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Jack Stutz Sr.

A memorial service will be held Aug. 2 for Jack D. Stutz Sr. of Eugene, who died July 20 at age 65. His family chose not to list the cause of death.

Stutz was born March 23, 1937, in Swisshome to John and Agnes Stutz. After graduating from South Eugene High School, he served in the Navy.

He married Judy Blaksley in Eugene on Sept. 6, 1959. She died July 20, 2002.

Stutz worked in the construction industry and built wigwam burners. He owned Stutz's Bicycle Shop and repaired and maintained amusement machines for many years.

His interests included hunting, flying and trains, and he enjoyed horseback riding. He was a member of the Eugene Eagles and the Amusement Association. He formerly belonged to the Junior Chamber of Commerce and the Lions Club.

Survivors include three sons, Jack Jr. of Eugene, Jerry of Springfield and Jeff of Pleasant Hill; three brothers, Darrold of Creswell, John Jr. of Veneta and Jim of Eugene; a sister, Jeanette of Eugene; and five grandchildren.

Friday's service will be at 4 p.m. at Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene. Inurnment will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of choice.

Matthew Bleth

A private service will be held for Matthew J. "Matt" Bleth of Prescott, Ariz., who died July 19 of complications of pneumonia. The former Eugene resident was 96.

Bleth was born Jan. 6, 1906.

He and his wife, Camille, were married 55 years.

Bleth lived in Eugene for more than 50 years. After the death of his wife, he moved to Studio City, Calif. He moved to Prescott in 1994.

He enjoyed the forest and its wildlife.

Survivors include two daughters, JoAnn Murphy of Prescott and Jeannine Ohrling of Green Valley, Ariz.; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

The private service will be held at Lane Memorial Gardens in Eugene.

Judy Stutz

A memorial service will be held Aug. 3 for Judy L. Stutz of Eugene, who died July 20 at the age of 61. Her family chose not to list the cause of death.

Stutz was born July 25, 1940, in Portland to James and Veva Fry Blakesley. She married Jack Stutz Sr. in Eugene on Sept. 6, 1959. He died July 20, 2002.

She moved to Eugene in 1954 and graduated from South Eugene High School. She worked in the bakery at a Fred Meyer store for many years. Stutz enjoyed shopping, traveling and dogs. She was a member of the Eugene Eagles and a former member of the Eugene Jaycees.

Survivors include three sons, Jack Jr. of Eugene, Jerry of Springfield and Jeff of Pleasant Hill; a sister, Sharon McCay of Crow; and five grandchildren.

Saturday's service will be at 3 p.m. at Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of choice.

Marjorie Rust

A memorial service will be held Aug. 2 for Marjorie Rust of Eugene, who died July 26 of cancer. She was 70.

Rust was born Jan. 29, 1932, in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, to George and Irene White Milenius. She married Henry Rust in Coeur d'Alene on Aug. 7, 1954.

She graduated from Coeur d'Alene High School in 1950 and attended a business college in Spokane. Rust worked as an executive secretary.

She enjoyed square dancing, traveling, painting and spending time with her grandchildren. Rust moved to this area 43 years ago and was a member of several square dance clubs and the Eugene Sister Cities program.

Survivors include two daughters, Coralie Burzynski of Dublin, Ohio, and Judith Liechty of Salem; a son, Robert of Frisco, Texas; and three grandchildren.

Friday's service will be at 1:30 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church in Eugene. Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the endowment fund at Trinity United Methodist Church in Eugene or to a charity of choice.

Catherine Wilson

FALL CREEK - A memorial service will be Aug. 4 for Catherine Elaine Wilson of Fall Creek, who died July 26 of complications from cancer. She was 49.

Wilson was born April 4, 1953, in Portland to James Belvens and Patricia Moodyl. She married Michael Wilson in Salem on Aug. 11, 1979.

She lived in Portland and Salem before moving to Eugene. Wilson graduated from North Eugene High School in 1971. She attended Southern Oregon College and received a bachelor's degree in sociology from the University of Oregon in 1977. She was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Wilson received a master's degree in urban planning from the UO in 1979.

She moved to Fall Creek in 1982, where she raised her family. Wilson had been a cancer survivor since 1983. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, hiking, camping and fishing. She was a member of Fall Creek Christian Church and Birth to Three.

Survivors include her husband; and two sons, Bjorn and Ian, both of Fall Creek.

Sunday's service will be at 12:30 p.m. at Fall Creek Christian Church. Buell Chapel in Springfield is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Fall Creek Christian Church.

Phyllis Jackson

SPRINGFIELD - A private family service will be held for Phyllis Eleanor Jackson of Springfield, who died July 25 at age 71. Her family chose not to list the cause of death.

Jackson was born March 8, 1931, in Rockford, Ill., to Clyde and Pearl Pope Heatherington. She married Larry Jackson in Oceanside, Calif., in 1966.

She grew up in Illinois and moved to Oceanside in 1965. Jackson and her husband moved to Springfield in 1972. She enjoyed oil painting, gardening and spending time with her family and friends. Jackson was a member of the McKenzie Artists' Guild and the Junction City Moose Lodge. She attended Goshen Assembly of God Church.

