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Rosamond B. Richards
RICHARDS, Rosamond B. - Age 79, a resident of Riddle, passed away at her home Tuesday afternoon, April 24, 2001. She was born in Hamilton County near Sheridan, Indiana on February 23, 1922 one in a family of 15 brothers and sisters, to the late Arnold and Mae Christy Bailey. Of the 15 there are two brothers and seven sisters surviving. She was preceded in death by her husband James F. Richards and two sons; Clyde A. and Claude. Mrs. Richards was a member of the Umpqua Valley Baptist Church. She was a real estate broker before retiring in San Diego. Her pastimes and hobbies included first and foremost her family, then her garden, yard and needlework Surviving are two daughters Loretta and her husband John Alley of San Diego and Rachelle K. Burns of Riddle; one son Steven Lamar and his wife Kay Phillips of Anchorage, Alaska; two brothers; Guy and Gene Bailey; seven sisters Wilma Bangle, Mary Huffer, Hollis Weaver, Lavinia Cummins, Barbara Hutchins, Mildred Price, and Elizabeth Sanple, two step daughters Karen and her husband Dale Youngblood of Poway, California and Kathy Connors also of Poway, California; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and four great-great -grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, April 27, 2001 at Mountain View Memorial Chapel at Myrtle Creek with Pastor Vance Culpepper officiating. Urn graveside services will be held at noon Saturday at Riddle Cemetery with Pastor Vance Culpepper officiating.

Addison L. Gardner III
GARDNER III, Addison L. - 73, died Sunday, April 23, 2000, in Roseburg, Oregon. Born February 4, 1927 in Evanston, Illonois, he was the son of the late Addison and Sylvia Gardner, of Evanston. Mr. Gardner graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy in 1944, served in the Navy, and was a graduate of Harvard University, class of 1948. Mr. Gardner was founder and presient of Shawnee Oil and Gas, an indepentent producer of oil and gas. He also loved many other outdoors activities, particularly horticulture. Mr. Gardner is survived by a brother, Alexander Gardner of Greenwich, Connecticut; two daughters, Lorna Rankin of Greenwich and Lynda Hartwell of Dorset, Vermont; two sons, Addison Gardner IV and Alexander Gardner of Roseburg, Oregon. He also has seven grandchilden. The family has planned a privae memorial service on Saturday, April 29, 2000 in Roseburg. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Mercy Hospice House, 3035 Laurel Springs, Roseburg, OR 97470.

Doyle Lee Barnes
BARNES, Doyle Lee - Age 71, of Springfield, Oregon, passed away Monday, April 24, 2000. Mr. Barnes was born May 26, 1928 in Mt. Carmel, Illinois to Clyde and Eatha Steiner Barnes. He graduated from Mt. Carmel High School. On July 4, 1948 Mr. Barnes was united in marriage to Billie Lee Schwandner. He lived in numerous places in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. From 1967 to 1992 he lived in Drain, Oregon. His occupation was as a millwright in the lumber industry. Mr. Barnes is survived by his fiancee, Lois Brent of Springfield, Oregon; a son, Mike Barnes of Drain, Oregon; three daughters, Valynn Breier of Drain, Janice Lasser of Roseburg, and Gina Wolley of Drain; sister, Norma Daffer of Norman, Oklahoma, five grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, Donald Barnes in 1949 and his wife Billie Barnes in 1991. Services will be held on Friday, April 28, 2000 at 11:00 a.m. at the Drain Cemetery. SMITH-LUND-MILLS is in charge of arrangements.

Gloria Holly Bradstreet
BRADSTREET, Gloria Holly - Age 51, formerly of Roseburg, passed away on Saturday, April 22, 2000, in Los Angeles. She was born on December 19, 1948 at San Bernadino, California to Troy and Victoria (Freeman) Bradstreet. Gloria afaced many challenges in her life as a disabled person. She was a member of the Salvation Army Church. The Bradstreet family moved to Roseburg from California in 1978. She is survived by her mother, Victoria Chambers of Roseburg and a sister LaVonne Taylor of Palmdale, CA. She was preceded in death by her step-father Walter Chambers who died on August 5, 1988. Funeral service will be held on Friday, April 28, 2000 at 11:00 a.m. at WILSON'S CHAPEL OF THE ROSES. Capt. James Halverson of the Salvation Army will officiate. Interment will follow in Roseburg Memorial Gardens.

