Obituaries for week of 2-13-02
Madras resident Dorothy Nielsen died Feb. 7, 2002, at East Cascade Assisted Living Center. She was 95.
Mrs. Nielsen was born June 16, 1906 in Hamlin, S.D., to parents Lars and Carrie Madsen. She was married to Anker Nielsen, who preceded her in death.
She was a woman who enjoyed being a hostess to friends and family, crocheting, gardening and cooking, and always had the poise of a lady.
Survivors include her daughter, Rita Bulkley of Madras; seven grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, daughter Sunny, and grandson Lane Grant.
At her request, no services will be held. Arrangements were under the direction of Bel-Air Colonial Funeral Home in Madras.
Madras resident Melvin Lee Reed died Feb. 2, 2002, at Mountain View Living Center at the age of 81.
Mr. Reed was born May 18, 1920, in Roanoke, Va., to parents Charles and Bessie (Roberts) Reed. He enlisted in the Navy in July 1937 and served until April 1947. During World War II, he was in Pearl Harbor when it was attacked. In 1961 he became a minister for the Hanford Free Methodist Church. While in Hanford, Calif., he was also self-employed as a gas service man who installed and repaired furnaces and heaters.
He and his wife, Thelma, were married March 9, 1987, at Hanford, Calif. They moved to Madras in 1994 because of his illness. His interests included reading.
Survivors include his wife, Thelma Reed of Madras; and many friends and extended family. He was preceded in death by his first wife of 45 years, Mae Reed, his parents, and three brothers.
A graveside service was held Feb. 11, at Ione Public Cemetery in Ione, Calif. Arrangements were under the direction of Bel-Air Colonial Funeral Home of Madras.
Chander Kanta "Chada" Sehgal
Former Madras resident Chander Kanta Sehgal, died Feb. 5, 2002, at St. Charles Medical Center in Bend, at the age of 66.
Mrs. Sehgal was born Jan. 2, 1935, in Hadiabad, India. She married Madan L. Sehgal in Hadiabad in October 1953. He preceded her in death in 1981.
She moved to Madras in 1978 and lived here until moving to Bend 11 years ago. She was a hotel owner and homemaker. Family was the number one thing in her life and she dearly loved her children and grandchildren. Her excellent cooking abilities were enjoyed by all.
A funeral service was held at Deschutes Memorial Funeral home in Bend on Feb. 8. Arrangements were under the direction of Deschutes Memorial Funeral Home.
Warm Springs resident Malisa K. Wesley died Feb. 6, 2002, at Mountain View Hospital. She was 42.
Mrs. Wesley was born Dec. 16, 1959 in Prineville to parents Jimmy Wesley and Marceline Miller. She was a lifetime resident of Warm Springs and an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. She was employed at Kah-Nee-Ta Resort.
Survivors include her parents, Jimmy Wesley and Marceline Miller; brothers, Rod Wesley, Jimmy Wesley fr. Roger Stwyer, Henry Stwyer, Davis Stwyer, and Wendell Greene, all of Warm Springs; sisters, Jaimey Wesley of Warm Springs, and Aurolyn Watlamet of White Swan, Wash. A brother preceded her in death.
A dressing ceremony was held Feb. 7, at Agency Longhouse in Warm Springs. Burial was Feb. 8, at Tenino Cemetery in Warm Springs. Arrangements were under the direction of Bel-Air Colonial Funeral Home of Madras.
Former Madras resident Margaret Young died Jan. 26, 2002, in Portland at the age of 94.
Miss Young was born Nov. 30, 1907, to Madras homesteaders Louis and Mary Young at Sagebrush Springs. At one time there was a town in the area called "Youngs," which was named for her father.
Miss Young graduated from Madras High School in 1925 and later received bachelor's and master's degrees in education from the University of Oregon. She taught remedial reading in Oregon for 45 years in communities including Nyssa, Ontario and Portland.
She was a member of the education honorary Phi Lambda Theta and a member of Lake Grove Presbyterian Church, and a charter member of the Jefferson County Historical Society.
Survivors include her brother, Louis Young; a sister-in-law and a brother-in-law; and eight nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held Feb. 8, at Lake Grove Presbyterian Church. Burial was be at the Mt. Jefferson Memorial Park Cemetery.