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John Aagaard

JUNCTION CITY - John C. "Ellis" Aagaard of Junction City died Dec. 24 of complications from cancer treatment. He was 64. A memorial service will be held later.

He was born Oct. 7, 1945, in Eugene, to Jon and Miriam Kersgaard Ellis. He married Gloria C. Williamson in Pleasant Hill on April 20, 1965.

He graduated from North Eugene High School and attended the Honors College at the University of Oregon.

He was a blues musician and a millworker at the Georgia Pacific plywood mill.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Paul Aagaard of Junction City; and seven sisters and two brothers. A daughter, Heather Aagaard, died in 1981.

Arrangements by Au-rora Cremation & Burial Services in Eugene. Re-membrances to Lane Rural Fire Department, for the Franklin Station.

Carolyn Bainter

SPRINGFIELD - A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, at Springfield Memorial Gardens for Carolyn J. Bainter of Springfield, who died Dec. 28 of lung cancer. She was 68. A reception will follow at the Bainter home.

She was born June 12, 1941, in Boise to William and Lillian Gadway Jones. She married James D. Bainter in Florence on April 28, 1961. He died March 29, 2004.

She graduated from Siuslaw High School in Florence.

She worked as a legal assistant and a payroll clerk for U.S. Plywood, and retired from Williams' Bakery after serving as an accounts payable and accounts receivable clerk.

Survivors include her parents; two daughters, Susan Sellers of Vancouver, Wash., and Teresa Haxby of Springfield; a son, William of Puyallup, Wash.; two brothers, Bernard "Dick" Jones of Prine ville and Donald "Bud" Jones of Eureka, Calif.; and eight grandchildren.

Arrangements by An-dreason's Cremation & Burial Service in Springfield. Remembrances to the Veterans Hospital or Shriners' Children's Hospital.

Donald Bainter

A celebration of life will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, at the Eugene Country Club for Donald Bainter of Eugene, who died Dec. 5 of multiple myeloma. He was 82.

He was born May 26, 1927, in Yakima, Wash., to Olin and Thyri Thordorson Bainter. He married Alice Gabrielson on Oct. 27, 1951, in Seattle.

He attended Washington State University and received a bachelor's degree from the University of Washington. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He was the branch manager at United Pacific Reliance Insurance Co. and retired in 1986 after 35 years.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Gail Lamm of West Linn and Gwen Watt of Portland; a son, Dean of Portland; and five grandchildren.

Arrangements by Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene. Remembrances to Cascade Health Solutions Hospice, Compassion in Choices of Oregon or Home Instead Senior Care.

Barbara Hunt

CRESWELL - A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Creswell for Barbara Jean Hunt of Creswell, who died Dec. 28 of cancer. She was 80.

She was born May 1, 1929, in Portland, to Ivan and Lela Miller Warthen. She married Allen "Jiggs" Good in September 1947, and they later divorced. She married Donald D. Hunt on Sept. 25, 1954, and they later divorced.

She graduated from Creswell High School.

She worked as a hostess at a restaurant, as a seamstress and as a home health care provider.

Survivors include her mother; four daughters, Linda Engle of Seal Rock, Darla Cross of Rose burg, and Lisa Welch and Rhonda Anderson, both of Lowell; a son, Steven Hunt of Logsden, Ore.; two sisters, Patty Benjamin of Waldport and Shirley Cunningham of Springfield; and 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. A grandson, Ricky Welch, died in 1991.

Arrangements by Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel in Cottage Grove. Remembrances to the American Cancer Society.

Luther Hurd

Luther E. "Bud" Hurd of Eugene died Dec. 4 of age-related causes. He was 85. No service is planned.

He was born Sept. 2, 1924, in Morrisontown, Minn., to Jesse and Dora Widder Hurd. He married Shirley Huishaw in 1947, and she died in 2001. He married Merna Grange in 2008, in Eugene.

He enlisted in the Army in 1942 and served in the South Pacific at New Caledonia through the end of World War II, receiving five medals for his service.

He worked for ADT in San Francisco, first as an installer and then as a district manager. He worked in several cities before retiring in Tampa, Fla.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Deborah Holman of Auburn, Wash.; a brother, Neil Hurd of Chicopee, Mass.; and two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A daughter, Patricia Hurd, died previously.

Arrangements by Alpha Cremation Services in Springfield.

Clifford Joiner

Clifford T. Joiner of Hillsboro, formerly of Lane County, died Dec. 27 of age-related causes. He was 91. No service is planned. Private burial will be at Springfield Memorial Gardens.

He was born Jan. 24, 1918, in Rockdale, Texas, to David and Lucinda Wallace Joiner. He married Pearlie Mae Mims in Eugene on July 25, 1950. She died May 20, 2006.

