Recent Obituaries and Guest Books
Name
Detail
Last
Name
All | A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Andersen, Eldon Thor  
Eldon Thor Andersen, 92, passed away on June 17, 2015. Eldon was born in Eugene in 1923 to Clara and Thorvald Andersen. During his youth, his family moved often, and Eldon lived in Junction City, Eugene, Portland, and Yakima. Eldon graduated from Stadium High School in Tacoma. He was in his second year at Oregon State University when his education was cut short by WWII. Eldon joined United States Coast Guard. As crew member of the destroyer escort Howard D. Crow, he crossed the Atlantic Ocean 24 times escorting military convoys. He spoke often about his experiences in the Coast Guard, the most important part of which was meeting his wife Janet (Ehler) Andersen while at the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut. They were married on February 23, 1946, and enjoyed over 69 years of marriage. After the war, Eldon returned to Oregon, where he farmed 140 acres east of Junction City, off Dane Lane. He initially grew various fruits and vegetables, and ultimately was recognized as a pioneer in growing specialty seed crops, now a big part of local farming. In his retirement, he and Janet enjoyed traveling in their RV and to annual Coast Guard reunions. Eldon was active in the Harrisburg Museum, collected cast iron tractor seats, and enjoyed being creative with a junk metal pile and welder. He was an advocate of a strong handshake and of good old-fashioned arm wrestling. Extremely affable and kind-hearted, many was the time Eldon would be caught chatting with someone he just met as though they were old friends. For the past 9 years, he and Janet lived with friends old and new at the Junction City Retirement Center. In addition to his wife Janet, Eldon is survived by their daughters, Susan Sims and Christine Andersen; granddaughter, Diane Kono, and her husband, Kevin Kono; and two great-grandchildren, Benjamin and William Kono, all of whom will miss him dearly. Per his request, there will be no service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Harrisburg Area Museum at 490 Smith St., Harrisburg, OR 97446.
Share Memories and Condolences
1
Read Obituary
Published in Eugene Register-Guard on July 1, 2015
Armstrong, Donald  
Donald K. Armstrong 1943 - 2015 Donald K. Armstrong, Eugene Attorney, passed away June 6, 2015 after a year-long fight against pancreatic cancer. With his passing, the legal community lost a skilled and compassionate attorney who believed in the power of the judicial system to create a more civilized society. His intellect was surpassed only by his generosity. Over the course of his 40-year legal career in Lane County, he gave thousands of hours of his time without compensation to help people whom he believed deserved access to justice and had nowhere else to turn. Born May 5, 1943 to Frances and Henry Armstrong of Torrance, California, Don was the youngest of nine children. The family moved to Bandon, Oregon when he was four-years-old. He graduated from Bandon High School in 1961. He served in U.S. Army Security in Viet Nam and worked in sawmills at night while attending college. In 1973 he graduated with honors from the University of Oregon School of Law. He practiced with various attorneys including Robert Naslund, Owen McCullen, Jim Caher and Steven Philpott, who assisted him with the closing of his law practice. Client inquiries are being referred to Attorney John Billington of Eugene. Don was a member of the Springfield Rotary Club, and later a founding member of the South Lane Rotary Club. Don is survived by his wife of 15 years, Cindy, as well as two sons, Stephen and Elliott Armstrong. An older brother, Robert, lives in Albany, Oregon and his sister, Mary, resides in the family home in Bandon. Few people are able to set their own course as clearly as did Don Armstrong. He was a scholar, humanitarian, adventuresome cook and a friend. His last years were spent creating a home beside the Row River surrounded by orchards and gardens. His door was always open, and he loved nothing more than whipping up a good meal and sharing a bottle of wine with friends. The family plans a September wake and celebration of his wild and wonderful life on the riverbank he called home.
