Scott Darro Maxey, 43, of Malvern, AR died Friday, September 17, 2004.
He was born August 12, 1961 in San Bernardino, CA.
He was the owner of Arkansas Straight Line Roofing and a member of the First Assembly of God in Malvern.
He is survived by his wife, Jeannie M. Maxey of Malvern; a daughter, Jenny Maxey of Texas; a son, Tyler P. Dixon of Coeur d'Alene, ID; a step-son, Bubba Lloyd Hamm of Malvern; parents Lonnie D. and Nancy C. Maxey of Rogue River, OR, two brothers, Jeffrey Maxey of California and Bradley K. Maxey of Rogue River; a sister, Kelly Oesterblad of Leesburg, VA.
Funeral services were held at the First Assembly of God in Malvern. Burial will be at Woodville Cemetery in Rogue River. The Rev. Tony Burris will officiate.
Ronald Robert Fugiel, 63, of Rogue River, died Saturday, September 25, 2004 at his home. A private family service will be held.
He was born December 26, 1940 in Chicago, IL. On April 1, 1987 he married Carol Fifer Sinclair in Coeur d'Alene, ID. He had lived in the Rogue Valley since 2003, moving from Amity, OR.
Ron was a manufacturing engineer in Flight Test for Boeing Airplane Co. in Seattle for 25 years, retiring in 2002. He served in the U.S. Army from 1959 to 1962. He was a member of the SPEEA Engineering Association and former Scuba diver and a member of PADI (Professional Assoc. of Divers International.) He enjoyed reading, computers, war history, outdoor activities, recreational vehicle traveling and his dogs.
In addition to his wife Carol Lee Fifer Fugiel of Rogue River, he is survived by two daughters, Jori Peterson of Rockford, IL and Jana Peters of Downers Grove, IL; one son Bradley Fugiel of Rockford, IL; three step-daughters, Laura Gwen Sinclair of Rogue River, Michelle Leigh Lobo of San Diego, and Nicolle (Onge) Angelique Popovic of Sacramento; one step-son Cameron Lee Sinclair of St. Charles, MO; three brothers, Dennis Fugiel of Chicago; Daniel Fugiel of Rosco, IL, and Raymond Fugiel of Sugar Grove, IL; one aunt Helen Prisby of Chicago; and 11 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Anna Przbysc Fugiel and Benjamin Fugiel.
Robert Arthur Bennett, 90, of Rogue River, died Tuesday, October 5, 2004 at Royale Gardens Health & Rehabilitation Center.
No services are planned. Southern Oregon Cremation Services are in charge of arrangements.
Thomas Benton Smothers, 73 of Rogue River, died Thursday, October 14, 2004 at Rogue Valley Medical Center.
A wake will be held from 12:00 noon until 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 30, 2004 at the Smothers Residence, "The Doghouse." Southern Oregon Cremation Services are in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in his name to the Marine Corp League, Rogue Valley Detachment, c/o John A. Woods, Commandant, 442 Honeylynn Lane, Grants Pass, OR 97527; or the Evans Valley Fire District #6 Aux., c/o Patricia Ott, 11450 E. Evans Creek Rd., Rogue River, OR 97537; or to the charity of your choice.
He was born on September 22, 1931 in Royalton, IL. On February 11, 1952 in Piggon, AR, he married Mary Louise Rogers, who survives. He retired as a gunnery sergeant in 1975 after serving for 23 years in the U.S. Marine Corp. He later worked as a physician's assistant and retired in 1993. He and his wife moved to Rogue River nine years ago from Kent, WA.
He volunteered in the fire department in Kent, and currently was on the Evans Valley Fire District #6 Auxiliary. He was a member of the Marine Corp League, Rogue Valley Detachment.
He was an avid woodworker. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling and all outdoor activities.
In addition to his wife, Mary L. Smothers of Rogue River; survivors include his three sons, Thomas B. Smothers of Portland, David L. Smothers of Port Orchard, WA, and Mark R. Smothers, Sams Valley; his daughter, Suzanne Guzman of Buena Park, CA; his brother William E. Smothers of Peoria, IL; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Walter Henry Deck, 91, a former Rogue River resident of Madera, CA, died October 16, 2004 in Fresno, CA.
