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Beulah Dunham
DUNHAM, Beulah- a Brightwood resident, died on Sunday June 1, 2001 at a foster care home in Welches. She was 85. A memorial service will be held on Saturday June 23, 2001 at 11:00 A.M. in the chapel of Sandy Funeral Home. A private cremation was held. She was born Beulah Catherine Emert on December 9, 1914 to William and Mary (Ogle) Emert in Garfield, Washington. She was one of thirteen children.On October 15, 1934 Beulah was united to Ted Matthews. They made their home in Roseburg and began their family. In 1937, Beulah and Ted moved to Camas Valley for 16 years. Ted and Beulah were later divorced.On March 16, 1963 Beulah was married to Kenneth Dunham. They lived in Camas Valley and Beulah worked for the Camas Valley school district as the school cook. She was well known by the students and teachers for her cookies and cinnamon rolls.On August 6, 1982 her husband Kenneth preceded her in death. One year later, she moved to the mountain to live near her daughter and family.When Beulah wasn't cooking, she spent time working in her yard where she grew every type of flower you could name. She continued to have a garden every year until last year when her health began to fail. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting and especially cooking. Her fudge and cinnamon rolls will be missed by many.Surviving are her daughters, Mary Lou Dunham of Brightwood, Oregon and Pat Ray of Crescent, Oregon; her step-sons, Bill Dunham of Brightwood, Oregon and Buck Dunham of Hermiston, Oregon; her step daughters, Donna McLean of Roseburg, Oregon and Cheryl Looney of Central Point, Oregon; her sister, Pat Pettyjohn of Lone, Oregon and her brother Dee Emert of Walla Walla, Washington; 13 grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.The family suggest memorial contributions be made to Mt. Hood Hospice.

Eugene Fred Harris
HARRIS, Eugene Fred, 78 years of age, passed away Saturday, June 16, 2001 at his home in Roseburg. He was born Eugene Fred Harris in Drain, February 4, 1923 to Fred Eugene and Nellie May (Miller) Harris. He has lived in Douglas County all of his life. Eugene served in the Army for three years during World War II. He was proud of his Sharpshooter Medal and kept it displayed for his family to see. Eugene was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He liked to collect 1953 Cadillacs, the best car ever made. He will be remembered as "thinking of himself, first and last." Eugene is survived by his sons, James and wife Debbie Harris of Hermiston and Robert and wife Marilou of Roseburg; grandchildren, Tracy, Christy, Tammy and Mandy, 3 great grandchildren; mother Nellie Harris of Cottage Grove; sister Dorothy Odell of Cottage Grove and brother Lonnie Harris of Springfield. Visitation will be Wednesday, June 20, 2001, from 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM at Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel, 123 S. 7th, Cottage Grove. Graveside Services were held at 3:00 PM at Taylor Lane Cemetery in Cottage Grove. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of LONG AND SHUKLE MEMORIAL CHAPEL.

