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Cindy Lynn Sarvis
The memorial service for Cindy Lynn Sarvis will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at 2830 Barclay Road, Medford. A potluck will follow the service.
Ms. Sarvis, 45, of Winnemucca, Nev., formerly of Medford, died Aug. 6, 2000, in Winnemucca, Nev. Interment was in Winnemucca.
She was born March 20, 1955, in Klamath Falls, a daughter of Arnold B. and Dianne (Reeves) Sarvis. She lived in Medford in 1980.
Ms. Sarvis enjoyed singing, playing guitar, camping and art.
Survivors include her parents, Arnold B. and Dianne Sarvis, Medford; and a sister, Cherri Ann Scott, Medford.
Arrangements: Albertson Funeral Home, Winnemucca, Nev.

Margaret Alene Pattan
The memorial service for Margaret Alene Pattan will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Harvest Baptist Temple, Medford. Pastor Bob Gass will officiate. Interment will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park, Medford.
Mrs. Pattan, 72, of Medford, died Saturday (Aug. 12, 2000) at Rogue Valley Medical Center.
She was born Jan. 20, 1928, in Medford, a daughter of Clemma Samuel and Opal Marie (Walker) Finley.
On Nov. 25, 1966, in Reno, Nev., she married Joe Pattan, who survives. She lived in the Rogue Valley all her life.
Mrs. Pattan was a member of Harvest Baptist Temple of Medford.
She enjoyed spending time with her family, needlework, scrapbooking and spending time at the beach.
Survivors, in addition to her husband, include two sons, William Houston, Bend, and Jon Houston, Moreno Valley, Calif.; three daughters, Sharil Catlett and Kellie Graham, both Medford, and Leslie McLaughlin, Richland, Wash.; a stepson, Bob Pattan, Medford; 15 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Arrangements: Rogue Valley Funeral Alternatives & Crematory.

Harold W. Salter
The memorial service for Harold W. Salter will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Perl Funeral Chapel. A Masonic Lodge representative will officiate.
Mr. Salter, 83, of Medford, died Monday (Aug. 14, 2000) at his home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 3101 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Road, Portland, OR 97201, or the Rogue Valley Medical Center Foundation Hospice, 691 Murphy Road, Suite 236, Medford, OR 97504.
He was born July 24, 1917, in Greeley, Neb., a son of Harry and Pearl Salter, and attended elementary and high school in Greeley, Neb. After high school, he moved to Los Angeles, where he was a carpenter for O.D. Odegaard until he entered the Army Air Corps.
On May 1, 1942, he married Georgia L. Prewett, who survives. He moved to the Rogue River from California in 1946 and continued working as a carpenter.
Mr. Salter was a self-employed general contractor. He moved to Medford in 1971 and was active in the building trade until his retirement in 1981. He was named Builder of the Year in 1974 by the Home Builders Association of Jackson County.
He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, flying transport planes over India.
Mr. Salter was one of the original organizers of the Valley of the Rogue Bank, serving as director for 20 years. He also served 11 years on the Rogue River School Board and seven years on the Jackson County Planning Commission.
He was a 50-year member of the Masonic Order and a lifetime member of Warren Lodge No. 10 in Jacksonville. He was also a member of the Scottish Rite and was active in the Hillah Temple Shrine.
Mr. Salter was a member of the Rogue River Presbyterian Church.
Survivors, in addition to his wife, include two sons, Jack, Medford, and Ray, Roseville, Calif.; a daughter, Barbara Garrett, Portland; two sisters, Edna Thompson, Laramie Wyo., and Dorthy Lyons, Grand Junction, Colo.; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Edgerton; and two brothers, Ray and E.R. "Buck" Salter.
Arrangements: Perl Funeral Home, Medford.

Charles Edgar Brooks
The graveside service for Charles Edgar Brooks will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Eagle Point National Cemetery.
Mr. Brooks, 64, of Medford, died Saturday (Aug. 12, 2000) at his home.
He was born June 9, 1936, in Murphy, N.C., a son of Wiley Anderson and Mable Bell (Donnahoo) Brooks.
On April 23, 1955, in Stevenson, Wash., he married Anita Marie Squires, who died in 1997. He moved to the Rogue Valley in 1978 from New Guinea and California.
Mr. Brooks was superintendent for Bechtel Corp., a construction company. He worked all over the world, retiring in 1988.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
Mr. Brooks was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and the Hillah Shrine Temple.
He enjoyed golf.
Survivors include a daughter, Debora L. Brooks, Coos Bay; a brother, Billy, Port Angeles, Wash.; and eight grandchildren.
Arrangements: Rogue Valley Funeral Alternatives.

