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Marcia Spalding

ELMIRA - Marcia L. Spalding of Elmira died Nov. 17 of age-related causes. She was 98.

Spalding was born May 21, 1904, in Veneta to James and Amelia Inman. She married Earl Bryan. He died In 1964. She married Mont Spalding. He died in 1990.

She graduated from Elmira High School
:For the school in Elmira, Ontario, see Elmira District Secondary School.
Elmira High School is a 4A public high school of about 500 students in Elmira, Oregon located approximately 15 miles from Eugene.
 in 1923. She was a homemaker and a lifetime resident of this area.

She enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, 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  and needlework needlework, work done with a needle, either plain sewing, mending, or ornamental work such as embroidery, quilting, smocking, hemstitching, fagoting, some kinds of lace making (see lace), patchwork, and appliqué. . She was a member of a Rebekah Lodge.

Survivors include two sons, James Bryan and William Bryan William Bryan could refer to:
  • William James Bryan (1876-1908), US Senator from Florida
  • William Jennings Bryan (1860-1925), orator and three time Democratic nominee for US President
  • William Joel Bryan, a Texas soldier and land owner.
, both of Eugene; and two grandchildren.

No service is planned. Burial will be at Inman Cemetery in Elmira. Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Elsie McClarnan-Rattai

A celebration of life will be held Nov. 22 for Elsie For Elsie was a reworking of Beethoven's Fur Elise by The Residents. It had a very limited release on colored vinyl, while a compact disc version was handed out at a one-off show.  Ruth McClarnan-Rattai of Winston, formerly of 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). , who died Nov. 14 of age-related causes. She was 91.

McClarnan-Rattai was born Feb. 21, 1911, in Saskatchewan to Halver and Elizabeth Fleak Rose. She married Joe McClarnan. He died later. She married Rey Rattai. He died July 30, 1984.

She graduated from high school and worked at her family's railway express business. She also worked in an ice plant and for a meat packing/locker business. In her later years, she worked in several business administration positions including a job with a city finance department.

She lived in the Cottage Grove area for more than 60 years. She also lived in Newport, Tillamook and Roseburg. She was an accomplished seamstress, and she enjoyed bowling, playing the organ and 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. . She was a Blue Star mother and a member of a bowling league.

Survivors include a daughter, Linda Wells of Winston; two sons, Joe of Lebanon and James of New Mexico New Mexico, state in the SW United States. At its northwestern corner are the so-called Four Corners, where Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah meet at right angles; New Mexico is also bordered by Oklahoma (NE), Texas (E, S), and Mexico (S). ; two sisters, Evelyn Pentico and Hazel Kelly, both of Cottage Grove; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Friday's celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. at Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel in Cottage Grove. Inurnment will be at Fir Grove Cemetery in Cottage Grove.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lane/Douglas Health Care Foundation, P.O. Box 134, Cottage Grove OR 97424.

William Hill The name William Hill may refer to the following: People
  • William Hill (Australian politician) (1866-1939), a long serving member of the Australian House of Representatives.
 

PLEASANT HILL - The funeral will be held Nov. 22 for William N. "Bill" Hill of Pleasant Hill, who died Nov. 17 of age-related causes. He was 88.

Hill was born June 11, 1914, in Alliance, Neb., to Alexander and Mary Ellen Hayes Hill. He married Cleona Awbrey in Pleasant Hill on Jan. 31, 1947.

He served in the Navy. He was a millworker at Hill's Creek Lumber. He also worked as a farmer. He lived in this area for 58 years.

He enjoyed bowling, fishing, gardening and playing cards. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Betty Liebentritt of Omaha, Neb., and Teresa Bartholome of Florida; two sons, Don of Fordland, Mo., and Michael of Pleasant Hill; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. A grandson, Ronnie Liebentritt, died previously.

Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at Major Family Funeral Home in Springfield. Friday's service will be held at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at Wallace Cemetery in Jasper.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association The American Lung Association (ALA) is a non-profit organization that "fights lung disease in all its forms, with special emphasis on asthma, tobacco control and environmental health". .

Gail Cohen-Hofer

A celebration of life will be held Nov. 22 for Gail M. Cohen-Hofer of Eugene, who died Nov. 16 at age 58. Her family chose not to list the cause of death.

Cohen-Hofer was born Nov. 5, 1944, in San Francisco San Francisco (săn frănsĭs`kō), city (1990 pop. 723,959), coextensive with San Francisco co., W Calif., on the tip of a peninsula between the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay, which are connected by the strait known as the Golden  to Norman and Elizabeth Davis Henry.

She was a mother and a homemaker. She lived in California and Washington before settling in Oregon, where she lived most of her life.

Her interests included gardening, volunteering, traveling, spending time "Spending Time" is the first single released by Christian artist Stellar Kart.

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 outdoors and attending church and helping others. She enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren.

