MCGINNIS, Donald " Age 64, of Roseburg, Oregon, passed away on January 30, 2006. Arrangements pending. LONG & SHUKLE MEMORIAL CHAPEL (541) 672-2611.
JOHNSON, Jacklyn " Age 73, of Sutherlin, Oregon, passed away on January 30, 2006. Arrangements pending. ROSEBURG FUNERAL ALTERNATIVES (541) 672-5836.
ELLIS, Shannon " Age 34, of Roseburg, Oregon, passed away on Friday, January 27, 2006. Arrangements pending. WILSON'S CHAPEL OF THE ROSES (541) 673-4455.
BENEDICT, Ted " Age 82, of Tenmile, Oregon, passed away on January 30, 2006. Arrangements pending. TAYLOR'S FAMILY CHAPEL. (541) 679-6983.
GILL, Garland " Of Myrtle Creek, Oregon, passed away on January 31, 2006, in Tucson, Arizona. Arrangements pending. MYRTLE CREEK FAMILY FUNERAL HOME (541) 863-5122.
Thomas Earl Husmann
HUSMANN, Thomas Earl " Age 60, of Roseburg, Oregon, passed away on January 24, 2006. He was born on January 30, 1946, to Harley Claire and Velma Viola (Jepson) Husmann. Thomas served in the Navy in the late 1950's until the early 1960's. Thomas was a musician, artist and a architect/draftsman. He is survived by daughter, Karla Gilliam; daughter, Kayla Wright; brother, Tony Jepson; brother, Rick Husmann; sister, Charleyne Husmann; granddaughter, Abigail Gilliam; grandson, Malaki Wright; and longtime friends and brothers in Christ, Al Fisher and Jay Kempke and their families. The family wishes to thank everyone for all of their love, support and prayers during this time and always. A memorial service was held on Sunday, January 29, 2006, at 1 p.m., at the Sunset Apartments, 1800 N. Sunset, in Roseburg. WILSON'S CHAPEL OF THE ROSES assisted the family.
Cameron Joseph Sharp
SHARP, Cameron Joseph " Cameron loved life, music and the outdoors. He passed away on January 27 2006, when he was struck by a snow plow at the Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort near Bend, Oregon. Cameron grew up in Myrtle Creek, Oregon, attended South Umpqua Schools and graduated in 2005. He moved to Eugene, Oregon, last spring, working at Triomphe Bistro and was attending classes at Lane Community College. He loved being able to bike around town, listen to local music and snowboard at the area slopes, but most of all he loved spending time with his brothers, Jason and Daniel. He was wise beyond his years. Those who knew him knew they had a friend. He is survived by his parents, Stephan and Mary of Myrtle Creek; brothers, Jason Posey and Daniel Sharp of Eugene; grandparents, Bert and Betsy Sharp of Fairbanks, Alaska; Donna Heutmaker of Seattle; and an impressive assortment of aunts, uncles, cousins and many good friends. In memory of Cameron and his passion for snowboarding, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a youth educational snowboarding fund. Contributions may be made at any U.S. Bank to the Cameron Joseph Sharp Memorial Fund. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2006, at 2:30 p.m. at the Tri City Church of Christ. Family and friends will have an opportunity to share favorite memories, stories and photos. Food will be served after the service.
SIMMONS, Carl " Age 77, passed away on Friday, January 27, 2006, of natural causes. He is survived by Mary Ellen, his wife of 53 years; three sons; six grandsons; and two brothers. Carl was the role model and set the example for his sons, Brian, Neil and Greg; and his grandsons, Colton, Jacob, Garrett, Camron, Kyle and Kipp, whom all have become men in his shadow. Carl and all five of his brothers served in the military. He was a veteran of WWII serving in the Army Air Corps. He later earned engineering degrees at Fresno State and USC. He continued to serve our country by entering the Civil Service where he contributed to the development of numerous aircrafts. His first project was the C130 which became the cargo work horse of the U.S. Military. Carl was instrumental in the testing of the B58 Strategic Bomber and became the 79th man to fly Mach 2 during it's development. He helped pioneer vertical take off and landing technology that evolved into the Harier Jet used by the British and U.S. Marine Corps. He ended his career at Hill Air Force Base in Utah with further contributions to remote control aircraft, which evolved into surveillance vehicles used today in Iraq. Carl retired to Yoncalla, Oregon, where he had lived for almost 20 years. Carl Simmons truly had the right stuff. He was a remarkable, wonderful man who will be missed by all who loved him. He leaves us all with his wisdom, strength and love. Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 1, 2006, at the Roseburg National Cemetery.
