November 15, 2011

Obituaries



Katherine "Kay"  Louise Cox, of Redmond
Sept. 5, 1916 - Nov. 6, 2011
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- Redmond
541-504-9485; www.autumnfunerals.net
Services: A private service will be held at a later date.
Contributions may be made to: Partners In Care.

Catherine Ann Schmitz, of Redmond
Oct. 1, 1935 - Nov. 5, 2011
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- Redmond
541-504-9485; www.autumnfunerals.net
Services:A private service will be held at a later date.
Contributions may be made to: Partners In Care.

William Franklin Mosher, of Terrebonne
March 17, 1930 - Nov. 9, 2011
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals, Redmond
541-504-9485; www.autumnfunerals.net
Services: A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Ann Hanson
Nov. 16, 1915 - Nov. 8, 2011
Ann passed away in Redmond, on November 8, 2011.
She was born November 16, 1915, in Amidon, North Dakota, to Clemens and Elizabeth (Wilhelm) Koffler. She moved to Creswell, Oregon, when she was 21 years old where she met Osy Hanson. Ann and Osy were married December 2, 1939, in Vancouver, Washington. They were married for 68 years until Osy's passing. 
In 1947, Osy and Ann moved to Redmond. They soon settled in the Pleasant Ridge area and established Hanson's Dairy. They sold the farm to son Steve, in 1973. 
In earlier years Ann was involved in home extension and farm bureau and was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church in Redmond. She was a 4-H cooking and baking leader for years.
She loved gardening, neighborhood pinochle card parties and dancing with her husband, Osy. Her greatest gift was her wonderful cooking and baking skills. She loved making German and Norwegian dishes with her sisters and later with her friends, children and grandchildren. 
Ann is survived by her five children, sons, Rod (Sandi) of Terrebonne, Steve (Linda) and Dave (Diane) both of Bend; daughters, Arlene (Vern) Michaels of Prineville and Carol (Bob) Downs of Terrebonne; 18 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and four great-great- grandchildren. 
Ann was preceded in death by her husband, Osy; her parents, her brothers and sisters and infant son, Lyle. 
A rosary was held November 13, with a celebration of life that  Nov. 14 at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Redmond. 
Those wishing to make a memorial contribution may do so to St. Thomas Catholic Church in Redmond or Partners In Care of Bend.
Autumn Funerals, Redmond is in charge of the arrangements.

Joseph William Pickens
July 15, 1957 - Nov. 7, 2011
Joseph William Pickens was born on July 15, 1957, in Bend, Oregon. He passed away on November 7, 2011, in the Hells Canyon Wilderness area while participating in one of his favorite activities, hunting elk with his brother Gilbert Pickens Jr.
Mr. Pickens is survived by his wife of 26 years, Manuela Judith Benitez de Pickens; his three children, Jessica Prescher, 25, Kevin Pickens, 23, Lynn Auroa Pickens, 15. In addition, he is survived by his three brothers, Gilbert Pickens Jr., Michael Pickens and Christopher Pickens.
Mr. Pickens was employed at the Oregon Department of Human Services Child Welfare for 23 years, where he  helped spearhead the fight against child abuse in Central Oregon.
Mr. Pickens was a lifetime resident of Central Oregon where he graduated from Gilchrist High School in 1975. He went to college at the Graduate Theological Union where he earned a degree in Theology.
He  was an active member of the Catholic Church where he served as an Ordained  Deacon. He was the most  committed family man and avid outdoorsman.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Alice Pickens; his father, Gilbert Pickens Sr.; his sisters, Rosaleen Ashburn and Kathleen Pickens.
Joseph Pickens  funeral service was held on Nov. 12 at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Redmond, Oregon. A Rosary was held Nov. 11 at St. Thomas Catholic Church.
Please sign our guest book at http://www.redmondmemorial.com/.

Alex McMillan
Aug. 16, 1925 - Nov. 11, 2011
Alex grew up in Arcata, Calif., area. In 1942, Alex entered the Navy at 17, and was a boatswains mate in a fleet of 26 "tin can" Ddstroyers in the Pacific Theater in WWII. Only six of his fleet returned from their tour of duty.
Alex returned from active duty in the Navy in 1945.
 In 1947, he married Barbara June Boyd of Eureka, Calif., The couple had two children, Linda Alyce and Gary Hugh. Alex later married Alma (Punky) Van Meter.
Alex was a self-employed heavy construction trucker in Southern California, Vista area for over 20 years.
Following Alma's passing he met Marion Farry of Bend, Ore. The couple enjoyed extensive RVing and travel abroad, until her passing 8 years later.
Alex was a current member of the Moose Lodge fraternal organization.
Alex known as Mac, to all his friends, is survived by daughter, Linda Milhous (Douglas); son, Gary McMillan (Kim); sister, Mary Wright (Jeff); three grandchildren, Kaylan Redwood, Nathan and Daniel Milhous.
At Alex's request there will be no service. Your heartfelt donation can be made to Partners In Care Hospice,
2075 NE Wyatt Ct., Bend, OR
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To leave online condolences please visit http://www.deschutesmemorialchapel.com/


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