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Jack LeRoy Hose
HOSE, Jack LeRoy - On July 28, 2001, Jack LeRoy Hose took God's hand and left this earth for Heaven. He was surrounded by his family, holding his beloved Rosalind's hand. He is a deeply loved husband, soulmate, father, father-in-law, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle and friend. Those who knew him admired his many talents, creativity, and artistic abilities. Most of all, Jack is remembered for his loving heart, open arms, warm embrace, kindness, generosity, quiet humor and gentle spirit. Jack was born January 24, 1934 in Fairberry, Nebraska. At the age of 12 he met his soulmate, Rosalind. On October 10, 1953, he married that childhood sweetheart. Their love has continued to grow and spread throughout their family and the families of their children. Jack is survived by his wife Rosalind, daughter Debbie and husband John Doughty, sons Dave, Mitch and wife Melody, Lance and wife Mitzi. His grandchildren Rachel and husband Travis Whetzel, Melea, Mitch, Aaron, Mila, Mary, Tyanna, Malachi and Michaela. Great- grand children Ian and Joshua. His presence will be greatly missed until our joyful reunion in Heaven. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, August 4, 2001 at Redeemer's Bible Fellowship, corner of Lane and Main, at 10:00 A.M.

Winifred J. Merrill
MERRILL, Winifred J. - 76 years of age, of Winston, passed away Sunday, July 29, 2001, at a local hospital. She was born Winifred Janet Milne on March 14, 1925. in Taconite, Minnesota, to Robert and Winnie (Winch) Milne. Winnie graduated rom Scappoose High School in Scappose, Oregon in 1943. On May 16, 1945 in Scappoose, Winifred married Clarence Alfred Merrill. They lived in St. Helens before moving to Winston in 1953. Winifred and Clarence joined bowling leagues, played pinochle, hunted, fished and traveled together. Winifred loved to have a good time and enjoyed the time she spent with her family and friends. She was always there for her children when they needed to talk. Winifred is remembered as a good and loving mother. She worked for Roseburg Lumber Company for 18 years, and was a pencil grader in plant #2, Dillard, retiring from there in 1973. Winifred is survived by her three children, daughter Janet and husband Tom O' Neil from Myrtle Creek, and sons, Ward and wife Mary Merrill of Riddle and Bob Merrill of Roseburg, nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Winifred was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Clarence Merrill, on January 29, 1997, and her sisters Kay Johnston, Helen Hall and Ruth Merindorf. There will be a gathering of family and friends in memory of Winifred on Saturday, August 4, 2001, from 1:00PM. until 4:00PM. at Winifred's home. CHAPEL OF THE FIRS is in charge of arrangements

Frank McNeal Norton Sr.
NORTON, Frank McNeal Sr. - 81, of Sutherlin passed away Saturday, July 28, 2001 in a local foster home. He was born May 21, 1920 in Caribou, Maine to George Fred and Nella (McNeal) Norton. G. Fred Norton was at one time a Maine State Representative prior to his death in 1975. He also owned the largest John Deere dealership in Aroostook County, Maine. On April 3, 1945 in Caribou, Maine Frank married Lorina Cyr. He graduated from Husson College with a degree in accounting in 1946. Mr. Norton worked as a farmer and bookkeeper while living in Maine. On July 19, 1976 the Norton's moved from caribou, Maine to Sutherlin, Oregon. Mr. Norton worked as a custodian and at Sutherlin Machine Shop. During his retirement years he enjoyed his music playing, reading, family visits, baseball, photography, his pets and fishing. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Old Time Fiddlers Association. Survivors include his wife Lorina Norton of Sutherlin; daughters Sonja Diaz DeLeon and her husband Abe of Runningsprings, California, Bonnie Beaulieu and her husband Bryon of Winston, Oregon and Faine Faulkner and her husband Rick of roseburg, Oregon; son frank McNeal Norton Jr. and his wife Nadine of Sutherlin; brother Linwood Norton of Presque Isle, Maine; 12 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by his mother Nella Norton in 1987, brother Kenneth Norton in 1973, one grandchild and one great granchild. At Mr. Norton's request, no services will be held. Private cremation rites have been held. CHAPEL OF THE FIRS in charge of arrangements.

