February 26, 2014

Obituaries

Tennie Mae Tumlin,  Formerly of Redmond, Oregon
Sept. 29, 1927 - Feb. 21, 2014
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals, Redmond 
Services: A funeral service will take place on Friday, February 28, 2014 at 1 PM, preceded by public visitation from 10  AM to 12 PM at Redmond Memorial Chapel, located at 717 SW 6th Street in Redmond, OR, immediately followed by a graveside service at Redmond Memorial Cemetery, located at 3545 South Canal Boulevard in Redmond, OR.
 
William "Bill" Miller, of Black Butte Ranch
Jan. 11, 1937 - Feb. 16, 2014
Arrangements: Niswonger-Reynolds 
Services: A memorial service will be held on March 15, 2014 at 1 pm at the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration, 68825 Brooks Camp Road, Sisters, OR 97759.
Contributions may be made to: Parkinson's Resources of Oregon, 3975 Mercantile Dr., Lake Oswego, OR 97035.
 
Betty Jean Watson, of Redmond
Sept. 2, 1930 - Feb. 20, 2014
Arrangements:Niswonger-Reynolds 
Services: A graveside service will be held on February 28, 2014 at 2  pm at Greenwood Cemetery in Bend, OR.
Contributions may be made to: Hospice of Redmond, 732 SW 23rd St., Redmond, OR 97756.
 
Sharon LaVeda McKinney, of Redmond
Sept. 29, 1953 - Feb. 20, 2014
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- Redmond 
Services: Memorial Service at Redmond Senior Center to be announced at a later date.
Contributions may be made to: The Redmond Senior Center.
 
James "Tip" Hollon, of Prineville
June 20, 1956 - Feb. 19, 2014
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- Redmond  
Services: A service will be held at a later date, to be announced later.
Contributions may be made to: St. Charles Hospice, of Prineville, OR.
 
Alice A. Sisco, of Crooked River Ranch
May 6, 1923 - Feb. 18, 2014
Services: A celebration of her life will be held on March 1 at 2  at The Bridge Church in Redmond, Oregon.
Contributions may be made to: The Alice Sisco Scholarship Fund at the Bridge Church
 
Kim Yvonne Ward, of Crooked River Ranch (Formerly of Saratoga, WY)
Dec. 6, 1951 - Feb. 14, 2014
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals - Redmond 
Services: A private family gathering will be held at a later date
 
Betty Morris, of Redmond
Aug. 28, 1936 - Feb. 14, 2014
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- Redmond 
Services: No services will be held.
Contributions may be made to: The Salvation Army
 
Donald Emil Kocina
Oct. 8, 1928 - Feb. 12, 2014
Don was born in Verdigre, Neb., October 8, 1928, the eldest of three children to Emil and Lillian Kocina. He has a sister, Rita (Hildreth) of Medford and brother, Jerome of Vancouver, WA.
Don attended school in Verdigre, Neb. and graduated from Fort Collins, CO in 1945. After graduation, he returned to Verdigre, Neb., and held several jobs -  truck driver, heavy equipment operator and farmer.
He married Lois E. Belka in Verdigre, Neb., on October 25, 1949. To this union, four sons were born: Douglas, Brian, Ross, and Neil.
Don moved his family to the west coast where he had an airline career. He managed stations in Omak, WA, Medford, OR and Redmond, OR for West Coast Airlines, which later became Air West, then Hughes Airwest, then Republic Airlines and finally Northwest Airlines. He retired from Northwest Airlines after 35 years of service. He loved his career and enjoyed taking Lois on many trips, like Hawaii, New Zealand, Fiji, Japan, China, as well as several surprise vacations. After he retired from the airline, he owned and operated a cleaning service called The Scrub Gals in Redmond, OR.
Don and Lois loved to travel, so he purchased a motor home and they traveled in all 49 states and nine provinces with only one fender bender - which was not his fault.
He was an active member of the St. Thomas Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, and he had belonged to the Kiwanis Club and also the Rotary Clubs in Medford and Redmond.
Don was also the proud owner of a 1957 BMW Isetta, which he entered in parades and shared special times and rides with his grandchildren.
His grandchildren will be honorary pallbearers. They are Heather Puksta, Heath Kocina, Jessica Darbonne, Ashtyn Kocina, Alex Kocina, and Kyle Kocina.
He has four great-grandchildren, Hannah and Madison Kocina, Kierra Puksta, Dillon Roark, and a great-granddaughter, Ida, who is to arrive in June.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Lois; daughter- in-law, Bette  (wife of Douglas who was deceased in 1988) and their children, Heather and Heath; son, Brian and his son, Kyle; son, Ross and his wife, Susan and daughters Jessica and Jenna; and son, Neil and his wife, Pam and their children, Ashtyn and Alex.
Don was preceded in death by his oldest son, Douglas; and his parents, Emil and Lillian.
In lieu of flowers donations in Don’s name can be made to St. Thomas Catholic Church Building Fund of Redmond; Partners in Care of Bend; or The American Cancer Society. Please sign our online Guest  Book at www.RedmondMemorial.com
 
Oma Sage
Aug. 15, 1912 - Feb. 3, 2014
Oma Sage, longtime Redmond resident, passed away on February 3, 2014 in Salem, Oregon at the age of 101.  Mrs. Sage was born on August 15, 1912, in Iowa to Clarence and Jessie Lamb.  She grew up in California, Arizona, and Arkansas.  In  1932 she married Evart Sage of Arkansas.  The couple moved to Oregon in November, 1933, and moved to Central Oregon in 1935, living first in Bend. In 1940 they moved to Redmond. 
Mrs. Sage was active in Camp Fire and Cub Scouts when her children were young.  She was a life member of the Rebeccah Lodge and Eastern Star.  For many years she was active in Home Extension which gave her an outlet for her artistic talents.  
After the death of her husband in 1965, she went to work at Hodecker's potato plant as a bookkeeper.  When her son, Jim Sage, opened Pronto Print in Bend, she worked for him in 1971, retiring in 2002.
While working, she was active in the Bend Soroptomist, serving as president; the Bend breakfast club; and the Deschutes County Historical Society, where she was president twice.  In 2003 she was named Deschutes County Pioneer Queen.
Mrs. Sage leaves three children, Jim, who lives in Lincoln City, Bill of Redmond, and Alberta Gunther in Tucson, AZ.  She had six grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, and at her death, one great-great- grandchild.
A graveside service was held February 22, 2014 at Redmond Memorial Cemetery, followed by an Eastern Star service at the Redmond Masonic Temple

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