JOHNSON, Lawrence E. " Age 81, of Roseburg, Oregon, passed away on April 12, 2005. Arrangements pending. Columbia Funeral Home Directors (503)397-1154.
MARIAL, Myrtle " Age 88, of Roseburg, Oregon, passed away on April 13, 2005. Arrangements pending. WILSON'S CHAPEL OF THE ROSES (541)673-4455.
ERICKSON, Ruby " Age 92, of Roseburg, Oregon, passed away on April 13, 2005. Arrangements pending. Chapel of the Firs (541)459-2281.
STONE, Pamela Rene " Age 56, of Roseburg, Oregon, passed away on April 10, 2005. She will finally be able to walk alongside her husband, Frank who passed away over 22 years ago. Pam was born on September 6, 1948, in Sydney, Nebraska, to Reynold and Donna Kosmicki (Smith). She was the only girl out of five children. The Kosmicki family moved to Roseburg in the early 1950's. Pam graduated from Roseburg High School in 1966, and then went to school in Portland, Oregon, and received a Business degree. There she met and married Frank Stone Sr. and after seven years of marriage they started a family which consisted of three wonderful children, Jacque, Robert, and Matthew. Shortly after the kids were born Frank passed away and Pam moved back to Roseburg to be close to her family and raise her children as a single mother. She was their number one fan when it came to sports, school and life. Pam is survived by daughter, Jacque Stone of Roseburg; son, Robert Stone and his wife, Valerie of Roseburg; son, Matthew Stone of Roseburg; granddaughter, Kambria Rene Elizabeth Stone of Roseburg; brother, Stan Kosmicki and Jeanne of Alaska; brother, Craig Kosmicki and Lisa of Newberg, Oregon; brother, Syd Kosmicki and Mollie of Roseburg; brother-in-law, Bob Stone and Jineen of Redmond, Oregon; brother-in-law, Randy Stone and Terri of Boring, Oregon; mother-in-law, Ruth Stone and father-in-law, Frank Stone of Boring; and so many more nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, and a host of extended family and friends. She was preceded in death by her mother and father; brother, Mark Kosmicki; husband, Frank; and of course her second love, Elvis Presley. Pam had no enemies; she loved everyone and everyone loved her. Everywhere she went she had friends, whether she knew them for 30 minutes or 30 years. She always had a smile on her face no matter what was going on in her life. She was a good listener and the best friend anyone could ever ask for. Pam lived her life exactly how she wanted and she never let anyone change that. That was our Pammy, our rock, our mother, and we were not done with her yet. There will be a celebration of Pam's life held on Saturday, April 16, 2005, at 2 p.m. at the Waldron's Tom Tom Annex Building, 104C Hill Place, behind Ross. A viewing will be held on Friday, April 15, 2005, from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. at LONG AND SHUKLE MEMORIAL CHAPEL. We would like everyone to keep up Pam's tradition of meeting for "church" on Sunday mornings.
MCARDLE, Katherine "Pat" Patricia " Age 74, after a lengthy illness, Pat went to join our Lord on Saturday, April 2, 2005, surrounded by her family. The daughter, Katherine and Jo Evans of Elk Mountain, Wyoming, Pat was born on June 4, 1930, in Laramie, Wyoming. Pat was raised and educated in Hanna, Wyoming. She attended and graduated from Holy Cross Nursing School in Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1952. Pat worked as a nurse in various nursing positions until 1973, when she decided to stay home and raise her five daughters. Pat married Gerald McArdle in Hanna, Wyoming in 1955. They resided in Casper, Wyoming and had five daughters, later moving to Crescent City, California, to Portland, Oregon, to Myrtle Creek, Oregon, to Medford, Oregon and are presently residing in Riddle, Oregon. Pat has always been surrounded by the love and joy of her family. With her family, Pat enjoyed camping, fishing, crabbing and landing on the shores after white water rafting. She enjoyed dancing with the love of her life as well as bowling. Also with her husband, Pat was one of the original members of the South County Rodeo committee. Over the last several years, Pat looked forward to weekly bingo and also took up embroidering items for all her daughters and grandkids. Pat is survived by her husband, Gerald McArdle; daughter, Shawna Carroll and husband, David of Medford, Oregon; daughter, Jerri VanDomeloen and husband, Tony of Aloha, Oregon; daughter, Radonna Moore and husband, Steve of Aloha, Oregon; daughter, Melanie Wittrock and husband, Tim of Roseburg, Oregon; daughter, Julie Bumgarner and husband, Troy of Myrtle Creek, Oregon; sister, Mary Yvonne Schroeder and husband, Roland of Casper, Wyoming; sister, Dorothy Wales of Ft. Morgan, Colorado; 15 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her mother and father, Joe and Katherine Evans; brother, John C. Evans. Remembrances to National Federation of the Blind of Oregon, P.O. Box 12143, Salem, Oregon 97309-0143. Arrangements by MOUNTAIN VIEW MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 428 N. Old Pacific HWY, Myrtle Creek, Oregon (541) 863-3148. A Catholic burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Thursday, April 7, 2005, at the All Souls Catholic Church, 1242 NE Spruce in Myrtle Creek, Oregon. A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 6, 2005, at Mountain View Memorial Chapel.
