December 18, 2007

Obituaries

Betty Denton
Nov. 9, 1923-Nov. 30, 2007

Redmond resident Betty Leonora Denton, 84, died Nov. 30, 2007. A private service will be held at a later date.

Mrs. Denton was born Nov. 9, 1923, in Atlanta, Ga., to Reginald and Lucia (Watson) Colley. She married Eric Denton in Camp Polk, La. in 1942 and was an insurance clerk at the Southern Humboldt Medical Center. She lived in Garberville, Calif. from 1958 to 1970, and Santa Rosa from 1970 to 1999, when she moved to the Bend and Redmond areas.

Mrs. Denton enjoyed painting, board games (especially Trivial Pursuit and Scrabble), travel, and was an avid square dancer. She was included in a Reebok commercial, and participated in crowd scenes in several movies during the 1970s. She was also a church organist for many years, as well as a choir member. She had a sense of humor and loved practical jokes and parties.

Mrs. Denton was preceded in death by her husband in 1983, and her parents.

She is survived by sons Michael Denton of Redmond, Ore., and Ken Denton of North Bend, Ore.; daughter Cynthia Denton of Santa Rosa, Calif.; and six grandchildren.

Redmond Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.


Dorothy Warford
June 12, 1935-Nov. 23, 2007

Dorothy C. (Urion) Warford, 72, died Nov. 23, 2007 of natural causes. Services will be held Dec. 8 at 11 a.m. at Christian Life Center in Bend.

Mrs. Warford was born June 12, 1935 in Plains, Mont. to Roy and Hazel (Durrin) Urion. She married Melvin R. Warford on Nov. 21, 1987 in Martinez, Calif. and was a children’s worker on staff at Christian Life Center and a teller at US Bank. She was a member of Open Bible Standard and Four Square Churches and enjoyed children’s work, photography and crafts.

Mrs. Warford was preceded in death by her first husband Leslie W. Earp, her parents, her sons Alan L. Earp and John W. Earp, and her grandsons Casey R. Warford and Nathan Warford.

Survivors include her husband, Melvin R. Warford; son Jim Warford of Walnut Creek, Calif.; daughters Cindy Neaderhiser of Bend, Ore., Caroly Folk of La Pine, Ore., Marcia Warford of Brentwood, Calif., and Teri Rapp of Huntington Beach, Calif.; sister Sandra Waggener of Prineville, Ore.; and 22 grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Christian Life Center, 21720 Hwy. 20, Bend, OR 97701.

Autumn Funerals is in charge of the arrangements.

Ellen Williams
June 20, 1908-Dec. 4, 2007

Ellen Williams, 99, died Dec. 4, 2007 in Redmond. A public graveside service will be held Dec. 7, 2007 at 1 p.m. at Redmond Memorial Cemetery with Mac McIntosh officiating.

Mrs. Williams was born June 20, 1908 in Prineville, Ore. to Alfred and Ruby (Campbell) Parkey. She married Ransome Williams on May 23, 1933 in Bend and lived in Central Oregon her entire life. She was a homemaker and enjoyed taking care of her family. They were the most important thing in her life.

Mrs. Williams was preceded in death by her husband, one daughter, six sons, two brothers, and her parents.

Survivors include sons Glenn Williams, Ham Williams and Ray Williams, all of Terrebonne, Ore.; daughters Doris Drew of Springfield, Ore., and Wilma Todd of Prineville, Ore.; sisters Ethel McFadden of Mitchell, Ore., Fernette McDowell of Silver Lake, Ore., Mary Johnson of Redmond, Ore., and Frances Mogus of Boise, Idaho; and 31 grandchildren.

Redmond Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Robert Krell
April 7, 1945-Nov. 29, 2007

Robert E. Krell, 72, died Nov. 29, 2007 of natural causes. A service will be held at a later date.

