The World from Coos Bay, Oregon on March 7, 2012 · 5
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Coos Bay, Oregon
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Wednesday, March 7, 2012
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r- ( ' Wednesday, March 7.2012 The World A5 J Obituaries Delon Larua Dolores Lorene Larsen Aug. 14, 1913 -Feb. 25, 2012 A memorial service and celebration of life is planned for Dolores Lorene Larsen, 98, of Myrtle Point at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at the Christian Church, 511 Sixth St. in Myrtle Point. A true childof Myrtle Point, Dolores was born Aug. 14, 1913, to Albert Roy Bert" and Amy (Goble) Davenport at home on Catching Creek, the fifth of 11 children. She passeded away Feb. 25, 2012, at the Myrtle Point Care Center. She was called by many names, including Dolores, Deacon, Aunt Dolores, Auntie Deacon, Mom, Grandma and Great-grandma. Dolores was shaped by the work on the farm and the culture of her childhood. Her stories of walking to school in rain and snow were true as she walked two miles from the ranch on Catching Creek to Twin Oaks School for eight years. She made lunches for herself and her siblings before school many of those years. She also broke more than one telephone insulator throwing rocks on the way home over the years. As a student at Myrtle Point High School she met her future husband, Flank Larsen. They were married on Sept. 20, 1934 in a family wedding on Catching Creek. This marriage lasted nearly 59 years before Flanks death in 1993. Starting a family in the depths of the Great Depression required hard work and frugal living and her early years left her well suited for the task. She raised her children with a gentle heart and caflused hands while teaching a work ethic through example. In the early years of her marriage they lived in logging camps at several locations on Coos River. They moved back to Catching Creek in 1945 and then to a small ranch at Broadbent in 1949. Dolores did the work of the ranch and raising the family while Frank worked in the woods. She milked many cows, grew expansive gardens and always had a full dinner on the table every night. There was never want in her house. We all knew that there were others who had more stuff but we were rich beyond our dreams. The family moved back to a dairy farm on Catching Creek in 1958 and spent 10 years there before returning to Broadbent. As her family grew, Dolores was a natural as grandma. Many of her grandchildren believe she was the best grandma in the world. She also grew into the role of matriarch of her large extended family and was dearly loved by many nieces and nephews and their growing families. The annual 4th of July Davenport Reunion became her stage to preserve the large extended family. She became the cement that bound a vast extended family that had spread across many states. Auntie Deacon and her chicken tamales were a center piece of the family gathering. After raising a family and retiring from the dairy farm, she worked for many years at Myers and Myers Department Store . She had the opportunity to travel across the country to visit family and friends. She enjoyed a trip to Hawaii to visit with her grandson, Aaron Larsen, who was stationed there as a young U.S. Army officer. She visited the gravesite of Phillip Bartlett while there, a native son of Myrtle Point and family Mend killed in action in World Warn. Dolores is survived by her brother, Finest Davenport of Stayton; her children and their spouses, Linda and Charles Shook of Millport, Ala., Larry and Margaret Larsen of Myrtle Point, Gary and Kathy Larsen of Myrtle Point and David and Sandy Larsen of Sweet Home; 13 grandchildren, Catherine (Adrian) VanZyl, Gloria Lundin (Camflo Davila), Dale Larsen, Don (Kitina) Larsen, Ann (Russ) Leibelt, David (Denise) Larsen, Aaron (Carlene) Larsen, Laura (Randy) Davis, Debra flbny) McCormick, Brenda (Steve) King, Amy (Aaron) Baird, DeLaine Larsen (Mike Hornsby), Derek (Stephanie) Larsen; and 27 great-grand children, Michelle, Waylon, Corenna Lundin, Nichelle Larsen, Dale and Amy Larsen, Craig, Rachel (Farmer) and Erika Leibelt, Bradley and Mackenzie Larsen, Maximilian and Raphael Larsen, Cassidy and Kyle Davis, Jonathan, Gabriel, and Sophia McCormick, Amanda and Alex King, Gavin and David Baird, Addison and Olivia Hornsby, Anya, Dane and Devin Larsen; and 11 great - great - grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bert and Amy Davenport; her husband of more than 58 years, Frank Larsen; nine brothers and sisters, Harold Davenport, Mary Garcelon, Rodney Davenport, Duke (Lloyd) Davenport, Bernice Haughton, Albert Davenport, Lois Jensen, Audrey Holt and Lila Ocheltree; grandchildren, Julia Shook and Christopher Shook; and