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Robert H. Johnson
Johnson, Robert H. - Bob entered the presence of the Lord, March 18, 2001. He was 71. Bob was born October 1, 1929 in Enid, Oklahoma. Bob proudly served in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1952 in Germany. Bob moved his family from Oregon to Colorado in 1980 and worked on rock crushers and heavy equipment for the past 20 years. Bob's favorite hobby was gold panning, unfortunatly due to his failing health he never really got to fulfill this dream. He will be loved and missed by all who knew him. He is survived by five children, Natalie Johnson, John Johnson, Debra Doughtery, Jim Johnson and Melinda Mead; 12 grandchildren and four great -grandchildren. Preceding him in death was his wife Helen, his father and mother, two brothers, two sisters and one grandchild. A graveside memorial was preformed at Rangely Cemetery in Rangely, CO on March 23, 2001.

Henry Harry Miller
MILLER, Henry Harry - Age 81, of Wilbur went home to be with the Lord with his family by his side on Saturday, March 24, 2001 from a Portland hospital. He was born on Friday, May 23, 1919 at Blackfoot, Idaho to Fred and Emmelia (Ganske) Miller. The family moved to Wyoming when Henry was four years old and then to Colorado when he was five to share crop farms. In the spring of 1934 the family moved to Jerome, Idaho where Henry finished his schooling through the eighth grade. In 1936, Henry left Jerome and moved to Pocatello, Idaho where he worked for the Union Pacific Railroad. His travels took him around California, Arizona and Mexico during 1938 and he then returned to Jerome and purchased a milk route. On Sunday, June 30, 1940 in Jerome, Idaho he married Lorraine Walz. In 1941 they sold the milk route and moved to Sacramento, California where he worked at the Sacramento Air Base as a mechanic and test flying planes. Henry was drafted into the Army in 1945 and he served on the island of Okinowa. After the war he came to Roseburg in 1946 where he started his own road construction company, Henry H. Miller Contractor, Inc. He later moved the business to Wilbur, where he operated the business until his retirement in 1984. Upon retiring he continued to enjoy his family and love for fishing and hunting. His wife, Lorraine, preceded him in death on Friday, March 21, 1997. He was also preceded in death by his parents, Fred Miller in 1976 and his mother Emmelia Miller in 1983. He is survived by his children Robert Miller and his wife Shelby, David Miller both of Roseburg, Norman Miller of Medford and Crystal Miller of Wilbur, grandchildren Michelle Lancaster, Carole Hobart, Barbara Miller, Jim Miller, Bryce Miller, Marion Miller and Murray Miller, seven great-grandchildren; brother Ed Miller and his wife Ruth, sisters Martha McIntyre, Clara Thrall and her husband Jack and a special sister-in-law, Beverly Garcia and her husband Ernie all of Roseburg. Memorial services will be held on Thursday, March 29, 2001 at 4 p.m. at the Hucrest Community Church of God. Pastor Paul Kendall will officiate. Private interment will be in Roseburg Memorial Gardens. Those who wish may pay their respects on Wednesday, March 28, 2001 from 4 until 7 p.m. and then again on Thursday March 29, 2001 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Wilson's Chapel of the Roses Funeral Home who is in care of the services. At the family's request, contributions may be made in Mr. Miller's memory to the Heart Failure Research Program at Oregon Health Science University.

Richard Allen Moss
MOSS, Richard Allen - 53, of Sutherlin passed away Wednesday, March 21, 2001 in the Veterans Administration Hospital in Seattle, Washington. He was born May 23, 1947 in Turlock, California to Mirl J. and Helen B. (Miller) Moss. Mr. Moss served in the United States Army during Vietnam War. He worked as an airplane mechanic and as a correctional specialist. Mr. Moss retired after 20 years on May 1, 1985 as a Sergeant First Class. On October 9, 1969 in Carson City, Nevada he married Myrtle Ann Wright. The Moss' moved from Fresno, California to Sutherlin, Oregon in 1985. Mr. Moss enjoyed fishing, hunting, taking his grandchildren to play baseball and building model cars. He was a member of the NRA and attended the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Sutherlin Ward. Survivors include his wife Myrtle Ann Moss of Sutherlin; daughters Winnie G. A. Moss of Sutherlin and Helen M. Moss of Seymour, Indiana; sons Michael A. Pacini and his wife Heather of Sutherlin and Lee Moss of Seymour, Indiana; parents Mirl and Helen Moss of Checotah, Oklahoma; sisters Beverly Wilson of Checotah, Oklahoma and Faye Spence and her husband Ronnie Ceres, California; brother Vernon Moss and his wife Elaine of Maricopa, California; grandchildren Michelle Pacini, Dustin Pacini, Austyn Pacini, Kimberly Hunt, Hope Hunt, Jacob Moss and Bryce Pacini; mother-in-law Ann Wright of Sutherlin; brother-in-laws Martin Wright and his wife Jahna of Royal Oaks, California, Nephi Wright and his wife Joyce of Valley Springs, California and Ed Wright and his wife Stacey of Watsonville, California and many, many nieces, nephews, great nieces, aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 29, 2001 at 1 pm at the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints Sutherlin Ward. Bishop Floyd Hunsaker presiding. Dedication of the grave will follow within the grounds of Fair Oaks Cemetery. Those who wish may pay their respects on Wednesday, March 28, 2001 from 12 to 7 p.m. at the CHAPEL OF THE FIRS who is in charge of arrangements.

