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Death Notices & Obituaries for April 24, 2007

Joseph Elmer Andrews

Age 71, of Roseburg,Oregon, passed away on Saturday, April 21, 2007. Arrangements pending. LONG AND SHUKLE MEMORIAL CHAPEL 541-672-2611.

Rose Baker

Age 72, of Azalea, Oregon, passed away on Sunday, April 22, 2007. Arrangements pending. MOUNTAIN VIEW MEMORIAL CHAPEL 541-863-3148.

Linda Diane Parker

Age 53, went home with the loving embrace of Jesus Christ on Friday April 13, 2007. She was born on March 25, 1954, to Jimmie and LeVaughn Metcalf of Riddle, Oregon. Linda was raised in their beautiful country home in Riddle and graduated from Riddle High School. Linda has two college degrees, an Associates degree from O.I.T. and a Bachelors degree in childhood studies. She worked for Boeing in the Seattle area for many years. One of Linda's greatest joys was being a mom and grandma. She was a devoted mom and she couldn't wait to be a grandma. She enjoyed doing art with her granddaughter, Savannah and playing trucks with her grandson, Blake. She loved gardening with her husband and spending time with him and their four kitty cats that she called her babies. Linda was an avid cat lover and her home was decorated through out with cats. She enjoyed traveling with her parents and her husband. She also enjoyed playing bingo with them on their trip. Linda's cancer returned while she was traveling in Arizona and had to stay in the hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada. Her dream was to come back home to Myrtle Creek, Oregon, after her vacation and be close to her daughter and grandchildren. Linda's loving and good, kind nature touched all that she came across. Her smile always came with such warmth and love. She is preceded in death by her baby boy. She is survived by her husband of 26 years, Roger Parker; her daughter, Penny Slay; son-in-law, David Slay; and her grandchildren, Blake and Savannah Slay of Myrtle Creek; her parents, Jimmie and LeVaughn Metcalf; her brother, Allen Metcalf; her nephew, Tony D'Apolito; and her grandnephew, Damien D'Apolito all of Eugene, Oregon; her sister, Julie Walters and brother-in-law, Wesley Walters of Waldport, Oregon; her brother-in-law, Rick Parker; and niece and nephew, Chris and Erica Parker of Myrtle Creek; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Dennis and Marilynn Cox of the Dalles, Oregon; several aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends that she loves deeply. We all will miss not seeing Linda's beautiful smile but we need to find comfort that she told us she would save us a place to be with her again. In Lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Diabetes Association PO Box 1131 Fairfax, Virginia, 22038-1131 in honor of her name or visit their website. Her memorial will be at the Church of the Nazarene in Myrtle Creek, Oregon, on Saturday, April 28, 2007, at 3 p.m. Linda's fun loving personality would want you to come as you are to celebrate the blessed life that she lived.

James 'Deryle' Kern Jr.

Was born to Barbara and James Kern Sr. on May 4, 1966. After a short bout with cancer "Deryle" as everyone knew him went peacefully onto his journey to everlasting life on Sunday, April 15, 2007, at the age of 40. Deryle was an avid fisherman and hunter. He loved the outdoors, spent many years camping with his family at Crescent Lake. Deryle brought smiles and happiness wherever he went. He was loved by many and will be dearly missed. He is Survived by his wife, Lisa; daughters, Chadall and Cassie Dallaire,; his parents, Barbara and James Deryle Kern Sr. of Springfield; Candy and Brad Harshbarger of Springfield; his sister, of St. Helens, Oregon, Cindy and Dave Cox; four nephews, Jason, Jeremy and Eric all of Springfield and Chris Cox of St Helens. To these four nephews, uncle Deryle was known as "Duckle Deryle" Deryle moved to Roseburg in 1999, where he started working for Ron Atkinson Construction till he could no longer work due to his cancer. Ron was more than a boss he was a friend. Deryle became close with the whole crew, Andy, Willie, Dennis, Gabe, Matt, Gary, Ron, and Patty. I would like to thank his family for being so supportive and helpful during this hard time for us all, and my family what would I do with out them especially my sister, Evelyn Clements. I would also like to say a special thank you to my work Callahan Court who has not only been a HUGE amount of my support team but my co-workers who would rearrange their schedules to accommodate Deryles appointments or when Deryle needed me. Thank you Callahan Court employees. One little guy who will miss uncle Deryle the most will be Kaleb Clements, he is Deryles little fishing buddie. Time will make things better but you'll never be out of our hearts, thoughts and everyday lives. You were a wonderful husband, father, provider and best friend. Rest in peace and watch over us, and never forget how much we all loved you. There will be a celebration of life get together, potluck style at 1015 N.E. Cedar on Sunday, May 6, 2007, at 3 p.m. anyone who knew him may attend.

