July 31, 2007

Obituaries

Keith Ronald Butterfield
Feb. 3, 1940-June 18, 2007
Former Redmond resident Keith Ronald Butterfield, 67, of Santa Cruz, Calif., died June 18, 2007.
Private burial will be held later this month in Oregon. Per his request, no other services will be held.
Mr. Butterfield was born Feb. 3, 1940, in Bend to Leo and Margaret Butterfield. He grew up in Redmond and attended Redmond High School, where he lettered in football, basketball and baseball. After high school he signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers and played in their farm system as catcher for two years. He worked in the shoe business for 25 years as salesman, buyer, manager and storeowner. He moved from Redmond to Sacramento, Calif., and later moved to Santa Cruz, Calif. He and a partner purchased a bar in Santa Cruz in 1993 and renamed it The Rush Inn. He became sole owner in 2000.
He was an avid golfer and hosted annual tournaments. He played in many charitable and senior golf tournaments throughout the Monterey Bay area and was chosen as a volunteer marshal at the last U.S. Open in Pebble Beach, Calif.
Survivors include his mother Margaret; children Rick and Theresa Olsen of Santa Cruz, Calif.; Brian and Penny Olsen of Springfield; Tracy and Kristen Olsen of Indianapolis, Ind.; Kathy Butterfield of Kalispell, Mont., and Lee Butterfield of Big Timber, Mont.; brother Elvin Butterfield; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father Leo Butterfield.
Memorial contributions can be made to Harbor High Football, care of Steve Wright, 123 Jewell St., Santa Cruz, CA, 95060.
Benito & Azzaro Pacific Gardens Chapel in Santa Cruz handled the arrangements.

Bette Louise Mathiesen
April 16, 1933-July 28, 2007
Terrebonne resident Bette Louise Mathiesen, 74, died of natural causes July 28, 2007.
Viewing will be Aug. 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Autumn Funerals, 485 N.W. Larch Ave., followed by a memorial service Aug. 1 from 5-8 p.m., at the Terrebonne Grange Hall. A graveside service will be held Friday, Aug. 3, 11 a.m., in the Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.
Mrs. Mathiesen was born April 16, 1933, in McMinnville to Phil and Ruby (Landingham) Fletcher. She grew up in McMinnville and attended high school there. She lived in Portland, Gresham and Oregon City before moving to Terrebonne. She married Walter Dean Mathiesen Sr. in Washington State on Dec. 15, 1958. She worked for Safeway in Portland for 17 years and helped with her husband's business. She was head cook at the Sunspot Drive-In Restaurant in Terrebonne since it opened.
She was an avid reader and enjoyed flower gardening, birds, fishing and hunting. She never met a stranger.
Survivors include her husband Walter Mathiesen Sr. of Terrebonne; son Walter D. Mathiesen Jr. of Manhattan, N.Y.; daughters Betty Jean Dalton of Terrebonne, Bonnie Hayes of St. Helens, Brenda Lee Serle of Albany, Barbara McGinness of Portland, and Beth Stibik of St. Helens; sister Jean Ann Bogh of Warrenton; 12 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, and two grandchildren.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Redmond Public Library.
Autumn Funerals handled the arrangements.

Harriet H. Moore
Nov. 11, 1915-July 26, 2007
Former longtime Redmond resident Harriet H. Moore, 91, died at a nursing facility in Prairie City July 26, 2007.
A graveside service will be held Friday, Aug. 3, 2 p.m., in the Redmond Memorial Cemetery.
Mrs. Moore was born Nov. 11, 1915, in Mabton, Wash., to August R. and Hilda H. Selle. She lived in Redmond from 1957 to 2002 and moved to John Day to be near her daughter. She was a well-known seamstress in Redmond and worked at Hogan's and Quisenberry's. She did alterations and made many wedding dresses and costumes. She worked in the kitchen at Juniper Golf Club for special events and worked as a custodian for the USDA for many years. Before moving to Redmond she lived in Maupin where she was a Cub Scout leader for many years.
Survivors include her daughters Barbara Gentry of John Day, and Sharon Evans of Tenmile; sister May Lansden of Union Gap, Wash.; sister-in-law Vickey Jo Moore of Redmond; 15 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sons, one brother and two sisters.
Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Redmond & Sisters, 732 S.W. 23rd Ave., Redmond, 97756.
Redmond Memorial Chapel handled the arrangements.

Robin Moore Roy
Dec. 19, 1930-July 17, 2007
Former Redmond resident Robin Moore Roy, 76, died July 17, 2007, in Portland.
A graveside service was held July 21 in the Noble Pioneer Cemetery in Newberg.
Mr. Roy was born Dec. 19, 1930, in Portland to Elwood E. and Florine Elizabeth (Waltz) Roy. He grew up in Portland and graduated from Grant High School in 1948. He studied music at Lewis & Clark College. He enlisted in the Marine Corp in 1948 and served during the Korean Conflict. He returned to Portland in 1952 and lived in Newberg for 27 years. He lived in Redmond for a short time and returned to Portland and married Sarah "Betty" E. Garland in 1967.
He was a life member of the NRA and was a member of the UA Local 290 Plumbers and Steamfitters Union. He attended the Newberg Christian Church and was a Little League and Babe Ruth coach. He was an avid hunter, sportsman and outdoorsman.
Survivors include his wife Sarah "Betty" Roy of Dundee; sons Robin Roy Jr. of Medford and Martin Roy of Portland; daughters Beth Edens of Dundee, Kathy Lodge of Bend, and Susy Jefferson; honorary daughter Colleen Heinonen of Dundee; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter Leslie Roy.
Newberg Funeral Chapel handled the arrangements.

Elaine Helen Runnels
July 18, 1938-July 28, 2007
Elaine Helen Runnels, 69, of Powell Butte, died of natural causes July 28, 2007.
A memorial service will be held today, noon, at the Zion Lutheran Church, 1113 S.W. Black Butte Blvd., Redmond.
Mrs. Runnels was born July 18, 1938, in Great Falls, Mont., to Walter and Helen Williams.
She is survived by her husband Donald Runnels.
Redmond Memorial Chapel handled the arrangements.

Paul P. Spillman
June 30, 1919-July 9, 2007
Former Powell Butte resident Paul P. Spillman, 88, died July 9, 2007, in Bakersfield, Calif.
A memorial service will be held Aug. 3, 2 p.m., in the Powell Butte Community Church.
Mr. Spillman was born June 30, 1919, in La Grande. He attended Oregon State University and was a farmer. He volunteered his time for community activities involving education and environmental issues and was involved in 4-H for many years. He met Maude Holton at a Redmond High School class reunion and they married in1979. He moved to Albany for health reasons and later moved to Bakersfield, Calif., to be near his wife's family.
He was a lifetime member of the Powell Butte Community Church and sang in the church choir. He was active in the Lord's Acre Day Auction and made friends easily.
Survivors include his wife Maude Spillman of Bakersfield, Calif.; and sister Kathryn Yeakel of Salem.
Neptune Society of Bakersfield handled the arrangements.

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