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  • Anita Irene Stanley
    July 4, 1914 - February 19, 2006 Born in Senath, Missouri, of Ludia Jane and Henry John Ray. She is survived by two sons, William Henry Lucas of Trail, OR and Charles Ray Swift of Astoria, OR; three grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.
    — She came to Oregon in 1944 and has lived in the Medford area for the past 60 years. She survived four husbands and all of her six siblings. She will be remembered for her beauty, wit, humor, and strength of character.
    Responses to her passing may be mailed to: P.O. Box 328, Astoria, OR 97103.
    — Delores "Dee" M. Hovland
    Delores "Dee" M. Hovland, 83, of Medford, passed away on Thursday, March 2, 2006 at Rogue Valley Medical Center. Family and friends are welcome to attend her memorial service at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Monday, March 6, 2006 at 8:30 a.m. She will be laid to rest at Eagle Point National Cemetery along with her loving husband, Guy I. Hovland, who passed away on November 3, 1994.
    — "Dee" was born on September 9, 1922 in Wykoff, MN and married Guy on August 22, 1942 at Austin, MN. They were married 52 years until his death; she continued to live in ?loving harmony? with her son, David, and his family until her untimely death.
    — Her surviving family includes her son, David Hovland, daughter-in-law Danette Hovland and three grandchildren, Nicole Rey Hovland, Mario D. Alcala and Beau Guy Hovland. She is also survived by her loving younger brother, Frank Paul, residing in St. Simons, GA.
    — "Dee" was a very loving and caring person who usually thought of others before herself. She loved her friends and times she spent with them garage sale-ing. She has been a tireless volunteer at the Oregon Welcome Center with all "The Girls" for the last eight years. She will be missed very much.
    WE LOVE YOU VERY MUCH "DEE"
    — Harold Breazeale
    Harold Breazeale, a Prineville resident, passed away on Monday, . He was 83 years old.
    — Funeral services will be 1:00 on Wednesday, March 8, 2006 at Hull & Hull Mortuary in Grants Pass, Oregon. Burial will follow at the Wilderville Cemetery in Wilderville, Oregon.
    — Harold was born on April 6, 1922, in Selma, Oregon, the son of Joseph and Mary Ellen (Gietwitz) Breazeale. He married Mildred Louise Armstrong in Medford, Oregon on September 21, 1938. As a Christian he was active in the Church of the Brethren in Medford. He joined the U.S. Navy during WWII, and was honorably discharged in 1945. He was employed at various sawmills in Southern Oregon and worked as a sawyer for Gulf Red Cedar in Central Point and for Boise Cascade Mill in Medford. He retired in 1984 and moved to Prineville in 1984.
    — Harold enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing, camping and growing vegetables. He was a life member of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, the Oregon Hunters Association and the National Rifle Association. He hunted all over the west and recently returned from a successful antelope hunt in Wyoming.
    Mr. Breazeale is survived by his wife, Mildred Breazeale of Prineville; his sons, Kenneth Earl Breazeale of Medford, OR; Raymond Lee and his wife Josie Breazeale of Medford, OR; Howard Joe and his wife Linda Breazeale of Redding, CA; George Allen Breazeale of Clackamas, OR; his daughters, Marilyn and her husband Rocky Stone of Dallas, TX; Judy Kay and her husband Ken Axling of Eagle Point, OR; DeeAnna Breazeale of Portland, OR; Brothers, Melvin Breazeale of Redmond, OR; Sister, Joanna Ognanovich from Fresno, CA; 15 grandchildren and 10 great-grand children. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, one grandson, and one granddaughter.  Arrangements are in the care of the Prineville Funeral Home.
    — Hjalmar Richard Westerberg, Jr.
    March 12, 1923 - February 28, 2006 Richard was born and lived nearly all his life in the East Valley View Road area of Ashland, Oregon. He graduated from Ashland High School in 1941. In his youth he worked with his parents on the family farm, tending the apple and pear orchards, raising chickens, and a registered Guernsey herd of milk cows. He enjoyed hunting and fishing in the local hills and streams.
    — Following high school, Richard spent two years at Naval Officer&
    39;s Candidate School in Miami, Ohio. He was honorably discharged from the Navy due to an injury. He returned to Oregon and attended Oregon State University. Prior to leaving for the military he met Elizabeth Ann Bunnell. They were married on August 4, 1944.
    — After their marriage, Richard and Elizabeth moved to a small house across the road from his childhood home. The house grew in size over the years to accommodate their four growing children. Richard helped form the Southern Oregon Milk Producers league and later managed Jorgenson&
    39;s Dairy in Medford. He left the dairy business to operate Medford Ice and Cold Storage Company, Inc. for two years. In 1974 he formed a corporation with his wife and son and managed and operated Medford Ice Service until its sale in December 2003. Richard was involved in the family business until his final days and was anticipating the corporation&
    39;s next venture. The family continues to run a cow - calf operation on the family ranch.
