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Ramona Barkemeyer

HAMMOND - A celebration of eternal life will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 6, at Cottage Grove Cottage Grove, village (1990 pop. 22,935), Washington co., SE Minn., near the St. Croix River; inc. 1965. There is farming (cattle, sheep, corn, and soybeans) and manufacturing (chemicals and machinery).  Faith Center for Ramona L. Barkemeyer of Hammond, Ore., formerly of the Lane County area, who died April 29 of lung cancer lung cancer, cancer that originates in the tissues of the lungs. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States in both men and women. Like other cancers, lung cancer occurs after repeated insults to the genetic material of the cell. . She was 45. A reception at Dorena Grange will follow.

She was born Oct. 13, 1961 in Cottage Grove. She married Steven Barkemeyer on August, 11, 1983. She worked in the housekeeping business.

She is survived by her husband; her father, Kenneth Mathis of Cottage Grove; a daughter, Savannah Savannah, city, United States
Savannah, city (1990 pop. 137,560), seat of Chatham co., SE Ga., a port of entry on the Savannah River near its mouth; inc. 1789.
, and a son Eric, both of Hammond; and a sister Ronnie Nowak, of Cottage Grove.

Arrangements by Caldwell's Luce-Layton Mortuary in Astoria. Remembrances to the Blaze 328 Youth Ministry, c/o S. Barkemeyer, 406 Pacific Dr., Hammond, Ore. 97121.

Josephine Beikman

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 will be at 11 a.m. Monday, May 7, at Lane Memorial Funeral Home in Eugene for Josephine "Jo" Beikman of Springfield, formerly of Eugene, who died April 30 of age-related causes. She was 85. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the funeral home

She was born April 16, 1922, in Rough & Ready, Calif., to William and Clara Hart Jeske. She married Wilbert F. Beikman in Eugene in 1946. She graduated from Sacred Heart The Sacred Heart is a religious devotion to Jesus' physical heart as the representation of the divine love for humanity

This devotion is predominantly used in the Roman Catholic Church and also used in the Anglican Church.
 Nursing School and worked as a nurse at Sacred Heart Hospital This article is about the fictional hospital on Scrubs. For other uses, see Sacred Heart Hospital (disambiguation).
Sacred Heart Hospital is the setting of the American sitcom Scrubs.
 and at Cascade Manor.

She is survived by two sons, William of Eugene and Robert of Springfield, and one grandchild. Her husband died in 1996, and three brothers died previously.

Burial will be at Lane Memorial Gardens following the funeral. Remembrances to the Grace Lutheran Foundation.

William Cassara

William G. Cassara of Eugene died April 12 of heart failure. He was 66.

He was born July 8, 1940, in Sun Valley, Calif., to Frank and Anne Vernaci Cassara.

Cassara served in the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1959. He was the owner and operator of Have-Truck-Will-Haul.

Survivors include two children, Dana Cassara of Seattle and Deborah Cassara Vinson of Bend; four brothers, Vic, John and Joe, all of Sun Valley, Calif., and Mike of Arizona; and one grandchild.

A family memorial service was held April 14. Burial is at Eagle Point Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements by Poole-Larsen Funeral Home in Eugene.

Opal Chaffin

CORVALLIS - A celebration of life will be May 19 at 2601 N.E. Jack London St. in Corvallis for Opal Chaffin of Corvallis, formerly of Junction City Junction City, city (1990 pop. 20,604), seat of Geary co., NE Kans., at the confluence of the Republican and Smoky Hill rivers; inc. 1859. The rail, trade, and processing center of an agricultural and dairy area, it grew as the supply point for nearby Fort Riley, , who died May 1 of age-related causes at age 93.

She was born April 11, 1914, in Lorane to Jackson and Nora Sutherland Henderson. She married George L. Chaffin on May 28, 1936, in Roseburg. She was a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband; two daughters, Sharon Carter of Eugene, and Kay Hunnemuller of Corvallis; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by McHenry Funeral Home and 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 Corvallis.

