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Willard Dickerson

A memorial service will be held Jan. 19 for Willard C. Dickerson of Eugene, who died Jan. 13 of age-related causes. He was 86.

Dickerson was born March 24, 1915, in Pawhuska, Okla., to Phillip and Blanche Dickerson. He married Vena Parson in Eugene on March 28, 1947.

He moved from Oklahoma to the Santa Clara area of Eugene in 1937. Dickerson served in the Army from 1940 to 1945. He worked at Lane Plywood from 1958 until 1975, when he retired.

His interests included hunting, fishing and gardening.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Carolyn Gruher of Grants Pass; and two grandchildren.

Saturday's service will be at 1:30 p.m. at Irving Christian Church in Eugene. Chapel of Memories Funeral Home in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Irving Christian Church or World Vision.

Kenneth Radloff

A memorial gathering will be held Jan. 20 for Kenneth L. "Kenny" Radloff of Eugene, formerly of Cottage Grove, who died Jan. 13 of respiratory failure. He was 63.

Radloff was born Jan. 20, 1938, in Cottage Grove to Carl and Hazel Griffin Radloff.

He attended Cottage Grove High School. Radloff served in the Navy from 1955 until 1959. He worked as a mail carrier in Cottage Grove for 31 years.

His interests included hunting, fishing and sports. He enjoyed his 1969 Corvette and doing yard work.

Survivors include his life partner, Roberta Hayne; a daughter, Lori Groves of Bandon; a son, Mark of Layton, Utah; a brother, Duane of Springfield; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Sunday's gathering will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Cottage Grove Elks Lodge. England's Eugene Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to SCAR/Jasper Mountain, the Disabled American Veterans or the American Lung Association.

Jay Long

A memorial service will be held Jan. 19 for Jay B. Long of Eugene, who died Jan. 12 of a stroke. He was 63.

Long was born March 17, 1938, in Hermiston to James and Gladys Ball Long. He married Rosalie Long in Hermiston on July 21, 1996.

He lived in Eugene at different times since 1946 and attended South Eugene High School and Lane Community College. He also lived in the Portland area and in Southern California for 10 years each.

Long served as a photographer specialist with the Navy. He worked in construction as a home builder and also worked in sales. He had a pilot's license, and his hobbies included flying.

Long also enjoyed photography, fine woodworking, reading, jazz, Frank Sinatra and his dog, Mr. Brinks. He was a member of the Goshen Grange.

Survivors include his wife; four daughters, Diane Dills of Cottage Grove, Libbie Rascon of Florence, Leslie Drews of Nevada and Tanner Drews of Eugene; two sons, T.J. Drews of Eugene and Michael Drews of Springfield; two sisters, Arlene Lee of Springfield and Georgia Soles of Portland; and seven grandchildren. A son, Robert, died in March 1985.

Saturday's service will be at 2 p.m. at Calvary Temple in Springfield. Lane Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Stroke Foundation.

Henry Weir

The funeral will be held Jan. 18 for Henry William "Bill" Weir of Eugene, who died Jan. 11 of age-related causes. He was 87.

Weir was born Feb. 20, 1914, in Fargo, Okla., to Frank and Mary Nutsch Weir. He married Edna R. Berg in Vancouver, Wash., on Nov. 14, 1936. She died Feb. 7, 2001.

He graduated from high school in Kansas. In his earlier years he mined for gold in Alaska. He worked as an engineer for Southern Pacific Railroad for 42 years. He lived in Eugene for 55 years.

His interests included hunting, camping, rockhounding and coin collecting. He enjoyed pickled herring, a glass of chocolate milk and a banana every day. He especially enjoyed the outdoors, taking walks and his dog, Cracker Jack.

Survivors include a brother, James of Eugene; and a sister, Bernice Hammock of Salem.

Friday's service will be at 3 p.m. at Major Family Funeral Home in Springfield.

David Andrews

A memorial Mass will be held Jan. 19 for David Lee Andrews of Eugene, who died Jan. 12 of a heart attack. He was 53.

Andrews was born Oct. 30, 1948, in Eugene to Lee and Trudy Dalk Andrews. He was a sixth-generation Oregonian.

He attended the University of Oregon. He owned the Bavarian Restaurant in Eugene from 1979 until 1993, and in 1995 he became the owner of Spencer's Restaurant.