great-grandchildren, Spencer Larsen, Isabel McCormick and Samuel McCormick. Contributions in the memory of Dolores can be made to the Davenport Building, co Coos County Fair Association, The Myrtle Point Logging Museum or to the charity of your choice. Arrangements are under the direction of AmlingSchroeder Funeral Service - Myrtle Point Chapel, 541-572-2524. Sign the guestbook at Harry Run Harry Wayne Runn Nov. 3,1942' Feb. 28, 2012 ' A memorial service to celebrate the life of Harry Wayne Runn, 69, of Coos Bay will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at Coos Bay Chapel, 685 Anderson Ave. with pastor Don Berney, of New Beginnings Christian Fellowship, presiding. A reception will immediately Mow at St. Monica Catholic Church Parish Hall. A private family inurnment will be held at a later date at Sunset Memorial Park Mausoleum in Coos Bay. Wayne was bom Nov. 3, 1942,. in North Bend to Clarence and Lenora Marie (Manza) Runn. He lived all of his life in the Coos BayNorth Bend area until his passing Feb. 28, 2012 of diabetic and heart related illnesses. Wayne graduated from Marshfield High School in 1960. After graduation, Wayne worked for the Brunnell brothers at their sawmill and then for several years at Brookmead Dairy in Coos Bay. Then in 1975, he went to work for Vend West Services as a warehouse manager and a vending machine restocking driver. While restocking machines at the various mills in the area from Gardiner to Coos Bay, he became well known and well liked by many of the mill workers because of his outgoing personality and Mendly smile. He always had time to tell a story, listen to a story or just be a friend. He was known by many and liked by all who knew him. He retired from Vend West Services in November 1997. He married Barbara Cherry in 1974 and they had two sons, Michael and Tony. They were later divorced but remained friends. Tb enhance his knowledge and further his education, Wayne took classes at Southwestern Oregon Community College after high school in architectural drawing. While working at Vend West Services and up until about a year ago, he kept up his hobby and love of architectural drawing by drafting and designing homes and remodeling jobs for friends. He designed many homes in our local area. Wayne had a special love of his property on the west fork of the MiUicoma River and enjoyed watching his sons, their families and friends camping there. Since the late 1990s he had spent part of the winter months at his home in Yuma, Ariz., where he made many wonderful friends who kept in contact with him up to the day he passed. Wayne was a collector of ducks pictures, statues and other decorative items involving ducks of all kinds adorn his home. He also was a member of the Elks Lodge in Coos Bay. ' Family meant everything to Wayne. His sons and grandchildren were his pride and joy. Wayne also had a special relationship with Terry McNeill, husband of his cousin, Angela (Cottell) McNeill. Terry was like the brother Wayne never had. After they both retired, they spent many mornings sharing stories and talking about the days events over coffee. Wayne is survived by his son, Michael, his girlfriend, Erica Sheets and grandchil-' dren, Adam and Alyssa; son, Tony and wife, Candi and granddaughter, Chloe; and many cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lee and Clarence Runn. Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Diabetes Association or the Diabetic Awareness Association. Arrangements are under the direction of Coos Bay Chapel, 541-267-3131. Friends and family are encouraged to sign the guestbook at Oren Lee Pruitt SepL 2871938 - Feb. 28, 2012 A memorial service will be held to cele- S.W. 11th St. in Bandon, with pastor Derek Addleman presiding. A reception will follow at the Odd Fellows Hall at Highway 42S and Ohio Street. ' Oren was born Sept. 28, 1938, as the youngest of jidenti-cal twins in Springer, N.M., to Emery Frank and Maude Mae (Wiliams) Pruitt. He passed away Feb. 28, 2012, at his home in Bandon surrounded by his family and friends. Oren was raised and educated in Estancia, N.M. While going to school at the Ewing School House in Estancia, he met the love of his life, Barbara Autry. They were married Oct. 23, 1958, and made their home in Moriarty, N.M. Oren worked as a masonry contractor for a large part of his life. After that he worked as a federal surplus property inspector for the state of New Mexico until he retired in 1997. Oren always kept himself busy by being an avid active member of the local school board, on the board for the county fair and a valued member of the Lions Club. In 1999, Oren and Barbara moved to Bandon to be close to his nephew, Jim Pruitt, the son of his deceased twin, Otis and Jims wife, Robin. Oren and