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Lucille Curts

SPRINGFIELD - Lucille G. Curts of Springfield died March 21 of age-related causes at age 89. An open house will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 27, at 44999 McKenzie Highway in Leaburg.

Curts was born Aug. 13, 1918, in Midvale, Idaho, to Winfield and Mary Wilburn Dymoke. She married Charles "Merle" Curts on June 20, 1938, in Lane County.

She graduated from high school in Midvale. She worked as a payroll clerk for Weyerhaeuser Co. for 20 years.

Survivors include a son, Tim of Independence, Mo.; a daughter, Joyce Jordan of Leaburg; five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Her husband died in 1976.

Burial will be in Springfield Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Springfield Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home.

Egon Gorecki

The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 29, at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Portland for Egon Gorecki of Eugene, who died March 21 of age-related causes. He was 86. Recitation of the Rosary will be at 7 p.m. today at St. Mary Catholic Church in Eugene.

He was born Jan. 9, 1922, in Wilcze, Poland, to Josef and Lydia Cybart Gorecki. He married Veronica Plieth on Feb. 4, 1946, in Germany.

He worked as a furniture maker in Portland.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Danuta Hall of Eugene; two sons, Thaddeus and Gabriel, both of Portland; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Portland. Arrangements by Andreason's Cremation & Burial Service in Springfield. Remembrances to St. Vincent de Paul.

Dana Hudgens

JUNCTION CITY - A memorial service will be at 6 p.m. today, March 26, at First United Methodist Church in Junction City for Dana M. Hudgens of Junction City. She died March 22 of respiratory failure at age 61.

She was born April 16, 1946, in Pocatello, Idaho, to Johnny and Beverly Baker Hudgens. She graduated from West Valley High School and Columbia Basin College.

Hudgens was a professional classical ballet dancer who taught ballet. She also worked for Habitat for Humanity, in youth services and in clerical jobs in county government.

Survivors include three brothers, Kelly Hudgens and Shawn Hudgens, both of Boise, and Iain Stuart of Springfield; and a sister, Jennifer Hudgens of Seattle.

Arrangements by Poole--Larsen Funeral Home in Eugene. Remembrances to Habitat for Humanity.

Kenneth Marteney

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday, March 28, at First Assembly of God Church in Lebanon for Kenneth Marteney of Keizer, formerly of Brownsville and Harrisburg. He died March 19 of progressive supranuclear palsy at age 86. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at Huston-Jost Funeral Home in Lebanon.

He was born Sept. 14, 1921, in Baileyville, Kan. He married Lila Ross on Dec. 16, 1941, in Eugene. She died in 1995. He married Doris Atwater in 1998.

He served in the Army during World War II, stationed in France and Germany. He worked as a logger and later as a millwright.

Survivors include his wife; three sons, Ken Jr. of Redmond and John of Lebanon and Gail of Halfway; a daughter, Marcia Marteney of Keizer; two brothers, two sisters; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Private burial will be in Crawfordsville Union Cemetery. Remembrances to The Eugene Mission or Willamette Valley Hospice.

David Matthews

SPRINGFIELD - The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday, March 28, at St. Alice Catholic Church in Springfield for David William Matthews of Springfield. He died March 23 of cancer at age 62. Burial will be Friday in Sunset Memorial Gardens in Eugene. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene.

He was born Oct. 24, 1945, in Coos Bay to Jack and Betty Porter Matthews. He married Dorothy Matti on Oct. 19, 1962, in Stevenson, Wash.

Matthews attended Marshfield High School and held an associate's degree from Lane Community College. He owned Dave's Pump and Construction Inc., and worked as a millwright and pipefitter for Weyerhaeuser Co. in North Bend.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, David of Salem and Daniel of Eugene; and four grandchildren. A daughter, Debra Matthews, died Jan. 15, 1971.

Remembrances to Seattle Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center or Doernbecher Children's Hospital, Portland.

Charlotte Schellman

A memorial gathering will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, March 27, at Cascade Manor in Eugene for Charlotte Schellman of Eugene. She died March 22 of age-related causes at age 86.

She was born March 14, 1922, in St. Joseph, Mo., to Dudley and Julia Reichhelm Green. She married John Schellman on Feb. 10, 1954, in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Schellman held a bachelor's degree from the University of California at Los Angeles and a doctorate from Stanford University. She was a molecular biologist who worked on the study of protons at California Institute of Technology, Stanford, Carlsburg Laboratory and the University of Minnesota. She was an adjunct professor at the University of Oregon.

Survivors include her husband; two children, Heidi Schellman of Wayne, Ill., and Lise Schellman of Eugene; and a grandchild.

Arrangements by Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene. Remembrances to the Cascade Manor Foundation.

Alberta McKinnie

A graveside memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, March 28, at Lane Memorial Gardens in Eugene for Alberta McKinnie of Eugene. She died March 8 of age-related causes at age 91.

She was born Feb. 16, 1917, in Lexington, Ky., to Albert and Margaret Johnson Carpenter. She married Lemuel McKinnie on July 1, 1948, in Redding, Calif.

She worked at The Bon Marche department store for 11 years.

Survivors include a daughter, Brenda Brown of Eugene; a son, Albert of Troutdale; seven grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Her husband died Oct. 10, 2001; a daughter, Ann Taylor, died in 2001; and a great-grandson died previously.

Inurnment will be in Lane Memorial Gardens.

Arrangements by Lane Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home.

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