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Vera Calvert

JUNCTION CITY - A memorial service will be held Dec. 4 for Vera Mildred Calvert of Junction City, who died Nov. 26 of age-related causes. She was 86.

Calvert was born Sept. 23, 1918, in Crofton, Neb., to Fred and Ethel Reed Zoller. She married Roy Calvert. He died previously.

She worked as a custodian at Junction City High School until her retirement in 1977. She was a founding member of the Harrisburg Church of God Seventh Day and a longtime member of Junction City First Christian Church. She belonged to the Junction City Grange and volunteered at Senior Meals on Wheels.

Survivors include a son, Bill Calvert of Junction City; two brothers, Andrew Zoller of Coburg and Melvin Zoller of Junction City; and two grandchildren. A son, Frances Keenen, and a daughter, Patsy, died previously.

Saturday's service will be at 11 a.m. at First Christian Church in Junction City. Murphy-Musgrove Funeral Home in Junction City is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Senior Meals on Wheels.

James Garrison

SPRINGFIELD - A memorial service will be Friday for James "Jim" Guy Garrison of Springfield, who died Nov. 26 of age-related causes. He was 86.

He was born April 16, 1918, in Ben Hur, Ark., to Jonathan and Gladys Huston Garrison. He married Edna Meadows in Reno, Nev., on Oct. 28, 1940. He married Pearl Gray in Eugene in April 1995.

He served in the Merchant Marine in World War II. He worked as a heavy-duty mechanic and welder on construction projects. He enjoyed his family and friends, travel, hunting, fishing, going to church and playing games. He was a member of the Boilermaker-Blacksmith Union; Operating Engineers Trusts Locals 302 and 612; and Springfield Faith Center.

Survivors include a daughter, Phyllis Morton of Arizona; a son, Lonnie Garrison of Washington; a stepdaughter, Rachel "Rocky" Green of Springfield; a brother, Oliver Garrison of California; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Edna, in 1994.

Friday's memorial will be at noon at Springfield Faith Center. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at Major Family Funeral Home. A graveside committal will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Mount Vernon Cemetery. Major Family Funeral Home of Springfield is in charge of arrangements.

Richard Schamber

SPRINGFIELD - A memorial service and viewing will be held Dec. 2 for Richard F. Schamber of Springfield and formerly of Creswell, who died Nov. 27 of age-related causes. He was 82.

Schamber was born June 7, 1922, in Stamford, S.D., to John and Elizabeth Woehl Schamber. He married Gayle Ames on June 17, 1945, in Eugene. She died in 1994. He married Dorothy Ashwill in 1996 in McKenzie Bridge. She died in 2002.

He lived in Eugene from 1945 to 1956, then moved to Creswell. He was a lumber mill worker. He enjoyed working with wood, working on lawn mowers, camping and traveling with friends. He formerly belonged to the Dads and Dolls Square Dance Club.

Survivors include three sons, Larry of Eugene, Alvin of Springfield and Richard of Creswell; a daughter, Nancy Carter of Oregon City; two brothers, Edwin of Vancouver, Wash., and William of Prineville; two sisters, Alvena Trick and Lorraine Person, both of Fruitland, Idaho; eight grandchildren; and nine great- grandchildren.

Thursday's service will be held at 1 p.m. in the Creswell Church of Christ. England's Eugene Memorial Chapel will be open for viewing from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., also on Thursday. Private burial will be in Lane Memorial Gardens in Eugene.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the Lung Association.

Alfred Waggoner

A memorial service will be held Dec. 3 for Alfred D. Waggoner of Eugene, who died Nov. 26 of age-related causes. He was 84.

Waggoner was born Nov. 2, 1920, in Golden City, Mo., to William and Laura Sorden Waggoner. He married Lucinda Ann McCullough on Jan. 31, 1942, in Web City, Mo.

He served in the Army Air Corps from 1942 to 1945. Waggoner worked in lumber mills and at US Plywood. He later worked for the city of Eugene Parks & Recreation Department, from which he retired. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and church and belonged to Westside Baptist Church of Eugene.

Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Darlene Waggoner of Eugene, Sharon Hutchison of Lebanon and Judith Waggoner of Las Vegas, Nev.; a son, Roger Waggoner of Eugene; three brothers, Carl of Grants Pass, Norman of Yakima, Wash., and Stanley of Joplin, Mo.; a sister, Beulah Chrisman of Web City, Mo.; six grandchildren; and six great-grand- children.

Friday's service will be held at 3 p.m. in Westside Baptist Church in Eugene. Private burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Eugene. Chapel of Memories Funeral Home of Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Peter Peterson

REEDSPORT - Peter Oluf Peterson of Reedsport died Nov. 22 of a heart condition. He was 64.

