A memorial service will be held Feb. 12 for Mary Matilda Gillespie of Eugene, who died Feb. 5 of age-related causes. She was 104.
Gillespie was born Dec. 4, 1900, in Walterville to John and Salinda Paxton Fountain. She married Vincent Gillespie in Eugene. He died Sept. 19, 1945.
She completed high school and was an office worker for Kaufman Brothers for 27 years. She previously lived in Walterville, Cottage Grove and Creswell.
Gillespie enjoyed gardening, reading and caring for her family and friends. She belonged to the Obsidians and Neighbors of Woodcraft and formerly belonged to the Whiteaker School Parent-Teacher Association.
Survivors include a daughter, Marjorie Jones of Eugene; a brother, Carrol Fountain of Springfield; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. A son, Brian, died Feb. 22, 2002.
Saturday's service will be held at 1 p.m. at Poole-Larsen Funeral Home in Eugene. A gathering will be held following the service at Gateway Gardens, 178 Commons Drive in Eugene.
Private inurnment will be at Rest-Haven Memorial Park in Eugene.
A memorial service will be held Feb. 9 for Gertrude Agnes Warfel of Springfield, who died Feb. 6 of age-related causes. She was 93.
Warfel was born Jan. 16, 1912, in Cottage Grove to Charles and Elizabeth Orpurd Cochran. She married Orville Warfel in Stevenson, Wash., on Nov. 21, 1936. He died on April 3, 1992.
She graduated from Cottage Grove High School in 1930 and was a homemaker. She enjoyed bowling, fishing, gardening, going to church and traveling overseas. She worked as a clerk for the Lane County Fair textile department. She was a member of the New Life Center Assembly of God where she was active in women's and prayer groups.
She is survived by a sister, Melba Ross of Shasta Lake City, Calif.
Memorial contributions may be made to the New Life Center Assembly of God.
Wednesday's service will be at 3 p.m. at New Life Center Assembly of God in Springfield. Rest-Haven Memorial Park & Funeral Home in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.
FLORENCE - Services have been held for Edna "Tots" Kilfoy of Florence, who died Jan. 21 of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. She was 63.
She was born March 22, 1941, in Paris, Texas. She married Don Kilfoy on Aug. 21, 1959, in Mapleton.
She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She was past senior regent at the Florence Moose Lodge.
Survivors include her husband; a son, Shelby, and a daughter, Cindy, both of Florence; two brothers, Tom Wilson and Joe Wilson; three sisters, Carylou Holden, Marge and Willa Mae; seven grandchildren; and three great-grand- children.
Services were held, and burial was at Pacific Sunset Cemetery in Florence. Burns Riverside Chapel in Florence is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Peace Harbor Home Health Hospice.
FLORENCE - The funeral will be held today, Feb. 8, for Beryl May Johnson of Florence, who died Feb. 4 of age-related causes. She was 82.
Johnson was born Feb. 7, 1922, in Pe Ell, Wash., to Eugene and Elsie Howd. She married Charles Sylvester Johnson on May 4, 1946, in Eugene. He died Nov. 14, 2003.
She attended college in Washington for four years. She was a homemaker but worked as a welder during World War II in a Richmond, Calif., shipyard. From the 1940s to 1980, she lived in Eugene, Springfield, Marcola and the Goshen area.
Johnson enjoyed crocheting, knitting, playing piano, crossword puzzles, collecting elephant figurines and reading. She loved animals. She belonged to the Baptist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Joanna Coppock of Pittsburg, Calif.; two stepdaughters, Mariam Seyle, also of Pittsburg, Calif., and Freda Moore of Sacramento; eight grandchildren; and several great-grand- children.
Today's service will be held at 3 p.m. at Lane Memorial Funeral Home in Eugene. Burial will be in Lane Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
SPRINGFIELD - A private family service will be held for Jack Claude Hogan of Springfield, who died Jan. 23 of heart failure. He was 81.
Hogan was born March 11, 1923, in Arkansas City, Kan., to Ashley and Lula May Wiley Hogan. He married Barbara Jean Hogan on Oct. 6, 1946, in Arizona.
He was a truck driver and also worked in heavy construction. He enjoyed fishing and boating, and he belonged to the Teamsters Union and the Fraternal Order of Eagles. He previously lived in Los Angeles.
Survivors include his wife; a son, Jackie of Springfield; two daughters, Dianna Minton of Vancouver, Wash., and Sharon Hogan of Camas, Wash.; two brothers, Jim of Wisconsin and Robert of Arizona; a sister, Connie Fay of California; 12 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. A daughter, Claudia Zamanick, died previously.
American Burial & Cremation Alternatives in Springfield is in charge of arrangements.
Ramon "Pete" Petersen of Eugene died Feb. 6 of cancer. He was 65.
Petersen was born March 5, 1939, in Council Bluff, Iowa, to Edward and Frances Petersen. He married Anne Kinsey on Nov. 1, 2001, in Eugene.
