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Donald William Best May 19, 1951 – Dec. 4, 2018

Donald William Best, a resident of Creswell for 21 years, passed away at home in his sleep on Dec. 4, 2018. He was born on May 19, 1951 to Gilbert and Jeannine Deselms Best in Chico, Calif. As a child... Full story

 

Erma Katherine Burnell - Aug. 19, 1926 – Jan. 7, 2019

Erma Katherine Burnell was born Aug. 19, 1926 in Easley, Boon County, Mo. to Alva and Fannie Sapp. She was the oldest child and had two sisters and one brother. Erma married Donald Leon Anderson on Oct. 29, 1946, but divorced in 1947. They had one... Full story

 

Cecil 'Lee' Price - Dec. 29, 1953 – Dec. 27, 2018

Cecil "Lee" Price passed away on Dec. 27, 2018 at his home in Creswell after a long battle with cancer. Lee was born on Dec. 29, 1953 in Detroit, Mich. to Cecil and Maggie Price. He spent 13 years in... Full story

 

Johnny Loyd Wheeler - Aug. 24, 1945 – Dec. 26, 2018

Johnny Loyd Wheeler, 73, of Creswell, passed away peacefully with family by his side at his sister and brother-in-laws home in Creswell, Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018. Johnny was born on Aug. 24, 1945 in... Full story

 

Leota Mae Klein - Aug. 3, 1913- Dec. 24, 2018

Leota Mae Klein passed away peacefully on Dec. 24, 2018 at the age of 105. She was born in Walla Walla, Wash., on Aug. 3, 1913 to Walter K. and Anna L. Jenkins. She had a younger brother, Max, and a... Full story

 

Evangeline Mary Kelsch Bigham - June 6, 1945 – Dec. 31, 2018

Vange was born to Joseph and Ella Kelsch in Springfield on June 6, 1945. She grew up in Creswell. As a child, she picked beans in the summer and rode her bicycle down the road, which is now... Full story

 

Patricia Ann McCall - July 12, 1932 – Dec. 23, 2018

Patricia Ann McCall, 86, of Cottage Grove, passed away Dec. 23, 2018. She was born to Hobert and Ruth (Johns) Brown July 12, 1932 in Yakima, Wash. She married Benjamin K. McCall Aug. 18, 1951 in...

 

In memory of those who left us during 2018

The following people had their obituary or death notice published in The Creswell Chronicle during 2018. Jerry A. Lee – Dec. 18, 2017 John R. Clark – Dec. 20, 2017 Albert Earnest Stacks – Dec. 2...

 

Doris M. Bichsel

Doris M. Bichsel, long time resident of Creswell, passed away Nov. 6, 2018 at the age of 91. She is survived by her husband of 71 years, Edwin Bichsel, with all those years having lived in Creswell. Ed and Doris had five children: Letha Paille of...

 

Doris May Bichsel

Doris May Bichsel passed away on Nov. 6, 2018 the age of 91. Doris and her devoted husband, Edwin, were married for 71 years and resided in Creswell all their married life. They raised five children together: Letha Paille of Stayton, Molly Bedortha... Full story

 

Opal Louise Cook

Opal Louise Cook, 82, of Creswell, went home to be with the Lord on Nov. 11, 2018. Louise was born Feb. 1, 1936 in Myrtle Point. She graduated from Myrtle Point High School in 1954 and married her... Full story

 

Elaine Marek

Elaine Alden Marek, 89, of Creswell peacefully passed away at 8 p.m. on Nov. 1 from renal failure, with family at her side. She was born before dawn in Glendale, Calif., in the loving arms of her... Full story

 

William "Bill" J. Swires

William "Bill" J. Swires, 83, of Eugene died on Nov.11, 2018. He was born on April 9, 1935 in Canadian, Texas, to parents Archie and Anna (Evans) Swires. Bill served in the U.S. Army. He was a millwri... Full story

 

James Gerald Bittle

James Gerald Bittle of Cottage Grove died on Nov. 11, 2018.  He was 81. There will be a Visitation on Thursday, Nov. 15, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel in Cottage Grove. There will be a Funeral on Friday, Nov. 16, at 1:30 p.m.,... Full story

 

David Edward Williams

David Edward Williams, 79, died Oct. 27, 2018 in Idaho Falls, Idaho. He was born Aug. 8, 1939 in Yoncalla, Ore. He was the son of the late Edward and Mabel Pearce Williams. Directions to his... Full story

 

Tamara Lynn Blum

Tamara Lynn Blum, D.C., passed away on Oct. 26, 2018 from complications of peritoneal mesothelioma. She was born in Independence, Mo., on July 15, 1961, to Ronald Joseph and Carol Ann (Ridgway) Blum.... Full story

 

Carolyn Grace (Hover) Heberling

Carolyn Grace (Hover) Heberling, of Sedro-Woolley, Wash., was born on Jan. 8, 1934 in Central Point, Ore. She passed away Sept. 29, 2018 at the age of 84. Carolyn attended San Jose Bible College and... Full story

 

Gloria M. Matthews

Gloria May Matthews of Creswell passed away on Oct. 11, 2018. She was born on Aug. 7, 1936 in Eugene to William (Bill) and Hattie Adams. She was the first of four children, Glenn, Gladys and Phillis.... Full story

 

Darryl Anthony Eastland

Darryl Anthony Eastland, 74, of Creswell, was called home to heaven Oct. 12, 2018. He was was born on March 28, 1944, in San Francisco, Calif., to Charles Francis and Camille Charlotte (Young)... Full story

 

Hal Dean Lane

Hal Dean Lane, 92, of Creswell Passed away Oct. 18, 2018. Hal was born July 23, 1926, in Hatfield, Ala., to Finn and Viola (Barron) Lane. Hal graduated from Hatfield Alaska High School. He served two... Full story

 

Neva Gray

Neva Gray, 93, passed away on Oct. 6, 2018. She was an amazing, strong and adventurous woman with a loving heart. Her friendship and presence will be greatly missed. Geneva Irene Brauninger was born... Full story

 

Paul James Guynes

Paul James Guynes, of Creswell, passed away peacefully at home on Oct. 9, 2018. He was born March 5, 1950 in Oakdale, Calif. to parents Paul and Margaret (Garber) Guynes. Paul graduated from Chino... Full story

 

Craig "Craigie" Wilson

Craigie, our sweet, "gentle giant," passed suddenly at home on Sept. 14, 2018. He was born to to the late Dennis Wilson and Sandra Hanson in Springfield, Ore., on Feb. 8, 1961. He was a meat cutter... Full story

 

Curtis Benson Deatherage

Curtis Benson Deatherage, 66 of Creswell passed away Sept. 27, 2018. He was born Sept. 25, 1952, in Roseburg to Benson and Ethel (Harrison) Deatherage. Curt had recently retired after 30 years of... Full story

 

Doris Pauline Miller

Doris Pauline Miller, 96, of Cottage Grove passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Sept. 24, 2018. She was born in Orland, Calif. on May 1, 1922 to parents Matthew and Frances... Full story

 

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