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William Addison

BELLEVUE, Wash. - William M. "Bill" Addison of Bellevue, Wash., formerly of Eugene, died July 5 of prostate cancer at age 80.

He was born Feb. 9, 1928, in Independence to Elmer and Hazel Porterfield Addison. He married Donna Kletzing on Dec. 21, 1949, in Independence.

He served in the U.S. Army between 1946 and 1948.

He graduated from the University of Oregon School of Business in 1952. He was a CPA partner in a Eugene firm, retiring in 1983.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Connie Bode of Chehalis, Wash., and Amy Rudolf of Mercer Island, Wash.; a son, Thomas of Seattle; and six grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday at the Robinswood House in Bellevue. Arrangements by Barton Family Funeral Home in Kirkland, Wash.

Remembrances to UO School of Business, Evergreen Hospice Services or Bellevue Botanical Gardens.

Elsie Aleck

SPRINGFIELD - Elsie Aleck of Springfield died July 4 of age-related causes at age 92.

She was born Feb. 12, 1916, in Mount Vernon, N.Y., to Hans and Elsie Muench Frost. She married Joseph Aleck Jr. on Sept. 28, 1974, in Virginia City, Nev. He died in 1984.

She graduated from the College of New Rochelle in 1938. She worked for more than 45 years as a medical laboratory technologist at various hospitals on the East and West coasts.

Survivors include two sons, Randy Manford of Springfield and Tim Manford of Twaine Harte, Calif., and three grandchildren.

A private service is planned. Arrangements by England's Eugene Memorial Chapel. Remembrances to The Nature Conservancy.

Gertrude Atkinson

Gertrude "Trudy" Atkinson of Eugene died July 7 of age-related causes at age 93. A memorial service will be held later.

She was born April 29, 1915, in Covina, Calif., to Paul and Marie Meinel. She married Theron Atkinson on June 1, 1935, in Covina. He died Oct. 26, 2001.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include three sons, Michael and Paul, both of Eugene, and Tim of Seoul, South Korea; three daughters, Sharon Hurst of Cotati, Calif., Trudie Atkinson of Springfield and Lorna Pletnikoff of Anchorage; a brother, Paul Meinel of Glendora, Calif.; two sisters, Ida Edgerton of Grants Pass and Ruth Sutton of Hugo; and 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Alden Boyd

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 12, at Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene for Alden "Al" Boyd of Eugene. He died June 28 of age-related causes at age 90. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Franklin Cemetery.

He was born May 29, 1918, in Naper, Neb., to George and Augusta Carlson Boyd.

Boyd graduated from Coburg High School in 1937. He served in the Army in Europe in World War II. He retired from active duty in 1962 and served in the Army Reserves until 1982. He worked for Georgia- Pacific for 20 years.

Survivors include a daughter, Gloria Carr of Springfield; two brothers, Robert of Cres well and Herbert of Albany; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Remembrances to American Legion Post 40 in Springfield.

Patricia Crasemann

A memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Monday, July 14, at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Eugene for Patricia "Pat" Widney Crasemann of Eugene. She died June 24 at age 83. The family chose not to list the cause of death.

She was born July 12, 1924, in New York City to Clarence and Catherine MacDonald Epstean. She married Bernd Crasemann in December 1999 in Eugene.

She attended Bryn Mawr College and graduated from the Juilliard School. She retired from the Eugene School District and had taught piano, kindergarten and magnet arts.

Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Holly Widney of San Diego; two sons, Peter Widney of Orinda, Calif., and Jonathan Widney of Scottsdale, Ariz.; two sisters, Catherine MacDonald of Denver and Mary Carlton of Fairport, N.Y.; and four grandchildren. A son, Christopher Widney, died in February 2007.

Arrangements by Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene. In lieu of flowers, remembrances to the Oregon Mozart Players, Mount Pisgah Arboretum or the Eugene Symphony.