Thelma Lucille Adams
ADAMS, Thelma Lucille - 83, of Sutherlin, passed away Sunday, March 25, 2001 in a Roseburg Care Center. Thelma was born February 19, 1918 in Clever, Missouri to James E. and Janie (Guthrie) Pearce who has preceded her in death. On November 19, 1938 in Snohomish, Washington she was united in marriage to Eugene "Gene" Adams. They moved to Oregon in 1945 and lived in Reedsport, Wells Creek, Coos Bay and Gold Beach as the jobs moved. In 1988 they moved to Sutherlin where they have been ever since. Thelma enjoyed riding motorcycles with her husband. After their retirement they spent six or seven months a year in Arizona so they would be able to ride the year around. They made many lasting friends on their rides and other travels. When she was at home which was not to often, she liked to have a flower and vegetable garden and to can the vegetables she grew. Thelma is survived by her husband Gene of Sutherlin; sons, Ken Adams of Roseburg, Oregon and David Adams of North Bend, Oregon; a daughter Beverly Beal of Roseburg, Oregon; grandchildren, Doug Beal of Portland, Oregon and Todd Beal of Virginia, Angie Jackson of Portland, Oregon and Tony Adams of Portland, Oregon; great-grandchildren Hailey and Trever Jackson also of Portland, Oregon, one sister, Georgie Snow of Springfield, Missouri. A brother Keith preceded her in death. Memorial services will be held Friday, March 30, 2001 at 2 p.m. in the Roseburg Alliance Church with Pastor Dennis Pust officiating. The family request that in lieu of flowers that contributions be made in Thelma's memory to the Mercy Hospice Program and these contributions may be left at the services or at ROSEBURG FUNERAL ALTERNATIVES who is assisting the family.

Lois H. Evenson
EVENSON, Lois H. - Age 89, of Roseburg, Oregon went to be with Jesus, our Lord and Savior, on Saturday, March 24, 2001. She was born Sunday, September 24, 1911 in Wildrose, North Dakota to Lauritz and Hannah Helle, one of three children. She was baptized in the body of Christ and confirmed her faith at Wildrose Lutheran Church. Lois graduated from Minot State Teachers College in 1931. She taught primary grades for 10 years and "loved it". After moving to Seattle in 1941, she was among the first class of women hired at Boeing. On June 19,1946 Lois was united in marriage for 50 years to Raymond Evenson. They were lifetime members of the Lutheran Church, being charter members of Ascension Lutheran, Seattle, later joining Maple Leaf Lutheran, Seattle, and most recently attending St Paul Lutheran Church. God blessed them with a son Roger and his wife Susie, and triplet grandchildren, Dustin, Kirsten, and Ross of Roseburg, Oregon. Lois moved to Roseburg in 1996, residing at Garden Valley Retirement Residence. The past 2 1/2 years she had been living with her son and family. She touched our lives with her patience and faith - "wait and see". Special relatives and friends remain in the Seattle area including sister-in-law, Doris Helle. Graveside & memorial services will be Saturday, March 31,2001, in Seattle, WA. The family suggests memorials be made to St. Paul Lutheran School, 750 W. Keady Court, Roseburg, OR, 97470. WILSON'S CHAPEL OF THE ROSES of Roseburg is in charge of arrangements.

Ronald David Glomski
GLOMSKI, Ronald David - Age 57, of Roseburg, Oregon passed away Saturday, March 24, 2001 at home. Ron was born October 29, 1943 in Polson, Michigan. Ron enjoyed camping, fishing, playing bingo and lottery scratch tickets. His grandkids were the joy of his life. Ron is survived by his sons Robert Long of Roseburg, Oregon and David Glomski of Roseburg, Oregon; a daughter Laurie and husband Jesse Echeverria of Springfield, Missouri; his wife Annette Long of Roseburg, Oregon and his roommate and best friend Fran M. Sivara of Roseburg, Oregon. Services will be held at Evangelical Free Church of Roseburg at 11 a.m., March 31, 2001. All flowers can be sent to Evangelical Free Church, 1553 NE Vine St., Roseburg, Oregon.

