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I Page 2 The Times-Journal November 17, 2016 ~ ~ ~ Obituaries ~ Odell Adams Odell Marion Adams was born to Oscar and Ruth Webb Adams in Caney Fork Township, North Carolina on July 6, 1925. He passed away at the home of his grandson in Fossil, Oregon Monday, Nov. 7, 2016, surrounded by four generations of his descendants. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at the school gymnasium in Spray. Concluding service and burial with military Condon Globettes Weather has remained most agreeable of late with moderate temperatures, mostly sunny skies - pretty nice for any time of year, but really nice for November. Super Moon viewing was stifled by early evening clouds and rain, but intermittent clearing of the clouds did allow limited views of the spectacle in the early morning hours Tuesday. The next full Super Moon won't occur again until 2034. Gary Phillips of Corvallis was in Condon for a couple days earlier this week to visit with his parents, Mark and Janet Phillips, and friends in the area. Gary is a retired Corvallis school teacher. Continued to page 3 FOSSIL UNITED METHODIST 3HURCH SERVICES SUNDAYS Worship 11:00 a.m. i honors will be at the Haystack Cemetery and a potluck will follow at The Rock in Spray. At the age of 5 years old, Odell came with his family to Sedro Woolley, Wash., then later that year to Deschutes County in Oregon where he attended school in Tumalo, Terrebonne, Bend and high school in Redmond. In 1943, Odell joined the United States Marine Corps during his senior year. In May of 2002, he finally received his high school diploma from Spray High School through the Operation Recognition for Oregon World War II Veterans. During WWlI, he was stationed at Attu and Kiska, Alaska where the only land battle in North America was fought. He told that not only was his battalion sent to Alaska in the freezing winter in their summer uniforms, he also ended up having his appendix removed in a tent during a blizzard by a Corpsman who had no anesthesia available. In 1946, he was honorably discharged and went to Sedro Woolley near family and worked. He then moved to Spray, where his parents and siblings were living and worked with his father and brothers in their sawmill. Shortly after moving to Spray, Odell met Joyce Brisbois and they married Feb. 27, 1948. Joyce and Odell had one child, Candy, and lived their remaining years in Spray. He worked in almost every facet of the timber industry, from sawyer, choker setter to timber cruiser and buyer. He spent his spare time, while ~ 1 I I 1 1 mll I 1 1 1 1 1 1 I ~1"~ I The OCC ThriFt hop I i is having... I ................. I I I I I I I I Onited Church oF Christ I FellOWShip Hall ~ Condon I I aturday, November 19 I 10:00 a.m. - 3 p.m. I I . Lots oF new I 4, used itemst I I Homemade Tamale I Luncheon AVailable! IIl l II lll l l IIl l l lll ll I I I I I I I I & MONUMENT working full-time, working the ranch he and Joyce owned along with his in- laws. When the mills and timber jobs left Wheeler County, Odell went to work at the Spray School as custodian until his retirement. During the past six years, he spent the week in Fossil as 'nanny' and companion for his great-grandchildren who he spoiled greatly. It became common practice for him to chauffeur many other kids after school to church school and daycare. Odell enjoyed woodworking, rock hunting, fishing and hunting and any and all things that involved family. He was also very involved in community organizations, and served as a school board member, city council member, and was a proud member of the Don L. Medlock American Legion Post for 68 years. Survivors include his daughter, Candy Humphreys and husband Dave; grandson, Chris Humphreys and wife Rebecca; granddaughter-in-law, Angi Humphreys; five great- grandchildren, Trevor Humphreys and wife Bobbi, Tyrell Humphreys and wife Marissa, Serena, Olivia and Christopher Humphreys; and great-great- granddaughter, Lilliana May Humphreys; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce; grandson, Paul; his parents; two sisters; and eight brothers. Memorial contributions may be made to Asher Home Health, P.O. Box 307, Fossil, OR 97830. Sweeney Mortuary of Heppner is in charge of arrangements. Russ Ericksen ? ? ? Asher I)e]~Lal Services is haFt" ~ amnolmee that our Sliding Fee Scale is now open to people outside o ~eeler Ce11~[! A celebration of life will be held for Russell W. Ericksen Sunday, Nov. 20, 1:30 p.m. at the Condon Baptist Church, with concluding service and military honors following at the Condon Cemetery. Russell Ericksen, a long-time Condon area rancher, died Nov. 13, 2016 in Portland. , He was born July 28, 1929 in The Dallas, Oregon, the third of three boys born to Fred J. and Sybil Wisner Ericksen. He grew up on a fruit and vegetable farm with his brothers, Walter and Fred. He attended Colonel Wright Grade School and junior'high school, then graduated from The Dalles High School in 1947. In 1947 Russell was in the FFA and was awarded the highest individual judging score for the classes of sheep, hogs and cattle at the Pacific International Livestock Expo in Portland. States participating in the contest were from Oregon, Washington, and parts of Idaho. After high school graduation, he moved to Blalock, Oregon, to farm with his father, Fred Sr. and brother, Fred Jr. They raised peaches, cherries, canta- loupe, potatoes, watermelon, alfalfa, wheat and cattle. He met Marva Johnson, the girl of his dreams, at the wedding of her sister, Yvonne, and his brother, Fred, on Nov. 27, 1949. Russell was drafted February, 1951, and spent two years in the heavy artillery at Fort Bragg, North Crofters & Vendors Market Condon Memorial Hall & Condon Elks Lodge Saturday, Nov. 19 ~ 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Arts & Crafts, Tupperware, Upcycled Items, Jewelry, Gift Wrapping! The Condon Fire Department will serve a BBQ lunch in the Fire Hall, Bake Sale ~ UCC Women's Fellowship For more information contact: Condon Chamber of Commerce ~ 541-384-7777or ................................... ................ condonchamber @ condonchamber, org Condon Child Care License # CC052462 Providing education services since 2002 Child Care packages beginning at $2.27/hr. ~Educational environment *College educated staff *All meals provided *Open year round For more information stop by or call: 220 S. East St. (SE Wing of GS) 541.384.4737 I air ~W ~r -k W ~r~r ~r W Call Asher Dental Services at: 541-763-272 5 for an appointment 712 Jay St/P.O, Box 307 Fos,=l, Or. 9783(] f 2016 Federal Powrty G uid elin~ Gu~e~m ~-db~ m ~ ~B Gara~ S~mswnd ~e O~ia af'Ca~n~ 3 ~o,xw S27,zm ~,~72 $4o.a2o 4 ~ ~;~.ea~ S~t,z~o S,m.eao Carolina. While on a special 30-day harvest leave, Russell .i and Marva were married August 10, 1952, at the Methodist Church in Odell, Oregon. The newlyweds returned to North Carolina to finish the last six months of his service, living at Fayetteville until he was discharged in February 1953. They made their first home at Blalock, and had three daughters, Renee, Rita and Rhonda. In 1960, the ranch was purchased by the U.S. Government for the building of the John Day Dam. After traveling several thousand miles and looking at 51 ranches, Russell and Marva purchased a wheat and cattle ranch east of Condon from Lloyd and Linda Brege Dean Brege Linda Marie (Byrd) Brege, 69, of Rufus, Oregon passed away at her home Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016, after a battle with Cancer. She was born in The Dalles, Oregon Feb. 17, 1947, the eldest daughter of Robert W. and Ina M. Byrd of Rufus. She attended school in Rufus, and graduated from i;Sherman High School in 1965. She went on to college at Oregon College of Education, now Western Oregon University, and received a master's degree in Education. While at OCE Roxie Turney in 1962. They., she played basketball. lived there for 45 years and l She taught school in the raised their three cowgirls Portland area and then took while adding several adjoining parcels of land, totaling a little over 9,000 acres. Russell had several an opportunity to go to Europe to teach on a military base for two years. On returning home she taught in the Sherman County school hobbie, s, including hunting, . district where she was also fishing, painting and artifact ~ track and volleyball coach. hunting in Southern Oregon. :'~ ~ ~:!;. Shortly after returning home He was an active member .~ii from teaching in Europe, she of the Gilliam County Soil met and married Dean and Water ConservationBrege. District for 21 years, and he Dean Alfred Brege, 68, of was an active member of the Rufus, passed away at Condon Baptist Church,Legacy Emanuel hospital serving as a board member Monday, Oct. 17, 2016. He andDeacon for many years. " was born in Alpena, Michigan August 10, 1948. He attended school in Belknap Township's St. Michael's Lutheran School, and graduated from Rogers City High School in 1966. After serving in the Army in In 2001, part of the range land was sold to John Bums, Sr. In 2005 the remainder of the range and farm land, with the exception of 424 acres, was sold to John Burns, Jr., and Russell and Marva retired to Adams,1972 and 1973, he returned Oregon where Marva still i to college and received a resides. They have been master's degree in Fish active members of the Adams Biology. He moved to Rufus in 1976 to work for the National Marine Fisheries and met his future wife, Linda Byrd. Dean and Linda (Byrd) Brege were married in 1978, and had two daughters, Heidi and Nichole. During their lifetime in Rufus, they both i volunteered for the Rufus Fire and Ambulance for Community Church. i: Russ is survived by his wife, Marva, of Adams; daughters, Rente and husband Joe of Stanfield, Rita and husband Garry of Springfield, Rhonda and husband Doug of Lewiston, Idaho; five grandchildren; and five great- grandchildren. Memorial contributions, many years. Dean served on for those who wish, may be ' the Rufus City Council and made to the Condon Baptist the school boards. Linda Church, P.O. Box 451,',:,served on many local boards Condon, Oregon 97823 or to:' "and committees, as well. a charity of choice. Dean was an avid hunter and Sweeney Mortuary ofI for 39 years taught Hunters Condon is in charge of Education for the State of arrangements. Oregon. Dean and Linda both enjoyed the outdoors I Spot Ads Work! I and most especially enjoyed You're reading one now.[andtheirfriends.time with their family Call us: 541-384-2421 The couple is survived by their daughters, Heidi ~i (Brege) Allen and husband Alfonso, and Nichole (Brege) Banttari and husband Ed; and four grandchildren, Lotus, Ina, Eli and Ivan. They are also galaxrda b Nov. 19 - 10 am. - 4 p.m. We accept the followi Please call if you have questions or don't see your insurance listed here, many plans have multiple names. We will be CLOSED Thanksgiving! Enjoy Your Holidafl The Pharmacy will also be CLOSED Friday, Nov. 25 but Murrays will be OPEN ,i survived by numerous family ' members and friends who dearly loved them. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, Nov. 19, at Bob's Texas T-Bone Restaurant's banquet room in Rufus, 1 to 4 p.m. Health "~l~e Care"S er~J. es eSkiJted ~ ae=iu~ 41, ph y= ka r".~ emW @ t"lo wa= Hea Itk Akle for your holiday shopping! Regular Business Hours: Monday thru Friday 9 am ~ 6 pm Saturday 10 am ~ 6 pm PHARMACY HOURS: Monday thru Friday 10am ~ lpm & 2 ~ 5pro Pharmacy Closed Saturdays 225 s. Main ~ Condon ~ 541- 384- 2801