March 28, 2008

March 26, 2008 digest

RHS junior Kyle Baca during track meet with Bend March 18.
(photo by Gary G. Newman/copyright Redmond Spokesman)

  • A Redmond planning commissioner is suggested the city make lemonade from lemons by utilizing an isolated strip of land adjacent to the Highway 97 rereoute for a linear park. The site just so happens to encompass the former Frank Redmond homestead -- namesake and founder of Redmond -- so historical interpretation is also being suggested, along with a walking trail and dog park area.
  • Redmond Parks and Recreation Department has leased the former Baseball & More facility in east Redmond. The district plans on moving rec department staff offices there to free up space in the Cascade Swim Center, and offer more sport-related programs than it can currently supply.
  • The Stockton Cafe sign is down from its former home in downtown Redmond, but not gone forever. The historic sign has been donated to the Redmond Historical Commission.

Redmond Spokesman Obituaries

Matt Lisius
Aug. 12, 1922-March 17, 2008
Redmond resident Matt Lisius, 85, died March 17, 2008.
No services will be held.
Mr. Lisius was born Aug. 12, 1922, in Selfridge, N.D., to Henry and Ana (Basting) Lisius. After high school he joined the U.S. Army and served World War II and fought in the European Theater. He married Thelma Lawson in Redmond on July 5, 1947. He was a lumber grader and retired in 1984. He moved to Central Oregon from North Dakota in the early 1940s.
He enjoyed photography, gardening, hiking, electronics and reading.
Survivors include his wife Thelma M. Lisius of Redmond; and daughter Nora M. Lisius of Redmond. He was preceded in death by his parents and eight siblings.
Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Redmond-Sisters.
Redmond Memorial Chapel handled the arrangements.

Nye Stanley Skaggs

Jan. 23, 1934 - March 6, 2008
Redmond resident Nye “Junior” Stanley Skaggs, died March 6, 2008, at the age of 74.A memorial service was held March 21 at Redmond Assembly of God.
Mr. Skaggs was born Jan. 23, 1934, in Preacher Creek, near Alsea, Ore., the son of Walter and Jessie Skaggs.
Mr. Skaggs served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a logger and after retiring he worked as a caretaker for homes in Sisters and Redmond. He was affiliated with the bird sanctuary in Sisters and the Redmond Assembly of God Church. He also helped set up the Friday Night Hang Out in Bend. He lived in Sisters for many years before moving to Redmond.
Survivors include his wife, Melissa; six sons, Larry, Richard, Kevin, Kent, James and Nicholas; three daughters, Mellissa, Cathy and Sherry; a stepdaughter, Debby; seven sisters, Marge, Meta, Carmi, Meissia, Juana, Justine and Darice; 13 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two sisters.
Redmond Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Eugene Chamberlain
Oct. 13, 1925 - March 17, 2008

Eugene Chamberlain of Redmond died March 17 of natural causes. He was 82.
Graveside services were held March 21 at Redmond Memorial Cemetery.
Mr. Chamberlain was born Oct. 13 1925 in Crofton, Neb. to Fred and Jesse (Steele) Chamberlain.
After high school he joined the army during World War II and earned a Silver Star .
He married June Segard in Yankton, S. D. and worked as an airline maintenance worker in Los Angeles until he retired.
Survivors include a son, Gary Chamberlain of bend, and three daughters, Gail Griffith of El Segundo, Calif., Becky Lafon of Segus, Calif., and Cheryl Thistle of Torrance, Calif.
He was preceded in death by his wife, a sister and his parents.
Autumn Funerals of Redmond handled the arrangements.

