DRAIN - Robert O. Tronson of Drain died June 26 of congestive heart failure. He was 88.
Tronson was born May 2, 1917, in Arlington, Wash., to Casper and Margit Christiansen Tronson.
He married DeMarris Beagle on Aug. 31, 1945, in Kelso, Wash.
He graduated from Arlington High School in Arlington, Wash. He served as a staff sergeant in the Army Air Corps in World War II from 1942 to 1945 in the European theater.
Tronson worked in the woods for many years, in high climbing and spar tree rigging, and also worked for Woodard Industries.
He worked as a dryer tender for a Weyerhaeuser plywood mill for 20 years and later restored homes and furniture for resale.
He had lived in the Cottage Grove area most of the time since 1950, but also lived in Albany during that period.
He enjoyed woodworking, playing the harmonica and reading. He belonged to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints First Ward in Cottage Grove.
Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Margit McReynolds of Cottage Grove and Meridee Morris of Drain; a sister, Ruth Jacobs of Arlington, Wash.; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Two daughters, Barbara Crooks and Kitty Bivens, two grandchildren and one great-grandchild died previously.
A gathering of family and friends will be held later. Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel in Cottage Grove is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to any animal shelter.
Chester Fox Jr.
SPRINGFIELD - Chester George Fox Jr. of Springfield died June 27 of age-related causes. He was 88.
Fox was born Dec. 15, 1916, in Troy, Mont., to Chester Fox Sr. and Minnie Schnobbel Fox.
He married Angeline Schuder on June 2, 1943, in Santa Ana, Calif. She died Sept. 12, 1984.
He worked as a cureman for Firestone for 30 years in Los Angeles, retiring in 1973. He lived in the Springfield area since 1973.
He enjoyed playing pinochle and spending time with his family. He belonged to the Willamalane Senior Group.
Survivors include two daughters, Sharon Reed of Harrisburg and Carol Fox of Portland; a sister, Gladys LaFever of Burbank, Calif.; six grandchildren; and 19 great-grand- children.
No service is planned. Buell Funeral Chapel in Springfield is in charge of arrangements.
CRESWELL - A memorial service will be held July 17 for Ross Bradford of Creswell, who died June 23 of age-related causes. He was 79.
Bradford was born April 13, 1926, in Yoncalla to Frank and Evelyene Bradford.
He married Norma Wicks in Cottage Grove on June 23, 1946.
He served in the Air Force and remained patriotic throughout his life.
He was a tree farmer and a grocery store owner. He also had a logging company.
His interests included trees, his rock pit and spending time with his family.
Bradford was a member of Creswell Church of Christ, Small Woodland Owners and the John Birch Society. He was also on the board of Oregon State University Extension Service in Lane County.
Survivors include his wife; a son, Nick Bradford of Creswell; a daughter, Vicki Bigelow of Scottsburg; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
The July 17 service will be at 2 p.m. at Creswell Church of Christ.
Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel in Cottage Grove is in charge of arrangements.
CULP CREEK - Beverley S. Quick of Culp Creek died June 26 of congestive heart failure. She was 83.
Quick was born July 2, 1921.
She married Elmer Quick on Sept. 14, 1939, in Illinois. They divorced in 1950.
She attended grade school in Collison, Ill. She worked as a nurse's aide at Berrien General Hospital.
She lived in Culp Creek for 12 years.
Quick enjoyed crocheting, Western shows on television and her poodles.
Survivors include two sons, Ronald of Kaukauna, Wis., and Donald of South Bend, Ind.; two daughters, Barbara Pettis of Lakeside and Frances Gay of Birmingham, Ala.; a sister, Eileen Greer of Collison, Ill.; 16 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. A son, Clark Lee, and three granddaughters died previously.
An inurnment service will be held later in Illinois.
American Burial & Cremation Alternatives, Springfield, is in charge of arrangements.
The funeral will be held today, June 30, for Rosalie Margolis of Eugene, who died June 28 of age-related causes. She was 95.
Margolis was born July 15, 1909, in Russia, to Jacob and Anna Adelman Gurman.
She married Abraham "Al" Margolis in 1929 in Boston. He died in 1966.
She emigrated from Russia to the United States with her mother in 1913, and they settled in Chelsea, Mass. She graduated from Chelsea High School in 1926.
Margolis lived in Beverly, Mass., and Salem, Mass., between 1929 and 1997.
She operated an automotive supply business with her husband, working as a bookkeeper for that business and for her brother.
She also worked as an office manager for an insurance broker in Lynn, Mass.
Margolis enjoyed travel, family gatherings, visiting her children, knitting and reading. She belonged to Temple Beth Israel in Eugene.
Survivors include a daughter, Esta Patman of Eugene; a son, M. Theodore of Vashon Island, Wash.; two brothers, Abraham Gurman of Stamford, Conn., and Saul Gurman of Beverly, Mass.; three grandchildren; and two great-grand- children.
Today's service will be held at 1 p.m. at Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene. Burial will follow in Rest-Haven Memorial Park in Eugene.
Memorial contributions may be made to Strings of Compassion or the preschool at Temple Beth Israel.
Blanche M. Bergland of Eugene died June 23 of age-related causes. She was 81.
Bergland was born Aug. 20, 1923, in rural Cole County, Missouri, to Raymond and Mary Beckley Dukeshier.
She married George Bergland. They divorced in 1965.
She graduated from high school in Ione, Wash., and later lived in Santa Ana, Calif.
She was employed building electronic components, then was self-employed in cleaning, painting and small main- tenance jobs.
Bergland lived in Eugene for the past three months.
Her family said she loved animals and reading, and always had pets.
Survivors include two sons, John of Eugene and Robert of Fort Scott, Kan.; a daughter, Rose Ann Bergland, also of Fort Scott; a brother, Glenn Dukeshier of Sedona, Ariz.; a sister, Jewell Hammerstrom of Swoope, Va.; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
No service is planned. Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Oregon Health & Science University in Portland.
SPRINGFIELD - A private family service is planned for Josson Hunter Day of Springfield, who died June 25. He was 2 days old. The family chose not to list the cause of death.
Josson was born June 23, 2005, in Springfield, to Karl Day and Tammy Puck- ett.
Survivors include his parents, of Springfield; two sisters, Amber Puckett and Kansas Puckett of Springfield; three brothers, Robert Day and Wayne Day, both of Springfield, and Brian Nyquist of Eugene; and his grandparents, Jerry and Carolyn Holden and Charolette Nyquist, all of Eugene.
Buell Funeral Chapel in Springfield is in charge of arrangements.
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