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  • Frederick 'Fred' R. West
    The funeral service for Frederick Fred Ronald West will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Conger-Morris Chapel in Medford. The graveside service will follow at Jacksonville Cemetery. The Rev. Earl Best, of Applegate, and the Rev. Liam Carey, of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, will officiate.
    Mr. West, 95, of Jacksonville, died July 18, 2001, at his home.
    Memorial contributions may be made to Providence Community Health Foundation, Hospice, 1111 Crater Lake Ave., Medford, OR 97504.
    He was born Dec. 19, 1905, in Cambridge, Idaho, a son of Joseph Alexander and Maggie Bell (Hinshaw) West. The family moved to Oregon from Idaho when he was 5, but returned to Idaho a year later. His father had teams of horses and contracted to haul freight, make roads and farm, so the family returned to the Willamette Valley/Roseburg area to work their horse teams. Later, they traveled south with the teams to work the hay and grain fields in the Fort Klamath area, but a grasshopper infestation destroyed the crops, so they continued on to California to work the rice fields. They returned to the Rogue Valley, settling in Phoenix around 1920, where Mr. West attended Phoenix schools and played basketball.
    Mr. West worked with his father grading and hauling with horse teams in the Myrtle Creek area, on what became Highway 99 and later Interstate 5. During the 1920s, Mr. West worked for the Jackson County Road Department and with his horse-drawn equipment helped build Sardine Creek Road and what is now Dead Indian Memorial Road.
    On April 13, 1929, in Medford, he married Ethel Marie Pursel, who died in 2000. They celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary in 2000. Their first home was in the Agate community. In 1930, they moved to the Little Applegate area, making their home on the Pursel place on Yale Creek and working with Ethel's father, Nelson Pursel, in the sawmill.
    Mr. West was a dairy and cattle rancher. In 1935, he and his wife bought the ranch at the mouth of Yale Creek and later farmed the Kleinhamer ranch. In the mid-1940s, they bought the Taylor ranch, where they operated a Grade A dairy and raised beef cattle that ran on the open range in the Upper Little Applegate. They sold the dairy farm and the cattle in the early 1960s, retiring to a small section of the ranch until 1970, when they bought their Jacksonville home.
    Mr. West was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Upper Applegate Grange.
    He enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing and horses.
    Survivors include a son, Gary R., Jacksonville; a daughter, Colista M. Bailey, Jacksonville; a brother, Raymond, Myrtle Creek; four sisters, Luetta Straube, Jacksonville, Ina Belle Ragsdale, Medford, Edna Paul, Sacramento, Calif., and Laura Beaman, Yuba City, Calif.; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Oren, Archie and Glen; two sisters, Ida Ballard and Lydia Mae Barker; and one half-brother, Roy West.
    Friends may pay their respects from — to 7:30 p.m. Friday at Conger-Morris Funeral Directors, Medford.
    LaVelle Darlene Hinkle
    The memorial service for LaVelle Darlene Hinkle will be at — p.m. Saturday at Central Valley Chapel in Central Point.
    Mrs. Hinkle, 67, of Medford, died Tuesday (July 24, 1901) at her home.
    Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 698, Medford, OR 97501, or Rogue Valley Home Health Care, 2825 E. Barnett Road, Medford, OR 97504.
    She was born Oct. 6, 1933, in Westwood, Calif., the daughter of Lawrence and Mary (Anderson) Konkel. The family moved to the Rogue Valley when she was an infant. She graduated from Medford Senior High School in 1951. On Sept. 30, 1951, in Medford, she married Ernest W. Hinkle, who survives.
    Mrs. Hinkle was a secretary and bookkeeper for Westside Lumber for 45 years. She was a member of the Southern Oregon Antique Club.
    Mrs. Hinkle enjoyed hunting, antiques, painting and traveling.
    Survivors, in addition to her husband, include two sons, Lawrence and John, both Medford; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers, David and Billy Konkel.
    Arrangements: Central Valley Cremation and Funeral Care, Central Point.
    Cullen Carl Clark
    Cullen Carl Clark, 94, of Medford, died Friday (July 20, 2001) at a local foster home. No service is planned.
    He was born June 18, 1907, in Bonanza, a son of Sylvester and Willma (McCurdy) Clark. As a teenager, he worked in logging in Oregon and California. On May 1, 1950, in Honolulu, he married Helen B. Chandler, who died in 1993.