Graveside services were held.
He was born October 3, 1913 in New Lisbon, WI. On June 25, 1938 in Cicero, IL he married the former Laura Witt. She died in 1996. He moved to Madera, CA from Rogue River in 1997.
He enjoyed bowling and golf.
He is survived by a son, John T. Deck of Ridgecrest, CA; three daughters, Judith Turner of Madera, CA, Bonnie Black of Rogue River, and Sandra Ellison of Mesa, AZ; ten grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Jane Gallaway, 84, who lived for many years on Hickory Drive in Rogue River and was also a former resident of Grants Pass, died on November 9, in West Valley City, Utah.
Services were held in Orem, Utah, on November 15 at Walker Sanderson Mortuary and burial was in the Orem City Cemetery.
Jane was born on June 13, 1920, in Kanab, Utah. She pent her life in the loving service of others and was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, attending meetings in Grants Pass. She was the Relief Society President for many years and was assisted by Lillian De Land of Rogue River, who was one of Jane's many "best" friends.
She loved people, flowers and her garden. Jane was a talented cook and seamstress. She enjoyed fishing with her husband, Ben. Dancing was a joy to her and she attended the Rogue River Senior's Center dances for many years.
Jane is survived by her daughter, Marilynn Anderson of Vacaville, California, and by her son, Ben E. Gallaway of Herrimen, Utah. She has numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her brother, Maurice Tietjen of St. George, Utah, and by her sister, Rosanne Tietjen, of Ivins, Utah. Jane is also survived by her son-in-law Richard Anderson, and her daughter-in-law, Marilyn Gallaway.
Jane is survived by her companion, Don Schultz, whom she met after moving to Provo, Utah, in 2002. A close and loving couple, their warm bond and devotion to each other was inspiring and heartwarming. They especially enjoyed singing together and Jane was radiantly happy at Don's side. They were featured as the "Valentine Couple" in a Utah publication.
Jane is also survived by her former husband, George Weigel, of Glendale, Oregon.
Bernadine A. Clark, 72, of Rogue River died Saturday, November 27, 2004 at her home.
A graveside service will be held at 2:00 pm, Friday at Eagle Point National Cemetery, with Pastor Kevin Miller of Rogue River Seventh-day Adventist Church officiating. Chapel of the Valley - L.B. Hall Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Better Life Television, 1360 NE 9th St., Grants Pass, OR 97526.
She was born Bernadine Alfreda Luther April 6, 1932 in Yakima, WA. She studied music at Pacific Union College in Angwin, CA. On May 8, 1954 in Carson City, NV, she married Max Alvin Clark, who survives. They moved to Rogue River from California's Napa Valley 18 years ago. She was a real estate broker.
Bernadine was a member of the Rogue River Seventh-day Adventist Church. She had taught music and religion. She enjoyed sewing for her family.
In addition to her husband, survivors include two daughters, Nancy Odle of Grants Pass and Jeanie Price of Rogue River; a son, Marty Clark of Rogue River; one brother, Calvin Luther of Lodi, CA; and seven grandchildren.
David J. McGinnis, 44, went home to be with Jesus on Friday, December 10, 2004 in Rogue River.
Memorial services will be December 18 at 2:00 pm at the Rogue River Assembly of God in Rogue River.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Healing Rooms Ministries, 843 E. Main Street, Suite 301, Medford, OR 97504.
Grants Pass Funeral Alternatives is in charge of the arrangements.
He was born January 17, 1960 to David and Geneva Ann McGinnis in Memphis, TN. On December 13, 1978 he married his high school sweetheart, Julie Goode. He and his family moved to the Rogue Valley in 1995.
Dave loved the outdoors - hunting, fishing and horseback riding. A loving father of four, he was involved in all their activities. He coached boys and girls club football, basketball, little league baseball, softball and Rogue River High School girl's basketball. He attended Rogue River Assembly of God and was part of the ministry team at the Healing Rooms in Medford.
