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Margaret Ambrose

JUNCTION CITY - Margaret Jane Ambrose of Junction City died Dec. 25 of colon cancer. She was 90. No service is planned.

She was born Sept. 30, 1918, in Wasco, Calif., to S.D. and Mary Tingley Baker. She married Raymond Ambrose on June 3, 1938, in Fullerton, Calif.

She graduated from Fullerton High School in 1936. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include a daughter, Margie Nimmo of Junction City; a brother, Delbert Baker of Veneta; five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Her husband died in 2003 and a daughter, Erleen Ryan and a grandson died previously.

Private family inurnment will be in Santa Rosa, Calif. Arrangements by Murphy-Musgrove Funeral Home in Junction City.

Bonnie Buck

CROW - Bonnie Lou Buck of Crow died Dec. 22 of cardiac arrest. She was 66. No service is planned.

She was born Sept. 1, 1942, in Sunbury, Pa., to Roy and Maude Duttry Rettinger. She married Richard Buck on Aug. 20, 1970, in Honolulu.

She held a master's degree from the University of Hawaii and worked in the special education division for the State of Hawaii. She founded the Wildlife Home Care Network.

Survivors include her husband and a sister, Jane Zimmerman of Selinsgrove, Pa.

Arrangements by Rest-Haven Memorial Park & Funeral Home in Eugene.

Frank Corbett

REEDSPORT - Frank Dean Corbett of Reedsport died Dec. 24 of heart failure. He was 47. No service is planned.

He was born Jan. 30, 1961, in Pendleton to Kenneth and Penny Chapman Corbett.

He graduated from high school in Ramona, Calif. He worked as a chef on Catalina Island and at Cottage Grove Country Club, McGrath's Fish House in Eugene, Riptide in Newport and as manager at TR's in Winchester Bay. He worked as a bartender at the Basin in Charleston, as a tuna fisherman, as a trucker and a musician.

Survivors include his parents; grandfather, Daryl Chapman; a brother, Tony of Silverton; and a sister, Amy Harding of Canby.

Arrangements by Dunes Memorial Chapel in Reedsport.

Elton Englund

VENETA - Elton Dwain Englund of Veneta died Dec. 25 of heart-related causes. He was 68. No service is planned.

He was born Nov. 24, 1940, in Eugene to Murl and Ruth Hoyt Englund.

He served in the Navy and was a millworker.

Survivors include a son, Eric of Portland; two daughters, LaVonne Lake and Deanne Englund, both of Omaha, Neb.; two brothers, Robert and Arie; a sister, Darlene Turner; and two grandchildren.

Burial will be in West Lawn Memorial Park in Eugene. Arrangements by Alpha Immediate Cremation Services in Springfield.

Neal Ford

SPRINGFIELD - A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, at the Bellfountain Church for Neal Eugene Ford of Springfield, who died Dec. 27 of age-related causes. He was 77.

He was born Oct. 24, 1931, in Shamrock, Texas, to Finis and Clara Waggoner Ford. He married Betty Rainey in 1990 in Corvallis.

Ford worked as a mechanic.

Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Annie Ford of Albuquerque, N.M., Sherrill Ford-Torres of Monroe and Katie Turner of Bakersfield, Calif.; two stepsons, John Collins of Bellfountain and Gary Collins of Ohio; two stepdaughters, Janie Brown of Coburg and Vonnie Bittner of Salem; three sisters, Irma Bradley of Washington, Mildred Savage of California and Jean Dean of Oregon; 13 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and many step-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Major Family Funeral Home in Springfield.

James Hofenbredl

JUNCTION CITY - A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Jan. 10 at Junction City United Methodist Church for James L. Hofenbredl of Junction City, who died Dec. 25 of cancer. He was 66.

He was born April 18, 1942, in Scio to Louis and Mary Herbach Hofenbredl.

He married Charlene Morrison on March 17, 1979, in Junction City.

