Grants Pass Funeral Alternatives

Grants Pass Funeral Alternatives began from an idea created in Oregon for Oregonians. We proudly serve the people of Southern Oregon and Northern California as a full-service funeral provider. Our Grant's Pass location is housed in a beautiful historic home at 106 Northwest Evelyn Avenue. We have an arrangement room and a lounge for the convenience of our guests. Designed from a �back to basics� concept, we believe in honest, direct pricing that is simple. You will find all of our service options clearly stated. Dealing with a death of a loved one can be a confusing time, but it doesn't have to be. We're here to make everything as simple as possible. Our staff understands that each family has different needs and has many different questions to be answered. If you or someone you know is facing the death of a loved one, call for our helpful free booklet, Making Final Decisions.


Our Obituaries

Marjorie D. Hill

February 16, 1936 - March 25, 2015

Marjorie D. Hill (nee Umphress), 79, died peacefully at home in Grants Pass with her children by her side after a brief battle with cancer. Services will be held April 11, 2015 at 1 pm at Lion's Gate Church, 1465 NW 6th St., Grants Pass. In her final years she attended Lion's Gate Church. Her friend, and former pastor, Kerry Findlay and her latest pastor, Dennis Dickson will officiate. No...
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Donald Ray McCune

April 30, 1941 - March 22, 2015

Donald Ray McCune of Rogue River, Oregon passed away suddenly on Sunday, March 22, 2015 at the age of 73. Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday April 11 at Live Oak Grange, 120 Garidner St. Rogue River, Oregon and at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday April 25, 2015 at The Falls Event Center, 8280 Elk Grove Blvd., Elk Grove, California. Grants Pass Funeral Alternatives is in charge of...
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Erma Maureen Borja

October 29, 1966 - March 15, 2015

Erma Maureen Borja, 48, of Cave Junction passed away March 15, 2015 at her home, surrounded by her loved ones. She was born October 29, 1966 in Tacoma, WA to Maurice and Lenora Gray. A gifted artist, she graduated in 1998 majoring in Graphic Design. She had a passion for gardening. She enjoyed traveling, her favorite destination: London, England. She was a devoted mother of five girls. She...
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Susan May Blackwell

August 6, 1956 - December 21, 2014

Susan May Blackwell, 58, of Grants Pass died Sunday December 21, 2014 at her sister's home. Private services will be held. Grants Pass Funeral Alternatives is in charge of arrangements. She was born August 6, 1956 in Stockton, California to Leo and Leota Blackwell. They moved to Selma when she was a child. She was a caregiver. She enjoyed cross-stitch, growing flowers and being a...
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Marilyn Ruth Curry

November 16, 1929 - December 7, 2014

Marilyn Ruth Curry nee Beckley, 85 of Grants Pass, Oregon passed away Sunday December 7, at Providence Medford Medical Center in Medford, Oregon. Marilyn was born in Chicago, Illinois on November 16, 1929. She was the only child of Claude and Gladys Beckley. She was her parents pride and joy. As a child, she loved going to Cubs Games with her Grandmother on Ladies Day. She would become a...
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Harold Eugene Shull

May 27, 1926 - November 23, 2014

Harold Eugene Shull, 88, of Grants Pass died Sunday November 23, 2014 at Royale Gardens Health and Rehabilitation Center. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday at the Grants Pass Seventh-day Adventist Church with Pastor Marvin Clark and Pastor Christian Martin officiating. Grants Pass Funeral Alternatives is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be...
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Ruth Anne Edin

April 19, 1926 - August 6, 2014

Ruth Anne Edin, 88, of Grants Pass died August 6th, 2014 at home surrounded by all four of her children. Ruth was born in Burns, Oregon to Ernst and Grace Larsen on April 19, 1926. She grew up on a ranch near Drewsey, Oregon. She graduated from Vancouver (WA) High School in 1944, then earned a degree in Home Economics from Oregon State University in 1948. As an undergraduate she interned for a...
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Alvin "Al" Eugene Maynard

March 22, 1933 - July 13, 2014

Alvin "Al" Eugene Maynard, 81, of Merlin, died Sunday July 13, 2014 at his home. A memorial service will be held on August 30, 2014 at Christian & Missionary Alliance Church, 2015 N.W. Highland Ave. Grants Pass. Grants Pass Funeral Alternatives is in charge of arrangements. He was born March 22, 1933 in Beloit, Kansas to Walter and Ada Maynard. He served in the Air Force. He married...
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Richard C. Warner

December 8, 1924 - July 5, 2014

Richard C. Warner, 89, of Grants Pass died Saturday July 5, 2014 at his home. A private family graveside service will be held at a later date. Grants Pass Funeral Alternatives is in charge of arrangements. Richard was born December 8, 1924 in Myrtle Point to Roland and Margaret Warner. He served in the Navy. He married Sylvia Ward in February 1946 in Alhambra, California. She preceded...
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Beverly Ethel "Betty" Luckin

January 12, 1924 - July 2, 2014

Beverly Ethel "Betty" Luckin, 90, of Grants Pass died Wednesday July 2, 2014 at age 90 after a long Battle with Alzheimer's Disease. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday August 2, 2014 at River Valley Community Church with Evan Daggett officiating. Grants Pass Funeral Alternatives is in charge of arrangements. Betty was born January 12, 1924 in Trenton, New Jersey...
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Bobbie Lee Schofield

