JOHNSON, David A. " Age 60, of Roseburg, Oregon, passed away on Monday, September 18, 2006. Arrangements pending. WILSON'S CHAPEL OF THE ROSES (541) 673-4455.
WILFONG, Barbara C. " Age 79, of Roseburg, Oregon, passed away on Tuesday, September 19, 2006. Arrangements pending. WILSON'S CHAPEL OF THE ROSES (541) 673-4455.
BAISE, James E. " Age 82, of Roseburg, Oregon, passed away on Thursday, September 21, 2006. Arrangements pending. TAYLOR'S FAMILY CHAPEL (541) 679-6983.
Donald Joseph Wilson
WILSON, Donald Joseph " Loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend, went to be with his Lord on Sunday, September 17, 2006, in Roseburg, Oregon. He was born to Joseph L. and Dorothy A. Sprague Wilson on July 13, 1930, in Roseburg. He grew up in Tenmile, Oregon and attended all eight years at Tenmile Grade School. His family moved to Ontario, Oregon, when he was a freshman and after a short stay there, they moved to Eagle Creek, Oregon, and he graduated from Estacada High School. He helped on the family farm until he joined the U.S. Army in 1954. He spent one year in Korea while in the service and was in a unit that worked with the Holt Orphanage. On February 18, 1957, he married Anna Barnes Leiby in Sandy, Oregon. Don worked for the US Forest Service for 26 years, working in Estacada; Ketchikan, Wrangell, and Sitka, Alaska and Redding, California. He also co-owned a tire business, Thompson-Wilson Tires in Damascus, Oregon in the 1970's. In 1994, he and Anna retired and lived in Orland, California, until they moved to Roseburg in 2001. He was a member of the Tenmile Community United Methodist Church, NARFE, Elks, and Moose. Don is survived by his wife of 49 years, Anna B. Wilson; daughter and son-in-law, Pauline and Dana Niswander of Portland, Oregon; daughter-in-law, Estella Jane Wilson of Roseburg; grandchildren, Joe Wilson of Gladstone, Oregon; Roxy and Lee Wilson of Roseburg. He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Forrest Wilson and daughters, Debbie, Diane and Donna Wilson. A memorial service will be held during the 11 a.m. service at Tenmile Community Methodist Church on Sunday, September 24, 2006.
MUETZEL, Courtney " He hauled his last load of logs and his last fence post was driven on the ranch. His tractor sits idle and his dog wonders why he can't follow the "cat" anymore. There will be no more trees to fall and haul off as logs. Courtney Muetzel died Tuesday, September 19, 2006, of pancreatic cancer. He was born on June 16, 1921, the sixth child of Alice Jemima Carter and Otto Muetzel. He was probably the first boy named Courtney born in Roseburg, Oregon. His father wanted him named John but his sister, 14 years older cried to name him Courtney. When he was about nine years old he was a whistle punk for his dad's logging outfit in the Upper Olalla woods. The family followed the sawmill to different places in southern Oregon . They lived at Jumpoff Joe Creek by their mill and he went to school at Hugo where he drove himself and his sisters in the Model T. The family came back to Olalla when he was starting his senior year. He met his life-long sweetheart, Alice, on the school bus going to Camas Valley High School . He graduated in the spring of 1939. In 1941, Courtney and Alice were married in the county courthouse in Roseburg . They built a little house on his parents place in upper Olalla. Their water supply was from a spring in the timber across the road. They would take the battery out of their 1938 Terraplane to listen to the radio at night. In June, 1944, he was drafted into the army and served as a scout in the 32nd Red Arrow division. He fought from New Guinea to the Philippines and Japan . Being colorblind, he could spot the camouflaged enemy easier. He received a purple heart and was a decorated war veteran. When he got home he became a sawyer at C & D Lumber in Camas Valley, Oregon. When they moved to Riddle, Oregon, he got his own log trucks and hauled for C & D. In 