Leonard A Joslin

Leonard A Joslin
1897 - 1958

Arnold W Brumitt

Arnold W Brumitt
1904 - 1976


CBM = Chief Boatswain's Mate

Ray W. Brumitt

Ray W. Brumitt
February 11, 1932
July 6, 1978


Married to Wilma L. Brumitt June 27, 1954

Wilma L. Brumitt

Wilma L. Brumitt
August 30, 1933
July 5, 2008

Registered Nurse

Married to Ray W Brumitt June 27, 1954

Laura L Brumitt

Laura L Brumitt
1909 - 1985

Walter G Hirsch

Walter G Hirsch

April 11, 1907
August 22, 1993

Beloved Father
Motto: Thy Duty Ever

Thomas Hall

Thomas Hall
September 27, 1936
June 7, 2006


Doris E (DeCocq) Hale

In Loving Memory

Clarence Hale
Doris DeCocq Hale

Interred 10-17-2001

Doris E DeCocq Hale was born on June 17, 1920 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She died of natural causes on October 13, 2001 in Redmond, Oregon. She was married to Clarence 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 Diego

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Hale, eight siblings and parents

Clarence Hale

In Loving Memory

Clarence Hale
Doris Hale

Interred 10-17-2001

Wife: Doris Hale

Lester Ray Price

Lester Ray Price
July 25, 1941
October 1972

Fred A Price

Fred A Price
March 1, 1913
June 25, 2002

Married January 25, 1937 in Speedwell, North Carolin


Fred A Price, 89, died of natural causes. He was born in Speedwell, North Carolina, and married his wife, Rhoda (Ammons) there.

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.

Rhoda S (Ammons) Price

Rhoda S Price
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.

She was preceeded in death by her husband, Fred A Price and a son, Lester Ray Price

J L Williams (James Lou Williams)

J L Williams
James Lou
September 12, 1912
April 7, 1984


Alice Joy Williams

Alice Joy Williams
June 4, 1931
November 2, 1995


Shirley Dexter and Fred Dexter

Interestingly, both of these people are still alive. But, their gravestone is personal and ready for them.

Kerry "Jakey" Sean Shuffield

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.


Burials Under a Tree

Damn and damn again....

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!


Terrebonne Pioneer Cemetery

Terrebonne Pioneer Cemetery is located in Central Oregon,
about 1 1/2 miles east of the town of Terrebonne, which is just north of Redmond and Bend,
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.


Cemetery Transcription ~ Getting Started

Starting a cemetery transcription seems to also involve a few false starts....
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!