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Obituaries for week of 7-25-12


   Alice Marie Fayal
   August 9, 1929 - July 16, 2012
   Madras resident Alice Marie Fayal, 82, passed away on July 16, 2012. No services will be held. Baird Funeral Home of Bend is in charge of arrangements. For more information, visit www.bairdmortuaries.com.
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   JoAnn Jones
   October 29, 1945 - July 14, 2012
   Former Madras resident JoAnn Jones, 66, of Chiloquin, Ore., passed away on July 14, 2012, in Chiloquin.
   She was born Oct. 29, 1945, in Redmond to Julian and Hazel Steele. They moved to Madras, where she grew up and graduated from Madras High School.
   On Dec. 23, 1963, she married Wayne Jones. She was a homemaker, who enjoyed her grandchildren and family, and many arts and crafts, including oil painting and gemstone and jewelry work.
   Survivors include her husband, Wayne Jones of Chiloquin; son and daughter-in-law, Alton and Shae Jones of Cottage Grove; two grandchildren, Shianne and Gary Jones; three brothers, J.C. Fred and Jerry Steele; sister, Sharon Riechert; and many friends.
   She will be dearly missed. "You are my sunshine."
   Funeral services were held July 20, at the Redmond Memorial Gardens.
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   Norman Allan Nathan
   August 8, 1937 - July 18, 2012
   Madras resident Norman Allen Nathan passed away on July 18, 2012, at East Cascade Retirement Community, at the age of 74.
   Nathan was born Aug. 8, 1937, in Parker, Ariz., to Hazel Scott Nathan Seyler and Donald O. Nathan, joining an older brother, Charles Nathan. The family then returned to Oregon, where his parents worked in the shipyards in Portland.
   By the time Norman was 12, he was working in the woods like a grown man. He would work all summer, saving his money, then would rent an apartment in Madras and go to school like any normal child. He had after school jobs such as stocking shelves in Earl's Market.
   He was befriended by the Babe Moore family and worked at their block-making business at night, then went to school in the day like most teenagers. The Moores soon took Norm into their lives and their home.
   After graduating form Madras Union High School, Norm entered the U.S. Navy. This was the start of another life. He served honorably and attained the rank of apprentice chief petty officer. he played football for the North Island Skyraiders, was an ABC officer aboard his ship, and truly "saw the world."
   Upon leaving the service, Norm returned to Arizona as a "Native Sun" to enroll at the University of Arizona. He received a football scholarship as well as an academic scholarship. He received his degree and moved on to UCLA to study computer analysis.
   Norm married and had two children, while becoming active in the movie industry. He had played bit parts while in Oregon , but was privileged to meet Jay Silverheels (Tonto) and the two of them cofounded the Los Angeles Indian Actors Workshop. He was active in the L.A. Intercity Cultural Center Stage Presentations.
   He had parts in movies: as "Pawnee" in Little Big Man, "McMasters" in House Made of Dawn (this went to the Cannes Film Festival), and as "Leb" in Once Again With Love.
   He had parts in television, too: Kodiac, Dance on the Burning Grass, and Hawaii Five-O. He made a stage appearance in the play Eagle Boy, as well as doing various productions as an extra since 1953. During these years, it became important for all actors to join the Screen Actors Guild. Norm has held membership and was proud to still carry his SAG card.
   Norman had many friends who will miss him, but none so much as his family. He leaves behind his significant other, Renee Hogan Krstovich; brother, Charles Nathan; half-sister, Susan Nathan; half-brother, James Nathan; granddaughter, Sarah Evans; two great-grandchildren; his uncle, Harvey Scott; aunt, Alice Scott; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Kim Nathan; and son, Scott Allen Nathan.
   All who met Norman Nathan recognized him as someone truly special and could never forget his beautiful smile.
   Everyone is invited to a memorial service at 1 p.m., July 31, at Bel-Air Colonial Funeral Home in Madras, followed by a celebration of Norm's life immediately afterward at the Black Bear Diner in Madras.
   Interment of Norm's ashes will be at a later date at the Agency Cemetery in Warm Springs.
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   Beverley Ann Sorensen
   October 20, 1932 - July 16, 2012
   Beverley A. Sorensen, 79, went to be with her Lord and Savior on July 16, 2012, surrounded by her family, while prayers and gospel singing were being sung and played softly in her room at Mountain View Hospital in Madras.
   A service was held in her honor July 20, at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Madras, where she was an active member. A graveside service followed at Mount Jefferson Memorial Park Cemetery.
   Beverley was born on Oct. 30, 1932, to Walter L. and Rita C. Fuller in Klamath Falls. She married Clifford L. Sorensen on Nov. 18, 1950, and they moved to Jefferson County, to make their home at Camp A logging camp above Warm Springs. While living there, they had three daughters, then moved into Madras and started their life on Jefferson Street. Cliff and Bev were married for 59 years.
   Beverley worked at several local businesses while the children were young, the latest being the former Thrifty Drug Store in Madras. Beverley loved her customers and helping others.
   Her passions in life were bowling with her friends, who became like family, and watching and feeding the birds in her yard. She loved flowers and plants, which she would give away to friends, family and local businesses and churches.
