Obituaries

Everett M. Smith

Everett M. Smith, 84, of Grants Pass, died Monday (Aug. 17, 1998) at a local adult care — home. A private service is planned.

Among his survivors is a brother, Glenn, Kenwood, Calif; and two stepsons, Art Kiser, — Grants Pass, and Allen Kiser, Portland.

The relationships were incorrect in an earlier obituary.


— Grace E. Pommerening

Grace E. Pommerening, 85, of Medford, died Thursday (Aug. 20, 1998) in Medford. — Arrangements will be announced by Hillcrest Mortuary, Medford.


— Hubert Dale Brown

Hubert Dale Brown, 73, of White City, died Friday (Aug. 21, 1998) at Rogue Valley — Medical Center. Arrangements will be announced by Abbey Funeral, Medford.


— Glen W. Stockton, Jr.

Glen William Stockton, Jr., M.D., 48, of Jacksonville, died Thursday (Aug. 20, 1998). — Arrangements will be announced by Perl Funeral Services-Siskiyou, Medford.


— Bradley J. Board

Bradley J. Board, 78, of Medford, died Thursday (Aug. 20, 1998) at Rogue Valley Medical — Center. Arrangements will be announced by Perl Funeral Services-Siskiyou, Medford.


— Matthew E. Warrington

Matthew Elijah Warrington, 28, of Myrtle Point, formerly of Medford, died Thursday — (Aug. 20, 1998) in a motor vehicle accident in Powers. Arrangements will be announced by — Perl Funeral Services-Siskiyou, Medford.


— Dale S. Smith

Dale Sterling Smith, 76, of Grants Pass, died Friday (Aug. 21, 1998) at his home. — Arrangements will be announced by Grants Pass Funeral Alternatives.


— Betty F. Reed

Betty F. Reed, 88, of Central Point, died Friday (Aug. 21, 1998) at Providence Medford — Medical Center. Arrangements will be announced by Rogue Valley Funeral Alternatives.


— William C. Darracott

The memorial service for William Calvert Darracott will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Bethel — Church, 1225 East McAndrews Road, Medford. Pastors Tim Olson and Pat Winningham of Bethel — Church will officiate. Private interment will be held in Eagle Point National Cemetery.

Mr. Darracott, 76, of Medford, died Tuesday (Aug. 18, 1998) at his home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bethel Church, 1225 E. McAndrews Road, Medford, — OR 97504.

He was born July 22, 1922, in Los Angeles, Calif.

On April 8, 1992, in Medford, he married Ida May Taylor Jackson, who survives.

Mr. Darracott was a welder at Mare Island Shipyard in Vallejo, Calif. until retiring in — 1975. He moved to the Rogue Valley in 1977 from Napa, Calif.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Mr. Darracott was a member of Bethel Church.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting and dancing.

Arrangements: Rogue Valley Funeral Alternatives, Medford.


— James Escalona-Wold

Friends and relatives of James Arthur Escalona-Wold will gather at 11 a.m. Sunday at — the family home, 24430 Highway 62, Trail.

Mr. Escalona-Wold, 40, of Trail, died Wednesday (Aug. 19, 1998) at his home.

He was born Sept. 15, 1958, in Falmouth, Mass.

On Sept. 15, 1990, in Pinetop, Ariz., he married Kaye Wold, who survives. They moved to — the Rogue Valley from Escondido, Calif., eight years ago.

Mr. Escalona-Wold was a route driver for Aramark in White City.

He served in the U.S. Air Force.

Mr. Escalona-Wold enjoyed fishing, skeet and trap shooting, and woodworking.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include his mother, Donna Escalona, Medford; two — brothers, Wayne Escalona, Shady Cove, and Dan Escalona, Escondido, Calif.; and a sister, — Sherri Hale, White City.

Arrangements: Rogue Valley Funeral Alternatives, Medford.


— Laurie Lee Puterbaugh

The memorial service for Lauri Lee Puterbaugh will be at — p.m. Sunday in the Unitarian — Universalist Church, Fourth and C streets, Ashland. The Rev. Armida Alexander will — officiate.

A second memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of the Lake Church — in Lake Oswego. The Rev. McMahan will officiate.

Ms. Puterbaugh, 37, of Talent, died Wednesday (Aug. 19, 1998) in Medford.

She was born June 3, 1961, in Portland.

Ms. Puterbaugh graduated from Portland State University in 1990 with a master's degree — in speech pathology.

She was a speech pathologist with Sundance in Portland.

Ms. Puterbaugh moved to the Rogue Valley in 1997 from Klamath Falls.

She was a member of the Unitarian Universalist Church in Ashland.

