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James J. O'Neill
O'NEILL, James J. - Age 62 passed away January 16, 2001. Jim was born April 26, 1938, in Staten Island, New York to William O'Neill and Regina (Quinlan) O'Neill. He grew up in Staten Island and moved to Oregon in 1971. He received a Bachelor's Degree from UCLA, and later earned a Master's Degree from San Francisco State and a Doctorate in English from Washington State University. On June 9, 1973, Jim married Barbara (Brinton) O'Neill. Jim taught English and served as the chairperson of the Humanities Department at Umpqua Community College for 19 years. Jim will be remembered for his love of cooking, and fly fishing, and for his reverence for the land and nature. He had traveled throughout the world and was an ardent lover of literature, history, and world religions. Jim was a member of the Steamboaters, the National Audubon Society, and Umpqua Watersheds. Jim is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Barbara, and his children, Elizabeth and Michael O'Neill of Roseburg, Oregon, his father-in-law, Dr. Timmy F. Brinton of Eugene, Oregon, his brothers William D. O'Neill of Cloverdale, California, his twin brother John "Jack" P. O'Neill of Honolulu, Hawaii, Daniel D. O'Neill of San Rafael, California, and Eugene T. O'Neill of Port Arthur, Texas, and several nieces and nephews. He will be dearly missed by his family, coworkers, students, and friends. Jim's devotion to his family, his thirst for knowledge, his craft as a teacher and his enthusiasm as a naturalist have left a mark on the world and the hearts of all who knew him. Private cremation has been held. A memorial celebration will be held Saturday, January 20, at Whipple Auditorium at UCC at 11:00 A.M. with a reception to follow immediately in the Student Center. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to UCC with a notation to direct the funds to the James O'Neill Scholarship Fund.

Rose Marie Farnsworth
Farnsworth, Rose Marie - Age 68, of Sutherlin, passed away on Thursday, December 28, 2000. She was born June 13, 1932 in Enid Oklahoma, daughter of G. Morris and Rose (Fletcher) Farnsworth. She was raised and educated in Enid, attending Woodrow Wilson Elementary School, Longfellow Jr. High and graduating from Enid High School. After high school she attended and graduated from Enid Business School. Rose was active and played in women's sports activities in Enid. She played softball on a local women's team. She entered the U.S. Air Force in 1953 where she served three years as a Weather Technician at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma. She continued to play on Women's softball team while serving our country in the Air Force. After her military obligation, she attended college in Eugene, Oregon, where she graduated from the University Of Oregon. She moved to San Jose, California where she worked as a Middle School Counselor and taught Physical Education. Retiring in 1994, she moved to Sutherlin, Oregon, which has been her home since. She was an active member of the Presbyterian Community Church in Oakland, Oregon. She also volunteered at the food pantry. Her brother, Dr. George M. Farnsworth of Sonoma, CA and a sister Gloria Farnsworth Seaborn of Wallace, N.C. and their families, survives her. She is also survived by her very best friend and housemate Dee Dickerson. Memorial services will be held this spring. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Taylor's Family Chapel in Winston.

Gary Sam Miller
MILLER, Gary Sam - Age 50, former resident of Roseburg, Oregon, passed away Saturday, December 30, 2000, at a local hospital. Gary was born February 10, 1950, in Spokane, Washington, to Eugene and Delores (Cannacci) Miller. He was Baptized at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, in Spokane, he also received his First Communion there. Gary was raised in a military family and moved all over the world. He joined the Army and fought in Vietnam where he received two Purple Hearts with Oak Leaf Clusters, Vietnam Service Medal with Bronze Service Star and many other medals and citations. Gary was a member of the D.A.V., Eugene Chapter, VFW, Eugene Chapter and the Purple Heart Association for Veterans, Roseburg. He enjoyed collecting coins and was a major Star Trek buff. He attended the National University in San Diego, California and received a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Law Enforcement. On March 15, 1993 Gary married Nancy Fetters in Roseburg. They moved to Eugene, Oregon in 1995. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Miller, of Eugene, Oregon, his daughters: Lisa and husband Andy Clayton of Spokane, Washington, Michelle and husband Joel Stevens of Sutherlin, Oregon, Shawna and husband Todd Stubbs of Pleasant Hill, California. Parents Eugene and Delores Miller of Las Vegas, Nevada, brother Todd and wife Sheli Miller of Grays Lake, Illinois, numerous aunts, uncles, one niece and two nephews. He was a loving grandfather to 11 grandchildren. Gary was preceded in death by his brother Terry E. Miller. Visitation will be Wednesday, January 3, 2000, from 11:00 A.M. to 1:30 P.M., Wilson's Chapel of the Roses. Services will be held Wednesday, January 3, 2000 at 2:00 P.M., at Wilson's Chapel of the Roses. Officiating will be Rev. Mr. John H. Stenbeck of Saint Joseph's Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Roseburg Memorial Gardens.

