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David E Willson

David E. Willson, 78, passed away on Thursday, January 19, 2017; and Janet G (Weaver) Willson,77, passead away on Saturday, February 11, 2017. They resided in Orangevale, CA where they owned and operated Willson Enterprise Cash Register for 40 years. They would have celebrated 55 years of marriage this August. A joint service will be held Tuesday, February 21st at 1pm at the National Cemetery in Roseburg, Oregon. Family and friends are welcome to visit the Much Loved website to view family photos in memory of them.

Kenneth M. Karlinger

Kenneth M. Karlinger, age 71, of Roseburg passed away on Saturday, July 9, 2016. He was born on April 16, 1945 in Eugene, Oregon to Earl and Frances (Fortin) Karlinger. Ken’s mother passed away in childbirth and was raised by his grandparents Kenneth and Violet Fortin on the Century Farm in Umpqua. He was the fifth generation to live and work the farm. He graduated from Oakland High School and went on to Oregon State to earn a LSIT. Ken married Roseann M. Enright on June 9, 1965 and they recently celebrated their 51st anniversary. He worked for Douglas County Public Works for 34 years as a Civil Engineer. Ken was a Life Member of the NRA and Friend of the NRA as well as a precinct person for the Republican Party. He was an active member of many local Masonic groups holding various positions: Life Member and Past Master of Laurel Lodge #13, member of Oakland Lodge #16, member of O.E.S. #8 and #91, member of Hilla Shrine, Past Royal Patron of Amaranth Douglas Court #18, Life Member of Scottish Rite, Sovereign Master of Allied Masonic Degree and a member of York Rite. Ken served six years as a District Deputy and three years as a Deputy Instructor as well as holding a Lifetime Proficiency card for the Masonic work. Ken is survived by his wife, Roseann and three half-brothers, Dean of Medford, Eric of Seattle and Spike of Florence as well as numerous cousins and friends. A Masonic Service will be held in the Odd Fellows/ Rebekah Hall on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 2:00P.M. with Dave Sherman officiating.

Jill Acicia Wayman Anderson

Jill Alicia Wayman Anderson, 81, of Winston, Oregon passed away July 12, 2016, at her home. Jill was born April 12, 1935, Salt Lake City, Utah to Joseph Emmanuel Wayman and Fern Lenore Thompson. She and her brother Jimmy grew up in Holladay, Utah in the home of her grandparents surrounded by aunts, uncles and cousins. She attended Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo where she met her handsome California boy Harold (Hal) Anderson her freshman year. They were married March 6, 1954 and were sealed for time and eternity in the LDS Mesa, AZ temple witnessed by Howard W. Hunter on June 18, 1955. She and Hal resided in the San Gabriel, California area as they worked various jobs to finish Hal’s undergraduate degree and welcomed their first three children to their union. Jill’s mother-in-law, Laura F. Anderson, was a great help to them during this time. In 1960, Hal was accepted to George Washington University Medical School in Washington D.C. where they spent four difficult but growing years and welcomed their fourth child. Next came Hal’s internship in Aurora, Colorado at the U.S. Army Fitzsimmons General Hospital, and the birth of their fifth and final child. Then, three years in the San Francisco area to complete his residency in internal medicine at Letterman General Army hospital and onto an overseas assignment in Okinawa, Japan during the Vietnam War left the primary responsibility for the care of the children to Jill. During their overseas service, Jill organized a group of officer’s wives to entertain the wounded soldiers at the Camp Kue 500-bed hospital. After three and a half years overseas, they returned to the states to settle in Roseburg, Oregon in 1971. After raising her five children, Jill realized her life long goal of becoming a teacher by earning her Bachelors Degree in English from the University of Oregon in 1987 where she graduated cumma sum laude. She was a dedicated teacher and taught throughout the Roseburg and surrounding school systems until her diagnosis of pancreatic cancer in 2015. Jill’s passions were family, learning, teaching, poetry, swimming in her pool, sailing, gardening and ranching. In recent years, Jill enjoyed serving with her husband as dedicated workers in the Medford Oregon Temple. She is survived by her husband, Harold F. Anderson, children Scott Anderson (Susan), Susan Tobiessen (Eric), Curtis Anderson (Coral) and Jeanette Facer (David), as well as ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and beloved daughter Cynthia Lee Olson and infant son Bryan Harold Anderson. Services will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) Chapel in Winston, Oregon located at 340 NW Glenhart. Public welcome to pay your respects at 11am with services to begin at noon on Wednesday, July 20, 2016. In lieu of flowers please send online or check donations to: Community Cancer Center Foundation, 2880 NW Stewart Parkway, Suite 100, Roseburg, OR 97470, PH: 541-673-2267, www.cccroseburg.org.

