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Obituaries for week of 4-11-07


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   Julia Barney
   Warm Springs resident Julia Ione Barney died March 31, 2007, at Mountain View Hospital in Madras at the age of 89.
   Mrs. Barney was born July 3, 1917, in Warm Springs to parents Ed and Ellen (Foster) Hawley. She was a lifetime resident of Warm Springs and an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. She married Theodore Barney, who preceded her in death.
   She was employed as a cook for the Warm Springs Senior Center for many years. She was a member of the Warm Springs Baptist Church, was fluent in her native language, and loved her family and her dog. She enjoyed crocheting bedspreads and making homemade breads and jams.
   Survivors include her daughters, Anna Hurtado of Warm Springs, Pam and Richard Louis of Vernon, B.C., and Donna and Chris Converse of Wasilla, Alaska; brothers, Herbert and Ramsey Hawley, both of Burns; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, sons Victor and Larry; four brothers, Harold, Ray, Ralph and Billy; three sisters, Winnie, Emma and Joann; and grandson, Jay.
   Funeral services were held April 5, at the Warm Springs Baptist Church, followed by burial at Upper Seekseequa Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Bel-Air Colonial Funeral Home of Madras.
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   James Kendall
   Madras resident James Nelson Kendall, 74, died April 5, 2007, at Mountain View Living Center following a long battle with cancer.
   Mr. Kendall was born Feb. 25, 1933, in Phillipsburg, Kan., to Glenn Nelson and Elba Mae Kendall. His family moved to Madras in 1948. He married Peggy Phillamalee in 1950, and they and raised their three children in Madras.
   Mr. Kendall worked as a gas station attendant, drove gas truck for Gordon Shown, and survived a terrible accident on the Deschutes River. He later worked for Paul Jasa at Jasa Ag, and was eventually able to buy his own farm.
   Farming was his heart's passion for many years. He built one of the first portable mint stills in Jefferson County. He also started his own trucking company.
   Mr. Kendall was known for his hard work ethic and for being able to fix anything.
   He was an avid hunter and a pilot and loved flying his Cessna 172 plane. He loved horses, was a member of the Madras Saddle Club, and coached Little League.
   Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Peggy Kendall of Madras; daughter, Cathy Harper and her husband Dale of Redmond; sons, Tim Kendall and his wife Jeanine, and Cecil Kendall and his wife Janice, all of Madras; six granddaughters; three grandsons; and three great-grandchildren; sisters, Opal Newman of Council, Idaho, Margie Bugbee of Phillipsburg, Kan.; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
   A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, April 12, at Bel-Air Colonial Chapel, followed by a reception at the Fireside Room of the First Baptist Church in Madras. A private family burial will be held. Memorial contributions have been suggested to Mountain View Hospice. Arrangements are under the direction of Bel-Air Colonial Funeral Home of Madras.
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   Kimberly Laming
   Kimberly Olson Lewis Laming passed away unexpectedly on April 4, 2007, in a Boise hospital of pneumococcal pneumonia.
   Kim was born June 22, 1962, in Redmond, to parents Ron and Kathie Olson of Madras. She and her two younger siblings were raised in Madras among many aunts, uncles, grandparents, and cousins. She graduated from Madras High School in 1980, then attended Central Oregon Community College followed by Oregon Institute of Technology, graduating from OIT in 1986 with a bachelor's degree in nursing.
   In 1984, she married John V. Lewis. Their son, Jordan, was born the following year. She and John were married for 15 years, eventually moving to Gresham, where Jordan was raised.
   She spent most of her career working as a nurse and in the healthcare field, starting at Merle West Medical Center in Klamath Falls, and working in various positions in Gresham and in the Portland area. Her favorite positions were those involving babies and the elderly, particularly a position as a neonatal nurse at Legacy Emanuel Hospital in Portland.
   She moved to Boise and married Gary Laming in 2003. At the time of her death, she was working with youth at Advocates for Inclusion in Nampa, Idaho. She will be remembered for her loving and compassionate care of both the young and old entrusted to her care.
   Survivors include her son, Jordan Victor Lewis, of Portland; her husband, Gary Laming, of Meridian, Idaho; her parents, Ron and Kathie Olson of Redmond; her brother, Link Olson, and his wife, Sylvan Robb, of Fairbanks, Alaska; her sister, Erin Olson, and her partner, Karyn Vincent, of Portland; her maternal grandfather, Raymond F. Link of Boise, Idaho; and her paternal grandmother, Marguerite Olson, of Madras, along with many beloved aunts, uncles, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Barbara Seabury Link, and her paternal grandfather, Louis M. Olson.
   A memorial service will be held at the United Methodist Church in Madras, at 2 p.m., Thursday, April 12. Memorial contributions have been suggested to the Mountain View Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 46, Madras, 97741.
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   Esther Stevenson
   Madras resident Esther Stevenson died March 31, 2007, at Fox Hollow Assisted Living Center in Bend at the age of 85.
   Mrs. Stevenson was born Feb. 13, 1922, in Nampa, Idaho, to parents Christian and Alta (Pollock) Ulrich. She married Frank Brown in 1940 and he passed away in 1975. She later married Paul Stevenson, and he passed away in 2003.
   She moved to Madras in the early 1960s from Roswell, Idaho. She was always active with her church and in Roswell, had served as an elder for the Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Stevenson loved music and could sing quite well. Her daughter Mary remembered as a child hearing her mother singing "The Lord's Prayer" on the radio. She was very proud of the music at the Madras United Methodist Church, where she was a longtime member and active participant.