Charles G. La Marca
Charles G. La Marca, 77, of Medford, died Friday (Aug. 11, 2000) at his home. Arrangements will be announced by Abbey Funeral, Medford.

Virginia Goehler
Virginia Goehler, 83, of Medford, died Friday (Aug. 11, 2000) at her home. Arrangements will be announced by Abbey Funeral, Medford.

Deborah Marie Langberg
Deborah Marie Langberg, 36, of Medford, died Saturday (Aug. 12, 2000) at her home. Arrangements will be announced by Conger-Morris Funeral Directors, Medford.

Eugene Francis Hopf
Eugene Francis Hopf, 81, of White City, died Saturday (Aug. 12, 2000) at Providence Medford Medical Center. Arrangements will be announced by Perl Funeral Home, Medford.

Michael Otis Hussey
The committal service for Michael Otis Hussey will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Eagle Point National Cemetery. Pastor Bob Mathers of the Alliance Bible Chapel of Ashland will officiate.
Mr. Hussey, 50, of White City, died Friday (Oct. 13, 2000) at his home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Providence Foundation Hospice, 1111 Crater Lake Ave., Medford, OR 97504.
He was born Aug. 21, 1950, in Grants Pass, a son of Otis and Carmelita Hussey. On June 18, 1971, in Reno, he married Dana L. Hansen, who survives. He lived in the Rogue Valley all his life.
Mr. Hussey owned and operated Mike Hussey Trucking.
He served in the U.S. Navy.
Mr. Hussey was a member of the Alliance Bible Church in Ashland, and sponsored MDA charitable softball tournaments as Lil’ Mikey Productions.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and softball.
Survivors, in addition to his wife and parents, include two sons, Mike, Eagle Point and Andy, White City; a brother, Steve, Medford; a sister, Kathy Rouse, Medford; and a grandchild.
Arrangements: Abbey Funeral, Medford.

Evelyn Shannon Milne
The memorial service for Evelyn Shannon Milne will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Medford. Private interment will be in Siskiyou Memorial Park, Medford.
Mrs. Milne, 85, of Medford, died Saturday (Oct. 14, 2000) at Rogue Valley Medical Center.
Memorial contributions may be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2000 Oakwood Drive, Medford, OR 97504, or to the Shriner’s Hospital for Crippled Children, 3101 SW Sam Jackson Park Road, Portland, OR 97201.
She was born on Oct. 29, 1914, in Highwood, Mont. On Feb. 4, 1940, in Billings, Mont., she married Stewart B. Milne, who survives. She moved to Medford in 1951 from Grand Forks, N.D.
Mrs. Milne was a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church, Medford, and a member of the PEO Sisterhood Chapter C.G.
Survivors, in addition to her husband, include two sons, Gary, Lake Oswego, and Mark, Wausau, Wis.; a brother, John Shannon, Garden Valley, Idaho; a sister, Lillian Heaton, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Arrangements: Rogue Valley Funeral Alternatives and Crematory.

Cecil Theodore Snyder
The funeral for Cecil Theodore Snyder will be at 1 p.m. today at the Central Valley Chapel in Central Point. Rev. Craig Rench of the First Church of the Nazarene, Medford will officiate.
Mr. Snyder, 87, of Talent, died Saturday (Oct. 14, 2000) at Rogue Valley Hospital.
He was born Sept. 17, 1913, in Sapulpa, Okla., a son of Theodore and Carrie Snyder. On Aug. 21, 1937, in Pasadena, Calif., he married Ruth Karli, who survives. He moved to the Rogue Valley 10 years ago from Pasadena, Calif.
Mr. Snyder worked as a tile pressman for Glading McBean Tile Co., in Glendale, Calif., and as a building maintenance man for a property management company.
He was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene.
Mr. Snyder enjoyed golf and gardening.
In addition to his wife, survivors include; a son, David T., of Fair Oaks, Calif.; a sister, Olpha Shafer, Cloride, Ariz.; and two grandchildren.
Friends may pay their respects from noon to 1 p.m. today at Central Valley Chapel.

Lue Loy Lee
Lue Loy Lee, 88, of Medford, died Monday, (Oct. 16, 2000) in a local foster home. Arrangements will be announced by Memory Gardens Mortuary, Medford.

