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Barbara Elaine Lance - Evans
LANCE-EVANS, Barbara Elanie - Age 72, of Roseburg passed away Saturday, August 5, 2000 in a local hospice home. Born September 30, 1927 in Drain, Oregon to Ralph and Gene (Anderson) Newton. She involved herself with many organizations. The Anti-Vietnam War Mothers Movement, Mothers for Peace, League of Women Voters, the Episcopal Church and the Jaycettes. Barbara was a master bridge player, avid golfer and realtor. She loved her garden, her home and golfing with her daughter Gayla and her husband Robert. Barbara was deeply involved with her three children and eight grandchildren. She had been suffering from C.O.P.D. for the last two years and was able to remain in her home with her husband until her brief stay at Mercy Hospice House. Survivors include her husband Robert Evans of Roseburg; daughters Marjo May - Korish of Bend, Oregon, and Gayla May of West Linn, Oregon; son Bruce May of Phoenix, Arizona; brother Lionel Newton of White Rock, B.C., Canada; grandchildren Bryce Korish of Atlanta, Georgia, Kayla Korish of Bend, Oregon, Mitchell Johnson and Phillip Johnson both of West Linn, Oregon, Alex May, Elizabeth May, Andrew May and Christopher May all of Phoenix, Arizona. At the family's request no service will be held. Private cremation rites have been held. At the family's request contributions may be made in Barbara's memory to Mercy Hospice House 2700 Stewart Parkway, Roseburg, OR 97470. LONG & SHUKLE MEMORIAL CHAPEL is in charge of arrangements.
Patricia E. Perini
PERINI, Patricia E. - Age 74, of Curtin, Oregon passed away on August 8, 2000. Patricia was born on February 22, 1926 in Sutherlin, Oregon to Justus and Ella A. Vroman Jackson. She graduated from Yoncalla High School in 1944 and attended two years as Douglas Community College. On July 20, 1970 she married Robert A. Perini in Reno, Nevada. She enjoyed sewing, quilting and vegetable gardening. Patricia was a member of the Yoncalla Historical Society. She is survived by her son, Jerry J. Cox of Curtin, Oregon. No services will be held. SMITH-LUND-MILLS FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM is assisting the family.
POLAND, Eva June - Age 92 of Rose burg, formerly of Canyonville, passed away on Sunday, August 6, 2000 at her home. She was born on August 27, 1907 in Anamosa, Iowa, the youngest daughter of Justin and Eva (Hurd) Templin. June, as she was known by, graduated from high school and later attended a Seventh-Day Adventist Medical Academy where she studied nursing. She moved to Southern California in 1927, and later was united in marriage to Floyd E. Poland. They had a son, Warren. After her husband death in 1950 she went to work as a secretary and a nurse in San Benardino. In 1965, she brought a foster child into her life, Jacquiline Cherie Sullivan. Cherie Poland, as she was locally known was cared for by June throughout her high school graduation. June loved music and poetry and was an accomplished violin, piano and organ player. She also composed music and poetry and was a member of the National Society of Poets, having some of her work published in their annual publications. She moved to a small farm in Canyonville in 1971, where she raised chickens, sheep, cows and goats. She was affectionately known as grandma by her friends, neig`hbors and especially the children. At the age of 87 she moved in with her son, after one of her sheep ran into her, breaking her hip. She was a long time member of The Worldwide and United Churches of God in Roseburg. June was truly loved and admired by her family and friends for her deep faith, wisdom and determination. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She is survived by her son, Warren Poland and his wife Anna of Roseburg, a grandson, John H. Poland and his wife Lisa of Corvallis, two granddaughters, Kathryn A. Mauzey and her husband David of Dallas, Texas and Susan E. Samuels and her husband Sean of Denver, Colorado, a foster daughter, Cherie Boyer and her husband Orville of Shoshone, Idaho. Her husband, five brothers and two sisters preceded her in death. Memorial services will be conducted at the Evergreen Grange Hall, (located in the Green District) on Saturday, September 2, 2000 at 10:00 a.m. Arrangements are under the direction of TAYLOR'S FAMILY MORTUARY.
