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Peggy Burgess

A memorial service will be held Sunday for Peggy Arlene Burgess of Eugene, who died June 5 of an aneurism. She was 70.

She was born March 3, 1934, in Douglas, Wyo., to Harvey and Pearl Copenhaver Allen. She moved to Eugene with her family in 1948. She married Walter Burgess in Eugene on Dec. 27, 1953.

She graduated from Eugene High School in 1948 and from Western Oregon College in Monmouth in 1954. She later earned a master's degree and master's plus 45 from the University of Oregon. She taught kindergarten through grade 4 in the Eugene School District, retiring in 1990.

She enjoyed sewing, quilting, the arts, bridge, travel, her friends, her home and her garden, but above all being with her family. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, the PEO Sisterhood and the Pioneer Quilters, and was a past member of Delta Kappa Gamma International. She was past president of the Junior League of Eugene and a past member of the International Reading Association. She was a volunteer at Malabon Elementary School for the past four years, and was a 4-H member and judge for many years.

Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Nancy Anderson of Eugene; two sons, Brent of Eugene and Stuart of Grants Pass; a sister, Dorothy Gleason of Eugene; a brother, Harvey Allen of Richmond, Va.; and four grandchildren.

Sunday's memorial will begin at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, Eugene. A private inurnment will be held at the church's Rocky Memorial Garden.

Memorial contributions can be to the PEO Marguerite Scholarship, Comforts for Kids or the Malabon Elementary School Library Fund and First United Methodist Church's childrens program.

Donald Thienes Jr.

A memorial service will be held June 12 for Donald D. Thienes, Jr., a lifelong Eugene resident who died June 6 of a brain tumor. He was 50.

He was born Feb. 14, 1954, in Eugene to Donald and Diana Ray Thienes. He attended Prairie Bible Institute and owned and operated Eldorado Logging Co.

He played banjo, hunted, flew airplanes and dabbled in real estate and stocks. He enjoyed games, entertaining and teaching children and families. He was a member of Associated Oregon Loggers and dedicated years as a worship leader, elder and youth pastor at McKenzie Baptist Church in Leaburg.

Survivors include his wife, Catherine, of Walterville; sons Seth of Colorado and Elisha and David of Walterville; daughters Ashley and Jessica of Walterville; brother Ronald of Walterville; and sister Jennifer Sue Engel of Spokane.

Saturday's service will be at 1 p.m. at Twin River Baptist Church in Springfield. Private burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Leaburg. Friends and family will gather afterward at the home of Ron and Shannon Thienes, 87830 Upland St., Walterville.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Sacred Heart Medical Center in Eugene or Young Life in care of Ron Sauer of Eugene.

England's Eugene Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Myrtle Newby

The memorial service will be held June 11 for Myrtle Brammer Newby of Eugene, who died June 6 of age-related causes. She was 88.

She was born Sept. 10, 1915, in Rhome, Texas, to Jeff and Lucy Brammer. She married Louis Mason in 1932. He died in 1940. She married Art Newby on Nov. 2, 1944.

She picked cotton as a small child and through her teens. She was pastor of the Assembly of God Church in Stanton, Texas, from 1946 to 1948. She moved to Colorado in 1949, then to Eugene in 1954.

Newby worked for many Eugene families, caring for their homes and children. She was a member of Willamette Christian Center and enjoyed sewing, cooking, canning produce and art.

Survivors include her husband; a sister, Lucille Tompkins of Massachusetts; one granddaughter and one great granddaughter. Two sons, Donal Mason Robert Mason, died previously.

Friday's service will be at 11 a.m. at Willamette Christian Center in Eugene. Burial will follow at Lane Memorial Gardens in Eugene. England's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Wilferd Rosenow

The funeral will be held June 11 for Wilferd A. Rosenow of Eugene, who died June 4 at the age of 80. The family chose not to list the cause of death.

He was born Nov. 10, 1923, in Ellensburg, S.D., to Frank and Amelia Erdman Rosenow. He married Barbara Green in Des Moines, Iowa, on Aug. 12, 1948.