He was born Jan. 7, 1940, in North Bend to William and Laura Harris Peterson. He lived in Ada until he was 7, when he moved to Reedsport.

Peterson joined the Navy in 1957, was discharged in 1961, and remained active in the reserves until 1963. He was the owner and operator of a landscaping business in Boise until he was disabled in an accident. He enjoyed helping his neighbors and friends, rockhounding and drawing.

No service is planned. Dunes Memorial Chapel in Reedsport is in charge of arrangements.

Jack Tedder Sr.

The funeral will be held Dec. 3 for Jack Tedder Sr. of Eugene, who died Nov. 29 of age-related causes. He was 97.

Tedder was born March 3, 1907, in Perryville, Ark., to Green and Mettie Jallard Tedder. He married Ollie May Willis on Oct. 5, 1928, in Perryville. She died in 1932. He married Lora Adell Baker on April 21, 1941, in Carson City, Nev. She died Jan. 18, 1993.

He had worked as a millwright and carpenter, retiring in 1971. He enjoyed gardening, woodworking and fishing.

Survivors include a son, Jack Tedder of Eugene; a stepson, Charles Baker of Marshall, Texas; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

Viewing will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. to noon Friday at England's Eugene Memorial Chapel.

Fridays' funeral will be held at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be Friday in Lane Memorial Gardens, Eugene.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Eugene Mission.

Martha Miller

SPRINGFIELD - A memorial service will be held Dec. 2 for Martha E. Miller of Springfield, who died Nov. 25 of age-related causes. She was 91.

She was born Sept. 7, 1913, in Auxville, Mo., to Henry and Virginia Martin. She graduated from high school in Missouri. She married Kerman Miller in 1936 in Columbia, Mo. She moved to Springfield in 1952.

She was a homemaker who raised eight children. She enjoyed horses, antiques, making dolls, cooking donuts and watching Billy Graham.

Survivors include three sons, Bob Miller of Portland, Ed Miller of Sweet Home and Phillip Miller of Springfield; five daughters, Betty Snyder of Sacramento, Virginia Whitten of Tucson, Joyce Colley of Springfield, Patricia Halsell of Coquille and Loyce Goodwin of Springfield; 23 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1982 and by one great-grandson.

Thursday's memorial will be at 1 p.m. at Springfield Memorial Chapel. A private entombment will be at Springfield Memorial Gardens. Springfield Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Elaine Minihan

A memorial service will be Dec. 2 for Elaine Minihan of Eugene, who died Nov. 27 of age-related causes. She was 81.

Minihan was born Sept. 5, 1923, at Kellogg, Idaho, to Thomas and Lucile Kruse Varker. She married William J. Minihan at Fort Leonardwood, Mo., on Dec. 6, 1944. He died on Oct. 3, 1986.

She attended grade and high school in Milwaukie, Ore., and graduated from Oregon State University in 1944. She was an accomplished pianist and cellist who turned down a music scholarship in New York.

She was a homemaker, and enjoyed travel, golf and spending time with her friends. She belonged to the Eagles Lodge, the Friendship Club and Rummy Q Gamers. She volunteered with the American Cancer Society and McKenzie-Willamette Hospital.

Survivors include three daughters, Karen Minihan and Carol Bartram of Eugene and Luci Graham of Camp Creek; two sons, William Minihan of Eugene and Thomas Minihan of West Linn; a brother, Denis Minihan of Casper, Wyo.; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Thursday's memorial service will be at noon at Poole-Larsen Chapel. A reception will follow from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 1133 Spyglass Drive. Minihan was entombed privately at Rest Haven Memorial Park.

Poole-Larsen Funeral Home of Eugene is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lane County Humane Society or the McKenzie-Willamette Hospice.

Clifford Fisher

CRESCENT - Clifford Eugene Fisher of Crescent, formerly of Eugene, died Nov. 22 of a heart attack. He was 68.

He was born Jan. 22, 1936, in Caldwell, Idaho, to Leonard and Verda Beal Fisher. He married Sandra Tripp on Nov. 3, 1956, in Eugene.

Fisher spent his career as a millwright. His interests included spending time with his family, fishing and golf.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Brent Fisher of Sunriver; two daughters, Linda Fisher of Crescent Lake and Shelley Ramsey of Bend; brothers Gordon Fisher of New Jersey, Gary Fisher of Redmond, Harold Fisher of Elmira and Kenneth Fisher of Scio; sisters Roma Borders of Lewiston, Idaho, Rose Marie Michel of Ferndale, Calif., Shirley Drake of Corvallis, Kathleen Wolcot of Corvallis, and Alice Nichols and Wanda Floyd, both of Veneta. He also had seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Brenda Fisher.

