April 14, 2009

Obituaries

Carole G. Granucci Hall
January 8, 1935 - April 10, 2009
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel, 541-548-3219
Services: Graveside services were held April 14, 2009, at Redmond Memorial Cemetery.

June ‘Toby’ Maxine Jones
Mar. 16, 1936 - April 3, 2009
Arrangements: Prineville Funeral Home, 541-447-6459
Services: Funeral services were held on April 6, 2009.

Harry S. Criswell
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals - Redmond, 541-504-9485
Services: Inurnment and a private service will be held at a later date.

Patricia Ann (Patten) Thomas
Mar. 13, 1934 - April 9, 2009
Arrangements: Deschutes Memorial Chapel, 541-382-5592
Services Pending.

Mathilda ‘Boots’ Rose Smallwood
Dec. 29, 1937 - April 8, 2009
Prineville resident Boots Smallwood passed away April 8, 2009, at Pioneer Memorial Hospital. She was 71 years of age.
A potluck fellowship will be held on Saturday, April 18, 2009, at noon at the Redmond VFW Hall in Boots’ memory.
Boots was born in East Chicago, Indiana, on December 29, 1937, to Helen Edna (Perrin) and Joseph Eugene Palmonari Palmer.
She moved to Fontana, Calif., in 1948 where she was educated and graduated high school in 1955. In the fall of 1956 she was introduced to Tom Smallwood. Six months later they were married in San Bernardino, Calif., on March 1, 1957. They lived in San Bernardino until 1968. They moved to Gladstone, Ore., where Tom worked for 1st National Bank and she raised their children. She moved to Coos Bay, Ore., in 1971 then to Springfield, Ore., and to Burns, Ore., in 1980 where she and her husband opened a Coast to Coast store. She later moved to North Bend in 1983, then to Klamath Falls and finally to Prineville in 1987.
Boots enjoyed bowling and bowled on several leagues including the Mop Droppers in Prineville. She loved to play bingo at the Prineville Senior Center and the Redmond VFW Hall; she enjoyed RVing and camping. Boots loved to cook and share recipes.
She was a member of the Prineville Garden Club, a lifetime member of the Ladies Auxiliary #4108 of the Redmond VFW, and the Catholic Church.
Boots was always happy and had a smile on her face; she was upbeat even though she was suffering from cancer. She will be remembered as a loving mother, always writing to her children after they were grown. A very caring and compassionate giving person.
She is survived by her husband, Tom Smallwood of Prineville and a son, Stephen Smallwood of Burns, Ore., and one daughter, Kelly Lee of Prineville, Ore.; sisters, Anita Cox of Bloomington, Calif., and Beverly Noble of Joshua Tree, Calif.; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by one son, James, on June 27, 1993; one brother, Wesley Palmer, in 2003 and her parents.
Contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to the Pioneer Memorial Hospice, 1201 NE Elm St., Prineville, OR 97754 or The American Cancer Society, 2350 Oakmount Way, Suite 200, Eugene, OR 977401 or to the Sara Fisher Memorial at St. Charles Medical Center, 2500 NE Neff Rd., Bend, OR 97701.
Arrangements are in the care of the Prineville Funeral Home.

C. Irene Perry
March 11, 1921 - April 7, 2009
Irene Perry was born March 11, 1921, in Topeka, Kansas, daughter of Clarence and Inez Gordon, and died April 7, 2009, in Redmond, Oregon.
Irene attended Washburn University in Topeka and was a proud member of the Delta Gamma Sorority. She worked for the Santa Fe Railroad as an auditor, which was quite the accomplishment for a woman of that time. In 1951 she married a career Air Force man, James R. Perry Jr. She and Jim enjoyed the military lifestyle and were thrilled to share it with their two daughters, Jeannene and Michele.
In 1965 they retired from the Air Force and settled in Redmond, Oregon, to pursue Jim’s dream of raising Arabian horses. Irene took to the ranch and enjoyed the country lifestyle. In later years she became an avid bridge player and relished in the lives of her grandchildren.
Jim preceded her in death in 1994. Irene is survived by her two daughters and sons-in-law, Jeannene and Michael Aid, Michele and Denny Tremblay; also her five grandchildren and their spouses, Jeff and Athena Harrison, James and Kelly Brown, Jasen and Denise Brown, Heather and Jeffrey Albright, and Kimberly and Chad Gorton. Irene has five great-grandchildren, Grady, Ali, Corbin, Taisey, and Nevaeh and was looking forward to the birth of identical twin boys.
Irene had a quick wit and a great sense of humor. She was an excellent mother and grandmother and a good friend to all that knew her. Our world will be changed forever with her passing, but we are so enriched to have had her in our lives.As per Irene’s wishes, she is being cremated. Redmond Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. A private memorial will be held.

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