October 28, 2008

City looks at daytime park curfew

A proposed school-time curfew aimed at keeping kids off city streets and out of parks and in school is due for action by the Redmond City Council before the end of the year.
Redmond Police Department is putting together a proposed ordinance that will be the subject of a council workshop in December, said Police Chief Ron Roberts.
“We’ll see what council thinks,” Roberts said.Young people gathering in parks during school hours is a continuing concern, he said.The pavilion at Sam Johnson Park seems to be a focus of activity, but the activity is inconsistent so it’s challenging to police, Roberts said.
“A lot of people take their kids to the park; we want to ensure a safe environment for everybody, not just at Sam Johnson, but all city parks.”The purpose behind the proposed curfew that would ban school-age kids from roaming around during school hours on school days is aimed at curbing a problem with young people gathering, particularly in parks near Redmond High School, during school hours.
Complaints to police and city officials have run from criminal mischief to intimidating behavior.Their presence and their actions make other people who come to use the park uncomfortable, Roberts said.
“The pavilion (at Sam Johnson Park) is a great place to each lunch, etc., but if it’s been taken over or there’s the perception that it’s been taken over, people are uncomfortable.”
In response, the police department’s school resource officers, patrol officers, and sometimes Roberts himself have been giving extra attention to parks near the high school.
Two months into the new school year Sam Johnson Park, especially the pavilion area, remains a hang out for dropouts and kids on their way between Redmond and Brown high schools, said Sgt. Craig Unger, Redmond High School's resource officer.
“A lot of kids who’ve dropped out of high school to get their GEDs hang out in the park and try to entice others to join them. They’re lonely and there’s nothing to do,” Unger said.For the most part, they’re likely smoking tobacco before police arrive, but not being all that disruptive, he said. “I haven’t heard lot of complaints.”
Kids who attend Brown stop in the park between Brown and their bus stop at Redmond High School, often to get their nicotine fix, Unger said.If he had an unmarked van and binoculars he probably could write a lot of tickets to minors in possession of tobacco, but from the pavilion kids can see police coming a mile away, Unger said.
While Sam Johnson Park seems to have toned down so far this school year, activity seems to be picking up at Fairhaven Park off Northwest 23rd Street, just west of the RHS Hartman Campus. Graffiti has increased in the park and more kids are found smoking pot there. Recently, a bunch of kids wearing all red were reported at Fairhaven. Kids are dividing themselves into reds and blues – not Bloods and Crips, but trying to identify themselves.
“It’s not good,” he said.If a daytime curfew were enacted there would be kids who would be cited, but it would be just one tool to attack the problem, Unger said.
“Our goal is to get kids out of the parks (during school hours).” The persistent problems led to a community meeting in August organized by Lt. Mike Kidwell. Those attending seemed to think a daytime curfew was the way to go, said Capt. Dave Tarbet.In addition, about 80 percent of those responding to the city’s online survey favored such a curfew, Kidwell said.
The survey drew about 36 responses, Tarbet said.In ferreting out the root cause of the problem of kids in the parks, officials discovered that the problem isn’t limited to the parks, so likely the proposed curfew will include public spaces in the entire city, he said.
Meanwhile, the city recently has been receiving complaints about nighttime behavior in Kalama Park at Southwest 17th Street and Kalama Avenue, Roberts said. One resident took her request for more lighting in the park to city council at its Oct. 14 meeting.
Roberts said the police and public works departments are taking a look at the issue from number of perspectives. For example, some people think that if there is more light there will be fewer problems, but too much light also can cause more people to gather because they think that if a park is lit it’s open, he said. Redmond parks close at dusk.
“We’ll have to look at all those factors and try to find the right balance," he said.Public Works Director Chris Doty concurred.Before the complaint about not enough light came to city council, his department had been fielding complaints from neighbors about Kalama Park having too much light, thus encouraging after-hours play time, Doty said.
As a result of the complaint to council, the city has ordered more street lights for the area near Kalama Park and will reinstall the light on the park’s restroom. Beyond that the city will try to find the right lighting balance between inviting after-hours park use and curbing criminal behavior.
“We want to be good neighbors,” Doty said.

