Funeral homes often submit obituaries as a service to the families they are assisting. However, we will be happy to accept obituaries from family members pending proper verification of the death.

Long time Curry County resident, John Bailey Mather, left our world on Sun. Aug. 11, 2019.  

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Chester (Chuck) E. Ralstin on July 1, 2019 in St. Helens, Oregon after two years of health challenges at the age of 93.

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Thomas (Tom) Henry Davis passed peacefully with his daughters by his side on July 31, 2019 in Eugene, Oregon at the age of 77.  Tom was born in Toledo, Ohio, raised in Ojai, California, but spent his last 35 years in Brookings, the place he felt most at home.

Joyce Walker, 96 of Gold Beach, passed away on Sat. Aug. 10.  A graveside service will be held on Sat. Aug 17, 2019 at 1p at the Pistol River Pioneer Center.  A potluck gather will be held following the service at the Friendship Hall in Pistol River.

Lillian Cecilia Brolin (Evans) Sciulli, 98, of Brookings, Oregon, passed away June 21, 2019 at Ocean Park Memory Care. She was born Sept. 16, 1920, in Seattle, Washington to Swedish immigrants, Oscar and Cecilia Brolin. She later moved to Long Beach, California where she met and married John…

Earl Koch, 92, passed away on March 26, 2019 surrounded by family and friends at his home in Brookings, Oregon.

Jane Ann Cuvreau was born on July 9, 1938 and passed away on April 21, 2019 at Shasta Regional Hospital in Redding, California.

Bobby H.J. Heikkila, 87, of Brookings, passed away peacefully with his wife by his side.

Charles Joseph Costello, 77 of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania passed away on July 11, 2019 in Coos Bay, Oregon.  Charles was born on May 30, 1942 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Charles and Aileen Costello.  

Debra Ann Kodesh, 59, of Brookings, passed away peacefully at home with her husband and dog by her side on July 22, 2019.  She was born on October 17, 1959, in John Day, Oregon to parents Anton and Mona Kodesh.

Josephine A. Shields passed away June 29, 2019 in Gold Beach, Oregon.  She was 79. Josephine was born on July 28, 1939 in Martinez, California.  She was one of eight children born to Ted and Violet Pilat.  

Dale was born Nov. 29, 1928 in Chehalis, Washington to Daniel Boone Coleman and Lillian (Stanley) Coleman.  He was raised in the Morton, Washington area and graduated from Morton High School. After high school he attended vocational school learning refrigeration.  In 1950, he and Jo Ann Cagl…

Dale was born Nov. 29, 1928 in Chehalis, Washington to Daniel Boone Coleman and Lillian (Stanley) Coleman.  He was raised in the Morton, Washington area and graduated from Morton High School. After high school he attended vocational school learning refrigeration.  In 1950, he and Jo Ann Cagl…

Virginia E. (Tomasso) Collis, of McLean and formerly of Brookings, passed away on Sat. July 14, 2019.  She was 93 years old. Virginia:”Gigi”, “Ginny” was born on June 3, 1926 in South Waverly, Pennsylvania, the youngest of five children of Joseph and Minnie (Cocco) Tomasso.  She graduated fr…

Mary Elizabeth Stevens passed away peacefully in her home on July 18, 2019 after a lengthy battle with cancer.  Mary was born in Nottingham England on Feb. 12, 1932 to parents Albert & Ethel Clamp.

Mary Schierman, 63, of Brookings passed away on July 5, 2019 in Gold Beach.  Mary was born on Aug. 30, 1955 to her parents, Richard and Clementine Schierman.  Mary grew up in Roseburg and moved to Brookings in 1994. Mary loved her family and friends.

Debra A. Kodesh, passed away at her residence in Brookings, Oregon on July 22th, 2019. Debra was born October 17th, 1959 in John Day, Oregon. Redwood Memorial Chapel is assisting the family.

