July 3, 2007

Obituaries

William H. Burk

The funeral for William H. Burk of Culver will be at 11 a.m. July 7 at Culver Christian Church. Mr. Burk, 90, a retired teacher and long-time resident of Central Oregon, died July 1, 2007.A complete obituary will appear in next week’s Spokesman.
Bel-Air Funeral Home in Madras is in charge of arrangements


Donnie Lee Meyer

June 30, 1948-June 25, 2007

Redmond resident Donnie Lee Meyer, 58, died June 25, 2007, after a lengthy illness.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Mr. Meyer was born June 30, 1948, in Siloam Springs, Ark., to Leroy C. and Jennie (Bezanson) Meyer. He worked as a manager for a grocery store in California for many years and moved to Redmond in1989. He retired shortly after for health reasons. He moved to Prineville and returned to Redmond in November 2006. He married Tawnya Clark Nov. 5, 1984, in Modesto, Calif.
He served on the board of directors of Hospice of Redmond & Sisters from 1991 to the time of his death. He enjoyed metal detecting, fishing, coin collecting and spending time with his family.
Survivors include his wife Tawnya Meyer; mother Jennie Keener of Ceres, Calif.; sons David Meyer of Redmond and Jeramie Beaver of La Pine; daughters Dawn Hess of Wisconsin and Tammy Chastain of Portland; brothers Harold Meyer of Ceres, Calif., Fred Meyer of Colorado and Patrick Heide of Concord, Calif.; sister Sharon Vilmur of Ceres, Calif.; and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, his father, stepfather, and a brother.
Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Redmond & Sisters, 732 S.W. 23rd, Redmond, 97756, or the Hemodialysis Department of St. Charles Medical Center Bend.
Redmond Memorial Chapel handled the arrangements.


Clifford Eric Dixon
Dec. 24, 1958-June 23, 2007

Former Redmond resident Clifford Eric Dixon, 48, died June 23, 2007.
No services will be held.
Mr. Dixon was born Dec. 24, 1958, in Seattle, Wash., to Richard and Esther (Patton) Dixon. He moved to Redmond in 1970 and attended school here. He worked for North Pacific Products, Hoedeckers, Redmond Wood Products and the Buckner Ranch in Lone Pine. He moved to his parents’ home in Mitchell due to illness.
He enjoyed exploring the hills and finding crystals and fossils. He was an excellent outdoor photographer.
Survivors include his parents Richard and Esther Dixon of Mitchell; son Rick Dixon of Bend; brother Pat Dixon of Springfield; and sisters Sue Shockey of Redmond and Annie Moore of North Powder.
Autumn Funerals handled the arrangements.

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