Obituaries Published 09/14/2002

Published Sep 14, 2002 at 05:00AM

Ted Burgon

July 16, 1931 - Aug. 31, 2002

Ted Burgon of Sunriver died Aug. 31 in Indonesia. He was 71.

A celebration of life service will be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at The River Bend Golf and Country Club in Redding, Calif.

Mr. Burgon was born July 16, 1931, in Pocatello, Idaho, to Leon and Lillian Burgon. He served as a Tank Officer in the Marine Corps during the Korean War and attained the rank of Captain.

He received a teaching degree from Idaho State University. Mr. Burgon worked as a teacher, principal, business manager, director and consultant in Germany, Australia, Russia, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, China, South Africa and Peru.

He enjoyed traveling overseas and visited 49 countries throughout his life. Mr. Burgon's hobbies included scuba diving, photography, sailing, biking, hiking, reading, writing articles and traveling.

He was affiliated with the Lions International, International American Chamber of Commerce, and Adopt-A-Highway program. He served on the Bend Christmas Parade Committee and as chairman for the Deschutes County Traffic Committee.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy of Sunriver; two sons, Mark of Redding, Calif., and Dirk of Chico, Calif.; a brother, Gary of Port Malquarie, Australia; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation (www.komen.org/) or The American Liver Foundation (www.liverfoundation.org/)

Joseph ‘Joe'

Anthony Pafer

Sept. 12, 1951 - Sept. 10, 2002

Joseph ”Joe” Anthony Pafer of Sunriver died Tuesday of natural causes. He was 50.

A viewing will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Prineville Funeral Home. A funeral will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Francis of Assisi.

Mr. Pafer was born Sept. 12, 1951, in Long Island, N.Y., to Francis and Jean (Schley) Pafer. He graduated from Sylmar High School in 1969. He married Linda Mac Willie on Nov. 3, 1973, in San Fernando, Calif.

He worked for Los Angeles City Public Works, starting out as a laborer and retiring after 31 years as a district supervisor.

Mr. Pafer moved to Sunriver in 2001.

He was affiliated with St. Mary's Catholic Church in Palmdale, Calif.

Mr. Pafer enjoyed computers, fishing, traveling and boating. His hobbies included photography, cooking and writing. He also enjoyed bowling and spending time with his family.

Survivors include his wife of Sunriver; two daughters, Donna Amati of Sunriver and Melissa Payfer Lockling of Bend; his father, Francis of Little Rock, Calif.; three brothers, Frank of Simi Valley, Calif., Thomas of Little Rock, Calif., and James of Apple Valley, Calif.; two sisters, Trisha Cunningham of Tehachapi, Calif., and Marie of Alaska; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his mother.

Prineville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Dean A. Krasselt

Jan. 1, 1929 - Sept. 11, 2002

Dean A. Krasselt of Bend died Wednesday of natural causes. He was 73.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Niswonger, Reynolds and Tabor Funeral Chapel.

Florence

(Penstone) Garson

Aug. 4, 1911 - Sept. 11, 2002

Florence (Penstone) Garson of Bend died Wednesday of natural causes. She was 91.

A memorial service will be held at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Bethel Cemetery in Griggsville, Ill.

Mrs. Garson was born Aug. 4, 1911, in Griggsville, Ill., to Edward and Anna (Birch) Penstone. She graduated from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. She received her master's from Northwestern University.

She was a math teacher for 40 years, teaching much of that time at East High School in Rockford, Ill. She retired in 1974 and married William Garson.

Mrs. Garson was affiliated with the Methodist Church and Delta Kappa Gamma, an honor society for women educators.

She enjoyed foreign travel, her family and cats.

She was preceded in death by her husband and a brother.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

Niswonger, Reynolds and Tabor Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mildred ‘Millie'

E. Hammer

May 3, 1918 - Sept. 7, 2002

Mildred ”Millie” E. Hammer of Port Orchard, Wash., died Sept. 7. She was 84.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Pilot Butte Cemetery.

Mrs. Hammer was born May 3, 1918, in Paulina to Rudy and Louise (Brosius) Retzloff. She graduated from Bend High School in 1936. She married Archie Hammer.

She worked as a secretary in law offices in Bend and Port Orchard, Wash.

Mrs. Hammer was affiliated with the First Methodist Church, secretarial clubs and bowling leagues in Bend.

She enjoyed knitting, crossword puzzles, Louis L'Amour books and watching television in her favorite chair. She also played the organ and sang in her church choir.

Survivors include her son, Aubrey of Longbranch, Wash.; and one grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband.

Pendleton-Gilchrist at Rill Chapel in Port Orchard, Wash., is in charge of arrangements.