Kathleen Guptill Morris passed away Dec.9, 2022 at her home in Selma, Ore., after an extended illness. She was the wife of Wayne Morris. They shared 30 years of marriage together.
Born in St. Helena, Calif.April 27, 1946, she was the daughter of John and Bernice Guptill. She graduated from San Pasqual Academy in Escondido, Calif. and attended Pacific Union College.
While living in Arizona, she produced a series of children’s television programs featuring stories from the Bible.
Kathy was known for her love of hiking and climbing 14,000-foot mountains. While living in Selma, she and her husband Wayne daily climbed the wooded hill on the south shore of Lake Selmac.
Kathy was an active member of the Cave Junction Seventh-day Adventist Church and helped with the children’s Sabbath School programs, Vacation Bible School and volunteered at the Madrone Adventist Elementary School. She also became well known in the Cave Junction Community for her leadership in cooking schools, and depression recovery seminars.
She was known for her regular column in the religion section of the Illinois Valley News newspaper. She will also be remembered as a loving woman of faith and prayer.
She is survived by her husband Wayne, daughter Allison Gavel, and grandchildren Andrew and Guinevere Bagnal.
A celebration of the life of Kathleen Morris will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 17 at the Cave Junction Seventh-day Adventist Church. Memorial donations, in lieu of flowers may be made to the Madrone Adventist Elementary School, 4300 Holland Loop Rd, Cave Junction, OR 97523.
Donna Rae Kelley, 91, of Selma, died Dec. 3, 2022 at her home.
Arrangements with Illinois Valley Funeral Directors.
Judith Ann Thompson, 77, died Dec. 8, 2022 at Redwood Terrace in Grants Pass. A Mass will be held on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022 at 11 a.m., at St. Patrick of the Forest Catholic Church in Cave Junction with Father Robert Wolf officiating. Interment will follow at Laurel Cemetery in Cave Junction. Arrangements with Hull & Hull Funeral Directors.
Judith was born Nov. 15, 1945 in Detroit, Mich. to Jim and Dorothy Franks. Judi’s family moved to Southern California where she attended and graduated from Mater Dei High School, and went on to graduate from nursing school. In 1967, Judi married and had three Children Dan, Jim, and Kelly.
In 1977, Judi and her children moved to Cave Junction where her parents had retired. That same year she started working for Dr. Charles Versteeg. She spent 20 years helping and caring for the residents of Cave Junction, and was an active parishioner at St. Patrick of the Forest Catholic Church.
In 2000, Judi along with her mother and daughter moved to Green Valley, Arizona. She worked for Silver Springs Retirement Community for over 12 years before retiring.
Judi is survived by her children Dan Thompson, Jim Thompson and Kelly Thompson as well as grand and great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, her brother and a grandson