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Vampola, Joseph
Friday, April 12, 2002
The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
PLEASANT HILL - A memorial service will be held April 13 for Joseph James "Joe" Vampola Sr. of Pleasant Hill, who died April 8 of age-related causes. He was 97.

Vampola was born Sept. 24, 1904, in Omaha, Neb., to James and Mary Semrod Vampola.

He was a professional boxer in his twenties, then worked as a chemist, a farmer and a commercial fisherman. He also worked in a meat packing plant in Omaha.

Vampola moved to Pleasant Hill in 1977. He married Jewell Parker on May 14, 1978. She died Feb. 13, 1998. His first wife, Sylvia Kozeny Vampola, died in the early 1970s.

His interests included fishing and hunting. He particurlarly enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening, and sharing extra produce. Vampola attended Trent Church of Christ in Dexter.

Survivors include a son, Joe Jr. of Nebraska; a daughter, Rosemary Paash of Arizona; a stepson, Bill Parker of Arizona; a stepdaughter, Anna Lou Parr of Pleasant Hill; 25 grandchildren; 56 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

Saturday's service will be held at 11 a.m. at Trent Church of Christ. The funeral will be in Papillion, Neb., and burial will be at Springfield Cemetery in Springfield, Neb.

Major Family Funeral Home in Springfield, Ore., is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Trent Church College Mexico Fund.
Vanaman, Harry Wednesday, February  28, 1979 The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
VANAMAN - Harry Ray Vanaman of 4795 Franklin Boulevard, No. 2, Eugene, passed away February 27, 1979 at the age of 67.  He was born October 8, 1911 in Cimarron, Oklahoma, and was married January 26, 946, in Fayetteville, Arkansas, to Edith Viggins.  He had lived in Eugene for two years.  He is survived by his wife, Edith, of Eugene; 1 brother, Homer J. Vanaman of Floresville, Texas; 2 sisters: May King of Eugene and Mattie Irwin of Grants Pass, Oregon; and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by one brother, Howard, on January 24, 1976.  Funeral services will be Thursday, March 1, at 1:30 p.m. in the CHAPEL OF MEMORIES FUNERAL HOME, 3745 west 11th Avenue, Eugene, with Pastor Leo Hornaday of the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church officiating.  Interment in Lane Memorial Gardens.  Visitation will be until 8 p.m. tonight and 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon Thursday.
VanBuren, Lydia Friday, October 5, 1951 The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
VanBUREN - Lydia VanBuren, a life-long resident of Cottage Grove, Ore., passed away at her home Thursday, Oct. 4, at the age of 84. She was born in Cottage Grove April 29, 1867, the daughter of O.P. and Mary E. Adams. She was married in Cottage Grove in 1888 to Charles VanBuren, who preceded her in death Sept. 7, 1939. Mrs. VanBuren was a member of the Gibbs Ave. Church of Christ, and was the last survivor of a family of 6 girls. Surviving her are 5 nieces and 2 nephews. Funeral services will be held at the Mills Mortuary in Cottage Grove Saturday, Oct. 6, at 2:30 p.m. Mr. Sherwood Smith will officiate with interment in the Cottage Grove IOOF Cemetery.
Van Buskirk, James
Saturday, May 27, 2000
The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
A memorial gathering will be held May 31 for James Merton Van Buskirk of Eureka, CA., who died May 20 of heart failure. The former Eugene resident was 68.

He was born Dec 21, 1931, in Superior, Wis., to Merton and Zoe Butler Van Buskirk.

While attending the Univ. of Wisconsin-Superior. he played first-string center for the football team. He earned bachelor's degrees in mathmatics and chemistry-physics. He married Phyllis Culhane in 1953. He earned a master's degree in mathematics and a doctorate degree in the mathematical specialty of topology at the University of Wis. in Madison. He taught at Wisconsin-Superior and the Univ. of Minn.-Duluth before moving to Eugene in 1962 and accepting an assistant professorship at the Univ. of OR. He later was promoted to full professor. His expertise was in braid theory and knot theory, subfields of topology. He also taught at the Univ. of Wis. in Madison, UC Santa Barbara and the Univ. of Hawaii of Manoa, and held sabbatical positions at the Matematiske Institute in Aarhus, Denmark, and at the Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics at Cambridge, England. He moved to Eureka this year from Eugene. His interest included swimming. He belonged to the Kumulokahi Outrigger Canoe Club, the Honolulu Elks Lodge # 616. the McKenzie Fly Fishers and the Honolulu chapter of Friendly Sons of St. Patrick. He was a member of Pi Mu Epsilon.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, James of Albany and Charles of Eureka; a daughter, Juliana Gunnarsson of Woodinville; a sister, Joanne Gillis of Gladstone, Mich.; and seven grandchildren.

Wednesday's gathering will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Waterfront Restaurant in Eugene. His ashes will be scattered in Honolulu at a later date. Goble's Fortuna Mortuary in Fortuna, CA., is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the National Parkinson Foundation Inc. 1501 NW Ninth Ave., Miami, FL 33136-1494.
Van Camp, Melba
Tuesday, January 22, 2002 The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
SPRINGFIELD - Melba Esther Van Camp of Springfield died Jan. 19 of age-related causes. She was 84.

Van Camp was born July 31, 1917, in Mulberry, Kan., to Peter and Lydia Fenolio Scalfi. She married Robert Van Camp in Los Angeles on Dec. 20, 1941. He died in September 1993.

After graduating from high school, Van Camp worked as a purchasing agent for Glendale Federal Savings. Her interests included crossword puzzles, bingo and scratch-off lottery tickets. She enjoyed her family, dogs and the mountains.

Survivors include a son, Robert of Springfield; and two grandchildren.

No services have been planned. Major Family Funeral Home in Springfield is in charge of arrangements.
Vance, Percy Monday, February  19, 1979 The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
VANCE - Percy LaVerne Vance of 88359 Huston Road, Veneta, passed away February 17, 1979 at the age of 70. He was born February 1, 1909 in Lookeba, Oklahoma, and was married June 1, 1950 in San Jose, California, to Millicent Gladys Hale. He graduated from the Seventh-day Adventist Binger grade school at Binger, Oklahoma. He attended the Southwestern Junior College at Keene, Texas. During the Depression he worked in the citrus groves in Mesa, Arizona, and moved to California in 1943. He worked for the Seventh-day Adventist Pacific Press making book covers for 26-1/2 years at Mountain View, California, and helped build the Mountain View S.D.A. Church. After retiring he moved in 1976 to Veneta, where he helped build the S.D.A. Welfare Center and helped to get the church school started. He was a faithful, dedicated church member and deacon for over 40 years. His favorite sports were volleyball and horseshoes. He is survived by his wife, Millicent, of Veneta; 1 son, Norman L., and daughter-in-law, Janis C. Vance; 3 grandchildren: Jason, Shelby and Tara Vance of Las Vegas, Nevada; 5 brothers: a twin brother, Perry of Merced, California, Dean of Grants Pass, Jean of Clarkdale, Arizona, Kenyon of Lookeba, Oklahoma, and Donald of San Jose, California; 2 sisters: Lucille Bleakley of Hughson, California, and LaVeta Keszler of Lodi, California. Funeral services will be Tuesday, February 20, at 2 p.m. in the Veneta Seventh-day Adventist Church, 88401 Huston Road, Veneta, with Pastor Jan Johnson officiating. Interment in Oak Hill Cemetery, 88558 Oak Hiill Cemetery Road, Eugene. Contributions in his memory may be made to Percy L. Vance Memorial School Fund through the Veneta Seventh-day Adventist Church. Chapel of Memories Funeral Home, 3745 West 11th, Eugene in charge.
Vance, Robert Monday, January 6, 1941
The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Robert Vance Dies

Robert M. Vance died Sunday at his home, 543 Seventeenth avenue west.  The Poole chapel is in charge of funeral arrangements.
Vance, Robert Monday, January 6, 1941
The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
VANCE – Robert M. Vance died at [?] 543 W. 17th, Sunday.  Complete obituary and funeral arrangements will be made later by the Poole chapel.

