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Mary Leon

DORENA - A celebration of life service will be held Jan. 3 for Mary Arrietta Leon of Dorena, who died Dec. 24 of age-related causes. She was 83.

She was born Aug. 5, 1922, in Westport, N.Y. She married Lorenzo Leon on Dec. 25, 1976, in Las Vegas. He died Nov. 24, 2000.

She worked as a nurse during World War II. She owned and operated the Casa Tol Tec Mexican Restaurant in Eugene as well as other restaurants in California and Medford.

Survivors include a daughter, Jeann; a son, Joseph Alvarado of Eugene; four grandchildren; and five great-grand- children.

Tuesday's service will be held at 2 p.m. at the Community of Christ Church in Eugene. Alpha Cremation Services in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Lyla Tomseth

A memorial service is planned for Lyla Irene Currant Tomseth of La Pine, formerly of Springfield, who died Dec. 15 of age-related causes. She was 84.

She was born May 2, 1921, in Ipswich, S.D., to Lloyd and Justa Garrett Currant. She married Hersey Tomseth on Feb. 3, 1940, in Vancouver, Wash. He died previously.

She moved to Walterville at age 11 and graduated from Springfield High School in 1938 and spent most of her adult life in the Springfield area.

She worked for many years at U.S. National Bank in Springfield before becoming the office manager for Springfield Dental Arts in 1962. She retired in 1980 and lived with her daughter and family in several states before they moved to La Pine. She was a former member of the Rebekah Lodge in Walterville.

Tomseth enjoyed reading, travel and spending time with her family and friends.

Survivors include two sons, Victor of Vienna, Va., and Hersey of Fairbanks; a daughter, Daphne Prenevost of La Pine; three sisters, Neva Millican of Walterville, Cora Hart of Walla Walla, Wash., and Ada Moore of Bremerton, Wash.; five grandchildren; and one great-grand- child.

A memorial service is planned for spring 2006. Baird Memorial Chapel in La Pine is in charge of arrangements.

John McClory Jr.

John S. McClory Jr. of Eugene died Dec. 15 of heart failure. He was 83.

McClory was born Aug. 10, 1922, in Mason City, Iowa, to John and Ruth Edson McClory.

He graduated from high school in Des Moines, Iowa, and lived in Des Moines until 1941. He lived in Eugene since 1941 and worked as a machinist and locomotive inspector for Southern Pacific Railroad for 40 years.

He enjoyed reading and classical music, and belonged to the Masonic Lodge, McKenzie River Lodge 195.

He is survived by a brother, James McClory of Springfield.

No service is planned. Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Linda Graling

A memorial service will be held Dec. 30 for Linda D. Graling of Eugene, who died Dec. 25 of heart failure. She was 60.

Graling was born June 11, 1945, in Portland, to William and Harriett Mosier Applebee. She married Donald Graling on April 2, 1977, in Eugene.

She spent most of her childhood in the San Bernardino, Calif., area. She later lived in Klamath Falls until moving to Eugene in 1969. She worked as an office manager in a dental office.

Graling enjoyed breeding and showing Shar-Pei dogs and belonged to the Harmony Bay Chinese Shar-Pei Club. She also belonged to the Order of the Eastern Star and Job's Daughters Bethel 77 and had served as Bethel Guardian.

Survivors include her husband; a son, Bill of Des Moines, Wash.; a daughter, Wendy Wahl of Wilsonville; a sister, Judy, of California; and seven grand- children.

Friday's service will be held at 2 p.m. at Bethesda Lutheran Church in Eugene. Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Mitchell Stockton

GOSHEN - A memorial service will be held Dec. 31 for Mitchell Allen Stockton of Goshen, who died Dec. 21 of heart failure. He was 32.

Stockton was born Feb. 1, 1973, in Eugene, to Mitch and Mary Aguinaga Stockton. He married Leslie Korff on Jan. 1, 2000, in Springfield.

A 1991 graduate of Springfield High School, Stockton worked as a certified nurse's assistant and an endoscopy technician. He was a lifelong resident of the Lane County area and formerly a volunteer firefighter for the Goshen Fire Department.

He enjoyed playing with his children, motorcycle riding and fishing.

Survivors include his wife; two children, Mariah Stockton and Courtney Stockton, both of Goshen; his parents, Mary and Dennis Snow, and Mitch and Sara Stockton, all of Salem, and Dennis Hong of Goshen; a grandmother, Diane Evarts; two brothers, Doug Stockton of Eugene and Will Snow of Salem; and a sister, Angela Hart of Eugene.