    — Richard believed it was his responsibility to contribute to the community in which he worked and lived. His service included being appointed to the Oregon Beef Council by Gov. Mark O. Hatfield. He was President of the Western Dairyman&
    39;s Association, Vice President and President of the Greater Medford Chamber of Commerce, Board Member of the Bear Creek Valley Sanitary Authority, served on the Ashland School Board for nine years, was a member of Siskiyou Knife and Fork, Elks, Masons,and Order of Eastern Star. Richard was a member and Elder of the First Presbyterian Church in Phoenix, Oregon.
    — Richard is survived by his wife of 61 years, Elizabeth; and his four children, Bruce and wife, Judy; and grandchildren, Elizabeth, Noah, Samuel and Hannah of Kennewick, Washington; Craig and his wife, Shirley; and grandchildren, Michelle and Eric of Ashland; David and his wife, Lauri; and grandchildren, Nathan and Brian of Ashland; and Ann Chase and her husband, Steve; and grandchildren, Whitney, Aimee and Emerson of Beaver Creek, Oregon. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hjalmar Richard and Pearl Elizabeth Nichols; and granddaughter, Nicole Tara Westerberg.
    — Litwiller-Simonsen of Ashland is handling the arrangements. The celebration of his life will be Sunday, March 12th at First Presbyterian Church in Phoenix at 3:30 pm. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 121 W. 2nd Street, P.O. Box 390, Phoenix, OR 97535.
    — In Loving Memory of
    Darlene June Acrey-Orlow On February 26, 2006, Darlene Orlow left this earth to become an angel in heaven, where she could watch over and protect her family forever.
    — She was born April 3, 1932 to Ralph and Beatrice Bromley in Muskegun, Michigan. She moved to Oregon in 1945. She was a loving caregiver for many years taking care of others was her joy in life. She was married to Marvin Loyd Acrey, the father of her five children, then later married William Orlow, both of whom survive.
    — Darlene was devoted to her family and friends. She always greeted everyone with open arms and a big kiss. She enjoyed decorating and spending time outside sitting in the warm sunshine visiting. But more than anything in the world, she loved being with her children and grand babies.
    — She is survived by her four beautiful boys, Michael Acrey, Doug Acrey, John Acrey, and Dennis Acrey, and her precious only daughter, Donna Lynne Acrey. She has many grand babies and loved each one more than words could say. She also leaves behind many others that she loved dearly, including a sister, Donna Fehl, and two step-sons.
    — She was preceded in death by her parent, two sisters, and a step son.
    — A service will be held for family and friends on March 11, 2006 from 12-5 p.m. at her grandson&
    39;s home.
    "Forever and Always"
    Marie L. Larum
    Marie L. Larum, beloved wife of Gordon R. Larum, Sr. of Medford, Oregon and beloved mother of Gordon R. Larum Jr., Newman, California, and Ernest I. Larum, Eagle Point, Oregon, succumbed to a long illness on February 28, 2006.
    — She is survived by seven grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Remembrances in her name may be made to Providence Hospice, Medford, Oregon. Services private.
    — Melvin B. Turner
    Born October 27, 1925 in Oklahoma. He was raised in Kansas and later moved to Nebraska. Melvin died February 26, 2006 at the age of 80, at the Veterans&
    39; Facility in White City. He lived in Central Point for 32 years.
    — Melvin was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers; and one sister.
    — Survivors include his loving wife of 58 years, Darline; one daughter and her husband, Karen and Tom Quinnin, Medford; one granddaughter and her husband, Ginger and Tony Delisio, Springfield; two great grandsons, Scott and Anthony, Springfield; his twin brother and his wife, Elvin and Elsie Turner and their family, Lincoln, NE. He will be greatly missed by his family and all his friends! He worked in the tire business since the age of 13, and retired as a tire recap specialist. He also served in the Navy during WWII.
    — Her family wishes to thank Darline, (Mom/Grandma) for the loving care she gave endlessly! She&
    39;s an inspiration to us all! The family would also like to thank all who helped make his last days painless and peaceful at the Veterans Infirmary in White City.
    — Interment will be at the Eagle Point National Cemetery.
    Michael W. Belknap
    Michael W. Belknap of Medford, OR passed away on Tuesday, February 28, 2006.
    — He will be greatly missed by his loving family: Wife, Linda; daughter, Marcie Yarborough of Marysville, CA; daughter, Cari Page and her husband David of Central Point; grandchildren, Michael, Kyle, Ashley and Ryan; and brother Clifton and his family of Shady Cove.
