August 7, 2007

Obituaries

Jack L. Anderson
Aug. 6, 1956-July 20, 2007

Former Redmond resident Jack L. Anderson, 49, died of natural causes Friday, July 20, 2007, in The Dalles.

A memorial service will be held in Redmond at a later date.

Mr. Anderson was born on Aug. 6, 1956, in Oroville, Calif., to Artie L. and Mary L. Anderson. He graduated from The Dalles High School. He married Bobbie Marcus in 1985. He worked at U&I in Boardman for 10 years, for Beaver Coach in Bend for eight years and for Vance Dairy Construction in Idaho for the past two years.

He had a zest for life and enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping and four wheeling and spending time with his family.

Survivors include his wife Bobbie Anderson; stepchildren; Christopher M. Marcus and Daniel P. Marcus, both of Redmond; brothers Ronnie Stoll and Artie, both of Washington State, John of The Dalles, and James of Idaho; sisters Jeanie of Florida, Linda of The Dalles and Olive Lee of The Dalles; and seven grandchildren.

Memorial contributions can be made to The Girls and Boys Club of Redmond, 404 S.W. Seventh St., Redmond, OR, 97756.

Spencer, Libby and Powell Funeral Home in The Dalles handled the arrangements.


Paul Anthony Bendele
May 27, 1922-July 26, 2007

Former Redmond resident Paul Anthony Bendele Jr., 85, died July 26, 2007.

No services will be held per his request.

Mr. Bendele was born May 27, 1922, in Portland to Paul A. Bendele Sr. and Mary Ann Bendele. He grew up in Reedsport and worked in his family’s meatpacking business, Umpqua Packing Company. He joined the Army in 1940 and earned the Good Conduct Medal, Victory Medal, American Service Defense Medal and American Theater Medal. He was an expert rifle and pistol marksman. He married Adeline Dow in Astoria in 1942. They lived briefly in California before returning to Portland. He opened Bendele’s Quality Meats inside a grocery store in 1961. His wife Adeline died of cancer in 1971. He married Betty Jones in 1972 and they moved to Redmond and opened B&J Custom Meats. He loved flying and owned his own plane and built a home on the airstrip east of Redmond. He sold his business in 1989 and began traveling across the country searching his family heritage. His wife Betty died in 1997 and he moved to Douglas County to be near family.

He attended the Sutherlin Family Church and enjoyed playing pool and cards with his friends at the Sutherlin Senior Center.

Survivors include his daughter Madeline Susie West; two granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his wives, he was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, a sister, and a nephew.

Andreason’s Cremation & Burial in Springfield handled the arrangements.


Ronald Leroy Kirkpatrick
July 28, 1928-Aug. 1, 2007

Redmond resident Ronald Leroy Kirkpatrick, 79, died Aug. 1, 2007.

A celebration of life open house was held Aug. 4.

Mr. Kirkpatrick was born July 28, 1928, in Ponoka, Alberta, Canada, to Robert Hall and Eva Blanche (Gee) Kirkpatrick. As a young boy he lived near Onalaska, Wash. He married Eulah Jean Chapman Oct. 1, 1946. They moved to Myrtle Creek where he was a logger. He later moved to Chiloquin and then to Bend. He was a logger for 47 years.

He was a member of the Rimrock Riders and was a team penner. He enjoyed horses and the outdoors.

Survivors include his wife Eulah Kirkpatrick of Redmond; son Alan Kirkpatrick; daughters Marjorie Crain, Cathy Briggs, Mollie Chichester, Gail Douglas, and Sandra Wright; 14 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions can be made to the St. Charles Medical Center Foundation Caregiver Education Fund, Attn: Medical Surg. ICU, 2500 N.E. Neff Rd., Bend, 97701.

Autumn Funerals handled the arrangements.

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