Donald 'Don' N. Gatto

Age 75, of Roseburg, Oregon, passed away on Tuesday, April 17, 2007. He was born on December 25, 1931, in San Francisco, California, the son of Nicholas and Anna (Morrell) Gatto. He was raised in San Francisco and after high school entered the U.S. 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, Oregon. 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 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25, 2007, at the St. Joseph Catholic Church. Friends may pay their respect that morning at Taylor's Family Chapel from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please remember the Community Cancer Center in Roseburg or a favorite animal shelter.

Jack W. Frost

Age 82 of Roseburg, Oregon, passed away on Tuesday, April 17, 2007, three days before his 83rd birthday. Jack was born in Los Angeles, California, on April 20, 1924, the only child of Jack A. and Hannah Frost. Toward the end of WWII, Jack served as a corporal in the United States Army and was stationed in the Aleutian Islands in Sitka, Alaska. In 1946, he married Josephine 'Jo' Franklin, the love of his life. They had one son, Jack Paul. In 1949, Jack went to work for 'Ma Bell'. For the first two and a half years he worked as a lineman, a teletype repairman, and on the test board. For the next 35 years, he worked in the Special Services Department as an audio-video technician. He retired in 1986 and in 1989, Jack and Jo moved to Roseburg. Jo passed away in 2005, after a long illness. Jack was an avid treasure hunter and bottle collector. He was also a rock hound and a collector of fluorescent minerals. He was a locksmith and loved to collect and repair old locks. Jack also loved to tinker in his shop and was always making or repairing something with his friends, Milt; Larry; George; and Ollie. Jack remarried and is survived by his wife, Janet L. Frost and her five daughters, Helen; Della; Nellie; Debbie; Donna; and their children. He also leaves his son and daughter-in-law, Jack and Lynn Frost and their five children, Jack; Dean; Donna; Elliott; David; and their children. His nieces and nephews are, Audri; Dorothy Ann; Rod; and Greg. A short memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., on Saturday, April 21, 2007, at Taylor's family Chapel. Private interment will be at the Cleveland Cemetery.

Sara Ann 'Teri' Knapp Johnson

Age 73, of Winston, Oregon, passed away on Saturday, April 21, 2007. She was born on July 22, 1933, in Rochester, Minnesota, the daughter of Lawrence and Dorothy (Dopp) Cruise. She was raised and educated in Minnesota. She married Wendell Knapp and they moved west and lived in Washington before moving to Tenmile, Oregon. Mr. Knapp passed away in a logging accident. She later was united in marriage to Lloyd Johnston in 1972. They lived in Tenmile, Roseburg, Oregon, the Coos Bay, Oregon, area and before moving to Winston. She enjoyed knitting and making macrame baskets, as well as other crafts needed to make a house into a home. She was also as avid reader. She is survived by her husband, Lloyd Johnston of Winston. She also leaves five sons, Jerry Johnston of Medford, Oregon; Randy and David Johnston, both of Tampa, Florida; Andy Johnston of Roseburg and Allen Knapp also of Roseburg. She was preceded in death by her first husband and a son, Michael Johnston. Funeral Services will be held at 3 p.m., on Thursday, April 26, 2007, at Taylor's Family Chapel. Private interment will be at the Tenmile Community Cemetery. Friends may pay their respects on Wednesday, April 25, 2007, from 4 p.m.until 6 p.m. at Taylor's Family Chapel.


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