Share Memories and Condolences
6
Read Obituary
Published in Eugene Register-Guard on June 25, 2015
Brown, Robert  
Robert "Lee" Leland Brown February 21, 1926 - June 15, 2015 Robert Leland "Lee" Brown passed away of natural causes on June 15, 2015. He was born February 21, 1926 to William and Eltie (Stansbie) Brown in Klamath Falls, Oregon. He graduated from Eugene High School in 1943. He married Janice Hamble (Willian) on December 19, 1947 in Eugene, Oregon. They were married for 68 years. He spent 2 years in the US Army from 1944-1946. He graduated from Oregon State University in 1954 with a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering. He worked as a Civil Engineer and professional land surveyor for a private practice for 20 years. He worked 30 years at various public agencies. The last 10 years he worked at Lane County Public Works before his retirement. Robert is survived by his wife, Janice Brown, daughter Roberta Lee Christensen of Harrisburg, Oregon, son Steven Ernest Brown of Surprise, Arizona, sister Fay Jean Brown-Moon of Turner, Oregon, 8 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his daughter Tamara Jan Brown and his son, David Lee Brown. Services will be scheduled at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Camp Harlow c/o First Baptist Church, Eugene, Oregon. Arrangements entrusted to Musgrove Family Mortuary. Please access the obituary and you are invited to sign the guestbook at musgroves.com
Share Memories and Condolences
4
Read Obituary
Published in Eugene Register-Guard on June 28, 2015
Burris, Nellie Agnes  
Agnes Burris, 82, passed away June 21, 2015 at her home in Drain, Oregon. Agnes was the youngest of eleven children born to Albert & Suzie (Cooper) Baker in Wickes, Arkansas on February 11, 1933. Agnes married Walter Burris on November 27, 1952 in Gillham, Arkansas. They moved from Gillham to West Hollywood, Florida; Ft. Worth Texas; Marathon Shores, Florida and finally to Drain, Oregon where she lived since 1958. Agnes was predeceased by her husband Walter on August 15, 2004. Agnes is survived by her daughter Pamela Martindale and husband Roger of Eugene, son Harold Burris and wife Becky of Drain, and son James Burris of Houston, Texas. Grandchildren Kristen O'Hare, Kimberly Martindale, Garrett Burris and Carson Burris. Agnes is survived by one sister Opal White of Granbury, Texas. A memorial service will be Saturday June 27, 2015, 11:00 a.m. at the Drain Church of Christ. Reverend James Crowl and Reverend James Burris officiating. Please visit Nellie website at www.sutherlinchapeloftherosesfh.com
Share Memories and Condolences
2
Read Obituary
Published in Eugene Register-Guard on June 25, 2015
Crownover, Bobby  
Bobby J. Crownover B. 2-19-28 Shawnee, OK D. 6-21-15 Eugene, OR He is survived by his four children: Barbara Lebow, James Crownover, Sharon Mosteller, and Richard Crownover. He was the proud grandfather of 6 and great-grandfather of 5. His memorial will be held at Trinity Baptist Church in Springfield on July 18th at 11 am.
Share Memories and Condolences
2
Read Obituary
Published in Eugene Register-Guard on June 30, 2015
Donnelly, Russell James  
Russell James Donnelly Russell James Donnelly, who was born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, on April 16, 1930, died In Eugene, Oregon, on June 13, 2015, from complications following pneumonia. He received his bachelors and masters degrees from McMaster University, a second masters degree and his PhD from Yale University. Russell met his first wife Marian Card at Yale; they received their doctorates in the same ceremony in 1956. They were married in 1956 and their son James Armstrong Donnelly was born in Chicago in 1957. Donnelly was recruited to the physics department at the University of Chicago in 1956 where he soon became professor. In 1966 the Donnellys moved to the University of Oregon. Russell served as chair of the department of physics from 1966 to 1972 and again in 1982-1983. His wife Marian Card Donnelly was a faculty member and head of the Art History Department at the University of Oregon. In Oregon, one of Donnelly's first major projects was the founding of the University of Oregon's Pine Mountain Observatory in 1967. The observatory has been enjoyed by many amateur and professional astronomers ever since. During his years as a professor of physics, he collaborated with many of the leading physicists, studying among other things the properties of superfluid helium, quantum turbulence, and vortex ring dynamics. He spoke at conferences and universities all