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Catherine Landon

Catherine Landon of Eugene died Dec. 4 of age-related causes. She was 86.

Landon was born May 5, 1915, in Eugene.

A lifetime resident of Eugene, she graduated from Eugene High School in 1933. She married John Landon in Eugene on Oct. 6, 1935.

Landon worked as a real estate agent and was a co-owner of the Keith Electric Motor Service. Her husband died Feb. 2, 1996.

Her interests included training and showing horses, and outdoor activities such as hiking and fishing. She enjoyed music and played the piano and the organ. She was a member of the Eugene Hunt Club, the Spencer Creek Grange and the Willamalane Senior Center.

Survivors include two sons, John of Eugene and James of Portland; a daughter, Jean Quincy of Eugene; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

No services have been planned. Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cascade Coast Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association.

Dorothy Durbin

The funeral Mass will be held Dec. 7 for Dorothy A. Durbin of Eugene, who died Dec. 5 of Alzheimer's disease. She was 84.

Durbin was born June 27, 1917, in Lorane, to Edmond and Madge Bishop Addison.

A lifelong resident of the Eugene area, Durbin attended grade school in Lorane, graduated from Lorane High School and attended the Eugene Business College. She married Wallace Durbin in Eugene on Feb. 2, 1941.

In her early years, she worked as a bookkeeper for various lumber and construction companies. Later she became a partner with the W.R. Durbin Construction Company, where she also worked as a bookkeeper. She enjoyed sewing, traveling, painting and sports. She especially enjoyed her family. Durbin was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Eugene and a former member of Shadow Hills Country Club in Junction City.

Survivors include her husband; two sons, Robert and Gerald, both of Eugene; a daughter, Cheryl Fantz of Warren, Ore.,; a brother, Kenneth Addison of San Antonio; a sister, Lucille Jellison of Eugene; and nine grandchildren.

Visitation will be held today from noon to 6 p.m. at Poole-Larsen Funeral Home in Eugene. Friday's Mass will be held at 12:15 p.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Eugene. Burial will be at West Lawn Memorial Park in Eugene.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Alzheimer's Association.

Ruby McDonald

Ruby Jayne McDonald of Eugene died Nov. 10 of age-related causes. She was 102.

McDonald was born Nov. 1, 1899, in Fox, Ore., to Jim and India Ledgerwood Allen. McDonald's parents were both pioneers. Her mother was born along the Oregon Trail and her father built the Fox Store in 1895. He also served as the town's postmaster from 1895 until 1909, when the family moved to Salem.

She moved to Eugene in 1923. In 1927, she graduated from the nursing program at Pacific Christian Hospital (now Sacred Heart). She worked as a surgical nurse.

She married Jack McDonald on May 7, 1934. She retired from nursing in 1945. In 1947, she founded the Eugene Weaver's Guild. Her husband died Feb. 7, 1977.

McDonald's interests included weaving, painting, pottery and gardening. She enjoyed teaching her skills to others. She also enjoyed sharing the flowers and vegetables from her garden. She was a member of the Norkenzie Christian Church in Eugene.

Survivors include a son, Steve of Springfield. A stepdaughter, Jean Henricksen, died previously.

No services have been planned. Andreason's Cremation & Burial Service in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Catherine Nordyke

A memorial service will be held Dec. 11 for Catherine Cecilia Nordyke of Eugene, who died Dec. 4 of age-related causes. She was 87.

Nordyke was born March 18, 1914, in Maxwell, N.M., to Jerome and Katherine McElroy Brooks.

She married Glenn Nordyke in Corvallis on July 29, 1935. She lived in Burnt Woods, Ore., Monroe, Orland, Calif., and Junction City before moving to Eugene. She was a homemaker and enjoyed sewing, quilting, crossword puzzles, flower gardening and reading. Nordyke was a member of the Bethany Church of Franklin in Junction City and served as secretary/treasurer and president of the Ladies Missionary Group. Her husband died Oct. 17, 1979.

Survivors include a son, Robert of Burns; three daughters, Patricia DeRush of Lebanon and Mary Alldridge and Norma Lloyd, both of Junction City.; three brothers, James Brooks of Albany, Paul Brooks of Phoenix, Ariz., and Leo Brooks; two sisters, Agnes Sanders of San Diego and Rosalee Jameson of Phoenix, Ariz.; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Tuesday's service will be at noon at West Lawn Memorial Park & Funeral Home in Eugene. Burial will be at Rest Lawn Memorial Park in Junction City.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Bethany Church of Franklin Building Fund.

