December 19, 2012

Obituaries




 Eugene Anthony Neketin, of Crooked River Ranch
Oct. 21, 1932 - Dec. 5, 2012

Arrangements:Autumn Funerals, of Redmond, 541-504-9485, www.autumnfunerals.net
Services: A private ceremony will take place at a later time.
Contributions may be made to: Hospice of Redmond and Sisters, 732 SW 23rd St., Redmond, OR.


Margaret Risteen Peterson, of Redmond
Aug. 18, 1933 - Dec. 13, 2012

Arrangements: Autumn Funerals - Redmond, 541-504-9485;www.autumnfunerals.net
Services: A private interment will be followed by a public service Friday, Dec. 21,  at 2:00 p.m., at the Community Presbyterian Church, 529 NW 19th St., Redmond.


Neal B. Harvey, of Redmond
Jan. 18, 1928 - Dec. 9, 2012

Arrangements: Autumn Funerals of Redmond, 541-504-9485, www.autumnfunerals.net
Services: Memorial service was held at City Center Four Square Church, 549 SW 8th St., Redmond on Sat., 12/15/12 at 12:00 PM.


Doris Virginia Ray
Dec. 31, 1925 - Dec. 12, 2012

Doris V. Ray of Redmond, Oregon, formerly of Beaverton, Oregon, died December 12, 2012, of age-related causes.  A Celebration of Life will be held in Portland, at a future date.
Doris Virginia Featherston was born in Ontario, Oregon, on December 31, 1925, the youngest of the eleven children of Frank L. and Pearl E. Willoughby Featherston.  She graduated from Vale Union High School.
In July of 1946, she married John A. Ray Jr; they later divorced.
During her marriage, Doris was a homemaker.  In her forties, she began a second career as a medical receptionist.  She volunteered for several organization, and was a member of Beta Sigma Phi for over 50 years.  She enjoyed snow skiing, gardening and traveling, especially to Europe.  She moved to Redmond in 1999.
She was predeceased by all her siblings and their spouses.  She is survived by daughter Rhonda McLain and husband, Mac; son Rodney Ray; grandson Rian Burke; granddaughter Michelle Shelenski, and husband, Greg; step-grandchildren, Chris McLain and wife, Kim Matulef, and Alison Heath and husband, Michael; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Interment Evergreen Cemetery, Ontario, OR.   In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Cancer Society, Multiple Sclerosis Society or to Hospice of Redmond. 
Many thanks to the staff of The Heights Assisted Living and Hospice of Redmond for their loving care. 
Arrangements by Redmond Memorial Chapel.


Margaret R. Peterson
Aug. 18, 1933 - Dec. 13, 2012

Margaret Risteen Peterson, of Redmond, passed away at her home December 13, 2012, surrounded by her family.
Margaret (Eseke) Peterson was born August 18, 1933, in Prince Edward Island, Canada. Moving to Spokane, Washington, at the age of 8, she attended schools in Spokane graduating from North Central High School and Eastern Washington College with an associate's degree.
Margaret married Marvin L. Peterson in 1955, they enjoyed a beautiful marriage of 57 years. Marvin preceded her in death September 17, 2012.
She worked as a bookkeeper for Erikson's Stationery for many years before retiring.
Her interests included bowling, travel, fishing, camping, trips to Reno and Kah-Nee-Ta and spending time with her family.
She is survived by her two brothers, Sterling Moreside of Wasaga Beach, Ontario, Canada, and David Eseke of Arizona; sons, Mark of Corvallis, Oregon, Greg, Jeff and Tim all of Redmond, Oregon; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Also preceding her in death was her brother, David Moreside.
A private family graveside service at Redmond Memorial Cemetery will be followed by a public service at 2 p.m., Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, at the Community Presbyterian Church, 529 NW 19th St., Redmond, with refreshments to follow.




December 12, 2012

Obituaries

Amber June Mason, of Redmond
June 17, 1927 - Dec. 5, 2012
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- Redmond
541-504-9485; www.autumnfunerals.net
Services: Memorial service will be held at 2 pm , Dec. 16, 2012 at Redmond Christian Church, 536 SW 10th St., Redmond, OR.
Contributions may be made to Redmond Christian Church Projector Fund, 536 SW 10th St., Redmond, OR 97756.