Neil Cheshire

CHESHIRE - A graveside grave·side  
n.
The area beside a grave.
 service will be at 1 p.m. Monday, May 7, at Rest Lawn Memorial Park in Junction City for Neil Denning "Husky" or "Huck huck  
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Huckaback.

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" Cheshire of Cheshire who died May 1 of age-related causes. He was 88.

Cheshire was born Feb. 12, 1919, in Cheshire to Lee and Eska Bailey Cheshire. He married Beatrice Williams on Nov. 29, 1939, in Monroe. She died Dec. 24, 2002. He married Patricia Colasont on July 30, 2005, in Junction City.

He graduated from Monroe High School For other uses, see James Monroe High School.

Monroe High School may refer to:
  • Monroe High School (Los Angeles) — Los Angeles, California
  • Monroe High School (Michigan) — Monroe, Michigan
 in 1937. He worked at Larsen, Clark, and Powell Sawmill sawmill, installation or facility in which cut logs are sawed into standard-sized boards and timbers. The saws used in such an installation are generally of three types: the circular saw, which consists of a disk with teeth around its edge; the band saw, which  in Junction City, and as a logger and cat-skinner for his brothers' logging company. He also worked on several farms in the Cheshire area, drove trucks for various companies and worked for Mountain States The Mountain States (also known as the Mountain West) form one of the nine geographic divisions of the United States that are officially recognized by the United States Census Bureau.  Power Company. He was an orchardist or·char·dist  
n.
One who owns or cultivates an orchard.


orchardist
a person who tends or cultivates an orchard.
See also: Agriculture
, and he and his wife operated Bea's Berries in Cheshire.

He is survived by his wife; a son, Michael of Central Point; four daughters, Vicky Wade of Deadwood Deadwood, city (1990 pop. 1,830), seat of Lawrence co., W S.Dak.; settled 1876 after discovery of gold. A Black Hills tourist center, it is also a trade hub for a lumbering, stock-raising, and mining region. , Geraldine Troxel of Cheshire, Carol Hamel Ham´el   

v. t. 1. Same as Hamble.
 of Salem, and Diane Cheshire-Bray of Sisters; a stepson step·son  
n.
A spouse's son by a previous union.


stepson
Noun

a son of one's husband or wife by an earlier relationship

Noun 1.
, Charles Colasont of North Carolina North Carolina, state in the SE United States. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean (E), South Carolina and Georgia (S), Tennessee (W), and Virginia (N). Facts and Figures


Area, 52,586 sq mi (136,198 sq km). Pop.
; 19 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren and great- great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at Long Tom Grange. Arrangements by Chapel of Memories Funeral Home in Eugene. Remembrances to the Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church building fund or Long Tom Grange.

Margaret Cox Margaret Cox (born 1963) is an Irish politician and former Senator. Electoral history
Margaret entered politics having been co-opted onto the Galway City Council in 1995, following the death of her father Tom Cox.
 

Margaret Cox of Eugene died April 29 of complications of Parkinson's disease Parkinson's disease or Parkinsonism, degenerative brain disorder first described by the English surgeon James Parkinson in 1817. When there is no known cause, the disease usually appears after age 40 and is referred to as Parkinson's disease.  at age 86. A graveside service was held May 1 in Masonic Cemetery.

She was born Dec. 16, 1920, in Tacoma to Claud and Louise Gambil. She married Elmer Cox in 1943 in Albany.

She graduated from Tacoma High School and attended Washington State University Washington State University, at Pullman; land-grant and state supported; chartered 1890, opened 1892 as an agriculture college. From 1905 to 1959 it was the State College of Washington.  for a year. Cox was an executive secretary for 25 years for the Garrett Corporation, a research firm, in Southern California.

Survivors include a daughter, Marsha Brennan of Eugene and one grandchild. Her husband died previously and a daughter, Dorothy Cox, died in 1985.

Arrangements by Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene.

Lorraine Dickson

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. May 26 at Eugene Christian Fellowship for Lorraine Josephine Dickson of Eugene, who died April 30 of heart failure. She was 87.

She was born May 17, 1919, in Windsor, N.D. She married Floyd Dickson on June 12, 1940, in Toledo, Wash.