Grace E. Haselip
HASELIP, Grace E. - 83, of Myrtle Creek, passed away at home, April 22, 2000, with her family around her. She was born July 2, 1916 in Centralia, Oklahoma to George and Gracie Kirk. After growing up in Oklahoma she met and married Fred Haselip in 1933. In 1954 they moved to the West Coast after being plagued by floods in the mid-west. Her father was a minister and Grace was very active in the church, her son Thomas was also an active minister. The main Interest of her life was making a loving home for her family. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a daughter Ellen Hoyt and most recently her son Thomas. Survivors include three sons, Carl, Richard, and Bruce Haselip, all of Myrtle Creek, daughters, Shirley Hannon of Brookings, Oregon, Barbara McNutt of Ceder Hills, Texas, daughter-in-law, Anne Haselip of Myrtle Creek, Oregon, and 23 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren, and four great great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 29, 2000, 2:30 p.m. at Tri City Church of God with Reverend Wayne Eason officiating. Private Interment will be in Toledo, Washington, Sunday, April 30, 2000. Myrtle Creek Family Funeral Home is assisting the family. (541)863-3052

Harold Louther Grout
GROUT, Harold Louther - 83, of Roseburg, passed away Wednesday, April 26, 2000, at his home. He was born November 5, 1916 in Pueblo, Colorado to William and Lucy (Williams) Grout. Mr. Grout worked in the shipyards in San Pedro, California prior to WW II. He served in the U.S. Army in Europe during WW II. Mr. Grout moved to Roseburg from Wheatland, Wyoming in 1984. He was a member of Melrose Community Church. Survivors include his sons, Ray Grout and Harold Grout, both of Roseburg; sisters, Dorothy Mitchell, Betty Snook, Ruth Lock and Barbara McDonald; brothers, Paul Grout and Art Grout; grandchildren, Scott, Eric and Deborah Grout and Bethany Moser and Andrea Grout; five great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild. Mr. Grout was preceded in death by his brother, Donald Grout. Graveside services will be held Saturday, April 29, 2000 at 11:00 a.m. in the Melrose Cemetery. Brett Moser will officiate. LONG & SHUKLE MEMORIAL CHAPEL is in charge of arrangements.

Josephine Evans Harpham
HARPHAM, Josephine Evans ( May 4, 1902 - April 22, 2000) passed away peacefully in SAnta Barbara, CA while surrounded by members of her family. She was born in London England and came to the US with her family at age five taking up a residence in Portland, Oregon. She lost her parents when she was 17 years of age yet continued her education while pursuing her life long interest in English Literature, Journalism and History. She was employed at the library of the University of Oregon while working her way through school earning her B.A. in English Literature in 1923. While working at the library, she met her future husband Everett Harpham a member of a pioneer Oregon family, the Bonebrakes. Everett was a well-known investment counselor. He preceded her in death in 1977 after 52 years of devoted marriage. Josephine wrote numerous newspaper and magazine articles on a wide range of topics. She also authored a book "Doorways into History", one of the first books on historic houses of Lane County Oregon, an accomplishment of which she was justifiably proud. In addition she was involved in the University's Foreign Student Friendship Foundation forming long lasting ties with many of the students. SHe continued to be actively affiliated with the University of Oregon Library until the time the family relocated to Santa Barbara, CA in 1972. At that time she was the longest serving member of the U of O Library Board of Directors. She also served on the board of the Junior Symphony and was President of Bundles for Britain for the Trust for Historic Preservation and belonged to the Santa Barbara Historic Society and the Museum of Art. She always remained actively interested in life. Perhaps even overshadowing these considerable tangible accomplishments were her qualities of character including kindness, caring, charm, generosity, and optimism which brought love, respect, admiration and laughter to all of those whose lives she touched. She was a gracious lady and she will be sorely missed. She is survived by her loving daughter Emmy Lou and son-in-law Fred Keller of Santa Barbara, CA. Her nieces and their families, Mrs. Holden Mc Taggart and Mr. and Mrs. Mike Grieve if Roseburg, OR, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Pierce of Fallon, NV, Mr. and Mrs. Ross Woodward of Spokane, WA, Mr. and Mrs. Dewitt Swanson of Grand Marais, MN. Cousins in England and their families include; Frances Large, Mary Kingston and Fred Handyside. Services will be held on May 2, 2000 at 2:00 p.m. at the Roseburg Memorial Gardens in Roseburg, Oregon. Father Sherman Hasselgram will officiate. For those who wish, on lieu of flowers, Mrs. Harpham requested contributions be made to: Knight Library, U of O, 1299 University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon 97403-1299

Bush, Elizabeth
BUSH, Elizabeth M. - Memorial services will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2001 at 4 p.m. at the Winston Seventh-day Adventist Church. Services are under the care of WILSON'S CHAPEL OF THE ROSES.

