C. C. Morris
Born at home in Edom, TX, he graduated from Baylor University and Law School. He practiced law in Tyler, TX until he was drafted into the U. S. Army in World War II. He was stationed all over the United States and after the war, settled in San Francisco, CA.
He worked as an attorney for the Veterans Administration and Public Housing Administration, which became HUD. He retired to Petaluma, CA with his late wife, Alta Roberts Morris. At age 97 he moved to Ashland, OR to be near his daughter and granddaughter.
Survivors include his daughter, Martha McIntyre; grandson, Tom McIntyre; granddaughter, Annie McIntyre and her husband, Jeff Altemus; two sisters, Gladys Saylors, Nell Myers; and one brother, Walter Morris, who live in Texas. He was predeceased by a son, Sam Morris.
There will be a memorial for Mr. Morris on September 19, 2005 at 6 p.m., at 204 Alicia Street, Ashland.
Arrangements: Litwiller-Simonsen Funeral Home, Ashland.
Daniel B. Wessler
Daniel B. Wessler, ended his journey in this life on August 23rd to move on into the next life in faith.
A memorial service will be held September 17, at — p.m., in Lithia Park in the area below the Upper Duck Pond.
Memorial gifts in honor of Dan may be given to Oxfam America, P.O. Box 55807, Boston, MA 02205 or to Peace House, P. O. Box 524, Ashland, OR 97520 or to Soda Mountain Wilderness Council, P. O. Box 512, Ashland, OR 97520.
His family is deeply grateful for his life.
Arrangements: Litwiller-Simonsen Funeral Home, Ashland.
Hetty Wells Finn
Born April 13, 1912 in Rockville Center, New York to Jeanette Robinson Wells and Pierson L. Wells, died August 27, 2005, at Linda Vista in Ashland, Oregon. She married Dr. Frederick W. Finn in 1935, they had four children, five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her daughter, Virginia Finn Blechmen of Ashland; and her son, Frederick Wells Finn of Olympia, Washington. Her husband, and sons James Webster Finn and Lawrence Lee Finn preceded her in death.
Mrs. Finn graduated from Sweet Briar College with honors, majoring in Chemistry.
She served the First Presbyterian Church, Greenwich, Ct. for nearly fifty years in numerous capacities including Elder, Deacon and Chair of the Finance Committee.
Most of all, she will be remembered as a loving and giving daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend.
Contributions in her name may be made to a charity of your choice.
Funeral arrangements will be made through Fred D. Knapp of Greenwich, Ct. (203) 869-0315.
Junior Carter "JC" Hibbs
A graveside service for Junior Carter "JC" Hibbs will be at 2 p.m. Sept. 3, 2005, at Dunn-Hill Cemetery, Ashland.
Mr. Hibbs, 75, of Eugene (formerly of the Rogue Valley) died August 25, 2005.
He graduated from Jacksonville High School in 1949. He married Dorothy Winningham, they later divorced. On July 3, 1977 in Las Vegas, he married Shirley Mahany who survives.
JC served in the Corps of Army Enginers rock crushing and road building in Pusan, Korea, during the Korean War.
He worked as a school bus drivr, dairy farmer, cattle buyer. He worked in heavy construction/ road building. He was the President/ CEO of Teeco Corp., he was an inventor of the Transloader Truck (acquired 22 patents). He retired as Manager of Special Projects at Granite Rock.
JC was a member of the VFW, the Elks and Ducks unlimited. He received a Granite Rock Award for the invention of the Transloader Truck and a Charter Schools Award for his work with dyslexic children.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, water skiing, camping and traveling.
In addition to his wife, Shirley, survivors include: his daughter, Carla Moeller of Keizer, OR; his step-daughter Wendi Agular of Clayton, CA; his step-son, Kevin Thomas of Eugene; and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Charles Lynn Hibbs on May 3, 1953; Joan Marie Hibbs on July 23, 1954; James Frank Hibbs on Dec. 15, 1959 and Robert Mark Hibbs on August 23, 1987.
