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Death Notices & Obituaries for Dec. 24, 2003

Death Notices

McINTOSH, Robert Alden " Age 65, of Sutherlin, Oregon, passed away at his home on November 28, 2003. CHAPEL OF THE FIRS, (541) 459-2281.

BLEDSOE, Doyle " Age 54, of Roseburg, Oregon, passed away on December 22, 2003. Services pending. MOUNTAIN VIEW MEMORIAL CHAPEL, (541) 863-3148.

KOSSAK, John"Age 67, of Sutherlin , Oregon, passed away on December 22, 2003. Arrangements pending. ROSEBURG FUNERAL ALTERNATIVES, (541) 672-5836.

MacBETH, Lillian " Age 91, of Roseburg, Oregon, passed away on December 23, 2003. Arrangements pending. WILSON'S CHAPEL OF THE ROSES, (541) 673-4455.

MOUNTS, Ferne H. " Age 81, of St. Helens, Oregon, passed away on December 20, 2003. Arrangements pending. LONG & SHUKLE MEMORIAL CHAPEL, (541) 672-2611.

Pearl Ann Krug

KRUG, Pearl Ann " Age 74, a resident of Myrtle Creek, Oregon, passed away on Sunday, December 21, 2003, at a Roseburg care facility. She was born in Wichita, Kansas, on June 21, 1929, to Alvin and Daisy Stanfield Nichols. She grew up and had her schooling in Wichita and then went to California and came to Myrtle Creek 22 years ago from San Bernardino, California. Pearl liked games of all kinds. She enjoyed her family tremendously and was especially fond of children. Pearl enjoyed singing a lot and had a very sparkling personality. She was married to James J. Krug on February 21, 1947, and he preceded her in death on July 16, 1993. Surviving are her two sons, Ron and his wife, Lucy Nichols of Adelanto, California; James Krug and Jan Baker of Riverside, California; four daughters, Nancy and her husband, Jack Betza; Mitzi and her husband, Howard Callantine; Dana and her husband, Marty Reedy; Laura and her husband, Robert Settoon, all of Myrtle Creek; 17 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Proceeding her in death, besides her husband James, were three children, Sherry Reading; Susan Shaw; and Madonna Krug; two brothers and two sisters. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 27, 2003, at MOUNTAIN VIEW MEMORIAL CHAPEL, in Myrtle Creek. Private interment will be at the Myrtle Creek I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Melvin Weaver Black

BLACK, Melvin Weaver " Age 79, of Roseburg, Oregon, passed away at a Roseburg care facility on Sunday, December 21, 2003. He was born to Hugh and Hallie Weaver Black on February 14, 1924, in Myrtle Creek, Oregon, where he lived his entire lifetime except for the past two or three years when he lived in Roseburg. Melvin worked in the lumber industry where he owned his own logging truck, was a timber faller, a millwright and also managed the mill. He also worked for the Hanna Mining Company where he worked for 23 years before retiring from there. Melvin was married to Jean Jones in Oceanside, California, on May 25, 1944, and she survives. Melvin was a member of the Myrtle Creek Masonic Lodge. He loved fishing, hunting and camping with his family. Melvin was a Marine Veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife, Jean Black, of Roseburg; one daughter, Patricia Jones and her husband, Bruce Anderson of Roseburg; two sons, Michael and his wife, Sandy Black of Myrtle Creek; Craig and his wife, Laurie Black of Salem, Oregon; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and two sisters. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, December 26, 2003, at MOUNTAIN VIEW MEMORIAL CHAPEL in Myrtle Creek. Interment will be private at the I.O.O. F. cemetery in Myrtle Creek.

Norman L. Rand

RAND, Norman L. " Age 67, of Grandview, Washington, passed away on Tuesday, December 16, 2003, at Yakima Regional Hospital. He was born on November 24, 1936, to Harold O. Rand and Marie (Nelson) Rand in Roseburg, Oregon. He attended Roseburg schools until his enlistment in the U.S. Army. He served in Korea, Germany, Vietnam, and was stationed throughout the U.S. for the remainder of his 21 year military career. He married Elsie Graff in Sunnyside, Washington, in 1971. He is survived by his wife, Elsie Rand of Grandview, Washington; eight children, Norman "Bud" Rand; Rita Betzer and husband, Bob of Tigard, Oregon; Stephen Rand and wife, Tracey of Vancouver, Washington; Robert Rand and wife, Denise of Kennewick, Washington; Cindy Crabtree and husband, Rick of Prosser, Washington; David Rand and wife, Diane of Sunnyside, Washington; Michael Nathlich and wife, Emily of Bothell, Washington; Lisa Schneider and husband, Shawn of Prosser, Washington; numerous nieces and nephews; 17 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his mother, Marie Rand of Roseburg, three sisters, Shirley Bates of Roseburg; Beverly Kerr of Roseburg; Bonnie Milum and husband, Roland of Moxee, Washington; and one brother, Melvin Rand and his wife, Kathy of Riddle, Oregon. He was preceded in death by his father, Harold Rand and an infant brother. Services were held on December 20, 2003, in Sunnyside, Washington.

