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Page 2 Vc t M MI INITV - August 8, 2012 ThE NEw ON THE ROAD CROSSWORD KEY Today's puzzle is on Page 19 Down home in Illinois SUDOKU KEY Today's puzzle is on Page 19 Valley The New Era went with Don and Helen Preston of Sweet Home to the Oregon Caves National Monument and Cha- teau, where they celebrated the 60th reunion of Ddn's Illinois Valley High School graduating class. It was also the 75th anniversary of the Caves Chateau. located in the Siskiyou Mountains off Redwood Highway. Don and Helen are retired educators and Don is also retired from the ministry. Taking a trip some- where (significant)? Pack along a copy of The New Era, get a picture of yourself with the newspaper in front of a landmark, and send us a photo (good quality, please) with appropriate explana- information to The New Era, P.O. Box 39, Sweet Home, OR 97386, drop it by our office at 13t3 Ma'm St or e-mail it to news@ sweethomenews.com. We'll publish it as soon generally in the order that sub- missions arrive. Please ber in ease we to contact you. I M MA I L || RK P S || A Y I L A k 8!19362 642795 753814 964537 321948 587621 238459 176283 495176 GUl 9 nflll liP? Call (541) 367-2135 OBITUARIES David Lytle May 31, 1951 - Aug. 3, 2012 David Wade Lytle, 61, of Sweet Home died Aug. 3, 2012. He was born May 31, 1951 in Salinas, Calif. to Bill and Clarice "Vicki" (Vickroy) Lytle. In June of 1973 he married Alma Ruth Sloan, daughter of Loyd and Dorene Sloan. They were married 39 years and had two daughters. Mr. Lytle was a quiet, gentle and patient man with an inquisitive mind. His interests were large and varied, from mechanics, to gar- dening, to cooking in the kitchen with his family. He loved movies, was an avid "Star Trek" and "Iron Man" fan, but would happily sit and watch the family all4ime fa- vorite, "The Princess Bride," with his family. He loved his grandchildren fiercely, writing his grandson and babysitting his granddaughter. A loyal son and son-in-law, Mr. Ly- tie cared for his parents for many years in his home, and in the recent few years spent many happy hours with his mother-in-law, D orene. He loved his "moms" deeply, proudly. Re also loved nature. He en- joyed hunting, hiking, fishing and never ceased to be amazed at the wonder of plants growing from the earth. He loved standing at the beach at the ocean, always impressed by the magnitude and power of the universe, and reveled at his place in it. Mr. Lytle was a collector of "things," enough to drive his fam- ily crazy. His collection included marbles, video games, pens and pencils, tools, but above all, he Our staff will be busy during the Oregon Jamboree,weekend, taking hundreds of photos. Due to space restraints we are only able to publish a select few. Stop by our office to see what you are missing! We have an easy to use computer that will allow you to view all the photos, pick your favorites and have your them burned to a C.D. (or you may Opt to have them printed by our friendly staff. Stop by and see what you've been missing! *photos of performing artists are not available for purchase 1313 Main Street, Sweet Home 541.367.2135 loved books, owned hundreds, and could not bear to part with any, ex- cept as gifts. Studying, reading and speaking in public were difficult for him, but he spent time every day working to improve himself. Mr. Lytle was an observer, not only of nature, but of people. For those who knew him, their lives were full of small, tiny items that were thoughtful, and just for them. His wife called him, her "Min- ute Man." He lived in the minute he was in to the fullest. He care- fully invested his time with great patience and thoughtfulness in his family, in his home, his allotment of time here on earth. He was happy in his life and worked every day to invest in the people who were in it. His fam- ily knew without question that he loved them. Mr. Lytle is survived by his wife, Ruth of Sweet Home; his daughters, Metina Sullivan of Sweet Home and Angela Sullivan, of Las Vegas, Nev.; a sister Dar- lene Breeden, of Bend; and brother Darwin Lytle, of Portland; mother Clarice "Vicky" Lytle of Bend; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Bill Ivan Lee Lytle; granddaughter Kayla Sullivan, who died in 2000; and siblings Dana, Dennece and Darrell. A memorial service was held Aug. 7 at Sweet Home Funeral Chapel: Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements. William Myhre. Feb. 26, 1918 - July 31, 2012 William John Myhre, 94, of Sweet Home died July 31, 2012. He was born Feb. 26, 1918 in Theony, Mont. to John Albert and Mary Marie (Risser) Myhre. He lived in Whitefish, Mont. and worked for Pacific Power, re- tiring after many years. He moved to Oregon in the mid 1980s, settling in Sweet Home. He and his wife spent their winters in Yuma, Ariz. After his wife Ruth died in 1992, Mr. Myhre married Naomi on Feb. 2, 1995. She died in 2005. He was always handy. He built his first three houses in Montana. He enjoyed tinkering and keeping his yard maintained. Mr. Myhre is survived by his daughter, Jerry Royce of Bothel, Wash.; many nieces and nephews; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wives, Ruth and Naomi; sisters Alice Rueb and Lillian Brown; and brother Clarence Myhre. A graveside service was held Aug. 6 at Union Cemetery in Craw- fordsville. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrange- ments. Genevieve Rice Aug. 12, 1911 -Aug. 5, 2012 Genevieve Lila Rice, 100, of Sweet Home died Aug. 5, 2012. She was born Aug. 12, 1911 in Sweet Home to William Henry and Clara (Story) Daugherty. She was raised in Sweet Home and lived here her entire life. She enjoyed the staff and people at Wiley Creek Commu- nity for the last four years. She married James "Lynn" Rice Nov. 27, 1930. They spent the 75 years of their married life in Sweet Home. Mrs. Rice was very involved in Girl Scouts as a leader and trainer. She was also active at the Scout Council for a total of 35 years. She was a member of United Methodist Church. She loved all kinds of hand- work - crocheting, knitting, quilting, sewing and gardening. One of the projects she especially enjoyed was making teddy bears for the E.M.T.'s to give to the sick or injured children they were transporting. Mrs. Rice is survived by her children, Lila and son-in-law Bob Stepanek of Medford, Kathleen Rice of Las Vegas, Nev Jim Rice of Portland; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, James "Lynn" Rice; a brother and sister. A memorial service is planned for 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, at Sweet Home United Meth- odist Church. Private burial will be at Gilliland Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made in Mrs. Rice's name to the United Methodist Church or East Linn Museum. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements. See Deaths, page 3