Bruce Robert Craighead
CRAIGHEAD, Bruce Robert - Age 53, died on January 11, 2001. Bruce was born May 8, 1947 to Robert and Isabel (Fraser) Craighead, in Montebello, CA. He graduated Bullard High School in 1965. In 1966 Bruce joined the US Air Force and finished eight years of service to his country in 1974. On December 18, 1977 he married Lila (Leslie) Kane. Bruce lived and worked in Roseburg for the last 17 years, most recently at HPS Electric since 1989. Bruce is survived by his wife Lila, son Drew Robert Craighead (and wife Karina Cotrell), stepson Ethan S. Kane (and wife Cheryl (Nelson) Kane) of Roseburg, and two Granddaughters Ashley and Danielle Kane. Bruce was a loving, sensitive and caring man. We will love him, miss him, and cherish his memory every day of our lives. Our Bruce is in the loving hands of our lord, finally at peace. Services pending, contact Ethan or Cheryl at 541-672-4585, or write to 1595 SE Lane, Roseburg, OR, 97470 for more information.

Rains, Viola
RAINS, Viola P. - Age 81, of Myrtle Creek, Oregon, passed away Friday, January 19, 2001 in Roseburg, Oregon. Services pending with WILSON'S CHAPEL OF THE ROSES FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY.

Vernon M. "Buzz" Murdoch Jr.
MURDOCK, Vernon M. "Buzz" Jr. - Died January 19, 2001 at Willamette Falls Hospital. He was born November 5, 1928 in Los Angeles, CA and came to Oregon in 1946. He entered police work in Roseburg, OR and was a graduate of the FBI Academy. Vernon's years in law enforcement included serving as Roseburg Chief of Police, Deputy Sheriff of Benton County and a member of the Sheriff's Posse in Sun City West, AZ, where he lived for four years prior to returning to Portland in November 2000. He is survived by his wife, Jacky; his mother-in-law, Cedella Veronda; daughters Vicki Denham and Claudia Ludwig and their mother, Joan Murdoch; four grandchildren; a stepdaughter and stepson and their five grandchildren. Private inurnment will be in Lincoln Memorial Park. Remembrances may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 0330 SW Curry St., Portland, OR 97201. Arrangements by LINCOLN MEMORIAL PARK & FUNERAL HOME.

Michi Washino Reeves
REEVES, Michi Washino - Passed away on Thursday, January 18, 2001 at her home in Winston, Oregon. She was born on January 24, 1930 in Nagoya, Japan. She was united in marriage to James F. Reeves on February 11, 1957. Michi and Jim continued their lives in the United States Air Force until they retired in 1974 in Winston, Oregon. Michi's greatest joy was taking care of her family. She will always be remembered for her unselfish love and devotion to her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband on October 6, 2000. The are together in heaven as they were in life. Michi is survived by sons, James F. Reeves, Jr. and wife Laura from Redmond, WA, Frank G. Reeves and wife Shannon from Corvallis, OR, Bill E. Reeves and wife 673Sharon from Coos Bay, OR and daughter Janet M. Weber and husband Rod from Roseburg, OR, grandsons, Jasen and Michael, granddaughters, Julia and Jacqueline. Private services will be held at Roseburg Memorial Gardens. Arrangements have been entrusted to TAYLOR'S FAMILY MOTUARY.

