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THURSDAY, JULY 8, 2010 THE PENDLETON RECORD, PENDLETON, OREGON PAGE 3 GLEN E. BROGOITTI JAN. 22, 1928-JUL Y 1, 2010 HELIX- Glen E. Brogoitti, 82, of Lyle, Wash., died Thursday, July 1,2010, in White Salmon, Wash. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 10 at the Helix Baptist Church. Mr. Brogoitti was born Jan. 22,1928, in Helixto Seab Brogoitti and Ada McAlavy. He graduated from Griswold High School in He- lix in 1946 and then went on to attend Oregon State University. After college, he returned to the Helix community to farm, and was a wheat grower for more than 50 years. He also was essential in es- tablishing the first wind farm in Oregon, at Vansycle Ridge on his family's land. Survivors include his wife, Jean Brogoitti; son Bruce Brogoitti of Helix; daughter Kelly Thornburg of Pendleton; and three grandchil- dren. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Thelma Brogoitti; and brother Robert Brogoitti. Memorial contributions may be madetothe Oregon Wheat Grow- ers Foundation or the Cancer Re- search Foundation of America. CARL W. NELSON JAN. 14, 1943-JUNE 25, 2010 HERMISTON-CarlW. Nelson, 67, of Hermiston died Friday, June 25, 2010, at his home. A celebra- tion potluck gathering will be held from 2-6 p.m. Saturday, July 10 at the family home. Mr. Nelson was born Jan. 14, 1943, in Stanfield to Herbert and Tillie Orth Nelson. He lived the majority of his life in Hermiston. He wasa skilled brick- layer, working for AIleman Con- struction and Bondurant Con- struction; during the last part of his career he was self-employed. Hewasunited in marriage to Vickie Blurton in 1977 in Winnemucca, Nev. Survivors include his wife, Vickie Nelson of Hermiston; daughters Natalie Van Cleave of Clarkston, Wash., Letha Brown of Lewiston, Idaho, and Kim Werner of Meridian, Idaho; brother Rick L. Nelson of Portland; six grand- chil- dren; two great-grandchild r en; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother Herb Nelson. Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in charge of arrangements. Sign the condolence book at www.bu MYRTLE JANE (HIBBS) MARTIN APRIL 30, 1920-JUNE 29, 2010 HERMISTON - Myrtle Jane (Hibbs) Martin, 90, of Hermiston died Tuesday, June 29, 2010, at Ashley Manor in Hermiston. A pri- vate burial service was held at the Hermiston Cemetery. Mrs. Martin was born April 30, 1920, near Elwood, Neb., to Mary and Frederick Carter. She married Therman Martin and they had two children; they later divorced. She married Charles Hibbs in 1993. She was a grade school teacher until retiring. Mrs. Martin is survived by daughters Debbie (Hibbs) Parrish and Shirtey (Martin) Powers; sister LaVilla Brand; and several grand- children. She was preceded in death by her son, Terry Martin; husbands Therman Martin and Charles Hibbs; sisters Esther and Agnes; and brothers Lloyd and Forrest. Memorial contributions may be madeto the Vange John Memo- rial Hospice, 1050 W. Elm Ave., Suite 220, Hermiston, OR 97838. Burns Mortuary of Hermiston was in charge of arrangements. Sign the condolence book at www.bu OBI: ."ILTAR IE S OSIE 'MARION' VAN SICKLE FEB. 26, 1930-JUNE 30, 2010 Osie "Marion" Van Sickle, 80, of Pendleton died Wednesday, June 30, 2010, at Willowbrook Terrace in Pendleton. Visitation was held Thursday, July 1 at Pendleton Pioneer Chapel, Folsom- Bishop. Funeral services were con- ducted Friday, July 2 at the funeral home. Burial as in Olney Cemetery in Pendleton. Mrs. van Sickle was born Feb. 26, 1930, in Front Royal, Va., to William and Nettle Mills. She mar- ried Deffern "Jeff" Van Sickle in 1951 in Cheyenne, Wyo. She lived in Pendleton most of her life, and worked as a re- winder at the Pendleton Woolen Mills until her retirement. Survivors include sons Dan, Clifford and Dale Van Sickle, all of Pendleton; daughters Patricia Hofer of Wenatchee, Wash., Gall Ellis of Pendleton