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Cheryl Alekner

Cheryl Ann Alekner of Eugene, also known as Anna Armaiti, died Nov. 18 of ovarian cancer ovarian cancer

Malignant tumour of the ovaries. Risk factors include early age of first menstruation (before age 12), late onset of menopause (after age 52), absence of pregnancy, presence of specific genetic mutations, use of fertility drugs, and personal history of breast
 at age 55. A possible service is pending.

She was born May 29, 1955, in Decatur, Ill., to William Lee William Lee may refer to:
  • William Lee (Australian judge)
  • William Lee (inventor) (c.1550–c.1610), inventor of the stocking frame
  • William Lee (judge) (1688–1754), British judge
  • William Lee (diplomat) (1756–1795), American diplomat
 and Virginia Jane Walkinshaw Alekner. Her life partner was Daniel Ishaq Jud.

She graduated from Napa High School. She was a bookkeeper, fundraiser, artist and designer.

Survivors include her father.

Arrangements by Alpha 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 Eugene.

Arthur Anderson

A graveside grave·side  
The area beside a grave.
 service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 22, at Mountain View Cemetery Mountain View Cemetery the name used for many cemeteries including:

  • Mountain View Cemetery (Vancouver)
United States:
  • Mountain View Cemetery (Prescott, Arizona)
  • Mountain View Cemetery (Mountain View, Arkansas)
 in Reno, Nev., for Arthur R. Anderson, 81, of Reno, formerly of Eugene, who died Dec. 15 of age-related causes.

He was born June 12, 1929, in Ashland, Wis., to Arthur and Alma Tremp Anderson. He married Jean Abbey in 1963 in Nevada. She died in 2005.

He 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. . He was in the motion picture theater business and was manager of Fox Theatres in Eugene from 1959 to 1962. He owned and operated a theater in Boise, and was the owner of Odell's Concession Co. from 1984 to 2001.

Survivors include a son, Arthur of Reno; a stepdaughter, Stephanie Montano of Carson City, Nev.; and a sister, Connie Davis of California.

Arrangements by Walton's Funeral Home in Reno. Remembrances to Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

Mary Boggs

COTTAGE GROVE - Mary C. Boggs of Cottage Grove died Dec. 13 of lung cancer lung cancer, cancer that originates in the tissues of the lungs. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States in both men and women. Like other cancers, lung cancer occurs after repeated insults to the genetic material of the cell.  at age 81. A private family gathering is planned.

She was born April 22, 1929, in Dixon, Calif., to Tom and Annie Thomas Parsons. She married Robert Boggs on Nov. 24, 1948, in Reno, Nev.

She graduated from Calistoga High School in 1946. She worked as a grocery clerk.

Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Lori Johnson of Vancouver, Wash., and Robyn Christiansen of Sacramento; a son, Michael of Petaluma, Calif.; and eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Andreason's Cremation and Burial Services in Springfield.

Cyril Bonse Sr.

Cyril John Bonse Sr. of Eugene died Dec. 12 of complications from cancer. He was 74. No service is planned.

He was born Nov. 26, 1936, in Stillwater, Minn., to Benjamin and Mary McManus Bonse.

He served in the Army as a mechanic from 1954 to 1957. He worked as a roofer and owned and operated C & D Roofing for 20 years. He worked as a security guard until his retirement.

Survivors include two sons, Richard and John Jr., both of Eugene; three daughters, Melanie Weber, Margery Bonse and Mary Bonse, all of Eugene; a brother, David of Minnesota; and four grandchildren.

Inurnment will be at Roseburg National Cemetery. Arrangements by Sunset Hills Cemetery, Funeral Home and Crematorium cre·ma·to·ri·um  
n. pl. cre·ma·to·ri·ums or cre·ma·to·ri·a
A furnace or establishment for the incineration of corpses.


pl -riums or
 in Eugene.

Louise Christensen

CRESWELL - Louise Christensen of Creswell died Dec. 14 of age-related causes at age 81. No service is planned.

She was born April 21, 1929, in St. Cloud, Minn., to Frank and Anne Clausen Nardinger. She married Leon "Swede swede: see turnip. " Christensen on May 20, 1948, in Great Falls, Mont. He died March 11, 2001.

