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Nathan Hanson

A memorial service will be held Nov. 30 for Nathan Lloyd Hanson of Eugene, who died Nov. 22. He was 65. The family chose not to list the cause of death.

Hanson was born May 31, 1939, in Veneta, to Eldo and Hilda Ruth Depew Hanson.

A lifelong area resident, he graduated from Elmira High School. He had worked as a forklift operator and maintenance supervisor until his recent retirement. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and the outdoors. He belonged to the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.

Survivors include a son, Nathan "Tad" of Eugene; a daughter, Shannan Truax of Eugene; a stepdaughter, Brenda Adams; a stepson, Marty Gray of Eugene; four brothers, Edward and Lee, both of Veneta, Clarence of Klickitat, Wash., and Michael of Orlando, Fla.; five sisters, Nellie Stevenson of Eugene, June Bell and Evelyn Yoder, both of Veneta, Ruth Heinzle of Pensacola, Fla., and Clara Ingle of Orlando, Fla.; and nine grandchildren. A son, William "Billy" Gray VI, died previously.

Tuesday's service will be held at 1 p.m. at Lane Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home in Eugene. Memorial contributions may be made to the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation in care of the funeral home.

Robert "Jim" Creasey

A memorial service will be held Dec. 1 for Robert Jimmy "Jim" Creasey of Eugene, who died Nov. 20 of lung cancer. He was 68.

Creasey was born Oct. 15, 1936, in French Camp, Calif., to Lloyd and Wanda Strehlow Creasey. He married Jeannine Hulse on May 26, 1955, in Eugene. She died Nov. 1, 1993. He married Nancy Fassett on Aug. 13, 1994, in Eugene.

He graduated from Willamette High School in 1954. He served in the Army in Japan from 1956 to 1958 and worked in the grocery business from 1958 to 1970 as the owner of McCabe's Market. He moved to Roseburg in the 1970s and worked as manager of a fruit and produce company. He worked at Sims Electric from 1976 to 1979.

Creasey was a drug and alcohol counselor at Serenity Lane for 20 years, retiring in 2001. He worked for and was part-owner of Jean Tate Real Estate in 1993. He enjoyed golf, yard work and spending time with his family. He was a former member of Emerald Executive and Springfield Country Club. He was a lifetime member of Central Lutheran Church.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Douglas of Bend and Bob of Portland; two daughters, Lisa Perra of Eugene and Shellie Robertson of Kent, Wash.; a stepdaughter, Angie Bowen of Portland; two brothers, David of Junction City and Lone of Tomball, Texas; and nine grandchildren. A stepdaughter, Christie Lusk, died in 1997.

Wednesday's memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. at Central Lutheran Church in Eugene. England's Eugene Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospital Santa Monica, 1227 Third Ave., Chula Vista, CA 91911, or to Alcoholics Anonymous.

Cleda Vossen

The funeral will be held Nov. 29 for Cleda Evelyn Vossen of Eugene, who died Nov. 23 of age-related causes. She was 85.

Vossen was born June 11, 1919, in Lakeview, to Elizabeth Jamieson. She married Earle Vossen on June 23, 1938, in Lakeview.

She graduated from Lakeview High School. She was among the first women to act as fire lookouts from towers in Oregon.

She also had worked as a buyer for Broadway Clothing and at Chase Flowers.

Vossen had lived in Eugene since 1945. She enjoyed spending time with her family. She also enjoyed the beauty of nature, flower gardening, travel, antiques, making and collecting dolls, quilts and thimbles. She volunteered at Sacred Heart Medical Center and the Campbell Senior Center.

Survivors include three daughters, Lani Gilbert, Patricia Duke and Kathy Hanson, all of Eugene; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grand- children.

Monday's service will be held at 1 p.m. at Lane Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home, Eugene. Burial also will be in Lane Memorial Gardens.

Virginia Thompson

Virginia Y. "Ginnie" Thompson of Marysville, Wash., and formerly of Springfield, died Nov. 16 of age-related causes. She was 78.

Thompson was born Feb. 7, 1926, in Lyme Center, N.H., to Samuel and Effie Gray Ware. She married Junior Thompson. He died in 1987.

She moved to Springfield in 1932 and later graduated from Springfield High School. She lived in the Springfield area until 1989 and also had lived in Phoenix, Ariz. A homemaker, she enjoyed spending time with her family, embroidery, puzzle books, watching baseball and collecting owls. She belonged to Women of the Moose Chapter 1440.

Survivors include four sons, Gary of Canby, C.P. "Mike" of Woodburn, Michael of Kennewick, Wash., and Anton "Tony" of Shoreline, Wash.; three daughters, Pennie Alaniz of Moses Lake, Wash., Cassandra Golden of Marysville, and Lucinda Day of Lynnwood, Wash.; a brother, Jack War of Ashland; two sisters, Theresa Johnson of Eugene and Dolly Sweeney of Australia; 32 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. A daughter, Elvira Caesar, and a grandson, Daniel Thompson, died previously.

A celebration of her life was held Nov. 20 in Marysville, Va. Solie Funeral Home in Everett, Wash., was in charge of arrangements.

Kenneth Stroup

DEXTER - The funeral will be held Nov. 30 for Kenneth Dean Stroup of Dexter, who died Nov. 24 of age-related causes. He was 75.

Stroup was born Jan. 7, 1929, in Bowdle, S.D., to Clarence and Adeline Flemmer Stroup. He married Bobbie Mae Fuller in Fort Worth, Texas, on July 4, 1949.

He moved to Cottage Grove during his first-grade year and graduated from Cottage Grove High School.

He served in the Air Force as an airframe repairman and served in both the Korean and Vietnam wars.

