Glenn Howard Regnaud, 79, of Rogue River, died Monday, March 14, 2005 at Fairview Transitional Health Care Center.
Graveside services will be at 11:00 am on March 21 at Eagle Point National Cemetery with Pastor Dan O'Donnell officiating. Hull & Hull Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements.
Remembrances may be made to Rogue River Civic Club.
He was born on May 3, 1925 in San Bernardino, CA. During World War II he served under Admiral Halsey, known as "Bull" Halsey, on the USS Wabash in the South Pacific. On August 26, 1947 he married the former Lorraine A. McAndrews, who survives. He was self-employed as a certified public accountant. He and his wife moved to Rogue River from California 15 years ago.
He enjoyed gardening and lapidary work.
In addition to his wife, Lorraine Regnaud of Rogue River, survivors include his daughter, Denise Stevens of Grants Pass; his son, Jon Regnaud of Rogue River; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Robert Lyng, 73, of Rogue River, died Thursday, March 10 at the Veteran's Administration Medical Center in Roseburg, OR.
No services are planned. Southern Oregon Cremation Services are in charge of arrangements.
Robert was born December 22, 1931 in Baldwin Park, CA and attended Covina High School. He served two stints in the Air Force, from February 1948 to March 1951 as a radio operator and through June 1954 (SAC in Korea.) He married the former Twila Ingram of Pocatello, ID who preceded him in death. Later, on November 8, 1956, he married Barbara Lee Holmes. The couple lived in Ontario until moving to Lake Elsinore in 1976. After retiring, they lived in several Oregon coastal towns before settling in Rogue River in July 2004. For 16 years while living in Ontario, he was employed by Ontario Datsun.
He especially enjoyed RV traveling, hunting, fishing, silversmithing, western movies and history.
He belonged to Good Sam Club, the Elks Lodge, and Eagles Lodge.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara "Bobbie" Lyng of Rogue River; a son, Tom Lyng and his wife Marva of Rogue River; a daughter, Teri Sue Burstedt of Pocatello, ID; a sister, Marie Clayton of Bolivar, MO; a brother, John Morehead of Covina, CA; ten grandchildren and several great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents Mel Dodenhoff and Harriett Morehead, and a daughter, Sheri Pinnt.
John H. "Danny" Danskin, 89, of Rogue River, died Monday, March 7, 2005 at his daughter's home.
A memorial service was held at Rogue Valley Community Church with Pastor Dick Kelso officiating, Private intermenty was at Woodville Cemetery.
He was born December 27, 1915 in Nevada, IA. On February 20, 1942 in Glendale, CA he married Martha Leacock. He worked as a design engineer and was a key contributor to the design of the kidney dialysis machine. He was honored by NASA for contributions to the space program. In 1978 he moved to Rogue River from Northridge, CA.
He was a member of the Western States Muzzle Loaders; NRA; and the Josephine County Sportsman Association.
He enjoyed as hobbies, muzzle loaders, ham radio, old cars and creating stuff in his machine shop. He was extremely kind to everyone and made great peanut butter and honey sandwiches. He also designed and built guns and was known for his top quality gun barrels.
Survivors include his wife, Martha H. Danskin of Rogue River; a son, Timothy J. Danskin of Rogue River; a daughter, Judith E. Pagarigan of Grants Pass; two sisters, Dorothy Stotsenberg of Malibu, CA; and Maryola Burkhead of Oakland, CA; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Max Danskin.
Douglas Keith Leighton, 67 of Gold Hill died Thursday, March 24 at Providence Medford Medical Center in Medford. Graveside service will be held March 30 at 2:00 pm at Eagle Point National Cemetery. L.B. Hall Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Providence Hospice, 1660 E. McAndrews, Medford, OR 97504.
Douglas was born on November 25, 1936 in Rumford, ME to Francis and Julie Leighton. He served in the U.S. Air Force from June 17, 1957 until his honorable discharge on June 3, 1960. Douglas married his wife Nancy on March 25, 1989 in Connecticut. Together they moved to Gold Hill from Torrington, CT in 1989. Douglas worked for the state of Connecticut for many years as a materials manager. After he moved to southern Oregon he worked part time for Chapel of the Valley L.B. Hall Funeral Home. Douglas enjoyed bowling, traveling, playing poker and slot machines at Seven Feathers. He was a member of the Rogue River School Board.
Survivors include his wife, Nancy of Gold Hill; his sons, Vincent of Austin, TX, Jonathan and Matthew of Gold Hill, his mother-in-law Nancy Kay of Gold Hill; sister-in-law Lorraine of Torrington, CT; and sister and brother-in-law Rosie and James of Medford.
Gilbert Joseph "Gil" Johnson, 76, of Rogue River, died Friday, March 25, 2005 at Three Rivers Community Hospital.
Memorial services will be at 4:00 pm on March 31 at Hull & Hull Chapel with Deacon Jim McVeigh officiating. Hull & Hull Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements.
Remembrances may be made to the Paralyzed Veterans of America, 561 SE Powell Blvd., Portland, OR 97506.
He was born in Los Angeles, CA on June 25, 1928. In June of 1946 he graduated from Cathedral High School in Los Angeles and furthered his education through college night classes. On June 19, 1948 in Los Angeles, he married the former Rose Marie Engelman, who survives. In Los Angeles, he owned service stations and later became a long-haul truck owner and operator. He retired as a street maintenance supervisor for the City of Los Angeles in 1984. In 1986 he moved to Rogue River from Los Angeles to be nearer his family. For a short period of time he drove truck locally.
