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Robert Henry "Rod" Nevue
NEVUE, Robert Henry "Rod" - long-time Roseburg family man, businessman, volunteer and friend, passed away on Tuesday, July 21, at a Roseburg Hospital after a six week illness. Rod was born in Yakima, Washington on December 5, 1915, to Exiaa and Blanche Nevue. He graduated from Marquette High School in Yakima and Northwestern Business School in Chicago. Rod served in World War II from 1941-46, serving in the 41st Infantry stationed in the Phillipines and New Guinea. Always a peacemaker, he was honored as Serviceman of the Week for his ability to understand the aboriginal tribes and his remarkable gift for friendship with all people. In 1946, he came to Roseburg to fish. He never left. He quickly grew to love the people and land of the 100 valleys of the Umpqua. He worked as manager of Millers Department Store from 1946 until his retirement in 1985. He loved his work in the Roseburg downtown and contributed to the spirit of the city through involvement in numerous civic groups, including the Paul Bunyan Club and Downtown Association, and participation in events, wearing various costumes in parades and assisting in skits and activities for the state's Centennial in 1959. Rod continued active volunteerism in retirement and especially enjoyed his friends at the Wildlife Safari where, until May, he shared his love of animals with visitors from around the world. Rod took great pride in his family, wife of 49 years, Elaine, children, Patty, Beth, Bo and Paul, their spouses, John McArdle, Sarah Paulson Nevue and Stephanie Wolf Nevue, and his beloved grandchildren, Sam, Henry, Alex, Marcus, Audrey, Andrew and Logan, who will always remember their grandfather's love of animals, baseball, ice cream, a good story and a "deedle deedle" tickle. Rod was a member of St. Joseph Church. Over his 55 years in Roseburg, he was also involved in the Rotary Club, Knights of Columbus, Boy Scout Troop 130, American Legion, Chamber of Commerce, and the Veterans Hospital. For many years, Rod regularly attended American Legion baseball games in Roseburg and also enjoyed attending Friday night football games at Roseburg High School. Rod always had a smile and a wave and brought great joy to the lives of many. A Rosary will be held on Thursday, August 2, 2001 at 7:00 PM at LONG & SHUKLE MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 809 SE Pine Street. The Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, August 3 at 10:00 AM at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 800 West Stanton Street. In lieu of flowers, remembrances can be made to the Wildlife Safari, Winston, Oregon.

Dorothy Bailey St. John
ST. JOHN, Dorothy Bailey - Age 87, of Canyonville died early Monday morning August 21, 2000 at a Roseburg area hospital after a brief illness. Dorothy was born on September 29, 1912 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, daughter of the late Albert and Lena (Depree) Langley. She had three children by the marriage to Thomas Bailey. Surviving are a son, Richard (Kathye) Bailey of Myrtle Creek; and a daughter, Diane Caldwell of Medford, Massachusetts. She is further survived by numerous grandchildren, several brothers and sisters, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Thomas and a son, Kenneth Bailey. Per Dorothy's request, there will be no services. Burial will take place at a later date on the family plot in Belmont, Massachusetts. ROSEBURG FUNERAL ALTERNATIVES AND CREMATORY is serving the family.

Dorothy H. Edgerly
EDGERLY, Dorothy H. - Age 77 of Myrtle Creek passed away on August 21, 2000 in Roseburg. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, August 29, 2000 at 6:00 p.m. at the Myrtle Creek Seventh-day Adventist Church. A viewing will be held on Wednesday, August 23, 2000 between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. at Myrtle Creek Family Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, August 24, 2000 at 2:00 p.m. at Lewis Cemetery in Sweethome, Oregon. Pastor Peter F. Handke of the Seventh-day Adventist Church of Myrtle Creek will be officiating. MYRTLE CREEK FAMILY FUNERAL HOME is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Ruby Jersey
JERSEY, Mary Ruby - Age 84 of Roseburg, died in her sleep at home on August 10, 2000. She was born on August 25, 1915 in Webster County, Missouri to James and Mary Jane (Armstrong) Carpenter. Ruby spent 40 years in Marshfield and Seymour, Missouri. She worked for the Marshfield Telephone Company. On July 15, 1935 in Marshfield she married Arnold E. Clark who preceded her in death. She has many friends there that she has kept in touch with over the years. Ruby moved to Oakland, California in 1954 where she met Floyd L. Jersey. On September 26, 1959 in Reno, Nevada they were married. Floyd preceded her in death on November 4, 1983. They had 25 wonderful years together before his death. She worked as the switchboard operator for Smith-Corona-Marchant for nearly 20 years. Ruby then became the switchboard operator for the University of California School of Business, a job she truly enjoyed until her retirement in 1979. She is survived by her daughter Arna Lewis and her husband Dick of Roseburg and their children, Mary Jane of Alexandria, VA and Rick of Corvallis, OR, daughter, Janice Terry and her husband Jim of Anacortes, WA and their children Cinde, Mike, Ginny and Nina and their families, daughter Edite Edor and her husband Otto of Concord, CA and their daughter Taimi and her family. Ruby was loved by many and grandma to all. Private cremation rites have been held. Memorial/Celebration of Life service will be held on Ruby's 85th birthday, Friday, August 25, 2000 at 2:00 pm at the First United Methodist Church in Roseburg, OR. Her family would enjoy a warm and funny story of your experiences with Ruby. In lieu of flowers please donate to the American Heart Assn. or to the charity of your choice. WILSON'S CHAPEL OF THE ROSES is in charge of arrangements.