Wallace "Wally" J. Hunter, of Black Butte Ranch
July 11, 1922 - Dec. 9, 2012
Arrangements: Baird Funeral Home
541-382-0903; www.bairdmortuaries.com
Services: Per Wally's request, no services will be held.
Contributions may be made to Partners In Care, 2075 NE Wyatt Court, Bend, Oregon 97701, www.partnersbend.org

Julia "Pat" Wainright, of Redmond
Aug. 23, 1918 - Dec. 5, 2012
Arrangements: Baird Funeral Home
541-382-0903; www.bairdmortuaries.com
Services: No services will be held.
Contributions may be made to Partners In Care, 2075 NE Wyatt Court, Bend, Oregon 97701, www.partnersbend.org

Iowa Adell Roberts, of Redmond
July 13, 1916 - Dec. 4, 2012
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel
541-548-3219; www.redmondmemorial.com
Services: Memorial service was held December 8 at Redmond Memorial Chapel.

Janet Irene Brott, of Crooked River Ranch
Dec. 22, 1933 - Nov. 20, 2012
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals, Redmond,
541-504-9485; www.autumnfunerals.net
Services: A family gathering will be held at a later date.

Fredric ‘Fred’ Lee Hall
Dec. 4, 1933 - Dec. 6, 2012
Fredric (Fred) Lee Hall of Redmond, Oregon, passed away in his sleep at home on December 6, 2012, at the age of 79. Fred was born on December 4, 1933, in Meeker, Oklahoma, to Andrew and Dora (Gilbreth) Hall.
In 1935, Fred and his family moved to Oregon. Fred attended school in Central Oregon; finishing his school years in Prineville. Fred played football and ran track in high school. He was selected as All American football player, he was on the Shriners Football Team and was state champion in track in the 100 and 400. He served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Korea until his discharge in 1955.
On January 12, 1957, Fred married Sharlene Fae Nelson, in Reno, Nevada. They lived in Prineville, Oregon, until 1963, then Madras, Oregon, until 1975, when they relocated to Redmond.
Fred owned and operated Hall Electric, working as an electrical contractor and working side by side his sons until his passing.
He was a past member of the Elks Lodge and a current member of the Oregon Hunters Association. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, working on the farm, going to auctions and loved watching sports and spending time with his family.
Fred is survived by his wife, Sharlene Hall; two sons, Clayton (Heidi) Hall and Clinton (Patty) Hall; three grandchildren, Cory, Raina and Ashley; two nieces, Melody Biggs, Mary Gustafson; and one nephew, Andy Martin. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Ruth Martin.
A private graveside was held December 11, 2012, at Redmond Memorial Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association or Oregon Hunters Association, Redmond Chapter.
Please sign our online guestbook at www.redmondmemorial.com.

John Gordon Ramsey
Nov. 2, 1951 - Nov. 29, 2012
John G. Ramsey of Redmond, Oregon, died November 29, 2012, at the age of 61. John was born November 2, 1951, in Oregon City, Ore., to Buddy L. and Lillian F. (Fisher) Ramsey. John graduated from Clackamas High School. After graduating, he moved to Tacoma, WA, and worked as a laborer in the shipyards. He is survived by a son, Brent Q. Ramsey and his wife, Amber Ramsey of Forks, WA; 4 grandchildren; son, James Wilbur of Neah Bay, WA; 3 brothers, Ronald L. Ramsey, Michael R. Ramsey and James L. Ramsey all of Redmond, OR; and a dear friend, Ann Roelle of Redmond, OR.
A memorial service will be held in the spring of 2013. Please sign our guestbook at
www.redmondmemorial.com

Light the night

Ron Wouda is on a mission.

He makes the rounds of the variety stores, the home improvement chains and the thrift stores, sometimes every day. He prowls the aisles looking for close-out Santas, recycled snowmen and colorful lights on clearance.

The former pharmacy technician is retired; he has the time.

As transplanted Alaskan, it's no great surprise he would hate long, dark winter nights. But it's a bit unusual that a man raised as an orthordox Jew, a man who did little more during his 26 years up north than hang some miniature lights in trees in the yard, would choose to combat the dark with a holiday light display that puts the Vegas Strip to shame...

Read more about Ron Wouda and his goal to light up the night in Redmond in this week's Spokesman, now on newstands!

December 5, 2012

Ice Rink Angel

Her expertise began at nine years old, as a San Francisco Bay Area kid who found her love for figure skating.
Now, 43 years later, Karen Walz, who helped train elite skaters as a physical therapist for the 2005 U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Portland, is back for a second straight winter at the Redmond Ice Skate Rink, ready to pass on her knowledge to those looking to pick up or improve in the sport...


-- see the rest of the story about Redmond's ice rink angel in this week's Spokesman, Dec. 5!

December 4, 2012

Obituaries

Eldon "Sparky" Loyd Kellas, of Redmond
Jan. 24, 1920 - Nov. 27, 2012

Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel
541-548-3219; www.redmondmemorial.com
Memorial services were held Dec. 4 at Redmond Memorial Chapel, and Dec. 6 at The Church at Rockwood, Portland Ore., with committal following at Willamette National Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to Partners In Care, 2075 NE Wyatt Ct., Bend, OR 97701.

