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William Addison William Robert Fountains Addison VC, Order of St. George (Russia) (18 September, 1883—7 January, 1962) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth  

BELLEVUE, Wash. - William M. "Bill" Addison of Bellevue, Wash., formerly of Eugene, died July 5 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 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 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.  School of Business in 1952. He was a CPA (Computer Press Association, Landing, NJ) An earlier membership organization founded in 1983 that promoted excellence in computer journalism. Its annual awards honored outstanding examples in print, broadcast and electronic media. The CPA disbanded in 2000.  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 Mer·cer Island  

A city of west-central Washington, coextensive with Mercer Island in Lake Washington near Seattle. It is primarily residential. Population: 22,300.
, 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 Mount Vernon, estate, United States
Mount Vernon, NE Va., overlooking the Potomac River near Alexandria, S of Washington, D.C.; home of George Washington from 1747 until his death in 1799.
, N.Y., to Hans and Elsie Muench Frost. She married Joseph Aleck Jr. on Sept. 28, 1974, in Virginia City Virginia City, uninc. village (1990 pop. 920), seat of Storey co., W Nev.; settled 1859. Now largely a tourist center, it was the site of the Comstock Lode and a major hub for the mining of silver and gold. It had some 11,000 inhabitants in 1880. , Nev. He died in 1984.

She graduated from the College of New Rochelle New Rochelle (rōshĕl`), city (1990 pop. 67,625), Westchester co., SE N.Y., on Long Island Sound; settled by Huguenots 1688, inc. as a village 1858, as a city 1899.  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 Nature Conservancy, nonprofit organization established in 1951 to preserve or aid in the preservation of natural environments. It protects wilderness areas in the United States and Canada and is affiliated with similar groups in Latin America and the Caribbean. .

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 American Legion, national association of male and female war veterans, founded (1919) in Paris. Membership is open to veterans of World Wars I and II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.  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 New York City: see New York, city.
New York City

City (pop., 2000: 8,008,278), southeastern New York, at the mouth of the Hudson River. The largest city in the U.S.
 to Clarence and Catherine MacDonald Epstean. She married Bernd Crasemann in December 1999 in Eugene.

She attended Bryn Mawr College Bryn Mawr College, at Bryn Mawr, Pa; undergraduate for women, graduate coeducational; opened 1885 by the Society of Friends, with a bequest from Joseph W. Taylor of Burlington, N.J. Modeled on a group curriculum plan at Johns Hopkins Univ.  and graduated from the Juilliard School Juilliard School

Internationally renowned school of the performing arts in New York, New York, U.S. It has its roots in the Institute of Musical Art (founded 1905) and a graduate school (1924) founded through an endowment from the financier Augustus D.
. She retired from the Eugene School District Eugene School District (4J) is a public school district in the U.S. state of Oregon. It serves the city of Eugene Elementary schools
  • Adams Elementary School
  • Alternative Kindergarten
  • Awbrey Park Elementary School
  • Bertha Holt Elementary School
 and had taught piano, kindergarten and magnet arts.

Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Holly Widney of San Diego San Diego (săn dēā`gō), city (1990 pop. 1,110,549), seat of San Diego co., S Calif., on San Diego Bay; inc. 1850. San Diego includes the unincorporated communities of La Jolla and Spring Valley. Coronado is across the bay. ; 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 Oregon Mozart Players is a professional chamber orchestra based in Eugene, Oregon. The orchestra presents six concert sets in a typical season, in addition to numerous small ensemble performances and recitals by guest artists. , Mount Pisgah Arboretum The Mount Pisgah Arboretum (85 ha / 209 acres) is a non-profit arboretum and botanical garden located within the Howard Buford Recreation Area (930 ha / 2,300 acre), between the Coast Fork of the Willamette River and the slopes of Mount Pisgah near Eugene-Springfield, Oregon,  or the Eugene Symphony The Eugene Symphony is an American orchestra based in Eugene, Oregon. Its home venue is the Silva Concert Hall at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts.

Approximately 22,000 people attend Eugene Symphony's classical and pops concert performances each year.
.

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 American Cancer Society,
n.pr established in 1913, this national volunteer-based health organization is committed to the elimination of cancer through prevention and treatment and to diminishing cancer suffering through advocacy, scholarship, research,
.

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 The University of Geneva (Université de Genève) is a university in Geneva, Switzerland. It was founded by John Calvin in 1559. Initially a theological seminary, it also taught law.  International School in the 1970s and later attended Lane Community College and 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. .

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 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.  & 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 Wichita Falls is a city in Wichita County, Texas, United States. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 104,197. It is the principal city of the Wichita Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area, which encompasses all of Archer, Clay and Wichita counties. ; 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 American Heart Association (AHA),
n.pr a national voluntary health agency that has the goal of increasing public and medical awareness of cardiovascular diseases and stroke, and thereby reducing the number of associated deaths and disabilities.
.

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 Korean War, conflict between Communist and non-Communist forces in Korea from June 25, 1950, to July 27, 1953. At the end of World War II, Korea was divided at the 38th parallel into Soviet (North Korean) and U.S. (South Korean) zones of occupation. . 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 mill·wright  
n.
One that designs, builds, or repairs mills or mill machinery.

Noun 1. millwright - a workman who designs or erects mills and milling machinery
 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 Leo, in astronomy
Leo [Lat.,=the lion], northern constellation lying S of Ursa Major and on the ecliptic (apparent path of the sun through the heavens) between Cancer and Virgo; it is one of the constellations of the zodiac.
 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 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 in Bethel School District Bethel School District may refer to:
  • Bethel School District (Oregon)
  • Bethel School District (Washington)
  • Bethel School District 82 in Illinois
.

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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