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Arthur Frazee

SPRINGFIELD - A celebration of life service will be held April 5 for Arthur Wilfred "Bill" Frazee of Springfield, who died March 27 of age-related causes. He was 94.

Frazee was born May 17, 1908, in Onarga, Ill., to Arthur and Clara Caughron Frazee. He moved to Hemet, Calif., as an infant. When he was a teen-ager, he moved to Leaburg. In 1926, Frazee graduated from high school as the only member of his class.

He attended Oregon Agricultural College, now Oregon State University, for several terms until returning to Leaburg to help his family. After retiring, Frazee attended Lane Community College and earned an associate's degree in landscape design.

Frazee married Norma Huston in Eugene on Feb. 6, 1937.

From 1939 to 1947, the couple lived in Portland and in Kelso, Wash. Frazee worked for Bonneville Power and as a civil engineer in the Oregon shipyards. After returning to Leaburg, he worked as a school bus driver and a custodian at the Leaburg school. He then worked at Springfield Plywood, later known as Georgia-Pacific Co., until retiring in 1973.

His interests included reading, gardening and growing flowers, especially roses. He enjoyed singing and often sang with groups and choirs, and at local weddings and funerals. Frazee was a Boy Scout leader and active in the Walterville Grange and the Springfield Soup Kitchen. At age 80, he traveled to Kodiak, Alaska, on a two-week mission to help with building projects. He was a member of the Springfield First Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Paul of San Diego; a daughter, Sharla Davis of Springfield; and four grandchildren.

Saturday's service will be at 4 p.m. at Springfield First Baptist Church. Buell Funeral Chapel in Springfield is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Springfield First Baptist Church.

Kathryn Fosnaugh

The funeral will be held April 4 for Kathryn G. Fosnaugh of Eugene, who died March 31 of Alzheimer's disease. She was 72.

Fosnaugh was born March 5, 1931, in Little Rock, Ark., to Leslie and Matilda Thompson Portis. She moved to Eugene in 1935. After graduating from University High School, she attended Eugene Business College.

She married Dean Fosnaugh in Eugene on March 20, 1951.

Fosnaugh worked at the Oregon Journal for a time and lived in Florence for 15 years.

Her interests included playing the piano, singing in the church choir, traveling with her family and bicycling. She belonged to various Baptist churches and was a bell ringer with the Salvation Army. Fosnaugh also volunteered at Holt International Children's Services, at the American Red Cross, at Sacred Heart Medical Center and at the Springfield Museum.

Survivors include her husband; two sons, Gary of Portland and Mark of Springfield; a daughter, Sally Hutchinson of Beaverton; two brothers, William Portis of Eugene and John Portis of Sierra Madre, Calif.; a sister, Frances Sullivan of Eugene; and two grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at Lane Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home in Eugene. Friday's service will be at 1 p.m., also at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Good Neighbor Care Center in Springfield.

Peggy Lawson

HARRISBURG - The graveside service will be held April 4 for Peggy Maxine Lawson of Harrisburg, who died March 31 of cancer. She was 61.

Lawson was born Jan. 4, 1942, in Lebanon to Robert and Iris McIntosh Lawson.

She was a lifetime resident of this area and graduated from Harrisburg High School in 1961. She worked as a janitor for James River Paper Mill.

Her interests included sports and collecting Christmas ornaments. She enjoyed coloring with her nieces and nephews. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Junction City Ward.

Survivors include her mother of Harrisburg; and three brothers, Dwayne Lawson of Junction City, Mitchell Lawson of Ontario and Clinton Lawson of Hamilton, Mont.

Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. today at Murphy-Musgrove Funeral Home in Junction City. Friday's service will be held at 11 a.m. at Alford Cemetery in Harrisburg.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Sacred Heart.

Leah Schultz

A private memorial service will be held later in Owatonna, Minn., for Leah Nelson Schultz of Eugene, who died March 21 of pneumonia. She was 93.

Schultz was born May 1, 1909, in Wood Lake, Minn., to Frank and Nora Hadden Payne. She married Otto Nelson in Owatonna on Sept. 16, 1933. He died Jan. 17, 1947. She married Ray Schultz in Brookings, S.D., on June 5, 1977. He died July 6, 1979.

She lived in Owatonna and was raised in Emmett, Idaho, before moving to Eugene in 1946. She graduated from South Dakota State University in 1932. She worked as a pharmacist at Rexall Pharmacy in Owatonna and at Bakers Pharmacy in Eugene.

Her interests included gardening, rose cultivation and Arabian horses. She enjoyed her dogs.

Survivors include a daughter, Marilyn Nelson of Huntington Beach, Calif., a son, Otto Nelson of Owatonna; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. A great-grandchild died previously.

Inurnment will be in Owatonna. Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to South Dakota State University Foundation, College of Pharmacy, in Brookings.

