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    Arthur William Covey
    The funeral for Arthur William Covey will be at — p.m. Thursday atPerl Funeral Home at Siskiyou Memorial Park. Interment will be in Siskiyou Memorial Park, Medford.
    Mr. Covey, 93, of Central Point, died Saturday (April 13, 2002) atProvidence Medford Medical Center.
    Memorial contributions may be made to the Prime Timers at theFirst Church of the Nazarene, or the First Church of the Nazarene Building Fund, 1974 E. McAndrews Blvd.,Medford, OR 97504.
    He was born March 31, 1909, in Bundy Hollow, N.Y. He moved to theRogue Valley in the late 1970s from Southern California. On Aug. 16, 1996, in Medford, he married EtoileGoble, who survives.
    Mr. Covey was a fireman for 27 years in Pasadena, Calif., retiringas captain.
    He helped start the Pasadena High School Bulldog Marching Band,where he played the trumpet. He was a member of the Fireman's Association and the First Church of theNazarene.
    Mr. Covey enjoyed woodworking, fishing, sketching and playingcards.
    Survivors, in addition to his wife, include three daughters, DonnaFrakes, Wimer, Barbara Marshall, Ojai, Calif., and Thyra Barnes, Thousand Oaks, Calif.; a son, Arthur WilliamBill Jr., San Jose, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and onegreat-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his former wife, Maxine Ione Covey, and by an adopted son,Paul Phillip Riffel.
    Friends may pay their respects one hour before the service at PerlFuneral Home at Siskiyou Memorial Park. Friends may leave a message in the guest book at www.perlfuneral.com.
    Arrangements: Perl Funeral Home, Medford.
    Donald Burke Dopfer
    The memorial potluck for Donald Burke Dopfer will be at 6:30 p.m.Thursday at Fruitland Grange on Rogue River Highway in Grants Pass. Private interment will be at Eagle PointNational Cemetery.
    Mr. Dopfer, 71, of Grants Pass, died Monday (April 15, 2002) atProvidence Medford Medical Center.
    Memorial contributions may be made to the Josephine County 4-HHappy Hoppers Club, c/o Gillian Penquitt, 240 Long Acres Road, Grants Pass, OR 97527.
    He was born March 22, 1931, in Whittier, Calif., to Otto Burke andAnna May Belle Marr Dopfer. On Aug. 30, 1959, in Sunol, Calif., he married Celia Bartholomew, who survives.They moved to the Rogue Valley in 1963 from Waterford, Calif.
    Mr. Dopfer and his wife raised show rabbits for 25 years. He hadbeen active with the American Rabbit Breeders Association (A.R.B.A.) since 1977.
    He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War aboard the USSBoxer.
    Mr. Dopfer was a member of the Rogue Valley Rabbit Fanciers andthe Rogue Valley Rock and Gem Club. He was a 4-H leader for many years and was superintendent at the JosephineCounty Fair in the rabbit division.
    Survivors, in addition to his wife, include three daughters,Melody Holmgren, Central Point, Cheri Powell, Grants Pass, and Kim Silva, McArthur, Calif.; six grandchildrenand four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one grandchild.
    Arrangements: Abbey Funeral, Medford.
    Wilma Harriet Cash
    The funeral service for Wilma Harriet Cash will be at 10 a.m.Thursday at Siskiyou Memorial Park, Medford. The Rev. Liam Carey will officiate.
    Ms. Cash, 71, of Medford, died Sunday (April 14, 2002) at ThreeFountains Nursing Center in Medford.
    Memorial contributions may be made to Three Fountains NursingCenter, 835 Crater Lake Ave., Medford, OR 97504.
    She was born June 28, 1930, in Central Heights, Ariz., to Wesleyand Hazel Harries Whiteley. The family moved to California, where she grew up.
    Ms. Cash was an executive with a gun manufacturing firm inCalifornia. She moved to the Rogue Valley 10 years ago.
    She was active in the Over 50 group and was a member of theCatholic church.
    Ms. Cash had enjoyed writing poetry since she was a child.
    Survivors include two sons, Edward, Medford, and Patrick, HavasuCity, Ariz.; a daughter, Randie Selleck, Fallbrook, Calif.; a sister, Iris Abernathy, Temecula, Calif.; sixgrandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sisters.
    Arrangements: Abbey Funeral, Medford.
    Anna May Veal
    The graveside service for Anna May Veal will be at 1:30 p.m.Friday at Klamath Memorial Park in Klamath Falls. Tom Darley, elder at the Church of Jesus Christ ofLatter-day Saints will officiate.
