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Rito Delgado, Jr., known by family and childhood friends as "Mickey," left this world for his eternal home on Oct. 6, 2021. A weekend hunting trip in which he encountered rain and cold weather left him chilled and feverish. Thinking it was nothing more than the exposure to the cold and wet, he had no idea that COVID was slowly taking over. Rito was born in Fresno, Calif., and move to Oregon when he was 1.5 years old. He attended elementary through high school in Klamath Falls and graduated from KU in 1975. Rito was very athletic, playing every sport - baseball, basketball, football and ran cross country. He attended Oregon State University where he received his bachelor's degree. He had a variety of jobs that included timber falling, postal service worker, railroad brakeman and switchman, Forest Service worker, trolley driver and school bus driver. He married Kathy Pitts and they later divorced. He later married Danene Irion. They had one daughter, Tarita, who was his pride and joy. Rito loved to hunt and fish. You knew him by the two canoes he carried atop his truck. He had donkeys that he used for packing and had black labs that he used for bird hunting. He leaves behind a daughter, Tarita, mother Tabita (Toby) Rodriguez, sisters Isabel Rodriguez, Julia Freeman (Tom), brothers Alfredo Rodriguez Jr., Ricardo Rodriguez (Jolene) and Daniel Rodriguez, along with several nieces, a nephew, uncles, cousins and many friends. He is preceded in death by his faster Rito Delgado Sr., and stepfather Alfredo Rodriguez, Sr. (Flaco), several aunts, uncles and a cousin. May he find eternal joy at his heavenly hunting grounds. He is loved and will be missed. A memorial service will be Sat., Oct. 23, 2021 at 1 p.m. at the United Pentecostal Church, 422 Old Fort Road. A catered meal will follow in the church fellowship hall. Please come and share your memories of Rito with and his family and friends. Everyone is welcome. Read more

Krlena Harris-Brown,57, passed away at her home in Bly Oregon on October 2, 2021. She was born February 4, 1964 in Klamath Falls, Oregon. She worked as manager in the healthcare field. Survivors include her husband Brent Brown of 18 years, parents Riley & Sheron Harris, sister Mary (Rob) Bolf, Nephew Brandon (Starla), Niece Rachele (Alex), great nephews Axel Horton, Riley & Liam Tait and also many other family members and friends. A private family service will be held in her memory. Cascade Cremation & Burial is assisting the family. Read more

Michele Mary Ross was born February 12th, 1943 and went home to be with the Lord on October 7th, 2021 surrounded by family in her own home. Services will be 11:00 am, Saturday October 30th, 2021, at the Baptist Church on Homedale, where she was a member. She will be laid to rest with a graveside service immediately following at Mt. Laki Cemetery with a reception following at the church. Michele was the youngest of 4 children born to Mary and Richard Martin in Idaho Falls, Idaho. She was raised on a farm in Mud Lake, Idaho. Michele enjoyed raising bummer lambs and baby calves. She graduated from West Jefferson High School and attended the College of Idaho, receiving a Bachelor's degree in Zoology. Michele attended Stanford University and received a degree in Physical Therapy. She met her husband Paul Ross at Letterman General Hospital where he was a patient in 1966. They were married June 15, 1968 in Mud Lake, Idaho. Michele started her career in Klamath Falls in the Physical Therapy Department at Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital in 1968. She worked for Home Health and both school districts. Michele loved working with children and practiced as a Physical Therapist for 51 years. She prided herself in holding the longest active Physical Therapy license in the state of Oregon before retiring. Paul and Michele bought a small farm and raised their 3 children in Klamath Falls. She enjoyed raising all types of farm animals, but her favorite was taking care of her sheep especially during lambing season. Michele was active in the community, volunteering as a CASA advocate, mentoring friends and family, and active in her church community. She enjoyed supporting her children in various community/sporting activities. Michele especially enjoyed her time spent serving her community during jury duty service. She might be the one person who requested a second appointment with the community judicial system. Michele enjoyed reading (later transitioning to audio books), hunting, fishing, gambling, and camping with family. She enjoyed traveling with her husband to various parts of the United States and treasured the Alaskan cruise she took with him. Michele made many memories during her time involved with the Senior Center exercise class, watching her grandchildren participate in various activities, and helping those less fortunate. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul in 2015, her sister and brother-in-law Dixie and Ben Dick; brother John Martin; and brother and sister-in-law Richard and Karen Martin; and great grandson Jameson. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Colleen Ross; daughters and sons-in-law Mary and Felipe Hernandez, Kelly and Michael McCall; sister-in-law Pat Martin; granddaughter, Casandra; grandsons, Phillip, Alex, Wyatt, Xander, Taren, and Nathan; great grandchildren Brody, Avery, and Conner. She is survived by multiple nieces and nephews, many treasured friends and family, as well as her faithful companion cats Boca and Fats. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her honor to the local Gideons or . Read more

Bob Britton, lifelong resident of the Klamath Basin, passed away peacefully at home on October 9, 2021 at the age of 71. Please join Bob's family for a celebration of life on Saturday, October 23rd at the Merrill Civic Center from 1:00-4:00pm. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Klamath Humane Society. Read more

Ethel E. Cox, 93 years old, passed away September 21, 2021, at Providence Medical Center, Medford, Oregon. Ethel was born October 5, 1927, in Bray Mill, Oregon, the eldest child of Edd and Minnie Hawkins. After graduating from Sacred Heart Academy in Klamath Falls, she married Robert C. Cox on April 18, 1947, and celebrated fifty-six years of marriage before his death. Her very first job was as an usherette in a movie theater. She also worked as a retail clerk, retiring from the Salvation Army in December 1993. Ethel was a member of Catholic Daughters of America for over 60 years and a member of Shepherd of the Valley Catholic Church, Central Point. Ethel was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Stewart; her sisters Joan Lyon, Janice Hawkins, Jean Rush; her husband, Robert Cox; and her son, Rodney Cox. She is survived by her youngest sister, Sharon Bauck, her son, Dale Cox (Sheila), five grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Ethel will be interred at Eternal Hills Cemetery, Klamath Falls, Oregon. Read more