He enjoyed cooking, playing cards and cribbage, helping others, spending time with his family and his dog, Kerry. Andrews also enjoyed traveling, reading, landscaping and listening to classical music.

He was a member and past president of the Lane Leaders, a member of the UO Duck Club and a former member of St. Alice Catholic Church in Springfield. Andrews served on the board of directors of the Lane County Visitor's Bureau.

Survivors include his father and stepmother, Joyce Andrews of Springfield; three brothers, John of Anchorage, Kelly of Blue River and Mark of Springfield; two sisters, Trudylee Fleming and Marybeth Wilde, both of Springfield; a stepsister, Jeanne Kramer of Springfield; and stepbrother, Kenneth Moxley of Springfield.

Saturday's Mass will be at 11 a.m. at St. Alice Catholic Church in Springfield. Buell Chapel in Springfield is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Greenhill Humane Society, KWAX radio or Easter Seals.

Judith Workman

CRESWELL - A memorial service will be held Jan. 18 for Judith Ann "Judy" Workman of Creswell, who died Jan. 13 of heart failure. She was 59.

Workman was born July 19, 1942, in Grand Rapids, Mich., to Lewis and June Chatman Ball.

She married Gary Workman in Reno, Nev., on June 11, 1960.

Workman, a homemaker, lived in the Eugene-Springfield area most of her life. She was baptized in the Eugene Assembly of God Church.

Her interests included fishing and music, and she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. In 2000, her family presented her with an Outstanding Mother award.

Survivors include her husband; her mother of Veneta; a son, Randall of Creswell; a daughter, Heidi Castro of Springfield; two brothers, Ronald Ball of Veneta and Daniel Ball of Springfield; a sister, Susan Holden of Veneta; and five grandchildren. A son, Jonathon, died previously.

Friday's service will be at 11 a.m. at the Presbyterian Church in Creswell. Lane Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Phyllis Burgard

A memorial service will be held Jan. 19 for Phyllis Meyer Burgard of Spokane, formerly of Eugene, who died Jan. 5 at age 78. Her family chose not to list the cause of death.

Burgard was born March 29, 1923, in Canton, China. She spent her childhood in China and Japan and at her family home in Springville, N.Y. She attended Dana Hall School in Wellesley, Mass., and Smith College in Northampton, Mass.

She married William Bartlett Burgard in 1942. He later died.

Burgard lived in East Aurora, N.Y., for most of her adult life. She was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening, weaving and skiing.

She was involved in volunteer work and community projects such as Children's Theater, Buffalo Ski Club and The Fiddleheads. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of East Aurora.

In 1982, Burgard and her husband retired in Eugene and were active at Campbell Senior Center. She lived in Eugene until 1999, when she moved to Spokane.

Survivors include two daughters, Sara Burgard and Mardis Nenno; two brothers, Holt Meyer and Bruce Meyer; and two granddaughters. A daughter, Christina Elise, died previously.

Saturday's service will be at 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church in East Aurora. Hazen and Jaeger in Spokane is in charge of arrangements.

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

Robert Reed

A memorial service will be held Jan. 17 for Robert James Reed of Eugene, who died Jan. 12 of respiratory failure. He was 42.

Reed was born Oct. 9, 1959, in Newport. He graduated from North Eugene High School in 1977 and attended Lane Community College. Reed served in the Air Force for six years as a communications tower specialist. He was stationed all over the world and received various commendations. Reed later worked as a crane operator in Alaska.

His interests included fishing, camping, reading and music. He was a member of the American Legion and the Eagles.

Survivors include his parents, Bobby and Jane Reed of Eugene; a daughter, Patricia Reed of Bensalem, Pa.; a brother, Ken of Eugene; a sister, Cindy Edinger of Eugene; and grandmothers, Adeline Masog of Toledo and Alice Reed of Newport.

Thursday's service will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 2075 Cosmoledo St. in Eugene. Poole-Larsen Funeral Home in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

James Ring

The funeral Mass will be held today, Jan. 16, for James M. "Jay" Ring of Eugene, who died Jan 10 of lung cancer. He was 64.

Ring was born Dec. 14, 1937, in Ferndale, Calif., to Meredith and Dorothy Ring.

He received a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in business administration from the University of California at Berkeley. He worked as a certified public accountant for 40 years. Ring moved to Eugene in 1973. He was an avid football fan and enjoyed fishing, especially fly fishing.

