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Herbert Woods

SPRINGFIELD - Herbert W. "Herb" Woods died April 5 of age-related causes. He was 80.

Woods was born May 18, 1926, in Colebrook, Conn., to Eugene and Julia Johnson Woods. He married Roma Wallace on Jan. 26, 1946, in Klamath Falls.

Woods served in the Marine Corps during World War II and the Korean conflict. He founded Woods Floor Co., which became the largest commercial hardwood flooring company in Oregon. He retired in December 1994.

Survivors include his wife; three sons, Steve of Coburg, Stan of Mesa, Ariz., and Scott of Nampa, Idaho; five grandchildren and three great-grand- children.

A memorial gathering is planned for later. The private inurnment will be at West Lawn Memorial Park in Eugene. Arrangements by Murphy-Musgrove Funeral Home in Junction City. Remembrances to the First Congregational Church of Stanford, Conn.

Nadine Wheeler

MARCOLA - A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, at Willamette Christian Center in Eugene for Nadine Wheeler of Marcola, who died April 9 of age-related causes. She was 89.

She was born Dec. 17, 1917, in Brownsville. She married Walter "Jerry" Wheeler on Sept. 17, 1941, in Eugene.

She graduated from Eugene High School in 1938 and graduated from Eugene Bible College in 1939. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Janice Parker of Eugene; a son, Loren of Eugene; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Burial will be at Lane Memorial Gardens in Eugene. Arrangements by Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene.

Mark Lehmann

Mark Wade Lehmann of Grants Pass, formerly of Lane County, died March 20 at age 50. The family chose not to list the cause of death.

He was born Dec. 20, 1956, in Concord, Calif., to George and Helen Leh- mann.

Lehmann graduated from Willits High School in California in 1975. He worked as a drywall contractor.

Survivors include his domestic partner of 12 years, Karen Dershon; his parents, now of Cottage Grove; a brother, Tom of Mount Shasta, Calif.; and a sister, Clarice Wynkoop of Eugene. A son, Sean Lehmann, died previously.

A private family gathering is planned. Arrangements by Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel in Cottage Grove. Remembrances to the Bend Humane Society.

Quentin Woods

FLORENCE - Quentin Trew Woods of Florence died April 6 of age-related causes. He was 82.

He was born Aug. 16, 1924, in Long Beach, Calif., to Walter and Gladys Woods. He and his wife, Phyllis, were married Jan. 23, 1965.

Woods served in the Navy from 1943 to 1945. He held a master's degree from Stanford University in California.

He worked as an engineer, designing machinery for FMC in California and Boeing in Washington.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Linda Wiggins of Naperville, Calif., and Kathleen Lou of Scottsdale, Ariz.; two sons, Stephen of San Jose, Calif., and Michael of Sammamish, Wash.; four grandchildren and one great-grand- child.

No service is planned. Arrangements by Dunes Memorial Chapel in Reedsport.

Robert Alexander Sr.

COTTAGE GROVE - Robert Alexander Sr. died April 10 of age-related causes at age 84.

He was born July 15, 1922, in Van Nuys, Calif.

Alexander owned and operated a landscaping business in the greater Los Angeles area.

Survivors include two daughters, Cathy McPhearson of Pocatello, Idaho, and Jean Karp of Portland; a son, Robert Jr. of Cottage Grove; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. His life partner of more than 20 years, Jessie Pennington, died on June 10, 2005.

No service is planned. Arrangements by Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel in Cottage Grove. Remembrances to Cottage Grove Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Gladys Mericle

CRESWELL - Gladys Mericle of Creswell died April 7 at age 75. The family chose not to list the cause of death.

She was born Jan. 24, 1932, in Toledo, Wash., to Andrew and Maude Lambert Cooper. She married Frank Mericle on Dec. 22, 1952, in Lorane. He died previously.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include a daughter, Judy Hill of Creswell; five sisters, Shirley Christenson of Onalaska, Wash., Mabel Stolp and Mary Ladd, both of Cottage Grove, and Florence Gumbert and Nora Gardipee, both of Chehalis, Wash.; a brother, Ernie Cooper of Chehalis; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

A private service is planned. Arrangements by Alpha Cremation Services in Eugene.

