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Name Publication Date Source
Beak, John

Sunday, August 20, 1933

The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
CRESWELL, Aug. 19 – (Special) – John Beak died Saturday noon at the Pacific hospital in Eugene at the age of 61 years.  Mr. Beak was born December 7, 1871 at Caraboo, Canada and moved to England in 1882 where he lived for several years.  He returned to the state and lived in and near Creswell for the past 37 years.  He was married to Ida Mae Lower January 1, 1908.  He is survived by his widow, and two daughters, Mrs. Verda Lansing and Mrs. Lillian Lansing, both of Cottage Grove, two sisters, Mrs. Lillian Handy and Mrs. Sarah Prentiss, three brothers, Fred, Harry and James, all of England.  Mr. Beak crossed the Atlantic eight times.

Funeral services will be held Monday morning at 10:30 o'clock at the Schwering chapel and interment will be in the Lower cemetery.
Beal, Icel
Wednesday, January 14, 2004
The Springfield News (Springfield, OR)
June 6, 1919-Jan. 7, 2004

Icel June Beal, 84, of Springfield, has died of age-related causes.

Born in Vernal, Utah, to Wellington Harrison and Iris Icel (Rowse) Collins, she married Marion Holland Beal in Albany on April 6, 1956. He died on Dec. 27, 1991.

She graduated from LeGrand Teachers College in 1938 and later received her master's degree from the University of Oregon. Her first teaching job was in Burns at age 20, where she worked until 1945. She then lived in Portland for a year before moving to Springfield in 1946. She taught in Springfield until 1956. She then taught in the Reynolds District in Gresham for six years and then in the Astoria School District for five years. She returned to Springfield and taught at Hamlin Middle School until her retirement in 1981. She loved teaching.

She was a former member of the Lady Moose Lodge.

Survivors include one stepdaughter: Nancy L. Smith-Berard of Lynwood, Wash., as well as five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

A funeral was held Monday, Jan. 12 at Willamette Memorial Park Chapel in Albany. Buell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Beals, Mrs. B. S.
Thursday, September 13, 1906 The Eugene Weekly Guard (Eugene, OR)
DEATH OF PIONEER WOMAN OF OREGON

Mrs. B. S. Beals died at the home of Mrs. S. A. Baldwin, 306 Lawrence street, in Eugene, Monday, September 3, 1906, at eight p.m.  She was aged 87 years, nine months and 15 days.

Mrs. Beals was born at Martinsburg, New Hampshire, December 18, 1818, and came to Oregon in 1852 by way of the isthmus of Panama.  In the party in which she came to this coast was Edward Baker, who became the first senator from Oregon, and who was one of the first to fall in the civil war.  Her husband was associated with Ben Holladay in the building of the Oregon & California railroad, the present Southern Pacific line to the Bay City, and her son, Edward Elliott, is a prominent engineer.

Besides her son, whose wife was with Mrs. Beals at the time of her death, she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. E. A. Robbins, of Oakland, Cal., and Mrs. Jennie C. Jones, of Seattle.

For the past four years Mrs. Beals has been making her home with Mrs. Baldwin in Eugene.
Beam, Floyd

Friday, October 26, 2007

The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)

SPRINGFIELD - A celebration of life will be at 11 a.m. Nov. 10 at Springfield Faith Center for Floyd W. Beam of Springfield. He died Oct. 22 of cancer at age 73.

He was born Feb. 13, 1934, in Onalaska, Wash., to Floyd and Autumn Berg Beam . He married Elaine Ryser on June 8, 1957, in Olympia.

Beam served in the Army. He held a degree from Northwest Christian College and a bachelor's degree from the University of Washington. He worked in the insurance industry for 37 years in an agency he owned with family members.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Eric of Springfield; a daughter, Julia Shannon of Springfield; a brother, Donald of Vancouver, Wash.; and two grandchildren.

Remembrances to Mohawk Community Church building fund. Arrangements by Major Family Funeral Home in Springfield.

Beaman, Bertha
Friday, September 30, 1904
Junction City Times (Junction City, OR)
Died at the residence of Shelton Jenkins, Eugene, Oregon, August 25, 1904, Miss Bertha Rose Beaman, of Franklin, Oregon. Miss Beaman was born at Haystack, Crook county, Oregon, July 27, 1884, being 20 years and 29 days old at the time of her demise. With the exception of the first seven years of her life which was spent near Prineville she has lived in or near Franklin, only going to Eugene a few weeks ago for medical treatment.

Rose, as she was familiarly called by her friends, was a general favorite. Though always frail and delicate in health, she was strong in the love of home and friends and laid aside thoughts of self to make others happy. She was a consistent member of the Christian Church and for two years preceding her death scarily a Lord’s day passed without finding her before her Sunday School class, striving by precept and example to impart to them a knowledge and love of the faith in which she so earnestly believed. Like the lovely flower whose name she wore she shed sweetness and joy on all who came in her presence. So when the news came over the wire that she had gone to her last, long home, it cast a gloom over the entire community. But after the first keen shock of grief had passed, loving friends set to work to make her last home coming a beautiful one, and by so doing, pay a tribute of love to the memory of one they held dear. Her favorite songs were selected and willing hands brought an abundance of trailing vines and fragrant flowers and soon transformed her beloved church into a bower of beauty, making it a fitting receptacle for her pure body.

Rev. D. E. Olsen of Eugene, conducted the funeral services, after which all that was mortal of our Rose was laid to rest in the Franklin cemetery; her soul resting secure in the knowledge that “henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness.” Besides a host of friends Miss Beaman leaves a father, mother and five sisters to mourn her early death, who have the heart felt sympathy of their numerous friends and acquaintances.

Contributed by Karen Windheim
Beaman, William
Thursday, August 3, 1922
The Springfield News (Springfield, OR)
Wm. Henry Beaman, aged 39, died at his home in Coburg July 31.  The funeral was held at the Christian church at Coburg yesterday at 10:30 a.m.; Rev. Wm. Moll Case of Eugene, officiating.  The burial was at Mount Vernon cemetery.  Mr. Beaman is survived by his wife, Genevieve, and two children.  Mr. and Mrs. Beaman made their home in Springfield for several years, and Mrs. Beaman was principal of the West Springfield school, then a part of the Springfield district; now Glenwood school district, independent.
Beamer, Baby Girl Friday, September 30, 1949 The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
BEAMER - Baby Girl Beamer of Rt. No. 3, Eugene, died the same day as her birth, September 28, 1949.  She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dale Beamer, one sister, Virginia L. Beamer, her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph G. Williams of Trent, Ore., Mr. and Mrs. Glenn M. Beamer of Eugene, also several aunts and uncles.  Graveside services will be held in the Westlawn Memorial Park, Saturday, October 1, 1949 at 10:30 a.m. with Dr. Vance H. Webster officiating.  Arrangements entrusted to the Simon-Lounsbury Mortuary.
Bean, Chelsey Tuesday, January 15, 2002 The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
SPRINGFIELD - The funeral will be Jan. 16 for Chelsey Lynn Bean, infant daughter of Mindy Barnes and Michael Bean of Springfield, who died Jan. 11 of pneumonia.

She was born Sept. 25, 2001, in Eugene.

Survivors include her parents and a sister, Brittany Bean; grandparents Toni Barnes of Creswell, Kathleen Bean of Yoncalla and Mark Barnes of Albuquerque, N.M.; and great-grandparents Ray and Pat Barnes of Eugene and Layvonna Dahl of Yoncalla.

Wednesday's service will be at 2 p.m. at Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel in Cottage Grove. Burial will be at Brumbaugh Cemetery in Cottage Grove.
Bean, June
Saturday, March 23, 2002 The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
SPRINGFIELD - A memorial service will be held March 25 for June Aiken Bean of Springfield, who died March 21 at the age of 80. Her family chose not to list the cause of death.

Bean was born Jan. 15, 1922, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, to William and Dora Langille Aiken. She married Talbert Bean in Santa Monica, Calif., on Jan. 5, 1945.

She attended the University of Southern California at Los Angeles. She received a Ph.D. in religious music from the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley. Bean began playing the piano at age 3. When Bean was 16, she was the youngest member of Leopold Stokowski's Young Orchestra, which toured the United States and Canada. A student of Victor Aller of the Julliard School of Music, Bean was one of two pianists chosen to be coached personally by Sergei Rachmaninoff during a summer he spent in the United States.

Bean worked as a musician for MGM Studios in Hollywood and as a concert pianist, touring the United States, Canada and Europe. Her interests included music, art, reading, history and theology. Bean enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren. She lived in the area for 26 years.

Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Carrolle Wetch of Springfield and Virginia Wax of Tarzana, Calif.; a son, Wesley of Leaburg; and two grandchildren. A grandson, Jacob Bean, died Aug. 29, 1993.

Monday's service will be held at 11 a.m. at the Northwood Christian Church in Springfield. Burial will be at the Greenwood Cemetery in Leaburg.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Northwood Christian Church in Springfield, to the McKenzie Bridge Christian Church in McKenzie Bridge or to a church of choice.
Bean, Lucille Thursday, January 3, 2002 The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
The funeral will be Jan. 4 for Lucille G. Bean of Salem, who died Dec. 30 at the age of 85. Her family chose not to list the cause of death.

Bean was born June 3, 1916, in Spokane to Evan and Ruth Jacobs Thacker. She married Bailey Bean in North Bend on Dec. 17, 1948. He died in 1993.

She lived in North Bend from the 1940s until she moved to Salem in 2000. She belonged to the golf association, Kentuck Ladies Association, and enjoyed playing pool and bingo.

Survivors include two daughters, Susan Myers of Salem and Janet Porter of Lakeside; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Two sons, Raymond and Carl Koch, died previously.

Friday's service will be at 12:30 p.m. at the North Bend Chapel. Private visitation will be Friday. Burial will be at Ocean View Memorial Gardens in Coos Bay. Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service in Salem is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions can be made to any humane society.
Bean, Obediah
Saturday, March 29, 1890
The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR)
Proved Fatal

The accident which happened to Mr. O. R. Bean at Acme, Tuesday, March 11, an account of which was published in last week’s Guard, was attended with a fatal result.  He never regained consciousness after the accident.  O. R. Bean was born in Liberty, Missouri, February 2, 1830.  He came to California in 1849, being attracted by the reports of finding gold, and remained there until 1852 when he came to Oregon.  In 1853 in Yamhill he married Miss Julia A. Sharp who survives him.  In 1855 he came to Lane county and settled on the prairie west of Irving, removing afterwards to a farm on the river road three miles south of Junction.  In 1878 he bought the farm adjoining Eugene now owned by S. P. Sladden and resided there until about four years ago when he removed to Seaton on the Siuslaw.  His family was a large one consisting of eight sons and two daughters.  The funeral took place at Point Terrace March 16th.  He was a member of the Masonic fraternity holding his membership in the Junction lodge.  He was a county commissioner of Lane county from 1878 to 1880.

Mr. Bean was a genial, kind-hearted man and had many noble qualities that made friends of those with whom he came in contact.  He was unassuming in his manners and conduct, and did not esteem labor derogatory to the standing of a man.  Of late years, through an unfortunate combination of circumstances, he had not prospered financially although from no fault of his own, but with indomitable energy, at 60 years of age, he was winning back his former prosperity, when the unfortunate accident caused his death.
Bear, Agnes Sunday, May 2, 1976 The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
BEAR - Agnes Ethel Bear of 33678 East Market Road, Creswell passed away May 1.  Complete obituary and funeral arrangements announced later by Schwering and England
Bear, Agnes Monday, May 3, 1976 The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
BEAR - Agnes Ethel Bear of 33678 East Market Road, Creswell passed away May 1, 1976.  She was born March 16, 1894 in Beatrice, Nebraska.  she was preceded in death by her husband, Logan, March 30, 1962.  She is survived by six children: Mrs. Gil (Leora) Whaite, of Sutherlin, Oregon, Mrs. George (Doreen) Kritik of Sun Valley, California, Mrs. William (June) Wilson of Creswell, Mrs. Cecil (Shirley) Lockard of Creswell, Mrs. Verna Branscom of Creswell and Mrs. Emil (Carolee) Looney of Florence; 19 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; four brothers: Clifford Murphy of Kearney, Nebraska, Clarence Murphy of Alma, Nebraska, Frank Murphy of Alma, Nebraska, and Orville Murphy of Minden, Nebraska; four sisters: Ollie Duesenberry of Alma, Nebraska, Elsie Stark of Loomis, Nebraska, Erma Gusteron of Alma, Nebraska and June Einspher of Tucson, Arizona.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 4th at 1 p.m. at the Creswell Chapel with Reverend Norman few officiating.  visitations will be at 7 p.m. Monday, May 3rd at the Creswell Chapel.  Those wishing may donate to the Creswell Fire Department in her memory.  ENGLAND FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements.
Bear, Logan Saturday, October 24, 1953 The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
BEAR - Logan Bear of Creswell, passed away Friday, Oct. 23, 1953 at the age of 69.  He was born July 12, 1884 in Alma, Neb., came to Oregon in 1924 and had lived near Creswell for the past 25 years.  He is survived by his wife, Agnes and 6 daughters: Mrs. Leora Haddock of Springfield, Mrs. Dorene Kretik of Sun Valley, Calif., Mrs. June Wilson and Mrs. Shirley Lockard, Miss Verna and Carolee Bear, all of Creswell; 2 brothers, and 1 sister in Nebraska.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26, 1953 at Schwering and England Chapel, Creswell.  Reverend Gerald Emerson officiating, interment in the Creswell cemetery.
Beaudet, Catherine
Saturday, May 27, 2000
The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Services have been held for Catherine Beaudet of Portland, who died May 17 of age-related causes. The former Eugene resident was 89.

