May 22, 2007

Obituaries: Kress, Holmes, Dickey, Anderson

Thomas Reese Anderson
July 10, 1957-May 18, 2007

Redmond resident Thomas Reese Anderson, 49, died May 18, 2007, of complications from emphysema.
A private service will be held.
Mr. Anderson was born July 10, 1957, in Portland to Wade and Beverly (Reese) Anderson. He grew up in Portland and graduated from Centennial High School in 1977. He married Kathy Linhart in Vancouver, Wash., on Aug. 29, 1981. They moved from Portland to Redmond in 2002. He worked as a production manager for Chase Doors for more than 15 years, first in Portland and later in Redmond. He retired in 2006 for health reasons.
He was an avid Green Bay Packers fan and enjoyed fishing and refinishing furniture.
Survivors include his wife Kathy Anderson of Redmond; daughters Trisha Foreman and Jaime Anderson, both of Redmond; sisters Sue Benedetti of Anchorage, Alaska, Pamela Pel of Michigan, and Debi Ross of Homer, Alaska; brother David Anderson of Portland; stepfather Edward Kane of Portland; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Gene.
Autumn Funerals handled the arrangements.
Richard Dickey
Jan. 9, 1924-May 15, 2007

Richard Dickey, 83, of Powell Butte died May 15, 2007.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Mr. Dickey was born Jan. 9, 1924, in Pomona, Calif., to Glenn and Ethel Dickey. He graduated from Toledo High School in Toledo and served in the U.S. Marines as a Staff Sgt. He was a carpenter and worked for Portland State University until retiring at the age of 71. He married Jeanette Winkelman in Tahoe, Calif., on Oct. 10, 1988.
He was a gentle and kind spirited man and enjoyed flying.
He is survived by his wife Jeanette Dickey of Powell Butte; daughter Barbara Newborg of Powell Butte; sister Evelyn Pierce of Medford; one grandchild; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a grandson and a brother.
Deschutes Memorial Chapel handled the arrangements.
Sherman Clifford Holmes
April 21, 1920-May 20, 2007
Redmond resident Sherman Clifford Holmes, 87, died of natural causes May 20, 2007.
No services will be held at this time.
Mr. Holmes was born April 21, 1920, in Little Rock, Ark., to Mose and Mary (Thomas) Holmes. He grew up in Little Rock and graduated from high school there. He joined the U.S. Marines out of high school and fought in Pearl Harbor and Iwo Jima. He also served in the Korean War. He married Elsie Pitcher in Carlisle, Ark., on March 12, 1944. He farmed in Arkansas for several years before moving to Southern California where he worked as a produce manager for Safeway for 30 years. He moved to Oregon City in 1981 and moved to Redmond in 2001.
He enjoyed traveling and taking scenic drives, woodworking (building toys, birdhouses and furniture), gardening and fishing.
Survivors include his sons Donald Holmes of Redmond and Michael Holmes of Bend; daughters Barbara Calderaz of Redmond, Susan Holmes of Madras, Zona Smith of Oregon City, and Gretchen Holmes of Kalispell, Mont.; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Elsie, his parents, and three sisters.
Memorial contributions can be made to Central Oregon Hospice, 2698 N.E. Courtney Dr., Suite 101, Bend, OR, 97701.
Autumn Funerals handled the arrangements.
Gloria Genevieve Kress
May 31, 1935-May 8, 2007

Former longtime Redmond resident Gloria Genevieve “Jennie” Kress, 71, died of natural causes May 8, 2007.
A memorial service was held May 19 in the Yamhill Christian Church in Yamhill. A graveside service will be
held at a later date.
Mrs. Kress was born May 31, 1935, in Roy, N.M., to Earnest and Mildred (Hein) Linson. She married Halbert J.
Kress Nov. 10, 1970. She lived in Redmond from 1971 to 2005 and worked as a business and tax accountant.
She lived in Dundee at the time of her death.
She attended the Dayspring Christian Center in Terrebonne and was a member of the Women of the Moose,
American Legion Auxiliary, VFW Ladies Auxiliary and the Oregon Society of Tax Consultants. She enjoyed
bowling and sewing.
Survivors include her daughters Vaneida Oeullette, Lois Hancox, Janice Blanchard, Kerri Norton and Kimberly Neuberger; brother Ira Linson; sisters Gurtrude Ballard and Joyce Cox; 13 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, son Darwin Huddleston, brothers Truman Brown, Melvin Linson and Red Linson, and sisters Alberta Williams and Wilma Grandell.
Davenport's Chapel of the Good Shepherd in Klamath Falls handled the arrangements.

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