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Kirby Jenkins

SPRINGFIELD - The funeral will be held Jan. 19 for Kirby Jenkins of Springfield, who died Jan. 16 of kidney failure. He was 74.

Jenkins was born Jan. 19, 1927, in Bray, Okla., to Charlie and Hattie Spencer Jenkins. He married Hazel "Pauline" Millus, in Plains, Texas, on July 17, 1944.

He attended schools in Bray and lived in New Mexico and Goshen before moving to Springfield in 1944. Jenkins worked at Springfield Sand and Gravel for six years. He worked as a self-employed mechanic until his retirement. His interests included hunting and gardening. Jenkins enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Charlene Wright and Barbara Harris, both of Springfield and Linda Suiter of Cottage Grove; a son, Calvin "Sonny" of Springfield; two brothers, Joe and Alton, both of Roseburg; a sister, Eula Turner of Marlow, Okla.; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. A grandson, Gregory Suiter, died in February 2001.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. today, Jan. 18, at Springfield Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home. Saturday's service will be at 2 p.m., also at the funeral home. Burial will be at Springfield Memorial Gardens.

Minnie Botts

COTTAGE GROVE - The funeral will be held Jan. 19 for Minnie Long Botts of Cottage Grove, formerly of Drain, who died Jan. 15 of complications from Alzheimer's disease. She was 80.

Botts was born July 11, 1921, in Clayton, Okla., to Choc and Lelia McCraw Ballard. She married Jack Long in Antlers, Okla., in 1937. They later divorced. She married Walter Botts in Reno, Nev., in 1965. He died Jan. 25, 1988.

She was a longtime resident of Drain before moving to Cottage Grove. Botts was a homemaker and her interests included gardening and quilting. She enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Drain.

Survivors include three daughters, Mary Carns and Linda Painter, both of Eugene, and Judy Smith of Springfield; a brother, Ancel Ballard of Durham, Calif.; nine grandchildren; and 18 great-grand- children.

Visitation will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today, Jan. 18, at Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel in Cottage Grove. Saturday's service will be at 1 p.m., also at the funeral home. Burial will be at Drain Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cascade/Coast Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association.

Mildred Dorman

SPRINGFIELD - The graveside service will be held Jan. 19 for Mildred Dorman of Springfield, who died Jan. 14 at the age of 69. Her family chose not to list the cause of death.

Dorman was born Feb. 8, 1932, in Longmont, Colo., to Roy and Lela Keele Osborne. She married Grover Dorman in Oceanside, Calif., on March 31, 1952. He died June 9, 1986.

She moved to Springfield in 1958. She was a homemaker and her interests included reading and crossword puzzles. Dorman enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

Survivors include a son, Steve of Eugene; a daughter, Dawn Dunphy of Springfield; a brother, Leroy "Sunny" Osborne of Winchester Bay; a sister, Loretta "Ludie" Randall of Springfield; and two grandchildren. A son, David died in 1992.

Saturday's service will be at 1 p.m. at Springfield Memorial Gardens. Buell Chapel in Springfield is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Camp Creek Community Church.

Thomas Dougherty

HARRISBURG - A celebration of life will be held Jan. 19 for Thomas E. Dougherty of Harrisburg, who died Jan. 17 of cancer. He was 79.

Dougherty was born May 18, 1922, in Ottawa, Ill., to Gaylon and Anna Peterson Dougherty. He married Dawne Hogan in Springfield on Oct. 1, 1966.

He served in the Air Force during World War II. He received a bachelor's degree from the University of Oregon in 1952. Dougherty worked in printing and office machine sales until his retirement in 1984. His interests included fishing, golf and playing cards. Dougherty was a member of the U.S. Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion and the Retired Officers Club. He lived in Harrisburg for 50 years.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Madeline Maxwell of England; a brother, Stanley of Tacoma; a sister, Genevieve Hassell of Kansas City, Mo.; and two grand- children.

Saturday's celebration will be held at 2 p.m. at the U.S. Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall in Harrisburg. Andreason's Cremation & Burial Service in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of choice.

Mary Reese

The funeral will be held Jan. 21 for Mary K. Reese of Eugene, who died Jan. 15 of age-related causes. She was 84.

Reese was born Feb. 3, 1917, in Mount Vernon, Wash., to William and Myra Jones Thomas. She graduated from high school in Mount Vernon.

During World War II, she worked as a ship welder in Seattle.

Before moving to the Eugene area in 1962, Reese lived in Coos Bay and Roseburg. She was a homemaker.

Her interests included reading, cooking and entertaining. She also enjoyed motor home traveling and family activities.

Survivors include her husband of 30 years, Charles; a son, Scott Keene of Veneta; two daughters, Nancy Hastings of Springfield and Fae Booker of Umatilla; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Her first husband, David Keene, died in 1954, and a daughter, Susan Stanley, died in 1967.

Visitation will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at Springfield Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home. Monday's service will be at 10 a.m., also at the funeral home. Burial will be at Springfield Memorial Gardens.

Timothy Waybright

A memorial service will be held Jan. 20 for Timothy Lee Waybright of Eugene, who died Jan. 16 of complications from diabetes. He was 50.