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Vance, Robert
Tuesday, January 7, 1941
The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Robert McKay Vance Dies At Age of 66

Robert McKay Vance, 66, died Sunday at his home, 743 Seventeenth avenue west.  He was born September 20, 1874, at Ingersoll, Ontario, Canada, and married Helen M. Quinn January 30, 1901.  He is survived by his wife.

Rosary will be held by Rev. Francis P. Leipzig Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Poole chapel.  Interment will be Minneapolis, Minn.
Vanchura, Frank
Friday, May 8, 2009
The Springfield Times (Springfield, OR)
Sept. 5, 1928 – April 26, 2009

Frank Vanchura, Jr., 80, of Springfield died April 26, 2009 of age related causes.

Mr. Vanchura was born on Sept. 5, 1928 in Comstock, Neb. to Frank and Antonette (Stracota) Vanchura.

He graduated from high school in Arcadia, Neb. During high school he played football as well as the flute.

After high school he worked as a roofer and drove wheat truck. He then went to Tulsa, Okla. for welding school and received an Associtate's Degree in aircraft repair.

Mr. Vanchura moved to Oregon in 1946 and went to work for Eugene Flying Service. He also started working for the National Cash Register Company (NCR). He worked for NCR for 28 years and then started his own business, Emerald Business Equipment. While working for NCR, he bought a coin-operated Laundromat, the Big Y Coin Laundry. He also maintained his filbert orchard, fruit trees, berry plants and bee hives.

He married Dottie Marie Crosley in 1950. They had four children, three daughters and a son.

He was an Indian Guide and Cub Scout leader with his son and helped with his daughters' Girl Scout Troop activities. He was a member and past-president of Optimist International.

Mr. Vanchura enjoyed fishing, bird hunting, coin collecting, rock collecting and polishing his "finds."

A memorial service will be held on June 6, 11 a.m. at Major Family Funeral Home at the corner of Mill and A St. in Springfield.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to The American Heart Association. Anyone that is attending Frank's memorial service is asked to wear University of Oregon's yellow and green, as Frank was a devoted fan of the Ducks for 45 years.

Major Family Funeral Home of Springfield is in charge of arrangements.
Van Curler, Eldora
Wednesday, March 20, 2002 The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
FLORENCE - The graveside service will be March 21 for Eldora Maria Van Curler of Florence, who died March 18 of breast cancer. She was 72.

Van Curler was born Feb. 20, 1930, in Parkston, S.D., to Otto and Maria Sprecher Hildebrand. She married George Van Curler in Eugene on May 9, 1947.

She and her husband owned and operated a service station in Florence for two years. Van Curler worked as a typesetter at the Siuslaw News for 28 years. Her interests included ceramics and sewing. She enjoyed spending time with her family and watching the ocean. Van Curler, a 60-year resident of the area, lived in Swisshome, Elmira and Goshen before moving to Florence.

Survivors include her husband; four sons, Len, Mike and Vance, all of Florence, and Larry of Eugene; three daughters, Elaine Tahsili of Des Moines, Wash., Sandy Hall of Garibaldi and Nancy Gray of Florence; three brothers, Roland Hildebrand of Texas and Loren and Willard Hildebrand, both of Florence; four sisters, Lillian Barr and Ruth Hildebrand, both of Eugene and Helen and Betty Hildebrand, both of Florence; 20 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Thursday's service will be at 1:30 p.m. at Pacific Sunset Cemetery in Florence. Burns' Riverside Chapel/Florence Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
VanDenheuvel, Natashia
Wednesday, March 10, 2004
The Springfield News (Springfield, OR)
June 22, 1988-March 2, 2004

Natashia Sherie VanDenheuvel, 15, of Springfield, has died. The family did not disclose the cause of death.

She was born in Orange, Calif., to Daniel Edmund VenDenheuvel and Becky Westover.

She moved with her family to Springfield in October of 1992 and attended Springfield schools. She was a student at Springfield High School, where she was involved in dance, theater and orchestra.

She loved sports and played football at Thurston Middle School and Kid Sports. She also played softball and enjoyed riding dirt bikes. She loved animals and wanted to become an animal rehabilitator. She was a member of the SODA Club at SHS.

She participated in Bible study and was a member of Eastside Faith Center.

Survivors include her father of Springfield; her mother and step-father, Rawlin Westover, of Springfield; two sisters: Amanda VanDenheuvel and Tatyana Westover of Springfield; one brother: Andrew VanDenheuvel of Springfield; grandparents Ed and Sharon VanDenheuvel of Orange County, Calif.; and grandfather Phuong Tran of Orange County, Calif.

A funeral was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 9 at Eastside Faith Center in Eugene. Burial is at Springfield Memorial Gardens. Buell Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Vanderpool, Richard
Friday, December 19, 2003
The Springfield News (Springfield, OR)
July 29, 1955-Dec. 13, 2003

Richard Lee Vanderpool, 48, of Springfield has died of complications from diabetes.

He was born in Springfield to Robert and Donna (Hiermeier) Vanderpool. He married Claudia Anderson in Reno, Nev.

He was a lumber mill worker, operating the green chain. During his life, he lived in Bellingham, Wash., Cottage Grove and Springfield.

He enjoyed watching football and movies. His hobbies included camping, walking and spending time with his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Claudia Anderson; his mother, Donna Harris of Eugene; his father and stepmother, Robert and Judy Vanderpool, of Harrisburg; two daughters: Berri Jacobs and Cherri Vanderpool, both of Eugene; four brothers: Randy Vanderpool and Steve Harris, both of Springfield, and Mike Harris and Gary Harris, both of Eugene; two sisters: Patti Green and Rena Harris, both of Springfield; as well as nine grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 23, at Major Family Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Diabetes Association.
VanDevender, George
Thursday, June 20, 2002
The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
JUNCTION CITY - George O. VanDevender of Junction City died June 14 of age-related causes. He was 87.

VanDevender was born Dec. 3, 1914, in Schaller, Iowa, to George and Eva Brown VanDevender. He married Agnes Williams in Cable, Wis., on Sept. 12, 1941. She died Jan. 23, 1998.