Kenneth Lee Raines, of Redmond
Nov. 5, 1958 - Nov. 14, 2012

Arrangements to be determined by Jaimie Raines, 503-999-7975
Contributions may be made to:
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Maureen "Renie" Mulford Rehard, of Redmond
Aug. 11, 1939 - Nov. 23, 2012

Arrangements: Baird Funeral Home 541-382-0903; www.bairdmortuaries.com
Services: No services are planned at this time.
Contributions may be made to: American Diabetes Association, www.donations.diabetes.org, "Make a Memorial Gift"

Doris L. Walker, of Redmond
June 26, 1927 - Nov. 24, 2012

Arrangements: Deschutes Memorial Chapel
541-382-5592; www.deschutesmemorialchapel.com
Services: Mrs. Walker has requested no services.
Contributions may be made to Partners In Care Hospice, 2075 NE Wyatt Ct. Bend, OR 97701.

Irene Mercado Ponte
Sept. 1, 1942 - Nov. 17, 2012

Irene Mercado Ponte, of Redmond, succumbed Nov. 17, 2012, after a long illness. She was 70. Irene was the youngest daughter of parents, Alfonso Mercado and Esther Rivera of Brooklyn, NY.
Irene married the love of her life, Frank Ponte Jr. in 1959. Irene and Frank moved to Redmond in 2006, where she devoted time as a volunteer at a local assisted living facility, where Frank passed away in 2011.
Irene is survived by her three children, Debrah Shearer and Mike Ponte, both of Klamath Falls, and daughter, Annette Witzel of Redmond; grandchildren, Stephanie Potter & Jerry Shearer Jr and their spouses; great-grandchildren, Melanie and John Jr., all of Klamath Falls; special nieces, Magdalene Mercado & Lisa Marie Weyh; and numerous nieces and nephews in Idaho and Southern California.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Desert Meadows Manor in Redmond, Ore., on
Dec. 22, at 2:00 p.m.
Donations may be made in her honor to St. Vincent DePaul of Redmond.

Debra Joan Wayne
1959 - 2012

Debra Joan Wayne passed away on November 20, 2012.
Debra is survived by her parents, Carlos and Ruth; husband, Donald; daughter, Julia; grandson, Eli; sister, Deann; and brothers, Donald and David.
Debra celebrated life as a childbirth assistant and doula, helping bring over 40 newborns into the world.
She was an avid quilter, hand sewing beautiful quilts for family, friends and as donations to non-profit organizations. She loved her family, her friends, and her animals. Contributions in memory of Debra may be made to the Humane Society of Redmond (www.redmondhumane.org), helping the animals she loved so much.

November 28, 2012

Obituaries

Ralph E. Vanlandingham, of Powell Butte
Nov. 28, 1912 - Nov. 18, 2012

Arrangements: Baird Funeral Home
 541-382-0903; www.bairdmortuaries.com
A private Celebration of Life for family was held.
Contributions may be made to Partners In Care, 2075 NE Wyatt Ct., Bend, OR 97701; www.partnersbend.org

Dale Eugene Dixon, of Terrebonne
April 8, 1946 - Nov. 9, 2012

Arrangements: Autumn Funerals, Bend
541-318-0842; www.autumnfunerals.net
No services will be held at this time.

Ella Mae Newton, of Redmond
July 20, 1956 - Nov. 16, 2012

Arrangements: Autumn Funerals of Redmond
 541-504-9485; www.autumnfunerals.net
 A private service will be held at a later date.

November 21, 2012

Obituaries

Irene (Mercado) Ponte, of Redmond
Sept. 1, 1942 - Nov. 17, 2012

Arrangements: Autumn Funerals, Redmond
541-504-9485; www.autumnfunerals.net
Services: A celebration of her life to be held at a future date.
Memorial contributions may be made to The American Diabetes Association or St.
Vincent de Paul of Redmond.

Arlys Jewel Phillips, of Redmond
Aug. 18, 1923 - Nov. 12, 2012

Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel
541-548-3219; www.redmondmemorial.com
Services: Memorial service was held  Nov. 19, 2012 at  Highland Baptist Church, Redmond, Ore.
 
