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Ennis Clayton

DEXTER - Ennis Pearl Clayton of Dexter died Feb. 3 at the age of 92. Her family chose not to list the cause of death.

Clayton was born Aug. 20, 1911, in Lacomb to Charles and Ossie Carter Bedel.

She married Loren Clayton in Eugene on Sept. 1, 1931. He died April 11, 1982.

Her family settled in Dexter when she was two years old, and she lived on the same property for the rest of her life.

She was a homemaker, and she enjoyed being outdoors tending her roses and working in her garden. She especially enjoyed hunting and fishing with her husband and they were familiar with the mountain roads and trails for miles around.

Survivors include a niece, Marleen Klohn of Lost Creek. A son, John, died in May of 1998.

Burial will be at Lane Memorial Gardens in Eugene. Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Ralph Brandt

The funeral Mass will be held Feb. 11 for Ralph John Brandt of Eugene, who died Feb. 2 of lung and bone cancer. He was 83.

Brandt was born Aug. 29, 1920, in Baker City to William and Lena Liesch Brandt.

He married Mayme Sellers in Eugene on Aug. 29, 1945.

He settled in this area in 1935 and graduated from Elmira High School in 1939.

He served in the Air Force from 1940 until 1961. He was a mechanic and served in World War II and the Korean War. He was stationed in Washington D.C., Texas, Kansas and Washington state. He received a Soldier's Medal, a Bronze Star, an American Theater Ribbon and an Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon.

He later worked at Borden Chemical and Eugene Renewal as a relocation and property manager.

Brandt was a member of the U.S. Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Retired Officers Association and the Knights of Columbus.

Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Christine Wheeler of Kenai, Alaska, Barbara Gilbert of Eugene and Susan Maurmann of San Antonio; two sons, Thomas of Eugene and Gerald of Hillsboro; five brothers, Ted, Alfred and George, all of Eugene, Larry of Nampa, Idaho and Frank of Sebastopol, Calif.; two sisters, Gladys Edmiston of Elmira and Viola Brandt of Eugene; 11 grandchildren; and three great- grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Peter Catholic Church in Eugene. Wednesday's service will be held at 11 a.m., also at the church. Burial will be at West Lawn Memorial Park in Eugene. West Lawn Memorial Park & Funeral Home in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or to Hospice of McKenzie-Willamette Hospital.

Steven Solberg

A celebration of life will be held Feb. 11 for Steven Emil Solberg of Port Orford, formerly of Eugene, who died Feb. 1 of pancreatic cancer. He was 49.

Solberg was born July 15, 1954, in Eugene to Emil and Betty Harr Solberg.

He married Cynthia Clyma on Nov. 16, 1999.

He graduated from North Eugene High School and attended the University of Oregon and Linfield College. He lived in Eugene until his retirement in 2003. He lived in Brookings before settling in Port Orford.

He worked for the water division at EWEB for 30 years and Solberg Reservoir was named in honor of his service.

His interests included history, home improvement projects and watching storms. He enjoyed music and driving on back country roads.

Survivors include his wife; and a son, Troy of Portland.

Burial will be at 1 p.m. today at the Port Orford Cemetery. The celebration of life will be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene.

Marvin Parent

REEDSPORT - The funeral Mass will be held today, Feb. 6, for Marvin "Corky" Parent of Reedsport, who died Feb. 3 of complications from cancer. He was 76.

Parent was born May 20, 1927, in Eureka, Calif., to Edward and Addie Gillespie Parent. He married LaJoy Staten in Coquille, on Dec. 24, 1949.

He graduated from high school. He served in the Navy in the Pacific Theater during World War II.

Parent lived in Coquille for 20 years and in Gold Beach for five years before settling in Reedsport 35 years ago.

He co-owned and operated the Reedsport Outdoor Store. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Jerry of Reedsport; a daughter, Lorraine Adams of Gold Beach; a sister, Beverly Willard of Portland; five grandchildren; and 10 great- grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. today at Dunes Memorial Chapel in Reedsport. The rosary will be recited at 11:30 a.m. today, followed by the Mass at noon, at St. John's Catholic Church in Reedsport. Burial will follow the service at the Reedsport Masonic Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Gail Thompson

LOWELL - A memorial gathering will be held Feb. 8 for Gail S. Thompson of Lowell, who died Feb. 3 of a heart attack. She was 62.

Thompson was born March 6, 1941, in San Francisco to Burton and Selma Brooks Thompson.

She received a bachelor's degree and did some graduate work at Cascade College in Portland.

She worked as a teacher for 35 years and taught science at Lowell High School for 23 years.

She was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church in Dexter.

She enjoyed reading, sewing and crafts. She especially enjoyed her cats.

Survivors include three brothers, John Thompson of Tillamook, Gerald Krug of San Jose, Calif., and James Thompson of Newberg; four sisters, Cindy Grice of Boring, Patti Reeves of Beaverton, Joy Vester of Salt Lake City and Deborah Churchill of Portland.

Sunday's gathering will be held at 2 p.m. at Lowell High School. Major Family Funeral Home in Springfield is in charge of arrangements.

H. James Baum

A private family memorial service will be held for H. James "Jim" Baum of Eugene, who died Feb. 2 of age-related causes. He was 89.

Baum was born April 17, 1914, in Far Rockaway, N.Y., to Joseph and Sarah Rosenthal Baum.

He married Georgette Seckler in New York on June 19, 1938.

He graduated from Wesleyan University in Connecticut and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

He worked as an executive recruiter. He settled in this area in 1986.

He enjoyed sports and playing bridge. He especially enjoyed his family.

Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Susan McConochie and Nancy Pruitt, both of Eugene and Joanne Genegiacomelli of San Francisco; and three grandchildren. A son, Richard, died in 1945.

Burial will be at Rest-Haven Memorial Park in Eugene. Rest-Haven Memorial Park & Funeral Home in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Robert Stewart

CRESWELL - A private family service will be held for Robert Frank Stewart of Creswell, who died Feb. 2 following a stroke. He was 70.

Stewart was born Aug. 16, 1933, in Clearlake, Calif., to Irvin and Olda Anderson Stewart. He married his wife, Linda, in Las Vegas on Sept. 24, 1976.

He lived in Yucaipa, Calif., before settling in this area 10 years ago.

He served in the Navy for four years. He worked in the sheet metal field.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Robert of San Bernardino, Calif., and Russell of Creswell; two stepdaughters, Kitty Cantwell of Chino Hills, Calif., and Sandra Styer of Platte City, Mo.; a brother, William of Lebanon; two sisters, Glenna Fisher of Sacramento and Nelma McMillan; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Burial will be at Eagle Point National Cemetery. England's Creswell Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Helen McCullough

SPRINGFIELD - A memorial service will be held Feb. 14 for Helen Marjorie McCullough of Springfield, who died Jan. 27 of heart failure. She was 88.

McCullough was born Nov. 20, 1915, in Humansville, Mo., to Lorenzo and Nora Miller Jackson.

She married Simeon McCullough in Van Nuys, Calif., on Dec. 4, 1936. He died April 4, 1970.

She lived in Van Nuys and Granada Hills, Calif., before settling in this area in 2003.

She worked as a bookkeeper at Mid-Valley YMCA in Van Nuys.

McCullough was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Van Nuys for 70 years.

She enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles and playing bridge and pinochle.

Survivors include a daughter, Denise Oestreich of Springfield; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

The memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Feb. 14 at the First United Methodist Church in Van Nuys. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Chatsworth, Calif. Major Family Funeral Home in Springfield is in charge of arrangements.

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