Shawna Marie Kast Dec. 20,1969 – Sept. 20, 2023 Shawna Marie Kast was born in Cottage Grove, Ore. on Dec. 20,1969. Shawna is survived by her mother, Deborah Cuddeback; her loving partner, Patrick Leonard; her daughter, Haylee Sanders; and her granddaughter, Charlee Sanders. Shawna graduated from the University of Oregon[Read More…]
SAFELY – Brian William Safley, 64, of Cottage Grove, Ore., died Sept. 1, 2023. Arrangements: Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel and Crematorium. SOLESBEE – Kathleen Marie Solesbee, 47, of Cottage Grove, Ore., died Sept. 3, 2023. Arrangements: Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel and Crematorium. LILLY – Bryan Lee Lilly, 62, of Eugene, Ore., died[Read More…]
Patricia ‘Patty’ Ann (Harris) Phillips Aug. 16, 1954 – Aug. 23, 2023 Patricia “Patty” Ann (Harris) Phillips of Springfield passed away Aug. 23, 2023. She was 69 years old. Patricia was born Aug. 16, 1954, in Grants Pass, Ore. to Jack and Helen (Throgmorton) Harris. She grew up on the[Read More…]
Nancy Ann Taylor Sept. 18, 1937 – Aug. 2, 2023 Nancy Ann Taylor passed away on Aug. 2, 2023, surrounded by her loved ones. Nancy was born on Sept. 18, 1937 in Los Angeles, Calif. She graduated from Creswell High School in 1956 and married Dean Taylor on July 26,[Read More…]
William ‘Bill’ Welch Sept. 8, 1938 – Aug. 9, 2023 William “Bill” Welch passed away Aug. 9, 2023. Bill was born Sept. 8, 1938 in Rapid City, S.D. Bill was one of nine children born to Esther Sharp and Bert Welch. His younger years were spent in Rapid City, S.D.[Read More…]
David ‘Tj’ Hugh Tjomsland Dec. 15, 1946 – July 14, 2023 David “Tj” Hugh Tjomsland — a forestry teacher to hundreds, a mentor to many, and a friend to all — died July 14, 2023 in Olympia, Wash. surrounded by his loving wife and devoted son. He was 76 and[Read More…]
COTTAGE GROVE — Edna Irwin of Cottage Grove celebrated her 100th birthday on Aug. 7 with family. Edna and Lyle (deceased) moved from North Dakota in 1947 and settled into the Dorena community before Dorena Reservoir was completed. Pictured with her are Randy Irwin, Debbie Harthill, and their dog Bodie.
Patricia Lynn Daniels, a beloved mother, wife, and friend, passed away on July 28, 2023 at her home in Cottage Grove, Ore. Born on March 16, 1952 in Quincy, Calif., Pat throughout lived a life full of love, generosity, and thoughtfulness. Pat spent her early years in California, where she[Read More…]
John ‘Jack’ Hardaway Connolly was born in Olympia, Wash. He graduated high school from St. Martin’s. He also attended St. Martin’s University and Washington State University. Jack was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the 562nd Medical Ambulance Company. Among his many endeavors, he co-owned Shelton Meatpacking[Read More…]
Van Loon: John “Weston” Van Loon, 45, of Yoncalla, Ore. passed away July 30, 2023. Arrangements: Sunset Hills Funeral Home and Crematorium.