Allison (Lee) Wilson
Allison (Lee) MacArthur Wilson, 72 of Rogue River, died June 27, 2004.
Lee was born on November 14, 1931 in Burlington, VT to Walter and Sarah MacArthur and grew up in Saline, MI. She graduated from the University of Michigan in 1953 and married Robert Wilson that same year. They have five children –�Gordon, Allison, Eric, James and David, five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Lee moved to Rogue River in 1977 when her marriage license expired. She enjoyed reading, square dancing, bird watching, quilting, swimming and especially spending time with her family.
Services will be held Saturday, July 3 at 10 a.m. at the Woodville Cemetery in Rogue River.
Former Grants Pass and Rogue River resident LaNore Carter, 82, of Gridley, Calif., died Wednesday, June 9, 2004 of congestive heart failure.
No services are planned. Sorenson's Mortuary in Gridley is in charge of arrangements. Contributions may be made to Butte Home Health & Hospice, 10 Constitution Dr., Philadelphia Square, Chico, CA 95973.
Carter was born Dec. 15, 1921 in Gunnison, Colo. On June 14, 1942 in Upland, Calif., she married Herb Carter, who passed away Jan. 1, 2003. After World War II she lived in Grants Pass where her two children were born, then moved to El Rio, Calif. where she and Herb owned Carter Lumber Sales. They returned to the Grants Pass-Rogue River area and owned Frontier Mobile Estates prior to retirement. They moved to Gridley, Calif. in 1999.
She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, fishing, and playing cards and the piano.
She is survived by a daughter, Claudia Hughes of Gridley, Calif.; a son and daughter-in-law, Marl and Jill Carter of Coburg, Or.; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Eric Sterton, 46, of Gold Hill died Sunday (June 13, 2004) at home. He was born June 28, 1957 in Medford, OR., the son of Rodger and Marilyn Sterton. He graduated from Medford Senior High School in 1975.
He attended the University of Oregon in Eugene, OR. For the past 15 years he owned his on business, ERICS TAPS. His favorite pastime was golfing, reading and floating the river.
Survivors include a sister, Lori Sterton, Gold Hill, and a nephew, Jake Grondin, Gold Hill. He was preceded in death by both parents. At his request, there will be no service. Memorial contributions may be made to Providence Hospice. Name: Lori Sterton Phone: 541-855-9301
Jerry Lee Cooper, age 59, of Selma passed on peacefully Thursday, May 27, 2004 at Rogue Valley Medical Center in Medford.
Services were held Wednesday, June 9 at Hull & Hull chapel in Grants Pass.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Rogue Valley Medical Center, Cardiac Unit, 2825 East Barnett Rd., Medford, OR 97504, or a plant may be placed in Jerry's memory at his home in Selma.
Jerry was born July 10, 1944 at Viola, AR. He attended school in Concord and high school at Mt. Diablo High School in Concord. He was acclaimed as a master mechanic and a friend of everyone he met.
He loved hunting and fishing and moved to Oregon five years ago to pursue his dream.
Survivors include his wife Marta Cooper; daughters Jacinda and Ashley, all of Selma; Ciana and Angela both of Concord; sons Gary Cooper of Sacramento, jeremy Cooper of Redmond, OR; two brothers, Earl Cooper, Jr. and James Allen Cooper, many grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clara Cooper and Earl Cooper Sr., a brother Quinton Cooper; and sister Zana Bacta.
Willis Harold Stiehl, 89, of Rogue River, died Tuesday, June 1, 2004 at Three Rivers Community Hospital.
Private family services will be held. Hull & Hull Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements.
Willis was born June 6, 1914 in Beach, ND. In 1919 he moved to Rogue River where he attended schools and graduated as salutatorian at Rogue River High School in 1933. He was one of the original entrepreneurs. When he was 14 he bought his first piece of real estate, one acre for $80. By the age of 16 he started a tomato canning business called Wel-Pak. He later owned and operated Stiehl Brothers Meat Market and Grocery. During World War II he was mechanic foreman in Honolulu for a company that rebuilt the dry docks after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. He returned to Oregon with his Hawaiian bride and two children. He later owned Stiehl Logging Company and Stiehl's Foodland Farms, a large egg business.
