Miscellaneous Lincoln County, Oregon Obituaries


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Margaret Lawrence
Margaret Lawrence, 87, of Waldport died May 13, 2000. 
She was born in Chicago, Ill. on June 28, 1912. 
She played flute in her high school marching band and in the Chicago Symphony. She worked at John Crerar Library in Chicago. 
She married Gordon H. Lawrence on July 1, 1940. They settled in Denver, Colo., in 1945. He preceded her in death in 1991. 
She worked for the Colorado Division of Mines as office manager for 33 years. She was an active member of Park Hill United Methodist Church. After retiring, she enjoyed volunteer work. She moved to Waldport in 1996, where she volunteered at the senior meal site. 
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Karen Lawrence and Robert Rubin of Waldport; grandsons Zak Dillon of Fort Irwin, Calif., and Pete and Joe Dillon, both of Eugene; and a brother, Glenn Griffith of North Carolina. 
Disposition is by cremation. The family suggests remembrances be made to a local humane society.

William Wissmath
William Ronald Wissmath, 81, of Lincoln City died June 10, 2000. 
He was born April 30, 1919 to Lute and Adeline Wissmath. 
He married Helen Shoemake. She preceded him in death on Nov. 13, 1987. 
Survivors include his sons, David Wissmath of San Jose, Calif., and Ronald Wissmath of Lincoln City; daughters June Byrne of Medford, Ruth Fowler of Lincoln City, and Dotti Whitlow of Newberg; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. 
A private family service is planned at a later date. Pacific View Memorial Chapel of Lincoln City is serving the family.

Bertha McCart
Bertha Leola McCart of Brookings, 88, died Sept. 27, 2000 at Newport Rehabilitation and Specialty Care Center. 
She was born April 17, 1922, in Tidewater to James Barclay and Virginia Stouder. 
She graduated from Waldport High School and attended the former Western Oregon State College, Monmouth. 
She married Earl McCart in Corvallis in 1942. He died in 1947. 
She was a food manager for fraternity houses and various other places. 
She was a member of First Christian Church. She enjoyed sewing, stitchery, crocheting, knitting, and making quilts. 
She is survived by her daughters Maxine Myers of Tillamook, Christine Roberts of Mexico, Carolyn Eckrode of Tacoma, Wash., and Shirley Warthen of Marysville, Wash.; a son, George McCart of Prineville; brothers Lee Barclay and Everett Barclay of Tidewater and Carl Barclay of California; a sister, Eva Noble of Hebo; seven grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. 
A memorial service will take place at 1 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Presbyterian Church in Waldport.

Adolph Tronson
Adolph Tronson, 72, of Lincoln City, died Feb. 7, 2001 in Lincoln City. 
He was born Jan. 29, 1929 in Toledo. 
He served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany. He graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in mathematics, and taught undergraduate mathematics at that school. 
Mr. Tronson was a charter member of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians. 
He was predeceased by his wife, Betty Hicks, in 1996. 
He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Crystal Ann Baker-Martin and Antonne Martin of Lincoln City; grandchildren Florieene Hutchinson, Robert Hutchinson, Gary Hutchinson Jr., Madeline Meza, Junior Gonzalez, Rocky Gonzalez, and Manuel Meza; and great-grandchildren Angel Hutchinson, Angel Joy Hutchinson, Edi Hutchinson, Gloria Hutchinson, Sylvia Hutchinson, and Daniel Shadowbear. 
A memorial service takes place at noon today (Friday) at the Siletz Tribal Center. Interment will be at Paul Washington Cemetery in Siletz.

Marie Waddell
Marie Waddell, 88, of Otis, died April 21, 2001 in Lincoln City. 
She was born Dec. 14, 1912 in O'Neil, Neb., to Harry and Mary Christian Roseler. 
She is survived by her husband, Maynard Waddell, of Otis. 
Burial was at Oretown Cemetery in Oretown.

Robert Grantham
Robert George Grantham, 77, of Newport died of natural causes on June 20, 2001. 
He was born in Pawnee County, Okla., on July 20, 1923. 
He served in the Air Force for 27 years, and was a member of the Ham Radio Club. 
He married Lois Underwood in Topeka, Kansas on March 3, 1964. 
He is survived by his wife, Lois Grantham of Newport. His son, Robin Grantham, preceded him in death. 
No services are planned. Disposition is by cremation. Bateman Funeral Home of Newport handled the arrangements.

