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Elden Allen

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 29, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1155 President St., Eugene, for Elden Riddle Allen of Rexburg, Idaho, formerly of Eugene, who died Jan. 22 of complications of Alzheimer's disease at age 88. Visitation will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the church. Burial will follow the service at Rest-Haven Memorial Park, Eugene.

He was born Nov. 7, 1918, in Escalante, Utah, to George and Matilda Riddle Allen. He married Juanita Austill in November 1948 in Oregon. She died previously. He married Dorothy Nay on May 5, 1989, in Portland.

Allen served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He owned a Chevron service station.

Survivors include his wife; seven children: David Allen of Springfield, Susie Peterson of Eugene, Barry Warr of Phoenix, Ariz., Steven Warr of Hockly, Texas, Nicholas Warr of Hendersonville, N.C., Dennis Warr of Rexburg and Joe Warr of Tygh Valley; a brother, Phil of Antimony, Utah; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Memorials to Hospice of Eastern Idaho, 1810 Moran St., Idaho Falls, ID 83401. Arrangements by Musgrove Family Mortuary, Eugene.

Sharon Long

DORENA - The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday at Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel, Cottage Grove, for Sharon Jean Long of Dorena, who died Jan. 26 of cancer. She was 70.

Long was born June 20, 1936, in Holley, Colo., to Leon and Ruby Miller Weddel. She married Clarence "Bud" Long Jr. in Cottage Grove on May 28, 1954.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband; four daughters: Shelia, Virginia, Pamela and Jennifer; two sons: Leon and Clarence III; five sisters: Alice Miller, Patricia Hefner, Joyce Starr, Nancy Giesel and Sandra Jensen; 10 grandchildren; and six great- grandchildren.

Burial will be at Fir Grove Cemetery. Memorial contributions to Row River Community Church or the American Cancer Society.

Margaret Lee

SPRINGFIELD - The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30, at Rest-Haven Memorial Park & Funeral Home in Eugene for Margaret L. Lee of Springfield, who died Jan. 25 of lung cancer. She was 80.

Lee was born June 18, 1926, in Eugene to Edmund and Clara Kingman. She married James Lee on May 15, 1949, in Eugene.

She worked at the University of Oregon ticket office.

Survivors include her husband; two sons: James of Lebanon and Dick of Molalla; a daughter, Pam Lee of Elk Grove, Calif.; a sister, Alice McCullough of Bend; four grandchildren; and three great- grandchildren.

Burial will be at Rest-Haven Memorial Park. Remembrances to Cascade Hospice, 2650 Suzanne Way, Suite 200, Eugene, OR 97408.

William Tate

A memorial graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30, at West Lawn Memorial Park, Eugene, for William Bruce "Bill" Tate of Eugene, who died Jan. 26 of cancer. He was 65.

Tate was born Aug. 22, 1941, in San Diego to Dean and Bernadine Harrington Tate. He married Merril Rankin on June 22, 1991, in Eugene.

Tate served in the U.S. Navy from 1959 to 1977, in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Vietnam and Grenada. He worked as an independent long haul truck driver for 25 years and for 10 years as a commercial fisherman out of Winchester Bay.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Kevin of Kelso, Wash.; two daughters: Kellie Credit of Jacksonville, Ill., and Ericka Conaway of Alexandria Bay, N.Y; a stepson, Tom Gillett of Eugene; two brothers: Mike of Waynesfield, Ohio, and Jim of Cridersville, Ohio; a sister, Dorothy Tate of Delphos, Ohio; and 10 grandchildren. A son, Kirk, died previously.

Remembrances to Grace Baptist Church, 4101 River Road, Eugene, OR 97404. Arrangements by West Lawn Memorial Park & Funeral Home, Eugene.

Lillian Steear

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at 550 N. Danebo, Eugene, with visitation beginning an hour earlier at the church, for Lillian Steear of Eugene, who died Jan. 26 of age-related causes. She was 96.

Steear was born Nov. 5, 1910, in Kingsville, Texas, to Jorgen and Anna Bobenick Nielsen. She married Kenneth Jensen in November 1946 in Portland. He died Sept. 23, 1987. She married Wilfred "Bil" Steear on Aug. 23,1991, in Eugene. He died March 23, 1993.

She worked in sales at Nordstrom's in Portland, and at Moss Ladies Clothing Store.