Peter Gregory Dibala
DIBALA, Peter Gregory - Age 72 of Sutherlin, Oregon passed away on April 21, 2001. Peter was born September 9, 1928 in Woodburn, Oregon. He attended Scotts Mills and Silverton schools. He joined the Navy and worked as a welder during his 20 years of service from 1948-1968. He served in the Korea and Vietnam. He returned to Silverton in 1968 where he continued to be a welder until retirement in 1972. He moved to Glide, Oregon in 1978. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and golf. He was a fleet reserve member. On May 1, 1952 in New Hampshire he married Eleanor Tarr. Peter is survived by his wife Eleanor Dibala of Sutherlin, OR; daughter Dorothy Dunn of Silverton, OR; son Dennis Dibala of San Jose, CA, son Peter Dibala of Beaverton, OR, son Harold Dibala of Salem, OR; brother Frank Dibala of Scotts Mills, OR, brother Wince Dibala of Reedsport, OR, brother Robert Dibala of Scottsburg, OR, brother Leo Dibala of Redmond, OR, brother Billy Dibala of Salem, OR; sister Betty Reed of Eugene, OR, sister Dorothy Pollard of Washington, sister Ann Maurer of Mt. Angel, OR; half sister Edith Chandler of Littlefield, TX; 11 grandchildren Sadie Amstutz, Derek Dibala, Dale Amstutz, Erin Dibala, Dennis Amstutz, Balke Dibala, Chelsea Debala and Gianna Dibala; three step grandchildren, Gina, Kevin and Brian Dibala. Contributions may be made to American Heart Association. Unger Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Arthur H. Griese
GRIESE, Arthur H. - Age 92 of Winston, passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2001 at his home. He was born February 14, 1909 in Chokio, Minnesota, son of Franz and Marie Dina Griese. He was married to Pearl Griese on October 6, 1938. During WWII they moved to Vanport, Oregon near Portland where they both worked in the shipyards. They later moved back to Minnesota but returned to Oregon after a year. They moved to the Winston-Dillard area in 1947. Art worked for 26 years as Construction Supervisor at Roseburg Forest Products where he retired in 1971. He was very active within the community; one of the founding fathers of Winston as well as serving multiple terms on the city council. Art was also a founding member and board member of the Winston-Dillard Senior Center. This community honored him in 1992 with the First Citizen award for Outstanding Service to the Community Welfare and Development. In 1995 he and his wife Pearl were honored for Outstanding Service and Dedication to the Winston-Dillard Senior Citizens. He was preceded in death by his wife of over 58 years, Pearl on November 4, 1996 and brothers and sisters Elma, Bertha, Frank, William, Ann, Ernst, and grandson Artie Sullivan. He is survived by children Phyllis and husband Al Sullivan, Jearld and wife Mary, and Jan Fretwell; grandchildren Jeff Griese and wife Jeannett, Mark Fretwell and wife Annie, Dayna Simmons and husband Kevin, Melinda Keserich and husband Jon, Cindy Williams and husband Gary, Sandy Trujillo and husband Bernard, Pam Sullivan and numerous nieces, nephews, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren, sisters-in-law Josie Larson and Eunice Lemmerman. Memorial services will be held at the Faith Luthern Church, 820 West Kenwood Street in Roseburg on Monday April 30, 2001 at 1 p.m. Officiating will be Pastor Ray Venghaus. A reception will follow at the church. Donations in Art's memory can be made to either the Winston-Dillard Senior Center or Faith Lutheran Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Taylor's Family Chapel in Winston

Lloyd Alvin Percell
PERCELL, Lloyd Alvin - 71, died April 24, 2001 in Willows, California of a heart attack. Services will be held at 11:00 Monday, April 30 at Sutherlin Christian Assembly. Lloyd was born July 8, 1929 in Enders, Nebraska to Henry Fredrick Percell and Elva Mae Hood. He attended Junction City High School. He was in the Army for 2 years and retired from the Marine Corps after 20 years of service. He was in the Korean and Vietnam wars and was decorated with a Purple Heart in both wars. He married Maxine and had one child, Jerry. He married Virginia Lee Sage on November 20, 1950 and had four children, Michael, Kim, Doug and Cathy. His recent marriage of two years was to Norma Crummal McCall. He enjoyed traveling, watching football, bowling and spending time with his family. Survivors include his sons and daughters-in-law Jerry and Leaha of Denver, Colorado, Michael and Marilyn Percell of Oakland, and Doug and Jan Percell of Florida. Son-in-law and daughter, Jeff and Elva Davenport of Bend. Daughters Kim Smith, and Scarlett Johnson of Alachua, Florida, Cathy Brown of Salt Lake City, Utah. Grandchildren, Heath Percell, Toby and Christina Luther, Bill and Jennifer Lookabaugh, Chris and Amy Davenport, Eric and Melissa Davenport, Sarah and Tom Hensley, Eric and Alessya Percell, Rebecca Percell, Alisia Percell, James and Natalie Bolten, Meesha Preston, Olivia White, and twenty great grandchildren. His brother and sister-in-law Fred and Anne Percell of Sutherlin and his brother-in-law and sister, Ralph and Verna Gardner of Huntsville, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Elva Percell, his second wife, Virginia Sage, sister, Justine and brothers, Floyd, Charles, Alva, Wyatt and Harold.