over the world. While on sabbatical in 1972 he served as a guest lecturer at the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen, Denmark. Donnelly's interest in cryogenics gave him the idea to investigate air pollution mitigation. In 1978 his research yielded a technique for capturing sulfur and other elements from paper and coal plants. This research to mitigate air pollution continued until his final illness. His last research grant was funded in 2014 by the US Department of Energy. In addition, Donnelly served as the Principal Science Consultant for "Absolute Zero," a two-part special for the PBS-TV series that NOVA aired in Europe and the United States in 2008. The Nova project combined Donnelly's enthusiasm for science education with his passion for the history of science. Russell Donnelly received many awards and honors. He was a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Institute of Physics, London, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He also was a recipient of the Otto Laporte Award from the American Physical Society in 1974, the Lars Onsager Medal in 1996, and the Fritz London Memorial Prize in Low Temperature Physics in 2002. He received an honorary Doctor of Law degree from McMaster University in 1999 and the Distinguished Service Award from the University of Oregon in 2004. In addition, he was a member of the Cosmos Club in Washington DC. In 1993, to honor his Yale thesis advisor, Russell and Marian Donnelly endowed the Lars Onsager Award at the American Physical Society to recognize research in statistical and quantum physics. In addition to his scholarly pursuits, Russell was very active in many educational, scientific, and musical organizations, serving, among others, on the boards of the Lane County Cooperative Museum Commission, the Oregon Mozart Players, and as a tireless advocate for the Oregon Bach Festival. In 2006 Russell married Joyce Holmes Benjamin, an attorney, who was his devoted companion during the final years of his life. Russ was very much a family man who enjoyed his enlarged family. He is survived by his son Jim and his wife Jan, his four nieces known in the family as the Donnelly Girls, his wife Joyce, as well as his stepson Andy and stepdaughters Emelia and Elisabeth Benjamin, and their spouses along with six step-grandchildren. Russell will be sorely missed not only by his family and many friends and associates in the Eugene area, but also by the larger scientific community throughout the world. A memorial gathering will be held July 22, 2015, at 3:00 p.m. at Willamette Hall, 1371 E. 13th Avenue, on the University of Oregon campus. In lieu of flowers, donations in honor of Russell J. Donnelly, PhD may be made to a dedicated fund for physics students to purchase books and travel, established at the University of Oregon Foundation, 1720 E. 13th Avenue, Suite 410, Eugene, OR 97403-2253; phone: 541-302-0300.
Share Memories and Condolences
2
Read Obituary
Published in Eugene Register-Guard on June 28, 2015
Driskill, Robert E.  
Robert E. Driskill On June 15th, we lost our father, grandfather and great grandfather. He is survived by his five children: David Driskill - Eugene, OR, Paul Driskill - Salem, OR, Grant Driskill - San Bernardino, CA, Brent Driskill - San Diego, CA, Becky Colson - Huntington Beach, CA. He will also be missed by his grandchildren and great grandchildren in Oregon, Idaho, California and South Africa. He was born to McCauley and Ina Driskill in Bement, Ill. on Oct. 4th, 1922. He proudly attended Bement H.S. and later graduated from Milliken University in Decatur, Ill. with his B.A. degree. After moving with his family from Decatur to San Bernardino, CA in 1950, he attended Cal State Los Angeles and received his M.S. in Education. Later, in 1974, he received his PhD in Education from the University of Arizona. He worked as a Teacher, School Principal and Director of Educational Media for the Colton Unified School District. Also while in California, for over fifty years, he performed as a professional musician. As a member of the Musician's Union of Los Angeles, he performed with his base fiddle and violin all over Southern California. Some of these performances were for Presidents and Movie Stars in Palm Springs, as well as studio gigs in the Los Angeles. Music was his great passion all his life, starting with violin lessons at the age of five years. His earthly remains will placed next to his beloved wife Pat's at Rest-Haven Cemetery in South Eugene. We will all miss him dearly. No service is planned at this time.