She enjoyed golf, skiing, hiking and swimming.

Survivors include a daughter, Nikalete Sky Pearl, Talent; her parents, George — Puterbaugh, Beaverton, and Sally Ford, Kailua, Hawaii; two brothers, Clifford, Aloha, and — John, Santa Fe, N.M.; two sisters, Frances G. Puterbaugh, and Carrie A. Tabor, both of — Oregon.

Friends may pay their respects from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Conger-Morris Funeral Home, — Medford.


— Clarabel E. Dodds

The graveside service for Clarabel E. Dodds will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Hawthorne — Memorial Gardens, Grants Pass. Pastor Dick Boden of the Applegate Christian Fellowship — will officiate.

Mrs. Dodds, 89, of Gold Hill, died Tuesday (Aug. 18, 1998) at Three Fountains Nursing — Center, Medford.

She was born Clarabel Emma Wright on June 19, 1909, in Deer Flat, Idaho.

She graduated from San Jose State College.

Mrs. Dodds was an elementary school teacher in San Jose, Ventura and Oxnard, Calif.

In 1955, in Ventura, she married Barney Oglesby, who died in 1984.

She later married Archie Dodds, who preceded her in death.

Mrs. Dodds moved to Gold Hill in 1991 from Ventura.

She was devoted to child evangelism and enjoyed Bible study and teaching Sunday school.

Survivors include three stepsons, George Oglesby, Gold Hill, Larry Dodds, in Peru, and — Stanley Dodds; and two stepdaughters, June Latin, Portland, and Carol Dodds.

Arrangements: Chapel of the Valley Funeral Home, Grants Pass.


— William C. Darracott

The memorial service for William Calvert Darracott will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the — Bethel Church, Medford. Pastors Tim Olson and Pat Winningham will officiate. Interment — will be in the Eagle Point National Cemetery.

Mr. Darracott, 76, of Medford, died Tuesday (Aug. 18, 1998) at his home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bethel Church, 1225 E. McAndrews Road, Medford, — OR 97504.

He was born July 22, 1922, in Los Angeles.

Mr. Darracott was a welder at Mare Island Shipyard in Vallejo, Calif., retiring in — 1975.

He moved to the Rogue Valley in 1977 from Napa, Calif.

On April 8, 1992, in Medford, he married Ida May Taylor Jackson, who survives.

During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army.

Mr. Darracott was a member of Bethel Church and enjoyed fishing, hunting and dancing.

Arrangements: Rogue Valley Funeral Alternatives, Medford.


— Eudora Marie Lydiard

The memorial service for Eudora Marie Lydiard will be held Monday at Moreland — Presbyterian Church in Portland. A memorial service will be held later in the Rogue — Valley.

Mrs. Lydiard, 93, formerly of Central Point, died Saturday (Aug. 15, 1998) in — Milwaukie, where she was living.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 85 S. Holly St., — Medford, OR 97501.

She was born Eudora Evans on June 8, 1905, in Hoquiam, Wash.

On Sept. 30, 1923, she married Arnold Bohnert at Lithia Park in Ashland. Together they — worked on their Central Point farm. Mr. Bohnert died in 1965.

On June 27, 1971, she married Stanley Lydiard, who died in August 1972.

Mrs. Lydiard moved to Portland in 1972.

She was a member of the Medford First Presbyterian Church, where she was an elder and — active in the women's group. She also was active in the Central Point Grange and Central — Point Garden Club and the Home Extension Unit of Jackson County.

Mrs. Lydiard enjoyed raising and judging miniature roses.

Survivors include two daughters, Anne M. Krupp, Medford, and Norrene Thompson, — Milwaukie; two sons, Don W. Bohnert and Marvin A. Bohnert, both Central Point; nine — grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

Arrangements: Killingsworth Little Chapel of the Chimes, Portland.


— Kenneth F. Barneburg

The memorial gathering for Kenneth Frederick Barneburg will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the — First United Methodist Church in Roseburg. The Rev. Stacy Hance will officiate with — members of the Oakland Masonic Lodge No. 16 A.F. & A.M. participating. Private — inurnment will be in Lincoln Memorial Park, Portland.

Mr. Barneburg, 85, formerly of Medford, died Sunday (Aug. 16, 1998) at a care center in — Roseburg. His home was in Roseburg.

Memorial contributions may be made to Scottish Rite Foundation for Childhood Language — Disorders (SRFCLD), 709 S.W. Fifth Ave., Portland, OR 97205, or to a favorite charity.

He was born Dec. 16, 1912, in Medford, a son of Frederick and Etta Tucker Barneburg. — His great-grandparents were pioneers to the Medford area, coming from Iowa in 1852 on the — Oregon Trail.

