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    Elsie Florende Doolan, 80, of Talent, died Saturday (July 21, 2001) at a foster care home in Medford. A private service will be held.
    Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Church, Mission Department, 520 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville, OR 97530.
    She was born July 23, 1920, in La Jolla, Calif., a daughter of Albert and Elsie Karli. She graduated from a cosmetology school in 1936.
    Ms. Doolan was a hairstylist and manicurist. She worked in a beauty shop in Pasadena, Calif., for 40 years, retiring in 1982.
    She was a member of the Calvary Church Assembly of God in Jacksonville and taught Sunday school.
    Ms. Doolan was an avid gardener. She enjoyed crafts and music and sang in a choir in Glendale, Calif., for many years.
    Survivors include two sisters, Ruth Snyder, Talent, and Alberta Flathers, Medford. She was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Cutler; and a brother, John Albert Karli, who was killed at Pearl Harbor in 1941.
    Arrangements: Central Valley Cremation and Funeral Care, Central Point.
    William I. Ray, 77, of Grants Pass, died Friday (July 20, 2001) at his home. A private service will be held.
    He was born Aug. 12, 1923, in Muskogee, Okla. On April 6, 1975, in Reno, Nev., he married Dorothy Dotti Mason, who survives. They moved to Grants Pass from Red Bluff, Calif., in 1979.
    Mr. Ray worked in auto sales for Bartles/McKee, a now-defunct Grants Pass dealership, retiring in 1985.
    He was a member of the Grants Pass Elks Lodge.
    Mr. Ray enjoyed boating, camping, gardening and growing blackberries.
    Survivors, in addition to his wife, include a son, Bill Jr., San Jose, Calif.; a daughter, Patti Jarmin, Sparks, Nev.; three stepsons, Neal Ray, Oroville, Calif., and Richard and Michael Napier, both in Oklahoma; two sisters, Darlene Drake, Los Banos, Calif., and Florene Williams, Visalia, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a stepson, Donald Napier.
    Arrangements: Chapel of the Valley Funeral Home, Grants Pass.
    Lela H. Strowbridge
    Lela H. Strowbridge, 87, of Medford, died July 17, 2001, at her daughter's home in Medford. No service is planned.
    She was born Nov. 11, 1913, in Billings, Mont., the daughter of George and Addie (Ritchie) Hillmon. She attended school in Eugene. On Feb. 10, 1934, in Eugene, she married William E. Strowbridge, who died in 1981.
    Mrs. Strowbridge was a licensed practical nurse and homemaker in Medford and Duarte, Calif. She retired in 1971. She moved to the Rogue Valley in 1996.
    She enjoyed reading, gardening, sewing and piano.
    Survivors include two daughters, Joan D. Long, Medford, and Ellen L. Starr, Salem, Utah; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
    Arrangements: Hillcrest Mortuary, Medford.
    Phyllis Mae Scritchfield
    The memorial service for Phyllis Mae Scritchfield will be at 11 a.m. today at Lundberg's L.B. Hall Funeral Home, Grants Pass. Her son, Pastor Ronald Heath, will officiate.
    Mrs. Scritchfield, 77, of Grants Pass, died Saturday (July 21, 2001) at her home.
    She was born March 16, 1924, in Oak Hill, W.Va. On Jan. 2, 1948, in Mexico, she married Jack Scritchfield, who survives. They moved to Grants Pass in 1962.
    Mrs. Scritchfield was a member of the Grants Pass Bowling Association and the Thursday Lunch Bunch.
    She enjoyed bowling, camping and fishing.
    Survivors, in addition to her husband, include a daughter, Jackie Barnes, Grants Pass; two stepsons, Gary and Dan Scritchfield, both Lahaina, Hawaii; two brothers, Charles Heath, Charleston, N.C., and Franklin Heath, Huntsville, Ala.; six sisters, Lucille Lingle, Hickory, N.C., Loraine Ransom, St. Albans, W.Va., Martha Randolph, Salem, Ohio, Edith Bennett, Cleveland, Elizabeth Wilburn, Mount Airy, N.C., and Jane Cooper, Woodsfield, Ohio; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Raymond Heath; and two sisters, Marie Bloomquist and Joyce Fay Heath.
    Arrangements: Lundberg's L.B. Hall Funeral Home, Grants Pass.
    Louisa J. Hook
    Louisa J. Hook, 86, of Medford, died Friday (July 20, 2001) at her home. No service is planned.
    Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 10 Crater Lake Ave., Medford, OR 97504, or the Southern Oregon Humane Society, 2910 Table Rock Road, Medford, OR 97501.
    She was born Aug. 8, 1914, in Chehalis, Wash. In Seattle, she married David O. Hook, who preceded her in death.
    Mrs. Hook was a registered nurse. She moved to the Rogue Valley 21/2 years ago from Seattle.
    She enjoyed reading, gardening, traveling, nature and animals of all types.
    Survivors include a daughter, Melanie Mills, Medford; and one grandson. She was preceded in death by 13 brothers and sisters.
    Arrangements: Rogue Valley Funeral Alternatives and Crematory.
    Ruth Leola Burnston
    Ruth Leola Burnston, 71, of Ashland, died Sunday (July 22, 2001) at her home. Arrangements will be announced by Rogue Valley Funeral Alternatives and Crematory.
    Sophie Violette Wiltsie
    Sophie Violette Wiltsie, 96, of Medford, died Monday (July 23, 2001) at Medford Rehabilitation Center. Arrangements will be announced by Memory Gardens Mortuary, Medford.
    Gary B. Arnett
    Gary B. Arnett, 68, of Medford, died July 14, 2001, at Three Fountains Nursing Center, Ashland. Arrangements will be announced by Conger-Morris Funeral Directors, Medford.
    Mary Springstead
    Mary Springstead, 89, of Prospect, died Sunday (July 22, 2001) at her home. Arrangements will be announced by Central Valley Cremation and Funeral Care, Central Point.
    Vincent James Latham
    Vincent James Latham, 80, of Grants Pass, died Monday (July 23, 2001) at Three Rivers Community Hospital in Grants Pass. Arrangements will be announced by Lundberg's L.B. Hall Funeral Home, Grants Pass.
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