February 28, 2013


Laverne "Vern" Lee Dotson, of Sisters
Nov. 8, 1935 - Feb. 18, 2013
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- Redmond  
Services:A private gathering of family will take place at a later date.
Contributions may be made to Hospice of Redmond, 732 SW 23rd Street, Redmond, Oregon 97756,www.redmondhospice.org or Deschutes Basin Land Trust, 210 NW Irving Avenue, Suite 102, Bend, Oregon 97701, www.deschuteslandtrust.org
Virginia Jean Taylor, of Redmond
April 13, 1939 - Feb. 22, 2013
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- Redmond                
541-504-9485; www.autumnfunerals.net
Services: A memorial service will be held on Thursday, February 28, 2013, at 11:00 a.m., with a reception to immediately follow at Highland Baptist Church, located at 3100 SW Highland Avenue, Redmond, OR 97756
Sharon Louise Miller, of Redmond
June 21, 1947 - Feb. 13, 2013
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel 
Services: None will be held at her request.
June Louise Timmerman, of Redmond
June 30, 1937 - Feb. 18, 2013
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- Redmond  
Services: A private graveside service will take place.
Lillian Rose Molloy, of Sisters
Feb. 15, 1923 - Feb. 17, 2013
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- Redmond  
Services: A memorial service will take place at a later date.
Wayne Elmo Sargent, of Madras
May 2, 1940 - Feb. 14, 2013
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- Redmond
Services: No services will be held.
Elna Johnson Majors
Oct. 23, 1921 - Feb. 17, 2013
Elna Dorothy (Johnson) Majors passed away February 17, 2013 in Vancouver, WA. She was born October 23, 1921 in Tintah, Minnesota. She graduated from Fairmont North Dakota High School in 1939 and shortly after, came to Bend.  Elna lived in Bend, Redmond and Prineville before moving to Vancouver, WA in 2006 to live with her daughter. She loved working in her garden and watching the birds. She also enjoyed the company of her dog, Roxie.
Elna is survived by her daughter, Terrie A. Ray of Vancouver and grandsons- Cory J. Ray and  Bryan W. Ray of Las Vegas, NV; sisters- Bea Besel and Marge Sanders. She was preceded in death by her husband, Terry A. Majors, two brothers and four sisters.
A graveside service will be held Sat., Feb. 23, 2013 at 10:30 AM in Greenwood Cemetery in Bend.  Please sign the guest registry for the family at www.niswonger-reynolds.com.


February 21, 2013

Come on downtown

Since the invention of the suburbs, multiplexes and big box chain stores, traditional downtown districts have been fighting for recognition, and Redmond -- young as it is -- has proved no different.

For the past several years a group of downtown business owners and supporters have been meeting to brainstorm ideas designed to entice the community to the city's core.

"When I opened the store (in 2007) I did a lot of organizational work on group marketing concepts," says Brad Smith, co-owner of Paulina Springs book store. "I got estimates and went to fellow merchants to see who wanted to join me and I think I was only successful once. It was like pulling teeth back then. But I feel like now there are more people willing to consider working together. Maybe we've turned a corner and realize the need to cooperate."

Read all about the ongoing efforts to revitalize downtown Redmond in this week's issue of the Redmond Spokesman, on newsstands now.


Rodney Ellsworth Dale, of Redmond
Feb. 5, 1923 - Feb. 11, 2013
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- Redmond 
Services: A memorial service will be held at a later date in Middleton, Idaho.
Contributions may be made to: 3ABN Planned Giving & Trust Services , PO Box 220
West Frankfort, IL 62896

Blast nearly flattens buidling

This week in history: "Yesterday forenoon, workmen engaged in digging an excavation in the backyard of the WC Walker residence on the corner of 6th and F Streets set off a heavy blast which damaged the house and nearly wrecked the woodshed. It was miraculous that more damage was not done to the property as big rocks and logs were hurled in all directions from the force of the explosion." Redmond Spokesman, Feb. 20, 1913. More history flashbacks in every issue of the Spokesman.