Hofenbredl graduated from Junction City High School in 1960 and held an associate's degree from Lane Community College. He owned and operated Hofenbredl LLC, a floor covering installation business, for more than 20 years.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Andy Heider of Albany and Jay Borgaard of Grand Junction, Colo.; a sister, Nancy Green of Lebanon; and two grandchildren.

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

Elton Humphrey

SPRINGFIELD - A celebration of life will be held at 12:30 p.m. Jan. 18 at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3965 in Springfield for Elton Ross Humphrey of Springfield,?who died Dec. 11 of age-related causes. He was 80.

He was born Sept. 21, 1928, in Eugene to Ross and Gertrude Ruthaven Humphrey.

Humphrey graduated from Pleasant Hill High School in 1945. He served in the Navy as a Seabee from 1945 to 1948 in Alaska and Guam. He worked as a log truck driver in Western Oregon for 35 years.

Survivors include two sons, Gerald of Bend and John of Waldport; two daughters, Teresa Peterson of Pleasant Hill and Debra Humphrey of Springfield; a sister, Alma Radich of Springfield; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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

Tracy Jones

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Jan. 17 at Lansby's Place Clubhouse in Eugene for Tracy Jones of Eugene, who died Dec. 23 of heart-related?causes. He was 38.

He was born April 4, 1970, in Gold Beach.

He was a college student and a fine arts graduate of Southwestern Oregon Community College. He was an artist and a musician.

Survivors include his mother, Dolly Belcher; and his sister, Kelly Hyde of Eugene.

Arrangements by Alpha Immediate Cremation Services in Springfield. Remembrances to the Tracy Jones Memorial Fund at SELCO Community Credit Union.

Helen McFarland

DRAIN - Helen Ernestine McFarland of Drain died Dec. 28 of age-related causes. She was 95. A private family celebration of life will be in Chatsworth,?Calif.

She was born April 22, 1913, in Sherman, Calif., to Charles and Ida Higgins Gansert. She married Ben McFarland on Dec. 19, 1936, in Los Angeles.

She graduated from Owensmouth High School in Canoga Park, Calif., and worked as an elementary school secretary.

Survivors include a son, Keith of Drain; a sister, Lois Harmer of Cypress; six grandchildren and 18 great-grand-children. Her husband and a son, Kenneth, died previously.

Blanche Miller

JUNCTION CITY - A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 10 at Harrisburg Church of God (Seventh Day) for Blanche Lily Miller of Junction City, who died Dec. 18 of age-related causes. She was 87.

She was born Nov. 1, 1921, in Atoka, Okla., to Ed and Florence Williams Severson. She married Albert Miller on July 22, 1944, in Harrisburg.

She graduated from Harrisburg High School in 1941. She worked as food service supervisor for the Junction City School District until her retirement in 1978 and was an ambassador and club organizer for Country Coach.

Survivors include three sisters, Hazel McGill of Marion, Violet Warner of GanYaune, Israel and Jeannie Warner of Lewiston, Idaho; and two brothers, Clarence Severson of Lodi, Calif., and Leo Severson of Stockton, Calif. Her husband died June 5, 1976.

Private burial will be on Alford Cemetery in Harrisburg. Arrangements by Weddle Funeral Services in Stayton. Remembrances to the church for its building fund.

Fred Perkins

COTTAGE GROVE - A celebration of life will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 4, in the cafetorium at Cottage Grove High School for Freddy Allan "Fred" Perkins of Cottage Grove, who died Dec. 27 of cancer. He was 60. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel in Cottage Grove.

He was born April 22, 1948, in Westwood, Calif., to James and Martha White Perkins. He married Sandra Olson on June 3, 1969, in Cottage Grove.

Perkins graduated from Cottage Grove High School in 1967. He served in the Marines in Vietnam. He received an associate's degree in electronics from Lane Community College and worked in the electrical wholesale business for many years.

