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Daniel Patrick Maloney

Family and friends will mourn the death of Daniel — Patrick Maloney, who passed away on February 24, 2005, the year anniversary — of the diagnosis of cancer. It was the only adversary that ever failed — to fall under the spell of his Irish charm and wit.

He was born in Du Bois, Pennsylvania on March 21, 1939, — to Catherine and Leonard Maloney and lived with his brother and two sisters, — basically in Pennsylvania, until his high school days, when the family — moved to California. He graduated from Sacramento High School in 1957 — and joined the Navy, serving until 1962. He then returned home to attend — American River Junior College and then Sacramento State College, where — in 1969 he graduated with a Teaching Degree.

He was a teacher at Del Campo High School until 1971 — when he and his wife, Nel, moved to Garden Valley, California where they — remained for 20 years in a small farm setting until their son Timothy — Maloney was raised. During the years in Garden Valley, people knew him — best as co-owner of 'Maloney&

39;s Restaurant' in Greenwood, California. — He also did carpentry, managed renta1 property and worked for the Post — Office. The couple then moved to Ashland, Oregon in 1991.

He is survived by his wife, Nel; son, Timothy; twin grandsons, — Casey and Logan Maloney; brothers, Joseph Maloney and Jim Maloney; and — two sisters, Pat Sullivan and Margaret Borba. He was blessed with countless — friends.

All who knew him will miss his exuberance for life, his — wonderful Irish hospitality, the warmth of his sense of humor and his — active and unique approach to life. All of this will be celebrated with — family and friends in the spring in Garden Valley at a date to be announced — later, where the drop of the "dew" will be raised to toast his life.

The family wishes any contributions commemorating his — life to be sent as donation to the Youth Symphony of Southern Oregon, — P.O. Box 4291, Medford, OR 97501-0163.

Arrangements: Litwiller-Simonsen Funeral Home, Ashland. —

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Julie Hilla, 82, of Ashland, Oregon, died peacefully — on at Rogue Valley Hospital in Medford, Oregon.

Born in 1922 to Jeanne and Albert Schoensiegel in Maracaibo, — Venezuela, she spent most of her childhood in Southern California. She — graduated with honors from Whittier College and went on to earn several — advanced degrees and credentials.

She married Harold Abshear in 1943 and raised three children. — She was also a dedicated educator, working for the Whittier High School — District for many years. In her capacity as teacher, counselor, and administrator, — she was known for her devotion to and rapport with her students.

After retiring in 1987 she moved to Palm Desert, California, — where she volunteered in the local schools, was active in the Unitarian — Fellowship, the Children&

39;s Museum and the Democratic Party. She also — enjoyed traveling in Europe and Asia. In 2003, she moved to Ashland to — be near her children.

She is survived by her husband, John Hilla, of Ashland, — her brother Richard Schoensiegel of Del Mar, CA., her sons Donald Abshear — of Grand Junction, Colorado, Robert Abshear of Ashland, her daughter, — Joan Brown of Ashland, and stepdaughter Alex Wolf of Huntington Beach, — CA. She also leaves behind six grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren. —

There will be a memorial service at Skylark Assisted — Living in Ashland.