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Amuchastegui, Tim  
Tim Michael Amuchastegui, born Nov. 23, 1950, to John Amuchastegui and Marie Quattlebaum in Klamath Falls, passed away on Feb. 17, 2015, in Portland with his family by his side. Tim was raised in Klamath Falls, attending various elementary schools, Altamont Junior High School and graduated from Klamath Union High School in 1969. Following graduation, he completed his apprenticeship to become a journeyman carpenter. In 1973, he won the Oregon State Carpenter Apprenticeship Contest and competed at the national competition. He graduated with honors in structural engineering from Oregon Institute of Technology in 1973. Tim moved to Portland and worked for the Donald M. Drake Co. He married the love of his life, Cecelia Pisan, on May 24, 1975. They were married in Klamath Falls and made their first home in Portland. Tim and Cecelia started AMUCHCO, his first construction company, where he specialized in custom homes and completed a major remodel of the Portland Plaza. In 1978, they moved to Klamath Falls to partner with Tim's parents, Marie and Bruce Owens, to develop the Nob Hill Subdivision. AMUCHCO was then changed to Amuchastegui Building Inc. and Tim specialized in luxury custom homes and commercial construction. Tim and Cecelia developed the Quail Ridge Subdivision and, in working with Don and Jean Roullette, also developed the Crown Ridge Subdivision. Tim was a well-known and respected general contractor in the Klamath Falls area from 1978 to the present. His work represented the highest quality and attention to detail. As a result, his clients felt like family and became lasting friends. During this time, he and Cec enjoyed raising their family while supporting each of their four children in the numerous activities and sports. From 1995 to 2003, Tim served as a member of the Merle West Medical Center board of directors. He also served as vice chairman from 1998 to 2002 and chairman in 2003. Tim led the effort to develop the PHP Insurance Program with a vision to engage local health care providers in working collaboratively with employers to reduce the cost of health care overall, while creating more of a closed network to keep as much health care local as possible. From 1989 to 2007, he was an active member of the Klamath Falls Rotary Club and was a Paul Harris Fellow. He was an active member, too, of the Klamath Basin Beekeepers Association. Tim's favorite pastimes were spending time with his family, traveling, golfing, running, walking, kayaking, Tai Chi, and beekeeping. Tim and Cecelia traveled the United States and throughout Europe. He especially enjoyed their annual Maui vacations. Tim was also a gun enthusiast and enjoyed hunting. He ran the Hood to Coast Relay as a member of the Artful Codgers in the early 1990s. Tim is survived by his wife Cecelia; sons and daughters-in-law Tahn, Aaron and Kaleena, Matthew and Tessa; daughter and son-in-law Jennifer and Derek; mother Doris Amuchastegui; brother and sister-in-law Bruce and Cher Owens; sisters and sister-in-law Mollie Owens and Mary O'Kiefe and Kareen Lindstrom; brother-in-law and his spouse Michael and Marsha Pisan; grandchildren Kannen, Calis, Skyler, Madelyn, Kennedy, Charlotte, Isabel, Paige, Bella, Tatum and Taylee; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many special friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Tina Amuchastegui and brother Gordon "Corky" Brown. A celebration of life will be at Bible Baptist Church at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, followed by a reception at the Ross Ragland Cultural Center. In lieu of flowers please donate to Providence Portland Medical Foundation, Guest Housing, in memory of Tim M. Amuchastegui, 4805 NE Glisan St. Portland, OR 97213, or the charity of your choice.
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Published in Herald And News on Feb. 24, 2015
Carson, Beulah May  
Beulah Carson, 92, passed away peacefully Feb. 19, 2015, with loved ones by her side. Born June 28, 1922, in Kuna, Idaho, she was a resident of Klamath Falls for the past 70 years. She enjoyed ceramics, beading, gardening and especially spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by Tom Carson, her husband of 43 years, and sisters Mary Louise Atkins and Pauline Crider. She is survived by her sons Jim Stevens of Yuba City, Calif., Dick Stevens of Sterling, Alaska, and Ron Stevens of Klamath Falls; daughter Betty Mick of Boring, Ore.; and sisters Lucille Brooks of Redding, Calif., and Opal Davidson of Boise, Idaho. Beulah was blessed with 10 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great grandchildren. A celebration of life will be held during the spring.
