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Wales, Jeanne  
Jeanne Marjorie Wales 1923 - 2015 Jeanne M. Wales passed away on May 17th. She was born in 1923 in Fairbury, Nebraska to Jesse and Martha Moore who moved to Topeka, Kansas in 1928. There Jeanne attended public schools and graduated from Washburn Municipal University in 1945. She was a member of Alpha Phi Sorority and Pi Gamma Mu honorary social science fraternity. She married Max Wales in Topeka on May 7, 1949 and they moved to Eugene in 1957. Here she was a member of St. Mary's Episcopal Church, League of Women voters, and AAUW. She enjoyed reading, bridge, music, and sports. She is survived by her two children; Bruce (Sheila) Wales, Sandra (Eric) Wright; 9 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Contributions in her memory may be made to St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Cascade Manor Foundation, Hospice, or Habitat for Humanity. A memorial service will be held 2:00 pm, Saturday, June 6th at St. Mary Episcopal Church in Eugene. Arrangements entrusted to Musgrove Family Mortuary. Please access the obituary and you are invited to sign the guestbook at musgroves.com
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Published in Eugene Register-Guard on May 24, 2015
Ware, Eileen Patricia  
Eileen Patricia Ware Eileen Patricia Ware, 98, died May 8, 2015 at Fox Hollow Assisted Living Facility in Eugene, Oregon, of natural causes. Eileen was born Sept. 5, 1916, in Winnipeg, Canada, and in 1918 moved with her parents and sister to Inglewood, California. She graduated from Inglewood High School in 1934. In 1937, she married John Robert Ferguson, and in 1948 they moved their family to Eugene, Oregon. They owned and operated a dry-cleaning business in Junction City, Oregon. Eileen was involved in her children's lives through Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Job's Daughters and other school activities. She loved gardening and had a large collection of bonsai trees that she trained and tended for more than 50 years. She was an avid reader and world traveler, and loved crafts and sewing, which included making three wedding gowns. In the 1960s, she became a braille transcriptionist for the blind, translating school textbooks into braille. Later, she worked for the Eugene school district as a secretary for the teachers of the blind. She was widowed in 1972 and married Woodrow Ware in 1974. Eileen is survived by her three children: Maureen Krantz of Emerald Hills, California; Frank Ferguson of Eugene, Oregon; and Linda Bogart of Cheyenne, Wyoming; six grandchildren: Neil Krantz, Stephanie Krantz, Jim Ferguson, Stephen Ferguson, Melissa Martin and Aimie Hansen; and 21 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bertrand and Laura Teasdale; sister Jeannette Marchioli; and husbands Robert Ferguson and Woodrow Ware. Eileen will be cremated, and a private gathering will be held at a later date.
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Published in Eugene Register-Guard on May 24, 2015
Wellette, Benjamin  
Our beloved Benjamin (Ben) Wellette age 76, passed peacefully in the arms of our Lord, on May l4, 2015, in the presence of his loving wife and family at home. The viewing will be held on Wednesday the 20th of May, from 6-8 p.m. at Bowman Funeral Parlor located at 10254 W. Carlton Bay, Garden City, Idaho, 83714. The funeral services to be held at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery, located at 10100 Horseshoe Bend Rd., Boise, Idaho, 83714 at 1:00 p.m. on the 21st of May, with a celebration of life to follow. He was a devoted husband and father, who will be missed greatly by his wife Carol, son Bruce and Christine Wellette of Arizona; and daughter Jennifer and Scott Soutworth of Tennessee; four grandchildren: Brandon, Tifaine, Logan, and Peyton; a brother, Steve Wellette, sisters, Sarah Cross and Sandra Askew. Ben was born on March 21, 1939, in Eugene, Oregon, to parents Buford and Alverta Wellette, where he lived for sixty five years (Go Ducks). Ben was enlisted into the United States Army in 1961 and served his country in Fort Bragg, North Carolina until 1963. He earned his parachutist badge and had a specialty title of carpenter. In 1979 Ben met the one true love of his life, Carol Jones, and in 1981 were married. Ben built a retirement home for the two of them in Eugene. Soon after his retiring from the Southern Pacific Railroad as a Locomotive Engineer for thirty three years, Ben and Carol made the move to Idaho for better weather and family (Go Broncos), where they lived in Boise for ten years. After purchasing a vacation home in McCall, Idaho, Ben and Carol decided to make it their permanent home in March of 2014. Ben loved to travel the world. He had a love for building as he built two of their family homes. Ben was always willing to help others when in need, and asked for nothing in return. He will always be remembered for his love of the Lord, his integrity, honesty, and his service to his country. He had a great respect and honor for all who served in the military. We thank God for our Ben and ask Jesus to embrace him for us until we are all together again. Condolences for the family may be made at www.bowmanfuneral.com.
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Published in Eugene Register-Guard on May 21, 2015
Whitson, Walter Loraine  
Walter Loraine Whitson December 18, 1943 - May 23, 2015 Walter L. Whitson age 71 of Springfield passed away May 23rd from complications of Leukemia. Walt was born in Hugo, Oklahoma on December 18, 1943 to Gene and Evie Whitson. Walt will be missed by his loving family and many great friends. His wife Judy, children Dena (Whitson) Landrum, Debi Whitson, Bryan and Chassie May, Darren and Karen May. 6 grandchildren, Kourtney, Hayden, Cassidy, Ocean, Skyler and Cade. Walt and his family moved from Oklahoma to Borger, Texas in 1945, then to Springfield on May 5, 1955. Walt graduated from Thurston High in 1962. He has wonderful memories of high school and loved getting together with his classmates. Walt served his country from 1964 to 1970 in the Oregon Army National Guard. Walt worked for Rosboro Plywood Mill as a supervisor for 30 years. He also worked for Sierra Pine Plyveer Plant where he retired. Walt enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, Texas Hold'em Poker, fishing, hunting, camping and watching sporting events, especially the DUCKS. A celebration of life will be held Friday, May 29th at 1:00 at Springfield Memorial Gardens. A viewing will be held Thursday the 28th from 2:00 to 5:00. In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to the American Cancer. Arrangements are entrusted to Springfield Memorial Funeral Home.
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Published in Eugene Register-Guard on May 27, 2015
Wiles, Truman P.  
July 12, 1925 - April 18, 2015 We all miss his warm smile & quick wit. Thank you, Truman, for the time you spent with us. Loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. Truman was always intrigued and fascinated by the world around him. Good with his hands and open of heart was his way and his gift. Truman survived by Marie Wiles, wife of almost 65 years, daughter Kate & son-in-law Henry Gillow-Wiles, son Caith & daughter-in-law, Diane Wiles, grandchildren Miriam, Anja, Alex & Jack, and great granddaughters, Lyra & Daniele.
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Published in Eugene Register-Guard on May 25, 2015
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