Obituaries for 1-16-02
Madras resident Josephine Elaine Bailey died Jan. 1, 2002, at her home. She was 82.
Mrs. Bailey was born Sept. 2, 1919 in Melba, Idaho, to parents Joseph and Lottie (Grimes) Haydock. On Jan. 22, 1943, she married Clyde Bailey. They moved to Madras in 1946 from Parma, Idaho, when the irrigation district began delivering water to Agency Plains. She was a homemaker all her life.
Survivors include her sons, Dale Bailey of Madras, Russell Bailey of Portland; sisters, Ruth Gadd of Mississippi and Elvire Needles of Pendleton; and five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband and one son.
Funeral services were held Jan. 10, at Metolius Friends Church. Burial was at Mt. Jefferson Memorial Park in Madras.
Memorial contributions have been suggested to the Local chapter of American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), and Mountain View Hospital Auxiliary. Arrangements were under the direction of Bel-Air Colonial Funeral Home of Madras.
Former Madras resident Vivian Green died Jan. 7, 2002, in Albuquerque, N.M., at the age of 89.
Mrs. Green was born March 1, 1912, to parents Oliver M. and Elsie (Baird) Campbell, in Fowler, Calif. Her parents bought farmland in Madras in 1919, a year when the snow was four feet deep and temperatures reached 40 degrees below zero. They lived in town until spring, and a treasured memory for the Campbell children was riding in a horse-drawn sleigh through the deep snow from Madras to their Uncle Hansen's farm on Agency Plains for Christmas.
On Aug. 20, 1931, she married William Bowtell Green, who worked for the Wilder Irrigation District in Idaho, where her parents also owned a farm. Their oldest children, Jacqueline, Jerry and Marilyn were born in Wilder, Idaho, Richard was born in Vancouver, Wash., and Randy in Redmond.
Moving to Madras, they raised their family on 160 acres of the 320-acre farm her parents had bought in 1919, while her brother Wayne farmed their father's adjacent 160 acres. Her husband Bill passed away on July 12, 1981 in Madras, just a month before they were to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. Their son Randy and granddaughter Kelly had previously died tragically in a plane crash in 1979.
Mrs. Green's delight was in her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She also enjoyed helping feed the farming crews, doing the bookkeeping, gardening, raising flowers, crocheting, caring for her little dogs Smoky and Babe, and all her cats. She was a member of the Garden Club and a devoted founding member of the Christian Science Church in Madras.
Survivors include her children and their spouses, Jacqueline and Gordon Links of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, Marilyn and Harley Meuret of Rio Rancho, N.M., Jerry and Carmen Green of Madras, Richard and Ruth Green of Culver; 10 grandchildren, Daniel and Andrew Links, and Suzanne Meuret of Albuquerque, N.M., Tim Meuret of Gilbert, Ariz., Henry Meuret of Seattle, Wash., Sherry and husband Joe Joseph of Madras, Diane Thorsen of Vancouver, Wash., Tara Belisle of Ft. Lewis, Wash., Douglas and Daniel Green of Madras; 17 great-grandchildren, Aaron, Kaysha, Sharon, Crystal, Gordon, Chad and Audra Links all of Albuquerque, N.M., Andre, Jean-Luc, Pierre and Monique Meuret of Gilbert, Ariz., Joshua and Justin Joseph of Madras, Christopher and Nicholas Thorsen of Vancouver, Wash., and Brandon and Christian Belisle of Ft. Lewis, Wash.; and one great-grandchild, Logan Tiraada, of Albuquerque, N.M.; sister-in-law, Helen Campbell of Portland; and two former daughters-in-law, Linda Green Pierce of Portland and Camille Green of Madras.
Besides her husband Bill, son Randy, and granddaughter Kelly, she was preceded in death by her parents, and brothers Wayne and Vernon Campbell.
A visitation will be held from 1 to 5 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 13, at Bel-Air Colonial Funeral Home in Madras. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Monday, Jan. 14. Following the service, a luncheon will be served at the Jefferson County Senior Center. Memorial contributions have been suggested to the Jefferson County Library. Arrangements are under the direction of Bel-Air Colonial Funeral Home.
Madras resident Garet J. Soules died Jan. 7, 2002, at Mountain View Hospital at the age of 77.
Mr. Soules was born Sept. 5, 1924, in Oakland, Ore., to parents James and Beth (Johnson) Soules. On June 7, 1947, he married Dacotah "Coty" Soules in Dickinson, N.D.
He served in the U.S. Army between the years of March 1944 and Dec. 1945. During World War II, he served as a first lieutenant as a P-51 Mustang Fighter with the 41st Fighter Squadron, 35th Fighter Group of the 5th Army Air Corp in the South Pacific Theater. He flew 100 combat missions. When he was discharged he was ranked a captain.
Mr. Soules graduated from the University of North Dakota in 1948 with a bachelor's degree in business administration. After the service, he was the business manager for the Montana Oliver Tractor Statewide Distributorship. In 1963, he and his family moved to Warm Springs from Billings, Mont., to take a position as Service Unit Director for the Indian Health Services. In 1976 the family moved to Madras. He retired from Indian Health Service in 1984.
Mr. Soules was a lifetime member of the Elks and Masonic lodges in Dickinson, N.D., and a member of the 41st Fighter Squadron Association.
Survivors include his wife, Coty Soules of Madras; children, Greg J. Soules of Bismark, N.D., Garet "Gary" A. Soules of Prineville, Jim H. Soules of Prineville, Richard L. Soules of Portland, and Rebecca Curnutt of Portland; and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Ward Soules.
Funeral services were held Jan. 12, at Bel-Air Colonial Chapel. Burial was at Mt. Jefferson Memorial Park in Madras. Arrangements were under the direction of Bel-Air Colonial Funeral Home of Madras. Memorial contributions have been suggested to the Multiple Sclerosis Association, 1650 NW Naito Parkway, Suite 190, Portland, OR 97212.
Madras resident Lucille Vizenor died Jan. 12, 2002, at her home surrounded by family and friends. She was 72.
Mrs. Vizenor was born April 5, 1929 in Belgrade, Minn. She moved with her family to Madras in 1970. For 30 years she worked as a cook, waitress and cashier in Madras.
Survivors include her husband of 49 years, Arthur Vizenor; sons, Arthur of Callaway, Minn., Richard of Frazee, Minn., Roger of Minneapolis, Minn., and Miles Vizenor of Madras; daughters, Marles Vizenor of Prineville, and Lori Urbach of Madras; and eight grandchildren.
A visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday and Friday, Jan. 17 and 18, at Bel-Air Chapel. The memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Conservative Baptist Church in Madras. Arrangements are under the direction of Bel-Air Colonial Funeral Home of Madras.
Madras resident Thelma Walport died Jan. 12, 2002, at Mountain View Hospital. She was 84.
Mrs. Walport was born Feb. 9, 1917 in Lander, Wyo. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 19, at Bel-Air Colonial Funeral Home of Madras. A full obituary will appear in next week's Pioneer.