Martin B. Underwood
Age 87, of Roseburg, Oregon, passed away on Sunday, July 15, 2007. Arrangements pending. WILSON'S CHAPEL OF THE ROSES 541-672-4455.
graduated from this life on Tuesday, July 10, 2007. She was born Edith Carol Swearingen on September 28, 1922, in Richwood, West Virginia. She was the 6th of 10 children. She married William (Bill) Stowers on June 12, 1939. During WWII Carol and her sister Nellie went to Akron, Ohio to work in an aircraft factory. Nellie was the riveter and Carol was the bucker, holding the metal plate to flatten the rivets. Not wanting to work in the coal mines of West Virginia after the war ended Bill brought his family to Oregon in 1950. He worked construction, moving often until his last construction job at Sun Studs in Roseburg, Oregon. Fred Sohn asked him to stay at the mill as a millwright. He worked at Sun Studs for 25 years. After the war Carol spent her time mentoring their three daughters. For years she sewed many of their clothes. Her talent for sewing soon became known and she sewed many prom dresses and wedding gowns. She was one of the mothers who started the local Theta Rho Club here in Roseburg, and she was a Rebecca. When Bill retired and the children were grown they had a wonderful time traveling the United States. Carol was a member of the First Christian Church, and she was baptized there in 1963. She participated in women's groups, served as a deaconess, and taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School. Carol is preceded in death by her husband, Bill Stowers; five brothers, Wade; Dayton; Keith; Dale; and Curt Swearingen; one sister, Nellie Becker; an infant son and an infant great grandson. Carol is survived by her three daughters, Sherry Johnson and her husband, Jack Johnson; Kay Russell and her husband Bruce Russell all of Roseburg, Oregon; Debbie Torgeson and her husband Kevin of Portland, Oregon; two brothers, Ford Swearingen of Clatskanie, Oregon and John Swearingen of Lapine, Oregon; a sister, Josephine (Jo) Cole of St. Claire Shores, Michigan; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 21, 2007 at First Christian Church, 432 S.E. Kane in Roseburg, Oregon at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to First Christian Church in Carol's memory.
Yvette J. Carnes
Age, 64 of Myrtle Creek, Oregon, passed away on Wednesday, July 11, 2007 after a long and brave battle with kidney failure, at home with her husband and 5 children by her side. She was born July 29, 1942, in Malartic, P.Quebec, Canada, to John and Luciene (Mireault) Charette. She was a resident of Myrtle Creek for over 31 years. When she was a young girl in Canada she attended a convent until in 1954 her family moved to Buffalo, New York. In 1956 her family moved to San Jose, California, where she worked as a waitress for many years and later worked for a company assembling micro-chips. In 1976 her and her children moved to Myrtle Creek. She was a waitress at 3J's in Canyonville, Oregon, for several years and later at a Chinese restaurant in Winston, Oregon. She married the love of her life, Erling Carnes on January 26, 1980, in Myrtle Creek. She would babysit children and clean houses for a living for many years until her health would no longer allow her to. She loved to read, travel, go on walks and bike rides with her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed going to her grandchildren's school programs and sports events. She especially loved family gathering and taking trips to the ocean. To know Yvette was to love her. Her husband and children were the most precious to her. She had a love that was unconditional. She will be in our hearts forever and be deeply missed. She is survived by husband, Erling Carnes of Myrtle Creek; daughters, Joann Buffa of Corvallis, Oregon; Trina and Tom Leodoro of Myrtle Creek; Marcelle and Dan Smith of Sandy, Oregon; Monique Mealer of Fairbanks, Alaska and son, John Chastain of Corvallis, Oregon; Step-sons, Eddie Chastain of Portland, Oregon; Glen and Linda Carnes; Kim and Ladonna Carnes all of Myrtle Creek; Carl and Karla Carnes of Eugene, Oregon; Gary Carnes of Canyonville, Oregon; Wayne and Debbie Carnes of Riddle, Oregon; sisters, Tina and Jerry Vilotta of Bensenville, Illinois; Georgette and Victor Medina of Dinuba, California; Yvonne and Albert Larochelle of Mont-Laurier', P.Quebec Canada; Brothers, Ed and Shawn Charette of Tigard, Oregon; Andrew Charette of Winebago, Illinois; John-Paul and Sandy Charette of Victoria, B.C. Canada; 8 grandchildren, 12 step-grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, 6 step-great-grandchildren, and many special friends. She is preceded in death by both parents, and many aunts and uncles. There will be a celebration of life on July 21, 2007, at 6 p.m. At Tri-City Church of Christ. Mt. View Memorial Chapel 541-863-3148.