Monique Renee Scheffer
SCHEFFER, Monique Renee - Age 16, passed away on Monday, August 21, 2000 at her home in Florence. She was born May 10, 1984, in Missoula, Monique was a student at Florence-Carlton High School. Monique had many interests. She loved to travel on the train with Grandma and Grandpa, spend social time with friends at school and ride the Missoula Carousel. She had participated in the Special Olympics throughout her life and was the ambassador for Easter Seals in Oregon for two years. Monique also loved her teddy bears. She deeply touched those who knew her. Survivors include her loving guardians and grandparents, Gordon and Juanita Hirschi; parents Edgar and Chris Scheffer; brothers and sisters, Loretta Stroh, Calix and Zeb Scheffer; grandparents Susie Beer and Art and Polly Scheffer; niece MacKenzie Stroh; aunt and uncles, Joe and LeeAnn Scheffer, Dennis and Patti Scheffer, Jay and Cheryl Hirschi, Wayne and Carol Hirschi, Vern and Sherry Wilson, Dick and Julie Hirschi, Short and Vickie Hirschi, Jack and Jill Hirschi; cousins Jason, Deni and Angela Scheffer; Tera, Emma, Ethan and Darrell Pyron; Mike, Dana, Kyle and Haley Cyr; Robert and Kristal Brandenburg; and Lindsay and Kelsey Hirschi; her aides, Maria, Christine and Mary Ann; and bus drivers Jean, Evelyn and Audrey. Monique and her grandparents would like to thank all her loving doctors, especially Dr. Paul and Dr. Lemire, nurses and everyone else who has provided such wonderful care throughout the years. Visitation will be 4-7 P.M. Thursday, August 24, at Garden City Funeral Home in Missoula and 10-10:45 A.M. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Lolo, where a funeral service will follow at 11:00 A.M. Interment will be at Florence-Carlton Cemetery. A reception will follow at the church. The family requests memorials to the Ronald McDonald House Foundation, c/o Community Medical Center, 2827 Fort Missoula Road, Missoula, MT 59804: or to Special Olympics Five Valleys Area c/o Roger Miller, YMCA, 3000 Russell, Missoula, MT 59801. Arrangements are under the care of GARDEN CITY FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY.

Darlene Joan Johnson
JOHNSON, Darlene Joan - Age 64, of Roseburg, passed away August 22, 2000 at home in the presence of her family. She was diagnosed with cancer in 1965 and actively battled it again for the last 14 years. She was born July 20, 1936 in Roseburg, OR to Walter and Amy (Churchill) Kruse. Darlene married Lloyd Johnson on December 26, 1952. Darlene spent many years as a secretary for insurance agents. She was a beautiful homemaker, great cook, wonderful mother and grandmother. She will be greatly missed by her family. She is survived by her husband, Lloyd and 3 sons: Rick and wife Pam of Roseburg; Steve and wife Judi of Vancouver, WA; Kevin and wife Shannon of West Linn, OR; and 6 grandchildren, Daniel, Joanna, Trina, Alison, Shauna and Bethany. Services will be held Saturday, August 26, 2000 at 11 a.m. at Westside Christian Church, 2712 W. Harvard, Pastor Lee Olmsted officiating. Graveside services will follow at Roseburg Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to your favorite Cancer Society. Arrangements are under the care of Long and Shukle Memorial Chapel.

Monique Renee Scheffer
SCHEFFER, Monique Renee - Age 16, passed away on Monday, August 21, 2000 at her home in Florence. She was born May 10, 1984, in Missoula, Monique was a student at Florence-Carlton High School. Monique had many interests. She loved to travel on the train with Grandma and Grandpa, spend social time with friends at school and ride the Missoula Carousel. She had participated in the Special Olympics throughout her life and was the ambassador for Easter Seals in Oregon for two years. Monique also loved her teddy bears. She deeply touched those who knew her. Survivors include her loving guardians and grandparents, Gordon and Juanita Hirschi; parents Edgar and Chris Scheffer; brothers and sisters, Loretta Stroh, Calix and Zeb Scheffer; grandparents Susie Beer and Art and Polly Scheffer; niece MacKenzie Stroh; aunt and uncles, Joe and LeeAnn Scheffer, Dennis and Patti Scheffer, Jay and Cheryl Hirschi, Wayne and Carol Hirschi, Vern and Sherry Wilson, Dick and Julie Hirschi, Short and Vickie Hirschi, Jack and Jill Hirschi; cousins Jason, Deni and Angela Scheffer; Tera, Emma, Ethan and Darrell Pyron; Mike, Dana, Kyle and Haley Cyr; Robert and Kristal Brandenburg; and Lindsay and Kelsey Hirschi; her aides, Maria, Christine and Mary Ann; and bus drivers Jean, Evelyn and Audrey. Monique and her grandparents would like to thank all her loving doctors, especially Dr. Paul and Dr. Lemire, nurses and everyone else who has provided such wonderful care throughout the years. Visitation will be 4-7 P.M. Thursday, August 24, at Garden City Funeral Home in Missoula and 10-10:45 A.M. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Lolo, where a funeral service will follow at 11:00 A.M. Interment will be at Florence-Carlton Cemetery. A reception will follow at the church. The family requests memorials to the Ronald McDonald House Foundation, c/o Community Medical Center, 2827 Fort Missoula Road, Missoula, MT 59804: or to Special Olympics Five Valleys Area c/o Roger Miller, YMCA, 3000 Russell, Missoula, MT 59801. Arrangements are under the care of GARDEN CITY FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY.

