Pamela S. Kohl 1964-2015

Posted on July 22nd in Obituaries

 

OBIT Kohl webPamela S. Kohl, 50, passed away July 5 at Harney District Hospital.

Pam was born Nov. 23, 1964, in Klamath Fall, the youngest of three children born to Elsie Armstrong and Nate Young.

She grew up in Burns, where she attended grades 1-12. Pam’s passion for singing led to her winning the Miss High Desert in 1982. Pam also sang at various weddings and funerals in Harney County,

Pam married the love of her life, Joe Kohl, March 22, 1986. She gave birth to three beautiful children, Nick, Maggie and Matthew.

Her love of taking care of people led her to getting her CNA/CMA license. Through her career, she worked for Harney District Hospital, High Desert Medical. Toni Feist and Melanie Arntz. She loved nothing more than going camping and being with her family. She was a well-loved person throughout the whole community, not just for her caring touch as a nurse, but a No. 1 fan to her children.

Pam is survived by her brother, Gary Young; sister-in-law, Sherie Young; sister, Tina Young; mother-in-law, Rose Carracaburu; uncles, Ron Carroll, Al Altnow and John Bush; aunts, Cathy Altnow, Mary Smith, Tammy Carroll and Shirley Bush; and grandchild, Brayson Kohl.

She was preceded in death by her father, Nate Young; grandfather, George Carroll; grandmother, Lorene Carroll; and uncle, Don Carroll.

A funeral service was held Friday, July 10, at Pioneer Presbyterian Church.


Aida “Ida” Julia Stampke-Rico passed away June 17 in Phoenix, Ariz.

Aida was born  in Burns Aug. 8, 1967, to Neil Stampke and Guillermina Stampke-Wolfe.

Aida was always an excellent student and athlete.  She graduated from Burns High School in 1985. She graduated from the University of Oregon and was a 1997 graduate of Lewis and Clark College, majoring in law.

After graduation, Aida immediately started her own firm in Phoenix, Ariz., specializing in workers’ compensation. She became very successful in a short period of time and decided to begin another career as a mother.

Aida is survived by her daughters, Isabella Nichole Rico, 14, Anna Mikayla Rico, 13, and Sofia Julia Rico, 10;  mother, Guillermina Stampke-Wolfe of Gooding, Idaho; brother, Albert and his wife, Traci Stampke of Fairfield, Idaho; sister, Hilda Allison and husband, Michael Allison of Hines; nieces, Megan and Nicole Stampke of Fairfield, Idaho, and Rachael Allison of Hines; nephew, Patrick Allison of Hines; and ex-husband, Javier Rico of California.

She was preceded in death by her father, Neil Stampke; brother, Oscar Stampke; and niece, Lauren Julian Allison.

A graveside service was held at the Burns Cemetery on July 18.

Contributions in Aida’s memory may be made in Aida Rico’s memory and mailed to LaFollette’s Chapel, P.O. Box 488, Burns, OR 97720 to establish a college fund for her daughters.


 

OBIT Hoffman webJohn Jacob “Hooter” Hoffman, 52, passed away July 7 at his home in Burns.

Hooter was born Aug. 22, 1962, in Burns, where he was raised by his parents, Jack Hoffman and Betty (Baker) Cheek. Growing up, he loved the outdoors and taking family vacations to the lake to camp, fish and water ski. He enjoyed the beach and going to amusement parks for the roller coasters. After high school, he did some traveling and made many friends along the way.

Hooter worked various jobs throughout his life, including being a ranch hand, building fences, working retail at King’s, and maintenance at America’s Best Value Inn motel. He was such a “John of all trades,” and was so eager to help anyone at any time.

Hooter is survived by his son, Cory Reasoner; daughter, Kyeleigh Reasoner; sisters, Linda (Jack) Gideon, Rozann (Gale) Hoffman, and Jeanie (Bill) Harris Molt; nieces and nephews, Brian (Leeanna) Beausoleil, Damon (Savana) Stevens, Levi Long, Briann (Zyna) Lancaster, Dakota (Ka’anoi) Stockwell, Missy Collette, Robert (Kristina) Gideon, Darcy (Jeff) Stewart, Christy Fobi, Joe (Lindsey) Robertson, and Jesse Dressler; 14 great-nephews and nieces, including Jermaine, Trinity, Li’l Damon, Kendall, Emily and Jaxson; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his birth mother, Marla Muller; parents, Jack Hoffman, Betty Cheek and Orville Cheek; sister, Becky Griffin; niece, Becky Gideon Weiller; and his grandparents.

A Celebration of Life will be held at noon Saturday, July 25, at the Jeanie and Bill Molt residence, 33710 Rye Grass Lane.


Wednesday July 22

Posted on July 22nd in Community Calendar

Youth Summer Reading Program at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 1, at the Harney County Library. Recycled-toy day: make new toys out of old stuff.

High Desert Park and Recreation District board of directors meets the fourth Wednesday of each month in their office at Ponderosa Village, at 7 p.m.

Harney County Health District board of directors meets the fourth Wednesday of each month in the board conference room of the hospital, in the entrance off N. Grand, at 6 p.m.

Burns City Council meets the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at Burns City Hall, 242 S. Broadway, at 6 p.m.

Burns Butte Sportsmens Club will be having Twilight Trap Practice Wednesday evenings from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. every week now through September at the range on Radar Hill. All levels of shooters are welcome, and instruction will be available for beginners.

Storytime for preschoolers is scheduled at the Harney County Library, 80 W. D St., each Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Contact the Harney County Library for more information, 541-573 6670.

Alcoholics Anonymous meets each Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Foursquare Church, 74 S. Alvord, Burns.

