Obituaries for week of 6-25-03
Madras resident Eva May Brown died June 18, 2003, at the age of 87.
Mrs. Brown was born Oct. 11, 1915, in Blaine, Wash., to Jacob and Annabelle (Fenton) Cline. She graduated from Blaine High School and attended one year of college in Bellingham, Wash. She was married nearly two years to Charles Bell, who died in a lumber mill accident. In 1945 she married Joseph Albert-Daum, and later Kenneth Brown. She worked 23 years in Eugene as a clerk for the Willamette National Forest and University of Oregon.
She was a member of the Church of Christ in Madras, Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD), and enjoyed poetry, babies, books and the outdoors.
Survivors include her son, Claude Brown of Port Orchard, Wash.; daughter, Bonnie Langliers of Madras; special friends, Marlena and Fred Crowley of Madras and Winona Scott of Springfield; sister, Lois Schencking of Bellingham, Wash.; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Charles and Joseph, two brothers, and one sister.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 28, at East Cascade Assisted Living Center, Building A, in Madras. Arrangements are by Autumn Funerals of Redmond.
William Cooper Sr.
Madras resident William Gary Cooper Sr. died June 16, 2003, at the age of 62.
Mr. Cooper was born Feb. 1, 1941 in Seattle, Wash., to William and Edith Cooper. On Oct. 17, 1961, he married his wife Elice in Cour D'Alene, Idaho. He was the pastor for the Conservative Baptist Association.
Survivors include his wife, Elice Cooper of Madras; sons, Bill Cooper Jr. of Madras and Matt Cooper of Sweet Home; daughter, Robin Cross of Red Deer, Alberta, Canada; sisters, Cherie Ness of Seattle, Wash., and Timmie Jo Forbes of Seattle; and three grandchildren.
Graveside services were June 20 at Mt. Jefferson Memorial Park, and a memorial service was held June 21 at the Conservative Baptist Church in Madras. Arrangements were under the direction of Bel-Air Colonial Funeral Home of Madras. Memorial contributions have been suggested to the family in care of Bill Cooper Jr., 42 SE Jones St., Madras, OR 97741.
Former Culver rancher Leo Fehrenbacher died June 14, at his home in Lone Pine at the age of 93.
Mr. Fehrenbacher was born May 27, 1910, in Mayville, Ore., to Sarah and Will Fehrenbacher. He farmed and ranched his entire life. On September 3, 1938 he married his wife Lillian in Portland, and with her he co-founded Circle F Ranches in 1952. They operated farms, feed lots and ranches in Lone Pine, Culver, and Brothers. He was well-respected for responsible grazing practices, good cattle, and fair-dealing.
He was the happiest while checking cattle, water tanks and fences on his Brothers Ranch, especially with his dog and grandchildren accompanying him.
Survivors include his wife, Lillian Fehrenbacher of Lone Pine; sons, Ted and Ty Fehrenbacher of Lone Pine and Tom Fehrenbacher of San Diego, Calif.; daughters, Joien Freedman of Prineville, Joy Foss of Terrebonne and Mary Ramsay of Denver, Colo; two sisters, Cecila Kirsch of McMinnville and Rita Rodgers of Powell Butte. He was preceded in death by a brother, George Fehrenbacher of Prineville and sister, Mary Bergeron of Gresham.
A funeral mass was held June 19 at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Redmond, with burial following at Redmond Memorial Cemetery. Memorial contributions have been suggested to the Central Oregon Hospice, 2698 NE Courtney Dr., Suite 101, Bend, OR 97701. Arrangements were under the direction of Autumn Funerals of Redmond.
Former Culver/Madras resident Terry K. Galloway died June 14, 2003, in a fishing boat accident on the Oregon Coast. He was 46.
Mr. Galloway was born July 25, 1956, in Sunnyside, Wash., to Hershel and Mary (Sam) Galloway. He attended school in Culver, graduating from Culver High School, then moved to Madras and worked for Burlington Northern Railroad. He moved to Portland one year ago.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting and his boxer dogs, cooking, smoking fish and attending family barbecues.
Survivors include his long-time companion, Linda Greene of Portland; mother, Mary of Clackamas; brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert and Kristine Galloway of Vancouver, Wash., Ken Galloway of Clackamas, Michael and Polly Galloway of DeSoto, Kan., Tim and Andrea Galloway of Madras; Frank and Larinda Galloway of Vancouver, Wash.; sister and brothers-in-law, Gail Lang and Ronnie Miller of DeSoto, Kan.; nephews, Eric Galloway, Sean and Nicole Galloway, Jason Galloway, Jerry Galloway; nieces, Tera, Mary, Sharon, Sheena and Bethany Galloway; great-niece, Kyra Galloway; and Terry's dogs: Molly, Max, Melody and Nikki.