Fred Mooney

SPRINGFIELD - A celebration of life will be from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19, at Willamalane Community Recreation Center, 250 S. 32nd St., Springfield, for Fred D. Mooney of Springfield, who died April 10 of heart failure. He was 82.

He was born June 3, 1924, in Elma, Wash., to Fred and Genevieve Gibson Mooney. He married Ruby Werts on Sept. 18, 1953, in Hoquiam, Wash.

Mooney graduated from Elma High School in 1942. He served in the Navy during World War II, from 1942 to 1948. He worked for 30 years for Southwest Forest Industries. After retirement, he worked for Knecht's Auto Parts for 10 years.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Marion of Winston; two daughters, Lindsay Ross of Walterville and Lori Schnell of Portland; two sisters, Delores Yeager of Salem and Margie Baker of Springfield; three brothers, Donald of Seattle, Richard of Granite Falls, Wash., and Marvin of Satsop, Wash.; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

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

Hazel Southard

SPRINGFIELD - The graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, April 13, at Major Family Funeral Home in Springfield for Hazel Juanita Southard of Springfield, who died April 9 of age-related causes. She was 90.

She was born Nov. 21, 1916, in Calvin, Okla., to William and Iva Plank Stovall. She married Robert "Jeff" Southard on June 30, 1937, in Hugo, Okla. He died in 1998.

Southard was a homemaker.

Survivors include a daughter, Sue Gregory of Eugene; a son, Jeff of Eugene; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A daughter, Carla Jo Southard, died in 1939.

Visitation was held April 12. Arrangements by Andreason's Cremation & Burial Service in Springfield. Burial will be at Mount Vernon Cemetery in Springfield. Remembrances to Oregon Supported Living Program or Pearl Buck.

Charlie Newberry

A celebration of life will be at noon April 21 at Community of Christ Chapel in Eugene for Charlie Q. "Chuck" Newberry of Eugene, who died April 10 of bladder cancer. He was 77.

He was born Aug. 11, 1929, in Sutherlin, Neb., to James and Grace Gordon Newberry. He married Nellie Gardner on May 16, 1950, in Pavillion, Wyo.

Newberry served in the Navy in the Pacific from 1947 to 1950. He worked as a glazier at Midgley's Glass in Eugene for more than 20 years and was owner and operator of Economy Glass in Eugene for 15 years.

Survivors include his wife; four sons, Allan and Ron, both of Eugene, Stephen of Tualatin and Drew of Portland; two daughters, Margaret Polly of Salem and Beth Newberry of Eugene; a brother, John; a sister, Ardis Winningham; and eight grandchildren.

Inurnment will be at Franklin Cemetery. Arrangements by Alpha Cremation Services in Eugene. Remembrances to Outreach International or Doctors Without Borders.

James Myers

The graveside funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at Deadwood Cemetery for James LuRoy Myers of Myrtle Creek, formerly of Lane County, who died April 9 of cancer. He was 81.

He was born June 18, 1925, in Del Ray, Calif., to James and Bertie Blakesley Myers.

He married Dawn Chappelle on Jan. 22, 1964, in Vancouver, Wash.

Myers served in the Navy during World War II. He worked as a truck driver until his retirement at age 74.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Patricia Myers-Goldman of Long Beach, Calif., and Tonya Myers White of Eugene; four sons, Gary of Elmira, Brett of Myrtle Creek, Todd of Beatty, Ore., and Troy of Riddle; three sisters, Bev, Nova and Violet, all of California; 21 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Three sons, Timothy Yarbrough, James Myers and John Myers, and two grandsons, Burton Pickle and Bryant Myers, died previously.

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

Joyce Kanoff

Joyce Kanoff of Eugene died April 8 of age-related causes. She was 77.

Kanoff was born Oct. 23, 1929, in Lingle, Wyo., to Earl and Fern Barkley Peterson. She married Bob Kanoff on Aug. 6, 1948, in Longview, Wash. He died previously.

She worked as an office manager and bookkeeper in the wood industry until her retirement.

Survivors include two children, Steve of Eugene and Terry Nehl of Eugene; and three grandchildren.

No service is planned. Arrangements by Poole-Larsen Funeral Home in Eugene.