He retired from the military in 1968 and returned to Dexter, where he worked as the maintenance supervisor at Pleasant Hill High School until 1985.

He was a member of the Cottage Grove Moose Lodge.

He enjoyed dancing while a young man, and was an avid reader.

Survivors include his wife; three sons, Randy of Deer Lodge, Mont., Reggie of Charleston, and Robert of Clarksville, Tenn.; a daughter, Marcia Lynn Harp of Dexter; a sister, Doris Eubanks of Cottage Grove; 13 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. A son, Rodney Stroup, died Oct. 4, 1997.

Tuesday's service will be at 11 a.m. at Buell Funeral Chapel in Springfield. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., also at the chapel.

Jean McCracken

Jean Reid McCracken of Eugene died Nov. 23 of complications of multiple sclerosis. She was 82. A private family celebration of life will be held.

McCracken was born Aug. 26, 1922, in Plattsmouth, Neb., to Gilbert and Lauretta Reid Taylor. She previously lived in Kearney and Omaha, Neb., and Roseburg, and had lived in Eugene for the past 43 years.

McCracken attended Longfellow High School in Kearney, Kearney State College and Ohio State University.

She enjoyed reading and observing nature, and was a longtime member of St. Mary's Catholic Church.

Survivors include three sons, Craig Johnson of Salem, and Christopher Johnson and Curt Johnson, both of Springfield; seven daughters, Cindy Cooley, Celeste Payton, Cecily Wijers and Collette Johnson, all of Eugene, Candice Stadler of Corvallis, and Claudia Johnson Wadsworth and Carolyn Johnson, both of Portland; a brother, Jack Taylor of Winona, Minn.; 15 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Two husbands, Dr. Robert Johnson and Robert McCracken, two daughters, Jean Johnson and Teresa Johnson, and a grandson, Michael Payton, died previously.

Burial will be in Rest-Haven Memorial Park, Eugene. Rest-Haven Funeral Home, also in Eugene, is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Oregon chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 1650 N.W. Naito Parkway, Suite 190, Portland, OR 97209.

Tarik Nugent

Tarik Nugent of Eugene died Nov. 24 of cancer at age 20. An open house to celebrate his life will begin Nov. 30 and continue daily until Dec. 6.

Nugent was born July 8, 1984, in Marcola to Charles and Barbara Nugent.

A lifelong resident of Lane County, he attended Eugene Waldorf School, Spencer Butte Middle School and North Eugene High School, graduating in 2004.

He had just begun attending classes at Lane Community College when he became ill.

He played varsity baseball and basketball at North Eugene High and wanted to become a professional athlete. He won the "Against All Odds" award at his high school graduation and had been recognized for his athletic performances.

He enjoyed playing the piano, playing billiards, the comedy of Jerry Seinfeld and the movie "Happy Gilmore."

Survivors include his parents, of Eugene; and two brothers, Asia Nugent and Shaun Nugent, both of Eugene.

The weeklong open house will be held each day from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the home of his parents at 4110 Braeburn Drive in Eugene. Private burial was at Rest-Haven Memorial Park in Eugene. England's Eugene Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Joan Jordan

PLEASANT HILL - A memorial service will be held Dec. 4 for Joan B. Jordan of Pleasant Hill, who died Nov. 23 of cancer. She was 64.

Jordan was born July 18, 1940, in Bay City, Mich., to Robert and Marguerite Boyles Reid. She married George Jordan on April 20, 1964, in Portland.

She had worked as a bookkeeper and as a payroll specialist for Pearl Buck Production Services. She enjoyed sewing, camping, fishing and spending time with her friends and family, and belonged to the Rebekah Lodge in Eugene. She had lived in Pleasant Hill for 20 years and previously lived in Portland.

Survivors include her husband; three daughters, Debbie Farris and Susan Evans, both of Portland, and Kim Ward of Bainbridge, Wash.; a son, George Jr. of Vancouver, Wash.; a sister, Roberta Jacobs of Bay City, Mich.; nine grandchildren; and six great- grandchildren.

The Dec. 4 service will be held at 1 p.m. in the Trent Church of Christ in Pleasant Hill. England's Eugene Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Brock Parthemer

A memorial service will be held Dec. 4 for Brock R. Parthemer of Eugene, who died Nov. 18 of head injuries suffered in a fall. He was 48.

Parthemer was born March 15, 1956, in Portland, to Robert and Elaine VanSoelen Parthemer. He married Mary Stadtfeld in 1988. They later divorced.

He received a degree in accounting and worked as a certified public accountant and a certified valuation analyst. He enjoyed hiking, skiing, canoeing and music. He previously lived in Gunnison, Colo.

Survivors include his former wife, Mary Stadtfeld Parthemer of Eugene; a daughter, Elena Parthemer of Eugene; a son, Alex, of Eugene; and three brothers, Mark of Portland, Grant of Brush Prairie, Wash., and Greg of Vancouver, Wash.

The Dec. 4 service will be held at 11 a.m. at Campbell Senior Center in Eugene. Musgrove Family Mortuary of Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Birth to Three, the Eugene Education Fund or Hays Memorial Tree Garden.

A. Yvonne Haviland

A. Yvonne "Tia" Haviland of Eugene died Nov. 13 of age-related causes. She was 81.

Haviland was born Aug. 8, 1923, in Imperial, Neb., to Ray and Vina Browning Smith. She married John Haviland in 1955 in Portland. They divorced in 1976.

She had worked at US Bank in Portland and also was a homemaker. She enjoyed nature, art, music and writing poetry.

She is survived by a brother, Robert Smith of Eugene.

Inurnment services were held Nov. 16 in Riverview Abbey in Portland. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

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Date:Nov 27, 2004
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