February 23, 2010

Obituaries

Alfred Henry Gulstrom, of Prineville
May 21, 1922 - Feb. 12, 2010
Arrangements: Prineville Funeral Home, 541-447-6459
A funeral service was held on February 18, 2010 at the Prineville Presbyterian Church. A burial mass was held at Redmond Memorial Cemetery in Redmond
Contributions may be made to Prineville Presbyterian Church, 1771 N. Madras Hwy, Prineville, OR 97754.

Marion Elizabeth Spooner, of Crooked River Ranch
April 14, 1930 - Feb. 12, 2010
Arrangements: Deschutes Memorial Chapel, 541-382-5592
www.deschutesmemorialchapel.com
Services were held on Wed., Feb. 17, 2010, at Deschutes Memorial Chapel, 63875 N. Hwy 97, Bend, OR.

Randy A. Scharlund, of Powell Butte
Dec. 1, 1954 - Feb. 14, 2010
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel, 541-548-3219, www.redmondmemorial.com
Time and date of service will follow at a later date.

Alta June South, formerly of Fossil
July 22, 1919 - Feb. 13, 2010
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals - Redmond, 541-504-9485
No services will be held.

Allen Rede King, of Burns
Mar. 29, 1928 - Feb. 13, 2010
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals - Redmond, 541-504-9485
No services will be held.

J. Douglas James
June 12, 1918 - Feb. 7, 2010
Sue James
August 18, 1921 - Feb. 12, 2010
Sue and Doug James, recently of Redmond, Ore., died the week of February 7, surrounded by their five children and two sons-in-law.
J. Douglas James was born to John Warren James and Nelle Becker James in Springfield, Ohio, on June 12, 1918. He graduated from Wittenberg University in 1941 and was pursuing graduate studies at Temple University in Philadelphia, Penn., when he met his future bride, Sue Constanzo. They courted by correspondence for the three years that Douglas served as a medic in the Aleutian Islands, Alaska during WWII.
Sue James was born to Nicolo and Rosina Constanzo in Philadelphia, Penn., on August 18, 1921. Designated one of the ten outstanding seniors at Temple University, she graduated in 1942 with a degree in Education. Sue and Douglas were married on November 4, 1945 in Philadelphia before moving to Springfield, Ohio.
Doug and Sue attended Christ Episcopal Church. Their faith in Christ was central to their relationship. They ran the James Lumber Company before building the first two modern nursing homes in Springfield. Through his work as Administrator of New Horizons and Ethan Allen Manor, Doug devoted his life’s work to providing compassionate care to dozens of seniors and their families. One of Sue’s greatest joys was her 23 years of teaching history and social studies at Ridgewood School, where she was much loved by her students and colleagues.
The couple shared a love of the arts, which was a gift they passed on to their children. Douglas enjoyed classical music and playing piano. Sue loved to dance, teaching modern dance to her children and their friends. She enjoyed roles in several community theater productions. Sue was one of the original organizers and Chair of the Summer Arts Festival. An avid reader, Douglas enjoyed working at the library, after his retirement.
In 1990, Doug and Sue moved to Redmond, Ore.. They were active members of St. Alban’s Episcopal Church. Doug continued to play tennis with new friends for some years and served as a volunteer at Hospice of Redmond-Sisters. He loved walking his boxer in the Dry Canyon and exploring the beauties of Central Oregon.
Sue was employed as a Spiritual Coordinator at Hospice of Redmond-Sisters for 16 years, retiring in 2008. During this time she was ordained to the Episcopal deaconate and served as a pastoral caregiver at St. Charles Medical Center in Bend. She was ordained to the priesthood in December 2001, serving at St. Alban’s through 2008.
Douglas and Sue are survived by their five children: Cynthia Lamb Faust, Deborah Bradshaw, Barbara Coleman, Claudia James, and Greg James, as well six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. They are also survived by: Doug’s sister, Joan Wagenseller and extended family; Sue’s cousins, Dante Costanzo, Anita Troilo, and extended families of cousins, nieces and nephews in Italy, Toronto, and Philadelphia.
A joint memorial service in Redmond will be held in March. Redmond Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements, 541-548-3219.

