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Mary Ann Beller

The funeral will be May 20 for Mary Ann Beller of Elmira, who died May 13 from complications of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. She was 52.

Beller was born May 29, 1950, in Grand Fork, N.D., to Albert William and Frances Marion (Daily) Britton. She married Charles "Mike" Beller in Portland on May 24, 1969.

She grew up in Portland and graduated from Madison High School. She had lived in Elmira since 1986.

She was an auditor for Ford Motor Credit Co. She also worked in the collections department of the Oregon State Scholarship Commission.

She enjoyed animals, gardening, camping, boating and spending time with friends and family.

Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Michelle of Elmira; and three sisters, Diane Kuust of Dallas, Bonnie Loos of Portland and Kathy Silke of Eugene.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday at Murphy-Musgrove Funeral Home in Junction City. Tuesday's graveside service will be at 1 p.m. at Rest Lawn Memorial Park in Junction City. Murphy-Musgrove Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to an organization helping fight amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Jack Fowler

The funeral will be May 19 for Jack Devon Fowler, who died May 16 of cancer. He was 72.

Fowler was born March 31, 1931, in Woodville, Idaho, to Hyrum Devon and Edith (Morris) Fowler. He married Iretta B. Hill in Blackfoot, Idaho, on Oct. 3, 1958.

He lived in Lane County for 42 years. He previously lived in the Idaho towns of Shelley and Blackfoot.

He served with the U.S. Marine Corps, including a stint with the 1st Marine Air Wing from 1951-53. Later he worked in several different fields, including farming and welding. He was also a millwright for Georgia Pacific and Morse Bros. He was active in the rodeo circuit and spent time training horses.

He was involved in Boy Scouts for 37 years. His hobbies included salmon fishing, hunting, boating and spending time with his family. He also enjoyed watching his grandchildren's sporting events, musical recitals and Scouting events.

He worked with the Bishop's Warehouse for six years, delivering food to needy families throughout the region.

He is remembered for his sense of humor and his fondness for telling stories.

Survivors include his wife; three daughters, LaVeen Caldwell of Lowell, LaDeanna Luke of Springfield, and LaWanna Jensen of West Linn; two sons, Darvin of Eugene and Devin of West Linn; two brothers, Willard of Blackfoot, Idaho, and Norman of Idaho Falls, Idaho; two sisters, Nona Perry of Sugar City, Idaho, and Marcene Hulse of Blackfoot, Idaho; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Monday's funeral will be held at 1 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Santa Clara. Visitation will be held Sunday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at England's Memorial Chapel in Eugene. Burial will be at Rest Haven Memorial Park in Eugene.

Memorial contributions may be made to Boy Scout Troop No. 279 or the Sacred Heart Hospice.

Myrtle Sturdy

SPRINGFIELD - The graveside funeral and burial will be held May 20 for Myrtle I. Sturdy, who died May 15 of heart failure. She was 79.

Sturdy was born July 18, 1923, in Belvedere, Calif., to John and Myrtle (Good) Robinson. She married Frank R. Sturdy in Los Angeles on Jan. 1, 1948. He died in 1966.

She had lived in Springfield since 1993. She previously lived in Baldwin Park, Calif.

She was an inspector for Capitol Records, and also worked as a precision coil winder for Spectrol Electronics for 27 years.

Survivors include two sons, Don Ralstin of Pleasant Hill and Richard Ralstin of West Covina, Calif.; three daughters, Carol Fonseca of Dexter, Thelma Catron of Springfield and Janette Wheeler of Upland, Calif.; 15 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Two sisters and two brothers died previously.

Tuesday's graveside service and burial will be at 1 p.m. at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, Calif. Springfield Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

News obituaries are a free service of The Register-Guard and are printed as space allows. The News Department will accept information on its standard obituary forms submitted through funeral homes or by the deceased's immediate family. Obituary information is available at 485-1234, Ext. 5534.
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Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
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Date:May 18, 2003
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