ALANON, an ongoing support group for friends and families of alcoholics, meets every Wednesday from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Foursquare Church, 74 S. Alvord, Burns. Please use the north side door. For more information, call 541-589-0329.

A Women’s AA meeting is held every Wednesday at noon at Foursquare Church, 74 S. Alvord, Burns.


Thursday July 23

Posted on July 22nd in Community Calendar

Coyote Cinema presents Kundun, a Martin Scorsese film, at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 23, at the Harney County Senior and Community Services Center. Free popcorn and free admission (donations accepted).

Harney County Soil and Water Conservation District board of directors meets the fourth Thursday of each month at the USDA Service Center in Hines at 4:30 p.m. The public is welcome to attend.

A Walking Class is held each Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from  10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. indoors at the Harney County Senior and Community Services Center.

Kiwanis Club of Burns-Hines meets for a no-host luncheon at noon each Thursday at Bella Java, 314 N. Broadway in Burns.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly meets at noon each Thursday at Hines City Hall, 101 E. Barnes. Call 541-573-2896.

Tai Chi for Better Balance with Diane Rapaport is held each Tuesday and Thursday at Harney County Senior and Community Services Center from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. — free.


Friday July 24

Posted on July 22nd in Community Calendar

Teen Summer Reading Program, for grades 6-12, at the Harney County Library from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. Recycled-toys: make new toys out of old stuff.

Oregon Old Time Fiddlers, District 9, meets the first, third and fourth Friday of each month. Call Micky, 541-573-2515, for time and place.

A recovery group, “Celebrate Recovery,” meets each Friday at the Harney County Church of the Nazarene, 311 Roe Davis Ave. in Hines. Snacks served at 5:30 p.m. The main meeting is held at 6 p.m. and small group sessions are at 7 p.m. For more information, call 541-573-7100.

Alcoholics Anonymous meets each Friday at 10 a.m. at Harney District Hospital in the small conference room near the cafeteria.

Alcoholics Anonymous meets each Friday at Symmetry Care at 5 p.m.


Saturday July 25

Posted on July 22nd in Community Calendar

Is your child really protected by that car seat in your car? Find out with a Car Seat Clinic from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Saturday, July 25, at Harney District Hospital. For details, contact Harney District Hospital Safety Officer Perrilyn Wells, 541-573-3682.

The third annual Tribute to Fallen Soldiers Memorial Torch Motorcycle Ride will be passing through Burns on Saturday, July 25. The local American Legion post and Band of Brothers will meet at the Sagehen rest area at 10:30 a.m. and escort the procession into Burns, where they’ll stop for lunch at 11:30 a.m. at Burns Elks Lodge. Anyone else interested in joining the escort into town is welcome to do so.

A Devine Canyon Plein Air Paintout, free of charge, will be held from 8 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 25. Registration will be held from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. For more information call Marylou 541-815-3356 or go to:marylouwilhelm-plenairpaintout.com


Sunday July 26

Posted on July 22nd in Community Calendar

A free community dinner, eat in or take out (no strings attached), will be held from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, July 26, at Burns Elks Lodge. Call 541-573-6170.

Overeaters Anonymous meets each Sunday at 1 p.m. in the Harney District Hospital Annex (downstairs in cafeteria area).Enter through the cafeteria door on North Grand. For more information, call Susie at 541-589-1522.

Alcoholics Anonymous meets every Sunday at 7 p.m. at Foursquare Church for 12×12 study.


Monday July 27

Posted on July 22nd in Community Calendar

Vacation Bible School at Bible Baptist Church, 101 E. Pettibone in Hines, will be held from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. July 27-31.

Grief Support Group is held the second and fourth Monday of each month by Harney County Hospice and Rev. Jean Hurst during the day as well as the evening. For more information, call Harney County Hospice, 541-573-8360.

Harney County Search and Rescue meets the fourth Monday of each month at the Search and Rescue Building at 7 p.m.

The Burns Lions Club meets every Monday, except holidays, at noon at the Burns Elks Lodge. Those interested in serving the community and visitors are welcome. For more information call 541-573-4000.

A Walking Class is held each Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from  10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. indoors at the Harney County Senior and Community Services Center.

Burns Fire Dept. meets each Monday at the Burns Fire Hall at 7 p.m.

The Hines Volunteer Fire Department meets at the Hines Fire Hall each Monday at 7 p.m. (except the last Monday of the month). Prospective members may contact Fire Chief Bob Spence at 541-573-7477 or 541-573-2251.

Narcotics Anonymous meets each Monday at 10 a.m. in the community room at Saginaw Village, 605 N. Saginaw. For more information call 541-589-4405.


Tuesday July 28

Posted on July 22nd in Community Calendar

Hines Common Council meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at Hines City Hall, 101 E. Barnes, at 6:30 p.m.

A breast cancer support group meets the fourth Tuesday of each month in the Harney District Hospital conference room from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, contact Kristen Gregg at 541-573-8614.

Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance Program (SHIBA) trained volunteers will be at the Harney County Senior and Community Services Center, 17 S. Alder, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. each Tuesday to help with Medicare insurance needs or medications you cannot afford.

A Walking Class is held each Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from  10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. indoors at the Harney County Senior and Community Services Center.

Tai Chi for Better Balance with Diane Rapaport is held each Tuesday and Thursday at Harney County Senior and Community Services Center from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. — free.

Boy Scouts meet each Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the LDS Church in Hines. All boys age 11 and above are welcome to participate.

Alcoholics Anonymous holds an open meeting each Tuesday at Foursquare Church, 74 S. Alvord in Burns at 7 p.m.


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