Obituaries for week of 7-9-03
Warm Springs resident David Miller Kalama died June 29, 2003, at his home. He was 36.
Mr. Kalama was born Nov. 2, 1966, in Redmond to parents Frank Kalama Sr. and Rose Marie Dick. He was a lifetime resident of Warm Springs, and an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. He attended school in Metolius and Madras, and graduated from Madras High School. In high school, he was a member of the MHS Drama Club all four years, and appeared in many school plays. After school, he attended Phagan's Beauty College in Bend and was a self-employed cutting hair from his home. He enjoyed square and line dancing, and liked to help people in need.
Survivors include his mother, Rose Mitchell of Warm Springs; foster parents, June and Loyal Miller of Metolius; brothers, Larry Dick, Leander Kalama and Frankie Kalama, all of Warm Springs; Dan Miller of Madras; sisters, Roberta Williams, Betty Elaine Kalama, Jesslyn Allen, all of Warm Springs, Sharon Haag of Madras, Linda Mabee of Portland, and Christine Vender of Monument.
A dressing ceremony was held June 30 at Agency Longhouse in Warm Springs, followed by overnight services. Burial was at sunrise July 1, at the Mouth of the Warm Springs River Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Bel-Air Colonial Funeral Home of Madras.
Madras-Warm Springs resident Michael David Frank Summerhalter died June 28, 2003, at his home at the age of 43.
Mr. Summerhalter was born Jan. 31, 1960, to parents Adkins Frank and Betty June Dick. He was a lifetime resident of Madras and warm Springs and an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. He worked all types of jobs, and enjoyed his friends and dogs.
Survivors include his wife, Nancy Summerhalter of Madras; son, Michael Summerhalter Jr. of Madras; brother, William "Bear Cat" Frank of Warm Springs; and two grandsons.
A dressing ceremony was held June 30, at Agency Longhouse in Warm Springs, followed by overnight services. Burial was at sunrise July 1, at the Mouth of the Warm Springs River Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Bel-Air Colonial Funeral Home of Madras.
Leata Ann Cross Taylor
Redmond resident Leata Ann Cross Taylor died June 29, 2003, of natural causes. She was 71.
Mrs. Taylor was born May 16, 1932 in Eugene to James and Charlotte (Curtis) Lamb. She married Willis Taylor on March 14, 1992, in Reno, Nev.
She worked as a bookkeeper for several area companies including Production Credit Association, Pepsi Company and Seven-Up Bottling Company in Bend, Jefferson County Co-op in Madras and Copeland Lumber Company.
Her special interests included fishing, hunting, collecting antiques, animals and the outdoors.
Survivors include her husband, Willis Taylor of Redmond; sons, Clark Couch of Ashwood, Randy Clark of Redmond, and Alan Clark of Madras; daughters, Linda Worlein of Bend and Monnie McKay of Eugene; sister Beth Garboden of Klamath Falls; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister.
Funeral services were held July 3, at Redmond Memorial Chapel, followed by graveside services at Eternal Hills Cemetery in Klamath Falls.
Memorial contributions have been suggested to the Hospice of Redmond, Sisters and Grant County, 7325 SW 23rd St., Redmond, OR 97756. Arrangements were under the direction of Redmond Memorial Chapel.