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April 23, 2007
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Death Notices & Obituaries for April 22, 2007

Edward J. Birdsell

Age 85, of Roseburg, Oregon, passed away April 19, 2007. Arrangements pending. WILSON'S CHAPEL OF THE ROSES 541-673-4455.

Jessie Wixom

Age 88, of Elkton, Oregon, passed away April 17, 2007. Arrangements pending. WILSON'S CHAPEL OF THE FIRS 541-459-2281.

Everett Frederick Mauck

Age 85, passed away at home on Sunday, April 15, 2007, of age related causes. Everett was born on February 28, 1922, in Newton, Harvey County, Kansas, to Fredrick Wilford Mauck and Rose Alice Webster. Everett was a Veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy from 1942 until 1945. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Machinist School and was a licensed electrician. He was employed for many years by, and retired from, Roseburg Lumber. He was a skilled craftsman, building two homes for his family. He took pride in his garden and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Everett is survived by his wife, Dollie May Lund; a son, Phillip Mauck and daughters, Jean Fausnaught of Reedley, California; Eve Hurst of Eugene, Oregon; Jan Davasher of Glendale, Oregon; Lori Parra of Bountiful, Utah; Donna Sydnes of Concrete, Washington; Brenda Dyson of Farmington, Utah; Rosie Mauck of Grants Pass, Oregon. He was preceded in death by his son, Wesley Mauck. Everett leaves a legacy with 28 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Everett, being a private person, left a request that there be no funeral or memorial services.

Norma Jean (Montieth) Rolando

Norma was born into this world as truly one of a kind. She loved and served all those around her. When you went to her home she always had a feast for everyone. She loved her home and kept the welcome mat out to all. Norma Jean (Montieth) Rolando passed from this life Tuesday, April 17, 2007, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eugene, Oregon following a long illness. Norma was born May 2, 1924, in Mount Harris, Colorado, to Sam and Ida Montieth. She was the third of twelve children. She attended grade school in Mount Harris and high school in Hayden, Colorado. Norma married a home town boy, Joe Rolando Jr. in Hayden, Colorado on December 19, 1942 at the Congregational Church. To this union two children were born; Patsy and Jody. The couple lived in Mount Harris, where Jr. worked at the coalmines until April of 1958. They moved to Craig, Colorado where Jr. worked for Maffat County. In 1975, the couple took a trip to Oregon to visit Norma's sister Julia. They loved the country so the next spring they returned to Riddle, Oregon to live. They made a lot of friends and enjoyed potluck dinners and playing card games with them. Norma loved her family and enjoyed cooking and caring for each and every one of them. She wasn't just a wife, mother or grandmother to them, but their best friend. They all looked up to her. She loved working in her yard and camping at the coast. Norma will be missed by all her family and friends, but now her pain is gone and she is in the loving hands of our Lord. She is survived by her husband, Jr. Rolando; daughters, Patsy Winn of Winston, Oregon; and Jody DeBaca of Riddle, Oregon; grandchildren, Rocky Madden and wife shelley; Freddy Dodge and wife Lisa; Joe Dodge; Troy DeBaca and wife Christy; Misty DeBaca; and eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Doris Rutherford of Craig, Colorado; Ruby DeLuca of Hayden, Colorado; Herb Montieth; Jim Montieth; and George Montieth; all of Hayden, Colorado; and Ed Montieth of Oak Creek, Colorado. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Bill; sister, Julia; and three siblings that died as infants.

Shawn 'Hansome' Darrian Foster

Young seven-month-old, the son of Lisa and Shawn, lost his battle and passed away on Thursday, April 12, 2007, in a Portland, Oregon, hospital after a valiant fight. Although here on earth for just a short time, he won the hearts of his family and friends. He is now cradled in the loving arms of Jesus. He leaves his parents, Lisa and Shawn of Oakland, Oregon; a brother, Sterling and two sisters, Tyann and Serynda. He also leaves his grandparents, Mildred of Oakland and Marti and John of Sutherlin, Oregon. Shawn has an uncle Bruce and his son, Matt and an aunt Crystal and her daughters, Kaila, Annasha, Breanne and Tegan. Private family services are pending.

