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Bailey, Patricia Elaine  
1938-2015 Patricia Elaine Bailey became one of God's Angels watching over us on March 13, 2015, at home in Springfield, Oregon, at the age of 76, after her battle with pancreatic cancer. Patricia was born in Inglewood, California on October 10, 1938 to Courtney and Lillian Mermilliod. The most important thing in Patricia's life was her family. She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, extended family and friends. She will be deeply missed and always remembered with infinite love by her daughters Cheryl Campbell (Dave) of Lowell, Teresa Czikall (Tyrone) of Springfield, Julie Pense (Jimi Wilkerson) of Springfield and her son Terry Pense (Miriam) of Eugene, as well as her grandchildren Christine, David (Carey), Justin, McKenzie, Bryton, and Joshua. Her great-grandchildren Shelbi, Clayton, Kelly (Dustin), Mekenna and great-great-granddaughter Miaha. She also leaves behind a sister Beverly McKenzie, brothers-in-law Richard Hildebrand and numerous nieces and nephews. She will also be missed by special and loving group of friends. Patricia was a loving, caring and compassionate person. Her positive spirit, kind ways, giving nature and loving expressions were an inspiration to all of us and will live on through each of us every day. She enjoyed walking on the beach and collecting sea shells, reading, gardening, drawing and painting. Cancer took both loves of her life. Her first love, Clarence Pense, whom she had four children with and shared 27 years of marriage, and her last love Raymond Bailey that she then shared 27 years of marriage. She was also preceded in death by her mother and father, her sisters Lillian, Gertrude, Mary and her brothers Bertram, Richard and Sonny Jr. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on March 28, 2015 at Denmark Cemetery in Langlois, Oregon. Arrangements by Buell/Andreason. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to Greenhill Humane Society, 88530 Greenhill Rd. Eugene, OR 97402 or RBS Ministries, PO Box 222, Grand Rapids, MI 49501.
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Published in Eugene Register-Guard on Mar. 25, 2015
Bickford, Ruby  
1920 - 2015 Ruby Bickford, 95, of Drain, Oregon passed away March 19, 2015. She was born March 12, 1920, in Elkton, OR to Charles and Addie (Hurd) Hargan. She graduated from high school and was a homemaker. Ruby enjoyed sewing, gardening and spending time with her family. She was a member of the North Douglas Grange, Sunnydale Grange and the Jolly Circle Club and won First Citizen of Drain Award. Ruby married Lloyd Bickford on February 12, 1940, in Elkton, OR. She is survived by her son Errol (Judy) Bickford, Chugiak, AK, son Glenn (Sherry) Bickford, North Bend, OR, son Ronald Bickford, Palmer, AK, daughter Deanna (Tom) Yarborough, Port Orchard, WA, daughter Janet (Rance) Plumb and son Russell (Tammy) Bickford both of Drain, OR, 11 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Lloyd Bickford, June 20, 1995. A funeral will be held at 1:00 PM on Monday, March 23, 2015, at the Drain Church of Christ and burial to follow at the Elkton Cemetery. Arrangements by Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel, 123 S. 7th St., Cottage Grove, OR 97424.
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Published in Eugene Register-Guard on Mar. 22, 2015
Bigbee, Karen Diane  
Karen Diane Bigbee Karen Diane Bigbee passed away February 27th, 2015 from her year long fight of cancer at the age of 54 at her home in Creswell, OR. She was born on November 16th, 1960 to Elmer and Elsie Bigbee in Springfield, OR. She graduated from Mohawk High School in 1979 in Marcola, OR. She worked for Texaco and later became a cashier at Bi-mart. She is survied by her life partner Kyle Moore, daughter Whitney Bigbee, step sons Sheldon and Shayne Moore, grandsons Hunter and Trendon Wood, seven sisters, and two brothers. A celebration of life for Karen will be held at the Marcola Christian Church on Sunday March 29th, at 1:30 pm. This will also be a pot luck. Karen will truly be missed by many. She will forever be in our hearts and memories.
