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Horn, Sandra G. – Obituary

Sandra G. Horn, 69, of Elgin, died Feb. 20 at St. Vincent Hospital in Beaverton of cancer. Loveland Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m., Saturday at the Elgin Christian Church, 1335 Division St. in Elgin. The Rev. Steve Kirkeby will officiate. Relatives and friends are invited to a memorial luncheon and celebration of life directly following the services at the Elgin Community Center, 260 N. 10th Ave. Sandra was born Jan. 31, 1939, to Pete and Pearl Wood in Gold Beach. She graduated from Bandon High School in 1958. She worked at the Bandon cheese factory as a teenager during the summers and then at the Bandon Box Factory after graduation. Sandra married Vance R. Horn Sept. 12, 1959, in Bandon. The couple moved to Elgin in 1967 and raised two children: Jeff Horn, now of Summerville, and Debra Horn-Schram, now of Salem. Vance later died. Sandra worked at the Stella Mayfield Elementary School as a special education instructional aide for many years during the 1970s and ’80s. She had been a past member of the Union County Cowbells and belonged to the Ladies Coffee and Birthday Club in Elgin for many years. She was an avid crafter, passing many hours knitting and crocheting. She was baptized into the Catholic faith on Feb. 15, 2008, and attended mass regularly at St. Mary’s Church in Shaw and at the Providence St. Vincent Chapel while in the hospital in Beaverton. In 1982, she met Larry Gilliam of Elgin, who has been her domestic partner for 26 years. Larry and Sandra moved to The...

Comstock, Blanche Helen Lee – Obituary

A funeral Mass will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 14, 1998, in St. Anthony Catholic Church in Portland for Helen L. Comstock, who died of congestive heart failure May 12 at age 95. Mrs. Comstock was born March 19, 1903, in Bandon. Her maiden name was Lee. She was a legal secretary with Nelson and Nelson law firm for many years before retiring in 1964. She was a member of the church. She married John K. in 1929; he died in 1969. Survivors include her daughters, May Lou Swan [Mary Lou] and Barbara Delaney, both of Portland, Helen Horton of Birkenfeld and Kathleen Lintz of Santa Rosa, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Interment will be in Willamette National Cemetery. The family suggests remembrances to Portland Adventist Hospice. Arrangements are by Omega Cremation & Burial Service. The Portland Oregonian, May 1998 Contributed by: Shelli...

Rea, George Whitefield – Obituary

George Whitefield Rea was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., Oct. 7, 1839. He was early thrown upon his own responsibility by his mother’s death. When the Civil War broke out, Mr. Rea was desirous of enlisting, but as he was in the railroad service when he was needed in the transportation of troops and supplies, he was not permitted to enlist till the year 1864. He served to the end of the war and was honorably discharged. After the war Judge Rea took up the study of law, and followed that profession ever since. He first practiced in Nebraska, and in 1876 moved to Oregon, locating in Astoria, where he formed a partnership with C. W. Fulton, ex U.S. Senator, under the firm name of Rea & Fulton. Later he removed to Heppner, and some five years ago came to Coos County. Mr. Rea served as prosecuting attorney, county judge, and at the time of his death, was justice of the peace in the district comprising Bandon and vicinity. In all his dealing with his fellow men, he was just and conscientious, seeking rather the confidence of his fellowmen than high position. He led a very active life and always took a prominent part in social and political affairs. He was a kind and indulgent husband and father. When his first wife died leaving him with four children, he kept the family together, educating and caring of them until they were settled in homes of their own. About five years ago Judge Rea married Mrs. Ella Garrett who was at one time principal of the Bandon Public Schools. Mr. Rea...

Cruckshank, Sylvia Clarinda Lee – Obituary

Sylvia C. Cruckshank, 78, died Wednesday, March 12 [1975], in Myrtle Point. She was born Dec. 18, 1896 in Bandon and was a member of United First Methodist Church in Myrtle Point. She is survived by her sister, Helen Comstock of Portland; two half sisters, C. M. Lee and E. A. Lee, both of Portland; a half sister, Eva McCue of Coquille, and many nieces and nephews. Services will be Friday, March 14, at 11 a.m. at the Myrtle Point Chapel of Coos Mortuaries with the Rev. John Ulrich of the United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park in Coos Bay. The family suggests that those who wish make contributions in her name to the United Methodist Church of Myrtle Point. Contributed by: Shelli...

Lawson, Harry – Obituary

Harry Lawson, 86, of Corvallis, and a former Baker City resident, died Nov. 3, 2000, at his home. His funeral was Friday at Kings Circle Assembly of God Church. Pastor Kerry McRoberts officiated. Interment was at Twin Oaks Memorial Park in Albany. Mr. Lawson was born Feb. 18, 1914, at Bayfield, Colo., to Harry and Mary (Shoemaker) Lawson. As a teenager he moved to Oregon, where he met and married the love of his life, Grace Lucille Conn. They were married June 15, 1932, at Coquille. He worked in timber-related jobs and also did radio repair. Mr. Lawson served in the U.S. Army during World War II and also served three years in the Army Reserve. From then until his retirement he was a building contractor, working mostly with masonry. During those years he and his wife lived in Buena Vista and at Bandon. He actively participated in his local church both before and after his retirement, including Sunday school, board of deacons, teaching and in the building of new churches in both Bandon and Baker City. Mr. and Mrs. Lawson’s retirement years were spent in Redmond, Granite, Baker City and Corvallis. A special highlight of their retirement was building an A-frame cabin on 22 wooded acres near Granite, where they lived for 16 years. “Lawson Mountain” was a fun gathering place for family and friends. It also provided Mr. Lawson a place to pursue many of the things he enjoyed, such as hiking, geology, nature study, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, panning for gold and interacting with the wild birds and animals. Mr. Lawson is survived by his wife of...

Batty, Alma J. Fuller Mrs. – Obituary

Alma J. Batty, 71, of Bandon, a former Baker City resident, died Dec. 31, 2006, of natural causes. She was born on May 27, 1935, at Baker City to Fred and Teresa Fuller. She was raised and educated in Baker City and attended Eastern Oregon University at La Grande. She married Clinton Batty on Aug. 28, 1955. The couple originally lived at Madras. They had lived at Brookings from 1970 to 1979 before moving to Bandon. Mrs. Batty was employed by the Bandon School District until her retirement. She enjoyed reading, playing cards and Bible study. She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church at Coquille. Survivors include daughters, Sara Panter of Bandon and Jennifer Batty of Portland; sons, Michael Batty of Brookings and Daniel Batty of Springfield; a sister, Fern Rundall of Eugene; brothers, Bob Fuller of Delaware and John Fuller of College Park, Wash.; and nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband. Memorial contributions may be made to South Coast Hospice through Amling Schroeder Funeral Service, P.O. Box 363, Bandon, OR 97411. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, March 19, 2007 Transcribed by: Belva...

Biography of Alva Lee

Alva Lee was born at Looking Glass, Douglas County, Oregon, Jan 19, 1859, and came to Coos County in September, 1874, and settled on the North Fork of the Coquille River and moved to Bandon, Oct. 15, 1896. He has been master of several steamers, and he is a successful navigator.

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