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Debra Alderson

Debra Alderson of Eugene died July 3 at age 52. The family chose not to list the cause of death. A service will be later.

She was born July 9, 1954, in San Jose, Calif., to Delbert and Peggy Smith Powers.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her life partner, Mike Rucky; a son, Joseph Bettanini of Eugene; a daughter, Mary Bettanini of Eugene; a sister, Becky Herring of Junction City; and a brother, Matt Powers of Montana.

Arrangements by Alpha Cremation Services in Eugene.

Jacquelyn Benton

COTTAGE GROVE - Jacquelyn Patricia May Benton of Cottage Grove died July 6 of heart-related causes at age 45. A family gathering is planned.

She was born Dec. 16, 1961, in Ypsilanti, Mich., to Larry and Elizabeth Warren. She married Terry Benton on June 24, 1991, in Reno, Nev.

She worked as a caregiver on contract with Cottage Grove Hospital and the state of Oregon.

Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Shenna Whitlock of Cottage Grove; a son, Kirk Warren of Cottage Grove; a brother, Mike Dyer of Michigan; three sisters, Carol Crawford of Fort Payne, Ala., Trisha Couch of Medford and Sue Vernier of Florida; and one grandchild.

Arrangements by Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel in Cottage Grove.

Elden Birky

HALSEY - The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 14, at Lake Creek Mennonite School for Elden Willard Birky of Halsey, who died July 9 of age-related causes at age 87. Burial will follow at Alford Cemetery in Harrisburg. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Murphy-Musgrove Funeral Home in Junction City.

He was born May 5, 1920, in Albany to Joseph and Sarah Kenagy Birky. He married Priscilla Kropf on Nov. 7, 1943, in Halsey.

He worked as a carpenter, including work in remodeling.

Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Carrie Gingerich, Margaret Warfel and Loretta Birky, all of Halsey; seven sons, Ernest, Kenneth, David and Ben, all of Halsey, Delbert of Stirling, Alberta, Vernon of Fairfield, Mont., and Robert of Madras; two brothers, Luke and Wilbur, both of Goshen, Ind.; two sisters, Ruth Kauffman of Goshen, Ind., and Lela Birky of Crockett, Ky.; 48 grandchildren and 47 great-grandchildren. An infant child and five grandchildren died previously.

Joyce Campbell

VENETA - Joyce L. Campbell of Veneta died July 8 of cancer-related causes at age 73. No service is planned.

She was born June 27, 1934 in Winchester Bay to Monty and Thelma Sherbondy Lougheed. She married James Campbell on May 22, 1954 in Mapleton.

A graduate of Siuslaw High School, she worked in restaurants for 40 years and in a Veneta school kitchen 10 years.

Survivors include a daughter, Michelle Campbell; a brother, Elis Lougheed of Portland; four sisters, Daisy Owen of Coos Bay, Lee Lougheed of Eugene, Betty Sallee of Bend and Donna Bartow of Springfield; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Her husband died Jan. 12, 1998, and a daughter, Lee Anderson, died previously.

Arrangements by Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene. Remembrances to the American Heart Association.

John Dunlap

A graveside memorial service will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 14, at Lane Memorial Gardens in Eugene for John E. Dunlap of Eugene. He died July 10 of age-related causes at age 82.

He was born May 14, 1925, in Eugene to Robert and Etta Staudekar Dunlap. He married Reta Molett on May 23, 1946, in Eugene.

Dunlap graduated from Eugene High School in 1943. He then started work at Eugene Concrete, later known as Spec Industries, working there until his retirement as a dispatcher in 1992.

Survivors include two daughters, Sharon Jackson of Grass Valley, Calif., and Gloria Hooper of Eugene; a son, Rob of Springfield; a brother, R. Louis Dunlap of Goshen; four grandchildren and three step-grandchildren. His wife died Sept. 29, 1993.

Arrangements by Lane Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home in Eugene. Remembrances to Hospice of Sacred Heart.

Doris Edmonston

SPRINGFIELD - Doris "Betty" Edmonston of Springfield died July 4 of Alzheimer's disease. She was 84. No service is planned.

