September 18, 2007

Sept. 19, 2007 Obituaries

Harold Clayton Achison
June 3, 1921-Sept. 6, 2007

Redmond resident Harold Clayton Achison, 87, died Sept. 6, 2007.
A graveside service was held Sept. 17 in the Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.
Mr. Achison was born June 3, 1921, in Portland to Clarence and Martha (Murray) Achison.
He served as a SeaBee in the Navy during World War II. He worked as a commercial sign painter for 40 years and lived in Redmond for 10 years.
He was recently baptized and enjoyed spending time with his family.
Survivors include his son Clayton Allen Achison of Salkum, Wash.; daughter Kellie James of Salkum, Wash.; sister Jean Jones of Orlando, Fla.; and one grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorial contributions can be made to Disabled American Veterans, Attn: Gift Processing, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH, 45250-0301.
Autumn Funerals handled the arrangements.

Jonas Alan Hammack
Oct. 2, 1914-Sept. 6, 2007

Redmond resident Jonas Alan Hammack, 92, died Sept. 6, 2007.
A celebration of life service was held at his home Sept. 12.
Mr. Hammack was born Oct. 2, 1914, in Big Bend, Mont., to John and Emma Hammack. He married Annie J. Bilodeau in Bend on Oct. 28, 1939. He was a section foreman for Santiam Junction and maintenance supervisor for the Oregon Department of Transportation for 42 years.
Survivors include his sons Alan Hammack of Costa Rica and Pat Hammack of Bend; daughter Rose Gallant of Redmond; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his wife, five brothers, three sisters and one great-granddaughter.
Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Redmond & Sisters, 732 S.W. 23rd Ave., Redmond, 97756, or the National Parkinson Foundation, Office of Development, 1501 N.W. Ninth Ave., Bob Hope Rd., Miami, FL, 33136-1494.
Deschutes Memorial Chapel handled the arrangements.


Alva Grey Hudson
May 29, 1917-Sept. 13, 2007

Redmond resident Alva Grey Hudson, 90, died at his home Sept. 13, 2007.
A funeral service was held Sept. 17 in the Redmond First Church of God. Burial followed in the Redmond Memorial Cemetery.
Mr. Hudson was born May 29, 1917, in Parthenon, Ark., to Ira and Mae (Reynolds) Hudson. He married Alta Fern Donner March 11, 1938, in Sandpoint, Idaho. They would have celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary next year. He began his career as a pastor at the Church of God in Anderson, Ind. He was a pastor in Bremerton, Wash., then in Coquille and moved to Bend in 1958 and became the pastor for the Church of God in Bend. He pastored churches in Redmond in the 1970s, and in Prineville in the 1980s.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting and woodworking.
Survivors include his wife Alta Fern Hudson of Redmond; sons Gordon Hudson of Portland and Gary Hudson of Redmond; daughters Verna Mae Van Calcar of McMinnville and Alva Jean Roberts of Redmond; brothers Garnett Hudson of Vancouver, Wash., and Orba Hudson of Yakima, Wash.; sisters Maxine Uhlig of Pendleton, Mary Jean Dowell and JoAnn Hubbard, both of Bremerton, Wash., and Lila Roediger of Little Rock, Ark.; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his daughter Mary Ellen Hudson, and four siblings.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Youth Fund, care of the First Church of God, 818 N.W. Elm Ave., Redmond, 97756.
Redmond Memorial Chapel handled the arrangements.


Walter M. Knox
Jan. 5, 1922-Sept. 11, 2007

Redmond resident Walter M. Knox, 85, died at his home Sept. 11, 2007.
A memorial service was held Sept. 15 in the Redmond Memorial Chapel. Private burial will be held in the Willamette National Cemetery.
Mr. Knox was born Jan. 5, 1922, in Portland to Roscoe and Edith (Mays) Knox. He served in the Navy for six and a half years during World War II and was a Pearl Harbor survivor. He worked for the Oregon State Highway Department for 30 years before moving to Madras. In Madras, he owned a water trucking business and contracted with Warm Springs. He moved to Redmond 14 years ago. He married Jeanne Ringler in Bend on Jan. 24, 1982.
He enjoyed square dancing and old cars.
Survivors include his wife Jeanne of Redmond; several children; sister Takla Yeasen of Klamath Falls; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Central Oregon Pearl Harbor Survivors Association Chapter Five, 52192 Elderberry Lane, La Pine, OR, 97739.
Redmond Memorial Chapel handled the arrangements.


