Obituaries for week of 7-30-03
Former area resident Gary F. Anstett died July 24, in Warm Springs under circumstances that are under investigation. He was 53.
Mr. Anstett was born July 1, 1950, in Robinsdale, Minn., to parents Robert and Mildred (Baumgartner) Anstett. He worked for many years at Warm Springs Forest Products Industries. He later traveled in his car and lived all over Oregon, most recently in Milwaukie.
Survivors include his sons, Jason Anstett and Randall Anstett, both of Washougal, Wash., Jess Anstett of Madras; sisters, Mary Rife and Betty Fisher, both of Riverside, Calif., and Donna Kelsey of Auburn, Calif.; and brother, Joseph Anstett of Madras.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Aug. 1, at Bel-Air Colonial Funeral Home of Madras. Inurnment will be at Grey Butte Cemetery.
Redmond resident Susan Renee (Overton) Dougherty died July 17, 2003, at the age of 43.
She was born in Baker City on July 14, 1960, to parents Robert and Donnie (Cole) Overton, and attended Baker City high school.
She worked for the Eltrym Theater in Baker City, then moved to Central Oregon in 1986 and married Mike Dougherty in Bend.
She was a homemaker and mother, was affiliated with the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, and her interests included ceramics, fishing, camping, and going to yard sales.
Survivors include her daughters, Jessica, Megan and Chelsie Dougherty of Redmond; mother, Donnie Gervais; and sister, Debra Harris, both of Baker City; grandmother, Myrtle Cole of Baker City; her former husband, Mike Dougherty of Crooked River Ranch; and one grandchild. She was preceded in death by her father.
A graveside memorial service was held July 25, at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Baker City. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 5331 MacAdam Ave., Suite 340, Portland, OR 97239. Arrangements were under the direction of Autumn Funerals.
Warm Springs resident Corwin Joseph Howtopat died July 19, 2003, at the age of 44.
Mr. Howtopat was born Oct. 20, 1958, in Redmond to parents Johnnie Howtopat and Carol Craig. He worked as a general laborer. He was a lifetime resident of Warm Springs and an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs.
Survivors include his mother, Carol Craig of Warm Springs; sons, Corwin Howtopat of Canada, Develon Howtopat of Tahola, Wash., Michael and Kendall Bobb of Warm Springs; daughters, Astra Howtopat, Patricia Howtopat, both of Tahola, Wash.; brothers, Samuel Kentura, Oswald Tias and Vernon Tias, all of Warm Springs; sisters, Mariam Tias and Martha Anderson, both of Warm Springs; and one grandchild.
A dressing ceremony was held July 22, at Simnasho Longhouse, and burial was July 23, at sunrise at Simnasho Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Bel-Air Colonial Funeral Home of Madras.
Madras resident Verna Mae Kauffman died July 27, 2003, at the age of 96. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, July 31, at Bel-Air Chapel in Madras. A reception will follow immediately afterward at the Madras Elks Lodge. Private inurnment will be in Eureka, Calif. Memorial contributions have been suggested to Mountain View Hospice, in care of Mountain View Hospital. A full obituary will appear in next week's Pioneer.