John A. Billick III
BILLICK, John A. III - 74, a resident of Riddle died at home early Tuesday morning, January 23, 2001. He was born at Sacramento, California on July 22, 1920 to the late John and Gladys Freshour Billick II. John was a veteran serving in the US Army which he entered in 1942. He lived for many years at Galt, California where he was a Deputy Sheriff and also was volunteer with the fire department there. On July 16, 1950 he was married to Ellen Keogh at Reno, Nevada and she survives. In February of 1977 John and Ellen moved to Riddle, Oregon where they have lived ever since. John had worked as a security guard at the C & D Lumber Company and retired from that in 1990. He was also self employed owning Big John's Saw Shop in Riddle. As hobbies he enjoyed wood working and model trucks. Surviving besides his wife Ellen of Riddle are three sons, John and his wife Susie Billick of Riddle, Bill and his wife Billie of Riddle, James and his wife Judy Billick of Seattle; three sisters, Anabelle Bottimore of Herald, California, Martha and her husband Ray Jellison of Lotus, California, Linda and her husband Ed McCarter of Riddle; one brother, Bill and his wife Shirley Billick of Galt, California; nine grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Memorial services will consist of a gathering of family and friends at 4:00 p.m. Friday, January 26, 2001 at the VFW Hall at Riddle. Mountain View Memorial Chapel and Funeral Alternatives Crematory at Myrtle Creek is assisting the family.

Thomas T. Counts
COUNTS, Thomas T. - Died on January 19, 2001 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eugene, OR. He was born September 17, 1933 in Emigrant, Mont. Moving to Glide in 1959 he is survived by his wife Helen, a daughter Judith two stepdaughter's, Teresa and Sherry and spouses, four brothers and five sisters. Numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. There will no memorial services. Cremation by Myrtle Grove Funeral Home, in Myrtle Creek, Oregon.

Elsie June Fosnes
FOSNES, Elsie June - Age 87, formerly of Roseburg, passed away on Monday, January 22, 2001 in a Eugene Hospital. She was born on August 31, 1913 at Wichita, Kansas to Elmer Clyde and Elizabeth Jane (Blake) McCorkle. The family moved to California when Elsie was a young girl. She married Harold Fosnes in Los Angeles, California on February 27, 1948. They moved to Roseburg, Oregon in 1980. Harold preceded her in death in 1987. Elsie was a member of the Westside Christian Church and enjoyed greatly singing in the Senior Choir. She also enjoyed Bible study and fellowship with her church family. Elsie was an avid bowler who was featured in the News Review on her 80th birthday, still getting strikes. She was a beautiful seamstress, prolific green thumb, filling her home inside and out with flowers. She also enjoyed needlepoint and crafts, traveling, making cookies and treats for church activities and her friends and neighbors. Fifty years ago she worked for Merle Norman Cosmetics. Elsie moved to Eugene in May 2000. She is survived by a nephew, Robert McCorkle of Wichita, Kansas, three nieces: Letha Jaenette of Springfield, Oregon, Andrea McKibben of Denver, Colorado and Anne Barrie of Hubbard, Oregon and numerous great and great great nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 26, 2001 at 1:00 P.M. at Westside Christian Church. Pastor Lee Olmstead will officiate. Interment will follow in Roseburg Memorial Gardens. Those who wish may pay their respects this afternoon from 3:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. at Wilson's Chapel of Roses who is in care of the services.

Amy Marie Gray
GRAY, Amy Marie - 16, a resident of Myrtle Creek, Passed away at a hospital in Roseburg on Tuesday, January 23, 2001 just about three weeks short of her 17th birthday. Amy was born on February 16, 1984 at Roseburg to Michael P. and Stacie M. Dalziel Gray. She was currently a student at South Umpqua High School. Surviving are her parents, Michael and Stacie Gray, siblings; Scott, Kyle, and Kristine, Grandparents; James and Kay Dalziel, Mary Ann Mathis and Rick Henning, Alta Cooper (Adoptive Grandmother), Aunts and Uncles; Margo and Terry Klingenberg, James and Mechelle Dalziel, Frank Dalziel, Denise Dalziel and marc Vandewedgee, Laura and steve Cox, Leslie Gray, Michael and Michelle Troxel, Nick and Lisa Gillaspie and multiple cousins and other family members and her good friend Heidi Davis. Preceding her in death were Irene Dalziel, Bud Gray, Aaron Gray and Grandma B. Please join us for a celebration of Amy Marie Gray's life, Saturday, January 27, 2001 at the VFW Hall, 252 SE Pacific Highway at Tri City, Oregon. There will be a potluck celebration from 1 to 4 PM at the VFW Hall. Please feel free to bring entrees, salads. deserts and most importantly your favorite stories and memories of our very special girl Amy. Please bring your warm memories of a very special girl whose smiles and laughter affected us all and always brought smiles to our own faces. In the 17 years that we all enjoyed Amy, no one will be able to forget the things that Amy loved most: The times she spent playing with her brothers, Scott and Kyle, and her sister Krissy; Her smiles and excitement when she was riding in the Camaro with her Dad; Her happiness to see anybody and everybody come by and play patty cake with her; The times when she was feeling ownry and would grab her cousins as they ran by her; Spending precious time with Mom while all the other kids were away; Seeing her Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, and friends come to the house to see her; Going to the beach and having the wind blow through her hair; Having precious time with her grandparents; Swimming in the pool; Going to school; Chocolate Milk!!!!!!! If there are any questions or suggestions please call Michael and Stacie 541-863-7501. Mountain View Memorial Chapel and Funeral Alternatives Crematory at Myrtle is assisting the family.

