March 26, 2013

Chair-ity for Children

Chair-ity for Children
Chairs on display and bids accepted April 1-30
Artist reception & chair unveiling

March 29, 6-7:30 p.m.
Redmond Antique Mall, 502 S.W. Evergreen Ave.

Participating artists 

Tessa & Randy Bailey
Lee Barker
Karen Evans
Melanie Bills
Chris Michaelis
Marie Carter
Michelle Oberg
Susan Roser
Susan Shayegi
Pernell Harris
Cari Wood
Linda Shelton
Tracy Thille
Wendy Wheeler-Jacobs
Joann Wheeler
Bunnie Dale
Sharon Watkinds
Meridith Johnson
K.C. Snider
Angie Anderson
Kay Pearson
John Maggiora
Student artists from Redmond High School, Obsidian Middle School and Redmond Proficiency Academy

Participating businesses 

Dawg House II
Washington Federal
Christie’s Kitchen
Redmond Athletic Club
Paulina Springs books
Green Plow Coffee
The Dress
Flower Boutique
The Soap Box
Diego’s Spirited Kitchen
AK’s Tea Room
Home Federal Bank
Redmond Antique Mall
CoHo Coffee
One Street Down
Ka Nui Salon
Cross Creek Cafe
Hip Chicks Salon
Mazatlan (S. 97)
Juniper Golf Course
Casablanca Hair Studio
Premier West Bank
Schoolhouse Produce
Trinity Bikes
Silverleaf Cafe

March 19, 2013


Elda Emilie Munsterman, of Powell Butte
Oct. 9, 1912 - Mar. 11, 2013
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel  
Services: Graveside service was held March 14 at Powell Butte Cemetery, Powell Butte, OR.
Contributions may be made to Hospice of Redmond or a charity of ones choice.
Gerald "Gary" Anthony Edwards, of Redmond
Nov. 24, 1961 - Mar. 12, 2013
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel  
Services: A memorial will be held at Gerald's Residence Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 2PM.
Carl Freeman Brock, of Terrebonne
Aug. 29, 1934 - Mar. 14, 2013
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel  
Services: Memorial service details are pending.
Alice Takeyo Sugano
April 26, 1931 - March 14, 2013
Alice Takeyo Sugano died on March 14, 2013.  She was born April 26, 1931, in Kaneohe, Hawaii, to Makita and Kiya Takebayashi and went to grade school with the famous Hawaiian singer Don Ho...married her pen pal Albert Toshiro Sugano on May 27, 1954...raised three children in Southern California until 1973, when they moved their family to Redmond, Oregon.  
Alice was best known in Central Oregon for her work in the fabrics department at Payless Drugstore, and even when the store changed hands to Rite Aid, she was kept on staff despite getting rid of her department. She eventually retired at around 73 years old.  
Her favorite things in life were chickens, sewing, hot air balloons, her dog Sachi, Don Ho, and Ichiro Suzuki before he changed from the Seattle Mariners to New York Yankees.  
She is survived by her brothers, Fred and Joe Takebayashi; and her sister, Grace Lee; children, Sharon Sugano Cratty and her husband, Rick, sons  Dale Mitchell Sugano and his wife, Cheryl, and Gene Allen Sugano and his wife, Silver. She has eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. 
A viewing will be held at the Redmond Memorial Chapel, on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, from  9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. A memorial service will follow at Community Presbyterian Church in Redmond at 11:00 a.m. 
Please sign our online guestbook
Donna Arlone (Lonie) Bibler
March 20, 1934 - March 8, 2013
Donna Arlone (Lonie) Bibler, 78, of Redmond. Oregon, died after a brief illness on March 8, 2013.
Lonie was born in Hebron, North Dakota, on March 20, 1934, to Elaine and Lee Kuhlman. She graduated from Mill City High School in 1952 and attended Oregon State University.  She was married to Marvin Frank Bibler on August 23, 1953.
Lonie is survived by her husband of sixty years, Marvin Bibler of Redmond, Oregon; her three children, James Bibler, Jon Bibler, Jodi Bibler Muckelbauer; and four grandchildren, Jeredan Bibler, Jameson Bibler, Cal Muckelbauer and Kelsey Muckelbauer.
She loved to golf and was a member of the Ladies of the Greens golf club.  She was also a lifetime member of the Bend Soroptimist Club.
A celebration of her life is planned for early spring.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Charles Foundation,  Advance Illness Management,  2500 N.E. Neff Rd., Bend, OR  97701
Gerald ‘Gary’   Anthony Edwards
Nov. 24, 1961 - Mar. 12, 2013
Gerald "Gary" Edwards of Redmond, OR died at his home Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at the age of 51.  Gary was born November 24, 1961, in Montrose, Colorado.  He graduated from Bend High, and worked in the automotive industry most of his life. In the last few years, he worked at Jake's Diner.    
He was a member of  Seventh Day Adventist Church.  He enjoyed cars and Elvis Presley.
Gary leaves behind his daughters, Viktorya and Joanne of Redmond and Meggan and Christal of Bend; 11 grandchildren; his wife, Georgette; parents, Don and Carol Tyrrell; sisters, Ronda and Christine; brothers, Donnie and Steven; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at Gerald's residence, 1122 NW Canyon Dr., Redmond,  at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 21, 2013.




