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Warren Allen

CHESHIRE - A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 16, at Franklin Christian Church for Warren T. "Aly" Allen of Cheshire, who died May 9 of heart failure. He was 90.

He was born Dec. 3, 1918, in Junction City. He and his wife, M. Louise, were married Dec. 31, 1939, in Franklin.

Allen graduated from Junction City High School in 1936. He served in the Army, Navy and the California state guard. He was a mill worker.

Survivors include two daughters, Sandra Lozar of Coburg and Mary Bunch of Cheshire; two sons, Tom of Sutherlin and Terry of Roseburg; 11 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. His wife died in September 2007.

Arrangements by Alpha Immediate Cremation Services in Springfield. Remembrances to the church.

Ralph Bittner

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 16, at the River Center Church in Lebanon for Ralph Vernon Bittner of Salem, who died May 9 of esophageal cancer. He was 74.

He was born Sept. 29,1934, in Barnes City, Iowa to Arthur and Winifred Momyer Bittner. He married Shirley Dodson.

Bittner worked as a teacher in Valsetz and was superintendent of schools in Valsetz, Monroe, Oakland and Roseburg. He had served in the Navy.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years; three sons, Gary of Salem, Steve of Corvallis and David of Roseburg; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by McHenry Funeral Home in Corvallis.

Donald Furrer

CRESWELL - The funeral will be held at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, May 17, at Creswell High School for Donald P. Furrer of Creswell, who died May 10 of complications of Parkinson's disease. He was 80.

He was born June 1, 1928, in Portland to Emil and Vera McConnell Furrer. He married Mary Breeden on Aug. 12, 1948, in Eugene.

He graduated from St. Mary's High School in Eugene and attended St. Mary's College in Moraga, Calif. He operated a cattle ranch, drove a school bus for the Creswell School District for 35 years, and was co-owner of the Web-Co fruit processing plant in Creswell. He served as fire chief for the Creswell Rural Fire District.

Survivors include his wife; four daughters, Madaline Hemphill of Eugene, Norine McClary of Hillsboro, and Michelle Furrer and Colleen Tunnell, both of Creswell; a son, Paul of Creswell; a brother, Richard of Creswell; two sisters, Dorothy Gustafson of Eugene and Joann Rissberger of Gladstone; 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A grandson, Gavin McClary, died previously.

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

Joyce Geranian

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 15, at Rest-Haven Memorial Park in Eugene for Joyce Earlene Geranian of Eugene. She died May 8 of ovarian cancer at age 61.

She was born April 14, 1948, in Pine Bluff, Ark., to Samuel and Lillie Hankins Martin. She married Richard Geranian on Dec. 15, 1967, in Natick, Mass.

She was a mill worker for Georgia-Pacific at the Halsey paper mill.

Survivors include a son, Richard of Eugene, and three sisters, Judy Carranza and Anita Banion, both of Springfield, and Dorothy Lusk of Eugene.

Arrangements by Rest-Haven Memorial Park & Funeral Home. Remembrances to American Cancer Society or Greenhill Humane Society.

Merle Herold Sr.

FLORENCE - A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on May 30 at Burns's Riverside Florence Funeral Chapel for Merle E. Herold Sr. of Florence, who died April 25 at age 80. The family chose not to list the cause of death.

He was born Dec. 28, 1928, in Shenandoah, Iowa, to John and Hilda Klang Herold. He married Annamae Swank on Oct. 11, 1952, in Shenandoah. She died Dec. 26, 2000.

He was a World War II and Korean War veteran. He worked for the U.S. Forest Service for more than 40 years.

Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Heikes of Vancouver, Wash., and Sandra Sombart of Veneta; a son, Merle Jr. of Bend; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. A daughter, Jackie Stamps, died previously.

Remembrances to Disabled American Veterans.

Gladys Hill

SPRINGFIELD - Gladys Elaine Hill of Springfield died May 6 of age-related causes. She was 82. No service is planned.

She was born May 5, 1927, in Fargo, N.D., to Art and Agnes Carlson Boarstead. She married Odus Hill.

She was a high school graduate and had worked as a housekeeper in private residences.

Survivors include a daughter, Goldie Crandell of Asher, Okla.; a brother, Vern Boarstead of Springfield; a sister, Peggy Grousbeck of Creswell; five grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Her husband died in 1969 and two infant sons died previously.

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

Ginny Kennedy

Ginny Kaasa Kennedy of Edmonds, Wash., formerly of the Eugene area, died April 26. The family chose not to list a cause of death. No service is planned.

She was born July 29, 1936, in Fergus Falls, Minn., to Lawrence and Elsie Walders Kaasa.

She graduated from Eugene High School in 1954.

Survivors include three daughters, Cinda Smith of Edmonds, Wash., Beth Gwinn of Spokane and Kim Kennedy of Junction City; and five grandchildren.

Arrangements by Beck's Funeral Home in Edmonds.

Rose Nauman

COTTAGE GROVE - Rose Nauman of Cottage Grove died May 7 of cancer-related causes. She was 71. No service is planned.

She was born March 27, 1938, in Houston, Texas to George and Marie Benitez Rodriquez. She married Ronald Nauman on Aug. 30, 1980, in Los Angeles.

She attended school in Southern California and later worked as a school bus driver in La Puente, Calif.

Survivors include her husband; two sons, Lawrence Kipper of Waterloo, Iowa, and Barry Keller of Sacramento; two daughters, Juli Bures of Ontario, Tenn., and Marlene Speares of Fontana, Calif.; two stepsons, Ronald Nauman Jr. of San Diego and Kyene Nauman of Edmonton, Alberta; two sisters, Maria Rodriquez of Costa Mesa, Calif., and Gina Rodriquez of Phoenix, Ariz.; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

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

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Date:May 13, 2009
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