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Wayne Musgrove

Wayne Musgrove

Wayne, with his wife Ann, enjoy being active members of the community. Wayne is a Mason, a member of the Scottish Rite and Shrine. By the Governor's appointment, he served for five years on the Oregon Mortuary and Cemetery Board. He is Past-President of the Oregon Funeral Director's Association. He is a member of the Elks, Eagles, and Moose Lodges, former member of the Sacred Heart Hospital Foundation Board of Directors, former Elder of his church, Past-President of the Eugene Active 20/30 Club and the Eugene Downtown Lions Club.


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Mark Musgrove

Mark Musgrove

Mark is a native Oregonian, attended the University of Oregon, and graduated from San Francisco College of Mortuary Science in 1981. Mark and his wife Diane lived in Florence for three years and together managed Riverside Chapel. Mark is a Mason, a member of Scottish Rite and the Shrine and has served on the board of Oregon Club. He has served as president of Siuslaw Lions Club, Lane Memorial Blood Bank, the Eugene Active 20/30 Club and Lane Leaders Association. He served as president of the Oregon Funeral Directors in 1996-1997, as Oregon's representative to the National Funeral Directors Association's (NFDA) Policy Board, and as chairman of NFDA's Constitution and Bylaws Committee. In 1997 he was the first funeral director in Oregon to be awarded to designation of Certified Funeral Service Practitioner (C.F.S.P.) by the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice. C.F.S.P. is funeral service' s national individual recognition. He was the 1st Oregonian to serve as President of the National funeral Directors Association in 2003-2004 and is serving on the Sacred Heart Medical Center Foundation Board.


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Diane Musgrove

Diane Musgrove

Diane is a graduate of the University of Oregon. She is a licensed Funeral Service Practitioner in Oregon. She assisted in the management of Riverside Chapel Funeral Home in Florence, OR and was active in many civic organizations. In Eugene, Diane is past president of Soroptmist International of Eugene, OR , active in her church, PTA Board Member, and has served on the City of Eugene's Enterprise Zone Committee. She and Mark have two sons, Matthew and Nicholas.


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Jeffrey Musgrove

Jeffrey Musgrove

Jeff was born and raised in Eugene. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the University of Oregon and an Associate of Arts degree from the San Francisco College of Mortuary Science. He earned the designation of Certified Funeral Service Practitioner (C.F.S.P.) by the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice. He is the current President of the Oregon Funeral Directors Association.  He is active in his church and is Past –President of the Eugene Active 20/30 Club, The Eugene Downtown Lions Club, the Oregon Club of Eugene-Springfield and the Midtown Business Associates.  He serves on the Board of Directors for Lions Visiongift, the Funeral Service Agency, and is the Oregon Representative on the National Funeral Directors Association Policy Board.  Jeff is also a former member of DMORT, a federal organization that assists in the event of a mass fatality.  Jeff and his wife, Sharon, have two children.


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Sharon Musgrove

Sharon Musgrove

Sharon earned a Business degree from Lane Community College and worked as an Accountant and Tax Preparer before becoming a full time mother of two. She worked as a Fitness and Weight Loss Coach before joining the Administration Staff of Musgrove Mortuaries and Cemeteries in 2005. Sharon is a Certified Specialist in Fitness Nutrition. She is active in her church, is a volunteer Teacher in recovery programs at the Eugene Mission and Ashes to Beauty, and supports the work of Precious Life International and Pasha's Hopeful Steps, giving aid to the Maasai people of East Africa. Sharon enjoys spending time with friends and family, travel and being culinary adventurous.


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Bob Walker

Bob Walker

Bob Walker was born in Washington DC and spent his early childhood on several Airforce bases in the Pacific. His family moved to Oregon in 1964 and to Springfield in 1965. He graduated from Northwest Christian College (now NCU) in 1976. Before joining Musgrove Mortuaries and Cemeteries in 2012, he worked for 15 years doing warehouse work, 10 years as a truck driver and 10 years as a mill worker. When he's not working, Bob spends time with family and friends, reading with his cat in his lap and rock climbing.


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Vanesa Gunther

Vanesa Gunther

I grew up in Northern California in a little town called Cottonwood. I enjoyed Baseball, horses, and many outdoor activities. I have worked in elder care facility doing housekeeping, waitressing, firefighting, managing a book store, warehouse shipping and receiving and office management. I have an AA in psychology. I married my husband Jurgen in 2006 and moved to Oregon in 2007. I have 3 children, Jessica, Tristan and Joshua. I have 5 grandchildren, Carlos, Alicia, Matthew, Blaine and Charity. I joined Musgrove Family Mortuary and Cemeteries in March 2011. My interests vary greatly. I love to travel, the outdoors, spending time with family and friends, reading, Art, History, racing, volunteering and I am sure many other things would apply. I do appreciate the opportunity to meet with families and talk with them about their current plans and their final wishes for Burial or Cremation and then placement in one of our beautiful Memorial Parks. Thank you for allowing me to serve you.


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Joe Sharps

Joe Sharps

Joseph E. Sharps was born and raised in Coos Bay, Oregon. In the year 2000 he graduated from Mount Hood Community College, with a degree in Funeral Service Education. After graduating from Mt. Hood Community College, Joe received a degree in Sociology from the University of Oregon. Prior to working for Musgrove Family Mortuary, Joe taught embalming and other funeral education classes at Mt. Hood Community College. In 2005, Joe became a volunteer diver for the Lane County Search & Rescue Dive Team, and he is an active member of Lane Leaders Association, and the Eugene Dive Club He enjoys scuba diving, hunting, fishing, backpacking, whitewater rafting, camping, and mycology.


