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Dorothy Blood

Dorothy V. Blood of Eugene died Dec. 26 of cancer. She was 85. A private memorial service will be held.

She was born July 30, 1924, in Kearney, Neb., to Harry C. and Hattie P. Mitchell. She married Carl A. Blood Aug. 20, 1947, in Eugene. He died May 21, 2002.

She attended business college. She worked as a supervisor of typists for an air force base in Nebraska during World War II, then as an accountant and receptionist for Booth-Kelley Lumber Co., and as a homemaker.

Survivors include a daughter, Sandra Blood of Eugene; three sons, Curtis of Seattle, Kenneth of Eugene and David of Venice, Fla.; and three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Chapel of Memories Funeral Home in Eugene. Remembrances to Cascade Hospice.

James Butcher

A celebration of life will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 31, at 2450 Spring Blvd., in Eugene, for James Butcher of Eugene, who died Dec. 6 at age 42. His family chose not to list the cause of death.

He was born Oct. 6, 1967, in Chicago, to Leo and Ruth Tooke Butcher. His life partner, Robert Lang, died previously.

He attended Lane Community College and the University of Oregon. He served in the U.S. Navy.

Survivors include his father; four sisters, Shirley Butcher and Lenell Butcher, both of Chicago, Gloria Curtis of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Deborah Cleveland of Eugene; and two brothers, Charles Butcher of Chicago and Alexandre Albert-Gattier of Eugene. A sister, Gwendolyn Butcher, died previously.

Arrangements by West Lawn Memorial Park & Funeral Home in Eugene. Remembrances to the James H. Butcher Memorial Fund at Selco Credit Union.

Michael Harter

Michael Harter of Eugene died Dec. 27 at age 64. His family chose not to list the cause of death. No service is planned.

He was born March 18, 1945, in Pendleton, to Mildred Harter.

He attended South Eugene High School.

Survivors include a son, Travis Harter of Eugene; a sister, Carolyn Schulz of Springfield; three brothers, Ron of Albany, Charley of Springfield and Kelso of Creswell; and two grandchildren.

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

Zilpha Hutchens

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on 18th Avenue in Eugene for Zilpha M. Hutchens of Eugene, who died Dec. 25 of age-related causes. She was 103. Visitation will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church, with burial at 12:30 p.m. at Sunset Hills Cemetery in Eugene.

She was born July 4, 1906, in Canon City, Colo., to Jacob and Bessie Wood Hershner. She married Asa Ankrum Aug. 31, 1931, in Florence, Colo., and they later divorced. She married William McKinley Reed Jan. 17, 1947, in Canon City, and died in December 1956. She married Ernest Hutchens June 5, 1963, in Springfield, and he died in November 1972.

She worked in food service at various restaurants in Colorado and Oregon, then in menu planning and food preparation at Mortensen's Nursing Home in Eugene and at McKenzie Manor Nursing Home in Springfield.

Survivors include two sons, Oris Reed of Lamar, Colo,, and Dean Reed of Eugene; a sister, Mary Ulrich of Payton, Colo.; and five grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. A son, Paul Reed, died in 1995.

Arrangements by Buell Funeral Chapel in Springfield.

Maxine Peck

Maxine Peck of Springfield died Dec. 28 of age-related causes. She was 91. A private family service will be held.

She was born April 17, 1918, in Cane Hill, Mo., to Walter and Maude Friend Bush. She married Vernon Peck March 31, 1961, in Redmond.

She worked in real estate.

Survivors include her husband, a daughter, Ann Putzier of Springfield; a stepdaughter, Joan Pitcher of Canada; a stepson, Vernon Peck, Jr., of Georgia; a sister, Margaret Cushman of Missouri; a brother, Walter Bush, Jr., of Arizona; and 11 grandchildren. A daughter, Patricia Connor, died previously.

Arrangements by Major Family Funeral Home in Springfield.

Alma Pedersen

Alma Helene Pedersen of Tigard, formerly of Lane County, died Dec. 20 of age-related causes. She was 93. A memorial service was held in Tualatin, with inturnment at Rest Lawn Memorial Park in Junction City.

She was born Dec. 30, 1915, in Cedar Falls, Iowa, to Neils and Anna Marie Hansen Rasmussen. She married Karl Pedersen March 4, 1939, in Fredsville, Iowa. He died Jan. 18, 1975.

