May 30, 2007

Obituaries: Jones, McCormick, Shult

Becki Leann Jones
June 15, 1954-May 18, 2007
Becki Leann Jones, 52, of Powell Butte, died May 18, 2007.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 2, 2 p.m., at the Powell Butte Christian Church. Pastor Chris Blair will officiate.
Mrs. Jones was born June 15, 1954, in Medford to Phillip and June (Roe) Gastonguay. She graduated from Brookings High School and worked for ACE Hardware store in Brookings. She moved to Nevada and worked as a dealer for the Cal Neva Casino for several years. She also worked for Granite Construction as a flagger. She moved to Redmond and worked for Big R, and worked for Beaver Motor Coach for seven years. She worked for the Orthopedics Center in Bend at the time of her death.
She enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing, camping, being outdoors, collecting elephant knick-knacks, and spending time with her family.
Survivors include her husband David Jones of Powell Butte; daughter Kymberly Garman of Redmond; mother June Marie Anderson of Brookings; stepson Coleman Murray of Dallas, Texas; brothers Stanley Byle of Redmond, John Gastonguay of New Mexico, and Phillip Gastonguay and Joe Gastonguay, both of Brookings; sisters Jolynne Dausey of Medford, Karen Pershin of Klamath Falls, Kathy Nichols of Portland, Terri Carver of Brookings, and Helayne Whitmore of Medford; and one grandson. She was preceded in death by her father and sister Sharon.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Deschutes County Humane Society, 61170 S.E. 27th St., Bend, OR, 97701.
Whispering Pines Funeral Home in Prineville handled the arrangements.

Lester M. McCormick
Dec. 30, 1920-May 5, 2007

Redmond resident Lester "Mac" M. McCormick, 86, died of natural causes May 5, 2007.
No services will be held.
Mr. McCormick was born Dec. 30, 1920, in Snohomish, Wash., to Lester Earl and Zella E. (Alexander) McCormick. He graduated from Snohomish High School and attended Central Washington University and the University of Washington. He married Alice Hamilton in Chehalis, Wash., on March 6, 1942. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corp during World War II and worked on the construction of McNary Dam. He was also a radio and television repairman and owned Redmond Radio & TV and Tri-City TV in Central Oregon. He was on the maintenance staff of the Carmel Unified School District in Carmel, Calif., when he retired.
Survivors include his wife Alice McCormick of Redmond; son Michael McCormick of Redmond; daughters Linda Arscott of Brisbane, Australia, and Leslie Reibel of Tenino, Wash.; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Spencer, Libby & Powell Funeral Home in The Dalles handled the arrangements.

Norma J. Schult
March 7, 1935-May 17, 2007

Former Redmond resident Norma J. Schult, 72, died May 17, 2007.
A graveside service will be held June 7, 1 p.m., in the West Lawn Memorial Park in Eugene.
Mrs. Schult was born March 7, 1935, in Eugene to Ernest and Elsie Liska. She grew up in Eugene and graduated with many academic honors from Redmond High School in 1953. She was an interior decorator for Beaver Coaches in Bend and did accounting work for law firms in Oregon and California.
Survivors include her husband Melvin Schult; son Bryan Schult; and brothers Norvin and Darrell Liska.
Mt. Vernon Memorial Park & Mortuary in Fair Oaks, Calif., handled the arrangements.

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