Evus DeWayne Shoptaw
SHOPTAW, Evus DeWayne - Age 65, of Wilbur passed away Monday, August 7, 2000 in a Eugene, Oregon hospital. He was born June 26, 1935 in Sheridan, Arkansas to Willard and Cheleste E. (Bennings) Shoptaw. In 1952 he moved from Prattsville, Arkansas to the Roseburg-Sutherlin area. On June 7, 1957 in Roseburg he married Colleen Christle. Mr. Shoptaw served in the US Army from April 7, 1958 until April 6, 1960. He worked for several years as a cement truck driver. In the early 1970's he began driving for Concrete Services of Roseburg until he retired on July 7, 1997. Mr. Shoptaw was a member of the NRA. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and bird watching. Survivors include his wide Colleen Shoptaw of Wilbur; daughter Jody Shoptaw of Roseburg; sons Tony Shoptaw of Roseburg and Lon Shoptaw and his wife Shelly of Anchorage, Alaska; brothers Bernard Shoptaw, Charles Shoptaw and Willard Gene Shoptaw; grandsons Justin, Austin and Darryle and nieces and nephews. Mr. Shoptaw was preceded in death by a brother Buford Shoptaw. Memorial services will be held Friday, August 11, 2000 at 1:00 P.M. at the Chapel of the Firs. Pastor Richard Carter will officiate. Private inurnment will be in the Fair Oaks Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests that contributions be made in Mr. Shoptaw's memory to the Muscular Dystrophy Association and these may be left at CHAPEL OF THE FIRS who is in charge of arrangements.
Laura Lee Boyd
BOYD, Laura Lee - Celebration of life for Laura Lee "Mother" Boyd. Laura Lee's wishes were that her friends would gather together and celebrate her life. Everyone is welcome to attend the celebration on Saturday, December 2, 2000 (which is also Laura's birthday) at the Roseburg Elk's Lodge from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Milton "Mickey" Elvin Hard
HARD, Milton "Mickey" Elvin - Age 84, formerly of Roseburg, passed away on Tuesday, November 21, 2000 in a Fresno, California hospital. He was born January 10, 1916 in Mahtowa, Minnesota to Peter and Ericka (Bergstrom) Hard. After high school Milton attended the University of Minnesota and graduated in 1938 with a Bachelor Degree in Agricultural Science. For the next six years he helped the farmers in Minnesota with food products toward the war effort. In 1944 he was drafted into the U.S. Army and was sent to Seattle, Washington. Following the end of WWII, Milton went to work for the Veterans Administration and then in 1950 he transferred to Roseburg. After working for the Veterans Administration for twelve years he became a biology teacher at Roseburg High School. Mickey taught at Roseburg High School for the next twenty years, retiring in 1981. While in Roseburg he was a member of the Elks Lodge, Moose Lodge, Roseburg Country Club and Toastmasters. Mickey also enjoyed teaching ballroom dancing. In 1990, he moved to Sacramento, California and later to Fresno, California from Roseburg where he had lived for forty years. He is survived by the mother of his children, Mirna Hard of Sacramento, California, two sons: Bryant Hard and his wife Inger and their son Daniel of Clovis, California, Stephen Hard and his two children Kelly and Eric of Salt Lake City, Utah, a brother Victor Hard of Kerrville, Texas and numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, December 2, 2000 at 10:00 A.M. at Roseburg Memorial Gardens. Pastor Phillip Brandt of St. Paul Lutheran Church will officiate. LONG AND SHUKLE MEMORIAL CHAPEL is in charge of arrangements.
Curtis Edward "Ed" Johnson Jr.
JOHNSON, Curtis Edward "Ed" Jr. - Age 47 of Oakland passed away Wednesday, November 29, 2000 in a Roseburg hospice home. He was born November 17, 1953 in Taft, California to Curtis E. and Arlene (Farmer) Johnson Sr. Mr. Johnson moved from Phoenix, Arizona to Oakland in 1994. Ed worked as an irrigator for the Kellogg Nursery. He also worked for Loram Railroad Maintenance Company for three years. Survivors include his parents Curtis E. and Arlene Johnson of Oakland; brother Dennis Johnson and his wife April of Wonpoc, California; niece Kelsey and a nephew Tucker. Funeral services will be held Monday, December 4, 2000 at 10:00 a.m. at Chapel of Firs. Pastor Frank Fiedler will officiate. The interment will follow in the Kellogg Cemetery. CHAPEL OF THE FIRS is in charge of arrangements.
Joyce Effie Kinney
KINNEY, Joyce Effie - Of Northridge, California formerly Joyce Effie Weber of Roseburg, Oregon passed away at her residence at 76 years of age on November 27, 2000. Joyce loved life, all of her family and friends. Her family and friends loved her also. Memorial service will be on Saturday, December 2, 2000 at 11:00 a.m. at Pioneer Cemetery in Salem, Oregon.
