A memorial gathering will be held Feb. 4 for Vashti Esther Rush of Eugene, who died Jan. 31 of age-related causes. She was 96.
She was born Nov. 28, 1908, in Tacoma, to John and Mary Potter Gaffney. She married Tommy Williams on July 3, 1926, in Coos Bay. They divorced in 1950. She later married Benjamin Rush in Portland. He died previously.
She worked as a florist for many years. She enjoyed reading, working in her rose garden, spending time with her family and at the coast and her kitties. She was a former member of Zonta Club of Eugene and a member of Glenwood Christian Church.
Survivors include her daughter, Pat Brooks-Mangers of Eugene; her son, Marvin Williams of Springfield; seven grandchildren and 11 great- grandchildren.
Friday's gathering will be at 3 p.m. at First Congregational Church in Eugene. Private burial will be at Rest-Haven Memorial Park in Eugene. Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.
The funeral will be held Feb. 4 for Floyd Clifford Lewman of Reno, Nev., and formerly of Springfield, who died Jan. 31 of age-related causes. He was 79.
Lewman was born Jan. 7, 1926, in Haxtun, Colo., to Arthur James and Daza "Pearl" Freemyer Lewman. He married Denise Barbier on Oct. 28,1973, in Reno.
He served in the Marine Corps, 4th Marine Division in World War II in the South Pacific Campaign on several islands. He was wounded on Iwo Jima and received the Purple Heart. He attended college for two years.
Lewman worked as a quality supervision inspector and was a certified inspector trainer for the American Plywood Association. He previously lived in Medford and Roseburg, and had lived in the Eugene-Springfield area since 1936. He recently moved to Reno for health reasons. He enjoyed golf, hunting, fishing and working in his yard.
He was a charter member of Springfield Elks Lodge 2145 and an associate member of Eugene Elks Lodge 357. He also belonged to Eugene area Eagles Lodge 275, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 293, American Legion Post 3 and Disabled American Veterans Chapter 42 in Springfield. He volunteered with Toys for Tots. He belonged to the Springfield Country Club and Ebbert Memorial United Methodist Church.
Survivors include two sons, Randy of Reno and Terry of Baltimore; a daughter, Linda Lewman of San Carlos, Mexico; a brother, Dean Lewman of Eugene; and a sister, Irene McChesney of Eugene. His wife died previously.
Thursday's visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Buell Funeral Chapel in Springfield.
Friday's graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. in Eagle Point National Cemetery in Eagle Point. Memorial contributions may be made to veterans' organizations.
The funeral will be held Feb. 5 for Hattie Helen Kadrmas of Eugene, who died Feb. 1 of congestive heart failure and cancer. She was 91.
She was born Dec. 25, 1913, in Dickinson, N.D., to Emil and Anna Nadvornick Privratsky. She married Edward Kadrmas on June 6, 1933, in Dickinson. They were later divorced.
She worked as a waitress at Del Rey and Seymour's restaurants in Eugene and later managed a Salvation Army store in Eugene.
She enjoyed polka music and dancing, knitting, watching the kids play ball and going fishing. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church.
Survivors include three daughters, Evelyn Ficek, Shirley Hemmitt and Linda Larion, all of Eugene; a son, Larry of Eugene; seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
Saturday's service will be at St. Mary Catholic Church in Eugene, with burial at West Lawn Memorial Park in Eugene. Chapel of Memories Funeral Home in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital or St. Mary Catholic Church.
JUNCTION CITY - A memorial celebration will be held Feb. 6 for Kathleen F. Perry of Junction City, who died Jan. 31 of heart failure. She was 63.
Perry was born Sept. 25, 1941, in Eugene, to Kenneth and Pauline Love Johnston. She married Ralph Perry Jr. on Dec. 17, 1961, in Portland.
She attended Northwest Christian College. She enjoyed being a wife, mother, grandmother, daughter and sister. She also enjoyed singing and praying. She belonged to Christ Center Church in Junction City.
Survivors include her husband; her father, of Sweet Home; three sons, Stephen of Eugene, Jason of Junction City and Patrick of Washougal, Wash.; a daughter, Kim Carmichael of Junction City; a sister, Gail Dell of Turner; and eight grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. today, Feb. 3, Friday and Saturday at Murphy-Musgrove Funeral Home in Junction City.
