Elizabeth Grace Hamelin, 20 months, of Ogden, Utah died Saturday, September 3, 2005 in Salt Lake City.
Elizabeth was born on December 11, 2003. In her short life, Elizabeth brought much joy to her family.
Elizabeth is survived by her parents Eldon and Tiffany Hamelin and big sister, Julianne, Ogden, Grandparents Alan and Michele Hassell, Ashland, Alfred and Edith Hamelin, Rexburg, Idaho and Grandmother Alecia Montanez, Medford.
A memorial service will be held at 4:00 pm Thursday, September 8 at the Ashland LDS chapel, 111 Clay St.
Marie Margaret Ireland
Marie Margaret Ireland passed peacefully to our Lord surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday morning, September 6th, 2005.
Marie was born in Minneapolis, MN. She lived there for five years, then moved to Southern California, where she grew up. In 1940, Marie married William John Hernlein. Together they had four children. Their marriage lasted until his death in 1949.
Marie married Lorimer Ireland in 1953 in La Puente, California where, together as a family, they operated Ireland's Hatchery and Poultry Farm. In 1956 they moved their family to what later became Ireland Hereford Ranch in Ashland. In 1963, after obtaining her broker's license, she and Lorimer formed Ireland Realty, selling real estate in Southern Oregon for over 20 years. Marie was an active member of the Board of Realtors, serving as its president in 1970.
Marie's many accomplishments include her affiliation with Bellview Grange
759 as well as the Oregon State Grange, holding many offices including that of Master. In 1964 she joined the Ashland Hospital Auxiliary where she volunteered for 12 years. From 1973-1974, she served as president of Soroptimists International of Ashland. Marie started working at the Blood Bank and the Emergency Food Bank in the mid-1970s. From 1982-1983, Marie was president of the Republican Women in Ashland and in 1983, president of St. Ann's Alter Society. She has worked with St. Vincent de Paul since 1986.
Marie loved to spend time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed cooking, creating beautiful counted cross-stitch, bowling, fishing, crafts, Pinochle and, so that she would always have someone to play with, taught everyone how to play 1,000 Dice, her favorite game. She did clowning for two years, bringing smiles and laughter to the little school children who she loved to entertain. Marie also worked for two years as a volunteer reserve officer for the Ashland Police Department. She loved to travel and enjoyed time in Spain, Portugal, Morocco, Switzerland, France, England, Italy, Canada and many different areas of the United States.
Our mother is now reunited with beloved family members including her first husband, William John Hernlein, who died in 1949; her son, Thomas Walter Hernlein, who passed away in 1962, her second husband, Lorimer C. Ireland, her brother Walter Thomas Gleeson and her step-son, Gordon Ireland, all who died in 1992; her other stepson Richard Ireland who died in 2001; her daughter-in-law, Gloria Ireland, who died in 1979; her granddaughter, Colleen Rutchland, who passed away in 2004.
Marie is survived by four children: William John Hernlein III, Ann Marie Ireland, Kathryn Adams and Mary Elsom; grandchildren, Carrie Six, Connie Ireland, Corinne Griffin, Richard Ireland, Cindy Dickerson and William John Hernlein IV; and 12 great-grandchildren: Keola Griffin, Amy Six, Joseph Six, Paul Ireland, Tristan Briggs, Kyle Rutchland, Corey Rutchland, Kelly Ireland, Justin Ireland, William John Hernlein V, Anastasia Hernlein and Malia Dickerson; her sister, Dorothy Ann Keller and niece, Marie Margaret Keller, her sister-in-law, Betty Gleeson, nephews Scott and John Gleeson and nieces Kathleen Jenny, Nancy Wright, Della Gleeson and Mary Biggerstaff, her brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Helen Butler, nephew Richard Butler and niece Susie Oerline.
Marie's faith in God was an integral part of her life. She loved her spiritual community and was an active member of Our Lady of the Mountain Catholic Church. A devoted wife and mother, she always put her family first.
We will miss "Tutu" very much.Her love, infectious laughter, generosity, care-giving and service to her community created a multitude of friends that range far and wide and a family that will miss her deeply.
"I'd like the memory of me To be a happy one. I'd like to leave an afterglow Of smiles when life is done. I'd like to leave an echo Whispering softly down the ways, Of happy times and laughing Times and bright and
Sunny days. _ By: Dr. John A. Baker
A rosary will be said Friday evening, September 9th at 7:00 p.m. at Litwiller-Simonsen Funeral Home, 1811 Ashland Street, Ashland. The funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday morning, September 10th, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of the Mountain Catholic Church, 987 Hillview Drive, Ashland.
Marie requested that, in lieu of flowers, donations in her honor be made to Rogue Valley Dialysis Services, 2868 Creekside Circle, Medford 97501 or Southern Oregon Humane Society, 2910 Table Rock Rd., Medford 97501.
Virginia Helen Bergstrom
Virginia Helen Bergstrom, 82, of Ashland, died Friday, September 2, 2005 at Ashland Community Hopsital. No services are planned.
Mrs. Bergstrom was born August 22, 1923 in Vale, OR. She married Robert Bergstrom on October 21, 1965 in Burlington, VT. They came to Ashland in 1979 from Beaverton, OR and had previously lived in Alaska.
Survivors include one son, Robert Kenderdine and his wife Brenda, of Medford, OR. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert, on April 17, 1981 in Ashland.
Arrangements: Litwiller-Simonsen Funeral Home, Ashland, OR.