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Michael L. “Mike” McClain, 73, died at the Lake District Hospital on Friday, Jan. 2, 2015. Mike was born in Lakeview on Nov. 26, 1941 to Clarence and Jesse (Markstrum) McClain.  He grew up in New Pine Creek where he received his elementary education at Kelly Creek School.  He completed his education when he graduated…

Robert “Bob” Clair, 63, died Friday, Dec. 5, 2014 at St. Charles Medical Center in Bend, with his children by his side. Bob was born in McMinnville and lived in John Day. Bob loved being in the great outdoors; whether it was hunting, fishing or just taking a drive.  His favorite hunting spot in his…

Phyllis Ruth Carter, 64. ended her battle with cancer on Friday, Dec. 12, 2014 at the RiverStone Hospice House in Billings, Mont., surrounded by limitless friends and family. She was born in Lakeview on Dec. 3, 1950. As far as we are concerned she won her battle with cancer and is now laughing and smiling…

Dean Alton Pointere, 57, passed away at his home in Lakeview on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. He was born Nov. 28, 1956 in Cedarville, Calif. to Richard and Patricia Pointere. Dean moved with his parents to Lakeview in 1964 where he attended school. Dean has worked for the Forest Service, Fremont Sawmill and temporarily for…

Virginia (Gake) Lampkins, 91, of Baker City passed away on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 after a brief illness. The daughter of Albert and Anna Gake of Joseph, she married her high school sweetheart, James B. Lampkins on Sept. 11, 1944 while Jim was home on leave from his assigned destroyer, the USS Bradford. He returned…

Perry Tilson, 82, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014, at Rogue Regional Medical Center, in Medford after a very short illness. Perry was born in Marshall, N.C., on May 19, 1932. He was one of four children born to John and Mabel (Blankenship) Tilson. His parents moved from North…

 Jack L. Gillette, 92, died at his home in Christmas Valley on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014.  He was born to Russell and Mary (Wiesenback) Gillette in Portland on Sept. 5, 1922. Jack grew up in Klamath Falls and graduated from Klamath Union High School in 1941.  He was drafted into the U. S. Army Air…

Bill Schmidt, 87, passed away in Sunnyvale, Calif. on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. He was born on Feb. 19, 1927. Bill served in WWII as an electronics engineer, in the Navy.  Then he and his wife Laurena Zell Riggs moved to San Francisco, Calif. for several years before moving to Lake County.  They lived on…

Lyle Walter Cory, 65, returned home to his Heavenly Father on Tuesday, Nov. 4 while surrounded by his family. Lyle was born in Lakeview on April 1, 1949 to Walter and Lois Cory. He graduated from Lakeview High School in 1966 and went on to serve his country in the army. He married his eternal…