Miscellaneous Linn County, Oregon Obituaries


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Summer Emasuellenlucill Miller
Baby Summer Miller, daughter of Charles and Shari (Parker) Miller of Lebanon, was stillborn April 21, 2001, at Lebanon Community Hospital.
Graveside services were held Tuesday at Lewis Cemetery in Sweet Home.
Survivors other than her parents are a brother, Duston Christopher Miller-Parker; a sister, Kaytlyn Miller; grandparents Dave and Mary Parker, of Lacomb, and Larry and Nancy Miller, of Albany; great-grandparents Sam and Irene Parker, of Sweet Home, Elizabeth and Bob Shafer, of Brooks, Ore., and Ellen Jeffries, of Lacomb; aunts and uncles Shelly and Tye Caudill, of Sweet Home, Kim and William Greiner, of Albany, and Jason and RonnieJo Miller, of Albany.
Huston-Jost Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Ruby K. Barger
Ruby K. Barger, 80, of Lebanon, died Thursday, June 7 [2001], at Villa Cascade Care Center.
On Thursday, June 14, graveside services were held at the Lebanon I.O.O.F. Cemetery and memorial services were held at the Lebanon First Presbyterian Church.
She was born Sept. 14, 1920, in Lebanon, the daughter of Julius and Katharine (Dyck) Essig. She graduated from Lebanon High School in 1937. She lived in Portland and Arizona a short time before returning to Lebanon. She worked for the Lebanon First National Bank (currently Wells Fargo Bank) from 1945 until retirement in 1973. She married Linly "Bill" Barger on Oct. 6, 1946, in Lebanon. He died on May 17, 1996.
She was a member of the Lebanon First Presbyterian Church and served as church treasurer for many years. She was a member of the Lebanon Business and Professional Women and Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary.
She is survived by her sister, Gladys Sanderson, of Roseburg, and numerous nieces and nephews. A brother, Boyd Essig, and a sister, Julia Laas, died before her.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Lebanon First Presbyterian Church. They may be directed to Huston-Jost Funeral Home, 86 W. Grant St., Lebanon, OR 97355.

Edwin A. Buky
Edwin A. Buky, 75, of Lebanon, died on Tuesday, Nov. 6 [2001], at Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis.
Private services were held at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland. Huston-Jost Funeral Home handled the arrangements.
He was born on Feb. 9, 1926, in Kansas City, Mo., the son of Joseph and Franke (Hamilton) Buky. He was raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, and then moved to Idaho Falls, Idaho, where he attended high school.
He enlisted in the United States Navy when he was 18 years old. He participated in the construction of the Tillamook Blimp Base. He served in the Pacific on the USNTC Farragnt, USS Goshen, and the USS Aldria. He was discharged from service as a Quarter Master 3/c, in 1946.
He married Barbara Johnson in 1951. They had five children.
He received a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Missouri in 1957. He studied one year of Business Administration at the University of Idaho, and later received a post-graduate degree from Columbia University in New York.
He lived in Salt Lake City, Utah, for 22 years.
He recently moved to Lebanon to be near children and grandchildren.
He is survived by sons Jeffery Buky of Midvale, Utah, and Kyle Buky of Florence; daughters Kimberly Tansek of Monroe, Mich., Pamela Morgan of Lebanon, Karyn Soma of Bend; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

