Ansel Noble Marshall, 100, formerly of Burns, passed away peacefully at his home in Bend, on March 15, with his wife, Cyndy, at his bedside.

A Celebration of Life for Ansel will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 4, at Whiterock Cowboy Fellowship, 5247 NE 15 St. in Redmond.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Ansel’s memory to the Harney County 4-H Program c/o LaFollette’s Chapel, P.O. Box 488, Burns, OR 97720.


OBITMorrisWEBDarrell James Morris, 68, passed away March 8 at his home in Sublimity.

He was born July 7, 1946, in Prairie City to Lloyd and Clara (Howard) Morris, the seventh of nine children. He grew up and attended schools in the John Day area.

In August 1970, he married Patricia Fowler in Burns. While living there, he worked for the Bureau of Land Management patrolling Steens Mountain, for Hines Oil Co. delivering oil, and security for the Air Force base. Patty passed away in 1973.

In 1976, he met Dolores Ditter. They were married May 21, 1977, at Our Lady of Lourdes in Jordan. For the next two years, they lived in Stayton and managed Northridge Apts. The next adventure took them to Bend where they lived for the next 25 years. Darrell worked at Thousand Trails and at the Riverhouse. They also raised a number of foster kids and had a small farm. Darrell enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing cribbage, and camping. In 2004, they retired to Sublimity. Darrell loved watching the hummingbirds at the feeder, doing rock polishing, and playing Bejeweled on the computer.

Darrell is survived by his loving wife, Dolores; son, Daniel; three sisters; two brothers; and a sister-in-law.

Services have already been held.


OBITSchnabeleWEBCarl Lee “Swiz” Schnabele, 69, passed away March 7 in Paulina.

Carl was born May 16, 1945, in Prineville to John Lester and Helen Loretta (Basey) Schnabele. Carl attended school at Paulina Elementary and then graduated from Crane High School in 1964. He then had a successful career in cattle ranching until his death.

Carl had many accomplishments such as professional saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling and team roping. He was an avid hunter and accomplished gambler, and enjoyed branding with friends. He was a long-time member of the Paulina Rodeo Club and a PRCA member.

He is survived by his wife, Wanda (Landers) Schnabele; daughters, Kelli Rose and husband, JW, Katy Kafka and husband, Aaron; mother, Helen Schnabele; grandchildren, John Barry Rose, Tommy Jack Rose, TC Hammack, Taelor Hammack, Tiersyn Kafka; and beloved nephew, Dustin Weatherman.

Carl was preceded in death by his father.

A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at the Schnabele Ranch Headquarters.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Paulina Rodeo Club through Juniper Ridge Funeral Home, 678 N. Main Street Prineville, OR 97754.


OBITLongWEBCarroll Jaylene Long, 78, passed away Feb. 19 at Harney District Hospital.

Carroll was born April 22, 1936, in Denver, Colo.

Carroll’s occupation as a waitress and journeyman checker made her many people’s favorite with her work ethic, and positive, lively and spirited disposition.

Carroll was always known for her creativity with her afghans, ceramics, or being a seamstress working without patterns or making her own. She could be found doing her crossword puzzle every morning, crocheting throughout the day, and watching her soap opera every afternoon.

Carroll’s claim to fame was when she worked as a waitress at the Arrowhead Hotel in March 1973. When the hotel caught fire, she climbed the stairs to the conference room to evacuate the people on the second floor. She then performed the honest thing to do by ringing up the 25 cents a customer had given her for a cup of coffee into the register before evacuating herself,  which is where her children get their honesty.

Carroll is survived by her children, Cheryl Ann Goad of Burns, Robert Jay (RJ) Long of Burns, Jerry Lee Long of Streator, Ill., William Jack (Bill) Long of Burns, and Donna Kay Schubert of Seattle, Wash.; 12 grandchildren, Tamara Kline, Sheree Goad, Mareana Harris, Scarlet Andersen, Levi Long, Dani Long, Jordan Long, Jenna Long, Joshua Long, Azealea Long, Tahnee Brock and Shanna Schubert; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Carroll was preceded in death by her son, Danny Forrest (DJ) Long.


OBITVoglerWEBHenry Conrad Vogler III, 95, passed away March 3 at Harney District Hospital following a brief illness.

Henry was born on Sept. 24, 1919, in Connell, Wash., to Henry C. Vogler Jr. and Pearl E. Gipson Vogler. He and his sister, Helen,  grew up and were educated in Connell. He graduated from Washington State University in 1952 after serving in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Henry married Ruth O. Jordan Aug. 31, 1942. On March 1, 1950, he moved the family to Burns. His life work was with, and for, his parents in ranching and farming in Connell, Echo, and the Island Ranch in Burns.

He was well-known  for his pranks, jokes and stories. He enjoyed traveling, reading and playing cards. He was a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church, the American Legion Post No. 63, and the Burns Elks Lodge.

