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Norman Updegrave

SWEET HOME - Services have been held for Norman F. Updegrave of Sweet Home, who died Sept. 29 of age-related causes. He was 95.

He was born June 1, 1909, in Kelso, Wash., to Aaron and Susan Phillips Updegrave. He graduated from Benson Tech in Portland. He married Marion Holt in 1933. She died in 2000.

Updegrave lived in Taft before moving to Sweet Home in 1946. He worked as a log truck driver until his retirement in the mid-1970s.

He enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing and working on his trucks.

Survivors include two sons, Phillip of Brownsville and Norman of Sweet Home; a daughter, Ethel Porter of West Linn; and 10 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were held at Gilliland Cemetery in Sweet Home. Workman & Steckly Funeral Chapel in Sweet Home was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Evergreen Hospice or Meals on Wheels.

Ronald Huffman

VIDA - A celebration of life will be held Oct. 9 for Ronald D. Huffman of Vida who died Sept. 26 of cancer. He was 49.

Huffman was born July 4, 1955, in Eugene, to Clarence and Bessie Kingsbury Huffman. He married Sherri Daniels on July 19, 2004, in Eugene.

He graduated from Churchill High School in 1973. He worked for Valley Tool and Die. He enjoyed spending time with his family, hunting, fishing and camping.

Survivors include his wife; his mother of Elmira; a daughter, Chelby Huffman of Vida; a son, Eric Huffman of Vida; a stepson, Shane Daniels of Vida; a stepdaughter, April Stottlemire of Eugene; two brothers, James of Elmira and Roger of Stockton, Calif.; and a grandchild.

Saturday's celebration will be held at 2 p.m. at 90197 Gale Creek Road in Vida. Musgrove Family Mortuary of Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Alice Seymore

The funeral will be Oct. 9 for Alice N. Seymore of Eugene, who died Sept. 29 of pancreatic cancer. She was 83.

Seymore was born Oct. 7, 1920, in Logan, Mo., to Charles and Lela Franklin Logan. She married Jack D. Seymore in Springfield on Oct. 26, 1940. He died April 1, 2004.

She moved to Springfield in 1927 and lived nearly half her life in the area. She also lived in Westport and Grants Pass. She graduated from Springfield High School in 1938.

She worked for Josephine County Library and Children's Services of Oregon, both in Grants Pass.

Seymore was an avid reader, gardener, seamstress, cook and bird-watching enthusiast. She was a lifelong Democrat and longtime member of the Order of Eastern Star and Epsilon Sigma Alpha, a philanthropic society.

Survivors include two sons, Logan of Portland and Ed of Tacoma, and two grand- children.

Saturday's service will be at 2 p.m. at Rest-Haven Memorial Park in Eugene. Buell Funeral Chapel in Springfield is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Sacred Heart, 1121 Fairfield Ave., Eugene, OR 97402.

Wallace Stirling

Memorial services will be held Oct. 8 and 16 for Wallace A. "Wally" Stirling of Retsil, Wash., and formerly of Eugene who died Sept. 29 of Parkinson's disease. He was 74.

Stirling was born June 7, 1930, in Blaine County, Montana, to Tom and Georgia Teeple Stirling.

He graduated in 1948 from Turner High School in Turner, Mont., and attended Northern Montana College in Havre, Mont.

He lived in Seattle. From 1972 to 2004, he lived in Eugene, where he worked as a real estate broker.

He belonged to Elks clubs in Eugene and Tacoma and to the Junior Chamber of Commerce. He served in the Air National Guard and was a private pilot.

Survivors include a daughter, Heidi Stirling of Bellevue, Wash.; and three brothers, Tom and Roger, both of Eugene, and Bill of Winchester Bay.

The Oct. 8 service will be at 11 a.m. in the Retsil Veterans Home. The Oct. 16 service and burial will be in Turner, Mont. Rill Chapel in Port Orchard, Wash., is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Washington State Veterans Home, P.O. Box 698, Retsil, WA 98378.

Muriel Pierce

Muriel Pierce of Mission, Texas, and formerly of Eugene, died Sept. 5. She was 90. No service is planned.

Pierce was born Oct. 27, 1913, in Douglas, Alaska, to William and Kate Jarman. She married Howard Pierce on Nov. 19, 1962, in Eugene.

She moved to Eugene in 1948 and worked for 25 years with United Pacific and Reliance Insurance companies. She also was a commercial property manager.

