March 3, 2009

Obituaries

John Michael Morgenthaler
Aug. 25, 1921 - Feb. 24, 2009
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals - Redmond, 504-9485
Services: A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, March 15th, 2009, at 1 p.m. at the Redmond VFW Hall, 1836 SW Veterans Way, Redmond. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Redmond, 1355 NE Hemlock Ave., Redmond, OR 97756

Joyce Anita Bryan
August 23, 1917 – February 19, 2009
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals-Redmond 541-350-0786
Services: A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 6, 2009 at the Community Presbyterian Church, 529 NW 19th Street, Redmond.

Erma E. Brown
Oct. 3, 1920 - Feb. 24, 2009
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel, 548-3219
Services: As per her request there will be no public services.

John ‘Jack’ Mansfield
Oct. 3, 1923 - Feb. 15, 2009
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals - Redmond, 504-0485
Services: No services are planned at this time.

Elbert ‘Earl’ Lundy
May 24, 1920 - Feb. 19, 2009
Arrangements: Deschutes Memorial Chapel, 382-5592
Services: Private burial will be held at a later date.

Elmer "Bill" Emery
Sept. 23, 1912 - Jan. 31, 2009
Elmer "Bill" Emery, 96, passed away on January 31, 2009, in an Anacortes, Washington Care Center. He had relocated to Anacortes in 2005 to be near his children.
Bill was born in Bellaire, Kansas, on September 23, 1912.
In WWII he served in the Navy Construction Battalion (SEABEES) as a heavy equipment operator, before returning and settling in the Central Oregon area (Bend/Redmond).
He married Hope Chandler of Holyoke, Colorado, in 1946 and following her death in 1994, he married Mary Monroe in 1995. Mary preceded him in death in 2006.
Bill worked in the logging industry for several years before becoming head of maintenance at Central Oregon District Hospital, where he worked until his retirement in 1977.
After retirement Bill started his own small appliance repair business. He was known in the area for his ability to fix anything.
Bill enjoyed traveling and visiting family all over the USA. He had an incredible ability to recall memories in great detail from his youth and amazed all that knew him with his stories from past decades.
He was a longtime member of the Redmond Christian Church, where he served as a Deacon and Elder. He never complained and was steadfast. He was as good a person as a human can be. He will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Marilyn and Gus Gosanko of Anacortes, Washington; son and daughter-in-law, Ron and Ann Emery, of Kenmore, Washington; and three grandchildren, Amelia Birks, Susanna Jones and Peter Emery. He is also survived by four step-grandchildren, eight step-great-grandchildren and one step-great-great-grandchild.
Interment was at Deschutes Memorial Gardens. Memorial Services will be held at a later date.

John Wayne Foster
September 30, 1942 – February 14, 2009
John Wayne Foster, 66, a resident of Medford, died in his home on Saturday, February 14,
from complications following heart surgery. Survivors include his daughters, Wilma (Foster) Limbeck of Cornelius, Oregon; Thelma (Foster) Whitaker of Culver, Oregon; and a son, Clyde Foster of Redmond, Oregon; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. At the family’s request
there will be no service.

Gordon "Fred" Hall
Sept. 25, 1907-Feb. 13, 2009
Fred Hall was born in Savanna, Washington, to Fred and Gladys Hall. Fred was raised by Uncle Harry, Uncle Orie and Aunt May Hall.
Fred was born when there were very few cars. He became a good horseman and learned to drive work horses and mules. At age 9, he started driving horses and working hard. He saw a lot of changes throughout his 101 years.
In the mid 1920s, Fred moved to the Bay Area of Oakland, Calif. He met Thelma Olson on a dude ranch he was working for. They married and had a son, Tom Hall, in 1938. In 1940, when Tom was 2 years old, they moved to Medford, Oregon - their daughter Darlene (Cookie) Hall was born in 1942.
When WWII broke out in 1941, the government built Camp White Military base. Fred, with his teams of horses, helped build the base. He was also in the dairy business at the same time, milking 40 to 50 cows. He was a livestock order buyer at the same time, which he did for the rest of his life. In the early 1950s, he sold the dairy farm and bought a 160-acre working ranch where he could run cattle. That was when he and Thelma divorced. Cookie went to live with her mother. Tom Hall lived with his dad, Fred.
Fred married Faye in 1957 and with her and her 4 children: Joanne, Gary, Vada Romine
and Janet, moved to Redmond in 1959.
Fred was successful in the livestock order buying business. Fred drove his team and wagons in parades and fairs. He ran the Chariot Race Teams at local fairs and rodeos. He teamroped with his son, Tom Hall, at many rodeos. Fred was a mentor to many friends that he helped to learn the cattle business.
Fred worked in several movies made here in Central Oregon. The last one was the Kevin Costner movie made in 1997, called “The Postman.” Fred was 90 years old at that time. Back then the horse you rode got paid $100 a day and the rider got $70 a day.
Fred was preceded in death by his daughter, Darlene (Cookie) Hall-Keeney in 2007.
Services will be held at Highland Baptist Church on Saturday, March 7 at 1:30 p.m.
The family respectfully requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Hospice of
Redmond/Sisters.

Patricia Jean (Cain) Knorr
October 12, 1932 – February 23, 2009

At the age of 76, Patty passed away at her home with family beside her.
She was born in Redmond, Oregon, to James Milton and Ethel Carter (Truesdale) Cain. She
was raised on the Crooked River west of Prineville, Oregon. Patty graduated as valedictorian from Crook County High School in 1950 and then attended business college. She worked as a legal secretary and bookkeeper for 40 years.
Patty was married to Floyd Dale (Duffy) Knorr for 53 years. They lived briefly in Los Angeles and Christmas Valley before returning to Redmond in 1963. Patty loved reading and enjoyed boating, fishing and hunting with family and friends, as well as fixing up and decorating her home. She also became an avid family genealogist.
She was preceded in death by her parents and is survived by her husband, three children and their spouses (Chuck and Margaret Knorr, Dick and Sandy Knorr and Tammy and Rick Croxen), numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and her brother Dick Cain and family.
A Celebration of Life will take place Friday, from 1-7 p.m., March 13, at the Redmond Grange, 707 SW Kalama. Contributions may be made in the name of Patricia Knorr to the OHSU Foundation to Benefit Alzheimer’s Disease Research, 1121 SW Salmon, Ste. 200, Portland, OR 97205-2021 or to: Redmond-Sisters Hospice, 732 SW 23rd, Redmond, OR 97756.

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