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Eugene Robbins

A private service will be held for Eugene F. Robbins of Eugene, who died Aug. 22 of age-related causes. He was 79.

He was born March 19, 1925, in Boyds, Wash., to Charles Robbins and Mabel Carlson Robbins. He attended Western Washington University in Bellingham and served in the Army during World War II. He married Dorothy Prather in Bellingham on April 3, 1949.

A Eugene resident for more than 40 years, Robbins was a music teacher in the Eugene School District. He enjoyed being with his family, playing and listening to music, chatting and playing pool with his buddies at American Legion Post No. 83, watching documentaries and reading about airplanes and war. He was a professional musician who played the trombone and bass violin.

Survivors include his wife; three sons, Charles Robbins and Daniel Robbins, both of Eugene, and Richard Robbins of Stockton, Calif.; three daughters, Deborah Miller and Diane Lee, both of Eugene, and Dondi Robbins of Laguna Niguel, Calif.; a brother, Peter Robbins of Blaine, Wash.; a sister, Myrtle Evans of Bellingham; 15 grandchildren; and seven great- grandchildren.

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

Corwin Bowen

CRESWELL - Corwin "Buster" F. Bowen III of Creswell died July 30 of a lung disease. He was 57.

Bowen was born July 22, 1947, in Porterville, Calif., to Corwin Jr. and Geri Belcher Bowen. He married Charline LeBeau on Jan. 28, 1999.

Bowen served in the Army and was a light weapons expert in Vietnam. He was a master carpenter and cabinetmaker who had lived in Creswell for 15 years.

He loved riding his motorcycle and long walks with his wife.

Survivors include his wife; three sons, Corwin IV and Brian, both of Cottage Grove, and Shawn of Springfield; four brothers, Chris, Tim, Mark and Rockey, all of California; four sisters, Cheryl Fountain and Mickey Salinas of California, Tirina Dickerson of Oregon, and Susan Taylor of Nevada; and five grandchildren. A son, Robert, died previously.

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

Irma Cornelius

A memorial service will be held Aug. 28 for Irma Jewel Cornelius of Eugene, who died Aug. 20 of age-related causes. She was 101.

Cornelius was born Oct. 28, 1902, in Deadwood, S.D., to Orson and Ethel DeFord Stillman. She married Ray Cornelius in Eugene in 1938. He died Aug. 13, 1988.

She belonged to First Congregational Church in Eugene. She was a life member and past matron of the Blue River chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, and belonged to the Lane Historical Society.

Survivors include a daughter, Mary Wagner of Eugene; a son, Gordon Card; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grand-children; and three great-great- grandchildren.

Saturday's service will be at 11 a.m. at Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene. Inurnment will be at Rest-Haven Memorial Park in Eugene. Memorial contributions may be made to the Eastern Star Award for Religious Leadership or the Lane Historical Society.

Bev Halter

A memorial service will be held Aug. 27 for Bev Halter of Eugene, who died Aug. 23 of cancer. She was 74.

Halter was born Jan. 28, 1930, in Lincoln, Neb., to Phil and True Colbert. She attended the University of Nebraska, where she earned a degree in fine arts. She married Jack Halter in Sacramento on Oct. 2, 1956. He died on Dec. 7, 1993.

She was a homemaker who enjoyed needlepoint, hiking and cross-country skiing. She was a member of Tri-Delta Sorority, Oregon Horsemen's Association and Eugene Hunt Club.

She enjoyed spending the last nine summers as a volunteer in Rocky Mountain National Park.

Survivors include two daughters, Nancy Halter of Eugene and Jackie Hale of Portland; a sister, Phyllis Hunley of Denver; and two grandchildren.

Friday's service will be at 2 p.m. at Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene. Memorial contributions may be made to Rocky Mountain National Park Associates, Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, CO 80517.

David Coughran

JUNCTION CITY - A celebration of life will be held Sept. 12 for David Dewayne Coughran of Junction City, who died Aug. 19 of liver failure. He was 41.

Coughran was born July 10, 1963, in Lebanon to George and Sada Lewis Jones Coughran. He had a relationship of 10 years with domestic partner Thom Hudgens.

He previously lived in Lebanon and Norman, Ark., and received his education at the Lebanon Academy.

He was an antique dealer who loved to shop, fish and frequent garage sales. He was a member of the Hallmark Collector's Club. He especially enjoyed being with family and friends.

