August 28, 2013


Carol Ann Peters, of Redmond
Jan. 1, 1943 - Aug. 21, 2013
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel is honored to serve the family. 541-548-3219. Please sign our guest book 
Services: Grave side service Thursday August 29, 2013 at 1:00 PM at Redmond Memorial Cemetery A celebration of life for Carol will follow and will be held at the home of her granddaughter, Athena, located at 610 Green Forest Circle, Redmond.
Contributions may be made to: Hospice of Redmond 732 SW 23rd, Redmond, Oregon 97756 or a charity of ones choice in Carol Peters name.
Williams “Bill” Earl Frost, of Redmond
Dec. 7, 1952 - Aug. 21, 2013
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals, Redmond, 541-504-9485
Services: A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, August 31, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Highland Baptist Church, located at 3100SW Highland Ave., Redmond, OR 97756. A reception will immediately follow.
Contributions may be made to: The Bill Frost Memorial Fund at any Mid-Oregon Federal Credit Union Branch.
Lori Ann Nelson, of Redmond
May 1, 1973 - Aug. 24, 2013
Arrangements:Redmond Memorial Chapel 541-548-3219 please sign our online
Services: Family Memorial was held at LDS Church in Redmond, OR, Tuesday Evening August 27, 2013.
Contributions may be made to: NAMI Oregon, 4701 SE 24th Ave., Ste. E, Portland, OR 97202-4783
Walter Lee Gnagy, of Redmond
June 1, 1929 - Aug. 13, 2013
Arrangements:Autumn Funerals, Redmond 541-504-9485
Services:A private gathering of family will take place at a later date.
Contributions may be made to:Opportunity Foundation of Central Oregon, PO Box 430, 835 E. Hwy. 126, Redmond, OR 97756,
 Conward “Lamar” Cable, of Redmond
April 10, 1946 - Aug. 22, 2013
Arrangements:Autumn Funerals, Redmond 541-504-9485
Services:No services are planned at this time.
Marcia Jean Mackey, of Redmond
Jan. 14, 1917 - Aug. 24, 2013
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals, Redmond 541-504-9485
Services: No services are planned at this time.
Leafy Arleen (Durfee) Dahl
Sept. 27, 1940 – August 18, 2013
Leafy Arleen (Durfee) Dahl of Redmond, Orel, passed away peacefully August 18, 2013, in Bend, Ore.  She was 72.
Arleen was born September 27, 1940, in Sisters,  Ore., to Neil and Edith (Petty) Durfee.
Arleen married her high school sweetheart, Philip “Chuck” Dahl, on February 27, 1959. She was a loving mother, grandmother, homemaker and friend who enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and will be greatly missed.
Arleen is survived by her husband of 54 years, Chuck Dahl of Redmond OR; daughter, Lisa Baremore of Honolulu, HI; two sons, Chris Dahl of Camp Sherman, OR and Norman Dahl of Safford, AZ; son-in-law, Drew Malloy of HI, and daughter-in-law, Kathy Dahl of AZ;  six grandchildren and two great -grandchildren.
The family wishes to thank the caring and compassionate staff of Ridgewater/Bend and Partners In Care for their care of Arleen. 
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Arleen’s memory may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 777 NW Wall St., Suite 104, Bend, OR 97701





New Art Around the Clock outdoor gallery sculptures in Remond

August 20, 2013


Judy Louise McDevitt, of Redmond
Aug. 10, 1943 - Aug. 10, 2013
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals, Redmond. 541-504-9485
Services: A mass of Christian burial took place on Saturday, Aug. 17, at 10:00 a.m., at St. Thomas Catholic Church, 1720 NW 19th St., Redmond. 
Contributions may be made to: St. Thomas Catholic Church Building Fund, 1720 NW 19th St., Redmond, OR 97756541-923-3390 or  Hospice of Redmond, 732 SW 23rd St., Redmond, OR 97756.
Joy Marie (Birtwistle) Matthews, of Redmond
Aug. 26, 1945 - Aug. 15, 2013
Arrangements: Baird Funeral Home  (541) 382-0903
Services: A Celebration of Life Service was held on Saturday, August 17, 2013, at Bend Calvary Chapel located at 20225 Cooley Road in Bend.
Contributions may be made to: Partners In Care, 2075 NE Wyatt Court, Bend, Oregon 97701
Larry James Stebbins, of Redmond
April 20, 1969 - Aug. 10, 2013
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals, Bend 541-504-9485
Services: A private memorial service was held.


