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Lillian Lowman

ELMIRA - The funeral will be Sept. 13 for Lillian Anne Lowman of Elmira, who died Sept. 8 of age-related causes. She was 94.

Lowman was born May 20, 1910, in Eugene, to Augustus and Alice Lewis Kau. She married Mervin Lowman on April 12, 1934, in Vancouver, Wash.

She graduated in 1929 from Elmira High School. A homemaker, she enjoyed crocheting, crossword puzzles, family gatherings, reading and travel. She belonged to the Noti Church of Christ.

She is survived by a sister, Wilma Stoddard of Elmira. Her husband and a son, Leslie, died previously.

Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Monday at Lane Memorial Funeral Home in Eugene. Monday's service will be held at noon at the funeral home, with burial in Lane Memorial Gardens in Eugene. Chapel of Memories Funeral Home in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Noti Church of Christ.

Eleanor Horn

Eleanor Horn of Eugene died Sept. 8 of pulmonary fibrosis. She was 91.

She was born Sept. 11, 1912, in St. James, Minn., to Roy and Myrtle McClintic Adams. Her family moved to Ohio and then, 82 years ago, to Eugene.

She graduated from Eugene High School and married Floyd Horn in Eugene on May 18, 1930. Her husband died on Dec. 26, 1992.

Horn worked as a legal secretary and then was co-owner with her husband of a wedding consultation business. She served for 18 years as a volunteer at Sacred Heart Hospital.

She was involved with the Toastmistresses Club and was a member of the League of Women Voters and various camper clubs. She traveled to countries around the world, and also enjoyed golf, bridge, knitting, gardening, reading about history and playing games with her grandchildren.

Survivors include her daughter, Pam Wallis of Eugene; and three grandchildren. A son, Gary Horn, and a daughter, Chris Horn-Nelson, died previously.

Private inurnment is planned at Lane Memorial Gardens. England's Eugene Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Sacred Heart or to the American Heart Association.

Anita Kiger

Anita B. Kiger of Eugene died Sept. 9 of age-related causes. She was 89.

She was born June 5, 1915, in Gold Beach to Walter and Pearl Miller Custer. She married Karl Kiger in Eugene in 1940.

She was a lifetime area resident, a homemaker who enjoyed canoeing, hiking and the outdoors and spending time at the Campbell Senior Center.

Survivors include a daughter, Jeanne Tone of Irvington, Ala., and a sister, Ruth Elliot of Vida; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. A granddaughter, Mary Catherine Tone, died in 1963.

Springfield Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Norman Rydell

Norman Rydell, a lifelong resident of the Drain and Elkton communities, died Sept. 8 of a heart attack. He was 82.

Rydell was born July 18, 1922, in Elkton to Chester and Mona Cheever Rydell. He married Claudine Buck in Drain on Sept. 21, 1947.

He graduated from Drain Union High School, worked as a logger and owned a ranch. He also worked for nine years as security and fire watch for Lone Rock Timber. He enjoyed flowers, reading, visiting and ballgames. He was past president of the Oregon Livestock Association and a past board member of the State Board of Forestry.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters: Anne Rust of Elkton and Beverly Manfredo of Ajijic, Mexico; and five grandchildren. A son, Robert, died in 1992.

No service is planned. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mildred Whipple Library, P.O. Box 128, Drain, OR 97435. Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel in Cottage Grove is in charge of arrangements.

James Walsh

A celebration of life will be held Sept. 25 for James Cordon Walsh, who died Sept. 4 of respiratory failure from lung disease. He was 82.

Walsh was born Oct. 18, 1921, in Portland, to James Emory and Nora Cordon Walsh. He graduated from Roseburg High School in 1939 and enrolled at the University of Oregon, where he began working his way through school as a lab technician at Eugene Hospital.

His studies were interrupted while he served as a Navy hospital corpsman during World War II. He was stationed for a time at Samarai Island, Papua New Guinea, with a flying boat squadron, and participated in the Central Pacific campaign. He was with the first occupation forces to enter Japan at the end of the war.

He graduated from the UO, where he was a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity. After college he worked in the radio industry and was involved in the creation of several radio stations. He met Janet Kelsey at KUGN, and they married in 1956. They later divorced. He then married Patricia Robertson, who died shortly afterward.

He was an independent insurance agent and a partner in the Wintler-Walsh Insurance Agency for 40 years. He then became general manager of the Quarter Century Wireless Association, a nationwide group of ham radio enthusiasts. He held that position for 12 years until shortly before his death.

He was a life member of the National Rifle Association and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He helped build the Veterans Memorial Building in Eugene and served on the local draft board during the Vietnam War. He was active in the Red Cross, Boy Scouts, Valley Radio Club and the Willamette Valley Arms Collector's Association.

He enjoyed woodworking, electronics, photography and computers. In 1999, he fulfilled a 50-year wish to return to Papua New Guinea.

Survivors include two sons, James and Warren, and a daughter, Anne, all of Eugene; and two grandchildren.

A celebration of life and gathering of friends will be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Veterans Memorial Building, 1626 Willamette St. Memorial contributions may be made to the Veterans Memorial Association.

Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene is in charge of cremation.

Dorothy Larkins

Dorothy M. Larkins of Eugene died Sept. 5 of emphysema. She was 66.

