Obituaries for week of 4-9-03
Madras resident Evelyn Edgmon died April 6, at the age of 86. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, April 11, at Bel-Colonial Funeral Home. A full obituary will appear in next week's Pioneer.
Metolius resident Marjorie Lucille (Thomas) Thornton Eidemiller died April 3, 2003, at Jericho Adult Foster Care at the age of 78.
Mrs. Eidemiller was born Jan. 23, 1925, in Waldron, Ore., to parents Oscar and Mary Thomas. She grew up in the area and later owned several businesses here, including the Circle of Beauty salon in Metolius. She also had worked at Deschutes Valley Water, and cleaned houses.
On Aug. 23, 1969, she married Glenn Eidemiller in Madras. She was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Madras, the Rebekah Lodge, Mud Springs Grange, and the Jefferson County Pioneer Association. At one time she was also a member of the Go and Sew Club.
She was known as an excellent seamstress and her special interests included knitting, crafts, and sewing. She was somewhat adventurous and also enjoyed traveling.
Survivors included her husband, Glenn Eidemiller of Metolius; daughter, Nola McLennon of Madras; son, Kevin Eidemiller of Madras; step-daughters, Peggy Clark of Carson City, Nev., and Deeta Taylor of Reno, Nev.; half-sisters, Betty Cook of Colorado and Jean Kalland of Florida; half-brother, David Thomas (town unknown); nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Ward Thornton; and son, Glenn.
A funeral service was held April 8, at the First Baptist Church in Madras. A private family disposition was held at Mt. Jefferson Memorial Park. Memorial contributions have been suggested to the First Baptist Church, Mountain View Hospice, or the Jericho Adult Foster Care Home. Arrangements were under the direction of Bel-Air Colonial Funeral Home of Madras.
Culver resident Debra Lynn Herringshaw died at her home March 29, 2003, at the age of 44.
Ms. Herringshaw was born March 3, 1959, in Prineville to parents Dale and Phyllis (Grant) Herringshaw. She graduated from Culver High School in 1977 and lived there all her life, except for 11 years spent in the Salem-Albany area.
She was employed as a seed broker for Lesco Corporation, and was a former member of the Culver Christian Church.
Survivors include her parents, Dale and Phyllis Herringshaw of Culver; sister and brother-in-law, Dr. David and Melody Bruce of Enterprise; nieces, Crystal and Heather Bruce of Enterprise; grandmother, Ruth Grant of Madras; and aunt and uncle, Gary and Darlene Dinkel of Culver.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, April 11, at the Culver Christian Church. A private family final disposition will be held.
Memorial contributions have been suggested to the Anorexia Society or to the Culver High School Athletics fund. Arrangements were under the direction of Bel-Air Colonial Funeral Home of Madras.
Denver Law died March 30th on the eve of his 87th birthday at the Veteran's Home in The Dalles. No service will be held.
Mr. Law was born in 1916 at Caldwell, Idaho, to Dave and Pearl (Green) Law. As a child he moved with his family to Culver, later returning with them to Wilder, Idaho, where he graduated from Wilder High School in 1934. He married Beatrice Schofield in 1943. He served in World War II as a medic and was at the D-Day landing at Omaha Beach.
Following the War he returned to Culver and farmed until he moved his family to Milwaukie, where he worked until his retirement. He and his wife later moved to Apache, Junction, Ariz.
Survivors include sons John of Bay City, Ore., Tom, and Mark of Portland, and Lance of Kennewick, Wash.; and three grandchildren. He is also survived by a sister, Gladys Law Bishop of Redmond.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Bea, and three brothers, Orville, Paul, and Dave,Jr.