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Death Notices & Obituaries for August 8, 2007

Waniva Edna McKinstray

Age 85, passed away peacefully at her home in Roseburg, Oregon, on Saturday, August 4, 2007. She was born on November 12, 1921, in Kansas City, Kansas. She served the United States Marine Corps as a Corporal during WW11. Per Waniva's request there will be no services. For more information please call her life-long friend Mary Jane Fitzgerald at 541-679-4983. Wilson's chapel of the Roses is in charge of the arrangements.

Romney Lyle Lookabaugh


Age 81, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 1, 2007, at his home in Glide, Oregon, from cancer. His family was at his side. He was born in Olden, Texas, in 1925 and eventually settled in Glide, in 1972. He was a well known, long-time minister in the area. He is survived by his wife, Donna; his two sons, Jim, Chuck and their wives; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. A special memorial service for him will be held on Saturday, August 11, 2007, at 2 p.m. in the Glide Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, off highway 138, at 2887 Wild River Dr., Glide, Oregon. All who knew him are invited to attend.

Bonnie Faye Payne

Age 56, of Winston, Oregon, passed away on, Saturday, August 4, 2007 at her home. She was born Bonnie Faye Zimbelman on December 11, 1950, in Oakes, North Dakota. She was the daughter of Ivan R. and Olive M. Zimbelman. She was raised and educated in North Dakota, moving to Roseburg, Oregon, in November of 1960. She was happily married to Dennis L. Payne on November 9, 1968, at the Episcopal Church in Roseburg. She enjoyed her home, yard, cooking and especially her grandchildren and spending time with her best friend, Marsha Maisenbach. Bonnie is survived by her husband, Dennis; one daughter, Jeri L. Baskin; one son, Dennis L. Payne II; one brother, Vern Zimbelman of Albany, Oregon; three sisters, Judi Haight of Lincoln City, Oregon; Jolene Ray of Myrtle Creek, Oregon and Carol Durfee of Roseburg; three grandchildren, Skylar and Alyssa Payne and Jace Baskin and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Ronald J. Zimbelman. A Celebration of life for her family and friends will be held at Taylor's Family Chapel in Winston on Monday, August 13, 2007, at 11 a.m.

Evelyn W. Black

On August 6, 2007, our mother, Evelyn W. Black went to be with her Lord. We miss her here, but know she is in a better place and we will see her again one day. Mom was a woman of prayer and set a great example to those around her. Evelyn was born on January 15, 1927, in Mancelona, Michigan, and passed away on August 6, 2007, in Coos Bay, Oregon. She was married for 30 years to James Albert Black, who preceded her in death in May 1975. Evelyn was also preceded in death by her two sons. She is survived by two daughters, Twyla Brown of Camas Valley, Oregon and Cynde Black of Coquille, Oregon; two grandchildren, Richard J. Brown of Beaverton, Oregon and Michelle Mickelson of Camas Valley; Three great-grandsons, A.J. Mickelson, Jake Mickelson, and Timothy Mickelson; one sister, Phyllis Wise of Myrtle Point, Oregon. The most important things in mom's life was her Christian walk and her faith in god. Her greatest desire was for her family to experience God's grace for themselves. Graveside services will be held on Thursday, August 9, 2007, at 1 p.m. at Myrtle Crest Memorial Gardens, Rink Creek Lane, in Coquille, with Pastor Ken Duke presiding. Arrangements are under the direction of Myrtle Grove Funeral Service, 440-9187.

Kenneth LeRoy Hebard

Age 82, of Roseburg, Oregon, passed away on Sunday, August 5, 2007. Ken was born on February 11, 1925, in Millwood, Oregon, (Hubbard Creek) to William and Martha (Baird) Hebard in the same house his father was born in. While growing up during the Great Depression, the family moved around Douglas County in search of work. After attending Reedsport High School he joined the Marines Corps. In 1944, he married Helen Burton. While serving in the South Pacific, where he received the Purple Heart, his daughter, Roberta was born. After returning from the War, the family resided in the Scottsburg area where his son Richard was born. The family moved to Roseburg in 1948. In 1953, Ken began a career with Sun Studs as a timber cruiser and later became Timber Manager. He held this position with Sun Studs until a career-ending stroke forced his retirement. He was one of the founders of the Douglas Timber Operators and served on the Douglas County Planning Commission. He enjoyed expressing his views in the Public Forum of the News Review. In 1978, he married Barbara Rose, the love of his life, partner and friend for the past 29 years. Together they raised thoroughbred horses, many of which became Oregon state champions. In 1990, they traveled to Lexington, Kentucky, to receive the TOBA award representing Oregon as the leading breeder. Proficient in Thoroughbred breeding analysis he developed a business assisting breeders in planning matings. While still physically able he was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed woodworking and gardening. He strongly believed in living off the land. Ken was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Clifton and Leslie; and his first wife, Helen. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; daughter, Roberta Weber and husband, Jim; son, Richard and wife, Linda; grandson, Tyler and wife, Jenny; granddaughter, Jennifer Polley and husband, Coron; grandson, Chris Weber; stepsons, Bob Rose and wife, Mary Ann; Chuck Rose and wife, Rosie and stepdaughter, Sue Phillips and friend, Robert Thompson; eight great-grandchildren and brother, Gerald and sister, Donna Ellison. Graveside services will be held on Friday, August 10, 2007, at 3 p.m. at the Coles Valley Cemetery. The District Twelve Honor Guard will perform military rites. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association. Arrangements are under the direction of Taylor's Family Chapel.