Connie Lee Their Hollamon Rowlett
ROWLETT, Connie Lee Their Hollamon " Age 61, was born at Douglas Community Hospital in Roseburg, Oregon, on November 27, 1944. She passed away on January 19, 2006, after a long struggle with numerous serious illnesses. Surviving over 34 months at home on a ventilator. She had the strength of the Lord, the will to live and accepted her situation with more courage and grace than most people could possibly endure. The fact that she continued to live totally baffled numerous doctors, nurses and specialists. She lived in the Winston, Oregon, area her entire life. She enjoyed laughing, music, singing, dancing, camping, gardening, fishing, and being "mom" to numerous kids. She deeply loved her family and friends. Connie was preceded in death by her baby son, Darrin; father, Johnnie Their; mother, Ruby E. Robison; and her two brothers, Johnnie "Sonnie" Their and Lloyd 'Rocky' Robison. She is survived by her sons, Thomas Hollamon and his wife, Pamela of Cottage Grove, Oregon; Kurtis Hollamon of Winston; sisters, Sherry Robison of San Diego, California; Terry Fredrickson of Winston; Janice Robison of Sutherlin; and sister-in-law, Penny Their. She is also survived by many who called her "MOM," Thomas W. Rowlett Jr. of Myrtle Creek; Terry Frizzle; Coleen Graviss of Myrtle Creek; David L. Rowlett; Gary Hollonbeck of Dillard, Oregon; four grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and tons of friends. Connie had the kind of smile that lit up a room and she was always there when someone needed her, day or night, anytime! She was there to feed and house you, cry on her shoulder, give advice, or thump your head when you had it coming. You'll be sorely missed dear mother, grandmother, sister, niece and friend. You're in Jesus's hands now. No more pain or suffering. Breath easy now and run with the Lord. Cuddle and love on your precious baby, Darrin. Watch over us and wait until we get to heaven to hug you again. The family wishes to thank numerous staff members at Mercy Hospital and its affiliates, Dr. Silver; Dr. M. Rahkita; Pastor Jim; all the staff at ICU; the entire respiratory therapy department, especially Scott, Rodney and Cheryl for standing by our family and teaching us; her caregivers, Bonnie, Trish, Shannon, Tayna, Laura and Cindy, who loved her and went well above the call of duty, how to take care of Connie at home and endure all the roller coaster rides. Paige from Parkway Drug Store and The Winston/Dillard ambulance crews. A special thanks goes to Cheryl and Katie (Fieldman) for the hundreds of hours they spent working magic and truly being there for us with compassion. Join us so we can give you lots of hugs. A celebration of life with a picture memorial will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2006, at the VFW Hall in Winston at 2 p.m. A potluck is requested. We'll have music, signing and sharing. Contact Terry of Darryl Fredrickson at (541) 679-1799 for any questions. Cards and donations may be sent to P.O. Box 1601, Winston, Oregon, 97496.
Sharon Kay Mark
MARK, Sharon Kay " Age 58, of Roseburg, Oregon, went home to be with her Lord on Thursday, January 26, 2006, with her family at her side. She was born on September 25, 1947, in Hornersville, Missouri, the daughter of Raymond and Violet (Hopkins) Holloway. Sharon moved to the Roseburg area as a small child. She was a member of the Dillard Church of God and loved to collect thing of all kinds. Sharon loved her grandkids and also enjoyed being a homemaker and her dogs. She is survived by her daughter, Hope Trotter and her husband, Dustin of Roseburg; brother, Larry Holloway and his wife, Janet of Nevada; two sisters, Debbie Kolb and her husband, Dan; Donna Pulvert and her husband, Vince, all of Roseburg; and two grandchildren, Derek and Deven Trotter. Her parents and her husband, James Mark preceded her in death. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, February 1, 2006, at 1 p.m. at the Dillard Church of God. Officiating will be Pastor Joe Sizemore. Family and friends may come and pay their final respects on Tuesday, January 31, 2006, between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. at Taylor's Family Chapel.