December 4, 2012


Eldon "Sparky" Loyd Kellas, of Redmond
Jan. 24, 1920 - Nov. 27, 2012

Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel
Memorial services were held Dec. 4 at Redmond Memorial Chapel, and Dec. 6 at The Church at Rockwood, Portland Ore., with committal following at Willamette National Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to Partners In Care, 2075 NE Wyatt Ct., Bend, OR 97701.

Kenneth Lee Raines, of Redmond
Nov. 5, 1958 - Nov. 14, 2012

Arrangements to be determined by Jaimie Raines, 503-999-7975
Contributions may be made to:

Maureen "Renie" Mulford Rehard, of Redmond
Aug. 11, 1939 - Nov. 23, 2012

Arrangements: Baird Funeral Home 541-382-0903;
Services: No services are planned at this time.
Contributions may be made to: American Diabetes Association,, "Make a Memorial Gift"

Doris L. Walker, of Redmond
June 26, 1927 - Nov. 24, 2012

Arrangements: Deschutes Memorial Chapel
Services: Mrs. Walker has requested no services.
Contributions may be made to Partners In Care Hospice, 2075 NE Wyatt Ct. Bend, OR 97701.

Irene Mercado Ponte
Sept. 1, 1942 - Nov. 17, 2012

Irene Mercado Ponte, of Redmond, succumbed Nov. 17, 2012, after a long illness. She was 70. Irene was the youngest daughter of parents, Alfonso Mercado and Esther Rivera of Brooklyn, NY.
Irene married the love of her life, Frank Ponte Jr. in 1959. Irene and Frank moved to Redmond in 2006, where she devoted time as a volunteer at a local assisted living facility, where Frank passed away in 2011.
Irene is survived by her three children, Debrah Shearer and Mike Ponte, both of Klamath Falls, and daughter, Annette Witzel of Redmond; grandchildren, Stephanie Potter & Jerry Shearer Jr and their spouses; great-grandchildren, Melanie and John Jr., all of Klamath Falls; special nieces, Magdalene Mercado & Lisa Marie Weyh; and numerous nieces and nephews in Idaho and Southern California.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Desert Meadows Manor in Redmond, Ore., on
Dec. 22, at 2:00 p.m.
Donations may be made in her honor to St. Vincent DePaul of Redmond.

Debra Joan Wayne
1959 - 2012

Debra Joan Wayne passed away on November 20, 2012.
Debra is survived by her parents, Carlos and Ruth; husband, Donald; daughter, Julia; grandson, Eli; sister, Deann; and brothers, Donald and David.
Debra celebrated life as a childbirth assistant and doula, helping bring over 40 newborns into the world.
She was an avid quilter, hand sewing beautiful quilts for family, friends and as donations to non-profit organizations. She loved her family, her friends, and her animals. Contributions in memory of Debra may be made to the Humane Society of Redmond (, helping the animals she loved so much.

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