August 19, 2013

Lil' RAT Race

Joey Fonseca, of Redmond, encourages his 20-month-old daughter, Happy, 
through the obstacles at the Lil' RAT event in Sam Johnson Park Aug. 10. 
The kid-sized sport event mimics what the adults competed in earlier in the day, a sprint triathlon organized by Trinity Bikes and Redmond Area Park and Recreation District. 
photo by Leslie Pugmire Hole

August 7, 2013


LeRoy Earl McKinney, of Redmond
Nov. 19, 1927 - July 28, 2013
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals, Redmond (541-504-9485)
Services: Sat., Aug. 10, 2013, at 12:30 p.m.  A gathering of family & friends will take place at the home of Christine & Lenard Farnsworth.
Contributions may be made to: Wilderness Lakes Retreat, PO Box 436, Redmond, OR 97756
Winifred Lorraine Usher, of Redmond
April 13, 1925 - July 31, 2013
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- Redmond (541-504-9485)
Services: A private family celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Contributions may be made to: Hospice of Redmond, 732 SW 23rd, Redmond, OR 97756.
Pamela Lee Sloan, of Redmond
June 27, 1951 - July 28, 2013
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- Redmond (541-504-9485)
Services: Graveside was held at 1:00pm, Tues., Aug. 6, 2013 at Redmond Memorial Cemetery, 3545 S. Canal Blvd., Redmond, OR.
Billie "Bill" Rea Atteberry, of Redmond
May 4, 1951 - July 30, 2013
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel 541-548-3219  
Services: Service information is pending.
Doris Elizabeth Ringgenberg, of Powell Butte
Jan. 5, 1944 - July 29, 2013
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- Redmond (541-504-9485)
Services: No services will be held.
Judith "Judy" H. Sawtell, of Redmond
Mar. 17, 1941 - July 27, 2013
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- Redmond (541-504-9485)
Services: Services will be held at a later date.
John Earl  Hammack
May 6, 1955 - August 1, 2013
John was born and raised in Sisters, Oregon.  He was considered to be one of the best Bareback Riders in the Pacific Northwest.  He won the All Around at Sisters Rodeo in 1974, 1977, 1980 and 1984.  He was a very successful Bareback Rider and Bulldogger and won rodeos all over the country, including the Champion Bareback Riding title at the "The World's Toughest Rodeo" at Madison Square Garden in New York City.  
He made his living Rodeoing and Logging. He loved the outdoors. He was a hard workingman and always took the time to teach and to ensure that he and his partners were safe while logging in the woods.  He was a man of his word and reverently respected.  He was also a man of God and his religion and spirituality guided him in this life.  Believing was not enough for John; he had to act on his strong beliefs and "do".  
He raised his children in Sisters and they followed in his footsteps, both becoming Rodeo Professionals themselves; his son Johnny, a saddle Bronc Rider, and his daughter, Kelli Jo, a Barrel Racer.  All of his grandchildren are also continuing his legacy in the port of      Rodeo. ‘Big’ John was larger and tougher than life and he touched everyone that he encountered.  It was important to him to make his own way in life and his dreams easily became reality. 
John and his wife, Maura built their ranch from the ground up, sawing every board in their mill and implementing solar power so that it was completely self-sufficient.  
Later in life, John got his greatest joy from helping kids and coaching them in the sport of rodeo and horsemanship, passing on his wisdom and experience to his children, grandchildren and countless others that came in to his life.  
He is preceded in death by his father, Milton Wesley Hammack; brothers, Dick and Lyle Hammack; and younger sister, Becky Hammack.  He is survived by his mother, Dona Hammack; his wife, Maura Hammack; son, John Tyler Hammack; daughter, Kelli Jo Hammack; grandchildren, Taylie, Taitem, T.C., Taelor and Hazey; brothers, Jack and Jim; sisters, Patty and Denise; and numerous nieces and nephews.  
There will be a Celebration of Life on August 13, 2013, at 3:00 p.m.  In order to accommodate those anticipated to attend, the original venue has been changed to a building at the Redmond Fairgrounds.  There will be a potluck dinner for all.  
In lieu of flowers, there is a John Hammack Memorial Fund set up at Wells Fargo Bank.  Please sign our online guestbook



August 1, 2013

This Shop Rocks

"Piles of rocks spill onto the pathways throughout the property at Canutt's Rock Shop just south of Redmond. Obsidian, petrified wood, and jasper are only a few of the different types, but they are hardly distinguishable in raw form to the untrained eye, in their mismatched heaps."

Read all about Canutt's -- one of few remaining full-service rock shops -- and the dedicated couple who own it, Jerry and Melven Lindbeck, in this week's Spokesman!


Marguerite Helena Laughlin, of Redmond
Mar. 3, 1915 - July 21, 2013
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- Redmond (541-504-9485)
Services: Celebration of Life was held July 27 at the home of Dave & Sue Copelan.
Contributions may be made to: Partners In Care, 2075 NE Wyatt Ct., Bend, OR 97701.
Elvira Anne Chantry, of Crooked River Ranch
Oct. 13, 1921 - July 25, 2013
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- Redmond (541-504-9485)
Services: Per Elvira's request, no services will be held.
Contributions may be made to: Partners In Care, 2075 NE Wyatt Court, Bend, OR 97701.
Donald R. Sutherland, of Redmond
July 8, 1929 - July 19, 2013
Arrangements: Bel-Air Funeral Home, 541-475-2241
Services: Memorial Service will be held on August 16, 2013. Committal at 11:00 a.m. at the Madras Cemetery. Service at 2:00 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church in Redmond.
Paul Borg, of Redmond
Nov. 20, 1921 - July 24, 2013
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- Redmond (541-504-9485)
Services: Memorial Service 11:00am, Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, Faith Lutheran Brethren Fellowship, 210 Fishers Lane, Kelso, WA.