CULP CREEK - A memorial service will be held Nov. 4 for Gerald H. "Jerry" Dyck of Culp Creek, who died Oct. 28 of lung cancer. He was 75.
Dyck was born Aug. 5, 1927, in Salem to Claus and Vera Caspell Dyck. He married Eula Shutt in Reno, Nev., on Jan. 4, 1987.
He served in the Navy from 1946 to 1951. He was a lifetime resident of Oregon and lived in Reedsport from 1965 to 1983. He worked as a lineman for Pacific Power.
His interests included hunting, fishing and mining for gold. He was a past master of a Masonic lodge, a member of the Springfield U.S. Veterans of Foreign Wars and a past president of the Bohemia Mining Association.
Survivors include his wife; three sons, Gerald Dodson of Georgia, Darrin Dodson of Texas and Glen Cox of Coquille; two daughters, Linda and Carolyn Cox, both of Milwaukie; a sister, Kayla Petersen of Puyallup, Wash.; numerous grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. Two sons, Jimmy and Mike Dodson, died previously.
Monday's service will be at 1 p.m. at Springfield Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home. Inurnment will be at Springfield Memorial Gardens.
Darlene Louise Wilson of Eugene died Oct. 29 age-related causes. She was 86.
Wilson was born Jan. 29, 1916, in Rich Hill, Mo., to Homer and Hilda Personett. She married Max Wilson in Rich Hill on March 2, 1941. He died Sept. 30, 1999.
She graduated from high school in Rich Hill and moved to Eugene in 1941, where she worked for the Eugene Fruit Growers and Miller Department Store.
She enjoyed fishing and traveling, especially trips to Reno, Nev. She was a member of a Moose Lodge and the First Baptist Church.
A daughter, Anita Wilson, died Oct. 18, 1950.
At her request, no services will be held. Chapel of Memories Funeral Home, Eugene, is in charge of arrangements.
COTTAGE GROVE - The funeral will be Oct. 31 for Lee Gene Blake of Cottage Grove, who died Oct. 26 of cancer. He was 71.
Blake was born May 29, 1931, in Conway County, Arkansas, to Leonard and Edith Ingram Blake. He married Delores Harrington in Cottage Grove in September 1955. She died in October 1992.
He graduated from Wonderview High School in Arkansas and moved to Cottage Grove in 1953. He served in the regular Air Force for two years during the Korean War and in the Air Force Reserve for five years. He worked in the timber industry as a logger, faller and supervisor for 36 years.
He enjoyed fishing, gardening and spending time with his family and friends. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Cottage Grove.
Survivors include a son, Tilden of Cottage Grove; a daughter, Debra Blake of Cottage Grove; a brother, R.D. of Cottage Grove; and a sister, Cludie Harrington of Veneta.
Thursday's service will be at 10 a.m. at Calvary Baptist Church in Cottage Grove. Burial will be at Lane Memorial Gardens in Eugene. Lane Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.
SPRINGFIELD - The funeral will be Nov. 1 for Lenea Olga Gove of Springfield, who died Oct. 26 of age-related causes. She was 85.
Gove was born July 2, 1917, in Thunder Bay, Ontario, to Frank and Freida Peterson. She married Lee Gove in San Francisco on Sept. 3, 1966.
She lived in Vancouver, B.C., and San Francisco before moving to Springfield in 1966. She worked as a bookkeeper and typist for a mortgage loan company in San Francisco before becoming a home- maker.
Her interests included collecting antiques, gardening, traveling and dancing. She was a member of the Evangeline Chapter 51 of the Order of the Eastern Star and belonged to the Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include her husband.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to noon Friday at Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene. Friday's service will be at 1:30 p.m. at the mortuary.
The graveside service will be Nov. 2 for Ella Christine Hoosier of Eugene, who died Oct. 28 of age-related causes. She was 95.
Hoosier was born June 12, 1907, in Carmel Grove, N.Y., to Ansel and Mary Hills. She married Myron Hoosier in Johnson City, N.Y., in 1935. He died April 2, 1980.
She lived in Johnson City until settling in Eugene 28 years ago. She worked as a stitcher in a shoe factory and as a motel manager while living in New York. After moving to Eugene, she managed storage units. She enjoyed crocheting, traveling and puppies.
Survivors include eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Saturday's service will be at 1 p.m. at Lane Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home in Eugene, with burial to follow.
SWEET HOME - The funeral will be Nov. 1 for Robert Vernon "Bob" Johnson of Sweet Home, who died Oct. 26 at the age of 62. His family chose not to list the cause of death.
Johnson was born Nov. 8, 1939, in Monroe, Wash., to Vernon and Maude Endicott Johnson. He married Brenda Mord in Reno, Nev., on June 10, 1966.