Waybright was born Dec. 23, 1951, in Los Angeles to Everett and Marjorie Tufts Waybright.

He moved to Eugene from Los Angeles in 1964. Waybright graduated from Junction City High School. He worked as a lieutenant for Pinkerton Security Service for many years. He also worked as an aide in a group home for the mentally disabled. He enjoyed auto racing and his church. Waybright was a member of the Alvadore Christian Church.

Survivors include his mother, Marjorie Abajian of Eugene; and two brothers, Harry Abajian of Eugene and Ted Abajian of Santa Barbara, Calif.

Sunday's service will be at 3 p.m. at the Alvadore Christian Church. Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alvadore Christian Church.

Charles Mitchell

The funeral will be held Jan. 20 for Charles Frank Mitchell of La Habra, Calif., formerly of Crow, who died Jan. 11 of age-related causes. He was 94.

Mitchell was born May 19, 1907, in Vandergrift, Pa., to Harry and Victoria Begunckar Mitchell. His wife, Margarite Balanger Mitchell, died in 1951.

He attended Pennsylvania State College and Northwestern University Dental School. Mitchell served with the Army's Dental Corps from 1933 until 1946. He worked as an orthodontist in Whittier, Calif.

His interests included gardening, making wine, reading and working in vineyards. He lived in Crow from 1987 to 2000.

Survivors include a daughter, Marie Weiglin of La Habra; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. A daughter, Betty Jo Smith, died previously.

Sunday's service will be at 1 p.m. at West Lawn Memorial Park & Funeral Home in Eugene. Lane Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home in Eugene is in charge of arrangements. Contributions may be made to Crow Grange Senior Meals.

Jerome Souza

PLEASANT HILL - The funeral Mass will be held Jan. 19 for Jerome Souza of Pleasant Hill, who died Jan. 16 of a heart attack. He was 66.

Souza was born March 21, 1935, in Oakland, Calif., to John and Theodora Souza. He married Charlene Jones in Reno, Nev., on Sept. 1, 1972.

He began working for Owens-Brockway Glass when he was 18 and retired in 1990 as a manager. His interests included fishing, hunting and camping. He enjoyed tinkering on various projects. He moved to Pleasant Hill from the San Francisco Bay area 11 years ago. Souza was a member of the Springfield Elks Lodge.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Rick of Manteca, Calif.; two daughters, Cindy Souza of Dublin, Calif., and Wendy Pearson of Reno, Nev.; two stepsons, Carl Jones of Eugene and Dean Jones of Dublin; two brothers, George of San Jose, Calif., and Robert of Piedmont, Calif.; two sisters, Dorothy Petterson of Hayward, Calif., and Lillian Ross of Camarillo, Calif.; 12 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Visitation will be held from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. today, Jan. 18, at Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene. An evening prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, also at the funeral home. Saturday's service will be held at 11a.m. at St. Jude Catholic Church in Eugene. Burial follow the service at Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Eric Mota

A memorial service will be held Jan. 19 for Eric Benjamin Mota of Milwaukie, formerly of Springfield, who died Jan. 15 of cancer. He was 20.

Mota was born Sept. 28, 1981, in Eugene.

He attended elementary school in Springfield and attended high school in Lander, Wyo., where he won numerous awards with the swim team. He worked in Alaska before moving to Milwaukie.

Survivors include his parents, Maxine and Jim Tammany of Lander; his twin brother, Elijah of Milwaukie; and a sister, Jenifer Mota of Milwaukie.

Saturday's service will be held at 3 p.m. at Providence Memorial Hospital in Milwaukie. Crown Burial & Cremation Services in Milwaukie is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Providence Memorial Hospital.

John Skelton Sr.

HARRISBURG - A memorial service will be held Jan. 20 for John Gregory Skelton Sr. of Harrisburg, who died Jan. 13 at age 52. The cause of death has yet to be determined.

Skelton was born July 16, 1949, in Hamilton, Ontario, to William and Alice Foster Skelton. He moved to California as a child.

After graduating from high school, Skelton enlisted in the Army. He received a Purple Heart while serving as a medic in Vietnam.

He married Gretchen Schneider in Las Vegas on Jan. 15, 1972. They later divorced.

Before moving to the Eugene area in 1998, Skelton lived in La Habra, Calif., where he worked in sales at a BMW dealership. He also lived in Lincoln, Calif., where he owned and operated a service station and repaired cars, and in Utah.

His interests included hot rods, car shows, fishing, camping and activities with his grandchildren.

Survivors include a son, John Jr. of Chino, Calif.; two daughters, Elizabeth Skelton of Fullerton, Calif., and Rebecca Skelton of Eugene; two brothers, Donald of Pasadena, Calif., and Daniel of Sacramento; a sister, Diane Wells of Las Vegas; and four grandchildren.

Sunday's service will be held at 3 p.m. at 2026 Pierce St. Private inurnment will be at Lincoln Cemetery in Lincoln, Calif. AAsum Funeral Home in Albany is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the California Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Sacramento, in care of the funeral home, 805 S.W. Ellsworth St., Albany, OR 97321.

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