He was a journeyman carman with the railroad, and volunteered with the Boy Scouts and other charities.

Survivors include a daughter, Annie Joiner of Beaverton; two sons, Aaron of Beaverton and William of Long Beach, Calif.; three sisters, Jean Williams, Samantha Wilson and Felicia Marshall, all of Palestine, Texas; and seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Springfield Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home.

Diona Lindley

SPRINGFIELD - Diona Jo Lindley of Springfield died Dec. 27 at age 29. Her family chose not to list the cause of death. No service is planned. Private inurnment will be at Springfield Memorial Gardens.

She was born April 22, 1980, in Bend, to Anthony Breschini and Nancy Lindley.

Survivors include her mother and a grandmother, Winifred Lindley.

Arrangements by Springfield Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home. Remembrances to Greenhill Humane Society.

Fred Stigall

SPRINGFIELD - A celebration of life will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6, at Buell Funeral Chapel in Springfield for Fred Joel Stigall of Springfield, who died Dec. 27 at age 74. His family chose not to list the cause of death.

He was born Feb. 25, 1935, in Hartville, Mo., to Russell and Mable Blanchard Stigall. He married Carolyn Sue Norman on Dec. 28, 1959, in Parsons, Kan.

He served as a master seargeant in the Army and the Army Reserves.

He worked in the U.S. Forest Service for more than 37 years.

Survivors include three daughters, Deborah Scott of Newberg, Shelia Stigall of Eugene and Branda Simonson of Beaverton; a sister, Jacky Carpenter of Netarts; two brothers, Jerry Stigall of Independence, Kan., and James Stigall of Ottawa, Kan.; and five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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

Dwight West

Dwight N. West of Eugene died Dec. 25 of bladder cancer. He was 68. No service is planned.

He was born Oct. 30, 1941, in Portland, to Dwight, Sr., and Dorothy West. He married Lyn Sandwith Pennicott on Dec. 3, 1970, in Johannesburg, South Africa.

He attended Cascade High School and Multnomah College. He served four years in the Navy.

He worked two years in missile tracking, then in the computer industry in South Africa from 1968 to 1992. He opened a communication business in 1993, and returned to the United States in 2003.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Debra Pennicott of Eugene; a sister, Gjerda Sannes of Salem; and four grandchildren.

Arrangements by Wherity Family Funerals & Cremations in Tualatin.

Mary Worley

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 4, at Azalea Community Church in Azalea, Ore., for Mary Emma Worley of Eugene, who died Dec. 26 of age-related causes. She was 98.

She was born May 29, 1911, in Hamilton, Kan., to John Edwards and Mary Jane Lea. She married Lawrence Worley in Kansas on May 9, 1938. He later died.

She attended college in Kansas, then taught school in Kansas and in Canyonville until retiring in 1973. She then worked 16 years as a volunteer income tax helper and taught 55 Alive for seniors.

Survivors include two sons, Larry of Poulsbo, Wash., and Clifford of Eugene; and five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. A son, Darrell, died previously.

Arrangements by An-dreason's Cremation & Burial Service in Springfield. Remembrances to Azalea Community Church.

Melvin Yocum

A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 1, at Farmington Square Senior Care Community in Eugene for Melvin C. Yocum of Eugene, who died Dec. 25 of age-related causes. He was 87.

He was born May 29, 1922, in Fort Wayne, Ind., to Vernon and Mabel Gieseking Yokum. He married Elisabeth Anne Miller on Dec. 29, 1941, in Evans ton, Ill. She died in April 1959. He married Carolyn Gubbins in 1961 in Wilmette, Ill. She died in 1968. He married Sally Willard in May 1976 in Woodside, Calif.

He served as a corporal in the Army during World War II, and was an artillery spotter in the European Theater. He attended Northwestern University until World War II.

He was a vice president at Security Pacific National Bank in San Francisco, where he helped to start Opportunity Through Ownership, a business funding program for minorities. He owned and operated women's clothing stores in California, and in the early 1980s served as mayor of Woodside, Calif.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Anne Tearse of Eugene and Karen Nickels of Delaware Water Gap, Pa.; a son, Cyrus Yocum of La Honda, Calif.; and five grand children and four great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene. Remembrances to the Alzheimer's Association.

Clarification

Robert Francis Otto of Winchester Bay died Dec. 25 of age-related causes. He was 84.

Survivors include a sister, Margaret DeLaVergne of Drain; and two brothers, Leonard George Otto of Drain and Clifford Paul Otto of Elkton. Arrangements by Dunes Memorial Chapel in Reedsport.
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