Dec. 14, 1955 - Jan. 14, 2011
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals, Bend
A memorial service will be held, February 26, 2011 at 11 A.M. at the Crooked River Ranch Chapel, Crooked River Ranch, OR.
Esther Estelle Wolverton, of Redmond
Oct. 3, 1914 - Jan. 27, 2011
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals-Redmond
Services: 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3 - Graveside at Deschutes Memorial Gardens, 63875 N. Hwy 97, Bend.
Barbara Lynn Haley, of Redmond
Sept. 26, 1942 - Jan. 27, 2011
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals-Redmond
Private services will be held at a later date.
Gerald Wesley Sheerer, of Redmond
Feb. 25, 1918 - Jan. 26, 2011
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals Bend
Services: No services will be held at this time.
Edwin ‘Ed’ Anthony Sturza
August 3, 1945 - January 25, 2011
Edwin "Ed" Anthony Sturza died January 25, 2011 at his home in Redmond, OR. He was born August 3, 1945, to Butch Sturza and Veva (McCoin) Skeen in Prineville, OR. Ed attended Redmond High School, graduating in 1963, where he played basketball and football and was nominated RHS Outstanding Player of the Year for basketball (1962 and 1963).
Ed married Karen Kauffman in 1964. He then attended College of Idaho in Caldwell, ID, where he played basketball and football, graduating in 1967. While attending college, he was a member of Who's Who of Young American Businessmen and was a member of Outstanding Young Men of America. He was a Wall Street Journal Outstanding Student in Economics and Bus. Admin. After college, he worked for the IRS, later becoming the president of Ponderosa Moulding and later starting Sturza Forest Products in 1993.
Ed was on the Board of Directors of Wood Moulding and Millwork Association. He became the youngest president to ever be elected to this board at the age of 27. He also enjoyed refereeing high school basketball and football. He was a Redmond School Board member for two years. Ed's passion was hunting all over the world. He traveled all over North America and the world just to hunt. He currently holds noted Big Game Records.
Ed is survived by his wife, Karen Sturza; a son, Brett Sturza; daughters, Shonna Hovey and Michelle (and Tom) Grande; four grandchildren, Chase and Ty Hovey and Olivia and Caylie Grande; sisters, Rita McFarlane, Carmen Parker, Corine Polly; stepsister, Bobbie Sturza; stepbrother, Rick Sturza; and his stepmother, Linda Sturza.
A celebration of life will be held at Eagle Crest Convention Center on Saturday, February 5, 2011, at 1:00 pm. Memorial contributions may be made to Redmond Sisters Hospice. Please sign our guest book at redmondmemorial.com.
Maxine Mae Peden
January 24, 1917 - January 30, 2011
Longtime Redmond resident, Maxine Peden, passed away peacefully at her daughter’s home on January 30, 2011. Maxine was born to George and Bertha Elliott on the family farm in Terrebonne, OR, on January 24, 1917. She was fourth of their seven children. She attended school in Redmond all through grade and high school. She attended Pacific University in Forest Grove for one year.
She married the love of her life, Joe W. Peden, on November 25, 1937, in Redmond. They had three children, George, William and Joenette. During WWII, the family moved to Portland, OR, while Joe was hauling ammunition for the war effort. During that time, Maxine was a stay-at- home mom, Sunday school teacher, Cub Scout leader and avid gardener.
In 1955, they returned to Redmond. Joe and Maxine built and opened Peden’s Ice Cream Store in May of 1956, which they owned and operated for eight years. She later worked for Deschutes Farmers Co-Op, Ace Hardware, and Butler Aircraft, where she was the bookkeeper, until her retirement at age 70.
Maxine was a Master Gardener, a member of the Redmond Garden Club, and the Redmond Budding Society. She was helpful in the planning and planting of the city gardens and the gardens at the library. She was much loved by her three children, 14 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren. Grandma’s house was a magical place.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Joe, all of her siblings, her son, George; granddaughter, Sarah; and great-grandchildren, Austin James and Kai Ruelas. A celebration of Maxine’s life will be held at the Redmond VFW Hall, on Saturday, February 5, 2011, at 1 p.m. in the afternoon. Family requests in lieu of flowers, please donate in Maxine’s name to the Humane Society of Redmond. Judy Ann Gibson
Sept. 18, 1939 - Jan. 20, 2011
Judy passed away at her Redmond home on January 20, 2011, from complications of breast cancer. Judy was born to Charles and Nedra Boyer in Bremerton, Washington. She graduated from South Kitsap High School in Port Orchard, Washington, attended Linfield College and University of Aix-Marseilles, France, graduated from San Fernando Valley State College and received a master's degree from Reed College.
