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Ruth Stehn

The funeral will be held today, March 26, for Ruth Alice Stehn of Eugene, who died March 20 of age-related causes. She was 90.

Stehn was born March 10, 1912, in Stevensville, Mont., to Herbert and Edna Borough Metcalf. She moved to Eugene as a young child.

She married Robert Stehn in Eugene on Nov. 23, 1934. He died in 1981.

Stehn was a graduate of the University of Oregon, where she studied music. She worked many years in floral design and sales at Eddie's Flowers and at Cardae Flowers & Gifts.

She belonged to Nydia Temple, Daughter of the Nile, and was a member and past matron of the Order of the Eastern Star, Evangeline chapter No. 51.

Survivors include a son, Robert of Milwaukie; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Today's service will be at 10:30 a.m. at Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene. Entombment will be at 1:30 p.m. today at Rest-Haven Memorial Park in Eugene. Stehn's Milwaukie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, in care of the funeral home, 2906 S.E. Harrison St., Milwaukie, OR 97222.

Edgar Gray

The memorial service will be March 27 for Edgar L. "Ed" Gray of Eugene, who died March 20 of age-related causes. He was 84.

He was born April 19, 1917, in Junction City to Riley and Annie Paulson Gray. He married Dorothy Maudlin in Vancouver, Wash., in 1948. She died in June 1992.

Gray was a lifelong resident of the local area. He graduated from Eugene High School in 1935 and later graduated from Portland Barber College.

He was a journeyman welder who worked in the Portland shipyards during World War II. He retired from Pierce Irrigation in Eugene. He also owned and operated Ed's Barber Shop in Glenwood in the 1960s and '70s.

Gray was an amateur clown who enjoyed jazz music, golf, metal sculpturing, trail bike riding and horseback riding. He was a member of the Jazz Society of Oregon and the Eugene Order of the Eagles.

Survivors include a son, Steven of Eugene, and two grandchildren.

Wednesday's service will be at 3:30 p.m. at West Lawn Memorial Park in Eugene. Poole-Larsen Funeral Home of Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Leonard Bish

Leonard Bish of Eugene died March 21 of age-related causes. He was 91.

Bish was born March 4, 1911, in Carmen, Okla., to Marshall and Emma Turner Bish. He married Izola Isham in Seaside in 1937.

He grew up in Oklahoma and moved to Oregon in 1931. He moved to Eugene in 1939. He worked as a barber at the University Barber Shop for many years, and operated his own barber shop at 32nd and Donald in Eugene from 1975 until 1985.

He enjoyed fishing and gardening. Bish was a member of the Emerald Monarch Lions Club.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Liza West of Mesa, Ariz., and Janice Griesel of Eugene; a son, Tom of Eugene; seven grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

No service is planned. Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation.

Agnes Winters

SPRINGFIELD - A memorial service will be held March 28 for Agnes V. Winters of Springfield, who died March 22 of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. She was 81.

Winters was born Aug. 25, 1920, in Pensicola, N.C., to William and Eva McClurd Ogle. She married Lawrence Winters in Elizabethton, Tenn., in 1940. He died in 1975.

She graduated from high school.

Winters was a homemaker and worked as a clerk.

She enjoyed her family, gardening, crocheting and playing bingo.

Winters was active with her Neighborhood Watch group and was a past president of the U.S. Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary in Eugene.

She lived in the area since 1945.

Survivors include a daughter, Mary Elizabeth Winters-Johnson of Springfield; two brothers, Charles Ogle of Renton, Wash., and Robert Ogle of Spruce Pine, N.C.; and two sisters, Effie Silvers and Iris Banks, both of Burnsville, N.C.

Thursday's service will be at 1 p.m. at Springfield Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home.

Burial will be at Springfield Memorial Gardens.

Claire Hartsoch

SPRINGFIELD - Claire "Anita" Hartsoch of Springfield died March 11 of liver cancer. She was 80.

Hartsoch was born Jan. 5, 1922, in Hastings, Neb., to Lewis and Mary Manners Shelley.

She moved to Montana in 1930 and lived in Kalispell and Whitefish until moving to Eugene in 1946.

She married Alfred Hartsoch Jr. in Kalispell on June 17, 1939. He died Dec. 14, 1990.

Hartsoch, a homemaker, moved to Springfield in 1986.

Her interests included gardening, sewing, hunting, fishing and reading.

She was a member of Women of the Moose and attended Springfield First Baptist Church.

Survivors include three daughters, Martha Brawn of Springfield and twins Willa Allen of Dexter and Faye Gillette of Brownsville; a son, Gary Hartsoch of Tucson, Ariz., and Rapid City, S.D.; a sister, Mary "Bobbie" Fuqua of Bend; 17 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.

No service is planned.

American Burial & Cremation Alternatives in Springfield is in charge of arrangements.

Lorraine Walker

A memorial service will be held April 7 for Lorraine P. Walker of Eugene, who died March 19 of heart failure. She was 70.

Walker was born June 18, 1931, in Tell, Texas, to Hardy and Ruby Roby Walker.

