Sandra Lea Shane, 63, of Rogue River, died April 16, 2006 at Three Rivers Community Hospital.
No services are planned. Hull & Hull Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements.
She was born September 11, 1942 in Paso Robles, CA. She moved to Rogue River from Reno, NV 28 years ago. She worked in Home Health as a Certified Nurses Assistant for many years.
She was an avid tennis player in Rogue River. She also enjoyed gardening, the outdoors, crossword puzzles, reading, and was a "do-it-yourselfer."
Survivors include her four children, Stacey Newman of Sparks, NV; Jennifer Shane, John Shane and Beau Hannon all of Reno, NV; and two grandchildren.
Lorraine Adel Regnaud, 77, of Rogue River, died Sunday, April 30, 2006 at her home.
A memorial graveside service will be at 11:00 a.m. May 5, 2006 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 Faith House, c/o Hull & Hull, PO Box 67, Grants Pass, OR 97528.
She was born July 22, 1928 in San Diego, CA. During World War II she was a pen pal to 300 soldiers. On August 26, 1947 in San Bernardino, CA she married Glenn Regnaud. She worked as a secretary in the accounting firm she owned and operated along with her husband. She later worked in real estate for five years. She moved from Fort Jones, CA to Rogue River 19 years ago.
She attended Rogue Valley Community Church where she was a part of the Galileans senior group. For 19 years she was a member of both the Rogue River Civic Club and the Rogue River Garden Club where she was an officer. She was an outings volunteer at Fairview Transitional Health Center and also served as an activities directors assistant and was their number one supplier of baked goods. She also made baby clothes and supplied food to Faith House on a weekly basis for many years.
She was a seamstress and enjoyed flower gardening and crafts - including doll making and cross-stitch. She enjoyed baking and supplied baked goods to the parts and sales departments at Roe Motors. She was known as "The Hat Lady."
Survivors include a son, Jon Regnaud of Rogue River; a daughter, Denise Stevens of Grants Pass; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Glenne A. Holleman, 84, of Rogue River, died Sunday, April 23, 2006 at Royale Gardens Health & Rehabilitation Center.
A celebration of life will be at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, April 27, 2006 at Newman United Methodist Church with Pastor Brett Strobel officiating. Southern Oregon Cremation Services are in charge of arrangements.
Remembrances may be made to Parkinsons Resources of Oregon, 1015 NW 22nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97210.
Glenne was born December 28, 1921 in Oakland, CA. On June 6, 1943 in Hawaii she married Thompson B. Holleman. She lived in Rogue River for many years.
She was an active member of Newman United Methodist Church. She volunteered time at the Jackson County Library, Rogue River and Gold Hill branches.
Her hobbies included reading, watching television, tending her houseplants, and traveling. She traveled to various countries including the Philippines, France, England, Scotland, Ireland, Japan, and South Africa.
In addition to her husband, Thompson Byrd Holleman of Rogue River, she is survived by five children, Kathleen Thomas of Cincinnati, OH; Alan Grogan of Astoria; Lorna Julien of Arkansas City, KS; Forrest Holleman of South Africa; and Roger Holleman of Rogue River; a sister, Carmen Harder of San Diego, over ten grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Sam Artoff, 79, of Rogue River, died June 23 at his home.
A memorial service will be at 2:00 p.m. July 8, 2006 at the Grants Pass Masonic Center. Hull & Hull Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements.
Remembrances may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, 3101 SW Sam Jackson Park Road, Portland, OR 97201.
Sam was born September 11, 1926 in San Bernardino, CA. On January 5, 1951 in Quartzite, AZ he married Darlene Joyce Balding. He worked for Macco Corporation, an underground construction firm for 30 years. He moved from San Bernardino to Oregon 46 years ago and had lived in Rogue River for 34 years. For 18 years he owned and operated Artoff Construction, also doing underground construction.
His membership included the Hillah Shrine, Hillah Ritualists, Hillah Legion of Honor, Rogue River Masonic Lodge #226, Medford Scottish Rite, past president of the Jackson County Shrine Club, Medford Elks Lodge #1168, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Rogue River branch.
He especially enjoyed fishing and hunting.
In addition to his wife, Darlene Artoff, he is survived by a son, David Artoff, two daughters, Debi Thompson and Darla Stacy; a brother, Tom Artoff all of Rogue River; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Doris Broadley, 83, of Rogue River died July 29, 2006 at a Medford adult foster care home.
