Obituaries for the week of 5-28-03
Clarno resident Arthur Lloyd McGreer died May 16, 2003, at the age of 89.
Mr. McGreer was born Feb. 9, 1914, in Edgewater, Colo., to parents Hugh and Irene McGreer. On Oct.22, 1939, he married Kathryn Kelly in Boise, Idaho. They owned and operated the McGreer Ranch in Clarno.
His special interests included watching Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune on TV, and working on the ranch. He loved his family and his dog, Bullet.
Survivors include his son,Kelly McGreer of Clarno; daughter, Patricia McGreer of Olympia, Wash.; brother, Henry McGreer of Hood River; sister, Helen Lewis of Seattle, Wash.; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife.
Funeral services were held May 24 at the Antelope Community Church, with arrangements under the direction of Bel-Air Colonial Funeral Home of Madras.
Memorial contributions have been suggested to the Fossil Senior Center, or Fossil Ambulance Company.
Madras resident Teresa Martina Hatfield died May 21, 2003, at her home. She was 76.
Mrs. Hatfield was born Sept. 26, 1926, in Enterprise to parents Clarence and Barbara (Goebel) Burgett. She served in the military training program as a cadet nurse from 1944 to 1947.
On May 9, 1948, the married Donald Hatfield in Heppner. In 1958 they moved to Madras from Lexington, Ore., and here opened Hatfield's Department Store, of which she was the co-owner.
She was a member of the Madras Conservative Baptist Church, and an avid supporter of the Madras Pregnancy Resource Center.
Survivors include her husband, Don Hatfield of Madras; children and their spouses, John and Jennifer Hatfield of Madras, Jack and Susan Hatfield of Portland, Donna and Chuck Streamer of Walla Walla, Wash.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held May 27, at the Madras Conservative Baptist Church. Memorial contributions have been suggested to the Madras Pregnancy Resource Center. Arrangements were under the direction of Bel-Air Colonial Funeral Home of Madras.
Madras resident Melvin Woodrow Lewis died May 18, 2003, at the age of 89.
Mr. Lewis was born Jan. 27, 1914 in Jamestown, Neb., to parents Thomas and Minnie Lewis. He graduated from Jamestown High School, then farmed in Nebraska until the Depression era, when the family moved in 1936 to Springfield, Ore. There he worked in the construction of the Roseborough Lumber Company.
On Oct. 21, 1938, he married Verna Jones in Vancouver, Wash. They lived in Springfield until 1948, when he moved to Madras where the North Unit Irrigation Project was in progress. The following year he was joined in Madras by his wife and children and they homesteaded an 80-acre farm on Agency Plains north of Madras.
The farm he operated included a small feed lot operation. As the years passed, his son Rich worked with him, and continued the family farming operation when Melvin retired in 1980. Rich was later joined by a third generation grandson Leroy "Butch" Buck in an expanded farming capacity.
Mr. Woodrow enjoyed the beauty of nature, woodworking, fishing, baseball and was active as a lifetime member of the Odd Fellows Lodge. After retiring, he greatly enjoyed traveling.
Survivors include his children, Karen Mills of Helena, Mont., and Richard Lewis of Madras; brother, Keith Lewis of Eugene; five grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren; and his caring extended family at East Cascade Assisted Living Center in Madras, where he resided. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his wife Verna in 2001.
Funeral services were held May 23, at Bel-Air Colonial Chapel in Madras. Memorial donations have been suggested to the Odd Fellows Lodge No. 194 in Madras. Arrangements were under the direction of Bel-Air Colonial Funeral Home.
Jackalin Anne Thompson was born July 24, 1973, in Leicester, England. Her remains were found May 1, 2003.
She left her Culver home for a walk on Sept. 1, 2001, and when she never returned, she was reported as missing the next evening. Mushroom pickers discovered her remains 25 miles southwest of Madras on May 1, 2003.
Jackalin was a loving wife and mother of two daughters in Culver. She owned a steel fabrication, commercial welding business, and was starting school for pediatric massage. Prior to that, she owned and ran a restaurant in Portland.
Survivors include her husband, Steve Thompson; daughters, Alexandria Stafford and Taylor Thompson; mother, Colleen Kaady; father, Jack Burdett; stepfather, Terry Jolley; sisters, Claire Stafford, Amanda Freeman, Christine Jolley, Jessica Kaady; brother, Daniel Kaady; and six nieces and nephews.
A private family service was held last weekend, and a public memorial will be scheduled at a future date.