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Donald Kenady

COTTAGE GROVE - The funeral will be held Jan. 30 for Donald R. Kenady of Cottage Grove, who died Jan. 22 of age-related causes. He was 78.

Kenady was born Feb. 17, 1924, in Cottage Grove to Robert and Nellie Hickey Kenady. He married Bertha Casper in Stevenson, Wash. She died Nov. 30, 1998.

In 1942, he was a member of the first graduating class of Cottage Grove High School on Taylor Avenue. He served in the Navy during World War II.

He was a lifetime resident of this area, and he worked for Booth Kelly and Georgia Pacific for 32 years. He also operated his own logging company on nights and weekends.

His interests included hunting and fishing, and he enjoyed fishing trips to Alaska. A photo of him and a 52-pound Chinook salmon that he caught was featured in a Chinook Bend Resort brochure.

He also enjoyed being with his grandchildren and great-grand- children.

Survivors include a son, Earl of Cottage Grove; two daughters, Sylvia Aldrich and Roberta Hall, both of Cottage Grove; a brother, Ronald, and a sister, Mabel Lambert, both of Cottage Grove; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. A brother, Robert Kenady Jr., and a grandson, Nolan Kenady, died previously, and a son, Doyle, died Feb. 3, 1999.

Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel in Cottage Grove. Thursday's service will be held at noon at the funeral chapel. Burial will be at Fir Grove Cemetery in Cottage Grove.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or to Greenhill Humane Society.

Donald Buehler

VENETA - A celebration of life will be held Feb. 1 for Donald Buehler of Veneta and Noti, who died Jan. 25 of cancer. He was 85.

Buehler was born Sept. 4, 1917, in Redlands, Calif., to W.G. "Glen" and Florence Sargent Buehler. He married Letha Lunceford in Elmira on June 17, 1988.

He served in the Army Air Corps. He worked in the lumber and farming industries.

He enjoyed fishing and gardening. He moved to this area in 1936 and was a member of the Elmira Church of Christ and the Elmira Grange.

Survivors include his wife; five sons, Jim and Jack Buehler, Kenny Sheffler and Tim and Warren Lunceford; three daughters, Susan Whitt, Kathy Howe and Jill McReynolds; 25 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Saturday's celebration of life, with a potluck to follow, will be held at 11 a.m. at the Elmira Church of Christ. Lane Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Elmira Church of Christ or to the American Cancer Society.

Eugene Reeves

MAPLETON - The graveside service will be held Jan. 30 for Eugene Roy "Gene" Reeves of Mapleton, who died Jan. 22 of a stroke. He was 68.

Reeves was born Oct. 16, 1934, in Thomasville, Mo., to Ben and Anna Floyd Reeves. He married Wilma Rutledge in Thomasville on Sept. 23, 1952.

He lived in this area for 47 years and worked in several lumber mills in Mapleton and Swisshome.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Janice Fiscus of Swisshome and Jeanie Kelly of Waldport; a son, Harold of Seal Rock; nine brothers; four sisters; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grand- children.

Thursday's service will be held at 1 p.m. at the Mapleton Cemetery. Burns' Riverside Chapel/Florence Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Richard Stephens

The funeral was held Jan. 27 for Richard Landis Stephens of Eugene, who died Jan. 23 of age-related causes. He was 86.

Stephens was born Aug. 29, 1916, in Perry, Iowa, to Lesco and Leafa Landis Stephens. He graduated from high school in Perry and attended college for two years.

He was a member of the 101st Army Airborne. He earned two Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart while serving in Normandy, Holland and at the Battle of the Bulge.

In 1942, Stephens married Elaine Woolstenhulme in Grass Valley, Calif. They later divorced. He married Edra Bates in Reno, Nev., on July 10, 1978. She died May 27, 1992.

Stephens moved from St. Helens to Eugene in 1950. He worked almost 30 years at the Weyerhaeuser Co. pulp and paper mill, retiring in 1978 as a shift superintendent.

His interests included traveling and visiting casinos. Stephens enjoyed watching baseball and basketball games and attending paratrooper reunions. He also enjoyed gardening, especially growing tomatoes.

He belonged to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows in Springfield and was a member and former local secretary of the 101st Airborne Association.

Survivors include three daughters, Mary Hills of Fall Creek and Deanna Wolfe and Lana Stephens-Mensurati, both of Eugene; a son, Richard of Springfield; three stepsons, Marvin Bates and Gary Bates, both of Eugene, and Keith Bates of Springfield; a sister, Mildred Fick of St. Louis; 17 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. A son, Robert, died Jan. 8, 2002. A stepson, Norman Bates, also died previously.

The service was held at 2 p.m. at Springfield Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home. Burial was at Springfield Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Ursula Harrison

A memorial service was held Jan. 27, for Ursula E. Harrison of Eugene, who died Jan. 23 of age-related causes. She was 75.

Harrison was born Oct. 29, 1927, in Frankfurt, Germany, to Franz and Marie Malsch Funcke. She married Donald Harrison in Giessen, Germany, on Dec. 5, 1958.

She attended nurses' training, and worked in a castle that was converted to a field hospital during World War II.

She moved from Germany to South Dakota in 1959 and settled in Eugene in 1962. She worked at Foo's Restaurant on Willamette Street.

She was a member of a local German ladies' organization, the Lady Elks and the Lady Eagles. Her interests included floral decorating, knitting, crocheting and sewing. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grand- children.

Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Renate Horton of Creswell; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

England's Eugene Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Oregon Diabetes Association.