After complications at Sky Lakes Medical Center in Klamath Falls, Ore., Jeanene Marilyn Oatman, known to many as Rose, joined her Lord and Savior Sept. 23, 2021 with her family by her side. On Sept. 2, 1937, Jeanene was born in Laurel, Miss., to Marvin and Edith Bishop. After divorcing in 1970, she raised her four children on her own while working various jobs. She owned and operated a service station/grocery store during the day and at night, worked as a dinner waitress at Mohawk Restaurant in Crescent, Ore. In 1972, she moved to Klamath Falls and was employed by Weyerhaeuser Timber Company until 1977. She then moved to Aloha, Ore. During that year she enrolled in a locomotive engineers training program in Minneapolis, Minn., graduating in 1978. That same year she was hired by Burlington Northern Railroad to operate locomotives. She commuted from Aloha to Vancouver, Wash., until 1987. She then returned to Klamath Falls and worked at Burlington Northern as a carman for two years. Furthering her education, she completed classes in 1991 at National Safety Council Commercial Driving and Training School, graduating with a CDL. Her driving job took her into several states. Her next job was working for the Oregon Department of Transportation in highway maintenance. For the next 13 years she operated her own cleaning business. During that time she moved her elderly mother from Crescent to Klamath Falls where she could care for her. In 2004, she retired, moving to Beatty, Ore., where she lived a slower pace and loved being close to nature and her daughter who owned a cabin on the property. Jeanene enjoyed weekend visits from her children who traveled to spend time with her. In 2016, her family moved her to Midland, Ore., where she resided her remaining years. Rose loved music and played many instruments, including piano, guitar, steel guitar, accordion, banjo, saxophone, and harp. She looked forward to playing the keyboard at church and Friday jam sessions. Her animals were an important part of her life. She loved them as family. She had a "heart of gold." Her kindness, compassion and generous spirit will be treasured by all who knew her. She had a deep love for family who will miss her more than words can say. She was a strong woman of faith and loved her Lord. Special thanks to Lorraine and Dillard Chronister and Calvary Temple Church. Jeanene is survived by her children, Durinda Rhodes, Darvin Oatman, Daren Oatman, Denene Delgado; sister, Evelyn Fanderyt; grandchildren Andrea Fisher, Jandy Irion, Tarita Delgado, Cody Oatman, Wyatt Oatman, Alex Oatman, and great-grandchildren Landon Fisher, Raehanna Hance, Raven Hance and Deim Oatman. Preceding her in death were her parents Marvin and Edith Biship; granddaughter, Dotsie Irion; and grandson Dillan Oatman. A memorial service will be held at Calvary Temple, 2161 Garden Ave., Klamath Falls, Ore., at 11 a.m. Pot luck dinner after service. Internment following at Mt. Laki Cemetery at 1 p.m. Read more

A memorial service will be held for Eugene and Donna Scott on Saturday, Oct 23rd at 2:00 at Glad Tidings Worship Center, 1007 Pine St. in Klamath Falls. Donna went home to be with Jesus on Dec. 14th, 2017 and Eugene joined her in Heaven on July 14th, 2021. They are survived by their 5 children, Lynae Hansen (Jamie), Roy Scott (Penny), Tracey Cooper (Micheal), Tiffany Smith (David) and Jackie Locke, as well as 17 grandchildren and many great grandchildren. They were so very loved and they are greatly missed. Please join us to honor and celebrate their memory. Read more

After complications at Sky Lakes Medical Center in Klamath Falls, Jeanene Marilyn Oatman, known to many as Rose, joined her Lord and Savior on Sept. 23, 2021, with her family by her side. On Sept. 2, 1937, Rose was born in Laurel, Miss., to Marvin and Edith Bishop. After divorcing in 1970, she raised her four children on her own while working various jobs. She owned and operated a service station/grocery store during the day and at night, worked as a dinner waitress at Mohawk Restaurant in Crescent, Ore. In 1972 she moved to Klamath Falls and was employed by Weyerhaeuser Timber Company until 1977. She then moved to Aloha, Ore. During that year she enrolled in a locomotive engineers training program in Minneapolis, Minn., graduating in 1978. That same year she was hired by Burlington Northern Railroad to operate locomotives. She commuted from Aloha to Vancouver, Wash., until 1987. She then returned to Klamath Falls and worked at Burlington Northern as a carman for two years. Furthering her education, she completed classes in 1991 at National Safety County Commercial Driving and Training School, graduating with a CDL. Her driving job took her into several states. Her next job was working for the Oregon Department of Transportation in highway maintenance. For the next 13 years she operated her own cleaning business. During that time, she moved her elderly mother from Crescent, Ore., to Klamath Falls, where she could care for her. In 2004 she retired, moving to Beatty, Ore., where she lived a slower pace and loved being close to nature and her daughter, who owned a cabin on the property. Rose enjoyed weekend visits from her children, who traveled to spend time with her. In 2016, her family moved her to Midland, Ore., where she lived her remaining years. Special thanks to Lorraine and Dillard Chronister and Calvary Temple Church. Rose is survived by her children: Durinda Rhodes, Darvin Oatman, Daren Oatman, Denene Delgado; sister, Evelyn Fandery; grandchildren, Andrea Fisher, Jandy Irion, Tarita Delgado, Cody Oatman, Wyatt Oatman, Alex Oatman, and great-grandchildren, Landon Fisher, Raehanna Hance, Raven Hance and Deim Oatman. Preceding her in death were her partents, Marvin and Edith Bishop, granddaughter Dotsie Irion and grandson, Dillan Oatman. A memorial service will be held at Calvary Temple, 2161 Garden Ave., Klamath Falls, Ore., at 11 a.m., Oct. 16. A potluck dinner after the service, followed by internment at Mt. Laki Cemetery at 1 p.m. Read more

Ann Pine, a long time resident of Klamath Falls, passed away October 5 in Portland Oregon, in the home of her daughter, Becky Martin. Ann, 94, was born April 7, 1927 in Elko NV and married Clem Pine in 1946. After their marriage, Clem, a former WWII veteran, rejoined the Air Force, and together they spent the next 30 years stationed both stateside and overseas. They spent two, three year tours in Taiwan and a three year tour in Japan, as well as multiple state side tours. Ann enjoyed the life of a military wife and mother. While stationed in Taiwan, she and Clem adopted their daughter Lynne, and while in Japan the adopted their son Kim. She was a devoted mother who raised six children with great love and patience. In 1969 Clem was stationed at Kingsley Field and when his tour was up they retired in Klamath Falls. Ann loved to travel and after Clem's retirement they took numerous trips to Europe, Hawaii, as well as many memorable cross country trips. Ann was a passionate gardener who spent countless hours in her yard. She was also a voracious reader and enjoyed discussing good books with friend and family. Ann was a quiet, introspective person who was a great listener and spent her life exhibiting patience, kindness, and tolerance toward everyone she met. Ann is preceded in death by her husband, Clem, and son-in-law, Jim Martin. Survived by her six children: Becky Martin, Portland; Steve Pine, Bend; Grant and Sandy Pine, Klamath Falls; Lynne Pine and Dan MacLean, San Diego; Kim and Kwen Pine, Klamath Falls; Harlan and Diedra Pine, Portland; foster son Don Bailey, Portland. She leaves behind nine grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren who loved her dearly. Read more