William F. "Bill" Peden
William F. "Bill" Peden, 75, of Junction City died on Saturday, June 8 [2002] of cancer.
A memorial service will be held June 15 at Junction City High School's William Peden Field. Murphy Musgrove Nursing Home handled arrangements.
Peden was born Sept. 19, 1926, in Myrtle Point the son of Chet and Agnes (Tripp) Peden. He spent his summers in Coast Range logging camps, where his father was a logger and his mother worked in the cookhouse. As a teenager, he herded cattle on a ranch near Powers. He graduated from Lebanon High School in 1945.
After serving in the U.S. Air Force from 1945 to 1947, Peden married Elizabeth "Betty" Irvine, his high school sweetheart, on June 15, 1947. He attended Oregon State University, where he played football and earned a master's degree in education.
Peden was hired as a teacher and coach at Junction City High School in 1952. He spent nearly half a century teaching at the school, regularly substituting in classrooms even after his 1990 retirement. This spring, agriculture students voted him an honorary member of Junction City High School's Future Farmers of America Chapter.
Peden was best known for his 32 years as a coach. When he retired, the football field was renamed in his honor.
He was an elder at First Christian Church and a member of the Lion's Club, the Oregon High School Coaches Association, and the Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association.
He is survived by his wife, Betty; daughters Vickie Swan and Pam Peden, both of Junction City; son Jeff of Hillsboro; daughter Barbara Hyne of Walterville; and four grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Bill Peden Memorial Stadium Fund (for stadium renovation) at Pacific Continental Bank or to the Bill Peden Athletic Scholarship Fund at Junction City High School (to pay athletic participation fees for needy students).

Dorothy Marguerite (Brown) Graham
Dorothy Marguerite (Brown) Graham, 89, of Lebanon, died on Saturday, Oct. 26 [2002], at Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. today, Oct. 30, at Huston-Jost Funeral Home. Her ashes will be buried beside her husband at the Lebanon I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
She was born May 2, 1913, in Kelso, Wash., the daughter of Harry B. and Marguerite Blanch (Wilkinson) Brown.
On Feb. 22, 1936, she married Harry William Graham in Longview, Wash. They moved to Lebanon in 1954, when Mr. Graham became the general manager of Western Veneer and Plywood Mill, Griggs Division. He died on July 1, 1992.
She lived the last nine years at The Oaks at Lebanon.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Lebanon.
Mrs. Brown is survived by her brother, Robert Carl Brown of Longview, Wash.; sister Winefred "Ferdie" Edith Chandler of Kelso, Wash.; children Carol Magnuson of Dallas, Gregory Graham of Yuca Valley, Calif., and Jane Cookson of Lebanon; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Her brother, Frank Harry Brown, died before her.

Margaret Vietta Lee
Margaret Vietta Lee, 88, of Lebanon, died on Friday, June 15 [2001].
Funeral services were held on Thursday, June 21, at the Lebanon First Assembly of God. Final interment followed at Liberty Cemetery in Sweet Home.
She was born on Dec. 24, 1912, in Eugene, the daughter of Charles and Beatrice (Willcutt) Chappelle. She married Anton Heel. They owned a fish buying business in Reedsport. Anton Heel is deceased.
She married Melvin George Lee on Jan. 22, 1971, in Newport. They lived in Newport before moving to the Lebanon-Waterloo area in 1979.
She owned and managed properties in Reedsport, Newport and Portland. She also owned Margaret's Marine Way and fishing boat repair shop.
She was a member of the Lebanon First Assembly of God and Reedsport Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary.
She is survived by her husband, Melvin, of Waterloo; sister Irene Rosier of Coos Bay; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. A son, David Walker, sisters Katherine Gutlefsen and Beatrice Halladay and brothers Gerald Chappelle, Maurice Chappelle and Saul Chappelle died before her.

Cheryl Lynn Nelson
Cheryl Lynn Nelson, 41, of Lebanon, died Wednesday, July 4 [2001].
Memorial services will be held at 7 p.m., today, July 11, at the Workman and Steckly Funeral Chapel, 1443 Long St., Sweet Home. A gathering at the Vets Club will follow the services.
She was born on Oct. 7, 1959, in Burbank, Calif. She moved to Sweet Home in 1969 and graduated from high school there in 1977. She lived in several places, but has lived in Lebanon since the mid 1990s. She was part owner of the Grant Street Auction Yard in Lebanon.
She is survived by her mother, Sandra J. Nipp of Sweet Home; daughters Tranell Nelson of Dallas and Miranda Nelson of Lebanon; sons Ryan Lent and Brandon Lent, both of Ketchikan, Alaska; sisters Linda McLellan of Portland and Jaylene McLellan and Gaylene McLellan, both of Albany; brother Eric McLellan of Albany; a grandson; and companion and business partner Dave Garrett of Lebanon.