In addition to his wife Julie of Rogue River, he is survived by daughter and son-in-law Erica and Ivan Roman of Grants Pass; daughter Melissa McGinnis of Rogue River; two sons, David and Jeffery of Rogue River; father David McGinnis of Illinois; and one brother Mike and one sister Lori of Tennessee. He was preceded in death by his mother, Geneva Ann McGinnis.
Charles "Chuck" W. Clark, 79, of Rogue River, passed away on Friday, Nov. 26 while he and his new bride, Ann Hackett, were visiting his daughter and son-in-law in San Mateo, CA over the Thanksgiving holiday. Active all his life, Chuck was on a golf outing with his daughter and son-in-law when he suffered a massive heart attack and died instantly.
Mr. Clark was a 35-year Rogue River resident and native Oregonian, an Army veteran of World War II who served in the European theater and an educator who devoted nearly 30 years to the profession before he retired. Chuck was a graduate of the University of Oregon and a lifelong fan of the Oregon Ducks - he always tuned in to their games. He loved children, loved learning and was most proud of his time as the Principal at Evans Valley Elementary School where he served nearly 20 years.
After retiring, Chuck pursued his other passions - traveling the world, playing tennis with friends, dancing at the Vitality Center in Grants Pass, visiting family and friends at the drop of a hat, going to hear jazz, reading, bowling, swimming, and going to his beach cabin on the Oregon coast. He had the good fortune to fall in love again and was married to Ann Hackett on Sept. 26. Chuck was a warm-hearted, adventuresome soul who will be missed by his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Ann Hackett, his daughter, Carol, his son-in-law Bob Marks of San Mateo; his daughter-in-law, Kelli Clark of Portland; and his brother Edward L. Clark, Jr., and his wife Patsy of Salem. He delighted in his many nieces, nephews and their children and stayed in close contact with his family. He is preceded in death by his first wife, Betty and his son, Robert.
No services are planned at this time. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Friends of the Rogue River Library.
Lillian Zauner, 87, died Tuesday, December 14, 2004. Her husband, Peter, three children, seven grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren, survives her.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army.
Samuel C. Swanson, 83, of Rogue River, died Wednesday, December 15, 2004 at Rogue Valley Medical Center.
A funeral service was held Monday, Dec. 20 at Rogue River Assembly of God Church with Pastor Ron Swanson officiating. Interment followed at Woodville Cemetery.
He was born November 12, 1921 in Chickasha, OK. On February 28, 1942 in Maywood, CA he married Thea Shore. During World War II he served in the U. S. Air Force as a lieutenant colonel and continued to serve in the reserves. For 40 years he was self-employed as an electrical contractor in Paramount, CA. He moved to Rogue River 16 years ago from Long Beach, CA.
He was a member of Rogue River Assembly of God Church.
In addition to his wife, Thea Swanson of Rogue River; he is survived by four children, Sam Swanson, Thea Sternberg, Jerry Swanson and David Swanson all of Grants Pass; ten grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Elic B. "Brownie" Brown, 84, of Rogue River, died Friday, December 17, 2004 at Three Rivers Community Hospital, Grants Pass.
Graveside memorial services will be 1:00 pm Friday, January 7, 2005 at Eagle Point National Cemetery with Grants Pass Fleet Reserve Association conducting. Southern Oregon Cremation Services are in charge of arrangements.
Contributions may be made to Evans Valley Volunteer Fire Dept., 8677 E. Evans Creek Road, Rogue River, OR 97537.
He was born April 8, 1920 in Alturas, FL, the son of Benny and Alice Rheyberg Brown. He had a combined 33 years of service in the U.S. Navy and Civil Service, Pt. Mugu, CA. He moved to Rogue River 25 years ago.
He was a member of the Grants Pass Fleet Reserve Association and a past member of the Oxnard, CA Eagles Lodge.
He was a "handy man." He volunteered time to civic projects for the City of Rogue River and was known to the community as "Brownie - the chain saw man." He enjoyed fishing and gardening and was a yard sale-ology enthusiast.
Survivors include his wife Kathy Brown of Rogue River; son Kirk Brown of Simi Valley, CA; daughter, Linda Bledsoe of Long Beach, WA; stepsons, Robert M. Harris, PhD; and Noel B. Harris; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.