She was born April, 20, 1911, in Milwaukee, Wis., She married George Beaudet in Milwaukee on Oct. 2, 1943. He died Feb. 28, 1970. Before moving to Eugene, Beaudet lived in Milwaukee and worked at Florsheim Shoes. She was a skiver, a specialized craft that requires cutting leather thin. Her interest included cooking, baking and gardening. She particularly enjoyed roses. She lived in Eugene for 15 years and was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church.

Survivors include three sons, George Jr. of Oregon City, Charles of Eugene and Richard of Springfield; a daughter, Teri Fogarty of Portland; 15 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. A son, Paul, died previously.

Autumn Funerals & Cremations in Tigard was in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of choice.
Beaumister, Nellie Monday, February 22, 1909 The Eugene Daily Guard (Eugene, OR)
Mrs. Nellie Beaumister, wife of Herman Beaumister, and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Gates, was born in Lane county, Oregon, February 6, 1885. She was married to Herman Beaumister June 30, 1907. She died February 20, 1909, aged 24 years and 14 days. She leave (sic) a husband, a little daughter ten months old, father, mother and a large circle of relatives. The funeral was held at the Crow cemetery, under the auspices of Oregon Grape Circle No. 2057, R. N. A., of Crow, Or., Rev. O. A. Stillman officiating.

Contributed by Barbara Herring
Beaver, Pauline
Saturday, May 18, 2002
The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
SPRINGFIELD - The funeral will be held May 20 for Pauline Lillian Beaver of Springfield, who died May 15 of age-related causes. She was 93.

Beaver was born July 18, 1908, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to Godfrey and Pauline Rasplicka Dlask. She married Howard Beaver on March 12, 1927. He died Sept. 12, 1963.

She began working at Lockheed Aviation in Burbank, Calif., assembling airplanes during World War II. She continued to work there for 25 years. She also worked as an assembler at a toy factory.

Beaver enjoyed baking, playing volleyball, reading, puzzles and knitting. She especially enjoyed dancing, playing bingo and traveling. She moved to Eugene from Klamath Falls two years ago. Beaver was a member of The Swingers Dance Club and the Eagles Lodge in Klamath Falls.

Survivors include a son, Howard of Juneau, Alaska; a daughter, Joan Digati of Eugene; a sister Vlasta Chacey of Cedar Rapids; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

Monday's service will be at 2 p.m. at Lane Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home in Eugene. Inurnment will be at Lane Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Beavers, Juanita Tuesday, November 27, 2001 The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
SPRINGFIELD - The graveside service will be held Nov. 28 for Juanita Adaline Beavers of Springfield, who died Nov. 22 of a stroke. She was 72.

Beavers was born June 19, 1929, in Toledo, Kan.. She married Lester Beavers in Vancouver, Wash., on Jan. 26, 1952. He died Feb. 3, 1995.

She graduated from high school in Portland and lived in Fall Creek and Sisters before moving to Springfield.

She was a homemaker and worked as a seamstress. Her interests included sewing, crocheting, crossword puzzles and arts and crafts. She enjoyed camping and fishing.

Survivors include three sons, Douglas of Bend, Jay of Springfield and Walter of Cottage Grove; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Wednesday's service will be at 2 p.m. at Lane Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home in Eugene.
Beck, Elsie
Monday, April 3, 1950
The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
BECK - Elsie H. Beck, age 30, died at a local hospital April 2, 1950.  She was born October 28, 1919 in Portland, Oregon.  She was married to John M. Beck at Kelso, Wash., February 19, 1949.  Besides her husband, she is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lars O. Larson of Portland, Ore.; 3 sisters, Ailie Anderson, Lillian Tyler and Wilma Byers: and 2 brothers, William and John Larson, all of Portland, Ore.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 5 at 2:00 p.m. at Lincoln Memorial Park Chapel, Portland, Ore.  Poole-Larson in charge of arrangements.
Beck, John
Sunday, April 7, 2002
The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
The funeral will be held April 9 for John Michael Beck of Eugene, who died April 4 of age-related causes. He was 88.

Beck was born Nov. 18, 1913, in Pasco, Wash., to Roy and Winnifred Beck. He married Betty Lindley in 1951.

He served in the Navy from September 1943 to November 1945. He was a decorated submariner in the Pacific Theater during World War II.

Beck lived in Eugene for 52 years. He retired in 1983 from J.C. Penney.

He enjoyed fishing, gardening, reading and playing cribbage. He was active with the United Methodist Church choir and past director of the Ya-Po-Ah Terrace choral singing group. He was also a state ombudsman for three years.

Survivors include a son, John of Springfield; two daughters, Linda Beck of Eugene and Debra Yost of Lincoln, Neb.; and five grandchildren.

Tuesday's service will be at 2 p.m. at England's Eugene Memorial Chapel. Burial will be at Springfield Memorial Gardens.
Becker, Deborah
Saturday, June 22, 2002
The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
SPRINGFIELD - Deborah Kay Becker of Springfield died June 17 of complications from diabetes. She was 51.

Becker was born April 18, 1951, in Rockford, Ill., to Calhoun and Phyllis Heatherington. She married Nathan "Todd" Becker in Eugene on May 5, 1999.

She worked as a care provider. Becker enjoyed beading, music, gardening, fishing, carving, traveling and spending time with her family and friends. Becker was a member of the Junction City Faith Center. She lived in this area for 13 years.

Survivors include her husband; her mother and stepfather, Larry Jackson; three sons, Jesus Pernas of Miami, Jason Brown of Eugene and Wesley Brown of Springfield; a brother, Barry Jackson of Springfield; a sister, Stacey Jackson of Indiana; and two grandchildren.

A private family service is planned. Buell Chapel in Springfield is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
Becker, Harry
Wednesday, February 13, 2002 The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
PLEASANT HILL - A memorial service will be held Feb. 16 for Harry C. Becker of Pleasant Hill, formerly of Eugene, who died Feb. 10 of age-related causes. He was 89.

Becker was born March 29, 1912, in Farmington, Wash., to David and Mary Katherine Becker. He married F. Lorene Wilson in Grand Valley, Colo., in 1935. She died June 16, 2001.

He graduated from the Shelton Academy in Nebraska. Becker worked as a farmer in Nebraska and Colorado and as a commercial salmon fisherman in Oregon. He moved to the Lane County area in 1942 and owned Van Dyke's Florist in Eugene. He was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Churches in Eugene and Pleasant Hill.

Becker enjoyed growing flowers, fruits and vegetables on his small farm. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family.

Survivors include three daughters, Donna Becker of Creswell, Beverly Ottman of Carmichael, Calif., and Shirley Haynes of Clackamas; a son, Terry of Pleasant Hill; three brothers, Ben of Arkansas, Claude of California and Buddy of Oklahoma; two sisters, Lillian Becker and June Merritt, both of Denver; 12 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. A son, Jerry died in 1981.

Saturday's service will be held at 3:30 p.m. at the Pleasant Hill Seventh-day Adventist Church. Burial Rest-Haven Memorial Park in Eugene. Rest-Haven Memorial Park & Funeral Home in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.
Becker, Margaret
Sunday, May 5, 2002
The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
COTTAGE GROVE - The funeral will be May 8 for Margaret Lorina "Peggy" Becker of Cottage Grove, who died May 2 of age-related causes. She was 80.

Becker was born March 23, 1922, in Anlauf to Richard and Bertha Brown Rodgers. She married Edwin Becker on April 12, 1941. He died Jan. 26, 1992.

She graduated from Drain Union High School.

She and her husband owned and operated the Curtin General Store for a short time. Later, she worked at Green's Village Market for several years.

She belonged to the Cottage Grove Moose Lodge.

Her interests included bowling, knitting, crocheting, camping and fishing. She also enjoyed spending time with her family.

Survivors include a son, Eddie of Lorane; four daughters, Diana Cox of Philomath, Lorene Becker of Monterey, Calif., Linda Ohlhausen of Cottage Grove, and Sharry Hollett of Oakridge; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. A granddaughter died previously.

Wednesday's service will be at 1 p.m. at Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel in Cottage Grove. Burial will be at Comstock Cemetery in Curtain. Memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Association or Sacred Heart Hospice.
Becker, Pebble
Sunday, May 26, 2002
The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
The funeral Mass will be held May 29 for Pebble I. Becker of Lebanon, formerly of Eugene, who died May 24 of age-related causes. She was 94.

Becker was born July 10, 1907, in Tillamook to Charles and Hester Quick Wells.

She married Ferdinand Becker in Tillamook on Jan. 9, 1930. He died in September 1979.

She graduated from high school. Becker lived in Tillamook until 1973, when she moved to Eugene. She settled in Lebanon in 1982.

She was a member of St. Edward's Catholic Church in Lebanon.

Survivors include three daughters, Margaret Alsup of Yakima, Wash., and Fernadine Norris and Betty Noakes, both of Eugene; two sons, Jim of Lebanon and Mike of Salem; 17 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Two grandchildren died previously.

A recitation of the rosary will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Edward Catholic Church in Lebanon. Wednesday's Mass will be held at 11 a.m. at the church. Burial will be Wednesday at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Eugene. Huston-Jost Funeral Home in Lebanon is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the hospice program at Lebanon Community Hospital or the O.M.I. Seminary Fund in care of the funeral home.
Becker, Wilhelm

Saturday, December 24, 1939

The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)

Wilhelm Becker, 29, of Vaughn, died Friday at the Sacred Heart hospital.  He was born April [?], 1910, in Dinuba, Cal., and came to Lane county last July.  He was a member of the Lutheran church and is survived by his father Wilhelm Becker Sr., of Creswell, his mother, Mrs. Karoline Becker of Vaughn; sever brothers, R[?]hard and Stephen, both of Vaughn, Herman and Ed of Seattle, Dan of Lorane, Gustav of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, and J[?] of Lincoln, Neb.; three sisters Miss Augusta Becker of San Francisco, Mrs. Albertina Stan[?] of Dinuba, and Mrs. Essie Nelson of Kimball, Neb.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. from the Veatch chapel, Rev. W. B. M[?] officiating.  Interment will be in the Stephens cemetery.

Beckham, Beverly
Saturday, April 6, 2002
The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
SPRINGFIELD - The funeral will be April 8 for Beverly Joan Beckham of Springfield, who died April 3 of cancer-related causes. She was 50.

Beckham was born May 2, 1951, in Salem to Val and Alice Light Priest. She married Uvie "U.J." Beckham in Springfield on March 13, 1998.

She was a homemaker and her interests included the symphony, traveling and church work. She also enjoyed attending her children's soccer games, camping, gardening, cooking, sewing and spending time with her family. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 2nd Ward in Springfield. Beckham lived in Utah before moving to Springfield.

Survivors include her husband; four daughters, Dawn and Mary Parker, both of Eugene, and Anita and Angie Galli, both of Springfield; eight sons, John Parker of Willamina, David Parker of Tacoma, James Parker of Bend, Michael Parker of Eugene, Matthew Parker of Silverton, and Alex, Sam and Ben Galli, all of Springfield; four brothers, Louis Priest of Salem, David Priest of Sisters, Roger Priest of Richmond, Utah, and Rodney Priest of Logan, Utah; and nine grandchildren.

Monday's service will be at 10 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 2nd Ward in Springfield.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Bedbury, Mary
Tuesday, March 19, 2002 The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
The funeral Mass will be March 21 for Mary A. Bedbury of Eugene, who died March 17 of Alzheimer's disease. She was 72.

Bedbury was born Nov. 14, 1929, in Rice Lake, Wis., to Al and Edna Brice Fengler. She attended the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, Minn.

She married Al Bedbury in Rice Lake on Dec. 27, 1952.

Bedbury taught elementary school in Sparta, Wis., and worked as a stewardess for Northwest Airlines from 1951 to 1953. She moved to Eugene from Minneapolis in 1954..

