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Lorrence Piper

Private family services are planned for Lorrence Allen Piper of Eugene, who died Nov. 30 of age-related causes. He was 80.

Piper was born May 1, 1924, in Dayscreek to Kenneth and Ann Penoyer. He married Maxine Temple Walling in 1955. They later divorced, and he married Nellie Herring in 1972 in Coquille.

He graduated from Harrisburg High School in 1941. He served in the Navy from 1942 to 1948 as a pharmacist mate third class, spending four years on the USS Rixey. He returned to Harrisburg and later moved to the Coquille and Coos Bay area. He worked in a sawmill for Coos Bay Lumber Co., eventually purchased by Georgia-Pacific, from 1949 to 1986, then he retired.

Piper belonged to Coquille Valley Elks 1935 and Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a member and past master of Chadwick Lodge 68. He belonged to the Coquille Methodist Church. He enjoyed golf and hunting.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Janice McCartney of Clackamas; two sons, Doug Walling of Eugene and Jamie Herring of Brookings; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Private family graveside services, with military honors, will be in Willamette National Cemetery in Portland. Amling-Schroeder Funeral Service of Coquille is in charge of arrangements.

Martin Search

SPRINGFIELD - A memorial service will be Dec. 6 for Martin James Search, who died Dec. 1 at age 34. The family chose not to list a cause of death.

Search was born April 14, 1970, in Bend to Vernon and MaryLee Holyfield Martin Search. He married Nikki Search in Caldwell, Idaho, on Jan. 2, 1999.

Search lived in Caldwell and Wilder, Idaho, and in Springfield for four years. Search graduated from Wilder High School and he attended Boise State University for two years.

He worked as a tire sales and service representative at Les Schwab Tires.

He enjoyed snow skiing, motorcycles, karaoke, and hunting with his stepson.

Survivors include his wife; his parents; his grandmother, Arlene Search; a son, Christopher; a daughter, Brittney; a stepson, Alan Green; and a granddaughter.

Monday's service will be in Caldwell, Idaho.

England's Eugene Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


Vinona "Vi" Koller, 72, of La Pine and formerly of Eugene, died Nov. 27. She was born Jan. 17, 1932, in Omaha, Neb., to Olga Haugen. Autumn Funeral Home in Bend was in charge of arrangements.

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Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
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Date:Dec 5, 2004
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