Miscellaneous Lincoln County, Oregon Obituaries

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Gerda F. Brown
Sept. 1, 1902 - Aug. 2, 2001
Gerda Fredricka Brown of Albany died Thursday, Aug. 2, at Albany Care Center. She was 98.
She was born in Shelby, Neb., to John Kelly and Elizabeth Hasselbach Barnett. She married Ralph Leroy Brown Sr. in 1921. They moved to Oregon during the 1940s. He died in 1948. After many years working as a cook at Oregon State University's West Dining Hall she retired in 1967. In her retirement, she continued to cook for Alpha Omicron Pi sorority. She was also a caregiver for the elderly.
She had been a member of Jehovah's Witnesses since 1954 in Corvallis and Albany. Among her interests were cooking, gardening, quilting, renovating antique sewing machines, knitting, crocheting and raising African violets. She loved children.
Survivors include three daughters-in-law; many grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her brothers and sisters; and her five children, Helen M. Simmons, Ralph L. Brown Jr., Ray A. Brown, Nancy C. Cooper and Noel D. Brown; and three grandchildren.
A private family farewell and burial was held Friday, Aug. 3, at Willamette Memorial Park, Albany. Memorial donations can be made to the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York Inc. in care of DeMoss-Durdan Garden Chapel, 815 N.W. Buchanan Ave., Corvallis, OR 97330.

Lillian Henderson
Feb. 20, 1921 - Feb. 4, 2001
Lillian Inez Eddleman Henderson of Albany died Sunday at Albany Care Center. She was 79.
Born to John and Aileen Taylor Eddleman in Keystone, Okla., she graduated from high school in Springdale, Ark., and from nurse's training at Sparks Memorial Hospital, Fort Smith, Ark. She entered the Navy in 1943 and was a lieutenant in the Nurse Corps, stationed at San Diego Naval Hospital before transferring to the Bremerton Naval Hospital where she met her future husband. She married John L. Henderson June 20, 1946, in Bend. They lived in Portland until moving to Albany in 1948. She worked as a registered nurse in Albany, starting at the old Albany Hospital and continuing when the new hospital was built in 1967. She also worked at the Lebanon Hospital and later at Albany Care Center, which was Sunset Manor at that time. She retired during the mid-1980s. She and her husband had several books published and they became owners of the Millennium 500 Publishing Co. They also conducted Christian retreats in Oregon and Washington.
She was a member of Salem Restoration Branch Church. She enjoyed oil painting, rock hounding, fishing, and camping.
Survivors include her husband; son, Kenneth of Portland; daughter, Estelle Henderson of Albany; brothers, Charles of Bonners Ferry, Idaho, and James of Albany; sister, Shirley Hackert of Sacramento, Calif.; six grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
A service will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at Fisher Funeral Home.
Memorial donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Association in care of Fisher Funeral Home, 306 Washington St. S.W., Albany, OR 97321.

Kurt E. Singletary
July 11, 1946 - July 27, 2001
Kurt Eric Singletary of Albany died July 27 at Good Samaritan Hospital. He was 55.
He was born in San Rafael, Calif., to Robert Earl and Mildred Berniece Hartman Singletary. He was raised and educated in the Napa Valley and moved to Oregon during the mid-1970s. He lived in several mid-valley communities before settling in Albany in 1985. He was a professional cook and former owner of the Farmer's Kitchen in Alsea. He had cooked for the Oregon State Hospital and Oregon State University, and at the time of his death, he was employed as a Class II cook at Valsetz Dining Hall, Western Oregon University.
He was a member of the Albany First Evangelical Church, SEIU Local 503 and Oregon Public Employees Union Local 82. He enjoyed hot rods, writing stories, sunsets, cooking and working with students.
Survivors include his wife, Kathleen of Albany; sons, Michael and Justin Holloway of Albany, Jerry and Keith Singletary of Napa, Calif., and Allen Willis of Sonoma, Calif.; daughters, Amanda Holloway of Albany, Sheri Pettit of Fairfield, Calif., and Karon Singletary of Sonoma; and 11 grandchildren.
A celebration of life will begin at 4 p.m. Saturday, 
Sept. 1, at Pistol River Cemetery, Pistol River. Memorial donations can be made to the American Cancer Society or Albany First Evangelical Church in care of DeMoss-Durdan Garden Chapel, 815 N.W. Buchanan Ave., Corvallis, OR 97330.

Olivet M. Seats
April 3, 1926 - Feb. 2, 2001
Olivet M. Seats of Albany died Friday in Albany as the result of an auto accident. She was 74.
Born to Charles and Eltana Allen in Norwalk, Calif., she had lived in Albany many years. She was very active in service and leadership in the World Wide Church of God, in Albany.
She was a member of the O.K. Chorale vocal ensemble, singing at area churches and at the state capitol once a year. She also worked for the Gleaners and took foot to shut-ins.
Survivors include her sons, Dale and Jerry, both of Madisonville, Ky.; daughters, Dee Spicer of Halstead, Kan., and Christie Wright of Wichita, Kan.; brother, Jacque Allen of Yucaipa, Calif.; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Seats; and a sister.
A service will begin at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, at AAsum Funeral Home. Wayne Mitchell of the World Wide Church of God will officiate.

Darrell A. Kahl
Jan. 8, 1935 - Aug. 5, 2001
Darrell A. Kahl of Waldport, formerly of Corvallis, died Sunday of cancer. He was 66.
He was born in Grants Pass to Arthur and Netta Criswell Kahl. He graduated from Marshfield High School in 1953 and from the University of Oregon in 1959. He had worked as a commercial plan examiner for the cities of Eugene, where he lived from 1955 to 1986, and Corvallis, where he lived from 1986 until this year.
He married Zira M. Olney Sept. 5, 1953, in Riverside, Calif.
He was a member of the Albany Pistol Club, International Commercial Builders Association, and a genealogical society. His interests were sailing, pistols and buildings.
Survivors include his wife; son, Kevin of Portland; daughter, Jurinda Kahl of Ridgefield, Wash.; and two grandchildren.
A private service will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at Poole-Larsen Funeral Chapel, Waldport. Memorial donations can be made to the American Brain Tumor Association, 2720 River Road, Des Plaines, IL 60018-4110.

Kenneth M. Coon
Kenneth M. Coon of Corvallis died Monday, Feb. 5 [2001], at Good Samaritan Hospital. He was 80. DeMoss-Durdan Garden Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Ava Lindy Gilder
Ava Lindy Gilder of, daughter of Bryan and Suzanne Gilder of Albany, was stillborn Thursday, Aug. 7 [2001], at Good Samaritan Hospital.
A service will begin at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 10, at Jefferson Baptist Church. Fisher Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Albert T. Kannus
Albert Tenho Kannus of Corvallis died Monday, Feb. 5 [2001], in a Corvallis nursing home. He was 85. No service is planned. McHenry Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Margaret Stewart
Margaret B. Stewart of Corvallis died Tuesday, Feb. 6 [2001]. She was 84. DeMoss-Durdan Garden Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


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