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Dee Harbison

Dee Harbison

Deanna K. Harbison was born and raised in Reno/Sparks, Nevada. She joined the staff of Musgrove Family Mortuary in December 2005 as a funeral director/embalmer and location manager. She spent 10 years serving the families of Lane County while working at a funeral home in Springfield. She attended San Francisco College of Mortuary Science, graduating in October 1991 with a degree in Mortuary Science. She served her apprenticeship in Seaside, California Monterey Bay area, and has retained her California Embalmer's license. She is a mother of three, Shea, Rabecca and Devyn. She was a volunteer for the Lane County District Attorney's Office in their 24 hour Crime Victims and Survivors Service Unit for 1 ½ years, SMART Reader program for 3 years, a girl scout leader for the Girl Scouts of Western Rivers Council for 7 years. She is past president of the Springfield Kiwanis Club and helped with Safety Town, a Kindergartner awareness program, Fire & Life Safety Fair at Alton Baker Park and the Children's Celebration at Day Island Park and a current member of the Eugene Emerald Empire Kiwanis Club, and Order of the Eastern Star (OES) Cascade Chapter #155, Springfield. She is also a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were she did the church bulletin for 5 years. She is a die hard 49ers and Fighting Iris of Notre Dame fan. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, painting, crafts, reading, family reunions and trips to the coast.


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Theresa Isaksen

Theresa Isaksen

Theresa Isaksen-Theresa started working for Musgrove Family Mortuary in 2003 and has been an apprentice Funeral Director/Embalmer for 3 years. She is married and has 4 grown children and one dog. A life-long resident of Oregon, Theresa graduated from North Eugene High School and did volunteer work through church and at the children's schools while raising her family. Her main responsibilities at the funeral home are taking care of the families who choose to have Celebration of Life Receptions.


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Shannon Wilson

Shannon Wilson

Shannon Wilson is a lifetime resident of Lane County, she graduated from Cottage Grove High School and joined the staff at Musgrove Mortuaries & Cemeteries in March of 2006. She works at Musgrove Family Mortuary as the Funeral Home Administrator and is a Licensed Family Service Practitioner as well. Being both the administrator and a funeral director makes her job very versatile and rewarding. Shannon has a degree in business and worked in the funeral business for a year prior to joining our staff. She spent nine years working in the administration field before entering the funeral business and also worked four teen years prior to that as a hairdresser. She also owned and operated a daycare/preschool business for ten years. She has four children, 2 sons, Justin, & Kelly and 2 daughters, Noelle & Kelsea. She also has five grandchildren. Her hobbies include promoting her favorite band, Windy Ridge by creating and managing their website and Facebook, doing all their photography and creating their posters and CD’s. Other hobbies and interests include; cooking, photography, camping, family and Oregon Duck Football.


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Dennis Larson

Dennis Larson

Dennis is a native Oregonian, getting his start at Sacred Heart in Eugene. Jr. high and high school were in the beautiful central Oregon town of Prineville. Then it was back to Eugene for college at LCC. In 1978, Dennis walked into Chapel of Memories to put in his name as a soloist and was offered a job washing cars, mowing lawn, helping with funerals, greeting family and friends for evening visitations, etc. This was a position where Dennis could help people during a very tough time in their lives. He decided to become a funeral director. Dennis graduated from Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science in Atlanta, Georgia in 1980. While at college, Dennis was elected chaplain of the Theta Chapter of the National Mortician’s Fraternity. He returned to Eugene to work as a funeral director and embalmer at Chapel of Memories.

 

In 1998, Dennis went back to college to pursue teaching as a career. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Northwest Christian College in 2001 in Elementary Education and a Master’s Degree from the University of Oregon in 2007 in Mid-Secondary Special Education. After working weekdays in the public school system and every other weekend as a funeral director and embalmer at Musgrove Family Mortuary from 2006 through 2013, it was time to go back into the funeral profession full time.

 

Dennis had the opportunity to travel Western, Mid-Western and Southern states singing tenor for several different part-time Southern Gospel groups, including: The Sound of Truth Quartet from Comer, Georgia; One in Spirt from Eugene, Oregon, and Cornerstone Gospel Singers from Junction City, Oregon. He currently sings occasionally with the worship team at Willamette Christian Center in Eugene, where he and his wife, Jody, are members. Dennis and Jody have 2 grown children: Alyssa and Derek and 2 grandsons: Seth and Landon.


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Tom Cross

Tom Cross

Tom was raised and attended school in Eugene. After 25 years, he retired from Consumer Products Company, Procter & Gamble where he managed multiple business units at corporate head headquarters for both retail and wholesale distributors in the Pacific Northwest. Tom was inducted in to the exclusive P&G Chairman's Club for outstanding business results. After retirement, he moved to Arizona where he served as a consultant to a family owned private Consumer Products Company as well as working with a Taiwan based Technology Company. He returned to Eugene in 2005 and in 2006 he founded a family owned DNA testing Service Company. His company provides a complete menu of DNA tests for private individuals, law enforcement agencies, hospitals, medical clinics, social organizations and private investigators. He has presented DNA testing for paternity and other family relationship testing to members of the Oregon State Bar, and Family Law attorneys. In 2010, Tom joined the staff at Musgrove's as a Family Service Advisor. His passion is serving families; assisting them at time of need as well as helping pre plan their funeral and cemetery arrangements. Tom is a member of Eugene Faith Center Church and a former member of the Eugene Chamber of Commerce. Tom is married with 3 grown children and 9 grandchildren. In his off time, Tom has run multiple Eugene Butte-Butte 10k runs, a Eugene half-marathon, enjoys following the Oregon Ducks men and women's athletic teams, traveling to the Oregon coast, golf, and spending time with his family.


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