He had lived in Hettinger, S.D.; Seattle, Hillsboro and Spokane; Brazil; Schulthorpe, United Kingdom; Montgomery, Ala.; Albuquerque, N.M.; and Hampton, Va. He had lived in Eugene since 1971.

He graduated from Highline High School in Seattle, received a bachelor of science degree in geology at the University of Oregon in 1950 and obtained math and science teaching certification at the College of William and Mary in 1969.

During World War II, he served in the military, flying B-17 bombers from Brazil to Africa. During the Korean War, he was a nuclear weapons and physics officer and was director of Nuclear Safety Tactical Air Command. He retired in 1970.

He also taught middle school math and science in Hampton, Va., and was a real estate agent in Eugene.

He was a member of the Eugene Elks Club, a past president of the local and state chapters of the Retired Officers Association of America and treasurer of the Oregon Council of Federally Related Organizations.

He was an avid reader and history buff who enjoyed golf, poker, bridge, and coffee and discussions with friends at Starbucks.

Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Denise Wilson of Hood River, Marcia Cook of Eugene and Lisa Rosenow of Seattle; a brother, Delwyn Leroy Rosenow of Hettinger; a sister, Ella Klovdahl of Chehalis, Wash.; and three grand- children.

Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday at the Chapel of Memories Funeral Home. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Emmaus Lutheran Church, with memorial reception following. Burial will be at the Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Eugene Elks hearing and sight fund. Chapel of Memories Funderal Home, Eugene, in charge of arrangements.

Donald Brand

Donald E. Brand, a longtime Eugene resident and journalist, died May 29 of heart failure. He was 74.

The family will hold a private memorial service.

Brand was born Feb. 24, 1930, in Stamford, Conn., to Donald and Elizabeth Fisk Brand. He lived in West Virginia and Florida, attended the University of Florida journalism school and served in the Air Force from 1949 to 1953.

Brand moved to Oregon in the 1950s and to Eugene in 1966. He worked as a reporter and editor for The Register-Guard from 1967 to 1991. He was the first editor of the newspaper's weekly television guide.

Brand enjoyed sports, music and computers, and spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by three sons, John of Anaheim Hills, Calif., Patrick of Springfield and Bill of Eugene; three sisters, Betty Dore of Knoxville, Tenn., Jean Hamilton of Clearwater, Fla., and Susan Scott of Belleair, Fla.; and seven grandchildren. A son, Robert, died in 1972.

Musgrove Family Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Jerry Pruett

A celebration of life will be held June 12 for Jerry L. Pruett of Eugene, who died May 23 at the age of 63. His family chose not to list the cause of death.

He was born Feb. 10, 1941, in Bernie, Mo., to Cecil and Gertie Pruett. He graduated from Bandon High School in 1959. He was in the Navy from 1959 to 1963, serving on the USS Bon Homme Richard. He was a member of the Coos County sheriff's reserves and worked as a Bandon police patrol officer.

He lived in the Eugene area for 28 years. He was a lineman with Lane Electric Coop and a purchasing agent, and retired from the utility after 23 years.

An Oregon State University Beaver fan, Pruett loved socializing with his friends at Oregon Ducks games. He also liked to show his car at cruise-ins, where he won several trophies.

He is survived by his life partner of 4 1/2 years, Patty Downen; his sister, Sharon Bemetz, of Bandon; and one grandchild.

Saturday's celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Eugene. Musgrove Family Mortuary, Eugene, is in charge of arrangements.

Ellen McMindes Scott

REEDSPORT - A memorial service will be held June 12 for Ellen McMindes Scott of Reedsport, who died of age-related causes on June 9. She was 82.

She was born April 19, 1922, in Astoria to Elvin and Laura Jackson McMindes. She was married twice, to husbands Willard Johnston and Glenn Scott. Both are now deceased. She was the owner of Reedsport Travel, retiring in 1987. Her interests included bridge, gardening and cross-stitch.