He was employed as a millworker and lived in Oakland, Sutherlin, Eugene and Gilchrist before settling in Sweet Home.
His interests included deer and elk hunting. He enjoyed playing pinochle, studying the Bible and playing Santa Claus. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Lebanon.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Kurtus and Kris, both of Sweet Home; two brothers, Charles of Montgomery, Ala., and Richard of Holdenville, Okla.; five sisters, Juanita Draham of Portland, Donna Livesay of Sweet Home, Doris Sparhawk of Lebanon, Alice Holmes of Crescent and Dorothy Montclam of Benton City, Wash.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Workman & Steckly Funeral Chapel in Sweet Home. Friday's service will be at 10 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lebanon. Burial will follow at Lewis Cemetery in Sweet Home.
VENETA - A memorial service will be held Oct. 31 for Michael Robert Russell of Veneta, who died Oct. 25 of heart failure. He was 52.
Russell was born Jan. 11, 1950, in Medford to Robert and Larraine Johnson Russell.
Survivors include his mother, of Roseburg; Sylvia Morphey, his domestic partner of 12 years; three children; three brothers; and two grand- children.
Thursday's service will be at 1 p.m. at Roseburg National Cemetery. Lane Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.
A memorial service will be held Nov. 2 for Debra Sue Duerst of Eugene, who died Oct. 28 of liver failure. She was 46.
Duerst was born Dec. 12, 1955 in Delano, Calif., to Ralph and Helen Herrera Contreras. She married Morris Duerst in Springfield on Sept. 14, 1996.
She moved to the Eugene area from San Diego in 1993 and worked as an apartment manager.
Her interests included crafts, music, shopping for antiques and collecting angels. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her nieces and nephews. She was an AIDS activist and a member of the Willamette Christian Center and the Maranatha Assembly of God.
Survivors include her husband; a son, Albert Garcia of West Los Angeles; two daughters, Ericka Garcia of Buena Park, Calif., and Grace Garcia of El Monte, Calif.; two sisters, Lupe Dobbs of Eugene and Grace Miller of Fair Grove, Mo.; and three grandchildren. A son, Salvador Contreras, died previously.
Saturday's service will be at 2 p.m. at Major Family Funeral Home in Springfield.
MCKENZIE BRIDGE - The funeral will be Nov. 2 for William "Andy" Baker of McKenzie Bridge, who died Oct. 27 age-related causes. He was 78.
Baker was born Nov. 17, 1923, in Crook, Colo., to Andrew and Violet Swope Baker. He married Clara Tippett in Arvada, Colo., on Aug. 12, 1979.
He worked as a truck driver and mechanic in Colorado and drove a concrete truck for Flanagan's Concrete for 21 years until his retirement. He received several safety awards while at Flanagan's and was a member of Teamsters Local 13. He moved to the McKenzie Bridge area from Colorado in 1994.
He enjoyed getting grease on his hands and working on cars. He also enjoyed traveling in his motor home. He was a member of the Winnebago Club and the Alpine Coach Club. He also belonged to the Lions Club.
Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Joanne Baker of Denver, Carol Weaver of Salida, Colo., Judy Baker of Hotchkiss, Colo.; a son, Dan of Heber City, Utah; two stepdaughters, Hedy Sides of Sequim, Wash., and Viola Snow of Arvada; two brothers, Howard Baker of Denver and Lee Baker of Apache Junction, Ariz.; three sisters, Pearl Maerz of Littleton, Colo., Opal Nall of Trinidad, Colo., and Esther Wilson of Chandler, Ariz.; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at England's Eugene Memorial Chapel. Saturday's service will be at 2 p.m. at the chapel. Entombment will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Sunset Hills Memorial Gardens in Eugene. Memorial contributions can be made to any humane society for cats.
ELMIRA - The graveside service was held Oct. 29 for Dorothy Adele Werner of Elmira, who died Oct. 25 of a stroke. She was 82.
Werner was born Aug. 28, 1920, in Sweet Home to Sam and Adele Kimball. She married Ralph Russell in Sweet Home. They were later divorced. She married Jack Werner in Portland on June 8, 1951. He died in October 1984.
She graduated from high school in Sweet Home, was a homemaker and enjoyed visiting the beach, watching Western movies, cooking and reading the Bible. She lived in Sweet Home, Lake Oswego, Eugene and Anchorage before settling in Elmira a year ago.
Survivors include two daughters, Lee Anne Hiler of Elmira and Jan Finseth of New Jersey; two sons, Ron Russell of La Quinta, Calif., and Jerry Russell of Junction City; three sisters, Millie Renoud of Sweet Home and Myrna Crace and Elsie Spurgeon, both of Dixon, Mo.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Burial was at Gilliland Cemetery in Sweet Home. Chapel of Memories Funeral Home in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.
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