Gladys Irene Tims
TIMS, Gladys Irene - Age 83, passed away Monday afternoon at her home in Dillard. She was born on October 5, 1916 in Jonesboro, Ark. Gladys is survived by her four sons, Royce Tims and wife Mattie of Traskwood, Ark, Carl Tims of Dillard, OR, Jimmy Tims and wife Mary of Sutherlin, James Tims of Dillard, OR She had 13 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be held at the Winston Branch Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 26, 2000.

Margaret R. Bevans Benham
BENHAM, Margaret R. Bevans - Age 89, passed through death into everlasting life in Roseburg, Oregon on August 21, 2000. Margaret was born April 11, 1911 in Guthrie, Oklahoma. She was the second daughter of Albert Ora and Marion (Madole)Rankin. Her family lived with her grandparents and she was strongly influenced by her grandfather, Reverend Edward Bates Rankin of the First Methodist Episcopal Church in Tulsa. Not only did he help shape her moral and spiritual beliefs, he also modeled for her the spirit of America by counting as good friends such as native Americans as Chief Legus Perryman of the Creek Nation and George Bullette, a Delaware Indian. As district superintendent of the Comanche Reservation in the Lawton district, he also befriended an aging Geronimo. In addition to her grandfather, Margaret was also very close to her mother and very proud of her heritage. Her first ancestor in America was Daniel Hovey, who emigrated from Waltham, Essex Co. England to Ipswich, Massachusetts in 1635. Margaret was married to Myron Fowler in 1933 and they began a homestead in Lordsburg, New Mexico until the marriage failed in 1935. They were close friends with Ada Mae and Harry Day, owners of the huge Lazy B ranch and parents of present day Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. Margaret's friendship with the Days endured throughout their lifetime and included periodic visits to Oregon. Soon after her first marriage failed, Margaret met James Mann "Jim" Bevans of Brady, Texas. Jim was a fourth generation Texas rancher who operated his own place and also helped manage the extensive Brook Hereford Ranch, which was owned and operated by Jaimie Brook, husband of Jim's sister, Adelene. Margaret and Jim were married on April 10, 1937; Margaret's young son, Myron, was adopted by Jim. Their other two children, Duke and Penny, were born in Brady, Texas. Margaret also adored her step-son, Jim Mann Bevans, Jr., who was raised by his mother in Tennessee. The death of Jaime Brook, combined with terrible drought conditions in Texas during the post-war years, created turmoil in the family and the Texas ranching operation. Margaret and Jim decided to sell their Texas holdings and leave for greener pastures. They purchased the old Mae Beckley ranch and moved their family from Texas to Oregon in 1948. They owned and operated the 5600-acre ranch on the North Umpqua River east of Roseburg until financial difficulties and Jim's failing health forced the sale of the ranch and a change of occupation in 1954. To help support her family, Margaret worked as an upholsterer at Judd's furniture, as a clerk at the County Court House, and as a secretary for the law firm of Yates, Murphy and Carlson. After Jim became a Real Estate Broker in the late 50's, Margaret obtained her Real Estate sales license and together, she and Jim owned and operated Jim Bevans Real Estate, which was located at 957 N. Stephens St. They were both active members of St. George's Episcopal Church and avid members of the American Contract Bridge League. After Jim's death in July 20, 1976, Margaret continued in real estate until the early 80's. On August 15, 1982, she married her next-door neighbor and late love, Julius L. Benham. Margaret and Julius were very devoted to one another until death took him from her on November 20, 1992. Soon thereafter, she sold her home on Maple Street and moved to a cottage at Linus Oakes. She suffered a stroke in mid 1995 but was able to remain in her her cottage with the help of her family and her dear caregiver, Mary Young. After Mary's untimely death in 1998, Margaret reluctantly sold her cottage and moved to the foster care home of Judith Blankenship. With Judy's loving care and continuing support of her family and friends, Margaret waited patiently for the arrival of her special angel. He found her at Mercy Care Center at 11 p.m. on August 21, 2000 and set her free to soar with him to God. In addition to Jim and Julius, Margaret was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Mignon Plamondon, and her beloved sister-in-law, Louella Adelene Bevans Stephens. She is survived by her two devoted sons, Dr. Myron Bevans and his wife, Elaine, of Castlegar, Brittish Columbia, and Dr. M. Duke Bevans and his wife Patty, of Bend, Oregon; her loving daughter, Penny Anderson and her husband, Jerry, of Roseburg, Oregon; her step-son, Jim Mann Bevans Jr. and his wife Rachel, of Old Hickory, Tennessee; and the special mother of two of her grandsons, Kay Bowman of Roseburg, Oregon. She will also be forever cherished by her eight grandchildren and their families- Gordon Douglas Bevans and Denise of Roseburg, Oregon; Eric James Bevans and Stephanie of Seattle, Washington; Brian Duke Bevans and Sheri and Dr. Derek James Bevans and Cynthia, all of Eugene, Oregon; Kimberly Lynne O'Neil and Steve of Trophy Club, Texas; Karen Lee Rossi and Calvin of Bakersfield, California; Jeffrey Lee Bevans and Jo-Ann of Vernon, Brittish Columbia; and Jennifer Lynn Bevans, also of Vernon, BC. Some of her great-grandchildren are also old enough to remember her with love; others will come to know her through pictures, movies and family stories. Her great-grandchildren are Kaylene and Duke Rossi and Tyler, Alexi, Maggie, Keenan, Kaytlin and Elijah Bevans. Margaret's family plans to gather at River Rock Ranch for a private memorial service in late September. Her friends are asked to honor her memory through prayers and by loving and caring for one another. Gifts in memory of "Margaret- the little refined lady with the indomitable spirit" may be made to Mercy Foundation- Mercy Care Center, 2700 Stewart Parkway, Roseburg, or to St. George's Renovation Fund, 1024 SE Cass Avenue, Roseburg. TAYLOR'S FAMILY MORTUARY is in charge of arrangements.