February 12, 2013


Louina Lee Scurlock, of Redmond
July 30, 1941 - Feb. 8, 2013
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals - Redmond,  
Services: A Memorial service will be take place on Wednesday, February 13, 2013, at 4:30 PM at Trinity Lutheran Church, located at 2550 NE Butler Market Road in Bend, Oregon.
Contributions may be made to: Partners In Care Hospice House, 2075 NE Wyatt Court, Bend, Oregon 97701
Virginia Leah Day, of Redmond
Sept. 11, 1919 - Feb. 6, 2013
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel
Services:A graveside service was held Feb. 9, 2013 at  Redmond Memorial Cemetery with a memorial at Pleasant Ridge Community Hall 7076 SW Canal Blvd., Redmond, OR.
G. Taylor Danley, of Redmond
Jan. 27, 1926 - Feb. 1, 2013
Arrangements:Prineville Funeral Home,  541-447-6459
Services:A graveside service was held at Skyline Memorial Gardens in Portland  Feb. 8, 2013 . A memorial service will be held at Redmond Christian Church on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013 at 1 pm.
Glenn Charles Burke, of Crooked River Ranch
April 28, 1935 - Feb. 3, 2013
Arrangements:Autumn Funerals, Redmond,
Services: A memorial service was held at the Crooked River Ranch Club House, Juniper Room  Feb. 9, 2013.
Christopher Andrew Moltzau, of Redmond
July 21, 1969 - Jan. 28, 2013
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- Redmond  
Services: Celebration of Life: 1pm - 4pm, Sat., Feb. 16, St. Joseph Catholic Church Parish Hall, 200 East First St., Prineville.
Terussa Bertrand Kennedy, of Redmond
Mar. 21, 1943 - Feb. 7, 2013
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel  
Services:None will be held at her request.
Alice Viola Rodgers, of Redmond
Feb. 20, 1912 - Feb. 8, 2013
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals, Bend  
Services: At her request no services will be held.
Alfred "Fred" Wayne Sotin, of Redmond
Dec. 19, 1942 - Feb. 2, 2013
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals, Bend   
541-318-0842; www.autumnfunerals.net
Services: No Services will be held at this time.
Darlene Marjorie Spicer, of Redmond
Sept. 17, 1928 - Feb. 7, 2013
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- Redmond  
Services: No services to be held
Jon Edward Nee
Nov. 1, 1947 - Feb. 3, 2013
Jon Edward Nee of Bend, Oregon, passed away peacefully on February 3, 2013. He was 65.
He was born November 1, 1947, in Artesia, California, to Don and Anna Marie (Troost) Nee. Jon graduated from Buena Park High School in 1965 and also received a BS degree in construction technology from Long Beach State College. Jon worked in construction technology, computer programming, and as a draftsman; he also was a small business owner as a real estate developer. He loved home landscaping projects, bowling, golf and family time. 
Jon is survived by his wife, Jan of Bend; son, Jon (wife, Colleen), and grandson, Coen; son, Nathan;  his parents, and brother, Don. 
Private family services will be held. Contributions may be made to Partners In Care, 2075 NE Wyatt Ct., Bend, OR 97701. 
Autumn Funerals have been entrusted with arrangements.  541-318-0842
Jack Johnston
Jan. 18, 1927 - Feb. 7, 2013
Jack Johnston of Redmond, Oregon died February 7, 2013, at his home at the age of 86.  Jack was born January 18, 1927 in Bristow, Oklahoma to Noah and Nellie (Ralston) Johnston. Jack served in the United States Army from 1950-1952.  On November 17, 1952, he married Mona Bishop in Albany, OR.  They resided in California, where Jack worked as manager at a hardware store.  In 1989 they moved to Central Oregon, where Jack continued to work, first for Country Boys Mobile Homes in Redmond, and later for True Value Hardware in Terrebonne.  Jack enjoyed tinkering with wood projects for Mona to later paint. He also enjoyed yard sales, and collecting coins and chess sets.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years,  Mona Johnston; children, Glenna Giddens and Brenda Gayle Adams; 3 grandchildren, Chris, Josh and Brenda; 3 great- grandchildren; 2 brothers, Noah and Floyd Johnston.  He was preceded in death by 1 sister and 4 brothers.
Contributions in his name may be made to the American Cancer Society.  No services will be held at Jack's request.  Please sign our online guestbook at www.redmondmemorial.com