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Disasters and Accidents

Umpqua Students Memorialized In Weekend Services

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Michael Sullivan
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The News-Review
Members of a drum circle commemorate the life of Quinn Cooper during a memorial service for him at Roseburg Christian Fellowship church in Roseburg, Ore. on Saturday Oct. 10, 2015.

Rebecka Carnes, Quinn Cooper and Lucas Eibel were memorialized in separate services Saturday in Myrtle Creek and Roseburg, Oregon. The 18-year-olds were were shot dead in class at Umpqua Community College October 1.

As hundreds of mourners gathered inside a church to remember Lucas Eibel, a row of flags flapped in a stiff breeze outside. Eibel enjoyed hiking, playing video games and reading.

Across town Quinn Cooper was being remembered.
 
“He was a computer geek and we loved him being that way," Larry McCraw told reporters on behalf of Cooper's mother and brother.

"He loved big band music and he loved to dance and he had a crazy, quirky kind of humor and stuff and loved his mom and his brother a ton.”

In Myrtle Creek, friends and family celebrated the life of Rebecka Carnes. She had just started classes at the college with the goal of becoming a dental assistant.

A gunman killed nine people on the fourth day of classes at Umpqua. On Sunday a service in Myrtle Creek is planned for Kim Saltmarsh-Dietz and a fundraising fishing derby is scheduled at the Cooper Creek Reservoir for the family of Treven Anspach.

Classes will resume at Umpqua Community College on Monday. Oregon Governor Kate Brown will be among those welcoming students back to campus.