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Ralph Spencer

SPRINGFIELD - Ralph Leonard Spencer of Springfield died Jan. 28 at the age of 80. His family chose not to list the cause of death.

Spencer was born Aug. 3, 1922, in Spokane, Wash., to William and Lura Halcyon Spencer. He married Susana Ceballos in Nogales, Mexico, on Dec. 16, 1965.

He moved with his family from Spokane to Arcadia, Calif., in 1922 before settling in Oregon in 1930. He was a Springfield resident for most of his life. He served in the Navy during World War II. He had two wood product mills, a secondhand store and a Mexican import store in the Eugene area. He enjoyed flowers, especially roses, hunting and fishing.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Angelica; a son, Ruben; two brothers, Larry and Glenn; and seven grandchildren.

No services are planned. Buell Funeral Chapel in Springfield is in charge of arrangements.

Eunice Cherbak

SPRINGFIELD - A memorial service will be held Feb. 6 for Eunice Louise Cherbak of Springfield, who died Jan. 30 of a stroke. She was 77.

Cherbak was born Feb. 17, 1925, in Houston to Huey and Ruth Martin McBee. She married James Cherbak in Gary, Ind., on June 10, 1946. He died in 1948.

She graduated from high school. She worked as a waitress, and she owned Dot's Cafe. She lived in San Diego before moving to this area in 1967.

She enjoyed playing cards and bowling, and she was a member of the Walterville Grange.

Survivors include two sons, Jimmie of Salem and Ronald of Danville, Ky.; four grandchildren; and two great-grand- children.

Thursday's service will be held at 11 a.m. at Springfield Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home. Inurnment will be at Springfield Memorial Gardens.

Edwin Boggs

SPRINGFIELD - The funeral will be held Feb. 6 for Edwin Franklin Boggs of Springfield, who died Feb. 1 of age-related causes. He was 96.

Boggs was born Oct. 19, 1906, in Deer Park, Wash., to Edmond and Dora Whittaker Boggs. He married Ruth Murphy in Eugene on March 20, 1929. She died July 11, 1996.

He served in the Navy from 1927 until 1928 and was stationed aboard the USS Oklahoma and the USS Arizona. He lived in Deer Park, Shedd and Eugene before settling in Springfield in 1927.

He was employed with the Eugene Planing Mill, the Army Corps of Engineers, International Paper and States Industries.

He enjoyed gardening, fishing and traveling. He was a member of the Alvadore Christian Church.

Survivors include three sons, Robert and Richard, both of Eugene, and Delbert of Alvadore; two daughters, Margie Hartford of Eugene and Beryl Penning of Springfield; a brother, David of Eugene; two sisters, Alice Hopper of Springfield and Grace Teague of Nehalem; 15 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren. Two grandsons, Richard and Bobby Boggs, died previously.

Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Lane Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home in Eugene. Thursday's service will be held at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at Lane Memorial Gardens in Eugene.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

John Beeching II

A celebration of life will be held Feb. 9 for John Foster Beeching II of Eugene, who died Jan. 28 of cancer. He was 48.

Beeching was born Nov. 24, 1954, in Casper, Wyo., to John and Grace Stratton Beeching.

His family moved to Carlton in 1956 and settled in Eugene in 1963. He graduated from North Eugene High School in 1973. He began working for L.D. McFarland Co. in 1974 and continued to work there for 29 years.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and sitting around a campfire. He especially enjoyed barbecuing and going to the coast.

Survivors include his mother, Grace Lawless of Springfield; two sons, Matt and Josh, both of Elmira; a brother, Archie of Hillsboro; and two sisters, Isabelle Wyant of Eugene and Gayle Jacobo of Springfield.

Sunday's celebration of life will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the clubhouse at Santiago Estates in Springfield. Poole-Larson Funeral Home in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Sacred Heart.

Madeline Cooper

JUNCTION CITY - The graveside service will be Feb. 7 for Madeline Alice Cooper of Junction City, who died Jan. 31 of age-related causes. She was 78.

She was born Feb. 17, 1924, in Drain to Bill Coda and Pleasant Ila Elliott Miller. She lived in the Drain area for 70 years.

She married Charles "Zeke" Cooper in Eugene on June 27, 1942. He died Nov. 9, 1984.

