November 13, 2007

Obituaries

Matthew Clark
Aug. 9, 1957-Nov. 11, 2007
Redmond resident Matthew Christopher Clark, 50, died Nov. 11, 2007 of natural causes. A memorial service will be announced for the coming spring.
Mr. Clark was born Aug. 9, 1957, in Redmond, Ore. to parents Donna M. Clark and Roland Keith Clark. He grew up in Redmond and graduated from Redmond High School. He studied music in Nevada and became an accomplished drummer.
Mr. Clark was a professional musician and toured with several local bands over the years, most recently with The Substitutes.
He enjoyed tutoring music students, hunting fishing, and telling humorous stories.
Survivors include his wife, Anna Day Clark, of Redmond, Ore.; his mother, Donna Clark of Redmond, Ore.; his sisters Marcia McKitrick of Aurora, Ore., Teresa Jahn of Sumpter, Ore., and Valerie Henry of Redmond, Ore.
Autumn Funerals handled the arrangements.

Maria Kazala
Aug. 28, 1922-Nov. 2, 2007
Redmond resident Maria Kazala, 85, died peacefully Nov. 2, 2007.
Kazala was born Aug. 28, 1922 in Kopysno Przemysl, a small town near Lvov, in the Ukraine (at that time part of Poland), the fourth of seven children, to parents Michael and Justine Paslawska. In April 1942, the German army took Maria and the other young people in her town away to work as forced laborers. Maria was sent to Vienna, Austria, and from there to a work farm in Moderburg, in the Austrian countryside, where she was kept for three years, often enduring great physical hardship. After Austria was liberated by the Allies, Maria went to Italy with Stanley Kazala, another Polish national who had worked on a nearby farm. Maria and Stanley were married in Magliano, Italy on June 23, 1945. Instead of returning to Poland after the end of World War II, they stayed in Italy. From there, they went to England, where they lived for seven years and raised two children. In 1955 they emigrated to the United States, settling in Brooklyn, New York, where they had a third child. Maria, in addition to being a homemaker, managed the apartment building where they lived and where Stanley worked as the superintendent. In 1984 Maria and Stanley followed their children west and Maria moved to Pleasant Hill, Calif. In 2002 she moved again, to Redmond, Ore., to be near her daughter, Sophia.
Maria possessed a keen intellect and an excellent sense of humor, and was fluent in Polish, Russian and German in her youth, and later learned Italian and English.
Maria is survived by her daughter, Sophia Kingston, of Redmond, Ore.; sons, Richard Kazala of San Francisco, Calif.; and Edward Kazala of Pleasant Hill, Calif.; and three grandchildren.
Autumn Funerals is in charge of arrangements.

Mary E. Law
Nov. 29, 1921-Nov. 2, 2007
Longtime Estacada resident Mary Elizabeth "Betty" Law died at a Gresham care center on Nov. 2, 2007. She was 85.
A memorial service was held Nov.10 at The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Clackamas, Ore.
Mrs. Law was born Nov. 29, 1921 in Adrian, Ore. to James and Dolly (Ashcraft) Nelson. She was raised in Nampa, Idaho and attended high school and college in Idaho and became a teacher. She taught for two years and in 1942 married David H. Law, Jr. They moved to Culver, Ore. in 1945 and lived on a farm with her family for 41 years. She was a homemaker and involved in many activities including golfing, belonging to the Eastern Star, a bridge club and a garden club. She did office work at the auction yard for 14 years in Madras.
She was preceded in death by her husband David H. Law Jr. in 1996, son, David James Law in 2002 and three sisters.
Survivors include her daughter, Beryl Ann Frenzel of Estacada, Ore.; son Dennis "Roger" Law of McMinnville, Ore.; 10 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.
Estacada Funeral Chapel handled the arrangements.