Irene Anne Johnston
JOHNSTON, Irene Anne - 78, of Roseburg. Irene went home to be with her Lord on March 27, 2001. Irene was able to remain at home during her long battle with cancer because of the excellent care given by Mercy Hospice, her two special caregivers and her family. Irene was born at home in Bull Creek, California on April 3, 1922 to Lester and Caroline (Essig) Thornton. Irene married Earl Johnston on June 15, 1939 and lived in Bull Creek until moving to Roseburg in 1963. Irene was an avid sports fan and was a faithful Dixonville /Glide fan for many years while her grandchildren and the children of other friends' attended. Irene loved to watch basketball, football and baseball on TV, which gave her sports year-round to enjoy. Her husband preceded her in death in 1974. Irene is survived by her two sons and their wifes, Larry and Sharon Johnston and Terry and Vicki Johnston of Roseburg; three grandchildren and their families, Kim Rinnert of Roseburg, Erin Johnston of Eugene and Kevin Johnston of Waukesha, WI ; Irene also has four great-great grandchildren and was excited about the addition of three more in the next few months. Her family and everyone that knew her loved Irene. A special thanks to her Sunshine Road morning coffee group that brightened her day for the last 30 years. Her faith, courage and strength was an encouragement to all. In lieu of flowers please make donations in Irene's memory to Mercy Hospice, American Cancer Society or Pine Grove Community Church. Private internment will be at Roseburg Memorial Gardens. A memorial service will be held at Pine Grove Community Church in Dixonville, on Saturday, March 31, at 1 p.m.

Gladys M. Meshew
MESHEW, Gladys M. - 86, a resident of Myrtle Creek passed away at a care facility in Roseburg about noon on Tuesday, March 27, 2001. She was born at Francis, Oklahoma on August 17, 1914 to the late Andrew and Beatrice Duncan Heatley. She grew up and went to school in Oklahoma and graduated from Holdenville high school. On June 15, 1933 she was married to Orb Meshew and they came to Oregon in 1939. Orb worked in the logging business and they lived in numerous places including Drain and Eugene before settling at Myrtle Creek in 1946. She lived in the same house on Heard Street for 50 years. She loved music but her real love was playing cards, pinochle, pitch and bridge, which she did at least two or three times a week. Her husband Orb preceded her in death in February 13, 1992. Surviving are four sons, Jackie and his wife Edith Meshew of Eugene, Larry and his wife Kathy Meshew of Rathdrum, Idaho, Donny and his wife Peggy Meshew of Myrtle Creek, Orbie and his wife Sheila Meshew of Myrtle Creek; one daughter, Janice Hansen of Kent, Washington; three sisters and one brother all in Oklahoma; 17 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. The family suggests memorial contributions to Douglas Hospice, 500 SE Cass Ave., Suite 260, Roseburg, Oregon 97470. Graveside services will be held at 12 noon on Friday, March 30 at the Riddle Cemetery with Pastor Bobi Souder officiating. Following the graveside service there will be a gathering at 1 p.m. of family and friends at the Myrtle Creek Elks Lodge. MOUNTAIN VIEW MEMORIAL CHAPEL at Myrtle Creek is assisting the family.

Terry L. McDaniel
MCDANIEL, Terry L. - Age 50, of Yoncalla, Oregon passed away March 27, 2001 due to complications of Multiple Sclerosis. He was born July 22, 1950 to William and Ada (Robling) McDaniel in Curtin, Oregon at the Booher Maternity Home. He was a lifelong residence of Yoncalla, Oregon. He attended Yoncalla High School. Terry served in the U.S. Army from 1969 to 1971. Terry's occupation was in the wood products industry and as an auto body specialist, working at Drain Plywood Mill, Mt. Baldy Sawmill, Terry's Auto Body & Paint, Applegate Dam in Jacksonville, Oregon and at Yoncalla Veneer. His hobbies were metal detecting, coin collecting, old movies, Elvis Presley memorabilia, fishing and smelt dipping. Terry was a member of the Multiple Sclerosis Society and also a member of the Church of Christ in Yoncalla. He is survived by his mother Ada McDaniel of Yoncalla, Oregon; sisters Mendy McDaniel of Yoncalla, Oregon, Althea Young and her husband Bob of Oakland, Oregon, Ruth Bratton and her husband Doug of Yoncalla, Oregon; brother Scott McDaniel and his wife Linda of Yoncalla, Oregon. He was preceded in death by his father William McDaniel, sister Margaret McDaniel, brothers Caleb McDaniel and Rodney McDaniel. Funeral service will be held Friday, March 30, 2001 at 10:00 A.M. at Yoncalla Church of Christ in Yoncalla, Oregon. Internment will be at Applegate Pioneer Cemetery in Yoncalla, Oregon. Memorial contributions may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society of Oregon, c/o the family or the Church of Christ in Yoncalla, Oregon. SMITH-LUND-MILLS is in care of arrangements.

