Ruth Christensen, 64, of Roseburg, died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2004, in Roseburg. She was born June 27, 1939, in Dierks, Ark., to William and Eula (Foshee) Stewart. Ruth moved with her family to Lakeview in 1940 and lived there 14 years before moving to the Roseburg area. She graduated in 1957 from Douglas High School. Ruth was an operations officer and recently retired after 46 years of work for Wells Fargo bank.
Ruth’s passion was her 20-year involvement with the Miss Douglas County and Miss Oregon pageants. She was on the board of directors from Sunrise Enterprise and served as the treasurer. Ruth fought a courageous battle against cancer with a positive attitude and a wonderful sense of humor.
Preceding Ruth in death were her brothers, Harry and John L. Stewart.
She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Jim Christensen of Roseburg; son, James J. Christensen of Phoenix, Ariz.; brothers, Joe Stewart of Winston; Bill Stewart of Fresno, Calif.; Bob Stewart of Green Valley, Ariz.
Memorial services were at 2 p.m., Friday, Jan. 16, 2004, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 800 W. Stanton, Roseburg.
Jefferey Allen Huskey
Jefferey Allen Huskey, 51, of Sutherlin died in Portland Thursday, Feb. 19, 2004. He was born in Burns Nov. 23, 1952, to Emmaline Sara and the Lake Charley (Bud) Alvin Huskey of Lakeview.
Jeff was raised and went to school in Lakeview graduated from Lakeview High School in 1971. He went into the military serving in the Army security service in 1972, where he was stationed in Okinawa, Japan.
Jeff was married Dec. 31, 1977 to Yvonne A. Le Blance Gilbert in Lakeview. She is the daughter of William (Bud) and Ora La Blanc. His occupation at the time of death was a long-haul truck driver. He drove between Portland and southern California.
Survivors include his wife, Yvonne; daughter, Chentil C. Huskey; son, Allen (Nochie) Gilbert; mother, Emma Huskey; sisters, June Riley, Debbie Scharer, Becky Harlacher and Penny. Brothers, Howard Huskey and Cliff. He is also survived by a large extended loving family of aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Preceding him in death was his father Charlie Huskey, grandmother Rachel Young, grandfather George Young.
Funeral services were Tuesday, Feb. 24 at Young’s Funeral Chapel in Tigard.
Irene Gretchen Crisp
Irene Gretchen Crisp, 73, died at the Lake District Long Term Care Facility Friday, Feb. 20, 2004.
Irene was born to Manford and Velma (Franklin) Gips at San Antonio, Texas, Dec. 19, 1930. She lived in the Houston area until moving to Cotulla, Texas when she was 14 where she completed her education. She married Troy M. Crisp at Laredo, Texas, June 3, 1947. She lived in Texas and California before moving to Oregon in 1965 and then settled in Lakeview to stay in 1992.
She was an excellent seamstress and was the ultimate home maker. She was involved in her children’s activities and enjoyed participating in sports. She truly loved the outdoors and animals, especially her quarter horses. She was a long time member of the Church of God, Seventh Day.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and daughter, June Crisp.
Irene is survived by her husband, Troy M. Crisp of Lakeview; son, Troy Lee Crisp of Springfield; daughter, Dixie Deedon of Turner; granddaughters, Dyan Current and Desiree Deedon; grandsons, Doug Deedon and Leevon Crisp; and great-grandsons, Donny and Darrel Current.
A memorial service was at the Desert Rose Funeral Chapel Tuesday, Feb. 24, with the Rev. Dan. St. Clair officiating. Memorial donations by be sent to Lakeview Home Health and Hospice, 700 S. J. St., Lakeview 97630 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Desert Rose Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Dwayne Arland Davis
Dwayne Arland Davis, 60, of West Linn died Friday, Feb. 13, 2004, after an extended illness.
Davis was born June 7, 1943, in Fall River Mills, Calif., to Albert and Tillie (Freed) Davis.
He worked as a mechanic for the Bureau of Land Management and later for himself. He was a former resident of Bend, Lakeview and Sweet, Idaho. He was a volunteer police officer and enjoyed hunting, fishing, the outdoors and spending time with his family.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Survivors include his sons, Jason and Heath, both of Lakeview, and Kenyon of Sweet, Idaho; three daughters, Debbie Long of Philomath, Shauna of Lakeview, and Mesa of Sweet, Idaho; his mother of Lakeview; three brothers, Dean and Delbert, both of Lakeview, and Lee of Bend; a sister, Shirley Thomas of Post Falls, Idaho; and six grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held in Lakeview. In lieu of flowers, memorial contribution may be made to Willamette Falls Hospice, 1505 Division St., Oregon City 97045.
