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Ralph Adams

SPRINGFIELD - A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at Springfield Memorial Gardens for Ralph W. Adams of Springfield, who died Sept. 12 of a subdural hematoma. He was 80. A luncheon and celebration of life will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at 91922 Marcola Road in Springfield.

He was born Aug. 16, 1928, in Redlands, Calif. He married Ramona "Becky" Adams on Aug. 27, 1949, in Springfield.

Adams graduated from Springfield High School in 1946. He worked in logging for Weyerhaeuser and retired after 37 years.

Survivors include three children, Tony of Springfield, Sherry of Portland and Greg of Colton; a sister, Ruth Payne of Coburg; and four grandchildren. His wife died previously.

Arrangements by Buell Funeral Chapel in Springfield. Remembrances to the Becky Adams Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Shannon Bloom

Shannon Bloom of Eugene died Sept. 8 at age 32. The family chose not to list the cause of death. A private family service will be later.

She was born Sept. 13, 1975, in Longview, Wash., to Paul and Tomi France Johnston.

She graduated from Mark Morris High School in Longview, Wash., in 1993. She held a bachelor's degree in nursing from Eastern Oregon State University and worked in pediatrics for five years at Sacred Heart Hospital.

Survivors include her parents, Paul Johnston and Tomi Tanner; a daughter, Piper Bloom of Eugene; grandmothers Roberta McKae of Lima, Ohio, and Thelma Johnston of San Leandro, Calif; and two sisters, Holly Wright of Las Vegas, Nev., and Angela Svetich of Springfield.

Arrangements by Andreason's Cremation and Burial Service. Remembrances to Shelter Care.

Thomas Bowhan

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 19, at West Lawn Memorial Park in Eugene for Thomas Erin Bowhan of Eugene. He died Sept. 15 of an aortic aneurysm at age 74.

He was born Jan. 31, 1934, in Bowring, Okla., to Erin and Alma Godfrey Bowhan. He and his wife, Emma, were married July 26, 1952, in Junction City.

Bowhan attended Junction City High School. He served in the Air Force from 1952 to 1956 as an intercept radio operator with the 6983rd radar squadron at March Field in California.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Debra Bowhan of Eugene; two sons, Thomas Jr. and John, both of Eugene; a sister, Mary Lou Walker of Willows, Calif.; and six grandchildren.

Arrangements by West Lawn Memorial Park & Funeral Home in Eugene. Remembrances to the Lane Rural Fire Department.

Levi Brown

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at West Lawn Memorial Park & Funeral Home in Eugene for Levi Conrad Brown of Hermiston, formerly of Veneta. He died Sept. 16 of complications of heart surgery. He was 16 months old.

He was born May 14, 2007, in Eugene to Kevin and Katrina Antoine Brown.

Survivors include his parents, of Hermiston; grandparents Robert and Marilyn Brown and Robert and Karla Antoine; and a sibling, Colton Brown of Hermiston.

Private burial will be in Lane Memorial Gardens in Eugene. Arrangements by Lane Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home.

Cheryl Eller-Stevens

OAKRIDGE - A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. today, Sept. 18, at Oakridge Chapel of the Woods for Cheryl Lynn Eller-Stevens of Oakridge. She died Sept. 14 of renal failure at age 49.

She was born Nov. 28, 1958, in Modesto, Calif., to Ed and Betty Coonce Stevens.

She worked as a certified nursing assistant and medication aide for 20 years in Modesto, Iowa and Texas.

Survivors include her domestic partner, Michael Martin; her mother, Betty Moore; a son, Gary Wade of Arkansas; and six siblings, Frank Stevens of Oklahoma, Phyllis Lawlor, Linda Goodman and Carl Stevens, all of Modesto, Robin Wilson of Earling, Iowa, and Fawn Love of Oakridge. Her spouse, Darlo Le Mondes, died previously.

Mildred Gillespie

VENETA - A celebration of life will be held at 10 a.m. Sept. 27 at Restlawn Memory Gardens Funeral Home in Salem for Mildred L. "Millie" Gillespie of Veneta, who died Sept. 10 of age-related causes. She was 81.

She was born Nov. 26, 1926, in Pierre, S.D. She married Henry Gillespie on Nov. 8, 1945, in Vancouver, Wash.

She graduated from Lead High School in Lead, S.D., in 1944. She worked as a cosmetician at Meier & Frank in Salem for more than 20 years.

Survivors include two sons, Wayne of Veneta and Dale of Bremerton, Wash.; four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Her husband died Nov. 15, 2007, and a daughter, Phyllis Gillespie, died April 6, 1959.

Inurnment will be in Restlawn Memory Gardens. Arrangements by Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene.

Frederick Schuman

SPRINGFIELD - The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 22, at Hope Lutheran Church in Springfield for Frederick "Fred" Schuman of Springfield, who died Sept. 15 of age-related causes. He was 92. A luncheon will be held at the church following the service. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at Major Family Funeral Home in Springfield and from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church.

He was born Aug. 29, 1916, in Monticello, Minn., to Max and Anna Welk Schuman. He and his wife, Esther, were married June 8, 1946, in Mount Vernon, Wash.

Schumann was a business owner and retired from Georgia-Pacific.

Survivors include a daughter, Susan Cuneo of Springfield; a son, Thomas of Springfield; a brother, Harvey of Springfield; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. His wife died in February 2000.

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Date:Sep 18, 2008
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