He graduated from high school in Cable. VanDevender began working in the lumber industry in Oregon in 1943 and retired from Georgia-Pacific. After his retirement, he spent time cutting firewood and visiting relatives in Wisconsin. VanDevender was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Junction City.

Survivors include two sons, George and Glen, both of Junction City; a daughter, Shirley Leaf of Springfield; and three brothers, Gerald of Eugene, Kenneth of Junction City and Duane of Florence.

No service is planned. Murphy-Musgrove Funeral Home in Junction City is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of choice.
VanDuyn, Ermine
Saturday, March 20, 1875
The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR)
The many friends of Mrs. John Vandyne, eldest daughter of H. C. Owen, were pained to learn of her death on Saturday last.
VanDuyn, James Saturday, February 19, 1910 The Eugene Daily Guard (Eugene, OR)

At St. Joe, Idaho, Feb. 15, 1910, J. M. VanDuyn, aged 54 years.  He is a former Lane county resident, having been raised her, and is a brother of W. M. and Thos. VanDuyn of Coburg.  He leaves a wife and several children.  The remains will arrive here tonight and the funeral will be held at Coburg Sunday at 1 p.m., with interment in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at that place.  Rev. Mr. Burbank will conduct the services.
Van der Goes, Gerardina Thursday, November 1, 2001 The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Gerardina Van der Goes of Eugene died Oct. 27 of heart failure.  She was 86.

Van der Goes was born Dec. 3, 1914, in Haarlem, Holland, to Leonardis and Elisabeth Welage Van der Goes.

She immigrated to the United States in 1952 and spent most of her time in Eugene.

She was an excellent seamstress and enjoyed reading, watching sports and gardening.  She especially enjoyed traveling to visit with her children and family.  She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Eugene.

Survivors include three daughters, Ellie Abarr of Eugene, Kiddy Christie of Wasilla, Alaska, and Helena Albright of Hemet, Calif.; a son, Case Kuiper of La Grange, Ky.; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

At Mass at St. Mary Catholic Church in Eugene will be held later.  Musgrove Family Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the D. Carlson Senior Care Facility, 91220 N. Harrison, Coburg, OR 97408.
Van Duyn, Alcester Tuesday, January 14, 1930 The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)

Mrs. Alcester Van Duyn, born in Lane county September 1, 1853, and a lifelong resident here for 76 years, died at the Eugene hospital Sunday evening. Mrs. Van Duyn was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Young and was born on the donation land claim of the family near where the Eugene country club is now.

Mrs. Van Duyn was the oldest of 11 children. When an infant she was nursed by a Negro slave girl brought from Missouri by her grandfather Rev. Jacob Gillespie. Permission to bring the slave girl to the territory of Oregon was granted by Governor Joseph Lane.

Mrs. Van Duyn was the widow of Thomas Van Duyn. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Wilfred Cochran of Coburg and two grandchildren, Molly and Jean Cochran.

Four sisters and two brothers also survive, Baxter Young of Springfield, Cal M. Young of Eugene, Mrs. F.N. McAllister of Eugene, Mrs. James Shields of Bellingham, Wash., Mrs. C.E. Copple of Hood River [sister, Effie Young McAlister].

Mrs. Van Duyn was a member of the Rebekah lodge of Coburg.

Funeral services will be held at the Veatch funeral home Wednesday at 2 p.m. Dr. S.E. Childers of the Christian church will officiate. Interment at the Gillespie Cemetery.
Van Duyn, Emma
Thursday, April 20, 1922
The Springfield News (Springfield, OR)
Miss Emma Van Duyn, of the Coburg Van Duyn family, died a few days ago at Oakland, California, where she had been engaged as a nurse.
Van Duyn, Herbert Saturday, December 20, 1958 The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
VAN DUYN - Herbert L. VanDuyn of 282 East 18th passed away Thursday, December 18, 1958. He was born May 11, 1886 at Coburg, Oregon. He was the son of pioneer parents, William and Mary VanDuyn, his father crossing the plains in 1851 from Missouri. He married Marjorie Foster, August 28, 1918 in Eugene and had been a farmer in the Coburg area most of his life until 1942, when he moved to Eugene and was with the Fruit Growers for 9 ½ years before retirement. Mr. VanDuyn was a member of the Eugene Masonic Lodge and the Scottish Rite Bodies, Eugene Consistory. He is survived by his wife; 2 sons: William H. of the U.S. Navy and Kenneth of Eugene. Funeral services will be announced later from England Funeral Home, Pearl at 18th.
Vangen, Alvin Friday, January 19, 1979 The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
VANGEN - Alvin LeRoy Vangen of 25 Gamefarm Road, Eugene, passed away January 17, 1979, at the age of 76.  Funeral arrangements will be announced later by McGAFFEY-ANDREASON EUGENE MEMORIAL CHAPEL.
Vangen, Alvin Sunday, January 21, 1979 The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
VANGEN - Alvin Leroy Vangen of 25 Gamefarm Road, Eugene, passed away January 17, 1979 at the age of 76. He was born August 9, 1902 in Frost, Minnesota. He was an electrician for the Bremerton Navy Yard, in Bremerton, Washington for 27 years. He served in the United States Navy in the 1920's in the submarine service. His wife, Cora preceded him in death in August, 1978. He is survived by his son, John Vangen of Tacoma, Washington; a step-son, Lyle Ellickson of Springfield; step-daughters: Mrs. Lorraine Morris of Sacramento, California, Mrs. Larry Welden of Loomis, California; brothers: Reuben Vangen and Ralph Vangen both of Seattle, Washington; a sister, Ruth Henrickson of Newtown, North Dakota; 12 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be held Monday, January 22, at 10:30 a.m. at McGaffey-Andreason Eugene Memorial Chapel, Reverend Peter R. Sherman officiating.
Van Harken, Adam
Friday, November 10, 1911
The Eugene Daily Guard (Eugene, OR)

    Adam Van Harken, for several years a resident of the Willamette valley, died Monday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. H. Van Prooyen, south of town.  Mr. Van Harken, who was 90 years of age, was born in Holland and came to America 32 years ago.  He had been a resident of Lane county seventeen years.  Mr. and Mrs. Van Prooyen moved here recently from Leaburg, Mr. Van Harken accompanying them.  Mrs. Van Prooyen and another daughter in Seattle survive him.  Funeral services were conducted yesterday afternoon at the methodist church.  Rev. Stratford officiated and the burial took place at the Creswell cemetery.  -Chronicle.

Contributed by Cindy Watson
Van Harken, Tillie
Monday, February 9, 1942
The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
VAN HARKEN - Miss Tillie Van Harken died Monday at the Sacred Heart hospital in Eugene at the age of 77 years.  She was born in Holland, April 2, 1854.  Had lived in Eugene for the past 20 years.  She is survived by 2 brothers, John and Dick Van Harken, both of Patterson, N.J., and five nieces and three nephews.  She was a member of the Lighthouse Temple in Eugene.  Funeral notices will be given later from Schwering chapel at Creswell.