Arrangements: Littwiller-Simonsen Funeral Home, Ashland.
Kenneth F. Adams
Kenneth F. Adams died peacefully at Jackson House August 24, 2005 at age 91, two days after his 65th wedding anniversary. He was born November 30, 1913 in Mankato, Minn. and worked in the Civilian Conservation Corps as a cook during the depression.
His parents had moved to Ashland next door to Marjorie Corthell, and when Ken first saw her he knew that she was the one for him and set about convincing her that he was the one for her. When courting they attended movies at what is now the Ginger Rogers Theater and went next door for shrimp cocktails.
They were married in Reno, Nevada on August 22, 1940. They lived for many years in Ashland and raised two sons, Miles and Dennis while Ken worked for the gas company. Later they retired to Talent, and also spent time in Arizona, where they enjoyed playing golf.
Ken will be remembered for his sense of humor and comraderie, and also for his devotion to his wife Marjorie, who still survives, along with both sons, a daughter in law, Luba Adams; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
The family would like to thank Jackson House, Ashland Hospice, and Southern Oregon Family Practice for the excellent care that they provided Ken in his final days.
Louise Hannon, 91, died Friday, August 26, 2005 in hospice care at the Ashland home of her daughter and son-in-law. She died of life.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated by Father Rogatian Urassa at Sacred Heart Church in Klamath Falls, on September 1, at 11:00 a.m., preceded by a rosary at 10:40 a.m. Burial will be at the pioneer Mt. Calvary Cemetery south of Klamath Falls. Murray Huggins will play traditional Irish music on the bagpipes. Louise&
39;s funeral will be on the 71st anniversary of her marriage to her sweetheart, Walter P. Hannon, also at Sacred Heart Church, closing the circle of her life. Louise, born in Spokane, Washington, on April 20, 1914, was the only child of Charles Howard Short and Mae Kemp Short. Petite Louise had big brown eyes and curly black hair that remained dark all her life. She spent her childhood in Astoria, Oregon, with the woods as her playground and the Columbia River as her horizon. This setting nurtured her love of nature and her imagination. The rich ethnic mix in Astoria fostered her interest in other cultures. Her lifelong desire to help others began early. As a child, she helped her mother teach free English classes to Japanese men who worked in Astoria canneries. The family maintained friendships with these men long after their return to homes in Japan.
In 1925, the family moved to the Klamath Basin. There Louise earned the nickname ?Jackrabbit? for chasing and catching one of the long-eared critters. Louise became a correspondent for the Klamath Herald, which published hundreds of her rural reports without realizing their correspondent was only fourteen.
Because of her mother&
39;s conviction that more could be learned from nature than in a schoolroom, Louise and her dog Bouncer spent many parentally-approved truant days hunting and exploring, often providing meat for the family table. Still, she graduated from high school at 16. Fudging about her age, she applied to St. Joseph&
39;s Nursing School, in San Francisco&
39;s Haight-Ashbury district, anticipating the West Coast avant-garde movement. Louise later returned to Klamath Falls to help her mother campaign for County Clerk during the Depression. Lacking campaign funds, the two went door-to-door in Klamath County, talking to voters. Mae K. Short handily beat the incumbent. The family remained active in politics and Louise served as secretary to Klamath Falls Mayor Willis Mahoney.
During the campaign, Louise and the handsome young man across the street, Walter P. Hannon, began a courtship. The demands of campaigning left little time for them to see each other, but they wrote constantly, leaving letters for each other in a tree hollow for Louise to find when she came home late from campaigning or Walter to find when he rose early to attend daily Mass.
After Louise and Walter married on September 1, 1934, during the depths of the Depression, they started a business that boosted the Klamath County economy. They created a market for the cull potatoes previously discarded by Basin farmers by building the first potato starch extraction plant west of the Mississippi. Walter designed the equipment; Louise marketed starch to bakeries, paint manufacturers and large companies such as DuPont. Together they built a factory and home on the Merrill Highway.
