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Alfred Sluder

The graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 18, at West Lawn Memorial Park & Funeral Home in Eugene for Alfred I. "Al" Sluder of Eugene, who died July 13 of age-related causes at age 91. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Sluder was born Dec. 27, 1914, in Sullivan, Ind., to Bevie and Dollie Bringham Sluder. He married Hazel Nelson on Aug. 17, 1940, in Vancouver, Wash. She died Dec. 14, 2002.

He worked as a logger for the first half of his working life and later as a master carpenter.

Survivors include two daughters, Janet Nichols of Springfield and Gail Christensen of Montesano, Wash.; a sister, Katherine "Dolly" Vorseth of Portland; seven grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. A son, Alfred, died July 26, 2003. A great-grandson, Adam, also died previously.

Burial will be at West Lawn Memorial Park.

Roma Smith

The graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 18, at West Lawn Memorial Park & Funeral Home in Eugene, with a reception to follow at 1440 Golden Ave. in Eugene, for Roma Mae Smith of Eugene. She died July 13 of organ failure at age 88.

Smith was born May 22, 1918, in Ames, Iowa, to Clarence and Mabel Frederickson Anders. She married Emery Smith in 1946. He died in 1960.

She was a homemaker, worked as a "Rosie the Riveter" during World War II and also as a nurse.

Survivors include a son, Michael, of Tracy, Calif.; a daughter, Linda Collins, of Eugene; one grandchild and two great-grandchildren. A daughter, Cecelia Wooden, died previously.

Arrangements by West Lawn Memorial Park & Funeral Home. Memorial contributions to the Eugene Mission.

Marvin Jaegers

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 18, at Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene for Marvin Louis Jaegers of Eugene, who died July 14 of age-related causes. He was 90.

Jaegers was born April 3, 1916, in New Albany, Ind., to Herbert and Katherine Reister Jaegers. He married Mary Olson on Nov. 20, 1945, in Seattle. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1942 to 1945 in the Aleutian Islands.

Jaegers taught U.S. history at North Eugene High School from 1957 to 1968 and was a professor of American history at Lane Community College from 1968 to 2003.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Michael, of Henderson, Nev.; a daughter, Mary Kasterlitz, of Bethesda, Md.; and one grandchild.

Burial will be at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland. Memorial contributions to the Marvin L. Jaegers Scholarship Fund at Lane Community College.

George Palanuk

The funeral Mass will be at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, July 19 at St. Mary Catholic Church for George Stephen Palanuk of Eugene, who died July 10 of age-related causes at age 90. Viewing will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church, followed at 11:30 a.m. by recitation of the rosary. Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Eugene.

Palanuk was born April 26, 1916, in Belfield, N.D., to Stephen and Katarina Klym Palanuk. He married Claretta Exner in 1942. She died March 3, 2002.

He served in the Army Air Corps in World War II from 1942 to 1946 in the central Pacific. He worked in the lumber and plywood industry for more than 30 years. He also worked in construction of dams, bridges and roads until retiring in 1978.

Survivors include five sons: Bruce, Dan and Chris, all of Eugene, Gerald of Pleasant Hill and Denny of Keizer; two daughters: Georgene Brooke of Eugene and Doloris Peterson of Myrtle Point; a sister, Betty Yankee of the Dalles; 15 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. An infant child died previously.

Arrangements by Andreason's Cremation & Burial Service in Springfield. Memorial contributions to the Carmelite Nuns, 87609 Green Hill Road, Eugene, OR 97402.

Sue Bird

ROSEBURG - A memorial celebration of life will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 22, at Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene for Sue Bird of Roseburg, who died July 1 at age 69. The family chose not to list the cause of death.

Bird was born Sept. 18, 1936, in Mansfield, La., to Reddich and Mildred Seaholm Sibley. She worked for 20 years as a high school counselor, including 13 years at Douglas High School in Winston.

Survivors include two sons, John Flora of Elmira and Joe; a daughter, Jana; two brothers, Art Seaholm of Alaska and Oran Seaholm of California; and one grandchild.

Memorial contributions to the Christian Children's Fund.

Thomas Chisman

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 22, at Allison Park Christian Church in Eugene for Thomas David "Tom" Chisman of Eugene, who died July 8 of heart failure at age 87.

Chisman was born July 3, 1919, in Loveland, Ohio, to Henry and Sylvia Poe Chisman. He married Virginia Lauener on Feb. 3, 1984, in Sisters.

Chisman served in the Army, retiring after 20 years. He also worked as a construction foreman.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Michael of Russellville, Ark.; a brother, Frank of Loveland; two sisters, Henrietta Roosa and Myrtis Hobelman, both of Loveland; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. A son, Larry, died previously.

Burial will be at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland. Arrangements by Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene. Memorial contributions to the Allison Park Christian Church Memorial Fund.

Helen Chudy

SPRINGFIELD - A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 22, at St. Alice Catholic Church in Springfield for Helen T. Chudy of Springfield, who died July 11 of age-related causes at age 88. A celebration of life will follow the service at 3151 W St. in Springfield.

Chudy was born Oct. 20, 1917, in Glenwood, Ill., to Felix and Balbina Grzybowski. She married Edward Chudy on Sept. 17, 1942, in Chicago. He died June 15, 1998.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include three sons: Ted of Eugene, Jim of Cottage Grove and Michael of Springfield; and two grandchildren.

Arrangements by Poole-Larsen Funeral Home in Eugene.