No service is planned. Autumn Funerals of Bend is in charge of arrangements.

Vinona Koller

A memorial service will be held Dec. 4 for Vinona "Vi" Koller of Lapine, formerly of Eugene, who died Nov. 27 of cancer. She was 72.

Koller was born Jan. 17, 1932, in Omaha, Neb., to John and Mary Smith Jones. She married Herb Koller in Harrisburg on Aug. 4, 1951.

She was raised in Niobrara, Neb., and moved to the Eugene area in 1945. She and her twin sister, Virginia, attended Elmira and Springfield high schools, and graduated in 1949. She met her future husband when they worked together at Newberry's dime store.

She enjoyed spending time with her husband on their boat, fishing commercially on weekends and summers for 16 years. They also took many trips to Mazatlan, Mexico, to fish. She enjoyed spending time with her large family. She also enjoyed camping and fishing with her grandchildren. In 1991, she and her husband moved to Lapine and started a cottage business crafting birdhouses, rustic furniture and wooden toys.

Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Shirley Shelley of Eugene; a son, Michael Koller of Springfield; three sisters, Neva Menkens, Cora Kethcart and Geneva Jostes, all of Eugene; and three grand- children.

Saturday's service will be at 1 p.m. at West Lawn Memorial Park in Eugene. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Bend-Lapine. Autumn Funerals of Bend is in charge of arrangements.

Autrey Bennett

VENETA - A memorial service will be held Dec. 2 for Autrey L. Bennett of Veneta, who died Nov. 27 of cancer. He was 78.

He was born March 15, 1926, in Moore, Okla., to J.B. and Ruby Reeves Bennett. He and his wife, Margaret, married in Yuma, Ariz., on Nov. 24, 1944.

Bennett moved to Eugene from Northridge, Calif., in 1956, and had lived in the Veneta area for 45 years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and camping.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years; two sons, Terry of Anchorage and Mike of Elmira; two daughters, Robbie McCoy and Vicki Freeman, both of Veneta; two brothers, Albert "Sonny" and Melvin, both of Norman, Okla.; one sister, Ethel Page of Purcell, Okla.; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. A grandson, Michael Bennett, died previously.

Thursday's service will be at 3 p.m. at Olivet Baptist Church in Veneta. Andreason's Cremation & Burial Service in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Willamette Valley Cancer Center.

Marcella Sexton

A memorial service and celebration of life dinner will be held Dec. 2 for Marcella "Marcie" Sexton of Eugene, who died Nov. 23 of stroke-related causes. She was 83.

Sexton was born April 21, 1921, in Chicago, to Rudolph and Frieda Wick Ziessow. She married Reginald Alfred Sexton on Dec. 25, 1940, in Burlington, Iowa. He died in 1970.

She lived in Chicago from 1921 to 1951, graduating from high school in 1938 in Chicago. She lived in Pennsylvania until 1957, then moved to Barrington, Ill. There, she owned jewel companies and was owner and manager of Reggie's Tavern and Restaurant. She had lived in Eugene since 1972, working for Chef Francisco in Eugene from 1972 to 1982.

She enjoyed reading, Christian fellowship and spending time with her family. She belonged to the Eugene Faith Center and Teamsters Local 670.

Survivors include two sons, Michael and Curtis, both of Eugene; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A son, Reginald Willard Sexton, died in 1966.

Thursday'sservice will be held at 4 p.m. at Chapel of Memories Funeral Home in Eugene. A celebration of life dinner will follow at 5 p.m. at Ocean Sky Restaurant in Eugene.

Inurnment will be later in Barrington, Ill. Chapel of Memories Funeral Home of Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Harold Evers Sr.

REDMOND - Former Cottage Grove resident Harold Arthur "Bud" Evers Sr. of Redmond died Nov. 13 of cardiac arrest. He was 74. Private services were held.

Evers was born June 27, 1930, in Naugatuck, Conn., to William John and Mabel Eva Noble Evers. He married Elisabeth Matilda "Tillie" Clark on May 29, 1952, in Waterbury, Conn.

He graduated from Leavenworth High School in Waterbury, Conn. He had worked for the Lane County Sheriff's Department and as a saddle maker, wagon builder, cowboy and horseshoer. He had lived in Cottage Grove, Creswell, Ontario and Terrebonne.

He was a life member of the American Quarter Horse Association and the Norwegian Fjord Horse Registry.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Harold Jr. of Eager, Ariz., and John of Fruitland, Idaho; two daughters, Amy Evers of Redmond and Sharon Allen of Hudson, Wis.; two sisters, Della Voegeli of Woodbury, Conn., and Arlene Bergen of Wolfeboro, N.H.; and seven grandchildren.