Donald Dean (Don) Hill
Donald Dean (Don) Hill, 58, died at the St. Charles Medical Center in Bend Friday, Feb. 20, 2004, following a brief illness.
Don was born Dec. 10, 1945, in Lakeview to Everett Lyle and Norene Burgoyne Hill. He was raised on the family ranch in Lake City, Calif. He moved to Adel following his education and worked for the MC Ranch. He cowboyed and rode the rough string later becoming cow boss for eight years. After leaving the MC he spent his time working on several ranches in the Warner Valley.
On March 19, 1956 he married Charlotte Bone. Their daughter Sue was born in June 1971 and their son Buckley was born July 1977.
Don was a cowboy and spent his entire life knowing and understanding horses and cattle. Don did not need a computer or a book to tell what some old cow did last year or if she was making you any money. His love for horses was always apparent by the kind of horses he made and rode. A good hand, he was always fun to work with and a joy to be around.
Survivors included his wife, Charlotte; son, Buckley Hill; daughter, Sue Hill, all of Adel; his mother, Norene Hill of Lake City; two brothers, Ed Hill of Lake City and Melvin Hill of Lakeview; and two sisters, Linda Winnop and Dallas Primorac, both of Alturas, Calif.
Graveside services were Wednesday, Feb. 25 at 11 a.m. at the Adel Cemetery with the family friend Leon Flick conducting the services, with interment following. A potluck followed services at the Adel Store.
Contributions in the memory of Don Hill may be made to the Adel Cemetery Memorial Fund c/o Sylvia Cleland, Adel 97620 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Casket bearers were Mike Sullivan, Jerry Sullivan, Josh Prom, Dave Greiner, Frank and Joe Cahill. Honorary casket bearers were Lonnie Schadler, Gary Miller, Al Prom, Tim O’Sullivan, Joe Flynn, Patty O’Sullivan, Jack Flynn, Hugh Cahill, Mike Gravelle, Dennis Flynn, Joe John Flynn and Glen Cleland.
Ousley Osterman Huffstutter Funeral Chapel had charge of arrangements.
Neva Jeanette Cox
Neva Jeannette Cox, 73, died at her home in Bend on Saturday, March 20, from cancer.
Neva was born to Christopher and Stella (Anderson) Thompson at Jerome Prairie on Jan. 12, 1931 where she grew up and received her education. She moved to Lakeview with her parents and met Donald Cox and they were married in Carson City, Nev. on May 1, 1949. They made their home at Westside until 1990 when she moved to the Bend area.
She was a home maker who enjoyed her hobbies of playing bingo, bunco and poker. Her greatest pleasure though, came from her grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband, Donald Cox of Bend; son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Maggie Cox of LaPine; daughter and son-in-law, Lois and Richard Larsen of Bend; sister, Angie Smith of Fernley, Nev.; brothers, Elmer Thompson of Grants Pass, Vernon Thompson of Chico, Calif., and Dwaine Thompson of Cottonwood, Calif.; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents; son, LeRoy Cox; two brothers and one sister.
A funeral service was held on March 27 at 11 a.m. at the Lakeview First Presbyterian Church. Interment followed at the Westside Cemetery. A potluck dinner was served following the services at the Westside Grange. Visitation was at the Desert Rose Funeral Chapel on Friday, March 26 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Desert Rose Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Westside Cemetery District, 15188 Westside Rd., Lakeview 97630 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Carolyn Sue Barton
Carolyn Sue Barton, 59, of Crooked River Ranch, died Thursday, May 27, 2004 at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland from an aneurysm.
Barton was born Feb., 13, 1945 in Hot Springs, Ark., to Junior and Alice (Weatherford) Martin. She moved to Lakeview as a young child and graduated from Lakeview High School in 1963. Following that she moved to Springfield where she lived from 1972 to 1986, when she moved to central Oregon.
She worked as a bookkeeper for 99 Building Materials in Eugene/Springfield and later as a bookkeeper for Juniper Golf club for 17 years. She married Jim Barton in 1999 in Terrebonne. Her interests included camping, hunting, hiking, boating and fishing.
She was preceded in death by her mother.