   Beverley's most recent passion was making and giving away her soup. Many have been recipients of that special soup. She would make sure anyone that came by would not leave without a container or two of her soup.
   Her greatest passion was her Lord and Savior; she devoted her life to reading the gospels, studying His word, and living for her Savior. She would write a "Letter to the Lord" everyday, and has done so for many, many years.
   Survivors include her daughters Bonnie Straub and her husband Dave of Redmond, Carolle Arnette and husband Gary of Terrebonne, and Lindy Sorensen-Peters and husband Ruston of Madras; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren (and one almost here); one great-great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.
   Beverley was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford Sorensen, a grandson, a great-grandchild, three brothers, and her parents. She will be missed.
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   Kathy Harvey Wanker
   April 28, 1966 - June 24, 2012
   Kathy Harvey Wanker, 46, of Tacoma, Wash., passed away on June 24, 2012, from injuries sustained in an ATV accident in the Deschutes National Forest on June 9, 2012.
   Kathy was born in Bellingham, Wash., on April 28, 1966. She was a 1984 graduate of Nooksack Valley High School. She married Bob Wanker on April 28, 2011.
   Survivors include her loving husband, Bob Wanker of Tacoma Wash.; her mother Doreen Harvey of Sumas, Wash.; brothers, Larry, Don and David Harvey; sisters, Linda Van Diest, Darlene Tuttle and Sue Harvey; and numerous other close relatives.
   A celebration of life is scheduled for Aug. 11, at 1 p.m., at the Round Butte Overlook Park in Madras.
   A no-host gathering will be held following the service, for those who would like to attend, at Charlie's Pizza. There is plenty of shade, but you may want to bring a lawn chair.
   (Directions to Overlook Park: Going south through Madras, turn right on Highway 361, continue approximately 1/2 mile, turn right on Belmont Lane, go 6.8 miles to Mountain View Drive, turn left onto Mountain View Drive and go 1.7 miles to the access road and sign to Round Butte Overlook Park. Turn right onto the signed access road for 0.8 mile to Round Butte Overlook Park.)
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   Audree Rose Zalewski
   April 28, 1926 - July 14, 2012
   Madras resident Audree Rose Zalewski passed away July 14, 2012, at Mountain View Hospital in Madras, at the age of 86.
   She was born the only child of George "Sam" and Estella (Wells) Walton, on April 28, 1926, in Anacortes, Wash. Audree grew up in Anacortes excelling in school, especially in literary arts, art, and music, playing the clarinet, piano and singing.
   By the age of 16, she was playing the piano publicly in a band. Surprisingly, one night in 1942, while playing for a dance in Anacortes, a young Marine from Whidby Island Naval Station caught the eye of Audree.
   Francis A. Zalewski asked Audree if he could walk her home, a step which ultimately led to a proposal. They were married Dec. 26, 1942, After World War II, they settled in Illinois where her husband's family lived and their three children were born.
   In 1951, they moved to the West Coast, living in Anacortes, and later in Mountlake Terrace, Wash., San Jose, Calif., Lake Head and Palo Cedro, Calif., and Madras.
   Audree began a career in insurance in 1960, spanning 30 years, becoming an underwriter and supervisor. She entered the first GED program from Everett Community College, completing it in 1964.
   She joined the social sorority Beta Sigma Phi in 1958, and progressed to the preceptor level during her 32-year membership, received the Girl of the Year award in 1973, and was named Valentine's Sweetheart in 1989.
   She also loved to write poetry, watch movies, listen to music, play the piano, attend Mass, eat out, take trips to see family, especially those in Chicago, Ill., bird watch, and play with grandchildren.
   Once, as she was readying herself to return home, grandchild Evan, not wanting to stop playing, said to her, "But Grandma, it's your duty to play with me!" She had no trouble there -- doting on her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren was her delight, so much so, that grandson Aaron dubbed her "Kissing Grandma."
   An extremely loving, caring, vibrant and selfless person, Audree always looked to high ideals. She was a devoted wife to Francis, mother, and grandmother.
   She is survived by her husband, Francis A. Zalewski of Madras; daughter, Barbara Z. and husband Michael Williams of Madras; son, Tomas G. Zalewski of Anacortes, Wash.; grandchildren, Aaron Schneider and wife Monica Bartlett of Spokane, Wash., Evan and wife Christina Williams of Rathdrum, Idaho, and John P. Zalewski of Anacortes, Wash; "adopted" grandson, Ben and his intended Angela P. Keeton of Madras; great-grandchildren, Kaden, Grace, Kayli, Wesley and Kaitlynn; "adopted" great-grandchildren, Ian and Alyssa; close cousins, Shirley and Joan LaVine and John and Marge Garrett of Burlington, Wash., and Gerald Garrett of Boston, Mass.
   She was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter, Joanne M. Lake in 2002; son-in-law, Gerald E. Lake in 2000; and close cousin, Buck Lamphiear, in 2010.
   Rosary services were held July 22, and funeral services were July 23, both at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Madras, with arrangements under the direction of Bel-Air Colonial Funeral Home of Madras.