Leigh "Lee" Lucas
Leigh "Lee" Lucas, 81, Rogue River, died Sunday, December 19 at his home.
A memorial service will be planned some time following the New Year. Remembrances may be sent to Mustard Seed School, PO Box 1047, Rogue River, OR 97537.
He was born June 6, 1923 in San Francisco, CA. He began his working career at Bank of America. During World War II, he served in the infantry and received a Bronze Star. Following the war, Lee returned to the United States and resumed his work for Bank of America working his way up to Assistant Vice President. He retired after 40 years working for the Bank of America. Lee married Catherine Jane Armstrong on November 2, 1947. After living 25 years in Walnut Creek, CA and following his retirement from Bank of America, they moved to Rogue River in 1986. During his retirement years in Rogue River, Lee gave back to his community by serving on the city council, becoming mayor, and serving as Board chairman of the Mustard Seed School, a ministry of Hope Presbyterian Church.
Lee enjoyed bowling, traveling and reading.
Survivors include his son, Robert Lucas of Rogue River; his daughter, Naoma Armstrong (Tom) of Ontario, OR; sister Fay Johnson of Palo Alto, CA; three grandchildren, David Armstrong of Murrieta, CA; Abby Armstrong and Rachel Armstrong, both of Ontario, OR.
Former Grants Pass resident, Mary Elizabeth Wilson, 87, of Medford died Monday, January 3, 2005 at Farmington Square.
A memorial service will be at 11:00 am, January 6, 2005 at Foots Creek Chapel with Pastor Mike Moore officiating. Private intermenty will be at Eagle Point National Cemetery. Southern Oregon Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Alzheimer's Foundation, 1311 NW 21st Avenue, Portland, OR 97209 or the American Red Cross, Rogue Valley Chapter, 60 Hawthorne Street, Medford, OR 97504.
Mary was born November 23, 1917 in Noti, Oregon. In 1940 she graduated from Oregon State College with a home economics degree. On July 1, 1940 in Eugene she married Wayne F. Wilson. At the end of World War II when Wayne returned from serving in Japan, they moved to Grants Pass. In October 2003 she moved to Medford.
She was a Girl Scout leader, worked on the election Board for many years, baked and decorated wedding cakes and taught cake decorating.
She loved quilting, camping, and was an avid reader.
In addition to her husband, Wayne Wilson of Rogue River, she is survived by five children, Loverna Wilson of Corvallis; Betty Schultz of Rogue River; Wayne Wilson, Jr. of Pleasanton, CA; Marge Jameson of Medford; and Bob Wilson of Grants Pass; 13 grandchildren, eight great grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Colista R. Moore, 90, of Rogue River, died Tuesday, January 4, 2005 at Three Rivers Community Hospital.
A graveside service will be at 1:00 pm on Saturday, January 8, 2005 at Woodville Cemetery. Hull & Hull Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements.
Remembrances may be made to the Woodville Cemetery Association, PO Box 1051, Rogue River, OR 97537.
She was born on December 15, 1914 in Payette, ID. She graduated from Medford High School in 1935. In 1936 in Medford, she married Roy J. Moore, who preceded her in death. She had lived in Rogue River since 1942. She developed the Woodville Museum and was in charge of the Woodville Cemetery for many years. She also wrote the column "Remember When" for the Rogue River Press.
She enjoyed antiques and garage sales.
Survivors include her two sons, Harold (Hal) Moore of Rogue River; and Gary Moore of Anchorage, AK; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Marilee Moore in 1952.
Janet Marie Honea, 19 of Grants Pass, died December 31. A memorial will be held Thursday, January 6 at 10:00 am at Chapel of the Valley-L.B. Hall Funeral Home in Grants Pass.
She is survived by her father, J. R. Honea of Grants Pass; one sister, Loret Honea of Grants Pass; one brother, Dale Honea of Rogue River; nieces Halee Rose of Grants Pass and Kailin Honea of Rogue River; and one nephew, Cody Honea of Rogue River.
Patricia "Paddy" Ann Thompson, 53, of Rogue River died Wednesday January 5 at her home.
Private services were held. Grants Pass Funeral alternatives was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Asante Hospice, 1505 NW Washington, Grants Pass, OR 97526.