He attended Grace Baptist Church in Rogue River.
He enjoyed collecting Chryslers.
Survivors include two sons, Theron Stiehl of Rogue River; and Robert Stiehl of Talent, eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Nani, daughter Elise Jean,and brother Fay Stiehl.
Irene C. Sturgis, 89, of Rogue River, died Saturday, May 29, 2004 at her home.
Private family services will be held. Southern Oregon Cremation Services are in charge of arrangements.
Remembrances may be made to Asante Hospice, 1505 NW Washington Blvd., Grants Pass, OR 97526.
Irene was born August 11, 1914 in Madras, OR. She lived in Hillsboro for most of her life before moving to Rogue River in July 2003.
She was a past member of Hillsboro United Methodist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star.
An avid golfer, she also enjoyed reading, gardening, playing bridge and crossword puzzles.
She is survived by two daughters, Jackie Cramer of Rogue River; and Linda Howard of Washington, DC; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three sisters and one granddaughter.
Raymond C. Frantz, born Sept. 4, 1928 in Oklahoma, passed on Sunday, May 30  in Grants Pass. Memorial Service to be held at the family home at 3455 Hosmer Lane, Gold Hill, noon on Saturday, June 5th. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Rogue River Friends of the Library.
Former Rogue River resident Sharon Dawn Reinhardt died May 19, 2004 after a short illness. She recently moved to Central Point.
Survivors include her husband, Rene, one daughter, Kathleen and two sons, Jack and Tony. She and her husband were active R.V.ers and were members of the local Rogue River Good Sams R.V. Club.
A memorial gathering for Robert "Bob" Acosta will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 29, 2004 at Rogue River Community Annex, 138 Broadway, Rogue River.
Acosta, 62, of Gold Hill, died Jan. 14, 2004 at Providence Medical Center. He was born on Feb. 19, 1941 in Ventura, CA to Ralph and Camilla Acosta. On Nov. 30, 1992 in Silverdale, WA he married Linda Ingram who survives.
Acosta was a famous car builder/painter. He worked as a truck driver until his retirement in 1986.
He enjoyed cars, motorcycles and racing.
In addition to his wife, survivors include two sons, Chris and Curtis Acosta; and two grandchildren.
Arthur "Carl" Allison, 73, of Rogue River, died Thursday, January 29, 2004 at his home after a long illness.
Memorial services will be 2:00 p.m., February 14, 2004 at Foots Creek Chapel, 913 Foots Creek Road, Gold Hill. Private intermenty will be at Woodville Cemetery in Rogue River. Southern Oregon Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Allison was born April 23, 1930 in Clarkston, WA. He married Doris Jean Jones in Springfield, OR on September 7, 1951. The couple shared 52 years of marriage. He came to Oregon from Woodland, CA in 1981. For the past eight years he had lived in Rogue River.
Mr. Allison served in the United States Navy, playing the guitar and coronet in the Navy band. He worked in the building industry his entire career, retiring from Illinois Valley Building Supply in Cave Junction in 1995. He worked for Skyline Mobile Homes for many years prior to moving to Oregon.
He loved fishing, gardening, traveling, pets and especially his ministry of music. He directed church choirs and congregational singing for over 40 years.
He was a member of Foots Creek Chapel.
In addition to his wife, Doris Allison of Rogue River, survivors include his daughter, Carla Munoz and her husband Rey of Woodland, CA; two granddaughters, Emily Munoz of Woodland; and Kim Munoz of San Diego.
Nathan "Nate" Raymond Alm, 92, of Grants Pass, died Friday, February 6, 2004 at Fair View Transitional Health Center.
Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 11 at Hull & Hull Funeral Directors. A graveside service will be at 12:00 noon on Thursday, February 12, 2004 at Hawthorne Memorial Gardens. Hull & Hull Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements.