Gerardo E. Martinez
March 31, 1933-Sept. 8, 2007

Terrebonne resident Gerardo E. Martinez, 74, died Sept. 8, 2007.
A graveside service will be held Wednesday, Sept. 19, 10 a.m., in the Deschutes Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Martinez was born March 31, 1933, in Monte Vista, Colo., to Lee and Alberia (Salazar) Martinez. He married Betty Smith in Madras on July 25, 1981. He was a supervisor for various frozen food companies for 27 years and worked for Target Stores for 10 years.
He enjoyed wood scrolling, craft shows, traveling and being with his family.
Survivors include his wife Betty Martinez of Terrebonne; sons Patrick, David, Michael and Paul Martinez, all of Pueblo, Colo., and Ted Martinez of Redmond; daughters Della Russo of Crooked River Ranch, Diane Deherra, Gloria Salazar and Michelle Ponce, all of Pueblo, Colo., Fonda McMellon of Redmond, Tina Curran of Greenfield, Calif., Billie Jean Gullickson of Homer, Alaska, and Dana Hinton of Vacaville, Calif.; brothers Ben of Colorado and Porfi of Washington; 26 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorial contributions can be made to a charity of one’s choice or to Hospice of Redmond & Sisters, 732 S.W. 23rd Ave., Redmond, 97756.
Deschutes Memorial Chapel handled the arrangements.


Jeffrey Allen Moltzau
Oct. 23, 1964-Sept. 11, 2007

Jeffrey “Jeff” Allen Moltzau, 42, of Bend, died of natural causes Sept. 11, 2007.
A memorial service was held Sept. 15 in the Redmond Memorial Chapel. A celebration of life gathering followed in his parents’ home in Prineville.
Mr. Moltzau was born Oct. 23, 1964, in Eugene to Jerry and Bev (Porter) Moltzau. He graduated from Mountain View High School in Bend in1983 and attended Central Oregon Community College. He married Lezlie Aiken in Bend on Feb. 5, 2000. He worked for Izzy’s Restaurant, and worked for Food For Less for eight years, Eberhardt’s Dairy for five years, Triple Crown for two years and also worked for Frito-Lay.
He lived almost his entire life in Bend and was a Roman Catholic. He loved the outdoors, especially the Three Sisters and Deschutes River. He enjoyed watching NASCAR, spending time with his family and friends, traveling, beach combing and staying in his family’s cabin. He loved his dogs and cats and his 1971 Chevelle.
Survivors include his wife Lezlie Moltzau of Bend; parents Jerry and Bev Moltzau of Prineville; stepson Ryan Littlefield of Bend; stepdaughter Lexie Littlefield of Redmond; and brothers Steve Moltzau of Prineville and Chris Moltzau of Redmond.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Humane Society of Central Oregon, 61170 S.E. 27th St., Bend, OR, 97702.
Redmond Memorial Chapel handled the arrangements.


James Curtis Pence
Nov. 30, 1937-Sept. 9, 2007

Redmond resident James Curtis Pence, 69, died Sept. 9, 2007.
No services will be held at this time.
Mr. Pence was born Nov. 30, 1937, in Garrison, Ky., to William and Nora (Crane) Pence. He married Edna Lattin in Stevenson, Wash., on June 18, 1961. He worked in construction most of his life.
He was a member of the NRA and Black Powder in Redmond. He enjoyed hunting, shooting, fishing, gardening, riding four-wheelers, spending time with his two dogs and donating his time and toys to children.
Survivors include his wife Edna Pence of Redmond; son Conrad Pence of Klamath Falls; daughters Cathie Sue Washer of Jefferson City, Tenn., Christina Schwerbel of Terrebonne, and Athena Pence; sisters Marty Drew and Carol Powell, both of Portland; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Autumn Funerals handled the arrangements.


