Miscellaneous Jackson County, Oregon Obituaries

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Merle McClintock
Merle McClintock, 78, of Medford, died Saturday (Feb. 14, 1998) at Three Fountains Nursing Center. Arrangements will be announced by Simonsen Funeral Home, Ashland.

Marilynn Holm
Marilynn Holm, 76, of Medford, died Friday (Feb. 13, 1998) at her home. Arrangements will be announced by Perl Funeral Services-Siskiyou.

Nicholas Haller
Nicholas Haller, 82, of Phoenix, died Saturday (Feb. 14, 1998) at Providence Medford Medical Center. Arrangements will be announced by Perl Funeral Services-Siskiyou.

Jean Gaynor
Jean Gaynor, 73, of Medford, died Friday (Feb. 13, 1998) at Fountain Plaza. Arrangements will be announced by Memory Gardens Mortuary.

Wyatt E. Keene
The memorial graveside service for Wyatt Eugene Keene will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Eagle Point National Cemetery. The Rev. Jerry Gilmer, chaplain of the Veterans Affairs Domiciliary, White City, will officiate.
Mr. Keene, 76, of Medford, died Thursday (Feb. 12,1998) at Three Fountains Nursing Center.
He was born Oct. 9, 1921, in Frostburg, Md. The family moved to the Rogue Valley when he was a baby.
A carpenter in construction most of his life, Mr. Keene last worked for Dumas Laundry in Medford.
He was a member of the Carpenters Union for 30 years.
During World War II he served in the U.S. Army. He enjoyed camping, fishing, and hunting.
Survivors include a daughter, Cheryl Crumm, Medford; five step-daughters, Yvonne Sarvis, Debbie McGrath, and Toni Apted, all Medford, Patty Moonie, Kalispell, Mont., and Darlene Adkins, McKinleyville, Calif.; a brother, Fred, Medford; two sisters, Rhoda Parrick, Seattle, and Val Sanderson, Portland; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Three sisters, Audry St. Arnold, Mickey Kindred, and Sally Freeman, preceded him in death.
Arrangements: Rogue Valley Funeral Alternatives Alder Creek.

Adell M. Obenshain
Adell Mathell Obenshain, 83, of Central Point, died Friday (Feb. 13, 1998) at Hearthstone. A private service is planned.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, P.O. Box 1207, Medford, OR 97501.
She was born Adell Mathell Kyker on May 2, 1913, in Lindsay, Okla.
On July 15, 1935, in Santa Ana, Calif., she married Earl Obenshain, who survives.
She attended the Central Point Community Bible Church and enjoyed sewing, camping, painting ceramics, and writing poetry.
Survivors, in addition to her husband, include two daughters, Earlene Joyce Wyatt, Central Point, and Paula Jean Pendelton, Roseburg; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Eight sisters and four brothers preceded her in death.
Arrangements: Conger-Morris Funeral Directors, Medford.

Stella F. Taylor
The funeral for Stella Francis Taylor will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the Conger-Morris Medford Chapel. Private interment will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park.
Mrs. Taylor, 92, formerly of Medford, died Tuesday (Feb. 10, 1998) in Stockton, Calif.
She was born Stella Combs on Aug. 27, 1905, in Fallville, Ark.
On June 26, 1920, in Oklahoma, he married Sam Taylor, who died in 1966. They moved to the Rogue Valley in 1951 from Southern California.
She returned to Stockton in 1979.
Mrs. Taylor enjoyed gardening and crafts, including making Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus dolls.
Survivors include three sons, Charles, Medford, Jay, Cave Junction, and Henry, Visalia, Calif.; five daughters, Leona Moorem and Opal Huls, both Chino, Calif., Bonnie Mattingly, Stockton, Carol Smith, Topock, Ariz., and Marlana Butler, Spokane, Wash.; 28 grandchildren, and numerous great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, and great-great-great-grandchildren. A daughter, Betty Lee Taylor, and two sons, Earl and Ray, preceded her in death.
Arrangements: Conger-Morris Funeral Directors, Medford.

