Madras Pioneer - Obituaries

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.…
June 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
June 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…
June 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
June 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…

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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…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Margaret Hill
May 04, 2016

Margaret Workman Hill

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January 26, 1921 - April 22, 2016- Margaret Workman Hill passed away April 22, 2016, at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital in Hood River. Margaret was born Jan. 26, 1921, at her family home…
May 04, 2016

Virgil Alan Johnson

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Feb. 26, 1952 - May 1, 2016 Culver resident Virgil Alan Johnson passed away May 1, 2016, at the age of 64. Services will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, May 7, in Klamath Falls, at the Kingdom Hall…
May 04, 2016

Donna Marie Urbach

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January 3, 1941 - January 20, 2016 Donna Marie Urbach, the daughter of Elsie and Lloyd Urbach, and a 1959 Culver High School graduate, passed away Jan. 20, 2016, at the age of 75. A memorial…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Denise Muggli
Apr 27, 2016

Denise Diane Muggli

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April 10, 1957 - April 20, 2016- A Mother, Friend, Sister, Grandma, aka “Gramcracker,” Aunt and Great-Grandma. Denise was a fearless, strong, loving, funny, challenging at times, sweet and kind…
Apr 27, 2016

Jason Franklin

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May 29, 1974 - March 31, 2016- Madras resident Jason Michael Franklin passed away March 31, 2016, at the age of 41. A celebration of life was held April 16, at the Madras Elks Lodge.…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Rosabelle Root
Apr 20, 2016

Rosabelle Huston Root

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March 15, 1917 - April 12, 2016 Rosabelle was born in Caldwell, Idaho to Benjamin Riley Huston and Myrtle May Selby Huston on March 15, 1917. Rosabelle married Lloyd Joseph Root on April 14,…
Apr 20, 2016

Lawrence Lee Whitman

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August 16, 1930 - April 9, 2016- Former Culver resident Lawrence "Larry" Lee Whitman, passed away on April 9, 2016, at the age of 85. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Bollman…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Joe Morgan
Apr 13, 2016

Joseph L. Morgan

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May 19, 1931 - March 13, 2016- Joseph L. “Joe” Morgan, a longtime resident of Madras, passed away March 13, 2016, in Madras, of natural causes. Joe was born in Nebraska in 1931, to Joseph and…