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Joseph Andreason

SPRINGFIELD - A graveside service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 29, in Willamette National Cemetery in Portland for Joseph Lynn Andreason of Springfield, who died Aug. 27 of age-related causes. He was 88. Visitation will be from noon to 7 p.m. today, Aug. 28, at Major Family Funeral Home in Springfield.

He was born Oct. 13, 1919, in Hunter, Utah, to John and Myrtle Duffin Andreason. He and his wife, Ella, were married Feb. 11, 1946, in Dallas, Texas.

Andreason served in the Army's 65th Infantry in World War II. He worked as a concrete contractor and a farmer.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Dolores Noel of Sachse, Texas, and Marsha Wilson of Springfield; a brother, John Duffin of Pocatello, Idaho; two sisters, Marjean King of Utah and Gail Broadhead of Arizona; eight grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. A son, John, died Feb. 16, 1998, and a son, Roger, died previously.

Remembrances to the American Diabetes Association.

Al Carey

COTTAGE GROVE - The graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, at Fir Grove Cemetery in Cottage Grove for Audrey "Al" Carey of Cottage Grove. He died Aug. 25 of heart disease at 82.

He was born July 4, 1926, in Olivert, S.D., to Muriel and Addie Patterson Carey. He married Nancy Anlauf on Feb. 22, 1948, in Walker.

Carey served as a medic in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He owned and operated Pioneer Hardware in Cottage Grove for many years.

Survivors include a son, John of Prescott Valley, Ariz.; a brother, Arwid of Clearfield, Utah; and three grandchildren. His wife died Dec. 8, 2006, and a granddaughter, Tiffany Carey, died in 1967.

Arrangements by Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel in Cottage Grove. Remembrances to Trinity Lutheran Church in Cottage Grove.

Maria Chambers

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 29, at West Lawn Memorial Park in Eugene for Maria V. Chambers of Corvallis, formerly of Lane County. She died Aug. 27 of age-related causes at age 101.

She was born June 5, 1907, in San Acacio, Colo., to Maxmillion and Candalarita Atencio. She married James Chambers on Feb. 4, 1928, in Colorado.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include three daughters, Arlene Wheeler of Corvallis, Josephine Clack of Alaska and Wilma Steinmetz of Eugene; three sons, Mike of Eugene, Dan of Reedsport and Dick of Jefferson; a sister, Rosie Trujillo of Colorado; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and great-great-great-grandchildren. Her husband, a son, Edward, a daughter, Edna Chambers, a grandson, Chris and a granddaughter, Maria Jen, died previously.

Arrangements by McHenry Funeral Home in Corvallis.

Ronald Classen

SPRINGFIELD - The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, at First Landmark Missionary Baptist Church for Ronald James Classen of Springfield. Classen died Aug. 26 of renal cell cancer. He was 66. Visitation will be from noon to 7 p.m. today, Aug. 28, at Major Family Funeral Home in Springfield.

He was born Nov. 25, 1941, in Leavenworth, Wash., to George and Hilma Bebout Classen. He married Sarah Taylor on Oct. 22, 1971, in Springfield.

He served in the Air Force. He worked for El Jay for 30 years and for Precision Machine.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Dolan of Keizer; a daughter, Corinna Christofferson of Eugene; two sisters, Norma Eckert of Citrus Heights, Calif., and Judy Smith of Eugene; a brother, George of Eugene; and four grandchildren.

Private burial will be in Mount Vernon Cemetery, Springfield.

Marilyn Lackstrom

The funeral will be held at 3 p.m. today, Aug. 28, at Peace Church of the Brethren in Portland for Marilyn Ruth Lackstrom of Portland, formerly of Springfield. She died Aug. 25 of complications of Alzheimer's disease at age 77. Burial will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Springfield Memorial Gardens.

She was born Feb. 3, 1931, in Blackwell, Okla., to Russell and Gladys Andrew Dickerson. She married John Lackstrom on Nov. 20, 1962, in Springfield.

She graduated from Springfield High School in 1949 and held a bachelor's degree in elementary education from LaVerne College in California. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband; a son, D. Eric of Portland; a daughter, Kari Lackstrom-Gustafson of Vancouver, Wash.; three siblings, Edward Dickerson, James Dickerson and Lois Laurtzen; and two grand children.

Arrangements by Farnstrom-Gable Funeral Chapel in Portland. Remembrances to the Alzheimer's Association.

Marge McGraw

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. today, Aug. 28, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Madras for Marjorie E. "Marge" McGraw of Madras, formerly of the Eugene area. She died Aug. 22 of cancer at age 57.

She was born Nov. 7, 1950, in Ontario to Bill and Margaret O'Toole Catterson. She married Charles "Chuck" McGraw on Feb. 16, 1985, in Eugene.

She graduated from the University of Oregon in 1975 with a bachelor's degree in psychology. She worked in the banking industry for more than 36 years in Eugene, Bend and Madras.

Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Kathleen McGraw of Tacoma; a son, Riley of Madras; and a brother, Dan Catterson of Sacramento.

Arrangements by Bel-Air Funeral Home in Madras.

Shirley Sharp

DRAIN - A memorial service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, at Drain Civic Center for Shirley June Sharp of Drain. She died Aug. 25 of cancer at age 81.

She was born June 17, 1927, in Leona to Carl and Grace Olstead Henderson. She married Joe Sharp in Los Angeles.

She worked as a waitress.

Survivors include three children, Larry Sharp of Roseburg and Laurie Sharp and Karen Sharp, both of Los Angeles; two sisters, Virginia McDonald of Drain and Carol Henderson of Eugene; three grand children and two great-grandchildren. Her husband died Aug. 23, 1980.

Arrangements by Alpha Cremation Services in Eugene.

Luella Thomas

JUNCTION CITY - The funeral will be held at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, at Lancaster Church of Christ in Junction City for Luella Arlene Thomas of Junction City, with burial to follow at 2 p.m. in Rest Lawn Memorial Park in Junction City. Thomas died Aug. 23 of cancer at age 65.

She was born Oct. 31, 1942, in Culbertson, Mont., to John and Hazel Lewis Fehrs.

She held a bachelor's degree from Southern Oregon College. She worked as a teacher and as an office manager for Agri-Pac.

Survivors include her mother, of Junction City; three children, John Thomas of Arlington, Wash., Francine Thomas of Los Angeles and Mary Danner of Hillsboro; two siblings, Delmer Fehrs of Aloha and June Battey Palmdale, Calif.; and three grandchildren.

Arrangements by Andreason's Cremation & Burial Service in Springfield. Remembrances to Senior Connections of Junction City.

Les Witham

The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, at Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene for Francis "Les" Witham of Eugene, who died Aug. 26 of cancer. He was 63. Burial will be in Rest-Haven Memorial Park in Eugene.

He was born Sept. 28, 1944, in Eugene to Francis and Billie Bunch Witham. He and his wife, Linda "Dee Dee," were married Oct. 28, 1989, in Eugene.

Witham attended South Eugene High School and served in the Navy. He worked as an engineer on the Southern Pacific Railroad.

Survivors include his wife; his mother, Billie Currey; five children, William Witham of Sunriver, Patrick Witham of Eugene, Stacey Witham of Tigard, Wally Groleau of Eugene and Andy Groleau of Sutherlin; a brother, Pat of Newport; a sister, Rosanne Smith of Kermit, Texas; and eight grandchildren. His first wife, Lila, died previously.

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