She was graduated from Eldridge High School in Eldridge, N.D. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband; a son, Larry of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; a daughter, Nancy Draper of Eugene; a sister, Jeanne Taylor of Quincy, Wash.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Burial will be at Lane Memorial Gardens in Eugene. Arrangements by Lane Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home in Eugene. Remembrances to Eugene Christian Fellowship.

Inez Dunlop

COTTAGE GROVE - Inez Dunlop of Cottage Grove died May 2 of age-related causes. She was 98.

She was born Feb. 26, 1909, in Montesano, Wash., to Pete and Inga Kindberg Peterson. She married Stirl Dunlop on June 11, 1927, in Olympia. He died April 10, 1980.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Her daughter, Patsy McCoy, died Dec. 19, 1997.

No service is planned. Arrangements by Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel in Cottage Grove. Inurnment will be at Fir Grove Cemetery in Cottage Grove. Remembrances to the Shriner's Children's Hospital.

Iven Ezell

AUBURN, CALIF. - Iven Ezell of Auburn, Calif., formerly of Eugene, died April 21 of prostate cancer prostate cancer, cancer originating in the prostate gland. Prostate cancer is the leading malignancy in men in the United States and is second only to lung cancer as a cause of cancer death in men.  at age 88. A memorial service was held April 25 in Auburn.

He was born April 14, 1919, in Amarillo, Texas, to Albert and Mary Stump Ezell. He married Ida Bressman 28 years ago in California. He earned a masters degree in chemistry at Oregon State University Oregon State University, at Corvallis; land-grant and state supported; coeducational; chartered 1858 as Corvallis College, opened 1865. In 1868 it was designated Oregon's land-grant agricultural college and was taken over completely by the state in 1885.  and worked as a chemist and computer analyst for Tidewater Oil and for Lockheed in California.

Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Ingrid Jacobsen of Rainier, Bridgett Shycoff of Studio City, Calif., and Amanda Ezell of Longview, Wash.; a brother, Herbert Ezell of Eugene; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Chapel of the Hills in Auburn, Calif.

Enid Grossman

CRESWELL - Enid S. Grossman of Creswell died of cancer on May 2. She was 78.

She was born Oct. 3, 1928, in Chicago, to Morris and Anna Rissman Shanhouse. She married Richard Grossman on Aug. 18, 1951, in Chicago.

She graduated from high school in Tucson, Ariz., and graduated from the University of Arizona (body, education) University of Arizona - The University was founded in 1885 as a Land Grant institution with a three-fold mission of teaching, research and public service.  with a bachelor of fine arts The Bachelor of Fine Arts, usually abbreviated BFA, is the standard undergraduate degree for students seeking a professional education in the visual or performing arts. Also named in some countries the Bachelor of Creative Arts or BCA.  degree. She attended graduated school in Los Angeles through the UCLA UCLA University of California at Los Angeles
UCLA University Center for Learning Assistance (Illinois State University)
UCLA University of Carrollton, TX and Lower Addison, TX
 extension.

She was a professional dog obedience trainer for more than 30 years. She and her husband owned and operated a dog boutique, the Doggery, in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Survivors include her husband; two sons, Mark of Palo Alto, Calif., and Joel of Los Angeles; and two grand- children.

No service is planned. Arrangements by Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel in Cottage Grove.

Wiley Harker

A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 7, at Major Family Funeral Home in Springfield for James "Wiley" Harker of Eugene, who died May 1 of age-related causes. He was 92.

He was born Jan. 27, 1915, to Harry and Laura Wiley Harker. He graduated from Horton High School Horton High School may refer to one of several places:

In Canada:
  • Horton High School — Wolfville, Nova Scotia
In the United States:
  • Horton High School — Horton, Kansas
  • Hanover-Horton High School — Horton, Michigan
 in Horton, Kan., and attended Kansas City University.

Harker served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He worked in advertising and worked as a professional actor for more than 50 years.

His acting career included working in a Broadway production of "Hamlet" with Shakespearean actor Maurice Evans in the 1930s and appearing in David Lynch's 1999 film "The Straight Story." He also worked in television, on such shows as "Divorce Court" and "The A Team." Last year he had a role in Very Little Theatre's production of "The Visit."

