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Obituaries for week of Nov. 21

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   Beulah Bicart
   Madras resident Beulah Eunice (Linder) Bicart died Nov. 17, 2001, at Mountain View Living Center at the age of 90.
   Mrs. Bicart was born to Nelson and Myrtle (Keithley) Linder on Jan. 29, 1911 in Midvale, Idaho. She graduated from Midvale High School in 1929, attended the College of Idaho in Caldwell for two years, and began teaching first and second grades in Idaho.
   On April 4, 1942, she married Leo Anthony Bicart in Caldwell, Idaho. In 1947 they moved to Culver, then to a farm in Agency Plains in 1948 when irrigation water arrived. She substitute taught various years in the Madras school system.
   She was an active member of the Madras Church of Christ, and wrote over 20 poems for their annual ladies' luncheon. She was a lifetime member of Juniper Rebekahs Lodge, and a member of Jefferson County Garden Club. Her greatest interests were her family, church and friends.
   Survivors include her son, Kenny Bicart of Madras; Wanda Quinn of Terrebonne; and grandchildren, Ken and Tanya Bicart of Sisters, Kevin Bicart of Twin Falls, Idaho, Keith Bicart of Redmond; great-grandson, Kolin Bicart of Redmond; sister-in-law, Eileen Bicart of Madras; and numerous friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, her older brother Ellis, and her husband Leo in 1981.
   A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m., Friday, Nov. 23, at the Church of Christ, First and F streets in Madras.
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   Adaline B. Fields
   Culver resident Adaline B. Fields died Nov. 9, 2001, at Central Oregon Community Hospital in Redmond at the age of 87.
   Mrs. Fields was born Sept. 6, 1914 in Lebanon, Ore., to parents William R. and Sara Jane (Chandler) Willbanks. She graduated from Western States Chiropractor College in Portland and had a chiropractic business in Portland for many years. She moved the business to Redmond in the late 1980s and was in practice for two years until her retirement.
   In 1992 she married John Fields and they lived in Culver. She enjoyed her work, her family, dancing and having a good time.
   Survivors include five stepchildren, Henry Nelson Fields of Redmond, Michael Fields, William Fields, and Nancy Fields, all of Eugene, and Barbara Fields of Gresham; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Numerous nieces, nephews and an aunt also survive. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Fields, on July 19, 2000.
   A graveside service was held Nov. 17, at Deschutes Memorial Gardens in Bend. Autumn Funerals of Redmond was in charge of arrangements.
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   Arnold Grater
   Madras resident Arnold John Grater died Nov. 11, 2001, at Mountain View Hospital in Madras at the age of 50.
   Mr. Grater was born Dec. 25, 1950 in Oregon City to parents W. Harold and Myrthena (Martin) Grater. He attended grade school in Madras, where his mother taught, and in the sixth grade, he began attending special education classes. He graduated from Madras High School in 1969. While in high school, he was vice president of the Boy's Glee Club.
   He also graduated from Portland Community College in the culinary assistant training program in March 1972. He served approximately 15 years as a dispatcher and helper to the Jefferson County Rural Fire Protection District. He also drove vehicles for Phillip Farrell's river rafting crew.
   Survivors include his mother, Myrthena Grater of Madras; sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy and Gilbert Fromong of Madras. He was preceded in death by his father, Harold Grater in 1974.
   Funeral services were held Nov. 16, at Bel-Air Colonial Chapel in Madras and a private committal was held at Wood Cemetery in Ashwood. Arrangements were under the direction of Bel-Air Colonial Funeral Home.
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   Steven Henry Jones
   Madras resident Steven Henry Jones died Nov. 14, 2001, at his home at the age of 52.
   Mr. Jones was born Jan. 5, 1949 in McMinnville to parents Lindon and Georgia (Hyder) Jones. When he was age 6, his parents moved to Lakeview, where he grew up and graduated from high school.
   He joined the Army, where he earned the rank of sergeant. Following the service he was employed primarily in the timber industry as a logger and logged in Idaho, Washington and Oregon. At other times, he worked as a mechanic and gas station attendant. Last year he moved to Madras from McMinnville.
