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Gerald R. Pitts

Posted: Friday, Apr 24th, 2015
PITTS--Gerald R. Pitts was born Oct. 17, 1927, in Tomaha, Okla.
Throu-ghout his life, Gerald was loved for his hu-mor, faith in God and service.
He had a verve for life, family and fishing.
After high school, Gerald enlisted in the Army Air Corps, which later became the Air Force. He served in personnel for 17 years and

Randal J. “Randy” Lindsay

Posted: Friday, Apr 24th, 2015
LINDSAY--Randal J. "Randy" Lindsay, 54, formerly of Florence, passed away, Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at his home in Gold Bar, Wash.
Randy was born Aug. 16, 1960, in Lebanon, Ore., to Ronald Lindsay and Veryl (Wollam) Peters.
He attended grade school in Mehama and Stayton before moving to Florence with his father in 1975, attending Siuslaw schools and graduating

Marjorie Francis

Posted: Friday, Apr 24th, 2015
FRANCIS--Marjorie Francis, 90, of Florence, passed away March 21, 2015.
Marjorie was born April 17, 1925.
She was married to Lloyd Francis and was a home maker, living in Florence for more than 40 years after moving here from Sa-lem.
She is survived by her children: Marie Severson, Ed Francis, Randy Francis (married to Cathy Francis); nine grandchildren; five

Shirley Scott

Posted: Friday, Apr 24th, 2015
SCOTT--Shirley Scott, 81, of Florence, died Feb. 27, 2015.
Shirley was the youngest of four children born to Harry and Francis Hill of Oakridge, Ore.
She married Arthur Chirrick in 1950. They divorced and she later married Lyle Scott in 1963.
Shirley was the comptroller for R.A. Chambers Construc-tion (now Chambers Construction) for 36 years before retiring in

Robert (Bob) Chastain

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 21st, 2015
CHASTAIN -- Robert (Bob) Chastain, 81, passed away peacefully on April 1, 2015, after a long battle with Alzheimers.
He was born in Kla-math Falls, moved with his family to Portland and settled in Mapleton in 1947.
He graduated from Mapleton High in 1953, and then started his life-long career in millwork.
He enjoyed spending
his free

dora M. Burnett

Posted: Friday, Apr 17th, 2015
BURNETT--Udora M. Burnett, 80, of Deadwood, passed away April 14, from complications of a massive stroke.
She was born July
16, 1934 in Placerville, Calif., to Wayne and Elizabeth Tolson.
In the 1940s, the family moved to the Deadwood area, where she attended Mapleton schools and was in the 1953 class, but did not graduate.
She later received her

Monte Bouchet

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 14th, 2015
BOUCHET--Monte Bouchet, 75, of Florence, passed away April 9, 2015.
Monte was born in Portland in 1940 to Craig and Juanita Bouchet. The family moved to Florence in the early 1940s.
Monte was in the class of 1959 at Siuslaw High School.
After serving in the U.S. Army as a sergeant, he drove a chip truck

Lee Simington

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 14th, 2015
SIMINGTON--Les Simington, 94, of Swisshome and a be-loved family man, passed away peacefully in his home April 9, 2015.
A World W ar II veteran and long-time
resident of Swisshome, Les lived a full and happy life with his surviving spouse June Simington.
Loved and adored by all that knew him, he is survived by three children:

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