Saturday's service and inurnment will be held at 1:30 p.m. at Good Samaritan Rehabilitation Center in Eugene, followed by a reception in the same location. Buell Funeral Chapel in Springfield is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Good Samaritan Rehabilitation Center.

Pauline Easley

Pauline P. Easley of Eugene died Dec. 25 of age-related causes. She was 99.

She was born July 23, 1906, in French Lick, Ind., to Louis and Blanche Charnes Perrin. She married Donald Easley in 1933 in French Lick. He died in 1975.

She attended pubic school in South Bend, Ind., and attended Oxford College for Women and Miami University at Ohio. She moved to the Eugene area in 1981.

She was a homemaker. She enjoyed current events and placing them in historical context.

Survivors include a son, Dick, of Eugene; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A son, James Easley, died in 1985.

No service is planned. Inurnment will be at Highland Park Cemetery in South Bend. Poole-Larsen Funeral Home in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Philip Pugnier

COTTAGE GROVE - The graveside service will be held Dec. 29 for Philip Jean Pugnier of Cottage Grove, who died Dec. 21 of age-related causes. He was 87.

Pugnier was born April 26, 1918, in Cadet, Wis., to Jules and Wealthy Williams Pugnier. He married Donna Miller in 1949 in Santa Barbara, Calif. She died Feb. 4, 1999.

He grew up in Cornell, Wis., where he attended Cornell High School. He served in the Army during World War II in the South Pacific.

Pugnier owned and operated a dairy farm and later worked as a surveyor for the California Highway Department. He lived in Santa Barbara, Salinas and San Luis Obispo, all in California, before moving to Oregon in 1989.

He traveled widely in the United States and Canada. He enjoyed spending time with his family and his dogs.

Survivors include four sons, Larry of Tennessee, Roy of San Diego, Allen of Sacramento and Gene of San Bruno, Calif.; and three grandchildren.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel in Cottage Grove. Thursday's service will be at 11 a.m. at Fir Grove Cemetery, Cottage Grove.

Clarence Brauer

A memorial service will be held Dec. 30 for the Rev. Clarence A. Brauer of Eugene, who died Dec. 24 of age-related causes. He was 86.

He was born Oct. 14, 1919, in Sydney, Neb., to Carl and Hanna Brandt Brauer. He married Dorothea Diers on June 22, 1951, in Titonka, Iowa.

A resident of Eugene since 1993, Brauer served in the Army Air Corps during World War II as a radioman on a C47 with the Flying Tigers.

He held a bachelor's degree from Wartburg College in 1948 and then entered the Wartburg Theological Seminary where he graduated in 1951. He was ordained into the ministry in 1951 as a Lutheran pastor. He led parishes in Grand Junction, Colo., Corwith, Iowa, Pomeroy, Iowa, West Salem, Wis., and Waupun, Wis. He served as visitation pastor at Good Samaritan Care Center in Eugene.

He was a past member of the Rotary Club of West Salem, Wis., and was a member of the United Lutheran Church in Eugene.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Marla Schultz of Harbard, Ill.; three sons, Mark of Eugene, Steven of Coronado, Calif., and Timothy of Saratoga, Calif.; two brothers, Kenneth of Estis, Neb., and Harold of Westminster, Colo.; and eight grandchildren.

Friday's service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the United Lutheran Church in Eugene, preceded by burial at Lane Memorial Gardens in Eugene. England's Eugene Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to United Lutheran Church or Lutheran World Relief Fund.

Irene Burgess

A memorial service will be held Jan. 7 for Irene E. Burgess of Eugene, who died Nov. 23 of age-related causes. She was 91.

Burgess was born Oct. 2, 1914, in Flexible, Mont., to Henry and Elsie Grosse Gordon. She married Russell Burgess on April 9, 1930. He died Feb. 20, 1990.

She lived in Eugene for 50 years and previously lived in Depot Bay, Roseburg and Phoenix, Ariz. She retired after working in the accounting department at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Eugene. She enjoyed spending time with her family and deep-sea fishing.

Survivors include six children, Bob of Portland, Glenn of Sun City West, Ariz., Carole Decker of Los Altos, Calif., Marlin of Springfield, Gera of Phoenix, Ariz., and Terry of Phoenix, Ore.; a sister, Marjorie Mortared of Eugene; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grand- children.

