December 17, 2013


Raymond "Ray" Edward Kerfoot, of Redmond
May 4, 1921 - Dec. 8, 2013
Arrangements:Autumn Funerals- Redmond ( 541-504-9485)
Services: Funeral  was held Dec. 14 at the Assembly of God, 1865 W. Antler Ave., Redmond. Graveside service followed immediately after at Redmond Memorial Cemetery.
Phyllis "Bev" Brown, of Astoria (formerly of Redmond)
May 2, 1927 - Dec. 9, 2013
Arrangements: Ocean View Funeral & Cremation Service of Astoria,
Services: Graveside service will be held at 2 PM on Wednesday, December 18 at Redmond Memorial Cemetery. 

Holly Frances Graham, of Redmond
July 12, 1960 - Dec. 3, 2013
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals, Bend,  541-318-0842
Services: Celebration of life will be held at 3 p.m., on Sat., Dec. 21, 2013, at Highland Baptist Church, Redmond,
Charles “Chuck” Lyman Chamberlain, Jr., of Redmond
Dec. 4, 1948 - Dec. 12, 2013
Arrangements:Autumn Funerals - Redmond ( 541-504-9485)
Services: No services are planned at this time.
Thelma Gladys Peters
Aug. 9, 1914 - Dec. 7, 2013
Thelma Gladys Peters of Portland, Ore., died Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at the age of 99.  She was born August 9, 1914, in Monument, Ore., to Chester Gearhart and Lena HammondtreeClifton. 
Thelma married Cecil Peters on March 15, 1943, in Vancouver, WA.  In 1945, Cecil and Thelma moved to Eastern Oregon. After numerous moves they settled in 1979, in Redmond, Ore.  During WWII Thelma worked in the shipyards until the war ended, and she later worked as a waitress. 
Thelma was a member of the Women’s American Legion and a member of the 40 & 8.  She was past president of the Women’s Auxiliary numerous times, and a member of the John Day Eagles.  She had a beautiful vegetable and flower garden and loved taking care of it.  She was also a great pie and bread baker.
Thelma is survived by her son, Larry Eugene Peters of Terrebonne, OR; daughter, Gladys (Gene) Dickey of Prineville, OR; and her sisters, Edwina Burkholder and Barbara Cerruti of Gresham, OR.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Peters; her daughter, Geraline Guilliams; son, Norman Oliver Peters; two brothers, Benny and Clayton Gearhart; and two sisters, Martha Johnson and Madge Skiens.
Donations may be made in her name to Serenity Hospice, 11481 SW Hall Blvd. Suite 200, Tigard, OR 97223. 
A funeral service was held December 13, 2013, at Redmond Memorial Chapel, followed by her burial at Redmond Memorial Cemetery.  Please sign our online guestbook

December 12, 2013

Redmond's southern gateway

2014 will bring a round of public meetings on topics as diverse as a long-term vision for the Dry Canyon park system, the southwest corner of Redmond -- now largely undeveloped -- and redesigning South Highway 97 to be more efficient, safe and welcoming. Read all about the beginnings of an idea to create a 'gateway' on 97 close to city limits in this week's Spokesman, now on newsstands!

