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Mary Leon

DORENA - A celebration of life service will be held Jan. 3 for Mary Arrietta Leon of Dorena, who died Dec. 24 of age-related causes. She was 83.

She was born Aug. 5, 1922, in Westport, N.Y. She married Lorenzo Leon on Dec. 25, 1976, in Las Vegas Las Vegas (läs vā`gəs), city (1990 pop. 258,295), seat of Clark co., S Nev.; inc. 1911. It is the largest city in Nevada and the center of one of the fastest-growing urban areas in the United States. . He died Nov. 24, 2000.

She worked as a nurse during World War II. She owned and operated the Casa Tol Tec Mexican Restaurant in Eugene as well as other restaurants in California and Medford.

Survivors include a daughter, Jeann; a son, Joseph Alvarado of Eugene; four grandchildren; and five great-grand- children.

Tuesday's service will be held at 2 p.m. at the Community of Christ Community of Christ, formerly the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, religious group that regards itself as the successor of the church founded by Joseph Smith.  Church in Eugene. Alpha Cremation cremation, disposal of a corpse by fire. It is an ancient and widespread practice, second only to burial. It has been found among the chiefdoms of the Pacific Northwest, among Northern Athapascan bands in Alaska, and among Canadian cultural groups.  Services in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Lyla Tomseth

A memorial service is planned for Lyla Irene Currant currant, northern shrub of the family Saxifragaceae (saxifrage family), of the same genus (Ribes) as the gooseberry bush. The tart berries of the currant may be black, white, or red; the white gooseberry becomes purple when mature.  Tomseth of La Pine, formerly of Springfield, who died Dec. 15 of age-related causes. She was 84.

She was born May 2, 1921, in Ipswich, S.D., to Lloyd and Justa Garrett Currant. She married Hersey Tomseth on Feb. 3, 1940, in Vancouver, Wash. He died previously.

She moved to Walterville at age 11 and graduated from Springfield High School Springfield High School may refer to:
  • Springfield High School (Colorado) — Springfield, Colorado
  • Springfield High School (Illinois) — Springfield, Illinois
  • Springfield High School (Louisiana) — Springfield, Louisiana
 in 1938 and spent most of her adult life in the Springfield area.

She worked for many years at U.S. National Bank in Springfield before becoming the office manager for Springfield Dental Arts in 1962. She retired in 1980 and lived with her daughter and family in several states before they moved to La Pine. She was a former member of the Rebekah Lodge in Verb 1. lodge in - live (in a certain place); "She resides in Princeton"; "he occupies two rooms on the top floor"
occupy, reside

move in - occupy a place; "The crowds are moving in"

stay at - reside temporarily; "I'm staying at the Hilton"

Tomseth enjoyed reading, travel and spending time "Spending Time" is the first single released by Christian artist Stellar Kart.

The lyrics describe the band members desire to spend "more time with God". "Sometimes it’s a real struggle to spend time with God.
 with her family and friends.

Survivors include two sons, Victor of Vienna, Va., and Hersey of Fairbanks; a daughter, Daphne Prenevost of La Pine; three sisters, Neva Millican of Walterville, Cora Hart of Walla Walla Walla Walla (wŏl`ə wŏl`ə), city (1990 pop. 26,478), seat of Walla Walla co., SE Wash., at the junction of the Walla Walla River and Mill Creek, near the Oregon line; inc. 1862. , Wash., and Ada Moore of Bremerton, Wash.; five grandchildren; and one great-grand- child.

A memorial service is planned for spring 2006. Baird Memorial Chapel in La Pine is in charge of arrangements.

John McClory Jr.

John S. McClory Jr. of Eugene died Dec. 15 of heart failure. He was 83.

McClory was born Aug. 10, 1922, in Mason City, Iowa Mason City is a city in Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, United States. The population was 29,172 at the 2000 census (2005 estimate 27,909) and has stayed close to 30,000 since 1995. It is the county seat of Cerro Gordo County. , to John and Ruth Edson McClory.

He graduated from high school in Des Moines, Iowa “Des Moines” redirects here. For other uses, see Des Moines (disambiguation).
Des Moines (pronounced /dɪˈmɔɪn/ in English,
, and lived in Des Moines Des Moines, city, United States
Des Moines (dĭ moin`), city (1990 pop. 193,187), state capital and seat of Polk co., S central Iowa, at the junction of the Des Moines and Raccoon rivers; inc.
 until 1941. He lived in Eugene since 1941 and worked as a machinist and locomotive inspector for Southern Pacific Railroad "Southern Pacific" redirects here. For the country-rock band, see Southern Pacific (band)
The Southern Pacific Railroad (AAR reporting marks SP) was an American railroad.
 for 40 years.

