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Death Notices & Obituaries for March 14, 2006

PATTEE, David T. " Age 54, of Roseburg, Oregon, passed away on March 13, 2006. Arrangements pending. ROSEBURG FUNERAL ALTERNATIVES (541) 672-5836.

SECANTI, Rennie " Age 94, of Roseburg, Oregon, passed away on March 11, 2006. Arrangements pending. WILSON'S CHAPEL OF THE ROSES (541)673-4455.

Maxine Mae Baimbridge

BAIMBRIDGE, Maxine Mae " Age 84, of Oakland, Oregon, passed away at her home with her family at her side on March 12, 2006. She was born on a farm in the Oakland area on May 15, 1921, to Homer and Jennie Haines. On October 15, 1939, Maxine married Dale Samuel Baimbridge in Oakland. Maxine lived her entire life in Oakland. She was a longtime member of Oakland Church of Christ. Maxine was a compassionate lady who believed in offering a helping hand to anyone in need. In her quiet way she showed her love to her family and friends. Maxine enjoyed her life on the farm, helping her husband, raising their children, growing flowers, taking care of animals and quilting. She is survived by her children, Ted Baimbridge and his wife, Sharon of Monmouth, Oregon; Jim Baimbridge and his wife, Judy of Middleton, Idaho; Steve Baimbridge and his wife, Janet of Oakland; ten grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; brother, Harlan Haines of Oakland; and daughter-in-law, Janice Baimbridge Burkel of Oakland. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dale Baimbridge who passed away on August 5, 1988; son, Sam Baimbridge who passed away in January of 1995; grandson, Michael Baimbridge who passed away in June of 1988; and sisters, Sanna Heberly and Willa Spencer-Morse. Visitation will be held from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. on March 15, 2006, at Chapel of the Firs. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., on March 16, 2006, at Oakland Church of Christ. Officiating will be ministers Richard Carter and James Simmons. Maxine will be laid to rest beside her husband at Fair Oaks Cemetery. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to Hope House in care of Oakland Church of Christ. CHAPEL OF THE FIRS is assisting the family.

C. Lynn Baxter

BAXTER, C. Lynn " Passed away on March 7, 2006. Clifford Lynn Baxter was born to O. Veloris Crenshaw and J. Clifford Baxter on January 18, 1942, in Eugene, Oregon. He grew up in Roseburg, Oregon. His family owned and operated the Wilbur Lumber Company in Wilbur, Oregon. Lynn enjoyed playing all sports. He was very competitive and good at whatever sports he played. Lynn attended Roseburg High School where he ran track and played basketball. He helped take Roseburg High School on to win the State Basketball Championship. Lynn graduated from Roseburg High School in 1960 and with a basketball college scholarship continued his education at Oregon State University. At OSU he ran track and played basketball under Slats Gil playing in the Final Four in the 1964-'65 season. After graduating from OSU he moved to Salem. In 1965, he began teaching at Cascade Union High School in Turner, Oregon, and also coached the varsity basketball team. After teaching he worked in marketing at a phone company in Salem, Oregon. He also obtained a real estate license and a pilot's license. Lynn went on to develop and build Greenside Village which are condominiums located on the Battle Creek Golf Course. He then proceeded to purchase Battle Creek Golf Course, which he owned, operated and was his way of life for almost 20 years. During his golfing career Lynn spent his years as a golf pro and golf professional, winning the Oregon Senior Open in 1992. Lynn enjoyed teaching golf to anyone who wanted to learn the game and he was an exceptional teacher. He had found his greatest passions in life, which he enjoyed and thrived, for everyday. He was a very smart, determined and successful businessman who worked very hard and could do anything he put his mind to. Lynn achieved a life he and many others were very proud of. For winter golfing he purchased a second home in Palm Desert, California, where he would spend his winters playing golf and spending time with friends and family. Not even the Oregon rain would stop him from doing what he loved! Lynn also enjoyed going to the OSU alumni games with close friends and family where he held season tickets every year. Lynn loved celebrating the holidays with his family. In the later stage of Lynn's life he was diagnosed with Picks Disease, a form of dementia, which took his life many years before his final death. Survivors include his son, James Baxter of Salem; daughters, Debbie Goodell of Roseburg; Julie Poyer of Astoria; Kimber Barnes of Salem; Dawn Young of Portland; eight grandchildren; sister, Beverley V. Baxter; and brother, Lyle E. Baxter. Visitation will be held from 12 p.m. until 5 p.m., on Thursday, March 16, 2006, and memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., on Saturday, March 18, 2006, both at HOWELL-EDWARDS-DOERKSEN with Rigdon-Ransom Funeral Directors, 1350 Commercial Street, SE, Salem. Interment will be held at 1 p.m., on Friday, March 17, 2006, at Roseburg Memorial Gardens and Valley View Cemetery, 1056 NW Hicks Street, in Roseburg. Contributions may be made to the Layton Aging & Alzheimer's Disease Center at Oregon Health & Science University.