She married Hal Gibson March 5, 1965. Judy was a studio potter over 40 years, working in porcelain and mostly following the tradition of classical Chinese forms and glazes. A life-long traveler, she traveled extensively in Europe, South and Central America, the West Indies, Southeast Asia, Nepal, and the Near East.
A short story writer, a collection of her works, Floating Free, was published in 2008. She taught at Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR, and Piedmont Schools, Piedmont, CA. She was a member of DAR.
Judy was survived by her husband, Hal Gibson of Redmond and McMinnville, OR; mother, Nedra Wagner of Port Orchard, WA; sister, Toby Warren of Port Orchard, WA; nephew, Ron Jones of Gig Harbor, WA; niece, Rebecca Jones of Bremerton, WA; and nephew, Scott Jones of Port Orchard, WA.
No service is planned. Memorial donations may be made to Linfield College, 900 SE Baker Street, McMinnville, OR 97128. Please sign our guest book at redmondmemorial.com Joyce Louise Geving
July 20, 1929 - January 24, 2011
Joyce Louise Geving passed away January 24th in Redmond of natural causes. Joyce was born in Clearwater, Nebraska to Lloyd and Olive Pick. She lived in several states and loved to travel. She moved to Central Oregon around 1958, and resided in Bend for several years. After moving to Seattle, she began a successful career clerking for Safeway. She retired after 25 years of clerking in Washington and California, and returned to Redmond, where she made her home.
A member of St. Thomas Catholic Church, she volunteered at St. Vincent De Paul for many years. Most recently, Joyce had been a resident of Cougar Springs Retirement Community where she enjoyed Bible studies, listening to musical talents, and going on outings to places she hadn't seen before here in Central Oregon. Those who knew Joyce remember her spunky spirit, witty mind, and outgoing personality.
She is survived by three brothers, George, Robert and David Pick; two sisters, Jolene Taylor and Claudelle West; three children, Terrie Meyers, Teddie Hubert, and Rick Geving; and many grandchildren, great-grand- children, and great-great- grandchildren. She will be missed. Please sign our guest book at www.redmondmemorial.comTroy William Vilhauer
July 3, 1965 - January 22, 2011
Troy Vilhauer, 45, of Redmond, passed away on Jan. 22, 2011, in Redmond. Troy was born in Redmond to Robert Vilhauer and Gayle Cripe on July 3, 1965. He married Vicky Corbin on July 4, 1993, in Redmond. Troy is preceded in death by his grandson, Evan Teves. Troy is survived by wife, Vicky Vilhauer; daughters, Natasha Vilhauer, Nichole Hatchard and Melissa Pope; his brother, Rusty King; his sister, Trina Sampson; his mother, Gayle Cripe; his father, Robert Vilhauer and his wife, Candy Vilhauer.
He also leaves behind three granddaughters and two grandsons.
For information on a memorial service please email Natasha at email@example.com. The family of Troy Vilhauer wishes to extend our sincere thanks to all of our friends and family for all the love and support. We would also like to thank the hospice organization. Please sign our guest book at www.redmondmemorial.com.
Barbara ‘Bobby’ Lynn Haley
Sept. 26, 1942 - Jan. 27, 2011
Barbara Lynn Haley, 68, passed away on January 27, 2011, under the care of Partners In Care Hospice. She was born to the late Frank Sylvia and the late Myrtle Swenson on September 26, 1942, in Seattle, Washington. Beloved wife, mother, sister and friend; Barbara worked in various positions for the State of Oregon until retiring.
She is survived by Dale Haley, husband of 43 years; and daughters, Tuesday, Cheryl, Darlene, Kim, Pam and JoJo; brothers, Gary and Ed; sister, Sharon; 14 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren who adored her. She was preceded in death by her sister, Joanne; and her daughter, Helen.
A service will be held at a later date. Remembrances in her name can be made to Partners in Care Hospice House in Bend Oregon. Barbara will be missed by all who knew and loved her.