A memorial celebration will be held at 10:30 a.m. Sunday in Christ Center Church in Junction City.
Memorial contributions may be made to Christ Center, Tsunami Church Restoration Fund.
SPRINGFIELD - A memorial service will be held Feb. 5 for Merle Elwin Harbour of Springfield, who died Jan. 26 of age-related causes. He was 89.
Harbour was born Feb. 18, 1915, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, to Bernard and Jennie Heavin Harbour. He married Velma Irene Thornberry on Dec. 22, 1941, in Whittier, Calif.
He was a high school graduate and worked as a machinist for the Southern Pacific Railroad. He had lived in the Eugene-Springfield area since 1947. He enjoyed gardening, camping, spending time with his grandchildren, boating, water sports and mechanic work. He belonged to Immanuel Baptist Church and Twin Rivers Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife; four sons, Michael of Eugene, Dennis of Springfield, Terry of Roseburg and Timothy of Marcola-Springfield; a daughter, Patricia Morris of Albany; a sister, Velma Payne of Eugene; and 10 grandchildren.
Saturday's service will be held at 1 p.m. at River Road Baptist Church. Major Family Funeral Home in Springfield is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Eugene Mission.
SPRINGFIELD - The funeral will be held Feb. 4 for Melva J. Gregory of Springfield, who died Feb. 1 of cancer. She was 72.
Gregory was born Nov. 25, 1932, in Portland, to Orville and Josephine Webber Nye. She married Wayne Gregory on June 28, 1952, in Sweet Home.
She grew up in Foster and lived there until she married. A high school graduate, she attended Lane Community College for two years. She worked as a cook in the Walton kitchen at University of Oregon. She enjoyed camping, swimming, gardening and working in her flower beds.
Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Valerie Anderson of Gillette, Wyo.; two sisters, Beth Bean of Springfield and Orelleta Gibbs of Sweet Home; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. A daughter, Pamela Lynch, died March 31, 1995, and a great-great-grandchild, Kora Anderson, died April 11, 2003.
Friday's service will be held at 11 a.m. at Major Family Funeral Home in Springfield. Private burial will be in Springfield Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
The graveside funeral will be held Feb. 5 for Irma Victoria Koch of Eugene, who died Jan. 28 of age-related causes. She was 83.
Koch was born Feb. 1, 1921, in Fairview, Mont., to Herman and Karin Oleson Hanson. She married Jake Koch on Jan. 17, 1940, in Sidney, Mont. He died May 24, 2001.
She graduated from high school in Sidney, Mont., and worked for PayLess Drugs for 25 years. She enjoyed quilting, travel and spending time with her family. She belonged to Emmaus Lutheran Church.
Survivors include three daughters, Judy McKee of Bend, Kathy Broussard of Beaverton and Linda Azcarate of Ridgefield, Wash.; a brother, Arnold Hanson of Redding, Calif.; six sisters, Bertha Rongholt of Woodinville, Wash., Gerda Stordahl of Fairview, Mont., Lilly Vaira of San Jose, Calif., Eva Zander of Palo Alto, Calif., Olga Underdahl of Spokane and Delores Soelter of Dolan Springs, Ariz.; six grandchildren and three great-grand- children.
Saturday's service will be held at 1 p.m. in Lane Memorial Gardens in Eugene. Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Emmaus Lutheran Church or Eugene Hearing and Speech Center.
SPRINGFIELD - A memorial service will be held for Pamela Kay Crandell of Springfield, who died Jan. 28 of ovarian cancer. She was 56.
She was born Dec. 29, 1947, on a military base in Yokohama, Japan, to Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Reiten.
She graduated from Washington High School in Kent, Wash., and earned her certified nurses aide degree. She worked for five years at Cascade Manor Nursing Home and for 15 years at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Eugene.
She enjoyed playing with her grandbabies, bowling, golfing, reading, working in her yard, movies and shopping.
Survivors include her parents, now of Seattle; her daughter, Linnie Seaman of Eugene; her son, John Dungan of Stuart, Fla.; and four grandchildren. Triplet sons, Melvin, Norman and Jack Dungan, died Nov. 27, 1981.
