April 10, 2012

Obituaries

John Edward (Ahmed) Amey, of Redmond
May 7, 1961 - April 5, 2012
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals, Redmond.
541-504-9485; www.autumnfunerals.net
Services: Celebration of Life will be held at , Wed., April 11, 2012, at Redmond Community Church Youth Building,
237 NW 9th St., Redmond

Wendell A. Elspas, of Redmond
Jan. 1, 1922 - April 4, 2012
Arrangements: Deschutes Memorial Chapel
541-382-5592; www.deschutesmemorialchapel.com
Services: No public service will be held and  private interment will be in the Garden of Valour at Deschutes Memorial Gardens.

LaVerne (Grady) Zimmerman, of Spokane, WA (formerly of Redmond & Prineville)
Aug. 27, 1922 - Mar. 20, 2012
Services: A gathering of close friends & family to celebrate LaVerne’s life will be held on April 14.


Ada A. Hebert
Feb. 4, 1916 - March 27, 2012
Ada A. Hebert died of natural causes on March 27, 2012. She was a resident of Redmond, Ore., for more than 50 years.
She was born to Noah Edward and Anna Belle (Fisher) Arthur on February 4, 1916, in Alberta, Canada. She came to Tacoma, Wash. when she was 11 years old, and graduated from Lincoln High School in 1934. She married the love of her life, Roger Hebert, in Tacoma on October 28, 1939.
Her greatest joy in life was swimming and teaching others to swim. She began teaching swimming in her teenage years and taught swimming, diving, and boating practices all her life. She competed in the Masters Swimming program until age 86, winning many medals in both national and international invitational swim meets. She and Roger spent many happy times canoeing all over Central Oregon.
She loved to travel and particularly enjoyed a train trip across the U.S. and a trip to Australia. She was a creative and voluminous knitter and also enjoyed needlepoint until her eyesight failed.
In raising her daughters, she was very active in Camp Fire Girls. She was a Camp Fire leader for many years. She was a volunteer for the hospital auxiliary and for Meals On Wheels.
She worked for many years for Oregon Fish & Wildlife in Bend, Ore., retiring from there in 1981.
She is survived by two daughters, Lynn Hutchinson (Glenn Hutchinson Jr.) and Cherie Douglas of Redmond, Ore.; four grandchildren and nine great- grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, 11 brothers and sisters, and her husband of 65 years.
There will be no services at this time per her request.

Myrtle MaeWilliams
Dec. 18, 1923 - April 4, 2012
Myrtle Mae Williams age 88, died April 4, 2012, at her home in Terrebonne, Ore. She was born December 18, 1923, in Blodgett, Ore., to Edwin and Ruth (Thompson) Johnson. Myrtle lived in Central Oregon for 65 years after moving from Eugene, Ore. She married Donald D. Williams June 1, 1952, in Powell Butte, Ore. He later died in 2007. Myrtle spent her life being a mother and homemaker; she enjoyed sewing, fishing, and playing pinochle.  She also enjoyed being a member of Cowbells and the Grange.
She is survived by daughter, Lovina McDaniel; sons, Ted Williams, and Tim  (wife, Loretta) Williams; daughter-in-law Terie Ramsey, eight  grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. Myrtle was preceded in death by her husband, Donald, and their son, Tom.
A graveside service was  held  April 10 at Redmond Memorial Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to Redmond Sisters Hospice,
732 SW 23rd St., Redmond, OR 97756
. Please sign our guestbook at http://www.redmondmemorial.com/.



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