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Location: Deschutes County OR

Gray, Charles H. – Obituary

Lostine, Wallowa County, Oregon Charles H. Gray dies at age 82 Charles H. Gray, 82, died Saturday evening at his home at 1240 Baltimore Avenue. A retired employe of The Shevlin – Hixon Company, he was a Bend resident for 30 years. A native Oregonian, Mr. Gray was born Nov. 24, 1877, at Lostine, in Wallowa County. He is survived by his wife, Sallie, at the home address: two daughters, Ladesca (Mrs. Elmer) Brown, Bend, and Willa Crockett, Tangent, and three sons: Arell H. Gray, Cathlamet, Wash.; Thorval Gay, Lostine; Berrell [Verell] W. Gray, Dillard. There are 12 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. He also leaves a sister, Mrs. Edna Mitchell, Union. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Heider’s Funeral Home. The Rev. Harriet Marling of True Gospel Church will officiate. Burial will be in Deschutes Memorial Gardens. The Bend Bulletin Monday October 10, 1960 Page...

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Bunnel, Artie Blanche – Obituary

Mrs. Thomas Bunnel of Paradise Passes Paradise, Oregon Mrs. Thomas Bunnel of Paradise, passed away at Enterprise Friday, January 2, 1942, after a lingering illness. Funeral services were conducted from the Paradise church Monday by Rev. E.E. Callahan and burial was in the Paradise cemetery. Artie Blanche Sturm was born at Paradise Oct. 2, 1903, the youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Sturm. She grew to womanhood in the Paradise community and completed her schooling at the Deer Creek school. On June 29, 1926, she was married to T.E. Bunnel at La Grande. They lived at Paradise until January, 1928 when they moved to Redmond. In 1933 they moved back to Paradise. In July 1937 they took the Paradise post office and have since been in charge of it. Mrs. Bunnel was a kind, loving mother and wife, always thinking of others instead of herself. The last few years Mrs. Bunnel had been in poor health but never complaining. She will be greatly missed by all. Her mother, father, one brother and daughter, have preceded her. She was survived by her husband, three children, Lovina, Thomas Jackson and Vivian Blanche, two brothers, William Sturm, of Paradise and Harry Miller of Sacramento, Calif., and a host of relatives. Card Of Thanks We wish to express our sincere thanks to many friends and neighbors for their kindness and sympathy during...

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Williamson, Buena – Obituary

Joseph, Oregon Buena Williamson Buena Jean Williamson died September 4, 2005, at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle, Wash. She was 71 years old. Mrs. Williamson was born Feb. 20, 1934 in Bend, Oregon to Arthur and Grace Barton. She graduated from Joseph High School in Joseph in 1952. She married Wayne Williamson on June 21, 1952. For many years she worked as a sales clerk and later a bank teller. In the 1990’s she worked at the Wallowa County Museum, where she specialized in antique clothing. Mrs. Williamson loved spending time camping and being in the outdoors. She was preceded in death by her husband and sister, and is survived by her children Mona Kay and Bill Williams of Joseph, Karen and Lee Zollman of Walla Walla, WA, her sister Aleene Alford, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Charlene and Dallas Williamson, grandchildren Clint Williams, Jared Williams, Lynn Zollman, Allison Hind, Nicholas Zollman, and her great-grandchild Alexis Williams. A memorial service was held Sept. 10, at Bollman Funeral Home in Enterprise. Donations can be made in Mrs. Williams memory at the American Red Cross for victims of hurricane Katrina Wallowa County Chieftain, Thursday, September 15, 2005 Contributed by Dixie...

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Berland, Barbara Ruth – Obituary

Enterprise, Oregon Barbara Ruth Berland, 92, of Pendleton, died Feb. 25, 2004. She was born Aug. 31, 1911 to Burton and Mabel (Gray) Kelsay in Burns. After graduating from Redmond High School in 1931, she lived with an aunt when she was selected as a princess for the Fourth of July Celebration in Enterprise. She married Marvin “Jake” Berland of Paradise in 1933 and together they ranched in Wallowa County for the next 30 years. She did office work for the Agricultural Stabilization Conservation Service for 10 years, served on the Deer Creek School Board and substitute taught. She moved to Pendleton in 1973 and was an active member of the Christian Science Church. Survivors include daughters Beverly Davidson and Barbara Prince, both of Pendleton; sister Patricia Hepburn of Orlando, Fla.; and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin “Jake” Berland. At the deceased’s request, there were no funeral services. Her cremains will be buried next to her husband in Enterprise at a later date. Wallowa County Chieftain, Thursday, March 4,...