No public services are planned. Chapel of the Valley - L. b. Hall Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She was born in Walkerville, Essex, Ontario, Canada on February 9, 1923 to Henry and Hilda (Smith) Broadley. She graduated from Walkerville Collegiate High School in 1936. She completed her training as a registered nurse in 1940 at Grace Hospital in windsor, Ontario. In 1951 she moved to Detroit, MI and worked her way west as a nurse. She retired in 1983 from the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Martinez, CA, where she was head of surgical nurses. She moved to Rogue River in 1983 with her longtime friend, "Lori" Nelson, who died in 2002.
Doris was a bird watcher and enjoyed painting, both in oils and in water colors. She did volunteer work at the Rogue River Library and was an avid reader and crossword puzzler. She enjoyed classical, jazz and big band music.
Survivors include her sister, Audrey Windley of Burlington, Ontario, Canada; and close friends Marcia Lopes of Rogue River, Ted Nelson of Fremont, CA; and Margaret Serna of San Jose, CA.
Max Alvin Clark, 85, of Rogue River died July 1, 2006 at the home of his daughter in Grants Pass.
A graveside service will be held at 10:00 am on July 6 at Eagle Point National Cemetery, with Pastor Kevin Miller of the 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.
He was born March 10, 1921 in Onawa, IA to Harvey D. and Josephine Clark. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army. Afterwards he returned to Napa, CA, where he had been living and working as a printer. On May 8, 1954 in Carson City, NV he married Bernadine Alfreda Luther, who died November 27, 2004. He became a real estate agent and, together with his wife, operated Clark Real Estate in the Napa Valley. They moved to Rogue River twenty years ago and continued in real estate sales.
Clark was a member of the Rogue River Seventh-day Adventist Church. He volunteered his time in community service, especially through the church's outreach to the poor.
Survivors include two daughters, Nancy Collins of Grants Pass and Jeanie Price of Rogue River; one son, Marty Clark of Rogue River; three brothers; one sister; and seven grandchildren.
Robert "Bob" J. Cotton, 86, of Rogue River, died Wednesday, June 28 at Fairview Transitional Health Center.
A memorial service was held July 3 at First Christian Church with Pastor Wes Winn officiating. Hull & Hull Funeral Directors were in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Lovejoy Hospice, 939 SE Eighth Street, Grants Pass, OR 97526.
One of five children, Bob was born June 16, 1920 to Henry and Eva Marie (Trepanier) Hood at Stephenson, MI. He graduated from high school at New Pine Creek, CA in 1939. For two and a half years he was employed by Big Lakes Box Company of Canby, CA operating an edger machine, trimmer and the resaw. In January 1942 he enlisted in the United States Army just weeks after Pearl Harbor. He was with one of the first U.S. Army groups to land in North Africa and was wounded in May 1943 about seven months later while serving in Tunisia. He received several service medals, including the American Theatre Service Ribbon, EAME Service Ribbon with a Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal, Victory Medal and two purple hearts. He was honorably discharged in November 1945 and worked in a mill for a number of years. In 1948 he met Dorothy Baker and on January 7, 1949, the couple was married at Grants Pass. For 30 years he worked as a carpenter foreman for Ballinger Construction. During his retirement, he worked five years for Louis Lawless at Lawless Roofing. He and his wife were foster parents for many years and became a foster father to an American Field Service student, Zen Maulani of Indonesia.
He belonged to the local B.P.O.Elks Lodge. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans and had served as Commander and also belonged to Veterans of Foreign Wars where he was commander and served on the Veterans Council for many years. An avid Boy Scout enthusiast, he was an Assistant Scoutmaster and Explorer Advisor. He and two others took the first scout group down the Rogue River Trail. He won many scouting awards including three John Bastian awards and the Golden Leaders award. His troupe won National Standard two consecutive years. He was selected as the outstanding Explorer Advisor this side of the Mississippi and won a trip to the Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico to receive more training. He led Operation Icicle where he taught snow survival to scouts. His scout troupes volunteered at Blood Bank drives helping set up and take down during local drives.
An outdoorsman, he enjoyed fishing, hunting, RVing and gardening.
Survivors include his wife Dorothy Cotton of Grants Pass; one son, Robert Cotton II of Redmond, OR; three daughters, Linda LaRoche of Live Oak, CA; Carolyn MacMurrey of Portland; Rebecca Tas of Aromas, CA; 13 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.
Martha Lena Ilgner, born November 29, 1907, in Del Mar, CA, passed away at Creekside Foster Care Home in Grants Pass on June 28, 2006.
Born to German immigrants Emil and Alma Hillman, Mrs. Ilgner spent her childhood briefly in West Covina, several years in Manzanar, then in Lakeport, CA, before returning to Southern California to work.
