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Leroy Rhodes of Las Cruces, NM (Formerly of Central OR)

Owen Ulam of Prineville, OR

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LOS ANGELES — Larry King, the suspenders-sporting everyman whose broadcast interviews with world leaders, movie stars and ordinary Joes helped define American conversation for a half-century, died Saturday. He was 87.

William (“Bill”) B. Johnson, III passed away on January 3, 2021. Bill was born in Seattle, WA in 1940 to William and Frances Johnson. He married his soulmate, Ginny, in the summer of 1986. They had 34 years of love and friendship together.

Olivia R. Ramirez-Bushnell died on January 5, 2021 from complications of breast cancer and COVID-19 in Las Vegas, NV. Born in San Bernardino, CA, on June 6, 1945, the fourth of seven children born to Anthony (Clark) Ramirez and Magdalena Camarena Ramirez. She grew up in Colton, CA, graduatin…

Kyle Jacob Willett of Vancouver, WA; Formally of the Bend/Redmond area

Born in Walla Walla, Washington on August 22, 1939, Robert "Bob" Vancil went to be with the Lord on December 29, 2020 after a battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife of nearly 60 years, Judy, his three children, Michael (Diane), Steve (Linda) and Karen, and four grandchildren, Andrew …

The loving and much loved Joyce H. Laski, 94, was called to be with her heavenly father on Saturday, December 26, 2020.

Bailey, Peggy Jo died peacefully Monday, at the age of 77 in Bend, Oregon with her daughter Katie at her side and a rainbow in the sky. The cause of death was COVID.

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