Survivors include a sister, Janet Harker Johannes of Eugene.

Remembrances to the Alzheimer's Association.

Evelyn Hughes

SPRINGFIELD - A memorial service will be held at 9 a.m. today, May 5, in the Spring Lane Village recreation room in Springfield for Evelyn Nadine Hughes of Springfield, who died April 30 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 81.

She was born March 20, 1926, in Hastings, Neb., to Henry and Bessie Tryon Merkel.

She worked as a switchboard operator with the Los Angeles Probation Department and worked for Wells Fargo of California for 25 years.

Survivors include a daughter, Nadine Corral corral

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a management system in which range cattle are put into corrals and fed hay for a period when the environment is most
 of Spanish Fork, Utah Spanish Fork is a city in Utah County, Utah, United States. The population was 20,246 at the 2000 census and by 2004 had been estimated to increase to 22,839. Geography
Spanish Fork is located at  (40.104546, -111.
.

Arrangements by Major Family Funeral Home in Springfield. Remembrances to Firemed of Springfield/Eugene or Lane County Humane Society.

Art Irish

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. May 12 at Portland Memorial Mausoleum mausoleum (môsəlē`əm), a sepulchral structure or tomb, especially one of some size and architectural pretension, so called from the sepulcher of that name at Halicarnassus, Asia Minor, erected (c.352 B.C.  for Arthur E. "Art" Irish of Eugene, who died May 1 of age-related causes. He was 94.

He was born July 30, 1912, in Sedgewick, Alberta, Canada, to Earl and Aravesta Coughlin Irish. He married Elizabeth Pitblado in 1939. She died previously.

Irish served as a first lieutenant in the Army infantry during World War II. He held a bachelors degree in farm crops from Oregon State and operated a fruit orchard in Hood River Valley for more than 50 years.

Survivors include two sons, Richard "Dick" of Junction City and Arthur "Ed" Jr. of Seattle; a sister, Ethyl ethyl (ĕth`əl), CH3CH2, organic free radical or alkyl group derived from ethane by removing one hydrogen atom.  Heerdt of Milwaukee; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. A son, David Irish, died previously.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances to Pacific Northwest Chapter Arthritis Foundation in Seattle.

Frank Jackson

BEAVERTON - Frank Arthur Jackson of Beaverton, formerly, of Florence, died May 1, 2007, of Parkinson's disease. A celebration of life will be held in the summer.

He was born April 9, 1934, in Florence to Shirl and Averyl Jackson. He and his wife, Patricia, were married in 1957 in Milwaukee, Wis. He served in the U.S. Army and was the all-Army heavyweight boxing champion in 1955. He was a farmer for 25 years.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Kathy of Midlothian, Texas, and Carol of Port Tobacco, Md.; four sons, Bill of Shandon, Calif., Steve of Holley, Ore., Paul of Beaverton, and Mike of Vancouver, Wash.; a sister Betty Larsen of Eugene; and 12 grandchildren.

Arrangements by Finley's Sunset Hills Mortuary in Portland. Remembrances to the Parkinson's Foundation.

Dean Kaminski

VENETA - A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. May 19 at Fern Ridge Shores in Veneta for Dean Ray Kaminski of Veneta who died April 21 of age-related causes. He was 81.

Kaminski was born Feb. 10, 1926, in Salem to Ben and Irene Meggers Kaminski. He married Kathleen Thomas on Feb. 1, 1979, in Eugene. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He worked as a painter and retired from the University of Oregon The University of Oregon is a public university located in Eugene, Oregon. The university was founded in 1876, graduating its first class two years later. The University of Oregon is one of 60 members of the Association of American Universities. .

He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Dyanne Post of Eugene; two stepsons, Roger Thomas and Sean Thomas, both of Veneta; a brother, Orton Kaminski of Newport; five grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren.

Arrangements by Wilson's Chapel of the Roses in Roseburg.

Alvie Ivy

SPRINGFIELD - A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, at Molalla Christian Church for Alvie L. Ivy of Springfield, who died May 2 of age-related causes. He was 82.