Charles 'Chuck' Sherwin

Charles ‘Chuck’ Sherwin, a resident of Roseburg passed away on
May 9, 2016 at the age of 60. He was born in Oxnard, California on September 8, 1955. At the age of 12 he and his mother, Muriel Sherwin, moved to Sutherlin after the passing of his father. When he was 18, his mother also passed. Chuck began his family with the birth of a daughter, Carlie. He worked as a handyman at Douglas County Forest Products in Winchester. In 1989 he met Beverly Schmidt and he began a long courtship and finally in 1997 they were married. Along with his new wife came a son, Justin Leroue. For their honeymoon they went to Australia where he began scuba diving, even diving off the Great Barrier Reef with sharks. He was a Harley owner and belonged to an owners group, spending many miles on the road. He loved to camp, fish and spending time on the coast. His bucket list included going to Mexico, which he crossed off a few times. While in Mexico he went to the ruins at Chichen Itza and Tulum. January of 2015 changed Chuck and Bev’s life when he became disabled from ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). He loved his family and is survived by his wife, two children, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A viewing and celebration of life will be held at Helleck Hall at River Forks Park on Sunday, May 15, 2016 from 1pm to 4pm. All are welcome. Please bring a potluck item to share.

Bobby A. Beal

Bobby A. Beal, age 61, of Roseburg passed away on April 24, 2016 in Portland. He was born on June 3, 1954 in Roseburg where he was raised by Robert and Colleen Beal. Bobby attended and graduated from Roseburg Senior High after which he joined the U.S. Air Force and worked security at McChord Air Force Base. After his time in the Air Force he returned to the Umpqua Valley and worked a variety of jobs at the local sawmills. He loved his family, racing, his corvette and spending time in the outdoors. Colleen, who raised him, was a major influence in his life and her passing deeply impacted him. Bobby is survived by his daughter, Jenny of Montana, two granddaughters, Vicki and Cody of Montana as well as his father, Robert, and three brothers, Gary, Roger and Mike and one sister, Teresa. Military honors will be offered on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 3:00pm at the Roseburg National Cemetery.

James 'Jim' Shrum

James ‘Jim’ Shrum, age 83, a native of Roseburg, passed away on Saturday, March 5, 2016. He was born on July 16, 1932 to James and Bertha Shrum at the Old Mercy Hospital. Jim was a graduate of Roseburg High School and played football and ran track. After high school he attended Southern Oregon University and in 1960 received a degree in Education. While a student at the University he went on a blind date with Susan Phelps and in 1953 they were united in marriage. Jim came back to Roseburg to teach at Benson School for five years and then Fremont Junior High for 25 years. While a teacher he also coached football and track. On summer breaks he would drive truck and when he retired from the school system in 1990 he began the adventure of driving truck full time. Jim loved the outdoors, spending time up the North Umpqua camping, hunting deer and elk, and enjoying the woods. He was a member of the local Elks and Moose Lodges. Jim was preceded in death by his parents and daughter, Deborah Ivie. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Sue; son Jim (Trina) of Roseburg; two grandson Danny (M’liss) of Roseburg and Travis of Florida; two great-granddaughters Mackenzie and Sage as well as a son-in-law Steve Ivie of Salem. Private family service will be held. Jim will be laid to rest at the Philiterian #8 IOOF Cemetery in Roseburg.

Harry Ellsworth Noble

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O.B. Cooper

O.B. Cooper, age 79, resident of Glide, Oregon for 42 years, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, September 27, 2015. He was born in Pontotoc, Mississippi on June 2, 1936. He was a member and CEO of Glide Church of Christ, and devoted a lot of time to the church he loved so much. He served four years in the US Navy, was a police officer for six years in Chicago and Memphis, and twenty-five years as a team truck driver with his wife for JB Hunt. He was an avid lover of the outdoors and enjoyed hunting with the boys. He leaves behind his wife of 45 years, Lois Cooper, two daughters, Lynn Ann (Cooper) Drogos in Illinois and Lana Cooper in Texas, two sons, Michael Cooper in Illinois and Steve Cooper in Mississippi, and his sister, Margie Merritt in Mississippi. He also leaves behind four stepsons, Jim Roberts, Jeff Roberts, Herb Allert and Terry Lee Allert, two stepdaughters, Tina (Roberts) Bigham and Teresa (Allert) Waldrop, three grandsons, six step grandchildren, one great grandson and two step great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ora Bee and Roy Cooper, brother Buddy Cooper, sister, Ann and stepson Danny Roberts. A private interment will be held at the family residence on Thursday, October 1st. Celebration of life services, officiated by Wayne Schermerhorn, will be held at the Glide Church of Christ on Sunday, October 4th at 1:00 pm.