She graduated from high school. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include three sons, Craig, Steve and Bryan, all of Creswell; a daughter, Debbie of Tillamook; eight sisters, Janice Budeski, Pat Cislo, Joanne Waldenberg, Shirley Wilson and Sharon Grey, all of Great Falls, Mont., Phyllis Corbally of Kennewick, Wash., Joyce Thoren of Bremerton, Wash., and Carol Nedved of Spokane; two brothers, Charles Nardinger of Great Falls and Kenny Nardinger of Kalispell, Mont.; and seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Inurnment will be in the spring. Arrangements by Andreason's Cremation and Burial Services in Springfield.

Wilfred Harlan

SPRINGFIELD - Wilfred Lynn "Wil" Harlan of Springfield died Dec. 8 of cancer. He was 66. No service is planned.

He was born Dec. 4, 1944, in Lucia, Calif., to Fred and Blanche Harlan.

He graduated from Coast Joint High School in Cambria, Calif., and held an associate's degree in fire science from Monterey Penninsula College. He served in the Navy from 1963 to 1967. He was a retired Lane Transit District bus driver.

Survivors include three daughters, Mahal Mahal may refer to:
  • Mahal (Jat Sikh Surname), is the surname of Jat Sikhs most of them who live in Punjab, India.
  • Mahal (town), a small town in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh, India
  • Mahal language, a language spoken by the people of Minicoy Island, India
 Anderson of Eugene and Ligaya Harlan and Faith Rowden, both of Springfield; a son, William of Eugene; a sister, Denise Herron of Sunnyvale, Calif.; and five grandchildren.

Arrangements by Alpha Cremation & Burial Service in Eugene.

Brenda Havens

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Jan. 8 in the recreation room at Royal Oaks Mobile Home Park for Brenda V. Havens of Eugene, who died Dec. 13 of cancer. She was 57.

She was born Oct. 17, 1953, in Renton, Wash., to William and Minta Barnes Newell.

She graduated from the Women in Transitions program at Lane Community College in 2005.

Survivors include a daughter, Andrea Havens of Eugene; a son, John Jr. of Eugene; two brothers, William Frank Panier of Seattle and Jim Newell of Eugene; two sisters, Penny Henshen of Oregon City and Lynn Sullivan of Gladstone; and two grandchildren.

Arrangements by Andreason's Cremation and Burial Service in Springfield. Remembrances to Womenspace.

Eldon Hopper

OAKRIDGE - Eldon L. "Hop" Hopper of Oakridge died Dec. 9 of age-related causes at age 95. No service is planned.

He was born Sept. 1, 1915, in Weiser, Idaho, to Ira and Elizabeth Hopper. He married Madonna Karschner in Seattle. She died in 2004.

He graduated from Ontario High School Ontario High School may refer to:
  • Ontario High School (Oregon) in Ontario, Oregon
  • Ontario High School (California) in Ontario, California
  • Ontario High School (Ohio) in Ontario, Ohio
 in 1935. He was an aircraft fabricator, auto mechanic and millwright mill·wright  
One that designs, builds, or repairs mills or mill machinery.

Noun 1. millwright - a workman who designs or erects mills and milling machinery
. He worked for Boeing.

Survivors include two sisters, Eleanor Strickland of Ontario and Franciene Leigh of Stanwood, Wash.; and a brother, Cal of Spray.

Arrangements by Oakridge Chapel of the Woods Funeral Home.

Walter Huddleston

A memorial graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Dec. 28 at West Lawn Memorial Gardens for Walter L. Huddleston of Eugene, who died Dec. 18 of respiratory failure Respiratory Failure Definition

Respiratory failure is nearly any condition that affects breathing function or the lungs themselves and can result in failure of the lungs to function properly.
. He was 56.

He was born Dec. 21, 1953, in Eugene to Roy and Leona Sanders Huddleston.

He worked 30 years at the Lane Community College cafeteria; he also worked with people who were developmentally disabled.

Survivors include a sister, Lorena Osterhout of Eugene.

Arrangements by West Lawn Funeral Home in Eugene.

Mary Isaacson

Mary Louise Isaacson of Eugene died Dec. 5 of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
n. Abbr. COPD
A chronic lung disease, such as asthma or emphysema, in which breathing becomes slowed or forced.
 and pneumonia at age 87. No service is planned.

She was born May 6, 1923, in Tumwater, Wash., to Mark and Vera Gordon Maynard. She married Lawrence "Nick" Isaacson in December 1946. He died in 1985.

