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Marlene L. G. Magruder

Mrs. Magruder, 66, formerly of Ashland, died Monday, January 5, 2004 at Sunrise Hospital, Las Vegas, NV.

Marlene was born December 9, 1937 in Ashland, OR to Albert and Helen (Mansfield) Gardner. She graduated from Ashland High School in 1955 and attended Beauty College in Medford. She moved from the Rogue Valley in the late 1950&

39;s, and became a mortgage broker in Mt. Vernon, WA. Marlene lived in Pahrump, NV the past five years.

On November 8, 1998 in Ashland, she married Radford Magruder, who survives.

Survivors, in addition to her husband, Radford of Pahrump, NV, include three sons, David Tuff of Mt. Vernon, WA, Michael Tuff of Mt. Vernon, WA, Ronald Tuff of Sequim, WA; brother and sister-in-law, Marvin and Shirley Gardner of Rexburg, ID; sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy and Jim Jordan of Hermiston; mother, Helen Gardner of Pahrump, NV; seven grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father, Albert, in 1989.

Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society, 31 W. Sixth Street, Medford, OR 97501.

Arrangements: Litwiller-Simonsen Funeral Home, Ashland.

Warren Everett Siebert

Warren Everett Siebert, 89, died on Friday, Jan. 2, 2004 at Three Rivers Community Hospital.

He was born on May 23, 1914 in Madelia, MN to John Siebert and Blanche Loomis.

He was preceded in death by his wife of over 50 years, Wilma Louise Martin. He was a longtime resident of Ashland, OR. Since May, 2003, he was living in assisted living in Grants Pass.

He was a sawmill worker, noted for his speed in piling lumber as a pieceworker in his earlier years.

He provided well for his family, including two children, John Siebert of McMinnville, OR and Karen Dykes of Grants Pass. He came from a family of 12 children, he being the oldest. He was preceded in death by his sisters Mary and Beverly and his brothers Donald and William.

He is survived by his sister Lois and brothers John, Bernard, James, Joseph, Gerald and Merrill. All surviving siblings reside in the Midwest. He is also survived by three grandchildren, Jake Siebert of Grants Pass; Shannon Oliver of McMinnville, and Tristan Siebert of Newberg; and three great grandchildren, Derek and Danielle Oliver of McMinnville, and Eric Starkey-Siebert of Grants Pass.

He was a Life Member of the Ashland Elks and it was there that he and Louise shared their passion for dancing.

He was also an avid card player.

No formal services will be held. His cremated remains will be placed next to Louise at Mountain View Cemetery. For those who wish to remember Warren, please make a contribution to a charity of your choice.

Dad will be remembered as a quiet man, who had a strong will to survive the hardships of life. He had an attitude for life - those who knew him will understand!

Grants Pass Funeral Alternatives is in charge of the arrangements.

Robert J. Mason, Jr.

Robert J. Mason, Jr., 83, of Medford, died Tuesday () at Linda Vista Care Center, Ashland.

No services are planned at this time. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Providence Medford Medical Center Foundation, Stroke Rehabilitation Center, 1111 Crater Lake Avenue, Medford, OR 97504.

Mr. Mason was born June 13, 1920 at Logansport, IN to Robert and Flossie (Isaacs) Mason. He served in the U. S. Air Force for over twenty two years, retiring in 1963 as a Lt. Col. He was a graduate of Purdue University. He has lived in the Rogue Valley for the past twenty years. Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Matthew and Shelley Mason; three grandsons, Bryan, Christopher and Aaron Mason, all of South Lake Tahoe, CA. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Stacia Mason in 1986.

William Bickford

William Bickford, 88, of Ashland, died Tuesday, () at Linda Vista Care Center, Ashland. Arrangements: Hillcrest Mortuary, Medford.