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Hugh William Donovan

Hugh William Donovan died September 19th, 2004. A memorial service — will be held for Mr. Donovan at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, October 23, at Fountain — Plaza, Medford, Pastor Perry Atkinson will officiate.

Hugh was born May 20, 1924 in Reno, Nevada. He moved — to and grew up in Santa Clara, California where he graduated from Santa — Clara University cum laude in 1949 with a bachelor&

39;s degree in business — administration. He served in the army during WW II and retired as Lt. — Col. Following his retirement from active military duty, he was employed — for 28 years by G.E. in San Jose in the Atomic Power Equipment Department. — In 1963 he was selected national chairman of the Nuclear Material Management — where he was the top executive officer responsible for control of all — nuclear materials across the U.S.

In 1994 Hugh moved to Medford. He was a true gentleman — who extremely proud of his military service and years of employment with — G.E. He contributed to many non-profit organizations that he felt worthy. —

He was an accomplished musician, and in his youth played — in many bands, playing both the saxophone and piano.

Survivors include; his sister, Sister Leonard Donovan — of San Jose, CA; his three daughters, Blanca Hall-Pinner of Danville, — CA. Rita Donovan-Roth of Ashland, and Teena Estafani of San Jose; five — grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.

Memorial contributions can be made to Paralyzed Veterans — of America or the Sisters of the Holy Family, Fremont CA.

Jack Ronald Gunter Jack Ronald Gunter passed away on September 23, 2004 in Ashland, Oregon — at the age of 78.

A celebration of life will take place at — p.m. at the — Bellview Grange in Ashland on Monday, October 25, 2004.

He was born to Gerald Gunter and Hazel Gunter (Powell) — on October 25, 1925 in Ashland, Oregon. He married Jean Pander in 1945 — who preceded him in death in 1956. He married Betty Bushnell on November — 11, 1957 who survives.

Mr. Gunter was born and raised in Ashland. He served — in the Navy in WWII. He worked in the timber industries in his younger — years, as well as commercial fishing. He was a firefighter for Jackson — County Fire District

5 for 19 years, retiring in 1989.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting and working on cars.

Survivors include his wife, Betty; One daughter Marietta — Bianchi who lives in Sholow AZ; three sons, Gerald "Butch" Gunter, Steven — Gunter, and Dan Gunter, all of Ashland. Six grandchildren and four great — grandchildren. Preceding him in death were his parents and a brother, — James Gunter.

The family would appreciate donations to Jackson County — Fire District

5 in memory of Jack Gunter. Contributions can be mailed — to JCFD

5, 5811 South Pacific Hwy., Phoenix, OR 97535.

Arrangements made by his family and Litwiller Simonsen — Funeral Home.

— Kurt Hartmann A private family service will be held for Kurt Hartmann, 78, of Ashland — who died Friday, October 15, 2004 at his home following a brief illness. —

Born in 1926 in Passau, Germany, Kurt Hartmann came to — the United States in 1938, when his family fled the Hitler regime. He — lived in Albany, New York until 1944 when he enlisted in the United States — Navy. He served in the Philippines until 1946.

Mr. Hartman attended Antioch College in Yellowsprings, — Ohio and graduated from that institution with a degree in political science. —

In his younger years he worked for the National Labor — Relations Board in North Carolina and Philadelphia. Subsequently, he became — a journalist in West Virginia and Washington D.C. In 1955 he assumed ownership — of the weekly newspaper in Seaside, CA, the News-Sentinel, and several — years later founded a printing business, Printing Inc. In 1978, together — with his wife, Kurt established a bookstore in Salinas, Books & Books. —

Since his retirement in 1989 he had returned to journalism, — writing, among other publications, for the Monterey Herald&

39;s Alta — Vista magazine, the Ashland Daily Tidings, and the Medford Mail Tribune. —

Kurt and Lou moved from the Monterey Peninsula to Ashland, — Oregon in 2000 after each had lived in California for over 40 years.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Louise, and two children — by a prior marriage, Susan Gernaey of Rossmoor, CA, Thomas Mark Hartmann — of Los Angeles, CA, and four grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements under the direction of the Litwiller-Simonsen — Funeral Home, Ashland.

John P. Ernst John Price Ernst, 84, of Medford, died Saturday, October 16, 2004 — at his home. Arrangements: Litwiller-Simonsen Funeral Home, Ashland.