She attended the University of Oregon. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include three daughters, Joy Ann Miesbauer of Oak Harbor, Wash., Mary Ann Unruh of Eugene and Nikki Ann Daly of Palm Springs, Calif.; two brothers, Mark Maynard of Long Beach, Calif., and Ernest Maynard of Shelton, Wash.; three sisters Joann Baker of Palm Springs, Molly Rice of Olympia, and Eleanor "Nellie" Herness of Yelm, Wash.; and seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Inurnment will be at Sunset Hills Cemetery, Funeral Home & Crematorium in Eugene.

Mabel Lambert

COTTAGE GROVE - A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Walker Church in Saginaw for Mabel Aileen Lambert of Cottage Grove, who died Dec. 18 of age-related causes. She was 84.

She was born Jan. 30, 1926, in Cottage Grove to Robert and Nellie Hickey Kenady. She married Russell Lambert in February 1946 in Vancouver, Wash. He died July 30, 1978.

She graduated from Cottage Grove Union High School in 1943. She owned Russ's Chevron, worked as a lookout for the U.S. Forest Service and was a secretary at Jefferson High School Jefferson High School is the name of numerous high schools in the United States, most named in honor of Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States, including:
  • Jefferson High School (Colorado) in Edgewater, Colorado
 and for the railroad.

Survivors include a daughter, Lonna Watkins of Cres well; a son, Gerald of Cottage Grove; and three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

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

Remembrances to Greenhill Humane Society.

Stella Larson

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at West Lawn Funeral Home for Stella Alida Larson of Eugene, who died Dec. 18 of age-related causes. She was 87. Visitation will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

She was born Nov. 5, 1923, in Griggs County, N.D., to Peter and Anna Stromme Aalgaard. She married Ira Leonard Larson on Feb. 23, 1944, in Moorehead, Minn. He died May 5, 1999.

She was a high school graduate and a homemaker.

Survivors include two sons, Leonard of Florence and Jerome of Eugene; a daughter, Audrey Bettger of Florence; a brother, Albert Aalgaard of Eureka, Calif.; and six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Della Lucas

Della Mae Lucas of Eugene died Dec. 14 of complications from Alzheimer's disease Alzheimer's disease (ăls`hī'mərz, ôls–), degenerative disease of nerve cells in the cerebral cortex that leads to atrophy of the brain and senile dementia.  at age 77. No service is planned.

She was born Feb. 6, 1933, in Waubay, S.D., to William and Laura Darringer Nelson. She married Craig Lucas on Dec. 24, 1956, in Reno, Nev.

She graduated from Waubay High School and attended the University of Oregon. She worked part-time as a waitress and car hop during school, then as a dental assistant dental assistant
A person trained to assist a dentist with clinical and administrative procedures.
 and receptionist for 30 years.

Survivors include her husband; a son, Todd of Springfield; a daughter, Melissa Lucas Powell of Tigard; a brother, Melvin Nelson of Washington; and three grandchildren.

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

Remembrances to Oregon chapter of Alzheimer's Association.

Lionel Moss

VENETA - Lionel L. Moss of Veneta died Dec. 4 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. , renal failure renal failure
Acute or chronic malfunction of the kidneys resulting from any of a number of causes, including infection, trauma, toxins, hemodynamic abnormalities, and autoimmune disease, and often resulting in systemic symptoms, especially edema,
 and sepsis at age 63.

He was born Dec. 26, 1946, in Los Angeles to Lee Schure and Darlene Sweet Moss.

He graduated from Chatsworth (Calif.) High School in 1957 and attended some college. He worked for Los Angeles County Waterworks until 1980. Previously, he did set construction for studios.

Survivors include his father; two daughters, Dena Moss of Veneta and Samantha Strong of Tehachapi, Calif.; two sons, Robert Moss and Michael Watkins, both of Tehachapi; two sisters, Penny of Palmdale, Calif., and Michele of Fresno, Calif.; and five grandchildren. A son, Donald, died Dec. 7, 2007, and a grandson, Michael Moss, died May 16, 2005.

Burial was at Golden Oaks Cemetery in Chatsworth. Arrangements by Sunset Hills Cemetery, Funeral Home & Crematorium in Eugene.

Matt Nieminen Jr.

A memorial service will be held in January for Matt A. Nieminen Jr. of Eugene, who died Dec. 12 of unknown causes. He was 61.

He was born Dec. 24, 1948, in Denver to Matt and Fern Humrich Nieminen.

He graduated from Colorado Academy in Denver and attended Colorado Mountain College in Grand Junction. He was a master cabinetmaker and worked for Country Coach.

