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  • Luella Sylvia Corn Dowson
    A service for Luella Sylvia Corn Dowson has been held.
    Mrs. Dowson, 86, of Ashland, died Wednesday (Oct. 17, 2001) at herhome.
    Memorial contributions may be made to Rogue Valley Hospice, 2825E. Barnett Road, Medford OR 97504.
    The daughter of E.C. and Bessie (Kellogg) Corn, she was born Nov.28, 1914, in Bridgeport, Wash.
    She moved to the Rogue Valley 80 years ago from Spokane, Wash.
    She worked as a caregiver. She was a member of Republican Womenand the Homestead Social Club. She enjoyed gardening.
    She is survived by son, Don Stine, Rogue River; daughters CarolBurnett, Medford, and Lynn Miller, Ashland; 12 grandchildren; and 17 great grandchildren.
    Arrangements: Conger-Morris Funeral Directors, Medford.
    N. Louise Weege Reinold
    N. Louise Weege Reinold, 63, of Medford, died Friday(Oct. 19, 2001) at Rogue Valley Medical Center, Medford.
    Her memorial service will be held at a later date.
    Memorial contributions may be made to CATS (Committed Alliance toStrays), P.O. Box 56, Medford, OR 97501, or Hope Equestrian Center, P.O. Box 1034, Ashland, OR 97520.
    The daughter of Walter and Marie Elana (Mendosa) Reinold, she wasborn June 30, 1938, in Tulsa, Okla.
    She graduated from Bellevue High School in Bellevue, Wash. Sheserved in the Marine Reserves after high school. She worked as a foreign mail clerk in Seattle for the U.S.Postal Service.
    In 1995, she moved from Boise, Idaho, to the Rogue Valley.
    Her hobbies included cats, crossword puzzles and friends.
    She is survived by her companion, Pat Murphy, Medford; and abrother, Robert Taylor, Ocean Springs, Miss. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother who diedat birth.
    Arrangements: Conger-Morris Funeral Directors, Medford
    Pearl Catherine Levie
    The memorial service for Pearl Catherine Levie will be held at 10a.m. Wednesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Medford Third Ward.
    Mrs. Levie, 77, of Medford, died Friday (Oct. 19, 2001) at herhome.
    Memorial contributions may be made to Providence Medford MedicalCenter Hospice.
    The daughter of Franklin and Lucy Butterfield, she was born onOct. 25, 1923, in Taylorsville, Utah.
    She graduated from Granite High School in Salt Lake City, Utah.She married Dean H. Levie on Dec. 10, 1943, in Sioux Falls, S. D. She worked for Oregon Institute ofTechnology food service for 15 years. She moved to the Rogue Valley in 1995 from Klamath Falls.
    She belonged to the Merle West Medical Center Guild. Her interestsincluded needlepoint and volunteering at the Providence Medford Medical Center.
    Survivors, in addition to her husband, include two sons, Rex andWayne Levie; five daughters, Judy McQuay, Molly Shultz, Kaye Levie, Cathy Figueroa, and Jennifer Monic; twobrothers, Dean Butterfield and Stephen Butterfield; two sisters, Faye Wetzel and Lucy Medek; 16 grandchildren;numerous great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, one son and one brother.
    Arrangements: Perl Funeral Home.
    Jarrett Walter McConnell
    The memorial service for Jarrett Walter McConnell will be held at10 a.m. Monday at the Foots Creek Chapel, 913 Foots Creek Road, Gold Hill. Pastor Mike Moore of the FootsCreek Chapel will officiate.
    Mr. McConnell, 81, of Gold Hill, died Thursday (Oct. 18, 2001) atProvidence Medford Medical Center.
    Memorial contributions may be made to the Foots Creek Chapel, 913Foots Creek Road, Gold Hill, OR 97525.
    He was born on April 12, 1920, in Hydro, Okla., the son of Charlesand Harriett McConnell. On June 7, 1946, in Anaheim, Calif., he married Jeanette Hastings, who survives.
    They moved to the Rogue Valley in 1976 from Anaheim.
    Mr. McConnell served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II,the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. He retired as master sergeant after 201/2 years. Mr. McConnell workedfor the city of Anaheim as a motor sweeper operator. He was a member of the Foots Creek Chapel and a 50-yearmember of the Gateway Masonic Lodge No. 339 in Brea, Calif. Mr. McConnell was active in Little League, BoyScouts and Cub Scouts. He enjoyed playing cards, boating and fishing.
    Survivors, in addition to his wife, include two sons, John W.McConnell, Boulder, Colo., and Jarrett C. McConnel, Long Beach, Calif.; a daughter, Judy Wenzl, Aloha; and onegrandchild.
    Arrangements: Abbey Funeral.
    George Wilburt Smyth
    The memorial service for George Wilburt Smyth will be held at 7p.m. Wednesday at the Central Point Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Fifth and Oak streets. Glenn Hambergwill officiate.
    Mr. Smyth, 73, of Central Point, died Thursday (Oct. 18, 2001) atProvidence Medford Medical Center.
    He was born on Oct. 6, 1928, in Hildebrand, a son of William andViola Smyth. He moved to the Rogue Valley from Klamath Falls in 1947.
    On Jan. 22, 1950, in Medford, he married Bernice M. Koch, whosurvives.