Nancy Marie Mehl
MEHL, Nancy Marie - 86, of Corvallis, Oregon passed away Friday, March 23, 2001 in a local Valley Care Center. Nancy was born March 16, 1915, to John and Kathryn Parks in Caribou, Maine. The family moved to the Marcola area where Nancy attended elementary school. In 1932 she graduated from Mohawk high school in Marcola, Oregon. After high school, she worked in Junction City, Oregon. On June 3, 1939, she married her high school sweetheart, Thomas Hervey Mehl, Jr., taking up residence near Sweet Home, Oregon. In about 1943 they moved to Mabel, and then to Glendale, Oregon in 1946. She was a mother and a homemaker. She was divorced in 1960. In 1991 she moved to Corvallis and resided at Heart of the Valley Care Center. She enjoyed cooking, gardening and Siamese cats. She is survived by her son Thomas Hervey (Buck) Mehl III of Oregon City, Oregon; daughter Marilyn Bunnell of Corvallis, Oregon, three grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Services will be held Saturday, March 31, 2001 at 1:00 p.m., Glendale Baptist Church, Glendale, Oregon. Reverend Steve Peters officiating. Memorial contributions can be made to Heart of the Valley Care Center, in care of DeMoss-Durdan Garden Chapel, 815 NW Buchanan Avenue, Corvallis, Oregon 97330.

William "Bill" A. Standridge Jr.
STANDRIDGE, William A. - A former resident of the Roseburg area died on Sunday, March 25th in Dallas, Oregon. Bill was born on July 3, 1923 in Delhi, California the son of William and Marie Brown Standridge. Bill married Ruby Farrell on October 11, 1942 in Mina, Nevada. He entered the Army in March of 1943. He served in Alaska and the South Pacific with the 104th Engineer Combat Battalion. Bill received two purple hearts for injuries sustained. He was very proud of his military service. After his military service Bill and Ruby lived in Hawthorne, Nevada from 1946 until 1949 when they moved to Southern Oregon where Bill worked as a cat skinner for a time. In 1957 Bill worked as a real estate agent for his father in Medford, Oregon for two years. In 1963 they moved to Crescent City, California. He was a volunteer deputy sheriff and in a jeep club in Del Norte, California that assisted in search and rescue. He liked to help those in need. Bill later received his pilots license in 1947 and owned his own plane for a time until a heart attack in 1973 forced him to give up flying. He moved to Merrill in 1975. In 1978 thru 1981 he worked in real estate sales in Merrill. Bill and Ruby came to the Roseburg area in 1984. Bill came to Dallas, Oregon on November of 2000. He was a life member of D.A.V., past secretary of the Moose Lodge in Merrill, Oregon, and member of the Masonic Lodge in Myrtle Creek, Oregon. His family remembers Bill as being a very strong person with a great sense of humor. He enjoyed fishing and hunting. He had a a great desire to fix things. Bill later in life enjoyed needlework on plastic canvas to keep active. He was a volunteer at the Roseburg Veterans Medical Center while residing there. He is survived by his wife, Ruby of Dallas, OR; daughters Carole Tiefenbach of Crescent City, CA, Judy Jones of Dallas, OR; son William Standridge III of North Carolina; brothers Leroy of Eureka, CA, Arthur of Merrill, OR, Alfred of Eugene, OR; sisters Margaret Sexton of Cameron, OK, Ellen Rosner of Abbottsford, B.C., Nancy Hermans of McKinleyville, CA, along with six grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Graveside services will be Friday, March 30th at 1:00 p.m. in Roseburg National Cemetery with Full Military Honors will be provided by the District 12 V.F.W. Honor Guard. Memorials may be made to the D.A.V. in care of DALLAS MORTUARY CHAPEL, 287 SW Washington Street, Dallas, OR 97338 who is in charge of arrangements.

