SPRINGFIELD - A celebration of life will be held Dec. 11 for Robert E. Smith of Springfield, who died Nov. 28 of age-related causes. He was 80.
He was born Aug. 4, 1924, in Springfield, to William and Susan Smith. He married Frances Alleman on Oct. 20, 1946, in Springfield. She died Oct. 29, 1999.
Smith graduated from Springfield High School in 1942. He served in the Coast Guard in Juneau, Alaska, during World War II. He had been a firefighter in the Springfield Fire Department and a manager for Copeland's Lumber Co. He also had worked as a real estate agent and broker for Darren Engel Real Estate.
He enjoyed fishing, camping, gardening and family projects. He belonged to the Springfield Elks and the Lions Club.
Survivors include three sons, William, Stephen and Leland, all of Springfield; a brother, David of Springfield; a sister, Emma Carney of Southern California; and two grand- children.
A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. Dec. 11 at Camp Creek Church in Springfield. Inurnment will be in Springfield Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Isaac Smith Medical Fund, known as Operation Save Isaac, care of US Bank, or at www.operationsaveisaac.org.
Basil Edgar Kelso of Eugene died Nov. 28 of age-related causes. He was 85.
Kelso was born Oct. 1, 1919, in Independence to Edgar and Nettie Moffit Kelso. He married Ruth Lyons in Harrisburg on Sept. 27, 1947. They celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary this past September.
He grew up in Junction City and attended school there. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy as a shipfitter in the Pacific theater from December 1941 until his discharge in 1946. He served again in the Korean War from November 1950 to March 1952.
He spent 32 years as a foreman in the building and bridge department of Southern Pacific Railroad, retiring in 1979.
A life member of the American Legion Post No. 61 in Junction City, he also belonged to the USS Hamner Club - a veteran's group for men who served on that ship - and served as scoutmaster for Eugene Troop 52 for eight years.
His interests included fishing, hunting, camping, gardening and spending time with family.
Survivors include his wife; a son, Larry of Junction City; a brother, Edgar of Junction City; two sisters, Genevieve McIntosh of Harrisburg and Laura Morse of Corvallis; and two grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at a later date at the Junction City American Legion Hall. Memorial contributions may be made to the Junction City Legion Post No. 61. Chapel of Memories Funeral Home in Eugene is making arrangements.
SPRINGFIELD - Frances L. "Frankie" Clark of Springfield died Nov. 17 of congestive heart failure. She was 74. No service is planned.
Clark was born Oct. 28, 1930, in Urbana, Ill., to Elmer and Margery Miller Gifford. She married Thomas Clark on May 10, 1952, in Portland. He died Jan. 4, 2002.
She lived in Urbana until 1941, then moved to Eugene. She had lived in Springfield since 1986. A homemaker, she enjoyed dancing, music and horseback riding.
Survivors include two sons, John of Springfield and Robert of Eugene; two daughters, Renae Allen of Portland and Caron Yakubec of Medford; two sisters, Shirley Morris of Keizer and Beverly Anderson of Palmdale, Calif.; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Andreason's Cremation & Burial Service of Eugene is in charge of arrangements.
A service of remembrance will be held Dec. 11 for former Eugene resident George Robert McBride of Portland, who died Nov. 19 of pneumonia. He was 79.
McBride was born March, 4, 1925, in Albany, to George and Grace McCalley McBride. He married Marian Slattery on Oct. 20, 1950, in Roseburg.
He lived in Eugene, graduating from Eugene High School and from the University of Oregon with a bachelor's degree in political science. He served in the Navy in World War II.
He lived in Eugene until 1980, then moved to Seal Beach, Calif. He had lived in Portland since 2004. He was a service manager and worked for Mack Truck for 40 years, retiring in 1990. He enjoyed sailing , steam trains and working with his hands, and built his first sailboat. He belonged to the Eugene Yacht Club.
Survivors include his wife; three sons, Steven of Eugene, Mark of Keizer and Craig of Burbank, Calif.; and a grand- child.
The Dec. 11 service will be held at 11 a.m. in Bateman Carroll Funeral Chapel in Gresham.
SPRINGFIELD - Raymond H. "Ray" Moulton of Springfield died Nov. 28 of a heart attack. He was 86. No service is planned.