She was born Dec. 13, 1922, in Winnipeg, Alberta, Canada, to Mathew and Mary Reid. She married Robert Edmonston on Sept. 2, 1950, in Winnipeg. He died in December 1987.

She worked at Eatons Department Store for nine years in Winnipeg. She was a homemaker and was a child care worker in her home for many years.

Survivors include two daughters, Mary Edmonston and Heather Edmonston, both of Springfield.

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

Gwendolyn Hathaway

A celebration of life will be at 3 p.m. Sept. 1 at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Eugene for Gwendolyn Burt Hathaway of Eugene. She died July 5 of a stroke at age 87.

She was born June 30, 1920, in Benton City, Mo., to George and Onie Callison Burt. She married John Hathaway Jr. on Aug. 4, 1943, in San Marcos, Texas.

She graduated from Soldan High School and Harris Teachers' College, both in St. Louis. She was a homemaker and a piano teacher.

Survivors include two daughters, Lynn Hathaway of Santa Fe, N.M., and Ann Hathaway Munro of Eugene; a sister, Melberna Hathaway of Morton, Wash.; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Her husband died July 11, 2000, and a son, John Hathaway III, died in 1979.

Arrangements by Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene.

Owen Hogrefe

Owen Hogrefe of Bend, formerly of Pleasant Hill and Springfield, died June 29 of Parkinson's disease at age 74. A private service was held at Deschutes Memorial Gardens in Bend.

Hogrefe was born Dec. 14, 1932, in Home, Kan., to Clyde and Jesse Kanode Hogrefe. He married Marilynn Hutchings on Sept. 22, 1956, in Portland.

Hogrefe graduated from Springfield High School. He worked as a real estate broker and investor.

Survivors include his wife; three sons, Daniel of Bend, Casey of Los Angeles and Paul of Corvallis; a daughter, Wendy Huff of Corvallis; two brothers, Wayne of Springfield and Ralph of Christmas Valley; and four grandchildren.

Arrangements by Deschutes Memorial Chapel in Bend. Remembrances to the Parkinson's Foundation in Portland.

Coralee Knox

HARRISBURG - A memorial service will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 14, at Fairview Mennonite Church in Albany for Coralee June Knox of Harrisburg. She died July 9 at age 61. The family chose not to list the cause of death.

She was born June 18, 1946, in Miller, S.D., to Maurice and Mazie Hines Rediger. She married Paul Knox on Oct. 21, 1967, in Albany.

She worked at the Mennonite Village in Albany for 14 years and at Harrisburg Pharmacy for six years.

Survivors include her husband; her mother, Mazie Rediger of Albany; a daughter, Dawn Giffin of Albany; a son, Dennis of Lebanon; a brother, Ben Rediger of Harrisburg; two sisters, Judy Sessions of Ridgefield, Wash. and Carolyn Stutzman of Albany; and one grandchild.

Arrangements by Fisher Funeral Home in Albany. Remembrances to the Pacific Gospel Music Association.

Evelyn Leiper

ELKTON - Evelyn Louise Madsen Leiper of Elkton died June 22 of heart disease at age 71. A private family service was held.

Leiper was born July 8, 1935, in Coquille to Lew and Lois Barringer Madsen. She married James Leiper on Jan. 25, 1956, in Belleville, Ill., and they later divorced.

She worked as an artist in various media and was a homemaker. She graduated from Eugene High School in 1954 and attended Jones University in South Carolina from 1954 to 1956.

Survivors include two daughters, Rebecca Leiper-Greenman of Elkton and Angela Leiper-Reid of Salem; a son, Terry of Brawley, Calif.; two sisters, Jean Madsen-Whittall of Eugene and Betty Lou Madsen-Hamilton of Spokane; a brother, Gordon Madsen of Roseville, Calif.; and five grandchildren.

Arrangements by Taylor's Family Mortuary in Roseburg.

Marian Madden

Marian Austin Madden of Eugene died July 6 of age-related causes. He was 78. No service is planned.

He was born March 10, 1929, in Forest, Miss., to Leo and Onie Madden. He married Frances Myers on Sept. 10, 1949, in Tuscola, Miss.

