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Byline: The Register-Guard

Pat Houle

The funeral will be Jan. 3 for Pat "Juanita" Houle of Eugene, who died Dec. 29 of respiratory failure. She was 71.

Houle was born April 11, 1933, in Weiser, Idaho, to Charles and Juanita Willis Shaw. She married Leon Henry Houle, Jr. in Portland on Jan. 30, 1952. He died in March 1988.

Houle grew up in Portland, graduating from Roosevelt High School, and attended Portland State University. She moved to Eugene in 1964.

Houle worked at Riviera Florist, then in the refrigeration equipment industry, for Peerless and Thermal Supply, for 30 years.

She enjoyed square dancing, reading, antiques and spending time with family. Houle was a member of the Refrigeration Service Engineers Society and the Civil Air Patrol.

Survivors include two sons, Leon of Cottage Grove and Charles of Gresham; two sisters, Barbara Joyce Harmon of Vernonia and Fawnita Shaw of Portland; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Monday's service will be at 1 p.m. at Musgrove Family Center, with burial to follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Connie Moore

A memorial service will be held Jan. 2 for Connie Grace Moore of Eugene, who died Dec. 26 of heart failure. She was 64.

Moore was born Jan. 26, 1940, in Wichita, Kan., to Oliver and Minnie Edgar Hudlin. She married Donald Moore on Dec. 27, 1958, in Newport. He died in 2000.

She graduated from Newport High School. She enjoyed being a mother, building miniature houses, travel and creative activities.

She also enjoyed collecting items related to Elvis Presley and Coca-Cola. She belonged to the Santa Clara Church of Christ and the American Legion.

Survivors include a son, Donnie Moore of Eugene; a daughter, Gail-lynn Overton of Gold Beach; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Sunday's service will be held at 3 p.m. in the Santa Clara Church of Christ in Eugene. Chapel of Memories Funeral Home in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Richard Hill Sr.

LEABURG - The funeral will be held Jan. 4 for Richard Paul "Monk" Hill Sr. of Leaburg, who died Dec. 29 of emphysema. He was 72.

Hill was born Sept. 28, 1932, in Maude, Okla. He married Bonnie Jean Elce on March 12, 1955, in Gardena, Calif.

He served in the Air Force for four years. He had worked as a waterfront mechanic in the Matson Terminal in Wilmington, Calif.

He had lived in Leaburg for 10 years and previously lived in Wilmington. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and shooting pool, and belonged to the Torrance Moose Lodge.

Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Shelly Hill and Crystal Hill, both of Torrance, Calif., and Valerie Sulpy of Snellville, Ga.; three sons, Walter, Kenneth and Richard Jr., all also of Snellville; a sister, Virginia Allen of Independence, Mo.; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Tuesday's graveside service will be at 3 p.m. in Greenwood Cemetery in Leaburg. Andreason's Cremation & Burial Service in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Gene Guthrie

SPRINGFIELD - A memorial service will be held Jan. 9 for Gene L. "Butch" Guthrie of Springfield, who died Dec. 26 of acute leukemia. He was 59.

Guthrie was born May 1, 1945, in Bremerton, Wash., to E.L. and Lora Wilson Guthrie. He married Gale Guthrie on Dec. 6, 1980, in Springfield.

He graduated from Thurston High School in 1963. He served in the Coast Guard. He had worked as a groundman and was a member of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 659.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Melissa Eisel of Springfield; three sons, Ben Suby of Springfield, Gene Guthrie of Lebanon, Dean Guthrie of Seattle; his mother, Lora Heavilin of Springfield; two sisters, Lorna Zimmerman of Springfield and Sharon Hoffmann of Milton-Freewater; and eight grand- children.

The Jan. 9 service will be held at 1 p.m. at Major Family Funeral Home in Springfield.

Nora Keim

The funeral will be held today for Nora H. Keim of Eugene, who died Dec. 29 of age-related causes. She was 98.

Keim was born Feb. 3, 1906, in High Point, N.C., to Leander and Eugenia Blackwell Jones. She married Albert Keim on Aug. 2, 1966, in Warren, Mich. He died in 1985.

She was primarily a homemaker, though she started working when she was 10 in the hosiery mills in High Point. She worked as a secretary for the Church of God Seventh Day from 1943 to 1962. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting and reading.

She belonged to the Church of God Seventh Day.

Keim lived in Canada from 1966 to 1998, then lived in Claremore, Okla., until 2001. She had lived in Eugene for the past three years.

Survivors include three stepdaughters, Lillian Shapitta of Eugene, Violet Chalus of Calgary, Alberta and Elvira Allen of Whitefox, Saskatchewan; a stepson, Marvin Keim of Eugene; 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

West Lawn Memorial Park & Funeral Home of Eugene will be open for viewing from 1 to 2:15 p.m. today. Today's service will follow at 2:30 p.m. in the funeral home. Burial will be in the Church of God Seventh Day Cemetery in Acme, Alberta, Canada.

Memorial contributions may be made to Spring Vale Academy in Owosso, Mich.

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