    Mr. Clark served in the U.S. Navy for 30 years, retiring with the rank of commander after serving during World War II and the Korean War. He also worked for Valley of the Temples in Hawaii for five years, and as a sales agent for Hawaii Life Insurance for 10 years. He moved to the Rogue Valley in 1994 from Kailua, Hawaii.
    He was a member of the Kiwanis and St. Christopher's Episcopal Church.
    Mr. Clark enjoyed camping, gold panning, genealogy, travel and spending time with his family.
    Survivors include a son, Stephen C., Albany; a daughter, Ann C. Clark, Menlo Park, Calif.; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by five brothers and a sister.
    Mary F. Springstead
    The memorial service for Mary Frances Springstead will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Central Valley Chapel in Central Point. Inurnment will be in Myrtle Creek.
    Mrs. Springstead, 89, of Prospect, died Sunday (July 22, 2001) at home.
    Memorial contributions may be made to Three Links Camp, 21950 Highway 108, Mi-Wuk Village, CA 95346.
    She was born Sept. 15, 1911, in Ruckels, a daughter of James and Pearl (Pettet) Russell. On Sept. 20, 1929, in Roseburg, she married Clarence Bud Springstead, who preceded her in death.
    Mrs. Springstead was a homemaker. She lived in Bonanza for 25 years, Roseburg for two years, and in the Medford/Prospect area since 1985.
    She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge of Pacific Grove, Calif.
    Mrs. Springstead enjoyed crocheting, the outdoors, hunting and fishing.
    Survivors include two sons, Jim, Roseburg, and William Bill, Winchester Bay; two daughters, Rosemary Francis, Prospect, and Betty Stevens, Marina, Calif.; a sister, Gladys Schartner, Myrtle Creek; 14 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Ruth and Ethel; and a granddaughter.
    Arrangements: Central Valley Cremation and Funeral Care, Central Point.
    Delores Gaines
    The graveside service for Delores Gaines will be at — p.m. Saturday at Siskiyou Memorial Park. Melvin Johnson of Medford will officiate.
    Mrs. Gaines, 88, of La Grande, formerly of Medford, died Tuesday (July 24, 2001) in La Grande.
    She was born March 15, 1913, in Post Falls, Idaho, a daughter of James and Mary Dole. She graduated from high school in Corning, Calif. On Aug. 20, 1939, in Medford, she married William F. Gaines, who preceded her in death. They lived in Prospect until 1957, when they moved to Medford. They moved to Lakeview in the late 1970s, and to La Grande in 1981.
    Mrs. Gaines was a homemaker.
    She was a lifetime member of the Nazarene Church, where she played the piano and organ. Mrs. Gaines enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also enjoyed her flower garden.
    Survivors include two sons, Gerald W., Winthrop, Wash., and David J., Cove; a sister, Marie Bolton, Portland; a brother, Paul Dole, White City; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
    Arrangements: Perl Funeral Home, Medford.
    Ernie Tischhauser
    Ernie Tischhauser, 74, of Medford, died Tuesday (July 24, 2001) at his home. Arrangements will be announced by Rogue Valley Funeral Alternatives and Crematory.
    Mary Zarc
    Mary Zarc, 88, of Ashland, died Tuesday (July 24, 2001) at her home. Arrangements will be announced by Rogue Valley Funeral Alternatives and Crematory.
    Marcella Nielsen
    Marcella Nielsen, 82, of Medford, died Wednesday (July 25, 2001) at her home. Arrangements will be announced by Litwiller-Simonsen Funeral Home and Crematory, Ashland.
    Maurice Johnson
    Maurice Johnson, 79, of Wimer, died Tuesday (July 24, 2001) at his home. Arrangements will be announced by Rogue Valley Funeral Alternatives and Crematory.
    LaVerne Joyce Morgan
    LaVerne Joyce Morgan, 69, of Medford, died Monday (July 23, 2001) at Three Rivers Community Hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Hillcrest Mortuary, Medford.
    Josie Alice Craft
    Josie Alice Craft, 81, of Medford, died Wednesday (July 25, 2001) at Providence Medford Medical Center. Arrangements will be announced by Rogue Valley Funeral Alternatives and Crematory.
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