Mr. Barneburg grew up in Medford and graduated from Medford High School.

On Dec. 22, 1967, in Salem, he married Freddy Lou Buchanan, who survives.

He graduated from what is now Southern Oregon University, receiving a teaching — certificate and later bachelor's and master's degrees.

Mr. Barneburg began his career in education in 1934 as principal of Evans Valley School — in Wimer. During the Depression, he walked 19 miles to apply for a teaching position in — Santa Clara near Eugene, holding that job for one year.

In 1938, he worked at Wilbur school and was postmaster there as well as a school bus — driver. Later he taught ninth-grade math at Roseburg Junior High School.

Mr. Barneburg accepted an appointment to the Douglas County School Office and later was — named county superintendent, holding that position for 29 years.

He worked with the Oregon Legislature in the 1950s on school reform and consolidation.

In 1968, he was selected for a professional exchange to Germany where he studied the — educational processes there.

He retired in 1976.

Mr. Barneburg served many positions within state and county education systems and was — active in the Confederation of Oregon School Administrators, Oregon Association of School — Executives, American Association of School Administrators, the Oregon Association of — County School Districts and Oregon School Boards Association.

A Mason for more than 50 years, he was active in Oakland Masonic Lodge, Hillah Shrine — and KCCH Scottish Rite, through which he served as a charter board member of the SRFCLD.

He was a member of the Family Association Berneburg/Werneburg Genealogical Society in — Germany, the Douglas County Historical Society and honorary member of the Southern Oregon — Historical Society. He also enjoyed fishing, classical music, reading and gardening.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include three sons, Allen Bruce, Oakridge, Brian — Keith, Salem, and Brent Lee, Roseburg; five grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

Arrangements: Wilson's Chapel of the Roses, Roseburg.


— Alta Theora Culver

Alta Theora Culver, 89, formerly of Eagle Point, died Aug. 12, 1998, in Anaheim, — Calif., where she was living. A graveside service was held Aug. 17 at Forest Lawn Memorial — Park, Cypress, Calif. The Rev. H.P. Floyd of Medford and Central Point officiated.

She was born Alta Parker on Dec. 16, 1908, in Hutchinson, Kan.

On July 19, 1928, in Kinsley, Kan., she married Fred Culver, who died in 1996.

Early in their marriage the couple owned and operated furniture stores in Colorado, New — Mexico and California. They traveled to Eugene where he worked in sawmills. Later they — returned to Dodge City, then moved to Gallup, N.M. They moved to California in the — mid-1930s and built two furniture stores in Salinas.

During World War II, they lived in Eagle Point while Mr. Culver was a carpenter at Camp — White. They returned to Kansas in the 1940s, buying a farm there and later one in — Arkansas.

After the war they returned to California, operating a motel in San Jose and later a — furniture store in Tracy. In 1952 they moved from Modesto, Calif., to Los Angeles, where — Mrs. Culver worked at the Sees Candy factory and later at the Voight rubber ball factory.

In the early 1960s, they moved to San Jose, during which time she attended the Bethel — Baptist Church in Salinas. Later they moved to Lynwood, Calif., where she was active in — the Olive Baptist Church.

The Culvers moved to Anaheim in 1968, where they lived for 27 years and managed an — apartment complex until retiring.

Mrs. Culver attended the Temple Baptist Church in Medford, Pioneer Baptist Church in — Norwalk, Calif., and Magnolia Baptist Church, which is now Victory Baptist Church in — Anaheim. She also enjoyed singing and playing the piano.

Survivors include two daughters, Wanda Floyd, Central Point, and Eleanor Irene Brace, — Anaheim; a son, Freddie Jr., Anaheim; a sister, Maude Innis, Dodge City; 11 grandchildren; — 24 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by — a daughter, Betty Lou Culver; two sisters, Gracie Parker and Myrtle Barnes Hale; and a — great-grandson.


— Landis Knight Green

Landis Knight Green, 58, of Ashland, died Wednesday (Aug. 19, 1998) at his home. No — service is planned. Inurnment will be in Ogden, Utah.

He was born June 15, 1940 in Blackfoot, Idaho.

On Dec. 22, 1984, in Frazier Valley, Colo., he married Heather Brewer, who survives. — They moved to Oregon from Idaho in 1991.

Mr. Green was an author.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include a daughter, Selena Green, Ashland; his — parents, Ronald and Verrall Green, Ogden; two brothers, Darrell, Las Vegas, Nev., and — Reid, Springfield, Ohio; and a sister, Marilyn Wallin, Ogden.

Arrangements: Abbey Funeral, Medford.


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