Lloyd “Leon” Morrison Jr. died on Sept. 16, at his home, following a lengthy illness.

He was born on June 11, 1965, in Juneau, AK, to Lloyd and Verna Morrison.

Morrison and his family later moved to Kirkland, Wash., and then to Pleasant Hill, Ohio, before finally settling in Redmond, Wash., where he finished school.

From there, Morrison started a career in finance, business and sales. After working for several years, he moved to Mesa, Ariz., to care for his aging parents.

In 2007, Morrison and his mom moved to Burns to be closer to his sisters. It was quite an adjustment, however Morrison adjusted to the closeness of community and the abundance of friends that he was able to make in a small town.

He enjoyed music, dancing and his pets.

Morrison is survived by his sisters, Amzel Morrison of Burns and Joann Morrison of Omak, Wash.; niece, Stephanie; nephews, Tony, Bobby and Charlie; and many great-nieces and -nephews.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, parents, one brother and one sister.

Memorial services for Morrison will be held on Oct. 2, at 2 p.m., at the Burns Seventh Day Adventist Church, 306 N. Buena Vista in Burns. A fellowship dinner will follow.

LaFollette’s Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.


Iris L. Parrish 1927-2011

Posted on September 28th in Obituaries

Iris L. Parrish died on Sept. 10.

She was born on May 28, 1927, in Burns.

Perkins was born in Burns, and attended Burns Union High School.

She married R. Michael Cronin in 1945. They had a daughter, Sharon, in 1946. Cronin died that year in a logging accident. She later married Cecil Parrish, and together they had one daughter, Betty, and two sons, Donald and Wesley.

In 1966, the family moved to Kamiah Idaho. Parrish and her husband spent years traveling from Kamiah in the summer to their winter home in Quartzite, Ariz. She lived in Redmond the last few years.

Parrish enjoyed family get-togethers, sewing and gardening. She was influential in the 4-H programs and the Harney County Fair.

Parrish is survived by her  children, Sharon, Betty, Donald and Wesley; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and her oldest sister, Edith Myrick.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Cecil; and her siblings, Bob, Jim and Bill Perkins and Peggy Lohf.


Funeral notice — Gary A. Ereno

Posted on September 28th in Obituaries

Gary A. Ereno died on Sept. 9, at his home in Calera, Okla.

A memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, Oct. 15, at 10 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church in Burns.

A celebration of life dinner will be held on Friday, Oct. 14, at 6 p.m. in the Burns Elks Lodge #1680.

Contributions in Ereno’s memory may be made to the Boise Basque Museum in Boise, Idaho, in care of LaFollette’s Chapel, P.O. Box 488, Burns, OR 97720.

An obituary will be printed at a later date.


Death notice — Weslie Slyter

Posted on September 28th in Obituaries

Weslie Slyter of Weiser, Idaho, formerly of Harney County, died on Sept. 25.

Services are pending, and an obituary will be published at a later date.


Jay Dee (Bud) Hanneman 1933-2011

Posted on September 14th in Obituaries

Jay Dee (Bud) Hanneman died on Aug. 28.

He was born on May 5, 1933, in Prineville.

Hanneman grew up in Tumalo, attending school there and in Redmond. At the age of 18, he moved to Oakridge to work for the Edward Hines Lumber Company at Westfir. He worked at both the Westfir and Hines mills for a total of 32 years.

Hanneman was drafted in the U.S. Army when he was 20 years old, and served two years. He received his basic training at Fort Ord, Calif.

After completing basic training training, he married Mary L. Cathey, and then served 18 months at Fort Richardson in Anchorage, AK.

Hanneman had many hobbies, including rock hunting. He had a talent for fixing things and making something out of other peoples junk. He gardened for many years by himself, canning what he raised.

Hanneman is survived by his wife, Mary of Burns; son, Shannon Hanneman of Oakridge; grandchildren, Haylee Hanneman, Josh Hanneman, Kaysea Wilkinson, Stacey Hanneman and Katie Hanneman; and great-grandson, Jayden Wilkinson.

At his request, he will be cremated and there will be no funeral service.


Sally Ann McReynolds died on Aug. 19.

She was born on April 8, 1954, in Portland, to Richard and Dorothy (Gross) McReynolds.

Johnson lived and worked in Portland. For the last 14 years she had lived in Burns.

Johnson is survived by her daughter, Katie Sorrentino and husband Tony; grandchildren, Courtney, Alexandria and Benjamin;  sister, Susan Cahill; brother, William McReynolds; five nieces and nephews; and her long-time companion, Brad Mack.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Dorothy McReynolds.

LaFollette’s Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


Stephen B. Currey 1957-2011

Posted on August 31st in Obituaries

Stephen B. Currey, 54, died on Aug. 16, in Manteca, Calif., after a lengthy illness.

He was born on May 15, 1957, in Corvallis, to Donald and Delcy Currey.

Currey is survived by his parents, Donald and Delcy Currey of Burns; brother, Rod of Seattle, Wash.; sisters, Sheryl of Burns and Rebecca of Austin, Texas; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

A memorial service for Currey will be held at a later date.


Jenifer Lee Andrews 1956-2011

Posted on August 31st in Obituaries

Jenifer Lee Andrews, 55, died on Aug. 19, at the Oregon Health Sciences University Hospital in Portland.

