March 27, 2012

Obituaries

Mark Allen Varner, of Redmond
June 18, 1968 - Mar. 23, 2012
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals, Redmond
541-504-9485; www.autumnfunerals.net
Services: Celebration of Life will be held at March 31, at Highland Baptist Church, 3100 SW Highland, Ave., Redmond.

Ruby Lynne Longley, of Redmond
Aug. 3, 1925 - Mar. 18, 2012
Jan. 30, 1920 - Mar. 20, 2012
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- Redmond
Services: Memorial services were held March 26 at St. Edwards Catholic
Church, 123 Trinity Way, Sisters.

Wanda Hawley Kezele, of Redmond
Aug. 3, 1925 - Mar. 18, 2012
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- Redmond
541-504-9485; http://www.autumnfunerals.net/
Services: Memorial service was held March 24, at , Smith Rock Community
Church, 8344 11th Street, Terrebonne.


Thomas Edward Ballinger, of Powell Butte
Aug. 10, 1940 - Mar. 19, 2012
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- Redmond
541-504-9485; www.autumnfunerals.net
Services: Private services will be held at a later date.

Tracey Marie Williams, of Redmond
Jan. 4, 1973 - Mar. 14, 2012
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- Redmond
541-504-9485; www.autumnfunerals.net
Services: A memorial service may be held at a later date.

Rosemary Krumvieda Whitman
Feb. 18, 1928 - March 18, 2012
Rosemary Krumvieda Whitman, 84, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 18, 2012.
Rosemary was born in Mitchell, South Dakota, to parents, Nellie (Kunkel) and Arthur Vehle.
Rosi, as she was known to many, had a love for life and always tried to share that love with friends and family. Her life adventures took her to California, Hawaii, Canada, Idaho and finally to settle near her family in Central Oregon. After her retirement, Rosemary gave freely of her time. She volunteered for Sisters Habitat for Humanity, Sisters Jazz Festival, and at the Sisters Rodeo. She was a member of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church. By far though, Rosemary’s favorite activity was dancing, which was followed closely by relishing any opportunity she had to enjoy the sun and the beach.
She is survived by her husband of four years, Charles Glenn Whitman and his family; her children, Karen (Tom) Olsen from Bend, John (Suzanne) Krumvieda from Sisters, and Kevin (Tonya) Krumvieda, Grand Saline, Texas; grandchildren, Ian Anderson, Kyle and Kayla Krumvieda, Bryce, Riley and Parker Krumvieda, and three great grandchildren. She also leaves behind her brother, Luverne Vehle and family of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She was preceded in death by an infant son, Curtis.
Her family takes comfort knowing she is dancing in heaven. We will miss her sunny smile, her sense of humor and most of all her love of life. She was indeed, a very special lady.
At Rosemary’s request there will be no public memorial service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her name to Redmond Hospice.
 
Gail Lynn Wagenblast
October 30, 1951 - Mar. 24, 2012
Gail was born in Astoria, Oregon, to William and Joanne Bieker on October 30, 1951. After graduating from Tigard High School, Gail attended Oregon State University and  graduated with a master's degree in teaching. Gail married Mike Wagenblast on August 23, 1975, in Tigard, Oregon. Together they had four sons. They resided in Prineville seven years, Redmond 28 years, and Madras for four years. Gail worked for the Redmond School District for 21 years. 
After Gail retired, she continued working as a substitute teacher. Gail was the supervisor for the Floral Department at the Deschutes County Fair. 
Gail enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing, reading and mostly her grandchildren. "Live Simply, Love Generously, Care Deeply, Speak Kindly, and Leave the Rest to God."
Gail is survived by her husband, Mike; parents, William and Joanne Bieker; sons, Todd (Tina), Keith, Ben (Christyn), and Josh; brothers, Craig and Julie Bieker, Robin and Denise Bieker, Neal and Jacqui Bieker; brother-in- law Mark and Ginger Wagenblast, sister-in-law Diane and Terry Kaseberg; five grandchildren, Bobby, Gabriella, Taylor, Jadelynn, and  Jaylee. 
A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, March 31, 2012, at 1 p.m. at the Obsidian Middle School in Redmond, Oregon. 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to any Bank of the Cascades in Gail's name.  
Redmond Memorial Chapel is handling the arrangements. Please sign our guest book at http://www.redmondmemorial.com/


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