Obituaries

Ruth Marie McCormick
Dec. 8, 1921 - Oct. 21, 2008
Arrangements: Bel-Air Colonial Funeral Home, 475-2241
Services: Graveside Services will be held Saturday, November 1, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at Redmond Memorial Cemetery. A potluck will be held following services at Culver Christian Church. Memorial Contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Foundation.

Norma Jeanne (Hale) Morse
April 17, 1930 - Oct. 6, 2008
Arrangements: Deschutes Memorial Chapel, 382-5592
Services: Community Presbyterian Church, 529 NW 19th St., Redmond, Saturday, November 1, 2008, 3:00 p.m. Donations to: Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave. FL. 17, Chicago, IL 60601-7633.

Douglas Mathew Strobehn Sr.
Aug. 14, 1953 - Oct. 17, 2008
Arrangements: Simon-Woodburn Funeral Chapel, 503-981-9501
Services: Funeral service was held at Simon-Woodburn Funeral Chapel, Tuesday, October 21, 2008.

Elizabeth Billingham

April 6, 1966 - Oct. 18, 2008
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals - Redmond, 504-9485
Services: Memorial Service, Sunday, November 2nd, 12-Noon, Aspen Hall at Shevlin Park.
Robert George Frick, of Bend
April 6, 1936-Oct. 23, 2008
Arrangements:Deschutes Memorial Chapel & Gardens, 541-382-5592
Services:Celebration of life was at Aspen Hall, 18920 Shevlin Park Rd., Bend on Oct. 28. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Of Central Oregon or American Cancer Society.


Jimmy ‘Jim’ Dick Woodward
July 24, 1939 - Oct. 24, 2008
Jimmy "Jim" Dick Woodward, 69, of Spokane Valley, WA., formerly of Redmond, OR passed away on October 24th, 2008 in Spokane, WA.
Jim was born in Bend, Oregon July 24,1939. His parents, Richard and Velma Woodward, raised him in Redmond, Oregon where he graduated from Redmond High School in 1958. In 1964 he was honorably discharged from the US Army. Jim worked construction prior to completing a thirty-three year career as a Lineman with the Bonneville Power Administration where he built, maintained and managed High Voltage electrical distribution systems throughout the Pacific Northwest including those coming off of the great Grand Coulee Dam. He was known to work hard and play hard and really enjoyed spending time with his friends and family either camping, boating or chasing the next rodeo, including his favorite-- the Coulee City Rodeo.
He is survived by his wife of forty years Carol Woodward of Spokane Valley, WA. his daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter- Laurie, Robert & Callie Garcia of Miami, FL. and his son Lance Woodward of Brooklyn, NY. He is preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Velma Woodward.
A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, October 30, 2008, at 1 p.m., at Central Grange Hall no. 831 located at 7001 Bigelow Gulch Road. Following the service a celebration Of Jim's life with family and friends will also be held at the Grange. To sign Jim's guestbook please visit: http://Jimmy-Woodward.virtual-memorials.com


Melvin U. Brockett
Oct. 3, 1927 - Oct. 25, 2008
Melvin U. Brockett, born October 3, 1927 in Mitchell, Kansas, died October 25, 2008 due to a prolonged illness.
He grew up in the Woodland, California area and was an Army veteran of the Korean War.
He is survived by his wife, Martha; his daughters, Katherine Gandara and Rhonda Bidwell, and sons, Jeffrey Brockett and Lyle Brockett. He also has seven grandchildren: Chad Reedy, Pat Reedy, Tyson Reedy, Amanda Brocket, Jesse Gandara, Clint Brockett and Baylie Bidwell. He also has six great-grandchildren. Melvin retired in 1990 from the City of Redmond.

October 21, 2008

What's Happening?

WEDNESDAY
Oct. 22
REDMOND HISTORICAL COMMISSION: Meeting, public welcome; agenda information www.ci.redmond.or.us (commissions and committees tab); 1 p.m.; Historic New Redmond Hotel, 521 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-526-0554.
SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: Agenda available www.redmond.k12.or.us; 5:30 p.m.; Redmond School District office, 145 S.E. Salmon Ave., Redmond; 541-923-5437.

