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Avajeanne Clark

SPRINGFIELD - A memorial service will be held Jan. 13 for Avajeanne Clark of Springfield, who died Jan. 9 of leukemia. She was 80.

She was born Aug. 9, 1924, in Rosboro, Ark., to William and Eva Baker Edom. She married Clarence Clark on March 23, 1945, in Springfield. He died April 16, 2002.

She graduated from Springfield High School in 1941, and later earned an associate's degree in accounting from Lane Community College. She worked for several years for the telephone company, training operators.

She was a pianist, organist and artist. Later in life, she took up Chinese brush painting. She enjoyed music and reading, was active in her church, Ebbert Memorial United Methodist Church, and was a member of the Women's Circle.

Survivors include her daughter, Lori McCormick of Eugene, and one grandson. A daughter, Janette Neill, died June 4, 1998.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Buell Funeral Chapel in Springfield. Thursday's service will be at 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Oregon Mozart Players, P.O. Box 11474, Eugene, OR 97440, or to the Ebbert Memorial United Methodist Church endowment fund.

Louise Zamorano

The memorial service will be Jan. 15 for Louise Eunice Zamorano of Eugene, who died Jan. 7 of cancer. She was 93.

She was born June 1, 1911, in Oklahoma City to Edward William and Gertrude Hunter Menke. She lived in Quincy, Ill., until age 9, when the family moved to Pensacola, Fla. She moved to San Diego in 1924, and had lived in Eugene since 1942.

She married Lido L. Zamorano on Aug. 9, 1929, in San Diego. He died in June 1985.

She enjoyed Scrabble and Rummy, growing flowers and gardening, crocheting, and talking to people about the Bible. She was a Jehovah's Witness.

Survivors include two daughters, Clara Long and Anita Melhorn, both of Eugene; a son, David of Oregon City; a brother, Warren Menke of Merlin; a sister, Margaret Erro of Eugene; and 15 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. A son, Ramon, died previously.

Saturday's service will be at 5 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 3750 Barger Drive. Lane Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Sacred Heart.

Charles Pierce

The graveside funeral will be held Jan. 12 for Charles George Pierce of Eugene, who died Jan. 8 of age-related causes. He was 91.

He was born July 11, 1913, in Belton, Ky., to Fred and Ruth Kuhn Pierce. He married Martha Brown on Aug. 28, 1938, in Yuma, Ariz. She died Aug. 24, 1997.

He owned a dry cleaning business in Southern California before moving to Elmira in 1944. He worked for Siegmund's Cleaners in Eugene for several years, then worked for Western Lane Forest Products in charge of a fire crew. Eventually, he became a mechanic for the company, maintaining equipment and vehicles.

He liked RadioShack and its gadgets. He also enjoyed reading. He was a member of the Veneta Alliance Church and later of the Eugene Christian and Missionary Alliance Church.

Survivors include his daughters, Dottie Martin of Eugene and Georgia Macklin of Harrison, Idaho; seven grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. A great-grandson, Charlie, and great-granddaughter, Paige, died previously.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday at Chapel of Memories Funeral Home in Eugene. Wednesday's service will be at 2 p.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery in Eugene.

Memorial contributions may be made to Eugene Alliance Church, 490 Howard Ave., Eugene, OR 97404.

Josephine Ketchum

The funeral will be today, Jan. 11, for Josephine Marie Ketchum of Eugene, who died Jan. 8 of age-related causes. She was 94.

Ketchum was born April 16, 1910, in Moscow, Idaho, to Lewis and Zelma Longstreet Hall. She married Charles Ketchum on Jan. 23, 1933, in Nampa, Idaho. He died April 20, 1989.

She graduated from Northwest Nazarene College in Nampa in 1932. She lived in Laurel, Mont., and moved to Eugene in 1943. She had been a teacher at Colin Kelly Junior High School and Cal Young Junior High School. She enjoyed sewing, cooking, painting, fishing, camping and travel. She was a longtime member of the First Church of the Nazarene.

Survivors include a son, Calvin Ketchum of Eugene; a daughter, Kathleen Kirby of Milledgeville, Ga.; a sister, Rachel Scheel of Medford; eight grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. A daughter, Carolyn Tindall, and two great-grandchildren died previously.

Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. today at Rest-Haven Memorial Park in Eugene, with the entombment service following at 2 p.m. Musgrove Family Mortuary, Eugene, in charge of arrangements.

Joyce Edzards

CRESWELL - A celebration of life will be Jan. 15 for Joyce Ferguson Edzards of Creswell, who died Jan. 6 of cancer. She was 63.

Edzards was born Dec. 4, 1941, in Wichita, Kan., to Joseph and Fannie Cannaday Ferguson.

She had lived in Eugene for 57 years. She was a care provider and owned and operated a foster care home for five years. She had taken classes to become a registered nurse.

She enjoyed spending time with her family, camping, gardening, cooking and crocheting. She also enjoyed singing, belonged to a country and western band that made a record in Nashville and had toured with Cumberland shows. She had lived in Lane County for 57 years.

Survivors include two daughters, Linda Cortez of Junction City and Becky Golden of Florida; a son, John McCammon of Creswell; two brothers, Bob Ferguson and Cecil Ferguson, both of North Carolina; two sisters, Jean Hill and Sherry Lutje, both of Creswell; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. A son, Ashley "Peck" McCammon, a daughter, Cynthia Moon, and twin great-grandsons, Austen and Ayden Evenson, all died previously.

Saturday's celebration of life will be held at 3 p.m. at 981 N. Ridge Ave. in Springfield.

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

Kenneth Baird

PLEASANT HILL - A memorial service will be held Jan. 12 for Kenneth Carl "Kenny" Baird of Pleasant Hill, who died Jan. 8 of leukemia. He was 71.

Baird was born Feb. 9, 1933, in Wichita Falls, Texas, to Cicero and Vada Shaw Baird. He married Virginia Mae "Ginger" Campbell on June 14, 1952, in Pleasant View, Colo.

He had worked as a truck driver. He lived in the Eugene-Springfield area for 42 years and previously lived in Moab, Utah. He enjoyed the Oregon Coast, hunting, fishing and spending time with his family and friends.

Survivors include his wife; five daughters, Kim Matslerand Kelly Palo, both of Springfield, Brenda Hamlow of McKenzie Bridge, Bobbie Macauley of Lebanon and Kristi Buckley of Orinda, Calif.; two sons, Steve of Springfield and Rick of Pleasant Hill; two brothers, Gordon of Brookings and Wayne of Camp Verde, Ariz.; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. A granddaughter, Stephanie Baird, died previously.

Wednesday's service will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Walterville Grange at 39259 Camp Creek Road in Walterville. Poole-Larsen Funeral Home in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia Society.

Bill Martindale

REEDSPORT - The funeral will be held Jan. 15 for Bill Bryson Martindale of Reedsport, who died Jan. 7 of age-related causes. He was 74.

Martindale was born June 29, 1930, in Coalinga, Calif., to Ellis and Nellie Jeffers Martindale. He married Polly Morris in Reno, Nev., on Sept. 30, 1950.

He graduated from Coquille High School in 1950, where he excelled in basketball and track.

He moved to Reedsport in 1968 and worked as plant manager for Empire Gas.

After his retirement, he worked part time as a grounds keeper for the Reedsport School District.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting and dancing. He especially enjoyed watching his grandchildren play sports and spending time with family.

Martindale's family will remember him as having strong moral values and the respect of others.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Gary of Albany and Larry of Florence; a daughter, Leann Stuller of Reedsport; a brother, Dick of Coquille; two sisters, Ann Shearer of Medford and Margie Buoy of Central Point; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at Dunes Memorial Chapel in Reedsport. Saturday's service will be at 10 a.m. at Reedsport Foursquare Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Reedsport Junior/Senior High School Athletic Fund, 2260 Longwood, Reedsport, OR 97467.

Douglass Lagenor

OAKRIDGE - A celebration of life will be held Jan. 12 for Douglass Duane Lagenor of Oakridge, who died Jan. 7 of age-related causes. He was 81.

Lagenor was born July 30, 1923, in Penn Yan, N.Y., to Leland and Pearl Fredericks Lagenor. He married Dorothy Evelyn Montgomery on June 1, 1951, in Newark, N.Y.

