July 30, 2014

Les Miserables comes to Central Oregon

Plenty of Redmond-area representation in the upcoming production of "Les Miserables" at the Tower Theatre. Read all about their experience in this week's Spokesman!










Obituaries

Roger Allan Pietila, of Terrebonne
Aug. 31, 1960 - July 17, 2014
Services: Celebration of life will be held on Friday August 1,2014 at 1 pm at Redmond Memorial Chapel, Redmond, OR. Graveside will take place on August 15, 2014 at 1 pm at Ocean View Cemetery, in Warrenton, OR.
Contributions may be made to: Partners In Care Hospice House, 2075 NE Wyatt Ct., Bend, OR 97701 Or to a charity of ones choice.
 
James "Jim" John Tuttle, of Redmond
Nov. 17, 1947 - July 24, 2014
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- Redmond  
Services: A private gathering of friends and family will take place at a later date.
Contributions may be made to: Greyhound Pet Adoption-Northwest; PO Box 6524, Portland, OR 97228
 
Danny Wayne Donaldson, of Powell Butte
April 6, 1945 - July 22, 2014
Arrangements: Baird Funeral Home
Services: A memorial service will be held at the Community Church in Alfalfa, located at 64115 Harris Way, Bend, OR 97701 on Thursday, July 31 at 2pm. 
 
Charles Edward Schafroth, of Redmond
June 12, 1934 - July 22, 2014
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- Redmond  
Services:No services are planned at this time.
Contributions may be made to: Partners In Care, 2075 NE Wyatt Court, Bend, OR 97701.
 
George Gonzales, of Redmond
April 23, 1921 - July 19, 2014
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- Redmond  
Services: A private gathering will be held at a later date.
Contributions may be made to: Partners In Care, 2075 NE Wyatt Court, Bend, OR 97701.
 
Karen Schneider 
Sept. 29, 1946 - July 10, 2014
Karen Schneider passed away in Redmond, on Thursday, from cardiac arrest. She was born Karen Ann Kannow in Santa Monica, CA. 
She is survived by her husband, Alan Schneider; mother, Dorothy Shishmanian; daughter, Heidi Frederick; and son, Robert Grimm. She had five grandchildren and a loving springer spaniel, who will miss her dearly.
She especially enjoyed her new home in the Eagle Crest community after living in Medford for over 20 years.
Karen loved entertaining, golf, and watching NFL football games. 
Loving mother, doting wife, caring neighbor...she will forever be in out thoughts and in our hearts.
A small service will be held in Medford, OR, on August 16, 2014, where she will be laid to rest at Perl Siskiyou Memorial Garden.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to BrightSide Animal Center, 1355 NE Hemlock Ave., Redmond, OR 97756, in memory of Karen Schneider. Please sign our guestbook at www.redmondmemorial.com.

 
 

 
 

July 23, 2014

Obituaries

Yoshiko "Yoshi" Benzel, of Redmond
Nov. 5, 1933 - July 14, 2014
Arrangements: Baird Funeral Home of Bend
Services: No formal services are planned, per Yoshi's request.
Contributions may be made to: Partners In Care, 2075 NE Wyatt Court, Bend, Oregon 97701
 
Glenn Franklin Hawkins, of Redmond
Feb. 2, 1943 - July 14, 2014
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals Redmond
Services: A memorial will be held July 26 at 1pm at Eagle Crest Convention Center.
 
Willis B. Hamby, of Redmond
April 12, 1953 - July 10, 2014
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals - Redmond
Services: No services will be held at his request. 

Ronald E. Hathaway, of Redmond
May 30, 1926 - July 11, 2014
Services: There will be no public services.
 
 Robert ‘Bob’ Arthur Erbes
Feb. 24, 1926 - July 8, 2014
Robert ‘Bob’ Arthur Erbes, 88, of Redmond, Oregon, died at St. Charles Hospital in Redmond on July 8, 2014, from pneumonia. He was born to Robert & May (Sprick) Erbes on February 24, 1926 in Portland, Ore. Bob attended Multnomah School and worked various jobs before finding his calling as a gifted auto mechanic. Along the way, he helped build a midget race car, served on the crew for the car, and was a member of both the Western Auto Racing Assoc. & the Roadster Racing Assoc. of Ore.  His interest in racing continued throughout his life as he attended many NW Oldtimers picnics and spent many Sunday afternoons watching NASCAR races with his children and grandchildren.
In 1952, Bob married Phyllis Allene Churchman, daughter of Harold & Elsie Churchman.  They settled in Portland where their first two children were born. Desiring a more rural lifestyle for his family, he relocated them to Redmond where their third child was born in 1964. 
In 1965, he became a volunteer for the Redmond Fire Dept. where he faithfully served his community for 24 years.
In his retirement years, he enjoyed traveling and attending the “Multnomah Gang” get-togethers as well as multiple trips around the U.S. to visit his Navy sons wherever they were stationed.  He also became a member of the local Moose lodge and worked several summers helping the Forest Service with fire equipment.
Bob’s survivors include his daughter, Patty, of Milwaukie, Ore.; sons, Rob of Redmond and David (Shelley) of Poulsbo, Wash.; sister, Betty (Gene) Olson of Rockaway Beach, Ore.; brother, Art of Cypress, Calif.; six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, a great-great grandson; multiple nephews, nieces and extended family and many lifetime friends. His wife, Phyllis, preceded him in death July 9, 2002.
A celebration of Bob’s life will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 26, at Moose Lodge #323, 3199 N. Hwy 97, Redmond, OR, with reception following.
Memorial donations are suggested to the Cedar Park Mechanics Ministry, 16300 112th Ave NE, Bothell, WA 98011.  Credit card donations may be made by calling (425) 939-1347.
An online guestbook is available at http://obits.deschutesmemorialchapel.com
 
Karen Schneider 
Sept. 29, 1946 - July 10, 2014
Karen Schneider passed away in Redmond, on Thursday, from cardiac arrest. She was born Karen Ann Kannow in Santa Monica, Calif. 
She is survived by her husband, Alan Schneider; mother, Dorothy Shishmanian; daughter, Heidi Frederick; and son, Robert Grimm. She had five grandchildren and a loving springer spaniel who will miss her dearly.
She especially enjoyed her new home in the Eagle Crest community after living in Medford for over 20 years.
Karen loved entertaining, golf, and watching NFL football games. 
Loving mother, doting wife, caring neighbor...she will forever be in our thoughts and in our hearts.
A small service will be held in Medford, Ore., on August 16, 2014, where she will be laid to rest at Perl Siskiyou Memorial Garden.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to BrightSide Animal Center, 1355 NE Hemlock Ave., Redmond, OR 97756, in memory of Karen Schneider. Please sign our guestbook atwww.redmondmemorial.com.