Robert V. Hardy, Sr.
January 31, 2006
Robert Vernon Hardy, Sr., 88, of Brookings, died January 24, 2006 at Sutter Coast Hospital in Crescent City, Calif. of natural causes.
Robert was born April 25, 1917 in Ashland, Oregon, to Joseph Henry and Frances Geneva (Stivers) Hardy. After graduating from Ashland High School he attended Southern Oregon University, in Ashland, and later went on to earn his Bachelor&
39;s of Science Degree from University of Oregon in 1939.
Robert played for the U of O basketball team, the Tall Firs, when they won the national championship in 1939. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame at both SOU and U of O, and later played as a minor league pitcher for the Detroit Tigers.
Robert married Alicia Applegate in June of 1939 and the couple had two sons, Robert, Jr. and William.
During World War II, Robert enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving in the South Pacific Theater of Operations until his honorable discharge as a Lieutenant JG.
Upon returning from World War II, Robert purchased the Ashland Grocerteria from his father and successfully operated the grocery store until 1954, when he ventured into the lumber business in Happy Camp, CA, with his brother-in-law, Bernard Applegate. The Klammath River Lumber Comany was formed, later to become the Siskiyou Mills.
Robert and Alicia retired to Brookings, Oregon, where they built a lovely home overlooking the ocean. He and Alicia enjoyed catching and canning their own salmon.
Robert was a pilot and loved flying. Throughout his life he enjoyed many activities shared with his family. Camping, fishing, golf, and trips in their motor home, were some of his favorites.
Mr. Hardy is survived by his wife of 66 years, Alicia Hardy of Brookings; sons Robert Hardy, Jr., of Esparto, CA, and William Hardy and his wife Kathleen of El Dorado Hills, CA. He is also survived by his two grandchildren, Lindsay and Joel Hardy.
His sister Frances preceded him in death.
A memorial service was held at Redwood Memorial Chapel in Brookings at 2 p.m. on January 27, 2006.
William Earl Thomas
A memorial service was held for William (Bill) Earl Thomas of Ashland at 2:00 on Tuesday, Jan. 31 at Trinity Church, 44 No. 2nd Street, Ashland. Bill died on January 27th at a local foster care home.
Bill was born in Phoenix, AZ, on May 1, 1921, the oldest of — children.
At the beginning of WWII, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps and trained as a navigator/bombadier. The day after his graduation from flight school, he married Lois Manley. He was stationed in Bury St. Edmonds, England, with the 94th Bomb Group. At the end of the war he was discharged and graduated from UC Berkeley. He was recalled during the Korean War and remained in the Air Force for a total of 24 years, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. He moved to Ashland in 1992 and was active as an OSF volunteer, in the Early Bird Lions Club and as a Meals on Wheels deliverer.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Lois, and by his children Diana Quirk of Ashland, Francie Thomas of Tacoma, WA, Rich Thomas of Port Townsend, WA, and Patty Tindall of Jonesboro, AR. He has four grandchildren, David Quirk, Elena Oberg, Lyndsey Tindall and Matthew Tindall and one great grandson, Rilo Oberg, born on Bill&
39;s 84 birthday, last year. He is also survived by his sisters Fern Ross and Zona Doran.
The family requests that memorials be made to Trinity Respite Center, 905 Skylark Place, Ashland, OR, 97520.
Frances Maud "Fran" Dallimore
Frances Maud "Fran" Dallimore, age 93, of Ashland, OR, died on . Arrangements by Hillcrest Memorial Park & Mortuary, Medford, Oregon.