Obituaries & Tributes

Nancy Lee Coughlin: April 5, 1933-Dec. 29, 2023

Nancy Lee Coughlin passed away at Riverbend Hospital in the early morning on Dec. 29, 2023. Her unexpected passing resulted from complications sustained after a fall. Nancy was born on April 5, 1933, in Grants Pass, Ore. to Clifford and Georgeina Lucas and was 90 years old at the time[Read More…]

Marguerite “Marge” Williamson

Marguerite “Marge” Williamson passed away peacefully in her sleep Christmas day 2023 at the age of 97. Born and raised in Chicago, she met and married Bob Williamson during her first year of nurses training. They moved from Chicago, Ill. to Salem, Ore. in the late 1940s and would eventually[Read More…]

Elizabeth Ann Grant

Elizabeth Ann Grant of Dexter, Ore. went home to be with Jesus on Dec. 6, 2023, surrounded by her family after a short but courageous battle with pancreatic and liver cancer.  She is survived by her husband Stephen Todd Jankowski; daughter Lily and son-in-law Christopher; two granddaughters ages 31/2 and[Read More…]

Charles Franklin Goldspink

Sept. 23, 1934 – Jan. 5, 2024 Charles Franklin Goldspink, 89, of Creswell, Ore. passed away Jan. 5, 2024. Charles was born Sept. 23, 1934 in Fairfax, Okla. to parents Homer and Margaret (Ingraham) Goldspink.  He served in the United States Navy during the Korean War as a SR, radio[Read More…]

Tribute: Emmalee Carder Puls Williams

Emmalee Carder Puls Williams Emmalee Angeline was born April 19, 1926. She was the first born to Clyde Carder and Anges Wilcut Carder. She grew up on Lake Creek near Greenleaf, Ore. She married Stanley G. Puls on Nov. 4, 1943 and they were together for 23 years. After 10[Read More…]

Vera French McCollum

On Dec. 4, 2023 the matriarch of our family, Vera French McCollum, moved on from her earthly life into eternity. At 98 years young, she left behind nearly a century full of laughter, adventure, and love.  Vera’s legacy encompassed a life of giving. She truly didn’t know the word “no”[Read More…]

Death Notices: Week of Jan. 4

Emily Suzanne Singleton, 41, of Eugene, died Dec. 16. Eric Allen Parnell, 63, of Cottage Grove, died Dec. 17. Barbra Bee Stafford, 82, of Cottage Grove, died Dec. 18. James C. Somerville, 48, of Cottage Grove, died Dec. 21. Jerry Wischnofske, 86, of Eugene, died Dec. 22.  

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