Miscellaneous Jackson County, Oregon Obituaries

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Hector 'Bud' Carrie
The memorial service for Hector "Bud" Carrie will be at 10 a.m. today at Eagle Point National Cemetery.
Mr. Carrie, 85, of Medford, died Wednesday (June 6, 2001) at Rogue Valley Medical Center.
He was born Sept. 4, 1915, in Detroit. On March 21, 1944, in New Haven, Conn., he married Antoinette T. Jerzyk, who survives. They moved to the Rogue Valley in 1981 from Orange County, Calif.
Mr. Carrie was a retired U.S. Army contract administrator.
He served in the U.S. Army as a lieutenant colonel during World War II and the Korean War.
Survivors, in addition to his wife, include three daughters, Leslie Elbon, Medford, Susan Monarch, Orange County, Calif., and Christa Manna, Aurora, Colo.; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, William and George.
Arrangements: Perl Funeral Home, Medford.

Cary R. 'Bob' Bridges
The memorial service for Cary Robert "Bob" Bridges will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Oak Valley Retirement Community Center, Talent. The Rev. John Braund, hospice chaplain, will officiate.
Mr. Bridges, 85, of Talent, died Tuesday (June 5, 2001) at his home in Oak Valley, where he had lived for the last year.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriner's Hospital for Children, 3101 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Road, Portland, OR 97201.
He was born Dec. 18, 1915, in Seattle, the son of Robert and Gladys (Winters) Bridges.
Mr. Bridges was a journeyman plumber for almost 50 years before retiring and was well-known in the Olympia, Wash., and Anchorage, Alaska, areas. He was a certified plumbing inspector in Anchorage for more than six years. During his career he served as job superintendent on numerous commercial projects and had extensive hands-on construction experience, including working as plumber foreman and general foreman on the Baker Creek Dam project in Concrete, Wash., and as plumber foreman for school and residential construction in Barrow, Alaska.
He served as executive secretary to the Mechanical Board of Examiners and Appeals. He was a member of the local plumbers unions in Olympia and Anchorage as well as the International Plumbers Union.
Mr. Bridges was a member of the Moose Lodge, the Elks, Masons, Scottish Rite and Alaska Shrine.
He was an active sportsman and outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing, hunting and camping.
Survivors include his wife, Peggy, Talent; four sons, Chuck, Phoenix, Ted, Bellevue, Wash., Jim, Redmond, Wash., and Phil, Olympia, Wash.; four daughters, Judy Brodeur and Jennifer Rieger, both Ashland, Sandra Evenson, Salem, and Michelle Nanney, Puyallup, Wash.; a stepdaughter, Joan Paulsen, Bellingham, Wash.; a half-brother, Robert Bridges, North Olmstead, Ohio; a half-sister, Ardith Beers, Lawrenceville, Ga.; 19 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by an infant brother.
Arrangements: Litwiller-Simonsen Funeral Home and Crematory and Funeral Home, Ashland.

Andrew 'Tom' Monbleau
The memorial service for Andrew "Tom" Monbleau will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Gospel Rescue Mission in Grants Pass.
Mr. Monbleau, 56, of Grants Pass, died May 20, 2001 in Santa Rosa, Calif.
He was born Sept. 29, 1944, in Sarasota, Fla.
Mr. Monbleau was a quality control inspector in the aerospace industry in Southern California. He moved to Grants Pass in 1995 from Santa Monica, Calif.
He studied at the Grants Pass library daily. He enjoyed old movies, and reading the Bible and great literature.
Survivors include a daughter, Amber Cordonnier, Killeen, Texas; two sisters, Virginia de Freitas, Rogue River, and Dr. Dorothy Lamprecht, Lodge, S.C.; and one grandchild.
Arrangements: Grants Pass Funeral Alternatives and Crematory.