Arthur "Gordon" Wyatt

SPRINGFIELD - A memorial celebration of life will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 14, at Norkenzie Christian Church in Eugene for Arthur "Gordon" Wyatt of Springfield, who died July 2 of a heart attack. He was 81.

Wyatt was born Feb. 28, 1925, in Amity to Dwight and Frieda Standifur Wyatt. He married Betty Lou Acoff on Oct. 14, 1945, in Salem. She died Jan. 8, 2002.

Wyatt served in the Navy during World War II in the South Pacific. He worked as a traffic civil engineer for Eugene, Corvallis, the state of Oregon and the Federal Transportation Safety Committee.

Survivors include his life partner, Lea Anderson; a daughter, Victoria McMillen of Eugene; a son, Michael "Trapper" of San Diego; a sister, Nadine Carter of Richmond, Va.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. An infant son, Stephen, died previously.

Arrangements by Alpha Cremation Service in Eugene. Memorial contributions to Eugene Public Library or Eugene Early Risers Kiwanis Club.

Gerry Chesley

The memorial service has been held in Fort Bragg, Calif., for Gerry J. Bichler Chesley of Mendocino, Calif., formerly of Eugene, who died July 4 at age 50. The family chose not to list the cause of death.

He was born Aug. 28, 1955, in Havre, Mont., to Elmer and Janet Chesley Bichler. He was previously married to and divorced from Joan Wirth and Nancy Bright.

Chesley worked at Rosboro Lumber in Springfield for 25 years, then worked in carpentry in the Mendocino and Fort Bragg, Calif., area.

Survivors include his mother, Janet Bichler Brunet of Eugene; his life partner of six years, Vicki Alloy; a son, Kristian Bichler of Bend; a daughter, Marlene Fargher of Redmond; three sisters: Hope Lee of Monroe, Donna Bichler of Eugene and June Barton of Douglas City, Calif.; and three grandchildren. An infant son died previously.

Arrangements by Chapel By the Sea in Fort Bragg.

Eileen Neeley

CRESWELL - Private family services have been held for Eileen Pembrook Neeley of Creswell who died July 10 of Parkinson's disease. She was 84.

Neeley was born Feb. 4, 1922, in Monroe, Neb., to Eilert and Ella Baumgart Miller. She married James Pembrook in 1944. He died on March 7, 1974. She married Thomas Neeley in 1977 in Creswell.

She worked at Omaha Steel Works and Northrup Aircraft in California. She helped run Pem's Pride Goat Dairy and managed and owned properties in Eugene, Creswell and Cottage Grove. She was office manager for Jack & Cee Motors in Eugene and was a licensed real estate agent.

Survivors include her husband; two daughters: Lois Streimer of West Linn and Kathleen "Kay" Harris of Florence; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

The graveside service was at Fir Grove Cemetery in Cottage Grove. Arrangements by England's Creswell Memorial Chapel. Memorial contributions to Shriners Children's Hospital in Portland.

Margaret Gieber

Margaret L. Gieber of Eugene died July 13 of pneumonia at age 73. No service is planned.

She was born Sept. 3, 1932, in Tulsa, Okla. She worked as a housekeeper and custodian at the University of Oregon.

Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Stormer of Eugene and Phyllis Christensen of Springfield; a sister, Lorene Bryant of Oklahoma; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Andreason's Cremation & Burial Service in Springfield.

William Cole

DEXTER - A private service will be held later for William B. "Bill" Cole of Dexter, who died July 12 of leukemia at age 76.

Cole was born Jan. 14, 1930, in Twin Falls, Idaho, to Boyd and Alma Hills Cole. He married S. Angela Finstad on Oct. 31, 1975, in Las Vegas.

He worked for Houck Road Construction and was superintendent of equipment for Clyde Equipment of Oregon.

Survivors include his wife; four daughters: Sue Doyle of Washougal, Wash., Shelley Glaze of Aurora, Colo., Kelley Brientenfeldt of Castle Rock, Colo., and Margo Jonson of Vancouver, Wash.; two sons: Robert of Kunkletown, Pa., and Jeffery of Vancouver, Wash.; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A daughter, Cheryl Anderson, died Oct. 9, 1991.

Arrangements by Andreason's Cremation & Burial Service in Springfield. Memorial contributions to Lakeside Clinic in Dexter.

Robert Hendrix

VENETA - A private family service will be held for Robert L. Hendrix of Veneta, who died July 9 of age-related causes. He was 76.

Hendrix was born Jan. 19, 1930, in Dalhart, Texas, to Olan and Viola Jones Hendrix. He served in the U.S. Air Force and worked as a heavy equipment operator for San Bernardino County, California.

Survivors include a son, Michael Ostrenger of Arlington, Texas; a daughter, Dana Forrester of Arlington; three grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren.

The graveside service will be at the Silverton Cemetery. Arrangements by Lane Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home in Eugene. Memorial contributions to the Leukemia Foundation.

Elsie McCarthy

SPRINGFIELD - Elsie J. McCarthy of Springfield died July 13 of age-related causes at age 95. No service is planned.

McCarthy was born Feb. 15, 1911, in Yakima, Wash., to Richard and Della Rowland McCaslin. She married Daniel McCarthy on Dec. 31, 1932, in Yakima. He died Nov. 21, 1966.

She worked as a secretary for MC & O Logging Co., which she owned and operated with her husband.

Survivors include a daughter, Carol, of Eugene, and a son, Michael, of Springfield. A son, Daniel, died Jan. 4, 2004.

Private inurnment will be at Springfield Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Springfield Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home.

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