Luke Nathan Moen
MOEN, Luke Nathan - Age 23, went to be with the Lord Monday, August 21, 2000. Born June 15, 1977 to Ralph E. Moen Sr. & Judy K. Bruce in Roseburg, Oregon. Friends and family knew he loved them and life because he always had a smile. Luke loved logging; hunting and fishing (though he rarely got anything), being outdoors, hard work and his first car "The Karmann Ghia". He is survived by his grandmother Marjorie Keohane of Roseburg, Oregon, his father Ralph E. Moen Sr. of Salem, Oregon, mother Judy K. Bruce of Redding, California; brothers Peter Moen and his wife Cristina of Winston, Oregon, Daniel Moen of Silverlake, Washington, Samuel Lawson of Winston, Oregon, Matthew Todd of Roseburg, Oregon; sisters Rebecca Joubert and her husband Desmond of Kihei, Hawaii, Rachel Baxter of Marysville, Washington, Ruth Moen of Roseburg, Oregon, Sarah Moen of Roseburg, Oregon, Esther Clark and her husband Jeff of Sutherlin, Oregon, Elizabeth Humphreys of Oakland, Oregon and many friends and family including James McKiddy of Roseburg, Oregon. Services will be held 2PM Sunday, August 27, 2000 at Long & Shukle Memorial Chapel 809 S.E. Pine, Roseburg, Oregon. LONG & SHUKLE is in charge of arrangements.

STEPHEN WILLIAM BLOSS, JR.
Bloss, Jr., Stephen William - Age 75, passed away Wednesday, August 23, 2000 at his home in Palisade, Colorado. A memorial service was held at 2 p.m., Sunday, August 27,2000 at the McLean Funeral Home Chapel in Palisade with Rev. Dave Huslig officiating. Cremation has taken place. Mr. Bloss retired as a powerhouse operator for Pacific Power & Light Company after 23 years of service. He was born July 29,1925 to Stephen William Bloss, Sr. and Junia Henrietta Kaatz Bloss in Los Angeles, California. He spent his childhood in Eagle Rock, California, a suburb of Los Angeles, and graduated from Eagle Rock High School. On October 2, 1946 he married Ruth Letha Seavey at Eagle Rock. She survives. Mr. Bloss lived in Baja, California; Fallon, Nevada; Klamath Falls, Taketee Falls and Medford, Oregon prior to moving to Los Angeles. He was a Methodist. He served his country with the United States Navy during World War II. Mr. Bloss enjoyed fishing, woodworking, archeology and rockhounding. Survivors include his wife, Ruth Letha Bloss, of Palisade; a son, Stephen Andrew Bloss, of Fallon, Nevada; a daughter and son-in-law, Diane Ruth and Ronald Dale Abraham of Palisade, Colorado; a sister, Marie Galles of Paso Robles, California; two grandchildren: Jared Dale Abraham and his wife, Dusty of Golden, Colorado and Candace Diane Abraham of Clifton, Colorado; and two great-grandchildren: Anastasia Dawn and Alexander Dale Abraham both of Golden, Colorado. His parents and a sister, Pearle Robertson, preceded him in death. Contributions may be made in his memory to Kokopelli Health & Wellness Center, 835 Colorado Avenue, Grand Junction, Colorado 81501 or to the East Orchard Mesa Volunteer FIre Department, 3708 F Road, Palisade, Colorado 81526.