Ellen Dorothy Liesinger
LIESINGER, Ellen Dorothy - 97, of Sutherlin, Oregon, passed away Tuesday, February 27, 2001 in a local care center. She was born August 9, 1903 in Kenesaw, Nebraska to Jean and Ida (Roberts) Van Vleet. In January 1919 in Kansas she married William H. Liesinger, who preceded her in death on July 26, 1969. The Liesinger's moved from Lowell, Nebraska to Sutherlin in 1936. Mrs. Liesinger enjoyed being with her family and quilt making. She was a member and very active in the Calapooia Free Methodist Church and the Sutherlin Community Grange for over 50 years. Survivors include her daughters Ella Mae Montgomrey and her husband Orville of Wilbur and Ann Schwartz of Eugene, Oregon; sons Cecil Liesenger and his wife Patricia of Oakland and Lee Liesinger and his wife Harriet of Roseburg; brother Wesley Van Fleet of Kearney, Nebraska; 17 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and seven great great-grandchildren. Mrs. Liesinger was also preceded in death by her sons Vern and Billy Liesinger, two sisters and four brothers. Memorial services will be held Saturday March 10, 2001 at 1:00 p.m. in the Calapooia Free Methodist Church. Pastor Stewart Fuller will officiate. Private interment was held within the grounds of Roseburg Memorial Gardens. At the family's request contributions may be made in Ellen Liesinger's memory to the Calapooia Free Methodist Church and may be left at the service or at Chapel of the Firs who is in charge of arrangements.

Ellen Dorothy Liesinger
LIESINGER, Ellen Dorothy - 97, of Sutherlin passed away Tuesday, February 27, 2001 in a local care center. She was born August 9, 1903 in Kenesaw, Nebraska to Jean and Ida (Roberts) Van Vleet. In January 1919 in Kansas she married William H. Liesinger, who preceded her in death on July 26, 1969. The Liesingers moved from Lowell, Nebraska to Sutherlin in 1936. Mrs. Liesinger enjoyed being with her family and quilt making. She was a member and very active in the Calapooia Free Methodist Church and the Sutherlin Community Grange for over 50 years. Survivors include her daughters, Ella Mae Montgomrey and her husband Orville of Wilbur and Ann Schwartz of Eugene, Oregon; sons Cecil Liesenger and his wife Patricia of Oakland and Lee Liesinger and his wife Harriet of Roseburg; a brother Wesley Van Vleet of Kearney, Nebraska; 17 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and seven great- great-grandchildren. Mrs. Liesinger was also preceded in death by her sons Vern and Billy Liesinger, two sisters and four brothers. Memorial services will be held Saturday March 10, 2001 at 1 p.m. in the Calapooia Free Methodist Church. Pastor Stewart Fowler will officiate. Private interment was held within the grounds of Roseburg Memorial Gardens. At the family's request contributions may be made in Ellen Liesinger's memory to the Calapooia Free Methodist Church and may be left at the service or at Chapel of the Firs who is in charge of arrangements.

Byron Coffman
COFFMAN, Byron - 81, of Roseburg, passed away Monday, March 5, 2001 in Drain, Oregon. He was born November 21, 1919 in Byars, Oklahoma to James and Edith (Murray) Coffman, the youngest of 14 children. Byron married Betty Christman, March 22, 1942 in Barstow, California and 10 years ago they moved to Roseburg from Modesto, California. Byron was a docent at Wildlife Safari in Winston. He enjoyed playing golf but considered himself a duffer. He worked on the railroad and has a passion for trains. He was a lover of western music, he played guitar for family and got together with friends for jam sessions. He was a member of the Westside Christian Church in Roseburg. Byron is survived by his wife Betty Coffman of Roseburg; son Terry David Coffman of Palm Springs, California; a daughter Jan Marie Brassfield of Roseburg; four grandchildren; his brother Lloyd Coffman of San Antonio, Texas, and a sister Maude Maner of Placerville, California. He was preceded in death by his parents and 11 brothers and sisters. A memorial service of Joy will be held Thursday, March 8, 2001 at 11 a.m. at Westside Christian Church, 2712 W. Harvard, Roseburg. Pastor Lee Olmsted officiating. The family suggests, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to your favorite charity. Cremation rites have been held. WILSON'S CHAPEL OF THE ROSES FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY is in charge of arrangements.

Carol L. Dehn
DEHN, Carol L. - 58, a resident of Glendale passed away on March 4, 2001 at a care facility in Grants Pass after a lengthy illness. She was born at Mansfield, Ohio on April 11, 1942 to Donald and Martha Underwood White. When she was about 6 years old the family moved to Southern California and then when she was 12 they went to the Bay area of California. It was at Sunnyvale, California that she met her husband, Charles. They were married on June 13, 1959 at Reno and in 1960 they moved to Wisconsin for six years. In 1966 they moved to Glendale, Oregon where they lived ever since. Carol was a witty person and practical joker who dearly loved her grandchildren. In addition to being a good homemaker she was very artistic being involved in ceramics, tole painting, crafts, was a cake decorator and floral designer. Surviving are her husband Charles Dehn of Glendale; two daughters Kathy and her husband Tim Messic of Hong Kong and Bobbi Dehn of Glendale; her mother, Martha Hicks in Montana; one brother, David White also in Montana and nine grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father Donald White and by a son, Charles Fredrick "Fred" Dehn Jr., a Marine who died in a helicopter crash in Okinawa in 1988. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 9, 2001 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church at Myrtle Creek with Pastor Frank Fiedler officiating. Interment will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Hillcrest Memorial Park at Grants Pass. MOUNTAIN VIEW MEMORIAL CHAPEL at Myrtle Creek is assisting the family.