Leonard Leroy Nuzum
Leonard Leroy Nuzum, 83, of Medford, died Monday (June 4, 2001) at Providence Medford Medical Center. Private inurnment will be at Eagle Point National Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 380 S.E. Spokane, Suite 110, Portland, OR 97202.
He was born May 14, 1918, in Trousdale, Okla. On Oct. 6, 1940, in Yuma, Ariz., he married Hazel Dyer, who survives. They moved to the Rogue Valley 16 years ago from Twentynine Palms, Calif.
Mr. Nuzum was an electrician technician for the Department of Defense in California for more than 15 years. He retired in 1969.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
Mr. Nuzum was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Lynwood, Calif., and was a Royal Arch Mason in Twentynine Palms, Calif.
He enjoyed being a ham and CB radio operator.
Survivors, in addition to his wife, include a daughter, Joan Jackson, Valley Springs, Calif.; a brother, George, Anderson, Calif.; a sister, Louise Reynolds, La Verne, Calif.; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Arrangements: Memory Gardens Mortuary, Medford.

Clyde L. Martin
Clyde L. Martin, 80, of Ashland, died Wednesday (June 6, 2001) at Ashland Community Hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Litwiller-Simonsen Funeral Home and Crematory, Ashland.

Siegfried Kirschbaum
The funeral service for Siegfried Kirschbaum will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Chapel Of The Valley Funeral Home, Grants Pass. The Rev. Terry Isabell of Hugo Community Baptist Church will officiate. Interment will be in Coos Bay.
Mr. Kirschbaum, 59, of Grants Pass, died Tuesday (June 5, 2001) at a friend's home in Grants Pass of natural causes.
He was born June 15, 1941, in Poland. He moved to Wolf Creek in 1967 from West Germany. In 1973, he moved to Grants Pass.
Mr. Kirschbaum worked for Environmental Containers in Grants Pass until a disability forced his retirement in 1996.
He enjoyed gardening, music and spending time with his friends.
Survivors include a sister, Lilli Clausen, Coos Bay.
Arrangements: Chapel Of The Valley Funeral Home, Grants Pass.

Selah Irene Pritchard
The memorial service for Selah Irene Pritchard will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Faith Baptist Church in Grants Pass. Pastor Steve Burman will officiate. Private interment will be at Eagle Point National Cemetery.
Mrs. Pritchard, 84, of Grants Pass, died Tuesday (June 5, 2001) at Royale Gardens Health and Rehabilitation Center.
She was born Jan. 27, 1917, in Ashland, Kan., a daughter of Edmund and Minnie Taylor. On Oct. 10, 1953, in Las Vegas, she married Elmer Pritchard, who survives. They moved to Grants Pass in 1978 from Ventura, Calif.
Mrs. Pritchard was a member of Faith Baptist Church.
She enjoyed music, reading, Bible study and writing to Christian missionaries around the world.
Survivors, in addition to her husband, include three sons, Louis, Medford, Donald, Clovis, Calif., and Gene, Santa Paula, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Loretta Hathaway; a sister; and two brothers.
Arrangements: Chapel Of The Valley Funeral Home, Grants Pass.

Blanche O. Campbell
The memorial service for Blanche O. Campbell will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at Butte Falls Community Church. Pastor John Adams will officiate. The graveside service will be at 5 p.m. at Butte Falls Cemetery.
Mrs. Campbell, 80, of Butte Falls, died May 8, 2001, at her home. The full obituary ran May 15.