Dorothy Gould
Dorothy Marie Gould, 81, died July 31, 2002 in Newport of complications from liver cancer. 
She was born Dec. 8, 1920 in Portland. 
She was a graduate of Athena High School and St. Mary's Hospital School of Nursing, Walla Walla, Wash. 
She worked as a registered nurse at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Walla Walla, Wash., for 31 years. After her retirement, she moved to Newport, where she had lived for the past 27 years. 
She was a member of the First Baptist Church. 
She was an avid bowler and enjoyed walking on the beach. 
Survivors include several cousins. 
Visitation is set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday at Bateman Funeral Home, Newport. Interment is at noon Aug. 8 at Athena Cemetery, with viewing that morning at Burns Mortuary in Pendleton. Contributions may be sent to Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospice or the First Baptist Church. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Bateman Funeral Home.

Clara Wolverton
Clara V. Wolverton, 83, of Corvallis died Dec. 21, 2002 at Corvallis Manor. 
She was born Oct. 26, 1919 in Bloomington, Ill., to Emma (Reeves) and Luther Winkler. 
She married Homer O. "Jim" Wolverton on April 24, 1937 in Liberty, Ind. They were married for 54 years. He preceded her in death in 1991. 
They lived in Ohio and Oregon. She was a resident of Newport and Siletz. 
For the past seven years, she lived in Corvallis with her son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Sue Wolverton. 
Survivors include a sister, Dorothy Clark of Fairfield, Ohio; and three nieces, Linda Oberdorf, Pam Cornelius, and Jenny Green, all of Fairfield, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Woodrow "Buddy" Winkler. 
A memorial ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Rose Hill Chapel, 980 NW Washington Blvd., Hamilton, Ohio. The Rev. Ed Beck will officiate. She will be buried next to her husband in the Masonic section of Rose Hill Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Children's Farm Home, 4455 NE Highway 20, Corvallis, Ore. 97330. Aasum Funeral Home of Albany is handling the arrangements.

Clifford Wirfs
Clifford Wesley Wirfs, 82, of Corvallis, died Feb. 13, 2001 in Corvallis. 
He was born Aug. 18, 1918 in Dayton to Peter and Mary Oliphant Wirfs. 
He graduated from Dayton High School in 1936 and as a journeyman mechanic in diesel engineering from Adcox Trade School in Portland in 1939. 
He served in the U.S. Navy as a CPO in World War II. 
He married Mary Louise Boesel on Aug. 23, 1947 in Albany. Following his discharge from military service in 1945, he attended Oregon State University, Corvallis, and graduated with a bachelor of science degree in agriculture in 1953 and a master of arts in education in 1966. 
From 1953 to 1966, he taught at Yamhill High School in the agriculture department. While at Yamhill High School, he was involved with the Future Farmers of America. 
From 1960 to 1963, he taught shop at Parrish Junior High School in Salem, and from 1963 to 1980, he taught at Corvallis High School. While at Corvallis, he taught as the special education teacher, then later taught in the English department. He retired from teaching in 1980. 
He built family homes in Salem and Corvallis. He enjoyed traveling in his motor home, performing in musical productions with the Albany and Newport community theaters, vegetable gardening, fishing, and managing rental property in Agate Beach, where he owned property since 1975. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Corvallis. 
He is survived by his wife, Mary Wirfs of Corvallis; a daughter, Ellen Hensley of Portland; sons Mark Wirfs of Portland, Paul Wirfs of Beaverton, and Peter Wirfs of Salem; a sister, Alice Blanchard of McMinnville; a brother, Walt Wirfs of Salem; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. 
A visitation is set for 7 p.m. today (Friday) at Chapel Macy and Son in McMinnville. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Chapel Macy and Son in McMinnville. Pastor John Evans of the First Christian Church of Corvallis will officiate. Interment will be at Evergreen Memorial Park Mausoleum on McMinnville. Memorial contributions may be made to Benton County hospice or to the Shriner's Hospital, in care of Macy and Son.

Wilma McAllister
Wilma Alice McAllister, 92, of Eugene and formerly of Toledo, died May 11, 2001 at the Riverpark Nursing Home in Eugene. 
She was born April 19, 1909 in Lebo, Kansas. 
For most of her life, she was a homemaker. She was a resident of Toledo from 1935 to 1966, when she moved to Florence. 
She married Burton McAllister on April 14, 1980. He died in 1994. That year, she moved from Florence to Eugene. 
She enjoyed camping, fishing, and crocheting. 
She is survived by daughters Dolores Olive of Salem, JoAnn Lyons of Eugene, and Janet Damiler of Grants Pass; a son, Dan Morgan of Springfield; three brothers and sisters; 16 grandchildren,; 21 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. 
No services are planned. Internment is at Toledo Cemetery.

