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Walter "Short" Smith
SMITH, Walter "Short" - Age 56, of Riddle died peacefully at the home of his sister, Billie in Tri City on Tuesday September 12, 2000. Walter was born July 4, 1944 in Tiger Mountain, Oklahoma, the son of the late Bill and Sally (Cole) Smith. He moved to Oakridge, Oregon with his family as a small boy, later graduating from high school there in 1963. On July 10,1971 he was untied in marriage to the former Betty Lou Blackwell Allen in Reno, Nevada. The Smith's moved to rural Riddle in 1978 and had resided there ever since. Short was employed for more than 20 years as a millwright at Riddle Plant No. 4 of Roseburg Forest Products. Betty Lou passed away in March of this year. Short's greatest love was his friends and his family and hunting and fishing with his brother, Shorty and other friends. Surviving are three sons; Jerry (Gretchen) Allen, Lookingglass, James Allen, Myrtle Creek, Clarence (Nancy) Allen, Myrtle Creek, two daughters; Betty Delaney, Myrtle Creek, Elizabeth "Liz" (Harley) Barron, Myrtle Creek, a brother, Leon "Shorty" (Elsie) Smith, Oakridge, Oregon, four sisters; Dorothy Britt, Henryetta, Oklahoma, Patsy (Robert) Wilcox, Oakridge, Billie (Butch) Rondeau, Myrtle Creek, Judy (Don) Reed, Azalea and a brother-in-law, Bo Britt, Henryetta. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Edward Patterson and Clifford Smith, and a sister, Louise Britt. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 pm Saturday, September 16th at the Riddle Cemetery. Family and friends will share words of remembrance. Memorials will be appreciated to either the American Red Cross Blood Bank, or the American Cancer Society. The MOUNTAIN VIEW MEMORIAL CHAPEL, Myrtle Creek is serving the family.

Susan B (White) Barber
BARBER (White), Susan B. - Of Eugene, formerly of Yoncalla, passed away in her home on September 12, 2000 of cancer. She was born December 28, 1947 to Wesley C. Hill and Patricia Boyd Hill in Scotia, California. She graduated from Fortuna High School in 1966. In 1972 she moved with her family to Yoncalla, Oregon where they operated a ranch. She actively participated in her children's activities and served as member and board member of the Saddle Club for several years. Sue worked at the Eugene Livestock Auction and the Yoncalla Feed Store. Sue lived in Eugene her last five years and worked at Spyglass Property Management until her illness. She enjoyed traveling, listening to music, camping, creating stained glass for family and friends and quilting jean quilts for her children, grandchildren, nieces and nephew. Sue's greatest joy was spending time with her family. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Sue is survived by her husband Jack Barber of Eugene, her parents of Rio Dell, Ca., son Brian Rapin of San Francisco, Ca., daughter Marcia Rapin of Sutherlin, daughter and son in law Jennifer White Clark and Matthew Clark and her beloved grandchildren Matthew B. Clark and Lindsey Clark all of Yoncalla, brother Kenneth Hill of Fortuna, Ca., his daughters and granddaughter Amber, Rhiana and Aspen of Quincy, Ca., sister and brother in law Donna and Dennis Jones, their children, Maggie, Melissa and Travis of Fortuna, Ca., sister and brother in law Kathleen and Randy Finley, their daughters, Sarah Finley and Shannon Palki and son in law Travis of Yoncalla, maternal grandmother, Jenni Boyd of Ogden, Utah, numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Stepchildren, Lori Elliot, her daughter, Mickenzie, Missy and Don Millard and their son Blake, Tami Barber and Tanya Powell all of Eugene. A celebration of life will be held Wednesday, September 20th at 7 p.m. at the Drain Civic Center. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to the Willamette Cancer Center or HIV Alliance of Eugene.

Andrew Lee Damewood
DAMEWOOD, Andrew Lee - Passed away on Thursday, September 14, 2000 due to a tragic firearm related accident. He was born in Douglas County, June 26, 1974 to Richard Dale Damewood (deceased in 1977) and Evelyn McKnight (surviving). Beloved father to Jazmyne, Brian, and Alex Damewood, age 8, 5 and 2 respectively who resided with their mother Georgia Hadwen. Father of Tonya Mouser who resided with her mother out of state. Andrew is survived by his mother, Evelyn McKnight, brothers, Richard Dale Damewood and Ronald L. Strohm, step-father, Wayne Strohm, step-mother, Pat Damewood, Step-brothers, Scott Howell, Shawn Howell and Ernie Howell, and a step-sister Lori Allen. Memorial services will be held at O.C. Brown Park in Dixonville on Saturday, September 23 2000 at 2:00 P.M. A Wake is tentatively planned to occur during the evening after the memorial service. Details for the wake will be available at the memorial service. Donations for the support and education of Andrew's children are requested instead of flowers. Donations for the children should be mailed C/O Richard D. Damewood, 234 Kermanshah, Roseburg, Oregon 97470.