He enjoyed reading and classical music, and belonged to the Masonic Lodge, McKenzie River For rivers name "Mackenzie", see .
The McKenzie River is a tributary of the Willamette River, 86 miles (138 km) long, in northwestern Oregon in the United States. It drains part of the Cascade Range east of Eugene into the southernmost end of the Willamette Valley.
 Lodge 195.

He is survived by a brother, James McClory of Springfield.

No service is planned. Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Linda Graling

A memorial service will be held Dec. 30 for Linda D. Graling of Eugene, who died Dec. 25 of heart failure. She was 60.

Graling was born June 11, 1945, in Portland, to William and Harriett Mosier Applebee. She married Donald Graling on April 2, 1977, in Eugene.

She spent most of her childhood in the San Bernardino San Bernardino, city, United States
San Bernardino (săn bûr'nədē`nō), city (1990 pop. 164,164), seat of San Bernardino co., S Calif., at the foot of the San Bernardino Mts.; inc. 1854.
, Calif., area. She later lived in Klamath Falls Klamath Falls, city (1990 pop. 17,737), seat of Klamath co., SW Oreg., at the southern tip of Upper Klamath Lake; inc. 1905. It is the processing and distribution center of a lumber, livestock, and farm area.  until moving to Eugene in 1969. She worked as an office manager in a dental office.

Graling enjoyed breeding and showing Shar-Pei dogs and belonged to the Harmony Bay Chinese Shar-Pei Chinese Shar-Pei
See Shar-Pei.
 Club. She also belonged to the Order of the Eastern Star The Order of the Eastern Star is the largest fraternal organization in the world that both men and women can join. It was established in 1850 by Rob Morris, a lawyer and educator from Boston, Massachusetts who had been an official with the Freemasons.  and Job's Daughters Bethel 77 and had served as Bethel Guardian.

Survivors include her husband; a son, Bill of Des Moines, Wash.; a daughter, Wendy Wahl of Wilsonville; a sister, Judy, of California; and seven grand- children.

Friday's service will be held at 2 p.m. at Bethesda Lutheran Church in Eugene. Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Mitchell Stockton

GOSHEN Goshen, city, United States
Goshen, city (1990 pop. 23,797), seat of Elkhart co., N Ind., on the Elkhart River; inc. 1868. Goshen is in a farm and dairy region; poultry is also raised and processed.
 - A memorial service will be held Dec. 31 for Mitchell Allen Stockton of Goshen, who died Dec. 21 of heart failure. He was 32.

Stockton was born Feb. 1, 1973, in Eugene, to Mitch and Mary Aguinaga Stockton. He married Leslie Korff on Jan. 1, 2000, in Springfield.

A 1991 graduate of Springfield High School, Stockton worked as a certified nurse's assistant and an endoscopy endoscopy

Examination of the body's interior through an instrument inserted into a natural opening or an incision, usually as an outpatient procedure. Endoscopes include the upper gastrointestinal endoscope (for the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum), the colonoscope (for the
 technician. He was a lifelong resident of the Lane County area and formerly a volunteer firefighter for the Goshen Fire Department.

He enjoyed playing with his children, motorcycle riding and fishing.

Survivors include his wife; two children, Mariah Stockton and Courtney Stockton, both of Goshen; his parents, Mary and Dennis Snow, and Mitch and Sara Stockton, all of Salem, and Dennis Hong of Goshen; a grandmother, Diane Evarts; two brothers, Doug Stockton of Eugene and Will Snow of Salem; and a sister, Angela Hart of Eugene.

Saturday's service and inurnment will be held at 1:30 p.m. at Good Samaritan Rehabilitation Center in Eugene, followed by a reception in the same location. Buell Funeral Chapel in Springfield is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Good Samaritan Rehabilitation Center.

Pauline Easley

Pauline P. Easley of Eugene died Dec. 25 of age-related causes. She was 99.

She was born July 23, 1906, in French Lick, Ind., to Louis and Blanche Charnes Perrin. She married Donald Easley in 1933 in French Lick. He died in 1975.

She attended pubic school in South Bend, Ind., and attended Oxford College for Women and Miami University at Ohio. She moved to the Eugene area in 1981.

She was a homemaker. She enjoyed current events and placing them in historical context.

Survivors include a son, Dick, of Eugene; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A son, James Easley, died in 1985.

No service is planned. Inurnment will be at Highland Park Cemetery in South Bend. Poole-Larsen Funeral Home in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Philip Pugnier

COTTAGE GROVE - The graveside grave·side  
The area beside a grave.
 service will be held Dec. 29 for Philip Jean Pugnier of Cottage Grove, who died Dec. 21 of age-related causes. He was 87.

Pugnier was born April 26, 1918, in Cadet, Wis., to Jules and Wealthy Williams Pugnier. He married Donna Miller in 1949 in Santa Barbara, Calif. She died Feb. 4, 1999.

