Elsie Calicott1939-2024Elsie “Marie” Calicott, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully at Evergreen Memory Care on Feb 16, 2024, resulting from dementia and a stroke.She was born August 25, 1939, in Mill City, OR to Gerald and Elsie Hutchinson. She was the youngest of 7 children.She married William Calicott on Sept 21, 1955, in Salem, OR. They moved to Eugene in 1957, then to Springfield in 1960. She loved Jesus and sharing His message.She was a wonderful mother to three sons. She enjoyed being a homemaker, her family, studying the bible and bible prophesy, listening to southern gospel music, her massive vegetable garden, quilting, embroidery, felt crafts, and camping.She is survived by her sons, Randy (Jeanene), Rick (Galeen), Roger (Joy), 7 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.She was predeceased by her husband, Bill, daughter in law, Julie, and all her siblings.Services will be held at Springfield Memorial Gardens on Feb. 29, 2024 at 1:00 viewing, service at 2:00
Philip Goddard1933-2024Philip Lee GoddardSeptember 29, 1933 ~ February 1, 2024 Philip was born to Hazel and Frank Goddard, in Dever, Oregon.He completed the eighth grade in Cottage Grove, before going to work to help support the family. He was drafted into the US Army in 1953 and served his country fighting in the Korean War. He met and married the love of his life, Carrol in March of 1955. They were blessed with three children. Philip worked in the mills for forty-two years before he retired. Carrol proceeded him in death in 2009. They were married fifty-five years. Philip loved life and being around people, always laughing and having fun. He loved working in his yard. He is survived by his son, Gary; daughter, Debra, and his grandsons Michael and Ryan.You may pay your respects, during Philip’s viewing on Friday, February 16, 2024 at noon, and join his family for his funeral with military honors at 1 pm, at Springfield Memorial Funeral Home, with committal to follow.
Richard Rice1929-2024Richard Eric Rice went home to be with our Lord Jesus Christ on January 14th, 2024. He was 94 years old. He was born in Salt Lake City, Utah to parents Sadie (Sarah) Amelia Rice and Charles Arther Rice Sr. on March 19, 1929. Richard is preceded in death by his loving wife Peggy, his parents and siblings Arthur, Robert (Bob) and Elsie. Richard had three children, Cindi (Paul) Gilchrist, Jeffery (Sandra) Rice, and Kathleen (Howard) Smith. He had nine grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren. As a youth he moved with his family to Eugene where he attended high school. In 1947 he joined the Navy and was stationed at Adak Island, Alaska. While in the Navy he was encouraged to go to business school when discharged. After his Navy commitment, Richard returned to Eugene. He attended Eugene Business College learning accounting while working for First National Bank of Oregon where he met Peggy. They married in 1953 and moved to Grants Pass where he worked for an accounting firm. Not long after, he moved back to Eugene to take a job with another firm. In 1963 he and his friend Dave Roth decided to purchase their own accounting business. Roth and Rice, CPA’s was soon born until 1982 when they merged with another firm, and became Jones and Roth, CPA’s. Richard was a giver of his time. He volunteered countless hours to the Santa Clara Fire District, was treasurer of his church, and was President of the Springfield Chapter of Kiwanis International. He also was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels for a number of years. He was a humble and gracious man. He especially enjoyed his family with gatherings at home or at the family beach house. Most importantly he loved Jesus. He read his bible daily and attended Bible Study Fellowship. Richard will be missed; he lived a life exemplary to all.
Jeanne Xiarhos1947-2024In Loving Memory of Jeanne Ann Xiarhos October 29, 1947 - January 10, 2024 Jeanne Ann Xiarhos, a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and pillar of her community, passed away on January 10, 2024, leaving behind a legacy of love, strength, and cherished memories. Jeanne was born on October 29, 1947, in Baker, Oregon. Her journey through life led her to various places, including Watsonville, CA, San Jose, CA, and Bend, OR. However, it was in Springfield, Oregon, that she found her true home. Jeanne, the youngest among three siblings, was born to Keith and June Donahue. She shared a special bond with her brother, Jim Donahue, and sister, Kathie Hoffman. Jeanne was the devoted wife of James Xiarhos, and together they shared 56 remarkable years, having been united in marriage for 52 of them. Their enduring love was a testament to commitment, partnership, and the joy found in a lifetime of shared experiences. As a loving mother, Jeanne leaves behind a lasting impact on her son and two step daughters Bill, Diamond, and JoEvelyn. She embraced her role as a mother and step mother with grace, guiding her children with wisdom, compassion, and unwavering support. Jeanne's legacy extends to her 14 grandchildren, soon-to-be 13 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren, a testament to the rich tapestry of family that she cultivated. She took great pride in her diverse heritage, which included Irish, German, as well as honorary Mexican, and Greek roots. Her family was a reflection of the beautiful mosaic of cultures and traditions she cherished. In addition to her immediate family, Jeanne was an honorary member of the extended family of Pat and Warren Lopez of San Jose, California, further illustrating the depth of connections she forged and the warmth she brought to those around her. Professionally, Jeanne and her husband James were proud co-owners of Original Joe's on Willamette St. in Eugene until 1985. They also owned Angelino’s on Centennial Blvd in Springfield from 1985 to 1996. For more than 42 years, Jeanne dedicated herself to a distinguished career as a Tax Consultant and Enrolled Agent at Business Service Company of