Richard Merrill Christian
Richard Merrill Christian, 45, of Hillsboro, formerly of Medford, died Saturday (July 28, 2001) at Rogue Valley Medical Center. A private service will be held.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Medford School District Education Foundation, 500 Monroe Ave., Medford, OR 97501.
He was born Dec. 2, 1955, in Medford, the son of Bud and Patricia Christian. He graduated from Medford High School in 1974. On Aug. 2, 1976, at Lake Tahoe, Calif., he married Cindy Corbett, who survives.
Mr. Christian worked at Timber Products in the Rogue Valley for many years. After moving to Hillsboro, he worked in auto sales for Town and Country Chevrolet.
He enjoyed Harleys, spending time with family and friends, telling jokes and eating good food.
Survivors, in addition to his wife, include two sons, Josh, Medford, and Travis, Ashland; a daughter, Kelly Christian, Portland; his mother, Patricia Skundrick, Medford; two sisters, Sherry Christian, Medford, and Pam Sproul, Seattle. He was preceded in death by his father, Bud Christian; and his stepfather, Jim White.
Arrangements: Perl Funeral Home, Medford.

Aubrey Neal Ford
The graveside service for Aubrey Neal Ford will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Eagle Point National Cemetery.
Mr. Ford, 75, of Central Point, died Saturday (July 28, 2001) at Rogue Valley Medical Center.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, c/o Order of the Eastern Star Nevita Chapter No. 93, 3365 Snowy Butte Lane, Central Point, OR 97502.
He was born June 2, 1926, in Kansas, Okla., a son of Floyd and Eliza (Cochran) Ford. On Feb. 8, 1974, in Reno, Nev., he married Helen Beverly Forseth, who survives. They moved to the Rogue Valley 15 years ago from Pinole, Calif.
Mr. Ford was a switchman with Southern Pacific Railroad, retiring after 37 years.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the European Theater. He was captured during the Battle of the Bulge and later returned to active service. He was awarded a Bronze Star and the Croix de Guerre, a French military decoration for gallant action in war.
Mr. Ford was a member of the Jackson County Horsemen, Boston Terrier Club of America, Bear Creek Greenway Equestrian Association, Boston Terrier Club of Portland, and the First Baptist Church in Central Point.
Friends may pay their respects from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Central Valley Cremation and Funeral Care, Central Point.

Shigayo O. Smith
The funeral service for Shigayo O. Smith will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Perl Funeral Home at Siskiyou Memorial Park.
Mrs. Smith, 65, of Medford, died Sunday (July 29, 2001) at Providence Medford Medical Center.
She was born Shigayo Otani on May 7, 1936, in Tokyo. On Aug. 9, 1957, in Sapporo, Japan, she married James D. Smith, who survives. They moved to the Rogue Valley in 1981 from Las Vegas.
Mrs. Smith worked at the officers club at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas. She was also a homemaker.
She enjoyed doll making, gardening and flower arranging, cooking for family and spending time with her grandchildren.
Survivors, in addition to her husband, include a daughter, Barbara Smith-Andrews, Central Point; three brothers; two sisters; and two grandsons. She was preceded in death by a brother.
Friends may pay their respects from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Perl Funeral Home at Siskiyou Memorial Park.

Martha Kempf
The funeral service for Martha Kempf will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Memory Gardens Mortuary Chapel in Medford. Pastor Stan Johnson of West Main Church of Christ in Medford will officiate. A cryptside service will follow in Memory Gardens Memorial Park.
Mrs. Kempf, 94, of Lodi, Calif., formerly of Ashland, died Sunday (July 29, 2001) at Delta Rehabilitation and Care Center in Lodi.
Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity.
She was born Martha Reule on May 12, 1907, in Ashley, N.D. On April 11, 1925, in Ashley, N.D., she married Otto R. Kempf, who died in 1994. They moved to the Rogue Valley from Lodi in 1944, and returned to Lodi in 1989.
Mrs. Kempf was a homemaker.
She enjoyed playing the organ, bowling, crafts and quilting.
Survivors include numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two daughters, Irene and Anna Kempf; and 18 brothers and sisters.
Arrangements: Memory Gardens Mortuary, Medford.

