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Alan Babb

A celebration of life will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, at the Eugene Country Club for Alan D. Babb of Eugene, who died Jan. 9 of emphy- sema-related causes at age 75.

He was born Oct. 13, 1931, in Eugene to Avon and Frances Breshear Babb. He married Paula Boatright Risher on Feb. 20, 1971, in Eugene.

He was co-owner of Delta Sand and Gravel and Delta Construction in Eugene.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, April Babb of Eugene, and Heather Saal of Portland; three sisters, Donna Brown of Portland, Nancy Gilmore of Eugene, and Frances Latone of Lake Barrington, Ill.; a brother, Avon of Eugene; and one grandchild.

Arrangements by Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene. Remembrances to the Assistance League.

Donald Murphey

A private family memorial service is planned for Donald Wayne Murphey of Eugene, who died Jan. 8 of age-related causes at age 85.

He was born Aug. 13, 1921, in Portland to Fred and Agnes Wagener Murphey. He married Margaret Uthoff in November 1951 and they later divorced. He married Rosella Williams in December, 1969. She died in 1992.

Murphey served with the Eighth Air Force in World War II in England. He had worked as a mail carrier, shingle weaver and meat cutter. He also was a freelance writer whose stories were published in Outdoor Life, Field and Stream and Emerald Empire magazines.

Survivors include three daughters, Joy Carla Andelt of Orchard, Neb., Rebecca Kennedy of Eugene and Colleen Murphey of Royal, Neb.; and three sons, Wesley of La Pine, Robin of Keizer and John of Eagle Point. A son, William, died in 2002.

Arrangements by Alpha Cremation Services in Eugene.

Claude Bates

SPRINGFIELD - Claude Loren "Tim" Bates of Springfield died Jan. 9 of cancer at age 68. A celebration of life will be held later.

Bates was born Oct. 18, 1938, in Burbank, Calif., to Edgar and Erma Ringer Bates. He married Jean Houston in 1957 and they later divorced. He married Trudy Brown in 1968 and they also were divorced. He married Doris Rolfe on June 8, 2002, in Reno, Nev.

He was a cement mason for 40 years, including three years as owner of Bates and Sons Concrete.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Cindy Cranmer of Cottage Grove and Char Hanamon of Elmira; three sons, Randy of Goshen, Duane "Buck" of Oakridge and Jason of Creswell; two stepdaughters, Rena Brooks of Vancouver, Wash., and Janet Brown of Ridgefield, Wash.; two stepsons, Doug McNatt of Columbus, Ohio, and Bruce McNatt of Portland; five siblings, Doris Bates and Vern Bates, both of Creswell, Dale Bates of Eugene, Darlene Workman of Springfield and Donna Van Sickle of Thousand Oaks, Calif.; 11 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, nine step-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren.

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

Pearl Stott

Pearl Irene Stott of Eugene died Jan. 7 of heart failure at age 96. No service is planned.

She was born Jan. 11, 1910, in Alston, Mich., to Perl and Irene Farrell Elliott. She married Alger L. Stott on Aug. 29, 1931, in Hood River. He died in 1997.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include a son, Bob of Eugene; two sisters, Lula Barrow of Tigard, and Betty Baker of Oakdale, Calif.; seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Three sons died previously: twins Leslie in 1933 and Lester in 1989, and Gene in 1990.

The inurnment will be later at Lane Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Lane Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home.

Dorcas Bentley

Dorcas M. Bentley of Eugene died Jan. 7 of age-related causes. She was 92. No service is planned.

She was born Oct. 4, 1914, in Darlington, Wis., to Grover and Emma Doring Williams. She married Arlie Bentley on Oct. 11, 1934, in Hawarden, Iowa. He died in May 1969.

She sold Stanley home products, was office manager for Dr. Kent Christofferson for 18 years, taught Bible study and was a Christian counselor.

Survivors include two daughters, Marian McConnell of Eugene and Nancy Ahre of Red Bluff, Calif.; six grandchildren and 10 great-grand- children. A grandson, Jeff Ahre, died previously, and a great-granddaughter, Monica Ahre, died in 2005.

Burial will be at Rest-Haven Memorial Park in Eugene. Arrangements by Rest-Haven Memorial Park & Funeral Home in Eugene.

Lewis Sasek

Lewis William Sasek of Eugene died Jan. 6 of age-related causes. He was 93.

He was born Nov. 6, 1913, in East Helena, Mont., to John and Anna Sasek.

Sasek service in the Navy during World War II. He worked as a commercial printer.