Barbara made their home here, where he had a home built for his loving bride of 53 years. He was a member of the Church of Christ and of the Old Time Fiddlers. Oren was a very accomplished musician, and taught many members of his family to play an instrument. In which his legacy will live on through them. Oren loved to get together with friends and family and have a jam session. Oren also had made several music CDs with members of his family. His love of music ranked just behind his two greatest loves family and friends. Oren was truly an inspiration to all who knew him. Oren is survived by his Death Notice Margaret Bass Ronk - 101, of North Bend died March 4, 2012, in North Bend. Arrangements are pending with Myrtle Grove Funeral Service-Bay Area, 541-169-2851. Orei Pruitt loving wife, Barbara of Bandon; daughters, Sue and David Gibson and Carol and Rick Reeves of Moriarty; sister, Joellen and Archie Talent of Alamogordo, N.M.; brother, Donald and Dellia Pruitt of Floyd, N.M.; grandchildren, Travis, Troy and Justin Reeves, Becky and Michael Gibson all of New Mexico; and numerous nieces, nephews, and greatgrandchildren. Oren is preceded in deathby one son, Little Frank; one daughter, Cheryl; and his twin brother, Otis. Arrangements are under the direction of AmlingSchroeder Funeral Service, Bandon Chapel, 541-347-2907. Sign the guestbook at Kenneth Charles Ken" Hebert Sept. 15, 1943 -March 3, 2012 A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated for Kenneth Charles Ken Hebert, 68, of Coos Bay, at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 10, at Holy Redeemer C atholic Church, 2250 16th St. in North Bend. Interment will be at Ocean View Memory Gardens. A recitation of the rosary will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday and at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church. A visitation will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Friday at Nelsons Bay Area Mortuary, 405 Elrod Ave., in Coos Bay. Ken was bom Sept. 15, 1943, in Duncan, British Columbia, Canada, the son of Charles and Selena (James) Hebert. He passed away March 3, 2012. He was raised and educated in Oroville, Calif. Ken moved to Bandon where he lived and worked with the Craig family. He joined the U.S. Army and served two tours in Vietnam where he met the love of his life. Ken and Trang were mar-f lied fot 45 happy years. After the Army they moved to Bandon where they lived for several years and Ken worked at Rogges Mill. After obtaining a job at Weyerhaeuser, the family moved to Coos Bay. Ken worked for Weyerhaeuser for more than 24 years. After leaving the timber industry Ken returned to school and earned an Associates in Arts from Southwestern Oregon Community College. He went on to work for ACS for 10 years before retiring. Ken was an active member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church and was a member of the Knights of Columbus where he served as Grand Knight and for more 25 years as the financial secretary. Two projects that were very dear to his heart every year were the Christmas food baskets for the needy and the Easter egg hunt for the area children. He also managed bingo games for the Knights and the church for many years. He enjoyed being outside, going for walks, sharing his sense of humor, barbecues and making others happy, but most of all, he loved to spend time with his family and dogs. Ken is survived by his wife, Trang Hebert of Coos Bay; sons, Paul and Diane Hebert of Oregon City and Michael and Tiffany Hebert of Dallas; daughters, Rita Hebert of Las Vegas, Nev., and Melissa Hebert and husband, Darin Leibelt of Waipahu, Hawaii; nine grandchildren; two greatgrandchildren; sister, Martha Hebert of Sacramento, Calif.; sister-in-law, Dung and Ralph Echols of Coos Bay; and niece, Cassie Echols of Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the Funerals Tuesday, March 13 Matthew Martin Blaser, 11 a.m., memorial Mass, St. Paul Catholic Church, 1201 Satre St., Eugene. Saturday, March 24 Vera D. McPheeters, 2 p.m., chapel memorial service, Coos Bay Chapel, 685 Anderson Ave. direction of Nelsons Bay Area Mortuary, 541-267-4216. Sign the guestbook at ' Anne Marie Schiller Feb. 5. 