Arthur "Duane" Borror went Home to be with Jesus on September 28, 2021. Duane was born February 16, 1930 to CC and Irene Borror in Dearborn, MI as the third of four children. He married Marilyn, his wife of almost 70 years, on November 2, 1951. They moved to Klamath Falls in 1979 to serve Jesus at Mountain Lakes Bible Camp. He also spent time joyfully serving as he oversaw the building of various church facilities, camps and schools and worked with his son at James Borror Custom Cabinets. He was a great husband, father, grandfather and friend with many stories to share from his life. His son, James, and sisters, Doris and Roberta, preceded him in meeting Jesus. Duane is survived by his wife, Marilyn, brother Gordon, son Paul (Sharon), son David (Sharon), daughter-in-law Donna, son Daniel (Terri), daughter Ruth (Kevin), daughter Rachel (Jeff), 17 grandchildren (with 16 spouses), and 34 great grandchildren. A celebration of life service will be held in the Bible Baptist Church auditorium, 4849 South 6th St, Klamath Falls, Oregon on Saturday, October 16 at 11:00 am with lunch to follow. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Mountain Lakes Bible Camp either at the BBC office or at . The family would like to extend their appreciation to the loving care of High Desert Hospice. Read more

Letti "Ilene" Brandner passed away at her home in Klamath Falls Oregon, September 27th 2021. She is proceeded in death by her loving husband, Ron Brandner and her cherished daughter, Rhona Brandner. Ilene is survived in death by sons Joe, Rick and Keven Brandner; by her grandchildren Emily, Joelle, Kim, Cassidy, Damon, Jess and Ryan Brandner; and multiple great grandchildren. Ilene was born in Baker Montana in 1935 to Larry and Ireen Burns. In 1953, she married Ron, the love of her life. Ron and Ilene spent the next 35 years in Montana, raising their family. In 1987, Ron, Ilene and most of their children and grandchildren relocated to Klamath Falls, Oregon. Ilene spent the next 24 years managing the Super 8 hotel in Klamath Falls Oregon. In addition, Ilene served on the Chamber of Commerce, The Klamath Tourist Board and was a mentor for many young woman in the community. Ilene was a wonderful woman who loved to shop, work and eat sweets. She never turned down a opportunity to have a good long gossip with the people she loved the most. Ilene never met a child she didn't love as her own. She has left a hole in our family and will forever be missed. A viewing will be held from noon to 5 pm on, Wednesday October 6th at Davenport's Chapel and a Memorial service will be held on Thursday, October 7th at 2pm at Davenport's Chapel for Ilene. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Turtle Cove in Ilene's honor. Read more

Michael A., 60, born and raised in Klamath Falls, peacefully passed away October 2, 2021 in Beaverton, Oregon. Michael is survived by his mother and step-father Eva and Steve Snyder of Klamath Falls and three brothers Richard, Danny, and Robert; and their families. He was predeceased by his father, a brother Chris, grandparents, an aunt and uncles. End of Life Care has been entrusted to Springer and Son Aloha Funeral Home of Beaverton, Oregon. Read more

Jean A. Gaudreau, 83, of Exton, PA, passed away on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at her home, surrounded by her family. She was the beloved wife of Edward L. Gaudreau, III, with whom she shared 61 years of marriage. Born on September 19, 1938 in Parkston, South Dakota, she was the daughter of the late John L. and Beulah Nelson Kloiber. She grew up in Parkston, South Dakota, moved to Klamath Falls her junior year of high school. She was a graduate of Klamath Union High School, the Class of 1956, in Klamath Falls, OR. Primarily, she was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and homemaker. Secondly, her outside the home interests included clerical office assignments, school bus driving, managing of a fabric store during various periods of her life. She was a Girl Scout Leader for the Brownies. She was an accomplished seamstress and she enjoyed crocheting and sewing. She spent her idle time reading novels and listening to 1950's music. She also liked to travel and see the countryside. She and her family lived in many places in the USA. She enjoyed spending her summers camping. She enjoyed their cat Sarge and their dog Kala. In addition to her husband, Jean is survived by three daughters, Lori A. Gaudreau, Diane L. Barbaris (Robert), and Sarah L. Hilton (Thomas, Sr.); a brother, James F. Kloiber; five grandchildren, Amanda Barbaris (Anthony Ferraioli), Chad Barbaris (Aimee), Thomas Hilton, Jr., Timothy Hilton and Anthony Hilton. She is also survived by eight great grandchildren, Lydia Jean Ferraioli, Destiny, Desiree, Brittany, Kain, Olivia, Aubrey, Timothy Hilton, Jr. and by one great-great grandson, Jayce Hilton. Services will be private with the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to a . To send online condolences, please visit Read more

Geraldine McLelland 94 passed away on September 21 at home with family lovingly surrounding her. She is survived by Daughters Sheila Miller (Dave) Jeri Murphy, Lori Jackson, and Son Damon Jolly (Casey). Geraldine also had several Grandchildren and one great grandchild. There will be a family celebration at later date. She will be missed but is with Jesus and at peace. Read more

Laura Ellen Picard-Grabner 93, passed away Monday October 4, 2021 at her residence with family by her side. There will be a visitation time on Tuesday October 5, 2021 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM in O'Hair-Wards Funeral Chapel, 515 Pine St., Klamath Falls, Oregon. Laura will be laid to rest in the Dry Creek Cemetery, Warm Springs, Or. A full obituary will follow and will be posted at Read more