Contributed by Cindy Watson
Van Hoosen, Asa Wednesday, November 7, 2001 The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
SPRINGFIELD - Asa L. "Roy" Van Hoosen of Springfield died Nov. 2 of age-related causes.  He was 87.

Van Hoosen was born Aug. 4, 1914 in Corvallis to Frank and Mary Goss Van Hoosen.  He attended school in Corvallis before moving to Albany, where he managed a grocery store.

He married Sadie Kinderman in Albany on Aug. 14, 1938.

During World War II, Van Hoosen served in the Navy.

He returned to Albany after the war and worked 13 years at McDonald Candy Co.  After moving to Springfield 43 years ago, Van Hoosen and his wife owned and operated the 5th & Broadway Market for more than 16 years.

He enjoyed Bible stories.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Fred of Longview, Wash.; a daughter, Jeanna Sanford of Springfield; a brother, Stanley of Cherry Valley, Calif.; a sister, Helen Collins of Fort Collins, Colo.; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

No service is planned.  Major Family Funeral Home in Springfield is in charge of arrangements.
Van Kirk, John Tuesday, January 9, 1979 The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
VAN KIRK -  John M. Van Kirk of 375 Sunnyside Drive, Eugene, died January 6, 1979.  Services pending.  LOUSBURY-MUSGROVE FUNERAL CHAPEL.
Van Kirk, John Wednesday, January 10, 1979 The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
VAN KIRK - John Milton Van Kirk of 375 Sunnyside Drive, Eugene, died January 8, 1979. He was born December 9, 1900, in Glenwood, Iowa, and had been a resident of this area since 1940. Father of Vance V. Van Kirk of Eugene, Donna Baldwin, Vancouver, Washington, John W. VAN KIRK of Lowell, Louise Commerford of Livermore, California, Lucille Johnson of Longview, Washington, Ted D. VAN KIRK of Cook, Washington; brother of Earl VAN KIRK of Eugene and George VAN KIRK of Fairfield, Nebraska; 20 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Blanche, in August 1978. He was a past master and 50-year member of Drain Lodge No. 144 AF&AM, was an active member of the Campbell Senior Citizens Center in Eugene. Funeral services will be held Friday, January 12, at 10:30 a.m. in LOUSBURY-MUSGROVE FUNERAL CHAPEL, with Reverend Dennis Stevenson officiating. Private concluding services at Sunset Hills Memorial Gardens.
Van Leigh, Helen

Friday, June 17, 1983

The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)

VAN LEIGH – Helen (Tomaryn) Van Leigh of 36749 Boiler Creek Road, Springfield, passed away June 16, 1983, at the age of 73.  She was born January 8, 1910 in Bronx, New York.  She is survived by her husband, Theodore Van Leigh of Springfield, adopted son, Lt. Paul Dain, Reno, Nevada, brothers, Irving Tomaryn, Healeah, Florida, John J. Tomaryn, Chatsworth, California, sister, Anne Manas, Chatsworth, California.  She was a member of the CWA Mohawk Grange 922, A.A.R.P., Oxnard-Port Hueneme CB Radio Club, retired Registered nurse for 47 years.  Funeral arrangements by BUELL CHAPEL, Springfield, by cremation.  Resting place Valley View Cemetery, Mohawk, Oregon.  Memorial services were held at the cemetery.

Van Nortwick, Dudley Monday, January 1, 1979 The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
VAN NORTWICK - Dudley Roy Van Nortwick of 77444 Highway 99 South, Space 3, Cottage Grove, died December 29, 1978, at the age of 65.  Flowers or contributions may be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society in care of the Chapel.  Services will be Tuesday, January 2, 1979 at 10:30 a.m. at the SMITH-LUND-MILLS FUNERAL CHAPEL, 617 Washington, Cottage Grove with Reverend Percy Kooshian officiating.  Interment in Lane Memorial Gardens.
VanOrden, Gary
Tuesday, May 20, 1975
The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
VANORDEN – Gary D. (Uncle Bud) VanOrden of 362 Kinney Loop, Eugene died May 19, 1975.  He was born February 8, 1935 in Eugene.  He was a member of the Catholic church and The Knights of Columbus.  He is survived by his mother, Lucille Marshall of Hermiston, Oregon, brother Galen VanOrden of Vida.  Rosary Psalms will be said Wednesday, May 21, 1975 at 7:30 p.m. at Buell Chapel.  Mass of the Resurrection will be held Thursday, May 22, 1975 at 10 a.m. concluding in St. Alice Catholic Church, Father Louis Sohler Celebrant.  Interment will be in West Lawn Memorial Park.  Due to family’s request, those who wish may donate to the Shriners Crippled Children Hospital in Portland  in his memory in care of BUELL CHAPEL.
VanPelt, Alice

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)

SPRINGFIELD - The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 1, at Mohawk Community Church in Springfield for Alice Beatrice "Bea" VanPelt of Springfield, formerly of Eugene, who died April 22 of age-related causes. She was 99.

Visitation will be from noon to 5 p.m. Friday at Major Family Funeral Home in Springfield.

She was born March 7, 1911, in Jasper, Ark., to Harvey and Alice Rush Raney. She married William Farmer on Oct. 21, 1928, in Newton County, Ark. He died May 30, 1959. She married Leslie Long in December 1964 in Springfield. He died Nov. 11, 1971. She married John VanPelt on Oct. 25, 1973, in Reno, Nev. He died Jan. 12, 1992.

She worked as a maid at Sacred Heart General Hospital during the 1950s and graduated from nursing school in 1961. She worked at the Veteran's Administration hospital in Roseburg, retiring after 12 years.

Survivors include a son, William Farmer of Ephrata, Wash.; two daughters, Janice Turpin of Springfield and Vella Farmer-Lanz of Eugene; 19 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren. Three children died previously. Daughter Fern Farmer died Sept. 14, 1936. Son Marvin Farmer died in August 2009 and son Thomas Farmer died Jan. 13, 1935.

Burial will be at Valley View Cemetery in Springfield. Remembrances to Mohawk Community Church building fund.

Van Poll, Hubert Thursday, July 6, 1967 The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
VAN POLL - Staff Sergeant Hubert C. Van Poll of B B Route, Cottage Grove passed away June 15, 1967 in Vietnam at the age of 30.  Funeral services are pending at SMITH FUNERAL CHAPEL, Cottage Grove.
Van Poll, Hubert Sunday, July 9, 1967 The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
VAN POLL - Hubert C. Van Poll S/sgt. formerly of B. B. Route, Cottage Grove, passed away June 15, 1967 in Vietnam.  He was born December 2, 1936 in Aitkin, Minnesota he was a member of the Army Special Forces (Green Berets).  He is survived by his mother, Gertrude Ladd, Cottage Grove; father C. C. Van Poll, Minnesota; five sisters: Carol Fugate, Sutherlin, Oregon, Inez, Lois Ladd, both of Cottage Grove, Carrie Lee, Louis Van Poll, both of Minnesota.  Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 13, 1967 at 10 a.m. in the SMITH FUNERAL HOME, Cottage Grove.  Reverend Theodore Mueller officiating.  Military and committal services will be held at 3 p.m. at Willamette National Cemetery, Portland.
VanProoyen, Adam
Friday, April 14, 1916
The Eugene Daily Guard (Eugene, OR)

Employe of Booth-Kelly Company, at Wendling, Goes to Death in Mill Pond.