William Deets
June 19, 1926-Feb. 26, 2008

William “Noel” Deets of Klamath Falls, Ore. died Feb. 26, 2008. He was 81.
Memorial services have been held.
Deets was born June 19, 1926 in Dierks, Arkk, to William and Eulon Deets. His family moved to Klamath Falls in 1937, where he met his future wife, Frances Glicrist.
After graduating high school in 1944, he served with the U.S. Army 96th Division during World War II, fighting in Okinawa and earning the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. After the war, he returned home and married Frances on June 29, 1947 in Klamath Falls.
Deets earned a bachelor's degree from Southern Oregon College in 1956 and began a teaching career. He later completed a master's degree from the University of Oregon, and worked as a teacher, a speech pathologist, and special education director in Redmond, Prineville, and Ashland before returning to Klamath Falls in 1975.
A saxophone player, he was a member of the Klamath Symphony. Deets was also an avid tennis player, a member of the Old Car Club, and dedicated to his family and his church.
Deets was preceded in death by his parents and his granddaughter Lindsay. Survivors include his wife Frances; sisters Erma Barton and Evelyn Garner; brother Merle; daughters Leigh Ann and Gayle; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions can be made to Klamath Hospice Inc., 4745 S. Sixth Street, Klamath Falls, OR, 97603.
Ward’s Klamath Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Alice Caroline Rose
July 5, 1918-March 20, 2008

Forest Grove resident Alice Rose, 89, died March 20, 2008.
Private interment will be held at the Willamette National Cemetary in Portland.
She was born July 5, 1918, in Gig Harbor, Wash., to Bert and Emma Wilhelmina (Nashlund) Petersen. She grew up iand graduated from high school in the Gig Harbor area, with some time spent in Skagway Alaska. Mrs. Rose married Kenneth W. Rose Sept. 25, 1946, in Tacoma, Wash., and marriage the couple lived in Belfair, Poulsbo, and Vancouver, Wash. In 1985 they moved to the Jantzen Beach area of Oregon.
Mrs. Rose moved to Terrebonne, Ore., after her husband died in 1986, and in subsequent years lived in Baker City, Redmond, and Beaverton. In 2007 she moved to Forest Grove.
She was a homemaker who enjoyed cooking, sewing and othter crafts, nutrition, gardening and church activities. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Brownsville, Wash. and later the Church of God in Vancouver, Baker City, and Redmond.
She was preceded in death by her husband, brother Arthur Petersen, and sister Anna May Quensel.
Survivors include daughters Marianne Yardley of Ukiah, Oregon; Deborah Harp of Gaston, Ore.; son K. Steven Rose of McLean, Virginia, four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren.
Tualatin Valley Funeral Alternatives made the arrangements.

March 18, 2008

March 19 in brief

  • A group of community members, many graduates of Redmond Union High School when it was on Ninth Street, have formed a community to try and find a new owner/use for the aging building, should Redmond School District build a new elementary school.
  • The city's proposed Public Facilities Plan, a planning 'road map' listing all the infrastructure improvements the city is expected to need in the next 20-plus years (depending on growth rate), along with the estimated costs, has been released. The plan would steeply increase System Development Charges collected on new construction, in phased-in jumps.
  • Barely more than a year ago a handful of Redmond businesses used social gaming as a draw for customers but concerns about compliance with state law has discouraged most of those. Today only one business, Millennium Cafe, allows gaming with cash exchanging hands (between players).

Monitor Cline Falls park

Spokesman editorial

Last week the Oregon State Parks and Recreation Department announced that it was instituting a ban on alcohol for Cline Falls Scenic Viewpoint. According to the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Department it responded to more than 100 calls at the popular day use area in 2007.

This came as welcome news to anyone who has had occasion to visit the park in the last few years – unless of course they were one of those unruly louts who made the place inhospitable for the sober.

Cline Falls is a treasure for the Redmond area. We’re a dry town. Unlike Bend and Prineville we have no picturesque river or creek running through our the city. Without water in town -- discounting the canals, which we’re supposed to stay out of – Cline Falls is our nearest aquatic opportunity.

Only four miles out of town Redmond, Cline Falls is an oasis of green in a sea of browns, resplendent with soft grass, picnic tables and barbecues, horseshoe pits and swimming holes.

Unfortunately, what makes it great is also its downfall. Cline Falls is outside the city but close by, and it’s free – no gate or ranger collecting a few bucks and scrutinizing the visitors.

Its proximity and remoteness, and lack of park staff presence, has encouraged a seedier element than is preferable for most folks. Kids skulk into the viewpoint (we all call it a park – not sure what the state sees as the difference) to party and adults who ought to know better hook up with friends for loud obnoxious barbecues and river floats.

Most likely it isn’t so much the alcohol – people over 21 are allowed to drink in Redmond parks provided they are not in a group of more than 10 – that causes the trouble but mixing alcohol with the lack of accountability that comes with a remote location.