Edna Engeborg Helgeson
HELGESON, Edna Engeborg (Eide) - died June 11, 2001 after a short illness. She had resided at Curry Manor in Roseburg since December of 1993 and her family wish to thank the staff of Curry Manor for the wonderful care she received there these past seven years. Edna was born May 5, 1907 at Bowden, North Dakota to Ingvald Eide (1875-1969) and Bertha (Nelson) Eide (1880-1966). Edna grew up on her parent's farm near Arena, North Dakota and graduated from Bismarck High School. She received her teaching certificate from Valley City Teacher's College in 1927 and a BS in Education with an English major/social science minor from the University of North Dakota in 1932. She first began teaching when she was seventeen at a rural North Dakota school under a program that allowed high school graduates to teach at the rural schools. This was due to the Depression and a general lack of funding to pay teachers at that time. Alternating between teaching and attending the U. Of N.D., she had five years teaching experience by age 23. At that time she took a teaching position in Prescott, Arizona. She taught and held principal and assistant principal positions in Prescott and Phoenix until 1939. She married Alvin H. Helgeson on February 3, 1939; a WWI veteran, former deputy sheriff, lawyer, banker and farmer. They moved to Oregon in 1943. In partnership with Alvin's brother, Arnold and his wife Mildred, they bought out the old Booth Land Company north of Myrtle Creek. They tried a combination of ranching, farming and logging, none of which were particularly successful and in 1949 Arnold sold out his half of the property and Alvin and Edna went in the dairy business, an on-going disaster that they ran until 1973. Edna began teaching in the Myrtle Creek School System in 1946. With the exception of the 1947-48 school year she taught there until 1973, when she retired. She taught eighth, fourth, and finally second grades. Among the organizations that she at one time belonged to are included: the Douglas County Retired Educators; BPW; VFW auxiliary; Amaranth (chapter 18); Daughters of the Nile; Eastern Star (#98); Job's Daughters; Zonta; Delta Zeta; and the Republican National Committee. She was an Episcopalian and at different times belonged to St. George's in Roseburg, St. Anne's in Myrtle Creek and the Church of the Ascension in Riddle. She enjoyed modeling period clothes when she was younger, cooking, sewing, and was a painter of considerable talent. She was preceded in death by her husband Alvin Sr. and her sister, Elsie Krug in 1985. She is survived by her son and his wife, Al and Jacquelyn Helgeson of Myrtle Creek and their children; Stania Helgeson of Sydney, Australia and Waylon B. Helgeson of San Diego, California. Also surviving her are her step-daughter, Colleen Helgeson Nelson and her husband Carl of Winnipeg, Canada and their children: Chris, Wade, Mary, John, Cathleen, Tina and Patrick. She is also survived by four of her siblings; Ann Zimmer of Hot Springs, Montana, Bert Groh of Circle, Montana, Albert (Gil) Eide of Seattle, Washington, and Ingvald (Junie) Eide Jr. of Arena, North Dakota. She is also survived by three very special and loyal friends, Betty Lou Kulish of Denver Colorado, Diane Heberling of Greenbrae, California and Loris Lonergan of Myrtle Creek, Oregon. Any memorials in Edna's name may be made to the (Episcopal) Church of the Ascension 135 North "D" Street (POB 460) Riddle, Oregon 97469. A memorial service for Edna will be held at the Church of the Ascension in Riddle on Saturday, June 30 at 2 PM, with Reverend Robert Lonergan officiating. Interment will be in Arena, North Dakota at a later date.

Rivers Keith Rush
RUSH, Rivers Keith - passed away June 12, 2001 at his Roseburg, Oregon home. He was born June 3, 1995 in Gold Beach, Oregon to Mitch and Suzy Rush. He lived in Brookings, Oregon until he was two years old and then moved to Roseburg. He had completed Kindergarten and was attending Eastwood Elementary. Rivers loved race boats, race cars, painting and cooking. He was a member of Redeemers church. He is survived by two sisters, Tiffany Rush (17) and Summer Rush (14) both of Roseburg. A memorial will be held Saturday, June 23 at 1:00 PM at Redeemers Church with Steve Walker officiating. Rivers ashes were spread in the Chetco River, Rogue River and under a tree planted in his memory. Memorials may be made to Redeemers Children's ministry or youth group.

Robert H. Young
YOUNG, Robert H. - A memorial service will be held June 23, 2001 at 11:00 A.M. in the Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit in Sutherlin for Robert who passed away on May 12, 2001. The family request that donations in his memory be made to the Church Memorial Fund or to the charity of your choice. The address for the church is 120 SE Umatilla. A reception will follow the service. Roseburg Funeral Alternatives is assisting the family.

E. Fayetta Hash
HASH, E. Fayetta - 94, of Rochester, New York, passed away Monday, June 18, 2001 in Roseburg, Oregon while visiting her family. She was born Monday, September 17, 1906 in Pendleton, Oregon to William and Ettie (Cheesman) Thompson. Fayetta grew up and attended school in Burbank, WA. One of her first jobs was with J.C. Penny in Pasco, Washington. On April 19, 1931 in Burbank, Washington, she married William N. Hash. The couple lived several years in Central Oregon and moved to Roseburg in 1943. Fayetta worked for several restaurants including the "Turn Around Inn". She enjoyed handy crafts including; knitting, crocheting and oil painting. Her culinary talents included cake decorating and candy making. In the late '70s, Mr. and Mrs. Hash moved to Tacoma, Washington and in June of 1988 to Rochester, New York to be close to their son, Jerry. Fayetta became the General Manager of her son and daughter-in-laws business, Ann-Jer Cake Decorating and Candy Supply in Rochester. She always enjoyed being "the boss" and was actively working until age 93. Her good nature included a lovingly, teasing side. She is survived by her children, Gerald "Jerry" and Ann Hash of Rochester, NY, Nancy and John Pine of Roseburg, Gale and Jessie Hash of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Lynda Richardson of Albany, Oregon; 10 grand, 26 great-grand and three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband William, August 2, 1995, two sisters and two brothers. A memorial service to remember her life will be held Saturday, June 23, 2001 at 4:30 PM in WILSON'S CHAPEL OF THE ROSES. Officiating will be Pastor David Brown of the First Baptist Church, Roseburg. Private inurnment will be in Vancouver, Washington. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions to the charitable organization of ones choice.