Laura Ellen Picard Grabner, 93, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 4, 2021 at her home in Klamath Falls with family by her side. Laura was born on January 16, 1928 in Chiloquin, Oregon to Amos Lewis Picard and Gertrude Lillian Pitt Bagley. Although Laura was born in Chiloquin, she was enrolled as a member of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs and has rich tribal ancestry which includes Wasco, Shasta, Pit River, and Kalapuya Tribes. As a Wasco Tribal Elder, she was proud of her heritage and enjoyed sharing with everyone that she came from the "Big River", more commonly known as the Columbia River. Laura married into the Klamath Tribes and most of her children were raised in the Chiloquin area. She loved the people of the Klamath Tribes, who treated her with love and respect as if she was their own. In the 1940's she attended boarding school on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation and at Stewart Indian School in Nevada. Though she learned practical domestic skills through her boarding school experience she suffered significant trauma that took a lifetime to overcome. After leaving the Klamath Indian Reservation in the 60's, she moved to The Dallas prior to returning to the Warms Springs Indian Reservation where she built a home and dedicated herself to her family and culture. In doing so, she taught herself to sew and bead regalia, make jewelry, and participated in many tribal gatherings, events, and pow-wow celebrations to watch her family dance which brought her immense pride and joy. In her spare time, joined a league bowling team, and enjoyed playing the guitar or the piano while singing her favorite country gospel songs. In the early 70's, Laura was appointed by Oregon Governor Tom McCall to serve on an advisory board to advocate for support of Native American drug and alcohol recovery programs. This work and sharing her personal testimony were instrumental in establishing funding for tribes to provide these necessary services. She was extremely proud of her service on this board as it was instrumental in her own recovery to advocate for sobriety. After the death of her mother, Laura and her husband Raymond moved to Redmond, Oregon where they lived for approximately 30-years. Laura returned to the Klamath Basin in 2018 to be cared by for by her daughter Mary and family. Laura was a strong woman of faith and relied heavily on her relationship and belief in God and the power of the written and spoken word of the Bible. She would pray daily for her family, friends, and anyone that requested it. She wore out the pages of several bibles throughout her lifetime and almost every page has hand-written names of her loved ones next to scriptures she believed were relevant for them. Later in her life she was very active in ministry to Native Americans and participated in many Native conferences throughout the west. As our guide, Laura shared family and tribal history and was a wealth of knowledge and wisdom to us all. She enjoyed visiting friends and family while sharing her faith, stories, insight, and the importance of practicing tribal tradition. She did this all through her loving, caring, sometimes serious, strong personality, but was riddled with her silly jokes and wonderful and uplifting sense of humor. She made all of us feel like her number one, and every single one of her children, grandchildren family and friends held a special place in her heart. She was the matriarch of our family and we have been truly blessed and deeply affected by her faith, hope, love, prayers, encouragement, admonishment, correction, and stories. She was an overcomer, a respected elder, and a wonderful example to us all. Laura was preceded in death by: Grandmother Daisy Mary Hayes Wright, father Amos Lewis Picard, mother Gertrude Lillian Pitt Bagley, loving dad William "Bill" Bagley, brothers, Lewis Picard, Wally Picard, Donald Picard, William Bagley, Louis Bagley, sisters, Evelyn Miller, Mildred Alene Picard, and Billy Jo Bagley, son Calvin "Buttons" Shadley, and daughter Lorilee Picard. Laura is survived by: Brothers Al Bagley, and Jerry Bagley, children Ronald "Cobby" Shadley Sr., Roylene Harrington, Mary and Don Gentry and Albert "Abby" Summers Jr. and Ruth Castriotta. Grandchildren: Lorriane Stockton, Dena Stockton, Robert Stockton, Brenda Shadley, Laura Shadley, Leanna Shadley, Tony Waits, Trina Randall, Tonya Shadley, Cara Shadley, Darrell "Kobby" Shadley, Ronald "Cobby" Shadley Jr., Savanah Arnett, Calvin Shadley, Raefield "Pockets" Benson, Mildred Unive, Aaron Gentry, Alicia Boston, Adria Paschal, Angeline Summers, and Destiny Summers and numerous great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Viewing 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 5, at O'Hair-Wards Funeral Home, Klamath Falls, Oregon. Wednesday, October 6, 6:00 a.m. the final procession will depart from O'Hair-Wards Funeral Chapel Klamath Falls, Oregon to Warm Springs, Oregon for services at the Warm Springs Community Center Pavilion at 11:00 a.m. Internment at Dry Creek Cemetery, Warm Springs, Oregon. Officiated by Carlos Calica of Warm Springs, Oregon. Read more

Wesley Dewitt Tyler, long time resident of Klamath Falls, Or passed away peacefully with his wife of 53 years, Oruwan Tyler and his son, Wes Tyler by his side. Wesley, a retired USAF Tsgt. leaves behind a daughter, Sophiea Tyler (Portland, OR), son, Wes Tyler (Chicago, IL) and sister Janet D'Aprile (Renton, WA). A memorial service will be held at Keno Community Church on October 16,2021. For more information, please call 541-882-0271 Read more

Gene Frank Badker 74, passed away on Wednesday September 22, 2021 at his residence with family by his side. There will be a committal service Thursday, September 30, 2021 at 10:00 am at Eagle Point National Cemetery, Eagle Point, Oregon. Military honors will be presented. The family will be having a Celebration of Life service in the spring of 2022. To view full obituary please go to . Read more

