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Betty Willits Denker

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 29th, 2014
DENKER--Betty Willits Denker, 86, of Florence, passed away peacefully in her home with her loving husband of 47 years, Burchard John Denker, by her side on July 19, 2014.
Betty was born March 12, 1928, in Long Beach, Calif., to Edward and Agnes Willits. She graduated from Methodist Hospital School of Nursing at the age of 21.
She raised
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Howard “Western” Childs

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 29th, 2014
CHILDS--Howard "Western" Childs, 76, of Florence, passed away Thursday, July 24, 2014.
Howard was born May 15, 1926, in Arkon, Ohio.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce Childs; daughters Diane Scott and Donna Riggs; and son-in-law Bob Riggs; and brother Jim, all of Florence, in addition to numerous grandchildren, nieces, nephews and great-grandchildren.
Howard was preceaded in death
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Diane G. Geiss

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 29th, 2014
GEISS--Diane G. Geiss, passed away July 26, 2014.
She was born and raised in Oakland, Calif., and lived in San Leandro for 20 years., She worked at Mothers Cookies in Oakland for 30 years.
Diane moved to Florence in 1995 and lived here until her passing.
She was a loving wife and mother who enjoyed traveling different states and seeing
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Mary Florence (Wilbur) Knowlson

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 29th, 2014
KNOWLSON--Mary Florence (Wilbur) Knowlson, 94, of Deadwood, passed away July 22, 2014.
Mary Florence was born in Eugene, Ore., in 1920, and was a long-time resident of Deadwood. After graduating from Triangle Lake High School in 1937, Mary Florence attended Emmanuel Nursing School in Portland, Ore., and upon graduation began working at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eugene.
During World War
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Mary F. Knowlson

Posted: Friday, Jul 25th, 2014
KNOWLSON--Mary F. Knowlson, 94, of Deadwood, passed away July 22, 2014.
Burns's Riverside Chapel Florence Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Betty Denker

Posted: Friday, Jul 25th, 2014
DENKER--Betty Denker, 86, of Florence, passed away July 19, 2014.
Burns's Riverside Chapel Florence Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Howard W. Childs Jr.

Posted: Friday, Jul 25th, 2014
CHILDS--Howard W. Childs Jr., 88, of Florence, passed away July 24, 2014.
Burns's Riverside Chapel Florence Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Thomas V. Book

Posted: Friday, Jul 25th, 2014
BOOK--Thomas V. Book, 73, of Florence, passed away July 22, 2014.
Burns's Riverside Chapel Florence Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Wilbur Sellgren

Posted: Friday, Jul 25th, 2014
SELLGREN--Wilbur Sellgren, 80, of Florence, passed away July 23, 2014.
Burns's Riverside Chapel Florence Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements
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Marvel May LaRue

Posted: Friday, Jul 25th, 2014
LARUE--Marvel May LaRue, 94, of Florence, passed away quietly in her home July 17, 2014.
She was born Jan. 18, 1920, in Canyon-ville, Ore., to Clyde and Della Applegate. She was a great-granddaughter to Jesse Applegate, the pioneer explorer of the Applegate Trail.
Marvel had a long and eventful life; she lived through the Great Depression, the Second World
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Paul M. Burnett

Posted: Friday, Jul 18th, 2014
BURNETT--Paul M. Burnett, 90, of Yachats, passed away July 15, 2014.
At his request, private cremational rites were held.
Burns's Riverside Chapel Florence Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
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Jean Marjorie Smart

Posted: Friday, Jul 18th, 2014
SMART--Jean Marjorie Smart, 91, passed away at home of age-related causes on June 25, 2014.
Jean was born in Oakland, Calif., on June 29, 1922, the oldest child and only daughter of Guy Oren Dyke and Lotta Taylor Dyke.
She attended schools in Oakland, where she met the love of her life, Bertram Smart, at church when she was 17
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