Survivors include a son, Duane Noon of Ashland. His wife, Loteta died previously.

No service is planned. Arrangements by England's Eugene Memorial Chapel.

Norman Anderson

CRESWELL - A graveside service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 8, at Fir Grove Cemetery in Cottage Grove for Norman Knute Anderson of Creswell, who died Jan. 7 of age-related causes. He was 88.

Anderson was born Jan. 16, 1918, in San Francisco to Samuel and Selma Anderson. He married Shirley Anderson. She died on May 21, 1988.

He served in the Army between 1941 and 1943 as a medic on the hospital ship Hope in the South Pacific.

He worked as a carpet installer.

Survivors include two daughters, Deborah Adams of Tualatin and Cynthia Boydstun of Fair Oaks, Calif.; a sister, June McGhee of Whittier, Calif.; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions to the Alzheimer's Research Alliance of Oregon. Arrangements by Smith Lund Mills Funeral Chapel in Cottage Grove.

Constance Bourgeois

The graveside service will be at 1 p.m. today, Jan. 12, at Rest-Haven Memorial Park & Funeral Home in Eugene for Constance Ann Bourgeois of Lake Almanor, Calif., formerly of Springfield. She died Jan. 6 at age 92. The family chose not to list the cause of death.

She was born March 20, 1914, in Madison, Wis., to Lewis and Orrie Cobleigh David. She married Francis "Frank" Bourgeois on May 10, 1941, in Ladysmith, Wis.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include a daughter, Mary Smith of Lake Almanor; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Her husband and a son, David, died previously.

Arrangements by Fehrman Mortuary & Crematory in Quincy, Calif.

Fern Johnson

SPRINGFIELD - A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15, at First Church of the Nazarene in Springfield for Fern Mary Johnson of Springfield, who died Jan. 9 of a heart attack at age 42.

She was born Jan. 11, 1964, in Chicago to Clarence and Fern Dallaire Johnson.

She worked as a receptionist for PeaceHealth.

Survivors include her life partner of 10 years, Eric Wullschleger; a son, Jacob Johnson of Eugene; a daughter, Erica Wullschleger of Leaburg; four sisters, Christmas Roberson of Springfield, Marilyn Johnson and Charlene Dallaire, both of Eugene, and Sheila Garrelts of Leaburg; and a brother, Michael of Springfield.

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

ElRay Rosdahl

VENETA - ElRay Lewis "Ray" Rosdahl of Veneta died Jan. 9 of complications of an auto accident at age 69. No service is planned.

He was born Aug. 23, 1937, in Soda Springs, Idaho to Elmer and Erma Geneger Rosdahl. He married Dorothy Jordan on Aug. 27, 1960, in Caldwell, Idaho.

He served in the Navy during the Korean War. He later worked as a diesel mechanic and drove a logging truck for many years.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Dora Rosdahl of Veneta; a son, Rick of Veneta; a brother, Ellis of Fortuna, Calif.; a sister, Mary Martinez of Eureka, Calif.; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Arrangements by Chapel of Memories Funeral Home in Eugene. Remembrances to SCAR Jasper Mountain or Womenspace.

Dorothy Wright

The graveside service will be at 3 p.m. today, Jan. 12, at Sutter Cemetery in Sutter, Calif., for Dorothy Wright of Marysville, Calif., formerly of Creswell. She died Jan. 8 of cancer at age 76. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Lipp and Sullivan Mortuary in Marysville.

Wright was born Dec. 4, 1930, in Cedar Glades, Ark., to Walter and Lure Cash Robirds.

She worked as a bookkeeper for 30 years.

Survivors include two sons, Rich Hill of Sparks, Nev., and Al Moody of Marysville; two daughters, Glenda Van Meter of Yuba City, Calif., and Carol Applegate of Marysville; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Lipp and Sullivan Mortuary in Marysville.

Remembrances to Sutter North Hospice, 826 Fourth St., Marysville, CA 95901.

William Mitchell

COTTAGE GROVE - The funeral will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Cottage Grove for William B. Mitchell of Cottage Grove, who died Jan. 10 of age-related causes. He was 93.

Mitchell was born Sept. 12, 1913, in Detroit, Mich., to Thomas and Mary Brewster Mitchell. He married Lucille Fennert in Manhattan Beach, Calif., on Feb. 19, 1944. She died Oct. 12, 1994.

He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War, retiring as a captain. He was a naval architect and marine engineer for the Navy.

