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A. Edna Colby

The funeral will be held today, May 2, for A. Edna Colby, who died April 29 of age-related causes. She was 82.

Colby was born July 11, 1919, in Sherman, Texas, to Mary and Albert Guthrie Whitten. She attended schools in Oklahoma.

She married Albert Colby on April 12, 1953. He died April 9, 1985.

Colby moved to Eugene in 1948 from Washington.

She was a housewife. Her interests included crocheting, quilting, playing cards and visiting with family and friends. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Doris Layton of Tigard and Sandra Kelsey of Eugene; and two grandchildren.

Recitation of the rosary, followed by the funeral, will be at 1 p.m. today at Poole-Larsen Funeral Home in Eugene. Burial will be at Lane Memorial Gardens in Eugene.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Monte Cooper

SPRINGFIELD - Monte Oswald Cooper of Springfield died April 30 of age-related causes. He was 81.

Cooper was born April 18, 1921, in Ainsworth, Neb., to Henry and Mary Cox Cooper. He married Hazel Freeman in Yakima on March 11, 1945. She died Nov. 2, 1994.

He raised cattle and also worked as a cattle buyer.

Cooper enjoyed livestock auctions, horses and baseball, especially the Atlanta Braves. He moved to this area in 1942.

Survivors include a daughter, Sandra Hughes of Eugene; a sister, Samantha Hale of Springfield; one grandchild; and two great-grandchildren. A granddaughter, Tena Cardon, died on May 27, 1999.

No service is planned. Major Family Funeral Home in Springfield is in charge of arrangements.

Lillian Johnston

A memorial service will be held May 11 for Lillian Rene Johnston of Eugene, who died April 27 of complications from diabetes. She was 74.

She was born March 22, 1928, in Cheyenne, Wyo., to Charles and Lillian Tibbits Vanderpool. She married Ralph Johnston in Eugene on June 23, 1963.

She moved to this area in 1947 and graduated from Eugene High School that same year. Johnston graduated from the Eugene Business College and worked as a proof reader for The Register-Guard for 15 years.

She enjoyed crossword puzzles, sewing, playing the piano and the violin, cooking and fishing. She was a member of the Cottage Grove Church of Christ for 20 years.

Survivors include her husband; two sons, Bruce of Eugene and Gregory of Salem; and two brothers, Don Vanderpool of Eugene and Roy Vanderpool of Crescent City, Calif.

The May 11 service will be at 1 p.m. at Coburg Road Church of Christ. Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Georgia McCornack

A memorial service will be held Aug. 10 for Georgia Ramage McCornack of Homedale, Idaho, formerly of Eugene, who died April 13 of age-related causes. She was 86.

McCornack was born Aug. 16, 1915, in Woodburn to John and Lora Hayes Ramage, who were descendants of local pioneer families. She married Rod McCornack in Reno, Nev., on July 14, 1942. He died in 1966.

She graduated from Woodburn High School. McCornack lived in Eugene from 1948 until 2001, when she moved to Homedale. She worked as a clerk and instructor at Jean's Knitting Center in Eugene. She also worked as a secretary for the Oregon Department of Agriculture in Salem.

She was a member of the Ellen Hawkins Club and the Sacred Heart Volunteer Guild. McCornack was also a member of a jogging/walking group that has been meeting at South Eugene High School three mornings a week since 1967.

Survivors include two sons, Gerald Ramage of Woodburn and Kevin McCornack of Eugene; four daughters, Nancy Ackles of Seattle, Janet McCornack of Homedale, Karen Pritchard of Oak Park, Calif., and Terri Weston of Eugene; a brother, Gilbert Ramage of Beaverton; a sister, Gertrude Ramage of Portland; 14 grandchildren; and 11 great- grandchildren.

The memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Aug. 10 at First Congregational Church in Eugene. Flahiff Homedale Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Winnie Chambers

The funeral will be held May 3 for Winnie Chambers of Eugene, who died May 1 of respiratory failure. She was 69.

Chambers was born Sept. 2, 1932, in Childress, Texas, to Luther and Sue Hoffman Janes.

She married Marvin Chambers in Eugene on July 16, 1952. They were married for 40 years.

In 1963, Chambers moved to Eugene from California. She worked in a mill.