Richard Miller
Richard Ray Miller, 77, of Waldport died of natural causes on June 20, 2001. 
He was born in Fort Wayne, Ind., on Nov. 11, 1923. 
He served in the Navy and Merchant Marines during World War II. 
He graduated from the Minneapolis School of Arts in Minneapolis, Minn., and was a promotion artist and illustrator in Fort Wayne, and later a cartoonist, illustrator and graphic artist for the Salt Lake City Tribune and the Seattle Times. He retired in 1981 after 16 years of employment. 
After retirement, he did freelance artwork, and showed his work at gallery exhibits. He moved to the Bayshore area of Waldport 12 years ago. He was a member of the USS LWM-LSMR Veterans. He was a plank owner of an LSM 47, which he served on from the time it was commissioned, until its decommission three years later. 
He married Virginia Erne in Fort Wayne, Ind., on March 3, 1956. 
Survivors include his wife, Virginia Miller of Waldport; a son, Dennis Miller of Fort Wayne, Ind.; and a granddaughter, Kayla Miller of Fort Wayne. 
No services are planned. Memorial contributions are suggested to Pacific Communities Hospital Hospice. Bateman Funeral Home of Newport handled the arrangements.

Angela Kroto
Angela Rose Kroto, 89, of Waldport died Feb. 7, 2003. 
She was born July 17, 1913 in Alatri, Italy to Maria and Biagio Bragalone. 
She was raised in Williamsport, Penn. 
She married John Girouard in 1946. He preceded her in death in 1966. 
She married John Kroto in 1977 in Tucson, Ariz. He preceded her in death in 1992. 
She was a seamstress and home health care provider for many years. 
She lived in California for a time, then moved to Tucson, Ariz. She settled in Waldport in 2000. 
She was a past secretary and member of the Tucson Eagles Lodge. 
Survivors include a son, Richard Girouard of Waldport; a brother, Florie Bragalone of Williamsport, Penn.; three grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. 
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Feb. 22 at Bateman Funeral Home in Newport. Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army. Disposition is by cremation.

Vivian McGuire
Vivian Joyce McGuire, 74, of Neotsu, died May 7, 2001 in Lincoln City. 
She was born Feb. 13, 1927 in Portland to Conrad and Elizabeth Yost Repp. 
She married Keith McGuire on May 18, 1952. They moved to the Portland area and then to the Lincoln City area from Chicago, Ill.. in 1986, after retirement. 
She was a lifetime member of Beta Sigma Phi sorority, and was active in the Congregational Church in Lincoln City. 
Mrs. McGuire is survived by her husband, Keith McGuire, of Neotsu; a daughter, Melanie Tipton of Portland; a sister, LaVern Rosenau of Beaverton; and a grandson, Keith Aaron McGuire of Biloxi, Miss. She was preceded in death by a son, Michael McGuire, and a brother, Kenneth Repp. 
A memorial service was held May 11 at the Congregational Church in Lincoln City. Disposition was by cremation. Pacific View Memorial Chapel is serving the family.

Edward Noack
Edward William Noack, 78, of Newport died June 19, 2001. 
He was born in St. Louis, Mo., on May 27, 1923. 
He served in the Army from 1943 to 1946 and from 1950 to 1951 as a technician fifth grade in World War II and the Korean War. He received the Korean Service Medal. 
He married Betty Bush in England in 1946. 
After his military service, he returned to college to become a machinist. He worked at Rosan's as a foreman for 21 years. He later went to work for Coopervision, which manufactured surgical equipment for cataract surgery. He retired in 1987 and moved to Newport. 
He was a member of the local Veterans of Foreign Wars. He enjoyed sports, especially golf. 
Survivors include his wife, Betty Noack of Newport; a son, Michael Noack of Seal Rock; a daughter, Monique Noack of Newport; and grandchildren Brittni Noack, Zachary Cromwell and Zoe See, all of Newport. 
No services are planned. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Humane Society. Bateman Funeral Home of Newport handled the arrangements.