John 'Reed' Graves
The funeral for John "Reed" Graves will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Scenic Hills Memorial Park, Ashland. The Rev. John Braund will officiate.
Mr. Graves, 76, of Ashland, died Saturday (July 28, 2001) at his home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Rogue Valley Medical Center Foundation, Hospice, 2600 Siskiyou Blvd., Suite 100, Medford, OR 97504.
He was born Sept. 2, 1924, in Sheridan, Ark., a son of Ida and Fred Graves. He lived in Yreka, Calif., for 15 years before moving to the Rogue Valley in 1969. On March 8, 1969, in Reno, Nev., he married Trilma Warren, who survives.
Mr. Graves was a millwright.
During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army as an infantryman.
Mr. Graves was a member of the Elks Lodge and several bowling leagues.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening.
Survivors, in addition to his wife, include three daughters, Rebecca DeBoer and Donna Green, both Ashland, and Shirley Ferguson, Portland; two sons, Randy Warren, Ashland, and Allen Graves, Claremont, Calif.; two brothers, Harold "Buck," White City, and Paul "Pete," England, Ark.; a sister, Kathryn Flynt, in Arkansas; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister.
Arrangements: Litwiller-Simonsen Funeral Home and Crematory, Ashland.

Thelma Tremaine
Thelma Tremaine, 89, of Talent, died Tuesday (July 31, 2001) at a foster care home. The memorial service will be held in Jerome, Idaho.
She was born Thelma Chapman on May 11, 1912, in Mackay, Idaho. In 1990, in Twin Falls, Idaho, she married Hadley Tremaine, who survives. They moved to Grants Pass in 1994 from Twin Falls, Idaho, and to Talent in 1995 from Grants Pass.
Mrs. Tremaine was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, serving as matron several times in Portland. She was also a member of the Rebekahs.
Survivors, in addition to her husband, include a daughter, Cheryl Quaintance, in Colorado; and one grandchild.
Arrangements: Perl Funeral Home, Medford.

Helen Farson
Helen Farson, 83, of Ashland, died Saturday (July 28, 2001) at her home. No service is planned.
She was born Sept. 16, 1917, in Bellaire, Ohio. She married Richard Graham Farson, who died in 1993. She moved to the Rogue Valley in 1999 from New Mexico.
Mrs. Farson was a member of the Catholic church.
She enjoyed working in her garden.
Survivors include a son, Rick, Happy Camp, Calif.; a daughter, Barbara Dobbins, Happy Camp, Calif.; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Samuel J. Farson; six brothers; and one sister.
Arrangements: Abbey Funeral, Medford.

Hazel Inez Roland
The graveside service for Hazel Inez Roland will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Hillcrest Memorial Park's Glenhaven Garden. The Rev. John Braund will officiate.
Mrs. Roland, 84, of Medford, died Sunday (July 29, 2001) at Rogue Valley Medical Center.
Memorial contributions may be made to Rogue Valley Medical Center Foundation, Hospice, 2600 Siskiyou Blvd., Suite 100, Medford, OR 97504.
She was born Nov. 3, 1916, in Arkansas. On Aug. 20, 1933, she married Robert Roland, who died in 2000. They moved to Medford in 1979.
Survivors include two daughters, Charlotte Pierce, Klamath Falls, and Robbie Osterberg, Cambria, Calif.; a brother, William Thornton, in Arkansas; three sisters, Ruth Price, Ila "Mae" David and Frances Spinelli, all in Arkansas; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Oris and Andrew; and a sister, Sally.
Arrangements: Hillcrest Mortuary, Medford.

Doris Estelle Wendlandt
The funeral service for Doris Estelle Wendlandt will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Central Valley Chapel in Central Point.
Mrs. Wendlandt, 69, of Central Point, died Sunday (July 29, 2001) at her home.
She was born Dec. 22, 1931, in San Mateo, Calif., a daughter of Keith and Elsie (Moorby) Williamson. In 1952, in San Mateo, Calif., she married Robert Wendlandt, who survives. They moved to the Rogue Valley eight years ago from San Jose, Calif.
Mrs. Wendlandt was a waitress.
She enjoyed arts and crafts and traveling.
Friends may pay their respects from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Central Valley Cremation and Funeral Care, Central Point.

