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Warren Potter

Private services will be held for Warren R. Potter of Eugene, who died July 26 of age-related causes. He was 80.

Potter was born Jan. 29, 1922, in Springfield, Minn., to Wayne and Jessie Specht Potter. He married Deloris Marie Mertz in Springfield, Minn., on Jan. 25, 1942.

He lived in Springfield, Minn., and Lebanon before moving to this area three years ago.

He served as a sergeant in the Army during World War II. He attended Hamline University in St. Paul, Minn., for one year. He worked as a used car sales manager.

He enjoyed golf, hunting, baseball, basketball, football and spending time with his family. He was a member of the Elks and American Legion.

Survivors include his wife; six daughters, Patricia Weiss of Clifton, Va., Barbara Psachos of Tukwila, Wash., Susan Potter and Catherine Gaylord, both of Atlanta, Debra Cato of Federal Way, Wash., and Martha Linder of Columbus, Ohio; three sons, Richard of Fairfax Station, Va., William of Eugene and Michael of Columbus; a sister, Lois Woodall of Blue Earth, Minn.; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grand- children.

Private graveside services will be held at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland. Poole-Larsen Funeral Home in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Marie Sawrey

VENETA - Marie Manile Sawrey, 92, of Veneta, died July 27 of Alzheimer's disease. She was 92.

She was born May 19, 1910, in Los Angeles to Peter and Mary McGowan Manile, and graduated from high school in Los Angeles.

She lived in the California towns of Arcadia and Long Beach until 1971, when she moved to Port Townsend, Wash.

She had lived in the Elmira-Veneta area for 18 years.

She married Howard Lenning in Riverside, Calif., on Aug. 31, 1946. He died on Feb. 24, 1966. She married Rhea Sawrey on July 3, 1968. He died Oct. 16, 1983.

She was one of the first usherettes at talking movie theaters, her first job. She was also a runway fashion model, professional horseback show rider and insurance executive.

Sawrey enjoyed bridge, reading, boating and spending time with her family. She traveled around the world.

Survivors include a daughter, Cindy Foster of Elmira; and three grandchildren. A sister, Loretta Wheeler, and a grandson, Brant Foster, died previously.

No service is planned. Chapel of Memories Funeral Home, Eugene, is in charge of arrangements.

Lela Shove

The graveside service will be today, July 29, for Lela Rosaline Shove of Eugene, who died July 23 at the age of 82. Her family chose not to list the cause of death.

Shove was born March 2, 1920, in Salem to George and Melba McAllister Guerne. She married Ralph Shove in Olympia on July 3, 1943.

She was an avid gardener, and she enjoyed ocean fishing, camping and hunting. Shove lived in Connecticut until 1947, when she returned to Oregon.

Survivors include her husband; two sons, Gary of Poulsbo, Wash., and Mark of Eugene; and a sister, Geneva Riley of Salem.

Today's service will be at 11 a.m. at City View Cemetery in Salem. City View Funeral Home in Salem is in charge of arrangements.

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Date:Jul 29, 2002
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