Willard James Quackenbush passed away on July 15, 2019, of cancer.  He was born April 29, 1950. He retired from the Navy after 30 years.  He also retired from Pelican Bay State Prison.

Jay Boisseau Mosby was born Jan. 9, 1926 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Temple Houston Mosby and Lois Emily (Denney) Mosby.  Jay grew up with three brothers being raised by his Mother and Grandmother after his Father passed away at the young age of 36.  After high school, Jay enlisted in the …

We are saddened to announce the passing of our father, Jerry Edward Thomas.  He passed on June 6, in Brookings, in the home he loved.  He will be honored July 26 at 9 a.m. (sharp) at the Montana Western Veterans Cemetery, 1911 Tower St., Missoula, Montana.  A Celebration of Life will follow …

Deanna Gail Hodney passed away on June 30, 2019, surrounded by family and friends at her home in Gold Beach.  Deanna was born in Henderson, Nevada on June 20,1947 to Jack and Dorene Geiser. She moved to Gold Beach in 1963, where she completed high school and made this her home.  After gradua…

Deanna Gail Hodney passed away on June 30, 2019, surrounded by family and friends at her home in Gold Beach.  

Donald was born May 28, 1934 in Napa, California, to Martin and Anna (Dougherty) Silva and passed away on June 20, 2019 at Sutter Coast Hospital in Crescent City, California.

Jim DeArmond, of Harbor, went to meet his Lord after a valiant fight with Cancer. He was a Vietnam Vet, a member of the Elks, and rode with B.A.C.A (Bikers Against Child Abuse).

Harry C. Hall Jr., 87, of Brookings, passed away at home with his family by his side on June 8, 2019.

Michael John Thornton, age 96, died at his Folsom, California home on May 30, 2019 of natural causes. Mr. Thornton was a long time Brookings, Oregon, resident and member of the Star of the Sea Parish. He was born on Oct. 31, 1922 in Le Center, Minnesota, to Michael and Mary Thornton. He serv…

John T. Roberts, 82, of Brookings, died Monday, June 3, 2019, at Rogue Regional Medical Center in Medford. Arrangements are in care of Conger-Morris Central Point Chapel.

Judith “Judy” Paulette Hulburt, a long-time resident of Gold Beach recently located to Athol, Idaho, passed away in her home in Idaho on Sunday, May 26, 2019. Born on Dec. 20, 1939 in Kelso, Washington, she is survived by her three daughters, Kimm April Techau (Hunter), Trina Willow Roberts …

Darlene Grace Dougherty, aged 81, passed away in Edina, Minnesota on May 31, 2019. Preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, E.E. “Peat” Dougherty. She resided in Meadow Vista, California and Brookings before moving to Deephaven, Minnesota in 2015.

On the evening of April 14, Tina went to be with her heavenly father after complications with her back surgery. Her compassionate maternal and nurturing spirit was a gift that blessed all who came in contact with her. Tina was born in Gold Beach and attended school in Brookings and graduated…

Dorothy Pauline Horton, passed away peacefully at home in Brookings on May 2, 2019. She was born in Milverton, Ontario, Canada on Nov. 17, 1936. Dorothy lived a very full life. The daughter of John Elder and Lizzie McWha of Northern Ireland, she grew up in Canada and British Guiana.

A memorial service for Barbara Jean Schlenz is 2 p.m. Thursday, May 30, 2019, at Brookings Presbyterian Church at the corner of Oak and Pacific streets.

Dorothy Pauline Horton, passed away peacefully at home in Brookings, OR on May 2, 2019. She was born in Milverton, Ontario, Canada on Nov. 17, 1936. Dorothy lived a very full life. The daughter of John Elder and Lizzie McWha of Northern Ireland, she grew up in Canada and British Guiana.

Violet Lovejoy, a 42-year resident of Brookings, passed quietly while holding her daughter’s hand with a smile on her face, on May 7, 2019 at Good Samaritan. Violet was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Gus and Mildred Ninness.