November 6, 2007


Blaine Edward Schneider
Aug. 30, 1929 - Oct. 31, 2007

Longtime Redmond businessman Blaine Schneider, 78, died Oct. 31, 2007 at his home with his wife and grandson at his side.
Schneider was born Aug. 30, 1929, in Hemingford, S.D., to parents Nicholos and Victoria Schneider. He served in the Korean War. After meeting June while in the service, they married three months later on Oct. 13, 1951, in Las Vegas.
Schneider opened a gas station and service business in Redmond in 1971 and later bought out Mallick and Sons Auto Wrecking, which became Schneider's Motor Clinic and Auto Wrecking, Inc., in 1987. He retired in 1987 after a successful business career.
Schneider loved to fish and spend time with his family, even if was just sitting on the couch talking about anything. After a heart attack earlier in 2007, he was diagnosed with congestive heart failure and struggled with it everyday.
His family was his life and he was happiest with them.
Schneider is survived by June C., his wife of 56 years; four children, Mike, Jeff, Brett and Mieshelle; a sister, Vicki Dahl; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Dianne Marjorie Sherman
Dec. 18, 1945 - Oct. 3, 2007

Former Prineville resident Dianne Marjorie Sherman, 61, died October 3, 2007 of pneumonia. A memorial service was held Nov. 3 in the Cedar Hills Baptist Church in Beaverton.
Ms. Sherman was born Dec. 18, 1945, in Prineville, Ore. to Eugene Roger and Marjorie Viola (Hager) Sherman. She lived in Prineville until 1955 when the family moved to Madras. She graduated from Madras Union High in 1964, then attended Judson Baptist College in Portland from 1964-1966. She worked as an accountant for the insurance industry in Portland for many years.
Ms. Sherman was active in the Cedar Hills Baptist Church for many years and her strong faith sustained her through her life after developing multiple sclerosis. Although she could not walk, Dianne loved shopping and driving her scooter to the store. Her joy in music started in her younger years with playing the piano and singing in school and church choirs. She loved home making, gardening, sewing and crafts. She adored young children, but never married. Dianne loved the neighborhood cats that came to visit her, as well as feeding the squirrels in her yard.
She was preceded in death by her father in 2004.
Survivors include her mother Marjorie Sherman of Redmond, Ore.; brother John Sherman of Portland, Ore.; sisters Elaine Keeley of Bend, Ore. and Mary Jane McNeil of LaPine, Ore.; 13 nieces and nephews; 19 great nieces and nephews.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in her name to the Radio Bible Class-RBC Ministries, PO Box 270, Grand Rapids, MI 49501-0270; the National MS Society, Oregon Chapter, 104 SW Clay St., Portland, Ore. 97201; or Cedar Hills Baptist Church, 2470 SW Roxbury Ave., Portland, Ore. 97225.
Prineville Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Charles A. Perkins
Dec. 23, 1927-Oct. 21, 2007

Redmond resident Charles A. Perkins, 79, died Oct. 21, 2007. Services will be held at a later date.
Mr. Perkins was born Dec. 23, 1927 in York County, Neb. to parents Wesley and Elsie (Gould) Perkins. He married Marion Wahl on January 26, 1949 in Moro, Ore. He was in the Air Force for four years and worked as a construction surveyor for 30 years.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, traveling and being with family.
Survivors include his wife Marion Perkins of Redmond; son John C. Perkins of Lacey, Wash.; daughters Theresa S. Norconk of Redmond, Ore. and Laura A. Ketsdever of Eaglepoint, Ore.; 11 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Bend/LaPine.
Autumn Funerals handled the arrangements.