Survivors include his wife; his mother, Lorene Perkins of Cottage Grove; two sons, David and Tom, both of Cottage Grove; three sisters, Sue Allen and Glenda Klansnic, both of Cottage Grove, and Lenora Stewart of Crooked River; and two grandchildren.

Remembrances to the Sandra Perkins Assistance Fund.

Michael Plouff

Michael Keith Plouff of Eugene died Dec. 24 of renal failure. He was 53. No service is planned.

He was born July 9, 1955, in Roseburg to Edward and Jean Congdon Plouff.

He graduated from Roseburg High School in 1973 and held a bachelor's degree from the University of Oregon. He worked as a builder, teacher and craftsman.

He is survived by a son, Eli Plouff of Eugene; and four siblings.

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

Paul Rohne

Paul F. Rohne of Eugene died Dec. 26 of age-related causes. He was 91. No service is planned.

He was born June 11, 1917, in Eugene to Frank and Bessie Rohne. He married Jessie Mae Skinner on May 19, 1941, in Longview, Wash. She died in 1989. He married Eula Hill on April 10, 1992, in Hawaii.

He worked as a carpenter and cabinet maker for Olson Cabinet Shop in Eugene, retiring in 1963, and worked in television repair.

Survivors include his wife, seven stepchildren and numerous stepgrandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Lane Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home in Eugene.

Maria Schaefer

JUNCTION CITY - Maria Schaefer of Junction City died Dec. 29 of age-related causes. She was 90. No service is planned.

She was born April 25, 1918, in Rothenfels am Main, Germany, to Karl and Margareta Vogel Schaupp. She married Peter Schaefer on April 1, 1941, in Linz, Austria.

She was a homemaker and was educated through the 10th grade.

She is survived by a son, Karl Schaefer of Brookfield, Wis. Her husband died April 26, 1985.

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

Harold Sweeney

Harold Laverne Sweeney of Prescott, Ariz., formerly of Eugene, died Dec. 23 of age-related causes. He was 86. No service is planned.

He was born May 6, 1922, in Surrey, N.D., to Cyrus and Mable Sweeney.

He married Marvel McGovern in 1948. She died in 1978. He married Connie Slorby in 1984.

Sweeney was an airplane mechanic in World War II. He worked for 29 years as a sheet metalman for Hills Brothers Coffee in San Francisco.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Patrick of Eugene and Kevin of California; two daughters, Colleen Sweeney and Shannon Sweeney, both of Arizona; a brother, Lawrence of Everett, Wash.; and six grandchildren.

Arrangements by Heritage Memorial Mortuary in Prescott, Ariz.

Gordon Wall

JUNCTION CITY - Gordon Walter "Gordy" Wall of Junction City died Dec. 24 of complications of surgery. He was 69. A Mass will be celebrated later.

He was born Nov. 12, 1939, in Santa Ana, Calif., to Irvin and Agnes Tucker Wall. He married Ruth Balwinski on May 9, 1964, in Marquette, Mich.

He took two years of electronics education and worked as an electronics service technician for Xerox Corp. until he was disabled at age 35.

Survivors include five siblings, Bob, Bill and Wally, all of Salem, Don of Aloha and Helen of Albany. His wife died Nov. 13, 2008.

Arrangements by All Cremation Services in Eugene. Remembrances to the Boy Scouts of America.

Ruth Wall

JUNCTION CITY - Ruth Marie "Radar" Wall of Junction City died Nov. 13 of diabetes. She was 64. A memorial Mass will be celebrated later.

She was born May 21, 1944, in Marquette, Mich., to Florian and Florence Burch Balwinski. She married Gordon Wall on May 9, 1964, in Marquette.

She graduated from Bishop Baraga High School in Marquette. She worked as a hairdresser for several years and was a homemaker.

She is survived by a brother, Phillip Balwinski of Racine, Wis. Her husband survived her, but died Dec. 24, 2008.

Arrangements by All Cremation Services in Eugene. Remembrances to the American Diabetes Association.

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