THURSDAY
Oct. 23
REDMOND CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATES FORUM: Redmond School District and Central Oregon Builders Association host a forum for candidates for Redmond City Council coordinated by Redmond High School government students; 7-9 p.m.; Redmond High School, 675 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-923-4800.
COMEDY AT THE TOWER: Comedians Duane Goad, Joe Fontenot and Morgan Preston perform; $25 reserved seating; 8 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700.

FRIDAY
Oct. 24
CENTRAL OREGON COLLEGE FAIR: The 7th annual event showcases more than 100 higher education options; free; 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-383-0527.

SATURDAY
Oct. 25
PANCAKE BREAKFAST: The Redmond Grange breakfast includes pancakes, eggs, sausage and more; proceeds benefit Hospice of Redmond-Sisters; $5 adults, $3 ages 12 and younger; 7-10:30 a.m.; Redmond Grange, 707 S.W. Kalama Ave., Redmond; 541-923-1840.
LANGUAGE CONVERSATION GROUPS: French and Spanish conversation groups meet each Saturday; free; Spanish group meets at 9:30 a.m. French group meets at 1:30 p.m; Santiago’s Mate Company, 528 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; Barb Eager,541-447-0732 or www.santiagosmate.com.
STAR GAZING PROGRAM: Telescope tour of the stars and planets at the Thomas Condon Visitors Center, Sheep Rock Unit of National Monument. Bring binoculars and dress for cool weather; free; 6:30-8:30 p.m.; John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, Thomas Condon Visitor Center, 32651 Highway 19, Kimberly; 541-987-2333 or www.nps.gov/joda.

SUNDAY
Oct. 26
ALLAN BYER MUSIC: Local songwriter performs original Americana and Bruce Cockburn covers; free; 5-8:30 p.m.; Terrebonne Depot, 400 N.E. Smith Rock Way, Terrebonne; 541-548-5030 or www.allanbyer.com.

MONDAY
Oct. 27
CRAFTERS WANTED: Artisans and crafters can submit their creations for jury into the 2008 Snowflake Boutique set for Nov. 7-8 at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds; 5 p.m.; Ray’s Food Place, 900 S.W. 23rd St., Redmond; Tina,541-447-1640 or www.snowflakeboutique.org.

TUESDAY
Oct. 28
RAPRD FAMILY SWIM NIGHT: An adult must accompany anyone 18 years and younger; $10/family or $3/adult and $2/child; Tuesdays, 7:05 - 8:20 p.m.; Cascade Swim Center, 465 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-548-7275 or www.raprd.org.
CITY COUNCIL SESSION: Regular session of the Redmond City Council, open to the public. Agenda www.ci.redmond.or.us (city council tab); 6:45 a.m.; Redmond City Council Chambers, 777 S.W. Deschutes Ave.
CITY COUNCIL SESSION: Regular session of the Redmond City Council, open to the public. Agenda www.ci.redmond.or.us (city council tab); 7 p.m.; Redmond City Council Chambers, 777 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond.

WEDNESDAY
Oct. 29
“IN THE MOOD”: Artbeat presents the 1940s big band and swing dance musical featuring a 13-piece band, singers and dancers; $36-$55 reserved seating; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.

THURSDAY
Oct. 30
EDGAR ALLEN POE READING: Mr. Poe, played by a local thespian, will recite “The Raven” and other works by Poe followed by a discussion; donations accepted; 6 p.m.; Des Chutes Historical Museum, 129 N.W. Idaho Ave., Bend; 541-389-1813 or www.deschuteshistory.org.

