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Name Publication Date Source
Abarr, Eileen
Thursday, June 20, 2002
The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
A private family service will be held for Eileen Doris Abarr of Eugene, who died June 15 of age-related causes. She was 94.

Abarr was born April 28, 1908, in Willits, Calif., to Eugene and Bertha Hawkins Shelton. She married Herbert Abarr in Ukiah, Calif., on Sept. 13, 1927. He died Jan. 27, 1977.

She was a homemaker and enjoyed spending time with her family, gardening, reading, sewing, traveling and hunting. She lived in this area for 60 years.

Survivors include a son, Herbie of Eugene; a daughter, Sue McMahon of Sunnyvale, Calif.; a sister, Eva Rose of Ukiah; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. A son, Charles, and a stepson, Harold, died previously.

Buell Chapel in Springfield is in charge of arrangements.
Abbey, Matilda Thursday, December 27, 2001 The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
SWEET HOME - A memorial service will be held Dec. 28 for Matilda Marson Abbey of Sweet Home, who died Dec. 25 of age-related causes. She was 87.

Abbey was born Sept. 7, 1914, in Silverton to Louis and Augusta Roncali Marson. She graduated from Molalla High School in 1932.

She and her husband, William Abbey, were married in Eugene.

In addition to Sweet Home, Abbey lived in Springfield, Blachly and the Philippines. She owned and operated a beauty shop in Molalla and owned the Maple Store in Cascadia for five years.

She enjoyed gardening and is remembered for her cooking and sewing. She was a member of the Catholic Church.

Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Susan Schmokel of Scholls, Ore., and Janis Cagle of Eugene; a son, Cliff of Saint Helena, Calif.; two sisters, Millie Lahti of Eugene and Vera Spagle of Hillsboro; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Friday's service will be at 10:30 a.m. at St. Helen Catholic Church in Sweet Home. Workman & Steckly Funeral Chapel in Sweet Home is in charge of arrangements.
Abbott, Helen
Wednesday, May 10, 2000 The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
A memorial service will be held May 12 for Helen J. Abbott of Eugene, who died May 8 of age-related causes. She was 87.

She was born June 6, 1912, in Salt Lake City, to Albert and Augusta Greenhalgh Jarman. She married George Abbott in Logan, UT., on June 14, 1935. He died Aug. 9, 1971. She attended school in Salt Lake City and graduated from the Univ. of UT. She lived in Portland before moving to Eugene in 1942. She was a travel agent and later a homemaker. She was a U of O sports fan and donor. She was a member of the Junior League of Eugene, Mu Phi Kappa and Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.

Survivors include three daughters, Sharon Abbott of Seattle, and Barbara Christofferson and Patty Lowe, both of Phoenix, AZ.; two sons, Thomas of Eugene and Roger of Vancouver, WA.; 8 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren.

Friday's service will be at 3 p.m. at Poole-Larsen Funeral Home in Eugene. Burial will be at Rest-Haven Memorial Park in Eugene. Poole-Larsen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Abbott, Mary Saturday, September 16, 1865 Oregon State Journal (Eugene, OR)
DIED.  At the residence of Dr. Canady, in Eugene City.  September 12, 1865.  Mary Ann Abbott, aged 71 years 4 months and 1 day.
Abeene, Garland
Wednesday, November 16, 1994 The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
COTTAGE GROVE – The funeral will be Nov. 19 for Garland Clio Banton Abeene of Cottage Grove, who died Nov. 13 of age-related causes.  She was 93.

Abeene was born Nov. 20, 1900, in Alsea.  She attended school in the London, Ore., area.  She married Joseph Abeene in London on May 2, 1920.  He died July 13, 1987

Except for the past few months, Abeene was a lifelong resident of the London and Cottage Grove area, and a lifetime member of the Church of Christ.  Her interests included photography, antique bottles, flowers, basket weaving, writing letters and hunting agates.