Slim Doran
DORAN, Paul James "Slim" - Age 80 of Elkton, passed away on Sunday, September 17, 2000 at a local care facility. He was born September 6, 1920 in Tecumseh, Michigan, son of Edward and Grace (Haines) Doran. He moved with his family as a young child to California,where his father farmed. The family later moved to the Cottage Grove-Elkton area of Oregon. He entered the U.S. Army on July 11, 1942 to serve our country during WWII. While in the Army, Slim was proud to be attached with Merrill's Marauders, under command of Brigadier General Frank Merrill. Merrill's Marauders were jungle fighters who won fame in the China-Burma-India theater. After the war he returned to Oregon. He was united in marriage to Loretta Frasieur on July 5, 1953 in Eugene. They have lived in the Kellogg-Elkton are for many years. Slim was a logger and had logged throughout the Northwest and Alaska. He was a member of the V.F.W. Post in Elkton. He is survived by his wife of over forty seven years, Loretta of Elkton, two daughters, Debra Cox and her husband Roger of Sutherlin, Paula Taylor and her husband Don of Sutherlin, three sons, Edward Doran of Sutherlin, Warren F. Doran of Valdez, Alaska, William "Will" Doran and his wife Kim of Elkton, a sister, Dorothy Binder of Elkton, 23 grandchildren and numerous great and great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Veronica "Honey" a brother Joe, who was killed in the Korean War and a stepson Harold Minter. Graveside services will be conducted at the Kellogg Cemetery on Wednesday, September 20, 2000 at 2:00 p.m. Military rites will be held by the V.F.W. District Twelve Honor Guard. Arrangements are under the direction of TAYLOR'S FAMILY MORTUARY.

Freda Bell Hobbs
HOBBS, Freda Bell Marie - Age 70, passed away at home on Saturday, September 16, 2000, after a long illness. Mrs. Hobbs was born on February 3, 1948, in Walls, Oklahoma. She was the second of nine children, and met her husband, O.W. (Dub) Hobbs in Arkansas. Freda and O.W. were married on June 20, 1948, in Reno, Nevada. Freda lived in Myrtle Creek following her marriage in 1948. She was a charter and active member of the First Baptist Church of Myrtle Creek. She participated in Woman's Missionary Union, sang in the choir, taught Sunday School and served as director of Vacation Bible School for many years. Freda was an accomplished cook and enjoyed canning, gardening, and growing African violets. Freda was well known for her gift of hospitality and her devotion to her family. She welcomed family members living nearby, as well as those from out of state, into her home on countless occasions. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, O.W. Hobbs; son Jim Hobbs, daughter Tanya Thomason, grandchildren Koah Chambers, Leah Gross, Ross Thomason and great-great grandchildren Jaiden Chambers and Tristan and Taylor Gross, all of Myrtle Creek; mother Alta Campbell of Wilburton, Oklahoma; sisters Vesta Hyatt of of Arkoma, Oklahoma, Shelby Fairfield of Sutter Creek, California, Donna Sumpter of Red Oak, Oklahoma and brothers Harley Campbell of Roseburg, Oregon and Johnny Campbell of Wilburton, Oklahoma, and by numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Harley Sylvester Campbell, son Dubby Lee Hobbs, and three brothers, Junior Campbell, David Campbell and George Campbell. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, September 20, at 1:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Myrtle Creek. A family only graveside service will be held at 3:30 p.m. following the memorial service. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery in Myrtle Creek. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 610 Woodwillow Drive, Roseburg, Oregon, 97470, or by calling the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345.

Jeanie Mary Kuehn
KUEHN, Jeanie Mary - Age 58, of Myrtle Creek, born September 12, 1942 passed away on September 16, 2000. Her mother Louis Holland and her two brothers Skip and Jerry Holland and two daughters, Kimmy Lou and Mary Jane preceded her in death. She is survivied by her husband Ron Kuehn, her father, Prince Holland, her eight sons, and one daughter. As follows, Richard and Ricky, Mac, Gary, Jerry, Terry, Larry and Berry Wolleat, daughter Vickie Martin. She has 15 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. She has six brothers: Dan, Floyd, Howard, Dwain, David, and Bob Holland. She has four sisters, Betty Huckeby, her twin Janie Breckey, Linda Stevenson and Maggie Dawning. She spent the last 19 years taking care of the elderly and making their lives happier. She enjoyed gardening and gold panning. She was loved by many and will be missed greatly. Due to her wishes there will be no services held.

