February 10, 2009

Local obituaries

Dale Bannon
June 5, 1925 - Jan. 25, 2009
Arrangements: Prineville Funeral Home, 447-6459
Services: A Funeral Service was held on Monday, February 2, 2009. Contributions can be made to: Our Savior's Lutheran Church building fund, 695 NW 3rd St., Prineville, OR 97754 or Pioneer Memorial Hospice, 1201 NE Elm St., Prineville, OR 97754.

Laura Ruth Short
Aug. 8, 1961 - Jan. 29, 2009

Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel, 548-3219
Services: Celebration of Life Service was held February 6, 2009.
Burial will be at Mt. Jefferson Memorial Park in Madras, OR.

Darren Patrick Tooley
Oct. 17, 1970 - Jan. 18, 2009
Services: A celebration of Darren’s life will be held at a later date. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Humane Society.

Juanita Mae Orourke
Aug. 22, 1933 - Jan. 27, 2009
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel, 548-3219
Services: No services are planned.

Marjorie Ruth (Gordon) Kurtz
Aug. 27, 1933 ~ Feb. 6, 2009
Arrangements: Baird Funeral Home, of Bend. 541-382-0903Services: “Home - Going Service” at Trinity Lutheran Church, Wed. Feb. 11, 2009 at 1:00pm. Contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church & School, 2550 NE Butler Market Rd., Bend, Oregon 97701

Jean Louise Yost
Feb. 23, 1938 - Feb. 6, 2009
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals - Redmond, 504-9485
Services: A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 28th at the Daysprings Christian Church in Terrebonne.

Eleanor (Weedon) Mace
Oct. 7, 1921 ~ Feb. 5, 2009
Arrangements: Baird Funeral Home, of Bend. 541-382-0903
Services: No services we be held.
Contributions may be made to: Partners in Care Hospice, 2075 NE Wyatt Ct., Bend, OR 97701.

James J. “Jim” Edwards
April 11, 1932 ~ Feb. 5, 2009

Arrangements: Baird Memorial Chapel, of La Pine. 541-536-5104
Services: Scattering of the ashes at sea will be at a later date.

Jessie Belle Donovan
Nov. 10, 1913 - Feb. 2, 2009
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals - Redmond, 541-504-9485
Services: No services planned.

Hairle L. Parsons
July 15, 1962 ~ Feb. 4, 2009
Arrangements: Baird Funeral Home, of Bend. 541-382-0903
Services: Private family gathering at a later date.

Ruth Ann Cunningham
Dec. 14, 1937 - Feb. 1, 2009
Arrangements: Prineville Funeral Home, 447-6459
Services: No local services will be held.

Shirley S. (Kibbey) Flaherty
Jan. 24, 1947 - Feb. 4, 2009
Arrangements: Baird Funeral Home, Bend 541-382-0903
Services: Graveside service was held at Mountain View Cemetery in Walla Walla, Wash. on Feb. 10, 2009.
Contribution may be made to Hospice of Redmond & Sisters, 732 SW 23rd Ave., Redmond, OR, 97756

Laura Ruth Short
Aug. 8, 1961 - Jan. 29, 2009
Our dear Little Laura, Laura Ruth Short, passed peacefully away January 29, 2009, surrounded by her family.
Laura was born to Robert and Sarah Lovina Short August 8, 1961. She lived with her family as she was educated by Warm Springs and Madras schools, the Opportunity Center, and the loving tutelage of her teacher-mother.
She went on to work as "clothing specialist" at the Redmond Thrift Store. Laura took her job seriously and made many good friends there.
Her kind, gentle nature and smile that brightened everyone's lives made her a joy to be around. She had a great sense of humor and could be overcome by laughter. The fact that she was chromosomally enhanced (Down's Syndrome) made her all the more lovable.
Laura loved being a companion to her mom, dancing, making crafts with sisters, watching the Fiddlers, going to the Highland Baptist Church and hanging out with friends Joyce and Barbara, Mick Harris, Pam Harris, and Rose Palmer at the group home.
Laura was a cohesive force among family and friends. Her subtle gifts to us will never be replaced. While we have lost her earthly presence, she has gone on to join her mother, father and sister Kathy, and friends Mick and Joyce.
Surviving Laura are her sisters, Ginny Rosenkranz, and husband, Patrick, Marjie Reinig and husband, Bill; nephews, Crispin Rosenkranz, Zachary Reinig, Nikolas Reinig, and niece, Jessica Reinig.
Donations may be made to the ARC of Central Oregon.