Rachel Elaine Johnson
Rachel Elaine Johnson, 83, of Lebanon died Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2000, at her home.
A memorial service was held on Saturday, Sept. 9 at the Lebanon United Methodist Church with Pastor Kate Conolly officiating. A private interment was held at the Lebanon I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
Johnson was born Oct. 27, 1916, in Lyle, Wash., the daughter of Otis and Mary (Barricklow) Buell. She lived in Lyle for several years until moving to Hermiston in 1926. She graduated from Hermiston High School in 1933. She moved to Portland and worked as an elevator girl for Meier and Frank. She married Wilson Johnson in Longview, Wash. on July 2, 1938. They moved to Silverton in 1954 where they lived until 1951. In 1951, they moved to Lebanon where she resided until her death.
Johnson was a member of the Lebanon United Methodist Church. She was an avid swimmer, enjoyed traveling and spending time with her grandchildren.
Johnson was preceded in death by her husband, Wilson, in 1995, her son Keith Allen Johnson in 1993 and a sister, Dorothy Buell Dixon, in 1965.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Don Nielsen of Junction City; brothers Harold Buell of Portland, Alfred Buell of Salem and Clayton Buell of Vancouver, Wash.; and three grandchildren, Katrina, Erik and Kyle Nielsen of Junction City.
The family requests that memorial contributions be sent to the United Methodist Church or the Lebanon pool and directed to the Huston-Jost Funeral Home, 86 W. Grant St., Lebanon, OR 97355.

Sylvia B. Davenport
Sylvia B. Davenport, 74, of Lebanon, died on Sunday, June 10 [2001], at Lebanon Community Hospital.
Funeral services were held on Friday, June 15, at Huston-Jost Funeral Home. Burial followed at the Lebanon I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
She was born on Aug. 23, 1926, in Japton, Ark., the daughter of Adam and Maggie (Miller) Drain. She married Albert Davenport on Sept. 4, 1943, in Japton, Ark. They moved to Oregon in 1947 and have lived in the Lebanon area since.
She was a member of the Albany Church of Christ, the American Legion Auxiliary and the Roving Elks Club.
She is survived by her husband, Albert, of Lebanon; sons George Eugene and Lowell Dean Davenport, both of Lebanon; brothers Vernon of Nevada, L.D. of Arkansas and Ted of Dallas; sisters Goldie Gleason of McMinnville and Esther Barber of Salem; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. A brother, Carl, died in 1953.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Lebanon Community Hospital. They may be directed to Huston-Jost Funeral Home, 86 W. Grant St., Lebanon, OR 97355.

Joan Authelva Powell
Joan Authelva Powell, 73, of Lebanon, died Saturday, Nov. 10 [2001], at her home.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Lebanon Evangelical Church on Vine and Park streets. Burial followed at Powell Cemetery in Berlin.
She was born Aug. 10, 1928, in Lebanon, the daughter of Fred G. and Leoda (Grebe) Voegelein. She was a lifelong resident of Lebanon.
She graduated from Lebanon High School and attended Cascade College. She graduated from Oregon College of Education with a Bachelor of Arts degree, and received her Masters in Education from Oregon State University. She was an elementary teacher in the Sweet Home District for 32 years in first to seventh grade. She also taught special reading and was an elementary school counselor.
She married David C. Powell on Aug. 22, 1947, in Lebanon.
She was a member of the Lebanon Evangelical Church, provided flower arrangements weekly and served as the church organist/pianist.
After retirement, she and her husband made 20 trips to mission fields in 12 foreign countries.
She is survived by her husband; sons and daughters-in-law D.J. and Laura of Lebanon and Dan and Marsy of Turner; sister Kathryn Mesloh of Central Point; and seven grandchildren.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Lebanon Evangelical Church for Grebe Hope Mission in India, which is a result of her mother's missionary work. They may be directed to Huston-Jost Funeral Home, 86 W. Grant St., Lebanon, OR 97355.