Joseph Fredrick Weckerle
WECKERLE, Joseph Fredrick - Passed away peacefully September 13, 2000. He was born in Hempstead New York on January 9, 1917. He married Catherine Anderson in January of 1935. She preceded him in death December 1999. He served as an officer in the Merchant Marines during World War II in the South Pacific. Upon returning he moved his family to San Diego, California, where they owned and operated a restaurant. In 1950 the family moved to Winchester, Oregon. During the construction of Interstate 5 while working for the State of Oregon, he fell from a bridge north of Myrtle Creek into the dry river bed of the South Umpqua. Despite injuries that left him 100% disabled he became active in volunteer work and played a major role in the Winchester Sanitary Sewer System. Joseph Weckerle is survived by his sister Margaret E. Weckerle, of Roseburg, sons Joseph F. Weckerle and wife Joyce of Calabasses, CA, Richard S. Weckerle and wife Ramonda of Roseburg, daughters, Kathryn Weckerle Rodgers husband Dwight of Elkhart, Indiana; Margaret A. Weckerle, of Portland, Oregon, eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Assistance provided by LONG & SHUKLE MEMORIAL CHAPEL.

Paul David Logan
LOGAN, Paul David - Age 69, of Roseburg, passed away September 17, 2000 in a Roseburg Care Center. Paul was born July 18, 1931 in Hampton, Iowa to Leo and Susan (Redding) Logan. He moved to Roseburg one month after the blast in 1959. He joined the Navy when he was 18 and served during the Korean Conflict. After leaving the Navy he attended the University of Iowa, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in General Science and completed his post graduate studies in Physical Therapy. On May 20, 1953 he married Madelyn Simmons in Waverly, Iowa. Paul had a private practice in Eugene for many years and served as the President of the Oregon Physical Therapist Association. He was Chief Therapist at the Veterans hospital prior to his first retirement. He was a devoted son, husband and father. He loved being with his family and was a very social and sentimental person. His hobbies were fly-fishing for trout and salmon fishing. He spent many hours pleasure boating and enjoyed camping. He was an avid reader. Paul was a past member of the Roseburg Moose Lodge. Survivors include his wife Madelyn Logan f Roseburg; his children, David Logan of San Jose, California, Michael Logan of Eugene, Oregon, Susan Sherwood of Bridle Veil, Oregon, Brett Logan of Portland, Oregon and Christine Drake of Winston, Oregon; six grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Friday September 23, 2000 at 11:00 A.M. in St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Roseburg with Deacon John Stenbeck officiating. Graveside services will follow in Roseburg Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers those who wish may make donations in Paul's memory to the American Heart Association. These donations may be left at the services or at FUNERAL ALTERNATIVES of Roseburg who is assisting the family.

William Taylor "Terry" Walton, III
WALTON, William Taylor "Terry" III, - age 62, of Roseburg, passed away Sunday, September 17, 2000 in Gulfport, Mississippi. Terry was a native of Rockford, Illinios, resided in Diamondhead from 1979-1990 and prior to that was living in Atlanta Georgia. At the time of his death he was a resident of Roseburg, Oregon. He attended Marquette University in Wisconsin and served in the U.S. Air Force. Terry was then employed by Alcan Cable as a mechanical engineer for 39 years. Terry was a member of Knights of Columbus, Roseburg Rod & Gun Club and St. Joseph Catholic Church in Roseburg. He was preceded in death by his parents William Taylor Walton, II and Margot Barbor Walton, brother, Christopher Walton, sisters, Elizabeth Walton and Cairns Walton Cremer. Survivors include his wife Margaret "Peg" Boland Walton of Roseburg, OR, son Thomas Michael Walton of Bay St. Louis, daughter, Jennifer Walton Handshoe of Gulfport, brother, Peter Walton of Eden Prairie, MN and two grandchildren. Visitation will be 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm Thursday at Riemann Funeral Home in Bay St Louis. Recitation of the Rosary at 7:30 pm. Procession will leave the funeral home at 10:00 am on Friday going to Annunciation Catholic Church in Kiln for Mass at 10:30 pm Burial will be private. The family prefers memorials be made to National Kidney Cancer Association, 1234 Sherman Ave Suite 203, Evanston IL 60202-1375. RIEMANN FUNERAL HOMES, INC is in charge of arrangements (228) 467-4242.

Jack Alloway
ALLOWAY, Jack, 96, passed away Sunday, September 17th, 2000. Jack lived in Roseburg since 1945. He owned Independent Motor Rebuilders until his retirement in the late '70's. He was preceded in death by his wife , Leree and daughter Judy. He is survived by two sons, Jack of Yuma, Arizona and Ernest of Myrtle Creek, eight grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. There will be no services, he will be interned at Oak Creek Cemetery.