Survivors include her domestic partner, Duane Hofer Sr. of Junction City Junction City, city (1990 pop. 20,604), seat of Geary co., NE Kans., at the confluence of the Republican and Smoky Hill rivers; inc. 1859. The rail, trade, and processing center of an agricultural and dairy area, it grew as the supply point for nearby Fort Riley, ; four daughters, Tracy Martinson of Dallas, Debbie Zeek of Junction City, Susie Germyn of Eugene and Kindra Hinckley of Washington; a son, Dewey Hofer of Junction City; a brother, Peter Henry of Portland; three sisters, Sue Rudd of California, Joyce Graville of Junction City and Patty Parker of Eugene; and 10 grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at West Lawn Memorial Park & Funeral Home in Eugene. Friday's celebration of life will be at 4 p.m. at the funeral home. Inurnment will be at West Lawn Memorial Park in Eugene.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Children's Miracle Network The Children's Miracle Network (CMN) is an international non-profit organization that raises funds for Children's hospitals, medical research and community awareness of children's health issues.  at Sacred Heart Hospital This article is about the fictional hospital on Scrubs. For other uses, see Sacred Heart Hospital (disambiguation).
Sacred Heart Hospital is the setting of the American sitcom Scrubs.
.

Charles Kitchel

A memorial service will be held Nov. 23 for Charles C. Kitchel of Eugene, who died Nov. 18 of age-related causes. He was 77.

Kitchel was born Feb. 2, 1925, in Dee to Clifford and Elizabeth Kitchel. He and his wife, Patricia, were married in Portland on July 24, 1964. She died Aug. 20, 2000.

He served in the Air Force from 1943 until 1946. He lived in Hood River before moving to this area 50 years ago. He attended 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. . He worked in the lumber business.

He enjoyed golfing and Oregon athletics. He was a member of Beta Theta Pi Beta Theta Pi (ΒΘΠ) is a social collegiate fraternity that was founded at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, USA, where it is part of the Miami Triad which includes Phi Delta Theta and Sigma Chi.  fraternity and the Eugene Country Club.

Survivors include two sons, Scott of Eugene and Dirk of Charleston, S.C.; a daughter, Jeness Roth of Memphis, Tenn.; a sister, Iva Orme of Eugene; and seven grandchildren.

Saturday's service will be held at 10 a.m. at Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene.

Gwendolyn Abbott

A celebration of life will be held Nov. 21 for Gwendolyn "Gwen" Abbott of Eugene, who died Nov. 18 at age 45. Her family chose not to list the cause of death.

Abbott was born Nov. 30, 1956, in Tulare, Calif., to Benard and Dorothy Newson Hardin. After a 21-year engagement, she married Don Abbott in Eugene on Nov. 11, 2002.

She attended 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.  and Lane Community College. She was a writer whose stories and poems were published in several magazines.

She enjoyed arts and crafts arts and crafts, term for that general field of applied design in which hand fabrication is dominant. The term was coined in England in the late 19th cent. as a label for the then-current movement directed toward the revivifying of the decorative arts. , singing, writing music and playing the guitar. She also enjoyed teaching children how to play the guitar. She traveled extensively around the country. She lived in Eugene on and off for most of her life.

Survivors include her husband; her mother and stepfather, Silas Gibson; three daughters, Claire and Joni Tilson, both of Eugene, and Tonya Abbott of Lebanon; two sons, Dale Tilson of Eugene and Shady Abbott of Nebraska; two brothers, Del Hardin of Eugene and Silas Gibson of Coburg; two sisters, Sharon Leezy of San Diego and Evelyn Long of Eugene; and 14 grandchildren. A son, Brian Tilson, died in 1980.

Thursday's celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. at West Lawn Memorial Park & Funeral Home in Eugene.

Memorial contributions may be made to White Bird Clinic in Eugene.

James Payne

A local memorial service will be held Nov. 30 for James W. Payne of Eugene, who died Nov. 16 of kidney failure kidney failure
 or renal failure

Partial or complete loss of kidney function. Acute failure causes reduced urine output and blood chemical imbalance, including uremia. Most patients recover within six weeks.
. He was 86.

Payne was born Jan. 25, 1916, in Ardmore, Okla., to James and Ruby Camp Payne. He married Betty Spell in Ardmore on Jan. 1, 1938. She died Oct. 24, 2001.

He attended schools in Ardmore. He served in the Navy during World War II. He worked as a district manager for the truck and tire division of Montgomery Ward. He lived in Van Nuys, Calif., from 1939 until 1950, when he moved to Eugene. He moved to Buena Park, Calif., in 1953 and returned to Eugene in 1973.

He enjoyed woodworking. He was a member of the Eugene Elks Lodge 357, the Eagles, the Eugene Moose Lodge and United Commercial Travelers. His name is on a plaque at City Hall for being the first volunteer with the Eugene Police Department.

Survivors include a daughter, Judi Schons of Eugene; six grandchildren; and five great- grandchildren. A daughter, Gaylene Sears, died in 1990.