On September 14, Joyce Daun Burt, our beautiful wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and cherished friend was given her angel wings after a 2 year battle with cancer. Joyce was born on July 13, 1945 in Venice, FL to Frank and Virginia Badker. Her father, Frank, received a Government Lottery for a homestead in Newell, CA where the family briefly resided before moving to Klamath Falls, OR. Joyce met the love of her life, Clyde Burt, at the age of 15 while on a double date. Although Clyde was not her date at that time she would make sure from that point on he was. After graduating from KUHS she and Clyde were married on November 16, 1963 in Klamath Falls and began their life in France where Clyde was stationed with the Army. They were also stationed in Georgia and Tacoma, WA before moving back home to Klamath Falls following Clyde's honorable discharge. Joyce worked as a bookkeeper and secretary for various employers prior to retiring in 2006 from the Klamath Falls City Schools as a Transportation Department Secretary. Joyce's love for her children, family, and friends was unending as could be seen in the hours she spent in organizing gatherings, supporting school, church, and hobby connected events her family participated in, and the unmeasurable hugs and kisses she gave in love and support. She was a giver of her time and enjoyed volunteering. She was a Campfire Leader for several years, and earned a 30 year badge of service as a 4-H Leader for 20 years and a 4-H Resource Leader for 10 years. She was Secretary for the Klamath Kruisers as well as President, Secretary, Treasurer and Wagon Master, during select tenures, for the Good Sam's Klamath Kampers Chapter. She chaperoned on the road trips to be with her children as they sang in both school and church choirs as well as hosted many youth group gatherings and fund raising adventures. Her love for camping and travel was never ending as she participated in Klamath Kamper, Good Sam, Faith Christian church family camps, family reunion campouts and travels to visit family or explore new sites. Her simple self reminds us that she never wanted others to worry about her but, rather, that she was certain to dedicate her time towards taking care of others as seen through her organizational skills and her totes of plenty. She graciously donated to veterans organizations, the food bank and Dogs for the Deaf. Joyce and Clyde made it a habit to frequent garage/estate sales, as they could always find a deal to be had and could stop and chat with friends and acquaintances on every trip to town. Her green thumb brought about the beauty of every color of Roses, Peonies, and her favorite flower, Gladiolus. She was proud to show her 1965 Chevy Impala in car shows. During Christmas she took joy in displaying her Christmas Village that consisted of over 100 pieces. Joyce will be dearly missed by her husband of 57 years, Clyde, daughters Kim (husband Mark) Jacobson, Shari (husband Brent) Glidden and son Danny (wife Kathryn) Burt. Grandchildren Nick, Brianna, Dustin, Taylor, McKailah, Sarah, Kylie and Gabriella. Great Grandchildren Aviana, Emree, Knox, Fynn, Ezra, Adalyn Mae, Charles and Carter Ann. She is also survived by her sister Janice (husband Gary) Maxwell as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Joining her is her recently deceased brother Gene Badker who is survived by his wife, Susan. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Virginia and Frank as well as a sister, Janie, who passed away at birth. Please join us in a Celebration of Life, Saturday, October 16 at 11:00 AM at Shasta Way Christian Church with a reception to follow. Thank you to the staff at High Desert Hospice for their care and friendship. In lieu of flowers please donate to High Desert Hospice, Klamath Falls or Wellness Ware & Bra-D-Da in Grants Pass. Read more

Gia Caprice Foster, 21, made her journey to our creator on September 11, 2021, from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. Gia was born to Wayne "Ambrose" Foster and Willa Powless on March 8, 2000, in Klamath Falls, Oregon. Gia was a proud Klamath Tribal member. She spent summers camping, frequently visiting the lava beds, fancy dancing at pow wows, and playing YMCA basketball. She attended Mills Elementary and Ponderosa Junior High before moving with her family to Cheyenne, Wyoming, in 2013. Although Gia was soft-spoken, she quickly found close friends in Jacob, Savannah, Austina, and Amber. They enjoyed shopping in Denver, going to movies, and attending the famous Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo. She also loved hanging out with her big brother Zane and taking road trips with her sister Reece and Mom to the Rocky Mountains, Black Hills, and learning local history. In 2018, she graduated from Cheyenne South High School and attended Laramie County Community College; her dream was to become a school teacher. Oregon was her true home, and she was always drawn back no matter how far away she traveled. So she returned to Chiloquin and worked for the Klamath Tribe's hotel enterprise, where she also made dear friends. Gia was a sweetheart, and it was amazing to see the impact that she had on people. Her greatest gift and blessing was her beautiful son Phoenix; he was the light and love of her life. Family was everything to Gia. She was a force, like gravity, that held all of us together and kept us laughing. She was a wonderful mother, an amazing sister, and a loving daughter. We will forever remember her sparkling eyes, sweet smile, and heart of pure gold. Gia is survived by her son Phoenix Foster. Mother Willa Powless. Brothers; Mason Foster and Zane Powless. Sisters; Brittney Foster and Reece Foster. Grandmothers; Gwendolyn "Monk" Pratt-Powless and Nadene "DeeDee's" Foster. Aunts; Lisa, Jade, Kandi, Sasha, Sabrina, Mia, Wanda, Chastity, Bonnie, and Carmelita. Uncles; Guy, Dwight, James, Amos, Shane, Gary, and Paul; special friend Mario Sainez. Many cousins and good friends whom she counted as family. Gia was preceded in death by her father, Wayne "Ambrose" Foster, brother Lorentine Cloud Foster, grandfathers; Gregg Powless and Pat Foster, and great-grandmother; Francis "Rennie" Crain. Private family services were held on September 18, 2021, and Gia was laid to rest at the Brown Family Cemetery in Beatty, Oregon. The family would like to thank Becca Miller-Jackson, Kayla-Keen Brown, Tippy Cress, Hazen Miller, Kevin Parazoo, Neo Parazoo, Mario Sainez, Byron Campagna, Lidol-Won Parazoo-Sanders, Jim Jackson, Ellsworth Lang, and Paul Davenport. Read more

Lisa Kay Howard, at the age of 61, went home to be with the Lord the evening of September 5th, 2021, in Ashland Oregon. Lisa was born in Portland, Oregon to Dave Christensen and Kay Odegaard. She had four children, Heath, Sean, Shelia, and Deven with her 1st husband Tim Howard and was a current resident of Eagle Point, Oregon. Her parents moved from Portland to Lakeview, Oregon where she attended school and graduated from Lakeview Senior High in 1978. She continued her education at the University of Oregon and Southern Oregon College. During High School and College she played numerous sport at which she excelled in. Lisa loved being surrounded by her children and grandchildren and had a strong passion for photography. With this passion she was able to capture many great photos which she shared with her family and friends. She especially loved taking photos of the family cow brandings and of the many scenic viewpoints she visited. Her favorite place to visit was the Oregon Coast, where she wishes to have her ashes spread in the ocean. Lisa is survived by her sons, Heath Howard (Amber) and Sean Howard; daughters, Shelia King (Geoff) and Deven Howard; her grandchildren Hayden, Grady, Josie, Brinley, and Grant; her mother and step-father, Kay and Bill Odegaard: sisters Teryel Vaughn, and Devonne Oldfield (Greg); half-brother Jeff Christensen (Paula); stepsisters Pam Cartwright and Dawn Cartwright; stepbrothers Bill Odegaard (Gretchen) and Ken Odegaard (Audrae). She is preceded in death by her father Dave Christensen, and grandparents. A service to honor Lisa will be held October 9th, 2021 12:00 pm at O'Hair-Wards Funeral Chapel, 515 Pine Street, Klamath Falls, Oregon. Potluck reception to follow at 22717 Hwy 140E, Bonanza, Oregon 97623 from 3pm-5pm. The family would like to extend their gratitude to everyone who has reached out in this difficult time to offer their support. Read more

