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Gordon Tripp

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 4, at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts in Eugene for Gordon Wilbur Tripp of Eugene, who died March 29 of age-related causes at age 89.

He was born Nov. 22, 1917, in Eugene to Frank and Sarah Addison Tripp. He was a lumberman and owned and operated Natron Plywood and All-American Stud Co.

Survivors include his wife, Zdenka Tripp of Eugene; two daughters, Stephanie Tripp of San Diego and Denise Tripp of Amsterdam, Netherlands; three sons, Gary Tripp of California, Gregg Tripp of Los Angeles, and Gaylan Kezar of Eugene; and a sister Geraldine Leiman of Eugene. A son, Grayson Tripp, and a daughter, Betty Dahl, died previously.

Arrangements by Spring- field Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home.

Richard Loveall

CRESWELL - Richard M. Loveall of Creswell died March 28 of cardiac arrest at age 65. A private family service is planned.

He was born Sept. 14, 1941, in Eugene to Donald and Margaret Winegar Loveall. He served in the U.S. Army Reserve and retired as a captain with the Eugene Police Department after a 30-year career in law enforcement.

Survivors include a brother, Jim of Eugene; and two sisters, Sheila Smith of Springfield and Sandi Oest of Palmdale, Calif.

Arrangements by Buell Funeral Chapel in Springfield.

Eldon Smith

SPRINGFIELD - Eldon Smith of Springfield died March 27 of age-related causes at age 86. No service is planned.

He was born Sept. 9, 1920, in Dighton, Kan., to Charles and Edith Lamb Smith. He married Madge McCoy on Jan. 15, 1944, in Baltimore.

He served as a radio man in the U.S. Navy during World War II and later worked for Scharpf's Twin Oaks Building Supply for 35 years.

Survivors include two daughters, Sandra Smith of Cottage Grove and Patricia Smith of Brookings; a son, Thomas of Los Angeles; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchil- dren. His wife and a daughter, Teresa Smith, died previously.

Arrangements by Spring- field Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home.

Dale Miller

NOTI - Dale Lee Miller of Noti died March 29 of heart failure at age 59. No service is planned.

He was born March 15, 1948, in Eugene to Walter and Phyllis Christianson Miller.

Survivors include his mother of Noti; a son, Chad of Junction City; two daughters, Melissa Miller of Noti and Tiffany Miller of Junction City; a brother, Larry of Reedsport; and two grandchildren. A granddaughter, Charisma Miller, died June 12, 2001.

Arrangements by Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene.

Clyde Wagnon

SPRINGFIELD - A celebration of life will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 3, at 1125 N. 58th St., Space 80, in Springfield, for Clyde W. Wagnon of Spring- field, who died March 27 of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was 80.

He was born Nov. 12, 1926, in Arkansas to Hugh and Marie Franklin Wagnon. He married Mary "Peggy" Young on Sept. 25, 1949, in Ashland. She died on Feb. 15.

He served in the Navy for 12 years during World War II and the Korean War. He was an HVAC motor mechanic and a truck driver.

Survivors include a son, Russell of Tinton Falls, N.J.; a daughter, Delores Putzier of Coburg; three brothers, Kenneth of Eugene, Robert of Creswell and Jimmie of Arlington, Texas; and four grandsons. A son, James Stanley Wagnon, died in July 1958.

Inurnment will be at Lane Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Andreason's Cremation & Burial Service in Springfield. Remembrances to Cascade Hospice.

Jim Krieger

A celebration of life will be at 2 p.m. today, April 1, at 60 Banton Ave. in Eugene for Jim Alan Krieger of Eugene, who died March 19 at age 55. The family chose not to list the cause of death.

He was born March 14, 1952, in McMinnville to Carl and Pearl Ledgerwood Krieger. He married his wife, Leslie, on March 8, 1977, in Eugene.

He was a diesel and heavy-duty mechanic.

Survivors include his wife; three sons, Josh of Germany, and Matthew and Benjamin, both of Eugene; a brother, Larry of Junction City; and three grandchildren.

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

John Byard

John H. "Jack" Byard of Eugene died March 29 of age-related causes at age 98. No service is planned.

He was born Oct. 23, 1908, in Aberdeen, Wash., to John and Catherene Buckley Byard. He married Jari Lee on May 18, 1934, in Tacoma. She died April 1, 2004.

He worked for the American Can Company in Washington and Eugene. He retired in 1973 as a supervisor.

Survivors include a son, Lance of Fremont, Wash.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A daughter, Susan, died in 1961.

Inurnment will be at Rest-Haven Memorial Park in Eugene. Arrangements by Rest-Haven Memorial Park & Funeral Home. Remembrances to First Congregational Church in Eugene.

Lonnie Howard

YONCALLA - A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, at Yoncalla-Applegate Pioneer Cemetery for Lonnie M. Howard of Yoncalla, who died March 30 of cancer at age 74.

He was born Feb. 20, 1933, in Bomer, Okla., to William and Goldie Howard. He married Jeannettie Hale on June 3, 1950, in Bayard, N.M. He worked for the Oregon Highway Department.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Janet Yearous of Cottage Grove; two sons, Paul of Cottage Grove and Ray of Prineville; six grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

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

Remembrances to Mercy Hospice, 2400 Stewart Parkway, Roseburg, OR 97470.

Arrangements by Dunes Memorial Chapel in Reedsport.

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Date:Apr 1, 2007
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