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Obits for week of 1-2-08


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   Stella "Sam" Clark
   Culver resident Stella "Sam" Dawn Clark died Dec. 25, 2007, of heart failure at the age of 70.
   Mrs. Clark was born Dec. 10, 1937, in Myrtle Point, Ore., to parents Donaldson and Geraldine (Reed) Wilson. On March 17, 1974, she married Daniel Clark in Reno, Nev. They moved to Culver 40 years ago from Coquille, Ore., where she was employed as an insurance agent.
   She was active in several clubs including the Rebekah Lodge, saddle club, garden club, and the Royal Neighbor Club of America. She was currently serving as a member of the Culver City Council, and served on the Culver Road Commission, and Culver Police Commission.
   Her special interests included going to yard sales, hunting, her horses, and spending time with her family. She had a great passion for doing volunteer work.
   Survivors include her children, Patricia Hager of Lincoln, Neb., Charles Snyder Jr. of Pendleton, Debra Hussey of Bend, Jacqueline Snyder of Nevada City, Calif., Richard Snyder of Phoenix, Ariz., Betty Davenport of Madras, James Clark of Madras, Dorothy Clark of Culver, June Bitner of Culver, Donna Pickett of Metolius, and Danny Clark of Metolius; brothers, Edward Wilson of Oregon City, and Raymond Wilson of Montesano, Wash.; mother, Geraldine Wilson Newton of Culver; stepfather, Jerry Newton of Culver; 23 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Daniel in November of 2001.
   Funeral services were held Dec. 31 at the Culver Christian Church, followed by burial at Gray Butte Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Bel-Air Colonial Funeral Home of Madras. Memorial contributions have been suggested to the High Desert Humane Society, P.O. Box 274, Madras, OR 97741.
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   Allan Ettinger Jr.
   Former Madras resident Allan Thomas Ettinger Jr., died Dec. 23, 2007, at his home in Prineville at the age of 82.
   Mr. Ettinger was born June 11, 1925, in Taylorville, Ill., to parents Mary (Rigsby) and Allan T. Ettinger Sr. As a youth, he moved with his family to Myrtle Creek in 1934. He attended and graduated from Brookings High School in 1943. In 1952, he married Bernice "Bonnie" Stotenburg in North Bend, Ore.
   He was the postmaster for over 20 years in Brookings, retiring in 1975. The Ettingers moved to Madras in 1990 and then to Prineville in 1998.
   Mr. Ettinger was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Prineville first ward. He enjoyed the outdoors, raised mules for many years, and packed into wilderness areas with his mules. He also enjoyed shooting, camping, hunting and fishing, and reading all kinds of books, especially Louis L'Amour.
   Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Ettinger of Prineville; son, Allan T. Ettinger III "Jack" and his wife Tara of Helix, Ore.; two daughters, Julie Woodman and her husband Steven of North Bend, Jan Schink and her husband Andrew of Eugene; three grandchildren, Garret Woodman of Reno, Nev., Joseph and Rylee Ettinger, both of Helix; brothers, Steve Ettinger and his wife Michelle of Saint Maries, Idaho, and Dallas Ettinger and his wife Linda of Brookings; sisters, Willey Archibald and her husband Pete of Central Point, Ore., Yoland Barth and her husband Don of Newport, Anna Sparks of San Diego, Calif., and Donna Scott and her husband Ron of Cannon Beach, Ore.
   He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and one brother.
   Graveside services were held Dec. 28, at Juniper Haven Cemetery in Prineville, officiated by Bishop Curt Workman of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Prineville first ward.
   Memorial contributions have been suggested to Pioneer Memorial Hospice, 1201 N.E. Elm St., Prineville, OR 97754. Arrangements were under the direction of Prineville Funeral Home.
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   Louise Faubion
   Madras resident Louise "Susie" Alma Faubion, died at her home Dec. 13, 2007, at the age of 73.
   Mrs. Faubion was born March 10, 1934, in Gresham to parents Cyrus and Alma (Larsen) Alexander. She grew up in Orient, Ore., near Gresham, and graduated from Gresham High School in 1952.
   She married her high school sweetheart, Myrle LeRoy Faubion, on June 7, 1952. In 1958, they moved to Madras where they started their own Massey Ferguson Tractor Sales and Service shop.
   In 1963, they moved to the south end of town and started Faubion and Sons, which evolved into a 24-hour auto and diesel truck engine repair shop. They also had a hay hauling service, for which Louise drove truck. She also was a welder at Keith Manufacturing in Madras.
   She took in foster boys from the McLaren School for Boys and over a period of 20 years, took 127 boys and one girl into her home.
   Her special interests included fishing, hunting, gambling, sewing and playing the accordion for people on holidays.
   Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy and James Caikoski of Madras, Lori and Ron Binder of Madras; son, Loren Faubion and Tammy Martin of Madras; foster sons, Jay Paul of Seaside and Dennis Brown of Arizona; 13 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren; brothers and sister-in-law, Richard and Diane Alexander of Gresham, and Cyrus Alexander of Madras; sister-in-law Joann Faubion of Salem; and sister, Lois Sidariam of San Jose, Calif.
   She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 50 years Myrle, and her oldest son, Dennis Faubion.
   A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 5, at the United Methodist Church in Madras, followed by a luncheon to which all friends are welcome. Memorial contributions have been suggested to Shriners Hospital, or the American Cancer Society. Arrangements were under the direction of Bel-Air Colonial Funeral Home of Madras.
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   Edith Muzgay
   Madras resident Edith Marion Muzgay died Dec. 20, 2007, at the age of 76.
   Mrs. Muzgay was born April 19, 1931, in Kinton, Ore., to parents Fred M. and Edith E. Van Kleek. She was a high school graduate.
   In 1963, she married Henry Muzgay in Reno, Nev. They moved to Madras that same year. She worked as a waitress in several restaurants over the years, and was co-owner of Madras Taxi from 1970 to 1982.
   Her special interests included hunting, camping, reading and gardening.
   Survivors include her sons, William Hall Jr. of Newberg, Fred Hall of Forest Grove, Richard Hall and Jeff Hall, both of Madras; sisters, Ruth Moffit and Irene Van Kleek, both of Beaverton, and Marjorie Thomas of Portland; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
   No services were scheduled. Arrangements were under the direction of Deschutes Memorial Chapel.
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   Laura Thompson
   Culver resident Laura Lee Thompson, 76, died at home Dec. 18, 2007, surrounded by her family.
   Survivors include her brother, Gerald; her daughters, Peggy, Pat, Pam and Penny; 20 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
   A private family service was held.