Videll Anice Miller was unexpectedly taken home to our Creator on September 27, 2021. Videll was born on October 03, 1948, to Lupe Agnus Unive and Elwood Horace Miller Sr. As our tribal community is fully aware you could count on Videll to share her true thoughts and feelings, and/or give you her last dollar if you were in need. Videll had a vibrant personality and left an imprint on the people she encountered. She was humorous and outgoing. Videll was "authentic and real" and "stood her own truth" earning the name INDIAN VIDELL from her late father, Elwood Horace Miller Sr. In 1965 Videll married the "love of her life" Roland James Hicks III. Videll went on to have 5 children, 20 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren. Videll was very "RICH" in family and love. She provided all of her children and grandchildren with unconditional love and acceptance, regardless of where they were in their life journeys. This was her greatest accomplishment in life. And the greatest accomplishment that any one person could ever hope to achieve. She spent endless hours swimming, playing board games and cards [rummy was her fav], and cooking amazing homemade meals for her family. Videll put "love" into every meal she prepared and that's what made her an amazing cook. Innately, Videll was born a "Community Helper," and during her younger years she extended her home to various tribal children [both related and unrelated], she cooked and cleaned for her tribal elders, all from the goodness of her heart. Videll loved and wanted to be loved, and this was apparent in the way she navigated the world. Videll did not require any dominant culture approval for how she cared for her tribal community, nor did she require any money in return. Throughout Videll's life she made her daily walks around Chiloquin, where she visited with her family and friends, and as Videll aged and her memory started to decline; along with her Family of Creation, our community automatically swooped in and collectively cared for their tribal elder. As Native people this is part of our traditional value system. Videll's immediate family was completely aware that Videll would have never been able to live independently, until her last days, without the continued support of our Native Community. Videll was very proud of her Native heritage and exercised her traditional beliefs and practices throughout her daily journey, valuing relationship and love, over any materialistic belongings. Videll's presence was known throughout Chiloquin and she will be missed by many. Videll was preceded in Death by: Lupe Agnus Brown (Mother), Elwood Horace Miller Sr.(Father), and Wauseka Brown Sr. (second-father) and siblings, Sisters - Cecelia Wilder, Georgie Gallagher, Latonne Miller, and Louisa Brown, brothers - Elwood Horace Miller Jr., Johny Miller, Louie Miller, Waukeen Brown, and grandson Blaywaas Ozzy Gallagher. Videll is survived by: Tianna Sanchey (sister), and brothers Eldo Miller and Wauseka Brown Jr, Children - Latonne (Tinker) Cherie Hicks & Jerome Jackson (son in-law), Lahna Lilly & David Lilly Jr (son in-law)., Shawna Fay Gallagher & Louie Gallagher Sr.(son in-law), Gus Miller & Tahnaya Parrish (daughter in-law), and Latoya Tay Miller. Grandkids: Tess Ashley Wahl, Jimmy Jerome Jackson, Justin Jasper Jackson, Jerzy James Jackson, Jazzy Wau Jackson, David Gordan Lilly III, Trevin Austin Lilly, Lance Wayne Lilly, Jayde Lashawn Lilly, Tempest Tayla Dawson, Tyra Cree Gallagher, Tessa "Anice" Gallagher, Louie Gallagher Jr., Blaine Kai-Noah Gallagher, Jacobey Shawn Heavy-Runner Gallagher, Savayah Lee Jackson, Craig Jackson Jr., Gus Brad Miller, and Terrance Kai Miller. Great Grand Kids: Tasheena Cherie Hill, Justin Dean Hill Jr., Treyson Trooper Ross, Jimmy Jerome Jackson Jr., Jenasis Jackson, Jordan Jackson, Analayah Fay Gallagher-McCormick. A Celebration of Life memorial service will be held on Saturday October 2, at 1:00 PM at the Klamath Tribal Community Center, 35601 Choke Cherry Way, Chiloquin, Oregon. O'Hair-Wards Funeral Chapel is assisting with arrangements. To continue viewing this obituary, please visit Read more

Gary Starbuck died April 14, 2021, at the age of 90 in Klamath Falls, Oregon. He was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years Frances Marie Krause. He is survived by his stepmother Judy Starbuck of Patagonia, AZ; daughter Lori (Kevin) Harris of Klamath Falls; grandchildren Jenny (Mike) Heath, Heather (Rickie) Williams, and Kearney (Marissa Towner) Harris of Klamath Falls; and 11 great-grandchildren. Read more

Lona M. (Barnhart) Wise, age 103, passed away September 10, 2021 of natural causes. She was born in Crofton, Nebraska to Linford and Grace (Steal) Barnhart, May 1, 1918. She was raised and had her schooling in Winner, SD. In July 1938 she married Max E. Wise in Deadwood, SD. They lived and worked in several areas across the United States, finally moving to Klamath Falls in August 1951 making it their final home. Survivors are daughter Beverly and husband Leon Peeler, daughter Judith Wise, 4 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren, 1 brother and 1 sister. She was preceded in death by her husband in 2002. There will be a family memorial at a later date. Read more

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

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 . Read more

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

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 . Read more

Geraldine "Geri" Loomis, 85, passed away at her residence at Pacifica Senior Living in Klamath Falls on September 19, 2021. A graveside service will be held at Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery on Saturday October 2, 2021 at 1:00 PM. For additional information, please visit . Read more