1964, he and Alice bought their ranch on Swan Hill road and have enjoyed it ever since. They raised cattle and a few sheep. They did their own haying and had the neighbor kids helping. Alice taught a few of them how to drive a tractor and they all became an important part of the family. Courtney is survived by Alice, his wife of 65 years, daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Mike Anderson of Winston, son and daughter-in-law, Duane and Angelina (Gigi) of Redmond. He is also survived by grandchildren, Daryn Anderson and his wife, Jennifer of Glide,Oregon; Shelley Todd and her husband, Randy of Roseburg; Maria Anderson and her husband, Joe of Redmond and Amylea Muetzel of Redmond. He will be missed by four very special great-grandchildren, (Shannon, Reiss , Jordan , and Kelsey and all the special Swan Hill kids who also called him Grandad. He leaves behind his only surviving sister, Ariel Goold and her husband, Bill of North Bend, Oregon. He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Nancy; four sisters and two brothers. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2006, at 11a.m., at the Tenmile Cemetery on Tenmile Valley Road. Donations can be made in his name to Douglas County Hospice or the American Cancer Society. Taylor's Family Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Tammy Jo Seigel
SEIGEL, Tammy Jo " Passed away on September 7, 2006, after battling cancer for 10 years in Anchorage, Alaska, at the age of 45. She was born on May 24, 1961, in El Cajon, California. She went to El Cajon High School and then moved to Roseburg in 1979, with her family. She then met the love of her life Steve Seigel from Glide, Oregon and they were married. She moved to Anchorage, in 1985. She was very active member of the Elks and other charities. She will be missed by her husband, Steve Seigel; daughter, Tosha Marie Wright and Michael wright; sons, Toby and Steven Seigel and seven grandchildren and all the Seigel family from Eagle Rock, Alaska. Her grandmother, Mary Rogers of Roseburg; father, Robert Contreras in Wasilla, Alaska; mother, Lorraine Russell of Roseburg; sister, Janet Blomgren; brother, Bobby, Jimmy Contreras; Mark and Michael Russell of Roseburg. She was loved and the light of life for so many family and friends. A service will be held at 3 p.m., on Saturday, September 23, 2006, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, at 750 Keady Court, Roseburg, following the graveside service at Oak Creek Cemetery at 4:30 p.m.
Mandy Renee Cochran
COCHRAN, Mandy Renee " Age 18, of Roseburg, Oregon, passed away on Monday, September 18, 2006, in an automobile accident. She was born on June 1, 1988, in Roseburg, to parents, Billy E. and Dawn K. (Welkum) Cochran. Mandy grew up in Roseburg and attended Roseburg Public Schools and graduated from Roseburg High School in 2006. While in high school Mandy was active in the choir. She loved to go up into the mountains, being with her family, hanging out with her friends and photography. Mandy worked at the Dollar Tree and was pursuing a nursing degree. Survivors include her mother, Dawn Hutchison and her husband, Shane of Roseburg; her father, Billy Cochran and his wife, Sharon of Sutherlin, Oregon; sister, Sara Johnson and her husband, Ray of Sutherlin and brother, Curtis Lee Cochran of Brookings, Oregon; grandparents, Keith and Wendy Weikum; Roy and Christine Hutchison; Sharon Lee Paul Cochran and great-grandmother, Rose DeWitt; aunts and uncle, Rhiannon Kruse, Shawn Kruse and Jodi Weikum; nieces, who Mandy adored, Cheyenne and Markayla and cousins, Tasha, Ricky and Nanna. Mandy was preceded in death by her grandmother, Erma Cochran on August 9, 2003. A celebration of Mandy's life will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2006, at 11 a.m., at Stewart Park. Private cremation rites have been held. Wilson's Chapel of the Roses is in charge of arrangements. Loved always by her boys: never forgotten; loved by all!!!!!!!!