FRIDAY
Oct. 31
BRING IN THE HARVEST: Event includes kids games, a photo booth, a scavenger hunt, prizes, food, caramel apples and more; free admission; 4-8 p.m.; Word of Victory, 645 S.E. Salmon Ave., Redmond; 541-548-0464.
TRICK OR TREAT ON 6TH ST.: Children are invited to downtown Redmond for a safe and friendly trick or treating experience. Downtown businesses displaying a pumpkin in the window will be handing out candy and more than $1,000 in Downtown Dollars. Trick-or-treating 4-6 p.m.; Haunted House at Dawson Station, 614 N.W. Cedar Ave., 5-7 p.m., $1 with can of food; annual Redmond Fire and Rescue party, 6-9 p.m., 341 N.W. Dogwood Ave.
PUMPKIN PARTY: Community Presbyterian Church is sponsoring an alternative to trick or treating, with carnival games, cake walks and costumes; 5:30-6:30 p.m.; 529 N.W. 19th St.; free; 541-548-3367.
TRICK OR TREAT: Cougar Springs Assisted Living invites children up to age 12 for trick or treating, costume prizes and activities; 4-7:30 p.m.; 1942 S.W. Canyon Dr.; free; 541-316-4400.
SLIME TIME: City Center Church presents Slime Time, with games, treats and a visit from Professor Gizmo; 5:30-8 p.m.; corner of 8th and Forest; free; 541-548-7128, ext. 22.
“ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW”: Showing of the R-rated film starring Susan Sarandon and Tim Curry; $10 adults, $7 students; 10 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700.
COSTUME PARTY: An adults-only costume party with fall-themed food and beverages at Avery’s Wine Bar, 427 S.W. 8th; no host refreshments; 541-504-7111.

SATURDAY
Nov. 1
HOLIDAY BRUNCH & FASHIONS: Annual fashion show and a catered lunch hosted by St. Charles - Redmond Volunteers; $14; 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; Redmond Community Church Auditorium, 237 N.W. Ninth St., Redmond; 541-923-9937.
INTER-CULTURAL FESTIVAL PLANNING: Anyone interested in volunteering for the annual Redmond Inter-Cultural Festival is invited to attend scheduled planning meetings; free; 3-5 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Redmond campus, 2030 S.E. College Loop, Redmond; 541-447-0732.

COMING UP
Nov. 4
OREGON EQUESTRIAN TRAILS: Meeting starts at 6:30 p.m., with a speaker presentation beginning at 7 p.m. Nonmembers are welcome to attend. Contact: Marilyn Ball at 382-4492 or Jan Fuller at 548-6124; 6:30 p.m.; Ray’s Food Place, 900 S.W. 23rd St., Redmond; 541-548-2447.
RAPRD FAMILY SWIM NIGHT: An adult must accompany anyone 18 years and younger; $10/family or $3/adult and $2/child; Tuesdays, 7:05 - 8:20 p.m.; Cascade Swim Center, 465 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-548-7275 or www.raprd.org.

Redmond History Detectives

Redmond History Detectives are looking for photos or memorabilia about John Tuck Junior High. John Tuck, like Redmond Union High School (now Evergreen Elementary) is still used for education, but is now an elementary. Did you shower in the locker rooms of John Tuck or go to sock hops in the gym? We want to hear from you! E-mail us at news@redmondspokesman.com or call 541-548-2184.
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Obituaries

Joanne Engels
Feb. 28, 1949 - Oct. 8, 2008
Joanne Engels entered this world on February 28, 1949 in Southgate, California to James and Mary Engels. Although a California girl for most of her life, she quickly adapted to life in Redmond, Oregon in 2001. If was difficult leaving her roots and her childhood friends Bonnie & Janet, but Joanne needed to be closer to her family. Everybody in Joanne’s life has been touched by her warm smile, kind words and her love for cooking and baking; Christmas candies and pumpkin bread were her specialties! Joanne loved to sing - as she went about her day, you could always hear her singing or humming a tune and especially if her sisters and nieces were around, she’d always find a way to get everybody singing. Finding Joanne watching her soap operas or an old movie was common, but even more common was seeing her give herself unconditionally to her family, friends and even people she hardly knew. Joanne has always had a deep love for God and for the Catholic Church - she spent many hours a day in meditation to our Blessed Mother and our Lord Jesus Christ. Her deeply rooted religious beliefs, spiced with her wonderful sense of humor, provided the foundation that we will always remember her for: Joanne Engels was a beautiful person both inside and out.
Joanne is survived by her parents, James and Mary Engels; her brother, Jim, his wife Jennifer and their son Christopher; her sister, Theresa, husband Dean and children, Anthony, Matthew and Flippy; and her sister, Judy and daughters, Amy, Christa and Katelin.
Joanne earned her angel wings and flew home to our Lord on October 8, 2008 and will be deeply missed by her friends, family and the entire community.
Funeral Services were held October 15 at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Redmond, Oregon.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to the Joanne Engels Leukemia Fund at Columbia River Bank in Redmond, Oregon.