Yvonne Jeanette (Wheeler) Lark
Sept. 11, 1942 - Nov. 11, 2012

Yvonne Jeanette (Wheeler) Lark of Redmond, Ore., went home to be with her Lord and Savior Christ Jesus, with whom she had a relationship with since she was a small girl, on Nov. 11, 2012. She was 70.
Yvonne was born on Sept. 11, 1942, in Portland, Ore., to Charles and Mina (Neumann) Wheeler.
She earned an associate's degree in college, and married Leon Lark in Eugene, Ore., on Sept. 21, 1965. She attended Redmond Christian Church.
She is survived by her son, Jason Lark and his wife, Lynn, of Redmond, Ore.; sister, Glaphire Floth and husband, Mike, of Roseburg, Ore.; brothers, Larri Wheeler and wife, Carol of Eugene, Calvin Wheeler and wife, Ruth of Meridian, Idaho; and numerous nephews and nieces to whom she was very special.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leon, on Nov. 21, 2005; her father, Charles Wheeler; mother, Mina Wheeler-Erskine; stepfather, Glenn Erskine; and a brother, Dwight M. Wheeler.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, at 1 p.m., at Redmond Christian Church, 536 SW 10th St., Redmond.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Redmond Christian Church or the charity of your choice in memory of Yvonne.
Autumn Funerals of Redmond is in charge of arrangements.

Gladys Louise  Marlin
1921-2012

Gladys Louise Marlin  was born March 3, 1921, in Springfield, Ore., to Homer Francis Brown and Lexie Marie Brown. Gladys married Thomas Moore in 1940 and Marvin Marlin in 1968, both predeceased.
Survivors included her children Gary Moore (Pat) of Bullhead City, Ariz., and Jan Drury (Jess) of Springfield; brothers Edwin F. Brown (Kay) and Donald E. Brown (Kay) of Brothers, Ore.; grandchildren Mark Ellister (Paula) of Springfield, Tammy Strehlow of Springfield; Chris Moore (Holly) of Montrose, Calif.; Danielle Moore of Whittier, Calif.; Shawnna Ramirez (Nick) of Whittier, Calif.; plus numerous great-grandchildren.
Her siblings, Homer Henry Brown and Ruth Marie Brown, preceded her in death.
She was a longtime resident of Redmond, Oregon. She moved back to Springfield in 2006 to be near her daughter, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was called Grandy by her grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. Her first great-great-grandchild, Fynn, was born in May of this year. She loved spending time with her family and working outside in her flowers and garden.
The family would like to thank the staff at Woodside Assisted Living for taking such good care of Gladys. A special thanks goes to K.C., the wonderful and caring hospice nurse who we called our guardian angel on Earth and who touched our hearts forever.
Services were held at her daughter's home on Nov. 18th.
Remembrances to Sacred Heart Hospice.

November 13, 2012

Obituaries



Hilda Gattenby, of Redmond
Nov. 5, 1915 - Nov. 3, 2012

Arrangements: Deschutes Memorial Chapel
541-382-5592; www.deschutesmemorialchapel.com
Services: Sunday Nov. 18 at 11 AM.  A Celebration of Life Service will be at Summer Creek, 3660 SW 29th Street, Redmond.
Contributions may be made to Kids Center, 1375 NW Kingston Ave., Bend, OR 97701.

Sandra A. Lambert, of Redmond
July 26, 1938 - Nov. 11, 2012

Arrangements: Baird Funeral Home
 541-382-0903; www.bairdmortuaries.com
 No service will be held, per Sandra’s request.
Contributions may be made to Partners In Care Hospice, 2075 NE Wyatt Ct., Bend, OR 97701. www.partnersbend.org

Ronald Eldridge, of Prineville
June 30, 1936 - Nov. 8, 2012

Arrangements: Prineville Funeral Home, 541-447-6459
At Ronald's request, no public services will be held.

Carol Lee Coburn, of Redmond
Feb. 7, 1948 - Nov. 4, 2012

Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- Redmond
 541-504-9485; www.autumnfunerals.net
A private service will be held at a later date.

Edgar Lee McAtee, of Redmond
Nov. 20, 1925 - Nov. 6, 2012

Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- Redmond
541-504-9485; www.autumnfunerals.net
 A private service will be held at a later date.

