Login   |   Subscribe

Back to: News
June 7, 2007
Follow News

Death Notices & Obituaries for June 7, 2007

Gladys Lorene Hendricks

Age 81, of Roseburg, Oregon, passed away on Sunday, June 3, 2007. Arrangements pending. LONG AND SHUKLE MEMORIAL CHAPEL 541-672-2611.

Herman Adams

Age 81, of Roseburg, Oregon, passed away on Wednesday, June 6, 2007. Arrangements pending. MOUNTAIN VIEW MEMORIAL CHAPEL 541-863-3148.

Fred Albert Jordan Sr.

Age 77, of Glide, Oregon, passed away on Tuesday, June 5, 2007. Arrangements pending. WILSON'S CHAPEL OF THE ROSES 541-673-4455.

Bonnie Graziano

Age 81, of Canyonville, Oregon, passed away on June 5, 2007. Arrangements pending. MOUNTAIN VIEW MEMORIAL CHAPEL 541-863-3148.

Wilda Wiebe

Age 91, of Myrtle Creek, Oregon, passed away on Thursday, June 7, 2007. Arrangements pending. MOUNTAIN VIEW MEMORIAL CHAPEL 541-863-3148.

Hallie E. Ford

Hallie E. Ford, age 102, died peacefully and painlessly after a brief illness on Monday, June 4, 2007, in her home at Heron Pointe Assisted Living Community in Monmouth, Oregon. Hallie was born in Red Fork, Oklahoma, American Indian Territory, on March 17, 1905, to Ethel and James Brown, the oldest of five children. As her family persevered through the Great Depression, Hallie learned the value of education, graduating from high school in Beggs, Oklahoma, followed by putting herself through East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma, where she earned her bachelor's degree and teaching certificate. After teaching briefly in Oklahoma, Hallie followed her parents to Oregon where she taught in the Lebanon, Oregon, area. In 1935, she married Kenneth W. Ford and moved to Roseburg, Oregon, where she played an active role in establishing and growing Roseburg Lumber Co., currently known as Roseburg Forest Products Co. carrying on the tradition of this pioneer forest products family. While rearing her family in Roseburg, Hallie was an active leader in business and community affairs. Her volunteer work with Umpqua Valley Arts Association, Roseburg Women's Club, city government, community hospital and the First Methodist Church of Roseburg led to her receiving the Roseburg First Citizens Award from the Roseburg Area Chamber of Commerce in 1967. She moved to Salem, Oregon, in 1972, where she lived, until 2002, when she relocated to Heron Pointe in Monmouth. During this time Hallie pursued her passions for gardening and travel, and took up golf. She took pride in the fact that she once made a hole-in-one. She joined the board of the Oregon Historical Society, faithfully contributing her time and resources. Of her many life accomplishments Hallie Ford will best be remembered for her generous philanthropic support of education and the arts. Along with Kenneth, her husband of many years, she was one of the founders of the Ford Family Foundation, headquartered in Roseburg, Oregon. The Ford Opportunity Scholarship Program, that has changed many lives for the better is operated by the Foundation for single parents lacking financial resources for college, was her inspiration. To date 528 single-parent Oregonians have been named recipients of this visionary scholarship. While the Foundation, founded in 1957, by the Ford's, confines gifts primarily to rural communities, Hallie herself was a major benefactor of many education and arts projects throughout all of Oregon and supported her high school and college alma maters in Oklahoma. Resourceful and frugal in her personal life, Hallie reserved most of her wealth to benefit others. Her reserved, deliberate and soft-spoken demeanor was a reflection of a thoughtful and compassionate life driven by a desire to be as well informed about the world as possible. She held herself and her beloved family to high intellectual and ethical standards, and was willing to help deserving individuals and organizations that did the same. A woman of few words, but great vision, Hallie was an avid reader who believed in the transformational value of art and education. She continued to take art classes well into her retirement years. In 1996, Hallie received the Governor's Arts Award for Arts Patronage and Support of Arts Scholarship Programs. As a patron of the arts she endowed an arts education program for Umpqua Valley Arts Association in Roseburg and was the benefactor of The Hallie Ford Museum at Willamette University in Salem. She was proud to have served many years on the Board of Trustees at Willamette University, which honored her in 1994, with an honorary doctorate. An additional gift from Hallie to Willamette University last year will ensure the construction of Ford Hall for academic instruction to include digital art and film studies. Just before her death, acting out of a desire to see a globally recognized center for visual art and design education located in Oregon, Hallie endowed the Ford Institute for Visional Education at Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, the largest donation to an arts institution in Oregon history. Never one to forget her roots and humble Oklahoma beginnings, Hallie partnered with her alma mater, East Central University (ECU) in Ada, Oklahoma to build the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center scheduled to open in December of this year. She also established two endowed scholarship programs for fine arts students at ECU where she was named Alumna of the Year in 1996 and the first recipient of "The Hallie Brown Ford Distinguished Award for Philanthropy" in 2007. Hallie's deep abiding love of her family, and respect for family life, formed the basis for her last philanthropic gift. The Hallie Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families will establish the only institution of its kind in Oregon at Oregon State University in Corvallis. The gift will provide funds for a building and endowed directorship to focus on lifespan and preventative approaches to child and family health. As Hallie said on a number of occasions to gatherings of Ford Family Foundation scholarship recipients, "It's not what you have, but what you give to your family, your community, and your country." For someone who sought to avoid recognition for her philanthropy and maintain a life of privacy, she would have been embarrassed to see her legacy spelled out as it is here. But as the Ford Family Foundation's scholarship office has written to those same scholarship recipients, "While Mrs. Ford shared and will continue to share, a gift of education with each of you, her hope would be for you to carry on her legacy." Hallie Ford is survived by her two children, Carmen Ford Phillips of Monmouth and Allyn Ford of Roseburg; six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. At Hallie's request, there will be no memorial service. A family celebration will be observed. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Umpqua Valley Arts Association, 1624 W Harvard Ave., Roseburg, OR 97470.