Frances Halter
April 3, 1926-Nov. 5, 2007
Former Redmond resident Frances Helen Halter, 81, died Nov 5, 2007. Private services will be held.
Mrs. Halter was born April 3, 1926 in Redmond, Ore. to Clyde and Emma Davidson Dahl. She graduated from Redmond High School, became a homemaker and also worked in the clerical and bookkeeping fields. She married twice, first to William "Slim" Roats, then to Paul Halter.
She was an Auxiliary member of the Elks Lodge, the American Legion and the Veteran's of Foreign Wars and the Moose Lodge. She enjoyed reading, needlework and spending time with her family.
She was preceded in death by both of her husbands.
She is survived by her son, William (Bill) Roats of Bend, Ore.
Niswonger-Reynolds Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Olan Webb
July 13, 1925-Nov. 4, 2007
Redmond resident Olan "Tex" Webb, 82, died Nov. 4, 2007 of cancer. There will be a Celebration of Life service Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. at Hollinshead Barn, 1237 NE Jones Rd. in Bend.
Mr. Webb was born July 13, 1925 in Trinidad, Colo., to Bobby Blant and Lola Webb. He grew up in New London, Texas, and graduated from high school there.He served in the Navy during WWII, in Norfolk, Virg. as a radio operator. He lived in Prineville from 1949-1959, Eugene from 1959-1968, Canada for six years, then Clipper Mills, Calif. from 1976-1991 and Lewiston, Idaho off and on over the last 20 years.He married Georgia Muck in 1945 and Rajean Looney on Sept. 27, 1968 in Detroit, Mich.
Webb was a logger and rancher for Hudspeth in Prineville from 1949-1959 and worked as a mechanic for Pappe Caterpillar from 1959-1968 in Eugene, Ore. During the six years he worked for a major heavy equipment manufacturer, he was a training project manager and traveled to 42 different countries. He also managed the rodeo grounds in Lewiston, Idaho for a year before moving to Redmond.
Mr. Webb was involved with the VFW, the Elks, and Professional Rodeo Association. He enjoyed golf and fishing and liked to compete in rodeo, calf roping, team roping, and especially cutting. He loved his cutting horse, Peacock.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his first wife, Georgia; his wife of 39 years, Rajean Webb of Redmond, Ore.; son Ward Webb of Eugene, Ore.; daughters Cynthia Ryall of Eugene, Ore., Debby Nickell of Powell Butte, Ore., and Stephanie Weber of Clarkston, Wash; brothers Bob Webb of Thayne, Wyo., Carl Webb of McMinnville, Ore., and Dick Morse of Salt Lake City, Utah; sisters Alice Jean and Margy, both of Ore.; and eight grandchildren.
Memorial contributions to Hospice of Redmond and Sisters is requested in lieu of flowers.
Arrangements handled by Autumn Funerals.

Robert Wiggins
July 7, 1935-Nov. 7, 2007
Powell Butte resident Robert Carlton Wiggins, 72, died Nov. 7, 2007 of natural causes.
Private services will be held at a later date.
Mr. Wiggins was born July 7, 1935 in Santa Maria, Calif. to Leonard and Jenny (McClane) Wiggins. He served in the United States Air National Guard and was employed by United Airlines, retiring after 27 years working in the purchasing and supply department. He married Jeannie Amsberry on Jan. 19, 1979 in Beaverton, Ore.
He was a member of the Barbershop Harmony Society and Alien's Comedy Quartet for 35 years. He enjoyed singing.
He is preceded in death by one brother and one sister.
Survivors include his wife Jeannie Wiggins; son Jason Thurber of Gresham, Ore.; daughters Sandy Melz of Franklin, Tenn., Tamara Pierce of Gresham, Ore., and Tracy Zimmermann of Albany, Ore.; and eight grandchildren.
Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice Center, 2075 NE Wyatt Ct., Bend, Ore. 97701.
Arrangements handled by Redmond Memorial Chapel.