Autumn Funerals of Redmond was in charge of arrangements.

Robert Power

SPRINGFIELD - A memorial service will be held Dec. 4 for Robert Newberry Power of Springfield, who died Nov. 28 of complications from Alzheimer's disease. He was 79.

Power was born May 25, 1925, in Bellingham, Wash., to Marion Newberry and Frances Oliver Power. He married Barbara Bennett on Sept. 18, 1946. She died previously.

He grew up on Washington's Whidbey Island, where he graduated from high school.

After serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, he attended the University of Washington and went to photography school for a short time.

After a brief photography career, he took a sales job with Formica Corp., and lived in Portland, Denver, San Rafael, Calif., and Huntington Beach, Calif. He worked for the company for 25 years, retiring in 1983. He then sold security systems for four years, before moving to Springfield in 1987.

He was a member and former president of the Renters/Owners Association.

He was an active bridge player and golfer and enjoyed daily walks.

Survivors include a son, Steve of Tigard; two daughters, Terri Thiele of Springfield and Sebastiane Power of Eugene; a brother, Barry of Anchorage; a sister, Pat Fox of Newport; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Saturday's service will be at 2 p.m. at Tigard Church of God, 15670 98th St. in Tigard. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. American Burial & Cremation Alternatives in Springfield is in charge of arrangements.

Lynn Strand

Lynn Frances Strand of Eugene died Nov. 25 of cancer. She was 50.

Strand was born Dec. 23, 1953, in Berkeley, Calif., to Eric and Darlene Strand. She lived in Eugene for 10 years.

Strand loved the outdoors, animals, music, reading and spending time with her family. Her family described her as a loving, affectionate mother, grandmother and friend, who lived for special moments with her children and friends.

Survivors include her mother of Point Richmond, Calif.; a son, Shaun of Eugene; two daughters, Christy of Veneta and Erica of Eugene; and four grandchildren.

No service is planned. Her ashes will be scattered in the ocean on her birthday, Dec. 23. Poole-Larsen Funeral Home in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Nancy Vogel

A funeral will be Dec. 3 for Nancy Thomas Vogel of Eugene, who died Nov. 25 of age-related causes. She was 81.

Vogel was born on Aug. 7, 1923, in Richmond, Va., to William and Elsie Mitchell Thomas. She married Otto A. Vogel in Long Beach, Calif., on Dec. 15, 1945.

She graduated from Los Angeles High School and attended business courses in the same city. She worked as a private secretary for naval officers at Terminal Island, Calif.

Vogel enjoyed crafts, bridge and cooking. She was a charter member of Chi Alpha and Bandon Lioness.

Vogel is survived by her husband, Otto, and her son, Thomas, both of Eugene.

Friday's funeral will begin at 2 p.m. at Musgrove Family Center; visitation will be in the hour preceding the service at Musgrove Family Mortuary.

Fay Decker

The graveside service will be held Dec. 2 in California for Fay E. Decker of Eugene, who died Nov. 23 of age-related causes. He was 90.

Decker was born July 29, 1914, in Mountain View, Ark., to Fred and Rosa Killian Decker. He married Erma Stratton on April 27, 1946, in Las Vegas, Nev.

He served in the Army in World War II as an engineer in the Aleutian Islands, attaining the rank of staff sergeant. He worked as a logger in Gold Beach, and later moved to California to work as a drilling engineer in oil fields. In 1950, he was an engineer at the Mercury, Nev., nuclear test site. He lived in Oroville, Calif., for 40 years before moving to Eugene in 2004. Decker enjoyed gardening, fly fishing, and restoring antiques and collectibles. He retired from Operating Engineers Local 12.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Lynn Taylor of Eugene; a sister, Betty Cole of Ventura, Calif.; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

Thursday's service will be held at 11:30 a.m. at Memorial Park Cemetery in Oroville, Calif. Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel & Crematorium of Cottage Grove is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Alberta DuMont

OAKRIDGE - Alberta Jean DuMont of Oakridge died Nov. 20 of cancer. She was 72.

DuMont was born May 17, 1932, in Oakridge, to Robert and Maude Fine Bower. She married Marvin DuMont on March 5, 1955, in Reno, Nev.

She graduated from Oakridge High School. A lifelong Oakridge resident, she was a homemaker. She enjoyed mushroom picking, reading, gardening and spending time with her grand- children.

Survivors include her husband; a son, Michael of Oakridge; a brother, Ralph Clark of Roseburg; a stepbrother, Harvey Titherington Jr. of Washington; a sister, Shirley Austin of Klamath Falls; and two grandchildren.

No services are planned.

Oakridge Chapel of the Woods is in charge of arrangements.

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