August 23, 2011

Obituaries

Merna Rae Howard, of Terrebonne
July 24, 1938 - Aug. 14, 2011
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel
541-548-3219; www.redmondmemorial.com
Services: Celebration of life Oct. 8, 2011,  at Word of Victory,
645 Southeast Salmon Avenue, Redmond, OR
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Contributions may be made to Hospice Partners In Care

Eugene Vincent Smith Sr., of Redmond
July 13, 1925 - Aug. 18, 2011
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel
541-548-3219; www.redmondmemorial.com
Services: Graveside service was held Aug. 23 at  Redmond Memorial Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to Hospice Partners In Care

Lyle J. Galland, of Terrebonne
April 10, 1931 - Aug. 18, 2011
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel 
541-548-3219;  www.redmondmemorial.com
Services were held at Redmond Memorial Chapel Aug. 22, 2011 . Burial followed at Redmond Memorial Cemetery.

Gary Lee Huntley, of Redmond
May 9, 1955 - Aug. 16, 2011
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals-Redmond
541-504-9485; www.autumnfunerals.net
Services: A gathering of family and friends will be held at Sept. 4 at Sutherlin Community Center, 150 S. Willamette, Sutherlin, Oregon.

Leo Stanely Biedron, of Redmond
June 28, 1922 - Aug. 14, 2011
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals-Redmond
541-504-9485; www.autumnfunerals.net
Services: A service will be held at a later date.
Contributions may be made to: Humane Society of Redmond .

Ross Every
Sept. 10, 1929 - August 19, 2011
Ross Every, born Sept. 10, 1929, in Grants Pass, Oregon, passed away Friday, August 19, 2011, in Jamison, Oregon.
He graduated with the class of 1947 from Grants Pass High School, where he was a talented all-star football player. He was offered a full ride scholarship to play football for the University of Oregon, but instead chose to live the western lifestyle. On June 18, 1950, Ross married Faye Foshee from Canby, California; the two said their vows in Grants Pass, Oregon.
He was an icon in the cattle industry as a rancher, auctioneer, and auction yard owner in Redmond, Baker City, and Vale. He donated his time as an auctioneer and generously supported 4H and FFA livestock auctions for over 40 years. Ross and his wife Faye were prominent  rodeo stock contractors throughout the Northwest, where they were recognized many times for their outstanding stock, including several awards for bucking horses and bulls of the year and were very proud of their Seven Bar Rodeo Company. Ross received numerous awards and recognition throughout his life, including being selected as grand marshal for both Deschutes County Fair and Rodeo and Vale Fourth of July Rodeo.
Ross is survived by his wife of 61 years, Faye; their son, Charlie and daughter-in-law, Wendie; grandsons and their wives Jeff and Kristy, Cody and Kasey; all from Central Oregon; and his brother, Jim and wife, Marian of Grants Pass.
Graveside service will be at , on Thursday, August 25, 2011, at Redmond Memorial Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the American Heart Association, the Diabetes Foundation, your local cancer support programs or the charity of your preference.

Hermelinda 'Flory' Floridalma  Stedman
Oct. 02 1946 - Aug. 19, 2011
Flory Stedman of Redmond, Ore., died August 19, 2011, at the age of 64.  She was born October 2, 1946, to Pedro Fernandez and Adelina Alvarado in Mazatenagango, Suchitepequez, Guatemala.  Flory moved to the U.S. in 1969; she married Jim Stedman on May 29, 1971, in Fort Leavenworth, Kan. 
They enjoyed their 40th anniversary on May 29, 2011. Flory and Jim spent 13 years in Springfield and 11 years in Redmond. 
Flory was self-employed was proprietor of Flory's Childcare.  Flory enjoyed gardening and her flowers she could make anything grow. She also enjoyed her fish ponds.  She was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church in Redmond. 
She is survived by her husband, Jim Stedman; three sons, Kelly Stedman of Springfield; Douglas Stedman of Hermosa Beach, Calif.; Alan Stedman of El Monte, Calif.; three granddaughters and two grandsons; one brother, Augusto Alvarado of Guatemala City, Guatemala; one sister-in-law, Juanita Alvarado; two nephews, Luis Alvarado, Alan Alvarado; and one niece, Claudia Alvarado. 
She was preceded in death by her mother, Adelina Alvarado in 2002.
Services will be held Tuesday, August 23, 2011, at , at Redmond Memorial Chapel. 
Donations can be made to Redmond Sisters Hospice.  Please sign our guestbook at http://www.redmondmemorial.com/

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