She is survived by her husband Jim Barton of Crooked River Ranch; sons, Ron and Brad Lane of Redmond; brothers, Tom and Dudley Martin of Hot Springs; sisters, Jolene Ashley and Lona Gabriel of Eugene and Marilyn Hobbs of Medford; and seven grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Carolyn Barton Memorial Fund, 1520 N. Hwy 97 #180 in Redmond.
Ida May Elliott
Ida May Elliott, 94, of Lakeview, died Thursday, May 27, 2004 at the Lake District Long Term Care Facility of natural causes.
She was born Dec. 13, 1909, at Muse, Okla., to Marion Pugh and Dora Revis Pugh.
She was raised in Oklahoma with her four brothers and one sister. She married Lendle Story June 2, 1928 and had five children. In 1942 she moved to Sprague River. While there she worked at the American Box Factory. In 1948 she moved to Lakeview and worked for American Forest Products until 1956 when she married Tom Elliott, who was the sheriff of Lake County. Tom and Ida owned the Credit Bureau and A&E Printing.
Hobbies she enjoyed included gardening, canning fruits and vegetables, camping, fishing, hunting and trips to Alaska. Ida also enjoyed her children and grandchildren, as well as backyard barbecues, family camping trips and yearly Story picnics.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Lendle Story in 1946, her husband Thomas Elliott and one son Bud Story.
Survivors include son and daughter-in law, Ted and Melinda Story of Fallbrook, Calif.; stepson, Gordon Elliott, of Grants Pass; daughters, Lenda Cossey of Lakeview and Charlene Carnini of Klamath Falls; daughter and son-in-law, Ramona and Bob Lake of Lakeview; daughter-in-law Linda Story of Soldatna, Ark., sister-in-law, Letha Pugh of Burns; 14 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, cousins and other friends and relatives.
Memorial contributions may be made to Lake District Long Term Care, 700 S. J S., Lakeview 97630.
A memorial service will be Thursday, June 3 at 2 p.m. at Eternal Hills Chapel in Klamath Falls.
Otis K Smith
Otis K. Smith, 75, passed away Friday, May 7, 2004. He was born in Gans, Okla. Nov. 2, 1928 to Frank and Martha Smith. He moved to Lakeview at the age of 18 and worked at a sawmill. Otis met Mary and they married Nov. 26, 1952. They moved to the St. Helens area in 1960. Otis was a paint maker for Rodda Paint in Portland. He retired at age 61.
Otis was active in his church work and was involved with the youth — teaching junior boys Sunday School class, coaching youth boxing and he was a 4-H leader where he enjoyed teaching horsemanship.
He loved horse raising and breeding American Paint Horses to show and sell. He was the vet, trainer and horseshoer. In later years, Otis enjoyed starting different varieties of tomatoes from seed and giving them to friends and neighbors.
Otis and Mary have two sons and two daughters. Their daughter Sandy and her husband Tim Barnes have two daughters, Nikki Bothman and Jessianne, all live in Boise, Idaho. Their son Ken and his wife Karla have one son, Kaarsten and one daughter, Kallen and they live in Kirkland, Wash. Daughter Tammy has one son, Marcus and they live in Bellevue, Wash. Son Tom has one daughter, Breanna and they live in Salem. Otis is also survived by two brothers, Jack in Oklahoma and Boyd in Arizona, many nieces and nephews and many friends.
There was a memorial service Saturday, May 15 at the Warren Baptist Church in Warren.
Virgie L. Houston
Virgie L. Houston, 93, died at the Cascade View Nursing Home in Bend Thursday, May 27, 2004.
Virgie was born July 10, 1910 in Prineville to James D. and Nellie Clair Birdsong Taylor. She was raised and educated in Prineville and Bear Creek where she rode her horse to school each day winter and summer.
Virgie was married to Raymond Houston March 10, 1928 in Prineville. The couple moved to Paisley in 1938. Virgie loved gardening, sewing, quilting, oil painting, hunting and fishing. She also dearly loved her grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, one sister and two grandsons.
She is survived by her husband of 76 years, Raymond; two sons, Vernon (Doug) Houston and Wesley Houston, both of Christmas Valley; three daughters, Lou Wauna Combs of Silver Lake, Juanita Nelson of Silver Lake and Virginia Morehouse of Fort Rock; 15 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and 23 great-great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be Friday, June 4 at 11 a.m. at the Paisley Community Center with a potluck luncheon following the service. The interment will be private at the family plot in the Paisley Cemetery.
