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Elizabeth Mast

REEDSPORT - The funeral will be Nov. 11 for Elizabeth Jane Mast of Reedsport, who died Nov. 6 of age-related causes. She was 83.

She was born March 31, 1920, in Winlock, Wash., to Harold and Nelle Eriksen Varney. She was valedictorian of her graduating class in Coquille in 1937. She married Reuben Harrison "Jack" Mast in Corvallis on Sept. 18, 1937.

She lived in Eugene until 1956, when the family settled at the Sulphur Springs Ranch. She was a homemaker who was also active in church and community affairs.

Mast received her 50-year Eastern Star pin in March. She was PTA president at Jewett School in Gardiner, and she was an avid University of Oregon football fan.

She was a member of the Christian Women's Club and helped establish church programs in the Smith River community.

She played the piano at church services, taught Sunday school and directed Vacation Bible School.

Survivors include her husband; seven daughters, Pat Carlson of Portland, Diane Kaufmann of Coos Bay, Cheryl Fortuna and Sandi Thornbrugh, both of Eugene, Linda Allen of Cottage Grove, Judy Karcher of Vancouver, Wash., and Debi Lee of Bandon; four sons, James of Yoncalla, Harold and Mike, both of Reedsport, and David of Elkton; 41 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren. A son, Kenneth, and a brother, Dale Varney, died previously.

Visitation is today, Nov. 10, from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Dunes Memorial Chapel in Reedsport. Tuesday's funeral will be at 10 a.m., also at the funeral home. Private vault interment will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Coquille Masonic Cemetery. Amling/Schroeder Funeral Services, Coquille Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Missionary Fellowship.

Ryan Gabert

SPRINGFIELD - The funeral will be Nov. 11 for Ryan Elias Gabert of Springfield, who died Nov. 6 of Di George syndrome. He was 3 months old.

He was born July 20, 2003, in Springfield to Kristan Gabert and Julio Contreras Sanchez. He will be remembered for his angelic smile and how he touched those who knew him.

Survivors include his parents; his grandparents, Jim Harris and Linda Gabert and Fausto and Victoria Contreras Sanchez; and a great-grandmother, Marlene Gabert.

Visitation is today, Nov. 10, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Major Family Funeral Home in Springfield. Tuesday's funeral will be at 11 a.m., also at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Ronald McDonald House in Portland.

Sylvia Schuitt

A celebration of life will be held today, Nov. 10, for Sylvia Lynn Schuitt of Eugene, who died Nov. 7 at age 68. The family chose not to list the cause of death.

She was born Oct. 13, 1935, in Wausau, Wis., to Karl and Dorothy Hill Rudell. She married Homer Austin Schuitt in Orange County, Calif., on March 9, 1956.

She moved as a teenager with her family to California, where she met her husband and started a family.

She lived in several countries in Europe and North Africa while her husband was in the military.

Schuitt worked as a property manager for several years until she retired in 2001.

She enjoyed traveling and studying foreign cultures, and she especially enjoyed being with family.

Survivors include her husband; three daughters, Sylvia Lynn Groslong, Stephanie Ann Weinstein and Giacomina Marie Logue, all of Eugene; a sister, Margaret Lydon of Santa Barbara, Calif.; and two grandchildren.

Today's service will be at 11 a.m. at Nativity Ukrainian Catholic Church, 704 Aspen St., Springfield. Musgrove Family Mortuary of Eugene is in charge of arrangements.


A memorial gathering for Lucille Jane Skeie Hamaker of Eugene will be held today at 10 a.m. at Cascade Manor in Eugene.

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Date:Nov 10, 2003
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