Madden attended Forest High School and served in the Navy. He worked as a post office clerk.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Susan Gray of McKenzie Bridge; a son, Joe of Crystal Springs, Miss.; a sister, Mildred White of Florida; three grandchildren and three great- grandchildren.

Arrangements by Major Family Funeral Home in Springfield.

Phyllis Shewmaker

COTTAGE GROVE - The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday, July 13, at Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel in Cottage Grove for Phyllis A. Shewmaker of Cottage Grove. She died July 10 of cancer at age 62.

She was born Oct. 2, 1944, in Cottage Grove to Philip and Annie Wiscarson Nelson. She married A.J. Shewmaker on July 1, 1960, in Culp Creek.

She had a high school diploma. Shewmaker worked as a certified nursing assistant at Cottage Grove Hospital and Coast Fork Nursing Home for many years.

Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Sheila Cordin of Cottage Grove; a son, Philip of Jasper; six siblings, Marilyn Bonsack, Hazel Merrill, Mary Dunlap, Marty Hegele, Peggy Hartle and Noria Backman; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Burial will be Friday in Sears Cemetery in Cottage Grove.

Lawrence Terry

The graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, July 16, at West Lawn Memorial Park in Eugene for Lawrence E. Terry of Eugene, who died July 8 of age-related causes at age 76. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Monday at West Lawn Memorial Park & Funeral Home in Eugene.

He was born May 8, 1931, in Fort Lupton, Colo., to Hillard and Maxine Watson Terry. He married Darlene Cole in Klamath Falls in 1955, and she died in 1988. He married Audrey Ross on May 8, 1992, in Eugene.

He served in the Army for two years during the Korean conflict. After working in mills and a cannery, he worked as a storekeeper, delivering supplies at Sacred Heart Hospital for 38 years.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Larry Jr. of Springfield; four stepdaughters, Debbie Lund of Lowell, Donna Zepeda of Oakridge, Cindy Garelts of Springfield and Alta Jones of Nampa, Idaho; a stepson, Leland Ross of Eugene; a sister, Geraldine Schook of Waldport; three brothers, Willard of Eugene and Russell and Arthur, both of Prineville; nine grandchildren, two great-grand- children and two great-great-grandchildren. A stepson, Steve Wilcox, died previously.

Remembrances to Greenhill Humane Society.

Lee Wahlstrom

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 14, at First Christian Church in Eugene for Lee Wahlstrom of Eugene. He died July 9 of cancer at age 72.

He was born March 18, 1935, in Superior, Wis., to Theresa and Herbert Wahlstrom. He married Carol Hodgen on June 20, 1959, in Milton-Freewater.

He held a bachelor's degree from Northwest Christian College and a master's degree in theology from Lexington Theological Seminary. He was ordained as minister of the Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, and worked as a chaplain in La Grande from 1976 to 1997. He was a paramedic.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Larry and Eric, both of Eugene; a daughter, Jane Grodem of San Carlos, Calif.; a brother, Jerry of Buckley, Wash.; two sisters, Sandie Smith of Auburn, Wash., and Francine Rouse of Puyallup, Wash.; and two grandchildren.

A graveside inurnment service will be at 11 a.m. Aug. 2 at Milton-Freewater Cemetery. Arrangements by Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene. Remembrances to the church.

Floyd Waldrip

Floyd Allen "Wally" Waldrip of Prineville, formerly of the Eugene area, died June 24 of age-related causes at age 77. No service is planned.

He was born Feb. 19, 1930, in Hagerman, N.M. He married Donna Fritz on July 2, 1949, in Eugene, and they later divorced.

Waldrip graduated from Eugene High School in 1948. He served in the Army from 1948 to 1951, including service in the Korean War. He worked in upholstery services and farm equipment sales in Eugene from 1951 to 1971 and later operated Wally's Sales and Service in Bend. He retired in 1992.

Survivors include three daughters, Cheryl Edmonds of Vancouver, Wash., Christine Bateham of Arlington, Wash., and Dawn Waldrip of Bend; three sisters, Roma Terry, Florene Johnson and Ethel Blain, all of Eugene; a brother, Clyde of Juneau, Alaska; five grandchildren and one great-grand- child.

Arrangements by Whispering Pines Funeral Home in Prineville.

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