Funeral services were held June 19, at the United Methodist Church in Madras. Burial was at Mt. Jefferson Memorial Park. Arrangements were under the direction of Bel-Air Colonial Funeral home in Madras.
Former Madras area resident Pearle Sada (Zimmermann) Henske died June 12, 2003, at the age of 96.
Mrs. Henske was born Aug. 31, 1906, to John G. and Emma (Kreucher) Zimmerman, in DeWitt, Neb. She lived there until her marriage to Frederick William Henske on Dec. 11, 1929. They moved to a farm on Eureka Lane in Madras and she resided there from 1930 to 1995.
She worked as a substitute teacher in Culver and Metolius elementaries, a nurses aide at Redmond Hospital, owned by Sofia Hofstetter, and also at Redmond Community Hospital and Mountain View Hospital in Madras, and at the Gourmet Potato Plant in Metolius.
She attended the Madras Conservative Baptist Church, and Highland Baptist Church in Redmond after moving there in 1995. She was a member of the Live and Learn Club in Metolius, was Jefferson County's Pioneer Queen in 1994, helped with Bible studies at The Heights in Redmond, where she moved in 2002, and crocheted up until a month before her death.
Survivors include her son, Lowell Henske of Beaverton; daughters, Rachel McIntosh of Redmond, Sharon Rosengarth of Aztec, N.M., and Lillian Heck of Bellevue, Wash.; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Fred on May 31, 1981, three brothers, four sisters, and one granddaughter.
A memorial service was held June 17, at the Madras Conservative Baptist Church, with interment at the First German M.E. Cemetery in Metolius. Officiating were Pastor Robert Zachary of the Madras Conservative Baptist Church, and Lowell Henske, retired minister, Church of the Nazarene, assisted by Craig D. Smart, Pastor of Redmond Highland Baptist Church. Arrangements were by Autumn Funerals of Redmond. Monetary or blood donations have been suggested to the American Red Cross in Pearle's memory.
Phillip J. Hill
Former Antelope resident Phillip J. Hill died June 22, in Seattle at the age of 86. Funeral services will be held at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Madras. For time and day contact Bel-Air Colonial Funeral Home at 475-2241. A full obituary will appear in next week's Pioneer.
Madras resident Loy Kay died June 19, 2003, at the age of 88.
Mrs. Kay was born Dec. 15, 1914, in Canton, China, On Sept. 16, 1930, she married Frank (Fong Shew) Kay in China. She was the co-owner of Kay Crop Farms.
Her special interests included watching wrestling, and working with her family.
Survivors include her sons, Robert Kay of Charleston, S.C., and Richard Kay of Alexandria, Va.; daughter, Joyce Edgmon of Madras, and Frances Pon of Foster City, Calif.; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, a brother, and a sister.
Funeral services were held June 24, at Bel-Air Colonial Chapel in Madras. Memorial contributions have been suggested to Mountain View Memorial Garden in care of Mountain View Hospital. Arrangements were under the direction of Bel-Air Colonial Funeral Home in Madras.
Madras resident Frances Sara Keffer died June 11, 2003, at the age of 82.
Mrs. Keffer was born March 15, 1921, in Richmond, Ore., to bob and Bess Wills. She was employed as a desk clerk in the motel industry.
She is survived by one step-daughter. Arrangements are under the direction of Bel-Air Colonial Funeral Home of Madras.
Madras resident Dorotha "Dottie" Kathryn Massey died June 16, 2003, at Mt. View Living Center. She was 81.
Mrs. Massey was born April 13, 1922, in Henryetta, Okla., to George and Emma (Ryal) Hamilton. In high school she was on the state basketball team, and was also the pitcher for her high school softball team.
On March 4, 1941, she married Dallas Massey in Henryetta, Okla., and they moved to Sterling City, Calif., where he worked for the original Diamond International Company.
When the company moved to Red Bluff, Calif., they relocated there. In Red Bluff, she was a member of the First Baptist Church, Tehama County Cow Belles, and was active in the community. She also worked many years for Dr. Roseburg, then for Raley's Drug Store. She always met her friends and family with a quick smile and usually a witty remark. She also enjoyed watching the sports activities of her friends and family members.
In 1997, she moved to Madras because of Alzheimer's Disease. She enjoyed crocheting and Western music, and continued her active life until her health required she move to Mountain View Living Center. There she met a loyal friend, Sherry Eaton, who was with her until the end.
Survivors include her daughters, Jerry Williams of Madras, and Kathryn Miller of Reno, Nev.; grandchildren, Scott and Paul Williams, both of Madras; Deja Miller of Reno, Nev.; great-granddaughter, Michayla Williams of Madras; and brother, Wilson Hamilton of San Bernadino, Calif. She was preceded in death by her husband, three brothers, and four sisters.
A family memorial graveside service will be held. Burial will be at Red Bluff Cemetery in Red Bluff, Calif. Arrangements are under the direction of Bel-Air Colonial Funeral Home of Madras.