1944 -Feb. 26, 2012 Private family services were held for Anne Marie Schiller, 68, of Coos Bay. Private cremation rites were held at Ocean View Memory Gardens in Coos Bay. Anne was bom Feb. 5, 1944 in Atascadero, Calif., to Richard T. Crosby and Margaret E. (Caswell) Crosby. She passed away at her home in Coos Bay Feb. 26, 2012. Anne is survived by her daughter, Teri Sheppard of Hopewell, Va.; daughter, Kathy Loya of Coos Bay; granddaughters, Breeann Loya of Coos Bay, Bridget Loya of Coos Bay and Holly Sheppard of Hopewell; grandsons, Allen Sheppard and Chris Sheppard, both of Hopewell; and sister-in-law, Melody Montgomery of Alameda, Calif. Memorial contributions may be made to Pacific Cove Humane Society, P.O. Box 361, North Bend, OR 97459. Arrangements are under the care of Coos Bay Chapel, 541-267-3131. Friends and family are encouraged to sign the online guestbook at and EPS?3 KJ Charles Yost Jr. Charles DeWitt Yost Jr. March 7, 1937 -Feb. 26, 2012 A memorial service will be held for Charles Chuck Yost Jr., at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 10, at the Pacific Community Church, 38967 U.S. Highway 101 in Bandon. A reception will follow immediately after the service. Cremation rites are under the direction of Myrtle Grove Funeral Services inCoquille. Chuck was bom March 7, 1937, in Fort Worth, Texas. He was the son of Charles Dewitt Sr. and Thelma Pearl (Chitwood) Yost. He was the younger of two children. He died peacefully Feb. 26, 2012, surrounded by family at Bay Area Hospital in Coos Bay, from metastatic skin cancer. He was 74. Chuck was raised in Fort Worth along with his sister, Carolyn (Yost) McConnell. He graduated from Poly High School in 1955. He attended Arlington State College, later graduating from Ttexas A&M University in 1961, with a Bachelor of Arts in in personnel administration and general economics. He met Donna Marie Woodward in Fort Worth, and they were married Sept. 12, 1964, in Portland. He began his career as a funeral director after completing studies at the San Francisco College of Mortuary Science in 1969. He worked as a mortician until his death. Chuck was a patriot. He completed ROTC in college. He was a lieutenant during his active duty, at which time he was on stand-by, ready to serve his country during the Bay of Pigs. After completing advanced officers training Coos Bay Chapel Cremation & Funeral Service Established in 1915. formerly Wilson, Dungan-Margeson, Theurwachter. Ellingson-Groskopf, W O. Campbell, -Bryan-Sherwood and Campbell-Watkins Funeral H Mills Simple cremation & burial. Convenient downtown location with ample parking. Full-service facility including large chapel, reception, private viewing & conference rooms. Merchandise options include caskets, urns, burial & urn vaults, Cremation jewelry, printed materials, video tributes more available at the time of need or in advance by preplanning. Pet cremation, Payment terms & options. All funeral & insurance plans accepted. Locally owned by 7b m Boynton school, he was promoted to captain in the U.S. Army Reserves. He later served in the Oregon National Guard for several years before he was honorably discharged. He was a highly involved member of his church as well as the Kiwanis and the Lions Clubs. He was a parent volunteer for the Boy Scouts, and followed all the sporting activities of his sons. Camping with his family and riding motorcycles were his passion. Chuck is survived by his wife, Donna; his sister and brother-in-law, Carolyn and Richard McConnell of Benbrook, Texas; his sons and their spouses, Jay Yost and Eileen Valenzuela-Yost of Chico, Calif., Jon and Barb Yost of North Bend, Jim Yost and Benita Lucas-Yost of Beaverton; his grandchildren, Mitchell Schall-Yost, Maggie Marie Yost, Gracie Paloma Yost, Natalie Kate Yost, and Jamison Charles Albert Yost; as well as numerous nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and nephews. Sign the guestbook at Thomas Michael Williamson Sept. 15, 1961 -Feb. 12, 2012 A memorial service will be held for Thomas Michael Williamson, 50, of Des Moines, Wash., at 1 p.m., Saturday, March 10, at the Bonney Watson Washington Memorial, 16445 International Blvd., in SeaTac, Wash. Tom was born Sept. 15, 1961, in Antioch, Calif., to Jack and Luella (Eby) Williamson. He grew up in Reedsport with his seven brothers and sisters. Tom passed away in Tacoma, Feb. 12, 2012, surrounded by his family. He was a highly respected jet airline mechanic for Alaska Airlines for mpre than 22 yeqr?, ,ui living in Denver, Portland- ahduuH " most recently the Seattle?. , .. Tacoma area. Tom enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and spending time with friends and family. Tom was best known for his sense of humor, kind heart, and ache for adventure. Although he left much too early, Tom lived life with determination and passion. His love for God was easily seen in his appreciation, respect, and love for all of Gods gifts, nature and people. Tom is survived by his brothers, Jack and Bob; sisters, Susan, Leslie, and Julie; and many nieces and nephews. Tom was preceded in death by his beloved brothers, Steven and Craig; and his parents, Jack and Luella Williamson. Sign the guestbook at tfl Bay Area llJniLIHG 598 N. BROADWAY COOS BAY S41-80B-2113 Homes. I

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