Survivors include three daughters, Lavelle Stimmel and Lucille Lusk Smith, both of the London/Cottage Grove area; and Laveta Hughes of Bedford, Texas; 11 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

Saturday’s services is at 11 a.m. at Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel in Cottage Grove.  Burial will be at Bemis Cemetery in London.

Memorial contributions may be made to Sacred Heart General Hospital.
Abeene, Ivan
Sunday, October 22, 1978
The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
ABEENE – Ivan A. Abeene Sr. of 1661 Pacific Highway North, Space 8, Cottage Grove, Oregon, died October 20, 1978, at the age of 78.  Funeral arrangements are pending. SMITH-LUND MILLS FUNERAL CHAPEL Directors.
Abeene, Ivan Monday, October 23, 1978
The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
ABEENE – Ivan A. Abeene Sr., of Cottage Grove, died Friday, October 20, 1978 at the age of 76.  He was born March 11, 1902 in Sumas, Washington.  He had lived in the Cottage Grove area all his life.  He married Mary Lois Small on July 22, 1920 in Eugene, Oregon.  He was a member of the Masonic Temple Cottage Grove Lodge No 51, AF & AM.  He is survived by his wife, Mary Lois, 3 daughters Wenonah Bloom of Eugene, Evelyn Derby of Corvallis, Maryanne Addington of Cottage Grove, 2 sons Ivan Jr. of Culp Creek, Norman of Prineville, Oregon, 4 brothers Harold Claude and Claris all, all of Cottage Grove, Marell of Winston, 3 sisters, Zelma Small, Dortha Hess and Marcell Dulley, all of Cottage Grove; 11 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, many nephews and nieces.  Private family services will be Tuesday, October 24, at 1:30 p.m. at the Small Cemetery with Pastors D. Hugh Peniston and Norman Few officiating.  Vault interment.  Visitation hours will be Monday until 9 p.m.  SMITH-LUND-MILLS FUNERAL CHAPEL, directors.
Abeene, John Saturday, July 16, 1938
The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
LONDON, July 16.--(Special)--Mr. and Mrs. Joe Abeene, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Abeene, Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Abeene, Mr. and Mrs. Claud Abeene, Mr. and Mrs. Claris Abeene, Mr. and Mrs. Julian Small, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hess and Marcelle and Merell Abeene attended the funeral of John Abeene, brother of Joe Abeene, at Oakland this week.  Sunday was the date that had previously been set for the annual reunion of the Abeene family.  Edith Abeene, a sister-in-law of Portland, came home with them and is visiting at the Joe Abeene home.