She was born March 26, 1956, in Burns to Floyd Andrews and Wilma (Morgan) Andrews.

Andrews was raised and received her education in the Burns community, graduating from Burns High School in 1974. She attended Southern Oregon University, where she received her bachelor of science degree.

She had worked as a benefits specialist for Epson, Inc. in Hillsboro for many years and enjoyed longtime friendships there.

Andrews was an active member of the Emanuel Lutheran Church in Cornelius. She was a part of the Prayer Shawl Ministry, served in the church choir and served on several church committees. She also knitted winter caps for a local orphanage for the Christmas holiday.

Andrews enjoyed traveling, knitting, crocheting, crafts and golf. She also enjoyed spending time with her nieces and nephews.

Andrews is survived by her mother, Wilma Andrews of Forest Grove;  sisters and brothers-in-law, Georganne Wood, of Lakewood, Colo., Sharolyn and Bob Johnson, of Phoenix, Ariz., Carole and Gene Whitlock, of Seaside and Jeanette and Bill Harman, of Milton, Fla.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Ray and Rhonda Andrews, of Durango, Colo., and Ron and Alice Andrews, of Durango, Colo.; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Floyd Andrews.

A celebration of life service was held on Aug. 25 at the Emanuel Lutheran Church, 1124 S. Beech Street in Cornelius, with the Reverend Karl Pishaw officiating.

Contributions in Andrews’ memory may be made to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Oregon & Washington Affiliate, 1500 S.W. First Ave., Suite 270, Portland, OR 97201. To sign the online guest book or to send a condolence to the family go to www.fuitenrosehoyt.com.

Fuiten, Rose & Hoyt Funeral Home in Forest Grove was in charge of the arrangements.


Ross Every 1929-2011

Posted on August 24th in Obituaries

Ross Every died on Aug. 19, in Jamison.

He was born on Sept. 10, 1929, in Grants Pass.

Every graduated with the class of 1947 from Grants Pass High School, where he was a talented all-star football player. He was offered a full-ride scholarship to play football for the University of Oregon, but instead chose to live the western lifestyle.

On June 18, 1950, Every married Faye Foshee from Canby, Calif., in Grants Pass.

He was an icon in the cattle industry as a rancher, auctioneer and auction yard owner in Redmond, Baker City and Vale. Every donated his time as an auctioneer and generously supported 4-H and FFA livestock auctions for over 40 years.

He and his wife were prominent rodeo stock contractors throughout the Northwest, where they were recognized many times for their outstanding stock, including several awards for  bucking horses and bulls of the year. They were very proud of their Seven Bar Rodeo Company.

Every received numerous awards and recognition throughout his life, including being selected as grand marshal for both the Deschutes County Fair and Rodeo and Vale Fourth of July Rodeo.

Every is survived by his wife of 61 years, Faye; son, Charlie and wife Wendie; grandsons, Jeff and wife Kristy and Cody and wife Kasey, all from Central Oregon; and brother, Jim and wife Marian from Grants Pass.

A viewing was held on Monday, Aug. 22, at Haren-Wood Funeral Chapel in Ontario. A funeral service was held on Tuesday, Aug. 23, at Vale City Park, and a graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, at Redmond Oregon Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions in Every’s name be made to the American Heart Association, the Diabetes Foundation, a local cancer support program or the charity of one’s choice.


Richard S. Bennett 1924-2011

Posted on August 24th in Obituaries

Richard S. Bennett, 87, died on Aug. 13 at Ashley Manor in Burns.

He was born on Feb. 5, 1924, in Burns, to S.R. (Bob) and Alice (Sweek) Bennett, the youngest of four children.

Bennett went to school in Fields and Andrews, where his mother was the teacher. When he was a sophomore in high school his family moved to Jordan Valley. He graduated from Jordan Valley High School in 1942, a member of the first graduating class of the school.

On Nov. 28, 1943, Bennett married his high school sweetheart, Lois M. Stearns, in Nampa, Idaho. Together they had three children.

Bennett worked for Marion Wroten before being called to serve the country. He served in the Army as a 1st Sergeant. When  he was discharged from the service, he ranched in Richland and Halfway before finally settling in Jordan Valley in the early 1950s.

Bennett is survived by his children, Sharon Delaney and husband Joe, Patricia Wagner and Richard L. Bennett; grandchildren, Joanne Chhina and husband Ivar, Diane Hinkle and husband Rob, Kristine Eckert and husband John, Rita Matteson and husband Jerry, Rose Scheffler, Mike Cowing, Kerry Wagner, Sharon Wagner, Dave Howard and Lanette Howard.

He is also survived by his great-grandchildren, Maddy, Marquax and Harrison Chhina, Richard and Lucas Hinkle, Joshua Eckert, Kayla and Karyn Cowing, Nic and Calvin Scheffler, Kitrina Nelson, Dan, Lisa, Leslie, Whitney and Alex Wagner, Brian and Josh Leslie, Jim Wagner and wife Miranda, Amanda Bunger and husband Brent, Jennifer Shepherd and husband Josh, and  Emma Wagner.

Bennett was preceded in death by his wife, Lois M. Bennett, son-in-law, Bill Wagner and great-grandson, Alex Eckert.

Contributions in Bennett’s memory may be made to the Jordan Valley Lions Club for the Sight Foundation, in care of LaFollette’s Chapel, P.O. Box 488, Burns, OR 97720.


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