1897 - 1958
Doris DeCocq Hale
The Hale's moved to Central Oregon in the early 1970's, where she worked as a cook in restaurants and at the Redmond Senior Center. She enjoyed reading, knitting, crocheting and gardening.
Her survivors are:
Son - Ernie Hale of Virginia
Daughter - Beth Sherman of Redmond
Sister - Wilma Nichols of Seattle
Brother - Leemon DeCocq of San DiegoShe was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Hale, eight siblings and parents
Fred A Price
March 1, 1913
June 25, 2002
Married January 25, 1937 in Speedwell, North Carolina
"TILL WE MEET AGAIN"
He was a logger, retired in 1973. He enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing and spending time with his children, especially his grandchildren. He was a member of the Smith Rocks Community Church.
His survivors are:
Wife - Rhoda S of Terrebonne
Daughter - Bertha Mack of Redmond
Sisters - Margaret Nicholson of Washington, Avery Simpson and Grace Nicholson both of Springfield; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Lester Ray Price, his parents, a brother and a sister.
December 30, 1919 - Ellijay, North Carolina
April 24, 2006 - Redmond, Oregon
Rhoda S Price died at 86 on April 24, 2006.
She was born Dec. 30, 1919, in Ellijay, North Carolina. Her parents were James and Peggy (Gregory) Ammons. She married Fred Price on Jan. 25, 1937, in Speedwell, N.C.
Mrs. Price was on of the founders of the Smith Rocks Community Church in Redmond. She worked as a caregiver in the residential home at the Opportunity Center in Redmond for many years. She enjoyed gardening and camping.
Her survivors are:
Daughter - Bertha Mack of Redmond
Brother - Fred Ammons of Traveler's Rest, South Carolina
Sisters - Lelia Adams of Franklin, North Carolina, Myrtle Frisbee of Sedro Wooley, Washington, and Cora Hollard of Franklin, North Carolina
Grandchildren whom she raised, Pam Gilbert and Dennis Urell, both of Redmond, and Randy Nielsen and Rick Urell, both of Bend; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Kerry 'Jakey" Sean Shuffield
July 6, 1971
November 3, 2001
This is the first grave you see as you walk into the gates at the Terrebonne Pioneer Cemetery. It is a much loved and well tended site.
Mr Shuffield was born in Redmond, Oregon, on July 6, 1971. He lost his battle with lymphoma on November 3, 2001 at St. Charles Medical Center.
He graduated from Redmond High School in Redmond, Oregon. He attended Universal Technical Institute, UTI, in Phoenix Arizona, training in diesel mechanics.
He worked for Nick's Crane in Bend, Oregon.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting, driving dune buggies and motorcycles, and his work.
Mr. Shuffield's surviving family:
Daughters - Shala Shuffield of Lakeview and Mariah Shuffield of Prineville
Parents - mother and stepfather, Debbie J. and Dick Ridgeway of Terrebonne; father, Duane Shuffield of Summer Lake
Sisters - Angela Salladay of Terrebonne and Ginger Spruell of Culver
Brothers - Chaylon Shuffield of Summer Lake and Dustin Spruell of Culver
Grandparents - Fred and Shirley Dexter of Terrebonne, Lavon Ridgeway of Culver, Earlene Phillips of Porterville, California, and Ernie Shuffield of Orosi, California
Special Friend - Loretta West of Terrebonne.
Terrebonne Pioneer Cemetery has some very old and very beautiful pine/fir (not sure) trees in it. While it looks cool and comfortable under those old trees and a charming place for a headstone, what the pitch does to the gravestones is sad, sad, sad.
I have gingerly been picking off the large bits of pitch and dislodging the stuck pine needles before photographing. Very messy.
Today I was wearing a brand new shirt ---- and managed to get pitch all over it. I will try the ice cube trick and the SHOUT, but.... Yes, it's in very obvious places.
Moral of the story --- you chose:
1. Don't wear new clothes to the cemetery.
2. Don't clean up graves to photograph.
3. Don't bury your loved ones under trees that are pitchy or leafy.
Update: Ice cubes and patient scraping followed by SHOUT worked again - always amazes me when it does!
on B Street, which becomes NE Smith Rocks Way just before NE 17th Street.
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The Terrebonne Pioneer Cemetery was established on January 28, 1919 when John M. Perry and Lola Mae Perry deeded their land for an I. O. O. F. Cemetery (Independent Order of Odd Fellows). Lola Mae's son, from a previous marriage, had died and needed a place of burial. In the early years the grounds were cared for by the Odd Fellows, the Rebekahs, and, in 1950, the Terrebonne Pioneer Ladies Club. They found the cemetery sandy and overgrown. They cleaned it up, planted shrubs and grass and hired a gardener to water and maintain the grounds. In 1998, Autumn Funerals took over the administration of the Cemetery and a trust was set up to care for it permanently. The internments range from quite old to very recent. The current caretaker goes out of his way to preserve items left at the gravestones and maintain the beautiful and peaceful atmosphere.
I am currently working on a complete and up to date transcription on the cemetery.
Enthusiasm bounds forth prior to logic setting in.
Where do you start?
How do you keep track of what you are doing?
What information should you collect?
Who are you collecting for?
And, could you please set a schedule for the sprinklers?!
I found the Oregon Gravestones project and thought, what a good thing for me to do - to get me out of the house.... thinking I would be working locally, I signed up! Then, I was told someone else was doing the cemetery I was planning on. It's not like there is only one cemetery around - and that goes for everywhere. I thought, I'll do the old Pioneer cemetery in Terrebonne.
It's funny, you begin with a certain perception and it all gets stopped when you realize that nothing is as you thought it would be!
First, I thought it would take no time at all to whip through this small cemetery - HA! Since I am also taking pictures, this is far more time consuming than I ever dreamed. I didn't start in a terribly logical manner either - unusual for me and proving that I didn't really know what to expect. Wandering through and reading headstones was far different than recording information, cleaning the headstone and taking pictures. So far, a good day's work is 50 stones.
Then, I come home, enter the information on the transcription list - upload the photos, crop and re-size them - check for obituaries online - enter the information and download the photos to the data bases I am working with. HOURS!
I'm generating a lot of paper. I don't much like that, but I need the paper until it is in the data bases.
The thing I did expect was how some gravestones just reach out to you and say - don't you wish you knew more about me? And, for the most part, one can only imagine!