    Mrs. Veal, 76, of Phoenix, died Monday (April 15, 2002) at SkylarkEnhanced Care in Ashland.
    Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association,Southern Oregon Chapter, 10 Crater Lake Ave., Medford, OR 97504, or Rogue Valley Medical Center Foundation,Hospice, 2600 Siskiyou Blvd., Suite 100, Medford, OR 97504.
    She was born May 15, 1925, in Klamath Falls, to Clarence and NoraWood, and was raised in the Klamath Falls area. In December 1941, she married Bernard T. Schultz. They movedto Medford in 1954 and later divorced. On Dec. 9, 1967, in Reno Nev., she married Howard Jack Veal, whosurvives.
    Mrs. Veal worked as a practical nurse, medical receptionist andparamedic in the medical field for many years. She had worked in hospital emergency departments in LosAngeles, and at the old Sacred Heart Hospital in Medford. She later worked for her husband's business, ValleyMedical Laboratory, retiring in 1991.
    She enjoyed camping, fishing and traveling.
    Survivors include a daughter, Linda Solario, Medford; a son, KeithSchultz, Vancouver, Wash.; a stepson, Dan Veal, Anchorage, Alaska; two stepdaughters, Susan Wiswell and PattiPerkins, both Juneau, Alaska; two sisters, Betty Slover and Louise Bassett, both Klamath Falls; ninegrandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, a son, and two brothers.
    Arrangements: Conger-Morris Funeral Directors, Medford.
    Hilton C. Shearer
    The funeral service for Hilton C. Shearer will be at — p.m. Fridayat Eagle Point National Cemetery.
    Mr. Shearer, 88, of Medford, died Thursday (April 11, 2002) at theVeterans Hospital in Roseburg.
    Memorial contributions may be made to the Veterans Hospital inRoseburg, 913 N.W. New Garden Valley Blvd., Roseburg, OR 97470.
    He was born Jan. 21, 1914, in Cedar Falls, Iowa, to Francis Martinand Caroline Louise (Smith) Shearer. In 1926, his family moved to Redwood City, Calif., from Iowa. On Feb. 1,1948, in Carson City, Nev., he married Thelma Catherine Wantland, who survives.
    The Shearers made their home in Santa Cruz, Calif., where Mr.Shearer worked as a carpenter in home construction. In 1970, the Shearers moved to the Rogue Valley to retire,but Mr. Shearer continued to work in home construction here.
    He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
    Mr. Shearer was a member of the Medford Elks Lodge.
    He trained Labrador retrievers in field trials, and enjoyeddancing, swimming and hunting.
    Survivors, in addition to his wife, include a son, William T.,Brighton, Colo.; two daughters, Janet West, Lake Oswego, and Carol Lynn Whitaker, Pleasant Grove, Utah; twostepdaughters, Beverly Holte, Medford and Barbara Richardson, Cullman, Ala.; a stepson, Ken Wantland, SantaCruz, Calif.; 19 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
    Arrangements: Abbey Funeral, Medford.
    Betty Rae Pfeifer
    The funeral service for Betty Rae Pfeifer will be at 10 a.m.Friday at Medford First Christian Church. The Rev. Tim Tiffany will officiate. Interment will be in EaglePoint National Cemetery.
    Mrs. Pfeifer, 80, of Medford, died Friday (April 12, 2002) at herhome.
    Memorial contributions may be made to the Roosevelt School, SchoolSupply Fund, 112 Lindley St., Medford, OR 97504.
    She was born Betty Sterley on Feb. 5, 1922, in Wenatchee, Wash. OnJune 9, 1946, in Santa Barbara, Calif., she married Francis Pfeifer, who died in 1989. She moved to the RogueValley in 1990 from San Luis Obispo, Calif.
    Mrs. Pfeifer was a beautician most of her life and owned a salonin San Luis Obispo, Calif.
    She served in the U.S. Army during World War II, achieving therank of technician fifth grade.
    Mrs. Pfeifer was active in the Medford Foster GrandparentsProgram, and was a volunteer with the Ladies Guild at Providence Medford Medical Center and at the VeteransAffairs Domiciliary. She was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, the Ladies Auxiliary of the Veteransof Foreign Wars, Women of the Moose and Retired to Action (REAC).
    Mrs. Pfeifer enjoyed volunteering and traveling.
