December 1, 2023


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Barbara Helfand obituary

Obituary: Barbara Joan Helfand

Obituary: Barbara Joan Helfand, 89, of Ashland passed away peacefully on Nov. 6 at her home with her family at her side. There will be a celebration of Barbara’s life next spring at Stinson Beach, California, in accordance with her wishes.

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Dave and Joyce Larson

Obituary: Dave and Joyce Larson

Obituary: Dave Larson passed away on Oct. 17, 2023, in Fresno, California. Joyce Larson preceded him, passing on June 26, 2020, in Ashland.  Please reach out to Scott at if you knew Dave or Joyce and have recollections you would like to share.

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Obituary: Ingrid Boldt

Obituary: Ingrid Boldt, 90, of Ashland, peacefully passed away on Oct.31, 2023. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, at the Ashland Cemetery.

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Wendy Purslow

Obituary: Wendy Purslow

Obituary: Wendy May Elizabeth Purslow, 79, of Ashland, passed away peacefully on Nov. 6 with her family at her side. There will be a celebration of Wendy’s life sometime next spring.

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Obituary: Paul Lewis Craker

Obituary: Paul Lewis Craker, age 64 years, passed peacefully on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2023. Graveside services will be held at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, at Scenic Hills Cemetery, Ashland, Oregon.

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Obituary: James ‘Jim’ Leroy Bratton

Obituary: On Oct. 14, 2023, after 101 years of life, James Leroy (Jim) Bratton, left to explore the hunting and fishing grounds of heaven. A special military ceremony is being planned by the family at a later date.

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Brigid Dalton obituary

Obituary: Brigid Dunn Dalton

Obituary: Longtime Ashland resident Brigid Dalton, 58, died Aug. 8. She worked for years in the box office at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and at the front desk at Ashland Springs Hotel. The community is invited to celebrate the life and beautiful spirit of Brigid on Saturday, Oct. 21, at 11:30 a.m. at Carpenter Hall, 44 S. Pioneer St., Ashland.

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Tom Burnham

Obituary: Thomas Leveritt Burnham

Obituary: Thomas L. Burnham passed away Sept. 17 at Bartlett House in Medford due to complications of dementia. Burnham, 86, was partly responsible for Ashland acquiring Oredson-Todd Woods and keeping the historic building in North Mountain Park.

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Christopher Ross

Obituary: Christopher Jared Ross

Obituary: Christopher Jared Ross passed away peacefully at his home in Sahuarita, Arizona, on Sept. 10, 2023, from complications of diabetes. A memorial service and celebration of life will be held Oct. 8 at 2:30 p.m. at Roxy Ann Grange, 1850 Spring St., Medford.

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