The funeral will be Sept. 27 for Clarence "Hap" Higgins of Eugene who died Sept. 22 of age-related causes. He was 85.
Higgins was born Jan. 8, 1919, in Cavalier, N.D., to Robert and Julia Brown Higgins. He graduated from Sacred Heart Academy in 1935 and attended the University of Oregon. He married Margaret Moore on Jan. 23, 1946, in Eugene.
He served in World War II with the 41st Division in New Guinea. He worked for the U.S. Postal Service and worked part time at Sears during the 1960s.
His hobbies included carpentry and collecting stamps and coins. He enjoyed traveling to the Oregon Coast and spending time with his family, and was a University of Oregon Duck fan. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus.
Survivors include his wife; three sons, Mike and David of Eugene and Patrick of Portland; two daughters, Mary Jo Sellards of Gustavus, Alaska, and Sister Carol Higgins of Portland; a brother, Robert of Eugene; a sister, Pearl Dotson of Florence; and four grandchildren. One granddaughter, Christine Marie Higgins, died in 1977.
Visitation will be at 9 a.m. Monday at St. Mary Catholic Church in Eugene, followed by the funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Burial will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland. Andreason's Cremation & Burial Service in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Redeemer Catholic School in Portland.
Rose Mary Larson
The funeral will be Sept. 27 for Rose Mary Larson of Monmouth, formerly of Eugene, who died Sept. 22 of age-related causes. She was 83.
She was born July 10, 1921, in Victor, Mont., to Lawrence and Roberta McGrew Steale. She married Henry Larson on Nov. 3, 1944, in Colorado Springs, Colo. He died Feb. 13, 1981.
Larson had lived in Eugene for 63 years. She was a high school graduate and attended Lane Community College and the University of Oregon.
She served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II as an IBM keypunch operator and in airplane propeller repair.
She worked as a bookkeeper and a seamstress.
Her hobbies included collecting elephants.
She attended First Baptist Church in Dallas and Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Eugene. She was a volunteer for the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Eugene.
Survivors include one daughter, Sherry Stutts of Chiloquin; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at West Lawn Memorial Park & Funeral Home in Eugene. Monday's service will be at 10 a.m. at the funeral home, followed by burial at West Lawn Memorial Park.
Thomas Trees Sr.
REEDSPORT - The funeral will be Sept. 28 for Thomas S. Trees Sr. of Reedsport who died Sept. 22 of age-related causes. He was 88.
Trees was born Nov. 30, 1915, in Gooding, Idaho, to Stanley and Harriet Christiansen Trees. He married Evelyn Leach in 1966 in Reno, Nev. She died in 2000.
He served as a merchant seaman during World War II. He worked as a body and fender man for Thompson Ford before opening his own shop, Tom's Auto Body.
He was a member of the Eagles Lodge in Reedsport and enjoyed bowling and many outdoor activities.
Survivors include four sons, Thomas Jr. of Lemoore, Calif., Richard of Alfalfa, James of Portland and Frank "Butch" of Los Angeles; three daughters, Janet Newman of North Bend, Paula Lovell of Los Angeles and June Miller of Bakersfield, Calif.; 26 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday at Dunes Memorial Chapel, Reedsport. Tuesday's service will be at 11 a.m. at Reedsport Masonic Cemetery in Reedsport.
A memorial service will be Sept. 28 for Robert Arthur "Bob" Hartman of Eugene who died Sept. 20 of age-related causes. He was 85.
Hartman was born Sept. 24, 1918, in Brighton, to Arthur and Hulda Strommer Hartman. He married Jeanette Clarke in 1942 in Corvallis. She died in 1981.
He served in the Army in World War II, including service in the Battle of the Bulge, and was awarded the bronze star. He graduated from Oregon State University in 1944. He moved to Eugene in 1946. He owned Claypool's Pharmacy on the University of Oregon campus and retired in 1976. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. He served on the Eugene City Council in the early 1950s. He belonged to a Masonic Lodge.
Survivors include three sons, Gary of Springfield, Roger of Roseburg and Ragnar of Billings, Mont.; a brother, Richard of Clackamas; two sisters, Jeanne Popovich and Grace Hannish, both of Corvallis; and two grandchildren. A grandchild, Travis Hartman, died in 1984.
Tuesday's service will be held at 1 p.m. in Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene.
FLORENCE - A memorial service will be held Oct. 2 for Teresa L. Rines of Florence who died Sept. 20 in a motor vehicle accident. She was 40.
She was born June 24, 1964, in North Bend, to M. Johnette Tilton and F. Earl Roane. She was a lifelong resident of Florence and attended Florence area schools.
She enjoyed spending time with her family and the outdoors.
Survivors include her husband, Eric, of Florence; her mother of Deadwood; her father of Florence; a daughter, Danyel Rines of Florence; and two brothers, Tony Roane of Amity and Scott Roane of Spokane, Wash.
The Oct. 2 service will be at 2 p.m. at her mother's home in Deadwood. Burns' Riverside Chapel/Florence Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
SPRINGFIELD - A memorial service will be held Sept. 27 for Barry Lee Hemings of Springfield who died Sept. 18. He was 41. The family chose not to list the cause of death.
Hemings was born Jan. 20, 1963, in Franklin, Ind., to Robert E. and Nancy Trisler Hemings. He married Susan Wetteland on Oct. 8, 1988, in Eugene. They later divorced.