February 9, 1926 - July 2, 2014

Bobbie Lee Schofield, 88, of Rogue River died Wednesday July 2, 2014 at Highland House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. No services will be held. Grants Pass Funeral Alternatives is in charge of arrangements. Send condolences to Edna Sue Holt, 910 Broadway, Rogue River, OR 97537 He was born February 9, 1926 in Mildred, Kansas to Paul and Reva Schofield. He worked in the trucking...
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Anton "Tony" Vesely

April 26, 1949 - July 1, 2014

Anton "Tony" Vesely, 65, of Grants Pass died Tuesday July 1, 2014 at Fairview Transitional Health Center from health related issues. Private services will be held. Grants Pass Funeral Alternatives is in charge of arrangements. He was born April 26, 1949 in San Diego, California. He was a thoroughbred Horseracing Official for many years. He managed several restaurants in California. ...
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Joan "Joanie" Carol Patterson

February 1, 1931 - June 21, 2014

Joan Carol Patterson, 83, known to all who knew her as Joanie, of Grants Pass passed away June 21, 2014, at Three Rivers hospital after a long battle with lung disease. A graveside service is set for Monday, July 7, at 10 a.m. at Eagle Point National Cemetery. Grants Pass Funeral Alternatives is in charge of arrangements. Joanie was born Feb.1, 1931, in Chicago, IL to Henry and Rose...
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Guadalupe Lopez Soto

October 12, 1923 - June 9, 2014

Guadalupe Lopez Soto, 90, of Grants Pass died Monday June 9, 2014 at her home. Services will be held at a later date in California. Interment will be at Good Shepherd Cemetery in Lancaster, California. Grants Pass Funeral Alternatives is in charge of arrangements. To send an online condolence to the family go to www.grantspassfunerals.com She was born October 12, 1923 in Calexico,...
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Dennis McGee

July 21, 1944 - May 19, 2014

Dennis McGee, age 69, of Grants Pass passed away on Monday May 19, 2014 of complications due to heart disease. Military services will be held at a later date. Grants Pass Funeral Alternatives is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Lovejoy Hospice, 939 S.E. 8th St. Grants Pass, Oregon 97526. He was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in July 1944 to the late...
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Robert James Swingle

June 25, 1953 - May 16, 2014

Robert James Swingle, 60, of Rogue River died Friday May 16, 2014 at Royale Gardens Health and Rehabilitation Center. A graveside service with military honors will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday June 6, 2014 at Eagle Point National Cemetery. Grants Pass Funeral Alternatives is in charge of arrangements. He was born June 25, 1953 in Santa Monica, California. He served in the U.S....
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Christopher Sherer

February 14, 1947 - May 15, 2014

Christopher Sherer, 67, of Grants Pass died Thursday May 15, 2014 at his home. Grants Pass Funeral Alternatives is in charge of arrangements. Christopher was born February 14, 1947 in Lakewood, Ohio to Harry and Eunice Sherer. He served in the Army from 1967 to 1970 and moved to Grants Pass from West Covina, CA in 1977. On May 10, 1980 he married Barbara Norton of Grants Pass. ...
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Anthony Frank Reyes

October 28, 1963 - May 1, 2014

Anthony Frank Reyes, 50, of Grants Pass died Thursday May 1, 2014 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday May 11, 2014 at Rivers of Life Church, 450 S,W. J St., Grants Pass, Oregon with Pastor Rick Gilmore officiating. Grants Pass Funeral Alternatives is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to...
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Loni G. Smithson

February 21, 1940 - April 28, 2014

Loni G. Smithson went home to Jesus on April 28, 2014. Private family services will be held. Grants Pass Funeral Alternatives is in charge of arrangements. She was born February 21, 1940 in Raton, New Mexico. She married James "Allan" Smithson in Fallen, Nevada 50 years ago this May. He survives. They moved to Grants Pass from southern California in 1970. She worked with her...
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Edward "Eld" Lee Sparks

May 16, 1945 - April 26, 2014

Loving brother & friend Edward (Eld) Lee Sparks, 68, of Cave Junction, OR died April 26, 2014. Grants Pass Funeral Alternatives is in charge of arrangements. Edward was born May 16, 1945 in Toledo Ohio to Lucille (Weeks) and William J. Sparks. He was preceded in death by his parents William & Lucille and his brother, Floyd Kenneth. He is survived by three siblings ...
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Barbara May Edwards

March 2, 1933 - April 23, 2014

Barbara May Edwards, 81, of Grants Pass died Wednesday April 23, 2014 at Autumn House. Family services will be held. Interment will be held at Olivewood Memorial Park in Riverside, California. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 1650 N.W. Naito Parkway, Suite 190, Portland, Oregon 97209. Grants Pass Funeral Alternatives is in charge of arrangements. ...
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Jason Funk

April 27, 1966 - April 18, 2014

Jason Funk, 47, of Hillsboro, Oregon passed away on Friday, April 18, 2014 at Rogue Regional Medical Center in Medford, OR. Born on April 27, 1966 in Lancaster, PA, he was the son of Donna Styer and Glenn Funk, stepson of Beth Funk and brother to Steven Funk. Jason is survived by a daughter, Shanel Nicole Funk of CA; 2 sons, Jaz H. and Tyler R. Funk of Marietta; granddaughter, Kyleigh R. Funk;...
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Rinny Lance Gordon

December 8, 1960 - April 10, 2014

Rinny Lance Gordon of Grants Pass, Oregon passed away at his home on April 10th 2014. Rinny or "Rin" was 53 years old. Services will be held at 2pm on April 26, 2014 at Edgewater Christian Fellowship, 101 Assembly Circle Grants Pass, Oregon 97526. An intimate gathering of his immediate family will follow Grants Pass Funeral Alternatives is in charge of arrangements. Rinny was born to...
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Dustin Martin Price

