Obituaries for week of 1-12-05
Warm Springs resident Janice Gilbert died Jan. 8, 2005, at the age of 47.
Ms. Gilbert was born Feb. 9, 1957, at Warm Springs to parents Allen Gilbert Sr. and Dora Meanus. She was a lifetime resident of Warm Springs and an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. She was employed at Warm Springs Forest Products Industries.
Survivors include her son, James Johnson of Warm Springs; her father, Allen Gilbert of Warm Springs; brother, Allen Gilbert Jr., all of Warm Springs; sisters, Lucille Aguilar, Susan Gilbert, Jessica Finch, Evelyn Gilbert, all of Warm Springs, and Ellen Gilbert of Eugene.
Prayer services were held at her residence Jan. 11, and dressing ceremonies will be Jan. 12, at Agency Longhouse. Burial will be Jan. 13, at 10 a.m., at Agency Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Bel-Air Colonial Funeral Home of Madras.
Warm Springs resident Louise Stwyer Hellon died Jan. 8, 2005, at her home, at the age of 88.
Mrs. Hellon was born May 23, 1916, in Warm Springs, to parents Henry and Florence Stwyer. She was married to Wilkins Hellon, who preceded her in death.
She was a lifetime resident of Warm Springs and an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. She was employed in the housekeeping department of Kah-Nee-Ta Resort.
Survivors include her son, Samuel Starr of Warm Springs; daughter, Cherilyn Starr of Warm Springs; four grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.
Prayer services were held at her residence Jan. 9, and the dressing ceremony Jan. 10, at the Simnasho Longhouse. Burial was Jan. 11, at Simnasho Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Bel-Air Colonial Funeral Home of Madras.
Madras resident Dale B. Killingsworth died Jan. 5, 2005, as the result of a car accident on Highway 97. He was 51.
Mr. Killingsworth was born Dec. 31, 1953, in Colfax, Wash., to parents Kenneth and Margorie (Beckley) Killingsworth. He attended grade school in Benge, Wash., junior high in Corvallis, and graduated from Wheeler High School.
He went on to earn a bachelor of science degree in agricultural engineering and technology from Oregon State University.
On June 26, 1976, he and his wife Mickey were married at Halfway, Ore. They moved to Madras in 1978 from the Tri-City area in Washington. He was employed at Keith Manufacturing as a sawyer/welder, and also was a sheep rancher.
He was a member of the Jefferson County Farm Bureau, the Jefferson County Livestock Association, and was a Jefferson County 4-H leader for 27 years.
Survivors include his wife, Mickey Killingsworth of Madras; mother, Margorie Killingsworth of Washington; brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Carol Killingsworth of Spokane, Wash.; sisters and their spouses, Shirley and John McLean of Coulee City, Wash., Carol and Rick Killingsworth of Fall City, Wash., Jeannie and Dan Gullett of Prineville; brothers-in-law, Andrew McGreener of Halfway, Ore., and Jack McGreener of Ft. Worth, Texas; mother-in-law, E.J. McGreener of Halfway; nieces and their husbands, Tammy and John Hossfeld of Seattle, Wash., and Lisa and Trevor Quinlan of Prineville; Ruth McLean of Spokane, Wash.; nephews, Don Gullett of Missoula, Mont., Ted McLean of Spokane, Wash.; grandnieces, Laccee and Tyce Harris, both of Prineville; grandnephews, Brady Hossfeld of Seattle, Ethan Gullett and Bubba Harris, both of Prineville. He was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Killingsworth.
A memorial service will be held from 4 to 8 p.m., Friday, Jan. 21, at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds in Madras. Memorial contributions have been suggested to the Jefferson County Farm Bureau, Jefferson County 4-H Youth programs, or the Jefferson County Food Bank.
Arrangements were under the direction of Bel-Air Colonial Funeral Home of Madras.