    — Michael was a 7th degree black belt in Aiku-Jitsu and enjoyed sharing his knowledge of the martial arts with others.
    — In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity. A private family service will be held in the spring.
    — Correspondence may be sent to: Cari Page, 122&
    189; Oregon Terrace, Medford OR 97504.
    — Norma Jean Lopez
    March 5, 1954-Feb. 12, 2005 A year has passed since you left us so suddenly. Your family and friends still miss you so very much. We all have our very own special memories of you, which we will forever treasure. Where there were tears before, we now have smiles in our hearts; for every time you are thought of, we think of the happy times and how you brought so much laughter to all of us. We know that you are watching over us. Save a place for us, our baby sissy (yes..baby!), for we will be with you again one day.
    — To mom: We still think of you everyday. You will always be in our hearts. We miss you and love you very much.
    Your kids.
    Happy Birthday, Norma We love you always Your family
    Virginia D. Cook
    Virginia D. Cook, longtime resident of Medford, Oregon, died March 1, 2006 of age related causes. She was 94. She was born December 15, 1911 in Geneva, Ohio to parents Julia and Bert Gregory. She grew up in Ogden, Utah and Chico, California, and came to Medford in 1929 where she graduated from Medford High School in 1930.
    — On June 14, 1934, she married Ralph L. Cook who preceded her in death.
    — She was an active member of the Medford First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ. She was the first woman Elder of the church and was active in State Women&
    39;s Church activities. A worship book published by Bethany House was authored by Virginia. She was also President of Medford Church Women United and was on the Salvation Army Board.
    — She was President of Rogue Valley Medical Center Auxiliary in 1968, and served on the Board for several years. In the early 1970s she was President of the Oregon Association of Hospital Auxiliaries and served on its board for several years.
    — She served as Worthy Matron of the Reames Chapter of the Eastern Star and was also a member of the Fraternal Order of Daughters of the Nile.
    — She loved to travel, and most important to her were her family, church and friends.
    — Survivors include daughters, Barbara Gault of Springfield, Ore., Deanna Denhardt of Phoenix, Ariz.; son, Monte Cook of Portland, Ore.; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two nieces; and one nephew. Her sister, Marjorie Gandee preceded her in death.
    — A private family service was held.
    Virginia W. Gros
    November 22, 1916- February 23, 2006 Virginia Washington Gros, 89, died Thursday, February 23, 2006 at the Blue Mission Senior Care home in Gold Hill, Oregon.
    — Born on a farm in King George, Virginia belonging to her mother and father, Henry and Mary Washington, she was a fifth generation descendent to George Washington's brother, Lawrence. In 1941 she married Dick Gros and spent her whole life only a few miles away from her birthplace in the tiny town of Dahlgren.
    — She loved her family and many relatives dearly, spent time volunteering as a Cub Scout Leader, 4H leader, Dahlgren Library, Saint Paul's Episcopal Church, the King George Historical Society, and the opportunity shop in King George. Her many hobbies included ceramics and sewing but her pride and joy was her beautiful collection of azaleas she grew in her yard.
    — At her request she moved to Oregon after a serious fall in 2003 to be with family.
    — She is survived by a sister, Elizabeth Carter, of Aloha, Oregon, two sons, James Gros of Los Angeles, CA, Eugene and Debby Gros of Eagle Point, Or, and daughter, Sylvia and Dan King of Harrisonburg, VA. Four grandchildren, Chuck Gros, Elizabeth Gros, Virginia Gros, Seth McClain and two great grandchildren, James E. Gros, and Preston E. Gros.
    — A memorial service will be held at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in King George, VA sometime in the near future. Any donations can be made out to Eugene Gros. Yuck! Yuck!
    Gerald D. Crandall
    Gerald D. "Jerry" Crandall, 78, of Gold Hill died Thursday, March 2, 2006 at his home. Arrangements are pending with Grants Pass Funeral Alternatives.
    Hazel M. DeMers
    Hazel M. DeMers, 89 (July 26, 1916), sister of Virginia VonKienast of Medford, died Thursday, March 2, 2006, at Rogue Valley Medical Center. Arrangements by Conger-Morris Funeral Directors, Medford.
    Larry Jackson
    Larry Jackson, 61, of Medford passed away Monday, at Hearthstone Manor. Arrangements by Rogue Valley Funeral Alternatives.
    Martin Andres Fonseca
    Martin A. Fonseca, 26 (Jan. 14, 1980), of Medford, died Thursday, March 2, 2006, at Rogue Valley Medical Center, Medford. Arrangements by Conger-Morris Funeral Directors, Medford.
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