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James Bell Sr.

JUNCTION CITY - A celebration of life will be from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 14, at the Veneta Community Center for James Gordon Bell Sr. of Junction City. He died May 28 at age 68. The family chose not to list the cause of death.

He was born Aug. 4, 1939, in Forrester, Ark., to Walter and Amy Daniels Bell. He and his wife, Bonnie, were married April 1, 1961, in Junction City.

He worked as a millwright and most recently worked at Wal-Mart.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, James Jr. and Jeffery; a brother, Noland; a sister, Sharon Bell Roberts; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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

Richard McDonald

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 9, in Rest-Haven Memorial Park in Eugene for Richard A. McDonald of Eugene. He died June 5 of renal failure at age 64.

McDonald was born Feb. 19, 1944, in Eugene to Oscar and Evelyn Woods McDonald. He graduated from Springfield High School in 1962.

Survivors include his mother, Evelyn McDonald of Eugene; two sisters, Joanne Cole of Springfield and Susan Amitrude of Bahrain; and two brothers, Gerald of Springfield and Michael of Las Vegas.

Arrangements by Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene.

Kenneth Petersen Jr.

REEDSPORT - Kenneth A. Petersen Jr. of Reedsport died June 3 of diabetes and heart disease at age 43. No service is planned.

He was born March 5, 1965, in Reedsport to Kenneth and Daisy Petersen.

He graduated from Reedsport High School in 1983.

Survivors include his father; and five sisters, Delda Harrison and Delana Corcoran, both of Reedsport, Shannon Moody of Mossy Rock, Wash., Diane Miller of Albany and Barb Lucas of Gaston.

Arrangements by Dunes Memorial Chapel in Reedsport.[Text]

[Text]Harold Rogers

SWEET HOME - Harold Raymond Rogers of Sweet Home, formerly of Yoncalla, died June 3 of age-related causes. He was 101. No service is planned.

He was born Aug. 9, 1906, in Baron, Wis., to David and Mary Edes Rogers. He married Martha Noel on Aug. 8, 1947, in Roseburg.

Rogers served in the Army Air Corps in North Africa from 1942 to 1945 in World War II. He was a mill worker in the wood products industry in the Yoncalla area and worked for the U.S. Forest Service at Tokatee Ranger Station. He later was a backpack hunting guide in the Eagle Cap Wilderness.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Jerry of Las Vegas; a stepson, Carroll Noel of Lebanon; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A stepson, Gale Noel, and a grandchild, Mark Noel, died previously.

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

Stella Skaggs

CORNELIUS - Stella Skaggs of Cornelius, formerly of Creswell and Eugene, died May 31 of age-related causes at age 91. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. June 28 at Hillsboro Presbyterian Church and the burial service will be at 11:30 a.m. June 30 at Lane Memorial Gardens in Eugene.

She was born March 21, 1917, in Walker to Adam and Julia Schmitt. She married Norman Skaggs on Nov. 23, 1937, in Eugene.

She graduated from Creswell High School in 1934. She was a reporter for The Register-Guard and a warehouse worker for The Emporium.

Survivors include a daughter, Judy Johnson of Forest Grove; two grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Duyck & Vandehey Funeral Home in Forest Grove.

Remembrances to the church for people in need.

Myra Stokes

Myra May Stokes of Eugene died June 1 of age-related causes. She was 87. No service is planned.

She was born March 8, 1921, in Oakland, Calif., to Walter and Meletius Crawley Hickling. She married John Stokes on July 17, 1945, in Seattle, Wash.

She graduated from high school in San Leandro, Calif., and attended college in San Francisco. She worked as a secretary and was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband; two sons, Jack of Yuba City, Calif., and Tim of Eugene; a sister, Bobette Templeton of Placerville, Calif.; and five grandchildren.

Private inurnment will be in Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.

Arrangements by Poole-Larsen Funeral Home in Eugene.

Iva Thompson

A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 14, at Allison Park Christian Church in Eugene for Iva Lecel Thompson of Eugene, formerly of Lowell. She died June 4 of age-related causes at age 95.

She was born March 27, 1913, in Nevada, Mo., to Ira and Dollie Graves Noyes. She married Leonard "Mike" Oberman in 1931 in Coquille. He died in 1955. She married Roscoe Thompson in 1969 in Eugene.

She worked as a telephone operator for 20 years, retiring in 1975 from Pacific Northwest Bell Telephone Co.

Survivors include two sons, Michael Oberman and Melvyn Oberman, both of Eugene; two daughters, Marilyn Carter of Eugene and Myrna Ann Pontrelli of Fall Creek; a stepdaughter, Bonnie Osmer of Chimacum, Wash.; 10 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and 16 great-great-grandchildren. Her second husband died in 2000.

A private family graveside service will be in Lane Memorial Gardens in Eugene.

Arrangements by Lane Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home.

Remembrances to the church.

Arvo Wallenius

COTTAGE GROVE - A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 10, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cottage Grove for Arvo John Wallenius of Cottage Grove. He died June 5 of age-related causes at age 90.

He was born Oct. 27, 1917, in Ironwood, Mich., to Jack and Hilda Pesola Wallenius. He married Dorothy Minkin on July 20, 1946, in Ironwood.

Wallenius graduated from Wright High School in Ironwood in 1937. He served in the Army from 1943 to 1946 with the 252nd Field Artillery Battery in the European Theater and attained the rank of corporal. He worked as a firefighter for the city of San Leandro, Calif., retiring in 1973.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Arlen of Prineville and Bruce of San Leandro, Calif.; a brother, Eugene of Ironwood, Mich.; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Private inurnment will be in Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.

Arrangements by Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel in Cottage Grove. Remembrances to the church.

Walter Wolff

REEDSPORT - A celebration of life will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 8, at Tenmile Lake Park in Lakeside for Walter Albert Wolff of Reedsport. He died May 27 in an automobile accident at age 28.

Wolff was born Sept. 13, 1979, in Bonners Ferry, Idaho, to Art and Jane Jackson Wolff.

He was educated in Florence and North Bend. He was a commercial fisherman.

Survivors include his parents, of Terry, Mont.; and five siblings, Jennifer Hardman of Coos Bay, Thadeus Wolff of Mildred, Mont., Philip Wolff of West Cliff, Colo., Kyle Wolff of Casar, N.C., and June Krappitz of Clearfield, Utah.

Arrangements by Dunes Memorial Chapel in Reedsport.

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