter, Karen Bianco of Mesa, Ariz.; three brothers, Bob, Bud and John "Jack", all of Valparaiso, Ind.; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

No service is planned. England's Eugene Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Raymond Ford

The funeral will be held Oct. 3 for Raymond Luther Ford of Eugene, who died Sept. 28 of bone cancer. He was 77.

Ford was born Aug. 7, 1928, in Charleston, W.Va., to Raymond and Essie Walker Ford. He married Billie Joanne McCoy on Oct. 29, 1952, in Cottage Grove.

He had lived in West Virginia West Virginia, E central state of the United States. It is bordered by Pennsylvania and Maryland (N), Virginia (E and S), and Kentucky and, across the Ohio R., Ohio (W). Facts and Figures


Area, 24,181 sq mi (62,629 sq km). Pop.
, California and Roseburg before moving to Goshen in 1959. He served in the Army as a military policeman from 1946 to 1948 in New Orleans New Orleans (ôr`lēənz –lənz, ôrlēnz`), city (2006 pop. 187,525), coextensive with Orleans parish, SE La., between the Mississippi River and Lake Pontchartrain, 107 mi (172 km) by water from the river mouth; founded  and Panama.

Ford had worked as logger, and as a mechanic and welder for Chuck's Truck Repair, Mack Truck and BRING Recycling. He enjoyed woodworking and metal work and volunteered with a scouting program at Goshen School. He belonged to the VW Goodtimes Club. His family said he loved talking to Noun 1. talking to - a lengthy rebuke; "a good lecture was my father's idea of discipline"; "the teacher gave him a talking to"
lecture, speech

rebuke, reprehension, reprimand, reproof, reproval - an act or expression of criticism and censure; "he had to
 everyone he met, and was often called "Santa."

Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Peggy Ford of Glenwood, Christy Ford of Goshen and Iletta Hopper of Winlock, Wash.; two sons, Raymond of Jasper and Douglas of Springfield; 21 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. A son, Jimmy, died previously.

Monday's service and burial will be held at noon at Springfield Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home.

Carl Thomas Carl Thomas may refer to:
  • Carl Thomas (basketball)
  • Carl Thomas (singer)
  • Carl Thomas (baseball)
  • a member of dance music group K-Klass.
 

The funeral will be held Oct. 3 for Carl Adolph Thomas of Eugene, who died Sept. 28 of age-related causes. He was 86.

Thomas was born Aug. 9, 1919, in DeSart-Kennedy, N.D., to Peter and Erma Muth Thomas. He married Leona Schwerbel on Jan. 1, 1943, in Scranton, N.D.

He served in the Army in World War II as a sergeant in the 95th Infantry Division in Europe. He had worked as a farm hand, truck driver and gas station attendant and as an installer of home insulation.

Thomas had lived in Eugene for 43 years and previously lived in DeSart and New England New England, name applied to the region comprising six states of the NE United States—Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. The region is thought to have been so named by Capt. , N.D. He enjoyed playing cards playing cards, parts of a set or deck, used in playing various games of chance or skill. The origin of playing cards is unknown, and almost as many theories exist as there are historians of the subject. , music, dancing, bowling and playing pool. He belonged to St. Mark Catholic Church and the Moose Lodge, and formerly belonged to the Eagles Lodge.

Survivors include his wife; three sons, Lyle, K. Peter and Lynn, all of Eugene; two daughters, Bobbie Taylor-Rice of Eugene and MaryJane Thomas of Springfield; a sister, Rosella rosella
Noun

a type of Australian parrot
 Belland of New England, N.D.; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at Lane Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home in Eugene.

Monday's funeral will follow at 2 p.m. in the funeral home. Burial will be in Lane Memorial Gardens.

Nancy Schlea

A memorial service will be held Oct. 3 for Nancy Lee Schlea of Eugene, who died Sept. 27. She was 53. The family chose not to list the cause of death.

Schlea was born March 22, 1952, in Chicago, to Elmo and Wilma Fowler. She married Jack Schlea on Sept. 9, 1972, in Plainfield, Ill.

She had lived in the Eugene area for 30 years, previously living in Blachly and Joliet, Ill. She had attended the University of Oregon The University of Oregon is a public university located in Eugene, Oregon. The university was founded in 1876, graduating its first class two years later. The University of Oregon is one of 60 members of the Association of American Universities. .