Calvin Omar Person
PERSON, Calvin Omar - went to be with our Lord in the early morning hours of June 19, 2001. He was born in Casper, Wyoming on November 30, 1923. At age five, his family moved to Oregon where he attended local schools. Calvin married his high school sweetheart, Charmie Neoma Hensley, on June 12, 1943. Shortly thereafter, he entered the Army-Air Force and became a Gunnery Instructor. After World War II he came home and entered the logging industry as a shovel operator. He and his brother, Edgar, owned and operated "Pepco Corporation" building carriers for shovels in the late 60's. Cal and Charmie were married for 58 years with two children, Leonard Charles (Chuck) Person, and Charla Sue Person McConeghy. They also have three grandchildren, Gary Calvin Person, Kristen Michelle Person and Chayla Lynn Wilson, and recently became great grandparents with the birth of Gary's son. "Papa" (our diamond in the rough) loved nature and enjoyed taking long rides. He also loved children very much. He was a Little League baseball coach for years and watched "his boys" grow into adulthood with great pride. Calvin was preceded in death by his parents, William and Lillian Person and two brothers, Robert and Edgar. His only surviving brother, Donald, resides in Seattle, Washington. As per Papa's wishes there will be no formal memorial services. A gathering of friends and family is planned at Callahan's Cove in Green on Saturday June 23rd at 8:00 PM. Calvin Omar Person will be missed by the scores of people who knew and loved him. Goodbye "Papa" and may the Lord bless and keep you!

Richard Samarron
SAMARRON, Richard - age 60, of Sutherlin, passed away on Tuesday, June 19, 2001 in a local hospital. He was born on October 17, 1940 at Uvalde, Texas to Felix S. and Erma (Maldonado) Samarron. Richard attended Sutherlin High School and had lived in the Sutherlin area for a number of years. He worked highway construction operating a jackhammer and heavy equipment. He was a member of the Catholic Church. He is survived by his mother Erma Samarron of Sutherlin; a sister Patsy Chandler of Bainbridge Island, Washington; a brother Felix Samarron, Jr. of Ashland, Oregon; a nephew Doug Samarron; a niece Tonya Davis, an uncle Frank Maldonado and numerous cousins. Richard was preceded in death by his father, Felix, who passed away on January 14, 1973. Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be on Friday, June 22, 2001 at 7:30 PM at Chapel of the Firs. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, June 23, 2001 at 10:00 AM at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Sutherlin. Father Cletus Osuji as Celebrant. Interment will follow in Roseburg Memorial Gardens. Those who wish may pay their respects on Friday from 4:00 PM until the conclusion of the Rosary. At the family's request contributions may be made in Mr. Samarron's memory to the Diabetes Assn., 380 SE Spokane, Suite #110, Portland, OR 97202. CHAPEL OF THE FIRS, Sutherlin is in charge of arrangements.

Lloyd Huckins
HUCKINS, Lloyd - Age 81, of Oakland, passed away June 19, 2000 after a long battle with cancer. He was known to many as a brother, dad, grandpa, great-grandpa, but most important a friend. He was born to Irvin and Mary Huckins on July 29, 1918 in Drain, Oregon. He also attended schools in Drain. He worked many years in the various mills. In 1945 he married Myrtle Kreftmeyer. They moved to Oakland in 1957. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, picking walnuts, board games and puzzles. He looked forward to the opening of hunting season every year, even though he always came home empty handed. He is survived by his children: Lee (Andy) Jorgensen of Oakland, Chris (Jerold) Sanders of Oakland, Ken Huckins of Sutherlin, Kathy (James) Cole of Winston and Steve Huckins of Portland. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Melissa (Eric) Thomas of Oakland, Jeff Albright of Portland, Becky (Dean) Bright of Sutherlin, Tim Albright of Corvallis, Heather (Ben) Horvath of Sutherlin, Jessica Jorgensen of Oakland, Tyler Cole of Winston, Mike Jorgensen of Oakland, Jonathan Huckins of Redding, California, and Krystal Huckins of Magalia, California. Great Grandchildren include: Jalana and Veronica Thomas of Oakland. Jarrod Bright of Sutherlin. He was also looking forward to the birth of two more great grandchildren that are to be born in July and August. He is also survived by his sisters: Florence Burge, Eunice Gibson, and his sister-in-law Laverne Huckins and many more cousins. nieces and nephews. Proceeded in death were his wife Myrtle in 1964 and his daughter Eunice Albright in 1999 and six brothers and one sister. A funeral will be held on Friday, June 23, 2000 at 2:00 P.M. at the Neighborhood Church of Christ in Sutherlin. Immediately following will be the burial in Drain, Oregon at the Putnam Valley Cemetery. "Grandpa--you will be missed and are in our hearts and prayers. Keep "fighting". Love us." Arrangements have been intrusted to TAYLOR'S FAMILY MORTUARY, in Winston.