Violet Sylvia Parkhurst Wagers
WAGERS, Violet Sylvia Parkhurst - Age 76, passed away on Monday, July 30, 2001 at home in Sutherlin. Violet was born on the Callahan Trail, Douglas County, Oregon on Monday, February 2, 1925 to Claude and Josephine (Stark) Parkhurst. The family lived in Melrose, Lower Olalla, Upper Olalla and Green. She graduated from Roseburg High School in 1943 and from Southern Oregon College, Ashland, Oregon in 1951 . On June 11, 1949 Violet married Hubert Wagers in Roseburg. She taught elementary school in Tenmile, Jacksonville, Westside (Lake County), Summer Lake & Lakeview, Oregon for 23 years loving all those little ones. After retirement, Violet joined the Genealogical Society of Douglas County in 1986 helping read cemeteries, abstracting news films, raising plants for the plant sale and making wonderful friends. She was preceded in death by her parents in 1943 and 1985 and by a sister, Rachael Parkhurst Engman (Charles) of Pinon Hills, California. Violet is survived by her husband, Hubert; a daughter, Carolyn Wagers McDaniel and her husband John of Hood River; a son, Mark H. Wagers and his wife, Beverly of Long Beach, California; granddaughters, Rachel Ann McDaniel Lee and her husband, Randy and Robin Lynn McDaniel; brothers, Irvin Parkhurst and his wife, Beverly of Glide and David Parkhurst and his wife, Marles of Prineville; an uncle, Byron Olan Stark and his wife, Dorothy of Kent, Oregon as well as many neat cousins and friends from the class of 1943. Special thanks go to Alair and Floyd Lewis for all their wonderful help. A celebration of Violet's life will be held Friday, August 3, 2001 at 1:00 PM in WILSON' S CHAPEL OF THE ROSES. Officiating will be Chaplain Jim Osborne. Cremation is under the care of Chapel of the Roses Crematory with inurnment in Tenmile Cemetery. Donations may be made to Douglas Home Care and Hospice, 500 SE Cass St. #260, Roseburg, OR 97470. Following the service, the Genealogical Society of Douglas County will host an open house at the Pineview Mobile Home Estates Community Center 1200 E. Central Ave. in Sutherlin.

Austin P. Pierce
PIERCE, Austin P. - age 92, of Roseburg, passed away peacefully at his home, Sunday, July 29, 2001. He was born Austin Paul Pierce on April 4, 1909 in Steele, Missouri, to Henry and Catherine (Tompkins) Pierce. He was one of nine children. On July 5, 1970, Austin married Gladyce Morgan in El Centro, California. Austin was a hard worker, he enjoyed being a heavy equipment operator. He worked in the Imperial Valley of California from 1943 until 1978 as a Foreman for the Shaub Din Ranch. Austin was a religious man, he read the Bible every morning and he and Gladyce attended the Nazarene Church of Roseburg. Austin is survived by his wife of 31 years, Gladyce Pierce of Roseburg, children; Lloyd Pierce of Roseburg, Janet Welty of Anza, California, Kenneth Paul Pierce and spouse Sandra of Roseburg, stepson Glen Rice and spouse Norma of ElCentro, California, stepdaughter Terry Grammer of Roseburg, son-in-law, Eugene Fowlkes of Roseburg; 26 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren, 5 great-great grandchildren, and a sister Opal Stone of Brawley, California. Austin was a wonderful family man. He enjoyed giving advice or discussing world politics with anyone who would listen. He enjoyed being the handyman around the house and mowing and gardening his 3 acres, which he did until a few months ago. Austin was preceded in death by his first wife Neeley Pierce in 1969, daughters; Patricia Fowlkes and Glenda Mountain-Arthurs and 7 siblings. Memorial Services will be Thursday, August 2, 2001 at 2:00 PM at LONG & SHUKLE CHAPEL. Reverend Bill Sanders of the Assembly of God Church of Sutherlin will officiate. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Long and Shukle Memorial Chapel.

Louise Elizabeth Sinibaldi
SINIBALDI, Louise Elizabeth - Age 83, passed away July 29, 2001 in a Roseburg Care Center. She was born December 7, 1917 in Dublin,California to Arthur and Ellen (Tehan) Reimers. Louise was married in Reno, Nevada in February of 1981 to Ceaser J. Sinibaldi who preceded her in death in August of 1982. She traveled all over the country with her husband who was a scout for several major league baseball teams. Louise loved to read and garden. She also enjoyed knitting and crocheting. She was a member of the Oakland, California old Timers Association. Survivors include her daughter, Carol E. Vera and her husband Richard of Roseburg; sisters, Teresa Costa of Hayward, California and Kathy Freshauf of Fremont, California and a brother Raymond Reimers of Hayward, California. Grandchildren, Lorra Ann Haley, Victoria Lee Vera, Daniel, David and Dana Mills, Michael Vera, Linda Thompson and Patricia Corral. 12 great grandchildren, 5 great great grandchildren. Numerous nieces and nephews. Her beloved cat Smokey. A daughter, Diane Louise Schmidt preceded her in death in 1986. She was also preceded in death by 2 sisters and 1 brother Ynez Leigh, Leo Reimers and Grace Paulo. A Memorial Mass will be held Thursday August 2, 2001 at 10:00 A.M. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Roseburg with Father Cletus Osuji officiating. A reception will follow the service at her daughters home at 375 Woodruff Mountain Road in Roseburg. Interment will be held in the family plot in Dublin, California. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers that donations be made in Louise's memory to the Mercy Employee's Relief Fund.These donations may be left at the services or at ROSEBURG FUNERAL ALTERNATIVES who is serving the family.

