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Death Notices & Obituaries for January 20, 2006

YACHAMOUIH, Ston E. Jr. " Age 37, of Riddle, Oregon, passed away on January 19, 2006. Arrangements pending. MOUNTAIN VIEW MEMORIAL CHAPEL (541) 863-3148.

HEADLONG, Lourdine " Age 73, of Canyonville, Oregon, passed away on January 19, 2006. Arrangements pending. MOUNTAIN VIEW MEMORIAL CHAPEL (541) 863-3148.

GREENLAND, Wallace - Age 91, of Roseburg, Oregon, passed away on January 20, 2006. Arrangements pending. TAYLOR'S FAMILY CHAPEL. (541) 679-6983.

David H. Swearingen

SWEARINGEN, David H. " A Monmouth, Oregon, resident passed away on January 10, 2006. He was born on September 17, 1935, in Drain, Oregon. He married Marilyn Bush on August 23, 1958, in Drain. In 1960, they moved to Madras, Oregon, and lived there until 1970, when they moved to Condon, Oregon. They lived in Glide and Yoncalla, Oregon, before settling in Monmouth in 2004. He was in the U.S. Air Force and had a Master of Education (OCE). He was a high school teacher and coach for 33 years. He enjoyed fishing and traveling with his family. David is survived by his wife, Marilyn Swearingen; daughter, Teri Lee and her husband, Chris of Salem, Oregon; son, Blake Swearingen and his wife, Laura of St. Helens, Oregon; step-mother, Eugena Fisher of Elkton, Oregon; brothers, Marvin Swearingen and his wife, Ruth of Eugene, Oregon; Ronald Solomon and his wife, LaWanda of Oakridge; sister, Gay Sorenson and her husband, Larry; and grandchildren, Nathan Swearingen; Paige Swearingen; Whitney Lee; and Braden Lee. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Nici Swearingen; brother, Rex Swearingen; mother, Barbara Parks; and father, Charles Swearingen. An open house for Dave's last party will be held on January 28, 2006, at the Swearingen home, 295 Jacobson Way, between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Arrangements are by Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service.

M.D. 'Bud' Shrum

SHRUM, M.D. "Bud" " Bud Shrum of Redmond, Oregon, passed away on January 10, 2006, of natural causes. He was 73. Mr. Shrum was born on August 19, 1932, in Roseburg, Oregon, to Vern and Carrie (Gilbert) Shrum. He graduated from Glide High School in 1950. He served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps from 1953 until 1955. Mr. Shrum graduated from Oregon State University in 1959 with degrees in Forestry Engineering and Forest Management. He worked for US Plywood, Champion International and the Bowlin Company in various management and project management positions throughout the south. Mr. Shrum married Darlene Carlile on September 22, 1956, and had two sons. Mr. Shrum moved to Central Oregon in 1982 and settled in Sunriver and had just relocated to Redmond. He was heavily involved in Little League and Pop Warner programs in Roswell, Georgia, during the 1960's and 1970's as well as the Boy Scouts of America. He was instrumental in organizing the first integrated Little League Baseball Program in Pocomoke City, Maryland, in 1966. His priority in his personal life was always his family, children and grandchildren. His great-great-grandfather, Thomas Shrum led one of the first overland wagon trains to the Oregon Territory in 1846. Settling first in the Salem, Oregon, area and a few years later settling in the N. Umpqua area now known as Glide. The family still owns and resides on a portion of the original homestead. Mr. Shrum was preceded in death by his parents, Vern and Carrie and a sister, Norma Jean Wright of Glide. He is survived by his wife, Darlene of Redmond; son, Joe of Sunriver; son, Randy and his wife, Lori; and grandchildren, Skyler and McKenzie of Glide. To celebrate the life of Bud Shrum a memorial potluck service will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2006, at 1 p.m., at Seven Springs Ranch, 10879 Buckhorn Road. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice.

Kermit Otto Muetzel

MUETZEL, Kermit Otto " Age 96, of Roseburg, Oregon, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 17, 2006. He was born on May 7, 1909, in Lakeside, Oregon, the son of Otto and Alice (Carter) Muetzel. Kermit was the second of six children. He was a logger, rancher and also worked in construction. He loved to hunt, fish and travel with his wife in their motor home. Kermit loved his family and enjoyed teaching his grandchildren to fish. He is survived by his wife, Twila of Roseburg; sister, Ariel Goold of North Bend, Oregon; brother, Courtney Muetzel of Roseburg; three children, George Muetzel and his wife, Carol of Days Creek, Oregon; Judy Eli and her husband, Ray of Denver, Colorado; Janet McGinnis and her husband, Larry of Corbett, Oregon; 14 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Services will be held on Tuesday, January 24, 2006, at 11 a.m. at Roseburg Christian Fellowship. Officiating will be Pastor Phil Evans. Interment will be at the Tenmile Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Taylor's Family Chapel.