Joseph Lee Peck

Joseph Lee Peck died suddenly in his home on Friday, August 14, 2015, at the age of 71. Joe was born in Columbus, Ohio, to father Robert Peck and mother Helen Osborne, who have both preceded him in death. After his father received an honorary discharge from the Army’s 171st tank division, the family moved to Roseburg, Oregon.

Joe grew up here and made himself a symbol of stability for his family and a great community member. He worked in security at various locations and always managed to find positives in his day and people. Joe really enjoyed his life when he was helping other people. He really would give the shirt off his back to someone in need.

Joe is survived by his wife Tami, three sisters, three brothers, and too numerous relatives to mention. He attended the Garden Valley Church of Christ and really believed that he would meet his mother and father in heaven.

The service will be held Saturday, August 22, 2015, at 11 a.m. at the Garden Valley Church of Christ, Roseburg, OR.

Thomas Wilbert Kehne

Thomas Wilbert Kehne, age 83 passed away on Thursday, July 30th, 2015 after a long battle with cancer. He was at the Roseburg, VA River House Hospice Center. His wife Kathleen and daughter Ann were by his side. Thomas was born August 16th, 1931 in St. Louis, MO to Hilda (Wilbert) Kehne and Richard Lee Kehne Sr. Thomas was the third of four children. He served in the U.S. Army from 1946-1952 and the Arizona Army National Guard from 1972-1991 when he retired as a First Sergeant E-8. He was a WWII era, Korean war, Vietnam era, and Desert Storm era Veteran. He married the love of his life, Kathleen Jo Ericksen November 27th, 1953 and together they had five children. Thomas joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in June of 1968, and Tom and Kathleen were sealed for Time and All Eternity in 1970 in the Mesa Arizona Temple. Thomas was preceeded in death by his mother Hilda, father Richard, brother Richard and infant granddaughter Katie Dutcher. Thomas is survived by his wife Kathleen, his children Thomas (Janet), Craig (Terri), Ann Fowkes (Gary), Tracy Anderson (Eric), and Kevin (Brenda), as well as 16 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren and siblings; Irene (Kehne) Sylvest and Robert Kehne. Funeral services will be held at 12pm Friday, August 7th, 2015 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Winston building 340 NW Glenhart Ave, Winston, OR 97496. There will be a viewing beginning at 11 am, prior to the funeral. He will be laid to rest at the Roseburg National Cemetery with Military Honors.

Delano Vernon (Del) Casten

Delano Vernon (Del) Casten, 82, of Azalea passed away on May 4, 2015 at his home in Azalea. He was one of six sons to Helen and Robert Casten. He spent more than 50 years in the Azalea and Glendale area. Del was the father of one daughter and stepfather to three more children. He was an active member in his community; having been on the Gendale City Council, organizing the Independence Day parade, and could often be found at Glendale High School football games. Del was a member of the Riddle Masonic Lodge, a Shriner and a member of the Order of Eastern Star. Del was an avid Mariners, Seahawks and Oregon Ducks fan. Delano was preceded in death by; his mother and father, Robert and Helen Casten; four brothers, Verdel 'Bang', Weir, Vade and Kenneth Casten; step-daughter, Angalee Brady; and wife, Dorothey Casten. He is survived by; his daughter, Stephanie Casten, and her husband Joel Parks of Azalea; two step-sons, Patrick and Shelly Brady of Marysville, WA; and Larry Wayne and Marsha Brady of Bend, OR; ten grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. A Funeral Service will be held Saturday, May 23 at 1pm at the Riddle Masonic Lodge, 145 5th Ave., Riddle OR 97469. In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations to the Shriner's Hospital, Portland, Oregon in Del's name.

