Gary WaggenerGary F. Waggener of Halsey, Oregon passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, Dec. 28, 2023. He was 74. Gary was born on September 30, 1949 to Francis A. and Margaret Adeline Waggener, of Halsey, OR. Gary was a proud, lifelong resident of Halsey, where he maintained his family’s farm following the tragic loss of his parents at a young age. Gary inherited a strong work ethic from his family and family friends in the local area. He initially worked as a welder, transitioned to driving truck, where he hauled fuel for local companies in the area for many years. As he retired, he established ownership of Bond Butte Quarry. He enjoyed spending time with family, a hot cup of coffee with his good friends and neighbors. Gary also had a love for tractors, trucks, cars and hot rods. He also enjoyed attending car shows, traveling, playing pool and playing the tables. Gary is survived by his wife of 34 years, Sherry, son Gary, daughter Leeca, stepchildren Jeff, Sy, Julie, grandson Travis and Aunt Frances. He was preceded in death by his father Francis, mother Margaret Adeline, brothers Albert, and Ron. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, January 13th from 1 pm to 3 pm at the Harrisburg Christian Church, 601 Smith St, Harrisburg, Or 97446. A viewing will be held at the Murphy-Musgrove Funeral Home, 1275 Ivy St #3, Junction City, OR 97448 on Thursday, January 11th from 11 am to 4 pm. A private burial will be held at the Union Point Cemetery in Brownsville, OR.
Barbara Cronan1927-2023Barbara Anne Cronan of Eugene passed away on Wednesday, October 25, 2023 of natural causes. At the time of her passing, she was 96 years old. Barbara was born in Michigan and raised near Bloomfield Hills. She was a loving and dedicated spouse to Harry Cronan. Together they lived in Eugene, and raised four sons, while Barbara worked in various financial institutions. Barbara was a strong, and affectionate mother who generously spread her warm love and caring to everyone, including her circle of treasured friends. Although Barbara was always modest, thrifty and hardworking, she was unhesitatingly generous to her family with both her resources and her time. After working a full day, she would come home nightly and prepare hearty, homemade meals from scratch for her family. There was never a packaged, processed or fast-food meal served at her table, which she always took great pride in believing them to be nutritionally, far superior. Barbara is survived by remaining family including her sons Steve of Colorado, Michael (Lori) of Beaverton and two grandsons John and Kevin Cronan, both of Beaverton. In October of 2020, she was blessed with a great-grand son named Maddox who brought a smile to her face. Barbara’s youngest son, Paul, passed away in 2012, while son Harry Jr. passed in 2017. A funeral mass will be held at St. Jude Catholic Church, in Eugene, where she was an active member for over fifty-years including when mass was initially being held in a junior high school gym. She will be greatly missed, but many golden memories remain to warm the hearts of those who knew her. We take comfort knowing that God’s angel, Barbara is now with Him and her family. Services will be held at St Jude Catholic Church on Thursday, November 9th at 11:00). Burial will be at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Eugene following the mass.
Lloyd Poublon1923-2023Lloyd Florimond Poublon 1923 – 2023 Lloyd Florimond Poublon, 99, died in Harrisburg, Oregon on October 7, 2023. He was born in Marshall, Minnesota on December 4, 1923 to Maurice Poublon and Louisa De Busscher Poublon. He was raised in Minnesota, Nebraska, Oregon, Washington. He married Janet Bilyeu on June 9, 1943 in Halsey, Oregon. They lived in Harrisburg and were in the dairy business for 43 years and were married for 73 years. He was on the Harris Grade School Board, Harrisburg High School Board, and also on the Muddy Creek Irrigation Board. He enjoyed some traveling but he enjoyed staying at home more. He is survived by daughter Marina (Tiqui) Poublon, of Harrisburg, Oregon, sons and their spouses James and Paula Poublon of Saint Augustine, Florida, Jerry and Charette Poublon of Menifee California, and Timothy Poublon of Harrisburg, Oregon. He had two granddaughters, five grandsons, two step grandsons, and thirteen great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by wife Janet Poublon, brothers Robert and Fred Poublon and sisters, Sister Mary Maura (Leona Poublon), Yvonne Thomas, and Evelyn Riggle. He is also preceded by son-in-law Vic Tiqui, and daughter-in-law Karen Poublon.
