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Elsie Beck

SPRINGFIELD - A celebration of life potluck will be held at 11 a.m. Aug. 8 at Meadow Park in Springfield for Elsie Lola Bogart Beck of Springfield, who died July 26 of age-related causes. She was 77.

She was born Feb. 1, 1932, in Sweet Grass County, Montana.

She was a high school graduate. She worked as a bartender at Jim's Landing in Springfield for 30 years.

Survivors include three sons, Brad Landers of Lebanon, Scott Landers and Mike Lemmon; two sisters, Dorothy Thompson of Klamath Falls and Shirley Cole of Harrisburg; three brothers, Donald Bogart of Portland, Glen Bogart of Springfield and Douglas Bogart of West Richland, Wash.; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Affordable Burial & Cremation in Newport. Remembrances to Safe Haven Humane Society in Albany.

Leonard Edmondson

The graveside funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 7, at Sunset Hills Cemetery in Eugene for Leonard Frank Edmondson of Eugene.

He died July 26 of complications from a fall at age 85.

He was born June 18, 1924, in Wellington, Kan., to David and Alice Wiggins Edmondson.

He married Mary Whiting.

Edmondson had a high school education.

He served in the Air Force, stationed in Saipan during World War II. He worked on Minuteman missiles for McDonald Douglas aerospace division at Vandenberg Air Force Base.

Survivors include a daughter, Katharine Kieffer of Medford; a son, David of Santa Maria, Calif.; and four grandchildren. His wife died May 26, 1998.

Arrangements by Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene.

Charlotte Frank

COTTAGE GROVE - A memorial Mass will be celebrated at noon Friday, Aug. 7, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Cottage Grove for Charlotte Anne "Charlie" Frank of Cottage Grove. She died July 29 of cancer at age 73.

She was born Feb. 15, 1936, in Lisbon, N.H., to Roscoe and Irene Bovat Deming. She married Carl Frank on Feb. 7, 1959, in North Bellmore, N.Y.

She graduated from high school in Enosburg, Vt., and graduated from nursing school as a registered nurse.

She worked as a registered nurse in various hospitals and was also a paramedic.

Survivors include her husband; a son, Carl Jr. of Yorba Linda, Calif.; three daughters, Laura Pursglove of Alpine, Calif., Carol Christian of Durango, Colo., and Sue Baldwin of Sweet Home; two brothers, Maurice Deming of Lisbon,, and Bruce Deming of Enosburg Falls; and 14 grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances to the church.

Arrangements by Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel in Cottage Grove.

Harold Gammell

SPRINGFIELD - The graveside funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, at Sunset Hills Cemetery in Eugene for Harold Joseph Gammell of Springfield. He died July 29 of respiratory arrest at age 56.

He was born Sept. 22, 1952, in Eugene to Floyd and Maxine Armstrong Gammell. He married Donna Richardson on June 25, 1973, in Eugene.

Gammell graduated from Willamette High School and attended Lane Community College. He worked as a janitor at the federal courthouse in Eugene for many years.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Kenneth of Albany; three daughters, Michelle Gammell and Kristy Gammell, both of Springfield, and Jennifer Gammell of Eugene; three brothers, Leroy of Marcola, Gary of Sheridan and Larry of Monroe; three sisters, Ida Faye Edgar of Veneta, Carol Korte of Texas and Hellen McGough of California; and 14 grandchildren. A granddaughter, Kassandra Gammell, died in 1998.

Arrangements by Sunset Hills Cemetery & Funeral Home. Remembrances to the American Diabetes Association.

Jack Rowe

John D. "Jack" Rowe of Veneta died July 10 of age-related causes. He was 87. No service is planned.

He was born June 17, 1922, in Colorado to Peter and Ann Jacob Rowe.

Rowe served in the Army Air Corps during the Korean War. He worked as a federal customs inspector.

Survivors include a son, Robert of Walton; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Neptune Cremation Service in Portland.

Robert Sorter

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5, at Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene for Robert "Bob" Sorter of Eugene, who died July 31 at age 72. The family chose not to list the cause of death. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time Wednesday at the funeral home.

He was born Aug. 9, 1936, in Aberdeen, Wash., to Marvin and Mary Thumser Sorter. He married Deanna Rainbolt on Sept. 30, 1961, in Siletz.

Sorter served as a corpsman in the Navy for three years. He held a bachelor's degree from Oregon State University. He worked as a salesman for Square Deal Lumber Co. in Springfield, retiring in 2001.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Scott of Aurora, Colo., and Craig of Seaside; a brother, Donald of Myrtle Creek; and three grandchildren.

Private burial will be in Springfield Memorial Gardens.

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Date:Aug 1, 2009
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