Madras Pioneer - Obituaries

SUBMITTED PHOTO - Joe Hernandez
June 24, 2015

Joes Hernandez

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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
June 24, 2015

James L. "Bones" Niergarth

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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…
June 17, 2015

Sadie Merritt

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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
June 17, 2015

Steven Clyde Rankin

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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
June 17, 2015

Sara Jane Murray

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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,…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Robert Funkhouser
June 17, 2015

Robert James Funkhouser

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April 20, 1929 - May 20, 2015- Robert Funkhouser died at the age of 86 at East Cascade Retirement Community. Robert was born April 20, 1929, to parents James C. and Alethea (Gordon) Funkhouser.…
June 17, 2015

Robert E. Townsend

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Former Madras resident and 1968 graduate, Robert E. Townserd, passed away in Portland, on May 29, 2015. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., June 24, at River View Cemetery, at 300 S.W.…
June 10, 2015

Steven Rankin

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Longtime Madras educator Steven Rankin passed away June 4, 2015, as the result of a car accident. A memorial service will be held later this summer. In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - James Copple
June 10, 2015

James Bernard Copple

by Susan Matheny
June 15, 1933 - May 13, 2015- Jim was born in Ortonville, Minn. to George Washington Copple and Catherine Rena Heinzen. He was accompanied into life with his twin sister, June, and also had six…
June 10, 2015

Helen Tingle

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September 30, 1918 - May 11, 2015 Former local resident Helen Tingle, of Keizer, passed away May 11, 2015 at the age of 96. A memorial service was held May 16, at the Metolius Friends Church.

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Jun 03, 2015

Ronnie Dale Simmelink

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October 26, 1947 - May 25, 2015- Ronnie Dale Simmelink, 67, of Madras, passed away May, 25, at home. He was born Oct. 26, 1947, to Floyd and Mary (Tucker) Fiene in Beloit, Kan. He lived in…
Jun 03, 2015

Bruce Allen Long

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September 26, 1943 - April 29, 2015 Bruce Allen Long, of Metolius, passed away at his home on April 29. He was born in Sandpoint, Idaho, on Sept. 26, 1943. Bruce will be missed very much by his…
May 20, 2015

Marjorie Sue Lange

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May 28, 1950 to May 16, 2015- Former Madras resident Marjorie Lange passed away May 16, 2015 in Redmond at the age of 64. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, May 20, at Mount…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Ellen Dodge
May 13, 2015

Ellen Lucile Jacob Dodge

by Susan Matheny
Jan. 10, 1928 - April 26, 2015- Ellen Lucile Jacob Dodge died April 26, 2015, at home in Culver, Ore. where she had recently moved. A memorial service was held May 2, in Madras. Ellen was born…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Baby Koda James Wende
May 13, 2015

Koda James Wende

by Susan Matheny
February 12, 2015 - April 20, 2015- Our beautiful little blue eyed angel Koda James Wende was called to the Lord on April 20, 2015. During his brief time here, Baby Koda enjoyed snuggling with…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Milt Stafford with hunting trophies.
May 13, 2015

Milton "Milt" Ova Stafford

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October 8, 1959 - May 7, 2015- Milton “Milt” Ova Stafford passed away on Thursday May 7, 2015. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, May 14, at 10 a.m., at Juniper Haven Cemetery. Family…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Jock Lowry
May 13, 2015

Erv "Jock" Lowry

by Susan Matheny
January 15, 1951 - May 1, 2015- Erv “Jock” Lowry, of Spokane Valley, Wash., passed away on Friday, May 1, 2015, at home with his family by his side. Born Jan. 15, 1951, to Ervin and Beatrice…
SUBMITTED - Edsel Colvin in 1943
Apr 22, 2015

Edsel Vincent Colvin

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May 30, 1923 - April 14, 2015- Edsel Vincent Colvin, 91, died peacefully at his home in Madras, on April 14, 2015. He was born May 30, 1923, in Gold Beach, Ore. to Frank DeLong Colvin and…
Apr 16, 2015

Jack W. Murry

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April 6, 1922 - April 8, 2015- Jack was born April 6, 1922 in Almira, Wash., to Myrle and Margaret Murry. He graduated from Bend High School and enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1940. He married…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - David Axelson
Apr 16, 2015

David Henry Axelson

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February 6, 1939 - April 9, 2015- David Henry Axelson, 76, was born in Seattle, Washington and died in Redmond, of complications from cancer. His dedication to family, friends and community will…