Page A-2 Illinois Valley News, Cave Junction, Ore. Wednesday, December 19, 2018 Obituaries Barbara E. Lane, 65 , died Nov. 24, 2018 in Grants Pass. She was born Feb. 4, 1953. She was the beloved daughter of Robert and Helen Lane of Cleveland, Ohio. Barbara was born in Bay Village, Ohio and attended school in Shaker Heights, Ohio and graduated high school in Chagrin Falls, Ohio in 1971. Barbara attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She worked briefly in Cleveland then migrated to Denver, Colorado Springs and Alburquerque, N.M. Barbara then moved to Cave Junction where her sister Susan resided. She continued living here after her sister moved on. Barbara was employer for 19 years at the Illinois Valley Golf Club. She also worked for several other establishments in town. Barbara loved the Oregon life. She was preceded in death by her loving sister, Susan E. Miller and dad, Robert. She is survived by life friend Mr. Stephen Deese of Cave Junction; brother-in-law, Rick Miller of Independence, Miss.; nieces, Christina Moore and Natalie Moore; and a host of other relatives and friends. Evelyn Elizabeth Hays Parmerlee, 89 , of Cave Junction, died Monday, Nov. 19, 2018 as the result of an automobile accident in Cave Junction. The family held a private service with Illinois Valley Funeral Directors in charge of arrangements. She was born to Clyde and Edith (Holland) Hays April 3, 1929 in Weed, Calif. She was raised in Cave Junction and attended Kerby Union High School. In 1945 she married Roy Wesley Parmerlee in Grants Pass and the couple raised their four children in Cave Junction. Evelyn worked several places and she worked helping her husband at the service station; and at the Junction Inn as a cook. She especially enjoyed all her extended family throughout the Illinois Valley area. She was just returning from the Senior Center where she was a member and played cards twice a week when the accident occurred. She enjoyed breakfast and meals on Sundays at the center. She also enjoyed flower gardening at her home. She loved the wildlife and would often feed them. She enjoyed playing pinochle and canasta at the homes of her friends. Survivors include her three children, Donna Harney of Vancouver, Wash., Mark Parmerlee of Cave Junction, and Steve Parmerlee of El Cajon, Calif.; brother, Jay Hays of Grants Pass; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and many great-great- grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Roy Parmerlee in 1997; her daughter Eva Mitchell; and her grandson Clinton Harney. Judith Gwendolyn Kelley, 76, passed away at home in Cave Junction Nov. 30, 2018. Judith was born Oct. 7, 1942 in Bremerton, Wash. She is survived by her husband Donald Kelley; daughter Rhonda Waldres; son Randall Kelley; three grandchildren; and five great- grandchildren. Judith was a hard worker and a loving wife and mother. She and her husband own and operate Country Hills Resort in Cave Junction Private services will be held at a later date. Illinois Valley Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements. Please visit the obituary and sign the family guest book at www.since1928hull.com. Letters to the editor Illinois Valley News welcomes letters to the editor. Please e-mail them to email@example.com POLICY ON LETTERS: ‘Illinois Valley News’ encour- ages letters to the editor provided they are legible and not libelous or scurrilous. All letters must be signed, including name, address and telephone number. The latter need not be published, but will be used to verify authenticity. The “News” reserves the right to edit letters. Letters are used at the discretion of the publisher. *** (Editor’s Note: Views and com- mentary, including statements made as fact are strictly those of the letter writers.) Reader asks why What kind of mentality does it take to change an attitude, a tradition, a mindset? As we have watched, worried and wept over years of numerous devastating fires, deadly conflagrations of forests and towns, why can’t we begin to change our ways? With the loss of hundreds of thousands of acres of trees, why must we continue to cut down more for our few weeks of holiday celebration? Why not, in our immense desire to heal our natural world, don’t we all consider a live tree to add to our family’s joy and care. Imagine, each family, business establishment, organization, offices and schools, nurturing and growing their own Christmas tree year round, to become a member of the family, a living tree, which the children will for year upon year grow with, care for, and keep growing strong and healthy. Imagine thousands, millions of live trees throughout every home. Why not? The change starts with individual thought, with family decision making, with a small yet powerful mindset choice of life over death. Don’t we grow sick and tired of seeing all those dead, used up trees tossed out on the side of our already trash heap roads? Can’t we be done with our throwaway traditions, our “use it and discard it” attitudes? Just a simple idea, purchase a live tree to grow up with the family, or, just decorate a front yard tree. Leave the trees to do their work, give us clean air and joy of life. Len Greenwood Selma (Photo by Laura Mancuso, Illinois Valley News) Grocery Outlet donated nearly $2,500 to the IVHS College and Career Program Thursday, Dec. 6. ALL custom jeweLry designs & repAirs done in house! Tues - Fri 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM sAT 10 AM - 2 PM sun & Mon Closed 23772 redwood Highway K e r b y , or 541-592-4838 I llINoIs V alley F uNeral D Irectors www.since1928Hull.com 541-592-4110 Save the date Dec. 22 Saturday, Dec. 22 Holiday themed scrapbooking with local artist Sue Brockman. Create holiday tags, mini-books or cards as gifts for friends and family this season. 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. class for ages 4-7, 12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m. class for ages 8 and up. Sponsored by IRVAC. Class size is limited, please call to register 541-592-4778. IV Branch, Josephine Community Libraries, 209 W Palmer St, CJ Jan. 13 Dec. 23-25 Good Shepherd Lutheran Church - Our final Advent Service will be held on Dec. 23 at 10 a.m. The sermon is “What In the World?” Good Shepherd Lutheran Church - Our Christmas Eve Candlelight Service will be on Dec. 24 at 7 p.m. The sermon is “The Manger Isn’t Just in Bethlehem.” On Dec. 25 we will host our annual Christmas Potluck Dinner at 3 p.m. with food and fellowship. Make your reservation by tex- Illinois Valley News Published weekly by I.V. News LLC Daniel J. Mancuso, Publisher ting your last name and number in the party to: 541-507-7458, or by calling 541-592-2290 and leaving a message with your name, phone number, and number in the party. Reserva- tions must be received no later than Dec 23. The dinner will be held at the church. There is no charge, but seating is limited. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church at 150 Lewis Ct., Cave Junction, Oregon. Phone # 541-592-2290 or 541-507-7458. All services and events listed will be held at the church at 150 Lewis Ct. Please join us for a Stomping out Cancer in the I.V. fundraiser at Sportsman Tavern, Sunday, Jan. 13 from 2 - 6 p.m. There will be an auction plus chili and cornbread for dona- tion and dine-in only. Continuing *Evergreen Elementary School is looking for SMART (Start Making A Reader Today) volunteers. Come read with children for an hour a week and change a life. 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