WEAKLEY, Dorothy H. " Mom was united with Dad on April 12, 2005. She passed away at a foster care facility in Myrtle Creek, Oregon. Dorothy was born in State Center, Iowa on June 29, 1922, to Roy and Esther Carlson Shobert. She had formerly lived in Canyonville, Oregon, but for the past year or so had been at a foster home. Dorothy was married to Edward Paul Weakley Sr. on August 3, 1942, in Canyonville and he preceded her in death on July 31, 1987, and they will now be reunited. Dorothy really liked crossword puzzles but even more liked the scratch-tickets. Very often if she won on a scratch off she would walk back to the store and get some more. We will all have to wait to see if there are scratch-off tickets in heaven. Surviving are a daughter, Cecelia (Cissy) and her husband, Bill Etheridge of Myrtle Creek; a son, Edward Paul and his wife, Jeannie of Canyonville; granddaughter, Tina and husband, Greg McCarty of Myrtle Creek; granddaughter, Tammy and husband, Chris Hohman of Clarkston, Washington; granddaughter, Tarmel and husband, Gary Cumpston of Roseburg, Oregon; great-grandchildren, Echo; Jared; Stephanie; Renee; Jennifer; and Jessica; great great-grandchildren, Iliea and Caden; sister-in-law, Fannie Fuller; Joyce Weakley; and Hilda Shobert; good friend and hair dresser, Alice Mitchell and numerous nieces and nephews. Also surviving are special family, Alice, Lena and Tammy all from Miller Manor Foster Care and Hospice and Dr. Totian. No services are scheduled. Disposition was by cremation. ROSEBURG FUNERAL ALTERNATIVES is assisting the family.
SBARAGLIO, Gena Rex " Longtime resident of Roseburg, Oregon, passed away April 11, 2005, in Eugene, Oregon, of age related causes. Gena was born June 10, 1922, in Berkley, California, to Easton and Mary Allen. Her life was filled with a variety of experiences, industry and diligence in employment, services to her community, personality, poise, faith, love and care for her family and friends. She worked at Luverne's, Weisfield's Jewelers and D.J, Jewelers, held leadership positions in the Order of Eastern Star and ABWA, worked with the Miss Oregon Pageant, and was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Roseburg and later, the Conservative Baptist Church of Roseburg. Survivors include a daughter, Edna Wyatt of Pleasant Hill, Oregon; a son, James Rex of Houston, Texas; two sisters, Margaret Jo Wise of Big Spring, Texas; and Beth Smith of San Angelo, Texas; one brother, Robert Winkler of Oceanside, California; five grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Services will be graveside on Friday, April 15, 2005, at 2 p.m. at Roseburg Memorial Gardens.
PERKINS, Edna "Perky" Grace (Ohl) " Beloved mom, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, passed away on April 9, 2005, in Roseburg, Oregon, at age 92. Edna was born on July 4, 1912, in Phelps, New York, to John and Edna Mae Ohl. Edna's twin brother, Robert survived only two and a half months. Edna was raised in Rochester, New York. The family moved to Los Angeles, California, and while attending Night School she met Roscoe Perkins. They were married March 22, 1938. Edna helped Roscoe raise his three children, Lou and Chuck Perkins and Dora (Wheeling). To their family they added two more sons, Bobbie and Richard Perkins and two daughters, Ruth (Knott) and Mary (Hinson). In 1948, the family moved to Oregon, settling in Winston in 1950. They built a home on Gregory Street. Edna cleaned houses for $1.00 an hour, baby-sat, plus ironed late into the night to earn extra for her girls. Edna was a hard worker and admired by all the folks she worked for. That is where she got her nickname "Perky". She managed the Shamrock Motel for 15 years, under three owners. All of us have fond memories from that time in our lives. When she retired she moved to the Blue Ridge Apartments in Winston, where she met her special friend and Bingo Pal, Evelyn Paulson. She volunteered at the Winston Dining Site, washing dishes for 11 years. Edna was Melon Festival Queen in 1980. Edna played Bunco at Blue Ridge and Bingo on Monday and Wednesday at Roseburg Senior Center, where she made a lot of wonderful friends. She played Pokeno there also. More than once when she entered the room her friend would say, "Here comes Trouble!" Everyone loved her. Edna loved to watch her great-grandkids, Zachary Crain and Brittany Gates play ball and Nicole Gates cheer at Roseburg High School. When the weather was good she