July 18, 2013

Keeping it Local

Learn about the folks producing food locally -- who they are, why they do it and where you can get it! See the July 17 Spokesman for "Keeping it Local".

July 17, 2013


Bonnie Jo Derryberry, of Redmond
Oct. 30, 1955 - July 8, 2013
Arrangements:Autumn Funerals - Redmond (541-504-9485)
Services:11:00 a.m., Thurs., July 18th, at Redmond Christian Church, 536 SW 10th St., Redmond, followed by a luncheon at the American Legion, 704 SW 8th Street, Redmond
Contributions may be made to:Partners in Care, 2075 NE Wyatt Court, Bend, Oregon 97701
William Allen Johnston of Redmond
July 14, 1949  - July 7, 2013
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals - Redmond (541-504-9485)       
Services: Memorial service was held July 13, at Highland Baptist Church, Redmond, with interment at Redmond Memorial Cemetery.
Gregg K. Gomber, of Crooked River Ranch
Dec. 25, 1952 - July 7, 2013
Arrangements: Baird Funeral Home  (541) 382-0903 www.bairdmortuaries.com
Services: No services will be held per Gregg's request.
Contributions may be made to: Partners In Care, 2075 NE Wyatt Court, Bend, Oregon 97701
Leoma Margaret Bassett, of Redmond
Sept. 16, 1923 - June 18, 2013
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel 541-548-3219 
Services: Graveside service will be held Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 1:00 pm at Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, OR
Hildegarde Johnson, of Madras
April 3, 1922 - July 7, 2013
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals of Redmond, 541-504-9485
Services: A memorial service was held on Friday, July 12 at The Powell Butte Christian Church in the “old chapel”
Robert Bruce Stewart, of Prineville
Nov. 13, 1940 - July 8, 2013
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals, 541-504-9485, Redmond
Services: A family gathering will be held at a later date.

Curtis Granger Van Ess
Feb. 15, 1962 - June 29, 2013
Curtis Granger Van Ess, 51, of Cathedral City, Calif., died of an accidental injury on June 29, 2013. He was preceded in death by his father, Granger Van Ess; and is survived by  his mother, Doris Van Ess Smith; sister,  Diana Poe of Redmond; nephews, Brandon Poe of South Carolina and Lance Poe of Redmond; niece, Ashley Poe of Redmond; and James Fry, his life partner for 29 years.
Curt grew up in Redmond and attended Redmond schools. He was actively involved in 4-H (horse, leather craft, dog obedience) Cub Scouts, and Boy Scouts (having attended the National Boy Scout Jamboree in 1977). His adult years were spent in the Bay Area of California, and Palm Springs. He was a visual display manager for Macy's for over 29 years, and owned his own business, Vaness Designs. Curt will be missed by the many who knew and loved him. He was very kind and loving, and had a great sense of humor. Donations may be made to Hospice in lieu of flowers. His celebration of life will be held August 3, 2013 in CA. More information is available on 
Patricia Ann   Mahaffey McClay
January 13, 1942 - July 2, 2013
Patricia Ann McClay of Redmond, OR died at her home July 2, 2013 at the age of 71.  She was born January 13, 1942 in Prineville, OR to Elmer and Janet (Dodd) Mahaffey.  She graduated from Maupin High School and attended college before working as a manager in the restaurant industry.  She also worked as a bartender, a rancher and worked in the lumber mills.  Pat was a member of the Elks and Eagles Lodge and enjoyed playing golf and reading.
She is survived by her mother, Elsie Mahaffey; daughter, Cindy Overton; son, Rob Kelly; grandson, Ryan Kelly; granddaughters, Shasta and Samantha Overton.  She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Birdie Palmiteer "OKelly"; father, Elmer Mahaffey; uncle, Laural Mahaffey; brothers, Larry Mahaffey and Russel Mahaffey; and her husband, Joe McClay.
No service will be held at her request.  Contributions can be made to Prineville Elks Lodge. Please sign our online guestbook at:www.redmondmemorial.com



