November 9, 2010

Obituaries

David Walter Gerardo, of Redmond

Feb. 5, 1936 - Oct. 31, 2010

Arrangements:Deschutes Memorial Chapel

541-382-5592, www.deschutesmemorialshapel.com

Services were held at Nov. 5 at Deschutes Memorial Chapel, 63875 N. Hwy 97, Bend, OR

Contributions may be made to: Partners In Care Hospice, 2075 NE Wyatt Ct.,

Bend, OR 97701


Vernon K. Siedelman, of Redmond

Jan. 2, 1937 - Oct. 30, 2010

Arrangements: Deschutes Memorial Chapel

541-382-5592, www.deschutesmemorialchapel.com

Services were held Nov. 6 at Redmond Christian Church, 9th and Evergreen, Redmond, OR.

Sharon E. Riste, of Culver

Jan. 20, 1946 - Oct. 31, 2010

Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel

541-548-3219, www.redmondmemorial.com

Services were held Nov. 8at Word of Victory Church, 645 SW Salmon Ave,

Redmond, OR.

Sharlotte Jean White, of Redmond

July 16, 1934 - Oct. 31, 2010

Arrangements: Autumn Funerals, Redmond

541-504-9485, www.autumnfunerals.com

A private service will be held at a later date.

Garry Raymond ‘Pete’ De Main

Dec. 14, 1933 - November 4, 2010

Garry Raymond ‘Pete’ De Main, age 76, went peacefully home to his Lord and Savior after a courageous battle with cancer. A loving husband, father and grandfather and a friend to many, he will be greatly missed.

Pete is survived by his beloved wife, Joy, three days shy of their 57th anniversary, and their four children, their spouses and children: Rhonda Amer, and husband, Dallas of Roseburg, OR; Randy De Main, and wife, Debbie of Austin, TX; Dawna Wafford and husband, Marty of Redmond, OR; and Jason De Main and wife, Sundie of Redmond, OR. Pete was blessed with nine grandchildren who loved their 'Papa Pete': Tyler Amer-Clark, Travis De Main, Tera De Main Snyder, McKaley Wafford, Courtney Amer, Tyrel Wafford, Taylr De Main, and Scout and Gracie De Main, plus seven great-grandchildren. He is survived by his younger brother, John De Main, wife, Marie and their children, Matt, Gary, and Becky. His niece, Jeanne preceded him in death.

Pete was born December 14, 1933, in Klamath Falls, Ore., to parents, Ethel (Helms) and Raymond H. De Main. He attended school at Fairview and Coquille, Oregon. He met his "mountain flower", Joy Nadine Starrett while he was a commercial fisherman in Depoe Bay. They met in August and married three months later, November 7, 1953.

Known for his warm smile, positive attitude, and words of homespun wisdom, Pete had a rich and full life in Coquille for over 60 years, before retiring to Redmond, Ore., after serving four years as a Coos County Commissioner. He was a jack-of-all-trades, working as a logger, fisherman, salesman, 14 years in the Coos County Road Department, the majority of that as a bridge foreman. He was the chief engineer for Sause Brothers ocean-going tugs and owned and operated an old-time feed store for nearly 20 years.

Pete never knew a stranger and made friends with young and old alike. He believed deeply in being active and serving in his community. He did so by leading Bible studies at Fairview Community Church, and was a longtime 4-H leader and poultry superintendent at the Coos County Fair. He directed many 'hillybilly' plays at the Fairview school, was active on the Coquille school board and was a reserve Coos County Sheriff's deputy. Music was an integral part of his life. He started playing guitar as a young man with his dad and continued the tradition with his kids and neighbors. Every Saturday night, folks would come over and bring their guitars, banjos, and accordions and sing the night away. "Pickin’ and Grinnin’" became a Saturday night staple at the feed store. Everyone was welcome to push back the hay bales, grab a guitar and strum and sing along. Quite the woodsman, Pete enjoyed hunting and fishing and passed that love on to his children. For many years he hunted in Eastern Oregon with his good friend, Elmer Goodwin and his wife, Lorraine. He was a hounds man and spent many a night out hunting. He loved the song of the dogs hot on a fresh track. He had a way about him and every young man wanted to go hunting with Pete. His deep faith carried him through his last difficult days. He prayed faithfully for his family and friends and told them not to worry about him as he was "all prayed up."

Graveside services and a celebration of his life will be held Wednesday, November 10, at high noon, at the Dayville Cemetery in Dayville, Oregon. Arrangements are under the direction of Taylor's Family Chapel 541-679-6983.

Vernon Keith Siedelman

Jan. 2, 1937 - Oct. 30, 2010

Vernon Keith Siedelman passed away peacefully on October 30, 2010, at the age of 73, at Brookside Place, Redmond, Ore., surrounded by loved ones.

He was born in Vernonia, Ore., on January 2, 1937, to Cort and Agnes Siedleman.

He grew up in Vernonia, living there until he was in a car accident in Olympia, Wash., two days before his 22nd birthday.

He operated a Catapiller building roads for Oregon State Forestry, living with his sister, Pearl and Herb Freeman, later moving to Redmond, Ore., to live with his parents. He worked at Petersen Dairy then went to work at the Opportunity Center as a maintenance man for 16 years.

Vern loved the Lord. His faith is what carried him through his life. He also loved his family. He will be loved and missed by all that knew him, forever.

He was proceeded in death by his parents. He's survived by his sister, Pearl and brother-in-law, Herb Freeman; and many nieces, nephews; great nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held November 6, 2010, at the Redmond Christian Church, 9th & Evergreen, in Redmond, Ore. A second memorial service will be Friday, November 12, at 1:30 pm, at Brookside Place, 3550 NW Canal Blvd., Redmond, Ore.

Condolences can be extended to the family at our website www.deschutesmemorialchapel.com

David Walter Gerardo

Feb. 5, 1936 - Oct. 31, 2010

David Walter Gerardo died Sunday of natural causes. He was 74. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Deschutes Memorial Gardens in Bend.

David was a lifelong resident of Central Oregon. He was a 1956 graduate of Sisters High School and remained the #1 fan of the Sisters Outlaws. He loved all high school, college and professional sports. He would often listen to one game on the radio with an earpiece while watching another game on TV. He then would be able to tell you everything that happened in both games.

He was a member of the Redmond Christian Church.

David was preceded in death by his mother, Beulah Demaris-Becker; his father, Walter Gerardo; his sister and brother-in-law, Gerry and Albert Ramsey; and a niece, Terri Gerardo-Ibrahim.

He is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Joe and Norma Jean Gerardo; his aunt and uncle, Lenora and Earl Holt; and was the beloved uncle of nieces, Vickie Jo Dimick, Judy Ramsey-Martinson, Connie Ramsey-Oberg and Brenda Abbott; nephews, Mike Ramsey and Walter Gerardo; and numerous great- nieces and nephews.

Donations may be made in his name to Partners In Care, 2075 NE Wyatt Ct. #1, Bend, OR 97701.

Condolences can be extended to the family at our website www.deschutesmemorialchapel.com

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