Adeline Florence Briody
BRIODY, Adeline Florence - Age 80, of Reedsport, passed away on Wednesday, December 6, 2000, in a Roseburg Care Center. She was born on September 18, 1920 at Norway, Michigan to Guiseppe and Adeline (Thiebat) Rostagno. Mrs. Briody had lived in Roseburg for many years before moving to Reedsport in 1975. Adeline was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother who loved cooking and extending her hospitality in both her home ad through church activities. Mrs. Briody enjoyed flowers and gardening in her yard. For many years she was a teacher and director for the Jan-Hill Nursery School at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church in Reedsport where she was a church member. In April 1999, her husband of 22 years, Leonard Briody, passed away. Survivors include her children: Ronald A. Hjort and wife Bernice of Oakland, OR, Donald Hjort of Vancouver, WA, Gwendolyn Crane and husband Claude of Umpqua, OR, Roberta Hjort of Seattle, WA, Jon Hjort and wife Rhonda, also of Oakland, OR, step-children: Susan Dumke and husband Paul of Lakewood, CO, Bonnie Grisso and husband Robert of Bakersfield, CA, Kathleen Waite and husband Loyd of Prosser, WA, William Briody and wife Karen of Federal Way, WA, Thomas Briody and wife Barbara of Turner, OR, and Robert Briody of Bellingham, WA. Grandchildren: Erica, Anna, Sarah, Heather, John, Kyle, Brett, Lindsie, Logan, Michael, LaRhonda, Ronnie, Christine, Emily, Angela, Nicolas, Brian, George, Steven, Melissa, and Brant, and 13 great grandchildren, a sister, Emmie Boston of Waukesha, WI, a brother, Harry Rostagno of New Smyrna Beach, FL, and numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held on Monday, December 11, 2000, at 9:30 a.m. at the Coles Valley Cemetery, Umpqua, OR. Memorial Services will also be held on Monday, December 11, 2000, at 1:00 p.m. at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church in Reedsport, OR. Rev. Wil Gehrke will officiate. Contributions may be made in Mrs. Briody's memory to: Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 2160 Elm Avenue, Reedsport, OR, 97467. Services are in the care of Wilson's Chapel of the Roses Funeral Home and Crematory.
Adeline Florence Briody
BRIODY, Adeline Florence - Age 80, of Reedsport, passed away on Wednesday, December 6, 2000, in a Roseburg Care Center. She was born on September 18, 1920 at Norway, Michigan to Guiseppe and Adeline (Thiebat) Rostagno. Mrs. Briody had lived in Roseburg for many years before moving to Reedsport in 1975. Adeline was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother who loved cooking and extending her hospitality in both her home ad through church activities. Mrs. Briody enjoyed flowers and gardening in her yard. For many years she was a teacher and director for the Jan-Hill Nursery School at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church in Reedsport where she was a church member. In April 1999, her husband of 22 years, Leonard Briody, passed away. Survivors include her children: Ronald A. Hjort and wife Bernice of Oakland, OR, Donald Hjort of Vancouver, WA, Gwendolyn Crane and husband Claude of Umpqua, OR, Robert Hjort of Seattle, WA, Jon Hjort and wife Rhonda, also of Oakland, OR, step-children: Susan Dumke and husband Paul of Lakewood, CO, Bonnie Grisso and husband Robert of Bakersfield, CA, Kathleen Waite and husband Loyd of Prosser, WA, William Briody and wife Karen of Federal Way, WA, Thomas Briody and wife Barbara of Turner, OR, and Robert Briody of Bellingham, WA. Grandchildren: Erica, Anna, Sarah, Heather, John, Kyle, Brett, Lindsie, Logan, Michael, LaRhonda, Ronnie, Brian, George, Steven, Melissa, and Brant, and 13 great grandchildren, a sister, Emmie Boston of Waukesha, WI, a brother, Harry Rostagno of New Smyrna Beach, FL, and numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held on Monday, December 11, 2000, at 9:30 a.m. at the Coles Valley Cemetery, Umpqua, OR. Memorial Services will also be held on Monday, December 11, 2000, at 1:00 p.m. at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church in Reedsport, OR. Rev. Wil Gehrke will officiate. Contributions may be made in Mrs. Briody's memory to: Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 2160 Elm Avenue, Reedsport, OR, 97467. Services are in the care of Wilson's Chapel of the Roses Funeral Home and Crematory.