and Dotty Mad- rigal of Avondale, Ariz.; sisters Marguerite Mills of Fredericksburg, Va., Audrey Darr of Middletown, Va., and Nevada Wealch of Front Royal, Va.; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Deffern Van Sickle; her parents; brothers Leonard and George Mills; sisters Lou retta Darr, Helen Mills and Eveline Schrage; an infant daughter; and grandson Brandon Lee Van Sickle. Memorial contributions may be made to the Dirt Dabblers or Friends of the Library in care of Pendleton Pioneer Chapel, Folsom- Bishop, 131 S.E. Byers Ave., Pendleton, OR 97801. Send condolences to JANICE T. 'JAN' KENNEY JULY 15, 1946-JUNE 17, 2010 H E RMISTO N - Jan ice T. "Jan" Kenney, 63, of Hermiston died Thursday, June 17, 2010, in Pendleton. A celebration gather- ing will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July17at Sun Terrace in Hermiston. Mrs. Kenney was born July 15, 1946, in The Dalles to Lloyd and Gladys Perkins Ordway. She was raised and attended schools in The Dallesarea, graduating from The Dalles High School in 1964. She met John H. Kenney Jr. in Irrigon in 1965. He proposed on March 21, gave her a ring on April 1 and they were married on July 15, 1965 in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. She worked as a nurse's aide for many years at Valley Vista Nurs- ing Home in the Dalles, and laterat Hillcrest Nursing Home in Pasco, Wash. Mrs. Kenney is survived by her son, Jon Kenney of Seattle; brothers Gayle Ordway of The Dalles, Russell Ordway of West Linn, Danny Joe Ordway of Troutdale and Gary Ordway of Lake Stephens, Wash.; four grandchil- dren; and numerous nieces and nephews.. She was preceded in death by her husband, John H. Kenney Jr.; her parents; sister Susan Ordway; and brother Raymond Ordway. Memorial contributions may be made to Sun Terrace, 1550 N.W. 1 lth St., Hermiston, OR 97838. Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in charge of arrangements. Sign the condolence book at The Pend/eton Record P.O. BOX 69 Pendleton, OR 97801 SUBSCRIPTION COUPON I would like a subscription to The Pendleten Flecerdsent to: Name Mailing address City State ..._.. Zip If this is a gift subscription, please sign Renewal[] New rl Subscription Rates - $25.00 for 1 year 52 issues - 1 each week for 52 weeks Phone 276-2853 ROBERT "BOB"MAHONEY JAN. 11, 1943-JUNE 30, 2010 Robert "Bob" Mahoney, 67, of Pendleton died Wednesday, June 30, 2010, at Kadlec Medical Center in Richland, Wash. At his request, no services were held. Mr. Mahoney was born Jan. 11, 1943, in Nyssa to John and Lucille "Nadine" (Stephans) Mahoney. He married Anne Barber in Winnemucca, Nev. He worked for the Pendleton Water Department for 27 years. Survivors include his wife, Anne Mahoney of Pendleton; daughter Teresa Hester and son Robert Mahoney Jr., both of Pendleton; brothers John Mahoney of Florida and Gregory Mahoney of Baker City; and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, and sister Mary Ann James. Pendleton Pioneer Chapel, Folsom-Bishop was in charge of arrangements. Send condolences to HAZEL M. BONDURANT DEC. 9, 1937-JUNE 26, 2010 HERMISTON - Hazel M. Bondurant, 72, of Hermiston died Saturday, June 26, 2010, at her home. A celebration of life service was held Friday, July 2 at the First Christian Church in Hermiston. A private family burial was held at the Hermiston Cemetery. Mrs. Bondurantwas born Dec. 9,1937, in Walla Walla to Noel and Marjorie Patch Nelson. She was raised and attended school in Her- miston, graduating from Her- miston High School in 1956. She married Richard Bondurantin 1956 in Hermiston. They moved to La Grande, where she earned a bachelor's degree in education from Eastern Oregon State College. They re- turned to Hermiston and she taught school in Echo for two years. She then taught at Armand Larvie Junior High School in Her- ralston for 31 years before retiring in 1993. Mrs. Bondurant is survived by her