She was a bookkeeper who worked with her husband in their accounting office in Drain. She also did bookkeeping in Anchorage and worked as a crew foreman in Eastern Oregon doing such jobs as creek clearing, seeding and wildlife habitat planting. She and her husband owned a chicken ranch in Cottage Grove, and they lived in Burns when he served as accountant for the Burns Paiute Indian Reservation.

Cooper was an avid outdoorswoman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and gardening. She also enjoyed painting, crocheting and attending Cowboy Church. She especially enjoyed her grandchildren.

Survivors include a son, Bill of Junction City; a daughter, Carol Draper of Washington; two brothers, Hugh Miller of Roseburg and Wayne Miller of Springfield; two sisters, Janice Urrey of Tillamook and Joanna Morrison of Roseburg; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. A brother, David Miller, and a granddaughter, Sandra Cooper, died previously.

Friday's service will be at 2 p.m. at Leona Cemetery near Drain. Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Home, Cottage Grove, is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fellowship of Christian Cowboys in Junction City.

Lilla Reister

A memorial service will be held Feb. 7 for Lilla L. Reister of Eugene, who died Jan. 29 of Alzheimer's disease. She was 86.

Reister was born June 24, 1916, in Twin Lake Township, N.D., to Lars and Vivian Kathan Larson. She married Emil Reister in Jamestown, N.D., on Aug. 3, 1938. He died in September 2002.

A resident of the Eugene area since 1951, she worked at the A&W restaurant in Springfield until retiring in 1982. She enjoyed writing, poetry, reading, and spending time with her grandchildren and family. She was a member of the Springfield Lutheran Church and the National Rodeo Historical Association. She wrote and had published two novels and one book of poetry. Her poetry was published in two other books, as well.

Survivors include two sons, Richard Reister of Jefferson and Robert Reister of Layton, Utah; five daughters, Ellen Parson, Judy Marsh, Emily Rear and Cheryl Halleman, all of Eugene, and Charlotte Hunt of Sisters; two brothers, Oscar Larson of Seattle and Lawerance Larson of Minot, N.D.; five sisters, Edith Renegar of Orange County, Calif., Olga Johnson of Kent, Wash., Annie Harman of Seattle, Vivian Nelson of Florence and Loretta Abbott of Moiese, Mont.; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Friday's service will be at 2 p.m. at the Springfield Lutheran Church. A gathering will follow the service at the church. Andreason's Cremation & Burial Services, Eugene, in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

Della Telling

The funeral will be held Feb. 5 for Della Telling of Eugene, who died Feb. 2 of age-related causes. She was 90.

Telling was born April 8, 1912, in Victoria, B.C., to Harry and Effie Foreman Lindsay. She married David Telling in Tacoma on Dec. 15, 1930. He died Feb. 9, 1996.

She graduated from high school and lived in Tacoma before moving to Eugene in 1951. She worked as a secretary with an insurance agency for over 20 years.

Her interests included flowers, reading, sewing, ceramics, and canning and freezing food. She enjoyed cats, attending church, studying the Bible and singing in a choir. She was a member of Women's Christian Aglow, and she served as a volunteer with the Nazarene Churches in Eugene and Springfield.

Survivors include a daughter, Donna Beggs of Lakewood, Calif.; two sons, Jerry of Moorpark, Calif., and David of Everett, Wash.; a sister, Margaret Slopak of Yelm, Wash.; one grandchild; and one great-grandchild. A granddaughter, Katie Telling, died Dec. 3, 2001.

Wednesday's service will be held at 2 p.m. at Lane Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home in Eugene. Burial will be at Lane Memorial Gardens in Eugene.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

Marguerite Schlueter

FLORENCE - Marguerite "Peggy" Schlueter of Florence died Jan. 27 of age-related causes. She was 100.

Schlueter was born Jan. 2, 1903, in Milford, Utah, to Frank and Cecelia Jensen Hacker. She married Theodore Schlueter in Reno, Nev., on Sept. 10, 1934. He died in June 1940.

She lived in Utah, Los Angeles and Oakland, Calif., before settling in Florence in 1995. She graduated from high school in Los Angeles and went on to work in sales and as a fashion model for department stores. In Oakland, where she lived from 1934 until 1995, she worked as a new accounts representative for Bank of America for 28 years before retiring in 1967. She enjoyed knitting and traveling.

Survivors include two nieces, Joan Kerrebrock and Carole Pursley, both of Florence.

No services are planned. Inurnment will be in Oakland. Burns' Riverside Chapel/Florence Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Don Wiles

The funeral will be held today, Feb. 4, for Don Wiles of Milwaukie, formerly of Eugene, who died Jan. 31 of cancer. He was 61.

