Michael David Cahoon, Sr., 59, of Boise died at home early Tuesday morning, Sept. 13, 2004 of natural causes. A graveside service was held. Memorial contributions may be made to the Boise Rescue Mission in Michael's memory.
Michael was born October 15, 1944 in the Los Angeles County Hospital to George and Marian Cahoon. He lived in Hawthorne, CA until age 13, and then relocated with his family. He went to high school in Las Vegas; from there he joined the Navy and was stationed in San Diego for two years. In 1965 he met and married Mary Brown. They had two children, Lorie and Mike, Jr., and were later divorced.
In August 1980 he met Casey Haroian, and his live was changed forever. They married in June, 1984 in Elko, NV.
Michael is survived by his wife and best friend, Casey; his mother Marian and sister Linda Wilkerson, both of Rogue River, his brother Pat and sister-in-law Bunny, and his daughter Lorie and son Mike, Jr. in Washington State.
Etta Hageman, 95, died September 29, 2004 at Highland House Nursing Home in Grants Pass. She enjoyed baking cakes for Senior Bingo and playing Bingo. She had lived in Rogue River for 30 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Hageman and son Wayne Hageman.
She is survived by her sons Charles Lowery of Monterey, CA and Jacke Hageman of Gooding, ID, her daughter Dixie Wolgamott of Newport, OR, 16 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Rogue River Senior Center.
Barbara S. Judson, 86, died October 3rd at her home following a lengthy illness. A memorial service will be held at Rogue Valley Community Church, 623 Pine St., Rogue River, on Thursday, October 7th at 1:00 p.m.
She was born in El Dorado Kansas on July 10, 1918 to Robert E. and Olga Sweeney. She spent the early part of her life in Colorado Springs, CO and Fort Worth, TX. She married Gilbert E. Judson on February 21, 1941 in Fort Worth, TX. They later moved to Southern California where they raised their four daughters. In 1978, Gilbert and Barbara moved to Grants Pass when Gilb ert retired from Rockwell International.
Barbara was an avid gardener and loved working outdoors. She also loved water sports, especially water skiing and swimming. In her youth she was a competitive diver.
She was a homemaker and excelled at making clothing for her girls. Later in life she lost her eyesight and was unable to participate in these activities.
In addition to her husband, survivors include four daughters, Judith Ann Welch of Idaho Falls, ID, Patricia Judson of Yorba Linda, CA, Catherine Louise Wyrick of Norco, CA, Peggy Jean Nelson of Santa Cruz, CA, 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Terese Marie Englert, 74, of Rogue River, died Saturday, September 25, 2004 at her home.
A recitation of the rosary will be at 7:00 p.m., Monday, September 27, 2004 at Hull & Hull Funeral Directors.
A Mass of Christian Burial has been held with interment at the Eagle Point National Cemetery.
She was born October 27, 1929 in Los Angeles, CA. On May 8, 1948 in Los Angeles, she married Robert Englert. She moved to Rogue River from California 24 years ago.
She was a member of Rogue River Catholic Church.
In addition to her husband, Bob Englert of Rogue River; she is survived by two sons, Bob Englert Jr. of Plano, TX; and Jim Englert of Rogue River; a daughter, Colette Elworthy of Vancouver, WA; two brothers, Jack Maguire of Pencil Bluff, AR; and Joseph Maguire of Stanton, CA; a sister, Mary Hoskinson of Lincoln Hills, CA; and seven grandchildren.
Catherine Jane Lucas, 78, of Rogue River, died Friday, September 10, 2004 at Spring Point Specialty Care Facility.
A memorial service will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, October 2, 2004 at Hope Presbyterian Church with Pastor Brian Boisen officiating. Southern Oregon Cremation Services are in charge of arrangements.
Remembrances may be made to the Mustard Seed School, PO Box 1047, Rogue River, OR 97537, or a charity of choice.
Catherine was born July 3, 1926 in Lemoore, CA. On November 2, 1947 in San Francisco, CA she married Leigh Lucas. She worked as Chief Emergency Clerk at Brookside Hospital in San Pablo, CA, retiring after 23 years in 1983. In December 1986 she moved to Rogue River from Walnut Creek, CA where she had lived for 25 years.
She attended Hope Presbyterian Church and Rogue Valley Community Church.
Her hobbies included traveling, bowling and reading.
In addition to her husband, Leigh Lucas of Rogue River, she is survived by a son, Robert Lucas of Rogue River; a daughter, Naoma L. Armstrong of Ontario; and three grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Lorraine Martin and Marian Apple.