Her interests included gardening, flowers, music and her family. She was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church in Eugene.

Survivors include her husband; three sons, Jeff of Scottsdale, Ariz., Dan of Eugene and Scott of Sammamish, Wash.; three daughters, Ann Kokkeler of Eugene, Linda Musselman of Mesa, Ariz., and Sheila DiPace of Orlando, Fla.; a sister, Dorothy Flanagan of Rochester, N.Y.; and six grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene. Thursday's service will be at 1 p.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church. Burial will be at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Eugene.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association or to the Cascade Coast chapter of the Alzheimer's Association.
Bedell, Donley
Tuesday, September 22, 1936
The Oregonian (Portland, OR)
Accidents Fatal to Two in Lane

Boy Drowned in Mill Pond, Woman Dies of Burns

Eugene, Sept. 21, (AP) -- Two deaths were caused by accidents in Lane county over the week end, one by drowning, the other by burning.

Donley Bedell, 5, Yachats, drowned in the mill pond above Dexter, while Mrs. Mabel Wright, 53, Oak Grove, died in a local hospital Sunday afternoon from burns received late Saturday in a trailer in a nearby auto camp.

Pond Dragged for Boy

The Bedell boy disappeared late Saturday and an all-night search was instituted. The body was not found until Sunday morning. He was the only child of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Bedell.

Mrs. Wright was preparing a meal on a gasoline stove in the auto trailer Saturday evening when her dress caught fire.

Contributed by Robyn Greenlund
Bedortha, Lillian
Sunday, June 9, 2002
The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
SPRINGFIELD - The graveside service will be held June 10 for Lillian "Dollie" Bedortha of Springfield, who died June 6 of age-related causes. She was 86.

Bedortha was born June 23, 1915, in Portland to Herbert and Lillian Milkie Straub. She married Robert Bedortha on July 7, 1930, in Tillamook. He died in September 1984.

She and her husband were in the dairy business until retirement, starting in Tillamook and ending in Coburg. She also cooked at the Coburg school and was a meat wrapper.

She enjoyed painting in oils and watercolors as well as camping and fishing. She was a member of Rebekah Lodge.

Survivors include a son, Richard of Paulina; a daughter, June Munsell of Marcola; a brother, Stanley Straub of Cottage Grove; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Monday's service will be at 2 p.m. at Upper Mabel Cemetery in Marcola. Buell Funeral Chapel in Springfield is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Alzheimer's Association.
Beebe, Gladys

Friday, January 31, 1997

The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)

CRESWELL – The funeral will be held Feb. 1 for Gladys Lorraine Beebe of Creswell, who died Jan. 28 of age-related causes.  She was 93.

Beebe was born Sept. 11, 1903, in Wilsonville to Charles and Eola Franklin Gordon.  She grew up in Lewis, Wash., and moved to Creswell in 1934.

She married Hart Beebe in Vancouver, Wash., on July 19, 1920.  He died Oct. 13, 1973.

Beebe was a homemaker.  She belonged to the Creswell Church of Christ, where she worked for almost 30 years as a janitor.  Her interests included gardening, reading and children.

Survivors include two daughters, June Smith and Carol Mattox, both of Creswell; two sons, David of Princeton, Idaho, and Robert of Creswell; a sister, Nona Kirkendall of Creswell; 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.  A daughter, Joyce, and a son, Leslie, died previously.

Saturday’s service is at 1 p.m. at Creswell Church of Christ.  Private burial will be at Creswell Pioneer Cemetery.  England’s Creswell Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Beebe, John
Tuesday, March, 26, 2002 The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Services have been held for John Fred Beebe of Eugene, who died March 11 of pneumonia and Parkinson's disease. He was 74.

Beebe was born July 17, 1927, in Crawfordsville, Ind., to Chester and Dorothy Taylor Beebe. He married Barbara Swift in Belmont, Mass., on April 4, 1956.

He served in the Army during the Korean War.

Beebe worked at the University of Massachusetts in 1958, at Indiana University in 1959 and at the University of Chicago in 1966. He came to the University of Oregon in 1968 and worked 25 years as a Slavic linguist in the Russian department.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Susan Beebe Watkins of Brookline, Mass.; three sons, John of Oregon City, William of Springfield and Peter of Eugene; a brother, James of Oklahoma; and seven grandchildren.

Burial was at Rest-Haven Memorial Park in Eugene. Rest-Haven Memorial Park & Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Beebe, Hart

Friday, October 12, 1973

The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)

BEEBE – Hart Leroy Beebe of 3[?][?] East Oregon Ave., Creswell, passed away October 11, 1973.  He was born October 23, 1893 in Olequa, Washington and was married to Gladys L. Gordon July 19, 1920 in Vancouver, Washington.  In addition to his wife he is survived by his children: Leslie H. of Springfield, June G. Smith of Creswell, Joyce A. Hart of Seattle, Washington, David L. of Princeton, Idaho, Carol L. Waltenberg of Lafayette, Colorado and Robert L. in Germany.  Graveside services will be held Monday, October 15, 1973 at 10:30 a.m. in the Creswell Cemetery, Pastor Erwin Smutz of the Creswell Church of Christ officiating.  CHAPEL OF MEMORIES in charge.  Visitation until 9 p.m. today, Saturday 1 to 3 p.m. & 7 to 9 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Beebee, Frederick
Wednesday, May 24, 2000
The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Frederick K. "Fred" Beebee of Salem died May 2 of age-related causes. The former Eugene resident was 85.

Beebee was born May 3, 1914, in New York, N.Y., to Frederick and Janet Seals Beebee. He married Mary Beacham in CA., in 1944. She died Sept. 23, 1993.

Before moving to Salem, he lived in Lincoln City, in Albany and in Eugene from 1990 to 1995. Beebee worked as a clerk and salesman. He enjoyed rock hunting and coin collecting and was a member of the Lincoln City Elks Lodge #1886. He also was a driver for Meals on Wheels programs for several years.

Survivors include a son, Frederick of Salem; three daughters, Carolyn Allison of Pleasant Hill, Mary Lou Craig of Boise and Sylvia Nikitins of Beaverton; a brother, David; 14 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

At his request, no services will be held. A wake was held at his daughter's home in Pleasant Hill. Rest Lawn Funeral Home in Salem, was in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross.
Beers, Faye
Thursday, February 14, 2002 The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
The funeral will be Feb. 15 for Faye Marie Beers of Lancaster, Calif., who died Feb. 10 of complications from pneumonia. The former Cottage Grove resident was 73.

Beers was born April 2, 1928, in Exline, Iowa, to David and Maude Wells Mikels. She married James Beers in Iowa on March 16, 1943. He died in 1976.

She lived in Cottage Grove until 2000, when she moved to California. She was an assembly worker for Leach International Corp. in California, a company that designs and manufactures control devices for the aerospace and rail industries.

She was a past member of the Cottage Grove Moose Lodge and enjoyed spending time with family and friends, crocheting, baking, canning and participating in lodge activities.

Survivors include a daughter, Diana Elchen of Huntington Beach, Calif.; a sister, Flossie Phillips of Fort Madison, Iowa; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. A son, Dennis, died in 1988.

Friday's service will be at 10 a.m. at Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel in Cottage Grove. Burial will be at Bemis Cemetery, also in Cottage Grove.


-Clarification - The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR) Friday, February 15, 2002

Faye Marie Beers of Lancaster, Calif., formerly of Cottage Grove, died Feb. 10. Survivors include a daughter, Diana Eichen of Huntington Beach, Calif. Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel in Cottage Grove is in charge of arrangements.
Beers, Juanita Wednesday, January 3, 1979 The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
BEERS - Juanita May Beers of 1550 Q Street, Springfield, Oregon, passed away January 3, 1979 at the age of 52.  Funeral arrangements to be announced later by ENGLAND FUNERAL HOME.
Beers, Juanita Thursday, January 4, 1979 The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
BEERS - Juanita May Beers of 1550 Q Street, Springfield, Oregon, passed away January 3, 1979, at the age of 52. She was born February 2, 1926, at Mohawk, Oregon. She is survived by a son, Ron, of Horton, Oregon; parents: Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Leep of Florence; 2 brothers: Leroy of Myrtle Point and Gordon of Sumner, Oregon; 2 sisters: Velma Wills of Deadwood, Oregon, and Virginia Howell of Myrtle Point; 1 grandchild. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Janice, in 1948. Concluding services will be held at Riverside Chapel Saturday, January 6, at 10 a.m. with Pastor Mike Wilson of the Church of the Nazarene officiating. Private interment at Deadwood Cemetery, Deadwood.
Beezley, Nettie Thursday, January 5, 1950 The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
BEEZLEY - Nettie O. Beezley, of Rt. 1, Eugene, died at a local hospital on Jan. 4, 1950.  she was born Sept. 12, 1879 at Webster County, Nebraska.  She married Lewie L. Beezley in Lewiston, Nebraska, Dec. 7, 1899.  She has been a resident of Eugene for 12 years, and a member of the Methodist Church.  Besides her husband, she is survived by 2 children: Mrs. Ida May Wilson of Bend, Oregon, and Mrs. Thelma J. Wilson of Eugene; 9 grandchildren and 1 great grandson.  Funeral services will take place at the Poole-Larson Chapel, Friday, Jan. 6 at 2:00 p.m.  Rev. Berlyn Farris officiating with interment at Westlawn Cemetery.
Behrens, Louis
Saturday, May 21, 1881
The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR)
Louis Behrens, a Brakesman on the O. & C. R. R., Falls from a Box Car and is Instantly Killed


From the Salem Statesman, of Tuesday, May 17th, we take the following account of the accidental killing of Louis Behrens, of this city:

Last Sunday morning a most melancholy accident occurred at the railroad depot.  A special freight train consisting of locomotive and eight flat and box cars arrived at the depot, about fifteen minutes after 8 o’clock.  The train had just come in and the brakesman, Louis Behrens, after throwing on two brakes came to the third, and catching it whirled around, but in some manner lost his footing outside of the rails.  It is thought by some that in the fall his neck was broken, and that he was instantly killed.  Frank Baker, who was standing near the track at the time of the accident, states that he fell with his beast across the track, and endeavored to push himself off, but the wheel caught his neck crushing the vertebrae.  Dr. Adams examined the corpse, and stated before the jury that the neck was not mangled, and that the car wheels could not possibly have passed over the neck without more or less bruising it.  Exactly how his death occurred will forever remain unknown.

Louis was quite well known in this city, and was an honest hard-working young man.  He has been in the employ of the company for about three years, and was considered an industrious young man of good behavior.  His home was in Eugene, with his mother Mrs. Goodchild, who, we learn is a widow lady and dependent upon him for a living.

Coroner Brown being absent from the city Justice Johnson summoned a jury, in which after examining the body, rendered the following.

Verdict:

We, the undersigned, empanelled, and sworn as a coroner’s jury to inquire into the cause of the death of the person now lying dead before us, find as follows: That the name of said person is Louis Behrens, that he was a brakesman on the extra freight train for the O. & C. R. R. Company, Martin Young, conductor; that the deceased came to his death on the 15th day of May, 1881, as the train was coming to a stop at the Salem depot, by falling form the top of a car, and two cars passing over his neck, killing him instantly.  That it was entirely accidental and no blame can be attached to any other person.

W. Savage
A. F. York
J. Chandler
C. H. Monroe
B. F. Drake
F. Johnson

The cases of a watch in in the deceased’s pocket at the time of the death were mashed, and upon the watch being examined it showed that he died a few seconds of fourteen minutes past 8 o’clock.

The remains were taken to the train yesterday morning and sent to Eugene City for interment.  Mrs. John Holman paid a very touching tribute to the deceased by placing a large wreath of beautiful flowers upon the coffin.  Such acts of kindness are long remembered by persons witnessing them.

