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Halcyon Nice

SPRINGFIELD - The funeral will be held today, Nov. 16, for Halcyon P. "Hallie" Nice of Springfield, who died Nov. 11 of age-related causes. She was 92.

Nice was born Aug. 3, 1912, in Maryville, Mo., to Roy and Rosa Howard Brown. She married Le Roy Nice on June 12, 1932, in Lane County. He died May 11, 1994.

She graduated from Eugene High School in 1931. She worked as a nursing assistant for Dr. Melville Jones and Dr. William Richey Miller. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, bowling and dancing. She was a lifetime member of the Eugene Eagles lodge and past president of the Eagles women's auxiliary.

Survivors include three sons, John of Eugene, Richard of Lowell and Gordon of Napa, Calif.; a daughter, Lynda Fluke of Boise; 17 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. A granddaughter, Neatha Nice, died in 1964.

Today's graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. in Lane Memorial Gardens in Eugene. Major Family Funeral Home of Springfield is in charge of arrangements.

Martin Kiesow

REEDSPORT - A memorial service will be held Nov. 20 for Martin E. Kiesow of Reedsport, who died Nov. 7 of age-related causes. He was 87.

Kiesow was born Aug. 28, 1917, in Glidden, Iowa, to John and Anna Meier Kiesow. He married Marian Davis on July 5, 1958, in Winnemucca, Nev.

He moved to Reedsport in 1935. He served in the Navy during Wold War II on the USS Charleston in the Aleutian Islands. He worked as an electrician for International Paper for 25 years until 1982, then opened his own contracting business in Reedsport. He retired in 2002.

Kiesow enjoyed fishing, hunting and clam digging. He belonged to the Eagles, Elks, Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion, all in Reedsport.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Jeff, of Reedsport; a daughter, Bernie Burson of Union City, Calif.; two brothers, Hal of Eugene and Ernest of Tacoma; a sister, Ruth Drexler of Fairbury, Neb.; two grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Saturday's service will be held at 2 p.m. at the United Presbyterian Church in Reedsport. Dunes Memorial Chapel of Reedsport is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lower Umpqua Hospice, 600 Ranch Road, Reedsport, OR 97467.

June Jessen

SPRINGFIELD - June L. Jessen of Springfield died Nov. 13 of age-related causes. She was 91.

She was born March 18, 1913, in Oakland, Calif., to John and Alice Tracy Hetrick. She married Richard Ashley in 1933 in Brookville, Ind. They later divorced. He died in January 2004. She married Kermit Jessen in Springfield. He died in 1986.

She attended beauty college. She was employed at Alexander's and the Emporium department stores. She enjoyed gardening, spending winters in Arizona and spending time with her family and her cat, Katie.

Survivors include a daughter, Phyllis Nichols of Ridgecrest, Calif.; two sons, William Ashley of Springfield and Robert Ashley of Eugene; eight grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. A son, Harold Ashley, died in 1998.

No service is planned. Andreason's Cremation & Burial Service in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Martha Cockerline

The funeral will be held Nov. 19 for Martha G. McHenry Minton Cockerline of Bend and formerly of Eugene, who died Nov. 14 of complications from a fall. She was 91.

Cockerline was born Sept. 1, 1913, in Corvallis to Jesse and Ernestine Schmidt McHenry. She married James Minton on May 6, 1936, in Camas, Wash. He died in 1957. She married Alfred Cockerline on Sept. 22, 1968, in Reno, Nev. He died in June 1978.

She graduated from Corvallis High School in 1931 and attended Oregon State University for two years. She had worked as a bank teller. She was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening and cooking. She lived in Eugene for 37 years and also previously lived in Myrtle Creek, Roseburg, Medford and Lakeview.

Survivors include two daughters, Sharon Moore of Eugene and Carol Edmunds of Bend; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Musgrove Family Mortuary will be open for viewing from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday. Friday's funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Eugene. Private burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery in Corvallis.

Delpha M. Jensen

A memorial service was held for Delpha M. Jensen of Wythville, Va., and formerly of Junction City, who died Nov. 5 of a heart attack. She was 70.

Jensen was born Sept. 18, 1934, in Eugene, to Eddie and Jewel Finley. She married Don Jensen on Dec. 23, 1953, in Junction City.

She graduated from Junction High School in 1952 and attended Eugene Beauty College. She lived in Eugene and Marion, Va., before moving to Wythville. She enjoyed travel, gardening, crafts, dolls and decorating.

Survivors include her husband; her mother of Junction City; three daughters, Leslie Joseph of Crown Point, Ind., Tracy Holiday of Wythville, and Haley Jensen of Charlottesville, Va.; a brother, Edward Finley of Harrisburg; six sisters, Linda Foresee of Klamath Falls, Audean Wymer of Springfield, Bonnie Phillips of Eugene, Georgia Gastaldo of Temple Terrace, Fla., Betty Carlson of Prescott, Ariz., and Patricia Finley of Richmond, Va.; and five grandchildren. A daughter, Kimberly Jensen, died previously.

Bradley's Funeral Home in Marion, Va., was in charge of arrangements.

Dagmar Hicks

REEDSPORT - A memorial service will be held Nov. 19 for Dagmar E. Hicks of Reedsport, who died Nov. 11 of age-related causes. She was 89.

Hicks was born June 4, 1915, in Norkopping, Sweden, to Carl and Maria Johnson Lind. She married Joe Hicks. He died in 1997.

She had served as a nurse in the Swedish Army. She lived in Fountain Valley, Calif., before moving to Reedsport in 1988. Hicks enjoyed gardening and cooking. She belonged to the Lower Umpqua Auxiliary, Martha Chapter 48, of Eastern Star.

Survivors include a stepson, Harvey Hicks of Reno, Nev.; a stepdaughter, Barbara Biesanz of Texas; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Friday's service will be held at 1 p.m. at the Seventh-day Adventist Church at 680 Ranch Road in Reedsport.

Private inurnment will be in the Reedsport Masonic Cemetery. Dunes Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lower Umpqua Hospice.

Darrell Rook

A memorial service will be held Nov. 20 for Darrell D. Rook of Salem, formerly of Cottage Grove, who died Oct. 31 of lung cancer. He was 57.

He was born April 5, 1947, in Toledo, to James and Marth Hanger Rook.

He served in the Marine Corps and enjoyed spending time with his family.

Survivors include his mother of Commerce, Ga.; three brothers, Jim of Cottage Grove, Larry of Creswell and Bobby of Commerce; five sisters, Mildred Ipock of North Powder, Barbara Pond and Judy Stinnett, both of Commerce, Martha Whitaker of Roseburg and Nettie Stinnett of Salem.

Saturday's service will be at noon at Taylor Lane Cemetery, Cottage Grove. City View Funeral Home in Salem is in charge of arrangements.

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