The Siuslaw news. (Florence, Lane County, Or.) 1960-current, December 13, 2017, WEDNESDAY EDITION, Page 2A, Image 2

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Florence Municipal
Nov. 28
Allen Raymond Kyllo
pleaded guilty to criminal
mischief and theft. He
must pay $1,235 in fines
and not contact or be in or
about the residence or
place of employment of the
Joshua Daniel Van
Winkle pleaded no contest
to driving while suspend-
ed. He must pay $875 in
Samuel Joshua Johns
pleaded no contest to crim-
inal trespass, harassment,
disorderly conduct and
criminal mischief. He was
sentenced to seven days in
Florence City Jail. He must
pay $330 and not contact
or be in or about the resi-
dences or places of
employment of the vic-
Dec. 5
Larry Edward Meyers II
pleaded guilty to unlawful
possession of a firearm. He
must pay $525 in fines and
not contact or be in or
about the residence or
place of employment of the
Roland Julian Bocquel
pleaded no contest to driv-
ing while suspended, for-
gery and theft. He was
sentenced to 10 days in
Florence City Jail. He must
pay $1,930 in fines and not
contact or be in or about
the residence or place of
employment of the victim.
Dan Lee Wolgamott
pleaded no contest to driv-
ing while suspended. He
must pay $875 in fines.
Alexis Lynn Johnson
pleaded no contest to dis-
orderly conduct. She was
sentenced to five days in
Florence City Jail. She
must pay $425 in fines and
not contact or be in or
about the residence or
place of employment of the
William Ball pleaded no
contest to disorderly con-
duct. He was sentenced to
two days in Florence City
Jail and must not contact or
be in or about the residence
or place of employment of
the victim.
Michael Dwayne
Dearman pleaded guilty to
theft. He must pay $330 in
fines and not contact or be
in or about the residence or
place of employment of the
Owens – Getz
Constance “Connie”
Owens and John Getz
were married Nov. 18,
2017, in Florence, where
they have both lived for
many years.
John and Connie are
building their life “as one”
in Florence, close to their
The couple said they
praise God for bringing
their hearts and spirits
together in this precious
gift of love as the story of
their marriage begins.
CROSS—Michael Warren
Cross, 63, formerly of
Florence, passed away peace-
fully Dec. 7,
2017, after
fighting a
long, hard
battle and is
now resting
more pain.
Michael Cross
Mike was
born Dec.
22, 1953, in Lebanon, Ore., to
Ralph and Mary Cross, and
attended school in the
Siuslaw School District.
Mike enjoyed fishing, hot
rods and car shows. His great-
est attribute was his love for
God and his strong faith. Just
days before his passing, he
was sharing his favorite scrip-
ture Mathew 5:17-19. Mike
was an amazing person who
will be greatly missed as he
rests in peace, awaiting The
Lord’s return.
He is survived by his lov-
ing wife and best friend,
Debbie; daughters Sheila,
Shelly and (Teanna); son
Grabrielle, Brittany, Kadan,
Jade, Avery and Odette; his
mother, Mary; his brother
Marvin; and nieces and
nephews, all of whom he
loved very much.
Mike and Debbie were so
grateful for all the support,
love and prayers from family
and friends during this very
difficult time.
Services will be Sunday,
Dec. 17, beginning at 11 a.m.
at the Sweet Home Seventh
Day Adventist Church, 300
Holly Rd., in Sweet Home,
The family requests no
flowers or plants.
BYRD—William (Bill)
Arlen Byrd, 84, of Florence,
p a s s e d
away quiet-
ly in his
Hospital in
Ore., with
his beloved
William Byrd family at his
side on Dec.
1, 2017.
Born July 10, 1933, Bill
was a quiet and sincere man
of great integrity, humor,
compassion, full of smart and
wise insights, playful talents
and unbounded love for a
those in his life and causes he
Thelma, his wife of 29
years, spoiled, pampered and
cared for Bill in the same way
he would do for her. In his
closing days, their love and
trust for each other was ever
His life as filled with many
endeared people. Bill had two
love-filled marriages. His first
was with Shirley Schwab,
who he married in September
1958. She preceded him in
death in February 1986.
Together, they raised four
children: Erin Byrd, Sally
Cravinho, Adam Byrd and
Valerie Bronec.
Bill remarried in January
1989, to Thelma Haines, who
survives him and brought
three adult children — Paul
Haines, Steve Haines and
Lori Faha — into their mar-
riage. All seven children, plus
their spouses, survive him.
They have blessed Bill’s
family with 20 grandchildren,
their spouses, seven great-
grandchildren and two more
on the way. Bill had three sis-
ters: Connie Enger, Judy
Hunsucker and Sandra Jo
Schoos; his sister, Sandra Jo
Schoos, survives him, along
with many cousins, nieces
and nephews from his loving
blended family — a big fami-
ly that misses him greatly.
Bill was a veteran who
served his country in the U.S.
Coast Guard from 1953 to
1957. It was a time that pro-
vided many stories he used to
entertain us all with and show
his pride of mission.
He was also very involved
in The Telephone Pioneers,
taking on the responsibilities
associated with being elected
as Wagon
Pioneering in the Pines, as
well as being awarded the
Watson Award during his
most active period of service
with them. He and Thelma are
also members of the Florence
Elks Lodge.
Bill’s family roots go deep
in Oregon. He was born in
Garibaldi, with him spending
his formative years in
Beaverton and graduating
from Beaverton High School
in 1951.
Sports were a big part of
his high school years, with his
talents being a gift to his kids
and grandkids, all of whom
benefited from him being a
great coach.
Some of his other joys were
the outdoors, mountains,
rivers and ocean of Oregon,
as well as playing golf (which
he taught many of us to be
better at). He had retired in
1985 as a manager from the
phone company after over 30
years of employment.
Bill’s friendships were
deep, his mentoring of his
kids and grandkids a perpetu-
al gift and his warm love, sup-
port, music and humor
bestowed to all his family and
friends forever.
A memorial celebration
will be held Saturday, Jan. 6,
2018, at Langdon Farms Golf
Course, The Red Shed, 24377
Airport Rd NE #1, in Aurora,
Ore., from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For inquiries about the
memorial celebration to
which all family and friends
are invited, contact the family
at billbyrdcelebration@gmail
Bill and Thelma Byrd’s
home address is: 221 Azalea
St., P.O. Box 2224, Florence,
OR 97439.
The family thanks you for
directing any donations or
gifts to the Pioneers (pioneers or Salvation
Army in Bill’s name.
These organizations have
missions Bill cherished.