March 18, 2008

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.

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