A memorial service for Melodee Schroder will be held on Fri., Sept. 27 at 2 p.m. at Lafollette’s Chapel.
Born Oct. 31, 1938, in Idaho Falls, Idaho, Ron was the youngest of 12 children. He grew up hunting, fishing and enjoying the outdoors with his father and brothers. He attended elementary school in Lincoln, Idaho, and junior high and high school in Ammon, Idaho.
Ron attended Idaho State in Pocatello, Idaho, where he met Louise Crane. The two married Aug. 20, 1962, in the Idaho Falls Temple, and celebrated 50 years together with their children and grandchildren in August 2012.
Ron entered the army, and they moved to Georgia and Washington. Following his military service, he pursued graduate education in mathematics at Penn State. In 1972, the family moved to Burns, where he worked for the Harney County School District, and where they owned and operated a family motel business, which provided their children with real-world learning experiences. His adventurous spirit and desire to teach his children through experience led the family on vacations to new destinations across the United States, usually on a shoestring budget. As a result of their parents’ tutelage and sacrifice, all six of their children received degrees from Brigham Young University. Ron was also an avid sportsman and scouter who frequently shared his love of hunting, fishing and the outdoors with his children and others. He acted as an informal guide to friends and family on frequent summer fishing trips to Southeast Alaska.
A member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS), Ron constantly served others and spent his entire life diligently engaged in church service, where he blessed the lives of many people. As a young man, he served in the Northern California Mission. In the latter part of his life, he served two 18-month missions with his wife, being assigned to Sialkot, Pakistan; Johor Bahru, Malaysia; Chisinau, Moldova; and Bucharest, Romania.
He is survived by his children, Ronald E. (Michelle), Garth (CayLynne), Mark (Tifiny), Dawn (Paul Jenson), Karen (Chris Thompson), Jon (Becky); brothers, Lynn, F. David, Wesley, and Lee; and 27 grandchildren.
Ron was preceded in death by his wife, Louise; his parents, Albert C. Reed and Annie Melvina Judy; his sisters, Lola Barrett, Evelyn Smith, Vonnie Mortenson and Donna Benson; his brothers, Arnold Reed, Verl Reed and Glen Reed; infant grandsons, William Robin Reed and Edward Joseph Jenson.
A funeral service was held Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Bennington LDS Chapel.
James C. Busch, 73, passed away at home in the early morning hours of Sept. 11, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Jim was born in Klamath Falls, to Jim and Dorothy Busch Oct. 1, 1939. As a child, he lived in Klamath Falls and Eugene.
He spent his school years in Ashland, and graduated from Ashland High School in 1957. While in high school, he participated in track and field, carrying on a love of the sport that was passed on from his father.
He attended Willamette University in Salem, where he was president of his senior class and president of his fraternity, Phi Delta Theta. Upon graduation in 1961, he entered the Air Force as a lieutenant, and became a photo reconnaissance officer. Jim was stationed at March Air Force base in Riverside, Calif., and in Saigon, Vietnam. After completing four years in the military, Jim returned to Ashland, where he worked with his father, Jim H. Busch, as a manager at Jim Busch Ford Sales.
Jim married Glenda Tate Aug. 14, 1974.
Expanding on skills honed by selling automobiles, Jim began his profession as a lumber broker, and last worked at Snow Mountain Pine.
Jim’s interests were diverse, and included love for World War II aircraft, air shows, air museums, photography, computers, watches, a joke or two, and caring for pets and strays. In his early years, he was a pilot and avid water skiing enthusiast.
He is survived by his wife, Glenda; son, Scott Tate; and brother, Jack.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Dorothy Busch.
At Jim’s request, no service will be held.
Memorial donations may be made to the local Save A Stray Rescue.
Lorene Caroline Walker McAllister Maley was born Sept. 25, 1913, to Ralph and Ella Walker in Manning, Iowa. She had one sibling, her younger brother, Richard Walker. After graduating from high school, Lorene worked in her dad’s insurance office in Cedar Rapids. She married John E. McAllister in 1934, and while in Iowa, they added two children to their family, Jack (John), and five years later, Jane.