Florence Hepworth
HEPWORTH, Florence - Age 85, left for Heaven on Tuesday, September 19, 2000. She was born Florence Rose Upah on September 4, 1915 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. In 1945, she married George Hepworth who remain her husband until death in 1989. Mom and dad loved to travel, and they always took their family with them whenever possible. Family and friends were the most important things to mom and dad. During WWII she was a nurses aide which attributed to her love of people and a desire to help them. While she resided in Chelsea, Iowa she was a 4-H Leader for 17 years, a member of the Legion Auxiliary and a sales representative for Stanley Home Products for 30 years. After moving to Sutherlin she joined the Sutherlin Garden Club and the Sutherlin Family Church. Mom loved volunteering at the Sutherlin Food Pantry where she worked for many years until her stroke. Everyone who knew mom loved her. She always greeted you with a smile and her shining blue eyes. Mom was preceded in death by her husband, George in 1989, a baby daughter, Candy in 1947 and a son, Chris in 1999. Survivors include her sister Marge Lebeda, Tama, Iowa, daughter Pam Atchison and husband Sandy, of Roseburg, daughter, Lindi Riley and husband Craig of Sutherlin, son Bill Hepworth and wife Sandy of Vancouver, WA, step-son, Jan Hepworth and wife Cherie, of Trimble, MO. Grandchildren include Gabe Riley, Katie and Chris Atchison and Billie and Haley Hepworth. Memorial services will be held Monday, September 25th at 11:00 a.m. at Sutherlin Family Church, 878 W. 6th Ave. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in Florence's name to either Sutherlin Family Church or Sutherlin Food Pantry.

Floyd K. Carr
CARR, Floyd K. - 89, a resident of Surprise Valley near Myrtle Creek passed away at his home early Monday morning, September 25, 2000. He was born on March 30, 1911 in Niagara, North Dakota to the late Harry and Dena Hansen Carr. In 1940 he was married to Marjorie E. Nichols. In this marriage three were born; one daughter; Sharon K. Carr of Salem, Oregon, two sons; Larry A. Carr and Harry L. Carr both of Surprise Valley, one grandson and one great grandson. Also surviving are one brother; Raymond Carr of Peoria, Illinois and one sister; Florence Orwig also from Illinois. He was preceded in death by his wife Marjorie, by his parents, Harry O and Dena Carr and two sisters. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Mercy Hospice, 2700 Stewart Parkway, Roseburg, Oregon 97470. Floyd and Marjorie Carr moved to Oregon in 1956 where he worked and retired from Hanna Nickel Mine at Riddle after 20 years. Floyd had numerous friends because of his many years in the local area. He enjoyed visiting and lending a helping hand to anyone whenever he could. He loved the outdoors where he felt closer to his Heavenly Father. Floyd was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Canyonville Ward. Memorial services will be held at the LDS Chapel in Canyonville at 3:00 pm Monday, October 2, 2000 with Bishop Nelson Brinkerhoff conducting. Private urn interment at the Canyonville Masonic Cemetery. MOUNTAIN VIEW MEMORIAL CHAPEL, Myrtle Creek is serving the family.

Annette Evelyn Day
DAY, Annette Evelyn - Age 38, passed away on September 23, 2000 in Corvallis, Oregon. She was a resident of Albany, Oregon. Annette was born on November 16, 1961 to Dennis and Mary Lou (Ferguson) Sizemore. She graduated from Vale Union High School in 1981. After high school she attended Beauty College and graduated from that in 1982. On March 6, 1982 in Payette, Idaho she married Bill Day and they moved to Astoria, Oregon. Annette worked as a beautician up to this point in her life. In 1984 they moved to Fruitland, Idaho and she began working as a teller at U.S. Bank. In 1987 they moved to Burns, Oregon and she worked for First Interstate Bank as a teller and then in 1990 they moved to Roseburg, Oregon and she was promoted to Merchant Teller. Later in 1990 she was diagnosed with Lupus and she was forced to retire. In 1998 she moved to Albany, Oregon. Through her 10 year battle with the illness, she never lost her smile or bright outlook on life, or her laugh. She was a wonderful wife, mother, daughter and friend. She enjoyed spending time with her children, rose gardening, crossword puzzles, music and her dog, Penny. She is survived by her spouse, Bill Day of Albany, Oregon, sons Cameron and Brady Day both of Albany, Oregon, brothers, Calvin Sizemore, of Albany, Oregon, Glenn Sizemore of Windsor, California and numerous nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, Michael Sizemore, and a sister Denise Mayo. A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, September 30, 2000 at 1:00 p.m. at the South Albany Community Church. Officiating will be Pastor Rob Nelke. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Annette's two young son's, Cameron and Brady Day, C/O AAsum Funeral Home, 805 S. Ellsworth, Albany, Oregon 97321.

Jane Coreece Gallon
GALLON, Jane Coreece - Age 81, of the Tyee area, west of Sutherlin, departed on her next journey, September 22, 2000, after battling a long illness. She was born on May 16, 1919, in Kewanee, Illinois. Jane lived much of her life in Southern California before retirement brought her and her husband Vic to their beautiful garden spot on the Umpqua River. An award-winning artist, Jane was loved by all for her outgoing, playful spirit, her thoughtful generosity and her creativity. She was preceded in death by her beloved sister, Roberta. Jane leaves behind husband, Vic, children Steve of Corvallis, and Barbara Ficker of Flagstaff, Arizona, four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Mercy Foundation, 2700 Stewart Parkway, Roseburg, Oregon 97470. An 11:00 A.M. memorial service is planned for Monday, October 9, 2000, at CHAPEL OF THE FIRS in Sutherlin.

