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Agnes Clark-Johnson

SPRINGFIELD - Agnes L. Clark-Johnson of Springfield died July 27 of age-related causes. She was 87.

She was born April 25, 1915, in Eugene to George and Estella Barrett Gates.

She married Harold Clark in Eugene on July 12, 1935. He died in 1976. She married Louis Johnson in Dallas, Ore., on May 17, 1979. He died in 1984.

She was a homemaker and owned a dairy farm in Creswell. Her interests included her grandchildren, Jersey cows and rose gardens. She was a life member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Survivors include a sister, Juanita Rasmussen of Cottage Grove; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. A daughter, Maralyn Shepherd, died in 1998.

No services are planned. Burial will be at Rest-Haven Memorial Park in Eugene. Rest-Haven Memorial Park & Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society and to the American Diabetes Association.

Elizabeth Denham-Penrod

ROSEBURG - A memorial service will be held for Elizabeth M. Shedd Denham-Penrod of Roseburg, who died July 30 of Alzheimer's disease. She was 77.

Denham-Penrod was born May 24, 1925, in Mill Valley, Calif., to Martin and Dorothy Watrous Shedd. She married Bert Denham in Eugene in 1943. They later divorced. She married Francis Penrod in Eugene in 1976. He died in 1999.

She moved to Eugene from Mill City, graduated from Eugene High School in 1942 and attended the University of Oregon. She was primarily a homemaker and worked for Burien Bible Book Store in Eugene, at a Eugene nursing home and as a custodian at Fairfield Church of the Nazarene in Eugene.

She enjoyed working in her yard, reading, crossword puzzles, Christian music and counted cross stitch. She was a member of the Fairfield Church of the Nazarene. She moved to Roseburg from Eugene in 1999.

Survivors include two sons, Mark Denham of Burlington, Wash., and Kirk Denham of Pleasant Hill; a daughter, Gayle Kutschara of Roseburg; a stepdaughter, Peggy Blair of Eugene; a stepson, Tom Penrod of Seattle; two sisters, Dorothy Kellogg of Waldport and Marion Shepard of Eugene; nine grandchildren; and three great-grand- children.

Monday's service will be at 2 p.m. at the Fairfield Church of the Nazarene. Burial will be at Rest-Haven Memorial Park in Eugene. Rest-Haven Memorial Park & Funeral Home in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions can be made to Alzheimer's Research, 1238 Lincoln St., Eugene, OR 97401.

Russell Ellwood

SPRINGFIELD - A private family memorial service will be held for Russell L. Ellwood of Springfield, who died July 28 of cancer and Alzheimer's disease. He was 76.

Ellwood was born Sept. 4, 1925, in Beatrice, Neb., to Russell and Alice Sage Ellwood. He married Anne Marshall in Eugene on May 27, 1945.

He lived in Washington, Kan., from 1931 to 1939 and moved to the Eugene-Springfield area in 1940. He served as a pilot in the Army Air Corps during World War II and received a bachelor's degree in forestry from Oregon State University in 1949.

He worked for the state Department of Forestry from 1949 to 1951 and was employed as the logging and lands manager with Guistina Brothers for more than 40 years. He enjoyed his family, traveling in his RV and woodworking.

He was president of the Eugene Toastmasters Club, was active in numerous professional forestry groups and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Eugene.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Mark of Beaverton; three daughters, Laura Dillon and Aliza Maricle, both of Springfield, and Tamra Hagman of Hillsboro; 15 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A son, Kirk, died in 1981.

Rest-Haven Memorial Park & Funeral Home in Eugene is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer's Association or to the American Cancer Society.

Elaine Kingsley

A memorial service will be held Aug. 6 for Elaine Ann Kingsley of Eugene, who died July 25 of cancer. She was 72.

Kingsley was born June 6, 1930, in Portland to Sanford and Bernice Bassett Nemerovsky. She graduated from Eugene High School in 1948. She was also a graduate of the University of Oregon and was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi.

She managed the Outdoor Store and was a retail employee at Harry Ritchie's Jewelers. Her interests included horses and horse activities and gardening. She also enjoyed her grandchildren.

Survivors include two sons, Ken Saxon and Michael Kingsley, both of Eugene; and three grandchildren.

Tuesday's service will be at 1 p.m. at Rest-Haven Memorial Park & Funeral Home in Eugene. Inurnment will be at Rest-Haven Memorial Park. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society.