Merle Edward Pasley, 84, of Rogue River, died Saturday, September 11, 2004 at his home.
Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 15, 2004 at Hull & Hull Funeral Directors. A graveside service will be at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 16, 2004 at Eagle Point National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Rogue River Community Center, 132 Broadway, Rogue River, OR 97537.
He was born on April 17, 1920 in Spokane, WA to Robert & Ingred Pasley. He attended grade school and high school there. He was a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army 55th Airborne. He was also an airplane mechanic in the Army from 1942 to 1945. On December 10, 1970 in Carson City, NV he married the former Paula L. Witcher, who survives.
He was a member of the Old Time Fiddlers Association, the Rogue River Community Center, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. His hobbies included fishing, carpentry and fiddling.
In addition to his wife, Paula L. Pasley of Rogue River, survivors include his daughter, Starla Willard of Eugene; a grandson, Roy E. Graves; and great-granddaughter, Silece Graves, both of Rogue River.
Frances Christine (Killinger) Lepper of Keizer passed away September 1, 2004.
She was born June 21, 1936 in New London, CT to Ruth Holmes Swanson and Richard A. Swanson.
At age seven her family moved to California and ultimately settled in Southern Oregon in the Applegate and Pleasant Creek areas. She attended Rogue River High School, then moved to Oregon City before settling around Salem where she graduated from South Salem High.
Fran married Lawrence Killinger in August 1956 and reared three children. They farmed for over 22 years in the Aumsville and Stayton area growing pole beans, corn and berry crops. Divorced in 1981, she remarried Edward Lepper in 1984 and moved to Keizer.
Fran loved to travel, visited every U.S. state except Hawaii. She enjoyed many cross-country road trips by car and rail and visited Alaska often. Her interests were many; she especially enjoyed spending time with family and friends, and loved cats, gardening, antiquing, restoring trunks and furniture, history, and reading. Fran was outgoing and friendly to everyone. A wonderful cook, her home was always a center of activity and warm hospitality.
Survivor's include husband Edward Lepper of Keizer; brother Richard Holmes Swanson Turner; sons Martin Killinger of Keizer and Gregory Killinger of Craig, AK; daughter Karla Kliewer of Salem; step-daughters Lori Fritz, Nancy Czekala, and Deder Dewar, all of Salem; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and many nephews, nieces and cousins.
Fran became an advocate for colon cancer screening after being diagnosed with cancer in December of 2002.
A memorial service and celebration of her life was held Saturday, Sept. 4 at the Keizer Clear Lake United Methodist Church in Keizer. Donations may be made in Fran's name to a Williamette Valley animal rescue group, or to the American Cancer Society.
Mildred L. Patterson, 92, of Medford died September 1, 2004 at Three Fountains in Medford.
Private services honoring her were held Friday, September 3 at Woodville Cemetery in Rogue River, Pastor Jack Zieser officiating.
Mildred was born on a homestead near Baker, Montana on April 8, 1912 to Ward and Minnie Kessler Wills. The family moved to Rogue River in 1935. She married Cecil Patterson of Rogue River and had two sons.
Survivors include a son, James L. Patterson and daughter-in-law Dixie of McMinnville, OR; a sister, Pearl Walker of Gold Hill; a brother Lawrence Wills of Rogue River; and five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, Roy Patterson, and two sisters.
Donations can be made to the charity of one's choice in Mildred Patterson's name.
Richard Allen Reid, 44, of Rogue River died Saturday, August 28, 2004 at his home.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 15 at the Fruitdale Church of the Brethren, with Rev. Gary Meeks, pastor, officiating. Chapel of the Valley Funeral Home-L.B. Hall Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Richard Reid Memorial Fund, c/o Fruitdale Church of the Brethren, 1474 Fruitdale Dr., Grants Pass, OR 97527.
He was born September 2, 1959 in Grants Pass to Hall M. and Florence (Drake) Reid. He was a graduate of Grants Pass High School. He served as a boatswain's mate in the U.S. Navy from June 1979 to November 1981. During his teen years he delivered the Grants Pass Courier. He worked at Stan's Drive-In for five years and was a manager for J.J. North's Grand Buffet in Grants Pass and Medford at the time of his death. He never married.
Reid was a member of the Fruitdale Church of the Brethren, The Boy Scouts of America, the Josephine County Sportsman's Association and the Walker Mountain Long Rifles Club. He enjoyed fishing, model railroads and black powder shooting.