Jacqueline May Gutierrez
GUTIERREZ, Jacqueline May - Age 54, of Sutherlin. In loving memory of our mother and grandmother who passed away on Saturday, September 23, 2000 after a courageous battle with cancer. She left the world peacefully with her children and grandchildren at her side. She was a strong, hardworking mother of seven and a proud grandmother of eleven. She is survived by her mother Doris Dowdle of Lyons, Kansas, brother Bobby Whitaker of Arizona, brother, Roger Dowdle of Northridge, California, and daughter Tammy Lewis and husband Scott of Sutherlin, Oregon, daughter, Darilyn Hamilton of Auburn, Washington, son Mike Ortiz of Tarzana, California, daughter, Maria Tapia and husband Jason of North Hollywood, California, son, Art Ortiz and wife Mei of Northridge, California, son Nick Ortiz of North Hollywood, California, son Bobby Ortiz and fiance Christine of Auburn, Washington, grandchildren: Robert, Darrell, Josh, Jake, Chelsea, Danielle, Carina, Aneia, Jordan, Justin and Clarissa and Unca Jerry of North Hollywood, California and many friends. You'll remain in our hearts forever, we love you mom. See you soon.

Dean Snider
SNIDER, Dean - Age 83, of Roseburg, formerly of Grants Pass, with his wife and friends by his side, went to be home with the Lord, on Saturday, September 23, 2000 at a local hospital. He was born November 4, 1916 in Tilden, Nebraska, son of Harold Adolf and Florence Esther (Noble) Snider. Her served in the U.S. Army from 1933 to 1937. During W.W.II, from 1941-1945, he served in the U.S. Navy on a submarine chaser as a machinist mate and salvage diver. He married Audrey Anne Price in 1941 and they remained married until her death in 1983. They moved to Grants Pass in 1948 after a short residence in Long Beach, CA and Portland, OR. Dean worked as an insurance salesman, logger, policeman, real estate salesman and appraiser. He served as the Josephine County Sheriff from 1964 - 1970. In 1983, he married Wilma Jackson of Grants Pass. She passed away in 1990. He later married Antonia Eby on August 8, 1990 in Grants Pass. Dean loved the outdoors and spent his spare time fishing, hunting and horseback camping. He was a licensed pilot and member of the Oregon Pilot's Association. He enjoyed collecting guns and loading his own ammunition and was active for many years in the National Rifle Association. Dean was a member of the Josephine County Sheriff's Posse, The Elks Lodge and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He and Antonia were member of the First Conservative Baptist Church in Roseburg. Dean and Audrey had four surviving sons, Harold of Grand Junction, CO, Michael of Grants Pass, OR, Steven of Aloha, OR, Marty of Valleejo, CA, his wife, Antonia, and her sons, Master Sergeant, Roy Eby, of Clovis, NM, and Master Sergeant Will Eby of Omaha, NE. Also surviving Dean is a sister, Harriet Middleton Boyd and seven grandchildren. A celebration of his life will be held at the Parkway Christian Center in Grants Pass, (located at 229 N.E. Beacon Drive) on Wednesday, September 27, 2000 at 1:00 p.m. Officiating will be Pastor David Ewert. Private family interment with military honors will be at the Eagle Point National Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of TAYLOR'S FAMILY CHAPEL.

Patty Gill
GILL, Patty - Age 43, a resident of Sutherlin, went home to be with the Lord, Monday, September 25, 2000 at her home. She was born October 22, 1956 in Corona, California. Patty and Frank moved from Silverton, Oregon to Sutherlin in 1997. Patty was an active member of the Sutherlin Christian Assembly. She loved everyone and held her family close to her heart. Patty spent daily time in prayer serving as a dedicated Prayer Warrior. Survivors include: husband Frank Gill of Sutherlin, OR, parents Van Craft of Clackamas, OR, Gerrie Stanley of Silverton, OR, sons, Bill Gill of Sutherin, OR, Mike Gill of Yachats, OR, brother Randy Craft of Hillsboro, OR, sister Vanessa Westmoreland of Coos Bay, OR, uncles Paul Betterton and Larry Betterton both of Portland, OR, nephews, Anthony and Alex Westmoreland of Coos Bay, OR, nieces Jasmine Westmoreland of Coos Bay, OR, Mariah Craft of Hillsboro, OR. A celebration of life will be held Thursday, September 28, 2000 at 11:00 a.m. at the Sutherlin Christian Assembly Church, 378 E. 2nd at Umatilla in Sutherlin with Pastor Bill Sanders officiating. Private interment will be at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Oakland. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in memory of Patty Gill to the Sutherlin Christian Assembly Memorial Fund. Arrangements have been entrusted to TAYLOR'S FAMILY MORTUARY in Winston, Oregon.