Of late many families don’t enjoy Cline Falls. They don’t feel safe, or at the very least, comfortable. When families arrive they often find carloads of young people revving their engines and blaring their stereos, large groups of picnickers conversing and cussing at loud volumes and signs of illegal activity.

What was once a bucolic park for summertime relaxation has become crowded and unpleasant. The alcohol ban, however, will only be as good as its enforcement. We can only hope the sheriff’s office will be increasing its patrols to ensure compliance.

It may not be enough, regardless. Redmond has grown so much in the past two decades it may be time for the state to consider making the day use area a fee park. A ranger on site, and charging a couple of bucks a car, is sure to winnow out the troublemakers who can’t be bothered.

Support prep golf

Jill Westendorf follows the ball off the tee.
(photo by Gary Newman/copyright Redmond Spokesman)

Prep golf in Central Oregon is getting a big boost this spring from Eagle Crest. The resort is making its facilities available for a fundraiser for Central Oregon high school golf teams Saturday, April 12 when they will host a four-person scramble on the Resort Course. There will be a morning and an afternoon session (starting at 8:30 a.m and 1:30 p.m.) both will be with a shotgun start.
The golf teams hope to raise $20,000 for the boys and girls golf programs at Redmond, Bend, Mountain View, Madras and Summit High Schools.
"Teams have to raise all their funds and it's a challenge for them," said Redmond boys coach Ron Buerger. "I think this has a chance to bring a lot of attention to the sport and expose the fact that there aren't any dedicated funds. We really need to support these programs."
The goal is to raise $2,000 for each boys and girls program at the participating schools.
The funds will go toward uniforms, golf bags umbrellas and other team needs, Buerger said.
Cost for participating in the tournament is $75 per person or $300 per foursome. The cost includes golf, golf carts, unlimited range balls and lunch.
Prizes include rounds of golf awarded to the top three teams in each tournament as well as prizes for long drives and KPs.
For more information contact Rusty Clemons 383-6290, Candace Brink 504-2315 or Dan Hiatt 771-8898.

March 19, 2000 obituraries

Edna Povey
Feb. 5, 1923-March 8, 2008
Edna Povey, 85, of Redmond, died of natural causes March 8, 2008.
A graveside service was held March 14 in the Redmond Memorial Cemetery.
Mrs. Povey was born Feb. 5, 1923, in Wytheville, Va., to Norman and Sena Cooley. She moved from Virginia to Central Oregon as a teenager and lived in Powell Butte. She graduated from Redmond Union High School and married Harold Povey in Vancouver, Wash., in 1947. She was a homemaker.She attended the Catholic church and was a member of the Juniper Golf Club and was a club champion. She enjoyed golfing and spending time with her family.
Survivors include her daughter Judy Dillman of Redmond; and sister Ronda Rodgerson. She was preceded in death by her husband, daughter Sandy, two brothers and one sister.
Redmond Memorial Chapel handled the arrangements.

Dathel Mae Sells
Nov. 23, 1933 - March 11, 2008
Dathel Mae (Osborne) Sells, 74, died March 11, 2008, in Redmond, Ore.
The service was March 13, 2008, at Highland Baptist Church in Redmond.
Mrs. Sells was born Nov. 23, 1933, in Lone Wolf, Okla., the daughter of Raymond and Jewel (Simmons) Osborne. She graduated from Lone Wolf High School in 1951 and attended Oklabaptist University for one year, majoring in music. On Aug. 28, 1952, in Seaside, Ore., she married Shirley Sells, who survives in Redmond.
A homemaker until her children were in high school, Mrs. Sells returned to school and majored in business at Lane Community College in Eugene, Ore. Over the years, she worked as a bookkeeper for many businesses in Junction City, Ore. She had started working for Retired Senior Volunteer Services.
She was a devoted Christian since the age of nine and attended Highland Baptist Church in Redmond. She was very involved with her church, her family, sewing, quilting and needlework.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Sells is survived by a son, Kenneth Sells of Eugene, Ore.; daughters Karol Sligo of Chandler, Ariz., and Kathy Sells of Sisters, Ore.; a brother, Bill Osborne of Eldorado, Kansas; two sisters, Madeline Sells of Lone Wolf, Okla, and Dell Davis-Altus of Oklahoma; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Virgle Osborne and A.J. Osborne.
Autumn Funerals was in charge of arrangements.