Shirley Ann Prefontaine
PREFONTAINE, Shirley Ann - Passed away on July 29, 2000. She was born in Portland, Oregon to Albert and Ida Prefontaine on November 6, 1936. She married Donald Kobel on February 8, 1954 in Sutherlin, Oregon. Prior to living in Sutherlin for the past 30 years they resided in California. Shirley retired from her work with Elkton Nursery in 1993, after thirteen years of employment. She is survived by their four children; Alberta R Kobel, Rex A Kobel, Netta L. Mackey and Judy L. Kobel. She had seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren. She is also survived by a brother, Mike Prefontaine and by four sisters, Judy Prefontaine, Patty Miles, Donna Helms and Charlotte Self. Services will be held on Sunday the (13th) of August 2000, at Fair Oaks Cemetery, by Sutherlin at 1:00 P.M.

Jeanne Purcival
PURCIVAL, Jeanne - age 72, of Roseburg, passed away on Tuesday, August 8, 2000 in a local hospital. She was born on June 19, 1928 at Canadian, Texas to Clyde Ernest and Verna (Lindley) Rowley. Jeanne had lived in the Roseburg area since 1943. On November 8, 1946 in Astoria, Oregon she married Spencer Purcival, a local young man serving in the U.S. Navy. Jeanne worked as a meat wrapper for a number of years at City Drive-Inn. Jeanne was a meat wrapper for Safeway when they opened the new store in downtown Roseburg, following the blast. She wrote a family tree cookbook and is remembered by her children as the "Worlds Greatest Mom." She is survived by her husband of nearly 54 years Spencer Purcival of Roseburg, her children; Vicki Olson and husband Keith of Kallispell, Montana, Pam Thennes and husband John of Umpqua, Robert Purcival and wife Sherry of Pennsylvania, eight grandchildren, four great grandchildren, her mother Verna Rowley of Roseburg, sisters, Norma Patterson of Elgin, Oregon and Patty Dickerson of Kenai Peninsula, Alaska. Private cremation rites have been held. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, August 12, 2000 at 3:00 pm at the home of John and Pam Thennes, 8757 Tyee Road, Umpqua, phone 459-5767. WILSON'S CHAPEL OF THE ROSES is in charge of arrangements.

Louis Frank Smith
SMITH, Louis Frank - Passed away August 5, 2000 at his home near Riddle. He was born on February 5, 1934 at Mountainaire, New Mexico to the late Lester and Pearl Ruff Smith. He was married to Alma Ruth Holland in Amarillo, Texas on July 6, 1954. He served with the US Army for 1956 to 1958. Louis attended West Texas State University where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree. He worked at ASRCO in Amarillo for 1955 to 1972. In 1972 he moved to Riddle, Oregon with his family where he was employed by the Hanna Nickel Mine Company for 17 years and then the Glenbrook Nickel Company for four years. He is survived by his wife Alma Ruth (Holland ) Smith of Riddle, one son Joe Brent Smith of Tri City, Oregon, one daughter, Laurie Renee (Smith) and her husband Matthew Eric Fenn of Riddle, Oregon, three grandchildren, Lindsay Nicole Johnson, Erica Marie Fenn and Matthew Dylan Fenn all of Riddle, Oregon, one brother Lester LeRoy Smith of Oakland, California and one sister, Elene Monfred of Tempe, Arizona. He was preceded in death by his mother Pearl Ruff Smith and by father John Lester Smith. Louis enjoyed his music, leather working and reading. He was dearly loved by all and will be greatly missed. At the request of Mr. Smith there will not be any services scheduled. MOUNTAIN VIEW MEMORIAL CHAPEL is assisting the family.

