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Robert Orville (Bob) Carter 1947-2018

  Robert Orville (Bob) Carter, 70, passed away Jan. 5, at his home in Spokane, Wash. His wife and longtime companion, Karen, was with him at the time of his death. Bob had serious medical issues for the past number of years, and his death was due to a heart attack. Bob was born Dec….

Funeral notice — Randolph “Randy” Wenick

Randolph “Randy” Wenick, 69, passed away Feb. 9, at The Aspens in Hines. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, at the Burns Elks Lodge No. 1680, with burial to follow in the Burns Cemetery. Donations in Randy’s memory may be made to Harney County Hospice. LaFollette’s Chapel is in…

Randy Brian Turley

Randy Brian Turley, 64, passed away Jan. 28 at his home in Riddle. Randy was born in Burns to Ray and Luella Turley. He worked as a millwright most of his adulthood, most recently with Roseburg Forest Products Company. His skills were used away from work fixing just about anything broken, and he also built…

Ova Mae Smith Petersen 1926-2018

  Ova Mae Smith Petersen passed away Jan. 14 in Redmond, following a brief illness, with her family at her bedside. Ova was 91 years old and had a beautiful sparkle in her eyes, loved to live life to the fullest, and always had a smile on her face. She was born Dec. 4, 1926,…

Ruth Elizabeth Paul 1925-2018

Ruth Elizabeth Paul passed away Jan. 30 at The Aspens Living Center in Hines. She was born Dec. 31, 1925, to Carl August and Lina Marie Heck in Roseburg. After graduating from high school in Roseburg, she attended Biola Institute and Oregon State University. On April 7, 1946, she married Walter Grensted Paul in Roseburg….

Death notice — Barry Lee Roley

Barry Lee Roley, 62, of Burns, passed away Jan. 25. No services are scheduled at this time. Condolences may be left at

Rena Adams Beers 1918-2018

  Rena Adams Beers passed away Jan. 16 on the Burns Paiute Indian Reservation (BPIR). Rena was born March 16, 1918, in Jordan Valley, near a large boulder that had fallen from the cliff above. Her father was John Adams, and her mother was Annie Adams. Both of her parents were Northern Paiutes. Rena spent…

Winona Felicia Gertrude Pietersz 1929-2018

  Winona Felicia Gertrude Pietersz, 88, passed away peacefully Jan. 25 at Harney District Hospital, with her two daughters by her side. Winona was born Aug. 14, 1929, to Arthur Winston Jansz and Gertrude Matilda (Hingert) Jansz, in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Winona married Romauld Valentine Pietersz Oct. 17, 1959 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in…

Kathleen M. Norman 1960-2018

Kathleen Norman of Newberg passed away Monday, Jan. 15, at the age of 57. She was born in Portland to Kenneth and Dolores Norman. She attended Aloha High School and graduated from Newberg High School, where she played varsity softball and basketball. She played college softball and received a bachelor’s degree from Western Oregon College…

Richard “Dick” Read 1935-2018

Richard “Dick” Read, 82, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 16, at Blue Mountain Care Center in Prairie City. Dick was born May 23, 1935, in White Salmon, Wash. to Wern and Myrtle Read. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Faith Baptist Church of Harney County in Hines, starting at 11 a.m….