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Obituaries for week of 4-30-03


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   Clifford Arthur
   Warm Springs resident Clifford Rickard Arthur Jr. died April 17, 2003, at the age of 42.
   Mr. Arthur was born Nov. 8, 1960, in Redmond, to parents Clifford Arthur Sr. and Mary Ann (Winishut) Meanus. He was an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, and was employed as a general laborer.
   Survivors include his mother, Mary Ann Meanus of Warm Springs; sons, Winner Joe Arthur Kaudle Kaule, Devery Arthur and Clifford Arthur III, all of Warm Springs; daughter, Tasheena Arthur of Warm Springs; and sister, Adeline Winishut of Warm Springs.
   He was preceded in death by his father, two brothers, and four sisters.
   A dressing ceremony was held April 19, at Agency Longhouse, with burial April 21, at Agency Cemetery in Warm Springs. Arrangements were under the direction of Bel-Air Colonial Funeral Home of Madras.
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   Benjamin Koops
   Long-time Central Oregon resident Benjamin Koops died April 20, 2003, at the age of 97.
   Mr. Koops was born in Alamosa, Colo., on Jan. 24, 1906, to parents Tunis and Ida Mae (Noon) Koops. His mother died when he was a very small child and his stepmother, Belle, raised him. He loved his stepmother very much.
   On Dec. 12, 1925, he married his wife Lola in Colorado. They moved to Prineville in 1951 and from there to Terrebonne in 1957, where they settled permanently. He was employed as a meat cutter for 11 years at Independent Market in Prineville, and in Redmond at the old EK Market and Erickson's. He later owned his own business as a mobile meat cutter.
   In the early 1970s, he changed his occupation to being a self-employed carpenter. He built Patterson Arabian/Llamas original buildings in Sisters, plus their fences. Her was very successful in this new occupation and performed other carpentry projects as well. He didn't stop working a 40-hour week until he was 88 years old.
   When he was not working, he enjoyed trading horses very much.
   Survivors include his sons, Ben Koops Jr. of Sisters and Buck Koops of Silver Lake; daughters, Greta Lang of Fruita, Colo., Aloha Lawson of Prineville, Leatrice Williams of Bend, Veronica Bothum of Culver, and Rosiland Frazier of Redmond; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren also survive.
   He was preceded in death by his wife Lola of 74 years on Sept. 27, 1999; a daughter, Colleen Clark in 1997, and two siblings.
   A graveside service was held April 25, at Terrebonne Pioneer Cemetery, officiated by Pastor Travis Campbell of Smith Rock Community Church in Terrebonne. Autumn Funerals was in charge of arrangements.
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   Alice Lulow
   Madras resident Alice Mae Lulow died April 24, 2003, at the age of 73.
   Mrs. Lulow was born Feb. 11, 1930, in Fremont, Neb., to parents Walter and Mabel Pierce. She married Bob Wright, and later Ken Lulow and was a homemaker.
   Survivors include her husband, Ken Lulow of Madras; son, Gary Wright of Bend; brother, Ron Pierce (town not given); and sister, Berry Chapman of Redmond. She was preceded in death by her first husband, bob Wright.
   Graveside services will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday, April 30, at Mt. Jefferson Memorial Park Cemetery in Madras. Memorial contributions have been suggested to Mountain View Hospice. Arrangements were under the direction of Bel-Air Colonial Funeral Home of Madras.
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   Tyrone Tewee
   Warm Springs resident Tyrone Johnny Tewee died April 21, 2003, at the age of 37.
   Mr. Tewee was born July 22, 1965, in Redmond to parent Loretta Tewee. He was an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, and worked as a mechanic for Warm Springs Forest Products Industries.
   Survivors include his sons, Trever Sterling Tewee and Terence Wolfe, both of Warm Springs; brothers, Darrin Maurice Tewee of Warm Springs; and sister, Melanie Ann Colwash of Pendleton. He was preceded in death by his mother, and two brothers.
   A dressing ceremony was held April 23, at Simnasho Longhouse, and burial was April 24, at Simnasho Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Bel-Air Colonial Funeral Home in Madras.
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   Thomas White
   Madras resident Thomas J. White died April 18, 2003, at the age of 82.
   Mr. White was born Sept. 11, 1920, in Augusta, Kan., to parents Oscar and Clara White. He served in the U.S. Army from 1940 to 1945. He was employed as a janitor for General Electric Corporation. His interests included reading and watching TV.
   Survivors include numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by 20 brothers and sisters.
   A memorial service was held April 28, at Bel-Air Colonial Chapel in Madras, which was in charge of arrangements.
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   Correction
   The date of death on Ronald Bergen's obituary was incorrect in last week's paper. He passed away on April 13, 2003.