December 16, 1987 - March 30, 2014

Dustin Martin Price, 26, of Grants Pass died Sunday March 30, 2014 at his home. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday at Faith Baptist Church. Grants Pass Funeral Alternatives is in charge of arrangements. To send an online condolence to the family go to www.grantspassfunerals.com He was born December 16, 1987 in Grants Pass. He enjoyed video games, WWE wrestling,...
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Filbert Moreno Fimbres

April 5, 1943 - March 23, 2014

Filbert Moreno Fimbres, 70, of Grants Pass died Sunday March 23, 2014 at his home. A celebration of his life will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday April 5, 2014 at St. Anne Catholic Church. Grants Pass Funeral Alternatives is in charge of arrangements. He was born April 5, 1943 in Newhall, California to Alexandro and Virginia Fimbes. He worked as a mason for 35 years. He moved to Grants...
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Donald Neill Rosburg

December 9, 1940 - February 24, 2014

Donald Neill Rosburg,73, of Rogue River died Monday February 24, 2014 at his home. No services will be held. Grants Pass Funeral Alternatives is in charge of arrangements. He was born December 9, 1940 in Des Moines, Iowa to Gordon and Harriette Rosburg. He served in the Navy from 1963-1964. He worked for Lockheed Martin Corp. He moved to Rogue River from Cupertino, CA in 2000. ...
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Gordon R. Edwards

January 10, 1929 - February 24, 2014

Gordon R. Edwards, 85, of Grants Pass died Monday February 24, 2014 at Asante Three Rivers Community Hospital. A celebration of his life will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday at Horizon Village Monarch Room, 3098 University Rd. with Father Todd Young of St. Luke's Episcopal Church officiating. Services with military honors will be held at 11:15 a.m. Monday March 31, 2014 at Riverside National...
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Darrel Raymond "Stretch" Manley

March 22, 1942 - January 5, 2014

Darrel Raymond "Stretch" Manley, 71 of Rogue River died Sunday January 5, 2014 at his home after a long illness. A service with military honors will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday at Eagle Point National Cemetery. Grants Pass Funeral Alternatives is in charge of arrangements. He was born March 22, 1942 in Ramsey, Illinois and lived there and Chicago until he was about 12 years old. When...
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Kenneth Duane Burden

February 18, 1928 - December 31, 2013

Kenneth Duane Burden, 85, of Grants Pass died Tuesday December 31, 2013 at A Heart Above Care Adult Foster Care Home. A memorial service with military honors will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at River Valley Community Church with Richard Flickinger officiating. Private interment will be at Eagle Point National Cemetery. Grants Pass Funeral Alternatives is in charge of arrangements. ...
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Elsie Jeannette Nelson

January 3, 1924 - December 19, 2013

Elsie Jeannette Nelson, 89, of Rogue River died Thursday December 19, 2013 at her home. Services have been held. Grants Pass Funeral Alternatives is in charge of arrangements. Elsie was born January 3, 1924 in Raymond, Washington to Ralph and Elizabeth Warthen. She married Roy Gerald Westwood on October 20, 1946 in Vancouver, Washington. They had two daughters, Karen and Linda. ...
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Raymond Joseph Fimbres

December 7, 1966 - November 14, 2013

Raymond Joseph Fimbres, 46, of Grants Pass died Thursday November 14, 2013 at his home. A celebration of his life will be held on his birthday December 7th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Anne Catholic Church. Following the service a reception will be held at the parish hall. Grants Pass Funeral Alternatives is in charge of arrangements. He was born December 7, 1966 in Saugus, California. He...
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Jimmy Wayne "Jim" Frincke

January 21, 1943 - November 12, 2013

One of Jim Frincke's favorite sayings about life was, "I'm just passing through." Surrounded by family, Jim finished "passing through" on November 12, 2013 at his home in Grants Pass after waging a valiant fight against esophageal cancer. He was 70 years old. Jim was born in Denver, Colorado on January 21, 1943 to Martin C. and Mildred Sheridan Frincke. He grew up in Denver and graduated...
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Marilyn Shirley York

September 23, 1926 - November 12, 2013

Marilyn Shirley York, 87, of Grants Pass died Tuesday November 12, 2013 at Grandma's Lodge Adult Foster Care Home. Private family services will be held. Grants Pass Funeral Alternatives is in charge of arrangements. To send an online condolence to the family go to www.grantspassfunerals.com. She was born September 23, 1926 in Chicago, Illinois to Samuel and Belle Cohen. She married...
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Donald Bruce Wadsworth

December 10, 1943 - November 4, 2013

Donald Bruce Wadsworth December 10, 1943 - November 4, 2013 Resident of O'Brien, Oregon Don passed away on November 4, in O'Brien, Oregon after a losing fight to cancer. Don was born in Oakland and lived in San Jose for most of his life. He attended Lincoln High School and lettered in Football. Don married his high school sweetheart (Diane) and was married to her for over 50 years until his...
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Tony Oltman

April 16, 1938 - November 3, 2013

Tony Oltman, 75, of Grants Pass died Sunday November 3, 2013 at his home. No service will be held. Grants Pass Funeral Alternatives is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Rogue Valley Humane Society, P.O. Box 951 Grants Pass, OR 97528 or Josephine County Animal Shelter, 1420 Brookside Blvd. Grants Pass, OR 97526. He was born April 16, 1938 in Burns,...
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Scott Rueben Bracewell