Dolores Klupenger

OAKRIDGE - A memorial service will be held Jan. 30 for Dolores Ann Klupenger of Oakridge, who died Jan. 23 at the age of 60. She was the victim of a homicide.

Klupenger was born Sept. 10, 1942, in Beaver, Utah, to Donald and Rebecca Cox James. She married Richard "Dick" Klupenger in Oakridge on Aug. 23, 1986. He died Sept. 8, 2001.

She graduated from high school. She was a homemaker, and she enjoyed being with her daughters and her grandchildren. She lived in this area for 30 years and was a member of the Circle Bar Golf Club and the Moose Lodge, both in Oakridge.

Survivors include three daughters, Ronda Bolin and Raylyn Hays, both of Oakridge, and Perri Troute of Eugene; three brothers, Terry and Chad James, both of Whittier, Calif., and Bruce James of Beaver; 14 grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren.

Thursday's service will be held at 2 p.m. at the Oakridge Church of the Nazarene. Oakridge Chapel of the Woods Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Pamela Merriman

A memorial service will be held Jan. 29 for Pamela Cheryl Merriman of Central Point, who died Jan. 22 of heart disease. The former Eugene resident was 56.

Merriman was born March 31, 1946, in Aberdeen, Wash., to Harvey and Opal Stephenson Wyatt. She graduated from Medford High School.

She lived in the Eugene/Springfield area for 30 years before moving to the Rogue Valley in 1993. She married Kelly Merriman in Central Point on Sept. 9, 2000.

Her interests included camping, fishing, gambling and cooking. She also enjoyed reading and crafts. Merriman was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Central Point.

Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Monica Lightle of Springfield; a stepdaughter, Rebecca Merriman of White City; a sister, Judy Butts of Roseburg; and five grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. today at Rogue Valley Funeral Alternatives, 550 Business Park Drive, Medford. Wednesday's service will be at 10:30 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 456 W. Pine, Central Point. The graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Medford.

Donna Stigen-Carr

A memorial service will be held Feb. 8 for Donna Mae Stigen-Carr of Eugene, who died Jan. 24 of breast cancer. She was 49.

Stigen-Carr was born Feb. 8, 1953, in Fergus Falls, Minn., to Ivan and Helen Aho Stigen. She married Alan Carr in Victoria, B.C., on Sept. 16, 1990.

She graduated from Fergus Falls High School in 1971. She received an associate's degree from Fergus Falls Junior College in 1973 and a bachelor's degree in therapeutic recreation from Mankato State University in Minnesota. She moved to Eugene in 1976 and received a master's degree in recreation administration in 1977.

She worked as an office manager for the Eugene Clinic before working at the Sports Injury Clinic from 1985 until 1992. She later managed clinics for McKenzie-Willamette Hospital and worked as an office manager at Albany Internal. She recently worked at Oregon Medical Group in Eugene.

She enjoyed the outdoors, horses, dogs and flower gardening. She also enjoyed canoeing and she was an avid cyclist, skier and swimmer.

She especially enjoyed having lots of her family and friends around her. They will remember her strength of character, courageous spirit and unconditional love.

Survivors include her husband; her mother of Fergus Falls; three sons, Thomas, Ian and Nicholas, all of Eugene; three brothers, David, Douglas and Duane Stigen, all of Fergus Falls; three sisters, Diana Fuder of Fergus Falls, Doris Kraemer of Eagan, Minn., and Darlene Mandelke of Dalton, Minn.

The memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Feb. 8 at the Messiah Lutheran Church in Eugene. A potluck reception will follow the service at the Beacon House in Junction City.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Lorraine Ryan

A celebration of life will be held Feb. 22 for Lorraine Ryan of Port Townsend, Wash., formerly of Eugene, who died Jan. 15 of breast cancer. She was 58.

Ryan was born Feb. 18, 1944, in Detroit, Mich., to Walter and Adela Pronyk. She married Joe Ryan in Detroit in 1968.

She received a bachelor's degree from Wayne State University in Michigan and a master's degree in counseling from the University of Oregon. She worked as a teacher and counselor at Sheldon High School in Eugene from 1969 until 1981.

She enjoyed friendships, sailing and Portuguese water dogs.

Survivors include her husband; her mother of Holland, Mich.; and a sister, Marlene Ritchie of Hamilton, Mich.

The celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. Feb. 22 at Fort Warden State Park in Port Townsend. Kosec Funeral Home in Port Townsend is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to any hospice or cancer organization.

Floyd Small

SPRINGFIELD - A memorial service will be held Feb. 1 for Floyd "Johnny" Small of Springfield, who died Jan. 24 of of age-related causes. He was 83.

Small was born Dec. 21, 1919, in Bates County, Mo., to William and Edna Raney Small. He married his wife, Linda, in Fresno, Calif., on June 21, 1972.

He graduated from high school. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II and received an American Theater Ribbon and a World War II Victory Medal. He worked as an insurance salesman.

He lived in this area for nine years, and he enjoyed fishing, reading and spending time with his family.

Survivors include his wife; four sons, Steve Small and Mark Hanks, both of Fresno, Gary Small of Creswell and Michael Small of Eugene; two daughters, Sharon McCamey of Springfield and Conni Cacho of White City; 14 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. A son, Little Johnny Small, died previously.

Saturday's service will be held at 2:30 p.m. at 2423 N. 7th St. in Springfield. American Burial & Cremation Alternatives in Springfield is in charge of arrangements.

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Date:Jan 28, 2003
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