Contributed by Cindy Watson
Abeene, Joseph
Wednesday, February 24, 1960
The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
ABEENE – Joseph Allen (Joe) Abeene passed away at the Cottage Grove Hospital Tuesday, February 23, 1960 at the age of 82.  Complete obituary and funeral arrangements will be announced later by Mulls Mortuary of Cottage Grove.
Abeene, Joseph Thursday, February 25, 1960
The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
ABEENE – Joseph (Joe) Allen Abeene, a life long resident of Oregon passed away at the Cottage Grove Hospital Tuesday, February 23, 1960, at the age of 82.  He was born at Myrtle Creek January 16, 1878 and was married September 25, 1898 at Oakland, Oregon, to Mary E. Gilham, who passed away in 1918.  Mr. Abeene came to the Cottage Grove area from Springfield 55 years ago.  He had been engaged in the logging industry until retirement.  He was a member of the Hebron Church of Christ.  Surviving him are 5 sons and 3 daughters: Harold, Ivan and Claris Abeene of Cottage Grove, Claude Abeene of Eugene, Marell Abeene of Glide and Mrs. Zelma Small, Mrs. Dorothy Hess and Mrs. Marcell Dulley, all of Cottage Grove; 20 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild, 1 brother, Vernar of Sutherlin; 3 sisters: Annie McPherson and Molly Seavy both of Eugene and Phoebe Roberts of Springfield.  Funeral services will be held at Mills Mortuary in Cottage Grove Friday, February 25, 1960 at 2 p.m.  Mr. Dean Pense officiating, with vault interment in the Small Cemetery.
Abeene, Joseph
Wednesday, July 15, 1987
The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
ABEENE – Harold Abeene of London, died July 13, 1987, at the age of 87.  Funeral services are pending at SMITH-LUND-MILLS FUNERAL CHAPEL.
Abeene, Joseph Tuesday, July 21, 1987
The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
ABEENE – Harold Abeene of 73546 Abeene Lane, London, died July 13, 1987, at the age of 87.  He was born April 19, 19000, in Springfield, Oregon.  He was a past member of the Church of Christ.  He had worked in the woods as a logger for most of his life.  He is survived by his wife, Garland C.; 3 daughters: Lucille Lusk and Lovelle Stimmel, both of Cottage Grove and Laveta Hughes of Dallas, Texas; 4 sisters and brothers: Dorothea Hess, Macell Dulley, Claude and Marell Abeene, all of Cottage Grove; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his sister, Zelma Small and 2 brothers, Ivan and Claris Abeene.  Memorial services will be Thursday, July 23, 1987, t 2 p.m. at Bohemia Elementary School, south entrance, 721 South R. St., Cottage Grove.  SMITH-LUND-MILLS FUNERAL CHAPEL, directors.
Abeene, Mary
Thursday, April 6, 1916
The Lane County News (Springfield, OR)
Mrs. Mae Abeene, wife of Joe Abeen, died at midnight last night at her home at London, south of Cottage Grove.  Her sisters-in-law, Mrs. Jess Seavey, and Mrs. Ronald Roberts, together with Mr. Seavey, went to Cottage Grove this morning.  Tom Abeene of Springfield and Will Abeene of Wendling are al-brothers [sic].  She leaves six small children, besides the other relatives.
Abell, Flossie
Monday, May 7, 1979
The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
ABELL – Flossie M. Abell of 132 Hansen Lane, Eugene, died May 6, 1979 in a local hospital at the age of 81.  She was born September 8, 1897 in Texas.  She was preceded in death by her husband Thomas Jefferson Abell on June 21, 1969.  She was a housewife and had lived in this community since 1946.  She is survived by her daughter, Francis Maycumber of Sweet Home, 4 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, 4 sisters, Winnie Saltzman of San Jose, California, Maude Abell of North Bend, Oregon, Dorothy Brown of Creswell, Nellie Lavigne of Red Bluff, California.  No funeral services will be held.  Those who wish, may donate their blood at the Lane County Blood Bank in her memory.  No flowers place.  BUELL CHAPEL in charge of arrangements.
Abell, Harold
Saturday, December 16, 1961
The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
ABELL – Harold R. Abell of 805 Lynn Lane passed away December 16, 1961.  He was born March 23, 1918 in North Bend, Oregon.  Besides his wife the former Francis Stewart whom he married in Eugene in 1940, he is survived by 2 sons: Jerry and Rocky both at home; his parents Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Abell; 1 sister: Nadine Maycumber of Sweet Home.  Funeral services will be held in the St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Monday, December 18, 1961 at 11 a.m.  Father Steen Whiteside officiating with interment in Lane Memorial Gardens.  Poole-Larsen Funeral Directors.
Abell, Harold Sunday, December 17, 1961
The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
ABELL – Harold R. Abell, 43, of 805 Lynn Lane, died Dec. 16.  Funeral services will be at the St. Mary’s Episcopal Church Monday at 11 a.m.  Interment will be in Lane Memorial Gardens.
Abell, Harold Sunday, December 17, 1961 The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
ABELL – Harold R. Abell of 805 Lynn Lane passed away December 16, 1961.  Funeral services will be held in the St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Monday, December 18, 1961 at 11 a.m.  Father Steen Whiteside officiating with interment in Lane Memorial Gardens.  Poole-Larsen Funeral Directors.
Abell, Thomas
Monday, June 23, 1969
The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
ABELL – Thomas Jefferson Abell of 132 Hansen Lane, Eugene, passed away June 21, 1969 at Merlin, Oregon.  He was born October 30, 1897 in Merlin, Oregon.  He had been a superintendent for Booth Kelly Lumber co.  He was married to Flossie James December 24, 1915 at Coquille, and had been a resident here for 40 years.  He was a member of Liberty Lodge No. 171AF&AM.  Survived by his wife, Flossie; a daughter, Mrs. Allen (Nadine) Maycumber of Sweet Home; 4 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers: Albert of North Bend, and Joe of Coquille; a sister, Susan Barcley of North Bend.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 25th at 2 p.m. in BUELL CHAPEL with Reverend Paul D. Sisler of the Methodist church officiating.  Interment to follow at Lane Memorial Gardens.
Abraham, Doris
Tuesday, May 7, 2002
The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
A memorial service will be held May 9 for Doris J. Abraham of Eugene, who died May 1 from a stroke. She was 81.