Clarice Pettibone
Nov. 18, 1913-Sept. 9, 2007

Former Redmond resident and longtime Jefferson County resident Clarice Pettibone, 93, died Sept. 9, 2007.
A Celebration of Life service will be held Saturday, Sept. 22, 2 p.m., in the Aspen Court Assisted Living Center, 470 N.E. Oak St., Madras.
Mrs. Pettibone was born Nov. 18, 1913, in Louis Creek, B.C., Canada, to Frank and Gussie (Banta) Corwin. The family moved to Jefferson County in 1920 and lived near Culver and Hay Creek. Corwin Arena at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds is named after her father and she was the granddaughter of Jefferson County pioneers John and Sarah (Cook) Corwin. She graduated from Madras Union High School in 1931 and married Clair Osborn in Bend on Dec. 16, 1939. They farmed in Crooked River Ranch, Grizzly and Culver and moved to Redmond in1958. She was a meat wrapper and clerk for Erickson’s and a checker for Safeway. Her husband Clair died in 1966 and she graduated from Phagan’s Beauty College in Bend in 1967. She married Arnold Pettibone in Las Vegas, Nev., on Oct. 16, 1968. They lived in Culver and he died in November 1975.
She was a member of the Our Day Out club in Culver and enjoyed fishing, politics, spending time with her family and watching the Portland Trailblazers.
Survivors include her sons Ronald Corwin of Albany and Jere Osborn of Madras; daughter Janet Franks of Spokane, Wash.; 13 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. In addition to her husbands, she was preceded in death by four brothers and a sister.
Memorial contributions can be made to Mountain View Home Health and Hospice, 470 N.E. A St., Madras, OR, 97741.
Autumn Funerals handled the arrangements.


Melvin Lee Usher
Nov. 27, 1921-Sept. 1, 2007

Redmond resident Melvin Lee Usher, 85, died of cancer Sept. 1, 2007.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Mr. Usher was born Nov. 27, 1921, in Bend to John and Lela (Bell) Usher. He grew up in Ontario and graduated from high school there in 1941. He served in the Navy during World War II for three years. He married Winifred L. Dunbar in Payette, Idaho, on Aug. 26, 1942. They recently celebrated their 65th anniversary. He completed the Central Oregon Community College auto technician program in 1961. He worked for Brooks Scanlon and Mid Oregon Motors (now Carrera Motors) and worked for Powroll Performance, a motorcycle parts manufacturer. He retired in 1987.
He enjoyed gold mining, e-mailing family and friends, riding motorcycles, walking his dogs and spending winters in Yuma, Ariz.
Survivors include his wife Winifred Usher; son M. Craig Usher of Redmond; daughters Wendy Olmstead of Terrebonne and Carol Digiorgio of California; 10 grandchildren; and 31 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister.
Autumn Funerals handled the arrangements.


Donald Michael Stanton
April 17, 1916-Sept. 9, 2007

Redmond resident Donald Michael Stanton, 91, died Sept. 9, 2007.
No services will be held at this time.
Mr. Stanton was born April 17, 1916, in Columbus, Mont., to Edward Bert and Viola (DuBois) Stanton. He married Marguerito E. Sund on April 11, 1939. He served in the Civilian Conservation Corps during World War II. He worked as a log truck driver and was known as “Swede.” He was an honorary Elk member in Florence for more than 50 years.
He enjoyed golfing, fishing, playing Pinochle and cards and family gatherings.
Survivors include his sons Bob Stanton of Redmond and Pete Stanton of Roseburg; daughters Diana Titus of Redmond and Sharon Doggett of Crooked River Ranch; sisters Doris Sprinkel of Corvallis and Gwen Umbras of West Linn; brother Kenneth Stanton of Corvallis, Ore.; 11 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife and a son.
Autumn Funerals handled the arrangements.


Bob Bender
Sept. 14, 1941-Sept. 13, 2007

Redmond resident Bob Bender, 65, died at his home Sept. 13. 2007, after a lengthy illness. Private services will be held at a later date.
Mr. Bender was born Sept. 14, 1941, in Ohio to Charles and Helen (Eure) Bender. He came to Redmond in 1977 from Colorado and Sept. 12, 1978, he married Teri Gaston in Redmond. He worked in telecommunications and electronics for many years and the past 10 years he spent in the engraving business.
He is survived by his wife Teri Bender of Redmond.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Redmond-Sisters.
Redmond Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Keith Concannon
Jan. 1, 1921-Sept. 14, 2007