Sarah Nagler

A celebration of life will be held later for Sarah A. "Sally" Nagler of East Wenatchee, Wash., formerly of Eugene, who died March 29 of age-related causes. She was 92.

Nagler was born Jan. 23, 1911, in Fort Wayne, Ind., to Thomas and Isabelle Booth Elder. She married L.L. "Bud" Nagler in 1931. He later died.

She lived in Eugene for 43 years and moved to East Wenatchee 12 years ago to be near her family. She was known for her philanthropic work in Eugene and the California cities of Palm Springs and Palm Desert. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and Kappa Alpha Theta.

Survivors include a son, L.L. "Skip" of East Wenatchee; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Inurnment will be at Rest-Haven Memorial Park in Eugene. Jones & Jones Funeral Home in Wenatchee, Wash., is in charge of arrangements.

Darceil Millsap

McKENZIE BRIDGE - A memorial service will be held April 5 for Darceil "Darc" Millsap of McKenzie Bridge, who died March 31 of cancer. She was 41.

Millsap was born Oct. 24, 1961, in Eugene to Darrell and Marceil Phillips Lane. She married Gary Millsap in Springfield on June 4, 1983.

She lived in Marcola before settling in McKenzie Bridge. She worked as a beautician, and she enjoyed hunting, camping and crafts.

Survivors include her husband; her father of Springfield; a son, Garrett of Crooked River Ranch; a daughter, Kaylyn Millsap of McKenzie Bridge; two brothers, Steven Lane of Salem and Dennis Lane of Marcola; and a sister, Terri Millsap of Keizer.

Saturday's service will be held at 11 a.m. at Springfield Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Michael Plouff

A celebration of life open house will be held April 5 for Michael Dean Plouff of Newberg, formerly of Springfield and Eugene, who died March 30 of liver disease. He was 47.

Plouff was born July 13, 1955, in Rantoul, Ill., to Thad and Patricia Hale Green. He married Darenda Edwards on Aug. 31, 1979.

He lived in Eugene from 1955 until 1990. He graduated from high school and served in the Army.

He worked in sawmills and machine shops.

He enjoyed fishing, camping and woodworking.

Survivors include his wife; his parents of Newberg; a son, Steven Tarpley of Ontario; three daughters, Brandi Smith of Keizer, Sommer Adams of Turner and Danielle Hooper of Newberg; two brothers, Rick and Dan Hines, both of Springfield; two sisters, Teri Plouff of Springfield and Gretchen Stansfield of Newberg; and eight grandchildren.

The celebration of life open house will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at 1306 N. Springbrook in Newberg. Autumn Funerals & Cremations in Tigard in charge of arrangements.

Darrell Doughty

SPRINGFIELD - A private family memorial service will be held for Darrell Doughty of Springfield, who died March 29 of pneumonia. He was 80.

Doughty was born Feb. 25, 1923, in Tipton, Calif. He married Mary Jones in Reno, Nev., on Feb. 6, 1943. She died Oct. 6, 1999.

He served in the Navy from 1941 until 1945. He lived in California, Denver and Safford, Ariz., before settling in Springfield in 1971. He worked as a builder and carpenter and in the electrical and plumbing fields.

He enjoyed fishing, camping, carpentry, remodeling and reading.

He was a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees and the Masons.

Survivors include a son, David of Eugene; a daughter, Barbara McMahon of Springfield; a sister, Midge Thorton of Texas; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Springfield Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Sacred Heart.

Beverly Court

The funeral will be held April 7 for Beverly Ann Nagel Court of Eugene, who died April 1 of cancer. She was 66.

Court was born June 17, 1936, in Hartford, Conn., to Albert and Josephine Krafczek Nagel. Her husband, Daniel McCarthy, died previously. She married David Court in Eugene in 1981.

She lived in the Connecticut cities of Branford and Clinton before moving to Eugene in 1972.

She received an associate's degree from college in Willimantic, Conn., and she worked in the administrative field.

Her interests included gardening, fishing, painting, camping and traveling.

She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and her daughter-in-law.

Survivors include her husband; three sons, Mike McCarthy of Eugene, Tim McCarthy of Salem and Chris McCarthy of Portland; three daughters, Linda McCarthy of Boulder, Colo., Nancy McCarthy of Eugene and Pam Bond of Portland; three sisters, Barbara Nagel of South Carolina and Nancy Dubin and Muriel Miller, both of Connecticut; and 12 grandchildren.

Monday's service will be held at 10 a.m. at Poole-Larsen Funeral Home in Eugene. Burial will follow the service at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Eugene.

Leah Duenkel

A memorial service will be held April 11 for Leah Duenkel of Eugene, who died March 29 of age-related causes. She was 98.

Duenkel was born Oct. 21, 1904, in Woodville, Wis., to Ernest and Anna Schwalenberg Raddatz. She graduated from high school in Hilbert, Wis. After graduating from Badger School of Cosmetology, she later was certified as a cosmetology instructor.