March 13, 2013

March 13, 2013


Mary Elizabeth Rasmussen, of Redmond
Oct. 3, 1920 - Mar. 9, 2013
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel  
Services: A memorial service is pending.
Charles (Charley) William Boyd, of Redmond
Jan. 6, 1977 - Jan. 29, 2013
Services: A memorial celebration will be held Saturday, March 16, at 1:30 p.m. at the Pine Forest Grange, 63214 Boyd Acres Road, (1/4 mile north of the Boyd Acres Rd./Empire intersection)
Donald Keith Owen
August 20, 1931 - March 3, 2013
Donald Keith Owen of Redmond, Oregon, died March 3, 2013 at the age of 81.  He was born August 20, 1931 in Myrtle Point, OR to John and Ollie (Ray) Owen.  On May 1, 1955, Don married Vonnie Van Tassel in Redmond. Don worked for the Seventh Day Adventist Church as a Christian Book Salesman until his retirement.
Don is survived by his wife, Vonnie Owen;  sons, Keith of Salem, OR, Kim of Redmond, OR and Keryl of Kent, WA; 7 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.  Donations in his name may be made to Oregon Adventist Men's Chorus c/o East Salem Seventh-day Adventist Church, 5575 Fruitland Rd. NE, Salem OR 97317-3334.      
Please sign our online guestbook at


March 7, 2013


Mary Lou Brigham Ringering Long, of Crooked River Ranch
April 25, 1935 - Mar. 1, 2013
Arrangements: Burns Mortuary, Pendleton, OR,  
Services: Burns Mortuary,, 336 SW Dorion Avenue,, Pendleton, OR, Friday, March 8, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. Burial: Olney Cemetery, Pendleton, OR.
Contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association in Mary Lou's memory, 135 SW Highland Avenue, Redmond, OR  97756, 541-548-7074,

 Rebecca "Becky" B. McDonald, of Terrebonne
Oct. 18, 1958 - Feb. 26, 2013
Arrangements: Baird Funeral Home  
Services: A private memorial gathering for friends and family will take place at a later date.
Contributions may be made to Partners In Care, 2075 NE Wyatt Court, Bend, Oregon 97701
Carmen Cornine Smith, of Redmond
Aug. 5, 1939 - Feb. 23, 2013
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel  
Services: A memorial service was held  March 2 at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Redmond, OR.
Altha Nelda Seaton, of Prineville
Jan. 2, 1935 - Feb. 24, 2013
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- Redmond  
 No services to be held.


March 5, 2013

Redmond classics grace library shelves

 "Tucked into the stack of books in the children’s section of the Redmond Library, nestled between “Good Night Moon” and “Peter Cottontail,” are 11 very special books, books that can’t be found anywhere else.
For about eight years Redmond-area fourth-graders have been creating their own storybooks and the best of the bunch are chosen to grace the shelves of the library for as long as their rigid cardboard covers last, to be checked out and read by countless children."

Read all about Redmond's own literary contest in this week's Spokesman, on newsstands Wednesday!

"A High Buzzing Adventure" from author Shelby McCauley