Richard E. Fallar, of Redmond
Feb. 25, 1926 - May 7, 2010
Arrangements: Deschutes Memorial Chapel
Services: Private family gathering at a later date.
Contributions may be made to: Kids Center, 1375 NW Kingston Ave., Bend, OR 97701.
Pauls Robert Lawrence, of Redmond
Feb. 23, 1949 - May 2, 2010
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals-Redmond
Family Services will be held at a later date.
Hart Delaney Rosemary, of Redmond
Mar. 13, 1923 - May 9, 2010
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals-Redmond
Richard Scott Albert Joy, of Redmond
June 30, 1980 - May 8, 2010
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals-Redmond 541-504-9485
Sheldon Raoul Arnett
April 11, 1923 - May 14, 2010
Sheldon Raoul Arnett was born to Raoul Arnett and Clara Delamarter Arnett on April 11, 1923, in Bashaw, Alberta, Canada. Be careful what you
wish for...Clara wished for a red-haired, mischievous son and the Lord certainly blessed her with one.
Sheldon went to school in a one-room school house, and the family attended the Ellice Free Methodist Church.
The family moved to the United States, in what Sheldon described as a "homemade" camper, settling in Newberg, Oregon in 1937. Sheldon graduated from Newberg High School in 1941. He briefly attended college from September 1941 to January 1942.
With the advent of WWII, Sheldon entered the Army Air Corp in 1942, and graduated from pilot training in 1944. As a Second Lieutenant, he flew B-17s and served as a flight instructor. Sheldon was honorably discharged in December 1945.
Sheldon married Viola Cooper on October 1, 1944. He attended Seattle Pacific College from 1946-1950. A few credits short of completing a degree in history, Sheldon left SPC and entered into a partnership with his father in a Ford dealership in Clatskanie, OR. Later, Sheldon moved his wife and three girls, Judy, Linda, and Gwendolyn, to Crescent City, CA, in order to run his ARCO Distributorship.
In Crescent City, the Arnett family was actively involved in the Foursquare Church.
In 1961, Sheldon and his family moved to Redmond, OR. He spent the rest of his life in Central and Eastern Oregon.
Sheldon married Barbara on January 21, 1980, and expanded his family to include Elisa, Natalie, and John.
Sheldon entered into business partnerships that included nursing homes, oil distributorships, gas stations, cattle ranches, and a wide variety of real estate ventures.
At the age of 80, Sheldon's love of learning and desire to complete his degree in history took him back, via correspondence courses, to Seattle Pacific University. He had the honor of graduating with a BA in History in the same SPU class as his grandson, Jeremy.
Sheldon was an amazing, "larger than life" man who always lived life on the edge. He was a persistent teaser, but greatly admired and respected.
Sheldon had many passions: fishing Honey Creek, riding motorcycles, reading, traveling, and political debate. Loving horses, he fulfilled his dream of living on a working cattle ranch that was in Drewsey, OR. Sheldon was also very proud to have maintained his pilot's license. His zeal for flying was a vital part of his life-he enjoyed researching, buying, flying, and selling airplanes. Sheldon was "cleared for take-off" to his heavenly home on May 14, 2010.
Sheldon is deeply loved; his absence is a tragic loss to the family and all those who know him.
Sheldon is survived by his wife, Barbara; four siblings, Dorothy Fischer, John Arnett, Evelyn Arnett, and Shirley McDonald; three children, Judy Howell, Linda Johnson, and Gwendolyn Babbitt; two stepchildren, Elisa Carlson and Natalie Eberhard; eleven grandchildren; and thirteen great-grandchildren.
Sheldon was preceded in death by his parents, Raoul and Clara Arnett; brother, Richard (Dick) Arnett; and stepson, John Eberhard.
Sharing his faith between the church of his youth and the Foursquare Church, on Friday, May 21st Sheldon's memorial service will be held at Westside Church, 2051 NW Shevlin Park Road, Bend, OR, at 10:00 am, followed by a luncheon to celebrate his life at Mountain View Fellowship, 1475 SW 35th Street, Redmond, OR, at 12:00 pm.