Larkins was born March 22, 1938, in Eugene, to Chester and Viola Golden Padden. She married Douglas Larkins on Oct. 18, 1958, in Reno, Nev.

She graduated from Oakridge High School and took many courses in real estate. She worked in real estate and as a paralegal secretary. She was named Realtor of the Year in 1977.

She enjoyed bowling, flower gardening, her family and her dogs. She belonged to First Christian Church and the Eugene Women's Bowling Association.

Survivors include her husband; her mother of Eugene; three sons, Tim and Randy, both of Eugene, and Greg of Salem; a sister, Linda Nelson of Eugene; and one grandchild.

No service is planned. Andreason's Cremation and Burial Service is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Lung Association.

John O'Callaghan

The graveside funeral will be Sept. 13 for John T. O'Callaghan of Eugene, who died Sept. 10 of age-related causes. He was 81.

O'Callaghan was born April 6, 1923, in Portland, to John and Evelyn O'Callaghan. He married Annabelle Leigh, who died in 1984. He married Joanne Sanderson on Sept. 20, 1985, in Eugene.

He served in the Army Air Corps in the Aleutian Islands during World War II, attaining the rank of staff sergeant. He lived in Lakeview before moving to Eugene in 1958. He was a mechanic for Giustina Brothers for more than 30 years.

He enjoyed aerobatic flying and flying his Taylorcraft. He belonged to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, Oregon Pilots Association and the Eugene Eagles Lodge.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Tommy and Ronald, both of Eugene; four stepsons, Bert Sanderson of Springfield, William Andrews of Douglas City, Calif., Gerald Sanderson of Port Angeles, Wash., and Henry Sanderson of Yakima, Wash.; two stepdaughters, Debra Stifel of Springfield and Sandy Moore of Crow; 15 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Monday's service will be at 11 a.m. in Oak Hill Cemetery. Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to PeaceHealth Hospice or the American Cancer Society.

Robert Zabriskie

SPRINGFIELD - The funeral will be Sept. 14 for Robert Allan Zabriskie of Springfield, who died Sept. 8 of age-related causes. He was 85.

Zabriskie was born Aug. 17, 1919, in Gardiner, to Zeno and Edith Smith Zabriskie. He married Helen Maydole on Dec. 17, 1949, in Springfield.

He served in the Army during World War II. He worked for Rosboro Lumber Co. He loved sports and enjoyed talking, long walks, fishing, reading and singing. He also liked spending time with his family.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Peter of Springfield; a daughter, Mary Rose Carpenter of Eugene; a brother, Ronald of Albany; a sister, Anna Mae Ferry of Coos Bay; and two grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday at Buell Funeral Chapel in Springfield. Tuesday's funeral will be at 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

Francis "Frank" Eaton

The graveside service has been held for Francis M. "Frank" Eaton of Tigard, formerly of Eugene, who died Sept. 5 of age-related causes. He was 85.

Eaton was born March 3, 1919, in Springfield to Clayton and Mary McDowell Eaton. He married Evelyn Bauer in Eugene on May 20, 1950. She died June 24, 1989.

He attended the University of Oregon for three years and served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II in the Pacific Theater. He was a senior vice president in charge of the Pacific Northwest office of Roy McDonald Associates. He was a licensed pilot who also enjoyed golf, recreational vehicle and international travel and camping.

Survivors include two sons, Craig of Seattle and Mark of Portland; and a sister, Mildred Sweet of Springfield.

Burial was at Fir Lawn Memorial Park in Tigard. Fir Lawn Mortuary was in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

Virgil Christensen

A memorial service will be held Sept. 12 for former Eugene resident Virgil William Christensen of Hubbard, who died of liver and kidney failure on Sept. 3. He was 52.

Christensen was born Sept. 7, 1951 in Eugene, to Virgil and Jenny Gould Christensen.

Survivors include a sister, Colleen Scott of Canby, and a brother, Glenn Christensen of Oklahoma City.

Sunday's service will be at 2 p.m. in Canby Christian Church. Springer and Son Aloha Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Pauline "Polly" Hudson

A private service is planned for Pauline "Polly" G. Hudson of Medford, formerly of Coos Bay and Eugene, who died Sept. 4 of cancer. She was 81.

Hudson was born May 13, 1923, in Astoria. She married Thomas Hudson Jr., in 1947, and he died in 1999.

A lifelong artist, she earned a bachelor's degree at the University of Oregon, then did graduate work at the Parsons School of Design in New York. She also studied in Italy and attended workshops held by artists including Daniel Greene, Morris Smith, Diana Willis and Barbara Neches.

During her life she completed more than 200 major pieces and hundreds of sketches and watercolors. She had three one-man shows and was an invited artist for juried exhibits in Portland, New York, Salem, Medford and several other West Coast cities.

Her paintings have hung in galleries in Oregon and California, including the Portland Art Museum. She preferred working in oils, encaustic, pastels and penline. She also worked in commercial graphics and was once asked to illustrate a breakthrough medical procedure published in medical technical journals.

Many of her paintings are the treasured possessions of friends and family members.

Survivors include a son, Tom of San Jose, Calif.; a daughter, Heidi Baer of Folsom, Calif.; a sister, Florence Tripp of Portland; and two granddaughters.

A private memorial service will be held in Medford in mid-October. Conger Morris Funeral Directors in Medford is in charge of arrangements.

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Date:Sep 11, 2004
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