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Floyd Claflin

The funeral will be held Nov. 14 for Floyd Ralph Claflin of Eugene, who died Nov. 11 of age-related causes. He was 101.

Claflin was born May 6, 1901, in Blaine, Wash., to Herbert and Florence Rolph Claflin.

After graduating from school in Seattle in 1916, he lived in Seattle, Blaine and Anacortes, Wash., and worked in laundries, box factories and plywood mills.

In 1942, Claflin was inducted into the Army. He served until 1944 in Illinois in the medical corps.

Claflin returned to work in a plywood mill, transferring to a mill in Eugene in 1955. He retired at age 65.

His interests included working in his yard and garden. He was a member of Willamette Christian Center in Eugene and enjoyed church activities and handing out the church bulletins.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at West Lawn Memorial Park & Funeral Home in Eugene. Thursday's service will be at 1:30 p.m. at Willamette Christian Center. Burial will be at West Lawn Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to the "Breaking the Tether" fund at Willamette Christian Center.

Richard Lee

The funeral Mass will be held Nov. 15 for Richard Allen Lee of Eugene, who died Nov. 11 of a heart attack. He was 66.

Lee was born Sept. 30, 1936, in Richmond, Calif., to Troy and Ethel Bowman Lee. He married B. Jean Armstrong in Reno, Nev. She later died.

He graduated from Woodburn High School. He served in the military as a police officer. He worked as a loan officer.

His interests included track and field and photography. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family. He lived in this area for 43 years.

Survivors include his partner of 4 1/2 years, Rosa Smothers; five sons, Christopher, Joe and Connan, all of Eugene, Trevor of Decatur, Ga., and Todd of Portland; two brothers, Norman of Portland and Donald of Chehalis, Wash.; and three grandchildren.

Friday's Mass will be held at 11 a.m. at St. Jude Catholic Church in Eugene. Andreason's Cremation & Burial Service in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the building fund at St. Jude Catholic Church in Eugene.

John Ratliff Jr.

ALVADORE - A memorial service will be held Nov. 15 for John "Jack" Ratliff Jr. of Alvadore, who died Nov. 10 of age-related causes. He was 84.

Ratliff was born May 25, 1918, in Merrill to John and Ollie Dean Ratliff. He married Madelyn Hugo in Carson City, Nev., on Nov. 9, 1942.

He graduated from high school in Malin and attended Oregon State University. He worked as a farmer and grew potatoes and grain in Klamath Falls before moving to Alvadore in 1959, where he grew fruit and Christmas trees.

His interests included hunting and fishing, and he enjoyed traveling to Mexico, Canada and Alaska in his recreational vehicle.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Louise Taubenkrau of Eugene and Linda Meadows of Halsey; a son, John III of Alvadore; a brother, Virgil of Richland; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Friday's service will be held at 10 a.m. at Poole-Larsen Funeral Home in Eugene.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lane Rural Fire Department in Eugene.

Ada Bates

The funeral will be held today, Nov. 13, for Ada Lee Bates of Canby, who died Nov. 10 of age-related causes. The former Springfield resident was 92.

Bates was born Jan. 6, 1910, in Polk County, Ark., to Edward and Sarah Boggs Lewis.

She married Willis Bates in Opal, Ark., on April 4, 1931. He died on April 20, 1985.

Bates, a homemaker, lived in Springfield for more than 37 years before moving to Canby in the late 1980s.

Her interests included her grandchildren, reading and gardening. She was a member of Twin Rivers Baptist Church in Springfield and the First Baptist Church in Canby.

Survivors include a son, W. Elton Bates of Prineville; a daughter, Ruth Fultz of Canby; a sister, Ida Ponder of Escalon, Calif.; 16 grandchildren; and 32 great- grandchildren.

Today's service will be held at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Canby. Burial will be at 3 p.m. at Lane Memorial Gardens in Eugene. Major Family Funeral Home in Springfield is in charge of arrangements.

James Sullivan

A memorial service will be held Nov. 16 for James P. Sullivan of Eugene, who died Nov. 6 of age-related causes. He was 88.

Sullivan was born Aug. 2, 1914, in Baker, Mont., to Robert and Hazel Winters Sullivan. He married Florence Pross in Longview, Wash., on Sept. 15, 1945.

He "rode the rails" throughout the United States and Mexico during the Depression. He served in the Army 1397th Engineering Combat Battalion in the Pacific Theater during World War II.

He worked as a tree faller on a two-man cut saw team in northern Idaho. He continued working in the logging industry in Washington and Oregon before settling in Myrtle Point, where he worked as a master mechanic on heavy equipment. In the late 1960s, he established Sullivan Equipment Repair and later relocated to Eugene. He retired in 1983.

