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Services: A public visitation took place Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 8:00-10:00 AM at Redmond Memorial Chapel, located at 717 SW 6th St., in Redmond, Oregon. Funeral Services were held at10:00 AM, also at Redmond Memorial Chapel, immediately followed by a graveside service at Redmond Memorial Cemetery, located at 3545 South Canal Blvd., Redmond.
Contributions may be made to: Alzheimer's Association P.O. Box 96011 Washington, DC 20090-6011 www.alz.org
William ‘Bill” D. Enyart, of Turner, OR (formerly of Bend)
April 28, 1947 - Feb. 20, 2015
Services: A celebration of life will be held at Reser Stadium (Club Level) on the campus of Oregon State University, Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to wear orange and black game-day attire.
Contributions may be made to: OSU Athletics Dept. "Beavers Without Borders" Fund with checks made payable to the OSU Foundation, noting Enyart Memorial gift c/o 850 SW 35th St., Corvallis, OR 97333 or call Our Beaver Nation at 541-737-2370.
Juanita Edwards went home to be with the Lord March 13, 2015.
Juanita was born in Poplarville, Mississippi on March 14, 1920 to Waddie and Edna Buckley. She attended school in Miss. and moved to Oregon with her family in 1934.
She married Lawrence ‘Larry’ Edwards in LaGrande OR, on October 12, 1938.
She was active in Christian work most of her adult life; was director of Released Time Education in 'San Jose, CA. and in Crescent City, CO. She was a member of Highland Baptist Church.
Survivors include her son, David Edwards and wife, Kay; two grandsons, Doug Edwards, Douglas WY, Mark Edwards, Douglas, WY; brother, Russell and wife, Blanch, Crescent City CA; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, infant son, mother, father, two brothers, sister and grandson.
A graveside service was held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, March 20, at Redmond Memorial Cemetery, 3545 South Canal Blvd., Redmond OR.
Redmond Memorial Chapel is honored to serve the Edwards family. Please sign our online guestbook at www.redmondmemorial.com.
John H. Green
July 3, 1931 - March 19, 2015
John Green passed away in Redmond, OR March, 19, 2015. He was born in Ashland, OR July 3, 1931. His family was by his side and grateful that they were able to care for him the last four months of his life.
He previously lived in Ashland, WI for many years. He had many kind, loyal and loving friends there. He had been serving on the city council and county board. Previously, he worked in the lumber industry his entire working life. He married his first wife, Shirley in 1948. They had three children, Phyllis, Gary and Sandra.
He is survived by his current wife, Margaret; his children and spouses, Phyllis (Bruce) Storey, Gary (Marylou) Green, Sandra (Dennis) Williams; and his brother, Robert (Shirley) Green.
There will be a private family burial in Eugene, OR March 26, 2015 at Westlawn Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Salvation Army, 515 NE DeKalb Ave., Bend, OR 97701.
Redmond Memorial Chapel is honored to serve the Green Family. Please sign our online guestbook at www.redmondmemorial.com
Richard Burton Holcomb, of Redmond July 20, 1929 - Mar. 12, 2015 Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- Redmond (541-504-9485) www.autumnfunerals.netServices: Visitation was held 1:00pm - 5pm Mon. March 16, 2015 at Autumn Funerals 485 NW Larch Ave., Redmond. A Funeral Service was held on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 1:00 PM at Community Presbyterian Church, located at 529 NW 19th St. in Redmond, Oregon. A reception immediately followed. Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 1:00 PM at Belcrest Memorial Park in Salem, Oregon.
Jessie Adele Johnson, of Prineville/Redmond Mar. 3, 1924 - Mar. 2, 2015 Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel is honored to serve the family. Please sign our guest book at www.redmondmemorial.com541-548-3219. Services: No service was held at Jessie's request. Private burial took place at Redmond Memorial Cemetery March 6, 2015. Contributions may be made to: St. Charles Hospice, 1201 NE Elm Street, Prineville, OR 97754. 541-447-2510.
Carl Lee Schnabele "Swiz", of Paulina May 16, 1945 - Mar. 7, 2015 Arrangements: Juniper Ridge Funeral Home, 541-362-5606Services: A Celebration of life will be held March 21, 2015 at 1:00 PM at the Schnabele Ranch Headquarters. Contributions may be made to: Memorial contributions may be made to the Paulina Rodeo Club through Juniper Ridge Funeral Home, 678 N. Main Street, Prineville, Oregon 97754.
Robert (Bobbie) Jack Bailey, of Redmond Aug. 7, 1931 - Mar. 5, 2015 Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel is honored to serve the family. Please sign our guest book at www.redmondmemorial.com541-548-3219 Services: Private Family Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Contributions may be made to: BrightSide Animal Center, 1355 NE Hemlock Ave., Redmond, Oregon 97756, 541-923-0882.
Kathie Belle Gurney, of Powell Butte May 15, 1949 - Mar. 10, 2015 Arrangements: Baird Funeral Home of Bend is honored to serve the family. 541-382-0903www.bairdmortuaries.comServices: A private placement of the urn will be held in California at a later date. Contributions may be made to: Partners In Care 2075 NE Wyatt Court Bend, Oregon 97701 www.partnersbend.org
Carolyn Ann Thrasher, of Redmond April 18, 1936 - Mar. 11, 2015 Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- Redmond (541-504-9485) www.autumnfunerals.netServices: Per Carolyn's request, no services will be held. Contributions may be made to: Three Rivers Humane Society 1694 SE McTaggart Road Madras, OR 97741 www.threerivershs.org
Mabel May (Quaale) Konkler, of Redmond/formally Madras Sept. 25, 1921 - Mar. 7, 2015 Arrangements: Bel-Air Colonial Funeral Home, 541-475-2241. Services: Graveside services were held on Wednesday, March 11, 2015, at 12:00 p.m., at Mt. Jefferson Memorial Park, Madras.
Ila Louise Carlson, of Redmond Oct. 21, 1932 - Mar. 9, 2015 Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- Redmond (541-504-9485) www.autumnfunerals.netServices: A Celebration of Life will take place on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Community Presbyterian Church, located at 529 NW 19th Street in Redmond, OR.
Patricia M. Deal, of Richland, WA Jan. 24, 1945 - Mar. 11, 2015 Arrangements: Columbia Memorial Funeral Chapel and Gardens, Pasco, WA 99301, (509) 547-4212
Gordon I. Bentson Aug. 30, 1917 - Feb. 23, 2015 In Loving Memory: Husband, Father, Friend Gordon I. Bentson, 97, passed away February 23, 2015, in Medford, OR. He was born August 30, 1917, in Sidney, MT, to Anna and Peter Bentson. He served in World War II as a Staff Sgt. in the U.S. Army Air Corps and received full honors. Gordon married his wife, Bea on August 29, 1969. He owned the Coast to Coast Store in Redmond, OR, for 23 years. He then worked for the State of Oregon Bureau of Labor as an inspector until he retired. He was a member of the Lutheran Church and the Medford Elks #1168. He enjoyed fishing, R.V.’ing, and ballroom dancing. Gordon is survived by his wife, Bea Bentson; daughter, Pat Mathews (David); Step-son, Mike Bureau (Shirley); Step-daughter, Pat Alvarez (Dan); nine grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-granddaughters. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Fern Bentson; Step- daughter, Paula Bureau Glider; daughter-in-law, Carla Bureau; two brothers, Cliff and Roy Bentson.