Herman A. Osterman
Herman A. Osterman, 85, of Lebanon, died Sunday, Oct. 27 [2002], at Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31, at St. Edwards Catholic Church with Father Paul Maher, O.M.I., officiating. Burial will follow at Lebanon I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
He was born Feb. 5, 1917, in Windthorst, Texas, the son of Henry and Veronica (Schriber) Osterman. He was raised in Windthorst.
Mr. Osterman joined the U.S. Army and served four years during World War II. Following his discharge, he returned to Windthorst.
On July 10, 1945, he married Katherine Lindeman, in Windthorst. They moved to Lebanon, where they have lived since. She died Sept. 1, 1998.
He worked for Champion International Plywood for 35 years before retiring in 1980.
He was a member of St. Edwards Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus and the American Legion Santiam Post No. 51.
Mr. Osterman is survived by daughters Fran Sperle of Lebanon, Bernie Lee of Cocoa, Fla., and Barbara Cordoza of Lebanon; sons Edward Osterman of Lake Oswego and Harold Osterman of Vancouver, Wash.; brothers Jerome, Albert and Henry Osterman, all of Windthorst, and Paul Osterman of Lebanon; sisters Martha Wachsman of Windthorst, Texas, and Henrietta Bullinger of Henrietta, Texas; nine grandchildren; and three step-grandchildren.
Son David Osterman, sister Caroline Zotz and brother Lambert Osterman died before him.
Memorial contributions may be made to Doernbecher Children's Hospital or St. Edwards Catholic Church Scholarship Fund. They may be directed to Huston-Jost Funeral Home, 86 W. Grant St., Lebanon, OR 97355.

Carl E. Roth
Carl E. Roth, 72, of Lebanon, died on Thursday, Dec. 26 [2002], at Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital.
A memorial service was held on December 30 at Tangent Community Church. A private interment took place at Lebanon I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
He was born Feb. 14, 1930, in Nebraska City, Neb., the son of Edward and Anna (Sink) Roth. He moved from Nebraska City to Lebanon at the age of eleven.
Mr. Roth served in the U.S. Navy for one year.
On Nov. 22, 1950, he married Dorothy Train in Lebanon.
He worked for Corvallis Plywood for 16 years and at the same time he worked as a self-employed general contractor. He built more than 45 homes as well as several commercial buildings. He built the Twin Cedars Mobile Home Park in Lebanon, the WiNeMa Christian Camp at Cloverdale and numerous residential homes for the forest service.
Mr. Roth is survived by his wife, Dorothy, of Lebanon; daughters Connie Pruitt of St. Francisville, La., and Bonnie Violi of Carlsbad, Calif.; son Alan Roth of Stayton; brother Dale Roth of Salem; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Tangent Community Church. They may be directed to Huston-Jost Funeral Home, 86 W. Grant St., Lebanon, OR 97355.

Jacqueline McIntyre
Feb. 20, 1933 - March 15, 2000
Jacqueline "Jacque" McIntyre, 67, of Albany died Wednesday at home.
She was born in Doran, Minn., the daughter of Harvey and Edna (Christianson) Deal. She graduated in 1951 in Minnesota from Breckenridge High School and attended Oregon State.
She married Robert K. McIntyre Oct. 19, 1952, in Sweet Home. They moved to Albany in 1961.
Mrs. McIntyre was an office manager for Willamette Industries before she retired in 1991. She belonged Faith Lutheran Church and Chapter E.Z. of P.E.O.
She was a volunteer for Linn County CASA which provides help for abused and neglected children in the juvenile court system. She served on the Junior Citizen Committee and the Albany Schools Foundation.
Surviving are husband Robert; sons Bob of Portland and Scott of Vass, N.C.; daughter Jan Reece of Salem; brother Don Deal of Lebanon; and four grandchildren.
Brothers Rodney and Robin Deal preceded her in death.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Fisher Funeral Home, with Pastor Laurie Lofsvold officiating. A reception at Faith Lutheran Church will follow.
Contributions in Mrs. McIntyre's memory may be made to the P.E.O. Educational Fund or Scholar Awards; to the American Cancer Society; or to Faith Lutheran Church. They may be sent in care of Fisher Funeral Home, P.O. Box 156, Albany, Ore. 97321.

