Obituaries for week of 12-8-04
Former area resident Michael E. Cunningham died Nov. 19, 2004, at his home in Hines. He was 48.
Mr. Cunningham was born July 14, 1956, in Pendleton to parents Robert and Dorothy (Lamb) Cunningham. The early years of his life were spent in Pendleton, Salem and Hermiston. In 1963, the family moved to Ontario, where he attended school, graduating from Ontario High School in 1975, then from Treasure Valley Community College in 1978, with a degree in forestry. He had recently completed an advanced technical fire management training program, which, in conjunction with his previous credits, gave him the equivalent of a bachelor's degree.
During college, and after graduating, he worked for the Bureau of Land Management in Vale as a firefighter. After college, he also worked for the Bureau of Indian Affairs on the Warm Springs Reservation in various timber and fire management positions. In addition, he was a volunteer firefighter for the city of Warm Springs for several years.
Mr. Cunningham was a recognized behavior specialist, serving on regional incident command overhead teams and training firefighters in skills for fighting fire and in fire behavior. His travels in this capacity ranged from Florida to Alaska.
In November 2003, he moved to Hines to be the fire management officer on the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, where he remained until his death.
He had a great love for the outdoors, especially deer and elk hunting and fishing with his close buddies. He was fascinated by fire behavior and his work in fire management.
Survivors include his parents, Robert Cunningham of Ontario and Dorothy Birindelli of Arcata, Calif.; his brothers and their wives, Patrick and Cathy Cunningham of Corvallis; Shan and Jacki Cunningham of Myrtle Point; his sister, Karen Cunningham of Madras; nephews, Jeffrey Cunningham and Brandon Cunningham; niece, Erin Cunningham; stepmother, Esperanza Cunningham, stepfather, Mario Birindelli; stepbrothers, Marvin Romey, Curtis Romey, Brent Romey and Rusty Birindelli; stepsisters, Katharyn Waldemer and Colleen Moore; two special friends, Theresa Morris of Madras and Eddie Lemos of Ontario.
A memorial mass was held Dec. 6, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Ontario, with Father W. Raymond Jarboe presiding. Arrangements were under the direction of Lienkaemper Chapel in Ontario. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.
Terrebonne resident Mary Alice "Peggy" Frier died Dec. 1, 2004, at the age of 82.
Mrs. Frier was born April 21, 1922, in Melstone, Mont., to parents Eugene and Inice Elizabeth (Hourigan) Pegg. She graduated from Custer High School in Custer, Mont.
On Feb. 15, 1958, she married Frank Frier in Bend. She was employed as a meat wrapper for Erickson's Market in Bend, and also worked for Wagner's Market and Three Boys Market in Bend for many years.
Her special interests included crocheting, gardening, and taking long Sunday drives with her husband.
Survivors include her husband, Frank Frier of Terrebonne; sons, Dennis Frier of Madras, and Michael Frier of Redmond; daughters, Marva Jean Kalinoski of Gresham, Judy Teply of Champion, Neb., and Sandra June Frier of Eugene; nine grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, and two sisters.
A memorial service was held Dec. 4, at Niswonger-Reynolds Funeral Home's Redmond chapel.
Grace Etta (Trimble) Montgomery, a tenant of High Lookee Lodge, died Dec. 3, 2004, at the age of 91.
Mrs. Montgomery was born July 25, 1913, in Interior, S.D., to parents Guy and Lucy (Randall) Trimble. On Jan. 17, 1955, she married Richard Montgomery in Centralia, Wash.
She owned and operated Marie's Saloon in Vancouver, Wash. for many years. She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Vancouver, and her special interests included sewing, making dolls and clothing for them, sewing ribbon shirts and doing handcrafts.
Two years ago, she moved to Warm Springs from Vancouver, Wash., to be near her sons.
Survivors include her sons, Trimble Cannon of Terrebonne, Gordon Cannon of Madras and Bruce Cannon of Eugene; daughters, Betty Music of Drum Right, Okla., and Mary Lee Kelly of Honolulu, Hawaii; brother, Charles Trimble of Omaha, Neb.; 13 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a child, her husband, five brothers and five sisters.