Schlea belonged to the University of Oregon Alumni Association An alumni association is an association of graduates (alumni) or, more broadly, of former students. In the United Kingdom and the United States, alumni of universities, colleges, schools (especially independent schools), fraternities, and sororities often form groups with alumni . She enjoyed music, reading, nature, cooking and travel. She belonged to the Unitarian-Universalist Church in Eugene.

Survivors include her husband; her parents, of Eugene; a son, John, and a daughter, Kate Schlea, both of Eugene; a brother, Steve Fowler Steve Fowler is currently group editor of What Car? which includes the magazines What Car?, What Car? New Car Guide, What Car? Price Guide and the website whatcar.com.  of Pasadena, Md.; and two sisters, Judy Fowler-Langston of Eugene and Patricia Houchin of Salem.

Monday's service will be held at 7 p.m. at Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Greenhill Humane Society A humane society is a group that aims to stop animal suffering due to cruelty or other reasons. Examples
Examples of humane societies include: The Humane Society of the United States, Peninsula Humane Society, American Humane which was founded in 1877 as a network of
.

Raudy Fischer

A memorial service will be held today, Oct. 1, for Raudy E. Fischer of Sandy, formerly of Eugene, who died Sept. 27. He was 51. The family chose not to list the cause of death.

Fischer was born Jan. 23, 1954, in Coos Bay Coos Bay (ks), city (1990 pop. 15,076), Coos co., SW Oreg., a port of entry on Coos Bay; founded 1854 as Marshfield, inc. 1874, renamed 1944. , to Malcolm and LaRene Fischer. He and his wife, Laura, were married April 12, 1992, in Reno, Nev.

He had lived in Portland and Eugene before moving to Sandy. He graduated from Churchill High School in 1973 and worked as a cashier for Fred Meyer. He enjoyed comedy shows, collecting sailboats and spending time with his cats.

Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Kristen Fischer of Eugene, Tiffany Fischer of La Grande and Kalea Fischer of Sandy; a brother, Rocky Newcomb of Arizona; and a sister, Karen Sims of Milwaukie.

Today's service will be held at 1 p.m. at Estacada Baptist Church at 478 N.W. Wade St. in Estacada.

Cornerstone Funeral Services in Boring is in charge of arrangements.

Stanley Turner

VENETA - Stanley Robert Turner For the American football offensive lineman, see Robert Turner (football)

Robert Turner is an American professional poker player based in Downey, California.

Turner is known for introducing Omaha hold 'em into poker-playing circles.
 of Veneta died Sept. 28 of cancer. He was 79.

Turner was born March 13, 1926, in Nashville, Tenn., to Guy and Lillie Scoville Turner. He married Velma Roberts on Nov. 6, 1948, in Hollywood, Calif.

He graduated from high school in Hollywood. He served in the Army Air Corps in World War II as a tail gunner and participated in the occupation of Japan. He had lived in Eugene for the past five years and previously lived in Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo (săn l`ĭs ōbĭs`pō), city (1990 pop. 41,958), seat of San Luis Obispo co., S Calif., near San Luis Obispo Bay; inc. 1856. , all in California. He had worked for Chevrolet and Ford dealers and as general manager of Santa Barbara Cadillac. He also had worked for Turner Motors in Veneta.

He was a drummer and also enjoyed travel, restoring classic cars, fishing and home improvement. He belonged to the Lions Club.

Survivors include a son, Steven of Ojai, Calif.; two daughters, Mona Turner of Veneta and Anne Luftenberg, also of Ojai; a sister, Norma Hartman of Santa Rosa, Calif.; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A great-grandson, Aaron Clement, died previously.

No service is planned. West Lawn Memorial Park & Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society American Cancer Society,
n.pr established in 1913, this national volunteer-based health organization is committed to the elimination of cancer through prevention and treatment and to diminishing cancer suffering through advocacy, scholarship, research,
.

Clarification

Elmer G. Kincaid, 80, of Eugene, died Sept. 28. A son, Mike Kincaid, and a daughter, Carol Kincaid, died previously. England's Eugene Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

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