November 29, 2011

Obituaries

David Kent Johnson, of Crooked River Ranch
Sept.  27, 1938 - Nov. 16, 2011
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals-Redmond 
541-504-9485
Services: A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, Dec. 4,  at 2 p.m. at the Crooked River Ranch Fire Hall, 6971 Shad Road, Crooked River Ranch, OR
Contributions may be made to: Crooked River Ranch Volunteer Fire Association

Jerry Drazil, of Culver, Oregon
April 30, 1922 - Nov. 22, 2011
Arrangements: Baird Funeral Home- Bend
541-382-0903; www.bairdmortuaries.com
Services: To be announced at a later date.
Contributions may be made to: Redmond-Sisters Hospice,
732 SW 23rd St., Redmond, OR 97756

Richard Allan Marshall, of Redmond
Jan. 18, 1953 - Nov. 22, 2011
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals-Redmond
541-504-9485
Services: Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011, at , at North Butler Aircraft,
1050 Southeast Sisters Ave., Redmond, OR
. 541-923-1355

Susan Annette Bozarth
April 3, 1944 - Nov. 25, 2011
Susan Annette Bozarth, age 67, died as a result of Lewy Body Disease on Friday, November 25, 2011, in Redmond, OR. 
Susan was born on April 3, 1944, in McMinnville, Ore., the first child of David and Evelyn Brown.  She had three siblings, Christian, David, and Dana Brown. 
The family moved to Redmond during Susan’s high school years.  In 1963, she married James F. Bozarth.  They raised a family, too many animals to count, and grew beautiful gardens. 
Susan worked for the Redmond School District as a school secretary at Tumalo Elementary School. 
Upon retirement, Susan and Jim moved to Mapleton, Ore., where they were able to garden by the Siuslaw River to their heart’s content.  Susan and Jim returned to Redmond in 2010.
Always active and busy, Susan was involved in gardening, reading, raising animals, going on day trips, cooking, making her home beautiful, flower arranging for celebrations and events, and working toward preventing overdevelopment of scenic lands such as Smith Rocks State Park.  She was especially fond of fostering stray animals, getting them healthy, and finding them suitable new homes. 
She could not help but be a mother or a friend to anyone who seemed to need one, and she usually did so with a generous amount of humor and positive outlook.  Susan took great joy in her life.
Susan is survived by her husband, James  Bozarth; her children, Frances  Bozarth, Rebecca  Bozarth, Michael Bozarth, Tim McKenzie;  her daughter- in-law, Mary McKenzie; and her son-in-law, Jim Miller;  grandchildren Sam Stillwell, Savannah Stillwell, Ike McKenzie and Molly McKenzie; her mother, Evelyn Brown; her brothers, Christian Brown, David Brown; sister, Dana Brown and their families; and her many dear friends.
A memorial/life celebration for Susan, will take place Dec. 4, from , at the Becky Johnson Center,
412 SW 8th St, Redmond, OR
. Please contact Rebecca Bozarth at 503-545-9559 or dvmbozarth@gmail.com with any question. Attendees are invited to bring a memory of Susan, a dish to share, and wear a splash of bright color in her honor.  Her ashes will be scattered at a later time and date as yet to be determined.
Thank you to the Memory Care Staff at Cougar Springs, Hospice, and the many people who touched Susan’s life.  Susan’s life was full of love, laughter, and joy.


Donald Wayne Reding
October 5, 1926 - Nov. 22, 2011
Donald passed away Tuesday evening from heart and lung disease at home with his loving wife and daughter at his side.
Don was born in Tacoma, Wash., to Leo and Elizabeth (Curtis) Reding.
Don grew up in the Tigard, Ore., area, graduating in 1944 from Tigard High School. He went directly from graduation to San Diego and the Navy.  He was a US Navy seaman in the Asian war area 1944-1946.
He married Maxine Hickey in 1949, and was blessed with sons, Jerry and Bobby, and daughter, Donna.
Don worked for Safeway Stores from 1947 to 1984.  He was the store manager in Redmond, Ore., 1959 to 1969.  He was active in the community and enjoyed being a volunteer ambulance driver and fireman.
Don married Diana (Aeschliman) Westfall, Dec. 2, 1978, at the MGM Grand Hotel in Reno, Nevada.  He helped raise Diana’s two sons, Derek and Daniel Westfall.
He retired in 1984, and returned to Redmond with Diana, who was born and raised in Bend, Ore.
His favorite activities were family, friends, cooking, gardening, woodworking, and in later years, the computer and crossword puzzles.
In lieu of flowers or remembrances, Don asked for donations to the Redmond-Sisters Hospice.
No services are planned.
Don was a loving person who loved life, people and his cats, Hairee and Lillee.  He will be dearly missed by all.
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