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Maurine Arthur

The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at Gates Community Church for Maurine H. Arthur of Pasco, Wash., formerly of the Eugene area. She died Nov. 8 of Alzheimer's disease at age 92. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today, Nov. 14, at Fisher Funeral Home in Albany.

She was born Dec. 14, 1915, in Chico, Texas to A.V. and Ollie Howell Herron. She married Ray Arthur on March 10, 1938, in Vancouver, Wash.

She was a high school graduate. She worked as a bookkeeper for the Eugene School District from the early 1950s to 1990.

Survivors include a daughter, Marlene McCary of Mesa, Wash.; a brother, Pat Herron of Mount Shasta, Calif.; three grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Following the service, burial will be in Gates Fairview Cemetery.

Hazel Birchard

SPRINGFIELD - A graveside memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, at Lane Memorial Gardens in Eugene for Hazel Louise Birchard of Springfield, who died Nov. 12 of age-related causes. She was 86. A reception will follow at 1 p.m. Tuesday at 1701 Centennial Blvd. in Springfield.

She was born Jan. 13, 1922, in Milwaukie to Joe and Etta Berges Nelson. She married Kenneth Birchard on Oct. 26, 1946, in Milwaukie.

She had a high school education and worked in insurance and retail businesses.

Survivors include her husband; a son, Ronald of Lodi, Calif.; a sister, Frances Bowers of Herndon, Va.; and four grandchildren. A daughter, Barbra Dillon, died in February 1999.

Irene Dooley

A graveside service will be held at noon Saturday, Nov. 15, at Forestvale Memorial Park in Oakridge for Irene Mavis Dooley of Eugene. She died Nov. 11 of age-related causes at age 77.

She was born Feb. 6, 1931, in Brinkley, Ark., to Charlie and Gracie Hamm Coleman.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include two daughters, Clara Tillery of Oakridge and Gracie Gitchel of La Pine; two sons, Floyd of Crow and Bennie of Los Angeles; four sisters, Lilly Miller of Hanford, Calif., Lottie Dooley of Wasco, Calif., Lithia Mae Cline of Albany and Christine Lehnherr of Willamina; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Her husband, Ben Dooley and a son, Donnie, died previously.

Arrangements by Oakridge Chapel of the Woods.

Beverly Ferguson

A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16, at Roaring Rapids Pizza in Eugene for Beverly Jean Ferguson of Eugene, who died Nov. 11 of age-related causes. She was 77.

She was born March 27, 1931, in Anselm, N.D., to A.W. "Bill" and Margaret Christman Mark. She married Wally Elliott in March 1948 in Stevens, Wash. She married Eugene Ferguson in 1968 in Nevada.

She attended school in Sheldon, N.D. She worked as a certified nursing assistant in various locations, including McKenzie Manor Marquis Care, Springfield.

Survivors include five daughters, Kay Roemen, Peggy Rombold, Leraine Choquette and Beverly Mark, all of Eugene, and Kathy Reese of Bremerton, Wash.; a brother, Donald Mark of Oakridge; two sisters, Delores Weideman of Vale and Karen Cable of San Diego; 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Three husbands, Wallace Elliott, Eugene Ferguson and Leonard Shum died previously.

Arrangements by Andreason's Cremation & Burial Service in Springfield. Remembrances to Hospice of Sacred Heart.

Gerald Morrison Jr.

PHILOMATH - A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at Bethel Temple in Eugene for Gerald George Morrison Jr. of Philomath, formerly of Eugene, who died Oct. 24. The family chose not to list the cause of death. He was 53.

Morrison was born Dec. 29, 1954, in Los Angeles to Gerald and Versie Shankle Morrison. He married Bea Graf on Sept. 20, 1997, in Eugene.

He held associate's degrees in general studies and applied science painting and was studying social and behavioral sciences. He was a journeyman painter and published poet.

Survivors include his wife, Bea Graf; his mother, Versie Shankle of Los Angeles; two daughters, Aubren Scofield of Kennewick, Wash. and Myja Lark of Texas; two sons, Dant and Andr, both of Eugene; two brothers, Roy Lee Samuels Sr. of Eugene and Eric Morrison of Los Angeles; a sister, Lora Jean Bobo of Fairbanks; and three grandchildren.

Arrangements by DeMoss-Durdan Funeral Home in Corvallis.

Dorothy Purkerson

JUNCTION CITY - The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at Poole-Larsen Funeral Home for Dorothy Merle Purkerson of Junction City, who died Nov. 12 of age-related causes. She was 95. Private burial will be Saturday at Sunset Hills Memorial Gardens in Eugene.

She was born April 18, 1913, in Goldson to John and Elma Stogsdill Purkerson. She married Erron Purkerson.

She attended Goldson Elementary School. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include three sons, Robert "Warren" of Junction City, Merlin of Crow and Kenneth of Days Creek; two brothers, John Herbert of Salem and Dewey Herbert of Noti; a sister, Evelyn Aronson of Salem; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Her husband died in 1974.

Arrangements by Poole-Larsen Funeral Home in Eugene.

Dorothy Schafer

REEDSPORT - The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at St. John Catholic Church in Reedsport for Dorothy Margaret Schafer of Reedsport, who died Nov. 11 of age-related causes. She was 97. Rosary will be at 6:30 p.m. today, Nov. 14, at the church.

She was born Dec. 31, 1910, in Idaho Springs, Colo., to Emma and Emil Johnson.

She married Marion "Lyle" Schafer on Dec. 17, 1932, in Vancouver, Wash.

She took college courses and worked as a secretary for International paper in Gardiner until 1975.

Survivors include two sons, Bob Schafer of Eugene and David Schafer of Camarillo, Calif.; a daughter, Lynn Read of Keizer; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Her husband and two sons, Paul and Jim, died previously.

Arrangements by Dunes Memorial Chapel in Reedsport.

Jerry Weinstein

Jerry Bernard Weinstein of Eugene died Oct. 31 at age 72. The family chose not to list the cause of death. No service is planned.

He was born Sept. 1, 1936, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Irving and Mae Mepos Weinstein.

Weinstein graduated from Fairfax High School in Los Angeles.

He operated several independent bookstores in Los Angeles and owned Emerald City Fine Books in Eugene.

Survivors include three sons, Marc Weinstein of Eugene, Jay Weinstein of Fremont, Calif. and Mark Marlow of San Antonio; four daughters, Honey Scappa of Los Angeles, Teri Moh of Cypress, Calif., Jackie Leung of Foster City, Calif., and Vicky Marlow of Fremont, Calif.; five brothers, Murray of New York, Sam, Ben and Bob, all of California and Lou of Hawaii; two sisters, Leah Keren and Francis Siegel, both of California; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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

William Wright

SPRINGFIELD - A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. Dec. 6 at Victory Tabernacle in Springfield for William W. "Bill" Wright of Springfield, who died Nov. 9 of respiratory failure. He was 64.

He was born July 16, 1944, in Toledo, Ore., to Richard and Maxine Quick Wright. He married Annetta Charlene Jenkins on May 17, 1963, in Springfield.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Daren of Springfield; a daughter, Dawn Briggs of Amity; a sister, Glynda Straw of Medford; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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

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