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Oct. 18, 1951 Dec. 7, 2008 others. He has the aid of his father, Robert Donald Day; and Survivors include her ex- Curtis Don Wilkerson, 57, of Sweet Home died Dec. 7, 2008. He was born Oct. 18, 1951 in Sweet Home t0-'Robert Bervin and Rosa Lou Williams. He was a long- time resident of Sweet Home. He wrrked as a construction roofer. He once attended a Baptist church in town. Mr. Wilkerson was a good friend to anyone he met. was always willing to help and had a polite manner. All of his friends called him Kermel or Kermie. He enjoyed fishing and camping. He loved to draw. watch movies, sing and play the guitar. He collected Hot Wheels, chopper motorcycles. and Harley Davidson motorcycle models. He liked to study the Bible, play board games including chess and have good times with his friends. Mr. Wilkerson never married. He is survived by his good friend a daughter, Gloria, whose location is not known. He had lost touch with his siblings. A memorial service was held Dec. 11 at the Church of the Nazarene in Sweet Home. Donations can be made in his memory to Sweet Home Funeral Chapel. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements. Dennis Day March 24, 1940 - Dec. 11, 2008 Dennis Wayne Day, 68, of Sweet Home died Dec. 11, 2008. He was born in Rochester, N.Y., to Robert Donald and Shirley (Tinnear) Day. He grew up in Brockport, N.Y.. where, in 1970. he established his his brother, Jimmy Day. Mr. Day was a member of Local 13 Plumbers and Steamfitters Union, and the Refrigeration Service Engineers Society in Rochester, New York. He was an airline pilot/instructor in New York, where he trained Navy pilots, and was a commercial pilot in Newport News, R.I. He also worked in maintenance at Oregon State University. During his life, Mr. Day also spent time in Providence, R.I.: and Grass Valley, Calif.. before moving to Sweet Home in 1990. He was a devoted Catholic, enjoyed working with his hands, flying airplanes, building antique cars and restoring an old boat. He will be greatly loved and remembered by all of his family and friends. Mr. Day is survived by his sons. Anthony and Christopher Day of Oregon. and Gregory and Eric Day of New York: mother Shirley V. McBride; brothers James and sister-in-law Debra Day, and Robert Day; sisters Debra and brother-in-law Mark Laney, Loft and brother-in-law Robert Bryant. Pamela and brother-in-law Michael DiSanto of New York, and Carol sister Betty Jane Day. A graveside service was held Dec. 15 at Gilliland Cemetery. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements. Judith Brady Oct. 10, 1947-Dec. 6, 2008 Judith Joy Brady, 61. of Baker City, a former Sweet Home resident, died Dec. 6, 2008, at St. Elizabeth Health Services. She was born on Oct. 10, 1947 in Roseburg to Walter and Ruth Haley. She was first married to Doug Allen. She married James R. Brady Sr. on March 18, 1978. at Salem. After a divorce, they had reconnected, and Mr. Brady was with her for the two weeks prior to her death. Mrs. Brady loved to travel and especially enjoyed visiting the coast. She liked spending her time listening to music and with her grandchildren. She was a good cook and made the best food for her family and friends to enjoy. Mrs. Brady was a gardener and loved to grow flowers: she was especially proud of her roses. She had a certificate in floral design and a degree in floristry. She had done some landscaping in Florence. She was the owner and operator of the Silver Lake Shell. Auto - Home - Life - Business 1252 Main Street, Sweet Home 541-367-0468 (office) 541-990-0569 (mobile) Karyn Hartsook, khartsook@ farmersagenccom Agent husband and close friend, James Brady, Sr.: children, Dennis Allen of Eugene, Shari Allen of Florence, and Jamie Larson of Baker City; three grandchildren; and a brother. Mike Reich of Glide. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ruth and Walter Reich; sisters. Carmen Reich and Marsha Price; and an infant daughter. A private service will be scheduled later. Memorial contributions may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's disease through Gray's West & Co.. 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City, OR 97814. Claude Thomas Feb. 15, 1923 Dec. 8, 2008 Claude Artie Thomas, 85. of Sweet Home died Dec, 8, 2008. He was born in Oak Creek. Ariz., to Albert Marion and Artie Mincie (Poteet) Thomas. H e served in World War II from 1942-1945. He was honorably discharged on Dec. 8. 1945 and was awarded a Purple Heart. He moved to Remote after serving in the service and then moved to Sweet Home in 1965. He married Betty Jean on August 13. 1946 in Myrtle Creek. Oregon. Mr. Thomas was a logger most of his life and also worked in mills. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking, camping and family activities. He is survived by his wife, See Deaths, page 3