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John L. Gragg Nov. 8, 1941 – Dec. 9, 2022

John L. Gragg, age 81, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family, on December 9, 2022, after a long illness. John was born in St. Louis, Missouri, November 8, 1941, to Louis and Gracia Gragg. He earned a bachelor’s degree in... — Updated 6/3/2023


Lorna Mae Grabe

Sisters area resident Lorna Grabe, 95, passed away May 8. Arrangements are entrusted to Deschutes Memorial Chapel and Gardens. She was born April 30, 1928, in Iowa City, the second of five... — Updated 5/30/2023


Anne Sherwood Witte Gerke

Born April 9,1940 in Houston, Texas, Anne attended San Jacinto High School and graduated from Rice University with a bachelor's in history in 1961. She met her future husband, John, in a hist... — Updated 5/30/2023


Richard "John" Leavitt

John was born in Eugene at Sacred Heart. He left Eugene around 9 or 10 years old with his parents, Darrell and June Leavitt, and sister, Jean, and moved to Lakeview, where they started... — Updated 5/30/2023


Thomas (Tom) Molloy aka "Big Tom"

Tom was born on September 20, 1945, to Thomas and Lillian Molloy. He was an only child. Tom went to ride with the Big Bike Rider in the sky on March 20. He passed at home like he wanted to,... — Updated 5/30/2023


Stewart Weitzman

Stewart was born April 25, 1935 in Chicago, Illinois, and after a life well lived, passed away December 29, 2021 in Bend, at the age of 86. Stewart was raised in Southern California by his... — Updated 5/30/2023


Michael E. Hinds

An amazingly caring and loving man, Mike will be missed dearly by his family, friends, and his many co-workers throughout the water utility industry. His love of life was demonstrated continually by his passions for the wilderness; he... — Updated 5/30/2023


Dale J. Duvall

Dale Duvall was born in Everett, Washington in 1924 to parents Henry and Anna Krub Duvall of Marysville, Washington. He played football at the University of Washington before joining the Navy... — Updated 5/30/2023


Dean Duvall

Dean was a man who lived by a dedication to his faith and values. He was highly adventurous and very responsible - a rare combination of traits. A lifelong learner, committed leader, always... — Updated 5/30/2023


George Robert (Bob) Hargreaves

Bob Hargreaves of Black Butte Ranch died on April 21. He was 89. He was born on March 31, 1917, in Detroit, Michigan, to Robert and Jeannette Hargreaves. He graduated from Williams College in Massachusetts in 1938. He worked from 1936 to... — Updated 5/30/2023


Lois L. (Sally) Few

Sally Few passed away April 23, at the age of 91. She was born in Canyonville, on October 13, 1917. She was the daughter of John B. and Della M. DeVore, and raised in the Southern Oregon area. She was a proud member of the graduating class o... — Updated 5/30/2023


Roberta Jean Achterhof

Roberta Jean Achterhof of Eugene, Oregon, formally of Woodhull, Illinois, passed away on March 25, 2023. She was born December 23, 1942, in Moline, Illinois, to Anton and Caroline Calsyn and... — Updated 5/30/2023


David Lloyd Hurtley

David Hurtley passed away on February 12 from cancer. He was 84 years old. He was born in Mondovi, Wisconsin, to Lloyd and Laurel Hurtley. He graduated from high school in 1956 and joined... — Updated 5/30/2023


Delores (Morton) Hopper

Dee lived in Sisters most of her life. She worked at The Gallery Restaurant for many years. She married Ray and moved to Bandon, where she helped work on his cranberry bogs. They retired and... — Updated 5/30/2023


Adam T. Wood

Well, what can we say about Adam Theodore Wood? He was... tall and gorgeous. A better question is what couldn't we say about this beloved, larger-than-life human? Always a dreamer and schemer... — Updated 5/30/2023


Madeline Carol Wilbur Hurtley

Madeline Carol Wilbur was born on August 9, 1940, in Deadwood, Oregon, the eldest of four children to Elizabeth and Wesley Wilbur. Her brothers, Carl, Dale, and Herb were born after her. She... — Updated 5/30/2023


Phillip Keller

On Monday, March 27, Phil Keller, the loving husband and father of two beautiful children, passed away peacefully at the age of 80 with his wife at his side. He was cared for by the... — Updated 5/30/2023


Edward D. Helton

On February 21, 2019 a stroke felled Ed Helton and sent him on his eternal ride in the Crooked River National Grasslands very unexpectedly at age 73. I miss Ed Helton. I first met Ed through... — Updated 5/30/2023


Allen Lee Lompa

Allen Lee Lompa, “Big Al,” was a devoted husband, father, brother, grandpa, uncle and friend. He died peacefully in his sleep three months before his 90th birthday while in the... — Updated 5/30/2023


John L. Gragg

John L. Gragg, age 81, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family, on December 9, 2022, after a long illness. John was born in St. Louis, Missouri, November 8, 1941, to Louis and... — Updated 5/30/2023


Judith Ann Dillewaard Passed April 24, 2023

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Judith Ann Dillewaard on April 24. Judith was a beloved wife, mother, stepmother, and grandmother who touched the lives of all who... — Updated 5/9/2023


Eldon Davis

Eldon Davis, 69, died Sunday, July 14, at his home near Sisters after a more than five-year battle with cancer. He was born April 17, 1933 at Molalla and graduated from Canby High School in 1951. He served two years in Europe with the U.S.... — Updated 4/4/2023


Richard P. Wilson

Richard Paterson Wilson died July 8, at his home, surrounded by family. His family noted that he left this world quietly and nobly, and that he left this world a better place for having spent time here. Dick Wilson was known as a great... — Updated 4/4/2023


Jesse Edgington

Jesse Crawford Edgington, born on the Edgington Ranch near Sisters on September 22, 1918, died on the Fourth of July, at Green Acre Foster Care Home in Redmond. One of four children of Ellis and Ellen Edgington, he grew up living a robust... — Updated 4/4/2023


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