Steve Minor

JUNCTION CITY - Steve Edwin Minor of Junction City died March 26 of unknown causes pending a medical report. He was 42.

He was born July 9, 1964, in Eugene to Edwin and Ruthe Walters Minor.

Minor worked as a taxi driver and on a fish processing ship out of Seattle.

Survivors include his mother, now of Junction City; two sisters, Vicki Goulet and Cheryl Antram, both of Eugene; and a brother, Jim of Corvallis.

No service is planned. Arrangements by Murphy-Musgrove Funeral Home in Junction City.

Paul Malm

SPRINGFIELD - A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. April 21 at the Willamette Christian Center in Eugene for Paul Marius Malm of Springfield who died April 3 of age-related causes. He was 84.

He was born Feb. 15, 1923, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, to James and Alice Marvel Malm. He married Naomi Ruth "Honey" Spillers on Dec. 30, 1950, in Kalamazoo, Mich.

Malm served in the Royal Canadian Navy during World War II. He received his doctorate from the University of Oregon. He was ordained as a minister with the Assemblies of God and had been a professor at Lane Community College, Evangel University in Springfield, Mo., and several other colleges.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Paul of Kirkland, Wash., and Timothy of Seattle.; a daughter, Candace Trout of Portland; a brother, Philip of Tucson, Ariz.; a sister, Ruth Biener of Minneapolis; and seven grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Major Family Funeral Home in Springfield. The private burial will be at Springfield Memorial Gardens. Remembrances to the Asia Pacific Theological Seminary, Canyonville Christian Academy, Peniel School of Ministry, Eugene Mission or Willamette Christian Center.

Mary Baker

Mary Ella Baker of Eugene died April 8 of age-related causes. She was 91.

Baker was born Feb. 7, 1916, in Wichita Falls, Texas, to Law- rence and Ethel Frazee Dowdell. She married James Baker on Oct. 21, 1961, in Las Vegas. He died Jan. 28, 1988.

She was an office worker for a soft drink manufacturer.

Survivors include four stepsons, Wayne, James, William and Paul; a stepdaughter, Janith Baker; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

No service is planned. Arrangements by West Lawn Memorial Park & Funeral Home in Eugene.

Robert Wigget

DEADWOOD - A memorial will be Saturday, April 14, in Deadwood for Robert Stevens Wigget of Deadwood, who died March 30 of a heart attack at age 47.

Wigget was born Nov. 25, 1959, in Springfield to Cleo and Rita Wigget.

He worked as a house builder and a mechanic.

Survivors include three sons, Jeff, Robert Jr. and Jon, all of Eugene; a daughter, Jenny Wigget of Eugene; four brothers, Randy, Eli and Mark, all of Eugene, and Cleo of Nebraska; two sisters, Ruby Tucker of La Pine and Charlene of Eugene; and five grandchildren. His wife of 10 years, Maggie Creach Wigget, died previously.

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

Delbert Perini

COTTAGE GROVE - Delbert Earle Perini of Cottage Grove died April 8 of cancer. He was 77.

Perini was born April 22, 1929, in Cottage Grove to Angele and Laura Larsen Perini. He married Yvonne Cooper on July 2, 1977, in Cottage Grove.

He served in the Army Air Corps from 1946-47. He worked in the sawmill industry from 1948 to 1974, and was plant manager for the South Lane School District from 1975 to 1991.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Donald of Roy, Wash.; a daughter, Dixie Vaders of Buckley, Wash.; two brothers, Frank of Eugene and Arden of Medford; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

No service is planned. Arrangements by Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel in Cottage Grove. Remembrances to the American Cancer Society.

Teddy Townsend

Teddy C. Townsend of Eugene died April 7 of cancer. He was 50.

He was born April 23, 1956, in Oregon City.

He worked for Wildish Co.

Survivors include two daughters, Kristen Finn and Courtney Townsend, both of Eugene; his parents, Lester Townsend and Betty Swatman; two brothers, Ken of Fall Creek and Rick of Springfield; a sister, Terry Ray of Junction City; and three grandchildren.

No service is planned. Arrangements by Alpha Cremation Services in Eugene.