She was chosen insurance woman of the year by Lane County Insurance Women, and was a member and past president of the group. She also had been director of Region 9 of the National Association of Insurance Women.

She moved in 1980 to Guadalajara, Mexico, and in 1990 to Mission, Texas.

She enjoyed travel and playing Scrabble and pinochle. She belonged to the Wally Byam Caravan Club and Airstream RV Association.

Survivors include her husband; a son, Kirk Babcock of McCall, Idaho; a stepson, Jim Pierce of Duvall, Wash.; a stepdaughter, June Hunter of Franklin, N.C.; and numerous children and grandchildren.

Flores Funeral Home in Mission, Texas, was in charge of arrangements.

Carol Heryford

WINCHESTER BAY - Carol K. Heryford of Winchester Bay, formerly of Eugene, died Sept. 30 of a stroke. She was 70.

She was born Nov. 14, 1933, in Kingston, Pa., to Elmer and Lillian Llewellyn Mott. She married Dan Heryford in Sayre, Pa., on Sept. 3, 1955.

She worked as a registered nurse.

Her interests included reading, traveling and collecting glass dolls.

Heryford lived in Eugene for 30 years and in Winchester Bay for 10 years.

Survivors include her husband; three sons, Steve of Salem, David of Medford and Dan of Reno, Nev.; a brother, James Mott of Bath, Pa.; and four grandchildren.

A service will be held later. Dunes Memorial Chapel of Reedsport is in charge of arrangements.

Fred Brock

Fred Brock of Eugene died Oct. 1 of heart failure. He was 74.

He was born June 3, 1930, in Pineville, Ky., to Kit and Nannie Brock. He came to Eugene from Ohio in 1978. He married Margaret Jackson in Reno, Nev., on Sept. 21, 1978.

Brock served with the Army Air Force during World War II. He worked as a service manager in the automobile industry.

He enjoyed his family, sports and watching religious television programs.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Robert of Kentucky and Douglas, currently serving in Iraq with the Air Force; two stepsons, Steve Slaughter of Portland and Michael Jackson of Seattle; a stepdaughter, Pam Wiederholt of Prineville; four brothers, Harold of Kentucky and Boyd, Don and Eugene, all of Ohio; three sisters, Geneva and Frances, both of Ohio, and Doris of Cottage Grove; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be held later in Springdale, Ohio. Poole-Larsen Funeral Home of Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Fern Beaulieu

REEDSPORT - A celebration of life will be held Oct. 8 for Fern Beaulieu of Reedsport who died Oct. 2 of age-related causes. She was 82.

Beaulieu was born Aug. 29, 1992, in Edmunston, New Brunswick, to Edmund and Olive Sirois Ouellette. She married Emmanual Beaulieu. He died in 1993.

She lived in Madawaska, Maine, most of her life. She had lived in Reedsport since 1982. She enjoyed spending time with her friends, music, playing bridge and crossword puzzles. She belonged to St. John's Catholic Church.

Survivors include a son, Emmanuel of West Lake; two daughters, Genevieve of Baton Rouge, La., and Katheleen Plourd of Manassas, Va.; two brothers, George Ouellette of Canada and Reno Ouellette of Maine; three sisters, Theresa Salibra of North Carolina and Annette LaBelle and Georgette DuPere, both of Canada; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Friday's celebration will be at 11 a.m. at Dunes Memorial Chapel in Reedsport. Burial will be in Dunes Memorial Mausoleum, Reedsport.

Madeline Caster

Madeline K. "Choo Choo" Caster, of Santa Barbara, Calif., formerly of Eugene, died Sept. 17 of age-related causes. She was 93.

Caster was born May 6, 1911, in Calumet, Mich., to Giuseppe and Mary Caveletto Vesco. She married Granvel Caster in 1932 in Yuma, Ariz. He died in 1981.

She lived in Escondido, Calif., until 1935, then moved to Santa Barbara, Calif. She lived in Eugene from 1995 to 2003, when she moved back to Santa Barbara.

She was a homemaker. She belonged to the Goleta Women's Club and Catholic Daughters of America in Santa Barbara. She enjoyed spending time with her family, playing bridge, sewing, knitting and reading.

Survivors include two daughters, Marlene Casavarez of Eugene and Kathleen Hicks of Santa Barbara; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. A son, Granvel "Sonny" Caster died in 2003.

No service is planned. Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Home in Santa Barbara was in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Daughters of America Chapter 293, 1433 Jesusita Lane, Santa Barbara, CA 93101.
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Date:Oct 5, 2004
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