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11 Leland L. Cross, MD Obituray Continued from preceding page In 1967 the family moved to Portland, Oregon, where Lee became the founding Medical Director of . the Rehabilitation Institute of Oregon, and formed the medical group of Physiatrists known as Rehabili- t tation Medicine Associates. In Portland, the family enjoyed backpacking - especially in the Three Sisters "]. Wilderness, music-making, and travels around the region. Lee and also time Audrey enjoyed spending with friends, including special friends Don and Irene Wertheimer. In 1980, Lee took a position as Director of the Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center in Fishers- viUe, Virginia. He later became the founding and o u acting Chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Clinical Associate Professor in both Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and O Orthopedics, at the University of Virginia.School of o . Medicine in Charlottesville. Lee was considered one of the pioneers in his spe- ta cialty. In 1993 he received the Distinguished Clini- ., cian Award from the American Academy of Physi- t cal Medicine and Rehabilitation, which honors indi- vidual Physiatrists who have achieved distinction on the basis of their scholarly level of teaching and their outstanding performance in patient care activities. He was instrumental in promoting wheelchair accessibil- ity in the public domain and in pioneering research on the idea that paralyzed women could give birth natu- rally, rather than only via Caesarean Section. Articles he co-wrote were published in many professional journals, and those on pregnancy in spinal cord injury are still landmark articles in the literature sited in textbooks. He also trained or mentored at least three doctors who later became department chairs in the specialty. Lee retired in 1992, and he and Audrey moved to the Oregon Coast, where they enjoyed cooler weather, gardening, traveling, and entertaimn" g and visiting family and fi'iends. Lee became known for baking deli- cious bread and cinnamon rolls. Audrey passed away in 2004, and Lee later married a friend and nurse he had known in Mt. Pulaski, Alice Lee. They spent their time both at the Oregon Coast and in Rlinois until Alice passed away in 2011. He then moved back to living Rill time in Oregon. In recent years Lee enjoyed baking homemade pies and other goodies for visitors. He made frequent trips to see his children and to attend grandchildren's events. Lee always liked hearing funny jokes and sto- ries, and even in his last week had a lot of laughs when hearing family stories about funny experiences with rodents and skunks. Lee is survived by his children, Laurie Cross (Dave Thies), Maribeth Bergstrom (Ted), LaVonne Macklem-Cross (Andrew), Andy Cross (Barb Frank), Janine Saxton (Colin), and Teresa Cross (Kirn Frank- lin); and grandchildren, Scott, Peter, and Will Berg- strom; Hanna Dufour (David); Ellie, Amy, and Sam Sexton; Kaeli Frank; and Jonah Cross. He is also survived by his sister Colleen Sinclair; dear friend Nancy Escher; stepdaughters, Theresa McCormick (Norman), Debby Evans (Larry), Carolyn Frank (Dave), and Laura Lee; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Lee was a very generous person and had a special way of listening to other people. He will be deeply missed by both family and friends. A memorial ser- vice to celebrate his life will be held October 26, 2013, 1-4pro, at North Valley Friends Church, 4020 N. College St., Newberg, Oregon. Please RSVP at, or 971-832-0804 ff you plan to attend. Remembrances may be made to the follow- ing: American Association of People with Disabilities (; Sierra Club Foundation, Oregon Chapter (; or Providence St. Mary Regional Cancer Center, Cancer Special Needs Fund (washington.providence. org/clinics/providence-st- mary-regional-cancer-center). Youth Trap Shoot Logan County Pheasants Forever trap shoot is 9am, Saturday October 12 at Lincoln Sportsman's Club. Rain date - Sat. Oct. 26. Shoots for women and youth only, certified instruc- tors on site. Youth guns and amino provided for shoot. Special Shoot- Lincoln Patriots Trophy soot. See "Dan the Pump Gun Man" trick shooting exhibition. Trophy and prizes for 10 Bird and 50 Bird shoots. For information - Ed Anderson (Mt Pulaski) 217- 494-7804. Be observant, school zone - stop for pedestrain signs are being placed in the middle of Vine at the school crossing areas at Jefferson & Vine and COoke & Vine. Will be appearing shortly. Theft Report By Mike Lakin Officer Kyle Veech took a report of the plundered and pillage of four cases of Gatorade, box of snack-sized chips, and five cases/ boxes of candy from the conces- sion booth at the ball diamond. If you see someone eating stolen candy, call the police. Couldn't find a license By Mike Lakin Ofc. Todd Bauer observed a mlck, ran the information, and found the owner to be suspended. During the traffic stop the driver provided a valid insurance card, but could not find her license. When told that she was driving suspended, the driver asked ff she would be going to jail. She was. She did. For Want of a Turn Signal By Mike Lakin Ofc. William Gilmer obseived a pickup truck turning left without using a turn signal. Following the truck, he initiated a traffic stop in the Dollar General parking lot. As the driver exited the truck, he appeared nervous, dropping his cigarette. When he looked at Ofc. Gilmer he said, "oh, I didn't see you there officer". When asked for a driver's license or proof of iden- tification the driver could produce neither. On checking the computer the driver was found to have no driving privileges, his license was revoked. To add to a day going south, the driver had a Macon County war- rant for his arrest. On the way to jail, the* driver volunteered, "I knew I wasn't sup- posed to be driving, but I sure was hungry. I tell you what though, that was an expensive donut I ate for all this. The driver was welcome to the county jail were necessary paper- work was completed. 43% of U.S. households will pay no income tax in 2013. Natural Gas Accidents Did you know that 4 out of 5 natural gas accidents could have been prevented if a call was made when the gas odor was first noticed? tf you detect an odor of gas at your home, a neighbors home, or while walking the dog, call Ameren Itlinois 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There will be no cost to you. Call 1.800.755.5000 Don't Wait -- It Might be Too Late .,__ -