December 3, 2013


Marlyn Scrivner, of Redmond
Feb. 18, 1941 - Nov. 22, 2013
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals - Redmond ( 541-504-9485)
Services:A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, December 7, 2013 from 2-4 p.m. at the Redmond Senior Center, Located at 325 NW Dogwood, Redmond, OR 97756.
Contributions may be made to:Bend Community Center, 1036 NE 5th Street, Bend, OR
Joel Everett Nance, of Terrebonne
July 7, 1933 - Nov. 25, 2013
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals, Bend is honored to serve the family.   541-318-0842
Services: 3:00 PM on Dec. 21, 2013 Missionary Baptist Church, 1870 Riverland Dr., Prineville, OR.
Ronald Edward Paugh, of Crooked River Ranch
May 15, 1953 - Nov. 24, 2013
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals - Redmond ( 541-504-9485)
Services: A Memorial Gathering of friends and family will take place at a later date.
Harmon “Bud” Thomas Balone, of Redmond
May 23, 1928 - Nov. 21, 2013
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals - Redmond ( 541-504-9485)
Services: No services are planned at this time.
Henry Alan ‘Bud’ Helmholtz
April 3, 1927 - Nov. 30, 2013
Life-long resident of Redmond, Henry Alan ‘Bud’ Helmholtz passed away November 30, at age of 86.  Born April 3, 1927, in Redmond, the son of Henry and Juanita Helmholtz. 
He graduated from Redmond High School. Shortly after he joined the Navy and served as an underwater demolition tech during WWII. After the war he returned home to take over the family ranch on Helmholtz Way. He married Aure Lee Chase on March 25, 1949. 
In 1963, he went to work for Dahl Pine - it then changed hands to Willamette Industries -  and was there until his retirement. During retirement, he snowbirded to Yuma, AZ, and to his condo in Cabo San Lucas returning in early May, until after hunting season. The last 18 months he was a resident of High Lookie Lodge in Warm Springs.  
He was an avid hunter and gardener, was a master fly fisherman, loved fishing for marlin, darodo, salmon, steelhead, trout, and tuna. He was a 4H leader, coach for Little League baseball, on many bowling leagues, and had many entries to the Deschutes Co. Fair. 
He is survived by  four daughters, Madeline Rivera of San Ramon CA, Andrea Fisher of Culver, Kelly Lucas of Redmond, Robyn Ciseneros of Vacaville CA, and a son Henry ‘Koke’ Helmholtz of Redmond; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.  
He was proceeded in death by his parents; two sisters, Shirley Helmholtz, Beverly Parenti; his wife, Aura Lee; and a daughter, Linda Lee. 
Memorial gifts may be made to High Lookie Lodge at P.O. Box 6, Warm Springs, OR 97761.
Autumn Funerals are in charge of the arrangements,  541-504-0205
A commitment ceremony at Redmond Cemetery is scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Friday, December 6, with a Celebration of Life service following at 11:00 a.m., at the United Presbyterian Church in Redmond, reception to follow.
Delpha Pauline Barrett
Dec. 1, 1927- Nov. 27, 2013
Delpha went home to heaven on November 27, 2013, three days short of her 86th birthday. She had battled lymphoma for 14 years. She is survived by her husband, Gerold Barrett; three sons, Gary, Bruce, and Mark Barrett, all of whom were at her side. She is also survived by her sister, Norma Jean Stone, as well as seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by her father, William Loewen, her mother, Anna Loewen Wyatt, and her brother, William Loewen II.
The memorial service celebrating her life will be held 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 4 at City View Funeral Home and Cemetery in Salem, located at 390 Hoyt Street, and will be officiated by Pastor Syd Brestel, Foundary Church, Bend, OR.
Delpha was born December 1, 1927 in Salem, Oregon. Her father worked at Kay Woolen Mills and her mother was a successful restaurant and motel owner. Delpha attended Phagan's Beauty School in Salem and she and her mother owned a successful hair styling salon in Salem. Delpha was married to Gerold in 1950 and followed him into the mountains during his career in the timber industry. They eventually moved to Bend, Oregon, where she was involved in supporting her family as a stay at home mother, devoting her time to her family. She was heavily involved in supporting her sons' early entrepreneurial activities as well as her husband's political life as mayor of Redmond.  She was always busy volunteering in the kitchen at First Baptist Church. Her life beautifully portrayed her love and continued support of her family as she modeled the love of Christ in her service to others. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, making pies, cake decorating, crocheting and passing on her legacy and many talents to other family members. She enjoyed serving others in her home and always had coffee and pie available to whoever stopped by.  She will be lovingly missed by all.