The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Craddock Funeral Home in Ardmore. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Nov. 30 at the Eugene Elks Lodge 357. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery Rose Hill Cemetery may refer to:

In the United States:

(Alphabetized by state)
  • Rose Hill Cemetery — Arkadelphia, Arkansas
  • Rose Hill Cemetery — Antioch,California
  • Rose Hill Cemetery — Commerce, Colorado
 in Ardmore. Poole-Larsen Funeral Home in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to any local senior center.

Paul Kleman

A memorial service will be held Nov. 27 for Paul James Kleman of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, and Springfield, who died Nov. 14 of a heart attack. He was 50.

Kleman was born Nov. 21, 1951, in Salem to Clifford and Beverly Johnston Kleman. He married Minda Dodge in Portland on June 28, 1974.

He attended public schools in Salem and Lane Community College. He graduated from Vennard College in Iowa and received a master's degree from the University of Oregon. He was a missionary in Honduras with the World Gospel Mission World Gospel Mission (WGM) is a Christian missionary agency headquartered in Marion, Indiana and founded in 1910. The mission's biggest works are in the nations of Kenya, Honduras, and Bolivia. It is aligned with the Wesleyan Holiness tradition of Protestantism.  for 22 years. He was an ordained or·dain  
tr.v. or·dained, or·dain·ing, or·dains
1.
a. To invest with ministerial or priestly authority; confer holy orders on.

b. To authorize as a rabbi.

2.
 minister in the Honduran National Holiness Church and was pastor of churches in Catacamas, San Pedro and Tegucigalpa. He also wrote curriculum for seminary courses and trained young pastors.

His interests include teaching, reading and computers. He was a licensed amateur radio operator An amateur radio operator is an individual who, typically, uses equipment at an amateur radio station to engage in two-way personal communications with other similar individuals on radio frequencies assigned to the Amateur Radio Service. . He enjoyed spending time with his family.

Survivors include his wife of Honduras; his parents of Springfield; a daughter, Kimberly Chinchilla chinchilla (chĭnchĭl`ə), small burrowing rodent of South America. It lives in colonies at high altitudes (up to 15,000 ft/4,270 m) in the Andes of Bolivia, Chile, and Peru.  of Honduras; two sons, Kevin and Christopher, both of Honduras; a brother, David of Springfield; and two sisters, Kay McMurphy of High Point, N.C., and Karen Cramer of Bothell, Wash.

A memorial service will be held Friday in Tegucigalpa. Another memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Nov. 27 at the Twin Rivers Baptist Church in Springfield. Alpha Cremation cremation, disposal of a corpse by fire. It is an ancient and widespread practice, second only to burial. It has been found among the chiefdoms of the Pacific Northwest, among Northern Athapascan bands in Alaska, and among Canadian cultural groups.  Services in Houston, Texas, is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Paul Kleman Memorial Fund at the World Gospel Mission, P.O. Box 948, Marion TX 46952-0948.

Franklin Swanson

HARRISBURG - Franklin Everett Swanson of Harrisburg and Brownsville died Nov. 12 of cancer. He was 85.

Swanson was born March 8, 1917, in Santa Maria, Calif., to William and Ruby Reel Swanson. He married Ruby Koker in San Francisco on Oct. 8, 1939. She died Oct. 9, 1995.

He graduated from Lompoc High School in California in 1936. He retired from the Coast Guard, where he served during World War II protecting the California coast. He also worked as a painter and maintenance supervisor for California public schools.

He enjoyed gardening, sports, his children and grandchildren. He served as a Scout master with the Boy Scouts of America Noun 1. Boy Scouts of America - a corporation that operates through a national council that charters local councils all over the United States; the purpose is character building and citizenship training  for 15 years. He also served as a rabbit/poultry leader for the Greenback greenback, in U.S. history, legal tender notes unsecured by specie (coin). In 1862, under the exigencies of the Civil War, the U.S. government first issued legal tender notes (popularly called greenbacks) that were placed on a par with notes backed by specie.  4-H club. He lived in the California cities of Lompoc, Colma and Santa Barbara before moving to this area 23 years ago. He also lived in Albany and Sweet Home.

Survivors include a son, Ronald of Harrisburg; a daughter, Jacquelyn Swanson of Albany; a brother, William of Santa Barbara, Calif.; and four grandchildren.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Harrisburg Christian Church.

Sidney Jackson

A private memorial service will be held for Sidney Marcus "Miraculous" Jackson, infant son of April Rissberger and Bernie Jackson of Eugene, who died Nov. 13 of complications from a premature birth premature birth

Birth less than 37 weeks after conception. Infants born as early as 23–24 weeks may survive but many face lifelong disabilities (e.g., cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness).
.

He was born Nov. 13, 2002.

Survivors include his parents; and four sisters, Juanita Jackson, Jacqueline Jackson, Jaleesa Jackson and Berniesha Jackson, all of Eugene.

Andreason's Cremation & Burial Service in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Children's Miracle Network.

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