October 29, 2013


Jack L. Mitchell, of Redmond
Mar. 16, 1931 - Oct. 17, 2013
Arrangements: Baird Funeral Homes of Bend
Services: Per Jack's request, no services will be held.
Contributions may be made to: Partners In Care, 2075 NE Wyatt Court, Bend, Oregon 97701,www.partnersbend.org or Redmond Senior Center,  325 NW Dogwood Avenue, Redmond, 

Carma Jean Walker, of Redmond
July 30, 1938 - Oct. 20, 2013
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- Redmond
Services were held  Oct. 25 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 450 SW Rimrock Drive, Redmond; interment followed at Terrebonne Pioneer Cemetery.
Donald Bousman, of Sweet Home (formerly of Redmond)
Oct. 20, 1952 - Oct. 20, 2013
Arrangements: Sweet Home Funeral Chapel,  www.sweethomefuneral.com
Services: Memorial service was held October 26 at River of Life Fellowship in Sweet Home.
Marie Lois Fields, of Redmond
Oct. 20, 1948 - Oct. 20, 2013
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel
Services: A memorial was held October 26  at the family residence.
Robert Lee Whitaker, of Redmond
Oct. 30, 1928 - Oct. 23, 2013
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel 
Services: Services are pending.
Gerald W. Jordan
April 29, 1937 - Oct. 5, 2013
Gerald Ward Jordan, also known as ‘Jerry’, 76, of Redmond, Oregon, died Saturday, October 5, 2013, at St. Charles Medical Center in Redmond.  Jerry was born in Redmond, April 29, 1937, to William Hamp Jordan and Lois Latham Jordan.  He graduated from Redmond Union High School with the class of 1955 and continued on to receive an AA degree from Oregon Technical Institute in Klamath Falls, Oregon.
In 1962, Jerry started a career in banking as a management trainee at the First National Bank in Bend, Oregon. There he met Sharon Jansen of Bend, and the two were married in June of 1963.  They were married for twenty-two years and had three children.  He left his banking career in 1982, and was self-employed as a commercial sign artist in Redmond for many years.  He also worked as a realtor for Bill Jordan & Co Realtors for fifteen years before retiring.
He is survived by one daughter, Lori Tinsley of Talent, Oregon, and two sons, Kelly Jordan of Redmond, Oregon, and Dustin Jordan of Kalispell, Montana; four grandchildren, Glen Jordan, Quaid Walters, Cassidy Walters and Brandon Jordan; one sister, Sammi Lea Jordan, of Bellevue, Washington; and many other nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Jerry loved art, college football, hunting, dancing and his family and friends.  Jerry was known for his kindness and likeability.  He will be missed by all that knew him.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 p.m., November, 9, 2013, at the Terrebonne Square Building, Suites 2 & 3 in the Wind River Banquet Room, located at 8283 11th Street, Terrebonne, OR 97760, next to the Pump House Bar & Grill





October 24, 2013

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Stephen Thomas Peccia, of Redmond
Dec. 15, 1946 - Oct. 13, 2013
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- Redmond
Services: A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 1 PM at River Run Lodge at Eagle Crest Resort in Redmond, Oregon. 
Contributions may be made to: Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network, 4915 St. Elmo Avenue, Suite 202, Bethesda, MD 20814, www.bcan.org or Partners In Care Hospice, 2075 NE Wyatt Court, Bend, Oregon 97701, www.partnersbend.org
James Thomas Hudspeth, of Redmond
Dec. 25, 1944 - Oct. 17, 2013
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- Redmond
Services: A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2013, at 11 AM with a luncheon to immediately follow at First Missionary Baptist  Church, located at 21129 SE Reed Market Road in Bend, Oregon. 

