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Britton Hurst Sr.

COTTAGE GROVE - Visitation will be held Dec. 6 and services will be private for Britton N. Hurst Sr. of Cottage Grove, who died Dec. 1 of heart failure. He was 67.

Hurst was born Sept. 29, 1937, in Cottage Grove to Harold and Ruth Fields Hurst.

He graduated from high school in Cottage Grove and worked as an overhead crane operator for Weyerhaeuser. He served in the Army Reserve.

Hurst enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and spending time with his children.

Survivors include two sons, Neil Jr. of Prineville and James of Creswell; a brother, Harold of Cottage Grove; a stepdaughter, Tanya Thompson of Cottage Grove; and five grandchildren.

Monday's visitation will be held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel & Crematorium in Cottage Grove. The private, family graveside service will be held in Fir Grove Cemetery in Cottage Grove.

George McBride

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 1983. 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. He had 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 one grandchild.

The Dec. 11 service will be held at 11 a.m. in Bateman Carroll Funeral Chapel in Gresham. Memorial contributions may be made to National Liberty Ship in San Francisco.

Beulah Nerlie

COTTAGE GROVE - Beulah Mae Babb Nerlie of Cottage Grove died Nov. 29 of age-related causes. She was 97. No service is planned.

She was born Oct. 19, 1907, in Diller, Neb., to Jonathan Otis and Lula Blanche Hayworth Babb. She married Arthur Gorman Nerlie on June 4, 1928, in Menaga, Minn. He died in 1969.

Nerlie, a homemaker, had lived in Cottage Grove since 1945 and previously lived in Nevis, Minn., and Fargo, N.D. She belonged to the Church of Christ.

She enjoyed bowling, belonging to several leagues until she was in her 80s. She had been honored by Jerry Lewis for bowling 25 consecutive games to earn $500 for muscular dystrophy causes.

Survivors include two daughters, Ramona Belk and Elaine Munroe, both of Cottage Grove; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

Andreason's Cremation & Burial Service of Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Willa Solander

Willa "June" Solander of Eugene died Nov. 28 of age-related causes. She was 84. No service is planned.

She was born June 1, 1920, in Doty, Wash., to Clyde and Bertha Smothers. She married Joe Solander on July 26, 1940, in Aberdeen, Wash. He died in 1991.

Solander graduated from Weatherwax High School in 1939. She had worked as a telephone operator and clerk for the Eugene Hotel. She enjoyed reading and knitting.

Survivors include a son, Robert of Eugene; a daughter, Carla Leach of Springfield; and two grandchildren.

Rest-Haven Memorial Park & Funeral Home in Eugene is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Michael Phillips

A celebration of life is planned for a later date for Michael D. Phillips of Eugene, who died Nov. 30 of pancreatic cancer. He was 49.

Phillips was born March 30, 1955, in Eugene to Donavon and Dolores Watson Phillips. He was raised in Junction City by his father and stepmother, Jean Phillips. He attended Junction City High School and earned an associate's degree in accounting at Lane Community College.

He worked for Oregon Neurosurgery and formerly worked for many years at PeaceHealth. He enjoyed University of Oregon football with his family and friends, enjoyed walking with his German shepherd, Roscoe, and did gourmet cooking.

Survivors include his father and stepmother; his grandfather, George Watson of Junction City; two brothers, William of Junction City and Jeffrey of Springfield; five sisters, Charlotte Phillips Wisch of Lincoln, Neb., Patricia Phillips Litton of Junction City, and Paula Steptoe, Karla Palumbo and Darla Benevente, all of Riverside, Calif.

Andreason's Cremation & Burial Service in Eugene is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to ShelterCare, P.O. Box 23338, Eugene, OR 97402.

Steven Fields

Steven J. Fields of Eugene died Dec. 2 of cancer. He was 47.

Fields was born July 9, 1957, in Eugene to William and Nola McCool Fields.

A graduate of South Eugene High School, he worked in a plywood mill.

He enjoyed fishing, hiking and the outdoors.

Survivors include his parents; and a brother, Ron, of Springfield.

A sister, Tami Frank, died in 2002.

No service is planned. Chapel of Memories Funeral Home in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Inez Leonard

The funeral will be held Dec. 7 for Inez Marie Leonard of Scobey, Mont., formerly of Springfield, who died Nov. 26 of age-related causes. She was 102.

Leonard was born April 29, 1902, in Agency, Mo., to Levi and Katie Rogers Reynolds. She married Cecil Wilson Leonard on Oct. 27, 1926, in St. Joseph, Mo. He died Sept. 11, 1988.

Leonard lived in Dexter and Springfield from 1955 to 1989. She attended Gards Business University in Kansas City, Mo., for two years. A homemaker, she enjoyed quilting, gardening and reading the Bible.

She belonged to Immanuel Baptist Church in Springfield. On her 100th birthday, she received a letter from President Bush.

Survivors include three sons, Jimmy of Africa, Leland of Sun City, Ariz., and Chester of Rapid City, S.D.; three daughters, Lela Handran of Scobey, Mont., Barbara Ediger of Helena, Mont., and Cecile Posey, also of Sun City; 31 grandchildren; 64 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren. A grandson, David Handran, died in 1996 and a great-granddaughter, Lauren Handran, died in 1984.

Tuesday's service will be at 10 a.m. at Major Family Funeral Home in Springfield. A private burial will follow at Mount Vernon Cemetery in Springfield.