Harry Woody
Harry P. Woody, 86, of Lebanon died May 26, 2002 at the Villa Cascade Care Center. 
He was born Oct. 17, 1915 in Nashville, Tenn., to James and Dora (Gardner) Woody. 
He moved to Rose Lodge at age 16, where he lived for much of his life. 
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. 
He worked in the Woolen Mills in Portland for a short time following the war, then returned to Rose Lodge. He worked for most of his career with the U.S. Forest Service until he retired. 
He enjoyed deer and elk hunting and fishing. 
His wife, Ann, preceded him in death in 1988. 
Survivors include a brother, Donald Woody of Lebanon; two sisters, Dorothy Martin of Hillsboro and Barbara Werstlein of Gresham; and several nieces and nephews. 
No services are planned. Huston-Jost Funeral Home in Lebanon is handling the arrangements.

Merlyn Harmening
Merlyn H. Harmening, 70, of Waterville, Minn., died April 20, 2001 at his home. 
He was born Aug. 7, 1930 in New Ulm, Minn., to Arthur and Elsie (Eke) Harmening. 
He was a graduate of New Ulm Public High School, and attended both Dr. Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minn., and Mankato State College in Mankato, Minn. 
He served in the U.S. Army, primarily in Germany. 
On Oct. 21, 1953, he married Gertrude Falkensteiner in Courtland, Minn. 
He was a rural mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service out of Courtland for 42 years, and at the same time worked for Courtland Concrete Products in Courtland, Minn. 
He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, where he held various church offices. He was a member of the Courtland Fire Department for 29 years, and served some of that time as its chief. He was a past city council member for the City of Courtland, Minn., and had been its mayor. He was a past board member of the Minnesota Valley Funeral Homes, the Region Nine Development Commission, a past school board member of the Immanuel Lutheran School in rural Courtland, Minn., and a past baseball coach with the Courtland Baseball Association. 
He is survived by his wife, Gertrude Harmening, of Waterville, Minn.; sons and daughters-in-law Ron and Lisa Harmening of Newport, Tom and Jennifer Harmening of Burnsville, Minn., and Allan and Jean Harmening of Neillsville, Wis.; seven grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Alice and Paul Marxhausen of Roseville, Minn.; and brothers and sisters-in-law Roman and Janice Harmening of Courtland, Minn., and Duane and Marion Harmening of Roseville, Minn. 
Funeral services took place Monday at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Courtland, Minn., with burial in the church cemetery. Minnesota Valley Funeral Home in New Ulm, Minn., was in charge of arrangements.

Alice Austin
Alice H. Austin, 88, of Vancouver, Wash. and formerly of Newport, died of Alzheimer's disease on June 5, 2001. 
A complete obituary appeared in the June 15 edition. 
A celebration of life service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Newport First Christian Church. Donations are suggested to the Alzheimer's Association.

Thomas Pole
Thomas Martin Pole, 77, of Newport died April 17, 2002 of complications from multiple myeloma. 
He was born April 27, 1925 in Newark, N.J. 
He graduated from high school and joined the U.S. Navy in 1943. He served as a Navy pilot on aircraft carriers and retired as a Lieutenant Commander in 1964. 
He began a second career in the restaurant business and became a restaurant manager for Far West Services of Corona del Mar, Calif. In the mid-1970s, he was promoted to setting up restaurants throughout the East Coast. 
He moved to Yachats in 1982 and became a real estate broker. He established South County Properties and continued to do restaurant consulting work, along with managing the "Fishing Hole." For most of his years at the coast, he lived in Waldport and Yachats. 
He worked in the hardware and paint department at the Newport Wal-Mart for the past three years. 
He enjoyed bowling, fishing, and woodcarving. 
In 2000, he was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a rare form of cancer that was linked to his radiation exposure while serving as a Navy pilot on the Valley Forge in1955. 
Survivors include three daughters, Nancy Pole-Wilhite of Portland, Pamela Pole of Dana Point, Calif., and Carolyn Pole of Escondido, Calif.; a son, Thomas Charles Pole of Camas, Wash.; two sisters, Iola Rice and Janet Sherwin; and six grandchildren. 
A memorial service will be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. June 8 at the American Legion Hall, Post 116, 424 W. Olive St., Newport. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion, Post 116.