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Published in Eugene Register-Guard on Mar. 22, 2015
Bronson, Martha  
Martha Elizabeth Bronson 1919 - 2015 Martha Elizabeth (Archibald) Bronson passed away peacefully on March 10, 2015. She was born on July 17, 1919 in Tangent, OR, daughter of Robert and Martha (Mattie) Archibald. She grew up on the family farm in Tangent, attending school in Shedd and Albany High School. After high school she attended Linfield College two years, transferred to Oregon State University where she completed her degree in the School of Home Economics. She married her college sweetheart, Verne D. Bronson on Sept. 13, 1942. He proceeded her in death in 1970. The couple settled in Eugene where Verne was building his business, Tree Farm Management Services, and Martha was busy raising their children. In June 1959 they moved to their farm on Highpass Road west of Junction City. Martha was mother to 13 children. Her son George (Roseanne) proceeded her in death in November 2014. Her surviving children are: Robert (Lynne) of Harrisburg, Linda (George) of Shoshone ID, Barbara (Don) of Hillsboro, Willie (Kathy) of Eugene, David of LaGrande, Martha "Bunny" of Junction City, Richard (Sandy) of Princeton MN, Joann (Benj) of Eugene, Ken of Sweet Home, Nancy (Mike) of Jollet MT, Stephen (Christina) of Wallowa, Janet of Tigard. She also has 22 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. 2 of the great grandchildren proceeded her in death. Martha was active supporter of her children's activities and a tireless volunteer for several organizations: Women for Agriculture, Cattle Women, Women for Timber, Agriculture in the Classroom, & Long Tom Grange where she was a member for over 50 years. In 2009 she received special recognition as a recipient of the Diamond Pioneer Award from OSU Agriculture in the Classroom program. In 1993 she was honored with the Woman of Distinction Award from Soroptimist International of Junction City. A celebration of her life was held on March 16, 2015 at First Christian Church in Junction City. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made in her name to Agriculture in The Classroom, 305 Strand Agriculture Hall, Oregon State University, Corvallis OR 97331. AITC@oregonstatee.edu. Arrangements entrusted to Murphy-Musgrove Funeral Home. 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 Mar. 21, 2015
Burroughs, Daphne  
Daphne Ruth (Seitz) Burroughs June 15, 1955 - March 20, 2015 Daphne, a loving wife, mother, daughter & sister was born in Ft. Carson, CO to Robert Seitz & the late Carolyn Stephens. She lived mainly in Springfield, OR but also in Oklahoma, Coos Bay, OR., & Lebanon, OR. She married Richard Burroughs in 1989. Daphne worked at Springfield School District, retiring in 2010. She is survived by her father, Robert Seitz & wife Linda Seitz, her husband Richard Burroughs, daughter McKenzie and step-sons Gabriel & Dustin Burroughs. She is remembered by her siblings Corinna Mears, Eric Seitz, & Renee Tobler, nieces, nephews, and brother and sister in-laws. Daphne loved the coast, gardening & cooking, but most of all her family. A family gathering will be held Sunday, March 29, 2015. Family contact at: Daphneremembered@gmail.com.
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Published in Eugene Register-Guard on Mar. 25, 2015
Chartier, Geraldine "Gerry"  
Geraldine "Gerry" Chartier died peacefully on March 6, 2015 at her residence in Escondido, CA with her daughter by her side. She was 98 years old. Gerry was born April 24, 1916 in Chicago, Ill., the daughter of Italian immigrants Liberato and Liberata Paradiso. She had five brothers and two sisters, all of whom preceded her in death. In 1934, she married George Chartier in Chicago. Gerry stayed home to raise the couple's two children until 1950, when she took a job at a family-operated neighborhood restaurant. She eventually became manager. Her husband died of a heart attack in 1958. In 1966, she moved to Eugene, OR, where her son was attending graduate school. Her daughter relocated to Oregon shortly thereafter. Gerry worked as bookkeeper for the Eugene School District from 1966 until 1979, when she retired. Gerry relocated to Tempe, AZ in 1979 where her son and his family lived. She devoted 20 years volunteering at Desert Samaritan Hospital in Mesa. She moved to Bend, OR for a brief time before settling in Escondido, CA in 2009 to live near her daughter. She enjoyed reading, walks and crossword puzzles. She died of congestive heart disease. Gerry is survived by her children, George Chartier of Gilbert, AZ and Sandra Harris of Fallbrook, CA; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
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Published in Eugene Register-Guard on Mar. 22, 2015
Climer, Kenneth  
Kenneth Allen Climer 1932 - 2015 Kenneth Allen Climer of Springfield, OR passed away on March 14, 2015 from Parkinson's disease. He was born October 15, 1932 in Quinn, South Dakota and grew up in Junction City, Oregon. He married Daphne Anderson in 1955 and they settled in Springfield, OR. He made his career in the plywood industry, where he was well respected. He leaves behind his wife Daphne, his two daughters, Kris Ravetto of Vallejo, CA, and Cassandra Rose-Barnett of Eugene, OR. He had two granddaughters, Heather (Rose) Mayfield and Stephanie Rose, and three great-grandchildren, Gabriel, Emily and Vivian. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers and 2 sisters, and is survived by his three living sisters, a large extended family and many friends and co-workers who will miss him. Ken's daughters have reserved the Jazz Room at the Oregon Electric Station 27 E. 5th Ave. Eugene for tomorrow, Sunday, March 29, from 2:00-4:00pm as a place for family, friends and colleagues to gather, share stories, photos and reminisce about Ken. Please join us to celebrate his life.