Timothy Brooks Haskins
HASKINS, Timothy Brooks - Went to be with the Lord on September 24, 2000. He was born January 7, 1950 in Eugene, Oregon to Fred and Colleen Haskins. He is survived by his loving wife of 29 years, mary Haskins of Myrtle Creek; son Jason Haskins, wife Donna, grandson Kristopher; daughter Crystal Harp, husband, Chris; three sisters, Twila Dickson, husband Rod; Toni Brannon; Johnie Hart, husband Richard; brother Toby Haskins, wife Renee; and several nieces and nephews. He drove log truck for 24 years. He loves being in the Mountains, fishing, hunting, tying flies, shooting, camping, faceting gem stones, rock hounding, mechanic and body work. He was a lifetime member of the North American Hunting Club. He will be forever missed by many friends and family. A memorial will be held September 29th at 1:00 p.m. at the Church of the Nazarene, 235 NE Rice St., Myrtle Creek, OR. Pastor Eldon Rayborn will be officiating.

Ruth Elizabeth Johnson
JOHNSON, Ruth Elizabeth - Age 98, of Roseburg, passed away on Monday, September 25, 2000 in a local nursing center. She was born at Benedict, Nebraska on November 3, 1901 to John and Julie (Thomas) Bell. In 1940 in York, Nebraska she married Lloyd Samuel Johnson, who preceded her in death on June 29, 1985. Ruth had resided in Roseburg area since 1956. She and Lloyd came to Roseburg from Omaha, Nebraska. Ruth was an excellent cook, her fried chicken was the best. She canned fruit and vegetables and elk meat. She raised a garden, rabbits and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Thanksgiving was always Ruth's specialty. She took care of children at home. For several years she was D.R. Johnson's children's nanny. Ruth was a grandmother to everybody's children. She was small, but feisty and outspoken. She is survived by two daughters: Barbara Groves of Roseburg and Shirley Briggs of Winston, 6 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and 6 great great grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Beverly Jean Johnson, who died on September 13, 1993. Private family graveside services will be held on Thursday, September 28, 2000 at the Lookingglass Cemetery. WILSON'S CHAPEL OF THE ROSES is in charge of arrangements.

Robert Dean Radcliffe
RADCLIFFE, Robert Dean - There will be a memorial service for Robert Dean Radcliffe on Saturday, September 30, at 2:00 p.m. at the James Ranch, 1769 Olalla Road, Winston. Bob was killed in a car accident on July 17th. Directions are: West on Highway 42 out of Winston for about eight miles, then left on Olalla Road. The James Ranch is about 1 1/2 mile up Olalla Road on the right, and there is a wooden sign marking it. Go across the steel bridge and make a hard left into the park.

Bessie B. Roston
ROSTON, Bessie B. - Age 85, a resident of Myrtle Creek passed away in Roseburg Monday evening, September 25, 2000. She was born at Bristol, New Brunswick, Canada on September 14, 1915 to the late Rufus and Amy Giberson. She grew up and went to school in Canada. In 1935 she came to the United States settling in New Haven, Connecticut. On September 2, 1939 at New Haven she was married to John D. Roston and he survives. They moved to Long Beach, California in 1954 and stayed there until coming to Myrtle Creek in 1978. Bessie enjoyed knitting, nature and the outdoors especially flowers and gardening. Bessie was a member of the First Baptist Church in Myrtle Creek and she loved her church family very much. She could be heard humming and singing gospel songs regularly. Surviving are her husband, John D. Roston of Myrtle Creek, one son, Gene Roston of Long Beach, California. Bessie was the last in her family which consisted of 12 brothers and sisters. The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Heart Association, 1425 N.E. Irving #100, Portland, Oregon 97232-4201. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, September 28, 2000 at the First Baptist Church SBC, 1040 Lillian Street, Myrtle Creek, Oregon. Interment will follow at the Riddle Cemetery. MOUNTAIN VIEW MEMORIAL CHAPEL & CREMATORY at Myrtle Creek is serving the family.

William "Bill" Henry Spencer
SPENCER, William "Bill" Henry - Age 74, of Oakland, passed away September 26, 2000 at his home with his family around him. He was born May 10, 1926 in Woodward, Iowa to Charles G. and Edna M. (Crum) Spencer. Bill was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Air Force. On November 9, 1946 he was united in marriage to Bonnie McClinton in Des Moines, Iowa. They lived in Colorado from 1953 to 1962 where he enjoyed hiking and camping. They moved to Monrovia, California in 1962 where Bill was employed as a professional Electronic Engineer for Bell and Howell in Pasadena, California until his retirement in 1986. While living in California he owned a race care and did his own driving. He also liked to bicycle and did several century rides. In 1988 they moved to Oakland, Oregon to the home they had purchased several years before. He was a member of the Sutherlin Christian Assembly Church. He is survived by his wife Bonnie M. Spencer of Oakland, OR., 3 sons, Steven W. Spencer of Palmer Lake, CO., Jon A. Spencer of Roseburg, OR., and Gregory L. Spencer of Oakland, OR.; granddaughters, Juliane, Amanda, Tonya, Kelly and Michelle; grandsons, Danial, Joshua and Ryan; great granddaughter, Cassidy and great grandson, Hunter. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Rutheda Rogers, a brother Roger Spencer and a grandson, Charles P. Spencer. Memorial services will be held Friday September 29, 2000 at 11:00 A.M. in the Sutherlin Christian Assembly Church with Reverend Billy R. Sanders, Jr. officiating. Private interment will be held at a later date in the Roseburg National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Sutherlin Christian Assembly Church building fund or the Mercy Hospice program. These donations may be left at the services or at ROSEBURG FUNERAL ALTERNATIVES who is serving the family.

