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Allen Adair

JUNCTION CITY - A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Nazarene Church in Junction City for Allen Wright "Bud" Adair of Junction City, who died Feb. 7 of age-related causes. He was 82. Inurnment will be private.

He was born April 5, 1925, in Portland to Wallace and Jeannette Davies Adair. He married Ruth Stewart on April 3, 1949, in Sherwood.

Adair graduated from a school for diesel mechanics. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1942 to 1946 on the cutter Roger B. Taney. He worked as a police officer, mechanic and school bus driver, and worked for the U.S. Bureau of Mines.

Survivors include his wife; four sons, Edward of Corvallis, Dennis of Eugene, William of Bremerton, Wash., and Robert of Springfield; a daughter, Sharon Cox of Joyce, Wash.; a sister, Annie Farrington of Lebanon; 16 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Murphy-Musgrove Funeral Home in Junction City. Remembrances to Junction City Fire Department or the Kidney Foundation.

Bobby Bender

SWISSHOME - A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Swisshome Evangelical Church for Bobby Ray Bender of Swisshome, who died Feb. 8 in a motor vehicle accident. He was 27.

He was born March 18, 1980, in Eugene to Miron and Vickie Hubbs Bender. He graduated from Mapleton High School. Bender worked as a security guard.

Survivors include his wife, Shannon of Santa Rosa, Calif.; his father, of Swisshome; his mother and stepfather, Vickie and Bob of Portland; a daughter, Shalynn of Santa Rosa, Calif.; and two brothers, Jay and Jeremy, both of Swisshome.

Arrangements by Burns's Riverside Florence Funeral Chapel.

Deloris Dysert

COTTAGE GROVE - A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel in Cottage Grove for Deloris E. Dysert of Cottage Grove, who died Feb. 11 of kidney failure. She was 68.

She was born Feb. 26, 1939, in Aitkin, Minn., to Edward and Helen Ladd. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include four sons, Rusty, Gary, David and Rodger Scott; three daughters, Janet, Susan and Linda; two brothers, Raymond Ladd and Jack Ladd; four sisters, Patsy Muth, Wendy Spady, Wanda Stone and Karen Workman; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Her husband, Kendall Dysert, died previously.

D. Jean Haley

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at Allison Park Christian Church in Eugene for D. Jean Haley of Eugene. She died Feb. 9 of liver cancer at age 72. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday at West Lawn Memorial Park & Funeral Home in Eugene. Burial will be in West Lawn Memorial Park.

She was born May 5, 1935, in Sheridan, Wyo., to Ernest and Elsie Richards Cornett. She married Ted Haley on June 14, 1953, in Eugene, and they later divorced.

She graduated from Eugene High School. She was a care provider and the owner of Lavender and Lace Assisted Care in Eugene.

Survivors include a son, Philip of Anchorage; a daughter, Lisa Haley of Bothell, Wash.; and four grandchildren.

Remembrances to the church.

Melvin Houck

Melvin L. Houck of Eugene died Feb. 10 of respiratory failure. He was 72. No service is planned.

He was born July 16, 1935, in Los Angeles to Neil and Dorothy Evelyn Houck.

Houck attended California schools. He served in the Air Force from 1954 to 1958. He worked as a cement contractor in California.

Survivors include a brother, Douglas of Eugene; and two sisters, Cathy Bloomfield of California and Gerri Johnson of Eugene. His wife, Sylvia, died previously.

Arrangements by Poole-Larsen Funeral Home in Eugene.

Dorothy Ingram

FLORENCE - The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at Burns's Riverside Florence Funeral Chapel for Dorothy Alice Ingram of Florence. She died Feb. 8 at age 73. The family chose not to list the cause of death. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. today, Feb. 13, at the funeral home.

She was born Nov. 16, 1934, in Florence. She married Stepen Ingram on June 26, 1954.

She graduated from Siuslaw High School and held an associate's degree from Lane Community College. She worked as a secretary for Lane Community College in Florence.

Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Neolla Mead of Philomath and Lennet McFarland of Florence; a brother, Harley "Bud" Earl; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Burial will be in Pacific Sunset Cemetery in Florence.

Melvin Kragnes

MARCOLA - Melvin Ernest Kragnes of Marcola died Jan. 31 of age-related causes at age 91. No service is planned.

He was born Aug. 8, 1916, in Clay County, Minn., to Gilbert and Else Skalid Kragnes. He married Ardoth Stronstad on Nov. 15, 1944, in Moorhead, Minn.

Kragnes was educated through the eighth grade. He worked as a carpenter.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Myron of Charleston and Roger of Cordova, Alaska; two grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Arrangements by Major Family Funeral Home in Springfield.