G. `Jerry' Beemer
June 8, 1917 - March 18, 2000
Garold "Jerry" Beemer, 82, of Albany died Saturday at home.
Mr. Beemer was born in Lyons, Neb., the son of A.H. and Myrtle (Loftis) Beemer. He moved to Oregon in 1929 and worked in road construction most of his life.
He was a longtime member of the Operating Engineers Union, Local No. 701.
Mr. Beemer married Eleanor Lent 57 years ago. She survives.
Also surviving are son Kenneth of Lincoln City; daughters Geraldine Bailey of Lebanon, and Florance Ingves of Bremerton, Wash.; and brothers Wesley of Lebanon and Joseph of Portland. There are five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Son Lee and brothers Harold, Sidney and Clifford Beemer preceded him in death.
At Mr. Beemer's request, there will be no public services. Huston-Jost Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Contributions in his name may be made to Evergreen Hospice, in care of Huston-Jost Funeral Home, 86 W. Grant St., Lebanon, Ore. 97355.

Roderick `Rod' Brenneman Jr.
April 23, 1943 - March 18, 2000
Roderick "Rod" Lee Brenneman Jr., 56, of Albany died Saturday at home following an apparent heart attack.
Mr. Brenneman was born in Lebanon and lived in Corvallis, where he attended schools. He graduated from Heston Mennonite High School in Heston, Kan., attended Heston Mennonite College for two years, and returned to Oregon to attend Oregon State University.
Mr. Brenneman worked for his father at Georgia Pacific Plywood at Camp Adair.
He married Dianne Harris Feb. 15, 1964, in Albany. They lived in Springfield before moving to Albany in 1965. They lived briefly in San Francisco, while he attended and graduated from San Francisco College of Mortuary Science.
Mr. Brenneman had started his funeral services apprenticeship in Springfield and continued it at AAsum Funeral Home in Albany. After graduating from college and receiving his license as a funeral director and embalmer, he continued to work for AAsum's through 1979. While an apprentice, he had worked for Lemons Millwork as well.
In 1980 he started Brenneman Construction, building homes until 1983. He then went to work for State Savings and Loan, which became Freedom Federal Savings and Loan and, later, Washington Federal Savings & Loan.
Mr. Brenneman was corporation vice president for Washington Federal Savings & Loan. He worked in the banking business until 1997, when he went to work for Action Mortgage. In 1999 he became a partner and part owner of Westridge Investment, where he was employed at the time of his death.
He was active in the Albany First Assembly of God. and served on the Albany City Planning Commission for many years. Active at one time in the Albany Jaycees, he had served as vice president of the Timber Carnival.
Surviving are wife Dianne; sons Kristopher and Andrew, both of Albany; daughter Lynn Villemyer of Washougal, Wash.; parents Roderick Sr. and Audrey Brenneman of Corvallis; brother Tom of Salem; sister Billie Williamson of Seal Rock; and two grandchildren.
Visitation will be until 5 p.m. today at AAsum Funeral Home. A celebration of Mr. Brenneman's life will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the First Assembly of God, 2817 Santiam Highway S.E., Albany. Pastor Lew Shelton will officiate.
Contributions may be made to the Assembly of God Memorial Fund in Rod Brenneman's name.