The remains were brought to this city on the train, Monday afternoon, and escorted by Master George Alexander, Grant Osburn, Elmer Gray, Frank Dunn, Julius Goldsmith, and W. Huff, his former companions tastefully attired, as pall bearers, to the M. E. Church, where a funeral discourse was preached by Rev. D. Driver.  After which all that remained of Louis Behrens, was list to rest in the Odd Fellows cemetery.  Louis had made many friends by his kind and gentlemanly deportment, and for one so young was held in unusual esteem.  His bereaved mother, sisters, and brother, have the sincere sympathy of the entire community.
Beidler, Eliza
Tuesday, October 12, 1920
The Morning Oregonian (Portland, OR)
Cottage Grove, Or., Oct. 11 – (Special) – Mrs. Eliza J. Beidler, well-known pioneer, died Saturday from a paralytic stroke.  She has walked to the home of her son, Fred, to spend the evening when stricken.  The funeral was held Sunday from the Methodist church, Rev. Simpson Hamrick officiating.  The body was taken to Oakland, Or., for interment.  Mrs. Beidler was born in Illinois February 28, 1854.  Surviving children are Alfred T., Ira J., Fred C., and Charles A., all residents of this city.  An aged brother, Ira Conner, also lives here.  Mr. Beidler died a number of years ago.
Beights, Effie Monday, July 10, 1967 The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
BEIGHTS - Effie Jane BEIGHTS of Eugene passed away there Sunday July 8, 1967 at the age of 80.  Funeral arrangements will be announced later by MILLS MORTUARY of Cottage Grove
Beights, Effie Tuesday, July 11, 1967 The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
BEIGHTS - Effie Jane Beights (Effie Ballew), 1[?] High, Eugene, formerly of Cottage Grove, passed away Sunday, July 9, 1967 at the age of 80.  She was born July 13, 1886 in Ontario, Canada, and was married July 20, 1904 to George L. Ballew, who passed away in 1943.  Was again married June 14, 1946 to Rupert M. Beights, who survives her.  She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge and moved to Eugene in 1946.  Surviving are two sons; Earl Ballew, Cottage Grove; Clarence Ballew, Eugene; a daughter, Ruby McCoy, Cottage Grove; 6 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild; one brother, Wesley F. Earl of Pentleton, B.C.  Funeral services will be held at Mills Mortuary in Cottage Grove Wednesday, July 12 at 10:30 a.m.  Reverend D. Hugh Peniston officiating with interment in Fir Grove Cemetery.  Those who wish may contribute to the cancer or heart fund in lieu of flowers.
Belcher, David
Monday, January 13, 1902
Daily Eugene Guard (Eugene, OR)
Died Last Night – W. R. Elliott arrived in Eugene this morning from Blue River.  He informed a reporter that Dave Belcher, who was severely injured at the Lucky Boy mine the other day, mention of which has already been made, is no expected to recover.  Belcher was standing near a chute used to run down cordwood when a big stick flew out of the chute, striking him in the face.  He did not seem to be badly injured at first but afterward became unconscious and was found in that condition by several employes of the mine.  LATER – A telephone message from J. W. Shumate, at Walterville, late this afternoon, conveyed the information that word had just been brought there that Belcher died last night about 12 o'clock.
Belcher, David Wednesday, January 15, 1902
Daily Eugene Guard (Eugene, OR)
The funeral of Dave Belcher who died Sunday night from injuries received at the Luck Boy mine the other day was held at Walterville today.
Belk, Marvin
Thursday, November 23, 2006
The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Belk - Marvin O. Belk, 75, of Creswell, died Nov. 20. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Creswell Presbyterian Church, with burial at Creswell Pioneer Cemetery. Arrangements by England's Creswell Memorial Chapel.
Belk, Marvin Thursday, November 23, 2006 The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
CRESWELL - The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, at Creswell Presbyterian Church for Marvin O. Belk of Creswell. He died Nov. 20 of age-related causes at age 75.

He was born May 26, 1931, in Sulligent, Ala., to John and Gussie Banks Belk. He married Nancy McIntyre on May 5, 1953, in Margate, England. She died Sept. 8, 1992.

Belk served in the Air Force in England from 1952 to 1960, attaining the rank of staff sergeant. He owned and operated a cabinet-making business in Creswell, then worked as a forklift driver for Georgia-Pacific Corp., Mazama Timber and Golden Veneer. He was a plant supervisor at Yoncalla Timber Products until his retirement in 1990.

Survivors include two sons, William of North Las Vegas and Lee of Junction City; two sisters, Betty Walker of LaGrande and Alice Pitts of Myrtle Creek; two brothers, Joe of Springfield and Earl of Arlington, Texas; and six grandchildren. A son, Karl, died Nov. 19, 1993.

Burial will be at Creswell Pioneer Cemetery. Arrangements by England's Creswell Memorial Chapel. Remembrances to Oregon Heart Center in care of Sacred Heart Medical Center Foundation.
Bell, Devin

Tuesday, April 10, 1990

The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)

BELL – Devin Wesley Marshall Bell, 3 week old infant of Debra Jean Bell and Wesley Marshall all of Creswell, died April 6, 1990.  Memorial services are pending with ENGLAND’S CRESWELL MEMORIAL CHAPEL.

Bell, George
Saturday, February 27, 1993
The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
The funeral will be Tuesday for long-time Goshen resident George Wesley Bell, who died Friday of causes related to age.  He was 90.

Bell was born June 26, 1902, in Collingwood, Ontario.  He was a resident of Eugene from 1930 to 1932, when he moved to Goshen.  He married Arleen Quinn on Nov. 7, 1942, in Eugene.

He was employed as a rail section hand foreman with Southern Pacific Railroad for 35 years.  After his retirement, he worked for the Springfield School District as a custodian at Goshen Grade School.

His hobbies included vegetable and flower gardening.

In addition to his wife, survivors include two daughters, Viola Skurdal and Bernadina Bell, both of Springfield, a brother, Oscar, of Whitby Island, Ontario, Canada; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. at Major/Fredricksen Springfield Funeral Home, with burial at Laurel Grove Cemetery, Eugene.  Contributions may be made to the Eugene Mission.  Major/Fredericksen Springfield Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Bell, Leroy
Thursday, October 5, 1922
The Springfield News (Springfield, OR)
Leroy Bell

Leroy Bell, aged 6, son of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick A. Bell, of Mabel, died at Mercy hospital Wednesday, Sept. 27.  The funeral and burial were at the Mabel cemetery Friday afternoon, the 29th.  The services were conducted by Rev. W. W. Christ.  The burial arrangements were in charge of W. F. Walker.
Bell, Mary Wednesday, January 17, 1979 The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
BELL - Mary L. Bell of 918 North 3rd Place, Springfield, died January 16, 1979, at a local nursing home at the age of 81.  Arrangements pending BUELL CHAPEL.
Bell, Mary Thursday, January 18, 1979 The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
BELL - Mary Lizabeth Bell of 1333 North 1st, Springfield, died January 16, 1979, at the age of 80. She was born September 14, 1898 in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. She was preceded in death by her husband, Oliver, on May 12, 1975. She was a housewife and lived in Springfield since 1937. She was a member of the Ebbert Memorial United Methodist Church, the Rebekah Lodge and the Willamalane Golden Age Club. She is survived by 2 sons: Robert Bell and William Bell, both of Eugene; 2 grandsons; one brother, Frank David of Fir Grove, Arkansas; 3 sisters: Retta Hardisty, Nora Carnahan and Fannie Cohea, all of Fir Grove, Arkansas. Funeral services will be Saturday, January 20, at 10 a.m. in BUELL CHAPEL, Pastor Charles McCarthy of Ebbert Memorial United Methodist Church officiating. Interment to follow at Lane Memorial Gardens. Buell Chapel in charge of arrangements.
Bell, Thelma
Wednesday, May 15, 2002
The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
SWEET HOME - The funeral will be held May 18 for Thelma Ada Bell of Sweet Home, who died May 9 of age-related causes. She was 84.

Bell was born Feb. 23, 1918, in Oakridge to William and Lora Flock. She married Gilbert Bell in Wapato, Wash., on Feb. 24, 1965. He died March 25, 1992.

She moved to Sweet Home from Wapato in 1985. Bell was a homemaker and her interests included knitting, crocheting and flower gardening. She was a member of the Sweet Home Senior Center.

Survivors include five sons, Carl Long and Roy Steinborn, both of Sweet Home, Bill Steinborn of Roy, Wash., Robert Steinborn of Tacoma and Gary Steinborn of Aberdeen, Wash.; a daughter, Katherine Pomrankey of Kennewick, Wash.; a sister, Leafe Ward of Eugene; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Two sons, John Steinborn and Charles Steinborn, and a daughter, Mary Steinborn, died previously.

Saturday's service will be at 1 p.m. at Workman & Steckly Funeral Chapel in Sweet Home. Burial will be at Mount Vernon Cemetery in Springfield. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.
Bellamy, Edward
Thursday, June 16, 2011
The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 17, at Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene for Edward “Ed” Bellamy of Eugene, formerly of Creswell, who died June 13 of cancer-related causes. He was 84.

He was born Aug. 4, 1926, in Shirley, Ark., to Wilburn and Malissa Craig Bellamy. He married Betty Brush on Jan. 14, 1980, in Lake Tahoe, Nev. She died in 2003.

He served on a troop transport carrier in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II. He worked for Chevron Oil Company for about 30 years and retired as a maintenance supervisor in 1984.

Survivors include two daughters, Karen Payne of California and Jerry Fenley of Dexter; two sons, Douglas Bellamy of Creswell and David McDaniel of New Mexico; a brother, Chuck Price of Florence; nine grand­children; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Inurnment will be at Creswell Pioneer Cemetery.

Remembrances to Creswell or Pleasant Hill athletic funds.
Beller, George Thursday, July 6, 1967 The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
BELLER - George Beller of 111 Garfield, Eugene, passed away at his home July 4, 1967.  Complete funeral arrangements to be announced later by POOLE-LARSEN FUNERAL CHAPEL.
Beller, George Friday, July 7, 1967 The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
BELLER - George A. Beller of 111 North Garfield, Eugene, passed away at his home July 4, 1967 at the age of 75.  He was born March 15, 1892 in Warrensberg, Missouri.  He is survived by 6 children: Mrs. Dorothy B. Parazee, Springfield, Mrs. Esther Peerson, Coquille, George Jr., Salem. Mrs. Pauline Hill, Mrs. Virginia Ringo, and Charles, all of Eugene; 4 brothers: Ray Beller, Portland, Clyde Beller, Gresham, Archie Beller, Kansas, and Ed Morgan, Klamath Falls; a sister, Mrs. Velma McNulty, Kansas; 17 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren.  He had been a resident of Eugene for the past 20 years.  Prior to his retirement, he had been a painting foreman for Lindberg Homes.  He was a former vice-president of Painters Local, and a member of the Moose Lodge.  Funeral services will be held at POOLE-LARSEN CHAPEL Monday, July 10th, 2:30 p.m.  Reverend M. Max Morgan officiating.  Interment West Lawn.
Belshaw, George
Saturday, June 23, 1866
Oregon State Journal (Eugene, OR)
George Belshaw, the subject of this memoir, was born in Nottinghamshire, England, October 30th, 1779.  In 1834 he came to America with his family and settled in the Western part of the State of Indiana.  In 1853 he removed to Oregon, and took up his abode in Lane county, where he resided until his death.  He died about 7 o'clock A.M., June 15th at the residence of his son, Mr. Thomas Belshaw of this place, in the 87th year of his age.

Very aged persons always command the reverence and attention of thoughtful minds.  We love to gave upon them as connecting links with years long gone by.  But when, as in the case of Father Belshaw, old age is attended with manifest cheerfulness and piety, it commands and receives our affection and love, as well as profound respect.  Father Belshaw was a member by birth of the Church of England, and from early life was taught to reverence the Sabbath day, love the Bible and fear God.  No man was more unblameable than he in all the external departments of life.  He became a Baptist in sentiment, but although for many years “a devout man and one that feared God always,” he still did not experience a satisfactory evidence of his acceptance with God, until weakness and disease confined him to his bed.  Unable to attend public worship, he had no opportunity of uniting himself publicly to the visible Church of Christ, but continued for more than four long years while confined to his bed, to give the brightest evidence of real communion and fellowship with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ.  Nothing delighted him more than the songs of Zion and the blessed promises of God's word, which he loved to hear and repeat to the very last.  Thousands of other things were forgotten, while these were ever fresh in his memory.  He invariably inquired concerning there who call to see him, first, “Is he a good man.” [last part of the sentence is illegible.] witnessed, when his aged wife, with whom he had trodden life's weary road for more than 56 years, approached his bedside a few hours before he died, and discovered that he no longer recognized even her.  She then said to him “Father do you know Jesus?”  He at once rallied and responded distinctly “aye, aye,” and the dying patriarch soon riter breathed his last.

His remains were taken on the 16th to the M. E. Church, where appropriate funeral services were conducted by Elder Bond; after which they were conveyed to the Cemetery north-east of town.

Thus within a few months have five aged citizens of Eugene been laid in the grave.  The united ages of these five persons was more than 400 years; the average age of each was more than 80.  And is this all of earth?  Must all come to this?  Heaven teach us so to number our days as to apply our hearts unto wisdom.
Belshaw, Lewis
Sunday, October 4, 1903
Eugene Morning Register (Eugene, OR)
Funeral of Lewis Belshaw
 
The funeral of L.A. Belshaw, who died Friday evening, will take place this afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the Methodist church.  Interment will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.  The members of the Elks lodge will conduct the services at the grave.  Deceased was aged 44 years and was a member of the Elks, Woodmen of the World and Order of the Lions.

Special thanks to Oregon Newspaper Research for this contribution
Belveal, Gertrude
Friday, March 15, 2002 The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
SPRINGFIELD - Gertrude "Gertie" Belveal of Springfield, died March 10 of age-related causes. She was 84.