husband, Richard Bondurant of Hermiston; son Clifford Bondurant of Vancouver, Wash.; daughters Rose Neyman of Port- land and Tonya Rymer of Sandy; brothers Kenneth Nelson of Her- ralston and Gus Ralston of Blue Springs, Mo.; sister Barbara Ost of Dundee, Mich.; and nine grand- children. She was preceded in death by her father, Noel Nelson, and her mother Marjorie Ralston and her husband Wallace. Memorial contributions may be made to Agape House, 500 Harper Road, Hermiston, OR 97838ortheFirstChristianChurch, 775 W. Highland Ave., Hermiston, OR 97838. Burns Mortuary of Hermiston was in charge of arrangements. JAMES RICHARD "JIM" TOMPKINS JAN, 28, 1937-JUNE 29, 2010 HERMISTON - James Richard "Jim" Tompkins, 73, of Hermiston died Tuesday, June 29, 2010, at his home. Memorial services with mili- tary honors were held Friday, July2 atThe CountryChurch, in Hermiston. Disposition was by cremation. Pri- vate burial of cremains was at the Hermiston Cemetery. Mr. Tompkins was born Jan. 28, 1937, in Bend to Charles and Rita (Guston) Tompkins. He served in the Army in 1955 for three years and then joined the Navy in 1959, serving for four years aboard the USS Ranger. He also served in the National Guard and the Civil Air Pa- trol. In 1962 he married Janet Anna Fitch in Reno, Nev. They moved to Hermiston in 1969. He worked at the J.R. Simplot potato processing plant for 18 years. Mr. Tompkins is survived by his wife Janet; daughters Debbie and Zoe; and three grandsons. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Rita Tompkins; brothers Donald, Gerald and Terry; and sisters Norma, Mary Ellen and Sandie. Memorial contributions may be made to The Country Church. Burns Mortuary of Hermiston was in charge of arrangements. Sign the condolence book at www.bu LARRY DEE BONIFER FEB. 22, 1936-JUNE 29, 2010 Larry Dee Bonifer, 74, of Pendleton died Tuesday, June 29, 2010, at a local care facility. A memorial gathering will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 8 at the Athena Cemetery Columbarium. Mr. Bonifer was born Feb. 22, 1936, in Walla Walla to Walter and Violet (Welch) Bonifer. He was an enrolled member of the Confeder- ated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, and attended school at Gibbon. When he was 19 years old he enlisted with the Navy. He was honorably discharged in 1957. He worked on farms and ranches most of his life. He also worked as a spray painter for S & S Steel, and as a logger. Mr. Bonifer is survived by his Iongtime companion, Annabell Swords; sons Larry Bonifer and Louis Bonifer; daughters Mary-ann Montee, Dorothy Goldenstein and Toniea Bonifer; brother Cecil Bonifer; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements. Send condolences at VALETTA `JO' BURT DEC. 16, 1944-JULY 1,2010 HEPPNER - Valetta "Jo" Burt, 65, of Heppner died Thursday, July 1,2010, at Pioneer Memorial Hos- pital in Heppner. A graveside me- morial service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, July 8 at Beulah Cem- etery in Troy, Idaho. A memorial service will be held in Heppner at a later date. Mrs. Burt was born Dec. i6, 1944, in Pendleton to Charles and Ruby Humphreys Umbarger.Atage three she moved with her family from Pilot Rock to Troy, Idaho, where she was raised and attended school, graduating in 1963. She then attended Links Business School in Boise, Idaho. After graduation from Links she worked forthe R.O.T.C.atthe Universityof Idaho. In 1970 she went to work for First Security Bank in St. Marys, Idaho. In 1970 she married Alfred B. Burr at Moscow, Idaho. The couple moved to Montana in 1974, where she collected fire weather data for the U.S. Forest Service. In 1978 they moved to Gold Beach, and then to Heppner in 1979. In 1980 she started a day care business, which continued until 1984 when she began working for Spicer-Kuhn Law Offices. Her em- ployment with the Morrow County School District began at the dis- trict