Rose Helbling
HELBLING, Rose - A service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 27, 2001 at the Chapel of the Roses for Rose Hebling who died January 24, at the age of 79. There will also be a recitation of the rosary at 7:00 p.m ., Friday, January 26 at the Chapel of the Roses. Rose Hebling was born on November 27, 1921 in Fallon, North Dakota to John and Wilhelmina Hopfauf. Rose was the oldest of nine children. She spent her childhood and early adult life on a farm near Fallon and Bismark, North Dakota. Rose and her children moved to Oregon in 1961. After spending a brief time in Halfway and Baker, Oregon they moved to Roseburg because of employment opportunities from the big blast of 1959. Rose devoted her life in raising her family. Through all of her hard work she was able to share in her happiness as she watched her grandchildren have and raise her great grandchildren. Rose was also devoted to her faith in God. She belonged to St. Joseph's Catholic Church and was a past member of the Alter Society. Rose led a very social life and touched many peoples lives with the way she made others feel at ease in her presence. She enjoyed cooking, canning, sewing, Bingo and ceramics. Above all, Rose loved spending time with her family and sharing birthdays, holidays and never ending special events. Rose collected angels and her favorite flower was naturally a rose. Those who had the opportunity to meet her will remember her warmth, compassion and kind heart. We will cherish her smiles and laughter always in our memories. Rose is preceded in death by her brothers Jack, Joe, and Ralph Hopfauf and sister Josephine Stein. Surviving family include: brother, Richard Hopfauf, sister, Anne Frank, sister, Gardy Klos, sister, Veronica Hopfauf, son, Larry Helbling and wife Kathy, son Gary Helbling and wife Christi, daughter Rose Marie Underwood and husband Garcia, son Allen Helbling and wife Joy, grandchildren, Janet and Bob Holland, Nancy and Eric Parazoo, Becky and George Miller, Natalie and Pat McManus, Wendy and Mitch Black, Timothy Underwood, Michele' and Trev Carson, Charity Helbling and Lance Wilson, Carrie Helbling, great grandchildren, Alex, Megan, Daniel, Colby, Rieley, Sayge, Alyssa, Maia, Karsun. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in honor of Rose to the American Heart Assoc. or the American Diabetes Assoc.

Howard H. Pickrel
PICKREL, Howard H. - 78 of Roseburg passed away Tuesday, January 23, 2001. Howard was born January 1, 1923 in Dayton, Ohio to David L. and Stella Pickrel. Howard and his wife Jean moved to Roseburg from Charleston, SC in July 2000. He was a loving husband, father and is survived by his wife Jean, children Nancy P. Conkright, Steven J. Pickrel, Susan G. Pickrel, and H. Matthew Pickrel and by eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son Mark J. Pickrel. Howard is also survived by his four sisters and a brother. Throughout his life Howard contributed many ways to his community and church and is remembered by those who knew him for his kindness, leadership and as a person of generous spirit. The funeral service will be held at Faith Lutheran Church, 920 Kenwood St., Roseburg at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, January 26, 2001. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Memorial Fund at Faith Lutheran Church, The American Cancer Society or Mercy Hospice of Roseburg.