Mr. Krell was born April 7, 1945 in San Diego, Calif. to Lawrence and Barbara (Walker) Krell. He married Debra Hope on June 24, 1996 in Vancouver, Wash. and served in the US Army. Mr. Krell was employed as a maintenance worker at Fox Hollow Assisted Living in Bend and taught school in Portland Public Schools for 16 years. He moved from Hillsboro, Ore. five years ago.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife; sisters Sandra Steed of Oceanside, Calif., and Larinda Piekerton of La Mesa, Calif.; sons Gary of American Falls, Idaho, and John of Germany; daughters Natalie Canland of Arizona, Tamara Justice of Washington, Melanie Stone of Terrebonne, Ore., Melissa Smith of Portland, Ore., and Diana Gunther; and 13 grandchildren.

Redmond Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Melvin Tingle
May 18, 1917-Dec. 4, 2007

Longtime Madras resident Melvin Earl Tingle, 90, died Dec. 4, 2007 at East Cascade Assisted Living Center. A funeral service was held Dec. 10 at United Methodist Church.

Mr. Tingle was born May 18, 1917, in Miller, S.D. to Willis and Mae (Scroggins) Tingle. He married Aleatha Summers on Feb. 4, 1939 in Nampa, Idaho and moved to Madras in 1946 where he was self employed as a crop/livestock farmer for many years.

Mr. Tingle was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Central Oregon Shrine Club and the United Methodist Church. He was a former member of the Oregon Cattleman Association and the Jefferson County Fair Board. Mr. Tingle loved visiting people and enjoyed playing cards, golf, and riding four wheelers.

He was preceded in death by a son and a brother.

Survivors include his wife, Aleatha Tingle of Madras, Ore.; son Dennis Tingle of Madras, Ore.; brother Omar Tingle of Springville, Calif.; and five grandchildren.

Bel-Air Colonial Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Robert Cantrell
April 30, 1927-Dec. 4, 2007

Robert Cantrell, 80, died Dec. 4, 2007. A family graveside service will be held at a later date.

Mr. Cantrell was born April 30, 1927, in Pelk, Ark. to George and Camie Cantrell. He spent most of his life in Bangs, Texas, where he had a small engine repair shop, and later moved to Central Oregon to be closer to family. Mr. Cantrell loved music, sitting on the porch in the evening playing his fiddle for anyone that would listen, fishing and visiting with loved ones. He was a very loving and caring Christian and will be greatly missed by his family and those who came to know this gentle man.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, four sisters, his wife Lavada and his daughter.

Survivors include his sister Dixie Haack of Dallas, Ore., and four grandchildren.

Autumn Funerals is in charge of the arrangements.

William Workman
June 18, 1937-Dec. 5, 2007

William A. Workman, 70, died Dec. 5, 2007. Graveside services will be held Dec. 13 at 2:00 p.m. at Deschutes Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Workman was born June 18, 1937, in Sandstone, Minn. to William A. and Alice Workman. He owned and operated Workman’s Transport and had worked for R.L. Coates Redi-mix and Hap Taylor and Sons in Bend. He most recently managed Paradise RV Park in Quartsite, Ariz.

Mr. Workman enjoyed karaoke as he loved to sing. He also loved to hunt, fish, camp, and cut wood, but most of all he loved being with his family and friends.

Survivors include his wife Patricia Workman of Quartsite, Ariz.; his mother Alice Workman of Hinckley, Minn.; son Alan Workman of Minn.; brothers Maynard of Hinckley, Minn., Byron of Fortine, Mont., and Kevin of Redmond, Ore.; sisters Linda Klejeski of Goldendale, Wash., and Lorene Bork of Hinckley, Minn.; and four grandchildren.

Deschutes Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.


Michael Drew
March 16, 1952-Dec. 14, 2007

Michael Clyde Drew, 55, died Dec. 14, 2007, of cancer. A memorial service was held Dec. 18 at Dayspring Fellowship Church in Keizer.