Belveal was born Nov. 18, 1917, in Holden, Mass., to Harry and Winnie Rich Marsh. She married William Keith Belveal in Las Vegas in 1941. He died in October 1974.

She lived in Los Angeles and Las Vegas before moving to Springfield four years ago.

She volunteered at the Las Vegas Rescue Mission and attended the North Las Vegas Valley Baptist Church. She enjoyed sewing, Sunday afternoon drives and church work, including teaching Sunday school.

Survivors include a son, Jerry of Las Vegas; two daughters, Janice Beaird of Olympia, and Revena Angerstein of Springfield; a sister, Maralee Stephens of Fountain Valley, Calif.; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

The funeral will be in Las Vegas. Major Family Funeral Home in Springfield is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Las Vegas Rescue Mission.
Bemis, Jesse
Friday, April 6, 1934
The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Jesse Bemis Is Killed In Woods

COTTAGE GROVE, April 6 – (Special) – Jesse W. Bemis, well-known farmer of the London district south of Cottage Grove, was killed at 2 p.m. Thursday while engaged in logging between London and Black Butte.  He was driving a team pulling a log when a falling limb of a tree fell and struck him across the chest, killing him instantly.

Mr. Bemis was 69 years of age, having been born at Waupaca, Wis., June 8, 1865. He had been a resident of Lane county about 50 years.  He is survived by his widow and eight children as follows: Mrs. Deltha Geer of London, Mrs. Walsh of Santa Rosa, Cal., Mrs. Myrtle Frame of Rainier, Mrs. Jesse Collier of Chinook, Wash., Russell, Jesse, Ollie and Malcolm Bemis, all of London.

The funeral services will be held at the Bemis cemetery Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock.  Rev. I. G. Shaw, pastor of the Christian church of Cottage Grove, will officiate and the Mills chapel will have charge.
Bemis, Nelson
Tuesday, November 26, 1974
The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
BEMIS – Nelson S. Bemis of BB Route, Box 464 (London), Cottage Grove, died November 25, 1974.  He was born April 22, 1905 at London.  A lifelong resident of that area.  He was a member of Cottage Grove Masonic Lodge, No. 51 AF & AM.  He was married to Juanita Gates on March 6, 1934 at Vancouver, Washington.  He is survived by his wife, a brother, Russell of Woodburn, four sisters: Hester Welch of Santa Rosa, California, Jessie Collier of Torrance, California, Ollie Zimmerman of Tigard, Josie Holm of Oakridge, numerous nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be Wednesday, November 27th at 2 p.m. at SMITH-LUND FUNERAL CHAPEL.  Masonic Lodge No. 51 AF & AM officiating.  Interment at Bemis Cemetery.
Bender, Shirley
Friday, February 27, 2004
The Springfield News (Springfield, OR)
Oct. 26, 1926-Feb. 23, 2004

Shirley Camellia Bender, 77, of Springfield, has died of age-related causes.

Born in Elkpoint, S.D., to Lowell and Amy (Porter) Pond, she married Arthur Bender on Nov. 8, 1947, in Cottage Grove. He died Oct. 11, 2001.

She was a house cleaner, laundress, cook, pulled green chain and was a school bus driver for the Mapleton School District. Before moving to Springfield, she lived in Swisshome.

At the age of 53, she completed her general education degree.

Her hobbies included fishing, gardening, cooking, canning and baking. She enjoyed making crafts with her grandchildren, dancing, singing and spending time with her family and friends. She was a member of Springfield's Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Survivors include a daughter: Lois Ramos (and her husband, Filemon) of Florence; a son: Jay Bender of Springfield; two brothers: George Pond of Richland, Wash., and Evan Pond; a sister: Opal Heckenlively of Sparks, Nev.; as well as 19 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

The graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at Sunset Hills in Eugene. Visitation will be held from noon to 3 p.m. today, Feb. 27, at Buell Funeral Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to Springfield's Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Bendshadler, Phyllis Friday, January 11, 2002 The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
JUNCTION CITY - Phyllis M. Bendshadler of Junction City died Jan. 9 of age-related causes. She was 85.

Bendshadler was born Sept. 26, 1916, in Coventry, England, to William and Martha Smith Barnes. She married Merlin Bendshadler in Winnemucca, Nev., on Dec. 31, 1957.

She attended nursing college in Birmingham, England. She immigrated to Burns in 1947 and moved to Eugene in 1955. She worked as a nurse in England, Burns and Eugene.

She enjoyed flower arranging and sewing. She especially enjoyed spending time on the beach. She was a member of the Ladies of the Moose and the Eugene Elks and Eagles Lodges. She served as a clerk in the Neighbors of the Woodcraft.

Survivors include her husband; three sons, Brian Leward of Seaside, William Smith of Bend and Robert Smith of East Wenatchee, Wash.; a daughter, Jannete Coleman of Junction City; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. A daughter, June Robuck died in 1995.

No services have been planned. Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.
Bendix, Paul Monday, October 18, 1999 The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
The funeral will be held Oct. 20 for Paul Bendix of Eugene, who died Oct. 16 of a heart attack.  He was 85.

Bendix was born June 23, 1914, in Anamoose, N.D.  He served in the Navy during World War II in the South Pacific.  He had lived in Eugene for 55 years and was a general building contractor.

Survivors include a son, Gary of Bend; a brother, V. M. Bendix of Eugene; a sister, Doris Tatum of Eugene; and one grandchild.

Wednesday's service will be at 11 a.m. at Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene.  Burial will be at Lane Memorial Gardens.
Bendix, Vernall Thursday, October 13, 2005 The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Vernall M. "Red" Bendix of Eugene died Oct. 8 at age 79. The family chose not to list the cause of death.

He was born April 9, 1926, in Chehalis, Wash. He married Evelyn Riggs on March 14, 1953, in Eugene.

Bendix served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean War. He was a self-employed contractor and enjoyed hunting, fishing and the outdoors.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Donna Peterson of Jasper and Kayla Donaldson of Portland; a son, Bill of Eugene; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

No service is planned. Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.
Bendix, William Tuesday, July 3, 1962 The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
BENDIX - William C. Bendix of 51 Bailey Lane passed away July 2, 1962 at the age of 85.  He was born September 13, 1876 in Rochester, Minnesota.  Besides his wife, the former Amanda L. Stohr whom he married in Anamoose, North Dakota January 26, 1904, he is survived by 2 sons: Paul and Vernall of Eugene; 4 daughters: Amanda Hill, Springfield, Martha Haynes, Dorris Tatum, Vera Smith, all of Eugene; a brother Fred of Ortonville, Minnesota; 18 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren.  He was a life long member of the Lutheran Church.  Funeral services will be held in the Poole-Larsen Chapel Thursday, July 5, 1962 at 10:30 a.m. daylight.  Interment to follow in Lane Memorial Gardens.
Bendt, Alfred
Wednesday, January 30, 2002 The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
The graveside service will be held Feb. 2 for Alfred Raymond Bendt of Eugene, who died Jan. 27 of cancer. He was 73.

Bendt was born Nov. 29, 1928, in Lansing, Mich., to Alfred and Alice Penzyl Bendt. He married Eleanor Clark in Detroit, Mich., on Jan. 15, 1951. She died in 1984.

He worked as a road builder and heavy equipment operator. His interests included hunting, fishing, rock hounding, ATVs, reading and toy poodles.

Bendt lived in Sutherlin and Myrtle Creek before moving to Eugene three and a half years ago.

Survivors include three sons, James and Dan, both of Eugene, and Tom of Salem; five daughters, Patricia Robertson of Prineville, Julie Mooney and Linda Pedersen, both of Eugene, Barbara Schriner of Oakland, Ore., and Susan Yarbrough of Salem; two brothers, Leroy of Ionia, Mich., and David of Peoria, Ill.; a sister, Carol Moxley of Oxnard, Calif.; 22 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Saturday's service will be at 10 a.m. at Valley View Cemetery in Sutherlin.

Chapel of Memories Funeral Home in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Sacred Heart Hospice.
Benedict, Grace Tuesday, May 23, 2000 The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
CRESWELL - Grace C. Benedict of Creswell died May 20 of age-related causes. She was 85.

She was born Oct. 28, 1914, in Nezperce, Idaho, to James and Clifton White Brock. She married Maurice Benedict in Eugene on May 8, 1988. Benedict was a homemaker and enjoyed pinochle, listening to country music and her family.

Survivors include her husband of Klamath Falls; sons, Jack Anderson of Springfield and Richard Anderson of Kittery Point, Maine; two daughters, Linda "Gaile" White of Creswell and Nancy Nyre of Coquille; 18 grandchildren; and 33 great grandchildren. A son, James Anderson, died previously.

No services will be held. England's Creswell Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Contributions may be made to the American Lung Assoc.
Benitez, Paula
Friday, February 27, 2004
The Springfield News (Springfield, OR)
July 24, 1957-Feb. 23, 2004

Paula Ruth Benitez, 46, of Springfield, has died of a homicide.

She was born in Redmond to Clyde and Doris (Fox) Drew. She was divorced.

Before moving to Springfield, she lived in Redmond and Walterville.

She was a school bus driver for the Springfield School District.

She enjoyed children, sewing, building things, old things and plants.

Survivors include her parents, Clyde and Doris Drew of Walterville; a son: Tommy Benitez of Springfield; two daughters: Carrie Benitez and Isabel Benitez, both of Springfield; three brothers: Mike Drew of Keizer, Dale Drew of Yukipa, Calif., and Corey Drew of Independence; three sisters: Linda McCright of Redmond, Shellie Smith of Tacoma, Wash., and Anmarie Ruiz of Brooks; as well as three grandchildren.

Burial will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Camp Creek Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at Camp Creek Elementary School. Major Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to a trust fund for Benitez children at Selco Credit Union.
Benner-LaVigne, Frances
Saturday, March 2, 2002 The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
SPRINGFIELD - A memorial service will be today, March 2, for Frances "Pat" Benner-LaVigne of Springfield, who died Feb. 26 of complications from surgery. She was 78.

Benner-LaVigne was born Oct. 6, 1923, in Omaha, Neb., to LaForrest and Edna Joslyn Eby.

She served in the Navy as a nurse during World War II. Before moving to Springfield 33 years ago, she lived in San Jose, Calif. She married Valmore LaVigne in Maine on July 12, 1997.

Benner-LaVigne worked as a Lane Transit District bus driver. In addition to driving, she enjoyed traveling and liked to celebrate life. She volunteered as a senior companion.

She was an AARP member and belonged to the Eugene Faith Center.

Survivors include her husband; two sons, Allen Benner of Virginia and Jay Benner of Springfield; four daughters, Billie Jo Benner of North Reading, Mass., Roberta Ruchti of Eugene, and Trocel Benner and Barbara Benner, both of Sacramento; a brother, LaForrest Eby of Dayton, Nev.; two sisters, Gladys Miller of Dayton, Nev., and Harriet Kline of Gregory, S.D.; 13 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Today's service will be at 11 a.m. at Major Family Funeral Home in Springfield.

Memorial contributions may be made to a senior companion program or to a charity of choice.
Bennett, Audrey
Sunday, May 12, 2002
The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Services have been held for Audrey A. Bennett of Cornelius, formerly of Eugene, who died May 6 at age 72. Her family chose not to list the cause of death.

Bennett was born Oct. 30, 1929, in Columbia, S.D., to Andrew and Hazel Martell Guse.

In 1946, she married Clifford Joustra in Sioux City, Iowa. The couple lived in Lenton, Iowa, and Alcester, S.D., before moving to Eugene in 1958. They moved to California in 1966, then to Reno, Nev., in 1967. They divorced in 1969.

She married Robert Bennett in Virginia City, Nev., on April 25, 1984. The couple lived in Reno until moving to Forest Grove in 1991, then to Cornelius.

Before retiring in 1991, Bennett worked at the Fitzgerald and Bonanza casinos in Reno.

Her interests included gardening, camping and collecting deer figurines. She was a volunteer with the Second Helping Food Program.

Survivors include her husband; two sons, Eugene Joustra of Reno and Allen Joustra of Sparks, Nev.; a stepdaughter, Kelly Warwick of Cornelius; three brothers, Stan Guse and Jim Guse, both of Eugene, and Bob Guse of Albany; a sister, Alice Garrett of Milwaukie, Ore.; and five grandchildren. A granddaughter, Courtney Joustra, died previously.

Forest Grove Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Second Helping Food Program, 2515 Gales Way, Forest Grove, OR 97116.
Bennett, Gertrude Tuesday, May 12, 1964 The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
RITES WEDNESDAY FOR EX-EUGENEAN

A funeral is scheduled Wednesday in Santa Cruz, Calif., for a former Eugenean, Mrs. M.C. (Gertrude) Bennett, who died Monday. Mrs. Bennett, who was 74, had lived with her husband in Eugene for a number of years until about eight years ago when they moved to California.

