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Lawrence Anderson

SPRINGFIELD - The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, at Springfield Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home for Lawrence G. Anderson of Springfield, who died Sept. 23 of age-related causes. He was 91. Visitation will be from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

He was born Feb. 11, 1917, in Brookings, S.D., to Bernard and Sarah Seney Anderson. He married Irene Larson on Dec. 21, 1943, in Gary, S.D.

Anderson was a farmer and worked for a flax straw company in South Dakota. He served in the Army during World War II. He worked for Weyerhaeuser in the Springfield area until his retirement in 1981.

Survivors include two daughters, Janice Tackett of Springfield and Joyce Dull of Oregon City; seven grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. His wife died April 18, 2000. Three sons died previously: Russell in 1995, Ronald in 1998 and Roger in 2002.

Entombment will be in Springfield Memorial Gardens. Remembrances to Shriners Children's Hospital in Portland.

Margerete Andrew

REEDSPORT - The funeral will be at 11 a.m. today, Sept. 27, at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church in Reedsport for Margerete Elizabeth Andrew of Reedsport. She died Sept. 23 of age-related causes at age 91. A rosary service will be at 10:30 a.m. today at the church. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Lane Memorial Gardens in Eugene.

She was born Feb. 24, 1917, in Aurora, Neb., to Arthur and Josephine Erdman Schneider. She married Noel Andrew on May 19, 1939, in Hereford, Texas.

She worked as an executive secretary for a draft board.

Survivors include a son, Paul of Eugene; six grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. Her husband, a daughter, Bonnie Schafer, and two grandsons, Mike Schafer and Patrick Schafer, died previously.

Arrangements by Dunes Memorial Chapel in Reedsport.

Ruth Bowers

A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at Lost Valley Educational Center in Dexter for Ruth Mildred "Duffy" Penney Bowers of Eugene. She died Sept. 25 of age-related causes at age 86.

She was born Dec. 12, 1921, in Big Beaver, Mich., to William and Gertrude Gabelman Penney. She married William Bowers in 1941 in Big Beaver.

Survivors include four children, Lynn Bowers and Beverly Schriver, both of Eugene, William Bowers of Topsfield, Mass., and Amy Bartlett of Port Aransas, Texas; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Her husband died previously.

Arrangements by Major Family Funeral Home in Springfield.

Betty Boylan

The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29, at Rest-Haven Memorial Park & Funeral Home in Eugene for Betty Jean Boylan of Eugene, who died Sept. 24 of age-related causes. She was 87. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

She was born March 15, 1921, in Hillyard, Wash., to James and Esther Whitman Heron. She married Leonard Boylan on Oct. 19, 1941, in Eugene.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include a daughter, Karen Hafdahl of Eugene; two sons, James of Salem and Gary of Marietta, Ga.; a sister, Gladys Henderer of Eugene; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Her husband died in 1996.

Burial will be in Rest-Haven Memorial Park. Remembrances to Signature Hospice in Eugene.

Dolores Brechtbill

A celebration of life will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, at Sheldon Oaks Retirement Center in Eugene for Dolores "Dee" Brechtbill of Eugene, who died Sept. 23 of age-related causes. She was 91.

She was born July 4, 1917, in South Bend, Wash., to Charles and Mary Holme Wicks. She married Bruce Brechtbill on Feb. 25, 1942, in Riverton, Wash.

She graduated from Kent High School in 1935 and from Mary Stone Beauty School in 1939. She was a homemaker, worked as a beautician and was co-owner of Brechtbill Nursery.

Survivors include two daughters, Cheryl Dee O'Connor of London and Valerie Brechtbill of Portland; and three grandchildren. Her husband died in February 1973.

Private inurnment will be in Rest-Haven Memorial Park in Eugene. Arrangements by England's Eugene Memorial Chapel.

Steven Carter

Steven Ray Carter of Oregon City, formerly of the Springfield area, died Sept. 23 of complications of diabetes. He was 45. A private memorial service is planned.

He was born Feb. 5, 1963, in Eugene to J.D. and Maxine Parker Carter.

He attended Thurston High School in Springfield.

Survivors include his wife, Trisha Cromwell Carter; two daughters, Melissa Cromwell and Jennifer Andrews; a son, John Andrews; two sisters, Iris Ridenour and Diane Gagnier, both of Salt Lake City; a brother, Cary of Springfield; and four grandchildren.

Arrangements by Crown Memorial Center in Milwaukie.

