mer Prineville resident Dolores Helen Bixel of Redmond died Thurs., May 24, 2001. She was 68 years old.
   She was born Jan. 6, 1933 to Elbert and Helen (Turner) Sargent in Grand Junction, Colo. She grew up and attended schools in Grand Junction and San Gabrial, California where she graduated. The family moved to Alaska in 1950 where she married Jerry Simpler. They had one child together.
   She later married Russ Neaterour and they had three children together. During the 1970s she married Keith Bixel and the couple lived in Prineville for a time before moving to Salem. Following the death of Mr. Bixel she moved to Redmond to be near family.
   She enjoyed painting, landscaping, bingo, gardening, reading and spending time with her grandchildren.
   Mrs. Bixel is survived by her children, Jeri Lynn Cesani of New Mexico, Tim Neaterour of Redmond, Beth Wright of Redmond, and Michael Neaterour of Redmond; sisters, JoAnn Woverton of Prineville and Audrey Dunn of Prineville; nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and five nieces and nephews.
   Cremation will be held at the Prineville Heritage Chapel under the direction of the Prineville Funeral Home.
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