Ethel Irene Gunderson
GUNDERSON, Ethel Irene - Age 88, of Roseburg, passed away on Saturday, March 3, 2001 in a local care center. She was born on December 16, 1912 at Greenville, Illinois to Charles and Cora (Denney) Griffith. In September 1933 in Chicago, Illinois she married Raymond Gunderson, who preceded her in death in March 1973. Mrs. Gunderson worked as a ward secretary at Northwest University Hospital in Chicago for many years before retiring in 1976. She was an excellent seamstress and she did alterations for Marshall-Fields Department Store. She also enjoyed baking, sewing and planting flowers. Mrs. Gunderson was the pie baking champion at the Douglas County Fair for a number of years. She is survived by two daughters, Gay Tanner of Roseburg and Karen Kuczynski of Fulton, Missouri; six grandchildren including Christy Todd, Lori Shawcroft, Craig Tanner and Kimberly Tanner and two sisters Edna Wade of Sun City, Arizona and Rose Mark of Chicago, Illinois. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2001 at 2 p.m. at the First Conservative Baptist Church in Roseburg. Pastor John Treischmann officiating. Private cremation rites have been held. WILSON'S CHAPEL OF THE ROSES FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY is in care of services.

Mary Elizabeth Pownell
POWNELL, Mary Elizabeth - Age 86, of Prospect and Roseburg, passed away Sunday, March 4, 2001 at her home in Prospect. She was born November 3, 1914 in Minatare, NE to George and Vina Hamilton. Mary lived in Roseburg from 1928-1962 then moved to Rogue Valley area. She was a cook for A.S.V. Carpenter Estate at Topsides, Cubby's restaurant, Medford Hotel for 16 years, and then at Maxy's until her retirement at 83 years old. She also volunteered for Meals On Wheels. She loved her dogs, horses and traveling on road trips. She is survived by her children, Margaret Moffitt of Medford, OR, Jack and Ray Gaswint of White City, OR, Josephine Bodini of Vancouver, WA, Fred Conn of Albany, OR, Gary Conn of Battleground, WA, Larry Arguijo of Battleground, WA, Charles Arguijo of White City, OR; brothers Jack, Ray, Roy Hamilton of Wyoming; sister Daisy Wilson of Wyoming; 33 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and five great-great- grandchildren. Mary was preceded in death by her parents. Visitation will be held Wednesday, 5 to 8 p.m. at Central Valley Chapel. Graveside service will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Medford, OR. Memorial contributions may be made to Meals On Wheels in your area. CENTRAL VALLEY CREMATION & FUNERAL CARE are in charge of arrangements.

Bessie Mae Tucker
TUCKER, Bessie Mae - Age 81, passed away on Thursday, February 27, 2001. She was born October 14, 1919 in Grayson City, Texas, daughter of Alfred and Dover (Tarver) Newcomb. She was raised and educated in Oklahoma and Texas. She moved as a young woman to California and settled in Berkley. She was a long time employee at Alta Bates Hospital. She also served her fellow employee's as a Union Shop Stewart and was active with OSHA. She retired in the 1970's and moved to Roseburg in 1997. A son Leon Tucker of Idleyld Park survives her. Also surviving are four grandchildren, Aubry Tucker and Tammy Bliss both of Merced, CA, Anne Seymor of Pennsylvania and Kim Fairbanks of Roseburg; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Her parents, a son, Troy, two grandchildren, three sisters and a brother preceded her in death. A memorial service will be conducted at Taylor's Family Chapel in Winston on Thursday, March 8, 2001 at 6 p.m. Private interment will be at the Rolling Hills Cemetery in Richmond, California.