Ellen Rae Doran
Ellen Rae Doran, 91, of Gold Hill, died Sunday (Oct. 15, 2000) in Hearthstone. Arrangements will be announced by Memory Gardens Mortuary, Medford.

Roger C. Jones
Roger Charles Jones, 61, of White City, died Sunday, in the Veterans Affairs Domiciliary. Arrangements will be announced by Memory Gardens Mortuary, Medford.

Marguerite Wilds
Marguerite Wilds, 78, of Talent, died Monday, (Oct. 16, 2000) at Linda Vista Care Center, Ashland. Arrangements will be announced by Simonsen Funeral Home and Crematory, Ashland.

Ivan E. Olson
Ivan E. Olson, 91, of Talent, died Monday (Oct. 16, 2000) at his home. Arrangements will be announced by Litwiller-Simonsen Funeral Home and Crematory, Ashland.

Leroy W. Groom
Leroy Walter Groom, 66, of Central Point, died Monday (Oct. 16) at Providence Medford Medical Center. Arrangements will be announced by Rogue Valley Funeral Alternatives and Crematory.

Marguerite E. Bills-Oden
Marguerite Elizabeth Biles-Oden, 88, of Grants Pass, died Sunday (Oct. 15, 2000) at Three Rivers Hospital-Dimick, Grants Pass. Arrangements will be announced by Hillcrest Mortuary, Medford.

Evelyn Dickenson
Evelyn Dickenson, 89, of Medford, died Monday (Oct. 16, 2000) at Three Fountains Nursing Home, Medford. Arrangements will be announced by Conger Morris Funeral Directors, Medford.

Michael Alan Green
Michael Green, 51, of Central Point, died Sunday (Oct. 15, 2000) in Portland. Arrangements will be announced by Central Valley Cremation & Funeral Care, Central Point.

Pamela Grace Valdez
Pamela Grace Valdez, 42, of Medford, died Friday (Dec. 1, 2000) at Providence Medford Medical Center. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Conger Morris Funeral Directors, Medford.

Helen Marie Spencer
Helen Marie Spencer, 83, of Ashland, died Thursday (Nov. 30, 2000) in Medford. Private inurnment will be in Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier, Calif.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 33 N. Central Ave., Suite 330, Medford, OR 97501.
She was born Helen Marie Helm on Oct. 13, 1917, in Britton, Okla., a daughter of John and Ruth Helm. In 1938, in Las Vegas, Nev., she married Carl Ralph Spencer, who died in 1970. She moved to the Rogue Valley in 1970 from Oxnard, Calif.
Survivors include a daughter, Francis Nelson, Medford; a son, Carl Spencer, Central Point; a sister, Mary Kenney, Medford; four grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother and a sister.
Arrangements: Conger-Morris Funeral Directors, Medford.

Vic Flood
The funeral for Vic Flood will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday (Dec. 5, 2000) at Hillcrest Chapel.
Mr. Flood, 79, of Medford, died Friday (Dec. 1, 2000) at his home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Providence Hospice, 1180 Crater Lake Ave., Medford, OR 97504.
He was born June 15, 1921, in Jadie, Okla. On Aug. 29, 1942, in Idabel, Okla., he married Mary Neva Cole, who survives.
They moved to Medford in 1948 from Broken Bow, Okla.
He worked for Elk Lumber Company. He was a member of Old Time Fiddlers and Disabled American Veterans. He led the band Rhythm Masters as well as playing guitar and providing vocals for the group.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and watching televised sports, especially football.
Survivors include his son, Danny J. Flood, North Bend; daughter Linda Scruggs, Medford; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.
Arrangements: Hillcrest Mortuary-Medford.

Rebecca Whitlock
The memorial service for Rebecca Whitlock will be at 1 p.m. Monday (Dec. 4, 2000) at 1624 Lenora Drive, Medford. Pastor Dale Meador, of Bear Creek Church, will officiate.
Interment will be at Siskiyou Memorial Park.
Mrs. Whitlock, 88, of Medford, died Friday (Dec. 1, 2000) at her home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Medford Garden Club, 3067 Cheltenham Way, Medford OR 97504, or RVMC Hospice 2825 E. Barnett Road, Medford OR 97504.
She was born Rebecca Ashley on April 3, 1912, in Dickenson, S.D.
On April 17, 1967, in Reno, Nev. she married Eugene Whitlock, who died in 1993.
She graduated from the University of Washington in 1933. She moved to the Rogue Valley from Montana in 1957.
She was a legal stenographer until her retirement in 1967.
She was a member of the Medford Garden Club, Sigma Kappa Sorority, and RSVP (Retired Seniors Volunteer Program).
Her interests included gardening, crossword puzzles, reading and travel.
Survivors include a son, Paul Anderson, Portland; daughters Marisue Larson, Medford, and Martha Zenor, Roseburg; a step-son, Perry Whitlock, Ocean Park, Wash.; six grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.
Friends may pay their respects from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday (Dec. 4, 2000) at Perl Funeral Home, Medford.