He was born on May 28, 1911 in Sharon Springs, KS. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army as a Tech. Sergeant and a "mule skinner" and traveled all over the world. On September 6, 1949 in Reno, NV, he married Edna Mae Kienitz, who preceded him in death on December 2, 1995. While living in California, he raised exotic birds. Also he worked for the Cactus Queen Mine for the government; served on the Sun Maid Raisin Board; and was the owner and operator of a grape vineyard in Selma, CA. After moving to Oregon he owned and operated a dairy farm and was a bee keeper.
He volunteered for Rogue River Meals on Wheels and the Rogue River Senior Center.
He enjoyed playing bingo, being with people and was known for his sense of humor.
He is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
S. Bon Cordier
S. Bon Cordier, 69, of Rogue River died Tuesday February 2, 2004 at his home.
At his request there will be no services. He asked that people remember him in their own way. Grants Pass Funeral Alternatives is in charge of arrangements.
Bon was born November 28, 1934 in Dover, NJ to S. Bon, Sr. and Irene Cordier. He moved to the Rogue Valley when he was 6 years old, living in Central Point and Jacksonville. He graduated from Medford High School in 1953 and Oregon Technical Institute in 1955.
Bon worked for Safeway before completing two years in the U.S. Army, stationed in Germany. Upon his return he worked for Flahrers Bakery and Smith Lumber Company in Medford, retiring in 1991.
On December 27, 1991 he married Lois A. Fowler in Reno, NV. After three years in Salem they moved to the Rogue River area near Wimer, where he was closer to his beloved hunting and fishing spots.
Bon never knew a stranger. He loved people and will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Survivors include his wife, Lois; one son S. Bon Cordier III of Medford; one daughter, Shelli Benjamin of Davidson, MI; his brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Maryhugh Cordier of Medford; Honorary Mother, Ruth Warner of Medford; three grandchildren and six nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Clare McCarroll, brother John Perry Cordier and nephew Michael Cordier.
Special thanks to Dr. George Campbell of Jacksonville and to the wonderful people at Three Rivers Hospice who gave him such expert and loving care.
William Junior Cornelison, 64, of Gold Hill, died Saturday, March 27, 2004 at Rogue Valley Medical Center.
Funeral services were held on Thursday, April 1 at Foots Creek Chapel with Pastor Mike Moore and Pastor Milton Hayes officiating. Interment was at Eagle Point National Cemetery.
He was born on August 31, 1939 in Wesley, Arkansas. He served in the United States Air Force. On December 28, 1957 he married the former Betty "Jean" Sanders, who survives. He was a long time employee of Robco, Inc. in Grants Pass.
He was a member of the Oregon Hunters Association and a Masonic Lodge member.
He enjoyed hunting with his hounds and many friends. He also enjoyed fishing, playing the guitar, and being with his grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, Betty "Jean" Cornelison of Gold Hill, survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Rhonda Cornelison of Grants Pass; his daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl and Ted Perreard of Shedd, OR; three sisters, Ruby Clark of Bellflower, CA, Melba Roach of California City, CA and Joyce Bebout of Huntington Beach, CA; two brothers, Charles Cornelison of Gold Hill and Freddie Cornelison of Ontario, CA; four loving grandchildren who will carry on his memory forever, Chad and Rikki Perreard of Shedd, OR and T. J. and Tianna Cornelison of Grants Pass.
Bernice "Bea" Costa died Wednesday, April 28, 2004 at her home in Wimer. Bernice was born December 19, 1914 in Los Angeles, CA to Luigi and Rose Gugino. Bea moved to Wimer Covered Bridge Mobile Park in 1977 from San Fernando Valley, CA.
She was very active in the community. She belonged to Wimer Quilters, Wimer Bunco Group, Wimer Grange, Evans Valley Garden Club, Grants Pass Bowling Assoc., and the Mountain Stars Quilters.
She is survived by her two daughters, Genevieve Jochem and husband Ken of Wimer and Louise M. Smith and her husband Morry of Marysville, CA; four grandchildren, Kenny, Nick, Matt Jochem and Debbie Cant.; two great grandchildren, two sisters and one brother.