Robert 'Bob' Marshall Romancier
June 12, 1935 - Nov. 7, 2012

Robert Marshall Romancier of Redmond, Ore., died at his home on November 7, 2012, at the age of 77.
Bob was born June 12, 1935, in Springfield, Mass., to John and Mabel (Cook) Romancier. His early years were spent in Hartford, Conn., and Cushman, Mass., just outside of Amherst, where he graduated from high school. During high school Bob's interest in music grew and flourished, he helped found a Dixieland jazz band and also a summertime community band. He attended the University of Massachusetts studying forestry, which he really enjoyed. He was given a full scholarship to Yale where he received his master's degree.
He then married his first wife, Mary Lou Armstrong.
Bob had joined the Forest Service as a Research Forester, for 40 years, first doing his own research. In 1980, Bob was ordered to Pennsylvania as deputy director of the Northeastern Forest Experiment Station, leaving his family in Oregon. He continued to cross the country to be with his children as often as possible. While he enjoyed his work, he also missed his family.
In 1990, he started correspondence with Glenda Faxon, who was working in Seattle at the time. Glenda was his final true love; they married in 1992, honeymooned crossing the country, and lived in Broomall, Penn., for almost 2 years, then to Portland for 18 months, as he wrapped up his USFS career. They then moved to Redmond, Ore., in 1996, where they had a lovely home built in a really neat neighborhood. They formed good strong relationships with many of their neighbors and the fine people of Redmond Christian Church.
Bob is survived by his wife, Glenda Faxon Romancier; three sons, Rob and Babette Romancier, Peter and Tonya Faxon, and Greg and Traci Faxon; seven grandchildren, Briana, Zack, McKenzie, McKray, McKord, Abbi and Gillen.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Lyndi, and his brother, Jack.
A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, November 17, 2012, at 2:00 p.m., at Redmond Christian Church.
Donations in his name may be made to Shepherds House. Please sign our online guestbook www.redmondmemorial.com.

Ethel Marion Stotesbury
Feb. 24, 1924 - Nov. 1, 2012

Called "Marion" to her friends, she was born in San Jose, Calif. She passed away at 88 in The Dalles, Ore. VA Home where her husband "Bud" also passed in 2011. They were married 69 years. With Bud being a pilot in the Air Force for 22 years, they traveled most of the world. They retired to Redmond, then finally to Sun Mountain Ranches between Sisters and Bend.
Surviving children are daughter, Dolores Grayson of Tillamook, Ore.; son, Stephen Stotesbury and granddaughter, Brandie Stotesbury.
Waud's Funeral Home in Tillamook, Ore. were in charge of arrangements. Their ashes will be scattered at their favorite hunting spot in the Ochoco Mountains.

November 6, 2012

Midsummer Night's Dream




Midsummer Night’s Dream
Redmond High School’s Clyde Moore auditorium
675 S.W. Rimrock Way
Nov. 8 & 10, 7 p.m.
Nov. 10, 2 p.m.
Nov. 14-15, 7 p.m.
Reserved seating tickets available in advance, $7; www.redmond.k12.or.us/rhs/site/default.asp or at the RHS main office modular
General admission, $5, at main office or $6 at the door

Obituaries

Thomas Vincent Smallwood, of Redmond
Aug. 31, 1934 - Oct. 27, 2012

Arrangements: Prineville Funeral Home
541-447-6459; www.PrinevilleFuneralHome.com
 Memorial service will be held with military honor guard at 11 a.m. Wednesday,
Nov. 14, VFW Hall Post #4108, 1836 SW Veterans Way, Redmond, Oregon
97756.

Donald Ray Neuman, of Crooked River Ranch
Jan. 11, 1940 - Nov. 1, 2012
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals-Redmond
541-504-9485; www.autumnfunerals.net
A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov, 12 at Ranch
Chapel, 5060 SW Clubhouse Road, in Crooked River Ranch. A potluck reception will
immediately follow.

Albert "Jack" J. Ziegler, of Crooked River Ranch
Jan. 26, 1929 - Nov. 1, 201
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Arrangements: Niswonger-Reynolds Funeral Home
541-382-2471; www.niswonger-reynolds.com.
 A graveside service will be held Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 at 1 P.M. in Greenwood Cemetery.

Rodge F. Butler, of Redmond
Mar. 23, 1938 - Oct. 26, 2012

Arrangements: Deschutes Memorial Chapel
541-382-5592; www.deschutesmemorialchapel.com
No services are currently scheduled.

John Alexander Rauzon, of Redmond
Aug. 30, 1919 - Oct. 29, 2012

Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- Redmond
541-504-9485; www.autumnfunerals.net
 A private service will be held at a later date.