Victoria Lynette Spragg
SPRAGG, Victoria Lynette - age 53, of Roseburg, Oregon passed away on Monday, June 19, 2000 as the result of an automobile accident. She was born August 27, 1946 at Stockton, CA, to Alucien and Madelyne (Weist) Daniels. On July 2, 1966 in Lodi, California she married James Spragg. They lived in the Stockton area until 1994 when they moved to Roseburg. Victoria was a housewife and mother. She was also a certified Spanish/English interpreter. Victoria was one of Jehovah's Witnesses and was very active with the church. She is survived by her husband of nearly 34 years, James Spragg of Roseburg, and their children: Alan Spragg and wife Luz of Stockton, CA, John Spragg and wife Leticia also of Stockton, Michelle Rodriguez and husband Gabriel also of Stockton, Kelly Spragg and wife Jeanene of Roseburg, OR, Rebecca Solatka and husband Christopher of Brooklyn, New York and Steven Spragg of Sacramento, CA, nine grandchildren and one great grandchild, her mother Madelyn Daniels of Stockton, CA and a sister Debra Asuncion and husband Denny of Manteca, CA. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, June 24, 2000 at 4:00 pm at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses at 400 Safari Road, Winston. Private cremation rites will be held. WILSON'S CHAPEL OF THE ROSES is in charge of arrangements.

Edward L. Stephenson
STEPHENSON, Edwards L. - Age 82, passed away on Wednesday, June 21, 2000, at a local hospital. He was born September 26, 1917 in LaGrande, Oregon, son of Archie and Anne (McFalls) Stephenson. He was raised and educated in Oregon. He served our country during W.W.II. Edward was an Oregon Logger for most of his life. He is survived by two daughters, Colleen Schwindt and her husband Ron of Ft. Morgan, Colorado and Linda Taylor of Roseburg two sons, Robert "Bob" Stephenson and his wife Judy of Sisters, Oregon and Richard Stephenson of Albany, Oregon; several grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother and a grandson. Graveside funeral services will be conducted at the Roseburg Memorial Gardens Cemetery on Monday, June 26, 2000, at 2:00 pm with Pastor Vance Culpepper officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to TAYLOR'S FAMILY CHAPEL.

Letha Jeanette Willoughby
WILLOUOGHBY, Letha Jeanette - Age 82, of Drain, Oregon passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2000. Letha was born November 28, 1917 in Drain, Oregon to David and Minnie (Schad) Hubbard. On April 6, 1946 she was united in marriage to Melvin Willoughby in Eugene, Oregon. Letha graduated from Drain High School and worked as both a waitress and a dry cleaners worker. Some of her fondest hobbies include hunting, fishing, camping and pets. Letha was a member of the Sunnydale Grange and First Christian Church of Elkton. She is survived by a brother Ariel Hubbard of Elkton Oregon. Letha was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Willoughby on June 15, 1982, and a sister Gertrude Compton and also a brother Elza Hubbard. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, June 27, 2000 at 2:00 pm in the Smith- Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel in Cottage Grove, Oregon. Burial will be held at Brumbaugh Cemetery in Cottage Grove, Oregon. SMITH-LUND-MILLS FUNERAL CHAPEL is in charge of arrangements. 541-942-0185.