Her interests included her family, reading and gardening. She was a member of Landmark Missionary Baptist Church in Eugene.

Survivors include a son, Brett of Springfield; a daughter, Sharman Motameni of Eugene; a brother, Griffin Evans of Eugene; a sister, Helen Neuschwander of Albany; two grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren.

Friday's service, followed by at reception, will be at 11 a.m. at England's Eugene Memorial Chapel. Burial will be at 1:30 p.m. at Lane Memorial Gardens in Eugene.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Sacred Heart.

Henry Jones

The funeral will be held May 4 for Henry L. Jones of Eugene, who died April 29 of age-related causes. He was 82.

Jones was born Jan. 16, 1920, in Little Rock, Ark., to Benjamin and Leusie Jones. He married his wife, Jessie, in Hayti, Mo., on Nov. 13, 1937.

He served in the Army during World War II. He worked as a gandy dancer for Southern Pacific Railroad for 30 years. Jones enjoyed church activities and playing the guitar. He especially enjoyed his family. He lived in the area for 50 years.

Survivors include his wife; five sons, Leeroy of Portland, Larry of Kent, Wash., and Ben, Albert and Bobby, all of Eugene; a daughter, Joyce Luvert of Seattle; three brothers, Willie Maloney and Eddie Parrish, both of Auburn Hills, Mich., and Robert Parrish of Mississippi; a sister, Naomi Jones of Auburn Hills; 30 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Two sons, Henry Jr. and Eligher, and a grandson, Bobbie Jones, all died previously.

Visitation will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Friday at Rest-Haven Memorial Park & Funeral Home in Eugene. Saturday's service will be at 11 a.m. at Bethel Temple Faith Ministry, 2170 W. 18th Ave. Burial will be at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Kenneth Meneely

VENETA - A memorial service will be held May 5 for Kenneth A. Meneely of Veneta, who died April 28 of age-related causes. He was 90.

Meneely was born Feb. 19, 1912, in Newman Grove, Neb., to Ethan and Ella Johnson Meneely. He married Dorothy Otis in Newman Grove on Dec. 31, 1935. She died Aug. 23, 1999.

He attended schools in Newman Grove. Meneely moved to Walla Walla, Wash., from Nebraska in 1937. He lived in Springfield from 1956 until 1999, when he moved to Veneta. He worked in a creamery in Walla Walla and won an award for best butter maker. He worked for Cabax Mills for 20 years until his retirement in 1977. He worked as a newspaper carrier for The Register-Guard until he was in his 70s.

Meneely enjoyed hummingbirds, people and riding his three-wheel bicycle.

Survivors include a son Kenn of Veneta; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Sunday's service will be at 3:30 p.m. at Crow-Applegate Church of the Nazarene. Inurnment will be at Springfield Memorial Gardens. Springfield Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Teen Music Program at Crow-Applegate Church of the Nazarene.

Kenneth Patterson

OAKRIDGE - A memorial service will be held May 4 for Kenneth Dwight Patterson of Oakridge, who died April 30 at age 68. His family chose not to list the cause of death.

Patterson was born July 23, 1933, in Portland to George and Mabel Edeburn Patterson. He married Betty Trull on Oct. 23, 1956. They later divorced. He married Francis Birch in March 1976. She died Nov. 14, 2001.

He graduated from St. Helens High School. Patterson served in the Army for two years during the Korean War and in the Army Reserve for six years. He worked at Hines Lumber Company until 1977. After his recent retirement, he worked as a groundskeeper for apartment buildings in Oakridge.

He enjoyed camping, hunting, riding his sand buggy at the coast and telling Bigfoot stories to his grandchildren. He especially enjoyed meeting people and making new friends. Patterson lived in St. Helens, Vernonia and Springfield before moving to Oakridge. He lived in this area for 43 years.

Survivors include two daughters, Rita Wilson and Susie Huffman, both of Oakridge; two sons, David Pierce of Springfield and Jim Patterson of Klamath Falls; two stepsons, Gordon Birch of Eugene and Gary VanCleave; two brothers, Bob Sample of Georgia and Stanley Patterson of Camas Valley; four sisters, Carlene Reeves of Aurora; Lavina Thayer of St. Helens, Betty Sexton of Rainier and June Reetz of Canada; 14 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Saturday's service will be at 2 p.m. at Circle Bar Golf Course in Oakridge. Chapel of Memories Funeral Home in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Hilda Carpenter

CRESWELL - A memorial Mass will be held May 4 for Hilda Josephine Carpenter of Creswell, who died April 20 of age-related causes. She was 87.