Helen Jean Stone
STONE, Helen Jean - 70, of Roseburg, passed away Wednesday, December 6, 2000, at her home surrounded by her family. She was born December 22, 1929 in North Bend, OR to Grover and Lillie (Benson) Guilliams. Helen spent her younger years in North Bend and then attended Roseburg schools, graduating with the Roseburg High School Class of 1947. A class that has kept in quite close touch over the years. On July 3, 1947, in Roseburg, Oregon, she married Marvin M. Stone. Her love of antiques was a hobby she enjoyed for many years. Helen was quite the horticulturist and could scientifically identify everything in her yard. Above all, she was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend. Helen is survived by her husband of 53 years, Marvin of Roseburg; her children and their spouses, Teresa and William Powell of Umpqua and Kevin and Deborah Stone of Freeland, WA; granddaughters and spouses, Brenda Stone, Michelle and Kevin Tabor, Kimberly Stone, Andria and Justin Stacey and Kelley Stone; great grandchildren, Rachel and Dustin Tabor and Aleah and Erian Stacey, as well as a host of dear friends. A private gathering will be held to remember her life. Cremation has been held under the care of WILSON'S CHAPEL OF THE ROSES CREMATORY. Placement of her cremated remains will be at a later date within the grounds of Roseburg Memorial Gardens. The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 2350 Oakmont Way, Eugene, OR 97401.
Leonard Ross Coggswell
COGGSWELL, Leonard Ross - A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Monday, December 11, 2000, in Hillside Chapel in Oregon City for Leonard Ross Coggswell, who died December 7 at age 82. Mr. Coggswell was born November 15, 1918, in Tekoa, Washington. He moved to Yoncalla as a child and was raised there. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the Pacific theater. He was a logger in the Douglas County area for 36 years and also a cattle and sheep rancher until his retirement in 1982. He moved in 1986 to Canby. In 1940, he married Virginia Davis. Survivors include his wife; sons, Don and Jerry; daughters, Susan Leach, Patricia Kiser and Sally Sparks; sisters, Peggy Byron and Lenore Powell; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Interment will be in Willamette National Cemetery. The family suggests remembrances to the World War II Memorial Fund, American Battle Monuments Commission, P.O. Box 96766, Washington, DC 20090-6766.
FISHER, Eldon - 83 of Kellogg, went to be with his Lord, Friday, December 8, 2000. He passed at home with his family surrounding him. He was born October 12, 1917 in Kellogg to Roy and Jennie (Hager) Fisher. Eldon attended school in Elkton, graduating from Elkton High School with the class of 1934. Following high school, he attended the Ellison-White Conservatory of Music and then the Benke-White Business College both in Portland. Eldon had a great love of music, playing the trombone in the Roseburg Municipal Band which marched in the Rose Festival Parade. Another musical involvement was with the Kellogg Orchestra which he directed. On March 8, 1941 in Kellogg, Eldon married Elizabeth Bullock, and the day after the honeymoon, the fence building began. Over the years, he was involved in several organizations- charter member and past master of the Kellogg Grange, Douglas Electric Board of Directors for 30 years and life member of the Masonic Lodge. Some of his other community involvements included the Agricultural Stabilization Committee and the Soil and Water Conservation District with which he was awarded the Conservationist of the Year honor. Eldon was an active member of the Elkton Christian Church. He enjoyed photography, sports and was a lover of animals. His family will remember him as a honest man with a strong work ethic, extremely generous and possessing impeccable integrity. He is survived by his wife of nearly 60 years Elizabeth, his children and their spouses, Carolyn Compton, Mackey and her husband, Bill of Medford, Lorin Fisher of Roseburg, Donald and Mary Fisher of Kellogg and Ronald and Paige Fisher of Glide, a brother, Gene Fisher of Kellogg, grandchildren, Kimberly Breslau, Brian Compton and Tony, Brandon and Cameron Fisher, great grandchildren, Keralynda and Benjamin Breslau as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of friends. Funeral services will be held Friday, December 15, 2000 at 11:00 AM in the Elkton Christian Church. Pastor Eddie Harrod will officiate. Interment will follow in Kellogg Cemetery. For those who wish to pay their respects, a viewing time is set for Thursday the 14th from 3 until 7 PM at the Chapel of the Firs in Sutherlin. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Elkton Christian Church or the American Lung Assn. 9320 SW Barber Blvd. #140, Portland, OR 97207-0015. Arrangements are under the care of CHAPEL OF THE FIRS, Sutherlin.
