JUNCTION CITY - A memorial service will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 29 at the Veterans' Memorial Building in Eugene for Daniel Wilbur "Dan" Ball of Junction City, who died Jan. 2 of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. He was 56.
He was born Dec. 3, 1955, in Spokane, Wash., to Lewis and June Chatman Ball. He married Hattie Truex on Sept. 15, 1975, in Albany.
He earned a general education diploma from Lane Community College and completed a electronics technician program at LCC. He served in the U.S. Army from 1972 to 1973. He worked in road maintenance for the city of Albany, in vacuum cleaner sales and, worked in maintenance, as an electronics and computer technician, and he was a musician and worked as an electronic computer technician.
Survivors include his wife; his mother; four children, Shane Cortez of Illinois, Tracy Anderson of Washington, Daniel Ball of Eugene and Angela Ball Lawson of Springfield; a sister, Susan Ball Holden of Veneta; a brother, Ronald of Lakeview; and eight grandchildren.
Arrangements by Alpha Cremation & Burial Service in Eugene.
Lajuana Marie "Lu" Collie of Eugene died Dec. 14 of cardiac arrhythmia. She was 57. A memorial service is planned for a later date in Ssouthern California at a later date.
She was born Jan. 1, 1954, in Maniistee, Michnn., to Muriel Green Ware and Stan Sandstedt. She married Billy Collie in San Diego. He died Jan. 16, 2005.
She graduated from Mount Miguel High School in 1972. She worked as a manicurist and owned the Get Nailed at Nana's salon.
Survivors include a son, Christopher of Springfield; two sisters, Debra Fontenot of El Cajon, Calif., and Virginia Jackson of Cottage Grove; and a brother, Theodore Albasini of Bowdoin, Maine.
Arrangements by Major Family Funeral Home in Springfield.
JUNCTION CITY - James D. Fay of Junction City died Jan. 6 of congestive heart failure. He was 65. A private family wake is planned
He was born Oct. 2, 1946, in Pasco, Wash., to Aaron and Marilyn Dykes Fay. He married Gayle Griffith on Nov. 8, 19634, in Stevenson, Wash.
He worked as a heavy equipment operator, repairman and yard supervisor.
Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Tina Affeld of Junction City and Leslie Loftin of Springfield; two brothers, Michael and Donald, both of Belle Fourche, S.D.; two sisters, Mary Fay of Grants Pass and Sharon Fay of Texas; 10 grandchildren; and six great- grandchildren. A son, Daniel LeRoy FRay, died April 30, 2004.
Burial will be at Mount Vernon Cemetery in Springfield. Arrangements by Andreason's Cremation & Burial Service in Springfield. Remembrances to Greenhill Humane Society.
SPRINGFIELD - The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 12:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Eugene for Lawrence Eugene Gieber of Springfield, who died Jan. 11 of heart disease. He was 79.
He was born Nov. 28, 1932, in Wamego, Kan., to Lawrence and Fanny Grieber. He married Maureen Kennedy on Feb. 23, 1952, in Lebanon.
He graduated from Wamego High School. He began his career in the lumber industry in 1951. He owned M&L Enterprises in Crescent since 1985.
Survivors include his wife; seven sons, Lawrence "Lonnie" Gieber Jr. of Wilsonville, Daniel Gieber of Menlo Park, Calif., Michael Gieber of Kihei, Hawaii, Timothy Gieber and Rutledge Waterhouse, both of Bend, Jon Gieber of Battle Ground, Wash., and James Gieber of Bountiful, Utah; 19 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. A daughter, Laurel Jean Theresa Grieber Waterhouse, died previously.
Private burial will be at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Eugene. Arrangements by Autumn Funerals in Bend. Remembrances to Carmelite Sisters of Oregon or the Child Center.
Chester Samuel "Sam" Kingrey of La Pine, formerly of Lane County, died Dec. 21 of prostate and bone cancer. He was 72. A memorial service was held.
He was born March 1, 1939, in Toppenish, Wash., to Chester and Mary Kingrey. He married Lynn Stowe on Dec. 14, 1990, in Bend.
He graduated from high school in Oakridge and worked for many years in construction. He owned businesses in Oregon and Washington.
Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Janet Corcoran of Oakridge; a son, Sam of Caldwell; two brothers, Clyde of Blackfoot, Idaho, and Ivan "Ike" of Walterville; his former wife, Iona Kingrey; and 18 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Deschutes Memorial Chapel & Gardens in Bend. Remembrances to Partners in Care.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, at Central Lutheran Church in Eugene for Jean Jensen of Eugene, who died Jan. 12 of congestive heart failure. She was 88.
She was born Jan. 20, 1923, in Chicago to Raymond and Alice Kramer Morris. She married Raymond Jensen on Nov. 29, 1946, in Portland.
She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband; and a daughter, Mariel Bailey of Seattle.
Arrangements by Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene.
Elizabeth Jane "Betty" McKibben of Clarksville, Tenn., formerly of Lane County, died Jan. 10 of age-related causes. She was 96. A memorial service was held Jan. 14 in Clarksville.
She was born Dec. 3, 1915, in Chicago to Samuel and Alice Buchanan Leggee.
She graduated from high school and was a homemaker.
Survivors include two daughters, Patricia Spencer of Clarksville, Tenn., and Dorothy Neil of Beaverton; a son, Michael, of Cottage Grove; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Her husband, Francis McKibben, died previously.
Arrangements by McReynolds-Nave-Larsen Funeral Home in Clarksville, Tenn.