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Published in Herald And News on Feb. 25, 2015
Christensen, Michael  
Michael Lee Christensen was born Sept. 2, 1958, and passed away Feb. 19, 2015. Survivors include his mother, Ernestine Christensen; children, Teenabelle, Michael Jr., Melbreena and Wesley; best ex, Nola Christensen; sister, Joy and Melvin Smith; brother, Randy and Mae Christensen; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. A celebration of his life will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, 2015, in the Baptist Church on Homedale Road.
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Published in Herald And News on Feb. 26, 2015
Erlei, Larry "Tom" - Roseburg  
Well, we know you always joked about looking in the obituaries to see if you would need to go to work. Tom you can quit looking, today you rest. We are saddened to let you all know we have lost the finest Husband, Father, Grandfather, son, brother, uncle, and friend we could ever ask for. He was born to Joseph and Barbara Erlei June 8, 1942 in Lakeview, Oregon. His father followed the lumber industry as did Tom working as a millwright As a millwright he never wanted for work, as one mill shut down he started at the next; he worked at many of the mills in this area retiring from Columbia Forest Products. Always willing to help friends and family, he was a jack-of-all-trades. A valued employee and a priceless friend, he will be missed by many. Tom is survived by his loving wife of 49 years. April and Tom met in Hayfork, California, just before he was drafted into the service, and was married March 5, 1966, after his return. Tom and April have three daughters, Jody Montoya, Molly Powell and Sally Erlei; and their son in-law, Phillip Powell. They have eight wonderful grandchildren, Anna, Thomas and his girlfriend, Bailey, JJ, Jazz and Billy Montoya, DJ, Violet, and Porter Powell. He is also survived by his three brothers and their wives, Jim and Angie, Joe and Peggy, Willy and Nadine, plus many nieces and nephews. Viewing will be from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Saturday February 28 in Davenport's Chapel of The Good Shepherd 2080 Memorial Dr. Klamath Falls OR. Funeral services will be at 3:00 p.m. Sunday March 1, 2015 in Klamath Christian Center 6100 Church Hill Dr. Klamath Falls OR. Tom will be buried at the Shields Cemetery, Philo, Calif. March 2, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. He gave his life to us (John 15:13). Until we meet again, we Love You.
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Published in Herald And News on Feb. 28, 2015
Ketcham, Alvin A.  
A memorial mass will be celebrated for Alvin A. Ketcham at St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, with Rev. Shiju Thuruthiyil celebrating. A luncheon reception will follow in the parish hall. Inurnment will be at Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery. An evening vigil service and recitation of the holy rosary will be at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, at St. Pius X. Mr. Ketcham, 88, died of natural causes at his residence in Klamath Falls, Ore., Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, surrounded by his loving family. He was born May 30, 1926, in Newark, N.Y., to Augustus and Florence Ketcham. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II. Following his discharge, he attended the University of Wyoming, graduating with a bachelors and masters degree in education. Al taught Junior High School for 35 years. First in Reedsport, Ore., and then at Henley Junior School in Klamath Falls. He coached many sports during his teaching career. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Kathryn; and his sister, Irene Blum. He is survived by Barbara, his wife of 25 years; children, Kathryn Ketcham, Timothy Ketcham, Terry Kozarik, Mark Ketcham, Christopher "Kit" Ketcham, Amy Hall and Mary Bineaua; and stepchildren, Linda Phillips, Timothy Phillips, Paula Phillips, Maureen Phillips, Shelby Phillips and Michol Phillips. Also 23 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. Wards Klamath Funeral Home 541-882-4404 is in charge of the arrangements.