Jacob J. "Luke" Appelhans
APPELHANS, Jacob J. "Luke" - Age 80, died Tuesday morning at a nursing home where he has been a resident for the past two years. Luke was born January 31, 1920 in Sterling, Colorado to Jacob N. and Eugenia (Gotte) Appelhans. He attended school in the Sterling area and farmed and worked in a nursery and a machine shop as a young man. He entered the service on December 24, 1941 and served in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a radio operator until he was discharged on June 3, 1945. Luke married Alliene A. Smith on June 8, 1946 in Chappell, Nebraska. He was employed in the Civil Service as a welder and utilities foreman at the Sioux Army Depot in Sidney, Nebraska, one year in Vietnam and then for three year as a utilities supervisor in Germany until retiring, he and Alliene built a house on a acreage near Roseburg, Oregon where they lived until moving to Kearney in 1996. Luke was a member of the Elks Lodge in Sidney, Nebraska, the Moose Lodge in Roseburg, Oregon and the Disabled American Veterans. He enjoyed taking family trips, his "retirement farm", gardening, walking on the beaches in Oregon and deep sea fishing. Surviving relatives include: wife Alliene of Kearney, one son, Michael J. Wright and his wife Pat of Austin, TX, one daughter, Linda Harr and her husband Dick of Kearney, NE, five granddaughters, two great granddaughters, one sister, Margaret Williams and her husband Dean of Concord, CA, Luke was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and one sister. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Monday, August 14, at 10:00 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church with Father Charles Torpcy officiating. Graveside services and burial will be at 2:00 p.m. at Ft. McPherson National Cemetery at Maxwell, Nebraska with military rites at the grave by the North Platte Veterans Group. The funeral vigil will be held Sunday evening at 7:00 p.m. at the Horner-Lieske-Horner Mortuary Chapel. Memorials are planned to the Alzheimer's Association or to the Mt. Carmel Home. HORNER-LIESKE-HORNER MORTUARY is in charge of arrangements.

Rose Maria Scheller
SCHELLER, Rose Maria - Age 66, of Sutherlin, passed away on Tuesday, August 8, 2000 in a local hospital. She was born on April 14, 1934 at San Luis Obispo, California to Robert and Florence (Harris) Soto. On January 15, 1956 in Albany, Oregon she married Roy Scheller. In the 1960's and 70's Rose and Roy provided foster care for young adults in Oregon City. Rose worked as a waitress and a dishwasher in LaGrande for a couple of years. She and Roy then worked for an adult care home in Redmond for three years before purchasing it. They came to the Sutherlin in 1994. Rose was a loving and caring person. She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Roy Scheller of Sutherlin, a daughter, Cheryl Stephens and husband Vincent of Harris, PA, three grandchildren, Leighton and Steven Stephens both of Duncannon, PA and Melissa Sprout and husband Matt and great granddaughter, Ashley of Mechanicsburg, PA, a brother, Robert Soto of Los Olivas, CA and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, August 12, 2000 at 2:00 P.M. at Wilson's Chapel of the Roses. Pastor Hank Allmand will officiate. Private cremation rites have been held. WILSON'S CHAPEL OF THE ROSES is in charge of arrangements.

Louis Frank Smith
SMITH, Louis Frank - Passed away August 5, 2000 at his home near Riddle. He was born on February 5, 1934 at Mountainaire, New Mexico to the late Lester and Pearl Ruff Smith. He was married to Alma Ruth Holland in Amarillo, Texas on July 6, 1954. He served with the US Army for 1956 to 1958. Louis attended West Texas State University where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree. He worked at ASRCO in Amarillo for 1955 to 1972. In 1972 he moved to Riddle, Oregon with his family where he was employed by the Hanna Nickel Mine Company for 17 years and then the Glenbrook Nickel Company for four years. He is survived by his wife Alma Ruth (Holland ) Smith of Riddle, one son Joe Brent Smith of Tri City, Oregon, one daughter, Laurie Renee (Smith) and her husband Matthew Eric Fenn of Riddle, Oregon, three grandchildren, Lindsay Nicole Johnson, Erica Marie Fenn and Matthew Dylan Fenn all of Riddle, Oregon, one brother Lester LeRoy Smith of Oakland, California and one sister, Elene Monfred of Tempe, Arizona. He was preceded in death by his mother Pearl Ruff Smith and by father John Lester Smith. Louis enjoyed his music, leather working and reading. He was dearly loved by all and will be greatly missed. At the request of Mr. Smith there will not be any services scheduled. MOUNTAIN VIEW MEMORIAL CHAPEL is assisting the family.

Ormond "Butch" Dawson
DAWSON, Ormond "Butch" - Age 72, a resident of Roseburg passed away August 11, 2000 at his home. He was born April 9, 1928 in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho to parents Elmer and Mary (Mayhugh) Dawson. Ormond Lyle Dawson was untied in marriage to Mary Ellen Meyers in 1946 in Vancouver, Washington. They moved to the Roseburg area in 1947 from Rockaway Beach, Oregon Butch retired after 35 years as a log scaler for Southern Oregon Log Scaling Bureau. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, spending time with his grandchildren and working in his yard. Survivors include wife Mickie Dawson of Roseburg, children and spouses Kittie and Dinnie of Longview, WA, Rebecca and Scott of Winston, OR, Cindy and Chuck of Roseburg, Scott and Deanna of Winston, 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren, niece Janey and Gary Parker of Winston. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Von Toombs. At his request no services will be held. Memorials may be made in his memory to the Doernbecher Children's Hospital Foundation, 3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Road, Portland, Oregon 97201. Arrangements have been entrusted to TAYLOR'S FAMILY MORTUARY in Winston.