Marian Moody
MOODY, Marian - Age 78, of Winchester, Oregon passed away September 24, 2000. She was born July 28, 1922 in Bismark, North Dakota to Arlan and Margaret (Martindale) Stair. On August 26, 1940 she married Virgil Moody in Bottineau, North Dakota. The Moody's moved to Camas Valley, Oregon in 1941. In the early 1960's the Moody's started one of the first commercial Christmas Tree Farms in the area. They sold their trees in the Bay Area of California. Marian was a member of the Camas Valley Garden Club and the United Methodist Church. She enjoyed gardening, cooking and visiting with friends and family. Mrs. Moody was involved with the Douglas County Fair for many years with her canning, baking and handwork. Survivors include her daughters Sherril Caudill and LeAnn VanZanden and her husband Pieter all of Winchester, Oregon; grandchildren John Caudill III and his wife Kimberly of Outlook, Washington, Paula Caudill of Seattle, Washington, Jaakje VanZanden of Valencia, California and Darin VanZanden and his wife Charlene of Vista, California. Mrs. Moody was preceded in death by her husband Virgil in 1977, two brothers and her parents. Private family rites to be held. Interment will be within the grounds of Roseburg Memorial Gardens. LONG & SHUKLE MEMORIAL CHAPEL is in charge of arrangements.

Leland Ernest Toole
TOOLE, Leland Ernest - Age 81, of Roseburg passed away peacefully to Heaven with his family present on September 23, 2000 after a lengthy illness. He was born July 25, 1919 in Ritzville, Washington son of Ernest H. and Bernice (Ormiston) Toole. The family lived in Days Creek and Coos Bay, Oregon before settling in Weaverville, California. He served four years in the Army Air Corps as a crew chief during WWII. He received various medals and awards for outstanding service. He married Mary Theresa Brown on July 17, 1946 in Salinas, California. They moved to Coos Bay, Oregon. In 1952 the family moved to Toketee Falls where he was employed as a Equipment Operator for COPCO Construction. He continued at Toketee Falls for PP&L as a Equipment Operator, Mechanic and Shop Foreman until his retirement in 1984. He is preceded in death by his parents and one sister. Survivors include his wife Mary of Roseburg, brother Meredith Toole and his wife Peg of Medford, Oregon, daughter Donna Tucker and her husband Dave and grandsons, Matt and Aaron of Roseburg, daughter Kathy Barneburg and grandchildren, Tracy, Brenda and Cody and great grandchildren Shanna and Brock all of Springfield. At his request there will be no services.

Howard Thearon Martin
MARTIN, Howard, Thearon - Age 78, of Roseburg, passed away on August 31, 2000 in a Roseburg hospice center. He was born October 18, 1921 in Parsons, Kansas to Howard and Velma (Harrison) Martin who has preceded him in death. Howard lived in El Paso, Texas from 1950 through the 1970's. He was a pilot in the U.S. Army Air Corp during World War II and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. On January 12, 1943 in Waco, Texas, he married Patricia Spitzer who preceded him in death on January 11, 1998. Howard had been a resident of Roseburg from 1990 to 1996 when he moved to Glennville, Georgia for three years and then came back to Roseburg. Howard enjoyed hunting and fishing. he had a great zest for life and was always finding new and different things to try. Survivors include two sons and daughter-in-laws, Jay and Patti Martin of Glennville, Georgia and Gregory and Elisa Martin of El Paso, Texas, six grandchildren, Jennifer, Kelly, D.J., Mandi, Matthew and Makayla. Graveside services will be held at a later date in the Ft. Bliss National Cemetery. ROSEBURG FUNERAL ALTERNATIVES is serving the family.

