For immediate assistance, 24 hours a day when a death has occurred,
call Rest-Haven at (541) 345-8521
Entrusted with providing care and memorialization for the Lane County community since 1929.
Whether pre-planning for yourself or making final arrangements for a loved, we offer a variety of services to fit your needs
The memorial park grounds and mausoleum are open 9am-5pm daily.
To offer the best experience to the families we serve, the funeral home and cemetery office is open weekdays by appointment only.
Funeral services and appointments are currently offered weekdays only between 10am and 4pm.
Nov. 6, 1943 - Nov. 15, 2023
Wade Allen Minor passed away of cardiac failure after a brief illness. He was born in Tulsa, OK to Jesse and Margaret Minor. The family moved to Oregon when he was a youngster.
Wade graduated from South Eugene Highschool in 1961. That same year he began working for Southern Pacific, following in his father’s and grandfather’s footsteps, becoming a Locomotive Engineer. A career that he loved for more than 45 years.
In 1986 he married Twila Rodgers McKelvey, owner of the former Prescription Shop Pharmacy. They lived a contented life in South Eugene with their dogs until her passing in 2008. He accepted her children and grandchildren as if they were his own.
Wade is survived by his daughters: Molly Arnold Madden of Eugene, OR and Amy Butler of Vale, OR. His son Jeffrey Arnold of Alexandria, VA preceded him in death in 2012. He is also survived by his sister Carole Hillabrant of Eugene, and nephew Allen Wexler of India. He has six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
Mr. Minor requested no memorial services, in lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in his name to:
Greenhill Humane Society
88530 Greenhill Road
Eugene, OR 97402
Jan. 20, 1937 - Nov. 12, 2023
Mel Clark passed peacefully at home at the age of 86. He was the youngest of seven children born to Elma and Merle Clark in Bend, OR. The family later moved to Burns, OR where Mel graduated from Burns High School, excelling in academics and sports.
After graduation he joined the US Navy serving as an electricians mate aboard the USS Montrose. Upon discharge, Mel returned to Burns where he married Sharon (Sherry) Lawrence in 1957.
Mel operated the Flying Ace Hotel and Service Station in Burns before moving the family to Eugene, OR in the 1960's. Mel worked as a delivery driver, then service technician through his 23 year career with Willamette Beverage Co where he retired from in 1998.
A devoted family man, Mel enjoyed attending his children's, and later, Grandchildren's activities. He was an avid Oregon Duck fan.
Mel is preceded in death by his wife in 2020. He is survived by his sister Lois, sons Larry (Maureen), Kerry (Michelle), Chris (Kathy), 9 grand children, and 10 great grand children.
A memorial service was held January 20, 2024 at Rest-Haven.
Dec. 5, 1945 - Oct. 31, 2023
Theresa "Terri" Vieira was born to Clarence M. Vieira Sr. and Mary Theresa Machado Vieira, in Woodland, CA. Terri died of Machado Joseph Disease and is now home with her Lord.
Terri was raised on a dairy in Dixon, CA, graduating from Dixon Unified High School in 1963. She worked as a nurse's aide and worked in Santa Barbara before moving to Eugene in 1971. She began her 37 year career at Sacred Heart Medical Center in January 1972.
Terri graduated cum laude from the University of Portland in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She volunteered for "No One Dies Alone" at Sacred Heart until she retired.
Terri was an active member of The Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Over the years she taught Sunday School, sang in the choir, was a worship assistant, council member, and a long time Altar Guild member. Her interests included reading, fishing, camping (in a cabin as she aged), singing in choir, and listening to old time stories from local residents.
A celebration of was held at United Lutheran Church on November 9, 2023.
July 19, 1934 - Oct. 4, 2023
Nita was born to John and Louise Witte in Los Angeles, CA. She graduated from Alexander Hamilton High School in 1953.
She was a devoted wife, mother of 5, grandmother of 12, and great-grandmother of 11. Nita enjoyed sewing beautiful matching clothes for all of her children, she was a tireless homemaker, gardener, cook, and entertainer for both friends and family. She cherished all of her extended family, often hosting gatherings as well as paying them visits.
In 1975 she relocated with her children to Eugene, Oregon. A few years later she and her family moved to Cottage Grove. This move brought many joyful changes in Nita's life through civic involvement with Friends of the Library, the Hospital Auxiliary, Meals on Wheels and Hospice. She and her husband Al were members of the Eugene Swim and Tennis Club, enjoying the sport and acquiring lifelong friends. In retirement she and Al made their final big move to Springfield. They became active members and volunteers at Ebbert Memorial Church.
A celebration of life was held on December 2, 2023 at Ebbert Memorial Church in Springfield, OR.
July 6, 1928 - Sept. 29, 2023
Esther was born in Seattle, WA to Roy and Maud Erford. Her educational background included English Literature honors at the University of Washington and both undergraduate and graduate courses at the University of California in Berkeley.
Her employment history - much of it in the San Francisco Bay area - included city government assignments and employment as a private secretary, public relations secretary, and librarian. After retiring in 1992, she moved from San Francisco to Eugene, and in 2016 became a resident of Cascade Manor.
Esther was an inveterate reader all her life, with a special interest in literary fiction, biography, poetry and plays. She was also an avid music and theater buff. In San Francisco, she acted with the San Francisco Opera and San Francisco Ballet. After moving to Eugene she continued performing in local stage productions.
In her youth she wrote short stories under the name Esther Shay; and her collected poems, "Leaves From an Autumn Wood", were published in 2015.
A memorial service was held at Rest-Haven on October 12, 2023.
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