January 5, 1961 - October 7, 2013

Scott R. Bracewell, 52, of Grants Pass died Monday October 7, 2013 at Asante Three Rivers Community Hospital. Services will be held at a later date. Contact Sharyce Bracewell 541-660-4427 or Nichol Bracewell at 541-441-2585 for more information. Grants Pass Funeral Alternatives is in charge of arrangements. He was born January 5, 1961 in Chico, California. He worked as a welder. He...
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Patricia Ann Strunk

March 18, 1939 - October 1, 2013

Patricia died peacefully, surrounded by friends and family at 11:30 am on Tuesday, October 1 at her home in Grants Pass. She died from a very fast attacking form of the Motor Neuron Disease ALS at the age of 74. Her great smile and wit will long be remembered by her many friends. Pat was born in Wichita, Kansas to Edgar and Birdine Laird on March 18, 1939. Edgar was employed by the U.S....
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Carol L. Tetz

July 30, 1949 - September 13, 2013

Carol L. Tetz, 64, of Wolf Creek died Friday September 13, 2013 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. A private celebration of life will be held. Grants Pass Funeral Alternatives is in charge of arrangements. Carol was born July 30, 1949 in Brawley, California. Later she moved to Long Beach, California where she graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1967. Carol then moved to...
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Wilfred "Riley" Porter

May 2, 1932 - September 7, 2013

Wilfred Riley Porter, 81, of Merlin died Saturday September 7, 2013 at his home. A memorial service will be held Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at the Missionary Baptist Church in Merlin with Pastor Milton Hayes officiating. Interment will be in Tulare, California Grants Pass Funeral Alternatives is in charge of arrangements. He was born May 2, 1932 in Tecumseh, Oklahoma to Earl & Ida Porter. He...
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Effie Lanier Godwin

March 4, 1924 - August 30, 2013

Effie Lanier Godwin, 89, of Grants Pass died Friday August 30, 2013 at her home. Private family services will be held. Grants Pass Funeral Alternatives is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Charity of the Donor's choice. Effie was born March 3, 1924 in Houston, Texas to Charles and Betsy Sims. She married Albert Eugene Godwin, Sr. on August 3, 1940 in...
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Wayne E. Johnson

August 6, 1931 - August 15, 2013

Wayne E. Johnson, 82, of Gold Hill died Thursday August 15, 2013 at his home. Services will be held at a later date. Grants Pass Funeral Alternatives is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Foots Creek Chapel, 913 Foots Creek Rd. Gold Hill, Oregon 97525 To send an online condolence to the family go to www.grantspassfunerals.com. He was born August 6, 1931 in...
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Julene Darlene McFeeters

September 20, 1943 - July 22, 2013

Julene Darlene McFeeters passed away at home on July 22, 2013 at the age of 69. Julene is lovingly remembered by her sisters Beverly Wragge of Norfolk, NE and Karla Perske of Moses Lake, WA three daughters; Shelly (Don) Beaudin, Shirley McFeeters, and Kristine Lairson Grandchildren; Amber (Nicole Phillips) Lairson, Donny Beaudin III, Samantha Lairson, and Ashley Harrison Great-grandchildren;...
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Eunice E. Munden

May 29, 1927 - July 18, 2013

Eunice E. Munden, 86, of Grants Pass died Thursday July 18, 2013 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. Services will be held at a later date. Grants Pass Funeral Alternatives is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Wycliffe Bible Translators, www.wycliffe.org. She was born May 29, 1927 in Wichita, Kansas. She moved to Grants Pass from...
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Mary Eletha Peterson

January 30, 1942 - July 17, 2013

Mary Eletha Peterson, 71, of Grants Pass, died July 17, 2013 at home with family around. Mary Eletha Butler was born January 30, 1942 in Rickreall, Oregon, the 5th of 9 children to Russell and Margaret Butler. She graduated from South Salem High School in 1960 while working as a cashier at The Metropolitan store. Mary married her husband Ted, the "boy next door", on March 4th 1960 in Salem,...
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William Lee Volkerts

June 7, 1944 - July 2, 2013

William Lee Volkerts of Merlin passed away on July 2, 2013 at his home. A celebration of life will be held at 4:00 p.m. on August 17th at Indian Mary Park. Grants Pass Funeral Alternatives is in charge of arrangements. He was born June 7, 1944 in Stockton, California to William Louis and June Viola (Bonham) Volkerts. He married Fern Leola Halbert in Las Vegas, NV on January 10, 1977. She...
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Isabel Castillo de Johansen

July 20, 1929 - June 22, 2013

Isabel Castillo de Johansen, 83, of Grants Pass died Saturday June 22, 2013 at Timber Trails Adult Foster Care Home. A memorial mass will be held at noon on Tuesday July 9, 2013 at St. Anne Catholic Church with Reverend Father Jose Manuel Campos presiding. Grants Pass Funeral Alternatives is in charge of arrangements. To send an online condolence go to www.grantspassfunerals.com ...
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Patricia "Pat" McSpadden

April 23, 1924 - June 9, 2013

Patricia "Pat" McSpadden, 89, of RogueRiver died Sunday June 9, 2013 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. Services will be held at a later date. Private interment will be at Eagle Point National Cemetery. Grants Pass Funeral Alternatives is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association National Office, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX...
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Caroyln Ruth Parks Nelson

October 5, 1924 - June 6, 2013

Carolyn Ruth Parks Nelson passed away June 6, 2013, in Grants Pass. She was born October 5, 1924, in Los Angeles, the daughter of Porter and Mary Blackburn. Carolyn was a resident of Merlin and Grants Pass for 26 years. She was married to two veterans of combat in World War II, first married to Ralph Parks for 36 years, and later to George Nelson for 23 years. Carolyn is survived by a son,...
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Dennis E. Weaver

