Obituaries for 1-30-01
Madras resident Hobart Ayres died Jan. 23, 2002, in Madras at the age of 69.
Mr. Ayres was born Dec. 30, 1932, in Odell, Ore. During the Korean War he served in the U.S. Navy from 1956 to 1960. He was employed as a machine operator in heavy construction.
His special interests included traveling in his camper, and hunting birds, deer and elk.
Survivors include one sister, Lorraine Popish of Redmond; and four brothers, S. Dale Ayres of Redmond, Bill Ayres of Metolius, and Raymond and Robert Ayres of Madras. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters.
A memorial service was held Jan. 29, at the Culver Christian Church, followed by a graveside service at Juniper Haven Cemetery in Prineville. Memorial donations have been suggested to the Culver Christian Church or Alzheimer's Research, P.O. Box 10051, Portland, OR 97296-0051. Arrangements were under the direction of Redmond Memorial Chapel.
Former Madras resident Josie Ellen Cross died Jan. 18, 2002, in San Andreas, Calif. She was 95.
Mrs. Cross was born Aug. 29, 1906, in Damar, Kan., to parents Willard and Dora Luckinbill. She married Lynn Cross in 1924 and they moved to Idaho to farm for 25 years before moving to Madras to farm for another 31 years. They retired and moved to California to be near family.
Mrs. Cross was a member of the mud Springs Grange, was Women's Activities Chairman for the Oregon State Grange for many years, and was a lifetime member of Rebekah Lodge No. 229.
Survivors are her daughter and son-in-law, Tom and Lynn Cowgill of San Andreas, Calif.; grandchildren, Paula Gmelch of Ames, Iowa, Dick Cowgil of Mokelumne Hill, Calif., and Janet Baechler of San Andreas; and seven grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 74 years, Lynn Cross.
Madras resident Margaret A. Hannon died Jan. 19, 2002, at Mountain View Hospital at the age of 90.
Mrs. Hannon was born Dec. 27, 1911, in Slippery Rock, Pa., to parents W.P. and Mary (Wilson) Welsh. She received a registered nurses degree in 1934 from Frances Payne Balton School of Nursing in Cleveland, Ohio. In 1950 she earned a BSNA at the University of Pittsburgh. She served in the Armed Forces Nurses Corps between the years of 1943-45 with the European Theater of Operations. In 1954 she moved to Warm Springs to serve as the director of nurses for the Indian Health Services clinic. She married H.V. Hannon in 1954.
She is survived by a sister, Elizabeth Grabe of Butler, Pa.; five nieces and nephews; and 17 great-nieces and great-nephews.
At her request, no funeral services was held. Arrangements were under the direction of Bel-Air Colonial Funeral Home of Madras.
Madras resident David Valenzuela, 51, died Jan. 26, 2002, at his home. A memorial service is being arranged for Feb. 16, with times to be announced by Chapel of the Valley Funeral Home in Grants Pass. A full obituary will appear in next week's Pioneer.