would watch great-grandson, Greg Price race his sprint car #8. She was a New York Yankee fan all her life. Her favorite player was Derek Jetter #2. A stand up poster of him stood behind her lift chair in her room. She collected spoons from all over the world, over 400 of them. Edna and Mary played dominoes every night after dinner. She won most of the time. She loved to read "Shoot 'em up" westerns and do word search books. She loved her gray cat, Cougar; she called him her Tommy Cat or Old Gray pest. Her Two Black Labs, Misty and Indica checked on her nightly. Edna belonged to the Winston and Roseburg Lions Clubs and donated money to the Phelps, New York Lions Club at Christmas. She also was a member of Omaha Woodmen's Club for many years. She resided at Rose Apartments for many years until due to her illness, she moved to her daughter, Mary and son-in-law, Ray's home at age 91. "Perky" enjoyed celebrating her birthday on the 4th of July with a BIG party with family and friends, lots of food and fun, hats, and bingo games with prizes for all to win and fireworks. She didn't stop partying until the last firecracker was set off. What great fun! Edna is survived by her three daughters, Dora Wheeling of Pulaski, Virgina; Ruth Knott of Roseburg, Oregon; and Mary Hinson and son-in-law, Ray of Roseburg. She loved all of her nineteen grandkids, twenty-one great-grandkids, and fourteen great-great-grandkids on both the East and West coast. They are granddaughter, Dena and husband, Joe Buonauro of Roseburg; great-granddaughter,Theresa Buonauro of Roseburg; great-grandsons, Joey and Andrew Buonauro of New Jersey; grandson, Brian and wife, Lisa Crain of Roseburg; great-grandson, Zachary Crain; great-granddaughters, Nicole and Brittany Gates of Roseburg; grandson, Kevin Crain of Eureka, California; grandson, Tim and wife, Colleen Hinson; great-granddaughters, Shaye Hinson and Ashley Free of Roseburg; great-grandsons, Seth Albert, and Colton Smith; and great-granddaughter, Shyanna Smith of Roseburg; grandson, Rick and wife, Sandy Knott of Christmas Valley, Oregon; great-granddaughter, Shannon Courtney; great-grandson, Jeremy and wife, Sassy Dixon; great great-granddaughter, Haley Dixon of Roseburg; granddaughter, Debi and husband, Floyd Price of Roseburg; great-grandson, Greg Price of North Carolina; granddaughter, Karla and husband, Tony Miller of Roseburg; great-grandson, Matt and wife, Amanda Hill of Roseburg; great great-grandsons, Marcus and Ben Hill of Roseburg; great-grandson, Jeremy and wife, Melody Hill of Alabama; great-grandsons, Pat and Phil Miller of Portland, Oregon; grandson, Tom Wheeling of Pulaski, Virginia; great-granddaughters, Crystal Cox; Hope Wheeling; and Cindy Wheeling of Pulaski; Alice and husband, Hillen Jenkins of North Carolina; great-granddaughter, Karen Montgomery and family of Virginia; great-grandson, Craig Pierce and family of Virginia; cousin, Margaret Thirtle of New York; sister-in-law, Trudy Ohl of Roseburg; niece, Janie and husband, Glenn Koegler of New Jersey; newphew, Jeffery Kogler of New Jersey; great-niece, Jennifer and husband, Eric Phiffer; great great great-nephew, Nicholas of New Jersey; niece, Grace Cochran of Florida; nieces, Gladys Warmer; Wilma Gobel; Della Dewitt; Anna Blanch; Dorothy Lightle; Shirley Robertson; Bessie Carson, all of Ohio; nephew, John Matthews; Carl Matthews, both of Ohio; and special pen pal, Shirley Musta of Washington. Edna was preceded in death by her twin brother, Robert at 2 1/2 months of age; sons, Bobbie at 3 1/2 years; and Richard at birth; grandmother, Minnie Ohl; husband, Roscoe in 1972; father and mother, John and Edna Ohl; sons, Lou and Chuck Perkins; brothers, Len and Bill Ohl; and Harry Brunn; nephew, Bill Ohl; nephew, Dan Ohl; sons-in-law, Skeet Wheeling and Floyd Knott; twin grandkids, Carl and Carol Knott; granddaughter, Tami Hinson Smith; and many wonderful friends that have gone before her. We will all miss your great sense of humor and wonderful smile. Everyone loved you and called you Perky, Mom, Grandma, or Grandma Ed " all called you friend. Graveside services will be Thursday, April 14, 2005, at 1 p.m. at the Roseburg Memorial Gardens. Pastor Jerry Smart will officiating. LONG AND SHUCKLE is in charge of arrangements. Any donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
BILLICK, Ellen " A celebration of life and potluck to be in the Riddle Community Center on Saturday April 30, 2005, at 2 p.m. (425) 348-9713.