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    2A COTTAGE GROVE SENTINEL October 5, 2016
Sept. 13, 2016
To Abby and Dane Zoll of Cottage Grove, a daughter.
Sept. 23, 2016
To Jenni Montalbo and Chris Livingston of Creswell, a daughter.
Sept. 26, 2016
To Michael and Candice Van Loon of Cottage Grove, a son.
To David and Kimberly Dorr of Cottage Grove, a daughter.
The reality of being more
than a conqueror in life
omans 8:37 says that
Christians are “more than
conquerors” in this world. But
do we really know what it means
to be more than a conqueror? I
know it took many years for me
to learn what it means and how
to live the victorious life Jesus
died to give us as believers.
I remember many years when
I went to church faithfully every
week, yet my private life was
pathetic. It was so frustrating
because I really loved God and
was a born-again believer, but
I wasn’t experiencing victory
over the problems in my life so
that I could really live for God
and help people.
As I eventually grew in my
personal relationship with
Christ and spent time studying
the Word, I came to understand
what it means to be more than a
conqueror and how I could get
there. And if I can do it, so can
To be more than a conqueror
Survivors include a daughter,
Eileen Price of Cottage Grove,
11 grandchildren, 32 great-
grandchildren and 13 great-
great-grandchildren. Her hus-
band, a son, Milo E. Branham,
and granddaughter, Michelle
Rhea Gawith, preceded her in
A memorial service will be
held at a future date. Burial at
Granite Hill Cemetery in Grants
Pass with family at a later date.
Arrangements under the care of
Andreason’s Cremation & Buri-
al Service, Springfi eld.
Nev., she and Richard Leake
were married.
Rebecca is survived by her
brother, Charles Shirley of Katy,
Texas; sister, Charlotte Banton
of Newport, Ore.; sister, Ellen
Gatewood of Cottage Grove,
Ore.; and brother, James Russell
Shirley II of Emmett, Idaho.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, Richard Leake in
A memorial will be held at 2
p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016 at
the United Methodist Church in
Cottage Grove. Arrangements
under the care of Smith-Lund-
Mills Funeral Chapel, Cottage
Please see JOYCE, Page 8A
Kathleen Ann
Kitty Pauline Carson
Kathleen Ann Hoffman, 71,
of Cottage Grove died Sept. 21,
2016 from adenocarcinoma of
the parotid gland.
She was born May 20, 1945
in Berkeley, Calif. to Martin and
Margaret (Holst) Hansen. She
graduated from El Cerrito High
of the West
C o n t r a
Costa Uni-
fi ed School
Also in El
Cerrito, she and John Hoffman
were married.
Kathleen raised two children
and built several gardens. She
had a talent for design and ex-
pressed her artistry in her gar-
den and infl uenced all who met
her to appreciate the beauty that
surrounds us.
Survivors include her partner
of over 21 years, Don Nordin
of Cottage Grove, two children,
Justin Hoffman of Portland, Ore.
and Krista (Hoffman) Thomp-
son of Cottage Grove, a sister,
Patricia Righter of Talent, Ore.
and two grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by
her parents and her former hus-
band, John Hoffman.
A memorial was held at her
home on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016 at
3 p.m. Her ashes are to be scat-
tered in the garden she created.
Arrangements under the care
of Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral
Chapel, Cottage Grove.
Kitty Pauline Carson Scott,
78, of Creswell, passed away
Sept. 24, 2016.
She was born Jan. 20, 1938 to
John and Artie Carson.
On April
27, 1956,
Scott, Sr.
were mar-
Kitty was
Lane Coun-
ty Sheriff’s offi ce for many
Survivors include her three
children, JennieLynn Scott
(Jimmie King), Gordon Scott
Jr. and Cindy Kulm (Craig),
two brothers, John Carson and
Tom Carson, one sister, Esther
Greenhalgh, nine grandchildren
and 10 great grandchildren and
numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, parents, and sister,
Rebecca Mullanix.
A Celebration of Life will be
held at her home on Oct. 9, 2016
from 12-4 p.m. Arrangements
under the care of Andreason’s,
Springfi eld.
Holley Jo Gould
Holley Jo Gould, 61, of Cot-
tage Grove passed away Sept.
25, 2016 from cancer.
