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Fredrick Northway

COTTAGE GROVE - The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 28, at Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel in Cottage Grove for Fredrick Daniel Northway of Cottage Grove, who died Aug. 24 of cancer at age 79. Burial will be in Brumbaugh Cemetery in Cottage Grove.

He was born Jan. 28, 1927, in Rugby, N.D., to Rolland and Daisy Geisinger Northway. He married Glenda Barnes on Nov. 29, 1958, in Eugene.

Northway served in the Navy from 1945 to 1947. He had worked in logging for Georgia Pacific and Howell Logging and on a fire crew for Western Lane Forest Protection Association. He also was a rancher on the Northway Ranch.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Denise Ritzdorf of Springfield and Teresa Arnold of Dexter; a son, Daniel of Creswell; a sister, Irene Bridwell of Harrisburg; a brother, Ronald of Cottage Grove; and four grandchildren.

Daniel Banta

SPRINGFIELD - Daniel Lee Banta of Springfield died Aug. 9 of liver failure related to Hepatitis C at age 61. No service is planned.

He was born Oct. 21, 1944. He married Merrilee Morgan on May 24, 1963, in Springfield.

Banta served in the Marine Corps. He had worked in sheet metal fabrication.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Jeffrey of Eugene; a daughter, Debra Kindt of Eugene; three brothers, Jerald and Michael, both of Springfield and Raymond "Pat" of Grants Pass; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Andreason's Cremation & Burial Service in Springfield.

Frederick Plaep

FLORENCE - A celebration of life will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 3, at the East Woahink Day Use Park picnic shelter for Frederick Alver "Fred" Plaep of Florence. He died Aug. 19 of injuries suffered in a fall at age 53.

Plaep was born June 13, 1953, in Florence to Henry and Jacqulyn Bunch Plaep.

He served in the Navy aboard the USS Robinson during the Vietnam War. He worked in the logging industry for many years and also was a truck driver.

Survivors include two daughters, Kasey of Mapleton and Tera of Eugene; a sister, Beverly Estep of Florence; two brothers, Lester of Albany and Bruce of Florence; and three grandchildren.

Arrangements by Burns' Riverside Chapel Florence Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances to the Fred Plaep Memorial Fund at Siuslaw Valley Bank.

Donna Conn

SPRINGFIELD - A celebration of life will be at noon Thursday, Aug. 31 at Springfield Faith Center for Donna Conn of Springfield, who died Aug. 22 of complications of diabetes at age 60.

She was born April 14, 1946, in Kansas to Marcella Grubs and Pete Baird. She married Ronald Conn on Dec. 23,1972, in Springfield.

She worked as a bookkeeper and secretary for the Creswell School District, working at Creswell Middle School for 14 years.

Survivors include her husband; her mother; four sons, Michael of Springfield, Justin and Jay, both of Portland and Dean of Lane County; a sister, Vicki Pittaluga of Springfield; and seven grandchildren.

Arrangements by Andreason's Cremation & Burial Service in Springfield. Remembrances to the American Diabetes Association.

Donald Mathews

SPRINGFIELD - Donald Ross Mathews of Springfield died Aug. 22 of age-related causes at age 79. No service is planned.

He was born Aug. 2, 1927, in Galeton, Colo.

Mathews worked as a glass blower for 50 years. He served in the Army from 1946 to 1949.

Survivors include two sons, Carl and Christopher, both of Springfield; two brothers, Willard of Albany and Theodore of Corvallis; a sister, Irene Simpkins of Washington; and three grandchildren.

Arrangements by Buell Funeral Chapel in Springfield.

Dorothy Crain

Dorothy P. "Dottie" Crain of Beaverton, formerly of Lane County, died Aug. 16 of a lung infection at age 85.

She was born Jan. 2, 1921, in Beaverton to Frances and Etta Gilliam Ware. She married Ernie Crain in April 1946 in Portland. He died in January 2000.