He is survived by his children, Connie (Earl) Barber, Joyce (Hank) Dickerson, Pamela Harper, Janice Vogler, Henry Vogler IV, and Bonnie (Woody Adams) Vogler; as well as 16 grandchildren, and 30 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Helen Figg; wife, Ruth; and grandson, H.C. Vogler V.

At his request, no services will be held.


Joann Elaine Miller, 77, passed away March 9.

Joann was born July 28, 1937, in Albert Lea, Minn., to George E. and Myrtle C. (Morriem) Nelson. She attended Albert Lea High School, and upon graduation, she moved to Chicago, Ill. After marrying, she moved to Eugene, where she raised her family, later living in Washougal, Wash. and Crane, before settling in Bend more than a year and a half ago.

Joann was an administrative assistant when she wasn’t running her horse ranch. In 1980, Joann served as president of Base Area No. 2 Hospital Guild Sacred Heart Hospital in Eugene. She served as the president of the Oregon Quarter Horse Association from 1981-1982. She enjoyed modeling, quilting, making porcelain dolls, arts and crafts, horseback riding, buckaroos and her animals.

Joann is survived by her daughter, Kim (Phil) Kraemer of Bend; son, Michael (May) Edwards of Monroe, Wash.; daughter, Andrea (Randy) Osborne of Truckee, Calif; sister, Helen (Bill) Garriott of Merrill; four grandchildren, Alex (Amanda) Loomis of Dallas, Texas, Katherine Loomis of Chicago, Ill., Isaac and Mitchel Osborne of Truckee, Calif.; and two step-granddaughters.

Joann was preceded in death by her parents, George and Myrtle Nelson; and brother, Paul Nelson.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to all the caregivers who provided love and care to their mother, Joann. Memorial contributions may be made to the Equine Outreach at www.equineoutreach.com  or the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org.


OBIT Ebar workedEmilie Constance Rhen-Ebar, 70, passed away March 4, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Emilie was born Oct. 15, 1944, in Bagley, Minn., to Gladys Lilian (Ehlers) Rhen and Nils Gustaf Emil Rhen. Her only sibling, Rodney Rhen, was 5 years old when she was born.

Emilie started grade school in Leonard, Minn., and in 1950, the family moved to Hines, where she attended Hines Grade School. In 1952, they moved back to Leonard, then in 1953, the family spent a few months in Williston, N.D., before returning to Leonard. She later graduated from Clearbrook High School in 1962. She finally settled in Oregon in 1965, and in 1971, her only son was born.

Emilie drove the 4-C bus until May of 1979 when she started working for UPS. She was known throughout Harney County as simply Emmy, the UPS Lady. Emilie took a lot of pride in her work. Christmas was, of course, the busiest time of year and the worst of road conditions, but Emilie always made sure everyone got their presents before she went home to enjoy Christmas with her family. On June 6, 1995, she married John Ebar Sr. Emilie’s vacations were spent driving back to Minnesota to spend time with family and friends. She loved simply being around her aunts, uncles and cousins and listening to them tell stories. Emilie was always there to help, whether family or friend, she made many contributions and donations throughout Harney County, usually anonymously. She loved taking care of her grandchildren, as they were the love of her life.

Emilie enjoyed hunting and fishing, but she truly loved playing golf and cards with her family and friends at Valley Golf Club. After her retirement from UPS in 1999, she became more involved with the Valley Golf Club as a board member.

Emilie is survived by her husband of 20 years, John Ebar Sr.; brother; Rodney Rhen and wife Loraine; son, Justin Aamodt and wife, Nikki; stepsons, John Ebar Jr. and wife, Rozanne, and Joe Ebar; grandchildren, McKiah, Riley Aamodt and Emil Aamodt; step-grandchildren, McKenzie Ebar, Chris Rutledge, Mitchel Ebar and Michelle Ebar; nieces, RaeAnn and husband, John Jacobson, Tracy and husband, Duane John; and nephew, Devin and wife, Laura Rhen.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Fredrick and Augusta Rhen, and Henry and Hilda Elhers; parents, Emil and Gladys Rhen; two aunts; and six uncles.

Emilie’s final message to her family and friends: You know I loved you all, but some more than others. I hope you live life to the fullest, be loving and kind, be generous, always put God and family first. Remember this, always forgive. You may not forget, but always forgive, you’ll be a better person for it.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 14, at the Peace Lutheran/St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church. Immediately following the service at the church, everyone is invited to the Valley Golf Club at 345 Hines Blvd.

Contributions in Emilie’s memory may be made to the Harney County Hospice, Valley Golf Club or a charity of one’s choice.  You can sign the online guest book at www.lafolletteschapel.com.


Daryl Dwane Ross 1954-2015

Posted on March 11th in Obituaries

OBIT RossDaryl Dwane Ross, 60, passed away Feb. 17 in Burns.

Daryl was born July 23, 1954, in Lodi, Calif. The Ross family moved to Baker County when Daryl was in the seventh grade. His dad, Jerry, managed several ranches in the Baker/Keating area.