She was born Aug. 11, 1920, in London, England, to Ernie and Rose Knott Green. She and her husband, Woodrow Abraham, were married 52 years before his death on Dec. 4, 1997.

She was educated as a journeyman dressmaker in London. She was a homemaker who lived on the family farm in Peoria for 50 years. She moved to the local area two years ago.

Her interests included sewing, cooking, dogs, people, gardening, writing, poetry and the New York Times crossword puzzles. She was a member of the Daughters of the British Empire.

Survivors include a daughter, Linda Edwards of Eugene; a brother, Edwin Green of London; and two grandchildren.

Thursday's service will be at 2 p.m. at the Oakville Church. Andreason's Cremation & Burial Service, Eugene, is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Heartland Humane Society in Albany or to the Greenhill Humane Society in Eugene.
Abraham, Martha
Thursday, March 28, 2002 The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
SPRINGFIELD - Martha M. Abraham of Springfield died March 25 of cancer. She was 92.

Abraham was born May 5, 1909, in Verdon, Neb., to Homer and Martha Hoffman Watkins. She graduated from high school in Verdon and married John Abraham in Verdon on Nov. 20, 1945.

She was a homemaker, wife and mother who enjoyed sewing, needlework, cooking, baking, quilting and canning.

She was a 4-H volunteer and taught Sunday school at Elkton Christian Church from 1949 to this year. She also did missionary work and served on the budget committee at Elkton Grade School.

She lived in Klamath Falls for four years before moving to Elkton, where she lived for 43 years. She moved to Springfield 10 years ago.

Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Judy Flynn of Lincoln City; a son, David of Grants Pass; a sister, Grace Watkins of Falls City, Neb.; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

A private service is planned. Burial will be at Springfield Memorial Gardens. Springfield Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of McKenzie-Willamette Hospital.
Abramson, Alfred Wednesday, January 9, 2002 The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
The funeral will be held Jan. 11 for Alfred Abramson of Eugene, who died Jan. 7 of age-related causes. He was 86.

Abramson was born Sept. 17, 1915, in Fulda, Minn., to Frank and Emma Bergman Abramson. He married Julie Miller in Fulda on June 21, 1939. He moved from Fulda to Eugene in 1964, and later lived in Creswell, Lowell and Springfield.

He owned a farm and worked as an equipment operator for the city of Eugene. He retired in 1981.

He was a member of the Eugene Eagles Aerie and the Good Sam Camping Club. He attended several area Lutheran churches. Before moving to Eugene, he served on the Fulda Co-op Board.

The Willamalane Senior Center of Springfield honored him for volunteering his time there.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Karen Abramson Buechler Wenzel of Hanska, Minn.; two sons, Ronald and Douglas, both of Springfield; a sister, Edna Evers of Rochester, Minn.; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. A grandson, Michael Buechler, died previously.

Visitation will be noon to 1 p.m. Friday at Springfield Lutheran Church. Friday's service will be at 1 p.m. at the church. Private burial will be at Springfield Memorial Gardens. Springfield Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Springfield Lutheran Church or a charity of choice.
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