    Mr. Smyth owned and operated Smyth's Electric Service in CentralPoint for 46 years. He was very active with his ministry as an elder of the Jehovah's Witnesses in CentralPoint. Mr. Smyth was involved in the construction of Kingdom Halls in the Northwest for more than 15 years.
    Survivors, in addition to his wife, include a son, Stephen Smyth,Central Point; three daughters, Lorilee Harkey, Central Point, Melissa Wight, Joseph, and Amelia Lea,Brookings; s brother, Edward Smyth, North Bend; four sisters, Ora Corliss, Central Point, Clara Houck, HelenSchriener and Beth Hamilton, all Klamath Falls; and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son andtwo sisters.
    Arrangements: Abbey Funeral.
    James Steven Jobe
    Services have been held for James Steven Jobe.
    Mr. Jobe, 42, of King Cove, Alaska, formerly of the Rogue Valley,died Sept. 2 in Vancouver, Wash.
    He was born on Aug. 12 1958, in East Suffolk, England, to LucilleSnow and Thomas Ted Jobe.
    He moved to the Rogue Valley from Sacramento, Calif., in 1974 andlived here through 1988. He attended Eagle Point High School.
    Mr. Jobe served four years in the Marines. He worked in Alaska.
    He enjoyed sky-diving, fishing and hunting.
    Mr. Jobe is survived by his son, James Thomas Jobe, ColoradoSprings, Colo.; his mother, Lucille Snow, Eagle Point; a brother, Thomas C. Jobe, Central Point; and a sister,Dottie Deskins, Eagle Point. He was followed in death on Sept. 12 by his brother Ralph D. Jobe, Shady Cove. Hewas preceded in death by his father.
    Arrangements: Omega Funeral and Cremation, Portland.
    John H. Fitzgerald
    John H. Fitzgerald, 90, of Medford, died Thursday (Oct. 18, 2001)at Hearthstone Manor. At his request, no services will be held.
    Memorial contributions may be made to the American HeartAssociation.
    He was born on April 6, 1911, in Marshfield, the son of John E.and Honora Fitzgerald. He graduated from Marshfield High School.
    On Aug. 3, 1935, he married Jane Schmidt in Klamath Falls. Heworked for the California/Oregon Power Co. He was a shriner in the Masonic Lodge, and a member of the CentralPoint Rotary Club. In the late 1940s, he served as a Medford councilman.
    Survivors, in addition to his wife, include a daughter, JackieFlores, Ashland; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three sisters.
    Arrangements: Perl Funeral Home.
    Robert Edmond Blair
    The memorial service for Robert Edmond Blair will be at — p.m.Tuesday at Ashland First Methodist Church. The Rev. Michael Powell will officiate. Visitation is from 4 to 7p.m. Monday at Litwiller-Simonsen Funeral Home in Ashland. Private interment will be at Eagle Point NationalCemetery, Eagle Point.
    Memorial contributions may be made to the American LungAssociation of Oregon, 9320 S.W. Barbur Blvd., Suite 140, Portland, OR 97219-5481, or to the Ashland FirstMethodist Church Super Seniors, 175 N. Main St., Ashland, OR 97520.
    Mr. Blair, 76, of Phoenix, died Thursday (Oct. 18, 2001) at RogueValley Medical Center, Medford.
    He was born Aug. 31, 1925, in Waterbury, Conn., to Clarence andNorma (Terrell) Blair. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He received the Purple Heart for woundsreceived at Luxembourg in 1945. Following the war, he was in lumber sales in Massachusetts and California.
    On July 5, 1966, in New Hampshire, he married Rose Duval, whosurvives. They moved to Ashland in 1989, where Mr. Blair was involved with the church, setting up trips forthe senior members.
    He worked at the Ashland Chamber of Commerce for many years.
    Survivors, in addition to his wife, include a daughter, JoanWalker, Brookfield, Mass.; two stepdaughters, Susan Masterson, Eugene, and Sandra Flannery, Norco, Calif.; astepson, Albert Duval, Kapaa, Hawaii; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
    Arrangements: Litwiller-Simonsen Funeral Home, Ashland.
    Roland F. Eskew
    Graveside services have been held for Roland F. Eskew, 72, ofClovis, Calif., formerly of Gold Hill, who died Oct. 4, 2001.
    Memorial contributions may be made to St. Agnes Hospice, 1303 E.Herndon, Fresno, Calif. 93720.
    He was born in Coldwater, Kan., on Nov. 24, 1928. His family movedfrom Kansas to Gold Hill in 1938.
    He entered in the U.S. Air Force in 1950. He served on severalcombat flight crews, with tours of duty in both the Korean War and Vietnam War. He received numerouscommendations, including the Air Medal with three clusters, Commendation Medal with three clusters, the U.N.Medal and various combat crew citations.
    Following his retirement in 1976, Mr. Eskew began a career as acharter pilot for Executive Wings and Elrod Aviation, both of Fresno, Calif.
    He enjoyed golfing, flying, woodworking, machining, tool makingand computers.
    He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Rena, Clovis, Calif.; adaughter, Zara Thomas, Santa Clara, Calif.; three brothers, Duane Eskew, Coos Bay, Gerald Eskew, Shady Coveand Larry Eskew, Santa Maria, Calif.; and two sisters, Beth Ness and Donna Johnson, both Trail.
    Arrangements: Boice Funeral Home, Clovis, Calif.
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