Neal Harley Clausing
July 22, 1937 - March 19, 2000
Neal Harley Clausing, 62, of Albany died Sunday.
He was born in Portland, the son of Oscar and Violet (Klueber) Clausing. He grew up and finished school in Portland, and joined the Army. After serving in Germany, he returned to Portland and worked as a produce clerk for Fred Meyer.
He married Nickie Jensen Jan. 23, 1959, in Vancouver, Wash. They moved to Oregon City in 1972, to Lincoln City in 1979, to Corvallis in 1984, and to Albany in 1993.
Mr. Clausing worked in Oregon City for United Grocers Warehouse. In Lincoln City he owned Sea Echo Motel and later the Nidden Hof Motel.
After a year of retirement, Mr. Clausing went to work at the produce section at Safeway in Corvallis. He retired from Safeway in 1996.
He enjoyed gardening, fishing, walking and camping.
Surviving are wife Nickie; sons Scott of Lincoln City and Robert of Phoenix, Ariz.; brother Oliver of Gresham; and sisters Grace Hurl, Janet Hildenbrand and Karen Pagh, all of Portland, and Ruby McCormick of Vancouver, Wash. There are two grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by brother Gordon.
At Mr. Clausing's request, there will be no public services. AAsum Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Kenneth W. Fisher
March 30, 1932 - March 17, 2000
CORVALLIS - Kenneth Ward Fisher, 67, of Corvallis died Friday at home.
He was born in Los Angeles, Calif., the son of William Kenneth and Artie Washington (Ward) Fisher. He enlisted in the Navy in 1951 and attended airplane electrician school in Florida. He was discharged in 1955.
Mr. Fisher worked for Douglas Aircraft as a flight test electrician at Edwards Air Force Base in Lancaster, Calif. He left the aircraft industry to work in the wrecking yard business in Gardena, Calif.
In 1971 he settled in Corvallis; he opened Ken Fisher Auto and Truck Repair in 1982.
He especially enjoyed working around his property and working on son Tony's drag-race car. He liked guns.
Mr. Fisher was married Oct. 4, 1959, in Las Vegas, and his wife, Diana, survives.
Also surviving are sons John Stimson of Bend, Tony Fisher of Corvallis and Terry Fisher of Edmond, Okla.; daughters Constrance Gable of Lebanon and Dina Stephes of Portland; brothers Gary of Carson, Calif., Larry of Paso Robles, Calif., and Don of Buelton, Calif.; and sisters Arlys Magana of Carson, Calif., and Teri Edwards of Pahrump, Nev. There are nine grandchildren.
A private, family service will be scheduled later. Contributions in his name may be made to Benton Hospice Service Inc. or the American Cancer Society. They may be sent in care of DeMoss-Durdan Garden Chapel, 815 N.W. Buchanan Ave., Corvallis, Ore. 97330.

Violet L. Haight
March 14, 1905 - March 18, 2000
Violet L. Haight, 95, of Albany died Saturday at Albany Care Center.
She was born in Clarksville, Texas, the daughter of Jason William and Serepty Malena (Meyers) Moore, and grew up in Texas. She moved to Redlands, Calif., in 1943 to Smith River, Calif., in 1943, and to Albany in 1995.
Mrs. Haight had worked as a bookkeeper and telephone operator. She retired from the Smith River branch of the Post Office in 1970.
She was a very active member of the Smith River Methodist Church. She liked to knit, crochet and garden.
Surviving are sisters Bettie Mello of Albany, Delia Geier of Huntington Beach, Calif., Lenolia Ewing of Oceanside, Calif., and Opie Hodges of Fly, Nev. There are three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by son Robert Hinkle, daughter Daisy Zeyak, and three sisters.
There will be no local services. A memorial service will be scheduled later at the United Methodist Church in Smith River, Calif. Fisher Funeral Home of Albany is handling arrangements.

Mary Tuchek-Muller
May 1, 1906 - March 20, 2000
Mary M. Tuchek-Muller, 93, of Albany died Monday.
She was born in Lawn, Neb., and spent almost all her life in the Scio and Albany areas.
She was married to Ed Tuchek in 1928, and they had a farm near North Albany. Mr. Tuchek preceded her in death.
She married Wesley Muller in 1985, and he died in 1988.
Mrs. Tuchek-Muller enjoyed gardening and sewing.
She is survived by nephew Charles Posvar of Scio and many other nephews and nieces.
Private burial will be at Willamette Memorial Park in Millersburg. Weddle Funeral Home of Stayton is handling arrangements.
Contributions in Mrs. Tuchek-Muller's name may be made to the Arthritis Foundation.

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