Pauline Bonner
BONNER, Pauline Catherine - Age 84, passed away at a local care facility in Roseburg, Oregon on Saturday, April 28, 2001. She was born on June 14, 1916 in Lehigh, OK, daughter of John and Elizabeth (Rauch) Peters. She married Robert "Buck" Bonner on March 20, 1936 in Lehigh, OK. Pauline and Buck lived with their three children in Oklahoma and Wyoming before moving to Oakland in 1955. She is survived by her three children Mary McClellan and her husband, Ray of Springfield, Bob Bonner and his wife Judy of Oakland and Polly Gossett and her husband Jack of Sutherlin. Pauline was blessed with six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Buck in 1999. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 3, 2001 at 2 p.m. at the Chapel of the Firs.

Robert J. Boyd
BOYD, Robert J. - Age 73 passed away April 27, 2001. He was born in Lawton, Oklahoma on July 4, 1927, to Richard Clayton Boyd and Alta (Goodbody) Boyd. Robert grew up in Lawton and served in the U.S. Army in Alaska during World War II and was honorably discharged, In his early teens prior to entering the military he was employed by English Ice Co. delivering blocks of ice to residences and businesses before refrigeration. He was preceded in death by parents; three sisters Dorothy Hiatt, Leatha Childs and baby Audra. In 1951 in Lawton, Oklahoma he married Vera Ellis. On March 17, 2001 they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family. The couple moved to Roseburg in 1952 and have raised two sons. Robert worked in construction. One of his jobs was during the building of I-5; he worked on some of bridges and overpasses. In 1989, he retired after 31 years with Champion Building Products. he was a longtime member of OWA Local 2949 and Moose Lodge #1037. In his younger years he enjoyed the beautiful mountains around Roseburg and studied rock formations and how gold was formed in hopes of finding the " Ed Schieffelin lost mine." This was a favorite pastime for him and he yearned to be able to do more. He was an avid radio and TV football fan. He was an entrepreneur, a hard worker with a sense of humor. Up until his death, he was very active with his wife in their Myrtlewood gift shop which they opened in 1988. He loved his family and time at home and eating. He is survived by his wife, Vera; sons Mark Alan Boyd and Robert Michael Boyd and his wife Barbara; three granddaughters, Michelle and Todd Pen, Rebecca and her husband Jeremy Wilson and Victoria Ann Boyd, all of Roseburg. He also left behind another special girl Breanna Stull of Phoenix, Arizona who has always called him 'grandpa'. A sister Violet Greep of El Cajon, California, a brother Alvin A. Boyd of Dallas, Texas; many nieces, nephews, friends and a special little dog "Pebbles." Graveside services will be at 3 p.m, May 3, 2001 at Roseburg Memorial Gardens with Veterans Honors of Foreign Wars Chapter 12 officiating. Arrangements are under the care of Long & Shukle memorial chapel.

Chester Guy Carroll
CARROLL, Chester Guy - 79 of Sutherlin passed away Thursday, April 26, 2001 at his home. He was born May 22, 1921 in Big Piney, Missouri to Elmer and Zora May (Vaughn) Carroll. On July 3, 1940 in Big Piney, Missouri he married Margarett Morgan. The Carrolls moved from Big Piney to Sutherlin in 1948. Mr. Carroll worked for the Rock Island Mill (Murphy Plywood). Mr. Carroll retired after working for 25 years at Carrolls TV as a television repairman. He also made housecalls to repair televisions in Oakland and Sutherlin. Mr. Carroll enjoyed writing short stories (he began a book), flower gardening and his pets. Survivors include his wife Margarett Carroll of Sutherlin, Oregon; daughters Mary E. Carroll of Fayetteville, Arkansas and Ritta E. Arrant of Bandon, Oregon; sons Chester W. Carroll of Yacolt, Washington, Gary G. Carroll of Melqua, Paul G. Carroll of Umpqua and Randy L. Carroll also of Umpqua; sisters Orpha Woods of Mountain Home, Arkansas and Ozelma Jasper of Jefferson City, Missouri; brother Hershel Carroll of Big Piney, Missouri; 16 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren. Mr. Carroll was preceded in death by his brother Loyd Carroll; grandson Danny G. Carroll and a granddaughter Selina Carroll. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 2, 2001 at 2 p.m. at Chapel of the Firs. Pastor Doyle Pooler will officiate. Graveside services will follow in the Fair Oaks Cemetery. Those who wish may pay their respects from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2, 2001 at CHAPEL OF THE FIRS who is in charge of arrangements.