She and Henry Ilgner married January 3, 1942 at Yuma, AZ. Working as a team, they built and operated a 200-chicken egg ranch in Yucaipa, CA for 30 years. In 1971 they retired to Wimer where they spent another 22 years before Henry passed away in 1993. They celebrated 52 years of marriage.
Mrs. Ilgner enjoyed gardening, painting, and needlework.
She moved to Creekside Foster Care Home from Morrow Heights Retirement Home.
Her survivors include sister Gertrude Reed, Grants Pass; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by three sisters Minna Woodrome, Margaret Edwards, and Elise Hillman; one brother Carl Hillman; and nephew Ernest Hillman..
Memorial services will be held July 5 at 2:00 pm at Chapel of the Valley L.B. Hall Funeral Home in Grants Pass with Reverend Gary Saunders of First Baptist Church, Rogue River, officiating. Private inurnment will be in Woodville Cemetery, Rogue River. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Mary Isabell Smith
Mary Isabell Smith, 89, formerly of Rogue River, Oregon, died Sunday, June 18, 2006 in Brookings, Oregon of natural causes.
She was born July 15, 1916 in Wapinitia, Oregon, to Clinton E. and Rosa (George) Knopf. She was married to A. Lloyd Smith in Medford, Oregon on September 26, 1937. They were married for 58 years until his death in 1995.
The couple lived on Pleasant Creek Road in Rogue River for over 20 years, and in Williams and Murphy, Oregon for the previous 22 years. Always a Bible and health student, Mary loved to read and study and was a faithful member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
She was a homemaker who loved to garden, especially to grow flowers which she arranged and shared with many people.
Mary is survived by her son, Calvin Lloyd Smith and wife Virginia Lorene (Schuler) of Rogue River; daughter Sharon Lee Winn and husband Kenneth G. of Citrus Heights, California; sister Vera Wood and husband Stan of Redmond, Oregon; sister-in-law Lorene Knopf of Helena, Montana; brother-in-law Elmer Collins of Lebanon, Oregon; four grandchildren, Jennifer Dill of Crescent City, California; Darcy Smith of Hanford, California; Brenda Fish of Vancouver, Washington; Steven Winn of Sacramento, California; and three great-grandchildren, Jessica and Julianna Dill and Zachary Fish.
A memorial service will be held at 2:30pm on Saturday, August 5, 2006 at the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Rogue River. A private inurnment will be at Sparlin Cemetery near Williams, Oregon. Memorial contributions in honor of Mary may be made out to Better Life Television and sent to KBLN, PO Box 766, Grants Pass, Oregon 97526, or called in by credit card to the station at (541) 474-3089.
Arrangements were in care of Redwood Memorial Chapel, Brookings.
Gerald L. (Jerry) Goodrich of Rogue River, 74, loving father and devoted husband, born June 25, 1932 in San Antonio, TX died June 29, 2006 in Roseville, CA. A private family memorial service was held July 8 at the Woodville Cemetery.
A Korean war veteran, Jerry retired from Pacific Bell Telephone Co. after a 30-year career. He was playful, generous and a big tease. Jerry loved fishing, working with wood, football and his dog Sam.
Jerry was preceded in death by his wife, Blanche and is survived by his children, Debby Goodrich of El Dorado Hills, CA; Steve Goodrich of Mooresville, NC; Dan Goodrich of Oahu, HI and Mary Woerner of Torrance, CA; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Patricia "Patti" Bacon, 70, of Grants Pass, died Wednesday, July 5 at Royale Gardens Health & Rehabilitation Center.
A gathering will be held at a later date. Southern Oregon Cremation Services are in charge of arrangements.
She was born June 3, 1936 at Zanesville, OH. In April 1955 she married John Rian and they had five children. She moved from Montana to Grants Pass in 2005.
She was a member of the First Christian Church in Grants Pass and while in Montana was a member of the Hutterites of Montana.
Her hobbies included crossword puzzles, animals, spending time with her family and friends.
Survivors include her children, Debra K. Rian of Grants Pass; Stanley E. Rian of Great Falls, MT; Virginia I. Stobie of St. Louis, MO; and Anthony W. Rian of Grants Pass; her parents, William and Virginia Wittlinger of Zanesville, OH; a sister, Vonda Moore of Zanesville, OH, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Jerry Lee Rian and her first husband, John Rian.
Leo William Lemmens passed away in Downey, CA on July 10, 2006 at the age of 91. He was born on April 4, 1915 in Kenosha, WI to John Lemmens and Aleida Lemmens (nee Greve) both who came from the Netherlands.