Pauline Helen Dedman
DEDMAN, Pauline Helen - Age 80, of Riddle passed away Friday June 23, 2000 at her home. She was born August 28, 1919 in England, Arkansas to Roy and Elizabeth (Samples) Bouiger. Pauline was married on April 16, 1946 in Richmond, California to Donald Dedman who preceded her in death on July 17, 1973. She enjoyed her flower garden, shopping and eating out. Most of all Pauline was a very fun person and loved to laugh. Survivors include her children, Shirley Fischer and her husband Darrel of Newport, Oregon, Robert Carmichael of Riddle, Oregon, Helen Creason and her husband Dave of Winston, Oregon and Donna King and her husband David of Riddle, Oregon; 1 sister, Mildred Barrow of Tracy, California. Grandchildren, Susann, Michael, Robert, Leslie, Brian, Paula, Todd, Fred, Chad, Misty and Alexas; 15 great grandchildren. A private family graveside service in the Riddle cemetery will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made in Puline's memory to the charity of your choice. These donations may be left at ROSEBURG FUNERAL ALTERNATIVES who is serving the family.

Lester Earl Dunn
DUNN, Lester Earl - Age 77, passed away June 24th at his home in Riddle, OR where he resided for 45 years. Born in Merrill, Oregon to Carol and Pearl Dunn, May 15, 1923. Lester worked in the logging industry most of his life. He married LaVonne Traylor in Reno in 1942. He served in World War II as a U.S. Marine in the South Pacific. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, two sons; Dennis and wife Betty of Burns, OR, Michael and Bonnie of Molalla, Oregon, and daughter Sandra Kibbey and husband Nearia, of Arcata, CA, eight grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren, brother Ray of Salem, OR, sister Lee Adams of Forestvilla, CA. Preceding him in death was his mother, father and three sisters. Services will be held 1st Baptist Church of Riddle at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 24th. Pastor Carl Slaughter will be officiating. LONG & SHUKLE MEMORIAL CHAPEL is in charge of arrangements.

Charles Walter "Turk" Manning
MANNING, Charles Walter "Turk" - Age 100, long time resident of Oakland passed away on Monday June 26, 2000 in a Coos Bay, Oregon hospital of complications following emergency surgery. The fourth of seven children, he was born to Benjamin Hawley and Mary Alice (Sutherlin) Manning on April 21, 1900 in Red Bluff, California. When Turk was a few months old, the family moved back to Oakland, Oregon. His siblings were all born in Oregon. All of the family were direct descendants of Sutherlin and Oakland pioneers John Franklin and Sarah Sutherlin and Andrew J. and Rosanna Manning who settled in the area about 1850. On January 1, 1921 he married Sylvia Louise Sonne who preceded him in death on November 19, 1976. On November 2, 1977 he married Maybelle Sausser of North Bend, OR. He had a long and varied career mainly working as a supervisor of maintenance and construction on highways and bridges, one over Cafe Creek and some of the others over the Rouge River, Coos Bay and the Deschutes River at Maupin. Turk became the Oakland Chief of Police in 1952. During this time he was active in the construction of the Oakland City Hall, Fire Department and Jail Buildings. He also had the exciting experience of arresting two men, later tried and sent to the Oregon State Penitentry, in the act of chiseling into the E.G. Young and Company Bank Vault. During his 100th "bell ringing" birthday celebration, held in the Oakland Turkey Hall, he was thrilled to ring once again the Oakland Curfew Bell he had long before installed on the City Hall and rung during the 15 years as Chief of Police. Those who survive Turk include his wife Maybelle Manning of North Bend, Oregon; son Clyde Manning and his wife Janet of Reedsport, Oregon; two grandchildren; four great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren; brother Edward Manning of the Dalles, Oregon; nieces, nephews and Maybelle's children and grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday June 29, 2000 at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of the Firs. Richard Carter will officiate with fraternal participation by the Oakland Masonic Lodge conducting ritualistic services. Graveside services will follow within the grounds of the Fair Oaks Cemetery in Sutherlin. Those who wish may pay their respects on Wednesday, June 28, 2000 from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and on Thursday June 29, 2000 from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at Chapel of the Firs. In lieu of flowers the family requests that contributions be made in Turks memory to the American Cancer Society or the Oakland Museum Historical Society and these may be left at CHAPEL OF THE FIRS who is in charge of arrangements.

