February 21, 2012

Obituaries

Raymond A. Boyston, of Redmond
Mar. 3, 1941 - Feb. 11, 2012
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals
541-504-9485; AutumnFunerals.net
Services: A private service will be held for friends and family.
Contributions may be made to: American Cancer Society P.O. Box 22718 Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 or www.cancer.org.

Timothy Paul Krueger, of Culver
Jan. 2, 1960 - Feb. 7, 2012
Services: Memorial Service will be held February 25, 11 a.m. at the Culver Christian Church in Culver, Oregon.
Contributions may be made to: Culver Christian Church, PO Box 87, Culver, OR 97734.

Shirley Ann Briggs, of Crooked River Ranch
Nov. 16, 1934 - Feb. 12, 2012
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals-Redmond
541-504-9485; www.autumnfunerals.net
Services: Service will be scheduled at a later date.
Contributions may be made to: American Cancer Society.

Robert Pershing Johnson, of Culver
Oct. 14, 1918 - Feb. 13, 2012
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals-Redmond
541-504-9485; www.autumnfunerals.net
Services: A private service will be held at a later date.

John “Jake” F. Homer
Jan. 21, 1940 - Jan. 23, 2012
John “Jake” F. Homer, age 72, passed away January 23, 2012, in Cordova, Tenn. He was born January 21, 1940, in Youngstown, Ohio, and moved to Arcadia, Florida, seven years ago from Anchorage, Alaska. Jake was of the Protestant faith and a member of New Hope Christian Church of Arcadia.
Jake spent his working career as a pilot for Southwest Airlines, later joining Northwest Arctic Air as a medivac pilot. Jake loved meeting people and living life to the fullest. He enjoyed traveling; he and his loving wife, Jane, traveled to “all 50 states” and he had the opportunity to also see many other countries in Europe. He was a member of the Royal Order of Moose, Arcadia Lodge.
He is survived by his wife, Jane Binder-Homer of Arcadia, FL; two sons, Hal (Gail) Homer of Anchorage, AK, and Ty (Britton) Homer of Columbia, TN; three daughters, Christy (Roger) Burke of Gap, PA; Kelly (Jerry) Purcell of Paradise, PA and Brooke (Bill) Mom- blow of Parker, CO; one sister, Gail (Eddie) Fretz of Honey Brook, PA; six grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Jake was preceded in death by his parents, Gilbert and Isabelle Holland Homer, and a brother, Phillip Homer.
A Memorial Service and Celebration of Jake’s life was held February 21, 2012, at the chapel of Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Homes, 50 N. Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia, FL, with Rev. Don Jackson officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations in Jake’s name to Arcadia Center for the Needy, PO Box 3020, Arcadia, FL. 34265. Online condolences may be made at pongerkaysgrady.com
Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Homes are in charge of the arrangements.

Patsy Ann Edmison Gammond
Jan. 4, 1935 - Feb. 6, 2012
Pat lost her battle with lung cancer at her home in Redmond on February 6.
Born in Holyoke, CO, to Pat and Elizabeth Edmison, she moved with her family to Bend in 1936. Pat was a 1953 graduate of Bend High School and received her BS in education from Eastern Oregon State College in 1957. She began her teaching career in Portland in 1957. In 1997, Pat retired from the Crook County School District, spending the last 20 years of her teaching life at Powell Butte School and Crooked River Elementary. In her 40-year teaching career, she touched the lives of thousands of students and their families. She was also an avid and accomplished quilter.
In 1959, Pat married Donald L. Gammond, who preceded her in death in 1996.
Pat is survived by her daughters, Susan Kelley of Las Vegas, Nevada; and Nancy Gammond-Moody, of Bend; her son, Sam Gammond of Bend; and her granddaughters, Marie and Kaitlinn. She is survived by four of her eight siblings, Jean and Ella Edmison of Portland, Mary Farley of Springfield, and Bill Edmison of Salem. She is also survived by her friend and companion Chuck Conlee of Redmond, OR.
A celebration of her life will take place on Saturday, February 25, from 2-5 p.m. at 1437 NW Jackpine Avenue, Redmond. For more information, please email samgammond@gmail.com.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Redmond.




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