Share Memories and Condolences
3
Read Obituary
Published in Eugene Register-Guard on June 28, 2015
Dunn, Floyd  
1931 - 2015 Floyd Edward Dunn, 83 passed away of natural causes on June 26, 2015 in Coos Bay, Oregon. He was born July 6, 1931 in Marcolla, Oregon, to Ora and Gayle Dunn. He married Mildred Ann Dunn on June 22 1966. They were married for 49 years. He bravely served in the Korean War from 1951-1953. He received the Purple Heart, Korean War Service Metal, and many more decorations. He retired from Davidsons Mill in Mapleton, Oregon after 43 years of dedicated employment. He enjoyed fishing, professional wrestling, and watching Western movies with his wife. His biggest smiles came from spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Floyd is survived by his spouse Mildred Dunn, son Floyd A. Dunn, daughters Carol Dunn and Karen Dunn. Identical twin brother Lloyld Dunn, sister in- law Emma Dunn and sister Louise Mayberry. Granddaughter Selena Ward and husband David Ward, granddaughter Mandy Jensen, granddaughter Jennifer Hoffman, grandson Tasun Shittaman. Great-grandsons Brett Shanklin, Heath Shanklin, and Jake Cant. He was proceeded in death by his parents Ora and Gayle Dunn, son Randy Dunn. Brothers Ernie Dunn and Orie Dunn. Sisters Sylvia Warner and Ruby Bond. Funeral Services will be held Friday July 3 at 1 pm at Burns's Riverside Chapel 2765 Kingwood St, Florence, OR. Reception following at Abbys Pizza 1374 US 101 Florence.
Share Memories and Condolences
+
Read Obituary
Published in Eugene Register-Guard on July 2, 2015
Dybfest-Brown, Dianna L.  
Dianna L. Dybfest-Brown Dianna L. Dybfest-Brown, 68, passed away in her sleep at her home on Thursday, June 18, 2015. Her motto was: Your home is only as important as your family, friends and animals. She is survived by her son, Kevin Killian; her daughter, Kristina Killian (and husband, Scott Goldman); brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Judy Brown; and brother, Allen Bolvin-Brown. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. She will be truly missed by her family and friends. Arrangements are under the care of Kern Funeral Home.
Share Memories and Condolences
+
Read Obituary
Published in Eugene Register-Guard on July 2, 2015
Ellis, Edith  
6346375U2819401956196619762010Who was Your Third Grade Teacher? Edith Katherine Ellis 1918 - 2015 Edith Ellis, born May 27th, 1918 in Sandpoint, Idaho entered in to eternal peace at the age of 97 on June 17th, 2015. Edith married her high school sweetheart, Marvin Finley, who honorably passed away during World War II. She later married G. Russell Ellis on June 1, 1948. Edith's career was as an elementary school teacher in Oregon, having taught at a one-room schoolhouse in Junction City and then in Eugene (Whiteaker, Edgewood, and River Road schools) until her retirement in 1977. Edith had a love of gardening, bicycling, playing cards, writing poetry and traveling. Edith's life was a gift to all who knew her and she'd want to be remembered with smiles and laughter. No memorial service is planned. In lieu of flowers, giving to "Talking Book & Braille Services of the Oregon State Library, 250 Winter Street N.E., Salem, Oregon 97301 in memory of Edith Ellis" would be appreciated by her family. She is loved and will be missed, but our hearts are full, knowing that her greatest adventure of all has just begun. For her 96th birthday, Edith wrote this poem. The days and weeks so quickly pass. The years flew by and didn't last; And then I heard somebody say, you are 90 years today! While I was still just having fun, I reached age 91. The year was good and quickly flew; I soon reached age 92. Where did it go, how could it be; I now arrived at 93. And then one day when I awoke, I found I'd had a little stroke, My left side weak, my hearing poor, I soon had reached age 94. I was still breathing and alive the day I turned 95. When I awoke from my second stroke, My world was dark, I could not see. But patiently, Janie still takes care of me. So hurry, hurry, turn the mix; I'll soon be 96. My old time friends are safe in heaven; and I will soon be 97. Then we will not have time to wait; my next birthday is 98. I soon will reach the finish line; will I be here at 99? I now look back with happy tears, as I recall the happy years. One hundred years, a speck of time! Some of these years may never be; For God's in charge of time, you see. My years will end as will this poem, The day that Jesus calls me home! (June 17, 2015)
Share Memories and Condolences
4
Read Obituary
Published in Eugene Register-Guard on June 28, 2015
Search results for:
Obituaries in Eugene Register-Guard
Displaying 10 out of 1000+ Results
Powered by Legacy.com
Refine Your Search
Powered by Legacy.com
Reset Search
Search Obituaries & Guest Books
You are searching
Helpful Services

Create a Lasting Memorial

Share your loved one's story with a Legacy.com Memorial Website.

Find Advice & Support

Funeral Home Information

Additional Links

Powered By Legacy.com