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Page 2 Vct.iR (.CMMI INITV ][I" " ra - November 7, 2012 T.r. New Era On THE RO00D cROsswORD KEY Today's puzzle is on Page 18 SUDOKU KEY Today's puzzle is on Page 18 High above the desert The New Era went with three local young women to Prescott, Ariz.. where they attended a camp for young adults who are interested in becoming more active in their churches. From left are Laura Grove, Emily Thompson and Carissa Swanson. Where are you going? 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- tory information to The New Era, EO. Box 39, Sweet Home, OR 97386, drop it by our office at t 3 t 3 Main St., or e-mail it to news@ sweethomenews.com. We'll publish it as soon as sible, generally the order that sub- missions arrive. Please lude a phone num- ber in case we need to contact you. I 4 8 617 2 3 " 35 9415 1 2 g 6 8 00s41T!.  I 318 5 7 8 2 3 3  2 5 1 6 4 7 3 9 E 5 1 4 el7 j GUl B flfWS liP? Call (541) 367-2135 O-BITUARIES Dana "Dink' Barrett Feb. 23, 1965- Oct. 23, 2012 Dana "Dink" Barrett, 47, of Sweet Home died Oct. 23,2012. He was born Feb. 23, 1965 in Lebanon to Ronald Maynard Barrett and Maryanne Brown. Mr. Barrett served in the Army from 1983 to 1986..He lived in Sweet Home for the last 16 years. He was a construction worker, was employed by Coun- try Coach, and worked as a tree planter. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and playing with his grandchildren. Mr. Barrett is survived by his daughters, Eva Ada-Mae Barrett, Alexis Hope Reno, and Kayla Nicole Baugus; brothers Paul Barrett and Jim Ford; sister Shannon Ford; granddaughter Jessa Grace Baugus; grandsons Kaiden and Michael Bangus; and ex-wife Laura Lee Reno. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Robert Maryon Brown; grandmother Eva Louise Brown; father Ronald Maynard Barrett; and mother Maryanne Brown. No services are planned. Paid Obituary Melvina Guthrie May 17, 1941- Nov. 1, 2012 Melvina Guthrie, 71, of Sweet Home, died Nov. 1, 2012 at Avamere Rehabilitition of Leba- non. She was born May 17, 1941 in Bennington, Okla. to Obie and Ruby (Roberson) McCann. At age 13 ahe moved to Cali- fornia with her family, settling in Santa Paula. While there, she met and later married Tom- mie R. Guthrie on Nov. 16, 1958. They lived in Santa Paula for many years, where they started their fam- ily. In 1976 they moved to Oregon, settling in Sweet Home. Mrs. Guthrie was very sup- portive in her sons' involvement in sports. She worked for many years at Phillips Industries in Stayton. She enjoyed quilting and camping. She loved spending time with her grandkids. Mrs. Guthrie is survived by her husband Tommie Guthrie of Sweet Home; sons Jerry Guthrie and daughter-in-law Maribeth of Creswell, Lonnie Guthrie of Al- bany, and Ronnie Guthrie of Sweet Home; brother Obie McCann, Jr. of Stockton, Calif.; three grandchil- dren; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, Bobby Guthrie; brothers Carl, Had, John and Randy McCa- nn; and sister Maxine Sommers. A graveside service was held Nov. 5 at the Lebanon I.O.O.E .Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contribu- tions in her memory may be made to the American Diabetes Asso- ciation or the Alzheimer's Asso- ciation, sent in care of Huston-Jost Funeral Home, 86 W. Grant St., Lebanon, OR 97355. See Deaths, page 3 Mary Jane Hodge-Guengerich October 21, 1925 - October 31, 2012 Mary Jane Hodge Guenger- ich, 87, formerly of Sweet Home, was called home by her Heavenly Father on Oct. 31. Mary Jane served our Lord through her work with the Sun City West Baptist Church in Sun City West, Ariz. and 49 years of teaching Sunday School and other church organizations at the EUB Church in Foster. She lwas also a lifetime merriber of the Eastern Star, where she served as Worthy Matron multiple times; Ameri- can Legion and the Women's Auxiliary of the VFW in the Sweet Home, OR chapters. She also served at the voting booth. Mary Jane retired as Post Master after 23 years working at the Foster Post Office. She also kept books for her husband's log truck business. After she retired she continued working at Cor- nets in Lebanon and in Good- year, Ariz, and Bob's Variety Store in Sun City West, Ariz. Mary Jane lived on Wiley Creek for 50 years and moved to Arizona in 1994 to be closer to family. In 1995 Mary Jane married Delmar P. Guengerich of Sun City, Ariz., where they lived till her illness in Decem- ber of 2009, which required her to have extensive care. For the last three years, Mary Jane lived in the Avondale Assisted Living Home, where she passed quietly at the age of 87 to join Robert on his birth- day. Mary Jane was a strong- willed, warm and loving wom- an who gave anyone she met a smile and friendly conversa- tion. Her physical presence will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her, but her memory and spirit will live on. Mary Jane leaves behind her oldest son, Robert C. Hodge Jr. and his wife, Mary Opal of Goodyear, Ariz.; daughter Lenora Ann (Hodge) Merkey and her husband, John of Quitman, Texas; daughter-in-law Karen Hodge; eight grandchildren, Trisha (Hodge) Frank of New River, Ariz, wife of Dale Hodge (deceased), Rhonda (Shield) Hodge of Avondale, Ariz; James Robert Hodge, of Oregon; Shan- non Dale Richter, of Denton, Texas; Christopher Allen Rich- ter and wife, Jennifer (Baker) of Prosper, Texas; Bradley Jay Hodge and wife, Tonya (Badger) of Winnemucca, Nev., Susan (Hodge) Borresch and husband Chad of Elko, Nev. and Mary Ann (Richter) Teague and hus- band, Christopher of Houston, Texas; 16 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and sister Helen (Lofflin) Teas- ley of Cheyenne, Wyo. She was preceded in death by her first husband, of 49 years, Robert C Hodge Sr.; son, Don- ald L. Hodge; grandson, Dale Robert Hodge; sister, Florance Ramsey; mother, Melba (Bunn) Monpleasure; and father, Frank- lin Lofflin. A graveside service will be 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at Lewis Cemetery located just above the Foster Reservoir on North River Drive east of Sweet Home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer Association, www.alz.org in honor of Mary Jane Hodge- Guengerich. Sweet Home Funeral Cha- pel is handling the arrange- ments. Paid Obituary