Obituaries & Tributes

Mary Chae Last

Mary Chae Last, 65, of Eugene passed away at her home on April 15, 2018 from stomach and pancreatic cancer. She was born on Nov. 9, 1952 in Daegu, South Korea and adopted by Harry and Bertha Holt, founders of Holt International in Eugene. Mary grew up in Creswell with[Read More…]

Jerry A. Lee

A Celebration of Life for Jerry A. Lee will be held on Saturday, April 28 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Harry Holt Neighborhood Park, located at the intersection of A Street and Fifth Avenue in Creswell. A potluck will be held; bring your favorite dish and a favorite memory[Read More…]

Jerry A. Lee

A Celebration of Life for Jerry A. Lee will be held on Saturday, April 28 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Harry Holt Neighborhood Park, located at the intersection of A Street and Fifth Avenue in Creswell. A potluck will be held; bring your favorite dish and a favorite memory[Read More…]

Frederick Scott Popoff

Frederick Scott Popoff, 53, of Creswell, died March 21. Arrangements by Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel in Cottage Grove.

Dennis Dee Olsen

Dennis Dee Olsen Denny grew up in John Day, Oregon where he was very involved in athletics. He played college baseball at the University of Oregon for his hero, Don Kirsch. His first teaching job was in Drain High School where in 1962 he coached a talented team to a[Read More…]

Harold E. Solesbee

Harold E. Solesbee Harold E. Solesbee, 75, of Creswell passed away on March 16, 2018. He was born on July 4, 1942 in Murphy, North Carolina to Jerry and Annice (Kephart) Solesbee. Harold married Janice M. Woody on Feb. 6, 1962 in Cottage Grove. Harold was a lifelong logger who[Read More…]

Beverly Corolyn Traxler Taylor

Beverly Corolyn Traxler Taylor Beverly Taylor passed away quietly on Feb. 25. She was a descendant of Oregon pioneer, Cyrus Shepard, who arrived in the Willamette Valley in 1834. Born on Aug. 30, 1924, she was the oldest daughter of Harold and Corolyn Traxler. Beverly was very close to her[Read More…]

Steve Prechtel

Steve Prechtel, 68, peacefully passed away on March 3, 2018. Steve was surrounded by loved ones as he moved on from this life. Steve was born on Sept. 10, 1949 in Cottage Grove to Elmer and Jane Prechtel. He served in the Army and was a Vietnam Vet. He also[Read More…]

Crystal Bonham

Crystal Bonham, 75, died of Alzheimer’s Disease on Feb. 24, 2018. She was born on March 18, 1942 in Chino, Calif. to Arley and Dora Westlake. She was the youngest of five children. Soon after she was born, the family moved to Creswell. Crystal attended the Creswell Assembly of God[Read More…]

Mervol ‘Keith’ Kerr

Mervol ‘Keith’ Kerr Mervol ”Keith” Kerr passed away peacefully at home on Feb. 10, 2018 at the age of 90, surrounded by family and friends. Keith was born Dec. 7, 1927 just outside of Creswell to James Travis Kerr and Verna Valentine Dersham. He was a master builder, hunter and[Read More…]

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