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Harold Coontz

SPRINGFIELD - A celebration of life will be at 4 p.m. today, April 6, at Calvary Open Bible Church in Springfield for Harold Ray Coontz of Springfield. He died April 4 of complications of cancer at age 63.

He was born Aug. 28, 1944, in McAlester, Okla., to Clyde and Lorene Bell Coontz. He married Frances Kull.

Coontz attended Thurston High School. He was a truck driver.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Michael and Brian, both of Springfield; two daughters, Cathy Hixon and Michelle Stanturf, both of Springfield; a brother, Clyde of Springfield; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Private burial will be in Springfield Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Major Family Funeral Home in Springfield. Remembrances to the Harold Coontz Fund at Pacific Cascade Credit Union.

C. Earl Gibbs

A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. April 26 at First Christian Church in Springfield for C. Earl Gibbs of Tyler, Texas, formerly of Springfield. He died March 16 of a heart attack at age 72.

He was born April 1, 1935, in Dallas, Ore. to James and Addie Martin Gibbs. He married Laurice Dashiell on Nov. 17, 1955, in Dallas, Ore. She died Jan. 16, 2006. He married Joyce Barry on Feb. 10, 2007, in Tyler, Texas.

He received a bachelor's degree in biblical theology from Northwest Christian College in 1957. He held a bachelor of divinity degree from the graduate seminary of Phillips University, a master's degree in counseling psychology from the University of Oregon and a doctor of ministry degree from San Francisco Theological Seminary.

Gibbs was senior minister of First Christian Church in Springfield from 1963 to 1975. He retired in 2000 and later served as an interim minister in Oregon and Arizona.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Douglas Gibbs of Gilbert, Ariz., and Robert Gibbs of Sacramento; three stepchildren, Kay Davis of Tyler, Jill Wallee of Ponta, Texas and Holly Barry of St. Louis; four grandchildren and five stepgrandchildren. A daughter, Barbara Gibbs, died previously.

Arrangements by Stewart Family Funeral Home in Tyler, Texas.

Remembrances to Northwest Christian College.

Barney Vogt

SPRINGFIELD - A celebration of life will be at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 10, at Camp Creek Church for Bernard Leo "Barney the tractor man" Vogt of Springfield. He died April 3 of age-related causes at age 89. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, April 6, at Major Family Funeral Home in Springfield.

He was born Aug. 14, 1918, in Nance County, Nebraska to Oliver and Anna Rolf Vogt. He married Marguerite Williams on March 23, 1940, in Yuma, Ariz.

Vogt attended Palmer High School in Palmer, Neb. He served in the Navy in World War II. He worked as a welder for America Pipe Co., and worked as a commercial mower for Spears Tractor Service.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Ronald of Springfield and Kenneth of Kirkland, Wash.; a daughter, Julene Spear of Springfield; a brother, Gerald of Penn Valley, Calif.; nine grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Private burial will be in Camp Creek Cemetery.

News obituaries are a free service of The Register-Guard. 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 (phone) 485-1234, Ext. 5534, or (fax) 683-7631. If you want to purchase advertising space for a more detailed obituary, call 683-7612.
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Date:Apr 6, 2008
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