After graduating from Abraham Lincoln High School in Council Bluff, he began working for AT&T, retiring in 1994 after 36 years with them.
He enjoyed golf, fishing, gardening, panning for gold, building and flying radio-controlled model airplanes, woodworking and spending time with his family.
Survivors include his wife; a son, Matt of Veneta; a daughter, T.R. Kelly of Swisshome; and two grandchildren.
A private service is planned for a later date. Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Greenhill Humane Society.
A memorial service will be held March 5 for Lucian C. Marquis of Claremont, Calif., formerly of Eugene, who died Jan. 21 of Parkinson's disease. He was 84.
Marquis was born Jan. 5, 1921, in Stuttgart, Germany, to Paul and Marianne Marquis. He married Jane Slater on Feb. 17, 1947, in Los Angeles.
He was a refugee from Nazi Germany at age 12 and lived in Rome until moving with his family to Beverly Hills, Calif., in 1937. He graduated from Black Mountain College in 1942. He served in the Army's 86th Blackhawk Division from 1943 to 1945. He received a master's degree in 1951 and a doctorate in 1959, both from the University of California at Los Angeles.
Marquis was a professor of political science at the University of Oregon from 1955 to 1966 and was the first director of the university's Clark Honors College. In 1965, he led one of the first demonstrations at the university to protest American involvement in the Vietnam War.
In 1960, he received the Ersted Award for distinguished teaching. He was a senior Fulbright lecturer at the University of Exeter, England, in 1960-61 and at the University of Turin, Italy, in 1965-66. He was a professor at Pitzer College in Claremont, Calif., from 1966 to 1992, and received a Distinguished Teaching Award from the Pitzer Alumni Association in 1982.
Survivors include his wife; a son, Joshua of Astoria; and a daughter, Annie of Claremont, Calif.
The March 5 service will be held at 2 p.m. at Scripps College in Claremont The Neptune Society in Burbank, Calif., is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to VNA Hospice of Southern California.
A memorial service will be held Feb. 11 for Lois Elaine Bennett of Eugene, who died Jan. 12 of age-related causes. She was 91.
She was born Sept. 28, 1913, in Spokane to Ray and Ella Johnson Davies. She married John "Bill" Bennett on Feb. 25, 1935, in San Francisco. He died Jan. 7, 1996.
She grew up in Wallace, Idaho, and graduated from Wallace High School in 1932. She earned a bachelor's degree in business from the University of Idaho in 1936. She lived in Eugene for 30 years, where she raised her family and worked with her husband in the family insurance and real estate business.
Among her interests were music, playing piano and organ, art and landscape design.
Survivors include three sons, Robert of Eugene, Douglas of Reno, Nev., and John "Jack" of Albuquerque, N.M.; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Friday's service will be at 2:30 p.m. at Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Relief Nursery.
A memorial service will be held today, Feb. 8, for Lydia Sofhia Hennen of Woodburn, who died Jan. 27 of cancer. She was 89.
Hennen was born Aug. 20, 1915, in Wolford, N.D., to Edward and Ella Ness Humble. She married Jack Hennen on Aug. 20, 1935, in Wolford. He died Oct. 3, 1998.
She graduated from Wolford High School in 1934 and was a longtime homemaker. She lived in Eugene from 1935 to 1973, then moved to Bend. She had lived in Woodburn since 1989, and spent winters in Mesa, Ariz., from 1979 to 1994. An avid sports fan, she also enjoyed playing cards. She was a charter member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Eugene.
Survivors include a son, Jack, of Woodburn; two daughters, Donna Richards of Manson, Wash., and Nancy Tonning of Aloha, Wash.; a sister, Hildegard Johnston of Woodburn; seven grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Today's service will be held at 1 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Woodburn. England's Eugene Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to a hospice.
MAPLETON - A celebration of life will be held Feb. 11 for Patricia "Pat" Barrett of Mapleton, who died Feb. 3 of cancer. She was 68.
Barrett was born Sept. 23, 1936, in Des Moines, Iowa, to Henry and Evelynn Biggs Mcguire. She married James Barrett on Aug. 9, 1997, in Mapleton.
She graduated from nursing school in 1956 and worked in emergency rooms as a registered nurse. She lived in San Leandro, Calif., from 1979 to 1996, then moved to Mapleton. She enjoyed travel, bingo and card games and belonged to the Ladies of the Elks, Florence Elks Lodge 1858.
Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Cynthia Perrin of Grants Pass and Tracey Brown of Ripon, Calif.; three brothers, Neil Honeycutt of Sacramento, Kenneth Honeycutt of Hayward, Calif., and Paul Honeycutt of Arizona; a sister, Elizabeth Nicholson of Hayward, Calif.; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A son, Wade Cummings, died previously.
Friday's service will be held at 1 p.m. at the Florence Elks Lodge. Inurnment will be in California. Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Florence-area Humane Society.
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|Date:||Feb 8, 2005|
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