Melvin Myron Gilham
GILHAM, Melvin Myron - Age 78, of Wilbur, Oregon died of a heart attack Sunday, February 25, 2001 at his home. He was born August 13, 1922 in Roseburg, Oregon to Calvin and Ora (Glass) Gilham. Melvin was the first of two children. He graduated from Roseburg High School in 1940 and then spent one year in the Civilian Conservation Corps learning the Blacksmithing trade at Tiller, Oregon. Melvin was in the U.S. Army from 1941 until 1945, where he served as a sergeant in an ordnance unit in Northern Africa and Europe. Later he worked for the United States Postal Service for 30 years as a Letter Carrier until he retired in 1980. After retiring Melvin traveled with his wife throughout the western United States in his R.V. He enjoyed camping and hiking with his family, square dancing, and helping with local church activities. He married Evelyn Natalie Chaffee in 1950 and had two children. After divorcing, he married Della Margaret Crosley in 1957 and had two children. After divorcing again, he married Lorraine Warren in 1996 and divorced in 1999. Survivors include two sons, Charles Gilham of Eugene, Oregon, and Delbert Gilham of San Francisco, California; a daughter, Alice (Gilham) Wolffesong of Eugene, Oregon; a sister, Marjorie Cairns of Roseburg, Oregon; and one grandchild Tabetha. Melvin was preceded in death by a son, Calvin Gilham. A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 10, 2001 at 1 p.m. at Wilbur Methodist Church, 771 North Bank Rd in Wilbur, Oregon, with Rev. Stacy S. Hance officiating. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials be made to Wilbur United Methodist Church at mailing address: 181 E. Second Ave, Sutherlin, Oregon 97479. WILSON'S CHAPEL OF THE ROSES is in charge of arrangements.

Lenna Velda Nye
Nye, Lenna Velda - Born May 6, 1919 passed away at a foster care home in Sutherlin on March 3, 2001 at the age of 81. She was the eldest of nine children born to Ralph and Ella (Huffman) Bookout. She was first married on April 12, 1936 to Charles Lee Wright who passed away on October 31, 1959. Six children were born of this marriage. They are Leslie Charles Wright and his wife Carol of Reno, Nevada, Marilyn Ann Blodgett and her husband Robert of Sutherlin, Oregon, Francesca Marie Pope of Roseburg, Oregon, Sharlene Elaine Linton and her husband Dwayne of Sutherlin, Oregon, Lee Alan Wright of Big Bear, California and Judith Gail Thorud and her husband Terry of Hinckley, Minnesota. She then married William Charles Nye on August 26, 1960. He preceded her in death on June 10, 1993. Two children were born of this marriage. They are William Charles Nye, Jr. of Sutherlin, Oregon and Steven Roger Nye and his wife Lisa of Wilbur, Oregon. Five brothers and sisters, Thelma Whala, Melborn Bookout, Eileen Irvine, Leona Bush and Robert Bookout; 24 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren and two great-great -grandchildren also survive her. Three brothers, Leonard, Eugene and Jack Bookout preceded her in death. Memorial services will be held on Saturday March 10, 2001 at 11 a.m. in the Sutherlin United Methodist Church with Pastor Aura Lee Jabs officiating. Roseburg Funeral Alternatives and Funeral Alternatives Crematory is serving the family.

Leland F. Sanders
SANDERS, Leland F. - Age 77, of Roseburg, passed away on Monday, March 5, 2001 at a local care center. He was born October 5, 1923 in Wyerts, Nebraska, son of Irvin and Alvina (Rahe) Sanders. He entered the U.S. Army on April 3, 1942 to serve our country during World War II. After the war, he was united in marriage to Adrienne Faye Miller on September 16, 1947. Leland was a power plant electrician for many years. He is survived by his children, Sherry Kyle and her husband Michael of Winston, Stephanie Sanders of Florida, Marjorie Baron of Napa, California, Gary Sanders and his wife Cindy and Randy Sanders and his wife Lucy, of Vallejo, CA; eight grandchildren, Lea Rodriguez, Keenan and Lucinda Attebury, Philip, Brian and Eric Sanders, Amber and Eric Baron and two great-grandchildren, Kyle Eastlick and Joshua Smith. Also surviving are three sisters, Clara Belle Dickison and Esther Hood of Nebraska and Helen Carter of Kansas; a brother, Virgil James Sanders of Nebraska. His wife, Adrienne, who passed away in 1990, preceded Leland in death. Private family services were held with cremation arrangements under the direction of Taylor's Family Chapel in Winston.

Janice L. Stroup
STROUP, Janice L. - 63, of Roseburg, passed away Wednesday, March 7, 2001 at Portland hospital. She was born April 7, 1937 in Priest River, Idaho to Tuillio Mauro and Romalda Carmella Veltri. Janice lived most of her life in Roseburg. She graduated from Roseburg High in 1954. She was a dental technician in the local area and was most recently employed by the VA Medical Center. She is survived by her husband Raold (Jock) Stroup; her sister Alvira Winkleman; her mother Romalda Kemmerer of Roseburg; her daughter Shannon Fugate; a grandson Tyson Fugate and her son-in-law Tim Fugate of Portland. Janice was a wonderful and caring person and will be missed by all. At her request no services will be held. Private cremation will be held by the Stroup family.