Bonnie Elliot
Nov. 30, 1944-Oct. 30-2007

Redmond resident Bonnie Elliot, 62, died Oct. 30, 2007 after a long battle with cancer.
Memorial services will be held Nov.18 at 11:00 a.m. at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall on Veterans Way in Redmond.
Mrs. Elliot was born Nov. 30, 1944, in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to parents Gerhard and Lilly (Dittmer) Nordman. She moved to Redmond at age 11 and participated in junior rodeo when in high school, winning several buckles and a saddle. She graduated from Redmond High School in 1962, was an undergraduate at the University of Oregon in 1966 and graduated with a master's degree in foreign language from the University of Wisconsin in 1968. Bonnie taught Spanish for 32 years (in Culver, Medford and Sprague and then in Bend from 1987-2000) and in 1990 was named Oregon's Teacher of the Year.
She married Raymond Elliott on June 11, 1971 in Redmond. They raised and raced quarter horses together. Bonnie enjoyed reading, traveling, crossword puzzles and camping.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents and a brother, Dennis Nordman.
Survivors include her brother Gerald Nordman of Redmond, Ore.; sisters Barbara Rosebrook of Terrebonne, Ore., and Corrina Simpson of Redmond, Ore.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Susan G. Komen Foundation (for breast cancer research), 5005 LBJ Fwy., Ste. 250, Dallas, Texas.
Autumn Funerals handled the arrangements.

William Hibberd
July 26, 1943-Oct. 26-2007

Redmond resident William "Bill" Eugene Hibberd, 64, died Oct. 26, 2007 of cancer. A Mass was held Nov. 5 at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Redmond.
Mr. Hibberd was born July 26, 1943 in Alexandria, Va. to John and Dolores (Thelen) Hibberd. He was raised and educated in Vancouver, Wash. and graduated from Hudson's Bay High School in 1961. He worked for Boeing in Seattle for several years, then joined the Air Force during Vietnam, serving as an instructor at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Miss. He married Gamin Kelso Nov. 27, 1965 in Vancouver, Wash.and moved to Longview, Wash. in 1970 and then to Redmond in 2003.
Mr. Hibberd worked for Weyerhauser for 32 years as an electronics technician and a supervisor for the pulp paper mill. He also taught electronics and instrumentation at Lower Columbia Community College in Longview. Mr. Hibberd worked for Bend Heating and Sheet Metal for one and a half years after moving to Redmond.
He was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church in Redmond and enjoyed spending time with his family, reading golfing, biking and working in the yard.
Survivors include his wife Gamin Hibberd of Redmond, Ore.; parents John and Dolores Hibberd of Vancouver, WA.; sons William Hibberd of Kelso, Wash.; and Justin Hibberd of Redmond, Ore.; daughters Becki Hibberd-of Kelso, Wash.; Melissa Parker of Redmond, Ore.; Stephanie Rutt of Longview, Wash.; and Amanda Hibberd of Portland, Ore.; brother Robert Hibberd of Oregon City, Ore.; sisters Frances Anderson of Vancouver, Wash., Nancy Ipox of Vancouver, Wash., and Diana Grove of Vancouver, Wash.; 15 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Autumn Funerals handled the arrangements.

Gordon Hudson
Jan. 5, 1940-Oct. 30, 2007

Gordon Walter Hudson, 67, died Oct. 30, 2007 at his home in Portland from cancer.
A memorial was held Nov. 5 in Portland.
He was born on Jan. 5, 1940, in Sandpoint, Idaho to Alva G. and Alta Fern (Donner) Hudson. He graduated from Coquille High School in 1958 and was a veteran of the US Army from 1958-1961. He worked at Georgia Pacific in Coos Bay, Ore. from 1961 to 1975 before moving to Redmond, where he lived until 1982. He married Colleen Marie Jones on Dec. 12, 1975. He lived in Alaska from 1982 to 1990 and moved to Portland in 1990 and worked at Warner Pacific in maintenance for 11 years. He began working with his dad as a contractor and has continued in construction for his lifetime. His father was a minister for the Church of God and Gordon was an active member at Lynchwood Church of God where he was Chairman of the Board and served as the caretaker for White Branch Youth Camp from 2002 to 2004. Gordon loved hunting and fishing and enjoyed bowling, singing, photography and computers.
Survivors include his wife Colleen of Portland, Ore.; sons Philip Hudson of San Jose, Calif.; Bruce Hudson of Neu-Anspach, Germany; and Cary Hudson of Coos Bay, Ore.; daughters Stephanie Foster of Southampton, NY; and Candra Stovall of Portland; stepson David Riggins of Portland; stepdaughters Debra Strickland of Clackamas, Ore. and Sherrie Nicholson of Tacoma, Wash.; sisters Verna Mae VanCalcar of McMinnville, Ore.; and Alva Jean Robirts of Redmond; 13 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents Alva & Alta Hudson in September 2007, 11 days apart after 69 years of marriage.
Contributions may be made to the to kidney cancer research.

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