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William Alexander Smith 1933-2017

William “Bill” Alexander Smith passed away Sept. 1 at his home in Coquille with his family at his side. Bill was born April 25, 1933, in Miller, Kan., to William Leroy and Gertrude (Parks) Smith. Bill’s family moved to Lakeview in 1942, settling in the Westside area. He attended both the Union and Vernon schools….

Clifford Carl Clinton Owen 1934-2017

Clifford Carl Clinton Owen passed away Aug. 27 at his favorite camping and fishing area at Odell Lake. Cliff was a fourth-generation Oregonian, born Feb. 11, 1934, in Port Orford to Leslie Louis and Ruth Eva (Hollepeter) Owen. Cliff graduated from Burns High School in 1952; served in the U.S. Marines as a Korean War…

Darrell Moffet 1937-2017

  Darrell Moffet passed away Aug. 31 in Little Rock, Ark., with his wife, Lucinda, and his oldest daughter, Sharlene, at his side. He had been ill for several months. Darrell was born Dec. 16, 1937, in Portland. He was raised in Drewsey and attended Kimball Flats School and Crane High School where he was…

William Alexander Smith 1933-2017

William “Bill” Alexander Smith passed away Sept. 1 at his home in Coquille with his family at his side. Bill was born April 25, 1933, in Miller, Kan., to William Leroy and Gertrude (Parks) Smith. Bill’s family moved to Lakeview in 1942, settling in the Westside area. He attended both the Union and Vernon schools….

Nanette “Bunny” Eydthe Winter 1955-2016

  Nanette “Bunny” Eydthe Winter, 62, passed away Sept. 28, 2016, at her home in Burns. Bunny was born June 30, 1955, in Moses Lake, Wash. She was the oldest of the children. She was a longtime resident of Harney County. She moved to Washington in 1995 where she became a school custodian for 13…

Death notice — Janet Lynn Pierce

Janet Lynn Pierce, 60, passed away Sept. 5, 2017, at her home in Burns. Janet is survived by her significant other, Gary Mentzer of Burns; children, Ron and Cassy of Ontario; and sisters, Brenda and Kathy. A service will be held at a later date this month in Ontario.

Ancil Jean Golden Reed 1923-2017

  Ancil Jean Golden Reed, 93, a former resident of Burns, passed away Aug. 30 in Seaside. Jean was born Nov. 24, 1923, in Boise, Idaho, to Harold and LaRu Smoot Golden. She was the oldest of four children. She was raised in the small town of Bruneau, Idaho. She graduated from Bruneau High School…

John (Craig) Lundberg

John (Craig) Lundberg passed away Sept. 2, 2017, at the home he shared with his long-time companion, Joan. Craig was a “Radar boy” in Burns in 1958-1960, stationed at the airbase above Burns. He loved the town, the wide open spaces, and the cowboy ways. In 1959, he married Marie Davis of Burns and became…

Death notice — Vaughn William “Bill” Burgert

Vaughn William “Bill” Burgert, 82, of Emmett, Idaho, who lived in Burns as a youth, passed away at a hospital in Boise, Idaho, on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017. Arrangements for cremation were made with the Potter Funeral Chapel of Emmett.

Ruth Mary Hoodie-Lewis 1934-2017

Ruth Mary Hoodie-Lewis, 83, passed away Aug. 7, at her home. Ruth was Northern Paiute, a full-blood enrolled member with the Burns Paiute Tribe, and a member of the Church of Living Waters. She had a solid belief in the Creator of this world. She was born March 23, 1934, near Old Camp to Jack…

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