Harley Ose VanHise, 88, died in Bend on Feb. 21.

He was born on March 9, 1919, in St. Maries, Idaho, to Harrison and Nellis (Elliott) VanHise.

VanHise earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Western Oregon College in Monmouth, and a master’s degree from Eastern Oregon State College. He was married to his first wife, Lois, for 25 years. The couple had two sons.

VanHise served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He worked as a middle school teacher and administrator. He and Lois both taught in Burns, and his career also took him to Redmond and Meridian, Idaho.

In 1982, he married Anita Johnson in Reno, Nev.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, travel, reading and playing bridge.

He is survived by his wife; sons; Charles VanHise and David VanHise, both of Burns; stepsons; Robert Johnson of Springfield and Larry Johnson of Vancouver, Wash.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

VanHise was preceded in death by his first wife, Lois; a brother; and a sister.

At his request, no services were held. Contributions in VanHise’s memory may be made to Hospice Center, 2075 N.E. Wyatt Court, Bend, OR 97701; or the Humane Society of Central Oregon, 61170 S. E. 27th St., Bend, OR 97702.

Niswonger-Reynolds Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


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