October 2, 2012

Obituaries

Robert Arthur Nelson, of Redmond
Nov. 25, 1933 - Sept. 25, 2012

Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- Redmond
541-504-9485; www.autumnfunerals.net
Services: Graveside service was held Sept. 29 at Redmond Memorial Cemetery; a memorial service was held the same day at  City Center Four Square Church, 549 SW 8th St., Redmond.
Contributions may be made to Hospice of Redmond/ Sisters, 732 SW 23rd, Redmond, OR 97756 or Oregon Veteran's Home, 700 Veterans Drive, The Dalles, OR 97058.

Jack DeForest Dillon, of Redmond
Jan. 14, 1937 - Sept. 20, 2012

Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- Redmond
541-504-9485; www.autumnfunerals.net
Services: Memorial service was held  Sept. 29, 2012, at Seventh Day Adventist Church, 945 SW Glacier Ave.

Thomas Joseph Griffin, of Redmond
Mar. 30, 1951 - Sept. 23, 2012

Arrangements: Deschutes Memorial Chapel
541-382-5592; www.deschutesmemorialchapel.com
Services: Memorial Services are being arranged by the family for a later time.

Harold Eugene Beaubien
July 27, 1932 – Sept. 27, 2012

Harold Beaubien of Redmond, Oregon, passed on to more life September 27, 2012, at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born in Ferndale, Michigan, to Robert and Bonnie (Jones) Beaubien, where he attended St. Hugo and St. Frederick Catholic Schools. After graduation, he attended Michigan State College.
He married Laura Denison on April 12, 1952, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Pontiac, Michigan.
He owned and operated a dairy farm in Cohoctah, Michigan, near Howell. He worked at General Motors Corporation for 10 years as well as working with family at Beaubien Landscaping.
In 1972, he moved his wife and six children to Drewsey, Oregon, where they owned and operated a 500-head cattle ranch. He and his family then moved to Klamath Falls, and continued in agriculture, raising hay, grain, and cattle until semi-retiring, when he started operating an excavation business.
In 1994, he retired and moved with his wife, Laura, to Payson, Arizona, where they remained until 1998. He then returned to Oregon, residing in Redmond, until his passing.
As a private pilot, he flew his own Piper Warrior airplane. He enjoyed hunting, bowling, camping, ATVs and was an outdoor enthusiast. He was a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus, an active member at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Redmond, Oregon, a member of Red Rocks Square Dance Club and Rim Rock Roamers RV Club.
Harold is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Bonnie Beaubien; brother, Robert; two grandsons, Jonathan Collins and Jesse Daggett; and great-granddaughter, Kaylionnah Beaubien.
He is survived by his wife of over 60 years, Laura (Denison) Beaubien; children, Robert and Wendy Beaubien of Roseburg, Oregon, Greg and Shirley Beaubien of Burns, Oregon, Laurie (Beaubien) and Jack Collins of Hood River, Oregon, Dan and Carol Beaubien of Ontario, Oregon, Lindy (Beaubien) and Kraig Walsh of Bend, Oregon, and Michael Beaubien of Medford, Oregon; 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are by Autumn Funerals. There will be a rosary Thursday, October 4, 2012, at 6:30 p.m., at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Redmond, Oregon. A funeral Mass will be held at St. Thomas on Friday, October 5, 2012, at 11:00 a.m.
The family wishes to thank Hospice of Redmond and all who offered their care and support during this time.

 Leland  ‘Lee’  Landers
Nov. 5, 1930 - Sept. 14, 2012

 Leland Conley Landers, a Bend resident for the past 64 years, passed away on September 14, 2012, at the Partners In Care Hospice House at 81 years of age.
Lee was born in Alleene, Arkansas, on November 5, 1930, to Edgar Lee and Carmen Julia (Bird) Landers. He married Shirley June (Allen) Nelson at the Chapel of the Hills near Mt. Hood, and enjoyed 56 wonderful years of marriage.
As a child, he lived on the family farm, and then later moved to Bonham, Texas. Shortly after, they moved to a farming community near Fort Towsend, Oklahoma, where he attended elementary school. At the age of twelve, the family moved to the Prineville  area.
Lee joined the Navy in January, 1948, and was honorably discharged. He returned to the Central Oregon area, making his home in Bend. He got a job at the Deschutes County Road
Department and eventually became Superintendent. He worked there until retiring in 1988. For 25 years, during that same time, he owned his own trucking company, selling fill dirt and topsoil. After retiring, he and his wife traveled for 23 enjoyable years.
He was a caring, loving man who dedicated his life to giving his family the best he could give. He was the epitome of empathy, making him loved and respected by all who he came in contact with. Every decision he made was based on how it would affect  the people he loved. This man will live on in the hearts of all who knew him.
He will be deeply missed by his wife, Shirley June Landers of Bend; daughters, Susan Pommier of Beaverton and Liz Crawford of Terrebonne; sons, Mike Landers of San Diego, and Steve and Ed Landers both of Bend; a brother, Truman Landers of Prineville; 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Edgar Lee and Carmen Julia (Bird) Landers; his sister, Mural; and three brothers, Allen, Carl and Juan, who died as a toddler.
Contributions may be made to Partners In Care Hospice House, 2075 NE Wyatt Court, Bend, OR, 97701. Please visit the online registry for the family at www.niswonger-reynolds.com.

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