Survivors include her husband; a son, Barry of Springfield; a daughter, Stacey Blacker of Newburgh, Ind.; three sisters, Adeline Merrill, Blanch Fulkner and Betty Rice; a brother, Bob Heatherington; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A daughter, Deborah Becker, died June 17, 2002.

Buell Chapel in Springfield is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association.

Robert Jones

The graveside service will be July 31 for Robert Mark Jones of Eugene, who died July 28 at the age of 67. His family chose not to list the cause of death.

Jones was born July 19, 1935, in Portland.

He lived in Oakridge before settling in Eugene. Jones was a member of People First of Eugene and Oregon and ARC of Lane County.

Survivors include a brother, Richard of Eugene; and a sister, Ruth Morris of Eugene.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Oakridge Chapel of the Woods Funeral Home. Wednesday's service will be at 11 a.m. at Forestvale Memorial Park in Oakridge.

Memorial contributions may be made to ARC of Lane County.

Ella Ames

Ella Mae Ames of Eugene died July 26 of cancer. She was 84.

Ames was born Dec. 17, 1917, in Atchison, Kan., to Nick and Hiawatha Kirkley Salchart.

She lived in Eugene for 22 years.

Her interests included playing bingo at Kmart and Wal-Mart.

Survivors include two daughters, Jerry Caldwell of Springfield and Carolyn Yok of Eugene; a son, Jack of Coos Bay; and seven grandchildren.

No service is planned. Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Ruby Kidwell

COTTAGE GROVE - The funeral will be Aug. 1 for Ruby Georgie Kidwell of Cottage Grove, who died July 25 of cancer. She was 87.

Kidwell was born Sept. 11, 1914, in North Fork, Ark., to William and Effie Beard Hamilton. She married Willie Kidwell in Newark, Ark., in August of 1928. He died in February of 1976.

She lived in Sacramento before settling in Cottage Grove 28 years ago. Kidwell was a homemaker who enjoyed quilting, African violets and gardening.

Survivors include two daughters, Shirley Mills and Betty Kidwell, both of Cottage Grove; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great- grandchild.

Thursday's service will be at 10 a.m. at Sunset Lawn Chapel of the Chimes in Sacramento. Burial will will be at Sunset Lawn Memorial Park in Sacramento. Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel in Cottage Grove is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Etchemendy

SPRINGFIELD - A private family service will be held for Mary Illene Etchemendy of Springfield, who died July 28 of cancer. She was 72.

Etchemendy was born July 16, 1930, in Russellville, Ark., to Raleigh Cathers and Posie Starkey. She married Arnoud Etchemendy in Reno, Nev., in 1973. He died in 1995.

Her family moved to Oakdale, Calif., in 1940. Etchemendy and her husband began farming in Christmas Valley in 1973. She moved to Springfield in 1997. Etchemendy enjoyed gardening, canning and her family.

Survivors include seven sons, Jerry, Dennis and David Nelson of Tulsa, Okla., Danny Nelson of Bakersfield, Calif., Bobby and Lee Nelson of Springfield and James Nelson of Yuba City, Calif.; two daughters, Betty Wheeler of Springfield and Vontreva Morgan of Olympia; three sisters, Dorene Adams of Springdale, Ark., Barbara Mendoza of Fresno, Calif., and Edna Myers of Chino, Calif.; three brothers, Ardell Cathers of Spokane, Lee Cathers of Olympia and Robert Cathers of Charlotte, N.C.; 30 grandchildren; and 34 great-grand- children. A daughter, Eva Christ, and two sons, Jimmy Nelson and Jimmy Sanders, died previously.

Buell Chapel in Springfield is in charge of arrangements.

Ernest Edwards

A memorial service will be held July 31 for Ernest Jackson "Ernie" Edwards of Las Vegas, formerly of Walton, Eugene and Creswell, who died July 22 at the age of 71. His family chose not to list the cause of death.

Edwards was born June 15, 1931, in Cottage Grove to Elias and Jessie Telford Ed- wards.

He graduated valedictorian of his class from Elmira High School. Edwards received a degree in music from the University of Oregon and attended an armed forces staff college. He joined the Air Force in 1953 and retired at the rank of lieutenant colonel in 1973. He was a crew member on B-36, B-47, B-52 and F-11 aircraft. Edwards served in various bases in the United States, Thailand and England. He was awarded a Commendation Medal for his service as a B-52 navigator and an Air Medal Award for serving on a combat crew in Southeast Asia. After retiring, Edwards enjoyed photography, square dancing and traveling.

Survivors include a daughter, Kallie Wile of Westerville, Ohio; his former wife of 27 years, LaVerne Edwards of Eugene; a brother, Nathen of Darien, Conn.; two sisters, Eunice Mickel of Sweet Home and Lucy Jenkins of Ridgefield, Wash.; and three grandchildren. A daughter, Holly Edwards, and a son, Douglas, died previously.

Wednesday's service will be at 3 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Creswell. Burial, with full military honors, will follow the service at Pioneer Cemetery in Creswell. Bunkers Mortuary in Las Vegas is in charge of arrangements.

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