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Bruce Grubaugh

SPRINGFIELD - A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 15, at Garden Way Church in Eugene for Bruce Edward Grubaugh Sr. of Springfield, who died April 6 of age-related causes. He was 85.

He was born Nov. 23, 1924, in Sullivan, Ind., to Roy and Chloris Grubaugh Pentacost. He married Elaine Holden on April 28, 1998, in Eugene.

He graduated from Union High School in Sullivan in 1943. He served in the Marine Corps during World War II.

He was an ordained minister until he retired in 1988.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Bruce Jr. of California and Kenneth of Chino Hills, Calif.; a daughter, AnnMarie Pentacost of Eugene; three stepsons, John Holden Jr. and Richard Holden, both of Eugene, and Robert Holden of Fort Davis, Texas Fort Davis is a census-designated place (CDP) in Jeff Davis County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,050 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Jeff Davis CountyGR6. ; a stepdaughter, Kathie Hawkins of Eugene; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Three children, triplets Larry, Gary and Mary, died at childbirth in 1948.

Arrangements by Alpha Immediate Cremation cremation, disposal of a corpse by fire. It is an ancient and widespread practice, second only to burial. It has been found among the chiefdoms of the Pacific Northwest, among Northern Athapascan bands in Alaska, and among Canadian cultural groups.  Services in Springfield.

Freida Grubbs

JUNCTION CITY - The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 19. at the Junction City Church of the Nazarene Church of the Nazarene (năz'ərēn`), U.S. Protestant denomination established in 1908 through the union of the Church of the Nazarene, based in California; the Association of Pentecostal Churches, a New England group; and the Holiness  for Freida Yvonne Grubbs of Junction City, who died April 12 of congestive heart failure congestive heart failure, inability of the heart to expel sufficient blood to keep pace with the metabolic demands of the body. In the healthy individual the heart can tolerate large increases of workload for a considerable length of time. . She was 72. A reception will follow.

She was born Sept. 10, 1937, in Lake Tallequah, Okla., to James and Lucinda Smith Moore. She married J.L. Johnson in 1953 in Carson City, Nev. They divorced in 1971. She married Robert Grubbs in September of 1978 in Junction City. He died in January 1995.

A high school graduate, she worked in the produce farming industry, as a sales clerk for McKay's Department Store and a grocery clerk.

Survivors include a son, Don Johnson of Junction City; two daughters, Pamela Smisek of Coos Bay and Cheryl Handsaker of Toledo, Wash.; a stepson, Gary Grubbs of California; a stepdaughter, Pam Dickson of Santa Clara; two sisters, Ruth Barton and Mary Trummel, both of Oklahoma; two brothers, Jay Moore of California and Bill Moore of Oregon; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. A son, Johnny Lee Johnson, died in 1963.

Burial will be at Rest Lawn Memorial Park in Junction City. Arrangements by Murphy-Musgrove Funeral Home in Junction City.

Orvile Lyons Sr.

PLEASANT HILL - Orvile L. Lyons Sr. of Pleasant Hill died April 7 of age-related causes. He was 85. No service is planned.

He was born Jan. 27, 1925, in Ponca, Okla., of Charles and Lavona Coleman Lyons.

He served in the Army and drove tanks during World War II. He worked as a log truck driver for many years and retired in 1975.

Survivors include a son, Orvile Jr. of Springfield; six sisters; one brother; two granddaughters; and four great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Springfield Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home.

Iva Parker

A memorial coffee social will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 18, at the First Christian Church First Christian Church can refer to:
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 in Eugene for Iva D. Parker of Eugene, who died April 12 of age-related causes. She was 89.

She was born July 16, 1920, in Elmira to Warren and Ethel Deckert Parker.

She worked as an office manager for a women's and children's clinic for 35 years.

Survivors include two nephews, Larry Lee and Steve Lee, both of Eugene.

Arrangements by Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene. Remembrances to the Eugene Mission.

Shirley Paulson

ALVADORE - The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 15, at Alvadore Christian Church for Shirley Lucille Paulson of Alvadore, who died April 11 after a stroke. She was 73.

She was born June 12, 1936, in Skedee, Okla., to William and Illda Lancaster Colvin. She married Kenneth Paulson on March 12, 1966, in Portland.

She graduated from Roosevelt High School Roosevelt High School is the name of various public and independent secondary schools:

Named for Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady of the United States
  • Eleanor Roosevelt High School (Greenbelt, Maryland), Greenbelt, Maryland
 in Portland. She worked as a payroll clerk and bookkeeper for Montgomery Ward in Portland for 13 years. Locally, she worked in setup and distribution for FOOD for Lane County.

Survivors include her husband; a son, Kenneth Jr. of St. Maries, Idaho St. Maries is a city in Benewah County, Idaho, United States. The population was 2,652 at the 2000 census. The city is the county seat of Benewah CountyGR6. Pronounced like St. Mary's. Geography
; a brother, Leroy Colvin of Portland; and four grandchildren.

Burial will be at 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. Arrangements by Murphy-Musgrove Funeral Home in Junction City. Remembrances to FOOD for Lane County.

Ruth Stevenson

SPRINGFIELD - A memorial graveside grave¬∑side ¬†
The area beside a grave.
 service will be held at 10:30 a.m. April 24 at Lane Memorial Gardens in Eugene for Ruth L. Stevenson of Springfield, who died April 11 of age-related causes. She was 94. A luncheon will follow from noon to 3 p.m. April 24 at the Willamalane Adult Activity Center in Springfield.

She was born Dec. 21, 1915, in Sidney Township, N.D., to Everett and Bertha Conn Lawler. She married F. Harold Stevenson on March 11, 1939, in Vancouver, Wash. He died Jan. 3, 2002.

She worked as a retail clerk for 25 years.

Survivors include two daughters, Delores "Dee" Taylor of Springfield and Connie Cash of Corvallis; a son, Gene of Springfield; two sisters, Dorine Kakela and Norine Kakale, both of Rolla, N.D.; a brother, Warren Lawler of Seattle; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. A son, Leroy Stevenson, died in 1966.

Arrangements by Major Family Funeral Home in Springfield. Remembrances to the Alzheimer's Foundation.

Kathleen Thomsen

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 20, at Grace Lutheran Church in Eugene for Kathleen Thomsen of Eugene, who died April 12 of age-related causes. She was 93.

She was born Dec. 12, 1916, in London to Henry and Violet Hotham Bend. She married Fred Thomsen on Sept. 10, 1955, in England.

She served in the English Army during World War II, from 1938 to 1946, in the Auxiliary Territorial Service The Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS; often pronounced as an acronym) was the women's branch of the British Army during the Second World War. It was formed on 9 September 1938, initially as a women's voluntary service, and existed until 1 February 1949. . She worked as a stenographer, first for the Canadian National Railroad and, after moving to the United States, for Southern Pacific Railroad, retiring after 25 years of service.

Survivors include her husband.

Inurnment will be in Harlev, Denmark. Arrangements by Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene.

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Date:Apr 15, 2010
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