Adam van Prooyen, aged 27 years, an employe of the Booth-Kelly mills at Wendling, was drowned this morning at 8:15 o'clock while working on a log jam at the company's mill pond.

According to the reports which were brought to Eugene this afternoon, Van Prooyen and John Seifert were working on a log jam in the company's mill pond.  Van Prooyen was standing on one of the logs which was buried while Seifert was attempting to loosen the logs which were congested on top.

When the logs were loosened, both men were thrown into the water.  Seifert, as soon as he rose to the surface of the water clung to the rolling log and attempted to hold it for Van Prooyen, who was not able to swim.  Van Prooyen was unable to secure a hold on the log and sank.

Seifert swam to the shore, took part of his clothing off and started over the logs to rescue Van Prooyen.  Assistance was summoned and in less than three minutes the men, by the aid of pike poles, had Van Prooyen's body out of the water.

For over an hour a physician tried to resusitate Van Prooyen.  The pulmotor from the Eugene fire department was taken to the scene by "Bud" Kompp and Fire Chief William Nusbaum.  For three quarters of an hour the pulmotor was used on the body, but life was gone.

Coroner Marion Veatch was notified and left early this afternoon to make an examination.  It was the belief of those that worked with the body, that Van Prooyen had died from heart failure rather than drowning.  This fact, however, will not be established until after the autopsy.

Mr. Kompp and Chief Nusbaum made the run from Eugene to Wendling in Mr. Kompp's motor car in one hour and five minutes.  Great hope was held for Van Prooyen's life, considering the fact he was in the water such a short time.  The water at the place of drowning is said to have been about ten feet deep.

Mr. Van Prooyen was a resident of Creswell and has been in the employe of the company for about two months.  He was not married.  Funeral arrangements have not been completed yet.

Contributed by Cindy Watson
Van Prooyen, Adam
Monday, April 17, 1916
The Lane County News (Springfield, OR)
Workman Drowned In Wendling Pond

Adam Van Prooyen, a logger in the employ of the Booth-Kelly Lumber company at Wendling, was drowned in the mill pond there last Saturday morning shortly after 8 o’clock.  His body was recovered three or four minutes after he sank from sight but all efforts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful.

Van Prooyen was working on the logs in the pond with John Seifert when they both slipped off a log.  Seifert swam out and was on the point of reentering the pond to assist his companion when he saw Van Prooyen sink from sight.  Other employes of the mill were called and within a very few minutes the body was taken out.  A physician worked with it for a long time and the Eugene municipal pulmotor was sent for, but all efforts to bring the man back to life were in vain.

William Nusbaum, chief of the Eugene fire department, had charge of the operation of the pulmotor, but it was plain to see that when he reached the scene of the drowning with the machine that it was impossible to do anything for the man.  Bud Kompp drove Nusbaum up in his automobile, making the trip up in an hour and five minutes.

Van Prooyen was aged 27 years and his home was at Creswell.  He was not married.
VanProoyen, Flossie
Monday, January 20, 1958
The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
VAN PROOYEN - Flossie Van Prooyen of B B Route, Cottage Grove a resident of this community for 50 years passed away January 15, 1958 at the age of 62 years.  She was born March 8, 1895 at Wharton, Pennsylvania.  Her husband Tunis Van Prooyen preceded her in death in August, 1954.  She is survived by 1 daughter, Ina Green of Hay Fork, California; 1 granddaughter; 2 brothers, Harry T. Williams and Ellis I. Williams of Cottage Grove; several nieces and nephews.  Service will be held Tuesday, January 21, 1958 at 2 p.m.  Dean Pense officiating.  Interment in the Creswell Cemetery.  Mills Mortuary Cottage Grove in charge.

Contributed by Cindy Watson
VanProoyen, Henry
Thursday, February 19, 1931
The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)

Henry Van Prooyen, Sr., a resident of Creswell for the past 36 years, died at his home there Thursday morning.  He was 91 years of age.

Mr. Van Prooyen was born at Rotterdam, Holland, Oct. 25, 1839, and came to America in 1878.  He came to Creswell in 1895.  He and Mrs. Van Prooyen, who survives him, were married March 2, 1880.  They observed their golden wedding anniversary last year.  Mr. Van Prooyen was a member of the Christian church at Creswell.

Mr. Van Prooyen is survived by his widow, Mrs. Wilhelmina Van Prooyen, and by five daughters and three sons.  They are Mrs. Mary Lindsay, Creswell; James Van Prooyen, Vancouver, Wash.; Mrs. F. H. Morton, Vancouver; Mrs. E. E. McNamer, Sand Point, Ida.; Mrs. McKinley Harpole, Creswell; Abe Van Prooyen, Creswell; Tunis Van Prooyen, Cottage Grove; and Henry Van Prooyen, Jr., Ashland.  He is also survived by 15 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements are being made at the Schwering chapel at Creswell, from which announcements will be made later.
VanProoyen, Jane
Thursday, March 19, 1959
The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
VAN PROOYEN - Jane Van Prooyen of 154 N. 2nd St., Creswell, passed away Tuesday, March 17, 1959.  She was born July 12, 1887 at Downs, Kansas.  Came to Oregon with her parents at an early age, later to Creswell in 1892.  She is survived by 4 sisters:  Mary Lindsay of Creswell; Tillie Morton of Vancouver; Minnie McNamar of Sand Point, and Annie Harpole of Springfield, 2 brothers:  Abe of Creswell and Henry of Ashland.  Several nieces, nephews and other near relatives.  Funeral services will be held Friday, March 20, 1959 at 10:30 a.m., in the Schwering England Chapel, Creswell.  Rev. Ernestine Hitchcock officiating with interment in the Creswell Cemetery.

Contributed by Cindy Watson
VanProoyen, Marvin
Wednesday, March 9, 1932
The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
CRESWELL, March 9 - (Special) - Marvin Warren Van Prooyen, two year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Abe Van Prooyen of Lynx Hollow, died Tuesday evening at the Pacific Christian hospital in Eugene.  He is survived by his parents; a brother, Clifford Henry; and a sister, Claudia Mae.

He was born Sept. 1, 1929, at Creswell.  Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Shrine chapel at Creswell with Rev. Duncan Cameron of Cottage Grove officiating.  Interment will be in the Creswell cemetery.