His family migrated to the Hemet, CA area when he was very young. Mr. Lemmens graduated from Inglewood High School in 1930. On May 19, 1940, he married Sonia Chuevsky in Inglewood, CA. They raised their family in South Gate and Downey. He was a veteran of World War II. Mr. Lemmens worked as an awning salesman with Canvas Specialty and later was an owner/partner at Hoegee and Sons.
When Mr. Lemmens retired in 1979, he and his wife moved first to Wimer and then to Rogue River where they joined Our Lady of the River Catholic Mission. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, both in Downey and Rogue River. He and his wife spent several winters as "snowbirds" in Parker, AZ. Mr. Lemmens enjoyed fishing and camping, tinkering with things, wine making, working in the garden and playing cards with friends.
He is survived by his four children: Robert, Wimer, OR; Susan Bouris, Downey, CA; Richard, Westlake Village, CA; and Teresa Nero, Houston, TX and eight grandchildren, (Yanna, Amy, Peter and Michael Bouris, Duke and Lauren Lemmens, Lyla and Adrienne Nero). His two sisters, Marcella Harrington and Anne Lund also survive.
He was predeceased by his wife in 2000 and also by his brother, Lawrence. His ashes will be buried next to his wife in the Woodville Cemetery.
Long-time Rogue River resident, Shirley E. Dick, 85, died July 8 at Royale Gardens Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Private services will be held. Grants Pass Funeral Alternatives is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Rogue River Library, c/o Rogue River Friends of the Library, PO Box 1075, Rogue River, OR 97537.
She was born December 10, 1920 in Littleton, CO to James and Charlotte Eldridge, an Army band leader and a housewife. During WWII Shirley worked as an accountant setting up accounting departments for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at several Army Air Force bases, including one in British Guyana, now Guyana. She married Bud Dick September 25, 1948 in Medford. He preceded her in death in February 2003.
They moved to Rogue River in 1948. She received a BS degree from San Jose State and an MA degree in 1976. She taught business classes at Rogue River High School from 1964 to 1983. Since her retirement, she was an avid supporter of the Rogue River Library and did volunteer work until just a few months prior to her death.
Her daughter, Pamela Dick of Tucson, AZ and son David Dick of Vancouver, WA survive her.
The world lost a gem and heaven gained an angel on July 15, 2006. born December 25, 1926 Ruby "Dean" Stewart was a beloved sister, mother, grandmother, and friend. She resided in Rogue River from 1998 until her death. Ruby also resided in Orlando, FL and Littlefield, TX.
Ruby worked in Corona, CA for many years at the Limco factory.
An outdoors enthusiast, ruby was especially fond of fishing.
Ruby's greatest passion in her life was for her children and grandchildren. Her presence in their lives will be sorely missed.
Ruby was a member of the Rogue River VFW auxiliary.
Survivors include four children, Darlene Christie of Rogue River, Arlene Abrams of Bakersfield, CA, Ron Stewart and his wife, Shirley of Bull Head City, AZ, and Pattie Devoe of Orlando, FL; two step children, Jim Stewart of Rochester, WA and Karen Livinggood of Elma, WA; two sisters, Ann Hicks of Midland, TX and Tommie Stewart of Lake Isabella, CA; grandchildren Jackie Boozer, Mandy Boozer, Kelly Jones, Brady Peterson, Mandy Simas, and Candy White; 12 great-grandchildren including Jacob Eldred of Bakersfield, CA.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William Conrad Crews and Addie May Nall.
Marcia Ann Lopes, 70 of Wimer, died Thursday, July 20, 2006 at Rogue Valley Medical Center in Medford.
A funeral mass was held on Wednesday at St. Anne's Catholic Church with the Rev. Peter O'Brien officiating.
She was born February 10, 1936 in Oakland, CA to John and Margaret Nelson. She graduated from Castlemont High School in 1953 with her childhood friend and future husband Ron Lopes.
They married on August 3, 1956 at St. Bernards Catholic Church in Oakland, CA. They moved to Wimer in 1969 from the Bay Area in California.
She worked in St. Anne's Catholic Church in the office for over 25 years until her retirement. She loved gardening, camping, reading, playing Scrabble and going to the ocean.
She is survived by her husband, Ron Lopes of Wimer, a daughter, Ronda Bagley of White City; a son, Dennis Lopes of Grants Pass; a brother, Ted Nelson of Fremont, CA; a sister, Margaret Serna of San Jose, CA; and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, Delores Nelson.
Betty Jean Farrand, 81, of Grants Pass died July 20, 2006 at Highland House Nursing and Rehab Center.