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Published in Eugene Register-Guard on Mar. 28, 2015
Culley, Susan Ma're O'Keefe "Suzie"  
Susan was one of those special people with a kind adventurous personality that when you meet you never forget. A real "People Person" always quick to lighten the mood with her sweet smile and quick sense of humor. Susan loved to sing and was the life of any party. A true friend who always helped and counseled those in need. She was a classic matriarch, said what she meant and did what she said touching many hearts and lives in a very special way. As Suzie always said,"Try to be more like me." She will be deeply missed and always remembered with infinite love. Susan was born in Chicago, IL. August 27, 1938 to Marian and John O'Keefe. Her family moved to California when Suzie was 5. She is survived by her husband of 43 years LeRoy Culley of Fall Creek, OR, her daughter Victoria Lister of Lowell, OR, three sons, Richard, Michael and Danny Estrada all of Eugene, two brothers, John and Donald O'Keefe both of California, nine grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
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Published in Eugene Register-Guard on Mar. 21, 2015
Driscoll, Patricia  
Patricia Evelyn Driscoll 1922 - 2015 Patricia Evelyn Driscoll (née Holms), 'Pat', 92, of Eugene passed away on March 13, 2015 of natural causes. Pat was born in Baker City, Oregon on July 25, 1922, daughter of Helen Grant Holms and Dick Holms. She graduated from Saint Francis High School and attended Marylhurst College. Pat was married to Con Driscoll on August 24, 1943 at Fort Lewis Chapel. Pat and Con had 7 children and enjoyed their 16 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Pat was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church and active in charitable organizations. Known for her warmth and sense of fun, she loved to travel, was an avid gardener, enjoyed her golf game and was a competitive bridge player. She also enjoyed music and regularly attended concerts of all genres at the Hult Center. Pat was a devoted Oregon Duck fan regularly attending football games at Autzen Stadium with Con for 30 years. While living in Myrtle Point in the 50's, she was politically active as a member of the Housewives for Highway '42. Pat is survived by her children John Driscoll (Janet Bailey) of North Plains, OR, Beckie Moran (Mike) of Madras, OR, Libbie Driscoll (Amitav Rath) of Ottawa, Canada, Mary Hawes (George) of Madras, OR, Connie Driscoll of Walnut Creek, CA, Dennis Driscoll (Judy) of Gresham, OR and Patty Driscoll (Richard Lemon) of Eugene, OR, and a very extensive extended family and friends who loved her dearly. Pat was preceded in death by her husband, Con in November 2003. A funeral Mass will be held at 11:30 am on Friday, March 27, 2015 at St. Peter Catholic Church in Eugene. Recitation of the rosary will be held at the church at 11:00 am before the funeral Mass. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association Oregon Chapter, to St. Peter Catholic Church, or Cascade Health Solutions Hospice. 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 Mar. 22, 2015
Flesch, Arthur Charles  
Arthur Charles Flesch July 30, 1923 - March 18, 2015 Arthur C. Flesch, son of Arthur F. Flesch and Catherine A. Muller was born in Springfield, Illinois. Arthur is an Army veteran of WWII who served in the military police in Europe. He began his career in the aerospace industry at the start of the space age working on rocket engines, atomic reactors, Skylab and classified defense programs among many, retiring from Boeing in 1992. For a time, he even worked as the Jolly Old Elf - Santa. Arthur is survived and loved by his wife, Irene, brother Clifford, sister Rosemary, 3 children - Tamra, Brian and Shelley, 4 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and stepdaughters Blythe and Edythe. Visitation will be from 9:45 - 10:45 Wednesday, March 25th at the First Baptist Church in Junction City. The Funeral Service with reception following will be held 11:00 AM. Committal will follow at Monroe Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Murphy-Musgrove Funeral Home. 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 Mar. 22, 2015
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