January 30, 2013

Ridgeview Drama

"When Linda Nye heard there was a new play making the circuit of community and school theaters -- one set in a small town of eccentrics and colorful characters, one containing the initials "R" and "V" -- she knew instantly it was the right choice for Ridgeview High School's first theatrical production."

Read more about Ridgeview's inaugural theatrical season in this week's Spokesman!


Wilma M. (Roth) Greer, of Prineville
April 17, 1923 - Jan. 23, 2013
Arrangements: Baird Memorial Chapel, La Pine
Services: A memorial service in the spring will take place at La Pine Community Church.  Service details will be published later to announce the time and date.
Contributions may be made to: La Pine Community Church, P.O. Box 378, La Pine, OR  97739; or Prineville Christian Church, 1015 Combs Flat Road, Prineville, OR 97754.
Rasmus P. Rasmussen III, of Terrebonne
May 23, 1927 - Jan. 21, 2013
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals of Redmond
Services: A service may be held at a later date.
Contributions may be made to: Partners In Care, 2075 NE Wyatt Ct., Bend, OR 97701 or Redmond Meals on Wheels.
Arthur Curtis Phillips, of Redmond
Sept. 17, 1923 - Jan. 17, 2013
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel, www.redmondmemorial.com
Services: Memorial was held on January 26 at at Highland Baptist in Redmond, OR.
Alfred "Louis" Elwess, of Terrebonne
June 16, 1934 - Jan. 25, 2013
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- Redmond, www.autumnfunerals.net
Services: No services will be held at this time
Contributions may be made to: Hospice of Redmond 732 SW 23rd Street Redmond, OR 97756 www.redmondhospice.org
Mary Ellen Kollodge, of Sisters
Mar. 28, 1937 - Jan. 23, 2013
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- Redmond ( 541-504-9485) www.autumnfunerals.net
Services: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 11:00 AM at St. Edward the Martyr Catholic Church, located at 123 Trinity Way in Sisters, Oregon.
Betty Belle Arnold, of Redmond
June 2, 1926 - Jan. 20, 2013
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel; www.redmondmemorial.com
Services: Services will be held at a later date at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills, CA.
Grace L. Buckner
Mar. 31, 1926 - Jan. 26, 2013
Grace Buckner was born in Round Butte, MT, and raised in Ronan, MT. She moved to Central Oregon in 1951.  
Grace was an entrepreneur of all kinds. She married Orvail Buckner February 14, 1959, in Anchorage, AK.
She is survived by three sons and two daughters; three sisters and three brothers; 17 grandchildren, 12 great- grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Services are being scheduled for a later date.   Please sign our online guestbook www.redmondmemorial.com.

January 23, 2013

January 23, 2013


Elizabeth Frances Guisinger
May 3, 1917 - Jan. 13, 2013

Elizabeth passed on, peacefully in her sleep, at the Redmond Healthcare Center at the age of 95.
She is survived by her daughter, Clara Butler of Redmond, Ore., and her stepdaughter, Theresa Carter of Medford, Ore. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dorse O. Guisinger of Forest Grove, Ore, and her stepson, Roy Guisinger of Oregon City, Ore.
Elizabeth never drove a car, and walked regularly. She occupied herself caring for her family and volunteering. She was an avid reader. Elizabeth made her own arrangements, chose cremation, and will be inurned with her husband at Valley Memorial Park, Hillsboro, Ore. A memorial service is pending. Please sign our online guestbook at www.redmondmemorial.com

Berniece Pauline Siewert, of Redmond
Jan. 3, 1930 - Jan. 9, 2013

Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- Redmond
 541-504-9485; www.autumnfunerals.net
Services: A memorial service will be held 12noon-4pm; Jan. 27, 2013 at the Comito- Siewert Residence.
Contributions may be made to: Partners In Care, 2075 NE Wyatt Court, Bend, OR 97701.

Shirley E. Higgason, of Redmond
Aug. 15, 1944 - Jan. 10, 2013

Arrangements: Baird Funeral Home
541-382-0903; www.bairdmortuaries.com
Services: A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
Contributions may be made to: Redmond Humane Society, 1355 NE Hemlock Avenue, Redmond, Oregon 97756; www.redmondhumane.org

Robert LeRoy Kost, of Terrebonne
Aug. 16, 1924 - Jan. 11, 2013

Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- Redmond
 541-504-9485; www.autumnfunerals.net
Services: A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Selena Stensrud Ervin Rupp
July 18, 1961 - Jan. 1, 2013

Selena passed away in Aurora (Denver) Colorado. Her cause of death was several internal cancers.
Selena is survived by her husband, Steve Rupp, of Aurora; children, Jeremy Ervin and Melisa Ervin; brothers, Steve, Dana and Daren Stensrud; father, Duane Stensrud; and her mother, Judy Kirk Servo.
Services were held earlier this month in Aurora.

January 16, 2013

Taylor Johnson back on the mat

Taylor Johnson is home. He has a family surrounding him, supporting him and training him to become the best.
After a year off from school and competition, Johnson, a 2009 Redmond High graduate, has found a place of comfort at Southern Oregon University in Ashland.
“I’m loving it. It’s a great change,” says Johnson, now a sophomore. “They’ve got the program in perspective over here. I’ve been training and having a good time with great people and great teammates."

Read the full  story in the Jan. 16 Spokesman!