Honorary casket bearers will be Virgie’s grandsons James, Tom, Robert and John Roper; Russell Morehouse and Vernon Nelson.
Contributions in the memory of Mrs. Houston may be made to the Paisley Disaster Unit Paisley 97366 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.,
Ousley Osterman Huffstutter Funeral Chapel has charge of arrangements.
Leonard Omer “Pat” Walker
Leonard O. “Pat” Walker, 88, died at an adult foster care home in Lakeview on Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2004.
Pat was born to Omer and Avilla (Kelly) Walker on Dec. 5, 1915 in Rockland Valley, Idaho. He lived in Idaho until moving to Los Angeles where he completed high school. He then returned to Idaho and farmed with his father in Caribou County and retired from farming in 1980 when he sold the farm.
He married Maxine Rosen in Elko, Nev. on Feb. 1, 1982 and they made their home in Soda Springs, Idaho. They lived in Lodi, Calif., for a short time before moving to Lakeview in 1999.
He enjoyed woodworking, hooking rugs, hunting and fishing. He was an active member of Ducks Unlimited.
Survivors include his wife, Maxine of Lakeview; sons, Thomas Walker of Los Altos, Calif. and Reed Walker; daughters, Kamian Allen of Staten Island, N.Y., and Linda Walker; sisters, Leona Maughan of Ronan, Mont., and Eva May Maier of Alisa Viejo, Calif.; and grandchildren, Marcella and Mikki Allen and Tracey Walker.
Justine Josephine Winkler
Justine Josephine Winkler, 89, died at the Lake District Long Term Care Facility in Lakeview Saturday, Aug. 7, 2004.
Justine was born to Karl and Magdalena (Schulz) Beck at Lind, Wash., Oct. 3, 1914. She moved to Warden, Wash., in 1915 and then back to Lind in 1930,
After high school, Justine cooked the hot lunches for the school. Later she worked at the Lind Post Office where she was the only one who could speak German in a community where many customers spoke German and very little English.
On Jan. 14, 1938 she married her childhood sweetheart John Winkler and lived for a time in Walla Walla. They moved to Snake River Junction where she operated a grocery store and post office. They later moved to Levey and then to Wishram, Wash. In 1945 they moved to Plymouth, Wash., where they built and operated the Plymouth Grocery during the years that the McNary Dam was being constructed.
Justine moved with her family in 1956 to Finley, Wash., and later to Kennewick, Wash., in 1970. She retired in January 1975 from Consolidated Freightways after 15 years of employment. They moved to Lakeview in January 2002. In January 2003, Justine and John celebrated 65 years of marriage.
She was involved in numerous organizations, which included membership in the Kennewick First United Methodist Church, the Rebecca’s, the Alma Chapter No. 100, Order of Eastern Star and was past Worthy Matron and Eastern Star Deputy Instructor and in 1978-79 served as grand officer, the Alma Circle, the ERRAM #62 LOS, Spokane and LOS Club #1 TriCities, the board of Rainbow Girls — received Grand Cross of Colors. She also served as a 4-H leader and PTA president in Finley and was a member of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia and was in their Happy Wanderers singing group.
She is survived by daughters and spouses, Phyllis and Wayne Lee of Lakeview, and Bonnie and Larry Kniveton of Quincey, Wash.; grandchildren and spouses, Robbi and Troy Fine of Fort Rock, Brian and Michelle Lee of Ontario, Kyle and Jeni Kniveton of Wenatchee, Wash., and Lannette and Matt Melburn of Quincy, Wash.; great-grandchildren, Brittany, Noelle and Ethan Fine,, Karina, Jessica and Mark Lee, Hayley Kniveton and Brandon and Briana Melburn; sister, Rose Scheeler of Ritzville, Wash.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her patents, Karl and Magdalena (Schulz) Beck; sisters, Johanna Beck, Bertha Wahl, Amelia Sauer, Pauline Roloff and Helen Gutschmidt; and brothers, Johann Beck, Edwin Beck, Fred Beck and Benjamin Beck.
No local services will be held. Burial will be at the Desert Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Kennewick, Wash. Desert Rose Funeral Chapel of Lakeview is in charge of arrangements.
Contributions may be made in Mrs. Winkler’s memory to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 7460 SW Hunviker Rd., Suite E, Tigard, OR 97223, or the Lakeview First United Methodist Church, 15 S. H St., Lakeview 97630.