Elmer L. Saxon
SAXON, Elmer L. - Passed away April 9, 2001, in Chickasha, Oklahoma, at the age of 79. Burial was at the Chickasha Cemetery. At his request, no services were held. Elmer raised his family in the Roseburg area, was a heavy equipment mechanic and operated a Harley Davidson dealership. He is survived by a sister, Eula Mae Ball of Roseburg; his daughter, Myrna Seymore and husband Bud of California; a son Larry Saxon and wife Sandy of Nevada; grandchildren Barb Hill and husband Jim of California, Janet Childers and husband Ron of Roseburg, Eric Saxon and wife Angel, Stacie Yatchak and husband Brice, Rebecca Gray and husband Don and Sarah Lindstead and husband Jeff, all of Nevada; great-grandchildren Kendra and Erin Hill, Nicki and Jessica Wiese, Seth, Aaron and Ariel Saxon, Hannah and Dillion Yatchak and Dustin Gray and Colton Lindstead. Elmer is also survived by his long-time special friend and companion Jackie Troutman of Appache, OK.

Ralph Tennyson Dwight
DWIGHT, Ralph Tennyson - 67 of Tenmile, went to be with his Lord Wednesday, April 4, 2001. He was born Thursday, June 8, 1933 in Colrain, Massachusetts to Deane and Alyce (Tennyson) Dwight. The family lived in Greenfield, MA until moving to the west coast when Ralph was a child. He attended Roseburg High School and was working since he was 14 to help support the family. His first jobs were in the timber industry and he began long haul trucking in 1972 until 1985. On Friday, October 16, 1987 in Roseburg, Ralph married Anna Ondrick. He began his sales career in real estate and furniture and later in the family vending business retiring in 1995. Ralph enjoyed woodworking, gardening, caring for his home and property and was an avid keno player. In recent years, he was a foster parent and involved with daycare. Ralph was a man of integrity and possessed a strong work ethic. Foremost in his life was his strength as a family man and his great faith in God. He is survived by his wife Anna; his children Mark and Linda Dwight of Roseburg, Gail and Rick Anglin of Bend, Steven and Tracy Dwight of Bend, Lonnie Powell of Auburn, WA and Michelle Dwight of Winston; sisters Esther Hill of Camas Valley, Barbara Sumner of Mt. Ranch, CA and Marsha Loftin of Laffayette, OH; brother and sister-in-law Edgar and Norma Dwight of Tenmile; grandchildren Shari, Graham, Cindy, Naomi, Tamera, Jackie, Tyler, Tabatha, Tison, Steven II, Makayla and Ashley; great-grandchildren Katara and Kayla as well as numerous extended family, a host of friends and his faithful companions Fritz and Heidi. Ralph was preceded in death by his parents, daughters Bobbie-Jo and Anna Marie Powell and two grandsons-Jayson and Travis. Funeral services will be held Monday, April 9, 2001 at 2 p.m. in the Winston Foursquare Gospel Center. Officiating will be Pastor Steve Smart. Interment will follow in Tenmile Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mercy Foundation 2700 Stewart Parkway, Roseburg. A viewing time will be held Sunday, April 8 from 1 until 4 p.m. at Wilson's Chapel of the Roses.

Edith Marie (Londagin) Gardner
GARDNER, Edith Marie - Age 86, a longtime resident of Roseburg, OR went to be with her Lord and Savior on April 2, 2001. Marie, the daughter of Ova and Nora (Mullin) Londagin, was born on July 23, 1914 in Decater, Arkansas. She married Richard Gardner in Jay, Oklahoma on December 24, 1935. They moved to Oregon in 1941, first settling in Glide and then moving to the Roseburg area in 1950. She worked at the Red Barn in Glide, F.W. Woolworth in Roseburg and then operated the Treasure House Cafe in Winston, later at Newberry's in Roseburg where she retired. Marie and her husband worked many years with the senior citizens at the Roseburg First Assembly of God Church. They ministered and did volunteer work at Grandview Rest Home in Roseburg. Survivors include one sister, Bernice Dodson of Coweta, Oklahoma; her two sons, Richard Junior Gardner of Sutherlin and Doyle Wayne Gardner of Roseburg and her two daughters, Eva Sue Waters of Eugene and Wilma Clydean Sanborn of Salem, OR. She is survived by 16 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Richard, three brothers and two sisters. Memorial services will be held at the Vine Street Baptist Church in Roseburg, Oregon on Saturday, April 7, 2001 at 11 a.m.