Friday's service will be at 3:15 p.m. in the chapel at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Eugene. A celebration of life will be at 1 p.m. Feb. 11 in her home. Andreason's Cremation & Burial Service in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Sacred Heart.
A celebration of life will be held Feb. 4 for Fred McMahon of Eugene, who died Feb. 2 of heart disease. He was 83.
McMahon was born Jan. 31, 1922, in Muskegon, Mich., to Fred and Edwina Johansen McMahon. He married Marian Yant on Feb. 23, 1946, in Toledo, Ohio.
He attended public schools in Muskegon and received a law degree from the University of Michigan Law School. He served in the Army Air Force as a navigator in the Pacific Theater during World War II.
McMahon moved from Portland to Eugene in 1972. He was chairman and co-owner of Cascade Title Co. in Eugene. He belonged to the Oregon State Bar and the Eugene Executives Association. He was active in the title insurance industry and served as president of the Oregon Land Title Association.
Survivors include his wife; four sons, Tom of Eugene, Blake and Pat, both of Portland, and Mark of McLean, Va.; a daughter, Joan Schoen of Lake Oswego; and 14 grandchildren.
Friday's celebration will be held at 5 p.m. at the Town Club, on the ninth floor at 975 Oak St. in Eugene. Private inurnment will be at the family ranch. Poole-Larsen Funeral Home in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sacred Heart Medical Center Foundation.
REEDSPORT - The funeral will be held Feb. 4 for Geneva Alice Young of Reedsport, who died Jan. 31 of age-related causes. She was 92.
She was born Nov. 7, 1912, in Wilburton, Okla., to Edward and Minnie Harrington Brannon. She married Howard Young in 1953. He died in 1990.
A long-time resident of Reedsport, she worked as a school cook. She enjoyed gardening, canning and spending time with her grandchildren.
Survivors include three sons, Jack and Dick, both of Reedsport, and Bill Chronister of Juneau, Alaska; a daughter, Gerriane Hutchinson of Mountain Grove, Mo.; a sister, Hazel Lane of Selina, Kan.; 10 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Two sons, Jimmy Dodd and Orville Dodd, died previously.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Dunes Memorial Chapel in Reedsport. Friday's service will be at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with burial to follow at Reedsport Masonic Cemetery in Reedsport.
A celebration of life service will be held Feb. 4 for James Edward "Jim" Heiss of Eugene, who died Jan. 31 of complications of diabetes. He was 60.
Heiss was born Sept. 7, 1944, in Fort Smith, Ark., to Fred and Kathryn Hall Heiss. He married Jennifer Haycox on Dec. 15, 1970, in La Canada, Calif.
He attended St. Anne's Academy in Fort Smith and earned a bachelor of science degree in accounting at California State University at Los Angeles.
He served in the U.S. Navy from July 1966 to June 1968. He worked as a certified public accountant, at the University of Oregon and as associate director of student affairs.
He enjoyed gardening, fishing, spending time with his family, travel and bowling. He was a member of Boy Scouts, Oregon Community Credit Union and Roundtable of Eugene.
Survivors include his wife; his son, Jason of Altadena, Calif.; his daughter, Janet Heiss of Madison, Wis.; seven brothers, Fred of Hollister, Mo., Charles and Dave, both of Yucca Valley, Calif., Tom of Winthrop, Maine, Tony of Fort Smith, Ark., Harry of Arlington, Va., and Joe of Greenwood, Ark.; and three sisters, Kay Heiss of Fayetteville, Ark., Margie Fletcher of Wylie, Texas, and Patti Smith of Greenwood, Ark.
Friday's service will be at 4 p.m. at Ebbert Memorial United Methodist Church in Springfield. Major Family Funeral Home in Springfield is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Boys Scouts, Troop 179, at Ebbert Memorial United Methodist Church.
Doyne E. Hansford of Junction City died Jan. 30 at age 75. His daughter, Meg Hansford, died in 1982. No service is planned. Chapel of Memories Funeral Home in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.
News obituaries are a free service of The Register-Guard and are printed as space allows. The News Department will accept information on its standard obituary forms submitted through funeral homes or by the deceased's immediate family. Obituary information is available at (phone) 485-1234, Ext. 5534, or (fax) 683-7631.
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