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Virgil Tharp

SPRINGFIELD - The funeral will be Nov. 30 for Virgil Alvin Tharp of Springfield, who died Nov. 23 of age-related causes. He was 90.

He was born March 24, 1914, in Willamina to Alvin and Helen Lockhart Tharp. He married Amy Street in Dallas, Ore., on Oct. 25, 1934.

Tharp lived in Willamina before moving to Springfield in 1960. He was employed as a truck foreman at Murphy Logging Co. for 47 years.

He enjoyed hunting, crabbing, fishing, camping and spending time with his family. He was a member of the Eagles and Elks.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Virgil "John" of Toledo and Timothy of Willamina; and six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Tuesday's service will be at 1 p.m. at Major Family Funeral Home in Springfield. A private burial will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Willamina Cemetery.

Gale Piquet

A memorial service will be held Nov. 30 for Gale Edward Piquet of Eugene, who died Nov. 27 of age-related causes. He was 79.

He was born Aug. 3, 1925, in Eugene to Alfred and Freda Troxel Piquet. He married Maxine "Mickie" Smith in Eugene on May 19, 1946.

Piquet graduated from Eugene High School in 1943. He served in the Merchant Marines and was honorably discharged from the U.S. Coast Guard.

He worked for U.S. Plywood for 17 years and retired from Northwest Vending in 1986.

Piquet enjoyed traveling and camping. He was a member of Springfield Elks Lodge No. 2145. In 1991, he was a showcase winner on the television program, "The Price is Right."

Survivors include his wife; a son, Gary of Eugene; a sister, Frances Bradshaw of Eugene; and two grandchildren. A son, Larry, died in 1999.

Tuesday's service will be at 1 p.m. at Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Oregon Heart Association.

Eugene McConnell

A memorial service will be held Nov. 30 for Eugene Ross McConnell of Beaverton, formerly of Eugene, who died Nov. 26 of age-related causes. He was 86.

He was born Aug. 7, 1918, in Pawnee, Colo., to George and Inez Moran McConnell. He married Lala Handley in 1939.

McConnell moved to Portland in 1943 to work in the shipyards. He later worked for Gerber Food Co. for 32 years, in Portland and Eugene, before retiring in 1981.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Douglas of Eugene; a daughter, Sharon Olberg of Sherwood; six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. A great-grandson, Alexander Herauf, died previously.

Tuesday's service will be at 11 a.m. at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Eugene.

Memorial contributions may be made to Providence St. Vincent Hospice Care, 3601 S.W. Murray, Suite 40, Beaverton, OR 97005.

Norma Baril

Norma M. Baril of Eugene died Nov. 24 of age-related causes. She was 94.

She was born Oct. 15, 1910, in Larium, Mich., to Norman and Emma Anderson Trezise.

She married Donald A. Baril in Aurora, Wis., on Aug. 11, 1938. He died June 27, 1986. Baril lived in the Michigan towns of Calumet, Iron Mountain and Lansing before moving to Eugene in 1999.

Baril attended Eastern Michigan University, and was an elementary school teacher for nine years.

She was an avid reader and author of book reviews, and also loved camping. She was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Lansing Child Study Club and Sparrow Hospital Auxiliary in Lansing.

Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Newman of Eugene; two brothers, Carl Trezise of Temple Hills, Md., and John Trezise of Grawn, Mich.; a sister, Winifred Dietzel of Burton, Mich..; and five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A son, Jame, died previously.

A memorial service will be held next spring in Lansing. Inurnment will be at the St. Paul's Episcopal Church memorial garden in Lansing. Andreason's Cremation & Burial Service in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Altar Guild of St. Paul Church in Lansing or to the Lansing Public Library.

Cleda Vossen

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

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

She graduated from Lakeview High School. She was among the first female fire watchers in lookout towers in Oregon.

Vossen also worked as a buyer for Broadway Clothing and at Chase Flowers. She had lived in Eugene since 1945.

She enjoyed spending time with her family. She also enjoyed nature, flower gardening, travel, antiques, and making and collecting dolls, quilts and thimbles.

She volunteered at Sacred Heart Medical Center and Campbell Senior Center.

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

Today's service will be at 1 p.m. at Lane Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home in Eugene.

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Date:Nov 29, 2004
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