Marjorie "Marge" KaiserMay 21, 1925-October 2, 2023 Marjorie “Marge” Cover Kaiser, age 98, long time resident of Junction City, passed away of natural causes in Hillsboro Oregon with her son Kip at her side. Marge was born in Harvey Illinois to Clyde and Pearl Cover. She had a younger sister, Delores Weaver, who preceded her in death. She attended Harvey Township High School where she met her husband Vernon Kaiser. Vern enlisted in the Navy and was stationed at an airbase in Washington State. Upon his return to Harvey, he and Marge were married on March 24, 1945. That union lasted 73 years before Vern passed away in February of 2018. In 1946 they has their first son Jim in Harvey, he passed away in November of 2018. Marge and Vern moved just outside Junction City in 1950 and ran the gas station owned by Vern’s parents. In 1952 they moved into town on Prairie Road, and had their second son Kip. Thus began many years of being the hub of the neighborhood where kids gathered and played sports and raced go carts. Kip often referred to this time as “the wonder years.” Marge worked as a cook at Central Elementary School for 19 years before going to work for the town dentist, Dr. McNeil until her retirement. In her retirement, she and Vern enjoyed many camping trips with a large group of friends. They eventually bought a fifth wheel and went south to snowbird. She loved to garden and always had many beautiful flowers in her yard. Marge was active in the United Methodist Church, was a member of the Business and Professional Women’s Organization and the Junction Booster Club. She enjoyed participating in the yearly Scandinavian Festival, and watching U of O football. Marge was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. She was a sweet and loving lady, which continued through her final days. Marge is survived by her son Kip (Terri) of Beaverton, daughter in law Caroline Kaiser, her four grandchildren, Casey, Sarah, Dawn and Jenifer, three great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 2, 2023 st 4:00 PM at the United Methodist Church in Junction City. Contributions in her name may be made to the Junction City Booster Club PO Box 101 Junction City, OR 97448 or to the Junction City Local Aid. Online donation can be made to www.junctioncitylocalaid.org/donate Arrangements entrusted to Murphy-Musgrove Funeral Home. Please access the obituary and you are invited to sign the guest book at musgroves.com.
Cynthia Nelson-Oglesby1954-2023Cynthia Nelson-Oglesby passed away on August 16th, 2023 after a long battle with COPD and low blood pressure. Cindy was born on August 4th, 1954 in Philadelphia, PA to Gordon and Thelma Nelson. Being brought up in a military family, Cindy's childhood found her living in Alabama, California, and Washington State. This wanderlust transferred over into her adult life as well, where she lived in over seven states as well as in Hong Kong. Cindy's professional life was also extremely diverse. She worked at a residential treatment center for troubled youths, flew around the world several times while working as a flight attendant for Flying Tigers, and she finished her working life as a retail manager for Habitat for Humanity here in Eugene. Cindy also liked to refer to herself as a farmerette in training, living the last 21 years of her life on the Lund Family farm 10 miles outside of Eugene. Here, along with her boyfriend Gary's help, they grew apples, pears, tomatoes, corn and anything else they possibly could. Cindy was an extremely giving person. She is survived by a multitude of friends as well as her brother, Mick Nelson and her boyfriend of 25 years, Gary Lund. A Celebration of Life Ceremony will be scheduled at a future date. in lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Habitat for Humanity.
Paul Jellison1933-2023Paul Raymond Jellison passed away August 13, 2023 in Eugene, Oregon. He was born October 25, 1933 in Shamrock, TX to Ray L. (Raymond Leroy) Jellison and May (Grogg) Jellison. Paul Married Eva Janette Gillum in Johnson, Kansas. They were married for 70 years. Paul’s family was his life and he did well by them. In Kansas he was a farmer. In Colorado he was a dairyman. In Oregon he was a Lumberman and Log Truck Driver for 32 years. He was a volunteer fireman, fly fisherman and stained glass artist. After retirement he traveled by RV to all US States, all of Canada and Northern Mexico. He developed a love for the SW United States and the scenery and warm winters of Arizona. He was an Army veteran serving in South Korea with the 8125th K9 Guard Dog Unit in 1954 & 1955. Paul is survived by a brother, James and his family, along with his four children, his wife, 10 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great granchildren. Paul you did well. It was a life well lived! Your family thanks you and loves you into the forever!
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