Barbra Rae Bates
March 7, 1943 - Feb. 1, 2009
After a brief battle with cancer, Barbra Rae Bates, surrounded by family, passed away peacefully at her home in Redmond, Oregon on Sunday, February 1st at the age 65. Barbra was born on March 7, 1943, to Raymond and Evelyn Yadon in Fairview, Montana. Because of a raging blizzard, she was brought home from the hospital in a horse drawn sleigh. A few months after her birth, the Yadon family moved to Vanport, Oregon where Barbra's father worked in the shipyards during World War II.
Barbra graduated from Reynolds High School in 1961 where she was lead soprano in the choir, belonged to a seven girls singing group named the Seven Teens, and was a proud member of the Future Homemakers of America.
Barbra married her high school beau, Allen Bates, in 1963 and they moved to Ontario, Oregon where Allen managed the family car business. During this time, Barbra was a homemaker and was on the local hospital auxiliary board and a member of the Jaycees, a social service group. This is also when Barbra and Allen had their first daughter, Kelly Rae Bates in 1964.
Barbra and her husband moved to Gresham, Oregon in 1966, where their second daughter, Belinda Jo Bates, was born in 1970. In 1985, Barbra and her husband divorced and Barbra went back to school. While earning her college degree, she worked for the law firm Vick & Gutzler. Barbra was a paralegal assistant to Judith Hudson Matarazzo until Barbra's retirement in 2000. Barbra remarried in 1990 to James Oeder and, in 2004, they settled in Redmond, Oregon.
Barbra was an active volunteer in the reading programs, Oasis in Gresham and SMART in Redmond, and was a member of the Oregon Legal Assistant Association for the State of Oregon for many years. She enjoyed life to its fullest and especially loved spending time with her family and her grandchildren in particular. Barbra had a passion for travel, reading, going to plays and the arts, staying fit through walking, Pilates and yoga, and socializing with her friends in the social groups, The Lunch Bunch and Newcomers/Oldcomers. She also took pleasure in training and playing with her Parsons Russell dog, Mr. Wilson and the newest addition to her household, Abigail the Siamese cat.
Barbra was an intelligent, dynamic and beautiful woman. She was a devoted daughter and sister, a faithful wife, a supportive mother and a loving and guiding grandmother. The earth will be a little less bright with her departure, but heaven will shine that much more on her arrival. Barbra will be greatly missed, but her influence will live on.
Barbra was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Evelyn Yadon and her older sister, Dolores Schwenk. Barbra is survived by her husband, Jim Oeder of Redmond, Oregon; daughters and sons-in-law, Kelly and Ron Bateman of Gresham, Oregon and Belinda and Travis Hampton of Redmond, Oregon; grandchildren, Grant and Taylor Bateman of Gresham, Oregon and Delaney and Bethany Hampton of Redmond, Oregon; and younger sister and brother-in-law, Nikki and Ron Manza of Portland, Oregon.
At Barbra's request, there will be no services. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Redmond Hospice.

Juanita ‘Nita’ Mae Barks O'Rourke
August 22, 1933 - Jan. 27 2009
Juanita M. "Nita" O'Rourke, 75, from Culver, died January 27, 2009 at her home after a courageous battle with cancer. No services will be held at her request.
Nita was born August 22, 1933 in Lyons, Kansas, a daughter of Joseph and Mae Barks. She was raised and educated in Arizona.
She married Bernard F. "Barney" O'Rourke, November 24, 1950, in Phoenix, Arizona. Barney's service in the U.S. Navy required them to move frequently. They lived in San Diego, CA; various cities in northern Virginia; Fall River, MA; and Valparaiso, Chile. Upon his retirement in 1972, they moved to a ranch at Kimberly, Oregon. Nita lived in the Redmond/Culver area for the past ten years.
She enjoyed dancing and big band music, word puzzles and the game of Scrabble. She was a wonderful mother who was very active in the lives of her six children. She adored her grandchildren and cherished the time she spent with them.
Survivors include her children and their spouses: Berney and Donna O'Rourke; Mike O'Rourke; Pat and Chris O'Rourke; Angel and Max Mills; Sheri and Jim Stirewalt; Kelly and Scott Gross; her brother, Marion Douglas Barks; sixteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Redmond Memorial Chapel in charge of arrangments. www.redmondmemorialchapel.com