October 30, 2012

This week in Preps




Event calendar

10/31 Wednesday
PRESCHOOL PARADE STORY TIME: Stories, songs, rhymes and activities for children ages 3 to 5, every Wednesday; 10:15 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1055.
PUMPKIN PATCH: Free admission; noon-6 p.m.; Central Oregon Pumpkin Company, 1250 N.E. Wilcox Ave., Terrebonne; 541-504-1414 or www.pumpkinco.com.
FALL FESTIVAL: Come dressed in your costume for early release Wednesday and enjoy ghouly games, tricks and treats, a spooky scavenger hunt, costume contest and more. Ages 5-12; $5; 2:45-4:15 p.m.; Redmond Area Park and Recreation District, Activity Center, 335 S.E. Jackson St.; 541-548-7275.
REDMOND FIRE AND RESCUE HALLOWEEN PARTY: Trick-or-treat at the Redmond fire station, with games and information about fire safety; free; 4-8:30 p.m.; Redmond Fire & Rescue, 341 N.W. Dogwood Ave.; 541-504-5000.
TRICK-OR-TREATING ON SIXTH STREET: Look for a “Trick-or-Treaters Welcome Here” pumpkin in the windows of participating downtown businesses; 4-6 p.m.; downtown Redmond.
FOR ANIMALS SAKE ART AUCTION: Featuring live music, food, a costume contest and more; proceeds benefit the Redmond Humane Society; free; 7:30 p.m.; Ambiance Art Co-op, 435 Evergreen Ave., Redmond; 541-548-8115 or www.ambianceartonline.com.

11/1 Thursday
TODDLIN’ TALES STORY TIME: Stories, songs and rhymes, for children 18-36 months and caregiver, every Thursday; 10:15 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1055.
BABY STEPS STORY TIME: A gentle story time for infants to 18 months, every Thursday; 11 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1055.

11/2 Friday
WESTERN CHRISTMAS: Three-day event running in conjunction with the PRCA Columbia River Circuit Finals Rodeo; entertainment, food, vendors and kids’ activities; $3, children 12 and under free; 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Western Christmas Headquarters, 2895 S.W. 13th St., Redmond.
PAJAMA PARTY: Bring your children, ages 5 and up, to the RAPRD Activity Center for hours of fun, games and art activities, the first Friday of every month. Wear pajamas or comfy clothes. Pizza, popcorn and drinks provided. Pre-registration is required; $10 per child; 6-9 p.m.; Redmond Area Park and Recreation District, Activity Center, 335 S.E. Jackson St.; 541-548-7275.

11/3 Saturday
LORD’S ACRE DAY: The 66th annual event features a sale of crafts, baked goods and art, live music, a barbecue dinner, an auction, 10K run, 5K walk and more; proceeds benefit Powell Butte Christian Church projects; free admission, $10 barbecue, $15 in advance or $25 day of event to race; 7:30 a.m. registration, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. events; Powell Butte Christian Church, 13720 S.W. state Highway 126; 541-548-3066 or www.powellbuttechurch.com.
INTERCAMBIO SPANISH/ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUP: Welcoming all people who would like to learn or practice their Spanish or English language skills; 9:30-11:30 a.m.; Green Plow Coffee Roasters, 436 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-516-1128.
WESTERN CHRISTMAS: Three-day event running in conjunction with the PRCA Columbia River Circuit Finals Rodeo; entertainment, food, vendors and kids’ activities; $3, children 12 and under free; 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Western Christmas Headquarters, 2895 S.W. 13th St., Redmond.
BECOMING A HUMORIST: Joel Clements talks about what it takes to become a humorist; free; 2 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1032 or www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar.
VFW DANCE: Dance to the music of the Sunshine Express; $4 members, $6 non-members; 7 p.m.; VFW Hall, 1836 S.W. Veterans Way, Redmond; 541-647-4789.
TRIBUTE TO ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER: A musical tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber melodies; featuring the Youth Choir of Central Oregon and choral groups from Bend and Sisters high schools; proceeds benefit CASA of Central Oregon; $15-$75 plus fees; 7:30 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.

11/4 Sunday
WESTERN CHRISTMAS: Three-day event running in conjunction with the PRCA Columbia River Circuit Finals Rodeo; entertainment, food, vendors and kids activities; $3, children 12 and under free; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Western Christmas Headquarters, 2895 S.W. 13th St., Redmond.
TRIBUTE TO ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER: A musical tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber melodies; featuring the Youth Choir of Central Oregon and choral groups from Bend and Sisters High Schools; proceeds benefit CASA of Central Oregon; $15-$75 plus fees; 2 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.

11/5 Monday
ANIMAL ADVENTURES: Animal Adventures with the High Desert Museum. Ages 3+. Meet a new animal every month, hear their wild tales, and join in on a fun craft. Runs 30-45 minutes, limited to 30 children and their caregivers; 10:15 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1050.

