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McKENZIE BRIDGE - A celebration of life will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 12, at McKenzie Bridge Christian Church for Lorine L. Artz of Mc-Kenzie Bridge. She died April 6 of age-related causes at age 82. A reception will be held at the church after the service.
She was born July 19, 1925, in Tuttle, Okla., to Bevins and Elonny Howarth Bell. She married Charles Artz on Oct. 30, 1987, in Reno, Nev.
She was a homemaker and a high school graduate. She operated a bed and breakfast establishment.
Survivors include a son, Michael Collins of Alaska; two stepdaughters, Madelyn Sharp of Morgan Hill, Calif., and Judy Washburn of Stockton, Calif.; three stepsons, Charles Artz Jr. of Fairfield, Calif., Frank Krebs of Orangevale, Calif., and Fred Krebs of Colorado Springs, Colo.; a sister, Mary Sizelove of McKenzie Bridge; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her third husband, Charles Artz, died Nov. 12, 2002, and her first and second husbands, Lester Collins and James Krebs, died previously.
Arrangements by Major Family Funeral Home in Springfield. Remembrances to the church.[Text]
VENETA - The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at West Lawn Memorial Park & Funeral Home in Eugene for Lottie L. Briggs-Becker-Fry of Veneta. She died April 5 of age-related causes at age 98. Burial will be in McCulloch Cemetery.
She was born March 13, 1910, in Hadleyville to John and Nannie Diess Briggs. She married Stephen Becker on Aug. 11, 1928, in Eugene, and they later divorced. She married Howard Fry on Oct. 4, 1961 in Riddle. He died in March 1991.
She worked as a housekeeper, bean picker and child care giver.
Survivors include three daughters, Helen Sparks and Augusta Godell, both of Eugene, and Carolina Hook of La Grande; a son, Stephen Becker of Veneta; a sister, Viola Meer of Crow; 13 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and numerous great-great-grandchildren. Her former husband died in July 1968 and two grandsons and one great-grandson died previously.
Remembrances to Olivet Baptist Church, Crow Grange or Applegate Museum building fund.
VENETA - A celebration of life will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at Olivet Baptist Church in Veneta for Robert Gale Emerson of Veneta, formerly of Florence. He died April 6 of cancer at age 70.
He was born May 26, 1937, in St. Louis, Mo., to Arlyn and Lucille Jones Emerson. He married Florence Volk on March 3, 1983, in Payette, Idaho.
Emerson served in the Navy Seabees and Navy Reserve, serving from 1959 to 1963 as a construction driver. He worked as a policeman in San Bernardino, Calif., for 10 years and as a truck driver in Utah, retiring in 1991. He graduated from Colton High School and held a college degree in law enforcement.
Survivors include his wife; a son, Leonard of California; a daughter, Pamela Brennard of Utah; a sister, Joann Emerson Alm of Hurst, Ill.; and three grandchildren.
Inurnment will be in Lane Memorial Gardens in Eugene. Arrangements by Lane Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home.[Text]
JUNCTION CITY - The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday, April 11, at St. Rose Catholic Church in Monroe for Leonard Joseph Freeman of Junction City. He died April 4 of pneumonia at age 88.Burial will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Rest Lawn Cemetery in Junction City. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at the church, with recitation of the rosary at 6 p.m.
Freeman was born June 2, 1919, in Redstone, Mont., to Ben and Mary Fugle Freeman. He married Velma Jean Walden on Feb. 7, 1945, in Monroe. She died May 21, 1989. He married Helen Goracke in 1992 in Monroe.
He had a high school education and was a farmer.
Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Dorothy Hansen of Junction City; four stepsons, Terry Goracke of Junction City, Dan Goracke of Monroe and Jeff Goracke and Tom Goracke, both of Bellfountain; a stepdaughter, Peggy Goracke of Monroe; a sister, Mary Fisher of Junction City; a brother, Paul of Junction City; two grand-children, 15 stepgrandchildren, three great-grandchildren and 11 step-great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Murphy-Musgrove Funeral Home in Junction City. Remembrances to Monroe Rural Fire Department or to the church.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. today, April 9, at the Chapel of Macy & Son Funeral Directors in McMinnville for Donna Rae Howard of Eugene. She died April 4 of age-related causes at age 87. Entombment will be today in Evergreen Memorial Park in McMinnville.