He grew up in Cornell, Wis., where he attended Cornell High School. He served in the Army during World War II in the South Pacific.

Pugnier owned and operated a dairy farm and later worked as a surveyor for the California Highway Department. He lived in Santa Barbara, Salinas Salinas, city, United States
Salinas (səlē`nəs), city (1990 pop. 108,777), seat of Monterey co., W Calif.; inc. 1874. It is the shipping and processing center of a fertile valley famous for its grain and lettuce.
 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, before moving to Oregon in 1989.

He traveled widely in the United States and Canada. He enjoyed spending time with his family and his dogs.

Survivors include four sons, Larry of Tennessee, Roy of San Diego, Allen of Sacramento and Gene of San Bruno, Calif.; and three grandchildren.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel in Cottage Grove. Thursday's service will be at 11 a.m. at Fir Grove Cemetery, Cottage Grove.

Clarence Brauer

A memorial service will be held Dec. 30 for the Rev. Clarence A. Brauer of Eugene, who died Dec. 24 of age-related causes. He was 86.

He was born Oct. 14, 1919, in Sydney, Neb., to Carl and Hanna Brandt Brauer. He married Dorothea Diers on June 22, 1951, in Titonka, Iowa.

A resident of Eugene since 1993, Brauer served in the Army Air Corps during World War II as a radioman ra·di·o·man  
A radio technician or operator.
 on a C47 with the Flying Tigers.

He held a bachelor's degree from Wartburg College in 1948 and then entered the Wartburg Theological Seminary Wartburg Theological Seminary is a Lutheran (ELCA) seminary located in Dubuque, Iowa. Mission Statement
Wartburg Theological Seminary serves the mission of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America by being a worship-centered community of critical theological reflection
 where he graduated in 1951. He was ordained or·dain  
tr.v. or·dained, or·dain·ing, or·dains
a. To invest with ministerial or priestly authority; confer holy orders on.

b. To authorize as a rabbi.

 into the ministry in 1951 as a Lutheran pastor. He led parishes in Grand Junction, Colo., Corwith, Iowa, Pomeroy, Iowa, West Salem, Wis., and Waupun, Wis. He served as visitation pastor at Good Samaritan Care Center in Eugene.

He was a past member of the Rotary Club of West Salem, Wis., and was a member of the United Lutheran Church in Eugene.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Marla Schultz of Harbard, Ill.; three sons, Mark of Eugene, Steven of Coronado, Calif., and Timothy of Saratoga, Calif.; two brothers, Kenneth of Estis, Neb., and Harold of Westminster, Colo.; and eight grandchildren.

Friday's service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the United Lutheran Church in Eugene, preceded by burial at Lane Memorial Gardens in Eugene. England's Eugene Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to United Lutheran Church or Lutheran World Relief Lutheran World Relief (LWR) is an international nonprofit organization and a ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. It is headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland.  Fund.

Irene Burgess

A memorial service will be held Jan. 7 for Irene E. Burgess of Eugene, who died Nov. 23 of age-related causes. She was 91.

Burgess was born Oct. 2, 1914, in Flexible, Mont., to Henry and Elsie Grosse Gordon. She married Russell Burgess on April 9, 1930. He died Feb. 20, 1990.

She lived in Eugene for 50 years and previously lived in Depot Bay, Roseburg and Phoenix, Ariz. She retired after working in the accounting department at Sacred Heart Medical Center Sacred Heart Medical Center may refer to:

In the United States:
  • Sacred Heart Medical Center — Eugene, Oregon
  • Sacred Heart Medical Center — Spokane, Washington
See also
  • Sacred Heart Hospital (disambiguation)
 in Eugene. She enjoyed spending time with her family and deep-sea fishing.

Survivors include six children, Bob of Portland, Glenn of Sun City West, Ariz., Carole Decker of Los Altos, Calif., Marlin of Springfield, Gera of Phoenix, Ariz., and Terry of Phoenix, Ore.; a sister, Marjorie Mortared of Eugene; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grand- children.

The Jan. 7 service will be at 1 p.m. at Lane Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home in Eugene. The Neptune Society in Tempe, Ariz., is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Inspiris, 2025 N. Third St., No. 205, Phoenix, AZ 85004.

Harald Aldal

SPRINGFIELD - The graveside funeral will be held Dec. 30 for Harald Aldal of Springfield, who died Dec. 24 of age-related causes. He was 91.

He was born Nov. 11, 1914, in Puposky, Minn., to Ole and Sophie Annonson Aldal. He and his first wife, Ilene, were married Oct. 12, 1942, in Puposky. She died Dec. 12, 1963. He married Grace Johnson on Oct. 23, 1965, in Minneapolis. She died Nov. 21, 1996.