Survivors include his life companion, Gwen Menke of Rogue River; his sister, Mary Winters of Grants Pass, four other sisters and three brothers; a step-son, Anthony Baca of Citrus Heights, CA; his uncle and aunt, Robert and Dorothia Drake of Grants Pass; his grandson, Cameron Baca of Citrus Heights, CA; cousins, nephews and nieces. His father and mother died in 1973.
Bertie M. Bomberger, 79, of Rogue River died Tuesday, August 24, 2004 at Highland House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
A graveside service will be held at 9 a.m., Thursday at Eagle Point National Cemetery, with the Rev. Kenn Bern officiating. Chapel of the Valley-L.B. Hall Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She was born Bertie May Pankratz on April 21, 1925 in Sheridan, WY. On November 12, 1943 in Pasadena, CA, she married Charles H. Bomberger, who survives. They moved to Wimer from El Monte, CA in 1981. She was a homemaker.
Bertie enjoyed gardening and travel in the United States.
In addition to her husband, survivors include three daughters, Catherine Rainwater of San Antonio, TX and Laura L. Fraley and Carol M. Hoyle both of Coos Bay; three sisters, Betty Peterson of Great Falls, MT, Ora J. Atkinson of South Pasadena, CA, and Effie E. Winsky of Harlowton, MT; and six grandchildren.
Vernon Ralph Carlblom, 78, of Rogue River died Friday August 27, 2004 at Three Rivers Community Hospital. Private family services will be held. Chapel of the Valley-L.B. Hall Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He was born December 29, 1925 in Minneapolis, MN. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1943 until his retirement in 1964. He moved to Rogue River in 1974 from Vallejo, CA.
In addition to his wife, Betty Carlblom of Rogue River, he is survived by three sons, Eric Carlblom of San Jose, CA, Ted Carlblom of Vallejo, CA and Keith Carlblom of Oklahoma; three daughters, Dillard Anne Mulligan of Central Point, Beverly Pallitta of Palm Coast, FL and Frederikka Payne of Moss Beach, CA; two sisters, Dorothy Severson of Minnesota and Lorraine Morrison of Seattle; several grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Thomas J. 'Jay' Davidson
Memorial services for Thomas J. "Jay" Davidson, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 4, 2004 at Hope Presbyterian Church, 515 Broadway in Rogue River. Pastor Brian Boisen will officiate. Private interment was held at Hawthorne Memorial Gardens in Grants Pass.
Davidson, 93, of Rogue River, died Thursday, Aug. 26, 2004 at his home.
He was born June 11, 1911 in Hazelton, Indiana to Thomas N. and Elizabeth Davidson. He attended school in Vincennes, Indiana. On May 24, 1941 in Las Vegas, Nevada, he married the former E. Pauline Babb. They lived in Long Beach, California until 1945 when they moved to the Rogue Valley and settled in Rogue River. In 1950 he built the house which is still the family home. As he wished, he lived out his last days in that home.
During World War II, Jay worked as an assembly line inspector for Vultee Aircraft Corp. in California. After moving to Oregon, he worked as a door hardware salesman. For a time, he worked for Jedlow Lumber Mill in Tolo. He also installed rain gutters on new homes in the Rogue Valley for several years before acquiring the garage door distributorship, Crawford Overhead Garage Door Distributorship of Southern Oregon. He sold the business and retired in 1976.
Jay was a member of Hope Presbyterian Church for many years. He especially enjoyed outdoor activities including hunting, fishing, golfing, gardening and was a skilled horseshoe player.
Survivors include his wife, E. Pauline Davidson of Rogue River; daughters, Diana J. Burns of Roseburg, OR, Janis G. Pugh of Rogue River; a son, Thomas D. Davidson of Phoenix. OR; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 10 brothers and sisters.
Irene Enerson, 86 of Rogue River, died Friday, August 27 of liver cancer.
She was born Irene Margaret Sanford in 1918 in Vallejo, CA and lived most of her life in the San Francisco Bay area. In the late 1980s, she moved to Rogue River with her husband, Louis Enerson, who died in 1999.
During her life, Irene was a singer, dancer, artist, photographer, seamstress, dollmaker and Master Gardener. She traveled extensively throughout the U.S. and Mexico and to Europe and Egypt. She retired from Kaiser Permanente Hospital, Hayward, CA in the mid-1980s with over 20 years of service as a central appointments clerk. She was baptized a Jehovah's Witness in 1960 and was a devoted sister in the Rogue River congregation. She is survived by her two children, Susan Gee Rumsey, of Richmond, CA and Robert Earl Rumsey of Oakland, CA.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, September 5 at 4 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 181 W. Evans Creek Road, Rogue River.