Carpenter was born April 8, 1915, in Aberdeen, Wash., to Carl and Hilma Rosenholm Lindstrom. She married Carl Carpenter in Astoria on Aug. 2, 1943. He died in 1963.

She moved to Oregon in 1917 and lived in Astoria, Seaside and Tenmile before moving to Creswell. She worked as a third-grade teacher in Tenmile.

Carpenter enjoyed farming, gardening, reading and fishing. She especially enjoyed teaching, even in her retirement. Carpenter was an active member of St. Phillip Benizi Catholic Church in Creswell.

Survivors include two daughters, Rose Ann Neale of Bend and Ruby Smith of Creswell; a brother, Carl Lindstrom of Astoria; three grandchildren; and six great- grandchildren.

Saturday's Mass will be at 2 p.m. at St. Phillip Benizi Catholic Church in Creswell. Inurnment will be at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Eugene.

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

LaVerne Till

CHESHIRE - The graveside service will be held May 4 for LaVerne B. "Jack" Till of Cheshire, who died April 28 of heart failure. He was 73.

Till was born Oct. 11, 1928, in Estelline, S.D., to Nicholas and Eva Stark Till. He served in the Army.

He married Delores Latos in Santa Ana, Calif., on Nov. 28, 1964. The couple later divorced.

Till, who worked as a drywall contractor, moved to the area 24 years ago from Orange, Calif.

His interests included fishing and hunting.

Survivors include three sons, Nicholas of Henderson, Nev., and Matthew and Timothy, both of Portland; a daughter, Jacquelyn Till of Portland; two brothers, Larry of Fullerton, Calif., and Art of Tustin, Calif.; two sisters, Faye Bertrang of Crestview, Fla., and June Wicks of Coos Bay; and two grandchildren.

Saturday's service will be at 1 p.m. at Rest Lawn Memorial Park in Junction City. Murphy-Musgrove Funeral Home in Junction City is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Sacred Heart.

Marlan Eliasen

SPRINGFIELD - A memorial service will be held today, May 2, for Marlan Merle Eliasen of Springfield, who died April 28 of complications from a stroke. He was 58.

Eliasen was born Jan. 2, 1944, in Watertown, S.D., to Carl and Leona Roberts Elia- sen.

He attended school for 12 years and served in the Marines. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening and being a handyman.

Eliasen lived in Burns from 1980 to 1985, when he moved to Springfield.

Survivors include his mother, Leona Moss of Springfield; two sons, Todd and Terry, both of California; a daughter, Julie Eliasen of California; a brother, Carl of Eugene; and a sister, Janice King of Springfield.

Today's service will be at 11 a.m. at Major Family Funeral Home in Springfield.

Harold Iverson

A memorial service will be held today, May 2, for Harold C. Iverson of Eugene, who died April 29 of age-related causes. He was 95.

Iverson was born Oct. 5, 1906, in Glen Flora, Wis., to Hans and Marit Overlee Iverson.

During World War II, he served in the Army in a combat engineers battalion.

Iverson worked more than 45 years in the construction industry as a manager, owner and equipment operator in Illinois, Wisconsin and California.

In 1992, he moved to Springfield to care for his sister, Clara Smith, until her death.

Survivors include a son, Robert; three daughters, Marilyn Rice, Karen Reeves and Patricia Black; a sister, Edna Ryall; and numerous stepchildren, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He will be remembered by many people as a "Dad."

Today's service will be held at 5 p.m. at Twin Rivers Baptist Church in Springfield. Private inurnment will be at Ozark Memorial Gardens in Rolla, Mo. Murphy-Musgrove Funeral Home in Junction City is in charge of arrangements.

Lee Holmes

SPRINGFIELD - The graveside service will be held May 6 for Lee Oliver Holmes of Springfield, who died April 30 of age-related causes. He was 89.

Holmes was born Aug. 6, 1912, in Phillips County, Colo., to Robert and Zeta Goddard Holmes.