Irma Staffield Gordon
GORDON, Irma Staffield " Age 91, of Roseburg, Oregon, died Aug 29, 2006, at a local Alzheimer's Care Residence. She was born on November 30, 1914, in Cleveland, Ohio. She graduated from Chaffey High School in Ontario, California and then Chaffey Jr. College in 1933. She married Paul S. Gordon of Claremont, California, on August 22, 1937. They lived in Claremont for 41 years where she raised her three children and was active in church affairs at St. Paul's Lutheran in Pomona and St Lukes Lutheran in Claremont. She and her husband retired to Big Bear Lake in 1978 and after Paul's death she moved to Oregon in 1986 to be near her children and other relatives. She is survived by her two sons, Eugene of San Diego, California and David of Canby, Oregon and her daughter, Judy of Roseburg, Oregon as well as three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Ardis Owilla LaDuke
LADUKE, Ardis Owilla " Daughter of Floyd and Margaret Porter, went to meet Jesus on Saturday, September 16, 2006, at 3:35 a.m., due to cancer. Both her parents proceed in her death. Ardis is survived by her only sister, Phyllis Bay of Sutherlin; husband, Fenton Virgil of Oakland, Oregon; seven children, Floann and husband, John Lund of Umatilla, Oregon; Carl and wife, Dee LaDuke of Dawson, Texas; Allan LaDuke of Oakland; Billie and husband, Richard Raines of Dawson,Texas; Beatrice LaDuke of Oakland, Oregon; Barbara and husband, Carl Swartzendruber of Roseburg; Annette and husband, Richard Stanley of Oakland. She also claimed Keith Lillie and wife, Renee of Myrtle Creek, Oregon; and Scott Larson and wife, Lachonda of Eugene, Oregon, as " just two more of her kids". She also had 22 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Ardis was born Ardis Owilla Porter, in Roseburg on November 17, 1940. She lived with her parents, Floyd and Margaret Porter in Sutherlin. She later met and married Fenton LaDuke of Happy Valley. Fenton and Ardis had just celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary on September 9, 2006. They traveled around some during their first few years of marriage but when their eldest started school they were finished moving. They settled in Sutherlin, before buying property on Cole Valley Road in Oakland, and remaining there until the present day. Ardis was a wife and mother first, raising seven children and helping to raise numerous grandchildren. In her children's early years she stayed home with them. She made sure they went to school, got to their practices and games, other school activities, and graduated from high school. After their youngest entered school she began to look for work to help with the family finances. She tried a few odd jobs but settled on the State Tree Nursery in Elkton. She made many good friends, several of which came to see her near the end. She worked there for 22 years retiring in 2000. There will be a memorial service on Sunday, September 24, 2006, at 2 p.m., at Calapooia Free Methodist Church, at 333 Church Road, Sutherlin. All those who knew her please come and celebrate her life with us. The family would like to thank all those who made Ardis' last months comfortable, including all those who came to visit, sent cards, and helped us care for our mother, again THANK YOU!!
Roger Dale Nederhood
NEDERHOOD, Roger Dale " Came into this world on February 22, 1951, in the back of a general store in Detroit, Texas; all the midwife wanted for her services was a sack of flour and a sack of seed, so you see Roger came to know trading and swapping at an early age. Then was raised on a dairy farm in Collville, Washington. He learned to drive a tractor at the age of six. Once Roger discovered wheels and motors he had a mission in life. He learned to carry a pocket full of nuts, bolts, screws and fasteners generally something he could use for repair, replace or just fix anything. In school if he had a pencil, eraser or ruler he would trade for a steering wheel, axle or lawn mower wheel that built the first go cart. He attended grade school in Douglas County and graduated from South Umpqua High School in 1969. Then he met the love of his life, Teresa. Then moved to Hugo, Oklahoma, where they had their son, Shane, in 1975. While he was there he tried a different line of work as a mason, Roger often told the story of his boss that called him Hippie but boasted as he repeated his bosses words: no one ever worked as hard as you Hippie. ln 1976, they moved back to Roseburg to raise their family. Soon after they had their daughter, Surena in 1977. He loved to work with his hands and took pride in his jobs working primarily as a welder and mechanic repairing cars and all types of equipment. They