Obituaries & Tributes

Sister Margaret J. Murphy: March 15, 1934-April 3, 2024

Sister Margaret J. Murphy, “Peg” (Sister Mary Patricia), died peacefully at St. Joseph Residence in West Seattle on April 3, 2024. She was born in Rockchapel, County Cork, Ireland, on March 15, 1934, and entered the Dominican Sisters of Tacoma on Oct. 7, 1958. Funeral Liturgy Wednesday, April 17 at[Read More…]

Death Notices: Week of April 4

Randall A. Masters, 67, of Eugene, died March 3.  Jose Luis Flores, 36, of Eugene, died March 13. Wesley John Sawtell, 58, of Dorena, died March 14. Brenda Kay Olsen, 83, of Creswell, died March 24. Michael Lance Naish, 79, of Eugene, died March 26. 

Renda Jo Wolford: April 9, 1960 — Dec. 12, 2023

Renda Jo Wolford lost her battle with cancer on Dec. 12, 2023. She was 63. Born April 9, 1960, Renda Branscom grew up near Creswell, Ore. and attended Creswell schools. She graduated from Creswell High School in 1978. Renda married Gary Paben in Creswell in 1979. Their oldest son, Jared[Read More…]

Myrtle Jean Brock: April 4, 1938 — March 14, 2024

Myrtle Jean Brock, a cherished homemaker from Creswell, Ore., passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on March 14, 2024, at the age of 85. She entered this world as Myrtle Jean Quarles on April 4, 1938, in Bearden, Ark., to Luther Quarles and Rachel Young. After graduating high school,[Read More…]

Tribute: Frank Jackson

Frank Jackson January 1937 — February 2024 Frank Jackson, 87, of Eugene, passed away in February 2024.  Frank retired from both a Captain in the Eugene Fire Department after 31 years and a Navy Battalion Medical Chief after 33 years. He also served as the President of the local 851[Read More…]

Annette (Bowers) Gapp: Oct. 7, 1953 – March 15, 2024

We are heartbroken to announce the passing of Annette Phyllis (Bowers) Gapp on March 15, 2024. Annette went home to her Lord and Savior after suffering a stroke on March 6, 2024. Annette’s unwavering lifelong faith brings to mind a quote from Charles Spurgeon: “A Bible that’s falling apart usually[Read More…]



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