6.21.2011

Obituaries

Jean Ann Notdurft
Dec. 13, 1941 - June 12, 2011
Jean Ann Notdurft of Redmond, Oregon, passed away peacefully at St. Charles Medical Center - Redmond on June 12, 2011, after a very short illness. She was 69.
Jean was born Dec. 13, 1941, in Portland, Oregon, the oldest child of Robert and Sophia (Senn) Geiger. She grew up in Portland, Oregon, graduating from Ulysses S. Grant High School in 1959. Jean attended Oregon State University where she was affiliated with Chi Omega Sorority. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 1963.
She married Norman E. Notdurft in 1963, and joined him on various travels and assignments throughout the world during Norm’s 28-year career in the U.S. Air Force. Jean became interested in the education of special needs and emotionally disturbed children and received her teaching certification in 1975. It was a career change that became the love of her professional life.
Upon retiring in 1991, the couple moved to Kitsap County, Washington, where she taught in Port Orchard and was involved in quilting and serving at Family of God Lutheran Church. The couple moved to Redmond, Oregon, in 2005.
Jean is survived by her best friend and husband, Norman Notdurft; her daughter, Jill (Bryan) Waldrop of Spring, Texas; and son, Shaun Notdurft of Springfield, Oregon. Other survivors include her sister, Kay (Spiros) Karidis of Klamath Falls, Oregon, and brother, Richard Geiger of Jarrahdale, West Australia, and niece, Ruhma Geiger also of Jarrahdale, West Australia.
Per Jean’s wishes, her ashes will be disbursed in the Pacific Ocean by the Neptune Society.
Memorial contributions may be made in Jean’s memory to the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 386 N. Fir Street, PO Box 1056, Sisters, Oregon, 97756.
Baird Funeral Home of Bend is in charge of the local arrangements, 541-382-0903.
http://www.bairdmortuaries.com/.

Robert ’Bob’ Leroy Redmond
May 24, 1942 - May 31, 2011

Robert Leroy Redmond, passed away in Redmond, on May 31, 2011.
Bob was born May 24, 1942, in Bend, to Edward and Blanche Redmond, the youngest of seven children.
He grew up in Bend, and married Marilyn Brown on September 2, 1962. They moved to Washington, where he worked for Boeing Aircraft. While there, Doug was born in 1964, and Debbie in 1966. At age seven, Debbie drowned in an accident in a neighborhood lake.
In 1975, they returned to Central Oregon. He worked for Sea Swirl Boat Company in Culver for 26 years.
Bob loved the outdoors: fishing, hunting, and hiking. He looked forward to attending church at Redmond Assembly of God. After he developed health problems, his friends and neighbors, Gordon and Mildred Severyn gave him a ride to church.
He is survived by his wife, Marilyn of Redmond; son, Doug of Bend; brother, William of Myrtle Creek; as well as many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by daughter, Deborah; parents; three sisters; and two brothers.
Please sign the online guestbook at http://www.redmondmemorial.com/

Phyllis Funkhouser
Sept. 1, 1931 - June 16, 2011
Phyllis passed away in Vancouver, WA, following heart surgery.
She was born in Salem, OR, to George and Nadine Rally. She married Donald Funkhouser on Sept. 9, 1947. She is survived by her husband, Donald; three children, Dale (Roberta) Funkhouser, Deloris (Don) Magnuson, and Delila (Michael) Burns; eight grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. She and Don were avid RVers for many years before moving to Terrebonne, OR, in
1976.
A Celebration of Life will be held in Sandy, OR, on July 9, 2011. Call for more information at 503-701-5430 or 541-923-1998.