A memorial service will be held at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses on Barger Avenue in Eugene for Ray L. Massey of Eugene, who died Jan. 13 of heart failure. He was 65.
He was born Oct. 22, 1946, in Florence to John and Alice Taylor Massey. He married Carol Martensen on Nov. 13, 1971, in Florence.
He attended Chemeketa Community College in Salem. He worked as a building inspector for the city of Eugene.
Survivors include his wife; a son, Shane of Salem; a daughter, Elizabeth Mill of Salem; two brothers, Carl of Gresham and John of Kona, Hawaii; and a sister, Rose Hawkins of Florence.
Burial will be in Florence. Arrangements by Poole-Larsen Funeral Home in Eugene.
SPRINGFIELD - A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Eugene Faith Center for Robert D. Osterman of Springfield, who died Jan. 9 of carcinoid cancer. He was 75. A second celebration and burial will be held at a later date at Shelton, Wash., at a later date.
He was born Oct. 24, 1936, in Wrangell, Alaska, to Leo and Ana Negoescu Osterman. He married Leona Savage on Nov. 24, 1962, in Shelton, Wash.
He graduated from high school in Juneau, Alaska. He served in the U.S. Army, spending two years in Germany. He worked for 17 years as a maintenance engineer at Weyerhaeuser for 17 years.
Survivors include his wife; a son, Darren Bunnell of Maui, Hawaii; two daughters, Kerri Simon of Olympia, Wash., and Jill Irvin of Denver; two brothers, Leo and John; two sisters, LeAna Osterman and Sylvia Gray; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Andreason's Cremation & Burial Service in Springfield.
Sophie C. "Billie" Pinkerton of Eugene died Jan. 11 of age-related causes. She was 92. A celebration of life is planned for a later date.
She was born Aug. 27, 1919, in Blunt, S.D., to Andrew and Sophia Weber. She married David Pinkerton in 1946 in Myrtle Point. He died in 1995.
A high school graduate, she worked as a bank auditor in Myrtle Point.
Survivors include two sons, Walter Badger of Lebanon and David Badger of Scio; 15 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Two sons died previously, Ronald Badger in 1997 and Omer Badger in 2011, and a granddaughter, Lorrie Davis, died in 2009.
Private burial will be at Sunset Memorial Park in Coos Bay. Arrangements by Major Family Funeral Home in Springfield.
COTTAGE GROVE - A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel for Raymond A. Sanders of Cottage Grove, who died Jan. 14 of melanoma and pneumonia. He was 87.
He was born Oct. 1, 1924, in Enterprise to Clyde and Cynthia Chambers Sanders. He married Vadna Dale on Dec. 20, 1946, in Enterprise. She died in 1998.
He married Ellen Thomas Hass Roner on June 16, 2005, in Eugene.
He attended school in Enterprise and attended Edison Tech School. He served in the merchant marine from 1944 to 1946. He worked in production for Boeing in Seattle from 1948 to 1962. He worked as an electronics technician. He worked at Cape Canaveral for two years and assisted in the telemetry of the two ground launches of Minute Man missiles. He then worked for ITT at Vandenberg Air Force Base.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, David and Jerry, both of Arlington, Texas; a stepson, Larry Hass of Vancouver, Wash.; a sister, Addie Marks of Enterprise; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A daughter, Diana Wilson, died in 2006, and a granddaughter, Brienne Sanders, died previously.
Inurnment will be at Fir Grove Cemetery in Cottage Grove. Remembrances to American Cancer Society in Eugene.
COTTAGE GROVE - A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Jan. 28 at the United Methodist Church in Cottage Grove for David Lee Snauer of Cottage Grove, who died Dec. 30 of injuries from outdoor exposure. He was 34.
He was born Feb. 3, 1977, in Springfield to Keith and Robin Farrell Snauer.
He worked in paving.
Survivors include his parents; grandparents John Farrell and Dean and Agnes Snauer; his domestic partner of eight years, Julie Piehl; two sons, David Jr. and Kayne; a daughter, Jaiden Snauer; two stepdaughters, Destinee Piehl and Brailey Piehl; a sister, Sierra; and two grandchildren.
Arrangements by Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel in Cottage Grove.
Kathleen Van Altvorst
Kathleen D. Van Altvorst of Longview, Wash., a former 35-year resident of Lane County, died Dec. 11 of a glioblastoma. She was 60. A service was held.
She was born June 6, 1951, in Worthington, Minn.
She graduated from the University of Oregon in 1973.
She worked for the Longview School District.
Survivors include her husband, John Daniels; and a brother, James Van Altvorst.
Arrangements by Longview Memorial Park & Crematory.
PLEASANT HILL - Stanley Lawrence "Stan" Wheeler of Pleasant Hill died Jan. 11 of acute leukemia. He was 74. No service is planned
He was born July 30, 1937, in Eugene to Lawrence and Bessie Fegles Wheeler. He married Patricia "Trish" Mountain on Aug. 9, 1969, in Roseburg.
He attended some college and served in the U.S. Air Force from 1960 to 1964. He worked as a mainframe computer operator in the banking industry.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Miles of Eugene and Jimmy of Sweet Home; three sisters, Doris Webber of Kennewick, Wash., Clara Grant of Winston and Evelyn Oliviera of Anderson, Calif.; a brother, Marv of Pleasant Hill; and two grandchildren.
Arrangements by Andreason's Cremation & Burial Service in Springfield.
Remembrances to the Eugene Mission or Jasper Christian Church.
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