She graduated from Springfield High School and attended the University of Oregon. She was influential in bringing Serenity Lane to Roseburg, where she worked as a program manager. She established another recovery program in Roseburg called Gateway.

Walker enjoyed reading and listening to music.

Survivors include her stepfather, Richard Brown of Springfield; a son, Michael Staton of Vida; a sister, Nelda Brueckner of Colville, Calif.; and two grandchildren.

The memorial service will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. April 7 at the Holiday Inn Express in Roseburg. Lane Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Good Samaritan Rehabilitation Center in Eugene.

Ardeth Haurigan

The funeral will be March 29 for Ardeth Haurigan of Seaside, formerly of Junction City, who died March 23 of complications from lung cancer. She was 80.

Haurigan was born April 28, 1921, in Schuyler, Neb., to William and Emma Hanson Baade. She married John Haurigan in Fremont, Neb., on Sept. 20, 1947. He died Jan. 22, 1999.

She graduated from Fremont High School.

Haurigan was a homemaker and worked in a cannery.

She lived in Eugene from 1950 until 1952, when she moved to Junction City. She moved to Seaside in 1987.

Haurigan was an avid University of Oregon football fan, and she also enjoyed cooking, baking, sewing, crossword puzzles and hats. She especially enjoyed her family and attending family functions.

Haurigan was a member of the Seaside Christian Church, Sou'Wester Garden Club and the Seaside chapter of AARP. She was also a member of First Christian Church in Junction City.

Haurigan did volunteer work with the Seaside Museum and Historical Society and the Seaside Hospital Auxiliary.

Survivors include two daughters, Billie Beck of Eugene and Lynette Giles of Hood River; a son, Randy Whidden of Springfield; two brothers, Gayle Gainsforth of Omaha, Neb., and Gary Gainsforth of Rome, Italy; and five grandchildren.

Visitation will be from noon to 7 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to noon Friday at West Lawn Memorial Park & Funeral Home in Eugene.

Friday's service will be at 1 p.m., also at the funeral home.

Burial will be at Rest Lawn Memorial Park in Junction City.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Warm Water Instructional Therapy Pool in care of the Sunset Empire Park and Recreation District, P.O. Box 514, Seaside, OR 97138.

Richard Romesmo

The funeral will be March 28 for Richard I. "Rocky" Romesmo of Chehalis, Wash., formerly of Eugene, who died March 22 of heart failure. He was 69.

Romesmo was born May 14, 1932, in Portland to Imel and Mildred Romesmo. He married Esther Sharr in Woodland, Wash., on May 1, 1970.

He graduated from Elkton High School. He served in the Army during the Korean War.

Romesmo worked as a timber cruiser for International Paper for 36 years and independently for nine years before his retirement three years ago. He enjoyed hunting, traveling and gatherings with his family and friends.

Romesmo was a member of the American Legion. He lived in the area for 30 years before moving to Chehalis.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Aaron Romesmo of Sterling, Va., and Randy Sharr of Eugene; and a sister, Karen Randolph of Portland. A son, Daniel Sharr, died in 2001.

Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Newell-Hoerling's Mortuary in Centralia, Wash. Thursday's service will be at 1 p.m., also at the mortuary. Burial will follow at Sticklin Greenwood Memorial Park in Centralia.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Veterans Memorial Museum, 712 W. Main St., Centralia, WA 98531.

Robert Kline

A celebration of life will be held March 28 for Robert "Bob" F. Kline of Eugene, who died March 21 from pneumonia and Alzheimer's disease. He was 76.

Kline was born July 10, 1925, in Portland to Charles Weldon and Elizabeth "Betty" Kiester Kline. He married Vonna Lee Webber on April 30, 1951.

He lived in Portland, Coquille and Medford before moving to Eugene in 1973. He attended Coquille High School and Oregon State University. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II.

Kline was a logger and forester who began his career as a gyppo logger in Medford in the 1950s. He later worked for Boise Cascade, traveling to timber sites around the world.

After briefly living in Bogota, Columbia, he returned to Oregon to work for U.S. Plywood in Portland and Georgia-Pacific in Eugene, where he worked as a resource manager.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting, flying and gardening. He was a Rotarian and a member of the Society of American Foresters.

Survivors include his wife; three sons, Kelly and Chris, both of Eugene, and Jon of Portland; a brother, C. David of Prairie City; and seven grandchildren.

Thursday's celebration of life will be at 2 p.m. at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Eugene. A reception will follow at 3 p.m. at The Campbell House, 252 Pearl St. in Eugene.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cascade Coast chapter of the Alzheimer's Association or to the American Heart Association. Poole-Larsen Funeral Home of Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

John Beebe

Services have been held for John Fred Beebe of Eugene, who died March 11 of pneumonia and Parkinson's disease. He was 74.

Beebe was born July 17, 1927, in Crawfordsville, Ind., to Chester and Dorothy Taylor Beebe. He married Barbara Swift in Belmont, Mass., on April 4, 1956.

He served in the Army during the Korean War.