Major Family Funeral Home in Springfield is in charge of arrangements.

Richard Glidden

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 Church Divinity School of the Pacific 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; his daughter, Judith Martinson of Springfield; his son, Marc 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 in Springfield is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the church.

Louis Yankovich Sr.

A memorial service will be held Dec. 4 for Louis G. "Louie" Yankovich Sr. of Springfield, who died Nov. 29 of pneumonia. He was 87.

Yankovich was born April 14, 1917, in Diamondville, Wyo., to Martin and Mary Horvath Yankovich. He married Elizabeth Legan on Jan. 27, 1947, in Canon City, Colo.

He attended schools in Canon City. He served in the Army for four years in World War II in field artillery in the South Pacific. He lived in Naperville, Ill., and worked as a furniture upholsterer at Kroehler Manufacturing Co. there for more than 30 years. He had lived in Springfield for 24 years.

Yankovich enjoyed spending time with his family, gardening, woodworking and fishing. He belonged to St. Alice Catholic Church.

Survivors include his wife; four daughters, Elaine Graham of Springfield, Lisa Klotter of Eugene, Charlotte Jamieson of Avery, Calif., and Jeanette Hunt of Yorkville, Ill.; a son, Louie Jr. of Bend; two sisters, Mildred Pierce of Nucla, Colo., and Elsie Pierce of Canon City; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Saturday's service will be held at 11 a.m. in St. Alice Catholic Church in Springfield. Major Family Funeral Home of Springfield is in charge of arrangements.

Willard Rosborough

Recitation of the rosary and Mass of Christian Burial will be held Dec. 4 for former Eugene resident Willard "Will" Rosborough of Portland, who died Nov. 28 of age-related causes. He was 85.

He was born Jan. 26, 1919, in Seattle to Thomas and Mary Rosborough. He married Joan Hollis in April 1952 in Eugene. She died in 1990.

Rosborough served in the Army as a sergeant in field artillery in Alaska, France and Germany during World War II. A University of Oregon graduate, he lived in Eugene from 1947 to 1962. He had worked as vice president of First Interstate Bank of Oregon. He enjoyed yard work and woodworking. He was a longtime, active member of Holy Family Catholic Church and a volunteer for St. Vincent de Paul.

Survivors include two sons, Dan and Mike, both of Portland; a sister, Arlene Norkool of Kirkland, Wash.; and four grandchildren.

Saturday's services will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church in Portland, with recitation of the rosary at 7:40 a.m. followed by the funeral at 8 a.m. Private burial will be in Lincoln Memorial Park, Portland.

Connie Norton-Miska

MARCOLA - A celebration of life will be held Dec. 12 for Connie Norton-Miska of Marcola, who died Nov. 25 of complications of hepatitis. She was 55.

Norton- Miska was born Jan. 18, 1949, in Atlanta to Wesley and Carolyn Rucker. She married David Norton in 1979 in Felton, Calif. They later divorced. She married Michael Miska on Aug. 10, 2002, in Marcola.

She graduated from high school in Atlanta. She graduated from Georgia Baptist Nursing School in 1971 and became a registered nurse. In 1974, she moved to Santa Cruz, Calif., where she worked as a nurse. She moved to Marcola in 1990 and worked as an emergency room nurse at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Eugene for many years. She most recently worked at Sheldon Park Assisted Living.

Norton-Miska enjoyed attending her children's sporting events and was an Oregon Ducks and Mohawk High School sports fan. She also enjoyed gardening and the beach.

Survivors include her husband; two sons, Jon "Luke" Norton of Yelm, Wash., and Joseph Miska of Marcola; and two daughters, Abigail "Abby" Rose Norton of Springfield and Heather Miska of Marcola.

The Dec. 12 service will be held at 1 p.m. in Mohawk High School in Marcola. Musgrove Family Mortuary of Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to a fund in her name at Pacific Cascade Federal Credit Union, for Mohawk High School athletics.

Anna Marie Dreager

Anna Marie Dreager, 86, of Eugene, died Nov. 29 of age-related causes. She was 86. No service is planned.

She was born March 23, 1918, in McClelland, Iowa, to Carl and Margaret Simon Hayschildt. She married Clarence Dreager. He died in 1991.

Dreager had worked as an instructor at Barnes Beauty College in Council Bluffs, Iowa. She previously lived in Glenwood, Iowa, and had lived in Eugene for more than 10 years. She belonged to the American Legion Auxiliary and the River Road Senior Center.

Survivors include a daughter, Rosie Dreager of Eugene; a son, Carl Dreager of Orange, Calif.; a sister, Helen Wheeler of O'Brien; a domestic partner of 10 years, Howard Pinnock; and three grandchildren.

Murphy-Musgrove Funeral Home of Junction City is in charge of arrangements.

Joan Faiman

Joan Patricia Faiman of Eugene died Nov. 24 of kidney failure. She was 66.

Faiman was born Jan. 26, 1938, in Berkeley, Calif., to Melvin and Alice Cook Hunt. She married Donald Faiman on March 17, 1957.

She was a high school graduate and a homemaker, and enjoyed camping, fishing, crafts and cooking. She previously lived in Kelseyville, Tulare and Sacramento, all in California, and Las Vegas, Nev.

Survivors include her husband; her mother, of Eugene; three sons, Donald of Eugene, Christopher of Tulare, Calif., and Randall of Visalia, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

No service is planned. Andreason's Cremation and Burial Service is in charge of the arrangements.
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