Dewey David Tipton
Dewey David Tipton, 83, of Medford, died Tuesday (April 10, 2001) at Medford Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center. The memorial service will be held later. Interment will be in Eagle Point National Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity.
He was born March 10, 1918, in Jasper, Ala., the eldest of 16 children. He moved to the Rogue Valley in 1944 from Alabama. On July 22, 1944, in Medford, he married Laura May Foster, who died in 1998.
Mr. Tipton served in the U.S. Army during World War II, at Camp White, and in the Asiatic Pacific campaign as a cook and sharpshooter.
He enjoyed music, and sang and played the guitar in small bands in the Valley. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting and gardening.
Survivors include two sons, Tom and Don, both Shady Cove; a brother, Ralph, Central Point, and 12 other siblings in Alabama; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister.
Arrangements: Rogue Valley Funeral Alternatives and Crematory.

Leah Reichman
The funeral for Leah Elinore Reichman will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Girdner Funeral Home, Yreka, Calif.
Mrs. Reichman, 87, died Tuesday (April 10, 2001) in Medford, of natural causes after a lengthy illness.
She was born Nov. 4, 1913, in Montague, Calif., the daughter of Charles and Lydia Wright. She received a bachelor’s degree in music from Mills College in Oakland, Calif. On May 6, 1938, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Yreka, Calif., she married Paul Otto Reichman, who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Reichman was a founder of the Montague Improvement Club, now the Valley Community Club. She wrote 10 histories covering her life, her husband’s, her parents, her grandparents, her husband’s parents and his grandparents.
She and her husband were world travelers and visited nearly every country in the world. Following her husband’s death, she traveled to Antarctica, Tibet, Africa, New Guinea, South America, the Far East, and the Middle East, and was a member of the million mile travel club.
She was a devout Christian.
Survivors include a nephew, Ellis Jones; two grand-nephews; and a grand-niece. She was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Virginia Jones.
Arrangements: Girdner Funeral Home, Yreka, Calif.

Charlotte Mildred Forgey
Charlotte Mildred Forgey, 89, of Ashland, died Monday (April 9, 2001) at her home. No service is planned.
She was born Jan. 25, 1912, in Pomona, Calif., a daughter of Charles R. and Nellie (Whitacre) Roach. She attended California schools. On March 16, 1937, in Yuma, Ariz., she married Leonard Payne Forgey, who died in 1996. They moved to Ashland in 1962.
Mrs. Forgey was a homemaker. She was also an accomplished artist who did pastel portraits of Seri Indians of Senora, Mexico. Her art is known and respected in Mexico and the Southwestern United States.
She helped found and remained a member of the Club Deportivo, Bahis Kino, Senora, Mexico.
Survivors include a daughter, Donna Vose, Ashland; a brother, Don Roach, Medford; a sister, Virginia Willis, Medford; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sisters; a brother and a great-granddaughter.
Arrangements: Litwiller-Simonsen Funeral Home, Ashland.

Jack Gordon Houser
Jack Gordon Houser, 77, of Grants Pass, died Monday (April 9, 2001) at Rose Haven Nursing Center in Roseburg. Private interment will be in Granite Hill Cemetery in Grants Pass.
He was born May 11, 1923, in Portland. He moved to Grants Pass after his military service.
Mr. Houser was a truck driver in the construction industry until his retirement.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, and received the European African Middle Eastern Service Medal.
Mr. Houser enjoyed animals and helping others.
Survivors include two sisters, Janet McCloud, Grants Pass, and Beverly Ashworth, Carson City, Nev.
Arrangements: Chapel of the Valley Funeral Home, Grants Pass.

