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Robert Lee Eberhard 1935-2017

  Robert L. Eberhard, the familiar face and voice of Eberhard’s Dairy Products in Central Oregon, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, at his home in Redmond, ending his fight with cancer. Bob Eberhard was born May 6, 1935, in Prineville, to Swiss immigrant John Eberhard and his wife, Nelda. Bob was a hard working…

Paul A. Rhodes 1933-2017

Paul A. Rhodes, 84, of Cove, passed away Friday, Sept. 29, at a local care facility. Paul was born July 11, 1933, in Spooner, Wis., to Peter and Leona Rhodes. After high school, Paul enlisted in the United States Air Force and served in occupied Germany as a military policeman. He received the Occupation Medal,…

Faithe Rupp

Faithe Rupp passed away Thursday, Oct. 5. She championed two neurological diseases, Parkinson’s and multiple system atrophy, with amazing grace and stamina, to the very end. She remained in her home where she was surrounded by family, friends, and caregivers. She was age 70 at her passing. Faithe is survived by her loving and attentive…

Jeannine Yvonne Hagele 1928 – 2017

  Jeannine Yvonne Hagele, formerly of Boise, Idaho, and Burns, passed away April 23, near her home in Sacramento, Calif. Born July 3, 1928, in Bow Island, Alberta, Canada, as Edith Viola Spiers to William Housley and Mae Middleton Spiers, Jeannine was adopted by John Lawrence Johnson and Laneita Irene Johnson (nee Pfost) of Boise….

Funeral notice — Joyce M. Wheeler

Joyce M. Wheeler, 79, passed away at her home Sunday, Oct. 1, surrounded by family. Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, at Holy Family Catholic Church. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at Holy Family Catholic Church. Contributions in her…

Death notice — Robert “Bob” Lee Eberhard

Robert “Bob” Lee Eberhard, 82, of Redmond, passed away Sept. 26. Bob was born May 6, 1935. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at Highland Baptist Church, 3100 SW Highland Ave. in Redmond, with an ice cream social to follow. Remembrances may be made to the Dairy Building Fund,…

Bernice Ellen Pope 1932-2017

Bernice Pope passed away peacefully Sept. 20 in Bend, surrounded by her three daughters. Bernice had been in failing health for the last year, living at Valley View Assisted Living Center in John Day. “Bunny”, as she was known since she was a child, was born Nov. 13, 1932, in Burns to Willard and Hazel…

Madison Ann Hobbs 2001-2017

Madison Ann Hobbs, known to most as “Maddi”, passed away unexpectedly Aug. 27. She was born July 5, 2001, to Jerrod and Amanda Hobbs, and older sister, Taylor Hobbs. Grandparents include Richard and Terry Hobbs, and Sherwin and Kathryn Barto. She lived in Burns, and attended school as a junior at Burns High School. Passionate…

Romauld Valentine Pietersz 1934- 2017

  Romauld “Ray” Valentine Pietersz passed away peacefully Sept. 14, with his family by his side. Ray was born Feb. 7, 1924, in Colombo, Sri-Lanka, to Colinwood and Anastasia (Stainwall) Pietersz. Fifty years of his life were spent in Colombo, and the rest of his life was spent in Hines. He attended St. Matthews School…

John Joel Sword 1949-2017

  John Joel Sword, 68, passed away peacefully Aug. 31, after a brave and lengthy fight with cancer. John was born Feb. 5, 1949, in Burns, to Joel and Elfreda (Scheckle) Sword of Drewsey. He joined an older sister, Darlene, and they were later joined by a younger sister, Frances. John was a lifetime resident…

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