June 24, 1942 - May 31, 2013

Dennis E Weaver, 70, of Azalea died Friday May 31st at his home after a long illness. A memorial service is planned for Friday June 14th at 11:00 a.m. at the Olivet Presbyterian Church in Glendale. Grants Pass Funeral Alternatives is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Olivet Presbyterian Church, 268 Pacific Avenue, Glendale OR 97442. Weaver was...
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Charlene Mae Dewyke

June 4, 1938 - May 26, 2013

Charlene Mae Dewyke, 74, of Cave Junction died Sunday May 26, 2013 at Highland House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date. Grants Pass Funeral Alternatives is in charge of cremation arrangements. To send an online condolence to the family go to www.grantspassfunerals.com. She was born June 4, 1938 in Santa Ana, CA to Charles and...
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Doreen C. Christensen

March 11, 1958 - May 17, 2013

Doreen C. Christensen, 55, of Grants Pass died Friday May 17, 2013 at her home. Services are pending with Grants Pass Funeral Alternatives. Memorial contributions may be made to Lovejoy Hospice, 939 S.E. 8th St., Grants Pass, Oregon 97526. Doreen was born March 11th, 1958 in Albert Lea, Minnesota. She married Gary D. Christensen on May 28th, 1977 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua,...
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Howard Ray Rowley

December 24, 1945 - May 10, 2013

Howard Ray Rowley, 67, devoted father, brother, grandpa, elder, coach and friend passed away Friday, May 10th, 2013. Howard served his country in Vietnam and has continued his call to service through his family, church and community. Most of Howard's career life was spent with the Southern California Edison Company. His favorite activities included golf with friends, gym workouts, coaching girls'...
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Darrel D. Heer

June 27, 1938 - April 26, 2013

Darrel D. Heer, 74, of Rogue River died Friday April 26, 2013 at his home. A memorial service will be held at 6:00 p.m. May 11, 2013 at the Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Hall, 181 W. Evans Creek Rd., Rogue River with Phil Lewis officiating. Grants Pass Funeral Alternatives is in charge of arrangements. To send an online condolence go to www.grantspassfunerals.com Darrel was born June 27,...
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Elizabeth "Liz" Newfield

March 3, 1942 - April 24, 2013

Elizabeth (Liz) Newfield , 71, of Williams, passed away April 24, 2013 with her friend Terry Canavello and daughter Mary Holmbeck at her side. Liz was born March 3, 1942 in New York City and grew up on the Jersey Shore. She loved to sail. In 1964 Liz graduated from Rutgers University. She lived in Korea and retained a lifelong love of homemade Korean food. Liz also lived and worked in...
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Faith Omega Holden

November 5, 1941 - April 1, 2013

Faith Omega Clark Holden was born November 5, 1941 in Marysville, California, the eldest child of Ray and Norene Clark. She spent her early school years there and moved to Sunny Valley, Oregon while in grade school. She loved Jesus and began a lifetime of active church work as a teenager, teaching Sunday School and playing piano. She graduated from Grants Pass High School and married longtime...
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Donna M. Jenson

March 12, 1933 - March 30, 2013

Beloved wife, mother, and family matriarch, Donna M. Jenson, 80 of Rogue River, Or., passed away peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, March 30, 2013 at Rose Cottage Adult Foster Care in Rogue River. She was born on March 12, 1933 in Waverly, Minnesota. She is survived by her two daughters, Linda Fish, 61 and Andrea Wolf, 54; her two sons Wayne Jenson, 59 and Steve Jenson 51, as well as several...
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Chester Maxwell "Chet" Powell

October 31, 1925 - March 21, 2013

Chester Maxwell "Chet" Powell, Jr., 87, of Grants Pass died Thursday March 21, 2013 at Highland House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. at Eagle Point National Cemetery Wednesday April 3rd, with Chaplain Patt Herdklotz from Lovejoy Hospice officiating and military honors provided by the U.S. Navy Funeral Honors Team. ...
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Sylvia Sophia Worthen

November 11, 1923 - March 18, 2013

SYLVIA SOPHIA WORTHEN, 89, of Grants Pass died on Monday, March 18, 2013 at the Bridge Retirement and Assisted Living. Private family services will be held. Grants Pass Funeral Alternatives is handling arrangements. Contributions may be made to the Gospel Rescue Mission, P.O. Box 190, Grants Pass, Oregon 97528. She was born November 11, 1923 in Rotterdam, Holland to Guillaume Robles De...
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Ronda Jean Johann

August 17, 1938 - February 18, 2013

Ronda Jean Johann, 74, of Grants Pass died Monday February 18, 2013 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. Private family services will be held. Grants Pass Funeral Alternatives is in charge of arrangements. She was born August 17, 1938 in Torrance, California to Francis and Pearl McFarland. She grew up in Redondo, California and enjoyed spending time at the Redondo Pier. She moved...
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Raymond Duwayne Barnett

October 1, 1925 - February 17, 2013

Raymond Duwayne Barnett, 87, of Gold Hill passed away Sunday February 17, 2913 at Highland House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. No services will be held. Grants Pass Funeral Alternatives is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to VA SORCC- 135, 8495 Crater Lake Hwy., White City, Oregon 97503. Ray was born October 1, 1925 in Ceylon, Minnesota. During WWII...
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Patricia Joy Price