Ben Crawford
Crawford, Benjamin B., age 13, of Roseburg, went home to be with his Lord on Monday, January 22, 2001. He was born May 25, 1987 in Central Point, Oregon. Ben enjoyed his family, music, playing his guitar and camping. He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Linda and Gary Albertson, a brother, Sam and his sister Sarah, all of Roseburg. His father, Ralph Crawford of Winston. Also surviving are his maternal grandparents, Bill and Nancy Darneille of Grants Pass, Oregon and his paternal grandmother Kathyrn Crawford of Pasadena, Texas. Aunts and uncles include Diane Darneille of Grants Pass, Roseann Darneille of Portland, OR and Jerry Darneille of Mesa, AZ. Memorial services will be held at the Lookingglass Community Church on Saturday, January 27, 2001 at 10:00 A.M. .Officiating will be Pastor Keith Williams. Private interment will be at the Lookingglass Cemetery under the direction of Taylor's Family Chapel. In Lieu of flowers, memorial donations in memory of Ben can be left at the services or the funeral home.

J. Elton Hansen
HANSEN, J. Elton - 85 of Scenic View Drive, College Place, Washington, passed away on Monday, January 22. 2001 at Park Manor Rehabilitation Center, Walla Walla, Washington following in illness. A service of hope will be held at the College Place Village Seventh-day Adventist Church on Monday, January 29, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. Pastor Bruce Koch of Enumclaw, Washington will officiate. David Thomas, Pastor of the Villiage Church will officiate at the private family graveside service at Mt. Hope Cemetery, College Place. Memorial contributions may be made to Blue Mountain Television, Three Angels Broadcasting Network, and Clara E. Rogers Elementary School Building Fund through Mountain View Funeral Chapel, 1551 Dalles Military Rd., Walla Walla, Washington 99362. Mr. Hansen was born on July 11, 1915 in Hickory, North Carolina. His parents were Joseph E. and Alta (Reavis) Hansen and step-mother Mary (McCluskey) Hansen. His education was from schools in Michigan, California and Tennessee. Mr. Hansen graduated from the California College of Medical Technicians in San Gabriel, California in 1936. He moved to Denver, Colorado in 1938 and was employed as a medical technician at Porter Sanitarium and Hospital. There he met registered nurse Velma McComas from Portis, Kansas. They were married on December 28, 1938. The couple later worked at a self supporting hospital in Cassville, Missouri and at a medical clinic in Roseburg, Oregon. Mr. Hansen retired in 1984. He was actively involved in the Roseburg Seventh-day Adventist Church serving as church treasurer for 40 years and also as an elder, and Sabbath School teacher. Mr. Hansen was an oboist and played in several symphony orchestras. Two delights in his life were a passion for reading and playing family board games especially with his grandsons. The Hansens moved to College Place, Washington in May of 2000 to be near their daughter and her family. Mr. Hansen is survived by his wife, at home, his daughter and son-in-law Teresa and Terry Koch, grandchildren Brenden and Melanie Koch and Lorin Koch, great granddaughter Angelina Koch all of College Place, two sisters Thelma Reed of Kailua, Hawaii and Ruth McCoy of Angwin, California, one niece and four nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, step-mother, sisters Doris Wiley and Winifred Hansen and nephew Konrad Wiley.

Lorella J. Miller
MILLER, Lorella J. - Age 51 of Roseburg, OR died early Tuesday morning January 23, 2001. Lorella was born on February 16, 1949 in Roseburg. She lived in Roseburg her entire life except for few years while she got her degree at the University of Oregon in Art Education. Her life was full of art. She developed many successful business using her talent in art. The last year of her life she was a well liked substitute in the Douglas County Schools and painted murals in homes and businesses. She is preceded in death by her mother, Viletta West, sister Ruth West and grandmother Esther Gilliland of Roseburg. She is survived by her son, Nathan A. Miller and his father Terry Miller, her father Jack West and step mother Jolene West, sisters Sharlene Gregg and Vicki Anderson of Portland, Oregon and nephews Jeremy Gregg of Australia, Micah Anderson of Portland, Oregon and David Anderson of Seattle, Washington. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 3, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. at the Redeemer's Church in Roseburg, Oregon. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Lorella Miller to the American Cancer Society.

