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Lois May (Fancher) Stoddart 1925-2017

Longtime Harney and Malheur county resident, Lois May (Fancher) Stoddart, 91, passed away peacefully May 22 at home on the ranch in Burns. Lois was born Aug. 8, 1925, to Earle C. and Maybelle Neumann Fancher. She grew up in the San Jose, Calif., area. She spent her formative years in San Jose and at…

Samuel Kenneth Kelley 1930-2017

  Samuel Kenneth Kelley passed away peacefully May 7 at his home in Burns. Sam was born Dec. 11, 1930, in Seattle, Wash. Of his many gifts, Sam was a philosopher, writer, poet, potter, and loved nature, hiking and camping. He is survived by his beloved partner and caregiver, Mary Salazar;  two daughters, Sarah Kelley…

Clarence “Earl” Hefley 1942-2017

  Clarence “Earl” Hefley passed away May 13 at his home in Burns following a long battle with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Earl was born May 30, 1942, in Longview , Wash., to Delvan and Doris Hefley. For the last two years, Earl was housebound, but before that, he helped as a tutor for…

Funeral service — Charles O. Howland

Charles O. Howland, 95, of Nampa, Idaho, passed away Sunday, May 28, 2017, of natural causes. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 2, 2017, at Dakan Funeral Chapel, 504 S. Kimball Ave., Caldwell, Idaho 83605. (208-459-3629). Burial will follow at the Wilson Cemetery. Condolences may be shared with the family,…

Celebration of Life — Ted Savage

A celebration of life for Ted Savage, who passed away April 24, will be held at noon Saturday, June 17, at Triangle Park in Burns. It will be a potluck-style memorial service. Please bring a dish of food and memories to share.

Memorial service — Zachary Ivan Ethan Hicks

Zachary Ivan Ethan Hicks, 20, passed away March 22 after being struck by a vehicle while walking on Baseline Road in San Bernardino, Calif. Zachary was born Sept. 24, 1996, to Michael Glen Hicks and J. Darlene Fry Hicks. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 23, at the Harney County…

Clifford Lorrell Dawson 1948-2017

Clifford Lorrell Dawson passed away May 8 at St. Charles Medical Center in Bend. Cliff was born April 17, 1948, in Burns. He enjoyed buckarooing and worked at many ranches throughout Oregon and Nevada. The place he loved most was the MC Ranch. In 1972, he was cow boss for the Roaring Springs Ranch near…

H. Donald Elvin McGhehey 1922-2016

H. Donald Elvin McGhehey passed away peacefully Dec. 18, 2016, in his home in Redmond, surrounded by loving family and church friends. Donald was born to Robert and Myrtle McGhehey Sept. 10, 1922, in Portland. The family moved to Klamath Falls when Donald was 3 months old. Two years later, his little brother, Robert Stanley,…

Michael C. Smith

Michael C. Smith Michael C. Smith, who attended Burns High school from 1991-1993, passed away April 29, 2017, due to Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT) at age 43. Michael was the store manager of the Port Angeles, Wash., O’Reilly Auto Parts for many years and enjoyed working with his great employees. He is survived by his…

Dorthy “Dot” Opie Skinner 1941-2017

  Dorthy “Dot” Opie Skinner, 75, of Crane, passed away May 1. Dot was born July 6, 1941, in Mesa, Ariz. to Henry and Gertrude Thompson Opie. She was the youngest of 13 siblings. She had lost both of her parents by the time she was 5 years old. For the next few years of…

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