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Lockwood, Barbara – Obituary

Barbara V. Lockwood, a resident of Redmond, died March 25, 2007, of heart failure. She was 63. Ms. Lockwood was born March 5, 1944, in Enterprise to Alonzo A. and Versie Puderbaugh Lockwood. She attended school in Joseph through her junior year when the family moved to Kennewick, Wash. She graduated high school there in 1962. Ms. Lockwood worked for Columbia Aircraft Manufacturing in Bend. She enjoyed travel and hunting and was an avid gardener. She was a member of the Oregon Hunters Association, the NRA, and a life member of the American Veterans Post 13 Auxiliary in Sweet Home. Ms. Lockwood is survived by her life companion Delvan Deardorff; daughter Mary Christie; grandson Elvis Lockwood of Stanfield; brother Layton Lockwood of Irrigon and a favorite cousin Jacque Hobwood of Springfield. Her parents preceded her in death. Services will be held at 1 p.m. on June 2 at Prairie Creek Cemetery in Joseph. Wallowa County Chieftain, May 31, 2007 Transcribed by: Dixie...

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Lockwood, Barbara – Obituary

Enterprise, Oregon Barbara V. Lockwood, a resident of Redmond, Oregon, died March 25, 2007, of heart failure. She was 63. Mrs. Lockwood was born March 5, 1944, in Enterprise to Alonzo A. and Versie Puderbaugh Lockwood. She attended school in Joseph through her junior year when the family moved to Kennewick, Wash. She graduated high school there in 1962. Mrs. Lockwood worked for Columbia Aircraft Manufacturing in Bend. She enjoyed travel and hunting and was an avid gardener. She was a member of the Oregon Hunters Association, the NRA, and a life member of the American Veterans Post 13 Auxiliary in Sweet Home. Mrs. Lockwood is survived by her life companion Delvan Deardorff; daughter Mary Christie; grandson Elvis Lockwood of Stanfield; brother Layton Lockwood of Irrigon and a favorite cousin Jacque Hobwood of Springfield. Her parents preceded her in death. Services will be held at 1 p.m. on June 2, 2007 at Prairie Creek Cemetery in Joseph. Wallowa County Chieftain, May 24, 2007 Transcribed by: Dixie...

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Buffam, David Clarence, Sr. – Obituary

David Clarence Buffam, Sr., 75, died April 9, 2005, in the nursing home in Enterprise. He was born to Lois (Ratty) and Clarence Buffam in Portland on March 1, 1930. After graduating in 1948 from Beaverton High School, he attended the University of Oregon, where he was a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity, and later attended Vanport College. In 1950 he married Patricia Johnston. They moved to Fairbanks, Alaska, where Mr. Buffam was serving in the United States Air Force during the Korean War, and then to Beaverton where he served in the Oregon Air National Guard. Mr. Buffam worked for several steamship and international freight forwarding companies. In 1972 he founded Ted L. Rausch Co. of Oregon, serving as president, CEO and chairman of the board until his retirement in 1987. Mr. Buffam served as president of the Portland Air Cargo Association, Portland Shipping Club, Columbia River Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association. He was the founding chairman of the Pacific Coast Council of Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders and founding organizers of the West Coast Cargo Conference. He was a member of the Governor’s Advisory Council on Maritime Affairs and the Oregon District Export Council of the U.S. Department of Commerce, area director of the National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America, and director of the Western International Trade Group. Mr. Buffam was a member of...

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Bradley, Roberta L. – Obituary

Wallowa, Orego Roberta L. Bradley, 83, of The Aspens died Thursday, Sept. 2, in Bend at the Hospice House. She had been ill for the last month. Graveside services were held Sept. 4 in Burns Cemetery. Roberta was born Sept. 21, 1920, in Wallowa to Elmer and Bessie (Scott) Southwick. She was raised and educated in Wallowa. Roberta married Edward Bradley May 18, 1940, in Weiser, Idaho. She lived in La Grande and Wallowa area with her husband until they moved to Burns in 1962, when he got a job with the forest service. He preceded her in death in 1981. Her children, Sue Graham of Gilchrist, Gary Bradley and wife Cindy of Pendleton, and Reta Herrera and husband Ed of Burns; nine grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, and seven great-great grandchildren survive Roberta. Contributions in Roberta Bradley’s memory can be made to Harney County EMS fund in care of Lafollette’s Chapel, P.O. Box 488, Burns, Or. 97720. Wallowa County Chieftain, Thursday, September 30, 2004 Contributed By: Sue...