She was born Nov. 1, 1920, in Lafayette to Milo and Myrtle Shirer Blough. She married Hershell Wiles in 1940. He died in 1942. She married Gordon Howard in 1945. He died in 2001.
She worked for J.C. Penney Co. in Eugene, retiring in 1982.
Survivors include a daughter, Hersheil Steward of Mc-Minnville; a son, James Wiles of San Antonio; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. A son, Danny Howard, died previously.
Remembrances to Hospice of Sacred Heart.
COTTAGE GROVE - A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 10, at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Cottage Grove for Barbara Ann Ortega of Cottage Grove. She died April 4 of a stroke at age 69.
She was born Oct. 1, 1938, in New York City to Forrest and Virginia Hendricks.
Survivors include four daughters, Debra Ortega and Nadine Rojas, both of Springfield, Virginia Castro of Costa Mesa, Calif., and Carol Ortega of Eugene; two sons, Alex Jr. and Forrest, both of Denver; a sister, Gloria DeLeon of Veneta; 22 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Andreason's Cremation & Burial Service in Springfield.
SPRINGFIELD - The funeral Mass will be at noon Thursday, April 10, at St. Alice Catholic Church in Springfield for Marie Helen Reding of Springfield. She died April 5 of age-related causes at age 86. Visitation will be from noon to 5 p.m. today, April 9, at Major Family Funeral Home in Springfield, with recitation of the rosary to follow at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
After the funeral, burial will be in Springfield Memorial Gardens.
Reding was born Oct. 25, 1921, in Foster, Neb., to Robert and Cora Thomas Olinger.
She married Eugene Reding on Feb. 20, 1941, in Osmond, Neb.
She was a homemaker.
Survivors include three sons, Ken of Forsyth, Mont., Arlen of Fayetteville, Ga., and Ron of Norfolk, Neb.; two daughters, Judy Kahler of Osmond, Neb., and Diane Alexander of Eugene; 20 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren.
Her husband died Dec. 6, 2004; a son, James, died Nov. 25, 2004; and a granddaughter, Kim Alexander, died in 2002.
FLORENCE - A memorial service will be at noon Friday, April 11, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Florence for Katherine J. Schneider of Florence. She died March 13 of age-related causes at age 88.
She was born July 27, 1919, in Auburn, Wash.
She graduated from high school in Camas Valley. She served in the Women Airforce Service Pilots, ferrying airplanes in World War II.
Survivors include her husband, Jack Schneider; a son, Rod of Idaho; 22 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
A son, Gene, died previously.
Inurnment was in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Eugene. Arrangements by Burns's Riverside Florence Funeral Chapel. Remembrances to Peace Harbor Hospice.
JUNCTION CITY - A memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at Alvadore Christian Church for Donald Francis "Duke" Snider of Junction City. He died April 3 of heart failure at age 64.
He was born Sept. 8, 1943, in Eugene to Dudley and Caroline Snider.
He married Sharon Carlton on May 6, 1967, in Tokyo. They later divorced.
Snider served in the Air Force as a pilot, including service in Vietnam.
He worked on construction of the Alaska Pipeline, was a general contractor and a laminator for Marathon Coach Inc.
Survivors include a son, Destin of Medford; a daughter, Crystal Vance of Tacoma; three brothers, Warren of Bellevue, Wash., Richard of Junction City and David of Eugene; a sister, Debra Asbra of Eugene; and two grandchildren.
Arrangements by Andreason's Cremation & Burial Service in Springfield. Remembrances to the American Heart Association.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 9, at Rest-Haven Memorial Park & Funeral Home in Eugene for Ernest Lee Gheen of Eugene. He died April 3 of congestive heart failure at age 93.
He married Florence "Grace" Elliott on Nov. 25, 1936, in Eugene. She died Sept. 11, 1993
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