Having lived 101 beautiful years here on earth, Maradean Lyon moved to her eternal home in heaven in the early morning on September 18, 2021. The life of this beloved mom and grandma began on April 30th, 1920, on the family farm in Mott, North Dakota where she was born to Richard and Mary Heiber. She often spoke lovingly of her childhood in Mott and enjoyed sharing the many memories of growing up the fourth of eight children on their 830-acre farm. Even stories of hard winters with snow up to the roof, the depression and drought were softened by the memories of the joys of childhood with her parents and siblings including special trips into town with her dad in the wagon, buying penny candy and playing games outside till dark. The combination of the untimely death of her father and the drought forced the family to sell the farm and move west. Mary Heiber moved her family to Red Bluff, CA to start a new life. On a trip to Merrill, OR to visit her sister Mildred, Maradean met Louie Lyon and they were soon wed then made their home in Malin, OR and Malin remained her home. She along with Louie raised their four children, Rodney, Lynette, Maralee and Loudean and lived rich and full lives as hard-working farmers and community members. She influenced many young people through her years as a Sunday school teacher and 4-H cooking and sewing leader. She worked alongside Louie in potato fields early in their marriage and helped drive cattle from pasture in Fort Klamath back to Malin. Homemaker was Maradean's principal occupation and what she truly excelled at. Her ability to make a house a home, an oasis in life's storms, was beyond measure. From the beautiful dresses she sewed for her daughters, the delicious meals and mouthwatering pies, the canned fruit from her trees to her stunning flower garden and impeccably decorated house she excelled at whatever she endeavored. More than these things though the real comfort of this humble home came from Maradean herself, her warm hugs, sweet smile, infectious laugh, listening ear, and wise advice filled every space and warmly greeted all who entered. She never tired of attending sporting events, plays, concerts, parties any occasion involving children and grandchildren was her priority and a genuine display of her love and devotion to them all. As time marched on and she became less inclined to leave the house she spent her days reading her bible and devotions, listening to hymns, watching westerns, and visiting with her wonderful caregivers. Always a lady with a sweet demeanor, Maradean was simultaneously tenacious and determined. She determined to live a beautiful, simple life that would be honoring to the Lord and so she did. In 2019 at the age of 99 when asked what her earliest childhood memory was she wrote the following... "She asked me what my earliest childhood memory was. I chuckled to myself and said well, I first had to have been born. As I sit here in my chair with my blanket on my lap. I'm wondering where the time has gone as a child, sister, daughter, friend, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and child of God. Memories start to flood my mind but yet it is hard to remember as I am writing this, they are hidden shadows in my mind. I am going to try my best to remember. I hope everyone who reads this finds a little bit of laughter and a whole lot of love." Her family hopes that all who knew her remember Maradean with a little bit of laughter and a whole lot of love. Maradean was preceded in death by her parents, siblings, spouse and grandsons Ty Tankersley, Mark Illian and Gannon Orem. She is survived by her children Rodney (Marie) Lyon, Lynette (Larry) Tankersley, Maralee (Rick) Illian, and Loudean (John) Elliott. Grandchildren Rick (Jeannie) Lyon, Ronda Lyon, Tracey (Nancy) Lyon, Michelle (James) Lyon, Troy (Wanda) Tankersley, Laura (Dan) Brodigan, Matthew Illian, Heather (Gene) Palmer, and Marnie (Scott) Merin. As well as 16 great grandchildren and 8 great great grandchildren. Graveside services will be held Mon., Sept. 27th at the Malin Cemetery at 11:00 a.m. with a luncheon to follow at the Malin Community Hall. Davenport's Chapel of the Good shepherd is in charge of the arrangements. In remembrance of Maradean's life, charitable donations may be made to the Malin Park Board C/O Tree Lighting, PO Box 61 Malin, OR 97632 Read more

Eldon Ray Miller Jr., c'wiididiks, "Killdeer", age 41 years old, was born February 6, 1980. He began his journey home on August 23, 2021. Eldon was raised lovingly by his grandparents, John and Cassie Law of Chiloquin, Oregon. He was a loving son, brother, grandson, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend. Eldon graduated from Chiloquin High School. He studied Music Engineering at Haskell Indian Nations University and Chief Dull Knife College. He was a descendent of Chief Lalo, who signed the Klamath Indian Treaty of 1864, and who raised Eldon's great grandmother, Cassie Case, a full-blooded Klamath Indian. Eldon is Klamath, Siletz (Tututni), and Northern Cheyenne Tribes. He was also a descendent of Tallwhiteman and Bobtailhorse, who fought in the Little Bighorn Battle and defeated Custer on foot. Eldon loved his family very much. He loved traveling and trying new places to eat. Eldon spent a lot of time with our Auntie Phyllis and family at Kamkan Ranch. He played basketball and he was good at defending and hustling on the court. Eldon recorded a song for his senior project, and while in college he published a poem. He loved music and dancing, raising the roof. Eldon is survived by his grandparents John and Cassie Law, his mother, Cassandra (Alec) Sandcrane, his father, Eldon Ray Miller Sr, his brother, Lalo (Sonia) Miller,; his sisters, Sarah Miller, Lee Lee (Jesse) Miller, Angie Sandcrane, Delayna and Berthea Townsend. Uncles, Joe Law, Jerald Law, Wauseka Brown Jr., Poco Brown, Albert Wilder; Aunties, Rachel Law, Tiana Sanchey, Videll Miller, Renee (Crayton) Brown, Bindy (Marko) Brown, Velma Miller, Rachel Miller, Serena Jackson, Patty & Dolly Sandcrane. Great Aunties, Delores Case and Jackie (John) Galbreath; Numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Preceded him in death, Grandparents, Wauseka and Lupe Brown Sr, Nancy Sandcrane, Elwood Miller Sr., brother, Charles Kirk; Great Grandparents, Edward (Cassie) Case Sr; Great Great Aunt Lavina Smith; Great Aunts, Phyllis Samson, Jessie (Gregory) Aguilar; Great Uncle/Aunt Edward (Betty) Case Jr; Corrina (Burton) Tallwhiteman; Aunties Georgene Gallagher & Family, Cecelia Wilder, LaTonne (Irvin) Kirk, Louisa Brown. Uncles, Elwood Miller Jr., Louie Miller, Johnny Miller, Waukeen Brown. Families are Cases, Smiths, Weeks, Jim Jackson Family, Unives, Millers, Browns, Tallwhiteman. Eldon, you are greatly missed and stinta umms née wnak. A wake was held on Friday, September 3rd, and the burial service was held the following day September 4, 3021. Read more

Shirley Lucille Nelson, loving wife, mother and friend, passed away in Klamath Falls, OR on Thursday, August 26, 2021 at the age of 94. Born in San Francisco, CA on March 13, 1927, Shirley spent her early years in Twin Falls, ID with her parents, Robert W. and Edythe K. Ferguson. Shirley graduated high school in Los Angeles, CA in 1945 and moved to Klamath Falls, OR in 1954. She was an active member in a number of organizations including Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, Cow Belles, Daughters of the Nile and was a charter member of the Elkettes in 1967, serving as President in 1982-1983 and continuing her involvement into 2021. Shirley married the love of her life, William Olaf "Bill" Nelson in 1984 and was proud of their continued time with the Elks Club for many years, meeting many wonderful friends and traveling for many great functions. Shirley and Bill began their motorhome adventures in 1990 and eventually settled in their winter home in Yuma, AZ. Each year brought new found friends from around the US and Canada and many, many hours of enjoyment around campfires high in the foothills of Yuma or out in the beautiful expanse of the AZ desert. The annual Christmas parades in their decorated sand rail was always a winter high light. Waterfalls, trips to the beach, entertaining, dancing and playing cards were some of Shirley's favorite things. She loved her Friday night games of 31 at the Moose Lodge and especially loved her afternoon games with her special neighbor fiends, Jan, Judy and Dayle. Shirley leaves behind her loving husband Bill, son Mike Orahood of Macdoel, CA, daughter Pati (Bob) Bengtson of Crooked River Ranch, OR, step-son Perry Nelson of Klamath Falls, OR and step-daughter Denice (David) Hadley of Lakeview, OR. Her extended family includes 9 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Shirley was pre-deceased by daughter-in-law, Tina Orahood, Macdoel, CA. A gathering to celebrate Shirley's life will be held at a later date. Remembrances can be made in Shirley's name to ( ) Read more