After graduating from high school, he was licensed as a minister. He lived in Newark, N.Y., from 1951 to 1954, then lived in Clifton Springs, N.Y., until 1962. He had lived in Oakridge for 43 years.

He was a custodian for 27 years, including service as head custodian at Oakridge High School and previously worked at Westfir Middle School.

He also had worked as a carpenter and a minister and served in the Air Force.

Lagenor belonged to Open Bible Standard Church and the Oregon School Employees Association. He enjoyed people, reading, gardening, and witnessing about his faith to others.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Lisa Buttram of Oakridge and Rebecca Buford of Freeport, Fla.; a son, Stanley Montgomery of Hendersonville, N.C.; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. His first wife, Ruth Lois Reazor Lagenor, and a son, Sidney Montgomery, died previously.

Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today, Jan. 11, in Oakridge Chapel of the Woods Funeral Home. Burial will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Forestvale Memorial Park in Oakridge.

Wednesday's celebration will be held at 3:30 p.m. in the auditorium at Oakridge High School.

A fellowship potluck will follow at 5 p.m. at Oakridge Nazarene Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia Foundation.

Tammie Buss

SPRINGFIELD - A memorial service will be held Jan. 15 for Tammie Lue Buss of Springfield, who died Jan. 7 of complications of diabetes. She was 50.

Buss was born May 30, 1954, in Enid, Okla., to Melvin Gale and Ruth Martin Hunt Shores. She married Byron Allan Buss on May 28, 1977, in Trent.

She lived in Enid until 1968, then moved to Pleasant Hill. She graduated from Pleasant Hill High School in 1972 and later received an associate's degree in bookkeeping from Lane Community College.

She worked as a bookkeeper for ELJAY Manufacturing, Leavitt's Freight and Looking Glass Counseling Center, retiring in 2000.

She enjoyed spending time with her family, gardening, flowers and watching softball games.

Survivors include her husband; her mother and stepfather, Ruth and Don Gambill of Roseburg; and a sister, Teri Randazzo of Springfield. A brother, Richard Shores, died in 1995, and another brother, Craig Shores, died in 1992.

Saturday's service will be held at 1 p.m. at Twin Rivers Baptist Church in Springfield. A reception will follow at the church.

Buell Funeral Chapel in Springfield is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Diabetes Association.

Madolyn Sheely

The funeral will be held Jan. 13 for Madolyn Sheely of Eugene, who died Jan. 8 of age-related causes. She was 91.

Sheely was born July 25, 1913, in Salem to Abraham and Stella Chrichlow McKillop. She married Charles Bier in 1933 in Salem. He later died, and she married Aubrey Sheely in 1950 in Salem.

She attended Salem public schools and graduated from Salem High School. She attended business college in Salem. She lived in Salem until 1950, then moved to Spokane. She was a teller at Ladd & Bush Bank in Salem for many years and later was head bookkeeper at the Salem Statesman newspaper. She moved to Eugene in 2004. She enjoyed crafts, flowers, cooking and entertaining.

She belonged to the Congregational Church, Daughters of the Nile, Beta Sigma Phil, the Sky View Garden Club and the Knife and Fork Club of Spokane.

Survivors include a daughter, Shirley Lowe of Eugene; two stepdaughters, Rozanne Winters and Patricia Conley, both of Spokane; a stepson, Patrick Sheely, also of Spokane; a sister, Maxine DeArmond of Salem; 11 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. Her second husband died previously.

The first funeral was held in Eugene at Poole-Larsen Funeral Home in Eugene. Thursday's funeral and burial will be held at 1 p.m. in Fairmont Memorial Park Chapel in Spokane.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Lilac Blind Foundation, 1212 N. Howard St., Spokane, WA 99201-2410.


Harley C. "Bud" Campbell, 90, of Eugene, died Jan. 4. He married Elizabeth Ward on Dec. 24, 1938, in Fairfield, Iowa. The funeral was held in Wesley United Methodist Church and burial was in Rest Lawn Memorial Park in Salem. Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

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Date:Jan 11, 2005
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