Minnie B. Burkhart
BURKHART, Minnie B. - Age 78, of Winston, passed away on Saturday, August 26, 2000 at a local care center. She was born May 15, 1922 in Warsaw, Missouri, daughter of William and Agnes (Miller) Kerr. She was raised and educated in Missouri and was united in marriage to William Burkhart on November 4, 1937. They moved to California and later settled in Oregon in the 1940's. She had been a member of the Green Community Church and attended until her health failed. Minnie was also a Foster Parent, raising three children. She is survived by two sons; Floyd Burkhart and his wife Carleen of Winston, Ron Burkhart and his wife Judy of Melrose, three sisters; Catherine Motler of Winston, Virginia Dunkle and her husband Henry of Roseburg, Mary Scroggins of Oklahoma, two brothers; Henry "Bill" Kerr and his wife Ruth of Roseburg, Alfred Kerr of Seattle, twelve grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and also numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, threes sons, William "Jerry", Rodney and James, a brother, Walter Kerr and a sister, Sarah Whitelock. Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 29, 2000 at Taylor's Family Chapel. Interment was at the Civil Bend Cemetery.

Maxie Lee Hendrex
HENDREX, Maxie Lee - Age 71, of Roseburg passed away on Saturday, August 26,2000 at her granddaughter's residence in Tenmile . Maxie was born on April 23, 1929 in Missoula, Montana to Edgar W. and Lura Fern (Duff) Bowls. Maxie attended U.C.L.A . for four years. She worked as a claims manager for Prudential Insurance in the greater Los Angles, California area for thirty years. On April 1, 1967 in Las Vegas she married George W. Hendrex who preceded her in death in May 1976. Maxie came to the Roseburg area from Los Angeles in 1976 to be closer to her daughter and her grandchildren. She is survived by her three grandchildren, Wendy Dickson and her husband David of Tenmile, OR; Jason Clifford of Winston and David DeArmond of Pomeroy, Washington; four great-grandchildren; a sister Donna Dunlap of Bountiful Utah. Maxie was also preceded in death by her daughter, Terri DeArmond, in January of 1990. As per her request private cremation rites have been held. Long & Shukle Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Nelda E. Swanson
SWANSON, Nelda E. - Age 64, of Independence died August 23, 2000 at Evergreen Living Center. She was born July 15, 1936 to William and Gladys Dyer Shelton in Roseburg, Oregon. She grew up in Myrtle Creek, Oregon. She married Jerry Swanson and they lived in Portland 1963-1970. She moved to Phoenix, Arizona from 1970 to 1993 where she enjoyed the warm sun. She returned to Oregon in 1993. She moved to Evergreen Independence Living following surgery in 1995. She worked as a record clerk in the medical industry and retired in 1990. She enjoyed her family and friends. She is preceded in death by her husband Jerry Swanson. Survivors include her mother Gladys Grelck of Myrtle Creek, Oregon; a son Jerry Swanson of Nine Mile Falls, Washington; a brother Gene Shelton of Myrtle Creek, Oregon and 3 grandchildren. Memorial Services were held in Myrtle Creek, Oregon on Sunday at the Myrtle Creek City Cemetery. Inurement will be in Myrtle Creek City Cemetery. Farnstrom Mortuary of Independence, Oregon entrusted with funeral arrangements.

James Allen Morrow
MORROW, James Allen - Age 73, of Roseburg , passed away on Saturday, August 23, 2000 in a Portland, Oregon hospital. He was born on September 30, 1926 at Gillette, Wyoming to George Washington and Ada Maude (Rothwell) Morrow. James served in the U.S. Navy during WW II. Following the war he attended college in Bozeman, Montana and then returned to Gillette and started ranching. On May 14, 1950 in Gillette he married Naomi Alice George. They continued ranching for a while and then they bought the Wyoming Motel in Gillette, which they operated for 8 1/2 years. They sold the motel in Gillette and moved to Newport, Oregon where they owned and operated the Sands Motor Lodge for 14 years. James was a life member and Past Master of Newport Masonic Lodge #85 A.F. & A.M., O.E.S. Sunset Fuchsia Chapter #163, Newport, the Shriners. James coached summer league baseball in Newport for many years. They moved to Roseburg in 1996 where James joined Moose Lodge #1037 and American Legion Post #16. Naomi preceded him in death on October 24, 1999. He loved sports of all kinds. He recently attended a softball tournament in Washington and was able to see his granddaughter from Alaska play and be the winning pitcher in the game. He is survived by his five children; Harold Morrow and wife Rose of Canon City, Colorado, Cheryl Schriver and husband Chuck of Toledo, Oregon, Robert Morrow of Roseburg, William Morrow and wife Peggy of Casa Grande, Arizona, and Janice Dudley of Soldotna, Alaska, fifteen grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren, two sisters; Ada M. Collins of Buffalo, WY and Jessie Lee Tays of Gillette, WY. James was also preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, and two sisters. Private cremation rites have been held. WILSON'S CHAPEL OF THE ROSES was in charge of arrangements.

