August 28, 2007

Obituaries

Pauline Marie Unger
Sept. 21, 1927-Aug.
21, 2007

Redmond resident Pauline Marie Unger, 80, died of cerebral hemorrhage Aug. 21, 2007.

A rosary will be recited Sept. 7 at 7 p.m. at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Redmond. A memorial Mass will be held Sept. 8 at 10 a.m. at St. Thomas.

Mrs. Unger was born in Sacramento June 21, 1927. She grew up primarily in the Laurelhurst area of Portland, Oregon, where she earned her nursing certificate at Providence Hospital. In 1948 she married Dr. Robert Unger and in 1949 the couple moved to Redmond, where Dr. Unger set up practice.

During her years in Redmond Mrs. Unger was very involved in civic life, volunteering with the hospital auxiliary, Redmond Hospice, Red Cross and St. Vincent DePaul. She was on the founding board of many organizations, including the Juniper Golf Course, Redmond Community Concert Association, Juniper Literary Club, St. Thomas Alter Society and several bridge clubs.

Her faith was important part of her life. One brother and one son became Catholic priests and she and her family attended a general audience with the Pope while on a visit to Rome.

Her last years were difficult ones; she was diagnosed with lymphoma in 1959 and suffered from medical complications that caused extreme pain. However, she refused to be limited and was active until the day she died.

Mrs. Unger was preceded in death by her parents and her siblings. Survivors include her husband Dr. Robert Unger of Redmond, daughter Anne Johnston of Salem, Ore.; sons Alan and Craig Unger of Redmond, Paul Unger of Washington, D.C., Father Todd Unger of The Dalles, and six grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Redmond/Sisters or St. Charles Redmond Auxiliary.

Redmond Memorial Chapel handled the arrangements.


Jean Karen Duncan
July 18, 1921-Aug.
20, 2007

Redmond resident Jean Karen Duncan, 86, died Aug. 20, 2007.

A memorial service was held Aug. 25 in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness in Redmond.

Ms. Duncan was born July 18, 1921, in Spencer, Iowa, to John and Cora (Banker) Woods. She loved reading the Bible and was a devoted member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Survivors include her son Bruce Malvaney of Redmond; daughters Diane Buntin and Valrae Briskcoe, both of Carmichael, Calif.; 14 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Autumn Funerals handled the arrangements.


Marjorie G. Eakins
June 5, 1935-Aug.
21, 2007

Redmond resident Marjorie G. Eakins, 72, died of natural causes Aug. 21, 2007.

No services will be held at this time.

Ms. Eakins was born June 5, 1935, on a ranch in Westcliffe, Colo., to Herbert Oral and Nellie Juanita (Warren) Eakins. She graduated from high school in Westcliffe and raised a family in Canon City, Colo. She moved from Canon City to Bend in 1976, and moved between Oregon and Colorado several times. She married Donald Camper. They later divorced. She married Joseph Porco. They later divorced. She was a private caregiver for the elderly for 20 years and retired in 1998.

She enjoyed playing the piano, crocheting, sewing, rock hunting, oil painting, drawing, reading and gardening.

Survivors include her sons Earl Porco of San Jose, Calif., and Jules Porco of Colorado Springs, Colo.; daughters Nellie Camper of Bend; and sisters Patricia Benevitti of Pueblo, Colo., and Hallie Eakins of Canon City, Colo.

Memorial contributions can be made to Pioneer Memorial Hospice, 1201 N.E. Elm St., Prineville, OR, 97754.

Autumn Funerals handled the arrangements.

Donald Charles Howard Sr.
Sept. 17, 1935-Aug.
21, 2007

Redmond resident Donald Charles Howard Sr., 71, died of natural causes Aug. 21, 2007.

A Celebration of Life service will be held Sept. 17, 1 p.m., at his Redmond home.