She was a longtime member of Soroptimist and the Order of Eastern Star, and she was a director with the Reedsport Chamber of Commerce.

Survivors include a son, Thomas Ray Andersen of Santa Cruz, Calif.; two daughters, Laura Ellen Glynn of Boston and Janet Ray Andreasen, of Capitola, Calif.; and a sister, Margaret Knerr of Grover Beach, Calif.; and five grand- children.

The memorial will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at United Presbyterian Church in Reedsport. Contributions can be made to the Reedsport High School Music Department at 2260 Longwood Drive, Reedsport, OR, 97467. Murphy-musgrove Funeral Home, Junction City, in charge of arrangements.

Harry Hocking

A memorial service will be held June 12 for Harry T. "Hoke" Hocking of Eugene, who died June 5 of a heart attack. He was 53.

He was born July 11, 1950, in Martins Ferry, Ohio, to Harry and Catherine Williams Hocking. He lived in St. Clairsville, Ohio, before moving to Eugene, where he lived for 25 years.

An Eagle Scout, he started his career at Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Co. and worked for 25 years at Pacific Corrugated Pipe. He enjoyed golf and University of Oregon football. He was a member of the McKenzie River Golf Men's Club.

Survivors include a son, Trevor of Eugene; a daughter, Alison Hocking Polenz of Seattle; and two brothers, Doug of St. Clairsville, and Nelson of Wheeling, W.Va.

Saturday's memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. at McKenzie River Golf Course, Springfield. Contributions can be made to the McKenzie River Golf Course Men's Club, Springfield, OR 97478. Musgrove Family Mortuary, Eugene, is in charge of arrangements.

Crystal Houser

A celebration of life will be June 13 for Crystal Houser of Eugene, who died May 22 of complications from an organ transplant. She was 21.

Houser was born Aug. 4, 1982, in Roseburg to Hope and Mike Anderson. She graduated from Sheldon High School in 2000, where she received a variety of academic awards, including the Presidential Award for Excellence.

She enjoyed boating, the beach, writing poetry and collecting crystals and frogs.

She was a member of Norkenzie Christian Church.

She is survived by her parents a brother, Dalton Anderson, and a sister, Jasmine Houser, all of Eugene.

Sunday's celebration will be at 2 p.m. at Norkenzie Christian Church in Eugene. Jones Funeral Home, Palo Alto, Calif., in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Crystal Foundation at any Key Bank.

Lisa Trentman

A celebration of life will be held June 12 for Lisa Trentman, formerly of Eugene, who died June 1 in Apple Valley, Minn., of Lou Gehrig's disease. She was 42.

She was born Dec. 9, 1961, in Eugene, to Richard and Linda Roberts Seals. She married Randy McReynolds in 1986, and remarried in 1996 in Eugene to Jeffrey Trentman.

She served in the Army from 1983 to 1986, and received her teaching degree in 2003. Her interests included her family, the Oregon Coast and the mountains.

Survivors include her husband; her parents, Richard and Linda Seals of LaPine; her son, R. Matthew McReynolds of Eugene; her daughter, Linda McReynolds of Lapine; her stepson and stepdaughter, Jake and Britany Trentman of Kansas City, Kan.; two brothers, Rod Seals of Eugene and Mark Seals of Medford; and three sisters, Kathy Neuberger and Becci Bogart of Eugene, and Debbie Hunsaker of California.

Saturday's celebration of life will be held from noon to 3 p.m. at the North Park Community Church fellowship hall, Eugene.

Memorial contributions may be made to the ALS Association, 27001 Agoura Road, Suite 150, Calabasas Hills, CA 91301-1504, or to the ALS Division of the Muscular Dystrophy Association, P.O. Box 78960, Phoenix, AZ 85062-8960. Henry W. Anderson Mortuary, Apple Valley, Minn., is in charge of arrangements.

Pete Raiteri

The funeral was June 4 for Pete William "Bubba" Raiteri of Eugene, who died May 28 of pneumonia. He was 38.

