Norman G. Misek

April 8, 1939 – October 2, 2017

Norman G. Misek, 78, of Jacksonville, passed away Sunday, October 2, 2017 after losing his battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born April 8, 1939 to George and Donnis Misek in Friend, Nebraska. He moved to Oregon when he was 16, and graduated from Crater High School in 1957.

Norman […]

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Maya Rose

On September 3, 1992, Alison Magallon gave birth to an extraordinary baby girl, Maya Rose. Born in a fierce hurricane, she was always full of passion, extreme emotion and vibrant energy. She was a daughter, guardian, and a graceful leader for her siblings and animals.

She grew up in Jacksonville, attended Jacksonville Elementary, Mcloughlin Middle and […]

By | November 14th, 2017|Obituaries|2 Comments

Joel Jesse Elias

May 1, 1925 – July 21, 2017

Joel Jesse Elias passed away peacefully on July 21, 2017 at his home in Kensington, California surrounded by his loving family. He was 92.

Joel is preceded in death by his parents and by his beloved wife of 63 years, JoAnne Mitchell Elias. He is survived […]

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Frederick Allen von Tress

January 29, 1941 – October 22, 2017

On the last Saturday of October in 2000, Frederick Allen von Tress relocated to Jacksonville with his wife, Cheryl. They arrived on a misty day and began a 17-year journey into the most pleasurable years of their married life. Fred passed away on October 22, 2017, following a 16-year […]

By | October 26th, 2017|Obituaries|1 Comment

Laima Ann Flynn

April 11, 1946 – June 29, 2017

Laima Ann Flynn, Beloved Grandmother, Mother, Wife and Friend died peacefully at her Jacksonville, OR home on June 29, 2017 at the age of 71. During her final weeks, her family, by her side, lovingly attended to her during her time of transition until her passing.

“Laima” in her native […]

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Linda Kay Bush

June 7, 1942-May 26, 2017

Linda Kay Bush, age 74, of Jacksonville, passed away in Salem, Oregon on May 26, 2017 from the progression of Alzheimer’s. Linda was born in Grants Pass to Kay (Knox) and Martin Hillman, on June 7, 1942. She graduated from Grants Pass High School class of 1960. She was a fifth-generation […]

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Clifford Lee


On Monday, December 5, Clifford Lee passed away just a few weeks short of his 83rd birthday. Clifford was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. In the early 1950s he served as a US Navy Hospital Corpsman and traveled the world. After working briefly at a downtown San Francisco bank, he joined […]

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JoAnne Mitchell Elias

Born February 24, 1926 JoAnne Mitchell Elias passed away peacefully on October 5, 2016 at her home in Kensington, California at the age of 90. She is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Joel Elias; her devoted children Nathan, Paul, Annie, and Edy; her ten adoring grandchildren—Jesse, Joel, Eli, Lydia, Maia, Mitch, Davey, […]

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John H. Gorham

John H. Gorham, 86, passed away Wednesday, June 29, 2016. John was a long time resident of Jacksonville and though you may not have known his name, you most likely saw him with a little dog in his bike basket, as he happily rode around town.

John wore (and collected) many hats […]

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Dee Moore

On Sunday, June 26, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. Dee Moore passed away.

Dee will be missed by her friends and family.  She was cared for in the last few weeks by her son Steven, family friend Dianne Helmer, and cousin Penni Viets.  Dee only briefly outlived her cherished husband, Ron, who passed in January of this […]

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John T. Venard

John T. Venard, 78, died in his Jacksonville home with his family by his side on May 11, 2016. John carefully managed his pulmonary disease for 10 years, determined to live to the fullest. Born on July 10, 1937 in Indianapolis, Indiana, John was the older child of Hattie and Thomas D. Venard, and grew […]

By | May 14th, 2016|Obituaries|1 Comment

Dale Standish Barnes

Dale Barnes passed away peacefully Monday, April 25, 2016 at the home of his brother in West Springfield, Mass. He was born February 3, 1953 to David and Alice Barnes at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida.

Dale was a retired chef, having graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y. He began […]

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Celebration of Life Service for Ron Moore

Please plan on joining the family and friends of Ron Moore for a celebration of his life and his many contributions to the community. The service will take place on Sunday, May 22, 2016 from noon until 2:00pm in the Naversen Room at the Jacksonville Library. In addition to speakers from various organizations that Ron […]

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Ronald W. Moore

On January 17, 2016 at 2:20pm, Jacksonville lost an artist whose instrument was a camera.