September 15, 1951 - February 12, 2013

Patricia Joy Price, 61, of Grants Pass died Tuesday February 12, 2013 at Asante Three Rivers Community Hospital. Private services will be held at a later date. Grants Pass Funeral Alternatives is in charge of arrangements. She was born September 15, 1951 in Grants Pass, Oregon to Raymond and Delores Brickey. She was raised in Grants Pass and graduated from Grants Pass...
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Kenneth Donald Falk

November 27, 1961 - January 31, 2013

Kenneth Donald Falk, 51, of Grants Pass died Thursday January 31, 2013 at his home. Private services will be held. Grants Pass Funeral Alternatives is in charge of arrangements. He was born Novemter 27, 1961 in Sierra Madre, California. He received a bachelor's dedress from Southern Oregon University. He moved to Grants Pass from Southern California in 2000. He is survived by a sister...
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Serena Cheek

November 23, 1922 - January 23, 2013

Serena Cheek, 90, of Grants Pass, passed away on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at Royale Gardens Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born Purina Cecilia Sargenti on November 23, 1922 in Magadino, Ticino, Switzerland. She immigrated to the United States in 1928, then becoming known as Serena. She very proudly became a US Citizen in 1957. Serena was proceeded in death by her son...
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Richard F. Bernard

June 14, 1923 - January 22, 2013

RICHARD F. BERNARD of Grants Pass died on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at age 89 of renal failure. A memorial service will be held on Feb. 2, 2013, 2:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Grants Pass, 525 NE 6th St., Grants Pass. Arrangements have been made by Grants Pass Funeral Alternatives. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Disabled Veterans of America, P.O Box...
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David Joseph

January 29, 1924 - January 11, 2013

David Joseph, 88, of Grants Pass died Friday January 11, 2013 at Highland House Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until noon on Tuesday at Chapel of the Valley-L.B. Hall Funeral Home. Graveside services with military honors will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at Wilderville Cemetery with Pastor Steve Parker of Bethany Presbyterian Church...
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Lewis Lary Brooks

August 19, 1949 - January 10, 2013

Lewis "Lary" Brooks, 63, of Grants Pass died Thursday January 10, 2013 at his home following a long battle with cancer. Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday at New Song Christian Fellowship Grants Pass Funeral Alternatives is in charge of arrangements. He was born August 19, 1949 in Duncan, Oklahoma to Ustace and Maudie Brooks. He married Dorothy Dillard on August 21, 1968. ...
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Kristi L. Robison

October 1, 1943 - January 4, 2013

Kristi L. Robison, 69, of Grants Pass died Friday January 4, 2013 at her home. A memorial open house will be held from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. on January 26, 2013 at the home of Cheryl Bornicke, 211 Wagon Wheel Dr., Grants Pass. Grants Pass Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Kristi was born October 1, 1943 in Tallinn, Estonia to Boris and Julie Leivat. Shortly thereafter...
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Art Hendrickson

July 14, 1923 - December 24, 2012

Art (Arthula) Harold Hendrickson, 89, of Grants Pass died Monday December 24, 2012 at Highland House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. A celebration of his life will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday at Chapel of the Valley-L.B. Hall Funeral Home with his grandson, Pastor Kevin Miller officiating. Grants Pass Funeral Alternatives is in charge of arrangements. He was born on July 14,...
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Boyd William Jenson

August 20, 1931 - December 15, 2012

Beloved husband and father, Boyd W. Jenson, 81 of Rogue River passed away peacefully in his sleep, Saturday, December 15, 2012 at his home. He was born on a Winnebago Indian Reservation near Walt Hill, Nebraska, but grew up in the "Big Sky Country" of Montana and in the "majestic Midwestern flatlands of Minnesota. He is survived by: his precious wife of over 61 years, Donna, 79 whom he called ...
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Ronald Ray Tedford

October 5, 1943 - November 19, 2012

Ronald Ray Tedford, 69, of Grants Pass died Monday November 19, 2012 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. Services will be held at a later date. Grants Pass Funeral Alternatives is in charge of arrangements. He was born October 5, 1943 in Haskell, Arkansas to Connie and Ruby Tedford. He moved to the Coos Bay area in 1948. He attended Marshfield High School. He moved to California...
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Bobby Joe Richey

October 18, 1956 - November 8, 2012

Bobby Joe Richey, 56, of Glendale died Thursday November 8, 2012 at his home. Family services will be held. Bobby Joe was born October 18, 1956 in Roseburg to Gerald and Donna Richey. He worked as a truck driver and also for the carnival for many years. He enjoyed fishing and the outdoors. He is survived by Mother Donna Morris of Canyonville Brothers Michael...
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Shari Schroeder

January 10, 1952 - October 18, 2012

Shari Schroeder, 60, of Grants Pass died Thursday October 18, 2012 at her home.
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Richard "Dean" Bowles

June 9, 1927 - September 26, 2012

Richard "Dean" Bowles, 85, of Grants Pass died Wednesday September 26, 2012 at Fairview Transitional Health Center. No Services will be held. He was born June 9, 1927 in Weiser, Idaho to George and Zola Bowles. He served in U.S. Navy during WWII and the Korean Conflict. He married Adelita Sillonis on November 20, 1947 in Mountain Home, Idaho. She survives He worked as an engineer in...
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Crystal "Christy" Ann Duggins

August 25, 1957 - September 20, 2012

Crystal (Christy) Ann Duggins lost her short battle with cancer and passed away at her home in Gold Hill Oregon on September 20, 2012. Christy was born August 25, 1957 to MaryAnn and Truman Hefner in Long Beach, CA. She remained in the Southern California area until the age of 14 when the family moved to Rogue River Oregon where she attended Rogue River schools and met the love of her life. ...
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Aradine June McCune