He was born June 24, 1924, in Ada, Okla., to Roy and Verdie Hill Ivy. He married Madeleine Stone on March 25, 1945, in Eugene. She died in June 1999.

Ivy 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 1941. He attended Southern Oregon Community College before transferring to the Oregon College of Education, where he earned a bachelors degree in education. In 1972 he received a master of arts Master of Arts
Noun

a degree, usually postgraduate in a nonscientific subject, or a person holding this degree

Noun 1. Master of Arts - a master's degree in arts and sciences
Artium Magister, MA, AM
 degree in teaching from Portland State University.

Ivy served in the U.S. Navy on the USS Saratoga during World War II, from 1942 to 1945. He taught in Wilsonville, Canada, and as many small schools in Eastern Oregon, retiring from Pine Creek after 33 years of teaching.

Survivors include three daughters, Karen Brist of Springfield, Robin Watts of Rockaway Beach and Sheri Ivy of Auburn, Wash.; two sons, Logan of Denver and Andrew of Dubai; a brother, Robert Hill of Springfield; a sister, Nina Davis of Springfield; five grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday at Springfield Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home. Remembrances to Hospice of 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)
.

Arlen Nichols

SPRINGFIELD - A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 6, at the New Life Church in Springfield for Arlen Thad "R" Nichols of Springfield who died April 27 at age 45. The family chose not to list the cause of death.

Nichols was born May 11, 1961, in Redwood City, Calif.

He graduated from Lowell Grade School and Thurston High School Thurston High School is located in Springfield, Oregon in Lane County. Their mascot is a black colt. Shooting
On May 20, 1998, student Kipland "Kip" Kinkel killed his parents, William and Faith, both Spanish teachers at local high schools.
 in Springfield and worked as a laborer.

He is survived by his mother, Virginia Cook Esenwein; his father and stepmother, Arthur Nichols and Susan Slaughter Nichols; a son, Peter of Springfield; two brothers, John of Lowell, and Matthew of Springfield; and two sisters, Denice Kindig of Bend, and Elaine LaMere of Veneta.

Arrangements by Rest Haven Memorial Park and Funeral Home in Eugene.

Carl Phillips

SWEET HOME - A memorial service will be held at noon Monday, May 7, at Wayside Chapel in Springfield for Carl Alvin Phillips of Sweet Home, who died May 2 of age-related causes. He was 80.

He was born July 21, 1926, in Fair Play, Mo., to James and Mable Martin Phillips. He married Janet Yocum in 1952.

Phillips served in the U.S. Army during World War II, from 1944 to 1946. He was a mill worker.

Survivors include three daughters, Joanne Sanders of Marysville, Calif., Sharon Caldwell and Debora Ward, both of Springfield; two sons, Craig and Larry, both of Springfield; a brother, Connie of Oakridge; 18 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. A daughter, Linda Wells, died previously.

Inurnment will follow the memorial service at 1:30 p.m. at Springfield Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Alpha Cremations in Springfield.

Mary Valentine

LINCOLN, NEB. - A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. May 12 at Sunset Hills Memorial Gardens in Eugene for Mary Boicourt Valentine of Lincoln, Neb., formerly of Eugene, who died April 17 of age-related causes at age 101.

She was born March 26, 1906, in Minden, Neb., to Andrew and Elizabeth Wheeler Boicourt. She married Dr. Lyn "Val" Valentine in the fall of 1929 in Hastings, Neb. She graduated from Omaha School of Nursing in 1928 and worked as a registered nurse in surgical, pediatric pediatric /pe·di·at·ric/ (pe?de-at´rik) pertaining to the health of children.

pe·di·at·ric
adj.
Of or relating to pediatrics.
 and general practice specialties.

She is survived by two daughters, Zoe Holland of Eagle, Neb., and Betty Valentine of Eugene; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Her husband, a son, Dan, and a grandson, Peter Ackerman, died previously.

Arrangements by Aspen Mortuary in Lincoln, Neb. Remembrances to the Green House Project at Tabitha Health Care Services in Lincoln.

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