Samuel Darling

SPRINGFIELD - Samuel M. Darling of Springfield died Sept. 25 of age-related causes. He was 91. No service is planned.

He was born Jan. 13, 1917, in Bradenton, Fla., to Samuel and Maude Rodgers Darling. He married Janet Parsons on June 21, 1940, in St. Paul, Minn. She died April 28, 1996. He married Winnifred Randolph on Jan. 7, 2000, in Crystal Lake, Ill. She died Nov. 4, 2003.

Darling held a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Carl ton College and master's and doctoral degrees in chemistry from Case Western University. He worked as a research chemist for more than 40 years for Standard Oil of Ohio and British Petroleum.

Survivors include two sons, Paul of Switzerland and Bruce of Blue River; a daughter, Anne Nottingham of Little Rock, Ark.; 12 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. A son, Joe, died Sept. 27, 2006, and a great-granddaughter, Amanda, died Nov. 28, 2000.

Arrangements by Springfield Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home.

Ian Harper

SPRINGFIELD - A celebration of life will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, at Emerald Park in Eugene for Ian "Shine" Harper of Springfield. He died Sept. 13 of unknown causes, pending a toxicology report. He was 30.

He was born Nov. 14, 1977, in Carroll County, Georgia.

He was a musician and a college freshman.

Survivors include his life partner of 13 years, Kymberly Krasnow; his parents, Donnie Harper of Bremen, Ga., and Joan Lance Rescigno of Eugene; and seven siblings, Jonathan Harper of Bremen, Kali Rescigno and Paul Rescigno, both of Eugene, Rosa Christman of Syracuse, N.Y., and Timmy Lane, Joey Lane and Cynthia Lane, all of Buchanan, Ga.

Arrangements by Hightower Funeral Home in Bremen, Ga.

Andrew Haywood

SPRINGFIELD - A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, at Camp Creek Cemetery for Andrew Haywood of Springfield, who died Sept. 21 of renal failure. He was 64. Visitation will be from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday at Major Family Funeral Home in Springfield.

Haywood was born Sept. 13, 1944, in Silver City, Miss., to John and Eunice Stewart Haywood.

He was a high school graduate. He worked in the automotive industry as a bumper straightener and was an iron worker.

Survivors include his wife, Gwendolyn; six sons, D.J. Haywood of Seattle, William Johnson Jr. of Clackamas, Anthony Johnson, Tyrone Johnson and Carlos Johnson, all of Eugene, and Andrew Johnson of Woodburn; six daughters, Antreese Draton of Detroit, Valarie Balfour of New Jersey, Rosita Johnson of Eugene, Katrina Johnson and Nina Johnson, both of Springfield, and Batina Johnson of Hahira, Ga.; two sisters, Ivory Haywood of Seattle and La Vaughn of Canton, Miss.; four brothers, Spencer Haywood of Detroit, Lee Roy Haywood of Oak Park, Mich., Floyd Haywood of France and James Wright of Detroit; 32 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Major Family Funeral Home in Springfield.

Gladys Weaver

JUNCTION CITY - Gladys Adalia Weaver of Junction City died Sept. 24 of age-related causes. She was 91. No service is planned.

She was born June 10, 1917, in Haigler, Neb., to Harve and Flossie Stauss Bartels. She married Carter Weaver on April 19, 1937, in Colorado. He died Jan. 29, 2006.

She attended high school in Imperial, Neb., and was a homemaker.

Survivors include a son, Lorren of King Salmon, Alaska; a daughter, Naomi Brummett of Lilliwaup, Wash.; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by West Lawn Memorial Park & Funeral Home in Eugene.

Timothy Williams

CRESWELL - A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 29, at West Lawn Memorial Park & Funeral Home in Eugene for Timothy Ben Williams of Creswell. He died Sept. 24 of complications following surgery. He was 49. Following the service, a celebration of life will be held at Central Grange in Eugene.

He was born Oct. 30, 1958, in Eugene to Bennie and Volena Slaven Williams. He married Linda Hornaday on July 30, 1982, in Eugene.

Williams graduated from Elmira High School in 1976 and received an associate's degree in welding from Lane Community College. He worked as a janitor for Global Tech Building Services Inc.

Survivors include his wife; his mother, Volena Williams of Eugene; two daughters, Leah Williams and Jena Williams, both of Creswell; and two brothers, Harvey of Junction City and Matthew of Cheshire.

Burial will be in West Lawn Memorial Park.

Obituary information is available at (phone) 485-1234, Ext. 5534, or (fax) 683-7631.
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Date:Sep 27, 2008
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