Willard Wayne Miller

Willard Wayne Miller, age 95 ½ went to sleep on March 21, 2015 at the Roseburg VA Medical Center. He was born on July 12, 1919 in Ellendale, North Dakota to John E. and Mary (Weis) Miller. He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and a son Mack. He spent his younger years growing up on a huge diversified farm near Ellendale, in spite of the drought-stricken 1930's; Willard graduated from high school in 1937. He was inducted into military service, July 15, 1941 and was sent overseas to Northern Ireland in 1943. Eventually Willard served in several European countries with the Sixth U.S. Cavalry. This unit acted as General George S. Patton's forward echelon. Willard earned five battle stars and the Croix de Guerre medal from France, signed by General Charles de Gaulle. His duties were with his unit's headquarters as a personnel Sergeant-Major. After a short tour of duty in Berlin, he returned to the U.S. and was discharged in September of 1945. Returning to his native North Dakota, he attended Sate Normal and Industrial College in his hometown and graduated with a B.S. degree. For a 30 year period he served as a teacher, his first position was in Grand Fork, North Dakota. In 1947 he moved west and worked in the high schools there. In 1951 he received a Masters degree from Oregon State University. He taught at high schools in Gold Beach and Monroe, Oregon. He then moved to Woodland, California where he continued to teach for an additional 21 years. Upon his retirement he worked as a field representative for Christian Record Services for the Blind in Northern California for another 10 years. During this time he lost his wife to death. He eventually married his most beloved wife of 32 years Jean (Burkhardt). They resided for several years in Woodland, California then to Florence, Oregon and finally to Sutherlin, Oregon. Upon final retirement they traveled extensively throughout Canada and the USA. They spent many winters in the Palm Springs area. Throughout the years he has been an active member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. He will be remembered as a reserved and sincere person. He will be missed by his wife Jean and his friends and church family. He has been laid to rest at Roseburg National Cemetery. Military Honors will be offered on Friday, May 22, 2015 at 10 A.M. at Roseburg National Cemetery.

Janice Earl Laney

Janice Earl Laney, 78, of Camas Valley, Oregon was born on December 15, 1936, to Glenn M. Earl and Ilene Burt Earl, in Brigham City, Utah, and she returned to her Heavenly Father on February 7, 2015. She grew up in Brigham City and was married to George Eugene Laney in the Salt Lake Temple in 1955. They lived in Utah, New Mexico, California and settled in Camas Valley, Oregon in 1978. She was proud of her Utah pioneer heritage and was a life-long member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served others for decades. She had a loving and nurturing nature and her grandchildren and great grandchildren brought her great joy.
Janice was preceded in death by her son, John Laney; sister, Barbara Leary; parents, Glenn & Ilene (Burt) Earl. She is survived by her husband, George Laney; children: Michael & Linda Laney of Charleston, Oregon; Peggy & Tom Bidwell of Camas Valley, Oregon; Rhonda Laney, daughter-in-law, of Fairview, Utah; Hyrum & Nancy Laney of Camas Valley, Oregon; Mathew Laney of Seattle, Washington; along with 12 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. She is also survived by two sisters, Kathleen Parker of Taylorsville, Utah; and Patricia Ann Huntsman of Salt Lake City, Utah. A time of viewing will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 340 NW Glenhart, Winston, Oregon from 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm on Wednesday, February 11, 2015, a funeral service will follow at 2:00 pm. She will be laid to rest at the Brigham City Cemetery on Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 11:00 AM.

Duane Wesley Bennett

Duane Wesley Bennett passed away on November 6, 2014 at his home in Winston at the age of 72. Duane was born in National City, California on October 17,1942 to Robert and Kathryn Bennett. He grew up in Lemon Grove, California. Following graduation from Mt Miguel High School in 1960, he began college at San Diego State. He attended college for two years and then enlisted in the Navy in January 1963, and served for four years as receiver analyst. He served on the USS Wright Naval Ship from March 1967 to May 1967 to provide technical communications during the difficult time for President Johnson's Administration. After serving, he returned to San Diego State to finish college, majoring in Geography, and graduating with honors. He came to Oregon in 1979 with his first wife Creta. Duane is survived by his wife, Karen Bennett, a sister, Margie Bowen of Lemon Grove, California, a son Lloyd Bennett of Roseburg and a daughter, Sherry McBratnie of Sutherlin. He is also survived by his nieces and nephews, and Karen's seven children and 18 grandchildren, who grew to love him as well. He is most remembered for his love of animals, bongo drum playing, and ballroom dance. He served as a Wildlife Safari docent for 15 years. Services for Duane will be held Friday, November 14 at 1:00 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on 330 NW Glenhart in Winston. Prior to the service, at the Roseburg National Cemetery within the grounds of the VA Medical Center, will be the interment with military honors at 11:00 a.m.

