Obituaries for the week of 9-26-12
Larry Robert Gooding
May 24, 1943 - September 17, 2012
Larry Robert Gooding, 69, passed away Sept. 17, 2012, at his home in Madras.
Born in Silverton, Ore., to Phillip A. and Bethel W. (Williams) Gooding, he was the second oldest of six children. Larry was raised and attended school in Mount Angel, Ore., and moved to Central Oregon in 1960.
He was honorably discharged from the Armed Forces on Nov. 14, 1970. Larry enjoyed ranching and farming, having raised cattle for many years. He worked for various ranchers, farmers, and contractors throughout his career in the Antelope, Ashwood, and Madras area. After his retirement, Larry went back to work delivering mail daily from Madras to Ashwood.
He was a member of the Central Oregon Pigeon Racing Association and enjoyed many years of raising, training and racing his pigeons.
Clearing the range of juniper trees to see the native grasses come back was a passion of his. Larry enjoyed camping, hunting and just visiting with family and friends. His quiet, witty personality will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Survivors include his daughter, Cora Murphy and husband Jeff, of Ashwood, with daughter Lillian; son, Duane Gooding and wife Cassie of The Dalles, with children Gavin, Aubree and Logan; stepson, Raymond Williams and wife Jenny of Redmond, with son Rancy; mother, Bethel Gooding of Madras; brother, Ron Gooding of Madras; sisters, Jeri Halter and husband Jim of Mount Angel, Lynn Hair and husband Bob, and Jean McCloskey and husband John, all of Madras, and Ann Howe and husband Richard of Salem; and numerous nieces and nephews.
At his request, no services will be held. There will be a potluck picnic in his honor at 11 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 23, at the Ashwood Grange site. Arrangements are under the direction of Bel-Air Colonial Funeral Home of Madras.
Terrance "Terry" Orey Gray
March 12, 1943 - Sept. 15, 2012
Former Madras resident Terrance "Terry" Orey Gray passed away on Sept. 15, 2012, in Central Point, Ore., at the home of his son Kip Gray.
He was born on March 12, 1943, in Salem, to parents Robert and Leona Gray.
Terry graduated from Western Oregon University with a degree in education. He later went back and completed a master's program.
He was a professional, and well-respected educator in the Salem Public School system for his first five years, and finished his last 29 years as an educator and administrator in the Jefferson County school system.
He was an active member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church for many years, and during that time, he was ordained a lay priest by Bishop Rustin Kimsey.
Terry will be remembered for his love of the outdoors, hunting, boating, water and snow skiing, horseback riding, camping, and his love for animals.
He will also be remembered for his humor, intelligence, quick wit and his compassionate heart.
Terry lived for 41 years in the family home in Madras. He died receiving loving care from his son, Kip, his grandchildren, and the care and support of Dr. Elliot, Karen and Amy Meyerding, and Jackson County Hospice.
Survivors include his daughter, Shannon Anakha Coman of Portland; sons, Jon Gray of Vancouver, Wash., and Kip Gray of Central Point; and grandchildren, Joseph, Kelli, and Sydney Gray of Central Point.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Leona Gray; sister, Lynne and brother John.
"There are times when death becomes our friend; being able to recognize that is a great blessing," said Dean Bill Ellis. Terry's family is at peace, understanding that now Terry is.
There will be a celebration of life gathering at the home of Rob Galyen, 2741 N.W. Highway 26, Madras, on Saturday, Sept. 29, at 2 p.m. Contact Karen Gray Cox at 541-389-3554 for more information.
Donations to the Jefferson County Humane Society in Terry's name will be gladly received.
November, 22, 1933 - September 17, 2012
Ed Manion, 78, passed away Sept. 17, 2012, at the family home in Tenino Valley, Warm Springs, with his loving wife, Urbana and children by his side.
He was born in Lander, Wyo., on Nov. 22, 1933, to John and Mabel (Williams) Manion. He grew up in the Madras area, and attended Madras Union High School.
On Sept. 21, 1956, Ed and Urbana Brunoe of Warm Springs were married.
At the age of 20, he purchased the Rainbow Market outside of Warm Springs. He ran the store until he left for military service. Ed served in the U.S. Army from 1956-58.
In 1961, the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs purchased Kah-Nee-Ta Hot Springs and Ed was hired by the tribes as the first Kah-Nee-Ta Resort manager.
This was the beginning of Ed's professional career of more than 50 years of working for the Warm Springs tribes and the Warm Springs people.
He held many positions with the tribes. In addition to being Kah-Nee-Ta's first general manager, he served as the public utilities general manager and was the construction manager on major building projects in Warm Springs. Ed continued to work actively on projects for the tribes, including the Gorge Casino project, until recent months, when illness forced him to retire.
Ed always believed that he was blessed to be part of the Warm Springs community and to have the opportunity to contribute to the development of the community where he lived.
He respected the Warm Springs community and was grateful for the opportunity to be involved in constructing and managing projects such as the Kah-Nee-Ta lodge and village redevelopment, the Museum at Warm Springs, the Warm Springs domestic water system, the Warm Springs Health and Wellness Center and many others.
Ed was also appointed by the Warm Springs Tribal Council to serve on the board of directors of Kah-Nee-Ta Resort. He also served on various other boards, both on and off the reservation.
Aside from his dedication to serving the Warm Springs community, Ed was devoted to and was always busy with his family.
He enjoyed working with his hands, and farming and ranching were some of his favorite hobbies. He was an avid craftsman and enjoyed building furniture for the family. All the children and grandchildren have something that he made in their homes, from hope chests, to china hutches. His last big project was making deck chairs for the patios of his family members.
Survivors include his wife, Urbana Manion of Warm Springs; their six children, Eddie Manion of Warm Springs, Kim Pittsley and husband Eric of Keizer, Ore., Jim Manion and wife Donna, Doug Manion and wife Kim, all of Madras, Lynn Thomas and husband Randy of Bend, and Jenny Frye and husband Wayne of Bellingham, Wash.; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Bob and Gordon Manion; and sister, Mabel Williams.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers.
Funeral services were held Sept. 22, at Living Hope Christian Center in Madras, followed burial at the Agency Cemetery in Warm Springs. In lieu of flowers, donations have been suggested to Madras Gospel Mission.
Clarence S. Richardson
January 24, 1940 - July 24, 2012
Madras resident Clarence "Buster" S. Richardson, 72, passed away July 24, 2012, in Anchorage, Alaska. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Oct. 6, at the Madras Christian Church, followed by a dinner for family and friends.
September 19, 1948 - September 17, 2012
Madras resident Rick Yaw passed away Sept. 17, 2012. At his request, no services will be held. Autumn Funerals of Redmond is assisting the family.