Robert H. Fenn
Robert Hamilton Fenn, 77 of Medford, died Monday (Jan. 26, 1998) in Sun City, Ariz., where he spends his winters. A memorial service was held in Sun City.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice, 12704 N. Plaza Del Rio Blvd., Peoria, AZ 85381.
He was born May 15, 1920, in Greencastle, Ind.
Mr. Fenn served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He transferred to the Naval Air Reserve and flew Clippers for PanAm, transporting top priority military personnel and medical supplies.
In 1950 he married Shirley Branlund, who died in 1969. They moved to Portland in 1956 and to Medford in 1963.
Mr. Fenn was area manager for Sun Electric in Medford, retiring in 1982.
In May of 1977, he married Margaret Williams, who survives.
Mr. Fenn enjoyed traveling in his motorhome.
Survivors, in addition to his wife, include three daughters, Julia Atkinson, Medford, Susan Shawhan, Grants Pass, and Janet Harrison, West Haven, Utah; a son, Philip, Bend; a sister, Betty Tenholder, in Indiana; and six grandchildren.
Arrangements: Best Funeral Home, Peoria, Ariz.

Faith Anne Yowman
The memorial service for Faith Anne Yowman will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in First Christian Church, 1900 Crater Lake Ave., Medford.
Faith, 17, of Medford, died Tuesday (Dec. 1, 1998) from injuries suffered in an automobile accident in Douglas County.
Friends may pay their respects at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church.
Arrangements: Abbey Funeral, Medford.

Hope Hedgpeth
Hope Hedgpeth, 99, of Prospect, died Monday (Nov. 30, 1998) at her home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Rogue Valley Medical Center Foundation, Hospice, 2825 E. Barnett Road, Medford, OR 97504 or Nazarene Church, P.O. Box 160, Prospect, OR 97536. An incorrect address for memorial contributions was printed in Thursday's obituary.

June D. Bromstead
June Delores Bromstead, 78, of Talent, died Thursday (Dec. 3, 1998) at Rogue Valley Medical Center. Arrangements will be announced by Rogue Valley Funeral Alternatives, Medford.

Marvin L. Bangs
Marvin L. Bangs, 59, of Medford, died Thursday (Dec. 3, 1998) at his home. Arrangements will be announced by Rogue Valley Funeral Alternatives, Medford.

David M. Wood
David M. Wood, 55, of Trail, died Wednesday (Dec. 2, 1998) at his home. Arrangements will be announced by Rogue Valley Funeral Alternatives, Medford.

William Smith
William Smith, 74, of Rogue River, died Wednesday (Dec. 2, 1998) at his home. Arrangements will be announced by Chapel of the Valley Funeral Home, Grants Pass.

Roger George Ellis
The memorial service for Roger George Ellis will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Hope Presbyterian Church, 515 Broadway, Rogue River. Pastor Robert Greathouse will officiate.
Mr. Ellis, 80, of Rogue River, died Nov. 25, 1998, at his home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Lovejoy Hospice, P.O. Box 356, Grants Pass, OR 97526.
He was born May 10, 1918, in Mesa, Ariz.
On Oct. 1, 1950, in Lafayette, Calif., he married Marilyn Davis, who survives. They moved to the Rogue Valley in 1988 from San Rafael, Calif.
Mr. Ellis was a self-employed government contractor, working on military bases throughout the United States.
Mr. Ellis loved music and was a drummer. He formed the Walnut Creek Band with Mickey Riley in Walnut Creek, Calif.
Survivors, in addition to his wife, include five sons, Gray, Colton, Ore., Gary, Fulton, Mo., Gordon, Washougal, Wash., Mike, Solvang, Calif., and John, Browns Valley, Calif.; two sisters, Elaine Ankus, Davis, Calif., and Jeannie Stjern, Santa Rosa, Calif.; 15 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Arrangements: Grants Pass Funeral Alternatives.

Harold Edwin Bigelow
Harold Edwin Bigelow, 82, of Medford, died Wednesday (Dec. 2, 1998) at his home. No service is planned.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson's Disease Association of Oregon, 3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Road, Suite 2200, Portland, OR 97201.
He was born Aug. 22, 1916, in Myrtle Point.
Mr. Bigelow moved to the Rogue Valley in 1935 from Myrtle Point.
On May 23, 1954, in Medford, he married Pearl Victoria Funderburk, who died in 1989.
Mr. Bigelow owned and operated 4 Corners Repair and Manufacturing on Crater Lake Highway for 50 years.
Earlier he worked for the Oregon Fish and Game Department.
He was a member of the Redmen Lodge, a life member of the National Rifle Association, and enjoyed annual packing trips with his family, the mountains, hunting and fishing.
Survivors include two sons, Calvin E. and Raymond E., both Medford; a daughter, Georgia M. Bigelow, Medford; a sister, Velma E. Johnson, Grass Valley, Calif.; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Laurel Barklow; and a brother, Calvin.
Arrangements: Perl Funeral Services-Siskiyou, Medford.