Cora Campbell

Cora Gretelle Campbell of Eugene died Dec. 4 of age-related causes. She was 85.

Campbell was born April 28, 1916, in Gould, Ark., to Eddie and Leslie Owens Blocker. She married Rex Campbell in Pueblo, Colo., on Jan. 24, 1955. She also lived in Los Angeles.

She moved to Eugene in 1964. She worked as a unit assistant at Sacred Heart General Hospital for 16 years. She enjoyed working in her garden and participating in church activities. Campbell was a member of the River Road Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband; two sons, Roy Ratterree of Buena Park, Calif., and Charles Ratterree of Rosemead, Calif.; two sisters, Ella Mae Waller of Pine Bluff, Ark., and Betty Ruth Teegarden of Grand Junction, Colo.; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

A remembrance time will be held during the 11 a.m. service at River Road Baptist Church on Sunday. Burial will be at the Fowler Cemetery in Fowler, Colo. England's Eugene Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the River Road Baptist Church.

Leo Stalp

The funeral Mass will be held Dec. 7 for Leo John Stalp of Mount Angel, formerly of Harrisburg and Eugene, who died Dec. 3 of pulmonary fibrosis. He was 87.

Stalp was born April 2, 1914, in Albany. He attended Mount Angel Prep School in Mount Angel. He graduated from Harrisburg High School in 1930.

He married DeLoris "Bobbie" Olson in 1944. She died Oct. 16, 1995. Stalp worked as a rancher until 1955, when he became the owner and operator of a sawmill. He moved to Eugene in 1958 and worked as a real estate agent until his retirement.

He moved to Mount Angel in May 1997. He married his wife, Lena, on Oct. 16, 1997. He was an avid bowler and enjoyed fishing, hunting and golf. Stalp was a member of the Knights of Columbus.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Phil of Colville, Wash.; two daughters, Patricia Stalp of Portland and Carol Stalp of Lake Peekskill, N.Y.; and five grandchildren.

A recitation of the rosary will be held at 9 a.m. Friday at St. Mary Catholic Church in Mount Angel. Friday's service will be held at 10 a.m., also at the church. Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Eugene. Unger Funeral Chapel in Mount Angel is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mount Angel Abbey Seminary Fund or to the Bishop White Seminary Fund, 429 E. Sharp, Spokane, WA 99202.

Geraldine Watts

The funeral will be held Dec. 7 for Geraldine Esther Watts of Eugene, who died Dec. 1 of heart failure. She was 69.

Watts was born March 27, 1932, in Albert County, New Brunswick, to William and Anna O'Conner Huckins.

She moved to Drain as a teen-ager and attended Drain High School. She also attended St. Mary Academy in Portland.

She married Donald Watts Sr., in Portland on Aug. 6, 1949. She and her husband lived in Portland before moving to Eugene 30 years ago. She worked for a school district until her retirement. She was an active union member and past president of her local.

She enjoyed cooking, hunting, fishing, crafts, gardening and politics. She especially enjoyed her family and friends. Watts was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church in Eugene. She was also a member of the Elks, the Eagles and the Bethel Boosters.

Survivors include her husband; four sons, Charles, Donald Jr., and Gary, all of Eugene and Jason of Washington D.C.; two daughters, Carolyn Watts-Smith of Oregon City and Mary Watts-Gammie of Springfield; four brothers, Frank Huckins of Clackamas, Louis Huckins of Sutherlin, John Huckins of Weed and James Huckins of Seattle; a sister, Patricia Langdon of Portland; and 15 grandchildren. A son, Ronald, died previously.

Friday's service will be at 1 p.m. at St. Mark Catholic Church in Eugene. Burial will be Friday at Oak Hill Cemetery in Eugene. Chapel of Memories Funeral Home in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Amy Tapp

The funeral will be held Dec. 7 for Amy Tapp of Eugene, who died Dec. 3 of age-related causes. She was 90.

Tapp was born in Illinois to John and Lola Mizeur.

She married John Tapp in Denver, Colo., on Jan. 17, 1934.

Before moving to Eugene, Tapp lived in Vallejo, Calif.

She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America and belonged to St. Vincent Ferrer Catholic Church in Vallejo.