July 11, 2013


Sandra Kay Anderson, of Prineville
May 9, 1949 - June 6, 2013
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals of Redmond, 541-504-9485, www.autumnfunerals.net
Services:A graveside service will be held at Juniper Haven Cemetery in Prineville on June 14, 2013 at 10:00 AM, with a pot luck reception to follow at the Prineville Elk’s Club.
Tristan Alecsander Lee Hansen, of Madras
Nov. 26, 2012 - May 28, 2013
Arrangements:Autumn Funerals- Redmond (541-504-9485) www.autumnfunerals.net
Services:Celebration of Life was held at 2:00pm, Sun. June 9, 2013, Sahalee Park, 241 SE 7th St., Madras, OR.
Darwin Rowe Thies, of Redmond
Nov. 21, 1944 - June 2, 2013
Arrangements:Autumn Funerals of Redmond, 541-504-9485, www.autumnfunerals.net
Services:A Celebration of Life will be held at the Grace Community Fellowship,  989 Country Club Rd., Eugene, OR., Sat. June 15, 2013 at 1:00 PM.
Gene LeRoy Lind, of Redmond
July 20, 1941 - May 28, 2013
Arrangements:Autumn Funerals - Redmond, 541-504-9485
Services:1:00 p.m., Sat., June 22, 2013, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 450 SW Rimrock Drive, Redmond, OR.
Ronald William Koon, of Prineville
June 15, 1954 - May 26, 2013
Arrangements:Autumn Funerals, Redmond. 541-504-9485
Services:A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Richard Leland Roberts, of Shaniko
Sept. 25, 1939 - June 1, 2013
Arrangements:Autumn Funerals -Redmond (541-504-9485)
Services:A service will be held at a later date.

July 5, 2013


Charles Francis Beever, of Prineville
Aug. 12, 1926 - June 24, 2013
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- Redmond (541-504-9485) www.autumnfunerals.net
Services: A private service will be held at a later date. 
Contributions may be made to: St. Charles Hospice of Prineville, 1201 NE Elm Street, Prineville, OR 97754.
Allison Carol Smith, of Redmond
July 31, 1966 - June 22, 2013
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- Redmond (541-504-9485) www.autumnfunerals.net
Services: No services to be held. 
Contributions may be made to: Doernbeckers Childrens Hospital Foundation, 1121 SW Salmon, Ste. 100, Portland, OR 97205.
Barbara Jean Becker, of Prineville
Dec. 29, 1939 - June 18, 2013
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- Redmond (541-504-9485) www.autumnfunerals.net
Services: No services to be held.
George Edwin ‘Ted’ Hall, Sr. 
April 20, 1922 - June 25, 2013
George Edwin Hall, Sr., born April 20, 1922 in Prairie City, Oregon, to George and Ruth (Olp) Hall, passed away June 25, 2013, at his home in Terrebonne, Oregon. Ted grew up on the Hall family ranch  just west of Prairie City.  He joined the Navy in 1945, serving in the SeaBees as Shore Patrol in the Philippine Islands at the end of World War II.  After his discharge, he returned to Prairie City where he met Betty Jane Pearcey, the love of his life.  They were married on September 25, 1947.  They had four children, Sharon, Jane, Vickie and George, Jr. Ted worked on the ranch until they sold out in 1959. In 1962, he bought a dairy farm in Culver, Oregon.  In 1965, he sold the dairy and bought a complex of apartments in Madras, Oregon.  He moved to Terrebonne, Oregon in 1973. He drove a milk tanker for the Co-op in Central Oregon, taking milk and cream to Darigold in the valley.  He then worked for Alvin Crocker farms in Culver.  He continued working for the Crockers until he was 77 years old.  
Ted was a devout Christian and as a young man received assurance from God that “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” It was that promise that kept him going through his entire life.                              
He is survived by his wife, Betty; daughters, Sharon Thissell, Jane Binder-Homer, Vickie and Lloyd Murders; son, George, Jr.; 15 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, 9 great-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.                                                                                  
He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Ruth; sisters, Louise Mills, Ivarine Oliver; his brother, Bob Hall; and sons-in-law, Ronnie Thissell, Steve Binder and Jake Homer.                   
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at the Pioneer Cemetery in Terrebonne, Oregon.
Arrangements by Autumn Funerals, 485 NW Larch Ave., Redmond, OR 97756. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Prairie City Food Bank, PO Box 537, Prairie City, OR 97869.



A way with horses

It's true, Redmond has its very own 'Horse Whisperer,' a trainer who draws interest from all over the U.S., keen to understand his way with animals -- and their owners.
See this week's issue to learn about Clint Surplus, owner of Truhorsemanship Ranch.