James A. Dodson
The graveside service for James A. Dodson will be at 4 p.m. today in Jacksonville Cemetery. The Rev. Ray Elam of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, Medford, will officiate. A potluck meal will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at 73 Clover Lane, Medford.
Mr. Dodson, 69, of Medford, died Tuesday (Dec. 1, 1998) at his home.
He was born March 27, 1929, in Dunsmuir, Calif.
Mr. Dodson served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1946 to 1948.
He moved to the Rogue Valley 24 years ago from Portland.
On July 8, 1996, in Medford, he married Emilda Imperial Lucena, who survives.
Mr. Dodson was a teacher, miner and real estate broker.
He was president of the Rogue Valley Mining Association.
Survivors, in addition to his wife, include his mother, Gertrude Marshall, Medford; and a sister, Barbara Rooklidge, Portland.
Arrangements: Rogue Valley Funeral Alternatives, Medford.

Tehani Roberson-Monroe
The memorial service for Tehani Donelle Roberson-Monroe will be at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Church of Christ, 1885 N. Keene Way, Medford. Pastor Glenn Prosise will officiate.
Tehani, infant daughter of Michael Dean Roberson and April Marie Monroe of Medford, died Saturday (Nov. 28, 1998) at Providence Medford Medical Center.
She was born May 14, 1998, in Phoenix, Ariz.
Survivors, in addition to her parents, include grandparents, John and Ann Griffin, Medford, Lynn Bartman, Santee, Calif., and Joseph Budz, Santee; two sisters, Tatiana Roberson, Medford, and Corrina Blackwell, Apache Junction, Ariz.; and a brother, Steven Smith, Apache Junction.
Arrangements: Rogue Valley Funeral Alternatives, Medford.

John G. Walsh
John G. Walsh, 75, of Grants Pass, died Monday (Nov. 30, 1998) at Three Rivers Community Hospital. A memorial service will be held later.
He was born Oct. 30, 1923, in Kansas.
During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army as a heavy weapons officer with the 217th Battalion in the American and European theaters. He was a platoon sergeant and operated and gave instruction on heavy machine guns and mortars.
On July 27, 1947, in Los Angeles, he married Zoe Oskin, who survives.
Mr. Walsh was a salesman for 12 years, then owned and operated hotels for 12 years.
In 1972, the Walshes moved to Southern Oregon from Glendale, Calif., to become ranchers.
He was a member of Oregon Cattlemen Association of Jackson County, the Grants Pass Elks Lodge, and enjoyed fishing, hunting and football.
Survivors, in addition to his wife, include five sisters, Fern Bush, Woodland Hills, Calif., Helen Buzbee and Maxine Wheeler, both Canyon Lake, Calif., Jeanne Cressman, Playa Del Rey, Calif., and Wilma Ast, Anaheim, Calif.
Arrangements: Lundberg's L.B. Hall Funeral Home, Grants Pass.

Loren Baker
Loren Baker, 79, of Medford, died Thursday (Dec. 3, 1998) at the Medford Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center. Arrangements will be announced by Perl Funeral Services-Siskiyou, Medford.

Alfred R. Boileau Jr.
Alfred R. Boileau Jr., 65, of Medford, died Friday (Nov. 27, 1998) at the Ashland Community Hospital. A private service is planned. Interment will be in the Eagle Point National Cemetery.
He was born March 22, 1933, in Klamath Falls.
Mr. Boileau graduated from Medford High School.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
Mr. Smith lived in Long Beach, Calif., for five years before returning to the Rogue Valley in 1968.
For the past 30 years he was disabled with Parkinson's disease.
He enjoyed painting and other artistic activities.
Survivors include two sisters, Janet Thompson, Medford, and Hazel Sheehan, Reading, Pa.; and his stepmother, Mabel Boileau, Medford.
Arrangements: Litwiller-Simonsen Funeral Home, Ashland.


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