Jerry Abner Williams, of Redmond
Aug. 24, 1944 - Oct. 16, 2013
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- Redmond
Services: A Memorial Service will be held Thursday, October 24, 2013, at 11 a.m.at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, located at 450 SW Rimrock Way in Redmond, Oregon. A luncheon will immediately follow.
Lovie Marie Chandler, of Crooked River Ranch
Oct. 20, 1921 - Oct. 8, 2013
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chape
Services: No services will be held.
Alvin LaRue Gitchell, of Redmond
Dec. 16, 1938 - Oct. 12, 2013
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- Redmond
Services: A private Celebration of Alvin’s Life will take place at a later date.
James Franklin Phillips, of Redmond
Jan. 10, 1925 - Oct. 13, 2013
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel
Services: Service details are pending.
 Doris “Dot” Katherine Withers, of Redmond
Oct. 15, 1924 - Oct. 16, 2013
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- Redmond,
Services: No services are planned at this time.
Cora Mae ‘Connie’ Babcock Durr
Nov. 22, 1915 - Oct. 1, 2013
Connie was born in Pullman, Nebraska, to William and Della Babcock on November 22, 1915.  She married the love of her life, Lindell Durr, June 30, 1937, in California and was widowed May 16, 1979.  They raised their children in Redmond, OR, where she resided since 1949.
She was proud of her accomplishment of attending beauty school and had a flair for dressing for success and putting on her face before ever stepping out the door.  She was affiliated with the Fraternal Order of Eagles where she enjoyed her singing group and loved to go to the grange for weekly dances.  After Lindell passed, she was a member of the singles club, but she was adamant that she wouldn't have any of them as no one measured up to Lindell.
She was a regular at the annual Buckaroo Breakfast in Redmond, attending nearly every one since the mid-1950s.  Family was extremely important to her especially in her later years.  She looked forward to the annual family reunions and started planning and talking about the next one as soon as the latest one was over.
She outlived all of her brothers and sisters, including the youngest who died in 2007.  
She is survived by her children, Roland Durr, Terrebonne, OR, Karen Apperson, Prineville, OR, Joyce Greaser, Allentown, PA; seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and 6 great- great-grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her husband, Lindell Durr, daughter, Carol Ann Durr, grandson, Timothy Durr Green, her parents and her brothers and sisters.
A graveside service was held Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013 at Deschutes Memorial Gardens.  In honor of Connie, many wore red, as she especially loved that color. Arrangements were handled by Autumn Funerals.

Floyd Daniel Hauff
Dec. 9, 1930 - Oct. 11, 2013
Floyd Daniel Hauff passed away peacefully in his home October 11, 2013 at age 82. Born December 9, 1930, in McIntosh County, North Dakota, and raised on the family farm, he had a deep love for the land that lasted through a long career with the U.S.D.A., Soil Conservation Service. Floyd was proud of his military service during the Korean War, where he served on the front lines as a tank sergeant in the U.S. Army.  In 1990, he retired and later moved to Redmond to join his family. 
He is survived by his sons, Jeffrey Lynn Hauff, of Austin, Texas and Gregory Lee Hauff,  his wife Vicki, and their daughter, Jessica Kathreen Hauff all of Humboldt, South Dakota; and his sisters, Della Brandt and Linda Leikam, both of Vancouver, Washington. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jake and Esther Hauff of Redmond and his brothers, Earl and Gary Hauff.  
Floyd was put to rest at the Redmond Memorial Cemetery Thursday, October 17.  Please sign our online guestbook
Laurel Griffiths
Mar. 31, 1929 - Oct. 16, 2013
Laurel H. Griffiths, formerly of Redmond, Oregon, passed away peacefully on October 16, 2013. She was 84.
Laurel was born March 31, 1929 in Redmond, Oregon, to Owen and Anna (Hein) Brown. She attended Redmond schools, graduating from Redmond High in 1947. 
In 1948 she married James L. Griffiths. They raised their family and dairy-farmed west of Redmond until their retirement. 
Laurel is survived by her three daughters, Linda Apperson and Kathy Vaughan both of Prineville, and Debra Erlandsen of Madras. Other survivors include six grandchildren, ten great- grandchildren and three brothers, Richard, Glen and Clifford Brown. 
Laurel was preceded in death by her parents, husband and brother, Burton Brown. 
At Laurel's request, no services will be held.
Autumn Funerals of Redmond has been entrusted with arrangements.