John Wright Stewart
May 13, 1918-March 11, 2008
John Wright Stewart died March 11, 2008 in Redmond, Ore. He was 89 years old.
Mr. Stewart was born May 13, 1918, in Helena, Mont., to Ernest and Emma (Right) Stewart.
He married Winalee (Nay) Stewart in Ely, Nev., on Oct. 7, 1934.
He grew up in Nevada and served in the Pacific Theater during World War II with the U.S. Navy. He was a crane operator for Keizer Steel in Fontana, Calif., for 35 years. He moved to Grants Pass in 1980 and then to Redmond where he has lived for the past nine years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, son Gerald, a sister and three brothers.
He is survived by his wife, daughters Darlene Ogle and Jackie Storm of Redmond, 10 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were by Autumn Funerals.

Oswald Hanson
Sept. 7, 1915-March 7, 2008
Redmond resident Oswald H. Hanson, 92, died March 7, 2008. A memorial service was held March 11 Zion Lutheran Church in Redmond.
Born Sept. 7, 1915 in Little Falls, Minn. to Theodore and Borgild (Olson) Hanson, Mr. Hanson married Ann Hanson in December 1939 in Vancouver, Wash. A dairy farmer, he was active in the Sons of Norway, the Farm Bureau, and the Pleasant Ridge Community Hall. Mr. Hanson loved working outside and dancing.
He is survived by his wife; brothers Marvin and Elmer Hanson of Eugene, Ore.; daughters Arelene Michaels of Tumalo and Carol Downs of Terrebonne; sons Rodney Hanson of Terrebonne, David Hanson and Stephen Hanson of Bend, and 18 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother and four sisters.
Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Redmond and Sisters.
Autumn Funerals of Redmond handled the arrangements.

March 11, 2008

Panther baseball season begins

RHS baseball players ready their field for a new season.
-- photo by Gary Newman/copyright Redmond Spokesman

It's time to reload Panther baseball.
Redmond High School has made the playoffs 12 consecutive years, including semifinal appearances in 1999 and in 2006. The only last time they didn't make the playoffs was 1996.
They hope to make another run this year.
"It's a good one, a lot of depth," said Coach Marc Horner. "The lineup could change on a daily basis. You can look in the dugout and not see a single one you wouldn't put at the plate."
The team returns a strong bullpen, including second-team all-league pitcher Tyler Rucinsky; Cody Johnson, a CVC honorable mention; and Jared Young. The bull pen will also include Cody Smith, a transfer from The Dalles; Bub Wark and Alex Callen.
"I have confidence in all of them," said Horner. "As long as they throw strikes, we have a solid defense."
Rucinsky had at ERA of 3.72 last year.
The Panthers should also have a strong presence at the plate. Bo Guthrie, a first-team CVC selection and third-team all-state, hit .414 last year and has a .638 slugging percentage. At second base he had a fielding percentage of .859.
He will be wearing Horner's number eight this year – an honor that only goes to player who can hit their way in.
"If they want (the number) eight, they have to hit .400," said Horner, who has worn that number his whole baseball career.
Other bats include Johnson, who had a .307 average last year and hit three home runs. Third baseman Steven Bigelow hit .342 last year, including two home runs, six doubles and a triple.
Tanner Hase, who is coming back from shoulder surgery, will play first base. He had a .990 fielding average playing catcher and first base last year. Moving Hase to first because of the injury leaves a hole at catcher and Horner said he may move freshman Jack Branham into that spot.
Also slated for time in the infield are Cody Smith at third, Kyle Wattenburger at shortstop, Jake Bulkley at second and in the outfield Wark and Callen at first.
The outfield will include Young and Jordan Varneau in right field, Mike Peplin and Christian Welsh at center field and Kiefer Palm, Nate Aeschliman and Rucinsky in left field.
Horner sees a lot of parity in the league.
"This year it's anybody," he said, naming West Salem, Sprague, South Salem and Redmond as possible contenders. "I don't really pick anybody. I'd like to think it was us."
The players have a definite pick – Redmond.
"Take the league title," said Johnson when asked about this season's goals, adding that they want to take a shot at the state title, too.
They also have some ideas about what it will take.
"Show up every game," said Hase, noting that the Panthers lost several games they shouldn't have last year.
Redmond starts league play March 19 when they host McNary. The CVC plays a three-game schedule.