Survivors include his wife, Wilda; a son, Kevin of San Diego; a daughter, Amy Frame of Hillsboro; a brother, Mike of Ferndale; and a sister, Mardi Ellis of San Bernardino, Calif.

Today's service will be held at 12:15 p.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church in Eugene. Andreason's Cremation & Burial Service in Eugene is in charge of arrangements. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Donald Hammock

A memorial service will be held Jan. 17 for Donald Dean "Don" Hammock of Waldport, formerly of Eugene, who died Jan. 12 at age 64. His family chose not to list the cause of death.

Hammock was born May 13, 1937, in Eugene to Homer and Lucy Fortune Hammock. He married Marceline Nuss on Sept. 8, 1957. He graduated from Eugene High School in 1955. Hammock attended the University of Oregon and received a bachelor's degree from Troy State University in 1978. He retired from the Air Force after 23 years of service at the rank of chief master sergeant. He was awarded a commendation medal. After his retirement from the Air Force, he worked as a custom home builder with Mart & Hammock in Waldport for 22 years.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Jeffery of Mollala; two daughters, Katherine Hammock and Christine Hammock, both of Portland; three sisters, Shirley Cox of Seattle, Maxine Mart of Eugene and Joyce Gori of Keizer; and one grandchild.

Thursday's service, with full military honors, will be at 1 p.m. at Rose City Cemetery & Funeral Home in Portland. Burial will be at Rose City Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Waldport Meals on Wheels.

Shirley Crawford-Coggins

A memorial service will be held Jan. 19 for Shirley Crawford-Coggins of Eugene, who died Jan. 8 of cancer. She was 50.

She was born Aug. 19, 1951, in San Francisco to Robert and Margaret Cunneen Crawford.

She lived in Veneta from December 1989 to December 2001. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include her father of Lakeport, Calif.; her mother and stepfather, Richard Ketron of White City; a son, Steven Benavides of Eugene; a daughter, Stacy Benavides of Eugene; two brothers, David Crawford and Bob Crawford, both of White City; two sisters, Linda Watson of Medford and Debbie Frey of Lodi, Calif.; and two grandchildren.

Saturday's service will be at 1 p.m. at the Veneta Alliance Church. Poole-Larsen Funeral Home in Eugene is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to a hospice program.

Kiya Sixkiller

The funeral will be held Jan. 18 for Kiya Rose Sixkiller, infant daughter of Kelly and Heather Lestenkof Sixkiller, who died Jan. 12 of sudden infant death syndrome. She was born Dec. 2, 2001.

Survivors include her parents; a sister, Mara Lestenkof of Eugene; grandparents, Max and Roseanne Lestenkof and Nick and Donna Sixkiller; and great-grandparents, Flora Kensler, Michael Lestenkof, Donald Riggs and Osy Sixkiller.

Friday's service will be at 1 p.m. at Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene. Contributions may be made to the American Indian College.

Bertha Kropf

The funeral will be held Jan. 19 for Bertha Kropf of Albany, formerly of Harrisburg, who died Jan. 13 of age-related causes. She was 83.

Kropf was born Feb. 15, 1918, in Albany to John and Sarah Kennel Krabill. She married Ray Kropf in Albany on Dec. 21, 1941. He died on March 17, 1947. She married David Kropf in Albany on June 28, 1970.

She attended Grand Prairie School in Albany, where she lived for much of her life. She also had lived in Harrisburg and in Vanderhoof, B.C.

Kropf was a homemaker who was known for her sense of humor. She enjoyed growing dahlias. She was a former member of the Fairview Mennonite Church and more recently a member of the Brownsville Mennonite Church.

Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Leona Kropf of Sweet Home; a son, Walter of Harrisburg; three stepdaughters, Clarene Myers of Sweet Home, Lavern Yoder of Vanderhoof and Florence Gingrich of Salem; two stepsons, Stanley of Elkhart, Ind., and Jim of Vanderhoof; two brothers, David Krabill of Shedd and Kenneth Krabill of Albany; 25 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and one great-great- grandchild.

Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to noon and from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Workman & Steckly Funeral Chapel in Sweet Home. Saturday's service will be at 1 p.m. at the Brownsville Mennonite Church. Burial will be Saturday at Alford Cemetery in Harrisburg. Contributions may be made to the Mennonite Central Committee & Gospel Echoes NW, in care of Workman & Steckly Funeral Chapel, 1443 Long St., Sweet Home, OR 97386.

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