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John Urych

A memorial service will be held Sept. 4 for John Urych of Milton-Freewater, formerly of Eugene, who died Aug. 28 of age-related causes. He was 89.

Urych was born Feb. 15, 1913, in Raymond, Wash., to Albert and Laura Baronovich Urych. He married Phyllis Leach in South Bend, Wash., on June 5, 1943.

Urych graduated from Raymond High School in 1931 and lived in Washington until 1948, when he moved to Eugene. In 1967 he went to work for the city of Eugene as a carpenter. He retired in 1976, when he and his wife moved to Pendleton. They settled in Milton-Freewater in 1993.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and took pride in his home and yard. He was a member of St. James Episcopal Church in Milton-Freewater.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, ShirleyAnn Wimberly of Umatilla and Sondra Moore of Eureka, Calif.; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. A sister, Wanda Morse, and a brother, Stanley, died previously.

Wednesday's service will be at 11 a.m. at the Church of the Redeemer in Pendleton. Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home in Milton-Freewater is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society or a charity of choice.

Carolyn Reilly

Carolyn Rita Reilly of Eugene died Aug. 31 of respiratory failure. She was 59.

Reilly was born Sept. 16, 1942, in Beach, N.D., to Edwin and Irene Wilkins Anderson. She married Paul Ulbricht in Eugene in 1959. She later married David Reilly in Eugene on March 25, 1977. He died in June.

A Veneta High School graduate, Reilly lived in several cities around the country before returning to Lane County in 1994. She worked as a homemaker, store demonstrator and nurse's aide. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, painting, knitting and crochet.

Survivors include three daughters, Judy Swope of McMinnville, Jeannie Vibricht of Springfield and Shelly Howden of Dansville, N.Y.; a son, David Ulbricht of Springfield; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A daughter, Alice, died in 1994.

No services are planned. Lane Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Nancy Keller

Nancy E. Keller of Eugene died Aug. 31 of cancer. She was 65.

Keller was born Sept. 15, 1936, in Shushan, N.Y., to James and Wilhelmina Reinhart Bevan. She married Howard Keller in Eugene on May 24, 1967.

A graduate of Springfield High School, she moved to the Eugene-Springfield area in 1942 and remained a Lane County resident the rest of her life. She worked as an apartment manager for Jennings and Co. property management and Lorig Management Services. She enjoyed traveling and collecting stamps.

Survivors include her husband; three daughters, Linda Morphis of Snowflake, Ariz., Vicki McCollum of Tacoma and Cynthia Keller-Dowling of Auburn, Wash.; two sons, Tom of Portland and Kenneth; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

No services are planned. West Lawn Memorial Park and Funeral Home in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Gordon Brown

ELMIRA - Gordon Henry Brown of Elmira died Aug. 31 of congestive heart failure. He was 79.

Brown was born Dec. 3, 1922, in Cincinnati to Charles and Caroline Dresch Brown. He married Phyllis Walker in Cincinnati on Dec. 21, 1946.

He lived in Portland before moving to Elmira in 1960. He served in World War II with the U.S. Navy and was a survivor of the USS Strong, which was torpedoed in the south Pacific Ocean during the war.

He worked 35 years as a meter prover for Northwest Natural Gas and also was employed as a carpenter. He enjoyed gardening and hunting.

Survivors include two sons, Charles of Eugene and LeRoy of Spokane; two daughters, Rosemary Jones of Spokane and Diane Hodgen of Airway Heights, Wash.; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

No services are planned. Lane Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Fredrick Clemens

CRESWELL - A memorial service will be held Sept. 7 for Fredrick A. Clemens of Creswell, who died Aug. 28 of a heart attack. He was 31.

Clemens was born Nov. 27, 1970, in Glendale, Calif. to Kathleen Nelson and Andrew Clemens. He and his wife, Amy, were married on Aug. 22, 1992.

A Creswell High School graduate, he worked as a landscaper. He enjoyed fishing, swimming, working on bikes and his citizens band radio.

Survivors include his wife; his mother of Curtin and Medford; his stepmother, Lynn Clemens of Crow; two stepdaughters, Sonya Garcia and Krista Osburn, both of Creswell; a brother, Jason; a sister, Glenda Kolacki; and two grandchildren.

Saturday's service will be at 1 p.m. at the Creswell Community Center.

A potluck will follow. Andreason's Cremation & Burial Service in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Cherolyn Fisher

A celebration of life will be held Sept. 14 for Cherolyn Fisher of Eugene, who died Aug. 28 of heart failure. She was 82.

Fisher was born Oct. 25, 1919, in Portland to Francis Jones and Cecelia Henkes Johnson.

She married Edward Fisher in Portland on Nov. 6, 1948. He died in 1961.

Fisher lived her entire life in Portland until February, when she moved to Eugene.

She and her husband owned Fisher's Grocery until 1962.

She operated "Cherrie's Treasures," a craft business, until her death.

She was a past president of the Oregon Senior Women's Golf Association and a past chairwoman of the Columbia Edgewater Junior Golf Program.

Survivors include two daughters, Kathie Isenberg of Santa Ana, Calif., and Cheri Courtnage of Eugene; a son, Edward Jr. of Grants Pass; and six grandchildren.

A private service will be held Sept. 14 in Portland. Andreason's Cremation & Burial Service in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Food for Lane County.

Marjorie Bushey

SPRINGFIELD - Marjorie Alice Bushey of Springfield died Aug. 26 of age-related causes. She was 75.

Bushey was born Oct. 15, 1926, in Gold Beach to Louis Henry Bothwell Sr. and Alice Myrtle Ward.

She married Clifford Bushey in Marshfield on Dec. 20, 1944. He died in 1988.

A 1944 graduate of Mt. Angel High School, she worked at Cougar Lane Resort in Agness for 30 years.

She enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, knitting, reading and playing bingo.

She was a member of the fair board in Gold Beach and also belonged to the Lions Club in Gold Beach and the Moose Lodge in Eugene. She was also a member of the Catholic Church.

Survivors include a brother, Louis Bothwell Jr. of Eugene; and a sister, Dorothy Brenden of Silverton.

No services are planned.

Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Park in Coos Bay. Buell Funeral Chapel in Springfield is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

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