Bobbie Marie Pollard
POLLARD, Bobbie Marie - 92, of Roseburg passed away Saturday, June 24, 2000 in a local care center. She was born November 1, 1907 in Fort Townson, Oklahoma to Ed and Zenie (Traylor) Jaynes. On October 20, 1923 in Antlers, Oklahoma she married Art Pollard, who preceded her in death on June 26, 1964. The Pollard's moved from California to Roseburg in 1944 and then to McMinnville, Oregon in 1959. Mrs. Pollard moved back to Roseburg in 1988. She worked from 1946 until 1956 at the Western Battery Plant in Roseburg. Mrs. Pollard worked as a cook at Linfield College until moving back to Roseburg. She enjoyed sewing and cooking. Mrs. Pollard was a member of the Garden Valley Church of Christ. Survivors include her daughter Christine Karlinger of Medford, Oregon; son and daughter-in-law Robert and Diane Pollard of Warrenton, Oregon; sisters Maurine H. Dine of Fort Smith, Arkansas and Doris M. Morrison of Lubbock, Texas; grandchildren Carole A. Bateson of Roseburg, James R. Simpson also of Roseburg, Doris D. Vanderford of Medford, Oregon, Michael A. Pollard of Citrus Heights, California, Judy L. Dippel of Eugene, Oregon, Linda D. Dugan of Warrenton, Oregon and Robin C. Emmons of Sacramento, California; 15 great-grandchildren and 16 great great-grandchildren. Mrs. Pollard was also preceded in death by a son Art Pollard Jr., sister Modine Franklin and a brother Jeff C. Jaynes. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 28, 2000 at 10:00 a.m. at the Garden Valley Church of Christ. John York will officiate. Private interment will be in the Evergreen Memorial Park in McMinnville, Oregon. Those who wish may pay their respects on Tuesday, June 27, 2000 from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Wilson's Chapel of the Roses. In lieu of flowers the family requests that contributions be made in Mrs. Pollard's memory to the charity of your choice and these may be left at the service or at WILSON'S CHAPEL OF THE ROSES who is in charge of arrangements.

Rachel Irene Soleim
SOLEIM, Rachel Irene - Passed away at Lower Umpqua Hospital in Reedsport on June 23, 2000 at age 86. Mrs. Soleim was born May 27, 1914 while her family was living on Dean's Creek. Her maiden name was Wessela. The family later moved to Scottsburg were where she met her husband, Harold Soleim. They were married September 2, 1933. She was a homemaker and the mother of five children. Harold and Rachel lived primarily in the Scottsburg area until about 1970 when they moved to Roseburg. Mr. and Mrs. Soleim have been residents of Lower Umpqua Hospital Extended Care Unit for two years. Some of Rachel's favorite interest were: art work, china painting, flower gardening, birds, and spending time with family and good friends. Rachel was preceded in death by her four brothers, Conard, Eugene, Arnold and Stillman Wessela. Three of her children: Carol, Joy and James died during her lifetime. Survivors include her husband, Harold; her sister Barbara Cunningham; son, Richard; daughter, Peggy Lindsay, seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be Wednesday, June 28, 2000 at 11:00 a.m., a viewing will be held Tuesday, June 27, 2000 at 12:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m both are being held at Long & Shukle Memorial Chapel. Interment will be at the cemetery in Lookingglass, Oregon. LONG & SHUKLE MEMORIAL CHAPEL is in charge of arrangements.

Dorothy Marie Yung
YUNG, Dorothy Marie - Age 89, of Roseburg passed away on Sunday, June 25, 2000 at a local care home. She was born on September 12, 1910. She was raised and educated on her fathers ranch in Montana. Her mother ran a boarding house. She moved to Oregon many years ago, settling in Roseburg. She was a cook at the Timber Grill. Graveside services will be held at the Civil Bend Cemetery on Wednesday, June 28, 2000 at 10:00 a.m. TAYLOR'S FAMILY MORTUARY is in charge of arrangements.

Esther Viola Gardner
GARDNER, Esther Viola - 88, of Roseburg passed away June 25, 2000 in a local care center. She was born October 29, 1911 in Scottsburg, Oregon to Winfield E. and Eva E. (Grubbe) Thompson. On December 29, 1930 in Colville, Washington she married Robert E. Gardner, who preceded her in death on November 11, 1972.. The Gardner's moved from Portland, Oregon to Wilbur, Oregon in 1946 and to Roseburg in 1983. Mrs. Gardner worked as Nurses Aide at the Roseburg Veterans Administration Hospital from 1952 until she retired in 1973. She enjoyed spending time with her family, doing yard work and gardening. Mrs. Gardner was a member of the Wilbur Methodist Church. Survivors include her daughter Margaret Irene Brown of Portland, Oregon; sister Irene Weatherly of Dallas, Oregon; grandchildren Carla F. Adams and James C. Brown; four great grandchildren, three great step grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren, four step great-great grandchildren and two nieces. Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 1, 2000 at 12:00 p.m. at the Wilbur Methodist Church. Pastor Ava Lee Jabs will officiate. Graveside services will follow in the Wilbur Cemetery. Those who wish may pay their respects on Friday, June 30, 2000 from 12:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. in the LONG & SHUKLE MEMORIAL CHAPEL who is in charge arrangements.

