October 30, 2007

Obituaries Oct. 31, 2007

Ruby J. Johnson
May 1, 1951Oct. 21, 2007

Former Redmond resident Ruby J. Johnson died of heart complications Oct. 21, 2007, in Drain. She was 56.
A memorial service was held Oct. 26, 2007, at the Drain Church of Christ.
Mrs. Johnson was born May 1, 1951, in Salem, to parents Earl and Vonna Jones Leach. She graduated from Drain High School in 1969.
On June 14, 1969, in Drain, she married William Johnson, who survives.
Mrs. Johnson lived Drain for 40 years, except for a time in Redmond in the 1970s and early ‘80s.
Mrs. Johnson was a housewife, bookkeeper and gas station owner. A member of the Drain Church of Christ and Beta Sigma Pi sorority, she enjoyed reading, spending time with family, hunting and fishing in Eastern Oregon and helping with children at church. She had just returned from a vacation to Disneyland with her grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Johnson is survived by a son Nick Johnson of Drain; a daughter Sheri Derrick of Curtain; a brother Tom Leach of Reedsport; and five grandchildren.
Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel, Cottage Grove was in charge of arrangements.


Anthony McGrady
1937-2007

Terrebonne resident Anthony James McGrady, 70, died Oct. 18, 2007. A memorial was held Oct. 26.
Mr. McGrady was born in 1937 in Tacoma, Washington, to James and Patricia (Dickenson) McGrady. He attended Grace Community Presbyterian Church in Bend and enjoyed studying the Bible, working in his yard and spending time with his family.
Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Pat McGrady, sons Eric McGrady of Vancouver, Wash.; Erin Hargrove of Redmond, Ore.; Patti Jacobs of Gresham, Ore.; and four grandchildren.
Autumn Funerals handled the arrangements


Carolyn Poage
Aug. 30, 1931-Oct. 28, 2007

Redmond resident Carolyn M. Poage, 76, died Oct. 28, 2007, of cancer. A recitation of the rosary was held Oct. 30 and a burial Mass will be held Oct. 31 at 11 a.m. at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Redmond.
Mrs. Poage was born Aug. 30, 1931, in San Francisco, Calif. to Thomas F. and Anne (Trieweiler) Sheridan. She was an entrepreneur who worked in real estate for many years. She marred Loran Poage Dec. 7, 1963, in San Francisco. The couple came to Redmond 30 years ago from Moses Lake, Wash.
Mrs. Poage belonged to St. Francis Catholic Church in Bend for 25 years and St. Thomas in Redmond for five years. She enjoyed beading, making jewelry, and raising horses.
Survivors include her husband Loran Poage of Redmond, daughter Kathleen Kuper of Redmond; brother Tom Sheridan of Monte Sereno, Calif.; sisters Shirlianne Sheridan of Saratoga, Calif., and Lorraine Zullo of Los Gatos, Calif.; and three grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Thomas Catholic Church building fund. Redmond Memorial Chapel handled the arrangements.

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