-- story by Gary G. Newman

Peter Skene Ogden Scenic Viewpoint

Oregon Trunk Railroad Bridge, constructed in 1911, is one of three bridges featured at Peter Skene Ogden Scenic Viewpoint.
- photo by Leslie Pugmire Hole/copyright Redmond Spokesman

Traveling at 55 mph along Highway 97 gives drivers and even passengers little time to note the drama surrounding the crossing of the Crooked River.

And the simple brown “Peter Skene Ogden Scenic Viewpoint” sign just south of the Rex T. Barber Bridge can be easily overlooked.

Both omissions are a shame because the Ogden overlook is among the best kept secrets in Central Oregon.

The viewpoint is a state park but was originally developed by the Oregon Department of Transportation after construction of the first automobile bridge in 1926. Until that time cars and wagons struggled down a narrow grade east of the spot and crossed Trail Crossing Bridge at the bottom of the gorge.

In 1911, when the Oregon Trunk Railroad was blazing a path south from The Dalles to Bend, the first bridge was built, a 350-foot steel arch rail trestle.

By 1926 the region had grown enough that work began on Crooked River Bridge, which was forever known to locals as “High Bridge.” Construction of the cast in place segmental arch bridge along sheer cliffs 300 feet deep evidently created quite the stir in the community.

The High Bridge opened in August 1926. A mention in the

July 1, 1926, Spokesman stated: “although it is quite certain that a plot of land just south of the railroad track will be set aside for a park, dedicated to and named for the early central Oregon explorer Ogden, no definite information is available at this time.”

Shortly after that time the viewpoint was built, with sturdy stone walls lining the cliff’s edge, affording perfect views of the rail trestle with mountains beyond, an impossibly deep canyon and the new automobile bridge.

In 2000 the site underwent another transformation when ODOT constructed the Rex Barber Bridge to accommodate more traffic, just east of the High Bridge.

High Bridge was converted into a pedestrian bridge when Rex Barber opened, giving visitors a perfect spot to view canyon and bridges on either side.

The trio of arch bridges follows the same curve and from certain angles appear to blend into one.

A paved trail leads from High Bridge, with interpretive information about Rex Barber and both bridges, to the rail bridge, which also features signage explaining the construction. After the paving disappears a trail extends west for time along the canyon, allowing access to great photo perspectives showing all three bridges.

Likewise if you cross the High Bridge to the north, an 82-year-old set of lava rock steps leads you to the canyon’s edge under the protective overhang of the bridge.

Two important dangers to be aware of at the wayside: The park has restrooms and plenty of nice grassy areas for an impromptu picnic. It also hosts an impressive colony of ground squirrels that aren’t shy about stealing food.

On a more serious note the basalt cliffs have claimed the lives of numerous dogs and a few people over the years and the danger is clearly posted everywhere.

Mr. Ogden must have been quite the fellow, travelers in the Northwest must surmise. There’s Ogden, Utah, Ogden Point in British Columbia, a school or two and Peter Skene Odgen Scenic Viewpoint right here in Central Oregon.
All that honorific naming must mean the Canadian-born explorer was a great man who did great things, right?
Well, we know he was a very busy explorer. For more than 30 years
Ogden traveled the West in the name of commerce – fur trading. In 1825 he led a group of Hudson Bay Company men that was the first documented visit by white men in Central Oregon. Ogden roamed though the Great Basin, British Columbia and northern California, making a name for himself as an often ruthless trader who held little regard for the natives (excepting his wives) or the ecologic folly of ‘trapping out’ entire rivers.

-- story by Leslie Pugmire Hole

Eyewitness: Trader Joe's has nothing on Import Plaza

It seems the world – Central Oregon’s center of the universe anyway – is all atwitter about the upcoming opening of Trader Joe’s in Bend. It shouldn’t come as any big surprise to anyone who knows me that I only ‘discovered’ Trader Joe’s a couple of years ago. Oh, I’d heard about it for years – like I did the first “Star Wars” movie, telephone answering machines and cable television – but like everything else I seem to be the last person on my block to check it out.