His interests included reading, history and discussing politics.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Michael of Marblehead, Maine, and Dennis of Eugene; a daughter, Sheila Minniweather of Beaverton; and five grandchildren.

Saturday's service will be held at 1 p.m. at the Twin Oaks Christian Church in Eugene. Heritage Memorial in Portland is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriner's Children's Hospital.

Grace Kutz

A memorial service will be held Nov. 16 for Grace Kutz of Eugene, who died Nov. 11 of age-related causes. She was 96.

Kutz was born Dec. 23, 1905, in Cambridge, Neb., to Karl and Della Bauer. She married John Kutz in Nebraska on March 16, 1929. He died June 24, 1979.

She graduated from Cambridge High School in Nebraska in 1926. She taught school, farmed, worked in a nursing home and owned a motel in Nebraska. She moved to Eugene from Gothenberg, Neb., in 1974 and worked as a baby sitter for her friends and her church.

She was a published poet, and she enjoyed needlework and reading.

Survivors include a daughter, Lois Estep of Eugene; four brothers, Carl Bauer of Central City, Neb., Harold Bauer of Canby, Lawrence Bauer of Kearney, Neb., and Truman Bauer of Franklin, Neb.; a sister, Elsie Kasten of Central City; five grandchildren; 15 great-grand- children; and four great-great- grandchildren.

Saturday's service will be held at 10:30 a.m. at Berean Baptist Church in Eugene. Burial will be at West Lawn Memorial Park in Eugene. Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Child Evangelism Fellowship in care of the Berean Baptist Church in Eugene.

Robert Veness

Robert Payne Veness of Eugene died Nov. 10 of age-related causes. He was 93.

Veness was born May 27, 1909, in Seattle to Harry and Jessie Hughs Veness. He married Faith Foyer in 1940. She died in 1979. He married Minerva Carroll in Eugene in 1980.

He graduated from Benson High School in Portland and served as class treasurer. He graduated from Reed College. He was employed in the theater industry, installing and servicing equipment and working part time as a projectionist in several small theaters. He worked as a theater manager in Mill City for 20 years.

He and his wife also organized the Parent Teacher Association in Mill City, named streets in the town and helped bring fluoridation to the town's water supply. He served as president of the Mill City Lions Club.

During the 1950s, he developed and built the Santiam Cable Co. and brought cable television to Mill City and other small towns along the Santiam River. He became a consultant and provided technical advice to several cable systems throughout Idaho and Washington. He moved to this area in 1975 and lived in Veneta and Springfield before settling in Eugene.

He was an avid ham radio operator and during World War II was a member of the signal corps.

His interests included photography, and he built his own darkroom. During construction of the Detroit Dam in the 1950s, he served as the primary photographer for the engineering company.

Survivors include his wife; five daughters, Carol York, Janet Jones, Martha Rosen and Nancy Piazzese, all of Portland, and Shirley Land of Florida; two stepsons, John Huberd of Coos Bay and Dalton Waite of Texas; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

A family memorial gathering will be held later. Major Family Funeral Home in Springfield is in charge of arrangements.

Arthur Wain

PLEASANT HILL - A memorial service will be held Nov. 16 for Arthur Wain of Pleasant Hill, who died Nov. 9 of age-related causes. He was 87.

Wain was born Jan. 19, 1915, in Victoria, B.C., to Ernest and Elizabeth Bourne Wain. He married Peggy Hoffman in Lynwood, Calif., on May 16, 1937.

He lived in Canada and California before moving to this area in 1977. He worked as a pressman at a newspaper in Los Angeles.

He enjoyed fishing, hiking, attending church and spending time with his family. He was a member of the Trent Church of Christ in Dexter.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Linda Hacker and Nancy Thomas, both of Pleasant Hill; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. A grandson, Jonathan Hacker, died previously.

Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Saturday's service will be held at 3:30 p.m. at the Trent Church of Christ in Dexter. Major Family Funeral Home in Springfield is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to building fund at the Trent Church of Christ.

Elizabeth Livingston

A memorial service will be held Dec. 7 for Elizabeth "Betty" Livingston of Mission Viejo, Calif., formerly of Eugene, who died Nov. 2 of renal failure. She was 71.

Livingston was born Sept. 7, 1931, in Minot, N.D., to Harold "Tug" and Grace Hansen Worden. She married James Livingston on Dec. 26, 1948. He later died.

She lived in Eugene from 1934 until 1957, when she moved to Southern California. She graduated from Eugene High School in 1949. She worked for her father's towing business and with the Eugene Police Department. She worked as a bookkeeper and office manager for various steel distributors in California until her retirement in 1978.

Survivors include three daughters, Deborah Manning of Foothill Ranch, Calif., Jacqueline La Cour of Corona, Calif., and Joy Comeau of Katy, Texas; a son, Robert of Mansfield, Texas; two brothers, Harry Worden of Eugene and Tom Worden of Portland; and five grandchildren. A son, Randall, died previously.

The memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Dec. 7 at the home of Deborah Manning in Foothill Ranch, Calif. McKenzie Cremation and Burial Service in Signal Hill, Calif., is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Saddleback Hospice, 24451 Health Center Drive, Laguna Hills, CA 92653.

Nellie Nixon

COTTAGE GROVE - Nellie Mae Nixon of Cottage Grove died Nov. 8 of age-related causes. She was 89.

Nixon was born Nov. 9, 1912, in Los Angeles to Claude and Jessie Hayward Neighbarger. She married Woodrow Nixon in Honolulu on Aug. 7, 1941. He died in 1998.

She lived in Creswell from 1954 until 1965, when she moved to Chino, Calif. She returned to this area in 2001.

She worked as a craft instructor and owned a craft shop. She enjoyed crafts, flower gardening, knitting and cooking.

Survivors include a son, Dennis of Cottage Grove; one grandchild; and three great-grandchildren.

No service is planned. Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel in Cottage Grove is in charge of arrangements.

Robert Applebee

BROWNSVILLE - A memorial service will be held Nov. 16 for Robert "Bob" Applebee of Brownsville, who died Nov. 7 at age 73. His family chose not to list the cause of death.

Applebee was born March 5, 1929, in Glen Elder, Kan., to Harold and Arbutus Barklow Applebee. He married Janet Stribling in 1993.

He was employed as a journeyman plumber. His interests included farming, fishing, gardening and cooking. He enjoyed horses, dogs and spending time with his family. He was a member of the Oregon Sheep Dog Society. He settled in Brownsville in 1994.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Phillip of Canby and Terry of Salem; a brother, William of Coos Bay; a sister, Betty Isaac of Oregon City; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A daughter, Deborah Ann Applebee, died previously.

Saturday's service will be held at 1 p.m. at Huston-Jost Funeral Home in Lebanon.

Memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation.

Shane Allpress

Shane Allpress of Reedsport died Nov. 6 at age 45. His family chose not to list the cause of death.

Allpress was born June 27, 1957, in Everett, Wash., to Percy and Bonnie Allpress.

He served in the Army. Allpress lived in Reedsport for seven years and worked in sales.

His interests included sailing, boating and fishing.

Survivors include his parents of Reedsport; two daughters, Connie Allpress and Juanita Allpress, both of Driggs, Idaho; a sister, Marie Allpress of Seattle; and one grandchild.

No service is planned. Dunes Memorial Chapel in Reedsport is in charge of arrangements.

Esther Kane

SPRINGFIELD - The funeral Mass will be held Nov. 15 for Esther Marie Kane of La Pine and Springfield, who died Nov. 11 of congestive heart failure. She was 93.

She was born Sept. 26, 1909, in Bookwalter, Neb., to Charles and Golda Knowles Smith. She married James Kane in Blue Rapids, Kan., on July 3, 1933. He died in 1982.

She was a homemaker. She lived in Vallejo, Calif., until 1997, when she moved to Oregon.

She was a member of the Catholic Daughters Chapter 818 and the St. Vincent Ferrer Catholic Church in Vallejo.

Survivors include three daughters, Sharyn Perrin of La Pine, Sandra Potter of Springfield and Patricia Moon of Concord, Calif.; two sisters, Gertrude Hawkins of Marysville, Kan., and Colleen Lewis of Topeka, Kan.; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. A son, James, died in 1968.

A recitation of the rosary will be at 1 p.m. Friday at St. Michael Catholic Church in Axtell, Kan. Friday's service will be held at 1:30 at the church. Burial will be at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Burchard, Neb. Central Pines Funeral Home in La Pine is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Newberry Hospice, P.O. Box 1888, La Pine, OR 97734.

Richard Pierron

SPRINGFIELD - The funeral will be held Nov. 14 for Richard N. Pierron of Springfield, who died Nov. 7 of heart failure. He was 72.

Pierron was born July 27, 1930, in Detroit to Dan and Helen Nicolay Pierron. He married Jane Brennan in Michigan on April 27, 1957. She died in March of 1989.

He served in the Army during the Korean War. He graduated from college and worked as a self-employed architect.

He lived in Lake Arrowhead, Calif., before moving to this area in 1998. His interests included art, and he enjoyed visiting museums and spending time with his family.

Survivors include three sons, Richard of Springfield, John of Riverside, Calif., and Paul of Coos Bay; three daughters, Anita Wann of Corona, Calif., and Monica Gibbs and Denise Becker, both of Springfield; three brothers, Dan, Paul and Frank, all of Michigan; and eight grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from noon to 2:30 p.m. at Buell Funeral Chapel in Springfield. Thursday's service will be held at 3 p.m. at the funeral chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

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