Bella O'Connor

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at Good Samaritan Center in Eugene for Bella Eleanor O'Connor of Eugene. She died Feb. 8 of cancer at age 83.

A reception will follow the service.

She was born Dec. 20, 1924, to Harvey and May Kroft Rutan. She married George O'Connor on Jan. 27, 1945, in Pacoima, Calif.

She had a high school education and was a homemaker.

Survivors include two daughters, Linda Christensen of Springfield and Joanne Sisney of Eugene; a sister, Mary Robinson of Eugene; a brother, Theodore "Teddy" Rutan of Tahoe, Nev.; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Her husband died Nov. 14, 2006.

Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens in Eugene. Arrangements by Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene. Remembrances to Hospice of Sacred Heart.

Edward Platz

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Woodland Park Estates recreation center in Eugene for Edward D. "Dan" Platz of Eugene, who died Feb. 4 of cancer at age 75.

He was born April 16, 1932, in Salina, Kan., to O.G. and Beulah Blaver Platz. He married Beverly Rae Rockwell on Oct. 29, 1954, in Reno, Nev.

He graduated from high school and served in the U. S. Navy Reserve.

Platz worked as a home builder with Ellison & Platz Company.

Survivors include a son, David of Myrtle Creek; a daughter, Lisa Olivas of Eugene; a sister, Norma Ellison of Boise; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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

Bobby Simpson

SPRINGFIELD - Bobby Joe Simpson of Springfield died Feb. 8 of cancer at age 76. No service is planned.

He was born July 15, 1931, in Exeter, Mo., to John and Dora Daniel Simpson. He and his life partner, Millie Weeks, were together for 14 years. She died in 1998.

Simpson completed high school. He served in the U.S. Army from 1948 to 1953 during the Korean War. He worked in farming.

Survivors include three sisters, Patsy Sanderson of Eugene, Betty Collins of Springfield, and Lena Gallack of Modesto, Calif.

Arrangements by Major Family Funeral Home in Springfield.

Darrell Smith

Darrell D. Smith of Eugene died Feb. 8 of age-related causes. He was 94. Private burial will be in Lane Memorial Gardens in Eugene.

He was born Jan. 6, 1914, in Albion, Neb., to Walter and Hazel Kuntzelman Smith. He married Alyce Coakes on April 7, 1939, in Honolulu.

Smith served in the Navy before World War II, then worked in civil service at the Naval Air Station in Honolulu. He operated the family farm near Elmira and worked in the plywood industry in Eugene. He later worked in sales for Fuller O'Brien Painit Co., retiring after 16 years with the company.

Survivors include four sons, Marshall of Coburg, Arlan of Florence, Eric of Spokane and Randall of Eugene; a sister, Virginia Mannlein of Boise; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. His wife died Jan. 11, 2004, and a son, Gary, died in 1998.

Arrangements by Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene. Remembrances to the Alzheimer's Association of Oregon.

Betty Swaim

DEXTER - A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Dexter Fire Hall for Betty May Swaim of Dexter, who died Feb. 8 of age-related causes. She was 86.

She was born Oct. 31, 1921, in Moorcroft, Wyo., to William and Hazel Huckins Ames. She married Ralph Swaim on April 19, 1942, in Salt Lake City. He died March 23, 1982.

She graduated from high school in Moorcroft. She worked as a cowgirl, sales person, grocery clerk and bartender.

Survivors include a daughter, Susan Dodson of Eugene; two sons, Mike Swaim of Dexter, and William Swaim of Winlock, Wash.; eight sisters, Mary, Alice, Elsie, Ruth, Lois, Irene, Jane and Linda; two brothers, Bill and Ken; 14 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. A grandson, Christopher, died previously.

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

"Peggy" Wain

PLEASANT HILL - A celebration of life will be at 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Trent Church of Christ in Dexter for Sarah Rose "Peggy" Wain of Pleasant Hill. She died Feb. 8 of age-related causes at age 90. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to noon Friday at Major Family Funeral Home in Springfield, with burial to follow at 1 p.m. Friday in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

She was born July 23, 1917, in Los Angeles to Edward and Sarah Spangler Hoffman. She married Arthur Wain on May 16, 1937, in Lynwood, Calif.

She graduated from high school in Beaumont, Calif. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include two daughters, Linda Hacker and Nancy Thomas, both of Pleasant Hill; a brother, James Hoffman of Fredricksburg, Texas; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Her husband died Nov. 9, 2002, and a grandson, Jonathan Hacker, died previously.

Remembrances to the church.

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