WINSTON W. “BILL” WILBER, January 13, 1921 – July 14, 2019. and BETTY M. WILBER, May 28, 1926 – June 16, 2012 Betty was 14 when she and Win first met. She wanted to get married right then, but her mother insisted that she finish high school first. They married in 1944 and Betty died five days before their 68th wedding anniversary. Win served in the U.S. Navy from 1942 to 1945 in World War II and from 1951 to 1952 during the Korean Conflict. After college he worked as an electrical engineer, first for AeroJet General and then for Hanford Nuclear until his retirement in 1986. In 1986 they moved from Kennewick, Washington to Rogue River. They lived in trailer while Win built their home in Rogue River, which almost made Betty never want to see the inside of a trailer again. That changed with the purchase of an RV and they spent many happy miles as members of the Crimson Circle chapter of the Good Sam Club. Betty was a devoted wife and mother, steadfastly by Win’s side raising their three children. They were both active members of the Unity Church of Grants Pass. They are survived by children Robert C (wife, Donna) Wilber of Sparks, Nevada, Bonnie J Wilber (husband, Dennis Lackey) of White City, and Barry E (wife, Patty) Wilber of Auburn, Washington; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. A memorial graveside service for both Winston and Betty will be at 10:00 a.m., August 19, 2019 at Eagle Point National Cemetery. Please visit the obituary and sign the family guest book at www.since1928 hull.com
TOM AVERY, age 83, of Grants Pass, died July 31, 2019. Tom was born on June 27, 1935 in Concordia, Kansas. Tom and his wife, Donna, moved to Rogue River in 1998. He is survived by two sisters: Sheila and Patti Avery; five children: Theresa Weber, Debbie Avery, Kent Avery, Michelle Tebbe and David Avery; fifteen grand-children: David, Chris, Chad, Shane, Cortney, Kiki, Keley, Daniel, Kirsten, Zach, Shawna, Dustin, Christian, Desirea, and CJ; and eleven great-grandchildren: Keagan, Aidan, Gavin, Hailey, Alex, Ryan, Owen, Sienna, Annabelle, Jase, and Karter Rae. A viewing will be from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., August 8, 2019 at Hull & Hull Funeral Directors. A recitation of the rosary will be at 1:15 p.m., August 9, 2019 at St. Anne Catholic Church with a funeral mass beginning at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park.
DOROTHY “DOTTIE” BROWN-BENNETT, age 77, of Rogue River, passed away June 2, 2019. Dottie lived in Rogue River for 35 years. She spend many years working in the electronics industry and then managed the Homestead Lounge for 20 years. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, and baking in her spare time. She is survived by her husband, Hollis Bennett; daughters, Carol Brown (Dan) and Sue Bennett; Grandsons, Michael Brown (Meghan) and Forest Coughtry (Katelyn); great-grandson, Thatcher Brown; and many nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life was already held with close family and friends. Dottie will always be loved and missed by many friends and family.