Isabel Henry Crist
CRIST, Isabel Henry - Age 89, of Oakland, Oregon, passed away at her home on Friday, January 26, 2001. She was born November 18, 1911 in Oakland to Robert D. and Pearl (Burt) Harvey, long time Douglas County residents and direct descendents of Charles Applegate, an Oregon Pioneer. Isabel was very active in the Oakland Presbyterian Church, a board member of the Oakland Museum, American Legion Auxilliary Post #152, Past President of the Hacienda Heights Women's Club in Hacienda Heights, California and an avid supporter of the National Republican Party. Survivors include her three nieces, Fontelle Patricia Ross, Clara Jean Kehl and Dixie Hogan, numerous grandnieces, grandnephews, and a special friend and care giver, Peggy Pepiot. Isabel was preceded in death by her husband, Francis W. Crist, sister, Fontelle Schulze, nephews, R. Herb Hogan and Stanley Mac Hogan. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 30, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. at the Oakland Presbyterian Church. Pastor Sally Weber will officiate. Private interment will be within the grounds of Roseburg Memorial Gardens. Those who wish may pay their respects on Monday, January 29, 2001 from 12:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the CHAPEL OF THE FIRS. Contributions may be made in Isabel's memory to the Oakland Presbyterian Church or to the Diabetes Foundation and these may be left at the Chapel of the Firs, who is in charge of arrangements.

Lorella J. Miller
MILLER, Lorella J. - Age 51 of Roseburg, OR died early Tuesday morning January 23, 2001. Lorella was born on February 16, 1949 in Roseburg. She lived in Roseburg her entire life except for few years while she got her degree at the University of Oregon in Art Education. Her life was full of art. She developed many successful business using her talent in art. The last year of her life she was a well liked substitute in the Douglas County Schools and painted murals in homes and businesses. She is preceded in death by her mother, Viletta West, sister Ruth West and grandmother Esther Gilliland of Roseburg. She is survived by her son, Nathan A. Miller and his father Terry Miller, her father Jack West and step mother Jolene West, sisters Sharlene Gregg and Vicki Anderson of Portland, Oregon and nephews Jeremy Gregg of Australia, Micah Anderson of Portland, Oregon and David Anderson of Seattle, Washington. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 3, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. at the Redeemer's Church in Roseburg, Oregon. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Lorella Miller to the American Cancer Society.

S. J. 'Bud' Schoon
SCHOON, S. J. 'Bud' - On January 25, 2001, Bud died peacefully in his family home, crossing over the threshold into his new heavenly home where he was met by family and friends, and by his Lord, Jesus. Born on June 20, 1927 in Corsica, South Dakota to Jacob and Pearl Schoon, his life was characterized by his intelligence and mischievous wit. In 1947 he met Audrey DeVries at a square dance and literally whirled her off her feet. They married on June 16, 1948 in Platte, South Dakota, and over the years were blessed with four children. Bud loved a challenge, and took pleasure in projects. He oversaw the building of the Escondido Community Reformed Church. He was a local building contractor for many years, thus spreading his creativity over Douglas County. He possessed an avid interest in the political arena, and was always ready to offer his opinion. He ran for Douglas County Commissioner under the slogan of "Vote for a Straight Shooter". For 30 years he was a faithful Sutherlin Basketball supporter, and his seat on the second row at half court will now seem empty. Bud was a member of Fair Oaks Church, and his hope in the Lord was evident in his life. He is survived by his wife, Audrey, children, Lorna Schoon, Sharon Bodeen, Debra Schoon, and Larry Schoon, and by the "best grandchildren", Ransom, Gabe, Shiloh, Bethany, Jacob, and Lucas. He is also survived by his siblings, Joyce Stromberg, Robert Schoon, Marvin Schoon, Betty VanBeek, and Carole Myers. His wisdom and his humor were a mainstay to his family. Special thanks to Dad's "My gal Sal" Hospice RN Sally Browne, and to the rest of the Mercy Hospice Team for providing comfort and support to Bud and his family. His service will be held January 31, 2001 at 1:00 p.m. in the Sutherlin Family Church. Officiating will be Reverend Susan Brown and Reverend Richard Hull. Graveside service to follow at Fair Oaks Cemetery with reception at Fair Oaks Church fellowship hall. CHAPEL OF THE FIRS is in charge of arrangements.