Elizabeth R. "Liz" Hockersmith
HOCKERSMITH, Elizabeth R. "Liz" - passed away Wednesday, December 6, 2000 at her home. Elizabeth Rose Hockersmith was born September 28, 1909 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Joseph and Louise(Hoover) Stein. She was raised in Pittsburg and Washington, Pennsylvania, where her family helped founders of "Duncan and Miller Glass Company." On February 16, 1952, Liz married Del Hockersmith in Boufort, North Carolina. They moved to Roseburg Oregon in December 1959, where she was a wife, homemaker and mother. In her "spare time" she worked for her Church and community. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Roseburg, Oregon, Roseburg Chapter #8 OES-Zulema Temple, Daughter of the Nile, Chapter BI, P.E.O. In later years she enjoyed traveling, mostly in Oregon, where she made and had many friends. She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Del Hockersmith. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M., Saturday, December 19, 2000, at First Presbyterian Church, 823 SE Lane, Roseburg, Oregon. The family requests no flowers. If you desire, please contribute to a charity of your choice. Private interment was held at Roseburg Memorial Park. LONG AND SHUKLE MEMORIAL CHAPEL is in charge of arrangements.
Jones, Sharon - Age 62, of Winston, passed away on December 10, 2000, at her home. She was born February 9, 1938 in Oroville, California, daughter of Russell and Gloria (Teague) Shrader. She grew up in the Oroville area where she attended all twelve grades. After completing high school , Sharon attended nursing college in Pasadena, CA. On August 5, 1962, Sharon married Walter Jones in Las Vegas, Nevada. Together they spent thirty-eight years in Nevada, mostly in the Reno area. In 1998, on a visit to see family in Oregon, Sharon and Walter fell in love with the Winston-Roseburg area and have remained here for the past several years to make their home. Sharon loved to work crossword puzzles, crocheting and Lou Diamond Phillips movies. Sharon taught many people to crochet, including a blind woman. Sharon had many handcrafted items and was proud of them all. Survivors include her husband of over thirty-eight years, Walter. A brother, George Messinger & his wife Diana of Tucson, AZ. Many cousins, including Paul and Gloria Atterburg of Phoenix, Oregon. Also many nieces and nephews. Her special friend and caregiver, Bertie Langdon and close friend Luana Danicis, as well as many other close friends also survive her. Sharon will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. The pain she experienced is now passed and she is dancing with the angels as they are rejoicing. Memorial services will be conducted at Taylor's Family Chapel in Winston on Friday, December 15, 2000 at 11:00 A.M. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the National Kidney Association, the American Heat Association or the Diabetes Association.
LeRoy E. Muno
MUNO, LeRoy E. - age 74, of Springfield, Oregon passed away on December 7, 2000. He was born on July 10, 1926 in Lenore, Oklahoma to Leslie and Ollie (Allen) Muno. LeRoy lived in many different places such at Cottage Grove, Klamath Falls, and Springfield. He was a logger and a timber faller. His hobbies included hunting and fishing. He is survived by his three sons; Reggie Muno,Springfield, Oregon, James Muno, Springfield, Oregon, Derril Muno, Springfield, Oregon, daughter, Sherril Koskella, Sacramento, California, brothers Leo Muno, Oklahoma, Loran Muno, Albany, Oregon, six grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by Ricky, David, and Donald, and sister Viola Bailey. Graveside memorial will be held at Sunset Hills Memorial Gardens, December 13, 2000 at 1:00 P.M. ENGLAND'S EUGENE MEMORIAL CHAPEL is in charge of arrangements.
Ruth "Ina" Pinniger
PINNIGER, Ruth "Ina" - age 88, of Grants Pass passed away on Friday, December 8, 2000 at her daughter's home in Medford, Oregon. She was born on December 28, 1911 in Endicott, Washington. She was married to Harry B. Pinniger on December 19, 1933 in Klamath Falls, Oregon. She had lived in Grants Pass since 1928, moving from Vancouver, Washington, except for the time she lived in Roseburg from 1939 until 1949. In 1931 she audition in Portland, Oregon for the Artwater-Kent Foundation of Philidelphia, an organization for the discovery and encouragement of American singers, representing Grants Pass and won first place. She sang for various functions for many years. While living in Roseburg, which was during WWII she was in the 4th interceptor command, civilian defense volunteer sky watcher, military host, and lookout for foreign flying apparatus. She also was a member of the Grants Pass Lady Elks, enjoyed sewing, family, neighbors, crossword puzzles, casino trips, and gourmet cooking. Survivors include son, Harry G. Pinniger, Portland, Oregon, daughter Patricia Grace Knutson, Medford, Oregon, brother, Terrill A. Jones, Grants Pass, Oregon, sister Delma Jean Klassen, Grants Pass, Oregon, 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren. Ruth was preceded in death by her husband Harry B. Pinniger in 1983, brother Myron Jones in 1989, three sisters Grace in 1932, Francis in 1994, and Marjorie in 1999. Celebration of life will be on Thursday, December 14, 2000 at 2:00 PM at her home at 709 NW 4th St., Grants Pass Oregon Arrangements by ROGUE VALLEY FUNERAL ALTERNATIVES & CREMATORY.
