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Janet B. Yekel 1935-2017

  Janet Belle Horton Yekel, 82, passed away Oct. 28 at her home in Burns. Janet was born Jan. 2, 1935, in Winner, S.D., to Lilly and James Horton of Hidden Timber, S.D. She was raised with her six siblings in a sod house in South Dakota. Her family members were farmers and ranchers and…

Donna Yvonne Carey Tackman 1928-2017

  Donna Tackman, 89, passed away Oct. 21. She was born May 1, 1928, to Forrest Carey and Nellie Marie Moore. Her ancestors were the Smyth family who homesteaded Happy Valley and Diamond at the base of Steens Mountain in 1859. Donna spent most of her life in Harney County. She rode her horse to…

Peggy J. Carr-Rainville 1928-2017

  Peggy Jean Carr-Rainville, a recent Pullman, Wash. resident, passed away Oct. 24 at Bishop Place in Pullman. She was 89. Peggy was born Aug. 7, 1928, in Oregon City to Ruth and Perry Hogan. Peggy spent many years as a housewife and worked 30-plus years at Edward Hines Lumber Co. in Hines as a…

Death notice — Pearl Irene Sahlberg

Pearl Irene Sahlberg passed away Oct. 17 at Harney District Hospital. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, at Pioneer Presbyterian Church in Burns. A full obituary will appear at a later date.

Evalynn Louise Basey 1933-2017

  Evalynn Louise Basey, a spirited hard-working business woman and mother of eight children, grandmother to 29, great-grandmother to 17, wife of 25 years to Larry Basey, and longtime resident of Harney County, passed away Sept. 27 in Klamath Falls, with all her children by her side. She was born in Council, Idaho, in December…

Paul Stephen McCracken 1960-2017

Paul Stephen McCracken, 57, passed away Oct. 8 at his home in Perris, Calif., after a long battle with cancer. Paul was born Aug. 29, 1960, in Dallas, Texas, to the late Jack and Emma Lee McCracken. Paul lived a rich life with many chapters and passions, including his deep love for his wife, Kelly,…

Death notice — Donna Tackman

Donna Tackman, 89, passed away Oct. 21 at Ashley Manor with her family by her side. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Church of Latter-day Saints in Hines, with burial to follow in the Burns Cemetery. Contributions in Donna’s memory may be made to the Harney County…

Alyssa Josephine Bahe 1994-2016

  Alyssa Josephine Bahe, 21, passed away from a brain aneurysm Nov. 20, 2016, at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, surrounded by family. She was born on New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31, 1994, in Burns to Wes and Vanessa Bahe. Alyssa was an enrolled member of the Burns Paiute Tribe, Wadatika, from the Pa-si-go…

Ernie Gipson 1955 – 2017

  Ernie Gipson, 61, passed away Oct. 6 from complications during a transplant surgery in Portland. Ernie was born Nov. 19, 1955, in Oklahoma City, Okla. He spent most of his childhood and teenage years in Grand Junction, Colo., where he attended Central High School. In Ernie’s earlier years, he competed at a high level…

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