She was born April 11, 1952
in Cottage Grove to Virginia
(Denham) Marsh and Jerry
She grad-
uated from
Grove High
School and
worked as
a bank of-
fi cer.
On Feb.
18, 2001,
she and Don Gould were mar-
Holley enjoyed drag racing,
charity fund raising, community
service and her dogs. She was a
secretary-offi cer of the Cottage
Grove Elk’s Lodge.
Survivors include her husband,
Don Gould of Cottage Grove,
her mother, Virginia Denham of
Cottage Grove, a stepson, Chad
Gould of Kelowna, B.C., Cana-
da, and one grandson.
She was preceded in death
by her stepfather, Ray Denham,
and father, Jerry Newton.
A Celebration of Life was
held Oct. 1 at the Cottage
Grove Elks Lodge. Memorial
donations may be made in her
memory to the Elks Scholarship
Fund. Cremation under the care
of Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral
Chapel, Cottage Grove.
Death notices
Barney Paul, 78, of Mo-
ses Lake, Wash., passed away
Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016 with
his wife, Linda Gatewood Paul,
formerly of Cottage Grove, and
family at his side. Arrangements
under the care of Neptune Soci-
ety, Spokane, Wash.
Danny “Dan” Ray Jackson,
77, of La Pine, Oregon died
Sept. 16, 2016. A Celebration of
Life was held Sept. 24 at 1 p.m.
at Living Word Worship Center
in La Pine. Arrangements un-
der the care of Baird Memorial
Chapel, La Pine.
Ula Jean Strickland
Ula Jean Strickland, 89, of
Cottage Grove passed away
Sept. 1, 2016 of cancer.
She was born Nov. 22, 1926,
in Seward, Nebr. to Ernest and
M y r t l e
her family
moved to
where she
from high school and attended
Oregon State University.
On Aug. 30, 1946, she and
Robert Strickland were mar-
Ula contracted polio in June
of 1951 and became wheelchair
bound. In 1955 they moved to
Fortuna, Calif., in 1971 they
moved to Riddle, Ore., then to
Cottage Grove in 1972. Ula
owned the Hobby Shop in For-
tuna and was a receptionist for
11 years for Dr. Tom Creager in
Cottage Grove.
She enjoyed crocheting, sew-
ing, knitting and had many hob-
bies. Ula worshipped God at the
Riverside Community Church
of God and enjoyed her family.
She is survived by three
daughters and sons-in-law, Con-
nie and Sam Braaten of Corval-
lis, Ore., Debi and Larry Stagg
of Newberg, Ore., and Tami
and Jim Eckstine of Dorena,
Ore., nine grandchildren and 16
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She was preceded in death by
her husband, Robert Strickland,
and daughter, Bobbi Jean.
A memorial service will be
held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 9,
2016 at Riverside Community
Church of God on South River
Rd. in Cottage Grove. Memo-
rial contributions may be made
to the Riverside Community
Church of God. Arrangements
under the care of Smith-Lund-
Mills Funeral Chapel, Cottage
Delia Rhea Branham
Delia Rhea Branham, 97, of
Cottage Grove died Sept. 14,
2016 in Springfi eld.
Delia was born Jan. 5, 1919
in Winfi eld, Kansas to John and
Loko (Butts) Winn. On Jan.
in Grants
Pass, she
married Le-
roy W. Bra-
nham. De-
lia was past
of the VFW
Ladies Auxiliary Post 2302, in-
cluding service to veterans at
Camp White. She was a wife,
mother, and homemaker by
Former residents of Merlin
and Hugo, Delia and Leroy lived
on and maintained the Winn
family farm on Pass Creek in
Grants Pass from 1966 to 1996,
moving to Cottage Grove in
1996. Leroy died in 2006, and
Delia was living with grand-
daughter Jennifer Gawith at the
time of her death.
Rebecca Ann Leake
Rebecca Ann Leake, 64, of
Cottage Grove, passed away
Sept. 21, 2016.
She was born Nov. 3, 1951,
in Eugene, Oregon to James and
Virginia (Hunter) Shirley.
from Cot-
tage Grove
High School
and earned
in Medical
tion and Medical Assistant at
LCC. She served in the U.S.
Navy from 1971-1974. Rebec-
ca worked in several fi elds of
endeavor, including the medi-
cal and the grocery industries.