The funeral service is set for 11 a.m. at Wessondorf-Thal Mortuary in Santa Cruz. Cremation is to follow. Mrs. Bennett is survived by her husband and a daughter, Dorothy Golden of Los Angeles, and by a number of cousins and nieces and nephews.
Bennett, Theresa Monday, January 22, 1979 The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
BENNETT - Theresa (Terry) Louise Bennett of Drain died January 20, 1979, as a result of an automobile accident. She was born January 7, 1949, in Eugene and had been a long-time resident of the Drain area. She is survived by her husband, Darrell, of Drain; 3 children: Gwen Osgard, Chad and Travis Bennett; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R.G. Thomas; a brother and sister-in-law, Mark and Janie Thomas of Eugene; 2 grandmothers: Velma Roach of Drain and Ruby Thomas of Cottage Grove. Funeral services will be Tuesday, January 23, at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, Drain, Reverend David Grossman officiating. Vault interment at the Drain Cemetery, SMITH-LUND-MILLS FUNERAL CHAPEL, directors.
Benninger, Clara
Monday, March 6, 1950 The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
BENNINGER – Clara V. Benninger of Horton, Oregon, passed away in a local hospital Saturday, March 4, 1950 at the age of 62 years.  She was born in Enterprise, Ore., Dec. 25, 1887.  She was married Dec. 23, 1911 to Coy Benninger.  They have been residents of the Horton community for the past 40 years.  She was an active member of the Presbyterian Church.  Surviving are her husband Coy Benninger, two daughters, Mrs. Mary Minter and Irene Benninger; one sister, Mrs. Lelia Dick; three brothers, Roy, Ira and Carl Surcamp, and three grandchildren.  Services will be held Tuesday, March 7, 1950 at 2:00 p.m. in the Blachly Church with Rev. Peck officiating.  Interment will be in the Blachly Cemetery.  Miller Sherman Murphy funeral home in charge.
Bennison, Richard
Wednesday, June 5, 2002
The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
A memorial gathering will be held June 6 for Richard Astle Bennison of Eugene, who died June 1 of age-related causes. He was 87.

Bennison was born Oct. 4, 1914, in Portland to Orval and Pansy Astle Bennison.

He earned a business degree at the University of Oregon, where he belonged to Phi Delta Theta and played football. His team was inducted into a Hall of Fame three years ago.

In 1940, Bennison married Marian Hardin in Portland.

During World War II, he served in the Army Transportation Corps.

Bennison lived in Eugene for more than 50 years. He worked as a salesman for and owner of a feed and garden supply store. He also worked in the city of Eugene parks department.

His interests included gardening, animals, wildlife and fishing. He was a life member of the Wayfarer Lodge, AF & AM.

Survivors include his wife.

Thursday's gathering will be at 1 p.m. at 155 E. 49th Ave. England's Eugene Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Eugene Mission.
Benoit, Cora
Monday, May 15, 2000
The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
FLORENCE - Cora Benoit of Florence died May 10 of age-related causes. She was 91.

She was born Sept. 14, 1908, in Silver Star, Mont., to John and Isophine Zeigler Stacy. She married Louis Benoit in Whitehall, Mont. He died in 1967.

Benoit was a homemaker and enjoyed her family and grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren. She had lived in Florence since 1946 and had been a member of the Moose Lodge since 1967.

Survivors include two daughters, Violet Ross of Eugene, and Evelyn Christle of Florence; a son, Louis of Eugene; two brothers, George Stacy of CA., and JohnStacy of WA.; three sisters, Christina May, Violet Huckaba and Agnes Walker, all of Montana; eight grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. A daughter, Peggy Circle, died in 1998, and a granddaughter also died previously.

No services will be held. Rest-Haven Memorial Park & Funeral Home in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.
Benson, Ashlyne
Wednesday, May 22, 2002
The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
SPRINGFIELD - Ashlyne Augustine Benson, infant daughter of Mark and Robin Peterson Benson of Springfield, died May 20 of complications from a premature birth. She was born in Eugene on May 16, 2002.

Survivors include her parents; grandparents Ed and Betty Tucker of Newbury Park, Calif., and Robert and Anita Benson of Camarillo, Calif.; great-grandparents, Emanuel and Augustine Guerrero of La Verne, Calif., and Marie Mayfield of Colorado Springs, Colo.

Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. today at Major Family Funeral Home in Springfield. Burial will be at Springfield Memorial Gardens.
Benson, Irene
Friday, April 28, 1899
Bohemia Nugget (Cottage Grove, OR)
Died –
At the home of her parents, in this city, Monday morning April 24, 1899, Irene, aged 2 years, 3 months and 8 days, the little golden-haired daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Benson, after an illness of some eight weeks, relinquished the frail thread of life, and the pure soul of a lovely child was wafted upon angel wings to a brighter and better world – to the arms of an all-wise Heavenly Father.

The funeral was held at the residence of the bereaved parents Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock and the interment took place at the Masonic-Odd Fellows cemetery.
Benston, Alma
Friday, March 10, 1950 The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
BENSTON – Alma P. Benston of 126 Blair Blvd., Eugene passed away Tuesday, March 7, 1950 at a Salem hospital.  She was born Alma Pressey at San Luis Obispo, Calif., March 23, 1872 and was married to Frank T. Benston at South Tacoma, Washington, September 20, 1900.  They came to Oregon in 1907, living in Roseburg until 1909 when they moved to Saginaw.  For the past 12 years they had made their home in Eugene.  Mrs. Benston was a member of the Presbyterian Church.  Surviving her are her husband; four sons, Lowell of Saginaw, Harry and Elwyn of Eugene and Stephen of Central Point; one daughter, Mrs. Evelyn Mick of Klamath Falls; 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Ernestine Telford of Reedsport.  Private funeral services will be held at Mills Mortuary in Cottage Grove Saturday, March 11.  Rev. Frank Brown will officiate with interment in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Cottage Grove.
Benter, Ralph
Tuesday, January 29, 1985
The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
BENTER – Ralph Virgil Benter of 288 East Oregon Avenue, Creswell, died January 27, 1985 at the age of 85. He was born August 16, 1899 in Cottage Grove, Oregon. He was married on September 2, 1922 to Eunice Gile in Eugene. He was a past president of Oregon State Holstein Associations, a life-time member of Holstein Friesian Association of America, he exhibited cattle in 5 Western states for many years. He was a member of the Lane County Fair Board for 15 years, one of the organizers and first president of the community bank in Creswell, and served on the board of directors. A member of the Oregon Dairymen Association and served as a National Delegate for many years. He was also a member of the Oregon Farm Bureau. He is survived by his wife, Eunice Benter of Creswell, daughter and son-in-law, Helen and Elmus Beck Jr. of Eugene, a sister and brother-in-law, Jessie and Harry Simmons of Cottage Grove, 3 grandchildren Janice and her husband Duane Monette of Springfield, Alvin and Ardden Beck of Pascagoula, Mississippi, and 6 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Fuphamy Benter. Memorial services will be Wednesday, January 30th at 10:30 a.m. At the Creswell Presbyterian Church with Pastor Norm Few officiating. Family requests no flowers please. ENGLAND'S EUGENE MEMORIAL CHAPEL in charge of arrangements.
Bentley, Geraldine Thursday, February  15, 1979 The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
FORMER RESIDENT OF EUGENE DIES; SERVICE FRIDAY

A memorial service will be Friday for Geraldine "Jackie" Bentley, of Roseburg and formerly of Eugene, who died in a Portland hospital on Monday.

She was 42.

Born in Eugene on Nov. 11, 1936, Mrs. Bentley moved to Roseburg with her parents in 1951. She graduated from Roseburg High School.

She married Thomas Bentley, also of Roseburg, on Feb. 6, 1961. In the six years preceding her death, Mrs. Bentley had been a kidney dialysis patient.

She is survived by her husband; two daughters, Lori Bentley and Jodi Knigge; a son, Lonnie, and two grandchildren, all of Roseburg. Other survivors include a brother, Terry Travess, and her parents, George and Vivian Travess, all of Springfield.

The memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. George's Episcopal Church in Roseburg. The family requests donations be made to the Kidney Association of Oregon.
Bentley, John
Friday, August 4, 1905
Daily Capital Journal (Salem, OR)
John W. Bentley, an old and well known resident of Lane county, died at the home of his daughter, at Elmira, Thursday, July 27th, aged 85 years.  He came to Eugene in '73, and has resided there for over 20 years.
Benton, Eunice
Friday, April 3, 2009
The Springfield Times (Springfield, OR)
July 29, 1922 – March 30, 2009

Eunice Lorraine Benton, 86, died March 30, 2009 of age related causes.

Ms. Benton was born on July 29, 1922 in Waterloo, Iowa to John and Helen (Topping) Billings.

She graduated from high school in 1940.

Ms. Benton was a graduate of Northwestern Bible and Missionary Training School in 1944. She received a certificate of Christian education.

She married John Clinton Benton on Aug. 21, 1945 in Waterloo.

Ms. Benton was a homemaker and worked for the U.S. Postal Service as a mail carrier for 12 years in Creswell.

She was a Sunday School teacher for all ages. A Sunday School Superintendent and played piano for church and in nursing homes. She was a member of the Conservative Baptist Association of Oregon, serving as Women's State President for two years and Women's Vice President and camp director for three years.

She is survived by three sons, Daniel Benton of Sacramento, Timothy Benton of Junction City and Thomas Benton of Hillsboro; a daughter, Bethel Joy Willocks of Eugene; and three grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband, John on Dec. 27, 1999.

A memorial service will be conducted on April 2, 10:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Springfield. A private burial will be held at Sunset Hills.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Eugene Mission or the Camp Harlow Scholarship Fund care of First Baptist Church.

Major Family Funeral Home of Springfield is handling the arrangements.
Berchtold, Chester Sunday, January 2, 1949 The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Chester L. Berchtold, 2051 Friendly street, died Jan. 1 at the age of 63.  A retired Southern Pacific railway conductor, he is survived by wife Mildred.  He was a member of the Order of Railroad conductors.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Simon-Lounsbury mortuary, with commitment at the Portland crematorium.  A more complete obituary will be released later.
Berg, Dale Friday, January 26, 1979 The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
BERG - Dale Marie Berg of 2020 West 17th, Kennewick, Washington, died January 25, 1979 in Pasco, Washington at the age of 65.  Funeral services will be Monday, January 29, at 2 p.m. in BUELL CHAPEL.  Interment Laurel Hill Cemetery.
Berg, Dale Monday, January 29, 1979 The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
BERG - Dale Marie Berg of 2020 West 17th, Kennewick, Washington, died January 25, 1979 in Pasco, Washington, at the age of 65. She was born November 27, 1913 in Roseburg, Oregon. She was preceded in death by her husband, Telmer, August 3, 1964. She was a housewife and lived in the Springfield area 60 years. She is survived by one son, Robert Berg of Springfield; one daughter, Judy Reynolds of Kennewick; 5 grandchildren; one sister, Audrey Lewis of Portland. Funeral services were Monday, January 29, at 2 p.m. in Buell Chapel. Pastor Scott Dyer of the Albany Community Church officiating. Interment Laurel Hill Cemetery. Buell Chapel in charge of local arrangements
Berg, Ernest
Thursday, August 6, 1964
The Springfield News (Springfield, OR)
Ernest Berg, 71, of 5588 High Banks road, Springfield, died at a local nursing home early this morning, Aug. 6, three days after the death of his brother, Telmer O. Berg.
 
A resident of Oregon since 1911, Mr. Berg was born June 8, 1893 in Minneapolis, Minn.  He had lived in this community since 1918, and was a dairyman.
 
Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Sadie Bishop of Portland, and several nieces and nephews.
 
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Aug. 8, at 10 a.m. in Buell Chapel with the Rev. Ross Knotts officiating.  Interment will follow in Laurel Hill cemetery.

