A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21, at the Church of Christ in Drain for Larry L. Adams of Drain, who died Feb. 13 of age-related causes. He was 78. Inurnment will be on his family ranch on Elk Creek Road.
He was born May 5, 1931, in New Mexico, to Jesse and Ina Hisaw Adams. He married Gwendolyn "Jo" Howell May 10, 1952, in Drain.
He served in the U.S. Air Force.
He managed the family ranch, worked in the woods and at local mills, and was a contracted trapper for many years.
Survivors include his wife; and five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Two daughters, Stephany Beebe and Tammy Agee, died previously.
Arrangements by Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel in Cottage Grove.
Bessie Maxine Adams-Buxton of Eugene died Feb. 16 of age-related causes. She was 77. A celebration of life will be held later.
She was born July 22, 1932, in Abilene, Texas, to Marshall and Mary May Mullins. She married Joe Buxton May 6, 1990, in Beaverton. He died Oct. 2, 2009.
She was an interior decorator.
Survivors include two daughters, Valerie Gotelli of Springfield and Terri McGarvey of Hermiston; a son, Anthoney Adams of Visalia, Calif.; three sisters, Amey Baker of Pasadena, Texas, Louise Pitman of Knoxville, Tenn., and Lucille Bain of Corpus Christi, Texas; and seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Sunset Hills Cemetery and Funeral Home in Eugene. Remembrances to the Living Hope Fellowship in Aloha.
A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at Grace Baptist Church in Eugene for Norma Clevenger of Eugene, who died Feb. 12 of cancer. She was 71.
She was born March 12, 1938, in Sheridan, to Joe and Thelma Hibler Tryon. She married William Clevenger, Sr., Dec. 31, 1954, in Worland, Wyo. He died Feb. 15, 2009.
She had a high school education.
She was a homemaker and artist, and worked in sales for Adzumos Cracker Co., Fred Meyer, Coast to Coast and Umpqua Ice Cream Co.
Survivors include a daughter, Linda Hogan of Eugene; three sons, Glen of Springfield and William, Jr., and James, both of Eugene; four sisters, Leona James and Bonnie Tryon, both of Junction City, JoAn Anderson of Salmon, Idaho, and Diana Bevier of Marcola; three brothers, Larry Tryon of Junction City, Dennis Tryon of Eugene and Dale Tryon of Wasilla, Alaska; and six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Poole-Larsen Funeral Home in Eugene. Remembrances to Grace Baptist Church in Eugene.
Lee Combs, Sr.
Lee Combs, Sr., died Feb. 5 of heart failure. He was 68. No service is planned.
He was born May 1, 1941, in Baker, to William and Eleanor Tiernie Combs.
He was disabled.
Survivors include three daughters, Kelly Barrera of Springfield, Cathylee Iwai of Salem and Theresa Combs of Portland; a son, Lee Combs, Jr., of Medford; a sister, Jolene Tappo of Hermiston; a brother, William Combs, Jr., of Benton City, Wash.; and seven grandchildren.
Arrangements by Andreason's Cremation & Burial Service in Springfield. Remembrances to Catholic Community Services.
Evelyn Duncan of Eugene died Feb. 8 of age-related causes. She was 94. No service is planned.
She was born Nov. 15, 1915, in Watervliet, Mich., to Benjamin and Pearl Allen Kniebes. She married William Duncan in 1969, in Los Angeles. He died in April 1989.
She was a high school graduate and a homemaker.
Survivors include a daughter, Judith Berg of Eugene; a son, Gregory Johnson of Naples, Fla.; a sister, Vera Aspengren of St. Joseph, Mich.; and two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Rest-Haven Memorial Park & Cemetery in Eugene. Remembrances to Greenhill Humane Society.
A celebration of life will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26, at the Willamette Christian Center in Eugene for Irene Evelyn Haines of Omaha, Neb., formerly of Lane County, who died Feb. 3 of age-related causes. She was 89. Private burial will be at Lane Memorial Gardens in Eugene.
She was born Aug. 26, 1920, in Walla Walla, Wash., to Joshua and Mary Langenheder Griffith. She married Albert Marvin Haines Aug. 27, 1939, in Klamath Falls. He died Oct. 31, 1970.
She graduated from Klamath Union High School and Apostolic Bible School in Bradenton, Fla.
She worked 25 years for Pacific Northwest Bell, and retired as a supervisor Sept. 27, 1985.
Survivors include a son, Robert Haines of Omaha; and two grandchildren.
Arrangements by Braman Mortuary & Cremation Services in Omaha. Remembrances to the Willamette Christian Center.
Mary Ethel Haug, 95, of Florence, died Feb. 14 of age-related causes. She was 95. No service is planned.
She was born Sept. 7, 1914, in Aberdeen, N.D., to Samuel and Greta North McCall. She married William Haug June 17, 1933. He died in 1999.
She graduated high school in Tacoma, Wash.
She co-owned and operated shoe repair shops in Washington and Oregon.