Lyle DeanHammack
June 24, 1951 – January 30, 2009
At 57 years his journey came to an end at the Veterans hospital in Portland. Lyle lived in Eugene, he was raised in Sisters, Oregon where his heart was always at. He was born in Redmond, Oregon to Wesley Milton Hammack (deceased) and Dona Lee (Abbott) Hammack. Lyle married Margie Lea (Smyth) Hammack in Sisters; May 25, 1974. They own 5 acres in Eugene & have 2 horses & 2 dogs; George Strait & Bubba who they love dearly. Lyle went to school in Sisters, when it was a quiet little logging town of about 600 people. In 1969 Lyle joined
the Marines during the Vietnam conflict. He received the Good Conduct Medal & National Defense Service Medal and an honorable discharge from the Marines as a Corporal. He belonged to the U.S.M.C. Reserve Force until 1975. He was a true Warrior, a true Marine and fought hard to live. He stood for something and fought for what he believed in. Coming from a family of 8 kids, he was tough and had a heart of gold. Lyle loved all kids and had time for them. He loved his nephews and nieces and was like a 2nd father to them. He would even get down in the
dirt, play with the Tonka Trucks and build roads with them.
Lyle worked in the woods and drove for Harold Barclay Logging in Sisters, Oregon. He moved to Eugene and worked several different jobs in Eugene: Logging,
Driving Cattle Truck, Fertilizer Truck, worked for Eugene Auction Yard and was a Brand Inspector. He also traveled to Murphysboro, Tennessee with Frank White to show Tennessee Walking Horses. He was a man of many hats . . .
Lyle is a cowboy, “Ranch & Rodeo”. He worked the Wild Horse Race with his brothers Jack and John Hammack and his friends. They were undefeated in the 1970’s & early 1980’s. He also Teamroped with his family, Tom, John, Ron & Jay Hall and his brothers and friends. He belonged to the Northwest Professional Rodeo Association and judged many Rodeo’s, also many High School Rodeo’s. When his nephew John Hall, presented Lyle with the P.R.C.A. Columbia River Circuit Finals Buckle that he had won in the Steer Wrestling. Lyle was estatic and wore that buckle with pride. Lyle helped with his families “Bull Bashes” they produced in Central Oregon from 1992 to 1997. When he got well, “he had a dream” to raise P.B.R. Bucking Bulls. He never missed a P.B.R. Bullriding on TV. He knew the Bulls and he knew the riders, some
personally. He so enjoyed camping, hunting & fi shing with family from Margie’s side and his side. At our family Pow Wow, one of the highlights of his life was when he received
his “Chinook” Indian name Honoring, given to him by his Aunt Gladyce Damewood in 2003. Lyle was proud of his Indian heritage. He believed in our creator, our
Great Spirit. His Indian name is “Kahkwa Nika Tum Tum” which means: “As my heart thinks”.
Lyle is survived by his wonderful wife, Margie; Mother, Dona Hammack; Sisters, Patty (Patricia L. Hammack) Hall & (Tom); Denise L. (Hammack) Burger & (Andy); Brothers, John E. (Maura) Hammack, Jack W. & (Lori) Hammack, Jim E. & (Kristi) Hammack & many aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, cousins, brother-in-laws, sisters-in-law & lifetime friends. Lyle has gone to join, “with a tear in his eye”, his “Dad”,Milton Hammack, brother Dick Hammack, sister
Rebecca (Becky) Sue Hammack-Ward, Uncle Verl Hammack and his Grandparents: George Ernest Earl Hammack & Mable Lilas Hammack & Harold Henry (Hank) Aboott & Verda Dean (Bay) Abbott.
A CELEBRATION OF LIFE Service will be held on Sunday, February 15,
2009, at 1:00 p.m., Redmond Grange Hall with a potluck luncheon to follow.

William Hendrich
Jan. 11, 1922-Jan. 17, 2009
William A. Hendrich was born in Lincoln County, Kansas on January 11, 1922 to Anna and Joseph Hendrich. He was the next to the oldest of ten children. William attended rural schools through eighth grade, graduating in 1936 and completed his GED later. He farmed with
his father until he was drafted in November of 1942. He served in the 21AIB in Europe, including three major battles: The Battle of the Bulge, The Battle of the Ardennes and The Battle of the Rhine. His unit emancipated the Matthausen Prison Camp on the Danube River in
Austria at the end of the war. There he witnessed the depth of the evil and inhumanity
of the Hitler regime.
On November 25, 1948, he married Barbara Briggs of Kansas City, Kansas. After their marriage, William continued to farm until a relapse of rheumatic fever caused him to leave farming. He worked in sales in Sterling, Kansas; Sacramento, California; and Bend, Oregon, retiring in 1987. William and Barbara were best friends and lovers throughout the sixty years of their marriage. William loved the Lord Jesus Christ supremely, and served as a deacon-servant for over 50 years. His prayer was that his children and grandchildren after him would know and serve the Lord.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara, his five children: Gordon (Laurie) of Knoxville, TN; Phyllis Hartin (Don) of Citrus Heights, CA; Margaret Blankenfeld (John) of Lacey, WA; Howard (Donna) of Grass Valley, CA; Alice Hendrich of Bend and his fourteen grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.
Donations in William’s memory may be given to Billy Graham Evangelistic Association,
1 Billy Graham Parkway, Charlotte, NC 28201-0001.

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