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Published in Herald And News from Feb. 22 to Feb. 24, 2015
Peery, Norma  
Norma Jewel Peery was born April 23, 1942, in Klamath Falls, Ore., to Carmen Ora and William Jewell Lay. She went to school in Klamath Falls and graduated from Klamath Union High School in 1960 and attended Portland State University. Norma married Milton Reece Peery June 10, 1961. They had 53 wonderful years of marriage together and have two children, Shawn Reece Peery and Michelle (Shelly) Renee Peery. Norma spent 26 years working for Klamath First Federal/Sterling Savings and Loan. She started as a teller and worked her way up to vice president savings and loan officer before retiring in 1998 due to her heart condition. Norma was an avid cook; she had secret recipes for sweets and breads. She had multiple zucchini bread recipes and always would enter them in the local fairs. She had multiple blue ribbons and won grand champion of the Tulelake-Butte Valley Fair for breads. She also had secret recipes for spaghetti, a family favorite. Norma was introduced to hot rods by her husband Milton "Buddy." They both had classic cars that they would debut in car shows in which Norma won 20 awards for her 1927 Ford Tall T (The Creamsicle). Norma loved music. She played the piano, cello and accordion. She was also a vocalist with an unmistakable, beautiful voice. Norma was a member of OPUS Six group, Klamath Symphonic Choir, and the Klamath Chorale singing group. She sang at multiple fairs, Oregon Trails meetings, for the governor of Oregon, and other local events. Norma was a Christian and attended Klamath Temple/Glad Tidings Worship Centre. Her service for Jesus, God and the church was through her musical gifts; she was always an active member of the choir, a pianist, and a soloist. She taught both her children from birth the ways of Jesus and carried this legacy with her grandchildren. The biggest part of Norma's life was her family; she was a devoted mother and wife as well as grandmother. She loved to spend time with them around meals, reading to them, camping, fishing trips, and hunting trips. She also enjoyed watching a good movie with her family, from "Toy Story" to "Star Wars." She was Mom, Grandma, and Aunt Norma to her family. Norma was selfless in nature, always giving her time and efforts for her family over her own needs. She also had multiple friends throughout the country; everyone loved Norma as she was the sweetest, kindest, and most pleasant person that most people have ever met. She would always have a smile on her face (no matter what was going on inside of her). Norma met Jesus peacefully in her sleep in Sky Lakes Medical Center on Sunday, Feb. 22. She was 72 years old. She is survived by husband, Milton Peery; mother, Carmen Collins; son and daughter, Shawn and Robyn Peery; daughter, Michelle Peery; grandchildren, Bailey Peery, Cassandra Peery, Taylor Peery, David McPherson, Gabriel Peery, and Raiden Peery; great-grandson, Emery Mee; uncle, Max Revis; aunts, Pat, Lois, Virginia and Marge Revis; aunt and uncle, Earl Lois and Earl Thomas; and aunt, Janice Carey. She also has numerous cousins. Mom, Grandma, and Aunt Norma's legacy will live on through all of the lives she touched in her glorious and blessed years with us. She will be missed greatly; we all look forward to meeting her again one day in heaven. Her memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, in Glad Tidings Worship Centre followed by a potluck at the same location immediately after the service.
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Published in Herald And News on Feb. 26, 2015
Thompson, Marjorie E.  
Marjorie E. Thompson, a former longtime Klamath Falls resident, died Feb. 3, 2015, in Tacoma, Wash. She was born Nov. 30, 1920, in Vassar, Kan., to Wayne and Lelia Stanley. She was educated in Chivington, Colo., and attended junior college near Chivington. She married William "Bill" Edward Thompson June 15, 1942, in Klamath Falls. Marjorie worked at the Klamath Falls YMCA and United Way. She also worked as a medical receptionist for many years. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and a friend to all. She loved family, church, gardening, baseball games and reading. Marjorie enjoyed visiting with her caregivers from Visiting Angels; the family is very grateful for the excellent, compassionate care provided for the past two years. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and brothers, Dale Leroy Stanley and Carl Donald Stanley. She is survived by her daughters, Kay Lanier of Tacoma, Wash., and Carol Miles of Klamath Falls; son-in-law, Mike Lanier of Tacoma; grandchildren, Rebecca and Scott Sanders and Mary Lanier, all of Tacoma, David Lanier (Gabriella) of Bonney Lake, Wash., and Tracy Newton (Tom) of Bend, Ore.; great-grandchildren, Mark Sanders (RaeAnn) of Puyallup, Wash., April Sanders of Tacoma, and Joshua Newton and Reese Newton of Bend; and great-great-granddaughter, Alexandria Dawn Sanders of Puyallup. Funeral services were held in Tacoma on Feb. 7.