Bill Lystlund Hansen
HANSEN, Bill Lystlund - Age 56 of Elkton passed away August 12, 2000 in a Roseburg Hospice Center. He was born October 5, 1943 in Copenhagen, Denmark to Louis and Vera (Hansen) White Eagle. Bill was raised in Reno, Nevada, then lived in San Francisco, California for 9 years before moving to Elkton, Oregon to be with his brother do to his health. The last years of his life Bill was dedicated to helping many homeless individuals. He also sponsored young people out of recovery and referred to them as his "kids". Bill is survived by his wife Tricia Hansen of San Francisco, California; his mother, Vera Hansen of Reno, Nevada; brother and sister-in-law, Tom and Teresa White Engle of Elkton, Oregon; nephews, Mark Hansen and his wife Lisa of Bastrop, Texas and Chris Hansen and his wife Marnie of Reno, Nevada. At his request no services will be held. Those who wish may make donations in Bill's memory to St. Vincent DePaul and these donations may be left at ROSEBURG FUNERAL ALTERNATIVES who is serving the family.

B.FAY HOULE
HOULE, B. Fay - Passed away in the early morning of August 13, 2000 at Mercy Michael House in Roseburg, Oregon. She was born December 8, 1911 in Portland, Oregon to Benjamin and Mabel (O'Shea) Dillian. Fay married Stephen Houle on January 18, 1928. They made their home in Portland until 1960 when they moved to Los Angeles. Fay was employed with the Veterans Administration Hospital in Northridge, California. They moved to Roseburg in the late 1960s, where she continued working with the V.A., receiving numerous awards of appreciation for her outstanding work. She was an avid bowler, a beautiful sight on the dance floor and always a "Fashion Plate". Being surrounded by her daughters and Grandchildren, she loved living in Roseburg. Preceded in death by her husband, Stephen Houle,in 1975, and her daughter, Jacqueline Maks, in 1995, Fay is survived by her sister Frances Logerwell of Portland, daughters Dianne Campbell-Antonio and husband Rick Antonio of Sutherlin, and Beverley Higgins of Malibu, California. Her nine Grandchildren include David Maks and wife Mercedes, Christin and Shannon Maks, Stephanie and Monique Torres, Kelly, Kevin, Edward and Matthew Higgins and six Great Grand Children. For the past 15 years, she shared a special, loving relationship with Olaf (Ole) Severson. Love to you always, Ole. We give special thanks to the Staff at Mercy McAuley House and Douglas Home Health and Hospice.(Sweet ANN I will never forget you !) services are scheduled at Roseburg Memmorial Gardens at 3:30 on Wednesday, August 16, 2000.

Robert "Bob" Emerson Rogan
ROGAN, Robert "Bob" Emerson - Age 71 of Roseburg, passed away on Monday, August 14, 2000 at a local hospital. He was born on December 1, 1928 at Los Angeles, California to Francis and Cora (Siuer) Rogan. The family moved to Oregon in the late 1930's. Bob attended area schools. He served in the US Navy during WWII and following the war he returned home and graduated from Roseburg High School. He attended college at Oregon State University and received a bachelor degree in forestry. Bob worked for Roseburg Forest Products for 25 years plus and retired as a plant manager in 1990. He enjoyed traveling, cutting wood, building things, fixing things, loved to 'debate', loved children and was a very generous person. He is survived by his children: Daniel Rogan and wife Trish of Portland, OR, Kelley Stolz and husband Craig of Atascadero, CA, Jennifer Watts and husband Mark of Phoenix, Arizona, Margaret Keys and husband Brian of Vancouver, WA, his fiancee Carrie Murphy of Roseburg, a brother Joe Rogan of Palm Springs, CA, a brother-in-law Wilbur Cooney of Corvallis, OR, 7 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held on Wednesday, August 16, 2000 at 2:00 p.m. at Amacher Park, Roseburg. Private cremation rites have been held. At the family's request contributions may be made in Mr. Rogan's memory to Community Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 2038, Roseburg, OR 97470. WILSON'S CHAPEL OF THE ROSES is in charge of arrangements.