Survivors include his domestic partner; six sisters, Virginia Peaslee and Betty Reeves, both of Albany, JoAnn Cozby of Norman, Ark., Elizabeth Jayne Vandermeid and Joyce Milligan, both of Mount Ida, Ark., and Sherry Cray of Pencil Bluff, Ark.; and three brothers, George of Klamath Falls, Anthony of Lebanon and Roger of Mount Ida, Ark.

The Sept. 12 celebration will be held at 2 p.m. at 28295 Meadowview Road in Junction City. England's Eugene Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Evelyn Boysen

JUNCTION CITY - Evelyn Joann Boysen of Junction City died Aug. 21 of cancer. She was 42.

Boysen was born May 3, 1962, in Molalla to Wallace and Gloria Whiting Derby.

She graduated from Triangle Lake High School in 1980. She married Paul Boysen in Eugene on Jan. 10, 1984.

She worked as a recreational vehicle detailer at Guaranty Chevrolet for seven years.

Her interests included reading, sewing, cooking and caring for her children.

Survivors include her husband; her parents of Blachly; a daughter, Michele of Junction City; a son, Daniel of Junction City; a brother, Russell Derby of Blachly; and two sisters, Carolyn Derby of Blachly and Marilyn Esgate of Springfield.

No service is planned. Murphy-Musgrove Family Mortuary of Junction City is in charge of arrangements.

Willam Chandler

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Aug. 27 for William F. Chandler Sr. of Eugene, who died Aug. 23 of age-related causes. He was 86.

Chandler was born on Feb. 22, 1918, in the Bronx, New York City, to Fred and Mary Grein Chandler.

He attended schools in the Bronx and was an insurance salesman for John Hancock Life Insurance Co. for 35 years.

He married Sally Jones in Yonkers, N.Y., on July 19, 1937. She died on Nov. 3, 1995.

He lived in this area since moving from Yonkers in 1979. He enjoyed camping, sailing, golf, singing and cross-country skiing. He was a fourth-degree member of the Knights of Columbus, a Carmelite brother and Eucharistic minister and lector at St. Mary's Catholic Church.

Survivors include five sons, William F. Jr. of Lakewood, N.Y., Dennis of Solomons, Md., Gerard of Noonan, Ga., Robert of Spokane, and Kevin of Eugene; 15 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

Friday's service will be at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church. A recitation of the rosary will be at 4 p.m. on Thursday. Burial will be at Rest-Haven Memorial Park. Poole-Larsen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Greenhill Humane Society or St. Mary's Catholic Church.

Malcolm Johnston

Malcolm "Mickey" Johnston of Ophir, formerly of Eugene and Florence, died Aug. 17 of heart disease. He was 72.

Johnston was born Feb. 12, 1932, in St. Helens, to Myron and Dorothy Beall Johnston. He married Claire Jacqueline Dame in Holyoke, Mass., on Feb. 7, 1952. She died previously.

Johnston served in the Air Force during the Korean War. He had a career as an industrial electrician and was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.

He met his wife while stationed in Massachusetts, and they settled in Eugene after driving across the country. After 30 years as an electrician, he and his wife moved to Alaska and operated an airport limousine service. He later retired to Florence.

He especially enjoyed the coast, fishing, his children and grandchildren. He treasured his dogs, Lucy and Goldie.

Survivors include two daughters, Denise Courtright of Springfield and Karen Hoy of Escondito, Calif.; a son, Mike of Veneta; a sister Patricia Case of Ophir; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at a later date where his ashes will be scattered at sea off Florence by the U.S. Coast Guard.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Lung Association.

Fred Hunt

Fred Leroy Hunt, a 55-year resident of Wilmington, Del., who spent the past eight months in Eugene, died of cancer Aug. 21. He was 92.

Hunt was born Feb. 12, 1912, in Baker to Roy and Adelle McMurren Hunt. He married Elizabeth Ann Heacock in Keating on April 29, 1944. She died in 1989.

He graduated from Oregon State University in 1937 with a master's degree in engineering. Afterward, he joined the DuPont Co.

During World War II, Hunt was a supervising engineer for the construction of the B Reactor at the Hanford nuclear reservation near Richland, Wash.

After the war, he returned to Wilmington and DuPont until he retired in 1974. He came to Eugene earlier this year to stay with his son while receiving medical treatment.

He enjoyed music, dancing and golf, and he was involved in bringing organized youth baseball to areas not served by established leagues. Teams and leagues he helped organize in 1956 still exist today.

Survivors include two sons, James Hunt of Eugene and William Hunt of Tucson; and a grandson.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

No service is planned. Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

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Date:Aug 26, 2004
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