Obituaries Published 07/13/2003

Marsha G. Mitchell

Aug. 11, 1952 - June 30, 2003

Marsha G. Mitchell of Eagle Point died June 30 in Prineville of natural causes. She was 50.

A service was held.

Ms. Mitchell was born Aug. 11, 1952, in Bend to Robert and Betty (Stringer) Mitchell. She grew up in Central Oregon and graduated from Bend High School in 1970.

She lived and worked on a cattle ranch in the Fort Rock area.

Ms. Mitchell enjoyed the outdoors, Native American culture, her family, animals and the desert.

Survivors include her son, Justin Aplin of Rogue River; a daughter Jolene Powell of Medford; her mother of Redmond; four sisters, Ginger of Coos Bay, Valerie Hinderlider of Minden, Neb., Roberta Ostl of Palm City, Fla., and Cynthia Kiepert of Redmond; two grandchildren; and her fiance, Scott Hurst of Eagle Point;

She was preceded in death by her father and two sisters.

Prineville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

June Eva McCarthy

March 17, 1918 - July 9, 2003

June Eva McCarthy of Bend died Wednesday of natural causes. She was 85.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Deschutes Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. McCarthy was born March 17, 1918, in Scottsbluff, Neb., to Lovel and Isabella (Illum) Danilson. She attended the Multnomah School of Nursing and earned a nursing degree from Oregon Health&Science University in 1939. She married John McCarthy in August of 1940 in Portland.

She worked as a nurse and later volunteered as a nurse in schools.

Mrs. McCarthy was a member of Bridge clubs and Camp Fire girls.

Survivors include her son John of Santa Fe, N.M.; a daughter, Patti Wilson of Redmond; a brother, Lovell Danilson Jr. of Portland; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son and a daughter.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Bend-La Pine, 2075 NE Wyatt Ct., Bend 97701.

Deschutes Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Isabel T. Hoffer

Sept. 28, 1908 - July 9, 2003

Isabel T. Hoffer of Bend died Wednesday of natural causes. She was 94.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m Tuesday at Bend Villa Court.

Mrs. Hoffer was born Sept. 28, 1908, in Kansas City, Kan., to David and Annie Thompson.

She lived most of her life in Brooklyn and Long Island, N.Y. She worked at Schaefer Brewery for 37 years and retired in 1974 to Rio Rancho, N.M. where she lived for 25 years before moving to Bend.

Mrs. Hoffer enjoyed traveling throughout the Southwest and Native American culture. She also enjoyed music and dancing.

She was a volunteer at the library and was a member of a newcomers club in New Mexico.

Survivors include her son Richard of Bend; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a son and a sister.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Bend-La Pine, 2075 NE Wyatt Ct., Bend 97701

Lyman Preston Lewis

Sept. 23, 1924 - July 2, 2003

Lyman Preston Lewis of Hillsboro died July 2. He was 78.

Mr. Lewis was born Sept. 23, 1924, in Champaign, Ill., to Preston and Marian (Love) Lewis. He was raised and educated in Champaign and graduated from Urbana High School in 1941. He married Jean Wickwire on Jan. 8, 1944 in Southern California.

He served in the Navy from 1941 to 1949 and was honorably discharged in 1949.

Mr. Lewis worked as a logger and farmer in Sheridan and then as an insurance agent in Hillsboro. Mr. Lewis lived in Hillsboro from 1960 to 1983 when he retired to Central Oregon's Crooked River Ranch. He returned to Hillsboro in 2001 to be near his family.

He was a member of the Elks.

Mr. Lewis enjoyed reading and sports.

Survivors include his two daughters, Beverly Reichen of Hillsboro and Linda Lewis of San Francisco; a brother, John of Beaverton; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by wife and a son.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Preston Lewis Respite Care Program, c/o Richard Burdell Memorial ALS Foundation, 3316 NE Clackamas St., Portland 97232.

Westside Cremation Service in Hillsboro is in charge of arrangements.

Alan LeRoy Cameron

May 21, 1937 - July 9, 2003

Alan LeRoy Cameron of La Pine died Wednesday of natural causes. He was 66.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the La Pine Community Cemetery.

Mr. Cameron was born May 21, 1937, in Roosevelt, Minn., to Alex and Frances (Bolton) Cameron. He married Minnie Celestine on Aug. 17, 1962, in Fort Ord, Calif.

He served in the Army from 1962 to 1967 during the Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged.

Mr. Cameron worked as a well driller.

His hobbies included hunting, fishing and reading. He also enjoyed football.

Survivors include his wife of La Pine; three brothers, David of La Pine, Michael of Oakridge and Kenneth of Springfield; and five sisters, Geneva Harris of Eugene; Ferne Tift, Alice Morley and Dorothy, all of Springfield and Billie Wilbert of Bend.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and two sisters.

Central Pines Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mildred Bernice Adamson

Oct. 9, 1916 - July 7, 2003

Mildred Bernice Adamson of Prineville died July 7 of natural causes. She was 86.

A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Juniper Haven Cemetery. A luncheon will follow in the fellowship room of Prineville Funeral Home.

Mrs. Adamson was born Oct. 9, 1916, in Cartoogechaye, N.C., to Charles and Mell (Hodgins) Seay. In school she enjoyed studying French and playing on the varsity basketball team. She married Ted Adamson on Sept. 13, 1949, in Las Vegas.

She worked for Boeing early in her career and then moved to Prineville, where she worked for the Historic Ochoco Inn. She then worked as a clerk for J.C. Pennys.

Her hobbies included gardening and cooking. She also enjoyed reading and learning.

Survivors include her two sisters, Mary Swettenam of Tacoma, Wash.; and Edith Adams of Prineville.

She was preceded in death by her husband.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Prineville Fire Department, Crook County Garden Club or St. Charles Medical Center Foundation-Nurses Retention Fund.

Prineville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Michael M. Puddy

Jan. 3, 1955 - July 9, 2003

Michael M. Puddy of Bend died Wednesday in a motorcycle accident. He was 48.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Sunrise Lodge at Mount Bachelor.

Dr. Puddy was born Jan. 3, 1955, in Hood River to Harold and Arlene (Mickelson) Puddy. He was a graduate of Bend High School and Oregon State University. He later graduated from dental school at Oregon Health&Science University.

He married Cheryl Hukari on March 26, 1988, in Bend.

Dr. Puddy was a dentist in Bend since 1982. He served as a board member of the Mount Bachelor Ski Education Foundation since 1991 and was the ski coach for Bend High School.

His hobbies included skiing, climbing, hiking and biking. He also enjoyed his family.

Survivors include his wife of Bend; two daughters, Sarah and Kate, both of Bend; his mother and stepfather, Jim Struck of Port Orford; a brother, Tom of Olympia, Wash.; and a sister, Theresa Anderson of Charlottesville, Va.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Niswonger, Reynolds Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.