Wanda Lee Deshazer (Jefferson)

Wanda Deshazer died peacefully at a local hospital, in the company of her loved ones, after a long illness, on the evening of Wednesday, August 1, 2007. Wanda was born on July 8, 1928, in Warfield, Kentucky, and grew up as part of a large, extended family. She was proud of her heritage as a "coal miner's daughter", and instilled into her own children and grandchildren the same values of generosity, kindness, hard work and enduring spiritual faith with which she was raised. She never met a stranger, and was a lively, spirited person: A cheerleader and pep-band member in high school, a teacher in rural Kentucky after WWII, a nurse during her active middle years, Sunday School teacher, church volunteer, loving mother and wife. Even during her long struggle with illness, she retained the ability to laugh. Wanda leaves behind a legacy of love and family. She was the proud mother of five children, and took particular delight in her many grandchildren, Michiah, Dakota, and Isaac Kaiser; Marianne Ames; Christina Jacobs, John Jefferson; Andy Jefferson; B.J. and Jacob Jefferson; and her youngest joy, Samuel George Thomas. She continued to look forward to the addition of new family, and was great-grandmother many times over. Wanda was preceded in death by her husband of many years, George Jefferson. In 1990 she was over-joyed to become Mrs. Kenneth DeShazer, and ended her life in the company of the great love of her life. Ken continues to be the bedrock of the family, much beloved for the kindness, fun and care he brought into Wanda's life. She will be deeply missed by those whose lives she touched.A memorial service was held on Saturday, August 4, 2007, at 5:30 p.m. at the Mercy Hospital Chapel. Wilson's Chapel of the Roses is assisting the family with arrangements.

John Henry 'Hank' Ferguson

Of Winston, Oregon, passed away on Monday, August 6, 2007, at the age of 91. He was born on October 12, 1915, in Spangle, Washington, the son of Samuel Clifford and Lilly Alzada (Cox) Ferguson. He was united in marriage to Emma Dorene 'Dean' Yarber on August 18, 1939. They moved to Oregon in 1942, and settled in Surprise Valley, where John worked in the timber industry. He later worked for C&D Lumber Company as caterpillar operator for 23 years before his retirement. His wife, 'Dean' passed away on March 21, 1980. In 1986, he married Frances Plante. Frances passed away on September 9, 1999. When he wasn't working, he enjoyed gardening, especially growing flowers. He also enjoyed traveling and discovering family history. Hank is survived by his children, Sam D. Ferguson and his wife, Pamela, of Winston; Darlene L. Spencer and her husband, Garry L. of Springfield, Oregon and Larry D. Ferguson and his wife, Parma L of Harrisburg, Oregon. His grandchildren are, Douglas Spencer and his wife, Kristi; Sheri Ferguson; Darin Spencer and his wife, Gaylyn; Darlene Hall and her husband, Marvin; Linda Juenger and her husband, Todd; Brandon Ferguson, Brock Ferguson and his wife, Valerie; Bryndie Gulledge and her husband, Jacob. Hank has ten great-grandchildren, Christopher, Nathan, Courtney and Brayden Spencer; Jade Hall; Tyler and Wyatt Stinnett; Zachary and Colton Juenger and Chase Gulledge. He also leaves two step-children, Barbara Pieroni of Yakima, Washington and Dolores Pelley of Spokane, Washington. He has many nieces and nephews, including Gary Lieb; Sharon Hayter; Lois Pierce; Alice Willey; Clifford Ferguson; Danny Marsh; Dale Yarber; Janet Bedwell; Jerry Yarber; Jim Marsh; Shirley Quigley; Eugene Yarber; Leonard, Roy and Marvin Ferguson and Faye Forney. He also leaves many good friends. Other than his parents and his two wives, two brothers, Harold and Cecil as well as an infant brother, preceded him in death. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., on Friday, August 10, 2007, at Taylor's Family Chapel. Officiating will be Chaplain Jim Osborne. Interment will follow at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Myrtle Creek, Oregon. Friends may pay their respects on Friday morning from 10 a.m. to service time at the chapel.

Joan Fosback

Age 79, of Roseburg, Oregon, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, August 7, 2007. She was born on October 6, 1927, in Medford, Oregon, the daughter of Ben and Viola Bell (Peterson) Zimmer. She was raised and educated in Trail, Oregon until the age of 10, when her family moved to Cushman, Oregon where she finished her schooling. It was in Cushman, where she met the love of her life, Ollie Fosback. They were united in marriage on May 25, 1945 in Eugene, Oregon. In 1946, Joan and Ollie moved to Dillard, Oregon. Joan was a long-time member of the Roseburg Faith Lutheran Church, which she was very active in. Joan studied all religions and did her bible study every morning. She was just recently made a fellow in the Oregon Native Plant Society and was one of the main participants in helping develop the Herbarium for the Douglas County Museum. Joan loved wild flowers, her church and painting. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Ollie; daughter, Linda O'Dowd and her husband, Jake of Sutherlin, Oregon; son, Terry Fosback of Baker City, Oregon; grandchildren, Kelley Ann Manley; Brian Keith, Tod Allen and Sara Ann Fosback, great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Marie Jablonski, Natasha Jordan Manley and Sierra Ann Fosback. Her parents and a half sister, June Zimmer preceded her in death. There will be a memorial service held on Saturday, August 11, 2007, at 1 p.m. at the Faith Lutheran Church in Roseburg. Officiating will be Pastor Jane Baker. Arrangements are under the direction of Taylor's Family Chapel.

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