Wiles was born Nov. 3, 1941, in Newton County, Mo., to Maurice and Wanda Wiles. He married Barbara Hardt in Portland on July 7, 1967. She died Jan. 9, 1991.

He received a bachelor's degree from Portland State University. He worked as a salesman for Lehigh NW Cement Co. for more than 30 years. He lived in Salem from 1969 until 1985, when he moved to Eugene. He moved to Milwaukie from Eugene in 1998.

He enjoyed elk hunting, salmon fishing and spending time outdoors.

Survivors include his mother of Milwaukie; two sons, Ladd of West Linn and Matt of Milwaukie; a daughter, Sara Wiles of Beaverton; a brother, Gary of Milwaukie; a sister, Linda Hawker of Brush Prairie, Wash.; and one grandchild.

Today's service will be held at 1 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Portland. Wilhelm Funeral Home in Milwaukie is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Geneva Davis

SPRINGFIELD - Geneva B. Davis of Springfield died Jan. 29 of cancer. She was 72.

Davis was born July 21, 1930, in Moscow, Idaho, to Daniel and Gertrude Wardel Sears.

She moved from Sutherlin to Springfield in 1953. When her children grew up, she went back to high school and obtained her GED and went on to work in a variety of jobs. She worked as a taxi driver and a baby sitter in addition to working at a window manufacturing plant and at Taco John's. She also co-owned a foster home and worked as a caregiver. She enjoyed crochet, arts and crafts, the coast and wildlife.

Survivors include three sons, Stephen and Terry Wood and Jeffrey Davis, all of Springfield; a daughter, Linda Drews of Springfield; three brothers, Donald Sears of Texas, Ronald Sears of Dexter and John Perry of Eugene; six grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

No services are planned. Springfield Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society.

Charles Dorris Sr.

The funeral will be Feb. 7 for Charles "Chas" Edward Dorris Sr. of Eugene, who died Jan. 30 of heart failure. He was 69.

He was born April 7, 1933, in Shawnee, Okla., to Clettis and Lyda Couch Dorris. He married Billie Jean Cox in 1958 in Phoenix, Ariz. They later divorced.

Dorris graduated from Glendale (Ariz.) Union High School in 1950 and attended vocational school to learn the painting trade. He served in the U.S. Army from 1955 to 1957. He moved to Eugene in 1964.

He worked as a painting contractor for 52 years. He operated CedCo Painting Contractors locally and was also owner of Chuck's Paint N Place.

Dorris enjoyed fishing, camping, classic cars, karaoke and being with his family. He was a member of the painters union and Church of God.

Survivors include his former wife of Eugene; seven sons, Robert, Donald, Darrell, Eddie, Alexander and Thomas, all of Eugene, and Charles Jr. of Dewey, Ariz.; four daughters, Kathleen Dorris, Deidre Dorris George, Tamra Dorris and Cynthia Dorris, all of Eugene; two sisters, Rosemary Roy of Eugene and Shirley Hill of Coos Bay; 26 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Chapel of Memories Funeral Home in Eugene. Friday's service will be at 1 p.m., also at Chapel of Memories. Burial will be at Lane Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home in Eugene, which is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

Bernice Sutherland

A memorial service will be held Feb. 8 for Bernice M. Sutherland of Eugene, who died Jan. 28 of lung cancer. She was 80.

Sutherland was born April 2, 1922, in Connellsville, Pa., to Lloyd and Urbana Bryner Cox. She married Allan Sutherland in Pennsylvania on Nov. 10, 1945.

She lived in North Bend for 10 years before settling in Eugene in 1965. She was a registered nurse who worked as a nurse for the Navy for two years during World War II. She also worked as a nurse for the University of Oregon and Good Samaritan Care Center. She enjoyed traveling the world, family gatherings and skydiving on her 75th birthday. Affiliated with the Westmoreland Hospital School of Nursing in Greensburg, Pa., she was a member of the American Legion.

Survivors include her husband; three sons, Bob of Tucson, Ariz., Scott of Hubbard and Kenneth of Omaha, Neb.; a daughter, Patricia Williams of Beaverton; a brother, Merle Cox of Tarentum, Pa.; and 12 grandchildren.

Saturday's service will be at 10 a.m. at the Good Samaritan Center chapel in Eugene. Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions can be made to Sacred Heart Hospice.

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