Kent Moody Bauer
Former Madras area resident Kent Moody Bauer died of cancer May 18, 2006, in Tigard, at the age of 59.
Mr. Bauer was born May 19, 1947, in Portland, to parents Roberta and Malcolm Bauer. His father was employed as a literary editor at The Oregonian. Kent graduated from Catlin Gabel High School in Lake Oswego, then came to Central Oregon at age 18, and resided at the Circle H Youth Ranch south of Madras.
He attended Central Oregon Community College for two years, then moved to Ashland to attend Southern Oregon College. He returned to the ranch and worked at the Full Circle Seed Plant and Interior Elevator in Madras for many years, then moved to Forest Grove to attend Pacific University. While in college, he worked as a proofreader at the Forest Grove newspaper. He also wrote stories and articles for several other papers during his college years.
Returning to Madras, he lived on Jefferson Street and was employed at Grandma Hoffy's Restaurant for several years. He was diagnosed with melanoma in 2004, at which time he went to Oregon Health Sciences University for treatment and remained in Portland.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Madras and sang in the choir as well as singing solos. He enjoyed church and music activities.
Survivors include his mother, Roberta Bauer of Lake Oswego; sisters, Betty and Mary Bauer, and Jeanie Maynard; his niece Annie; and his foster mother, Reata Horney of Madras.
He was preceded in death by his father, Malcolm Bauer his foster father, Erwin Horney, and foster sister, Judy Horney.
No services were held, but a memorial in his honor was read at the First Baptist Church in Madras by his foster family.