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Florence Abraham

SPRINGFIELD - A celebration of life will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at Willamalane Adult Activity Center for Florence Evelyn Abraham of Springfield, who died Oct. 23. The family chose not to list the cause of death. She was 87.

She was born in Newport on Feb. 27, 1922, to Lewis and Ada May Smith. She married Don Abraham on April 4, 1943, in Newport. They later divorced.

She worked as a bookkeeper for Springfield Public Schools The Springfield Public Schools is a comprehensive community public school district serving students in Kindergarten through 12th grade from Springfield Township, in Union County, New Jersey, United States. .

Survivors include two sons, Dennis of Portland and Jim of Auburn, Wash.; two daughters, Cheri Goodman of Prine ville and Becky Abraham of Lake Oswego; two sisters, Mary Grafious of Seattle and Rachel Zenk of Portland; a brother, Palmer Smith of Lake Oswego; and nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Major Family Funeral Home in Springfield. Remembrances to Willamalane Adult Activity Center.

Francis Benton

A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16, at Rest-Haven Memorial Park in Eugene for Francis D. Benton of Eugene, who died Nov. 11 of age-related causes. He was 93.

He was born Sept. 13, 1916, in Redmond, to Earl and Clara Woods Benton.

He graduated from high school in Creswell. He served in the U.S. Army in World War II, from 1942 to 1945.

He worked as a carpenter, millworker and woodworker, and his employers included Lane Plywood and Midgley's Planing Mill.

Survivors include a daughter, Karla Stout of Eugene; a brother, Norman of Creswell; and three grandchildren. A daughter, Beverly, died previously.

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

Robert Berkley

A memorial will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, at the Hilyard Community Center in Eugene for Robert F. Berkley of Eugene, who died Nov. 9 of complications from Alzheimer's disease. He was 83.

He was born May 17, 1926, in Homewood, Ill., to Robert and Viola Polen Berkley. He married Barbara Berkley in Eugene on May 26, 1985.

He received a bachelor's degree from Peabody College in 1952, and a master's degree in education from the University of Illinois University of Illinois may refer to:
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (flagship campus)
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
  • University of Illinois at Springfield
  • University of Illinois system
It can also refer to:
 in 1958.

He served as a Sonarman Second Class in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a junior high school teacher and principal for 32 years.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Sarah Berkley of Eugene and Nancy Wigren of Sammamish, Wash.; and two grandchildren.

Arrangements by Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene. Remembrances to the Alzheimer's Association, the Eugene Education Fund or Planned Parenthood.

Nathan Edwards

COTTAGE GROVE - The funeral will be at 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at the Living Faith Assembly Church in Cottage Grove for Nathan Steven Edwards of Cottage Grove, who died Nov. 10 as a result of premature birth. He was a newborn.

He was born Nov. 10, 2009, to Joel and Lisa Hamar Edwards.

Survivors include his parents; his grandparents, Jim and Bonnie Edwards of Cottage Grove, Sid and Sandy Hamar of La Pine and Vickie Hamar of Cres well; a brother, David Edwards of Cottage Grove; great-grandparents Donald Hamar of La Pine, Arra and Ruth Ryker of Pleasant Hill and John and Clara Edwards of Cottage Grove; and great-great-grandmother Senia Hickel of La Pine.

Arrangements by Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Home in Cottage Grove. Remembrances to the Children's Miracle Network The Children's Miracle Network (CMN) is an international non-profit organization that raises funds for Children's hospitals, medical research and community awareness of children's health issues. .

Clayton Jackson

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at the First Christian Church First Christian Church can refer to:
  • First Christian Church, Winfield, Kansas Website
  • First Christian Church, Athens, Alabama
  • First Christian Church, Little Rock, Arkansas
  • First Christian Church, Lonoke, Arkansas
 in Bloomington, Ill., for Clayton W. Jackson of Bloomington, formerly of Eugene, who died Nov. 8 of age-related causes. He was 87.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 pm. Friday, Nov. 13, at Kibler-Smith Memorial Home in Bloomington, and burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 16, at the Camp Butler National Cemetery Camp Butler National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery located a few miles northeast of Springfield and a few miles southwest of Riverton, a small town nearby to Springfield, in Sangamon County, Illinois.  in Springfield, Ill.

He was born Sept. 23, 1922, in Calgary, Alberta, to Harry and Rhue Morris Jackson. He married May Emily Futter on June 2, 1951, in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho Coeur d'Alene (IPA: [kɚ də liːn]) is the county seat and largest city of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. .

He attended Northwest Christian College Northwest Christian College is a private, liberal arts college located in Eugene, Oregon and is affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the Independent Christian Churches/Churches of Christ.  in Eugene, Brite Divinity School Brite Divinity School is affiliated with and located at Texas Christian University. It is also affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Along with being accredited by the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Brite is approved by the University Senate of the  in Fort Worth, Texas Fort Worth is the fifth-largest city in the state of Texas, 18th-largest city in the United States[1], and voted one of "America’s Most Livable Communities. , and Texas Christian University Texas Christian University, at Fort Worth; Christian Church (Disciples of Christ); coeducational; opened 1873 at Thorp Spring, chartered 1874 as Add Ran Male and Female College. It assumed its present name in 1902 and moved to Fort Worth in 1910. . He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1942 to 1945 in World War II, and was awarded the Bronze Star.