Burta Lavona Carter
Burta Lavona Carter, 70, of Medford, died Monday (July 30, 2001) at her home. Arrangements will be announced by Abbey Funeral, Medford.

John Ernst Martin
John Ernst Martin, 83, of Medford, died July 24, 2001, at his home. Arrangements will be announced by Southern Oregon Cremation Services, Inc., Grants Pass.

Pauline Oetinger
Pauline Oetinger, 76, of Medford, died Tuesday (July 31, 2001) at Ashley Manor, Medford. Arrangements will be announced by Conger-Morris Funeral Directors, Medford.

June Dorris Dragoo
June Dorris Dragoo, 72, of Ashland, died Monday (July 30, 2001) at Providence Medford Medical Center. Arrangements will be announced by Conger-Morris Funeral Directors, Medford.

Herman Weston Pearson
Herman Weston Pearson, 77, of Medford, died Monday (July 30, 2001) at Rogue Valley Medical Center. Arrangements will be announced by Perl Funeral Home, Medford.

Florence Christmas
The family and friends of Florence Christmas will gather at 11 a.m. today at the gazebo at Riverside Park in Grants Pass.
Mrs. Christmas, 81, of Grants Pass, died Sunday (Sept. 30, 2001) at Fairview Transitional Health Care Facility in Grants Pass.
She was born April 18, 1920, in London. In 1940, in London, she married Fred Christmas, who died in 1976. She moved to Grants Pass from London in 1986.
Survivors include a daughter, Janet Boar, Grants Pass; one grandson; and two great-grandchildren.
Arrangements: Grants Pass Funeral Alternatives.

Ruth Pearson Chilton
The graveside service for Ruth Pearson Chilton will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Hawthorne Memorial Gardens in Grants Pass. Pastor Bob Wood of Redwood Christian Church will officiate.
Mrs. Chilton, 87, of Grants Pass, died Saturday (Sept. 29, 2001) at an adult foster care in Grants Pass.
She was born Dec. 3, 1913, in Cleveland, the daughter of Otto and Mary Pearson. She graduated from East High School in Cleveland in 1932 as one of eight honor students initiated into the National Honor Society. On July 18, 1953, in Pacific Palisades, Calif., she married Alvin Chilton, who died in 1997. In 1955, they purchased property on the Rogue River near Galice, and began constructing Rogue Glen Lodge, which opened in 1958.
During World War II, Mrs. Chilton served as secretary to the communications engineer in Fairbanks, Alaska, then as secretary to the chief of the aircraft maintenance section in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. After moving to Los Angeles in 1946, she became the secretary of a world-famous economist, and became interested in architecture during the construction of his home. When the economist died, she was offered a job with the architect, and continued working in Los Angeles until her retirement in 1977. After her retirement, she concentrated on the Rogue Glen Lodge near Galice, which she and her husband had built.
Mrs. Chilton was a member of the Architectural Secretaries Association, and was awarded Lifetime Membership, both by the National and the Los Angeles Chapter, where she was a charter member. She was elected national treasurer in 1973 and 1976 and served on the national bylaws committee in 1974 and 1975, and as chairman in 1976 and 1977.
Survivors include two nephews, Bruce Pearson, Granada Hills, Calif., and Richard Pearson, Phoenix, Ariz.
Arrangements: Lundberg's L.B. Hall Funeral Home, Grants Pass.