Ann Margaret (Jochumsen) Hoberg
May 4, 1935 - Oct. 19 2008
Ann Margaret (Jochumsen) Hoberg passed away October 19, 2008 in Prineville, Oregon. She was 73 years old.
Ann was born May 4, 1935 in Waterloo, Iowa to Edward Alfred and Ingeborg Christiansen Jochumsen. Ann attended school in Waterloo, Iowa and Norrkoping, Sweden. She graduated with a B.A. from The University of Iowa. She was a homemaker until she went to work in foreign freight consolidation for five years, then worked five years for the Church Wide Office of The Evangelical Church of America where she administered The Higher Education and Namibia program. She and her husband then moved to Prineville in 2000.
Ann married Paul Hoberg on May 4, 1977 on Palatine, IL.
Ann's hobbies consisted of gardening, knitting, crocheting, quilting, cross stitching, reading. She loved her cats and most of all loved spending time with her family.
Ann was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Redmond, Oregon and a member of the VFW Womens Auxiliary in Prineville, Oregon.
She is survived by her husband Paul Hoberg of Prineville, Oregon; son, James C. Wright of Franklin Park, IL.; daughter, Cindy (Bryan) Scholz of Terrebonne, Oregon; her grandchildren, Dan Scholz; Grant Scholz and Samantha Scholz of Terrebone, Oregon.
Ann is preceded in death by her parents, Edward Alfred and Ingeborg Jochumsen and her brother Edward.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of The Ochocos at 1280 SW Tom McCall Road, Prineville, Oregon 97754.
Memorial Services will be held at The Zion Lutheran Church in Redmond, Oct. 25, 2008 at 1:00 p.m.
Whispering Pines Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements. www.whisperingpinesfh.com. 541-416-9733

Jacqueline (Little) Arzner
Dec. 23, 1922 - Oct. 9, 2008

Jacqueline "Jackie" Arzner, age 85, passed away peacefully of natural causes at Harmony House Nursing Home in Bend on Thursday, October 9, 2008.
A vigil was held Sunday, October 12 at the Ousley Osterman Huffstutter Funeral Chapel. The Mass of Resurrection was held Monday, October 13 at St. Patrick Catholic Church with Fr. Anthony officiating. The interment was at the family plot at the Sunset Cemetery. Luncheon reception followed.
Jackie was born December 23, 1922, in Chewelah, WA to Dallas T. & Jessie Ursula (Myover) Little.
Jackie married her high school sweetheart, Milton O. "Mike" Arzner, March 25, 1942 in Seattle.
She was a 10-year member of the Lakeview Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution & a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church in Redmond. Her favorite sport was swimming, & her children & grandchildren have heard her cheers as they sprinted through the cool waters.
Jackie worked side by side with her husband, Mike, at Herman's Grocery in Lakeview for 30 years before retiring to Central Oregon.
Survivors include: two daughters, one son, 12 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, & nieces & nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Mike, her daughter, Meachell Kingsbury, & two sisters.
Contributions in memory of Jackie may be made to the Lake County Cemetery District, Sunset Park Cemetery, 928 Millview, Lakeview, OR 97630 or to a charity of the donor's choice.


Virginia A. (Armstrong) Barker, of Redmond
Mar. 24, 1918 - Oct. 14, 2008
Private family service at a later date.


Yvonne Marie Wise, of Redmond
Mar. 12, 1936 - Oct. 14, 2008
No services are scheduled at this time.


