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   Jessie Brentlinger Sr.
   Madras resident Jessie Elmer Brentlinger Sr. died Dec. 21, 2001, at Mountain View Living Center in Madras at the age of 79.
   Mr. Brentlinger was born Dec. 20, 1922 in Caddo, Okla., to parents William E. and Merle (Allen) Brentlinger. In 1940 he graduated from high school in Caddo, Okla., and went on to serve in the U.S. Army from 1941 to 1945 during World War II. He married Margret O'Neal on Nov. 18, 1941 in Vancouver, Wash. In 1984, they moved to Madras from Portland where he had worked as a driver and salesman for the Continental Baking Company.
   He was an active member of the Madras Elks Lodge No. 2017, and enjoyed hunting and fishing.
   Survivors include his son, Jess E. Brentlinger Jr. of Milwaukie; five granddaughters; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.
   A memorial service will be held Feb. 10 at the Madras Elks Lodge. Memorial contributions have been suggested to the K.C. Eye Clinic in care of Madras Elks Lodge, 262 SW Second St., Madras, OR 97741. Arrangements were under the direction of Bel-Air Colonial Funeral Home of Madras.
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   Oramay Friend
   Former Madras resident Oramay B. Friend died Jan. 31, 2002, in Salem at the age of 75.
   Mrs. Friend was born, Aug. 31, 1926, to parents Roy and Dorothy Gore, and she graduated from Drain High School. She and Lawrence Friend were married in Yoncalla, Ore., in 1954, and she was a homemaker. Her special interests included reading and spending time with her family.
   Survivors include sons, Mickey of Oaks, Calif., and Doug of Roseburg, Larry of Drain, and Warren Friend of McMinnville; daughter, Valorie Friend of Newberg; brother, George Gore of Drain; sister, Corky Thornton of Mesa, Ariz.; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife on Aug. 24, 2001.
   A funeral service will be held Feb. 7, at Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel in Cottage Grove. Burial will be at the Drain-Yoncalla Masonic Cemetery in Yoncalla.
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   Everett Grant
   Madras resident Everett Stanley Grant died Jan. 27, 2002, at Mountain View Hospital. He was 86.
   Mr. Grant was born Oct. 7, 1915, in Crook County to parents Mason Ray and Bessie (Robinson) Grant. His family were early pioneers to Central Oregon, and homesteaded near Haystack Reservoir. Mr. Grant served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was employed by the Electric Co-op Company as a lineman. He was a member of the local Masonic Lodge.
   Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Ray and Katie Grant of Spanaway, Wash.; brother and sister-in-law, William and Ruth Grant of Madras; sister, Elsie Nance of Montana; step-children, Irma Myers of Yelm, Wash., and Rosetta McKibben of Tacoma, Wash.
   A graveside service was held Feb. 1, at Grey Butte Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Bel-Air Colonial Funeral Home in Madras.
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   Janice Luelling
   Madras resident Janice Patricia Luelling died Jan. 30, 2002, after an extended illness. She was 65.
   Mrs. Luelling was born Aug. 27, 1936, to Chester and Amy Luelling in Phillipsburg, Mont. She was the granddaughter of Seth and Cora Luelling, who brought their family to homestead in the Agency Plains area north of Madras in 1904. She spent her early years traveling with her parents throughout the Northwest as her dad worked various road construction jobs during the Depression. The family returned to Agency Plains to farm in 1937.
   She attended school in the one-room New Era schoolhouse, and later schools in Madras, graduating from Madras High in 1954. She continued her education at the University of Oregon, but left for a while when she married Leslie Martin in 1956 and began to raise a family. She later returned to the U of O to complete a master's degree in library science. She was employed as a school librarian in Gilchrist, North Bend, Coos Bay and Sandy. She lived in Boring for 14 years and retired from Sandy Union High School in 1994.
   Mrs. Luelling returned to Madras to retire in the home her father build on the Deschutes River. She was active in the Central Oregon Audubon Society, the Jefferson County Library Association and was an avid gardener. She enjoyed raising alpacas.
   Survivors include her daughters, Lisa Martin of Rosemont, N.J., Lori Dahlin of Oregon City, and Lynn Schmaltz of Madras; granddaughters, Abbey Mondshien, Rebecca Mondshein and Danielle Schmaltz.
   A memorial celebration of her life will be held Feb. 9, at 1 p.m., at the Masonic Hall in Madras. Memorial contributions have been suggested to the Central Oregon Audubon Society, P.O. Box 565, Bend, or the Jefferson County Library Association, 241 SE Seventh St., Madras, OR 97741. Arrangements were under the direction of Bel-Air Colonial Funeral Home of Madras.
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   Betty Miles
   Culver resident Betty Ellen (Stanford) Miles died Jan. 30, 2002, at the age of 75.
   Mrs. Miles was born June 23, 1926, in Grand Junction, Colo. She was married to Leonard Hutchins on December 1946. He passed away in 1962. She married Floyd Miles on November 1972 and he passed away in 1999.
   Her special interests included flower gardening, genealogy and scrapbooks.
   Survivors include her sister, Elda Graham, and brother, Alfred Stanford, both of Gateway, Colo.; four step-daughters; one step-son; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two husbands, her parents, one brother, and three sisters.
   A memorial service was held Feb. 1, at the Madras Seventh-Day Adventist Church. Memorial contributions have been suggested to the Gibson Elementary School Scholarship Program, 66 SE H St., Madras, OR 97741. Arrangements were under the direction of Redmond Memorial Chapel.
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   David Valenzuela
   Madras resident David Valenzuela died Jan. 26, 2002, at his home at the age of 61.
   Mr. Valenzuela was born Jan. 10, 1941, in Roswell, N.M. He married Mary Pentecost on March 27, 1966, in Nuevo, Calif. They lived in the Illinois Valley for 30 years before moving to Madras in 1992. He worked in the logging industry until illness forced him to retire.
   His special interests included hunting, fishing, and rock hunting.
   Survivors include his wife, Mary Valenzuela of Madras; son, David Anthony Valenzuela of Grants Pass; daughter, Danielle Reece of Madras; his mother, Martha Lopez of Moreno Valley, Calif.; brothers, Joe Valenzuela of Carson, Calif., Arthur Valesquez of Massachusetts; Richard Lopez of San Pedro, Calif.; and sisters, Nida Billings, Terry Mayer, Josie Hernandez and Geraldine Renner, all of Moreno Valley, Calif.; and six grandchildren.
   A prayer service was held Jan. 29 at Chapel of the Valley Funeral Home in Grants Pass. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Jan. 30 at St. Patrick of the Forest Catholic Church in Cave Junction, officiated by Rev. Jim Stephens. Burial was at Laurel Cemetery in Cave Junction.
   A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Feb. 16, at his daughter's home in Madras at 905 Burns Lane.