June 12, 2007


Robert James Campbell
July 4, 1924-June 2, 2007

Former Redmond resident Robert James Campbell, 82, died June 2, 2007, of complications following surgery.

Interment will be held at a later date in the Willamette National Cemetery.

Mr. Campbell was born July 4, 1924, in Wallace, Idaho, to Ray and Lucy (Godwen) Campbell. When he was a child his family moved often and eventually settled in Redmond. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corp in 1943 and fought in the South Pacific Islands and occupied Japan. He returned to Redmond and married Joyce Davidson in 1947. He worked for Central Electric Co-op until 1969 and moved to Hermiston where he worked for Umatilla Electric. He later moved to Eugene and started his own business, Central Substation Services. He retired in 1982 for health reasons. He lived in Eugene at the time of his death.

Survivors include his wife Joyce Campbell of Eugene; son Scott Campbell of Salem; daughter Janet Hix of Redmond; two brothers; five grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son Richard, parents, five brothers and two sisters.


Harold Castle
Dec. 8, 1931-June 5, 2007

Redmond resident Harold Castle, 75, died of natural causes June 5, 2007. A memorial service was held June 8 in the Autumn Funerals Chapel. A graveside service was held June 10 in the Canyon City Cemetery.

Mr. Castle was born Dec. 8, 1931, in Cashmere, Wash., to Chester and Erma Castle. He served in the National Guard and later worked in construction until losing his eyesight in 1956. He regained his eyesight in 2000.

He enjoyed buying and selling cars, driving and traveling. He was a member of the Elks Lodge for 50 years.

Survivors include his companion Carol Olan; sons Larry Castle of Emmett, Idaho, and Terry Castle of Cheshire; stepchildren Veneda Frank of Klamath Falls, Randy Olano of Bend and Geneva Olano of Seaside, Calif.; aunt Thelma Kyte of John Day; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son Jerry Castle and one brother.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Oregon Council of the Blind, 4730 Auburn Rd., Space 52, Salem, OR, 97301. Autumn Funerals handled the arrangements.


Richard Ray Church Jr
Aug. 10, 1958-June 7, 2007

Redmond resident Richard Ray Church Jr., 48, died of cancer June 7, 2007. A memorial service was held June 11 at Autumn Funerals in Redmond.

Mr. Church was born Aug. 10, 1958, in San Diego, Calif., to Richard Church and Diann Pottoroff. He grew up in Lemoore, Calif., and graduated from high school there. He lived in Portland for 15 years and moved to Redmond 11 years ago. He was a machinist for 20 years and worked for Powroll, Inc., of Redmond and Crooked River Ranch for the past eight years. He loved all sports, played basketball and coached basketball for the Redmond Boys and Girls Club for five years. He loved playing pool.

Survivors include his wife of 15 years Sally Church of Redmond; father Richard R. Church Sr.; mother and stepfather Diann and Harold Pottorff of Crooked River Ranch; sons Richards and Jacob, both of Crooked River Ranch; brother Joe Pottorff of Redmond; sisters Wanda Neilson of Gresham; and grandmother Irene Fick of Portland. He was preceded in death by his stepdaughter Maggie Ann.

Memorial contributions can be made to the St. Charles Medical Center Cancer Research Center, St. Charles Foundation, 2500 N.E. Neff Rd., Bend, 97701. Autumn Funerals handled the arrangements.


Waldo Harold Cramer
Feb. 28, 1910-June 8, 2007

Waldo Harold Cramer, 97, died June 8, 2007. A Celebration of Life service will be held Friday, June 15, 1 p.m., at the Zion Lutheran Church, 1113 S.W. Black Butte Blvd., Redmond.

Mr. Cramer was born Feb. 28, 1910, in The Dalles to Lena and Henry Cramer. He attended school in The Dalles and graduated from The Dalles High School. After graduation he worked as a salesman for his family’s wholesale business, Cramer Brothers, in The Dalles and traveled throughout Central and Eastern Oregon. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was stationed in the Aleutian Islands in Alaska. He also worked on the construction of the Alcan Highway and was later a pilot. He owned and operated an alfalfa farm in Boardman. He lived in Hermiston for several years after retiring and later lived in Redmond and Terrebonne.

He was a longtime member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Redmond, and as a youth was an active member of the Luther League Youth Club and the Zion Lutheran Church in The Dalles. He enjoyed Bible studies, working in his yard, caring to his home and classical music and opera.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews, and his church family. Mr. Cramer’s family would like to acknowledge the loving friendship and support of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hansen, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Folkestad, and the extended church family of Zion Lutheran Church.

Memorial contributions can be made to Zion Lutheran Church, 1113 S.W. Black Butte Blvd., Redmond, 97756, or to Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Foundation, 1121 S.W. Salmon St., Portland, OR, 97205. Redmond Memorial Chapel handled the arrangements.


Gary Duane Gill
June 4, 1968-June 2, 2007

Redmond resident Gary Duane Gill, 38, died of undetermined natural causes June 2, 2007. A memorial service will be held Friday, June 15, 10 a.m., at Autumn Funerals, 485 N.W. Larch Ave., Redmond.

Mr. Gill was born June 4, 1968, in Prineville to Don Gill and Dorothy McPhetridge. He worked as a cook for Shari’s Restaurant in Redmond for 18 years. He enjoyed camping, fishing, spending time with his family and his dog Charlie.

Survivors include his parents; brother Kevin McPhetridge of Bend; sister Devonna Acree of Redmond; and grandmother Mabel Farlow. He was preceded in death by a grandmother and his grandfathers.

Autumn Funerals handled the arrangements.


Harold Ray Hoyt
April 13, 1921-June 4, 2007

Crooked River Ranch resident Harold Ray Hoyt, 86, died of natural causes June 4, 2007. A funeral service will be held today, 10 a.m., in the Portland Memorial Sunset Chapel.

Mr. Hoyt was born April 13, 1921, in Portland to Arthur Henry and Della Victoria Hoyt. He served as an Army sergeant railroad line supervisor from 1942 to 1945. He married June Helm May 1, 1948. He was a park attendant the City of Portland Parks Bureau and retired in 1981.
He loved fishing and gardening. He was a handyman and enjoyed teaching his sons how to fix things.

Survivors include his wife June Hoyt; sons Ray Hoyt and Brian Hoyt; and daughter Susan Memott. Memorial contributions can be made to The Seeing Eye Foundation, P.O. Box 375, Morristown, NJ, 07963-0375, or to Hospice of Redmond & Sisters, 732 S.W. 23rd Ave., Redmond, 97756.

Autumn Funerals handled the arrangements.

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