October 9, 2007

Oct. 10, 2007 Obituaries

Ralph Austin Hammond
June 14, 1919-Oct. 3, 2007
Longtime Redmond resident Ralph Austin Hammond, 88, died Oct. 3, 2007.
A funeral service was held Oct. 9 in the Deschutes Memorial Chapel. A reception followed.
Mr. Hammond was born June 14, 1919, in Redmond to Daniel and Myrtle Hammond. He graduated from Redmond High School and served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He married Violet Fincher Hix in Reno, Nev., on Sept. 13, 1975. He farmed in the Redmond area for many years.
He was a life member of the Redmond VFW and the Redmond Grange. He loved fishing and spending time with his family.
Survivors include his wife Violet Fincher Hix Hammond of Redmond; stepsons Don and Dale Hix of Redmond; stepdaughter Joan Agee of Prineville; sister Lois Baller of Stayton; seven grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brother and a sister.
Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Redmond & Sisters, 732 S.W. 23rd Ave., Redmond, 97756.
Deschutes Memorial Chapel handled the arrangements.

Mary Funnell
May 13, 1913-Oct. 7, 2007
Redmond resident Mary Funnell, 94, died Oct. 7, 2007. No service will be held.
She was born May 30, 1913, in Milwaukie, Ore., to Vincent and Mary (Jacoby) Graf. She was raised in Milwaukie and lived in Portland, Canby, and Woodburn. She married Robert Kenneth Funnell June 30, 1934, in Portland. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Funnell moved to Redmond seven years ago. She enjoyed golf, cards, knitting and crocheting. She was a member of the Milwaukie Elketts and Redmond Community Church.
She was preceded in death by a sister and four brothers.
Survivors include her husband Robert Funnell of Redmond, daughter Kay Powers of Crooked River Ranch, three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
Autumn Funerals of Redmond handled the arrangements.

Robert Eugene Lee
Aug. 29, 1929-Oct. 3, 2007
Redmond resident Robert "Bob" Eugene Lee, 78, died Oct. 3, 2007.
A crypt side service will be held Wednesday, Oct. 10, 1 p.m., in the Deschutes Memorial Garden Chapel.
Mr. Lee was born Aug. 29, 1929, in Mt. Grove, Mo., to Robert H. and Frances Lee. He served in the U.S. Air Force and was a self-taught man. He worked in the maintenance department of the Redmond School District and was also a lumberjack and mill worker.
He was a member of the Moose Lodge and the American Legion. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and loved to tinker with electrical and mechanical things.
Survivors include his son Shawn R. Lee of Oregon; daughter Kimberly D. Carter of Redmond; brother Franklin Lee of Bend; sister Linda Parker of Redmond; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Redmond High School Athletic Department.
Deschutes Memorial Chapel handled the arrangements.

Charles Masamori Oshiro
May 23, 1927-Sept. 24, 2007
Redmond resident Charles "Charley" Masamori Oshiro, 80, died of natural causes Sept. 24, 2007.
A Celebration of Life and memorial service will be held Saturday, Oct. 13, 4 p.m., at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 450 S.W. Rimrock Way. Inurnment will be held in the Hawaiian Memorial Park in Kaneohe, Hawaii.
Mr. Oshiro was born May 23, 1927, in Honolulu, Hawaii. He lived in Hawaii most of his life and moved to Oregon just over a year ago to be near his daughter. He graduated from high school in1945 and was a member of the Elks Lodge in Honolulu. He was a building inspector for the County of Honolulu and retired at the age of 55.
He loved music and played the harmonica, clarinet, saxophone and several percussion instruments.
Survivors include his daughters Maureen Adams-Hegwood of Crooked River Ranch and Michelle Faildo of Mililani, Hawaii; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother Kame Oshiro and a daughter Charlene Moroit.
Memorial contributions can be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL, 33607-1460.
Autumn Funerals handled the arrangements.

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