Madras Pioneer - Obituaries

SUBMITTED PHOTO - Frances Turner
July 29, 2015

Frances Elizabeth Turner

by Madras Pioneer
January 9, 1931 - July 21, 2015 Frances Elizabeth Turner of Madras, was born in Bend, on Jan. 9, 1931, to Percy and Bertha (Gettman) Forbes. She graduated from Bend High School. Frances married…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Warren Priday
July 29, 2015

J. Warren Priday

by Madras Pioneer
October 31, 1919 - July 21, 2015 J. Warren Priday was born in The Dalles, Oct. 31, 1919, and passed away July 21, 2015, at East Cascade Retirement Community at the age of 95. Warren grew up on…
July 29, 2015

Gwenn Elenore Ellis

by Madras Pioneer
January 4, 1925 - June 21, 2015 Gwenn Ellis, 90, peacefully passed away on Sunday, June 21, at Ashley Manor, a loving care center in Madras. She was born Gwenn Elenore Connell in Sentinel Butte,…
July 29, 2015

Frances Dupont Retherford

by Madras Pioneer
June 14, 1942 - July 24, 2015 Former Metolius resident, Frances Dupont Retherford, passed away July 24, 2015, at the age of 73. Service arrangements are pending, and an obituary will appear in…
July 22, 2015

Robert Earl Hendriksen

by Madras Pioneer
November 3, 1932 - July 21, 2015 Memorial services for Madras resident Robert Earl Hendriksen will be held on Saturday, July 25, at 10 a.m., at the Madras United Methodist Church.…
July 23, 2015

Frances Elizabeth Turner

by Madras Pioneer
January 9, 1931 - July 21, 2015 Madras resident Frances Elizabeth Turner passed away July 21, 2015, at the age of 84. A viewing will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, July 28, at Autumn…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Elizabeth and Robert Bentley
July 15, 2015

Elizabeth Maye DePeel Bentley Robert Louis Bentley

by Susan Matheny
July 5, 1932 - February 13, 2015 November 2, 1931 - March 31, 2015 Elizabeth “Bette” M. Bentley, 82, passed away very peacefully surrounded by her family on Feb. 13, 2015, at Hospice House in…
July 20, 2015

Mary A. Lewis

by Susan Matheny
February 8, 1915 to July 16, 2015- Former Terrebonne resident Mary A. Lewis, of Redmond, passed away July 16, 2015. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, July 22, at the…
July 20, 2015

Mary A. Lewis

by Susan Matheny
Former Terrebonne resident Mary A. Lewis, of Redmond, passed away July 16, 2015. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, July 22, at the Terrebonne Cemetery. Memorial contributions…
July 15, 2015

Orpha LaNelle Cree

by Madras PIoneer
November 22, 1917 - July 4, 2015 Orpha LaNelle Cree was born Nov. 22, 1917, in Mill City, Ore. to Delbert and Alpha Turnidge. She was raised in Mill City with three brothers and one sister. She…

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Jul 15, 2015

Brandon Johnson

by Madras Pioneer
Brandon Johnson, 10, passed away June 19, 2015. A celebration of his life will be held at 1 p.m., July 25, at the Culver High School Gymnasium. Memorial donations to the city of Culver, 200…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Leti Martinez
Jul 08, 2015

Leticia "Leti" Yadira Martinez

by Madras Pioneer
September 24, 1967 - June 19, 2015- Leticia passed away peacefully on June 19, 2015. She was born Sept. 24, 1967, to Cristina Lugo (Madrigal) and Miguel Martinez in Tecoman, Colima, Mexico.…
SUBMITTED - Harley Bowden
Jul 08, 2015

Harley Preston Bowden

by Madras Pioneer
October 13, 1931 - June 16, 2015- Harley P. Bowden of Astoria, Ore., went to be with the Lord at 5 a.m., June 16, 2015, at Maryville Nursing Home in Beaverton, Ore. of natural causes at the age…
Jul 08, 2015

Virginia Morgan Navarro

by Madras Pioneer
December 15, 1931 - June 8, 2015- Virginia “Mima” Navarro, born Dec. 15, 1931, passed away from age related illnesses on June 8, 2015. Virginia was a longtime resident of Victorville, Calif.,…
Jul 08, 2015

Brandon Myrl Johnson

by Madras Pioneer
October 15, 2004 - June 19, 2015- Brandon Myrl Johnson was born in Bend, Ore. Oct. 15, 2004. On June 19, 2015, he died at his home in Culver from Glioblastoma, a high-grade brain tumor,…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Joe Hernandez
Jun 24, 2015

Joes Hernandez

by Madras Pioneer
June 18, 1952 - June 14, 2015- Jose Hernandez: “Joe”, 62, of resident of Madras since 1998, was born June 18, 1952. He passed away June 14, 2015. Joe was a retired highly-decorated Vietnam…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - James Niergarth
Jun 24, 2015

James L. "Bones" Niergarth

by Madras Pioneer
December 16, 1957 - June 17, 2015- James L. “Bones” Niergarth passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by his family on June 17, 2015, after a bravely fought battle, from colon cancer. He…
Jun 17, 2015

Sadie Merritt

by Madras Pioneer
May 1, 1920 - December 20, 2014- A celebration of life will be held for Sadie Merritt, who passed away Dec. 20, 2014, at the age of 94. The celebration will be a potluck, at 1 p.m., Saturday,…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Steve Rankin
Jun 17, 2015

Steven Clyde Rankin

by Madras Pioneer
December 16, 1941 - June 4, 2015- Steven Clyde Rankin, 73, was born in Centralia, Wash. on Dec. 16, 1941. Raised by his grandparents, Glen Jones and Osie Etchison-Jones, during WWII, he moved to…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Sara Murray
Jun 17, 2015

Sara Jane Murray

by Madras Pioneer
October 30, 1924 - June 6, 2015- Sara Jane Murray, 90 years old (nee Donovan), born Oct. 30, 1924 in Chicago, Ill., died unexpectedly of natural causes on June 6, 2015, at St. Charles Redmond,…