Contributed by Cindy Watson
Berg, Janice Monday, January 30, 1950 The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
BERG - Janice Kaye Berg, age 1 month, of 2645-A Morning Drive, Springfield, Ore., passed away at a local hospital Saturday, January 28, 1950.  she was born in Eugene December 29, 1949, and is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Berg, Jr., of Springfield, one sister, Sharon Lynnette at home; grandparents, Mr. Fred Berg Sr., of Enumclaw, Wash.; and Mr. and Mrs. Ben R. McCluskey, Sr. of Springfield.  Graveside services will be held under the direction of Bartholomew-Buell Chapel Tuesday January 31 at 11:30 a.m. at Westlawn Cemetery.  Rev. Leland Nelson officiating.
Berg, Marie
Monday, March 20, 1950
The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
BERG – Marie Berg, age 61, of 325 Memorial Drive, Springfield passed away at her home Saturday, March 18, 1950.  She was born in Adams, North Dakota, August 30, 1887 and had been a resident of this community for the past 3 years.  She was a member of the Lutheran Church and was married to Peter E. Berg in Badger, Minnesota February 5, 1910.  She is survived by her husband, Peter of Springfield; six sons, Phillip of Eugene, Wilhelm and Lloyd of Springfield, Thorvald and Gerald of Minne., and Ingvald of Calif.; one daughter, Clara Hess of Minn.; 12 grandchildren; 5 brothers and 6 sisters.  Funeral services will be held at Springfield Lutheran church Thursday, March 23 at 2:00 p.m.  Rev. Sterling Simonson officiating with interment in Resthaven Memorial Park.  Arrangements in charge of Bartholomew-Buell Chapel.
Berg, Telmer
Thursday, August 6, 1964
The Springfield News (Springfield, OR)
Telmer O. Berg, 63, of 5520 High Banks road died at a local hospital Aug. 3.  A resident of this community since 1917, Berg was born Oct. 7, 1900 in Buffalo, Minn., and was married in Springfield on June 8, 1938 to the former Dale Daniels, who survives.
 
Also surviving are a son, Robert of Springfield, a daughter, Mrs. Judy Reynolds of Reedsport; four grandchildren; one brother, Ernest of Springfield; a sister, Mrs. Sadie Bishop of Portland, and several nieces and nephews.
 
Funeral services were held this afternoon, Aug. 6, in Buell Chapel with the Rev. Ross Knotts officiating.  Interment followed in Laurel Hill cemetery.

Contributed by Cindy Watson
Berger, Andrew
Saturday, December 11, 1880
The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR)
Died – Andrew Berger, a pauper, died last Sunday near Springfield.  He had trusted his children with his property, and in return was thrust out upon the charity of the cold world.
Berger, Geraldine
Thursday, May 2, 2002
The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Geraldine Berger of Eugene died April 29 of heart failure. She was 66.

Berger was born Nov. 5, 1935, in Bronx, N.Y., to Herman and Shirley Silverman. She was married to Alfred Berger for 26 years.

She was a secretary and clerical worker in high schools and the University of Oregon.

She enjoyed gardening and was treasurer for the Temple Beth Israel Sisterhood. She was also a volunteer at the temple in Eugene.

Before moving to Eugene, Berger lived in Tillamook and Los Angeles.

Survivors include a daughter, Helene Berger-Belfatto of Eugene; a brother, Seymour Silverman of Oceanside, Calif.; and three grandchildren. A daughter, Susan Berger, died previously.

A graveside service was held. Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene was in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Temple Beth Israel.
Bergeson, Virgil
Tuesday, May 21, 2002
The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Virgil A. "Bergie" Bergeson of Eugene died May 16 of age-related causes. He was 81.

Bergeson was born Oct. 24, 1920, in Cameron, Mo., to Holver and Eva Bergeson. He married Pat Curtin in St. Joseph, Mo., on Sept. 27, 1944. He was raised in St. Joseph and lived in Palmdale, Calif., from 1952 to 1992, when he moved to Eugene. Bergeson was a Navy torpedo bomber based at Whidbey Island, Wash., in World War II. He was a builder, carpenter and woodworker for 40 years.

Bergeson enjoyed coaching Little League baseball and received many coaching awards. He was a former president of a youth baseball program. Bergeson was a history buff who especially enjoyed learning about Abraham Lincoln. He was an active member of Norkenzie Christian Church in Eugene. Bergeson was also a member of the Palmdale Sagehoppers, the YMCA Men's Club in Palmdale, a square dance club and the American Legion.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Robin Walker of Eugene; a son, Ron of Eugene; six grandchildren; and three great-grand-children.

No service has been planned. Burial will be at Rest-Haven Memorial Park in Eugene. Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of choice.
Berggren, Axel
Sunday, May 28, 1972
The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
BERGGREN – Axel N. Berggren of 2360 Chambers, Eugene, formerly of cottage Grove, passed away May 26, 1972, at the age of 88.  He was born July 3, 1883, in Gotland, Sweden.  He is survived by his wife, Josie; two nephews: Wayne and Arleigh Berggren of Cottage Grove; a niece, Thelma Barber of Albany.  Graveside funeral services will be Tuesday, May 30, 1972, at 1:30 p.m. at Bemis Cemetery, London, Oregon, SMITH-LUND-MILLS FUNERAL CHAPEL in charge.  Those who wish may make donations to the cottage Grove Hospital Heart Fund in his memory.
Berggren, Elmer
Thursday, November 12, 1936
The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Elmer Clarence Berggren, 38, of London, Ore., who passed away Monday at the Sacred Heart hospital, Eugene, was born Feb. 26, 1898, at Mr. Vernon, Wash.

He is survived by a brother, Axel, also of London, and several nephews and nieces.  He was president of the Farmer’s Union at London.,  He came to the London district 23 years ago, after living several years at Heppner, Ore.

Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock at the Mills chapel, cottage Grove.  The Rev. Patterson officiated, and interment was in the Bemis cemetery.
Berggren, Johanna
Friday, January 17, 1936
The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
COTTAGE GROVE, Jan. 17, - (Special) – Mrs. Johanna Berggren, widow, died Thursday morning at London.  She was born June 1, 1859 in Sweden and was married there in October, 1880.  The family have resided at London 22 years coming from Heppner.

Mr. Berggren died 21 years ago.  Two sons, Axel and Elmer of London and three grandchildren survive.  Mrs. Berggren was a member of the Church of Christ at London.  Funeral service will be held at the church there Saturday at 2 o’clock.  Burial at Bemis cemetery.  Mills chapel in charge.
Berggren, Olaf
Tuesday, February 9, 1915
The Eugene Daily Guard (Eugene, OR)
COTTAGE GROVE MAN IS KILLED

Olaf Bergerren Meets Death Under Wheels of Own Wagon Near London

Olaf Bergerren, a resident of the extreme southern part of the county, was killed last night when run over by his own wagon.  His horses after the accident, stopped and waited all night, in vain for their driver.

They were found still standing beside his body this morning by Levi Geer, of London, who chanced to be on the road.  The wheels of the wagon, heavily loaded, had passed over his body, crushing him.  It is probable that death was instantaneous.

The accident occurred on the road from Cottage Grove to London, near London. Bergerren had left Cottage Grove for home late in the day.  He supposition is that he fell asleep, and while asleep, fell or was thrown forward and under the wheels of the wagon before he could recover.  He may have fallen as a result of heart trouble, according to the Cottage Grove authorities.

Little is known of Bergerren, other than that he lived on a farm near London and is said to leave a family.
Bergman, J. Evelyn Thursday, February  22, 1979 The Eugene Register Guard (Eugene, OR)
BERGMAN - J. Evelyn Bergman of 3605 Stark Street, Eugene, passed away February 21, 1979 at the age of 58.  she was born November 28, 1920 in Kellyville, Oklahoma, and had been a resident of this vicinity since 1945.  She was married to Ivan H. Bergman in Eugene on August 29, 1944.  She had been employed by Pacific Northwest Bell for the past 26 years, was a member of the Telephone Pioneers and the Grandmothers Bowling League.  Surviving besides her husband are 4 children: Sharon Dingman of Ogden, Utah, Dennis and Dick Bergman, both of Portland, Joyce Dunnick of Eugene; her mother, Myrtle Westfall of Bend; 5 brothers: John E. Jr. and Wayne Westfall, both of Portland, Marvin, Chuck and Frankie Westfall, all of Bend; 4 sisters: Velma St. John and Peggy Jensen, both of Bend, Sue Ann Iorns of Portland and Barbara Ells of Newark, California; 11 grandchildren.  Memorial services will be held Friday, February 23 at 2:30 p.m. in POOLE-LARSEN CHAPEL with Bishop John A. Shaw conducting.  Cremation will be held.  Contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.
Bergstrom, Ethel Thursday, December 17, 2009 The Eugene Register Guard (Eugene, OR)
A celebration of life will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 21, at Springfield Lutheran Church for Ethel B. Bergstrom of Springfield, who died Dec. 15 of age-related causes. She was 90. Private burial will be at Springfield Memorial Gardens.

She was born Jan. 5, 1919, in Dawson, Minn., to Martin and Betsy Larsen Femrite. She married Orville H. Bergstrom in Reno, Nev. He died in 1967.

She worked as a housekeeper at McKenzie Willamette Hospital.

Survivors include four daughters, Karen Fountain of Walterville and Bette, Judi and Jill Bergstrom, all of Springfield; two sons, Ken of Eugene and Steven of Springfield; and six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Major Family Funeral Home in Springfield. Remembrances to Springfield Lutheran Church.
Bergstrom, Orville Thursday, July 13, 1967 The Eugene Register Guard (Eugene, OR)
BERGSTROM - Orville H. Bergstrom of 234 South 35th Street, Springfield passed away July 12, 1967 at a local hospital.  He was born October 4, 1917 in Montevideo, Minnesota.  He was manager of an auto parts store.  He was married to Ethel Femrite, June 22, 1941 in Reno, Nevada.  He has been a resident of the community since 1937.  He was a member of the Springfield Lutheran Church.  He is survived by his wife, Ethel; two sons: Kenneth and Steve of Springfield; four daughters: Betty Bergstrom and Karen Fountain, Judy Bergstrom and Jill Bergstrom, all of Springfield; two grandchildren; one uncle, Edwin Opager of Springfield; two aunts: Mrs. Al Oswood of Montevideo, Minnesota, Mrs. Arthur Poore of Wilsall, Montana.  Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 15 at 10 a.m. in BUELL CHAPEL.  Pastor Otto L. Franke of the Springfield Lutheran Church officiating with interment to follow in Springfield Memorial Cemetery.
Bergthold, Paul
Wednesday, March 31, 2004
The Springfield News (Springfield, OR)
March 16, 1959-March 20, 2004

Paul D. Bergthold, 45, of McKenzie Bridge, has died. His family chose not to list the cause of death.

He was born in Los Angeles to Samuel and Helen (Allen) Bergthold.

He lived in Virginia during the 1980s and spent time in Florida and Tennessee.

He attended high school in West Covina, Calif., and trade school at City of Industry, Calif. He studied food service.

He enjoyed caring for his four cats. His special talent was baking.

Survivors include his mother of McKenzie Bridge; and a sister: Karen Calvert of Mt. Pleasant, Tenn.

No services are planned. Inurnment will be at Springfield Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Bergthold Family Trust in care of Pioneer Parkway Bank of America.
Berkey, Victor
Friday, April 12, 2002
The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
SPRINGFIELD - The funeral will be held April 13 for Victor Hiram Berkey of Springfield, who died April 10 of heart failure. He was 83.

Berkey was born Dec. 18, 1918, in Lee, Ore., to Victor and Flora Job Berkey. He married Deloras Wheeler in Eugene on July 25, 1944.

He attended college in Eastern Washington, at Oregon State University, the University of Oregon and Harvard for a total of three years. Berkey served as an ensign in the Navy during World War II. He worked as a math and science teacher for one year. He owned a wood fuel business for 10 years and worked as a candy distributor for five years. Berkey also worked at Weyerhaeuser in Brookings and at Booth-Kelly Plywood. He enjoyed gardening, swimming, ballroom dancing and watching sports. Berkey was a former member of the Elks Lodge No. 357 and a member of the Springfield Eagles and Ebbert Memorial United Methodist Church in Springfield. Berkey lived in Olympia and Brookings before settling in the area 45 years ago.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Victor of Eugene; two daughters, Beverly Mast of Visalia, Calif., and Sheryl Fewkes of Newport; a brother, Morris of Mercer Island, Wash.; two sisters, Mary Berkey of Sutherlin and Elsie Stokes of Twisp, Wash.; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Visitation will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at Lane Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home in Eugene. Saturday's service will be at 10 a.m., also at the funeral home. Burial will be at Lane Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Association.
Berkshire, James
Saturday, May 11, 2002
The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
The graveside service will be May 13 for James Glenn Berkshire of Eugene, who died May 8 of age-related causes. He was 93.

Berkshire was born March 30, 1909, in Goshen to James and Julia Southworth Berkshire.

He married Irma Krikava in Eugene on Sept. 25, 1937. She died Nov. 1, 1978. He married Rita Bond in Eugene on Aug. 12, 1979. She died in October 1995.

He graduated from Santa Maria High School in California and worked as a machinist and blacksmith.

He worked at BABB Hardware, later called American Steel, and retired from Carruthers Manufacturing.

He enjoyed building steam engine models, reading and traveling and was one of the founding members of the Irving Fire Department, now Lane Rural Fire District.

He lived in the area most of his life.

Survivors include a son, Ron of Eugene; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A daughter, Lois, died in 1978.

