Anyone wishing to contact "Cat," please mail letters to 20416 Taphorn Ln, Mitchell, Oregon 97750. Memorial contributions may be made to Whispering Pines Funeral Home in the name of Richard Eldred Memorial Fund, 185 NE 4th St. Prineville OR 97754.
Richard Eldred of Twickenham, Ore., passed away at his home July 22, 2006. He was 67 years old. There will be no services. Richard Eldred was born June 1, 1939 to Jacob Alton and DeEtte (Marsh) Eldred, In Aberdeen, Wash., where he was raised and educated. Richard graduated from Aberdeen High School. He served in the U.S. Navy for 17 and a half years. Richard was honorably discharged with the rank of Chief Petty Officer. He worked for the U.S. Post offices in Olympia, Wash., for five years, Horizon Air in Redmond, Ore., for three years, and ran Specialized Security in Bend for six years. He also worked for Workman and Sons in Prineville for four years. Richard then worked for Twickenham Livestock Co. in Twickenham, Ore., until his death. On April 3, 1986 Richard married Catherine Hartney in Bend. Richard is survived by: his wife Catherine "Cat" Eldred of Twickenham, Ore.; sons Michael Eldred of Glen Burnie, Maryland, Jeffery and his wife Schellie Eldred of Newport, Ore., and Brian and his wife Amber Eldred of Newport, Ore.; two sisters, Ellen Eldred of Kent, Wash., and Valarie and her husband Don Walstad of Sequim, Wash. Richard is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Richard was preceded in death by his parents and his daughter Shawna Keyte.