Contributed by Cindy Watson
VanProoyen, Tunis
Friday, August 20, 1954
The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
VANPROOYEN - Tunis VanProoyen, B.B. Rt., Cottage Grove, passed away suddenly near Cottage Grove Aug. 19, 1954, at the age of 72.  He was born May 18, 1882, at Crocker City, Kansas.  He came to Oregon as a youth, moved to Cottage Grove area in 1909.  He was married at Creswell on March 7, 1918, to Flossie Williams who survives him.  He was a member of the Gibbs Ave. Church of Christ.  He was a retired lumber worker.  He is survived by his wife and 1 daughter, Ina, at home; 2 brothers:  Abe of Lynx Hollow and Henry of Ashland; 5 sisters:  Anna Harpole of Leaburg, Mary Lindsey of Creswell, Tillie Morton of Vancouver, Wash., Minnie McNamer, Sand Point, Idaho, Jane Van Prooyen of Astoria.  Funeral services will be held at Mills Mortuary in Cottage Grove Monday, Aug. 23 at 2 p.m.  Mr. Sherwood Smith will officiate with interment in the Creswell Cemetery.

Contributed by Cindy Watson
VanProoyen, Willemina
Tuesday, March 19, 1940
The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Mrs. Van Prooyne, 84, Dies Near Wendling

CRESWELL, March 19 - (Special) - Mrs. Willemina Van Prooyne, 84, a resident of Creswell for the past 45 years, died Tuesday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. McKinley Harpole, near Wendling.  She was a member of the Christian church.  Survivors are five daughters, Mrs. Mary Lindsay, Jan Van Prooyne, Mrs. Tillie Morton, Mrs. Minnie McNamer and Mrs. Harpole; three sones, Teunis and Abe, and Henry Van Prooyne of Ashland; one sister, Mrs. Tillie Van Harken; two brothers in New Jersey; 15 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Schwering chapel in Creswell, with interment in the Creswell cemetery.

Contributed by Cindy Watson
Van Schoonhoven, Charles Sunday, February  4, 1979 The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
VAN SCHOONHOVEN - Charles Van Schoonhoven of 1510 Linwood, Eugene, passed away at a Eugene hospital February 3, 1979, at the age of 42.  Arrangements were entrusted to BURNS-FREDERCIKSEN FUNERAL HOME.
Van Schoonhoven, Charles Tuesday, February  6, 1979 The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
VAN SCHOONHOVEN - Charles Van Schoonhoven of 1510 Linwood, Eugene, passed away February 3, 1979 at a Eugene hospital at the age of 42. Charles Van Schoonhoven was born November 7, 1936 at Pasco, Washington. He had been a resident of the Springfield-Eugene area for the past 37 years. He graduated from Springfield High School and served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict. Charles Van Schoonhoven was united in marriage to Barbara LaForte September 21, 1959 at Stevenson, Washington. He was a member of the Eugene Eagles Lodge, the Springfield Moose Lodge and a member of the Millman's Union. He had been employed by Empire Pacific Industries of Eugene. Surviving are his wife, Barbara; sons Phillip of Ashland, Charles and Bruce, both of Eugene; a daughter, Carrie of Eugene; brothers, George of Eugene, Phillip of Springfield, and Steve Boydston of Eugene; sisters: Phyllis Gore of Valsetz, Helen Clements of Myrtle Creek, and Dorothy Bafus of St. John, Washington. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 7, at 2 p.m. in the Burns-Fredericksen Funeral Home with Elder Billy Watts officiating. Private interment will be at Springfield Memorial Cemetery.
Van Schoonhoven, Phillip Tuesday, July 18, 1967 The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
VAN SCHOONHOVEN - Phillip Van Schoonhoven, age 80, of 255 High, Eugene, died at a local hospital July 17, 1967.  He had resided in Springfield for 24 years before moving to Eugene about 1 year ago.  He was a member of the Springfield Christian Church.  He was born in Minnesota October 21, 1886 and was married to Florence C. Small at Pasco, Washington on January 13, 1932.  Surviving besides his wife, Florence of Eugene are 3 daughters and 4 sons: Dorothy Bafus of St. John, Washington, Phyllis Gore of Valsetz, Oregon, Helen Clements of Lawndale, California, Phillip James of Medford, Charles of Eugene, George serving in the U.S. Army at Fort Eustis, Virginia, and Stephen Boydston of Eugene; 25 grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at the BURNS-FREDERICKSEN FUNERAL HOME, Springfield, Friday, July 21 at 10 a.m. with Reverend Earl Gibbs officiating.  Private interment Lane Memorial Gardens.
Wednesday, January 31, 1900
Daily Eugene Guard (Eugene, OR)
Accidentally Killed – A little child of Mrs. Mary Vansycle, nee Miss Mary Saxon, was killed in northern Idaho last week by a log rolling over it.  It appears the father was rolling a log and the child failed to get out of the way as was expected.  The Saxons lived in Eugene for a number of years.
Varley, Eileen
Saturday, March 9, 2002 The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
YACHATS - Services have been held for Eileen Loretta Varley of Yachats, who died March 1 of cancer. She was 85.

Varley was born Nov. 9, 1916, in Williston, N.D., to Roy and Ila Short Marsh. She grew up in Iowa.

In 1936, she married Glenn Varley in Menlo, Iowa. He died in 1984.

Varley moved to Springfield in 1948 from Richland, Wash. She was employed as a food service worker for the Springfield School District.

In 1972, Varley moved to Yachats. She volunteered at the Yachats Visitors Center and at the Yachats Public Library, after serving as head librarian from 1973 to 1993. Varley belonged to the Yachats Community Presbyterian Church, where she was an elder on the governing board and a member of the Fabricators sewing group and Presbyterian Women. She also belonged to the 1993-94 envisioning team that developed a vision statement for the congregation. In 1987, Varley was honored as Yachats Woman of the Year.

Survivors include a daughter, Charlotte Powell of Poulsbo, Wash.; a son, Bob of Austin, Texas; two sisters, Alice Dow of Leaburg and Ione Reese of Eugene; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Central Coast Cremation Services in Newport was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Yachats Public Library.
Varner, Kenneth Monday, January 15, 1979 The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
VARNER - Kenneth Elden Varner of Florence, Oregon, passed away January 14, 1979, at the age of 47.  Funeral arrangements to be announced later by RIVERSIDE CHAPEL.
Varner, Kenneth Tuesday, January 16, 1979 The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
VARNER - Kenneth Elden Varner of 88149 3rd Avenue, Florence, Oregon, passed away January 14, 1979, at the age of 47. He was born February 8, 1931 at Laramie, Wyoming. He had been the camp director for the Children's Service Division at Camp Florence. He was a veteran of the Korean War and a member of Moose Lodge No. 2110. He married Olive Johnson February 10, 1953 at Everett, Washington, she survives him. Also surviving are 4 sons: Charles and Tim of Aberdeen, Washington, Jack Kinnee of Tacoma, Washington, and Michael Kinnee of Seattle, Washington; 3 daughters: Kathy Varner of Florence, Cheryl Huff of Aberdeen, Washington, and Diane Walter of Seattle; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Varner of Florence; 2 sisters, Linda Hanfland of Eugene, and Lanita Klingenberg of Alamogordo, New Mexico; 2 grandchildren. Concluding services will be held at Riverside Chapel Wednesday, January 17, at 10 a.m. with Reverend Stuart West of the Florence Christian Church officiating.
Vaughan, Angeline
Saturday, February 11, 1882
The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR)
Sad Accident

On Saturday last a sad accident occurred in the Willamette Forks precinct which resulted in the death of Mrs. Angeline Vaughn, wife of Floyd Vaughn.  Mr. Vaughn and wife had been to Harrisburg, and while returning, near the residence of Squire Ward, a dog ran at the heads of the team causing it to turn, which threw Mrs. Vaughn form her seat.  In falling her head struck the wheel fracturing the skull and bruising her face, and when Mr. Vaughn had quieted the horses so that he could go to her assistance, life had departed.  The deceased was aged 47 years, 10 months and 15 days.  Her maiden name was Angeline Baber.  She leaves her husband and five children to mourn her sudden and mournful death.  Rev. I. D. Driver, by her special request, preached the funeral sermon Saturday, after which her remains were interred in the Odd Fellows cemetery near Coburg.
Vaughan, Frances Tuesday, January 15, 2002 The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
SWEET HOME - The funeral is Jan. 16 for Frances Mae Vaughan of Sweet Home, who died Jan. 13 of age-related causes. She was 87.