James Anglin
Mar. 9, 1952-Nov. 4, 2007
James Edward Anglin, 55, died Nov. 4, 2007. No services will be held.
Mr. Anglin was born Mar. 9, 1952, in Dallas, Ore., to Lynn and Mary (Miller) Anglin. He received an associate's degree in fire science and also served in the Army during Vietnam. Anglin was Fire Captain for 28 years in the Lebanon Fire District and retired in 2002. He married Cheryll Adams on Sept. 11, 1976 in Lebanon, Ore.
Mr. Anglin was a member of the Cascade Climbers and enjoyed rock climbing, wind surfing, skiing, biking, running, hiking and white water kayaking.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife Cheryll Anglin of White Salmon, Wash.; son John Anglin of Gilbert, Ariz.; daughter Melanie Waterbury of Lake Oswego, Ore.; sister Joy Burnett of Gold beach, Ore.; and four grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Deschutes Fire and Rescue.
Autumn Funerals handled the arrangements.

Marie Dixon
Jan. 28, 2007-Nov. 2, 2007
Marie V. Dixon, 90, died Nov. 2, 2007 at the home of her son and daughter-in-law in Crooked River Ranch, Ore. A memorial service will be held in the Oregon mountains at a later date.
Marie was born Jan. 28, 1917, in Colorado Springs, Colo., to William and Ollie Mae Cookson. The seventh of eight children, she grew up on a farm in the Missouri Ozarks. Marie, her sisters Ione, Flora, Helen, Esther, Faith, Evelyn and brother William helped their parents work the farm, picking cotton and caring for livestock. Marie shared a love of drama and storytelling with her sisters. The hardships and adventures of life on the farm and during the Great Depression provided her with the many wonderful stories she told to her children and grandchildren.
During the Depression, Marie traveled with her parents and siblings from Missouri to Klamath Falls, Ore., where her older sisters Ione, Flora and Helen lived. At the age of 17, she went to work on the Henley ranch of James and Mary Dixon, where she met Paul Dixon. She and Paul were married June 22, 1935, in Klamath Falls, Ore. They had three children: Robert, Dixie and Pamela.
Marie enjoyed being a mother and homemaker while Paul farmed and drove a log truck and diesel tanker before he became an independent dump truck contractor. During World War II, Marie worked at Weyerhaeuser, but she was most happy making a comfortable home for her family. She was an avid reader, enjoying both fact and fiction. She especially enjoyed good movies and collected many of the classics.
Paul preceded Marie in death in 1995. She is survived by son Robert Dixon; daughters Dixie Beltramo and Pamela Lyon; and grandchildren.
Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society in Marie's name in lieu of flowers.
Autumn Funerals is handling the arrangements.

Thomas Stearns
Dec. 13, 1914-Nov. 7, 2007
Longtime Redmond resident Thomas "Tom" James Stearns, 92, died Nov. 7 , 2007. No services will be held.
Mr. Stearns was born Dec. 31, 1914 in Huntley, Ill. to Fredrick Levi Stearns and Olice Elizabeth (Camp) Stearns. He was a Bend High School graduate and was called into service during World War II while in his senior year at Oregon State University and working in Prineville, Ore. for the forest service. He became a technical sergeant for the Army and attended the Army University in England in the summer of 1945. Mr. Stearns was in the 29th division infantry, a platoon leader and in the European Theater of Operations. He saw combat in northern France, Germany and central Europe and received a Purple Heart for wounds.
In 1950, after the war, he returned to the area and bought the old Redmond Redi-Mix business, selling it in 1973. He moved from Bend to Redmond in 1953 and remained in Redmond ever since. Mr. Stearns was an avid supported of the Redmond Historical Society and a lifetime member of the local Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Mr. Stearns enjoyed fishing, raising the neighborhood kids and was famously known as the man with the neighborhood swimming pool for years. He always had a home for the kids that needed a home.
He was preceded in death by a son, Harvey Jay Stearns.
Survivors include son Richard Dean Stearns of Gresham, Ore.; daughters Delores Marie Stearns of Redmond, Ore. and Doris Kay Rice of Boise, Idaho; and 11 grandchildren.
Contributions may be made to Hospice of Bend/LaPine.
Autumn Funerals is handling the arrangements.

Patricia Fultz
Patricia Fultz, wife of Hoy Fultz of Redmond, died at her home Nov. 11, 2007 at the age of 73. Graveside services will be held at Redmond Memorial Cemetery Friday, Nov. 16 at 1 p.m. A full obituary will run next week. Redmond Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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