11/6 Tuesday
CITY: Redmond City Council, public welcome; 6:45 a.m.; council chambers, 777 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
BEND GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: First Tuesday Mentoring Program: One-on-one mentoring and computer help for beginners; 10 a.m.-noon; Rock Arbor Villa, Williamson Hall, 2200 N.E. U.S. Highway 20; 541-317-9553 or www.orgenweb.org/deschutes/bend-gs.
PLANNING: Redmond Urban Area Planning Commission, public welcome; 6:30 p.m.; city hall, 716 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
PAJAMA PARTY STORYTIME: Ages 0-6. Wear your pajamas and bring your favorite bedtime pal for an evening of stories, rhymes and a craft; 6:45 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1050.

10/31 Wednesday
PRESCHOOL PARADE STORY TIME: Stories, songs, rhymes and activities for children ages 3 to 5, every Wednesday; 10:15 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1055.
PUMPKIN PATCH: Free admission; noon-6 p.m.; Central Oregon Pumpkin Company, 1250 N.E. Wilcox Ave., Terrebonne; 541-504-1414 or www.pumpkinco.com.
FALL FESTIVAL: Come dressed in your costume for early release Wednesday and enjoy ghouly games, tricks and treats, a spooky scavenger hunt, costume contest and more. Ages 5-12; $5; 2:45-4:15 p.m.; Redmond Area Park and Recreation District, Activity Center, 335 S.E. Jackson St.; 541-548-7275.
REDMOND FIRE AND RESCUE HALLOWEEN PARTY: Trick-or-treat at the Redmond fire station, with games and information about fire safety; free; 4-8:30 p.m.; Redmond Fire & Rescue, 341 N.W. Dogwood Ave.; 541-504-5000.
TRICK-OR-TREATING ON SIXTH STREET: Look for a “Trick-or-Treaters Welcome Here” pumpkin in the windows of participating downtown businesses; 4-6 p.m.; downtown Redmond.
FOR ANIMALS SAKE ART AUCTION: Featuring live music, food, a costume contest and more; proceeds benefit the Redmond Humane Society; free; 7:30 p.m.; Ambiance Art Co-op, 435 Evergreen Ave., Redmond; 541-548-8115 or www.ambianceartonline.com.

11/1 Thursday
TODDLIN’ TALES STORY TIME: Stories, songs and rhymes, for children 18-36 months and caregiver, every Thursday; 10:15 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1055.
BABY STEPS STORY TIME: A gentle story time for infants to 18 months, every Thursday; 11 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1055.

11/2 Friday
WESTERN CHRISTMAS: Three-day event running in conjunction with the PRCA Columbia River Circuit Finals Rodeo; entertainment, food, vendors and kids’ activities; $3, children 12 and under free; 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Western Christmas Headquarters, 2895 S.W. 13th St., Redmond.
PAJAMA PARTY: Bring your children, ages 5 and up, to the RAPRD Activity Center for hours of fun, games and art activities, the first Friday of every month. Wear pajamas or comfy clothes. Pizza, popcorn and drinks provided. Pre-registration is required; $10 per child; 6-9 p.m.; Redmond Area Park and Recreation District, Activity Center, 335 S.E. Jackson St.; 541-548-7275.

11/3 Saturday
LORD’S ACRE DAY: The 66th annual event features a sale of crafts, baked goods and art, live music, a barbecue dinner, an auction, 10K run, 5K walk and more; proceeds benefit Powell Butte Christian Church projects; free admission, $10 barbecue, $15 in advance or $25 day of event to race; 7:30 a.m. registration, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. events; Powell Butte Christian Church, 13720 S.W. state Highway 126; 541-548-3066 or www.powellbuttechurch.com.
INTERCAMBIO SPANISH/ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUP: Welcoming all people who would like to learn or practice their Spanish or English language skills; 9:30-11:30 a.m.; Green Plow Coffee Roasters, 436 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-516-1128.
WESTERN CHRISTMAS: Three-day event running in conjunction with the PRCA Columbia River Circuit Finals Rodeo; entertainment, food, vendors and kids’ activities; $3, children 12 and under free; 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Western Christmas Headquarters, 2895 S.W. 13th St., Redmond.
BECOMING A HUMORIST: Joel Clements talks about what it takes to become a humorist; free; 2 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1032 or www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar.
VFW DANCE: Dance to the music of the Sunshine Express; $4 members, $6 non-members; 7 p.m.; VFW Hall, 1836 S.W. Veterans Way, Redmond; 541-647-4789.
TRIBUTE TO ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER: A musical tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber melodies; featuring the Youth Choir of Central Oregon and choral groups from Bend and Sisters high schools; proceeds benefit CASA of Central Oregon; $15-$75 plus fees; 7:30 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.