He served in the Army during World War II. Holmes worked as a farmer, logger and in the construction business. He was a member of the American Legion, the U.S. Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He lived in the area for nine years.

Monday's service will be at 11 a.m. at the Grand View Cemetery in Bonners Ferry, Idaho. Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Geraldine Berger

Geraldine Berger of Eugene died April 29 of heart failure. She was 66.

Berger was born Nov. 5, 1935, in Bronx, N.Y., to Herman and Shirley Silverman. She was married to Alfred Berger for 26 years.

She was a secretary and clerical worker in high schools and the University of Oregon.

She enjoyed gardening and was treasurer for the Temple Beth Israel Sisterhood. She was also a volunteer at the temple in Eugene.

Before moving to Eugene, Berger lived in Tillamook and Los Angeles.

Survivors include a daughter, Helene Berger-Belfatto of Eugene; a brother, Seymour Silverman of Oceanside, Calif.; and three grandchildren. A daughter, Susan Berger, died previously.

A graveside service was held. Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene was in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Temple Beth Israel.

Robert Williams

WINSTON - Robert Michael "Mickey" Williams of Winston died April 28 of cancer. He was 72.

Williams was born March 10, 1930, in North Bend to Robert and Rose Burns Williams. He graduated from Marshfield High School in 1948 and served in the Navy.

After serving in the military, Williams lived on the East Coast. He worked with the Pinkerton Detective agency and eventually received the rank of lieutenant. He then worked as a U.S. police officer in Washington, D.C., until his retirement.

Williams moved to Oregon eight years ago to be closer to his family. He enjoyed fishing, camping and being with his family. He was a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Recently he became a Christian and was proud of the change in his life.

Survivors include three daughters, Ruth Ann and Rosemary, both of Maryland, and Tammy Barker of Galion, Ohio.; three sons, Bob of Maryland, Darrel of Washington, D.C., and Wesley of Parker, Colo.; three sisters, Patricia Miller of Springfield, Ardenell Resendez of Coos Bay and Jene Brenan of Vancouver, Wash.; two brothers, Robert of Boise and Wesley of Hollywood, Calif.; and numerous grandchildren.

A private gathering of family and friends will be held at a later date. Inurnment will be at Sunset Memorial Park in Coos Bay. Long & Shukle Memorial Chapel in Roseburg is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2350 Oakmont Way, No. 200, Eugene, OR 97401, or to the VFW District No. 12 Honor Guard, P.O. Box 367, Oakland, OR 97462.

Howard Durham

Howard Leroy Durham of Eugene died April 30 of age-related causes. He was 77.

Durham was born Aug. 30, 1924, in Elsie, Neb., to Amos and Edith Hetrick Durham. He married Cleo "Penny" McPherson on Dec. 25, 1945. They divorced in 1979. He married Merrule Lindsay on July 5, 1986. She died on Feb. 22, 1997. He married Edna Rozeboom in Springfield on Feb. 14, 2000.

He graduated from Butte Valley High School and served in the Navy. He received a degree from an underground telephone cable school and worked in installation, maintenance and repair of telephone lines and equipment.

His interests included woodworking, fishing, bird watching, hunting and traveling. He was a former member of the American Legion. He lived in Ogallala, Neb., and Dorris, Calif., before moving to this area five years ago.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Troy of Dorris; three brothers, Milton of Oregon and Ervie and Lawrence, both of California; and six sisters, Freeda Flowers, Eva Arnett and Clara Goddard, all of Oregon, Esther Shoemaker of California and Vina Reeder and Gladys Durham, both of Ohio.

No service has been planned. Burial will be at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland. Poole-Larsen Funeral Home in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Gary DeLoe

Gary G. DeLoe of Maple Springs, N.Y., died April 28 of cancer. The former Eugene resident was 55.

DeLoe was born July 27, 1946, in Meadville, Pa., to Thomas and Ruth Gibson DeLoe.

He graduated from Meadville High School and attended Memphis State University. He graduated from Bryant & Stratton College in Buffalo, N.Y.

DeLoe was a self-employed painting contractor and worked for many years in Oregon. He was a volunteer at the Oregon Country Fair for many years.

Survivors include his mother, Ruth of Meadville.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Robert W. Waid Funeral Home in Meadville is in charge of arrangements.

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