Obituaries for week of 4-23-08
Paul E. Beebe
Paul E. Beebe, of Warm Springs, died April 6, 2008, of natural causes at age 93.
A celebration of his life will be held Thursday, April 24, at 11 a.m. at Metolius Friends Community Church in Metolius.
Mr. Beebe was born Aug. 3, 1914, in Pulaski, N.Y., to Ora and Mabel Beebe. He grew up in upstate New York, where he met and later married Iva Weideman at Sandy Creek, N.Y., on Nov. 25, 1936. She passed away Sept. 30, 2006, just two months before their 70th wedding anniversary.
After graduating from high school, Mr. Beebe worked various jobs throughout the Great Depression. During World War II, he was employed by the Navy Department at Sampson Naval Base in upstate New York.
Following the war, he traveled throughout upstate New York as an automotive salesman for a company of which he was part owner.
In 1959, he and his wife Iva purchased and ran a motel on Lake George, N.Y. During the winter months, they managed several large hotels/motels in West Palm Beach, Fla. They retired to Punta Gorda, Fla., after selling their motel on Lake George.
After their son Jim died in the mid-1970s, they came to the Madras/Warm Springs area to be closer to their daughter Jeanne. During the five years they lived in this area, Mr. Beebe worked as front desk and gift shop manager at Kah-Nee-Ta Resort.
They returned to Florida in 1981, where they lived until 2000, when they returned to Oregon after Iva Beebe had a major stroke. The two were at East Cascade Assisted Living Center until 2003, when they moved to High Lookee Lodge, where they spent their remaining years.
Mr. Beebe was very active in Boy Scouts, having earned his Eagle Scout award with three palms in his high school years. He was both a Boy Scout and Sea Scout leader before and during his son's scouting years. Both his son Jim and son-in-law Bill Apgar were also Eagle Scouts.
He enjoyed the outdoors and camped with his family from the time his children were young up until they left home. He also enjoyed working with his hands and socializing.
Mr. Beebe was active at High Lookee and was always running around on his electric scooter.
Mr. Beebe is survived by his daughter Jeanne and son-in-law Bill Apgar, of Madras, five grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his wife Iva; his daughter Donna Beebe; son Jim Beebe; and his granddaughter Wendy Apgar.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Jefferson County Hospice. Deschutes Memorial Chapel and Gardens, of Bend, is in charge of arrangements.
Madras resident Charles Robert "Bob" Billingsley died April 15, 2008, at the age of 79.
Mr. Billingsley was born Feb. 12, 1929, in Marshalene, Mo., to parents Clifford and Linda (Knight) Billingsley. He married Shirley Claymore on July 23, 1953, in Big Timber, Mont., and moved to Central Oregon from South Dakota in 1953.
He was self-employed in livestock sales, and raised horses in Madras for many years. His special interests included enjoying his horses and family.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley Billingsley of Madras; son, Ken Billingsley of Maricopa, Ariz.; daughters, Barbara Moschetti and Brenda Bill, both of Madras; brother, Ted Billingsley of Madras, and Jim Billingsley of Winnemucca, Nev.; and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters.
A memorial service was held April 22, at the Central Oregon Livestock Auction in Madras, followed by a reception, also at the auction yard. Arrangements were under the direction of Bel-Air Colonial Funeral Home of Madras.
Madras resident Lonnie Dee Parsley died April 17, 2008, at Ochoco Care Center in Prineville at the age of 52.
Mr. Parsley was born Jan. 24, 1956, in Albany, to parents Clifford Foy and Naomi (Slaughter) Parsley. He came to Madras in the early 1960s form Sweet Home. After graduating from Madras High School, he worked for years with his father at the Western Auto Store in Madras until his retirement. He was engaged to Donyelle Robertson of Madras.
His special interests included hunting and fishing, mechanics, collectibles, and spending time with his son. He loved to laugh with his many friends.
Survivors include his fiancee, Donyelle Robertson of Madras; son, Don Lee Francis Robertson of Madras; and the entire Robertson family.
A graveside service will be held April 25, at 1 p.m., at Gray Butte Cemetery. A reception will follow at the Madras Christian Church, 115 S.E. C St. Arrangements are under the direction of Bel-Air Colonial Funeral Home of Madras.
Wayne T. Schjoll
Wayne Thomas Schjoll, 51, of Madras, died April 12, 2008, as the result of a motorcycle accident on Culver Highway.
Mr. Schjoll was born Jan. 8, 1957, to parents Delford and Agatha (Newgard) Schjoll, in Salem. He moved to Madras from Monmouth in 1964.
He was the owner of several local businesses, including Double Take Clothing, the Desert Inn and the Rialto Tavern.
His special interests included hunting, fishing, flying, motorcycle riding, and his family. He was a devoted son.
Survivors include his life partner, Jan Six of Madras; mother, Agatha Schjoll of Madras; son, Jason Schjoll of Warm Springs; daughter, Ayrian Schjoll of Madras; brothers, Richard Schjoll of Madras, Art Schjoll of Prineville, David Schjoll of Missouri; and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father and a brother.
A memorial service was held April 21, at the Jefferson County Senior Center in Madras, with arrangements under the direction of Bel-Air Colonial Funeral Home of Madras.
Memorial donations have been suggested to SCOOTERS (Southern Central Oregon Outreach Toy Run), Box 1195, LaPine, OR 97739, or Black Horse Toy Run, 20585 Brinson Blvd., No. 8, Bend, OR 97701.