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Barker, Carolyn Candida

Carolyn Candida Barker, 84, passed away in Klamath Falls on Sept. 13, 2021. She was born Oct. 21, 1936 in Los Angeles, Calif. She was a homemaker and enjoyed taking care of her family. Survivors include her son Daniel Barker (Shelley), daughter Debbie Pierce (Gene), sisters Florence Weber (Herman), Emily Kephart (Dennis), many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Carolyn was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, LeRoy. Services for Carolyn will be planned at a later date. Cascade Cremation & Burial is assisting the family. Read more


Buckner, Springer Biwer Hazel Loreta

Hazel Loreta Wilbanks, Buckner, Springer, Biwer, was born in Lubbock, Texas on February 4, 1922. She passed away at Shepherd's Gate on September 13, 2021, in Yakima, Washington. At 17 years of age, she moved to Klamath Falls, Oregon to help take care of her brother's wife and children. During this time, she met and married our father, George W. Buckner. Reta Doloris and Sandra Diane were born from this union. Mother was a wonderful cook and seamstress, making many clothes for her daughters, even an Easter suite one year. Mother was a Brownie Leader and involved in our grade school years. When Mother became a grandmother, she went to Beauty School and became a beautician. She was the only student from her class that passed the Oregon State Board the first time she took it! She owned and operated a Beauty Shop on East Main Street in Klamath Falls. When she married Herman Biwer, she sold her shop and enjoyed taking care of her beautiful flowers and home. She always enjoyed having family and friends for dinner. Mother came to Yakima at age 96 because of health issues. She followed Billy Graham on television and had many of his books. Mother is survived by her daughter; Reta and Larry Lizotte, grandsons; Todd and Michelle Beauchene, Timothy and Jennifer Beauchene, all of Yakima, Washington, five Great-Grandchildren, five Great-Great-Grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Hazel is preceded in death by her parents; Agnes and William Wilbanks and ten siblings; Faber, Kermit, Arbutis, Ober, Ruth, Hubert, Moreen, Roy, Bailey and Marcie, as well as daughters; Vivian and Sandra and all three of her husbands. Brookside Funeral Home is caring for the family. Memories and condolences can be shared at www.brooksidefuneral.com . Read more


Craddock, Thomas LaVerne

Thomas LaVerne Craddock 74, passed away Sunday August 15, 2021 at his residence in Dorris, Ca. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday September 25, 2021 at 1:00 pm in the Dorris City Hall in Dorris, Ca. To view full obituary please visit www.ohairwards.com . Read more


Hagglund, Donald MacRae

Donald MacRae Hagglund Sr., age 92 of Klamath Falls, Oregon passed away August 13, 2021 in his home from natural causes. Don was born on August 12, 1929 in Atascadero, CA. His family later moved to San Leandro, CA where Don attended grade school and high school. Following high school, Don spent four years at the University of California at Davis and graduated with a degree in Animal Science in 1951. He was married to his wife, Jackie Hagglund, for more than 60 years. Don was preceded in death by his wife Jackie, daughter Susan and son-in law Bob Keady. Don has two sons, Don Jr. (Carrie), Wolf City, Texas, and Dave (Tracy), Encinitas, CA, and grandchildren Ben (Lauryn), Dustin, Brad (Lauren), Christina, Natalie, Mattea (Josh), Michael and great grandchild Noah. Don's education and interest in the cattle and horse business allowed him many exciting and challenging employment opportunities over his career. Immediately after his graduation from UC Davis, Don was the assistant to the President of Tejon Ranch Company, one of the oldest and largest ranches in the country. Following Tejon Ranch, he started his own cattle and farming business in Bakersfield, CA and within 10 years sold the business. From there he spent a few years in the Thoroughbred horse racing business at Flag is up Farms in Solvang, CA. Wanting to get back into the cattle business, in 1971 Don moved his family to Salmon, Idaho and became the General Manager of Pine Creek Ranches, Inc an historical Registered Hereford cattle operation. He ended his career as the General Manager for Running Y Ranch in Klamath Falls, Oregon, for two ownerships, the Disney Family and JELD-WEN. During his retirement years, Don continued to breed cattle, raise horses, and donate his time to many agricultural related organizations. Don's true passion, besides his family, were Quarter Horses. He bred, raised, and raced Quarter Horses for many years. One of his greatest achievements was qualifying and racing a horse in the prestigious All-American Futurity in 1966. His love for racing continued through his career with many wins at Los Alamitos, Bay Meadows, and other tracks. Don was generous with his time and was involved with many organizations including the Klamath Bull & Horse Sale, Oregon Water Board, Pacific Coast Quarter Horse Association and Oregon Cattlemen's Association. The family is in the process of planning a memorial service and will announce details at a later date. Read more


Haskins, Velton Kenneth

Velton Kenneth Haskins 73, passed away Sunday September 12, 2021 in Sky Lakes Medical Center with family by his side. Due to Covid precautions a private family service will be held at a later date at the Merrill I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Merrill, Or. To view full obituary, please visit ohairwards.com . Read more

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