Survivors include a daughter, Maryanne Spradlin of Security, Colo.; six sons, Fredrick and Dennis, both of Eugene, Gerald of Florence, James of Springfield, Vincent of Brookings and Robert of Rochester, N.H.; two sisters, Bernice Kentfield and Irene Sirokman, both of Denver; 26 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. Her husband, a daughter, Irene Rivera, and a son, John "Jackie" Tapp, died previously.

Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. today at Twin Chapels Mortuary in Vallejo. A vigil will follow at 7 p.m., also at the funeral home. The funeral Mass will be at 1 p.m. Friday at St. Basils Catholic Church in Vallejo. Burial will be at All Souls Cemetery in Vallejo.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Catholic Church in Eugene.

Heidi Ames

A memorial service will be held Dec. 7 for Heidi Leann Ames of Salem, formerly of Veneta, who died Dec. 2 at age 30. She was the victim of a homicide.

Ames was born Oct. 25, 1971, in Portland to Merlin and Rachel Hamilton Ames. She attended schools in Crow before transferring to Elmira High School in her senior year. She graduated in 1989.

Before moving to Salem two years ago, Ames lived most of her life in Veneta.

She worked in the Intensive Care Unit at Salem Hospital as a certified medical aide.

Her interests included ceramics and handcrafts, particularly stitchery. She also enjoyed activities with family and friends. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Veneta Ward.

Survivors include her parents of Veneta; two daughters, Danielle Ames of Springfield and Destiney Ames of Veneta; four brothers, Zachariah and Joshua, both of Springfield, and Thadeus and Timothy, both of Eugene; and seven sisters, Haven Ames of Hayward, Calif., Tina Ames of Idaho, Cheri Ames of Pendleton, Alina Ames of Eugene, and Dynisty Ames, Dominique Ames and Katavia Ames, all of Veneta.

Friday's service will be held at 2 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Veneta Ward. Chapel of Memories Funeral Home in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Heidi Ames Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 23238, Eugene, OR 97402.

Mary Dahl

A memorial service will be held Dec. 10 for Mary V. Dahl of Eugene, who died Dec. 2 of age-related causes. She was 93.

Dahl was born March 18, 1908, in Floris, Okla., to Jacob and Ann Schierling Goertzen. She married John B. Dahl in Ulysses, Kan., in 1938.

She moved to Fresno, Calif., in 1960. She was a homemaker and worked as a practical nurse. Her husband died in 1976.

Dahl moved to Eugene in 1988. She enjoyed crocheting and reading. She attended the North Park Community Church and the First Baptist Church, both in Eugene.

Survivors include two sons, John of Eugene and Ivan of Fresno; two daughters, Amaryllis Dahl of Eugene and Iris Dahl of Seaside; three brothers, Dan Goertzen of Hutchinson, Kan., Bill Goertzen of Shafter, Calif., and Henry Goertzen of Sutherlin; three sisters, Esther Smith of Chino, Calif., Martha Schmidt of Bakersfield, Calif., and Annie Goertzen of Newton, Kan.; one grandchild; and two great-grandchildren.

Monday's service will be at 2 p.m. at the North Park Community Church in Eugene. Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the North Park Baptistery Fund.

Howard Newberg

SPRINGFIELD - The graveside service will be held Dec. 8 for Howard Peter Newberg of Springfield, who died Dec. 4 of age-related causes. He was 92.

Newberg was born Sept. 6, 1909, in Portland to Peter and Hilma Johanson Newberg. He graduated from Benson High School in Portland. He moved to Vancouver, Wash., in 1940. He married Helen McKee in Vancouver on March 9, 1946.

He moved to Wenatchee, Wash., in 1952. He worked in bridge construction and as a supervisor at the Aluminum Company of America, where he was a member of their 25-year club. Newberg also was a member of the Wenatchee Elks Lodge No. 1187 and the First United Methodist Church in Wenatchee. His wife died Oct. 9, 1999. He moved to Springfield in 2000.

Survivors include a daughter, Jill Arnold, of Eugene; and two grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Friday at Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene. Saturday's service will be at 11 p.m. at the Park Hill Cemetery in Vancouver.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church in Wenatchee.

Clarifications

Harold LaRoy Davis of Stayton, formerly of Eugene, died Dec. 2. Survivors include two granddaughters and one grandson. Chapel of Memories Funeral Home, Eugene, in charge of arrangements.

Ron Truitt, of Eugene, died Nov. 1. Chapel of Memories Funeral Home in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

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Date:Dec 6, 2001
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