News obituaries are a free service of The Register-Guard and are printed as space allows. The News Department will accept information on its standard obituary forms submitted through funeral homes or by the deceased's immediate family. Obituary information is available at (phone) 485-1234, Ext. 5534, or (fax) 683-7631.

Bonnie Davis

CRESWELL - A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 12, at Creswell Church of Christ for Bonnie Joy Davis of Creswell, who died July 7 of cancer at age 58.

She was born April 18, 1950, in Olympia to John and Joyce Vandeventer Bellamy. She married Dan Davis on Sept. 6, 1969, in Cottage Grove.

She was a graduate of Cres well High School. She was an administrative assistant in the accounting department at Weyer haeuser for 30 years, and payroll master for West Coast Trucking in Goshen.

Survivors include her husband; her parents; two daughters, Michelle Mercer and Kristin Swanson; two brothers, Jack Bellamy and Tim Bellamy; and four grandchildren.

Arrangements by Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel in Cottage Grove. Remembrances to American Cancer Society.

Suzanna Fontana-Kading

A potluck and celebration of life will be from noon to 2 p.m. July 26 at Scobert Gardens, 1180 W. Fourth Ave. in Eugene, for Suzanna Marie-Clairee_SFlbFontana-Kading of Eugene. She died June 27 at age 53. The family chose not to list the cause of death.

She was born Feb. 12, 1955, in Reno, Nev., to John and Claire Mura Fontana. She married William Kading in 1989 in Corvallis.

She attended the University of Geneva International School in the 1970s and later attended Lane Community College and Oregon State University.

She was a writer and artist.

Survivors include her father; three daughters, Jennifer Fontana of Portland and Kinneret Mercier, formerly known as Christine Fontana, and Shoshana Mercier, formerly known as Josephine Fontana, both of Naples, Fla.; a son, Ariel Winegar, formerly known as Ariel Fontana, of Prairie City; a sister, Christine Fontana of Versonnex, France; and a brother, Olivier Fontana of Pacheco, Calif.

Arrangements by Andreason's Cremation & Burial Service in Springfield. A display of Fontana-Kading's art will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. July 25 at 488 Blair Blvd., Unit 9. Remembrances to the Suzanna Fontana Memorial Fund at Our Federal Credit Union in Eugene.

Christina Green

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 12, at Berean Assembly of God in Springfield for Christina Green of Eugene, who died July 2 of heart failure. She was 40.

She was born June 16, 1968, to David and Hazel Mitchell Green. She attended Mapleton High School.

Survivors include her mother of Eugene; her grandmother, Lucille Mitchell of Wichita Falls, Texas; two brothers, Michael and David, both of Eugene; and a sister, Rebecca Green of Eugene.

Inurnment will be at West Lawn Memorial Park. Arrangements by Alpha Cremation Services of Eugene. Remembrances to the American Heart Association.

Melvin Herron

COTTAGE GROVE - A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. July 18 at Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel in Cottage Grove for Melvin L. "Mel" Herron of Cottage Grove. He died July 7 of age-related causes at age 88.

He was born Nov. 9, 1919, in Potawatomi, Kan., to John and Louenna Harrington Herron. He married Willie Mae "Billie" Willingham on Sept. 23, 1961, in Las Vegas.

Herron worked in construction for many years and operated Mel Herron Construction in Cottage Grove for 37 years.

Survivors include three daughters, Gail Miller and Evelyn Titus, both of Cottage Grove, and Dee Krichbaum of La Pine; two sons, Larry Wood of Cottage Grove and John Herron of Alberta; 15 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

His wife died May 6, 2006, and a daughter, Melba Duran, and sons, Mark Wood and Tommy Randolph, died previously. Remembrances to Hospice of Sacred Heart, Eugene.

William Holland

A potluck memorial will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 19 at the Parkside Mobile Home Park recreation center for William "Bill" Holland of Eugene, who died July 3 of heart failure at age 74.