Redmond resident Keith Concannon, 86, died Sept. 14, 2007 of natural causes.
A service will be held at 11 a.m. Sept. 22 at Redmond Memorial Chapel.
Mr. Concannon was born Jan. 1, 1921, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to Harry and Lelia (Mylon) Concannon. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII and married Evelyn Cooper April 4, 1948, in Cedar Rapids. He worked for Orange County in California and was a board member of the Orange County Retired Employees Association. He moved to Redmond four years ago. He enjoyed trains of all kinds and working on genealogy.
He was preceded in death by a brother, James Concannon.
Survivors include his wife Evelyn Concannon and son Greg, both of Redmond; daughter Diane Concannon-Turk of Woodinville, Wash., and five grandchildren.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.
Redmond Memorial Chapel handled the arrangements.


Dr. Jennings O. Borgen
Oct. 21, 1914-Sept. 15, 2007

Redmond resident Jennings Olander Borgen, 92, died Sept. 15, 2007, of natural causes.
He was born Oct. 21, 1914 on a farm near Crooks, S.D., to Olai and Alma (Bjorgan) Borgen. After graduating from Washington High School in Sioux Falls, S.D., he received a pharmacy degree from South Dakota State University in 1939. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII, afterwards studying medicine at the University of South Dakota. He graduated from University of Washington Medical School in 1950, with the first class of physicians. Dr. Borgen was board certified in general surgery and OB-GYN, practicing medicine in North Bend, Issaquah, and Seattle, where he was a longtime staff doctor at Virginia Mason Hospital.
He was an accomplished writer whose articles appeared in medical journals and the popular press, as well as a researcher and teacher. He held patents on a uniquely reversible birth control device and in 1987 he was awarded South Dakota State University’s Distinguished Alumni Award for Professional Achievement.
He married Claris H. Oien in 1940 in Sioux Falls. They moved to Seattle in 1948 and lived in Meadowbrook for a short time before moving to North Bend in 1952. In 1966 they returned to Seattle and in 2004 he moved to Redmond to be near his son.
Dr. Borgen served on the Sno-Valley School Board and was a member of the Unity Mason Lodge, Scottish Rite and Nile Shriners. He enjoyed playing golf, the violin and the piano, taking piano lessons up until the last month of this life.
He was preceded in death by his wife and brothers Ivan and Harold.
Survivors include son Jim Borgen of Redmond and two grandchildren.
Redmond Memorial Chapel and Evergreen Washelli handled the arrangements.


Marie Louise Snyder
Oct. 18, 1916-Sept. 13, 2007

Redmond resident Marie Louise Snyder, 90, died Sept. 13, 2007. Private services will be held at a later date.
She was born Oct. 18, 1916, in Beckemeyer, Ill., to George and Ella (Klaesener) Schelot. She was married to Robert W. Snyder in Terre Haute, Ind. Sept. 25, 1938, and moved to Portland, Ore., in 1957. In 1992 she moved to Redmond.
Mrs. Snyder was preceded in death by her husband and her siblings.
Survivors include daughters Pam Heere and Linda Gilbo, both of Redmond; Barbara Carroll of Mexico, son Ron Snyder of Charleston, S.C., nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Memorials can be sent to Hospice of Redmond-Sisters, 732 NW 23rd, Redmond, Ore., 97756.
Redmond Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.


Mary A Russo
Nov. 24, 1916-Sept. 15, 2007

Crooked River Ranch resident Mary Russo, 90, died Sept. 15, 2007, at Brookside House in Redmond. A recitation of the Rosary will be held Thursday, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. at Bel-Air Memorial Chapel in Madras. A graveside service will be held Friday, Sept. 21 at 11 a.m. at Deschutes Memorial Gardens in Bend.
Mrs. Russo was born Nov. 24, 1916, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Michael and Elizabeth LaBohn. She married John Russo April 28, 1945, in Brooklyn. She came to Central Oregon nine years ago to be near family. She was a homemaker and mother who took great pride in caring for her son and spending time with her grandchildren. She loved Bingo, reading and crocheting.
She was preceded in death by her husband, two brothers and a sister.
Survivors include her son Joseph Russo of Crooked River Ranch, sisters Helen Rizutti and Jennie Da’Amatoo, both of New York; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Bel-Air Colonial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


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