10.11.2011

Obituaries

Ronald Kinmark, of Redmond
July 12, 1934 - Oct. 4, 2011
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel
541-548-3219; www.redmondmemorial.com
Services: Celebration of Life was held Oct. 7 at Zion Lutheran Church in Redmond, Ore.
Contributions may be made to: Redmond Sisters Hospice

Betty Dickson Roberts, of Sunriver (formerly of Redmond)
June 3, 1923 - Sept. 30, 2011
Arrangements: City View Funeral Home & Cemetery,
390 Hoyt St. S.
Salem, OR 97302
, 503-363-8652
Services: Memorial Service/Burial: Saturday, October 22, 1 p.m. at the Shedd Cemetery in Shedd, OR.

Gladys L. Muncie, of Redmond
Oct. 19, 1923 - Oct. 1, 2011
Arrangements: Deschutes Memorial Chapel
541-382-5592; www.deschutesmemorialchapel.com
No Services will be held for Mrs. Muncie. She will be placed next to her husband, Chester at Deschutes Memorial Gardens.

Ellen Elaine Hicks, of Redmond
Jan. 30, 1928 - Oct. 1, 2011
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- Redmond
541-504-9485; www.autumnfunerals.net
Services: A private service will be held at a later date
Contributions may be made to Partners In Care

Robin R. Alway (Olson)
June  30, 1961 -  Oct. 3, 2011
Robin Renee Alway passed away at home in Redmond, Ore., on October 3, 2011, after a nine-year battle with colon cancer. She was born in Minot, North Dakota, on June 30, 1961, to Walter and Glenda (Mergel) Olson. She grew up in Prineville, OR, where she graduated from Crook County High School in 1979.
She worked for the USFS for 33 years until she retired on March 25, 2011.
She married Jay Alway on September 28, 2003, in Las Vegas.
Robin was baptized Sept. 3, 1961, at Zion Lutheran in Berthold, ND. She was confirmed June 1974, at Our Saviors Lutheran in Prineville. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran in Bend.
Robin and her husband enjoyed working around the home to enhance its appearance with numerous projects both inside and out. Weekend get-a-way trips to Reno were also frequently taken and Robin loved the pai-gow poker tables where she was often a table favorite with many people betting on her hand. She loved attending concerts both in Portland and Reno as well as some locally.
Robin worked as a web master for a National Incident Management team setting up an incident web site to assist locals with vital information and to provide the nation with a perspective of the team's progress. Robin was an ardent OSU Beaver football fan and attended games when she could with her husband and nieces.
She loved playing fantasy football and was the only woman in her league. In addition, she kept her mind challenged with sudoku and other mind challenging card games. Robin's love of her life was her four grandsons, who always perked her up and brought smiles of love from her.
She is survived by husband, Jay; three sons, Bruce (Jamie) Nash of Redmond, Jared (Andrea) Nash of Prineville, Kyle Nash of Prineville; stepson Greg Alway of Lake Stevens, WA; four grandchildren, Owen and Garrett Nash, and Zachary and Brodie Nash; three brothers, Randy, Bradly (Robin), and Glenn (Mary) Olson; sisters, Holly Olson and Corrina Jaeger (Randy).
She was preceded in death by her father, Walter; and daughter, Casi Nash.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to colon cancer research or your favorite charity; www.fightcolorectalcancer.org.  Fight Colorectal Cancer,
1414 Prince Street, Suite 204, Alexandria, VA 22314
.
To leave an online condolence for the family, please visit http://www.autumnfunerals.net/.

Florence 'Louise' Downs
June 5, 1919 - Oct. 6, 2011
Louise passed away peacefully in Redmond, Oregon, on October 6, 2011, at the age of 92. She was born June 5, 1919, in Cottage Grove, Oregon, to Walter and Mabel (Miller) Hodge. She graduated from high school in The Dalles, Oregon, in 1937, and Oregon State University in 1941, with a degree in home economics.
During World War II she worked for the US Forest Service with special focus on incendiary balloons launched by the Japanese headed toward the west coast of the United States. After the war she taught school in the Redmond School District.
In 1962, Louise and Leonard opened Downs Sales and Service, an International Harvester truck dealership and in 1973 they opened what is now Redmond Grocery Outlet in the same location.
Louise married Leonard Downs on February 14, 1942, in Madras, Oregon, and was married for 57 years until his passing.
In earlier years she loved playing tennis and was City of Redmond ladies champion. She also loved hiking, bowling, fishing and picking mountain huckleberries. Louise loved visiting with friends and family especially about her grandchildren whom she adored. She was involved with the Redmond Jaycees and Redmond Potato Festival committee. Louise was very active in the Redmond Chapter of PEO, Juniper Literary Society and The Community Presbyterian Church.
Louise is survived by her two children, daughter Jan Downs of Cedar Park, Texas; and son, Bob (Carol) Downs of Terrebonne, Oregon; grandchildren, Shannon (Dale) Shumaker of Austin, Texas; Kevin (Shelley) Brattian of Phoenix, Arizona; Brian and Vince (JoHanna) Downs, of Redmond, Oregon; great-grandchildren, Kayleigh and Alyssa Shumaker and Bo Downs; brothers, Kenneth Hodge of Vancouver, Washington and Dr. Wallace (Geraldine) Hodge of Portland, Oregon; and many nieces and nephews.
Louise was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard; her parents; and her sister, Dorothy Hodge McFadden.
A Celebration of Life will be held Friday, October 14, 2011, at , at Community Presbyterian in Redmond, Ore.
Those wishing to make a memorial contribution on behalf of Louise may do so to The Redmond Community Presbyterian Church, Redmond/Sisters Hospice or the charity of your choice.
Please sign our guest book at http://www.redmondmemorial.com/.

Ramon E. Garcia
June 23, 1926 - Oct. 1, 2011
Ramon E. Garcia passed away at the age of 85 on October 1, 2011, in Redmond, Oregon.
Ramon was born June 23, 1926, in Mexico, to Pablo and Socoro (Escobar) Garcia. He graduated high school in Villaldama, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, moved to Redmond and married Margarita R. Ramos in Oregon, on February 14, 1946, in Prineville, Ore.
Ramon was a loyal employee at Diamond International, where after 30 years of employment he retired. He was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church in Redmond, Oregon.
He enjoyed fishing, playing cards and dominos, and billiards.
He is survived by his three daughters, Marie Hayes, Betty Gregg and Debbie Duran, all of Redmond; 12 grandchildren, Frank Sanchez of Bend, Ore.; Bobby Sanchez of Missouri, Delbert Sanchez of Texas, Cindy Brasswell of Redmond, Ore.; Brenda Shannon of Redmond, Ore.; Lynn Sanchez of Lake Oswego, Ore.; Deanna Lambert of Bend, Ore.; Monty Gregg of Redmond, Martha Gregg of Redmond, Angela Stensrud of Gresham, Ore.; Valerie Warren of Bend, Ore.; and Dawn Roberts of Bend, Ore.; and 18 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren. 
Ramon was preceded in death by his wife, Margarita Ramos on August 30, 1991; and his son, Epimanio Garcia.
A special thanks to Lori McMillian, Dr. Neeb, and Redmond/Sisters Hospice.
Rosary was held October 6, 2011at Redmond Memorial. A funeral Mass was held on October 7at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Redmond.
Memorial contributions may be made to Redmond/Sisters Hospice. Please sign our guestbook at http://www.redmondmemorial.com/.


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