Raiteri was born March 1, 1966, in Memphis, Tenn., to Louanna Fitts. He grew up in Gulfport and Biloxi, Miss. He graduated from D'Iberville High School in Biloxi, then attended the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg until 1987, when he sustained a spinal cord injury.

Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Jerry Fitts, of Pontotoc, Miss.; two sisters, Patti Raiteri of Pensacola, Fla., and Robin Raiteri of Silver Hill, Ala.; a brother, Larry Raiteri of Chicago; and a grandfather, Frank Raiteri of Memphis.

His father, Pete Raiteri, died previously.

The funeral took place in Panjim, Goa, India. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church Benevolence Fund, 31 Washington St., Pontotoc, MS 38863. The Pontotoc Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

August Coco

A memorial Mass will be held today, June 10, for August "Gus" Coco of Eugene, who died of causes related to age on June 4. He was 89.

He was born Dec. 30, 1914, in Rochester N.Y., one of 16 children born to Salvatore and Josephine Lanza Coco. He married Monica Walker on July 20, 1941, in Tarrytown, N.Y. She died Dec. 18, 1994.

He lived in Rochester until moving to Portland in 1941. He moved to Eugene in 1999. He served in the U.S. Army from 1941 to 1945 and was a prisoner of war in Germany for 18 months. He drove a moving van for Albina Transfer for 30 years. He enjoyed word puzzles, fixing radios and nature walks. He was a member of the Gateway Elks Lodge in Portland.

Survivors include two daughters, Carol Coco Smith of Eugene and Monica Anderson Moore of Portland; a son, Jerry Coco of Portland; a brother, Sam Coco of Rochester; a sister, Mary Coco Tribotte of Cape Coral, Fla.; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Today's Mass will be held at 1:30 p.m. at St. Jude Catholic Church in Eugene. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Portland. Musgrove Family Mortuary, Eugene, in charge of arrangements.

Travis Williams

Services have been held for Travis Lee Williams of Eugene, who died June 2 of undetermined causes pending an autopsy. He was 34.

He was born April 4, 1970, in Springfield to Robert and Elsie Armstrong Williams. He lived his entire life in the area and attended Springfield High School. He married Sherrie Armstrong in Springfield on Feb. 9, 1990.

Williams received a medical discharge from military service. He worked for Bi-Mart and for Clog Busters Drain Service.

His interests included "Star Trek," movies and Playstation 2.

Survivors include his wife, his parents, and a daughter, Renee, all of Springfield.

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

Verona Lumsden

The funeral will be held June 10 for Verona Adele "Vernie" Lumsden of Eugene, who died June 4 of age-related causes. She was 80.

Lumsden was born Sept. 2, 1923, in Augusta, Mont., to Andrew and Katherine Brutosky. She married Evan Wiley Lumsden in Stevenson, Wash., on May 17, 1952.

She lived in Augusta, Mont., and Portland before settling in this area in 2003.

She graduated from Fairfield High School in Fairfield, Mont. She worked in the Kaiser Vancouver shipyards during World War II. She also worked at Fred Meyer and as a keypunch operator for the Bonneville Power Administration. She also was a homemaker.

She was a member of the Willamette Valley Country Club and the Milwaukie Elks Club. She won numerous golf awards. She enjoyed golf, crossword puzzles, card games and bowling.

Survivors include her husband; two sons, Greg and Brett, both of Eugene; a stepson, Nick Lumsden of Sun City West. Ariz.; a brother, Andrew Brutosky of Choteau, Mont.; four sisters, Esther Bauer of Missoula, Mont., Kay Larsen of Springfield, and Bertha Anderson and Rosalie Slanger, both of Choteau, Mont; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Thursday's service will be held at 11 a.m. at Sunnyside Little Chapel of the Chimes in Portland. Burial will follow at Gethsemani Cemetery in Portland. Musgrove Family Mortuary, Eugene, is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.


George William Cape of Eugene died June 5. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Wilbur Methodist Church in Wilbur.

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