Donald Boyd Brown
March 14, 1912 - Feb. 19, 2010
Donald Boyd Brown, age 97, a long-time resident of Redmond, Oregon, passed away from natural causes on February 19, 2010.
Don was born in Portland, Oregon, on March 14, 1912, to Roy and Nora Brown. He spent part of his youth in the Culver/Metolius area, and attended high school in Portland, graduating from Benson Polytechnic School. He had five sisters: Mildred McClay of Redmond, Oregon, Gwen Hird of Lawrence, Massachusetts, Dorothy Brown, Lucille Meeks, and Margaret Darby.
In his youth, he and his father had a logging business. He then worked as a mechanic, where he developed a fascination for automobiles. He was part of the Civilian Conservation Corps, and hauled mercury for the Horse Heaven Mercury Mine. He then worked for Babbler Brothers on the construction of the Redmond Airport. He was the purchasing agent for Lyle H. Cobb Construction Company, where he met his future wife.
Don married Mae Madison on January 27, 1945, in Kelso, Washington.
Don and Mae moved to Redmond in 1946, and started their life together. He worked for the City of Redmond for 28 years, and was the Supervisor of the water purification plant. He retired in 1975.
Don is survived by his wife, Mae Brown; son, Douglas Brown and his wife, Margaret Brown of Petaluma, California; his daughter, Wanda Tigard and her husband, Conan Tigard of Redmond, Oregon; his granddaughters, Shawna Brown and Cierra Tigard; as well as his sisters, Mildred and Gwen. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Nora Brown; three sisters, Dorothy at age four, Lucille and Margaret; and his daughter, Donna Mae Leamon and her husband, Wayne Leamon.
A private family graveside service will be held.
Donations may be made to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation, PO Box 515, Northampton, MA, 01061-0515.
Website: http://www.macular.org/.

Marilyn LaVonne Hubbard
Oct. 16, 1923 - Feb. 11, 2010
Marilyn LaVonne Hubbard died on the morning of February 11, 2010, at the age of 86. The Portland native was born to Maurice and Ruth Michaels on October 16, 1923.
As a young woman, Marilyn lived many places throughout the country such as New York, Florida, and in Central Oregon for more than 40 year. In addition she spent time in the U.S. Coast Guard. She married Donald Hubbard in the mid 1950’s, and the couple had daughter, Beverly, in 1956, followed by son, Robert, in 1958. Marilyn could be described as a woman who loved other people and lived life to the fullest. She was also incredibly selfless and elegant with a penchant for reading and traveling.
Marilyn is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Beverly and Tom Baier; son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Carol Hubbard, and grandson, Robert Hubbard, Jr. She also leaves behind her “grandkits”, Emmy and Pooh.
There will be a Celebration of Life held at the Berry Park Retirement Community in Oregon City, where Marilyn lived for over two years, on February 28, 2010, at 1:30 pm.
The family has requested that donations be made to Providence Willamette Falls Hospice in lieu of flowers. Arrangements were handled by Crown Memorial Center in Milwaukie. Please sign the guestbook at www.anewtradition.com/obituaries

Randy Alfred Scharlund
Dec. 1, 1954 - Feb. 14, 2010
Randy Scharlund born on December 1, 1954, died in his home in Powell Butte of a heart attack on February 14, 2010. He was 55 years old.
A 1973 graduate of Springfield High, he worked 11 years for Pape' Cat in Eugene and lived in Lane County for 44 years. He married the love of his life, Jeanne Bjelland, in May of 1986, in Lincoln City, OR. Randy had his own business in Central Oregon, Scharlund Custom Painting. He is survived by his wife, Jeanne of Powell Butte, OR; sister, Lynda (Dale) Prock of Springfield, OR; and sister-in-law, Connie Norman of Redmond, OR; two nieces and five great-nieces and nephews. Randy will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, February 27, 2010, at 12 p.m. at Redmond Memorial Chapel, 717 SW 6th St., Redmond, OR. 541-548-3219.
Contributions may be made in Randy's memory to the Humane Society of Redmond. See Redmond Memorial Chapel guest book for condolences at http://www.redmondmemorial.com/

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