Daryl graduated from Baker High School in 1972 where he was a standout basketball player. His basketball honors included all-league honors, all-state honors and numerous school records. He was also active in high school rodeo as a team roper and calf roper. After graduation, Daryl attended Montana State University on a full-ride basketball scholarship. At Montana State, Daryl received Big Sky Conference basketball honors and earned his bachelor’s degree in agri-business. Upon graduating, he played semi-pro basketball in Mexico and Europe and received an invitation to try out for the Portland Trail Blazers and Seattle Supersonics.

Daryl demonstrated his work ethic at an early age, working ranch jobs in his youth, such as changing irrigation hand line for 10 cents per pipe.  As an adult, Daryl worked at Municipal Pipeline Supply and Warnock Ranches in Baker, and Peila Ranch in Burns. He also worked many side jobs, such as building fence, operating equipment, and various construction projects. Daryl proudly stated that he “never turned down a paying job.” After moving to Burns in 1989, he began his 23-year career as a heavy equipment operator for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Daryl spent many hours operating the dozer and water tender on BLM wildfires. He was well known for his ability and determined attitude. He never hesitated when asked to tie into a line, regardless of the terrain or fire activity. He was equally known for his outgoing personality at the fire camp, as he had a natural camaraderie with the crew. He always had a smile on his face and a quick wit that was enjoyed by all who knew him.

Daryl was also extremely handy, a “jack of all trades.” He prided himself in a job well done and never settled for anything less. In his spare time, Daryl completely remodeled the family home, helped neighbors and family with home and property improvements, and was constantly tinkering in his shop. With Daryl’s inventive nature, he was always looking for ways to be more efficient.

However, Daryl’s real pride was his girls. He was always involved in their activities, and he found opportunities to support them in any way that he could. He used his talents to coach their youth sports teams, build their 4-H pig box, build an ice-skating rink, and construct a roping arena. He built a heated indoor basketball court in the barn, spent countless hours sharing his passion of competitive play, and never missed a game no matter the sport. Erin and Chelsea always said he was their strongest supporter, but also their toughest critic because he was always pushing them to be better. He was a terrific father who supported them both on and off the court.  Daryl relished family time, not only with his daughters but with all of his extended family.

Some of Daryl’s best memories were spent on Wagontire Mountain; camping, hunting, fishing, playing poker, and leading four-wheeler excursions. Over the years, Daryl found many passions, but most notably basketball, team-roping and later, golf. He loved the mental aspect of golf and always said that “your mind was your most powerful muscle.” He was determined to perfect his short game and swing, and spent countless hours on the golf course. Always a competitive person, everything could be made into a competition with the high-stakes of a quarter bet.

Despite his diagnosis of ALS, Daryl was determined to live life to the fullest. He retired from the BLM in 2011, and spent much of the following three years on the golf course and with his family.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Ann (Peila) Ross; daughters, Erin Jenks and husband, JJ, and Chelsea Kagan and husband, Aaron; three grandchildren, Sonora, Copeland, and Simon; siblings, Charlie Ross, Ernie Ross, and Jane Fallon; and numerous other relatives.

Daryl was preceded in death by his parents, Gerald and Helen Ross; and siblings, Karen Bossert and DeAnna Anderson.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at the Burns Elks Lodge. A dinner, prepared by the Elks, will follow the service.

Contributions may be made to the Valley Golf Club Grounds Improvement Fund in Daryl’s memory or the ALS Association, through LaFollette’s Chapel.


L. Glenn Hays 1922-2015

Posted on March 11th in Obituaries

L. Glenn Hays, 92, former English teacher and wrestling coach at Burns High School, passed away March 3 in Aurora, Colo., of natural causes.

Glenn was born Dec. 28, 1922, in Longdale, Okla., to Hobart and Pearl (McCormick) Hays. In 1941, he dropped out of high school and enlisted in the U.S. Army. Later, he took part in the D-Day invasion of Europe. Once the war was over, he completed high school in Hennessey, Okla. There he met his future wife, Beverly Baines.  They were married in 1947.

After finishing college at Oklahoma A & M College (now Oklahoma State University), he and Beverly moved to Oregon, where Glenn taught and coached at Nehalem, Scappoose, Beaverton, Burns (1957-1963) and Bend high schools. He was a master teacher and a successful coach. His best wrestling squad, at Burns, finished second in the state in 1962.  His winning teams sparked a resurgence in Hilander athletics that continues to this day.

Glenn and his family lived in Bend from 1963-1993. Following Beverly’s death, he eventually settled in Aurora, Colo.

He is survived by his son, Rev. Vance Hays, of Portland; his daughter, Dixie Hays Sexton, of Bend; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Beverly, in 1993; and his brother, Darrell, in 2014.

Disposition was by cremation. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at Parklane Christian Reformed Church in Portland. Memories and condolences may be sent to vancehays@juno.com.


Viola Jennings, 99, a longtime resident of Burns, passed away March 8 in Richfield, Wash.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, March 13, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Burns.

A full obituary will follow at a later date.


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