office and later she worked in the special education system. She retired in 2007. Mrs. Burt is survived by her husband, AI Burt of Heppner; sons Alfred C. Burt of Chapel Hill, Tenn., Tony Burt of Portland and Andy Burt of Heppner; sister Janet O'Connor of Moscow, Idaho; brother Lael Umbarger of Reno, Nev.; six grandchildren; and nu- merous nieces, nephews and cous- ins. She was preceded in death by her parents, and sister Carolyn Kay. Memorial contributions may be made to the Pioneer Memorial Long Term Care Unit, P.O. Box 9, Heppner, OR 97836. Sweeney Mortuary of Heppner is in charge of arrange- ments. MARIAN ELLEN GRAY AUG. 30, 1914-JUNE 25, 2010 SANTA CRUZ, CA. - Former Pendleton resident Marian Ellen Gray, 95, died Fri, June 25, 2010, in Santa Cruz, Calif. Viewing will be held from 9:30-10 a.m. Thursday, July8at BurnsMortuaryof Pendle- ton. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Olney Cemetery in Pendleton. Mrs. Gray was born Aug. 30, 1914, in Pendleton, the first of three children of Ernest and Ellen Draper. She graduated from high school in Seattle, after which she and herfamily moved to La Grande. She attended Draper Business School in La Grande, where she met herfuture husband, Don. They were married in 1937, and moved to Pendleton. In 1952 they estab- lished Don Gray Office Services in Pendleton. They later moved to Milton-Freewater, where Mr. Gray became branch manager of the First Federal Savings and Loan facility. In 1967 his work moved them to Hermiston and she worked as secretary at First Christian Church. She was subsequently employed bythe Hermiston School District, where she served as office secretary at the junior high school until her retirement in 1976. The couple moved to Santa Cruz, Calif., in 1983 so they could be closer to their children. Mrs. Gray is survived by daughters Sandra Jones of San Jose, Calif., and Janet Johnson of Soquel, Calif.; four granddaugh- ters; and six great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Don Gray; grandson Don Johnson; parents Ernest and Ellen Draper; and siblings Sarah Straughan and Ed Draper. Memorial donations may be made to Heartland Hospice, 824 Bay Ave., No. 4, Capitola, CA 95010, or a charity of donor's choice. Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements. Sign the online guestbook at MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR TOM HESP ATHENA- Amemorial service for Tom Hesp, formerly of Athena, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, July 9, 201 O, at the Athena Cemetery. His brother Dave Hesp, also formerly of Athena, will be officiating. ARTURO 'ART'RODELO APRIL 17, 1970-JUNE27, 2010 BOARDMAN - Arturo "Art" Rodelo, 40, of Boardman died Sunday, June 27, 2010, at the Boardman Marina as the result of drowning. Rosary was held Wednesday, June 30 at Burns Mortuary Chapel in Hermiston. Funeral mass was held Thursday, July 1 at Our Lady of Angels Catho- lic Church in Hermiston. Burial fol- lowed at the Hermiston Cemetery. Mr. Rodelo was born April 17, 1970, in Mexico to Luis Rodelo Medrano and Jovita Rodelo Carrillo. He was raised in Stanfield, graduating from Stanfield High School in 1988. He worked for Nor-Pac, Safeway, and UPSin Hermistonfor a time before going to work for the Union Pacific Railroad. He worked at Hinkle as a firer/oiler for the last 13 years. He lived in Hermiston until moving to Boardman in 2005. He was a volunteer fireman in Stanfield for several years. Mr. Rodelo is survived by his parents, Luis Rodelo Medrano and Jovita Rodelo Carrillo of Hermiston; brothers Manuel Rodelo of Boardman and Jose C. Rodelo of Hermiston; sister Marcie Rodelo of Boardman; five nephews and a niece; and grandparents Agustin Carrillo and Elvira Rafael of Mexico. Burns Mortuary of Hermiston was in charge of arrangements. =l=L 5-1- | It€el ahom 1he lal:-;t €:cm.ltp.tlOrt und unnanlmaUNnualuaa. IInHIP', nJn in',ia.l,:u n nl=Lr, rips. 