Rose E. Loyd
A celebration of the life of Rose E. Loyd will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 17, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Medford.
Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Sunday at Perl Funeral Home at Siskiyou Memorial Park.
Mrs. Loyd, 93, of Medford, died Sunday (April 8, 2001) at her home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Scholarship Fund at Sacred Heart School, 449 S. Ivy, Medford, OR 97501.
She was born Rose Van Dyke on June 15, 1907, in Northport, N.Y. She received a degree in education from Columbia College. In 1931, in New York, she married Samuel J. Loyd, who died in 1981. They moved to the Rogue Valley in 1967 from Virginia.
Mrs. Loyd was an elementary school teacher.
She enjoyed her school, church work and ministering to the sick.
Survivors include two daughters, Pat McMullen, Medford, and Nancy O’Shea, Springfield, Va.; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by a brother and a grandson.
Friends may pay their respects at 6 p.m. Sunday at Perl Funeral Home at Siskiyou Memorial Park.

Wendell Dean Sause
Wendell Dean Sause, 58, of Central Point, died Saturday (April 7, 2001) at his home. A private service will be held later.
He was born March 24, 1943, in Tillamook, a son of William and Betty Sause. He attended schools in Newberg. He lived in Eugene in the late 1960s, and in Portland from 1971 to 1976, when he moved to the Rogue Valley. On Sept. 12, 1992, in Redstone, Colo., he married Cathy Kruse, who survives.
In Ashland, Mr. Sause owned Papa D’s Pizza, built and started Ashland Woodworks in 1978, and The Breadboard in 1981. He also built the Lube Express in Medford, which was the first quick lube and oil change business in the area, and the Oil Stop and Crater Car Wash on Crater Lake Highway in Medford.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1965 to 1967.
Mr. Sause enjoyed motorcross racing in the Willamette Valley in the 1960s and ’70s, architecture and creating businesses.
Survivors, in addition to his wife, include two daughters, Andrea Fletcher, Medford, and Kristi Booth, Kaiser; his mother, Betty Hansen, Cornelius; two brothers, John, Medford, and Larry, Newberg; a sister, Virginia Horton, Soda springs, Idaho; and one grandson.
Arrangements: Abbey Funeral, Medford.

Fred Bachman
Fred Bachman, 96, of Medford, died Saturday (April 7, 2001) at his home. A private service will be held later. Interment will be in Newcastle District Cemetery in Newcastle, Calif.
He was born Oct. 18, 1904, in Switzerland. In 1931, in Montecito, Calif., he married Mathilda Braungart, who died in 1989. During World War II, he moved to Marin County, Calif., from Santa Barbara, Calif., living in Larkspur and Kentfield. In the early 1970s, he moved to Loomis, Calif., where he lived for 20 years before moving to Sonoma, Calif. He moved to Medford in 1998.
Mr. Bachman was a landscaping contractor.
He was a member of the Wally Byam Air Stream Travel Club for many years, and enjoyed traveling with his many friends.
Survivors include his companion, Ginger Prebil, Medford; a daughter, Hildegard Meissen, Loomis, Calif.; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Arrangements: Abbey Funeral, Medford.

Thomas E. Stephenson
The graveside service for Thomas Earl Stephenson will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Logtown Cemetery. The Rev. Bill McDonald of the First United Methodist Church will officiate. A reception will follow at 3139 Corey Road, near White City. The family held a private service on March 1 on the shores of Long Beach, a place he visited daily.
Mr. Stephenson, 65, of Long Beach, Calif., formerly of Medford, died Feb. 21, 2001, at St. Mary’s Hospital.
He was born Aug. 13, 1935, in Ashland, a son of Earl L. and Margaret (McCarvel) Stephenson. He grew up in Medford and graduated from Crater High School in 1953. In 1958, he married Judy Stowe. They later divorced.
Mr. Stephenson enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1956, and served as a water treatment specialist for 10 years.
In 1966, he moved to San Franciso, where he worked a few years with Fireman’s Fund Insurance Co. For several years after that, he was the regional claims adjuster at Hilton Hotel Corp. In 1984, he retired and moved to Sacramento, Calif. He moved to Long Beach, Calif., in 1995.
Mr. Stephenson enjoyed traveling abroad and collecting antiques.
Survivors include three sons, Kevin, Belmont, Calif., Mark, Lodi, Calif., and Brad, White City; a daughter, Margaret Cherrix, Sacramento, Calif.; a brother, Earl R., Portland; two sisters, Mavis Hartley, White City and Janet Miller, Mossyrock, Wash.; and 10 grandchildren.
Arrangements: Conger-Morris Funeral Directors, Medford.

Sara B. Bishop
Sara B. Bishop, 18, of Medford, died Tuesday (April 10, 2001) in an auto accident. Arrangements will be announced by Rogue Valley Funeral Alternatives and Crematory.


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