Cottage Grove sentinel. (Cottage Grove, Or.) 1909-current, October 14, 2015, Page 2A, Image 2

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    2A COTTAGE GROVE SENTINEL October 14, 2015
Sept. 22, 2015
Sept. 30, 2015
Oct. 9, 2015
To Anna and Justin Walter of Cottage
Grove, twins — a son and daughter.
To Michelle Locke and Daniel Henson of
Cottage Grove, a son.
To Shailene and Stephen Strong of Cot-
tage Grove, a daughter.
Rodney LeRoy
Rodney “Rod” LeRoy Nyleen,
84, of Cottage Grove passed
away Sept. 25, 2015 from pneu-
He was born May 27, 1931 in
Clearbrook, Minn. to Paul M.
and Emelia
us) Nyleen.
Degree in
from Wil-
University. He served in the
US Navy in aviation and as a
machinist’s mate second class.
In Burns, Oregon, he was part
owner and operator of a retail
Rod owned and fl ew his own
plane. He loved to hunt and fi sh
with his brothers and other fam-
ily members. He also loved to
golf and play “Pitch” (a card
game) after golfi ng. Rod was a
member and twice Past Exalted
Ruler at the Burn’s Elk Lodge.
He is survived by a brother,
Clifton Nyleen of Sutherlin,
A Celebration of Life will be
held Friday, Oct. 16 at 1 p.m. at
Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Cha-
pel in Cottage Grove.
Gladys Lorine
(Messer) Barrow
Gladys Lorine (Messer) Bar-
row, 88, of Salem, Ore. passed
away Oct. 5, 2015.
Gladys was born July 28,
1927 in Staples, Minn. to Wil-
liam Aaron
and Dora
She grad-
uated from
high school
in 1945.
In 1956 in California, Gladys
and Harold Francis Barrow were
Gladys worked as a secretary
and offi ce manager at the Clack-
amas County Assessors Offi ce,
where she retired.
Her hobbies included family,
gardening, golfi ng and camp-
ing in her RV during the winter
She is survived by a daughter,
Judy A. Dowell of Salem, Ore.,
and a son, Scott A. Barrow of
Seattle, Wash., two grandchil-
dren and one great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death
by her husband, Harold Bar-
row, parents, William and Dora
Messer, and 10 brothers and sis-
A private family memorial
will be held at a later date. Ar-
rangements under the care of
Sunset Hills Cemetery, Funeral
Home and Crematorium, Eu-
Ruth Viola Apana
Ruth Viola Apana, 92, passed
away peacefully surrounded
by her loving family on Oct. 1,
Ruth was born in Sweet
Home, Or-
egon to Lily
Viola Smith
and Clar-
ence Davis.
She grew
up near Cot-
tage Grove
and gradu-
ated from
Cottage Grove High School and
then relocated to San Francisco,
California, where she spent the
rest of her life.
In 1944 in Vancouver, Wash.,
Ruth and Herbert Lau Apana,
who was from Maui, Hawaii,
were married. They had wanted
to get married in San Francisco,
but due to laws of interracial
marriage at the time, were not
able to.
Ruth worked as one of the fa-
mous Rosie the Riveters and lat-
er for the Folgers Coffee family,
and eventually retired from the
US Post Offi ce after 25 years.
Ruth maintained her family
ties to Oregon by bringing all
three of her children, Karen,
Steve and Julie, to Cottage Grove
in the summer to live with their
grandmother. Ruth continued
to stay in touch with her child-
hood friends in Cottage Grove
and even subscribed to the Cot-
tage Grove Sentinel. Ruth was a
unique, kind and generous spirit
and will be dearly missed.
Georgia “Pete” Mae
Georgia “Pete” Mae Rychard, 86 of Cottage
Grove, Oregon passed away on Thursday,
October 8, 2015. She was born on September
11, 1929 in Yoncalla, Oregon to Chester and
Edna (Meyers) Miller. Georgia graduated from
Yoncalla High School in 1947. On October 17,
1947, she married Quentin Rychard. Georgia
volunteered at the Yoncalla Rodeo for 40 plus
years, the Senior Meals on Wheels for 18 plus years, beds for the
freezing nights, and numerous other community foods programs.
