October 26, 2010

Obituaries

Martha Georgia Grimes, of Redmond
Sept. 10, 1916 - Oct. 18, 201
Arrangements:Autumn Funerals-Redmond
541-504-9485, www.autumnfunerals.net
Services:Graveside service was held at Oct. 22 at Deschutes Memorial Gardens, Bend
Contributions may be made to Tumalo Community Church.

Robert Lloyd Jordan, of Redmond
Oct. 15, 1934 - Oct. 20, 2010
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel
541.548.3219, www.redmondmemorial.com
Services were held October 23, Redmond Memorial Chapel

Daryl L. Weigel, of Redmond
May 7, 1943 - Oct. 14, 2010
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals-Redmond
541-504-9485, www.autumnfunerals.net
Memorial Service: 1:30 pm, Sat., Oct. 30, 2010, VFW Hall 1836 Veterans Way, Redmond

Thomas “Tom” G. Hall, of Redmond
June 5, 1938 - Oct. 21, 2010
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel
541-548-3219
Services: Thursday, October 28, 2010, Graveside Camp Polk Cemetery, Sisters, 12:00 Noon.

Val Maurice Cummings, of Redmond
July 10, 1923 - Oct. 20, 2010
Arrangements:Autumn Funerals-Redmond
541-504-9485, www.autumnfunerals.net
No services planned.

Dick Mayfield, of Redmond
May 15, 1926 - October 19, 2010
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel
541.548.3219, www.redmondmemorial.com
Services: Family is arranging a family time together.

Thomas Gordon Hall
June 5, 1938 - October 21, 2010

Thomas Gordon Hall passed away quietly, surrounded by family last Thursday evening at St. Charles Medical Center in Bend, Oregon. He was 72.

Tom left this world in the same way he lived in it, with the dignified presence of an American cowboy.

Tom was born on June 5, 1938, in Oakland, California. He was raised to be a cowboy on the cattle ranches run by his father, Fred Hall, and his mother, Thelma Olsen-Hall.

The family moved to Oregon's Rogue Valley in 1940, where Fred ran a dairy farm and cattle ranch with the help of his son, who would haul the milk to town in a wagon pulled by a team of mules. Tom's sister, Darlene, was born not long after the family moved to Oregon.

In 1959, the family moved to Redmond, and Tom struck out on his own, beginning his career in sales and balancing that with his love of being a rodeo cowboy. He moved to Idaho in the early 1960s, where he sold vacuum cleaners and sewing machines door-to-door to finance his rodeo dreams in the RCA rodeo circuit, the predecessor of the PRCA. In the mid 1960s, Tom moved back to Redmond and began a career in car sales, roping steers and calves in rodeos and team roping in his spare time.

In the early 1970s, Tom met Patricia Lee Hammack, who Tom would later describe as the greatest love of his life. The couple married on March 25, 1974, at which time Tom adopted John and Ron, Patty's children from a previous marriage. Tom also embarked on a career in insurance sales, a profession in which he would continue until his passing. Tom and Patty raised their three children, John, Ron and Jay in Redmond, but they really raised their children on the rodeo trail. The family spent most weekends traveling and competing in rodeos all over the Pacific Northwest and as far as South Dakota, and Wyoming. Tom was proud to haze steers for each of his sons in the National High School Rodeo Finals in the steer wrestling event.

In his later years, Tom was a familiar competitor at many local team roping competitions. Tom also enjoyed going hunting and fishing with his family. He was also a collector of historic equestrian, and ranching equipment, as well as nostalgic items from his past.

Tom was preceded in his death by his father, Fred Hall in February of 2009, and by his sister, Darlene Hall-Keeney in 2007. He is survived by his wife, Patty; his three sons, John, Ron and Jay; as well as ten grandchildren

A celebration of life service will be held on Thursday, October 28, 2010, at 3:00 PM, at the Redmond VFW Hall, with a potluck dinner to follow. Please sign our guest book at www.redmondmemorial.com.


Dick Mayfield

May 15, 1926 - October 19, 2010

Dick Mayfield, age 84, died peacefully at his home in Redmond on Oct. 19, 2010, surrounded by his loved ones.

He was born at Shasta, CA on May 15, 1926, to

Joseph and Ruby Mayfield. He grew up in Gold Hills, OR, then moved to

Alfalfa, OR during his teen years. He met Maxine Danison in Alfalfa and was married in Rogue River where they lived until the early 50s. They moved to Central Oregon where Dick worked as a rancher, a mechanic, and became a small business owner. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, working on his ranch and researching Native American history. He treasured family and friends and sharing time with them.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years; sons, Ron (Etna, CA), Steve (Redmond), and daughter, Sue Perrigot (Bend); grandchildren, Casey (Etna, CA) Annie Lampella (Albany, OR), Shawn Caudell (Redmond), Steve Caudell (Portland, TN), Jacqueline Caudell (Bend), Jamie and Dustin Mayfield (Redmond) and numerous great- grandchildren; his sister, Marjory Florey (Central Point), and brother, Joe (Lakeview). Please sign our guest book at www.redmondmemorial.com

























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