A funeral service was held Dec. 7, at Bel-Air Colonial Chapel in Madras. A private family ceremony was held at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland. Arrangements were under the direction of Bel-Air Colonial Funeral Home of Madras.
Madras resident Margaret Jane Morrow died Nov. 29, 2004, at the age of 86.
Mrs. Morrow was born March 19, 1918, in Holdenville, Okla., to parents Dean D. and Margaret F. "Margie" Mathis. She graduated from high school in Holdenville and from Oklahoma A&M College (now Oklahoma State University). She received an Oklahoma teaching certificate in 1940, and taught in Oklahoma, including at Wetumka Junior College and the Wetumka School District.
In 1944, she moved to Oregon and taught high school English and home economics at Halfway, Ore. In 1945, she moved to Madras and began teaching at Madras High School.
On Sept. 1, 1948, she married Andrew J. Morrow in Redmond. The Morrows lived in Madras, but later moved to Grizzly, where they lived on the Morrow family ranch. In 1964, they returned to Madras and have lived at their current address for over 38 years.
One of her teaching innovations at Madras was a boy's home economics class. The Bend Bulletin reported on a 1947 field trip by her boys' class, and described the class as teaching cooking, sewing, family relations and money management. The trip was cut short, because the boys needed to return to Madras for football practice, since most of them were on the team.
After a break from education, while she raised her two sons, Mrs. Morrow returned to the Jefferson County schools as a librarian, and worked there until retirement.
A lifelong reader and teacher, she attended the Oregon Shakespearean Festival in Ashland for many years. She was active in Study Club, a local book discussion group, and also served as the regional vice president of the Oregon Cowbelles, which at the time was an affiliate of the Oregon Cattlemen's Association.
Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Andrew J. Morrow; sons, Andrew J. Morrow Jr. of Portland, and Dean M. Morrow of Salem; grandchildren, Andrew III of Plymouth, N.H., Jackquelyn of Portland, Sean of Corvallis, and Chad, Nicholas and Kyle, all of Salem; and a brother, William Mathis of Cadmenton, Mo. She was preceded in death by a sister, Doris Smith.
A recitation of the Rosary was held Dec. 3, at Bel-Air Chapel, and Mass of Christian Burial on Dec. 4, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Madras. Memorial contributions have been suggested to Mountain View Hospice in Madras.
Madras resident Susanna Margaret Parish died Nov. 30, in an accident at the Bright Wood mill. She was 29.
Ms. Parish was born July 16, 1975, in Goldendale, Wash., to parents Ross and Nancy (Pierce) Parish. She moved to Madras in 2001 from Jerome, Idaho, and was employed at Bright Wood Corporation.
She was a member of the Madras Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness and her special interests included reading, watching old movies, decorating her home and shopping. She was known as a giving person.
Survivors include her parents, Ross and Nancy Parish of Madras; brother and his wife, Matthew and Mauna Parish of Madras; sisters and their husbands, Sally and Robby Patrick of LaPine, and Angela and Gregory Peck of Springfield; grandmother, Elsie Pedrin of Wakefield, Mich.; nieces, Victoria Peck of Springfield, and Abigayle Patrick of LaPine; nephews, Nathaniel and Nicholas Patrick, both of LaPine; and Ethan Peck of Springfield.
A memorial service was held Dec. 4, at the Madras Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness. Memorial contributions have been suggested to the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness. Arrangements were under the direction of Bel-Air Colonial Funeral Home of Madras.
Omar Winishut Jr.
Warm Springs resident Omar Winishut Jr. died Dec. 5, 2004, at the home of a friend. He was 44.
Mr. Winishut was born Oct. 28, 1960, in Madras to parents Omar Winishut Sr. and Naomi Kalama. He was a lifetime resident of Warm Springs and an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. He was employed by Warm Springs Forest Products.
Survivors include his brother, Frank Switzler of Warm Springs; and sisters, Teresa Van Pelt and Rachel Winishut, both of Warm Springs.
A dressing ceremony was held Dec. 7, at the Agency Longhouse. Burial was Dec. 8, at the Agency Cemetery in Warm Springs. Arrangements were under the direction of Bel-Air Colonial Funeral Home of Madras.