I dropped in on a Trader Joe’s in Portland two years ago with my SINK (single income no kids) yuppie girlfriend who knows where all the hot shopping places are. It was incredibly busy and packed to the ceiling with unusual food stuffs that those of us who shop at Sentry have never even heard of. Dried and salted squid in a sack like a bag of chips, candied citrus rinds, exotic cheeses and cured meats, things that might have been cookies, in boxes with foreign names I couldn’t read.

People in the know, I understand, love Trader Joe’s. They like buying things they can’t find anyplace else at a price not to be beat.

Obviously, none of these people grew up in Import Plaza.

For the unfortunate ignorant souls who never heard of the iconic Portland store, it was a fairyland of excess, a jumble of flotsam and jetsam from all over the world.

It was paradise.

It was the deliciously tacky, cheaper – and much larger – version of Pier I or Cost Plus Market.

In real terms it was a warehouse-style retail import store owned by the famed Naito family. They had a few stores but we always shopped in the granddaddy store in the still-seedy Old Town section of Portland.

Why did my family like Import Plaza so much? Well, it was foreign and it was cheap. It was so cheap that in hindsight I realize most of the goods sold there were probably made with near slave labor earning 10 cents a day.

But people didn’t think much about things like that back then and we relished our great deals. More often, we needed those $5 Indian bedspreads and 50 cent boxes of muesli to make ends meet.

Quite an eclectic crowd shopped at Import Plaza. Many were like my mother, former middle-class professionals down on their luck, but just as many were West Hills matriarchs slumming for bargains, Chinese families seeking the right ingredients for a special meal, and scores of hippies.

Hippies loved Import Plaza. That’s where they bought the large ‘tapestries’ for their walls, with scenes of unicorns frolicking in the woods, regal stags on cliff faces, and tigers in the jungle. Tapestries were handy in covering up plaster walls with holes and windows with cracks that let in the cold.

They bought thin cotton coverings from India in wild patterns to cover their sagging sofas and coffee tables with one wonky leg made of rattan from Taiwan.

That was the dark underbelly of Import Plaza. You had to be a discerning shopper because a lot of what was sold there was junk, plain and simple. It was cracked, torn, broken or – more often – just poorly made in the first place.

That made a shopping trip there like a detective story. Who could roam all three stories and find the best value for their dollar?

We bought dishes there all the time, at prices so cheap we could easily replace them with new ones when we got tired of looking at them.

We bought beaded curtains and posters for our walls and toys certainly made in China that no doubt contained lead.

I fell in those with the sesame-and-honey wafers and rice candy from China that melted in your mouth. I couldn’t get enough of the peacock feathers and bamboo window shades and brass bells. Flip-flops with seagrass footbeds, cheap kimono robes in garish colors, and straw hats shaped like cones, last seen by me in a movie about rice planters in Asia.

Import Plaza no doubt had great influence on my shopping taste as an adult. I’m a sucker for cheap and foreign to this day.

I enjoyed my little foray into Trader Joe’s but don’t find it likely I’ll be shopping there much. It’s mostly food and mostly food I never heard of and wouldn’t know what to do with it anyway.

Might drop in for some of those rice candies though.

-- author Leslie Pugmire Hole is editor of the Redmond Spokesman


Donald DeVere Penhollow
April 28, 1955-March 3, 2008

Donald “Donny” DeVere Penhollow, 52, died March 3, 2008, in Salt Lake City, Utah.
A memorial service was held March 8 in the Powell Butte Christian Church. Burial was held in Eagle Point National Cemetery.
Mr. Penhollow was born April 28, 1955, in Redmond to Clyde and Carolann (Sawyer) Penhollow. He grew up in Redmond and graduated from Redmond High School. He joined the U.S. Army in 1972 and was stationed in Germany. He spent several years in southeastern Oregon working on cattle ranches. He worked for Light Touch Excavation Company in Jacksonville and worked as a long haul truck driver for Scott Transportation in La Pine at the time of his death. He married Jerrilee Rivard in Elko, Nev., on July 31, 1998.
He enjoyed fishing, gardening and NASCAR.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents DeVere and Marie Penhollow, and Donald Sawyer and Crystal Magee.
Survivors include his wife Jerrilee Penhollow of White City, Ore.; sons Jeremy of Germany and Brian of Atlanta, Ga.; daughters Tanya of Germany; stepdaughters Jenny, Polly and Reno; parents Clyde and Carolann Penhollow of Redmond; brothers Bill Penhollow of Bend, and Jim Penhollow of Denver, N.C.; sisters Sally Smith of Belgrade, Mont., Jan Zimmerman of Redmond, Jill Fairbank of Thompson Falls, Mont., and Ann Platt of Redmond; a granddaughter which he was raising, and two grandsons.
Redmond Memorial Chapel handled the arrangements.