February 10, 1945 - September 11, 2012

Aradine June McCune, 67, of Grants Pass died Tuesday September 11, 2012 at her home. Private services will be held. She was born February 10, 1945 in Albert Lea, Minnesota to Byron and Gloria Carr. She was a homemaker. She moved to Grants Pass from Sacramento April 12, 2012. She was a member of Women of the Moose Chapter #762. She enjoyed her family and friends, Moose activities,...
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Gloria Beatrice "Glory Be" Morrow

August 18, 1925 - September 3, 2012

Gloria Beatrice "Glory Be" Morrow Glory Be Morrow, 87, of Williams died Monday September 3, 2012 at Three Rivers Community Hospital. A life celebration will be held at a later date. She was born August 18, 1925 in Phillips, Wisconsin. Her proudest achievement was owning a restaurant with her children for 36 years in Sedona, Arizona, as the chef and creative director. She...
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Barbara Nations

February 7, 1931 - August 25, 2012

Barbara Nations, 81, of Merlin died Saturday August 25, 2012 at her home. Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday at Dayspring Baptist Church with Pastor Stanley Smith officiating. Grants Pass Funeral Alternatives is in charge of arrangements. She was born February 7, 1931 in Belvedere, South Carolina to Frank and Mary Morris. She married Stan Nations on September 7, 1952 in...
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Lester L. Council

August 6, 1939 - August 21, 2012

Lester L. Council, 73 of Grants Pass died Tuesday August 21, 2012 at his home, after a brief illness. A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday at Eagle Point National Cemetery with Pastor Marvin Clark of Grants Pass Seventh-day Adventist Church officiating and Military Honors will be conducted by Oregon Army National Guard Honor Guard. Grants Pass Funeral Alternatives is in...
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Jack Junior Bohannon

March 14, 1929 - July 20, 2012

Jack Junior Bohannon, 83, of Grants Pass died Friday July 20,2012 at Maureen Cobb's Adult Foster Care Home. A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday August 1st, 2012 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Stake Center on Williams Highway. Private interment will be at Wilderville Cemetery. Grants Pass Funeral Alternatives is in charge of arrangements Memorial...
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Joseph David Romero

May 1, 1937 - July 19, 2012

Joseph David Romero, 75, of Grants Pass died Thursday July 19, 2012 at Royale Gardens Health and Rehabilitation Center. Private family services will be held at a later date. Grants Pass Funeral Alternatives is in charge of arrangements. He was born May 1, 1937 in El Paso, Texas. He moved to Grants Pass from Nevada in 1993. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially the desert. He was a...
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James Cole Wood

March 23, 1960 - July 11, 2012

James Cole Wood, 52, of Grants Pass died Wednesday July 11, 2012 in Grants Pass. A celebration of his life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday August 3rd, 2012 at Tom Pearce Park picnic area followed by a potluck luncheon. Memorial contributions may be made to Family House for Three Rivers Community Hospital, 407 S.W. Ramsey Avenue, Grants Pass, Oregon 97527 or Redwood Christian Church...
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Sean Anthony Kruger

July 13, 1991 - July 9, 2012

Sean Anthony Kruger, 20, of Grants Pass died Monday July 9, 2012 in Grants Pass. A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1969 Williams Hwy. Grants Pass Funeral Alternatives is in charge of arrangements. Contributions may be made to an account for his daughter, Kiona, in care of his mother, Catherine Kruger, at Evergreen...
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Craig Harold Luft

September 7, 1950 - June 18, 2012

Craig Harold Luft, 61, died Monday June 18th, 2012 at his sister's home in Grants Pass, Oregon. A private family service will be held in Glendale, Arizona in mid July. Grants Pass Funeral Alternatives is in charge of arrangements. Craig was born to Harold and Lorene Luft September 7, 1950 in Storm Lake, Iowa. He grew up in Glendale, Arizona. He became a truck driver and lived most...
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Wesley Ellis Bridges

September 2, 1929 - February 22, 2012

Wesley Ellis Bridges, 82, of Grants Pass died Wednesday February 22, 2012 at Kinsington Place. Services will be held at a later date. Private interment will be at Granite Hill Cemetery. Grants Pass Funeral Alternatives is in charge of arrangements. He was born September 2, 1929 in Norfolk, Nebraska to Charles & Wilma Bridges. In 1936, he moved from Nebraska to Grants Pass, where he...
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Richard Leland Savercool, Sr.

November 16, 1913 - February 18, 2012

Richard Leland Savercool, Sr., 98, died Saturday February 18, 2012 at Loving Care Retirement Care in Grants Pass, Oregon. Private family services will be held. Grants Pass Funeral Alternatives is in charge of arrangements. He was born November 16, 1913 in Chester, California to Edward and Leah Savercool. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He married Yvonne Nebel on February 16,...
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Philip "Curt" Stenger

August 3, 1948 - February 8, 2012

Philip "Curt" Stenger, 63, of Grants Pass died February 8, 2012. He was born August 3, 1948 in Wichita, Kansas. He enjoyed camping, fishing and spending time with friends and family. He was an active member of the American Legion Post No. 28 and participated in...
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Johanna "Margaret" Wyckhuyse

May 28, 1928 - October 14, 2011

Johanna "Margaret" Wyckhuyse, 83, of Grants Pass went to be with the Lord on Friday October 14, 2011 in her home surrounded by loved ones. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday at Our Savior Evangelical Lutheran Church with Pastor Steven Sparley officiating. A committal service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday at Eagle Point National Cemetery. Memorial...
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Joseph F. Hislip