Guy A. Van Roekel
ROEKEL, Guy A. - Age 40 passed away Friday, August 11, as a result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. Guy was born on January 29, 1960 in Worthington, Minn., son of Gerrit VanRoekel and Delma (Eves) Van Roekel. He spent his first year in Minnesota then the family moved to Long Beach, CA. Guy loved his years in Long Beach, the sunshine, the hot rods, and the beach. He took great pleasure in touring his Oregon family around all of his old stomping grounds when they went south for a visit. Guy attended public schools in the Long Beach area including Jordan High School. Formal schooling and Guy did not necessarily agree. On his 18th birthday he removed himself from school, pursued and successfully earned his GED. He had a happy childhood filled with faithful pet dogs, neighborhood friends, hot rods and motorcycles. His passion for powerful cars and bikes never left him. He was so excited when we got his Harley FLST for Christmas in 97. Guy worked in maintenance, millwrighting and finally as Journeyman Electrician. He was an excellent electrician who earned a reputation of doing things right the first time. He bent a pretty mean sweeping concrentric rack, a skill he honed while working for Murray Electric. Guy moved to Oregon in 1989 to be with his mother, sister and her family. In 1991 he met his future wife Sandy Henry. She thought he looked like Jimmy Buffet, and he thought she was the funniest woman he'd ever met. On April 23, 1994 Guy, Sandy and Anna became a family. In July of 1995 Karsten Deloren (Daddy's Pokey) joined them. In September of 1998 their youngest daughter, Katherine "Kit", made the family complete. At the time of Guy's death he was working on putting together his own electrical contracting business while still working IBEW jobs, spending all the time he could with his girls and wife, and taking his Harley out for putts on nice summer days. He was headed home for dinner on the Harley at the time of his death. Guy leaves behind his wife Sandra Henry-Van Roekel, his daughters Anna, Karsten, and Kit all of Umpqua. His mother Delma Eves, his sister Carolyn Campbell and her husband Paul, who was like a Dad to Guy, all of Roseburg. His nephews and nieces Joshua, Brandon and Joyln; whom he loved to tease even when they got to be adults. Brother and sisters-in-law Joe and Shawn Henry, Buck and Dee Henry and Roy and Sarah Patt. Guy leaves behind numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Gerrit and his grandma, Josie Pinegar Eves. Services will be held Wednesday, at 3:00 p.m. August 16, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1864 NW Calkins, Roseburg. Graveside services will follow at the Coles Valley Cemetery on 9500 Melqua Road. We ask friends and family contribute to the Umpqua Community Center, Inc. Building Fund, P.O. Box 2, Umpqua, Oregon 97486. Our Southern California homeboy had found a home in Umpqua. FUNERAL ALTERNATIVES of Roseburg is serving the family.

Louise M. Weaver
WEAVER, Louise M. - 94, of Sutherlin, went to be with her Lord Sunday, August 13, 2000 while at home with her family. She was born September 3, 1905 in Albany, Oregon to Claude and Delta (Parrish) Vunk. Louise grew up and attended school in Albany. Following graduation she obtained her bookkeeping training at Portland Business College. On February 3, 1926 at Albany, Louise married Paul Weaver. The couple moved to Roseburg in 1938, where Paul worked for Kenneth Ford. They were very active in the Roseburg First Church of the Nazarene, Louise had been a member for 56 years. She enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing and just cooking for her family. Louise considered Oregon and especially the North Umpqua area as "Gods country". All in all, her family and her church were her life. She is survived by her children and their spouses-Paul R. and Luiz Estella Weaver of Beaverton, Franklin D. and Eileen Weaver of Roseburg, David L. and Laverene Weaver of Roseburg, Mary L. and Allan Mullis of Sutherlin and Milton B. "Nick" and Loya Weaver of Roseburg; a brother- Claude L. Vulk of Corvallis as well as eleven grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren and one great great grandson. She was preceded in death by her husband-Paul in 1992, a sister, Marjorie Woods, two infant grandsons and an infant great granddaughter. Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 17, 2000 at 2:00 P.M. in the Roseburg Christian Alliance Church. Officiating will be Pastor Alvin Jolley of Marysville, California and Pastor Hank Allmand of the Roseburg Church of the Nazarene. Interment will follow at Roseburg Memorial Gardens. Those who wish may pay their respects on Wednesday from 4 until 8 P.M. at WILSON'S CHAPEL OF THE ROSES. The family suggests memorial contributions to Mercy Hospice 2700 Stewart Parkway or the Community Cancer Center (To assist families without health insurance) 545 W. Umpqua St., Roseburg.

Jessie O. Hamilton
HAMILTON, Jessie O. - 75 of Winston, passed away Tuesday, August 15, 2000 in a Roseburg hospital. She was born October 13, 1924 in Plumly, Arkansas to James and Effie (Phillips) Bartlett. Jessie grew up and attended school in Harrison, AR. On February 26, 1946, at Ashdown, AR, she married William Hamilton. The couple moved to Oregon in 1954, where they raised their family. Jessie enjoyed gardening, crocheting and cooking. She was definitely a "people person" and people responded to her in turn. The love of her life was her family and especially her grandbabies. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, William; her children Carol Long of Roseburg and Pat and Tony Dunaway of Winston; her sisters, Mary Bryant and Pat Jones and her husband P.R. all of Jerome, ID; her brothers, Truman Bartlett and his wife Mabel of Jerome, ID and James Bartlett and his wife Helen of Iowa; four grandchildren, Daniel and Anthony Long and Melanie and Jessica Noel as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends. Graveside services will be held Saturday, August 19, 2000 at 1:00 p.m. in Roseburg Memorial Gardens. Pastor Steve Smart of the Winston Foursquare Gospel Center will officiate. Arrangements are under the care of WILSON'S CHAPEL OF THE ROSES.