Beulah F. Gaylor
GAYLOR, Beulah F. - Age 93, of Roseburg passed away on Tuesday, June 27, 2000 at a local hospital. She was born May 14, 1907 in Baxter, (Putman County) Tennessee, daughter of Joseph and Mary (Harris) Brown. She was united in marriage to Van B. Gaylor on November 25, 1925 in Putman County. They moved to Leavenworth, Washington in 1947. In 1952, they moved to Drain, Oregon, and settled in Winston in 1961. Beulah enjoyed shopping for clothes, shoes and especially purses. She loved playing table games with friends and her family. Beulah was a Christian and was a member of the Winston Community Baptist Church. Survivors include: two daughters, Helen G. Walker and her husband Bill of Delta Isle, California, Bea J. Stevens and her husband Rex of Dillard, OR, two sons, Delon T. Gaylor and his wife Annetta of Creswell, OR, Bernard M. Gaylor and his wife Katherine of Roseburg, OR, three sisters, Audie Tidwill of Wenatchee, Washington, Juanita Dingler of Montgomery, Alabama, Lillian Chard of Barnwell, South Carolina, twelve grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and four great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, a son, and three brothers. Funeral services will be conducted at Taylor's Family Chapel in Winston, on Friday, June 30, 2000 at 1:00 p.m. Officiating will be Pastor Steve Schenewerk. Private interment will be at the Tenmile Community Cemetery. Friends may pay thier respects Thursday evening (tonight) from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Friends are invited to a reception after the services at the Tenmile Community Center. TAYLOR'S FAMILY MORTUARY is in charge of arrangements.

Harrison "Harry" Edwin Lewis
LEWIS, Harrison "Harry" Edwin - Age 78, of Roseburg passed away Saturday, June 24, 2000 in a local hospital. He was born February 21, 1922 in Oakland, California to Harrison E. and Ermyl (Hunter) Lewis. Harry served in the Pacific Theater in the U.S. Navy as a Naval Aviator and was proud of being able to land on the flat tops. Mr. Lewis worked as the purchaser and timekeeper for Din Widdie Construction in San Francisco, California. In 1991 he moved from San Francisco, California to Roseburg. On November 28, 1998 in Roseburg he married Viola Wilborn. Harry was an avid fly fisherman and published author. He enjoyed working on his computer, little kids, big dogs, pinochle playing, reading,was an accomplished chef, and a Biblophil. Harry was a full time RV'r and was one of the founders of the Escapee Park in Sutherlin. He attended St. Joseph Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife Viola Lewis of Roseburg; daughters Sharon Halbert of Sebastopol, California and Patti Bosse of Ashland, Oregon; sons Michael Lewis of Pleasant Hills, California, Randy Lewis of Bothell, Washington, Jim Cooper of Pollock Pines, California, Joe Cooper of Roseburg, John Cooper of Ferndale, Washington and Dan Wilborn of Ontario, Oregon; a brother Dale Lewis of Tujunga, California; 21 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Memorial services will be held Saturday July 1, 2000 at 3:00 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church . Reverend John Stenbeck will officiate. Private cremation rites have been held. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Harry's memory to the American Cancer Association, 31 West 6th Street, Medford, OR 97501. LONG & SHUKLE MEMORIAL CHAPEL is in charge of arrangements.