   On Dec. 28, 1996, he married Jean Fuhr in Grand Ronde, Ore. His special interests included rock hunting, camping, target practicing with his guns, and being with his family.
   Survivors include his wife, Jean Jones of Madras; son, Casey Jones of Idaho; daughters, Heather Fuhr and Kimberly Fuhr, both of Madras; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.
   No formal funeral services will be held. Arrangements were under the direction of Autumn Funerals of Redmond.
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   Elfie Kaiser
   Madras resident Elfie "Ethel" Kaiser died Nov. 18 at the age of 85. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 24, at the Madras Conservative Baptist Church. A full obituary will appear in next week's Pioneer.
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   Eudora K. Rodriguez
   Madras resident Eudora K. Rodriguez died Nov. 10, 2001, at Mountain View Hospital following a lengthy illness. She was 62.
   Mrs. Rodriguez was born Jan. 13, 1939 in Greeley, Colo., to parents Leo and Mabel (Johnson) Hull. As a young girl, she worked with her father and learned the meat processing business. As an adult, she owned and operated a tavern, while living in Sisseton, S.D. She lived in the Portland area for many years, then moved to Madras nine years ago.
   Her special interests included reading, her pet cats, working in her garden, especially with roses, and being with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
   Survivors include her daughters, Vickey Rodriguez of Madras, Cindy Hieb of Edmond, Okla.; sons, LeRoy Johnson of Maui, Hawaii, David Johnson of Lynnwood, Wash.; sisters, Ellen Clark of Roslyn, S.D., Jodell Machner of Sisseton, S.D.; brother, Leo Hull of Sisseton, S.D.; her companion, Tony Rodriguez of Madras; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents.
   Funeral services were held Nov. 15, at the Madras Conservative Baptist Church, officiated by Pastor Jeff Freshour. Autumn Funerals of Redmond was in charge of arrangements.
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   Zelie Miller Sutherland
   Zelie Miller Sutherland, a 60-year resident of Hawaii, died Nov. 17, 2001 in Redmond.
   Born in Pago Pago, American Samoa, she was raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, and graduated from Kamehameha High School and the University of Hawaii. For 35 years, she taught at Big Island elementary schools. These included Alae, Paauhau, Halaula, Kapapala, Konawaena, Hookena, Keauhou, Kailua, and Kealakehe.
   She was a founder and manager of the Christian Resource Center, which operated in Kainaliu, Kona from 1972 to 1987. Both she and her late husband were long-time members of the Calvary Community Church in Kona.
   Survivors include her sons, Mark Sutherland Jr. of Kapaa, Kauai, Carl Sutherland of Ohatchee, Ala.; brother, August Miller of Kailua, Kona; sister-in-law, Ann Miller of Kaneohe; six grandchildren, including Marie Ennis of Madras and Laura Sutherland Harrison of Terrebonne; 10 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
   Private services and burial will take place at Deschutes Memorial Gardens in Bend.
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   Eugene Turner
   Madras resident Eugene Turner died Nov. 8, 2001, at his home at the age of 78.
   Mr. Turner was born July 12, 1923 in Glendale, Ariz., to parents Earnest and Bessie (Hiatt) Turner. On Jan. 24, 1943 he and his wife, Iona, were married in Arizona. They came to Madras in 1988 from McCloud, Calif., and he was employed as a diesel mechanic.
   His special interests included reading, especially Western books, and being with his family.
   Survivors include his wife, Iona Turner of Madras; children, Sandra Fabbrini of Madras, Gloria Wooldridge of Prineville, Linda Turnball of Siskiyou County, Calif., Steven Turner of Metolius, and Tammy Hollowell of Bend; brother, Paul Turner of Bakersfield, Calif.; 14 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother.
   A graveside service was held Nov. 15, at Mt. Jefferson Memorial Park in Madras. Arrangements were under the direction of Bel-Air Colonial Funeral Home of Madras.
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   Crystal Wohlcke
   Former Madras resident Crystal Wohlcke died Nov. 18, at the age of 43. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Nov. 23, at the United Methodist Church in Madras. Graveside services will be held in Pendleton at 1 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 25, at Skyview Cemetery. A full obituary will appear in next week's Pioneer.