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Published in Herald And News on Mar. 1, 2015
Tupper Sr., Richard Kean  
Richard Kean Tupper Sr. was born on Oct. 22, 1950, in Klamath Falls, Ore., to Bill Duffy and the late Rachel Tupper. He went home to be with his Lord on Feb. 19, 2015, with family members at his side. Richard lived in Sprague River, Ore., as he was growing up. He went to several schools in the area; Sprague River, Bonanza, Chiloquin, and Judson in Scottsdale, Ariz. He later earned his GED. In the year 1970, Richard married Carlette Moore and lived in Sprague River. They had three beautiful children. In 1980. he met and married Ester McCauliffe and had a son and lived in Klamath Falls. In March 1993, he married his late wife Janice Riddle. Together, they raised her grandson while living in Klamath Falls. Richard worked for the Klamath Tribes Commodity Program for 23 years before having to retire due to health conditions. He also worked at many businesses like Weyerhaueser in Bly, Ore.; Bill Wampler in Chiloquin, Ore,; and Modoc Lumber in Klamath Falls. Richard's hobbies were his horses, riding and training, team roping, rodeos, playing pool and the game of 8 Ball. Richard was a Modoc, an ordained minister, and an Indian cowboy. He received the Lord in his life in April 1990. He enjoyed spreading the Word of God and spending time with his family. He attended rodeo and basketball and football games and enjoyed watching his grandkids, great-nieces, and great-nephews compete. He always gave encouraging words "Never give up" and "You're blessed and highly favored." Richard touched so many lives while doing the things that he loved: training horses, rodeos, attending church at Life Community, horseshoeing, and his many travels while working for the Klamath Tribes. He enjoyed watching his favorite football teams: the Oakland Raiders and the Oregon Ducks. He lived a life full of fellowship, family, and friends while walking on this earth. His legacy was planting the Word of God in his children. Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law Kean and Teah Tupper; daughter Kristie Tupper; daughter and son-in-law Karlee and Marcus Campos; son and daughter-in-law Dustin and Monica Tupper; son Derek Gallagher; brothers Rayson Tupper (and children Torina and Taylor) and Stormy Tupper (and children Shannon and Tracy); sister Tana Tupper (and daughter Dawn Cher); sister Tori Tupper and Ivan Jackson; sister Berva Tupper (and children Rachel and Chae-Dawn); brother Brandon and Amy Tupper (and daughter Brooklyn); brother Steve and Donna Weiser (and children Reagan, WeDawna, Wycooma, Winna, Wyonna, Steven and Stefanie); 19 grandkids; 14 great-grandkids; and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother Rachel Tupper; Gramp and Grammy Hiram and Winnie Robins, wife Janice Tupper, son Randy Gallagher and daughters Deanna Norwest and Yvette Gallagher. Special friends include Erwin Miller, Lawrence and Ann Hall, Harvey and Ruth Buckle, Samantha Evans, Micky Hicks, Rachel Taylor Reid, Ester Astolfi, Brook Higgins, Keith Ulam, Penny Ulam, Paula Brown, Ann Haskins, Tim and Donna McFall, Harley and Madeline Cole, Brandy Hatcher, Sherri Dee, Marvin Garcia, Ed Harry, Norm Harry, Lee Thom, John Galbreath, Buzz Kirk, Oran Miller, Jerry McCling, Kenny Jennings, Greg Sherrill, John Hicks, Wauseka Brown Jr., Thomas Yellowhair, and many more. A public viewing will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, from 4 to 8 p.m. in Davenport's Chapel. A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, at the Klamath County Fairgrounds in the Little Indoor Arena at 11 a.m. A graveside service will follow at Chief Schonchin Cemetery in Sprague River with lunch to follow in the Beatty Community Center. Davenport's Chapel of the Good Shepherd, directors, now at 2680 Memorial Drive, Klamath Falls, OR 97601, (541-883-3458), is in charge of the arrangements.