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Lockwood, Barbara – Obituary

Enterprise, Oregon Barbara V. Lockwood, a resident of Redmond, Oregon, died March 25, 2007, of heart failure. She was 63. Mrs. Lockwood was born March 5, 1944, in Enterprise to Alonzo A. and Versie Puderbaugh Lockwood. She attended school in Joseph through her junior year when the family moved to Kennewick, Wash. She graduated high school there in 1962. Mrs. Lockwood worked for Columbia Aircraft Manufacturing in Bend. She enjoyed travel and hunting and was an avid gardener. She was a member of the Oregon Hunters Association, the NRA, and a life member of the American Veterans Post 13 Auxiliary in Sweet Home. Mrs. Lockwood is survived by her life companion Delvan Deardorff; daughter Mary Christie; grandson Elvis Lockwood of Stanfield; brother Layton Lockwood of Irrigon and a favorite cousin Jacque Hobwood of Springfield. Her parents preceded her in death. Services will be held at 1 p.m. on June 2, 2007 at Prairie Creek Cemetery in Joseph. Wallowa County Chieftain, May 24, 2007 Contributed by Dixie Ricker Second Obit. Barbara V. Lockwood, a resident of Redmond, died March 25, 2007, of heart failure. She was 63. Ms. Lockwood was born March 5, 1944, in Enterprise to Alonzo A. and Versie Puderbaugh Lockwood. She attended school in Joseph through her junior year when the family moved to Kennewick, Wash. She graduated high school there in 1962. Ms. Lockwood worked for...

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Gray, Sallie Inez – Obituary

The funeral for Sallie Inez Gray, 93, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Niswonger-Reynolds Chapel, with burial in Deschutes Memorial Gardens. The Rev. Howard Heimbuch of the Four Square Gospel Church will officiate. Mrs. Gray, of 517 W. Birch in Redmond, died Sunday at a local nursing home. She was born to Charles and Sarah Bridwell Hamilton on March 20, 1884, in Alicel, Union County, Ore., and had come to Central Oregon in 1929. She had been a cook at the Altamont Hotel, the Sisters Hotel and the East and Crescent Lake resorts. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles H., in October 1960. Survivors include five children: Arell H. Gray of Kelso, Wash., T. G. Gray of Lostine, Ore., V. W. Gray of Sutherlin, Mrs. Marion Crocket of Brothers, and Mrs. LaDesca Brown of Redmond; 12 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. The Bulletin Bend, Oregon Monday December 19, 1977 Page...

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Biography of Henry E. Shipley

Since 1912 Henry E. Shipley has been a member of the Haskell bar and he has also become a well known business man with valuable mining and oil interests in Oklahoma and other states. He is a native of Illinois, his birth having occurred in Petersburg on the 15th of November, 1887. His parents, Clement Washington and Evelyn (Nance) Shipley, are natives of Menard County, Illinois, and the father is now living retired in that state. For many years he devoted his attention to agricultural pursuits, in which he was very successful, and he is now heavily interested in cotton plantations in Mississippi. The mother also survives. Reared in his native city, Henry E. Shipley there attended the grammar and high schools, after which he became a student in the law department of the University of Illinois, from which he was graduated with the class of 1910. Going to the Pacific coast country, he entered upon active practice at Portland, Oregon, where he remained for six months, and then removed to Redmond, that state, where he resided for a similar length of time. In 1912 he came to Haskell, Oklahoma, where he has since successfully followed his profession. With the passing years his practice has steadily increased and his law business is now one of a most important character. He displays keen discernment in the solution of intricate problems...