Florence Lillian Clark

Went home to be with her Lord on Monday, April 16, 2007. She was born on October 30, 1921, to Emil G. and Violet (Frisky) Lambrecht in Watertown, South Dakota. On October 7, 1939, she married G. Gordon Clark in South Dakota. The winter of 1946, they moved west to Roseburg, Oregon, and has resided here ever since. Florence is better known to friends and family as "Pat" a nickname from her childhood. She is survived by two daughters, Pat Mutschler and her husband, Wayne; Julie Kubler and her husband, Paul of Roseburg; two granddaughters, Robin Campbell and her husband, Brian; Marlanna Miller and her husband, Mike; four great-grandchildren, Mandy Campbell; Trisha Campbell; Brian Miller and Nick Miller all of Roseburg. Pat was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon and a daughter, Marlanna Kay Clark. Pat had a strong love for the Lord and held her family together with love and prayer. Her faith in God was upmost in her life. She was a very special lady and will be very much missed by family and friends alike. Private interment rites have been held at the National Cemetery in Roseburg.


Willie Ferrell Hammond Sr

A loving husband, grandfather, father, brother, and son. Bom to Mr. & Mrs. Willie Earl Hammond Oct 21, 1947. Passed away April 19, 2007. Survived by wife, Janie Hammond. Mother, Fay Hammond, Siblings, Connie of Oregon, Rick and Norma of California, son, Willie Hammond Jr. of California, daughter, Shawnie Berry of Arizona, (Six grandchildren, Carl, Kimberly, Janie, Shayona, Willie. and Clifford. Proceeded in death by father, Bill, and brother, Roger. A graveside Memorial Service will be held at 1 :30pm Monday, April 23, 2001. At the Yoncalla Cemetery in Oregon.

Neil DeVaughn

Passed away April 14, 2007 in Eugene, Oregon. He was born in San Francisco, California December 1, 1941. Neil grew-up on the Monterey Peninsula, Pebble Beach, California. He was extremely successful in the "new car" business for many years in Phoenix, Arizona and La Jolla, California.The love of animals played an important role in his life. Neil started riding and training horses at a very young age. That love developed into ownership of Silver Fox, a Grand National Tennessee Walking horse. Neil retired in southern Oregon following open heart surgery. Neil immediately fell in love with Oregon where his mother and her family had deep roots. There, in Roseburg, Oregon, Neil became pulled toward politics with a "not to be rivaled" passion to make life better for the less fortunate, i.e. the homeless and senior citizens in need, along with other political issues. Neil leaves behind a sister, Michele Tubman of Carmel, California, a daughter and son-in-law living in Grants Pass, Oregon, Janice and Randy Flanders, along with three grandsons, sons, Keith, Jordan and Jacob. A daughter and son-in-law, Amanda and Bill and their three children in San Diego, a daughter and son-in-law, Wendy & Scott and their two daughters of Lake Havasu City, Arizona and "long time loyal friend and companion", Patti Raffleson. Of course "Gretchen" his sidekick, a Queensland healer will dearly miss him. The services will be held for Neil DeVaughn on Monday April 23rd @ 6pm-8pm in Roseburg, Oregon Unitarium Church of Roseburg.

Donald 'Don' N. Gatto

Donald N. Gatto, age 75 of Roseburg, Oregon, passed away on Tuesday, April 17, 2007. He was born December 25, 1931 in San Francisco, California, son of Nicholas and Anna (Morrell) Gatto. He was raised in San Francisco and after high school entered the US Air Force to serve our country. After his honorable discharge, he returned to San Francisco, where he married the love of his life, Cathy Ivanetich on September 15, 1956. They lived in San Bruno and Burlingame, California before making their home in Woodside, California. Don worked as Material Manager for Santa Clara County for many years, retiring in 1994. He and Cathy moved to Oregon in 1995, settling along the North Umpqua River area near Tyee. They later moved into Roseburg. Don enjoyed gardening, golfing and animals. He was also an avid reader. But mostly, he was a loving husband, dad and grandpa. He was a very caring and generous man who will not be forgotten. Don is survived by his wife of over 50 years, Cathy of Roseburg. He also leaves a daughter, Diane Garcia and her husband Daniel of Melrose, Oregon as well as two grandchildren, Jessica Garcia of Jacksonville, North Carolina and Nicholas Garcia of Melrose. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Rod. A Memorial Mass will be held at 12:10 pm, Wednesday, April 25, 2007 at the St. Joseph Catholic Church. Friends may pay their respect that morning at Taylor's Family Chapel from 9:00 am to 10:30 am. In lieu of flowers, please remember the Community Cancer Center in Roseburg or a favorite animal shelter.

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