Ronald Donald Bain Jr.
Dec. 17, 1919-March 5, 20008

Ronald “Shorty” Donald Bain Jr., 88, of Culver, died March 5, 2008.
A private service was held.
Mr. Bain was born Dec. 17, 1919, in Antelope,Ore., to Ronald Sr. and Cecilia (Fraser) Bain. He worked as a groundskeeper for the old Deschutes County Fairgrounds from 1962 to the early 1980s.
Survivors include his brother Norman “Sonny” Bain of Culver; and sister Violet “Tillie” Deinst of Culver. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and two sisters.
Bel-Air Funeral Home in Madras handled the arrangements.

Robert G. Mills
Sept. 28, 1927-March 6, 2008

Redmond resident Robert G. Mills, 80, died March 6, 2008.
A Celebration of Life service will be held Saturday, March 15, 1 p.m., in the Pilot Butte Event Center, 1034 N.E. 11th, Bend.
Mr. Mills was born Sept. 28, 1927, in Fullerton, Neb., to Frederick and Mayme (Nisbett) Mills. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Pacific Theater. He married Frances Webster on Sept. 2, 1951, in Bend. He was the recreation assistant at the Fort Rock Ranger district at East Paulina Lake Newberry Monument for 26 years. He retired in 1985. He moved to Bend from Palisade, Colo., in 1942.
He was an original member of the Skyliners and one of the original 10 city of Bend Police Reserve officers. He was also the first Forest Service employee to receive the State Snowmobile Award. He was a member of the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church and the VFW.
Survivors include his wife Frances Mills of Redmond; sons Michael, Grant and Steven, all of Bend; brother Max Mills of Bend; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Redmond-Sisters or the Bend VFW Post 1643.
Deschutes Memorial Chapel handled the arrangements.

Ruth Ella Noah
March 12, 1916-Feb. 29, 2008

Ruth Ella Noah, 91, of Terrebonne, died of natural causes Feb. 29, 2008.
No services were held.
Mrs. Noah was born March 12, 1916, in Prineville, Ore., to Seth and Grace Crawford. She grew up in Glide and lived in Coos Bay and Marshfield for many years. She also lived in Hebo, Grand Ronde and Mill City. She owned a bakery in Gold Beach in the 1950s. She married Leonard Noah in Marshfield Sept. 27, 1932.
She was a housewife and enjoyed sewing, painting and gardening.
Survivors include her sons Keith Noah of Warden, Wash.; Lewis Noah of Olympia, Wash.; and David Noah of Terrebonne; daughter Judy Huckaby of Salem; brother Sam Crawford of Merlin; Esther Young of Chemult; 16 grandchildren; and several great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband and 11 siblings.
Autumn Funerals of Redmond handled the arrangements.

Anna Campbell
Aug. 31, 1923-March 10, 2008
Redmond resident Anna M. Campbell, 84, died March 10, 2008.
A Mass will be said Thursday, March 13 at 1 p.m. at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Redmond, with burial to follow at Redmond Memorial Cemetery.
Mrs. Campbell was born Aug. 31, 1923, in Cambridge, Mass., to John and Rose (Souza) Andrews. She married Joseph A. Campbell in the same city in May 1941, and has lived in Redmond since 1983. Mrs. Campbell was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church, the Redmond VFW and American Legion.
She was preceded in death by her husband Joseph Feb. 4, 1989.
Survivors include sons Ed Campbell of Redmond and Joe Campbell of Florida, daughter Ruth Wolfe of Redmond, brother Albert Souza of N.C., sisters Emily Dupont of Florida, Antionette Karaiozion of Carson, Calif.; MaryAnn Perry of Summerville, Mass.; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Redmond Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.