Mr. Howard was born Sept. 17, 1935, in Grants Pass to Norman and Maxine (Jenkins) Howard. He grew up in Portland and graduated from Franklin High School in 1953. He served in combat with the U.S. Marines during the Korean War. He married Wanda Eaton in Yakima, Wash., in 1956. He was an Oregon State Trooper for three years and was a resident park manager for several Oregon state parks for 32 years. He retired in 1993 and moved from Wilsonville to Redmond one year ago.

He loved fishing, hunting and the outdoors.

Survivors include his wife Wanda Howard of Redmond; sons Don Howard Jr. of Tacoma, Wash., and Norman Howard of Redmond; sister Linda Gehring of Portland; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his daughter Cherri Howard.

Autumn Funerals handled the arrangements.


Dave Wesley Kleen
July 16, 1941–
Aug. 15, 2007

Former Redmond resident Dave Wesley Kleen, 66, died while on a family sailing vacation in the San Juan Islands.

A memorial service was held Aug. 25 at the Unitarian Church in Ashland.

Mr. Kleen was born July 16, 1941, to Walt and Ruth Kleen. He graduated from Redmond Union High School in 1959 and lived in Portland where he worked for United Airlines. He later transferred to Ashland and retired from United Airlines in 1997.

He was devoted to his young son Jack, and enjoyed carpentry, sailing, and music.

Survivors include his wife Joan Kleen of Ashland; daughter Kelly Larson of Medford; sons Tim Kleen of Portland and Jack Kleen of Ashland; brothers Mike Kleen of Portland and Steve Kleen of Port Orford; sister Helen Ellison; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents

Memorial contributions can be made to the John Muir School, 100 Walker Ave., Ashland, OR, 97520.

Jerns Funeral Home in Bellingham, Wash., handled the arrangements.


Velma Irene Miller
March 23, 1908-Aug.
23, 2007

Redmond resident Velma Irene Miller, 99, died Aug. 23, 2007.

A funeral service was held Aug. 27 in the Redmond Christian Church. A graveside service followed in the Redmond Memorial Cemetery.

Mrs. Miller was born March 23, 1908, in Sisters to Walter and Jessie (Gist) Graham. She graduated from Sisters High School in 1926 and married Paul Oliver Miller in Bend in 1928. She loved birds and flowers.

Survivors include her son Douglas Miller of Redmond; daughters Marilyn Poe of Sparks, Nev., and Diane Miller of Redmond; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, a son, one brother and one sister.

Autumn Funerals handled the arrangements.


Jannet Elizabeth Munsey
Jan. 6, 1954-Aug. 19, 2007

Redmond resident Jannet Elizabeth Munsey, 52, died of unknown causes Aug. 19, 2007.

No services will be held at this time.

Ms. Munsey was born Jan. 6, 1954, in Weespot, Germany, to Wallace and Virginia (Presley) Munsey. She majored in biochemistry at the University of Riverside in California and earned a bachelor’s degree. She married Robert Webb in Moreno, Valley, Calif., on Dec. 31, 1986. She was a homemaker.

She was affiliated with the Church of England and learned to fly sailplanes. She enjoyed gardening.

Survivors include her husband Bob Webb of Redmond; daughter Elizabeth Webb of Redmond; mother Virginia Munsey of Washington, D.C.; and brother Wallace Munsey of Washington, D.C.

Autumn Funerals handled the arrangements.


James Lee Williams
May 24, 1961-Aug.
16, 2007

Terrebonne resident James Lee Williams, 46, died Aug. 16, 2007.

No services will be held at this time.

Mr. Williams was born May 24, 1961, in Gresham to Orlie and Lois (Clapp) Williams. He worked in heavy construction since high school. He enjoyed landscaping, golfing and traveling.

Survivors include his daughters Krystal Williams and Shalena Williams, both of Milwaukee; brothers Jared Williams of Vancouver, Wash., and Michael Clapp of Terrebonne; and sister Deborah Williams of Terrebonne.

Autumn Funerals handled the arrangements.

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