Aldal served in the Navy as a cabinetmaker and spend time in Germany Germany uses Central European Time (Mitteleuropäische Zeit, MEZ; UTC+1) and Central European Summer Time (Mitteleuropäische Sommerzeit, MESZ; UTC+2).  and Norway.

He worked as a brick and stone mason and specialized in fireplaces. He enjoyed the outdoors, travel, horses and all animals, He also enjoyed building.

Survivors include six children, Donnamarie Langan of Eugene; Harold of Blue River, Milton of Penrose, Colo., Peggy Brown of Little Rock, Ark., Roberta Fults of Hillsboro and James of Winter Haven, Fla.; 13 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from noon to 5 p.m. Thursday at Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene. Friday's service will be held at 10 a.m. at Willamette National Cemetery Willamette National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery in Clackamas County, Oregon, about 10 miles southeast of the city of Portland, Oregon. It encompasses 269.4 acres, and as of the end of 2005, had 126,561 interments.  in Portland.

Ruthie Cerda

Ruthie Dean Cerda of Eugene died Dec. 22 of congestive heart failure congestive heart failure, inability of the heart to expel sufficient blood to keep pace with the metabolic demands of the body. In the healthy individual the heart can tolerate large increases of workload for a considerable length of time. . She was 70.

She was born Aug. 20, 1935, in Tahlequah, Okla., to William and Dorothy Sansing Tate.

She enjoyed playing bingo.

Survivors include six daughters, Cheryl Quiroz of Eugene, Jennifer Barriga of Springfield, Cecelia Bonilla of Perry, Iowa, Pamela Valtierra and Delia Aguliar, both of Salinas, Calif., and Angelina Avila of Little Rock, Ark.; a son, Frank of Springfield; four brothers, Robert Tate of Salinas, William Tate Jr. of Chowchilla, Calif., Kenneth Tate of Springfield and Jody Tate of Prescott, Ariz.; four sisters, Janie Ledbetter of Springfield, Kathryn Hanna of Mountain View, Ark., Ann Vanover of Los Banos, Calif., and Kay Tate of Morrilton, Ark.; 30 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Her husband, Francisco Cerda, and grandsons Victor Gomez, Frank Aguilar and Jesse Aguilar, all died previously.

No service is planned. Andreason's Cremation & Burial Service in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Betty Davis

Betty J. Davis of Eugene died Dec. 24 of cancer. She was 82.

Davis was born July 16, 1923, in Omaha, Neb., to Basil and Helen Snow Taylor. She married Carl Davis on Sept. 25, 1942, in Denver. He died Nov. 15, 2001.

She attended Denver public schools Denver Public Schools is the public school system in Denver, Colorado, United States.

The first school was a log cabin on the corner of 12th street between Market and Larimer streets that opened in 1859.
. She lived in Eugene since 2003 and previously lived in Santa Clara, Calif. She worked as a secretary but was primarily a homemaker.

She enjoyed gardening, playing bridge with friends and spending time with her family. She had been active in her children's school activities, belonged to the League of Women Voters League of Women Voters, voluntary public service organization of U.S. citizens. Organized in 1920 in Chicago as an outgrowth of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, it had as its original nucleus the leaders of the latter organization.  and volunteered with the American Red Cross American Red Cross: see Red Cross. .

Survivors include two daughters, Carla McShane of Eugene and Kathryn Flores Flores, town, Guatemala
Flores (flōrəs), town (1990 est. pop. 2,200), capital of Petén department, N Guatemala. Flores was built on an island in the southern part of Lake Petén Itzá and on the site of the
 of Phoenix, Ariz.; a son, Richard of Petaluma, Calif.; a sister, Jacquelyn Southard of Evergreen, Colo.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held in Santa Clara, Calif. Poole-Larsen Funeral Home in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Betty Williams

Mildred E. "Betty" Williams of Eugene died Dec. 24 of age-related causes. She was 90.

She was born Jan. 24, 1915, in Tarkio, Md., to James and Roxanne Clark Kime. She married Wesley Williams in June 1935 in Altadena, Calif. He died in 1993.

She was a homemaker and worked as a secretary. She had spiritual interests, was a musician and played piano and organ. She and her husband supported many church programs and substituted in Puerto Rico for missionaries home on leave.

Survivors include three sons, John of Eugene, James of Yakima, Wash., and Harold of Westport, Wash.; 12 grandchildren; and 21 great-grand- children.

No public service is planned. Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Brethren International Missions or the Ocean Shores Baptist Church's building fund in Ocean Shores, Wash.


OAKRIDGE - Peter James Olin of Oakridge died Dec. 9 of cancer. He was 61.

Survivors include his parents, of Keno; a son, Peter "Erik" Olin of Eugene; a brother, Tim of Keno; a sister, Mary; and one grandchild, Kyle Olin.

No service is planned. Andreason's Cremation & Burial Service in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

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