Catherine Roberta Thost, of Redmond
Sept. 18, 1959 - Oct. 9, 2008
No services are planned at this time.





October 7, 2008

"Rosie the Riveter" returns

The national Rosie the Riveter organization was formed in 1998 to honor women who worked in any capacity that released a man for the military during World War II and to record their stories, as well as being a place where women can meet their peers.

Jane Schroeder of Redmond remembers fondly the years she spent as a “Rosie the Riveter” in a Tulsa, Okla., aircraft factory.

As Jane Foster, she graduated from high school in Altamont, Kansas, in 1942, just as the war effort was gearing up. As a teenager who didn’t yet know what the coming years would bring, she was thinking more about earning money for college than doing war work.

Her first job out of school was flipping hamburgers in Altamont. Then the government started giving contracts to small businesses to produce items needed by the military, and Schroeder moved 10 miles away to Parsons, Kansas, to work in a neighborhood factory sewing meat can bags and knapsacks.

She worked the midnight to 8 a.m. shift, and the manager was sure his business and workers were targets because of the war work, so Jane, who had moved up to a supervisor position, wore a gun to work.

Later, the duty sparked an interest in guns, and when she went to college after the war she took a class in rifle, where she learned to shoot.

“I could shoot a pretty mean target,” Schroeder said.However, at the time she disliked packing a pistol and when she saw an ad looking for women workers for an aircraft factory in Tulsa, about 100 miles away, she applied. This was about the time the government changed the labor laws so women could work. During the Depression the government controlled the workforce so men could get jobs, she said.

“My folks took me to the interview. I got the job; they left me there and I went right to work,” Schroeder recalled.She got a room at the downtown Tulsa YWCA, a place where her parents felt she was safe, though, Schroeder laughed, the place was “supervised by a woman who needed to be supervised.” The woman made home brew in the building’s linen closet, and when the residents showed up each week to get fresh sheets they would the corks pop.

Schroeder’s first job in Tulsa was assembling parts at the Spartan Aircraft plant. The following year Douglas Aircraft completed a mile-long building nearby and she joined the assembly line as a riveter, making A-26 Invader attack bombers. Assembly of the airplane parts began at two assembly lines at one end of the building, with the completed aircraft rolling out the other and straight to waiting test pilots.

Schroeder often thought she’d like to be a test pilot, because “I knew the planes were perfect.”

Schroeder worked early in the assembly line, just before the wings were attached. As an aircraft riveter she used a rivet gun about the size of an electric drill. Shipyard riveters used much larger equipment. Her job was to connect two sheets of metal, overlapped about five inches. As a riveter she worked on one side of the metal driving in the rivets; on the other side a “bucker” would shape the ends to make the seal.

Schroeder’s bucker was a 75-year-old man who’d been an auto mechanic. All of the men at the plant were deemed not fit for war for one reason or another – too old, health issues, or single parents, she said, and most of the men were supervisors.

Schroeder and three other young women at the Y worked the same shift at the plant. They took the bus to and from work until a plant supervisor, a single-parent named Tony, offered rides. He had a car, but couldn’t afford the fuel to drive to work unless he carried passengers. The commute time became shorter, but it meant that everyone or no one in the car had to work overtime. But the goal was to make as much money as possible, so the overtime offer rarely was turned down, she said.

Schroeder worked swing shift, 4 p.m. to midnight, a shift that paid more than day shift. After a few hours sleep she headed off to her other job at a coffee shop near the Y, where she worked from 6 a.m. to noon. After another few hours sleep it was back to the aircraft factory.

Schroeder quit her job in the summer of 1945 so she could go to college, but turned it out to be just 16 days before the war ended and everyone at the plant lost their jobs. Her three years as a riveter taught her a lot about the world and influenced her future, she said.

“I enjoyed doing it. I had my eyes opened from my sheltered life in Altamont (population 500),” she said.“It was fun; I was challenged.” Schroeder said of the experience that has carried through her life in many different ways.

