May 15, 2012

Obituaries

Marjorie "Marg" Eleanore Beech, of Redmond
Sept. 5, 1926 - May 10, 2012
Arrangements: Baird Funeral Home of Bend
541-382-0903;  www.bairdmortuaries.com
Services: A private celebration of Marjorie's life will take place at a later date.
Contributions may be made to Pioneer Memorial Hospital Hospice,
1201 NE Elm Street,
Prineville, OR 97754
541-447-6254.

Clara "Ruth" Motta, of Redmond
Nov. 30, 1934 - May 5, 2012
Arrangements: Baird Funeral Home of Bend
541-382-0903;  www.bairdmortuaries.com
Services: A private gathering of friends and family will take place at a later date.
Contributions may be made to Partners In Care Hospice
2075 NE Wyatt Court,
Bend, Oregon 97701

Norman Murray Cobb, of Redmond
July 5, 1925 - May 8, 2012
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- Redmond
541-504-9485; www.autumnfunerals.net
Services: Graveside service was held May 15, 2012 at  Willamette National Cemetery, Portland

Phillip Ray Dungan, of Redmond
Dec. 16, 1938 - May 4, 2012
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel, 541-548-3219
Services: Graveside services were held May 10 at Redmond Memorial Cemetery.

Charlotte Ann Bruffett, of Crooked River Ranch
June 17, 1940 - May 7, 2012
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- Redmond
541-504-9485; www.autumnfunerals.net
No services to be held.


Gerald (Jerry) Michael Meyers
February 27, 1943 - May 5, 2012
Gerald Michael Meyers (Jerry) passed away peacefully with his family and friends around him on May 5, 2012, at Partners In Care Hospice House in Bend.  He courageously fought esophageal cancer for 6 months.
He was born in Redmond, Oregon, on February 27, 1943, and grew up in Sisters, Oregon. 
He was a tanker truck driver until he retired and then went back to work for Rock Arbor Villa Mobile Home Park. 
Jerry was a man of faith. He had deep religious convictions and he loved Jesus Christ with all his heart and soul.  His family and friends all knew that he was at peace with his Lord and Savior. He was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church and attended Desert Springs Christian Church in Bend, Oregon.  He also helped many people heal from addictions and helped them to trust God with their lives. 
Jerry loved the outdoors and spent a lot of time hiking and hunting in the Central Oregon Cascades. 
He was a very well read man and loved words.  This gave him the ability to express his love for poetry and his personal history of living and growing up in the small town of Sisters, in the 50s and 60s with a population of 704.  Jerry loved to tell tales of this time.  He put many of them into stories he would then masterfully share over the holiday table, often filling us with tears of laughter.
Jerry, a crazy loving husband and father, is survived by his wonderful wife, Mary Ann Meyers (married October 12, 2003 at St. Edwards Catholic Church in Sisters, Oregon); immediate family, daughter, Michelle Kuhnau; brothers, Thom Meyers, Jim Meyers, Ron Meyers, Ted Meyers; and sister, Loma Jane Smith-Weber; along with extended family members.  He was preceded in death by his father, George Walter Meyers (May 5, 1917- June 25, 2002); and his loving mother, Barbara Jeanne Meyers (April 2, 1921-June 25, 2006).
A graveside service will be held on Saturday, May 19, at , at Deschutes Memorial Gardens.  Direction are on the site www.deschutesmemorialchapel.com Deschutes Memorial Chapel, 63875 N Highway 97, Bend, Oregon 97701 (541-382-5592).  Immediately following the graveside service will be a memorial at Rock Arbor Villa Park Rec Hall, 2200 NE Highway 20, Bend, Oregon. 
Anyone who knew and loved Jerry is invited to come celebrate his life with us at the graveside service and following memorial. Please sign our guest book at http://www.niswonger-reynolds.com/



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