Craig R. Hollman
HOLLMAN, Craig R. - Age 44, of Myrtle Creek died unexpectedly at his home on Monday, April 2, 2001. Craig was born January 9, 1957 in Wakefield, Nebraska, the son of Dale and Roberta (Wiggains) Hollman. As a small boy he moved with his family to Escalon, California where in later graduated from Escalon High School in 1975. On April 11, 1976 he was united in marriage to Cathy Villines in Oakdale, California. The Hollmans lived in Modesto, California where Craig was a student at Modesto Junior College. He graduated with honors in 1977 with an Associate of Arts Degree in Forestry, awarding him membership in the Alpha Gamma Sigma Society. The Hollmans then moved to Sonora, California where Craig worked in forestry for private industry until 1991 when he and Cathy purchased ranch land near Myrtle Creek and established Craig Hollman Foresters Choice Christmas Tree Farm. He was a member of the Society of American Foresters, as well as the American Young Farmers. He attended both the Myrtle Creek Church of the Nazarene and the Riddle Open Bible Church. He will be remembered by family and friends as a caring husband and father His family and God were the center of his life. Craig was always ready and willing help his neighbors or anyone who needed a hand. He will be dearly missed. Surviving are his wife, Cathy; his son, Nathan and daughters Anjuli, Alydia, Adrianna at home; his parents, Dale and Roberta Hollman, Twain Harte, California; a sister, Lannea Polhemus, Oakhurst, California; a brother, Alan (Kelly) Hollman, Madera, California; a brother-in-law, Bill Polhemus, Oakhurst, California. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, April 6 at the Myrtle Creek Church of Nazarene. Pastor Eldon Rayburn will officiate. Family burial services will follow in Myrtle Creek I.O.O.F. Cemetery. The Mountain View Memorial Chapel, Myrtle Creek is serving the family.

Jered A. Howze
HOWZE, Jered A. - Age 14, of Myrtle Creek, died unexpectedly on Tuesday April 3, 2001. Jered was born July 23, 1986 in Roseburg the son of Betty Childress and John Howze. He lived his entire life in the Myrtle Creek area and was a ninth grade student at South Umpqua High School. He loved life to the fullest and was a practical joker to all of his close friends. He loved his cousins very much. He enjoyed outdoor activities, sports, WWF wrestling, hats of all shapes and sizes, his peers he and wanted to be like his uncles. He also enjoyed the computer in the evenings after homework and dinner and he would chat online with friends and cousins. Family was everything to him. He loved to hunt and was beginning to learn to ride motorcycle with his brother Zac. Music was a major passion in his life. Surviving are his mother, Betty (Will) Petterson, Myrtle Creek; his father, John Howze, Tri City; sisters, Erin Howze, San Diego, California, Julia Howze, Pomona, California and Jodi Petterson, Myrtle Creek; brother, Zac Petterson, Myrtle Creek; maternal grandparents, J.W. and Sharon Childress, Myrtle Creek; paternal grandmother, Louise Costello, Clairmont, California; step grandparents, Richard and Shirley Petterson, Myrtle Creek; special cousins, J.R. and Keri Guthrie, Myrtle Creek; aunts and uncles: Harvey and Vicki Childress, Lakeview, Oregon; Jack and Debbie Childress, Kent, Washington; Rob and Debbie Petterson, Zac and JoAnne Costello, and Karla and Byron Guthrie, all of Myrtle Creek; Debbie Herring, Chris Costello, and Scott Costello, all of Los Angeles, California; Steve and Marie Howze, Portland, Oregon and cousins Jacey, Natalie, Jessica, Garret, Rory, Kryzdy and Kassy. He is further survived by his best buddy Darren Crouch, other relatives and many, many friends. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 7 at the Tri City Baptist Church. Chaplain Jim Osborne and Pastor John Gustafson will officiate. Family burial services will follow in the Myrtle Creek I.O.O.F. Cemetery. The Mountain View Memorial Chapel, Myrtle Creek, is serving the family.