Moulton was born Nov. 29, 1917, in San Jose, Calif., to Raymond and Frieda Moulton. He married Margaret Haygood-Schaffer on Aug. 24, 1958, in Reno, Nev.
He lived in San Jose until 1937. He served in the Navy Seabees during World War II, from 1943 to 1945, in the South Pacific and Okinawa, Japan. After the war, he settled in the Eugene-Springfield area. He worked for Weyerhaeuser from 1949 to 1979, starting as a millwright and retiring as a supervisor. He also had worked in construction and welding trades.
Moulton volunteered with the Eugene Police Department from 1954 to 1957. He enjoyed the outdoors, big game hunting and fishing. He belonged to the National Rifle Association and was a grand champion marksman.
Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Janice Frack of San Jose, Calif., and Judith Traynor of Roseville, Calif.; two stepdaughters, Margaret Bloom of Brookings and Doreen Sage of Springfield; two stepsons, Ken Schaffer of Springfield and John Schaffer of Terrebonne; a sister, Helen Lamkin of Yearington, Neb.; 18 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren and 17 great-great-grandchildren. Two grandsons, Joe Portugal and Steve Schaffer, died previously.
Andreason's Cremation & Burial Service of Eugene is in charge of arrangements.
Emily Florence Salman of Eugene died Nov. 25 of age-related causes. She was 83.
Salman was born Feb. 1, 1921, in Bloomington, Calif., to Nelson and Estella McCormick Rose. She married Alton "Bud" Salman in Las Vegas on March 23, 1941. He died Sept. 27, 1993.
She grew up and lived in various cities in Southern California, graduating from Colton High School in 1938. She attended San Bernardino Valley College for two years. She moved to Eugene in 1991.
She was a homemaker interested in Bible reading, game shows and gambling at Lake Tahoe. She was active in church youth groups and the Parent-Teacher Association.
She was a member of the Methodist Church in Rialto, Calif.
Survivors include three sons, Richard of Eugene, Steven of Springfield, and Thomas of Santa Barbara, Calif.; a sister, Lillian Baker of Rialto; six grandchildren and six great- grandchildren.
Private burial occurred Monday at Rest-Haven Memorial Park and Funeral Home in Eugene.
Bradley Alan Rozell of Eugene died Nov. 27 at age 54. His family chose not to list the cause of death.
Rozell was born May 13, 1950, in Spokane to Paul and Dorothy Jahnke Rozell. He moved to Eugene in 1960 and graduated from Sheldon High School in 1969.
He held a variety of jobs, including working as a food handler at the Lane County Fairgrounds for five years.
Survivors include his parents, of Eugene; and two brothers, Kenneth of Vida and David of Milwaukie.
No service is planned. Inurnment will be at West Lawn Memorial Park in Eugene. Chapel of Memories is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.
The memorial service will be held Dec. 4 for Chester M. Christopherson of Eugene, who died Nov. 14 of liver cancer. He was 85.
Christopherson was born Jan. 20, 1919, in Tioga, N.D., to Olous and Karina Oakland Christopherson. He and his wife, Ingrid, were married May 8, 1948, in Tacoma, Wash.
After a four-year tour in the U.S. Navy, he went to work in plywood and in chemical manufacturing. He enjoyed fishing and working outdoors and was a member of the Elks lodge.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Jan of Portland and Gary of Eugene; a brother, Morris of Olympia; two sisters, Mildred Dahl and Helen Sater, both of Tacoma; six grandchildren and two great-grand- children.
Saturday's service will be at 1 p.m. at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Eugene, with private inurnment at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland. Andreason's Cremation & Burial Service in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sacred Heart Hospice or Our Redeemer Lutheran Church.
SPRINGFIELD - A memorial service will be held Dec. 4 for Richard Carlton "Dick" Glidden of Springfield, who died Nov. 28 of cancer. He was 73.
He was born March 8, 1931, in McCloud, Calif., to Willis Atwood and Thirza Cooper Glidden. He married Margaret Stevens on April 18, 1954, in Klamath Falls.
Glidden graduated from Klamath Union High School, Oregon State University and Seminary. He served in the Air Force for four years in Korea.
He was an Episcopal priest, serving St. John the Divine Episcopal Church in Springfield from 1971 to 1997. He had been a member of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Cottage Grove since 1997. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, gardening, carving and watching sports.
Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Margaret Glidden and Judith Martinson, both of Springfield; a sister, Betty King of Springfield; and three grandchildren.
Saturday's service will be held at 11 a.m. in St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Cottage Grove. Buell Funeral Chapel of Springfield is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church.
SPRINGFIELD - The funeral will be held Dec. 3 for Hattie C. Hummel of Springfield, who died Nov. 28 of age-related causes. She was 80.
She was born July 26, 1924, in Merna, Neb., to Oscar and Aran Cutler Wilson. She married Albert Hummel on Aug. 8, 1950, in Alma, Neb. He died in 1992.
She had worked as a cook in restaurants in Nebraska. She was a volunteer for and member of The Salvation Army.
Survivors include a son, Ed of Springfield; a daughter, Susan Ekstein of Glenvil, Neb.; three grandchildren and eight grandchildren.
Friday's service and burial will be held at 11 a.m. at Springfield Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home.
Eugene L. Carson of Eugene died Nov. 28 of heart failure. He was 78. No service is planned.
He was born Oct. 8, 1926, in Clark County, Wash., to Garrett and Amelia Trump Carson. He married Hazel J. Leaming on Aug. 16, 1987, in Reno, Nev.
Carson grew up in Washington and served in the Air Force during the Korean War. For 33 years, he was a conductor of the Southern Pacific Railroad. He also lived in Mulino and Portland before moving to Eugene in about 1974. He enjoyed fishing, computers and traveling.
Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Zelda and Zebra; three stepdaughters, Bonita Roberts of Springfield, Gail Logan of Crabtree and Nancy Leaming of Coburg; a stepson, Roger Leaming of Albany; a brother, LeRoy of Vancouver, Wash.; a sister, Gloria Garrison of Ridgefield, Wash.; three grandchildren and a great- grand-child.
Inurnment will be in Willamette National Cemetery in Portland. Poole-Larsen Funeral Home of Eugene is in charge of arrangements.
COTTAGE GROVE - A memorial service will be held Dec. 4 for Guy Herman Hollowell of Cottage Grove, who died Nov. 23 of heart failure. He was 50.
Hollowell was born Oct. 3, 1954, in Gardena, Calif., to Charles and Dorothy Gagnier Hollowell. He grew up and attended school in Torrance, Calif.
He later owned and operated a janitorial service in Ontario, Calif. He had lived in the Cottage Grove area for 16 years.
An outdoorsman, Hollowell enjoyed family camping trips, sports, fishing and hunting. He also enjoyed collecting hats and "Little House on the Prairie" memorabilia. He belonged to Cottage Grove Family Praise Center and was a volunteer for senior meals.
Survivors include three sons, Joshua, Jacob and Joseph, all of Cottage Grove; three sisters, Judy Lenard of Cottage Grove, Georgine Inman of Torrance, Calif., and Peggy Bair of Hemet, Calif.; and seven grandchildren.
Saturday's service will be held at noon at Cottage Grove Family Praise Center. Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel of Cottage Grove is in charge of arrangements.
A memorial service will be held Dec. 4 for Gerrit Duiker of Eugene, who died Dec. 1 of leukemia. He was 65.
Duiker was born May 19, 1939, in Leiderdorp, The Netherlands. He and his wife, Anneke, were married June 17, 1961, in Edmonton, Alberta.
He worked for Ehlers Construction as an estimator. He enjoyed woodworking, singing and spending time with his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife; a son, Paul, and daughter, Diane Yrigollen, both of Eugene; three brothers and four sisters, all of Canada; and four grand- children.
Saturday's service will be at 11 a.m. at Cascade Presbyterian Church in Eugene. Andreason's Cremation & Burial Service in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.
James "Jim" Reding of Seattle, formerly of Springfield, died Nov. 25 of a heart attack. He was 62.
Reding was born July 25, 1942, to Eugene and Marie Reding. He graduated from Springfield High School and earned a journalism degree from the University of Oregon.
Reding's 45-year newspaper career took him from sports writing at The Register-Guard and the Springfield News to editing at the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin to the top sports editing post at The Post-Intelligencer in Seattle. He later became the prep sports coordinator at The Seattle Times.
He enjoyed traveling to Nebraska - where he lived in childhood - to watch the College World Series. He could also play piano; his family said his "fingers just floated across the keys." He enjoyed the beach, reading and his cats.
