June 12, 2012

Obituaries

Nora Rosalie Copeland, of Redmond
Jan. 12, 1923 - June 5, 2012

Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel
 541-548-3219
Services: Memorial service was held June 11 at Redmond Memorial
Chapel, 717 SW 6th Street, Redmond, Oregon.
Contributions may be made to: Boys and Girls Club of Redmond, 1379 SW 15 St., Redmond, OR 97756.

Leona M. Gridley, of Redmond
Mar. 31, 1937 - June 3, 2012

Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- Redmond
541-504-9485; www.autumnfunerals.net
Services: Memorial service was held  June 9 at Autumn Funerals, 485 NW Larch Ave.,
Redmond; followed by a graveside service.
Contributions may be made to: Your local Humane Society.

Elmer William Folkestad, of Madras (formerly of Redmond)
Feb. 11, 1923 - June 2, 2012

Arrangements: Bel-air Colonial Funeral Home
541-475-2241
Services: Memorial services were held  June 7 at the Zion
Lutheran Church in Redmond, Oregon.
Contributions may be made to: Redmond Senior Center

Kathleen Bowers
Nov. 30, 1921 - June 6, 2012

Kathleen Keta Bowers died at her home in Redmond, Ore., on June 6, 2012, at the age of 90. She was born November 30, 1921, in Sellwood Gardens, Portland, Ore., to Atnas Frank and Gertrude (Henry) Kolaroff. Kathleen married Archie J. Faris in 1942, and they had three children together and were later divorced. In 1956, she married Leonard Bowers and her family grew to six children. Kathleen was a longtime resident of Sisters, Ore.
While there she was employed at Leithauser Grocery, she also worked as a custodian for Sisters School District. She and Leonard also enjoyed raising beef cattle for several years. Kathleen enjoyed camping, deer camp especially, fishing, rock hunting and spending time with family and grandchildren. After moving to Redmond, Ore., 34 years ago, Kathleen volunteered with SMART Reading, Fish and Friends of the Library. She was also a longtime member of the Redmond Christian Church.
Kathleen is survived by her three children with her first husband: Sage Faris of Massachusetts, Ginger DeMaris of Redmond, Ore., and Trudy Foss of Silverton, OR; she is also survived by two stepchildren from her second marriage, Pat Emerson and Bobbi Page, both of Redmond; 17 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, and two great- great- grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Bowers and a stepson, Richard Bowers.
A memorial service was held June 9, 2012,  at Redmond Christian Church. Donations may be made lieu of flowers to The Gideon's or Friends of the Library at Redmond Library. Please sign our guestbook at www.redmondmemorial.com.

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