    Survivors include two sons, William, Medford, and Clifford Corona,Calif.; two daughters, Nanci Pfeifer, Medford, and Shelli Hundley, in Alabama; two stepbrothers, Ralph Sterley,Snohomish, Wash., and Ron Sterley, in Washington; a stepsister, Marilyn Sterley, in Washington; twograndchildren and one great-grandchild.
    Friends may pay their respects from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday at theFirst Christian Church in Medford.
    Arrangements: Rogue Valley Funeral Alternatives and Crematory.
    E. Ray Silvey
    The memorial service for E. Ray Silvey will be at 2 p.m. Saturdayat the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 3822 Crater Lake Ave., Medford. Frank Lee Jr. of Shady Cove willofficiate. Interment will be in Eagle Point National Cemetery.
    Mr. Silvey, 78, of Medford, died Friday (April 12, 2002) at hishome.
    Memorial contributions may be made to Providence Community HealthFoundation, Hospice, 1111 Crater Lake Ave., Medford, OR 97504.
    He was born May 20, 1923, in Subaco, Ark., one of 17 children ofThomas Marrion and Sylvia Sonora (Nipple) Silvey. He quit school in the fourth grade to work as a timberfaller to support the family. On Oct. 17, 1956, he married Kay Casey, who survives.
    Mr. Silvey was a timber faller for 36 years. Following World WarII, he moved to Prineville and cut timber there until moving to Crescent City, Calif., where he cut redwoodfor 10 years. He moved to Eagle Point in 1965, and founded Silvey Precision Chaingrinder, retiring in 1985.During this time he was granted 37 patents for chain grinders, automatic chain grinders and other relatedlogging equipment. He also designed and produced the world's first and lightest all-aluminum hydraulic treejacks, products he demonstrated on-site at logging operations around the Pacific Northwest. In 1992, he wasgranted a patent for Clamptite.
    He served in the U.S. Navy as a chief machinist mate in thePhilippines during World War II.
    In 1962, Mr. Silvey won the World Championship Chain Saw CuttingContest in Hayward, Wis. During his career, he set other world records for chain saw cutting and ax throwing.In 1975, at age 52, he learned to fly at the Medford airport. Over the next 12 years, he flew more than 3,000hours, ultimately earning an instrument rating.
    He enjoyed automobiles, primarily hot rod Fords, inventing,hunting and fishing. In 1980, off the coast of Hawaii, he caught an 11-foot, 8-inch, 276-pound marlin.
    Survivors, in addition to his wife, include four daughters, HelenR. Silvey, Kiowa, Okla., Linda K. Silvey, Shasta Lake, Calif., Vona M. Silvey, Shady Cove and Senora L. Early,Texarkana, Texas; a stepdaughter, Charlotte A. Wilson, Harper; a stepson, Charles Bud E. Shepherd,Medford; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Rilla KaySilvey.
    Arrangements: Rogue Valley Funeral Alternatives and Crematory.
    Barbara S. Loomis Palanuk
    The memorial service for Barbara S. Loomis Palanuk will be at 1p.m. Saturday at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Medford. Interment will be in the Memorial Gardens atWestminster Presbyterian Church.
    Mrs. Palanuk, 58, of Medford, died April 3, 2002, at her home.
    Memorial contributions may be made to the Westminster PresbyterianDeacons, Association Youth Outreach, 2000 Oakwood Drive, Medford, OR 97504.
    She was born Feb. 15, 1944, to Robert and Ethel May (Jones)Loomis. She graduated from South Eugene High School in 1961. She moved to Medford in the 1960s, and returnedin 1980 from Hillsboro.
    Ms. Palanuk had worked in the Phoenix School District for the past15 years.
    She was a deacon at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Medford.
    She enjoyed spending time with children, creative writing,including poetry, and creating stained glass art.
    Survivors include three sons, Judd, Ruch, Josh, Keizer, and Jake,Carmel Valley, Calif.; a brother, Bob Loomis, Azusa, Calif.; two sisters, Conni Loomis, Elmira, and LindaFagerstrom, Concord, Calif.; and two grandsons.
    Arrangements: Rogue Valley Funeral Alternatives and Crematory.
    Timothy Lee Pardy
    Timothy Lee Pardy, 59, of Gold Hill, died Monday (April 15, 2002)at his home. Arrangements will be announced by Grants Pass Funeral Alternatives.
    Steven T. Nester
    Steven T. Nester, 55, of Gold Hill, died Monday (April 15, 2002)at his home. Arrangements will be announced by Conger-Morris Funeral Directors, Medford. Obituary Guidelines
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