Lewis Franklin Ethridge
ETHRIDGE, Lewis Franklin - Age 83 of Roseburg passed away July 31, 2000 in a Roseburg medical center. He was born August 21, 1916 in Dorris, California to James F. and Lettie L. (McCollum) Ethridge. Lewis had been a resident of Roseburg for the last ten years. He enjoyed going fishing, doing woodworking, playing with computers and some gambling. His wife Jane preceded him in death. Survivors include two sons, William F. Ethridge of Myrtle Creek, Oregon and Jerry L. Ethridge of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Private family services will be held. ROSEBURG FUNERAL ALTERNATIVES is assisting the family.

Joshua Tyler Lauritzen
LAURITZEN, Joshua Tyler - Infant son of Jason and Sara Lauritzen, passed away Monday, July 31, 2000 in a local hospital. He was born February 17, 1998 in Roseburg. Survivors include his parents, one brother, Jacob Tanner Lauritzen, Roseburg; his maternal grandparents, Steve & Lydia Ouellette, Roseburg; his paternal grandparents, Jay and Carol Williams, Winston, and Jim Lauritzen, Roseburg; one uncle, Ron Terwilliger, US Army, in Alabama; three aunts, Angela Terwilliger, Roseburg; Christina Terwilliger, Portland, OR; and Julie Lauritzen, Sutherlin; and special friend, Jamie Brannon. Graveside services will be held Thursday, August 3, 2000 at 11:00 a.m. in Roseburg Memorial Gardens. LONG & SHUKLE MEMORIAL CHAPEL is in charge of arrangements.

Mary E. Magness
MAGNESS, Mary E. - Age 77 a resident of Myrtle Creek passed away August 2, 2000 at her family home. She lived in this area for 28 years where she raised her family and made a loving home for her husband Ralph of 36 years. Mary and Ralph were married in Yreka, California in 1964 and they ran the Yreka Inn Restaurant for eight years. They moved to Myrtle Creek in 1972 and she worked in the food service department at the Roseburg Veterans Hospital for 15 years. Mary enjoyed flowers and gardening as well as playing Bingo and adored her grandchildren which included eight grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. She will be remembered for her great sense of humor and playing practical jokes on people. She will not be forgotten by all her friends at Bingo. She was preceded in death by her daughter Debbie Day in 1981. Survivors include husband Ralph of Myrtle Creek, son Richard Reeves (Jean) of Roseburg, daughters, Sharon Carlin (Richard) of Coos Bay, Oregon and Bonnie Reedy of Myrtle Creek and step children Arnie Magness, Ralph Magness and Karen Magness all of Stockton, California, and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. A time for visiting and remembrance for family and c lose friends will be Friday, August 4, 2000, 2:00 p.m. at Myrtle Creek Family Funeral Home Chapel, 790 So. Main, Myrtle Creek, Oregon. MYRTLE CREEK FAMILY FUNERAL HOME is assisting the family. (541)863-3052

Donna Lee Minto
MINTO, Donna Lee - Age 69 of Roseburg passed away July 30, 2000 at her home. She was born August 25, 1930 in San Jose, California to James D. and Ethel A. (Finch) Thompson. Her family moved to Watsonville, California when she was very young and lived there until moving to Roseburg nine years ago. Donna married Robert Minto on November 24, 1978 in Watsonville, California. She worked as an office manager in her husbands Television Sales and Repair store for several years where she had many friends. After their retirement she enjoyed being a homemaker doing gardening and canning. Donna is survived by her husband Robert Minto of Roseburg, Oregon; 4 sons, Stanley E. Miller, Jr. of Panama City, Florida, Robert S. Miler of Salem, Oregon, Michael B. Miller of Seattle, Washington and Gary B. Miller of Manhattan, Kansas; a daughter and twin sister of Gary Miller, Mary Lou Miller of Roseburg, Oregon, step children, Lorraine S. Reese of Diamond Springs, California, William B. Minto of Watsonville, California, Harold D. Minto of Healdsburg, California and James R. Minto of Modesto, California; 12 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. At her request no formal services will be held. In lieu of flowers those who wish may make donations in Donna's memory to the Salvation Army or the charity of your choice. These donations may be left at ROSEBURG FUNERAL ALTERNATIVES who is assisting the family.