Survivors include a daughter, Beverly Ruth Estergreen of Florence; a sister, Ruth Emily King of Tacoma; and three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Burns' Riverside Chapel Florence Funeral Home.
A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at St. Hilda's Episcopal Church in Monmouth for Roy A. Hedrick of Monmouth, formerly of Lane County, who died Jan. 29 of age-related causes. He was 87.
He was born March 6, 1922, in Grosvenor, Texas, to Carl and Beulah May Robertson Hedrick. He married Edna Thomason on Feb. 15, 1946, in Seattle. She died March 31, 2001.
He served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II.
He was a rancher and truck driver, and worked for International Paper in Vaughn for 27 years before his retirement.
Survivors include a daughter, Jean Berry of Monmouth; a son, Larry Hedrick of Eugene; two sisters, Leatrice Copeland of Brownwood, Texas, and Carletta West of Balinger, Texas; a brother, Jake of May, Texas; and two grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by the Neptune Society in Portland.
Remembrances to the Oregon Humane Society or the Wild Horse Adoption Program.
A memorial service and celebration of life will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 27, at the Evangelical Church in Mapleton for Carol Arleen Kilpatrick of Mapleton, who died Feb. 10 of pulmonary fibrosis. She was 80.
She was born April 5, 1929, in Genoa, Neb., to Carl and Frances Johnson Knowles. She married Billy Kilpatrick Sept. 12, 1948, in Mapleton. He died Dec. 7, 2008.
She attended high school and some writing and art classes.
She worked at Western Lane Hospital, Champion International, Farmers Insurance and International Paper.
Survivors include a daughter, Peggy Kilpatrick of Eugene; a brother, Lawrence Knowles of LaGrande; and five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. A son died previously.
Arrangements by Andreason's Cremation & Burial Service in Springfield. Remembrances to the Evangelical Church in Mapleton.
Eleanor MacKenzie of Coos Bay died Jan. 21 of congestive heart failure. She was 91. A small, family memorial will be held later.
She was born Aug. 16, 1918, in Kilauea, Kauai, Hawaii, to John and Rose Souza Sant. She married Waldo MacKenzie May 4, 1940, in Carson City, Nev. He died Dec. 26, 1997.
She attended high school in San Leandro, Calif.
She worked for Cardinet Candy Co., in Oakland, Calif., and in sales and as a department manager for JC Penney in Oakland until her retirement in 1975.
Survivors include a daughter, Karen MacKenzie Peck of Florence; a brother, Alfred Sant of San Ramon, Calif.; and two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Burns' Riverside Chapel Florence Funeral Home.Remembrances to the Alzheimer's Association.
Mary Jane Noll
A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. today, Feb. 19, at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland for Mary Jane Noll of Eugene, who died Feb. 14 at age 74. Her family chose not to list the cause of death.
She was born June 19, 1935, in Kalispell, Mont.
She married Don Noll Jan. 23, 1954, in Kalispell.
Survivors include her husband; three sons, Gary, Donald and Christopher; two brothers, Dick Best and Hugh Best; and five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Arrangements by Terry Family Funeral Home in Portland.
George W. Phillips of Eugene died Feb. 6 of complications from a fall. He was 79. No service is planned.
He was born Oct. 23, 1930, in Harper Springs, Ark, to George and Fronia Wakely Phillips. He married Lorraine "Ainy" Hilton March 23, 1950, in Grants Pass.
He owned Sipple Motors from 1971 to 1984.
Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Kelly Anne Phillips of Eugene; two sons, Steven of Omak, Wash., and Jeffrey of Eugene; and four grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and six step-great-grandchildren. A grandson, Scottie Phillips, died Oct. 14, 2007.
Arrangements by Rose Mortuary in Palm Springs, Calif.
Eleanor "Ellie" Rathbun, 85, of Cottage Grove, died Feb. 4 of complications from surgery. She was 85. No service is planned.
She was born Feb. 22, 1924, in Dayton, Ohio, to Stanley and Stella Rziniski Rathbun.
She married Roy D. Rathbun Sept. 20, 1952, in Chicago. He died Jan. 15, 2001.
Survivors include two sisters, Mary Bates and Barbara McIntosh, both of Dayton, Ohio; and a brother, Fred Tarasow of Twentynine Palms, Calif.
Arrangements by Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel in Cottage Grove.
A celebration of life will be at noon Saturday, Feb. 27, in Redmond, for Randy Alfred Scharlund of Powell Butte, formerly of Lane County, who died Feb. 14 of a heart attack. He was 55. Inurnment will be at Redmond Memorial Cemetery.
He was born Dec. 1, 1954, in Eugene, to Alfred and Fern Cornell Scharlund.
He married Jeanne Bjelland May 20, 1986, in Lincoln City.
He graduated from Springfield High School.
He worked 11 years at Pape Cat in Eugene, then at Scharlund Custom Painting in Powell Butte.
Survivors include his wife; and a sister, Lynda Prock of Springfield.
Arrangements by Redmond Memorial Chapel. Remembrances to the Humane Society of Redmond.
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