Ralph Wesley Emerson
EMERSON, Ralph Wesley - Age 90, passed away on Saturday, May 26, 2001 at McCall Memorial Hospital of natural causes. Memorial services will be held at the Senior Center in Sutherlin, Oregon on June 9th at 2:00 p.m. He was born on February 8, 1911 at VanWyck (Beaver Meadows) near Cascade, Idaho to John and Mary Ellen Garrett Emerson. He spent his youth in Valley County, Idaho. He married a wonderful lady, Lucile Kleint on November 28, 1934 in Cascade, Idaho. They enjoyed 64 great years together. Ralph was a hard rock miner working in various mines in Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and Colorado. In the early 40's he broke his neck while working at the Golden Anchor Mine. Ralph was a very happy, positive person who didn't know a stranger. He had a hearty laugh that always got everyone else laughing. For may years, he was the family historian and told stories, some of which were told to him by his grandparents, such as the Quantrill gang coming to his great-grandparents' home in Missouri. Tragedy was avoided by his great-grandmother's kindness of offering the gang bread. He also told of how his ancestors came to Idaho by oxen on the Oregon Trail and of the calamities they faced. His hardy Christian parents helped mold him into a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. In later years, he and his wife played music for the Senior Center in Sutherlin and for nursing homes and other centers in the area. They also did volunteer work at the Center. Ralph retired from a lumber mill in Sutherlin where he lived, off and on, for 44 years before going to Pollock, Idaho five years ago to live with his daughter, Myrna Smith and husband, Ronald. Ralph developed silicosis of the lungs due to his underground mining, which gradually forced his declining health problems. He still kept upbeat and seldom complained. He is survived by a son, Leslie Emerson of Torrance, California, three daughters, Myrna Smith and husband, Ronald of Pollock, Idaho, Nida Weaver and husband, Frank of Cathlamet, Washington, Linda Lewey and husband, John of Springfield, Oregon, 11 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Ralph was preceded in death by his wife, Lucile in 1998. Memorials may be made to the Senior Center at Sutherlin, Oregon.

Eugene 'Gene' Grabow
GRABOW, Eugene 'Gene' - Age 84, of Gaylord, Michigan, formerly of Roseburg, Oregon, died May 29, 2001. He was a retired contractor. Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Olive Grabow, son, Michael (Patty) Grabow of Sacramento, California, twin granddaughters, Heather and Kristina, brother, Bill (Carol) Grabow of Duluth, Minnesota. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice, C/O NELSON FUNERAL HOME, 135 N. Center, Gaylord, MI 49735.

Margaret (Marge) Williams Hansen
HANSEN, Margaret (Marge) Williams - Passed away Tuesday, May 30, 2001 in Seattle, Washington. She was born on March 17, 1929 in Aberdeen, Washington and attended schools in Washington state, graduating from Ocosta High School in Westport, Washington in 1948. Following her graduation from high school, she married Robert Edward Hansen, a serviceman in the United States Coast Guard. They lived in Washington state until 1955, when they moved to Roseburg, Oregon. Margaret Hansen was a devoted wife, mother and homemaker, who worked for many years, as did her husband, for Pacific Northwest Bell and AT&T. She was active in the PTA and volunteered in classrooms, even long after her children were grown. She returned to Washington state in 1977 where she resided on Bainbridge Island until her death. She is survived by her two brothers, Reimon Tallada of Kalispell, Montana and Jan Tallada of Yakima, Washington, her daughters, Margaret A. Hansen Kratka of Philomath, Oregon, Catherine Hansen of Arlington, Virginia, her grandsons, Wren and Christopher Hansen, and her granddaughters, Kate Kratka, and Amelia and Auriane de Rudder. She was preceded in death by her son, Christopher and her husband, Robert. A memorial service will be held at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church on Bainbridge Island on Saturday, June 9, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, friends and relatives are invited to make donations to P.A.W.S. of Bainbridge Island.

Saul Millstein
MILLSTEIN, Saul - Age 81, of Oakland, Oregon, passed away May 28, 2001 in the TCU of the Veteran's Administration Medical Center. He was born November 25, 1919 in New York City, New York to Harris and Fannie (Weiner) Millstein. Saul was a Lt. Col. serving in the US Marines during World War II and was honored with a Distinguished Flying Cross for bravery under combat. He spear-headed the continued fraternity of his Hensigliska Squadron with monthly newsletters and as annual coordinator of the squadron's gathering for the US Marine Corps annual conventions. He had a petting zoo for three years and raised St. Bernards and was well-known in the community for his love of animals. Survivors include his children, two sons, Stewart Millstein of Los Angeles, California, Allen Millstein of Hawaii, two daughters, Temi Treibatch of Los Angeles, Malinda Muller of Studio City, California, and six grandchildren. Memorial services will be held at the National Cemetery in Los Angeles. Correspondence can be sent to ROSEBURG FUNERAL ALTERNATIVES.


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