Nellie L. Crouse
CROUSE, Nellie L. - Age 78, a resident of Bliss, Idaho and formerly of Sutherlin, Oregon, died Sunday, August 27, 2000 at a Medical Center in Twin Falls. A prayer service was held on Tuesday, August 29, 2000 at 1:00 p.m. at Demaray's Gooding Chapel in Gooding, Idaho. Burial will take place on Thursday, August 31, 2000 at 10:00 a.m. at Roseburg Memorial Gardens in Roseburg, Oregon. A viewing will take place on Wednesday, August 30, 2000 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Chapel of the Firs in Sutherlin, Oregon. Arrangements are under the direction of DEMARAY FUNERAL SERVICE of Gooding, Idaho.

Marjorie Helene Hall (Phillips)
HALL (PHILLIPS) Marjorie Helene - Age 46, a resident of Myrtle Creek, Oregon died at a Hospice Care Facility in Roseburg Monday evening, August 28, 2000. She was born at Myrtle Creek on December 6, 1953 to Thomas and Velma Helland Phillips. She had lived in Southern Oregon nearly all her lifetime and was a native Oregonian. She lived in Coquille where she went to school through the 9th grade. She then lived in Gold Beach were she graduated from high school. Marjorie also had lived in the Lake Tahoe area for about 10 years and has been at Myrtle Creek for the past year. Marjorie had worked as a payroll accountant. Surviving are a son; Chad and his wife Jill Rylands and granddaughter Katrina Ryland all of Medford, her parents, Thomas and Velma Phillips of Myrtle Creek, a brother; Bert and his wife Kathy Phillips of Myrtle Creek, a sister; Judy and her husband Jim Przybylski of Las Vegas, Nevada, nieces and nephews, Angela, Shara, Kasha, Mitchell and Marly, great nieces; Allayna and Catherine Grace. The family suggests that memorial contributions to the American Diabetes Association, Douglas County, PO Box 1676, Sutherlin, Oregon 97479. Private memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m .Saturday, September 2, 2000 at the Riddle Community Center, 123 Parkside Street, Riddle, Oregon. In blessed memory of our beautiful girl, Marjie who was loved and cherished by all who knew her. She will be eternally missed and loved by her family and friends. For information you may call 541-863-3148. MOUNTAIN VIEW MEMORIAL CHAPEL & CREMATORY at Myrtle Creek, Oregon who is assisting the family.

Joseph Swesso
SWESSO, Joseph - Age 55 of Sutherlin passed away Monday, August 28, 2000 at his home. He was born September 12, 1944 in Bayonne, New Jersey to Joseph and Anna Marie (Lynch) Swesso. On March 7, 1970 in San Fernando, California he married Carol Egbert. The Swesso's moved from the San Fernando Valley to Sutherlin in 1979 Mr Swesso owned and operated the Sandwich Hut in 1982 and Joe's Jiffy Lunch from 1983 until 1995. He was a volunteer fireman and board member of the Fair Oaks Fire Department, active with the Sutherlin Lions, 4-H and Boy Scouts. Joe loved his customers like family. He was family oriented, loved to have a good time, laughing, was full of one liners and was always willing to lend a helping hand. Survivors include his wife Carol Swesso of Sutherlin; daughter Carrie Lage and her husband Scott of Warren, Michigan; son Joey Swesso of Springfield, Oregon; sister Peg Osiecki and her husband Ed of Norfolk, Virginia; brother Paul Swesso of Sutherlin; brothers-in-law and their families, Frank Egbert of Sutherlin, Ben Egbert of Spokane, Washington and Ken Egbert of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 31, 2000 at 2:00 pm at Chapel of the Firs. Chaplain James Osborne will officiate. Interment will follow in the Fair Oaks Cemetery in Sutherlin. Those who wish may pay their respects from 3:00 pm until 7:00pm this evening at Chapel of the Firs. In lieu of flowers the family requests that contributions be made in Mr. Swesso's memory to either the Sutherlin Lions, 4-H or Boy Scouts and these may be left at CHAPEL OF THE FIRS who is in charge of arrangements.

Marie A. Flury-Lincoln
LINCOLN-FLURY, Marie A. - Age 84 passed away on Sunday, July 30, 2000 at her home in Roseburg. She was born August 30, 1915 in Bismark, North Dakota to parents Martin and Inez (Seek) Eitreim. She moved with her family to Olympia, Washington where she attended and graduated from high school. Marie was united in marriage to Victor Flury and moved to Roseburg in the mid 1940's, where they worked and raised their children. After Vic's death in 1955, Marie was united in marriage to Gene Lincoln in 1958. Marie was a very special, warm and loving wife and mother. For years she was active in the First Methodist Church, Riverside P.T.A. and the U. of O. Mothers Club. She is survived by her husband of 42 years Gene Lincoln of Roseburg, children, David and Susan Flury of Glide, OR, Mike and Jennifer Flury of Oregon City, OR, Steve and Cindy Flury of Wrangell, AK, Bill and Joy Lincoln of Roseburg, OR, Tom Lincoln of Springfield, OR, Karen Craiglow of Grand Rapids, MN, Kathy Tindal of Grand Rapids, MN, sister, Vivian Romine of Glide, OR, brother, Bob Eitreim of California, numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She is also preceded in death by a sister Beulah Shelton and a brother Clifford Eitreim. Memorial services will be held Monday, August 7, 2000 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, Rose and Lane Street in Roseburg, with Pastor Howard Johnson officiating. Private interment will be at Roseburg Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Mercy Hospice or charity or your choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to TAYLOR'S FAMILY MORTUARY in Winston.