Ronald W. Moore passed away at home, surrounded by his loving family—his wife of 58 years, Dee; son Steven, cousin Penni Viets, and dear family friend, Dianne Helmer. Ron was well-known and admired for his insightful black and white photographs of […]

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Ida Lindsey Clearwater – Psi Tua“Little Bird”

Ida Clearwater was born in 1916, to Harris and Emma Lindsey, near Texanna in the Canadian District of the Cherokee Nation in Oklahoma. When Ida was four years old, the family moved to Burkburnett, Texas, an oil boomtown. It was there where she met her paternal great-grandmother, Mary Ann Riley and her maternal grandmother Mary […]

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James Warren Oakes

Jim was born on December 12, 1941 to Grant Wilson and Hazel Audrey Oakes in Chicago, IL. and died on December 26, 2015. He completed the family, which included his brother, Grant, and sister, Marilyn. When he was 12 the family moved to Southern California where he graduated from Santa Ana High School in 1959. […]

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John Haskell Lichtenwalner

A Pacific Northwest artist, John Haskell Lichtenwalner, 94, of Jacksonville Oregon, passed away peacefully early on January 4, 2016 at Providence Hospital in Medford, Oregon, after a brief illness. His family and his good Augustinian friend Father Jim Clifford were with him, and his wife Francie held his hand throughout his last hours. He is […]

By | January 12th, 2016|Obituaries|1 Comment

Bruce Gilbert Hough

Reprinted from Mail Tribune, November 24, 2015

July 30, 1945 – November 16, 2015

Bruce Gilbert Hough, of Jacksonville Ore. passed away at home, November 16, 2015. Bruce lived a rich and rewarding life surrounded by people he loved and who loved him. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, and uncle. He is survived […]

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Lawrance (Ted) Schultz

Lawrance (Ted) Schultz died peacefully at home in Jacksonville, Oregon on October 15, 2015, at the age of 89. He was born on September 24, 1926 to Wilbur and Ethel Eastman Schultz in Santa Cruz, California.

Ted grew up surfing and was a charter member of the Santa Cruz Surfing Club. He graduated from Santa Cruz […]

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Zola Henstreet-Davis

Zola Nellie Hemstreet-Davis was born on November 7, 1917 and passed away November, 8, 2015, a day after her 98th birthday. She was born in Portland, Oregon and lived most of her life in Costa Mesa and Avila Beach, California, and thirty-five years ago retired to Jacksonville, Oregon.

She is survived by four children; Thomas, Evan, […]

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William “Bill” Gerhard Schoneberger

Bill left this world peacefully October 25, 2015 to spend eternity with the love of his life, Karla Lynn Schoneberger, who passed away in 2010. A longtime resident of Jacksonville and Central Point, Bill would often be seen driving his big International truck through town while waving to all who knew him. Bill loved the […]

By | December 1st, 2015|Obituaries|1 Comment

Wesley Lyal Hartman

Wesley Lyal Hartman, age 58, passed away at his home in Jacksonville, Oregon on October 25, 2015, ending a fourteen month struggle with glioblastoma brain cancer. Wes was born on July 21, 1957 in Grangeville, Idaho to Homer and Dolly Hartman, joining siblings Stephen and Sally. As a child he moved several times until Homer […]

By | December 1st, 2015|Obituaries|1 Comment

Patricia Rennie Dahl

Jacksonville lost one of its most devoted citizens on October 25, 2015. Patricia “Pat” Dahl passed away peacefully at her home. Pat was a close friend to many and will be deeply missed. She gave such unselfish volunteer time with many community organizations, committees, and activities. She was dedicated to the preservation of Jacksonville’s history […]

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Evelyn Howard-Mayersky

Evelyn Howard-Mayersky passed away peacefully after a series of illnesses on the evening of 24 September 2015. She was able to communicate to family present that she loved them. It was a pleasure to experience the love and friendship of Evelyn who exuded a true zest for life. Growing up in Scotland, she never forgot […]

By | September 25th, 2015|Now, Obituaries|1 Comment

Beloved John Braislin Passes Away

We are sad to report that John Braislin passed away early this morning, May 16, 2015.  John had a long career in the entertainment industry, primarily in TV.  In addition to folk singer, he was a camera man, a director, and a producer.  Enjoy this 2006 piece on him by Carolyn Kingsnorth.

From the January 2006 […]

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Funeral Service for Fred Schatz is April 29, 2015

A funeral service for Jacksonville resident and former city councilor Fred Schatz is scheduled for 11:00am Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at the Jacksonville Cemetery. A gathering will follow at the Historic First Presbyterian Church of Jacksonville at 405 E California Street.

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In Memory of Lawrence “Lawr” Hugo

Jacksonville has lost another friend with the passing of Lawrence Hugo, known better as “Lawr.” Lawr passed away on April 4, surrounded by family. Enjoy this piece written on his life and artwork from the Review archives.

Jacksonville Review¸ July 2007

Back to Simpler Things

by Carolyn Kingsnorth

“Trying to get back to simpler things—that’s what my art is […]

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Artist Elaine Witteveen Passes Away at 98

Longtime Jacksonville resident and artist Elaine Witteveen passed away peacefully in her sleep at her home on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at the age of 98.

Elaine was born and raised in Chicago and attended the Art Institute of Chicago. In 1946, she relocated to Jacksonville where she worked as an artist from her home studio […]

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Mary the “Worm Lady” Passes On

Mary Lillian Probert, affectionately known by all as the “Worm Lady,” passed away on January 10th at the age of 85. Mary, a longtime town resident, was preceded in death by her mother, Katie Lillian “Lil” Kezer,” also a longtime resident of Jacksonville. Mary and “Lil” were best known for the sale of their worms […]

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