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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…

William Alexander Smith 1933-2017

William “Bill” Alexander Smith passed away Sept. 1 at his home in Coquille with his family at his side. Bill was born April 25, 1933, in Miller, Kan., to William Leroy and Gertrude (Parks) Smith. Bill’s family moved to Lakeview in 1942, settling in the Westside area. He attended both the Union and Vernon schools….

Clifford Carl Clinton Owen 1934-2017

Clifford Carl Clinton Owen passed away Aug. 27 at his favorite camping and fishing area at Odell Lake. Cliff was a fourth-generation Oregonian, born Feb. 11, 1934, in Port Orford to Leslie Louis and Ruth Eva (Hollepeter) Owen. Cliff graduated from Burns High School in 1952; served in the U.S. Marines as a Korean War…

Darrell Moffet 1937-2017

  Darrell Moffet passed away Aug. 31 in Little Rock, Ark., with his wife, Lucinda, and his oldest daughter, Sharlene, at his side. He had been ill for several months. Darrell was born Dec. 16, 1937, in Portland. He was raised in Drewsey and attended Kimball Flats School and Crane High School where he was…

William Alexander Smith 1933-2017

William “Bill” Alexander Smith passed away Sept. 1 at his home in Coquille with his family at his side. Bill was born April 25, 1933, in Miller, Kan., to William Leroy and Gertrude (Parks) Smith. Bill’s family moved to Lakeview in 1942, settling in the Westside area. He attended both the Union and Vernon schools….

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