Martha Christine Slabaugh
SLABAUGH, Martha Christine - Age 67, a resident of Tenmile, passed away Sunday, December 10, 2000 at her home. She was born August 28, 1933 in Wright City, Oklahoma to parents Cash & Bessie (Holmes) Sorrell. Christine was united in marriage to Arnold Slabaugh on February 12, 1949 in Idabel, OK. They moved from Oklahoma in 1956 to California before coming to Oregon where they settled in Tenmile in 1966. Christine worked at the Tenmile Store for 14 years and had also been the Relief Post Master at the Tenmile Post Office. She will be remembered as being a full time mother and grandmother. She loved to make quilts, dolls and doing handicrafts. Survivors include: husband, Arnold Slabaugh of Tenmile, OR; children, Kathy Brown of Roseburg, OR, Cricket Slabaugh of Woodland, WA, Rick Slabaugh of Roseburg, OR, Marsha Gibbons of Roseburg, OR, Jackie Stevens of Roseburg, OR Glenda Baker of Winston, OR, Karen Perley of Winston, OR, Georgia Grote of Roseburg, OR; brother, Delbert Sorrell of South Carolina; sisters, Imogene Gregory of Tulsa, OK, Corina Lewis of Broken Bow, OK, Patsy Ruth Sorrell of Broken Bow, OK; Numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers Edward Lee Sorrell & James Sorrell, sister Ermagene Sorrell, three children Dennis Slabaugh, David Slabaugh and Judy Ann Slabaugh, daughter in law Rose Marie Slabaugh. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 13, 2000 at 1:00 p.m. at Taylor's Family Chapel in Winston, with Pastor Steve Smart Officiating. Interment to follow at the Tenmile Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects Tuesday December 12, 2000 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Arrangements have been entrusted to Taylor's Family Mortuary in Winston.
Edgar E. "Tub" Walker
WALKER, Edgar E. "Tub" - 81 of Roseburg, passed away Sunday, December 10, 2000 in a local hospital. He was born May 23, 1919 in Ulysses, Kansas to Earl & Mary (Jarvis) Walker. Tub grew up and attended school in Ulysses, Kansas. He served his country during WWII in the US Army Air Corp as a Staff Sergeant. Serving in the Pacific Theater, he was involved in three battles- New Guinea, Bismarck- Archipelago and Southern Philippines and was decorated five times. On October 13, 1945 in Roseburg, Tub married Alice Backlund. He owned and operated Walker Brothers Auto Repair with his brothers until his retirement in 1981. First and foremost in his life was his family. Tub enjoyed being outdoors, often hunting & fishing. He is survived by his wife of 55 years- Alice; his daughter & son-in-law- Rey Ellen & Ron Wanamaker and his son- Gary Walker all of Roseburg; brothers- Floyd Walker and his wife Geri of Roseburg, and Lloyd "Bud" Walker & his wife Kit of Sheridan, OR; sisters-in-law- Alva Walker of Glide and Helen Walker of Roseburg; grandchildren - Chad & JoAnn Wanamaker, Todd Wanamaker and Tammy & Bob Christensen; great grandchildren- John, Michael, Noah, Tyler, Lissa, & Taryn; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and close relatives on his wife's side- Arleen & Paul Backlund, Edna Sand, Dorothy Hogg and Art & Pat Backlund. He was preceded in death by a sister- Edith Walker, sister & brother-in-law- Myrtle & Glen Jantz, brothers- Lester "Pete" & Delton Walker as well as a grandson- Thomas Wanamaker. Graveside services will be held Thursday, December 14, 2000 at 2:00 PM in the Eden Cemetery. Officiating will be Pastor Ray Venghaus of Faith Lutheran Church. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Faith Lutheran Church 820 W. Kenwood, Roseburg. Arrangements are under the care of Wilson's Chapel of the Roses FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY.
Lucille Vonie Wolcott
WOLCOTT, Lucille Vonie - Age 91, of Camas Valley, passed away on Sunday, December 10, 2000 in a local nursing center. She was born on February 2, 1909 at Dayton, Ohio to Everett and Ouida (Brown) Bright. When Lucille was younger she worked in a sewing machine factory and also in a glove factory. She was married to Paul Mattix for a number of years and they lived in the Medford area prior to his death. In 1981 she married Glenn W. Wolcott, who preceded her in death on January 6, 1996. She is survived by three grandchildren: Sherri Mattix of Medford, OR, Christopher Mattix of Phoenix, OR and Mark Mattix of Woodinville, WA and a nephew John mattix of Coos Bay, OR. Mrs. Wolcott was also preceded in death by a son, William Mattix, who died in 1998. Graveside services will be held on Friday, December 15, 2000 at 2:00 P.M. until 5:00 P.M. at Wilson's Chapel of the Roses FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY is care of the arrangements.