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Rose Havens

After 104 unforgettable years, on Friday, Feb. 4, 2011, the world, along with our family and friends, lost our beloved Rose. Rose was born July 24, 1906 in San Antonio, Texas, to Swiss immigrants, Gottlieb and Emma Pluss Gautsche. In 1915 the family moved to Los Angeles and Rose remained in Southern California for the next 96 years. Rose was a homemaker who enjoyed spending time working in her garden, being with family and friends and watching her SanDiego Padres baseball team on television. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil R. Havens; daughters: Beverly Guidera-Smith and Betty Jean Kellogg. She is survived by daughter, Virginia Fraser of Ventura; grandchildren, Roberta (Roy) Hopkins of Ojai, Daniel (Robin) Guidera of San Marcos, Carrie (Douglas) Standley of Southlake, Texas, Peggy Kellogg of Benicia, Steven (Suzan) Dawe of Tucson, Ariz.; nine great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. There will be a visitation from 2-6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 11 at the Funeral Home, Ventura. The graveside service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 12 at Court of Freedom, Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale.

Cecil R. Havens

Cecil R. Havens was the beloved husband of Rose Havens; father of Virginia Fraser and Beverly Guidera; father-in-law of Victor Guiders and George Fraser; brother-in-law of Jean Willette, Ernest, William and Roland Gautche; also survived by 5 grandchildren and 1 great-grandson.
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Marlin Lee Larsen

Marlin Lee Larsen died in Roseburg, Oregon on February 19th at the age of 75. He was born on Nov 22, 1942, in Grand Island Nebraska, to parents Leland Malvern and Ellen Larsen. He grew up in Kearney, NE, and worked the summers on the family farm in Blair, NE. He graduated from Kearney State College with a Bachelor’s degree in chemistry and mathematics with a minor in physics. He married the love and light of his life, Marjorie Louise Ann Knight in 1964, and they moved to Pullman, Washington, where he attended University of Washington and achieved a double Ph.D. in chemistry and mathematics. They had three children, and the family lived in Portland, Oregon, where Marlin worked as Director of United Medical Laboratory. The family moved to Roseburg, OR in 1987, where he and his wife lived on the North Umpqua River, and Marlin was the General Manager of Harvard Medical Park. Marlin was an entrepreneur who started his own medical consulting business, and then founded a series of medical partnership ventures including ABCT, Inc., mobile medical services, and Guam Surgicenter.

An active outdoorsman and seemingly a force of nature, Marlin loved fishing, hunting, and camping, and had a deep love for his family, and for his Nebraska farm roots. He was an aircraft pilot and instructor, and flew a float plane for many years, traveling on fishing trips with family and friends in Canada and Alaska. He enjoyed sailing and boating, and traveled yearly to Mulege, Mexico, where he and his wife became active in supporting school programs for disadvantaged students. Later in life, he became active in helping individuals in poverty get back on their feet. He started a venture to bring more housing to the coastal towns of Hammond and Warrenton, OR.

Marlin is survived by his wife, Marjorie Larsen; sister, Marcia Mattson of Holdrege NE; his daughter Michele Torvik and her husband Knut Torvik of Roseburg; daughter Kathy Forrester and her husband T.J. Forrester of Eugene; son Ken Larsen of Roseburg; and his 5 adored grandchildren: Haley and Adam Forrester, Cecilia and Victoria Torvik, and Matthew Larsen. He is preceded in death by his parents, and by his brother, Donald Eugene Larsen of Portland.

A Celebration of Life is scheduled for 11am on Saturday, March 3rd at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Roseburg, with reception luncheon to follow. All are welcome to celebrate Marlin’s life and share stories about his adventures. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Marlin’s memory to Roseburg Rescue Mission Homeless shelter, or Astoria Rescue Mission Homeless Shelter. Condolences can be sent to Umpqua Valley Funeral Directors. The family would like to thank Glide Rural Fire Department, Umpqua Valley Rehabilitation Center, Mercy Medical Center and all the medical personnel who assisted Marlin over the past year.