Virgil Dale Anderson

ANDERSON, Virgil Dale " Born on October 23, 1929 - Passing away on December 19,2003. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, December 29, 2003, at the Roseburg VFW Hall for Virgil Dale Anderson, who died on December 19, 2003, in Portland, Oregon. Mr. Anderson was born on October 23, 1929, in Burlington, Iowa, to Richard and Mary Anderson. Mr. Anderson grew up and attended school in Iowa, then he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, where he served 3 stints during the Korean War. He was a life member of VFW Winston Chapter and of VFW Las Vegas Post 10047. Mr. Anderson was preceded in death by his wife, Lois after 32 years of marriage, he then married Debby Jensen six and a half years ago. Mr. Anderson liked to go camping, and spend time with his dogs, King, Chewy, and Mr. Mopp. His favorite music was country western, and he knew Donna Fargo before she became famous. Mr. Anderson is survived by his wife, Debby; son, Steve Anderson; brother, Ron Anderson; sisters, Fran VanHousen and Maxine Anderson. Donations may be made in Mr. Anderson's name to the VFW Roseburg Chapter.

Virginia Ann Gray

GRAY, Virginia Ann " Virginia, a Reedsport, Oregon, resident, passed away on December 9, 2003, in Eugene, Oregon. She was born on January 14, 1920, to Harry and Ulah Winston. She is survived by her daughters, Nancy Brown of Reedsport, Oregon; Hilary Gray of Seattle, Washington; her son, Douglas Gray of San Diego, California; her sisters, Beverly Browne of Winston, Oregon; and Julie Winston of Honolulu, Hawaii; and her nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her brother, Harrison; and her husband, Jim Gray. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, December 27, 2003 at 1 p.m. at the Dunes Memorial Chapel, 2300 Frontage Road, in Reedsport, Oregon (phone 541-271-2822) and in Corvallis, Sunday, December 28, 2003, at 1:30 p.m. in the 1st Presbyterian Church at 8th and Monroe Streets.

Loyd Walker Reed

REED, Loyd Walker " Age 84, of Klamath Falls, Oregon, passed away on December 18, 2003, after a short illness in Klamath Falls. Mr. Reed was born on March 22, 1919, in College Springs, Iowa, to Lewis Lloyd and Vesta Regina (Walker) Reed. He grew up and went to school in Braddyville, Iowa, and after graduating high school he moved to California. Work and school were interrupted by World War II, when he served in the Air Corps of the U.S. Army in Africa. After receiving his honorable discharge, Mr. Reed finished his education at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California, graduating with a bachelor's in science in animal husbandry. During this time, he met Virginia Montgomery and they were married in Simi, California, on June 7, 1947. While teaching high school in Marysville, California, Mr. Reed and his wife had two sons. He then became manager of the family cattle ranch and feedlot in King City, California. He and his wife then had another son and a daughter. In 1965, the family moved to Klamath Falls and Bly, Oregon, where they were in partnership on a cattle ranch. Mr. Reed then worked at the Weyerhaeuser Nursery for a few years before establishing an alfalfa acreage with his son David until he retired. He was an active member of Peace Memorial Church, where he had been an elder and a deacon. In later years, he was active with the Gideons. His favorite pastimes were fishing and watching sports. He also had volumes of books. Loyd is survived by his wife; son, David of Klamath Falls; sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Leanne Reed of Sandy, Oregon; Craig and Lisa Reed of Roseburg, Oregon; daughter, Elizabeth Reed of Dallas, Oregon; seven grandchildren; a great-grandson; and sister, Doris Perry of Shanandoah, Iowa.

Ivan O. Buckle

BUCKLE, Ivan O. " Age 85, a resident of Winston, Oregon, passed away on December 18, 2003, in a Eugene, Oregon, hospital. He was born April 23, 1918, in Prosper, Oregon, the eighth of eleven children born to Thomas Charles and Mollie Leona (Jones) Buckle. While stationed at an Army base in Texas he met Polly Reynolds. Ivan and Polly were married in Gorman, Texas, by Ivan's brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Irene. They lived in Kellogg, Idaho, for twenty-one years before returning to Oregon where Ivan opened Buckle's Body Shop and Buckle's Walnut Orchard. Throughout his life, Ivan was devoted to his role as head of his family. His 59+ year marriage to Polly, his dedication to his daughters and his only grandson are evidence of this devotion. Ivan was loved by all who knew him. He is survived by his wife, Polly Buckle; two daughters, Jane Chambers and Judy Buckle-Ganoe; a grandson, Ryan Chambers; three siblings, Betty Mae Fortune, Edwin Buckle, Harvey Buckle; and Kathy Saunders, a family friend as dear to him as his own daughters. Memorial services will be held on Monday, December 29, 2003, at 2 p.m. at Taylor's Family Chapel in Winston. Private interment will be at the Roseburg National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in memory of Ivan O. Buckle to the Riverside Center in Winston or the MS Society of Oregon. Arrangements have been entrusted to Taylor's Family Mortuary, (541) 679-6983.

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