Mr. Drew was born March 16, 1952, in Redmond, to Clyde and Doris (Fox) Drew. He was employed as a field man and manager in the agricultural industry. On March 17, 1972, in Reno, NV, he married Kitty Allman , who survives.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Drew is survived by his parents; daughters Bobbi Jo Hart of Las Vegas, NV; Jennifer Jordan of Hubbard, Ore.; and Megan Drew of McMinnville, Ore.; sisters Linda McCright of Redmond, Ore.; Shellie Drew of Springfield, Ore.; and AnnMarie Ruiz of Gervais, Ore.; brothers Dale Drew of Yucaipa, Calif., and Corey Drew of Independence, Ore.; and four grandchildren.

Major Family Funeral Home handled the arrangements.


Eleanor Johnson
July 21, 1922-Dec. 12, 2007

Eleanor Lois Johnson, 85, died Dec. 12, 2007. A Celebration of Life will be held July 8, 2008 at the Redmond Senior Activity Center.

Ms. Johnson was born July 21, 1922, in Graham, Kan., to Clair and Grace McCain. She worked various kinds of jobs, although she loved the 21 years she worked at the Redmond Veterinary Clinic as a receptionist, bookkeeper and surgical assistant to Dr.’s Buck Lewis, Bob Huckfeld and Jim Lock. Ms. Johnson moved to Cottage Grove, then to Seattle, and in 1952 moved to Redmond.

She is preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her daughter Vicki Eide of West Linn, Ore.; three sisters; and two grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers make contributions to a favorite charity in memorial of Eleanor L. Johnson.

Deschutes Memorial Chapel is handling the arrangements.

Janet Peterson
June 30, 1927-Dec. 17, 2007

Redmond resident Janet M. Peterson died at her home Dec. 17, 2007.

A memorial service will be held Friday, Dec. 21 at 11 a.m. at Highland Baptist Church.

Mrs. Peterson was born June 30, 1927, in Salem, Ore., to Floyd W. and Letha (Weiss) Gibson. She lived and worked in Medford for several years then worked in the payroll department at Willamette University before retiring and moving from Silverton, Ore., to Central Oregon in 1984.

She married Melvin Peterson April 16, 1977. He preceded her in death in 2005.

Survivors include daughters Kathy Butts of Redmond and Leanne Simpson of Terrebonne, son David Hunt of Menifee, California; sisters Pearl Gorton of Redmond, 16 grandchildren and 11great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be sent to Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch, 19344 Innes Market Rd, Bend, Ore., 97701. Redmond Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Wendell Wolles
Jan. 22, 1926-Dec. 13, 2007

Crooked River Ranch resident Wendell Eugene Wolles died of cancer Dec. 13 2007.

A memorial will be held Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2008, at 2 p.m. at Autumn Funerals in Redmond.

Mr. Wolles was born Jan. 22, 1926, in Fullerton, Neb., to John and Vera (Jennings) Wolles. He grew up on a farm and graduated from high school there. Mr. Wolles served in the Navy during WWII in the Pacific Theater. He worked in a flour mill in Nebraska for several years then was schooled in the printing trade by the GI Bill, working as a typesetter in a print shop for 10 years. Later he and his wife Norma -- who he married in Grand Island, Neb., August 1, 1947 -- owned a dog grooming business. The couple moved to Crooked River Ranch in 1999.

He was a member of the Redmond VFW and Grand Island Kennel Club. He enjoyed traveling around the U.S. and Canada in his RV and making things out of wood such as picture frames, bird houses and whirley gigs. He loved dogs.

He was preceded in death by his daughter and a brother.

Survivors include his wife Norma Wolles of Crooked River Ranch, Ore.; son Jerry Wolles of Ocean Shores, Wash.; brother Raymond Wolles of Roseburg, Ore.; and three grandchildren.

Autumn Funerals of Redmond handled the arrangements.

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