November 23, 2010

Obituaries

Dorothy A. Dahl, of Redmond

Sept. 6, 1918 - Nov. 17, 2010

Arrangements: Autumn Funerals-Redmond

541-504-9485, www.autumnfunerals.net

Family services to be held at a later date.

Mae Brown

May 2, 1920 - Nov. 18, 2010

Mae Brown, age 90, a long-time resident of Redmond, Oregon, passed away from natural causes on November 18, 2010.

Mae was born in Kellogg, Oregon, on May 2, 1920, to Charles and Hannah Madison. She spent her youth in the Kellogg, Oregon area, attended high school in Elkton, Oregon, and graduated from Oregon College of Education in Monmouth.

She had two sisters, Thelma Ladd and Lorna Amrhein; and a brother, James Madison.

In 1941, Mae began her teaching career in the Glendale School District, and later decided to leave teaching for a higher paying job at a bank in Portland. She rented a room from her Uncle Frank, who was constructing a building for Lyle H. Cobb Construction Company. It was there that she met her future husband, Don, who was a purchasing agent for the company. Mae married Don Brown on January 27, 1945, in Kelso, Washington.

Mae and Don moved to Redmond in 1946, and started their life together. They raised three children, Donna Mae, Douglas; and their adopted granddaughter, Wanda.

Mae was a loving wife, an ultimate mother and teacher who loved "all of her kids." In 1965 she resumed teaching in the Cloverdale School District, a one-room school where she taught first through sixth grade. In 1971, she began teaching in the Redmond School District and remained there until she retired in 1977.

Mae is survived by her son Douglas Brown and his wife, Margaret Brown of Petaluma, California; her daughter, Wanda Tigard of Redmond, Oregon, and her husband, Conan Tigard; and her granddaughters, Shawna Brown and Cierra Tigard.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Don, in February of this year; her parents, Charles and Hannah Madison; sisters, Thelma Ladd and Lorna Amrhein; her brother, James Madison; and her daughter and her husband, Donna Mae Leamon and Wayne Leamon.

A private memorial service will be held. Donations may be made to the Hospice of Redmond at www.redmondhospice.org or call 541-548-7483.

William ‘Bill’ D. Welsh

Dec. 17, 1921 - Nov. 12, 2010

William (Bill) D. Welsh, died of heart disease on November 12, 2010, in his home with his wife, Ivy; daughter, Connie; and Hospice volunteer, Dick by his side. Bill was born in New Rockford, N. Dakota, where he lived on a farm throughout his growing years. He was one of nine brothers and sisters.

He served in the military as a pilot (instructor) in WWII. After leaving the military he was involved in the building trade as a contractor and also loved wood working as well as hunting, fishing, golfing and square dancing.

He is survived by his wife, Ivy; two sisters, Ellen and Zita; one brother, Richard; also survived by his son, Bill and his wife, Michele; daughter Connie and her husband, Terry; and seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren that will miss his wit and wisdom.

Contributions in his memory may be made to Redmond/Sisters Hospice in Redmond Oregon, or to the St. Thomas Catholic Church building fund in Redmond Oregon. Please sign our guest book at www.redmondmemorial.com

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