John was in sales for Standard Oil when World War II started. He followed a fraternity brother to Portland to work in the Kaiser shipyards, building ships for the war effort. John was able to find housing in the St. John’s area, and Lorene and the children traveled out by train.
After living in Portland, the family moved to Prineville, where John started working as the manager of the Farmer’s Co-op. The family built a new home and grew by one member, Kathleen. John had an opportunity to become owner in a farm supply store, and so the family moved to Burns in the early 50s. The kids attended school there, and Lorene was active in their activities. She often drove many hours, hauling kids to various high schools for football or basketball games. She and John made many friends, and entertained, with the evening typically ending with at least one game of Canasta.
The Harney County Farm Supply eventually grew to include three additional stores in John Day, and Elko and Winnemucca, Nev. When John died suddenly in 1961 of a heart attack, Jack returned home from the University of Nevada to manage the family business. Lorene made many trips to Nevada during those years to help monitor business at the stores.
Friends introduced Lorene to Luren Maley, a widower and rancher from Condon. Their long-distance courtship ended in marriage in 1971. Lorene moved to Condon, and became part of Loren’s family (three children – Paul, Dennis and Sheila).
Lorene and Luren were both very social, and loved to dance and travel. During their marriage, they traveled all over the world. They kept a place in Arizona, where they went for winters, and to spend time with the many friends they met there. Lorene’s other passion was painting. She joined a group of women in Condon who got together regularly to paint. Painting remained Lorene’s favorite pastime throughout her life.
Lorene and Luren moved to Bend in the early 2000s, so Luren could be closer to the medical support he required. Lorene continued to live in the retirement community in Bend after Luren passed away several years later. She moved to Beaverton in 2007 to be near her daughters.
The family was starting to plan Lorene’s 100th birthday party when she died the morning of Aug. 27. Nobody was more surprised that she lived as long as she did than Lorene herself. She lived a long, fulfilling life and will be missed by family and friends.
A graveside service will be held Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 2 p.m. in the Burns Cemetery.
She is survived by her three children, Kathleen McAllister, Jane Griffin and Jack McAllister; and six grandchildren.
Jonathan was a happy teen, and had many friends. He loved to ride his bike and skateboard. He was highly energetic, and he loved life.
Jonathan is survived by his brothers, Anthony Johnson of Burns, and Brennen Waggoner of McMinnville; sisters, Kinsey and Zoe Iturralde of Burns; grandparents, Brian and Kathy Johnson of Burns; aunts, Kandi Woolsey and Lisa Leffler; uncle, Ryan Johnson; and many great aunts and uncles; cousins; and great cousins.
Jonathan was preceded in death by his mother, Tasha (Johnson) Iturralde.
A service for Jonathan was held Tuesday, Sept. 10, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was laid to rest next to his mother at Fort Harney Cemetery.
Millie was born the daughter of Lyle and Lizzie (Breshears) Anderson on Jan. 28, 1922, in Sunnyside, Wash. She lived in Sunnyside until the family moved to Ontario, when she was 15 years old. She was a member of the Ontario High School class of 1941. Following high school, she was married to Fred Wagner on Oct. 8, 1945, in Reno, Nev. They lived in Burns from 1945 until moving to Baker in 1959. In Baker, she and her husband owned and operated Wagner Brothers Beer Distributing, selling Blitz and Lucky Lager beers. They operated the business until 1969.
Millie was a member of the Baker V.F.W. post #3048 Women’s Auxiliary and the Baker City Lady Elks. She was an active volunteer at the Baker Historical Museum. She loved socializing and hosting events for her family and friends. She was known as the family caregiver.
