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"Vi" Compart

Pearl Violet Evelyn "Vi" Compart of Eugene, formerly of Springfield, died April 22 of age-related causes at age 86. A private family service is planned.

Compart was born June 13, 1920, in Bowman, N.D., to Mike and Mabel Carlson. She married William "Bill" Compart on Dec. 18, 1943, at Camp Adair.

She attended Burns School of Business and a vocational school. She worked for an Army draft board and as a secretary for an attorney, then was a homemaker.

Survivors include two daughters, Karen Cronberg of Central Point and Kathy Richey of Eugene; a sister, Lorraine Herman; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Her husband died May 25, 1998.

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

Marguerite Cox

SPRINGFIELD - Marguerite Vera "Margo" Moffitt Cox of Springfield died April 20 of age-related causes at age 82. No service is planned.

Cox was born Sept. 30, 1924, in Swift Current, Saskat- chewan, to Clarence and Dorothy Cropper Moffitt. She married Charles Cox Sr. on March 3, 1950.

She worked as a bookkeeper.

Survivors include a daughter, Dorothea Cox Powers of Elmira; two sons, Charles Jr. of Little Fall Creek and David of St. Helens; eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Her husband died in October 1966.

Arrangements by Buell Funeral Chapel in Springfield.

David Edwards

JUNCTION CITY - David Edward Edwards of Junction City died April 22 of cancer at age 59.

Edwards was born Sept. 2, 1947, in Providence, R.I., to Harry and Marion Appleton Edwards. He married Katherine Wells on Dec. 5, 1998, in Las Vegas, Nev.

He served in the Navy, including three tours of duty in Vietnam. He worked as a truck driver for Egge Sand & Gravel.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Christy Edwards of Las Vegas, and Suzette Hoffman of Bluemont, Va.; three sons, George Stack of Las Vegas, Cody Bottorff of Portland and Craig Bottorff of Springfield; and three grandchildren.

A private celebration of life is planned. Arrangements by Murphy-Musgrove Funeral Home in Junction City.

Joanne Garrett

Joanne Garrett of Eugene died April 20 of kidney failure at age 73. A memorial service was held April 24 at the Salvation Army Church in Springfield.

Garrett was born March 12, 1934, in Moultrie, Ga., to Joel and Eunice Adams Corley. She married Clifford Garrett on Feb. 3, 1952, in Reedsport.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband; three sons, Gary of Junction City and Randy and Michael, both of Springfield; three daughters, Debbie Garrett and Katherine Garrett, both of Eugene and Glenda Carr of Salem; two brothers, Martin Corley Sr. of Eugene and Morrice Corley of Springfield; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Burial was in Sunset Hills Memorial Garden in Eugene. Arrangements by Poole-Larsen Funeral Home in Eugene. Remembrances to the church.

"Rickie" Irwin

JUNCTION CITY - Opal Mae "Rickie" Irwin of Junction City died April 21 of a stroke at age 78. The funeral will be May 1 in Amarillo, Texas.

Irwin was born Oct. 14, 1928, in Hansford County, Texas, to George and Alta Hitt John- son. She married Billy Joe Irwin on Feb. 24, 1947, in Amarillo.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include six daughters, Sharon Evans, Sharlene Taylor, Sonja Blocker and Sheila Irwin, all of Texas, and Stephanie Hine and Susan Wood, both of Oregon; four sons, Billy, Steve and Stanley, all of Texas, and Samuel of Oregon; 20 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. Her husband died Feb. 13, 1984, and two grandchildren, Angel Wood and Genaeve Hine, died previously.

Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Amarillo. Arrangements by Murphy-Musgrove Funeral Home in Junction City.

Barbara Jolley

Barbara Jolley of Bassett, Va., formerly of Eugene, died April 20 of emphysema at age 81. No service is planned.

She was born April 15, 1926, in Chehalis, Wash., to Leland and Katie Augee Blanchard. She married Donald Jolley on Oct. 21, 1949, in Hoquiam, Wash.

Jolley attended Hoquiam High School. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include a son, Quentin Anderson of Bassett, Va.; a daughter, Melodee Lee of Eugene; two sisters, Maxine Wheeler and Charlene Kullander, both of Brady, Wash.; two sons, Bob Blanchard of Montesano, Wash., and Ed Blanchard of Elma, Wash.; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Her husband died Oct. 7, 1999, and a daughter, Donna Keeney, died Feb. 2, 1978.

Arrangements by Bassett Funeral Home in Bassett. A memorial service will be later in Montesanoh. Remembrances to the American Lung Assoc- iation.

LeRoy LaPorte

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at the Grants Pass Elks lodge for LeRoy Leon LaPorte of Grants Pass, formerly of the Eugene area. He died April 5 at age 58. The family chose not to list the cause of death.

He was born Dec. 28, 1948, in Eugene to Louis and Leona LaPorte. He and Devie Niles were married in 1981 and they later divorced.