11/4 Sunday
WESTERN CHRISTMAS: Three-day event running in conjunction with the PRCA Columbia River Circuit Finals Rodeo; entertainment, food, vendors and kids activities; $3, children 12 and under free; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Western Christmas Headquarters, 2895 S.W. 13th St., Redmond.
TRIBUTE TO ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER: A musical tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber melodies; featuring the Youth Choir of Central Oregon and choral groups from Bend and Sisters High Schools; proceeds benefit CASA of Central Oregon; $15-$75 plus fees; 2 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.

11/5 Monday
ANIMAL ADVENTURES: Animal Adventures with the High Desert Museum. Ages 3+. Meet a new animal every month, hear their wild tales, and join in on a fun craft. Runs 30-45 minutes, limited to 30 children and their caregivers; 10:15 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1050.

11/6 Tuesday
CITY: Redmond City Council, public welcome; 6:45 a.m.; council chambers, 777 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
BEND GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: First Tuesday Mentoring Program: One-on-one mentoring and computer help for beginners; 10 a.m.-noon; Rock Arbor Villa, Williamson Hall, 2200 N.E. U.S. Highway 20; 541-317-9553 or www.orgenweb.org/deschutes/bend-gs.
PLANNING: Redmond Urban Area Planning Commission, public welcome; 6:30 p.m.; city hall, 716 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
PAJAMA PARTY STORYTIME: Ages 0-6. Wear your pajamas and bring your favorite bedtime pal for an evening of stories, rhymes and a craft; 6:45 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1050.

Obituaries

Patricia Joan Millon, of Redmond
Mar. 4, 1932 - Oct. 20, 2012

Arrangements: Autumn Funerals, Bend
541-318-0842; www.autumnfunerals.com
Services: A graveside service will be held Thursday, Nov. 1 at 3 p.m. at Forest Lawn Memorial Park-Hollywood Hills, located at 6300 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles, CA
90068. Public Visitation will be held from 11 AM to 1 PM.

James Jay Walker, of Redmond
Feb. 13, 1938 - Oct. 22, 2012

Arrangements: Autumn Funerals, Redmond
541-504-9485; www.autumnfunerals.net
Services: Funeral service was at The Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints, 450 SW Rimrock Dr., Redmond, OR,  Oct. 29. Burial followed at Terrebonne Pioneer Cemetery.

Jean Morris, of Redmond
Dec. 31, 1948 - Oct. 18, 2012

Arrangements: Autumn Funerals of Redmond
541-504-9485; www.autumnfunerals.net
Services: No services will be held, per her request.
Contributions may be made to: St. Vincent De Paul.

Daniel A. Bush, of Redmond
Sept. 11, 1921 - Oct. 21, 2012

Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- Redmond
541-504-9485; www.autumnfunerals.net
Services: Private gathering at a later date.

Harriett E. Fitzgerald
Jan. 25, 1930 - Oct. 6, 2012

Harriett E. Fitzgerald, 82, passed away, on Saturday, October 6, 2012, in Portland, Oregon, after a long battle with leukemia.
Harriett was born, Harriett Edna Gregg, in Sacramento, California, on January 25, 1930, and was the only child of the late Harry and Dorothy Gregg. She graduated from Mt. Shasta High School in 1947, and soon after married Arthur Henry Fitzgerald, on June 29, 1947. Art, who was the love of her life, passed away in 2006, leaving Harriett with loving memories of their 58 years of marriage.
Harriett and Art moved to Prineville in the early 1960s and were longtime members of the First Baptist Church of Prineville, and supporters of the Central Oregon Opportunity Center. Harriett was actively involved in the Christian Women’s Club for decades and
shared her love of the Lord with many young women, mothers and friends through her fellowship with others in this organization. Art and Harriett spent many happy years sharing adventures and friendships with the X.Y.Z. Group (Extra Years of Zest) in Prineville.
Harriett may best be remembered as the ultimate hostess, the coffee pot was always on, one could always find an extra plate at the table, an extra pillow and blanket for guests and family. Those who knew Harriett will remember her gift of hospitality, welcoming you into her home, in a way that made you feel like she had been waiting for you to stop by.
Harriett leaves loving memories to be cherished by her four children, Guy Fitzgerald of Fernandina, Florida; Susan Wagaman of Depew, New York; Gerri Badden of Portland, Oregon; and Cynthia Costanzo of Alamo, California. Additionally, 12 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and a large number of extended family who loved Harriett and considered her Mom, will cherish memories of her generous love and spirit.
A Celebration of Life memorial service will be held at the Ochoco Creek Park, in Prineville, Oregon, on Sunday, July 21, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. Friends and relatives are invited to join the family at a casual potluck, while celebrating Harriett’s life.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Harriett’s name to
Expressions’ Education and Training Program, Summerplace Assisted Living, 15727 NE
Russell St., Portland, OR 97230.