Survivors include her sister, Viola Russel Wagner, of Klamath Falls; 12 nieces; and eight nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Fred; and one brother.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 11, at Gray’s West and Co. Pioneer Chapel. A graveside service will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery. Edward Stoaks will officiate. Following the service, the Women’s Auxiliary of the V.F.W. Post #3048 will provide a fellowship luncheon at the V.F.W. hall.
Contributions may be made in her memory to the V.F.W. Auxiliary, the Baker Historical Museum, Heart and Home Hospice, or to a charity of one’s choice, in care of Gray’s West and Co., 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City, OR 97814.
Hoyt F. Wilson of Mann Lake Ranch passed away Sept. 8 in Bend of bacterial meningitis.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 21, at Big Bear Lodge in Hines. Food and beverages will be served. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Lorene McAllister Maley, 99, passed away Aug. 27 in Tigard.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, in the Burns Cemetery.
She is survived by her three children, Kathleen McAllister, Jane Griffin and Jack McAllister.
Harland H. Jones, 96, of Ontario, formerly of Burns, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 28, at his home.
Arrangements are pending under the direction of the Haren-Wood Funeral Chapel, Ontario.
Mike was born April 2, 1935, in Redmond, and was raised in Northern California in Modoc County. He attended grade school at Davis Creek and high school at Alturas, Calif.
Mike worked at several ranches, including the MC Ranch at Adel, and the Powers U Ranch at Eagleville, Calif., where he buckarooed and broke colts. He competed in amateur rodeo, mostly the riding events, in the early 50s. By 1954, Mike had made his way to Harney County and went to work on the Carlon Ranch at Silver Creek. Mike later married their daughter, Betty, in December of the same year.
From January 1955 to December 1956, Mike served in the Army in the Korean War. After returning home, the Carlon Ranch was home until it sold in 1960. Mike and Betty then bought the old Harry Williams Ranch at Silver Creek where they lived until 1976, when they sold out and bought their present home at the Sandhill east of Burns.
Shortly after returning from the service, Mike began serving on the Burns Rodeo Committee, and two years later was elected to the fair association where he served for 17 years, and was president in 1967 and 1968. Mike remembers the Burns Times-Herald as the rodeo office, and the secretary’s office was two tin suitcases. While Mike was in the fair association, they got new bucking chutes to replace the old ones that were once at the west end of the arena, where the calf chute is now; and put in a new race track and guard rail. Probably the best improvement to the grounds Mike saw was the grass parking areas, which he remembered used to get so dusty the cars needed their headlights on.
Mike, along with three others, were responsible for starting the Harney County Stockgrowers Futurity around 1957. Also during his stay on the fair association, Mike was instrumental in starting the Demolition Derby with a budget of only $500. He also helped start the fund for the multi-purpose building by collecting sick and crippled cattle along with other donations.
We can’t forget his love for the young people, which he has shown by starting and sponsoring the mutton busting rodeo event in 1989, working the 4-H Livestock Auction, and hauling market animals for about 35 years. Mike was honored as Harney County Grand Marshal in 1991.
The Morgan’s went out of the cattle business in 2010 – “retirement” was not in their vocabulary and foreign to their way of thinking, but a “reality check” prompted their decision. Mike continued his cattle hauling business until health issues made him stop. He remained involved with the Western Video Market.
Mike is survived by his wife, Betty Morgan; sisters, Wanda Carlon and husband, Larry, Peggy Walls, and husband, Doug; Pat Tierney; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank Morgan and Burrte O’Neill, and brother, Jim Farrel.
A memorial service will be held Friday, Aug. 30, at the Burns Elks Lodge #1680 at 2 p.m.
Contributions in Mike Morgan’s memory may be made to the Harney County Senior and Community Services Center, or the Oregon Community Foundation, a scholarship fund being set up for Harney County graduates pursuing an education in an agricultural-related field. Any donations may be sent in care of LaFollette’s Chapel, PO Box 488, Burns, OR 97720. You can go online and sign the condolence book at www.lafolletteschapel.com.