Timothy Zuidema

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene for Timothy F. "Tim" Zuidema of Eugene, who died April 10 of cancer. He was 48.

He was born March 22, 1959, in Morrison, Ill., to Philip and Linda Zuidema.

Zuidema worked as a driver for UPS for 19 years.

Survivors include his wife, Pam; three daughters, Kristy Palmer of Veneta, Jessica Zuidema and Mandi Zuidema, both of Eugene; his parents, now of Eugene; and two sisters, Sara Mauch of North Branch, Minn., and Jennifer Gustafson of South Jordan, Utah.

Remembrances to the American Cancer Society.

Neal Tennison

SPRINGFIELD - Neal Darrell Tennison of Springfield died April 7 of age-related causes. He was 78.

He was born June 10, 1928, in Modesto, Calif., to Lloyd and Cora Hunt Tennison. He served in the Army from 1946 to 1952.

Survivors include his domestic partner of 19 years, Helen McCreary; two daughters; and three grandchildren.

No service is planned. Arrangements by Buell Funeral Chapel in Springfield. Remembrances to the Eugene Eagles Diabetic Fund.

Vincent Viltrakis

Vincent Viltrakis of Eugene died April 11 of unknown causes, pending test results. He was 42.

He was born July 28, 1964, in Waterbury, Conn., to George Viltrakis and Karen Duncan Hazen. He graduated from high school and worked as a cook.

Survivors include his life partner of eight years, Patti Winter; his mother, Karen Hazen; grandparents Anthony Viltrakis, and David and Alice Duncan; two sons, Blake and Brock, both of Gresham; a daughter, Brittany Viltrakis, of Gresham; a sister, Valerie Mejia of Gresham; and two grandchildren.

A service will be held later. Inurnment and visitation will be private. Arrangements by Andreason's Cremation & Burial Service in Springfield.

Buddy Putney

A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 14, at Bellfountain Community Church in Monroe for Buddy Steve "Bud" Putney of Prineville, formerly of Lane County, who died March 12 of heart failure. He was 65.

Putney was born June 11, 1941, in Drain to Charlie and Wilma Durham Putney. He and his wife, Janet, were married in September 1994 in Bellfountain.

He graduated from Monroe High School. He had worked as a logger, truck driver, boxer, bull and saddle bronc rider, businessman and inventor.

Survivors include his wife; five sons, Bobby Putney of Denio Junction, Nev., Doug Skiles of Eugene, Casey Putney of Nebraska, Greg Putney of Portland, and Tony Parker of Salem; two daughters, Jackie Weirup of Astoria, and Cheryl Putney of Portland; three brothers, Berl Putney of Bellfountain, Buster Putney of Prineville, and Bill Richards of Junction City; four sisters, Lorraine Waldon of Tennessee, Alberta Pennington of Merlin, Ore., Aleena Skinner and Darlene White, both of Bellfountain; and seven grandchildren. A grandson, Charlie Weirup, died previously.

A memorial service was held in Prineville. Arrangements by Whispering Pines Funeral Home in Prineville.

Alfred Taylor

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Monday, April 16, at the First Baptist Church in Eugene for Alfred D. Taylor of Eugene, who died April 11 of age-related causes. He was 80.

Taylor was born Jan. 16, 1927, in Beeville, Texas, to Daniel and Ola Gressett Taylor. He was a farmer and rancher and had worked for the Trunkline Gas Co. He also designed and built special planters and harvesters, and other labor-saving tools for his company.

He married Hazel Harris on Oct. 1, 1949, in Beeville.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Sharon Taylor and Linda Kocurek, both of Coburg; and one grandchild.

The inurnment will be at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland. Arrangements by Andreason's Cremation & Burial Service in Springfield. Remembrances to the First Baptist Church in Eugene for the Camp Harlow scholarship fund.

Clarifications

A memorial gathering will be from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the recreation center at Briarwood Mobile Home Park in Eugene for Mark Edward Siegrist of Springfield, who died March 29 of lung cancer. He was 53.

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

A memorial service will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at Elkton Christian Church for Eugenia "Gena" Fisher of Kellogg, who died April 8 of age-related causes. She was 91.

Arrangements by Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel in Cottage Grove. Remembrances to Elkton Rural Fire Department.
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