November 20, 2007

Obituaries

Matthew Clark
Aug. 9, 1957-Nov. 3, 2007
Redmond resident Matthew Christopher Clark, 50, died Nov. 3, 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.

Patricia Fultz
May 7, 1934-Nov. 11, 2007
Longtime Redmond resident Mrs. Patricia A. "Pat" Fultz, 73, died Nov. 11, 2007. An internment took place at Redmond Memorial Cemetery on Nov. 16.
Mrs. Fultz was born May 7, 1934, in Chicago, Ill. to Waldo and Alice (Courval) Ball. She graduated from Lyons Township High School in LaGrange, Ill. and married Hoy Fultz in Redmond on March 16, 1963. She was employed for 24 years with the Redmond School District as a tutor and retired in 1996.
Mrs. Fultz enjoyed playing bunco and traveling.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister and one grandson.
Survivors include her husband, Hoy Fultz of Redmond, Ore.; son David Fultz of Redmond, Ore.; and daughters Kelly Baerwaldt of Woodinville, Wash., Kimberly Bower of Oak Harbor, Wash., and Mollie Bigelow of Redmond, Ore.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Center, 2075 NE Wyatt Ct., Bend, OR 97701.
Arrangements were handled by Redmond Memorial Chapel.

Josephine LeBlanc
June 9, 1931-Nov. 10, 2007
Redmond resident Josephine "Mama Jo" LeBlanc, 76, died Nov. 10, 2007 of ALS. A Celebration of Life service was held Nov. 16 at Zion Lutheran Church in Redmond.
Mrs. LeBlanc was born June 9, 1931 in Detroit, Mich. to Harry and Edna Cain. She grew up in Cottage Grove, Ore., but attended Franklin High School in Portland, Ore. during her final years of education. She lived in Tigard, Ore. about 40 years, and married Jerry LeBlanc on Aug. 6, 1983 in Sherwood, Ore. She was a meat wrapper for 20 years and worked as Assistant Greens Manager for The Greens Golf Course in Redmond for 11 years.
Mrs. LeBlanc was an active member of Zion Lutheran Church and enjoyed skiing, golfing, and traveling.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a stepson.
Survivors include her spouse Jerry LeBlanc of Redmond; sons John L. Sutton, James A. Sutton, and Jeff M. Sutton, all of Portland, Ore.; daughters Jill Marie Walsworth of Lake Oswego, Ore. and Lori Schnoor of Puyallup, Wash.; sister Janet Locke of Claskenine, Ore.; and 13 grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the ALS Association, Hospice of Redmond and Sisters, and the Zion Lutheran Church Building fund.
Autumn Funerals of Redmond handled the arrangements.

James C. Bell
Jan. 30, 1915-Nov.10, 2007
Longtime Redmond resident James C. Bell, 92, died Nov. 10, 2007. Private family services were held.
Mr. Bell was born Jan. 30, 1915 in Homer City, Pa.
He was raised and schooled in Johnstown, Pa. and as a young man lived in Tule Lake, Calif. He was in the Army during WWII (European Theater). Mr. Bell married Della O'Dell Gibson in 1956 in Reno, Nev. and they later moved to Redmond.
He loved to fish.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Della, in 1991.
Survivors include stepson Harold Gibson of Redmond, Ore.
Macy & Son, Funeral Directors handled the arrangements.

Leona Poulton
Feb. 7, 1940-Nov. 7, 2007
Redmond resident Leona Mae Poulton, 67, died Nov. 7, 2007. No services will be held.
Mrs. Poulton was born Feb. 7, 1940 in Prineville, Ore. to Clarence and Lida (Houghton) Derr. She was self-employed in janitorial work and was affiliated with the High Desert Treasure Club of Bend. She enjoyed hunting, fishing, gold prospecting and watching jewelry channels.
Survivors include her husband James Poulton of Terrebonne, Ore.; daughters Flora Penrod of Arizona, Rosanna Morera of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Minda Zoloth of Salt Lake City; and several grandchildren.
Autumn Funerals handled the arrangements.

Joel Ribich
Aug. 9, 1975-Nov. 8, 2007
Former Redmond resident Joel Michael Ribich, 32, died Nov. 8, 2007. A Celebration of Life service was held Nov. 14 in Eugene, Ore.
Mr. Ribich was born Aug. 9, 1975 in Salem Ore. to Frank and Norma J. (Pollock) Ribich. His education included a double major and he received a bachelor's of science degree from the University of Oregon in Environmental Studies and Psychology. Mr. Ribich was employed as a real estate developer.
Survivors include his parents Frank and Norma J. Ribich of Redmond, Ore.; and sister Maegen Ribich.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Joel Michael Ribich Memorial Fund for Scholarships, PO Box 764, Redmond, OR 97756.
Crown Memorial Center handled the arrangements.

Zella Morton
Jan. 24, 1924-Nov. 13, 2007
Longtime Redmond resident Zella (Scharick) Morton, 83, died Nov. 13, 2007, after a long illness. Graveside services were held Nov. 19 at the Redmond Memorial Cemetery.
Mrs. Morton was born Jan. 24, 1924 in Plum Creek Township, N.D., to Anton and Rosa Scharick. She spent her childhood and attended high school in Plum Creek Township and in 1941 came to Redmond where she met her future husband, a cadet pilot in the U.S. Army Air Corp. She married Victor L. Morton on Jan.2, 1941, in Eagle Pass, Texas. They lived in Redmond after WWII until her husband was recalled in 1953 to serve as a pilot in the U.S. Air Force. They lived all over the U.S. and in Japan during her husband's military career. They returned to Redmond in 1968 after military retirement and joined the Butler Aircraft "family", where her husband flew air retardant tankers until his death.
Mrs. Morton was a homemaker who enjoyed oil painting, gardening, reading, dancing, and a variety of crafts. She made a loving home for her family no matter where in the world they lived.
She was preceded in death by her husband Victor L. Morton in 1979, her son, Victor G. Morton in 2005, and six brothers and sisters.
Survivors include her daughter Paula Morton of Redmond, Ore.; her brother Louis Scharick of Tumwater, Wash.; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans or any other veteran's organization.
Redmond Memorial Chapel handled the arrangements.

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