Anita Marie Holt Armstrong

HOLT, Anita Marie Armstrong " Was born in Vallejo, California, on April 1, 1955. She lost her long battle with her illness on March 7, 2006. Anita was a strong sensitive woman who fought her illness like everything else, she did it with dignity and a willingness to beat whatever came next. But in the end, she just got too tired, but she never gave up even though she was in constant pain she always thought of others and wanted to help them get better. Anita loved life, people, and animals, she especially loved her horses and rode in competition in her earlier years. She loved to go camping and walking on the beach. Her dream was to get better and travel to different places and see new things. She was constantly wanting to learn about places she wanted to go and places she knew she could not go. She was a very bright and intelligent young woman. She was preceded in death by her father, William Holt and her mother, Noney. She is survived by her beloved daughter, Julia and her husband, Robert; three grandsons, Trevor, Austin, and Scotty, whom she adored and was so very proud of. Also the one true love of her life, Rodney L. Armstrong who loved her with all his heart and her precious little fur babies (Doxies) "L.B.J" and "Rosie"; brother and sister-in-law, Johnnie and Dee; nephew, William Gulke; brother, Danny; and special family friends, Dorothy; Dianne; and Candace. Also the many friends she made at Mercy Medical Center throughout the years. The doctors, Dr. Hanson; Dr. Hashem; Dr. Robinson; Dr. Kumar; Dr. Melhoff; and Dr. G. Foster; all the nurses; CNA's; Radiology tech's, Lab tech's; and physical therapists. She had a very special bond with Dr. Ottenheimer and his wonderful and caring staff and especially Dr. Dotters in Eugene, Oregon, and her staff who gave her comfort and caring when things seemed to be at it's worst. There were so many people touched by Anita and they grew to love and care for her. She was a very special lady who touched us all in some way or another and we all can feel blessed by knowing her. Rest in peace sweetheart, there is no more pain, no more being scared and all the love we send to you is nothing compared to the love you will feel from God. So rest my dear friend and someday we will meet again. There will be no services as Anita wished but if you would like please donate to the local animal shelter Saving Grace or the Battered Person's Advocacy.

Alvin Mack Rabun

RABUN, Alvin Mack " Age 85, of Roseburg, Oregon, passed away on Thursday, March 9, 2006. He was born in Waxahachie, Texas, on October 29, 1920, to Ether and Geneva Rabun. Alvin served in the Army Air Corps as Aerial Gunner during WWII on the European Campaign. He was one of the POW's at Stalag 17 in Austria. After being discharged in October 1945, Alvin married Bonnie Kligman on November 24, 1945, in Vancouver, Washington. They moved to Douglas County 16 years ago from Modesto, California. He was an avid crafter and loved wood working. Alvin is survived by his wife of 60 years, Bonnie Rabun of Roseburg; children, Charlene Boles of Roseburg; Ron Rabun of Modesto, California; Michele Stavrakakis and her husband, Greg of Modesto; sister, Nada Guilford of Ceres, California; and grandchildren, Ryan Boles of Roseburg; Staci Stavrakakis of Modesto; Kelly Ballard of Modesto, California; Brittany Stavrakakis of Modesto; Matthew Rabun of USSN in Virginia; and Christopher Rabun of Modesto. A visitation will be held from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m., on Tuesday, March 14, 2006, at Lakewood Memorial Park Funeral Home in Modesto. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. within the grounds of Lakewood Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, you may make a donation in Alvin's memory to Camp Millennium, PO Box 2064, Roseburg, Oregon 97470. (www.campmillennium.org). WILSON'S CHAPEL OF THE ROSES was in charge of the arrangements.

Jerald D. Straughan

STRAUGHAN, Jerald D. " Age 83, of Columbus, Indiana, formerly of Roseburg, Oregon, and Hillsboro, Oregon, passed away at 2:22 p.m., on Saturday, March 11, 2006, at a Columbus hospital emergency room. Mr. Straughan was born in Nardin, Oklahoma, on July 31, 1922, the son of the late Earl and Marie Dodson Straughan. He married Elizabeth Y. Rosecrans in Forest Grove, Oregon, on April 13, 1943. Mr. Straughan was a United States Army Air Corps WWII Veteran. He retired from Austin Powder Company of Cleveland, Ohio, as a Regional Sales Manager. He received the Jack Bickett Outstanding Service Award from Austin Powder Company in 1992. He was a member of the Society of Explosives Engineers. Mr. Straughan was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Roseburg, Oregon, the Roseburg Elks Club, and the Roseburg Warbirds. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; a son and his wife, Jerald "Mike" and Joan Straughan of Oregon City, Oregon; a daughter and her husband, Julie and Jim Humphrey of Columbus; a brother, Douglas Straughan of Hillsboro; granddaughter and her husband, Jenny and Harvey Taylor; a grandson and his wife, Jon and Shannon Humphrey; a granddaughter, Jeri Ann Humphrey all of Columbus; three great-grandchildren, Blaine and Morgan Humphrey and Samuel Taylor, all of Columbus; two step-grandchildren, Dawn McDonald and Jeremy Pasko, both of Portland, Oregon; and a step-great-granddaughter, Emily McDonald of Portland. Mr. Straughan was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Thomas Straughan; and a sister, Lois Bowker. Funeral services for Mr. Straughan was held on Monday, March 13, 2006, by Myers-Reed Dignity Memorial Chapel at 3729-25th St., in Columbus, Indiana, with the Reverend Larry Tingle officiating. Cremation will follow the service at The Columbus Crematory. Inurnment will be at a later date. Friends may leave a tribute to the family at www.mem.com.


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