Melvin "Bud" Delaine Jansen
JANSEN, Melvin "Bud" Delaine - Age 71, a resident of Roseburg, passed on Monday, April 2, 2001, after a valiant battle with cancer. He was born January 6, 1930 in Jones Township, South Dakota to Frank and Elva Jansen. He was raised on and began his working career on the family farm in Gregory, South Dakota, instilling in him his great work ethic, sense of community and love of animals. He married Emily Bergman on October 11, 1949. Bud and Emily farmed in South Dakota for several years before moving to Southern California in 1957 where he was a heavy equipment operator. In 1969, the family moved to Roseburg settling in the Roberts Creek area in 1970. He worked various construction, demolition and heavy equipment jobs over the years. Bud lived well, laughed often and loved much. He especially loved a good party, polka music, dancing, a shot of B.V., garage sales, auctions and people. He took special pleasure in sharing his treasures with friends. He always made the time to lend a helping hand where he could, or just sit and have a cup of coffee and chew the fat with friends and neighbors. Bud is survived by his wife of 51 years, Emily; his son Bruce (Christie) Jansen; daughters Judy (Don) Noland, Carol (Lloyd) Stephens both of Roseburg and Kay Ducheneaux of Winner, South Dakota; grandchildren Stephanie, Jason, Adam, Kelli, Nancy, Tracy, Bryan, Katie, Brett, Heather and Michael and his two great-grandchildren, Dylan and Zachary. Memorial services will be held Saturday, April 7, 2001 at 2 p.m. at Taylor's Family Chapel in Winston, Oregon. Interment will be at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Gregory, South Dakota. Those who wish may pay their respects Friday, April 6, 2001 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in memory of Bud Jansen to the Mercy Hospice, 2400 Stewart Parkway, Roseburg, OR 97470 or the charity of choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to Taylor's Family Mortuary in Winston.

Darcy Andrea Valentine
VALENTINE, Darcy Andrea - Died on March 31, 2001, as she had lived, laughing, dancing and surrounded by much-loved friends in the beauty of Snoqualamie Pass, Washington. Darcy was born in Libertyville, Illinois, a long awaited gift to her parents, Dianne and David Valentine. She is survived by her mother Dianne; her sister and brother-in-law Kirsten and Jason Hoby; her grandmother, Elizabeth Skoglund; her uncle and aunt, Roy and Norma Skoglund; her cousins Jamie and David Skoglund, who were more like brothers than cousins and their families; aunts JoNell Ferrels and Nancy Taylor; numerous cousins and countless friends. She was preceded in death by her father David. Darcy lived in Oregon most of her life and loved the Pacific Northwest. She graduated from Roseburg High School in 1989 and from Lewis and Clark College in Portland in 1994. She was diagnosed with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia during her senior year at Lewis and Clark and her year-long battle with the disease amazed and inspired family, friends and medical personnel alike. She refused to ever consider defeat and always kept her sense of humor. She beat the disease but not before it exacted a great price on her body. After college graduation, Darcy became a fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, first in Oregon, then at the Washington Alaska Chapter in Seattle, and finally at the Washington, D.C. Chapter in Virginia. She worked as Senior Campaign Director for Team in Training, a program to raise funds for leukemia research and patient care by recruiting and training extraordinary people to walk or run marathons and compete in century bicycle races. Darcy participated in the Anchorage Alaska marathon and was a finisher in the Honolulu Marathon in 1995. She touched hundreds of lives with her positive attitude, her enthusiasm and her delight in life. The programs she led raised millions of dollars to fight leukemia. Darcy was a unique and special person who crossed the paths of many, making their lives more beautiful and giving them hope and courage. She finished her job much too soon, leaving a great void in many lives. Services in Roseburg will be held on Saturday, April 7, 2001, at 2 p.m. at the First Methodist Church, 1771 W. Harvard Boulevard. Services in Seattle will be held at Snoqualamie Pass at 2 p.m. at Webb Ski School chalet. Donations in Darcy's name may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 2030 Westlake Avenue, Seattle, Washington 98121.

Darcy Andrea Valentine
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 7, 2001, in First United Methodist Church in Roseburg for Darcy Andrea Valentine, who died March 31 at age 29. Miss Valentine was born May 26, 1971, in Libertyville, Ill. She graduated from high school in Roseburg and from Lewis & Clark College. She was a senior campaign director of the Team in Training for the Washington, D.C., chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for several years. Survivors include her mother, Dianne; sister, Kirsten Hoby; and grandmother, Elizabeth Skoglund. Remembrances to leukemia research at the Washington and Alaska chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in Seattle. Arrangements by Cremation Society Northwest in Lynnwood, Wash.

