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Page 2 Vcts ("'MMI INITV 1  r" - March 28, 2012 ThE NEw ERa ON TIIE ROAD CROSSWORD KEY Today's puzzle is on Page 15 SUDOKU KEY Today's puzzle is on Page 15 On the road in Taiwan The New Era went with Bill and Amy Lupoli and their boys on a trip to Taiwan to visit family. Here they are at the beginning of the only highway through the mountains from east to west in the area of the island they were visiting. From left are Bill, Amy, Rowland and Raw!ins Lupoli. L  M BBPIJIsBAiD olsl , s A m'lolollTl  D  A Ui v EL G OIIEINIDIIEI El I-I','l 3 :iiil7 1,si4 e12i8 ! ! 6 I i 5 9 4i 8, 3 ii7 I ',i 1 41 s iti i 1 'ii 2 S 7j3 4191 i 9 s ,i518 3 0i2 711! i .i [:l li713 8 2J6 li4i} { li119 6 5]7 2i8i GQI R IIIII00 liP? Call (541} 367-2135 OBITUARIES Herbert Anderson July 4, 1932 - March 23, 2012 Herbert William Anderson, 79, of Sweet Home died March 23, 2012. He was born July 4, 1932 in Murphy, N.C. to Lee S. and Inez (Cook) Anderson. Free Pregnancy Tests  367-2447 1344 Main St. Open Mon.&Wed. 12-5 1 www.possiblypregnant.org S$t tlnn Roofing, In. Over 30 years experience Free estimates Locally owned Tear-offs with no mess Hand nailed, architect & 3-tab shingles Snap-lock, Hi-rib metal & fiat roofs A workmansh p guaranteed CCB# 110950 He served in the United States Army for three years. He lived in Sweet Home for more than 40 years. Mr. Anderson was a hard- working marl. He worked for Pope and Talbot for many years and re- tired in 1976. He loved to make birdhouses. He was an outdoorsman. He loved to hunt, fish and go crabbing. He enjoyed gardening, his tractor and caring for his property. He took great care Of his cows. Mr. Anderson is survived by his wife, Sylvia; children Ray Anderson of Georgia, Larry An- derson of Georgia and Rita An- derson of Arkansas; stepchildren Julie Reynolds of Sweet Home, Sharon Minshull of Albany and Charlotte Whitesitte of Califor- nia; brothers J.T. Anderson of Georgia and Edgar Anderson of North Carolina; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, Edward Anderson; par- ents and brother, Junior Ander- son. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements. For updated information, vis- it www.sweethomefuneral.com. Karla Crowley Aug. 16, 1928 - March 22, 2012 Karla E. Crowley,83, of Sweet Home died March 22, 2012. She was born Aug. 16, 1928 to Karl Herman and Anna Auguste (Ohne-Berus) Wohvert. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements. For updated information, visit www. sweethomefuneral.com. Elva Funk April 13, 1931 - March 21, 2012 Elva Jean Funk, 80, of Sweet Home, died March 21, 2012. She was born April 13, 1931 in Sweet Home to Frank and Rita (Lundholm) Sommers. She grew up in Sweet Home and graduated from Sweet Home High School in 1949. Mrs. Funk was an active mem- ber of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where she will- ingly offered her service throughout her life. She met the love of her life, Lowell C. Funk, in 1948 and they were mar- ried for time and eternity in 1950 in the Logan, Utah temple. She dedicated her life to her hus- band, children and home. Her life and actions reflected her belief, "My Family is My Wealth." She made everyone feel of great worth. Mrs. Funk is survived by her husband, Lowell C. Funk of Sweet Home; son Rick and daughter-in- law Joan of Lebanon, son Den- nis and daughter-in-law Elaine of Sweet Home; daughter-in-law Brenda Suing of Lebanon; daugh- ter Karen Johnston and son-in-law Jim of Canyon City; son Arthur and daughter-in-law Cheryl of Sweet Home; 21 grandchildren; 32 great- grandchildren; and sister Helen Gilliland of Bend. She was preceded in death by her parents; her son Dale; daughter- in-law Sue Funk; two grandchil- Carrie Johnson JAN. 21, 1969 . MARCH 17, 2012 Carrie Mae Johnson, 43, of Sweet Home, died March 17, 2012 with her husband by her side. She was born on Jan. 21, 1969 in Albany, Oregon, and later graduated from Lebanon High School in 1987. She met her husband, Michael Johnson in 1991 in Albany. They were later married on March 18, 1994. Camping, Facebooking, reading, knitting and watching NASCAR were some of Carrie's favorite activities, along with being a wonderful cool She was a simple, direct, loving and giving woman whose primary focus in life was her family. She was often a caretaker for those she loved. She is survived by her husband and best friend Michael; two children, Olivia Johnson and David Johnson; her sister Carolyn Condit; her mother Olivia Cornell; her dad Lee Hartung; her father-in-law David Johnson and her father Dwight Rutherford. She was the first grandchild of the family, and is also survived by her great grandmother, Myrtle Carter, her grandmother Eileen Seleen as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Carrie was preceded in death by her Great Aunt Opal, her mother- in-taw Bev, and her sister-in-law Kim. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Carrie Johnson Donation Fund at Northwest Community Credit Union in Albany. Extra money from donations will go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. A Celebration of Life party will be held at the Albany Eagles Lodge at 127 Broadalbin Street between the hours of noon and four on Saturday, April 7. Homemade food will be served along with beer and soft drinks. At Carrie's retuest, dress code will be casual blue jeans and T-shirt. Online condolences for the family may be posted at www.fisherfuneralhome.com. dren, Jamie Funk and Jason Funk; and sister Viola Ford. Funeral services were held March 26 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements. Merle Goertzen Nov. 25, 1928 - March 25, 2012 Merle Otto Goertzen, 83, of Sweet Home died March 25,2012. He was born Nov. 25, 1928 on a farm south of Hampton, Neb., the first son of John B. and Katherine (Penner) Go- ertzen. He went to HamptOn and Hender- son for his education. He was also self- taught in many areas. Mr. Go- ertzen met the love of his life in the Henderson Mennonite Church. They were married 57 years be- fore Adella Lucille passed away in 2005. The Goertzens were farmers in Nebraska for many years. His love was gospel music and his cup of coffee. He never met a stranger. Mr. Goertzen is survived by his daughters, Frances Mae and her son- in-law Mike Wilson, Beverly Ann and son-in-law Les Valentine, and Sharon Kay Becker; four grandchil- dren; and eight great_granchildren. He was preceded in death by two grandchildren: JoVanna Beck- er and Robert John Valentine; and son-in-law Russ Becker. Viewing will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 28, at Sweet Home Christian Church, 1825 Long St. A funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements. See Deaths, page 3 C-; [!n g ha00f00e tu r n ,axing We handle the tougbesttax issues.  interviews with experienced ,,i electronic filing. *' Oreg Beisner, P,c. 541-367-1040. 1327 Long Street Sweet Home Next to the Sweet Home post office