Isabel Harvey Crist
CRIST, Isabel Henry - Age 89, of Oakland, Oregon, passed away at her home on Friday, January 26, 2001. She was born November 18, 1911 in Oakland to Robert D. and Pearl (Burt) Harvey, long time Douglas County residents and direct descendents of Charles Applegate, an Oregon Pioneer. Isabel was very active in the Oakland Presbyterian Church, a board member of the Oakland Museum, American Legion Auxiliary Post #152, Past President of the Hacienda Heights Women's Club in Hacienda Heights, California and an avid supporter of the National Republican Party. Survivors include her three nieces, Fontelle Patricia Ross, Clara Jean Kehl and Dixie Hogan, numerous grandnieces, grandnephews, and a special friend and care giver, Peggy Pepiot. Isabel was preceded in death by her husband, Francis W. Crist, sister, Fontelle Schulze, nephews, R. Herb Hogan and Stanley Mac Hogan. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 30, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. at the Oakland Presbyterian Church. Pastor Sally Weber will officiate. Private interment will be within the grounds of Roseburg Memorial Gardens. Those who wish may pay their respects on Monday, January 29, 2001 from 12:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the CHAPEL OF THE FIRS. Contributions may be made in Isabel's memory to the Oakland Presbyterian Church or to the Diabetes Foundation and these may be left at the Chapel of the Firs, who is in charge of arrangements.

Blanche Payne
PAYNE, Blanche - Our beloved "Nana" went home to heaven on Thursday, January 25, 2001 at her home in Callahan Village, Roseburg, Oregon. She was 95 years young. Blanche was born November 27, 1905 in Shawnee, Oklahoma to George and Gertrude Kent. The family moved to Keyes, Oklahoma where, at the age of 16, Blanche met and married Johnson VanDyke Payne who remained the love of her life for 60 years until his death in 1981. Blanche and J.V. moved to Ajo, Arizona in 1923 where Johnson worked as a brakeman on the railroad between Ajo and Gila Bend. Both of their children were born in Ajo; George Alonzo in 1925 and Maryetta Marie in 1930. In the intervening years the family moved between Keyes, Oklahoma and Ajo, Arizona until they finally made Ajo their permanent home in 1937. J.V. eventually became the chief watchman at the Phelps Dodge copper mine and continued as such until his retirement in 1961. They loved to visit their son, who had moved his own family to Tenmile, Oregon in 1956, while their daughter and son-in-law remained near them in Arizona. In 1962 Johnson and Blanche finally made Tenmile their new permanent home. Blanche loved her Lord, Jesus Christ, and was always an active member of her church, first in Ajo and finally in Winston. Blanche was preceded in death by her husband, J.V. in 1981, her brother, Gail Kent in 1973, her beloved daughter Maryetta in 1988 and her dear son, George in 1999. She is survived by her sister, Faye Stewart, seven nieces, three nephews, numerous grand-nieces and nephews, her daughter-in-law, Wanda Payne, her son-in-law, Jim Hopper, 1 grand-son, John Payne, four grand-daughters, Norma Byers, Terri Schuerman, Dianne Hutton and Debi Anderson, eleven great-grand-children and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 1, 2001 at 1:00 P.M. at Taylor's Family Chapel. Private interment will be at the Tenmile cemetery where Blanche will again take her place beside her beloved husband.

James O. Goplen
GOPLEN, James O. - 75, of Roseburg, passed away December 10, 200. Memorial service will be held at 1:100 P.M., Saturday, January 6, 2001 in Wilson's Chapel of the Roses.

Tina Louise Gould
GOULD, Tina Louise - Age 40, went to be with the Lord December 31, 2000 at a local hospital. In Roseburg her mother, father, and loving family were at her bedside. Tina was born August 3, 1960 in Renton, Washington, to Joe and Darlene Flores of Oregon. Tina spent most of her life in Anchorage, Alaska. She loved snow, horseback riding, jet skiing, and her animals. She had a great sense of humor and the warmest, most loving, giving, caringest personality that we have ever known. She is survived by her mother and father, her brothers Joe, Jim, and Art, her sisters Joelene, Kelly, and Kim. Tina is survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and family members. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for plants or donations to be sent to Joe Darlene Flores, Chehalis, Washington, PO Box 505, 98532. Services pending to be held at Brother Jimmy's house in Green, Oregon. "She is gone, but never forgotten."

