July 11, 1927 - Sept. 13, 2012
Adele Hartford, a resident of Central Oregon for 70-years, passed away peacefully on September 13, 2012, at her home in Bend, Oregon. She was 85.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, September 22, 2012, at 2:00 p.m., at Niswonger-Reynolds Funeral Home, located at 105 NW Irving Avenue in Bend, Oregon.
Adele Hartford was born July 11, 1927, in Badger, Minnesota, to Oluf and Minnie (Moen) Olsen. She, along with her family, moved to Central Oregon during World War II, where her father managed the Redmond Air Base. She graduated from Redmond Union High School in 1945, and on September 21, 1946, married Roy Hartford.
Adele enjoyed travelling, especially by train, antiquing and going to flea markets. She also enjoyed the many years spent working at the various shops in Sisters.
Adele is survived by her four children, Neil (wife, Becky) Hartford of Redmond, OR, Linda Nowak of Redmond, OR, Steve Hartford of Bend, OR, and Jon (wife, Brenda) Hartford of Sisters, OR. Other survivors include her sisters, Flores, Lolly and Louann; brothers, Mike and Bud; eight grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and one great-great- grandchild.
She is preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Narlan, Gordon and Bert; son-in-law, Rick; and a grandson, Andy.
The family would like to thank the staff at the Summit Assisted Living for their compassion and care.
Memorial contributions in Adele's memory may be made to Partners in Care Hospice, 2075 NE Wyatt Ct., Bend, OR 97701. www.partnersbend.org Arrangements are under the care of Niswonger- Reynolds Funeral Home, Bend, OR.
Please visit the online registry for the family at www.niswonger-reynolds.com