September 4, 2007

Sept. 5, 2007 obituaries

Pauline Marie Unger
June. 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.

Jack J. Holmquist
March 13, 1931-Aug.
27, 2007

Redmond resident Jack J. Holmquist, 76, died Aug. 27, 2007.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held Sept. 12 in the St. Pius Catholic Church in Redwood City, Calif.

Mr. Holmquist was born March 13, 1931, in Oakland, Calif., to Harry J. and Emma T. (DuPont) Holmquist. He served in the U.S. Army and in 1953 he was signed by the New York Yankees and played in the C League in Modesto, Calif., for two years. A leg injury ended his career in 1955. He worked as a door salesman for building contractors for 25 years and retired in 1989. He moved to Redmond from Los Gatos, Calif., in 2005.

He was a member of the Catholic Church and loved golfing, watching baseball and being with his dog Buttons.

Survivors include his wife Mary Holmquist of Redmond; sons John Holmquist of Vacaville, Calif., and Mark Holmquist of San Ramon, Calif.; daughters Theresa Holmquist-Winchester of Bend, Cynthia Sackman of Redwood City, Calif., and Carrie Anne Kaufman of Los Gatos, Calif.; and 11 grandchildren.

Memorial contributions can be made to Central Oregon Hospice, 2698 N.E. Courtney Dr., Bend, OR, 97701.

Redmond Memorial Chapel handled the arrangements.

Robert Joseph Robinson
Feb. 5, 1938-Aug. 28, 2007

Redmond resident Robert Joseph Robinson, 69, died Aug. 28, 2007.

A memorial service was held Aug. 31 in Highland Baptist Church.

Mr. Robinson was born Feb. 5, 1938, to William and Madeline (Miller) Robinson. He married Glenda Lorraine (Delp) Robinson Nov. 25, 1960. He was a manufacturing general manager for Structural Composite Industries, during which his projects included the Space Shuttle, Polaris missiles, and expandable bridges for Israel. He retired in 1999.

He was a member of Highland Baptist Church in Redmond. He enjoyed flying his plane and traveling around the U.S. and Canada in his motor home with his family.

Survivors include his wife Glenda Robinson of Redmond; son Robert G. Robinson of Redmond; daughter Teresa Hall of Upland, Calif.; mother Madeline Allred of Redmond; sisters Maryann Bearwood, Sally Marti and Peggy Hartsfield; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father and three brothers.

Memorial contributions can be made to Highland Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 297, Redmond, 97756.

Autumn Funerals handled the arrangements.

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