Hobert H. Long
LONG, Hobert H. - A resident of Roseburg, Oregon, died December 28, 2000 at the age of 81. A service will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 6, 2001 at Fuiten, Rose, & Hoyt Funeral Chapel in Forest Grove. His final resting place will be at Forest View Cemetery. Mr. Long worked at US Plywood in Roseburg for many years and had been retired for 19 years. He was born in Lewiston, Utah. His family returned to the south where they were originally from, and finally moved to Oregon in 1942. Prior to moving to Roseburg, he chose to live and raise his family in Forest Grove, Oregon, where he worked for Stimson's Lumber Company for many years. "Bart" was a gentle man and had many friends. He was always ready to help others. He specially enjoyed home improvement projects, never hesitating to take out a wall or add a porch. As a younger man he built several homes in the Forest Grove area. He was a hard working man and fishing was his favorite sport. He always gave good advice. Survivors include: his wife Avalene Long, of Roseburg, Oregon; daughters: Geraldine Proctor and husband David of Dillard, Oregon; Carol Vanderbyl and husband John of Dillard, Oregon; Judy Cali and husband Carlos of Highlands Ranch, Colorado; eleven grandchildren; Travis McAlister, Tracy Licerio, Jason Licerio, Bryan Faldalen, Jonah Faldalen, Lisa Vanderbyl, Carlos R. Cali, Aaron Cali, Jedediah Cali, Katheryne Supplee, and Rachael Cali; eight great grandchildren; six brothers; two sisters, and countless nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his infant son, Hobert Harold Jr.; one sister and three brothers. Memorials may be made in memory of Hobert H. Long to the Mercy Hospice 2400 Stewart Parkway, Roseburg, Oregon 97470. Local arrangements under the direction of Taylor's Family Mortuary in Winston.

Terrea J. Saylor
SAYLOR, Terrea J. - 49, of Azalea, has gone on ahead, the rest of us will catch up soon enough. She passed away Monday, January 1, 2001. Terrea was born November 27, 1951 in Roseburg to James and Yvonne (Lundeen) Doss. She grew up, attended school and lived her entire life in Azalea. On May 6, 1972 in Azalea she married Kurt Saylor. Family and friends were everything to Terrea. She was always giving, with her trips overseas or just taking time to say a kind word to a stranger. Through Terrea we were able to experience some of the love of our Lord Jesus Christ. The thing she loved to do the most was sharing the Gospel whether at home, work, or in the Philippines. She loved her job at Mercy and she believed in what Mercy stands for. We, her family, have been so blessed by all the people who have called or stopped by the last few days. Most often to express what a difference Terrea made in their lives. She is leaving a large void and we pray that the love of Christ fills it. "Some glad morning when this life is over, I'll fly away." She is survived by her devoted family, her husband- Kurt of Azalea; sons- John and Jessica of Azalea and Kase of San Antonio, Texas; her parents- James and Yvonne Doss of Azalea; grandsons- Andrew Sleigh and Isaac Saylor; granddaughters- Anna and Sarah Saylor; brothers and sisters-in-law- Greg and Sherry Doss of LaCenter, Washington and Brad and Wanda Doss of Myrtle Creek; sister and brother-in-law- Marla and Dave Kipperman of Roseburg; numerous nieces and nephews as well as a host of friends. She was preceded in death by her grandparents. A memorial gathering with a potluck following will will be held Saturday, January 6, 2001 at noon in the Azalea Grange. Private cremation has been held under the care of Wilson's Chapel of the Roses Crematory. The family suggests that those who wish may make a memorial contributions to Mercy Hospice, 2700 Stewart Parkway, Roseburg, Oregon 97470.

Charles A. Shanahan
SHANAHAN, Charles A. - Passed away December 28, 2000 of heart failure at a Portland hospital. He was born June 16, 1937 in Lizemore, West Virginia. Charles moved to Myrtle Creek and was a resident for over 20 years. He served in the Army and then was a long haul truck driver for 30 years and retired in 1994. He is survived by son, Allen Charles Shanahan of Orlando, Florida, daughters Charleen Shanahan of Long Beach, California, and Sarah Jane Shanahan of Orlando, Florida, brother Herbert Rex Shanahan of Toledo, Ohio, sister Barbara Padilla of Las Vegas, Nevada, and ten grandchildren. Disposition is by cremation. At his request no services will be held. AUTUMN FUNERALS.


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