April 10, 2007

Obituaries -- April 11, 2007

Juanita Boyk
Oct. 4, 1923-April 1, 2007
Redmond resident Juanita Boyk, 83, died of natural causes April 1, 2007.
No services will be held at this time.
Mrs. Boyk was born Oct. 4, 1923, in Mount Ayr, Iowa, to Homer and Fannie German. She attended school in Ringgold, Colo., for one year and moved to Oregon at the age of seven. She married Norval “Bus” Boyk in 1957.
Survivors include her husband Bus Boyk; sons Bob Boyk of Redmond and Bill Boyk of Banks; sister Donna of Springfield; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions can be made to the American Lung Association.
Autumn Funerals handled the arrangements.

Albert C. Hoffman Jr.
April 1, 1930-April 4, 2007
Albert C. Hoffman Jr., of Prineville, died April 4, 2007.
At his request no public services will be held.
Mr. Hoffman was born April 1, 1930, in Portland to Albert C. Sr. Margaret Lucy (Drain) Hoffman. He attended West Linn High School and graduated in 1948. He was a four-year letterman in football at West Linn High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in January 1954 and was disabled in Korea. He was discharged in 1956 and served in the reserves until January 1962. He married Joyce Junea Jaques in Camas, Wash., May 12, 1959. He lived in Milwaukie and was a fireman there for six years in the 1960s. He owned and operated Ivan & Hoffman movers and moved houses, apartments, bridges and also moved the Bomber in Oak Grove. He was licensed as a federal firearms dealer and enjoyed restoring guns. He moved to Prineville in 2001.
He was a lifetime member of the Elks Lodge. He enjoyed traveling in his R.V.
Survivors include his wife Joyce Hoffman of Prineville; son Craig Whitney of Medford; daughter Junea Annette Hoffman of Redmond; brother John Charles Hoffman of Portland; sisters; Evelyn Margaret Netrick of Oregon City, and Mary Ann Schlegelmilch of Beaverton; and one granddaughter. He was preceded in death by parents.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Paralyzed Veterans of America, 1220 S.W. Third, Federal Bldg., 1682, Portland, OR, 97204.
Arrangements are in the care of the Prineville Funeral Home.

Paul B. Johnston Jr.
May 7, 1919-April 3, 2007
Redmond resident Paul B. Johnson Jr., 87, died of natural causes April 3, 2007.
A graveside service will be held today at 2 p.m. in City View Cemetery in Salem. Recitation of the Rosary was held April 9 in the St. Thomas Catholic Church in Redmond.
Mr. Johnston was born May 7, 1919, in Erie, Kan., to Paul B. Sr. and Mary E. (Long) Johnston. He was raised and educated in Joplin, Mo. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and fought in the Battle of the Bulge, France, Belgium and Germany. He received two Purple Hearts. He married Dee Loslever in Belgium on Oct. 20, 1945. He served in the Air Force at Ladd Air Force Base in Alaska during the Korean Conflict. His military career spanned 15 years. After the military, he drove truck for Heavy Transportation Company in Huntington Beach, Calif., delivering oil drilling rigs and equipment. He worked as a meat cutter in California for several years and moved to Bend in 1968. He started a trailer manufacturing company in Bend in 1974 and moved to Redmond in 1987.
He was a charter member of the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Posse and was a reserve deputy for Deschutes County for three years. He was a member of the St. Thomas Catholic Church in Redmond and the American Legion. He loved fishing and horses.
Survivors include his sons John Johnston of Salem and Lloyd Johnston of Redmond; daughters Charlene Sedlacek of Salem and Jeannine Childers of La Pine; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife in 1986, four brothers and four sisters.
Autumn Funerals handled the arrangements.

Yvonne Light
June 19, 1928-April 4, 2007
Redmond resident Yvonne Light, 78, died April 4, 2007.
A memorial Mass was held in the St. Thomas Catholic Church April 9. Inurnment followed in the Redmond Memorial Cemetery.
Mrs. Light was born June 19, 1928, in Moline, Kan., to George and Nettie (Hale) Apperson. She moved to Redmond in 1965 and married Leslie Light in Hood River on Dec. 10, 1969. They moved from Redmond in 1975 and lived in various places around the country before returning to Redmond in 1990. She was the first woman to work for the Redmond Police Department. She was a bookkeeper for several years and volunteered for Meals on Wheels. She started St. Vincent DePaul in Redmond and was an active member of St. Thomas Catholic Church.
She enjoyed oil painting, gardening and loved her dogs Annie and Gennie. She was often thought of others before herself.
Survivors include her husband Les Light of Redmond; sons Michael Mendenhall of Banks, Tim Light of San Diego, Calif., and Marty Light of Bothell, Wash.; daughter Kelly Plautz of Junction City; sisters Audrey Miller of St. John, Kan., and Nadine Griffith of Visalia, Calif.; and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother.
Memorial contributions can be made to the St. Thomas Catholic Church Building Fund.
Redmond Memorial Chapel handled the arrangements.

Lois E. Mitchell
April 21, 1926-April 1, 2007
Redmond resident Lois E. Mitchell, 80, died April 1, 2007.
A funeral service was held April 6 in the Daniels Chapel of the Valley in La Grande. Burial followed in the Mount Hope Cemetery in Baker City.
Mrs. Mitchell was born April 21, 1926, in Baker to Harold B. and Nancy B. (Luster) Doherty. She married Earl “Bob” Mitchell in Baker in September 1946. She worked for First Interstate Bank for more than 30 years and retired in 1991. She lived in La Grande for more than 50 years and moved to Redmond just over one year ago.
She was active in the Soroptimists, Emblem Club 840, American Legion Auxiliary, Lady of the Elks, and the La Grande Golf Club. She enjoyed playing bridge and gardening.
Survivors include her son Bob Mitchell of Eatonville, Wash.; daughter Janis Montreuil of Redmond; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, one brother and one sister.
Memorial contributions can be made to Alzheimer’s Association or the American Heart Association.
Redmond Memorial Chapel handled the arrangements.

Donnie Moody
May 4, 1975-March 31, 2007
Redmond resident Donnie Moody, 31, died in an ATV accident March 31, 2007.
A memorial service will be held May 5, noon, at the home of Frank Hazen, 641134 N. Highway 97, Bend.
Mr. Moody was born May 4, 1975, in Grants Pass to Ray and Margaret Moody. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, building, trucks and four wheeling.
Survivors include his parents, brother Beau Moody of Redmond, and sisters Shannon Lippi of Portland, Kim Scott of Vale, and Jody Moody of South Dakota. He was preceded in death by his son, James Wayne Moody.
Memorial contributions can be made to any branch of U.S. Bank.
Autumn Funerals handled the arrangements.

Sandra S. Peterson
June 13, 1946-April 1, 2007
Redmond resident Sandra S. Peterson, 60, died April 1, 2007.
A memorial service was held April 6 in the Community Church of Christ in Bend.
Ms. Peterson was born June 13, 1946, in Indianapolis, Ind., to Edward and Helen (Drager) Sheedy. She moved to Redmond from Eugene three years ago.
She enjoyed all outdoor activities such as fishing, hiking, camping, and loved sewing and gardening and spending time with her grandchildren.
Survivors include her sons Ron Morris of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Steve Morris of Missouri; daughter Trish Petrie of Redmond; stepdaughter Leslie Peterson of Portland; brother Mickey Sheedy of Creswell; 11 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother.
Memorial contributions can be made to the American Lung Association.
Redmond Memorial Chapel handled the arrangements.

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