Shirley Mae Downs
The memorial service for Shirley Mae Downs will be at 1 p.m. Friday at 3955 S. Stage Road, Medford.
Mrs. Downs, 62, of Medford, died Sunday (Sept. 30, 2001) at Providence Medford Medical Center.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, P.O. Box 4613, Portland, OR 97208-4613.
She was born Shirley Thompson on Dec. 9, 1938, in Klamath Falls, where she was raised and attended school. She received an associate's degree. In April 1963, in Klamath Falls, she married Raymond Downs, who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Downs was an accounts payable clerk in the technology field for many years, most recently for Watkins Johnson Company in Scotts Valley, Calif.
She enjoyed walking, line dancing and swimming.
Survivors include two sons, Dean, Oregon City, and Ricky, Milwaukie; her mother, Irene Thompson, Klamath Falls; a brother, Lee Thompson, Albany; and two grandchildren.
Arrangements: Rogue Valley Funeral Alternatives and Crematory.

Aidan James Phillips
The memorial service for Aidan James Phillips will be at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Medford Seventh-day Adventist Church on Greenwood Street. Pastor Dan McCulloch will officiate.
Aidan, infant son of Greg and Sandi Phillips of Medford, died Saturday (Sept. 29, 2001) at his home.
He was born Sept. 21, 2001, in Medford.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his maternal grandparents, Ed and Beverly Klein, Redland; his paternal grandparents, Randy and Jewel Phillips, Milton-Freewater; his great-grandparents, Eddie and Edna Phillips, Milton-Freewater; and his great-grandmother, Laura Rasmussen, Spangle, Wash.
Arrangements: Rogue Valley Funeral Alternatives and Crematory.

Jack 'Sandy' Snodgrass
Jack "Sandy" Snodgrass, 78, of Medford, died Sunday (Sept. 30, 2001) at Rogue Valley Manor Health Care Center. No service is planned.
He was born June 20, 1923, in Los Angeles.
Mr. Snodgrass was a teacher, administrator and consultant in the Palo Alto School District for 14 years. He also worked at the Oregon Forestry Department for one year and was a consultant for California Framework for Health Education, at the kindergarten through junior college levels. He moved to the Rogue Valley in 1996 from Palo Alto, Calif.
He served in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1942 to 1946.
Mr. Snodgrass enjoyed camping and beating drums.
Survivors include a daughter, Mary Lou Snodgrass, Chico, Calif.; a son, Scott Snodgrass, Mountain View, Calif.; and his longtime companion, Ruth Griffin, Medford. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary.
Arrangements: Rogue Valley Funeral Alternatives and Crematory.

Ella Ainsworth
Ella Ainsworth, 76, of Medford, died Sunday (Sept. 30, 2001) at Hearthstone. The memorial service will be held later.
She was born Oct. 24, 1924, in Noel, Mo., a daughter of Henry and Aza Toothaker. On Nov. 11, 1943, in Leavenworth, Kan., she married Calvin Ainsworth, who died in 1984. She moved to the Rogue Valley in 1990 from Louisiana.
Mrs. Ainsworth enjoyed crocheting and spending time with her family.
Survivors include two sons, Paul, Central Point, and Gene, Medford; a sister, Mazzie Edmundson, Ontario; and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Jack.
Arrangements: Abbey Funeral, Medford.

James Floyd Hodges
James Floyd Hodges, 47, of Grants Pass, died Sunday (Sept. 30, 2001) at his home after a long battle with multiple sclerosis. A private service was held at Chapel of the Valley Funeral Home in Grants Pass.
He was born Dec. 2, 1953, in Tillamook. He grew up in Grants Pass and graduated from Grants Pass High School in 1972.
Mr. Hodges was a plastering contractor prior to his illness.
He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War.
Mr. Hodges enjoyed softball, disc golf, hunting and spending time with his family.
Survivors include his wife, Marla Hodges, Grants Pass; a daughter, Jade Hodges, Eugene; a son Gabriel, Eugene; a stepson, Christopher Cooke, Grants Pass; his mother, Dolores Hodges, Grants Pass; and two sisters, Diana Ireland, Central Point, and Connie Winningham, Jacksonville.
Arrangements: Chapel of the Valley Funeral Home, Grants Pass.


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