Elva Mae "Tiny" Case
Redmond resident Elva Mae "Tiny" Case died Oct. 23, 2001 in Redmond at the age of 69.
Born Elva Gilmore, on Dec. 31, 1931, she grew up in Texas, Arizona and Payette, Idaho. She married Harold Hill in Junction City on June 5, 1950.
She worked in the bean fields, then as a cutter and wrapper at Cinder Butte Meat and Redmond Locker. Her last job was as the hostess for Sweetwaters in Redmond. She had been a resident of Redmond since 1969.
She was a member of the Moose and Eagles lodges and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Her special interests included a love of sports, reading, socializing and telling stories to her grandchildren.
Survivors include her son, Duewan "Bud" Hill of Redmond; brother, Gordon Gilmore of Portland; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Harold Hill in 1976; brother Duewan in 1997; and daughter, Gwendalyn April.
A memorial service was held Oct. 27, at Redmond Christian Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Redmond Memorial Chapel.
Roy Joseph Forman, 85, a resident of The Dalles, died Nov. 3, 2001 at his home.
Mr. Forman was born Jan. 2, 1916 in The Dalles, to early Antelope homesteaders Roy Henry and Mary Gertrude (Stryder) Forman. He married Phyllis Ann Dickson on Jan. 25, 1938 in The Dalles.
He was a prominent Central Oregon cattle and wheat rancher and took over the operation of the family ranch in Antelope upon the death of his father in 1935. He was recognized in 1950 as the Wasco County Soil Conservation Man of the Year, Oregon State winner in 1951, Wasco County Cattleman of the Year in 1954, and Wasco County Grassman of the Year in 1955.
He was also active in the community, service as president of the Oregon Wheat League in 1945, on local and countywide school boards and committees and headed the Wasco County Farm Bureau. He was the driving force in organizing the Antelope Telephone Cooperative and served on the Wasco County Electric Board of Directors for 35 years.
Mr. Forman was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church in The Dalles. In retirement he enjoyed his family, especially his grandchildren, doing extensive world travel, and community service.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Phyllis Forman of The Dalles; his sons and their wives, Roy "Sonny" and Paula of Fort Rock, Richard and Linda of Madras, Lowell and Mary of Antelope; daughters and their husbands, Sharon and Edward Bystran of Aptos, Calif., Marilyn and Robert Senko of Banks, Gwendolyn and Richard Johnston, Carolyn and John Wood, all of The Dalles; 17 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren; sister, Anne Campbell of Portland; brother-in-law, Bill and his wife Frances Dickson of Madras; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 8:30 to 10 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 7, at Spencer, Libby and Powell Funeral Home in The Dalles, with funeral services following at 11 a.m., at St. Peter Catholic Church. Rev. Todd Unger will officiate and interment will be at St. Peter Catholic Cemetery.
Memorial contributions have been suggested to St. Mary's Academy School Foundation, 1112 Cherry Heights Road, The Dalles, OR 97058, or a charity of one's choice.
David H. Gregg
Former Madras resident David H. Gregg died Oct. 29, 2001, at Dartmouth Medical Center of a brain tumor. He was 56.
Mr. Gregg was born July 18, 1945 in Scio, Ore., to parents Hershel and Alma (Richardson) Gregg. He graduated from Madras High School in 1963, and married Jean Stonehocker on Jan. 29, 1965, in Vancouver, Wash.
Throughout his life, his job required him to relocate several times. He left Madras in 1965, moving to Portland. From there he subsequently lived in Nebraska, Virginia, New York State, North Carolina, Virginia again and finally to Vermont.
He enjoyed woodworking and nature, especially birds. He liked country living, fishing, and being with his family.
Survivors include his wife, Jean Gregg of Vermont; mother, Alma Gregg of Madras; son, Andrew Gregg of Lansford, Pa.; daughter, Laura Barker of Colorado Springs, Colo.; brother, Allen Gregg of Columbus, Neb.; and sister, Sallye Morrison of Caldwell, Idaho. His father preceded him in death.
A graveside service was held Nov. 2, at Mt. Jefferson Memorial Park, and a memorial service on Nov. 3, at the Madras Conservative Baptist Church. Arrangements were under the direction of Bel-Air Colonial Funeral Home.
Charlene A. Kenfield
Former area resident Charlene A. Kenfield died Oct. 20, 2001, in Portland at the age of 64.
Mrs. Kenfield was born July 25, 1937 in Roseburg, to parents George and Mildred (Coates) Gladwill. She lived in Culver and Madras until moving to Portland in 1957. She was employed as a bookkeeper for an electrical contracting company and was a member of the east Portland Moose Lodge No. 1891.
Survivors include her husband Richard Kenfield of Portland; her children, Linda Kenfield of Gresham and Dean Kenfield of Portland; her mother, Mildred Gladwill of Madras; and sister, Donna Hess of Culver.
A memorial service was held Oct. 25 at Bateman Carroll Funeral Chapel in Gresham, and committal services were at the Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.
Memorial contributions have been suggested to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for Breast Cancer Research, at 1030 SW Morrison, suite 400, Portland, OR 97205.
Arrangements were under the direction of Bateman Carroll Funeral Chapel of Gresham.
Madras resident Catherine Kollen died Oct. 31, 2001 at her home. She was 76.
Mrs. Kollen was born May 28, 1925, in Coldwater, Miss., to parents Aubrey and Callie (Davis) Yancey. On Jan. 21, 1952, she married Henry Kollen at the Baptist parsonage in Madras. They moved to Madras that same year. She was a homemaker who enjoyed quilting and sewing.
Survivors include her husband, Henry Kollen of Madras; children, Hal Littlejohn of Metolius, Kathy Morales of Madras, Bryan Kollen of Glide, and Christopher Kollen of Madras; sister, Mary Alice Winters of Clarksdale, Miss.; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, a son Jerry, and a brother.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Nov. 9, at the First Baptist Church in Madras, with burial at Mt. Jefferson Memorial Park in Madras. Memorial contributions have been suggested to Mountain View Hospice in care of Mountain View Hospital. Arrangements were under the direction of Bel-Air Colonial Funeral Home of Madras.