She learned to be perfect, or at least try for perfection. Inspectors would return work that wasn’t perfect.She learned how to get along with co-workers, and the value of teamwork.

“You can’t rivet without a good bucker,” she said.She learned dependability. “If you were late there were 100 eyes looking at you.”And she learned that on the assembly line as in life, you can’t do it alone.

Schroeder said that while she’s kept in touch with the three women she shared rides with, she hasn’t run across many fellow riveters over the years. So when she saw a notice about a Rosie the Riveter organizing meeting in late August, she went. Opal Nelson from Cottage Grove was trying to establish a Central Oregon group, but Schroeder was the only one who showed up.

“We bonded because we both did the same thing,” Schroeder said. Nelson also worked on A-26s, but in a plant in a different state. The two are sure there must be more former riveters and others who did “men’s work” during the war in the area and hope they will show up next time.“There were millions of us,” Schroeder said. “If it hadn’t been for women, the war would have been a lot different.”

Rosie the Riveter Association organizing meeting
Saturday, Oct. 18, 1 p.m.
Mrs. Beasley’s restaurant
1555 S. Highway 97
Information: Opal Nelson, 541-942-5877
or Jane Schroeder, 548-4931The

Obituaries


Orval Harsin
Jan. 4, 1918 - Oct. 1, 2008
Public gravside services were held on Tuesday, October 7, 2008 at Mt. Jefferson Memorial Park.

Dallas Richards
May 8, 1914 - Oct. 3, 2008
Public graveside services will be held Wednesday, October 8, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. at Mt. Jefferson Memorial Park in Madras.

Pearl ‘Penny’ Richey
Nov. 28, 1922 - Sept. 25, 2008
Services: Redmond Kingdom Hall of the Jehovah’s Witnesses on Oct. 11, 2008, at 1:00 p.m. Contributions to Redmond - Sisters Hospice.

Richard D. Bjelland
April 15, 1943 - Oct. 3, 2008
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel, 548-3219
Services: 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 11, 2008, Redmond Air, 705 SE Salmon, Redmond.

Shirlene M. (Nelson) Taylor
May 19, 1944 - Oct. 4, 2008
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel, 548-3219
Services: 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 8, 2008, Redmond Memorial Chapel, 717 SW 6th Street.

Dale Steven ‘Steve’ Dorn
May 26, 1955 - Sept. 28, 2008
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals - Redmond, 504-9485
Services: Memorial service was held at Redmond Community Church, Saturday, October 4, 2008.

Vince Lukacs
Aug. 30, 1932 - Sept. 26, 2008
Arrangements: Baird Funeral Home - Bend, 382-0903
No services will be held.
Michael Ralph Merwin
Dec. 16, 1943 - Oct. 2, 2008 Arrangements: Whispering Pines Funeral Home, 416-9733 Services: A memorial service will be held Saturday, October 11th, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at the Assembly Of God Church, 835 S. Main Street Prineville, Oregon.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Pioneer Memorial Hospital Hospital Hospice.

Delbert Raymond Dean
June 26, 1937 - Oct. 4, 2008
Delbert Raymond Dean, a life-long resident of Redmond, passed away at his home on the Deschutes River at Cline Falls on October 4, 2008. He was 71 years of age. He was born in Gresham, Oregon on June 26, 1937. His parents moved to Redmond 6 months later. His life was spent right here in Central Oregon loving every minute of it. His past accomplishments were centered around sports of all sorts. He was Redmond’s first Pee Wee Rodeo King in 1949. He boxed in smokers in high school in the early fifties. He jockeyed in relay races at Deschutes Co. Fair, rode broncs and steers in Central Oregon rodeos. He was an excellent marksman and an avid hunter and fisherman. His father, Roy Dean, founded Cinder Butte Packing Co. in 1946 and Del took it over for a few years upon his father’s retirement. He served in the army from 1961 to 1963, being awarded sharpshooter status. He started Central Oregon Pavers with a group of five other men in 1964 and eventually bought out each ones interests until he was the sole owner. He sold the company in 1984.
In 1985 he joined Oregon Asphalt, a subsidiary of Roger’s Construction in Portland, and supervised all road construction east of the Cascades until 1995 for that company. He retired at age 58, built some spec houses with a friend, fished, hunted, gardened, golfed and socialized from 1997 until his passing.
He was preceded in death by his father, Roy, and his brother, Gilbert.
His survivors are his mother, Ruth Dean, Redmond; wife, Greta, whom he married at the Cline Falls residence April 14, 1984; his daughter Debra Hager of Tygh Valley; his son Danny Dean, of Redmond; his daughter Kelly Sugano, San Clemente, CA; his daughter Cathy Aviles, Cathedral City, CA; and two step sons, Rick Scurlock of Terrebonne and Ron Scurlock of Redmond; his brother Lee Roy Dean, Chico, CA and sister Betty Graves, Boise, ID, and his childhood friend, Ed Frey.
He has 13 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and 22 nephews and nieces.
Celebration of life to be Saturday October 11, 2008, 1:00 p.m. at Masonic Lodge, 627 S. 7th St., Redmond. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Redmond.
Autumn Funerals, Redmond is in charge of arrangements.