decided to move to Portland, Oregon, where he studied Body and Fender and also worked at a body shop while attending trade school then moved back to Roseburg. He was happiest taking his family to the coast to run the dunes spending time to help others get their rails back up and running to hit the sand together. He also loved drag racing and old cars. Roger taught us about the will to live, how to never give up or never give in. His wife, Teresa is still teaching us about true love and caring for the love of her life. The most rewarding thing for Roger was using his creative imagination to solve problems and make necessary repairs. Roger loved his treasures no matter how old and rusty. If you stopped by to visit you better plan enough time to see his latest gadget, antique or toy. He valued his friends who not only gave their time but also endless gifts. Roger could always envision a use for everything he came across even using colorful wire out of old starters to create life like scorpions which he shared with everyone he came into contact with. Through out his battle to fight cancer he made endless amounts of these scorpions. Roger passed away peacefully in his home in Roseburg on September, 14 2006. His last months he wasn't able to get out and about much but he spread the word of God his savior to all that came to him and that was many. Roger is survived by his loving wife, Teresa; son, Shane Nederhood with his two children, Dylan and Angel Nederhood and daughter, Surena Roberson her daughter, Alexis Roberson. From a previous relationship he had a daughter, Penny Thompson and her two children, Taylor and Colten Thompson all of Roseburg. Roger survived by his parents, Dwayne and Daisy of Rice Valley, Oregon; sister, Belinda Hamlin of Winston, Oregon; brother, Leon Nederhood and his wife, Michelle of Dixonville, Oregon; sister, Kathy Reeser and husband, Ron of Rice valley. He joined his brother, Monty in heaven. Family and friends will gather for a celebration of Rogers life on Sunday, September 24, 2006, at 4 p.m., at Amacher Park. Pastor Randy from New Beginnings Church will officiate services their and will be a potluck to follow.
Kevin M. Stockton
STOCKTON, Kevin M. " Age 47, passed away on Friday, September 15, 2006. Kevin was proud of his Lakota (standing Rock) traditions. He was a traditional dancer and singer. Regardless of his loss of vision. Kevin danced and sang with dignity and power. He was and always will be a true warrior. Kevin's spirit will live on with all of his family, we will always hear his honor beats, voice and most of his entire laugh. "AYYYY" Kevin is survived by his wife, Emmy; his mother; two brothers, out of state and a nephew, Jason and a great-nephew, Isaiah and by many relations and friends across the nation. He is preceded in death by his son, Benjamin Allen Stockton, who passed away at age 4. A memorial, service will be held at Wilson's Chapel of the Roses 965 W. Harvard Ave., Roseburg, OR 97470, on Saturday, September 23, 2006, at 5 p.m. Kevin's wife, Emmy along with Kevin's many Native relations all ask that our brothers wish be respected and in lieu of flowers, all donations be made to his greatest accomplishment. Blind Signs Inc. P.O. Box 3910, Central Point, Oregon, 97502 "And Don't You Forget It"
BECKER, Carl " Age 73, of Sutherlin, Oregon, passed away at his home on Wednesday, September 6, 2006. He was born in Nebraska, on February 20, 1933, to Herman and Golda Becker. Carl moved to South Pasadena, California, as a young boy. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. Carl worked as a carpet installer in California. He moved to Sutherlin, in 1963 and opened up Carl' s Carpets. In 1981, Carl retired. Carl married Luci Mae Sims at the Calapooia Country Church on December 28, 1992. He had a great sense of humor; he enjoyed visiting with his many friends and watching western movies. Carl liked to restore cars and go fishing. He liked to sing and listen to music; he would play music and see if you could name that tune. Survivors; include his wife, Luci Becker of Sutherlin; children, Bob Becker and his wife, DarIa of Sutherlin; Tom Becker and his wife, Debbie of Springfield, Oregon; John Becker of Springfield; Andy Becker of Springfield; Richard Becker of Sutherlin; Lori Davies and husband John of Canyon Country , California; stepdaughter, Holly Fox of Oakland; numerous grandchildren; brother, Mike Becker of West Covina, California; sisters, Opal Madison of Sutherlin and Mary Ann Schricker. He was preceded in death by sister, Joann Becker; nephew, Alan Becker; and grandson Jordan Becker. Graveside Services were held Wednesday September 13, 2006. Chapel of the Firs assisted the family.