Obituaries & Tributes

TRIBUTE: Patricia Contreras

Patricia Contreras

May 7, 1952 – May 31, 2024

Patricia “Pat” Contreras passed away on May 31, 2024.

Pat was born at Camp Cooke Army hospital on May 7, 1952, to Merle and Joyce Hadan. She was raised in Southern California and graduated from Gladstone High School. In 1979, she moved from Southern California to Creswell, Ore. with her daughter, Kristi.

Pat loved music, cooking, spending time with family at BBQs, sports and especially cheering on the Oregon Ducks. 

She was truly a remarkable woman; one whose radiant smile and cheery disposition touched the lives of all who had the privilege of knowing her. Her warmth and kindness were evident in every interaction she had with friends or family and her positive energy was infectious. She would give unconditionally with nothing expected in return; we will mourn the loss of such a beloved soul.

Pat’s spirit is carried on by her daughter Kristi Kimber; son-in-law Travis Kimber; granddog Lucy Kimber; brother Donald Hadan; cousins, nieces and nephews in Southern California; as well as many of her friends in Oregon.

There will be a Celebration of Life held for her at her home Saturday, June 22 at 3 p.m.


Fred E. Lindsey, 71, of ,Cottage Grove died June 7, 2024. Arrangements: Smith-Lund-Mills.


Al January, 76, of Creswell, died  March 10, 2024. A Celebration of Life : 1 p.m. on June 15 at Northwood Christian Church, 2425 Harvest Lane, Springfield. Memorial contributions: Cottage Grove Humane Society, P.O. Box 61 Cottage Grove OR 97424 and



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