October 16, 2013

Obituaries

Michelle Campbell, of Culver
Aug. 10, 1947 - Oct. 6, 2013
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- Redmond 
Services: A private graveside service was held at Redmond Memorial Cemetery. A Celebration of Life took place on October 11 at Smith Rock Community Church, located at 8344 11th Street, in Terrebonne, OR.
Hannah Lou Reed of Sisters
March 26, 1924 - Oct. 5, 2013
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals, Redmond 
Services:A private family service will take place at a later date.
Contributions may be made to: Bill and Jan Reed Scholarship Fund,  c/o Sisters School Foundation, 
PO Box 2155, Sisters, OR 97756
Gerald ‘Jerry’ Ward Jordan, of Redmond
April 29, 1937 - Oct. 5, 2013
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel;
Services: Services are being scheduled for the near future.
Billie Fern Fifer, of Redmond
March 25, 1973 - Oct. 3, 2013
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals, Redmond 
Services: A private Celebration of Life will take place at a later date.
 Esme Meredith, of Redmond
April 13, 1920 - Oct. 6, 2013
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals, Redmond. 
Services: No services are planned at this time.
Ralph Ray Dunsmoor, of Redmond
Aug. 19, 1946 - Oct. 8, 2013
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals - Redmond
Services: A private service will take place at a later date.
Cora Mae ‘Connie’ Babcock Durr
Nov. 22, 1955 - Oct. 1, 2013
Connie was born in Pullman, Neb., to William and Della Babcock 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, Ore.,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, Ore.; Karen Apperson, Prineville, Ore.; 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 at Deschutes Memorial Gardens.  In honor of Connie, please wear your Sunday best, and please feel free to wear red.  She loved to get dressed up and she loved the color red.  Arrangements handled by Autumn Funerals.
Loran D. Poage
Sept.  5, 1929 - Oct. 7, 2013
Loran Duane Poage of Redmond, Oregon, died October 7, 2013, at the age of 84. 
Loran was born September 5, 1929, in Denver, Colo., to Vernon and Arba (Davis) Poage.  Loran joined the US Air Force and served his country for four years. He was stationed in Japan during the Korean War.  
On December 7, 1963, Loran married Carolyn Mary Sheridan.  They resided in California and Moses Lake, Wash., before settling in Central Oregon 36 years ago.  Loran worked as a farmer while living in Washington and found a true passion for horse ranching after they moved to Central Oregon.  
After retiring, Loran found a great interest in sports and became a huge fan.  He and Carolyn were members of St. Francis Catholic Church while living in Bend, and then St. Thomas, after moving to Redmond.
He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Kathleen (Tony) Kuper; grandchildren, Kayla (Jake) Starmer, Emily and Anthony. 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn Poage on October 28, 2007.
A funeral mass was held October 11, 2013,  at St. Thomas Catholic Church with burial at Deschutes Memorial Gardens.
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