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home : obituaries March 23, 2018

Orville Wesley Carroll December 2, 1924 - March 10, 2018
Orville Wesley Carrol of Rome, New York, died March 10, 2018 of natural causes.

He was born at home in Bend on December 2, 1924 to George C. and Marie C. Sosinsky Carroll. Except for a three-year sojourn in Stockton, California, and a summer's job in Wenatchee, Washington, Mr. Carroll lived and worked in Oregon at various occupations, including time in Sisters.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
LaVerne Edris Sawyer June 6, 1923 - March 6, 2018
LaVerne Edris Sawyer (called "Lu" by many friends and family) was born to Clara and Eddie Holm on June 6, 1923 in Moorhead, Minnesota. She was the oldest of four children and resided in Minnesota until she moved to the San Francisco Bay Area to work in the shipyards during the war.
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Norman F. Berhorst October 28, 1936 - March 10, 2018
Sisters resident Norman F. Berhorst passed away March 10, following an extended illness. He had lived in Sisters for the past 14 years and was well known by many for his sense of humor and his entertaining stories of his life.
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
In memoriam: Jim Williams - A writer, photographer and a brave man
Nugget columnist Jim Williams lost his long battle with cancer on March 10, dying in hospice here in Central Oregon, with his extended family by his side.

It was a battle he documented in his column "Cancer and me," an unflinching and sometimes harrowing window on what it is like to face a cancer diagnosis for the third time in his life. Jim didn't flinch.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Alfred "AL" Williams December 21, 1931 - February 5, 2018
Alfred "AL" Williams, a longtime Camas, Washington resident, born in Neosho, Missouri, passed away Monday, February 5, 2018, at his residence in Sisters, Oregon.
Friday, March 2, 2018
William Douglas "Doug" Boyer April 28, 1951 - February 15, 2018
Doug was born in Palo Alto April 28, 1951, and died February 15 - at the age of 66 - from ALS at the Redmond Rehabilitation Center in Redmond.
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Janice Marie Lamb May 24, 1926 - January 31, 2018
Once in a blue moon a woman of grace, elegance, wit and wisdom appears in our midst, and on the morning of the blue, blood moon, eclipse, at 12:21 a.m., January 31, Jan danced away.
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Katherine S. Livingston June 1, 1915 - October 6, 2017
Katherine S. Livingston, known as Tash, grew up in San Rafael, California. When she was 11, her grandfather wrote "I love Tash because she is always herself. Maybe good, maybe bad, never uncertain, and always Tash - I love her."
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Harry A. Orr, III May 19, 1930 - January 19, 2018
Harry Allen Orr, III passed away on January 19. He was 87 years old.

Born and raised in South Carolina, he early on distinguished himself for intelligence and motivation. He attended Fishburne Military Academy and graduated from Duke University NROTC in 1951. He married his life-long partner and best friend Ietje van Dobbenburgh later that year.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Helen Irene Smyth Sether - "Seth" March 25, 1928 - January 17, 2018
Mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to many, Helen Irene Smyth Sether ("Seth") received her "wings" on January 17. A feisty, intensely caring, creative, loving, hard-working, unconventional and very unique woman who earned big places in many, many hearts.
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Robert William "Bob" Boyd February 12, 1936 - September 1, 2017
Robert William "Bob" Boyd died September 1, 2017. He was born February 12, 1936 in Long Beach, California. His mother, Louise "Dodi" Kean Boyd raised him and his older brother, Gilbert. His grandfather was the famous Canadian cowboy, filmmaker and writer A.D. Kean, whom Bob spoke of proudly but never met.
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Helen LaVerne Goldsmith March 24, 1926 - November 15, 2017
She was born on March 24, 1926 in Chula Vista, California, moved to Oregon in 1946, and passed quietly November 15, 2017 in Bend.
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Donald Victor Printz March 18, 1940 - November 24, 2017
Donald Victor Printz, 77, of Sisters, Oregon, died November 24, surrounded by his family.
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
John Lindsay Farris September 10, 1939 - November 28, 2017
John Lindsay Farris, aka "Jack the Barber," departed the confines of his body at the wizened age of 78 in the wee morning hours of November 28, 2017.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Robert Modler January 24, 1940 - May 7, 2016
Robert Modler, a long-time resident of Palo Alto, died peacefully at home on May 7.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Ray W. Bowlin June 26, 1940 - April 14, 2016
Ray Bowlin passed peacefully from life at the age of 75. He was born in Southgate, California, to parents Charles Chester Bowlin and Betty Louise Bowlin. He grew up in Southern California and went to school in Long Beach.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Dwain G. Newton December 23, 1936 - November 8, 2014
Dwain G. Newton, age 77, passed away unexpectedly, but peacefully, November 8 at St. Charles Hospital. His wife and two children were by his side.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Charles M. Blake, Jr. March 25, 1927 - September 26, 2010
Charles M. Blake Jr., of Sisters, died Saturday, September 26, from heart failure. He was 83.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Reverend Richard G. "Dick" Metz
Reverend Richard G. "Dick" Metz of Sisters died on May 13.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 22, at Zion Lutheran Church, 1113 S.W. Black Butte, Redmond. A reception will follow.

Autumn Funerals of Redmond is assisting the family.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Gerald Garrison
Beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather Gerald Garrison left us on May 11 at 11:30 a.m. A Sisters resident of 52 years, he will be greatly missed by his family and all who knew him.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010

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