Madras Pioneer - Obituaries

SUBMITTED PHOTO - Gerald Barker
July 20, 2016

Gerald Barker

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July 28, 1928 - July 8, 2016 After a long battle, Dad has finally changed his permanent address. He resides on the streets of pure gold. He met his savior face to face at 12:05 p.m. on Friday,…
July 20, 2016

Nona Kay Gray

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January 30, 1948 - July 16, 2016 Madras resident Nona Kay Gray passed away on July 16, 2016, at the age of 68. No services are being held. Baird Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Vivian Ruth Thornton
July 14, 2016

Vivian Ruth Thornton

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June 29, 1921 - July 3, 2016 - Vivian was born June 29, 1921, in Molson, Wash., to parents Earl and Olive Carter, and died July 3, in Madras, just days after her 95th birthday. She graduated…


SUBMITTED PHOTO - Victor Muniz
July 14, 2016

Victor Muniz

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July 27, 1927 - June 22, 2016 - Metolius resident Victor Muniz passed away June 22, 2016, at the age of 88. A memorial service will be held at 9:30 a.m., Sunday, July 17, at Bel-Air Colonial…
July 14, 2016

Betty May Butler

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July 1, 1935 - July 2, 2016 - Betty May Butler, 81, passed away peacefully on July 2, 2016, at her home in Madras. Betty was born in Douglas, Wyo., to James and Loretta Knight. She grew up on…
July 14, 2016

Gerald Ernest Barker

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July 28, 1928 - July 8, 2016 - Gerald Ernest Barker, 87, died July 8, 2016. Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 16, at 11 a.m., at the Cornerstone Baptist Church (formerly the…
July 06, 2016

Andrew "A.J." James Shorty

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May 11, 1972 - June 26, 2016- Madras resident Andrew “A.J.” James Shorty passed away on June 26, 2016, at the age of 44. A private graveside service will be held in Tuba City, Ariz.
June 29, 2016

Saima Violet Heino Matson

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July 10, 1920 - June 15, 2016 Longtime Culver resident, Saima Violet Heino Matson, most recently of Mulino, passed away on June 15, 2016, at the age of 95. A celebration of life will be held at…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Peggy Hillman
June 08, 2016

Peggy Mae Hillman

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August 16, 1928 - May 20, 2016- Peggy Mae Hillman, 87, of Twin Falls, Idaho, died peacefully at home with family May 20, 2016, following a short illness. She was born Aug. 16, 1928, in Peculiar,…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Gudalupe Navarro
June 08, 2016

Guadalupe Navarro

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April 10, 2016 Guadalupe Navarro, 77, of Culver, passed away April 10, at St. Charles Redmond, surrounded by her children. She married Santos J. Navarro on Sept. 3, 1965, in Fresno, Calif.…

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Jun 08, 2016

Tim W. Gresser

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January 1, 1958 - May 24, 2016- Madras resident Tim W. Gresser passed away on May 24, 2016, at the age of 58. A private family gathering will be held at a later date. Baird Funeral Home of Bend…
SUBMITTED PHOTOS - Betty Wolgamott
Jun 01, 2016

Betty Wolgamott

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October 20, 1923 - May 21, 2016- Betty Wolgamott, age 92, passed away on May 21, 2016. In 1946, she married Floyd Branson (Poppy), of Bend, her enduring love, who passed in 1981. In 1995, Betty…
May 27, 2016

Janice Rae Brown

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November 4, 1928 - May 20, 2016- Janice Rae Brown passed on May 19, 2016 in Oroville, Calif. Janice was born Nov. 4, 1928, to Glenn and Leona Collinson in Clear Lake, Iowa. She later married…
Jun 01, 2016

Neva Evelyn (Ives) Ketcham

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April 6, 1922 - May 5, 2016- Neva was born to Mattie (Yantzi) and Clarence Ives, in Bridgewater S.D., the second of six children. Her mother and siblings moved to Bend to join their father, who…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Norman Kennedy
Jun 01, 2016

Norman Maurice Kennedy

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April 25, 1927 - April 28, 2016- Norman Maurice Kennedy passed away on April 28, 2016, with his wife Louise, of 67 years, by his side. He was born April 25, 1927, at St. Charles Hospital in…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - William 'Bill' Tichenor
May 11, 2016

William Kent "Bill" Tichenor

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September 3, 1943 - April 26, 2016 - William Kent “Bill” Tichenor, 72, of Madras, passed away at St. Charles Hospital on April 26. Bill was born Sept. 3, 1943, to Wilber and Dorothea Tichenor.…
May 11, 2016

Chanda Houts

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August 9, 1962 - May 6, 2016 - Madras resident Chanda Houts, 53, passed away May 6, 2016. A memorial gathering will be held Saturday, May 14, at 2 p.m. in East Cascade Building D.
May 04, 2016

Roderick "Rick" Lamburtus DeJager

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September 11, 1925 - April 22, 2016- Roderick “Rick” Lamburtus DeJager was born Sept. 11, 1925, in Melbank, S. D., and passed away April 22, 2016, at age 90, in Madras. Rick was the youngest of…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Lawrence Hanson
May 04, 2016

Lawrence Hanson

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March 26, 1941 - April 23, 2016- The Life and Times of Lawrence Hanson, aka The Quinn Boy’s Dad. Lawrence “Larry” was born on March 26, 1941, in New Prague, Minnesota to Reuben and Emma Hanson.…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Sharon Benson
May 04, 2016

Sharon Benson

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October 19, 1941 - April 17, 2016- Former Madras resident, Sharon Lynne (Piercy) Benson, 74, passed away from congestive heart failure on April 17, with her family by her side. She was born in…