Obituaries for week of Jan. 2, 2002
Elyse Dee died Dec. 23, 2001, at St. Charles Medical Center in Bend at the age of 89.
Mrs. Dee was born April 5, 1912, in Vanora to John E. and Sarah (Rodman) Campbell. She spent her early years on Agency Plains with 10 brothers and sisters on her parents homestead ranch. She attended school in Madras and married George Dee in April 1930. They farmed in the Lone Pine area for several years, then ran a grocery store in Madras. She was a lifetime member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, as well as lifetime member of the Order of the Eastern Star, and the Rebekah Lodge.
Survivors include her sons, Marvin Dee of San Luis Obispo, Calif., and David Dee of Phoenix, Ariz.; sister, Edna Clark of Madras; 13 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, son Keith, daughter Sharon Gassner, four brothers, and five sisters.
The funeral was held Dec. 27, at Bel-Air Colonial Funeral Home in Madras. Final disposition was at Mt. Jefferson Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Madras.
Madras resident Mildred "Millie" Belle Harris died Dec. 27, 2001, at Mountain View Hospital at the age of 86.
Mrs. Harris was born Oct. 18, 1915, in Deschutes, a small town just north of Bend, to parents Martin and Ida (Birdsall) Leach. On Dec. 14, 1935, she married Charles Harris in Weiser, Idaho. Shortly after their marriage they homesteaded 80 acres near Adrian, Ore., and continued to farm there until 1952, when they moved to Madras.
Mrs. Harris worked many years as a cook for the Jefferson County School District. Her special interests included ceramics, handcrafts, crocheting, knitting, gardening, bird watching, and bowling. She had been an active Girl Scout leader in the past.
Survivors include her children, Charlene McKelvy of Madras, Gay Ward of Pascal, Wash., Eugene Harris of Madras, Kelly Harris of New York City, N.Y.; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, a brother and a sister.
A memorial service was held Dec. 29 at Bel-Air Colonial Chapel in Madras. Arrangements were under the direction of Bel-Air Colonial Funeral Home.
Madras resident Deanna S. Shadley died Dec. 26, 2001, at St. Charles Medical Center at the age of 61.
Mrs. Shadley was born Jan. 18, 1940 in Warm Springs to parents Stanley Smith Sr. and Dorothy Shumaker. On Aug. 25, 1960 she married Carroll Shadley in Reno, Nev. She was a a homemaker and lifetime resident of the Madras and Warm Springs area, and was an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs.
Survivors include her children, Jackie Barnett of Redmond, Carroll Evans of Chemult, Anthony Shadley of Madras, Carol Ann Spino of Redmond, Jack Shadley of Madras and Dorothy Shadley of Warm Springs; brothers, Buck, Leroy, Randy and Emerson Smith, all of Warm Springs; sisters, Faith Dick, Dorothea Barney and Emma Smith, all of Warm Springs; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carroll Shadley.
An all-denominational prayer service was held Dec. 27, at the home of Deanna Shadley in Madras, and the funeral service was Dec. 28, at the Living Hope Church in Madras. Arrangements were under the direction of Bel-Air Colonial Funeral Home of Madras.