Jim Snook, longtime resident of Klamath known for his outdoor sports cartoons, died peacefully at age 85 at his home in Rocky Point. Born in Concordia, Kansas, Jim grew up in Hillsboro, OR, where he met and married Loretta Steward. Jim served in the Korean War with the Air Force, and earned degrees in art education and outdoor education from SOC, and taught art at Eagle Point High for many years before pursuing the cartoon business full-time. A lifelong artist, Jim was a master oil painter and photographer who also enjoyed playing guitar, and telling stories. Jim was preceded in death by his parents, John and Roshia Belle Snook, brother Ivan Snook and sisters Betty Snook and Evelyn Holmes, and great granddaughter Aurora Ekstrom. He is survived by his wife, Loretta, of Rocky Point, OR; sister Janice Hodencamp of Prineville, OR; brothers Dale Snook of Klamath Falls, OR; Bill Snook of Buckeye, AZ; Edward Snook of Fruitland, ID; Ron Snook of Creswell, OR; and Mike Snook of Seaside, OR; children Teresa Snook of Butte Falls, OR; Matthew Snook of Portland, OR; Laurie Brain of Chiloquin, OR; and Christy Snook of Rocky Point, OR; twenty grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren. Read more

Anton Merle Suty, 66 passed away Friday August 27, 2021 in Sky Lakes Medical Center, Klamath Falls, Or. A memorial service will be held Saturday September 25, 2021 at 1:00 PM in O'Hair-Wards Funeral Chapel, 515 Pine St. Klamath Falls, Or. To view full obituary please visit Read more

Marlin "Stoggie" Wilson answered his last call to reunite with his family and cowboy friends on September 19, 2021. He was born on December 10, 1933 at Klamath Agency to Roy Wilson and Esther Tupper Wilson. He lived and grew up on the Klamath Indian Reservation. It was in his senior year in high school where he met his future wife, and the love of his life, Rosa Fay Shadley. She was in the 8th grade. They later eloped in Reno on September 10, 1955. Stoggie participated in RCA, Amateur and All-Indian rodeos in bull riding. He also enlisted in the army from 1953-1955. He was very proud of his Modoc heritage. He loved sharing memories and stories about things that happened on the reservation. He worked for over 60 years on his ranches, tending to the land and the cattle. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosa; daughter, Carmel; his parents, Roy and Esther Wilson; 3 sisters, Roverta Wilson, Floreine Wilson, Lorraine Mae Wilson; 3 brothers, Roy Wilson Jr, Ronald Wilson, and Milford Wilson. Mr. Wilson is survived by several nieces and nephews: Lorene Smith, Ronna Kay Smith, Marvin Jake McWilliams, Buckley McWilliams, Myra McWilliams, Katrina Kelmer, Marvel Perez, and Maureen Olson. Davenport's Chapel of the Good Shepherd is in charge of arrangements. Marvin Garcia will be officiating a service at the Beatty Community Church on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 11:00am. Interment will follow at Chief Schonchin Cemetery. A potluck will follow at the Irwin Weiser Community Center in Beatty. The family requests that all who attend to please wear a mask. Read more

Robert "Bob" Gardner, 91, passed away in Klamath Falls on Sept. 10, 2021. Bob was born on January 14, 1930 in Monticello, Calif. to Edgar and Ruby Gardner. He graduate from Winters High School in 1948 and then entered the US Army during the Korean War, receiving an honorable discharge in 1952. He then attended UC Davis where he studied Animal Husbandry. He later attended Cal Poly where he received his Horseshoeing Certificate in 1954. Bob worked as a cowboy on various cattle ranches in the Sacramento area, as well as horseshoeing. Bob married Dorothy J. Moore on Aug. 4, 1962 in Sacramento, Calif. Bob lived to ride horses. He was not only a horseshoer, but also a trainer, life member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboy's Association for team roping, rode cutting and reining horses and was an American Quarter Horse judge. They moved from Winters, Calif. to the Klamath Falls area in 1990. Condolences may be expressed online at . Read more

Judy R. Boese, 80, a long time resident of Macdoel, California, passed away at her residence in Klamath Falls on September 10, 2021. Memorial services will be held at a later date. O'Hair-Wards Funeral Chapel (541-884-3456) is in charge of the arrangements. Read more

Mr. Guarnaccia died of natural causes on 9/5/2021 in Bella Vista, Arkansas. He was born to David and Shirley Guarnaccia in Brooklyn, NY; grew up on Long Island much of the time with his grandparents, Dr. Rudolph and Gretchen Herriman. He attended school at Mr. Hermon (now Northfield Mr. Hermon) in MA; received a B.S. in Forest Management at the University of Massachusetts 1959, Amherst, MA; a M.S in Forestry 1962 at Montana State University, Missoula, Montana. His career of many years included being employed by the U.S Forest Service in Washington and Montana; Canyon Logging Co in Montana; Weyerhaeuser Co (V.P. and G.M of the OC&E Railway) in Klamath Falls, OR; Soferval, Inc./GEC Alstom as facilities manager building 150 Bay Area Rapid Transit cars in San Francisco Bay Area; along with several other timber/railroad related positions in California, Oregon, Texas, and Arkansas. While in Klamath Falls, OR, he served as the chairman of the Klamath County Board of Health. He collected train memorabilia and set up model trains as a hobby. Mr. Guarnaccia is survived by his wife Norma Jean MacKenzie Guarnaccia, Bella Vista, AR; brother John (Mercedes) Guarnaccia, Waldoboro, ME; brother Joseph Guarnaccia, Princeton, NJ; daughter Jennie Guarnaccia Silver (Matthew), Sacramento, CA; son Paul (Erin Ernst) South Lake Tahoe, CA; grandson Julian Silver, Sacramento, CA; Raylene Guarnaccia, Bella Vista, AR; and Carol Guarnaccia, Pleasanton, CA. A memorial service will be held at a future date at the Presbyterian Church of Bella Vista, AR. Read more