He received honors from baseball coaches, football coaches and track and field officials during his career. He helped start the Blue Mountain Sports Awards for student athletes, teams and coaches in Walla Walla.
He once told Union-Bulletin writer Jim Buchan, who eulogized him in a column last week, that "There was nothing more enjoyable to him than covering a basketball game in a cracker-box gym in front of a three-piece band in a setting where the coach also directs the band and drives the bus."
Survivors include his parents of Springfield; three brothers, Ken of Casa Grande, Ariz., Arlen of Fayetteville, Ga., Ron of Norfolk, Va.; and two sisters, Judy Kahler of Osmond, Neb., and Diane Alexander of Eugene.
First Call Plus in Seattle is in charge of arrangements.
George Leonard of Abbeville, La., formerly of Eugene, died Oct. 31 of age-related causes. He was 98.
Leonard was born Oct. 5, 1906, in Breaux Bridge, La., to Jean and Cecile Guidry Leonard. He married Mary Ellen Motty in Abbeville on Oct. 9, 1937. She died on Feb. 21,1985, after 57 years of marriage.
He previously lived in the Louisiana towns of Kaplan, New Iberia and Lafayette. He attended the Simon School of Pharmacy in New Orleans receiving his license in 1927. He worked as a pharmacist until his retirement. He was recognized by the Louisiana Pharmacy Association for 50 years of service. He also served as a member of the Knights of Columbus.
Survivors include two daughters, Mary Virginia Leonard Hurwitz of Eugene, and Anne Cecile Leonard of St. Cloud, Minn.; five grandchildren and four great-grand- children.
Services were held in Abbeville. Vincent Funeral Home in Abbeville was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Acadiana, 2600 Johnston St., Suite 236, Lafayette, LA 70503, or Sacred Heart Hospice of Eugene.
SPRINGFIELD - A memorial gathering will be held later for David L. Wiscarson of Springfield, who died Nov. 28. He was 43. The family chose not to list the cause of death.
Wiscarson was born Dec. 15, 1960, in Red Bluff, Calif., to Lyle Lloyd and Nora Elizabeth "Jane" Pearson Wiscarson.
He was a logger, and previously lived in Oroville, Calif., Eugene and Washington.
Survivors include two brothers, Jonathan of Springfield and Lyle of Portland.
Burial will be in Brumbaugh Cemetery in Cottage Grove. Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel of Cottage Grove is in charge of arrangements.
A celebration of life will be Dec. 5 for Tyson Mageo-White of Eugene, who died Nov. 29 of leukemia. He was 11.
Mageo-White was born Sept. 27, 1993, in Portland to Curtis and Amy Saling White, and he grew up in Ashland.
He attended Walker Elementary School in Ashland and Sumpter Elementary School in Salem. He loved video games, football, tag, Top Raman with cheese, comic books and Pokemon cards.
He is survived by his father, Curtis White of Lompoc, Calif.; his mother, Amy Mageo of Eugene; his step-father, Uta Mageo of Medford; two brothers, Curtis Mageo-White and Uta Mageo of Eugene; three sisters, Sadie Mageo of Eugene and Adrianna Mageo and Deanndra Mageo, both of Klamath Falls.
Sunday's celebration will be at 1 p.m. in the EMU Ballroom at the University of Oregon. Poole-Larsen Funeral Home in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Sacred Heart Hospice Pediatric Palliative Care, 1121 Fairfield Ave., Eugene.
GARDINER - The graveside funeral will be held Dec. 6 for Bruce Martin Buseman of Gardiner, who died Nov. 27 of heart disease. He was 63.
Buseman was born March 17, 1941, in Clay County, Kansas, to Ted and Catherine Martin Buseman. He married Judy Kirkpatrick on Aug. 14, 2003, in Florence.
In the 1970s, he played baseball in the minor leagues with the Dodgers organization. He enjoyed sports, animals and collecting Elvis memorabilia. He was a member of St. John's Catholic Church in Reedsport.
Survivors include his wife; his son, Ted of Gardiner; and a step-daughter, Debbie Deal of Mount Home, Idaho.
Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at Dunes Memorial Chapel in Reedsport. Monday's service will be at 11 a.m. at Reedsport Masonic Cemetery.
Robert Newberry Power, 79, of Springfield died Nov. 28. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Dec. 11 at Tigard Church of God, 15670 98th St., Tigard.
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