He was born March 10, 1934, in Arvin, Calif., to James and Zada Sparks Holland. He married Mary Milliken on April 19, 1955, in Bakersfield, Calif.

He served in the Marine Corps during the Korean War. He worked as a truck driver.

Survivors?include his wife; two daughters,?Loretta Holland of Eugene and Debra Michels of Cottage Grove; a son, William "Rick" Jr. of Eloy, Ariz.; a sister, Roberta Stout of Lamont, Calif.; and three grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. A granddaughter, Jennifer Tafella, died March 22, 2007.

Arrangements by Springfield Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home. Remembrances to the William Holland Memorial Fund at Wells Fargo Bank.

Betty Jane Johnson

Betty Jane Johnson of Eugene died June 25 of age-related causes at age 83. A memorial service will be held in August.

She was born Jan. 17, 1925, in Peoria, Ill., to Bert and Jesse Sutton Hoover. She married Charley Johnson on Oct. 19, 1957, in Chicago. He died Jan. 30, 2001.

Survivors include a daughter, J.J. Johansson of Eugene; a son, Karl Johansson of Bradenton, Fla.; and five grand children.

Arrangements by Andreason's Cremation & Burial Service in Springfield. Remembrances to the Relief Nursery or to Cascade Hospice at Mc Kenzie-Willamette Hospital.

Charles Juza

BLUE RIVER - A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at 49985 Mc Kenzie Highway in Vida for Pud "Charles" Juza of Blue River, who died July 6 of cancer. He was 90.

He was born Oct. 30, 1917, in Bear Lake, Wis., to Albert and Mary Kunesh Juza. He married Helen Gygl on Aug. 20, 1947, in Rice Lake, Wis.

He was a chief warrant officer with the Navy from 1941 to 1947, serving in the Pacific fleet during World War II. He was a millwright for Blue River Veneer Lumber Co. for 22 years, and retired from Gem Lumber in Springfield in 1979.

Survivors include his wife; five sons, Carl of Vida, John of Auburn, Wash., Jim of Salmon, Idaho, Alan of Portland and Dan of Sweet Home; a daughter, Jane Juza-Bills of Blue River; two brothers, Eugene of Springfield and Robert of Rice Lake; and 18 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. A son, Paul, died in 1971.

Arrangements by Andreason's Cremation & Burial Service in Springfield. Remembrances to O'Brien Memorial Library in Blue River.

Rita Mathews

Rita Marie Mathews of Eugene died July 7 of age-related causes at age 91. No service is planned.

She was born June 7, 1917, in Detroit, Mich., to Leo and Florence Fre-bis Knaggs. She married Vern Mathews in Detroit on April 20, 1964.

She served two years in the Marines and worked as a secretary for Maxwell House Coffee for 20 years.

Her husband died Dec. 3, 2001, and an infant daughter, Flo, died previously.

Arrangements by Poole- Larsen Funeral Home, Eugene.

Robert Peters

SPRINGFIELD - Robert Allen Peters of Springfield died June 25 of a stroke at age 79. No service is planned.

He was born March 13, 1929, in Los Angeles to Frank and Velma Jackson Peters.

Peters had an eighth grade education. He was a farmer in Junction City, and as a janitor at Sacred Heart Hospital and in Bethel School District.

He is survived by a sister, Barbara Peters of Springfield.

Arrangements by Springfield Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home.

Harold Schmidt

CRESWELL - Harold W. Schmidt of Creswell died July 1 of age-related causes at age 85. A private service was held.

He was born June 8, 1923, in Merrill, Wis., to Herbert and Ella Kunz Schmidt. He married Virginia Fox in 1946 in Eugene. She died Aug. 13, 2005.

He worked as a truck driver, school bus driver and tour bus driver.

Survivors include a sister, Dorothy Davis, and a brother, Merlyn, both of Creswell.

Arrangements by West Lawn Memorial Park & Funeral Home in Eugene.
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