|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.
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
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
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 , at
Good Samaritan Hospital. He was 80. DeMoss-Durdan Garden Chapel is in charge
Ava Lindy Gilder
Ava Lindy Gilder of, daughter of Bryan and Suzanne Gilder of Albany,
was stillborn Thursday, Aug. 7 , 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 ,
in a Corvallis nursing home. He was 85. No service is planned. McHenry
Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Margaret B. Stewart of Corvallis died Tuesday, Feb. 6 .
She was 84. DeMoss-Durdan Garden Chapel is in charge of arrangements.