Kenneth Fairchild
Feb. 22, 1931-June 10, 2011
Kenneth Dwain Fairchild was born on February 22, 1931 in Enterprise, Oregon to Verdo and Olive Fairchild. He passed away peacefully on June 10, 2011 after a long struggle with emphysema. He was 80 yrs old.
Ken’s family moved to Redmond in 1941 and he graduated from Redmond Union High School in 1949. He married his high school sweetheart Suzanne “Sue” Skinner in Redmond on November 19, 1950.
They raised their family of five in Central Oregon. After Ken’s retirement from his career as a plumber and pipefitter in 1993, he and Sue moved to Enterprise.
They were active in the community and the Enterprise Christian Church. Ken enjoyed being part of a mission team that traveled to Honduras to build homes and a church. He loved playing Santa for the children in Enterprise and Sue would join him as Mrs. Claus, they were quite a team! In 1998 he was awarded the Wallowa County Unsung Hero honor for his multiple volunteer activities.
The Fairchilds returned to Central Oregon in 2003 and settled in Prineville. They became members of the Powell Butte Christian Church and Ken enjoyed attending as often as his health allowed. Ken was a
friend to many and a stranger to no one. He was generous to a fault, helping anyone in need. Ken became a Christian later in life and he shared his faith easily with others. He wanted everyone to know if God’s grace was able to save someone like him it could save anyone!
Ken is survived by his five children: Scott and Cindy Fairchild and Sharon Fairchild of British Columbia, Kristi and Bruce Dunlap and Shelley and Scott Knutz of Powell Butte and Karen Roberts of Prineville,
12 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Ken is also survived by his brother Bob Fairchild of Ellensburg, WA and Bob’s five fabulous daughters. He was preceded in death by his precious wife, Suzanne
and his parents.
Ken’s family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Dr. Maggie King for her continuous compassion and care. The excellent Pioneer Memorial Hospice team treated Ken and his family with
kindness and dignity. God bless you all!
Ken will be laid to rest at Pilgrims Rest Cemetery in Powell Butte. A private family service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to: Pioneer Memorial Hospice, 1201 NE Elm St, Prineville,
OR 97754. Arrangements in the care of Prineville Funeral Home.

W. H. “Spike” Durfee
Aug. 8, 1938- June 9 2011
Spike Durfee, 72, a much loved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and cherished friend, slept quietly into a heavenly home on June 9, 2011, at a Cape Kiwanda resort in Pacific City, Oregon, where he and wife Mary Ann were celebrating their 53rd wedding anniversary.
A celebration of life will be held for the Crooked River Ranch resident on Saturday, June 25, at 2 p.m. in the Redmond Fire Hall, 341 N.W. Dogwood Ave. Attendees are requested to enter the hall from the north entrance.
Spike was born on Aug. 8, 1938, in Cloverdale, Ore., to William W. and Bernice (Haines) Durfee. He attended Allen grade school in Bend and Terrebonne elementary school. He graduated as an honor student from Redmond Union High School. He was awarded a football scholarship to the University of Washington which he attended for two years.
On June 7, 1958, he married Mary Ann Barrie in St. James Cathedral in Seattle. In 1962 they returned to Redmond with newborn son Barrie.
Spike became part owner of Central Oregon Pavers and later Spike Durfee Construction. He was active in the Redmond Volunteer Firemen’s organization, receiving EMT 1, and EMT 2 credentials through Central Oregon Community College. He was a pioneer in establishing the current Emergency Medical Services program and pursued a long career in the Redmond Fire Department. From 1965 to 1973 he served as
Redmond’s assistant fire chief and Central Oregon Emergency Medical Services Director.
From 1974 to 1978 he served as Director of Eastern Oregon EMS which through the State of Oregon Health Division and federal grants, implemented EMS committees and programs throughout Eastern Oregon. He served as Oregon Volunteer Ambulance Association president, and was a member of the
Oregon Fire Instructors Association.
In 1981 he became fire chief for Crooked River Ranch Rural Fire Protection District, a position he held until retirement. In retirement he loved camping, traveling, fishing, elk hunting, and being with friends and family.
Spike was a member of Redmond Elks Club, a founding member of the Crooked River Ranch Lions Club and the Crooked River Ranch Water Watch Dogs.
Spike also invested hundreds of volunteer hours from 2005 to 2010 with Lyle Calvert coordinating a history publication for the centennial of the Redmond Fire Department.
Spike is survived by wife Mary Ann of Crooked River Ranch; son Barrie, daughter-in-law, Lori, and grandchildren Brandice and Bo of Tumalo; sister Carmen ( Earle) Smith and brother Robert (Patricia) of Redmond; sister Toni (Chuck) Spencer of Moore, Idaho; brother John (Arrow) of Mackay, Idaho, and 10
nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, William “Bill” and Bernice Durfee of Redmond. Memorial contributions may be made to the Redmond Student Volunteer Firefighters Association scholarship fund, 341 NW Dogwood Ave., Redmond.
Spike’s ashes will be dispersed along Tam McArthur Rim.

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