Mildred "Milly" Hoffman
HOFFMANN, Mildred "Milly" - Age 77 of Myrtle Creek passed away on August 9, 2000 in a Eugene hospital. Milly was born August 27, 1922 in Brownsdale, Minn to Peter and Anna (Volkmann) Kirtz. Milly resided in Myrtle Creek of for the last 40 years. She moved here many years ago with her beloved husband and two children. Milly loved her children, grandchildren and great-gandchild. Milly enjoyed life to the fullest. Milly is preceded in death by her husband, Derrol L. Hoffman. Milly is survived by her sister, Mary Ann and her husband John Jindra of Brownsdale, Minn, a cousin, Bernard Kirtz of Austin, Minn., her son Dale L. Hoffman of Myrtle Creek, OR, her daughter Darylin S. and her husband Jim Daugherty of Fitzgerald, GA, her grandson Brian and his wife Sheli Robertson of Hampton, VA, her grandson Guy Ballard of Tucson, AZ, her granddaughter Monica Fairbanks and her great-grandson Brain Fairbanks of Myrtle Creek, OR and her granddaughter Jennifer Hoffman and her fiance Ron Knott of Myrtle Creek, OR and many special friends including her faithful K-9 companion Sophie. Milly was so very loved and will be missed by all who knew her. Milly would want us to know that she is spreading joy and cheer all over heaven and is watching over all of us. At Milly's request no memorial will be held.

Mrs. Virgil Hazen Crook Barritt
BARRITT, Mrs. Virgil Hazen Crook- Age 85 of the Roseburg area, formerly of Wichita, died Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2000. Memorial services will be held 6 pm Thursday, Aug 24, 2000 at Glide Baptist Church, Glide, OR. Mrs. Barritt was raised in Hutchinson where she graduated from high school. She attended Stephens College in Missouri, Hutchinson Junior College and graduated from the University of Kansas, Lawrence. She married Wilford "Woody" Lee Barritt in 1937 in Hutchinson. They moved to Wichita where they raised their son, Douglas and daughter, Rebecca. Mrs. Barritt received advanced training in speech pathology at Wichita State University while working with Dr. Martin Palmer as a charter staff member of the Institution of Logopedics. She was a speech preceptor, which included supervision and teaching . In addition, she worked extensively with fund raising for the institute. After 32 years, she retired from the Institution of Logopedics. She continued in private practice until well into the 1980's. In 1982 she and Woody moved to Glide, OR, where she lived for 18 years. Her husband died in 1995, just after their 58th wedding anniversary. Due to declining health, Mrs. Barritt relocated to Klamath Falls four months ago to be near her daughter. Mrs. Barritt held numerous offices in various organizations in Douglas County, including the Douglas Count Museum president, soroptimist, Garden Club, AAUW, Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. She was an active member of he Glide Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school and was a strong financial supporter. Mrs. Barritt enjoyed traveling to numerous countries including France, India, China, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, Greece, Egypt, Mexico, Alaska and Canada. She enjoyed many hobbies including playing the piano and organ, ballroom dancing, needlepoint, wood carving, antique shopping, fishing, and camping in Kansas and Colorado. Her cultural activities included visiting museums, jazz and art festivals. She was a member of the Tone & Stretch class for senior ladies, a women's clogging group in Glide, OR and the "Upcakes", a group of widowed ladies. Her adventures included riding motorcycles, flying in light planes and riding elephants and camels. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilford Lee "Woody" Barritt, son-in-law, John Cameron, an infant brother and sister, parents, Edward and Lillian Crook. Survivors; daughter, Rebecca Cameron of Klamath Falss, OR, son and daughter-in-law, Doug and Megan Barritt of Maple Valley, WA, grandson Darrinn Barritt of St. Charles, MO, ten year old canine companion "Schnapps". The family requests no flowers and suggests memorials be sent to Glide Baptist Church, P.O. Box 580, Glide, OR 97443 to be distributed to local charities. O'HAIR & RIGGS FUNERAL CHAPEL, Klamath Falls.