Nancy (Bailey, Lewis) Lamb

Went to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 2, 2007. She was born on November 9, 1941, to Winifred Jane (Rice) and Harry Watson Bailey in Mahopac, New York. She graduated from Middletown High School in Connecticut in 1959. In 1975, she moved to Oregon with her family. She loved spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoyed sewing, reading and attending Bible study. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene E. Lewis. She is survived by her husband, Floyd G. Lamb, whom she married on April 3, 2004, in Roseburg, Oregon; a son, Kenneth Lewis and his wife, Tricia of Riverside, California; two daughters, Brenda Longoria and her husband, Frank of San Diego, California; Linda Shinn and her husband, Jeffrey of Roseburg; four stepsons, Eugene Lewis Jr. of Decantur, Georgia; Stephen Lewis and his wife, Kathy of Roseburg; Jeffrey Lewis and his wife, Lorrettea of Roseburg; Ryan Lamb of Reno, Nevada; one great -grandchild. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 9, 2007, at the First Baptist Church of Roseburg at 10 a.m. Pastor Randy Webb of the First Baptist Church will be officiating. Burial will be held at Melrose Cemetery at a later date.

Greg Smitham

Gregory Andrew Smitham passed away on Tuesday, May 29, 2007, a month short of his twenty first birthday. Greg was born in Roseburg, Oregon, to Mark Steen and Sheila Smitham on June 25,1986. He entered this world with many challenges which he confronted and conquered. He possessed courage and determination that most of us can only imagine. Greg was a 2005 graduate of Roseburg High School.

To say that Greg loved the outdoors would be an understatement. Fishing was everything to Greg It made no difference if it was from a boat or from the bank, he loved casting for that next fish. We are all so happy that he was able to spend his last full day enjoying a memorial day outing in the mountains with his dad and sister. Greg was a remarkable young man who will be greatly missed. We are all blessed to have had Greg as a part of our lives.

He is survived by his loving parents, Mark Steen of Roseburg and Sheila Smitham, of Myrtle Creek, Oregon. Also by sisters, Natasha "Tasha" Steen of Roseburg; Sarah Steen of Nampa, Idaho; Shaylee Coleman, Shelby Coleman, Cassie Bolyard, Brittany Bolyard and brother Bobby Bolyard all of Riddle, Oregon. Surviving grandparents are, Linda Lawrence of Riddle; Jean Aloi and Jack Steen of Myrtle Creek. Uncles Vemon Lawrence; Arne Johnson and aunt, Brenda Johnson were especially close to Greg. Other uncles, aunts, cousins and friends abound. Greg leaves behind so many loving memories.

A memorial service is scheduled for 1 p.m., on Saturday, June 9, 2007, at Amacher Park pavilion.

