August 14, 2012


Walter E. Means, of Elma, WA (formerly of Central Oregon)
June 25, 1925 - Aug. 6, 2012
Arrangements: Redwood Memorial Chapel, Brookings, Ore.
Services: A funeral service was held  August 11, 2012 at Deschutes Memorial Gardens,  in Bend. Interment and military honors followed at Deschutes Memorial Gardens.

George Leroy Widdicombe, of Metolius
Sept. 3, 1934 - Aug. 3, 2012
Arrangements: Baird Funeral Home of Bend
Services: A Celebration of Life Gathering for family and close friends will take place at a later date.
Contributions may be made to Mountain View Hospice, 470 NE A St., Madras, Oregon 97741,       

Ruby Marie Tevepaugh, of Redmond
July 12, 1917 - Aug. 7, 2012
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- Redmond 
Services: Funeral service was held  August 13, 2012 at Victory Baptist Church, Bend.
Interment followed at Redmond Memorial Cemetery.

 Daniel Lee Eichenauer, of Redmond
Jan. 18, 1955 - Aug. 4, 2012
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals-Redmond
Services: Funeral Mass at  11 am Friday, August 17, 2012,
Saint Luke Catholic Church, 417 Harrison Street, Woodburn, Oregon.

Helen Madeline Phillips, of Redmond
Feb. 15, 1915 - Aug. 5, 2012
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel 
Services: A private memorial will be held.

Gary David Gerig
Jan. 22, 1964 - Aug. 9, 2012
Gary David Gerig was born in Lebanon, Ore., on January 22, 1964, to C.E. Gerig and Grace Pauline Kropf-Gerig.  He died on August 9, 2012, in Redmond, Oregon, at the age of 48.  He married Kristi Schmidt on June 22, 1985, at Fairview Mennonite Church in Albany, Oregon. 
In December of that year they moved to Redmond where he resided at the time of his death.  During the course of his 27 years in Central Oregon, he worked at Brightwood Corp. in Madras, Oregon, owned and operated three takeout pizza stores and worked as a general contractor specializing in flooring. 
He was known by all for his mischievous sense of humor, his utter reliability, and his generosity of spirit. 
He was a loving husband, an involved and proud father to two wonderful boys, and a good friend to all who knew him. 
He loved hunting, fishing, camping, and any other activity that got him into the great outdoors. 
He is survived by Kristi Gerig, his wife of 27 years; his two sons, Nick and Jake Gerig; three sisters, Vicki (Gerig) Ulrich, Donna (Gerig) Milligan, Linda (Gerig) Estrada; and brothers, Vern Gerig and Brad Stalter.  He was preceded in death by his parents, C.E. and Pauline Gerig; two brothers, Duane and Merlin; and a sister, Elaine. 
Services will be held at the Redmond Community Presbyterian Church Wednesday, August 15, 2012, at 2 p.m. 
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Ethel May  Goodrich  Van Tassel
March 5, 1912 - August 7, 2012
Ethel May Van Tassel, a longtime resident of Central Oregon, died August 7, 2012, at the age 100.  Ethel was born March 5, 1912, in Palmyra, Maine, to Ariel and Helen (Decrow) Goodrich.  In her early years her family relocated to the Sisters area where she graduated from Redmond High School in 1929.  On June 5, 1930, Ethel married Glenn F. Van Tassel in Cloverdale, the couple moved to Redmond in 1949. 
She worked as a homemaker for most of her life but also enjoyed working at the Redmond Library and being a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Redmond.
Ethel is survived by five sons, LeLand, Norman, Lamar, Lorance and Nicholas Van Tassel; two daughters, LaVonne Owen and Delmarie Null; 13 grandchildren; 20 great- grandchildren; and seven  great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn in 1997.
A private memorial service will be held.  Please sign our guestbook at

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