He entered the ministry in 1957 in Eugene and served as a pastor in Eastland, Bartlett and Holland Texas, Osawatomie, Kan., and Bloomington.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Richard of Bloomington and Ronald of Illinois; and two grandchildren.

Arrangements by Kibler-Smith Memorial Home in Bloomington. Remembrances to the First Christian Church in Bloomington.

Nels Jorgensen

The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Eugene for Nels Raymond Jorgensen of Eugene, who died Nov. 8 of cardiac arrest. He was 70. Inurnment will be at the Willamette National Cemetery Willamette National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery in Clackamas County, Oregon, about 10 miles southeast of the city of Portland, Oregon. It encompasses 269.4 acres, and as of the end of 2005, had 126,561 interments.  in Portland.

He was born Nov. 22, 1938, in LuVerne, N.D., to Nels and Clara Myhre Jorgensen. He married Joyce Marie Fiebiger on Jan. 25, 1964, in Cooperstown, N.D.

He graduated from high school in LuVerne and received millright training at Lane Community College. He served in the U.S. Army for two years.

He worked as a millright at International Paper Co. for 14 years, then at Williams Bakery until his retirement in 2000.

Survivors include his wife; his stepmother, Rachel Jorgensen of Hurd sfield, N.D.; two daughters, Julie Kalenian of San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo (săn l`ĭs ōbĭs`pō), city (1990 pop. 41,958), seat of San Luis Obispo co., S Calif., near San Luis Obispo Bay; inc. 1856. , Calif., and Nancy Cole of Portland; two sons, Jeffrey of Junction City and James of Eugene; a sister, Carol Morrow of Neosho, Mo.; a brother, David Jorgensen of Eugene; and nine grandchildren.

Arrangements by Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene. Remembrances to the National Asthma Center.

Stanley Roberts

SPRINGFIELD - Stanley Roberts of Springfield died Nov. 6 of age-related causes. He was 88. No service is planned. Inurnment will be at Lane Memorial Gardens in Eugene.

He was born May 3, 1921, in Oakcreek, Colo., to Eli and Lela Adams Roberts. He married Virginia R. Dinkley in 1945, and she died in 1979. He married Carley Jan Pierre in Eugene on Sept. 23, 1980.

He had an eighth-grade education. He served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1945.

He worked for Weyerhaeuser Co. as a recovery fireman.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Dawn Baker of Cottage Grove; two sons, Andrew Roberts of Junction City and Rodney Baker of Springfield; and six grandchildren.

Arrangements by Major Family Funeral Home in Springfield. Remembrances to Oregon's Senior & Disabled Services Division.

LeRoy Stone

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at Lane Memorial Funeral Home in Eugene for LeRoy Stone of Eugene, who died Nov. 6 of age-related causes. He was 83.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses on Polk Street in Eugene, and burial will be at Lane Memorial Gardens in Eugene.

He was born Sept. 19, 1926, in Springfield, to William and Velma Lewis Stone. He married Doris Mae Harpster on Nov. 14, 1947, in Eugene. She died Jan. 11, 1995.

He graduated from Springfield High School Springfield High School may refer to:
  • Springfield High School (Colorado) — Springfield, Colorado
  • Springfield High School (Illinois) — Springfield, Illinois
  • Springfield High School (Louisiana) — Springfield, Louisiana
 and attended 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.  and Northwest Christian College.

He began working for Miller Dehydrator de·hy·dra·tor  
1. A substance, such as sulfuric acid, that removes water.

2. An appliance or an engineered system designed to remove water from substances such as absorbents or food.
 Co., in 1951 and purchased the company in 1964. It became Commercial Dehydrator Systems, Inc., in 1988.

Survivors include two sons, David of Eugene and Jonathan of Vancouver, Wash.; and two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A son, Rodney Stone, died Oct. 4, 2008.

Arrangements by Lane Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home in Eugene.

Florence Summers

SPRINGFIELD - A graveside service will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, at Lane Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home in Eugene for Florence Frances Summers of Springfield, who died Nov. 9 of age-related causes. She was 83.

She was born Feb. 27, 1926, in Glenden, Alberta, to Wasyl and Marafta Baschauk Odowichuk. She married Kenneth Horton and he later died. She married Leonard Fritz and he later died. She married Dean Summers and he later died.

She attended Lane Community College. She worked at LCC for 20 years and was a homemaker.

Survivors include three sons, Bernie Horton of California and Bob Horton and Bud Fritz, both of Springfield; two daughters, Barbara Goles of Hawaii and Brenda Montgomery of Springfield; a sister, Jeannie Odowichuk of Canada; a brother, Nick Odowichuk of Canada; and six grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Arrangements by Buell Funeral Chapel in Springfield. Remembrances to Womenspace in Eugene.


SPRINGFIELD - Ramona June "Mona" Volk of Springfield died Nov. 9 of cancer. She was 76. She was born Feb. 11, 1933, in Waterville, Minn., to Stephen and Ella Kravitz.

Viona "Vi" Bavaro of Lincoln City, formerly of Eugene, died Nov. 5 of cardiac-related causes. She was 77. She was born May 12, 1932, in Spencer Brook, Minn., to Albert and Elsa Jacobson Lundeen.

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Date:Nov 13, 2009
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