Walter and Louise shared a commitment to social justice, particularly devoting themselves to immigrants: teaching English, tutoring for citizenship exams, helping with jobs and legal problems. When a death occurred, Walter and Louise often helped buy a cemetery plot. Louise, with her nursing background, cared for the sick. More than once, when a baby died, Louise sat up all night sewing a lovely gown for the child to wear for burial.
After retirement, the Hannons lived in Eugene, then Medford, where Louise volunteered as a Red Cross nurse at the VA Domiciliary. She worked with vets with expressive aphasia, helping them relearn to speak. In 1961, the family moved to Salem, where Walter died in 1968. Louise raised their three younger children, encouraging all of them through college, and two through graduate school.
In 1988, Louise moved to Ashland. She loved to paint, but decoupage became her artistic passion, and she created intricate decoupage gardens on objects treasured by her children. She also devoted herself to genealogical research.
Above all, Louise enjoyed her family. She treasured memories of journeys and adventures with her children. Daughter Regina took her to Ireland to visit ancestral villages. Louise made this first international trip at 71. Although the plan was to go straight from Shannon airport to the guesthouse for Louise to rest, Louise instead persuaded Regina they should go to Durty Nellie&
39;s Pub and sing Irish songs with the locals. Regina also took Louise to the Isle of Man, to see her Manx grandmother&
Daughter Kate took Louise on trips around the West to do research and visit old family homes. Louise and Kate wrote a book about family history. Kate and her husband Jim took Louise on trips to hunt agates, shells, fossils and rocks.
Daughter Nan and her husband Donn took Louise on natural history adventures, and well into her 80s, Louise volunteered on Nan&
39;s archaeological projects, outworking crew members decades younger than she.
Son Ron delighted Louise as a Renaissance Man, sharing with her interests including antiques, ceramics, candlemaking, printing, auctioneering, Thai cooking and piano-playing cats.
Son John and Louise enjoyed conversations about science and John&
39;s work as a chemist, subjects that fascinated Louise. On John&
39;s many visits to Oregon, he took Louise to visit old family homes and homesteads, and helped her enjoy her old hobby of shooting. Although Louise gave up subsistence hunting decades before, she still liked target shooting. She was proud that in her 80s and with limited vision, she could shoot a Coke can from a fence post with a pistol from over 30 feet.
Five children survive Louise: Regina Hannon, Portland; Capt. Ron Hannon (ret) Woodburn Fire District, Bothell, Washington; Nan Hannon, Ashland; Kate Hannon, Medford; and Lt. John Hannon, USAF-Aux, New Jersey; as well as sons-in-law Donn L. Todt and Jim Lebo; daughter-in-law Lynda Hannon; and John&
39;s love, Diana Rueda. She is also survived by friend and former daughter-in-law, Lynda Hannon and former son-in-law, Ron Kramer. Eight grandchildren survive: Karen Lemons, Aurora, Oregon; Lori Hannon, Kent, Oregon; Lt. Jay Hannon, Woodburn Fire District, Woodburn, Oregon; Theresa Mobley, Kent, Oregon; Rachel Kramer, Washington, D.C.; Anne Grey, Boulder, Colorado; Thielsen Lebo and Theannah Hannon, Medford. Ten great-grandchildren survive: Jennifer Miller, Jason Lemons, Danielle Darling, Travis Manrique, Alyssa Cunningham, Pfc. Anthony Hannon, U.S.Army, Dennis Hannon, Makey Hannon, Nolan Mobley and Karissa Mobley. Two great-great-grandchildren survive: Katelynn Miller and Jackson Lemons. Louise is also survived by many nieces and nephews, including her genealogical accomplice, Jack Hannon; Father Pat Hannon C.S.P.; and Lillian, Kendall and Rebecca Hannon.
Remembrances may be made to the Artists-in-the-Schools Program of the Arts Council of Southern Oregon, 779-2820, a program Louise supported for years.
39;s husband Walter closed many of his love letters to her: Somno bene, carissima.