She was born in Lebanon on Oct. 14, 1914, to Charles and Florence Brooks Bland. She married Charles E. Vaughan in Sweet Home on June 2, 1935. He died Oct. 14, 1979.

She was a homemaker who lived in Lebanon and Sweet Home her entire life. She enjoyed crocheting. She was a member of Sweet Home Church of Christ and the Holley Grange.

Survivors include three sons, Charles of Lebanon, Eugene of Springfield and Robert of Mollala; a daughter, Roberta Walston of Albany; four sisters, Martha Porter and Helen Schwab, both of Lebanon, and Billie Boskey and Mary McIntosh, both of Seattle; 13 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. A daughter, Margaret Walston, died in 1985.

Visitation is today, Jan. 15, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Workman & Stockly Funeral Chapel in Sweet Home. Wednesday's graveside service will be at 11 a.m. at Gilliland Cemetery in Sweet Home.
Vaughn, Henry
Saturday, December 24, 1881
The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR)
A Deadly Encounter

Hank Vaughn and Charlie Long Dangerously Shot by Each Other

The Standard of the 19th inst. gives an account of a desperate shooting affray between Henry Vaughn and Charles Long.  Vaughn formerly resided in this county, where his father and several brothers, who are among our best citizens, are living.  The Standard says: The particulars of a murderous shooting affray, which occurred at Prineville, Wasco county, on Sunday last, between Henry Vaughn and Charles Long, have been received here.  The two parties had been drinking and gambling during the fore part of the day and had quarreled over their cards, but were separated by friends.  About 2 o’clock in the afternoon they met in Till Glazes’ saloon, took a drink together and commenced talking the matter over.  Neither would acknowledge to being in the wrong, and one word leading to another the quarrel was renewed, till both drew their pistols.  This action caused a speedy evacuation of the saloon by everybody else present.  The two combatants shot away till their pistols were emptied, when their friends rushed in, and it was found that both men were seriously, if not fatally wounded.  Vaughn received a serious wound the ball entering the left breast above the heart, and ranging through the left temple bone.  Long was shot four times, one ball passing through the left breast and right arm, but not breaking it; on through the shoulder, breaking the shoulder blade under the point of the shoulder; one in the forearm, the ball ranging upward, making an ugly wound eight or nine inches in length, and one in the left side, the ball stopping near the spine.  Drs. Whittaker and Gosnor took the wounded men in charge and succeeded in extracting all the balls from Long, but failed to get the bullets from Vaughn body.  Henry Vaughn is well known in sporting circles in this State and the adjoining Territories.  He commenced his career in Wasco county, where he was born, at the aged of 15, by riding off a horse belonging to another man.  He and a companion were followed by Sheriff Mattock, of Umatilla, and three deputies, and surprised while asleep in camp.  In the affray which ensued his companion was shot dead and Vaughn fatally wounded a deputy named Hart and also shot Mattock in the jaw.  He received several wounds himself, but escaped.  He was finally captured and was sentenced to the penitentiary for life.  About five years after he was pardoned out on petition.  He has since followed gambling as a profession, and has been engaged in several desperate affrays.  About three years since he shot and killed on Pitt Smith, at Boise City, but was acquitted.   A little over a year ago he married at Boise City, the widow of a man named Ruby, who was killed in the Nez Perce outbreak.  She was wealthy and since his marriage Vaughn was well supplied with coin.  He spent several weeks in this city a short time since and is reported to have lost $8,000, a well known gambler here having won over $2,000 from him at one sitting.  Vaughn, who is known to is associates as ‘Hank Vaughn” or “Bunch Grass,” is said to be a daring fellow, and when in funds free hearted and generous, but when drinking a quarrelsome and bad man.  He appears to have met his match in this encounter, which from all accounts is likely to prove his last.  Till Glaze, in whose saloon the quarrel occurred, will be remembered as a saloon keeper at Dallas, Polk county, who was implicated in the killing of Whitney some years ago.

Contributed by The History of Today

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Fatal – From a letter from Prineville The Dalles Times learns that Charlie Long will very likely recover from his wounds, but that Hank Vaughn’s chances of recovery are very slight.  The ball which entered his left nipple has been extracted, and physicians think that it will prove fatal to him.

Source: The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, December 31, 1881

The Prineville Affray

Mr. J. H. Ward of Prineville give the Dalles Times the following account of the bloody affray between Vaughn and Long at Prineville a short time since: Vaughn and Long had quarreled in the morning over a game of cards.  About four o’clock in the afternoon they met in Til Glaze’s saloon, and Vaughn approaching the counter, said, “Gentlemen, I wish you to drink with me as a gentleman.”  At this, several walked up to the counter, and among the rest, Charley Long.  Vaughn went up to Long and said: “Now, Charley, if I’m right, drink with me like a gentleman, and if I am wrong, commence shooting.”  At this they grabbed left hands and emptied their revolvers at each other, Long taking the first shot, which was the glancing scalp wound Vaughn received.  Both were intoxicated at the time, and the ranging ranging balls at such close quarters would give evidence that they moved around considerably and fired unsteady.  Vaughn fired five shots and hit Long four times.  Long fired four shots and hit Vaughn twice, the first and last time.  Both had self-cocking pistols.  During the shooting there but two persons in the saloon besides the combatants – one of them hidden behind a screen and the other dead drunk and lying on the floor between two barrels.  After the shooting Vaughn came out and told the crowd it was a hard fight, and then walked up to Graham’s saloon said he was a dead man and invited the men to take a drink with him; after which he was taken home in a buggy.  Our informant says that Long is getting along nicely, but thinks he loose the use of his left arm, as that shoulder is terribly shattered.  Dr. Baldwin was called to see Vaughn, and after probing for the ball, came to the conclusion that it had ranged upward and lodged in the body, not in any vital part.  He thinks with care Vaughn may recover.  They have each come to the conclusion, that if neither dies one will make a complaint against the other.  But that is a matter for the courts to decide, and not for either of the individuals.