Funeral service will be at 3:00 pm on Saturday, July 29 at First Christian Church with Pastor Wes Winn officiating. Hull and Hull Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to the First Christian Church Memorial Fund, 305 SW H Street, Grants Pass, OR 97526.
Betty was born on June 25, 1925 in Salem, OR. She was raised near Grand Ronde, OR. Initially she lived in a logging camp accessible only by train, and later, during the Depression, on a cattle ranch.
She moved with her mother to Prineville, OR in 1941, where she graduated from Crook County High School in 1943. She attended East Texas State Teachers College in Commerce, TX in 1944. She began teaching the following year in Lordsburg, NM. There she married her Prineville High School sweetheart, Robert Austin Farrand on June 2, 1946 following is discharge from the US Army. The newlyweds spent their one-day honeymoon in Silver City, NM and settled briefly in Klamath Falls to work and save money for college. She later attended Oregon College of Education in Monmouth before moving to Ashland where she graduated with honors from Southern Oregon College of Education in 1953. Once certified to teach full time in the state of Oregon, she accepted a job at Selma Elementary School. She enjoyed living in the Illinois Valley with her family for three years. In 1956 her family moved to Grants Pass, where she taught first grade in Room 3 at Lincoln School for the next 20 years. While at Lincoln, Betty was actively involved in all phases of elementary education in District 7 and served in many volunteer capacities at both the local and State levels. Her long teaching career ended at Evans Valley Elementary School in Rogue River when she retired to be with her family and travel in their fifth-wheel in 1987.
She was a member of First Christian Church. In 1963 she was initiated as a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society and served as President of the Omega Chapter from 1970 to 1972. She served as a District 7 Representative on the Oregon State Professional Review Committee from 1965 to 1975. She twice chaired the Josephine County First Grade Teachers Organization and was elected President of the Grants Pass Education Association in 1965. She was very active with the Lincoln PTA, the District 7 Curriculum Improvement Council and the Grants Pass Education Advisory Council. She was twice voted Teacher of the Year, first in Grants Pass in 1976 after having pioneered the development and implementation of Learning Centers in District 7, and again during her retirement year at Evans Valley Elementary School in 1986.
She remained active in retirement, aggressively spoiling her two grandchildren, collecting teddy bears, camping with family, sailing, learning to use computers, reading, and researching family genealogy. She also remained active in retired teacher luncheons and traditional Sunday services of the First Christian Church. In June of this year she proudly celebrated her 60th anniversary.
She is survived by her beloved husband, Bob of Grants Pass; her son Bob Jr. and his wife of Independence, OR; and two grandsons, Clark and Mark Farrand.
Irene Velma Layton McAfee
Irene Velma Layton McAfee, 85 years old, formerly of Rogue River, died October 9, 2006 in Central Point at her home. A Celebration of Life was held October 18 at the Rogue River Assembly of God Church with Pastor Loren Short officiating. Private interment will be at Hawthorne Memorial Gardens in Grants Pass. Chapel of the Valley-LB Hall Funeral Home, Grants Pass, was in charge of arrangements. She was born September 7, 1921 in Sturkie, AR to Thomas and Eva Matney. She moved to Grants Pass in 1965 from Half Moon Bay, CA. She owned the Homestead Cafe in Rogue River from 1966 to 1970. She owned the Tip Top Cafe in Rogue River from 1970 to 1979. She was a member of the Rogue River Assembly of God Church. Her interests included quilting, gardening and cooking. She is survived by two sons, Timothy Layton of Central Point and Charles Layton of LaQuinta, CA; a sister, Ruby Miller of Rogue River; a brother, Harley Matney of Oroville, CA; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Peden.
Doris Kolack, 76, of Rogue River, died Friday, December 22, 2006 at her home. Doris was born December 28, 1929 in Grinnell, Iowa to Roy Henry & Hazel Irene (Spriggs) Boyer. In 1988, she moved from Sacramento to Rogue River.
She enjoyed crocheting and was a football fan, both college and professional.
Survivors include three children, Ron Kolack of Citrus Heights, CA, Conni Atzman of Alsea and Scott Kolack of Culver City, CA; a sister, Virginia Hedger of Rogue River; a brother, Kenneth Boyer of Bend; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
A visitation will be from 12noon to 2pm, Saturday, December 30, 2006 at Hull & Hull Funeral Directors.
A funeral service will be at 2pm, Saturday, December 30, 2006 at Hull & Hull Chapel with Chaplain Carol Howser officiating. Private interment will be at Hawthorne Memorial Gardens.
Remembrances may be made to American Cancer Society, Josephine county Chapter, 31 W 6th Street, Medford, OR 97501.
Condolences may be sent to the Kolack Family at: www.since1928hull.com.