She graduated from Cedar Falls High School and Gates College.

She was a homemaker and worked as a teacher's aide at Oaklea Middle School in Junction City.

Survivors include a daughter, Raarda Puhl of Tualatin; three sons, Arthur of Buellton, Calif., Rolland of West Linn and Eugene, and Merlin of Tigard; a sister, Anna Rittgers of Cedar Falls; and seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Autumn Funerals & Cremations in Tigard.

Ervin Smith

A celebration of life will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 4, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Eugene for Ervin N. Smith of Eugene, who died Dec. 23 of respiratory failure. He was 93. Visitation will be from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 3, at Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene, and private burial will be at Sunset Hills Memorial Park in Eugene.

He was born Aug. 12, 1916, in Buxton, N.D., to Carl and Clara Smith Peterson. He married Sylvia O. Ronning June 10, 1945, in Aberdeen, S.D. She died Sept. 29, 2006.

He was a farmer and millworker, and the owner/operator of the Kiddie Korral Day Nursery.

Survivors include four daughters, Karen Suiter of Lacey, Wash., and Linda Pratt, Susan Breuer and Gerri Sweeney, all of Eugene; a son, Allen Smith of Eugene; two brothers, Herman Peterson and Charles Peterson, both of Minneapolis, Minn.; and nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene. Remembrances to Our Redeemer Lutheran Church.

Donald Tourtillott

Donald Wayne Tourtillott of Springfield died Dec. 22 of emphysema. He was 67. Private family services may be held later.

He was born Aug. 8, 1942, in Rich Hill, Mo., to Albert and Fern Du Bray Tourtillott. He graduated from McKenzie High School.

He was a logger and worked in the woods for many years, driving trucks, skidders and other equipment.

Survivors include a daughter, Christina Pettner of Blue River; and one granddaughter.

Arrangements by Andreason's Cremation & Burial Service in Springfield. Remembrances to Greenhill Humane Society.

James Winger

A memorial service will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, at Thurston Christian Church in Springfield for James A. "Jim" Winger of Springfield, who died Dec. 24 of complications from pancreatic cancer. He was 67. Following the service, a celebration of life will be held at Springfield Country Club.

He was born April 27, 1942, in Salem, to Ira "Bud" and Jinni Winger. He married Brenda Calhoun Nov. 1, 1975, in Eugene.

He graduated from Springfield High School and received a master's degree in education with an administrative certification from the University of Oregon. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1960 to 1968.

He worked as a teacher, coach and administrator in the Bethel School District.

Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Wanda McClinton of Albany, Linda Flood of Salem and Erica Winger of Eugene; a son, Leon Winger of Vancouver, Wash.; a brother, Lance Winger of Springfield; and seven grandchildren.

Arrangements by Sunset Hills Cemetery & Funeral Home.

Remembrances to pancreatic cancer research at the MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Hubert Zulyevic

Hubert Novak Zulyevic of Harrisburg died Dec. 24 of age-related causes. He was 84. No service is planned.

He was born Oct. 10, 1925, in Gig Harbor, Wash., to Mitchell and Winifred Novak Zulyevic. He married Ellaura Mae Barnes March 31, 1946, in Yuma, Ariz. She died Oct. 15, 1991.

He served in the U.S. Navy and was a Radioman First Class on the aircraft carrier USS Shangri-La during atomic bomb tests at the Bikini atoll.

He was a concrete construction contractor.

Survivors include two daughters, Nancy Jones of Harrisburg and Lyn Reid of Universal City, Texas; two sons, Richard of Lake Elsinor, Calif., and Mitchell of Junction City; a brother, George Kenneth Zulyevic of Tracy, Calif.; and six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

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


Joyce E. Cobiskey of Eugene died Dec. 21 of heart failure. She was 80.

She married Clarence A. Cobiskey on June 17, 1946, in Eugene. He died in Aug. 12, 1993.

Survivors include three daughters, Jo Ann Steinhauer of Springfield and Sandra Cobiskey and Dalene Berry, both of Eugene; two sons, Michael of Lowell and Chuck of Eugene; 14 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter. A daughter, Linda Cobiskey, died in 1986 and a great-grandson, Austin Lydon, died previously.
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Title Annotation:Obituaries
Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Date:Dec 29, 2009
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