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  • Cathryn — May Allen
    The memorial service for Cathryn May Allen will be at — p.m. Monday at the Medford — Friends Church, 525 DeBarr Ave., Medford. Pastor Mark Burton of Medford Friends Church — will officiate.
    Mrs. Allen, 85, of Tillamook, formerly of Central Point, died Monday (Jan. 11, 1999) at — her home.
    She was born Cathryn May Elrod on March 11, 1913, in Madison, Kan.
    On March 14, 1937, in Emporia, Kan., she married Vernon L. Allen, who died in 1993. She — moved to Medford in 1939, and Central Point in 1940. In 1996 she moved to Tillamook.
    Mrs. Allen worked for Central Point School District No. 6 for 11 years, retiring in — 1981.
    She enjoyed crocheting, knitting and cooking.
    Survivors include a daughter, Melba Greene, Tillamook; two sons, Wayne, Youngstown, — Ohio, and Harold Hal, Sunny Valley; a brother, Robert Elrod, Medford; two — sisters, Elizabeth, Oregon, and Winona, Wyoming; eight grandchildren; and many — great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.
    Arrangements: Central Valley Cremation & Funeral Care.
    — Christine A. Homewood
    The graveside memorial service for Christine A. Homewood will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in — Finley-Sunset Hills Memorial Park, Portland. Pastor Tyrus Miles of St. John's Lutheran — Church, Portland, will officiate.
    Mrs. Homewood, 76, of Medford, died Monday (Jan. 11, 1999) at Providence Medford — Medical Center.
    Memorial contributions may be made to Providence Community Health Foundation, Hospice, — 1111 Crater Lake Ave., Medford, OR 97504.
    She was born Christine A. Rayhill on Jan. 9, 1923, in Ontario, Calif.
    On May 11, 1941, in Long Beach, Calif., she married Lloyd J. Homewood, who preceded her — in death.
    Mrs. Homewood was a homemaker.
    She enjoyed sewing, reading and gardening. She won many blue ribbons at county fairs — for her flowers.
    Survivors include three daughters, Sandra Benfield, Medford, Cathryn Gutwig, Beaverton, — and Lori Patton, McMinnville; a son, Jim, Tucson, Ariz.; three grandchildren; and two — great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, Berta Cope, and two brothers, — Charles and James Rayhill.
    Arrangements: Abbey Funeral, Medford.
    — Bert G. Davis
    The graveside service for Bert G. Davis will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Eagle Point — National Cemetery. Relatives and friends will lead the service. A gathering for family and — friends will follow at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Eagle Point.
    Mr. Davis, 72, of Eagle Point, died Saturday (Jan. 9, 1999) in Portland.
    Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 10 Crater Lake — Ave., Suite 10, Medford, OR 97504, or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 698, Medford, — OR 97501.
    He was born March 20, 1926, in San Jose, Calif.
    On Dec. 26, 1948, he married Mildred Irene Humble, who preceded him in death. He lived — in the Rogue Valley most of his life.
    Mr. Davis worked in logging, millwork and landscaping. He also owned and operated — several cafes prior to his retirement.
    He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
    Mr. Davis enjoyed cooking, and volunteered as a cook for the Church of Jesus Christ of — Latter-day Saints, Portland Temple.
    Survivors include five daughters, Elda Lacy, Medford, Elizabeth Thompson, White City, — Clara Laible and Judith Close, both of Vancouver, Wash., and Saundra Brown, Lake Zurich, — Ill.; three sons, Carroll, Eagle Point, Harold, Nevada, and David, Germany; 41 — grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
    Arrangements: Conger-Morris Funeral Directors, Medford.
    — Melvin W. Reinke
    Melvin Willert Reinke, 86, of Medford, died Wednesday (Jan. 13, 1999) at his home. — Arrangements will be announced by Memory Gardens Mortuary, Medford.
    — Ralph D. Dahlquist
    Ralph D. Dahlquist, 73, of Eagle Point, died Wednesday (Jan. 13, 1999) at Hearthstone. — Arrangements will be announced by Rogue Valley Funeral Alternatives.
    — June Markee
    The memorial service for June Markee will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Siskiyou Chapel, Perl — Funeral Services, Medford. The Rt. Rev. John L. Thompson will officiate.
    Ms. Markee, 72, of Medford, died Monday (Jan. 11, 1999) at her home.
    Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 33 N. Central Ave., — Suite 330, Medford, OR 97501.
    She was born June Wiswell on June 25, 1926, in Hot Lake, Union County. She was raised — and graduated from high school in Haines, in Baker County.
    Ms. Markee was a graduate of the University of Oregon and a member of the Alpha Chi — Omega Sorority.
    She moved to the Rogue Valley from Portland 41 years ago.
    Ms. Markee was a lab technician.
    She was the secretary-treasurer of the Lake of the Woods Home Association Board, as — well as a member of the P.E.O. Chapter CP.
    Ms. Markee enjoyed cross-country skiing, sewing and walking.
    Survivors include a daughter, Grier Gaffney, Medford, two sons, Brian Markee, Seattle, — and Blaine Markee, Tampa, Fla.; a sister, Ila Taylor, Baker City; and three grandchildren.
    Arrangements: Perl Funeral Services-Siskiyou, Medford.

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