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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 Sherman is a city in Grayson County, Texas, United States. The population was 35,082 at the 2000 census. The population had increased to an estimated 37,623 in July 2006. It is the county seat of Grayson County. , 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 quilting, form of needlework, almost always created by women, most of them anonymous, in which two layers of fabric on either side of an interlining (batting) are sewn together, usually with a pattern of back or running (quilting) stitches that hold the layers , playing cards playing cards, parts of a set or deck, used in playing various games of chance or skill. The origin of playing cards is unknown, and almost as many theories exist as there are historians of the subject. 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.
a. The act of reciting memorized materials in a public performance.
b. The material so presented.
a. Oral delivery of prepared lessons by a pupil.
b. 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 The American Diabetes Association, or the ADA, is an American health organization providing diabetes research, information and advocacy. Founded in 1940, the American Diabetes Association conducts programs in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, reaching hundreds of .
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 The Atlanta Braves are a professional baseball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. The Braves are a member of the Eastern Division of Major League Baseball's National League. From to the present, the Braves have played in Turner Field. . 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.
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 Cottage Grove, village (1990 pop. 22,935), Washington co., SE Minn., near the St. Croix River; inc. 1965. There is farming (cattle, sheep, corn, and soybeans) and manufacturing (chemicals and machinery). 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 Crescent City is the name of the following places:
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.
A memorial service will be held Aug. 10 for Georgia Ramage McCornack of Homedale, Idaho Homedale is a city in Owyhee County, Idaho, United States. The population was 2,528 at the 2000 census. Homedale lies on the banks of the Snake River. Geography
Homedale is located at (43.618980, -116. , 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 The Sacred Heart is a religious devotion to Jesus' physical heart as the representation of the divine love for humanity
This devotion is predominantly used in the Roman Catholic Church and also used in the Anglican Church. Volunteer Guild. McCornack was also a member of a jogging/walking group that has been meeting at South Eugene High School South Eugene High School is a public high school located in Eugene, Oregon, United States. It was founded as Eugene High School around 1900, and was located at Willamette Street and West 11th Avenue in a brick building that later served as Eugene's city hall. 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 First Congregational Church may refer to:
The funeral will be held May 3 for Winnie Chambers of Eugene, who died May 1 of respiratory failure Respiratory Failure Definition
Respiratory failure is nearly any condition that affects breathing function or the lungs themselves and can result in failure of the lungs to function properly. . She was 69.
Chambers was born Sept. 2, 1932, in Childress, Texas Childress is a city in Childress County, Texas, United States. The population was 6,778 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Childress CountyGR6. , 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.
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 gan·dy dancer
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2. An itinerant laborer.
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The Southern Pacific Railroad (AAR reporting marks SP) was an American 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 Willamette National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery in Clackamas County, Oregon, about 10 miles southeast of the city of Portland, Oregon. It encompasses 269.4 acres, and as of the end of 2005, had 126,561 interments. in Portland.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
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 Ella Johnson (1918—16 February 2004) was an American jazz and rhythm and blues vocalist.
Born in Darlington, South Carolina, she joined her brother Buddy Johnson in New York as a teenager, where he was leading a popular band at the Savoy Ballroom. 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 Walla Walla (wŏl`ə wŏl`ə), city (1990 pop. 26,478), seat of Walla Walla co., SE Wash., at the junction of the Walla Walla River and Mill Creek, near the Oregon line; inc. 1862. , Wash., from Nebraska in 1937. He lived in Springfield from 1956 until 1999, when he moved to Veneta. He worked in a creamery creamery: see dairying. 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 Church of the Nazarene (năz'ərēn`), U.S. Protestant denomination established in 1908 through the union of the Church of the Nazarene, based in California; the Association of Pentecostal Churches, a New England group; and the Holiness . 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.