   In her younger years, she worked for Allen Electric and also was a cook at the Madras Grade School. She loved both jobs and looked forward to going to work.
   Besides being a member of the Madras United Methodist Church, she was a member of the Eastern Star and the Mountain View Hospital Auxiliary. She was a very proud mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, who loved being with her family.
   Her special interests included knitting, quilting, doing handiwork, and growing flowers. Family and friends will remember her as a very positive woman who always had words of encouragement.
   Survivors include her children and their spouses, Mary and Bob Barnett of Redmond, Betty Jo and Bert Simmons of Sunriver, Bill and Barbara Brown of Bend, Tom and Carol Brown of Concord, N.H., and Robyn and Ken Hansen of Bend; stepson, Brian and Yvonne Stevenson of Alaska; sisters, Vera Barnes of Portland and Martha McArthur of Boise, Idaho; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
   She was preceded in death by her parents, two husbands, a brother, two sisters, and grandchildren Adam Jordan and Valerie Renee Barnett.
   A memorial service was held April 4, at the Madras United Methodist Church. A private burial was held at Mount Jefferson Memorial Park in Madras. Memorial contributions in her name have been suggested to the Madras United Methodist Church. Arrangements were under the direction of Bel-Air Colonial Funeral Home of Madras.
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   Marjorie Taylor
   Madras resident Marjorie Ellen Taylor died March 30, 2007, at the age of 80.
   Mrs. Taylor was born May 2, 1926, in Redmond to parents Fritz and Fannie (Alexander) Haberstich. She was married to Robert Bearer and later to Robert Taylor. She was a lifetime resident of Madras, who was a homemaker and mother.
   She was a lifetime member of Juniper Rebekah Lodge No. 229 and enjoyed being with her family and friends.
   Survivors include her mother, Fannie Regnier of Madras; sons, Jerry Bearer of Tacoma, Wash, Fred Bearer of Spanaway, Wash., Larry Taylor of Greeley, Colo., and James "Paul" Taylor of Colorado Springs, Colo.; daughters, Betty Stewart of Yuma, Ariz., Bobbie "Shorty" Jensen of Phoenix, Ariz.; daughter, Sherry Ramirez of Culver; brothers, Homer Haberstich of Metolius and Fred Haberstich of Boardman; sister, Thelma Krueger of Culver; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father, two husbands and son Robert.
   A memorial service was held April 4, at Bel-Air Colonial Chapel. Memorial contributions have been suggested to the Diabetes Scholarship in Phillip Crask's name, in care of Columbia River Bank. Arrangements were under the direction of Bel-Air Colonial Funeral Home of Madras.
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   William Williams
   Former Madras resident William "Eugene" Williams, a resident of Bend, died April 2, at the age of 69.
   Mr. Williams was born Oct. 10, 1937, in Fort Defiance, Ariz., to parents Laurel and Marvared Williams. He served in the U.S. Air Force for 14 years, then retired from the U.S. Army in 1997 as a staff sargent.
   On Aug. 17, 1955, he married "Bunny" Hedgepeth in Culver. He had worked as a licensed practical nurse at Lakeview Hospital for six years.
   Survivors include his sons, Thomas of Alaska, David, Robert and Russell, all of Bend; daughters, Sheryl Keyes of Bend, and Virginia Repscheger of Raymore, Mo.; his brother, Tom of Arizona; and 11 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife and a daughter.
   A memorial service was held April 7, at the Warm Springs Baptist Church, followed by a reception at Hi Lookee Lodge in Warm Springs. Arrangements were under the direction of Deschutes Memorial Chapel.
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   Stella Wilson
   Madras resident Stella Mae Wilson died March 16, 2007, at Mountain View Hospital at the age of 82.
   Mrs. Wilson was born Jan. 10, 1925, in Norman, Okla., to parents Harvey and Lucy Jane (Brown) Wilson. She married Jimmy Richard Davis. He preceded her in death and she took her maiden name back.
   She had lived in Madras for many years and in the summer time had worked in the fields and in the winter at Madras Produce and the Metolius potato shed. She loved being with her family.
   Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon and Neal Pack of Madras, Betty Dosier of Redmond, Judy and Jim Smith of Portland; son and daughter-in-law, Jimmie Lee and Donna Owens of Port Orford, Ore.; grandchildren, James (and Virginia) Owens, David (Tina) Owens, John (Kim) Owens, Dena (Sean) Wells, Rick Smith, Anthony Smith, James Smith, Angela Reynoso, Leanna Pierce, Belinda Bettencourt, Franklin Dosier, Christy Davidson, Julie Jussop, Janie Davis and Jenny O'Neal Haley; great-grandchildren, Cameron, Jacob, Andrew, Antonio, Tatiana, Tyrell, Natale, Jennifer, Jackie, Justin, Kayla, Kendra, Jordan, Lacey, Daniel, Adam, Breanna, Jennifer, Billy, Jeremy, Amanda, Amy, Sturman, Kayla and Stephanie; great-great-grandchildren, Justine, Skyla, Kayla, Anita and Sara, and step-great-grandchildren, Kayla and Tyler.
   A family gathering was held March 18, at Bel-Air Colonial Chapel, and burial was March 22, at Lakewood Memorial Park in Hughson, Calif. Arrangements were under the direction of Bel-Air Colonial Funeral Home of Madras.