In 1929, she married George Duenkel in Hilbert. They later divorced.

Duenkel worked as a telephone operator, a department store clerk, a manager at a hair pin factory, a beautician and a beauty school instructor. She lived in Hilbert until moving to Green Bay, Wis., in 1957. After retiring in 1972, Duenkel moved to Eugene.

Her interests included her family, reading and handwork. She was an expert seamstress. Active in her church, Duenkel taught Sunday school for 60 years and led Bible study groups. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women.

Survivors include a daughter, Gloria Bailey of Eugene; a son, George of Allyn, Wash.; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

The April 11 service, followed by a reception, will be at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Eugene. Private burial will be at Sunset Hills Memorial Gardens in Eugene. England's Eugene Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church.

Ivan Miller

A memorial service will be held April 13 for Ivan Bernhardt Miller of Yuma, Ariz., formerly of Junction City, who died March 23 of age-related causes. He was 88.

Miller was born May 7, 1914, in Clarinda, Iowa, to Harry and Anna Miller. He married Helen Kunkel on June 10, 1941.

His family moved to Las Vegas, N.M., in 1920, and he graduated from Las Vegas High School in 1934. He was living in Roswell, N.M., in 1941, when he was drafted into the Army. He served in Coast Artillery in San Diego until he was discharged later that year. He was recalled to duty in 1942 and was stationed at Fort Riley, Kan., with the 9th Armored Division. He was sent to the Philippines in 1945, where he took part in moving many small cemeteries to the National Cemetery in Manila and preparing for the invasion of Japan.

He was part of the occupation forces in Japan and was discharged in 1945 at Fort Lewis, Wash.

He worked as a self-employed building contractor in Junction City for 30 years. He and his wife traveled throughout the U.S. and Mexico before retiring to Yuma in 1990. His interests included woodworking and serving his church, the Shepherd of the Hills Church in Yuma.

Survivors include two sons, Alvin of Seattle and Ronald of Albuquerque, N.M.; a daughter, Shirley Owen of Portland; a brother, Lyle of Roseburg; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

The memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. April 13 at the Shepherd of the Hills Church in Yuma. Sunset Vista Funeral Home in Yuma is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Shepherd of the Hills Church in Yuma.

Steven Golden

SPRINGFIELD - A celebration of life for family and friends will be held later for Steven Wayne Golden of Springfield, who died March 30 of spinal meningitis. He was 33.

Golden was born Feb. 25, 1970, in Montebello, Calif., to Rodger and Karen Gray Golden.

He was employed in the food service industry and worked at Denny's Restaurant for three years. He lived in this area for 25 years.

His interests included collecting Budweiser memorabilia, bike riding and fishing. He was a Notre Dame fan, and he enjoyed country music.

Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Karen and Mike Burney of Springfield; a brother, Michael of Springfield; and a sister, Shannon Rawlings of Springfield.

Andreason's Cremation & Burial Service in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Robert Sappington

A celebration of life luncheon will be held April 5 for Robert Ray Sappington of Eugene, who died March 15 of age-related causes. He was 81.

Sappington was born May 2, 1921, in Coos Bay to Samuel and Lena Howe Sappington. He married Louise Harrison in Portland on Aug. 17, 1946. She died in 1974.

He served in the Navy during World War II. He retired as an electrical engineer from Minnesota Pipeline. He moved to Eugene from Little Falls, Minn., in 1985.

His interests included amateur radio and he was a member of the Valley Radio Club.

Survivors include a son, Gary of Eugene; and a daughter, Sharon Sappington of La Paz, Bolivia.

The celebration of life luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the DoubleTree Hotel in Springfield. West Lawn Memorial Park & Funeral Home in Eugene is in charge the American Heart Association.

Lucille Montgomery

The funeral will be held April 5 for Lucille Montgomery of Eugene, who died March 31 of age-related causes. She was 91.

Montgomery was born April 22, 1911, in Crabtree, Ky., to John and Dolly Martin Sowards. She married Harold Montgomery in Quantico, Va., on Sept. 5, 1942. He died Dec. 8, 1993.

She was a longtime resident of Portland and moved to Eugene in 2002.

Survivors include a daughter, Helen Ramsdell; a brother, William Sowards of West Virginia; one grandchild; and two great-grandchildren.

Saturday's service will be held at 11 a.m. at Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home in Portland.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

Fred Mast

A service will be held later at Rock Island National Cemetery in Illinois for Fred Elsworth "Freddie" Mast of Eugene, who died March 16 of age-related causes. He was 77.

Mast was born April 4, 1925, in Croton, Iowa, to Louie and Laura Saltzgaver Mast.

He attended schools in Croton. He served in the Navy from 1942 until 1946. He worked on the Milwaukie Railroad before he moved to Oregon and worked as an engineer with Southern Pacific Railroad.

He enjoyed ice skating, astronomy and reading. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge 195 and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews.

England's Eugene Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
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