March 4, 2015

March 4, 2015 Obituaries

Alberta Fortenberry, of Terrebonne
Feb. 4, 1938 - Feb. 26, 2015
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel is privileged to serve the Fortenberry family. Please sign our guest book at 541-548-3219
Services: Celebration of Alberta’s life will be held 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 7, 2015 at Redmond Memorial Chapel, 717 SW 6th St., Redmond, OR 97756. Reception to follow at Terrebonne Grange Hall, 8286 11th St., in Terrebonne, OR.

Ramona "Mona" Gay (Austin) Fletcher, of Redmond (former Medford resident)
Jan. 7, 1937 - Feb. 20, 2015
Arrangements: Baird Funeral Home of Bend is honored to serve the family.  541-382-0903
Services: A private family memorial will take place in the spring.
Contributions may be made to: Partners In Care Hospice, 2075 NE Wyatt Ct., Bend, OR 97701,

Janice C. Watts, of Black Butte Ranch
Oct. 4, 1937 - Feb. 21, 2015
Arrangements: Baird Funeral Home of Bend is honored to serve the family. 541-382-0903
Services: A Graveside Service was held at Restlawn Memorial Gardens in Eugene on Sunday, March 1, 2015, at 1:30 PM. A Memorial Service will take place at Reedsport Presbyterian Church on Saturday, March 21, 2015, at 1:30 PM.

Patrick Martin Thompson, of Redmond
Mar. 22, 1980 - Feb. 23, 2015
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- Redmond (541-504-9485)
Contributions may be made to: Patrick M. Thompson Memorial Fund
Any Wells Fargo Bank Branch

Kenneth Eugene James
April 8, 1928 - February 24, 2015
Kenneth Eugene James of Redmond, Oregon, passed away at his home on February 24, 2015. He was 86.
Ken was born April 8, 1928 in Lincoln, Nebraska, to Wilbur and Leona (Lehn) James. He grew up in Lincoln, graduating from Lincoln High School in 1946. After graduation, he served in the U.S. Navy until 1947. He then attended Nebraska State Trade School, completing the Auto Body and Repair course in 1950. Ken worked as a painter in the maintenance department at Ventura County Medical Center, until retiring in 1990.
Ken was an active member of the Redmond Senior Center, a member of the Redmond Rod and Gun Club and the Bend Trap Club.
He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Evelyn F. James; his daughters, Nancy J. (husband Rick) Ius, Kristi K. (husband Michael) Gaffery and daughter in-law, Pauline James. Other survivors include 10 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by both parents; a son, Gary E. James and a brother.
No services will be held per Ken's request. Contributions in Ken's memory can be made to the Redmond Senior Center, 325 NW Dogwood Ave., Redmond, OR 97756
Autumn Funerals of Redmond has been entrusted with the arrangements, (541)

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