Obituaries for week of 6-6-12
Patricia Earlene Anderson
May 27, 1934 - May 27 2012
Former Warm Springs resident Patricia Earlene Anderson died May 27, 2012, in Bend, at the age of 78.
She was born May 27, 1934. She spent her career as a teacher at Warm Springs Elementary. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, June 9, at Grace Baptist Church, 566 N.E. Clay Ave., Bend, followed by a reception. Arrangements are by Baird Funeral Home of Bend.
Elmer William Folkestad
February 11, 1923 - June 2, 2012
Redmond resident Elmer William Folkestad passed away June 2, 2012, in Bend at the age of 89.
He was born Feb. 11, 1923, at the family farm home in New Wilmot, S.D., to Jacob and Ida Folkestad, during the worst blizzard in a century.
He attended school in a one-room, one-teacher schoolhouse containing eight grades and from 30 to 35 students. After graduating with honors, Elmer moved to his paternal grandparents' homestead near Clinton, Minn., where he helped his uncle Oscar Jacobson farm.
When his uncle entered the service, he took over the farm until he entered the Navy in December 1943. While in the Navy, he served aboard a carrier, performing submarine patrol and giving air support to troops who were reclaiming islands held by the Japanese.
During the invasion of the Philippines, the carrier was struck by a two-engine kamikaze plane, carrying two 500-pound bombs. Although the ship didn't sink, it was badly damaged, and with the aid of a tug boat, was returned to San Francisco, Calif., for repairs.
After the surrender, his group was put into service returning Japanese prisoners to Japan and returning American soldiers to the U.S., until April 1946, when the ship was mothballed and Elmer was discharged.
He married Wanda Hoskins on Feb. 1, 1949, in Prosser, Wash. He worked several jobs in Washington and Oregon until joining Boise Cascade Co. in 1958, where he worked until retirement in 1983.
While with Boise Cascade Co., he held several management positions and was a member of the executive compensation committee.
After retirement, he and Wanda moved to Redmond, where he was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church, the American Legion, and the Elks Lodge.
He came from a family of 10 children (one boy and three girls). He and Wanda had five children (one boy and four girls).
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Wanda Folkestad; his children, Karen Murray of Gaston, Ore., Donna Eason of Tigard, Ellen Salonius of Redmond, Gary Folkestad of Las Vegas, Nev., and Janis Dinkel of Metolius; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren; sister, Ruth; and brother, Milton. He was preceded in death by his grandson Christopher Dinkel.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, June 7, at Zion Lutheran Church in Redmond. Arrangements are under the direction of Bel-Air Colonial Funeral Home of Madras.
Carmen Anne Chester Fones
January 3, 1948 - May 28, 2012
Carmen Anne Chester Fones passed away on May 28, 2012, in Bend, at the age of 64.
She was born Jan. 3, 1948, in Yakima, Wash. She graduated from J.E.B. Stuart High School in Falls Church, Va., in 1966; married, and lived in the state of Virginia, then Prineville and Madras.
Carmen was quite artistic. She loved to do intricate handiwork, including creating fringed lampshades, beautiful Christmas stockings, needlepoint, and even did some reupholstering in years past.
She owned and operated an antique shop in Madras for several years, and enjoyed shopping and collecting for the store.
Survivors include her two sons, Greg Fones of Gresham and Carl Fones of Madras; and a brother, Charley Chester of Washington state. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Edith Chester.
No services are scheduled at this time. Memorial contributions may be given in her name to Jefferson County Emergency Medical Services District.
William Eugene Judevine
October 13, 1923- May 30, 2012
Former Madras resident William Eugene Judevine, of Woodburn, died May 30, 2012, at the age of 88.
Bill was born in Douglas, Wyo., Oct. 13, 1923, to William Eugene and Edna (Fransham) Judevine, and lived in many Western states while growing up. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and in Korea.
After the war, he entered the family milk processing business, and later entered industrial sales with one of the family's suppliers.
He won Outstanding Salesman of the Year among 700 men in his third year, and later became director of sales training, at the home office in Chicago.
In 1973, Bill admitted chronic alcoholism and through Alcoholics Anonymous, achieved sobriety that was to last for the remainder of his life. Thereafter, Bill devoted the remainder of his productive life to the treatment of alcoholism.
Through the 1970s 1980s, in Oregon, Bill operated several halfway houses and public-funded facilities, including working in Madras and writing a column for The Pioneer. During this time, he discovered that people seeking help in public agencies, could be covered by mandatory insurance.
Thereafter, he called on many lumber mills and other businesses in Oregon, and promoted employee alcohol treatment programs. He was a very active proponent in removing alcohol treatment and counseling from under mental health, appearing with a group before the Oregon Legislature, which resulted in an independent Alcohol and Drug Agency for supervising the alcohol programs, there being no scientific evidence of any connection between mental health and the disease of alcoholism.
After receiving an award from the Oregon Mental Health Association for meritorious service to his community, Bill retired in 1986.
Bill is survived by his wife Betty Judevine; sons, Bob, Gene and Joe Judevine; and grandchildren, Ellyzibeth, Tyler, Austin, LilyJane, Candy and Chris.
A memorial mass will be held Wednesday, June 6, at 11 a.m., at St. Luke Catholic Church in Woodburn. There will be a private interment at Willamette National Cemetery with military honors. Memorial contributions have been suggested to Willamette Valley Hospice, 1015 Third St., N.W., Salem, OR 97304. Arrangements are under the direction of Cornwell Colonial Chapel in Woodburn.