Roberta J. Dill
DILL, Roberta J. - 53 of Melrose, passed away Sunday, December 10, 2000 in a local hospice care home following a lengthy illness battling breast cancer. She was born March 18, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois to Irving and Faye (Schatz) Vein. The family moved to Venice, California when Roberta was 4 years old and she attended elementary school there. Her junior high and high school years were spent in Granada Hills, California. On August 27, 1972 in Van Nuys, California she married Don Dill. THe couple moved to Melrose in 1976. Roberta loved being with her grandkids, seeing movies, the Oregon Coast, eating out, and visiting casinos. Above all, she enjoyed a good nap. She was very proud of her Jewish heritage, enjoying the Jewish celebrations that involved gathering with family and friends to share good food and companionship. She is survived by her children-Josh and Val Dill, Jared Dill and his friend Nan all of Melrose; brother and sister-in-law Rich and Sally Vien of Woodridge, Illinois; grandchildren, Tommy, Toby, J.J, and Faye Marie, her former husband, Don Dill of Sparks, Nevada, nieces, Stacy of San Diego, and Melodie of Japan, nephew, Michael of Downers Grove, Illinois, as well as several aunts, uncles, cousins, and a host of friends. She was preceded in death by her parents. A memorial service will be held Thursday. December 14, 2000 at 10:30 AM in Wilson's Chapel of the Roses. Private cremation was held under the care of Wilson's Chapel of the Roses Crematory. Those who wish may send flowers or contribute to the charity of one's choice.
Gerald Eugene Kerr
KERR, Gerald Eugene - Age 74, of Roseburg, passed away on Monday, December 11, 2000 in local hospital. He was born on May 21, 1926 at Detroit, Michigan to Cloyd William and Anna Lee (Creighton) Kerr. On June 26, 1944 at Arkansas City, Kansas he married Margie June Eatmon. Gerald served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He had worked as a general manager for an electronics company. He and June had lived in and out of Roseburg for the past 12 years. Gerald was a member of the National Rifle Assn. and National Republican Committee. He collected guns, enjoyed traveling, camping and fishing. He is survived by his wife June, two daughters: Jeri Kerr of Las Vegas, Nevada and Jana Meyer of Cheshire, OR, two grandsons: Tim Stull of Newport Beach, CA and Chad Meyer of Springfield, OR, two great granddaughters: Stephanie and Elizabeth Stull of CA. Gerald was preceded in death by two brothers. Private cremation rites have been held. Wilson's Chapel of the Roses FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY is care of the services.
Stella Marie Kidwell
KIDWELL, Stella Marie - 88 of Oakland passed away Wednesday, December 6, 2000 in a Roseburg hospital. She was born October 21, 1912 in Detroit, Michigan to Charles A. and Tressa E. (Dunbar) Jensen. On September 18, 1937 in Wayne, Michigan she married James C. Kidwell who preceded her in death on January 13, 1998. The Kidwell's moved from Detroit, Michigan to Oakland, Oregon in 1947. Mrs. Kidwell was a member of the Sutherlin Seventh-Day Adventist Church and volunteered with Dorcus. Survivors include her cousins Melvin Jensen and Arne Jensen of Glendale, California, sister-in-law Lois Kidwell of Oakland, Oregon, Mary Ruth Boyles of Dillard, Oregon, Georgia and Monica Adkins of Columbus, Indiana, step-cousin Stewart Clark of Clearwater, Florida and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held Saturday, December 16, 2000 at 3:30 pm in the Sutherlin Seventh-Day Adventist Church. Pastor Richard Harbour will officiate. Private cremation rites have been held. Private inurement will be held within the grounds of Roseburg Memorial Gardens. CHAPEL OF THE FIRS is in charge of arrangements.