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Sinclair, Antoinette C. Blais Mrs. – Obituary

North Powder, Union County, Oregon Antoinette C. Blais Sinclair, 89, a former resident of North Powder and Baker City, died Thursday, Feb. 1, 2005, in Redmond. Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 5, at Dechutes Memorial Gardens in Bend. Antoinette was born Dec. 28, 1915, in Eugene to Benjamin and Dorothea Blais. In February 1921, she along with her parents and brother, Phillip Blais, moved to Clover Creek near North Powder where she attended school. Antoinette went to high school at St. Francis Academy in Baker City, graduating in 1932, then she went on to graduate from So. Oregon State Normal School in 1936. Antoinette taught school at Hereford and from 1938 to 1942 taught at Vale before moving to the Redmond area where she taught math at Pilot Butte Junior High and Kenwood School in Bend until her retirement in 1974. Antoinette married Randall P. Sinclair on Jan. 28, 1952, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Bend. She is survived by her brother, Phillip Blais of Cove; stepdaughter, Janice Kerr of Kitty Hawk, N.C.; nephew, Robert Blais of Union; and niece Cinda Blais of Adrian, Ore. She was preceded in death by her husband, Randall, her parents, and a stepson. Used with permission from: The Record Courier, Baker City, Oregon, February, 2005 Transcribed by: Belva...

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Monaghan, Barbara Jean Bowman Mrs. – Obituary

North Powder, Oregon Barbara Jean Bowman Monaghan, 77, of Aurora, Ill., a former North Powder resident, died April 9, 2004, at her home surrounded by her devoted children and grandchildren. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. June 26, 2004, at Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church in Hermiston. Committal will be at the Hermiston Cemetery. There will be a celebration of Barbara’s life immediately after the services. Her family and friends are invited to come and share in the commemoration of her life. Barbara was born to Roland “Bill” and Vera Clarke Bowman on June 28, 1926, at Spokane, Wash., the second of their four children. The Bowman family moved to Bend, where Barbara attended school before moving to Salem where her father operated Bowman’s Garage until his death in 1981. Barbara was married on Dec. 19, 1943, at Salem, to Bernard R. Monaghan. They spent more than 40 happy years of their life together until Bernard’s death in 1984. Barbara was a loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt who will be deeply missed by her family and many friends. The most important part of Barbara’s life was the love and care that she gave so freely to her family. She never knew a stranger. Bernard and Barbara and their family moved to North Powder, in 1950 and to Hermiston in 1969. After...

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Coles, Willard William “Bill” – Obituary

North Powder, Union County, Oregon Willard William “Bill” Coles, 72, of LaPine, a former North Powder resident, died March 1, 2006, at his home. His funeral will be at noon Sunday at the LaPine Cemetery. There will be a memorial service at the American Legion, Post 45, 52532 Drafter Road, at LaPine. Baird Memorial Chapel of LaPine is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Coles was born on May 7, 1933, at North Powder to Moody Buster and Ethel Simonis Coles. He went to school at Union and served in the U.S. Air Force from 1951 to 1954. He married Amelia Haefer on Aug. 20, 1954. They had four children: Kathaleen Sue, Darrell Dean, Tony Lee and Randy Ray. Kathaleen and Tony died in infancy. This marriage ended in divorce. He then married Ruth B. Dickson Heath at Reno, Nev., on Feb. 22, 1968. This union brought five stepchildren and one of their own: David, Lynne, Ted, Larry, Tracy and Lee. The couple had just celebrated 38 years of marriage. He was a carpenter and logger by trade. He had completed many projects in and around the LaPine and Mount Angel areas. Mr. Coles had been a member of American Legion, Post 45, for the last 35 years. He helped build the Legion hall at LaPine. He was so much a part of the post that he’ll always be there;...

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Silva, Larie Lola Patterson – Obituary

Summerville, Oregon Larie Lola Patterson Silva, 67, of Aloha and formerly of Summerville, died Aug. 9 at the Hillsboro Rehab and Specialty Care Center. A graveside service will begin at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Summerville Cemetery. Tualatin Valley Funeral Alternatives of Forest Grove is in charge of the arrangements. Mrs. Silva was born May 4, 1939, in Sisters to Willis and Lorraine Patterson. They moved to Imbler, where she grew up, attended school and graduated in 1957. She enjoyed sports and was very athletic. She attended college in La Grande, then moved with her parents to Portland, where she attended secretarial school. She married Lee Silva in August 1960. They had two children, Sheri and Kirk. They divorced in 1995. Mrs. Silva worked hard all her life, always taking good care of her children and their home. She spent most of her married life on a ranch and farm surrounded by a lot of pets. She loved dogs, cats, horses, goats and cows. She was a loving wife and mother and also took care of grandparents in her home until their deaths in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Her most joyous moments were spent taking care of her grandchildren, which were the highlight of her life. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Sheri and Jeff Meyerholz of Canyon City; a son, Kirk Silva of Bend; brothers and...

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