Clay Leroy Swearingen
SWEARINGEN, Clay Leroy - 79, of Drain passed away Tuesday, March 6, 2001 in a local hospital. He was born October 25, 1921 in Drain to Fred O. and Flora E. (Hudson) Swearingen. Mr. Swearingen lived all his life in Drain. He served in the US Navy aboard the USS Russell during World War II. Mr. Swearingen worked for Smith River Lumber Company for over 20 years. On April 20, 1978 in Angeles City, PamPanga, Philippines he married Gertrude (Dodie). Mr. Swearingen enjoyed fishing, going to the ocean, story telling, genealogy, reading and his family. He was a member of the Drain Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife Gertrude "Dodie" Swearingen of Drain; daughters Linda Levenhagen and her fiancee Glen Shaw of Springfield, Stella Jane Wilson and her husband Forrest of Oregon City, Oregon, Dotti Aalberg and her husband Jeff of Roseburg and Anita Solis of Atlanta, Georgia; sons Fred Herb Swearingen and his wife Yvonne of Drain, Oregon, Perry Swearingen and his wife Rose of Albany, Oregon, Russ Swearingen and his wife SonAe of Oregon City, Oregon, Clayton Swearingen of Milwaukie, Oregon, Henry "Hank" Swearingen and his wife Maryanne of Lawton, Oklahoma, and Raymond Swearingen and his wife Pam of Yoncalla, Oregon; sisters Alta Nute of Drain, Oregon, Irma McIntosh of Cottage Grove, Oregon, and Dot Scroggins of Walla Walla, Washington; grandchildren Jon, Shauna, Gerald, Jeffrey, Joe, Maria, Elizabeth, Brian, Veronica, Tiffany, Joe, Nikki, Matthew, Roxy, Laura, Lee, Justin, Brandon, Andrea, Andrew, Felecia, Mandy, Zachary, Sara, Shyann and Tabitha; great-grandchildren Conrad, Sierra and Lauryn. Mr. Swearingen was preceded in death by his parents Fred and Flora Swearingen; sisters Lucille Burnett and Mae Farnsworth and a brother Victor Swearingen. Memorial services will be held Saturday, March 10, 2001 at 11 a.m. in the Drain Assembly of God Church. Pastors Warren Boyd and Jon Neil will officiate. Private cremation rites will be held. CHAPEL OF THE FIRS is in charge of arrangements.

Bruce Allen Collier
COLLIER, Bruce Allen - Age 46, of Silver City, New Mexico, passed away at his home on Thursday, February 8, 2001. He was born February 11, 1954 in Roseburg, Oregon. He is preceded in death by his parents Robert James and Elizabeth May Collier and three infant sisters. He is survived by his two sons, Derek and Issac Collier of Silver City, New Mexico. He is also survived by his five brothers, Rob Collier of Portland, Oregon, David (Alice) Collier of Sutherlin, Oregon, Gary (Roxanne) Collier of Dillard, Oregon, Daniel (Debra) Collier of Winston, Oregon and Michael Collier of Ontario, Oregon. Memorial services will be held Monday, March 12, 2001 at 1 p.m. at The River of Life Church at 209 Pine St., Oakland, Oregon.

Herman Wayne Currington Jr.
CURRINGTON, Herman Wayne - Age 57, a resident of Winston, Oregon, passed away at his home on Wednesday morning March 7, 2001. He was born on January 6, 1945 in Long Beach, California to parents Herman and Louise (Roberts) Currington. He served in the U.S. Navy. He moved to Oregon in 1969 and has resided here ever since. He was united in marriage to his wife Sharon Keith on 1965. He worked for the Kirby Company for 20 years. He enjoyed camping, fishing and spending time with his family. Survivors include wife Sharon Currington of Winston, Oregon; son Daryle Wayne Currington and wife Kimberly of Winston, Oregon; a daughter Doreen Lynn Roles and husband Paul of Winston, Oregon; mother Louise Evelyn Currington of Malvern, Arkansas; sisters Annette Brady of Canyonville, Oregon, Delores Roby of Searcy, Arkansas, Gloria Fowler of Malvern, Arkansas, Pam Sugg of Malvern, Arkansas; in-laws Wanda and Jethro Keith of Winston, Oregon, and Norma and Charles Stembridge of Winston; grandchildren Adam, Andrew, Blake Currington of Winston, Oregon; David and Stephanie Parrish of Selma, North Carolina and Ashley, Allyssa adn Josh Parrish of Winston, Oregon and numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held Saturday, March 10, 2001 at 1 p.m. at Roseburg Memorial Gardens with Pastor David Hammons officiating and military honors provided by the V.F.W. District # 12 Honor Guard. A viewing will be held Friday, March 9, 2001 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Taylor's Family Chapel who are in charge of arrangements.


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