James Carlos Fugate
FUGATE, James Carlos - 59 of Sutherlin passed away Tuesday, December 12, 2000 in a Roseburg hospital. He was born January 19, 1941 in Athelstane, Wisconsin to Charles and Della (Whitaker) Fugate. On May 27, 1960 in Athelstane, Wisconsin he married Emma Godin. The Fugate's moved from Athelstane to Sutherlin, Oregon in 1960. Mr. Fugate worked for many years as a shovel operator. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and his grandchildren. Survivors include his wife Emma Fugate of Sutherlin; sons Michael Fugate of Myrtle Creek, Todd Fugate of Sutherlin, and David Fugate of Winchester; sisters Cordelia Klinger of Crescent City, California, Ella Mae Welliver of Sutherlin, Martha Lick of Green Bay, Wisconsin, Loretta Riley of Sutherlin, Cora Gavigan of Athelstane, Wisconsin, and Barbara Caylor of Roseburg, a brother Charles Fugate of Roseburg, 3 granddaughters and 7 grandsons, numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Friday, December 15, 2000 at 2:00 PM at the Neighborhood Church of Christ. Pastor Billy Sanders of the Sutherlin Christian Assembly will officiate. A potluck for the family and friends will immediately follow the service. Private interment will be in the Cedar Hill Cemetery in Oakland. CHAPEL OF THE FIRS is in charge of arrangements.
Marjorie A. Sunseri
SUNSERI, Marjorie A. - Age 73, Canyonville, died Tuesday, December 12, 2000 in Canyonville. Surviving are two daughters, Carol Shores and Cheryl Cravens, both of Canyonville. In accordance with Marjorie's wishes, there will be no services. ROSEBURG FUNERAL ALTERNATIVES & FUNERAL ALTERNATIVES CREMATORY, Myrtle Creek are serving the family.
TOWNS, Patricia - Age 61, went home to be with Her Lord on December 11, 2000. She died at OHSU hospital in Portland after having major complications from surgery. Patricia Joann Towns was born in Aberdeen, Idaho on June 20, 1939 to Lester and Eunice Johnson. She lived in Aberdeen, Idaho and attended Aberdenn Schools until her Junior year of school. Her family then moved to Myrtle Creek, Oregon, where her Dad was a Lead Worker in the then new Hannah Nickel Smelter in Riddle, Oregon. She attended Myrtle Creek High School and graduated from there in 1957. She then attended Biola Bible College in Los Angeles until marrying her high school sweetheart, Larry Towns on September 19, 1959, The couple then made their home in Eugene, Oregon where Pat worked at the Lane County Blood Bank to help Larry finish College at the U of O. After college Pat moved with Larry to Roseburg, Oregon where the couple resided now. Pat was a very accomplished Administrative Secretary at the First Conservative Baptist Church and was know for her smile that would light up a room and also her many beautiful and artful publications done on her computer. She touched a lot of lives with her quiet manner, sensitive spirit, and always with that smile. That smile continued, even after suffering a broken leg which happened on Mother's Day, 2000 that never healed and caused Pat an immense amount of pain. After enduring this for five months, she was diagnosed with cancer and through all that worked at her job, with that smile, until the day before her appointment for surgery in Portland, November 16. She will indeed be missed greatly by all of her coworkers and the entire church congregation. She loved to sew, shop, and travel with her husband Larry, and visit her grandkids. Survivors include her husband, Larry, and three daughters, Teri Burks, married to Cameron Burks of Roseburg, Pamela Beattie, married to Kent Beattie of Gresham, and Denise Towns of Roseburg. Pat had two brothers, Dale Johnson of Nevada City, California, and Don Johnson of Glasgow, Montana. She is also survived by five beautiful grandchildren Kyle and Clinton Burks of Roseburg, and Danielle, Brooke, and Bryce Beattie of Gresham. Memorial services will be held on December 29, 2000 at 2:00 PM at the First Conservative Baptist in Roseburg. Memorial donations in lieu of flowers can be sent to the American Cancer Society, the Gideons International Bible Society or the First Conservative Baptist Church.
John Peyton Bajus
BAJUS, John Peyton - A memorial service was held at 1:30 PM, Friday, December 8, 2000, in Calvin Presbyterian Church in Tigard for John Peyton "Jack" Bajus, who died December 4, 2000 of cancer at age 75. Mr. Bajus was born September 26, 1925, in Seattle, Washington. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army in Germany and the Philippines. After the war, he graduated from the University of Washington and then moved to Eugene and later to Salem, where he was a manager for Champion International. In 1975, he moved to Roseburg and was a laminating plant manager for D.R Johnson Lumber and then owned Tyee Timbers, a laminating plant, from the early 1980's until his retirement in 1989. He moved to Tigard in 1999 and was a member of the church. In 1947, he married Lorraine "Lorrie" Thompson. Survivors included his wife; daughters, Diana Broadwater and Susan Allen; and five grandchildren. Disposition is by cremation. The family suggests remembrances to a favorite charity. Arrangements are by AMERICAN BURIAL & CREMATION.