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[July 8, 2004]

Sidney Eugene Hammond

Pleasant Hill, Oregon

Sidney Hammond died May 23, 2004 of heart failure. He was 75.

Hammond was born Sept. 5, 1928, in the Santa Clara area of Eugene to Leslie and Ida Campbell Hammond. He married Shirley White in Harrisburg on Feb. 12,1972.

His family settled in Pleasant Hill when he was two years old. He graduated from the Oregon Institute of Technology in Klamath Falls.

He worked as a shovel operator on the Fall Creek Dam. He later worked as a surveyor for the City of Springfield until his retirement in 1992.

He enjoyed fishing and crabbing. He also enjoyed his pug dogs.

He especially enjoyed his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, David of Beaverton and Stephen of Annapolis, Md.; a sister, Audrey Mathews of Klamath Falls; and three grandchildren.

At his request, no service was held.

[January 1, 2009]

Elton Humphrey

SPRINGFIELD — A celebration of life will be held at 12:30 p.m. Jan. 18 at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3965 in Springfield for Elton Ross Humphrey of Springfield, who died Dec. 11 of age-related causes. He was 80.

He was born Sept. 21, 1928, in Eugene to Ross and Gertrude Ruthaven Humphrey.

Humphrey graduated from Pleasant Hill High School in 1946. He served in the Navy as a Seabee from 1946 to 1948 in Alaska and Guam. He worked as a log truck driver in Western Oregon for 35 years.

Survivors include two sons, Gerald of Bend and John of Waldport; two daughters, Teresa Peterson of Pleasant Hill and Debra Humphrey of Springfield; a sister, Alma Radich of Springfield; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Andreason’s Cremation & Burial Service in Springfield. Remembrances to Hospice of Sacred Heart.

[January 8, 2011]

Chester Hutton
A memorial gathering was held Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, at The Lake House in Whiskey Creek, Calif., for Chester Lee “Chet” Hutton of Redding, Calif., formerly of Lane County, who died Jan. 6 of age-related causes at age 82.
He was born Jan. 19, 1928, in Trent to Elmer and Allie Pearl Wheeler Hutton. He married Joyce Mann in 1949 in Trent. They were married for 24 years.
He attended Pleasant Hill High School and the University of Oregon. He worked for Fall Creek Lumber in Trent, Foremost Dairies and Reliable Hardware in Arcata, Calif., and Rounds Logging in Redding. He also worked as a self-employed logger.
Survivors include his wife, Mary; four sons, Doug of Brookings, Jeff of Willow Creek, Calif., Donnie of Blue Lake, Calif., and Chris of Silverdale, Wash.; a daughter, Cindy of New Plymouth, Idaho; eight grand­children; and two great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Allen and Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding.

[October 2, 2014]
Loyal William "Bud" James

A graveside burial will take place on October 6, 2014 at Rest Haven Memorial Park in Eugene at 11:00 am for Loyal William (Bud) James.
   Bud was born on October 6, 1927 and passed away from natural causes on September 18, 2014 in Chico, CA.
    Bud married Virgie Wood on October 18, 1945, they had twin daughters Janice and Janet in 1949 and daughter Elaine in 1951. He married Kathy Phillips Foster on February 21, 1974 and lived out the rest of his life with her.
   Bud was born in Springfield, Oregon, the son of Oliver William and Viola (Neet) James. He was raised in Cloverdale, OR. He got the nickname "Bud" from his three-year-old brother who couldn't pronounce Loyal. Leonard said, "I can't say Oil so I'll just call him Bud!" He went eight grades in a one-room schoolhouse and attended Pleasant Hill High. As a young man in 1951, Bud and his older brother, Leonard, started and operated James Brothers Logging Company in Springfield, OR. During the logging business, Bud was also involved in developing a high pressure pump that eventually took him in 1975 to Chico, CA where he owned and operated James Railway Service with his wife Kathy and his brother Leonard and wife Betty. His daughter Janet and son-in-law Ken have worked in the business for 33 years and began running the company 25 years ago since Bud and Kathy's retirement.
    Bud loved to fish and hunt, and did so with his parents and brother during his early years. He learned to play the accordion in his youth and continued to play for family and friends throughout his life. From the accordion, he taught himself to play the organ and spent many hours playing, often with his family singing along to their favorite tunes. Bud taught himself to roller skate and then insisted his daughters have lessons. He had a love of bowling and was involved in many state and national tournaments throughout his life, also encouraging all the family to participate. Bud got his pilot's license in the early sixties and owned a few different airplanes over the years, using them for business and family excursions.
   Bud and Kathy spent many years enjoying their fun-filled interests, including a houseboat on Lake Shasta. They loved to golf and enjoyed many different courses over the years. In their retirement, they traveled extensively by motorhome and eventually purchased a small yacht and traveled throughout the waterways of British Columbia, Canada.
    Bud loved his family and loved life! He was always ready for the next big adventure and went into each one with great gusto! We were lucky to have him in our lives and we will remember him forever in our hearts.
    Bud is survived by his wife, Kathy, his daughters, Janice Hayes (Larry) of Springfield, Janet Kappenman (Ken) of Chico, and Elaine Phillips (Larry) of Vida; 8 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and two nephews. Kathy's children; Cliff Foster and his daughters, and Donna Foster Johnson (Mario) and their son. His brother, Leonard, and stepson Mark preceded him in death.

Published in Eugene Register-Guard on Oct. 2, 2014
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[March 19, 2009]

Wanita (Parr) Smith

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 21, 2009, at Jasper Christian Church for Wanita June Smith of Pleasant Hill, who died March 14, 2009, of Alzheimer's disease. She was 80.

She was born June 4, 1928, in Cottage Grove to O.C. and Annie Westlake Parr. She married Albert Smith on April 12, 1949, in Pleasant Hill.

She graduated from Pleasant Hill High School in 1946. She worked as a bank teller and bookkeeper at First National Bank in Eugene and in Springfield, and worked at the Jasper Post Office.

Survivors include her husband; two sons, Mike Smith of Walterville and Scott Neet of Salem; two daughters, Peggy Smith and Anna Neet, both of Pleasant Hill; two brothers, Vernon Parr of Pleasant Hill and Ron Parr of Portland; two sisters, Shirley Dilley of Fall Creek and Phyllis Wilson of Pleasant Hill; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Buell Funeral Chapel in Springfield. Remembrances to the church.

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