She was born November 1, 1951 in Corpus Christi, TX. She moved to Rogue River six years ago from Mississippi.
She is survived by her son, Happy Allen Hall of El Reno, OK; sisters Kathryn Aschbrenner of San Marcos, CA and Pamela Hanson of Oroville, CA; mother Kathryn Hayes Lance of Oroville, CA and grandson Hayden Allen Hall of El Reno, OK.
Alvin Keith Schroyer, 61, of Rogue River, died Sunday, January 9, 2005 at his home.
A memorial service will be at 11:00 am on Saturday, January 15 at Hull & Hull Chapel with Chaplain Carol Howser of Lovejoy Hospice officiating. Southern Oregon Cremation Services are in charge of arrangements.
He was born on May 26, 1943 in Geneva, IL. He served in the U.S. Navy. On May 26, 1973, his 30th birthday, he married the former Sally Stonis, who preceded him in death in January 1987. In 1978 he and his family moved to Rogue River. Al worked as a lineman for Illinois Bell, Pacific Bell and Qwest and retired from Qwest in May of 2002 after 32 years of service.
He loved time spent with family, especially his ten grandchildren. Al also enjoyed golfing with his phone company buddies.
Survivors include his four daughters, Amy Berg, Marci Sarver and Traci Powell all of Grants Pass; and Staci Balanay of San Jose, CA; his sister, Carol Wilson of Port Charlotte, FL; his brother, Jerald Schroyer of Warrenville, IL; and ten grandchildren.
Robert Haynes "Bob" Cook, 78, of Rogue River, passed away Tuesday January 4, 2005 in Medford.
The funeral service will be January 12 at 1:00 pm at the Veteran's National Cemetery in Eagle Point. Perry Atkinson will officiate.
Bob was born July 2, 1926 in Salt Lake City, UT, to Neal Watterson Cook and Sarah Abigail (Brower) Cook. He served in the U.S. Army in WWII as a Paratrooper and was a lifetime member of the American Airborne Association.
On Sept. 27, 1947 he married Lillian Janet Spencer in Rockville, RI, who preceded him in death in March 2000 in Medford.
Bob and Lillian moved their family to Medford in 1961 from Grandview, WA, after vacationing at Union Creek and falling in love with the Rogue Valley. He worked for various radio stations in advertising, including KDOV, and was manager of KYJC. He and his two sons owned several shoe stores in Medford in the 1980-90s.
He is survived by his daughter Lori Lantz of Medford; sons Bob Jr. (Melanie) of Medford; David (Linda) of Ruch; grandson Michael of Medford; his sister Martha Louise Swan of Portland; and various nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother Neal.
Kathleen B. Blakely, 82, of Rogue River, died Sunday, January 2, 2005 at Highland House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, after a long illness.
Funeral service was held January 8 at Chapel of the Valley-L.B. Hall Funeral Home in Grants Pass. Private intermenty was at Granite Hill Cemetery in Grants Pass.
She was born July 7, 1922 in Boyd OR. She resided most of her life in the Rogue Valley area.
Survivors include her husband, Frank Blakely of Rogue River; one son, Dan Parker of Florence, OR; one daughter, Carol Blakely of Rogue River; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Roy Frank Sha, 93, of Rogue River died Wednesday, January 12 at Three Rivers Community Hospital.
A memorial service was held at Calvary Lutheran Church with Pastor Don Carlson officiating. Committal followed at Eagle Point National Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Lutheran Church, 909 NE A Street, Grants Pass, OR 97526.
He was born September 18, 1911 in Fergus Falls, MN, where he also grew up. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy. On January 29, 1989 in Woodland, CA, he married Margaret E. Fuller, who survives. He moved to Grants Pass in February 1989 from Woodland. He worked for many years as a farmer in Minnesota. He also worked in the manufacture of campers and trailers in California.
Sha was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church. He enjoyed bowling and dancing.
In addition to his wife, survivors include two sons, Michael Sha of Gold Hill and Anthony Sha of La Center, WA; one daughter, Jeanne Sha of Sacramento; a brother, Henry Sha of Minnesota; two sisters, Patty Stock and Esther Brown both of Fergus Falls, MN; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. His first wife, Marian, died in April 1980.