Shirley K. (Huff) Dunlap
Age 82, passed away in peace at home in Winchester, Oregon on Saturday, July 14, 2007 with family members at her side. Shirley was born to Bud and Katie Schosso in 1925 on Red Hill, south of Yoncalla and graduated from Drain High School. She loved in the Roseburg area most of her life. Friends will remember her working at South Stephens Hardware, The Southern Oregon Log Scaling Bureau, Roseburg Country Club, Umpqua Insurance and Umpqua Community College. Her husband of 26 years is Dale Dunlap. She is also survived by her three daughters from a previous marriage to Reuben Huff, Diane and husband, Michael Hamilton; Nancy and husband, Jim Langenberg; and Judy Dickens. Her grandchildren are, Tami Dickens; Tracy Hamilton; and Colby and Casey Langenberg. Her only surviving sibling is, Gertie Eaton, a sister. A brother, Ted Schosso and sister, Twila Hammond preceded her in death. Her last days were not encumbered by thoughts of dying, but only for the love and welfare of her family. Her unconditional love, guidance and devotion will forever remain in the hearts of those closest to her and she will be remembered as a wonderful mother and grandmother. Shirley requested no public memorial. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations be made, in Shirley's name, to the Roseburg Mercy Medical Hospice program to support the caring and professional work of this organization.
James Lee (Jack) Baker
Age 87 of Apache Junction, Arizona, and formerly of Roseburg, Oregon, died on Saturday, July 14, 2007, at his home with family by his side. Jack was born June 28, 1920, in North Dakota. He proudly served his country during WW11 on Manicani Island, Philippines. He was a member of the 96th battalion fighting Sea Bees. In 1951 he married Julia Burgess, and they enjoyed 56 years together. He worked for many years at Roseburg Paving before retiring. After retirement they enjoyed traveling many places in the the world before settling in the Desert Southwest. Jack leaves behind a large family including his wife of 56 years, Julia; Children, Butch (Jane) of Santa Rosa, California; Larry (Darlene) of Central Point, Oregon; James Jr. of Washington; Patrick (Sandy) of Marysville, California; Julie (Michael) Garrison of Wetumka, Oklahoma; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. His sister, Shirley Hill and family of Proctor, West Virgina and a brother, Larry Baker and family of Coos Bay, Oregon. In lieu of flowers please donate to your favorite charity.
Lois Mae Dollarhyde
Age 63 of Keizer, Oregon, died Friday, July 13, 2007 in Keizer, Oregon. She was born September 27, 1943, in Huron, South Dakota, to Ralph and Delores (Tilbury) De Bauche. She later married Willis (Dwayne) Dollarhyde. She enjoyed card games and Scrabble with her friends and family. In her earlier years she enjoyed bowling with her sister-in-law Polly. She found great enjoyment being with her children and grandchildren even great grandchildren. In her later years she became involved with her church and her strong faith. She is survived by her husband, Dwayne of Keizer; daughters and son-in-laws; Kelly and Darrel Kerckhof of Walla Walla, Washington; Kathleen and Lance Fugate of La Pine, Oregon; Kari Tommervik of Kent, Washington; sisters, Judy and Janet; eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Preceded in death by son, Kevin Dollarhyde; mother, Delores Carr; father, Ralph DeBauche and stepfather, Charles Carr. Funeral Services will be Wednesday, July 18, 2007 at 11 a.m. at The Boone Road Church of God 990 Boone Road. Public visitation will start at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Oak Creek Cemetery, Glide, Oregon. Arrangements by Murphy-Musgrove Funeral Home, Junction City, Oregon.
William Charles & Jeannine Marie (Pianka) Shepard
A gathering at Skyline Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home, 4101 N.W. Skyline Blvd., Portland, OR, at 11 a.m. Sunday, July 22, will celebrate and remember the lives of Bill and Jeannine Shepard. Bill, 64, Jeannine, 63, and their grandson, Benjamin, age 12, passed away in a plane crash June 15, 2007. Born October 31, 1942, Bill grew up in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, and Paradise, California. Born October 23, 1943, Jeannine grew up in Yreka, California. Bill and Jeannine met in college at Chico State University and were married April 20, 1963. Bill's employers included Boeing, the State of Oregon, AMI, Chipsoft and Intuit. Jeannine was a dedicated wife, mother, and homemaker. When Bill retired in 1999, they built their dream home on land with a creek in Idleyld Park in southern Oregon. From then on, they were rarely without each other. Jeannine and Bill were the glue of the family, keeping everyone connected. Their love of genealogy reflected how much they valued family. Their other passions were flying and landscaping, which they shared joyously. They are loved and missed beyond measure. Survivors include Bill's sister, Bettie Jo Coutolenc; Jeannine's brothers, Eric and Michael Pianka; sons, Colin and Torin Shepard; and grandchildren, Cameron and Emerald (children of Colin and wife, Victoria) and Laurel (child of Torin and wife Julie). For remembrance, checks payable to "Benjamin Shepard Memorial Fund" can be mailed to Rachel Carson Middle School, 1600 NW 173rd Ave., Beaverton, OR, 97006.