Ginger Carl Peterson
PETERSON, Ginger Carl - of Bend, Oregon passed away Saturday March 31, 2001 as the result of an automobile accident near Roseburg. She was born March 22, 1923 in Hubbard, Oregon to Herman and Ellen (Ellingsen) Carl, who started a dairy farm on the Pudding River in 1915. Ginger graduated from Oregon State University in 1944 with a degree in home economics and journalism. During her years at Oregon State she was a correspondent for the Oregonian. She received a masters at the Medill School of Journalism in Evanston, Illinois in 1945. Ginger also received a masters in English and a teaching certificate in 1964 from Portland State University. On August 16, 1947 in Eugene, Oregon she married James A. Peterson. Ginger and Jim loved to travel. They visited about 60 countries and all of the continents except Antarctica. While on one extended world trip, Ginger had sent several articles to the Oregonian which were published in 1974 and widely read. While living in Portland, Ginger worked as a free lance public relations writer for the Girl Scouts, United Good Neighbors (now United Way), Altin Gabel Rummage Sale and Kidney Association. She also worked as a substitute English teacher. During this time Ginger was an active member of Theta Sigma Phi which became WICI. Ginger joined Mary Kay Cosmetics as a consultant in 1973 and soon became a director. She was still active with Mary Kay at the time of her death. The Petersons moved to Bend in 1975. Ginger also enjoyed hiking, cross country skiing, canoeing and art history. She was active in her church, the First Presbyterian Church of Bend and she was also a volunteer for the SMART reading program. Survivors include her husband Jim Peterson of Bend, Oregon; daughters Janet White of Kirkland, Washington, Kay Peterson of Woodburn, Oregon and Laurie Peterson of Portland, Oregon; brother Manton Carl of Hubbard, Oregon and one grandson. Ginger was preceded in death by her brother Major General Marion Carl in 1999. Memorial services will be held Saturday April 7, 2001 at 1 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Bend, Oregon. A reception will follow. In lieu of flowers the family requests that contributions be made in Ginger's memory to the Nature Conservancy or Alzheimer's Association. Private cremation rites have been held. Long & Shukle Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Edna Lynn Baker Watkins Nichols
BAKER Nichols, Edna Lynn - "Her children rise up and bless her." Was born December 21, 1907 in Cohasset, Minnesota to Christopher and Mable Baker. Edna was the fourth of 10 children. Her youngest brother, Robert of Cohasset survives while brothers Arthur, George, Charlie and sisters Ethel, Marguerite, Mable, Hazel and Almyrta have preceded her in death. On September 1, 1926 Edna married Harry A. Watkins. To this union Vernon, Virginia and Virgil were born. Harry and Edna enjoyed hunting and competing in trap shooting where both excelled. Edna enjoyed sight seeing and taking movies and slides as they traveled. She was an excellent cook and seamstress and mother. In 1944 the Watkins family moved to Bremerton, WA where Harry and Edna worked in the Navy yards for one year. They returned to Cohasset, then moved to Ovid, CO where Harry worked for the Sugar Beet Company. Upon his retirement they came west to Richland, Oregon to be near Virginia, her husband Bill and their family. There they were contacted by a representative of the Christian Children's Home in Boise, Idaho and asked to be "temporary house parents" (temporary led to over 20 years service there). It was during this time that Edna audited a number of classes at Boise Bible College. Harry passed away on September 9, 1972. In June of 1976 Edna became the wife of Edgar Nichols, a retired minister and missionary. In 1980 they moved to Myrtle Creek, OR to live near and then with Virginia and Bill. Edgar died on January 29, 1996. After suffering a second broken hip, Edna lived the past five years with and received tender loving care at the foster home of Orman and Maggie Beard in Winston. She moved into her heavenly mansion on March 31, 2001. Edna was a faithful member of the Church of Christ. She is survived by her children Vernon and his wife Helen Watkins of Sioux City, Iowa, Virginia and her husband Bill Humphreys of Sutherlin, Oregon and Virgil and his wife JoAnn Watkins of Palmer Lake, CO; 11 grandchildren; 38 great- grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by six step-children John Nichols, Dorothy Nichols, Phyllis Mills, Andrew Yee, Lois Bangs and Reuben Nichols; a number of step grandchildren and step great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. The family suggests memorial contributions in lieu of flowers to either the Freedom Fund of Boise Bible College or the Christian Children's Ranch. A memorial service led by her grandson, David Humphreys, will be at the Oakland Church of Christ on Sunday, April 8, 2001 at 4 p.m. Mountain View Memorial Chapel and Funeral Alternatives Crematory at Myrtle Creek is assisting the family.


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