Survivors include his domestic partner, Kim Hendrickson; and three sisters, Nancy Helsabeck and Susan Colvin, both of Eugene, and Hope Kettelkamp of Marion, Iowa.

Arrangements by Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene.

Catherine Prosise

COTTAGE GROVE - Catherine Sue Prosise of Cottage Grove died Dec. 10 at age 51. Her family declined to list the cause of death.

She was born Jan. 9, 1959, in San Diego to Shirley Kitchner Porter.

She worked as a paralegal and in public relations public relations, activities and policies used to create public interest in a person, idea, product, institution, or business establishment. By its nature, public relations is devoted to serving particular interests by presenting them to the public in the most .

Survivors include her mother, of Carmichael, Calif.; a brother, Robert Bauck of Sacramento; and two sisters, Tami Mercer of Noxon, Mont., and Laurie Woodall of Aurora, Mo.

Arrangements by Andreason's Cremation and Burial Services in Springfield. Remembrances to Emerald Christian Academy.

Patsy Sanderson

Patsy L. Sanderson of Eugene died Dec. 15 of heart failure at age 72. A private funeral is planned.

She was born April 30, 1938, in Exeter, Mo., to John and Lucille Daniels Simpson. She married Wayne F. Sanderson on July 7, 1965, in Winnemucca, Nev.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband; three sons, John Winings and Rick Winings, both of Oregon, and David Sanderson of California; two daughters, Carol Nava and Lisa Diamaggio, both of California; and numerous grandchildren.

Arrangements by Major Family Funeral Home in Springfield.

George Thibeau

SPRINGFIELD - George Ernest Thibeau of Springfield died Dec. 14 of complications of Alzheimer's disease at age 88. No service is planned.

He was born Dec. 14, 1922, in Flint, Mich., to Peter and Elizabeth Kramer Thibeau.

He graduated from high school. He worked for the U.S. Postal Service.

Survivors include a brother, J. Frank Thibeau of Eugene.

Arrangements by Sunset Hills Cemetery, Funeral Home & Crematorium in Eugene.

Jeffie Wade

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Jan. 3 at All Saints Lutheran Church in Novato, Calif., for Jeffie Dorothea Wade of Eugene, who died Nov. 28 of age-related causes. She was 90.

She was born Nov. 21, 1920, in Cordova, Alaska, to Demascus and Clara Granger Allen. She married Raymond Wade Sr. on March 21, 1942, in Yuma, Ariz. He died June 28, 1999.

She graduated from San Diego High School San Diego High School is an urban public high school located on the southern edge of Balboa Park, in San Diego, California. The school was established in 1882, and initially named Russ High after lumberman Joseph Russ who offered to donate the lumber to build the school.  and attended art courses through community education programs there. She worked as a timekeeper for General Dynamics and was co-owner of Johnson-Wade Carpet and Drapes. She was also a homemaker.

Survivors include two daughters, Peggy Griffiths of San Diego and J'nene Wade of Eugene; a son, Raymond Jr. of Petaluma, Calif.; and 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Alpha Cremation and Burial Service in Eugene.

Della Williamson

CRESWELL - Della Williamson of Creswell died Dec. 15 of kidney failure kidney failure
 or renal failure

Partial or complete loss of kidney function. Acute failure causes reduced urine output and blood chemical imbalance, including uremia. Most patients recover within six weeks.
 at age 71. A memorial gathering will be held later.

She was born Jan. 12, 1939, in Yakima, Wash., to Nicholas and Anna Mary Hoerner. She married David Williamson.

She was a homemaker, and lived with her husband in Boville, Idaho, for several years where they owned and operated Bailey's Bar before returning to Creswell in 1994.

Survivors include her husband; four daughters, Carol Rodrigues of Veneta, Brenda Powell of Creswell, and MaryAnn Bolt and Lori Sanderson, both of Cottage Grove; a brother, Clem Hoerner of Washington; a sister, Anna Marie Hoerner of Idaho; and 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Home in Cottage Grove. Remembrances to the Lori J. Sanderson donation account for Della Williamson at any Siuslaw Valley Bank branch.


Neil W. Concannon of Eugene died Dec. 12 at age 94. He worked at the Oregon State Penitentiary Oregon State Penitentiary (OSP), the first state prison in Oregon, United States, was originally located in Portland in 1851. In 1866 it was moved to a 26-acre site in Salem and enclosed by a reinforced concrete wall averaging 25 feet in height.  and earlier at the Correctional Institution of Oregon. A memorial is planned for the spring.

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