Obits for week of 3-12-08
Ronald Bain Jr.
Culver resident Ronald Donald "Shorty" Bain Jr. died March 5, 2008, at the age of 88.
Mr. Bain was born Dec. 17, 1919, in Antelope to parents Ronald and Cecelia (Fraser) Bain Sr.
He worked as a groundskeeper for the old Deschutes County Fairgrounds from 1962 to the early 1980s.
His interests included well-witching for water and other minerals, and PBR bull riding.
Survivors include his brother, Norman "Sonny" Bail of Culver; and sister, Violet "Tillie" Deinst of Culver. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, and two sisters.
Private services were held, with arrangements by Bel-Air Colonial Funeral Home of Madras.
Bend resident David Rowe Hawkins died Feb. 29, 2008, at the age of 39.
Mr. Hawkins was born April 29, 1968, in Orange, Calif., to parents Jack and Sherryll Hawkins. He married Tricia Wunische on May 18, 2007, in Bend.
He was employed as a salesman with Smolich Motors in Bend. His special interests included golf, sky diving, scuba diving, rock climbing, fishing, kayaking, and being with his family and friends.
Survivors include his wife, Tricia Hawkins of Bend; his mother and stepfather, David and Sherryll Nelson of Madras; sons, 3-year-old Conner Rowe Hawkins, and 6-month-old Cole Ryan Hawkins, both of Bend; brother, Greg Nelson of Caldwell, Idaho; sisters, Carrie Graeme of Madras, Jill Bellis of Anaheim Hills, Calif., and Christy Hall of Bakersfield, Calif.; and his grandmother, Lenora Rowe of Redmond. He was preceded in death by his father, grandparents, a brother and an uncle.
A celebration of his life was held March 6, at the Elks Lodge in Bend. Memorial contributions have been suggested to the Juvenile Diabetes Association or the American Diabetes Foundation. Arrangements were under the direction of Deschutes Memorial Chapel.
IRMA LORINE METCALF
Irma Lorine Metcalf, the youngest of four children, was born to parents William and Emma (Buchholz) Burdt in Eau Claire, Wis., on April 20, 1913 and died in Puyallup, Wash., on March 5, 2008.
Mrs. Metcalf was married to Ralph Metcalf of Altoona, Wis., on June 17, 1932 and they celebrated 65 years of marriage before his death in 1997.
Survivors are, her daughters Sharon Clowers (and spouse Gail) of Tacoma, Wash., and Judith Keillor (and Bill) of Madras; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph, and son Ronald.
During her school years, she was especially interested in all types of art work and excelled at drawing and painting, which she pursued in earnest after her family was grown. Her paintings hung in many galleries in Portland and The Dalles through the years, with family members and friends the recipients of the renderings.
Mrs. Metcalf enjoyed knitting and every type of handcraft, as well as growing an enormous flower garden which contained many unusual plants. She especially enjoyed making Christmas ornaments as special treasures for her grandchildren.
Always active at church wherever they lived, she was a charter member of the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Madras. She served as the founding president of the Madras PTA when it was organized in 1949. Garden Club membership was a priority for her since the 1940s when she joined the Dufur Garden Club, whose members honored her in 1995 as a 50-plus year member. She also held membership in the Maupin Garden Club, the District Garden Club and the Rebekah Lodge.
No service is planned at her request and the cremated remains will be scattered with her husband's in the Mount Hood National Forest where many camping vacations were enjoyed with children and grandchildren.
Last week's obituary on Gustena Stuck had wrong information on the type of business she had. Mrs. Stuck ran an upholstery business in Tacoma, Wash.