Lloyd Adams

Lloyd Lee Adams of Eugene died July 20 of cancer and a stroke. He was 79.

Adams was born Nov. 19, 1922, in Hatfield, Mo., to George and Velma Roberts Adams. He served in the Army during World War II and was employed as a steel worker at Schnitzer Steel, as a mill worker at Rosboro Lumber and as a maintenance worker at the University of Oregon.

He moved to the Eugene-Springfield area in 1955. His interests included fishing, hunting, wood crafting and having fun. He was a member of the Moose and the Eagles in Eugene and volunteered with the Senior Companion Program, working with developmentally disabled children.

Survivors include three sisters, Neva Riley and Bernice Fletchall, both of Eugene, and Pearlie Younkin of Newport.

No services are planned. Chapel of Memories Funeral Home in Eugene is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society.

Owen Mickel

A celebration of life will be held Aug. 2 for Owen Mickel of Eugene, who died July 29 of complications from diabetes and Parkinson's disease. He was 71.

Mickel was born March 21, 1931, in Hardin, Mont., to Carl and Evelyn Mickel. He married Wynona Ellsworth in Corvallis on Aug. 13, 1965.

He graduated from Union High School in Miles City, Mont., and served in the Air Force during the Korean War. He moved to Eugene from Butte, Mont., 37 years ago.

He worked as a miner, TV technician and woodcutter. His interests included history, science and astronomy. He enjoyed prospecting, collecting rocks and camping and was a member of the Westside Christian Church in Eugene.

Survivors include his wife; five sons, James of Springfield, Stephen of Tacoma and Samuel, Jeffrey and Scott, all of Eugene; two brothers, Eugene of Arkansas and Gary of Camas, Wash.; a sister, Norma Newland of Jordan, Mont.; and three grandchildren.

Friday's celebration will be at 2 p.m. at the Westside Christian Church in Eugene. Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Diabetes Association or to the Parkinson's Foundation.

Anita Bilderback

The funeral will be Aug. 5 for Anita D. Bilderback of Eugene, who died July 30 of diabetes. She was 40.

Bilderback was born Dec. 9, 1961, in Cottage Grove. She graduated from Creswell High School in 1980 and attended Portland Community College for a year.

She lived in Santa Barbara, Calif., for nine years before returning to Eugene in the early 1990s. She worked in the food service department at the Red Lion in Santa Barbara and was employed with Safeway in Eugene.

She enjoyed cats, embroidery, thrift shopping, bike riding and watching movies. She was a member of the singles group at the Eugene Christian Fellowship.

Survivors include her mother and stepfather, Mary and Allen Bradshaw of Creswell; her father, Allen Bilderback of Seattle; a brother, Richard Bradshaw of Gresham; two sisters, Tamra Pratt of Woodland Hills, Utah, and Susan Cummings of Plainfield, N.J.; and a stepsister, Kathryn Smith of Sacramento, Calif.

Monday's service, followed by a reception, will be at 11 a.m. at England's Eugene Memorial Chapel. Burial will be at Lane Memorial Gardens in Eugene.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Larry Garske

The funeral was held July 12 for Larry Dean Garske of Salt Lake City, formerly of Cottage Grove, who died July 9 of cancer. He was 62.

Garske was born Feb. 16, 1940, in Eugene to Joseph Garske and Adina Johnson Garske Mosby-Myers. He married Kay Newsom in Salt Lake City on Aug. 6, 1971.

He graduated from Cottage Grove High School and was a member of the Cottage Grove Riding Club and the Creswell Saddle Club. In Salt Lake City, he worked in real estate and as general manager of the Marriott Hotel. He also managed a nursery and owned Larry Garske Enterprises and Investments.

He was a bishop in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and enjoyed church activities, including missions to Poland and England. He returned to Cottage Grove every spring and fall to help his mother with her many activities and to escort her to the Oregon State Fair.

Survivors include his wife; his mother of Cottage Grove; two daughters, Yolanda Cook and Mariza Garske, both of Salt Lake City; a son, David of Salt Lake City; and two brothers, Jerry Garske of Boston and Derral Mosby of Ridgefield, Wash.

McDougal Funeral Home in Salt Lake City is in charge of arrangements.

Clarification

Gordon O. Barnard of Eugene died July 28 at age 81. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Eugene.

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