He was a member of the National Rifle Association; American Association of Retired Persons; and Los Angeles City Employees Retirement System.
He enjoyed camping, target shooting, motorcycle riding, and high performance auto racing. He spent countless hours sharing his automotive gift with his children, grandchildren and neighborhood youth. He always enjoyed a good joke.
In addition to his wife Rose Marie Johnson; survivors include his daughter, Jean Marie Hart; two sons, Larry Johnson and Michael Johnson, all of Rogue River; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
His parents, Charles J. and Margaret (Mossoni) Johnson, and his brother Charles V. Johnson, preceded him in death.
Donald Hilsabeck, Sr.
Donald Dean Hilsabeck, Sr., 71, of Rogue River, died Monday, March 21, 2005 at Three Rivers Community Hospital.
Private family services will be held. Hull & Hull Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements.
He was born on May 21, 1933 in Spencer, IA. From 1952 to 1960 he served in the U.S. Navy. Six years ago he moved to Rogue River from Klamath Falls. Prior to that, he lived in Azusa, CA for 15 years.
He enjoyed fishing and hunting.
Survivors include his three daughters, Audrey Cusamano of Kerby; Sheila Ganzer of Hesperia, CA; and Penny Kizer of Merlin; his son, Donald Dean Hilsabeck Jr. of Las Vegas; two sisters, Lucille Barnes of Baker, OR and Joan Rodgers of Lake Isabella, CA; and his brother, Harold Hilsabeck of Lake Isabella, CA; six grandchildren, and two great-grandsons.
Geraldine B. BeDell
Geraldine B. BeDell, 86, of Rogue River, died Monday, March 7, 2005 at Three Rivers Community Hospital.
Private services will be held. Hull & Hull Funeral Directors were in charge of arrangements.
Donations may be made to WinterSpring For Living With Loss and Grief, PO Box 8169, Medford, OR 59704.
She was born on September 21, 1918 in Clovis, NM and was one of six children. On August 31, 1937 in Vincennes, IN, she married Bernard Raymond BeDell who preceded her in death. She moved to Rogue River 21 years ago from Las Vegas, NV. She was known by her friends in Rogue River as "Gerry."
She was a member of St. Francisville Methodist Church in St. Francisville, IL. For 15 years she volunteered with the St. Jude Childrens Hospital in Las Vegas.
She was an avid doll collector and enjoyed arranging flower decor.
Survivors include her daughter, Janice Weaklend; and her son, Kenneth BeDell, both of Rogue River; three grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
James Junior Marrington, 80, of Gold Hill, died April 20, 2005 at his home after a short illness.
Family services were held. Southern Oregon Cremation Services are in charge of arrangements. Remembrances may be made to the charity of your choice.
He was born April 14, 1925 in Canby, MN. On March 1, 1946 in Watsonville, CA he married Doris Skillicom. In 1967 he graduated from the Bible Institute of Los Angeles (now Biola College).
He was employed by Southern Pacific Railroad until his retirement. In 1981 he moved to Gold Hill from Watsonville, CA.
He was a Nascar fan and enjoyed fishing and hunting.
In addition to his wife, Doris Marrington of Gold Hill, he is survived by a daughter, Sherryl Bergmann; a son-in-law, Len Bergmann both of Rogue River; two grandsons, Eric Bergmann and his wife Dawn of Eugene and Mike Bergmann of China; and a sister-in-law, Cathlene Marrington of Gold Hill.
Peter S. Johnson died April 11, 2005 in Yucaipa, CA. Private services will be held.
He served in the Army and lived in Rogue River 20 years, working in construction.
He is survived by his son Brian Johnson of Palm Desert, CA; three brothers, Ron and Larry Johnson of Rogue River, and Mike Johnson of Highland, CA; and one sister Connie Wetzel of Temecula, CA.
Ervin Grubbe, 102, of Gold Hill, died Friday, April 29 at Three Rivers Community Hospital.
No services will be held. Southern Oregon Cremation Services are in charge of arrangements.
Helen Inez Gregg Payne, 97, of Rogue River, died May 18 at an adult care home.
A time of remembrance was held May 22. Private intermenty will be in Hutchinson, KS.
Remembrances may be made to Alpha Delta Kappa Scholarship Fund, 2954 Eldorado Dr., Medford, OR 97504-7565.
She was born October 21, 1907 at Metz, MO to Harry and Florence Gregg. At age 17 she began her 35-year teaching career by teaching all eight grades in a one-room rural schoolhouse.
She graduated with a degree in elementary education from Kansas State College in Pittsburg and spent most of her career teaching kindergarten through third grade in Kansas schools. On December 27, 1933 in Nevada, MO she married Richard Marshall Payne, who preceded her in death in 1990. In 1995 she moved to Rogue River from central Kansas where she lived for 60 years.
She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Hutchinson, KS; a long time member of Order of the Eastern Star and American Association of University Women; and a life member of Alpha Delta Kappa teacher's sorority.
She was an avid reader and bird watcher, and also loved crossword puzzles. She made many lovely needlepoint pieces.
She is survived by a daughter, Barbara Pomeroy of Rogue River; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Eva Mighetto, 94 of Rogue River, died Thursday, May 12, 2005 at her home. Private family services will be held. Grants Pass Funeral Alternatives is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by a son, Joe Medina of Corpus Christi, TX; one daughter, Lupe Welch of Rogue River; 12 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, 25 great-great grandchildren, and 5 great-great-great grandchildren.