Fred Miller
MILLER, Fred - Age 85 of Melrose passed away Wednesday, August 2, 2000 at his home. He was born April 10, 1915 in Fishtrap, Oregon, son of Frank and Ida (Cornwell) Miller. He spent his early years in Arago, where he was raised and educated. He was united in marriage to Ida M. Caudle on July 24, 1937 in Coquille, Oregon. He worked at the CCC Camp, and other various jobs before he became a truck driver. He drove a log truck before going to work with Douglas County Road Department, transporting heavy equipment. He retired in 1977 after twenty-seven years. After he retired, he kept busy by helping neighbors as well as volunteering at the Melrose Fire Dept. as a fireman. He also volunteeredWILC his work at the Melrose Cemetery. He worked as long as his health would permit. Fred loved sports and also enjoyed old antique automobiles. He had been a member of the Cascade Historical Car Club. He is survived by his wife of sixty three years, Ida of Melrose, his son, Bill of Roseburg, three sisters, Iva Sumerlin of Roseburg, OR, Hazel Barklow of Sutherlin, OR, Neoma Plaep of Myrtle Point, OR, three grandchildren, Dave Bly and his wife Lisa, Lori Hubbard and her husband Mark, Scott Bly and and his wife Diane, six great grandchildren, Grayson, Brandon, Brian, Amy, Daniel and Melissa. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Gloria Bly. Funeral service will be conducted at the Melrose Community Church on Saturday, August 5, 2000 at 12:00 p.m. (noon). Private interment will be at the Melrose Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of TAYLOR'S FAMILY CHAPEL.

Oma Lee Anderson
ANDERSON, Oma Lee - Age 86, a resident of Riddle, died at her home Sunday morning, August 6, 2000. She was born at Wing, Arkansas to James A. and Florence E. McFarland Bratton on October 14, 1913. On October 16, 1930 at Rover, Arkansas she married William Leo Anderson. In the mid 1950's they moved from Hot Springs, Arkansas to Grants Pass where they stayed for 30 years before making Riddle their home in 1985. Oma was a member of the First Baptist Church in Riddle where she became very involved. She was a Deconess at the church and was a member at one time or another with most of the Women's groups in the church. She also was involved in the Vacation Bible School in Grants Pass. Oma loved singing very much and was a part of a Quartet in her own family. She loved flower gardening and vegetable gardening. In fact she has a tremendous amount of canned vegetables remaining at her home. She was also great for quilting. So much that she made a quilt for each child, each grandchild and each great grandchild. Surviving are her husband William Leo Anderson of Riddle, one daughter; Della Mae Staggs of Riddle, one daughter-in-law; Shirley Anderson of Myrtle Creek, five grandchildren; Gary Wyatt and Donna Weatherford both of Hot Springs, Arkansas, Larry Lollar of Roseburg, Danny Anderson of Riddle Robin Belcher of Myrtle Creek, eleven great grandchildren, and eight great great grandchildren and soon two more great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, five sisters, two brothers, two sons, and infant in 1932 and Donald Ray Anderson in 1984. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, August 9, 2000 at Mountain View Memorial Chapel in Myrtle Creek with Pastor Carl Slaughter of the First Baptist Church of Riddle officiating. Visitation hours will be from 4 from 6 P.M. Tuesday, August 8, 2000 at the funeral home. Interment will be at the Riddle Cemetery. MOUNTAIN VIEW MEMORIAL CHAPEL & CREMATORY is assisting the family.

Lenore R. Spease
SPEASE, Lenore R. - Age 85, a resident of Roseburg, passed away August 4, 2000 in a local care center. She was born September 8, 1914 in Macksburg, Ohio to parents J.T. and Sophia (James) Ridgway. She was united in marriage to Clifford E. Spease who preceded her in death in 1982. In their retirement, Lenore and Clifford moved to Cave Junction, Oregon in 1973 and Lenore moved to Roseburg in 1983. She enjoyed birds, flowers and was an avid reader. Survivors include, sons Terry R. Spease of Gresham, Oregon, Rodger K. Spease of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, brothers, William J. Ridgway of Annapolis, Illinois, Robert D. Ridgway of Newton, Illinois, sister Maureen Oebel of Roseburg, grandchildren Tammy Hicks of Lewisville, Texas, Kent Spease of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, and numerous nieces and nephews. Sister's Emma G. Ridgway and Clephane Horning preceded her in death. Graveside services will be held, Tuesday, August 8, 2000 at 11:00 a.m. at the Roseburg Memorial gardens with Chaplain Karen Iovin officiating. Friends may pay thier respects on Monday, August 7, 2000 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Taylor's Family Chapel in Winston, Oregon. TAYLOR'S FAMILY MORTUARY is in charge of arrangements.


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