Sarah Katherine Berlier

Age 77, of Roseburg, Oregon passed away on Monday, June 4, 2007. She was born July 14, 1929, in Selma, Oregon, daughter of Logan Bennett and Cynthia Laura (Ware) White. The family moved to the Hubbard Creek area in Umpqua when Sarah was a little girl. She moved to Grants Pass, Oregon, and later lived in Eugene, where she received her training and worked as a registered nurse. She eventually returned to Roseburg, Oregon, and spent many years working as a private nurse. She married Clement Berlier in April of 1988 in Roseburg. Sarah was an avid rock hound and was also a member of the Umpqua Rock and Gen Club. She also enjoyed working with the Stephens Ministries for many years through her church at St. Joseph Parish in Roseburg. She also played the fiddle and belonged to the Old-time Fiddlers Association. Sarah enjoyed animals, gardening and hunting mushroom, but mostly it was her family that was most important. She enjoyed family get-togethers, especially on the Fourth Of July. She is survived by husband, Clement Berlier of Roseburg; her children, Jeff Mason and his wife, Arletta of Roseburg; Theresa Charvet and her husband, Dan of Union Gap, Washington; Albert Mason and his wife, Nancy of Olalla, Oregon and Wesley Mason and his wife, Chrisandra of Riddle, Oregon. She also leaves two brothers, Wendell 'Pokey' Allen and Bert Allen, both of Albany, Oregon. Sarah has ten grandchildren, Logan, Delburt, Simeon, Jeremy, Robert, Lori, Christopher, Ryan, Marc and Brandi. Her great-grandchildren are Beckijean, Gabby, Teleesha, Brayden, Cody, Bailey Ann, Rebecca Avilyn, Thenya, Christopher, Aubrey, Kayla, Allen and Courtney. She is also survived by her pet dog, Lil' Rascal. She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Christopher; a daughter, Claudia Noreen and her brother, Lawrence Gates. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 9, 2007, at Taylor's Family Chapel. Private interment will be at the Lookingglass Community Cemetery.

Michael M. Fogel

Age 60, passed away on Monday, May 28, 2007. Arrangements pending. He was born in Burbank,California, on August 16, 1946, the son of Irving and Hazel Fogel. Mike grew up in Agoura Hills, California. He graduated from Taft High School in Woodland, California, in 1964. Served in California Army National Guard from 1966 until 1972. Graduated from Moorpark College with a AA degree in 1971. Graduated California State University at Northridge California, with a B.S. degree. In his twenties he moved to Oregon, where he lived the rest of his life. Mike retired in February from Sears Auto Center, after 13 years as a Sales Associate. Mike is survived by his wife, Jean; brother, Shane Fogel of Agoura Hills, California; step-daughter, Vicky Winders and husband, Jeff of Roseburg; step-daughter, Shannon Lee and husband, Bill of Craig Colorado; step-son, Craig Snider of Roseburg; step-grandchildren, Branton McKenzie and Silas Winders, Nathan and Gatlynn Hicks; Breann Snider; step great-granddaughter, Natalie Hicks. Mike was preceded in death by his parents and a step-grandson, Justin Hicks. Mike we love you.

Earl Amott

Age 94, was born on April 17, 1913, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to George and Mary (Lanier) Amott. Earl left us to travel a new path on May 24, 2007. As youth he enjoyed skiing, backpacking and became an enthusiastic fisherman in the Uinta and Wasatch mountains which surround Salt Lake City. When it was time to go to college he enrolled in the University of Utah which was close to the family home. He received his BS and MS in chemical engineering. Then he went to the University of Wisconsin, Madison on a Fellowship where he earned his PhD in Chemistry. He then went on to teach at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, until he was recruited by Union Oil Company, in California as a researching lubricants. This ment a move to Long Beach, California. Here he met Roberta Hill who became his wife in 1941. Earl's career varied between basic research and supervisory positions over 30 years at Union Oil Company. During the last part off World War II he lived in Berkeley and El Cerrito while working at the lab's at Oleum and was sent back to California to open the new researcher facility at Brea, California. The expanding family settle in Fullerton, California. After his retirement he and Roberta went to Newark, Delaware. He was instrumental in the development of Gore-Tex and was with W.L. Gore and Associates for four years, but he was a westerner and was anxious to come back home. They bought a small sheep ranch in Umpqua and enjoyed a rancher's way of life. The house on the property was small. A frame and Earl got his wish to build his own home.... from the ground up. They lived on the ranch for 30 years during which time Earl lived his belief of "Use it or Lose it". Earl was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters. His survivors include his wife, Roberta; five children, Thomas (Margie); Susan (Roy); Kathleen (Craig); Robert and Benjamin and eight grandchildren, Emily; Mark; Megan; Seth; Inge; Britta; Carrie and Cody. He was a loving father and introduced the kids to backpacking, fishing and the wonders of the Utah National Parks. He is also told the children original bed time stories which are fondly remembered. He is remembered by all as a kind, gentle and generous man. The family plans to gather to celebrate Earls life.

Stories you may be interested in

The News-Review Updated Aug 15, 2012 04:28PM Published Jun 7, 2007 06:58PM Copyright 2007 The News-Review. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.