Joanne Carol White, 71, passed away on Friday, March 9, 2012 at Lake District Long Term Care Facility after battling congestive heart failure.
She was born to Lowell and Laura Leetch in Vancouver, Wash. in their home on June 11, 1940.
With a passion for helping others, Joanne went into nursing and earned her (CNA) Certified Nursing Assistant License, serving many years in nursing homes and in-home health care before settling in Lakeview in 1994.
She is survived by her five children; Rodney, Deborah, Michael, Donald and David; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Services celebrating, Joanne’s life will be held at Desert Rose Funeral Chapel on Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 11 a.m. with her son, Michael White officiating. The service is open to all friends and family with a reception following at “The Gathering Place” on the corner of Center and F street, next to the Plush West.
Along with her love for helping others was a love of animals of any kind, especially cats. If you would like to make a donation in her name you can send your contribution to Oregon Outback Humane Society, P.O. Box 206, Lakeview 97630 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Desert Rose Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Arthur (Art) Herman Sheer
Arthur (Art) Herman Sheer, 96, of Lakeview, passed away peacefully Thursday, March 8, 2012 at the Lake District Hospital Long-Term Care.
Art was born March 16, 1915 in Sykeston, N. D., the son of Carl and Lydia (Ergon) Sheer. After several moves, he and his family settled down in Hazelton, Idaho. Art would later graduate the eighth grade in Buhl, Idaho. Because of the need to help support the family of seven siblings, Art and his brother Ed would then work full-time with their father farming. The Sheer brothers worked together for years even after their father passed away. Together they developed the Sheer family ranch in Shoshone. They rented and farmed other lands as well as build roads, level land and log mostly in the southern Idaho area.
Eventually, Ed would marry and stay with the ranch business in Shoshone while Art continued on with his construction and logging business.
Art married Gladys Halverson of Jerome, Idaho on Dec. 10, 1945 and together they moved to Oregon in 1958 with kids and cats.
Art’s business, known as Sheer’s Construction, kept him busy for more than 70 years and even after his retirement, he continued to go with his son Warren and son-in-law Kevin.
Besides working most every day of his life, Art was a Lake County commissioner, a Mason and a Shriner for 50 plus years, as well as a member of the Elks Lodge and the Eagles Lodge in Lakeview. He was also a good fisherman and hunter. But most of all, he was a great storyteller of his many life experiences. His mark across our country in work and play has been a long one, which will forever be hard to improve upon.
Art was preceded in death by his parents Carl and Lydia Sheer; wife Gladys; sons Carl, Raymond, Paul and John; brothers Ed Sheer and Rogen (Mose) Sheer of Shoshone, Idaho; sister Edna Jones of Shoshone, Idaho.
He is survived by son Warren Sheer of Lakeview; daughters and sons-in-law Donna and Jim Baiamonte of Orem, Utah and Linda and Kevin Pardue of Lakeview; daughter Karen Parmentier of Lakeview; brother Dr. Walter Sheer of Verona, Vir.; sisters Virginia Pharris and Alice Hohnhorst of Hazelton, Idaho; 12 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. This count does not include all the grandkids found within the Lakeview area who have actually adopted Art as their Grampa, too.
Funeral Services will be held Friday, March 23, 2012 at 2 p.m. at the United Methodist Church with Pastor Eric Sarensen officiating. Masonic lodge participating following the church services.
The interment will follow at the family plot at the Sunset Cemetery. A potluck luncheon will be served at the Eagle’s Lodge following the graveside service.
Contributions in memory of Art may be made to the Lake County Memorial Heart Fund, Jim Lynch, 620 N. lst. St., Lakeview 97630, Lakeview Volunteer Fire Dept., Mark Klunder, 245 N. F St. Lakeview, 97630 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Visitation will be held at the Ousley Osterman Huffstutter Funeral Chapel on March 13, 14 and 15 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Ousley Osterman Huffstutter Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Jacque L. Stone
Jacque L. Stone, 63, died suddenly at the Lake District Hospital on Sunday, March 11, 2012.
She was born Dec. 13, l948 in Lakeview to Charley P. and Judy M. (Tilford) Gay. She was raised and educated in Lakeview where she finished high school.
She married Duane Stone in Lakeview on Nov. 27, 1980. Her hobbies included a variety of crafts. She also enjoyed the outdoors camping, fishing and hunting.
She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend that will be missed by many.
She was preceded in death by her parents Charley and Judy Gay.
Survivors include her husband Duane; son and daughter-in-law Joseph and Marcie Wade of Lakeview; son Darrell Grisel in California; daughter and son-in-law Letha and Matt Morris in Tennessee; daughter Lisa Wade of Lakeview; stepsons Floyd and Kenneth Stone of O’Neill, Neb.; stepdaughters Janett Hopkins of Talent and Loretta Swearingen of Grants Pass; brother and sister-in-law Joey and Jann Gay; sisters and brothers-in-law Joyce and Mike Nixon and Pam and Bob Bertagna; sister Paula Pool; 18 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews;
A Service of Tribute and Love will be held at the Ousley Osterman Huffstutter Funeral Chapel on Monday, March 19, 2012 at 1 p.m. with her nephew Rev. Hurtt Gay officiating.
A potluck luncheon will held at the Eagle’s Lodge following the services.
Contributions in memory of Jacque Stone may be made to Home Health & Hospice 700 S. J St., Lakeview 97630 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Ousley Osterman Huffstutter Funeral Chapel has charge of the arrangements.
Mabel Mae Simpkins
Mabel Mae Simpkins, 86, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 in Phoenix, Ariz.
She was born Aug. 30, 1925 in Seattle, Wash.
She was preceded in death by husband L.Z. Simpkins in 2001.
She is survived by son and daughter-in-law Wayne and Carol Simpkins of Phoenix, Ariz.; daughter and son-in-law Camille and Harold Gillette of Seattle, Wash.; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 10 a.m. at the Church of Christ, 3750 W. Union Hills Dr. Phoenix, Ariz.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to Hospice of the Valley or a charity of your choice.