LaPorte attended schools in Eugene, including Lane Community College. He served in the Navy in Alaska and Japan. He worked for Southern Pacific Railroad for 23 years as an electrician and Amtrak trainmaster, then owned and operated LeRoy's Old Fashioned Pizza and BBQ in Grants Pass.

Survivors include two daughters, Carly LaPorte and Amanda LaPorte, both of Portland; and a sister, LaVerda Gallagher of Crooked River Ranch.

Arrangements by Hull & Hull Funeral Directors in Grants Pass. Remembrances to Lovejoy Hospice in Grants Pass.

Rayma Ocheltree

Rayma Ocheltree of Eugene died April 6 of undetermined natural causes at age 67. No service is planned.

She was born Feb. 8, 1940, in Gering, Neb., to Loran and Mary Klassert. She married Donald Ocheltree on July 18, 1955, in Stevenson, Wash.

She worked as a certified nursing assistant for 35 years.

Survivors include her husband; her stepmother, Ionna Klassert; two daughters, Rayma and Beth-ann; a sister, Lorna Reynolds; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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

Robert Park

Robert Don Park of Eugene died April 23 of age-related causes at age 86. No service is planned.

He was born Oct. 3, 1920, in Kerrobert, Saskatchewan, to James and Hazel Clark Park. He married Dorothy Vaughan on July 4, 1944, in Keokuk, Iowa.

He served in the Army as a combat engineer in World War II in Company A, 151st Engineer Combat Battalion, in Alaska and France, attaining the rank of captain. He received a bachelor's degree in science from Iowa State University in 1942 and a master's degree in business from the University of Iowa in 1947. He worked as a civil engineer, home builder and real estate developer in Indianapolis.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Deborah Park Jeffries of Eugene and Rebecca Park Pennington of Lafayette, Colo.; a sister, Olive Gammon of Portland; and four grand- children.

Arrangements by Poole-Larsen Funeral Home in Eugene. Remembrances to the Evans Scholarship Foundation, 1 Briar Road, Gold, IL 60029 or The First Tee, Willamette Valley Chapter, in care of the Eugene Family YMCA.

Helen Proctor

A memorial service will be at noon July 13 at the Methodist church in Fort Morgan, Colo., for Helen W. Proctor of Eugene, who died April 3 of complications of Alzheimer's disease. She was 87.

She was born March 3, 1920, in Fort Morgan to Ralph and Mary Mengel Work. She married Wells Jenkins on Feb. 14, 1941, in Fort Morgan. He died in 1985. She married Claude Proctor in June 1994 in Denver. He died in 1998.

She graduated from Fort Morgan High School and attended the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colo. She was the owner and director of the Arvada Bridge Club in Denver.

Survivors include two daughters, Joby of Eugene and Jennifer of Eagle, Colo.; a sister, Dorothy of Wiggins, Colo.; a brother, John of Fraser, Colo.; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Andreason's Cremation & Burial Service in Springfield. Remembrances to the Alzheimer's Association.

Rosetta Sampson

The graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, at Springfield Memorial Gardens for Rosetta Lillian Sampson of Springfield and Dexter. She died April 24 of age-related causes at age 85.

Sampson was born March 23, 1922, in Buena, Wash., to Otto and Lillian Eilers Pannier. She married Roy Sampson on May 30, 1942, in San Francisco.

She received her general equivalency diploma from Springfield High School in 1962. She worked as a nurse's aide for 20 years.

Survivors include two sons, Donald of Dexter and Stuart of Tide; two daughters, Carole Cohen of Eugene and Linda Kluber of Springfield; two brothers, Rueben Pannier of Lostine and Glen Pannier of Dexter; 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Her husband died March 29, 2000, and a grandson, Ben Walker, died previously.

Arrangements by Buell Funeral Chapel in Springfield. Remembrances to Disabled American Veterans.

Dorothy Thomas

SWEET HOME - Dorothy Mae Thomas of Sweet Home died April 22 of heart failure at age 81. No service is planned.

She was born Dec. 4, 1925, in Elmira to Elmer and Veleta Deadman Neal. She married Woodrow Thomas.

She is survived by four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Her husband and a daughter, Hazel Larsen, died previously.

Arrangements by Sweet Home Funeral Chapel.

Robert Williams

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. May 6 at the Woodland Park Estates Clubhouse in Eugene for Robert Wayne "Bob" Williams of Eugene. He died April 21 of age-related causes at age 80.

He was born April 28, 1926, in Pawhuska, Okla., to Arthur and Ratha Hurtt Williams. He married JoAnn Parpart on July 6, 1947, in Castro Valley, Calif.

Williams served in the Army in World War II in the South Pacific. He worked as a carpenter, remodeled homes and was a shop foreman for Jetstream in Hayward, Calif., for 17 years.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Stephen of Yoncalla and Robert II of Vernonia; a daughter, Karen Hall of Shelton, Wash.; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Chapel of Memories Funeral Home in Eugene. Remembrances to the Lung Association.

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