Her hobbies included gardening, line dancing, sewing, card making,
spending time with family, and baking her famous apple pies. She
was Grand Marshall for the Yoncalla Summer Festival parade and
on Bohemia Mining Days court. Georgia is preceded in death by
her husband, Quentin and son, Stan. She is survived by her daughter
Rhonda Rasmussen and husband Mike of Drain, Oregon, and three
grandchildren, David Rychard and wife Tonya of Harrisburg, Oregon,
Carla Shaw and husband Don of Drain, Oregon, and Melissa Quimby
and husband Christian of Cottage Grove, Oregon. There will be a
visitation on Tuesday October 13, 2015 from 6:00pm to 8:00 pm at
Smith Lund Mills Funeral Chapel in Cottage Grove, Oregon. Funeral
services will be held on Wednesday October 15, 2015 at 11:00 am at the
Yoncalla Christian Assembly in Yoncalla, Oregon. A potluck reception
for family and friends will be immediately following the service at the
Yoncalla Community Center. Private family graveside service will be
at the Yoncalla Pioneer Cemetery. Please bring your favorite memory
written on a piece of paper to be added to the “Memory Jar”, to be
shared later with the family.
Her three children, fi ve grand-
children, and two great-grand-
children survive Ruth.
Ruth was preceded in death
by her parents, husband, and
brothers, Richard Davis (San
Diego, Calif.) and Earl Davis
(Eugene, Oregon).
Ruth’s Celebration of Life
will be held on Wednesday, Oct.
21at Duggan’s-Serra Mortuary
500 West Lake, Daly City, Calif.
Funeral Mass at Mission Dolo-
res Basilica on Thursday, Oct.
22 at 11 a.m. in San Francisco,
Ruth loved all animals, so
in lieu of fl owers, the family is
requesting donations to an ani-
mal shelter of your choice. You
may send condolences to Karen
Apana, 87 Noe Street, San Fran-
cisco, CA 94114.
It’s not like her.
For the Sentinel
here is an opening for
a Crow boys’ middle
school basketball coach. Those
interested can contact Billy An-
derson or call the high school
offi ce for more information.
Crow Middle School students
have been working on their
amazing U.S. History mural that
will be placed in the library
when they fi nish. Pictures that
I have seen are quite impressive
— it’s a truly historical depic-
“Groundwater 2015: An Anthol-
ogy” may pick up their pre-or-
dered copies when Pat Edwards
and staff host a distribution at
Songbrook Community Cen-
ter, located at 4055 Royal Ave.
in Eugene, on Monday, Oct. 19
from 4:30-6 p.m.
A free ukulele lesson club for
all fourth through twelfth-grade
CAL students will begin Thurs-
day, Oct. 15 and take place every
Thursday from 3:30-5 p.m. The
fi rst concert performance is the
night of the Rural Arts Center
dinner and movie in December
at Lorane Grange. Those inter-
ested can contact Mr. Dixon at or Lisa
Livelybrooks at ruralartcenter@ Real ukuleles will
be used.
Lorane Grange spaghetti din-
ner and bingo is Friday, Oct. 23,
starting with 5:30 p.m. dinner.
Bingo begins at 6:30 p.m. The
blackout pot has grown, as no
one won it last month.
Crow Booster Club hopes you
will attend their annual Sports-
man Auction in the Crow High
School gym on Saturday, Oct
24. The silent auction will be at
5 p.m., at 6 p.m. a fantastic bar-
becue dinner will be served, with
the live auction at 7 p.m. There
are items to bid on from the el-
ementary classes and amazing
baskets for bidding from the
Middle and high school classes.
This event helps the entire dis-
trict. Dinner tickets are $16 and
can be ordered by contacting,
Linda Lay at 541-844-5840 or
Diane Lassen, 541-517-9030.
There is a ban on open burn-
ing until Nov. 1. Please pass
this on to all Lorane residents.
Coffee and muffi ns are served
every Wednesday morning at
the Rebekah Lodge from 7-9
a.m. Come enjoy and visit with
your neighbors.
Mom has always
been so patient,
but now when I
ask her questions
she gets angry.
We can help.
Call us with questions
about aging
and Alzheimers.
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