Louise Miller

MILLER, Louise " Passed away on January 16, 2006, at the Roseburg, Oregon, Riverview Terrace where she had resided for the last six years, following her 99th birthday. She is joining her husband, Oscar who preceded her in death on May 12, 1996. The Miller's were married in Los Angeles, California, on January 14, 1933. They were blessed with four children and retired in Roseburg in 1964. Louise was active in the Glide and St. Joseph Catholic Churches. She enjoyed Bridge, was a founding member of the Knit-Wits, and was active in the Roseburg Garden Club. She was a generous philanthropist, a true friend and a loving mother. She is survived by her children, Lee Miller of San Diego, California; Marilyn Troxler of Morro Bay, California; Richard Miller of Coto de Caza, California; Peggy Hayes of Parker, Colorado; 17 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral mass will be held on Monday, January 23, 2006, at 12:10 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment will follow in the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. LONG & SHUKLE MEMORIAL CHAPEL is in charge of the arrangements.

Eldon Henry Gensicke

GENSICKE, Eldon Henry " Age 87, of Roseburg, Oregon, passed away on Tuesday, January 14, 2006, in a local care center. He was born on September 30, 1918, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to Eldred W. and Gertrude H. Gensicke. Mr. Gensicke served in the U.S. Air Force during WWII. He also served in the Air Force Reserve and retired as a Lt. Colonel. On August 19, 1950, in Lynwood, California, he married Marian Vangstad. Mr. Gensicke worked for 30 years as an engineer in the aerospace industry. He worked for McDonnell-Douglas Rockwell and Hughes Corporation. The Gensicke's had lived in Roseburg for the past 20 years. Mr. Gensicke enjoyed listening to music and he played the violin, trumpet, marimbas and the electric organ. Mr. Gensicke was a member of Faith Lutheran Church. Survivors include his wife, Marian Gensicke of Roseburg; children, Kent Gensicke and his wife, Joy of Diamond Bar, California; Kurt Gensicke and his wife, Kristen of Yorba Linda, California; Kay Staffield and her husband, Gary of Roseburg; sister, Hildegard Kegley of Roseburg; and grandchildren, Nathan; Heather; Ryan; Robin; Joshua; Marcus; and Daniel. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, January 21, 2006, at 3 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church. Pastor Wally Gustav will officiate. Private interment with Military honors by the VFW District 12 Honor Guard will be held within the grounds of Roseburg National Cemetery. WILSON'S CHAPEL OF THE ROSES is in charge of arrangements.

Joseph Evenson II

EVENSON II, Joseph " Age 68, a resident of Myrtle Creek, Oregon, passed away at his home on Sunday evening, January 15, 2006. He was born in Akley, Minnesota, to Joseph and Esther Stevens Evenson on July 30, 1937. He was a graduate of Eureka Sr. High School in June of 1955. Joseph was a U.S. Navy Veteran, having served from 1955 until 1958. He worked as foreman at the PG & E Nuclear Power Plant located in Eureka, California, from 1958 until 1994. Joseph's interests were many including boat building, woodworking, household remodeling projects, restoring old tractors and trucks, radio controlled aircraft projects with the grandchildren and gardening. He is survived by his present wife, Geolyn Evenson of Myrtle Creek; two sons, Joseph Herman Evenson of George, Washington; James Robert and his wife, Melissa of Las Vegas, Nevada; five daughters, Amy Suzanne Evenson of Myrtle Creek; Terri Elizabeth Moore and Cindi Lynn Kremer, both of Portland, Oregon; Lori Ann and her husband, Pritesh Lohar of Ontario, Canada; Tammi Kay Bowers of Myrtle Creek; three brothers, Bill and wife, Penny Evenson of Eureka; Fred Evenson of Wilsonville, Oregon; Dick and his wife, Linda Evenson of Salt Lake City, Utah; one sister, Joyce and her husband, John Gierek of Eureka; and eight grandchildren, Amber and Amanda Kremer; Kelsey Moore; Brian, Brandon and Christopher Rowers; and Rishi and Noah Lohar and numerous nieces and nephews. Joseph was preceded in death by his first wife, Sonja Kay Evenson; his parents, Joseph and Esther Evenson; brother, Raymond Evenson; and daughter, Julie Evenson. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., on Saturday, January 21, 2006, at Mountain View Memorial Chapel with vault burial to follow at Roseburg Memorial Gardens in Roseburg, Oregon. There will be visitation on Friday, January 20, 2006, from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m., at MOUNTAIN VIEW MEMORIAL CHAPEL for those wishing to pay their respects.

James Oliver Allen

ALLEN, James Oliver " Age 59, of Winston, Oregon, passed away on Tuesday, January 17, 2006. He was born on April 8, 1946, in Myrtle Point, Oregon, the son of Bud and Myrtle (Cole) Allen. After high school James served in the Vietnam Conflict from 1963 until 1967 with the U.S. Marines. James was a member of the Winston VFW at one time. He loved logging, the outdoors, deep-sea fishing, hunting, playing pool and he very much enjoyed time spent with family and his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Bernice Allen; sons, Randy Allen of Salem, Oregon; Chris Allen of Glide, Oregon; mother-in-law, Alice Bishop; five grandchildren, Jim Bob; Briana; KayLynn; Aleah and Morgan; four sisters, Nancy Smith; Debbie Bissonnette; Ora Cockrum and Ann Holloway; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his dad, Bud; mother, Myrtle; step-father, Hank Gilbert; nephew, Joseph Smith; and son, Kevin Allen. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, January 21, 2006, at 11 a.m. at the Tenmile Cemetery. Following the service everyone is invited to the Winston VFW Hall for a gathering. Friends and family may come pay their respects on Friday, January 20, 2006, between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. at Taylor's Family Chapel.


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