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 trull
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[Perhaps from German Trulle, from Middle High German trulle; akin to Old Norse troll, creature, troll.] on Oct. 23, 1956. They later divorced. He married Francis Birch Francis Lyall (Frank) Birch (5 December 1889 – 14 February 1956) was a British cryptographer. He was educated at Eton and King’s College, Cambridge. He was awarded an O.B.E (1919) and C.M.G. (1945). in March 1976. She died Nov. 14, 2001.
He graduated from St. Helens High School St. Helens High School is located in St. Helens, Oregon. Currently 1063 students are enrolled in the school in grades 9 through 12. Sports teams compete in the Northwest Oregon Conference. . Patterson served in the Army for two years during the Korean War Korean War, conflict between Communist and non-Communist forces in Korea from June 25, 1950, to July 27, 1953. At the end of World War II, Korea was divided at the 38th parallel into Soviet (North Korean) and U.S. (South Korean) zones of occupation. 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 Jim Patterson was mayor of Fresno, California between 1993 and 2001. He succeeded Karen Humphrey with a 'tough on crime' campaign. Alan Autry succeeded Mayor Patterson. 2002 congressional race of Klamath Falls Klamath Falls, city (1990 pop. 17,737), seat of Klamath co., SW Oreg., at the southern tip of Upper Klamath Lake; inc. 1905. It is the processing and distribution center of a lumber, livestock, and farm area. ; 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 American Cancer Society,
n.pr established in 1913, this national volunteer-based health organization is committed to the elimination of cancer through prevention and treatment and to diminishing cancer suffering through advocacy, scholarship, research, .
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 Calvary Cemetery is a fairly common name for a burial ground and may refer to:
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cascade/Coast Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association The Alzheimer's Association, incorportated on April 10, 1980 as the Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc., is a non-profit American voluntary health organization which focuses on care, support and research for Alzheimer's disease. .
CHESHIRE - The graveside grave·side
The area beside a grave. 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 Santa Ana, city, El Salvador
Santa Ana (sän'tä ä`nä), city (1993 pop. 129,873), W El Salvador. It is the second largest city in the country and the commercial and processing center for a sugarcane, coffee, and cattle region. , 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 Coos Bay (ks), city (1990 pop. 15,076), Coos co., SW Oreg., a port of entry on Coos Bay; founded 1854 as Marshfield, inc. 1874, renamed 1944. ; 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.
SPRINGFIELD - A memorial service will be held today, May 2, for Marlan Merle merle
a pattern of coat color pigmentation with dark, irregular blotches on a lighter background. Seen in some Collies and Welsh corgis. In shorthaired dogs, e.g. Great Danes and Dachshunds, the similar pattern is called dapple. 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.
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.
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 American Legion, national association of male and female war veterans, founded (1919) in Paris. Membership is open to veterans of World Wars I and II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. , the U.S. Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ may refer to:
Monday's service will be at 11 a.m. at the Grand View Cemetery in Bonners Ferry, Idaho Bonners Ferry is a city in Boundary County, Idaho, United States. The population was 2,515 at the 2000 census. The city is the county seat of Boundary CountyGR6. . Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.
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 The University of Oregon is a public university located in Eugene, Oregon. The university was founded in 1876, graduating its first class two years later. The University of Oregon is one of 60 members of the Association of American Universities. .
She enjoyed gardening and was treasurer for the Temple Beth Israel Sisterhood sisterhood: see monasticism. . 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.
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 Mashfield High School may refer to one of these high schools in the United States:
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 See Video for Windows. District No. 12 Honor Guard, P.O. Box 367, Oakland, OR 97462.
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 Butte, city, United States
Butte (byt), city (1990 pop. 33,336), seat of Silver Bow co., SW Mont.; inc. 1879. It is a trade, ranching, and industrial center. 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 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 The Oregon Country Fair (OCF) is a three-day fair that takes place yearly beginning on the Friday of the second weekend in July in Veneta, Oregon, approximately 15 miles west of Eugene, with an attendance of approximately 45,000 over the three day period, with attendance peaking 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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