Survivors include four sons: James of Colombia, William of Fairbanks, Alaska, Daniel of Delano, Calif., and David of Camarillo, Calif.; three daughters: Mary Gilroy of Cottage Grove, Jane Norland of Dunn, N.C., and Karen Mitchell of Eugene; two brothers: Thomas of Higgins Lake, Mich., and Dwight of Ann Arbor, Mich.; two sisters: Elizabeth Clipper of Grand Haven, Mich., and Ruth Horning of Ann Arbor, Mich.; and 14 grandchildren. A daughter, Ann Mitchell, died previously.

Private inurnment at Fir Grove Cemetery. Remembrances to the St. Vincent de Paul Chapter at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 1025 19th St., Cottage Grove, OR 97424.

Arrangements by Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel & Crematorium in Cottage Grove.

Ardella Secord

COTTAGE GROVE - Ardella Joan Secord of Cottage Grove died Jan. 8 of age-related causes. She was 76.

She was born Sept. 9, 1930, in Bassett, Neb., to Joseph and Charlotte Binger Stockdale. She married Richard Secord on Aug. 19, 1948, in Toledo, Ohio.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband; three daughters, Joy Tucholski of Toledo, Joan Pollard of Wayne, Ohio, and Jean Rice of Rising Sun, Ohio; a son, Richard Jr. of Cottage Grove; eight grandchildren, eight step-grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 16 step-great-grandchildren.

No service is planned. Arrangements by Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Home in Cottage Grove.

Remembrances to Bohemia Gold Mining Museum in Cottage Grove.

Carolyn Chapman

Carolyn P. "Tat" Chapman of Eugene died Jan. 2 at age 75. The family chose not to list the cause of death.

She was born Jan. 25, 1931, in Atlanta to W. Milo and Nanlo Shank Price.

Survivors include two sons, Douglas of Stayton and Daniel of Crooked River Ranch, Ore.; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

No service is planned. Arrangements by Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene.

Louise Morgan

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Jan. 20 at Riverview Cemetery Funeral Home in Portland for Louise D. Morgan of Tigard, formerly of Eugene, who died Dec. 31 of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. She was 80,

She was born Jan. 29, 1926, in Woburn, Mass., to Roland and Julie Shea Dickson. She married George E. Morgan on March 11, 1947, in Palo Alto, Calif.

She worked as a volunteer.

Survivors include her husband; three daughters, Beth Knudsen of Portland, Martha Morgan of Beaverton and Nancy Jensen of Tigard; a sister, Betty Logue of Woburn; and four grandchildren.

Remembrances to Guide Dogs for the Blind or the Salvation Army.

Joseph Park

Joseph Seungkul Park of Eugene died Jan. 9 of age-related causes. He was 96.

He was born Dec. 10, 1910, in Korea to Seongsoon Park and Seonghee Won. He married Soonok Rhew on 1933 in Korea. She died in 1977.

Survivors include four sons, Kwangjai of Creswell, Kwangu of Houston and Kwangjoo and Kwangse, both of Eugene; a daughter, Myuhgsun Kim of San Diego; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Private services are planned at Rest-Haven Memorial Park & Funeral Home in Eugene.

Joseph Brady

PLEASANT HILL - Joseph Patrick "Pat" Brady of Pleasant Hill died Jan. 7 of a heart attack. He was 61.

He was born June 4, 1945, in Flint, Mich., to Joseph and Virginia Toomey Brady.

Brady served in the Army. He was a school bus driver for Lane County Head Start.

Survivors include a son, Daniel of Ventura, Calif.; and a brother, David of Campbell, Calif.

No service is planned. Arrangements by Alpha Cremation Services in Eugene.

Ruby Smith

JUNCTION CITY - Ruby Mae Smith of Junction City died Jan. 4 of congestive heart failure. She was 92.

She was born Dec. 14, 1914, in Culver to Walter and Carrie Smith Messinger. She married Clifford Smith on Dec. 25, 1949, in Madras. He died March 20, 1985.

She was a homemaker and worked at Brightwood Mill in Madras and as an Avon representative.

Survivors include six daughters, Donna Miller of Portland, Sherry Casselman of Scapoose, Norma Locke of Gaston, Claudia Allgood of Junction City, Glenda Gassner of Corvallis and Carrie Hume of Prineville; two stepdaughters, Ruby Garside of Prineville and Judith Cardwell of Athol, Idaho; 22 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Two stepsons, Darrel "Sonny" Smith and Douglas Smith, died previously.

A memorial service is planned in the spring in Madras. Burial will be at Mount Jefferson Memorial Park Cemetery in Madras. Arrangements by Murphy-Musgrove Funeral Home in Junction City.

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Date:Jan 12, 2007
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