Eugene. Jeanne consistently looked forward to the challenge of each upcoming tax season, embracing it with enthusiasm and a determination to provide the best service to her clients. With an adventurous spirit, Jeanne traversed the wonders of Greece, Turkey, Canada, the UK, and diverse regions across the United States. For 15 years, she, along with her husband James, immersed themselves in the beauty of Greece every summer, creating cherished memories and deepening their connection with their family there. Jeanne's marriage into her Greek family held a special place in her heart, making her an integral part of their lives. The enchanting experiences and vibrant moments in Greece became a significant chapter in Jeanne's life. Approaching life with an open heart, she eagerly embraced diverse cultures and experiences that profoundly enriched her understanding of the world. Jeanne found immense joy and fulfillment in her main hobby – being a fierce grandma and a loyal friend. Embracing the role of a grandmother kept her wonderfully busy as she delighted in taking her grandchildren on various adventures and creating cherished memories with them. Whether it was picking them up from school, cheering at sports games, attending their performances, or taking them to lunch, Jeanne made it a point to show up for her grandkids. Beyond her family, Jeanne cherished the bond of friendship, engaging in weekly brunches with her friends that brought joy and laughter. Her innate ability to offer support and guidance made her a trusted confidante, as she helped others solve their problems, leaving a lasting impact on the lives she touched. Jeanne took immense pride in her matriarchal duties, embodying the essence of warmth and familial love. Her dedication shone through as she meticulously orchestrated and hosted memorable birthdays and holidays for her family. With a keen eye for detail and a heart full of love, she curated each celebration to perfection, ensuring that every moment was infused with joy and cherished memories. Jeanne loved cooking for her family. She not only made tasty dishes but also added a personal touch to each meal. Her kitchen became a hub of aromas, laughter, and shared moments, where the simple act of enjoying a meal together became a celebration in itself. Jeanne's most remembered wise words, "Mind over matter," resonated with the resilience she embodied. Additionally, she cherished the simple yet profound belief that "family is family," emphasizing the enduring bonds and unconditional love that defined her outlook on life. She was the matriarch of the combined Xiarhos, de la O, Cartwright, and Martinez families, providing a strong and nurturing presence that will be deeply missed. Jeanne Ann Xiarhos will be dearly missed but forever remembered as a woman of strength, kindness, and boundless love. Her infectious laughter and warm smile will be remembered by all who had the privilege of knowing her. May she rest in peace, surrounded by the warmth of the memories she created and the love she shared with those fortunate enough to be a part of her life.
Alva Good1936-2024Alva Clyde Good passed away at home on New Year’s Day, January 1st, 2024, at the age of 87. He was the eldest son of Glen & Era Good, born on October 28, 1936, in Eugene Oregon. Alva grew up in Fall Creek Oregon where he attended school and graduated from Lowell High School in 1954. Following high school, he attended Northwest Christian College and the University of Oregon. He then joined and served in the Air Force for several years. After the military he gained an interest in the fire protection industry, which he worked in for the last 50 years. Early in his career he owned his own fire extinguisher company in Washington and then worked in Arizona and on special assignments in Canada. He finally settled and worked in Lane County Oregon, where he was a member of ORFED, helping to write Oregon Fire Codes. As a culmination of his work, he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018 by the Oregon Fire Equipment Distributors. His wife has been known to say that he ate and slept fire extinguishers. Alva also had quite a passion for trains. He loved to ride them and belonged to a model railroad club. He was very knowledgeable and could tell you almost anything concerning trains. Alva and his wife Shirley were married on December 26, 1987, and although it was both their 3rd marriages, they say that the 3rd time's the charm. Alva is preceded in death by his parents Glen and Era, and his stepson Randy. He is survived by his wife of 36 years Shirley, His brother William & wife Mary. His 3 children, son Kyle, son Daniel, daughter Lesliann, stepdaughter Shelley, 5 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and nephews and nieces. Services will be held at Jasper Christian Church, 36852 Hills Creek Road, Jasper OR 97438 on Saturday, January 27, 2024, at 12 pm. A luncheon reception will follow.
Angel Navarro-Rubio1978-2024On Monday January 1st of 2024, Angel Navarro-Rubio (preferred name Angel Aitken) passed away unexpectedly at the age of 45. She was predeceased by her mother Christina Kirk Lanham and her little brother Richard Lanham. Angel was born to Christina and Richard Lanham at McKenzie Willamette hospital in Springfield Oregon. She is survived by her father Richard, step mother Christiana Lanham, brothers Joey Kirk, Steven Lanham, and Terry lavassaur. As well as her Daughter Amada Navarro and grandchildren Leticia, Angel, Elysian, Maelynn Navarro. Her significant other Steven Aitken and his son Steven Lee Aitken. As well as so many other family members and friends. Angel resided in the lane county area for many years. She enjoyed the cottage Grove and Willamette speedway very much. Always full of excitement upon arrival of the races. She wore her heart on her sleeves, and was always there for anyone who needed her. Angel loved others unconditionally. Loyalty was one of the many beautiful qualities she had..
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