Graveside services were held at San Fernando Mission Cemetery, San Fernando, CA.
The family would like to thank friends and Providence Hospice for their support and loving care.
Former Rogue River resident Cletus "Clete" Daily died of cancer on February 8, 2004 on the island of Kauai in Hawaii.
Clete was born February 10, 1937, to Frank and Laura Mae (Sell) Daily, in Orleans, Nebraska. The family moved to Oregon in 1937. Clete grew up in Oregon and graduated in 1955 from Rogue River High School where he was an outstanding athlete in football and basketball.
He served four years in the United States Air Force with the 1381st Geodetic Survey Squadron formed to survey requirements for the developing ICBM System. He served in Cuba with the USAF during the Cuban Revolution. Clete returned to Cuba in 2000 and 2002 on friendship and humanitarian missions.
Clete graduated from Oregon State University in 1964 with a degree in Civil Engineering. He worked for the Oregon Department of Transportation, and later for a Seattle engineering firm, before moving to Montana.
He worked with a firm in Missoula, went on to establish his own engineering firm, Clete Daily & Associates, in Helena, Montana, specializing in Traffic and Urban Planning. He developed Cruise Avenue in Helena, and U.S. Highway 12, under Clete Daily & Associates. Clete also owned and operated Lakeside Resort on Hauser Lake for a number of years.
He and Joseph Campeau formed Northwest Planners, successfully marketing plans to five cities for urban renewals, comprehensive sewer and water plans and central districts' revitalization plans.
Clete had a zest for life and had a wide range of interests. Because of his interest in history, in 1977, he was appointed by the Lewis & Clark County Commissioners as one of the founding members of the Lewis & Clark Trail Bicentennial Commission of Lewis & Clark County. He served as president, vice president, and two years as treasurer. He was instrumental in overseeing grants, in project development for the Lincoln area, Devil's Elbow and the Great Northern Riverwalk on event planning and implementation.
He was a Big Brother through the Helena Big Brother and Big Sister program from October 1993-May 1997. He was Big Brother of the Year in 1995.
He loved the outdoors and enjoyed fishing, hunting, hiking and scuba diving. He enjoyed music, art, reading and working crossword puzzles. He wrote poetry and was an excellent cook.
Clete is survived by his two sisters, Jessica Reding of Grants Pass, Oregon, and Arlene J. Fitzgerald of Port Orford, Oregon; brother, Kin Daily of Salem, Oregon; daughter Sherry Cowie and granddaughter Mellisa and grandson Jason of Rogue River, Oregon; son and daughter-in-law Gary and Leah Daily, and grandsons Zach, Levi and Justin of Rogue River, Oregon; son Kris Daily and wife, and granddaughter, Ashley, of Coeur d' Alene, Idaho; former wife Faye Daily of Helena and special friend, Pam Haglund of Kalispell, Montana.
Clete was devoted to his family. He was a wonderful brother, father and grandfather. He was preceded in death by his parents. He was very much loved by his family and friends and will be greatly missed.
A memorial and social gathering in remembrance of Clete Daily will be held at a later date. Interment of his cremated remains will be at the Montana State Veterans Cemetery at Fort Harrison, Montana.
Royal Berkley DeLand, 84, of Grants Pass died Thursday, April 29, 2004 of bone cancer.
A celebration of life will be held at the Woodville Cemetery in Rogue River at a later date. Hull & Hull Funeral directors is in charge of arrangements.
DeLand was born May 4, 1919 in Magna, UT. He was orphaned at age 14 and went to live with his older brother, George. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1940 and served 22 years.
He was awarded many naval commendations, including a ribbon for Korean service with four bronze stars.
After serving on the Rogue River planning commission, DeLand was elected the city's mayor in 1975. He served as mayor for ten years, making seniors his first priority. He was the driving force behind the city's senior center (now community center) and, in 1989 was presented the Senator's Senior Volunteer award by then Sen. Bob Packwood.
Survivors include his wife Neoma; two daughters, Dee DeLand and Darilyn Koster; a son, Don DeLand; and step-daughter, Patty.