Crain served in the Women's Army Corps in Europe from 1943 to 1945. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include two daughters, Terri Bennett of Beaverton and Becky Hummell of Springfield; two sons, Dan of Marcola and John of Oakland; a sister, Margaret Meyer of Eugene; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

A memorial service and burial with military honors were held Aug. 22 in Portland. Arrangements by Young's Funeral Home in Tigard. Remembrances to West Hills Christian Church, 3824 S.W. Troy St., Portland, OR 97219.

Patricia Nash-Donovan

A memorial picnic will be Sunday, Aug. 27, in Heber, Utah for Patricia Lee Nash-Donovan of Heber City, Utah, formerly of Lane County, who died Aug. 13 of amyloidosis at age 51.

She was born April 16, 1955, in El Paso, Texas, to Ray and Betty Pike Nash. She married Thomas Donovan on Jan. 3, 1976, in Springfield.

She had worked as a piano teacher, certified informed birth and parenting counselor, and certified family herbalist.

Survivors include her husband; her parents; 12 children, Benjamin, Gina, Eli, Ivonne, Tasha, Joseph, Sharilyn, Grant, Jordan, Amanda, David and Kimberly, all of Utah; two sisters, Janet Nash and Pamela Nash, both of Springfield; a brother, Thomas Nash of Leaburg; and three grand- children.

Arrangements by Independent Professional Services in Salt Lake City.

Remembrances to "Ma Donovan's Legacy of Love" Memorial Fund, Heber Valley Worship Center, P.O. Box 97, Heber City, UT 84032.

Lenora Wakeling

Lenora "Nora" Wakeling of Eugene died Aug. 23 of lung cancer. She was 65.

She was born June 26, 1941, in Mountain Park, Okla., to John and Opal Johnson Mahoney. She married Keith Wakeling on Oct. 17, 1959, in Santa Ana, Calif.

Survivors include her husband; her mother, Opal Miller; a son, Joey of Corona, Calif.; two daughters, Judy Lincoln of South Point, Hawaii, and Theresa McDonald of Medford; two brothers, John Mahoney of Siloam Springs, Ark., and Leroy Mahoney of Hobart, Okla.; a sister, Ailene Nelson of Elko, Nev.; and six grandchildren.

No service is planned. Arrangements by Alpha Cremation Services in Eugene. Remembrances to the American Cancer Society.

Esther Collins

A graveside memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, at Oakwood Cemetery in Parsons, Kan., for Esther Belle Collins of Eugene. She died Aug. 23 of age-related causes at age 93.

She was born June 23, 1913, in Knowles, Okla., to Robert and Amy Fifer Patten. She married Oracle Collins on Sept. 17, 1931, in Buffalo, Okla. He died Feb. 9, 1993.

Collins was a homemaker and had worked as a nurse.

Survivors include a son, Don of Independence, Kan.; two daughters, Genevieve Evans of Leavenworth, Kan., and Jeanie May of Lowell; a sister, Doris Houk of Alva, Okla.; 11 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. A daughter, Evonna Porter and a grandson, John Evans, died previously.

Inurnment will be at Oakwood Cemetery, Parsons. Arrangements by Chapel of Memories Funeral Home in Eugene.

Connie Paulin

Connie Paulin of Eugene died Aug. 23 of lung cancer at age 75. A memorial Mass will be held at St. Therese Catholic Church in Aurora, Colo.

She was born Feb. 27, 1931, in Hull, Quebec, to Thomas and Alice Gravelle Charette. She married Paul Paulin on March 3, 1951, in Hull. He died Sept. 14, 2004.

She worked for Sears Roebuck stores until her retirement.

Survivors include a daughter, Nancy Selko of Eugene; three sisters, Alma, Lucille and Anette, all of Canada; a brother, Andre of Canada; six grandchildren and five great-grand- children.

Burial will be at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver.

Arrangements by Rest-Haven Memorial Park & Funeral Home in Eugene. Remembrances to the American Cancer Society or the American Diabetic Association.

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Date:Aug 26, 2006
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