Beebe worked at the University of Massachusetts in 1958, at Indiana University in 1959 and at the University of Chicago in 1966. He came to the University of Oregon in 1968 and worked 25 years as a Slavic linguist in the Russian department.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Susan Beebe Watkins of Brookline, Mass.; three sons, John of Oregon City, William of Springfield and Peter of Eugene; a brother, James of Oklahoma; and seven grandchildren.

Burial was at Rest-Haven Memorial Park in Eugene. Rest-Haven Memorial Park & Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Edison Glenn

A memorial service and celebration of life will be held April 6 for Edison J. "Ed" Glenn of Eugene, who died March 22 of age-related causes. He was 88.

Glenn was born Sept. 8, 1913, in Folsom, Calif., to Percy and Frances Glenn.

He married Selma Skari in Sacramento on Sept. 11, 1940. She died Oct. 2, 1992.

During World War II, Glenn served in the Marine Corps. He was a member of the 1st Division and fought at Okinawa and elsewhere in the Pacific.

Before moving to Eugene in 1989, Glenn worked 25 years for the state of California. He was a guard at Folsom State Prison for a brief time, then worked as a state highway patrolman.

His interests included oil painting, gardening, fishing and reading. He also enjoyed family and friends and was a strong supporter of the Oregon Air and Space Museum in Eugene.

Glenn was a life member of the California Association of Highway Patrolmen and belonged to the Stanislaus County Peace Officers Association. He also was a life member of the Oregon Air and Space Museum and served on the organization's board of directors. A hangar at the museum, the Edison James Glenn Gallery, was named in his honor.

Survivors include a daughter, Sharon Skrzat of Lansdale, Pa.; a son, Jerry of Eugene; a brother, Melvin, and a sister, Bea Bateman, both of Sacramento; eight grandchildren; and two great-grand- children.

The April 6 gathering will be held at 11 a.m. at the Oregon Air and Space Museum. Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Oregon Air and Space Museum.

James Sprau

James Sprau of Salem, formerly of Eugene, died March 15 of complications from leukemia. He was 74.

Sprau was born April 28, 1927, in Castalia, Ohio, to Clarence and Emma Tigges Sprau.

He graduated from Margaretta High School in Sandusky, Ohio.

Sprau served as a staff sergeant in the "Fighting Finance" division of the Army during World War II.

He worked as a carpenter and as the parts and service manager at Lew Williams Chevrolet.

His interests included meteorology, riding his bike, growing tomatoes, flying and attending fitness classes at his local senior center.

Sprau was a member of the Elks in Eugene, Salem and Roseville, Calif.

He lived in Eugene from 1961 until 1971, when he moved to Roseville. He moved to Salem in 2000.

Survivors include his wife, Ann; his former wife, Bobbi Easley; three daughters, Marinell Dal Porto of Sacramento, Deborah DeMarco of Bend and Jenni Sprau of Phoenix, Ariz.; a stepson, Doug Powers of Park City, Utah; two sisters, Ernestine Muehling and Katherine Aldrich, both of Billings, Mont.; and three grandchildren.

A private family service will be held April 28. City View Funeral Home in Salem is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society or to the Elks Lodge.

Eula Crowder

SPRINGFIELD - A memorial service will be held April 4 for Eula Christine Crowder of Springfield, who died March 23 of age-related causes. She was 82.

Crowder was born Oct. 17, 1919, in Lawton, Okla., to Joseph and Cora Cantrell Hipp. She married Darrell Crowder in Sheridan, Ark., on Nov. 7, 1940. He died Aug. 4, 1974.

She worked as a waitress and in direct sales.

Crowder enjoyed sewing, attending garage sales and collecting antiques and glassware. She was a member of King's Grace Fellowship in Junction City. Crowder lived in Oklahoma, California and La Grande before moving to the area in 1993.

Survivors include two daughters, Diana Vaughn of Junction City and Patricia Zurilgen of McMinnville; a sister, Ola Dougan of North Little Rock, Ark.; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grand- children. A son, Calvin, and two grandsons, Brian Crowder and Peter Woods, died previously.

Visitation will be from noon to 7 p.m. today at Major Family Funeral Home in Springfield. The graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Winton District Cemetery in Winton, Calif. The memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. April 4 at the Spring Valley Assisted Living Facility in Springfield.

Raymond Reel

CRESWELL - A memorial service will be held March 29 for Raymond Earl Reel of Creswell, who died March 18 of cancer. He was 80.

Reel was born June 25, 1921, in Vincennes, Ind., to Claude and Flora Helderman Reel. He married Kerthel Beverly in Grants Pass on Aug. 26, 1991.

He served in the Army during the Korean War. Reel worked as a farmer and carpenter.

He traveled throughout the United States and also visited London, Paris, Germany and Asia. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Creswell and a past member of the Dorena Grange. Reel moved to the area 10 years ago.

Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Rebecca Maguire of Eugene, Jody Coome of Sunny Valley and Debra Armenta of Redding, Calif.; two sons, David of Central Point and Stephen of Redding; a stepdaughter, Victoria Stein of Nehalem; a stepson, S. John Taylor of Vancouver, B.C.; 16 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Friday's service will be at 11 a.m. at the Church of Christ in Creswell. Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel in Cottage Grove is in charge of arrangements.

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