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Obituaries for week of 12-20-06


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   Fern Begay
   Simnasho resident Fern Queahpama Begay died Dec. 11, 2006, at Mountain View Hospital at the age of 69.
   Mrs. Begay was born May 23, 1937, in Simnasho to parents Hartman and Edith (Quinn) Queahpama. On Dec. 5, 1964, she married Tom Begay Sr. in Warm Springs.
   She was a lifetime resident of Warm Springs and an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. She was a member of the Lincoln Powwow Committee and the election board.
   Her special interests included doing beadwork, reading, attending powwows and rodeos, and watching sports events.
   Survivors include her sons, Anson Begay of Simnasho, Tom Begay Jr. of Warm Springs; brother, Calvin Queahpama of Simnasho; sisters, Norene Greene of Simnasho, Anna Clements of Warm Springs, Nancy Tailfeathers of Simnasho, Grace and Queahpama of Warm Springs.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, children Roman and Rowena, and a brother.
   A dressing ceremony was held Dec. 13, at the Simnasho Longhouse, followed by an overnight service. Burial was Dec. 14, at the Simnasho Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Bel-Air Colonial Funeral Home in Madras.
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   Joan Swanhart
   Madras resident Joan Barbara Swanhart died Dec. 13, 2006, at the age of 69.
   Mrs. Swanhart was born Oct. 27, 1937, in Sayreville, N.J., to parents Frank and Mary (Kalafor) Galinski. On June 14, 1958, she married Donald Swanhart in Sayreville. She was a homemaker and also worked as a secretary for Radio Shack.
   She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, and her special interests included her family and cats, fishing with her husband, playing bingo and exercising at the Madras senior center.
   Survivors include her daughters, Sandra Rudd of Culver, Linda Tucker of Jonesboro, Ark.; brothers, Frank Galinski of Port Richie, Fla.; sisters, Irene Allegro of Calyfon, N.J.; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
   A memorial service was held Dec. 12, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Madras. Arrangements were under the direction of Bel-Air Colonial Funeral Home of Madras.
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   Thomas Wayne Sr.
   Madras resident Thomas Henry Wayne Sr. died Dec. 12, 2006, at the age of 64.
   Mr. Wayne was born Aug. 14, 1942, in Portland, to parents Archer and Mary (Lieble) Wayne. He married his first wife, Sandra Waynen, on April 23, 1962. She passed away in 1999. He married his second wife, Jo Wayne, in January 2006. He was employed as a police officer for Multnomah County.
   He was a member of the Madras Elks Lodge and Lincoln City Eagles Lodge, and his special interests included camping, hunting and fishing.
   Survivors include his wife, Jo Wayne of Lincoln City; son, Tom Wayne Jr. of Yelm; daughter, Kathy Baker of Boardman; brother, Bill Wayne of Madras; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, a brother and two sisters.
   A graveside service was held Dec. 16, at Mt. Jefferson Memorial Park Cemetery in Madras. Arrangements were under the direction of Bel-Air Colonial Funeral Home of Madras.