EDNA A. BROWN
BROWN, Edna Alice- Age 87, a resident of Days Creek, passed away at home on Aug. 15, 2000. She was born on March 15, 1914 in Gate City, Virginia to Moscoe and Mahalia (Babb) Moore. She grew up in the Stockton, California area where in 1928 she married Charles E. Miller and they had four children before he passed away in 1935. She remarried in 1942 to Joe Reagan who preceded her in death in 1964. In 1970 she married Ray Brown, who also preceded her in 1985. She is survived by children and spouses; son Charles and wife Juanita Reagan, daughter Lorraine and husband Leo Wolfenbarger, son Arthur and wife Aurora Reagan, daughter Alberta and husband Eugene Cowley, and twenty grandchildren, forty-eight great grandchildren and fourteen great great grandchildren and friends. A memorial will be in Days Creek, Kingdom Hall on Sunday afternoon August 20, 2000 at 2:00. MOUNTAIN VIEW MEMORIAL CHAPEL & CREMATORY in Myrtle Creek is serving the family.

Patricia Marie Rohrback
ROHRBACK, Patricia Marie - Age 59, of Sutherlin, passed away August 15, 2000 in a Roseburg Hospice Center. She was born January 28, 1941 in Worchester, Massachusetts to Raymond and Clara (Horton) Monfils. Patricia married Francis "Frank" Rohrback on April 4, 1964 in Yuma, Arizona. They had been a resident of Sutherlin for the last three years. Patricia and her husband enjoyed traveling. She was a beautiful housewife, great cook and a wonderful mother. She will be greatly missed by her family. Patricia is survived by her husband Frank of Sutherlin; her children, Steven M. Rohrback and Deborah Rohrback both of Eugene, Oregon; two grandchildren. One brother preceded her in death. At her request no services will be held. ROSEBURG FUNERAL ALTERNATIVES is serving the family.

Judith Pauline Autio
AUTIO Judith Paulin - (JP), born September 2 1938 in Wakefield Michigan, died July 28, 2001 after a long illness of early on-set dementia. JP graduated from the University of Washington in 1960 and received her Masters of Science degree in Zoology from Arizona State University. She worked as a Hematologist specializing in children's blood diseases at the Oregon HealthSciences Center and in Nuclear Medicine at San Francisco General. JP came to Lookingglass Oregon in 1975 to work as a small-woodlot owner, carpenter and artist.JP was a founder of the rural women's community in Southern Oregon and the Gay and Lesbian alliance of Douglas County. She is survived by a large community of loving friends and family including Jemma Crae and Francis Eatherington of Lookingglass, her mother Olga, brother Gerald, nephews Steven and David, and niece Michelle Autio, all of Seattle Washington. A memorial service will be held at the Umpqua Unitarian Universalist Church on August 12 at 1:30 p.m.

William Austin Berry
BERRY, William Austin - Age 73, of Drain, Oregon, passed away Monday, July, 30, 2001 of a heart attack. He was born December 26, 1927 in Iona, Idaho to Clinton and Veda (Campbell) Berry. He married Myrna Hope in Hibbard, Idaho on June 11, 1947. He graduated from Iona High School in Idaho. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He loved to watch sports, fish, hunt and camp and enjoyed researching genealogy. His occupation was in fish and wildlife trapping. He is survived by his wife, Myrna Berry; three daughters, Elizabeth Ann McConkey of Ontario, Oregon, Connie Perdue of Castle Rock, Washington, Lynn Anderson of Drain, Oregon; two sons, Larry William Berry of Eugene, oregon, Jerry Clinton Berry of Drain, Oregon; three brothers, Gary Berry of Lakeside, Oregon, Dale Berry of Burns, Oregon, Steven Berry of Mt. Vernon, Oregon; three sisters, Delores Gillpin of Salmon, Idaho, Norma Jenkins of Mt. Vernon, Oregon, and Shirley Neese of Boise, idaho; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Don and Lloyd Berry. Funeral Service will be held Friday, August 3, 2001 at 10:00 AM at SMITH-LUND-MILLS FUNERAL CHAPEL in Cottage Grove with a visitation at 9:00 AM.

Wayne Albert Freitas
Freitas Wayne Albert - 48, of Roseburg passed away Tuesday July 31, 2001 in a logging accident. He was born September 4, 1952 in Scotia, California to Albert John and Phyllis (Brazil) Freitas. Wayne enjoyed the outdoors and worked as a professional logger during his working life. He worked for several different logging companies and was currently working for Whitaker Logging Inc. Wayne was light hearted, fun loving and generous man. He enjoyed hiking, camping, fishing, animal, people and photography. Survivors include his mother Phyllis Black and her husband Vondell of Sutherlin; sisters Bonnie Reed and her husband Robert also of Sutherlin and Sonja Freitas of Oakland; brother Steve Freitas of San Mateo, California; step-sister Bonnie Bilderback of Sutherlin; step brothers Rick Black and his wife Janie and Rocky Black and his wife Judi all of Roseburg; numerous nieces and nephews. Wayne was precede in death by his father Albert J. Freitas in 1992. Funeral services will be held Friday August 3, 2001 at 2:00p.m. at the Chapel of the Firs. Private interment will follow within the grounds of Valley View Cemetery. CHAPEL OF THE FIRS is in charge of arrangements.


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