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Published in Herald And News on Feb. 24, 2015
Wells, Donna  
Donna Ruth Wells went home to her Lord on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015. A memorial service will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, in Peace Memorial Presbyterian Church. Visitation will be from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, in O'Hair Funeral Chapel. A private burial will take place prior to the memorial. Donna was born Aug. 28, 1935, in Hazel Park, Mich., to Harold and Eileen Adams. She was married to James Wells on Dec. 3, 1955, in Avondale, Ariz. Donna and Jim moved often with Jim's military career and Donna made lifelong friends everywhere they lived. Donna loved her church and her church family and stayed involved as much as she was able. She had many wonderful friends and one of her great joys was sharing a meal with them. Donna is survived by James, her loving husband of 59 years; sons Harold "Hap" Wells (Cynthia) of Klamath Falls and Daniel Wells of Oak Harbor Wash.; daughters LaDonna Smith of Eugene, Ore., and Darlene Hanley of Everett, Wash. She was very proud of her grandchildren Joshua Wells, Todd Burt, Danny Burt, Greg Hanley, Jake Scarbrough, Kyle Wells and Samantha Wells. She also had five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by both of her sisters Bonnie and Pam and her parents Harold and Eileen Adams. Donna was a blessing to many and will be greatly missed.
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Published in Herald And News on Feb. 24, 2015
Young Jr., Phillip And Dorothy - Klamath Falls  
Phillip Jr. and Dorothy Young, were reunited Feb. 25, 2015, when Dorothy passed away after a long hard fight with COPD. Phillip lost his fight with lung cancer on May 18, 2014. They were married more than 30 years. Prior to their retirement they worked as custodians for Sacred Heart School. They enjoyed fishing and traveling to Reno to play Keno. Phillip served in World War II in Mac Arthur's Honor Guard and was present at the peace treaty signing on the USS Missouri, ending the war. Dorothy enjoyed crocheting, knitting, sewing, canning, playing bingo and she loved Yahtzee. She had a beautiful singing voice and, at the age of 18, turned down an offer to go to Hollywood and make records. She just wanted to stay home and raise her children, listen to country music and watch John Cena on WWE. Phillip is survived by his daughters, Joy Mason, Lynn Chandler, Sister, Betty Cohen; and sister in law, Eleanor Young. He was predeceased by his parents, and brother, Bill Young. Dorothy is survived by her children, Judy (Les) Plowman, Patsy (Juan) Peniche, Gary (Sue) Ferguson and Fay (Danny) Weaver; sister-in-law, Mary Wilkinson; Aunt, Mary Scott; special best friend, Vieva Colahan; numerous generations of nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her parents, brothers, Howard, Roger and Lawrence; great granddaughter, Natalynn Miller and grand daughters, Dawn Logan, Stacy Ferguson and grandson Richard Grover. Together they shared 17 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren, 18 great-great-grandchildren, with one on the way. They also shared together a passion for the Oregon Ducks and the Seattle Seahawks. Phillip was able to see the Seahawks win the Super Bowl, before he passed away. Services will be at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, March 2, 2015 in Davenport's Chapel of the Good Shepherd, with internment in Klamath Memorial Park following the service. The family wishes to express their heart-felt thank to their special friends, Cheryl Wahl, Charlie Wahl, Nelda Miller, Hi-Desert Hospice, Sky Lakes Home Health, Third Floor Nursing staff, and the numerous doctors involved in their care for all their caring and compassion. In lieu of flowers, donations will be gratefully accepted for Arianna Peniche, at Save the Brain, at www.gofundeme.com . Prayers for her recovery are always welcome. Arrangements by Davenport's Chapel of the Good Shepherd, now located at 2680 Memorial Drive, Klamath Falls, Oregon 541-883-3458.
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Published in Herald And News on Mar. 1, 2015
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