She earned a Master Gardener’s
designation and was a volunteer
for S.M.A.R.T., Start Making A
Reader Today. Rebecca was the
daughter of Mayor James Rus-
sell Shirley.
On March 25, 1972 in Reno,
Memorial notices
Sylvia Merrie Aldrich, 66,
of Cottage Grove died Oct. 2,
2016. A service will be held at
1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016
at Calvary Chapel in Cottage
Grove. There will be a visita-
tion at Smith-Lund-Mills Cha-
pel on Friday, Oct. 7 from 6-8
p.m. Arrangements under the
care of Smith-Lund-Mills Fu-
neral Chapel, Cottage Grove.
Marvin Dean McAllister, 75,
of Cottage Grove died Oct. 2,
2016. A service will be held at
10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 7, 2016
at the Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-Day Saints, Cottage
Grove. Burial will be in Willa-
mette National Cemetery, Port-
land, Oregon. Arrangements
under the care of Smith-Lund-
Mills Funeral Chapel, Cottage
Gladeus “Sim” Pupke passed away on September
18, 2016 at the age of 91. She lived all but 4 years of
her life in Lane County. She was born in Bishop Hill,
Illinois on December 10, 1924. Her parents, Gilbert and
Emily (Stoneberg) Simmons had returned to Illinois from
Oregon to operate a family farm in Bishop Hill. Bishop
Hill was a Swedish community settled and developed by
Swedish immigrants about 1850. Her father did not like
the hot and cold climate there so they returned to Oregon
when she was 2 years old.
Sim grew up in the Coburg area attending the Co-
burg School all 12 years, graduating in 1942. She then
attended Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge for 1
year, where an uncle was on the staff studying and work-
ing on developing the growth of corn in the U.S. While
there she saw and remembered what life in the south was
like in that era.
She then returned to Coburg and Eugene to attend the University of Oregon. While attending
the U of O, she worked her way through school by working at the school library. Graduating in
1946 with a degree in education, she taught art and physical education for 2 years in Estacada, OR.
In the summer of 1947, while attending summer school, she met Ron Pupke, husband to be.
They were married on June 5, 1948. They taught school in Springfi eld until 1951. During those
years from 1947, they square danced and started mountain climbing and skiing with the Eugene
Obsidian group. They climbed 9 of the major mountain peaks between Mount St. Helens and
Mt. Shasta with the Obsidians. They also attended their summer camps. Then in 1951, Ron was
recalled to active duty by the US Marine Corp because of the Korean War. He had been in the
USMC Reserves because he had been a 2 nd Lieutenant in the Marines from WW II. His assignment
was at the recruitment depot in San Diego, CA.
They returned to Eugene in 1952, he attended the U of O and they had their fi rst child. They
eventually had 5 children. In 1953, they moved to Cottage Grove where they have lived since.
Sim substitute taught for about 15 years. She was also very active in the First Presbyterian Church
for many, many years.
She was church elder, taught Sunday School classes, served as a deacon for years and partici-
pated in many other events through the years. Sim was a 44 year survivor of breast cancer and
served for about 30 years in the American Cancer Society’s Reach for Recovery Program. After 9
years as the librarian and teacher aid at Latham Elementary School, she retired in 1985.
Since the late 1970’s, when Dixieland music started a revival in the U.S., they have been
involved in listening and dancing to the music. Also German Oktoberfests have been on their fun
list. They have been attending festivals for over 30 years, plus 3 Dixieland cruises. They have
traveled around the U.S. and as Sim said just before
her death, they had a fun and wonderful life together.
They have been married over 68 years, and ex-
cept for the one year during the Korean War, lived in
Lane County all the time. Sim and Ron had 5 chil-
dren; Starl y (deceased), Shauna, Renn, Vonn and
Camee. They have 1 grandchild, Vonn’s daughter,
Mariah. All the children live in the Eugene, Cottage
Grove area.
A memorial Celebration of Life will be held at
2:00 pm on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Smith-
Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel, 123 S. 7 th St., Cottage
Grove, OR. There will be time for people to share
stories and memories of Sim. In lieu of fl owers, me-
morial contributions may be made to the American
Cancer Society, 2350 Oakmont Way #200, Eugene,
OR 97401.