May 15, 1954 - October 12, 2011

Joseph F. Hislip, 57, of Grants Pass died Wednesday October 12, 2011 at Three Rivers Community Hospital. Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday October 22, 2011 at Tussing Park, 800 W. Park St. Grants Pass He was born May 15, 1954 in Myrtle Creek to Cecil and Vera Hislip. He attended Grants Pass schools. He served in the Army during the Viet Nam War. He attended RCC to become a...
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Patricia Ann "Patticake" Payne

August 9, 1934 - September 14, 2011

Patricia "Patticake" Ann Payne, 77, of Rogue River died Wednesday September 14, 2011 at Three Rivers Community Hospital. Private services will be held. She was born August 9, 1934 in Ottawa, Illinois to Truman and Alice Thompson. She marred Robert "Bob" Howard Payne on November 24, 1959 in Maywood, California. He preceded her in death on July 31, 2011. She moved to Rogue River from...
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James "Jim" William Mardis

February 16, 1925 - September 8, 2011

James "Jim" William Mardis, 86, of Grants Pass died Thursday September 8, 2011 at his home. No service will be held. He was born February 16, 1925 in Forsyth, Montana. He attended various schools in northern Wyoming and southern Montana, graduating from Gardiner High School at Gardiner, Montana in 1942. He also attended Montana State College (now University) following military service. ...
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Donald Allen Simpson

June 10, 1930 - September 7, 2011

Donald Allen Simpson, 81, of Grants Pass died Wednesday September 7, 2011 at Three Rivers Community Hospital. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. He was born June 10, 1930 in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. He served in the U.S. Army from 1946-1949. He moved to Oregon from Minnesota in 1941 and to Grants Pass in 1971. He worked for Berryessa Houseboat Rentals in...
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Edmond Lloyd Amaral

October 27, 1927 - August 28, 2011

Edmond Lloyd Amaral, 83, of Grants Pass died on Sunday, August 28, 2011 at Highland House Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. An open house will he held on Sunday September 25th from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Please call 541-955-5149 for more information. He was born October 27, 1927 in Oakland, California to Manuel and Laura Amaral. On January 15, 1967 he married Patricia Ann Trickel who...
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Marquette Ida Henderson Combe

November 5, 1937 - August 13, 2011

Marquette Ida Henderson Combe, 73 of Grants Pass died Saturday August 13, 2011 at her home. A celebration of life service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday at Murphy Chapel with Pastor J.C. Holden officiating. Private interment will be at Wilderville Cemetery. Grants Pass Funeral Alternatives is in charge of arrangements. She was born November 5, 1937 in Ogden, Utah to...
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June Blossom Nutter

June 18, 1922 - August 9, 2011

June Blossom Nutter, 89, of Grants Pass died Tuesday August 9, 2011 at The Dawn House Adult Foster Care Home. Private services will be held. Interment will be at Granite Hill Cemetery. Grants Pass Funeral Alternatives is in charge of arrangements. She was born June 18, 1922 in Grants Pass, Oregon to Jason and Heather Higginbotham. She graduated from Grants Pass High School. She...
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Robert "Bob" Howard Payne

March 22, 1927 - July 31, 2011

Robert “Bob” Howard Payne, 84, of Rogue River died Sunday July 31, 2011 at his home. Private services will be held. Grants Pass Funeral Alternatives is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Asante Hospice c/o RVMC Foundation, 2600 Siskiyou Blvd., Suite 100, Medford, Oregon 97504-8177. Bob was born March 22, 1927 in Los Angeles, California to Howard and...
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James Eugene Bedford Jobe

January 11, 1947 - July 28, 2011

James Eugene Bedford Jobe, 64, of Grants Pass died Thursday July 28, 2011 at Three Rivers Community Hospital. Private services will be held. Grants Pass Funeral Alternatives is in charge of arrangements. He was born January 11, 1947 in Long Beach, California to Wally and Barbara Jobe. He married Madeline Pulis on December 29, 1972 in Harbor City, California. She survives. He worked...
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MaryAnn Flanagan

December 4, 1941 - July 5, 2011

MaryAnn Flanagan, 69, of Grants Pass died Tuesday July 5, 2011 at her home. No Services will be held.
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Donald Lee "Ducky" Dunn, Jr.

September 17, 1956 - June 26, 2011

Donald Lee “Ducky” Dunn, Jr., 54 of Grants Pass died Sunday June 26, 2011 at Rogue Valley Medical Center. Services will be held at a later date. Grants Pass Funeral Alternatives is in charge of arrangements. He was born September 17, 1956 in San Jose, California to Donald and Ramona Dunn. He served in the U.S. Army. He moved to Grants Pass 15 years ago from San Jose, California. He...
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Edward "Eddie" Gerald Foley, Jr.

August 9, 1948 - June 20, 2011

Edward Gerald “Eddie” Foley, Jr., 62 of Grants Pass died Monday June 20, 2011 at his home. A living wake has been held. Grants Pass Funeral Alternatives is in charge of arrangements. He was born August 8, 1948 in Yokohama, Japan. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War in which he had 2 tours. He moved to Grants Pass from southern California in 1973. ...
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Eloise Edna Chapman Spragins

September 23, 1910 - June 19, 2011

Eloise was born September 23, 1910 in Webb City, Missouri, to Garrett & Maude (Jones) Smith, and went home to be with the Lord on June 19, 2011. In 1918 Eloise, two sisters, parents & grandfather left Webb City for a sheep & hay ranch near Nampa, Idaho. They traveled in a caravan of two model T Fords camping out every night. The trip of approximately 2000 miles took about two months and...
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