He served in the Army. He worked in retail sales at the Shoe Carousel. He also had lived in Indianapolis. He enjoyed fishing, camping, golf and video games. He also enjoyed playing pool and collecting rocks.
Survivors include his mother, Nancy Trisler and his stepfather, Bob Jordan, both of Indianapolis; a life partner, Kim Cuellar; two sons, Cody of Vida and Joseph Cuellar of Springfield; a daughter, Kaylee of Vida; and two sisters, Shanna Hemings and Kelly Jordan, both of Indianapolis.
Monday's service will be at 2 p.m. in Major Family Funeral Home in Springfield.
A memorial service will be held Sept. 27 for Joyce Janet Nelson Sombs of Eugene who died Sept. 22 of age-related causes. She was 75.
Sombs was born Aug. 26, 1929, in Staples, Minn., to Howard and Irene Hanson Nelson. She married Norman Sombs on March 22, 1947, in Nashwauk, Minn.
She lived in Minnesota until 1972, then moved to Concord, Calif. She had lived in Eugene since 1986. She was a homemaker and nurse assistant. She enjoyed spending time with her family, sewing, gardening, writing poetry and bowling. She belonged to Our Redeemer Lutheran Church and the VFW. She had been a Girl Scouts troop leader.
Survivors include her husband; six daughters, Norma Schnoor, Judith Goldbrand-Dills, Cynthia Abono and Pamela Ward, all of Eugene, Constance Boyle of Federal Way, Wash., and Jacqueline Teigen of Fergus Falls, Minn.; a son, Thomas of Springfield; three brothers, Kermit Nelson of South Carolina, Terrance Nelson of California and Barry Nelson of Minnesota; a sister, Ardythe Wirtz of Minnesota; 15 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Monday's service will be at 11 a.m. in Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Eugene. A reception will follow, also at the church. Rest-Haven Memorial Park & Funeral Home in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Joyce Janet Nelson Sombs Memorial Fund at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church.
A memorial service will be held Sept. 28 for Edwin Michael Crutchfield of Eugene who died Sept. 23 of cancer. He was 57.
Crutchfield was born Sept. 5, 1947, in Sheridan, Ark., to Ernest and Ruby Mae Clark Crutch- field.
He married Linda Kay Nelson on Nov. 24, 1967, in Doty, Wash.
He attended Mansfield High School in Mansfield, Wash., and Northwest College in Kirkland, Wash. He was president of Home Styles Inc. and was the pastor of Family Community Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding his motorcycle and playing and singing worship music.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Chad of Eugene and Joel of Springfield; a daughter, Meleah Drago of Triangle Lake; two brothers, Cleo of Ohio and Carrol of California; two sisters, June McGrath of Washington and Barbra Williams of Oregon; and seven grandchildren.
Tuesday's service will be at 3 p.m. at The Lighthouse in Eugene.
Andreason's Cremation & Burial Service in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.
REEDSPORT - Margaret Middleton of Reedsport died Sept. 23 of age-related causes. She was 99.
She was born Aug. 21, 1905, in Hutchinson, Kan., to George and Anna Weigel VonLeonrod. A college graduate, she married Earl Middleton on Dec. 26, 1971, in Yreka, Calif.
She was a homemaker. She enjoyed gardening and playing violin. She worked annually at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland and attended Reedsport United Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Helen Loftus of Anderson, Calif., and Ann Hadley of Eugene; one granddaughter and one great- granddaughter.
A daughter, Sue Thorpe, and a grandson, Donnie Miller Jr., died previously.
No services are planned. Dunes Memorial Chapel in Reedsport is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be held Sept. 26 for Mary D. Miller of Eugene who died Sept. 23 of lung cancer. She was 74.
She was born Aug. 19, 1930, in Yonkers, N.Y., to John and Pelahia Durniak. She married John Johnson in Yonkers and they were married from 1951 to 1967. She married to Raynor "Butch" Miller in 1977. He died in 1994.
Survivors include two daughters, Ellen Johnson Silver of Mount Kisko, N.Y., and Doris Rinaldi of Eugene; a son, Russell Johnson of Newberg; a brother, Teddy Durniak of Vero Beach, Fla.; a sister, Joanna Archer of New Bern, N.C.; and three grandchildren.
Sunday's visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene. Inurnment will be in Hastings, N.Y., at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
A memorial service will be held Oct. 4 for Winona Anderson of Eugene who died Sept. 22 of age-related causes. She was 89.
She was born March 24, 1915, in Benson, Minn., to Albin and Tess Carlson. She married Kermit Anderson on Dec. 28, 1940, in Willmar, Minn. He died in 2001.
She lived in Minnesota until 1957, in Sioux Falls, S.D., until moving to Portland in 1967. She moved to Eugene in 2003.
She received a bachelor's degree in education from the University of Minnesota in 1935. She taught high school civics and history in Morris, Minn. She was a member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood and St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church. She was assistant treasurer for her church and enjoyed hosting parties, exploring Oregon, participating in heated political discussions, working out in the gym, reading and doing crossword puzzles. She was a volunteer leader of Girl Scouts and Jobs Daughters.
Survivors include one daughter, Janet Anderson of Eugene.
The Oct. 4 service will be at 2 p.m. at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church in Beaverton. Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church or P.E.O. Sisterhood.
News obituaries are a free service of The Register-Guard and are printed as space allows. The News Department will accept information on its standard obituary forms submitted through funeral homes or by the deceased's immediate family.
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