Monday's service will be at 11:30 at Lane Memorial Gardens in Eugene. Lane Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society.
Berlin, Francis
Friday, June 2, 1911
The Eugene Daily Guard (Eugene, OR)
At the Eugene hospital, June 1, 1911, at 4:15 p.m., Francis Robert Berlin, aged 18 years.  He was operated upon a few days ago for appendicitis, but it was too late.  He leaves his father, Paul B. Berlin, near Fremont, in eastern Oregon, besides five brothers.  The remains will be held awaiting word from the father, who has been employed 40 or 50 miles from a telephone line.  The remains will be taken to Woonsocket, S. D., his birthplace, for burial.  The young man was a member of the Woodmen of the World and carried a policy of $2000 in the order.
Berlin, Francis Friday, June 2, 1911
The Eugene Daily Guard (Eugene, OR)
Francis Berlin, who died at the Eugene hospital Thursday was a member of the Modern Woodmen, instead of the Woodmen of the World, as published.
Berlin, Francis Saturday, June 3, 1911
The Eugene Daily Guard (Eugene, OR)
Remains Sent to South Dakota Town

The remains of Francis Robert Berlin, who died a few days ago as a result of an operation for appendicitis, were shipped on the noon train today for Woonsocket, S.D. where they will be buried.  The funeral was conducted this forenoon at the Gordon chapel.  The Modern Woodmen, of which order the young man was a member, attend the services in a body.
Bertsch, Flora
Thursday, May 11, 1922
The Springfield News (Springfield, OR)
Mrs. J. W. Bertch

Died at her home about 4 miles northeast of Springfield, about noon yesterday.  She had been afflicted for a year or two, had been afflicted for a year or two, had been attended by physicians and had tried various remedies.  He trouble was complicated by an attack of influenza several weeks ago.  Yesterday morning she was seized with internal pains, and called a physician.  Irregular action of the heart had set in, and resulted in death.

The funeral will be held at the residence at 2 p.m. Friday.
Bertsch, Flora Thursday, May 18, 1922
The Springfield News (Springfield, OR)
Mrs. Bertsch Funeral

The funeral of Mrs. Flora Bertsch, whose death was mentioned last week was held at the family home, near Thurston.  It was conducted by Rev. Edward H. Mills, of Portland, assisted by Rev. Thos. D. Yarnes, pastor of the Methodist church, of which she was a member.  There was a large attendance.  The burial was at the Mt. Vernon cemetery.  Marion Veatch had charge.

Mrs. Bertsch was 64 years old.  She leaves her husband, Joseph W. Bertsch; two sons, Ernest and Willis; and two daughters, Mrs. Edna Purnell, of Thurston, and Mrs. Mabel Crow of Lorane.
Best, Florence
Wednesday, May 3, 2000 The Eugene Register Guard (Eugene, OR)
A living memorial service will be held May 5 for Florence Mable Best of Eugene, who died April 28 of cancer. She was 63.

She was born Dec. 23, 1936, in Charter Oak, Iowa, to Edward and Ella Koch Henshen. She married Alvin Best in Reno, Nv., on Nov. 18, 1967. He died Feb. 12, 1990.

Best was a member and past president of the Ladies Aux. of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #7384. She also belonged to the Emblem Club of the Springfield Elks Lodge # 2145. She enjoyed fishing, reading, needlepoint and square dancing.

Survivors include two sons, David Kirkpatrick of Coburg, and Wesley Kirkpatrick of Springfield; her mother, Ella Zediker of Whiting, Iowa; three brothers, Lavern Henshen of Marcola, Clarence Henshen and Norman Henshen, both of Springfield; and a sister, Clarissa Ronfeldt of Smithland. Iowa.

Friday's service will be at 7:00 p.m. at the Grange Hall, 66th Street and Thurston Rd., Springfield. Inurnment will be at Sunset Hills Memorial Gardens in Eugene. Lane Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Coburg Veterans of Foriegn Wars Post # 7384.
Betterton, Clarence Thursday, December 13, 2001 The Eugene Register Guard (Eugene, OR)
JUNCTION CITY - The funeral will be held Dec. 14 for Clarence Edwin Betterton of Junction City, who died Dec. 9 of age-related causes. He was 82.

Betterton was born Dec. 26, 1918, in Van Buren, Ark., to Roy and Rachel Brasuell Betterton. He married Pauline Hyde in Fort Smith, Ark., on May 10, 1939.

He and his wife moved in 1939 to the Junction City/Harrisburg area, where they worked as farmers. Betterton enjoyed woodworking. He was a member of the King's Grace Fellowship in Junction City.

Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Daisy Johnson of Junction City, Bernice Easler of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Patricia Stevenson of Milwaukie, Ore.; three sisters, Mildred Larson of California, Pauline Miller of Harrisburg and Lela Mundy of Madras; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Friday's service will be at 2 p.m. at Rest-Haven Memorial Park & Funeral Home in Eugene. Burial will be at Rest-Haven Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Junction City Fire Department or the American Diabetes Association.
Bettger, Waneta
Thursday, February 10, 1994
The Eugene Register Guard (Eugene, OR)
PLEASANT HILL – The funeral will be Feb. 11 for Waneta R. Bettger of Pleasant Hill, who died Feb. 7 of causes related to age.  She was 79.

She was born Feb. 7, 1915, in Rock Elm, Wis.  She moved to Mapleton in 1942 and married Ben Bettger in 1947.

A resident of the Pleasant Hill area since 1984, Bettger was a member of the Mignon Rebekah Lodge No. 105 of Mapleton, the Vesta Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star of Florence, Canton Unity Auxiliary No. 12, L.A.P.M. of Reedsport and the White City L.E.A. No. 69 of Gardiner.  She was past president of the Association of Ladies Patriarch Militant, Independent Order of Oddfellows, state of Oregon, 1979 to 1980.  He hobbies included crocheting, knitting, reading and baseball.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three daughters, Chloe Reeves of Springfield, Gerry Worley of Yoncalla and Joann Speaks of Lakeside; four sons, John of Springfield, Tony of Eugene, Larry Hoyt of Pleasant Hill and Ray Harrington of Springfield; a sister, Leola Jenkins of Grants Pass; 13 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. today at Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene.  Friday’s funeral will be at 1 p.m. at Mapleton Oddfellows Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association of to the Oddfellows Home in care of the Mapleton Oddfellows.
Betting, Mary
Monday, January 6, 1941
The Eugene Register Guard (Eugene, OR)
Mrs. Betting dies At Pleasant Hill

PLEASANT HILL, Jan. 6 – (Special) – Mrs. Joseph Betting, 94, died Sunday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Hammitt of Pleasant Hill.  She was born Mary Snyder in Harrisburg, PA., November 10, 1846, and when a small child, moved with her parents to Dayton, Ohio.  On November 10, 1882, she married Joseph Betting at Hampton, Iowa.  They came to Eugene in 1903.  Mr. Betting died in 1938.  Mrs. Betting for the past three years had made her home with her daughter.  Survivors are the daughter; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. from the Phil Bartholomew chapel, Rev. E. J. Fulton officiating.  Interment will be in Rest Haven Memorial park.
Bettleheim, Paul
Thursday, October 26, 1922
The Springfield News (Springfield, OR)
Old Time Resident Dies In California

Mr. and Mrs. Mary Peery received word this week from their daughter, Mrs. Cox, of San Francisco, that Mr. Paul Bettleheim died the 18th, while on the train enroute to San Francisco from Visalia to consult a specialist.

Mr. Bettleheim had been suffering for some time with Brights disease, and it was upon the advice of his physician that he had started to San Francisco to consult a specialist.

Mr. Bettleheim was at one time, about 12 years ago, a very enterprising merchant of this city, and at the time of his death, owned considerable property here.

He is survived by his wife and five children, as follows: Annette, Felix, Robert, Ruth and Albert.
Bettman, Nathan
Saturday, November 17, 1883
The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR)
Died – At Portland, Sunday, November 11, 1883, of scarlet fever, Nathan, eldest child of Mr. and Mrs. G. Bettman, aged 2 years, 11 months and 21 days.  The mother and child went to Portland several weeks ago, where the little child contracted the malignant disease.  We are pleased to state that the remainder of the family are in their usual good health.  Mr. and Mrs. Bettman have the sympathy of the people of Eugene in their sad affliction.
Betts, Dan
Thursday, May 18, 2000
Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Private services have been held for Dan Betts of Eugene, who died May 12, of cancer. He was 82. Betts was born April 23, 1918, in Southwick, Idaho, to Cleo and Ola Betts. He married Melba Patterson in Moscow, Idaho, on Oct. 4, 1940. During World War II, Betts was a welding instructor in the Kaiser shipyards in Portland. He moved to Eugene in 1956 and worked as a millwright and in construction. He later moved to Hanford, CA. where he was a supervisor for Armstrong Rubber Co. In the early 1970s, he returned to Eugene and worked for Weyerhaeuser Co. in Cottage Grove until his retirement. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Dennis and Cary, both of Eugene; a brother, Ray of Lewiston, Idaho; two sisters, Odetta Stiger of Phoenix, AZ., and Donna Koehn of Cheshire; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.
Betts, George
Tuesday, May 25, 1971
The Eugene Register Guard (Eugene, OR)
BETTS - George Raymond Betts of P.O. Box 108, Lowell, Oregon, passed away May 23, 1971, in Eugene.  He was born January 2, 1916, in Russell, Kansas.  He is survived by his wife, Frances; one brother, Roy of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; three sisters: Stella Bunch, Vancouver, Washington, Grance McAmis, Klickitat, Washington, Nancy Johnston, Harrah, Oklahoma; mother, Jessie Betts, Vancouver, Washington; numerous nieces and nephews.  He was a member of Hoisting and Portable Engineers Local 701, AFL-CIO.  For those who wish contributions in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society in care of the chapel.  Graveside services will be held at the Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Oregon, Wednesday, May 26, at 1 p.m.  Reverend Ralph Richardson, Trinity Methodist Church, Portland, officiating.  Poole-Larsen Chapel in charge of arrangements.
Betz, Donald

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The Eugene Register Guard (Eugene, OR)

CRESWELL - The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 5, at Creswell Faith Center for Don R. Betz of Creswell, who died Feb. 28 of renal failure. He was 84.

He was born Dec. 17, 1925, in Grand Island, Neb., to Adolph and Ruth Fairbanks Betz .

He married Katherine Ester on Jan. 18, 1974, in Eugene.

He graduated from high school in Nebraska prior to joining the U.S. Navy. He served during World Was II. He was the owner of Mr. Fish & Chips in Eugene and was retired from Betz Chevrolet Pontiac Oldsmobile in Cottage Grove.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Theresa Collucci of Hyannis, Mass.; a sister, Charlotte Royster of California; and two grandchildren.

Burial will be at Creswell Pioneer Cemetery. Arrangements by England's Creswell Memorial Chapel.

Remembrances to Creswell Care Center.

Beulke, Gerald Tuesday, January 2, 1979 The Eugene Register Guard (Eugene, OR)
BEULKE - Gerald J. Beulke of 1692 Adkins Road, Eugene, passed away January 1, 1979 in Eugene. He was born June 4, 1922 in Fairmont, Minnesota. He was a veteran of World War II, and a member of the Elk's Lodge, Burbank, California. He owned and operated American Handicrafts Company in the Oakway Mall. He is survived by: his wife, Ruth; and daughter, Joy Simms of Central Point, Oregon; a son, Dan Selorn of Eugene; his mother, Dee Apperson of Moro Bay, California; a brother, Gordon Beulke of Moro Bay, California; 2 grandchildren, Suzi and Chris. Services will be held Thursday, January 4, 1979 at aa a.m. in Lounsbury-Musgrove Funeral Chapel, with Reverend Stan Brown and Elks Lodge No. 357 officiating. Comcluding services at Rest Haven Memorial Park.
Beyer, Arlene
Tuesday, December 23, 2003
The Springfield News (Springfield, OR)
Sept. 3, 1924-Dec. 21, 2003

Arlene May Beyer, 79, of Springfield has died of age-related causes.

Born in Osmond, Neb., to Leslie and Minnie (Bahr) Henderson, she married Louis Beyer on Sept. 9, 1943, in Pierce, Neb.

She enjoyed playing bingo at Willamalane Senior Center. She also enjoyed flowers and gardening. She was a member of Hope Lutheran Church and American Legion Auxilary.

Survivors include her husband, Louis, of Springfield; two sons: Douglas Beyer (and his wife, Linda) of Stoughton, Wis., and Lee Beyer (and his wife, Terry) of Springfield; a daughter: Shelly Nobert (and her husband, Victor) of Drain; a sister: Delores Reed of Osmond, Neb.; as well as eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. today, Dec. 24, at Hope Lutheran Church. Burial will be at Springfield Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hope Lutheran Church.
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