Joys, Sorrows, and Well-Wishes

In your joys and sorrows, you are in our thoughts.
In your joys and sorrows, you are in our thoughts.
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Karen Jossy Lang reports that her mother Eleanor Jossy,  widow of long time Jackson County Extension Agent Earle Jossy passed away July 28th in Bend at the age of 93. Earle worked in Jackson County from 1943 to the early 1980's.  A service was held Thursday August 4th at Whispering Winds, 2920 NE Conner Avenue in Bend.  Memorials can be made to Partners in Care, 2075 NE Wyatt, Bend, OR 9 7701 or to a charity of your choice. Eleanor and Earle’s daughter, Karen, also worked for Extension for several years in Crook, Jackson, and Yamhill counties. Her address is 440 1 SW Williams Road, Powell Butte, OR 97753 and her email is k1ang@cbbmaiLcom

Thank you to Glenn Klein for submitting this information.

Marion Jane (Dubeck) Vroman, a longtime resident of the Rogue Valley passed away on May 5, 2011 at Providence Memorial Hospital with family at her side. Marion had a long career with Jackson County, Oregon State University Extension Service, lasting 42 years, from 1953 – 1995, retiring as administrative assistant. She knew nearly every orchardist, cattleman, 4-H leaders, and agents from the region. In 1995, at age 72, she was honored at the Jackson County Fair.  A memorial gathering was held Saturday, August, 2011 at the Colony Far East. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the 4-H Scholarship Fund, 569 Hanley Road, Central Point, OR 97502.

Donna Sterling passed away at age 99 in San Luis Obispo, CA. She is the widow of Robert Sterling who retired as Baker County Extension staff chair. Burial arrangements will be at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, where her husband is buried. This will be sometime in October. Jim Sterling, her son, lives at 725 Bayshore St., Martinez, CA 94553. Bob also served on the Polk County Extension staff a number of years before going to Baker County.

Don Brown passed away July 31 from complications of Parkinson's disease. Don was a much loved and well known bluegrass and classic country musician and amatuer radio operater for more than 50 years in Linn County.  He retired from CenturyTel in Lebanon after 30 years. In 1991, he & his wife, Joy Brougher Brown, OSU Lane Extension both retired and traveled, enjoying photography and making music with friends & family. Joy sends thanks for the kind & encouraging cards, letters, & e-mails sent by her Extension family.  joyeb33@gmail.com e-mails.