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Frank Alderson

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sept. 7 at First Baptist Church in Eugene for Frank R. Alderson of Eugene, who died July 27 of a stroke. He was 86.

He was born Nov. 18, 1925, in Trenton, Mo., to Raymond and Orpha Lucas Alderson. He married Phyllis Egner in 1952 in Portland. She died in 1969.

He was a 1943 graduate of Trenton High School and graduated from the University of Oregon School of Law in 1951. He served in the Navy in World War II and was stationed in Enewetak Atoll, Marshall Islands in the South Pacific.

He served as district attorney for Klamath County from 1951 to 1955 and was assistant district attorney for Lane County from 1955 until his appointment by Gov. Mark Hatfield to the State District Court bench in 1961. Judge Alderson retired in 1992 after 31 years on the bench.

Survivors include his domestic partner, Jan Alderson; two sons, Richard of Eugene and Ronald of Gilbert, Ariz.; a daughter, Sheryl Little of Eugene; two sisters, Leona Dell Keuhn of Trenton, Mo., and Jessie Lee Pierce of St. Joseph, Mo.; and six grandchildren.

Arrangements by Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene. Remembrances to Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation or Camp Harlow Scholarship Fund.

Karen Anderson

A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. Aug. 11 at the First United Methodist Church of Eugene for Karen Anderson of Eugene, who died July 27 of cancer. She was 49.

She was born Jan. 28, 1963, in Eugene to Edward and Joan Wintermute Tompkins. She married Michael Anderson on Aug. 25, 1985, in Eugene.

She graduated from Sprague High School in Salem in 1981 and graduated from Lane Community College in the early childhood program in 1984. She worked as a preschool school teacher at First United Methodist Church of Eugene for 22 years.

Survivors include her husband; her mother, now of Salem; a son, William of Eugene; a daughter, Helen Anderson of Portland; and a sister, Laura Falls of Salem.

Arrangements by Sunset Hills Cemetery, Funeral Home & Crematorium in Eugene.

Eleanor Dewey

WALTERVILLE - The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, at Berean Assembly of God Church for Eleanor P. Dewey of Walterville, who died July 30 of dementia. She was 96.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6, at Springfield Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home.

She was born July 6, 1916, in Carrington, N.D., to Fred and Elizabeth Edinger Graser. She married Everett Clinton in 1936 in Minneapolis. He died April 1, 1971. She married Joy Dewey in June of 1978 in Leaburg. He died May 1, 1991.

She graduated from high school in Harvey, N.D. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include two sons, Dennis Clinton of McGregor, Minn., and Stephen Clinton of Brooklyn Park, Minn.; two daughters, Janice Hackert of Walterville and Sandra Clinton of Minneapolis; 14 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and 33 great-great-grandchildren. Three grandsons died previously, Kevin Malenke in 1993, Michael Hackert in 2004 and Patrick Clinton in 1964; a great-granddaughter, Ashley Braden, and a great-great-granddaughter, Laura Hermisillio, also died previously.

Burial will be at 2 p.m., Monday, Aug. 6, at Springfield Memorial Gardens.Arrangements by Musgrove's at Springfield Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home in Springfield.

Elizabeth Leeds

Elizabeth Louise Leeds of Eugene died July 28 of age-related causes. She was 87.

She was born July 24, 1925, in Los Angeles to Charles and Etta Jackson Mayes. She married Robert Dale Ravey in 1942 in Prescott, Ariz. He died in 1969.

She was the owner and operator of Leeds Miniatures until she sold it and retired. Earlier in her life, she worked in the University of California art department and was a homemaker.

Survivors include a son, Tom Ravey of Puerta Vallerta, Mexico; three daughters, Pamela Lewis of Eugene, Aisling McCallum of Tucson, Ariz., and Diane Duncan of Sacramento; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Sunset Hills Cemetery, Funeral Home & Crematorium in Eugene.

Peggy Smith

BLACHLY - A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 3, at Memorial Community Church in Blachly for Peggy Louise Smith of Blachly, who died July 29 of cancer. She was 81.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Aug. 2, at Murphy-Musgrove Funeral Home in Junction City.

She was born July 23, 1931, in Lexington, Neb., to Harold and Hazel Dunlap White. She married Gordon Smith on Dec. 24, 1950.

She graduated from Triangle Lake High School in 1949. She was a mother and homemaker.

Survivors include her husband; a son, Terry of Blachly; two daughters, Kathy VanCleave of Arlington, Texas, and Sharon Kullberg of Auburn, Wash.; a sister, Virginia Keeney of Blachly; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Burial will be at 2 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 2, in Blachly Cemetery.Arrangements by Murphy-Musgrove Funeral Home in Junction City. Remembrances to Memorial Community Church.
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