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January 2013

Week of Jan. 23

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Week of Jan. 16

Johann Elizabeth Deidrich

Johann Elizabeth Deidrich, 79, died on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013 at the Lake District Hospital.

Johann was born to Eddie and Mannie (Beck) Hopkins in Holly, Colo. on Sept. 28, 1933. She grew up in the Williams and Grants Pass area and was a graduate of Grants Pass High School. She then attended Oregon Institute of Technology and graduated with an associate degree in accounting.

She married Donald Deidrich on Aug. 17, 1957 in Reno, Nev. Shortly after their marriage they moved to Lakeview where they lived until 1959 when they moved to Adel. They returned to Lakeview in 1969 and opened The Rock Shop, which she operated until her death.

She thoroughly enjoyed fishing, rock hounding, knitting, crocheting, reading and was instrumental in starting the Tall Man Rock Round-Up.

She was preceded in death by her husband Donald; sister Ruth Walker.

Johann is survived by son and daughter-in-law Mark and Angelina Deidrich of Lakeview; grandsons Brendan of Camp Pendleton in San Diego, Calif. and Dylan of Lakeview; granddaughter Jennafer of Lakeview.

To honor Johann’s request, no services will be held.

Contributions in Johann’s memory may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Desert Rose Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.


Alan Jay Swartzlender Sr.

Alan Jay Swartzlender Sr., 54, beloved father, companion, coach, son, brother and friend, just lost his final bout with cancer, in double overtime, and journeyed into the happy hunting grounds to scout it out for all of us on Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 in Plush.

He was born May 9, 1958 in Olympia, Wash.

There is nothing Al loved better than hunting, fishing, his children, dogs, coaching, competition and a good laugh.

He leaves behind, his long time-companion, parents, eight children, three grandchildren and one on the way, siblings, nieces, nephews and many friends and acquaintances.

Besides his family, he will probably be most missed, remembered and loved by all the youth he coached throughout his 20 year coaching career in which the Swartzlender Family collected 14 High School State Wrestling Titles.

We will all miss his laughter and jokes, even though they were mostly on all of us. We can only hope he remains a warrior in heaven as he was on earth, and continues to “coach “ us on into glory.

There will be no formal services.

Donations in his memory may be made to any child in need or any youth sports team.

“Gold medals aren’t really made of gold. They’re made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts”. –Dan Gable


Barbara H. Green

Barbara H. Green, 89, of Central Point passed away on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013 in White City at the home of her daughters where she was being cared for surrounded by her loved ones.

She was born in Lakeview on Oct. 19, 1923.

She married David C. Green, the love of her life, on April 6, 1942. They lived in Paisley for 25 years then moved to Central Point in 1973 where they owned and operated a small engine repair shop (Work or Play) in Central Point and Barb worked for fruit companies in the Rogue Valley.

She was preceded in death by her husband David in 1995.

She is survived by her children Ardyth Kendall, Alice Rosebrook, Darrell Green and Jerry Green; four brothers; numerous grandchildren and great and great-great-grandchildren.‚

Services will be held the end of April 2013 in Paisley. Barb and her humor will be missed by all who knew her.

In lieu of cards and flowers please contribute to: Hospice, 2033 Commerce Dr., Medford 97504.