The Jan. 7 service will be at 1 p.m. at Lane Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home in Eugene. The Neptune Society in Tempe, Ariz., is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Inspiris, 2025 N. Third St., No. 205, Phoenix, AZ 85004.

Harald Aldal

SPRINGFIELD - The graveside funeral will be held Dec. 30 for Harald Aldal of Springfield, who died Dec. 24 of age-related causes. He was 91.

He was born Nov. 11, 1914, in Puposky, Minn., to Ole and Sophie Annonson Aldal. He and his first wife, Ilene, were married Oct. 12, 1942, in Puposky. She died Dec. 12, 1963. He married Grace Johnson on Oct. 23, 1965, in Minneapolis. She died Nov. 21, 1996.

Aldal served in the Navy as a cabinetmaker and spend time in Germany and Norway.

He worked as a brick and stone mason and specialized in fireplaces. He enjoyed the outdoors, travel, horses and all animals, He also enjoyed building.

Survivors include six children, Donnamarie Langan of Eugene; Harold of Blue River, Milton of Penrose, Colo., Peggy Brown of Little Rock, Ark., Roberta Fults of Hillsboro and James of Winter Haven, Fla.; 13 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from noon to 5 p.m. Thursday at Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene. Friday's service will be held at 10 a.m. at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.

Ruthie Cerda

Ruthie Dean Cerda of Eugene died Dec. 22 of congestive heart failure. She was 70.

She was born Aug. 20, 1935, in Tahlequah, Okla., to William and Dorothy Sansing Tate.

She enjoyed playing bingo.

Survivors include six daughters, Cheryl Quiroz of Eugene, Jennifer Barriga of Springfield, Cecelia Bonilla of Perry, Iowa, Pamela Valtierra and Delia Aguliar, both of Salinas, Calif., and Angelina Avila of Little Rock, Ark.; a son, Frank of Springfield; four brothers, Robert Tate of Salinas, William Tate Jr. of Chowchilla, Calif., Kenneth Tate of Springfield and Jody Tate of Prescott, Ariz.; four sisters, Janie Ledbetter of Springfield, Kathryn Hanna of Mountain View, Ark., Ann Vanover of Los Banos, Calif., and Kay Tate of Morrilton, Ark.; 30 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Her husband, Francisco Cerda, and grandsons Victor Gomez, Frank Aguilar and Jesse Aguilar, all died previously.

No service is planned. Andreason's Cremation & Burial Service in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Betty Davis

Betty J. Davis of Eugene died Dec. 24 of cancer. She was 82.

Davis was born July 16, 1923, in Omaha, Neb., to Basil and Helen Snow Taylor. She married Carl Davis on Sept. 25, 1942, in Denver. He died Nov. 15, 2001.

She attended Denver public schools. She lived in Eugene since 2003 and previously lived in Santa Clara, Calif. She worked as a secretary but was primarily a homemaker.

She enjoyed gardening, playing bridge with friends and spending time with her family. She had been active in her children's school activities, belonged to the League of Women Voters and volunteered with the American Red Cross.

Survivors include two daughters, Carla McShane of Eugene and Kathryn Flores of Phoenix, Ariz.; a son, Richard of Petaluma, Calif.; a sister, Jacquelyn Southard of Evergreen, Colo.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held in Santa Clara, Calif. Poole-Larsen Funeral Home in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Betty Williams

Mildred E. "Betty" Williams of Eugene died Dec. 24 of age-related causes. She was 90.

She was born Jan. 24, 1915, in Tarkio, Md., to James and Roxanne Clark Kime. She married Wesley Williams in June 1935 in Altadena, Calif. He died in 1993.

She was a homemaker and worked as a secretary. She had spiritual interests, was a musician and played piano and organ. She and her husband supported many church programs and substituted in Puerto Rico for missionaries home on leave.

Survivors include three sons, John of Eugene, James of Yakima, Wash., and Harold of Westport, Wash.; 12 grandchildren; and 21 great-grand- children.

No public service is planned. Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Brethren International Missions or the Ocean Shores Baptist Church's building fund in Ocean Shores, Wash.


OAKRIDGE - Peter James Olin of Oakridge died Dec. 9 of cancer. He was 61.

Survivors include his parents, of Keno; a son, Peter "Erik" Olin of Eugene; a brother, Tim of Keno; a sister, Mary; and one grandchild, Kyle Olin.

No service is planned. Andreason's Cremation & Burial Service in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

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Date:Dec 28, 2005
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