Dale Steven “Steve” Dorn
May 26, 1955 - Sept. 28, 2008
Steve Dorn died Sunday, September 28, 2008. Steve was born May 26, 1955 in Salem, Oregon to Dale Dorn and Kathleen Angland Dorn. Steve was a second generation native Oregonian who attended Salem area schools, graduating from Sprague High School in 1973. Steve loved Central Oregon and spent most of his adult life in the Redmond area. Steve raised two beautiful children of whom he was extremely proud. Jacob recently moved to the Seattle area and Katie is a Redmond high school scholar.
Steve was a Central Oregon businessman. He owned and operated the Redmond branch of Dorn Brothers Auto and Truck Sales for over 20 years. This business was founded originally in 1947 by his father and uncles and is continued by two of his brothers. Steve coined the phrase “Dorn Good Deals” which is well known all over the state of Oregon. Steve most recently owned and operated Steve Dorn RV & Marine.
Steve had a tremendous sense of humor that he used in business as well as his personal life. He had numerous friends, many who dated back to his school days in Salem. Steve’s friends, both old and new, were a great source of comfort and support to him. His passions were first and foremost his kids. He loved the outdoors, boating, hiking and skiing. Steve and his kids traveled throughout the West and had many memorable adventures.
Steve is survived by his children, Jacob and Katie, his father, Dale and his sister and brothers, Sue (Jeff) Ford, Dan (Laura), Mike (Kim) and John (Debbi) Dorn. He is also survived by his niece and nephews, Riley, Kory, Cooper and Carter Dorn. Steve was preceded in death by his nephew, McKenzie and his mother, Kathleen.
The family wishes to thank all who have been a part of Steve’s life. A celebration of life was held Saturday, October 4, 2008 at 11:00 am at the Redmond Community Church. Donations may be made to the Salvation Army or the charity of your choice in Steve’s name.

Troy Allen Purdy
Sept. 24, 1957 - Sept. 23, 2008
Troy had a brain aneurysm at the home of his sister in Crooked River Ranch, Oregon, on Sunday, September 21, 2008, and never regained consciousness. The family had gathered to celebrate the 91st birthday of their stepfather, Pete Lanning, of Redmond, Oregon.
Troy was born in Cottage Grove, Oregon, and moved to Central Oregon in the ‘70s. He was living in Redmond, Oregon, at the time of his death, and was attending college at Central Oregon Community College.
He is survived by his longtime girlfriend, Pam Reed and daughter, Stacia, of Redmond, Oregon, as well as siblings, Rhonda Purdy and Chester Purdy of Crooked River Ranch, Nancy Freel and stepfather, Pete Lanning, of Redmond, and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Lucille D. Lanning, of Crooked River Ranch, and his father, Marion M. Purdy, of Cottage Grove, Oregon.
A remembrance of life will be held at the Redmond Moose Lodge on Saturday, October 18, 2008, at 2 p.m.
Memorials may be sent to Redmond Humane Society.
Autumn Funerals is in charge of arrangements.