February 14, 2012

Obituaries

Tirisa Christina Tucker, of Redmond
Oct. 11, 1996 - Feb. 6, 2012
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- Redmond
541-504-9485; www.autumnfunerals.net
Services: Funeral was held Feb. 11 at Eastside Church 3174 NE 3rd St., Prineville; followed by interment at Juniper Haven Cemetery, Prineville.
Contributions may be made to any Wells Fargo Bank branch c/o the Tirisa Christina Tucker Fund to help assist with funeral costs.

Mary J. Adams, of Redmond
Feb. 7, 1928 - Feb. 3, 2012
Arrangements: Niswonger-Reynolds Funeral Home
 541-382-2471; www.niswonger-reynolds.com
A memorial service was held February 11, in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses, 851 NW Canal Blvd., Redmond, OR 97756.

Georgia Deane Currier, of Redmond
Sept. 20, 1932 - Feb. 10, 2012
Arrangements: Baird Funeral Home of Bend
541-382-0903; www.bairdmortuaries.com
 Per Georgia's request, no services will be held.
Contributions may be made to: Redmond-Sisters Hospice, 732 SW 23rd, Redmond, OR 97756,
541-548-7483

Carolyn Moore,  of Terrebonne
July 7, 1935 - Feb. 7, 2012
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 Equine Outreach, Inc., 63220 Silvis Road, Bend, OR 97701

George Ellis Taylor, of Redmond
Sept. 20, 1919 - Feb. 11, 2012
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel
Services will be planned at a later date.
Contributions may be made to Redmond Sisters Hospice

Ruth Hazel Nordstrom, of Redmond
Oct. 8, 1919 - Jan. 30, 2012
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- Redmond
541-504-9485; www.autumnfunerals.net
Services to be announced at a later date.

Jean Meyers, of Redmond
Sept. 28, 1918 - Feb. 8, 2012
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- Redmond
541-504-9485; www.autumnfunerals.net
No services to be held.


Stephen F. O'Connell
Nov. 29, 1948 - Jan. 23, 2012
Steve was born in Fullerton, Calif., to Hazel (Rife) and Dr. Raymond O'Connell. In 1962, his family moved to Coos Bay, Ore., where he graduated from Marshfield High School in 1966. He served in the US Marine Corp. from 1966-1970, including a tour of duty in Vietnam and was a lifetime member of the VFW. After completing his tour of duty, Steve earned a BS degree in Biology from Portland State University in 1974, and a second BS in Medical Technology from Oregon Health Sciences University in 1976. He met his wife, Denise Taylor, while attending OHSU, and they were married on April 30, 1977. In 1986, he completed a Masters program at Central Michigan University, earning a Masters degree in Health Services Administration.
Steve started his laboratory career at Bay Area Hospital in Coos Bay, ORre., in 1976. Throughout his career, he worked in supervisory capacities in the laboratories at Bay Area Hospital, Salem Hospital ('87-'89) in Salem, OR, Central Oregon District Hospital ('89-'96) in Redmond, OR, and eventually St. Charles Medical Center in Bend, OR.
Steve loved life, family, coaching his children in soccer, and the beach. He was an avid Duck fan and also enjoyed jogging, fishing with his family, elk hunting with his friends, reading, and walking later in life.
He is survived by his wife, Denise; daughter, Rebecca; son, Matthew and his wife, Kara; brother, Dr. Dennis O'Connell and his wife, Sandy; sister, Sharon VanElsberg and her husband, George; sister-in- law, Claudia O'Connell, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Steve passed peacefully in his home in Redmond. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Ron, and two nephews, John and Michael O'Connell.
A private Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. His family requests that any contributions in his name be made to the O'Connell Soccer Memorial Fund, and mailed to Redmond Area Park and Recreation District., PO Box 843, Redmond, OR 97756.


Salem Gabrielle Peterson
June 13, 1990 - Feb. 5, 2012
Salem Gabrielle Peterson, also known as ‘Sweet Pea’ to her mother and ‘Shalome’ because of her spirit, was born on June 13, 1990, in Bend, Oregon, and died on Feb. 5, 2012. She grew up primarily in Terrebonne and Redmond and was living in Bend.
Salem spent the last few years working in customer service positions where she excelled due to her outgoing personality and her love for others. She was a student at Redmond High School where she sang in the choir, and outside of school, competed with a traveling cheerleading team.
She was always singing at the top of her lungs and dancing like there was no tomorrow. She loved the sun and going to the ocean, to the lake, to parks, and camping in the woods. She was spiritual and loved to meditate. She would mimic the sounds of animals and had a special connection with them. She was very kind and generous. She very much loved her family and friends.
A memorial service was held at the Coyote Ranch Hall on February 9, 2012, where hundreds of friends and family gathered to celebrate her life. Preparations were done by Redmond Memorial Chapel.
Contributions for the family can be made to the Salem Peterson Memorial at any U.S. Bank.
Salem is survived by her mother and stepfather, Portland and Richard Keen; sister, Dallas Peterson; brothers, Stayton Peterson and RJ Keen; uncles, Jason, Japheth, Zachery, and Sevin Simpson; aunt, Brittani Simpson; grandparents, Dick and Janis Simpson, Kay Walters; father and stepmother, Scott and Julie Peterson; grandparents, Roger Peterson and Lynda Peterson-Johnson; aunt, Lisa Heim; and many other dearly loved family members.
Inspirational relatives who preceded her in death were her uncle, Caleb Simpson; and great-uncle, Clint Simpson.


Donna Kenshol
Sept. 5, 1935 - Feb. 6, 2012
Donna was the only child of Hazel and Clifford Piper. She was born and raised in Owaneco, Illinois. After high school, she followed a friend to Caribou, Maine, where she met her husband of 56 years Charles ‘Chuck’ Kenshol. Chuck and Donna were married in 1953, and started their life, family, and travels together that led them across the United States.
Donna was a loving wife, wonderful mother and homemaker. She enjoyed ceramics, crafts, camping, cooking and decorating for the holidays.
Donna is survived by her daughter, Debbie Kenshol of Goldendale, Wash.; son, Colton Kenshol and his wife, Kayte of Hermiston, Ore.; and her daughter, Cheryl Sugano and her husband, Dale of Redmond, Ore.; four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and her four-legged companion, Angel.
There was a graveside service February 10 at Redmond Memorial Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Redmond Humane Society.
Please visit and sign our guest book at http://www.redmondmemorial.com/.

Robert ‘Bob’ Joseph Suderno
Sept. 26, 1945 - Jan. 24, 2012
Bob went to be with our Heavenly Father on Tuesday, January 24.  He was born on September 26, 1945, in Los Angeles, California, and lived in Redmond for the last 25 years where he enjoyed golfing, fishing and hunting.
In 1966, Bob married Carol and together they had four children.  
Bob is survived by his wife of 45 years, Carol; son, Scott Suderno (wife, Katie); daughters, Joy Teragli (husband, Mario), Beth Skaug (husband, Brian) and Anne Latour; as well as seven grandchildren. 
Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Bob to: Watercup Counseling Service, 1810 S. First Street, Suite I, Redmond, Oregon, 97756, http://www.watercupcounseling.com/
A celebration of life will be held at Highland Baptist Church in Redmond, Oregon, Saturday, February 18, at 11 a.m. 



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