Survivors include many nieces and nephews.

Private burial will be at Lane Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions to Meals on Wheels. Arrangements by England's Funeral Home, Eugene.

Betty Dieckman

SPRINGFIELD - The memorial service will be at noon on Wednesday, Jan. 31, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 3500 W. 18th Ave., Eugene, for Betty Jean Dieckman of Springfield, who died Jan. 25 of age-related causes. She was 76.

Dieckman was born July 31, 1930, in Salt Lake City to Adolph and Ella Wyatt Dieckman. She was a farm worker, lawn maintenance worker and janitor.

Visitation will be from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday at Poole-Larsen Funeral Home. Private burial will be at Rest-Haven Memorial Park.

Janette Mowery

A memorial service will be held at noon Saturday, Feb. 3, at the United Lutheran Church, 2230 Washington St., Eugene, for Janette A. Mowery of Eugene, who died Jan. 17 of cancer and a stroke. She was 76.

Mowery was born March 24, 1930, in Scranton, Pa., to Elwood and Evelyn Olver Avery. She married Sherman Mowery on Aug. 27, 1949, in Jersey Shore, Pa. He died Feb. 21, 1981.

She was a homemaker, an art and physical education educator, and activity director at Creswell Care Home.

Survivors include four daughters: Christine Mowery of Portland, Marie "Lolly" Robertson and Rosalyn Chatham, both of Eugene, and Colette Weber of Santa Rosa, Calif.; a son, Eugene of Eugene; a sister, Marian Schaefer of Williamsport, Pa.; two brothers, James Avery of Horsehead, N.Y., and William Avery of Gettysburg, Pa.; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Remembrances to Lutheran World Relief Fund. Arrangements by Musgrove Family Mortuary, Eugene.

Rosa Weber

SPRINGFIELD - A private graveside service has been held for Rosa May Weber of Springfield, who died Dec. 27 of age-related causes. She was 96.

Weber was born April 15, 1910. in Alex, Okla., to Robert and Hester Shirley Brown. She married Homer Weber in 1960 in Reno. He died in 1986.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include two sons: Jay Riddle of Crescent City and Sam Weber of Springfield; four brothers: Orville Brown and Robert Brown, both of California, and Lloyd Brown and Herbert Brown, both of Washington; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Two daughters, Rosa Hansen and Shirley Peake, and two grandsons, Donald Williams and Christopher Riddle, died previously.

Arrangements by Rest-Haven Memorial Park & Funeral Home in Eugene.

William Collins

A private graveside service will be held at the Lebanon I.O.O. F. Cemetery for William E. "Bill" Collins of Lebanon, formerly of Eugene, who died Jan. 24 of cancer. He was 79.

Collins was born Dec. 20, 1927, in Coquille to William and Deltie Collins. He married Ava Howard on Sept. 4, 1948, in Coquille.

He served in the U.S. Army. He worked for Cascade Plywood, later called Champion Lumber, from 1948 to 1961. He served as business agent for the Lumber and Sawmill Workers Union in Lebanon from 1961 to 1967, and as president of the District Council of Lumber and Sawmill Workers Union from 1961 to 1967. He also was president of the District Council of Lumber Sawmill Unions from 1967 to 1979. He worked as labor relations manager for Georgia-Pacific from 1979 to 1993.

Survivors include his wife; two sons: Kenneth Collins of Keizer and Michael Collins of Eugene; two daughters, Barbara Collins of Eugene and Carol Collins of Salem; two sisters: Edith Fults of Coquille and June Matteson of North Bend; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Huston-Jost Funeral Home in Lebanon. Memorials to Samaritan Evergreen Hospice in care of Huston-Jost Funeral Home, 86 W. Grant St., Lebanon, OR 97355.

George Elliott

George Willis Elliott of Eugene died Jan. 26 of age-related causes. He was 88. No service is planned.

Elliott was born July 25, 1918, in Eugene to Herbert and Mary Smith Elliott. He married Donna Smith on Sept. 18, 1947. She died Jan. 31, 2006.

He served in the U.S. Army in World War II in the Pacific Theater.

He worked for Gheen Irrigation Works.

Survivors include a son, Robert of Eugene; two brothers: Keith and Mort, both of Eugene; a sister, Bernice Elliott of Eugene; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Alpha Cremation Services, Eugene.

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