Julia Hulsey
Julia Muriel Hulsey, 66, of Waldport died of natural causes on July 8, 2000. 
She was born in Sandpoint, Idaho on Aug. 26, 1933. 
She graduated from Coquille High School. She worked as a grocery clerk at the former Grady's Market in Waldport for many years. Prior to that work, she was employed as a secretary for Brand S Logging of Five Rivers. 
She was an avid reader and enjoyed cross stitching and sewing. 
Survivors include her daughters, Karen Wiedman and Teresa Alley; a son, Archie Hulsey, all of Waldport; a sister, Betty Farley, of Siletz; a brother, Byran Cotter of Sisters; grandsons Roger Flescher, Robby Kirby, Bruce Wiedman and Cole Kirby, all of Waldport; a granddaughter, Jodi Flescher of Bryson, Texas; and one great-grandchild. 
A private graveside service for family and friends will be held at the Toledo Cemetery. Disposition is by cremation. Contributions are suggested to Hospice, in care of Pacific Communities Health District Foundation, 930 SW Abbey St., Newport 97365, or Doernbecher Children's Hospital in memory of Kelsie Flescher. Bateman Funeral Home of Newport handled the arrangements.

Clifford Case Sr.
Clifford Willis Case Sr., 66, of Siletz, died at his home on April 23, 2001. 
He was born Aug. 29, 1934 in Toppenish, Wash. to Clifford Calvin Case and Florence Marie Underwood-Case. 
He was a member of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz and was passionate about tribal politics. He loved sports. 
He was predeceased by his father and mother; sons Erin Stewart Case and Ivan (Case) Miller; a daughter, Venetia Case; and a grandson, Joshua Parr. 
He is survived his wife of 11 years, Trina Case, of Siletz; a brother, Wayne Case Sr. of Siletz; a sister, LaVetta Cunningham of Yakima, Wash; daughters Ardella Parr and Shannon Case, both of Siletz, Jenett Case of Nisqually, Wash., and Pamela Case of Tacoma, Wash.; sons Reginald Case, Clifford Case Jr., LeRoy Case, and Levi Case, all of Siletz, and William Case-Cunningham of Yakima, Wash.; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. 
A memorial service at the Siletz Tribal Community Center, followed by a potluck dinner, is planned. Information on the date and time is available from the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians at 444-2532, or (800) 922-1399.

George A. Cathey
Oct. 29, 1910 - Feb. 4, 2001
George Anthony "Jack" Cathey of Albany died Sunday at the Mennonite Home. He was 90.
Born to Cecil and Merle Simpson Cathey in Albany, he was a direct descendant of the Monteith family. He graduated from Albany High School and attended Albany College. He owned the Modern Acres Cottages in Albany for many years and then worked for a railroad. He farmed on 350 acres in Tangent, then went into a real estate career. He donated the property that the Red Cross currently occupies.
He married Florence Thomas Feb. 2, 1933, in Albany. She preceded him in death Feb. 15, 1990.
He was a member of Albany Elks Lodge, St. John's Masonic Lodge, Shriners, Albany Woodpeckers, Lions Club and United Presbyterian Church. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and traveling, taking many cruises and excursions with his wife.
Survivors include his son, John of Albany; one grandchild and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his sister, Margaret McCoun.
A service will begin at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, at Fisher Funeral Home. The Rev. Glenn Edwards will officiate. An open gathering will follow at the Elks Lodge.
Memorial donations can be made to the Lions Eye Bank of Oregon in care of Fisher Funeral Home, 306 Washington St. S.W., Albany, OR 97321.

Cleo Olp
July 27, 1930 - July 7, 2001
Cleo Olp of Albany died Saturday at Good Samaritan Hospital. She was 70.
Born to Leonard W. and Lola Morin Valentine in Baker City, she lived in Oregon all her life. She moved to Albany in 1990. She was a homemaker.
She married Frederick B. Olp on March 21, 1949, in Baker City.
She enjoyed gardening, making floral arrangements, playing the piano and organ, writing poetry and songs, singing, dancing, and cooking. She also enjoyed animals and was known for her Christian sense of humor.
Survivors include her husband; daughters, Donna Elliot of Springfield and Evelyn Packard, Charlotte Olp and Lola Rose, all of Albany; brothers, Leonard and Darrell Valentine, both of Baker City, Don Valentine of Salem and Leroy Valentine of Huntington; sister, Valma Blando of Baker City; and 12 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a grandchild and her brothers, Leo and Samuel.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday at Fisher Funeral Home. A service will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 12, at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Jefferson Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to the Doernbecher Hospital for Children in care of Fisher Funeral Home, 306 Washington St. S.W., Albany, OR 97321.

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