Source: The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, January 7, 1882
Contributed by The History of Today

Vaughn, Henry
Thursday, September 7, 1922
The Springfield News (Springfield, OR)
Henry A. Vaughn, son of A. L. Vaughn, of Walterville, died at Houston, Texas, a few days ago, from the effects of a gunshot inflicted by a Mexican who had a grudge against him.  His body will arrive here Sunday morning.  The funeral will be at Walker's chapel Tuesday at 2 p.m. Burial at Mt. Vernon cemetery.
Vaughn, Howard Saturday, December 1, 2001 The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
SPRINGFIELD - The funeral will be held Dec. 4 for Howard T. Vaughn of Springfield, who died Nov. 28 of age-related causes. He was 81.

Vaughn was born May 9, 1920, in Glendale, Ore., to Sylvester and Bessie Redfield Vaughn. He married Fola Munyon in Grants Pass on Dec. 11, 1943. She died Oct. 11, 2001.

He attended schools in Glendale. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II and was discharged after his plane was shot down at Wake Island.

He moved to Springfield in 1960. He worked as a log-truck driver for Weyerhaeuser for 23 years. He also worked for Allarion Trucking and Jim Lowery Trucking.

His interests included hunting, camping and fishing. He enjoyed woodworking, slot machines and playing his bow fiddle. Vaughn was a member of the Springfield Elks, the Shoot Stars Square Dance Club and the Springfield Moose.

Survivors include three daughters, Kelly Gregory and Tonya Foster, both of Springfield, and Connie Coffman of McLoud, Okla.; a son, Larry of Springfield; a brother, Albert of Kennewick, Wash.; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Springfield Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home. Tuesday's service will be at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at Springfield Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation.
Vaughn, Sina
Thursday, April 3, 1930
Eugene Guard (Eugene, OR)
Mrs. Sina Vaughn Passes At Grove

Cottage Grove, April 3 – (Special ) – Mrs. Sina Vaughn who died Tuesday at her home on south Second street, was born near Springfield, Ill., Sept. 22, 1845.  She was but 6 years old when she came to Cottage Grove from Illinois, and has lived here ever since.

Her maiden name was Sina Alexander.  She was a member of the Christian church and is survived by five children: Oscar Vaughn of Elmira; Mrs. T. W. Wheaton of Spokane; Mrs. R. T. Baker of Eugene; Mrs. E. N. Cruson of Cottage Grove, and Miss Leona Vaughn of Cottage Grove.  No funeral arrangements have been made.
Vaughn, Sina Saturday, April 5, 1930
Eugene Guard (Eugene, OR)
COTTAGE GROVE, April 5 – (Special) –

The funeral of Mrs. Sina Vaughn was held Friday afternoon in Mills chapel at 2:30 p.m. rev. I. G. Shaw of the Christian church preaced the sermon and interment was in the Sears cemetery.  Mrs. Vaughn had been a member of the Christian church for many years.  Earl Hill, Elbert Cooley, Andrew Brund and Elbert Smith were pallbearers.
Vaughn, Tommy
Saturday, June 1, 2002
The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
SPRINGFIELD - A memorial service will be held June 3 for Tommy B. Vaughn of Springfield, who died May 29 of an accidental drowning. He was 30.

Vaughn was born June 7, 1971, in Springfield to Larry and Janie Waisner Vaughn.

He graduated from Springfield High School in 1990. Vaughn worked as a laborer for various businesses. He also worked in a sawmill and as a house mover.

Vaughn enjoyed hunting, fishing and watching and playing sports, especially basketball. He especially enjoyed people and spending time with his cousin, Dale. Vaughn was a lifetime resident of Springfield.

Survivors include his parents of Springfield; and his grandparents, Eva Phillips of Stayton and Lloyd Waisner of Camino, Calif.

Monday's service will be at 10 a.m. at Springfield Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home.
Vaughn, Viola
Thursday, March 7, 1985
The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
VAUGHN – Viola C. Vaughn of 20760 Penn Road, Walton, died March 5, 1985.  She was born March 5, 1915 in Eugene.  She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and active in the Genealogical Society.  She married her husband, Harold, February 25, 1933 in Eugene.  Besides her husband she is survived by her children Dixie McCarthy of Walton, Barry Vaughn of Eugene, and Lorelei Jossart of Walton, her sisters Orpha Pyle of Oakridge, Daisy Kuck of Medford, Della Carlile of Empire, Georgia Schroll of Canby, and her twin, Violet Watson of Madras, 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held Friday, March 8th, at 1 p.m. in LOUNSBURY-MUSGROVE FUNERAL CHAPEL,  Bishop Lee Garber conducting.  Concluding services to follow in  Walton Cemetery.
Vaughan, Virgil
Thursday, June 13, 2002
The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Virgil W. Vaughan of Eugene died June 5 of age-related causes. He was 93.

Vaughan was born July 30, 1908, in Denver to William and Anna Lawson Vaughan.

He served in the Army Air Corps and attended the University of Denver.

Vaughan and his wife, Agnes, were married in Denver on Sept. 29, 1951. She died July 23, 2000.

From 1933 to 1968, Vaughan was a captain at United Airlines. He worked as director of corporate relations at Combs/Gutes Lear Jet from 1980 to 1988. He moved to Eugene two years ago.

His interests included downhill skiing, fishing and golf.

He was a member of the Quiet Birdmen, belonged to the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity and was named to the Colorado Aviation Hall of Fame.

Survivors include three sons, Gary of Cottage Grove, Paul of Eugene and Mike of Denver; and two grandchildren. A son, Charles, and a grandson, William, died previously.

No service is planned. Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the University of Denver Foundation.
Vaughn, Virginia
Thursday, March 16, 1922
The Springfield News (Springfield, OR)

Virginia, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Vaughn of Cedar Flat, died of pneumonia, in Mercy hospital, Eugene, Tuesday evening, March 14.  She was born July 5, 1912.  The funeral will be at Walker's chapel, at 2 o'clock this afternoon, conducted by Rev. Thos. D. Yarnes.  The burial will be at Mt. Vernon cemetery.
Vaughn, William
Wednesday, May 22, 2002
The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
COTTAGE GROVE - A memorial service will be held May 24 for William "Farrel" Vaughn of Cottage Grove, who died May 16 of congestive heart failure. He was 68.

Vaughn was born Feb. 24, 1934, in Cottage Grove to William and Thelma Plueard Vaughn. He married Eris Dean in Culp Creek on Oct. 25, 1957.

He served with the Army Corps of Engineers and worked as a logger for Bohemia until his retirement in 1988. Vaughn was a lifetime resident of Cottage Grove.

Vaughn was an avid sports fan, and he enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping and bowling. He was a member of the U.S. Veterans of Foreign Wars in Cottage Grove.

Survivors include his wife; three sons, Michael of Springfield, Bill of Cottage Grove and Kevin of Oregon City; two daughters, Brenda Helgeson and Renee Hall, both of Cottage Grove; two sisters, Millie Allen of Springfield and Pat Chapman of Dorena; a brother, Michael of Dorena; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Friday's service will be at 11 a.m. at Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel in Cottage Grove. A potluck will follow the service at the U.S. Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall in Cottage Grove.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Sacred Heart.
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