The funeral will be held today, Nov. 21, for William G. "Bill" Hewitt of Eugene, who died Nov. 16 of age-related causes. He was 92.
Hewitt was born Dec. 7, 1912, in Denver to John and Flora Steinbach Hewitt. He married Margaret Tobey on Oct. 27, 1939, in Eugene.
He lived in Briggsdale, Colo., and graduated from Briggsdale High School. He moved to Denver, where he attended Parks Business School. He served in the Army Air Corps.
He had lived in Eugene for 69 years, and was the former owner and manager of Hewitt's Food Market at the corner of Oakway and Coburg roads.
He belonged to First Baptist Church in Eugene and formerly belonged to the Lane County Sheriff's Mounted Posse. Hewitt enjoyed church, spending time with his family, quarter horses and travel.
Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Patricia Macnab of Bend and Shirley Kuebler of Eugene; and two grandchildren and one great- grandchild.
Today's service will be at 1 p.m. at Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene. Burial will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church in Eugene.
A celebration of life will be held Dec. 4 for Arthur "Curly" Dunbar of Rainier, Wash., formerly of Eugene, who died Nov. 1 of a heart ailment. He was 85.
Dunbar was born June 12, 1920, in South Carolina. He lived in Eugene from 1949 to 2005. He graduated from Lane Community College's Adult Basic Education Program, and was a member of the Army National Guard from 1940 to 1942.
Dunbar was a dancer and an entertainer who had performed for U.S. troops. He also was a janitor at the University of Oregon.
He was a member of the Blues Coalition, Ramtha's School of Enlightenment and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
Survivors include a daughter, Christine Huston of Wilsonville; and one grandchild.
The Dec. 4 service will be held at 2 p.m. at Mac's at the Veterans Club in Eugene. American Burial and Cremation Services of Olympia is in charge of arrangements.
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|Publication:||The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)|
|Date:||Nov 21, 2005|
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