'upflour ' Or(uA,nml q+nthm. IITT4It ,ir: l:l:liL:l'q 5"I" . ,TAn! 11 SLO*li' ' PAT ATIrIMIrIOII PO,-.OW TII E ;I01 , l:,B,vl: il.S":Lt" JOSEPH WAL TER 'JOE' WEST DEC. 8, 1987-JUNE 27, 2010 Joseph Walter "Joe"West, 22, of Pendleton died Sunday, June 27, 2010, in Helix from complica- tions of drinking alcohol. Viewing was held Wednesday, June 30 at Burns Mortuary in Pendleton. Fu- neral services were held Thursday, July 1 at Burns Mortuary Chapel in Pendleton, with interment imme- diately following at the Lexington Cemetery. Mr. West was born Dec. 8, 1987, at Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage, Alaska, to William and Millie West. He attended schools in Pendleton, and gradu- ated from Pendleton High School in 2006. He was employed by Wildhorse Casino and Resort, where he worked in customer ser- vice. Survivors include his mother, Millie West of Pendleton; father William West of Oak Harbor, Wash.; sister Olivia West; grandfather Joe Yocom of Lexington; aunts Debbie Jones of Forest Grove and Marie Jones of Pendleton; uncle Jack Yocom of Heppner; a nephew and seven cousins; and his chocolate lab Sandy. He was preceded in death by his grandmothers Hilda Yocom and Rusty Fisher, and great-g rand- mother Venice Hendrickson. Memorial contributions may be made to the Pendleton Buck Boosters ora charity of one's choice in care of Burns Mortuaryof Pendle- ton, P.O. Box 489, Pendleton, OR 97801. Burns Mortuary of Pendleton was in charge of arrangements. Send condolences to the family or sign the online guestbook at www.bu GERALD L. WAGNER DEC. 6, 1937-JUNE 29, 2010 SEATTLE - Gerald L. Wagner, 72, died at home June 29, 2010. Services will be held at Ever- green-Washelli Funeral Home, 11111 Aurora Ave. N., Seattle, Wash., Friday, July 9, 20i Oat noon, with graveside to follow. Mr. Wagner was born Dec. 6, 1937 in lone. He served in the Marine Corps and was widely known in the Marine community as a man of unique integrity. Mr. Wagner was a member of the Heat and Frost Insulators Union. Heand his wife, Shirley, founded Ballard Insulation. He is survived by his wife, Shirley; sons Dale and Bob; sister Barbara; brother John Jr.; and four grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Henry Kaplan Research Foundation, 1221 Madi- son St., Second Floor, Seattle, WA. 98104. Please sign the online guest book at DOROTHY M. MURR DEC. 18, 1934-JULY 1,2010 MILTON-FREEWATER - Former Pendleton resident Dor- othy M. Murr, 75, of Milton-Free- water died Thursday, July 1,2010, at her home. Graveside funeral services were conducted Wednes- day, July 7 at Olney Cemetery in Pendleton. Viewing was held Wednesday, July 7 at Burns Mor- tuary of Pendleton. Mrs. Murr was born Dec. 18, 1934, in Kingston, Ark., to Simon N. and Bertha A. (Thomas) Norris. She was raised and educated in Kingston. She married Lawrence ' W. "Larry" Murr in 1955 at Camp Pendleton, Calif. The family later moved to Pendleton in 1957. While in Pendleton she dedi- cated herself to raising her family and homemaking. She also worked for a time as a nurse's aid. After many years in the area, Mr. Murr's work took the family to Colorado and California before they came back to Oregon in about 2000. They lived in Aloha and Hillsboro and later, after Mr. Murr's death in 2009, she moved to Milton-Free- water to be near her sister. Mrs. Murr is survived by daughterTina Murrof Milton-Free- water;son Steven Murrof H illsboro; sisters Betty Norris of Milton-Free- water and Virgie Carson of Kingston, Ark.; brother Roy Norris of Redmond; and two grandchil- dren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son; and four brothers and two sisters. Memorial contributions may be directed to the WallaWalla Com- munity Hospice in care of Burns Mortuary of Pendleton, P.O. Box 489, Pendleton, OR 97801. Burns Mortuary of Pendleton was in charge of arrangements. Sign the online guestbook, or send condolences at J