Beverly Hastings Annis
ANNIS, Beverly Hastings - Age 74, of Roseburg, passed away on Monday, September 4, 2000 at her home. She was born August 24, 1926 in Los Angeles, California, daughter of George Richard and Dorothy Viola (Kesler) Hastings. She graduated from Redondo Union High School in Redondo Beach, CA. Beverly received her AA degree from Santa Monica City College, her BA from UCLA and her MA from U.S.C. She taught many grade levels , from elementary through high school, then becoming a professor of English at El Camino Community College, in Southern California. She retired in Oregon in 1981. While living in Naval housing with her family at Pearl Harbor, as a teenager, Beverly survived the Japanese attack of December 7, 1941. She enjoyed travel of all kinds and her hobbies included cooking, reading, and collecting cookbooks from all over the world. Beverly married Miland E. Annis on August 11, 1956. She is survived by; her husband of over 44 years, Miland of Roseburg, a daughter, Cindy Gerber and her husband Lauren of Central Point, OR, a son Steven Annis of Merlin, OR, a sister Margaret (Hastings) Kemp and her husband Parker of Hermosa Beach, CA, a grandson, Shaun Annis, two nephews, Kelly and Kerry Kemp, one niece, Crystal (Kemp) Russell, numerous grand nieces and nephews. Her mother, Dorothy (Kesler-Hastings) West and her stepfather Ernest West preceded her in death. Memorial services will be held at a later date in Hermosa Beach, CA. Memorial contributions in Beverly's name can be made to Mercy Hospice at 2700 Stewart Parkway, Roseburg, Oregon 97470. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of TAYLOR'S FAMILY MORTUARY.

Michael Robert Thompson
THOMPSON, Michael Robert - Age 54, went to be with the Lord on September 4, 2000 at his home in Winchester, Oregon. He was born on February 16, 1946 in Portland, Oregon and spent most of his childhood in Martinez, California. Michael loved movies, was a V.A. volunteer and also avid bicyclist. He served in the U.S. Navy in Vietnam. Mike is survived by his cousins Lora and Don Block, Barry and Sue Vreyens and their families. At the families request there will be no memorial services.

Stephen E. Burns
BURNS, Stephen E. - Age 52, passed away August 28, 2000. Graveside services will be held Friday, September 8, 2000 at 1:30 PM at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland. Arrangements under the direction of TAYLOR'S FAMILY CHAPEL.

Carol Ann Nichols
NICHOLS, Carol Ann - 57, of Roseburg, passed away Tuesday, September 5, 2000 in a local hospital. She was born September 8, 1942 in Cheyenne, Wyoming to Charles and Elizabeth (Berg) Phillips. Carol grew up and attended school in Cheyenne and as a young woman, lived in California for a short time. On May 8, 1965, in Reno, Nevada, she married Mark Nichols. The couple lived in Eugene & Blue River before moving to Roseburg in 1974. Carol worked with Attorney, Gary Hill for 15 years, advancing from receptionist to bookkeeper and then legal secretary. She loved spending time with her family and getting away to the Oregon Coast. Carol was very accomplished at handicrafts including sewing and macrame. She enjoyed spending time with her church family at Garden Valley Christian Assembly. She is survived by her husband of 35 years- Mark Nichols; her children-Robert and Sheila Nichols of Cottage Grove, Mark Jr. and Tammy Nichols of Lenexa, Kansas and David and Joyce Nichols of Salem; her brother-Charles Phillips of Gresham; her sisters- Margaret Barnes of Montana, Erma Rubin of Denver, Colorado, Linda Robb of Cheyenne, Wyoming and Nancy Swearinger of North Platte, Nebraska; her grandchildren-Shawn, Leanne, Jason, Alisha, Kali, Maria and Esther Nichols. Carol was preceded in death by her parents. Memorial services will be held Saturday, September 9, 2000 at 3:00 P.M. in the Garden Valley Christian Assembly Church. Officiating will be Pastor Dwayne Timmons. Cremation with private inurnment in the Garden of Remembrance within the grounds of Roseburg Memorial Gardens has been held. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Community Cancer Center, 545 W. Umpqua, Roseburg. Arrangements are under the care of WILSON'S CHAPEL OF THE ROSES.

Elizabeth Marie Smirl-Peters
PETERS-SMIRL, Elizabeth Marie - Age 43, of Sutherlin passed away September 2, 2000 due to heart failure. Elizabeth was born November 28, 1956 in Riverside, California to David Townsley & Beverly Harris. Elizabeth was united in marriage to Dan Smirl in Roseburg in August of 2000. She was a resident of Douglas County for 20 years, spending the last 5 years in Sutherlin. Elizabeth received her Associate of Science Degree at Umpqua Community College. She worked as a Registered Nurse as an Wound Specialist as well as a Vascular Technician. Elizabeth enjoyed cats, walking, outdoors, gardening, cooking, forests & streams, old movies, family & friends. While attending Umpqua Community College she was on the Presidents Honor Roll four terms, she also received the Travel Scholarship and residency at the University of Chicago in "Vascular ultrasonography physics and instrumentation." Elizabeth is survived by her husband, Dan Smirl of Sutherlin, a daughter, Erin E. Peters, a son Brian D. Peters both of Roseburg, two sisters, Jan Napack of Corvallis, Oregon and Sue Stewart of Redmond, Washington. Memorial services will be held on September 16, 2000 at 1:00 pm at the Historic Lewisberg Grange Hall in Corvallis, Oregon. MUSGROVE FAMILY MORTUARY is in charge of arrangements 541-686-2818.


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